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Professor in environmental safety program earns regional award

Pittsburg State University’s Environmental and Safety Management program is one of 12 in the U.S. recognized by the Institute for Safety and Health Management. The program’s graduates have a 100-percent placement rate with starting salaries ranging from $55,000 to $65,000, according to PSU News.  Not only is the program successful, but so are its …

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Slow cooker creamy tortellini soup

Ingredients:  1.8 oz envelope of white sauce  4 cups water  14 oz can vegetable broth  1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms  1/2 cup chopped onions  3 cloves garlic, minced  1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed  1/4 teaspoon salt  1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed  1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper  7 or 8 oz …

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Twice baked potato casserole

Ingredients:  1 pound thin bacon  16 russet potatoes   6 tablespoons canola oil   4 sticks (1 pound) salted butter, plus more for buttering baking dish  2 cups sour cream   2 cups grated Cheddar or Jack (or a mix of both), plus more for topping   2 cups whole milk   4 teaspoons seasoned salt   …

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GAB provides self-care kits to help students manage stress

As the semester comes to a close at Pitt State, many students are dealing with the stress of deadlines, finals, and returning home during a pandemic. Groups throughout campus have begun holding events to help students destress.   The Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) held a Relaxation Station, Wednesday Nov. 18 in the Overman Student Center from …

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Banoffee pie

Ingredients:  For the crust and pie:   1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs   5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted  1/3 cup granulated sugar  1 1/4 cups dulce de leche  2 large bananas, sliced  For the whipped Cream:  2 cups old heavy cream or heavy whipping cream  1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar   1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract  …

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Easy creamy carbonara

Ingredients:  4 slices bacon sliced into bite sized pieces  2-3 cloves garlic, pressed  2 tablespoons butter  2 tablespoons salt  1 pound spaghetti  3-4 sprigs flat-leaf Italian parsley finely chopped  1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan  2 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino Romano  4 large egg yolks  Freshly ground black pepper to taste  Salt to taste  Instructions:  Begin by filling …

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Don Smith receives International Volunteer of the Year award

Throughout the Pittsburg State University campus, there are many individuals who volunteer to help students and enrich the lives of those around them.  One such volunteer is Don Smith, who has dedicated 40 years of service to helping international students, primarily with a bike-loan program.  For his volunteer efforts, Smith was awarded the International …

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SEK NOW accepting nominations for 2020 Wonder Woman Award

The Southeast Kansas chapter of National Organization for Women (SEK NOW) is currently seeking nominations for their fourth annual Southeast Kansas Wonder Woman Award.  Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 15 and, according to a press release by SEK NOW the nominee should, “self-identify as a feminist and, in some aspect of her …

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Pitt State Philosophical Society accepting submissions for philosophy journal

The Pittsburg State Philosophical Society is accepting entries for their annual journal, the Logos-Sophia journal of philosophy. Submissions are being accepted until Nov. 20 and can be submitted through email (pittstatephilosophicalsociety@gmail.com).  Argumentative, historical and descriptive papers over virtually any topic can be submitted.  “We tend to consider ourselves kind of interdisciplinary in that …

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New PSU graduate program studies behavioral analysis

The Pitt State department of psychology and counseling has a new graduate program in behavioral analysis, made to help fill a demand for providers qualified to work in behavior analysis. The degree can be earned in 17 months, and according to the program webpage will “prepare students to apply behavioral laws to influence positive behavior change and improve …

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