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

Provo, Utah – Best Affordable Colleges has named Peru State College third best in the nation on a list of “Best Affordable Small Colleges.” BestAffordableColleges.org writes, “Sometimes called the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” Peru State College combines the charm of a small town with award-winning programs to make it one of the best colleges […]

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Phi Beta Lambda students recognized with national awards.

Baltimore, Maryland – The Peru State Phi Beta Lambda chapter brought home 16 national awards. Of the 22 students representing Peru State, 17 placed in the top-ten. This year’s National Leadership Conference took place in Baltimore, Maryland from June 22nd to June 26th. Thousands of highly competitive students from all over the United States took […]

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Peru State College turns 151, wraps up sesquicentennial year celebration.

Peru, Nebraska – On June 20, Peru State College recognized the 151st anniversary of its chartering in 1867. Its sesquicentennial year was marked by the completion of historical projects, new art installations, On June 20, 1867, the fledgling state government of Nebraska named Peru, Nebraska, as the home of the state’s first college. The College […]

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Peru State and World-Herald history book wins national award

WASHINGTON, DC —The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced the winners of its 2018 Circle of Excellence awards. Nebraska’s First College: Shaping the Future since 1867, a history of Peru State College’s 150 years, won the gold award in its category. More than 3,700 institutions of higher education are members of CASE. Nebraska’s […]

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Peru State students attend psychology conference in San Francisco

Peru, Nebraska– Two Peru State students, Sara Granfors and Spencer Kerwin, and Dr. Jared Bartels, assistant professor of psychology, attended the 30th Annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention in San Francisco, California. Granfors writes, “This was the largest and most diverse psychology convention I’ve ever been to. The variety in research topics and the […]

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Armbruster, Dunn receive James G. and Mavis Green Scholarship

Peru, Nebraska – Dr. Greg Galardi, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Peru State College, announced that Bailey Armbruster and Charles “Chaz” Dunn are the sophomore and senior recipients of the James G. and Mavis Green Scholarship. The Green Scholarship is awarded to sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in business administration with a […]

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Criminal Justice students take part in border immersion experience

Juarez, Mexico – Three Peru State College criminal justice students had the opportunity to visit the Columbian Mission Center in El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. Hailey Benedict (Springfield, NE), Nicholas Novak (Dawson, NE) and Sierra Renner (Lincoln, NE) traveled to the southern border of the United States with assistant professor of criminal justice Ronicka […]

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Peru State to provide scholarships to Ariens’ employees and their families

Peru, Nebraska – Following the announcement that Ariens Company would be closing its Auburn, Nebraska location, Peru State College will offer a one-year scholarship to Ariens employees, their spouses, children and dependents. The one-year scholarship is for 67% of the cost of tuition and is the equivalent of the tuition waiver offered to the families […]

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Peru State announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College today released the names students who earned a place on the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester, including 457 students from Nebraska, 26 other states, Puerto Rico and 9 foreign countries. To make the Dean’s List, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for […]

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Peru State College awards degrees to 402.

Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College and its President, Dr. Dan Hanson, under the authority of the Nebraska State College System granted degrees to 402 graduates on Saturday, May 5, 2018. More than 3000 people attended the ceremony in the Al Wheeler Athletic Center. December 2017, May 2018 and August 2018 graduates were all eligible to […]

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Mike Johanns gives commencement address at Peru State

Peru, Nebraska – Mike Johanns, former senator of Nebraska, gave the commencement address at Peru State College to a crowd of more than 2700 graduates, family members, faculty and staff. The major theme of his speech was cultivating relationships and service to others. Johanns was introduced by the Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System, […]

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Peru State hosts Kids Against Hunger event

Peru, Nebraska– Peru State student organizations, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the Al Wheeler Activity Center March 21 to package over 10,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger. Peru State’s Student Success Services (SSS), Good Samaritan Society, Actions in Motion (AIM), Volleyball team and Home Health partnered with Omaha Against Hunger, a volunteer-based, non-profit […]

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Trophies brought home from national criminal justice conference.

Cleveland – Four Peru State students participated in the 2018 National American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon Conference Ohio. The theme for this year’s conference was Modern Technology, Police Training & Equipment and Police Accountability & Community Involvement. The students were accompanied by Danny Hayes, instructor of criminal justice, and Dr. Amber Mahan, assistant professor […]

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Peru State joins community to clean up

Peru, Nebraska – More than 90 Peru State students and staff joined a city-wide clean up on April 27. The group collected more than 100 pickup loads of trash, litter and other items. Peru State College, the Peru Community Impact Group and the City of Peru partnered together for this year’s citywide cleanup.  Members of […]

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56 teacher candidates initiated into honor society

Peru, Nebraska –  Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is pleased to announce that 56 teacher candidates have been invited and inducted into its membership through the Beta Mu Chapter of Peru State College.  The initiation ceremony took place on April 20, 2018 in the Live Oak Room on Peru State’s campus. The […]

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Peru State College commencement to be held Saturday, May 5

Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College will hold its annual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5 in the Al Wheeler Activity Center. More than 400 students will earn diplomas this spring in graduate and undergraduate studies. Former Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns will give the commencement address. Attendees are invited to a catered reception on the […]

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Peru State attends Mathematical Association of America conference

Peru, Nebraska – Four student members of Alpha Mu Omega attended the Nebraska Southeast South Dakota Spring 2018 Section Meeting held in April. The Peru State students were escorted by Dr. Laura McCauley, assistant professor of mathematics, and Cassandra Cox, instructor of mathematics. McCauley presented “Spot It! with Combinatorics” at the conference. Her presentation focused […]

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

Peru, Nebraska – The Peru Theatre Company is presenting their 2018 iteration of “The Disco Citizens.” The Disco Citizens is a collection of thirty short plays written by Peru State students to be performed in the Jindra Fine Arts Black Box Theatre. The ticket price is $10 for general audiences and $5 for students and […]

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

Kearney, Nebraska – 36 Peru State College students competed in the 2017-2018 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference. Peru State’s PBL chapter earned 96 top-eight awards including 16 first place finishes this year and four chapter awards. Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan, professor of business and Peru State’s PBL advisor writes, “Peru State Phi Beta Lambda […]

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

Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State Art Gallery is currently featuring the Senior Art Exhibition of Anna McCord,  Gerald Focken, and Nathan Peoples. The full exhibition will be open through May 2, 2018. The Peru State Art Gallery is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. […]

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