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PSU students interview for teaching positions

PSU College of Education students gathered in the Weede Physical Education Building’s John Lance Arena for Teacher Interview Day in search of potential teaching positions.  On Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, students were interviewed by school administrators from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma looking to fill vacancies. With student teaching duties preventing attendance to …

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PSU to host TEDx event

Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for presentation proposals for its second TEDx event to be held on March 26 in the Bicknell Center.  Applications are due Feb. 8 and auditions will be held the week of Feb. 11 to be judged. PSU director of community engagement, Sydney Anselmi, and technology and workforce learning Professor, Mark Johnson, are organizing the event after the success of …

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Spring Convocation celebrates faculty and staff

Pittsburg State President Steve Scott rang in the new semester by hosting the Fifth Annual Spring Convocation in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Jan. 31.  Framed as a recognition of the work put in by the faculty and staff rather than a discussion on budget or legislation, the “Greatest Showman”-themed event featured a comedic video showing what campus would be like without university support staff, …

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PSU biology students visit Missouri Botanical Gardens

Seven Pitt State students traveled to St. Louis to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens (MBG) as part of a special public service project.  Led by associate professor of botany and director of Sperry Herbarium Neil Snow, students Rachel Steier, Maggie Murray, Ashton McManis, Adam Pistorious, Ryan McGinty, Claire Campbell and graduate student Caitlyn Sanders participated in …

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Pittsburg library offering writing workshop for teens

Pittsburg Public Library is offering a fiction writing workshop for teenagers led by Pitt State assistant professor of creative writing Lori Martin.  The “Writer’s Block” workshop meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. from Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 at the library and is available for teens grade 6-12.  Each week will feature Martin, as well as …

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PHS theatre selected to perform at national festival

Twelve students from Pittsburg High School’s theatre program have qualified to perform at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) after receiving honors during the Kansas Thespian Festival held in Wichita Jan. 3 to Jan. 5.  Competing for the first time in the One-Act Play category, PHS Theatre took first place with their version …

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