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PSU to host TEDx event

Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for presentation proposals for its second TEDx event to be held on March 26 in the Bicknell Center.  Applications are due Feb. 8 and auditions will be held the week of Feb. 11 to be judged. PSU director of community engagement, Sydney Anselmi, and technology and workforce learning Professor, Mark Johnson, are organizing the event after the success of …

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Spring Convocation celebrates faculty and staff

Pittsburg State President Steve Scott rang in the new semester by hosting the Fifth Annual Spring Convocation in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Jan. 31.  Framed as a recognition of the work put in by the faculty and staff rather than a discussion on budget or legislation, the “Greatest Showman”-themed event featured a comedic video showing what campus would be like without university support staff, …

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Axe Library receives grant to fund symposium

Kansas Humanities recently awarded Pittsburg State’s Leonard H. Axe Library with a grant to fund their upcoming spring symposium. The Axe Library will use this $3,175 grant to support their symposium titled “The Little Blue Books at 100: Haldeman-Julius’s Revolutionary Publishing Venture.”  The symposium will take place March 29-30, featuring various speakers and …

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PSU celebrates the Korean Lunar New Year

The Korean Lunar New Year is Korea’s most important holiday of the year. The Korean Student Association (KSA) celebrated the New Year at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at United Methodist Campus Ministry (UMCM). Korean students showcased their culture and  food with the Pittsburg Community and students. A traditional Korean food, ddeoguk, was served.  “Korean Lunar New Year is a holiday …

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‘Coffee and Conversations’ begins its series

Opening up conversation about domestic violence on Pitt state’s campus, Stephanie Spitz, campus victim advocate, started a series called Coffee and Conversations. With coffee and a variety of creamers available for those in attendance, attendees could get their coffee fix as well as learn more about domestic violence.   “It helps to set …

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Historical ensemble performs on campus

The Les Delices ensemble took the stage in McCray for the second concert of the Solo Chamber Music Series.  The ensemble performed on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall and is made up of professional musicians Debra Nagy on oboe, Julie Andrijeski and Tekla Cunningham on violin, …

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Pitt State partners with community to bring awareness on human trafficking

While the world of international human trafficking has become more well known, many people remain unaware that it isn’t just an international problem.  January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. In response, the Safe-House Crisis Center in Pittsburg partnered with Students for Violence Prevention (SVP), along with various other student and community organizations, to …

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SEK Humane Society hosts chili feed fundraiser

Local community members attended the 43rd Annual Southeast Kansas (SEK) Humane Society Chili Feed Dinner on Feb. 3.  The event was held at Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center. The chili feed marked the beginning of the fundraising year for the non-profit organization.   The event offered three kinds of chili, an …

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Five ways to always feel beautiful

Being in college can sometimes do a number on a person. With the busy life of college, it can become hard to keep up with taking the time out to take care of oneself. You may neglect that washday or skincare day to study for that exam, understandably. Doing this …

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BSA kicks off Black History Month with ‘Gospel Explosion’

The Black Student Association (BSA) kicked off Black History Month festivities by hosting ‘Gospel Explosion’ from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 5, at the McCray Hall Auditorium. The fourth annual event was cosponsored by the office of student diversity and featured performances from the BSA choir, praise dance team (P.D. Team), speakers Bishop …

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