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GAB hosts annual Casino Night 

Students gambled and gamed through the night Friday, Sept. 9 at the Gorilla Activities Board’s (GAB) annual Casino Night.  The Casino Night took place in the Overman Student Center Ballroom from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Real money was not used during the night, but students still received the casino …

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Comedian ‘slays’ Memorial Auditorium

Dusty Slay, comedian from Nashville, Tennessee, traveled to Pittsburg for the Basement Comedy Series at Memorial Auditorium. Slay, who has appeared on several network shows, performed in Pittsburg Thursday, Sept. 6, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.  “We did a six-week run during the spring kind of as a test run …

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Wildlife in the Jungle

Owls, snakes, geckos, ferrets, turtles, and over 50 live, Kansas native, animal species reside at PSU alongside students, staff, and faculty year round. Pitt State’s natural history and environmental education program Nature Reach held a World Wildlife Day celebration Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the 328 Heckert-Wells wildlife conservatory.  At the …

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PSU opens center for student veterans

PSU celebrated the grand opening of the Student Veterans Resource Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Aug. 30. The ceremony, hosted in Whitesitt Hall, featured PSU President Steve Scott and Michelle Hensley, PSU’s Veterans Certifying Official, amongst other attendants. A crowd formed around the new space and the Resource …

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Fighting fires in Philmont

When Winchester York, senior in environmental and safety management, started an internship at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico over the summer, he did not know that he would end up fighting live wildfires.   Two weeks into the internship, while York was going through extensive training that included search-and-rescue exercises …

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Hanson hired as student accommodations coordinator

Pitt State alumna Kerri Hanson is returning to the Jungle, this time as the university’s new Center for Accommodations coordinator.   Hanson graduated in 1998 with a degree in psychology and minor in developmental disabilities. She returned in 2014 to receive her master’s in family counseling, graduating in May 2018. Now, …

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An educational Hawaiian celebration

Axe Library and many of its interconnected organizations came together for its annual Luau on the Lanai. The luau was originally planned to take place outside the library but was moved inside due to rain.  “We are trying to make sure the students know about the resources that are available …

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Fall Academic Success Workshops begin 

Strategies for success, sweet treats, and prizes attracted students to the first session of the Academic Success Workshop series, Wednesday, Aug. 29. The Student Success Office offers a series of academic workshops every semester, which take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in Axe Library, room …

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Downtown area welcomes students back to the Jungle

The 4th Street block of Broadway hosted local businesses and student organizations during the “Back to Broadway” celebration Saturday, Aug. 18. The celebration welcomed community members and students alike, including new residents of Block22.  “Westar approached us and they wanted to help us with something special for the community,” said …

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RHA makes a splash on Tanner Lawn

The first Friday of the semester, freshmen among other students participated in a water war on the Tanner Hall Lawn. Resident Hall Assembly (RHA) hosted the water wars as a finale to their week-long Banana Bash featuring fun and interactive events for dorm residents.   “We haven’t discussed whether or not …

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