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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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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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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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Curried pumpkin and peas

Ingredients:  2 tablespoon unsalted butter  1 medium onion, chopped  1 garlic clove, chopped  2 1/2 teaspoon curry powder  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper  2 lb. pumpkin, cubed   2 medium red potatoes, cubed   1 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth  3/4 cup golden raisins  3/4 cup frozen baby peas  fresh cilantro  Instructions:  To begin, heat up the butter in a large pan …

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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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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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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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Candy Corn Oreo Truffle Bark

Ingredients:  12 ounces white chocolate chips  20 Oreo cookies  4 ounces cream cheese softened  3/4 cup candy corn  Instructions:  Begin by placing a medium-sized glass bowl over a medium-sized saucepan filled with one inch of water. Bring the water in the saucepan to a simmer over medium-low heat on the stove. Once …

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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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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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