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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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PSU assistant basketball coach accused of using racial slur

Pittsburg State athletics has responded to allegations that an assistant basketball coach directed a racial slur toward a counterpart from Central Missouri during a home basketball game last month. The allegations, which surfaced on Twitter, involve assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Jon Gilliam, who allegedly called a UCM coach a racial …

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International students receive welcome from ISA

New Gorillas received a welcome party on Friday, Jan. 25 at Whitesitt Hall.   The welcome party is normally the first International Student Association (ISA) event of the semester. The ISA advocate for diversity and regularly host events where international students and traditional American students can interact.   “ISA hosts this event because it wants to welcome all of the international students …

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PSU School of Construction team earns national recognition

A group of seniors in the PSU School of Construction have been hard at work creating projects around the community, resulting in national recognition.  In 2019, one team constructed a bridge on the Ruby Jack Trail located north of Joplin. Members of the team include Tiara Ewy, Travis Solander, Mollie Currid, and Sean …

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Evolution of the Student Center

The Jack H. Overman Student Center sits in the heart of Pittsburg State’s campus, acting as a gathering space for students over decades. Since its opening in 1951, the Student Center has evolved in numerous ways.  Steve Cox, curator of special collections and university archives, shared his knowledge about the …

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Porter Hall hosts exhibit curated by PSU graduate

The department of art puts out many types of artists from sculptors to illustrators, and one such grad has curated a whole exhibit of comic book art.  The exhibit stands in the University Gallery in Porter Hall through Wednesday, Feb. 13 and features the comic book pages of Joplin native Jeremy Haun, …

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Pittsburg non-profits get ‘All Aboard’

Pittsburg’s All Aboard Foundation, a branch of Watco Companies, recently took local non-profits under their wing—and roof—all housed in the old Arvest Bank location downtown.  The All Aboard Foundation purchased the downtown Arvest Bank location in spring 2018 for a transformation into a home for local non-profits. Non-profits part of the foundation …

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Pitt Pals kickoffs a new semester

Pittsburg State’s International Programs and Services kicked off the new semester by beginning their “Pitt Pals” program. The kickoff began at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Overman Student Center. The program pairs American and international students together to form connections between cultures.  Brenda Hawkins, immigration and advising coordinator …

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Gorillas engage in the Organization Fair

The Student Organization Fair is a way for students to get involved on campus and work their way out to be become effective and empowered. Its an opportunity for all students to share their passion, create and leave a positive impact not only on the local community but also on the international level.  “Each semester, Campus …

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PSU ranks high across multiple discipline

In 2019 rankings of thousands of universities across the United States, Pittsburg State University has earned high rankings for several different programs and achievements. PSU ranked No. 1 for one category and ranked highly in others.  According to the 2019 U.S. News and Report’s rankings, PSU is the No.1 regional public university in Kansas, No. 26 in “Best Public Schools in the Midwest.”, and 101 in …

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