Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News Group plans Chinese New Year celebration http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=34729776-57e7-4588-ae1e-f0f217063923 The Chinese Culture Club at Pittsburg State University will host a Chinese New Year Gala at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in 102 Yates Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:33:30 CST 34729776-57e7-4588-ae1e-f0f217063923 Wind Ensemble shares the stage http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=5281d963-bf75-4ca8-9b2a-ad997ff2b781 For their concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, the Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble will share the stage in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts with one of the top high school ensembles in Kansas. The PSU and the Olathe Northwest Wind Ensemble will both perform programs they are preparing for the 2016 Kansas Music Educators Association Conference Feb. 25-27 in Wichita. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:34:46 CST 5281d963-bf75-4ca8-9b2a-ad997ff2b781 Kansas poet laureate to read from his works http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=dbd519a9-52c6-4dbf-a197-31e487a8811a Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry will read from his own work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of Pittsburg State University’s Overman Student Center. The event, sponsored by the PSU Distinguished Visiting Writers’ Series and the Student Fee Council, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:23:57 CST dbd519a9-52c6-4dbf-a197-31e487a8811a Regents OK interior design degree http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=1c6a23d6-4677-4cf3-b5ee-3172b2224154 The Kansas Board of Regents formally approved the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree during its January meeting. The degree prepares students for professional practice as an interior designer in the fields of commercial and residential design, with opportunities in the construction and graphic design fields. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:53:48 CST 1c6a23d6-4677-4cf3-b5ee-3172b2224154 A Paraguayan journey http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=36cb1580-dc96-4e36-8c4c-4d9f5f9d64f6 Alheli Aranda-Britez was just 17 when she arrived on the Pitt State campus five years ago from her home in Paraguay. It was frightening, exciting and sometimes confusing, all at the same time. Today, Aranda is a confident young woman who is about to embark on an exciting career and sometimes she marvels at how much has taken place for her in the time she has spent in Pittsburg. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:08:55 CST 36cb1580-dc96-4e36-8c4c-4d9f5f9d64f6 Comic opera a love story for the season http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=3266c015-cfbc-4193-bd5d-be7205d17327 The Southeast Kansas Symphony and the PSU Opera Theater will present “Elixer of Love,” one of the most performed operas by Gaetano Donizetti, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:19:33 CST 3266c015-cfbc-4193-bd5d-be7205d17327 Black History Month celebration begins with Gospel Explosion http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f89a3be7-51e8-4511-96fe-6dcd2c60f2bd The Black Student Association (BSA) at Pittsburg State University will begin its celebration of Black History Month with “Gospel Explosion,” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:12:31 CST f89a3be7-51e8-4511-96fe-6dcd2c60f2bd New planetarium show explores the universe http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=f54b1b9d-a5e4-42cb-b440-1a11d60664b8 The Kelce Planetarium will open its spring semester of planetarium shows on Tuesday, Feb. 9, with “From Earth to the Universe,” with a new planetarium film directed by the young Greek filmmaker Theofanis N. Matsopoulos, and featuring a sweeping soundtrack from Norwegian composer Johan B. Monell. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:11:01 CST f54b1b9d-a5e4-42cb-b440-1a11d60664b8 Tech exec: PSU grads ‘exactly what industry is looking for’ http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=0df28ded-6b8a-4f00-b480-e7677f11990b Wood industry executive Steve Waltman says PSU grads are just what the industry is looking for. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:08:55 CST 0df28ded-6b8a-4f00-b480-e7677f11990b World Series trophy makes stop at PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=b7747003-5a79-489c-88ca-db5173805d7f The Kansas City Royals’ World Series trophy is coming to Pittsburg. The trophy will be at the Robert W. Plaster Center on the Pittsburg State University campus from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:45:42 CST b7747003-5a79-489c-88ca-db5173805d7f Harris named Esch Family Faculty Fellow http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=67e1fc37-d0c4-4f15-b76f-df0f4d585e2d The Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University has appointed Professor Eric Harris as the college’s new Esch Family Faculty Fellow. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:53:15 CST 67e1fc37-d0c4-4f15-b76f-df0f4d585e2d Bicknell Center hosts Million Dollar Quartet http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d3c7eda3-2eb2-4767-913e-86c5ef543af9 The Tony Award winning Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” comes to the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for two performances on Saturday, Feb. 6. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:03:06 CST d3c7eda3-2eb2-4767-913e-86c5ef543af9 Scott leads NCAA DII Presidents Council http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=ac36f503-96b2-4376-a710-726e03ea7d1d President Steve Scott assumed his duties as chair of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council at the group’s recent business meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Scott was elected to the position last October. The 16-member Presidents Council is the governing body responsible for establishing and directing the general policy for Division II athletics. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:16:46 CST ac36f503-96b2-4376-a710-726e03ea7d1d University Police warn of phone scam http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=793b17ec-6a34-4cdb-984f-9ffee3049298 Pittsburg State University police are making the campus community aware of a phone scam in which individuals are contacted and advised to pay money or provide personal information. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:50:38 CST 793b17ec-6a34-4cdb-984f-9ffee3049298 PSU sets its sights on improved retention rates http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=df867e51-2d71-45b2-89ce-a6613a1e70e2 According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median weekly earnings of those who attain at least a bachelor’s degree is almost 70 percent higher than those with just a high school diploma, which is why Pittsburg State University is redoubling its efforts to make sure that students who begin the work of earning a degree actually finish. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:55:05 CST df867e51-2d71-45b2-89ce-a6613a1e70e2 Panel to discuss new campus weapons policy http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=28a98c74-f8e3-4906-b7a0-8435ce11dfc5 The Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State University will present a multi-disciplinary discussion of the Kansas Campus Weapons Possession Policy at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Room 409 Russ Hall. The event, which is part of the department’s Current Events Series, is free and open to the public. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:47:43 CST 28a98c74-f8e3-4906-b7a0-8435ce11dfc5 PSU selects planning consultant for research park http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d8328b08-1a54-4acc-97fd-b6d9ea09a704 In July of 2015, Pittsburg State University was awarded a $330,000 grant from the Economic Development Administrations (EDA) Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIS) to explore the feasibility of expanding Pittsburg’s current science and research park. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:15:59 CST d8328b08-1a54-4acc-97fd-b6d9ea09a704 Orlando Consort performs at PSU http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e97b4625-ecca-498d-ae83-f9368d6d97a3 The Orlando Consort, one of Europe’s most expert and consistently challenging groups performing repertoire from the years 1050 to 1550, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in Pittsburg State University’s McCray Hall. The performance is part of the 2015-16 Solo and Chamber Music Series. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:27:03 CST e97b4625-ecca-498d-ae83-f9368d6d97a3 Pittsburg State invests in new behavior reporting system http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=55208080-0b22-4e06-a171-e4800908be7d Pittsburg State has launched a new online reporting service. Known as Maxient, the software allows anyone to anonymously report concerns about student, faculty or staff behavior through a secure, web-based form. This information is centrally stored and then reviewed by officials at PSU. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:45:41 CST 55208080-0b22-4e06-a171-e4800908be7d Dallman to end career as it began http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7c10ad76-ad74-401e-a239-777a8b09426e Bruce Dallman, who has served as dean of Pittsburg State’s College of Technology since 2006, will step down from the post at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester. After taking some time off in the fall, Dallman will return to PSU to teach technology courses during the spring 2017 semester. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:44:05 CST 7c10ad76-ad74-401e-a239-777a8b09426e