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Workshop scheduled for older adults Laura Covert, an assistant professor in Pittsburg State University’s Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, will lead a workshop, “Bingo and Beyond,” June 19-20 in the Student Recreation Center at PSU. Covert has been a personal trainer, group exercise instructor and wellness coordinator who specialized in working with older adults and special populations. The workshop runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 19 and 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 20. For more information, call 235-4665. Football art to be displayed The giant footballs of SEK Art Fest 2014 will soon make their way to downtown Pittsburg. The annual community art exhibit will go on display…

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Broyles, Gammon inducted to Hall of Fame Former PSU head football coach Chuck Broyles and former All-American football player Kendall Gammon have been enshrined into the MIAA Hall of Fame class of 2014. On Thursday, June 5, at the MIAA-Awards Ceremony at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Mo., the 10-member class was announced. Broyles coached the PSU football team to the 1991 NCAA Division II National Championship along with national championship appearances in 1992, 1995 and 2004 while posting an MIAA record of 198 victories during his 20-year tenure as head coach from 1990-2009. Broyles has also earned NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year honors three times. In addition, Broyles…

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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…

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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…