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Black Lives Matter rally held in Pittsburg

Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis over a month ago, there have been protests and rallies all around the country.    On Monday, June 8, members of the Pittsburg community and students and staff of Pittsburg State gathered for a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally at Immigrant Park in downtown Pittsburg.   Having not only …

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Annual Festival of the Arts planned for July

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Pitt State Department of Music, are spending June recording performances by individuals and small groups in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall.   Dubbed the ‘Pittsburg Virtual Festival of the Arts’, the performances will be released weekly throughout July and will …

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PSU students, faculty react to controversial video of former student

The death of George Floyd has sparked outrage across the United States. Since then, there have been protests across the country.   Celebrities are being called out for doing blackface and brands like Aunt Jemima are under fire as well. People are calling for action against systematic racism and are standing in support of the Black Lives Matter …

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PSU automotive program one of 12 proposals chosen for federal grant

A $95,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will enable the Department of Automotive Technology at Pitt State to purchase a hydraulic training board to train personnel in the agriculture industry.   Tim Dell, professor and coordinator of the automotive technology department’s diesel and heavy equipment emphasis, says that the new hydraulic …

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PSU moves reopening date to July 20 amid COVID spikes

Amid surging cases of COVID-19 in locations as close as Joplin, Pittsburg State announced that the university’s date of reopening campus buildings and facilities would move from July 7 to July 20.  The announcement came on Friday, June 26, a day after the university also announced that all persons on campus would …

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PSU to raise tuition, expand Gorilla Advantage

As students expect to begin classes in August, they can also expect a tuition increase for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.   Pittsburg State University’s tuition will increase by $83 per semester, making full-time in-state undergraduate tuition $2,918 per semester.   “We never like to raise tuition, and we aspire to be a very affordable choice,” PSU President Steve Scott told …

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Refreshing summer fruit mocktails

In the heat of the summer, a break with a refreshing summer drink is sometimes necessary. Here are a few ideas for cold summer mocktails. Lots of these include fresh herbs and fruit, so they’ll leave you feeling fresh. They are also quite easy to make and won’t require too many …

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“Love, Victor” provides an authentic LGBT experience on Hulu during Pride Month

Hulu’s “Love, Victor” is a wholesome story about a young’s man journey navigating high school, romance, and coming of age.  The series, created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, introduces Michael Cimino as Victor Salazar, a transferring sophomore to Creekwood High School in Atlanta, the setting for the series’ basis, the movie “Love, Simon.” …

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