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Biology Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Dixie L. Smith

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Contact Person:
Kelly Borden

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Phone: 620-235-4732
Fax: 620-235-4194

Heckert-Wells Hall 223
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7552

Biology Department Videos

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Biology Department Videos

SP17 Graduation Ceremony - Ms. Katelyn Marie Flood (outstanding senior women speech) - May 15, 2017

2017 Science Day - Pittsburg State University - February 23, 2017

2016 Outstanding Faculty Recipient - Dr. Xiaolu Wu - The Outstanding Faculty Award recipients were announced at the university’s Apple Day celebration on March 3.  March 7, 2016

2016 Outstanding Alumni (words of advice) - Here's some words of advice for students provided by the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients at Pittsburg State University!  October 12, 2016

2016 Outstanding Alumni Award Reception - Pittsburg State University - Reception speeches from the recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award.  October 10, 2016

PepsiCo Recycling Dream Machine - Pittsburg State University - The PepsiCo Recycling Dream Machine is a new addition to the newly renovated Overman Student Center! It gives our Pitt State community a fun and rewarding way to recycle their aluminum cans or plastic bottles. Be sure to check it out on the lower level of the Overman Student Center!  August 24, 2015

#BeAGorilla - Paul Fraley - We'd like to introduce Paul Fraley to #GorillaNation! He recently graduated from Pittsburg State University, but before he walked across the stage, he was kind enough to answer a few questions about his college career!  May 21, 2015

2015 Outstanding Faculty Recipient - Dr Phillip Harries - Here's one of the three 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients at Pittsburg State University, sharing his advice and feelings on being selected!  March 12, 2015

GorillaForever - Alex Jaeger - While most students Alex Jaeger’s age are preparing for winter break in their sophomore year of high school, this 15-year-old is laying out his cap and gown in preparation for Pittsburg State University’s commencement exercises.  December 12, 2014

2014 Outstanding Alumni Recipient - James WhitfordOne of our alumni, James Whitford, was honored with the 2014 Alumni award for his great achievements!  October 14, 2014

Nature Reach Day Camp - Watch here for a glimpse at what went on at the Nature Reach Day Camp this year!  June 24, 2014

Nature Reach Program at PSU - Nature Reach is an outreach program of Pittsburg State University's Biology Department and is part of the Department's Life Science Education Program.  June 18, 2013

Pitt State hosts annual Science Day - An estimated 600 high school students from across the Four-States test their scientific knowledge and compete in chemistry, physics, Earth and space science, and biology during the PSU's annual Science Day.  March 7, 2013

Pitt State Study Abroad - Peru 2012 - Delia Lister, Director of the Nature Reach Program at Pittsburg State University, took a group of students with her to study in the Amazon through the PSU Study Abroad Program.  Also watch Gorilla Spotlight: Delia ListerAugust 9, 2012

Virginia Rider - The Quality of Pitt State Undergraduates - Biology Professor Virginia Rider expresses her thoughts about the quality of the Undergraduates at Pittsburg State University!  February 23, 2012

Pitt State's Nature Reach Program  - Kids from the surrounding region are learning about science and nature through another PSU summer camp!  July 25, 2011

PSU Annual Science Day 2011 - With nearly five hundred students taking part in this year's event, the day was full of fun interactive competitions and learning!  April 21, 2011

Helpful Energy Saving Tips from PSU - PSU gives everyone some helpful tips on how to conserve energy and save money!  April 18, 2011