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Students seek internships at “Meet the firms” career fair

Graduation can come soon for students once they begin college and some seek to obtain internships in their field of study, so that they will be prepared for the real world.  The Office of Career Services hosted their annual “Meet the Firms” career fair on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. During this fair, students …

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Fumbles nearly cost Gorillas in season-opener

Jared Vincent kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to close out a Jekyll and Hyde performance that saw the Gorillas blow a 34-7 halftime lead and narrowly escape Edmond, Okla. with a 37-35 win to start the 2019 season.  The first half was everything Gorilla fans could hope for after offensive coordinator Dave Wiemers made the philosophical shift …

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Nature Reach presents new ambassador hawk

PSU’s Nature Reach program now has a new winged ambassador for its program.   “Harriet” – the 35-year-old Harris’s hawk represented Nature Reach programming throughout the area since 1988, serving for over three decades. Harriet passed away in January as director of the Nature Reach Delia Lister looked to fill the void within the raptor …

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Family & consumer sciences building without AC for four weeks

Since school started, the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) building has gone without air conditioning (AC). It has been four weeks and on Tuesday Sept. 10, it had been 21 days since the building had AC.   Temperatures in the building have ranged from high 70s to the 90s in the four weeks since school was back in session. Professors have kept doors …

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Volleyball opens season with four wins

The volleyball team won all four games in the Gorilla Classic Tournament against East Central (3-0), Midwestern State (3-0), Western Colorado (3-1), and Southwest Baptist (3-1).   According to head coach Jen Gomez, the team played well and “got better as (they) played.”   “I thought we did a really good job of attacking the ball,” Gomez said. “I thought we …

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University remembers and honors professor emeritus Carolann Martin

For 24 years, the Southeast Kansas (SEK) Symphony at Pittsburg State was conducted under a single baton, the baton and conducting prowess of Carolann Martin.  On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, professor emeritus of cello and bass, and former conductor of the SEK Symphony Carolann Martin died at Via Christi Village. Martin was the conductor and artistic …

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Mark Johnson debuts first book “Powerful Presentations that Connect”

Communication is a way of life for some, and for some, giving a presentation can be nerve wracking, but not for Mark Johnson and his new book, “Powerful Presentations that Connect.”  Mark Johnson has taught at Pittsburg State University for 37 years. He began teaching vocational teachers, and then transitioned into teaching managers and trainers in …

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Alumni gather to celebrate scholarship

Pitt State’s alumni are known for their generous giving and scholarships are no exception to that rule.  Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019, the university hosted its Alumni Scholarship Award Ceremony where, director of alumni and constituent relations Jon Bartlow and vice president of university advancement and president of the PSU Foundation, Kathleen Flanery, recognized recipients.  The Alumni Legacy License Plate Scholarships are …

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