Pittsburg State University will continue a 44-year-old holiday tradition on Dec. 5 and 7 when it presents the Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts. The annual performances are both a gift to the community from faculty and students and also a tribute to the benefactor who made it all possible.
Pittsburg State University has received a $25,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to support its study of the feasibility of making the campus tobacco free. A Tobacco Policy Task Force began work this month and expects to make recommendations by the end of the spring semester.
At an information table in the Overman Student Center and at other locations across campus, the students will display the number 14 to represent the number of PSU students who theoretically could be infected with AIDS if national statistics were applied to the current student population. Most of those, according to J.T. Knoll, student prevention and wellness director, are unaware of their status.
The Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble will join with the Southeast Kansas Symphony for a concert they have titled “Home for the Holidays” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensembles will perform their final concert of 2012 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. The university’s jazz students will be joined by the Southeast Kansas area honor jazz band, which is composed of high school students from the Kansas Music Educators Association District II schools. The performance is free and open to the public.
The number of tablet computers on university campuses more than tripled in 2012, a trend that Angela Neria, Pittsburg State University’s chief information officer, predicts will make tablets such as the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle the most popular tech items this holiday season.
While shopping online during the holidays can be more convenient and less hectic, it is not without certain dangers, according to Angela Neria, chief information officer at Pittsburg State University.
One of the persons you won’t find shopping in the wee hours of the morning after Thanksgiving is Eric Harris, author, with Barry Babin of Louisiana State University, of “CB4,” a marketing textbook on consumer behavior.
At a time of the year when losing weight may seem out of the question, a new program at Pittsburg State University may help students, faculty and staff and students use exercise to at least keep their weight steady amidst the onslaught of calories between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Kansas Conference of the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) has selected Pittsburg State University as the first recipient of its Sound Governance Award.