78th Anniversary of PSU


Festive corridors, decorated hall, happy students and the last preparations – since morning October 6, Pyatigorsk State University has begun celebrating his Birthday.

78 Years of constant development, steady broadening of educational services spectrum, preservation and augmenting of the traditions – this is what PSU is now.

As previous years, the celebrations started with sporting events, held by the chair of physical education and sports. Athletics, kettlebell lifting, tug of war. The students of all the Institute and Higher Schools were competing for a status of the strongest ones.

 After that, there were joyful congratulations fr om the active students in the university’s hall who started a game called Arbat. Players were passing several thematic stations: fortune teller, illusionist, artists who painted portraits, mehendi; they participated in duyball and played tip-it. All the participants wished the university clever, educated, creative, and active students who are ready to glorify the name of the PSU, sport and creative achievements, success, health, prosperity, happiness, and long live to the teaching staff and students, bigger financing, sunny and happy days, great events, love fr om everybody for the best university in the country and a whole world.

Meanwhile, the lecture hall gathered those who love a unique place called Damkhurts, located in the Bolshaya Laba river gorge in Karachay-Cherkess Republic, wh ere PSU’s center under the same name has been functioning for 50 years. Hundreds of people visit this fascinating place every year. The event devoted to the Damkhurts anniversary was held by its head S.Y. Krasnov.

– Today we give credit to our rectors for this great possibility to take rest in Damkhurts – said Rector of PSU A.P. Gorbunov, - In December 1966 Rector Rachia Grigorievich Sarents issued an order for the organization of a sport and recreational camp Damkhurts. Thanks to his successor Sergey Andreevich Chekmeniov and camp organizers now we have this great mountain base for students, lectors, and university officers.

This anniversary gathered dignitary guests including L.N. Travnev, Mayer of Pyatigorsk, and D.N. Travnev, CEO of Pyatigorskgorgaz. Their father Nikolay Travnev, lector of the chair of physical education and sports of PSU devoted the bigger part of his life to the university, and he headed the Damphurts base for 10 years. Till the end, he visited the Center to help his young colleagues in the organization of student batches. Within the anniversary celebrations, the visitors were shown the movie about this happy and open person, who will remain the expert of his field, loyal friend, and a great teacher in the memory of those who knew him.

This year, the Day of the University was more colorful and diverse than ever. There was an official opening of Higher School of Design and Architecture, a new subdivision of PSU which enroll students in this academic year. The repair of the floor was made following the project of G.M. Avakov, school’s lector. Cozy halls, wide corridor are decorated with creative works of the students of the Higher School. At the official opening, the guests could estimate the possibilities of the Higher School and wished tutors and students success in the development of the School and university. Greeting speech of Y.V. Nazarov, President of the Union of Russian Designers was a nice surprise for all, it was read by Professor A.P. Gorbunov.

The concert wh ere performed university’s most creative students, was the biggest part of the celebrations. They expressed their love through the language of songs and dances, and interviewed the heads of the Institutes and Higher Schools, congratulated the university on its anniversary.

– Our university only grows younger. It grows younger because new generations constantly come to us, every year new young people come to us and support our university with their new forces. That’s why we open new departments and professions, - said A.P. Gorbunov. – A new year is one more year of memory for the fact that it was created by many generations.

A lot of professional prizes were awarded to the tutors and officers of PSU: Honored Worker of Education of the RF, Certificate of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF, Honored Sign “Honored worker of the university”, medals of the university III degrees “For a flawless service to the university” and others. The certificates were handed to students as well. They actively participate in the organization of big events of all-Russian and international scale and participate there. Developing themselves the PSU students become citizens of the world, and strengthen the positions of the university at the international level.

78th year of the University is a new step of its development. We wish the university new victories, and new forces and energy to students and lectors to glorify the name of the best university of the country and the world.

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Aleksandr Pavlovich

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