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Students and professors deliver TED Talks at TEDx

TED Talks came from the internet screen directly to Pittsburg State with such topics as the practicality of the arts, deleting divorce, and defeating the “debt-pocalypse.”  A committee made of professor of technology and workforce learning Mark Johnson, director of community engagement Sydney Anselmi, and Student Government Association president Kyle Frank, …

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Kansas vocalists compete in Rondelli Competition

Students of voice from across Kansas descended on Pittsburg during Spring Break to fill the Bicknell with music.  The PSU department of music hosted the Third Annual Barbara Rondelli Kansas Statewide Classical Voice Competition Saturday, March 9 in the Linda and Lee Scott Concert Hall at the Bicknell Family Center for the …

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PSU Jazz Fest hosts high schools and music professionals

Both the Bicknell stage and Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium were hosts to the sounds of jazz this past weekend.  The PSU Jazz Fest took place Friday, March 1. at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center. The Jazz Fest was in its 45th iteration and was …

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‘Greta’ grabs the horror crowd at the movies

“Greta” makes no effort to hide what it is: another standard centerpiece of the movie season, this one plucked from the horror bin.  The film, directed by Neil Jordan, stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Frances McCullen, a sheepish waitress living in New York making the most of her overtly boring days. McCullen, …

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KTC hosts ‘Company Day’ for AMMT students

The Kansas Technology Center (KTC) was temporary home to hiring businesses and eager students on Company Day.  The KTC hosted the Architectural Manufacturing and Management Technology (AMMT) Company Day Thursday, Feb. 21. The event included presentations by companies from across the United States, an opportunity for students to walk through and see …

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‘The West Wing:’ a retrospective

“The West Wing” is an oldie but goodie in simple terms but is far more complex than this adage attributes.  The series, created and produced by Aaron Sorkin, was created in the late years of the 90s as a look into the day-to-day activities of the personal staff of a fictional …

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PSU conducting grad conducts KC community symphony

Daniel McDill is used to conducting orchestras in performance halls, but not ones that perform for beer halls and record breakers.  McDill conducts the Social Symphony, a community organization in the Kansas City (KC) area dedicated to bringing local musicians together. Musicians include performers of all experience levels and feature all kinds of …

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Midwest Regional Ballet and SVP educate through dance

The Midwest Regional Ballet performed in a new venue with a program dedicated to education on violence.  Sponsored by Students for Violence Prevention (SVP), Midwest Regional Ballet (MRB) Company and School performed at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The program called the …

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