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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Moroccan meatball soup

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cup fresh cilantro  1 bunch scallions, chopped  1 pound ground beef  1 large egg, lightly beaten  2 tablespoons harissa  1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, plus more for topping  Salt  1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil  4 carrots, cut into 1-inch approximate pieces  4 cups chicken broth  4 cups baby spinach  1/2 cup …

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Pittsburg fire department welcomes new fire chief Dennis Reilley

The City of Pittsburg has appointed Dennis Reilley to serve as the new fire chief for the Pittsburg Fire Department, following the retirement of Mike Simmons.  Reilly will begin his new role as fire chief in mid-October, upon moving from his home in California. Pittsburg Fire Marshal and safety coordinator Tom Vacca is serving …

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Drop the H brewery donates $3000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Local Pittsburg brewery, Drop the H, gave back to the community by donating $3000 to the Pittsburg Big Brothers Big Sisters non-profit organization.   The funds for the donation come from a specific community beer tank, and the money made from that tank go towards a non-profit.  “…Our brew master, Mark McClain, came …

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