Pitt State News http://www.pittstate.edu/ Pitt State News University events attracting visitors and helping local economy http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e21a12fd-f0fd-4bdc-9b4d-476712e19f76 Susan Marchant may be the busiest professor this week on Pittsburg State’s campus. As chair of the Music Department, she’s preparing to host more than 2,000 of the region’s finest musicians at two separate music competitions over the next three days.   Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:36:58 CDT e21a12fd-f0fd-4bdc-9b4d-476712e19f76 President Scott expresses frustration with state funding during Legislative Town Hall  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=70f14502-ade2-45c1-9387-dedb3d26d162 The capital city of Topeka may be nearly 200 miles from Pittsburg State University, but the actions state lawmakers take within its statehouse over the next few weeks will make a big difference to this southeast Kansas campus.   Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:57:33 CDT 70f14502-ade2-45c1-9387-dedb3d26d162 Teams prep entries for competition with real-world impact http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=b00ff93d-e770-4cb0-913a-aae097dd096a Large-scale natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes happen in very geographically diverse regions, from Joplin, Missouri, and Baxter Springs, Kansas, to Japan and Haiti, but they all have one thing in common: They leave people displaced from homes.  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:21:04 CDT b00ff93d-e770-4cb0-913a-aae097dd096a Student work chosen for display at downtown gallery http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=894f04d8-3ffc-4f50-bb3b-54b1fe466d51 A community partnership has given students in the Pittsburg State Graphics & Imaging Technologies program a unique opportunity: The chance to have their work publicly displayed in the Beverly Corcoran Art Gallery in Memorial Auditorium in downtown Pittsburg. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:25:45 CDT 894f04d8-3ffc-4f50-bb3b-54b1fe466d51 Hundreds of students to fan out across Pittsburg for Big Event  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=715f03de-0265-4ee8-ad82-1bb55d150191 When Shelby Bicknell was a sophomore, her experience as a volunteer at the annual community-wide Big Event was so positive, she set out to climb the ladder to become its director.  Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:06 CDT 715f03de-0265-4ee8-ad82-1bb55d150191 KCCTE approved as third-party mentor for teachers http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=0d7e95e6-7003-4222-90e2-ceabd4ed6fd8 The Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education has been approved by the Kansas State Department of Education as a third-party mentor for Career and Technical Education teachers across Kansas.  Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:06:57 CDT 0d7e95e6-7003-4222-90e2-ceabd4ed6fd8 Bedene named student employee of the year for university and state of Kansas http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=aa0d6ad0-06f6-46b8-8e37-e87ad8ceb11d The desire by Michaela Bedene to take charge, achieve success, and excel was what made her stand out to judges as the clear choice as Pittsburg State's 2017-18 Student Employee of the Year.   Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:40:38 CDT aa0d6ad0-06f6-46b8-8e37-e87ad8ceb11d Pittsburg State announces 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award recipients   http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=fc6cfd3a-ccb4-4ed3-9176-1d4aaeb7698d Pittsburg State University announced today that Terry Clark, Ivan Crossland Jr., John Roderique, and Laurel Brouse Rosenthal have been selected to receive the 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award, the university’s highest honor. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:29:30 CDT fc6cfd3a-ccb4-4ed3-9176-1d4aaeb7698d Pitt State to celebrate student employees Monday  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e87e0547-3737-4a61-ae47-12c602debc7d Heather Burger loves her job in the advisory office of Pittsburg State's Kelce College of Business. As a senior, she’s well-versed in the academic requirements of the university and helps her fellow students with their enrollment questions.  Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:45:03 CDT e87e0547-3737-4a61-ae47-12c602debc7d Forecast of freezing temps won’t have long-term impact on tulips http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=6fd88a9b-efaf-431d-bdd8-69712221c00a Tonight’s shocking change of weather couldn’t have come at a worse time for Cate Walker, Pittsburg State University’s Director of Landscaping. Forecasts are calling for temperatures to drop into the teens just as the university’s more than 6,500 tulips are beginning to bloom. