Meet Award-Winning Poet Marcus Wicker Dec. 3-4 at Writers’ Series
Wicker’s work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter and other magazines.
Psychology Student Gains Valuable Insight Volunteering for Rape Crisis Center
Meet Calla Kainaroi, senior psychology major and crisis hotline volunteer for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape.
Professional Engineer Discusses Design of The Tower at PNC Plaza
Jeremy Snyder, P.E., associate principal for BuroHappold Engineering, presented to students and alumni.
History Students Visit Holocaust Memorial Museum, Meet with Survivor
Students heard first-hand stories on the Holocaust from survivor and museum volunteer, Bob Behr.
Dual Degrees in Education and Broadcasting Help Alumna Land Teaching Position
Alumna Alicia Lyons recently landed the position of communications teacher at Belle Vernon High School.
Humanitarian Work Inspires International Student to Pursue Master's in Psychology
Meet Shari Boddin, a native of Sri Lanka and an M.A. in clinical-community psychology graduate student at Point Park.
Botany Class Studies Wetland Conservation, Collaborates with Allegheny Land Trust
Through their lab work on tree growth and wetland vegetation, students taking Botany 205 with Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., are learning about the conservation of floodplain wetlands.
Faculty Profile: Meet Barbara Barrow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of British Literature
Prior to joining Point Park's faculty, Barrow taught, co-taught and served as a teaching assistant for courses in literature, composition, and film at Washington University.
PennDOT Promotes 2013 Civil Engineering Technology Alumna
Meet Brandy Miller, a 2013 civil engineering technology alumna and engineering trainee for PennDOT.
Intelligence Graduate Student Lands Global Security Internship With Mylan, Inc.
M.A. student Natasha Williams talks about Point Park and her global security internship with Mylan, Inc.
Desk Building Event Engages Doctoral Students in Unique Learning Opportunities
The inaugural class of 39 doctoral students spent the day working together to build desks for students at Holy Family Academy.
Graduate Students Present Research on Air Pollutants, Conservation, Public Health
Point Park’s M.S.E.S. program is designed for individuals seeking positions as environmental professionals in industry, regulatory agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Working Mom Propels Career with B.A. in Behavioral Science, M.A. in Org. Leadership
Development Director Melissa Ferraro earned her B.A. in 2011 and M.A. in 2013, both from Point Park.
GAI Consultants Awards Internship to Electrical Engineering Technology Student
Meet Andrew Czopek, a senior electrical engineering technology major interning for GAI Consultants, Inc. this summer.
Navy Veteran and Education Alumnus a Teacher at Central Catholic High School
Meet Justin Morgan, a 2010 Secondary Education English alumnus of Point Park University.
CSI Summer Camp Has High School Students Investigating Careers in the Crime Lab
The camp featured a mixture of lectures, labs and hands-on investigative work in Point Park’s crime scene house.
Professor Selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier's 2014 Men of Excellence
Meet Gregory Rogers, J.D., a professor of criminal justice and intelligence studies at Point Park University.
Faculty Profile: Meet Vincenne Revilla Beltran, Ph.D., Professor of Education
Revilla Beltrán has more than 40 years of experience in a variety of roles. She is a Pennsylvania Licensed Counselor and National Board Certified Coach.
Singapore Educators Meet with Graduate Education Professors
Professors Richard Gutkind and Vincenne Revilla Beltrán hosted educators from Singapore Polytechnic on campus June 26.
Students in Human Nutrition Class Visit Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
During their visit, the students learned about nutritional challenges the organization faces as well as the logistics of distributing food throughout the Western Pennsylvania region.
Secondary Education/English Alumnus is a Teacher at Oakland Catholic High School
Alumnus Jonathan MacDonald talks about why he chose to pursue a career in education and his deciding factors for selecting Point Park.
Criminal Justice and Intelligence Alumna an Investigator for City of Pittsburgh
Barbara Arroyo earned a B.S. in intelligence and national security in 2010 and a M.S. in criminal justice administration in 2011, both from Point Park.
Global Cultural Studies Major Interning for Allegheny County’s Save Your Home Program
Junior global cultural studies student Carlene Morgan talks about her internship with the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development.
Point Park Hosts Black Men Teaching Conference for High School Students
Students learned about the need for more black male teachers and the benefits the teaching profession offers.
Instructor's Teaching Based on Years of Experience Working in Public Health Field
Anthony Gaglierd teaches various courses in the undergraduate natural sciences majors as well as the M.S. in Environmental Studies program.
Education Major Sara Mahmood Named Point Park's Outstanding Graduating Senior
Mahmood earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a dual certification in Pre-K through fourth grade and Pre-K through eighth grade special education.
Justin Karter Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Karter earned an M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2014 and is currently pursuing an M.A. in clinical-community psychology.
Professor to Offer M.A. in Clinical-Community Psychology Demo Class
Robert McInerney, Ph.D., will give a demonstration of a Point Park master’s-level class in clinical-community psychology May 29.
Point Park to Offer Doctorate in Leadership and Administration this Fall
It will be one of most affordable doctoral programs in the Pittsburgh region, with a flat tuition cost of $13,000 per year.
