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News Archive for 2006

Renowned lute player returns to PSU

Renowned lute player returns to PSU

11/01/2006

Hopkinson Smith, called by some the finest lute player in the world, returns to Pittsburg State University on Thursday, Nov. 9, as part of the 2006-2007 Solo and Chamber Music Series. Smith will perform at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Recital Hall. Dr. Susan Marchant, series director, said Smith's third appearance on the series is a result of popular demand.

National safe sex activist & educator to visit campus

11/01/2006

Pittsburg State University students will hear an alcohol awareness message that differs from the usual /don't drink and drive" theme. National alcohol awareness speaker Joel Goldman will talk to students about "Sex under the influence" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, in the McCray Hall. Goldman's appearance is part of the campus Alcohol Awareness Week observance.

International rock star brings message of peace

International rock star brings message of peace

10/31/2006

A rock star is coming to Pittsburg State University, but there's a good chance that most people in the Four-State area haven't heard of him. While Salman Ahmad may not be a household name in middle America, this wildly popular south Asian rocker is well known around the world for his message of peace and understanding.

GorillaFest goes on the road to Arrowhead

GorillaFest goes on the road to Arrowhead

10/30/2006

GorillaFest, the giant free tailgate party that precedes each Pittsburg State University home football game, goes on the road to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City for the Gorillas' game against perennial rival Northwest Missouri State University on Nov. 4.

PSU Indian students plan Diwali celebration

10/29/2006

The Pittsburg State University Indian Student Association will host its annual Diwali celebration at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Dance Studio of the Weede Physical Education Building.

PSU students host Safe Trick or Treat

10/26/2006

Some Pittsburg State University student groups are coming together to help provide some safe Halloween activities for area children. The Student Activities Council will sponsor Safe Trick or Treat from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, in the Overman Student Center on the PSU campus.

Poets share powerful message at Race and Religion Symposium

10/26/2006

Students at Pittsburg State University will hear a powerful message during the Race and Religion Symposium on Monday, Oct. 30. Slam poets Bryonn Bain and Jason Carney will share their poetry and engage the audience in discussion at 7 p.m. in the Overman Student Center on the PSU campus.

National group singles out PSU program with gift

10/26/2006

The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) announced this week that it has provided a $10,000 grant for Pittsburg State University's wood technology program. The gift, designed to increase the number of young people pursuing careers in wood technology, is the latest in a series of gifts to the PSU wood technology program. Out of the $100,000 the association has given to scholarships across the country since 1988, $46,000 has gone to PSU.

Campus group sponsors Alcohol Awareness Week

10/26/2006

The Substance Abuse Focus Group at Pittsburg State University has planned a variety of activities in observance of Alcohol Awareness Week at PSU, which is Oct. 30-Nov. 3. The theme for this year's national collegiate alcohol awareness campaign is /Know the Code," which encourages students to make safe choices.

Event showcases careers in health care

10/26/2006

A wide range of health care providers from the four-state region and as far away as Kansas City, Springfield, Tulsa and Wichita will encourage students to consider careers in health care at the Pittsburg State University health career fair on Thursday, Nov. 2. The event, hosted by the Office of Career Services, will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Overman Student Center.