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Paint the town red birthday bash

As part of the annual ‘Paint the town Red’ festivities, there will be a celebration of Gus’ 90th birthday, sponsored by Pizza Hut and Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods, tonight at 6 p.m. in the Gorilla Village. Judges for PTTR will be tallying scores for on-campus decorating and residential displays. Pizza and cake will be provided.

‘A strange place to call
home’ coming to PSU

The PSU Department of Art’s Interdisciplinary Lecture Series welcomes artist Vaughn Wascovich to display his collection about the Tar Creek Superfund Site at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the University Gallery of Porter Hall.
Speakers will include Steve Scott, president, Gene Bicknell, Randy Roberts, Darren Botello-Samson, John Sparkman, Alicia Mason and several others.
A Superfund site is defined as any area where toxic wastes have been dumped and the Environmental Protection Agency has designated it to be cleaned up. At 40 square miles, Tar Creek, in northeastern Oklahoma, is the largest site in the country, designated by the government as a Superfund site in 1983. Wascovich’s collection documents the current environmental problems found at Tar Creek and also demonstrates an understanding of the population’s close relationship with the land.
Further presentations about Wascovich’s work will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the Governors Room at Overman Student Center and 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Porter Hall.

Distinguished PSU staff
member to read works

Stephen Meats, professor in English, will read fiction and poetry from his new book ‘Dark Dove Descending’ Thursday, Sept. 5, at 8:00 p.m. in the Governors room of Overman Student Center. The past English chair and arts and sciences dean has had his work published in many literary journals. The reading is the first of several in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Visiting Writers Series and will count for extra credit for English majors. Food and drink will be served in the Heritage Lounge after the reading. For more information, contact the PSU English department at ext. 4689.

First allocations of the academic year to begin

Allocations for current registered student organizations are fast approaching. The last day to claim allocations for the Fall 2013 semester is noon Friday, Nov. 15, in the Student Government Association (SGA) office.
Allocations are the reimbursement process that allows SGA to reimburse student organizations for projects and activities they conduct through each semester. To be eligible, organizations must be registered with the Campus Activities Center (CAC), attend one allocations informational workshop, present to the SGA finance committee during their scheduled finance committee interview and turn in all reimbursable receipts before the published deadline.  An updated list of all allocation informational workshops can be found on the SGA page of the PSU website. Each workshop lasts 30 minutes.

Nigeria International Gathering

There will be a gathering for interested students about Nigeria from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 6, in the lower level of Grubbs Hall. The office of international programs will present a short presentation about the country and students in attendance will have the chance to sample traditional Nigerian foods. For more information contact Cathy Lee Arcuino at carcuino@pittstate.edu.

Team handball tournament

The Intramural Sports Program is holding a team handball tournament.
Entry deadline for men’s and women’s teams is Sept. 8.
Information and instructions on registering can be found at http://www.pittstate.edu/campus-life/groups/intramurals/intramural-sports/. All entries will be made via IMLeagues.
Games will be scheduled Monday through Thursday and the tournament will begin Monday, Sept. 16.
Any questions should be directed to the Intramural office at 620-235-4955 or emailed to intramurals@pittstate.edu.

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