Point Park University Seniors Land Jobs in Their Fields Before Graduation
From NBC Universal and WHIRL Magazine to Ernst & Young and the Orlando Magic, learn how Point Park and its faculty have successfully prepared students to step right into the workplace after graduation.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Patty Sorg, Criminal Justice Major
"Living on campus puts everything at your fingertips. I love being in the middle of everything and surrounded by all of the excitement Downtown."
Pittsburgh Police Chief, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer to Speak at 2017 Graduation Ceremonies
Graduate hooding, undergraduate commencement is Saturday, April 29.
Point Park Ed.D. Student is a Leader in Urban Education and Actress in the Movie Fences
Meet doctoral student Lisa Pickett, English department director for The Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts and actress in the movie Fences.
Point Park University Introduces Master of Education Degree in Athletic Coaching
This fully online degree is designed for educators looking to develop well-rounded coaching skills.
Students Network with Psychologists, Learn About New Research in Humanistic Psychology
More than 130 psychology practitioners and researchers from across the nation were at the 10th Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, held on campus March 30 through April 2, 2017.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Mary Moses, Creative Writing Major
"The workload may be heavy sometimes, but it all pays off in the end. Find what you love and follow the journey. Chances are, it will lead you somewhere unexpected."
Point Park Hosts Student Summit of Universities Working Together to Stop Sexual Violence
More than 60 college students throughout the Pittsburgh region attended the 2017 Student Summit at Point Park University March 25.
Thirteen Students Inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Undergraduate and graduate students were inducted into the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society at a ceremony on campus March 23.
High School Students: Explore Our City and Your Career at Point Park
Summer workshops in communication, education, and sports, arts and entertainment management. Join us!
Professor is Guest Editor for Journal of Humanistic Psychology Special Issue
Brent Robbins focused on alternatives to the DSM-5 approach to psychiatric diagnosis.
U.S. Supreme Court Police Officers Meet With Criminal Justice, Intel, Forensic Science Majors
United States Supreme Court Police Officers Charletta Mosley and Stephen Smith visited campus March 16 to discuss the work they do and meet with students.
Upper St. Clair High School Students Investigate Mock Crime Scenes at CSI House
More than 75 students from Upper St. Clair High School visited Point Park University March 7, 9 and 14 to learn more about the forensic science field.
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.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Isabel Hunter, Intelligence and National Security major from London
"Most importantly, I've learned that if I want something, I have to work hard for it."
Point Park to Host 2017 Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology
Psychology practitioners, researchers from all over the U.S. will be on campus March 30-April 2 discussing research, education and social responsibility in the field of humanistic psychology.
Confluence Psychology Alliance Marks 10 Years Collecting Coats for City's Homeless
Blankets, coats, hygiene products and more were collected and packaged Jan. 31 for homeless individuals in the Pittsburgh area.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Amedea Baldoni, Political Science and Legal Studies Double Major from Italy
"Having the city as my campus brings so many opportunities for internships and networking that I know I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else."
Education Student and Professor Selected as Keynote Speakers
Timothy Grebeck and Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., presented to students with disabilities at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Conference.
Recent Liberal Studies Graduate Working for Global Service Learning Organization
Meet Nina DelPrato, liberal studies alumna and program assistant for Amizade in Pittsburgh.
Criminal Justice Club Shows Appreciation for Pittsburgh Police Officers
The club hosted a “Cakes for Cops” event, visiting several Pittsburgh Police Zones throughout the city.
Creative Writing Student’s Nonfiction Essay Published in Online Literary Magazine
Holly Spencer is featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Jet Fuel Review for her nonfiction essay, “Stuck."
Ed.D. Students Engage in Diversity Discussion Led By World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
The event addressed challenges faced by immigrant and international communities in Pittsburgh, especially women, and ways the larger community can promote a more welcoming environment.
Political Science Graduate Lands Competitive Fellowship with Coro Pittsburgh
Meet Laier-Rayshon Smith, a 2015 political science alumnus in Fellow in Public Affairs for Coro Pittsburgh.
Leanna Brooks, Autopsy/Investigations Intern for Allegheny County Medical Examiner
Meet Leanna Brooks, a senior forensic science and biology double major.
Alex Pochiba, Drug Chemistry Intern for Allegheny County Medical Examiner
Meet Alex Pochiba, a senior forensic science major with minors in intelligence and national security, biology and chemistry.
Forensic Science Majors Intern at Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office
Leanna Brooks and Alex Pochiba have spent their fall semester gaining hands-on experience interning at Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.
Professor Presents to Science Teachers, Featured in National Geographic Videos
Brendan Mullan, Ph.D., presented "Change and the Cosmos" Dec. 3 at the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Conference and also appears in two new National Geographic Videos.
President Hennigan Signs Final Beam for New Pittsburgh Playhouse
"For the first time in 50 years, Point Park's entire physical campus will be in Downtown Pittsburgh," Hennigan said.
Graduate Students Present Research on Various Challenges in the Criminal Justice Field
Shannon Stowers, Erin Varga and Kayla Younge brought attention to current issues faced by the criminal justice field at the Fall 2016 Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Symposium.
New Premedical Club Hosts Medical Drama Trivia Night and Thanksgiving Food Drive
Point Park's new premed club hosted a medical drama trivia night Nov. 9 and are holding a Thanksgiving food drive on campus for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Faculty Profile: Jill Thomas, Ph.D., Discusses Her Passion For Clinical Psychology
Meet Jill Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor and director of clinical training in the M.A. in clinical-community psychology program at Point Park.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Emily Kirsch, Funeral Services Major and Member of the Cheer and Dance Teams
"My advice to incoming students is to find a major that really interests you and that you can enjoy for the rest of your life."
