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Summer Band concert wraps up Summer Music Festival

The Summer Band Concert is an annual concert that ends the Summer Music Fest. The Summer Band concert was Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 p.m. in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.   “It’s not like really about getting it perfect,” said Andrew Chybowsky, assistant professor of music and director of band. “It’s about having fun mostly and for a lot of the kids here …

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How to wear America

For this year’s Fourth of July, try wearing something that truly accentuates your personal style and own it! Whatever your personal style is, whether casual, classy, or otherwise, don’t worry on this festive holiday! Here are some tips on dressing up this year as both cute and classy but also comfy and casual, while still staying …

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Kaleidoscope of Styles brings art to Pittsburg summers

Pittsburg State University’s music department hosts an annual Summer Music Fest. The fest is a weeklong event of music. Kaleidoscope of Styles was a music concert hosted as part of the festivities. Kaleidoscope of Styles was hosted at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.   “People in the community …

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Alex Achtermann selected to play for Colorado Rockies in MLB draft

Alex Achtermann was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on Wednesday, June 5.   Achtermann is the eighth baseball player in Pitt State history to be selected in the MLB draft.   Achtermann is originally from Colorado and to be selected by his home town team was exciting.   “… The whole process this whole year and last …

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Students adjust to campus with Pitt CARES

Incoming Gorillas gathered inside the Overman Student Center for Pitt CARES throughout June to become prepared for the upcoming semester.  Pitt CARES takes place annually each summer directly before classes begin in the fall in order to teach incoming students different things about the university, such as financial aid, housing, and more. …

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Secret Codes camp offered for struggling readers

The Center for READing is offering the Secret Codes camp this summer. The camp takes place from Monday, June 3 to Thursday, July 25.   The curriculum is a year-long curriculum and students will receive half of the curriculum. It is a science-based program and is used to help struggling readers and prevent reading failure. Registration has passed, but the camp was open to all …

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Pittsburg celebrates a Musical Soiree

As part of the Pittsburg Music Fest, Pittsburg residents and Pitt State students celebrated a Musical Soiree. The Soiree featured music from various composers, including one student and one faculty member.  Raul Munguia, professor of music, described a soiree as a celebration between musicians. The Soiree took place in the …

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Local sisters perform in Summer Music Festival

The Vogts sisters, Abigail Vogts and Maggie Cook, are a duo of local performers. The Vogts sisters are from Erie, Kansas and started performing in 2012. The Vogts sisters performed Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bicknell Center for the Arts.   “It was in 2012 and it was because of, I think it’s called KATY Days, it’s a festival …

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Hamburger hired as new assistant men’s basketball coach

Jake Hamburger was hired as the assistant men’s basketball coach in early May.   Prior to being hired at Pitt State, Hamburger was a graduate assistant coach from the University of Oregon. Before that, he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Hasting College from 2016 to 2017, which is also the college he attended and played basketball at. He was …

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Summer Music Fest gets jazzy

Jazz musicians and Pittsburg community members gathered inside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for the opening concert of the Pittsburg Summer Music Fest: Jazz Under the Stars.  Jazz Under the Stars featured two separate bands this year, comprised of a student jazz combo and a jazz big band. While the …

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