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Former winners crowned again

March 12, 2018

splitface Team from SHS who won as freshmen, again take first place at this year's Youth Entrepreneurship Fair. view more

New president named at Monarch Cement

December 14, 2017

Tony Kasten New leadership has stepped in at Monarch Cement Company after the board of directors named a new president and assistant secretary-treasurer. view more

Student authors book to honor mother, country

December 12, 2017

Student authors book to honor mother, country  Graduate student Luis Carlos Gonzalez Rodriguez, of Venezuela, was not supposed to have been born. view more

Unique cowgirl documentary set to premiere Wednesday

December 11, 2017

Cowgirl documentary After 20,453 highway miles, 18,316 photographs, 2,197 videoclips, and 4,760 hours of editing, Pittsburg State University student Lindsey Walls completed a documentary about cowgirl culture, which is set to premiere on Wednesday. view more

USD 503 chooses superintendent finalists

November 21, 2017

splitface The search for a new superintendent for Parsons USD 503 is nearing an end. In April the USD 503 Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Shelly Martin, who announced she would be leaving to take a position at Pittsburg State University. view more

Teacher inspires her former fifth grader to pursue teaching

November 17, 2017

Teacher inspires her former fifth grader to pursue teaching When Daniel Golden was a fifth grader at Central Elementary in Baxter Springs, his teacher, Angela Abbott, wrote him a letter, in cursive, praising how much he had progressed as a student and his kind and cooperative nature. view more

PSU research team turns tea leaves into batteries

November 3, 2017

Researchers at Pittsburg State University are trying to turn green wast into green energy. view more

Conference inspires, motivates PSU students, faculty

October 25, 2017

Marina Stricklin (Weir, Kansas) and Derrick Decker (Rose Hill) As part of Pittsburg State University's growing presence in the world of sustainability, PSU students for the first time attended and presented research at the American Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education national conference in San Antonio, Texas. view more

Wilson named 2017 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year

October 24, 2017

Theresa Wilson The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) has selected Theresa Wilson, assistant principal at Carl Junction High School, as the 2017 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year. view more

Basehor-Linwood math teacher honored

October 17, 2017

When Basehor-Linwood High School mathematics teacher Jessica Booth received an email recently from the secretary of the Mathematics Department at Pittsburg State University, she was shocked to find out that she had been named the 2017 Outstanding Secondary Mathematics Teacher in Kansas. view more

PSU ranked fourth in nation for specialized degree

October 9, 2017

PSU ranked fourth in nation for specialized degree  Pittsburg State University has been ranked in fourth place in the nation among the 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Master's in Sports Management. view more

PSU partners with Greenbush to improve mentor program

October 5, 2017

splitface Greenbush Education Center is partnering with Pittsburg State University to support teachers throughout the state with a nearly $900,000 grant. view more

Rubbing elbows with the greats

September 5, 2017

Rubbing elbows with the greats When Wyatt Smith enrolled as a student at Pittsburg State, he had no idea that in the course of earning his music education degree, he'd get to play his trumpet alongside such greats as Doc Severinson of Tonight Show fame, or Dave Hickman, the leading trumpet pedagogue in the world. view more

Former area wrestler still on the mat

August 31, 2017

splitface It was 1990 when Kristopher Dishman graduated from Mexico High School, and thanks to several scholarships his life has been moving forward ever since. view more

Tech student scores first job in US

August 16, 2017

Tech student scores first job in US Zain Ahmed, like most Pittsburg State students, is preparing to begin the fall semester. view more

Local boutique makes award finals

August 16, 2017

No automatic alt text available. Pearls & Curls Boutique opened just over two months ago, but has already become a finalist in two categories of the Global Boutique Awards. view more

Pittsburg State's Bradley School of Nursing awarded $1.4 M grant

August 02, 2017

${URLMapContent.title} Pittsburg State University's Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing has been selected to receive a nearly $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. view more

Pittsburg State's Bradley School of Nursing final MSN class

July 20, 2017

Pittsburg State’s Bradley School of Nursing recognizes final MSN class Wednesday marked the end of an era at Pittsburg State University's Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing. view more

DNP program receives national accreditation

July 19, 2017

DNP program receives national accreditation 266 days. That's the amount of time Pittsburg State University's Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing faculty has been waiting on word from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the accreditation status of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program. view more

