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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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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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