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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…