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PSU to hold first literacy conference

As part of an effort to improve teachers’ confidence in teaching writing, Pittsburg State University will be hosting its first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference.  The event is aimed at currently practicing elementary and middle school teachers in the surrounding region and will feature a keynote address followed by breakout sessions presented by experienced teachers. The conference, titled …

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Baseball team defeated by Central Oklahoma

The Pitt State Baseball team lost a series from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 against Central Oklahoma. In game one, the Gorillas got ahead early, but UCO managed to pull away and secure the win (4-5). In game two, UCO managed to hold off the Gorillas to zero points and win the game (0-3). In the third and final game of the weekend series, UCO …

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Campus Activities Center hosts Student Leadership Summit

The Overman Student Center was home to PSU students who are members of campus organizations on Sunday afternoon. Those in attendance were able to learn leadership and organizational skills.  Sign-in began at 12:30 p.m. and the summit lasted until 5 p.m. The event was held for student organizations’ office holders and was free of charge. …

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Track and field opens outdoor season at ESU Spring Invitational

The men and women’s track and field teams opened the 2019 outdoor season on Saturday, March 23 at the Emporia State University Spring Invitational in Emporia.   Head Coach Russ Jewett believes that both teams did well at the competition as it was the first outdoor meet of the season.   “Well I think …

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Blevins speaks of feminism, motherhood, more

Pitt State lecturer Allison Blevins not only teaches on women and gender studies but also writes poetry on the subject. Blevins was featured as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer’s Series Thursday, March 21, to read her work.  Blevins was the first author to visit campus this semester for the Distinguished Visiting …

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PRAD Club hosts burrito fundraiser

If Pittsburg State students are feeling hungry April 1 and 2, they will be able to stop by the Oval on campus to purchase a burrito and support PSU’s Public Relations and Advertising Club (PRAD).  The fundraiser is being held by the PRAD club, a student group based out of the communications department which aims …

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Irish Nachos

Ingredients:  2 Russet Potatoes  2 Green Onions  5 Slices of Bacon  1 Bag of Shredded Cheddar Cheese  ½ Tablespoon Rosemary  Salt and Pepper  ¼ Cup Sour Cream  2 Tablespoons Olive Oil     Instructions:  Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, slice both of the potatoes into thin chips, approximately ¼ inch wide …

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Women place sixth overall at national championship

The women’s track and field team placed sixth overall at the 2019 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor National Championship with Adams State coming in first, followed by Grand Valley State University.   For the second year in a row, the men’s title was won by one point. Ashland came in first with 38 …

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Club Baseballs splits double header with Arkansas Razorbacks

The Pitt State Club Baseball team split a double header with the Arkansas Razorbacks, Sunday, March 10. The first game started at 1 p.m. and the team secured their victory with a final score of 7-6. Game two started at 3 p.m. but the team lost that game 1-8 to the Razorbacks.   The games were supposed to be part of a three-game series; however, the third game was rescheduled for Saturday, April 13 in Fayetteville, …

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PSU hosts exhibit by former Hallmark art director

On Thursday, March 7 prior to dismissal for Spring Break, Porter Hall’s Harry Krug Gallery was treated to a presentation from Kansas City–based artist John Keeling.  The exhibit, titled “Water + Color”, features a variety of watercolor paintings including florals and portraits, and will be on display until April 4. Keeling’s work has been …

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