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Pittsburg Salvation Army to hold Christmas distribution for families in need

For many families, the Christmas season is a time to enjoy with family and friends. For families and individuals in need, the Salvation Army of Pittsburg holds a Christmas distribution to aid them. The Salvation Army is not letting COVID-19 stop them and have adjusted to continue to provide for families during the pandemic.   “The Salvation Army has been around Pittsburg for over …

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PSU crowns homecoming royalty at virtual pep rally

Every year, Pittsburg State University has a week of festivities to celebrate homecoming. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the university still celebrated homecoming with an adjusted schedule of events and with a virtual pep rally. The university held a virtual pep rally presented by PSU Alumni & Constituent Relations and Campus Activities on pittstate.tv, Oct. …

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Easy butternut squash soup

Ingredients:  For soup:   2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  1 large yellow onion, chopped  1/2 teaspoon sea salt  1 (3-pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed  3 garlic cloves, chopped  1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage  1/2 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary  1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger  3 to 4 cups vegetable broth  Freshly ground black pepper  …

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Pitt State announces commencement plans and adjustments

Pittsburg State University has announced commencement plans for spring and summer 2020 graduates as well as this semester’s graduates. The ceremonies will take place Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday Nov. 21. and will be in person rather than virtual.   “I’m just glad it’s going to happen,” said Cory Epps, senior in criminal justice. “Some high schoolers …

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Pitt State CIS students developing app for PSU Nature Reach program

Computer information systems (CIS) students in a new upper division programming class have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a real-life project.   Students in “Building Web Apps with Java Script” are designing an app under the direction of instructor John Kuefler for the PSU Nature Reach Program. The app create will track the care given to the birds being cared for at the Nature …

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Pitt State conducting campus-wide diversity climate survey

Pittsburg State University is conducting a diversity climate survey of students, faculty and staff as part of the university’s long-term strategic diversity plan. The survey opened online on Monday, Oct. 5 and will remain open until Nov. 6. The series of questions are intended to gauge how comfortable, safe and respected students, staff, and …

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Homemade Apple Crumble

Ingredients:  Filling:  4 large Golden Delicious apples (about 3 pounds)  1/4 cup sugar  1 lemon, juiced  2 tablespoons all-purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon  Topping:  1 cup walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped  1 cup all-purpose flour  1 1/4 cups rolled oats  1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar  1 teaspoon ground …

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Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Ingredients:  12 oz. spaghetti or angel hair  1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil  3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approximately 1 1/4 pounds)  Salt  Ground pepper  6 slices bacon  2 cloves garlic  2 cups diced tomatoes  3 cups baby spinach  1/2 cup heavy cream  1/3 cup parmesan  1 teaspoon dried oregano, or …

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SEK Humane Society partners with local pizzeria to promote adoption

The Southeast Kansas Humane Society is partnering with Horton’s Pizza Plus in Pittsburg to distribute flyers of adoptable dogs. Three hundred flyers of sponsored dogs at the shelter will be distributed with orders from Horton’s Pizza.   “We’re hoping that by doing this we’re bringing direct information right into the family’s …

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PSU volleyball team uses book club to bond off-court

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many university sports had to adjust season and training schedules. During such uncertain times, PSU head volleyball coach Jen Gomez wanted to teach her team how to navigate adversity by starting a book club.  The Pittsburg State University volleyball team has been meeting every Monday for …

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