The Writing Center will hold a free workshop for students on how to find and recognize relevant information when writing a research paper from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Writing Center of the Axe Library.
Residence Hall Assembly and Gorillas In Your Midst will be hosting the Amazing Race at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in Lindburg Plaza. The race is open to all students and will be limited to 15 teams of two. Teams are requested to pre-register by March 8 by sending an email with team member names to Sara Liming at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.facebook.com/events/545074225526943/ for more information.
Spring Career Day
Spring Career Day is an event open to all majors and all classifications from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center.
Students will network with employers and learn more about opportunities available in their field of interest.
This fair targets experiential learning opportunities, including summer employment at camps, internships and full-time professional positions.
Art to be auctioned off
The University Art Association will hold its annual Art Auction 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. It will feature artwork by students and faculty.
Little Gorillas open house
The Little Gorillas Preschool at PSU is holding an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in the Family and Consumer Sciences building. They will be teaching about their program for 3- to 5-year-old children and will have waiting list applications available.
Apple Week activities planned
Apple Week, a longtime PSU tradition, will be celebrated from Monday, March 4, to Friday, March 8. It will feature the following activities:
Apple Scavenger Hunt, Monday-Wednesday
Apple Dessert Contest at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the U-Club of the Overman Student Center
Apple Day Convocation at 3 p.m. Thursday in McCray Hall.
Open mic night
Students are invited to showcase their talents at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 26, in the U-Club of the Overman Student Center. The winner, chosen by audience members, will receive $100.
Active shooter training
PSU’s co-emergency managers, Steve Erwin and Mike McCracken, will provide training to the campus community on individual responses to hostile intruder-active shooter situations in the campus setting. The first session was on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in 107 Grubbs. A second session is set for from 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.
Registration due for Big Event
Students and organizations have 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.
Lunch and Learn
Chi Sigma Iota, graduate counseling honor society, will be hosting a “Lunch and Learn” from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the basement of the PSU Alumni Center. Harriet Bachner will present on the topic “Innovations in Treatment of Complex Trauma.” Those who attend are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.
Senior Halley Sageng, soprano, will perform her senior recital from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall.
PSU Student Ambassador applications are available and may be obtained in the Office of Admission in 107 Horace Mann or may be accessed at http://www.pittstate.edu/admission/undergraduate/ambassadors.dot. Applications are due Wednesday, March 6. Those who apply are required to attend one of the two selection workshops from 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 11, or 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.
GIYM Karaoke Night
Gorillas in Your Midst will host a karaoke night from 8-10 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the U-Club of the Overman Student Center.
PSU Theater presents “True West,” a riveting, intense and often comic drama about the duality of human nature at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 28-March 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the Studio Theater of Grubbs Hall.
Ticket prices are $10 to the general public, $6 for those 17 and under or above the age of 65, and free to students with a valid PSU photo ID.
Junior cello recital
Megan McCoy, junior, will be playing her cello in a recital from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall.
Writer to speak
Paul Dickey, poet, playwright and fiction author, will speak and read from his works on the PSU campus from 8-10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center.
Ali Kemp Runway and Self Defense Class Sunday
The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon will hold the Ali Kemp Runway and Self Defense Class at noon Sunday, March 3, at Parrot Bey, 408 N. Locust Street.
A fashion show will precede a professionally taught self-defense class. The annual event was created by Roger Kemp, a former member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Kemp was inspired to teach young women self-defense after his daughter was murdered in June 2002. Ali Kemp was on her way home when she was attacked and brutally beaten to death in Leawood.
The profits from the event go toward The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation (T.A.K.E)