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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

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Biology Faculty and Students in the Grants and Research Review


Courtney Blankenship

  • PSU has been ranked sixth in the nation on the list of "Best Online Master's Degree Programs in History." (PSU Story)
  • Courtney Blankenship, Political Science major, vies for Miss Kansas (PSU Story)
  • PSU grad to pursue her dream in Geneva (PSU Story)
  • Five students in triple-major club (PSU Story)
  • 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)
  • 14 Students recognized, 15 awarded grants at the 2014 PSU Graduate School and Research 
    Awards Banquet (The Grants and Research Review)
  • 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)
  • Jordan Boyd organizes holiday collection drive at museum (Sun)


Faculty and Staff

  • Roy Janisch, an associate professor of justice studies in PSU Fulbright fellowship at Vancouver Island University of Canada (PSU Story)
  • From caucus to candidate: A primer on the presidential nomination process (Globe)
  • 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)
  • 7 Faculty members recognized, 4 awarded grants at the 2014 PSU Graduate School and Research Awards Banquet (The Grants and Research Review)
  • 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

David Torbett
  • Todd York, political science alum, hired as senior vice president of wealth management at Bank of Blue Valley (Biz Journal)
  • Alum enters kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame (PSU Story)
  • PSU announces Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2016 (PSU Story)
  • Weir mayor, predecessor hold many things in common; age, party affiliation exceptions (Globe)
  • Shawnee educator honored with national humanitarian award (Shawnee Dispatch)
  • 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 (PSU Story)







Events, Speakers, and Lectures

  • Career Day
  • PSU Holds Careerday: Law Enforcement agencies looking to hire (KOAM | KSNF/KODE)
  • Public lecture addresses Syrian refugee crisis (PSU Story | Globe)
  • Undead Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (PDF)
  • Journalist tells of wrongful convictions (PSU Story)





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