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Students adjust to campus with Pitt CARES

Incoming Gorillas gathered inside the Overman Student Center for Pitt CARES throughout June to become prepared for the upcoming semester.  Pitt CARES takes place annually each summer directly before classes begin in the fall in order to teach incoming students different things about the university, such as financial aid, housing, and more. …

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Secret Codes camp offered for struggling readers

The Center for READing is offering the Secret Codes camp this summer. The camp takes place from Monday, June 3 to Thursday, July 25.   The curriculum is a year-long curriculum and students will receive half of the curriculum. It is a science-based program and is used to help struggling readers and prevent reading failure. Registration has passed, but the camp was open to all …

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Pittsburg celebrates a Musical Soiree

As part of the Pittsburg Music Fest, Pittsburg residents and Pitt State students celebrated a Musical Soiree. The Soiree featured music from various composers, including one student and one faculty member.  Raul Munguia, professor of music, described a soiree as a celebration between musicians. The Soiree took place in the …

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Local sisters perform in Summer Music Festival

The Vogts sisters, Abigail Vogts and Maggie Cook, are a duo of local performers. The Vogts sisters are from Erie, Kansas and started performing in 2012. The Vogts sisters performed Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bicknell Center for the Arts.   “It was in 2012 and it was because of, I think it’s called KATY Days, it’s a festival …

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Summer Music Fest gets jazzy

Jazz musicians and Pittsburg community members gathered inside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for the opening concert of the Pittsburg Summer Music Fest: Jazz Under the Stars.  Jazz Under the Stars featured two separate bands this year, comprised of a student jazz combo and a jazz big band. While the …

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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ crowns a box office king

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is an epic monster fight going back to the dawn of time.  The film, directed by Michael Doughtery, stars the titular ancient titan alongside three major classic kaiju, referred to in the film as “Titans.” The other three giant monsters are Mothra, Godzilla’s recurring insectoid sidekick, Rodan, the …

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Automotive technology alumni give back to department

Three alumni donated nearly $300,000 worth of equipment to the Automotive Technology Department on Wednesday, May 8.   The Pitt State graduates Dallas Grothusen, Kelly Burgess, and Ted Polzer all went on to take leaderships positions with CNH Industrial.   Automotive Technology Professor Tim Dell is thankful for the equipment that will better the education of Pitt State Students …

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Melinda Roelfs takes over as interim registrar

After a long career, registrar Debbie Greve steps away to retirement, but her position will not be filled by an empty suit.  During her 31 years at Pittsburg State University, Greve served in the office of admissions and then worked as the assistant registrar, and eventually the registrar in 2007.  “She’s (Greve) had a great career,” …

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Storm damage reported across campus

Pittsburg State’s campus experienced damage after storms on Monday, May 20. There were no reported injuries.   Several buildings received minor damage including Grubbs hall, Heckert-Wells, the Garfield Weede building, Carnie Smith Stadium, and the Kansas Technology Center. Trees were downed or damaged across campus including a tree that fell near the university lake and …

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