Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott sat down with 17 preschoolers on Nov. 16 to read a book about vegetables. In honor of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week, Dr. Scott read "Up Down and Around" by Katherine Ayers to students in the PSU Preschool.
Representatives from the architectural firm Gould-Evans will lead an open forum for the community on Wednesday, Dec. 8, related to the development of Pittsburg State University's new campus master plan. The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Wilkinson Alumni Center at Ford and Joplin streets.
The PSU Bands will add their special talents to the holiday season with a free Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, in Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium.
The Pittsburg State University Art Department will host a free Family Art Night from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in Porter Hall on the PSU campus.
Dr. Susan Knell suggests that families can lower stress and enhance the holiday atmosphere in their homes by adding a new holiday tradition to their busy routine - reading. Knell, a member of the faculty in Pittsburg State University's College of Education and a reading expert, said that the weeks leading up to Christmas can be a magical time for children who are read to and who have good books to read.
Members of the Indian Student Association have offered to teach interested persons traditional Indian dance steps associated with the celebration of Navratri, a traditional nine-evening festival. The students will demonstrate the dance and offer lessons at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom.
Students at Pittsburg High School will get a real-life lesson in mass production next week when a Pittsburg State technology class guides them through a group assembly project of original games and products.
Those captivated by the movements of Indian dance will have an opportunity to learn it themselves when the Indian Student Association begins the celebration of Navratri, a traditional nine-evening festival, this Sunday at Pittsburg State University.
The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensembles will present a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. The PSU Jazz Ensembles will be joined for the concert by the 2010 KMEA District II Jazz Band, which is composed of selected high school students from Southeast Kansas high schools.
When Cathy Lee Arcuino returned to the United States after working abroad for nearly nine years, she vowed that when it came to the holidays, hers would be a home where anyone would be welcome.