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Organic professor lives ‘simple life’

Pittsburg State University’s sole organic chemistry professor, Charles (Jody) Neef, lives a life filled with more than just organic chemistry. Neef, who has taught at Pitt State for six-and-a-half years, is also an outdoor enthusiast and says his life is rather “simple.”   Neef said it is “interesting” being PSU’s sole organic chemistry professor, …

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HOSA conference goes on despite weather induced schedule changes

The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) state conference has been held at Pittsburg State University for the last four years. This event is geared towards high school students who have deemed health occupations as their future career of choice. This year’s event was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, through Thursday, Feb. 21. However, due to impending …

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KTC hosts ‘Company Day’ for AMMT students

The Kansas Technology Center (KTC) was temporary home to hiring businesses and eager students on Company Day.  The KTC hosted the Architectural Manufacturing and Management Technology (AMMT) Company Day Thursday, Feb. 21. The event included presentations by companies from across the United States, an opportunity for students to walk through and see …

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PSU earns 35 awards at the ADDYs

On the eve of the 91st Academy Awards, students from Pitt State’s Departments of Communication and Graphics & Imaging Technologies (GIT) were receiving their own honors at the American Advertising Awards.  The American Advertising Awards, or ADDYs, is an annual event put on by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), with its …

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PSU Theatre performs space panda play

Pittsburg State University Theatre featured “The Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-speed Clock”, a science fiction comedic children’s play by David Mamet from Feb.21 to Feb. 24. at 7:30 p.m. Feb.21-23 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 23-24.   Directed by Megan Westhoff, the play centers around the adventures of Binky Rudich, …

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PSU Alumni gather in Block22

Pittsburg State alumni members gathered in Pittsburg’s new downtown addition, Block22, for a Crawford Country Gorilla Gathering. The Gorilla Gathering included a dinner, an update on current PSU initiatives, and a tour of Block22.  Alumni Gorillas sported their PSU crimson and gold at the Gorilla Gathering, sponsored by the PSU …

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PSU hosts KAMO Leadership Forum

Nearly 200 people from high schools and colleges all over Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma visited Pittsburg to attend the KAMO Leadership Forum hosted by The College of Education and the Department of Teaching and Leadership on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The forum included principals, superintendents, teachers, and students in both college and …

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Polymer chemistry student receives national honors

For Lexington Peterson, sophomore in polymer chemistry and plastics engineering technology, representing Pittsburg State University in prestigious placements is nothing new. After receiving a 2018 summer internship, chosen as one of seven for the program, Peterson received another esteemed internship, this time in Chile.  Along with the internship, which Peterson will …

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GIYM gives students resources to love their bodies

Gorillas in Your Midst (GIYM) is a certified peer health education group on Pittsburg State’s campus. GIYM celebrated Body Positivity month by having Body Positivity Week.   “We’re a peer health education group so it’s not just awareness but how to, and I believe that is the main goal,” said Mekayla Melvin, junior in psychology.  GIYM put on an event on …

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PSU conducting grad conducts KC community symphony

Daniel McDill is used to conducting orchestras in performance halls, but not ones that perform for beer halls and record breakers.  McDill conducts the Social Symphony, a community organization in the Kansas City (KC) area dedicated to bringing local musicians together. Musicians include performers of all experience levels and feature all kinds of …

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