In a move geared toward the future, Pittsburg State University this month held the first meeting of the PSU Research Foundation (PSURF). The foundation will allow the university to better manage its current research projects and become a resource for researchers throughout the university.
More than 200 students from 24 high schools in Kansas and Missouri are expected to participate in the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day at Pittsburg State University on Monday, Nov. 21. PSU's Department of Family and Consumer Sciences hosts the event to not only introduce prospective students to their programs, but also to educate students about a variety of career options they may not be aware of.
The Pittsburg State University Opera Workshop, in conjunction with the PSU Department of Music, will perform Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 20 in Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. Both performances will be accompanied by the Southeast Kansas Symphony under the direction of Dr. Selim Giray.
The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensembles will wrap up the fall semester with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. Director Bob Kehle, a member of the PSU Music Department faculty, said the concert will cover a wide range of music from a variety of big bands as well as jazz standards.
Playoff fever is hitting Gorilla fans throughout the country, as Pittsburg State University prepares to host its first post-season game since 2008. Fans lined up at the PSU ticket office early Monday morning in order to secure their seats for the Nov. 26 game, a sign of the intense passion fans have for their Gorillas.
Last year, when Anupam Thakur came half way around the world from his native India to Pittsburg, Kan., he expected to learn about America. What he didn't expect was that the heartland of the U.S. would be a place where he would learn about many other cultures from around the globe.
More than 200 high school art students from the region are expected for High School Art Day on Nov. 17.
Pitt State students will try to convince some of their fellow Gorillas that this is the year to quit, during the Great American Smokeout, Nov. 16-17. The peer health education group Gorillas in Your Midst, along with the Student Government Association and the PSU Office of Prevention and Wellness will sponsor several information activities on those two days.
Students and faculty at Pittsburg State University will celebrate 2011 International Education Week Nov. 14-18 with a full schedule of activities, ranging from the educational to the entertaining.
The Pittsburg State University Choirs are preparing for their annual Madrigal Dinner, a long tradition on campus that will also help make an international tour possible for the choirs. Dr. Susan Marchant, who directs the choirs, said tickets for the dinner, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom, are now on sale and she expects them to go quickly.