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History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Barbara Bonnekessen

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Contact Person:
Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Stories



  • Student raises money for autistic children (Sun)
  • Senior project helps those in need (PSU Story | Sun)
  • Friends for life (PSU Story)
  • Pitt State Students ignore the hate (Sun)
  • Pittsburg State social work students learn to make a difference (KOAM)
  • Baylee Williams delivers funds to Susan G. Komen Kansas (Sun)
  • PSU students share research projects at the Capitol (KOAM | PSU Story)
  • PSU students spend break digitizing history (KOAM | KSNF/KODE | Sun)
  • Stand for the Silent event organized by social work major Jessica Collins (KSNF/KODE)
  • Glenn Storey's second chance at college includes study abroad (Sun)
  • Social Work major Casey Epps starts petition for change (KOAM)
  • Social Work major Justin Gambill organizes E-Waste Recycling at PSU (KOAM | PSU Story)
  • NEO graduate Jordan Boyd receives Newman Civic Fellows award (PSU Story | Miami News)
  • Jordan Boyd organizes holiday collection drive at museum (Sun)


Faculty and Staff


  • Dr. Stephen Harmon and students give their opinions on involvement in Syria (KSNF/KODE)
  • Dr. Stephen Harmon states his view on America's involvement in Egyptian turmoil (KSNF/KODE)
  • Jean Griffith, Looking for Gettysburg's true meaning (Globe)
  • PSU professors voice surprise about background of suspects (Globe)
  • University family remembers Judith Shaw (PSU Story)
  • Professor Stephen Harmon offers insight on situation in Mali (Globe | PSU Story)
  • Library honors faculty authors (PSU Story)
  • Veteran PSU professors earn University Professor distinction (2011 | 2012)
  • University honors faculty authors (PSU Story)
  • Social Sciences professor uncovers manuscript for philosopher's book (PSU Story)


Alumni and Friends

Ashley Polston alumni
  • PSU grade takes 80 percent of vote for prosecutor (Nevada daily)
  • Isabela Leao improves lives in Sierra Leone (Sun)
  • PSU Alumna Ashley Polston is the co-owner of Odeum (Sun)
  • Norm Conard was named the 2012 Kansan of the Year (Sun | PSU Story)





Events, Speakers, and Lectures

  • alumniPublic lecture addresses Syrian refugee crisis (PSU Story | Globe)
  • Undead Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (PDF)
  • Journalist tells of wrongful convictions (PSU Story)





For more stories and press releases,
visit 'Stories of Pitt State' and the PSU 'Press and Media Center'

Also visit the HPSS Department videos page