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College Close-up

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...
Biology students gain field experience trapping bats

Biology students gain field experience trapping bats

It has all the makings of a would-be Halloween movie: bats fly out of storm tunnels starting at sundown. Clouds move in front of the moon. The bats flutter this way and that, their numbers increasing as the hour grows late. But for students in Andrew George’s biology classes, the scene has all the makings of...
Newly renovated lab making impact on students, recruitment

Newly renovated lab making impact on students, recruitment

Senior Carter Stohlberg transferred to Pittsburg State to pursue a degree in Technology & Engineering Education for a reason: the reputation of the program. He made the right choice, he said, after taking classes in the university’s newly-renovated and state-of-the-art Technology & Engineering Education Lab. The lab features a flexible presentation area with a large touch...
Stahl earns fifth degree

Stahl earns fifth degree

Tracy Stahl first started college at Pittsburg State University in 1985 as a bright-eyed, energetic freshman majoring in Marketing. But she wasn’t meant for that. After completing her bachelor’s in 1989, followed by her MBA in Business Administration in 1990, she changed paths to pursue something completely different: a nursing degree. Inspired by a nurse who...
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...

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...

A look around campus

             

GIT in the Top 12

Graphics & Imaging Technologies has earned accreditation as one of the 12 top programs in the U.S., making it official what students like Blake Broaddus already knew. “For the GIT program to be regarded as one of the top programs in the country is not only a phenomenal honor but also a well-deserved one,” said...

Foundation’s $1 million pledge gives Kelce project momentum

A $1 million pledge by The Sunderland Foundation to the $18.5 million capital campaign to renovate and expand the building that houses the Kelce College of Business has given the project momentum. The Sunderland Foundation, started in 1945 by the president of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Overland Park, Kansas, has a long history...

Louisiana company invests in AMMT program

After a career day event on campus last year, Gator Millworks was so impressed with the quality of students in Architectural Manufacturing Management & Technology — previously Wood Tech — that they not only hired three as summer interns, they returned to campus last fall and donated $12,000 to the program. President and CEO Chad Foster said...

Kelce College of Business earns accreditation

Kelce College of Business faculty, staff, and students are celebrating their recent accreditation by the AACSB — the premier accreditation source by businesses and employers. This marks the 20th anniversary of the KCOB earning its first accreditation — a milestone that is unique to other institutions in the region. “This is verification that we have...