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Prof. elected to national office Ananda Jayawardhana, professor of mathematics, was elected vice president of Mu Sigma Rho, the national statistics honorary society, and began his three-year term on July 1. Mu Sigma Rho works to promote and encourage activity in statistics and recognizes outstanding achievements among students in eligible academic institutions. Jayawardhana helped establish the Kansas-Western Missouri chapter of the American Statistical Association in 2012, which includes Pitt State, Kansas State, Emporia State, the University of Kansas and several other institutions. Homecoming position vacant The Campus Activities Center (CAC) is now accepting applications for students interested in holding a Homecoming committee student chair position. Applications and information on the position can be obtained in…

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Table tennis tourney The Office of Intramural Sports will host a double elimination table tennis tournament for men’s and women’s singles, doubles and co-rec doubles. All teams must be registered online through the IMLeagues registration on the Pitt State Website by Sunday, Oct. 5. Games will be played Monday through Thursday at the Student Recreation Center starting Monday, Oct. 13. For questions or more information, call 235-4955, Voter registration available in Oval Members of the Student Government Association will be available in the Oval from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 3, to assist students, staff and faculty with first-time voter registration for both Crawford County and home counties. A…

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Company Day The Kansas Technology Center will host its annual Company Day on Wednesday, Sept. 24. More than 200 companies are registered to attend this year’s event. Freshman and sophomore students are encouraged to attend and begin networking while junior and senior students are encouraged to bring resumes, portfolios and ask questions for potential internships and job offers upon graduation. The event is free and open to the public; business casual attire is encouraged but not required. Rocky Horror Picture Show The Colonial Fox Theatre in downtown Pittsburg will host “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. $5 prop bags are for sale and donations are appreciated. The “Rocky Horror Picture…

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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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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…