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Quick and easy one-pot chili pasta

Ingredients:  1 Tbsp olive oil   1 medium onion   2 cloves garlic   1/2 lb ground beef   2 Tbsp flour   2 Tbsp chili powder   15 oz can tomato sauce   15 oz can diced tomatoes   15 oz can black beans   15 oz can kidney beans   1 cup frozen corn kernels   2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni   2 cups beef broth   1 cup shredded cheese  Directions:  To begin, dice the onion and mince the garlic. Put it a large pot with the one Tbsp of …

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Homemade peanut butter dog treats

Ingredients:  2/3 cup pumpkin puree  ¼ cup peanut butter  2 large eggs  3 cups whole wheat flour  Directions:  First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.  In a large bowl, beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs until well …

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Alpha Phi Alpha brings first ever KLASH event to PSU

Music and dancing filled the hall of the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall as “KLASH: Shimmy like a Kappa & Stroll like an Alpha”, an event hosted by the Gamma Chi Chapter of fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) and the Black Student Association (BSA) took place. The …

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Sodexo worker spreads positivity

For some Pitt State students, entering the Gibson Dining Hall for breakfast and lunch adds a positive aspect to their day as they are greeted by name and asked how their day is going by cashier Sharon Lipham.  Lipham has worked at the Gibson Dining Hall since August 2018 and is known …

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ROTC hosts seventh annual Gorilla Dash 5K

Mud, obstacles, and comradery were all things to be expected in this years’ Gorilla Dash 5k.   Arranged by Pittsburg State University’s ROTC, the seventh annual Gorilla Dash took place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 at the Baja location, East Centennial Drive.  The obstacle course was in honor of Sergent First Class (SFC) Forrest …

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PSU students join with Wesley House to raise funds for ID maker

Students in a “Writing for Nonprofits” class taught by Jessica Jorgenson–Borchert, assistant professor of English, have been working with Wesley House to raise funds to purchase an ID maker.   Borchert first connected with Wesley House at the beginning of the semester to inquire about a fundraising collaboration between the class and the organization. She said …

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Axe Library hosts fifth annual Spring Book Sale

The Leonard H. Axe Library held its fifth annual Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 18. The sale took place inside the library, with three tables on the ground level filled with books and more tables on the first floor.   Jorge A. Leon, learning and outreach librarian, was in charge of organizing the …

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Bowtie chicken pasta

Ingredients:    12 ounces bow-tie pasta (farfalle)  2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts  Salt and pepper  1 tablespoon butter  1 tablespoon olive oil  2 cloves garlic minced  1/2 cup chicken broth  1/2 cup half-and-half  1/4 cup heavy cream  1 cup grated parmesan  1 cup halved grape tomatoes  4 ounces baby spinach  2 …

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PSU prepares transfer students for future semesters

Pitt State welcomed future students with an orientation geared towards helping them prepare for their upcoming semesters as transfer students.   The Transfer Pitt State CARES was held from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16. The program began in the morning in the ballrooms of the …

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Gorilla Bookstore hosts ‘Meet the Author’

Pittsburg State students and community members had the opportunity to meet author, David P. Oakley, at his book signing.   The ‘Meet the Author’ presentation was from 3 to 5 p.m., April 16, in the PSU Bookstore located in the Overman Student Center. Oakley, a PSU alumnus, promoted his debut book “Subordinating Intelligence” which examines …

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