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Bound for Indonesia

PSU student wins Fulbright to teach English

When Nichole Brown was in high school, she noticed a Pitt State magnet on her counselor’s desk. “I had never heard of Pittsburg State before, so I looked it up on the Internet,” Brown said. That bit of serendipity led Brown to PSU and from there to Kazakhstan and will soon take her to Indonesia. Brown, who will graduate in May with a degree in psychology, recently learned she had been selected to receive a Fulbright Award to teach English in Indonesia.

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The RGB Men

They call themselves the RGB Men for the red, green and blue “morph” suits they wear. They do not speak, but write positive messages on sticky notes that they give to the students, faculty and staff they meet along the way.

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Journalist tells of wrongful convictions

Rob Warden, an award-winning legal affairs journalist and executive director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern University School of Law, began his presentation Friday by telling the 19th century story of the first documented wrongful conviction and the startling turn of events that narrowly kept two innocent men from hanging.

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Darrell Chism

VP of the Black Student Association and competitive hip-hop dancer

Darrell Chism’s dancing skills have come a long way since his “Whoomp There It Is” days. But for that matter, so has he. Chism, 20, a business management major from Kansas City, Mo., is just one of Pittsburg State’s emerging student leaders.

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Katie Aikins


Aikins, of Pittsburg, has served for the past two years as president of PSU’s Students In Free Enterprise chapter, an award-winning international organization that hones students’ business and presentation skills. Each year, the group takes part in regional, and often national, SIFE competitions.

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Y'Cedria Devers

PSU Women's Basketball

For college basketball players like Y'Cedria Devers, saying "yes" to a scholarship offer and committing to a school isn't a decision taken lightly - it can mean months of conversations with coaches and family members, trying to determine which campus and team feel right.

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Mashael Almowallad

Take a stroll across the campus of Pittsburg State University, and it’s easy to develop an appreciation for the diversity of the students, some of whom have traveled thousands of miles from countries across the world just to study here.

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Alysha White

She'd never seriously considered spending her summer in another country, but senior Alysha White became a first-generation international traveler when she listened to the enthusiasm of her business professors and signed up for what has become one of the "best experiences" of her life.

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Olivia Wright


Considering a career in anesthesiology, Olivia Wright did her due diligence as a high school student. Before graduating from Claremore, Okla., she spent time researching biology and pre-medicine programs by speaking with college graduates who had gone through them.

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PSU Homecoming 2011

"Gorilla Strong"

It's Homecoming 2011 at Pittsburg State University, and although this week's events carry on the annual tradition of welcoming alumni home – and creating memories that current students will never forget – organizers have made some changes to the events.

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