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Volleyball setting up for 2019 season

The Pitt State volleyball team is preparing for their upcoming season. They will begin the season with the Gorilla Classic Tournament. The Gorillas will face off against East Central from Thursday, September 5 to Saturday, Sept. 7. They will also be facing Midwestern State on Friday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. The …

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Chris Kelly takes new position at UAFS

Associate athletic director for strategic partnerships Chris Kelly accepted a new position at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (UAFS) as the director of marketing and communications.   Kelly has been an employee of Pittsburg State for nine years. Initially, he was employed in the University Marketing and Communications department. After that, he moved on to leading the event ticketing strategy under the …

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College of Education receives $539,000 grant

The College of Education at Pitt State received a $539,281 grant from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The grant will be used to provide scholarships, mentoring, and laptops to 25 current teachers across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas who are either Hispanic themselves or teach in a district that has a specific population of Hispanic students.   The College …

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Rugby gearing up for season

The Pitt State Rugby Club is prepping for their upcoming season which begins this August.   Club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter is looking forward to seeing the returning players show all that they learned during the previous season and bring that skill to the field.   “So, last year we (had) a lot of young …

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Study shows labs are not being utilized

In total, there are 89 computer labs across campus. Within those labs, there are 1,717 machines. However, according to a campus wide study, 94 percent of Pitt State students bring their own technology to class. Because of this, 50 percent of students never step foot into a computer lab on campus, excluding …

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Grant Lozoya signed to play professional basketball

Grant Lozoya signed on to play professional basketball in Europe for C.B. L’Hospitalet.   Lozoya was happy to see all his hard work throughout college pay off.    “It is an unbelievable feeling,” Lozoya said. “Now that I know after all the work to get to this point and now, I am actually getting paid to do what I love. I put this journey in God’s …

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Summer sports camps offered at PSU

Pittsburg State offers a variety of summer sports camps including camps for football, basketball, baseball and volleyball.   Football had an Elite Camp for upcoming high school seniors on Sunday, June 9. There was a camp for first through fifth graders on Thursday, June 13. The camp for sixth through eighth graders was also on June 13. …

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Axe Library undergoes renovations

The first floor of Axe Library is currently being renovated in phase four of the planned renovations. The changes and additions to Axe Library will include an open floor design, additional study rooms, a redesigned Axe Grind Coffee Shop, new service points, and dedicated tutoring spaces.   Randy Roberts, dean of library sciences, says they began construction this summer and …

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Alex Achtermann selected to play for Colorado Rockies in MLB draft

Alex Achtermann was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on Wednesday, June 5.   Achtermann is the eighth baseball player in Pitt State history to be selected in the MLB draft.   Achtermann is originally from Colorado and to be selected by his home town team was exciting.   “… The whole process this whole year and last …

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Secret Codes camp offered for struggling readers

The Center for READing is offering the Secret Codes camp this summer. The camp takes place from Monday, June 3 to Thursday, July 25.   The curriculum is a year-long curriculum and students will receive half of the curriculum. It is a science-based program and is used to help struggling readers and prevent reading failure. Registration has passed, but the camp was open to all …

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