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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 program.
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.
7/22/2014 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.
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 Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Grad
Meghan McCabe graduated from Point Park's sport, 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 alum 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, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
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 and Biology Students' Study on Lichen Publishes in the 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 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Meet Justin Smith, a junior information technology major at Point Park University.
3/27/2012 Point Park University Hosts the National Association of Women Artists
The exhibit ‘From a Different Point of View’ celebrates Women’s History Month 2012
3/26/2012 M.B.A. Degree Gives Alumna an Edge in Medical School
Meet Dora Leibu, a 2010 M.B.A. alum of Point Park and a medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
3/26/2012 Point Park Professors To Discuss the Current State of Natural Resources Overseas on April 5
Dimitris Kraniou, William Breslove, and Mohammad Sidky, and Bahman Homayoonfar, will present on the topic “Natural Resources: Issues, Concerns, and Conflicts” on Thurs. April 5.
3/26/2012 Psychology Professors' New Book Critiques the Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Children
Sharna Olfman, Ph.D. and Brent Dean Robbins, Ph.D., recently authored a book titled “Drugging Our Children: How Profiteers are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest and What We Can Do to Stop It."
3/26/2012 School of Communication presents photographic arts lecture March 30
The next Speaking Light lecture on the photographic arts will be held on Fri., March 30 at 6 p.m. Photographer Stephen Chalmers will discuss his series 'Unmarked,' which challenges viewers by presenting photographs of locations where serial killers' victims have been found.
3/23/2012 Assistant Professor Helena Knorr to Discuss Worldviews of Women's Education on March 29
Knörr's presentation will explore education as an empowerment tool for women worldwide.
3/23/2012 Meet Thom Baggerman, assistant professor of broadcast journalism
Thom Baggerman, Ph.D., is assistant professor of broadcast journalism in Point Park's School of Communication.
3/23/2012 Pittsburgh theater shows alum's film 'The Complex'
On Sat., March 24 the Hollywood Theater in Dormont is showing the film The Complex by Point Park alumnus Josh Spiegel.
3/22/2012 Graduate Education Department to Offer New Technology Courses This Summer for Teachers
The graduate education department at Point Park is offering two new courses this summer for teachers who want to gain knowledge and skills in online teaching.
3/22/2012 NBC’s Doc Emrick to Speak at Point Park March 27
NBC’s Mike “Doc” Emrick will speak to Point Park students about sports broadcasting on Tuesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. in Room 701 of the Student Center. Event is free for students.
3/22/2012 Point Park Writers' Series welcomes Sandra Beasley March 27
Award-winning poet and nonfiction writer Sandra Beasley will read from a selection of her works at the next Point Park Writers' Series event, March 27 at 7 p.m.
3/22/2012 SAEM Program Prepares Student for Managing Her Son’s Basketball Career
Meet SAEM major Nicole Bozeman from McKeesport, Pa.
3/22/2012 Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post note Point Park's selection for Martha Graham event
The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post this month noted Point Park University’s selection to perform under the auspices of the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance in New York City.
3/20/2012 Pittsburgh Sport, Arts, Entertainment, and Media Career Event to be held April 3
All college students are invited to attend a sport, arts, entertainment, and media career event on Tues., April 3 at Point Park's Student Center.
3/20/2012 Society for Humanistic Psychology holds national conference at Point Park University March 29-April 1
Point Park University will host the National Society of Humanistic Psychology's fifth annual conference March 29-April 1. Brent Dean Robbins, Ph.D., and Robert McInerney, Ph.D., are conference co-chairs.
3/19/2012 Public Administration Professor to Present Research on Pittsburgh's Cold War Air Defense on March 29
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. will share his research on the history of Pittsburgh’s Cold War air defense on March 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Northland Public Library.
3/16/2012 New riverfront portal will connect Wood Street to Mon Wharf
Design is a collaboration between artist Nobuho Nagasawa and landscape architect firm LaQuatra Bonci Associates.
3/16/2012 School of Communication M.A. student organizes 'Hunger Games' food drive
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will benefit from graduate student’s March 18 event
3/15/2012 Alumni Profile: Daniel Meinert, Criminal Justice Administration Graduate and Securities Investigator
Meet alum Daniel Meinert, securities investigator for the Pennsylvania Securities Commission, Division of Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance.
