SGA debates several issues

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | Game two of the World Series may be on, but student senators of the Student Government Association had to turn off the TV’s and turn on the decorum during their meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Senators spent most of the meeting debating the legality of adopting Bill 14-01, which would require a two-thirds vote before issues can be lobbied for at Higher Education Day in the state Capitol. When the bill was initially read, a roll call resulted in 14 yes votes, 12 no votes and one abstention. However, later in the meeting it was brought to SGA’s attention that two-thirds of the Senate did not pass the bill,…

Fall Career Fair

| Gretchen Burns reporter | More than 50 companies and organizations will be on the lookout for soon-to-be graduates at the annual Fall Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom of Overman Student Center. Representatives from companies and organizations will be available to talk to any student who attends about job openings, the future of the industry and students’ own careers. Possible interns are also on the radar. Due to limited space, this year’s career fair has been split into two segments. A first round of companies will be available to students on Thursday and a second round will come…

Cleaning drive to help Safehouse

| Gretchen Burns reporter | The Students for Violence Prevention organization is working with the Safehouse Center in Pittsburg to “clean up” with a cleaning supply drive throughout October. Safehouse Center is a secured and safe location where women and children who have suffered or are suffering from domestic violence may go to escape. Many of the individuals who arrive at the center in need of help often arrive with the barest of necessities. Items such as cleaning supplies are often forgotten. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) is hoping to stock some of the shelves of the Safehouse Center with cleaning supplies. SVP is asking all campus organizations…

This is our house

Women in Construction build playhouse for fundraiser | Audrey Dighans copy editor | There is usually a lot to see at each home football game’s Gorilla Fest, but this Saturday, Oct. 25, students should be on the lookout for one thing in particular: the PSU Women in Construction’s playhouse. “We built the playhouse to raise funds so that our chapter of Women in Construction (WIC) will be able to go to some of the regional and national conferences for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC),” said Susan Martin, senior in construction management and president of WIC. The playhouse was on display during the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 11, where WIC members sold…

Royals on the Jungletron

#takethecrown | Charles A. Ault reporter | If you have been listening to anything this past week, you know that after sweeping the playoffs, the Kansas City Royals are in the World Series. The Royals’ success is the talk of not only Pitt State but all of Kansas it seems, even way down in the southeastern corner. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the athletic department showed the first game of the Series on the Jungletron. “We just wanted to do something that the students could come out and enjoy. Hopefully it turns out to be a fun night,” said Brad Wells, assistant director of athletic operations. “We thought we’d start with this one and then if…

SGA OK’s funding for student center tables

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | A resolution to allocate $4,000 of Campus Capital Improvement (CCI) funds for new tables at the soon-to- be-constructed outdoor terrace at Overman Student Center met with some debate at the Student Government Association meeting Wednesday night. Sen. Larry Overman questioned the amount to be granted during the resolution’s debate. “$4,000 seems to be out of hand,” Overman said. “As it sits now, the student center won’t be paid off for another 29 years. I feel this money could be put to better use elsewhere.” But legislative affairs director Lindsay Ong and Jaci Gilchrist, SGA vice president, explained to the Senate that the previous year’s SGA administration had made a…

Wack-a-Gorilla

Midterms, homecoming and puppies

| Charles A. Ault reporter | | Kelsea Renz editor-in-chief | College can be stressful all the time, but when midterms and homecoming are in the same week the stress can become overwhelming. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, Kim Leatherman, senior in social work, provided students with an opportunity to help them deal with the stress that has been mounting throughout the semester. “If we can handle stress now, we will be much better off in the future,” Leatherman said. “I want everyone to be able to just breathe, relax and not get burnout. I know what it’s like.” Leatherman contacted the local humane society to bring puppies for students to play with and provided a…

Don’t worry, be healthy

Health Fair prompts students to focus on well-being | Caitlin Martin reporter | The Oval was filled with information on health awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 7, during the PSU Health Fair. On-campus and off-campus health services were available with information, drawings and giveaways for faculty and students who dropped by. Nursing students like junior Nicholas Wubrdeman were available to check students’ blood pressure and blood glucose levels. “It’s free and there are some important vital signs that students might not normally think about checking unless somebody offers to check them,” Wubrdeman said. “It’s important to know if you have hypertension so that you can take preventive measures. With the blood glucose, some people don’t know…

New donated equipment

| Gretchen Burns reporter| More than 600 high school students crowded into the Kansas Technology Center (KTC) for the annual Open House on Friday, Oct. 3. Students were able to view the state-of-the-art center, learn about the programs and courses offered to Pitt State College of Technology students and ask questions about the KTC and the university to faculty and tour guides, such as Hunter Morrison. Morrison, graduate student in wood technology, stood by the entrance to the wood technology program armed with a guitar, made in the department, ready to answer all the questions fired at him by the visiting, potential future Gorillas. The Open House coordinated perfectly with a recent donation made to…