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North America  Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial  President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial. The Senate voted to acquit in 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress charges. This ends the congressional big to oust him from office.  Europe  Finland to give …

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Crawford County Gorilla Gathering Dinner

Pitt State Alumni & Constituent Relations held their annual Crawford County Gorilla Gathering Dinner at the Axe Library on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The event was held for Pitt State Alumni and their families. The gathering featured dinner from Brick + Mortar, tours of the newly renovated library, and special guest, Brian Wright, the new head football coach at …

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Students for Violence prevention holds event against human trafficking 

On Jan. 30, Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) hosted an event called Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking. The event featured speaker and author Sandy Storm. Storm shared her story while providing education about human trafficking. The event also provided other resources in the community to help stop human trafficking. People who attended the event were …

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PSU Alumni invited to join new book club

Beginning this semester, in a collaboration between the PSU Alumni & Constituent Relations and the Leonard H. Axe Library, a new book club has been formed for Pitt State alumni.   “It’s a book club for alumni, by alumni authors,” said Ruth Monnier, learning outreach librarian and assistant professor.   Monnier helps …

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Pitt State Department of Music welcomes Calmus Vocal Ensemble

Voices filled the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall as the Calmus Vocal Ensemble  performed. The German a cappella quintet performed Friday, Jan. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. as part of  the Solo & Chamber Music Series.  According to Susan Marchant, professor and chair of the Department of Music, …

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Bicknell hosts Best of Broadway: “Finding Neverland”

For one night only, members of the audience could experience Neverland in the halls of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. As part of Pittsburg State University’s Best of Broadway Series, “Finding Neverland” came to Pittsburg on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Presented by the Broadway …

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Student Starts Mental Health Philanthropy

A new student philanthropy, “Sigma Saves” was started to spread awareness about mental health and suicide. The philanthropy was started by Mya Houdyshell, a Junior elementary education and special education major.    “I have known a lot of people who have struggled and so I decided that this has become enough and …

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SGA hosts “Understanding Impeachment” event

The topic of impeachment has been highlighted in the last few months, as President Donald Trump has recently been impeached by the House of Representatives.   On Jan. 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the “Understanding Impeachment” event. This event took place in the Overman Student Center Ballroom. During this event Darren …

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World News

United States  US injured toll rises after Iranian attack  The Pentagon has said the number of injured U.S. troops has risen to 50. The troops suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI)s is 16 more than previously indicated.  This follows the Iranian attack on a U.S. base on Jan. 8.  Europe  European …

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Students invited to Academic Honors Program

As the new semester begins, the deadline for students to apply for the Academic Honors Program is approaching. The deadline for applications for the program is Feb. 3. And must be turned in to Jeanette Davied. Her office is located in the Registrar’s office, Room 103 Russ Hall.  Applications are required by the …

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