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Pitt State CIS students developing app for PSU Nature Reach program

Computer information systems (CIS) students in a new upper division programming class have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a real-life project.   Students in “Building Web Apps with Java Script” are designing an app under the direction of instructor John Kuefler for the PSU Nature Reach Program. The app create will track the care given to the birds being cared for at the Nature …

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Johnnie Zibert Band Presents “Roll Out the Barrel” Concert

Music expresses different emotions for people, it makes some want to dance or sing along, and creates a celebration within itself, and the Johnnie Zibert Band is not any stranger to the celebration. On Monday, Oct. 5, the Johnnie Zibert Band presented their virtual polka concert “Roll Out the Barrel.” The event took place from 7 …

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Sigma Alpha Iota hosts arts and crafts fundraiser

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), the women’s music fraternity at Pitt State, hosted a painting canvas fundraiser to help their newest member-in-training pay for their initiation fees.  The fundraiser was held from Tuesday, Sept. 29 to Friday, Oct. 2 and orders were placed via a Google Form. The organization is delivering orders of canvas kits …

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Grant awarded to Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC)

A $2.39 million grant has been awarded to the Kansas Polymer Research Center by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The federal grant will be used to form the National Institute for Materials Advancement (NIMA) at the Pittsburg State University Tyler Research Center.   The research center will serve as the foundation …

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CBW Bank joins in membership with The Foundry at Block22

CBW Bank has made an annual, renewable grant to The Foundry in Downtown Pittsburg by becoming a top-tier member with the Foundry at Block22. The partnership provides an opportunity for CBW to support innovation and entrepreneurism in the Southeast Kansas region.   The Foundry at Block22 is designed to focus the power of visionaries and create the city’s next generation of …

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Pitt State Theatre hosting “The Bacchae”

This semester looks a lot different than previous semester. With the presence of a global pandemic, sports, events, and most things in between were either postponed or cancelled all together. However, PSU Theatre is still putting on performances.  Pitt State Theatre has decided to proceed with the production of “The Bacchae,” an ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides. The cast and crew have been rehearsing since …

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PSU Wind Ensemble presents student-led ‘Grassroots’ concert

The PSU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Andrew Chybowski, presented their first virtual concert, showcasing smaller groups organized by students.  The concert was streamed from the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and featured a wide variety of music and configurations of the …

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SEK Humane Society partners with local pizzeria to promote adoption

The Southeast Kansas Humane Society is partnering with Horton’s Pizza Plus in Pittsburg to distribute flyers of adoptable dogs. Three hundred flyers of sponsored dogs at the shelter will be distributed with orders from Horton’s Pizza.   “We’re hoping that by doing this we’re bringing direct information right into the family’s …

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Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay delivers State of the City address

As the COVID-19 pandemic still rages, Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay says that citizens of Pittsburg can only go “forward together.”  On Thursday, Sept. 24, McNay delivered the State of the City address in conjunction with vice president for advancement at PSU and president of the PSU Foundation Kathleen Flannery and USD 250 school board member …

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PSU volleyball team uses book club to bond off-court

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many university sports had to adjust season and training schedules. During such uncertain times, PSU head volleyball coach Jen Gomez wanted to teach her team how to navigate adversity by starting a book club.  The Pittsburg State University volleyball team has been meeting every Monday for …

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