Past Homecoming courts
to be honored
More than 20 past Homecoming kings and queens will return to PSU for annual Homecoming festivities, including the first Homecoming king, Mac Braun.
Past royalty will ride in the parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and will be honored at halftime celebrations during the football game at 2 p.m.
PSU honors professors
Pittsburg State recognized five faculty members with the distinct title of “university professor” at a reception on Thursday, Sept. 27.
The title of university professor indicates the individual is an outstanding contributor in his or her field of specialization.
To be eligible for the honor, candidates must be recognized on campus for contributions to the education program of the university and must have been a professor for at least seven years.
The university professor designation is for a renewable term of seven years and triggers a $4,500 increment added to the honoree’s base salary.
This year’s recipients are Barbara McClaskey, nursing, Virginia Rider, biology, Cynthia Woodburn, mathematics, Donald Baack, management and marketing, Bienvenido Cortes, economics, and John Iley, technology and workforce learning.
Professor makes science top 10 list
Neil Snow, assistant professor in biology, has been honored by the International Institute for Species Exploration. They selected one of his finds “Eugenia petrikensis” as one of the top 10 new species of 2013.
“Eugenia petrikensis” is a small wood plant from the coastal region of Madagascar.
Snow says in his paper on the plant’s identification that the species is endangered due to habitat loss and pressure from the human population.
iPad project presentation
The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology will host an iPad project presentation/brown bag luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in 332A Hartman Hall.
Four professors will present a variety of projects they have done using iPads. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch and attend.
Value card sale
Beta Alpha Psi will be selling value cards for local restaurants until Tuesday, Oct. 8.
The cards cost $5 and include more than $100 in savings.
Cards may be purchased in the ACIS South Suite in 201 Kelce.
Funds raised will support the Beta Alpha Psi honorary organization for undergraduate and graduate accounting, finance and information systems majors.
Student restores clock
Jacob Bush, junior in engineering technology, volunteered to be part of a project dedicated to restoring the historic Winkler Clock in Kansas City.
The clock originally stood outside of Winkler Jewelry in downtown Kansas City and has been moved to the MetroCenter at the corners of Seventh Street and Minnesota Ave.
Bush produced five metal castings that help make up the clock’s outer rim, after Dimmensional Innovations of Overland Park, the company responsible for much of the renovation work, contacted him.
The Writing Center is open in its new home at 112 Axe Library.
New hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday. The new location was the Center’s historical home, but it had to move to Hartman Hall while renovations to the library were completed.