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Prospective students get warm welcome at Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

Incoming Gorillas from far and wide filled the Jack H. Overman Student Center Monday, June 4, with unbridled optimism for their collegiate careers and hopes of learning what to expect.  Every year in June and July, prospective freshmen go through Pitt C.A.R.E.S, or the Campus, Advisement, Registration, and Enrollment Sessions. This program acts as an orientation to the college experience for …

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Nelson-Atkins honors Marjorie Schick

Marjorie Schick, art professor at Pittsburg State University for 50 years, died last December from stroke complications, but her legacy continues to shine as boldly and loudly as her art, most recently through a memorial ceremony and art display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.    Guests at the service Sunday, June 3 …

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Campus Activities Center gains new Greek Life coordinator Anna Stark

Fraternities and sororities at Pitt State gain a new support system from newly hired Anna Stark, Greek life program coordinator in conjunction with the Campus Activities Center (CAC), officially beginning the position Monday, June 4.  Before her hiring, the position remained vacant since November 2017 with team of Eva Sager, associate director of campus activities, and …

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PSU casting course attracts global attention

The Investment Casting Institute (ICI) based in New Jersey boasts the only certification program in the industry for investment casting, and people from all over the world travel annually to attend the certification course held at Pittsburg State University.   This summer marks the 18th year the course has been offered at Pitt State. Participants from across the nation …

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Bells ring at Bicknell Center during Bell Choir Festival 

Emotion rang through the air with sounds of bells at the Mass Bell Choir Festival Saturday, June 2 under direction of Janis Saket. Saket said she believes music is the language of the emotion, exemplifying such in the Pittsburg area bell choir performances.  The annual Mass Bell Choir Festival, hosted by the Bicknell Family …

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Davied takes center court

Big changes have recently been made in the women’s basketball department as new head coach Amanda Davied is taking center court to replace former head coach Lane Lord. After being an assistant coach since 2004, Davied is taking over the reins and is thrilled to be moving into her new …

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Track students  receive All-American honors

PSU track and field athletes  Bo Farrow and Emilee Iverson, seniors,  and Jared Page, junior, received All-American honors during the 2018 NCAA Division Two Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina last month.   Farrow, native of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, graduated with a degree in physical education this May, leaving behind a decorated track and field career at Pitt State as a seven-time …

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