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5/22/2015 K-12 Principal Certification Grad is Assistant Principal at Woodland Hills High School
Meet Patrick Scott, a 2012 K-12 principal certification alumnus and assistant high school principal for Woodland Hills.
5/21/2015 Spring 2015 issue of The Point magazine now online
This edition features plans for the new Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Point Park rugby club, a Q&A with psychology professor Sharna Olfman and more. Enjoy!
5/18/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ali Chain, Dance Major
Learn what Senior Dance major Ali Chain loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/14/2015 Point Park students give back to Pittsburgh with day of volunteer work
More than 150 students volunteered their time for the fifth annual Pioneer Community Day.
5/13/2015 Point Park to Meet Growing Demand for Health Care Managers With Fully Online M.S. Degree
This health care management program is one of the first of its kind to be offered in the Pittsburgh region this fall.
5/12/2015 Social media post helps 2013 Alumna Shay Myrick land job at Conde Nast in New York City
Public relations and advertising alumna is an advertising coordinator at Conde Nast.
5/11/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Molly Burns, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major
Learn what Senior Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management major Molly Burns loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/11/2015 2015 HHS Symposium Featured Open Mic Reading, Variety of Research Posters and Presentations
Undergraduate students from various majors came together to present at the Sixth Annual Humanities and Human Sciences Symposium April 24.
5/11/2015 Professor and Students Attend Honors Conference
Helen Fallon and students planned and presented at the Northeast Regional Conference.
5/8/2015 AIU Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Point Park during Spring Apprenticeship
During the spring semester, students created posters and videos for the Give Wishes Wings campaign and toured Brunner.
5/8/2015 M.B.A. Alumna, UPMC Supply Chain Analyst Recognized as 2015 Outstanding Grad Student
Meet Lauren Schmitt, a supply chain analyst for UPMC and Point Park's 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student.
5/7/2015 Graduates celebrate accomplishments at Point Park's 55th Annual Commencement
"This is the Super Bowl of your university career, and you’ve already won. Congratulations!" commencement speaker Charlie Batch told the new graduates.
5/7/2015 Intelligence and National Security Graduate is Point Park’s 2015 Outstanding Student Leader
Meet Andrew LeDonne, a recent intelligence and national security alumnus and the 2015 recipient of Point Park's Outstanding Student Leader award.
5/7/2015 SAEM Major Taylor Self Named Point Park’s 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Taylor Self, from Mount Croghan, S.C., is 2015 recipient of the Point Park Alumni Association Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.
5/6/2015 Students' Contributions Honored at Outstanding Student Awards
The event was a celebration of student accomplishments and a bittersweet farewell to the class of 2015.
5/5/2015 Dance Major Performs at Cuba International Dance Competition and Workshop
Sasha Alvarez discusses her experience performing in Cuba and what it's like to be a student at Point Park University.
5/5/2015 Schneider Downs Panelists Discuss Accounting Career Paths with Students
The Student Accounting Association, Alumni Relations and the School of Business recently hosted a networking panel event on campus.
5/5/2015 Student Emily Brak Awarded Women's Press Club Scholarship
"Receiving this award is such an honor. It is amazing to think that I have received an award from an organization that has been around since 1891," said Brak.
5/5/2015 Women in Film and Media Awards Scholarships to Mina Hoffman and Hannah Snyder
After a review by a scholarship committee, Hoffman was selected to receive the Point Park University scholarship ($2,500) and Snyder was selected to receive the Amy Lamb scholarship ($1,000).
5/4/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alex McCanna, Public Relations and Advertising and Broadcasting Double Major
Learn what Sophomore Public Relations and Advertising and Broadcasting double major Alex McCanna loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/4/2015 SAEM Alumna, West Africa Native is a Manager for Marriott International in Chicago
Meet Louise Diallo, a 2009 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna and native of Guinea, West Africa.
5/1/2015 Point Park Celebrates Academic Excellence at 2015 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Photos and reflections from Point Park's Hooding and Degree Conferral ceremony at the Wyndham Grand Hotel.
5/1/2015 Point Park inducts 30 students into honor society
Nominated junior and senior students are selected based on their grade point averages.
4/30/2015 Alumni and student win top prizes at NFFTY
Three short films won audience awards in their categories.
4/29/2015 Bachelor’s Degree from Point Park Helps Alumna Advance Her Engineering Career
Meet Michelle Choo Loeffler, a senior project engineer for Intertek and a 2008 electrical engineering technology alumna.
4/29/2015 Faculty Profile: Robert Meyers, Graphic Design
Meyers earned a B.F.A. in graphic design from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Kent State University.
4/29/2015 International M.B.A. Alumna Promoted to Senior Staff Accountant at Gatesman+Dave
Meet Anna Volkova, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna from Sochi, Russia.
4/27/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Michelle Iglesias, Acting Major
Learn what Sophomore Acting major Michelle Iglesias loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/27/2015 High School Students Explore Probability in Pittsburgh at Point Park's Math Symposium
Twenty-eight students from local high schools engaged in fun, hands-on activities focusing on probability and statistics at the University’s Annual Mathematics Symposium April 10.
4/27/2015 M.A. in Communication Technology adds social media and applied practices concentrations
Create and implement a social media campaign for a real-world client. Explore the role and impact of technology in society. Develop skills to advance your career.
4/27/2015 Pioneer Records Hosts CD Release Party for Student Artist Hannah Jenkins
The first artist featured on Point Park SAEM program's new record label performed live in Village Park April 17.
4/27/2015 Sree Sreenivasan joins Pittsburgh social media leaders to discuss future of digital innovation
Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art gave the keynote presentation, followed by a panel discussion featuring social media leaders in Pittsburgh.
4/24/2015 High School Students Invited to Point Park for 2015 Summer Programs
Check out programs in animation, accounting, forensic science, multimedia and more.
4/24/2015 High School Students Taking SAEM 101 Class Raise Over $43k for Pediatric Cancer Research
The SAEM program offers high school seniors with the opportunity to earn three college credits toward an undergraduate degree at Point Park.
4/24/2015 Resident students tackle tricky questions in The Roommate Game competition
Point Park roommates answered questions to show how well they have come to know each other while living on campus.
4/23/2015 Accounting Major Helps Others With Taxes, Gains Field Experience as VITA Intern
Meet Stephen Pritchard, a senior accounting major and intern for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program of the IRS.
4/22/2015 Meet Sean Elliot Martin, Ph.D., Instructor of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies
Martin was appointed a full-time instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies.
4/20/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Caroline Loeser, Dance Major
Learn what Junior Dance major Caroline Loeser loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/17/2015 High School Students Become Storytellers at School of Communication's Media Day
Students worked under a deadline to create video packages, audio/feature stories, photo slideshows, a public relations plan and more at the spring media day, Pittsburgh Public Art: A Multimedia Storytelling Experience.
4/17/2015 Students Showcase Their Business Knowledge in Chair’s Challenge Case Competition
School of Business students put their accounting, finance, marketing and management knowledge to the test in the inaugural Chair’s Challenge Business Case Competition April 9.
4/16/2015 Steve Tolin Hosts Special Effects and Blood Workshop with Theatre Production Majors
Using household items like corn syrup, chocolate fudge, food coloring and detergent, theatre production majors learned how to make fake blood and wounds.
4/15/2015 Students' Films to Screen at Shot for Shot Festival
Seven of the 10 films screening are created by Point Park students.
4/10/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alicia Green, Journalism Major
Learn what Junior Journalism major Alicia Green loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/10/2015 Psychology Students and Faculty Present Research at Conference in Chicago
Research work was presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology.
4/9/2015 Alumna stage manages 'Endless Lawns' and 'Prussia' at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Madison DeCoske is thrilled to be bringing her professional experience back to Point Park, and credits her experience here with launching her career at an acclaimed theater in New England.
4/9/2015 HHS Symposium April 24 to Feature Expert on Victorian Literature
The symposium will showcase research presentations and poetry, fiction and nonfiction readings from students.
4/9/2015 Intelligence Graduate, U.S. Marine Lands Cyber Intrusion Analyst Position with PNC
Meet Daniel Mikulan, a veteran and 2013 intelligence and national security alumnus.
4/9/2015 SAEM Students Network With Ticketing Industry Professionals at On-Campus Workshop
The sports, arts and entertainment management program at Point Park University hosted a workshop on campus March 25 featuring panelists who work for some of the most popular ticketing outlets and venues in Pittsburgh.
4/8/2015 Charlie Batch to speak at Point Park commencement May 2
Alumna Megs Yunn, founder of Beverly's Birthdays, will speak at graduate hooding April 26.
4/7/2015 Point Park Ed.D. Student, Hill House President and CEO Named a BusinessWomen First Winner
Meet Cheryl Hall-Russell, president and CEO of Hill House Association and Hill House Economic Development Corporation.
4/6/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ryan Eliason, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major
Learn what junior sports, arts and entertainment management major Ryan Eliason loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/6/2015 Student Hannah Altman Draws National Attention for Photo Series 'And Everything Nice'
Altman posted the project — shot in her dorm room — to her Tumblr account, and within 24 hours it was featured on BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and Cosmopolitan.
4/2/2015 Alumnus Ian Lupo Promoted to Electrical Engineer Upon Graduating from Point Park
Meet Ian Lupo, a 2014 electrical engineering technology alumnus and electrical engineer for Industrial Scientific Corporation.
4/2/2015 Screen Memories exhibit opening in Lawrence Hall Gallery April 17
The exhibit presents works by four Pittsburgh-based artists exploring the complexities of memory.
4/1/2015 Happy April Fools Day!
4/1/2015 M.B.A. Degree Enables Alumnus, Vice President at PNC to Advance as a Strategic Leader
Meet Suresh Chockiah, 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and vice president of strategic services and enterprise architecture for PNC Financial Services.
3/31/2015 Ecology Students Shadow Dinosaur Expert at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Michael Bowen and Matthew Love recently shadowed Matthew Lamanna, Ph.D., assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology, at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
3/31/2015 Internship at Sundance Film Festival Connects Students with Industry Professionals
Three freshmen and two seniors were selected as interns at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
3/31/2015 Students' Short Films to Screen at National Festival
The NFFTY festival runs April 25-28 in Seattle, Wash.
3/27/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Madison Turiczek, Photojournalism Major
Learn what sophomore photojournalism major Madison Turiczek loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/27/2015 2013 M.A./M.B.A. Alumna is Director of Marketing and Development, Life'sWork of Western PA
Tasha Pokrzywa discusses why she chose to attend Point Park for graduate school and her current job responsibilities.
3/27/2015 M.A./M.B.A. Alumna is Director of Marketing and Development, Life'sWork of Western PA
Tasha Pokrzywa discusses why she chose to attend Point Park for graduate school and her current job responsibilities.
3/27/2015 SAEM Students Work at VIP Table for Maroon 5 Concert in Pittsburgh
Four students can now add the experience of working at the concert to their resumes.
3/27/2015 Students enjoy international treats, crafts and Brazilian drum music at spring festival
Point Park's annual Global Festival Celebration brings a colorful, flavorful and energetic event to Lawrence Hall.
3/26/2015 Global Cultural Studies and Psychology Double Major Comes to Point Park from Hawaii
Meet Hana Valle, a junior global cultural studies and psychology major, who recently spoke at the Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium.
3/26/2015 SAEM Senior Discusses Internship with Attack Theatre, Studying Abroad
Meet Töve Johnson, a senior sports, arts and entertainment management major and administrative/project-based intern for Attack Theatre.
3/25/2015 M.B.A. Gives Turkish Alumnus the Skills to Manage Engineering Projects More Effectively
Meet Erdem Kurtmen, 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and special project engineering and project business analyst in Izmir, Turkey.
3/24/2015 Information Technology Major To Focus on Building Skills in Advanced Programming
The re-launched program will focus primarily on helping students build applicable knowledge in advanced programming, big data and business entrepreneurship.
3/23/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Greg Schillinger, Public Relations and Advertising Major
Learn what junior public relations and advertising major Greg Schillinger loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/23/2015 Bestselling Novelist Stewart O’Nan Leads Master Class, Offers Students Writing Advice
“O’Nan is a huge writer, a major presence on the literary scene; but he has a reputation for being kind and generous and deeply loves Pittsburgh,” remarked Karen Dwyer, Ph.D.
3/23/2015 Social Media Workshop featuring Sree Sreenivasan to be streamed live
Following his presentation, Sreenivasan joined Pittsburgh-area social media leaders for a panel discussion on social media strategies.
3/23/2015 Students: Win a Chance to Throw out First Pitch at Pirates Game on April 17!
Share your best shots of the 'Burgh using #PGHisMyCampus March 23 - April 3.
3/20/2015 M.B.A. Alumnus Lands Market Analyst Position at One of the Leading Banks in Mongolia
Meet Munkhdelger Tsedenbal, a 2014 international M.B.A. alumnus from Mongolia and market risk analyst for XacBank.
3/18/2015 M.A. Alumni Profile: Frank Sottile, Marketing Communications Manager, Fourth Economy
"Everyone at Point Park was focused on removing obstacles to help me thrive in my return to school, and everyone I came into contact with from the enrollment staff, my advisor and professors were all genuinely interested in my success," said Sottile.
3/17/2015 Alumna, Teacher Attributes Career Success to Undergrad Education from Point Park
Meet Breigh Svonavec, an education alumna of Point Park and sixth grade teacher for Somerset Area School District.
3/17/2015 M.A. Student Creates Long-Form Work Published by Whirl Magazine and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brandon Gdula published a long-form piece about the financial and personal aspects of fantasy football and an article centering on the ethical dilemma that fantasy football players sometimes experience when drafting players with legal issues.
3/17/2015 Point Park Offers M.A. in Media Communication
Students in the program choose one of three specializations: journalism, PR and advertising or documentary.
3/17/2015 Student Creates PR Campaign for Nonprofit; Credits M.A. Program, Faculty Support
"My public relations campaign project for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy entailed creating a media relations plan for their Gardens and Greenspace program," said Carol Burns.
3/16/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Tyrone Smith, Photojournalism Major
Learn what junior photorjounalism major Tyrone Smith loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/16/2015 Alumna Jessica LaDow is a Partner Operations Manager at Google Pittsburgh
"I was contacted on LinkedIn by a Google recruiter who thought that my experience and skills would make me a good fit for the job," said LaDow.
3/16/2015 For spring break, students volunteer, travel and sightsee in New Orleans, New York City
One group volunteered with Habitat for Humanity near New Orleans, while two other groups headed to New York City for spring break week 2015.
3/11/2015 Employers at SAEM Career Event Impressed with Quality, Commitment of Point Park Students
Approximately 65 employers and 350 students came to campus Feb. 10 for the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Career Event.
3/11/2015 Intelligence Majors Assist 303rd Psychological Operations Unit with Training Exercise
“The soldiers couldn’t say enough great things about our students,” remarked Instructor Sean Elliott Martin, Ph.D.
3/6/2015 Dance Alumna Alexandra Pernice Performing in North American Tour of Phantom of the Opera
Pernice performs in the Corps de Ballet and is the Meg Giry understudy in the North American Tour.
3/5/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Vanessa Sprando, Cinema Production Major
Learn what junior cinema production major Vanessa Sprando loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/5/2015 Alumna Megan Guza Credits Grad Program for Helping to Land Dream Job Covering Crime
During graduate school, Guza reported on crime rates in former Mon Valley steel towns. Her work was published on 90.5 WESA.
3/5/2015 M.A. Alumnus Cody McDevitt Lands Job as a Reporter for the Daily American
"Point Park University offered me the opportunity to improve my reporting and multimedia skills," said McDevitt.
3/4/2015 English, Education Alumnus Describes Teaching in Alaska as Greatest Experience of His Life
Meet Simon Huff, who earned his B.A. in English in 2010 and M.A. in Secondary Education in 2014, both from Point Park.
3/4/2015 SAEM Students Network with Top Music Industry Professionals at Pollstar Live! Conference
Six students in the sports, arts and entertainment management program were chosen as volunteers for the 2015 Pollstar Live! Music Conference in Nashville.
3/3/2015 Latest Research in Children’s Mental Health is Focus of Book, Film Event
Professor Sharna Olfman, Ph.D., and Filmmaker Kevin P. Miller, will lead a discussion on campus April 10.
2/28/2015 Bestselling Novelist Stewart O’Nan to Lead Master Class at Point Park
O'Nan will lead a public reading and master class, March 11.
2/27/2015 At 'Yinzer Party,' Point Park students get a taste of Dahntahn Pittsburgh
From Penguins tickets to hometown pizza to 412 Bingo, the focus was all about Pittsburgh as a great city for attending college.
2/27/2015 Faculty Q&A: Camille Downing Combines Theory and Real-World Examples in PR, IMC Classes
Downing teaches public relations and integrated marketing communications courses, and the IMC capstone class in which students work with a nonprofit clients through Wood Street Communications.
2/27/2015 Panelists at Third Annual Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium Advocated for Voices on the Margins
The Feb. 20 symposium focused on the marginalization of human rights in a variety of fields including psychology, humanities, journalism and the arts.
2/26/2015 Student Transfers to Point Park for SAEM Program, Real-World Career Opportunities
Meet Mary Beth Cartier, a junior SAEM major and special events intern for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
2/24/2015 Dance Majors Take Master Class with Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet
A professional dancer with more than 30 years of experience, Desmond Richardson was a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theater and Ballet Frankfurt. He has performed with Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Aretha Franklin.
2/24/2015 M.B.A. Alumna Returns Home to Vietnam to Work in Marketing for Marriott International
Meet Anh Tran, a 2013 Point Park M.B.A. alumna who is an assistant marketing communications manager for Marriott International.
2/23/2015 Director of Academic Outreach to be Honored at Black History Celebration
Herman Reid, Ed.D., will be honored Feb. 28 at the "Legends" Dinner for his contributions in education.
2/23/2015 Sesame Street Live Features Alumnae Alexandra Zegar and Eileen Janesz
Zegar landed the role of Count Von Count and Janesz plays the role of Elmo. The alumni discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success.
2/19/2015 Pittsburgh CLO Chooses SAEM Students as Gene Kelly Awards Interns
Junior sports, arts and entertainment management majors Amber Flevaris and Logan Farren discuss their internship, why they chose Point Park, their career goals and more.
2/17/2015 Broadcasting Alumna Mary Ours is a Weather Anchor/Reporter at WTOV-TV
"I loved every second of going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh," said Ours.
2/17/2015 World Affairs Council Holds National Security Seminar at Point Park
Students, teachers, professors and community members attended the event.
2/16/2015 Internship at WJAC-TV Leads to Full-Time Job for Alumnus Hunter Tresnicky
"I just have to say how thankful I am to have so many great professors who have prepared me for the real world and made me ready to take a professional job even while finishing my degree," said alumnus Hunter Tresnicky.
