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News Archive for 2013

A day devoted to art


Outside was wet and dreary, Thursday, but inside the Overman Student Center and Porter Hall there was an explosion of color and creative energy. Art Day at Pittsburg State University brought more than 430 high school artists from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to campus to practice and display their artistic talents.

SEK Symphony features stars of tomorrow


The Southeast Kansas Symphony will feature “Future Stars” from the Pittsburg State University campus when it performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium.

PSU earns spot on Best Colleges for Veterans list


U.S. News and World Report recently released its inaugural rankings of the “Best Colleges for Veterans,” pegging Pittsburg State University at No. 22 in the 12-state Midwest Region. It was the highest ranking of any regional university in Kansas or the MIAA.

Veneer valued at $500K donated to wood tech program


When the Houston-based woodworking company Brochsteins was looking to reduce some of its inventory of domestic and exotic woods, they reached out to the Wood Technology Program at Pittsburg State University.

PSU gears up for Art Day competitions


“A fish out of water” is the theme for Pittsburg State University’s annual Art Day on Thursday, Nov. 21. More than 375 high school art students from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma are expected to participate.

PSU launches new strategic planning effort

PSU launches new strategic planning effort


With construction going on all around, Pittsburg State University officials gathered on the stage of the Center for the Arts, Tuesday, to talk about a new strategic plan for the university. Although there were many locations on campus where it would have been easier to make the announcement, officials said they wanted to hold the event at the unfinished building to demonstrate the power and importance of planning.

Program uses free content to cut student costs for books, supplies


An initiative at Pittsburg State University is using Open Educational Resource (OER) materials to eliminate textbooks for some classes and reduce costs for students.

Visiting Writers Series brings author Whitney Terrell to PSU


Author Whitney Terrell will read from his fiction at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center on the Pittsburg State University campus. The event, part of PSU’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, is free and open to the public.

Program includes Native American drumming, wilderness survival skills


Pittsburg State University will continue its observance of Native American Heritage Month on Thursday, Nov. 21, with presentations on Native American drumming and wilderness survival skills. The event takes place at 5 p.m. in the U-Club of the Overman Student Center.