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Biology Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Dixie L. Smith

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Kelly Borden

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Phone: 620-235-4732
Fax: 620-235-4194

Heckert-Wells Hall 223
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7552

Biology Stories

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  • Biology major helping in national pollinator protection efforts (PSU Stories | Globe)
  • Graduate: 'Having people who believe in me has made all the difference' (PSU Story)
  • Students win top awards for research (PSU Story)
  • Students honored at bioscience symposium (KU News
  • College grad, 15, looks to the future (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE | KOAM | OzarksFirst)
  • Burke running for state BOE (Winfield Courier)
  • Nature Reach moves into temporary quarters (PSU Story)
  • PSU students share research projects at the Capitol (KOAM | PSU Story)
  • Online summer courses prove popular (PSU Story)
  • Outstanding seniors hope to inspire with addresses (PSU Story)
  • Thoughts about the quality of Undergraduate students at PSU by Professor Virginia Rider (YouTube)
  • PSU Science Day (Sun)
  • Olivia Wright - Pre-medicine (PSU Story)
  • John-Michael Watson - Biology Major (PSU Story)



Faculty and Staff

  • Researcher attracts ticks-on purpose (PSU Story)
  • Pittsburg state researcher working on targeting cancer treatment (Globe)
  • Fighting cancer with nanotechnology (KOAM)
  • Bees aren’t the only pollinators you can attract (Aurora Sentinel)
  • Pittsburg Instagram user builds following of 26,000 (Globe)
  • Dr. Mandy Peak: Improving lives half a world away (Globe)
  • Steve and Cindy Ford prepare for annual winter bird count (Sun | French Tribune | PSU Story)
  • Dr. Virginia Rider and Lupus research at PSU (KSNF/KODE)
  • PSU recognizes University Professors (PSU Story)
  • Professor Neil Snow's find makes world top-10 list (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE | Globe | Science Codex | The Republic)
  • Delia Lister and the Nature Reach program (New Desert Tortoise | Other animals)
  • Gorilla Spotlight: Delia Lister (YouTube)
  • Dr. Virginia Rider meets subject for the first time (PSU Story)
  • PSU's Nature Reach Outreach Program gets new wheels (Morning Sun)
  • Dr. Virginia Rider, the first winner of the Sidney A. McNairy, Jr., Mentoring Award through the National Institutes of Health (PSU Story)
  • Who doesn't love a raptor named Apollo? (YouTube)


Alumni and Friends


  • New doctor returns to roots (Sun)
  • A bucketful of new Eugenia plant species from Madagascar (Terra Daily)
  • PSU honors four alumni for career achievements (PSU Story)
  • Dr. Jacqueline Orender begins year as chief of Via Christi medical staff (Sun)
  • PSU honors 2013 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Gabe Bever (KRPS | KOAM | YouTube | PSU Story)
  • Lindsay Deringer will be the new Queen of the Nile (Sun)
  • Don Holsinger (B.S. 1960) receives the 2012 Ralf J. Thomas Distinguished Service Award (PSU Story)
    • Roy A. Jensen, Pre-Med graduate (PSU Story)
    • Roy Jensen - 100th Speaker of PSU's annual Apple Day Convocation (PSU Story)



    Events, Speakers, and Lectures

    Science Day 2013





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