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Turf project nears completion; stadium to re-open to public soon

Courtesy of PSU Marketing and Communication department A project to replace the turf field at Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium will wrap up soon and the stadium will re-open to the public.  The project, which began on June 22, is being funded by Freeman Health System of Joplin, Missouri.  …

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Kelce gets innovative to ensure spacing, traffic flow

Courtesy of PSU Marketing and Communication department   Q. How is one of most heavily trafficked colleges at Pittsburg State University working this summer to ensure students and faculty are able to complete coursework amidst the COVID-19 pandemic when school resumes this fall?    A. Kelce College of Business Dean Paul Grimes began …

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College of Technology implements best practices

Courtesy of PSU Marketing and Communication department   Q. How is one of the most hands-on colleges at Pittsburg State University working this summer to ensure students and faculty are able to complete coursework amidst the COVID-19 pandemic when school resumes this fall?    A. Each week this summer, College of Technology …

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Megan Westhoff named PSU theater program’s new director

Megan Westhoff has been chosen as the new director of theater at Pittsburg State University, which includes the academic program and the company known as Pitt State Theatre.   “I’m excited and terrified at the same time,” Westhoff said.   Westhoff will now manage season planning and budgeting. She will work with undergraduate and graduate …

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Black Lives Matter rally held in Pittsburg

Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis over a month ago, there have been protests and rallies all around the country.    On Monday, June 8, members of the Pittsburg community and students and staff of Pittsburg State gathered for a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally at Immigrant Park in downtown Pittsburg.   Having not only …

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Annual Festival of the Arts planned for July

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Pitt State Department of Music, are spending June recording performances by individuals and small groups in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall.   Dubbed the ‘Pittsburg Virtual Festival of the Arts’, the performances will be released weekly throughout July and will …

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PSU students, faculty react to controversial video of former student

The death of George Floyd has sparked outrage across the United States. Since then, there have been protests across the country.   Celebrities are being called out for doing blackface and brands like Aunt Jemima are under fire as well. People are calling for action against systematic racism and are standing in support of the Black Lives Matter …

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PSU automotive program one of 12 proposals chosen for federal grant

A $95,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will enable the Department of Automotive Technology at Pitt State to purchase a hydraulic training board to train personnel in the agriculture industry.   Tim Dell, professor and coordinator of the automotive technology department’s diesel and heavy equipment emphasis, says that the new hydraulic …

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PSU to raise tuition, expand Gorilla Advantage

As students expect to begin classes in August, they can also expect a tuition increase for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.   Pittsburg State University’s tuition will increase by $83 per semester, making full-time in-state undergraduate tuition $2,918 per semester.   “We never like to raise tuition, and we aspire to be a very affordable choice,” PSU President Steve Scott told …

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