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USD 250, Pittsburg and Motorola partner to provide area students Internet access

As school districts across the country struggle to provide students safe learning environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking for broadband solutions that can bridge the digital divide and support new remote and hybrid learning models. To meet those challenges, the city of Pittsburg has partnered with USD 250 and Motorola to provide area students with access to high-speed Internet service.  Last week, …

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Pittsburg, USD 250 and Motorola work to get students internet access

Pittsburg City commissioners approved multiple agenda items during the regularly scheduled city Commission meeting, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, but non-agenda items garnered attention as well.  Deputy city manager Jay Byers shared with the commissioners that the city is working with Pittsburg USD 250 School District and Motorola to launch a pilot program to help students who have no internet …

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New exhibition features part of permanent art collection

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors might be familiar with some parts of Pittsburg State’s permanent art collection, as individual works are displayed across campus, but they likely are not aware of the full scope of it. A new exhibition, “Abstractions from the PSU Permanent Collection,” in the University Gallery in Porter Hall, will …

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Pittsburg State hosts Homecoming 2020

Although events have been changed to fit COVID-19 regulations, Pittsburg State University will host the annual Homecoming celebration, October 12-17. Homecoming is one of the oldest traditions on the Pitt State campus. The Homecoming tradition began in PSU’s early years as reunions associated with teachers’ meetings each fall. By the ‘20’s, fraternities and sororities were hosting reunions. By …

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Grant awarded to Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC)

A $2.39 million grant has been awarded to the Kansas Polymer Research Center by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The federal grant will be used to form the National Institute for Materials Advancement (NIMA) at the Pittsburg State University Tyler Research Center.   The research center will serve as the foundation …

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CBW Bank joins in membership with The Foundry at Block22

CBW Bank has made an annual, renewable grant to The Foundry in Downtown Pittsburg by becoming a top-tier member with the Foundry at Block22. The partnership provides an opportunity for CBW to support innovation and entrepreneurism in the Southeast Kansas region.   The Foundry at Block22 is designed to focus the power of visionaries and create the city’s next generation of …

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Pittsburg hosts September City Commission meetings

Regular sessions of the Pittsburg City Board of Commissioners were held on September 8 and September 22. The Pittsburg City Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., inside the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center courtroom, 201 N. Pine, Pittsburg. Due to COVID restrictions, the City …

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Pittsburg to gain new entertainment venue The Fun Depot

Pittsburg residents can look forward to a new kind of entertainment choice with the opening of The Fun Depot, located in the historic Pittsburg Foundry and Machine Company building, 104 N. Locust, Pittsburg.    Local business owner Larry Fields purchased the building in 2018. Fields said that he received a lot of ideas on what to do with the space, but he wanted …

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Senate candidate Barbara Bollier hosts ‘Chat in the Park’

Kansas senator Barbara Bollier hosted a ‘Chat in the Park’ for Crawford County residents on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Lincoln Park, in Pittsburg. Bollier, a physician and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, used the opportunity to answer voters’ questions about topics such as health care, climate change, reducing deficits and debt, college affordability and defunding the police. Bollier is running against Republican Roger Marshall for …

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Pittsburg State asks students to take COVID-19 Pledge

In these unprecedented times, while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, all of America is in a struggle to reopen businesses and schools while also maintaining safe environments for people to work and learn in—Pittsburg State University included. Pitt State wants the public to know that it is committed to the health and …

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