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PSU moves reopening date to July 20 amid COVID spikes

Amid surging cases of COVID-19 in locations as close as Joplin, Pittsburg State announced that the university’s date of reopening campus buildings and facilities would move from July 7 to July 20.  The announcement came on Friday, June 26, a day after the university also announced that all persons on campus would …

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University plans for reopening in the fall

Since face-to-face classes were cancelled in March, many were left wondering what would happen in future semesters.   While Pittsburg State continued the cancellation of face-to-face classes during the summer session, they announced that it is intended that courses will resume on campus in the fall including opening residence halls and a resumption of student life activities. However, there …

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Axe Library hosting virtual escape room

Many people and organizations are working to come up with unique ways to keep busy and have fun during this difficult time.  Pittsburg State Library Services is now offering a virtual escape room which is based on Pitt State but is not a true story.   An escape room can be played alone or with a group …

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Smith appointed to national leadership academy

Howard Smith, Pittsburg State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, was one of 35 people chosen for the Executive Leadership Academy for 2020 to 2021.   The Executive Leadership Academy is a national program that will begin with two seminars in June in Washington, D.C. led by current and …

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Students plans change due to social distancing orders

These last few weeks have involved a lot of change and have been hectic for students. College students across the nation have been forced to change their normal ways of learning and maneuvering through their college careers. On Monday March 16, PSU students were released for an early and extended spring …

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Poet discusses mental illness through spoken word

For many university students, depression and anxiety may be issues that they struggle with. The Gorillas Activity Board (GAB) tries to schedule events focused on highlighting these issues on college campuses and giving students resources to help them through these struggles.   One event GAB held that dealt with the issue of mental health was …

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Comedian entertains audience through modern humor

Smokey the Bear, scary movies, and tall people problems are just a few of the topics that Lafayette Wright, comedian, used to entertain his audience at the U-Club. Wright held a show on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. that was sponsored by Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) with a fry bar and mocktails as …

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