Gorilla Connection: In just one week

The campus is alive with academics and activities. Here's a snapshot of what has happened in just one week!

Sept. 15 to Sept. 22

 Hispanics of Today

The student organization Hispanics of Today kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 15 with a celebration for the campus in the picturesque setting of Cleveland Plaza. Their goal as a group is to unite the Hispanic population on campus and assist Latinos in their personal, social, and academic growth. They also want to educate the campus and community about their culture and traditions. Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct. 15.


Students in the School of Construction were up and learning at dawn on Sept. 17 as they attempted to set a world record for the flattest floor. They missed that record by just 1/32 of an inch, but seeing over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment in use and the chance to network with regional companies interested in hiring them was a big win, they said. 

White Coat 

Almost 90 junior nursing students in the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing were honored in a White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 17, meaning they’re done with coursework and are ready to apply what they’ve learned in a clinical setting. Because the ceremony couldn’t be held last year, 83 seniors also were given their white coats. The school also honored RNs who returned to Pitt State to earn their BSN, and those who are in the MSN and DNP programs. 


On Sept. 20, students in Jamie Oliver’s mural class in the Department of Art started a collaborative mural in Porter Hall. Using a Pitt State color scheme, the mural was designed by senior Abby McCoy. She'll graduate in December and says she’s proud to leave something she created behind. Soon, the class will begin a mural in Downtown Pittsburg, where a mural movement has been underway the past few years. 

Company Days 

On Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, hundreds of students in the College of Technology got the chance to meet recruiters from more than 170 companies across the nation. The companies, who spread out with booths on the parking lot of the Kansas Technology Center and inside the KTC, are hungry to hire Pitt State grads for internships and full-time jobs. 

On Sept. 21, their focus was on students in Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, 2-yr Electrical Technology, Environmental and Safety Management, Graphics & Imaging Technologies, and Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology. On Sept. 22, their focus was on students in Automotive Technology, Diesel & Heavy Equipment, Electronics Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Plastics Engineering Technology.