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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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PSU provides services for students who have served

The Student Veteran Resource Center (VRC) has been open since the beginning of the semester, serving as a meeting spot for PSU students who have served. It is one initiative the Pittsburg State campus has taken to accommodate student veterans.   The Center is located in Whitesitt Hall on the first floor and is …

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International office director position now vacant

The PSU Office of International Programs and Services (IPSO) underwent a change recently with former director Shama Ali’s ouster from the university. Ali joined the IPSO staff in January, 2018.   Howard Smith, associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, said all actions relating to Ali’s absence goes through his office.   “Right now I’m serving as the acting …

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Lecture series examines the power of print in a digital world

The Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture brings a renowned speaker to campus every year to discuss topics such as local history and culture. This year, the series presented a unique collaboration opportunity and was expanded to a two-day event.   Steve Cox, curator of special collections and university archives at PSU, inherited his position from Gene DeGruson, who founded …

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Electrical technology students volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

Twenty-three electrical engineering students volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of the Four States in Joplin Tuesday, Nov. 6. Their task was a to change out 300 worn plug-ins and almost 200 light switches. They also checked on the electrical system to see if everything was in good condition and working …

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Butler brings realistic fiction to Pitt State

As part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers series, Nickolas Butler visited Pitt State to share his professional works of fiction. Butler has three published books, two novels, and one collection of short stories, and he is currently working on a fourth.   Butler’s fiction reading was the third amongst this semester’s Distinguished Visiting Writers series …

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Snodgrass shares World War II memories

The Pittsburg State University College of Education hosted Dagmar Snodgrass to speak in elementary social studies classes from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and from 11 a.m. t0 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Snodgrass spoke of her childhood growing up in Berlin, Germany during the Berlin Airlift in World War II and reflected …

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Study group formed to determine future of PSU computer labs

Earlier this year, the Academic Computer Lab Study Group (ACLSG)  was created to review the existing computer laboratories’ scope and use and make recommendations for the future of computer labs on campus.  Angela Neria, chief information officer of Information Technology Services, serves as chair of the study group.   “Due to growing funding pressures, increasing numbers of students …

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SGA 11/14/18: SGA releases allocations, and speaks toward semester’s end

This week’s SGA meeting welcomed a guest speaker, discussed upcoming changes for future school years, final allocation amounts, various academic reminders,  passed 2 resolutions and adopted a new resolution, as well as announced they will be live-streaming all of their future meetings Elijah Brown, guest speaker, spoke about Midwest Affiliate …

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PSU prepares to celebrate international education

International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, will begin next week and run from Nov. 12-16. Throughout the week, there will be a variety of events showcasing cultures and countries from around the world including: tea tasting, study abroad …

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