Pittsburg State was in the business of putting up and taking down buildings in 2008.



PSU completed work on the $16 million, 97,000- square foot Student Recreation Center/National Guard Armory and held the grand opening in September. The facility is more than just a workout facility. Classrooms, offices, and National Guard training rooms line the rest of the building.

Pittsburg State was in the business of putting up and taking down buildings in 2008.

PSU completed work on the $16 million, 97,000- square foot Student Recreation Center/National Guard Armory and held the grand opening in September. The facility is more than just a workout facility. Classrooms, offices, and National Guard training rooms line the rest of the building.

Pittsburg State announced work on a $3.5 million Student Health Center in October that is expected to be finished by next fall.

But that’s not all. PSU officials announced a $10 million gift from anonymous donors in July for a new fine and performing arts center.

Not all the PSU buildings were going up this year. PSU purchased several houses on the north side of campus along Joplin Street and razed them over to make room for a new dorm. Other homes were demolished to make room for parking north of Grubbs Hall and south of Williams Street.

Perhaps next year will bring a resolution to another PSU project: the proposed (and controversial) closing of Joplin Street in the name of student safety.