Poetry is scary, sometimes deadly

Christopher Anderson, professor of English, reads poetry of phobias during the "Night of Fear and Trembling" in the Balkans Room on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Poet explores ‘the nature of fear’ Tiffany Krause | Collegio Reporter On Oct. 30, McCray Hall played host to “A Night of Fear and Trembling,” a poetry and music event sponsored by the PSU English Department that included the work of students and faculty from PSU and Missouri Southern State University. Karen Kostan, assistant professor in psychology at MSSU, opened the event with an introduction about fears and phobias, which were the inspiration for the poems and musical compositions presented. “The difference between fears and phobias is that phobias are fears that cause disruption in our lives,” Kostan said. “However, people do seek out safe ways to add fear to their lives.” Christopher Anderson, assistant…

Many nations, one ‘big family’

Fulbright scholars learn about more than language Tiffany Krause | Collegio Reporter Ilnur Khuzin says when he came to Pittsburg State University, the thing that most surprised him was the laid-back educational environment. He says living in the United States has been a big adjustment. Khuzin, a Fulbright scholar, says he is surprised that students are able to dress however they want when they to go to class because, in Russia, the universities have a dress code. “It is also acceptable for students to have food in class,” Khuzin said. “It’s not that way in Russia.” Khuzin has made enormous strides in his teaching career by applying and being accepted into the Fulbright program. He…