2020

March

3/6 Peru State student to study in Prague

3/6 Hays awarded the Fall 2019 Gleim Exam Prep CPA Review System Scholarship

February

2/28 College Band and Jazz Ensemble Hold Joint Concert On March 1

2/24 Peru Theatre Company attends the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

2/24 Peru State’s Koelzer heads to Unicameral

2/24 Peru State College to hold Dr. Seuss Day

2/14 Peru State College Art Gallery hosts Loren Entz Art Showcase

2/14 Peru State art faculty, Ken Curtis, to host free Photoshop workshop

2/14 Peru State College Announces Fall 2019 President’s and Dean’s Lists

2/07 Peru Theatre Company to perform White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

2/12 2019-2020 Residence Assistants

2/07 Rotaract aids in efforts to conserve water

2/07 Peru State College to host 36th Annual District History Day

2/07 Red Cross and Peru State hosts blood drive on February 11

2/05 Peru State will host 47th Annual High School Business Contest

2/02 Advocate and #WhyIStayed creator, Beverly Gooden, to speak at Peru State

2/02 Reception held in Art Gallery for Meghan Flynn

January

1/23 Governor Ricketts appoints Tyler Harms to be Student Trustee

Peru State College holds Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Brunch

Peru State College awards degrees to 147 in December

Peru State Colleges awards 49 degrees in August

Peru State contributes to Share the Warmth Project

Peru State Students Attend Phi Beta Lambda Conference in New York

Dennis works on Brownville Historical Society Archival Project

2019

December

12/09 Schneider to retire after eight years as head football coach at Peru State

12/05 Peru State student organizations host Gerrymandering Program

12/05 Peru State College’s Career Challenge continues

November

11/27 W.N. Delzell Residence Hall wins award for outstanding design

11/27 Peru State students present at Kappa Delta Pi International Convocation

11/27 Feeding 44 and Food Bank of Lincoln continue to serve Nemaha County

11/22 Peru State Choirs to present Magic of Christmas with open house to follow

11/22 Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble performs on December 5

11/15 Bittner named interim Dean of the School of Education at Peru State

11/15 Peru State students recognized at SHAPE Nebraska Conference

11/12 Peru State hosts Veterans Day activities

11/11 Peru State College celebrates first generation students

11/11 Peru State College Band presents concert: An American Celebration

11/8 Peru State admissions to host fourth annual Tour-n-Tailgate

11/8 Peru Theatre Company to present Dead Man’s Cellphone

11/8 Peru State wins six first place awards at regional criminal justice conference.

11/8 Hayes voted Vice President of Region 3 for American Criminal Justice Association and Lambda Alpha Epsilon

11/8 Mole Day Returns

11/4 Peru State to host Veterans Day activities

11/1 Peru State hosts fourth annual Art Day

11/1 Peru State College hosts 2019 Southeast Nebraska Career Fair

11/1 Explorer, sailor and photographer, David Thoreson, visits Peru State College

11/1 Peru State welcomes Sarah Rogers as new Director of Financial Aid

October

10/31 Peru State 2019 Leadership Conference

10/31 Peru State College announces winners of 48th annual Show Choir Festival.

10/23 Area children invited to Boo Bash at Peru State and Fall Festival with Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Peru

10/22 Peru State Hosts 48th Annual Show Choir Festival

10/21 Peru State to host 2019 Southeast Nebraska Career Fair

10/18 Peru State Distinguished Speaker Series to feature David Thoreson

10/14 Peru Theatre Company to present Two 2-Handers: A Staged Reading Series

10/8  Rieschick returns to Peru State as Director of Business Services

10/8  Peru State Choirs present concert “We Rise Again”

10/8  Peru State holds Education Planning Fair

10/8  Peru Theatre Company Hosting Free Acting Workshops

10/7  2019 Homecoming Parade Winners

10/7  Zurek and Constantino named 2019 Homecoming Queen and King

10/7  2019 Homecoming Court announced

10/7  Charles and Judy Grotrian honored as 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshals

10/2  Peru State to Add Four Varsity and One Junior varsity Program in 2020-21

September

9/27 2019 Homecoming Court announced

9/27 The passing of former Peru State President Jerry Gallentine

9/27 Peru State ranked fifth best online college in nation for affordability

9/27 Department of Corrections bring K9 Unit to Campus for Demonstration

9/27 Media Advisory: Peru State Homecoming

9/20 Suicide Prevention Week at Peru State College

9/20 Alpha Chi fundraiser to stencil Bobcats on driveways, sidewalks

9/20 Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble presents: Jazz on the Green

9/20 Peru State hosts free graphic design classes

9/13 Peru State Residence Assistants start new year

9/13 Region Invited to attend Homecoming

9/13 Campus Activity Board holds Oakstock

9/13 Admissions updates application for admission

9/13 28 units collected at September 10 blood drive

9/13 Nebraska State College System’s 2025 Strategic Plan Set, Partnerships and Pathways

9/9 Peru State freshman class is largest in 30 years

9/6 Registrations now being accepted for Peru State Homecoming Parade

9/6 Peru State offering digital diplomas

9/6 Nebraska Brass performed at Peru State

9/6 Students shave heads in solidarity with Riley Holstine.

