Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces scholarship for Peru State’s Trey Nelson

Lincoln – Peru State’s Treyten “Trey” Nelson was awarded the Roy Smith Scholarship by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Nelson was one of six individual scholarship winners announced. The announcement reads, “All six scholarship winners will be honored at the chamber’s Nebraska Business Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony on Feb. 1 […]

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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 College awards 149 degrees in December

Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College and its President, Dr. Dan Hanson, granted degrees to 149 graduates on Friday, December 15, 2017. Peru State granted 72 Master of Science in Education degrees, 5 Master of Science in Organizational Management degrees, 58 Bachelor of Science degrees and 14 Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. President Hanson said, “Peru State […]

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Week of activities in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announced at Peru State

Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State College Council for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (CDEI) has announced the Week of Activities Celebrating Social Justice in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning Monday, January 15, 2015. All activities will be held in the entrance to the Student Center from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM. The Council […]

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Peru State hosts 23rd Brain Quest

Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State College of Education hosted their 23rd semi-annual Brain Quest learning event on December 1. Brain Quest is a biannual program for third graders that promotes science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM learning. Elementary Education majors at Peru State designed multiple activities to encourage hands-on engagement with STEM concepts. […]

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Writer’s Guild holds 2017-2018 Creative Writing Contest

Peru, Nebrska – The Peru State College Writer’s Guild is currently holding the 2017-2018 Creative Writing Contest.  Peru State students are welcome to enter poetry, creative fiction and creative non-fiction. Quentin Victor, president of the Writer’s Guild, writes, “As this is a contest, the winners in each category will receive Amazon Gift Cards from the […]

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Peru State students attend Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference

Peru, Nebraska– Twenty-seven Peru State students travelled to New Orleans for a National Leadership Conference hosted by the Phi Beta Lambda organization. In addition to attending the conference, students toured local historical sites and attractions, including the Café du Monde, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the Mississippi River. Dr. Kyle Ryan, professor of Kinesiology, […]

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Temme named to ServeNebraska Leadership Council.

 Peru, Nebraska– Peru State’s Noah Temme has been named to ServeNebraska’s Leadership Council.  He was chosen for his work with Peru State’s CHANCE Initiative and Americorps. ServeNebraska is the Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission. Their mission is “mobilizing Nebraskans to strengthen their communities through volunteering, collaboration, and national service programs.” A letter to Temme from the […]

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Education students present wax museum of Nebraskan and other famous educators in honor of Peru State’s sesquicentennial.

Peru, Nebraska– Peru State’s freshman education students presented profiles on educators from Nebraska and beyond with wax museum presentations on Monday. This program was in honor of Peru State’s and Nebraska’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Dr. Gina Bittner, associate professor of education, said, “These students worked so hard and really developed their public presentation skills while […]

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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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Riley attends PBL National Conference in St. Louis

St. Louis – Scott Riley attended the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda 2017 National Leadership Conference in St. Louis. Riley spoke and presented at the conference as part of his official duties as a national officer. Scott Riley is the Mountain Plains Vice President for the national PBL organization and the […]

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Distinguished Speaker Series brings Nebraska speaker to campus, Aaron Davis

  Peru, Nebraska- Aaron Davis, former University of Nebraska National Champion football player, spoke at Peru State College on Tuesday as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. His presentation was titled, “Attitude of a Champion”. According to his website, “Aaron Davis is a thought leader and expert in the area of attitude and how it […]

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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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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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Peru State Theatre Company to present Bullet

Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State Theatre Company will present a staged reading production of Bullet, a Midwestern Murder Fantasia.  Written by Nebraska playwright Becky Boesen, Bullet was inspired by the Charles Starkweather killing spree. Bullet is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Laura Lippman, and will star just two actors, Dillon Williamson and Jessie […]

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Omaha natives crowned 2017 Peru State Homecoming King and Queen.

Peru, Nebraska- Seniors Gunnar Orcutt and Nicole Osborn of Omaha were crowned Peru State College’s 2017 Homecoming king and queen on Saturday, October 28, by President Dan Hanson, First Lady Elaine Hanson, 2016’s Homecoming queen, Chelsea Reznicek and the 1967 Homecoming queen, CC Evangelist Harmon. The winners were elected by the Peru State student body. […]

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