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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…

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Business program ranks high The Pitt State Kelce College of Business has made the U.S. News and Report’s 2015 list of “Best Graduate Schools.” The publication bases its rankings by a combination of statistical data and assessment data. Shakespeare T-shirts Sigma Tau Delta, Pitt State’s English honor society, is printing T-shirts in honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. The shirts are $20 for all sizes, with an additional $5 charge for mail orders. Checks and cash will be accepted. Checks should be made to Lori Dyer or Jamie McDaniel and be taken to McDaniel’s office in 402 Grubbs Hall. Payments should be enclosed in a sealed envelope with name, e-mail address and shirt size included on…

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Convocation The annual Apple Day Convocation ceremony will be 3-4 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall. This year’s keynote speaker is Paula Baker, PSU alumna and president and CEO of Freeman Health Systems. Convocation will also recognize the Golden Gorilla Student Leadership Award recipients and the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award recipients. The drawing for Centennial Scholarships will take place at the end of the ceremony. All students enrolled for Fall 2014 are eligible, but must be present to win. ‘Throwback Thursday’ karaoke Students are encouraged to join Gorillas in Your Midst 8-10 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the U-Club. Prizes for best performances of a ‘90s throwback…

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Korea study abroad Several open spots are available for students wishing to join the PSU Korea delegation. The trip is estimated at $2,800 including airfare, lodging and meals. The trip is scheduled for May 11-24. For more information, email cylee@pittstate.edu. Student-built lab unveiled Wednesday The new Design and Engineering Lab at the Kansas Technology Center was unveiled Wednesday, Feb. 26, in room E120. The lab is part of PSU’s Wood Technology Department and was designed by the spring 2012 graduate students Chris Bell and Scott Vasey, who are both employed at Advanced Fixtures Inc. The project was awarded $30,000 and construction began last November. Audubon focuses on purple martins The Sperry-Galligar Audubon meeting will feature…

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‘Inequality for All’ The American Democracy Project will present a showing of the documentary “Inequality for All” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Immediately following the film a live webcast with other college campuses and Robert Reich, chancellor’s professor of public policy at the University of California and former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton’s administration, will take place. During the webcast issues highlighted in the film will be discussed, as well as the growing inequality faced in the United States. For more information, contact David Adams at dadams@pittstate.edu. Free HIV tests Bryant Student Health Center is providing free, anonymous HIV tests on Thursday, Feb. 20, as well as every third Thursday of the…

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Tournament deadline nears The Intramural Sports Program entry deadline for the badminton and pickleball tournaments is Sunday, Feb. 16. Tournament play is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, to Thursday, Feb. 27. Interested students may register for singles, doubles and coed doubles. For more information, call 235-4955. Study abroad info sessions Spots are open for the study abroad trip to La Antiqua, Guatemala. Information sessions are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in room 102 at the Student Rec Center, and at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in room 115 of Axe Library. The trip is scheduled for May 11-28. Estimated cost is $1,742 plus airfare and tuition for summer credits in courses REC 276,…

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Scotland, England study abroad PSU students interested in summer study abroad are invited to join Labette Community College to Scotland and England on May 19-26. The program will cost $3,300, which includes airfare, lodging, breakfasts, tours and entrance fees. The full itinerary is available online at www.efcollegestudytours.com/enroll. Students who enroll in the Labette three-hour course will be able to transfer the credits to PSU as a sophomore level English elective and may receive a $250 travel stipend from the international programs office. Contact Allison Colson for more information at allisonc@labette.edu. Spring Career Day Spring Career Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom in Overman Student Center….