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A comedic, musical performance

The Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) hosted comedian/musician Dan Henic as the beginning of the Thursdays with U series. Henic performed Thursday, Sept. 6, at the U-Club in the basement of the Overman Student Center.  “I really love it here,” Henic said. “The students here are so cool and I loved …

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Pitt State fiddlers recieve state honors in competition

Siblings Glenn and Edith Sigler brought Pittsburg State musical energy to a statewide fiddle competition this August.  Natives of Joplin, Missouri, the brother and sister duo each received top honors in the Kansas State Fiddling Competition Sunday, Aug. 26 in Lawrence, Kansas. They competed in the Open Category, meaning there …

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Award-winning brass quintet graces McCray stage

The Chicago Brass Quintet made the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall their own during the first concert of the Solo Chamber Music Series Friday, Sept. 7.  The group has performed together for over 40 years and given concerts in Europe, Asia, and South America, in addition to their numerous performances …

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PSU receives $50,000 from Pritchett Trust for scholarships 

The PSU Foundation relies on donations in order to fund various needs of the university, such as scholarships, facilities, and faculty development. Their most recent donation came from the Pritchett Trust, an award of $50,000 for student scholarships.   William B. Pritchett, a World War I veteran, and his wife, Athlyn …

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Axe Library features history of Magna Carta

The Magna Carta came to Pitt State for the first time this month and the exhibit is on display on the third floor of Axe Library. The exhibit was scheduled by the Student Government Association (SGA) and will stand on display from Monday, Sept. 10, to Friday, Sept. 28.  The …

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KSA plans for fall semester

The Korean Students Association (KSA) hosted their first meeting for the fall semester Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kelce. Several students, both international and domestic, attended the meeting.   Choong Lee, KSA advisor and business professor, opened the meeting by welcoming the students, then the KSA president and the …

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Workshops present to prevent human trafficking

As human trafficking becomes a prevalent issue through the country, it affects many locations including Pittsburg. For this reason, Pitt State partnered with Via Christi Hospital—with the help of the Sunrise Rotary Club—in hosting a human trafficking conference Saturday, Sept. 8. The conference included guest speakers who each discussed topics …

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Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity reactivates on campus

After 23 years of inactivity, traditionally black fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha has returned to Pitt State’s campus.  The reactivation process was a collaborative effort over four years between alumni of the fraternity and interested students. The students approached the university with the hope that the fraternity could resume activity at …

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Fiction author mixes modern and mythology

Pitt State featured fiction writer and poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg as the 2018 fall semester’s first distinguished visiting writer.   Mirriam-Goldberg, author of 23 published books, read excerpts from her most recent novel “Mirriam’s Well: A Modern Day Exodus” as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.  Students, staff, and faculty gathered …

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