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State Representative Murnan presented CARES Act update in Tuesday’s City Commission Meeting

Kansas Third District State Representative Monica Murnan presented an update on CARES Act funds and related information to members of city government during the regularly scheduled City Commissioner Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Beard Shanks Law Enforcement Center, 201 N. Pine St., Pittsburg. Commissioner Chuck Munsell assumed the duties of Mayor McNay in her absence.   Last spring the state received $12 billion from the Coronavirus relief funds. The state divided that …

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Kansas Eviction Prevention Program provides relief for landlords and tenants

Kansas has developed the Kansas Eviction Prevention Program (KEPP) to provide relief for both landlords and tenants who face eviction issues.  In response to the challenges of social-distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have adapted by making their homes the place they receive health care, educate children, conduct business, and connect virtually for worship services, community meetings, and social gatherings. While moratoriums have …

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PSU announces grand opening of Pitsco Idea Shop

Budding innovators and entrepreneurs in Southeast Kansas now have a place to help turn their “back-of-the-napkin” ideas into workable business realities with the completion of the Pitsco Idea Shop. A grand opening ceremony will begin with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, in the Foundry at Block 22 in downtown Pittsburg. Mayor Dawn McNay, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, and Secretary of Commerce David Toland are expected to attend the highly anticipated event.   “I’m really excited to be able to be doing …

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MBAA and Beta Alpha Psi host Microsoft Excel seminar

Pittsburg State University provides many opportunities for students to participate in student run organizations and extracurricular activities. Several student organizations are designed to get students involved and allow them to put their classroom knowledge to effective use. To that end, the Master of Business Association (MBAA) partnered with Beta Alpha Psi to host an Excel seminar, Tuesday Oct. 27, in room 203, at the Gladys Kelce College of Business.  The MBAA invited Pitt State associate professor …

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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 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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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, 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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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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