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News Archive for 2014

Countdown to tobacco-free campus continues


As students prepare to return to Pittsburg State for the fall semester, university officials are encouraging them to include the new tobacco policy in their planning.

Campus ties extend around the world

Campus ties extend around the world


It’s not unusual to hear PSU alumni describe returning to the campus as “coming home,” but seldom do those ties extend half way around the globe and span more than three decades. Tai-Yu (Gary) Kao and his wife, Wen-Meng Kao, are in Pittsburg this week to help their daughter, Chia-Ying (Jenny) Kao, and a niece, Carrie Meng, get settled as they prepare to make their own Pitt State memories.

Shrine Bowl participants arrive


Band members were the first Kansas Shrine Bowl participants to arrive at Pittsburg State University this week. The 172 musicians, who are part of the Kansas Masonic Foundation’s 31st annual All-State High School Marching Band, checked into their rooms on Tuesday. Almost immediately, the students began a rigorous practice schedule in preparation for the 41st annual Kansas Shrine Bowl at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th, in Carnie Smith Stadium.

Sorority makes history


The Eta Eta Chapter of PSU's Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority recently received the national organization’s top honor for the third year in a row.

Campers experience SEK nightlife


A few lucky students will soon have an opportunity to enjoy some of the most exciting nightlife in southeast Kansas. Delia Lister, Nature Reach Program Coordinator, said a few spots still remain for the Pittsburg State University Nature Reach Summer Overnight Camp, Aug. 2-3.

Gorillas go global at LEGO Education

Gorillas go global at LEGO Education


PSU grads make up a big part of the staff at LEGO Education North America, a company based in Pittsburg with an international presence.

Nursing students learn from Farm Show experience


Pittsburg State University nursing students, in partnership with Via Christi Hospital, are staffing an exhibit near the entrance of the Farm Show where visitors can get a blood pressure check and pick up valuable information about a wide range of health issue.

PSU grad turns furlough into modeling career


Pitt State grad Callie Wheeler has turned what seemed to be a setback into a new career.

Refill stations reduce plastic use at PSU


In an effort to reduce consumption of plastic bottles at Pittsburg State, nearly 20 water refill stations have been installed across campus.

Program provides American internship experience for Korean students


A dozen students from Gyeongsang National University in South Korea are at Pittsburg State this summer for a unique American internship experience.