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PSU honors 2019 student employee of the year

Pittsburg State University held a ceremony to honor this year’s Student Employee of the Year nominees Monday, April 8.   Every year, Pitt State departments choose one student employee to represent them with a nomination for PSU Employee of the Year. This year, the event was held in the Ballroom of the Student Overman Center. …

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Softball competes against Washburn, Lindenwood, Lincoln, Central Missouri

The softball team played doubleheaders against Washburn, Lindenwood, Lincoln, and Central Missouri. The Gorillas played Washburn Friday, April 5 but lost both matches (0-3, 3-8). The team played another doubleheader against Lindenwood Saturday, April 6 and lost both matches (0-3, 1-4). The team battled back in a doubleheader against Lincoln Sunday, April 7 and won both of those matches (10-3, 8-4). The …

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‘Shazam!” says the magic word: fun!

“Shazam!” is a stark turnaround from most DC movies released to date: and news flash, that’s incredible.  The film, directed by David F. Sandberg, follows Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, a 15-year old foster kid who discovers a magical power that turns him into a superhero. Batson, after multiple …

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Three PSU alumni receive Meritorious Achievement Award

Each year, Pittsburg State University honors outstanding alumniand this year three alumni received the 2019 Meritorious Achievement award.  The three recipients were recognized in a ceremony at 3 p.m., Friday, April 5 at the Wilkinson Alumni Center.   David DeMoss, Colonel Kenneth Hart, and Vice Admiral Jeff Wieringa were all selected to receive the Meritorious …

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Pitt State Rugby Club Defeats Oklahoma State University

Pittsburg State’s Gorillaheads defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys, March 6 at Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State is a Division I team, while the Gorillaheads are a Division II team. The Rugby Club came out victorious with a final score of Pittsburg 47-27.   The Rugby Club performed with great teamwork and smart ball movement.   “We did really well,” said Grant Schultz, head coach. “We had a three-and-a-half-hour travel (to Stillwater Oklahoma), …

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Holi celebrates colors, diversity, seasons

The Indian Student Association (ISA) brought their traditional festival of colors to Pittsburg State again to celebrate with both international and domestic students.   ISA hosted Holi, the festival of colors, Saturday, April 6, in the Carnie Smith Stadium parking lot. The festival was filled with music, colors, and fun for …

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PSU dance minor organizes hip-hop workshop

Pittsburg State’s dance minor program organized a free hip-hop workshop for students, both beginner and intermediate, led by an Oklahoma City dance company.  Oklahoma City dance studio Men of Race travelled to Pittsburg Thursday, April 4, to lead a free hip-hop workshop for all PSU students interested. The workshop consisted …

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PSU hosts first literacy conference for teachers

Elementary and middle school teachers from the surrounding area gathered in the Overman Student Center for the first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference.  The conference, titled “Creating Joyful Writing Experiences for Students and Teachers”, was organized by College of Education department of teaching and leadership professor Susan Knell with the purpose of improving …

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Campus victim advocate talks about ‘sexpectations’

In the final Coffee & Conversations discussion, students openly discussed sexuality, consent, and sex education taught in schools. Stephanie Spitz, campus victim advocate, hosted her final Coffee & Conversations event for the semester at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the Overman Student Center.   “Something I really wanted to gauge within my audience was …

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