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News Archive for 2014

Student accepts professor's challenge

12/17/2014

Responding to a professor's challenge, one PSU student built a wood-burning gas generator and learned a lot in the process.

Students put new camera equipment to use

Students put new camera equipment to use

12/12/2014

A recent donation of photography equipment is helping students in the GIT photography program get hands-on experience.

College grad, 15, looks to the future

12/11/2014

While most students Alex Jaeger’s age are preparing for winter break in their sophomore year of high school, this 15-year-old is laying out his cap and gown in preparation for Pittsburg State University’s commencement exercises. Jaeger will receive degrees in biology and music along with nearly 600 other PSU students in ceremonies in PSU’s John Lance Arena on Friday, Dec. 12.

Pittsburg State comments on indictment of former faculty member

12/10/2014

Pittsburg State University today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s indictment of former professor Michael Muoghalu. Muoghalu was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering as a result of actions taken while recruiting students for a Nigerian graduate exchange programs.

Graduate demonstrates unusual persistence

12/09/2014

Few of the students in Pittsburg State University’s commencement exercises Friday will have demonstrated the level of strength and determination shown by Dee Ann D’Amico, whose graduation marks a nearly 25-year journey toward a college degree.

Hebrlee earns Rising Star award

Hebrlee earns Rising Star award

12/08/2014

As a high school student, Jaecy Hebrlee was not overly involved or outgoing, but this PSU senior is now the recipient of the NASPA Region IV West Undergraduate Rising Star Award for student affairs undergraduates.

Arts Center dream comes true

Arts Center dream comes true

12/07/2014

More than 1,000 gathered at Pittsburg State University’s new Bicknell Family Center for the Arts to cut a ceremonial ribbon and tour the $33 million hall. For many who had worked for years to make the dream of a performance hall on the PSU campus a reality, it was a joyful experience.

Company programs benefit auto tech students

Company programs benefit auto tech students

12/05/2014

Two new programs launched this semester in Pittsburg State’s Department of Automotive Technology are further preparing students for their professional careers.

Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at PSU

12/03/2014

Pittsburg State University today announced that former First Lady Laura Bush will visit PSU in the spring as part of the university’s Women in Government Lecture Series. Mrs. Bush will share remarks on education, literacy, volunteerism and human rights on April 22 at the new Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

Professors mentor young researchers

Professors mentor young researchers

12/03/2014

On a recent afternoon, two researchers were hard at work in a Chemistry Department computer lab at Pittsburg State University. One of the scientists concentrated on the effects of common pesticides on human DNA. Nearby, the other was focused on finding a way to block the Ebola virus from docking with human cells. Like other researchers around the world, these two scientists dream of unlocking chemical and biological mysteries that will improve the human condition. What makes them different from most other researchers is their age. Adrian McAfee and Luke Arnce are high school seniors who come to PSU on their free time to learn the art and science of research.