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News Archive for 2014

Gus' Diary: Love my 'mini' Gorillas


Gus takes to his diary to write about how much fun he has hanging out with area children.

Byler named director of KSBDC


Pittsburg State Center for Innovation and Business Development Director Shawn Naccarato has announced the appointment of Tom Byler as the new director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC).

Steak Fry continues 93-year-old tradition


Much has changed since George Trout, a professor of history and science at what is now Pittsburg State University, first invited his colleagues to gather for an evening of fellowship and food 93 years ago. That tradition continues on Tuesday, Sept. 16, when PSU’s Unclassified Staff and Faculty Association hosts its annual Steak Fry on the east side of Carnie Smith Stadium.

PSU explores options after sub-contractor misses deadline


Pittsburg State is exploring alternative laboratory options for its chemistry and biology students following an unexpected construction delay. Contractors have been working to replace the HVAC and exhaust systems in the Heckert-Wells facility since late spring. The original deadline for the $4.3 million project was August 29, but an external sub-contractor was unable to meet the deadline.

Simulator trains students to operate crane

Simulator trains students to operate crane


A new simulator in the School of Construction is helping students learn to operate a crane in a wide variety of weather conditions.

Sha earns research award for e-commerce paper


Fairness and trustworthiness in the e-commerce industry is the subject of a research paper written by Wei Sha, associate professor in the Pitt State Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, that recently received a prestigious honor from the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS).

Unusual lecture/performance examines music as sacrament

Unusual lecture/performance examines music as sacrament


Part lecture, part performance, pianist Paul Barnes’ presentation at Pittsburg State University of “Liszt and the Cross, Music as Sacrament in the B Minor Sonata,” will explore the relationship between music, theology, and the Orthodox icon. The free concert and lecture takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall.

PSU on ‘Best in the Midwest’ list


U.S. News and World Report released its “2015 Best Colleges” on Tuesday, and once again Pittsburg State University earned the highest ranking among Kansas’ regional universities.

Speakers talk about race and restorative justice


Two speakers will talk about race and restorative justice in a presentation at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 107 Grubbs Hall, on the Pittsburg State University campus.

Kansas novelist opens writers series


The Pittsburg State University Distinguished Visiting Writers Series opens on Thursday, Sept. 11, with a writer whose love for Kansas and its people is evident throughout his considerable body of work.