Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Campus ties extend around the world http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=531014af-59fd-44d0-b8d8-030f81e9c0eb It’s not unusual to hear PSU alumni describe returning to the campus as “coming home,” but seldom do those ties extend half way around the globe and span more than three decades. Tai-Yu (Gary) Kao and his wife, Wen-Meng Kao, are in Pittsburg this week to help their daughter, Chia-Ying (Jenny) Kao, and a niece, Carrie Meng, get settled as they prepare to make their own Pitt State memories. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:47 CDT 531014af-59fd-44d0-b8d8-030f81e9c0eb Shrine Bowl participants arrive http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e6fad41a-1996-49a1-9592-39a3260ca559 Band members were the first Kansas Shrine Bowl participants to arrive at Pittsburg State University this week. The 172 musicians, who are part of the Kansas Masonic Foundation’s 31st annual All-State High School Marching Band, checked into their rooms on Tuesday. Almost immediately, the students began a rigorous practice schedule in preparation for the 41st annual Kansas Shrine Bowl at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th, in Carnie Smith Stadium. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:34 CDT e6fad41a-1996-49a1-9592-39a3260ca559 Sorority makes history http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c8f1e001-bd4d-499a-929f-015366e71bb0 The Eta Eta Chapter of PSU's Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority recently received the national organization’s top honor for the third year in a row. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:45:18 CDT c8f1e001-bd4d-499a-929f-015366e71bb0 Campers experience SEK nightlife http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=83eaf29b-97ca-431b-87ce-ea85331ab8e5 A few lucky students will soon have an opportunity to enjoy some of the most exciting nightlife in southeast Kansas. Delia Lister, Nature Reach Program Coordinator, said a few spots still remain for the Pittsburg State University Nature Reach Summer Overnight Camp, Aug. 2-3. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:22:44 CDT 83eaf29b-97ca-431b-87ce-ea85331ab8e5 Gorillas go global at LEGO Education http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=181cc491-8549-42c0-afd9-b13bebf301a1 PSU grads make up a big part of the staff at LEGO Education North America, a company based in Pittsburg with an international presence. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:12:34 CDT 181cc491-8549-42c0-afd9-b13bebf301a1 Nursing students learn from Farm Show experience http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d1fc1980-76d7-4899-9c3a-4e7edd0e83af Pittsburg State University nursing students, in partnership with Via Christi Hospital, are staffing an exhibit near the entrance of the Farm Show where visitors can get a blood pressure check and pick up valuable information about a wide range of health issue. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:38:49 CDT d1fc1980-76d7-4899-9c3a-4e7edd0e83af PSU grad turns furlough into modeling career http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=9e5c5f76-24de-48da-bc2c-790fe129a6e5 Pitt State grad Callie Wheeler has turned what seemed to be a setback into a new career. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:45:35 CDT 9e5c5f76-24de-48da-bc2c-790fe129a6e5 Refill stations reduce plastic use at PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=07d21251-566a-42d0-ace8-2078b6c36e91 In an effort to reduce consumption of plastic bottles at Pittsburg State, nearly 20 water refill stations have been installed across campus. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:00:26 CDT 07d21251-566a-42d0-ace8-2078b6c36e91 Program provides American internship experience for Korean students http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=59be8b3a-a3b2-4049-bdc5-f3892416c01d A dozen students from Gyeongsang National University in South Korea are at Pittsburg State this summer for a unique American internship experience. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:57:24 CDT 59be8b3a-a3b2-4049-bdc5-f3892416c01d Construction instructor earns national leadership award http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=44c7cd5e-6463-41f5-ba4c-4e62d662561a Jenny McCool O’Dell, an instructor in the School of Construction, has been honored as a leader and a role model for other women interested in careers in the male-dominated construction industry. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:40:25 CDT 44c7cd5e-6463-41f5-ba4c-4e62d662561a Family donates art collection to PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=0f3b40b8-f190-4012-ac19-34e6a317ff57 The family of Dr. William and Norma Reals gathered in the University Gallery on July 3 to formally present a significant gift of artwork in their parents’ name to PSU. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:49:51 CDT 0f3b40b8-f190-4012-ac19-34e6a317ff57 PSU honors firefighters at Russ Hall fire centennial http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=39b0e7c5-1098-4a0b-90ce-7ef3cebf5644 Pittsburg State University welcomed scores of Pittsburg firefighters and others from the community on Monday, June 30, at a commemoration of the centennial of the fire that nearly destroyed Russ Hall, its first permanent building. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:54:19 CDT 39b0e7c5-1098-4a0b-90ce-7ef3cebf5644 Remodel uncovers building history http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d1d6a96c-281d-490b-92d9-dc048a317668 A remodeling project inside the Kelce College of Business has uncovered a portion of the building’s rich history. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:49:50 CDT d1d6a96c-281d-490b-92d9-dc048a317668 Two familiar faces return to Russ Hall http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=18ce7555-de16-46d6-953c-f2da80171c40 On Thursday, just in time for the university’s observance of the Russ Hall fire centennial on Monday, PSU workers reinstalled busts of two U.S. presidents that had spent more than a decade in storage. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:57:30 CDT 18ce7555-de16-46d6-953c-f2da80171c40 Changes coming for PACT bus schedule http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=4f705fe3-cfe3-4ddf-93a2-1427bf758fd0 Some changes are coming to the public transportation services offered by the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), but officials with the agency say Pittsburg State University students will continue to receive much-needed service. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:49:12 CDT 4f705fe3-cfe3-4ddf-93a2-1427bf758fd0 Students compete at SkillsUSA http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=9caf1f2e-9878-4ffc-bf68-b9f993a4d9c8 Two Pittsburg State students will compete in the SkillsUSA national competition this week in Kansas City. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:33:11 CDT 9caf1f2e-9878-4ffc-bf68-b9f993a4d9c8 PSU marks Russ Hall fire centennial http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=a4531117-79ea-4f9f-b465-c1ab7bef37fc On Monday, June 30, Pittsburg State University will pause for a moment to recall one of the most dramatic and pivotal moments in its history. At 10 a.m., the university will hold a brief ceremony in front of Russ Hall to mark the centennial of the Russ Hall fire. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:06:41 CDT a4531117-79ea-4f9f-b465-c1ab7bef37fc PSU arts center will honor Bicknell family http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7602e51b-4a20-46f7-9371-daae28ef14a6 Pittsburg State University’s Center for the Arts, now under construction, has a name. On Friday, June 20, PSU President Steve Scott announced that the facility will be known as the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, in honor of lead donor Gene Bicknell, his wife, Rita, and their family. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:05:08 CDT 7602e51b-4a20-46f7-9371-daae28ef14a6 Professor honored for student internship advice for companies http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=93b9b7a9-bfee-4e54-a127-a782529c367d “A company is better not to start an internship program than to have a poor one,” according to Professor David O'Bryan. O'Bryan's manuscript, “10 Best Practices for Business Student Internships,” has been honored by a national publication. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:43:10 CDT 93b9b7a9-bfee-4e54-a127-a782529c367d PSU hosts advancement conference http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8a09f4f7-68a3-47e0-9b92-43dd865df7ab More than 90 professionals from 12 universities will be at Pittsburg State this week for the annual MIAA University Advancement Summer Conference. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:34:46 CDT 8a09f4f7-68a3-47e0-9b92-43dd865df7ab