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Latest News at PSU

University Mourns Passing of Former Vice President

Gorilla Nation is mourning the loss of retired PSU Vice President and Professor Emeritus Robert Ratzlaff who passed away on May 19, 2019. Ratzlaff worked at PSU for 40 years.

University Announces New Provost

After a nationwide search, PSU announced Howard Smith, current associate vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success, as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He follows Lynette Olson, who is retiring after having served in the position since March 2010.

Alumni Give Back to Automotive Technology

Three of the first students to attend classes in the Kansas Technology Center had such a transformative experience, they reciprocated — and in a big way. As graduates, Dallas Grothusen, Kelly Burgess, and Ted Polzer, went on to become leaders with CNH Industrial. They returned to campus to help the Department of Automotive Technology officially unveil nearly $300,000 worth of heavy equipment donated by the three.

College of Education Presents Awards

A first-grade teacher from a rural school district who struggled with reading as a child, and a physical education teacher from a middle school in a district of 11,227 students who is passing his love of basketball on to youth, were honored during the College of Education’s annual recognition and awards ceremony.

Students Unveil Unique Bike for those in Wheelchairs

A collaborative project by a team of PSU Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology students and Live Well Crawford County means people with mobility challenges now can go on bike rides. Their project is unique: it has room for a wheelchair or bench seating behind the pedaler, and features two 8-foot-long telescoping ramps. 

Upcoming Alumni Events

June 2
San Francisco Great Gorilla Tour

June 3
Los Angeles Great Gorilla Tour

June 5
San Diego Great Gorilla Tour

June 6
Tucson Great Gorilla Tour

June 7
Phoenix Great Gorilla Tour

June 9
Albuquerque Great Gorilla Tour

July 11
Northwest Arkansas After Hours Gorilla Gathering

July 18
Tulsa After Hours Gorilla Gathering

July 25
Kansas City After Hours Gorilla Gathering

August 1
Wichita Area Gorilla Gathering

August 8

Springfield After Hours Gorilla Gathering

Gorilla License Plate
Show your Gorilla Pride! Invest in a license plate and support future Gorillas! Qualify with any gift of $30+ to PSU.
*Only available in KS and MO

Alumni Travel Program

Join fellow Gorillas in exploring the world with exclusive travel packages, exceptional hotels, excursion programs, and tour guides! Interested in traveling to Alaska? Join Danielle Driskill, Assistant Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations, as she hosts an Alaskan Adventure in July 2020!

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