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Altruistic Alliance of University Women host voting community service event

Every year, Pittsburg State students and student organizations host a variety of community service projects. One such project this year is the Altruistic Alliance of University Women (AAUW) collecting donations for George Nettels Elementary students.   There are two collection boxes on campus. One is in the Campus Activities Center and the Student Center and the other is …

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PSU renews commitment to diversity, equality with new council

After deciding that Pittsburg State needed to reaffirm their stance on diversity and equality, PSU President Steve Scott announced the formation of the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Council.   The new council will replace a group known as the University Diversity Council. According to a press release by PSU, the new council will have “…a much …

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OSD, HOT celebrating Hispanic Heritage month

The Office of Student Diversity (OSD) and Hispanics of Today (HOT) are celebrating Hispanic Heritage month (HHM) which takes place every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.    National Hispanic Heritage Week was first proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. It was expanded from a week to a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.   …

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Sumner Mackey elected SGA president

Sumner Mackey was chosen as the president of the Student Government Association (SGA).   Mackey, a double major in political science with an emphasis in pre-law and in communication with an emphasis in strategic communication, has always wanted to help people and saw SGA as a way to help students specifically.    “So, I was in …

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ROTC honors 9/11 victims with remembrance ceremony

Cadets in the Pittsburg State ROTC program carried out a 9/11 remembrance ceremony which took place at Carnie Smith Stadium.   During the remembrance, the ROTC cannon was fired four times: at 8:46 a.m., when Flight 11 hit the first World Trade Center towers, at 9:03 a.m. when Flight 175 hit …

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Resources offered for voter registration

With several elections on the horizon, students may be finding that they don’t know where to register to vote or what options they have regarding voting.   Knowing resources for voter registration and knowing the policies regarding voting is the first step in actually voting.   Marcia Weeks, who works with the Women’s Alliance for Voter Education (W.A.V.E.), assists PSU students in …

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Crawford County Jail launches new treatment program

The Crawford County Jail has partnered with Community Health of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) to initiate a new treatment program for inmates.    Treatment will include counseling, medication assisted treatment and aftercare.  In a media release on Aug. 25, Sheriff Danny Smith says that he has seen the funding and resources for addiction and mental health treatment slowly …

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Office of Student Diversity hosts annual ‘Come and Go Social’

The Office of Student Diversity (OSD) hosted their annual Come and Go Social event on Tuesday, August 25 in Cleveland Plaza.   Per the university website, “The Office of Student Diversity seeks to enrich the academic, cultural, and social development of diverse students and to cultivate a culture of respect, understanding, and awareness among the …

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Coaches, senior athletes react to MIAA suspending 2020 fall season

Head Track and Field Coach Russ Jewett:   “Well, (I was) disappointment of course. It’s been quite a roller-coaster ride ever since… March 12 or so… Disappointed but like everything else we’ve encountered on this phenomenon; this pandemic phenomenon is just to treat it like a challenge to overcome and that’s what we’ve passed along to our kids.”   Head Volleyball Coach Jen Gomez:  “I think …

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