2/10/2015 Education Alumna Teaching International Elementary Students
Meet Amanda Trainor, a 2011 early childhood education alumna and English as a Second Language Specialist at Chartiers Valley Intermediary School.
2/10/2015 M.B.A. Grad, Veteran is a Workforce Developer for the Veterans Leadership Program
Meet 2014 M.B.A. alumnus Joseph Dicianno, a veteran and workforce developer for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.
2/9/2015 Students Practice Professional Skills at Networking and Etiquette Event
Point Park University students had the opportunity to get that real world experience at the Career Development Center's annual Networking Reception and Etiquette Dinner.
2/6/2015 Winter 2015 issue of The Point magazine online
Read features and highlights, class notes and reader feedback from the Winter 2015 issue of The Point.
1/30/2015 Alumna Lands Job as Content Marketing Manager at Insight Marketing Solutions
"Point Park offers a smorgasbord of opportunities for students to really make an impact within the community. If you take advantage of them, you’ll be inspired and grow," Richelle Szypulski.
1/30/2015 M.A. Organizational Leadership Alumna Interned for United Nations in Ethiopia
Moriam Durosinmi-Etti was a regional advisory, development planning and statistics intern for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia.
1/29/2015 Alumni Profile: Meet Ashley Murray, Multimedia Editor, Pittsburgh City Paper
"I learned about reporting, interviewing, AP Style, copyediting, audio and video editing and videography. I use all of these skills every day at work," said Murray.
1/29/2015 Students and Alumni Host Research Colloquium
Students presented their research at the Three Rivers Communication Technology Colloquium.
1/28/2015 Alumnus Callan Bergmann Lands Role in Pippin, Hosts Q&A with Theatre Students
Bergmann plays Lewis and is Pippin's understudy in the first national tour of Pippin the Musical.
1/27/2015 M.A. Graduate Discusses How His Classes Tied Directly Into His Diversity Work at UPMC
Meet Mychael Lee, a 2014 M.A. organizational leadership alumnus and a senior human resources assistant for UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion.
1/23/2015 Jay Kirk, Professor of Dance, Specializes in Classical Ballet and Kinesiology
Kirk has danced professionally with the Americana Dance Theatre, Dallas Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Chicago Ballet and others.
1/23/2015 Students Hear Civil Rights Stories from Seniors in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Honors Student Organization traveled to Homewood Senior Center to learn about what life was like in Pittsburgh during the Civil Rights Movement — directly from people who experienced it.
1/22/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Bob O'Gara, Professor of Advertising and Public Relations
O'Gara's teaching style blends extensive real-world experience with the best of contemporary theory spiced generously with informal professional insights and humor.
1/22/2015 Faculty Profile: Michael McKelvey, Private Voice Coordinator and Associate Professor
McKelvey earned his D.M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.M. at Southern Methodist University and a B.M. from California State University at Northridge.
1/22/2015 M.A. Degree Enhances Leadership Skills for Allegheny Center Alliance Church Director
Meet Loleda Moman, director of Care Connections Ministries at Allegheny Center Alliance Church and a 2014 M.A. organizational leadership alumna of Point Park.
1/21/2015 Students Interning at Sundance Film Festival
Students will have access to film screenings and networking events to build relationships that can lead to jobs within the film industry.
1/19/2015 Point Park Students Network with Industry Professionals at Baseball Winter Meetings
Students Nick Turgeon, Josh Croup and Nate Sphon represented Point Park's Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing at the meetings and job fair, Dec. 7-11.
1/19/2015 Point Park Students Network with Industry Professionals at Baseball Winter Meetings
Students Nick Turgeon, Josh Croup and Nate Sphon represented Point Park's Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing at the meetings and job fair, Dec. 7-11.
1/19/2015 School of Communication Alumnae Land Jobs at The Beaver County Times
Marina Weis is a videographer and Daveen Rae Kurutz is a database/enterprise reporter for the Beaver County Times.
1/16/2015 WPPJ Nominated for College Radio Awards
WPPJ students head to New York in March for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference.
1/15/2015 ‘The Chair’ gets Directors Guild nomination
DGA nominates director Anthony Sacco; awards ceremony is Feb. 7.
1/12/2015 Alumnus Advances in Career at Magee-Womens Hospital with M.B.A. Degree
Meet Thomas Rudnicki, a senior systems analyst for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and a 2010 M.B.A. alumnus.
1/9/2015 Wood Street Communications Provides Real-World Experience for Students
Wood Street Communications offers high-level public relations and advertising solutions to non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
12/23/2014 Point Park closed for holiday break Dec. 24 - Jan. 2, Reopens Jan. 5
Happy Holidays! Point Park is closed from noon, Dec. 24, through Jan. 2, 2015. Offices reopen Jan. 5.
12/23/2014 Professor Presents on Social Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership
Jamesena Talbott, D.M., presented at the 16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference in San Diego, Calif.
12/22/2014 Honors Students Organize Holiday Toy Drive
Students raised $250, collected toys and made 24 gift bags for the Alliance Toy Drive.
12/22/2014 Sports, Arts and Entertainment Graduate is the Promotions Coordinator for Stage AE
Meet Bret Kunash, a 2011 sports, arts and entertainment management alumnus and promotions coordinator for Stage AE.
12/19/2014 Undergraduate Humanities and Human Sciences Majors Showcase their Research
Point Park students who conducted research this fall got the opportunity to present their work Dec. 6 at the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Conference held on campus.
12/18/2014 2013 Alumna Celina Pompeani is the TV Host for the Pittsburgh Penguins
Watch a behind-the-scenes video to learn what it's like working for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
12/18/2014 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leads to Management Promotion for 2013 Alumna
Meet Elizabeth Andreakos, a 2013 B.S. in business alumna and assistant facility manager for CBRE.
12/17/2014 Elementary Education Alumnus Earns Grant for His Students at D.C. Preparatory Academy
Meet Michael Suppa, a 2010 elementary education alumnus and literary intervention/science teacher at D.C. Preparatory Academy.
12/15/2014 M.B.A. Degree Allows Alumnus to Advance in Career at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Meet Kevin Beckovich, a 2007 M.B.A. alumnus and prevention/intervention supervisor for Pittsburgh Mercy Health System.
12/12/2014 Creative Writing Majors Take Master Class with Award-Winning Poet Marcus Wicker
Wicker taught an interactive poetry master class exclusively for Point Park students Dec. 4 as part of the University’s Writers’ Series.
12/12/2014 Hollywood Producer Mark Canton Offers Career Insights to Cinema Students
"Point Park has such a great reputation because the cinema program is very specialized in the process of learning your craft," said Canton.
12/12/2014 Point Park Career Counselor Helps M.B.A. Grad Transition to Accounting/Finance Field
Meet Ericka Watkins, a 2012 M.B.A. alumna and credit analyst for Koppers, Inc.
12/12/2014 Students face off in annual cake decorating competition
Point Park students had the opportunity to sharpen their cake decorating skills at this year’s Cake-off, an annual event where teams compete to create the most compelling cake.
12/11/2014 Covering Conflict Topic of High School Media Day Workshop
This year's program featured interactive workshops that explored how to cover controversial media stories. Keynote speakers included Michael Fuoco and Carmen Gentile.
12/10/2014 Contemporary Choreographers Features Work by Alumnus Luke Murphy
Murphy, a 2009 graduate, had a lot to share about his time as a student and how Point Park helped to prepare him for his future. Learn more in the Q&A.
12/10/2014 Public Administration Instructors Mix Academics with Real-World Experience
Students have the unique opportunity to be taught by city fire chiefs, EMS administrators, public safety professionals and more.
12/8/2014 Business Alumnus Promoted to Operations Manager at PNC After Graduating in May
Meet Brock Masters, a 2014 alumnus of the accelerated business program at Point Park and an operations manager for PNC.
12/8/2014 Students Explore Careers in Real Estate, Network with Professionals
The Career Development Center and School of Business collaborated with Commercial Real Estate Women Pittsburgh to host a panel discussion.
12/5/2014 Chinese M.B.A. Student Interning for Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Bo Ai, a native of Qinhuangdao, China, is pursuing his M.B.A. degree with an international business concentration from Point Park.
12/4/2014 Point Park lifts curtain on new Pittsburgh Playhouse Project
President Paul Hennigan presided over a gathering of invited guests and the media on Thursday, Dec. 4, to unveil designs of the Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse, which will be located on Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.
12/2/2014 2013 Alumna Heidi Schlegel Worked as a Unit Production Manager on "The Chair"
"Internships, working on other student films and working on projects that aren’t student films are all very important. Working with professionals is the best way to secure a job after graduating," said Schlegel.
12/2/2014 B.S. in Public Administration Enables 2014 Grad to Land Position as Township Manager
Meet alumnus Harry Faulk, manager of Elizabeth Township in Allegheny County, Pa.
12/2/2014 Communication, History and Honors Students Travel to Washington, D.C.
Students and faculty explored media and history in the nation's capital during the fall semester.
12/1/2014 Mentors of BOLD Program Inspire Students to Pursue Accounting, Finance Professions
Meet the mentors of Point Park's Building Our Leaders Daily Program for middle school students.
12/1/2014 Village Park Plaque Honors Longtime Downtown Businessman
President Paul Hennigan dedicated a plaque in Village Park recognizing Gene Albert and his Albert’s Sales and Service Station.
11/26/2014 Honors Students Attend National Conference
Students and faculty presented at the conference in Denver, Colo.
11/26/2014 Pursuing M.B.A. Helped Alumna Land Budget Analyst Position with Allegheny County
Meet Kasey Betush, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna and budget analyst for Allegheny County Emergency Services/Region 13.
11/25/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Sarafina Brooks, Multimedia Journalist at WTOV-TV
"I was impressed with the number of real-world professionals teaching courses and lending their experience to every lesson," Brooks said.
11/25/2014 Rock-A-Thon Provides Hands-On Opportunities for WPPJ Students
Point Park student DJ's hosted WPPJ's 34th annual Rock-A-Thon — 67 hours of non-stop radio broadcasting outside of the Point Cafe in Lawrence Hall, Nov. 4-6.
11/24/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Jason Elrod, Editor, MTO Productions
"Point Park’s cinema program is one of the few in the country that allows you to start handling equipment and shooting films in your first year," said Elrod.
11/24/2014 Point Park international students enjoy traditional Thanksgiving dinner
International students got to try a classic American-style Thanksgiving dinner just ahead of the holiday, with students from Malaysia to Venezuela sitting down to a meal of turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
11/24/2014 Sports, Arts and Entertainment Alumna in Colorado Manages Staffing for Large Events
Meet Ashley Johnson, a 2013 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna.
11/19/2014 Conservatory Theatre Students Present World Premiere of "21"
Theatre students had the opportunity to train with award-winning director Richard Sabellico to stage "21."
11/19/2014 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.
11/18/2014 Accounting Students Win Case Study Competition Second Year in A Row
Point Park competed against teams from Carlow University, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University and the University of Pittsburgh.
11/14/2014 Ethical Leadership Event Addresses Organizational Forecasting
Panelists were Jon Delano, J.D., Timothy McGuire, Ph.D. and James Haley, Ph.D.
11/12/2014 'Student Choreography Project' Offers Dance Students a Unique Learning Experience
The Student Choreography Project is an innovative production that is completely student produced; choreographers have the responsibility of holding formal auditions, casting dancers, running rehearsals and making costume decisions.
11/12/2014 Point Park honors veterans with campus ceremony
Dozens of students, faculty, and staff members gathered in the University’s Village Park to pay tribute to those who have served.
11/12/2014 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.
11/11/2014 Alumnus is Assistant Director of Athletic Video Productions at Baylor University
Meet 2012 alumnus Matthew Desmond, a double major in broadcasting reporting and broadcast production and media management.
11/11/2014 M.B.A., Management Information Systems Concentration, Helps Grad Become IT Analyst
Meet Stacy Shatlock, a 2014 alumna who transitioned to a career in the IT field at Eaton Corporation after earning her M.B.A. degree from Point Park.
11/7/2014 Point Park police officers taking plunge for Special Olympics
The Pittsburgh Polar Plunge will be held on Dec. 6 to benefit the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.
11/6/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Jonathan Joseph, Line Producer on "The Chair" Series
Point Park has a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on production. Being on set and having to actually produce a large amount of work while in school really helps to prepare you for real-world production.
11/6/2014 Inside the Production Office: Alumni Gain Hands-On Experience on "The Chair" Project
Cinema arts alumni Kaleigh Fitzgerald and Kaitlyn Serevicz had the opportunity to work as production office interns during the spring 2014 semester.
11/6/2014 Professional Engineer Discusses Design of The Tower at PNC Plaza
Jeremy Snyder, P.E., associate principal for BuroHappold Engineering, presented to students and alumni.
11/5/2014 Pirohi 101: City-University Life Class Explores Food and Culture in Pittsburgh
Students learn how to make homeade pirohi at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church and enjoyed a tour of Pittsburgh's Strip District.
11/3/2014 Alumnus Landon Kijowski Describes his Role as Grip/Electrician Swing on 'The Chair'
"The education I received at Point Park gave me a well-rounded knowledge in the craft of film," said the 2013 cinema arts alumnus.
11/3/2014 Director of Marketing at Louis Plung & Company is a 2014 M.B.A. Alumna
Julia Germeyer chose Point Park's M.B.A. program because of its location in Downtown Pittsburgh and the flexibility class schedule.
10/31/2014 Students Network with More than 100 Employers at Annual Internship and Job Fair
Employers representing American Eagle Outfitters, Dollar Bank, Glade Run Lutheran Services, Ketchum, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh Steelers, Steel City Media and UPMC, among others, were eager to meet with students seeking an internship, a part-time or a full-time position.
10/29/2014 Cultural Summit gives students taste of African cultures
The 6th Annual Cultural Summit featured African foods, crafts, clothing and an African dance troupe that got students to join right in.
10/29/2014 History Students Visit Holocaust Memorial Museum, Meet with Survivor
Students heard first-hand stories on the Holocaust from survivor and museum volunteer, Bob Behr.
10/27/2014 Business Management Major Gains Experience Interning for Save Your Home Program
Joseph Buckel, a senior business management student, talks about his internship with the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development.
10/24/2014 Dual Degrees in Broadcasting and Education Help Alumna Land Teaching Position
Alumna Alicia Lyons recently landed the position of communications teacher at Belle Vernon High School.
10/24/2014 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.
10/24/2014 Family Weekend 2014 draws record crowd for events on campus, around Pittsburgh
More than 170 families – totaling more than 625 family members – took enjoyed student exhibits and performances, opportunities to explore Pittsburgh, and social events on campus.
10/22/2014 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.
10/13/2014 Highlights from the latest issue of The Point
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
10/10/2014 New exhibit by Pittsburgh artists featured in Lawrence Hall gallery
“Pittsburgh Impressionism: Past, Present, Future” focuses on three local artists whose work is a testament to the popular style of impressionism.
10/9/2014 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.
10/7/2014 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.
10/6/2014 Vision and Forecasting is Topic of Ethical Leadership Panel Discussion
How organizations forecast well to create a sustainable vision will be addressed Oct. 29 by panelists Jon Delano, Tim McGuire and James Haley.
10/3/2014 Graduate Student Research Featured at Communication Conference
The impact of communication technology on society was the focus of the work of School of Communication grad students.
10/3/2014 Point Park welcomes 231 new graduate students for fall
The new master's and doctoral students are pursuing one of 17 master's programs or the new Ed.D. program.
10/2/2014 Acting major Luke Halferty tackles iconic role in his first REP show 'Of Mice and Men'
Luke Halferty landed a supporting role playing Curley in The REP's Of Mice and Men, a timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression.
10/2/2014 M.A. Alumna Sarah Skirpan is a Media Strategist at Dick Jones Communications
"I wanted to have an edge on my peers when it came time to look for a job. I felt that having a master’s degree would make me a more desirable hire," said Skirpan.
10/1/2014 M.B.A. Alumnus Named a "40 Under 40" Winner for Helping to Shape Pittsburgh Region
Bush graduated in 2013 from Point Park and is a relationship manager and assistant vice president for PNC Bank.
10/1/2014 YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to Honor Business Professor and Police Chief
Edward Scott and Jeffrey Besong will receive 2014 Racial Justice Awards on Oct. 29 for their work in supporting equity and diversity in their professions.
9/26/2014 ‘Student Choreography Project’ to be streamed live worldwide
Watch the live streamed performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 4.
9/26/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Rebecca Markuson, Art Department Coordinator, "The Chair" Series
"The cinema program gave me the opportunity to learn a number of different roles and how each of those roles works together," said Markuson.
9/26/2014 Corbett announces $5M in state money for new Pittsburgh Playhouse
Point Park University’s new Pittsburgh Playhouse has been awarded $5 million toward its construction through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
9/26/2014 Event Manager Excels with M.B.A., Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management Concentration
Lindsey Bradley, an event manager for the Pittsburgh Technology Council, earned an M.B.A. degree with an SAEM concentration in 2013.
9/25/2014 PennDOT Promotes 2013 Civil Engineering Technology Alumna
Meet Brandy Miller, a 2013 civil engineering technology alumna and engineering trainee for PennDOT.
9/22/2014 M.B.A. Graduate is Director of Operations at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Meet Conor McGarvey, a 2011 Point Park M.B.A. alumnus and director of operations for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
9/18/2014 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.
9/18/2014 Walking Tour Educates Point Park Freshmen about the History of Downtown Pittsburgh
Students in the new City-University Life course explored Downtown Pittsburgh's rich history firsthand during a walking tour through the city.
9/16/2014 Point Park Welcomes Largest Freshman Class in University’s History
633 U.S. and international students have started their college careers at Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh.
9/15/2014 Point Park remembers 9/11 with Flight 93 presentation, candlelight vigil
On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, alumnus Tom McMillan shared the story of Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa., and the Point Park community held a candlelight vigil in the Village Park.
9/12/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Missy Haught, Intern Coordinator, "The Chair" Series
"If you are looking for a school that will ignite your creativity and broaden your knowledge of filmmaking, film theory and film history, consider Point Park," said Haught.
9/12/2014 Cinema students intern with “The Chair,” receive valuable professional experience
Meet cinema production majors E.J. Brown and Megan Kuntz to learn more about their experience working on the project. Watch the series this fall on Starz.
9/11/2014 Social Media Speakers Series Announced
Hear from social media experts representing local businesses and non-profit organizations. The public is invited to attend at no charge.
9/10/2014 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.
9/10/2014 2013 Alumna Nicole Chynoweth is a Reporter at Trib Total Media
"While learning the basics of journalism was certainly a major part of my education, the general life wisdom my professors gave me has really benefited me in the field," said Chynoweth.
