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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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Purple Lights shine across Pittsburg against domestic abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Purple Light Nights Campaign is showing support for domestic abuse survivors, and the movement has come to Pittsburg.   In the Pittsburg community, a number of events are being held to spread awareness and make a statement against domestic violence. A kick-off …

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Help for veterans who bring a mental war home

Nearly 22 veterans commit suicide daily, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Of these 22 only six had recently reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs for help.   This percentage has risen nearly 31 percent since 2004. While many studies have been completed to get a better understanding …

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