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Why we didn’t report

What has long been considered a socially taboo subject, stories of sexual violence are now at the forefront of newspapers, talk-shows, and everyday conversations as survivors across the country join in what has become a national movement toward justice and change.   Last Thursday, Sept. 27 marked a historic day in …

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Gator Millworks donates $12,000 to AMMT program

Formerly known as the wood technology program, Pitt State’s recently re-branded Architectural Manufacturing Management & Technology program (AMMT) received a $12,000 donation from Gator Millworks, a company that has hired PSU students as interns and has participated in Wood Tech Day in the College of Technology.   “PSU students are the …

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Gorillas celebrate family, football in the Jungle

Pitt State is home to many well-loved traditions, including the annual Family Day celebration, a festive day for PSU Gorillas and their loved ones to celebrate their university, community, and family with another time-honored tradition in the Jungle: Pitt State football.   “The whole weekend is family weekend in conjunction with …

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PSU receives $50,000 from Pritchett Trust for scholarships 

The PSU Foundation relies on donations in order to fund various needs of the university, such as scholarships, facilities, and faculty development. Their most recent donation came from the Pritchett Trust, an award of $50,000 for student scholarships.   William B. Pritchett, a World War I veteran, and his wife, Athlyn …

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Negotiations of faculty salary increase continue

Deliberations over faculty increases for the 2018-19 academic year started in June, but a final decision has yet to be made.   Last September, former Kansas governor Sam Brownback authorized a 2.5 percent raise for certain state employees, namely unclassified workers who did not receive a salary increase in 2017. This …

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Summer camp cracks code for reading success

New to Pittsburg State University’s Center for READing this summer, the Secret Codes Camp is helping children who struggle with reading become confident, competent readers.   David Hurford, chair of the Department of Psychology and director of the Center for READing, started the Center in 1997 in order to provide assessments …

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Religion has no place in government

The First Amendment contains an apparent oxymoron: religious freedom is to be protected and there must be separation of church and state. Understandably, this can lead to erroneous interpretation, but one would expect the attorney general of the United States to know that the government’s laws derive from the Constitution, …

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PSU welcomes junior athletes for summer camps

Pittsburg State University prides itself on providing high-caliber athletic programs led by seasoned coaches, and each summer students in elementary through high school have the opportunity to train and play like Gorillas at one of the many athletic camps.    For Amanda Davied, PSU women’s basketball head coach, summer camps are …

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PSU alumna sets new records with botany research 

Sam Pryer graduated Pitt State with her master’s in biology this May after completing a monumental project that will have a lasting impact on the study and understanding of plant life in Kansas.   As part of a floristic survey, Pryer spent more than two years collecting and identifying 1,439 plant …

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Nelson-Atkins honors Marjorie Schick

Marjorie Schick, art professor at Pittsburg State University for 50 years, died last December from stroke complications, but her legacy continues to shine as boldly and loudly as her art, most recently through a memorial ceremony and art display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.    Guests at the service Sunday, June 3 …

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