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Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay delivers State of the City address

As the COVID-19 pandemic still rages, Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay says that citizens of Pittsburg can only go “forward together.”  On Thursday, Sept. 24, McNay delivered the State of the City address in conjunction with vice president for advancement at PSU and president of the PSU Foundation Kathleen Flannery and USD 250 school board member …

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Students for Violence Prevention host sexual assault response panel

Many people are unaware of the steps to take after a sexual assault has occurred. Sexual assault can be a sensitive matter to discuss, but it is a topic that students should be made aware of.   On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) hosted their annual “Sexual Assault Response Panel.” …

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Altruistic Alliance of University Women host voting community service event

Every year, Pittsburg State students and student organizations host a variety of community service projects. One such project this year is the Altruistic Alliance of University Women (AAUW) collecting donations for George Nettels Elementary students.   There are two collection boxes on campus. One is in the Campus Activities Center and the Student Center and the other is …

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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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PSU renews commitment to diversity, equality with new council

After deciding that Pittsburg State needed to reaffirm their stance on diversity and equality, PSU President Steve Scott announced the formation of the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Council.   The new council will replace a group known as the University Diversity Council. According to a press release by PSU, the new council will have “…a much …

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Drop the H brewery donates $3000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Local Pittsburg brewery, Drop the H, gave back to the community by donating $3000 to the Pittsburg Big Brothers Big Sisters non-profit organization.   The funds for the donation come from a specific community beer tank, and the money made from that tank go towards a non-profit.  “…Our brew master, Mark McClain, came …

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OSD, HOT celebrating Hispanic Heritage month

The Office of Student Diversity (OSD) and Hispanics of Today (HOT) are celebrating Hispanic Heritage month (HHM) which takes place every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.    National Hispanic Heritage Week was first proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. It was expanded from a week to a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.   …

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