9/6 Peru State hosts Part-Time Job Fair

9/6 Kayaking and paddleboarding at Duck Creek

9/6 Peru Daycare presents Read with Me Wednesday

August

8/29 Nelson wins Krannert Mock Case Competition

8/23 Lieutenant Governor visits Peru State

8/23 Bartlett serves as International Faculty at Harmony University

8/23 Moore artwork featured in Iowa, Nebraska

8/23 Peru State Holds Convocation for New Freshmen

8/23 Freshmen participate in community service projects

8/23 Nebraska Brass to Perform at Peru State

8/19 Simpson to join Missouri Western State University

8/16 Eight new faculty members hired at Peru State

8/16 Hill selected as inaugural clinician for NCDA All-State Concert Choir

8/16 Bittner and Kingsley publish picture book

July

7/8 Peru State Phi Beta Lambda Chapter brings home 15 national trophies

June

6/10 Peru State tops most affordable list of online Nebraska colleges for second year

6/10 Kayla Myers awarded Scroll of Service at Peru State

6/10 17 Peru State students win chance to compete at National Leadership Conference

6/10 Peru State alum, Becky Liston, named Teacher of the Year twice in 2019

6/10 Assistant Professor of Art at Peru State College displays art show at the Warren Cultural Center

6/10 Stigge, Cielocha and Herron serve as officers of Southwestern Association of Parasitologists

May

5/31 Phi Epsilon Kappa chapter presented Thomas Ediger Award

5/31 American Red Cross will host Blood Drive at Peru State on June 25

5/29 Mia King, Charles Kosmicki and Kylee Combs named winners at Peru State’s third Annual Art Day.

5/29 Danny Hayes appointed Chair of National ACJA-LAE Scholarship Committee

5/29 John and Bea Patterson Collection on display at Peru State College Art Gallery

5/29 Austin Guhde-Egger awarded the James G. and Mavis Green Freshman Scholarship

5/29 Kelsi Leininger awarded James G. and Mavis Green Scholarship

5/29 Noah Wynn awarded the James G. and Mavis Green Scholarship

5/29 Tyler Harms awarded the James G. and Mavis Green Scholarship

5/28 Peru State selects Fresh Ideas as its new dining service provider

5/28 Peru State awards degrees to more than 400

5/21 Peru State hosts first new student orientation of summer

5/21 Judy Grotrian presented Barb Lewellen Award by Student Senate

5/10 Peru State College announces Spring 2019 President’s and Dean’s Lists

5/8  Peru State’s online programs nationally ranked for ROI

5/7  Peru State Performing Arts Center Grand Opening

5/7  Matt Hill named 2019 Teaching Excellence Award winner

5/7  Larry Green receives Distinguished Service Award

5/2  Kayla Myers appointed to NSCS Board of Trustees

April

4/30 Peru State hosts choral invitational in newly remodeled Performing Arts Center

4/30 Peru State students participate in clean-up events in Brownville and Peru

4/30 Lori Broady recognized with 2019 Thousand Oaks Alumni Excellence Award

4/30 Paul Fell recognized with 2019 Thousand Oaks Alumni Excellence Award

4/30 Jeff Greenwald recognized with 2019 Thousand Oaks Alumni Excellence Award

4/30 Marilyn Schlake recognized with 2019 Thousand Oaks Alumni Excellence Award

4/26 Lacie Hansen named 2019 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award winner

4/25 Rozlyn Cole elected Vice President of Public Relations for Nebraska PBL

4/25 Emily Oestmann elected Vice President of Technology for Nebraska PBL

4/25 Mike Gerdes named Businessperson of the Year

4/25 Phi Beta Lambda brings home 75 awards including 20 first place finishes from State Leadership Conference

4/25 eCampus.com Announces Partnership with Peru State College to Increase Access to Affordable Course Materials

4/22 Grand Opening Celebration for Peru State College’s Performing Arts Center

4/18 Peru State College commencement to be held Saturday, May 4

4/18 Peru plans 9th Annual Clean-up Day on Friday, April 26

4/18 Cole awarded the Fall 2019 Gleim Exam Prep CPA Review System Scholarship

4/18 Harlow awarded Spring 2019 Gleim Exam Prep CPA Review System Scholarship

4/10 Peru State’s Council for Exceptional Children hosts First Annual Exceptional Bobcat Sports Camp

4/10 Phelps-Roper speaks to Peru State College about lessons learned from leaving Westboro Baptist Church

4/10 Peru State College staff members attend conference for the benefit of transfer students

4/9  Peru State to screen “Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”

4/9  Kappa Omicron Rho attends National American Criminal Justice Association / Lambda Alpha Epsilon Conference; brings home four national trophies.

4/9  Empty Bowls event a successful fundraiser for food insecurity

4/5  Peru State College to provide tuition assistance to students and families impacted by the floods

4/2  Loughlin presents on Elizabeth Shepley Sargent at part of celebration of Women’s History Month

4/2  Peru Theatre Company to present “Behind Closed Doors” as part of The Disco Citizens

March

3/28 Peru State management students tour Cargill in Nebraska City

3/28 Hannah Earnhardt to speak at Homestead National Monument of America

3/28 Peru State College to host the first annual Research and Creativity Day

3/28 Mainstreet Bank collaborates with Peru State art students to create new seal

3/28 Peru State students visit Costa Rica as part of research trip

3/27 ESU4 and Peru State College partner to address Southeast Nebraska’s shortage of substitute teachers

3/26 Former member of Westboro Baptist Church to present at Peru State

3/19 Peru State packages more than 10,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger

3/15 Peru community comes together to prepare for flooding

3/15 NEBRASKAland Foundation honors Dr. Sara Crook

3/15 Peru State’s Bailey Bindle honored as Newman Civic Fellow

3/8 Cat in the Hat statue unveiled on Peru State campus

3/6 Peru State College welcomes teachers and teacher candidates for Engaging Educators Conference

