Pitt State Briefs (November 15, 2012)

Fiction reading Thursday

Novelist and poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will hold a fiction reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Governors Room in the Overman Student Center. A reception will follow the reading.

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The Student Activities Council will have Oval Time, a free activity for students, from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Oval. For more information, call SAC at 235-4801 or go to www.pittstate.edu/sac.

Book sale Friday, Saturday

The America Recycles Day Book Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the SEK Recycling Center. Recycling Center members will be able to shop 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Children’s books will start at 10 cents, paperback books will be 25 cents, textbooks and novels will be 50 cents. For more information, contact Jim Triplett at 235-4730.

Vegetarian potluck

The PSU Veggie-Rillas are having a vegan/vegetarian potluck from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in 107 Yates Hall. The group wants to promote and educate students about vegan/vegetarian lifestyles and is open to any student or faculty interested in living a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. Those planning to attend are asked to bring vegan or vegetarian snacks that are appropriately labeled. For more information, e-mail oliviajellison@gus.pittstate.edu or dbotello-samson@pittstate.edu.

ITSA presentation

The Information Technology Student Association is having a presentation titled “PSU Disaster Recovery” by Tim Pearson and Angela Neria at 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in 121 Kelce. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact ITSA at itsa@pittstate.edu or 816-343-ITSA.

Novembeard Monday

The Novembeard competition, sponsored by the PrAd Club will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Chatters. There will be prizes given to winners of the facial hair competition. For more information, call 913-913-9092.

Comedian Tuesday

Standup comedian Cristela Alonzo from the “Last Comic Standing” will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Overman Student Center. Admission is free with a PSU student ID and $5 for the public. For more information, call the Student Activities Council at 235-4801 or pittstate.edu/sac.

Gingerbread contest Monday

There will be a gingerbread house contest sponsored by the Alumni and Constituent Relations. Entries are due between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, to the Wilkinson Alumni Center. Entry forms are available at www.pittstate.edu/alumni or at the time of delivery. There will be prizes awarded for youth, adult, family, PSU student organization and professional divisions. For more information, call 235-4758.

Nutcracker Friday

“The Nutcracker,” presented by the Midwest Regional Ballet, will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 15-17 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, at Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 13, and $8 for balcony seats. For tickets, call 231-7827 or go to www.memorialauditorium.org.

Senior recital Monday

Joshua Donaldson will perform his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the McCray Recital Hall.

Basketball tournament

Intramural Sports is organizing a 5-on-5 basketball tournament. The entry deadline is Sunday, Nov. 25. There will be a managers meeting Friday, Nov. 30, and games will begin Monday, Dec. 3. For more information, contact the Intramural Sports Office at 235-4955 or intramurals@pittstate.edu.

Storyteller to appear

Carmen Agra Deedy, an internationally known storyteller, will share some of her favorite tales when she appears at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in McCray Hall. The event is part of PSU’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series. Admission is free, but tickets are required.
Tickets are available through the Pittsburg State University Ticket Office, 620-235-4796, or www.pittstate.edu/tickets.
The PSU Tuba Studio is offering Tuba’grams. For $3, people can send a Candy Gram with a personalized note attached. For an additional $2, they can add a carol performed by a tuba/euphonium player. To order, talk to any of the tuba studio members (Crystal Taylor, Aj Beu, Robert Lake or Dana Thurmond) or e-mail crystaltaylor@gus.pittstate.edu
Money raised will help the group travel to Pullman, Wash., during spring break 2013 for an annual tuba convention.
The group will deliver the Tuba’grams the week before dead week.

Smokeout Thursday

Gorillas in Your Midst, PSU’s student peer health education group, will have an information table 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the main level lounge of the Overman Student Center. The group will promote the Pitt State Great Gorilla Smokeout 2012 by distributing prizes and information. In addition to free “quit kits,” the students will provide information about the university’s new tobacco policy task force and smoking cessation support resources. Among those are the Via Christi Health smoking classes. Students may also play “Tobacco Jeopardy” for prizes.
For more information, call J.T. Knoll at 235-4062.

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