‘Dead Man’ succeeds at PSU

Taylor Patterson as Sister Helen Prejean hangs up the phone after talking to Jacon Hacker’s character, Matthew Poncelet, during a rehearsal for “Dead Man Walking” on Tuesday, April 24, in the Black Box theater in Grubbs Hall. Photo by:Hunter Peterson/Collegio

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter “Dead Man Walking” is more than your ordinary play. To perform the play, two requirements that each school must meet are: involving at least two other academic departments and sponsoring creative art and music projects on the issue of the death penalty. Tim Robbins, who wrote the stage play of Sister Helen Prejean’s “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty,” added these provisions in an effort to create deeper reflections on the death penalty in high schools and colleges. “Dead Man Walking” is based on Prejean’s experiences while working with an inmate on death row. It began after Prejean started working at Hope House, a center that…

Earth Week highlighted by pledge on sustainability

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Pittsburg State University celebrated Earth Week in style last week with a celebration that included historic commitments, taste tests and demonstrations of sustainable practices, among other things. On Monday, President Steve Scott signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, which will promote sustainability on campus and makes PSU the first four-year university in Kansas to enter into the agreement. “It’s been nearly two years since Pittsburg State University formally adopted sustainability as one of our six strategic goals,” Scott said. “It is now a lens through which we view all projects and an essential part of our character.” According to Scott, a geothermal heating and cooling system was…