Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News New regents leader visits campus http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d9d38ef9-b641-462b-b37c-d40a48b3f0d6 Blake Flanders visited the Pitt State campus last week as he prepares to step into his new role as the president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents. Flanders, who currently serves as the vice president of workforce development for the Board of Regents, begins his new duties on July 1. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:28:29 CDT d9d38ef9-b641-462b-b37c-d40a48b3f0d6 Memorial Day observance pays tribute to Medal of Honor recipients http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7a26c164-848e-42e7-8604-a2a2325b2e4e Frontenac American Legion Post 43, with support from the Pritchett Trust, will host a Memorial Day observance at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25, in the Veterans Memorial at Pittsburg State University. In case of rain, the event will take place in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Ford and Homer streets. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:12:21 CDT 7a26c164-848e-42e7-8604-a2a2325b2e4e Publication puts PSU on its list of top universities for veterans http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=10974313-b007-48a1-94a4-b1cac9a59e96 U.S. News and World Report has placed Pittsburg State University at number 29 of its 2015 list of the top regional universities in the Midwest for veterans. The Midwest region includes the states of Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The list was published online this week. Thu, 21 May 2015 08:03:47 CDT 10974313-b007-48a1-94a4-b1cac9a59e96 Committee members reflect on first semester of being tobacco-free http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=4ddef826-de55-4722-8d19-e1804c31bfb2 In January, Pittsburg State did something that no other four-year, regents’ institution in Kansas had ever done. It became tobacco-free. Now, five months later, committee members responsible for implementing the new policy are reviewing the first semester results and liking what they see. Thu, 21 May 2015 08:02:13 CDT 4ddef826-de55-4722-8d19-e1804c31bfb2 Summer classes begin June 1 http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=fc3ebe33-8ae7-4a5e-8957-870ef0b1b528 Classes for the first of two summer sessions at Pittsburg State University begin in less than two weeks, but university officials say there’s still time to enroll. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:23:53 CDT fc3ebe33-8ae7-4a5e-8957-870ef0b1b528 Student project earns national award http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2dac12c9-faf8-4baa-9d6f-76ab4022b7c9 A senior project by six engineering technology students recently received a national award. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:20:31 CDT 2dac12c9-faf8-4baa-9d6f-76ab4022b7c9 Concert celebrates barbershop harmony http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=440e4afa-7ec6-4221-b96e-10cbdeac8672 Harmony will be the theme for the day when the Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus performs and hosts four other groups for an a cappella concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University. Mon, 18 May 2015 11:36:02 CDT 440e4afa-7ec6-4221-b96e-10cbdeac8672 2015 Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival begins Sunday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=34ba2897-d07a-447b-ab71-7ae9e151b78d Six straight days of free entertainment begins on Sunday, May 17, with the opening of the third annual Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival. Thu, 14 May 2015 11:28:53 CDT 34ba2897-d07a-447b-ab71-7ae9e151b78d Pitt State pilots new summer schedule http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=5f04f994-bd38-4ebc-9a54-097c1fa0c713 Some Pittsburg State University employees are getting up a little earlier these days and some are getting home a little later as the university experiments with a new, flexible work week during the summer months. Thu, 14 May 2015 11:23:49 CDT 5f04f994-bd38-4ebc-9a54-097c1fa0c713 Math professor honored for teaching http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=746b4137-daf7-40f1-b1ed-92044e6fbf8f This fall, Cynthia Huffman will begin her 21st year of teaching mathematics at Pittsburg State University. She said she loves her job today just as much, if not more, than ever before. Thu, 14 May 2015 07:54:20 CDT 746b4137-daf7-40f1-b1ed-92044e6fbf8f