Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Plastics major interns with Nike in Oregon http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1748981d-3fee-4210-a586-bcd1cc2bf040 It’s nearly impossible to walk across a college campus without seeing at least one person wearing Nike shoes. This summer, one Pittsburg State student is getting a behind-the-scenes look at how those kicks are made. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:57:36 CDT 1748981d-3fee-4210-a586-bcd1cc2bf040 Journal honors Stotts http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d0ee26c0-a899-48a9-8c29-ea7e239a2ad8 B.B. Stotts, director of graduate and continuing studies at Pittsburg State University, gives much of the credit for her recent selection as one of the Joplin Regional Business Journal’s “Most Influential Women” to the Girl Scouts. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:15:37 CDT d0ee26c0-a899-48a9-8c29-ea7e239a2ad8 Personal touch is key to programs’ success http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=5ef0fcb8-bbe4-4090-899a-baa932414a9d Over many years, Pittsburg State University has built a reputation as a reliable pipeline for students entering medical school and other professional programs. A big part of that success can be traced back to the faculty and their commitment to students. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:45:23 CDT 5ef0fcb8-bbe4-4090-899a-baa932414a9d PSU hosts Leadership Kansas http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7946a26a-84d6-46be-a58a-5168c3c8a52f Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg are playing host this week to the 2015 Class of Leadership Kansas (LK). Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:35:30 CDT 7946a26a-84d6-46be-a58a-5168c3c8a52f Saudi students plan public celebration to begin Ramadan http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ea6309d0-0ded-4d18-b004-fdbe05f9a43f As Muslims around the world prepare to observe the holy month of Ramadan, the Pittsburg State University Saudi Student Association will host a celebration to both begin the observance and introduce the public to this important time on the Islamic lunar calendar. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:20:03 CDT ea6309d0-0ded-4d18-b004-fdbe05f9a43f Nature stories come alive http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8319e750-91e2-4063-b878-89bcfdde707b A small group of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds listened attentively Wednesday as Delia Lister, director of Pittsburg State University’s Nature Reach Program read a book about creatures that come out only in the night. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:25:09 CDT 8319e750-91e2-4063-b878-89bcfdde707b Spirit Squad members 'touch lives' through UCA http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c843bef9-de88-4b8e-a168-a7128aad8f77 Six members of PSU's Spirit Squad are working with UCA throughout the summer to conduct youth cheer camps across the Midwest. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:58:08 CDT c843bef9-de88-4b8e-a168-a7128aad8f77 Sandness named staff physician at Bryant Student Health Center http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=10a32441-3001-4ec9-bdaf-2b489fadcd0a Kathleen Sandness’ long relationship with Pittsburg State University has gotten even stronger. Sandness, who has served as the contracting physician for PSU’s Bryant Student Health Center since 2011, has been named staff physician at the health center. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:31:40 CDT 10a32441-3001-4ec9-bdaf-2b489fadcd0a President seeks to delay or donate raise http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1b06900a-8072-4c36-9618-67667030ccd2 Last week the Kansas Board of Regents approved a 2 percent raise for all university CEOs. PSU President Steve Scott said Friday that although he appreciated the Regents’ support, he did not feel it appropriate to receive a raise at this time. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:35:18 CDT 1b06900a-8072-4c36-9618-67667030ccd2 Alum named CFO of the Year http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=93f8ca70-fe15-44c7-8690-028198168b0b A Pittsburg State graduate is among the top chief financial officers in the Kansas City area, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:55:13 CDT 93f8ca70-fe15-44c7-8690-028198168b0b PSU works to keep construction debris out of the landfill http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=5daf9731-2543-4585-8f52-ed987aec5a04 Tonya Pentola may get a thank you card from Mother Nature. Pentola, who leads Pittsburg State University’s recycling services, is working with contractors remodeling PSU’s Mitchell residence hall to keep tens of thousands of pounds of construction refuse from going to the landfill. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:18:03 CDT 5daf9731-2543-4585-8f52-ed987aec5a04 PSU hosts information systems conference http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c1744ea5-115b-49ef-97b6-dd091e72ccb7 Pittsburg State University and the Kelce College of Business hosted the 10th annual Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference this spring at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:03:31 CDT c1744ea5-115b-49ef-97b6-dd091e72ccb7 Senecaut named director of custodial and general services http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1c8088c4-7ee6-4530-a4e4-9e1401f62604 Tim Senecaut, who has more than 29 years of experience managing civilian and military staff, is Pittsburg State University’s new director of custodial and general services. Senecaut began his duties on June 8. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:14:03 CDT 1c8088c4-7ee6-4530-a4e4-9e1401f62604 Pitt State seeks beta testers for mobile app http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=39c22863-e5ab-45d7-8b1a-1fb4d39f9e7a Today (Friday, June 12) is the final day to sign up to test Pitt State’s new mobile app. From those who offer to serve as beta testers, PSU’s Office of Information Systems will select about 100 users to test the new application over the summer. They expect to roll out the new app for the rest of the campus in the fall. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:32:29 CDT 39c22863-e5ab-45d7-8b1a-1fb4d39f9e7a Reading program combines books, animals http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=58d1cced-206d-4ebe-a41f-5ebcc94e414e Pittsburg State University’s Nature Reach Program will combine reading with live animals in three free sessions for children 3-5 years old. Nature Reach Program Director Delia Lister said the sessions, from 9-9:30 a.m. on June 24, July 8, and July 22nd, in Room 329 Heckert-Wells Hall, will be limited to just 15 children each. Lister said she expects the sessions to fill up quickly. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:45:03 CDT 58d1cced-206d-4ebe-a41f-5ebcc94e414e Jazz ensemble presents summer fun concert http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8fb030ac-f4c1-48d9-9b0d-b11d2bf2831c Summer is the time for getting together with some friends and that’s the idea behind the Pittsburg Kicks Jazz Band, which will present a free concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, on the PSU Oval. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:18:31 CDT 8fb030ac-f4c1-48d9-9b0d-b11d2bf2831c Pittsburg State comments on sentencing of former employee http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=07d52341-e8de-44bb-9130-5a23439d2de9 Pittsburg State University today issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of former employee Michael Muoghalu in U.S. District Court. Muoghalu was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to wire fraud and money laundering in a scheme that defrauded Pittsburg State University through his administration of a Nigerian graduate exchange program. Muoghalu was ordered to pay $148,430 in restitution. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:58:55 CDT 07d52341-e8de-44bb-9130-5a23439d2de9 Threat of furloughs ends http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=dbd76e35-e07e-4d8f-b0b1-ae93252b415c Late today (Saturday, June 6), Gov. Sam Brownback announced that he would sign a bill passed by both the House and the Senate designating all State of Kansas employees as essential, thereby eliminating the need for the furloughs we prepared for on Monday. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:01:52 CDT dbd76e35-e07e-4d8f-b0b1-ae93252b415c 280 Pittsburg State employees to be furloughed http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c92bbb26-01ee-4bed-8d14-af9b16c431a2 Pittsburg State University officials this morning moved forward with a plan to enforce state mandated furloughs. 280 employees and about 250 student workers were notified they would not be allowed to come to work or be paid if lawmakers and the governor do not agree to a funded budget plan by midnight on Saturday, June 6. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:38:43 CDT c92bbb26-01ee-4bed-8d14-af9b16c431a2 Internship takes student to Peru http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f001577b-99bc-4367-9311-3cfb68592f83 When Andrea Hucke was searching for summer internship opportunities, she hoped to find one that would take her on an international adventure. Working with the Houston-based International Study Abroad organization, Hucke found that perfect opportunity in the form of an eight-week internship in Lima, Peru. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:17:38 CDT f001577b-99bc-4367-9311-3cfb68592f83