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Kansas Crossing Casino hosts ‘Rock to Bach’

An orchestra is often associated with symphony halls and black tie-events and can take music to the next level.  The Kansas Crossing Casino, the Southeast Kansas (SEK) Symphony, and local rock bands, J3 and The Momma’s Boyz, came together to present Rock to Bach, March 29th and 30th, at The Corral located inside the casino. The …

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Gorilla Pantry new leader to fight food insecurity

The Gorilla Pantry, located in Whitesitt 310, recently found new leadership. This semester Taylor Panczer, Campus Activities Center’s (CAC) program coordinator who oversees prevention & wellness, also added to her list of titles and duties to oversee the Gorilla Pantry.  Panczer took the role this January and has since began working toward …

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Student composer to go to national music festival

Music may be an enjoyment for many people, but for some, it’s a lifestyle. One such person is senior in music education Brock Willard.  He has recently taken his passion to new heights as he was accepted into the prestigious Atlantic Music Festival (AMF) Institute Composition Program. Willard said he can remember his journey …

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Women’s Rugby Club competes against OSU

The Pitt State Women’s Rugby Club competed against Oklahoma State University on Saturday, March 30.   Senior Kallie O’Keefe and Women’s Rugby Club president believes the team performed and played well.   “Honestly, I think we did really good,” O’Keefe said. “There are quite a few things we need to work on, but it is kind of hard …

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Students participate in archery training

Students at Pittsburg State University had the opportunity to participate in archery training and events during and outside of their regular class times.   An ancient art that is still practiced, archery is a skill that many may never get the chance to learn or participate in. After an absence of over fifty years …

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Therpeutic recreation students plan ‘Day of Play’

Children and adults with disabilities within the surrounding area had an opportunity to visit the Pittsburg State recreation center to participate in the first ever ‘TR-Iffic Day of Play’. The TR-Iffic Day of Play was organized by PSU therapeutic recreation students, mimicking their previous event TR-Iffic Field Day.  Eight therapeutic recreation students, along with assistant health, …

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Club Baseball splits games with Nebraska

The Pitt State Club Baseball team played two consecutive non-conference home games against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, March 31 at Jaycee Ballpark. The club lost the first match against Nebraska (2-4) but they managed to battle back and win the second match (5-4).   Club Baseball president Drew Roy believes the team played well despite losing the first game.   “I …

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Students stand for those who can’t at Gorillathon

Students danced for those who can’t at the sixth annual ‘Gorillathon’ to raise money for families. Gorillathon was hosted at the recreational center from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.  “…We plan events with the families, this all goes to Freeman who is our local children’s miracle network hospital and all the money goes to sick and injured children, …

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Sustainability students visit Topeka for Wealth Day

Students in sustainability were able to attend WEALTH day at the Topeka capital on March 12. The students who attended had their own table to talk about Pitt State’s programs including the ‘breathe easy’ campaign, sustainable operations, the university sustainability committee, students for sustainability, student sustainability funding committee, and Nature Reach.  “I thought it was …

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