USD 447 gets new leader

July 13, 2017

Shelly Kiblinger Cherryvale USD 447 welcomed this past week its new superintendent, Shelly Kiblinger. view more

Pitt State waives graduate school application fee in July

July 03, 2017

Pitt State waives graduate school application fee in July Morgan Prather understands how hard it is to go back to school. Prather, who earned her undergraduate degree in 2010, spent six years as a venue director, before enrolling in Pittsburg State University's graduate school. view more

Hackett named interim dean of MSSU's School of Education

June 20, 2017

Lorinda Hackett - MSSU Lorinda Hackett, a professor of teacher education at Missouri Southern State University, has been named interim dean of the university's School of Education. view more

Dean of NSU College of Business & Technology selected

May 24, 2017

splitface Dr. Janet Buzzard will officially join Northeastern State University as the dean of the College of Business & Technology on July 1. view more

New principals for two area schools

May 23, 2017

new area school pricipals Two area public schools will have new leadership starting this next school year. view more

PSU-TEECA named nation's Outstanding Chapter

May 11, 2017

PSU-TEECA named nation's Outstanding Chapter This spring, the PSU TEECA group received the national Outstanding Chapter Award, a recognition given to just one university chapter nationwide. view more

Physics grad follows his interests to Ireland

May 11, 2017

Physics grad follows his interests to Ireland After Talon Thompson receives his master's degree in physics this week, he's headed off to study in Ireland. view more

Polymer chemistry grads go to industry, advanced programs

May 9, 2017

Polymer chemistry grads go to industry, advanced programs With support from the Kansas Legislature, Pittsburg State University launched its Polymer Chemistry Initiative in 2014. Now, just three years later, the university is producing a rising number of graduates for industry and advanced programs. view more

PSU alumnus Mckay joins Tech Ed faculty

May 5, 2017

${URLMapContent.title} He tries to call him Mike. Sometimes it seems that he really wants to. But he can't. To Bryon Mckay, Mike will always be Mr. Neden. view more

Alumnus honored for teaching

April 25, 2017


In June, Jim Hogan (BSE '70, MS '78) will be inducted into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame. view more

HRD program receives nearly $800K donation

April 21, 2017

Scott and O'Brien PSU's Human Resource Development program has received an unexpected donation of nearly $800,000. view more

Guide ranks online master's in HR in top 5

April 5, 2017

splitface Pittsburg State University's online master's degree with a major in human resource development is fifth in the U.S., according to Human Resources MBA, an online resource guide. view more

PSU student's innovation helps create a way to reduce fossil fuel use

March 13, 2017

Ranaweera Charith Ranaweera, a graduate student in Pittsburg State University's polymer chemistry program, has recently been recognized for his research on flame resistant polyurethane foams that are based on limonene, an extract from waste orange peels. view more

Sun welcomes Stephanie Potter to staff

February 25, 2017 The Pittsburg Morning Sun is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member. Stephanie Potter has taken over the seat vacated by the departure of Staff Writer Michael Stavola. view more

Wycuff named assistant principal

January 3, 2017

(Photo) Having a new principal for the coming year at Monett Elementary School, the district's board of education has named Deb Wycuff to fill the vacancy as the new Monett Elementary School assistant principal for the 2017-2018 school year. view more

Online graduates celebrate commencement

December 15, 2016

Online graduates celebrate commencement The variety of hometowns in the fall commencement program is a reflection of the speed at which online enrollments are growing at PSU. view more

PSU sets another milestone with Doctor of Nursing Practice grads

December 15, 2016

PSU sets another milestone with Doctor of Nursing Practice grads PSU conferred its first bachelor's degree in 1913 and on Friday, Dec. 16, it will pass another milestone with the graduation of its first Doctor of Nursing Practice class. view more

Louisburg principal honored as one of top in state

October 19, 2016

161019_rep_lbprincipal_02 While Chris McLean, principal at Broadmoor Elementary School in Louisburg, said he was honored to be named one of the top principals in the state, it is the words of the students from last week that meant the most. view more

New Pitt State research could help shed light on foodbourne illness bacteria

October 17, 2016

According to the CDC, this year, 48,000,000 Americans will suffer from a foodbourne illness. 125,000 will be hospitalized. 3000 will die. view more

In the Jungle: Lynzee Flores

October 11, 2016

Radio interview with PSU student, Lynzee Flores. Hosted by Dr. Howard Smith, Flores speaks of her time at Pittsburg State University and her study as a graduate student. listen now