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:52:26 CDT 6fd88a9b-efaf-431d-bdd8-69712221c00a Alumni, faculty among selected noted poets  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=7580e246-9367-4057-b57f-813fac599f54 Pittsburg State alumni whose work has been published alongside that of the Kansas Poet Laureate will return to campus on Thursday for a reading and workshop. They'll be joined by faculty and others from the PSU community whose work also was chosen for publication — a noteworthy accomplishment, said Laura Lee Washburn, director of the PSU Creative Writing Program.   Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:46:24 CDT 7580e246-9367-4057-b57f-813fac599f54 Governor, officials to recognize national championship team  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=67f76dcb-ec48-4921-b67e-7aa7484a79b2 Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and multiple state legislators will be at Pittsburg State next week to honor the Division II Men's Indoor Track & Field National Championship team.  Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:25:54 CDT 67f76dcb-ec48-4921-b67e-7aa7484a79b2 Balancing school and parenthood: first-time fair seeks to connect students with resources http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=d7008a5d-bfe2-495d-a5c3-a0668f28be9d Dereka Swaim, a Carl Junction mother of two, knows first-hand what it's like to simultaneously juggle the many challenges of being a parent and a full-time college student: she commutes to campus each day, is involved in school activities with her 11-year-old and 15-year-old as well as at her own school activities at Pittsburg State University, and is trying to make ends meet.  Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:24:54 CDT d7008a5d-bfe2-495d-a5c3-a0668f28be9d Grads assume leadership roles in regional trade groups  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=c6a2ec2e-0fe9-44f6-9040-3c4c136829dc Two graduates from Pittsburg State's School of Construction have risen to the top in their fields, and they're both on campus this week as part of the annual Construction Expo.  Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:42:47 CDT c6a2ec2e-0fe9-44f6-9040-3c4c136829dc Professor eyes 1st Safety Olympics as foundation for future national event  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e9a850bb-33b3-4fa9-a94c-c59360535be5 When a professor at another university suggested that midwestern universities with Environmental and Safety Management Programs hold a Safety Olympics for students, the answer was clear as to where it should be.  Wed, 04 Apr 2018 10:49:13 CDT e9a850bb-33b3-4fa9-a94c-c59360535be5 Pittsburg State urges lawmakers to include higher ed in new K-12 funding http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=bdf09929-cebc-45f3-a1fd-49bd04b63987 Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott today affirmed the university’s support for the recent Kansas Board of Regents resolution, which calls for state lawmakers to support new educational funding only if it includes state universities, community colleges, and technical colleges. Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:39:39 CDT bdf09929-cebc-45f3-a1fd-49bd04b63987 Great Gorilla Games planned for Tuesday http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=a8762bc5-5c76-4146-a75d-5ba83960f35c The 5th Annual Great Gorilla Games will kick off at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, with more than 400 students from 16 schools fanning out across the John Lance Arena in the Weede Physical Education Building to compete in 42 different STEM-related events.  Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:48:03 CDT a8762bc5-5c76-4146-a75d-5ba83960f35c School of Construction gearing up for large expo  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=4d6fe36c-fd6a-4bc4-8b94-99f444fc1e0c What began as a small event a few years ago has grown to a large expo featuring live demonstrations, student competitions, more than 60 vendors from across the nation, and an anticipated 600 guests from across the Four State region.  Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:07:26 CDT 4d6fe36c-fd6a-4bc4-8b94-99f444fc1e0c Summit Homes solidifies relationship with PSU  http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=e2bd9e29-996b-430b-9b1c-16c4aab279af Five years ago, Justin Honey, associate professor in the School of Construction, approached Summit Homes with a request: Did they have an internship available for a bright, hard-working student who was a native of Kansas City and was looking for work experience?  Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:53:31 CDT e2bd9e29-996b-430b-9b1c-16c4aab279af Plastics students land prestigious internships http://www.pittstate.edu/press-media/detail.dot?id=a9e9194b-3482-4f45-b549-cf9ec4c267b1 When then-high school senior Lexington Peterson took a tour of the Kansas Technology Center at Pittsburg State, Assistant Professor Jeanne Norton handed her a plastic water bottle and sealed the deal on her future career field: Plastics Engineering Technology.  Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:52:18 CDT a9e9194b-3482-4f45-b549-cf9ec4c267b1