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College of Technology gives elementary students hands-on programs

The PSU College of Technology and College of Education collaborated to host hands on STEM programs for third–grade students from Westside Elementary School at the Kansas Technology Center (KTC). The program is part of classes designed to give the students teaching experience with STEM education.  “This is a collaboration between the college of technology and the college of education,” said Byron McKay, assistant professor of technology …

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Pitt State celebrates Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year in Chinese culture is considered the most important time of the year. Rooted in traditions and customs passed down through the ages, the celebration lasts for 15 days and is full of family, food, and good fortune. This celebration was presented by the Chinese and Taiwanese Student Associations and began at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb 15. at Pius X Catholic Student Center.  “The …

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Indian Student Association shares traditions with PSU

The Indian Student Association hosted a henna tattoo event from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Overman Student Center. Henna is a traditional tattoo for women than can be involved in many occasions including engagements, weddings, and festivals.  “Henna is a tradition from back home (India)… Indian weddings have special henna function where henna is painted over brides to celebrate the …

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Kelce College of Business receives a golden standard accreditation 

The Kelce College of Business at Pitt State earned the the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (ASSCSB) on its 20th anniversary of earning its first accreditation. The process took five years of extensive evaluation and implementations.   AACSB Accreditations represent the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.   “Getting the AACSB accreditation means a lot for us,” said Paul Grimes, Dean of Kelce College of Business. “It …

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PSU celebrates the Korean Lunar New Year

The Korean Lunar New Year is Korea’s most important holiday of the year. The Korean Student Association (KSA) celebrated the New Year at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at United Methodist Campus Ministry (UMCM). Korean students showcased their culture and  food with the Pittsburg Community and students. A traditional Korean food, ddeoguk, was served.  “Korean Lunar New Year is a holiday …

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International students receive welcome from ISA

New Gorillas received a welcome party on Friday, Jan. 25 at Whitesitt Hall.   The welcome party is normally the first International Student Association (ISA) event of the semester. The ISA advocate for diversity and regularly host events where international students and traditional American students can interact.   “ISA hosts this event because it wants to welcome all of the international students …

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Gorillas engage in the Organization Fair

The Student Organization Fair is a way for students to get involved on campus and work their way out to be become effective and empowered. Its an opportunity for all students to share their passion, create and leave a positive impact not only on the local community but also on the international level.  “Each semester, Campus …

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Gorillas get ready to wrap up finals

As the fall semester comes to a close, finals week can be a stressful time for students.   Large amounts of school work and stress can be a challenge for students to overcome. Ashley Wadell, counselor the Student Success, said that some of the common mistakes that students make is that they wait until the last minute to …

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Club goes on camping trip

The PSU Outdoor Activities Club (OAC) is an on-campus group that takes students on hiking and camping trips. At its founding, the club had seven members and now, the club has more than 500.  “It lets students get away from the stress of school or the humdrum of life in Pittsburg, …

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Gorillas kickoff football season

Gorilla Fest kicked off the first football game of the season Thursday, Aug. 30, with food, music, and traditional pre-game pep rally. PSU Alumni & Constituent Relations hosted Gorilla Fest for all Gorilla fans, both community members and students.  “This is just a way for us to engage our alumni …

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