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Plastics Engineering Technology program celebrates 50 years

Some remember big events that happened 50 years ago, such as the Apollo 10 mission, or the Beatles topping the charts, but there were also big events happening at PSU.  On Sept. 17, 2019, the Plastics Engineering Technology (PET) program celebrated 50 years at Pittsburg State University. The event was hosted in the Kansas Technology Center (KTC) Rotunda from 3 to 3:30 p.m. The event showcased accomplishments …

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Block22 Welcomes New Business

Block22 welcomed new businesses on downtown Broadway with an open celebration.   On Sept. 12, Block22 had a public celebration for the opening of new businesses in downtown Pittsburg that they are partnering with. Broadway was closed off for the celebration and panels by local business owners were held in the …

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Ways to Keep Clean Ears

When the ear has just enough earwax, there are quite a few benefits. Earwax acts as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and can even cleanse the ear. Its waxiness helps moisturize the fine skin of the ear canals, which help us to hear and decide the directions of sound and pitch. …

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Technology students network with companies

College of Technology Students received the opportunity to network with companies and learn more about a variety of job opportunities.   Company Day at the KTC was held Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 17 and 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.   “You can only do so much reading online and a lot of times companies …

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Women’s Rugby ties game against Springfield

The Pitt State women’s rugby team tied their first game against Springfield (19-19) on Thursday, Sept. 12. Their next game against John Brown University on Saturday, Sept. 14 was cancelled.   The women’s rugby team has a lot of new players this semester and for many of them this was the …

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Early flu season causes concern for Pitt State healthcare professionals

For a typical year in the Southeast Kansas area, flu season comes between December and February. However, this year is causing some concerns for healthcare professionals for influenza’s early arrival. These concerns are occurring because there is no explanation for the early arrival of the flu. Healthcare professionals are not sure what this means …

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Students seek internships at “Meet the Firms” career fair

Graduation can come soon for students once they begin college and some seek to obtain internships in their field of study, so that they will be prepared for the real world.  The Office of Career Services hosted their annual “Meet the Firms” career fair on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. During this fair, students …

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Fumbles nearly cost Gorillas in season-opener

Jared Vincent kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to close out a Jekyll and Hyde performance that saw the Gorillas blow a 34-7 halftime lead and narrowly escape Edmond, Okla. with a 37-35 win to start the 2019 season.  The first half was everything Gorilla fans could hope for after offensive coordinator Dave Wiemers made the philosophical shift …

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Nature Reach presents new ambassador hawk

PSU’s Nature Reach program now has a new winged ambassador for its program.   “Harriet” – the 35-year-old Harris’s hawk represented Nature Reach programming throughout the area since 1988, serving for over three decades. Harriet passed away in January as director of the Nature Reach Delia Lister looked to fill the void within the raptor …

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