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Storm damage reported across campus

Pittsburg State’s campus experienced damage after storms on Monday, May 20. There were no reported injuries.   Several buildings received minor damage including Grubbs hall, Heckert-Wells, the Garfield Weede building, Carnie Smith Stadium, and the Kansas Technology Center. Trees were downed or damaged across campus including a tree that fell near the university lake and …

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Pittsburg community celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Students and community members gathered together to celebrate Eid–al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast. The celebration took place from the evening of Monday, June 2 to the evening of Tuesday, June 3.  Eid-al-Fitr is one of two Eids celebrated, both Islamic holidays. The second Eid is Eid-al-Adha, which happens later in the year. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end …

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PSU gives update on funding for higher education

Pittsburg State University conducted a legislative town hall meeting this week in an effort to keep the university community informed on state decisions that may impact campus.  PSU President Steve Scott, chief strategy officer Shawn Naccarato, and legislative liaison Riley Scott hosted the town hall at 2 p.m.  Monday, April 29 in Ballroom C of the Overman Student Center …

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Alpha Phi Alpha brings first ever KLASH event to PSU

Music and dancing filled the hall of the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall as “KLASH: Shimmy like a Kappa & Stroll like an Alpha”, an event hosted by the Gamma Chi Chapter of fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) and the Black Student Association (BSA) took place. The …

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Childhood experience influences graduate’s career

Evan Greenwell will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing this spring 2019 semester, his plan following was influenced by a childhood experience of his. In the seventh grade Greenwell caught fire, leading to a week spent in the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. This experience led to Greenwell attending …

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Track and field compete in PSU-Wendy’s Tune-Up meet

Pittsburg State University hosted the PSU–Wendy’s Tune-Up meet for the first time on Friday, April 26.   According to Head Coach Russ Jewett, the team is making some last-minute adjustments to prepare for the MIAA Championships which are right around the corner.   “The teams did fairly well,” Jewett said. “Some really outstanding performances… …

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Sodexo worker spreads positivity

For some Pitt State students, entering the Gibson Dining Hall for breakfast and lunch adds a positive aspect to their day as they are greeted by name and asked how their day is going by cashier Sharon Lipham.  Lipham has worked at the Gibson Dining Hall since August 2018 and is known …

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Students get swingy at dance minor workshop

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts was home to a swing dance workshop, hosted by the PSU dance minor. Following the dance minor’s previous hip-hop workshop, the swing dance workshop featured 627 Stomp to teach jazz-style swing dance.  The swing workshop took place Thursday, April 25 with four instructors from …

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Bicknell Center celebrates rehearsal room completion

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, a standing structure of musical performances and enrichment, is now complete.  University students, faculty and staff, and Pittsburg community members came together Wednesday, April 24 in the newly completed rehearsal room at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the new and last addition to the …

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