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PSU interior design students propose “family fun center” design

A historic Pittsburg building is expecting a family oriented revamp thanks in part to a group of interior design students at PSU.  Denise Bertoncino’s Interior Design program has worked closely with Larry Fields to propose the design of a “family fun center” in Pittsburg. The family fun center will be a second life for the historic …

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Tonya ‘the Bagel Lady’ Jones receives promotion

For many PSU students who enjoy Einstein Bros. Bagels in the Overman Student Center, they are often greeted by a familiar and friendly face.  Tonya Jones, the proclaimed “Bagel Lady”, has worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels for four years, and has been to the Bagel Academy, making her a certified Einstein expert.  “I …

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PSU School of Construction team earns national recognition

A group of seniors in the PSU School of Construction have been hard at work creating projects around the community, resulting in national recognition.  In 2019, one team constructed a bridge on the Ruby Jack Trail located north of Joplin. Members of the team include Tiara Ewy, Travis Solander, Mollie Currid, and Sean …

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PSU student John Neri interns at Tesla Motors

One of Tesla Motor’s newest interns is one of our very own Gorillas, John Neri. The PSU student has made his journey to the Bay Area in order to take part in the internship.   John Neri is a third year student at Pittsburg State University majoring in manufacturing engineering technology. From January to May, Neri will be interning …

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Safehouse hosts human trafficking and stalking awareness month events

Throughout January, the Pittsburg Safehouse is taking part in the National Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month by hosting events to educate the community about the risks of human trafficking and stalking.   Safehouse’s events are free and open to the public. The events include information such as how to recognize …

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KCCTE holds teacher workshops

Eighty-five teachers from across Kansas came to Pittsburg last week to attend teaching workshops provided by the Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education (KCCTE), learning new skills to bring back to their classrooms. The crowd was comprised of career and technical educators and post-secondary educators.   The Kansas Technology Center hosted the …

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PSU provides services for students who have served

The Student Veteran Resource Center (VRC) has been open since the beginning of the semester, serving as a meeting spot for PSU students who have served. It is one initiative the Pittsburg State campus has taken to accommodate student veterans.   The Center is located in Whitesitt Hall on the first floor and is …

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Dean inducted into Hall of Fame

Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business and former professor at Mississippi State University, has been inducted into the Mississippi Council on Economic Education Hall of Fame.  “I had lots of different emotions when I got the call – very surprised and excited at first and then grateful …

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US Army Jazz Ambassadors take Bicknell stage

On Monday, Oct. 29th, the audience members at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts clapped, dance, and sang along to a performance by the United States Army Jazz Ambassadors, the Army’s premiere big band.   The concert was open to the community and free for all ages. Playing from 7-8:30, the US Army Jazz …

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