Pitt Briefs

Students to attend P.E. event

Starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, the Pittsburg State Department of Health, Human Performance and Fitness will hold the annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day.
More than 1,000 third-grade students are expected to attend the event, which will be held in Carnie Smith Stadium. The statewide event is held every year to remind students to be active every day. In case of rain, it will be take place Friday, May 2.

Gorillas place in design contest

In its first year in the competition, Pitt State finished second in the World Vision/John Brown University Disaster Shelter Design Competition. The event was held on April 24 and 25 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.
The Pitt State team was composed of students from the School of Construction. For more information visit www.jbu.edu/sheltercontest.

Music students’ season fin

The Pittsburg State University choirs are preparing for the final concerts of the 2013-3014 season. The program entitled “A Bouquet of British Masses,” will feature four composers and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at First United Methodist Church, located at 5th and Pine.
The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music at 620-235-4466.

Retireees to receive honors

The Retirement Recognition ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center.
A reception for this year’s recipients of the Service Award and Retirement Recognition will follow the ceremony.
All university employees with 10 or more years of service to the university and employees who are retiring this year will be recognized.

End-of-year display of talent

Gorillas isn Your Midst will present the final Karaoke Night of the year on Thursday, May 1, in the U-Club of Overman Student Center. GIYM has selected a “beach” theme for the event.
Cash prizes, refreshments and giveaways will be offered to contestants and attendants.
Call 620-235-4062 for more information.

Book return deadline near

All textbook rentals from the Gorilla Bookstore must be returned by the end of finals week, Friday, May 9.
Return textbook rentals to avoid being charged for a replacement copy. Replacement fees will be charged to the credit card on file on Wednesday, May 14, the bookstore says.

Overman bikes removed

On Tuesday, April 29, bikes that were not removed as requested by the university from the racks nearby Overman Student Center were taken by university police.
The racks needed to be cleared in order for construction on the expansion to Overman Student Center to begin, says Sara Peak, administrative specialist for campus life and auxiliary services.
University police may be contacted to retrieve any confiscated bikes.

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