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Winter graduates prepare for futures

Many Pitt State students are preparing for more than just the holiday season this December, as graduation approaches. With graduation a week away, December graduates are also looking forward to job placements and future aspirations, as well as looking back on time spent at PSU.  Students from departments across campus …

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PSU honors departing international students

It was a bitter-sweet night in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center as many international students prepared to end their time at Pittsburg State University.  The international graduation dinner was held Thursday, Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. The ceremony was held to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of students from …

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PSU hosts seasonal tuba concert

Holly Jolly Tubas took place in the lobby of the Bicknell Center at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and featured 30 tuba and euphonium players ranging from middle schoolers to senior citizens.  Doug Whitten, professor of music, led the event and has done so since 2003.  “It started in New York in 1975 …

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Jewett finds joy in coaching 

Track and field and cross country head coach Russ Jewett recently received the honored distinction of MIAA Coach of the Year.   Jewett has been a full time member of the coaching staff at Pitt State since 1985. In his career, he has received this honor 41 times since 1989, and holds the distinction of receiving the honor more …

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Students, community celebrate Diwali festival

Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” symbolizes the victory of light over darkness for Indian people and for Indian students this November.   The Indian Student Association (ISA) hosted a Diwali celebration night on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Overman Student Center.  “Diwali is an Indian festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-November, it is …

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Distracted driving endangers students

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people were killed in 2016 as a result of distracted driving.   “I like to stop and think you know, okay so if it’s really that important of a message, whether you’re driving or walking for that matter, especially driving. Is …

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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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