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Professors honored by provost with new title

The office of the provost hosted University Professors’ Reception on Wednesday Oct 24. At 3 p.m. in the Overman Student Center Heritage room and welcomed many university faculty and staff to congratulate the recipients.  The eligibility for this rank is that a professor must have been a professor for at least seven years, is responsible for a major area of …

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Royalty crowned to represent Gorillas

Finalizing the annual Yell Like Hell celebration, Gorilla royalty attendants filed onto the Carnie Smith Football Field for the 2018 crowning. The 2018 crowned royalty were Parker Welborn, king representing Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Desirae Hunt, queen representing Alpha Sigma Alpha. Attendants represented varying student organizations from Greek Life to …

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University journal reaches 60-year anniversary

Internationally and locally known university journal, The Midwest Quarterly, turned 60 this year since its origin in 1959. In celebration of this anniversary, university staff and faculty gathered in the Graduate & Continuing Studies room of Russ Hall Monday, Oct. 22 for cake and celebration. The Midwest Quarterly has featured …

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US Army Jazz Ambassadors take Bicknell stage

On Monday, Oct. 29th, the audience members at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts clapped, dance, and sang along to a performance by the United States Army Jazz Ambassadors, the Army’s premiere big band.   The concert was open to the community and free for all ages. Playing from 7-8:30, the US Army Jazz …

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Pitt State student creates program for youth with disabilities

Joshua Edwards, senior in social work wants to revolutionize how we look at the world.  Edwards has created Outliers Unlimited, a program geared toward informing people about youth with disabilities.  He believes people who stand out can accomplish and represent great ideals.  Edwards holds these issues close to heart because he has had to overcome …

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Harry Potter fans test their knowledge at Trivia Night

Harry Potter fans in the Southeast Kansas area gathered to determine the group with the most trivia knowledge.   Pittsburg Public Library put on a trivia night dedicated to Harry Potter trivia, Wednesday Oct. 17th starting at 6pm.   “We will be doing more themed trivia nights in the future, probably …

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Jazz Ambassadors to perform at Pitt State

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will make the Bicknell their home Monday, Oct. 29. In addition to their personnel, the concert will feature three Pittsburg State students.  Founded in 1969, the Jazz Ambassadors are part of the United States Army Field Band and considered the United States Army’s premier jazz …

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President Trump rallies voters in Sunflower State

President Donald Trump visited Kansas for the first time as President to hold a rally located in the state capital, Topeka.  More than 10,000 people fit into the Kansas Expocentre to hear the President speak, lasting more than an hour, on a wide variety of topics from the recently confirmed …

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Why we didn’t report

What has long been considered a socially taboo subject, stories of sexual violence are now at the forefront of newspapers, talk-shows, and everyday conversations as survivors across the country join in what has become a national movement toward justice and change.   Last Thursday, Sept. 27 marked a historic day in …

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Purple Lights shine across Pittsburg against domestic abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Purple Light Nights Campaign is showing support for domestic abuse survivors, and the movement has come to Pittsburg.   In the Pittsburg community, a number of events are being held to spread awareness and make a statement against domestic violence. A kick-off …

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