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News Archive for 2011

KRPS continues holiday program tradition

12/07/2011

From now through the end of the year, the air and the airwaves will be filled with holiday music. KRPS 89.9, the public radio station at Pittsburg State University, is no exception, with more than 100 hours of holiday music and programs scheduled.

Pitt State models new path to accreditation

Pitt State models new path to accreditation

12/07/2011

One of the roles of a pioneer is to show the way for others. That's what Pittsburg State University did for 13 other universities and community colleges on Nov.11 when they hosted a workshop on their work to implement a new way of earning accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

Smartphone shopping carries more risk

12/07/2011

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.

PSU helps lead change in accreditation

12/07/2011

Pittsburg State University will have an unusually high profile this weekend when thousands of representatives from colleges and universities gather in Chicago for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association annual conference.

Finance students participate in global stock market competition

Finance students participate in global stock market competition

12/07/2011

A team of Pittsburg State University finance students is taking part in an international competition focused on analyzing the stock market - while picking up skills they need for their future careers in business.

Thanksgiving for 1,000

Thanksgiving for 1,000

12/05/2011

For one day in Gibson Dining Hall last week, there was no pizza, no french fries or grilled cheese sandwiches. On Nov. 17, the dining hall staff served up a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a hungry crowd of about 1,000 students.

Economists eye weekend sales

12/05/2011

Business owners, investors and economists will be watching anxiously this weekend for important signals from shoppers about the slowly improving national economy. Black Friday has become retail’s biggest day of the year and is seen by many as a harbinger for a season in which many retailers earn more than half of their annual revenue.

Gorillas to Host Bearcats in NCAA Quarterfinals Saturday

Gorillas to Host Bearcats in NCAA Quarterfinals Saturday

12/02/2011

The Pitt State football team will make its ninth all-time appearance in the NCAA Division II national quarterfinals Saturday (Dec. 3) when the Gorillas host MIAA rival Northwest Missouri State at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (CST).

Thanksgiving comes to football players who won’t be home for the holiday

11/23/2011

This year’s Thanksgiving holiday for Pittsburg State University’s MIAA-Championship football team may not resemble a Norman Rockwell painting, but local food service providers are doing their best to ensure that even if the football players can’t make it home, they’ll at least get a taste of it.

Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts set

Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts set

11/22/2011

The Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts, on Dec. 7 and Dec. 9, are not just a holiday gift to the community from Pittsburg State University. They are also a showcase for an iconic campus building and a lasting tribute to the benefactor who made it all possible.