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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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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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