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PSU provost to retire in 2019

Pittsburg State provost Lynette Olson is retiring in June 2019. Olson served in the position for 10 years. She came to Pitt State in 1996 as a department chair, before moving to the dean of Arts and Sciences position.  With each position, Olson said that she learned “more about herself and developed strong leadership skills in …

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GIT department celebrates accreditation

Students, faculty, and alumni of Pittsburg State’s Graphics and Imaging Technologies (GIT) department celebrated their recent accreditation Tuesday afternoon.   The accreditation was issued in September, but members of the department wanted to celebrate the achievement by hosting a special reception Tuesday, Nov. 27.   “Being accredited is not only a great …

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School of Nursing receives grant from Senator Moran

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran announced the awarding of a federal nursing grant to Pittsburg State University’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing. Moran made the announcement during a press conference Nov. 19 in McPherson Hall.   The grant will help fund the Advanced Nurse Education Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at the School of Nursing. This is the …

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Inclement weather delays PSU students returning to campus

As the end of Thanksgiving break approached, many students and faculty needed to begin the journey back to campus after being away for the week. Unfortunately, for many coming from the Kansas City area or other parts of the country, the winter weather caused difficulty on the commute back to …

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Gorilla CEO hosts pitch competition

The Gorilla CEO student chapter hosted a pitch competition on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Overman Student Center at the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. The pitch competition is the first planned and hosted by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (Gorilla CEO) that strives to promote entrepreneurship among college students and the …

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Jamie McDaniel gives lecture on portrayals of disabilities in film and media

The Tilford Group and the Department of English & Modern Languages hosted Jamie McDaniel, associate professor at Radford University and former PSU professor, who gave a lecture entitled “Adapting Tiny Tim” on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Axe Library.   McDaniel specializes in disability rhetoric across multiple media and spoke about how adaptions of popular novels and films depict how individuals think about people with disabilities. …

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Jazz ensemble shares stage with high school honor band

The PSU Jazz Ensemble welcomed the District II Honor Jazz Band to the Bicknell Center Thursday, Nov. 15.  Under the direction of Robert Kehle, the PSU Jazz Ensemble performed a concert in conjunction with District II of the Kanas Music Educators Association (KMEA)’s ensemble, the Honor Jazz Band. The students in the Honor …

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Lip sync battle benefits Safehouse

Alpha Psi Omega, theatre honor society, hosted a lip sync battle for students to participate in and compete against one another Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the U-Club. All proceeds of the lip sync battle went toward the Safehouse Crisis Center. A set of judges awarded the top …

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Honoring veterans, commemorating the Armistice

This year’s Veteran’s Day not only honored veterans and those who serve today, but it also recognized the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice. Pitt State held the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony open to the public Monday, Nov. 12, which was also used as a history lesson for local sixth graders.  Normally, the ceremony takes place …

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KCCTE holds teacher workshops

Eighty-five teachers from across Kansas came to Pittsburg last week to attend teaching workshops provided by the Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education (KCCTE), learning new skills to bring back to their classrooms. The crowd was comprised of career and technical educators and post-secondary educators.   The Kansas Technology Center hosted the …

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