9/10/2014 Kelli Murphy Receives Pittsburgh Women in Communication Scholarship
"The Pittsburgh Women in Communications Scholarship fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide assistance to students studying various fields of communications. They're a wonderful nonprofit who make a significant difference in our community with the funds they have," said Murphy.
9/5/2014 University-Produced Reality Series "The Chair" Debuts in Pittsburgh
Students, alumni and faculty lined the red carpet at SouthSide Works Cinema on Sept. 4 for the world premiere of "The Chair."
9/4/2014 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.
9/1/2014 Point Park president leads bike ride to teach students about Pittsburgh
President Paul Hennigan took 20 students on a 17-mile bike ride along Pittsburgh's riverfront trails to offer a different perspective on Pittsburgh and its history.
8/29/2014 M.B.A. Student Profile: Lauren Schmitt, Supply Chain Analyst for UPMC
Schmitt is pursuing an M.B.A. with a concentration in management at Point Park University.
8/28/2014 Point Park Welcomes Inaugural M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting Class
Visiting artists included writer and director Gordy Hoffman, screenwriter Rob Lieber and playwright Tammy Ryan.
8/27/2014 Foreign policy experts to discuss Iran situation Sept. 9 on campus
Thomas Pickering and Jessica Tuchman Mathews lead the free presentation for students. The discussion is open to the public, but registration is required.
8/27/2014 M.B.A. Degree Helps Alumnus Become Business Manager for Luxury Dental Practice
Meet Michael W. Mann, a 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and business manager for Bobbie L. Hawranko, D.M.D., at Shadyside Place in Pittsburgh.
8/26/2014 New Honors Students Explore and Spruce Up Downtown Pittsburgh for Day of Service
Teaming up with Friends of the Riverfront, honors students spent the day picking up litter and mulching/weeding trees in Downtown Pittsburgh.
8/25/2014 High School Students Explore Careers in Animation at Point Park
Twelve students spent the week on Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh campus learning classic hand-drawn techniques, cartooning skills and the storyboarding process.
8/25/2014 University-Produced Series 'The Chair’ Airs Sept. 6 on Starz
More than 100 Point Park students and alumni supported the series as interns, employees and through class projects.
8/25/2014 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.
8/25/2014 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.
8/22/2014 Workshop Immerses High School Students Into Sports, Arts & Entertainment Industries
At the SAEM summer workshop, students got an insider's view of Stage AE, heard a live performance from Greg Joseph of The Clarks and toured several performing arts venues in Pittsburgh.
8/18/2014 Graduate Student Laura Jennings Discusses her Internship at Bally Design
"The M.A. program is offering me classroom and real-world experience based on my interests in social media and communication with relevant outside-the-classroom projects and internship opportunities," said Jennings.
8/14/2014 M.B.A. Program Helps Graduate Expand Global Network, Land Position with Morgan Stanley
Meet Himanshu Patel, a 2013 M.B.A. alumnus from Ahmedabad, India, who is working as a user acceptance tester analyst for Morgan Stanley.
8/14/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Michele Tabaka, Marketing Director at John Heineman Co.
Some of Tabaka's responsibilities include managing social media, creating a marketing campaign and updating the company's website.
8/1/2014 Dance Minor, SAEM Major Gaining Industry Experience at Andy Warhol Museum
"The biggest influence I had in choosing Point Park was the dance program," said Brooke Perkins.
8/1/2014 SAEM Major, Dance Minor Gaining Arts Marketing Experience at Andy Warhol Museum
Meet Point Park senior Brooke Perkins, the marketing intern at the Andy Warhol Museum this summer.
7/31/2014 Conservatory Dance Announces New Season
Student Choreography Project kicks off the dance season Oct. 3 in the GRW Performance Studio.
7/31/2014 Point Park Welcomes Holy Family Academy Students for Etiquette Luncheon
Four Holy Family Academy students will return to campus this fall as part of a corporate work-study program.
7/30/2014 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.
7/28/2014 Job Shadowing Leads to Events Internship at Heinz Field for SAEM Student
Meet Troy Johnston, a senior sports, arts, and entertainment student and event operations intern at Heinz Field.
7/25/2014 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.
7/24/2014 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.
7/22/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Christopher Rolinson, Associate Professor of Photojournalism
At Point Park, Rolinson has introduced new courses, collaborations and partnerships to expand and diversify the photography and photojournalism programs.
7/22/2014 High School Workshop Introduces Students to Careers in Multimedia Journalism
Students learned the basics of multimedia journalism, reporting, digital graphics and layout and how to work with audio and video.
7/22/2014 M.A./M.B.A. Student Emily Kolek Interns at Westinghouse Electric Company
"I'm passionate about the communications field, but I know that the skills learned in the M.B.A. program are invaluable and useful no matter what career path I take," said Kolek.
7/14/2014 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.
7/9/2014 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.
7/9/2014 SAEM Student Gaining Events Management Experience at Phipps Conservatory
Alexandria Delancey is working as a part-time events assistant at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh this summer.
7/8/2014 Conservatory Theatre 2014-2015 Season Announced
The season opens Oct. 17 with "21," a world premiere about the life of Roberto Clemente at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
7/8/2014 Musical Theatre Major Discusses Summer Job at Waldameer Water World
"I love every aspect of theatre — I love that I discover more about myself by learning about other people, their emotions and experiences," said Alexandra Schultz.
7/3/2014 Singapore Educators Meet with Graduate Education Professors
Professors Richard Gutkind and Vincenne Revilla Beltrán hosted educators from Singapore Polytechnic on campus June 26.
7/2/2014 Cinema Workshop Class Produces Short Films in London and Paris
Senior Teaching Artist John Rice and eight students explored London, Paris and Northern France at the end of the spring semester.
7/2/2014 PA Institute of CPAs Awards Scholarships to Point Park Accounting Students
Khouanchay (Kay) Krueger and Christopher Cerda were awarded $3,000 multi-year scholarships.
7/1/2014 SAEM Professor Selected as a Facilitator for Performing Arts Conference
David Rowell, M.F.A., was selected to be a lead facilitator at the Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Market conference.
6/30/2014 High School Students Discuss Their Week at Accounting Career Awareness Program
Students learned about accounting as a career choice, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, the art of public speaking, business etiquette and more.
6/30/2014 Organizational Leadership Professor Helena Knorr Presents in Mexico City
Knörr presented at the Second International Meeting in Entrepreneurship Development.
6/30/2014 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.
6/27/2014 M.A. Alumna Mae Kerr is a Marketing Coordinator at American Eagle Outfitters
"I loved that many of my professors were actively working in the field. Their real-world experience is invaluable," said Kerr.
6/20/2014 2014-2015 REP Season Announced
The season opens Sept. 5 with "Of Mice and Men" directed by Robert A. Miller at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
6/20/2014 International Media Class Travels to Paris, London and Northern France
Media visits included Bloomberg London, Ketchum Paris, Agence France Presse, France 24 and Disneyland Paris.
6/20/2014 U-View Newscast Production Class Prepares Students for the Real World
Team taught by adjunct instructors Michelle Wright, anchor and reporter at WTAE-TV, Maria Kakay, M.A. in journalism in mass communication alumna and a producer at WQED-TV, and Paul Coatsworth, Point Park University's studio supervisor, the class operates like a real newsroom.
6/18/2014 M.B.A. Health Systems Management Alumna is a Business Analyst for UPMC Health Plan
Neha Goel, a native of India, earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in health systems management from Point Park University in 2010.
6/17/2014 New restaurant Hundred Wood coming to Point Park campus
The gastro-pub will open this summer with a locally sourced menu that is priced to attract students, faculty, office workers and Downtown residents.
6/17/2014 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.
6/13/2014 Organizational Leadership 2013 Alumnus Promoted to Area Manager for Greyhound
Meet 2013 organizational leadership alumnus Jeffery Driscoll.
6/12/2014 Ed Traversari Shares His Expertise on Pittsburgh's Entertainment Industry
SAEM Associate Professor Ed Traversari was the keynote speaker at a recent Pittsburgh Association of School Retirees luncheon.
6/11/2014 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.
6/11/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Philip Winters, Associate Professor of Theatre
Philip Winters has more than 35 years of professional experience as an actor.
6/10/2014 Meet Edward Scott, George Rowland White Endowed Professor, Accounting and Finance
Learn about Professor Scott's teaching style and watch a video interview with him.
6/9/2014 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.
6/4/2014 SAEM Professor Presents at Arts Administration Conference in Montreal
Assistant Professor Teresa Gregory, M.F.A., C.F.R.E., co-presented "Community Connections: Learning Through Collaboration" May 30.
6/2/2014 Cinema Professors Present at Film Summit
Steve Cuden and Elise D'Haene spoke at the seminar held in Downtown Pittsburgh.
6/2/2014 Meet M.A./M.B.A. Alumnus Mark Hirschfeld, Digital Marketing Specialist, Maronda Homes
"The combination of the M.A. and the M.B.A. created a very unique degree as it combines practical business theory with the means to communicate those ideas," said the 2013 alumnus.
6/2/2014 Meet M.A./M.B.A. Alumnus Mark Hirschfeld, Digital Marketing Specialist, Maronda Homes
"The combination of the M.A. and the M.B.A. created a very unique degree as it combines practical business theory with the means to communicate those ideas," said the 2013 alumnus.
5/30/2014 Associate Professor and Chair Presents at Sport Management Conference
Steve Tanzilli, J.D., presented on the topic “Representing Athletes off of the Field” at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference.
5/28/2014 Professor Bill Moushey Teaches Real-World Journalism at Point Park
Bill Moushey is a professor of journalism in Point Park's School of Communication.
5/23/2014 Cinema Production and SAEM Graduates Intern at New Perspective Communications
Cinema production graduate Jayme Jennings, along with sports, arts and entertainment management alumni Craig Woolridge and Evan Schall, interned at New Perspective Communications Agency this spring.
5/23/2014 Commencement 2014: Academic Accomplishment and personal stories
More than 560 bachelor's degree students took part in Point Park's annual undergraduate Commencement May 3, 2014 at the Consol Energy Center.
5/23/2014 Graduate Hooding 2014: Academic accomplishment and Personal stories
More than 130 Point Park master's degree students put on caps and gowns to take part in the University's annual graduate hooding ceremony the evening of April 27, 2014.
5/23/2014 Graduation 2014: Celebrating accomplishments, achieving goals
With the completion of spring semester, Point Park University proudly conferred bachelor's degrees on 514 new graduates and master's degrees on 165 new graduates.
5/23/2014 SAEM and Cinema Production Graduates Intern at New Perspective Communications
Sports, arts and entertainment management alumni Craig Woolridge and Evan Schall, along with cinema production graduate Jayme Jennings, interned at New Perspective Communications Agency this spring.
5/21/2014 'The Umbrella Man’ to premiere June 22
The University-produced feature film will be screened at 1:45 p.m. at the Father Ryan Arts Center.
5/21/2014 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.
5/20/2014 Highlights from latest issue of The Point
Get a peek inside the Spring issue of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
5/19/2014 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.
5/19/2014 SAEM Student Gaining Variety of Real-World Experience in the Entertainment Industry
Karley Ferlic has already completed internships with The Jim Rome Show, “The Real” TV Show pilot and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and has assisted with Cher and Bon Jovi's concerts in Pittsburgh.
5/16/2014 Course Work Translates into Real-World Practice for 2014 On-Site M.B.A. Graduate
Meet 2014 Point Park M.B.A. alumna Shannon J. Gregg, director of sales operations for ERT.
5/16/2014 Point Park celebrates academic achievements, contributions of students
The University recognized the accomplishments of students at the Outstanding Student Awards dinner, include honors for Outstanding Graduating Senior, Outstanding Graduate Student and Outstanding Student Leader.
5/15/2014 SAEM Graduate Chelsea Behanna Named 2014 Outstanding Student Leader
Behanna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sports, arts and entertainment management from Point Park.
5/13/2014 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.
5/12/2014 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.
5/12/2014 Justin Karter Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Meet Justin Karter, a recent graduate of the M.A. in journalism and mass communication program.
5/9/2014 Accounting Student Gains Field Experience as Tax Season Intern for Schneider Downs
Meet Marcy King, an accounting student at Point Park who interned with Schneider Downs this spring.
5/9/2014 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.
5/8/2014 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.
5/7/2014 Bruce Springsteen’s Stage Manager Meets with SAEM Students During Concert Setup
SAEM Associate Professor Ed Traversari took a class of students to the CONSOL Energy Center to see what it takes to set up for a show of this magnitude.
5/7/2014 SAEM 2012 Alumna Ali Lewis is a Director of Events in NYC
Lewis works for the restaurant Il Mulino New York coordinating anywhere from two to eight events a week.
5/7/2014 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.
5/6/2014 Meet 2011 M.B.A. Alumnus Chuck Hankle, Technical Account Manager for Symantec
"The international aspect of the M.B.A. really prepared me for working with business customers and associations around the globe."
5/6/2014 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.
5/5/2014 End-of-Year Reception Celebrates Graduate Community at Point Park
The event featured a keynote presentation from Samuel Hazo, Ph.D., founder and director of the International Poetry Forum.
5/2/2014 Graduate Student Cari Goss Selected for Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
Cari Goss is pursuing her M.A./M.B.A. at Point Park and describes her fellowship project.
5/2/2014 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.
5/1/2014 Apprenticeship Brings High School Students to Campus
Students from 11 area high schools participated in the apprenticeship during the spring term.
5/1/2014 Point Park News Service Earns Top Honors for Excellence in Journalism
Students earned a first, second and an honorable mention award in the annual contest.
5/1/2014 SAEM Classes Help Students With Business Side of Managing Their Indie-Pop Band
Sports, arts and entertainment management major Adam Valen answers questions on behalf of his band Nevada Color.
4/30/2014 Nelson Chipman Speaks at Broadcast Education Association Conference
Chipman discussed Point Park's involvement on "The Chair" documentary series.
4/29/2014 Accounting Student Christopher Cerda Named a 2014 Financial Executives Scholar
Cerda was selected to receive the Kuldeep Shastri Memorial Scholarship from the Pittsburgh Chapter of Financial Executives International.
4/28/2014 Point Park Professors Discuss Global Immigration Issues at Faculty Colloquium
Faculty from Iran, Spain, Greece, India, Peru, Afghanistan and the U.S. presented on various issues surrounding global immigration.
4/25/2014 M.B.A. Alumna is the Manager of International Relations for the Oncology Nursing Society
"The MBA program challenged me to remain up to date on world events, which is essential to my position and career."
4/25/2014 Public Relations and Advertising Major Interns at the Heinz History Center
"I truly feel that I am gaining real-world experience at my internship, from attending press conferences to participating in planning meetings," said Katelyn Howard.
4/25/2014 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists Discuss Investigative Series with Students
Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman — Philadelphia Daily News reporters — came to campus to tell the story about their 10-month investigative reporting series Tainted Justice.
4/24/2014 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.
4/22/2014 Hollywood Producer Chris Moore of “The Chair” Visits SAEM Fundraising Class
Assistant Professor Teresa Gregory's SAEM fundraising class had the opportunity to learn about the business of filmmaking.
4/22/2014 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.
4/21/2014 Meet Darlene Brusco, Accounting Student and Support Specialist for Alcoa
2001 basketball Hall of Fame inductee returned to Point Park to pursue a degree in accounting.
4/18/2014 Point Park students lead volunteer project in and around Downtown Pittsburgh
This year's Pioneer Community Day drew a record 164 volunteers helping out with various tasks for nonprofit organizations near campus.
4/17/2014 Point Park's BOLD Program to Celebrate its Second-Year Achievements
The April 30 event will honor student participants, mentors and community partners who have contributed to the success of the program.
4/17/2014 School of Communication Internship Fair Brings Employers to Point Park's Campus
WYEP, WAMO, The Talent Group, Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish, March of Dimes and Clear Channel Media are among the list of employers that came to campus seeking interns.
4/17/2014 Student Journalists Receive First-Place Awards at Annual Conference
Four students earned first-place awards and two were named category finalists at the SPJ conference.
4/16/2014 Honors Program Students and Professor Plan Annual Conference, Present Work
Helen Fallon and Honors Program students helped to plan the event for more than 550 attendees.
4/15/2014 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.
4/11/2014 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.
4/10/2014 2012 Alumna Adelyn Biedenbach is a Digital Media Coordinator for the Florida Panthers
Biedenbach - who earned a B.A. in journalism - assists with the team's social media strategy, digital content creation and assistance with public relations and game day duties.
4/10/2014 Point Park University-Produced Series ‘The Chair’ to Premiere on Starz
The 10-episode unscripted series will be shown in the fall.
4/10/2014 Veteran Hollywood Producer Chris Moore Hosts Internship Forum with Students
More than 35 cinema students worked as interns on "The Chair" project, a new documentary series produced in part by Point Park University.
4/8/2014 Point Park Welcomes High School Students for Summer Workshops
From screenwriting to a mock crime scene, Point Park offers a wide array of camps and workshops this summer.
4/8/2014 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.
4/8/2014 Students Find Inspiration at Animation Director John Dilworth's Lecture
Dilworth provided insight into his career in animation by explaining the creative process behind his work to the group of more than 65 students, faculty and guests.
4/1/2014 Academy Award-Nominated Animation Director Hosts Lecture April 5
John Dilworth to talk about the animation process and his career at 5:30 p.m. in the GRW Theater.
4/1/2014 Dan Hart and Terry Rodgers Host Lecture April 9
'Pirates: Building on Last Year's Success' topic of lecture, April 9 at 1 p.m. in the Student Center, room 701.
4/1/2014 WPPJ Earns Top Honors at College Radio Awards
Student staff members earned two first-place awards at the annual awards presentation held in New York.
3/28/2014 Documentary Series Provides Communication Students with Professional Experience
School of Communication students are gaining valuable professional experience on an innovative entertainment project of national scope.
3/28/2014 Professor Speaks on Fiduciary Ethics at Association Meeting
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., presented the talk at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
3/24/2014 Students Gain Hands-On Experience Crafting Set of 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'
Several Point Park students worked with Michael Thomas Essad, scenic designer and adjunct instructor, to build pieces of the set.
3/21/2014 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.
3/20/2014 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.
3/19/2014 Alumnus Performing in Tour of West Side Story Hosts Master Class on Campus
2013 musical theatre alumnus Jonathan Freeland talks about his current role in West Side Story and his Point Park experience.
3/19/2014 Merril Hoge to Speak at Point Park March 25
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing welcomes Merril Hoge at 1 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
3/19/2014 Tuition Discount Offered for Education Paraprofessionals
A 34 percent discount is available for paraprofessionals earning education degrees part-time.
3/18/2014 New Gallery exhibit showcases works by women artists
Imagery of the human figure and the natural world are common themes in “Visions and Revelations,” an exhibition opening March 28 in the Lawrence Hall Gallery.
