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Memoir author visits campus

Author Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman came to Pitt State as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer series to read her new memoir “Sounds Like Titanic.”     The Distinguished Visiting Writer series invites different authors to the university to read their writing.  On Sep. 26, Hindman’s book reading was held in the Overman Student Center.  “One thing …

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University choirs holds ‘Victoriana’ dinner

The university choirs brought the Victorian era to life accompanied by fine dining.   On Sep. 20, the annual “Choir Dinner” was held in the Overman Student Center by the university choirs. The theme of the music and dinner was showcasing the Victorian era. Guests were served dinner by the performers, and they ate while the choir rotated performances around the …

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Nature conservancy celebrates 30th anniversary

The Bicknell Center held the Nature Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary Celebration.    Thirty years ago, a group of volunteers joined together from throughout Kansas to create a statewide chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Campus affiliates and locals gathered around to hear the history of the organization and its plans for Kansas. Topics included soil health, irrigation efficiency, and urban rivers.  Nature Conservancy director, Rob Manes, …

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Step Afrika Comes to PSU

Stepping first started in the early 1900s as an African-American tradition. Step Afrika came to perform at Pittsburg State University to share this tradition with both fraternities and sororities on campus.  PSU senior in construction engineering technology Nathaniel Simmons is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, as well as an avid stepper.  “I love stepping, …

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24 point fourth quarter squashes Hornets

The Pittsburg State Gorillas scored 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to slam the door on an Emporia State comeback and give the Gorillas a 47-23 victory at Carnie Smith Stadium Saturday.  Both teams struggled on their opening drives with the Hornets missing on a 40-yard field goal attempt …

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Peach pie

Ingredients:  1 ¼ cup flour  ¼ teaspoon salt  1/3 cup shortening  4 tablesoon cold water  1 1/3 cup sugar  4 Tablespoon cornstarch  ½ Tablespoon cinnamon  5 cup peaches  1/3 cup stick butter  ¼ cup flour  ½ cup oatmeal  With summer coming to an end and fall slowly approaching, it is about time …

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Plastics Engineering Technology program celebrates 50 years

Some remember big events that happened 50 years ago, such as the Apollo 10 mission, or the Beatles topping the charts, but there were also big events happening at PSU.  On Sept. 17, 2019, the Plastics Engineering Technology (PET) program celebrated 50 years at Pittsburg State University. The event was hosted in the Kansas Technology Center (KTC) Rotunda from 3 to 3:30 p.m. The event showcased accomplishments …

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Block22 Welcomes New Business

Block22 welcomed new businesses on downtown Broadway with an open celebration.   On Sept. 12, Block22 had a public celebration for the opening of new businesses in downtown Pittsburg that they are partnering with. Broadway was closed off for the celebration and panels by local business owners were held in the …

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Students seek internships at “Meet the Firms” career fair

Graduation can come soon for students once they begin college and some seek to obtain internships in their field of study, so that they will be prepared for the real world.  The Office of Career Services hosted their annual “Meet the Firms” career fair on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. During this fair, students …

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Fumbles nearly cost Gorillas in season-opener

Jared Vincent kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to close out a Jekyll and Hyde performance that saw the Gorillas blow a 34-7 halftime lead and narrowly escape Edmond, Okla. with a 37-35 win to start the 2019 season.  The first half was everything Gorilla fans could hope for after offensive coordinator Dave Wiemers made the philosophical shift …

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