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PSU honors veterans in virtual event

Honoring those who served in the military looked a little different at Pittsburg State University this year due to CDC stay-at-home orders and recommendations for social distancing. On Monday, May 25, the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the PSU Veterans Memorial was reimagined into a virtual ceremony which was aired on several different platforms, so viewers could watch and pay their respects.       The university typically holds a large Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, located at …

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Pittsburg City Commissioners convene for special meeting

The Pittsburg City Commission held a special meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to address the application processes necessary to access funds for local businesses and meal programs in the city. The funds are allocated from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The City intends to apply for assistance from the CARES Act under the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG-CV). More than $9 million in federal funding has been made available to …

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Pittsburg State plans for distribution of CARES Act funds

As the Pittsburg community weathers the pandemic and prepares for another semester at Pitt State, the federal government has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide financial relief to states, workers, and small businesses. In addition, the CARES Act includes the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund which enables universities to provide direct financial assistance to their students.       Pittsburg State University has received approximately $2.6 …

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Pittsburg City Commission moves forward with economic development strategies

In their efforts to reach economic goals set for Pittsburg, City Commissioners approved multiple agenda items during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting, April 28, 2020. In order to meet guidelines, set by health officials because of Coronavirus, the City is streaming the meetings live until further notice.       As part of the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 economic development strategy, the Commission approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) …

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Axe Library offers Earth Day Virtual Challenge

 Nationally observed on April 22, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. To raise awareness and get the community involved, Pittsburg State University’s Library Services has issued the “2020 Earth Week Virtual Challenge.” The challenge started Saturday, April 18, and will run through Saturday, April 25.  …

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Imagine Pittsburg 2030: Envisioning a Better Pittsburg

It was standing room only as community leaders, educators, and businesses came together with the public to share their visions for the future. Education and housing were the main topics of discussion at the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 Community Conversation, held Thursday, Feb. 27, at Butler’s Quarters.       Imagine Pittsburg 2030 (IP2030) is …

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City fills positions on city advisory boards

Pittsburg City Commissioners filled volunteer positions on the Active Transportation and Airport Citizen Advisory Boards during the regularly scheduled Commission meeting, Feb. 25, 2020.        For the Active Transportation Board, Commissioners appointed Erin Fletcher to represent the disability community, and Reno Cecora to represent residents in the Northeast quadrant of Pittsburg. The Active Transportation Advisory Board has seven members whom each serve a four-year term. Four of the appointees represent each quadrant of the city, which is divided by the intersection of Fourth Street and Broadway. Two additional appointees represent the local healthcare industries and non-profit organizations, …

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PSU Opera and SEK Symphony present Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”

Audiences welcomed the the Pitt State Opera Theater and the Southeast Kansas Symphony to Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for their performance of the historic opera “Cosi fan tutte,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m.       The Pittsburg State University Music Department sponsored the presentation—a comedic …

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