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Jazz Ambassadors to perform at Pitt State

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will make the Bicknell their home Monday, Oct. 29. In addition to their personnel, the concert will feature three Pittsburg State students.  Founded in 1969, the Jazz Ambassadors are part of the United States Army Field Band and considered the United States Army’s premier jazz …

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When things go bump in the night, bump back!

Many people, from friends to enemies, have told me that they dislike horror movies because they don’t want to be scared, but what if I said that’s not the point? You’re probably watching horror movies all wrong.  Yes, it is true that horror movies are scary. That would be kind …

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Trumpet Festival to make music at Pitt State

The Midwest Trumpet Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, and Monday, Oct. 8 and will feature international trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, along with the Crossroads Jazz Orchestra.  The festival, founded 10 years prior, brings together teachers and students of trumpet from across the nation. The participants in the festival come …

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PSU hosts international English lecturer

The PSU English department hosted the 25th annual Victor J. Emmet Memorial Lecture and honored international lecturer and professor Judith Saunders with the award and honorarium.  Saunders won the honor and monetary prize by composing an essay and submitting it to the Midwest Quarterly, a journal of essays published regularly …

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Kelce receives donation, jumpstarts renovations

The Sunderland Foundation gifted $1 million toward the Kelce College of Business renovations.  The donation campaign to benefit the renovations began in 2015 with a donation by PSU alumni John and Susan Lowe totaling $3 million.  “These are our future business leaders and business workforce,” Paul Grimes, dean of the …

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Where the law ends and the fun begins

Video games are protected as free speech under the law, but they do not yet have that same respect in the realm of art, though they should.  Video games are a new art body, as compared to others. We’ve had theatre since the spoken word. We’ve had books since the …

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Scholar brings Thomas Jefferson to life

Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson portrayed former president Thomas Jefferson on the Bicknell stage as part of a live recording of National Public Radio’s “Thomas Jefferson Hour.”  The program, recorded Saturday, Sept. 15, began the partnership between The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and KRPS 89.9 to provide programming directly …

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Pitt State fiddlers recieve state honors in competition

Siblings Glenn and Edith Sigler brought Pittsburg State musical energy to a statewide fiddle competition this August.  Natives of Joplin, Missouri, the brother and sister duo each received top honors in the Kansas State Fiddling Competition Sunday, Aug. 26 in Lawrence, Kansas. They competed in the Open Category, meaning there …

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