Students From Norwin School District Process Mock Crime Scenes at CSI House
Teacher Paula Giran decided a visit to the University would be a “perfect fit” for enhancing the forensics lessons she was teaching to her fifth and sixth grade students.
Undergrad Students Present Wide Range of Research Topics at 2014 HHS Symposium
The symposium also included a keynote presentation from Don Mitchell, Ph.D., distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University.
Off-Campus Graduate Education Programs Info Sessions May 6, 7 and 8
Sessions are being offered at Canon-McMillan, Franklin Regional and Seneca Valley high schools.
High School Students Explore Abstract Geometry at Annual Math Symposium
The symposium offered students a fun mix of team problem-solving activities along with geometrical exploration in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Meet Mark Wintz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security
His areas of teaching experience include American foreign policy, intelligence case studies and military history.
Professor and Graduate Student Awarded Grant to Study Lichen
Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., and Joshua Daugherty, will be studying the species diversity and distribution of lichens at Pymatuning State Park this summer.
Chaos Topic of Electrical Engineering Technology Professor's Lecture
Gregg Johnson, Ph.D., will present the Finkelhor Lecture on April 16 at 3 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall ballroom.
Scholarship Into Political Action is Focus of Keynote Speaker at HHS Symposium
Don Mitchell, Ph.D., distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University, will be the keynote speaker on April 18.
Writer Charles Blackstone to Visit Point Park on March 25
The public is invited to a free reading at 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
Storytelling & Human Rights Symposium planned for Friday, March 21
Public workshop on free speech features City of Asylum co-founder Henry Reese and other local speakers.
Tuition Discount Offered for Education Paraprofessionals
A 34 percent discount is available for paraprofessionals earning education degrees part-time.
Faculty Profile: Meet Sarah Schulz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Her research interests focus on mental health, medical sociology and gender studies.
Point Park Hosts Fourth-grade Students for Poetry Reading
Students in World Literature II read, sang, danced and co-wrote poetry with 73 fourth-graders from Environmental Charter School.
Award-Winning Author and Poet Leads Point Park Students in Poetry Writing Exercises
McGlynn led students in a series of lyrical poetry writing exercises, challenging them to deepen their writing skills and access the subconscious area of their brains.
Education Majors Teach Junior Achievement Topics to Elementary Students
Point Park’s education students spent a day at Clara Barton Elementary School teaching lessons on entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial literacy and the economics of life.
Faculty Profile: Kirstin Hanley, Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
Hanley’s research focuses on the intersections between proto-feminist literatures and composition studies.
Renowned Forensic Expert Cyril Wecht Visits Point Park to Discuss J.F.K. Assassination
Wecht gave a passionate presentation on his criticism of the Warren Commission's findings regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
CITY Connections Program Receives Grant, Students Serve as Mentors
CITY Connections at Point Park University recently received a $15,000 grant from the Trustees of Massey Charitable Trust to add research and one-on-one mentoring to the program.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Senior Interning for Trinculo’s Attic
Jacob Rumski landed his internship in mechanical engineering with the help of Point Park's Career Development Center.
Education Alumnus is a Business and Math Teacher at Carson Middle School
Daniel Pomposelli is in his fifth year teaching at Carson Middle School, which is part of the North Allegheny School District.
Faculty Profile: Meet Arleen Wheat, Assistant Professor of Special Education
Prior to joining Point Park, Wheat was assistant superintendent of special education and pupil services for North Allegheny School District.
Prague Writers’ Festival Makes its U.S. Debut at Point Park, Features Author E.L. Doctorow
Drawing more than 200 people, the festival’s Friday evening event featured internationally-renowned author E.L. Doctorow, who gave a world premiere reading of his latest novel.
Writers’ Series Welcomes Award-Winning Author and Poet Karyna McGlynn Nov. 19-20
McGlynn is the author of "I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl," winner of the Kathyrn A. Morton Prize from Sarabande Books.
Point Park Hosts National Guard on Campus for Student Information Session
The Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies and Career Development Center recently welcomed representatives from the National Guard on campus to discuss ROTC scholarships.
Confluence Psychology Alliance Student Group Visits Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Undergraduate and graduate psychology students met with PAAR's education and training specialist and toured the facilities.
Environmental Science Professor Presents at 2013 Susquehanna Water Science Forum
Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., recently gave a research presentation on “Conservation Assessment on Fishing Creek in Columbia and Sullivan Counties."
Secondary Education Grad Teaching English at Pittsburgh Taylor Allderdice High School
Meet Kayla Holjencin, a ninth grade English teacher and 2009 Point Park alumna.
Education Alumna Strives to Instill a Love for Mathematics in Her Students
Meet 2012 secondary education alumna Phylicia Joy, a math teacher at Crestview High School in Ohio.
History and Dance Grad Spends Five Months in Israel Dancing and Studying Culture
Meet Nicole Jones, a 2013 Point Park graduate who earned bachelor's degrees in dance and history.
