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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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SEK Humane Society offers “Free Pet Food Pantry”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this time has been an adjusting progress financially for many people in the world, and pets are not excluded from this change. On Saturday Apr. 25, the SEK Humane Society began to offer their “Free Pet Food Pantry.” This pantry was designed to provide food …

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Pittsburg businesses donate 5,000 facemasks to local businesses

As businesses begin to slowly open back up in Pittsburg, the need to maintain safety measures and regulations is vital in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. Included in these measures are the use of protective facemasks for employees to wear.  Two Pittsburg businesses, Miller’s Professional Imaging and U.S. Awards, …

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A Whole New World for Emergency Programs

Just as automotive students work on real cars, or art majors create real pieces, the students in Anne Petersen’s, associate professor in the School of Construction, Environmental & Safety Program Development class can work on a real time, new problem.  “The students in this class will be environmental or safety managers in companies (construction, …

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