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International Student Association presents “International Food and Culture Fair”

There are many different cultures around the world and people that live in America are sometimes unaware of what traditions exist in other countries.   On Saturday, Feb. 29, the International Student Association (ISA) hosted their annual “International Food and Culture Fair.” The event had two parts, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., there were various foods and beverages from different …

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Author of “The Chaperone” visits Pitt State

Laura Moriarty, author of “The Chaperone” visited Pitt State. An event was held in the Student Center on Thursday Feb. 27th at 8:00 pm. Moriarty read from “The Chaperone” and talked about the Kansas history in her book and her writing process.   “We bring four or five nationally recognized writers here…and …

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PSU and business leaders commence 35th annual “Partners in Progress”

PSU has numerous partnerships with businesses and people in the Pittsburg community that help extend job opportunities to future graduates. These partnerships also donate funds to renovate different locations on campus.   On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m., the 35th annual “Partners in Progress” campaign began. The event took place on the first floor of the newly renovated Axe …

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Imagine Pittsburg 2030: Envisioning a Better Pittsburg

It was standing room only as community leaders, educators, and businesses came together with the public to share their visions for the future. Education and housing were the main topics of discussion at the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 Community Conversation, held Thursday, Feb. 27, at Butler’s Quarters.       Imagine Pittsburg 2030 (IP2030) is …

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North American bird population facing rapid decline as years progress

Before 1914, the Passenger Pigeon was named the most abundant bird in North America but its rapid extinction brought up the question as to how and why this powerful population met its demise. As noted in the research that was published in 2019 in the Journal Science by several authors about the decline of bird population, 12 …

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Sororities hold “closet clean-out” sale

All of the Pitt State sororities are coming together to hold a Panhellenic “closet clean-out.” The event will take place on Saturday, March 7 in Ballroom C of the Overman Student Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students from the sororities will be selling their gently used clothing at a low price. There will be a five-dollar entry fee …

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PSU students win big at the American Advertising Awards

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Downstream Casino hosted the American Advertising Awards (ADDY) for students in the Graphic and Imaging Technology department (GIT). Pittsburg State students walked away with 52 gold and silver awards with a promise of jobs in their future.  Christel Benson, professor in the GIT department for the past 10 years, attended the …

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AMMT welcomes businesses from across the country for Company Day

Pittsburg State’s Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology (AMMT) program welcomed businesses from across the country at the 2020 AMMT Company Day. The company day event was on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kansas Technology Center (KTC).   This event helped students in the AMMT program find internships, jobs and learn more about …

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Speaker gives insight into racial issues in real estate

Angel Jewel Tucker, a librarian from Kansas City, spoke at Pitt State about racial issues in real estate. The event took place on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Overman Student Center as part of the Black History month activities put on by the Black Student Association (BSA). Tucker spoke about a project she helped start through …

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City fills positions on city advisory boards

Pittsburg City Commissioners filled volunteer positions on the Active Transportation and Airport Citizen Advisory Boards during the regularly scheduled Commission meeting, Feb. 25, 2020.        For the Active Transportation Board, Commissioners appointed Erin Fletcher to represent the disability community, and Reno Cecora to represent residents in the Northeast quadrant of Pittsburg. The Active Transportation Advisory Board has seven members whom each serve a four-year term. Four of the appointees represent each quadrant of the city, which is divided by the intersection of Fourth Street and Broadway. Two additional appointees represent the local healthcare industries and non-profit organizations, …

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