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Fall 2014
Baack receives Distinguished Educator Award

Baack receives Distinguished Educator Award

Professor of Management Donald Baack received the 2014 Distinguished Educator by the Southwest Academy of Management (SWAM). He received the award in early March during the organization’s annual convention in Dallas. “I am honored to receive this recognition,” Baack said. “It’s nice to have your work acknowledged by your peers from other universities.” Baack has...
Event encourages childhood activity

Event encourages childhood activity

If their energy could be harnessed, the 1,100 third graders running, jumping and playing in Carnie Smith Stadium in May could probably have powered a small city. The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) hosted students from Crawford and Cherokee counties for the annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day, an event designed to reinforce...
Honored for Career Achievements

Honored for Career Achievements

PSU’s Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2014 have distinguished themselves in education, business and military service. “Pittsburg State University’s more than 56,000 alumni are doing some incredible things across the U.S. and around the world,” said Jon Bartlow, director of alumni and constituent relations. “These three individuals represent many others who each day distinguish themselves...
PSU hosts first Great Gorilla Games

PSU hosts first Great Gorilla Games

Nearly 500 high school students from across the region visited Pitt State in April for the first ever Great Gorilla Games. The event featured a variety of STEM-based challenges and competitions, most of which took place in John Lance Arena. Challenges ranged from building rubber-band-powered dragsters and airplanes to designing and building an autonomous robot....
New wood tech lab ‘unlike any other’

New wood tech lab ‘unlike any other’

The Design and Engineering Lab at the KTC is a classroom unlike any other. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in February, participants used a saw to cut a ribbon, made of ribbon mahogany, to dedicate the lab. “We thought that would be appropriate for this project,” said Charlie Phillips, assistant professor of wood technology. The lab,...

Students design shelter for Syrian refugees

A group of construction management majors took second place in a contest that challenged them to design and build a shelter for Syrian refugees. The 2014 World Vision/John Brown University Disaster Shelter Design Competition challenged students from across the country to design and construct a rapidly deployable transitional disaster shelter that would “meet the needs...

Distinguished Service

In March, PSU honored Barry Williamson and Steve and Mary Beth Robb with the 2014 Dr. Ralf J. Thomas Distinguished Service Award. Alumni Association President Ray Jacquinot, left, and President Steve Scott, right, present the Dr. Ralf J. Thomas Distinguished Service Award to Barry Williamson and Steve and Mary Beth Robb. President Steve Scott said...

Jeronimus earns MIAA’s Ken B. Jones Award

PSU’s own Lizzy Jeronimus was the women’s recipient of the 2013-14 MIAA Ken B. Jones Award, an award recognizing the top male and female student-athlete in the conference. She was recognized at the league’s annual awards ceremony on June 5. Gorilla football standout Nate Dreiling was one of the top three finalists for the men’s...

Fall 2014 Fine Arts Calendar

Art Contact rshand@pittstate.edu or call 620-235-4302 for more information.   University Gallery Porter Hall August 18 – September 26 “Semiotics” Colby Parsons, Denton, Texas: Glazed stoneware with projected video loop Lecture: September 26, 4 p.m. Porter Hall, Room 103; reception follows   October 3 – November 10 “Assembled Patterns” Dave Ingram, McCune, Kan. Ceramics and...
Big turnout for Nursing Career Day

Big turnout for Nursing Career Day

Zhahn Gonzalez grimaced as she guided the IV into the patient’s arm. The patient didn’t flinch, of course, because it was a mannequin. More than 90 high school students filled the halls, classrooms and labs in McPherson Hall in April for the Irene Bradley School of Nursing’s annual Nurse Career Day. Coordinator Judy Coltharp said...

Research helps local company

It’s a partnership that benefits everyone: psychology students need to use their research skills and Pitsco Education relies on solid research to guide the development and improvement of its STEM learning systems. Recently, PSU students have been or are involved in multiple research projects for the company, according to Jamie Wood, professor in the Psychology...

Kelce College of Business maintains AACSB accreditation

The Kelce College of Business has long been regarded as one of the top business colleges in the world. Once again, it has the backing of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to prove it. In March, the Kelce College of Business received word that it has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB...