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Athlete of the Week: Morgan Henning

Students everywhere have to find a way to balance school with everything else in their life such as extracurricular activities, clubs, family, friends, and life in general. Sophomore Morgan Henning balances her schoolwork with volleyball.   Henning is a psychology major with a 4.0 GPA. She has been playing volleyball since the first grade but started playing volleyball competitively in middle school.  …

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Memoir author visits campus

Author Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman came to Pitt State as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer series to read her new memoir “Sounds Like Titanic.”     The Distinguished Visiting Writer series invites different authors to the university to read their writing.  On Sep. 26, Hindman’s book reading was held in the Overman Student Center.  “One thing …

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Students build speech skills at new speech communication center

Students now have the opportunity to grow their public speaking and speech writing skills with the new communication center in the basement of the Axe Library.   In the study room 26 is where students will be welcomed by tutors that can help with speech development, research, and how to build content.   …

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Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble opens SCMS

McCray Hall is used to hearing the sounds of trumpets and trombones, but students there are not accustomed to hearing the sounds created for the opening of the Solo & Chamber Music Series.  The Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble gave a concert as part of the Solo Chamber Music Series (SCMS) on …

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Gorillas remain perfect after 37-14 road win at Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – After falling behind 7-0, the Pittsburg State Gorillas scored 27 unanswered points and cruised to a 37-14 road win against the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers to improve to 4-0 in the MIAA. The Gorilla offense was balanced between quick-strike scores from the passing game, and time-consuming possessions fueled by …

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Pitts family chosen as honorary family

The aptly named Pitts family was selected as the 2019 honorary family.   Senior Katy Pitts graduates from Pittsburg State in May 2020 with her degree in nursing,  Katy’s mother Kim graduated from PSU with a degree in biology with an emphasis in teaching and her father David graduated with a criminal justice degree and an education degree with a weights …

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University choirs holds ‘Victoriana’ dinner

The university choirs brought the Victorian era to life accompanied by fine dining.   On Sep. 20, the annual “Choir Dinner” was held in the Overman Student Center by the university choirs. The theme of the music and dinner was showcasing the Victorian era. Guests were served dinner by the performers, and they ate while the choir rotated performances around the …

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ISA hosts Street Food Festival

The Indian Student Association (ISA) shared some popular Indian street food dishes with campus.   ISA held a street food festival Tuesday, Sept. 24 to fundraise some of their big events coming up. Yashvi Limbasiya, sophomore in biology is ISA’s secretary and said the event gave campus a chance to taste some of India’s authentic street cuisine.   …

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Cross Country teams both place fifth at MSSU Stampede

The men and women’s cross-country teams both placed fifth in the Missouri Southern State University Stampede on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Joplin.   Head coach Russ Jewett believes the teams raced well.   “Well, we had some goals and objectives for each team, and we reached almost all of those, so from that standpoint we were pretty pleased,” Jewett said. “You like …

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