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College of Education receives $539,000 grant

The College of Education at Pitt State received a $539,281 grant from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The grant will be used to provide scholarships, mentoring, and laptops to 25 current teachers across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas who are either Hispanic themselves or teach in a district that has a specific population of Hispanic students.   The College …

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Stalking incident reported in Axe Library

According to Stu Hite, director of University Police, (UPD),  library staff reported that Darrick L. Perry, 43, of Pittsburg allegedly made inappropriate remarks to a student employee at Axe Library on Wednesday, July 17 at approximately 5:20 p.m. 

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Nature Reach leads camp for elementary students

Elementary age students received the opportunity to learn in-depth information about nature this summer at the Nature Reach summer camp.  The Nature Reach camp ran from Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon with different themes for each day. Delia Lister, Nature Reach director, lead the camp …

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Study shows labs are not being utilized

In total, there are 89 computer labs across campus. Within those labs, there are 1,717 machines. However, according to a campus wide study, 94 percent of Pitt State students bring their own technology to class. Because of this, 50 percent of students never step foot into a computer lab on campus, excluding …

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Piano competition winners grace the Bicknell stage

Pittsburg State is certainly accustomed to hearing live music, but none with the caliber of three young artists playing the Bicknell’s very own Steinway.  The Third Annual Piano Festival continued on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m with a concert presented by the Treble Clef Club of Pittsburg. The concert featured both the winners of …

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Piano Festival brings in international composer Mark Hayes

Pittsburg’s Treble Clef Club teamed up with the Bicknell Center and brought concert pianist, composer, conductor, and arranger, Mark Hayes. He performed at the Bicknell Center for the third annual Premier Piano Festival Saturday June 29th.   “I started when I was thirteen playing in church and I’m sixty-six so fifty …

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Axe Library undergoes renovations

The first floor of Axe Library is currently being renovated in phase four of the planned renovations. The changes and additions to Axe Library will include an open floor design, additional study rooms, a redesigned Axe Grind Coffee Shop, new service points, and dedicated tutoring spaces.   Randy Roberts, dean of library sciences, says they began construction this summer and …

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Summer Band concert wraps up Summer Music Festival

The Summer Band Concert is an annual concert that ends the Summer Music Fest. The Summer Band concert was Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 p.m. in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.   “It’s not like really about getting it perfect,” said Andrew Chybowsky, assistant professor of music and director of band. “It’s about having fun mostly and for a lot of the kids here …

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Kaleidoscope of Styles brings art to Pittsburg summers

Pittsburg State University’s music department hosts an annual Summer Music Fest. The fest is a weeklong event of music. Kaleidoscope of Styles was a music concert hosted as part of the festivities. Kaleidoscope of Styles was hosted at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.   “People in the community …

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Alex Achtermann selected to play for Colorado Rockies in MLB draft

Alex Achtermann was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on Wednesday, June 5.   Achtermann is the eighth baseball player in Pitt State history to be selected in the MLB draft.   Achtermann is originally from Colorado and to be selected by his home town team was exciting.   “… The whole process this whole year and last …

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