Journey to the center of a culture

| Valli Sridharan reporter | Augustine of Hippo believed that the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Keeping this spirit alive, a study abroad expo was organized on Wednesday, Nov. 12, giving students an opportunity to explore the various countries they could go to as a part of a study abroad program. “Attending the expo got me more excited to do the study abroad experience,” said Grace Geiger, freshman in accounting. “I talked to people who have already gone on study-abroad, and this got me more interested in it. I was thinking of Peru, but after talking to more people I am considering other countries since that…

Eat, pray, study abroad

| Valli Sridharan reporter | The chance to study abroad is a unique feature of college life that many students want to experience. Those who have experienced it say it often gives them a new insight about their own lives. “One thing I learned from my study-abroad trip is to not take anything for granted,” said Sarah Harmison, senior in nursing. Harmison spent her time studying abroad in Cusco, Peru. “The most special part was being able to help the people of Peru with their medical problems,” she said. “Even if the only thing we could do for them was give them ibuprofen for their headache, they still were so grateful. That was a pretty…

PittBriefs

Tutor children in reading The PSU Center for READing is looking for students to tutor children. The center is looking for people who like working with children and like reading. For more information, visit the website at www.pittstate.edu/READing or stop by the center located in 209 Whitesitt Hall. Students interested in joining the center’s team of tutors should e-mail mollyburr@gus.pittstate.edu. Parking An additional 29 brown permit parking spaces are now available in the 100 block of East Williams Street, north of Hughes Hall. Those wishing to use the lot may enter off of Williams Street or from the alley from Elm to Broadway. Study-abroad deadline nears The deadline to apply for individual summer and fall…

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First Performance slated for chamber music series Pittsburg State University will begin its annual Solo and Chamber music series with a performance by Scott Bell, oboist, and pianist/organist Larry Allen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall. This is the first of six scheduled performances to continue a tradition of balancing old and new, classical and mainstream music. Paint the Town Red events schedule announced The annual Paint the Town Red celebration of Gorilla football has been scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 4-7, in anticipation of Pitt State’s first home game. Among activities planned is a campus decorating contest open to all buildings, departments and student groups….

Around the world in seven days

Short study-abroad trips expose students to new world view Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporters Every year hundreds of PSU students venture abroad on trips, whether it is a week or a semester long. According to the study-abroad M Cómo Curar La Grasa Del Pecho En Los Hombres egan Corrigan, coordinator, the majority of students prefer the short-term faculty led programs. Corrigan says that the faculty-led trips give students exposure to new knowledge and ideas that they can then incorporate into their own worldview. “Study abroad is important preparation for anyone planning to take on a leadership role in the globally connected society that we now live in,” Corrigan said. From Spain to South Korea, PSU…