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11/6/2017 Students Hear From Author and Historian Nancy Isenberg
Isenberg spoke about her new book "White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America."
9/15/2017 Literary Arts Instructor's Work Selected For 2017 Public Poetry Project
Fred Shaw's poem "Scraping Away" was chosen for publication by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
6/6/2017 Students Meet With Senior Editors From Major Magazines at Creative Nonfiction Conference
The 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference was held on the Point Park University campus May 26-27.
5/1/2017 Apocalyptic Thinking at the Core of 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Hosted by the Department of Literary Arts, the Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium centered on the theme of “Apocalyptic Thinking.”
3/7/2017 Point Park to Host 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference
Writers, editors and publishers from Esquire, Harper's, New Yorker, Paris Review and The New York Times Magazine are among the presenters.
7/15/2016 Professor Publishes Book on the Benefits of Horror in Children’s Literature
In her new book, Jessica McCort, Ph.D., discusses the many benefits horror texts provide for young readers.
4/28/2016 Students Present Research Related to the Seven Deadly Sins at Undergraduate Symposium
Students across all majors presented research surrounding the wonders of pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth this year at the Annual Undergraduate Symposium.
4/22/2016 Students Learn New Writing Techniques in Master Class With Poet Brittany Cavallaro
Cavallaro provided students with techniques to improve their writing across all genres.
3/24/2016 History and Honors Programs Host “Wonder Women of World War II” Veterans Event
Students heard inspiring stories from three female veterans at this on-campus event, hosted by the history department and Honors program.
2/14/2016 Celebrating Valentine's Day: Love Stories from Campus
Alumni couples share stories of how they met as students at Point Park University.
1/29/2016 Faculty Profile: Jessica McCort, Ph.D., Fosters a Love for Writing in Her Composition Classes
Jessica McCort, Ph.D., recently joined Point Park as an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric as well as coordinator of the University's Writing Intensive Program.
12/7/2015 Criminal Justice Administration and English Alumnus is a Leader in Behavioral Health Care
Meet Rick Moody, clinical outpatient supervisor for Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health/Trinity Healthcare.
11/4/2015 Creative Writing Alumna, West Coast Native is the Lifestyle Editor for LOCALpittsburgh
Meet Julianna Bagwell, a 2013 creative writing/English alumna and lifestyle editor for LOCALpittsburgh.
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.
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.
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.
3/4/2015 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4/8/2014 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.
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.
12/13/2013 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.
12/5/2013 Faculty Profile: Kirstin Hanley, Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
Hanley’s research focuses on the intersections between proto-feminist literatures and composition studies.
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.
10/2/2013 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
4/10/2013 English Program Gave Alumna a Solid Foundation for Law School
Meet Elizabeth (Bliss) Soucek, a 2007 alumna of Point Park's English program.
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.
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.
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.
4/6/2010 Alumni Profile: Gary Smith, high school English teacher
Education alumnus Gary Smith is an English teacher and department chair at South Fayette High School.

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