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News Archive for 2010

PSU releases list of winter graduates

12/21/2010

Students tentatively scheduled to receive degrees at Fall 2010 Commencement.

Campaign raises $53,274 so far

Campaign raises $53,274 so far

12/20/2010

The three co-chairpersons of the 2009 Faculty-Staff Campaign presented a check for $53,274.24 to President Steve Scott on Wednesday, representing what has been donated so far in this year’s campaign. Melinda Roelfs, director of admission; Forrest Coltharp, professor emeritus from the Department of Mathematics; and Barb Barto, an administrative specialist from the student center, made the presentation.

Wheelchair basketball tournament returns to PSU

12/15/2010

A fast-paced, hard-fought basketball tournament is expected this weekend at PSU, but none of the competitors will set foot on the court. Instead, some of the top wheelchair basketball teams in the U.S. will put on what past observers say is a competition that is as exciting as any traditional basketball game.

Holiday shoppers find PSU gifts through TECA

Holiday shoppers find PSU gifts through TECA

12/14/2010

Shoppers searching for Christmas gifts for their favorite Gorilla fans can get something for their loved ones while supporting a Pittsburg State University student organization.

PSU hosts reception to honor award recipients

12/13/2010

Pittsburg State University will host a reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, in the Wilkinson Alumni Center in honor of the newest recipients of the university's Meritorious Achievement Award. The recipients are Calvin E. Mein, a board certified vitreoretinal surgeon in San Antonio, Texas; and Daniel L. Mildfelt, president and chief executive officer of Community National Bank & Trust and Community Bancorp, Inc., in Chanute, Kan.

Construction graduate students test new ways of building

Construction graduate students test new ways of building

12/13/2010

This semester, construction graduate students working on their master's of engineering technology (MET) degrees at Pittsburg State University have been experimenting with some of the newest technology available to builders.

Kansas Polymer Research Center to receive $1.3 million for research, jobs

12/10/2010

The Kansas Polymer Research Center at Pittsburg State University has announced the nod for nearly $1.3 million in federal money from the 2009 omnibus bill, providing the award-winning center with funding that will support additional research and jobs in agriculture and bio-based product technology.

Students put their English skills to work for SEK-CAP

Students put their English skills to work for SEK-CAP

12/08/2010

For two-and-one-half weeks this fall, a group of PSU students worked intently to create a simple, easy-to-use route map for the SEK-CAP PACT bus system. This class project not only provided valuable experience for the students, according to instructor Ann Meats, it provided one more example of the many ways that graduates with good English skills are highly sought out in the workforce.

Marketing class develops plans to support Wesley House

12/07/2010

A marketing class at Pittsburg State University is developing solutions for real-life needs in the community - and simultaneously bolstering their business skills for the future.

Poetry reading set for Dec. 9

12/06/2010

A poetry reading featuring selections from "Disclaimer in Red: A Collection of Poems" will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Special Collections Room at PSU's Axe Library, followed by a reception. Admission is free.