English Teacher Returns to Point Park to Pursue Goal of Becoming a Principal
Meet alumna Alexa Tokarski, an English teacher at Perry High School and current educational administration graduate student at Point Park.
Psychology Senior Spends Summer Semester at Sea Studying and Visiting 10 Countries
Meet Angelica Audia, a psychology student at Point Park who talks about her study abroad experience.
Master of Science in Environmental Studies Program Growing at Point Park
Students recently presented their research at the Fourth Annual MSES Graduate Seminar.
Global Cultural Studies Program to Host Documentary Film Series This Fall
Screenings of the films "The Take," "Fast Food Nation" and "Cultures of Resistance" will be shown on Sept. 23, Oct. 16 and Nov. 11, respectively.
2013 Biotechnology Grad Lands Position at Specialty Chemical Company
Meet Leroy Headen, a 2013 biotechnology alumnus of Point Park and a chemical laboratory technician for Ashland Chemical.
Psychology Grad Excels as an Occupational Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Blogger
Melissa Bender earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Point Park in 2007.
2013 Global Cultural Studies and Journalism Alumna Lands Job at Observer-Reporter
Alumna Emily Petsko recently landed a job as a staff writer at the Washington Observer-Reporter newspaper.
Meet Robert Novia, Psychology Student and Intern at Allegheny General Hospital
Novia is a neuropsychology intern for AGH's psychiatry department.
Electrical Engineering Technology Student Interns for Bayer Corporation
Meet William Schuk, a junior electrical engineering technology student from San Jose, Calif.
Global Studies Student Interns at Downtown Community Development Corporation
Meet Sara Payne, a junior double majoring in journalism and global cultural studies.
English Program Director Elected President of Rotary Club of Pittsburgh
P.K. Weston, Ed.D., is only the fourth woman to be elected president in the organization's 101-year history.
Students Explore True Forensic Science Work at High School CSI Camp
Led by Edward Strimlan, M.D., the three-day camp includes a variety of hands-on lab and mock crime scene work in the areas of hair, fiber, blood splatter and finger print analysis.
Elementary Education Students Study Abroad at the University of London
Thirteen Point Park students majoring in Pre-K through fourth grade recently spent two weeks studying abroad in London.
Point Park Graduate Education Programs Offered at Suburban Pittsburgh Locations
This fall, the graduate education department is offering its master's degree in curriculum and instruction and K-12 principal certificate through off-campus cohort programs.
Criminal Justice and M.A. Organizational Leadership Alumna Working in Arizona
Meet Taneka Davis, an adult probation officer for The Judicial Branch of Arizona - Maricopa County.
Point Park Education Instructor Named 2013 Middle School Principal of the Year
Eric W. Stennett, Ph.D., received this honor from the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals and will compete for the national title later this year.
Education Student Working at Western PA School for the Deaf
Meet Angel Mahnick, an instructional studies major and teacher's aide who will be graduating in December 2013.
Professors to Offer Free Master’s Degree Level Clinical Psychology Classes
Associate Professors Robert McInerney, Ph.D. and Brent Robbins, Ph.D. will give free master’s degree level psychology classes on June 27 and July 25.
Psychology Major Named Outstanding Arts and Sciences Senior and Student Leader
Meet Karly Shorts, a 2013 psychology alumna of Point Park.
Engineering Technology Students Build Camera Dolly for Photography Department
Photography students will have the opportunity to practice their skills on a new time-lapse camera dolly built by their own Point Park classmates.
Recent Biological Sciences Grad Discusses Her Research on Tree Cores
Meet Ingrid Reiland, a 2013 Point Park alumna who earned a B.S. in biological sciences with a concentration in environmental science.
Meet Robert Ross, Assistant Professor of Global Cultural Studies
Ross is a geographer whose teaching and research interests center on the geographies of capitalism. His areas of specialty include the Middle East and North America.
Graduate Education Student Selected for Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
Meet Michelina Pollini, a programming assistant for the Pittsburgh Children's Theater earning her master's degree in secondary education at Point Park.
Professors to Research Early English Drama and Victorian Literature
Robert Alexander, Ph.D. and Megan Ward, Ph.D., are part of teams awarded grants for further study in the areas of Early English Drama and Victorian literature.
Science Majors Participate in Tree Planting Event on Sycamore Island
A group of Point Park students recently helped plant 300 trees and shrubs on Sycamore Island, located just outside of Pittsburgh on the Allegheny River.
Recent Alumna Interning for Global Music Foundation in California
Meet Robyn Roux, a 2012 global cultural studies alumna.
HHS Symposium Features Historian on Witch Hunting and Students' Research Work
Approximately 90 students, faculty and guests were part of Point Park University’s Fourth Annual Humanities and Human Sciences Symposium held on campus April 19.
Education Alumnus a Science Teacher for Dilworth Elementary in Pittsburgh
Meet Clifford Perkins, a science teacher for Dilworth Elementary in Pittsburgh and a 2009 Point Park elementary education alumnus.
Master Classes Connect Students to Nationally Recognized Writers
Students had the opportunity to enhance their creative writing skills through master classes taught by award-winning poet Eduardo Corral and playwright/fiction writer Ivan Rodden.
