Power of Thought statue to be installed on Peru State campus

Peru, Nebraska– A new statue will be unveiled on the Peru State campus as part of Peru State’s 150th Anniversary Homecoming. The statue is part of the ‘Power of Thought’ series by Victor Issa and will be installed in the lobby of the V.F. Jindra Fine Arts building. According to Issa’s website, the Power of […]

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150th anniversary of first day of classes at Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska – October 24 is the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes at what is now known as Peru State College. On June 20, 1867, the fledgling state government of Nebraska named Peru, Nebraska, as the home of the state’s first college. The college was a Normal School dedicated to training teachers. […]

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MONA exhibit, John Falter: Historical Illustrator and Jazz from Life, on display at Peru State

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College is hosting an art exhibit of Falls City’s own John Falter in the A.V. Larson Art Gallery through the month of October. This exhibit, entitled John Falter: Historical Illustrator and Jazz from Life, has been delivered from the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) and is free and open to […]

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Daryl and Peggy Long named Grand Marshals of Peru State Homecoming Parade

Peru, Nebraska- The Peru State College Student Senate announced their selection of Dr. Daryl and Peggy Long as the Grand Marshals of the Homecoming Parade to be held on October 28. Daryl Long taught at Peru State College for fifty years, starting in January of 1967, and ending in January of 2017. In reference to […]

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Dr. Gul Ahmad to be Lead Guest Editor of the Journal of Tropical Medicine

Peru, Nebraska – Dr. Gul Ahmad, associate professor of biology at Peru State College, has been invited to serve as the Lead Guest Editor for a special issue of the Journal of Tropical Medicine.   The special issue, to be published in January 2018, will focus on helminth infections in humans and animals. Ahmad writes, “As the […]

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Region invited to celebrate Peru State’s sesquicentennial during “Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat” homecoming on Oct. 28 weekend

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College President Dr. Dan Hanson invites area residents to campus for the College’s 150th anniversary during this year’s annual homecoming celebration, themed “Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat,” on Saturday, October 28. President Hanson said, “Homecoming is always an exciting time to visit campus, but as we celebrate 150 as […]

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Another 150 Event at PSC: Art Gallery Hosts John Falter Exhibit (10/02/17)

To continue the yearlong sesquicentennial celebration on campus, the College is hosting a John Falter art exhibit in the AV Larson Art Gallery beginning Monday, October 2. This exhibit, entitled John Falter: Historical Illustrator and Jazz from Life, has been delivered from the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) and will be on display until November 2. […]

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Peru Theatre Company to present The Arsonists

Peru, Nebraska- The Peru Theatre Company will present The Arsonists in a six performance run during the last week of October.  The Arsonists will be performed in the Jindra Fine Arts Building Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $10.  Tickets for seniors and students under 18 are $5.  Tickets are free for Peru State students, faculty […]

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Chuck Schroeder art show, Elders: Character Over Time, at Peru State Art Gallery

Peru, Nebraska – Chuck Schroeder started sketching the mountain man, John LaBleu, in Taos, New Mexico. The two men soon started swapping stories about rodeo and John’s career as a professional bull rider. Later, Schroeder would write, “John was a professional bull rider out of Lake Charles, LA; lived a rough life, had rough habits. […]

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Peru State hires four new faculty members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 620-363-2461 Peru, Nebraska– Four new faculty members have come to Peru State College to meet campus academic needs. Faculty are hired through a rigorous recruitment and application process culminating in on-campus interviews with other faculty, staff and […]

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Davis retires from Peru State after 33 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11:30 a.m. August 15, 2017 Jason R. Hogue, Director of Communications, Peru State College, jhogue@peru.edu, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska – Dr. Spencer Davis, professor of history, has retired from Peru State College. His last teaching semester was the spring of 2017 with an official end date in August. In an e-mail about his […]

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Peru State Sesquicentennial Committee attends Proclamation Ceremony with Governor Pete Ricketts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3:00 p.m., July 10, 2017 Jason R. Hogue, Director of Communications, Peru State College, jhogue@peru.edu, 402-872-2429   Lincoln, Nebraska – Members of the Peru State Sesquicentennial Planning Committee attended a proclamation ceremony in the Nebraska State Capitol Building.  Governor Pete Ricketts hosted the event in the Warner Chamber and ceremoniously signed the […]

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Matt Hill serves as guest judge at Memphis Fest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2017, 12:00 p.m., CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College, Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429 Memphis, Tennessee- Matt Hill, assistant professor of music and the director of choral activities at Peru State College, was honored as a guest judge at Memphis Fest in April. Memphis Fest is a band, choral, and […]

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Bartlett is quarter-finalist for Music Educator GRAMMY, receives Legacy Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429   Peru, Nebraska- For the second year in a row, Dr. Jacob Bartlett, assistant professor of music at Peru State College, is a quarter-finalist for the Music Educator GRAMMY Award presented by GRAMMY in the Schools, […]

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Anna Most wins first place for illustration at Power of Wind Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017, 4:00 p.m. CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429   Nebraska City, Nebraska – Peru State’s Anna Most placed first for her “Windmills of the West” poster in the Illustration category at the Power of Wind Exhibition. Most will receive a medal, ribbon, certificate, and […]

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Anna Naber wins Golden Leaf Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska – Anna Naber, student designer with The Peru State Times, earned a Golden Leaf Award at the annual Nebraska Collegiate Media Association (NCMA) spring conference. Naber won first place for advertisement design. Naber writes, […]

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Dr. Paul Hinrichs named Dean of School of Arts and Sciences at Peru State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska- Dr. Paul Hinrichs was named the new Dean of the Peru State College School of Arts and Sciences. Hinrichs was previously a professor of mathematics and has served Peru State since 1990. Hinrichs said, […]

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Peru State Concert Chorale debuts “Sons and Daughters of Peru”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m. CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429   Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State College Concert Chorale debuted “Sons and Daughters of Peru” at the Peru State 2017 Commencement on Saturday. The premier was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Thomas Ediger, a […]

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Kristi Nies named 2017 Teaching Excellence Award winner.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429   Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College Assistant Professor of English, Kristi Nies, was named the College’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Award winner. Nies will be honored during the College’s commencement on May 6. President Dan Hanson said, […]

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#IamPeruState: Dr. Sara Brandes Crook

Peru, Nebraska—#IamPeruState would like to present Dr. Sara Brandes Crook, professor of Political Science and History at Peru State College. Dr. Crook currently sits on the Nebraska 150 Foundation Executive Committee and is the Chair of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial Commission. Dr. Crook grew up in Central City, Nebraska with her parents and one sister. She graduated […]

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