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PSU joins national dyslexia initiative

Pittsburg State University’s Center for READing will join with the Dyslexia Awareness Foundation to bring a new initiative to the area, hoping to raise awareness and fight dyslexia.   The Center for READing was created in January of 1996. The Center for READing has provided service to thousands of students who are at risk …

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SVP art exhibit debunks sexual assault myths

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and Pitt State’s Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) have been programming events throughout the month to bring awareness and provide resources about sexual assault.   An art exhibit called “What Were You Wearing?” has been on display from April 9 to 11 in the U-Club located in the …

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Ultimate Frisbee competes at KU tournament

The Ultimate Frisbee Club participated in a tournament in Lawrence hosted by the University of Kansas. The club lost all games.   Despite losing, Soccer Club Captain and junior Marcus Yoakam was proud of the team for fighting hard and giving it their best shot.   “Everyone likes to laugh and kind of joke about how frisbee does not require very much skill but frisbee …

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PSU honors 2019 student employee of the year

Pittsburg State University held a ceremony to honor this year’s Student Employee of the Year nominees Monday, April 8.   Every year, Pitt State departments choose one student employee to represent them with a nomination for PSU Employee of the Year. This year, the event was held in the Ballroom of the Student Overman Center. …

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Softball competes against Washburn, Lindenwood, Lincoln, Central Missouri

The softball team played doubleheaders against Washburn, Lindenwood, Lincoln, and Central Missouri. The Gorillas played Washburn Friday, April 5 but lost both matches (0-3, 3-8). The team played another doubleheader against Lindenwood Saturday, April 6 and lost both matches (0-3, 1-4). The team battled back in a doubleheader against Lincoln Sunday, April 7 and won both of those matches (10-3, 8-4). The …

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‘Shazam!” says the magic word: fun!

“Shazam!” is a stark turnaround from most DC movies released to date: and news flash, that’s incredible.  The film, directed by David F. Sandberg, follows Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, a 15-year old foster kid who discovers a magical power that turns him into a superhero. Batson, after multiple …

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Three PSU alumni receive Meritorious Achievement Award

Each year, Pittsburg State University honors outstanding alumniand this year three alumni received the 2019 Meritorious Achievement award.  The three recipients were recognized in a ceremony at 3 p.m., Friday, April 5 at the Wilkinson Alumni Center.   David DeMoss, Colonel Kenneth Hart, and Vice Admiral Jeff Wieringa were all selected to receive the Meritorious …

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Pitt State Rugby Club Defeats Oklahoma State University

Pittsburg State’s Gorillaheads defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys, March 6 at Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State is a Division I team, while the Gorillaheads are a Division II team. The Rugby Club came out victorious with a final score of Pittsburg 47-27.   The Rugby Club performed with great teamwork and smart ball movement.   “We did really well,” said Grant Schultz, head coach. “We had a three-and-a-half-hour travel (to Stillwater Oklahoma), …

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Holi celebrates colors, diversity, seasons

The Indian Student Association (ISA) brought their traditional festival of colors to Pittsburg State again to celebrate with both international and domestic students.   ISA hosted Holi, the festival of colors, Saturday, April 6, in the Carnie Smith Stadium parking lot. The festival was filled with music, colors, and fun for …

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PSU dance minor organizes hip-hop workshop

Pittsburg State’s dance minor program organized a free hip-hop workshop for students, both beginner and intermediate, led by an Oklahoma City dance company.  Oklahoma City dance studio Men of Race travelled to Pittsburg Thursday, April 4, to lead a free hip-hop workshop for all PSU students interested. The workshop consisted …

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