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PSU hosts first literacy conference for teachers

Elementary and middle school teachers from the surrounding area gathered in the Overman Student Center for the first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference.  The conference, titled “Creating Joyful Writing Experiences for Students and Teachers”, was organized by College of Education department of teaching and leadership professor Susan Knell with the purpose of improving …

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Campus victim advocate talks about ‘sexpectations’

In the final Coffee & Conversations discussion, students openly discussed sexuality, consent, and sex education taught in schools. Stephanie Spitz, campus victim advocate, hosted her final Coffee & Conversations event for the semester at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the Overman Student Center.   “Something I really wanted to gauge within my audience was …

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PSU celebrates African culture and diversity

Music and dancing filled the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts as African students celebrated their culture.   Pitt State students and community members had the opportunity to attend African Cultural Night from 5 to 8:30 p.m., April 5 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Hosted by the African Student …

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Club Volleyball closes season at Regional Championship

The Club Volleyball team traveled to Kansas City to compete in the Regional Championships Saturday, April 6. The team played five games and won the first two. Club president Lauren Esquibel believes the team played well and have improved since their last tournament. “We actually played very well,” Esquibel said. …

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Korean culture celebrated at Pitt State

Pittsburg State students and community members had the opportunity to experience Korean culture at Korean Culture Day. Korean Culture Day was held from 6 to 8 p.m., April 3 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, to celebrate culture with Korean students and non-Korean students alike. The event is …

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PSU Nursing students receive federal grant for SANE training

Pittsburg State Nursing students are able to receive Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training thanks to an $800,288 federal grant announced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran at the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing.  The grant serves three counties and has trained three students in March, with three more students expected to begin …

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Pittsburg community peeks at the “Edge of the Universe”

Pitt State’s Kelce Planetarium in Yates Hall opened its doors once again to the public for students and community members to learn while gazing upon the stars.  This week’s presentation, titled “Touching the edge of the Universe” was held Tuesday, April 2, and began with Easton Morrill, junior majoring in mathematics and physics with an emphasis in …

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Gorilla Pantry new leader to fight food insecurity

The Gorilla Pantry, located in Whitesitt 310, recently found new leadership. This semester Taylor Panczer, Campus Activities Center’s (CAC) program coordinator who oversees prevention & wellness, also added to her list of titles and duties to oversee the Gorilla Pantry.  Panczer took the role this January and has since began working toward …

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