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PSU Jazz Fest hosts high schools and music professionals

Both the Bicknell stage and Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium were hosts to the sounds of jazz this past weekend.  The PSU Jazz Fest took place Friday, March 1. at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center. The Jazz Fest was in its 45th iteration and was …

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PSU College of Technology welcomes students with open house

Around 200 high school, community college, and technical college transfer students visited the PSU College of Technology for their Open House event. Students in attendance were able to tour the facilities, talk with faculty and current students, and take part in demonstrations to show what the College of Technology students are doing.  The open …

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Organic professor lives ‘simple life’

Pittsburg State University’s sole organic chemistry professor, Charles (Jody) Neef, lives a life filled with more than just organic chemistry. Neef, who has taught at Pitt State for six-and-a-half years, is also an outdoor enthusiast and says his life is rather “simple.”   Neef said it is “interesting” being PSU’s sole organic chemistry professor, …

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Victim advocate Spitz talks stalking

Stalking is portrayed throughout tv shows and movies. With the evolution of technology, finding information about an individual has become more accessible.   Wednesday at 8 a.m. PSU’s victim advocate, Stephanie Spitz, hosted the second session in her “Coffee and Conversations” series.   “In my mind, I wanted to leave space where real conversations could be …

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HOSA conference goes on despite weather induced schedule changes

The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) state conference has been held at Pittsburg State University for the last four years. This event is geared towards high school students who have deemed health occupations as their future career of choice. This year’s event was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, through Thursday, Feb. 21. However, due to impending …

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KTC hosts ‘Company Day’ for AMMT students

The Kansas Technology Center (KTC) was temporary home to hiring businesses and eager students on Company Day.  The KTC hosted the Architectural Manufacturing and Management Technology (AMMT) Company Day Thursday, Feb. 21. The event included presentations by companies from across the United States, an opportunity for students to walk through and see …

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PSU earns 35 awards at the ADDYs

On the eve of the 91st Academy Awards, students from Pitt State’s Departments of Communication and Graphics & Imaging Technologies (GIT) were receiving their own honors at the American Advertising Awards.  The American Advertising Awards, or ADDYs, is an annual event put on by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), with its …

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PSU Theatre performs space panda play

Pittsburg State University Theatre featured “The Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-speed Clock”, a science fiction comedic children’s play by David Mamet from Feb.21 to Feb. 24. at 7:30 p.m. Feb.21-23 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 23-24.   Directed by Megan Westhoff, the play centers around the adventures of Binky Rudich, …

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PSU Alumni gather in Block22

Pittsburg State alumni members gathered in Pittsburg’s new downtown addition, Block22, for a Crawford Country Gorilla Gathering. The Gorilla Gathering included a dinner, an update on current PSU initiatives, and a tour of Block22.  Alumni Gorillas sported their PSU crimson and gold at the Gorilla Gathering, sponsored by the PSU …

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PSU hosts KAMO Leadership Forum

Nearly 200 people from high schools and colleges all over Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma visited Pittsburg to attend the KAMO Leadership Forum hosted by The College of Education and the Department of Teaching and Leadership on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The forum included principals, superintendents, teachers, and students in both college and …

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