New exhibit shows variety

| Gretchen Burns reporter | The room was filled past capacity during visiting artist Teresa Harris’ discussion on her exhibit, currently on display in the Harry Krug gallery of Porter Hall. Harris has appeared in more than 40 national shows and has pieces residing in corporate collections across the country. As she began to describe her pieces during her lecture on Friday, Jan. 23, Harris said all of her pieces have three things in common. ““I always have language in my pieces, whether it’s text, transferred letters or written, there is always some sort of type,” she said. “My pieces are containers: books, reliquaries, houses with windows or envelopes, and all of my pieces are…

Super Bowl XLIX

| Michael Bauer sports editor | Super Bowl XLIX will be a matchup where the past meets the future. The NFC Conference champions Seattle Seahawks has a potential dynasty in the making, winning last year’s grand prize. Their opponent, the AFC champions New England Patriots has a spot already in the history books, winning three Super Bowls in a four-year span last decade. One team looks to solidify its dynasty, the other hopes to add to its storied past. That’s the storyline for this year’s Super Bowl, not to mention the deflated-ball scandal surrounding the Patriots and the never-ending NFL fines for Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch. But when it’s all said and done, there…

Chris Kyle deserved better

| Carl J. Bachus reporter | Clint Eastwood is not what I would call a bad director, he’s a cold one. Nearly all of his movies express very little emotion; it’s just not built within the films’ respective structure. This is an issue for me as a filmgoer but it has never made me as uneasy as it did during his latest film, “American Sniper.” Eastwood takes a story that is filled with stirring emotion and chooses to adapt it into a mashed-together mess favoring ideology over narrative weight. The film portrays the true story of U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Academy Award-nominated Bradley Cooper,) a man brought up on pride in country and…

Getting Crazy

Ninja, Batman and other Gents get crowds to games It’s not every day that Jonathan Doles, sophomore in automotive mechanical design from Olathe, gets to dress up in his Ninja Turtle attire, but last Wednesday, he and a number of Pitt State students got to do just that. No, it wasn’t a comic book convention. It was a basketball doubleheader between Pittsburg State and Emporia State at John Lance Arena. The theme for the game was Super Hero Night. Doles, a member of the PSU Pep Band, showed up in his turtle onesie and had been keeping Super Hero Night in mind when he bought it. “I’ve had this costume for about a year,” Doles…

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…