Some of the nation’s best athletes on wheels will be at Pittsburg State University this weekend when PSU hosts the fourth annual Via Christi Home Medical Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Dec. 17-18. The event takes place in the Student Recreation Center at Ford and Rouse streets.
The Pittsburg State University Choir has produced a CD for the holiday season. Proceeds from the sale of the recording, “Yuletide Greetings,” will be used to finance the choir’s upcoming performance tour of Italy.
Hundreds of Southeast Kansas families in need of assistance this holiday season will gather at Pittsburg State University next week to take part in a mass food and toy distribution organized by Pittsburg’s Salvation Army and Wesley House.
Cookies, hot apple cider and Christmas carols are almost guaranteed to get even the grumpiest Grinch in a holiday mood. The PSU Wind Ensemble and the strings section of the Southeast Kansas Symphony will share all three with the public at their annual free Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4. The concert takes place at 2 p.m. in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium.
University officials have announced changes in the fall commencement schedule.
Dr. Tatiana Sildus, an associate professor in PSU’s College of Education, has been selected for the Fulbright Specialists Program. Sildus will lecture on applied linguistics and conduct teacher-training seminars at the University of Kragujevac in Serbia in December and again in May 2012.
More than 250 sixth graders from Pittsburg schools joined veterans and their families at the PSU Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 for a Veterans Day observance that focused on "Lessons of Service."
As part of the celebration of Kansas’ 150th year of statehood, the Distinguished Visiting Writer Series at Pittsburg State University will host a reading featuring the work of 12 Kansas poets. The reading, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Governor’s Room of the Overman Student Center, is free and open to the public.
Football fans unable to attend Saturday’s big quarterfinal playoff game between PSU and Northwest Missouri can still keep up with the action on the Internet. The NCAA announced this week that it will provide free Web streams for all four Division II quarterfinal football playoff games Saturday.
Pittsburg State University will have an unusually high profile this weekend when thousands of representatives from colleges and universities gather in Chicago for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association annual conference.