Friday, August 29, 2014

National Winner

It started with local awards. Then came regional honors. And now Matt Heflin has received the highest honor awarded in the 2014 American Advertising Awards (AAA). Read the full story >

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Company Day Helps Students Network



College of Technology Company Day

18th Annual Company Day in the College of Technology will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.  It is held in the Kansas Technology Center, on the corner of Ford and Rouse, from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Why YOU should attend Company Day?

  • Meet industry professionals, and alumni from your program
  • Ask questions you may not feel comfortable asking in an interview (pay, benefits, insurance, time off, do they like their job)
  • Get industry feedback on your resume and current skill set
  • Gain insight regarding different job titles in your field
  • Network with company representatives in your industry
  • Find out about internship opportunities
  • Inquire about soft skills or subjects outside of your major that employers prefer (public speaking, marketing, etc.)
  • Ask about the day-to-day responsibilities that go with different jobs

Why Businesses Attend Company Day?

  • Showcase your business to talented students studying for careers in your industry
  • Network with PSU students and faculty as well as other company representatives in your industry
  • Booth location will be near classrooms and labs related to your industry in the Kansas Technology Center
  • No cost to attend; however, sponsorship donations are accepted and help defray expenses. Donations above expenses will go to support the program area of your choice.    
Companies register here: 2014 Company Day
Look who is already registered

Here are the GIT related companies that are currently signed up:
1. Allen Press
2. Bemis North America
3. Group360 Worldwide
4. Kendall King Group
5. Letter Perfect Hat Co.
6. Miller's Inc.
7. Nazdar
8. Pitsco
9. Ramsey Media Works
10. Rand Graphics
11. Spangler Graphics
12. Stouse Inc.
13. Dimensional Innovations


Dear PSU Student:

The 1998 Higher Education Act requires all postsecondary institutions to make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to each degree-or certificate-seeking student who is enrolled in a higher education institution.  Pittsburg State has selected to provide this information to our students through your GUS access for continual availability.

If you are not already registered to vote, we encourage you to do so.  If you are a Kansas resident the following information will help you find the registration materials you need.  You may gain access to the Kansas Secretary of State website through GUS under Ballots, Survey and Voter Registration or directly at:  A printable voter registration form and appropriate mailing addresses are provided at this website for all Kansas residents.  Your “home” county may be based on your permanent address or based on your local address while attending PSU.

If you have a valid Kansas drivers license, the link above will also provide an online method to register to vote.

If you are an out-of-state student who prefers to vote through an absentee ballot through your home state, you will need to contact your state election office.  Kansas and Missouri registration forms are also available in the Student Government office in the PSU Student Center.

In Kansas voter registrations must be submitted by the 21st day prior to an election day and confirmation will be returned via mail from the county office.  We encourage you to consider your right to vote and register today!

Debbie Greve

Turn Off Wireless

We're seeing well over 100 "rogue" wireless "service offering" devices (lots of wireless printers, for example) flooding the airwaves with "Here I am.  Connect to me." transmissions.  These broadcasts interrupt and compete directly with the legitimate "GusNet" wireless network... degrading GusNet performance - sometimes severely - for everyone in the surrounding area.

We ask that you check your area for wireless-capable devices, like printers, Internet "hotspot" features on phones or tablets, gaming devices, or other similar "service providing" devices that offer the ability to connect to the device directly via WiFi.  Turn off these features if you know how.  If you need assistance, contact your tech or the Gorilla Geeks Help Desk ( or Extension 4600).

Thank you for helping to keep the WiFi airwaves clear so GusNet can do it's job for our faculty, staff, and students.

Tim Pearson
Information Services
Pittsburg State University

Monday, August 25, 2014

Senate Seats Available

SGA wants you! There are currently openings in both regular senate seats as well as our Justice Board. You can find the applications for each here: Please TYPE  your responses either on the application(s) themselves or on a separate sheet of paper. Please bring your completed application to the SGA Office in 207 Hartman Hall. When you turn it in, please be prepared to schedule an appointment with the Vacancy Board for your interview. We look forward to having you in Senate, where Students Make the Difference!

Jaclyn Gilchrist
Vice President
Student Government Association
Pittsburg State University

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reporting Incidents of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence


Rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are serious crimes whether the act of violence is by a stranger or someone known to the victim.

