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News Archive for 2013

Education leader encourages new teachers

Education leader encourages new teachers

12/09/2013

Andy Tompkins had some fundamental questions for newly minted teachers at Pittsburg State University Monday. The first one was “Do you like kids?”

Author offers tips on writing for young readers

12/09/2013

Hermansson, a professor in Pittsburg State University’s English Department, will present “How to Write for Children and Youth: A Writer's Guide,” at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Alumni Center.

Baja SAE competition returns to PSU

12/05/2013

Officials from Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg gathered on Thursday to announce that PSU will once again host Baja SAE – Kansas. The event, which will draw thousands of competitors from across the U.S. and numerous other countries, is set for May 22-25, 2014.

Peer education program earns national award

Peer education program earns national award

12/04/2013

A student group at Pittsburg State University has garnered national attention for its efforts to help students combat the stresses of college life. “Do The Gorilla Thing,” a program of the Gorillas In Your Midst peer education group, was selected as the Outstanding Prevention Program at the BACCHUS Network General Assembly in Reston, Va.

PSU students to spend break digitizing history

PSU students to spend break digitizing history

12/04/2013

Days after opening presents and enjoying Christmas dinner, two Pittsburg State University students will be off for an interesting journey through history. Jordan Boyd, a senior from Afton, Okla., and Jake Letner, a junior from Pittsburg, will spend the first part of January helping with the Lincoln Archives Digital Project in Washington, D.C.

PSU Wind Ensemble presents concert for the season

12/02/2013

People wishing to get into the holiday spirit might get the jump start they need by joining the Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble for a concert and a festive sing-a-long at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium.

Phones, tablets to be among top tech gifts

11/27/2013

Shoppers will be looking for cell phones, tablets and wearable technology on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to Angela Neria, Pittsburg State’s chief information officer.

More than 120 expected for international Holiday Bash

11/26/2013

More than 120 guests from around the world are expected for Cathy Lee Arcuino's and Bill Daneke's annual Holiday Bash on Thanksgiving Day.

PSU presents 45th Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts

PSU presents 45th Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts

11/26/2013

A 45-year-old holiday tradition will continue at Pittsburg State University on Dec. 4 and 6 when the PSU Department of Music 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.

Some choose family, traditions over shopping

Some choose family, traditions over shopping

11/25/2013

Despite the hype and advertising, not everyone will be lining up to get big bargains on Thanksgiving Day. Denise Bertoncino, associate professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University, counts herself among many Americans who believe the annual shopping frenzy has gotten out of hand.