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Spring 2013
Athletes give back

Athletes give back

As a Pitt State student-athlete, life isn’t always about the performance on game day. Part of being a student-athlete in Division II is the commitment to the community. The Gorillas showed their community support over the past year with many new outreach activities. Led by SAAC, student-athlete advisory committee, PSU athletes organized two large events...
Outstanding alumni honored

Outstanding alumni honored

Pittsburg State University honored three alumni with its 2012 Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Awards during Homecoming activities. The recipients were selected based on their professional achievements and community and organizational involvement. This year’s recipients are: Andy Carson, weatherman on KPTV’s “Good Day Oregon,” the top rated morning show in Oregon; Bethene Fahnestock, vice president...
University family remembers Judith Shaw

University family remembers Judith Shaw

When word was received of Judith Shaw’s death on Dec. 25, 2012, Pittsburg State University’s Facebook page lit up. The long-time history professor’s former students recalled how much they enjoyed her classes, how impressed they were with her knowledge and how well she told stories. Most comments were similar to this, from former student Ron...
Greeks earn national accolades

Greeks earn national accolades

Two Pitt State Greek organizations received top honors in 2012. The Eta Eta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha earned the Crown of Excellence Award, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a chapter. This marked the first time that the Eta Eta Chapter had won the award in its 92-year history. The...

New Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies

In July 2012, Dr. Pawan Kahol was hired as the new dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Pittsburg State University. Kahol, who was the interim dean of the graduate college at Missouri State University, came to Pittsburg State with more than 30 years of experience in higher education. “Dr. Kahol stood out in an incredibly...
Gift to the College of Business

Gift to the College of Business

Fastenal, one of the nation’s leading distributors of construction supplies, presented a $10,000 gift to the Kelce College of Business in January. Left to right: PSU President Steven A. Scott, Fastenal Executive Vice President Ken Nance, Fastenal Regional Vice President Joe Stephens, and Kelce College of Business Dean Paul Grimes.
Love those Cubbies!

Love those Cubbies!

As a baseball fanatic growing in Marquette, Kan., Jeremy Deckard probably should have become a Kansas City Royals fan. The Royals, however, didn’t have their own television network in 1986. “You couldn’t find them on TV,” Deckard, a 1999 PSU graduate, said. “If you wanted to watch baseball, it was either the Cubs on WGN or...
$100,000 worth of CATs

$100,000 worth of CATs

In 2012, the Kansas Technology Center received three Caterpillar simulators, which helps train students to operate heavy equipment. The simulators, which cost $100,000, help the students become acclimated to the type of machinery they will operate, manage and inspect when they join the workforce. “These simulators allow us to take real jobsite applications that involve...
A great day for Family Day!

A great day for Family Day!

Family Day at PSU last fall was not limited to a great football game day experience. From game night at the library to children’s activities on the Oval, there was something for everyone! Pictured right: The family of Tom and Bev Berberich of Olathe, Kan., was named the 2012 Honorary Family during Family Day festivities...
Kelce celebrates 35th!

Kelce celebrates 35th!

The Kelce College of Business celebrated its 35th birthday in 2012 with a wide variety of activities designed to engage students, friends and alumni. Events included tailgates at home football and volleyball games, celebratory cookouts and a golf tournament fundraiser in Kansas City.  
Dorm renovation continues

Dorm renovation continues

Campus and community representatives gathered in mid-August to celebrate a milestone in Pittsburg State University’s multi-year residence hall renovation project. The completion of Tanner Annex means that all of the student housing on the university’s north side is either new or renovated. “The focus is on providing our students with a modern, safe and comfortable...

Tobacco policy task force formed

Pittsburg State University has formed a Tobacco Policy Task Force to explore the feasibility of making the campus tobacco free. The move comes after students voted overwhelming in a referendum in spring 2012, to recommend that the campus move to a completely tobacco-free environment. The task force is led by Jim Triplett, a professor in...