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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!


De Grave novel inspired by Joplin tornado

In an odd twist of fate, the Joplin tornado may be partly responsible for Kathleen De Grave’s most recent novel, “The Hour of Lead,” which has just been published by See Sharp Press.

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Hastings juggling many roles

Stella Hastings is a highly regarded vocal musician. She’s also a pretty good juggler.

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PSU earns high marks from Princeton Review and from students

Gloria Lopez wasn’t surprised when she heard that the Princeton Review had recommended Pittsburg State University on its list of Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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Business student owns three companies

Matthew Yoakum, a double major in business management and marketing, owns and operate three businesses.

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PSU basketball excited about John Lance Arena renovations

The PSU basketball teams are excited to play in the new-look John Lance Arena.

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Spirit Squad ready for national competition

For the past several months, 16 members of the Pitt State Spirit Squad have thought of nothing but the UCA College Cheer National Championships, which take place from Jan. 18 to 22 in Orlando, Fla.

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PSU conducts winter commencement ceremonies

Pittsburg State University held two winter commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14, in John Lance Arena. About 478 students participated in the two ceremonies.

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Homecoming 2012

Homecoming Week is one of the most exciting times of the year at PSU.

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PSU stages classic Italian fairy tale

The Pittsburg State University Theatre took audiences into an ancient fairy tale world when they stage “The King Stag” Oct. 18-20 in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium.

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Student's love for language leads to internship in Paris

Luke Bunch has discovered the value of learning a new language.

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