The university strongly encourages and supports victims to report the crime immediately to:

University Police - 620 235-4624 or at their office, Lower Level of Shirk Hall, 1501 South Joplin Street, or

City of Pittsburg Police - 620 231-0400 or at their office, 201 North Pine Street

As an alternative, the victim may report the crime to the University’s:

Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities - 235-4945 or at their office, 104 Bryant Student Health Center, 1801 South Broadway Street, or

Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (Title IX Coordinator) -
620 235-4185 or at their office, 218 Russ Hall

University personnel will assist in the report process if requested by the victim. As a victim, the individual has the option to decline to notify law enforcement or campus authorities.  University procedures are designed to protect the student who has been hurt by these behaviors and to stop the offensive behavior. The due process rights of alleged offenders are protected, as well as the rights of the victim.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Connect to GusNET

Connect to GusNET today!  

This will mean smooth sailing in classes on Aug 26th.  The open PSU Wifi will cease to exist on August 26th.  To avoid wifi meltdown in your classroom :-)  please send students to the Gorilla Geeks for assistance if they have not yet connected to GusNET.  In addition, The Gorilla Geeks will be on the oval both Fri the 22nd and Mon the 25th to assist any students needing help.

If you teach a night class, feel free to encourage your students to visit the Geeks before class...we are open until 7:00pm M-TH.

Information that you can share with your students:
-Student Link to Connect to GusNET:

-Gorilla Geeks Contact Information:
Location: 109 Whitesitt Hall
Phone: 620-235-4600

-Gorilla Geeks Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thur   7:45am - 7:00pm
Fridays         7:45am - 4:30pm

Cash for Phone Calls

What is the Phonathon? 

The Phonathon is a nine week campaign which takes place on-campus, in both the spring and fall semesters. Students call alumni and friends of the university, update important information, and request donations for Pitt State.

How much will I get paid? 

We pay $7.25/hr for new callers. PLUS-There are tons of incentives and prizes given out! (gift certificates, t-shirts, PSU gear and accessories, etc)

When will I work? 

The Phonathon hours are from 6-9 p.m. SundayThursday. You must choose at least three nights a week to call. You have every Friday and Saturday night off!
We are looking for students who are personable and friendly, are in good academic standing, speak fluent English, and have a passion for Pitt State.

Applications and a detailed job description are available at Gorillas4Hire. Applications are also available on the 2nd floor of Shirk Hall. Make sure you apply before September 1st!

For more information contact Justin Newman in the University Development Office at 235-6117 or by email at

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Write, Right!

Welcome back! The Writing Center’s regular fall hours begin today.

We do appointment-based consulting from
9a to 7p Monday through Thursday and 9a to 1p on Friday.

We also have NEW drop-in hours from 7p-10 Monday through Thursday.

Location:  112 Axe Library

Avoid a $50 Late Fee

Fall 2014 tuition is due by the end of the day on Monday, August 25th.  A $50.00 late fee will be assessed on August 26th.

You have the following payment options:

*  Pay on-line via GUS (you may also grant parents GUS eProxy access to view your tuition statement on-line and pay through CASHNet – see your Student Accounts menu on GUS).

*  Pay at the Cashier’s Office, 112 Horace Mann.

*  If you are receiving financial assistance, follow up and make certain everything is in place for payment or deferment by August 25th

*  Remember we offer a payment plan.  The process is now available on-line through GUS/Student Accounts.  Direct questions to Cashiers at 620-235-4092.

As always, if you have questions….ASK.  Every office on campus would appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns as they arise.  I’ve added a short listing of phone numbers below to consider contacting should you have questions.

Cashiers Office        620-235-4092
Financial Assistance        620-235-4240 or 1-800-854-7488
Commerce Bank        620-235-4574
Gorilla Bookstore        620-235-4875
Registrar’s main number        620-235-4200

You may also utilize the PSU website at for additional contact information.

Read Your E-mail

As you no doubt have recognized, students do NOT check their email accounts as frequently as we would like.  To date we have not identified another method to disseminate all of our very important and sometimes lengthy messages to our students.