3/15/2012 Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing Speaker Series Featuring David Peart
David Peart, senior vice president of sales and service for the Pittsburgh Penguins, will be the featured speaker for the next in a series of speaking lectures hosted by the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing on March 15.
3/13/2012 Dance students to perform Martha Graham work in New York City
Dance students perform 'Heretic' at Joyce Theater in New York this week. Martha Graham's iconic work is also the focus of notation project at Point Park and an upcoming Byham concert.
3/13/2012 Panel Discussion and Reception In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2012
Trafficking of Women and Girls: A Global Challenge in Our Own Backyard will be held on March 15, 4 p.m. in the GRW Theater at Point Park.
3/12/2012 Business Alum Enhances Management Skills Through Accelerated Program
Meet Michael Schwartz, a 2010 School of Business alumnus and operations manager for Mechanical Operations Co., Inc.
3/9/2012 Kiesha Lalama is featured choreographer in Dynamic Women of Dance
Point Park faculty member Kiesha Lalama is one of four choreographers featured in Dynamic Women of Dance at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture March 9-10
3/6/2012 Point Park University Hosts Fourth Annual Brackets 101 Event to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Point Park University will host its fourth annual Brackets 101 fundraiser on March 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.
3/5/2012 Vote for A Day at the Pittsburgh Playhouse student video
Watch 'A Day at the Pittsburgh Playhouse' by Point Park technical theater/design students, and vote for Point Park to win the "Show Us Your ETC" competition.
3/2/2012 Internship Leads to Position at Westinghouse for Veteran and Electrical Engineering Technology Alum
Meet Vasilii Savtchouk, a 2011 electrical engineering technology alumnus.
3/2/2012 Students opt for community service during spring break
Three groups of Point Park students are devoting much of their spring break week, March 3 - 9, to community service work in Seattle, Mississippi and New York City.
3/1/2012 Conservatory Dance Company showcases students in faculty works
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company presents the work of several accomplished dance faculty March 2-4 at the George Rowland White performance studio in the University’s Downtown dance complex.
2/29/2012 Alumna Returns to Point Park to Share Expertise in Social Services Field
Meet Marcia Sturdivant, Ph.D., deputy director for the Office of Children, Youth and Families and adjunct assistant professor at Point Park.
2/29/2012 SAEM Alumna and Project Manager Shayna Balog Discusses Her Career in Event Management
Meet Shayna Balog, a 2009 SAEM alum and project manager for the event management company, Retailcomm, based in Dallas, Texas.
2/29/2012 SAEM Students Network with Arts Professionals in NYC at Conference on Arts Management
At the conference, Point Park students met with professional arts managers, attended engaging workshops on arts management, and toured various entertainment venues throughout the city.
2/29/2012 Students on Spring Break March 3 Through March 9
2/24/2012 Conservatory Theatre stages world premiere of Marathon 33
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre is staging the world premier of Marathon 33 (M33) with a student cast and crew, Feb. 24 - March 4 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
2/24/2012 School of Communication presents Tom Persinger at Speaking Light lecture Feb. 24
Point Park University School of Communication presents artist, photographer and writer Tom Persinger at next Speaking Light lecture Feb. 24
2/23/2012 Professor Channa Newman to Give March 13 Lecture on "The Genealogy of the Honors Movement"
Newman is a professor of French and global cultural studies at Point Park University.
2/23/2012 Turner Entertainment Networks On Campus
Social Television: Social Media's Impact on Sports and Entertainment TV will be held in the Ballroom today.
2/21/2012 Point Park Salutes the Girl Scouts
Point Park University helped pay tribute to the centennial of the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania at a Feb. 16 campus celebration that included a keynote address by First Lady of Pennsylvania Susan Corbett.
2/20/2012 Capstone Course Helps Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Land Position as a College Instructor
Meet Preeti Juneja, a 2010 curriculum and instruction alumna of Point Park University.
2/20/2012 Students capture beauty of Pennsylvania outdoors in nature photography course
Eight state parks and nature sites provide setting for photography students to practice their craft in nature photography course.
2/17/2012 Confluence Psychology Alliance to Host "Secret Agent L" on Feb. 24
Secret Agent L, whose real name is Laura Miller, goes all over Pittsburgh leaving “little acts of kindness and day-brightening for an unsuspecting person to find.”
