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International students welcomed at Pitt Pal Kick Off

International students are normally far from home, but on Friday, they received a welcome to their temporary home.  The International Programs and Services Office held the “Pitt Pal Kick Off” on Friday, Aug. 23 in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The Pitt Pal program is in place …

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PSU professor Allison Blevins delivers new poetry

Poet Allison Blevins has written on many subjects such as divorce, motherhood, and working for her position as a PSU professor, and she shares these artistic works with the world.   On Aug. 1 at 7 p.m, PSU professor of women and gender studies Allison Blevins read from her most recent poetry …

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Marching band prepares for football season during band camp

The Pride of the Plains Marching Band holds band camp every year for incoming freshmen as well as returning band members to gear up for the upcoming season. Band Camps was held from Monday August 12-16th.   “This is my fifth year,” said Lindsey Chambers, senior in music education. “We start with the basics and the …

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Student uses coffee waste research for green purposes

Kansas Polymer Research Center scientists have determined how to use coffee waste to make green energy devices. These scientists included South Korean exchange student Jonghyun Choi as lead researcher with help of associate professor Ram Gupta.   Choi’s research was recently accepted in an international journal. The subject of Choi’s article is “Waste …

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Football gears up for new season

The Pitt State football team began practicing on Friday, August 9 for the 2019 season which begins in early September.   Head Coach Tim Beck hopes to see the team improve this season.  “Well, I mean we finished up the season last year at eight and three and I was very disappointed in that,” Beck said. …

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Freshmen ready for classes at ‘Gorilla Warm-Up’

Gorilla Warm-up is an interactive way to help students learn what’s what and where to go before their first days as college students. It was held Sunday Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.   “I like to think of Gorilla Warm-up like your first day at a new job,” said Ashley Wadell, student success counselor. “So at …

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Paint party gives students a chance to connect

Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) welcomed new and returning gorillas with a “foam and powder paint party.” The foam and powder paint party was hosted Monday August 19at 8pm in Lindburg plaza.   “The foam and powder paint party is really just like a first night of school, back to school event,” said Nicole Day, sophomore in nursing and GAB …

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‘Dora’ explores a treasured win at the box office

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” is not a movie for the kids of today; it’s a movie for the kids of yesteryear.  The film, directed by James Bobin, stars Isabela Moner as the famous pink-garbed bilingual explorer but she’s not the adolescent we know and love. Dora the Explorer is grown …

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Jen Daro hired as assistant softball coach

On Thursday, July 25, head softball coach Ashley Balazs announced the hiring of Jen Daro as the new assistant softball coach.   Daro received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Creighton University in May of 2017. She continued her education at St. Cloud State University and earned a master’s degree in higher education and leadership …

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SEK Symphony prepares for new orchestral season

The SEK Symphony is revving up for a brand new season of music with a new name.  The Southeast Kansas Symphony at Pittsburg State, formerly the SEK Symphony, will present a series of concerts featuring guest artists, special celebrations, and world premieres of new music. On Oct. 17, the Symphony will invite back …

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