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PSU student collected donations for Communities in Schools

Senior in social work Bridget Dunlay chose to collect donations for Communities in School for her senior project in social work. Dunlay collected school supplies and snack food items for Parsons High School Communities in Schools. The items were donated to help high school students in need. “I was introduced …

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Student raising awareness regarding lack of diversity in professorial staff

Audry Elmore, junior in human communication with a minor in women and gender studies, started a petition approximately two months ago regarding the lack of gender diversity in the professorial staff at Pittsburg State.   “When I first began looking for colleges, I toured Pittsburg State and had a young black woman lead my private tour,” …

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Student raising awareness for single moms

Tracy Dougherty, senior in nursing, started a petition for single moms as part of her Introduction to Women’s Studies course.   “…This was in a list of choices, and it just stood out to me,” Dougherty said. “Partly because I’ve lived it, and also because it is sadly becoming a reality, almost the new ‘norm’ with families.”   The goal of …

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PSU student raising money for Children’s Advocacy Center

Sintia Salazar, senior in social work, chose to focus her senior project on the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC is a non-profit organization that provides a safe space where children can be interviewed regarding cases of abuse, specifically sexual abuse, but also physical abuse and situations where a child may have witnessed …

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Donations being collected for Lord’s Diner

The Lord’s Diner has served over five million meals according to their website and, “exists to combat hunger in the community.”   Sara Sullivan, senior in social work, is collecting donations for the Lord’s Diner for her senior project.  Sullivan’s project has two parts: a food drive and a care package drive. …

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Men’s basketball opens season, defeats Tabor 109-49

The Gorillas opened the season at home against Tabor College on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Gorillas pulled away with a 109-49 victory over the Tabor Bluejays.   Head Coach Kim Anderson was pleased with the team and thought they performed well on the court against the Tabor College Bluejays.   “I thought we did a good job,” Anderson said. “… I thought …

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Student hosting food drive for Community Outreach

Destiny Roberts, senior in social work, is hosting a food drive for Community Outreach.   Community Outreach in Nevada, MO helps provide food for community members.   Donations include canned good and non-perishable food items. Personal pick up and cash donations through Venmo (@Destiny-Spencer-1599) and cash app ($destinypauline15) are also available.    “Community …

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Women’s basketball team gearing up for season

The women’s basketball team plans to start their season this week with their first game at Central Oklahoma in Edmond on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Following that game, the Gorillas will travel to Wichita to take on Newman University on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 5:30 p.m.   “With COVID we are honestly …

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PSU student raising funds, collecting donations for Solace House

Kamri Wolverton, senior in social work, decided to focus her senior project on end-of-life care. Solace House in Joplin is a non-profit organization that provides care for guests who have around 30 days to live.   Wolverton is raising money and collecting donations for Solace House. Donations include supplies like detergent, kitchen …

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Money, donations being collected for Casa del Migrante

Marisela Resendiz visited Casa del Migrante, a shelter in Tijuana that houses migrant families, in 2017 with other young adults from her church.   “…I was hesitant to go at first since I had never been away from my family… at the time,” Resendiz said. “When we arrived, I felt very welcomed and at home. CMT at …

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