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Spring 2014
Greek chapters earn national awards

Greek chapters earn national awards

A Pitt State fraternity and sorority both repeated as recipients of prestigious awards in 2013. Crown of Excellence For chapters of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, earning the prestigious Crown of Excellence award is among the most difficult of  tasks. Earning the award two years in a row? That’s nearly impossible. Just don’t tell that...
Sharing the love: Graduate crafts heartfelt messages for millions

Sharing the love: Graduate crafts heartfelt messages for millions

Sometimes it’s hard to find just the right words, especially for the people who mean the most to you. Amy Trowbridge-Yates (BA 2001) can help. She spends every day crafting just the right phrases so you can share your most personal sentiments or bring a smile to someone who needs one. Trowbridge-Yates is a senior...

Letters

Early Gus revealed Thanks for the great article about the genesis of “Gus.”  One of my favorite memories of Gus is Rick Woolfolk in a full-blown Gus costume, climbing down a rope from the second balcony to the main floor of the old science building during Apple Day festivities. Rick did an excellent impression of Gus...

Fine arts calendar

Art University Gallery – Porter Hall   March 27 – May 2 It was a small country everyone was famous Kate Nelson, Georgetown, Texas Lecture: March 27, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Porter Hall, Room 103 Reception to follow Harry Krug Gallery – Porter Hall   March 10 – May 2 Cut and Tie Katherine Strause,...

Online graduate program one of nation’s best

U.S. News has recognized PSU’s online graduate education program as one of the best in the U.S. The findings were published in the 2014 edition of U.S. News’ “Best Online Graduate Education Programs,” released in January. To compile its rankings, U.S. News compared online graduate education programs at universities across the country. U.S. News ranked...
Six-year-old inspires graduate

Six-year-old inspires graduate

Inspiration can come from some unlikely places. For Terry Killman, who graduated last December with a degree in vocational-technical education, it came from an energetic 6-year-old named Eli. Killman was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia just a year into his degree program at PSU. The disease progressed quickly and eventually his oncologist told him that...
Lab adds impressive technology

Lab adds impressive technology

DEXA is just the latest piece of high-tech equipment in HHPR’s Human Performance laboratory. DEXA, short for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, is sometimes referred to as a bone densitometer and measures bone density and body composition. The new machine is being used by students in the department’s rapidly growing Exercise Science Program. Mike Leiker, assistant...

Veteran educator offers advice to new teachers

Andy Tompkins had some fundamental questions for newly minted teachers as they prepared for graduation in December. The first one was “Do you like kids?” Tompkins, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents and also former dean of the PSU College of Education, admitted that the question may have seemed counter intuitive for...

Innovation in the workplace is essential

The start of the spring 2014 semester brought with it a new minor option that promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The minor in Innovation Engineering is a collaborative effort of the College of Technology and the Kelce College of Business and is open to any major on campus. The minor teaches students the techniques and...

Casey named “Woman to Watch” in accounting field

A PSU faculty member was named to the “Women to Watch” list by the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Becky Casey, chair of the Accounting and Computer Information Systems Department, was one of two recipients of the “Women to Watch” award in the experienced leader category. The other was Karen Linn, managing director of...

Kelce College in the top 10– again!

For the second year in a row, the Kelce College of Business is among the most family-friendly schools in the nation. The Princeton Review last fall published its list of the top 10 family-friendly business schools, and Pitt State again ranks No. 5 in the U.S., ahead of Penn State, College of William and Mary,...

Adviser named to national Enactus committee

When the Students in Free Enterprise organization changed its name to Enactus last year, it also took on an expanded mission: to make the group more inclusive and diverse. Suzanne Hurt, PSU’s Enactus adviser, is proud of the way her group is already moving toward that goal. She also strives to make similar gains with...