FROM THE OVAL
Honoring student employees
Rebecca Bauman, a senior English major who works as a writer and designer for the Collegio newspaper, was named the 2010 PSU Student Employee of the Year in April. Bauman was also named Student Employee of the Year for the State of Kansas. At the same time, Travis Stewart, a senior plastics engineering technology major, was named Student Employee of the Year in a new category established for students who work off campus. Stewart was nominated by his employer, Plastic Resource Group, Inc. President Steve Scott said students are critical to the operation of the university. He said their role goes
beyond simply getting the work done, however. “Students are the front line people” who visitors and other prospective students meet, the president said. “In many ways, they carry the culture of the campus. It’s not just work to do, it’s part of the campus culture.” For more information on the award and winners, contact the Office of Career Services at 620-235-4140.
Students say ‘Thanks!’ with Big Event
Nearly 600 students put on gloves, grabbed rakes and shovels and set out across Pittsburg in April to say “thank you” to the community. The Big Event is the largest community service event of the year and lets Pittsburg citizens know how much students appreciate their support during the year. Participants in the service project went to 100 homes throughout the community to do yard work, painting, repairs, and other odds and ends. Organized by the Student Government Association and supported by PSU fraternities and sororities, students plan the event throughout the year, take applications from residents needing help and organize the volunteers. “It’s our biggest way
Yard tools in hand, energetic students fan out across Pittsburg to say “thanks” to the community.
to say thank you to the community,” said Alyssa Hillman, SGA’s Big Event director. “It’s important for us to help the people in the community who can’t do this kind of work themselves.”
SGA has been putting on the Big Event for the past eight years, assisting primarily retired community members and in some cases even former and current PSU faculty.
Fall 2010 PITT STATE
Pitt State Magazine - Fall 2010