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Megan Westhoff named PSU theater program’s new director

Megan Westhoff has been chosen as the new director of theater at Pittsburg State University, which includes the academic program and the company known as Pitt State Theatre.   “I’m excited and terrified at the same time,” Westhoff said.   Westhoff will now manage season planning and budgeting. She will work with undergraduate and graduate …

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Black Lives Matter rally held in Pittsburg

Over a month ago, George Floyd was murdered by police officers in Minneapolis. Since then, there have been protests and rallies all around the country.     On Monday, June 8, members of the Pittsburg community and students and staff of Pittsburg State gathered for a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally at Immigrant Park in downtown Pittsburg.   Having not only community officials but Pittsburg State …

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Annual Festival of the Arts planned for July

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Pitt State Department of Music, are spending June recording performances by individuals and small groups in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall.   Dubbed the ‘Pittsburg Virtual Festival of the Arts’, the performances will be released weekly throughout July and will …

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PSU students, faculty react to controversial video of former student

The death of George Floyd has sparked outrage across the United States. Since then, there have been protests across the country.   Celebrities are being called out for doing blackface and brands like Aunt Jemima are under fire as well. People are calling for action against systematic racism and are standing in support of the Black Lives Matter …

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PSU automotive program one of 12 proposals chosen for federal grant

A $95,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will enable the Department of Automotive Technology at Pitt State to purchase a hydraulic training board to train personnel in the agriculture industry.   Tim Dell, professor and coordinator of the automotive technology department’s diesel and heavy equipment emphasis, says that the new hydraulic …

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Wind ensemble moves completely virtual amid pandemic

The last several months have brought about many changes to daily life.   Students everywhere began going to school virtually and completing all work completely online while others across the globe began working from home or stopped working for a while.   For Pittsburg State, there were many changes. It began with the sporting events being cancelled, then everyone was given an extended spring break and then face-to-face instruction was suspended.   During …

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PSU police chief appointed to Crime Victims Compensation Board

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced the appointment of Stu Hite, Pittsburg State University Police Chief, to the Crime Victims Compensation Board (CVCB).   “I’m honored to have been appointed by… (Kansas) Attorney General Derek Schmidt and (am) looking forward to serving on the Crime Victim Compensation Board and proud to serve as a law enforcement …

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Misse named fall female student athlete of the year

Pittsburg State University cross country and track and field athlete Piper Misse was named the fall female student athlete of the year.  “It is almost unbelievable for me to receive this award,” Misse said. “At Pitt State, there are so many deserving student athletes who apply themselves to all areas of life. I just …

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Amber Tankersley appointed to statewide panel

Amber Tankersley, coordinator of Pittsburg State University’s early childhood and child development programs, was chosen to serve on the Kansas Early Childhood Recommendations Panel.   The statewide panel is part of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund.   According to their website, the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund’s mission is, “improving …

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Art students move senior exhibit online

The senior art exhibit is a requirement for all graduating seniors majoring in art.   This year, the gallery was moved online due to COVID-19 which presented some changes to the exhibit.   In previous years, everything would be in person, the artists would give talks, there would be food, a reception and more. This year however, the gallery …

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