SGA talks money

| Marcus Clem guest writer | Student clubs that want SGA to pay their costs may soon be bound to the Senate’s mission to go paperless. Austin Bailey, SGA treasurer, said at the meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27, that a grace period will exist for the fall semester. By spring 2015, all organizations will be required to scan in their receipts for email or for delivery on a USB device. “This will reduce paper waste,” Bailey said. “Sometimes I’ve found receipts that are still in the office [after] all summer.” The Senate adopted Bailey’s resolution on the idea unanimously and will vote on final passage next week. Clubs may fill out their expense information by…

Art on Broadway

Look out

Career Services, FACS team to create fashionable, professional wear | Kelsea Renz editor in chief | When putting together an outfit for an interview, people must follow many rules. These rules involve length, coverage, accessories and shoes. Finding clothing that fits these rules and still looks good can be difficult, which is exactly why the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Department is pairing up with Career Services to provide a “Look of the Week” from the Clothes Closet. “Sometimes when you’re thinking about dressing professionally it can be a little intimidating,” said Michelle Hucke, graduate assistant career services. “I think sometimes it’s just a little difficult to figure out what to put together and how…

SGA’s start features learning curve

| Marcus Clem reporter | Following spring elections there are a lot of new faces in the Student Government Association as shown at the body’s first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Basic questions like where this Senate will meet and what committee roles each senator will hold are yet to be determined. Senate members addressed recent changes to the Collegiate Readership Program, an issue that SGA has spent a great deal of time on in the past. Only three newspaper bins remain active on campus. They are located in Grubbs Hall, the Kelce School of Business and the Kansas Technology Center. About $21,000 remains in a fund provided by previous student fees to…

Scott discusses last year’s stresses

| Michael Bauer reporter | Julie Dainty, Faculty Senate president, left the staff at the Pittsburg State opening faculty meeting with one thought: “Students don’t care what you know if they don’t know you care.” This was the lesson discussed throughout the morning and in the address by Steve Scott, university president, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at McCray Hall. The event, which usually takes place in Overman Student Center, was moved to McCray Hall because of construction. “We’ve been here before a number of years ago,” Scott said. “I want to thank the people for letting us borrow (McCray Hall). But we have a nice new building that’s almost done.” Scott, of course, was referring…

Deadly explosion

1 killed, 1 injured in Pittsburg | Marcus Clem reporter | Two employees of Jake’s Fireworks suffered severe burns after an explosion outside the company’s old building in Pittsburg on the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 12. One of the employees, Kenny L. Clark, 28, died shortly after the medevac helicopter carrying him from the scene made an emergency landing at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Howard O. Harper, 42, was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., and remains in critical condition. No one else was injured. The incident happened at 689 U.S. 69 Highway, which Jake’s Fireworks moved from last year to a new location at Pittsburg’s Northeast Industrial Park near the intersection of…

Global pitt stop

Internationals arrive, get oriented into new life | Marcus Clem reporter | Most of them have known Southeast Kansas for only a few days, since they stepped off their plane and into what might as well be a new world, not just a new country. To get to the point where they’re ready for what can be high-intensity study in what is most likely not their native language, Pittsburg State’s international students need some help. That’s the goal of International Orientation Week, from Aug. 11 to 15, and the volunteers of Pitt State’s office of International Programs and Services. More than 150 new students have arrived and many are returning from summer trips home. “I’ve…

Study guide

Several workshops geared for academic success | Jay Benedict reporter | One of the biggest challenges facing freshmen, and all students, is how to properly study and prepare for tests and papers. The Academic Success Workshop Series offers tips and tricks to help students tackle their academics. Sponsored by the Student Success Center in 113 Axe Library, the workshops start in late August and cover anything the academically concerned student could need. Each session builds off the last as the semester progresses, but each is specific enough to stand on its own merits. Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up this fall according to Student Success Counselor Ashley Wadell Build Your Personal Strategy for a…

Intern’ in it up

Students spend summer working/interning in respective fields | Audrey Dighans copy editor | There is only one Gorilla Nation in the world and while many may have enjoyed relaxing poolside or spending time with family, several Gorillas spent their summers away from the Jungle working and interning to learn from experience from professionals of their fields. Tyler Loseke, junior in wood technology, spent his summer in the sun in Reno, Nev., working for Victory Woodworks. “It was a great experience for me,” Loseke said. “I heard about the company while attending company day at the tech center. I applied for three different internships and finally chose Victory. The fact they are based in Reno was…

SGA aims for new direction

| Marcus Clem reporter | Students can be active about causes or ideas, but in the end, about 40 of them serve as the voice for all their peers to the people in power over Pittsburg State. The senators, president and vice president of the Student Government Association are elected every April. Cabinet officers and judicial board members, appointed by the president with the Senate’s consent, help run and regulate the assembly. Its last election did not pass without incident. “It didn’t get a whole lot of attention until the very end, when everything went haywire,” said Sen. Ashton Halda, junior in accounting. “It was kind of silly and ridiculous.” Two parties of candidates, Letner/Hebrlee…