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PSU’s Big Event continues annual community service

Roughly 500 students gathered to perform outdoor chores for nearly 100 homes across Pittsburg and Frontenac for Pitt State’s 16th annual Big Event.  The event began at 9:30 a.m. in the Weede Physical Education Building Saturday, April 14, where University President Steve Scott addressed and thanked the students before they were given their …

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Pitt State hosts annual construction expo

Nearly 100 exhibitors and vendors from across the country gathered at Pittsburg State’s Kansas Technology Center (KTC) for the School of Construction Expo.  With an estimated 800 guests from all over the Four State region, the Construction Expo attracts high school, community college, and university students, as well as contractors and instructors, to …

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PSU hosts first literacy conference for teachers

Elementary and middle school teachers from the surrounding area gathered in the Overman Student Center for the first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference.  The conference, titled “Creating Joyful Writing Experiences for Students and Teachers”, was organized by College of Education department of teaching and leadership professor Susan Knell with the purpose of improving …

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Pittsburg community peeks at the “Edge of the Universe”

Pitt State’s Kelce Planetarium in Yates Hall opened its doors once again to the public for students and community members to learn while gazing upon the stars.  This week’s presentation, titled “Touching the edge of the Universe” was held Tuesday, April 2, and began with Easton Morrill, junior majoring in mathematics and physics with an emphasis in …

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PSU communication students win big at state level

Continuing to add to their wall of honors, PSU’s Communication students earned a collective 29 awards at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Awards.  The KAB Awards are an annual state competition allowing both high school and collegiate students across the state of Kansas to be recognized by industry professionals for their work. Of …

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PSU to hold first literacy conference

As part of an effort to improve teachers’ confidence in teaching writing, Pittsburg State University will be hosting its first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference.  The event is aimed at currently practicing elementary and middle school teachers in the surrounding region and will feature a keynote address followed by breakout sessions presented by experienced teachers. The conference, titled …

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PSU hosts exhibit by former Hallmark art director

On Thursday, March 7 prior to dismissal for Spring Break, Porter Hall’s Harry Krug Gallery was treated to a presentation from Kansas City–based artist John Keeling.  The exhibit, titled “Water + Color”, features a variety of watercolor paintings including florals and portraits, and will be on display until April 4. Keeling’s work has been …

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Pittsburg kicks off annual community campaign

Pittsburg State University and the Pittsburg Area of Commerce team up once again for the 34th Annual Community Campaign, “Partners in Progress”.  On Thursday. Feb. 28, leaders from the city, university, and local business gathered in Block22’s Community Room to mark the start of this year’s event.  This year’s campaign …

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PSU earns 35 awards at the ADDYs

On the eve of the 91st Academy Awards, students from Pitt State’s Departments of Communication and Graphics & Imaging Technologies (GIT) were receiving their own honors at the American Advertising Awards.  The American Advertising Awards, or ADDYs, is an annual event put on by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), with its …

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SEK NOW collecting menstrual products for low-income residents

The Southeast Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women (SEK NOW) is accepting menstrual product donations for their “It’s a Bloody Good Cause” donation drive.  Products will go to support young women in Pittsburg Community Schools USD 250, as well as Wesley House, a local mission that serves the homeless …

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