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World-renowned musician visits PSU music department

Robert Dean Smith, PSU alumnus in music who has performed around the world, was invited by the music department to critique students in a master class on their performance of standard operatice repertoire.   The class took a place on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. at McCray hall in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall.  Smith is a world-renowned musician and has performed in concerts with …

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GAB hosts Homecoming Kickoff

To start off the Homecoming festivities, Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) presented Pittsburg State students with many life-sized games, music, and food.   The Homecoming Kickoff took place on Monday, Oct. 14 and the activities will continue throughout the week as students progress towards homecoming. GAB started the week off with many activities and games in the oval for …

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Family and Consumer Sciences hosts annual ‘FACS Day’

The family and consumer sciences department teaches about involvement in the community and the advancement of individuals and their well-being. On the PSU website it states that” the department is the application of the sciences to the betterment of individuals, families and society”.    To showcase what they have to offer, the department hosted their annual Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Careers Day. The event …

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The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts hosts Award-Winning Student Work

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts hosted award-winning student work who are majoring in the Graphics and Imaging Technologies program. The gallery was open to the community on Wednesday, Oct. 2 to show the hard work that the students put into their projects.  Rion Huffman, associate professor of graphics and imaging technologies, said these students have won either …

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Jazz Ensemble and Combo hosts ‘Red, White, and Jazz’

Independence Day is not the only time of the year that someone can show their patriotic spirit, especially not for the PSU Jazz Ensemble.    PSU’s Jazz Ensemble and Combo kicked off their Fall season with the “Red, White, and Jazz” concert. The event took place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Bicknell Family Center …

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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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