A "home-grown" blues and classic rock band from northeast Kansas, 13th Step, will perform for this Saturday's GorillaFest at Pittsburg State University. The band is known for a rock and blues sound influenced by the members' love of Hendrix, Cream and Zeppelin. 13th Step will perform from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Gazebo in Gorilla Village just east of Carnie Smith Stadium.
Army veteran and author Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch will be the speaker for Pittsburg State University's Profiles of Women in Government lecture series on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Kickbusch will talk about /Living Our Legacy" at noon in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Overman Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.
If the growing non-smoking culture in the United States isn't reason enough for college students to kick the habit, two Pittsburg State University organizations are hoping next week's events give smokers the motivation they need.
The Crowder Jazz Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the McCray Recital Hall at Pittsburg State University. The orchestra is under the direction of Todd Hastings, a member of the PSU Music Department faculty. Alan Hood, a trumpet professor at the University of Denver, will be the guest soloist for the performance.
Because school security is such a timely subject in the region and nationally, the Pittsburg State University College of Technology is opening up a Four-State Technology Conference seminar on crisis prevention and response to professionals in area school districts.
Stand-up comic Kelly Taylor will perform at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the U-Club of the Overman Student Center at Pittsburg State University. Taylor's performance, sponsored by the Student Activities Council, is free.
Graduate student nurses at Pittsburg State University want PSU students to know about the genital human papillomavirus (HPV) and a recently approved vaccine that could prevent the spread of the disease and the cervical cancer that it causes.
Visitors can always find a wide range of books and papers at Pittsburg State University’s Axe Library. On Thursday, they could also find a good number of authors. The library hosted its 29th annual faculty author reception, at which they honored those members of the faculty and staff who had books and papers published over the past year.
Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Watts (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day observance at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial at Pittsburg State University. Watts, who is a native of Seneca, Mo., and is a 1956 PSU graduate, served more than 33 years in the airborne, infantry and armored forces.
Poet David Lee will read from his works at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in 109 Grubbs Hall on the Pittsburg State University campus. Lee is the second writer in the 2006-2007 PSU Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. The reading is free and open to the public.