As the year comes to a close, most of the staff at Pittsburg State University are getting ready to take a short break. Academic and administrative offices will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. During that time, the heat will be reduced significantly in most campus buildings to conserve energy.
It's finals week at Pittsburg State and to help students who have been putting in lots of extra hours to prepare for this week's exams and projects, Gorillas in Your Midst, a peer health education group, will sponsor free year-end ‘stress-buster' neck and shoulder massages today in the Overman Student Center. The messages, performed by licensed massage therapist Lorraine Achey, will take place from 1-3 p.m. today in the lower level of the student center.
Boxes of brightly colored board games will are headed for children affected by Hurricane Katrina thanks to the efforts of faculty, staff and students at Pittsburg State University. Santa (A.K.A. Dr. Chuck Killingsworth), with the help of Dr. Dan Ferguson and students in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, loaded the games on a Wal-Mart truck on Dec. 7 and sent them on their way.
While it's not exactly beating swords into plowshares, some Pittsburg State University students are using the debris of war to create lasting images of an American icon.
Pittsburg State University will honor three alumni with its Meritorious Achievement Awards during commencement activities at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16.
The Greek orator and philosopher Demosthenes said that, "Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true."
The Topeka Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars has presented the Patrick Henry Award to Pittsburg State University in recognition of the outstanding patriotic activities offered at the PSU Veterans Memorial Amphitheater.
A decades-old holiday tradition continues at Pittsburg State University with the Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts on Dec. 7 and Dec. 9. The concerts, a gift to the community from the PSU Music Department students and faculty, will begin each evening at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Ivan Javni, a polymer scientist with the Kansas Polymer Research Center at Pittsburg State University, received the Regional Industrial Innovation Award at the 40th American Chemical Society midwest regional meeting held recently in Joplin, Mo.