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Communication Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Cynthia Allan

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Contact Person:
Kristi Geier

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Phone: 620-235-4716
Fax: 620-235-4686

Grubbs Hall Room 215
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Extracurricular Activities

Student majoring in the Department of Communication are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activites while attending PSU.  Listed below are a variety of activities associated with the Department of Communication.


CAPS 13, Cable Access Pitt State, is the Department of Communication's student-produced cable television station. Our students learn to use studio and portable video equipment, editing consoles, and a complete radio laboratory with two audio boards, including a state-of-the-art digital audio production facility.

Through CAPS 13, our students produce a live, 30-minute weekly news broadcast, "CAPS 13 News,” in addition to many other feature shows.

Pitt State Theatre

Shape of Things Play

The Pitt State Theatre Company presents several plays throughout the year at the PSU Studio Theater in Grubbs Hall and at the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.

Gorilla Radio

Gorilla Radio

Broadcasting from the coolest little corner of Pittsburg State University, Gorilla Radio features a selection of college rock music along with a variety of specialty shows. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night from 6:00 to Midnight on CAPS 13.

It's Radio...on TV!

Student Publications

Communication majors interested in pursuing careers in the print media, whether in journalism, photojournalism, advertising or another emphasis, are encouraged to join the staffs of the University's two student publications -- the Collegio, PSU's award-winning, weekly student newspaper, or the Kanza,the school's award-winning yearbook.

PSU, unlike many of the state's major university's, invites freshmen and sophomores to join the staffs of its student publications. Since the two publications operate independently from the Department of Communication, staff members for the Collegio and Kanza come from a wide range of academic disciplines. Nonetheless, many of our majors often serve in high-level positions with both publications.

Visit the Collegio Online or the Collegio Facebook page.  You can also follow the Kanza Yearbook Facebook page.