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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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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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