The wood technology program at Pittsburg State received a significant upgrade this semester thanks to the support from two major wood technology companies.
A record number of students are enrolled at Pittsburg State University this fall. According to figures released by the Kansas Board of Regents Friday, PSU has 7,479 students enrolled for the fall semester. That’s an increase of 79, or just over 1 percent, compared to 2013.
Tickets for this weekend’s Family Day game at Carnie Smith Stadium between the No. 8 Gorillas and the Fort Hays State Tigers are nearly gone. No tickets will be sold at the stadium ticket booths on game day.
The Pitt State College of Technology hosted its largest ever Company Day this week. More than 200 companies visited the KTC to meet, talk with and potentially hire Pitt State technology students.
Pittsburg State University will observe Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 27, with a nod to Hispanic Heritage Month. The Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations, with the Campus Activity Center and the Office of Student Diversity, will host a Fiesta Carnival, “Dia de la Familia Fiesta,” from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Gorilla Village, just east of Carnie Smith Stadium.
The 2014 Honorary Family is Bill and Sherry Joseph, their son, Forest, a junior at PSU, and their daughter, Sara, a PSU senior, who nominated the family.
The PSU Wind Ensemble will present a free concert, “America: A Tribute to our Great Nation,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. The ensemble is under the direction of Craig Fuchs.
The Early Childhood Preschool Laboratory in the Pittsburg State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will celebrate its 50th birthday with a reception and tours from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25. Visitors may gather in the lobby of the FCS building, located on the south side of the PSU Oval, where early childhood majors will lead the tours.
The Southeast Kansas Symphony, under the direction of Raul Munguia, will open its 2014-15 concert series on Thursday, Sept. 25, with a concert that looks to the future. The symphony will present “Future Stars” at 7:30 p.m. in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine.
Tickets for the Family Day football game on Sept. 27 are selling fast and Jim Johnson, director of intercollegiate athletics, believes the university will soon be looking at another sell-out.