3/13/2014 SAEM students attend Pollstar Conference in Nashville
SAEM students met entertainment industry leaders while volunteering for and attending the annual conference.
3/12/2014 SAEM Career Event Connects Students to Opportunities
Annual campus event featured 46 organizations seeking interns and employees.
3/10/2014 Alumna Maranda Wodzinski is a Production Manager for Nancy Glass Productions
The 2009 alumna has worked for the Travel Channel and Food Network. Learn more.
3/10/2014 Journalism Major Emily Bastaroli Interns at Whirl Magazine
"The journalism program helped me gain real-world experience by providing me with opportunities to publish stories that I write for classes, either through The Globe, The Pioneer or even local newspapers. Our professors not only tell us how to write and be successful, but they help us and show us that we can be successful in reaching our goals," said Bastaroli.
2/26/2014 Point Park students on spring break March 1-7
University offices and departments will continue to be open during spring break week. Check out our video on what some students have planned for their week off.
2/26/2014 Students Hear First-Hand From 'Chair' Producers
Neal Dodson and Zachary Quinto spoke to students about the role creativity plays in today’s film industry.
2/25/2014 Graduate Student Nicole Martin is an Intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Martin - who is currently pursuing an M.A. in journalism and mass communication - is a features and magazine/copy desk intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
2/25/2014 WPPJ Nominated for College Radio Awards
Student staff members head to New York City in March 7-9 for the national conference.
2/21/2014 April Friges Displays Work at Local Exhibit
"Pop Explosion: the Artist and Popular Culture," is on display at Sweetwater Center for the Arts through March 29.
2/17/2014 Alumna is Technical Director at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
"Point Park provided me with a hands-on experience like no other undergraduate program. You will experience theatre from every angle and from the inside out. It also teaches you so much about yourself and how you collaborate with others," Caitlin E. Howley, B.A. in technical theatre.
2/17/2014 Public Relations and Advertising Alumna Gina Pennline Works for Girl Scouts
"Believe your professors when they talk about networking — it really is one of the most important things you should do as a student! Building relationships and keeping in touch with people may help you get your foot in the door somewhere in the future," said the 2010 public relations and advertising alumna.
2/17/2014 Students Explore The Creative Side of Filmmaking with 'Chair' Producers
Executive producers of 'The Chair,' discussed how to establish a solid career in today’s film and television industries.
2/13/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Sarah Schulz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Her research interests focus on mental health, medical sociology and gender studies.
2/13/2014 SAEM Welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation CEO
Joel Peresman explained keys to success to students.
2/13/2014 Theatre Professor and Alumna Direct 'Heads' at The Pittsburgh Playhouse
Professor John Shepard and alumna Kate Bodner directed The REP's production of Heads at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
2/12/2014 Business of Filmmaking Event Kicks Off 'The Chair' Project on Campus
Producers Chris Moore and Corey Moosa talked about how to be successful in today’s film business.
2/11/2014 Conservatory Theatre Company and Alumna Gab Cody Collaborate on The Alchemists' Lab
Cody, a playwright and actress, returned to Point Park's campus to devise The Alchemists' Lab, in collaboration with the Conservatory Theatre Company.
2/10/2014 Point Park Students Learn Networking and Etiquette Skills at Annual Event
This popular annual career services event teaches the rules for meeting and dining in a business setting.
2/5/2014 Highlights from the Winter 2014 Issue of The Point
Get a peek inside of the latest edition of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
2/4/2014 Register Now for the National Unified Auditions
The Los Angeles audition is Feb. 8-9 for acting and musical theatre applicants.
2/4/2014 Students Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Activities included a Leadership Luncheon, trip to The Union Project and discussion about King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech.
2/3/2014 'The Chair' Team Presents Filmmaking Discussion on Campus
Join us live for a special event from the producers of “The Chair,” a new documentary series based in Pittsburgh following two directors as they compete to make the best feature film from the same script and resources.
1/31/2014 Point Park adding men's and women's track and field teams starting fall 2014
The Pioneers are seeking freshmen, transfer students and current students for men's and women's track and field teams, which will compete in the KIAC. The new sports bring the number of Point Park varsity teams to 13.
1/28/2014 Point Park University to Serve as Home to New Documentary Series
More than 100 Point Park University students and alumni from a variety of majors will support the television series and two feature films as interns, employees and through class projects.
1/27/2014 Classes, activities canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, due to inclement weather
The University will continue to monitor weather conditions and will post any updates on pointpark.edu.
1/22/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet April Friges, Assistant Professor of Photography
"I emphasize interdisciplinary practices. My students are not only working with the two-dimensional picture, but thinking outside the classic notions of what photography means today in the art world versus the commercial world," said Friges.
1/20/2014 President & CEO of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation to speak at Point Park
Pittsburgh native Joel Peresman will discuss his rise from a 1970s internship with a local concert promoter to industry-leading positions.
1/14/2014 M.B.A. Program at Point Park Is Ranked Fourth-largest in Pittsburgh Area
Point Park's M.B.A. program includes five concentrations: Management; International Business; Management Information Systems; Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management; and Health Systems Management.
1/13/2014 2012 Alumnus is Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for Erie Otters Hockey
Aaron Cooney serves as the play-by-play announcer for all Erie Otters broadcasts.
1/13/2014 2013 Journalism and Global Cultural Studies Alumna Lands Job at Observer-Reporter
Meet Emily Petsko, a double major in journalism and global cultural studies.
1/10/2014 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.
12/24/2013 Point Park closed for holiday break Dec. 24 - Jan.1, reopens Jan. 2
Point Park will be closed from noon, Dec. 24, through Jan. 1, 2014, for the University's holiday break. Offices will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2. Students will remain off until the start of spring semester on Saturday, Jan. 11.
12/23/2013 2012 Alumnus Earns Best Actor Nomination for Web Television Awards
Connor Russell stars in 'The Hinterlands,' a musical web series.
12/18/2013 International Accounting Student Interns for C.P.A. Firm Maher Duessel
Meet Nabat Mammedova, a senior accounting major from Turkmenbashy, Turkmenistan.
12/16/2013 Student Accounting Team Wins First Place in Auditing Case Study Competition
Point Park’s “Accrual World” team took first place in the 2013 PIIA/PICPA Case Study Competition.
12/13/2013 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.
12/13/2013 Award-Winning Singer Ann Hampton Callaway Hosts Master Class at Point Park
Four musical theatre students had the opportunity to sing and receive feedback from Callaway.
12/11/2013 SAEM Department Welcomes Former Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy to Campus
McClatchy recently made his first appearance on a college campus, speaking to students at Point Park University.
12/9/2013 Business Management Major Leads Homeless Children Awareness Event
Meet Erika Mangual, a sophomore who recently organized a Stand Up for Children Art Installation on Point Park’s campus.
12/9/2013 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.
12/6/2013 Alumni Discuss the Business of Baseball at Center for Sports Media Event
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing concluded the fall semester with a presentation by Point Park alumni Don Kelly, Ryan Ellis and Tom Kayser.
12/6/2013 SAEM Department Offers New Course Focused on the Recording Industry
The course is co-taught by Jesse Naus, president and head engineer of Red Caiman Media and Mark Fritzges, vice president of promotions for Atlantic Records.
12/6/2013 Tony Award-Winning Playwright Christopher Durang Visits Point Park
Conservatory of Performing Arts students had the unique opportunity to attend a conversation and reception with Tony award-winning playwright Christopher Durang.
12/5/2013 Faculty Profile: Kirstin Hanley, Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
Hanley’s research focuses on the intersections between proto-feminist literatures and composition studies.
12/4/2013 Conservatory Dance Company Presents Nicolas Petrov's ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company honored Professor Nicolas Petrov with a full-length production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Dec. 10-15 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
12/4/2013 Professor Selected to Give Commencement Address at Pittsburgh Airport
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., was the keynote speaker at the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighters 2013 graduation ceremony.
12/3/2013 Internship Profile: Meet Animation Major Kaitlyn Colhouer, Animal Inc.
Meet Kaitlyn Colhouer, a junior majoring in animation and visual effects. Her experience in the animation program has always been engaging and fun, and has helped her realize where she wants to go in her career as an artist.
12/3/2013 Public Administration and M.B.A. Alumna Working for Management Science Associates
Meet Michelle Herrle, a business systems analyst who earned her B.S. in public administration in 2008 and her M.B.A. in 2009, both from Point Park.
12/3/2013 Stage Management Majors Work Side-by-Side with Broadway's Patrick Cassidy
Patrick Cassidy came to Point Park to direct the Conservatory Theatre Company's production of Oklahoma! at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
12/3/2013 Visiting Assistant Professor Monica Payne Directs Hecuba at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presented Hecuba at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Monica Payne.
12/2/2013 Acclaimed Alumnus Rob Ashford Directs NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!'
The Sound of Music Live! will be televised at 8 p.m. on NBC, Dec. 5.
11/26/2013 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.
11/26/2013 Students on break this week; University offices closed Nov. 28, 29
Point Park students are on break this week and University offices are closed Nov. 28 and 29. Classes resume and offices reopen on Monday, Dec. 2. Happy Thanksgiving!
11/25/2013 Students Gain Valuable Insight on Ethical Leadership at Third Annual Speakers’ Series
Panelists from Westinghouse, Management Science Associates and Point Park led a discussion on “Meeting the Challenges of Ethical Leadership."
11/22/2013 Musical Theatre Alumnus Jaron Frand Credits Point Park for Success On Stage
In 2011, Frand had the chance to work with Marvin Hamlisch at Point Park. After only a year in New York, Frand landed a role in the New York cast of Smile, which features music by Hamlisch.
11/22/2013 Seminar Provides Grad Students with Tips on Effective Business Writing
As part an ongoing lecture series for graduate students, Point Park offered a seminar on effective business writing led by Professor Edward C. Wachter, Jr., J.D.
11/21/2013 Accelerated Organizational Leadership Alumna the Founder of Youth Arts Nonprofit
Meet Tyian Battle, a 2009 School of Business alumna and founder and executive director of ACH Clear Pathways.
11/21/2013 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.
11/20/2013 Professors, Alum Present at American Society for Competitiveness Conference
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., and Dawn Parasolick, M.B.A., presented papers on forensic accounting and global economic pathology.
11/19/2013 New Facilities and Equipment Provide Cinema Students Hands-on Training
Work was done in the Patterson Building and in West Penn Hall to create a production and screening facility, new classrooms, computers and edit suites.
11/14/2013 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.
11/14/2013 School of Communication Hosts High School Media Day For Prospective Students
More than 250 high school students visited Point Park for the School of Communication's High School Media Day.
11/13/2013 Professors and Alumna Present Research at Business Conference
James Haley, Michele Langbein, Archish Maharaja, Gita Maharaja, M.H. Sidky and Dawn Parasolick presented research at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology conference.
11/12/2013 Conservatory Dance Presents Contemporary Choreographers
Point Park dance students perform Nov. 15-24 in the George Rowland White Performance Studio.
11/11/2013 Famed Movie Star Shirley Jones Visits Pittsburgh Playhouse for Oklahoma!
Pittsburgh Playhouse alumna and Hollywood veteran Shirley Jones attended the Conservatory Theatre Company's opening performance of Oklahoma!, directed by her son Patrick Cassidy, a Broadway star.
11/8/2013 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.
11/7/2013 Now Offering Fully Online Degrees in Business and Organizational Leadership
Both bachelor's degree programs build on an associate's degree or 60 previously earned credits and can be completed in two years.
11/5/2013 M.B.A. Grad is the Founder of Mutete HIV/AIDS Foundation and a Manager for Transamerica
Bosco Muyango, a native of Uganda, founded a nonprofit organization serving HIV and AIDS patients in East Africa.
11/4/2013 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.
11/4/2013 Graduate Programs Prepare Students to Present Research, Network at Conference
Six graduate students presented juried research papers and posters at the Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference, held Oct. 18-19 at Gannon University.
11/1/2013 2010 M.B.A. Grad Alphonse Tounkara Promoted to Project Control Leader
Guinea native Alphonse Tounkara earned his M.B.A. degree from Point Park in 2010.
11/1/2013 International M.B.A. Graduates Receive Job Promotions Upon Returning Home to Guinea
After earning their M.B.A. degrees, Alphonse Tounkara and Pierre Dominique Traore returned home to Guinea and were both offered jobs promotions.
11/1/2013 M.B.A. Alumnus Pierre Traore Appointed Chief of Risk and Opportunity Management Service
Meet Pierre Dominique Traore, a 2008 M.B.A. alumnus of Point Park and native of Guinea.
11/1/2013 Nike Executives Visit Point Park
Ed Haberle, a Point Park alumnus and vice president of North America sporting goods, and Laura Kosmalski senior director of retail brand presentation, spoke to students on Oct. 23.
10/31/2013 Former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy Speaking at Point Park on Nov. 6
In his first appearance on a university campus, McClatchy will speak to students about the business of sports and his experiences owning the Pittsburgh Pirates and helping to establish PNC Park.
10/29/2013 Degree in Broadcasting Lands Alumna Nikki Porter On-Air Job at WDTV/WVFX
Porter said she fell in love with Point Park after attending a High School Media Day program.
10/28/2013 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.
10/28/2013 Student Accounting Association Welcomed Mark Benedetti, C.P.A., as Guest Speaker
Mark Benedetti, C.P.A., a controller for R.G. Brewton Inc., was the latest accounting professional to speak to the Student Accounting Association at Point Park.
10/25/2013 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.
10/23/2013 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.
10/21/2013 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.
10/21/2013 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."
10/21/2013 Secondary Education Grad Teaching English at Pittsburgh Taylor Allderdice High School
Meet Kayla Holjencin, a ninth grade English teacher and 2009 Point Park alumna.
10/17/2013 Point Park Alumni Launch Loose Cannon Creative, a Multimedia Company
Cristin Goss and Mike DiGuglielmo earned their M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2012, and Jonathan DeCarlo earned his B.A. in cinema production in 2009.
10/17/2013 Point Park Alumni Launch Loose Cannon Creative, a Multimedia Company
Jonathan DeCarlo earned his B.A. in cinema production in 2009, and Cristin Goss and Mike DiGuglielmo earned their M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2012.
10/16/2013 Alumni profile: Kevin James Doyle, Actor, Comedian and Writer
The 2008 theatre arts alumnus said the training he received at Point Park gave him the necessary tools to know how to write and perform his own material.
10/16/2013 Broadway's Patrick Cassidy Directs ‘Oklahoma!’
Oklahoma! runs Oct. 18-27 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
10/16/2013 Point Park to Host Prague Writers' Festival October 18-19
This two-day event will feature international writers, poets, historians and journalists.
10/16/2013 Students Gain Hands-On Experience Photographing Ovarian Cancer Walk
The students' photos are considered for use on the NOCC website, in email newsletters, on social media sites or for public relations purposes.
10/15/2013 Graduate Students Engage in Communication Research
Six graduate students will be presenting their juried research papers and competitive posters at the 74th annual Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference at Gannon University.
10/14/2013 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.
10/14/2013 M.B.A. Classes Help Alumna, Thailand Native Be an Effective Supervisor
Meet Wiranya Ratnapinda, a 2012 Point Park M.B.A. alumna and night adult supervisor at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.
10/11/2013 Professor Speaks About Developing Women Leaders at Conference in Colombia
Helena Knörr, Ph.D., recently traveled to Medellín, Colombia, to speak about “Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs.”
10/10/2013 Visiting Artist Cara Friez Brings Industry Experience to Cinema Program
Some of her most notable production opportunities include work for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, As the World Turns, NightTalk on PCNC and the short film Moving in Together.
10/9/2013 Urban Land Institute Honors Point Park With Award for Excellence
Village Park and the Wood Street Corridor, part of the Academic Village Initiative, were recognized with ULI's 2013 Award for Excellence, Visual Place.
10/7/2013 Point Park M.B.A. Director Travels to India and Afghanistan with IACBE Leaders
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., joined the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education on visits to various higher education institutions.
10/4/2013 Dance and History 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.
10/4/2013 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.
10/4/2013 Renowned Psychologist Talks to SAEM Class About the Business of Sports Psychology
Sports psychologist and Point Park alumnus George Pappas, Ph.D., recently lectured at a “Legal Aspects of Sports, Arts and Entertainment” class.
10/3/2013 M.A. Organizational Leadership Program Inspires Alumna to Open New Grocery Store
Meet Deirdre Kane, a 2013 M.A. alumna, production analyst for Highmark and owner of 52nd Street Market.
10/2/2013 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.
9/30/2013 International Business Alumna, BNY Mellon Analyst Discusses Importance of Giving Back
Meet Melisa Chipangila Campbell, a 2009 economics and finance and 2011 M.B.A. alumna of Point Park.
9/27/2013 Point Park Greek Trip Highlights and Study Abroad Discussion on Oct. 24
The event will feature discussion on international travel opportunities for students and a recap of the Point Park 10-day trip to Greece.
9/26/2013 2011 SAEM Alumna is a Marketing Manager for Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc.
Kelsey Williams earned her B.S. degree in sports, arts and entertainment management from Point Park.
9/25/2013 Broadway Actor Gives Students An Inside Talk on the Entertainment Industry
Ben Lipitz, who is currently starring as Pumbaa on the national tour of The Lion King, recently came to Point Park to talk about his career in the entertainment business.
9/24/2013 Joyce Werwie Perry Latest Artist Featured in the Lawrence Hall Gallery
DANCE is a collection of paintings depicting Perry's interpretation of Point Park's dance classes and performances.
9/20/2013 New Graduate Students Encouraged to Be Leaders in their Professions, Community
This fall, Point Park welcomed more than 270 new graduate students and launched four new graduate programs to start the 2013-14 academic year.
9/20/2013 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.
9/18/2013 Master of Science in Environmental Studies Program Growing at Point Park
Students recently presented their research at the Fourth Annual MSES Graduate Seminar.
9/18/2013 World Premiere of ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Features Students, Alumni and Staff
Directed by John Amplas, Soldier’s Heart runs Sept. 27-Oct. 13 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
9/17/2013 Highlights from the Fall 2013 issue of The Point
Get a peek inside of the latest edition of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
9/17/2013 School of Communication Adjunct Faculty Members Win Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award
Gina Catanzarite and Maria Kakay were part of a team that produced "Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis."
9/16/2013 Point Park to Offer Low-Residency M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting
Beginning in the fall of 2014, the Conservatory of Performing Arts will be offering Downtown Pittsburgh's first low-residency Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting and playwriting.
9/11/2013 Broadcasting Alumna Sarah Pisciuneri is an Evening Anchor at WVNS-TV
Pisciuneri says that Point Park gave her the tools she needed to land her first job.
9/11/2013 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.
9/9/2013 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.
