Pitt Briefs

Active shooter training

Steve Erwin and Mike McCracken, PSU’s co-emergency managers, will provide training responses to a hostile intruder. This one-hour session teaches what to do when confronted with an active shooter, describes the actions of law enforcement when responding to a report of an active shooter, the expectation of individuals when encountering responding law enforcement, indicators of potential workplace violence, and the campus’ efforts in threat assessment and behavioral intervention.
The session will be 9-10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center.


International Woman’s Day

Go Us will celebrate International Women’s Day at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. This event will have musicians, poets and presentations touching on issues relevant to the female experience. Giveaways and door prizes will be available.


Distinguished service reception

PSU and the PSU Alumni Association will hold a reception to honor the 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipients 2-2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Cecil and Eva C. Wilkinson Alumni Center.


Piano Recital

Soyeon Lee will be the next addition in the Solo and Chamber Music series and will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in McCray Hall. Tickets are available in the Ticket Office.


Registration due for Big Event

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


Art trip planned

The University Art Association will travel to Kansas City to visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kansas City Art Institute on April 13.


Art competition planned

The University Art Association will hold its annual Student Art Competition during the week of April 1-5. All students are allowed to enter, with prizes available for the best three entrants. Those wishing to submit art must bring their pieces to 104 Porter Hall by noon Wednesday, March 27.


SAC film contest

The Student Activities Council is holding a short-film contest for PSU students. Those who enter will have their films 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.


Students government elections

To get involved in student government, students can attend information sessions to learn about the election. Information sessions will be 8 a.m. in the Varsity Room and 8 p.m. in the Collegiate Room of the Overman Student Center on Thursday, March 7, and 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Varsity Room.
Candidates must attend an information session. Questions are to be directed to Sydney Ward, SGA vice president and chair of the elections board, at sydneylward@gus.pittstate.edu.


Brown Bag presentation

The Unclassified Staff and Faculty Association will hold the third Brown Bag Discussion of the academic year at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Sunflower Room of the Overman Student Center.
Cathy Lee Arcuino, interim director of international programs and services, will present a topic on international issues and diversity.


Food and Culture Fair

The PSU International Students Association will hold the annual Food and Culture Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Memorial Auditorium. Over 40 nations will be represented. Admission is $1 at the door. Children are admitted free. Food samplings will range from $1-$1.50 each.


Tobacco Task Force

The PSU Tobacco Policy Task Force survey will be available online from Tuesday, March 12, to Monday, April 1. Students who wish to take the survey may go to the task force’s website at www.pittstate.edu/tobacco. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.


Learning Toolkit

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology will hold an online seminar 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in 332A Hartman Hall.
The seminar will include a lecture by Thomas B. Cavanagh and will help students determine the opportunities for online learning in classes.
Students will learn which course elements are most suitable to bring online, how much to bring online, sound strategic planning for course design and delivery; and how to establish data collection and assessment protocols.


Junior piano recital

A piano recital will be performed by junior Alheli Aranda Britez at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall of McCray Hall.


International Justice Mission

The International Justice Mission’s PSU chapter will hold a Stand for Freedom from 9 a.m. Monday, March 11, until noon Tuesday, March 12, in the Oval. To sign up, go to ijm.org/stand.


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