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PSU crowns homecoming royalty at virtual pep rally

Every year, Pittsburg State University has a week of festivities to celebrate homecoming. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the university still celebrated homecoming with an adjusted schedule of events and with a virtual pep rally. The university held a virtual pep rally presented by PSU Alumni & Constituent Relations and Campus Activities on pittstate.tv, Oct. …

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USD 250, Pittsburg and Motorola partner to provide area students Internet access

As school districts across the country struggle to provide students safe learning environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking for broadband solutions that can bridge the digital divide and support new remote and hybrid learning models. To meet those challenges, the city of Pittsburg has partnered with USD 250 and Motorola to provide area students with access to high-speed Internet service.  Last week, …

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Pittsburg Salvation Army to hold Christmas distribution for families in need

For many families, the Christmas season is a time to enjoy with family and friends. For families and individuals in need, the Salvation Army of Pittsburg holds a Christmas distribution to aid them. The Salvation Army is not letting COVID-19 stop them and have adjusted to continue to provide for families during the pandemic.   “The Salvation Army has been around Pittsburg for over …

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SEK Symphony delivers “Concert of Hope”

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many adjustments to events, prompting the Southeast Kansas Symphony at Pittsburg State University to deliver a virtual concert rather than a concert in person, entitled a “Concert of Hope.”  On Oct. 20, 2020, the “Concert of Hope” was streamed on both Facebook Live and Vimeo at …

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Pittsburg State hosts Homecoming 2020

Although events have been changed to fit COVID-19 regulations, Pittsburg State University will host the annual Homecoming celebration, October 12-17. Homecoming is one of the oldest traditions on the Pitt State campus. The Homecoming tradition began in PSU’s early years as reunions associated with teachers’ meetings each fall. By the ‘20’s, fraternities and sororities were hosting reunions. By …

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PSU students to study Special Olympics athletes with $29,000 grant

Special Olympics North America assigned a $29,00 grant award to a Pittsburg State professor, Laura Covert-Miller who holds a doctorate and teaches in the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department at PSU. The grant funding is directed to a research project based on Special Olympics athletes completing fitness assessments and completing surveys related to their quality of life. The …

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Pitt State chosen for national project for second year in a row

Pittsburg State has been chosen to participate in a national project led by the Smithsonian. The goal of the project: to document and present mammal life across the U.S.   Per their website, “Snapshot USA’s goal is to facilitate the collaboration of cooperators to contribute to a national database of public …

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