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Kansas celebrates trails with Sunflower Trail Day

The Kansas Trails Council and Sunflower Foundation hosted Sunflower State Trails Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. The day celebrated the trails across the state of Kansas.  “We were celebrating the 3,000 miles of incredible trails we …

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Community children compete in construction workshop

Children ranging from first to sixth grade joined in a construction workshop called “Block Kids” and competed for first place.   The School of Construction and the National Association of Women in Construction put on an event for kids at the KTC Saturday from 12-3 p.m.   “We bring local grade school students in, grades one through …

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PSU Nursing program reaches milestone

Pitt State’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing reached a milestone as 100 percent of its students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program successfully passed the Family Nurse Practitioners National Board Certification. Eight students from the program’s first cohort took the exam in the …

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PSU biology students visit Missouri Botanical Gardens

Seven Pitt State students traveled to St. Louis to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens (MBG) as part of a special public service project.  Led by associate professor of botany and director of Sperry Herbarium Neil Snow, students Rachel Steier, Maggie Murray, Ashton McManis, Adam Pistorious, Ryan McGinty, Claire Campbell and graduate student Caitlyn Sanders participated in …

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PSU assistant basketball coach accused of using racial slur

Pittsburg State athletics has responded to allegations that an assistant basketball coach directed a racial slur toward a counterpart from Central Missouri during a home basketball game last month. The allegations, which surfaced on Twitter, involve assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Jon Gilliam, who allegedly called a UCM coach a racial …

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International students receive welcome from ISA

New Gorillas received a welcome party on Friday, Jan. 25 at Whitesitt Hall.   The welcome party is normally the first International Student Association (ISA) event of the semester. The ISA advocate for diversity and regularly host events where international students and traditional American students can interact.   “ISA hosts this event because it wants to welcome all of the international students …

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PSU School of Construction team earns national recognition

A group of seniors in the PSU School of Construction have been hard at work creating projects around the community, resulting in national recognition.  In 2019, one team constructed a bridge on the Ruby Jack Trail located north of Joplin. Members of the team include Tiara Ewy, Travis Solander, Mollie Currid, and Sean …

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Evolution of the Student Center

The Jack H. Overman Student Center sits in the heart of Pittsburg State’s campus, acting as a gathering space for students over decades. Since its opening in 1951, the Student Center has evolved in numerous ways.  Steve Cox, curator of special collections and university archives, shared his knowledge about the …

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Porter Hall hosts exhibit curated by PSU graduate

The department of art puts out many types of artists from sculptors to illustrators, and one such grad has curated a whole exhibit of comic book art.  The exhibit stands in the University Gallery in Porter Hall through Wednesday, Feb. 13 and features the comic book pages of Joplin native Jeremy Haun, …

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Pittsburg non-profits get ‘All Aboard’

Pittsburg’s All Aboard Foundation, a branch of Watco Companies, recently took local non-profits under their wing—and roof—all housed in the old Arvest Bank location downtown.  The All Aboard Foundation purchased the downtown Arvest Bank location in spring 2018 for a transformation into a home for local non-profits. Non-profits part of the foundation …

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