9/5/2013 Center for Sports Media and Marketing Hosts Root Sports on Campus Sept. 26
Dan Potash, Shawn McClintock and Rob King will host a panel discussion on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
9/4/2013 Point Park University Welcomes Class of 2017 at Convocation and First Year Frenzy
Freshmen and transfer students participated in activities on and off campus, including a boat ride on the Gateway Clipper and a Convocation ceremony, the official start of the new school year.
8/30/2013 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.
8/29/2013 WPPJ Partners with Pacifica Radio Network
This new partnership provides WPPJ staff members the opportunity for their news reports to broadcast on Pacifica Radio Internet and broadcast member stations.
8/28/2013 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.
8/28/2013 Meet Robert Novia, Psychology Student and Intern at Allegheny General Hospital
Novia is a neuropsychology intern for AGH's psychiatry department.
8/23/2013 Pittsburgh Playhouse Launches New Website
Check out the new website to learn more about the upcoming season lineup, read the latest Playhouse news, view photos or purchase tickets.
8/21/2013 Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ Opens New Season at Pittsburgh Playhouse
Directed by Robert A. Miller (son of Arthur Miller), 'All My Sons' previews on Sept. 5 and runs Sept. 6-22.
8/21/2013 Electrical Engineering Technology Student Interns for Bayer Corporation
Meet William Schuk, a junior electrical engineering technology student from San Jose, Calif.
8/20/2013 Point Park to Host Third Annual Ethical Leadership Speakers Series
The September 19 event will feature speakers from Management Science Associates, Inc. and Westinghouse Electric Company.
8/20/2013 Professors Write Paper on Preventing Fraud through Accounting Information Systems
The paper will be published in the journal Issues in Information Systems.
8/19/2013 Global Studies Student Interns at Downtown Community Development Corporation
Meet Sara Payne, a junior double majoring in journalism and global cultural studies.
8/19/2013 Point Park Hosts Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop
Area high school students explored careers in journalism at the week-long interactive workshops.
8/19/2013 Student Sara Payne Interns at Downtown Community Development Corporation
"In just two years at Point Park, I have been involved in the student newspaper, the Point Park News Service, as well as this internship. A group of students who were active in these college activities and graduated this past May have gone on to find jobs, which proves the point of what these opportunities can do for students after college," said Payne.
8/16/2013 Alumna Jasmine Goldband is a Photographer at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Jasmine Goldband said Point Park's urban campus offered her opportunities to network with media professionals and build a competitive portfolio before embarking on her career.
8/16/2013 High School Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Traditional Animation Camp
During the interactive sessions, the group developed their cartooning skills as they learned classic hand-drawn techniques and the storyboarding process. As part of a production team, they explored stop motion animation to design and bring clay characters to life.
8/16/2013 Internship Profile: School of Communication Student Kathryn Jones, Toonseum
Meet Kathryn Jones, a double major in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
8/16/2013 M.B.A. Degree Leads Alumnus to Dream of Helping People Achieve Their Financial Goals
Meet Thomas Louisy, a 2010 M.B.A. alumnus of Point Park and financial consultant at PNC.
8/15/2013 Marketing Intern at Mario Lemieux Foundation is a Point Park SAEM Major
Meet Stephanie Driscoll, a sport, arts and entertainment management major from Tampa, Fla.
8/6/2013 High School Students Explore Careers in Technical Theatre and Stage Management
Area high school students spent two weeks on Point Park's campus to learn how to stage manage and call a dance performance, operate a light and sound board, hang lights and crew backstage.
8/1/2013 Point Park Hosts First Accounting Career Awareness Program
Point Park welcomed 22 students from a variety of high schools across the Pittsburgh region to learn more about the field of accounting.
7/26/2013 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.
7/26/2013 High School Students Learn the Business of Managing Sports, Arts and Entertainment
Point Park's SAEM program hosted a workshop highlighting the business behind managing sports, arts and live entertainment.
7/26/2013 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.
7/25/2013 Journalism and Multimedia Double Major Lands Internship at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"With professors who give you one-on-one attention, a business-oriented urban setting and classes offering hands-on experience tailored to your goals, Point Park is the perfect recipe for rapid success," Marina Weis said.
7/24/2013 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.
7/23/2013 Club Manager at Heinz Field is a 2013 Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Grad
Meghan McCabe graduated from Point Park's sports, arts and entertainment management program in May.
7/19/2013 Students Embrace Macedonia as Part of Summer Project to Promote Tourism
The "Pioneer 6" group are busy designing menus and brochures and hosting advertising, marketing and photography workshops in Ohrid, Macedonia this summer.
7/18/2013 Point Park Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees
Darrell E. Smalley and Ryan Stana have been elected for membership on Point Park's board of trustees.
7/18/2013 Point Park’s Accelerated Business Program Now Offering Evening Class Schedule
Courses in this program are offered in a seven-week format through a hybrid of traditional and online classes.
7/17/2013 Business Management and M.B.A. Alumnus a Cardiovascular Representative for Cyrolife
Meet Nicholas Colasante, a 2007 and 2004 alumnus of Point Park.
7/16/2013 Junior SAEM Major Lands Two Summer Internships in Live Entertainment
Meet Adam Valen, an SAEM student interning with Drusky Entertainment and Altar TV this summer.
7/15/2013 2012 Alumnus James Ogden is a Stage Manager at North Carolina Dance Theatre
James Ogden II describes the theatre faculty as "working professionals with extensive resumes that continue growth in front of your eyes. The faculty does not only teach what they once knew to be the way, but what they know works out in the world today."
7/15/2013 Alumni Land Jobs at Parsons Dance
Meet 2005 alumna Lauren Garson and 2009 alumnus Ian Spring.
7/15/2013 Alumni Profile: Meet Lauren Garson, Parsons Dance
The 2005 dance alumna participated in the Pre-Professional Dance program before attending Point Park. She credits Point Park for providing her an education that prepared her to succeed in her career.
7/15/2013 Alumnus Ian Spring Credits Point Park's Dance Program for Professional Success
"I would be no where near the dancer I am today had it not been for the teachers I had at Point Park and the classes I took," Spring said.
7/15/2013 New Point Park M.B.A. Degree Prepares Professionals For Global Marketplace
This 36-credit M.B.A. will provide students with a thorough understanding of global business theories as well as the opportunity to engage in real-world, international business practices.
7/15/2013 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.
7/11/2013 Point Park M.B.A. Program Offering Free Informational Luncheon on July 20
Individuals interested in learning more about the M.B.A. degrees offered at Point Park are invited to attend a free luncheon.
7/8/2013 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.
7/8/2013 M.A. Organizational Leadership and Criminal Justice Alumna Working in Arizona
Meet Taneka Davis, an adult probation officer for The Judicial Branch of Arizona - Maricopa County.
7/8/2013 Photojournalism Major an Intern at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club
"Versatility and an understanding of a variety of tools are key traits to have in visual journalism, and the photojournalism program at Point Park addresses that need," School of Communication student Connor Mulvaney said.
7/3/2013 Conservatory Dance Company Announces 2013-2014 season
Point Park honors retiring internationally renowned choreographer Nicolas Petrov with his production of Romeo and Juliet in December.
7/3/2013 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.
7/2/2013 Professor Maharaja Presents on Business of Health Care to Medical Students
Chatham University recently welcomed Point Park's M.B.A. program director to present on "The Business of Health Care" to its physician assistant students.
7/1/2013 Playhouse Jr. Announces 2013-2014 Season
Conservatory of Performing Arts students have leading roles both on and off stage to help bring 'Wind in the Willows,’ ‘Hush,’ and 'Spelling Bee' to life.
6/28/2013 High School Students Explore Careers in Journalism at Summer Media Workshops
Students networked with media professionals from the Tribune-Review, CW Pittsburgh, toured PNC Park, Consol Energy Center and Stage AE during the week-long sports and arts and entertainment workshops.
6/28/2013 School of Communication Students Travel Abroad to Study Media Landscape in Germany
Media and historical visits included Die Welt, Ketchum Pleon, Freie University, BMW Munich headquarters and museum, Dachau Concentration Camp and the Neuschwanstein Castle.
6/27/2013 Deborah Kostrub Scott Returns to School for Bachelor's in Accounting
Deborah Kostrub Scott was honored with a $3,000-level multi-year scholarship.
6/27/2013 Point Park Accounting Students Win Multi-Year Scholarships from PICPA
Melinda Brake and Deborah Kostrub Scott were recently honored with $4,000 and $3,000 multi-year scholarships, respectively.
6/27/2013 Point Park Preparing Adult Student Melinda Brake for Career in Accounting
Melinda Brake was awarded a $4,000-level multi-year scholarship from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
6/26/2013 Broadway's Patrick Cassidy Directs 'Oklahoma' for Conservatory Theatre
Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including a special, student-devised production, a rock musical and a famous Irish play, in the 2013-2014 season.
6/26/2013 Point Park Students Take on Variety of Internships this Summer
From the Pittsburgh Pirates to Allegheny General Hospital, students are gaining real-world experience through various summer internships.
6/19/2013 Internationally Acclaimed Summer Dance Festival Selects SAEM Major for Internship
Meet Rachel Winkler, a sport, arts and entertainment management major interning with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival this summer.
6/19/2013 M.B.A. Director Presents on Higher Ed Recruitment Challenges at Conference
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., presented at the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education’s Summer Institute for Chairs and Deans.
6/18/2013 Alumni Profile: Meet Doug Andiorio, Client Program Coordinator at Valassis
Andiorio said he loved the idea of going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh, sharing the sidewalks and streets with business professionals working at some of the biggest companies in town.
6/18/2013 M.A. Alumna Carla Leininger is Web Marketing Project Manager at Eaton Corporation
The 2008 graduate earned her master's degree while working full time and being a mom. She said one of the best things about the program was being able to hear from professionals in the field.
6/17/2013 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.
6/14/2013 Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Junior Interning for Altoona Curve
Point Park student Samantha Lynn is interning for the Altoona Curve this summer.
6/13/2013 Point Park University Police Officers Participate in 3rd Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics
Point Park police officers ran just over three miles in Downtown Pittsburgh in support of Special Olympics athletes.
6/7/2013 Communication Grad and International Student Credits Point Park for Success
Point Park's School of Communication provided international and transfer student Shiho Nagai the opportunity to study advertising, earn a college degree and secure a job after graduation.
6/6/2013 Point Park Hosts Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge competition
More than 90 high school students representing a dozen high schools participated in the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania’s Titan Business Challenge Grand Championship
6/6/2013 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.
6/5/2013 Alumni Profile: Meet Dave Droxler, Actor and Playwright
Droxler said the thing that piqued his interest the most at Point Park was the intimacy of the class size and the opportunity to learn from teachers who have an eclectic range of acting methods.
6/5/2013 Point Park Professors, Student and Alumni Honored at Golden Quill Awards
The Golden Quill competition recognizes professional excellence in journalism in Western Pennsylvania.
6/4/2013 Accounting Grad David McCombie Working for KPMG as a Regulatory Risk Analyst
2013 accounting alumnus David McCombie landed a position with KPMG as regulatory risk analyst.
6/4/2013 Recent Grads Land Jobs with Big Four Accounting Firm
Months before graduating from Point Park, 2013 accounting alumni Matthew Annechiarico and David McCombie were hired by KPMG.
6/4/2013 Toronto Native and Alumnus Matthew Annecchiarico a Staff Accountant at KPMG
Annecchiarico graduated in May 2013 with a B.S. in accounting and minor in business management.
6/3/2013 Mass Communication Alumna is Strategic Enrollment Consultant at TWG Plus
2005 alumna Stacey Kammerdiener said one of the reasons she chose Point Park is because of its Downtown Pittsburgh location.
5/31/2013 The REP Announces 2013 - 2014 Season
The season opens Sept. 6 and runs through April 6 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
5/30/2013 Assistant Professor of Screenwriting Steve Cuden Pens "Beating Broadway"
Assistant Professor Steve Cuden's new book, "Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations," published in April.
5/30/2013 Graduate Business Professor Presents at Fourth International Space Arts Workshop
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., recently co-presented on the topic “Economics/Exonomics and Outer Space."
5/30/2013 Psychology Major Named Outstanding Arts and Sciences Senior and Student Leader
Meet Karly Shorts, a 2013 psychology alumna of Point Park.
5/30/2013 Rosemarie Papariella Selected as Point Park’s PICPA Outstanding Accounting Senior
This award is given to students who shine in academia, express a serious interest in accounting and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in accounting.
5/22/2013 2012 Cinema Alumni Working on Second Short Film, Front Galley
2012 cinema arts alumni Mark Christian and Madeline Puzzo co-wrote their second film, Front Galley.
5/22/2013 Cinema Alumnus' Short Film Awarded Second Prize at Steeltown Film Factory Competition
2004 alumnus Glenn Syska's short film, "The Sketch," earned second prize at the 2013 Steeltown Film Factory competition.
5/22/2013 Intercollegiate Film Fest Showcases Point Park Student Filmmakers
Seven of the 12 official selections in the first annual Shot for Shot: Student Film Festival feature the work of Point Park students.
5/21/2013 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.
5/21/2013 Photography, Engineering Department Collaborate on Time-Lapse Camera Dolly Project
Photography students will have the opportunity to practice their skills on a new time-lapse camera dolly built by their own Point Park classmates in the engineering technology department.
5/20/2013 Adam Sutermaster Named Outstanding Graduating Senior for School of Business
Sutermaster earned his Bachelor of Science in sport, arts and entertainment management from Point Park.
5/20/2013 Joann K. Falbo Featured Artist in the Lawrence Hall Gallery
The work of Joann K. Falbo, late sister of renowned Pittsburgh developer Ralph Falbo, will be the highlight of Point Park's Lawrence Hall Gallery beginning May 25.
5/20/2013 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.
5/17/2013 Academic Village showcased on Downtown economic development tour
Point Park’s success in building a vibrant living and learning hub in Downtown Pittsburgh will be highlighted as part of a tour showing the central business district’s transformation into a bustling neighborhood where people live, work and play round the clock.
5/17/2013 Houston Metropolitan Dance Company is Home to Six Point Park Alumni
Dance alumni Mia Angelini, Allie Kronick, Marlana Doyle, Patti Hogan, Kiki Lucas and Terrill Mitchell discuss their Point Park experience and offer career advice to students.
5/17/2013 M.B.A. Graduate Takes on Leadership Role at CVS Caremark
Meet Pamela Zagar, a 2010 and 1990 alumna of Point Park and Medicare operations supervisor for CVS Caremark.
5/16/2013 "Real And World" Marketing Campaign Receives Two CUPPIE Awards
CUPRAP honors communicators in education at the sixth annual CUPPIE Awards on Thursday, March 14.
5/16/2013 Alumni Profile: Meet Amanda King, Multimedia Journalist for the Beaver County Times
School of Communication alumna Amanda King earned a B.A. in broadcasting reporting in 2012.
5/16/2013 Dance Students Perform, Connect with Industry Professionals in New York City
Sixteen Point Park dancers shared the Joyce Theater stage with principal dancers from The New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.
5/16/2013 M.A. Alumna Ashley Pasay is a Senior Digital Marketing Strategist at Highmark, Inc.
Alumna Ashley (Orr) Pasay said Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh location and flexibility of the program allowed her to continue working while earning her M.A. degree.
5/15/2013 Highlights from the Spring 2013 issue of The Point
Get a peek inside of the latest edition of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
5/15/2013 Information Technology Graduate Working for Global Technology Company
Meet William Constant, a 2011 information technology alumnus of Point Park.
5/15/2013 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.
5/14/2013 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.
5/13/2013 New Mural Energizes Lawrence Hall Staircase
Pittsburgh artist Philip Salvato created a mural with vibrant, free-flowing colors that fits into an arch-shaped niche in the historic stone staircase.
5/13/2013 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.
5/10/2013 29 graduating seniors receive Honors Program certificates
To receive the Honors Program certificate, students needed to complete six honors courses, with a 3.5 GPA in those courses and a 3.0 GPA overall.
5/10/2013 Point Park's 53rd Annual Commencement and Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
In early May, Point Park graduated 685 undergraduate students and 251 graduate students at ceremonies that celebrated their academic achievements. View slideshows.
5/10/2013 President Hennigan to be guest on PNC Business Journal radio show May 13
Hennigan will discuss Downtown development with host Sy Holzer, president of PNC Bank. Tune in to 1410 AM on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
5/9/2013 Students and Faculty Travel to Germany for Sixth Annual Media Trip
Eleven students and four faculty members will spend two weeks examining German media and culture.
5/8/2013 Heidi Schlegel Receives Conservatory's Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Cinema arts major Heidi Schlegel shares her most rewarding experiences at Point Park and advice to today's students.
5/8/2013 Meet Aimee-Marie Dorsten, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
Aimee-Marie Dorsten, Ph.D., is assistant professor of journalism and mass communication in Point Park's School of Communication.
5/8/2013 The Changing Face of Sports Journalism Topic of Sports Media and Marketing Event
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing concluded the 2012-13 academic year with a presentation by Point Park alumnus and sports journalist Michael DeCourcy.
5/8/2013 Zoe Sadler Receives Outstanding Graduating Senior and Honors Award
Meet Zoë Sadler a double major in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
5/6/2013 Baldwin Assistant EMS Chief Pursues Public Administration Degree at Point Park
Todd Plunkett is pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in public administration with a concentration in EMS.
5/6/2013 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.
5/6/2013 Silk Road Exhibit Provides Practical Experience for Photography Students
Silk Road, a photo exhibition of images taken along the Silk Road in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and India, runs through Aug. 9 in the Lawrence Hall Gallery.
5/3/2013 Meet Dennis DiPasquale, Account Executive and M.B.A. and SAEM alumnus
Alumnus Dennis DiPasquale earned his bachelor's degree in 2007 and his M.B.A. in 2009, both from Point Park.
5/3/2013 Point Park inducts 52 students into honor society
The Alpha Chi National College Honor Society invites juniors and seniors in the top 10 percent of their class to join.
5/3/2013 Recent Alumna Interning for Global Music Foundation in California
Meet Robyn Roux, a 2012 global cultural studies alumna.
5/2/2013 Journalism Student Andrew Goldstein Receives Myron Cope Scholarship
The Myron Cope Endowed Scholarship benefits journalism and broadcasting students at Point Park University.
5/2/2013 Point Park recognizes student accomplishments at Outstanding Student Awards celebration
More than 300 students, faculty, family and friends gathered at the Fairmont Pittsburgh for an elegant awards program to cap the 2012-13 academic year.
5/1/2013 Student Profile: SAEM Major Interning for the Pittsburgh Pirates this Summer
Sport, arts and entertainment management major Evan Schall is interning for the Pittsburgh Pirates this summer.
4/30/2013 Academy Award-Nominated Director Hosts Master Class at Point Park
"From idea to Oscar nomination: Making a documentary that can make it to market," was the topic of the April 5 master class.