Houk earns Guthrie award

October 10, 2016

The Labette Community College Alumni Association has announced the winner of the 17th annual William & Allen Guthrie Van Meter Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. view more

In the Jungle: Austin Bailey

October 05, 2016

New radio segment on KRPS featuring PSU students and their experiences in the "Jungle". Hosted by Howard Smith, Ph.D. listen now

Kansas researchers develop nanosensor for faster E.coli detection

September 26, 2016 Researchers at Pittsburg State University (PSU) in Pittsburg, KS, have designed a hybrid nanosensor to detect bacterial contamination from E. coli or other pathogens at concentrations as low as one colony-forming unit and to do it more quickly than existing methods. view more

Online history master's program ranked in the top 6

September 01, 2016

Pittsburg State University has been ranked sixth in the nation on the list of "Best Online Master's Degree Programs in History." view more

Alumni, faculty honored at Astra Arts Festival

August 18, 2016

Two PSU alumni and a member of the faculty were honored for their writing in the Astra Arts Festival this summer in Independence, Kan. view more

FCS instructor named Teacher of the Year

August 08, 2016

Family and Consumer Science Instructor Jennifer Snell earns statewide honor. view more

Letner leads student publications

August 02, 2016

Josh Letner, a Pitt State graduate and former editor of The Collegio student newspaper, is the university's new director of student publications. view more

Project Lead the Way helps with real life

July 26, 2016

For some students, learning math and science is strictly a book-and-paper process.
For students in Derby High School teacher Christ Shetlar's Project Lead the Way engineering classes, its' all about practical application: taking those equations and formulas and putting them to practical uses. view more

Ali Smith named Campus Victim Advocate

July 08, 2016

Ali Smith, who earned bachelor's and master's degrees in communication from Pitt State, was recently named Campus Victim Advocate by the Safehouse Crisis Center. view more

Grad student, dancer leaves lasting mark at PSU

May 05, 2016

Fueled by a passion for dance, Christina Aiello leaves a lasting legacy at Pittsburg State University. view more

Graduate project explores 'Humans of PSU'

May 05, 2016

Amy Li
For the past two years, Amy Li has been working on a project that has not only helped her develop her academic skills, but has allowed her to know her fellow Pittsburg State University students in ways she could never have imagined when she began. view more

MBA Association hosts Women in Leadership panel

April 21, 2016

Three members of the Pittsburg State University faculty and staff will discuss their career experiences Friday evening as part of a Women in Leadership panel. view more

Students win record awards from Kansas Association of Broadcasters

April 04, 2016

For the second year in a row, student broadcasters from Pittsburg State University will bring home a record number of state broadcasting awards from the Kansas Association of Braodcasters student awards ceremony on April 5. view more

PSU announces Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2016

April 04, 2016

Kenneth Nance for MAAR

PSU has announced that Ed McKechnie, Maureen Murphy and Kenneth Nance have been selected to receive the 2016 Meritorious Achievement Award, the university's highest honor. view more

KSBDC hires Anselmi as new consultant

March 11, 2016

Root Coffeehouse in downtown Pittsburg, has enjoyed tremendous success since opening its doors last year. Much of that success can be credited to the Kansas Small Business Development Center and its newest consultant, Sydney Anselmi. view more

PSU honors two for volunteer service

March 01, 2016

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Pittsburg State University honored two of its alumni for their volunteer service to the university as part of its Apple Day celebration on Thursday, March 3. PSU's Alumni Association presented it's Ralf J. Thomas Distinguished Service Award to Shirley J. Palmer and Monica Harong Murnan. view more

Larimer, Smith Inducted

February 15, 2016

STEVE LARIMER, right, of Ponca City, receives congratulations on his induction into the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame by OTCA executive director Will Allen.  Larimer and another Ponca City tennis icon Wally Smith were among the first 10 inductees to be honored Saturday in Oklahoma City. This photo was provided by Larry Williams. Two Ponca City tennis icons inducted into the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association Hal of Fame Saturday. view more

Cravens named new East Middle School principal

February 12, 2016

Jason Cravens, pictured, has been named the new East Middle School principal. In August 2016 he will be replacing Barbara Cox who currently is serving in an interim capacity. view more

