Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Symphony hosts fiddle playing icon in tribute to ‘American Inspiration’ http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=865114a9-b046-401e-bd0d-b9112356ae63 The Southeast Kansas Symphony will conclude its 2013-2014 series with a tribute to “American Inspiration,” featuring a guest appearance by Mark O’Connor, an icon of American fiddle playing, violin and composition. The concert is set for 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. In addition to performing with the symphony, O’Connor will present a free public lecture and master class at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall on the Pittsburg State University campus. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:34:04 CDT 865114a9-b046-401e-bd0d-b9112356ae63 PSU Theatre production examines our technology ties http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=36cbaa94-88e0-4ee3-a0f7-6abd2794b80a The Pittsburg State University Theatre’s upcoming production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” by Sarah Ruhl, is a surreal and wryly funny examination of our fascination with technology. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:25:58 CDT 36cbaa94-88e0-4ee3-a0f7-6abd2794b80a Donor gives $30K for photography equipment http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=bfa422ae-f8e6-42f7-ace5-cb18bbaef013 More than $30,000 worth of new photography equipment was added this month to the classrooms and photography studio at the Kansas Technology Center. The donation includes new, state-of-the-art cameras, lenses, lighting and backdrops. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:25:33 CDT bfa422ae-f8e6-42f7-ace5-cb18bbaef013 Jazz Ensembles present spring concert Tuesday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=5f5880e3-2b99-40b2-b70c-0cef93353ea9 The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensembles will wrap up their 2013-14 season with a free spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. The ensembles are under the direction of Bob Kehle. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:23:23 CDT 5f5880e3-2b99-40b2-b70c-0cef93353ea9 Gorilla Dash helps fund scholarship http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ad2f31ea-c96b-4b15-be1a-b647012632e6 The weather was nearly perfect and a great group of campus and community competitors turned out for the third annual Gorilla Dash on April 12. And the best thing about the event, organizers said, was that it raised a lot of money for an important cause. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:06:28 CDT ad2f31ea-c96b-4b15-be1a-b647012632e6 ISA hosts Festival of Colors http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=26ad3144-f7bb-47c8-8de9-f78a6aa0014b The Pittsburg State University Indian Student Association (ISA) invited the community to join them in a celebration of Holi, the festival of colors, on Saturday, April 19, at the University Lake. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:30:08 CDT 26ad3144-f7bb-47c8-8de9-f78a6aa0014b Construction students, faculty earn regional honors http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d5533261-ce26-4e7f-8039-00ad4ec35030 Last year, around this time, students in Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction teamed with the local Hearts and Hammers group to perform maintenance and repair work on a family’s home in Pittsburg. The project, which took place in conjunction with regional members of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), was the first of its kind at Pitt State. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:33:48 CDT d5533261-ce26-4e7f-8039-00ad4ec35030 PSU names 2014 outstanding senior woman, man http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e404d46a-35ff-4c01-ace3-532d80d5468d Pittsburg State University has selected Kaitlyn Herder and Nicholas Popejoy as its outstanding senior woman and outstanding senior man for 2014. The university’s highest student honors were announced at the annual student leadership and awards banquet on Tuesday, April 15. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:27:53 CDT e404d46a-35ff-4c01-ace3-532d80d5468d Arcuino selected for Fulbright program in Japan http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=4fc8a2b7-c9d9-4cc3-b3be-6940e6031062 Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of Pittsburg State University’s Office of International Programs, has been selected to participate in a Fulbright Scholar Program International Education Administrators seminar in Japan in June. Arcuino will join a select group of administrators from U.S. universities for the intensive, two-week program. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:18:52 CDT 4fc8a2b7-c9d9-4cc3-b3be-6940e6031062 Kanza staffers took home 16 individual awards. http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=b1affd43-8e99-45ea-b607-8c4751225101 Kenzi Jordan, Kanza editor in chief, received first place awards in feature photography and illustration; second place awards in news/event photography and sports-page design; a third place award in page design; and honorable mentions in sports-action photography, news photography and page design. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:15:07 CDT b1affd43-8e99-45ea-b607-8c4751225101 Governor uses PSU stop to highlight support for technical education teacher development center http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=adcd82bc-12d8-4b6b-8099-d23fb6875a3e In a brief stop at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback praised the higher education funding bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature, including $1 million targeted at creating the Career and Technical Education Teacher Development and Innovation Center (CTE-TDI) at PSU. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:52:24 CDT adcd82bc-12d8-4b6b-8099-d23fb6875a3e Gonzalez joins International Programs office http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=4b41adb1-18a9-46ea-80d9-bed23432c0e1 Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of the Office of International Programs and Services at Pittsburg State University, has announced the recent appointment of Stephanie Gonzalez as the new programming coordinator in the International Programs and Services Office. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:26:23 CDT 4b41adb1-18a9-46ea-80d9-bed23432c0e1 African students share their cultures http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e4786728-5130-4aa9-baf8-860c0f06f3d0 The diverse cultures that make up Africa will be on display at Pittsburg State University’s African Day on Friday, April 11. PSU’s African Student Association will present a public program at 5 p.m. in 109 Grubbs Hall, featuring cultural presentations, music, dance, poetry and fashions from Africa. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:03:27 CDT e4786728-5130-4aa9-baf8-860c0f06f3d0 PSU students plan mass community service project Saturday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=02e3f1b0-7a62-46b3-95d8-d855d6a5019c Homer Cole is looking forward to Saturday, when a swarm of Pittsburg State students descend on his home to rake leaves, wash windows and clean gutters. Although getting the work done is important, for Cole and many others like him across the community, the real value of the Big Event is the interaction with students. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:02:14 CDT 02e3f1b0-7a62-46b3-95d8-d855d6a5019c Students qualify for national design competition http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=64f831fa-ec6b-4e89-b0c4-8cc70c9e71db Two Pittsburg State graphic design majors are about to have their creativity tested against some of the top design students in the country. Seniors Matthew Heflin, Oswego; and Kenzi Jordan, Lee's Summit, Mo.; have qualified for national competition in the American Advertising Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:00:08 CDT 64f831fa-ec6b-4e89-b0c4-8cc70c9e71db Organizers prep for Gorilla Dash http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1f75f047-931d-45f8-b06c-420b0bbd0cb0 Organizers say Saturday’s Gorilla Dash will test every competitor’s limits. This is the third year for the event, sponsored by PSU ROTC, at a specially designed course across the railroad tracks east of the Bicknell Sports Complex. The race begins at 8 a.m. and competition continues until 6 p.m. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:06:00 CDT 1f75f047-931d-45f8-b06c-420b0bbd0cb0 Annual photography seminar set for Friday/Saturday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2d4c73bf-dd87-4116-9f0d-67db6522f5ca Photographers, students of photography and photo enthusiasts will all feel at home at Pittsburg State University’s 12th annual Perspectives of Photography Seminar, Shoot-Out & Photo Competition, April 11-12, in the Kansas Technology Center on the PSU campus. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:57:17 CDT 2d4c73bf-dd87-4116-9f0d-67db6522f5ca PSU honors three alumni for career achievements http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=92fd672d-a52c-45df-80a7-832112819b35 Pittsburg State University’s Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2014 have distinguished themselves in education, business and military service. The university will honor these successful alumni on Friday, April 11. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:23:36 CDT 92fd672d-a52c-45df-80a7-832112819b35 College of Education honors educators Wednesday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1cd8347c-5120-41de-9bb5-e1a741cd0765 The Pittsburg State University College of Education will honor three teachers and an administrator for their distinguished service, excellence, and outstanding efforts at the annual Clyde U. Phillips Awards Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Student scholarships will also be awarded as part of the ceremony. A reception will precede the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Kansas East and West rooms. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:15:40 CDT 1cd8347c-5120-41de-9bb5-e1a741cd0765 PSU ensembles present free spring concert http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=aa570cb5-6bab-436b-9ae5-ad642f9104aa The PSU Symphonic Band the PSU Wind Ensemble will present a free spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium, 503 Pine. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:22:20 CDT aa570cb5-6bab-436b-9ae5-ad642f9104aa