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Phillips 66 Day

Phillips 66 visited the Kelce College of Business on Wednesday, August 29th at Kelce Room 121 to share information about the company and to give the business students an opportunity to talk with their employees to learn about the company the part-time and full-time jobs they offer to the students.  …

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Community and campus paints red for PSU

Paint the Town Red is one of the largest anticipated community events in Pittsburg, held annually for 12 years. Red color is everywhere the week of Paint the Town Red for the annual community celebration leading up to the first home Gorilla football game of the season.  Paint the Town …

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Mega Movie Monday goes swimmingly

Students filled the Student Center mini theatre for Mega Movie Monday Aug. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) featured “Ocean’s 8” as the night’s mega movie.  The movie featured Sandra Bullock as Debbie, a prisoner framed and to spend several years in jail. Other actresses and …

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Students shop ‘til they drop at Grocery Carnival

Games and free food prizes filled the Jack Overman Student Center Thursday, Aug. 23, at the annual grocery carnival hosted by Resident Hall Assembly (RHA). RHA hosts this carnival every year during the first week of classes to get students involved and provide various free foods for those in the …

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Student Diversity Office hosts back to school social

Music and laughter spilled from Ballroom A of the Jack Overman Student Center Tuesday evening as students from different cultures enjoyed free food and games during the Office of Student Diversity’s Back to School Social.    About 100 students, comprised of members from Hispanics of Today (HOT), the Black Student Association …

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Caring for mental health in college

The second most common cause of death among college students is suicide, and six percent of undergrads will contemplate suicide at some point during their four years of schooling. Additionally, the two most common psychological afflictions college-aged students struggle with are anxiety and depression.   Steven B. Mayhew, director of university …

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R&R funded campus improvements underway

University workers are working on several R&R projects to help with repairs and maintenance of buildings across campus.   R&R funded projects, or Rehabilitation and Repair, include routine or emergency maintenance restoration, replacement of a broken equipment, or energy conservation projects.   The Kansas Technology Center (KTC) roof recovery project is one …

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Donaldson admitted to director of admissions

Scott Donaldson, Riverton native, was named the university’s new director of admissions, and he said he is excited to start on several goals for the academic year.   “… What I would say right away is immediately my goal to make sure this office is a friendly office to come to, …

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Overman marks a century

Jack H. Overman first stepped foot on Pitt State’s campus in 1936, and 82 years later he continues to be an integral part of the university as he plans to celebrate his 100th birthday on campus Thursday.   A yell leader at Pittsburg High School for three years, Overman joined the …

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PSU welcomes students far and wide

Orientation week has arrived and Pitt State welcomed more than 120 new international students from Asia, Europe, and South America. Since PSU has a long history of hosting and attracting international students, these students received a proper Gorilla welcome, with assistance from 36 volunteers.  Brenda Hawkins, Pitt Pal Coordinator and …

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