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Student Diversity Office hosts back to school social

Music and laughter spilled from Ballroom A of the Jack Overman Student Center Tuesday evening as students from different cultures enjoyed free food and games during the Office of Student Diversity’s Back to School Social.    About 100 students, comprised of members from Hispanics of Today (HOT), the Black Student Association …

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Caring for mental health in college

The second most common cause of death among college students is suicide, and six percent of undergrads will contemplate suicide at some point during their four years of schooling. Additionally, the two most common psychological afflictions college-aged students struggle with are anxiety and depression.   Steven B. Mayhew, director of university …

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R&R funded campus improvements underway

University workers are working on several R&R projects to help with repairs and maintenance of buildings across campus.   R&R funded projects, or Rehabilitation and Repair, include routine or emergency maintenance restoration, replacement of a broken equipment, or energy conservation projects.   The Kansas Technology Center (KTC) roof recovery project is one …

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Donaldson admitted to director of admissions

Scott Donaldson, Riverton native, was named the university’s new director of admissions, and he said he is excited to start on several goals for the academic year.   “… What I would say right away is immediately my goal to make sure this office is a friendly office to come to, …

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Overman marks a century

Jack H. Overman first stepped foot on Pitt State’s campus in 1936, and 82 years later he continues to be an integral part of the university as he plans to celebrate his 100th birthday on campus Thursday.   A yell leader at Pittsburg High School for three years, Overman joined the …

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PSU welcomes students far and wide

Orientation week has arrived and Pitt State welcomed more than 120 new international students from Asia, Europe, and South America. Since PSU has a long history of hosting and attracting international students, these students received a proper Gorilla welcome, with assistance from 36 volunteers.  Brenda Hawkins, Pitt Pal Coordinator and …

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Greek organizations mix with potential members

The Lindburg Plaza featured fraternities Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 5:30 p.m. for the Inter-Fraternal Council (IFC) to “chill and grill” with prospective recruits to their ranks.  The “Chillin’ and Grillin’” cookout is part of the Campus Activity Center’s (CAC) “Fraternity Life 101,” a joint effort to market fraternity and sorority …

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Food Fight: Gorilla Crossing adventures

Gorilla Crossing: a favorite establishment of many students in desperate attempts to avoid the dining hall. When the day comes where you can consume no more pizza and salad bar (as if there should ever be a day), it’s time to make the long trudge to the student center for …

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Foam, paint, and back to school fun

Promoted with side walk chalk and on social media, students anticipated Gorilla Activity Board’s (GAB) back-to-school foam and paint powder party Monday, Aug. 20, from 8 to 10 p.m. The Glow Party, known as “Operation Glow” was a celebration after the first day pf classes for all PSU students.  “The …

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Summer camp sparks international, cultural exchange

For the first time this summer, Pitt State hosted 39 students from SeoulTech University for a two-week camp introducing them to the university as part of a dual degree initiative between PSU and the South Korean university.     Through the program, students who have completed two years at PSU and two …

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