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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…