Student Spotlight: "The Shuffler," Funeral Services Major
Meet "The Shuffler," also known as "Mr. Shuffles" or just "Shuffles."
#PittsburghMe: Meet Meredith Kubic, Global Cultural Studies Major
"There is so much opportunity and adventure in Pittsburgh that I would never be able to find in my hometown."
Liberal Studies Alumnus, Point Park Basketball Hall of Famer Coaching at Collegiate Level
Meet Chivas Whipple, 2010 liberal studies graduate, Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame 2013 inductee and assistant basketball coach for Westminster College.
Meet Anna Goforth, Biology Major and Soccer Player from the West Coast
"I've been lucky to have some really amazing professors through my major. I'm often astounded by the level of care they have for their students and for our learning.
Political Science, Environmental Studies Leads Alumna Down the Path of Trail Development
Meet B.A. and M.S. alumna Courtney Mahronich, director of trail development for Friends of the Riverfront in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Engineering Professor Brings Work Experience From Iran and Canada to the Classroom
Meet Yaser Roshan, Ph.D., a new assistant professor of electrical engineering at Point Park University.
Fall 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
Security Internship Leads to Full-Time Position for Intelligence and National Security Alumnus
Meet Ryan Howley, a 2014 Point Park alumnus and facility security officer for the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Josh Williams, History Major from England
"Having connections here made the transition easy and affirmed that Point Park was the right choice for me."
#PittsburghMe: Meet Ryan Johnson, Mechanical Engineering Major
"When I first arrived on campus for orientation, I fell in love with the city and the people. I knew then that this was the right place for me."
#PittsburghMe: Meet Daniel Strickland, Secondary Education English Major
"One of the most amazing opportunities I’ve had so far at Point Park was instructing my own Kindergarten class for an entire day. I’ve gained so much experience in my time here so far, and I know I chose the right major and university for me."
Criminal Justice Administration Program Hosts Symposium to Showcase Grad Student Research
Master of Science in criminal justice administration students presented research Aug. 20 on a variety of criminal justice related issues.
Advice to the Class of 2020 at Convocation: Set Goals, Get to Know Faculty, Classmates and the Community
Members of the Point Park community offered advice to help guide the Class of 2020 on their new path as college students.
Point Park Welcomes 14 New Full-Time Faculty
Meet new faculty who bring real-world experience into the classes they teach.
Professor Matthew Vogel Strives to Instill in His Students a Passion for Special Education
Meet Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., assistant professor of special education at Point Park University.
Forensic Science Files Reveal CSI High School Summer Camp Has Record-Breaking Attendance
More than 50 high school students registered for the annual CSI summer camp at Point Park, held July 12-15 this year, making it the largest high school group the forensic science program has hosted at the University.
Research, Writing as a Point Park Undergrad Benefits Alumna in Grad School, Social Work
Kerry Glova earned a B.A. in psychology with a minor in behavioral science in 2015 from Point Park.
Alumna Taylor Goska Discovered Dual Passions for Psychology and Dance at Point Park
Meet Taylor Goska, a 2015 psychology and dance alumna who now works for Jewish Community Services, Bel Air Dance Academy and Supernova Dance Company.
Criminal Justice Major Interning for Pittsburgh Department of City Planning this Summer
Meet Michael Hansom, a senior criminal justice student and American Disabilities Act compliance intern for the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning.
Clinical-Community Psychology Grad Classes Help Alum Become a More Empathic Supervisor
Meet Kevin Gallagher, a 2015 M.A. in clinical-community psychology alumnus
Spring 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the latest edition of the magazine for alumni and friends.
Psychology Faculty to Give Sample Lectures at Grad Open Houses June 7 and 22
Prospective M.A. and Psy.D. clinical-community psychology grad students can hear lectures from Brent Robbins, Ph.D., and Robert McInerney, Ph.D.
Point Park Students Awarded Scholarships from the Pittsburgh NAACP
Blaine King, Rikkilee Rose, Sonya Rudolph and Maricca Spencer were honored May 5 at an awards dinner.
Point Park University's 56th Annual Commencement Celebrates Academic Accomplishments
More than 500 undergraduate students took part in Point Park's 56th annual commencement ceremony, held April 30 at the CONSOL Energy Center.
Psychology Professor Serves as Guest Editor of Scholarly Journal
Brent Robbins, Ph.D., is the guest editor of the May 2016 issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
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.
Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Students Inducted Into Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society
“The students inducted represent not only exemplary academic achievement but also a strong commitment to the criminal justice profession and service to society,” remarked Richard Linzer, J.D.
Outstanding Student Awards Banquet Recognizes Academic Excellence and Leadership
Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff and family members enjoyed an elegant evening at the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel to recognize student accomplishments.
Students Learn New Writing Techniques in Master Class With Poet Brittany Cavallaro
Cavallaro provided students with techniques to improve their writing across all genres.
Art Show Organized by Students and OSN Brings Homelessness to the Forefront, Inspires Many
Stunning artwork was showcased on campus April 8 at the “Home is Where the Art is” art show, hosted by Point Park’s Confluence Psychology Alliance student group and Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net.
Mechanical Engineering Technology and IT Double Major Offered Position With U.S. Navy
Student Brittney Badgett landed the position of advanced electronics computer field program officer for the United States Navy.
Professor Named Vice Chair of PA Judiciary Education Board
Nathan Firestone, J.D., professor of political science, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Secondary Education Student and Professor Present on Autism
Timothy Grebeck and Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., recently spoke at three schools in the Seneca Valley School District.
Electrical Engineering Major Offered at Point Park for Fall 2016
Point Park’s new program combines rigorous theoretical study in electrical engineering with extensive laboratory experience.
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.