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Axe Library hosts Banned Books Week events

Censorship had been a topic of debate for many years and will likely continue to be debated in the future.   The American Library Association puts on the annual Banned Books Week to highlight attempts to censor books in schools and libraries. Axe Library hosted several events as part of Banned Books Week …

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Broadcast students recognized at national level

Two Pittsburg State University students were named national finalists in the 2019 Collegiate Broadcasters Incorporated (CBI) National Student Production Awards.   Senior Hannah Short was selected as a national finalist in the category of “Best Audio DJ,” which is the second year in a row that Pitt State has finished as a national finalist in …

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Step Afrika Comes to PSU

Stepping first started in the early 1900s as an African-American tradition. Step Afrika came to perform at Pittsburg State University to share this tradition with both fraternities and sororities on campus.  PSU senior in construction engineering technology Nathaniel Simmons is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, as well as an avid stepper.  “I love stepping, …

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Alumna receives Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Generous Spirit award

Grace Geiger, alumna of Pittsburg State University and of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority has been chosen to receive their “Generous Spirit” award.   The award was created to acknowledge an undergraduate member who possess certain qualities in accordance with Alpha Sigma Alpha’s “core value of generosity.” Lexi Carter, communications coordinator at Alpha Sigma Alpha described Geiger as a generous …

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PSU department of music hosts String Madness workshop and concert

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is a typical venue for performances, especially by string instruments. However, the string orchestra worked all day on the Bicknell stage for String Madness.  The PSU department of music held the String Madness workshop all day on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Bicknell. The workshop featured string players …

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Gorillas dominate Riverhawks 58-3

From start to finish, in every phase of the game, the Gorillas dominated Northeastern State, cruising to a 58-3 Family Day win. The Gorilla defense held the Riverhawks to a mere 189 yards of total offense, allowing only nine first downs. Junior safety Alex Derryberry led the defensive attack with …

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City of Pittsburg exploring possibility of public power utility

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Kansas has a higher average retail price than the surrounding states (Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Nebraska).   Among others, this was one of the reasons that the City of Pittsburg made the decision to start exploring the possibility of creating a public electric utility.   According …

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Bishop presents Emmet Memorial Lecture

As part of the 26th Victor J. Emmett Memorial Lecture, literary scholar Andrew Bishop presented his lecture titled “Insensibility or ‘Vicious Sympathy?’ What to Feel About Animal Pain According to The Island of Dr. Moreau.”   Students, staff, and faculty gathered in the Governor’s Room of the Overman Student Center Thursday, Sept. 12 to …

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Plastics Engineering Technology program celebrates 50 years

Some remember big events that happened 50 years ago, such as the Apollo 10 mission, or the Beatles topping the charts, but there were also big events happening at PSU.  On Sept. 17, 2019, the Plastics Engineering Technology (PET) program celebrated 50 years at Pittsburg State University. The event was hosted in the Kansas Technology Center (KTC) Rotunda from 3 to 3:30 p.m. The event showcased accomplishments …

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Block22 Welcomes New Business

Block22 welcomed new businesses on downtown Broadway with an open celebration.   On Sept. 12, Block22 had a public celebration for the opening of new businesses in downtown Pittsburg that they are partnering with. Broadway was closed off for the celebration and panels by local business owners were held in the …

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