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News Archive for 2014

Kanza staffers took home 16 individual awards.


Kenzi Jordan, Kanza editor in chief, received first place awards in feature photography and illustration; second place awards in news/event photography and sports-page design; a third place award in page design; and honorable mentions in sports-action photography, news photography and page design.

Governor uses PSU stop to highlight support for technical education teacher development center

Governor uses PSU stop to highlight support for technical education teacher development center


In a brief stop at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback praised the higher education funding bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature, including $1 million targeted at creating the Career and Technical Education Teacher Development and Innovation Center (CTE-TDI) at PSU.

African students share their cultures


The diverse cultures that make up Africa will be on display at Pittsburg State University’s African Day on Friday, April 11. PSU’s African Student Association will present a public program at 5 p.m. in 109 Grubbs Hall, featuring cultural presentations, music, dance, poetry and fashions from Africa.

PSU students plan mass community service project Saturday


Homer Cole is looking forward to Saturday, when a swarm of Pittsburg State students descend on his home to rake leaves, wash windows and clean gutters. Although getting the work done is important, for Cole and many others like him across the community, the real value of the Big Event is the interaction with students.

Students qualify for national design competition


Two Pittsburg State graphic design majors are about to have their creativity tested against some of the top design students in the country. Seniors Matthew Heflin, Oswego; and Kenzi Jordan, Lee's Summit, Mo.; have qualified for national competition in the American Advertising Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.

Organizers prep for Gorilla Dash


Organizers say Saturday’s Gorilla Dash will test every competitor’s limits. This is the third year for the event, sponsored by PSU ROTC, at a specially designed course across the railroad tracks east of the Bicknell Sports Complex. The race begins at 8 a.m. and competition continues until 6 p.m.

Annual photography seminar set for Friday/Saturday


Photographers, students of photography and photo enthusiasts will all feel at home at Pittsburg State University’s 12th annual Perspectives of Photography Seminar, Shoot-Out & Photo Competition, April 11-12, in the Kansas Technology Center on the PSU campus.

PSU honors three alumni for career achievements


Pittsburg State University’s Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2014 have distinguished themselves in education, business and military service. The university will honor these successful alumni on Friday, April 11.

College of Education honors educators Wednesday


The Pittsburg State University College of Education will honor three teachers and an administrator for their distinguished service, excellence, and outstanding efforts at the annual Clyde U. Phillips Awards Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Student scholarships will also be awarded as part of the ceremony. A reception will precede the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Kansas East and West rooms.

PSU ensembles present free spring concert


The PSU Symphonic Band the PSU Wind Ensemble will present a free spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium, 503 Pine.