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SAC executive positions Student Activities Council is now accepting applications for the organization’s 2015-2016 executive board. Applications may be picked up in the Campus Activities Center in Hartman Hall room 203 and are due back by Friday, May 1. Interviews will be held on Sunday, May 3. For more information on the duties of each position, go to ww.facebook.com/PSUGAB?fref=ts. Applicants should sign up for an interview when returning the completed application. Axe Grind extends hours The Axe Grind will have extended hours during Dead and Finals weeks and is now open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. “Dead Week Deals” will also take place at both Axe Grind and the Gorilla Crossing both weeks, featuring…

Gorilla Activities Board to replace SAC

| Gretchen Burns reporter | Returning students next fall will be unable to find the Student Activities Center (SAC). The same organization will still be on campus for students, but under a new name, the Gorilla Activities Board, or GAB. SAC, now GAB, is the Pittsburg State University student programming board that puts on many events for students throughout the year, like lectures, comedy shows, concerts, special events, performing arts, movies and musical arts. “We are looking into the name change of the Gorilla Activities Board, because GAB plans to use a name that is easy to remember and impossible to forget,” said Brianna O’Neill, senior in print and digital media management. “We want to…

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SAC executive board openings Student Activities Council is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 executive board. Applications can be picked up in the Campus Activities Center office located in Hartman Hall room 203 and are due back by Friday, March 27. For more information, visit the SAC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/psusac?_rdr. T.A.G. The T.A.G. event reminds all to Thank a Gorilla. A variety of statues, buildings and other on-campus objects will be decorated with red bows and tags until Friday, March 27. The tags signify how much Pittsburg State benefits from the private giving from alumni and friends. Early enrollment Early enrollment for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 is this Sunday, March 29. Students are encouraged…

Talent Tuesday in Dellinger Underground

| Charles A. Ault reporter | Student Activities Council (SAC) hosted a “Talent Tuesday,” a re-branding of “Open Mic Nights,” Tuesday, Feb. 10. The friendly competition encouraged students to show their talents for a chance to win $75. Second place was awarded with $25. Previously, SAC held this event in Overman Student Center, but moved to the Dellinger Underground for Tuesday’s event. “With the construction and the ballroom being gone this semester we’re trying it out in Dellinger Underground,” said Bobby Gill, junior in graphic communications and event coordinator for SAC. “Hopefully we’ll get some good attendance. Today is kind of a trial run, we’re going to see what happens. I’m hoping this will take…

Mind games

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | The International Gathering was not the only gathering of the night Friday, Nov. 7, in Grubbs Hall. While many learned about African countries, some passed through the lobby crowd to Grubbs 107 for the Student Activities Council (SAC) Quizbowl. “Quizbowl is a competitive academic exercise with questions covering all sorts of topics from pop culture, history, science, math, sports, anything, where teams ‘buzz-in’ to try and score points,” said Meagan Smejdir, programming coordinator for campus activities. “SAC has hosted several Quizbowls in the past, it’s always a fun event to participate in and watch. It’s impressive to see what people know.” This semester’s Quizbowl featured a total of nine…

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SEK Symphony Concert The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall of McCray Hall. Their music will include “Mambo” from “West Side Story,” “Nimrod,” from “Enigma Variations,” and others. SAC film contest The Student Activities Council is hosting a short-film contest for PSU students. Those who enter will have their film shown at The Burg Film Festival. The winner will receive $100. Application forms and information are located in the Campus Activities Center. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the CAC office. Art competition planned The University Art Association will hold its annual Student Art Competition during the week…

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Active shooter training Steve Erwin and Mike McCracken, PSU’s co-emergency managers, will provide training responses to a hostile intruder. This one-hour session teaches what to do when confronted with an active shooter, describes the actions of law enforcement when responding to a report of an active shooter, the expectation of individuals when encountering responding law enforcement, indicators of potential workplace violence, and the campus’ efforts in threat assessment and behavioral intervention. The session will be 9-10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center.   International Woman’s Day Go Us will celebrate International Women’s Day at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. This event will…

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Research bootcamp The Writing Center will hold a free workshop for students on how to find and recognize relevant information when writing a research paper from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Writing Center of the Axe Library. Amazing Race Residence Hall Assembly and Gorillas In Your Midst will be hosting the Amazing Race at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in Lindburg Plaza. The race is open to all students and will be limited to 15 teams of two. Teams are requested to pre-register by March 8 by sending an email with team member names to Sara Liming at sliming@gus.pittstate.edu. Visit www.facebook.com/events/545074225526943/ for more information. Spring Career Day Spring Career Day is an event…

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Art to be auctioned off The University Art Association will hold its annual art auction 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Artwork made by students and faculty will be auctioned off. Those wishing to donate artwork must have it turned in by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, to 104 Porter Hall.   Registration due for Big Event Students and organizations are given the opportunity to register for the 2013 Big Event. The website to register on is https://go.pittstate.edu/bigevent. The deadline to register is Friday, March 15. The first 500 to register get a free T-shirt.   Pitt State Live Pi Kappa Alpha International fraternity will present Pitt State Live, a showcase of multiple campus organizations at…

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Reception planned for ‘Coal Bucket’ artists ArtFest and the PSU Art Department will be hosting a reception to celebrate the local artists who submitted designs for the SEK ArtFest 2013, “Mining Memories.” The reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Porter Hall.   Award winning poets to read at PSU More than 16 poets from throughout Kansas will read from the poetry collection “To the Stars Through Difficulties: A Kansas Renga in 150 Voices.” The poetry reading will be a tribute to the arts and culture of Kansas. It will occur at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in 409 Russ Hall.   Registration due for Big Event Students and organizations now have…