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Fern hired to lead marketing, communication efforts

Abigail Fern has held positions of both education and marketing, though now she will hold position for both at Pitt State. Fern, hired as the university’s first ever Chief Marketing and Communication Officer (CMCO), will begin her position full-time Monday, Oct. 8.  As CMCO, Fern will lead the university’s marketing …

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Library highlights first amendment rights

The Axe Library hosted “Banned Books Week,” an annual event that usually take place at the end of September.  Libraries across the nation put on “Banned Books Weeks” to highlight the freedom of reading and the awareness of the first amendment.  Every year “Banned Books Week” offers three free workshops …

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Fort Hays visits Pitt State with Fortitude 

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) faculty and graduate students paired together with Pitt State’s art department to bring forth a new art exhibit titled “Fortitude” featured in Porter Hall.   The exhibit is comprised of FHSU faculty work in the University Gallery and FHSU graduate student work in the Harry Krug …

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Club goes on camping trip

The PSU Outdoor Activities Club (OAC) is an on-campus group that takes students on hiking and camping trips. At its founding, the club had seven members and now, the club has more than 500.  “It lets students get away from the stress of school or the humdrum of life in Pittsburg, …

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia sets music aside for good cause

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, music fraternity, will host “Revenge of The Book Sale 2: Electric Boogaloo,” a mystery book sale in the Oval Sep. 25-27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise funds benefiting Habitat for Humanity.  Books prices will range between $1 to 5 with all proceeds donated …

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Company Days draws student interest 

The Kansas Technology Center (KTC) hosted more than 200 companies for Company Days Sept. 18-19, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students who attended had the opportunity to hand in their resumes and make connections with companies from around the area.   Company Days is held annually every fall semester for two …

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Biology department receives scientific grant 

The biology department received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $307,000.  The National Science Foundation is a United States governmental agency whose mission is to advance the progress of science.  Their mission is to grant considerable amounts of money to proposals for research and education that scientists, …

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Upcoming Bicknell Center renovations impact campus

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts begins renovation on its final addition, the rehearsal room.   Until the rehearsal room is finished, music department ensembles continue to rehearse in Kelce Auditorium in Kelce Hall.  “That’s where the symphony rehearses on a weekly basis, so we have 3 rehearsals a week …

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Rocky Horror delivers laughter and crowd involvement

The Joplin RKO Floorshow, residing at the Bookhouse Cinema, traveled to Pittsburg Friday, Sept. 14, to accompany a showing of the film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cast performed live along with the film and involved the crowd in the performance.   $5 prop-bags were available for purchase for further …

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Student studies storm water for safety

Vivian Serpa, senior in environmental and safety management, has been working on a safety internship in determining the impact of rainfall events on campus and investigating methods to improve storm water runoff and replenish ground water aquifers.  “In today’s world, we are facing challenges socially, politically and economically in environmental …

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