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Axe Library continues renovations

The renovations at the Axe Library are in full swing and students can hope to see the finished product soon.  This is the fourth year of renovations to the library and the new additions will include an open floor design, study rooms, changes to the Axe Grind Coffee Shop, new …

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Student assists with art installation

The University Gallery, seated inside Porter Hall, recently opened with a new art exhibit by Stephen Watson. Watson’s exhibit features an installation which he received help with from Victoria Lemke, senior in 3D art.  Watson is an assistant art professor at Samford University and recently travelled to Pitt State to present a …

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Pittsburg State University chosen for nationwide project

Pittsburg State University, in alliance with the City of Pittsburg, were chosen by the Smithsonian to participate in a nationwide project.   PSU junior Caleb Durbin, biology  major with an emphasis in wildlife and conservation, started the initial project last year, doing research for his own project but didn’t receive any awards or praise during his first go-around. …

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Car break-ins on the rise in Pittsburg

Thieves have been breaking into homes and vehicles around the community in Pittsburg. These robbers have been called “car hoppers,” as they jump from car to car checking if there are valuables in cars and if it is unlocked.  Lieutenant with Pittsburg Police Department Ben Henderson is the officer primarily …

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Oliver appointed to Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Jamie Oliver wears many hats, ranging from chair of PSU’s art department to landscape painter, and can now add one more. Governor Laura Kelly recently appointed Oliver to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.   “It’s exciting to be appointed by the governor to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, I’m …

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PSU jazz musicians enrich university, churches, and community

Pittsburg is home to local music of all varieties, from classical ensembles to funk bands, but the Half-Pitts are jazzing things up.  The Half-Pitts quartet is a band made up of all Southeast Kansas musicians and PSU music students. The band consists of Bryan Amor, senior in music performance, on …

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Convocation kicks off fall semester

Convocation kicked off the fall semester with help of President Scott and all faculty and staff. This semester’s convocation welcomed faculty and staff from all departments of campus.  Convocation took place Thursday, August 15 in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for a campus-wide welcome before classes start the …

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Chris Jones hypnotizes students at PSU

For the last three years, PSU has brought Chris Jones to the Bicknell to hypnotize students.   Wednesday Aug. 28 at 9:30 p.m. in the Bicknell Family Center for Performing Arts, Chris Jones, hypnotist performed.   “This is one of the best venues, period..,” said Jones. “…It’s so fun when you have …

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International students welcomed at Pitt Pal Kick Off

International students are normally far from home, but on Friday, they received a welcome to their temporary home.  The International Programs and Services Office held the “Pitt Pal Kick Off” on Friday, Aug. 23 in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The Pitt Pal program is in place …

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PSU professor Allison Blevins delivers new poetry

Poet Allison Blevins has written on many subjects such as divorce, motherhood, and working for her position as a PSU professor, and she shares these artistic works with the world.   On Aug. 1 at 7 p.m, PSU professor of women and gender studies Allison Blevins read from her most recent poetry …

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