The Pittsburg State University Indian Student Association (ISA) has invited the community to join them in a celebration of Holi, the festival of colors, at noon on Saturday, April 19, at the University Lake. The event is expected to run until 3 p.m.
Last year, around this time, students in Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction teamed with the local Hearts and Hammers group to perform maintenance and repair work on a family’s home in Pittsburg. The project, which took place in conjunction with regional members of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), was the first of its kind at Pitt State.
Pittsburg State University has selected Kaitlyn Herder and Nicholas Popejoy as its outstanding senior woman and outstanding senior man for 2014. The university’s highest student honors were announced at the annual student leadership and awards banquet on Tuesday, April 15.
Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of Pittsburg State University’s Office of International Programs, has been selected to participate in a Fulbright Scholar Program International Education Administrators seminar in Japan in June. Arcuino will join a select group of administrators from U.S. universities for the intensive, two-week program.
Kenzi Jordan, Kanza editor in chief, received first place awards in feature photography and illustration; second place awards in news/event photography and sports-page design; a third place award in page design; and honorable mentions in sports-action photography, news photography and page design.
In a brief stop at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback praised the higher education funding bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature, including $1 million targeted at creating the Career and Technical Education Teacher Development and Innovation Center (CTE-TDI) at PSU.
Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of the Office of International Programs and Services at Pittsburg State University, has announced the recent appointment of Stephanie Gonzalez as the new programming coordinator in the International Programs and Services Office.
The diverse cultures that make up Africa will be on display at Pittsburg State University’s African Day on Friday, April 11. PSU’s African Student Association will present a public program at 5 p.m. in 109 Grubbs Hall, featuring cultural presentations, music, dance, poetry and fashions from Africa.
Homer Cole is looking forward to Saturday, when a swarm of Pittsburg State students descend on his home to rake leaves, wash windows and clean gutters. Although getting the work done is important, for Cole and many others like him across the community, the real value of the Big Event is the interaction with students.
Two Pittsburg State graphic design majors are about to have their creativity tested against some of the top design students in the country. Seniors Matthew Heflin, Oswego; and Kenzi Jordan, Lee's Summit, Mo.; have qualified for national competition in the American Advertising Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.