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News Archive for 2014

Construction instructor earns national leadership award

07/03/2014

Jenny McCool O’Dell, an instructor in the School of Construction, has been honored as a leader and a role model for other women interested in careers in the male-dominated construction industry.

Family donates art collection to PSU

Family donates art collection to PSU

07/01/2014

The family of Dr. William and Norma Reals gathered in the University Gallery on July 3 to formally present a significant gift of artwork in their parents’ name to PSU.

PSU honors firefighters at Russ Hall fire centennial

PSU honors firefighters at Russ Hall fire centennial

06/30/2014

Pittsburg State University welcomed scores of Pittsburg firefighters and others from the community on Monday, June 30, at a commemoration of the centennial of the fire that nearly destroyed Russ Hall, its first permanent building.

Remodel uncovers building history

Remodel uncovers building history

06/27/2014

A remodeling project inside the Kelce College of Business has uncovered a portion of the building’s rich history.

Two familiar faces return to Russ Hall

Two familiar faces return to Russ Hall

06/26/2014

On Thursday, just in time for the university’s observance of the Russ Hall fire centennial on Monday, PSU workers reinstalled busts of two U.S. presidents that had spent more than a decade in storage.

Changes coming for PACT bus schedule

06/25/2014

Some changes are coming to the public transportation services offered by the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), but officials with the agency say Pittsburg State University students will continue to receive much-needed service.

Students compete at SkillsUSA

06/25/2014

Two Pittsburg State students will compete in the SkillsUSA national competition this week in Kansas City.

PSU marks Russ Hall fire centennial

PSU marks Russ Hall fire centennial

06/24/2014

On Monday, June 30, Pittsburg State University will pause for a moment to recall one of the most dramatic and pivotal moments in its history. At 10 a.m., the university will hold a brief ceremony in front of Russ Hall to mark the centennial of the Russ Hall fire.

PSU arts center will honor Bicknell family

PSU arts center will honor Bicknell family

06/20/2014

Pittsburg State University’s Center for the Arts, now under construction, has a name. On Friday, June 20, PSU President Steve Scott announced that the facility will be known as the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, in honor of lead donor Gene Bicknell, his wife, Rita, and their family.

Professor honored for student internship advice for companies

06/18/2014

“A company is better not to start an internship program than to have a poor one,” according to Professor David O'Bryan. O'Bryan's manuscript, “10 Best Practices for Business Student Internships,” has been honored by a national publication.