2/17/2012 Point Park Athletics Making News
Point Park University athletic teams have been grabbing lots of headlines in recent months. Check out some of the coverage.
2/15/2012 Dance alum performs this week at Benedum in 'Shen Yun 2012'
Seongho Cha, 2006 dance grad, performs in Shen Yun 2012, the classical Chinese dance and musical experience, Feb. 15-16.
2/13/2012 Meet M.B.A. Alum Chris Lovett, Consumer Product Marketing Manager for PNC
Lovett earned his M.B.A. in 2007 from Point Park and now also serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Business.
2/10/2012 Point Park's Crime Scene House Featured in Pittsburgh Magazine
Ed Strimlan and his use of a crime scene investigation house in the classroom are featured in the February edition of Pittsburgh Magazine.
2/10/2012 State Auditor General Jack Wagner visits Point Park campus
Jack Wagner, Pennsylvania’s auditor general, recently visited Point Park University to tour the Academic Village Initiative with University President Paul Hennigan.
2/9/2012 2010 alumna is director of communications for state representative
Jamie Inferrera, who graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in journalism and mass communication, discusses how her Point Park education helped get her to where she is in her career today.
2/9/2012 Point Park University Announces New Board of Trustees Appointments
Point Park University has announced the election of two candidates for membership on the Board of Trustees: Julie A. Lyda and David J. Peart.
2/9/2012 The REP stages world premiere of 'Mid-Strut'
The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, presents the world premiere of Mid-Strut at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Feb. 3 – 19.
1/30/2012 Accounting and SAEM Double Major Lands Job at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Meet Katie Mehall, a tax associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers who double majored in accounting and SAEM at Point Park.
1/30/2012 M.B.A. Program Director Archish Maharaja Conducts Education Information Sessions in India
Maharaja spoke to more than 250 senior students and faculty members.
1/27/2012 Assistant Professor Dwight Hines to Discuss the Anthropology of Modernity on Feb. 7
Global Cultural Studies Assistant Professor Dwight Hines, Ph.D., will give a lecture on “The Anthropology of Modernity: The Colonization of Culture and the Culture of Colonization."
1/26/2012 Point Park hosts Speaking Light photographic arts lecture Jan. 27
The Speaking Light event will celebrate the work of Patrick Millard, artist, curator and Point Park educator who passed away unexpectedly in December.
1/25/2012 Alumni profile: Adam Meys, entertainment technician for Disney's Finding Nemo - The Musical
Adam Meys, a 2007 stage management graduate, is entertainment technician for Finding Nemo-The Musical at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
1/24/2012 Professor named editor of Electronic News journal
Associate Professor Anthony Moretti, Ph.D. is editor of Electronic News, a quarterly journal devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding news disseminated through electronic media platforms.
1/21/2012 Point Park operating on 10 a.m. start on Jan. 21 Due to Inclement Weather
Classes that begin at 10 a.m. or later will be in session. Essential personnel are to report as scheduled.
1/20/2012 Faculty profile: Tatyana Dumova, associate professor of multimedia
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Communication. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in multimedia and mass communication.
1/20/2012 Marvin Hamlisch: The Art of Music in Film
Point Park welcomes legendary artist, Marvin Hamlisch, as he provides personal insight into his award-winning work for the silver screen.
1/19/2012 Faculty member publishes book on global blogging
Associate Professor Tatyana Dumova has published the edited book Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects.
1/19/2012 Graduate education alum implements curriculum and instruction expertise at Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Meet Paul Cindric, a 2006 alum of Point Park's curriculum and instruction graduate program.
1/19/2012 Point Park honors Martin Luther King Jr. with annual Day of Dreams activities
Point Park students, faculty and staff honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with activities and events on Jan. 16, and continuing throughout the week.
1/19/2012 School director's op-ed in Post-Gazette
Steve Hallock, director of the School of Communication, wrote an op-ed on how to preserve mass transit systems.
1/18/2012 'Fat Beckett' named a top 10 production in Pittsburgh
Fat Beckett, written by 2011 M.F.A. in acting graduates Gab Cody and Rita Reis, has been named one of the top 10 plays in 2011 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1/17/2012 Meet Natalya Goreva, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Natalya Goreva, Ph.D., has been teaching information technology and related classes in Point Park University's School of Business since 2008.
