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Polymer chemistry student receives national honors

For Lexington Peterson, sophomore in polymer chemistry and plastics engineering technology, representing Pittsburg State University in prestigious placements is nothing new. After receiving a 2018 summer internship, chosen as one of seven for the program, Peterson received another esteemed internship, this time in Chile.  Along with the internship, which Peterson will …

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GIYM gives students resources to love their bodies

Gorillas in Your Midst (GIYM) is a certified peer health education group on Pittsburg State’s campus. GIYM celebrated Body Positivity month by having Body Positivity Week.   “We’re a peer health education group so it’s not just awareness but how to, and I believe that is the main goal,” said Mekayla Melvin, junior in psychology.  GIYM put on an event on …

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PSU conducting grad conducts KC community symphony

Daniel McDill is used to conducting orchestras in performance halls, but not ones that perform for beer halls and record breakers.  McDill conducts the Social Symphony, a community organization in the Kansas City (KC) area dedicated to bringing local musicians together. Musicians include performers of all experience levels and feature all kinds of …

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Students show off what they learned in Dance Showcase

PSU’s Dance students got the chance to show off what they have learned in the fourth annual Dance Showcase. PSU students as well as community members participated in the Dance Showcase.   “The very first year we did it (and it) was very successful, and we were quite pleased with it,” said Janice Jewett, professor in HHPR department …

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Students spring into career opportunities

Spring Career Day provides the opportunity for students to find internships and become more informed of options for future careers. Students are given the chance to talk with businesses and learn about potential internships and job opportunities.   “Our goal is to just be represented here and always have our name here so people recognize our company, …

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SGA hosts Student Leadership Conference for high school students

Around 200 students from area high school visited the jungle last Friday to learn leadership and organizational skills. Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the PSU Student Leadership Conference along with members of the Gorilla Activities Board (GAB).  All sessions were held in the Overman Student Center, and the event lasted from …

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Midwest Regional Ballet and SVP educate through dance

The Midwest Regional Ballet performed in a new venue with a program dedicated to education on violence.  Sponsored by Students for Violence Prevention (SVP), Midwest Regional Ballet (MRB) Company and School performed at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The program called the …

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Kelce Planetarium show scopes out galaxies

Pitt State students and Pittsburg community members had the opportunity to explore outer-space through the view of the Hubble Telescope. The L. Russell Kelce Planetarium hosted “Hubble Vision:2” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26. The program was an hour long and focused on the discoveries made by the Hubble telescope and exploring galaxies.   …

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Students’ senior project assists handicapped

Seven mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology seniors are going in a new direction with their senior project this year. The group is creating a design that will provide an experience of a lifetime to those who are handicap.  Seniors Mitchell Yeomans—project lead—Joshua Alstatt, Ayman Alsunay, Trey Byrne, Adam Fogle, Nick Haynes, and Devin Lynn have worked since the …

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