3/6 Tom Casey named to hall of fame for Iowa football coaches

3/5 Peru State Student Dylan Dittman Heads to the Unicameral

3/5 TRIOmaha performs on Peru State campus

3/5 Bailey Bindle named 2019 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar

3/5 Peru State teacher-candidates certified in archery instruction

3/1 Update: 35th Annual District History Day Results

February

2/21 Dr. Paul Turman, new Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System, visits Peru State

2/21 Winners of Peru State’s 46th Annual Business Contest

2/21 Statue of the Cat in the Hat to be dedicated on Peru State campus

2/18 Barry Jurgensen presents “Forever Free: Walk into History” in honor of Black History Month

2/18 Dr. Seuss Day planned at Peru State

2/18 Jesse McCartney to visit Peru State, sponsored by Campus Activities Board

2/15 Peru State College to host 35th Annual District History Day

2/13 TRIOmaha to give concert at Peru State

2/13 The Core Ensemble Returns to Peru State, features Dracyn Blount in Of Ebony Embers

2/12 ImPERUving as One Group writes mission and vision statement

2/8 Peru State College bowling team competes at Hastings College tournament

2/7 Peru Theatre Company presents Heart Attacks! during week of Valentine’s Day.

2/5 Speaker, author, ESPY Award winner, Aaron Thomas visits Peru State campus

2/4 Peru State will host 46th Annual High School Business Contest

2/4 Blood Drive on Feb. 12 at Peru State

January

1/31 Peru State College awards 181 degrees in December

1/31 Peru State College celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday

1/28 New exhibit, #whileistayed, at Peru State College Art Gallery

1/28 Core Ensemble performs chamber music theatre work celebrating Harlem Renaissance

1/28 Peru State College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha sign agreement to promote graduate study in athletic training

1/18 Peru State history book wins Nebraska 2018 Book Award

1/18 NEBRASKAland Foundation to honor Dr. Sara Crook among distinguished Nebraskans at Statehood Day Celebration

1/18 Teacher candidates from Peru State College celebrate another successful Brain Quest

1/18 Peru State College Criminal Justice program nationally ranked for affordability

1/18 Peru Day Care receives grant from the Nemaha County Development Fund Foundation

1/10 Peru State’s Distinguished Speaker Series to feature Aaron Thomas

 

2018

December

12/20 Peru State College announces inaugural President’s List

12/20 Peru State College announces fall 2018 Dean’s List

12/20 Peru State to provide scholarships to Diversified Foods and Seasonings’ employees and their families

12/14 ImPERUving as One Group to form committees in January

12/14 Alum named Student Doctor of the Month

12/14 Dedra Braxmeyer named Master Teacher

12/14 Angela Antholz named Administrator of Year

12/14 Matt Hill named Choral Director of the Year

12/14 Mason White elected to Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Board

12/14 Peru State College Recognized by National Strength and Conditioning Association

November

11/30 Peru State choirs to present fifth annual “The Magic of Christmas.”

11/30 Peru State College student organizations raise canned food donations

11/30 Peru State College’s Career Challenge celebrates diversity and determination

11/30 Peru State Students Attend Nebraska Fall Leadership Conference

11/30 Rozlyn Cole named Nebraska Phi Beta Lambda member of the month

11/30 Peru State learns more about alum that was World War I flying ace

11/16 Peru State hosts Veterans Day activities

11/16 Peru State students recognized at Nebraska SHAPE Conference

11/16 Winter Necessities Drive held to benefit CEDARS Home for Children

11/16 Nebraska CPA Scholarships awarded to three Peru State College students

11/16 School of Education extends deadline for Exceptional Bobcat Sports Camp

11/16 Sydney Armbruster intersects housing and healthcare on Episode 17 of Rural Futures Podcast

11/2 Town Hall to be held in Peru

11/1 Thirty-five choirs compete in Peru State College’s show choir competition

11/1 Veterans Day Activities planned at Peru State

October

10/31 Chandler retires after 43 years

10/31 Native American History class returns from five day tour

10/31 Mole Day brings chemistry magic to campus

10/31 Peru Theatre Company invites community to the final production of the fall

10/31 Peru State’s Sesquicentennial Time Capsule to be buried

10/30 Boo Bash, Trunk-or-Treat hand out a lot of candy!

10/29 Criminal Justice students and faculty bring home 13 trophies, Top Percentage Award from regional conference

10/29 Peru State Admissions to host third annual Tour-n-Tailgate

10/29 Peru State and Johnson-Brock Elementary collaborate on Social Studies Fair

10/29 Deisley named 2018 Physical Education Teacher of the Year

10/25 Hayes recognized as Volunteer of the Year

10/25 Bindle meets Melania Trump as part of SADD National Council

10/19 Peru State College ranked nationally for best online Business Management program

10/18 Peru State College to host 2018 Southeast Nebraska Career Fair

10/18 Peru State College’s Art Gallery hosts “Sugar Coated” by Professor Susan Moore

10/15 Peru State reschedules grand opening of Performing Arts Center

10/9 Homecoming Building Decoration Awards are announced

10/9 Whipple and Boshart crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen and King

10/8 Peru State plans workforce development discussion in Falls City

September

9/21 Peru State College alumni, Rachel Henry, announced winner of the 2018 Inspire Award

9/21 Phi Epsilon Kappa workout commemorates 9/11

9/20 Rural Health Opportunities Program now accepting applications

9/20 Staged Reading 10-Minute Play Festival Jindra Black Box Theatre

9/20 Physical Educations students learn and kayak at Duck Creek

9/20 September and October music events announced

9/20 Peru State College nationally ranked among most affordable accredited online colleges