Steel Valley School District Honors Education Majors for Tutoring Students
Point Park undergraduate education students spent the semester tutoring 24 fourth grade students at Barrett Elementary School.
Professor to Give History on the Rise and Fall of 1890 Baseball Players' League
On April 18, Robert Ross, Ph.D., assistant professor of global cultural studies, will give this year's Leonard Finkelhor Lecture.
English Program Gave Alumna a Solid Foundation for Law School
Meet Elizabeth (Bliss) Soucek, a 2007 alumna of Point Park's English program.
Point Park Hosts Career Event with Government and Law Enforcement Agencies
A variety of government and law enforcement agencies recently spent the day on campus for a career event hosted by the Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies and the Career Development Center.
Graduate Education Department Welcomes Educators from Central and South America
Professors Vincenne Revilla-Beltran, Ph.D., and Richard Gutkind, Ph.D., recently presented to a group of educators from Central and South America.
Historian Laura Stokes Headlining Humanities and Human Sciences Symposium
Stanford University historian Laura Stokes, Ph.D., is the featured speaker at this year's HHS Symposium on April 19.
Professors Present on Hermeneutics of Love at Psychology Conference
Robert McInerney, Ph.D. and Brent Robbins, Ph.D. presented on the hermeneutics of love at the American Psychology Association’s Division 32 Annual Conference.
CDC Publishes Paper by NSET Instructors on Efficacy of Respirators with Surgical Masks
Edward Sinkule and Jeffrey Powell's paper was featured as a "Top 10 Article of the Week" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Forensic Science Majors Process Crime Scenes Designed by Theatre Students
Forensic science students had the unique opportunity to process a mock crime scene developed by their own peers, technical theatre/design students at Point Park.
Playwright/Fiction Writer Ivan Rodden to Present at Writers' Series Event on April 1
From 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom, the public is invited at no charge to hear Rodden read from a selection of his works.
Law Enforcement Career Day to be Held at Point Park on March 27
Students will have the opportunity to network with recruiters and law enforcement professionals working in a variety of fields.
Tuition Discounts for Master's and Certificate Graduate Programs in Education
Current and incoming students taking graduate education courses toward a master's degree or certificate will receive a tuition discount, beginning in fall semester 2013.
Award-Winning Poet to Speak at Point Park’s Writers’ Series
The School of Arts and Sciences welcomes award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral as part of its continuing Writers’ Series events.
Biotechnology Transfer Student Taking Classes While Working Full Time in Research
Meet Erin Faight, a biotechnology capstone student and research assistant at the Lupus Center of Excellence.
Meet Kenny Casado, Engineering Management Alumna and Customer Operations Engineer
Casado earned a Master of Science degree in engineering management from Point Park in 2010.
Confluence Psychology Alliance Student Group Hosts Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
The Confluence Psychology Alliance student group hosted its Annual Undergraduate Research Conference featuring research presentations by students and a keynote speech from Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D.
Student Profile: Audrey Eisentrout, Double Majoring in Premed and Biological Sciences
Eisentrout is from Cumberland, Md., and plans to graduate in May 2015.
Point Park Education Majors Take Elementary Students on Pittsburgh Field Trips
Point Park education majors taking the “Methods of Teaching Social Science” course taught by Christal Chaney, Ph.D., have been working directly with elementary students from the Three Hierarchs Eastern Orthodox School in Pittsburgh.
Meet Alumna Elisabeth Jensen, Third Grade Teacher
Elisabeth Jensen earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Point Park and now works as a third grade teacher at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Meet Alumna Jasmin Hain, fourth grade teacher
Jasmin Hain earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Point Park and is now a fourth grade teacher at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Meet Alumna Kelly Cortazzo, Kindergarten teacher
Kelly Cortazzo earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Point Park and is a kindergarten teacher at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Three Point Park Education Alums Land Teaching Positions at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Education graduates Kelly Cortazzo, Jasmin Hain, and Elizabeth Jensen graduated from Point Park within the past year and all landed teaching jobs at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Best-Selling Author Addresses Poverty Issues at Global Cultural Studies Event
More than 200 people packed into the George Rowland White Theatre to hear political activist and best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich, Ph.D., speak at the Fifth Annual “An Evening With…” Global Cultural Studies Speakers’ Series.
Engineering Management Student Interning for Innovative 3D Tech Company
Fenil Patel is currently interning for Allpoint Systems while pursuing a Master of Science degree in engineering management.
Point Park Hosts Inaugural Mathematics Symposium for High School Students
Making math fun for everyone was the focus of Point Park University’s inaugural Mathematics Symposium held on Nov. 2.
Students Taking "Personality Theory" Course to Host Psychology Workshops on Campus Nov. 14 and 15
The Point Park community and general public are invited to participate in a series of psychology workshops led by students on Nov. 14 and 15.
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Student Interns for Lechtzer
Meet Ryan Alm, a mechanical engineering technology and electrical engineering technology double major interning for Lechtzer, Inc.
Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies Chair Named President of Local Black Law Enforcement Group
Gregory Rogers, J.D., was recognized at NOBLE’s 12th Annual William H. Moore Awards and Scholarship Banquet held at Point Park on Oct. 27.
Botany Shadowing Assignment Connects Students to Environmental Experts
Students taking the botany course recently stepped out of the classroom and “into the field” for their shadowing assignments.
Activist and Author Barbara Ehrenreich Headlines Global Cultural Studies Speakers' Series
Barbara Ehrenreich will be the featured speaker at the global cultural studies public speakers' series event on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Alum Lands His Dream Job Right After Graduation
Meet Alan Young, a pipeline integrity engineer and 2012 mechanical engineering technology alumnus of Point Park University.
History Professor Authors Article Published in French Journal
Jehnie Reis, Ph.D., recently authored the article "Debating Indochinese Identity: French Idealism and Interwar Protest at the Cité Universitaire"
Global Cultural Studies Major Traveled to Nepal as Part of Independent Study
Emily Petsko, a senior double majoring in global cultural studies and journalism, traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal over the summer as part of an independent study.
Master's Degree in Environmental Studies Puts Alumna a Step Ahead
Meet Michelle Wunderley, a 2012 Master of Science in environmental studies graduate.
Faculty Profile: Gregg Johnson, Electrical Engineering Technology
Gregg Johnson, Ph.D., was recently appointed associate professor of electrical engineering technology for the Department of Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology.
Point Park to Offer Master’s Degree in Clinical-Community Psychology
The School of Arts and Sciences will be offering a 36-credit Master of Arts degree in clinical-community psychology beginning in the Fall of 2013.
Point Park to Host Mathematics Symposium on Nov. 2
Teachers throughout Western Pennsylvania can each nominate up to four high school students who show an interest in mathematics and/or mathematics education to attend.
Alumna Discusses Why She Chose Point Park for Bachelor's and Master's in Education
Meet Michelle Graham, a third grade ELA teacher and clinical resident instructor at Pittsburgh King K-8.
Graduate Students Present Environmental Research at Third Annual Seminar
Students at the Third Annual Graduate Student Seminar for the M.S. in environmental studies program presented extensive research on a variety of topics.
Education Major Works as a Camp Counselor for the Summer
Meet Elizabeth Cole, an education major who will be entering her junior year this fall.
High School Students Describe Point Park's CSI Summer Camp As Challenging and Fun
From a blood spatter analysis to crime scene lab work, Point Park University’s CSI Summer Camp was packed with excitement and hands-on learning about the forensic science field.
Internship gives student an opportunity to prepare for career in engineering
Meet Greg Harbison, a student double majoring in electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology and interning this summer at CDMG.
Degrees Help Alumnus Succeed in Engineering Career
Arthur Chileshe earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology in 2007 and a Master of Science in engineering management in 2010.
English/Creative Writing Student Working as a Copywriting Intern for the Post-Gazette
Jesse Padjune discusses her internship at the Post-Gazette and her experiences so far in the English/creative writing program.
Forensic Science Major Interning at Medical Examiner's Office
Meet Matthew Coleman, a forensic science major interning at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office this summer.
Graduate Credits Criminal Justice Professors for Academic Success
Meet Amanda Heinbaugh, a 2012 academic excellence award recipient and criminal justice alumna of Point Park.
Professor Lorelei Stein Elected to Family Services of Western PA's Board of Trustees
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania announced this month that Professor Lorelei Stein, Ph.D., has been elected to the organization’s Board of Trustees. She will serve a three-year term.
Recent Graduate Lands Position Within National Intelligence Community
Meet Jeffrey Gurski, a 2012 intelligence and national security alumnus of Point Park University.
Civil Engineering Technology Club at Point Park Places Second in Concrete Horseshoe Competition
The civil engineering technology club at Point Park University had an impressive second place finish at the 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers Ohio Valley Student Conference's horseshoe competition.
Master's Degree in Secondary Education Paves Alum’s Path to Teaching High School Science
Chris Colonna earned his M.Ed. degree in secondary education in 2011 from Point Park.
Green Teacher Magazine Publishes Article by Professor of Environmental Science
The spring 2012 issue of Green Teacher magazine featured an article by Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., titled “The Power of Cladistics.”
Faculty Profile: Meet Megan Ward, Assistant Professor of English
Assistant Professor Megan Ward, Ph.D., studied English at Lawrence University, the University of Oxford, and Rutgers University. Her research interests include the history of the novel and the Victorian period.
School of Arts and Sciences students land various summer internships and jobs related to their majors
Point Park students are frequently connected to internships and career opportunities through recommendations from faculty, staff, and the Career Development Center.
Political Science Major Receives Point Park's Alumni Association President’s Award
Anthony Costulas, a 2012 political science alum, discusses how Point Park has shaped him and his future career plans.
Forensic Science Club Hosts Murder Mystery Dinner For Students and Faculty
Point Park forensic science students recently put their crime-solving skills to work at a Murder Mystery Dinner
hosted by the Forensic Science Club.