1/16/2012 President Hennigan Reflects on the Life and Contributions of George R. White
Long-time supporter and Point Park University Trustee, George Rowland White, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
1/13/2012 PennDOT Secretary Visits Point Park, Learns Progress of Wood Street Corridor
The Academic Village Initiative is a $240 million academic and economic development project that is reshaping this area of Downtown Pittsburgh.
1/13/2012 Point Park Will Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Through Activities
All students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in events and activities honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16. Classes to be held.
1/11/2012 Biological Sciences Major Interns at National Aviary in Pittsburgh's Northside
Point Park biological sciences major Maria Fusco landed an internship with the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
1/10/2012 Financial workshop to be held for dance, theatre students
A free workshop discussing the financial basics performing artists need to know will be held Jan. 30 in the University Center.
1/10/2012 Student Profile: Michelle Labash, Management Services Major and Supervisor at Highmark
Meet Michelle Labash, management services student at Point Park and a supervisor at Highmark.
1/10/2012 Student to compete in Miss America pageant
School of Communication student Juliann Sheldon will represent Pennsylvania in the Miss America pageant Jan. 14.
1/9/2012 Winter 2012 Features From The Point Available Online
Get a sneak preview of the Winter 2012 edition of The Point magazine!
1/6/2012 Point Park University Launches Center for Management Excellence
Center for Management Excellence opens its doors to the business community in January 2012, offering diverse workplace educational opportunities.
1/4/2012 Cinema Showcase to be topic on WQED program
The Jan. 7 episode of Filmmakers Corner on WQED will focus on the Point Park University Cinema Showcase.
1/3/2012 Alumni Profile: Nicole Perry, Civil Engineer Supervisor for PennDOT
Civil engineering technology alumna Nicole Perry is a civil engineer supervisor for PennDOT.
1/3/2012 Rivers of Steel at Point Park University art exhibition extended through March 15
The exhibit features a selection of paintings, lithographs, photographs and sculptures, which all draw inspiration from the region’s steel industry and working rivers.
12/23/2011 Students on holiday break through January 13
12/22/2011 A Christmas Story of the Detective with the Golden Voice
A Christmas story about Point Park alum, Ricky Manning, the detective with the golden voice
12/20/2011 Hamlisch shares personal insight, stories during workshop
Marvin Hamlisch, Point Park's 2011 distinguished master artist in residence, provided personal insight into his work, creative process and career success during his Dec. 13 workshop The Works and Imagination of Marvin Hamlisch at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
12/16/2011 Dance students perform alongside swing band in twist on Christmas classic
Student dancers describe the experience of dancing in Doug Bentz's The Jazz Nutcracker, which ran Dec. 9–11 and Dec. 16–18.
12/16/2011 Meet alumna Amber J. Farr, 2011 M.A. grad at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania
Amber J. Farr is a 2011 graduate who currently works for the Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.
12/15/2011 Students get unique opportunity to perform Shakespeare two ways
During the fall 2011 semester, the Conservatory Theatre Company performed Illyria, a musical based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which was then staged a few weeks later.
12/13/2011 Business Plan Contest Cultivates Students’ Entrepreneur Skills
Finalists of the fourth annual Business Plan Contest presented their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges on Dec. 7 in the University Center’s GRW Theater.
12/13/2011 PR/ad student's team wins advertising competition
Ryan Strength, a public relations and advertising senior at Point Park, was a member of the team that won the 2011 “The Pitch” competition, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation.
12/12/2011 Dance faculty member brings her outside experiences to classroom
Kiesha Lalama, assistant professor of dance in the Conservatory of Performing Arts, recently choreographed works for Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, and the movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
12/12/2011 Intelligence and National Security Majors Host Spies in Black Ties event
More than 80 students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests recently attended Point Park’s fifth annual Spies in Black Ties event hosted by intelligence and national security majors in the Society for Intelligence and National Security student group.
12/12/2011 Professor co-authors letter about America’s mental health manual
Associate Professor Brent Robbins, Ph.D., co-authored a national letter by the Society for Humanistic Psychology that has brought thousands into the public debate about revisions to the “bible” of American psychiatry.
