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Kelce Hall: from high school to business college

From 1951 to now, Kelce Hall has seen its years and held a number of students. Though located on campus, until 1971, Kelce Hall was not part of Pittsburg State University—at the time, Kansas State Teacher’s College—but instead acted as a high school titled College High.  College High was built …

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“Best of Broadway” on its way to Pitt State

Pittsburg State University will welcome its third season of the “Best of Broadway” series with the production of “Wizard of Oz” on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The second and final production in the series will be “The Sound of Music” on …

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Trumpet Festival to make music at Pitt State

The Midwest Trumpet Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, and Monday, Oct. 8 and will feature international trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, along with the Crossroads Jazz Orchestra.  The festival, founded 10 years prior, brings together teachers and students of trumpet from across the nation. The participants in the festival come …

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Lylahpalooza raises funds for severely ill children

Lylahpalooza, an annual kid’s fest and fundraiser, was held at the Crawford County Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. The fundraiser featured various attracti0ns including a silent auction, bouncy house, petting zoo, the Bat Mobile, and more.  Lylahpalooza started out as a way to help B.J. and …

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PSU hosts international English lecturer

The PSU English department hosted the 25th annual Victor J. Emmet Memorial Lecture and honored international lecturer and professor Judith Saunders with the award and honorarium.  Saunders won the honor and monetary prize by composing an essay and submitting it to the Midwest Quarterly, a journal of essays published regularly …

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Speaker discusses SEK immigration history

Viva Italian classes are part of social studies classes for PSU students. The classes were offered Thursday, Sept. 27, in 221 Hughes Hall in two sessions. Kaitlin Webb, Pittsburg community member with Italian descent, visited to speak to PSU elementary social studies students at the Viva Italian classes.  Webb shared …

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Student Perspectives sale to benefit future opportunities

The Graphics Imaging Technology (GIT) department will place prints for sale from last semester’s Student Perspectives exhibit in the Bicknell Center Art Gallery to benefit student opportunities. The sale will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Overman Student Center in the Sunflower Room.   All proceeds from the sale will …

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Panel responds to sexual assault

A sexual response panel titled “It’s On Us” was held in the OSC ballroom on Sep. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m., featuring eight panelists: Stephanie Spitz, PSU’s campus victim advocate, Wendy Overstreet, sexual assault nurse examiner, Detective Rebekah Lynch of the Pittsburg Police Department, Stu Hite, director of Pittsburg …

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Almos runs for the finish line

Student by day and runner by night, elementary education junior Reagan Almos spends her free time training. Oct. 20, Almos will run the Kansas City Marathon as part of Team World Vision.  “My church back home, Community Covenant Church, is in their second year of supporting Team World Vision,” Almos …

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Kelce receives donation, jumpstarts renovations

The Sunderland Foundation gifted $1 million toward the Kelce College of Business renovations.  The donation campaign to benefit the renovations began in 2015 with a donation by PSU alumni John and Susan Lowe totaling $3 million.  “These are our future business leaders and business workforce,” Paul Grimes, dean of the …

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