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Dean inducted into Hall of Fame

Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business and former professor at Mississippi State University, has been inducted into the Mississippi Council on Economic Education Hall of Fame.  “I had lots of different emotions when I got the call – very surprised and excited at first and then grateful …

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McCullough aids the Cause for Claus

One senior social work student’s most recent undertaking has gone out for community service.   Sam McCullough is currently working with Tom’s Cause for Claus, an organization very “close to her heart,” to make Christmas more for kids in her hometown.   “Tom’s Cause for Claus was actually created by a family friend,” McCullough said. “She’s …

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Gorillas ‘dig’ databasing

For the past two years, associate professor of biology and curator of T.M. Sperry Herbarium Neil Snow has been working with his students on a project that spans the country and can be helpful around the globe.   “We Dig Bio” is an event that took place Oct. 18 and 19 in which 20 Pitt …

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PSU alumni publish internet comic

PSU alumni Bartholomew Klick and Zachary Stoppel have published their web comic, “Thieves Can’t” in a 15-page print edition.  Klick and Stoppel currently run their website (yesthievescan.com) together and publish smaller pages of their comic online. However, they began working together during their student days as employees of the Collegio.  …

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Wesley House assists community

The 31st Annual Project Warmth fundraiser was hosted Thursday, Nov. 1, at Memorial Auditorium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The funds raised from this event go toward citizens in Crawford County who need assistance paying utility bills. The fundraiser consisted of a lunch with take-outs offered from 4:30 to …

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Axe Library honors PSU authors

Axe Library’s annual Faculty/University Author Reception was held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, providing attendees with refreshments and conversation while honoring the Pittsburg State University authors.    The recognized faculty and staff were Joe Arruda, professor of biology, Kevin Bracker, professor of economics, Chris Childers, professor of history, Tim Dell, professor of automotive technology, John …

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Student newspaper travels to Kentucky

Six Collegio staff members had the opportunity to travel to Louisville, Kentucky, this past weekend for the annual ACP/CMA Conference. This conference draws collegiate student publications from all over the nation. The conference began Thursday, Oct. 25, and ended Sunday, Oct. 28, and featured more than 200 different workshops with …

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Students crawl through literature

Creative writing students, staff, and faculty crawled through downtown Pittsburg for a Halloween-themed literature crawl featuring readings by students and faculty both. The crawl began at 6 p.m. at the Pittsburg Public Library, after which the participants and attendants walked together to the next location.   The lit crawl moved to …

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Solar energy awareness brought to campus

The Climate and Energy Project teamed up with Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg to host two free events that took place in the Bicknell Center on Oct. 30.  The first event was a luncheon/workshop where Jeremy Johnson, mayor of Pittsburg, Scott White of Cromwell Solar, James Triplett of the PSU Sustainability …

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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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