12/9/2011 MBA alum creates nonprofit “Beverly’s Birthdays”
Point Park MBA alumna Meg Yunn was one of 10 people in the U.S. to receive $2,500 in seed money from Scholastic Media to establish Beverly’s Birthdays.
12/8/2011 Representatives from Hokkaido University of Education Visit Point Park
Representatives from Hokkaido University of Education traveled across the world to visit Point Park and learn more about our SAEM program.
12/6/2011 Educational Administration Alumnus Appointed a Principal for Pittsburgh Public Schools
Meet Adam Sikorski, an educational administration alumnus and principal for Pittsburgh Colfax K-8.
12/5/2011 Hamlisch to discuss his work, creative process during workshop
Marvin Hamlisch, Point Park's distinguished master artist in residence, will provide personal insight into his work and creative process during his Dec. 13 workshop, "The Works and Imagination of Marvin Hamlisch."
12/5/2011 Point Park Information Technology and M.B.A. Alumna Denice Withrow a Vice President at Bank of America
Denise Withrow earned both a bachelor's degree in information technology and an M.B.A. specializing in management information systems from Point Park.
12/1/2011 Quantum Theatre staging world premiere of play by two M.F.A. graduates
Gab Cody and Rita Reis, 2011 graduates of Point Park University’s Master of Fine Arts in Acting program, are world premiering their play Fat Beckett Dec. 1-18.
11/30/2011 Learn How To Score the Interview!
Presented by the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing and The Career Development Center.
11/29/2011 'The Jazz Nutcracker' returns to Pittsburgh Playhouse
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company presents The Jazz Nutcracker Dec. 9–11 and Dec. 16–18 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
11/28/2011 Faculty member presents at National Communication Convention
Tatyana Dumova, associate professor in the School of Communication, made two peer-reviewed research presentations at the National Communication Association convention in November.
11/27/2011 Conservatory Theatre Company to stage 'Twelfth Night'
Show presented by Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company Dec. 9 – 18 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
11/23/2011 International MBA Students Discuss Why They Chose Point Park University
MBA students Antie Sundari, Ragheed Muhra and Eleonora Candilera, whose native countries are Indonesia, Syria and Italy respectively, discuss why they chose Point Park to pursue their graduate degrees.
11/18/2011 Alumni Connect to Careers in Art Through MBA Classmates
Charlene Bidula and Jessica Zamiska landed their positions at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art through the connections they made with fellow students in Point Park’s MBA degree program.
11/18/2011 Meet Alumna Charlene Bidula, Communications Specialist
Bidula is a communications specialist for the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
11/18/2011 Meet Alumna Jessica Zamiska, Manager of Visitor Services
Zamiska is the manager of visitor services at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
11/18/2011 Students on Thanksgiving Break; University Closed Thursday and Friday
All University offices are closed on Nov. 24, and Nov. 25.
11/17/2011 Graduate student covers hearing for New York Times
Leah Welch, a graduate assistant in the School of Communication, covered the federal court hearing of White House shooting suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez for The New York Times.
11/17/2011 Point Park hosts photographic arts lecture Nov. 18
The Speaking Light featured artist, Filippo Tagliati, will discuss how his system of capturing images becomes a process of perception and intuition, followed by intensive post-process work.
11/14/2011 Funeral Service Major Interns at Medical Examiner’s Office
Lin Webb is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in funeral service from Point Park University.
11/14/2011 Point Park University’s Global Cultural Studies Program Screens Film Nov. 15
On Tues., Nov. 15, Point Park University’s global cultural studies program presents the film Fresh.
11/11/2011 Auditions, interviews to be held in Atlanta on Dec. 4
The Conservatory of Performing Arts will be holding an off-campus audition and interview session in Atlanta for prospective cinema, dance and theatre students on Dec. 4.
11/11/2011 Conservatory Theatre Company presents 'Illyria'
Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company presents Illyria at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Nov. 11-20 .
11/10/2011 Conservatory Dance Company presents four premieres
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company presents Contemporary Choreographers Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 18-20.
11/9/2011 Global Environmentalist Gives Inspiring Lecture at Point Park
Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., traveled from India to Pittsburgh to speak at Point Park University about the importance of biodiversity, organic farming, farmers’ rights and the de-privatization of water.
