Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Pittsburg State launches apparel line http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=aeb4ed90-896f-47fa-be1e-b1eb477156ef Pittsburg State University today announced the launch of a new apparel line just in time for the upcoming football season. Known as the “Champions Collection,” the clothing line features a unique Gorilla design based upon the university’s famous bronze, Champions Plaza sculpture by world-renowned artist, Tom Corbin. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:52:18 CDT aeb4ed90-896f-47fa-be1e-b1eb477156ef Students share timely information on heat exposure http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8e711de9-1eb9-45bd-b80a-023f6a902839 One of the messages Pitt State students will share with visitors to this weekend’s Four-State Farm Show is about the dangers of heat exposure. That’s timely information as temperatures flirt with triple digits and heat indexes soar well beyond that. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:54:01 CDT 8e711de9-1eb9-45bd-b80a-023f6a902839 Athletic director to lead D-II Championships Committee http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=95042832-1665-4660-b39b-f6775e720527 Pittsburg State University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Jim Johnson, has been selected to chair the Division II Championships Committee. Johnson, who has served on the committee since 2014, will begin his term on September 1. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:00:19 CDT 95042832-1665-4660-b39b-f6775e720527 Pitt State simplifies tailgating rules http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=0736dec6-b5ed-4b88-a14e-9190b3ffa6ea The new football tailgating policies focus on personal responsibility and provide clear expectations for those involved in pre-game festivities Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:06:30 CDT 0736dec6-b5ed-4b88-a14e-9190b3ffa6ea You can’t see them, but Pokemon are everywhere (and Poliwags, too!) http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=690c11c4-6ef1-465e-bbd0-99c7eddf0679 The Pokemon Go craze has people following their smartphones all across campus and the city of Pittsburg. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:37:18 CDT 690c11c4-6ef1-465e-bbd0-99c7eddf0679 Digital revolution inspires library remodel http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=fad43efd-ec93-4176-9364-58ff6dc62e9d A construction project at Pittsburg State University’s Axe Library is a vivid example of the power of digital media to reshape the world in which we live. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:45:03 CDT fad43efd-ec93-4176-9364-58ff6dc62e9d PSU hosts KACE summer workshop http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=150b1c2c-73d5-42dc-9baa-1bb29ee9bb28 PSU’s Office of Career Services hosted the annual summer drive-in workshop for the Kansas Association of Colleges and Employers (KACE) on Wednesday, July 13, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:46:37 CDT 150b1c2c-73d5-42dc-9baa-1bb29ee9bb28 Automotive Technology educators meet at PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=84900824-db79-41ec-99ce-f8c6c6bdc87e Representatives of some of the top automotive technology education programs in the country are at Pittsburg State University this week to learn from each other. PSU’s Department of Automotive Technology is hosting the annual meeting of the National Association of Automotive Universities (NAAU) through Wednesday morning. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:49:52 CDT 84900824-db79-41ec-99ce-f8c6c6bdc87e Students enjoy the benefits of online summer courses http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f1557241-32fa-439f-a364-5cc44d01b5c8 This year, Pitt State offered a record number of online summer courses. Of the more than 450 courses offered for the summer session, more than 156 were online. PSU officials said 1,508 students took at least one online course this summer. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:46:38 CDT f1557241-32fa-439f-a364-5cc44d01b5c8 Acclaimed documentary to be screened in producer’s hometown http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=83ed51e7-ec83-40bb-a26d-e2dbb21dc02f This weekend, in addition to “The Legend of Tarzan,” “The BFG,” “Finding Dory,” and “The Secret Life of Pets,” Independence Cinemas will screen a documentary film produced by Daniel Shepard, who grew up in Independence, Kan., and graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2006. