Pittsburg State University will honor three alumni with its 2014 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Awards during Homecoming activities Oct. 10-11.
The Leonard H. Axe Library at Pittsburg State University will host a discussion with author Kenneth Crockett at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in Room 115 of the library. Crockett will speak about his new book, “Kenneth and Helen Spencer of Kansas: Champions of Culture and Commerce in the Sunflower State.” Crockett’s visit is part of the annual Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture Series.
Chinelo Okparanta, a rising star in the literary world, will read from her works at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of Pittsburg State University’s Overman Student Center. Okparanta’s visit is part of the PSU Department of English’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.
The 2014 Pittsburg State University Homecoming Queen and King will be chosen this week from among 49 students nominated by various student organizations across campus.
The sixth annual Midwest Trumpet Festival, Oct. 12-13 at Pittsburg State University, will bring together some of the top trumpet teachers and performers in the U.S. Festival Director Todd Hastings, a member of the PSU Department of Music faculty, said the two-day festival is a mixture of continuing education sessions, master classes, recitals and concerts.
Pittsburg State University’s 2014-15 Solo and Chamber Music Series continues on Friday, Oct. 10, with a performance by the award-winning pianist Yael Weiss. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall, 205 E Lindburg, on the PSU campus.
Gorillas in Your Midst, a peer health education group at Pittsburg State University, will observe Alcohol Awareness Week, Oct. 6-12, with a number of events designed to educate students and encourage healthy behavior.
More than 550 high school students from across the four-state region will visit the KTC on Oct. 3 for the annual College of Technology Open House event. Students will tour the KTC and get a first-hand look at what the Pitt State College of Technology has to offer.
The Kansas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management announced that Pittsburg State Professor Robert Schwindt received the 2014 Trombold Achievement and Kansas HR Professional of the Year Award.
The wood technology program at Pittsburg State received a significant upgrade this semester thanks to the support from two major wood technology companies.