11/8/2011 Alumni Profile: Jordan Grubb, B.F.A. in musical theatre
Jordan Grubb, a 2008 graduate, currently lives and works in New York City. He is currently in the national tour of Mary Poppins and has performed in the New York Musical Theatre Festival and has appeared in several productions of 42nd Street.
11/8/2011 Global Cultural Studies Launches Lecture Series
The lectures will take place on Nov. 8, Feb. 14 and March 13 at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium.
11/4/2011 ESPN: Sports Programming and Platforms Seminar
Senior VP of Marketing Solutions for ESPN and General Manager of ESPNU coming to Point Park University on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.
11/3/2011 Dumova publishes chapter on online assessment
Tatyana Dumova, associate professor in Point Park University’s School of Communication, has published a chapter on the student perceptions of the usability of online assessment tools in a newly released volume, Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education.
11/2/2011 Adjunct professor's book details hockey team's rebirth
Andrew Conte’s book Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Rebirth details the story of the hockey team’s journey from bankruptcy and losing seasons to its 2009 Stanley Cup win and the opening of the new Consol Energy Center in 2010.
11/2/2011 Faculty Profile: Meet Debbie Stephen, Accounting
Deborah Stephen, MBA, CPA, visiting professor of accounting, brings a strong background in both teaching and accounting to the Point Park School of Business classroom.
11/1/2011 Meet Garfield Lemonius, assistant professor of dance
Garfield Lemonius joined the conservatory's full-time faculty as an assistant professor of dance after serving as a guest artist. Lemonius was a principal dancer with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and is a sought-after master teacher.
11/1/2011 Renowned Environmentalist to Speak at Point Park on Nov. 2
Point Park University's Department of Humanities and Human Sciences presents an evening with Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., on Nov. 2.
10/31/2011 Professor named one of Pittsburgh's '40 Under 40'
Associate Professor Christopher Rolinson was selected as one of Pittsburgh's 2011 40 Under 40. Reception to be held on Nov. 4 at Rivers Casino.
10/28/2011 Students audition for Hamlisch during workshop
Musical theatre seniors Elle DeMaria, Leah Fox, Jaron Frand and Connor Russell were selected by the conservatory faculty to perform in front of Marvin Hamlisch during his “The Art of the Audition” workshop, which was held Oct. 19 in the George Rowland White Performance Studio on campus.
10/21/2011 Faculty Profile: Step Back in Time with Historian Jehnie Reis
Visiting Assistant Professor Jehnie Reis, Ph.D., joins Point Park full time, teaching history in the Department of Humanities and Human Sciences.
10/21/2011 Original cast member directs production of 'Chorus Line'
The Point Park University Conservatory Theatre Company kicks off its season with a production of 'A Chorus Line,' directed by Danny Herman. More than 30 conservatory students are performing in the show.
10/21/2011 Photographer to discuss her project on sustainable food practices
Oct. 28 at 6 pm the Speaking Light lecture series continues with a discussion by photographer Christin Boggs. Her project, Slow & Steady, explores creative alternatives to a culture of mass-produced food.
10/21/2011 Point Park M.B.A. Alum the Only Female Director in the NHL
Jennifer Bullano, director of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins, graduated with an M.B.A. degree specializing in sport, arts and entertainment management.
10/20/2011 Night At The Village Park
Join us in the Ballroom of Lawrence Hall on Oct. 20 for the Village Park Concert Series. DJ Ian McGlumphy is this week's entertainer.
10/19/2011 Documentary screening, Q&A with director set for Oct. 25
On Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the GRW Theater at 7:30 p.m. the Cinema Arts Department is hosting Julien Nitzberg and his documentary The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.
10/19/2011 Psychology Alum is Program Director at Western Psych
Meet Nick Williams, Ph.D., Point Park psychology alumnus and program director at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
10/17/2011 Conservatory Theatre opens season with 'A Chorus Line'
Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company opens its 2011-12 season with "A Chorus Line" at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Oct. 21 through Oct. 30. A preview performance is open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 20
10/17/2011 Faculty Profile: Janice Glunk, Student Teaching Supervisor
Prior to joining Point Park as a full-time faculty member, Janice Glunk, Ed.D., assistant professor of education and field supervisor of student teaching, was the superintendent for Steel Valley School District.
