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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In one recent survey, nearly half of smartphone and wireless tablet users said they planned to use their devices to do some online Christmas shopping. That’s a strategy that could be risky, according to Angela Neria, chief information officer at Pittsburg State University.
The Pittsburg State University peer health education group, Gorillas in Your Midst, along with the Office of Student Prevention and Wellness, Student Health Services and the Crawford County Health Department have joined to observe World AIDS Week Nov. 28-Dec. 1.
University officials have announced changes in the fall commencement schedule.