Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Family Day tickets selling fast http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=6438a946-b5a6-4537-a0cf-63e53a4e98b7 Tickets for the Family Day football game on Sept. 27 are selling fast and Jim Johnson, director of intercollegiate athletics, believes the university will soon be looking at another sell-out. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:47:42 CDT 6438a946-b5a6-4537-a0cf-63e53a4e98b7 Group examines summer work schedule http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c2f0e86e-17b7-43e5-880f-1c9c29d6e635 The President's Council has formed a work group to study the possibility of offering an alternate summer work schedule for employees. “It’s a concept that was mentioned in many of our campus forums,” said Brad Hodson, co-chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force. “We felt it deserved a closer look and brought it to the attention of our President’s Council.” Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:21:00 CDT c2f0e86e-17b7-43e5-880f-1c9c29d6e635 Company Day to be largest in PSU history http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=4d19ec5f-2a42-423a-abd3-de842ae35d27 Officials expect nearly 200 companies to participate in Company Day at the Kansas Technology Center on Wednesday, Sept. 24. That will make 2014 the largest in the event's history. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:38:55 CDT 4d19ec5f-2a42-423a-abd3-de842ae35d27 Regents OK doctoral program at PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=fc4ddd1f-53eb-4ab8-9c47-bb4cc1d1148e On Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents gave approval for Pittsburg State University to offer its first doctoral degree. The board approved a proposal from PSU’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing to transition its current master’s level advanced practice nursing program into a doctor of nursing practice degree. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:46:17 CDT fc4ddd1f-53eb-4ab8-9c47-bb4cc1d1148e Speaker offers advice for aspiring actors http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=6b876f28-5a7b-4ae9-bf9e-9c4e7295ac11 Lots of people dream of making it big in on the stage or the big screen. A professional actor and theater educator will share her thoughts on an actor’s life and what it takes to break into the profession in a lecture at Pittsburg State University on Friday, Sept. 19. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:12:53 CDT 6b876f28-5a7b-4ae9-bf9e-9c4e7295ac11 Brazilian student shares gaucho history, culture http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=a2638618-da5b-4de8-b0cb-cf6ecff6c778 Pittsburg State University graduate student Fabio Giacomelli, who hails from the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, is celebrating his home and his culture by wearing gaucho attire throughout the week. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:39:24 CDT a2638618-da5b-4de8-b0cb-cf6ecff6c778 Art chair torn on independence in her native Scotland http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=dfbc6cb9-334e-4702-bd44-c501d26fc154 Art Department Rhona McBain admits she's torn about the upcoming vote on independence in her native Scotland. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:56:10 CDT dfbc6cb9-334e-4702-bd44-c501d26fc154 Green chemistry pioneer to speak at PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ee0d2e45-1262-4490-8a83-320a3d9e3b08 Richard A. Gross, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), an internationally known scientist and pioneer in the field of “green” chemistry will speak on “Green Polymer Chemistry and Biocatalysis” in a public lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at Pittsburg State University 102 Yates Hall. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:09:33 CDT ee0d2e45-1262-4490-8a83-320a3d9e3b08 Byler named director of KSBDC http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=aa1fcbb7-4de5-4fc9-9253-49c0c4df2071 Pittsburg State Center for Innovation and Business Development Director Shawn Naccarato has announced the appointment of Tom Byler as the new director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC). Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:21:06 CDT aa1fcbb7-4de5-4fc9-9253-49c0c4df2071 Steak Fry continues 93-year-old tradition http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=dfc4a688-322a-413c-b74a-53d0d4fbfc77 Much has changed since George Trout, a professor of history and science at what is now Pittsburg State University, first invited his colleagues to gather for an evening of fellowship and food 93 years ago. That tradition continues on Tuesday, Sept. 16, when PSU’s Unclassified Staff and Faculty Association hosts its annual Steak Fry on the east side of Carnie Smith Stadium. