Look of the Week

Its never too early As I walked into the Career Closet I was amazed with the selection of garments available for both men and women. Pitt State students should be aware of and take advantage of the opportunity to choose three pieces per semester to add to their professional wardrobe. It is never too early to build a professional wardrobe. My fashion merchandising students and I have been working with Career Services this semester to get the word out. As many of my students have enjoyed this opportunity, I wanted to experience it for myself. I chose a blue-green matching pantsuit made of 100 percent polyester. This means that it will launder easily and will…

Students get a taste of real art world

| Gretchen Burns reporter | Thirteen students presented their final projects for the Senior Art Seminar class in the first ever Senior Art Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the second floor gallery of Porter Hall. The fair was designed to give students the experience of showcasing their work and allowed them to sell their pieces. “This has been set up like a mock art fair so we can get experience for what it’s like to go to a conference or actual art fair,” said Catherine Jepson, senior in 3-D art. “I’m OK with this. I’ve done art shows with my dad. It’s nice to have art that I’ve completed recently for sale. It makes…

Faculty exhibit moving to bigger home

| Gretchen Burns reporter | The University Gallery of Porter Hall walls are being graced for the last time with the artwork of the faculty in the Biannual Department of Art Faculty Exhibit. The next time the exhibit will be held, the artwork will be featured in the new Bicknell Family Center for the Fine Arts. “It will be very exciting to have shows in the new center,” said Marjorie Schick, professor of art. “The gallery here is beautiful, but I look forward to seeing everything in the new gallery.” The exhibition’s purpose is to celebrate the Department of Art faculty at Pittsburg State University as professional, working artists. The exhibit recognizes many of the…

Seniors host play date

| Valli Sridharan reporter | Theater lovers will get a triple treat when communication majors present their directorial debuts during “The Night of One Acts” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, in Grubbs Hall. “The most enjoyable part in working as the director of one acts was that I get to work with the student actors who were so willing to contribute their time to help us with our school projects, “ said Taylor Elliot, director of “Women and Wallace.” Elliot’s play is a dark comedy by Johnathan Marc Sherman. It revolves around a man who has difficulty forming relationships with women because of his mother’s death. Elliot says this play…

Chicken soup for the cross-cultural soul

| Valli Sridharan reporter | Bafa bafa. Gi na no na no. Gibberish? No, this is what a group students actually said in the cross cultural simulation, Bafa Bafa, held on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Grubbs Hall. This annual event, organized by Harriet Bachner, associate professor of psychology and counseling, and her co-leader, Grant Moss, tries to help students understand the difficulties of being in a different culture. “Dr. Bachner and I believe strongly that this experience teaches students about feelings that one has about their own culture and other cultures, particularly when one has to attempt to understand the other while in it,” said Moss, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and…

Look of the week

Having a little fun I never thought I’d pursue a fashion career. However, as I learned more about myself, I felt that fashion was something I was very much interested in and had a sense of creativity for. Not only do I feel I’m great in this field, but I have been complimented on my fashion skills and sense. That is why I’ve decided to pursue a career in fashion merchandising. My goal is to own my own boutique with my sister, who is studying fashion design. We would like to come out with a clothing line for working single women who are serious about work and enjoy single life. These would include outfits from…

Lorelei Enseble enchants audience

| Charles A. Ault reporter | The angelic voices of the Lorelei Ensemble filled McCray Hall Friday, Nov. 14. The ensemble, founded by director Beth Willer in 2007, is based in Boston and composed of nine women. Each of the women hails from a different state and along with participating in the ensemble, are actively involved in their solo careers. The Lorelei Ensemble sung poems from the ancient writings of Tacitus to verses of Emily Dickenson, tuned to American folk songs. The concert was also arranged to mimic a Catholic mass, with a section serving as the Curare, one as the Gloria, one the Credo, and so on. With the exception of the American folk…

If you’ve got it, flaunt it

| Valli Sridharan reporter | More than 100 students cheered for their peers as six teams participated in “Gorillas Got Talent” on Tuesday, Nov.18, in Weede Stadium. The annual event raises money for the Make A Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to children with terminal illness. “The performances were outstanding and this is a great way to raise money,” said Jacob Stevenson, senior in education. The six participating teams that performed were softball, baseball, volleyball, women’s track and football. The athletes practiced for several hours to create their dances and many say they were motivated to show their talent for a good cause. “Showing that the track team does have a presence at…

Look of the Week

A good fit  I’ve always had a love for creating and exploring this thing we call earth. I have explored many avenues throughout my college career and am very happy where I am ending up. I’m a professional wedding photograper based in Wichita, spending most of my time on that. I love life and can’t wait for the crazy adventures I’ll have. So I was supposed to create an outfit for an interview and, seeing that none of the clothes in the Career Closet fit me, I just made do with the patterns that I enjoyed most. I was going for more of a casual interview look, which can be seemingly difficult to pull off….

Mind games

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | The International Gathering was not the only gathering of the night Friday, Nov. 7, in Grubbs Hall. While many learned about African countries, some passed through the lobby crowd to Grubbs 107 for the Student Activities Council (SAC) Quizbowl. “Quizbowl is a competitive academic exercise with questions covering all sorts of topics from pop culture, history, science, math, sports, anything, where teams ‘buzz-in’ to try and score points,” said Meagan Smejdir, programming coordinator for campus activities. “SAC has hosted several Quizbowls in the past, it’s always a fun event to participate in and watch. It’s impressive to see what people know.” This semester’s Quizbowl featured a total of nine…