Art to be auctioned off

The University Art Association will hold its annual art auction 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Artwork made by students and faculty will be auctioned off. Those wishing to donate artwork must have it turned in by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, to 104 Porter Hall.


Registration due for Big Event

Students and organizations are given the opportunity to register for the 2013 Big Event. The website to register on is https://go.pittstate.edu/bigevent. The deadline to register is Friday, March 15. The first 500 to register get a free T-shirt.


Pitt State Live

Pi Kappa Alpha International fraternity will present Pitt State Live, a showcase of multiple campus organizations at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb 18, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. These organizations will be re-creating an existing “Saturday Night Live” skit, or creating an original work of their own. This event will be open to the public with an entrance fee of $3 per person. All the proceeds will benefit the Wesley House.


Wind Ensemble concert

The PSU Wind Ensemble will perform dance music from around the world in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the lower level of Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. The concert will feature dance music written for concert bands from Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Scotland, Eastern Europe and the United States.


Last day for half tuition, fee refund

Monday, Feb. 18, will be the last day for students to receive one-half tuition and fee refund.


Photography Seminar

The Student Association of Photographers is hosting its annual photo seminar on Saturday, Feb. 23, in 102 Yates Hall. Registration for the event starts at 8 a.m. PSU students get in free, other students pay $5, alumni pay $15 and community members are $20. A photography contest will be held; each photo entry is $5 with a maximum of five entries.


SGA allocation information session

Organizations wishing to be reimbursed for money that was spent over the semester will need to attend one SGA allocation session to be eligible for the allocation process. The remaining sessions are 4-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, and 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Both sessions will be in the Sunflower Room of the Overman Student Center.


5th annual Pitt Ice Bowl

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Pittsburg Disc Golf club, in conjunction with City of Pittsburg and Dynamic Discs, is hosting a tournament that benefits the Wesley House and Project Warmth. The event will be held at the course in Schlanger Park. The tournament will start at 10 a.m. and will be a 18 hole format or a Safari 9 hole format. The entry fee is $25 or $15+10 cans of food, which includes a free disc. Regardless of weather, the bowl will happen.


Valentine flower sales

Gorillas in Your Midst will sell flowers on Valentine’s Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Yates Hall lobby. Carnations will be $1 and roses will be $3.


Bobby Norfolk: Storyteller

The Office of Student Diversity will present Bobby Norfolk at 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center.


Grocery Bingo

The Student Activities Council will hold Grocery Bingo 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the U-Club of the Overman Student Center. Play is open to any PSU student.


Spring Career Day

The Office of Student Career Services will hold its annual Spring Career Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. Students will be given the opportunity to network with employers and learn more about opportunities available in their field of interest.


Active shooter training

PSU’s co-emergency managers, Steve Erwin and Mike McCracken, will provide training on how to respond to hostile situations on campus, including gun violence. The one-hour session will discuss options individuals may have under such circumstances, including how to respond to a shooter, how to respond to law enforcement on the scene, indicators of workplace violence and the campus’ efforts in threat assessment and intervention. Training is 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, in 107 Grubbs and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center.


SAC film contest

The Student Activities Council is holding a short-film contest for PSU students. Those who enter will have their film shown at The Burg Film Festival. The winner will receive $100. Application forms and information are located in the Campus Activities Center. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the CAC office.


Chilli contest

Sigma Alpha Iota will be holding a chili contest 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the McCray Hall lobby. To enter a pot of chili requires a $10 fee with a prize being awarded for the best chili. Whoever attends can pay $6 for an all-you-can-eat. Extra change can be brought to vote for a favorite chili, $1 equals one vote.


Family Art Morning

The University Art Association will hold a “Family Art Morning” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at Porter Hall. All projects are designed to be relevant to K-7th grade students but other grades are welcome to join in. These programs are designed by a team of art-education students with members of the University Art Association.


Throwback Game Night

The Residence Hall Assembly will pair with Jungle Nights to present a Retro Throwback night where students will be able to play games that they did as young children. This event will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Student Rec Center.


Dorm sign-up due

Students who wish to return to the residence halls for the 2013-2014 academic year need to complete the contract. Residents wishing for the same hall but a different room may sign up Feb. 19. Any location of university housing will be open Feb. 21-March 1. An application fee of $145 is required at the time of signup.


PSU Opera

The PSU Opera workshop in conjunction with the PSU Department of Music will perform the classic opera “H.M.S. Pinafore” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students under 17, and $5 for groups of 10 or more. PSU students have free admission with their student ID. Tickets may be purchased through the PSU ticket office or at Memorial Auditorium. The Southeast Kansas Symphony will accompany both performances.

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