40 years of collaboration

Jazz festival brings students together | Gretchen Burns reporter | Pittsburg State Friday, March 7, was crowded with students for the 40th annual Pittsburg State University Jazz Festival. More than 66 high-school and middle-school bands loaded up and traveled to Pitt State for the event, which was started in 1974. Since then the festival has outgrown the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall and the adjoining performance hall. To accommodate all the participants, the bands and their music filled McCray Hall, several rooms of Overman Student Center and Memorial Auditorium. Starting at 8 a.m., the musicians played for a select panel of experienced educators and performers, known as clinicians. After each performance, the clinicians worked with…

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Jazz Festival The 40th annual PSU Jazz Festival will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at the Pitt State ticket office in the Weede. This year’s guest artist is Grammy award-winning Bob Mintzer and his LA Big Band. Sports panel discussion The Department of Communication will present a sports panel discussion, “Sports Journalism in the Age of New Media,” 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in 107 Grubbs Hall. Panelists will discuss the evolution and current state of sports journalism and the challenges presented by the rise of sports talk radio, 24-hour cable sports channels and sports in social media. A reception will follow. Novelist to read…

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Art to be auctioned The University Art Association will hold the annual Art Auction 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Artwork made by students and faculty will be auctioned. Those wishing to donate artwork must have it turned in by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, to 104 Porter Hall. Throwback Game Night The Residence Hall Assembly will be pairing with Jungle Nights and presenting a retro “Throwback Night” where students will be able to play games that they did as children. This event will be from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Student Rec Center. Open mic night Students are invited to showcase their talents at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 26, in the U-Club…