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Events Calendar

Go to https://calendar.pittstate.edu, for the latest additions and changes to the calendar, as well as additional details about specific events.
University launches bike share program

University launches bike share program

Pittsburg State became the second entity in the state to offer VeoRide’s dockless pay-as-you-ride bike share system. In a launch event that coincided with an Earth Day celebration by the Students for Sustainability, the university unveiled 70 Pitt State-branded bicycles. The program is gaining traction across the nation. Faculty and staff members of the Sustainability,...

A university milestone

English Professor John Franklin’s “ELA for M/S: A Guidebook for Beginning Teachers,” marks a milestone: it’s the university’s first Open Education Resource textbook printed by a faculty member and shared with students for free. He gave the class of 2016 credit for field testing the book.
And the winner is...

And the winner is…

The desire by Michaela Bedene to take charge, achieve success, and excel was what made her stand out to judges as the clear choice as Pittsburg State’s 2017-18 Student Employee of the Year. It also made her stand out as the winner for the entire state of Kansas. Bedene, a nursing student who works at...

Introductions

Lena Pinkston was named the new Director of Digital Communication for the Office of University Marketing and Communication. Pinkston (BS ‘16), was the Director of Marketing and Events for Wheat State Wine Co. where she developed marketing plans, coordinated events, and promoted the brand using social media. Now, she is working closely with students, staff,...

One good apple

In conjunction with the 112th Apple Day celebration, the University recognized the first Good Apple Award winner, Nick Popejoy (BSEd ‘14, MS ‘16). The award was established to honor a recent graduate who is putting into practice what it means to be a Gorilla. Popejoy teaches math and coaches cross country, track, and basketball for...

Thanks to alumni and other donors

Thanks to alumni and other donors across the nation, the PSU Capital Campaign — called Proven. Promise. Pitt State. — had such momentum, it met the initial goal of $55 million. The existing initiatives identified in that campaign are still priorities of the University, noted Becky May, executive director of University Development, so the campaign...

KRPS 30th anniversary

Thirty years after he announced that it was officially on the air for the first time, Frank Baker returned to campus to visit KRPS 89.9. The anniversary coincided with the 50th anniversary of his graduation from PSU and his induction into the Half Century Club. Baker, the station’s original manager, said the station was founded...

Partners for 50 years

Pittsburg State’s Paraguayan Student Association celebrated the 50th anniversary of Paraguay Kansas this year. Kansas and Paraguay’s relationship began under the leadership of President John F. Kennedy, who began the program called “Partners of the Americas.” “A benefit to the partnership has been that Paraguayan citizens can study at any Kansas Regents school as an...
Diversity in our world

Diversity in our world

Pittsburg State played host to its first TEDx event this year with “Diversity in Our World,” featuring a slate of 11 diverse speakers. Held in the Dotty and Bill Miller Theater inside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, it was livestreamed to watch parties across campus and recorded for the TEDx YouTube site. Speakers...

Google Earth guy

Speakers of international acclaim are not uncommon at Pittsburg State, where they impact students, faculty, staff, and community. The latest to make a stop at Pittsburg State was Brian McClendon, co-founder of the startup which became Google Earth. His lecture was attended by students in the Engineering Technology program and was open to the campus...
High marks

High marks

When it comes to offering options to students also balancing work and families, Kelce College of Business was ranked among the best in the nation last year. Princeton Review ranked it at No. 3 on the list of Most Family Friendly Business Schools in the U.S and put the Kelce MBA program on the list...