News Archive for 2011
Some of the nation’s best athletes on wheels will be at Pittsburg State University this weekend when PSU hosts the fourth annual Via Christi Home Medical Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Dec. 17-18. The event takes place in the Student Recreation Center at Ford and Rouse streets.
The Pittsburg State University Choir has produced a CD for the holiday season. Proceeds from the sale of the recording, “Yuletide Greetings,” will be used to finance the choir’s upcoming performance tour of Italy.
No. 7 Pitt State rode the wave of a 28-point second quarter to a 49-23 victory over No. 8 Delta State Saturday (Dec. 10) to advance to the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship. The Gorillas will meet Wayne (Mich.) State in the title game on Dec. 17 at Florence, Ala.
University officials have announced changes in the fall commencement schedule.
In one recent survey, nearly half of smartphone and wireless tablet users said they planned to use their devices to do some online Christmas shopping. That’s a strategy that could be risky, according to Angela Neria, chief information officer at Pittsburg State University.
Saturday’s victory over rival Northwest Missouri State University meant another Monday rush at the Ticket Office. In fact, some football fans were in line as early as 5:30 a.m.
As part of the celebration of Kansas’ 150th year of statehood, the Distinguished Visiting Writer Series at Pittsburg State University will host a reading featuring the work of 12 Kansas poets. The reading, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Governor’s Room of the Overman Student Center, is free and open to the public.
Football fans unable to attend Saturday’s big quarterfinal playoff game between PSU and Northwest Missouri can still keep up with the action on the Internet. The NCAA announced this week that it will provide free Web streams for all four Division II quarterfinal football playoff games Saturday.
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.
Dr. Tatiana Sildus, an associate professor in PSU’s College of Education, has been selected for the Fulbright Specialists Program. Sildus will lecture on applied linguistics and conduct teacher-training seminars at the University of Kragujevac in Serbia in December and again in May 2012.