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…

Clubs: Something old, something new

Something old, something new Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Two clubs have made their way to the PSU campus this semester: the Russian Club and the Native American Student Association. The Native American Student Association buy generic priligy online is an old club, but it has not been active on campus since 2009. Garrett McHargue is trying to change that. “We want to bring knowledge to the campus about a heritage that we are proud of, so that others will know about our heritage,” said McHargue, club president. Though they have only 10 members, the club is working on getting allocations from the Student Government Association so they can bring several events to campus as…

Cadets rise to the challenge

Pitt State cadets rush a "casualty" from a Blackhawk Helicopter Saturday, Oct. 6, during the medical station of Ranger Challenge help at Camp Dodge, Iowa.

Will Ravenstein | Collegio Reporter Pittsburg State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) entered its 60th year at PSU with its annual trip to Camp Dodge, Iowa, to compete in the Ranger Challenge, held on Saturday, Oct. 6. This year, though, there is a different sound coming from the Gorilla Battalion. It is the sound of the first all-female team led by Cadet Kristina Willis. Members include cadets Riley Campbell, sophomore in justice studies; Kelli Gibson, freshman in nursing; Kada Barbour, junior in justice studies, and Lexi Skaggs, sophomore in communication. Cadet Willis described the challenge ahead of them. “The hardest task ahead will be making it through land navigation without morale dropping,” said Willis,…

Learning from the source

Maria Goydy, a Sophomore in Music, stirkes up a conversation in Tristan Zavala a Senior in Communications and Spanish, in Spanish as his conversation partner, Oct, 8th.

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Channing Solon and Maria Goydy Rios sat down in the Gorilla Crossing for some challenging small talk. “So, how was your weekend?” Rios, from Paraguay, asked. Only she asked it in Spanish. “Muy bien,” answered Solon. Solon meets with Rios once a week to talk in nothing but Spanish. Rios, one of several conversation partners at Pitt State, spends seven hours a week helping students master Spanish. She speaks with a total of 14 students every week, Solon being one of them. The two are part of the Conversation Partners program, in which students meet with a native speaker to practice for half an hour to better their confidence in…

Arab students react to unrest in the Middle East

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter Yazeed Aldhwayan says there is a very simple reason why the recent film, “Innocence of Muslims,” created such an uproar in the Middle East. “The Prophet Muhammad is very sacred,” said Aldhwayan, sophomore in business management from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. “Making fun of him is not okay at all.” Protests and riots have caused disorder and death. American and other western flags have been burned with the kind of widespread fury provoked by insulting a religion. The cause seems simple: the short film “Innocence of Muslims,” was created by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an Eyptian-born Coptic Christian filmmaker residing in Los Angeles. The film, formatted as a trailer for a larger…

Past sculpts artist

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter David Marquez says sculpting has always been one of his passions. “I enjoy building things and making things with my hands,” Marquez said. Marquez, whose artwork has been on display in the University gallery for a few weeks, gave a lecture that wrapped up his “Vessels” exhibit on Monday, Sept. 24. Marquez says he grew up in a small town in Kentucky. He says he didn’t have much money and moved around the country with his mother. Going to college, Marquez says, was a big step for him. He attended Western Kentucky University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, but he preferred the sculpture classes he had…

Support integral for PSU ‘Honorary Family’

The Berberich family (left to right: Tom, Jaimie, Bev and Jessica) shown with PSU president Steve Scott.

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Every year during family weekend, the Family Day Committee picks one family to be the Honorary Family. This year, that family is the Tom and Bev Berberich family, who were nominated by their daughter Jessica. Jessica Berberich wrote in her nomination application about how supportive and encouraging her family is to her and her sister. To nominate her family, Berberich had to fill out an application that involved answering a number of questions as to why her family should be chosen. The questions ranged from how her family encouraged her to gain higher education to their involvement with PSU. Berberich said in the submission that her parents had supported her…

On campus: bring your own gun?

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter When faced with a direct threat to life, some students say they can rely only on themselves and their weapons. They gathered on campus this week. The Gorillas for Concealed Carry on Campus, founded last year by club president Edwin Stremel, senior in automotive technology and student senator, invited six candidates for state offices to speak on the concealed-carry issue. Speakers addressed whether holders of state concealed-weapons permits should be allowed to carry on campus. The speakers mainly addressed the argument that concealed-carry license holders have a constitutional right to be armed. “The Second Amendment is an important right guaranteed in the Constitution,” said Jake LaTurner, Republican candidate for Kansas…

Athletes take pride in arena

The bleachers of John Lance Arena during remodeling May 30.

Student section naming final piece of puzzle Jay Benedict | Editor-in-Chief John Lance Arena received a major facelift over the summer, courtesy of the Whetzel family. Now, the final, and some would argue most important, piece will soon be in place. The arena’s new student section will make its way from the north end zone of Carnie Smith Stadium to the north side of the court as football season comes to a close. Courtney Ingram, senior guard for the PSU men’s basketball team, says that will be the icing on the cake. “The new arena already seems like there’s more life in it,” Ingram said. “It will be even better when the student section gets…

Jungle Journeys readies students for job market

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter The Kelce College of Business has a free career development program called Jungle Journeys that is intended to help students with majors in the College of Business develop professional and personal skills essential for a successful career. Kseniya Gubkina says the Jungle Journey events are grouped into four stages: the Core, Search, Experience, and Enrichment. “The series of programs and workshops in the Core stage are designed to outfit students with the basic skills and knowledge they will need to successfully find a personal career path,” said Gubkina, graduate student in business administration. “They’ll get a chance to develop a personal marketing plan, learn about terrific resources available at PSU…