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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…

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SGA elections approach Student Government Association election season is approaching. Students interested in running must attend one of the information sessions, the last of which will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Russ Hall room 315. For more information, contact Jordan Schaper, SGA president and elections board chair at sgapresident@pittstate.edu or at 913-660-3165. Apple Day convocation The annual Apple Day Convocation will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Students with PSU ID cards will be entered for a $500 and a $1,000 scholarship and must be present to win. Bone marrow registry There will be a…

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Krimson Kultuur The student-run fair-trade store Krimson Kultuur will have a new product showcase and fashion show from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Products featured are handmade by artists from developing countries around the world. Krimson Kultuur is located at 508 N. Broadway. For more information call 235-4599. Apple Day schedule of events The first Apple Day pie-eating contest will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Gorilla Crossing. The annual dessert contest will be at noon Wednesday, March 4, in Overman Student Center and the annual Apple Day celebration will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Pitt State trip to Korea Applications for…

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HIV tests available Bryant Student Health Center will provide free, anonymous HIV tests Thursday, Feb. 19, as well as the third Thursday of every month for the rest of the semester. Appointments may be made online or by calling 235-4452. Walk-ins are available on appointment availability. Pie-eating contest Student Activities Council will host the organization’s first Apple Pie Eating Contest from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in celebration of Apple Day. The contest will take place in Gorilla Crossing. Students interested in participating must obtain a registration form from the Campus Activities Center office in Hartman Hall, room 203, by Monday, March 2. Forms are due by 4 p.m. that day. For…

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Career Day on Tuesday Spring Career Day will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Student Recreation Center. The event could not be held in its usual location because of construction work in the Overman Student Center. Two shuttles will run continuously throughout the day to take students to and from the fair. Shuttle stops will be at Cleveland Plaza by the Student Center, the Brown parking lot, the Kansas Technology Center and the Student Recreation Center. About 100 companies and organizations are scheduled to have a presence at the career fair. Students may access links to the companies’ web pages by going to http://www.pittstate.edu/office/careers/events/spring-career-day.dot or by going to the…

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Karaoke Gorillas in Your Midst will hold a karaoke from 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Dellinger Underground. A range of songs is available to choose from and students may bring their own CDs as well. Giveaways and refreshments will be provided. Call 235-4062 for more information. Valentine’s Day raffle Gorillas in Your Midst is selling raffle tickets for a 4-foot-tall stuffed monkey as part of the organization’s fundraising efforts for travel and lodging expenses for a conference. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and may be purchased at Hartman Hall, room 209 or by calling Ext. 4062. Tickets will also be sold at the “Day Before Valentine’s Day Flower Sale” on…

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Stalking awareness January is National Stalking Awareness month and Pitt State’s Students for Violence Prevention will host a stalking awareness event at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Grubbs Hall, room 107. Sarah Bahr, stalking survivor, will share her personal story of domestic violence and the steps she took to prosecute the offender. A roundtable discussion and Q&A session will follow, where attendees have the option to anonymously text in their questions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 231-6892. SGA senators needed Student Government Association (SGA) is in search of senators from the College of Education and the College of Technology. Students interested in being a voice for…

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Online programs get high ranking The Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) has named Pitt State among the top 20 universities for “Best Online Master’s Programs” for 2014-2015. ACO determined the rankings by considering the number of degree programs offered, tuition, fees, availability of academic and career counseling services and by using a formula pitting cost and quality together to measure the overall value of an online master’s degree. Meadowbrook Mall birdseed sale The annual Audubon Birdseed Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Pittsburg’s Meadowbrook Mall. Birdseeds available for sale will include Black Oil Sunflower, Wildbird Seed Mix and Nyjer Thistle. Birdhouses will also be available for purchase. Scholarship Q&A…

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Thanksgiving dining hours All campus dining facilities will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Friday, Nov. 28. Gibson Dining Hall will also be closed on Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30. The Axe Grind will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. All dining locations will reopen with regular hours of operation on Monday, Dec. 1. PSU dining committee Sodexo now has positions open for interested students, faculty and staff to join the PSU Dining Committee. Applicants must be interested in food, promotions, sustainability, healthy options and other topics related to campus dining operations. Applications may be found on the Gorilla Dining website and the deadline to apply is Friday,…