9/14 Peru Day Care receives grant from the Nemaha County Development Fund Foundation

9/14 Step One Recognition for Peru Day Care

9/14 Campus Activity Board holds Oakstock

9/14 Peru State announces 2018 Homecoming Grand Marshal

9/14 Region invited to celebrate Peru State’s “Road Trip” homecoming on Oct. 5 weekend

9/14 Peru State College awards degrees to 44 in August

9/14 Peru State College hosts Ken Alvine’s Vintage Art Collection

9/13 Under Secretary Randy Reeves visits Peru State

9/10 Peru work group launches fall survey

9/6 Wellington Ferguson recognized in 40 under 40 list

9/6 Peru State and Blue Rivers partner to help students

9/5 Rachel Henry is a finalist for the Inspire Award of Excellence in Business

August

8/27 Registrations now being accepted for Peru State Homecoming Parade

8/26 Starbucks coffee now available in the Bobcat Den on the Peru State campus.

8/19 Peru State freshmen packed 31,104 meals for Omaha Against Hunger

8/19 Nine new faculty at Peru State for fall

8/17 New resident assistants, living learning community mentors greet class of 2022

8/16 Peru State alum, Dr. Feyi Obamehinti, appointed to Texas Diabetes Council

8/16 City of Peru and Peru State College collaborate on vision for the future

8/16 Peru State College named most affordable online college in Nebraska

July

7/9 Wayne Albury named Athletic Director

7/9 Peru State named third on list of best affordable small colleges.

7/9 Phi Beta Lambda students recognized with national awards.

June

6/20 Nebraska artist Jay Tschetter sculpts murals for Peru State College

6/20 Peru State College turns 151, looks back at sesquicentennial year celebration.

6/20 Peru State and World-Herald history book wins national award

6/18 Peru State students attend psychology conference in San Francisco

6/18 Criminal Justice students take part in border immersion experience

6/18 Armbruster, Dunn receive James G. and Mavis Green Scholarship

6/15 Peru State to provide scholarships to Ariens’ employees and their families

6/8 Peru State announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List

6/4 Netzer to publish on how nanotechnology can detect water contaminant

 

May

5/25 Wayne Albury named Interim Athletic Director

5/24 Summer construction begins at Peru State College

5/21 Peru State alum, Kesha Beethe speaks to Board of Trustees Scholars from Nebraska State College System

5/16 Next Steps in Chancellor Search for Nebraska State College System Chancellor Carpenter Announces Retirement

5/11 Peru State College to bury time capsule

5/11 Dr. Dennis Welsh named 2018 Teaching Excellence Award winner

5/11 Peru State College awards degrees to 402

5/11 Senator Floyd Vrtiska receives award for Distinguished Service to Peru State

5/11 Senator Mike Johanns gives commencement address at Peru State

5/11 Peru State hosts Kids Against Hunger event

5/11 Trophies brought home from national criminal justice conference

5/4 56 teacher candidates initiated into honor society

5/1 Peru State attends Mathematical Association of America conference

5/1 Peru State joins community to clean up

April

4/30 Peru State College commencement to be held Saturday, May 5

4/16 The Disco Citizens Present: “This Can’t Be Happening!?”

4/13 Curt Tomasevicz explores how support from Nebraska and overcoming fear defined three Olympic appearances

4/10 Jeff Harvey named Businessperson of the Year

4/10 Sheri Grotrian-Ryan named State Advisor of the Year

4/10 City of Peru, Peru Community Impact Group, Peru State College to collaborate on April 27’s citywide cleanup day

4/10 Phi Beta Lambda brings home 96 awards including sixteen first place finishes from State Leadership Conference

4/02 Olympic Champion Curt Tomasevicz to speak at Peru State

4/02 Three students featured in exhibition at Peru State’s Art Gallery

4/02 Peru State’s show choir, Prestige, to present 2018 Spring Showcase

 

March

3/30 Peru State to recognize Alcohol Awareness and Sexual Assault Awareness in April

3/30 Alumna named national finalist for 2018 RITA award.

3/30Peru State hosts 25th annual Greater Southeast Nebraska Mathematics Challenge

3/28 Bailey Bindle named Traffic Safety Scholar

3/28 Governor Pete Ricketts Appoints NSCS Student Trustees

3/22 First Peru State webinar about co-teaching

3/21 Joe Starita speaks about new book, history of Nebraska

3/19 Peru State continues Adopt-a-Block program in City of Peru

3/19 Peru State to host diversity and inclusion mini-conference

3/19 Peru State holds Second Annual Art Day on March 23

3/19 Peru State Theatre Company to present The 10-Minute Play Festival!

3/14 Peru State College named #3 in nation for online criminal justice program.

3/14 Peru State College student honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

3/13 Marion Marsh Brown commemorated as part of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial

3/12 Bailey Bindle warns against buzzed driving in advance of St. Patrick’s Day.

