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News Archive for 2008

PSU to honor veterans


A Crawford County veteran, along with many of his fellow soldiers, will be honored for his service in front of hundreds of area sixth graders and the community during Pittsburg State University's Veterans Day 2008 Program, to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the PSU Student Recreation Center and Kansas National Guard Armory.

Nursing students offer healthy living tips at Career Expo


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


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


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"


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


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.

PSU celebrates Native American History Month


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


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


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.

Creative writers to read from works


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.