Enactus finishes in top 12 at nationals http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=21eab01d-c781-424f-af7b-4f73f588539b Another successful year for Pittsburg State’s Enactus group culminated in its highest ever finish at national competition. Mon, 11 May 2015 14:45:16 CDT 21eab01d-c781-424f-af7b-4f73f588539b 20-year Navy vet earns college degree http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=abfe8fc8-02b9-4ebc-9db5-1593d16600ff Searching for a new direction in life after more than two decades in the U.S. Navy, Lou Handte overcame nerves and his “old age” to enroll at Pittsburg State University. Wed, 13 May 2015 11:38:30 CDT abfe8fc8-02b9-4ebc-9db5-1593d16600ff Father, daughter graduate together http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2be7371a-4fec-4138-aee4-8a19c86576b2 More than 20 years ago, Joseph Skye was well on his way to graduating with an education degree from Pittsburg State. He just had to finish his student teaching semester, and it was in the bag. Then life intervened. Fri, 08 May 2015 13:44:40 CDT 2be7371a-4fec-4138-aee4-8a19c86576b2 Graduate: ‘Having people who believe in me has made all the difference’ http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7eeeccd4-f8d1-4521-9ed8-f870cc6305f8 “Having people who believe in me has made all the difference,” said David Schlee, his voice filling with emotion. Schlee will walk with his fellow students in Pittsburg State University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday to receive a bachelor’s degree in biology. He will return on Saturday to walk with the College of Education to receive his degree in exercise science. He also has a minor in chemistry. Thu, 07 May 2015 15:27:46 CDT 7eeeccd4-f8d1-4521-9ed8-f870cc6305f8 First in family to graduate, Cobb leaves mark at Pitt State http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c1917499-3230-4e93-add6-caeb6b3a2c58 When Shontae Cobb walks across the stage to receive her diploma this weekend, she’ll be accomplishing more than earning a college degree. She’ll be setting an example for her four siblings. Wed, 06 May 2015 13:54:10 CDT c1917499-3230-4e93-add6-caeb6b3a2c58 Friends for life http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=115e1589-18c6-4fd0-b45a-5146e9fe3c25 The graduates who participate in Pittsburg State University’s 111th spring commencement this week will celebrate that special event with 1,269 of their closest friends. One trio among the Class of 2015 stands out, however, because their friendship extends all the way back to pre-school and second grade. Wed, 06 May 2015 10:55:16 CDT 115e1589-18c6-4fd0-b45a-5146e9fe3c25 Graduate to join Nepal rebuilding efforts http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=5653618e-d5db-44be-8d36-5e0def4438b6 When Natalie Black graduates from Pittsburg State University on Friday, she will begin a journey that will take her half way around the world, to a place that is desperately in need of some kind, willing hands. Tue, 05 May 2015 11:56:44 CDT 5653618e-d5db-44be-8d36-5e0def4438b6 PSU to hold 111th spring commencement exercises Friday and Saturday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7d1fea91-cb21-4d1b-b060-88c4995db629 More than 1,260 students are eligible to participate in Pittsburg State University’s 111th spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, in PSU’s John Lance Arena. It is the largest graduating class in PSU’s history, according to Registrar Debbie Greve. Thu, 07 May 2015 14:31:56 CDT 7d1fea91-cb21-4d1b-b060-88c4995db629 PSU names Outstanding Seniors for 2015 http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=740bf405-7745-4975-9508-74c48a91d34b When they aren’t writing and editing, Ellen Wieberg and Michael Giffin are thinking about the speeches they will deliver to the classmates at Pittsburg State University’s 111th spring commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. Mon, 04 May 2015 09:42:33 CDT 740bf405-7745-4975-9508-74c48a91d34b Researcher attracts ticks – on purpose http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e605d71b-bdb4-4615-aa67-575a491d4592 Most folks in the Four-State region go to great lengths to repel ticks and other summer pests. Ali Hroobi works even harder to attract them. Hroobi, a graduate student at Pittsburg State University, has been doing research on ticks in southeast Kansas and, it turns out, this is a pretty good place to find them. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:44:38 CDT e605d71b-bdb4-4615-aa67-575a491d4592