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:56:16 CDT 83ed51e7-ec83-40bb-a26d-e2dbb21dc02f Ali Smith named Campus Victim Advocate http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7c52f1e1-7427-4630-9098-74a5606a4495 Ali Smith, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Pitt State, was recently named Campus Victim Advocate by the Safehouse Crisis Center. Technically employed by Safehouse, Smith will be located on the Pitt State campus and focus her efforts on helping university students. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:48:31 CDT 7c52f1e1-7427-4630-9098-74a5606a4495 Smith to lead PSU’s enrollment, student success efforts http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=0eaa8082-fc6b-4a9f-95fa-7b86f9768725 Pittsburg State University Provost Lynette Olson has announced that Howard W. Smith, dean of the PSU College of Education, has been appointed interim associate vice president for enrollment management and student success. This is a one-year appointment, Olson said, during which an interim dean will be named to oversee the College of Education. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:45:41 CDT 0eaa8082-fc6b-4a9f-95fa-7b86f9768725 President hosts lunch discussions with faculty, staff http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7478fa69-c085-4629-9c8c-18186dad159c Once a semester, President Scott meets with faculty and staff over lunch for an informal conversation about their experiences on campus. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:16:35 CDT 7478fa69-c085-4629-9c8c-18186dad159c Illness claims associate professor http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=68c0aa38-0435-49d4-877e-d016cd7fe30a It is with a heavy heart that we inform campus of the death of Mike Neden, associate professor in Technology and Workforce Learning. Mike died Monday, July 4, after a short illness. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:57:26 CDT 68c0aa38-0435-49d4-877e-d016cd7fe30a Death leaves PSU shocked and saddened http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ab2b6c8f-74f2-42b8-88cd-ff4a1f85ad6f Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott issued the following statement upon learning of the death of retired PSU employee, Larry Weaver. According to media reports, the body of Weaver, who had been reported missing from Sikeston, Mo., on Tuesday, June 28, was discovered this morning in a cotton field near that city. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 16:57:03 CDT ab2b6c8f-74f2-42b8-88cd-ff4a1f85ad6f Area high school students to march in National Independence Day Parade http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=09e643ab-03cf-4fd2-a7e6-e8c04f5bf75a On Friday, 66 members of the Mid America All-Star Marching Band will head to Washington, D.C., where they will represent the state of Kansas in the 2016 National Independence Day Parade. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:04:08 CDT 09e643ab-03cf-4fd2-a7e6-e8c04f5bf75a Petersen to lead University Development http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=8cdc9572-3f73-4257-a69f-3586559355cf Kathleen Flannery, vice president for university advancement at Pittsburg State University, has announced the appointment of Bradley J. Petersen as executive director of university development at PSU. Petersen, who has more than 20 years of fundraising experience, will oversee all of PSU’s fundraising activities. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:34:02 CDT 8cdc9572-3f73-4257-a69f-3586559355cf Campus uses landscaping to soften a building’s image http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=b3793b83-7149-4123-b80e-e5513f2a1297 Making Grubbs Hall, a massive example of 1960s-era modernist architecture on the Pittsburg State University campus, a more friendly and attractive place is no small task. But Cate Walker and the Pitt State grounds crews she directs are making that happen this summer. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:24:25 CDT b3793b83-7149-4123-b80e-e5513f2a1297 Class of 2020: Varied paths lead to PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=2234ed6b-3f59-4450-bd37-97573046afd1 Some have known for a long time that they'd come to PSU. Others made the decision as soon as they visited campus. The students in the 2016 CARES sessions have taken varied paths to becoming Gorillas. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:35:35 CDT 2234ed6b-3f59-4450-bd37-97573046afd1 Slovenian in U.S. celebrates two Independence Days http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=65dc6a28-4a5a-42d2-bfb6-e7c1e9f45412 As Americans prepare to celebrate another Independence Day with backyard cookouts, parades and fireworks, they can only imagine what it may have been like for those patriots who took up arms to form their own nation nearly two-and-a-half centuries ago. But for Gregor Kalan, the struggle for independence is fresh in his mind. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:35:44 CDT 65dc6a28-4a5a-42d2-bfb6-e7c1e9f45412