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Piano Festival brings in international composer Mark Hayes

Pittsburg’s Treble Clef Club teamed up with the Bicknell Center and brought concert pianist, composer, conductor, and arranger, Mark Hayes. He performed at the Bicknell Center for the third annual Premier Piano Festival Saturday June 29th.   “I started when I was thirteen playing in church and I’m sixty-six so fifty …

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Grant Lozoya signed to play professional basketball

Grant Lozoya signed on to play professional basketball in Europe for C.B. L’Hospitalet.   Lozoya was happy to see all his hard work throughout college pay off.    “It is an unbelievable feeling,” Lozoya said. “Now that I know after all the work to get to this point and now, I am actually getting paid to do what I love. I put this journey in God’s …

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Summer sports camps offered at PSU

Pittsburg State offers a variety of summer sports camps including camps for football, basketball, baseball and volleyball.   Football had an Elite Camp for upcoming high school seniors on Sunday, June 9. There was a camp for first through fifth graders on Thursday, June 13. The camp for sixth through eighth graders was also on June 13. …

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‘Ma’ serves up a box office flop

“Ma” is much like a car accident: grotesquely horrible but for some reason, you are absolutely unable to look away.  The film, directed by Tate Taylor and produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, features Octavia Spencer in the titular role of Sue Ann Ellington, soon known to the town’s teenagers as Ma. The …

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Axe Library undergoes renovations

The first floor of Axe Library is currently being renovated in phase four of the planned renovations. The changes and additions to Axe Library will include an open floor design, additional study rooms, a redesigned Axe Grind Coffee Shop, new service points, and dedicated tutoring spaces.   Randy Roberts, dean of library sciences, says they began construction this summer and …

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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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