Pittsburg State University and the Kelce College of Business recognized Ashley Stout and Yingying Li as the 2013 Outstanding MBA Students of the Year on April 22 at the 54th Annual Kelce Awards Banquet.
Pittsburg State University and the Kelce College of Business recognized Esther Thuo as the 2012 Outstanding MBA Student of the Year on April 26 at the 53rd Annual Kelce Awards Banquet.
Friday night, in front of many family members and friends, Pechone Stepps will receive a master’s degree from Pittsburg State University. It will be one more milestone in his long recovery from an injury that changed his life in more ways than most people can imagine.In 2002, Stepps, a graduate of Fort Scott High School and a former collegiate basketball player, was living a dream. “One minute I was living in New York and coaching at Division I St. John’s,” Stepps said. “The next minute everything changed.” view more
For graduate student Kristy Magee, the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project has been more than just a play. It has been a nearly two-year effort that has had a tremendous effect on her personally. Magee directed the final piece of the project, the PSU Theatre’s production of the play “Dead Man Walking,” based on a book by Sister Helen Prejean. The production, April 26-30 in the PSU Studio Theatre, recounts Sister Helen Prejean’s journey as she befriends a convicted murderer in the days before his execution. view more
In 2009, Cayla Thomlinson, an undergraduate communication major with a passion for photography, was looking for an internship. Mike Gullett, her photojournalism instructor, suggested checking out Camp Barnabas, a Christian camp for kids with special needs. It's an experience that has not only helped Cayla grow professionally, but personally, as well. View more
Gregory Campbell, a recent Pittsburg State University graduate from St. Louis, Mo., will be teaching English this fall and also building bridges between his home and Turkey. Campbell, who received a master's degree in music in May, is a recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship through the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.View more
A Pittsburg State University graduate student has found the key to some mysterious Civil-War era coded letters. What the letters revealed surprised not only him, but also officials at the Kansas State Historical Society, who have decided to restrict access to the contents of the letters to adults only.Bill Hoyt, an employee in PSU's Advancement Services Office and a PSU alumnus, said he came across the coded letters, written by John Brown, Jr., son of the famous abolitionist, while doing research for his master's thesis in history. View more
Pittsburg State University honored two alumni with its Dr. Ralf J. Thomas Distinguished Service Award during the Apple Day Convocation on Thursday, March 3, in McCray Recital Hall. This is the 20th year for the award, presented by the PSU Alumni Association, which honors alumni who have demonstrated significant volunteer service to the PSU community. View more
There's a student group or club at Pittsburg State to match just about anyone's interest, and if there's not, it's likely that students will start one. View more A few years ago, students with a passion for percussion founded Apex Percussion. Today, the 10 or so members get together to learn and perform and just have fun. Recently, they shared their interest with a wider audience in the U-Club. View more
This semester, construction graduate students working on their master's of engineering technology (MET) degrees at Pittsburg State University have been experimenting with some of the newest technology available to builders. BIM (Building Information Modeling), also known as VDC (Virtual Design and Construction), is the newest software in construction, giving builders an opportunity to see a structure come together digitally before physically laying a single board in place. View more
As a former rock music promoter in India, graduate student Rohan Ratnapal knew that when it came to finding an internship in the American entertainment industry, he needed to think big. "One thing I learned in college in India was that a person should work for the best, and expect only the best," said Ratnapal, who came to PSU three years ago to pursue dual graduate degrees in technology management and mass communication. "In the media and music industries in the United States, that's MTV." View more
Pittsburg State University and the Kelce College of Business recognized Kenneth E. Irwin as the 2010 Outstanding MBA Student of the Year on April 26 at the 51st Annual Kelce Awards Banquet. View more
The PSU Research Colloquium, held April 20-22, included 18 graduate and undergraduate students who made presentations about research they have been conducting. Research projects included independent research conducted by students as well as research conducted in collaboration with faculty at Pittsburg State University and other universities. View more
Christel Benson, PSU graduate and Instructor in the Graphics and Imaging Technologies department recently was awarded the gold for her PSU "Our graduates" ads, as well as another gold and two silver awards during the 2009-2010 ADDY® Awards. The awards were hosted by the Joplin Ad Club and was held on Saturday, February 27, 2010. There were 234 entries from 26 different designers/companies. View more
When the Indian Student Association at PSU put on their annual Diwali celebration and shared the "Festival of Lights" with the community this past November, the dancing and performances were like nothing many in the audience had ever seen. Especially one performer, whose presence at Pitt State is for some international students a bit like having a celebrity around. Sudha Sankar, a 22-year-old graduate student from Chennai, India, is a professional dancer in her home country. For the students organizing Diwali, it was an easy choice to ask her to be a featured performer. View more
A year ago, Psychology and Counseling graduate student Allison Keegan had an epiphany after a professor assigned her to participate in an activity that would place her in an environment of diversity, giving her an understanding of what it's like to walk in another person's shoes.
The PSU Research Colloquium, held April 8-9, included 10 graduate and undergraduate students who made presentations about research they have been conducting. Research projects included independent research conducted as well as research conducted in collaboration with faculty at Pittsburg State University and other universities.
Pittsburg State University and the Kelce College of Business recognized James Kirby as the 2009 Outstanding MBA Student on April 20 at the 51st Annual Kelce Awards Banquet. Kirby has had an outstanding career at PSU and was unanimously chosen by the Business Graduate Faculty for this honor. His degree in International Business has helped him score in the 95% on the Major Field Test nationally.