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Axe Library receives grant to fund symposium

Kansas Humanities recently awarded Pittsburg State’s Leonard H. Axe Library with a grant to fund their upcoming spring symposium. The Axe Library will use this $3,175 grant to support their symposium titled “The Little Blue Books at 100: Haldeman-Julius’s Revolutionary Publishing Venture.”  The symposium will take place March 29-30, featuring various speakers and …

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PSU celebrates the Korean Lunar New Year

The Korean Lunar New Year is Korea’s most important holiday of the year. The Korean Student Association (KSA) celebrated the New Year at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at United Methodist Campus Ministry (UMCM). Korean students showcased their culture and  food with the Pittsburg Community and students. A traditional Korean food, ddeoguk, was served.  “Korean Lunar New Year is a holiday …

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‘Coffee and Conversations’ begins its series

Opening up conversation about domestic violence on Pitt state’s campus, Stephanie Spitz, campus victim advocate, started a series called Coffee and Conversations. With coffee and a variety of creamers available for those in attendance, attendees could get their coffee fix as well as learn more about domestic violence.   “It helps to set …

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Historical ensemble performs on campus

The Les Delices ensemble took the stage in McCray for the second concert of the Solo Chamber Music Series.  The ensemble performed on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall and is made up of professional musicians Debra Nagy on oboe, Julie Andrijeski and Tekla Cunningham on violin, …

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Pitt State partners with community to bring awareness on human trafficking

While the world of international human trafficking has become more well known, many people remain unaware that it isn’t just an international problem.  January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. In response, the Safe-House Crisis Center in Pittsburg partnered with Students for Violence Prevention (SVP), along with various other student and community organizations, to …

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SEK Humane Society hosts chili feed fundraiser

Local community members attended the 43rd Annual Southeast Kansas (SEK) Humane Society Chili Feed Dinner on Feb. 3.  The event was held at Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center. The chili feed marked the beginning of the fundraising year for the non-profit organization.   The event offered three kinds of chili, an …

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Kansas celebrates trails with Sunflower Trail Day

The Kansas Trails Council and Sunflower Foundation hosted Sunflower State Trails Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. The day celebrated the trails across the state of Kansas.  “We were celebrating the 3,000 miles of incredible trails we …

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Community children compete in construction workshop

Children ranging from first to sixth grade joined in a construction workshop called “Block Kids” and competed for first place.   The School of Construction and the National Association of Women in Construction put on an event for kids at the KTC Saturday from 12-3 p.m.   “We bring local grade school students in, grades one through …

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PSU Nursing program reaches milestone

Pitt State’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing reached a milestone as 100 percent of its students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program successfully passed the Family Nurse Practitioners National Board Certification. Eight students from the program’s first cohort took the exam in the …

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PSU biology students visit Missouri Botanical Gardens

Seven Pitt State students traveled to St. Louis to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens (MBG) as part of a special public service project.  Led by associate professor of botany and director of Sperry Herbarium Neil Snow, students Rachel Steier, Maggie Murray, Ashton McManis, Adam Pistorious, Ryan McGinty, Claire Campbell and graduate student Caitlyn Sanders participated in …

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