Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Planting kicks off effort to catalog, expand campus trees http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=6c7061a7-915d-4733-a8fe-456eb7586632 When Cate Breneman, PSU’s grounds maintenance supervisor, and her crew prepared to plant a new tree at the Wilkinson Alumni Center Friday, they had some expert advice coming from the crowd assembled to watch. A tour group from Wichita, including members of Botanica and the Kansas Association of Arboreta and Botanical Gardens, participated in the planting as part of their observance of Arbor Day. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:06:21 CDT 6c7061a7-915d-4733-a8fe-456eb7586632 Powell wins Outstanding Adviser award http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2e6deb82-7014-4f72-b771-8ccdf84e9d98 Brooke Powell, sexual assault advocate and adviser for Students For Violence Prevention at Pittsburg State University, was recently named Outstanding Adviser at the BACCHUS Area 5 Meeting of the Minds conference in Kansas City. The BACCHUS Network is a university and community-based organization focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:53:07 CDT 2e6deb82-7014-4f72-b771-8ccdf84e9d98 Enthusiastic crowd welcomes former first lady http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=361ab860-f2d4-4ccf-86fc-7d81a3c851c8 Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at Pittsburg State University’s Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Wednesday. It was an event that many in the audience said they had been eagerly anticipating since they got their tickets months ago. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:06:22 CDT 361ab860-f2d4-4ccf-86fc-7d81a3c851c8 Freeman named official sports medicine partner of PSU Athletics http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=269ed702-9e0f-4cf4-9334-11aacfb6ff43 Pittsburg State University officials joined Freeman Health System President/CEO Paula Baker and Dr. Michael Zafuta, orthopedic physician at Pittsburg Ambulatory Surgery Center, for a special announcement Wednesday (April 22) morning, revealing that Freeman has become the Official Sports Medicine Partner of PSU Athletics. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:34:48 CDT 269ed702-9e0f-4cf4-9334-11aacfb6ff43 PSU plans annual garage sale http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=89a5cd97-3f80-47ae-a17c-3405d8547ce6 It's not your typical garage sale. While Pittsburg State University's annual garage sale on Saturday, April 25, won’t have any baby clothes or collectables from grandma’s curio cabinet, shoppers can find some bargains among some more substantial items. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:41:34 CDT 89a5cd97-3f80-47ae-a17c-3405d8547ce6 First student enters new international dual-degree program http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=4bf24fa0-ce06-4b1e-9f14-bdf0597707fd Dane Longan is the first PSU student enrolled in a new dual master's degree program that will allow him to study in France and receive degrees from both PSU and one of the top business schools in Europe. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:30:28 CDT 4bf24fa0-ce06-4b1e-9f14-bdf0597707fd Symphony, choirs present heroic music http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=aeb84fca-e14e-43bf-896b-2ba151c36c2d Together, the voices of the Pittsburg State University Choirs and the musicians of the Southeast Kansas Symphony are a powerful force and the two have chosen appropriate music for their first combined concert in PSU’s Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The choirs and the symphony will present “Heroic Music for Voices and Orchestra” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:14:13 CDT aeb84fca-e14e-43bf-896b-2ba151c36c2d Campus, community gather to open Plaster Center http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ad64cd06-5c4f-4320-a9c3-7717dc09284a Hundreds of people from the Pittsburg State University campus and the community donned their Pitt State gear Tuesday to officially open the new Robert W. Plaster Center, a unique project that is a collaboration between the university, the city and private donors. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:37:41 CDT ad64cd06-5c4f-4320-a9c3-7717dc09284a PSU hosts high school auto skills competition for Kansas, Missouri http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ea699431-1118-4eda-ab86-bb3b26603829 Some of the top automotive technology high school students from Kansas and Missouri will come to Pittsburg State University May 6-7 in a competition that they hope will lead to the national stage. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:31:29 CDT ea699431-1118-4eda-ab86-bb3b26603829 National speakers continue Plaster Center grand opening theme http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=67572296-af85-4988-bbbc-ebfaecf4445f This week’s grand opening of the Robert W. Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University will be a celebration of partnerships and economic opportunity. That theme will continue in a presentation that afternoon by a nationally known economist and a celebrated historian. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:11:52 CDT 67572296-af85-4988-bbbc-ebfaecf4445f PSU names track after educator, entrepreneur Harvey Dean http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1f44a861-ae78-4993-88be-2076db2b3c2d Pittsburg State University has announced that the 300-meter track in the new Robert W. Plaster Center has been named the Harvey Dean Track in recognition of a major gift from Harvey Dean, a PSU alumnus who is the founder and CEO of Pitsco, Inc., a company that provides hands-on curriculum solutions for students across the U.S. and abroad. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:15:45 CDT 1f44a861-ae78-4993-88be-2076db2b3c2d Campus food pantry seeks donations http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f617b510-149a-4267-a2e7-8aeb5cbb1720 With nearly a full semester under its belt, the Gorilla Assistance Food Pantry at Pittsburg State is already enjoying encouraging success. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:34:34 CDT f617b510-149a-4267-a2e7-8aeb5cbb1720 Students win district advertising awards http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=80fea2ba-790d-4626-809a-91072416a45a Four Pittsburg State University graphics and imaging technologies students were recognized for creativity by the District 9 American Advertising Awards. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:29:09 CDT 80fea2ba-790d-4626-809a-91072416a45a Pittsburg State locker rooms to get new look http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d95ffaa9-9a07-4f4d-9f95-0454f7174987 The final touches are being applied to Pittsburg State University’s Robert W. Plaster Center in preparation for its April 21 ribbon cutting. This includes the installation of more than 200 lockers for the university’s football, track & field and cross country teams. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:25:39 CDT d95ffaa9-9a07-4f4d-9f95-0454f7174987 Professor to run second Boston Marathon http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=92d72fce-54ed-423c-8d11-64adc3433891 Professor David O'Bryan will run the Boston Marathon next week. It is the second time he has run this iconic race, which he ran for the first time in 2013, the date of the Boston Marathon bombing. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:34:02 CDT 92d72fce-54ed-423c-8d11-64adc3433891 Jazz concert traces PSU history http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=a9059470-cd53-41fa-94f9-c63997f129ea The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensembles will present a musical and visual history lesson with their concert, “PSU in Retrospective,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The concert is free. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:21:43 CDT a9059470-cd53-41fa-94f9-c63997f129ea PSU hosts 47th Math Relays http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e6c58c08-a388-4b6c-9a99-c80c4747d0f8 About 1,000 high school students from Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri put their math skills up against the best from schools large and small at PSU’s 47th annual Math Relays on Tuesday, April 14. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:45:30 CDT e6c58c08-a388-4b6c-9a99-c80c4747d0f8 Group marks Equal Pay Day with discussion http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8630c990-3191-4921-966f-22130b4cbd12 The Women’s Studies Club at Pittsburg State University will hold a panel discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in 101 Whitesitt Hall as part of the national Equal Pay Day observance. The panel will discuss “Women in the Workforce: Practical Advice for Starting Your Career.” Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:15:15 CDT 8630c990-3191-4921-966f-22130b4cbd12 Junior college national championships coming to PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e2ceafe1-1451-4e5a-927f-5ec54035040d Still one week from its official opening, the Robert W. Plaster Center at Pittsburg State has been awarded its second slate of national championship competition. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced this week that Pittsburg State was selected to host the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in 2017 and 2019. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:13:48 CDT e2ceafe1-1451-4e5a-927f-5ec54035040d PSU names 2015 student employee of the year http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e836cf52-b8e2-4e78-a906-dec349e01b41 Every now and then, an employee exceeds expectations in just about every way. That’s what one person wrote of Megan Meyer in nominating her for the 2015 Pittsburg State University Student Employee of the Year Award. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:22:39 CDT e836cf52-b8e2-4e78-a906-dec349e01b41