No more 5 a.m.

VJ Puccini, freshman in mathematics, speaks with his advisor Dr. Flood about sorting out his schedule for the Fall of 2014 a few days before enrollment time.

New enrollment system based on earned credit | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Every semester it’s the same. Plan schedule, check. Meet with adviser, check. Wake up at 5 a.m., check and fingers crossed, spots are still available for next semester’s classes. While much of the enrollment process will remain the same, graduate, senior and junior students can say goodbye to setting the alarm. Enrollment for summer and fall 2014 will begin at noon Sunday, April 6. “We have always been needing a better system,” said Heather Eckstein, director of student success programs. “This new system is something that needed to be done.” Last November the GUS system was unable to handle the heavy traffic…

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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…

Too much for Gus

John Botts, freshman in financing, wakes up at 5:00 for his turn to enroll in classes for Spring 2014.

Students experience pre-enrollment delays Kelsea Renz | managing editor Early enrollment for the Spring 2014 semester led to problems with the server and delays from over-submitting pages. The GUS system, which handles online enrollment, was unable to keep up with the heavy traffic and frequent page refreshes and crashed or froze on some people. “I wasn’t able to get in three of my hours because it kept crashing,” said Heather Schmidt, sophomore in elementary education. “I tried three different times to get through the system and didn’t get in one of my classes.” Tim Pearson, assistant director of Information Services, sent students two emails on Tuesday explaining that the GUS system was experiencing over 45,000…

Enrollment climbs to 7,400

Marcus Clem | editor in chief Casting a broader net can net one some extra fish, or in this case, Gorillas. Pittsburg State’s Fall 2013 enrollment waxed by 1.52 percent, according to the university’s governing-body, the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR). ‘Across the board’ “The growth we’ve seen this fall is across the board,” said Bill Ivy, associate vice president of enrollment management and student success, in a press release. “It is a healthy, broad-based growth.” Specifically, new enrollments exceeded withdrawals and graduations by 111 when KBOR compiled its data. The student population boom significantly exceeds last year’s uptick of .19 percent, or 14 people. Tuition bargains key The increase stems from efforts by the…

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Final day to apply for degree The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall of McCray Hall. Their music will include “Mambo” from “West Side Story,” “Nimrod,” from “Enigma Variations,” and others. Visiting writer The Student Activities Council is hosting a short-film contest for PSU students. Those who enter will have their film shown at The Burg Film Festival. The winner will receive $100. Application forms and information are located in the Campus Activities Center. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the CAC office. Senior sax recital The University Art Association will hold its annual Student Art Competition during…

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SEK Symphony Concert The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall of McCray Hall. Their music will include “Mambo” from “West Side Story,” “Nimrod,” from “Enigma Variations,” and others. SAC film contest The Student Activities Council is hosting a short-film contest for PSU students. Those who enter will have their film shown at The Burg Film Festival. The winner will receive $100. Application forms and information are located in the Campus Activities Center. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the CAC office. Art competition planned The University Art Association will hold its annual Student Art Competition during the week…

Increased numbers not result of transfers

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter The enrollment numbers of transfer students have gotten slightly smaller over the last three fall semesters, but students continue to choose Pittsburg State University as the school they want to transfer t buy generic viagra o from community colleges. Katie Zimbeck says she transferred to PSU because of her desired major. “I chose Pittsburg State University for its excellent teacher education program,” said Zimbeck, senior in elementary education. “I knew I was going to be learning a lot, and this has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.” In the fall of 2010, the number of transfer students at PSU was 555. It dropped to 529…