The Pittsburg State University Department of Music will present a free chamber music concert at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Pittsburg Public Library at 4th and Walnut streets in Pittsburg. The concert is part of the Public Library Chamber Music Series.
Pittsburg State University will honor two alumni with its Meritorious Achievement Award during winter commencement exercises on Dec. 17. A reception for the honorees will be held at 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson Alumni Center. This year's 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 and Community Bancorp, Inc., in Chanute, Kan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology students at Pittsburg State University were honored at the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) College Industry Career Conference held last week in Chicago.