Pitt Briefs

Intramural handball

The intramural sports program is hosting a team handball tournament for men’s and women’s leagues. The deadline for registration is Sept. 7, all entries will be made via IMLeagues.
Information on how to register can be found at www.pittstate.edu/campus-life/groups/intramurals/intramural-sports/registration-instructions.dot.
Games will be scheduled Monday through Thursdays with the tournament beginning Monday, Sept. 15.

Legal services available

The Student Legal Services Office is located in Room 205 of the Overman Student Center and has legal counsel and student employees ready to assist students with their needs. Hours are posted on the office door.

Gorilla Crossing ooperating hours

The Gorilla Crossing in Overman Student Center has extended hours of operation, which went into effect Monday, Aug. 25.
The hours are as follows: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. The Gorilla Crossing is closed Saturday and Sunday.

New ACIS chair

Peter Rosen has taken over as the chair for the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Along with overseeing the ACIS department, Rosen also teaches computer information and management information systems courses in the Kelce College of Business.

Automotive Service Program

The Automotive Service Program is available for students who need automotive service and repair needs. For an appointment, call 235-4642, 235-4827 or 235-6189.

Fraternity receives high honors

Phi Sigma Kappa received the Fred Schwengel Most Improved Chapter Award, an honor coveted by the fraternity for many years.
For his leadership in guiding Phi Sigma Kappa to nationally recognized status, James Saltat, chapter president, received a prestigious honor of his own: the Order of the Diamond Circle, the highest honor an undergraduate can receive from the fraternity.
Starting Aug. 25, Phi Sigma Kappa will begin its annual Trampoline-a-Thon philanthropy event on the Oval. Proceeds will help send a local Special Olympics athlete to the World Games in Los Angeles in 2015.

Winzer named regional VP for Phi Kappa Phi

PSU engineering technology professor Randy Winzer has been named a regional vice president for Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest honor society in the U.S.
Winzer will serve as the society’s vice president of the south central region, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213 at Pittsburg State and past president from 2004-2013.

Little Balkans Days

The 30th annual Little Balkans Days celebration in downtown Pittsburg will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. A full schedule of events can be found at www.littlebalkansfestival.com/events-and-event-links.

Updated PSU website

The PSU website has been updated for easier use.
The university calendar has a section where events may be submitted and then added. Access to stories, videos, social media and searches have been made more available.

Former PSU football player scores first NFL touchdown

Former PSU wide receiver John Brown scored his first touchdown for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Aug. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals won the game 19-13. Brown finished the night with a team-high four catches for 56 yards.

Ice cream social

An ice cream social sponsored by the Graphics Arts Club and Gamma Epsilon Tau Graphics honors society will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the courtyard of the Kansas Technology Center.
The social is open to all students.

SGA openings

Seats are available on both the regular Senate and Justice Board of the Student Government Association.
Interested students may find applications online at www.pittstate.edu/campus-life/groups/sga/. Applications must be typed and turned in to the SGA office located in Hartman Hall room 207. Be prepared to schedule an appointment with the Vacancy Board for an interview when turning in applications.

Potluck lunch

The PSU Department of Art and Student Art Advisory Council’s annual potluck lunch will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.
Hotdogs, hamburgers and buns will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring a dish of their choosing, but may still attend if they are unable to.
Lockers within Porter Hall will also be available for check-out.

Paint the Town Red

Paint the Town Red will take place Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Saturday, Sept. 6.
Wednesday
all morning—elementary school Lego Brick building event
Thursday
all morning—Campus Judging
6 p.m. Community Pep Rally at Gorilla Village
Friday
All day—business judging
1:30 p.m. PSU Athlete Autograph Session at Carnie Smith Stadium
2 p.m. Official Balloon Launch at Brandenburg Field
5:30-8 p.m. Downtown Event in Downtown Pittsburg State University
6:30 p.m. 5K Race and Kids Fun Run at 5th and Pine
8 p.m. Showing of The Lego Movie at the Colonial Fox Theater
Saturday
7 p.m. PSU vs. Northeastern State at Carnie Smith Stadium

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