4/30/2013 Human Resource Management Alumna Lands Position with Reed Smith
Meet Rebekah Coley, a 2012 alumna of Point Park's human resource management program.
4/29/2013 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.
4/29/2013 Highmark Employee Returns to Point Park for Information Technology Degree
Janet Barone earned her B.S. and M.B.A. from Point Park and has returned for a post-baccalaureate degree in information technology.
4/29/2013 Students Encouraged to Find Their Personal Stories at Human Rights Symposium
Annie Siebert, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter, and Assistant Professors Karen Dwyer, Ph.D., and J. Dwight Hines, Ph.D., led a panel discussion and workshops with students to create a skit, story or a piece of art that described a particular human rights violation.
4/28/2013 Point Park students run, volunteer, play and dance for Pioneer Community Day 2013
Point Park students spent hours of their free time on a chilly Saturday to give back, clean up and help out in Downtown Pittsburgh as part of the University’s annual Pioneer Community Day.
4/26/2013 Acting Alumnus Amadeo Fusca Roasts Comedian Jack Black
The 2009 alumnus earned a spot as a comedian roast at the Jack Black Roast on April 5.
4/26/2013 Cinema Students’ Short Film Selected for World’s Largest Youth Film Festival
A Matter of Time features Point Park students Joe Balewski, producer, Graham Caroll, editor, Blase Ward, sound designer, and Sam Mosco, director of photography.
4/26/2013 High School Students Explore Creative Careers for a Changing Media World
School of Communication alumni Sarah Sudar, Steve Maffei Jr., Rachel Carlson and Jesse Colaizzi offered career advice to high school students on April 5.
4/26/2013 Students to Create Communications Plan to Promote Tourism in Macedonia
Six students will travel abroad to Ohrid, Macedonia for eight weeks to develop an Integrated Marketing Communications plan to promote tourism for the town.
4/24/2013 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.
4/23/2013 Point Park hosting Pittsburgh mayoral candidates forum on design issues May 8
With the Pennsylvania primary election just weeks away, Point Park University will host an evening with the candidates running for Pittsburgh mayor at a special event that will focus on growth, design, and community and economic development.
4/23/2013 Professors, Alumna Discuss International Student Recruitment at IACBE Conference
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., Archish Maharaja, Ed.D. and M.B.A. alumna Dawn Parasolick, presented at the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education’s annual conference.
4/22/2013 High School Students Spend the Day at Stage AE for SAEM Workshop
Approximately 80 high school students spent the day at Stage AE for a workshop hosted by Point Park’s sport, arts and entertainment program.
4/22/2013 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.
4/19/2013 Honors Program students present academic work at conference
Six Point Park University Honors Program students took part in this year’s Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference in Philadelphia April 4-7.
4/19/2013 Stage AE Hires Another Recent Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Graduate
Alison Maternowski graduated in December with a B.S. in SAEM and now works for Stage AE.
4/19/2013 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.
4/17/2013 Sports Journalist and Alumnus Michael DeCourcy to Speak at Point Park April 17
The Changing Face of Sports Journalism will be held Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
4/16/2013 Workshop on Sports Management Jobs and Internships Hosted by SAEM Program
Students interested in the sports management industry recently attended an online internship and job workshop on campus.
4/15/2013 M.B.A. Alumna's Internship with Urban Innovation21 Leads to Full-Time Job
Meet Alyssa Tress, a 2012 Point Park M.B.A. alumna and internship coordinator for Urban Innovation21.
4/15/2013 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.
4/15/2013 Student Accounting Association Tours C.P.A. Firm Schneider Downs
The students met with hiring managers who gave advice on how to obtain internships and prepare for careers in accounting.
4/12/2013 Globe Editorial Staff Takes Eight First Place Awards at Journalism Conference
The Globe won 11 Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 4 Spring Conference on April 6.
4/12/2013 Meet Photojournalism Major and Transfer Student Sean McKeag
Sean McKeag discusses why he chose to transfer to Point Park to study photojournalism.
4/12/2013 Photographic Arts Lecture Features Anne Leighton Massoni April 26
Anne Leighton Massoni will present two of her works, "Holding" and "Yours & Mine." Her work relates to ideas of both real and fabricated memories, using a variety of film and digital techniques.
4/12/2013 Stage Management, Technical Theatre/Design Students Receive Awards, Network at Conferences
Point Park students attended the South Eastern Theatre Conference and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference, earning awards at both.
4/10/2013 English Program Gave Alumna a Solid Foundation for Law School
Meet Elizabeth (Bliss) Soucek, a 2007 alumna of Point Park's English program.
4/9/2013 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.
4/8/2013 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.
4/8/2013 Point Park to Host Variety of Summer Programs for High School Students
From animation to accounting, Point Park University will be offering a wide variety of summer camps for high school students this year.
4/5/2013 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.
4/4/2013 Communication Student Receives Media Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship
Meet Kim Roberts, a sophomore double majoring in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
4/3/2013 Accounting Major Awarded Financial Executives International Scholarship
Eric Davis was selected to receive the Kuldeep Shastri Scholarship from the Pittsburgh Chapter of Financial Executives International.
4/2/2013 Point Park to Host Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium on April 12
Drew Kahn, theatre professor at Buffalo State College and director of the Anne Frank Project, is the keynote Speaker. The event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. in the GRW Theatre.
4/2/2013 Robert A. Miller, Acclaimed Producer, Director and Screenwriter, Will Deliver Point Park University’s 53rd Commencement Address
Point Park's Commencement will be held Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at Consol Energy Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/2/2013 Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management High School Workshop Slated for July 15-17
High school students interested in the sport, arts and entertainment management fields are encouraged to come to a summer workshop hosted by Point Park’s SAEM program.
3/29/2013 Screenwriting Class Hears First-Hand from Writer, Producer Norman Steinberg
Assistant Professor Steve Cuden's Intermediate Screenwriting class welcomed Norman Steinberg to offer career advice on March 19.
3/28/2013 Stage AE’s Box Office Supervisor is a 2011 SAEM Alumnus
Sport, arts and entertainment management alum Jeremy Olson is also the stage manager for the band The Clarks.
3/28/2013 Explore Extraterrestrial Issues at a Faculty-Student Colloquium April 4
Attendees will be encouraged to analyze issues of planetary proportions that can have global implications.
3/28/2013 Theatre and Forensic Science Classes Collaborate on Mock Crime Scene Project
Students in the Introduction to Stage Properties class collaborated with forensic science students in the Development of the Death Investigation System course to create and process a mock crime scene on campus.
3/25/2013 Cinema Arts Students Learn From Oscar-Nominated Animator Bill Plympton
Point Park’s cinema arts department partnered with the Toonseum to bring Plympton, an Oscar-nominated animator, to teach a master class on Saturday, March 16.
3/25/2013 Point Park operating on weather delay on Monday, March 25; Classes begin after 10 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, Point Park University classes for Monday, March 25 will begin after 10 a.m. Classes scheduled to start before 10 a.m. will not be held today. Classes scheduled to start after 10 a.m. will be held.
3/25/2013 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.
3/25/2013 Transfer Student Alex Peterson Discusses Why He Chose to Attend Point Park
Meet broadcasting reporting major Alex Peterson.
3/22/2013 Point Park celebrates international cultures with spring festival
Point Park students shared traditions marking the arrival of spring at this year’s Global Festival Celebration, which brought ethnic foods, crafts and even Polynesian dancers to campus.
3/21/2013 2012 Alumna is Web Designer and Developer at United Steelworkers
Alumna Erin Price earned a B.A. in multimedia in 2012.
3/21/2013 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.
3/21/2013 Faculty Profile: Meet John Rice, Senior Teaching Artist, Cinema Arts
John Rice, senior teaching artist at Point Park, received his B.A. in film/television production from Penn State University.
3/21/2013 Kaleidoscope exhibit opens March 22 in Lawrence Hall Gallery
The work of four emerging artists of Pittsburgh is the focus of a new exhibition at Point Park University’s Lawrence Hall Gallery. Entitled Point Park Project 1: Kaleidoscope, the exhibit opens Friday, March 22 and runs through May 12.
3/21/2013 Students to Present at Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention
Five students in the research methods class, taught by Associate Professor Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., will present their research papers April 24-28 at the Omni William Penn Hotel.
3/20/2013 Adjunct Professor Andrew Conte Honored by Scripps Howard Foundation
In the category of business/economics reporting, Conte won the William Brewster Styles Award for "$hadow Economy," co-written with reporter Lou Kilzer and editor Jim Wilhelm.
3/19/2013 M.B.A. International Alum a Mortgage Servicing Specialist for Bank of America
Paul Nutter is a 2010 M.B.A. alumnus and adjunct faculty member at Point Park.
3/15/2013 M.A. Organizational Leadership Courses Help Highmark Employee Grow as a Team Leader
Meet Kara Jones, a 2012 alumna of the Master of Arts in organizational leadership program.
3/13/2013 Center for Sports Media presents ESPN University: Connecting Brands with Fans
ESPN's Cindy Freed and Carrie Brzezinski are featured panelists for the March 19 event.
3/13/2013 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.
3/13/2013 Speaking Light Lecture Features Photographer Chloe Isadora Reison
The next event will be held March 29 at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
3/13/2013 Turner Broadcasting's Jeff Gregor Shares the Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies
Jeff Gregor, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for TNT and TBS and general manager of TCM led a presentation on The Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
3/13/2013 Turner Broadcasting's Jeff Gregor Shares the Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies
Jeff Gregor, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for TNT and TBS and general manager of TCM led a presentation on The Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
3/12/2013 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.
3/12/2013 WPPJ receives first place awards at annual broadcasting conference
WPPJ received first place awards in the categories of “Best Sports Update" and "Best Celebrity Interview" at the Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards March 1-3 in New York City.
3/11/2013 Award-winning playwright David Caudle hosts workshop with theatre majors
Caudle hosted a workshop on his new play, Leg Man, with eight theatre students, Feb. 11-17 on campus. Adjunct faculty member Tammy Ryan served as the director.
3/11/2013 Communication Professor to Address World Journalism Education Council in Belgium
Professor Timothy Hudson, Ph.D., will present "Social Responsibility of Journalists on a Global Scale" at the World Journalism Education Council in Mechelen, Belgium.
3/11/2013 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.
3/8/2013 School of Communication student selected as intern for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Marina Weis, a double major in journalism and multimedia, was recommended by School of Communication faculty for this highly competitive internship program.
3/7/2013 SAEM Students Work for Bon Jovi Concert and Get Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Four SAEM majors assisted with a Bon Jovi concert and got a behind-the-scenes look at the show just hours before it went live.
3/5/2013 2010 Alumna is Director of Marketing and Communications at Highmark Stadium
Angela Nelson received her B.A. in public relations and advertising in 2010.
3/5/2013 Internship Leads to Full-Time Job for Public Relations and Advertising Alumna
Meet public relations and advertising alumna Stacey Simon, UPMC’s first full-time social media manager
3/1/2013 Academy Award-Nominated Animator to Host Master Class at Point Park
Bill Plympton will host a screening of his animations and teach a master class on March 15 and 16 in the GRW Theatre. The public is invited to attend.
3/1/2013 Students on Spring Break March 2 - March 8
All University offices will remain open during spring break.
3/1/2013 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.
2/28/2013 SAEM Club Members Travel to Los Angeles for Pollstar Live! Music Conference
Members of Point Park’s sport, arts and entertainment management club traveled across the country to experience the Pollstar Live! 2013 Music Conference.
2/27/2013 Women's Basketball Team Advances to National Championship
Point Park's women's basketball team beat Asbury University to become the 2012-2013 KIAC champions.
2/26/2013 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.
2/26/2013 Hollywood Director Offers Career Advice to Cinema Arts Class
Director and actor Rusty Cundieff spoke to the students in the acting and directing for writers class on Feb. 11 in the GRW Theatre.
2/25/2013 Graduate Student Association to Host Global Trivia College Bowl on March 22
Students are invited to expand their cultural knowledge and network with colleagues at the inaugural Global Trivia College Bowl.
2/22/2013 M.B.A. Degree Helps Alum Expand UPMC's Sports Concussion Outreach Program
Meet Patrick Huber, a 2009 alumnus of Point Park's M.B.A. program.
2/22/2013 Turner Broadcasting's Jeff Gregor to Speak at Point Park Feb. 27
The Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies event will be held at 1 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
2/21/2013 On-Campus Career Event Connects Students to Internships and Jobs
More than 200 students in search of internships and jobs attended the SAEM Career Event on Feb. 12.
2/21/2013 Photojournalism alumna is featured presenter at Speaking Light lecture Feb. 22
Jessica Steigerwald Toro earned a B.A. in photojournalism at Point Park in 2008. She will present her master's thesis at the lecture at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium.
2/21/2013 Theatre alumnus E. Clayton Cornelious lands leading role in Sister Act
Cornelious earned a B.A. in theatre in 1998. He returned to campus to hold a Q&A with students.
2/21/2013 Turner Broadcasting's Jeff Gregor to Speak at Point Park Feb. 27
The Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies event will be held at 1 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
2/14/2013 School of Communication faculty member presents work in Macedonia and Sweden
Johan Yssel, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Communication, recently presented his work internationally.
2/12/2013 Information Technology Grad a Global Network Manager For Holtec International
Meet Jonathan Geyer, a 2011 information technology alumnus of Point Park.
2/8/2013 Cinema alumnus is assistant editor on film showcased at Sundance Film Festival
2006 cinema arts alum Steve Jacks worked as assistant editor on "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete," which was showcased at the Sundance Film Festival.
2/7/2013 Alumni Dancers Teach in Suriname
August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble members perform for youth in South America.
2/6/2013 Internship leads to part-time job for cinema student Heidi Schlegel
Meet Heidi Schlegel, a senior majoring in cinema arts.
2/6/2013 M.A. and M.B.A. alum Shannon Farr is a senior communications specialist at Westinghouse
Shannon Farr earned an M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2008 and an M.B.A. in 2011, both from Point Park.
2/6/2013 M.B.A. and M.A. alum Shannon Farr is a senior communications specialist at Westinghouse
Shannon Farr earned an M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2008 and an M.B.A. in 2011, both from Point Park.
2/6/2013 Multimedia major Nikki Williams is intern at Fourth Economy Consulting
Nikki Williams discusses how she landed her internship at Fourth Economy and the real-world experience she is gaining.
2/6/2013 Student double majoring in journalism and multimedia interned at Pittsburgh City Paper
Nicole Chynoweth discusses the real-world experience she gained during her internship at Pittsburgh City Paper.
2/6/2013 WPPJ nominated for five Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards
Professor David Fabilli and Point Park students will attend the 73rd Annual IBS National Conference in New York City in March.
2/5/2013 Alumnus Working as a Senior Information Technology Security Analyst for K&L Gates
Meet Carl Skiles, a 2008 alumnus of the accelerated information technology and management program.
2/4/2013 Point Park students celebrate Martin Luther King Day on campus, at inauguration
Point Park University observed Martin Luther King Day with creative activities on campus, and for 49 adventurous students, a same-day bus trip to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
2/4/2013 Point Park to host lecture on media strategy at Highmark Stadium on Feb. 12
2010 alum Angela Nelson, director of marketing and communications at Highmark Stadium, is the featured speaker.
2/1/2013 Meet M.B.A. alum May Lebo, Kenyan native and social media manager for Kali TV Online
Lebo earned her M.B.A. in 2011 and her B.A. in mass communication in 2008, both from Point Park.
1/29/2013 2012 grad Jace Lumley is photo editor at GQ
Meet alumnus Jace Lumley, a transfer student and graduate of the School of Communication's photojournalism program.
1/29/2013 Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Career Event at Point Park on Feb. 12
Hosted by the SAEM program and Career Development Center, this event is open to all college students in the region.
1/28/2013 Point Park operating on weather delay on Monday, Jan. 28; classes begin after 10 a.m.
Classes scheduled to start before 10 a.m. will not be held today. Classes scheduled to start after 10 a.m. will be held. University offices will open at 10 a.m. Check back for any updates.
1/24/2013 Internal Events Coordinator for Phipps Conservatory is a 2012 SAEM Alum
Rachel Kernic graduated in May 2012 from Point Park University with a bachelor's degree in sport, arts and entertainment management.
1/23/2013 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.
1/22/2013 Alumni profile: Meet Natalie Orio, media client services manager at cj Advertising
Natalie (Urban) Orio received her B.A. in photojournalism in 2006.
1/21/2013 Alumna Working for Palace Sports & Entertainment, Mentoring SAEM Students
Meet Mallory Schirr, a 2009 SAEM graduate and executive assistant for events & booking at Palace Sports & Entertainment.
1/21/2013 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.
1/21/2013 Speaking Light Lecture Features Photographer Andy Bloxham
The next event will be held Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.
1/17/2013 Photography students present collection of artwork during senior thesis critique
Photography students in the Senior Thesis I seminar presented their work-in-progress to the University community during the senior thesis midterm critique.
1/16/2013 Business Management and M.B.A. Alum a Marketing Manager for Greiner Bio-One
Mackenzie Farone earned a Bachelor of Science in business management in 2009 and an M.B.A. in 2011, both from Point Park.
1/16/2013 Faculty Profile: Meet Associate Professor Jeremy Braverman, Cinema Arts
Associate Professor Jeremy Braverman earned his M.F.A in film and video from Columbia College and a B.A. in politics from Cornell College. He has been teaching the craft of filmmaking to aspiring artists at the university level since 2000. Outside of his first love of teaching, he is an independent filmmaker and works as a freelance director and assistant director.
1/16/2013 Public Administration Program First in Pa to be Recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration
The public administration program at Point Park University is the first institution in Pennsylvania — and one of only 13 colleges and universities nationwide — to be recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration.
1/15/2013 Highlights from the Winter 2013 issue of The Point
Get a peek inside of the latest edition of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
1/14/2013 Meet Greg Porter, Public Administration Student and EMS Assistant Director
Porter is pursuing his bachelor's degree in public administration with concentrations in EMS and fire service administration.
1/14/2013 Students hear first-hand how social media in sports have changed the game
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing hosted Game Changer: Social Media in Sports featuring guest panelists Terry Rodgers, Jennifer Bullano and Natalie Bigley.
1/11/2013 On-Site M.B.A. Program Offers Convenience and Flexibility For GAI Engineering Manager
Meet John Nicholson, Jr., PE, a student in the M.B.A. on-site program and a senior engineering manager for GAI Consultants, Inc.
1/10/2013 SAEM grad begins career in entertainment field with ShowClix position
Following graduation, alumnus Brandon Dujmic landed a position with ShowClix, Inc. in Pittsburgh.
1/9/2013 Alumna is Marketing Coordinator at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Meet Mallory Laporte, a 2006 graduate of the public relations and advertising program.
1/9/2013 Theatre alumnus lands leading role in 'Not Fade Away'
Meet John Magaro, a 2005 alumnus of the theatre program.
1/7/2013 2009 Dance Alumnus Luke Murphy Returned to Pittsburgh to Showcase 'Drenched'
Meet B.F.A. in dance alumnus Luke Murphy, a choreographer and dancer.
1/7/2013 Professor writes liner notes for No. 1 album on JazzWeek Music Chart
Professor David Fabilli composed the liner notes for 'Naturally' by HighNote Records. The album was been No. 1 on the JazzWeek music chart for three weeks.
1/7/2013 School of Business Hosting Open House for High School Students on Feb. 9
High school students are invited to meet Point Park University School of Business faculty at an open house on Sat., Feb. 9.
1/7/2013 Theatre Alumni, Faculty and Student Showing Off in a Grand Way in CLO Cabaret
'A Grand Night for Singing,' directed by Assistant Professor Jack Allison and choreographed by Associate Professor Kiesha Lalama, runs through Jan. 20 at the CLO Cabaret.
12/31/2012 Portfolio Animation Workshop to be held for High School Students
The cinema arts department will host a Portfolio Animation Workshop for high school juniors and seniors on Jan. 26.
12/20/2012 Honors Student Studies, Explores and Photographs Grand Canyon
Photography student Madeline McKain spent a semester studying and exploring the Grand Canyon, including a rafting trip down the Colorado River.
12/20/2012 Students on holiday break through Jan. 11
University offices will be closed for the holiday from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2.
12/19/2012 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.
12/19/2012 Honors Student Studies, Explores and Photographs Grand Canyon
Photography student Madeline McKain spent a semester studying and exploring the Grand Canyon, including a rafting trip down the Colorado River.
12/18/2012 Meet Luis Palacios-Salguero, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
Assistant Professor Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D., teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Money and Banking and International Economics, among other courses.
12/17/2012 Students from Various Majors Compete in Fifth Annual Business Plan Contest
Students in various majors across the University participated in the fifth annual Business Plan Contest hosted by the School of Business.
12/12/2012 Point Park News Service Class Lets Students Dig into Campaign Ad Spending
Eight students in the Point Park News Service course participated in a unique assignment to obtain and document the money trail for the election campaign advertising buys.
12/12/2012 Student Profile: Audrey Eisentrout, Double Majoring in Premed and Biological Sciences
Eisentrout is from Cumberland, Md., and plans to graduate in May 2015.
12/11/2012 Musical Theatre Grad Performs in 'Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking'
Meet B.F.A. in musical theatre alumnus Marcus Stevens, an actor and writer.
12/11/2012 Veteran Actor F. Murray Abraham Offers Career Advice to Conservatory Students
F. Murray Abraham participated in a question-and-answer session with students and worked with them on scenes and monologues.
12/10/2012 SAEM Alumna Lands Account Executive Position with Leading Advertising Agency
Meet 2010 SAEM alum Caroline Bovalino, an account executive for MARC USA.
12/7/2012 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Honors Point Park With “Community Transportation Excellence Award”
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania honored its 2012 Commonwealth Awards recipients, including Point Park, at a Dec. 5 event held on the University campus.
12/7/2012 Meet M.A. Alumna Kaitlyn Kline, Social Media Coordinator at Smith Brothers Agency
Kaitlyn Kline is a 2012 graduate of the M.A. in journalism and mass communication program at Point Park University.
12/6/2012 Alumnus is Assistant Director of Sales for the Reading Fightin Phils
Anthony Pignetti earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcasting reporting from Point Park and is an assistant director of sales for the Reading Fightin Phils.
12/6/2012 School of Business Students Compete as Finalists in Auditing Case Study Competition
Accounting students Heidi Gregori, Rosemarie Papariella and Deborah Kostrub Scott along with IT major Justin Smith were named as finalists in the first Pittsburgh Institute of Internal Auditors/Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Case Study Competition.
12/6/2012 School of Communication alumna authors 'Carson's Big Adventure'
Jennifer Fitch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication from Point Park in 2004. She recently authored the children's book 'Carson's Big Adventure.'
12/5/2012 M.A. Organizational Leadership Student Honored by the PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kenyan native and grad student George Githiaka was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants with a $3,000-level multiyear scholarship.
12/4/2012 School of Communication presents Shaun Slifer at Speaking Light lecture Dec. 6
The next Speaking Light lecture on the photographic arts will be held on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium and will feature local artist Shaun Slifer.
11/30/2012 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.
11/28/2012 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.
11/28/2012 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.
11/28/2012 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.
11/28/2012 Student Accounting Association Hosts Speakers from Small and Large Public Accounting Firms
The Student Accounting Association recently hosted presentations by Ron Mock, founding partner of Mock, Bosco and Associates, P.C. and his son, Jeff Mock, audit manager at Ernst & Young.
11/28/2012 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.
11/27/2012 COPA Alumna and Former Student Perform in National Tour of 'Jersey Boys'
Musical theatre alumna Candi Boyd and former musical theatre student Natalie Gallo returned to Pittsburgh to perform in 'Jersey Boys' at the Benedum Center.
11/27/2012 Faculty Profile: Meet Andrew Halasz, Cinema Arts
Assistant Professor Andrew Halasz received his M.F.A. in film and digital technology from Chatham College and a B.A. in communications from William Patterson University. He is a filmmaker and media artist originally from New Jersey.
11/27/2012 Public Administration Professor Leads Medical Team in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts
Equipped with an extensive background in emergency management, Robert Skertich, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration, led relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
11/20/2012 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.
11/20/2012 Meet David Rowell, Assistant Professor of Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management
David Rowell, M.F.A., assistant professor of sport, arts and entertainment management, has taught and worked in theatre management all over the United States.
11/19/2012 2012 Alumna Works as Haunt Manager at The Scarehouse
Lori Colbert received her B.F.A. in technical theatre and design in 2012.
11/19/2012 Alumnus Rob Ashford to Choreograph 2013 Academy Awards
Rob Ashford, a 1983 graduate of the dance program, will choreograph and provide musical staging for the Academy Awards on Feb. 24.
11/19/2012 Cinema Arts Alumnus is Art Director for 'The Umbrella Man'
Meet Shawn D. Bronson, a 2008 cinema arts graduate.
11/19/2012 M.B.A. Alumna Christine Demore is BNY Mellon Global Pricing Operations Manager
Meet Christine Demore, 2012 M.B.A. alum and global pricing operations manager for Bank of New York Mellon.
11/19/2012 Meet B.A. Alumna and Yelp Community Manager Rachel Carlson
Rachel Carlson is a 2004 alumna of Point Park's School of Communication.
11/15/2012 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.
11/15/2012 Family Weekend 2012: Point Park students, families gather for fun in Pittsburgh
Nearly 500 Point Park students and their families enjoyed a variety of fun activities and delicious food during Family Weekend 2012, held Oct. 12-14 on campus and various locations in the city of Pittsburgh.
11/15/2012 Point Park adds support to retail initiative for Downtown Pittsburgh
Point Park University is taking a leading – and very visible – role in supporting an ambitious initiative to attract and retain retail businesses in Downtown Pittsburgh, including city blocks interwoven with the University’s campus.
11/13/2012 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.
11/13/2012 Point Park University Announces New Board of Trustees Appointments
Point Park University has announced the election of Antoine G. Chammas, Robin Connolly, Cynthia D. Shapira and Darryl Ford Williams for membership on the Board of Trustees.
11/13/2012 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.
11/12/2012 Alumna is Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Sandler Training
Alumna Lindsey Demetris earned a B.A. in theatre arts and a M.A. in journalism and mass communication from Point Park.
11/12/2012 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.
11/8/2012 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.
11/7/2012 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.
11/7/2012 Three Rivers Film Festival Features Point Park Student, Alumni and Faculty Works
The festival, running Nov. 2-17, includes the work of students, alumni and faculty from the cinema arts department.
11/6/2012 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.
11/6/2012 Center for Sports Media and Marketing Hosts Social Media in Sports Seminar
Terry Rodgers, Jennifer Bullano and Natalie Bigley will be guest panelists at the seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
11/6/2012 Professor Sidky Earns International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Master's Degree
M.H. Sidky, Ph.D., recently received a master’s degree in international cooperation and humanitarian aid from the Humanitarian Aids Studies Centre.
11/5/2012 Pittsburgh sports broadcasters offer career advice to Point Park students
The Voices of Pittsburgh Sports event provided students an opportunity to receive career advice from Pittsburgh sports play-by-play broadcasters Bill Hillgrove, Paul Steigerwald and Greg Brown.
11/1/2012 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.
10/31/2012 School of Communication Announces New M.A. Degree in Communication Technology
The School of Communication will be offering a 36-credit Master of Arts degree in communication technology, beginning in the Fall of 2013.
10/30/2012 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"
10/29/2012 Check Point Park information sources for updates on class schedules, locations
With the forecast of heavy rain and high winds from Hurricane Sandy, the University asks all faculty and students to regularly check the Point Park Web site for any updates on class schedules and/or locations.
10/26/2012 Flight Paramedic Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration for Career Growth
Meet Peter Frenchak, a flight paramedic pursuing his B.S. in public administration at Point Park University.
10/26/2012 Alum honored with prestigious dance award teaches master class on campus
Franco Nieto, a 2009 graduate of Point Park University's dance program and this year's recipient of the Princess Grace Award, returned to campus to teach a master class to dance students.
10/26/2012 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.
10/25/2012 Aspiring journalist traveled to Nepal as part of independent study
Emily Petsko, a senior double majoring in journalism and global cultural studies, traveled to Nepal as part of an independent study. During her 10-week stay, she volunteered in an orphanage and interned at the Kathmandu Post.
10/24/2012 Dance Building Named The George Rowland White Performance Center
Dance building on the Boulevard of the Allies officially named the George Rowland White Performance Center in honor of the late George White and his wife, Kathleen.
10/24/2012 Point Park and H.J. Heinz Company Host Event Centered on M.B.A. Ethical Leadership Course
The event featured Heinz guest speakers James E. Traut and Brian Shuttleworth.
10/24/2012 School of Business faculty to present research at NABET Conference
The Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology conference will be held Oct. 25-26 in State College, Pa.
10/24/2012 Student swing roles are anything but a walk in the park
The Conservatory Theatre Company's opening production of The Producers cast four students as swings, providing them the opportunity to experience another side of the acting business.
10/23/2012 Point Park helps to welcome One Young World Summit to Pittsburgh
Point Park students and faculty were part of the warm welcome extended by Pittsburgh to the 2012 One Young World gathering Oct. 18-21 in the city.
10/22/2012 Point Park M.B.A. Alumna is the Youth Policy Manager for the Pittsburgh Mayor's Office
Meet Olivia Benson, a 2008 M.B.A. alum of Point Park University.
10/19/2012 Department of Global Management and Organization Hosting 10-Day Trip to Greece
The May 6-15, 2013 trip is open to all Point Park University personnel, graduate students and alums.
10/17/2012 Lawrence Hall Gallery Exhibiting Work of Lynn Fero
The Lawrence Hall Gallery has a new exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist and Point Park alumna, Lynn Fero. The exhibit, “Landscape Expressions,” will be on display through March 2013.
10/16/2012 Android Mobile Development Course to Be Offered This Spring Semester
To prepare students for the demand in smartphone app development, a course called “Introduction to Android Mobile Development," is being offered this spring.
10/16/2012 Master's Degree in Environmental Studies Puts Alumna a Step Ahead
Meet Michelle Wunderley, a 2012 Master of Science in environmental studies graduate.
10/15/2012 Point Park Baseball honored by Green Tree Borough
The Point Park baseball team, which finished fifth at the NAIA World Series in May 2012, was recognized for success by Green Tree Borough.
10/12/2012 Alumnus Credits Point Park for Preparing Him for the World that Exists in 2012
Meet journalism and mass communication alumnus and convocation keynote speaker, Michael DeCourcy, a college basketball analyst at Sporting News.
10/12/2012 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.
10/12/2012 Pittsburgh sports broadcasters to speak at Point Park Oct. 18
Pittsburgh sports announcers Bill Hillgrove, Paul Steigerwald and Greg Brown will speak to students about sports broadcasting on Oct. 18.
10/10/2012 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.
10/10/2012 The Point receives 2012 Golden Triangle Award from IABC Pittsburgh
Point Park's magazine for alumni and friends of the University received an Award of Honor in the Communication Skills/Magazines category.
10/8/2012 Point Park student, alumni land roles in national tour of 'A Chorus Line'
Musical theatre major Andrea Weinzierl and two Point Park alumni are performing in the non-equity national tour of 'A Chorus Line.'
10/5/2012 Dance students create works for Student Choreography Project, Oct. 5-7
Starting Oct. 5, the Conservatory of Performing Arts presents the annual Student Choreography Project concert, with 14 juniors and seniors from the dance program showcasing their abilities.
10/2/2012 Multi-talented director leads the way in The REP’s production of 'Rope'
Point Park welcomes award-winning artist Elmore James to direct the The REP’s second show of the season, Rope, by Patrick Hamilton.
9/26/2012 Faculty Profile: Meet Amy Cesario, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
Cesario is teaching courses in Introductory Accounting I and Computer Applications of Accounting.
9/24/2012 L.A. screenwriter brings industry experience to Point Park cinema classes
Visiting Artist Tim Griffin is a Los Angeles based TV/screenwriter who has written for the HBO show 'Entourage' as well as sold several original pilots.
9/21/2012 Honors Program welcomes 80 new students for 2012-13 academic year
The new freshmen and transfer students got acquainted with fellow Honors Program students and learned more about the program.
9/21/2012 Members of the Italian Embassy Visit Point Park for Visconti Film Festival
The Department of Cinema Arts, in conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Italy, presents a retrospective film festival of Luchino and Eriprando Visconti, Sept. 21-23 in the George R. White Theater.
9/21/2012 Videos: First-Year Frenzy, Welcome Week, Convocation kick off new academic year
The University welcomed nearly 800 new freshmen and transfer students, as well as more than 250 graduate students, to campus for the start of the 2012-13 academic year.
9/20/2012 International Student Oscar Carrillo Discusses Why He Chose Point Park
Meet dance major Oscar Carrillo from San Jose, Costa Rica.
9/20/2012 M.A. Alumna is Director of Marketing and Public Relations at IKM Inc.
Meet Patty Swisher, director of marketing and public relations at IKM Inc.
9/19/2012 Meet Rachel Iwanonkiw, operations manager and accounting student
Accounting student Rachel Iwanonkiw manages course work and a full-time position at Workscape, Inc.
9/18/2012 M.B.A. Alum Appointed Chair of Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Policy Committee
Howard Slaughter, Jr., D.Sc., was selected to chair the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Policy Committee.
9/14/2012 Musical Theatre Student Wins Miss Pennsylvania Teen Queen
Sophomore musical theatre major Melessie Clark will compete for the National American Miss Teen competition in November.
9/14/2012 Point Park Photojournalists Document Medical, Veterinary Mission Work
Photojournalists Camelia Montoy and Kristopher Radder discuss their medical and veterinary care mission work in southeast Asia.
9/13/2012 Bhutan native, Highmark Employee Earns M.B.A. in health systems management
Meet Kishor Pradhan, a 2012 M.B.A. alum and system testing analyst for Highmark.
9/13/2012 Highlights from the Fall 2012 issue of The Point
Get a peek inside of the latest edition of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
9/13/2012 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.
9/11/2012 The Faces of Bullying
A community engagement forum exploring the issue of bullying presented by 91.3fm WYEP, 90.5 WESA, and Essential Pittsburgh.
9/10/2012 Working on Broadway: SAEM Grad Dishes Out Details
Meet Hugh Stumpp, a 2010 SAEM alum and associate house manager in NYC for Nederlander Producing Company of America.
9/7/2012 'August: Osage County' opens vibrant season at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, presents 'August: Osage County' at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Sept. 7 - 23.
9/7/2012 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.
9/7/2012 Summer internships take students far and wide to gain professional experience
During the summer of 2012, Point Park students headed out to a wide variety of internships in places from right around the corner in Downtown Pittsburgh to the bustle of New York City to the islands of the South Pacific.
9/5/2012 M.B.A. Alum Profile: Lydia Tobiasz, Manager at Madison Square Garden
Lydia Tobiasz is a 2007 M.B.A. alum and manager of corporate hospitality sales at Madison Square Garden.
9/4/2012 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.
9/4/2012 M.A. alumnae author "Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh"
Meet Sarah Sudar and Julia Gongaware, authors of "Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh."
8/31/2012 Alumni profile: Jacqueline Collavo, M.A. in journalism and mass communication
Jacqueline Collavo talks about her experiences at Point Park and her current job at West Penn Hospital.
8/31/2012 At Convocation, words of advice for new students as academic year begins
Point Park welcomed more than 400 new freshmen and transfer students to the start of the 2012-13 academic year with a fun, friendly and inspiring Convocation ceremony.
8/30/2012 On the Set: SAEM Alumna Working for TV Show "The Good Wife"
Erin Cappiccie earned her bachelor's degree in SAEM from Point Park in 2008.
8/29/2012 George Rowland White Endowed Professor of Accounting and Finance is Appointed
Point Park graduate Edward E. Scott has been selected as the George Rowland White Endowed Professor of Accounting and Finance.
8/28/2012 Teaching Students to Be Ticket Masters
SAEM is one of only a few programs in the country to offer a class on ticketing systems.
8/27/2012 Accounting Senior Spends Summer Interning for Schneider Downs
Meet Stephanie Jones, senior accounting major and internal audit intern for Schenider Downs.
8/27/2012 Acting Major Spends Summer as Williamstown Theatre Festival Apprentice
Rebecca Knowles is a senior acting major with a minor in musical theatre.
8/27/2012 Professors teach mini-classes as part of Girl Scouts 100th anniversary celebration
Point Park University hosted more than 80 Girl Scouts on campus Aug. 20 for sessions on social media, cell phone photography, crime scene investigation and strong women in history.
8/27/2012 Stage Management Major Interned at Pittsburgh CLO
Meet Nik Nemec, a junior stage management major.
8/24/2012 Point Park president leads students on a bike tour of Pittsburgh
What better way to get to know your college city than from the seat of a bicycle?
8/23/2012 Professor Travels the Southeastern Mediterranean, Meets Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem
Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D., recently traveled to Israel, Cyprus and Greece as part of his research on the geo-political conflicts of the Southeastern Mediterranean region.
8/17/2012 New Students Welcomed to Point Park at Convocation
Program will be held at the Sheraton Station Square and will feature accomplished sports reporter and Point Park alum, Mike DeCourcy.
8/16/2012 Stage Management Major Discusses Summer Internship at O'Neill Theater
Meet Madison DeCoske, a senior stage management major.