Student Majoring in Global Cultural Studies and Print Journalism Wins Scholarship for Aspiring Journalists
Emily Petsko, a senior double majoring in global cultural studies and print journalism, is the 2012 winner of the Bob Fryer Scholarship from The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.
Third Annual Humanities Symposium Featured a Wide Variety of Original Student Research
Point Park students presented original research posters, readings, and panel sessions on a wide range of topics at the Third Annual Undergraduate Humanities Symposium held April 20.
National Psychology Conference Allows Students to Showcase Their Original Research and Meet Scholars
Approximately 200 professionals, scholars, and faculty came to Point Park University for the Fifth Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology.
Meet Robert Alexander, Professor of English and Director of the University’s Writing Program
Robert Alexander, Ph.D., professor of English and director of the University’s writing program, has been teaching at Point Park for 40 years.
Spotlight on Africa film series begins this week
An April 17 screening of the documentary 'God Grew Tired of Us' and celebration of Point Park graduate student Panther Bior begin the University's Spotlight on Africa series.
Global Cultural Studies Professors Present at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
J. Dwight Hines, Ph.D., discussed class-cultural implications surrounding the reintroduction of the North American grey wolf and Robert Ross, Ph.D., examined how urban development in the U.S. affects warfare in the Middle East.
Students to Present Original Research and Hear from Published Poets at Annual Humanities Symposium
The University’s Third Annual Undergraduate Humanities Symposium will be held on April 20.
Faculty, Biology Students' Study is Published in Journal of the PA Academy of Science
The published piece is titled "A Study of Epiphytic Lichen Communities in Urban and Rural Environments in Southwestern Pennsylvania."
Global Cultural Studies Senior Plans to Teach Abroad After Graduation
Meet Holly Kuhl, a global cultural studies student graduating this May.
Alumna Says Global Cultural Studies Degree Equipped Her for Life
Meet Julia Franzen, a 2011 global cultural studies alumna and logistics coordinator for the organization Back to the Roots.
Assistant Professor Megan Ward Will Connect Victorian Novels with Artificial Intelligence
Ward's presentation “The Finkelhor Lecture “Realism and Robots: The Victorian Novel and Cybernetics” will be held on Wed. April 4 at 3 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
Psychology Professors' New Book Critiques the Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Children
Sharna Olfman, Ph.D. and Brent Dean Robbins, Ph.D., recently authored a book titled “Drugging Our Children: How Profiteers are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest and What We Can Do to Stop It."
Graduate Education Department to Offer New Technology Courses This Summer for Teachers
The graduate education department at Point Park is offering two new courses this summer for teachers who want to gain knowledge and skills in online teaching.
Point Park Writers' Series welcomes Sandra Beasley March 27
Award-winning poet and nonfiction writer Sandra Beasley will read from a selection of her works at the next Point Park Writers' Series event, March 27 at 7 p.m.
Society for Humanistic Psychology holds national conference at Point Park University March 29-April 1
Point Park University will host the National Society of Humanistic Psychology's fifth annual conference March 29-April 1. Brent Dean Robbins, Ph.D., and Robert McInerney, Ph.D., are conference co-chairs.
Alumni Profile: Daniel Meinert, Criminal Justice Administration Graduate and Securities Investigator
Meet alum Daniel Meinert, securities investigator for the Pennsylvania Securities Commission, Division of Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance.
Internship Leads to Position at Westinghouse for Veteran and Electrical Engineering Technology Alum
Meet Vasilii Savtchouk, a 2011 electrical engineering technology alumnus.
Alumna Returns to Point Park to Share Expertise in Social Services Field
Meet Marcia Sturdivant, Ph.D., deputy director for the Office of Children, Youth and Families and adjunct assistant professor at Point Park.
Professor Channa Newman to Give March 13 Lecture on "The Genealogy of the Honors Movement"
Newman is a professor of French and global cultural studies at Point Park University.
Capstone Course Helps Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Land Position as a College Instructor
Meet Preeti Juneja, a 2010 curriculum and instruction alumna of Point Park University.
Confluence Psychology Alliance to Host "Secret Agent L" on Feb. 24
Secret Agent L, whose real name is Laura Miller, goes all over Pittsburgh leaving “little acts of kindness and day-brightening for an unsuspecting person to find.”
Point Park's Crime Scene House Featured in Pittsburgh Magazine
Ed Strimlan and his use of a crime scene investigation house in the classroom are featured in the February edition of Pittsburgh Magazine.
Assistant Professor Dwight Hines to Discuss the Anthropology of Modernity on Feb. 7
Global Cultural Studies Assistant Professor Dwight Hines, Ph.D., will give a lecture on “The Anthropology of Modernity: The Colonization of Culture and the Culture of Colonization."
Alum implements curriculum and instruction expertise at Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Meet Paul Cindric, a 2006 alum of Point Park's curriculum and instruction graduate program.
Biological Sciences Major Interns at National Aviary in Pittsburgh's Northside
Point Park biological sciences major Maria Fusco landed an internship with the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
Alumni Profile: Nicole Perry, Civil Engineer Supervisor for PennDOT
Civil engineering technology alumna Nicole Perry is a civil engineer supervisor for PennDOT.
