Peru State announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College today released the names students who earned a place on the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester. 477 students from Nebraska, 29 other states and 9 foreign countries qualified for the honor. To make the Dean’s List students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher […]

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Seven Peru State students attend Phi Alpha Theta National Conference

Peru, Nebraska– Seven Peru State students traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana for a national history honor society conference. Students attending the National Biennial Phi Alpha Theta Conference were accompanied by history professors Dr. Kathleen Nehls and Dr. Sara Crook Three of the seven students presented papers during the conference. Kaitlin Benefiel and Ben Nelson presented […]

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Peru State Art Gallery hosts two exhibits in January

Peru, Nebraska– Peru State’s sesquicentennial celebration continues this month by hosting two exhibits from the Museum of Nebraska Art – Kearney: Early Nebraska Women Artists  and Charles Guildner: Rural Schoolhouses. These exhibits are made available through the Museum of Nebraska Art’s ARTreach program and with support provided by a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council […]

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Meints to conduct Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors at Omaha Conservatory

Omaha – Dr. Kenneth Meints, associate professor of music at Peru State, will conduct the Omaha Conservatory’s three-night performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors.  The opera will be held December 15-17, 2017. Tickets for general admission are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Meints said, “It’s been wonderful to […]

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Peru State choirs to present fourth annual “The Magic of Christmas.”

Peru, Nebraska– Peru State College invites the community to visit campus on Thursday, December 7 for seasonal celebrations. Campus events that day include two performances of “The Magic of Christmas” Holiday Concert and an open house in the president’s home. The fourth annual “The Magic of Christmas” Holiday Concert will be performed at 4:30 p.m. […]

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Ironhorse-Kent returns to Peru State to speak with College 101 students

Peru, Nebraska– Rueben Ironhorse-Kent spoke with Peru State students on Wednesday, November 15. Students from Dr. Bill Clemente’s College 101 classes attended Ironhorse-Kent’s presentation about his artwork. Ironhorse-Kent is a multi-faceted artist who works with writing, sculpting, and painting as well as making and playing flutes. He played for the student audience, using a Northern […]

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Matt Hill named to Midlands Business Journal 2017 “40 under 40”

Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College congratulates Assistant Professor of Music Matt Hill on being named to the Midlands Business Journal 2017 “40 Under 40.” In addition to serving as Director of Choral Activities, Hill is the Executive Director of Sing Omaha. Hill founded “Sing Omaha Inc.” in January, 2007. This 501c3 non-profit organization serves as […]

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Billups, Naber featured in Senior Art Exhibition at Peru State Art Gallery

Peru, Nebraska– The Peru State Art Gallery is currently featuring the Senior Art Exhibition of Anna Naber and Katelyn Billups. The full exhibition will be open through December 12. The Peru State Art Gallery is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or […]

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Nebraska State College System Board names Anderson, Davis and Holtz to Peru State’s emeritus faculty

Wayne, Nebraska – Following a nomination process, recently retired Peru State professors, Ken Anderson, Spencer Davis and Dan Holtz were honored with emeritus faculty status by a vote of the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees. The nomination process began with faculty colleagues, but required the recommendation of both Dr. Dan Hanson and Chancellor […]

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Peru State Theatre Company to host workshop by Nebraska playwright Becky Boesen

Peru, Nebraska – Becky Boesen, the Nebraska playwright behind Bullet, will present the workshop “This Stuff Inside of Me” on November 16, 2017 at Peru State College.  The workshop will be a guide for the beginner playwright with a focus on creating story structure from organic ensemble work. Boesen will be in Peru immediately following […]

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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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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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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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