8/15/2012 Acting Major Spends Summer as Cinderella
Katherine Bodner, a junior acting major, spends her summer playing the role of Cinderella at Story Land.
8/15/2012 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.
8/15/2012 M.F.A. Alumna Writes, Directs Independent Feature Film
Gab Cody, a 2011 graduate of Point Park University's M.F.A. in Acting program, and her partner, Sam Turich, co-wrote, directed and produced 'Progression.'
8/14/2012 Cinema Student Working as Video Intern at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Meet Kelsey Sylvester, a cinema arts major.
8/13/2012 2009 M.A. Alumni is Anchor/Reporter at KOBI TV
Meet Larry Miller, a 2009 M.A. alumni of Point Park's School of Communication.
8/13/2012 Alumni Profile: Kristina Martin, Associate Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine
Kristina Martin received a B.A. in journalism in 2010.
8/8/2012 Point Park and Heinz Corp. present “Meeting the Challenge of Ethical Leadership”
James Traut and Brian Shuttleworth from Heinz will speak on Sept. 13 in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
8/7/2012 Meet M.A. Student and Fulbright Scholar Olga Zaichenko
Olga Zaichenko is pursuing a M.A. in journalism and mass communication.
8/7/2012 Point Park Alumna Has Role in 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Actress Daina Michelle Griffith is a 2003 graduate of Point Park's B.F.A. in musical theatre program.
8/3/2012 Dance major/PR & advertising minor interning with Doug Varone and Dancers Company
Meet Michelle Bronstein, a dance major with a public relations and advertising minor, interning with Doug Varone and Dancers Company.
8/2/2012 Dumova Serves as Respondent at Communication Conference
Associate Professor Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served as a respondent at the Virtual Conference of the International Communication Association.
8/2/2012 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.
8/1/2012 Professor Co-Authors Article on Economic Stress and Disaster Resilience
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. recently co-authored the article “A Bad Time for Disaster: Economic Stress and Disaster Resilience.”
7/31/2012 UPMC Senior Manager Concentrates M.B.A. Degree in Health Systems Management
Alumnus Ryan Beaver is a senior manager of materials management at UPMC.
7/30/2012 M.B.A. Program Director Receives 2012 ICAM Leadership Award
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., earned the 2012 leadership award at this year's International Conference on Advances in Management in Nassau, Bahamas.
7/30/2012 SAEM Graduate David Jacobs Working as a Digital Producer on ESPN Account
Meet David Jacobs, a 2009 SAEM alum and digital producer for RED Interactive Agency.
7/27/2012 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.
7/25/2012 Conservatory Dance Company Performs at Jazz Dance World Festival
Point Park's Conservatory Dance Company performs faculty member Kiesha Lalama's piece, Torque, Aug. 1 at the Byham Theater.
7/25/2012 Media Workshop Introduces Students to Careers in Journalism and Multimedia
High school students visited Point Park to learn about the evolving world of journalism and media, June 17-22.
7/25/2012 Osteria 100 offers new dining option for Downtown community
Situated in the University's Village Park, Osteria 100 offers tasty fare and employment opportunities for students.
7/25/2012 Public Relations and Advertising Major Interning at Euro RSCG WorldWide PR
Meet Shaqueala Myrick, a public relations and advertising major interning for EuroRSCG Worldwide PR.
7/25/2012 School of Communication Student Credits Practicum Project for Recent Success
Claire Gysegem, a senior broadcast production and programming major, produced and filmed the documentary, Abandoned, as part of her practicum project.
7/23/2012 M.B.A. Students Enhance Analytical Skills Through Course on Extraterrestrial Issues
Professor Dimitris Kraniou's special topics course on "Macro-Projects and International Regimes" encourages students to analyze issues of planetary proportions.
7/20/2012 Master's in journalism and mass communication offers tracks to success
A new program offering subject concentrations has broadened the master's degree tracks.
7/20/2012 Meet Heike Steurer, M.B.A. Alum and Financial Analyst for Bayer Corporation
Steurer is a 2012 graduate of Point Park University's M.B.A. program.
7/19/2012 SAEM and Dance Double Major Interning at Walking Thumbs
Hannah Finch, a student double majoring in sport, arts and entertainment management and dance, will graduate next May.
7/17/2012 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.
7/16/2012 Student Majoring in Dance and SAEM Interning at Walking Thumbs
Meet Hannah Finch, a double major in dance and sport, arts and entertainment management, interning at Walking Thumbs this summer.
7/16/2012 Student Majoring in Journalism and Multimedia Interning for Cox Media Group Ohio
Meet Kalea Hall, a double major in journalism and multimedia, interning for Cox Media Group in Dayton, Ohio.
7/13/2012 Alumni Profile: Eric Davidow, Production Technician at Fox CT
Meet Eric Davidow, a broadcasting major working at Fox CT.
7/12/2012 Cinema Production Major Interning at Exclusive Media in Beverly Hills
Meet Joe Balewski, a cinema production major, interning at Exclusive Media in Beverly Hills this summer.
7/12/2012 M.B.A. Degree Advances Alum’s Engineering Career
Meet John T. Gobble, III, a 2011 M.B.A. alumnus.
7/11/2012 Audition, interview session added for prospective dance students
The Conservatory of Performing Arts will hold the final on-campus audition and interview session for dance students on July 18.
7/11/2012 Steve Hallock’s essay in journalism review, book featured at conference
The upcoming Gateway Journalism Review includes an essay by Steve Hallock, School of Communication director, based on his latest book, ‘The Press March to War.’ And next month, Peter Lang Publishing will feature Hallock’s book at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s national conference.
7/10/2012 Point Park M.B.A. Program Ranked Fourth Largest in the Pittsburgh Region
This ranking by the Pittsburgh Business Times was based on total enrollment for the 2011-2012 academic year.
7/6/2012 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.
7/5/2012 Sport, arts and entertainment management major interning at Disney World
SAEM major Ashley Dobransky discusses her internship with the Disney College Program.
7/2/2012 Alumnus Directs 'The Producers' for Conservatory Theatre Season Lineup
Alumnus and Broadway veteran Tome Cousin returns to Point Park this fall to direct and choreograph The Producers.
7/2/2012 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.
7/2/2012 International Summer Dance Program welcomes students and faculty from around the world
Dance students will train with nationally and internationally-recognized teaching artists during the comprehensive program that specializes in Ballet, Jazz and Modern.
6/29/2012 Students Examine Media and Culture During Class Trip to Italy
The International Media Class traveled abroad for two weeks to study Italian media and culture in Rome, Florence, Assisi, Siena and Sorrento.
6/28/2012 Broadcast Major Interning at MTV Networks
Meet Alicia Lyons, a double major in broadcasting and secondary education-mass communication.
6/28/2012 Meet M.A. Alumna and Communications Assistant Stephanie Sikora
Stephanie Sikora is a 2011 M.A. alumna of Point Park's School of Communication.
6/27/2012 Alumni profile: Josh Frketic, Anchor/Reporter at WVVA-TV
Josh Frketic is a 2011 alum and works at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, W.Va.
6/26/2012 Graduate Credits Criminal Justice Professors for Academic Success
Meet Amanda Heinbaugh, a 2012 academic excellence award recipient and criminal justice alumna of Point Park.
6/26/2012 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.
6/22/2012 Meet M.B.A. alum Seung Chan Lim, an artist, software designer, and researcher
Seung Chan Lim is a 2002 M.B.A. alum of Point Park.
6/21/2012 SAEM Alumnus Working in Social Media on West Coast
Meet Joseph Adams, a 2010 sport, arts and entertainment management alumnus.
6/19/2012 Point Park baseball team to be recognized at PNC Park June 24
The Pittsburgh Pirates will recognize the Point Park Pioneers for the team's successful 53-11 season, including a NAIA World Series appearance, prior to the Pirates-Tigers game on Sunday.
6/19/2012 Recent Graduate Lands Position Within National Intelligence Community
Meet Jeffrey Gurski, a 2012 intelligence and national security alumnus of Point Park University.
6/15/2012 The REP announces 2012 - 2013 season
Point Park University’s professional theatre company will produce four works, including one world premiere and one Pittsburgh premiere. The season opens Sept. 7 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
6/14/2012 Business Communicators' Conference will give students opportunities to network
Point Park University is the student conference sponsor for the International Association of Business Communicators Heritage Region Conference in Pittsburgh Oct. 14-16.
6/14/2012 Professor records war stories for Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh
Christopher Rolinson, photojournalism professor and owner of StartPoint Media Inc., a freelance photography company, captures the experiences of area veterans for the initiative, Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh.
6/13/2012 COPA students gain professional experience through summer jobs and internships
Several students are broadening their skills as they begin their summer apprenticeships, internships and jobs to gain hands-on experience and training related to their major.
6/11/2012 Faculty Profile: Meet Robin Cecala, Broadcast Production
Robin Cecala, Ph.D., studied Communication at State University of New York at Fredonia, Multimedia Technology at Duquesne University and Mass Communication at the University of Southern Mississippi.
6/8/2012 Faculty profile: Meet Deirdre Maitre, Cinema Arts
Deirdre Maitre received her M.F.A. in film & media arts from Temple University. In addition to teaching, she does freelance work on independent films.
6/5/2012 Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Helps Alum Obtain Senior Systems Engineer Position
Meet Harry Caskey, a 2011 Point Park information technology alumnus.
6/5/2012 Point Park Brings M.B.A. Program to Corporate Offices
For ten employees of the South Side-based company invivodata, school starts when the work day ends.
6/5/2012 School of Communication students gain real-world experience during summer internships
Several students in the School of Communication are broadening their skills as they begin summer internships at a variety of media outlets and organizations.
6/4/2012 Graduating senior receives Academic Excellence Award
Recent graduate, Adelyn Biedenbach, discusses her experience at Point Park and her future career plans.
6/1/2012 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.
5/31/2012 Dance Major receives Academic Excellence Award
Recent graduate, Kimberly Marcotte, discusses her experience at Point Park University and her future career plans.
5/29/2012 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.
5/25/2012 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.”
5/24/2012 Public Relations and Advertising Major Receives Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Ryan Strength, a 2012 public relations and advertising major, discusses her experience at Point Park and her future plans.
5/24/2012 SAEM Major Named Outstanding Graduating Senior for the School of Business
Meet Rachel Kernic, a 2012 sport, arts, and entertainment management alumna.
5/24/2012 School of Communication Alumna Authors 'Working Stiffs'
Lucy Leitner is a 2010 graduate who recently authored her first book.
5/23/2012 Cinema Production Major Receives Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Cory Stoken, a 2012 cinema production alum, discusses his experience at Point Park and his future career plans.
5/23/2012 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.
5/23/2012 Public Administration Professor to Teach Course at Training Summit on Emergency Preparedness
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. will be teaching a 16-hour Advanced Incident Command course at the Integrated Medical, Public Health, Preparedness, and Response Training Summit.
5/22/2012 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.
5/21/2012 Point Park's 52nd Annual Commencement and Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
Photos, tweets and reflections from our 2012 graduation ceremonies.
5/21/2012 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.
5/18/2012 Adjunct professor wins Ray Sprigle Memorial Award
Professor Andrew Conte received the Ray Sprigle Memorial Award at the annual Golden Quill Awards banquet.
5/18/2012 School of Communication graduate student published in The Nation magazine
Matt Stroud, a graduate student in the School of Communication, recently published an article in The Nation magazine.
5/17/2012 Cinema Students Honored as Finalists for Academy Awards
For the first time, a senior thesis film, Requited, was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Student Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
5/17/2012 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.
5/16/2012 Corporate Ethics Officer at Westinghouse to Discuss "The Challenge of Ethical Leadership" on June 2
The Department of Global Management and Organization is hosting a discussion on "The Challenge of Ethical Leadership" led by Jim Buddie, Esq., corporate ethics officer and assistant general counsel for Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC.
5/16/2012 Faculty, graduate students present at Eastern Communication Association Convention
Dr. Tatyana Dumova and graduate students Heather Hanson and Ivan Moore, presented their research papers at the annual Eastern Communication Association Convention.
5/15/2012 Cinema Alumni Create Documentary for Cannes Film Festival
Pasquale Greco, a 2008 cinema arts graduate, will have his short documentary, The Other Dave, presented as part of a collection of short documentaries that will screen at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 18.
5/15/2012 Playhouse Jr. Offers a World of Opportunity for COPA Students
Beginning this May, Playhouse Jr. kicks off its 63rd season of high quality theatre for young people and families.
5/11/2012 Showcase season underway for Conservatory students, alumni
The showcases are an opportunity for some of the University’s top talents to perform and promote their work in front of industry professionals who can help them find a job after graduation.
5/10/2012 Jazz Dance World Congress comes to Point Park in Aug.
Point Park University and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago present Jazz Dance World Congress Aug. 1-5 in Pittsburgh for dancers, teachers and choreographers from around the globe. The public is invited to festival performances each evening.
5/10/2012 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.
5/10/2012 Students inducted into Alpha Chi honor society at Point Park
Point Park’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society welcomed 20 new members at an induction ceremony held April 23.
5/9/2012 International Media Class Travels to Italy
The 2012 International Media class will travel to Italy, where the group will visit Rome, Florence and Sorrento to examine Italian media and culture.
5/8/2012 Point Park student wins scholarship for aspiring journalists
Emily Petsko, a double major in print journalism and global cultural studies, is the 2012 winner of the Bob Fryer Scholarship for aspiring journalists.
5/8/2012 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.
5/7/2012 Point Park community honors student accomplishments at awards evening
The Point Park community gathered to recognize the accomplishments of University students -- both inside and outside the classroom -- at the annual Outstanding Student Awards ceremony.
5/7/2012 SAEM Alumna Balances Dual Careers as a Legal Assistant and NBA Dancer
Morgan Laskey is a 2010 sport, arts, and entertainment management alumna.
5/4/2012 Highlights from the Spring 2012 issue of The Point
Get a peek inside of the latest edition of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
5/3/2012 Meet Kadi Camardese, M.B.A. Alumna and Communications Manager for American Bridge Company
Kadi Camardese earned an M.B.A. from Point Park University in 2008 and currently leads the marketing and communications department of a specialized company in the engineering industry.
5/3/2012 Point Park film named as finalist for Student Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced U.S. finalists for the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards, and the short list includes a Point Park student film.
5/3/2012 School of Communication director authors ‘The Press March to War’
Steve Hallock's new book considers editorial evidence that newspapers set the stage for military intervention in post-World War II America
5/2/2012 Musical Theatre Grad Performs in Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret's 'Ruthless!'
Marlana Dunn, a 2007 graduate of Point Park University's musical theatre program, is performing in the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret's production of Ruthless!
5/2/2012 SAEM Major Uses Skills from Marketing and Promotions Class at Her Internship with The Pittsburgh Steelers
Meet Megan Hoffman, a junior majoring in sport, arts, and entertainment management.
5/1/2012 Communication and dance majors connect to stage 'Perception'
School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts students are holding a dance production at New Hazlett Theater. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
5/1/2012 Dance and communication majors connect to stage 'Perception'
Conservatory of Performing Arts and School of Communication students are holding a dance production at New Hazlett Theater. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
4/27/2012 School of Communication faculty members present at Annual Broadcast Conference
Three faculty members from Point Park University’s School of Communication presented at the Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
4/26/2012 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.
4/26/2012 SAEM Students Gain Event Management Experience Co-Hosting "Zoo U" with The Pittsburgh Zoo
Attracting more college students to the zoo was the idea behind “Zoo U,” a collaborative event co-hosted by The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Point Park University’s SAEM program.
4/25/2012 Allegheny Conference CEO, Dennis Yablonsky Will Deliver Point Park University’s 52nd Commencement Address
4/24/2012 Conservatory Dance Company Performs Impressive Lineup at Byham Theater
This year’s show featured the works Bow Out by Val Caniparoli, Heretic by Martha Graham, Sky by Kevin Iega Jeff and Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin.
4/23/2012 Spotlight on Africa film series continues this week
An afternoon with Melissa Fitzgerald will be held Sat., April 28, 2 p.m., JVH Auditorium Thayer Hall.
4/20/2012 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.
4/20/2012 Spotlight on Africa film series continues this weekend
The April 22 afternoon event includes a presentation by Kimi Takesue, director and cinematographer and screening of Where are you taking me?
4/18/2012 M.B.A. Program Influences Alumnus to Pursue Doctorate Degree
Meet Andrew McIntyre, a 2009 M.B.A. alumnus and current doctoral student.
4/16/2012 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.
4/16/2012 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.
4/15/2012 Journalism professor’s book attracting national attention
School of Communication Professor Bill Moushey appears on CBS ‘This Morning’ April 17 to discuss new book ‘Game Over’
4/13/2012 Dark of the Moon Rises on the Pittsburgh Playhouse Stage April 13 - 22
Dark of the Moon runs from April 13 – 22, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
4/13/2012 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.
4/12/2012 Honors Program students present academic work at Baltimore conference
More than a dozen Point Park Honors Program students will present their academic work at the Northeast Regional Honors Council conference in Baltimore April 12-15.
4/12/2012 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.
4/11/2012 Speaker Series Continues With Writers from the Sports Business Journal
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing hosts Editor-at-large Terry Lefton and staff writer John Ourand Thursday, April 12.
4/10/2012 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."
4/9/2012 Monday, April 9: Academic and Thayer Halls are cleared for normal use
4/6/2012 Global Cultural Studies Senior Plans to Teach Abroad After Graduation
Meet Holly Kuhl, a global cultural studies student graduating this May.
4/6/2012 Media Career Event Brings More than 40 Employers to Point Park's Campus
College students had the opportunity to network with a variety of employers at the sport, arts, entertainment, and media career event held on April 3.
4/6/2012 Media Career Event Brings More than 40 Employers to Point Park's Campus
College students throughout the region had the opportunity to network with more than 40 employers at the sport, arts, entertainment, and media career event held in the University's Student Center.
4/4/2012 Point Park students win feature award at National Broadcasting Society event in New York City
Two Point Park students won the “on-the-spot best feature story award” at the recent 2012 National Broadcasting Society event in New York City. A School of Communication student was also named to a national post.
4/2/2012 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.
4/2/2012 Summer Internship at Top Talent Agency Leads to Job for SAEM Graduate
Meet Megan Beavis, a 2011 SAEM alumna, working as an agents' assistant in Los Angeles.
3/30/2012 Lead NHL Play-by-Play Announcer Speaks at Point Park
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick gave career advice to Point Park students this week during his appearance on campus.
3/29/2012 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.
3/29/2012 Photography student’s works displayed at August Wilson Center
Junior Rebecca Lessner created "We are Art, Precious and in Control," a collection of photographs of 100 women, for the Phenomenal Women Celebration at the August Wilson Center for African American Art.
3/28/2012 Information Technology Student Selected for Internship at Pittsb