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News Archive for 2013

Survey says: Students enjoy experience at Pitt State

12/20/2013

According to the results of the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 96 percent of Pitt State seniors would “definitely” or “probably” again choose to attend the university. The survey also reports that 93 percent of first-year students would make the same choice to attend Pittsburg State.

Bird lovers prepare for annual southeast Kansas count

Bird lovers prepare for annual southeast Kansas count

12/19/2013

Steve Ford, a professor of zoology at PSU, and his wife, Cindy, a professor of biology at PSU, share a deep love of birds and of nature. As they have for many years, the Fords are preparing to lead the Mined-Land Christmas Bird Count.

PSU Choir releases holiday CD

PSU Choir releases holiday CD

12/18/2013

The Pittsburg State University Choir has released a new CD for the holidays. “Winter’s Peace,” is the fourth in a series of holiday CDs the choir has recorded, beginning in 2007. According to Susan Marchant, director of the choir, proceeds from the sale of the recordings will help fund the choir’s spring trip to Scotland.

Enactus to receive $20k donation

12/16/2013

Pittsburg State University’s Enactus group has received a pledge of approximately $26,000 from the local and soon-to-be dissolved Alliance for Technology Commercialization organization. The ATC was part of the statewide Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., which lost its state funding in 2011.

President to graduates: make a difference in lives of others

President to graduates: make a difference in lives of others

12/16/2013

Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott used a popular culture reference to offer graduating seniors some serious advice at PSU’s fall commencement ceremonies Friday evening.

Commissioning a proud day for the whole family

12/13/2013

Robert Stanley said he was bursting with pride as he gave his son, Cord, his first salute as a second lieutenant in the Army. His mother, Cindy Moore, had the same emotions as she pinned the gold bars on his shoulders. Cord Stanley, who graduated with honors in history at Pittsburg State University’s commencement exercises Friday, had just taken the oath of office at an ROTC commissioning ceremony in the Overman Student Center.

PSU to hold fall commencement Friday

12/13/2013

Pittsburg State University will hold two commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 13, in John Lance Arena. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kelce College of Business will graduate at 5 p.m. Students from the College of Education and the College of Technology will graduate at 8 p.m.

Author recommends books for kids

12/11/2013

Shoppers looking for great Christmas gifts for children and young readers have an array of books by Kansas authors to choose from, according to Casie Hermansson, professor of English at Pittsburg State University. Hermansson will present “How to Write for Children and Youth: A Writer’s Guide,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Wilkinson Alumni Center.

NCAA picks PSU to host national indoor track championships

NCAA picks PSU to host national indoor track championships

12/11/2013

The NCAA’s announcement today that it had selected Pittsburg State University as a host site for the 2016 and 2018 Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track Championships is a vote of confidence in the university and the community, according to PSU President Steve Scott.

Six-year-old inspires graduate

Six-year-old inspires graduate

12/10/2013

Just about every student at Pittsburg State University’s commencement exercises on Friday can point to someone who inspired them to finish their degree. For Terry Killman, who will receive a bachelor of science degree in vocational-technical education, that inspiration comes from a little 6-year-old named Eli.