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Latest Stories of the People of PSU

Pittsburg State University is made up of a diverse and highly successful combination of students, faculty, and alumni. These spirited individuals are what make PSU a unique place to study and grow. Each one faces different challenges, and find special success as a result of being part of the Pitt State family. Below, you can read some of these stories and see just why Pittsburg State is the right place for you!


Undergraduate Research at PSU

Most students come to a university hoping to find opportunities to broaden their knowledge of their world, their career field, and of themselves. And while many large “research” institutions make the claim that students can earn valuable research experience, the truth is the most educational, hands-on work is often reserved for graduate students - while undergrads are often left observing.

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Longtime organ professor living her passion

“It chose me,” Susan Marchant said when reflecting on her long career as professor of organ and choral music.

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Kids + Robots

Workshop pairs learning with fun

Kids seem to have a natural fascination with robots. For two weeks in July, youngsters from the area have been building their own robots and living out that childhood fantasy.

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International experience is a family affair

Teachers Brian and Leslie Smith wanted to give their three children something special. Their desire to give their children “perspective” and a better understanding of the world and other cultures, has taken the family to South Korea and now Ethiopia, where the Smiths teach, but also learn.

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Enactus president earns Sam's Club internship

When Sam Bogle joined her fellow Pittsburg State University Enactus students for national competition in Kansas City, she had a lot on her mind.

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Newest Gorillas welcomed at Pitt CARES

Fall classes won’t start until August, but Pittsburg State University is working now to make sure incoming freshman get off to the right start when they arrive. Throughout the month of June, Office of Admissions staff is holding a series of Pitt CARES (Campus Advisement, Registration, and Enrollment Sessions) that are designed to prepare not only students, but their parents and siblings, as well.

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MPI donates wax injection machine to PSU

A new 25-ton wax injection machine, valued at approximately $160,000, was recently donated to Pittsburg State University by MPI, a worldwide leader in wax-room equipment, with headquarters in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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Outstanding Faculty named for 2013

Troy Comeau, director of broadcasting; Aesha John, assistant professor of social work; and Tatiana Sildus, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, received the Outstanding Faculty Award at Apple Day ceremonies on March 7.

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Student launches new campus leadership group

The National Society of Leadership and Success is a nationwide community of college leaders dedicated to “building leaders who make a better world.” With more than 200 college chapters, it is one of the largest honor organizations in the United States.

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Tech students build bridge for mentor

Neden, associate professor in Pittsburg State University’s technology and workforce learning department, said he wanted to take on the project out of his deep respect for Lundquest. But, he added, it also had many educational benefits for the students.

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