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Spring 2012

JMI included in exclusive database

A premier academic journal produced at PSU has been honored with its inclusion in a prestigious line-up of publications. JSTOR, an organization that digitally preserves research journals at its online site (www.jstor.org) has recently invited the Journal of Managerial Issues for its “Management and Organizational Behavior” journals lineup. Only 30 journals, including publications from Ivy...

Fraud research gets recognition

Dr. David O’Bryan, a professor in the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, has been published in Fraud Magazine for his work on an article examining the issue of fraud in intercollegiate athletics. O’Bryan and his co-author, Dr. Herbert Snyder of North Dakota State University in Fargo, analyzed the ticket scandal that came to...

Alumni honored

Maria Pacheco, Lisa Paterni, Gina Pinamonti and Brett Potts, this year’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, spent Oct. 14 speaking with students and getting reacquainted with the campus. “This is overwhelming and humbling,” said Paterni, who is president of Pitsco, Inc., an education company that provides curriculum and hands-on products in the areas of science, technology,...

Tim Beck voted Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year

After a season marked by the school’s first national championship in 20 years, Pittsburg State University Head Football Coach Tim Beck today received the ultimate reward for his inspirational leadership both on and off the field.  Liberty Mutual Insurance announced Coach Beck as its 2011 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award winner for Division...
Magic Flute

Magic Flute

The PSU Opera Workshop, the Department of Music and the SEK Symphony combined to present Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” last November. Under the direction of Patrick Howle, the production was a showcase for students’ vocal and theatrical skills as well as their talents in costume and set design.  

Class Notes

Class of 1957 Guy E. Sutherland (BS), Bartlesville, has been appointed to the board of the Bartlesville Community Foundation. Class of 1980 DeAnn Auman-Hill (BBA), Baxter Springs, was selected as one of the 2011 ‘Woman to Watch’ award winners in the experienced leaders category. The award is given by the Kansas Society of Certified Public...
National Champs! A year unlike any other.

National Champs! A year unlike any other.

Each of Pittsburg State University’s football championship seasons was special in its own way. That’s a given. But ask just about anyone involved in the program or any fan who attended a game in 2011 and they’ll wear out superlatives

Game officials have new space

Where in the World is Gus?

Where in the World is Gus?

Check out the awesome places Gus has traveled to! We would love to know where you have taken Gus! Send your photo and a brief story to psumag@pittstate.edu

Taste of Pittsburg

Save the Date! Taste of Pittsburg – October 19, 2012 Make your plans now! An outdoor, casual food experience! Enjoy samples of all your favorites in one spot Listen to live music Special recovnition to the Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award recipients. It’s all part of an exciting Homecoming Weekend you won’t want to...
License plate program supporting students

License plate program supporting students

A program encouraging Pittsburg State supporters to sport PSU license plates on their cars in Kansas and now Missouri is resulting in more scholarship dollars for students. The Legacy Scholarship program, facilitated by the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations, awarded more than 100 students scholarships from revenue earned through the Gorilla License Plate program....

Fall 2011 Honors

Four volleyball players earned All-MIAA honors: Third Team – Morgan Voorhes (Fr.) Honorable Mention – Brooke Fay, (Jr.), Lauren Brentlinger (So.), Christa McCaw (So.) Adam Volkert (Jr.) earned All-MIAA honors by finishing in fourth place at the MIAA Cross Country Tournament and raced to an All-American finish at the 2011 NCAA Division II Men’s Cross...