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Apple Day

Event information

March 02, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Presented By: Student Government Association

Location: Overman Student Center

Event details

Pittsburg State's oldest tradition, Apple Day, is Monday!


10 a.m. to 1 p.m.— Faculty Senate members will hand out apples on the Oval. They’re donated by Marrone’s Food Service in Pittsburg, a longtime supporter of PSU whose vice president, Ron Marrone, is an alumnus.

11 a.m.— The Apple Day Apple Dessert Contest, to be judged by celebrities that include news media, the 2018 Apple Day Award Winners, and the 2018 Homecoming Queen and King, and Student Government Association delegates will be held in the Gorilla Crossroads in the Overman Student Center. It’s become highly competitive in recent years, with students, staff, and faculty vying for bragging rights and prizes that include the coveted Apple Day aprons.

2 p.m.— A public reception will be held at 2 p.m. at the Wilkinson Alumni Center to honor the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award.

3 p.m.— The Apple Day Ceremony will be held in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center and will include recognition of two Good Apple Award winners who are returning to campus to also serve as keynote speakers. Additionally, the following awards will be presented: the Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Faculty Awards, Voya Outstanding Employee Recognition, and the Golden Gorilla Awards.

Recipients of the Professors Beyond the Classroom Grant will be introduced, and the winners of a scholarship giveaway and apple dessert contest will be announced, followed by the ringing of the Centennial Bell Tower by award winners.

The ceremony is open to the public. 

Contact information

Taylor Panczer