A Christmas Story of the Detective with the Golden Voice
A Christmas story about Point Park alum, Ricky Manning,
the detective with the golden voice
Intelligence and National Security Majors Host Spies in Black Ties event
More than 80 students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests recently attended Point Park’s fifth annual Spies in Black Ties event hosted by intelligence and national security majors in the Society for Intelligence and National Security student group.
Professor co-authors letter about America’s mental health manual
Associate Professor Brent Robbins, Ph.D., co-authored a national letter by the Society for Humanistic Psychology that has brought thousands into the public debate about revisions to the “bible” of American psychiatry.
Educational Administration Alumnus Appointed a Principal for Pittsburgh Public Schools
Meet Adam Sikorski, an educational administration alumnus and principal for Pittsburgh Colfax K-8.
Funeral Service Major Interns at Medical Examiner’s Office
Lin Webb is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in funeral service from Point Park University.
Global Environmentalist Gives Inspiring Lecture at Point Park
Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., traveled from India to Pittsburgh to speak at Point Park University about the importance of biodiversity, organic farming, farmers’ rights and the de-privatization of water.
Global Cultural Studies Launches Lecture Series
The lectures will take place on Nov. 8, Feb. 14 and March 13 at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium.
Renowned Environmentalist to Speak at Point Park on Nov. 2
Point Park University's Department of Humanities and Human Sciences presents an evening with Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., on Nov. 2.
Faculty Profile: Step Back in Time with Historian Jehnie Reis
Visiting Assistant Professor Jehnie Reis, Ph.D., joins Point Park full time, teaching history in the Department of Humanities and Human Sciences.
Psychology Alum is Program Director at Western Psych
Meet Nick Williams, Ph.D., Point Park psychology alumnus and program director at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
Faculty Profile: Janice Glunk, Student Teaching Supervisor
Prior to joining Point Park as a full-time faculty member, Janice Glunk, Ed.D., assistant professor of education and field supervisor of student teaching, was the superintendent for Steel Valley School District.
Meet Assistant Professor Matthew Pascal, Mathematics
Assistant Professor Matthew Pascal, Ph.D., comes to Point Park after teaching mathematics at various universities including West Virginia University, Towson University and American University.
Global Cultural Studies Program Screens Movie Oct. 18
Point Park University presents a screening of the film Dirt for students and the public on Tues., Oct. 18, 2011 as part of the Global Cultural Studies Human and Environmental Health Film Series.
Award-Winning Author to Present Reading on Oct. 24
The Point Park Writers’ Series welcomes author David McGlynn to campus on Oct. 24 for a reading. The public is welcome to the free event, which begins at 8 p.m.
New Professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Bringing with her an impressive blend of academic and corporate experience in engineering, Associate Professor Kathleen Puskar, Ph.D., returned to Pittsburgh to teach mechanical engineering technology at Point Park University.
Interest in Engineering Prompts Pursuit of Degrees
Meet Chas Ainsworth, a civil engineering technology and engineering management alumnus.
Professors Interviewed About Preventing Terrorist Attacks
Point Park criminal justice and intelligence studies professors Gregory Rogers and Michael Finnegan were quoted in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article on terrorism.
Alumni Profile: Eric Probola, Global Cultural Studies
Alumnus Eric Probola talks about his experiences at Point Park and his current job working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
Faculty Profile: J. Kaye Cupples, Special Education
In an interview, J. Kaye Cupples, Ph.D., talked about his extensive background in the special education field as well as the offerings Point Park's special education program has for students.
Meet Alum Graham Ferry, Civil Engineering Project Manager
Alumnus Graham Ferry works for L.R. Kimball, an architecture, civil and environmental engineering and communication technology services firm.
Class Project Leads to Job for Mechanical Engineering Technology Student
Meet Robert Fausnaught, automation engineer for Eaton Corp.
Criminal Justice Alum Works as Director at Gateway Rehab
Chris Ingram earned both a bachelor's and master's degree from Point Park University.
Open House to Highlight Graduate Programs in the School of Arts and Sciences
On June 29, individuals can learn about the various graduate programs offered through Point Park's School of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Charles Fox to Present Workshop at Wichita State University
Charles Fox, O.D., Ph.D., Point Park professor of psychology, will present on "Vision Care for the Primary Care Provider" to the Wichita State University School of Nursing on July 6, 2011.
Biological Sciences Alum to Pursue Dental School
Franco Sebastiani plans to become an oral surgeon and perform cleft lip and palate surgeries in third world countries.
Student Excels in Point Park's Electrical Engineering Technology Program
Melissa Englert is pursuing her dream to be an engineer.
Students Enhance Resumes Planning For Project Children LEAD Conference
More than 15 undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors planned and assisted with Point Park’s Project Children LEAD (Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity) sixth annual conference for educators and administrators.
Presentations and Papers from Humanities and Human Sciences Faculty and Students
Point Park’s Psychology Program Prepares Alumna for Graduate School
Veronika Panagiotou credits the psychology program at Point Park—and the qualitative research methods she learned—for giving her an edge entering graduate school.
