Rumble in the Jungle - Fall 2011
Approximately 450 to 500 prospective students and their parents - a new record - attended Pittsburg State University's annual Rumble in the Jungle on Saturday, November 12, 2011. For the first time since its inauguration, there were two sessions of the autumn weekend visits because of the ever increasing number of high school students who come to meet with faculty and to explore degree options and programs of study. The number of students interested in pursuing a degree in Spanish or French, or in combining it with another area of study, also was a new record. In the photographs, Dr. Bert Patrick, Professor of Spanish, and Dr. Eric Rojas, Assistant Professor of Spanish, discuss programs of study, study abroad opportunities, the conversation partner program, and the retro credit option with prospective students and their parents. Gus the Gorilla, Pittsburg State University's renowned mascot, also gave the visitors a hearty "Gorilla Welcome" to campus, introducing them to the motto of the Pittsburg State family, "Once a Gorilla, Always a Gorilla!"