Jungle Journeys readies students for job market

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter The Kelce College of Business has a free career development program called Jungle Journeys that is intended to help students with majors in the College of Business develop professional and personal skills essential for a successful career. Kseniya Gubkina says the Jungle Journey events are grouped into four stages: the Core, Search, Experience, and Enrichment. “The series of programs and workshops in the Core stage are designed to outfit students with the basic skills and knowledge they will need to successfully find a personal career path,” said Gubkina, graduate student in business administration. “They’ll get a chance to develop a personal marketing plan, learn about terrific resources available at PSU…

Pitt ROTC preps for combat

PSU cadets take fire at their enemies during a paintball batte at Camp Clark, Nevada, Missour.

Marcus Clem | Collegio Writer In pitch black darkness on the night of Sept. 15, a senior cadet, known as an MS4, dressed in Middle Eastern attire, tossed a glow-stick in the air. The glow-stick acted as the only illumination for the surrounding area as he called out a simulated explosion. Supervising cadets then informed all in the surrounding area that they were dead at the hands of a suicide bomber that they incorrectly prevented from approaching their position. Unfortunately for the Pittsburg State Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets, this was only the start of a simulated assault by the senior class. Black-shirted MS4s, playing the role of the Opposing Force (OpFor), poured out…

Students gaining awareness of bike safety

Students ride around campus on thier bikes, Wensday Sept. 19th

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Writer The number of students who are renting bicycles from Campus Christians is higher than ever, and student cyclists are becoming increasingly aware of the safety and etiquette needed while riding. AJ Thurman says the biggest safety problem he has noticed is car drivers don’t always pay attention to bikers. “They don’t really acknowledge bikers at cross walks,” said Thurman, sophomore in international studies. “I’ve been pretty close to being leveled quite a few times.” Thurman says he tries to wait his turn, even when he rides on the sidewalk. “I try to use the same rules at stop signs as I would in a car,” Thurman said. “I still feel…

Redder than ever

Runners prepare for the whistle at the 5K run during the Paint the Town Red festivities on Thursday.

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Anyone passing through Pittsburg this week may have noticed a change in the scenery: for the seventh year in a row, several local businesses and residents decked out the town’s building in crimson and gold as part of Paint the Town Red. More than 70 entries, in three different categories, were judged this year. Division one was businesses with more than 15 employees, Division two was for entries with 8-15 employees, and Division three was for participants who have fewer than eight employees. “Having the local community decorate allows the people in town to be a part of the school,” said Steffanie Moore, senior in early childhood development. This year…

Many nations, one ‘big family’

Fulbright scholars learn about more than language Tiffany Krause | Collegio Reporter Ilnur Khuzin says when he came to Pittsburg State University, the thing that most surprised him was the laid-back educational environment. He says living in the United States has been a big adjustment. Khuzin, a Fulbright scholar, says he is surprised that students are able to dress however they want when they to go to class because, in Russia, the universities have a dress code. “It is also acceptable for students to have food in class,” Khuzin said. “It’s not that way in Russia.” Khuzin has made enormous strides in his teaching career by applying and being accepted into the Fulbright program. He…

Fair lures students to campus groups

Aaron Buttler, junior automotive technichian major, and Tessa Westnoff, junior excersise science major, speak to sto students about Campus Christians ath the activities fair in the Oval Wensday, Sep 12.

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Students were distracted left and right by the dozens of tables set up surrounding the Oval during the annual activities fair, an event designed to introduce students to the plethora of organizations offered on campus. For some freshmen, like Sam Bradshaw, it was a great opportunity to see exactly what PSU has to offer. “I loved it because it showed me the diversity of the PSU student body,” said Bradshaw, freshman in accounting. “There are so many options as to which groups students can join. It’s crazy.” Organizations were given one table and decorated it in an attempt to draw students in. Kelsey Lueck says she worked booths for Gorillas…

‘Simply unacceptable’ [VIDEO]

A still shot taken from a video recording of the altercation at Carnie Smith stadium during the first home football game on on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Tailgate party turns violent Val Vita | Managing Editor WEB EXCLUSIVE: Parking Lot Fight During PSU vs. UCO Game [VIDEO] While the Gorillas were fighting Central Oklahoma’s on the gridiron last Saturday, some fans were fighting each other in the parking lot. The fights between tailgaters are preoccupying the community and have school administrators considering game day alcohol policies. Joe Allen says he was at the tailgate with some friends, when he saw one of the fights start after a verbal argument. “I saw people shoving and yelling back and forth,” said Allen, senior in commercial graphics. “A punch got thrown, then everyone just started going at it— even people not in the initial argument.”…

SGA considers tailgate changes

Marcus Clem | Collegio Writer At the weekly Student Government Association (SGA) meeting last night, Steve Erwin, SGA adviser, pledged for a greater law enforcement presence and warned of possible rules restricting alcohol consumption at tailgating events. Sydney Ward, SGA vice president, directed the meeting, which featured presentations from Jim Johnson, athletics director and Erwin. Erwin spoke about the altercations that took place during tailgating events at the first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 8, in the parking lot of Carnie Smith Stadium. He discussed how law enforcement will increase ID checking, intoxication screening and overall presence to prevent a repeat of such disorder during the next home football game on Sept. 22. “If…

Trial by fire

Off-campus students learn how to cohabitate Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Dorm residents aren’t the only students who have to adjust to life with a roommate. Students who live off-campus face the same challenges as their on-campus counterparts. Sarah McBee says her experience with unknown roommates wasn’t the easiest. McBee lives in the Crimson Villas and says she was assigned to live with three random roommates. “The guys I was living with seemed to be a good fit at first,” said McBee, undeclared freshman. “Before school started everything was great.” McBee says their problems began soon after classes started. McBee and her roommates fell prey to a common roommate issue: not setting ground rules. The…

First come, first served

Chen Yi Hsin, a senior in English Literature, picks out her bike on September 5. Yi Hsin had been on a waiting list to receive a bike since she arrived to Pitt State about four weeks ago.

Bike rental demand outpaces supply Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter For nearly 30 years Campus Christians has rented bikes out to students, but this year the demand for bicycles was at an all-time high. The program started out in the late 70s with less than 10 bikes. Currently Smith says there are probably 250 bikes rented out to students this year. Pastor Don Smith says that most international students rent a bike from the Campus Christians at some point in their time as students here. “I don’t know if we just didn’t have as many bikes and we usually did or the need for bikes is just that high this year,” Smith said. If a…