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Softball wins 2/4 matches at ESU Softball Classic

The Pitt State Softball team took part in the Emporia State Softball Classic. The Gorillas participated in four matches, with the last two matches being cancelled. The first two games were against St. Cloud State Thursday, March 21 and the team won the first game (5-4) but lost the second game (5-7). In game two, the Gorillas were defeated by Upper Iowa (5-7), Thursday, March 21. Game three was another loss for …

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PSU to celebrate African Culture

Pittsburg State University students and Pittsburg community members will have the opportunity to experience African culture at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 5. The African Student Association (ASA) will host an ‘African Culture Night’, which is a celebration of African culture.  “Everybody is proud of their culture,” said Rigo Osée Michael Brou, …

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PSU communication students win big at state level

Continuing to add to their wall of honors, PSU’s Communication students earned a collective 29 awards at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Awards.  The KAB Awards are an annual state competition allowing both high school and collegiate students across the state of Kansas to be recognized by industry professionals for their work. Of …

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Tax clinic helps students prepare for tax season

As the time for taxes to be filed approaches, a resource for students and lower-income individuals has become available.   A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax clinic is held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays on the second floor of Kelce Hall, in the computer lab near room 223.  The VITA clinic is part of a nationwide …

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Students and professors deliver TED Talks at TEDx

TED Talks came from the internet screen directly to Pittsburg State with such topics as the practicality of the arts, deleting divorce, and defeating the “debt-pocalypse.”  A committee made of professor of technology and workforce learning Mark Johnson, director of community engagement Sydney Anselmi, and Student Government Association president Kyle Frank, …

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Pitt State plays off against Kansas City Rugby Football Club

The PSU Gorillaheads fell short 7 to 12, Saturday March 23 to the Kansas City Rugby Football Club (KCRFS). Despite harsh conditions both Pitt State and KCRFC played until the bad weather forced them to end the friendly match early as there was weather complications and concern for teams and audience safety. Fog and rain contributed to a general consensus the game should be ended for …

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PSU to hold first literacy conference

As part of an effort to improve teachers’ confidence in teaching writing, Pittsburg State University will be hosting its first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference.  The event is aimed at currently practicing elementary and middle school teachers in the surrounding region and will feature a keynote address followed by breakout sessions presented by experienced teachers. The conference, titled …

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Baseball team defeated by Central Oklahoma

The Pitt State Baseball team lost a series from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 against Central Oklahoma. In game one, the Gorillas got ahead early, but UCO managed to pull away and secure the win (4-5). In game two, UCO managed to hold off the Gorillas to zero points and win the game (0-3). In the third and final game of the weekend series, UCO …

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Campus Activities Center hosts Student Leadership Summit

The Overman Student Center was home to PSU students who are members of campus organizations on Sunday afternoon. Those in attendance were able to learn leadership and organizational skills.  Sign-in began at 12:30 p.m. and the summit lasted until 5 p.m. The event was held for student organizations’ office holders and was free of charge. …

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Track and field opens outdoor season at ESU Spring Invitational

The men and women’s track and field teams opened the 2019 outdoor season on Saturday, March 23 at the Emporia State University Spring Invitational in Emporia.   Head Coach Russ Jewett believes that both teams did well at the competition as it was the first outdoor meet of the season.   “Well I think …

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