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
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
The Pittsburg State Enactus students have a lot on their plate, and they like it that way. From numerous outreach efforts at local businesses to managing their own store, Krimson Kultuur, in downtown Pittsburg, Enactus students strive to make a positive impact on the community. view more
Richard A. Gross, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), an internationally known scientist and pioneer in the field of “green” chemistry will speak on “Green Polymer Chemistry and Biocatalysis” in a public lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at Pittsburg State University 102 Yates Hall. view more
Thanks to a major grant from Westar Energy, solar panels will provide both energy and education at the Robert W. Plaster Center, now under construction at Pittsburg State University. view more
In an effort to reduce consumption of plastic bottles at Pittsburg State, nearly 20 water refill stations have been installed across campus. And there’s more where that came from.
“We have installed 18 water refill stations in 14 building across campus,” said Tonya Pentola, recycling program coordinator. “Our goal is to supply all buildings on campus, including the dorms, to reduce the usage of plastic bottles at Pitt State.” view more
Experts from the worlds of science, the arts, communication and philosophy will spend Monday, March 3, examining pollution at Grand Lake and Lake of the Ozarks and public reaction to those events. The discussion is part of Pittsburg State University’s Interdisciplinary Lecture Series, sponsored by PSU’s Departments of Communication and Art. view more
After months of planning and preparation, Krimson Kultuur is open for business.
A project of Pittsburg State's Enactus group, the new student-run store that sells products from the 10,000 Villages organization, opened at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, with an official ribbon cutting celebration. The store is located at 111 W. 4th Street. view more
What started as a pilot project in a southeast Kansas community could lead to national attention for Pittsburg State University and its College of Technology.
Two Pitt State construction faculty members, Seth O’Brien and Chad Crain, are helping the Kansas Department of Transportation install solar powered LED pavement lights at two interchanges in Chanute. The project is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation. The project is gradually gaining attention in Kansas, but O’Brien said that audience could quickly grow. view more
For Jacob Lehman, a recent trip to Haiti was primarily centered around a visit to his wife’s parents.
“But you can’t go to the third world and just vacation,” said Lehman, Pittsburg State University assistant professor of engineering technology. “It may have started as a trip to see the in-laws, but it wasn’t just about that.” view more
At just 10 years of age, Doug Brown hasn’t yet spent a lot of time in a garden. Between youth sports and all of the technology at his fingertips, he’s yet to develop is green thumb. view more
Can one person make a difference? Justin Gambill did.
For his senior project, Gambill, a social work and Spanish major from Chetopa, Kan., conducted an E-Waste Recycling Day on campus. His goal was to collect 100 e-waste items for recycling and $100 in donations for the SEK Recycling Center. view more
Pittsburg State University students will attend a banquet Monday night, but not everyone is expected to leave satisfied. The type and amount of food the guests receive, where they may sit and even the type of service they get will depend upon whether they are labeled upper, middle or lower class when they enter the room. view more
Another Example of how Pitt State is "Going Green"
This Pitt State crew helps keep the campus beautiful year after year
Why Sustainability is important at Pitt State
Renovations begin at John Lance Arena with Sustainability in mind
PSU's Nature Reach, July 2011
Deferred Maintenance, June 2011
Geothermal Announcement, Spring 2011