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The Office of Information Services is sponsoring a cyber security poster-design contest. Students are challenged to create a poster explaining security problems and actions students may take to safeguard their computers, mobile devices and other personal information on the web. The deadline for entries is Thursday, Sept. 25, and winners will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 30. E-mail as a PDF attachment to security@pittstate.edu. For more information and examples go to www.pittstate.edu/office/information-services/it-security/. Jungle Nights – Casino The first Student Activities Council Jungle Night of the 2014 fall semester will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 12. The event is free and open to all PSU students. Snacks, mocktails and games will be provided….

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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,…

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SRC announces holiday hours The Student Recreation Center hours for the Fourth of July holiday are: Friday, July 4 – CLOSED Saturday, July 5 – CLOSED Sunday, July 6 – 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Photo available for building history story: Cutline: The old shuffleboard courts inside Kelce Hall were uncovered recently during a remodel of the Office of Information Services offices. Remodeling uncovers building history A remodeling project in the Kelce College of Business has uncovered a portion of the building’s history. While pulling up the floors, workers uncovered the old shuffleboard and basketball courts that were used when the building was College High School. College High closed in 1971, and the building was dedicated as…

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Mantooth named national assistant coach of the year PSU’s Brian Mantooth has been named the NCAA Division II men’s assistant coach of the year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The award was announced on Wednesday, May 28. Mantooth, who is in his fifth year as a full-time coach at PSU, has helped the Gorilla throwers to a pair of All-America performances while guiding the track and field team to a fifth-place finish overall as a team at the 2014 national championship meet. Bo Farrow, freshman biology major from Broken Arrow, Okla., placed third in the discus at nationals while Garrett Appier, sophomore physical education major from Paola, took fourth…

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Students to attend P.E. event Starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, the Pittsburg State Department of Health, Human Performance and Fitness will hold the annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day. More than 1,000 third-grade students are expected to attend the event, which will be held in Carnie Smith Stadium. The statewide event is held every year to remind students to be active every day. In case of rain, it will be take place Friday, May 2. Gorillas place in design contest In its first year in the competition, Pitt State finished second in the World Vision/John Brown University Disaster Shelter Design Competition. The event was held on April 24 and 25 at John Brown…

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Toy sale Toys created by the Beta Toy Design class will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Oval. Toys, books and games created by seven students – Amber Baumgartner, DJ Bush, Amanda Fitzpatrick, Jake Geither, Cat Jepson, Blane Siebert and Chris Vanderbeck – will be displayed. The class was developed by S. Portico Bowman, associate professor of art, with Norm Philipp, assistant professor in the School of Construction. Proceeds from the sale will benefit SafeHouse Crisis Center. For more information, contact S. Portico Bowman sbowman@pittstate.edu. Symphony to host music icon Fiddle player Mark O’Connor will be the featured performer with the Southeast Kansas Symphony at 4 p.m….

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Construction students, faculty receive honors Students in PSU’s School of Construction received the Construction Industry Community Benefit Award. The award recognizes the top community-service project performed by members of the National Association of Women in Construction. Pitt State’s chapter earned the award at the Region 6 Spring Forum in Kansas City. Director joins Fulbright Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of PSU’s Office of International Programs, has been selected to participate in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Arcuino will travel to Japan in June with a group of administrators from U.S. universities for an intensive two-week program in international education. Blood drive slated Residence Hall Assembly, the Pitt State Nursing Department and the American Red Cross will hold…

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Photo seminar this week First-time camera users, aspiring photographers and experienced professionals have a chance to learn more at the Perspectives of Photography Seminar, Shoot-Out & Photography Competition. The two-day event, beginning at 1 p.m., Friday and ending at 9 p.m. Saturday, will take place at PSU’s Kansas Technology Center and cost $49 for students and $99 for the general public. The seminar will consist of 13 presenters, who are established photographers in their fields, five workshops, a photo competition, door prizes, and will wrap up with an awards banquet Saturday night. Ensembles spring concert The Pitt State Symphonic Band and PSU Wind Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10,…

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Poetry reading Thursday Wyatt Townley, nominee for the Pushcart Prize, will read some of her works at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Governors Room of Overman Student Center. Townley has appeared in hundreds of venues, been read on NPR and appeared in Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry” column. Photo seminar, contest The Student Association of Photographers will host the Perspectives of Photography Seminar, Shoot-Out & Photography Competition at the Kansas Technology Center on April 11 and 12. This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in five workshops/classes. The photography competition categories include black and white, color, portrait and digital manipulation. Rules and entry forms can be accessed on the…

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Summer school housing A limited number of residence hall spaces in the Crimson Commons will be available for students enrolling in summer classes. Restrictions apply for interim and summer periods based on enrollment status. Food service is offered and required for all campus housing students contracted for Summer Session I and/or II. To apply, see a list of housing costs or find more information at www.pittstate.edu/housing. Disney trivia night The deadline to register for the Student Activities Council Disney Trivia Night is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 28. Registration forms are on the SAC webpage and in the Campus Activities Council office. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8. First place is $400. For more…