3/7 Peru State alum Tim Oehring one of five Thank You Teacher Award winners

3/5 Peru State will host 25th annual Greater Southeast Nebraska Mathematics Challenge

3/5 Peru State College announces winners of 34th Annual District History Day

3/5 Joe Starita, author, journalist and professor, to speak at Peru State

3/1 Peru State College hosts 2018 Southeast Nebraska Career Fair

3/1 Janice Gilmore visit to Peru State rescheduled

3/1 Phillip Zach recital on Peru State campus rescheduled

February

2/28 Student exhibit at Peru State Art Gallery

2/28 Solie presents at conference on Peru State’s sesquicentennial planning

2/28 Peru State welcomes Debbie White as new Vice President of Administration and Finance

2/26 Peru State College to host annual Southeast Nebraska Career Fair

2/20 Peru State students present at 2018 Society of Health and Physical Educators Conference

2/19 Janice Gilmore to present at Peru State as part of Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Month

2/19 Peru Student Education Association makes valentines for Hillcrest Care Center

2/19 Derby Johnson thanked for his continuing commitment to Peru State and the Nebraska State College System

2/14 Actions in Motion visits Kids of HIS Kingdom Daycare

2/14 Peru State College Music Program to host recital by Philip D. Zach

2/13 Natilie Williams speaks on campus to student leaders.

2/13 Peru State named third most affordable online Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship

2/13 Peru State College to host 34th Annual District History Day

2/13 Horatio Alger Association names Donna Neeman 2018 Alumnus of the Year

2/13 45th Annual Business Contest winners at Peru State College

2/5 NCCAA Coach of the Year, longtime Lyon College Hall of Fame athletic director hired to serve as Peru State Athletic Director

January

1/31 Chelsea Turek published in National Social Science Journal

1/29 45th Annual Business Contest to be held at Peru State

1/29 Peru State College will host Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration program

1/18 Seven Peru State students attend Phi Alpha Theta National Conference

1/18 Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces scholarship for Peru State’s Trey Nelson

1/18 Peru State announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

1/12 Peru State Art Gallery hosts two exhibits in January

1/12 Peru State College awards 149 degrees in December

1/12 Week of activities in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announced at Peru State

1/12 Peru State hosts 23rd Brain Quest

December

12/21 Jill Johnson named 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year

12/19 Writer’s Guild holds 2017-2018 Creative Writing Contest

12/12 Meints to conduct Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors at Omaha Conservatory

12/12 Peru State students attend Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference

12/11 Peru State named most affordable online college in Nebraska.

12/7 Peru State students, faculty and staff sign Performing Arts Center beam

November

11/30 Temme named to ServeNebraska Leadership Council

11/30 Celebrate the season with Peru State College!

11/30 Education students present wax museum of Nebraskan and other famous educators in honor of Peru State’s sesquicentennial

11/30 Ironhorse-Kent returns to Peru State to speak with College 101 students

11/27 Riley attends PBL National Conference in St. Louis

11/27 Omaha Jaycees name Alec Gorynski one of Ten Outstanding Young Omahans for 2017

11/27 Distinguished Speaker Series brings Nebraska speaker to campus, Aaron Davis

11/27 Reeves confirmed as Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs

11/20 Billups, Naber featured in Senior Art Exhibition at Peru State Art Gallery

11/20 Matt Hill named to Midlands Business Journal 2017 40 under 40

11/20 Astronaut Clayton Anderson coming to Peru State

11/20 Nebraska State College System Board names Anderson, Davis and Holtz to Peru State’s emeritus faculty

11/20 Fall Social Studies Fair at Johnson-Brock Elementary School

11/20 Phi Beta Lambda students recognized for national awards

11/15 Peru State Theatre Company to host workshop by Nebraska playwright Becky Boesen

11/14 Night traffic again able to find Peru; aid accidentally summoned from Rohan

11/14 Keith Bystrom presents on Lewis and Clark Trail

11/14 Peru State Theatre Company to present Bullet

11/10 Peru State Distinguished Speaker Series features Aaron Davis

October

10/30 2017 Homecoming Photos

10/30 Omaha natives crowned 2017 Peru State Homecoming King and Queen

10/30 Power of Thought statue dedicated on Peru State campus

10/24 2017 Homecoming Court announced

10/24 150th anniversary of first day of class celebrated at Peru State College

10/23 Peru State Choirs present concert, Heritage, to celebrate state and campus sesquicentennials

10/23 Area children invited to Boo Bash at Peru State and Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Peru

10/23 Power of Thought statue to be installed on Peru State campus

10/17 New faculty member, Nate Netzer, brings nanotechnology and National Science Foundation grant to campus research with students

10/16 150th anniversary of first day of classes to be held at Peru State College

10/12 MONA exhibit, John Falter: Historical Illustrator and Jazz from Life, on display at Peru State

10/11 Daryl and Peggy Long named Grand Marshals of Peru State Homecoming Parade

10/11 Governor Ricketts reappoints Dr. Darolyn Seay to Nebraska Professional Practice Commission

10/9 Peru Theatre Company to present The Arsonists

10/9 Dr. Gul Ahmad to be Lead Guest Editor of the Journal of Tropical Medicine

10/6 Reeves nomination hearing held by Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs

10/6 Region invited to celebrate Peru State’s sesquicentennial during “Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat” homecoming on Oct. 28 weekend

September

9/27 Peru State among top ten Most Affordable Online Colleges in nation

9/27 Registrations now being accepted for Peru State Homecoming Parade

9/27 School of Education receives grant for a book club in a low-income, high-mobility school

9/22 Peru State’s vegan dining options earn 100% satisfaction from students responding to PETA

9/20 Peru State’s Feeding 44 adds new services with help from Nebraska Methodist College’s Occupational Therapy and Nursing programs

9/11 Peru State student, Kaelia Nelson, named Miss Chadron 2018

9/6 Randy Reeves nominated for Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs

9/6 Peru State students sought for AmeriCorps positions in Nebraska City Public Schools

9/6 Chuck Schroeder art show, Elders: Character Over Time, at Peru State Art Gallery

9/5 Peru State named Top 25 Online Military-Friendly University in the Nation

9/4 College 101 event receives grant from Nemaha County Development Foundation Fund

9/4 Bailey Bindle pens op-ed on drunk driving

August

8/24 Connie Edmond speaks at Convocation for Class of 2021

8/24 Peru State hires four new faculty members

8/17 Peru State Announces New Scholarship for Veterans and Active Duty Military Service Members

8/17 After a difficult start, Peru State provided NASA-approved solar viewers to 5000+ school age students in southeast Nebraska.

