PSU celebrates Earth Week


In preparation for the 41st celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, the University Sustainability Committee and a number of student groups have come together to sponsor a week of events that highlight sustainability. View more

Size matters: lecturers advocate 'tiny homes'


Since the 1950s, the average size of a new single-family American home has grown from 983 square feet to more than 2,300 square feet. Shafer is a passionate advocate for reversing that trend. In 1997, Shafer launched a campaign to encourage Americans to think about smaller, more energy efficient homes. He not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk. Shafer lives in an 89-square-foot house in Sebastopol, Calif. View more

PSU helps community compete in statewide energy challenge


Pittsburg State University students and employees are taking part in a competition that could result in a $100,000 energy efficiency prize to improve the Pittsburg community. The Take Charge Challenge, a statewide initiative to encourage residents to find ways to conserve more energy in their homes, will run through September when the winners are announced.  View more

ACIS students compete for top prize in national sustainability competition


Late last week, four students in Rebecca Casey's Accounting Technology and Information Systems course were named one of the top 10 teams in the nation competing in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Sustainability Contest.. View more

Auto Tech lands grant for hybrid training


Recently, the Department of Automotive Technology at PSU was awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to bolster faculty education in the area of hybrid technology. The two-year grant will provide more training to professors, who will then pass along those tools to students. View more


Children explore the outdoors through nature reach camp


Young nature explorers will have a chance to discover the wonders of the outdoors the week of July 12th through PSU's second Nature Reach Summer Day Camp. Presented by PSU's Nature Reach program as well as the Sperry Galligar Audubon Society, the camp welcomes second graders from across the area to spend mornings at the Nature Reserve learning about everything from insects to reptiles, and viewing them in their natural habitat. View more

Recreation students share camping tips with international peers


More than 40 international students took part in a collaborative lesson on the basics of camping June 29 at PSU. Domestic students from the Camping and Outdoor Education class offered each summer through the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, enjoyed an afternoon of fishing, kayaking and canoeing with international students - many of whom were brand new to camping. View more

'Green Webinar' shows empolyees how they can make a difference


Employees from all areas of campus had an opportunity this week to see how they can make environmentally friendly changes in the workplace through a virtual workshop on sustainability. The University Sustainability Committee at Pittsburg State offered the workshop June 24 through the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. View more

KRPC awarded allocation to pursue ground-breaking algea research


The Kansas Polymer Research Center at Pittsburg State University has been awarded its largest-ever federal allocation to become one of the first research groups to develop materials from oil produced by algae. View more

Sustainability committee hosts 'Move Out Madness' sale


An effort to find new homes for the items students leave behind will take place this week through the annual "Move Out Madness" sale, organized by Pittsburg State's University Committee for Energy Resource and Conservation. The sale will take place Saturday, June 12, a the SEK Recycling Center in Pittsburg.View more

Pitt State makes commitment to sustainability: 6th goal added to strategic plan


Pittsburg State University made sustainability an official part of its future on Thursday, April 29, when the University Strategic Planning Council gave its approval to the addition of sustainability as a sixth goal in the university's strategic plan. PSU President Steve Scott proposed the sustainability goal several months ago in public campus forums. He told those attending the forums that conserving finite resources and encouraging a campus culture that strives for sustainability is the right thing to do for future generations. View more

Fashion week focuses on the environment


Students concerned with two very important things - looking good and caring for the planet - will be in the spotlight next week as the Fashion Merchandising Association recognizes Fashion Week at Pittsburg State University. With events running March 29-April 1, the theme for the week is "Green is the New Black." View more

President Scott addresses sustainability


Pittsburg State University employees had a chance to give their feedback on a campus plan for sustainability during two forums presented March 2 and 3 by PSU President Steve Scott. In the forums, Scott discussed adding a new sustainability goal to the university's strategic plan, which would create a clear and official goal that would move the campus toward a "greener" method of operation. View more

Career Day introduces students to environmentally friendly companies


Students on the hunt for jobs and internships got in the spirit of environmental sustainability as they visited with more than 70 employers at the annual Spring Career Day event. Organized by the Office of Career Services, this semester's job fair welcomed employers connected to nearly all the university's academic areas, including technology, health, business, and arts and sciences. View more

Technology Conference has green theme


Green was the theme at the 67th annual Four State Regional Technology Conference at Pittsburg State University's Kansas Technology Center on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12 -13. Nearly 500 persons registered for the conference, which has the theme "Sustainability through lean and green technology. View more

New Department of Construction lauches with plans for 'greener' education


Moving quickly to create one of the most impressive construction education centers in this part of the country, the new Department of Construction Management and Construction Engineering Technologies (CMCET) at Pittsburg State University is celebrating their official launch this fall with "green" educators and cutting-edge technology for students. View more

Actor, environmentalist to speak at PSU


A popular character actor will soon visit Pittsburg State University to share his passion for living green. Ed Begley, Jr., who has appeared in dozens of television shows and movies ranging from “St. Elsewhere” to “Pineapple Express,” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in Overman Student Center. View more