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Auto tech professor uses YouTube to educate students

Professors at Pittsburg State had to redesign courses for online delivery since face-to-face classes were cancelled in March.   Scott Norman, automotive technology professor, is doing something different. Norman makes videos for his students and uploads them to YouTube.   “So, our students at the beginning of the semester, let’s say for example my air conditioning class, we spend most of the beginning …

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Pitt CARES moved online

The COVID-19 situation is changing every day and with that comes new changes in communities, work and schools everywhere.   To adapt to the changing situation, Pittsburg State has moved orientation for transfer and new students online.   Pitt CARES is required for all high school graduates that will be going to PSU and is optional for transfer students.   All activities …

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Pittsburg City Commission moves forward with economic development strategies

In their efforts to reach economic goals set for Pittsburg, City Commissioners approved multiple agenda items during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting, April 28, 2020. In order to meet guidelines, set by health officials because of Coronavirus, the City is streaming the meetings live until further notice.       As part of the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 economic development strategy, the Commission approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) …

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Pitt State student wins national collegiate poetry competition

Amanda Trout, sophomore English major, earned first place in a national collegiate poetry competition. The award is from “The Lyric,” the oldest magazine in North America and is devoted to traditional poetry.   Trout won the competition for her villanelle, “Monster in the Wake of Wind and Rain,” which was in …

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Pittsburg State University moves summer courses online

Pittsburg State University made the decision to suspend all face-to-face course meetings during the spring semester. Pitt State has now decided to continue the online delivery of courses throughout the summer.   The majority of summer courses at Pitt State were already online, but there were some that now need to be …

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PSU student raising funds, awareness for Celebrating Birthdays

As a child, birthdays are important. Amber Stout, senior in social work, recognizes this importance and wants every child to be able to open presents and celebrate. Stout is raising money and awareness for Celebrating Birthdays.   “…You know whenever you were a kid, remember how important your birthday was?” Stout said. “Everyone …

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PSU implements pass, fail grades

Due to changes in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburg State University has announced that students can now choose to take a pass or fail grade in lieu of a letter grade.   According to Howard Smith, PSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the president’s council made the final …

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PSU professor chosen for Excellence in Teaching Award

Pittsburg State associate professor in the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department Laura Covert-Miller was this year’s recipient of the College of Technology’s Excellence in Teaching Award, an annual award given to faculty members in each of the four colleges of Pitt State and funded by the PSU Foundation.  Covert-Miller earned …

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