8/17 Davis retires from Peru State after 33 years

8/15 Van Gundy creates video about eclipse with focus on Auburn, eclipse safety

July

7/13 Rural Future’s Institute announces project grant with Peru State faculty

7/10 Peru State Sesquicentennial Committee attends Proclamation Ceremony with Governor Pete Ricketts

7/10 Scott Riley elected to PBL National Officer Team

7/10 Harshbarger again named to Phi Beta Lambda National Awards Program Committee

7/7 #IamPeruState: Marisa Pribnow

7/6 Phi Beta Lambda wins 13 top-ten national awards, plus two chapter awards from Anaheim

7/5 Over 325 enrolled in Peru State graduate programs for summer 2017

7/4 Peru State participates in Brownville Freedom Celebration

7/3 Matt Hill serves as guest judge at Memphis Fest

7/2 Media Advisory: Campus Closed on July 4; Peru State to participate in Brownville’s Freedom Celebration

7/1 Kappa Omicron Rho attends National American Criminal Justice Association / Lambda Alpha Epsilon Conference; brings home six national trophies.

June

6/23 Photo Essay: Peru State hosts Charter Day Celebration

6/20 Governor Ricketts proclaims June 20 special day of anniversary for Peru State

6/17 Peru State releases history book for sesquicentennial

6/17 1960s Peru State Alumni Group holds reunion

6/17 Peru State College holds All-College Reunion

6/16 Peru State awards degrees to 432

6/15 1960s Alumni Group dedicates new painting of Al Wheeler

6/12 City of Peru issues Peru State College Charter Day Proclamation

6/6 Bartlett is quarter-finalist for Music Educator GRAMMY, receives Legacy Award

 

May

5/28 #IamPeruState: Ted Harshbarger

5/26 Anna Most wins first place for illustration at Power of Wind Exhibition

5/26 Anna Naber wins Golden Leaf Award

5/26 Peru State College announces spring 2017 Dean’s List

5/26 Peru State Charter Day Activities Planned

5/25 Dr. Paul Hinrichs named Dean of School of Arts and Sciences at Peru State

5/22 Peru State to host All-College Reunion

5/16 Children’s activities announced for Peru State Charter Day on June 20

5/8 Peru State launches celebration of 150th anniversary

5/8 Peru State College opens Visitor and Interpretive Center

5/8 Peru State Concert Chorale debuts “Sons and Daughters of Peru”

5/8 Governor Ricketts gives commencement address at Peru State College

5/1 Kristi Nies named 2017 Teaching Excellence Award winner

 

April

4/28 Rain or Shine: Peru State students clean-up

4/27 Peru State College Commencement to be held Saturday, May 6; Governor Pete Ricketts to speak

4/24 Peru State alum, Raeanna Carbaugh, named NSEA 2017 Rookie of the Year

4/24 Psi Chi chapter founded at Peru State; 17 inducted

4/20 Peru State College’s online Masters in Education recognized among top 10 in nation

4/18 Alberts elected Vice President of Technology for Nebraska’s state Phi Beta Lambda organization

4/18 Riley named President of Nebraska’s state Phi Beta Lambda organization

4/18 Peru State Phi Beta Lambda win more than 80 top ten finishes including 12 first place awards

4/17 City of Peru, Peru State College to collaborate on April 28’s citywide cleanup day

4/17 President Hanson receives Patriot Award from ESGR

4/13 Peru State College’s online Business Management Program recognized among top 50 in nation

4/10 Dorman named Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

4/10 Community invited to Daryl Long Retirement Banquet on April 29

4/3 #IamPeruState: Dr. Sara Brandes Crook

4/3 Governor Pete Ricketts Appoints Treyten Nelson to serve as NSCS Student Trustees

March

3/31 Peru State Distinguished Speaker Series features Vijay Gupta

3/20 Musician and mental health activist, Vijay Gupta, to visit Peru State for Distinguished Speaker Series

3/14 Peru State College Mathematics Club will host the 24th annual Greater Southeast Nebraska Mathematics Challenge

3/6 Dr. Kyle Ryan joins inaugural class of Rural Future Institute Fellows

3/5 44th Annual Business Contest winners

3/2 Peru State Campus Activities Board to host Dylan Scott and LANco for St. Patrick’s Day Concert

3/1 Peru State College Student Named 2017 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar

 

February

2/28 In 1946: Governor Richard Barrett Lowe commands V-12 Program, elected dean

2/28 Dr. Seuss’s birthday to be celebrated on Peru State Campus.

