A stroll through the Point Park University campus is also a tour of urban architecture, stretching from century-old West Penn Hall at First Avenue to the historic bank building that houses the University Center between Fourth and Forbes Avenues. The new Pittsburgh Playhouse, which will be relocated from Oakland to Downtown property adjacent to the University Center, will continue in the same tradition of historic preservation and creative reuse.
Pure Water Vision
The Potters Waters Action Group (PWAG), an association of individuals and organizations united in the war against waterborne disease, has been promoting and improving a silver enhanced, ceramic water filter that can be produced almost anywhere in the world using locally obtained materials. Point Park alumnus and photojournalism professor Christopher Rolinson traveled to Africa to document the history and development of the water filter.
What does it mean to be an educated person? What should a Point Park graduate know and be able to do? These fundamentally important questions are at the heart of the Point Park 2020 initiative, a comprehensive effort to examine and enhance key pillars of the student learning experience. Point Park 2020 encompasses everything from the core curriculum and academic structure to co-curricular experiences and city life, according to Karen McIntyre, Ph.D., senior vice president of academic and student affairs and dean of faculty.
On the Move
Point Park School of Business alumnus Michael Wagner started Target Freight Management, a transportation company that’s growing so fast it’s on the Inc. 500 list. Wagner overcame personal challenges and struggles to start his fast-growing business. He credits Point Park and School of Business faculty with helping him to achieve his goals.
Home Field Advantage
Point Park University's men's and women's soccer teams have new home field at Highmark Stadium on Pittsburgh's South Side. Home of the professional soccer team the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the field offers first rate athletic facilities with a backdrop of spectacular city views, inlcuding Point Park's Downtown campus.
All the Best
Point Park University’s Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated the 40th anniversary of its inaugural class during the 2013 Hall of Fame induction ceremony held Sept. 28 in Lawrence Hall. The Hall of Fame welcomed another strong class of four inductees to bring to 49 the number of individuals who have been enshrined as the best student-athletes in Point Park history. The Class of 2013 included Joe Emanuele (Baseball, 1971-73), Alisa Favero-Lucarelli (Womens Basketball, 1988-93), Bryan Neal (Baseball, 1994-97) and Chivas Whipple (Men's Basketball, 2005-08.) The year 2013 marked 40 years since the Hall of Fame Class of 1973 was inducted as the very-first honorees in the illustrious group of Pioneer greats.