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:23:09 CDT dfc4a688-322a-413c-b74a-53d0d4fbfc77 PSU explores options after sub-contractor misses deadline http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=b24326a3-90be-49d8-a697-1709a88881b3 Pittsburg State is exploring alternative laboratory options for its chemistry and biology students following an unexpected construction delay. Contractors have been working to replace the HVAC and exhaust systems in the Heckert-Wells facility since late spring. The original deadline for the $4.3 million project was August 29, but an external sub-contractor was unable to meet the deadline. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:31:22 CDT b24326a3-90be-49d8-a697-1709a88881b3 Simulator trains students to operate crane http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=eda2742e-ad56-4c8f-8cd9-46ae15056121 A new simulator in the School of Construction is helping students learn to operate a crane in a wide variety of weather conditions. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:10:44 CDT eda2742e-ad56-4c8f-8cd9-46ae15056121 Sha earns research award for e-commerce paper http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=05517902-2244-40da-b108-b178d6c937b6 Fairness and trustworthiness in the e-commerce industry is the subject of a research paper written by Wei Sha, associate professor in the Pitt State Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, that recently received a prestigious honor from the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS). Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:24:51 CDT 05517902-2244-40da-b108-b178d6c937b6 Unusual lecture/performance examines music as sacrament http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=52278a05-154e-43c3-8336-912657105e4e Part lecture, part performance, pianist Paul Barnes’ presentation at Pittsburg State University of “Liszt and the Cross, Music as Sacrament in the B Minor Sonata,” will explore the relationship between music, theology, and the Orthodox icon. The free concert and lecture takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:15:02 CDT 52278a05-154e-43c3-8336-912657105e4e PSU on ‘Best in the Midwest’ list http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=a0371fde-a45f-49af-8593-0552f041a9af U.S. News and World Report released its “2015 Best Colleges” on Tuesday, and once again Pittsburg State University earned the highest ranking among Kansas’ regional universities. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:05:54 CDT a0371fde-a45f-49af-8593-0552f041a9af Speakers talk about race and restorative justice http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8a1b42f8-f526-4bb8-8afd-01de1caf1987 Two speakers will talk about race and restorative justice in a presentation at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 107 Grubbs Hall, on the Pittsburg State University campus. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:43:50 CDT 8a1b42f8-f526-4bb8-8afd-01de1caf1987 Kansas novelist opens writers series http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ca3ed84f-43d1-46f6-bf48-c3bde9651f69 The Pittsburg State University Distinguished Visiting Writers Series opens on Thursday, Sept. 11, with a writer whose love for Kansas and its people is evident throughout his considerable body of work. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:53:10 CDT ca3ed84f-43d1-46f6-bf48-c3bde9651f69 Chris Norman Ensemble opens Solo & Chamber Series http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=98a1dd01-be1d-481f-b90f-f5beb20a4919 The Chris Norman Ensemble opens Pittsburg State University’s 2014-15 Solo & Chamber Music Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:39:49 CDT 98a1dd01-be1d-481f-b90f-f5beb20a4919 Fighting cancer with nanotechnology http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=50e5658f-2c3d-4ccd-8808-119ceeca401d In his lab at PSU, Santimukul Santra is conducting research on the use of polymeric and iron oxide nanotheranostics as potential delivery methods for life-saving anti-cancer drugs. As he works, Santra imagines a time in the not-too-distant future when treatments for cancer and a host of other diseases will be personalized, targeted and free of the debilitating and often dangerous side effects of some current therapies, thanks to the use of these tiny structures and nanobiotechnologies. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:48:43 CDT 50e5658f-2c3d-4ccd-8808-119ceeca401d Sellout expected for Gorillas’ home opener http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=a075e671-78c7-46f8-80f1-96edec8944f3 Pittsburg State University’s home opening football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, is nearly sold out, according to university officials. Demand for tickets to the game against the Riverhawks of Northeastern State University has been particularly strong among the Gorillas’ student fan base. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:31:10 CDT a075e671-78c7-46f8-80f1-96edec8944f3