I would appreciate your help in announcing to your students the importance of checking their email account often and explain this is how many of us communicate information they need to know.

If they wish to forward their email account to another email account, they are welcome to do so.  The Gorilla Geek support staff is ready to assist them with this process, but I understand it only takes a few seconds and a couple of clicks.

We will continue to do all we can to reach out to our students on the importance of checking their email, and would greatly appreciate your help.  Have a great semester.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

PSU: Prepare for the Fall Semester

Classes begin Monday, August 18th. We hope you are prepared and that you will let us know if you have any questions.

Some steps you should consider taking now to prepare:

1)  Check your fall schedule for any possible classroom changes since your enrollment.

2)  Sign up for eProxy, if needed. Make it easy for parents or other individuals to view your tuition by providing them eProxy access through your student account.  By taking this extra step, you are not sharing your own password to your GUS account and limiting what can be viewed by others.

3)  If you are receiving financial assistance and/or scholarships, be sure you have logged into GUS and "verified enrollment". Verification began on August 4, 2014 via GUS.

4)  Consider ordering your textbooks now on-line.  The Pitt State University Bookstore provides a link at to make this task simpler.  Early ordering will provide a better chance for used books and less waiting in line once you're on campus. If receiving financial assistance, you need to know about the book voucher policy. See Renting books are also an option.

5)  Obtain your parking permit on GUS.  University Police will mail it to you or have it ready for you to pick up in their office in the basement of Shirk Hall.

6)  Know who to call when you have questions.  The short list below provides the most frequently called offices at the beginning of the semester.

Cashiers 620.235.4092   (tuition payment questions)
Financial Assistance  620.235.4240 or 1-800-854-7488
Housing/Residence Life  620.235.4245  (for those living on campus) or 1-800-854-7488
Registrars Office  620.235.4200  (to make changes in your schedule, verify enrollment for insurance)

Don't forget many of these offices will be available to assist you in Horace Mann on Saturday, August 16 from 10:00-4:00.  
Please ask if you have any questions.

Debbie Greve

PSU: Student Center Update & Hours

The University Club is still closed and will be for the duration of the fall semester.

However, to meet all of your coffee drink needs, Jazzman's Cafe' has been temporarily located in the Gorilla Crossing until the U-Club re-opens in the spring.

The Billiard room will reopen soon but the Mini-Theater will remain closed until the U-Club is finished.

Meeting room availability for the fall will be the Prairie Room, the Balkans Room (with a new fire code capacity of 49), the Ballroom, and Kansas East & West.

Please call x-4791 with any questions.  We appreciate your patience during construction.

The hours for Overman Student Center and it's Auxiliaries:

OSC regular hours begin Monday 8/18 - Friday  6:00 a - 10:00 p
Saturday and Sunday  12 Noon - 10 p

Barnes & Noble Bookstore:
Saturday, 8/16  10:00 a - 6:00 p
Sunday, 8/17  12:00 p - 4:00 p

Monday -Thursday  8/18 -  8/21  7:45 a - 7:00 p
Friday, 8/22  7:45 a – 4:30 p
Saturday, 8/23  12:00 p - 3:00 p

Regular hours begin on Monday, 8/25.
MondayThursday  7:45 a - 6:00 p
Friday  7:45 a - 4:30 p

Commerce Bank:
Saturday, 8/16  10:00 a - 4:00 p
Monday  8/18 – 8:00 a – 4:30 p
Regulars hours begin Tuesday 8/19 MondayFriday  8:30 a – 4:30 p

Sodexo Retail:
Thursday 8/14 & Friday 8/15:
Gorilla Crossing – Including Jazzman’s Coffee Bar
Open from 7:30 a – 2:00 p

Regulars begin Monday  8/18 Monday - Friday

The Gorilla Crossing  7:30 a – 4:00 p
(Extended hours for the Gorilla Crossing will begin on Monday August 25
More information to come)

Monday 8/18 – Friday 7:30 a – 1:00 p

Axe Grind
Monday 8/18 – Thursday 8:00 a – 8:00 p
Friday 8:00 a – 1:00 p
Sunday 3:00 p – 8:00 p

PSU: Ice Cream Social

Join us for an Ice Cream Social!

August 28, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.

KTC Courtyard