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Pittsburg kicks off annual community campaign

Pittsburg State University and the Pittsburg Area of Commerce team up once again for the 34th Annual Community Campaign, “Partners in Progress”.  On Thursday. Feb. 28, leaders from the city, university, and local business gathered in Block22’s Community Room to mark the start of this year’s event.  This year’s campaign …

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Surviving spring break

Spring break is here and no one is more excited than students with plans to travel and enjoy the week away from school and work. No matter where those over spring break decide to travel, there are certain things to keep in mind when packing.  When it comes to packing, …

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Naccarato presents on Block22 at L.A. conference

Shawn Naccarato, Pittsburg State University chief strategy officer, was invited speak at the Fifth Annual Next Generation Learning Spaces conference. The conference, which took place Feb. 25-27 in Los Angeles (L.A.), California is designed to explore how higher education institutions are evolving, adapting, and working through modern challenges as physical space meets digital space, …

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PSU celebrates women in construction

This week was used to honor a career field often led by men: construction. In honor of celebrating the development of the construction field’s diversity, this week was deemed National Women in Construction Week.  “I think that unless you are in the field and have worked with women, you might …

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College of Technology gives elementary students hands-on programs

The PSU College of Technology and College of Education collaborated to host hands on STEM programs for third–grade students from Westside Elementary School at the Kansas Technology Center (KTC). The program is part of classes designed to give the students teaching experience with STEM education.  “This is a collaboration between the college of technology and the college of education,” said Byron McKay, assistant professor of technology …

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Peace activist brings ‘Free Hugs’ to PSU

Ken Nwadike has found passion in both running and peace activism, which he combined in order to begin the Free Hugs Project. Inspired to take action against violence after the devastation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Nwadike now uses the Free Hugs Project to spread peace and travels the country to speak on his experiences.  The Free …

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The women’s basketball team exits the regular season with a win against Nebraska-Kearney (69-59) Thursday, Feb. 28, and a loss to Fort Hays State (62-67) Saturday, March 2.   Head coach Amanda Davied believes the team played well against Nebraska-Kearney.   “I thought versus Kearney we came out really aggressive the first half and had a good start to …

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PSU students put firefighters to the test

PSU exercise science students have been working closely with local firefighters to run tests and assess the firefighter’s physical health. These experiments are being conducted specially to determine how the firefighter’s pulmonary and cardiac system perform under pressure similar to what they experience on the job.  Since the middle of February and until the end of …

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PSU celebrates T.A.G. Week

This year’s Apple Day and Giving Day both fell on the kick off for PSU’s seventh annual Thank-A-Gorilla (T.A.G) Week. T.A.G. Week is a chance to appreciate the alumni and other donors of the university.  “I think that this week is all about being grateful that we have such a sense of community here that …

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PSU ISA celebrates culture and diversity

Pitt State students and Pittsburg community members had the opportunity to experience the many cultures and foods of PSU’s international students.   The International Student Association (ISA) presented the ‘International Food and Culture Fair’ from 5 to 7:30 p.m, Saturday, March 2. at the Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center.   “It’s really important to learn about other …

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