2/16 Peru State College to host 33rd Annual District History Day

2/16 Peru State College to host Southeast Nebraska Career Fair

2/13 #IamPeruState: Zak Ruei

2/9 Peru State Theatre Company hosts Ghostlight Project

2/9 44th Annual High School Business Contest planned at Peru State

January

1/26 Peru State education students visit HTRS for team building event using math, language arts and physical education

1/26 Peru State Alum and former U.S. congressman, Robert Dinsmore Harrison, would be 120 today

1/20 Peru State hosts 21st Brain Quest

1/19 Peru State named a Military Friendly School for 2017

1/13 Media Advisory: Winter Storm Jupiter cancels one event at Peru State

1/13 Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission names newly planned Steamboat Trace Gran Fondo a Signature Event

1/13 Peru State College announces fall 2016 Dean’s List

1/5 Peru State College “Charter Event Celebration” recognized as a Signature Event by Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission

 

2016

 

December

12/31 Daryl Long retires from Peru State College after 50 years

12/25 Peru State College continues service and giving holiday tradition

12/19 Peru State students, faculty host and compete at American Criminal Justice Association conference

12/15 Peru State students attend Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

12/7 Peru State’s Kiana Borengasser presents at parasitology conference

12/5 Celebrate the season with Peru State College!

12/1 Five student groups hold toy drive at Peru State

November

11/29 Peru State Theatre Company in collaboration with P.R.I.D.E. and the Black Student Union to present AFTER ORLANDO: An International Theatre Action

11/18 Peru State College student organizations collected more than 220 pounds of food drive

11/18 Peru State hold Veterans Day activities on campus

11/13 Leadership Nebraska City visits Peru State

11/11 Peru State hold Veterans Day activities on campus

11/9 Peru State alum recognized for work in realty

11/9 Peru State hosts election night watch party

11/7 Feeding 44 finalist for state volunteer award

11/3 Peru State College hosts six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken

11/3 Peru State political science class conducts survey of legislative candidates on topic of election reform

October

10/31 Peru State Theatre Company presented “God of Carnage”

10/31 Peru hosts Trunk-or-Treat downtown and Boo Bash on Peru State campus

10/27 Peru State plans Veterans Day activities on campus

10/26 Four more reasons to visit Peru State College!

10/25 Bill Clemente essays published in “The Last Midnight”

10/24 149th anniversary of first day of classes at Peru State College; campus featured in Legacy of Nebraska 2017 Calendar

10/21 Bailey Kuhlmann sets World and American Records in Las Vegas

10/21 Peru State College to host Olympian Amy Van Dyken as part of the 2016-2017 Distinguished Speaker Series

10/17 Area children invited to Boo Bash at Peru State and Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Peru

10/14 “Tour-n-Tailgate” set for November 5th on the Peru State Campus

10/14 Peru State College student organizations host food drive

10/7 Peru State Theatre Company to present “God of Carnage”

10/7 Peru State to host forum on LB 268 and lifting the 2015 ban on the death penalty in Nebraska

10/2 Peru State Homecoming Photos and News

10/2 Omaha natives crowned Homecoming King and Queen.

 

September

9/28 Teacher preparation at Peru State College receives congratulations and approval from state

9/26 Jeff Alessandrelli has first vinyl-record only poetry press in U.S.

9/26 Peru State announces 2016 Homecoming Court

9/23 V-12 Program Alum, Jackson Howard, named Grand Marshal of Peru State Homecoming Parade

9/16 Whitni Redman, Jay Bryant and Gul Ahmad published in “Veterinary World”

9/15 Paul Hinrichs receives lifetime achievement award from the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics

9/8 Region invited to celebrate Peru State’s 96th annual homecoming Saturday, Oct. 1

9/8 Registrations now being accepted for Peru State Homecoming Parade

 

August

8/26 Peru State to host blood drive on September 13

8/25 Peru State holds Convocation for Class of 2020

8/23 Peru State hires nine new faculty members for fall

8/16 First day of class is August 22, Convocation held August 23

8/12 Peru State Art Gallery to feature work by Terry Van Gundy

8/10 Peru State alum, Joseph Fauver, speaks at Rotary conference for Nebraska and Iowa

 

July

7/29 $9.9 million renovations to Delzell Hall will begin in August

7/28 Akademos and Peru State College Partner to Reduce Course Material Costs and Improve the Textbook Adoption Process

7/28 Peru State named 25th best online psychology bachelor’s degree in nation.

7/21 Peru State twice named 5th most affordable online college in nation.

7/21 Bailey Kuhlmann takes first place in Powerlifting (Raw) at Cornhusker State Games

7/5 Peru State’s Phi Beta Lambda earns national recognition and members earn 12 top ten national awards

7/1 Center for Engaged Learning is new name for ongoing community engagement at Peru State

 

June

6/24 Holtz to release second album about Nebraska

6/20 Peru State College recognizes 149th anniversary; plans for 150th.

6/13 Two Peru State teacher candidates win scholarship.

6/10 Four new minors approved at Peru State College

6/9 Humanities Nebraska Speakers featured at Peru State’s Trails and Tales

6/1 Peru State College announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List

6/1 Peru State names RHOP Recipients

 

May

5/19 Teacher preparation at Peru State College receives congratulations, continued accreditation from national accreditor

5/13 Higher Learning Commission gives Peru State bill of good health.

5/12 Bartlett quarter-finalist for Music Educator GRAMMY Award

5/11 Kunkel named Dean of the School of Education

5/10 Peru State awards degrees to 426

5/9 Dr. Kelly Asmussen named 2015 Teaching Excellence Award winner

5/2 Retirees and employees recognized at annual luncheon

5/2 Peru State College participates in Brownville and Peru cleanups

5/2 Phi Alpha Theta presents check to Peru State College Foundation

 

April

4/28 Peru State College Commencement to be held Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Park Avenue and Campus Entrance Donor Dedication at 1 p.m.

