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Cleaning supplies being collected for Lord’s Diner

There are many non-profit organizations all around the world that provide shelter, food, clothing, and many other services. These organizations rely heavily on donations.   However, to continue to provide the services they do, they also need things like cleaning supplies which is why Pittsburg State student and senior in social …

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Donations being collected for The Storehouse in Pittsburg

Even before the pandemic, people all over the world struggled to be able to buy necessities like clothes. With the addition of the pandemic and widespread loss of employment, many people are struggling financially.   As a result of this, organizations such as The Storehouse are vital right now and play a part in providing clothing. The Storehouse, a ministry of …

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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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Winter weather donations being collected for Lafayette House

People all around the world are affected by domestic abuse, sexual assault and substance use. As a result of that, places like the Lafayette House in Joplin are an important resource for people that have experienced those issues.   Senior in social work, Abbey Hubler, is collection donations for the Lafayette House, a safe haven for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and …

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Supplies drive being hosted by PSU student

In 2018, there were 437,283 children in foster care according to the most recent federal data available on childwelfare.gov.   Pittsburg State student and senior in social work, Julia Rosenberg, is hosting a local supplies drive for hygiene items such as body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and personal supplies like t-shirts, …

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Student organizes community waste clean up

Conversations about climate change taking place all over the world. Closer to home, these conversations have reached Pittsburg State.   PSU student Audrey LaVere, senior in social work, is organizing an event to take action against climate change.   The event, called “Walking out of Waste,” will start on campus at the Carnie Smith Stadium at …

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Gorilla football 2020 team captains chosen

The Gorillas have selected the football team captains for 2020.   Running back Tucker Horak, wide receiver Bryce Murphy, offensive lineman Zech Thomas, and linebackers Kaden Roy and Morgan Selemaea will be the team captains for the Gorillas.  “This special group of men were voted by their teammates to represent our 2020 football family as captains,” …

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Office of Admissions looking for student ambassadors

The Office of Admissions is currently taking applications for student ambassadors for the sprng of 2021.   According to a Bulk-E that was sent out, “The University Student Ambassador organization is looking for a wide variety of students. PSU students from all majors and organizations are encouraged to apply…”  Students who want to apply should have a clear ability to …

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Cow Creek Review accepting submissions

The Cow Creek Review is accepting submissions for the 2020-2021 issue.   Per their website, “Cow Creek Review is Pittsburg State University’s journal of literature and art. Established in the fall of 1960 under the name Matrix, we’ve been publishing diverse, innovative poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for almost sixty years.”  …

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Student Success Programs launches text message system

The Student Success Programs has launched a new system intended to provide students with information, updates, and important approaching deadlines regarding PSU and coursework.   PSU students may have received text messages from Gus the Gorilla checking in on them.   “…(Gus) is a text bot and he will reach out to students periodically this semester,” said Heather Eckstein, director of Student Success Programs. “…Students can …

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