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News Archive for 2011

University dedicates rappel tower

University dedicates rappel tower

12/22/2011

Friends of the university, donors and eager cadets gathered this week to dedicate a new rappel tower at the Student Rec Center/National Guard Armory.

For some, the campus never closes

12/22/2011

Each year, just before Christmas and lasting until after the New Year’s holiday, Pittsburg State University “closes” the campus. Heat is reduced to the buildings and parking lots are nearly empty. But for a surprising number of PSU employees, the campus never really closes.

SIFE receives grants to bolster employment programming

12/22/2011

Recently, PSU’s SIFE team announced it had been selected to receive a $1,500 Women’s Economic Empowerment grant from Wal-Mart through a project partnership with SIFE USA Headquarters. The grant will support many of the group’s ongoing projects to help unemployed women in the community as they gain skills to find jobs.

PSU ROTC commissions new officers

PSU ROTC commissions new officers

12/21/2011

Pittsburg State University ROTC commissioned three cadets as second lieutenants on Friday, Dec. 16, in ceremonies in historic McCray Hall. All three will receive bachelor’s degrees in commencement ceremonies this weekend.

Commencement to be streamed live

12/16/2011

Friends and family who are not able to attend Pittsburg State University’s commencement ceremonies Saturday and Sunday don’t have to miss that special graduate’s big day. Thanks to PSU’s live streaming of the event, they can see it all on their computer.

Commencement set for Saturday and Sunday

12/15/2011

Pittsburg State University wraps up the 2011 fall semester on Friday, which will be followed by commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday.

Metal casting students attend conference, win scholarships

Metal casting students attend conference, win scholarships

12/15/2011

Students in Pittsburg State University’s metal casting program recently took part in a national conference that awarded some with sizeable scholarships.

Long journey leads to degree, new career

12/14/2011

Brian Morrell’s educational journey offers hope for college students who struggle with finding their passion in life. When Morrell, who is 37, receives his bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University on Saturday, he will look back on a long and sometimes difficult educational journey that now has him headed to one of the top accounting firms in the country.

Students take ‘Teacher’s Oath’

Students take ‘Teacher’s Oath’

12/14/2011

About 85 students took the PSU Teacher’s Oath this week at a recognition ceremony signifying the completion of their student teaching experience. College of Education officials said the oath reminds the students of the great responsibility they have as educators.

Memory of a friend inspires graduate

12/14/2011

When Aisha Ford walks across the stage to receive her diploma this weekend, she won’t be alone. Family and friends will surround her, of course, but she’ll also be accompanied by the memory of her best friend, Alanna Smith.