Students bid fond farwell to Jungle

Before the prizes are given away to celebrate how far our soon-to-be alumni have come a few speeches are given in their honor.

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter After three and a-half years at Pittsburg State University, Cassy Temaat says she is ready to walk across the stage and start her new life. “I have a teaching job already,” said Temaat, senior in family an canadian pharmacy cialis d consumer sciences education. “It’s a high school FACS position, and I’m very excited to start.” Temaat says she expected to be waiting until August to find a teaching job. “I start in January,” she said. “The FACS department is good at placing people after they’ve graduated.” Temaat is one of many soon-to-graduate students who attended the Out of the Jungle celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the basement of…

Tobacco task force gets $25,000

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter The university’s task force to study a campus-wide ban on tobacco discussed problems and challenges it might face during its first meeting Nov. 8 in the Wilkinson Alumni Center. “We received our char buy generic priligy ge from President (Steve) Scott, heard a presentation from a consultant, Ty Patterson, on the issues, processes and challenges the task force will face as it moves forward,” said Jim Triplett, biology professor and co-chair of the group. “The decisions we made centered around developing a plan and how to proceed.” The university recently received a $25,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to support its study of the feasibility of making the campus…

Prezi desktop screenshot

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Final projects and presentations are looming as the semester draws to a close and some students are using a new program to show their work off in an exciting way. Ever since the creation of Blackboard, the course management software, classroom presentations have become visually engaging. Most students recognize the classic PowerPoint presentation, which disseminates information in a linear fashion. However, a new program called Prezi aims to turn that idea on its head, giving a virtual presentation flow and narrative. Prezi tries to do this by keeping the presentation on the original background or image, and using a pane or slide to the next photo, text or graphic. Tracy…

100 points to Slytherin

Jessica Ziesenis, senior in communication art and creative writting, and Madison Dennis, senior in communication graphics, participate in the Harry Potter trivia night in the Grimson and Gold Ballroom on Tuesday, Nov. 11th.

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Mandi Ontis knew the school song. The tables, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Overman Student Center, were decorated with tall canisters that “We did some trivia quizzes online beforehand,” said Griffith, sophomore in communication. “Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,” said Ontis, senior in com- munication. were filled with colored water and Their team also included Addison Regier, and Scott says they made it to the final round. She says their team, “Bertie Botts,” was assembled the day before the competi- tion. No, it wasn’t the PSU song, but it was the answer to a question at the Harry Potter Trivia Night on Tuesday, Nov. 13. dry ice…

Putting the ‘bang’ in Bangledesh

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Raiyan Hasin Showrob says that he usually lies when asked if he likes hilsa. “I say I’m allergic to that fish, but I’m actually not,” said Showrob, sophomore in mechanical engineering. Hilsa is the national cialis no prescription fish of Bangladesh and Showrob says it’s odd for people not to like the fish. “How do I tell people I don’t like the national fish?” Showrob said. Bangladesh was the featured country at the most recent international gathering last Friday, Nov. 2. Students and residents gathered in Grubbs to learn more about the country. Throughout the evening a presentation was shown to give an overview of Bangladesh, and several samples of…

Are you ‘Facebook official’?

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter What they ate for lunch, their phone number, e-mail and relationship status. All of these things are commonly made public on social networking sites, particularly Facebook. Staying connected with friends and family has become easier with the addition of social media sites. There is an option on Facebook to list one’s relationship status: single to married and everything in between. When someone changes his or her relationship status, it becomes public for all of their Facebook friends to see. Katy Porter says she thinks the relationship status option is too intrusive. “The relationship status on Facebook is just a way to let everyone into your business,” said Porter, sophomore in…

Competition alive at homecoming week

Elina Akhmadullina, junior in accounting, jumps on Kafui Alomeno’s back, graduate student in technology management, during the obstacle course for the Gorilla Games on Tuesday night Oct. 16. Gorilla Games are a part of the homecoming week activities and were held outside this year on the Weede Tennis courts.

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Matt Locke waited anxiously for his teammates to sit on the scooters in front of him so he could push them to the finish line. This was the last leg of the relay event at Tuesday night’s Gorilla Games, an ann viagra generic ual part of homecoming week held at the tennis courts by the Weede. “The relay was by far my favorite part,” said Locke, sophomore in finance. For the relay, the first contestant had to spin five times around a baseball bat, then do a cartwheel and a jump, then stick the landing, pick up a banana and hand it off to the “swimmer,” who put on goggles…

German students present their culture

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter The sound of German pop music, the scent of unfamiliar cuisine and images of Germany awaited students at the international gathering on Friday, Oct. 5, in Grubbs Hall. The event marked the first German-inspi buy viagra online at cheap price red gathering PSU had seen in several years. A long line wound around Grubbs as guests waited to feast on traditional German food like kartoffelsalat, much like potato salad, and rote grütze mit vanillesoße, strawberry pudding topped with vanilla sauce. “I had never tried that kind of potato salad before,” said Azaliya Yalalova, junior in financial management. “But it was really good. The dessert was really nice as well.” Bread,…

Learning from the source

Maria Goydy, a Sophomore in Music, stirkes up a conversation in Tristan Zavala a Senior in Communications and Spanish, in Spanish as his conversation partner, Oct, 8th.

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Channing Solon and Maria Goydy Rios sat down in the Gorilla Crossing for some challenging small talk. “So, how was your weekend?” Rios, from Paraguay, asked. Only she asked it in Spanish. “Muy bien,” answered Solon. Solon meets with Rios once a week to talk in nothing but Spanish. Rios, one of several conversation partners at Pitt State, spends seven hours a week helping students master Spanish. She speaks with a total of 14 students every week, Solon being one of them. The two are part of the Conversation Partners program, in which students meet with a native speaker to practice for half an hour to better their confidence in…

Pumpkins, tunes, food welcom fall to campus

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Students strolling through Lindburg Plaza couldn’t help but notice the live music and carving pumpkins on Wednesday evening. Student Activities Council (SAC) and Student Government Association (SGA) teamed up to put on the Fall Festival.   “We hope to make this an annual event,” said SGA legislative affairs director christian cruz, senior in geography. The Fall Festival kicked off with a live performance by the band Hi, Society. Lead singer of the band and president of SGA Lara Ismert helped plan the events of Fall Festival. The theme for the evening was “think globally, act locally.” “Think globally comes from raising money for the food packaging Hunger Games event,” said…