Drums represent ‘life, our heartbeat’

J. Fred Fox | Collegio Reporter John Anderson is part of the Mescalero Apache tribe. He says he has been trying his whole life to overcome the ignorance many people have about his heritage. Anderson travels the world singing and playing buy cialis online his drum to educate people about modern Native Americans. Anderson brought his talents to PSU on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the U-club in the Overman Student Center, and he played to an audience of about 50 people. He showcased a variety of music, from war and veteran songs to love and goodbye songs. Anderson also spent time explaining the symbology of his drum and the meanings of what he sang. “The…

Natural disasters not cause for concern

This Earth Observatory image made on Dec. 3, 2012, provided by NASA shows Typhoon Bopha moving toward the Philippines. Typhoon Bopha slammed into the Davao region of the Philippines early Tuesday, Dec. 4, killing at least seven people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages. (AP Photo/NASA, Jesse Allen)

J. Fed Fox | Collegio Reporters Climate change is not a plausible scenario for a realization of the end of the world scenarios coming up. Despite an apparent increase in extreme weather anomalies, climate change seems to be a minuscule fac order cialis tor. Following Hurricane Sandy, a dry summer, El Nino patterns, Monsoon seasons and other cyclical patterns over long periods of time have shown that this is not unusual. The U.S. has bad droughts every few decades. Charles Blatchley, physics professor and former meteorology teacher at PSU, says weather can’t be analyzed based on the short term. “If you take a longer view of history, the level of severity we’re experiencing isn’t new,”…

Phoney emergencies

Front panel of an emergency post.

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter When someone uses one of the emergency pedestal phones on campus, the university police rush to respond. Most of the time when they get there, though, no one is there. According to university police buy cialis online , all but five, out of the dozens of calls in the last semester, have been nothing more than would-be pranksters or people in no need of aid, who activate the phones to see what happens. “People are going to be childish,” said Tyler Edwards, Student Government Association campus affairs director and senior in international business and Spanish. “This is a public university, and people are going to be stupid and drunk and…

Arts center bids come over budget

Artist rendering of the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Jay Benedict | Editor-in-Chief Sometimes $30 million isn’t quite enough. Bids for the PSU Performing Arts Center were due Oct. 30, but the university hasn’t awarded the project to a contractor because the lowest bid was over the budget. Pitt State has 30 days from the due date to examine its options and award it to one of the contractors. “We had a base bid that included everything that we wanted in the facility,” said Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning. “But we also included 21 alternate options in case what we received didn’t line up with what we had planned.” Seven contractors placed bids that were close in price, and Stewart says the lowest…

Teachers take over Porter

Area art instructors fill PSU art gallery with own works Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter The Harry Krug Gallery in Porter Hall is not just housing artwork submitted for the “Inspiring Voices” exhibit, it is also housing the artwork of high school art teachers from the surrounding Four-State Area. “Comprised of the artwork of these 16 high school art teachers from the Four-State Area, the Harry Krug Gallery has been energized by the very verve and enthusiasm they bring to their studio classrooms each day,” said S. Portico Bowman, university gallery director. Bowman says that the PSU Art Department is grateful to feature the teachers’ work. “They have nurtured, protected and inspired their students to…

A fair shot at a job

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter The career services department did not intend to exploit Election Day for its own benefit, but it helped create record attendance at its annual jobs fair. Mindy Cloninger, director of career services, says no prescription cialis more than 80 companies and organizations arrived at the Crimson and Gold Ballroom for the fair on Nov. 6. “We didn’t plan it that way,” Cloninger said. “But it worked out, and there was a lot of energy because we went ahead and capitalized on Election Day, decorating in red, white and blue and encouraging attendees to get absentee ballots.” Records collected by recording ID card swipes showed that 413 students attended the event….

Postmortem teaching tools

Students senior in biology, Jessica Black, on left, Emily Ballock, Brad Aubin, Dani Stevenson and Autumn Gabehart, on right, dissect a human cadaver during Human Anatomy and Dissection class at Heckert Wells on Wednesday, November 7th 2012.

Class learns from cadavers Val Vita | Managing Editor Emily Ballock was a little hesitant the first time she saw a cadaver in class. Brad Aubin didn’t know what to feel. Autumn Gabehart thought it was very unusual. The three stu viagra no prescription dents are part of the Human Anatomy and Dissection class, conducted by Steven Ford, professor in biology. The class meets three times a week and gives students a knowledge of anatomy before they go to medical school, says Ford. Aubin, senior in biology, says the class is basically broken up into four sections: the study of the lower limbs, the upper limbs, the abdominal cavity and the head and neck. He…

Weirsma’s art illustrates phases of her career

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Erin Wiersma began the “Intervals of Time” lecture with a simple message. “I hope that I’m creating spaces for myself to dwell on,” said Wiersma, assistant professor of drawing at Kansas State University cialis online . “I happen to find them filled at times, still inviting a sense of myself. I think there is some sense of bodied form to these paintings.” Her lecture kicked off the annual Interdisciplinary Lecture series put on by the Art Department on Thursday, Nov. 1. Each semester the Art Department selects one of the exhibits from its programming season to highlight in the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series, which is intended to foster discussion on a…

Climatologist cautions students to heed the signs

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Mary Knapp says that greenhouse gases have a large impact on the atmosphere, with water vapor accounting for the largest chunk of that. “Sources for greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous o uk viagra online xide fluorocarbons and sulfur dioxide,” said Knapp, state climatologist at Kansas State University. “Contrary to popular belief, the globe is actually warming.” Knapp was the first speaker at the annual Campus Sustainability Day at PSU on Oct. 24. She says the extremely hot and dry summer in Kansas last year, and the 30-year average, has become normal. Knapp says averages are taken every 30 years and updated every 10. The Environmental Protection Agency has…

Pending budget cuts cause ‘concern’

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter Massive state income tax cuts signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback earlier this year have created a need to slash spending in Topeka. As a public university and a member of the Kansas Board of Regents highe order levitra r education system, Pittsburg State is in part funded through the budgetary process. While Brownback has promised to protect education, it is prudent for Pittsburg State to plan for a tight state budget that could affect the university, says university President Steve Scott. “Some people believe that it is going to be devastating,” Scott said. “There are others who believe that it is going to cause the state economy to…