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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.