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Automotive Orientation Day brings opportunities for PSU tech students

More than 30 automotive technology businesses and many PSU automotive tech and diesel, and heavy equipment students spent the day together to network and form connections between employers and potential employees.  On Wednesday, March 6th, the PSU department of automotive technology hosted Automotive Orientation Day (AOD). Students were able to attend panels and a job fair, where …

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PSU students put firefighters to the test

PSU exercise science students have been working closely with local firefighters to run tests and assess the firefighter’s physical health. These experiments are being conducted specially to determine how the firefighter’s pulmonary and cardiac system perform under pressure similar to what they experience on the job.  Since the middle of February and until the end of …

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PSU College of Technology welcomes students with open house

Around 200 high school, community college, and technical college transfer students visited the PSU College of Technology for their Open House event. Students in attendance were able to tour the facilities, talk with faculty and current students, and take part in demonstrations to show what the College of Technology students are doing.  The open …

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PSU hosts KAMO Leadership Forum

Nearly 200 people from high schools and colleges all over Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma visited Pittsburg to attend the KAMO Leadership Forum hosted by The College of Education and the Department of Teaching and Leadership on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The forum included principals, superintendents, teachers, and students in both college and …

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SGA hosts Student Leadership Conference for high school students

Around 200 students from area high school visited the jungle last Friday to learn leadership and organizational skills. Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the PSU Student Leadership Conference along with members of the Gorilla Activities Board (GAB).  All sessions were held in the Overman Student Center, and the event lasted from …

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PSU student interns in Australia

Dalton Hendren, a PSU senior in manufacturing engineering technology, has spent the last six months exploring and interning in the “Land Down Under.”   Hendren completed his internship in Australia at A.W. Bell. While there, he processed improvement projects and worked hands-on with shell dipping and final furnace operations, such as melting and pouring …

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PSU interior design students propose “family fun center” design

A historic Pittsburg building is expecting a family oriented revamp thanks in part to a group of interior design students at PSU.  Denise Bertoncino’s Interior Design program has worked closely with Larry Fields to propose the design of a “family fun center” in Pittsburg. The family fun center will be a second life for the historic …

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Tonya ‘the Bagel Lady’ Jones receives promotion

For many PSU students who enjoy Einstein Bros. Bagels in the Overman Student Center, they are often greeted by a familiar and friendly face.  Tonya Jones, the proclaimed “Bagel Lady”, has worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels for four years, and has been to the Bagel Academy, making her a certified Einstein expert.  “I …

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PSU Opera Workshop to perform ‘Die Fledermaus’

  A high energy, comical operetta is coming to the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on two dates: Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.   The PSU Opera Workshop will perform “Die Fledermaus”, an operetta by Johann Strauss II. The performance will tell the tale of …

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PSU School of Construction team earns national recognition

A group of seniors in the PSU School of Construction have been hard at work creating projects around the community, resulting in national recognition.  In 2019, one team constructed a bridge on the Ruby Jack Trail located north of Joplin. Members of the team include Tiara Ewy, Travis Solander, Mollie Currid, and Sean …

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