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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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Welcome to Pittsburg State University

Welcome to PSU, Gorillas! For those of you that are returning, welcome back. For those of you that are new to campus, welcome to Pittsburg State University.   As I’m sure you are all aware, there have been numerous changes to classes and life on campus. This semester will be different than any other semester in previous years. With mandatory masks and social distancing, classes have moved online, and events take place less …

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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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Opportunities provided to students for employment on campus

Pittsburg State offers many opportunities for student employment.   Students can work in almost any department on campus. Positions on campus include but are not limited to office assistants, library assistants, lab assistants, research assistants, grounds assistants, tutors, custodians and student publications.   There are some requirements and rules. Students need to be enrolled in at …

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Student study routines and other helpful tips

Studying is an important part of earning good grades. The two most important factors to consider are location and strategies.   Studying in your room can provide a lot of distractions. Personally, when I’m studying in my room, I find myself thinking about all of the things I could be doing instead of studying like playing a video game or …

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Academic programs, services offered at PSU

The Writing Center offers assistance on any type of writing that students and even professors are doing according to director of the Writing Center Janet Zepernick.   “We help students with any type of writing assignment or academic or professional writing,” Zepernick said. “So, it might be writing for a class, but it could be a graduate school or scholarship application, or …

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MIAA announced delay to start of fall sports

The cancellation and postponement of sports last spring left many wondering what the fall season would look like and if there would be season for fall sports.   The MIAA has decided to delay the start of fall sports until September and the start of football until October due to COVID-19 concerns.   “Well, …

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Greek Life

There are many ways to get involved on campus at Pitt State. One way to do that is joining organizations like a fraternity or sorority.   There are some benefits to joining Greek life according to Fraternity and Sorority Program Coordinator Anna Stark.   “I think some of the best benefits of joining a fraternity or …

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