Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News PSU, City hold first advisory board meeting http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=61c49fa8-38c8-40b9-ab27-2381c9680c44 A drive that began three years ago ended successfully on Thursday, Aug. 25, as 22 leaders from Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg came together for the first meeting of the Joint City-University Advisory Board (JCUAB). Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:49:27 CDT 61c49fa8-38c8-40b9-ab27-2381c9680c44 Gorilla Grove tents now available to students http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=26955fa9-1577-4acf-8ac8-7371b2168e05 Beginning Thursday, students can rent tents in a new student-centered tailgating area. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:46:33 CDT 26955fa9-1577-4acf-8ac8-7371b2168e05 Volleyball players find new 'home' in U.S. http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f1e547b3-1d48-4549-adf1-174fc0aa6b4c Two international students have found a home, both on the PSU volleyball team and on a campus and in a community that has welcomed them with open arms. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:36:01 CDT f1e547b3-1d48-4549-adf1-174fc0aa6b4c Campus Police warn of phone scam http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=df57b7d6-2294-4a02-9b04-6ed7c5309107 Pittsburg State University police are making the campus community aware of an ongoing phone scam in which individuals are contacted and advised to pay money or provide personal information. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:50:48 CDT df57b7d6-2294-4a02-9b04-6ed7c5309107 Poe leads Polymer Research Center http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2d94a13f-cc2b-413a-9ebc-393f46a5e97d Jeff Poe, who has served as an instructor in the Kelce College of Business for two years, was named interim executive director of the KPRC this summer. Poe is the former president of Pitt Plastics/Inteplast Group, where he served for eight years prior to joining the PSU faculty. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:44:33 CDT 2d94a13f-cc2b-413a-9ebc-393f46a5e97d Thomas named COT Interim Associate Dean http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=3ee3cfca-6c1a-4a39-a35c-bce08490da9c Tim Thomas, a longtime COT faculty member and former department chair, has been named interim associate dean. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:43:51 CDT 3ee3cfca-6c1a-4a39-a35c-bce08490da9c Solo & Chamber Series opens Sept. 16 http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=81b75df2-b54b-4ce2-82fd-f348573d202b The 2016-17 Solo and Chamber Music Series at Pittsburg State University opens on Sept. 16 with a performance by the Atlantic Brass Quintet. The series includes performances by the Donald Sinta Quartet, Pianist Ko-Eun Yi, the New York Woodwind Quintet, Mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell and the dynamic new music group Sybarite5. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:25:06 CDT 81b75df2-b54b-4ce2-82fd-f348573d202b Step Afrika! to perform at Bicknell Center http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=48cbc3d9-8b4f-41ed-a08c-88a7b9ab3ccb Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Tickets for the performance, sponsored by the Gorilla Activities Board, are $5 for faculty, staff and the public. PSU students may obtain a free ticket until 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the PSU Ticket Office. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:40:08 CDT 48cbc3d9-8b4f-41ed-a08c-88a7b9ab3ccb PSU adds two shuttles for home opener http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=9331cb7d-6e53-434f-8992-25708310a316 PSU will add two shuttles to accommodate parking changes related to a rare Thursday opening to the football season. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:04:48 CDT 9331cb7d-6e53-434f-8992-25708310a316 Gorillas make a difference in the lives of Crawford County kids http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=be45de04-f5cf-4280-a485-32c5126206e7 Quietly, without fanfare and largely under the radar, the Challenger Program is changing the lives of Crawford County children and it wouldn’t be happening without the hard work of scores of current and former Pittsburg State University students. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:38:10 CDT be45de04-f5cf-4280-a485-32c5126206e7 Auto tech launches new certification training http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=3d61b21e-67a5-4f83-8fcc-7b35a7d16231 PSU's Automotive Technology Department is offering its students a new technician certification this semester. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:08:06 CDT 3d61b21e-67a5-4f83-8fcc-7b35a7d16231 New Gorillas move in http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=45047eeb-27a1-49ae-a8ee-5987e4a93fc9 Nearly 1,000 new Gorillas moved into the residence halls on Move-In Day, Saturday. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:45:26 CDT 45047eeb-27a1-49ae-a8ee-5987e4a93fc9 Hall-of-Fame athlete links Olympic success, Title IX http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=41406049-564f-4cee-ae38-60cfaa9662f0 Hall-of-Fame athlete Sunny Pierce thinks the U.S. women's Olympic success has its roots in Title IX. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:10:00 CDT 41406049-564f-4cee-ae38-60cfaa9662f0 PSU adds second Gorilla Shuttle http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ef46f0c3-26e8-46c6-a33c-a619adb0bce8 PSU's Gorilla Shuttle, launched last year, has been very popular, so the university is adding a second shuttle and more stops. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:34:20 CDT ef46f0c3-26e8-46c6-a33c-a619adb0bce8 PSU president opens academic year with optimism http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7229e58d-e98d-4fc0-bca3-2546875a3b10 President Steve Scott opened the university’s 114th academic year, Thursday, with a message that included both a candid assessment of the financial challenges the university faced and a hopeful and optimistic vision for the future. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:32:37 CDT 7229e58d-e98d-4fc0-bca3-2546875a3b10 Alumni, faculty honored at Astra Arts Festival http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=867b1aa1-b0d7-4b92-adba-8558e8aee9b6 Two PSU alumni and a member of the faculty were honored for their writing in the Astra Arts Festival this summer in Independence, Kan. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:14:52 CDT 867b1aa1-b0d7-4b92-adba-8558e8aee9b6 Band preps for fall http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=46b821d1-5f4e-416b-81d8-5d4eb84180f9 The PSU football team isn’t the only group of Gorillas working hard before the semester begins at Pittsburg State. The Pride of the Plains Marching Band is also using these days before school starts to prepare for the fall semester. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:02:58 CDT 46b821d1-5f4e-416b-81d8-5d4eb84180f9 Student helps PPD connect with youth http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=3584b893-2672-4eb6-97c3-179ec60ee7a8 To help spread their message and connect with the younger generation, the Pittsburg Police Department has recently stepped up its social media game. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:59:30 CDT 3584b893-2672-4eb6-97c3-179ec60ee7a8 Student success the focus for PSU faculty http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=91508ad5-cec8-465d-b0b8-29f456835e7e Some are veteran teachers with numerous honors and awards. Others are just beginning their careers as educators. What the nearly 200 Pittsburg State University faculty members at Wednesday’s Professional Development Day have in common is a desire to be even better at their profession. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:01:20 CDT 91508ad5-cec8-465d-b0b8-29f456835e7e Summer enrollment up 5 percent http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=495841d4-dcb6-4b2c-a78c-ea11df74ac97 Pittsburg State University enjoyed a significant increase in enrollment during the 2016 summer session. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:46:20 CDT 495841d4-dcb6-4b2c-a78c-ea11df74ac97