10/14/2011 Meet Assistant Professor Matthew Pascal, Mathematics
Assistant Professor Matthew Pascal, Ph.D., comes to Point Park after teaching mathematics at various universities including West Virginia University, Towson University and American University.
10/13/2011 "2011: The Global System in Crisis" Presentation on Oct. 27
This presentation, hosted by the School of Business' Department of Global Management and Organization, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium.
10/13/2011 New SAEM Professor an Expert in the Business of the Arts
Maggie Johnson, M.A.M., is a visiting professor and director of community outreach for the sport, arts and entertainment management program.
10/12/2011 Global Cultural Studies Program Screens Movie Oct. 18
Point Park University presents a screening of the film Dirt for students and the public on Tues., Oct. 18, 2011 as part of the Global Cultural Studies Human and Environmental Health Film Series.
10/12/2011 Graduate students present at communication conference
Four graduate students from Point Park University’s School of Communication presented their research papers at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) from Oct. 7-9 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.
10/11/2011 "Executive for a Day" Seminar
Michael Spacc, senior executive with 93.7 The Fan and CBS Radio, comes to campus Thursday, Oct. 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. as "Executive for a Day."
10/10/2011 Award-Winning Author to Present Reading on Oct. 24
The Point Park Writers’ Series welcomes author David McGlynn to campus on Oct. 24 for a reading. The public is welcome to the free event, which begins at 8 p.m.
10/10/2011 Panel to Discuss Class Prague Trip
On Oct. 12 at 3 p.m., a panel of students and faculty will discuss their time in Prague as part of the International Media class.
10/7/2011 Creating Sustainable Communities Conference
One-day conference on creating sustainable communities is being held at Point Park University (Lawrence Hall) on November 3, 2011.
10/7/2011 New Professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Bringing with her an impressive blend of academic and corporate experience in engineering, Associate Professor Kathleen Puskar, Ph.D., returned to Pittsburgh to teach mechanical engineering technology at Point Park University.
10/3/2011 Distinguished Public Relations Lecture Set
The School of Communication will present a distinguished public relations lectureship, called “Branding the Outdoor Recreation Community,” on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in JVH Auditorium.
9/29/2011 “Back to the ‘Burgh” Alumni Weekend
A weekend of fun to celebrate Point Park (October 7 -9).
9/29/2011 Student photographs of blast furnace site being exhibited
During the spring, students and faculty took photographs of the U.S. Steel Homestead Works' Carrie Furnace site. Their photos are being exhibited in Lawrence Hall lobby through Oct. 9.
9/28/2011 3rd Annual Internship & Job Fair open to students, alumni
All Point Park students and alumni are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Internship and Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 5, noon 3 - p.m. in the Student Center gym, located on the fifth floor.
9/28/2011 Career Workshop: From Academia to Theatre
The SAEM program at Point Park will hold a workshop on Oct. 4 on how students can transition to a career in the theatre industry.
9/27/2011 Health Systems Management Concentration in MBA Growing
In an interview, Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., assistant professor of business and director of Point Park University’s MBA program, talks about the health systems management concentration within the MBA program.
9/27/2011 Point Park to host photographic arts lecture
The Speaking Light photographic arts lecture series kicks off Sept. 30 with a lecture by Tim Fabian.
9/22/2011 Dance majors to showcase original choreography
Point Park's Conservatory Dance Company opens its season with Student Choreography Project, a showcase of original student choreography.
9/22/2011 Students make connections on set of 'Dark Knight Rises'
More than 50 Point Park students and alumni worked on the set of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," parts of which were filmed in Pittsburgh.
9/21/2011 Rivers of Steel Art Exhibition Opens at Point Park University
Rivers of Steel, an art exhibition celebrating Pittsburgh’s rich industrial heritage and the intersection of past and present, opens in Point Park University’s Lawrence Hall Gallery.
9/19/2011 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Point Park campus
Point Park welcomed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to campus on Sept. 16, as he gave a public address about the country’s employment challenges.
9/15/2011 Point Park to host production assistant training seminar
The production assistant training seminar will be held Sept. 24 and 25 in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom on the Point Park campus. The seminar is open to all Point Park students.
9/14/2011 Interest in Engineering Prompts Pursuit of Degrees
Meet Chas Ainsworth, a civil engineering technology and engineering management alumnus.
