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News Archive for 2008

Metallurgy lab lands $10,000 grant

11/11/2008

Students using Pittsburg State University's metallurgy lab will soon have access to new computers, microscopes and analysis equipment thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Foundry Educational Foundation.

Nursing students offer healthy living tips at Career Expo

11/07/2008

Hectic lifestyles and tightening budgets can result in the neglect of personal health when people think they lack the time or money to take care of themselves. However, members of the Graduate Student Nurse Organization at Pittsburg State University say they can help, offering advice and a chance to win $150 in gas.

Economic report reveals tremendous impact university has on community

11/06/2008

On Friday, Pittsburg State University President Tom Bryant will tell members of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce that PSU's local direct economic impact exceeds $190 million this year and continues to grow at a healthy rate. President Bryant will speak at the chamber's First Friday Coffee, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Lamplighter Inn.

Engineer to discuss eco-friendly concrete

11/06/2008

Helping the environment can mean a lot of things, from planting more trees to cutting back on toxic emissions. However, one engineer says using a specific material known as "pervious" concrete is an often overlooked way of being green.

Campus activities presents documentary "King Corn"

11/05/2008

It's a building block of countless things we consume and use everyday, but a recent documentary on corn makes the case that when it comes to food, what you see isn't always what you get.

Tilford Series presentation focuses on change in student demographics

11/05/2008

The Tilford Lecture Series at Pittsburg State University is marking the theme of change in our country with a lecture aimed at creating a more diverse student population.

Creative writers to read from works

11/04/2008

Faculty authors are often recognized for their nonfiction work, such as research projects or textbooks. But Pittsburg State University also has several distinguished creative writers on staff, and two of them will soon share their work with students and community members.

PSU celebrates Native American History Month

11/04/2008

The Native American Student Association (NASA) at Pittsburg State University has planned a series of events to bring tribes together for a celebration of Native American History Month in November.

University to honor faculty authors

11/04/2008

The university is set to honor its faculty members who have crafted outstanding scholarly and creative works with the 25th Annual Faculty Author Reception, to be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Axe Library browsing area.

Indian students celebrate Festival of Lights

11/04/2008

Over the past 6 years, Diwali has become one of the biggest fall cultural events held by Pittsburg State University students. The tradition will continue as members of the Indian Student Association prepare for a night of food, dancing, performances and fireworks at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Lamplighter Inn and Suites in Pittsburg.