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TEDx to come to PSU once more

Pittsburg State has partnered with TEDx again and will be hosting TEDxPittsburgStateUniversity for the second year in a row on March 26. The event starts at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, and ticket sales opened Monday and will go until they are sold out. Tickets can be purchased in the ticket office …

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Victim advocate Spitz talks stalking

Stalking is portrayed throughout tv shows and movies. With the evolution of technology, finding information about an individual has become more accessible.   Wednesday at 8 a.m. PSU’s victim advocate, Stephanie Spitz, hosted the second session in her “Coffee and Conversations” series.   “In my mind, I wanted to leave space where real conversations could be …

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GIYM gives students resources to love their bodies

Gorillas in Your Midst (GIYM) is a certified peer health education group on Pittsburg State’s campus. GIYM celebrated Body Positivity month by having Body Positivity Week.   “We’re a peer health education group so it’s not just awareness but how to, and I believe that is the main goal,” said Mekayla Melvin, junior in psychology.  GIYM put on an event on …

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Students show off what they learned in Dance Showcase

PSU’s Dance students got the chance to show off what they have learned in the fourth annual Dance Showcase. PSU students as well as community members participated in the Dance Showcase.   “The very first year we did it (and it) was very successful, and we were quite pleased with it,” said Janice Jewett, professor in HHPR department …

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Students spring into career opportunities

Spring Career Day provides the opportunity for students to find internships and become more informed of options for future careers. Students are given the chance to talk with businesses and learn about potential internships and job opportunities.   “Our goal is to just be represented here and always have our name here so people recognize our company, …

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Volunteers take the plunge for Special Olympics

With a total of fourteen teams and ninety-six plungers, the annual polar plunge raised money for the Special Olympics.   The event was held Saturday Feb. 9th. Registration started at 9 a.m. and the Polar Strut, the annual 5k, began at 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. they recognized the winners of different contests during …

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SVP prepares for Valentine’s with ‘Be Mine Bash’

Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) celebrated Valentine’s Day by starting a discussion about healthy and unhealthy relationships.   Tuesday Feb. 12, from 7-9 p.m. SVP hosted its “Be Mine Bash” in the Overman Student Center.   “There’s just so many behaviors that we’ve normalized that really are not okay…” said Talia Ayala-Feliciangeli, senior in psychology. “There’s …

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‘Coffee and Conversations’ begins its series

Opening up conversation about domestic violence on Pitt state’s campus, Stephanie Spitz, campus victim advocate, started a series called Coffee and Conversations. With coffee and a variety of creamers available for those in attendance, attendees could get their coffee fix as well as learn more about domestic violence.   “It helps to set …

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Black Student Association celebrates diversity

Since 1976, February has been known as Black History Month. President Gerald Ford officially recognized the month that year, growing from “Negro History Week,” that was started by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland in 1915.   “Black history month is honoring what we’ve gone through and what we’ve achieved …

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Community children compete in construction workshop

Children ranging from first to sixth grade joined in a construction workshop called “Block Kids” and competed for first place.   The School of Construction and the National Association of Women in Construction put on an event for kids at the KTC Saturday from 12-3 p.m.   “We bring local grade school students in, grades one through …

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