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Business
Welcome to the future

Welcome to the future

These images give a glimpse of what the Kelce College of Business will look like upon completion of the college’s major renovation and expansion project. The “new” Kelce College of Business will feature an inviting facility that fosters students’ pursuit of active learning experiences, encourages students and faculty to collaborate, and promotes the engagement of...

Enactus project ranked best in U.S.

A project by Pittsburg State’s Enactus group was named best in the nation at this year’s Enactus United States National Exposition. The Pittsburg State Enactus Homeless Solutions project, which aims to raise money and awareness for the homeless population in Pittsburg, earned first place at national competition and earned the team a $7,500 grant. As...
Kelce, city partner on parking study

Kelce, city partner on parking study

Students in Pittsburg State’s MBA program are working with the City of Pittsburg to study parking needs in downtown Pittsburg. During the spring 2017 semester, undergraduate students in the Marketing Research course developed a survey for downtown merchants to assess parking concerns and needs. During the 2017 summer session, MBA students analyzed survey results and...

New insurance course

Pittsburg State’s Kelce College of Business is taking part in the new Kansas Insurance Certificate initiative by offering new insurance courses. The Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance course, which was offered in June, was the first course offered at PSU as part of the statewide effort to build a stronger labor pool for the...

CIS students help with wifi project

Students studying computer information systems at Pitt State received a unique, hands-on learning experience this summer. During the summer, the Information Technology Services Department installed wireless Internet access points in each of the university’s 600 residence hall rooms. Tim Pearson, ITS assistant director, said the new access points should improve wifi connectivity in many ways....

Horner honored as Outstanding Educator

Stephen Horner, associate professor of management and marketing, has been recognized for excellence in education in the field of management. Horner was selected to receive an Outstanding Educator Award from the Federation of Business Disciplines. The award, presented by the Southwest Academy of Management (SWAM), recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching and serve as...
Building project moves forward

Building project moves forward

Exciting progress is being made on plans to renovate and expand the building that houses the Kelce College of Business. Paul Grimes, dean of the KCOB, said Pitt State has completed the design development phase of the project. University officials spent most of 2016 working with Lawrence-based architecture firm Clark Huesemann LC on design ideas...

Faculty member presents at Oxford

Kristen Maceli, associate professor of management and marketing, participated in the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium in the fall of 2016. The symposium is hosted by Somerville College in Oxford, England. It was the second time Maceli had presented at the international event. “I went two years ago and presented a paper I wrote about the...

KCOB to offer insurance courses

The Kelce College of Business will begin offering courses in insurance starting next summer thanks to a grant from the Kansas Insurance Education Foundation (KIEF). The college recently received a $21,000 grant from KIEF that will go toward the development of a new course, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance. The three-hour online course will...

Enactus students help city with homeless project

Pitt State students Tali Ayala-Feliciangeli and Cameron Brown are leading a group of Pitt State Enactus students who are working with city leaders to develop a plan for homeless shelters in the community. More than 10 members of Enactus are working with the Pittsburg Homeless Solutions Task Force. “What we’re trying to do right now...

Economic report indicates community confidence

Public and private investment in the City of Pittsburg has led to exciting and encouraging community growth, according to the latest edition of the Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic Report. The report is published quarterly by the Kelce College of Business. The report, developed by assistant professor and economic researcher Michael Davidsson, features the latest facts...

#4 in the nation!

Once again, the Kelce College of Business can rightly say it ranks above Harvard, Duke and Notre Dame. The Princeton Review recently published its 2017 list of the top 10 family-friendly business schools, and Pittsburg State ranks No. 4 in the U.S., one spot above Harvard University. “This is very significant for the college and...