A Paraguayan journey

February 03, 2016

${URLMapContent.title} Alheli Aranda-Britez was just 17 when she arrived on the Pitt State campus five years ago from her home in Paraguay. It was frightening, exciting and sometimes confusing, all at the same time. Today,  Aranda is a confident young woman who is about to embark on an exciting career and sometimes she marvels at how much has taken place for her in the time she has spent in Pittsburg. view more

2016 Ranking of Top 50 Most Affordable MBA Programs Released by Top Management Degrees

January 18, 2016

Top 50 Affordable MBA Programs 2016 Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees ( has published a ranking of the 50 most affordable Master of Business Administration degree programs: 
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Art student brings old letterpresses back to life

December 14, 2015

Art student brings old letterpresses back to life Pittsburg State University senior art major Cat Jepson is living proof that those who wrote the obituary for letterpress printing in the 1980s were dead wrong. Thanks to people like Jepson, this early form of printing, developed by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid 15th cetnry, is enjoying a worldwide renaissance. view more

Power Wheels project no 'child's play'

December 10, 2015

PowerWheels It may have featured a kid's toy, but a graduate project featuring a Power Wheels car was far from child's play for a group of Pittsburg State engineering technology students. view more

Research examines technology that reduces workplace sitting

November 17, 2015

standing desk Sitting for long periods of time at work can be a killer, but are office workers ready to accept technology that gets them out of their chairs? view more

Online HR degree ranked 4th in nation

October 30, 2015

Best Online Colleges HR 2016 Pittsburg State University's online Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Development is among the best online human resource degres in the nation, according to the Affordable Colleges Online (AFC) website. view more

Plasma cutting systems donated to tech program

September 30, 2015

${URLMapContent.title} Students in the Pittsburg State Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at Pittsburg State are getting their hands on two new pieces of state-of-the-art equipment. view more

PSU honors 2015 Outstanding Alumni

September 29, 2015

Tim Puetz Pittsburg State University will honor four alumni with its 2015 Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Awards during Homecoming activities Oct. 2-3. view more

Alumni, friends 'felt call' to teach

September 28, 2015

${URLMapContent.title} When Pittsburg State alumni and friends Rion Huffman and Andrea McConnaughey joined the Graphics and Imaging Technologies faculty together in the fall of 2013, they noticed that many things had changed since their time as students. view more

Pitt State researcher seeks keys to a brighter energy future

September 25, 2015

${URLMapContent.title} Since Man forged the first plow and stuck it into the earth, rust has been an enemy. But to Ram Gupta, an assistant professor and research scientist at Pittsburg State University, rust, or iron oxide, may be one of the keys to a world powered by inexpensive, abundant and environmentally friendly energy. view more

KCOB appoints new leadership team

August 17, 2015

Four faculty members in Pittsburg State Kelce College of Business have assumed new leadership roles for the upcoming academic year. view more

Journal Honors Stotts

June 30, 2015

${URLMapContent.title} B.B. Stotts, director of graduate and continuing studies at Pittsburg State University, gives much of the credit for her recent selection as one of the Joplin Regional Business Journal's "Most Influential Women" to the Girl Scouts. view more

PSU's first doctoral students hit the books

June 2, 2015

PSU’s first doctoral students hit the books As the first 16 students in Pittsburg State University's first doctoral program got to work this week, they were often reminded of the historic significance of the occasion. view more

Researcher attracts ticks - on purpose

April 30, 2015

${URLMapContent.title} Most folks in the Four-State region go to great lengths to repel ticks and other summer pests. Ali Hroobi works even harder to attract them. view more

Group lists PSU online master's degree education programs among nation's best

March 2, 2015

Teach Tomorrow Teach Tomorrow, an online service for persons considering careers in education, has ranked Pittsburg State University 35th in the nation on its list of the Best Online Master’s in Education Degrees.  view more

PSU gets high ranking for online programs

December 02, 2014

Affordable Colleges Online (ACO), an Internet-based company designed to help students find affordable and accredited online educational programs, has named Pittsburg State University among its top 20 universities in its list of "Best Online Master's Programs" for 2014-15. view more

Student wins national broadcasting award

November 11, 2014

${URLMapContent.title} Adrian Herrera, a Pittsburg State University graduate student from Topeka, has won a national award for a video public service announcement he created to promote the university's switch to GusNet, a secure campus wireless system. Herrera received a first-place award at the National Student Media Convention sponsored by College Broadcasters Inc. in Seattle, Washington. view more