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Grant to establish first nurse practitioner residency in SEK

Rural areas in Southeast Kansas (SEK) face unique health problems that require health care practitioners and providers to accommodate the needs of the area. A new nurse practitioner residency program in SEK is set to begin and will help increase access to healthcare in the region.  Made possible through a grant awarded to …

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Oord presents five solutions to the problem of evil

“If there is a God, and this God is so powerful and loved everybody all the time, then why doesn’t this god prevent the unnecessary suffering of our lives?” Thomas James Oord, philosopher, theologian, scholar of multi-disciplinary studies presented this question and five answers to put restless minds at ease.   On Thursday, March 3 in Russ Hall, Oord gave …

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Comedian entertains audience through modern humor

Smokey the bear, scary movies, and tall people problems are just a few of the topics that Lafayette Wright, comedian, used to entertain his audience at the U-Club. Wright held a show on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m., that was sponsored by Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) with a fry bar and …

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All the Bright Places sheds light on teen issues

Based on the book by Jennifer Niven, “All the Bright Places” is a movie that will send you to tears and make you look at the world in a new light. Released on Netflix in February 2020, this film is a must watch if you’re looking for a new perspective of life. Directed by Brett Haley, …

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Gorilla women named MIAA Champions, men place second

The Pitt State women’s track and field team captured their fourth consecutive indoor conference title and the men placed second at the 2020 MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships that took place from Friday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 1 in the Plaster Center.   The women compiled a total of …

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Women’s Rugby defeats Truman State

The women’s rugby team defeated Truman State on Saturday, Feb. 29 (51-0).   Club President and sophomore in physical education Mauresa Caire was happy with the way the team played but still noticed a few things they need to improve.   “We ended up winning 51-0 which is an impressive win by no means,” Caire said. “But …

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PSU students win big at the American Advertising Awards

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Downstream Casino hosted the American Advertising Awards (ADDY) for students in the Graphic and Imaging Technology department (GIT). Pittsburg State students walked away with 52 gold and silver awards with a promise of jobs in their future.  Christel Benson, professor in the GIT department for the past 10 years, attended the …

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Imagine Pittsburg 2030: Envisioning a Better Pittsburg

It was standing room only as community leaders, educators, and businesses came together with the public to share their visions for the future. Education and housing were the main topics of discussion at the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 Community Conversation, held Thursday, Feb. 27, at Butler’s Quarters.       Imagine Pittsburg 2030 (IP2030) is …

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