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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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Nature Reach presents new ambassador hawk

PSU’s Nature Reach program now has a new winged ambassador for its program.   “Harriet” – the 35-year-old Harris’s hawk represented Nature Reach programming throughout the area since 1988, serving for over three decades. Harriet passed away in January as director of the Nature Reach Delia Lister looked to fill the void within the raptor …

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Mark Johnson debuts first book “Powerful Presentations that Connect”

Communication is a way of life for some, and for some, giving a presentation can be nerve wracking, but not for Mark Johnson and his new book, “Powerful Presentations that Connect.”  Mark Johnson has taught at Pittsburg State University for 37 years. He began teaching vocational teachers, and then transitioned into teaching managers and trainers in …

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Alumni gather to celebrate scholarship

Pitt State’s alumni are known for their generous giving and scholarships are no exception to that rule.  Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019, the university hosted its Alumni Scholarship Award Ceremony where, director of alumni and constituent relations Jon Bartlow and vice president of university advancement and president of the PSU Foundation, Kathleen Flanery, recognized recipients.  The Alumni Legacy License Plate Scholarships are …

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Meadowbrook Mall hosts first healthy relationship fair

Everyone has relationships, whether that be friendships, familial relationships, or work relationships. Knowing how to have a healthy relationship and how to keep it healthy is a major contributor in keeping those relationships.   On Sept. 7, different organizations from all over Pittsburg set up booths in the Meadowbrook Mall to promote healthy …

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Axe Library hosts ‘Luau on the Lanai’

For students passing by last week, the front of the Axe Library was transformed into a Hawaiian beach.   The Axe Library hosted their fifth annual “Luau on the Lanai” on Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Partners of the library set up tables to inform students about the services they offer.  …

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Pittsburg State University chosen for nationwide project

Pittsburg State University, in alliance with the City of Pittsburg, were chosen by the Smithsonian to participate in a nationwide project.   PSU junior Caleb Durbin, biology  major with an emphasis in wildlife and conservation, started the initial project last year, doing research for his own project but didn’t receive any awards or praise during his first go-around. …

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Office of Student Diversity hosts annual Social event

There is almost always an event or activity going on in or around the campus of Pitt State. This week was no different as on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Office of Student Diversity put together their Annual OSD Social event in the Overman Student Center.   The event is held with hopes of creating awareness of the office …

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Students Dress to Impress at the Career Clothes Closet

While in college, many students don’t think about packing business or formal attire before they travel to campus. The Career Clothes Closet offers a selection of formal attire for interviews.    On Thursday, August 29th, the Career Clothes Closet hosted an open house for students to browse and see what the closet has to offer. The …

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Car break-ins on the rise in Pittsburg

Thieves have been breaking into homes and vehicles around the community in Pittsburg. These robbers have been called “car hoppers,” as they jump from car to car checking if there are valuables in cars and if it is unlocked.  Lieutenant with Pittsburg Police Department Ben Henderson is the officer primarily …

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