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‘Dora’ explores a treasured win at the box office

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” is not a movie for the kids of today; it’s a movie for the kids of yesteryear.  The film, directed by James Bobin, stars Isabela Moner as the famous pink-garbed bilingual explorer but she’s not the adolescent we know and love. Dora the Explorer is grown …

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Jen Daro hired as assistant softball coach

On Thursday, July 25, head softball coach Ashley Balazs announced the hiring of Jen Daro as the new assistant softball coach.   Daro received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Creighton University in May of 2017. She continued her education at St. Cloud State University and earned a master’s degree in higher education and leadership …

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SEK Symphony prepares for new orchestral season

The SEK Symphony is revving up for a brand new season of music with a new name.  The Southeast Kansas Symphony at Pittsburg State, formerly the SEK Symphony, will present a series of concerts featuring guest artists, special celebrations, and world premieres of new music. On Oct. 17, the Symphony will invite back …

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PSU professors perform as part of new chamber ensemble

Professors of music Raul Munguia and Denissa Rivas have been performing together for around 25 years, but now, they’ve begun a new musical adventure.  Duo Capriccioso, made up of Raul Munguia on violin, Denissa Rivas on flute, and Robert Endsor on piano, gave a concert on Friday, August 9 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The …

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How to: packing clothes for college

Packing for college can be an extremely stressful experience, but don’t make choosing which clothes to bring one of those stressors. When choosing what clothes you want to bring to college with you, think about only the essentials and as yourself, “Will I really wear this?” and think about if you have …

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Volleyball setting up for 2019 season

The Pitt State volleyball team is preparing for their upcoming season. They will begin the season with the Gorilla Classic Tournament. The Gorillas will face off against East Central from Thursday, September 5 to Saturday, Sept. 7. They will also be facing Midwestern State on Friday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. The …

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‘Crawl’ swims in for the kill at the box office

“Crawl” is a look into the natural world: man’s scariest enemy out there.  The film, directed by Alexandre Aja, stars English actress Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as a daughter-father duo in Southern Florida who become trapped in their first home during a Category five hurricane and soon after, become terrorized by …

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Chris Kelly takes new position at UAFS

Associate athletic director for strategic partnerships Chris Kelly accepted a new position at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (UAFS) as the director of marketing and communications.   Kelly has been an employee of Pittsburg State for nine years. Initially, he was employed in the University Marketing and Communications department. After that, he moved on to leading the event ticketing strategy under the …

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College of Education receives $539,000 grant

The College of Education at Pitt State received a $539,281 grant from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The grant will be used to provide scholarships, mentoring, and laptops to 25 current teachers across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas who are either Hispanic themselves or teach in a district that has a specific population of Hispanic students.   The College …

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Rugby gearing up for season

The Pitt State Rugby Club is prepping for their upcoming season which begins this August.   Club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter is looking forward to seeing the returning players show all that they learned during the previous season and bring that skill to the field.   “So, last year we (had) a lot of young …

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