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Wind ensemble moves completely virtual amid pandemic

The last several months have brought about many changes to daily life.   Students everywhere began going to school virtually and completing all work completely online while others across the globe began working from home or stopped working for a while.   For Pittsburg State, there were many changes. It began with the sporting events being cancelled, then everyone was given an extended spring break and then face-to-face instruction was suspended.   During …

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PSU police chief appointed to Crime Victims Compensation Board

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced the appointment of Stu Hite, Pittsburg State University Police Chief, to the Crime Victims Compensation Board (CVCB).   “I’m honored to have been appointed by… (Kansas) Attorney General Derek Schmidt and (am) looking forward to serving on the Crime Victim Compensation Board and proud to serve as a law enforcement …

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Amber Tankersley appointed to statewide panel

Amber Tankersley, coordinator of Pittsburg State University’s early childhood and child development programs, was chosen to serve on the Kansas Early Childhood Recommendations Panel.   The statewide panel is part of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund.   According to their website, the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund’s mission is, “improving …

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Communication student shares stories through film

Artistic expression can come in many forms; whether it be through writing, painting, acting, photography or other forms.  For Jackie Chang, senior in communication, he expresses himself through the art of filmmaking.   “I like to write story, I like to express myself through story,” Chang said. “…With movies, you can visualize the …

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Pittsburg City Commissioners convene for special meeting

The Pittsburg City Commission held a special meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to address the application processes necessary to access funds for local businesses and meal programs in the city. The funds are allocated from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The City intends to apply for assistance from the CARES Act under the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG-CV). More than $9 million in federal funding has been made available to …

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Pittsburg State plans for distribution of CARES Act funds

As the Pittsburg community weathers the pandemic and prepares for another semester at Pitt State, the federal government has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide financial relief to states, workers, and small businesses. In addition, the CARES Act includes the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund which enables universities to provide direct financial assistance to their students.       Pittsburg State University has received approximately $2.6 …

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Art students move senior exhibit online

The senior art exhibit is a requirement for all graduating seniors majoring in art.   This year, the gallery was moved online due to COVID-19 which presented some changes to the exhibit.   In previous years, everything would be in person, the artists would give talks, there would be food, a reception and more. This year however, the gallery …

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Pitt State athletes named finalists for MIAA awards

Four Pittsburg State University student-athletes have been named finalists for the MIAA Fall and Winter Student-Athlete of the Year awards.   Ryan Dodd, senior in marketing, and Piper Misse, senior in nursing, are finalists for the MIAA Fall Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year awards while Levi Wyrick, senior in physical education, and Haven Lander, junior in English, are finalists for the Winter Male and …

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Nursing majors named outstanding seniors

Every year, Pittsburg State selects Outstanding Seniors. This tradition, which dates back to over 60 years ago, begins with a nomination by faculty, staff or student organization presidents.   Once those nominations are in, a committee evaluates each nominee and reviews their academic records, campus involvement, leadership in organizations, their awards and honors, community service, volunteer work and …

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