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Students experience childhood again with GAB

Many childhood games such as Twister and Hungry Hungry Hippos, took form as inflatables in Pittsburg State University’s Oval.   The Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) hosted ‘Be A Kid Again’ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday March 27. in The Oval.  “I’m just really excited for people to have fun and get on some …

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Holi Festival comes to PSU

Pitt State students and Pittsburg community members will have the opportunity to celebrate this ancient festival from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday April 6, near Gorilla Village in the Carnie Smith Stadium parking lot. Holi, sometimes known as the festival of colors, is one of India’s most popular Hindu …

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PSU to celebrate African Culture

Pittsburg State University students and Pittsburg community members will have the opportunity to experience African culture at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 5. The African Student Association (ASA) will host an ‘African Culture Night’, which is a celebration of African culture.  “Everybody is proud of their culture,” said Rigo Osée Michael Brou, …

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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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