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PSU communication students win big at state level

Continuing to add to their wall of honors, PSU’s Communication students earned a collective 29 awards at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Awards.  The KAB Awards are an annual state competition allowing both high school and collegiate students across the state of Kansas to be recognized by industry professionals for their work. Of …

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Tax clinic helps students prepare for tax season

As the time for taxes to be filed approaches, a resource for students and lower-income individuals has become available.   A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax clinic is held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays on the second floor of Kelce Hall, in the computer lab near room 223.  The VITA clinic is part of a nationwide …

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Students and professors deliver TED Talks at TEDx

TED Talks came from the internet screen directly to Pittsburg State with such topics as the practicality of the arts, deleting divorce, and defeating the “debt-pocalypse.”  A committee made of professor of technology and workforce learning Mark Johnson, director of community engagement Sydney Anselmi, and Student Government Association president Kyle Frank, …

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PSU to hold first literacy conference

As part of an effort to improve teachers’ confidence in teaching writing, Pittsburg State University will be hosting its first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference.  The event is aimed at currently practicing elementary and middle school teachers in the surrounding region and will feature a keynote address followed by breakout sessions presented by experienced teachers. The conference, titled …

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Campus Activities Center hosts Student Leadership Summit

The Overman Student Center was home to PSU students who are members of campus organizations on Sunday afternoon. Those in attendance were able to learn leadership and organizational skills.  Sign-in began at 12:30 p.m. and the summit lasted until 5 p.m. The event was held for student organizations’ office holders and was free of charge. …

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PRAD Club hosts burrito fundraiser

If Pittsburg State students are feeling hungry April 1 and 2, they will be able to stop by the Oval on campus to purchase a burrito and support PSU’s Public Relations and Advertising Club (PRAD).  The fundraiser is being held by the PRAD club, a student group based out of the communications department which aims …

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Blevins speaks of feminism, motherhood, more

Pitt State lecturer Allison Blevins not only teaches on women and gender studies but also writes poetry on the subject. Blevins was featured as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer’s Series Thursday, March 21, to read her work.  Blevins was the first author to visit campus this semester for the Distinguished Visiting …

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PSU hosts exhibit by former Hallmark art director

On Thursday, March 7 prior to dismissal for Spring Break, Porter Hall’s Harry Krug Gallery was treated to a presentation from Kansas City–based artist John Keeling.  The exhibit, titled “Water + Color”, features a variety of watercolor paintings including florals and portraits, and will be on display until April 4. Keeling’s work has been …

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Kansas vocalists compete in Rondelli Competition

Students of voice from across Kansas descended on Pittsburg during Spring Break to fill the Bicknell with music.  The PSU department of music hosted the Third Annual Barbara Rondelli Kansas Statewide Classical Voice Competition Saturday, March 9 in the Linda and Lee Scott Concert Hall at the Bicknell Family Center for the …

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TEDx to come to PSU once more

Pittsburg State has partnered with TEDx again and will be hosting TEDxPittsburgStateUniversity for the second year in a row on March 26. The event starts at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, and ticket sales opened Monday and will go until they are sold out. Tickets can be purchased in the ticket office …

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