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KCCTE holds teacher workshops

Eighty-five teachers from across Kansas came to Pittsburg last week to attend teaching workshops provided by the Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education (KCCTE), learning new skills to bring back to their classrooms. The crowd was comprised of career and technical educators and post-secondary educators.   The Kansas Technology Center hosted the …

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PSU provides services for students who have served

The Student Veteran Resource Center (VRC) has been open since the beginning of the semester, serving as a meeting spot for PSU students who have served. It is one initiative the Pittsburg State campus has taken to accommodate student veterans.   The Center is located in Whitesitt Hall on the first floor and is …

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Gorilla football routes Lions, misses playoffs

Pitt State football routed the MSSU Lions by a score of 41-0 Saturday in Joplin.   The win moves the Gorillas to a final record of 8-3 on the year, but just outside of the playoff race.   “We had some really quality wins over some good teams in our conference which was a …

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Women’s basketball defeats Northern State, falls to Minnesota-State Moorhead

The women’s basketball team played two consecutive road matches this past weekend against Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The team defeated NSU (94-81) but lost to MSUM (55-66).  Head coach Amanda Davied believes the team played well against Northern State.   “I think we really distributed the ball well and we obviously shot the ball …

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International office director position now vacant

The PSU Office of International Programs and Services (IPSO) underwent a change recently with former director Shama Ali’s ouster from the university. Ali joined the IPSO staff in January, 2018.   Howard Smith, associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, said all actions relating to Ali’s absence goes through his office.   “Right now I’m serving as the acting …

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Lecture series examines the power of print in a digital world

The Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture brings a renowned speaker to campus every year to discuss topics such as local history and culture. This year, the series presented a unique collaboration opportunity and was expanded to a two-day event.   Steve Cox, curator of special collections and university archives at PSU, inherited his position from Gene DeGruson, who founded …

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Food Fight: Breakfast

The food fight is back in town, and this time, it’s personal. This week, Munchy Mary headed to the beloved breakfast triumvirate of Pittsburg to see which one is best – Bob, Harry, or Otto. Which restaurant continues to make their namesake proud? First up, we headed to Harry’s to see what …

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Electrical technology students volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

Twenty-three electrical engineering students volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of the Four States in Joplin Tuesday, Nov. 6. Their task was a to change out 300 worn plug-ins and almost 200 light switches. They also checked on the electrical system to see if everything was in good condition and working …

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Students, community celebrate Diwali festival

Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” symbolizes the victory of light over darkness for Indian people and for Indian students this November.   The Indian Student Association (ISA) hosted a Diwali celebration night on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Overman Student Center.  “Diwali is an Indian festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-November, it is …

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Butler brings realistic fiction to Pitt State

As part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers series, Nickolas Butler visited Pitt State to share his professional works of fiction. Butler has three published books, two novels, and one collection of short stories, and he is currently working on a fourth.   Butler’s fiction reading was the third amongst this semester’s Distinguished Visiting Writers series …

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