Homecoming is a Gorilla family reunion

| Steven A. Scott PSU President | As Homecoming week unfolds, it brings added energy and emotion to the campus. There’s no doubt it’s a special time of year, and to me, the campus has never looked more beautiful. Homecoming is a time of reflection and connecting to our past through some of the most important traditions we have, including the convocation, Yell Like Hell, the parade and, of course, the football game. This year we will add something new to our list of rich and enduring traditions. Just before the kickoff on Saturday (at 12:13 p.m. to be exact), we will reveal an amazing campus feature that will celebrate our passion for being Gorillas…

And then there were 12

| Kelsea Renz editor-in-chief | | Charles A. Ault reporter | The competition for homecoming king and queen narrowed as the top 12 candidates, six men and six women, were selected from 36 candidates on Monday, Oct. 6. The men chosen are Connor Callahan representing Alpha Gamma Delta; Brian Walker, for Lambda Chi Alpha; TJ Wiebe for Phi Sigma Kappa; Ryan Matney, representing Gorillas in Your Midst; D’Juan Thomas, for Sigma Phi Epsilon; and Zack Minor, representing Campus Christians. The women are Shannon Ahlstedt, representing ENACTUS; Emily Mika, for Alpha Sigma Alpha; Jaci Gilchrist, representing Sigma Phi Epsilon; Megan Peabody, representing Residence Hall Assembly; Jaecy Hebrlee, representing Pi Kappa Alpha; and Emma Huskey, representing Newman…

Jungle Royalty

Emily Mika and Brian Walker smile at the crowd after being crowned the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King Wednesday, Oct. 8. at The Carnie Smith Stadium. Mika represented Alpha Sigma Alpha and Walker represented Lambda Chi Alpha.

Homecoming king, queen announced at convocation | Kelsea Renz editor-in-chief | | Audrey Dighans copy editor | They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is good for newly crowned Homecoming King Brian Walker. “I don’t even know what’s going through my mind right now,” Walker, junior in plastics engineering technology, said. “I can’t thank Pitt State enough.” Walker and Emily Mika, senior in nursing, were crowned the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen at the annual Homecoming Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 8. “I was shocked,” Mika said. “Everyone here is the same, we go to school, we’ve got jobs, we’re all working hard to graduate, and here I am. It’s pretty unbelievable…

Pitt Briefs

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…

PittBriefs

Past Homecoming courts to be honored More than 20 past Homecoming kings and queens will return to PSU for annual Homecoming festivities, including the first Homecoming king, Mac Braun. Past royalty will ride in the parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and will be honored at halftime celebrations during the football game at 2 p.m. PSU honors professors Pittsburg State recognized five faculty members with the distinct title of “university professor” at a reception on Thursday, Sept. 27. The title of university professor indicates the individual is an outstanding contributor in his or her field of specialization. To be eligible for the honor, candidates must be recognized on campus for contributions to the education…

ROTC reigns, again

Kristina Willis, senior in international studies, and John Fatkin, senior in history, were crowned homecoming king and queen at Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

For second in three years, cadets compose court Marcus Clem | editor-in-chief Despite this year’s homecoming theme, the 2013 king and queen were crowned without having to participate in a swimsuit portion of the competition. At the homecoming convocation, held Wednesday at Carnie Smith Stadium, Kristina Willis and John Fatkin became Gorilla royalty. Fatkin and Willis were sponsored by Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). This is the second time in three years that ROTC candidates have swept the competition. “I think it’s a great honor and it shows the support that the program has here on campus,” Willis said. “I feel like we’re very involved with everything on campus and campus is realizing that.” Willis,…

Jungle welcomes new royalty

2012 King and Queen Ryan Robinson, and Alyssa Marsh embrace to congradulate each other Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Val Vita | Managing Editor Marsh sings, then becomes queen Alyssa Marsh sang the national anthem on the stage of the Crimson and Gold Ballroom at the beginning of Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 17. A few minutes later, she was cal viagra pills led up on stage again, this time, to be crowned as the 2012 homecoming queen. “I am completely overwhelmed, happy and shocked,” said Marsh, junior in fashion merchandising with a minor in opera. “I had no idea so many people knew about me.” Marsh is 20 years old and she was born in Overland Park, where her parents still live. She is an only child. Marsh is part of the Pitt State…