Alumna Rachael Otieno Helps Launch Non-Profit in Kenya
Alumna Rachael Otieno, who earned two master’s degrees at Point Park, attributes the knowledge and skills she gained in both programs with helping her to launch a non-profit organization in her home country of Kenya.
Point Park Assistant Professor and AP Reporter Discuss Tracking a Terrorist
Point Park University students and faculty had the unique opportunity to hear a former FBI agent and Associated Press reporter discuss how they worked together to track down a terrorist.
Point Park Presents Online Instruction Conference on May 20 for Educators
Point Park University presents the sixth annual Project Children L.E.A.D. conference for educators and administrators on Friday, May 20, 2011.
CSI Expert Edward Strimlan Appointed Coordinator of Forensic Science Program
In an interview, CSI Expert Edward Strimlan discusses his appointment to full-time visiting professor at Point Park.
Intelligence and National Security Faculty Member Speaks at Press Club
On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, Point Park University Assistant Professor Michael Finnegan, a former FBI agent, joins with Associated Press investigative reporter Adam Goldman to discuss how the federal intelligence community interacts with the media in reporting on terrorists and terrorism.
Point Park to Host CSI Summer Camp for High School Students
Point Park will host a CSI summer camp for high school students from July 19-21, 2011.
Matthew R. Opdyke to discuss his research on the lichen community
Assistant Professor Matthew R. Opdyke, Ph.D., will discuss his recent research on the lichen community in southwestern PA.
Creative writing workshops allow students to hone their craft
Point Park's creative writing program gives students opportunities to develop their literary voices in poetry, fiction and non-fiction, utilizing a workshop format for many classes.
Dual certification option now available for education undergrads
A dual certification option is now available for undergrads to meet Pennsylvania’s teaching certification requirements that take effect in 2013.
Engineering Alumnus Discusses His Experiences at Point Park
John Frydrych is a Civil Engineering Consultant and Eastern Regional Manager for R.A. Smith National, Inc.
Engineering Alum Uses Education to Help Ensure Transit Safety
As a product safety engineer for Ansaldo STS, Joseph Reutzel analyzes designs of control systems used to operate light duty mass transit and heavy duty rail systems all across the country and around the world. Reutzel is a 2005 graduate of Point Park’s electrical engineering technology program.
Psychology Students, Professor Co-Author Research Paper
Three Point Park undergraduate students never dreamed when they did a group project as freshmen that it would lead to a research paper co-authored with their professor -- and will be published in a national peer-reviewed journal.
School of Arts and Sciences Welcomes Dean Charles Fox
Charles Fox, O.D., Ph.D., new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, talks about high school in a New York City ghetto, where he began the uncommon path of his 33-year career.
First Students Graduate with M.S. in Environmental Studies
This August and December, the first class of students is graduating from Point Park’s new master of science in environmental studies program, which began at the University in August of 2009.
Biology Grad Sets Sights on Becoming a Doctor
Michelle Guaragno graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology in May 2010 and will begin graduate studies toward her goal of becoming a doctor.
Alumni Profile: Anthony Sanchez, Attorney
Behavioral science alum Anthony Sanchez discusses his experience at Point Park.
Crime scene investigation house added to unique training center
The crime scene house is the final piece of Point Park's National Security Training Center.
Prof. Opdyke, Students Research Lichen as Indicator of Air Quality
After receiving a research grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in June 2009, Opdyke has been studying lichen -- a composite organism consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus with a photosynthetic partner such as algae.
Conference explores teaching diversity via interactive learning
Point Park hosts 5th annual multicultural gathering
Senior project leads to jobs for engineering technology grads
Electrical engineering technology graduates Charles Frederick, left, and Eric Carper are working for Eaton Corp. after doing their senior design project with the company.
Students present original projects at humanities symposium
A number of Point Park University students prepared, presented and discussed original research projects for the University’s first Undergraduate Humanities Symposium, held April 23 on campus.
Point Park started alum on path to career in academics
Amanda Lynch Morris believes Point Park’s professors paved the way for her academic career to progress from the bachelor’s degree in English she earned here to the Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric she’s pursuing at Auburn University.
Excellence in both academics, athletics sets Roddy apart
As a star high school athlete, Rachel Roddy was taking part in an all-star volleyball match her senior year when one of the referees approached, introducing himself as Point Park coach Mike Bruno.
Alumni Profile: Gary Smith, high school English teacher
Education alumnus Gary Smith is an English teacher and department chair at South Fayette High School.
Father's sacrifice inspires student to anti-terrorism career
J’Nelle Lake's father's death inspired her to dedicate her life to preventing terrorism.
Global Cultural Studies program expands horizon for students
The Global Cultural Studies programs at Point Park connect students with the cultures of the world.
Education major learns life lessons volunteering in Kenya
Michael Suppa teaches girls orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS.
Nader gives speech at Point Park
Speaking to a packed house at Point Park University, Ralph Nader, consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, emphasized the importance of being an engaged citizen, telling students that individuals can make a difference on important public policy issues.