Pitt State Briefs: September 27, 2012
Moon Festival Friday
The PSU Chinese Culture Club will sponsor a Moon Festival at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Gorilla Village on the Pittsburg State University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated each year in China when the moon is largest in the sky.
Deadline Monday for photo contest
The deadline for the National Gorillagraphic photography contest for students who studied abroad is Monday, Oct. 1. The two photography categories are promotional and artistic. Each photographer may submit one photo per category. Pictures can be submitted to email@example.com.
Mic Night Sunday
The Student Activities Council is holding Open Mic Night from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in the U-Club. The first-place winner will receive a $100 prize. For more information, call the Student Activities Council at 235-4801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aman Ali, a comedian and writer, will give a presentation about how “Muslims in America are the same as you and I” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. For more information, call the Student Activities Council at 235-4801 or email@example.com.
NASA meeting Tuesday
The Native American Student Association will meet at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Dellinger Lobby. Those attending can meet people, learn about native culture and get involved on campus. For more information, call the Office of Student Diverstiy at 235-4077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer tourney Sept. 29
The International Student Association is holding the 6-A-Side soccer tournament at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Bicknell Sports Complex. Cost of entry is $10 for a team of eight people. For more information, call Yana at 719-7190.
Art exhibit on display
The art exhibit “Intervals of Time” by Erin Wiersma will be shown from Monday, Oct. 3, to Thursday, Nov. 15, in the University Gallery in Porter Hall. There will be a lecture on the exhibit at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in 409 Russ Hall. A reception will follow the lecture at 7 p.m. The galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Saudi National Day scheduled Friday
To celebrate Saudi National Day, the Saudi Students Association is holding a gathering. The gathering will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Dinner will be served from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available in the International Office and cost $5.
Fall Fest. Wednesday
The Student Government Association is holding its Fall Festival from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Lindburg Plaza. There will be local artists, live music and a live debate featuring local politicians.
Indoor soccer tournament
Intramural sports is organizing an indoor soccer tournament. Deadline for entries is Sunday, Sept. 30. Games will start Monday, Oct. 8. For more information, call the Intramural Sports Office at 240-6778 or email@example.com.
Outdoor movie Friday
The Student Activities Council is planning to show “The Hunger Games” on the Jumbotron at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Carnie Smith Stadium. No chairs will be allowed on the field. For more information, call 235-4801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz concert Monday
PSU Jazz is offering a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center.
Sci-fi club Wednesday
The Sci-Fi club will meet at 5 p.m. every Wednesday in 101 Whitesitt Hall. For more information, contact Kari Zepernick at email@example.com.
Club selling trash bags
Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting, finance and information systems organization on campus, is selling the black, heavy duty trash bags from Pitt Plastics, similar to those used at The Big Event. These are 33-gallon bags in a 40-bag roll for $10. Proceeds will go toward professional speakers and community service events. Those interested in buying trash bags should contact Jessica Berntsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (620) 496-7113.
Amy Fuqua, a professor of English at Black Hills State University, will deliver the 19th annual Victor J. Emmett, Jr., Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center. Fuqua’s visit is sponsored by the Department of English and the Midwest Quarterly.
Fuqua’s lecture, “Reading Fiction and the Future of Democracy: Jane Austen and Toni Morrison,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
For more information, call Stephen Meats, professor of English, at 620-235-4935, email@example.com; or Shannon Spear, 620-235-4689, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zumba class Saturday
A Zumba master fitness class with Kat Bynum will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Pittsburg Family YMCA. The class is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To register, call Mandy Aubert at 417-825-7900.