Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News PSU to hold 111th spring commencement exercises Friday and Saturday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7d1fea91-cb21-4d1b-b060-88c4995db629 More than 1,260 students are eligible to participate in Pittsburg State University’s 111th spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, in PSU’s John Lance Arena. It is the largest graduating class in PSU’s history, according to Registrar Debbie Greve. Tue, 05 May 2015 11:54:07 CDT 7d1fea91-cb21-4d1b-b060-88c4995db629 Graduate to join Nepal rebuilding efforts http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=5653618e-d5db-44be-8d36-5e0def4438b6 When Natalie Black graduates from Pittsburg State University on Friday, she will begin a journey that will take her half way around the world, to a place that is desperately in need of some kind, willing hands. Tue, 05 May 2015 11:56:44 CDT 5653618e-d5db-44be-8d36-5e0def4438b6 PSU names Outstanding Seniors for 2015 http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=740bf405-7745-4975-9508-74c48a91d34b When they aren’t writing and editing, Ellen Wieberg and Michael Giffin are thinking about the speeches they will deliver to the classmates at Pittsburg State University’s 111th spring commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. Mon, 04 May 2015 09:42:33 CDT 740bf405-7745-4975-9508-74c48a91d34b Researcher attracts ticks – on purpose http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e605d71b-bdb4-4615-aa67-575a491d4592 Most folks in the Four-State region go to great lengths to repel ticks and other summer pests. Ali Hroobi works even harder to attract them. Hroobi, a graduate student at Pittsburg State University, has been doing research on ticks in southeast Kansas and, it turns out, this is a pretty good place to find them. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:44:38 CDT e605d71b-bdb4-4615-aa67-575a491d4592 Unique toy sale set for Thursday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8e9f8137-0408-425e-9b06-082484c2476f A toy sale unlike any other will take place on Pittsburg State University’s Oval Thursday. Students in the class “Toy Design” will offer their creations for sale from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Profits from the sale will go to the Safehouse crisis center. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:22:46 CDT 8e9f8137-0408-425e-9b06-082484c2476f PSU hosts Kansas Kids’ Fitness Day for area third graders http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=088dc516-c9c5-49d3-bd2e-85a92e33d11d Approximately 1,000 third graders from 18 schools in Crawford and Cherokee counties ran, jumped, stretched and danced at PSU's Carnie Smith Stadium on Friday, May 1, in an annual event designed to encourage lifetime physical activity. Mon, 04 May 2015 09:40:44 CDT 088dc516-c9c5-49d3-bd2e-85a92e33d11d Exhibit reveals art, technology links http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=b22a5887-5cb5-48e5-be7c-122ac8f39245 Perhaps nowhere do the lines between art and technology blur more than in the automobile. That’s evident in an exhibit this week of the work of a group of Pittsburg State University students. The spring 2015 Automobile: Art and Design exhibit and presentations will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in the second floor alcove galleries of Russ Hall. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:22:38 CDT b22a5887-5cb5-48e5-be7c-122ac8f39245 Wood tech faculty named Educators of the Year http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=006ff479-1e21-4aa3-a120-ba6539cc40ff Pittsburg State wood technology faculty Doug Hague and Charlie Phillips were recently honored as Educators of the Year at the Wood Industry Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:54:15 CDT 006ff479-1e21-4aa3-a120-ba6539cc40ff Planting kicks off effort to catalog, expand campus trees http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=6c7061a7-915d-4733-a8fe-456eb7586632 When Cate Breneman, PSU’s grounds maintenance supervisor, and her crew prepared to plant a new tree at the Wilkinson Alumni Center Friday, they had some expert advice coming from the crowd assembled to watch. A tour group from Wichita, including members of Botanica and the Kansas Association of Arboreta and Botanical Gardens, participated in the planting as part of their observance of Arbor Day. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:06:21 CDT 6c7061a7-915d-4733-a8fe-456eb7586632 Powell wins Outstanding Adviser award http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2e6deb82-7014-4f72-b771-8ccdf84e9d98 Brooke Powell, sexual assault advocate and adviser for Students For Violence Prevention at Pittsburg State University, was recently named Outstanding Adviser at the BACCHUS Area 5 Meeting of the Minds conference in Kansas City. The BACCHUS Network is a university and community-based organization focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:53:07 CDT 2e6deb82-7014-4f72-b771-8ccdf84e9d98 Enthusiastic crowd welcomes former first lady http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=361ab860-f2d4-4ccf-86fc-7d81a3c851c8 Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at Pittsburg State University’s Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Wednesday. It was an event that many in the audience said they had been eagerly anticipating since they got their tickets months ago. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:06:22 CDT 361ab860-f2d4-4ccf-86fc-7d81a3c851c8 Freeman named official sports medicine partner of PSU Athletics http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=269ed702-9e0f-4cf4-9334-11aacfb6ff43 Pittsburg State University officials joined Freeman Health System President/CEO Paula Baker and Dr. Michael Zafuta, orthopedic physician at Pittsburg Ambulatory Surgery Center, for a special announcement Wednesday (April 22) morning, revealing that Freeman has become the Official Sports Medicine Partner of PSU Athletics. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:34:48 CDT 269ed702-9e0f-4cf4-9334-11aacfb6ff43 PSU plans annual garage sale http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=89a5cd97-3f80-47ae-a17c-3405d8547ce6 It's not your typical garage sale. While Pittsburg State University's annual garage sale on Saturday, April 25, won’t have any baby clothes or collectables from grandma’s curio cabinet, shoppers can find some bargains among some more substantial items. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:41:34 CDT 89a5cd97-3f80-47ae-a17c-3405d8547ce6 First student enters new international dual-degree program http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=4bf24fa0-ce06-4b1e-9f14-bdf0597707fd Dane Longan is the first PSU student enrolled in a new dual master's degree program that will allow him to study in France and receive degrees from both PSU and one of the top business schools in Europe. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:30:28 CDT 4bf24fa0-ce06-4b1e-9f14-bdf0597707fd Symphony, choirs present heroic music http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=aeb84fca-e14e-43bf-896b-2ba151c36c2d Together, the voices of the Pittsburg State University Choirs and the musicians of the Southeast Kansas Symphony are a powerful force and the two have chosen appropriate music for their first combined concert in PSU’s Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The choirs and the symphony will present “Heroic Music for Voices and Orchestra” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:14:13 CDT aeb84fca-e14e-43bf-896b-2ba151c36c2d Campus, community gather to open Plaster Center http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ad64cd06-5c4f-4320-a9c3-7717dc09284a Hundreds of people from the Pittsburg State University campus and the community donned their Pitt State gear Tuesday to officially open the new Robert W. Plaster Center, a unique project that is a collaboration between the university, the city and private donors. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:37:41 CDT ad64cd06-5c4f-4320-a9c3-7717dc09284a PSU hosts high school auto skills competition for Kansas, Missouri http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ea699431-1118-4eda-ab86-bb3b26603829 Some of the top automotive technology high school students from Kansas and Missouri will come to Pittsburg State University May 6-7 in a competition that they hope will lead to the national stage. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:31:29 CDT ea699431-1118-4eda-ab86-bb3b26603829 National speakers continue Plaster Center grand opening theme http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=67572296-af85-4988-bbbc-ebfaecf4445f This week’s grand opening of the Robert W. Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University will be a celebration of partnerships and economic opportunity. That theme will continue in a presentation that afternoon by a nationally known economist and a celebrated historian. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:11:52 CDT 67572296-af85-4988-bbbc-ebfaecf4445f PSU names track after educator, entrepreneur Harvey Dean http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1f44a861-ae78-4993-88be-2076db2b3c2d Pittsburg State University has announced that the 300-meter track in the new Robert W. Plaster Center has been named the Harvey Dean Track in recognition of a major gift from Harvey Dean, a PSU alumnus who is the founder and CEO of Pitsco, Inc., a company that provides hands-on curriculum solutions for students across the U.S. and abroad. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:15:45 CDT 1f44a861-ae78-4993-88be-2076db2b3c2d Campus food pantry seeks donations http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f617b510-149a-4267-a2e7-8aeb5cbb1720 With nearly a full semester under its belt, the Gorilla Assistance Food Pantry at Pittsburg State is already enjoying encouraging success. 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