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PSU’s Big Event continues annual community service

Roughly 500 students gathered to perform outdoor chores for nearly 100 homes across Pittsburg and Frontenac for Pitt State’s 16th annual Big Event.  The event began at 9:30 a.m. in the Weede Physical Education Building Saturday, April 14, where University President Steve Scott addressed and thanked the students before they were given their …

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PSU prepares transfer students for future semesters

Pitt State welcomed future students with an orientation geared towards helping them prepare for their upcoming semesters as transfer students.   The Transfer Pitt State CARES was held from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16. The program began in the morning in the ballrooms of the …

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SVP revisits the Sexual Assault Response Panel

Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) discusses sexual assault and prevention every year all year round, and in April they participate in sexual assault awareness month.   SVP hosted their Sexual Assault Awareness Panel Revisited Wednesday April 17 from 6-8 in the Governors room of the student center.   “This was revisited so we already had a sexual response …

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Track and Field hosts 11th annual Gorilla Classic

The track and field teams hosted the 11th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic Saturday, April 13.   Head coach Russ Jewett believes the teams did well.   “I think overall (we did) fairly well,” Jewett said. “…It was kind of windy but cold… The whole team is not hitting on all cylinders yet neither women nor men (but) we still have …

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Gupta, notable polymer chemist: committed to work, recognized for research

Polymer chemistry professor Ram Gupta represents Pittsburg State in many outlets through his research, which has received notable recognition. Alongside teaching and leading Pitt State students toward environment friendly polymer chemistry usages, Gupta also produces consistent nationally known research.  “Of course (I am) very happy,” Gupta said. “So we publish also lots …

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Drag Show dazzles at the U-Club

The U-Club stage was home to dances, vocal performances, glitter, and several high kicks into splits this Wednesday night as nearly 50 Pitt State students got the opportunity to watch their local drag queens entertain alongside PSU student performers.  The Drag Show took place on Wednesday, April 17th at 7 p.m. in …

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Students show solidarity with silence

The Day of Silence is a national movement for students to bring attention to the silencing of LGBTQ+ students by bullying or harassment. The event is organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) an organization based in the US that helps students in schools combat bullying, harassment, and more.   “Pledging to be silent meant …

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Gorilla Bookstore hosts ‘Meet the Author’

Pittsburg State students and community members had the opportunity to meet author, David P. Oakley, at his book signing.   The ‘Meet the Author’ presentation was from 3 to 5 p.m., April 16, in the PSU Bookstore located in the Overman Student Center. Oakley, a PSU alumnus, promoted his debut book “Subordinating Intelligence” which examines …

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Pitt State hosts annual construction expo

Nearly 100 exhibitors and vendors from across the country gathered at Pittsburg State’s Kansas Technology Center (KTC) for the School of Construction Expo.  With an estimated 800 guests from all over the Four State region, the Construction Expo attracts high school, community college, and university students, as well as contractors and instructors, to …

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Pi Kappa Alpha undergoes Project: Homeless

Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) fraternity spent 48 consecutive hours living in cardboard boxes to raise awareness and fundraise to fight local homelessness.   The event was held April 15th through 17th in the Oval of. The event is known as “Project: Homeless.” Members hosted activities throughout the day to get passerby’s attention.  “We continue to do Project: Homeless because …

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