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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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PSU art dept. and Greenbush partner to host Sketchbook Academy

PSU Art Department partnered with Greenbush June 2-3 in host of a Sketchbook Academy, held at Greenbush. The academy was open to all children interested in furthering their knowledge and experience with art.  Emily Roth, camp and enrichment coordinator, led the Sketchbook Academy with help from James Oliver, head of the PSU art department.  “This …

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PSU website updates to invoke prospective students

A marketing-led and campus-backed effort, the Pittsburg State University website has taken a complete remodel, updated to suit prospective Gorillas. The two-year-long effort, headed by Gregor Kalan, director of web marketing, and Jay Hodges, marketing web manager, launched mid June.  “Well, really it was Gregor Kalan … (and) we have Jay Hodges, who is our primary …

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Concerto contest kicks off piano festival  

Eleven contestants participated in a competition Wednesday that marked the first day of the second annual Pittsburg Piano Festival, three of whom will perform with the SEK orchestra Friday night.   Sponsored by the Treble Clef Club, the Pittsburg Piano Festival celebrates talent from the elementary to professional level. The competition …

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Area youth take a nature trip

Area youth received a break from the long, hot days of summer through the Nature Reach Summer Day Camp. The camp is hosted annually by Pittsburg State University’s Biology Department, this year June 25-29 at the PSU Nature History Reserve, located southwest of Pittsburg.  The nature camp is designed to provide children with an introduction to biology and environmental studies through the use of hands-on activities. Children …

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PSU grad for Mrs. United States, adoption advocate

Samantha Reinecke, native of Chanute, Kansas, attended Pittsburg State University and graduated not once, but three times, won the Mrs. Midwest title, and is now to compete in the Mrs. United States competition.   “I just loved my experience there so much and I felt like I got an amazing education, so when I decided to pursue my …

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Concert creates colorful combinations

Four musical combinations came together Thursday, Jun 21 for the Kaleidoscope of Styles concert as part of the ongoing 2018 Chamber Music Festival to create an array of music. The concert featured instrumentalists from wind to brass to strings played by experienced students and teachers.  A wind quintet comprised of Denissa Rivas …

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Bicknell features outdoor jazz

The Bicknell front lawn became stage for the Summer Kicks Jazz Band, under the direction of Robert Kehle, Wednesday, June 20, as part of the 2018 Chamber Music Festival.  “I’m just up here waving my hands,” Kehle said. “They play real good and they make me feel so good.”  The Summer Kicks Jazz band is a recurring feature in the Pittsburg Chamber Music …

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