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Recycling options increase in classrooms


mat burton block 22 Members of the PSU Students for Sustainability organization are taking strides to make paper recycling accessible to students in classrooms by creating and operating a special recycling project.view more

PSU alum proud to lead Block 22 project


mat burton block 22 Plans to transform four historic buildings in downtown Pittsburg into a unique living, learning community for Pittsburg State students is part of a growing national trend. view more

Artist uses images to drive Tar Creek environmental discussion


tar creek chat pile Rhona Shand McBain, an art professor at Pittsburg State University, believes art can help heal a damaged environment. view more

Block 22 project moves forward


block 22 With unanimous support from the Kansas Board of Regents, a project to transform four historic properties in downtown Pittsburg into a "living-learning community" for Pittsburg State University students has taken a big step forward. view more

PSU accepts Prairies gift


prairie gift The only sounds on this hot, humid September day are the insects and a crow in the distance as Dixie Smith, chair of the Department of Biology at Pittsburg State University, plods through the tangled mass of bluestem, bright azure asters, sunflowers, goldenrod and scores of other native grasses in the O'Malley Prairies just northeast of Cherokee. view more

Student group keeps recyclables out of the landfill


student group All those cardboard boxes filled with clothes, little refrigerators, microwaves and other necessities that PSU students hauled into their residence halls a few weeks ago had to go somewhere, but a Pitt State student group made sure it wasn't in the landfill. view more

Camp inspires love of nature


camp inspires On Tuesday, 16 first-through-third graders enrolled in the PSU Nature Reach Day Camp studied mats with animal foot prints, shells, the remnants of nests and even scat (made of plastic, of course) to try to interpret scenes they might find in nature. view more

PSU seniors' gift represents a time of growth


senior gift When a group of graduating Pittsburg State University seniors decided they wanted to show their gratitude to the university, they decided the perfect gift would be a tree. view more

PSU hosts Earth Day presentation, discussion


Earth Day Tilford In recognition of Earth Day, Pittsburg State University's Tilford Group will host a presentation by Craig Wolfe, the communications director for the Kansas Sierra Club and volunteer president of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society, followed by a panel discussion on the environment and social justice. view more

Earth Day concert celebrates nature's beauty


Earth Day Concert The Pittsburg State University Choirs will celebrate Earth Day 2016 with a concert that celebrates the beauty of nature and the precious gift of the planet that serves as our home. view more

Ford partners with PSU to solve plastics problems


Ford plastics When Heather Knechtges needed help solving some inherent problems with automobile fuel systems made of plastic, she knew just where to turn. view more

Greenbush, PSU team up to make campus visits better


greenbush It's spring and on the Pittsburg State University campus that means the tulips are blooming, the birds are chirping and bright yellow school buses are circling the parking lots. Over the next couple of weeks, more than 1000 elementary and middle school students from schools across the region will visit the campus. view more

Technology boosts recycling at Pitt State



Just about anywhere they look on campus, Pittsburg State University students can find a place to recycle their cans and bottles. But thanks to a new piece of technology, they can really step up their game. view more

Students lead mission trip to India


${URLMapContent.title} For Pittsburg State students and married couple Rachel and Zach Sachs, serving others is more than a passion. It's a calling. "It fills our hearts with joy that we are able to make a difference in the world," said Rachel, who is pursuing a master's degree in mathematics. view more

Biology major helping in national pollinator protection effort


${URLMapContent.title} According to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, bee pollination adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year. That’s why, earlier this year, the Obama administration announced new steps toward promoting the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators. view more

Pitt State launches Gorilla Shuttle


${URLMapContent.title} Getting across campus will become a bit easier for students and faculty this fall thanks to the launch of a new Gorilla Shuttle service. The service is the result of a partnership between Pittsburg State University Student Government Association and Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP). view more

Solar panels provide power, education


${URLMapContent.title} Workers with Good Energy Solutions from Lawrence labored in the Kansas sun Wednesday on a project to capture some of that intense solar energy for Pittsburg State University’s Robert W. Plaster Center. The project was made possible by a grant from Westar Energy to both supply power and provide an educational opportunity on the PSU campus. view more

PSU works to keep construction debris out of the landfill



Tonya Pentola may get a thank you card from Mother Nature. Pentola, who spearheads Pittsburg State University’s recycling services, is working with contractors remodeling PSU’s Mitchell residence hall to keep tens of thousands of pounds of construction refuse from going to the landfill. view more

Graduate to join Nepal rebuilding efforts


Natalie Black mug shot When Natalie Black graduates from Pittsburg State University on Friday, she will begin a journey that will take her half way around the world, to a place that is desperately in need of some kind, willing hands. view more

Construction student prepare for shelter competition


Students in Pittsburg State’s School of Construction are gearing up for their second trip to the John Brown University shelter design competition. The 2015 contest, which challenges teams to design and a build a prototype of a disaster shelter for rapid deployment and set-up, is sponsored by JBU and Samaritan’s Purse. It will take place April 23-25 at JBU in Siloam Spring, Ark. view more

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