Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Bicycle loan program sends a positive message http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2b3aaf2f-76b6-4c3e-9964-e858647accaa The first week of the fall semester at Pittsburg State University can be hectic for just about everyone, but are busier than Don Smith. For the past 32 years, Smith, a minister with Campus Christians, has been repairing and loaning donated bicycles to international students. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:13:41 CDT 2b3aaf2f-76b6-4c3e-9964-e858647accaa Fair connects students, community http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8f459123-c18b-4c48-9f79-3038c4d5ab69 For two hours, Wednesday, representatives of businesses and organizations tempted PSU students with everything from pizza and home-baked cookies to water bottles and book bags. The primary goal at PSU’s annual community fair was to get the students’ attention, and it worked. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:27:30 CDT 8f459123-c18b-4c48-9f79-3038c4d5ab69 President responds to challenge http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c960a08e-cfb7-4271-b801-4f416dbabeb5 With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge spreading like wildfire across the nation, it was just a matter of time until a member of Gorilla Nation tagged Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott in this Internet fundraising sensation. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:08:50 CDT c960a08e-cfb7-4271-b801-4f416dbabeb5 One freshman’s unlikely path to college http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=76373c24-63f3-4984-b0ba-38e906b8c82a Isauro Tevalan Maldonado is like many of the thousand or so freshmen beginning classes at PSU, but in some very important ways, is story is unique. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:47:47 CDT 76373c24-63f3-4984-b0ba-38e906b8c82a Exhibit combines ceramics, video http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=04fce17a-ef58-46d2-91e7-3347e3d9f010 Pittsburg State University’s Art Department has opened its fall exhibition season with “Semiotic,” an exhibit of the work of ceramicist and new media artist Colby Parsons. The exhibit runs through Sept. 26. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:26:48 CDT 04fce17a-ef58-46d2-91e7-3347e3d9f010 Eager, excited Gorillas move in http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=62ec74ae-d321-4932-aef9-6ff7391c9fba More than 1,200 eager, excited Gorillas move in to PSU's residence halls in advance of the first day of the fall semester, on Monday. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:52:02 CDT 62ec74ae-d321-4932-aef9-6ff7391c9fba Bid Day 'best feeling in the world' http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ef9125b4-016b-46a4-87b6-7013066dcd1a With smiling faces and arms wide open, the three sororities at Pittsburg State welcomed their newest members during the annual Sorority Bid Day event on Friday, Aug. 15. The event, which culminates a week of sorority rush and recruitment activities, was conducted in The Oval. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:44:35 CDT ef9125b4-016b-46a4-87b6-7013066dcd1a President Scott opens PSU’s 112th academic year http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=83acdc05-59ec-486c-980e-88989680a27e Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott opened the university’s 112th academic year on Thursday with an address that recognized both big successes in the past year and also acknowledged stressful times for higher education. He shared his vision for the coming year, including several major events and planning for the future. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:55:04 CDT 83acdc05-59ec-486c-980e-88989680a27e Fraternities, sororities plan leadership weekend http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=b08f9de3-68ec-4bbc-baa3-660c6120dc1a Nearly 500 Pittsburg State University fraternity and sorority members will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend for the annual Fraternal Leadership Summit at the University of Arkansas. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:48:45 CDT b08f9de3-68ec-4bbc-baa3-660c6120dc1a New faculty orientation a 'crash course' on PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=33aec6ac-8246-4ba0-8fba-a4f797bc2c33 New faculty are learning all about Pittsburg State University this week during New Faculty Orientation. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:21:52 CDT 33aec6ac-8246-4ba0-8fba-a4f797bc2c33 Band tunes up for fall season http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=975e9afa-c1a3-42d8-9fdf-ca78be6348f8 The estimated 200 members of the Pride of the Plains Marching Band began preparing this week for a busy semester of pre-game and half-time shows, parades and pep rallies. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:59:16 CDT 975e9afa-c1a3-42d8-9fdf-ca78be6348f8 New international students begin PSU adventure http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=3ba15889-2883-40ef-b28e-9a492f635eab The hallways in Whitesitt Hall were full of eager students from just about every corner of the globe, Monday, as new international students began a week of registration and orientation at Pittsburg State University. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:18:51 CDT 3ba15889-2883-40ef-b28e-9a492f635eab Dainty named Teacher of the Year http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=3488b31b-b58b-495c-9570-3a9bd79c9c8d A Pittsburg State faculty member has been recognized for excellence in the field of career and technical education. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:54:39 CDT 3488b31b-b58b-495c-9570-3a9bd79c9c8d Johnson earns top public speaking honor http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=0adc2844-acb3-4b8b-b97c-a1013961fd1e PSU Professor Mark Johnson has earned the highest honor given by Toastmasters International, a global educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:26:25 CDT 0adc2844-acb3-4b8b-b97c-a1013961fd1e Safety program receives first corporate contribution http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f016afec-9de4-4512-aedb-6fb01fc8814b Less than a year after its official launch, the environmental and safety management program at Pittsburg State has received its first corporate sponsorship. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:12:22 CDT f016afec-9de4-4512-aedb-6fb01fc8814b RAs prepare for arrival of students http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d332dd4b-32e0-4b15-a373-e50047142025 About 50 resident assistants are training this week and next in preparation for the arrival of more than 1,200 students who will live in Pittsburg State University’s residence halls. Most of them will arrive on Move In Day, Saturday, Aug. 16. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:43:10 CDT d332dd4b-32e0-4b15-a373-e50047142025 Grant funds solar energy system for PSU’s Plaster Center http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=5672d92c-e040-4a34-9843-e6b7050c9538 Thanks to a major grant from Westar Energy, solar panels will provide both energy and education at the Robert W. Plaster Center, now under construction at Pittsburg State University. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:51:24 CDT 5672d92c-e040-4a34-9843-e6b7050c9538 Countdown to tobacco-free campus continues http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=63b31527-aed8-48af-8ce3-e9c4e2a9432d As students prepare to return to Pittsburg State for the fall semester, university officials are encouraging them to include the new tobacco policy in their planning. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:22:36 CDT 63b31527-aed8-48af-8ce3-e9c4e2a9432d Campus ties extend around the world http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=531014af-59fd-44d0-b8d8-030f81e9c0eb It’s not unusual to hear PSU alumni describe returning to the campus as “coming home,” but seldom do those ties extend half way around the globe and span more than three decades. Tai-Yu (Gary) Kao and his wife, Wen-Meng Kao, are in Pittsburg this week to help their daughter, Chia-Ying (Jenny) Kao, and a niece, Carrie Meng, get settled as they prepare to make their own Pitt State memories. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:47 CDT 531014af-59fd-44d0-b8d8-030f81e9c0eb Shrine Bowl participants arrive http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e6fad41a-1996-49a1-9592-39a3260ca559 Band members were the first Kansas Shrine Bowl participants to arrive at Pittsburg State University this week. The 172 musicians, who are part of the Kansas Masonic Foundation’s 31st annual All-State High School Marching Band, checked into their rooms on Tuesday. Almost immediately, the students began a rigorous practice schedule in preparation for the 41st annual Kansas Shrine Bowl at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th, in Carnie Smith Stadium. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:34 CDT e6fad41a-1996-49a1-9592-39a3260ca559