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Spring 2019
Nursing school lands $3.65 million in grants

Nursing school lands $3.65 million in grants

The Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing was awarded $3.65 in grant funding in 2018, meaning the growing program can grow a bit more. A $2 million, three-year federal grant called Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention-Registered Nurses in Primary Care was awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of...
Homework: help others

Homework: help others

Students in Kristen Humphrey’s social work classes and Alicia Mason’s communication classes have unusual homework assignments each semester: to positively impact the community. In Humphrey’s classes, students start by identifying a “problem,” then propose a project to address some aspect of the problem or benefit a specific population, develop a budget, create a flyer, craft...
Longtime university leader to retire

Longtime university leader to retire

Provost Lynette Olson, who also serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs, will retire in June 2019. She has served in that capacity since March 2010, after serving as Interim Provost for a year when former Academic Affairs Vice President Steve Scott was named the ninth president. “It represents a significant milestone for PSU and...
TEDx Returns in 2019

TEDx Returns in 2019

Pittsburg State will once again host a TEDx event, thanks to the success of the inaugural event held in March 2018. Auditions took place in February, with a slate of diverse speakers being chosen. The event will be held March 26 in the Dotty and Bill Miller Theater in the Bicknell Family Center for the...

Research at Pittsburg State University

Students and faculty continue their tradition of working side by side on research at PSU that contributes to the greater good. A sampling: Biology Anuradha Ghosh, assistant professor of Biology, has been conducting a surveillance study for three years that investigates the distribution of three dominant tick species in Southeast Kansas, particularly the non-native Ixodes...

PSU Offers Passport Help

Travelers now can receive assistance with passport applications and have their passport photos taken at the post office branch at Pittsburg State. Post Office Administrator Kevin Elrod asks that appointments be made at 620-235-4772. Elrod advised travelers applying for passports to allow four to six weeks for routine processing.

A look around campus

             

Westar Foundation contributes to Nature Reach

Nature Reach, based in the PSU Biology Department since 1985, got a recent boost with a grant award of $10,000 from Westar Energy Foundation. Nature Reach, the focus of which is a live animal collection, is committed to providing natural history and environmental education outreach programming to school and community groups. The annual budget for...
Soledad O’Brien visits campus

Soledad O’Brien visits campus

A noted broadcast journalist, news anchor, producer, and philanthropist spent time on campus in October as part of the Women in Government speaker series. Soledad O’Brien met with university student leaders for a panel discussion, met with student journalists, presented “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes, and In Our Lives,” in the Bicknell Family Center...
PSU Black Student Association reaches out

PSU Black Student Association reaches out

Omar Brantley, a member of the PSU Black Student Association and a sophomore from Bonner Springs, Kan., reads a book about diversity to third graders at George Nettels Elementary in Pittsburg. Brantley, along with other BSA members and PSU Hispanics of Today also led the students in hands-on activities to foster diversity awareness in recognition of...

Reorg emphasizes collaborative business education enviornment

The administrative structure of the Kelce College of Business has been reorganized to do away with the traditional departmentalized concept. Plans for the new building incorporate architectural design elements that go hand in hand with the new organizational structure. Previously, faculty were divided into three departments responsible for more than one BBA major: accounting and...
New University Professors

New University Professors

Five veteran faculty members have achieved the rank of University Professor: Tim Bailey and Don Viney, both in History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences; Cheryl Giefer, Nursing; Casie Hermansson, English and Modern Languages; and Ananda Jayawardhana, Math. The rank, good for seven years, indicates they are outstanding contributors in their field of specialization.