Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Alum, vet vies for spot on U.S. Paralympic team http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=03824255-4832-402b-8e7d-359509160d54 Lance Thornton, a Pitt State alum who lost his right arm in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Army, is just days away from earning a spot on the U.S. Paralympic Team. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:03:22 CDT 03824255-4832-402b-8e7d-359509160d54 Lots of Gorillas spotted in Texas http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=039da7fe-97c6-435b-b837-6f0f2706afc9 Gorillas turn out in record numbers for the first Gorilla Gathering in Fort Worth, Texas. The big attraction was a baby named Gus. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:34:27 CDT 039da7fe-97c6-435b-b837-6f0f2706afc9 PSU, city honored for partnership http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f94bf518-394e-47a9-9a5e-99c2a9a804d7 Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg were honored this summer for their partnership in a recent land exchange. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:55:30 CDT f94bf518-394e-47a9-9a5e-99c2a9a804d7 Pitt State recognized for stadium safety and security efforts http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=45dfe08a-f30b-43d6-b082-eaa00b0c2c6d With an average attendance somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 fans, Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium is one of the top three Division II football venues in the nation. PSU officials are equally proud that the facility has also been honored for the university’s leadership in addressing safety and security issues at the stadium. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:20:16 CDT 45dfe08a-f30b-43d6-b082-eaa00b0c2c6d PSU coaches, facilities busy with summer sports camps http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=0f02846e-a446-40fc-981f-2625e84d6f27 Thousands of high school, middle school and grade school students are participating in a long list of summer sports camps at PSU that keep both the coaches and many of their student athletes busy through June and July. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:08:38 CDT 0f02846e-a446-40fc-981f-2625e84d6f27 Pitt CARES: Why Pitt State? http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=671b6709-2bd9-4f0a-8e39-1c648be485ea Hundreds of new freshmen are getting an official introduction to Pitt State during the summer Pitt CARES sessions. One Monday morning, before a CARES session, we spoke to some of the students to find out why they chose Pittsburg State. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:05:07 CDT 671b6709-2bd9-4f0a-8e39-1c648be485ea PSU students vie for Miss Kansas http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c455c10a-12c8-4c5c-b5b0-4a362df84b5c Two Pittsburg State University students are vying for the Miss Kansas 2016 crown while also raising awareness about important issues. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:17:57 CDT c455c10a-12c8-4c5c-b5b0-4a362df84b5c Camp inspires love of nature http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=05feae98-efad-45fd-9ab2-71f97644c0bd PSU's Nature Reach Day Camp is inspiring youngsters to appreciate nature and love the outdoors. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:45:53 CDT 05feae98-efad-45fd-9ab2-71f97644c0bd Strategic Planning Council meets for first time http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8cfaf632-c48c-4b56-9087-2a3d982f5f2a Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott, in March, publicly announced the university’s vision for the future with the launch of the “Pathway to Prominence” strategic plan. The six-year plan focuses on four specific areas of emphasis: academic excellence, student success, partnerships and campus culture and 26 objectives. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:13:19 CDT 8cfaf632-c48c-4b56-9087-2a3d982f5f2a ICI draws global attention http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=a997007c-d09d-4a63-b7ce-213a484cdd3a The 16th annual Investment Casting Institute at the Kansas Technology Center drew participants from around the world. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:27:46 CDT a997007c-d09d-4a63-b7ce-213a484cdd3a Classroom tech began with punch cards, dial-up and floppy discs http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=589a0159-19ff-4462-8e1d-03cf9c6403c2 When President Steve Scott opened the 20th annual Technology and the Classroom Conference on June 3, he took a moment to remember some of his early experiences teaching about the use of classroom technology. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:27:22 CDT 589a0159-19ff-4462-8e1d-03cf9c6403c2 Trip of a lifetime – Athletes, coach return from Brazil tour http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=61a5104e-829a-4520-a875-d9c9c78fc0da As members of the Pittsburg State University women’s basketball team, Paige Lungwitz, Mikaela Burgess and head coach Lane Lord are used to playing on the road. But after participating in the U.S.A. Division II Brazil Tour, their definition of road trip has changed. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:45:23 CDT 61a5104e-829a-4520-a875-d9c9c78fc0da Officials brief campus on ‘uncertain’ times http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d803425b-5270-4987-a78c-118432ca8068 Shawn Naccarato, PSU’s government and community relations director, didn’t sugarcoat the news at the university’s legislative town hall on June 2. “Whatever the arguments are about whether the tax cuts are working, from the standpoint of higher education, we have had three allotments (cuts), funding is at the same level as a decade ago and we are educating more students,” Naccarato said. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:45:44 CDT d803425b-5270-4987-a78c-118432ca8068 PSU, local doctors expect benefits from med school in Joplin http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8a1d91f3-f51f-401f-bf54-7679a0111b81 As work moves ahead on the establishment of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences medical school in Joplin, Pittsburg physicians, Pittsburg State University faculty and PSU administrators say they are excited about the possibilities. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:10:21 CDT 8a1d91f3-f51f-401f-bf54-7679a0111b81 First of two summer sessions begins at PSU on June 6 http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=81e1c62c-fb14-447c-9d48-3671c538b888 Classes for the first of two summer sessions begin on Monday, June 6, but university officials say there’s still time to enroll. Fri, 27 May 2016 08:43:18 CDT 81e1c62c-fb14-447c-9d48-3671c538b888 Two PSU alumni named to U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=bb981374-864f-437c-8568-b92af7346048 Two Pittsburg State University alumni have been selected for induction into the inaugural class of the U.S. Army ROTC National Hall of Fame. Ron Watts, BS 1956, and Jim AuBuchon, BS 1963, will receive their honors on June 10 in ceremonies at Fort Knox, Ky., commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of ROTC. Fri, 27 May 2016 10:36:25 CDT bb981374-864f-437c-8568-b92af7346048 Week devoted to chamber music http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=47db886f-7210-4790-8ddf-6dff6c22848c Chamber music lovers will have a different event to choose from every day during the fourth annual Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival May 30-June 4. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:46:56 CDT 47db886f-7210-4790-8ddf-6dff6c22848c Zoo hosts 'Pitt State Day' http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2f606ccf-e506-4506-b807-8c5663e2193f Pittsburg State families will soon have a chance at a private viewing of the baby gorilla they helped name. Tue, 24 May 2016 13:36:11 CDT 2f606ccf-e506-4506-b807-8c5663e2193f KBOR approves USS leave equalization http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=39020eaf-beb5-4adb-9727-f59a62e77e2b The Kansas Board of Regents last week voted 7-2 in favor of leave equalization for University Support Staff (USS). The move increases the rate at which USS earn vacation leave to 8 hours per pay period, the same amount earned by Unclassified Staff. Mon, 23 May 2016 16:11:45 CDT 39020eaf-beb5-4adb-9727-f59a62e77e2b Online project honors Joplin tornado victim http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=96502f4b-838d-458a-9365-f04ffa63db0c As the fifth anniversary of the tornado that devastated Joplin in 2011 approaches, Kendall Gammon, assistant to the president at Pittsburg State University and a former NFL long snapper, has launched an online project that both honors the memory of one of the victims of that tornado and offers individuals across the country the opportunity to pay tribute to people who have touched their lives. Thu, 19 May 2016 08:04:18 CDT 96502f4b-838d-458a-9365-f04ffa63db0c