PSU kicks off
Hispanic Heritage Month
Pittsburg State University will launch Hispanic Heritage Month with a presentation by Stan Pearson II, the S.A.L.S.A. guy, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Pearson will present “Am I Too Sexy?”
Pearson, named speaker of the year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA), is a Salsa dancing, Spanish-speaking presenter who uses comedy to connect with his audience. He is an author and life coach who created “Am I Too Sexy?” as a brand to help people see a better side of themselves.
The free program is sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity.
PSU ranked high
Pitt State once again ranked high among Kansas’ public universities.
U.S. News and World Report released its 2013 edition of the “Best Colleges” Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The publication also included Pitt State on its list for “Best Regional Universities in the Midwest.”
That list considered institutions in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
Pitt State is also credited on the lists as one of five universities where students graduate with the lowest debt.
on detecting cheating
The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology will hold a webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in 332A Hartman Hall.
The webinar is entitled “Cheating in an Online Environment: How to prevent, detect and deter dishonesty.”
The webinar will briefly review common problems about online cheating and offer information and tips on how to enhance learning, encourage honesty and prevent negative online behaviors.
Students who wish to attend must register in advance at http://tinyurl.com/PSUcheating.
Honors deadline nears
The deadline for Departmental Academic Honors Program applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.
The program provides opportunities for students to develop academic abilities through independent study and close faculty-student association.
Students who meet requirements will graduate with Departmental Academic Honors noted on their transcripts.
To qualify, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and complete a minimum of nine credit hours designated as “Honors” through the student’s major department.
For more information, contact Julie Hisey at the Registrar’s Office, 103 Russ Hall.
Leadership training day
The recently established National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) will hold leadership-training seminars for new members at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Governors Room of Overman Student Center.
The event is open to all students and will focus on giving them the chance to improve their leadership skills.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.