4/20 City of Peru, Peru State College to collaborate on April 29’s citywide cleanup day

4/19 Peru State Student presents at Great Plains Student Psychology Convention

4/19 Peru State Rotaract Club hosts first ever district-wide Rotaract Retreat

4/19 Students present at Southwestern Association of Parasitologists

4/18 Peru State College gives 227 units of blood since June 2015

4/14 Nebraska sesquicentennial groups to meet on Peru State campus

4/12 Peru State College graduate student enrollment at historic high

4/11 Peru State’s Clemente to present children’s programs in April and May

4/11 Peru State College to host Nebraska poets, Matt Mason and Sarah McKinstry

4/11 Peru State’s Asmussen speaks at Institute for Ethnic Studies

4/11 Peru State Black Student Union hosts diversity conference; joins Red Cross Club and Wayne State College to donate to domestic violence shelter.

4/9 Peru State announces winners of the 23rd Annual Greater Southeast Nebraska Mathematics Challenge

4/7 Peru State’s Phi Beta Lambda earns 17 first place awards at state conference

4/5 Peru State College announces April 2016 events

4/5 Peru State College to host evening of musical theatre

4/5 Nebraska State Court of Appeals to hold session at Peru State College

4/4 Peru State named Military Spouse Friendly School for 2016

 

March

3/31 Governor Ricketts extends state college bonding authority, allowing renovation of Peru State College theatre and event space

3/29 Peru State College to host Nebraska’s National Association of Teachers of Singing Spring Workshop

3/28 Peru State College Masters in Education named fourth best online program in nation.

3/22 Peru State College enrollment at historic high.

3/21 Nebraska State College Board of Trustees okays demolition of Peru State’s Neal Hall.

3/18 Peru State College receives Legacy of Nebraska painting.

3/18 Peru State unveils new historical marker as part of run-up to sesquicentennial anniversary.

3/15 Peru State College announces winners of 32nd Annual District History Day

3/14 President Hanson speaks to Nebraska LEAD

3/10 Author, motivational speaker Wes Moore to visit Peru State College

3/9 Peru State College Library to serve as 2016 Nebraska Passport Stop

 

February

2/29 Cammack named Director of Admissions at Peru State College

2/29 February service: Peru State students host Family Literacy Game Night

2/26 Peru State College Announces March 2016 events

2/26 Peru State students learn from Holocaust Survivor

2/25 Peru State College students to play in Nebraska Intercollegiate Band

2/25 Peru State to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthdate.

2/25 February service: Peru State gives blood after winter storm Kayla.

2/25 February service: Peru State sends valentines to veterans.

2/22 Peru State College to host 32nd Annual District History Day

2/22 “Ain’t I a Woman?” to be performed at Peru State College

2/12 Peru State College announces results from 43rd Annual High School Business Contest

2/11 Hogue to serve as Director of Marketing and Communications at Peru State College

2/10 Peru State’s Criminal Justice program named among top 50 in nation.

2/8 Peru State National Alumni Association’s annual chili feed and fall athlete recognition planned for Feb. 20

2/4 Peru State College to host Southeast Nebraska Career Fair

2/3 Peru State College to host 43rd Annual High School Business Contest

2/1 Dr. Naser Alsharif to speak on “Being Muslim in America” at Peru State College

January

1/28 Peru State College alum joins “Rockapella”

1/27 Peru State College announces February 2016 events

1/27 Former Assistant Surgeon General, Retired Rear Admiral Dr. Ali Khan to visit Peru State

1/13 Peru State College announces fall 2015 Dean’s List

1/11 Peru State College to host youth cheer camp

1/8 Peru State’s chapter of Alpha Chi named Notable Chapter

1/5 Anderson to exhibit retrospective on art and career at Peru State College

 

2015

December

12/21 Peru State to close for holidays

12/21 Peru State to host 20th Anniversary of Trails and Tales

12/18 President Hanson delivers commencement address to graduates of Southeast Community College-Lincoln

12/17 Peru State alum named Outstanding New Elementary Principal of the Year

12/17 Petersen wins bronze prize at 2015 American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Nebraska Show

12/16 Peru State alum named to Midlands’ 40 under 40

12/14 Peru State College students present at 2015 Nebraska Psychological Society Undergraduate Conference

12/10 Charitable service and giving ramps up for holiday season

12/9 Fremont-Mills Community School seventh graders visit Peru State College

12/8 Celebrate the season with Peru State College!

12/7 Kyle Ryan recognized as E-Learning Innovator in Education by the University of Nebraska Medical Center

12/4 School of Education Hosts 19th Brain Quest

12/4 Peru State hosts Nemaha County Sheriff for marijuana seminar

12/3 Hill named Young Conductor of the Year

12/2 Weitzenkamp named to state advisory committee

12/1 Peru State named a Military Friendly School for 2016

November

11/9 Johnson-Brock Sixth Graders Participate in 27th Annual Peru State Social Studies Fair

11/6 York, Kansas City natives crowned 2015 Peru State Homecoming King and Queen

October

10/30 Peru State announces 2015 Homecoming Grand Marshal

10/27 Peru State announces 2015 Homecoming Court

10/23 PSC Grad Named NSEA Rookie of the Year

10/12 Kimmel Foundation Establishes Scholarships at Peru State

10/08 Registrations now being accepted for 95th Annual Peru State Homecoming Parade

10/08 Southeast Nebraskans invited to celebrate Peru State’s 95th annual homecoming Saturday, October 31

10/08 Volunteers gather for Kids Against Hunger event at Peru State

September

9/15 Rural Health Symposium at Peru State College Scheduled for September 25

August

8/26 Peru State to unveil Oak Bowl’s new bronze sculpture at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 29 before football vs. Central Methodist University
8/5 UNMC expands RHOP at Peru State College