Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News PSU Foundation celebrates 30 years of excellence http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=edb339f7-d040-42b7-bfc7-3c94f766de5d The PSU Foundation celebrated its past and announced the start of a new campaign recently at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts during its annual Presidents Society Dinner. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:21:06 CDT edb339f7-d040-42b7-bfc7-3c94f766de5d Jazz Ensembles perform Oct. 5 http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=20ec0d46-a05e-45b7-baae-38247aa05a88 The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensembles will open their 2015-2016 season with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall of the Bicknell Center for the Arts. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:51:39 CDT 20ec0d46-a05e-45b7-baae-38247aa05a88 Renovated planetarium ready to shine http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=17acf1e9-bd9b-4ea6-8f66-81e633dfa53e The L. Russell Kelce Planetarium at Pittsburg State University is refreshed, revived and ready to entertain and inform in a series of public planetarium shows this month. The planetarium will present “Back to the Moon for Good,” a 2013 documentary by Max Crow and narrated by Tim Allen, on Oct. 6, 13 and 27. There will be two showings on each day, one at 6 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:39:32 CDT 17acf1e9-bd9b-4ea6-8f66-81e633dfa53e Plasma cutting systems donated to tech program http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1c2a7f3f-2603-4b42-ac9f-97f239728daf Students in the Pittsburg State Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at Pittsburg State are getting their hands on two new pieces of state-of-the-art equipment. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:11:05 CDT 1c2a7f3f-2603-4b42-ac9f-97f239728daf Safety management degree earns national recognition http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7fb81bfd-2e68-4b0b-8825-069b2f4f74de The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) announced this week that Pitt State’s Environmental and Safety Management Program has been added to ISHM’s national board-approved programs, a distinction that carries with it benefits for the university and its students. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:12:50 CDT 7fb81bfd-2e68-4b0b-8825-069b2f4f74de PSU names 2015 Homecoming royalty http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e1524023-02ae-4992-be93-6390416a6f64 Ellie Stewart, a senior communication major from Overland Park, Kan., and Ryan Schulteis, a senior business management major from Lawrence, Kan., are the 2015 Homecoming queen and king at Pittsburg State University. The selections were announced at Homecoming Convocation at Carnie Smith Stadium on Wednesday. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:09:00 CDT e1524023-02ae-4992-be93-6390416a6f64 Pittsburg State updates tailgating policies http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=cfec3f13-fef0-4d9c-9e05-e5ab12a00eb3 Pittsburg State is well known for offering one of the best football game day atmospheres at the Division II level. In order to ensure fans and visitors continue to experience the very best, university officials today announced several updates to the tailgating policies. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:19:06 CDT cfec3f13-fef0-4d9c-9e05-e5ab12a00eb3 PSU honors 2015 Outstanding Alumni http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=25271867-2aa5-4dfa-9d40-283390b68fc0 Pittsburg State University will honor four alumni with its 2015 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Awards during Homecoming activities Oct. 2-3. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:37:30 CDT 25271867-2aa5-4dfa-9d40-283390b68fc0 National data no surprise to PSU obesity expert http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=b33607b0-b9bc-4708-a3fe-008af7fc9f6f On a new U.S. map issued this week, Kansas sits in the middle of a dark red swath that plunges down through the Midwest and engulfs the South. The map, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows adult obesity rates for 2014. On this kind of map, red isn’t a color anyone wants to be. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:14:06 CDT b33607b0-b9bc-4708-a3fe-008af7fc9f6f Alumni, friends 'felt call' to teach http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d0455707-dd98-4b8a-a582-6d7cd63c3d70 When Pittsburg State alumni and friends Rion Huffman and Andrea McConnaughey joined the Graphics and Imaging Technologies faculty together in the fall of 2013, they noticed that many things had changed since their time as students. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:16:46 CDT d0455707-dd98-4b8a-a582-6d7cd63c3d70 Pitt State celebrates Homecoming 2015 http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=313b226c-ec4b-4553-9b93-3e65040b7ae2 Perhaps nothing is more iconic of traditional college life than the annual rite of Homecoming. Pittsburg State University observes this time of campus pride and loyalty this week, culminating with the Homecoming football game against Missouri Western State University at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:54:05 CDT 313b226c-ec4b-4553-9b93-3e65040b7ae2 Pitt State researcher seeks keys to a brighter energy future http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1fa73080-70b3-4f09-a8e8-c6ad5d30248e Since Man forged the first plow and stuck it into the earth, rust has been an enemy. But to Ram Gupta, an assistant professor and research scientist at Pittsburg State University, rust, or iron oxide, may be one of the keys to a world powered by inexpensive, abundant and environmentally friendly energy. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:08:18 CDT 1fa73080-70b3-4f09-a8e8-c6ad5d30248e Enrollment drop mirrors statewide trend http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=71f1c9b2-a5bf-4343-964c-8e63689c6a5c Mirroring a trend across the state of Kansas this fall, Pittsburg State University reported today a 3.1 percent decrease in total headcount for the fall semester. The official enrollment as of the 20th day of classes is 7,244, compared to 7,479 last year. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:59:22 CDT 71f1c9b2-a5bf-4343-964c-8e63689c6a5c PSU makes push for School of Transportation http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=07c35464-ab88-45b9-9b35-f9c5f38cfcb5 PSU is requesting $1.5 million from the state to establish the School of Transportation, which would be housed at the Kansas Technology Center. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:39:04 CDT 07c35464-ab88-45b9-9b35-f9c5f38cfcb5 Professor: Lunar eclipse a rare show http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=13485402-e44f-4d1c-ab9f-3ecb9f18fa8a One doesn’t have to be an astronomy buff to appreciate the lunar eclipse on tap for Sunday night. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:54:39 CDT 13485402-e44f-4d1c-ab9f-3ecb9f18fa8a Alum spurs car donation http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=16e89b59-671f-4216-8381-a122c0fe5074 Earlier this month, Nissan of North America donated a 2014 Nissan Versa to the Pitt State Automotive Technology Department. The car, which came equipped with modern functions such as a rear back-up camera and GPS navigating, will be used as a training device for students studying new car technologies. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:29:32 CDT 16e89b59-671f-4216-8381-a122c0fe5074 KTC hosts largest ever, two-day Company Day http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7918c4b8-1fa0-4b87-8b34-33070b029bd6 More than 250 companies from across the nation met with Pitt State technology students this week during the largest ever Company Day event at the Kansas Technology Center. This was the first year the event took place over two full days. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:05:34 CDT 7918c4b8-1fa0-4b87-8b34-33070b029bd6 High school musicians join Wind Ensemble in concert http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d632406c-e258-4b94-83bc-e64b0c551baa The Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble will have some special guests for their first concert of the season. The Webb City Jazz Ensemble I will join the PSU ensemble in the concert, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:26:37 CDT d632406c-e258-4b94-83bc-e64b0c551baa Students host Korean Thanksgiving Day http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d2d6bf47-111d-4af5-a378-9794436c2d8a The Korean Student Association at Pittsburg State University will host a Korean Thanksgiving Day celebration, also known as Chuseok, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, in the United Methodist Campus Ministry building, 201 E. Williams. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:13:49 CDT d2d6bf47-111d-4af5-a378-9794436c2d8a Club celebrates Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1f3ca455-ac4d-4a59-a787-19115435ef15 The Chinese Culture Club at Pittsburg State University will hold their annual Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, in 130 McPherson Hall. 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