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PSU honors 2019 student employee of the year

Pittsburg State University held a ceremony to honor this year’s Student Employee of the Year nominees Monday, April 8.   Every year, Pitt State departments choose one student employee to represent them with a nomination for PSU Employee of the Year. This year, the event was held in the Ballroom of the Student Overman Center. …

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Three PSU alumni receive Meritorious Achievement Award

Each year, Pittsburg State University honors outstanding alumniand this year three alumni received the 2019 Meritorious Achievement award.  The three recipients were recognized in a ceremony at 3 p.m., Friday, April 5 at the Wilkinson Alumni Center.   David DeMoss, Colonel Kenneth Hart, and Vice Admiral Jeff Wieringa were all selected to receive the Meritorious …

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Holi celebrates colors, diversity, seasons

The Indian Student Association (ISA) brought their traditional festival of colors to Pittsburg State again to celebrate with both international and domestic students.   ISA hosted Holi, the festival of colors, Saturday, April 6, in the Carnie Smith Stadium parking lot. The festival was filled with music, colors, and fun for …

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PSU dance minor organizes hip-hop workshop

Pittsburg State’s dance minor program organized a free hip-hop workshop for students, both beginner and intermediate, led by an Oklahoma City dance company.  Oklahoma City dance studio Men of Race travelled to Pittsburg Thursday, April 4, to lead a free hip-hop workshop for all PSU students interested. The workshop consisted …

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PSU hosts first literacy conference for teachers

Elementary and middle school teachers from the surrounding area gathered in the Overman Student Center for the first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference.  The conference, titled “Creating Joyful Writing Experiences for Students and Teachers”, was organized by College of Education department of teaching and leadership professor Susan Knell with the purpose of improving …

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Campus victim advocate talks about ‘sexpectations’

In the final Coffee & Conversations discussion, students openly discussed sexuality, consent, and sex education taught in schools. Stephanie Spitz, campus victim advocate, hosted her final Coffee & Conversations event for the semester at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the Overman Student Center.   “Something I really wanted to gauge within my audience was …

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PSU celebrates African culture and diversity

Music and dancing filled the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts as African students celebrated their culture.   Pitt State students and community members had the opportunity to attend African Cultural Night from 5 to 8:30 p.m., April 5 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Hosted by the African Student …

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Korean culture celebrated at Pitt State

Pittsburg State students and community members had the opportunity to experience Korean culture at Korean Culture Day. Korean Culture Day was held from 6 to 8 p.m., April 3 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, to celebrate culture with Korean students and non-Korean students alike. The event is …

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PSU Nursing students receive federal grant for SANE training

Pittsburg State Nursing students are able to receive Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training thanks to an $800,288 federal grant announced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran at the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing.  The grant serves three counties and has trained three students in March, with three more students expected to begin …

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Pittsburg community peeks at the “Edge of the Universe”

Pitt State’s Kelce Planetarium in Yates Hall opened its doors once again to the public for students and community members to learn while gazing upon the stars.  This week’s presentation, titled “Touching the edge of the Universe” was held Tuesday, April 2, and began with Easton Morrill, junior majoring in mathematics and physics with an emphasis in …

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