Briefs 7-23-15

Printing office closed The PSU Printing & Design Services will not be open from 3 p.m. Thursday, July 23, until 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, for floor waxing. Street work expected A schedule of temporary road closings around campus will begin in the near future. Pittsburg State faculty and staff will receive daily updates on the closing locations in their email, the university says. Staffers are encouraged to regularly check their emails and to account for the extra walking time that may be needed as workers paint lines and perform other routine maintenance. Corporate Challenge set The Pittsburg Parks and Rec Department will hold its annual Corporate Challenge on Sunday, Aug. 2, through Wednesday, Aug….

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Senecaut named director of custodial services Tim Senecaut, who has more than 29 years of experience managing civilian and military staff, is Pittsburg State University’s new director of custodial and general services. Senecaut began his duties on June 8. Senecaut’s appointment comes after the retirement of former director Wanda Endicott. Endicott spent 26 years at Pittsburg State including seven years as director of custodial and general services. Senecaut retired as an Army colonel after almost 29 years of military service including 25 years in personnel administration, facilities and environmental management, construction and engineering services and financial management. His career included assignments at the Pentagon and in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reading program combines books, animals Pittsburg…

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Alum named CFO of the year A Pittsburg State graduate is among the top chief financial officers in the Kansas City area, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. Ryan Bevins, a 2003 graduate who double-majored in accounting and finance, was selected by The Journal as one of 10 CFOs of the Year in the KC region. Bevins is in his first year as CFO at Sioux Chief Manufacturing in Peculiar, Mo. Bevins is one of four CFOs honored in the category of for-profit industries with at least $100 million in annual revenue. He and his fellow honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon on June 5 in Overland Park. Bevins previously served in…

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SAC executive positions Student Activities Council is now accepting applications for the organization’s 2015-2016 executive board. Applications may be picked up in the Campus Activities Center in Hartman Hall room 203 and are due back by Friday, May 1. Interviews will be held on Sunday, May 3. For more information on the duties of each position, go to ww.facebook.com/PSUGAB?fref=ts. Applicants should sign up for an interview when returning the completed application. Axe Grind extends hours The Axe Grind will have extended hours during Dead and Finals weeks and is now open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. “Dead Week Deals” will also take place at both Axe Grind and the Gorilla Crossing both weeks, featuring…

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Cabinet positions open The Student Government Association is accepting applications for vacant cabinet positions. Students interested in applying should go to http://goo.gl/forms/kkTmwDrTFN and submit their application by noon Thursday, April 23. Late submissions will not be accepted. Experience in SGA is not required. Open positions include academic affairs director, Big Event birector, campus affairs director, community affairs director, treasurer and public relations director. Students selected for these positions will receive four outcome-based scholarships distributed twice a semester, as compensation. For more information, contact SGA at sga@pittstate.edu. Dodgeball tournament slated The Student-Athlete Advisory committee invites all students and staff to join in the organization’s first Dodgeball tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Weede….

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Free Jazz concert April 21 The Pitt State Jazz Ensembles will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The concert is entitled “Jazz and PSU in Retrospective” and will feature historical photos of Pitt State from 1903 to the present day with narration by Karl Kunkel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as guest performances by Lem Sheppard, Todd Hastings, Patrick Howle, Stella Hastings, Joanne Britz and others. For more information, call Robert Kehle at 235-4474. University Arts Association meeting The University Arts Association invites all students to a meeting at 6…

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Glow Run forms available Registration forms for the Crawford County Relay for Life 5k Fun Glow Run are available in the Biology office, 223 Heckert-Wells Hall or by email at jackilynhuse@gus.pittstate.edu. The cost is $20 per person. Registration deadline to receive a T-shirt is April 17 and the event date is 10 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Carnie Smith Stadium.   Gorman inducted to NAS Scott Gorman, professor of health, human performance and recreation, was inducted into the North American Society (NAS) for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance at the national convention and expo of the Society of Health and Physical Educators Society (SHAPE America). NAS noted Gorman’s 75 presentations at state, district…

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Holi rescheduled The Indian Student Association has rescheduled its annual Holi celebration for Saturday, April 4. The event will be held at 1 p.m. at the Bicknell Sports Complex. For more information, call 650-825-0941. International gathering Pittsburg State University’s International Gatherings will continue at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, with Malaysia in the Grubbs Hall lobby. This event is free and open to the public. It will feature a taste of Malaysian cuisine, made by PSU’s Malaysian students as well as a presentation on the country. For more information, call 235-4607. Poetry reading Sally Keith will read from her works at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Governors Room of Overman Student Center, as…

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SAC executive board openings Student Activities Council is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 executive board. Applications can be picked up in the Campus Activities Center office located in Hartman Hall room 203 and are due back by Friday, March 27. For more information, visit the SAC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/psusac?_rdr. T.A.G. The T.A.G. event reminds all to Thank a Gorilla. A variety of statues, buildings and other on-campus objects will be decorated with red bows and tags until Friday, March 27. The tags signify how much Pittsburg State benefits from the private giving from alumni and friends. Early enrollment Early enrollment for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 is this Sunday, March 29. Students are encouraged…

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Nickelodeon trivia contest Student Activities Council will host a Nickelodeon Trivia Contest at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Russ Hall. Students interested in participating must register in advance at the SAC office in Hartman Hall and must sign up as a team consisting of no more than four students. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and winning trivia teams. For more information, contact SAC. Bicknell Center grand opening Pittsburg State University invites student, staff, faculty and the public to the grand opening of The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. The ceremony will feature performances by the PSU Choirs, SEK Symphony, PSU dance, PSU Theater and Gene…