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2011 SAE Baja Kansas

Automotive Technology Professors Bob Schroer and Trent Lindbloom

It's the first time in 10 years a Baja competition has been held in the state of Kansas, and the economic benefits it will bring to the Southeast Kansas region have excited business owners, university administrators, as well as city leaders.

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2011 Outstanding Faculty Award winners

Dr. Scott Gorman, Dr. Virginia Rider, and Dr. Janice Jewett

The three Pittsburg State University faculty members who received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award all say they were inspired by teachers in their own college careers and they're working hard to do the same for generations of new students.

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Art Open House

To highlight the personal work of art faculty, the artistic creations of the PSU community, as well as show off the $2.2 million in building updates (including new paint and lighting, windows and doors, roofing and mechanical systems), the Department of Art will host an Open House from 5-8 p.m. on March 10, with shows running through April 12.

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Craig Fuchs

Dr. Craig Fuchs has conducted more musicians than he can count, both students and seasoned professionals. Although he appreciates them all, some eager youngsters in a poor town in Brazil hold a special place in his heart.

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Regents, President Scott call pay cut plan 'unfair, unnecessary'

In a statement released Tuesday, Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Gary Sherrer called a decision by the House Appropriations Committee to reduce state university employee pay by 7.5 percent "unfair and unnecessary." President Steve Scott struck the same theme in a message to the campus community.

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PSU Basketball Coaches Kevin Muff and Lane Lord

When Women's Head Basketball Coach Lane Lord learned earlier this year that Pittsburg State University would be welcoming his longtime friend and colleague Kevin Muff to lead the men's team, he knew it would be the perfect fit for the program.

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Rob Hefley


One never knows where the next great idea may come from. For Rob Hefley, a professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, that idea came when he was a young teacher in the Kansas City area and found himself watching youngsters play the game foursquare on the playground.

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The Jungle Book

PSU Theatre Program

For Department of Communication Chairperson Cynthia Allan, there's no better way to tell prospective students about the opportunities they'll have in theatre than putting on a great performance.

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Head Coach Tim Beck

PSU Football

When the Pittsburg State University football team takes to the field this fall, new Head Coach Tim Beck wants Gorilla supporters to know that although this is the beginning of a new era in Gorilla football, the team is built on an incredibly rich tradition.

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Dr. Becky Brannock

Psychology and Counseling

A veteran educator with 31 years of teaching under her belt, Dr. Becky Brannock admits she still gets a case butterflies on the first day of school.

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