Quantcast

PSU Student Center groundbreaking set for April 30 - KOAM TV 7

PSU Student Center groundbreaking set for April 30

Updated:

NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Student Center groundbreaking set for April 30
View artist renderings (PDF)

In 2039, Pittsburg State Students will open a time capsule and get a picture of what life was like on campus today. Filling that time capsule will be one of the tasks at a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, to kick off a major expansion and renovation of the Overman Student Center at PSU. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on the east side of the student center.

PSU students voted in 2012 to support the project, which is expected to cost nearly $16 million. Of that, about $14 million is funded through student fees.

The project, which is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015, will significantly change the student center, which was first dedicated in 1951. Additions were constructed in 1963 and 1995 and food service area renovations were completed in 2002.

University officials described the student center as “the heartbeat” of the campus, where students meet to eat, study, attend meetings and enjoy entertainment. They can shop at the Gorilla Bookstore, do their banking or meet their friends to visit or study in one of the student lounges.

The expansion and renovation will address a number of the current building’s deficiencies. A new addition to the east will increase the area for student dining, accommodate a new student activities complex, and provide additional student lounge areas. The project will create a much larger, column-free ballroom to accommodate large events or three smaller events occurring simultaneously.

Currently, the student center hosts more than 5,000 meetings and events each year and numerous requests for space are denied because of a shortage of space. The addition and renovation will increase the number of meeting and multi-purpose rooms and will improve the traffic flow on the second floor.

Overman Student Center Director Jeff Steinmiller said the project may be an inconvenience for students and other users of the building, but when finished, will dramatically improve the way the building serves students and the public.

For more information, visit the Overman Student Center web page at www.pittstate.edu/info/student-center/

# # #

  • NewsMore>>

  • Joplin Man Found "Incompetent" to Stand Trial in Church Van Shooting Case

    Joplin Man Found "Incompetent" to Stand Trial in Church Van Shooting Case

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-10-16 16:12:32 GMT
    Thomas Mourning IIThomas Mourning II
    Thomas Mourning IIThomas Mourning II
    Thomas Mourning II of Joplin is found "incompetent" to stand trial at this time. Court documents state he injured multiple people and two comfort dogs in a 2016 shooting spree. Joplin Police say Mourning II fired two shots at the home he shared with his father on South Connecticut Street. They were the only two home. Court documents state that the father ran to Casey's General Store and called police. No one was injured in that incident. Authorities say Mourning II the...More >>
    Thomas Mourning II of Joplin is found "incompetent" to stand trial at this time. Court documents state he injured multiple people and two comfort dogs in a 2016 shooting spree. Joplin Police say Mourning II fired two shots at the home he shared with his father on South Connecticut Street. They were the only two home. Court documents state that the father ran to Casey's General Store and called police. No one was injured in that incident. Authorities say Mourning II the...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-16

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-16

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-10-16 14:34:35 GMT

    The Joplin City Council is considering a pay increase for public safety employees.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>

    The Joplin City Council is considering a pay increase for public safety employees.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>
  • Suspect in Galena Arson Pleads Guilty

    Suspect in Galena Arson Pleads Guilty

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-10-16 00:05:44 GMT
    A Galena, Kansas man pleads guilty to two arsons from the spring and summer. Ronny Ray Piercefield admits that he set a grass fire on North Jefferson Street in Galena in March. That fire eventually engulfed a small structure. Piercefield also pleaded guilty to setting a fire that engulfed 68 bales of hay in rural Cherokee County, Kansas in July of 2018. Piercefield is to be sentenced in December of 2018.  Authorities have been investigating a string of fires that happened in ...More >>
    A Galena, Kansas man pleads guilty to two arsons from the spring and summer. Ronny Ray Piercefield admits that he set a grass fire on North Jefferson Street in Galena in March. That fire eventually engulfed a small structure. Piercefield also pleaded guilty to setting a fire that engulfed 68 bales of hay in rural Cherokee County, Kansas in July of 2018. Piercefield is to be sentenced in December of 2018.  Authorities have been investigating a string of fires that happened in ...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.