News Archive for 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Members of Future Educators of America handed out apples with a message on the Pittsburg State University Oval Monday to mark the 90th observance of American Education Week. The students had taped a note with a quote relating to the value of education on each of the apples.
More than 250 sixth graders from Pittsburg schools joined veterans and their families at the PSU Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 for a Veterans Day observance that focused on "Lessons of Service."
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.