It’s a rush

Fall recruitment ends, begins for PSU Greeks | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Students who moved back early probably noticed members of Pitt State’s seven fraternities busy fixing up their houses for another school year. That’s because the first week of classes is also the first week of Fall rush and the men of Sigma Tau Gamma, Sigma Chi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Sigma Kappa and Sigma Phi Epsilon are all hoping to gain new recruits. While the frats were busy fall cleaning last week, PSU’s three sororities; Alpha Sigma Alpha, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha Gamma Delta, were participating in multiple rush, or as it is more formally…

Mum’s the word

Construction works continues infront of gorilla village to build a elegant courtyard or something more?

Students speculate about project | Audrey Dighans | Of late, Pitt State seems to have become the construction industry’s favorite playground and Gorilla Village is no exception. Students on their way to the Kansas Technology Center or perhaps McPherson Hall will find it hard to miss the newest construction zone to the PSU campus. Located directly behind Carnie Smith Stadium, next to the entrance of Gorilla Village, cutting off the bike path and taking out a row of parking spaces is … a secret. “What’s taking place on the east side of the stadium is a very exciting project initiated by a donor,” said Steve Scott, university president. Scott says the university is working to…

Krimson Kultuur relocated

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | Krimson Kultuur is a bit here and there at the moment as ENACTUS students work tirelessly to move the store from its old location to a new one, right in the heart of downtown Pittsburg. “We were given the opportunity to move to an area with a lot more traffic,” said Myka Heffernan, junior in marketing. “It’s wonderful to have this feeling, knowing we have support from campus and the community to remain open for as long as we have and be successful enough to move to our new location.” Krimson Kultuur works with the 10,000 Villages Organization to promote local artisans and sell handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories and…

Seven years a Gorilla

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | Even if you don’t gamble, it’s probably a safe bet to say you’ve heard the name “Rodney Kimlin” at some point during your studies at PSU. Kimlin, graduate student in business, has been a Pitt State student for seven years. He will graduate on May 10, with the Kelce College of Business. “This is my 14th and final semester at PSU,” Kimlin said. “I’m very excited to graduate. As my brothers would say, I’m ‘finally!’ leaving.” During his 14 semesters Kimlin has participated in many organizations, including Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike), Student Government Association (SGA), Gorillas for Concealed Carry and the Pride of the Plains Marching Band. “It might…

Greek Week

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | Pitt State saw a lot of Disney and a lot of Greeks during the 2014 annual Greek Week celebrations. Beginning Friday, April 11, with a kick-off party and ending Thursday, April 17, with Airband, PSU’s 526 fraternity and sorority members participated in competitions, activities and philanthropies, spreading the message of what it means to be a Greek at Pittsburg State. “This is a time all the Greeks come together to participate in activities and show what we really do,” said Jayd Williams, sophomore in international business and member of Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri-Sig). “There is so much to do; Airband, Big Event, an awards ceremony, a speaker presented by…

Greek week

Three sororities, six fraternities face off in annual competition | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Disney may not know it yet, but its newest feature-length film will be Pitt State’s Airband competition on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Weede. “Everyone is really looking forward to it; it’s sort of the finale of Greek Week,” said Abby Carson, sophomore in nursing, member of Sigma Sigma Sigma and Greek Week committee member. During the event, six fraternities and three sororities houses at PSU will perform a sketch combined of different Disney films and songs. Participants may lip-sync along with the words but may not make any noise during the performance, including vocal or with…

In the jungle, the real jungle

International students from African countries, share their culture, customs | Robin Siteneski reporter | | Audrey Dighans copy editor | About 420 international students are enrolled at Pitt State this semester. Of that number, 30 celebrated their countries’ heritage at this year’s African Day, held Friday, April 11. About 150 students and residents attended the event celebrating the cultures of the African continent. Traditional food, dances, theater performances and a fashion show were showcased by PSU’s current international students who are from seven countries on the continent: Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Kenya. Ivory Coast Even if Americans have never heard of this country, they’ve probably enjoyed the guilty pleasure of…

850-strong

Taci Spiller, junior in nursing, Haley Mona, freshman in pyschology, and Madi Webb, freshman in engineering technology, take a fun-filled break from volunteering for the Big Event on Saturday, April 12.

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | Leaves fell all over Pittsburg, but not from trees – from gutters being cleaned by some of the 800 volunteers participating in the Big Event on Saturday, April 12. “Our final count for this year’s Big Event is 850 volunteers and 133 job sites,” said Jake Letner, junior in history and director of the Big Event. The number of volunteers increased from last year by 150. Starting at 9:30 a.m., volunteers were each assigned a job site based on which campus organization they registered for Big Event through. Larger groups, such as fraternities and sororities, were given several job sites to tackle. Members split into subgroups, sending about five…

do or die Disney

Students compete in themed trivia night | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Mathmatical Meerkats, Swagvengers, The Great Stone Dragons and Twerkules were just four of the 27 teams competing in Student Activities Council’s (SAC)’s Disney Trivia night on Tuesday, April 8. “We were very successful with our Harry Potter Trivia night last year that we knew we needed to repeat the event,” said Catherine Geiger, sophomore in biology and student event coordinator for the trivia night. “We wanted to choose something we figured students would know a lot about and would really like and who doesn’t love Disney?” Starting at 6 p.m. teams of two to four players entered the Crimson & Gold Ballroom, many…

It’s B I G

Annual ‘Big Event’ this weekend