9/14/2011 Point Park unveils Urban Park at the Academic Village
After years of planning and months of construction, Point Park University has opened the Urban Park at the Academic Village, an urban green space and key component in the University’s effort to redefine and enliven its Academic Village and the Downtown landscape.
9/14/2011 Students invited to seminar on sports branding
Point Park students are invited to attend an on-campus seminar, "Penguins & Pirates: The Power of Sports Branding" on Thursday, Sept. 22.
9/12/2011 Professors Interviewed About Preventing Terrorist Attacks
Point Park criminal justice and intelligence studies professors Gregory Rogers and Michael Finnegan were quoted in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article on terrorism.
9/9/2011 Professor produces two jazz compilation sets
Professor David J. Fabilli produced two three-disc "Best Of" compilation sets for High Note Records in New York.
9/9/2011 Projects done for workshop aired on local radio programs
Steve Kubitz and Dave Singer each had projects they did for Advanced Radio Production Workshop broadcast on local radio programs.
9/9/2011 Student wins scholarship to travel to national park
Madeline McKain, a photography and honors program student, traveled to Great Basin National Park as part of the Partners in the Parks program.
9/7/2011 M.A. Alumna Helps Veterans Transition to Academia
Ann Rairigh was looking for a master’s degree program that focused on organizational development while allowing her to cultivate her passion for helping veterans pursue higher education.
9/6/2011 Professor's op-ed in Philadelphia Inquirer
School of Communication Director and Assistant Professor Steven Hallock, Ph.D., wrote an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about how Pennsylvania legislators and the governor should follow the example of Wyoming, which uses oil, gas, and mineral severance taxes to help invest in higher education.
9/2/2011 Class projects exhibited at global conference in Prague
A set model by Lindsey B. Mayer, a technical theatre major specializing in scenic design, was chosen for the student exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. A model by Richard Preffer was also on display at the event.
9/2/2011 M.B.A. Alum’s Radio Show Being Broadcasted Globally
Point Park M.B.A. alumnus Ron Meyer’s Blessed2Play radio show recently debuted on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.
9/1/2011 Alumni Profile: Kate Santichen, Producer at Bloomberg News
Kate Santichen, a 2007 broadcasting alumna, is a producer for Bloomberg News and prior to that she was an associate producer for The Early Show at CBS News.
8/31/2011 Alumni Profile: Eric Probola, Global Cultural Studies
Alumnus Eric Probola talks about his experiences at Point Park and his current job working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
8/26/2011 Faculty Profile: J. Kaye Cupples, Special Education
In an interview, J. Kaye Cupples, Ph.D., talked about his extensive background in the special education field as well as the offerings Point Park's special education program has for students.
8/26/2011 Point Park University Announces New Board of Trustees Appointment
Point Park University announced Peggy T. McKnight has been elected as a member to the Board of Trustees at the August board meeting.
8/25/2011 Point Park University marks 9/11 anniversary with public events
The University is taking a cross-disciplinary approach to the commemoration and highlighting themes that include respecting cultural differences, recognizing personal responsibility and valuing urban living.
8/25/2011 Recent grad's photo named finalist in global contest
Abigail Neely's photograph was selected by Photographer's Forum magazine as a finalist in its annual spring photography contest.
8/24/2011 Accounting Alumna Lands Job at Schneider Downs
After graduating in 2010, Rosemary Coombs soon began working as an internal auditor for a top 60 accounting, tax and business advisory firm.
8/24/2011 Meet Alum Graham Ferry, Civil Engineering Project Manager
Alumnus Graham Ferry works for L.R. Kimball, an architecture, civil and environmental engineering and communication technology services firm.
8/23/2011 Point Park remains open following tremors
Point Park is aware of tremors reported throughout the Downtown Pittsburgh area early Tuesday afternoon. The University remains open and operating normally. Check back for updates.
8/23/2011 SAEM Instructor to Host Workshop on Using Online Tools for Fundraising
Teresa A. Gregory, CFRE, will host this workshop on Saturday, August 27 at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Mt. Lebanon, Pa.
8/22/2011 $1 Million Gift to Point Park University to Fund Urban Accounting Initiative
The George Rowland White Endowed Professor of Accounting and Finance and the Urban Accounting Initiative is an effort to increase awareness of careers in accounting and finance among minority youth.
8/22/2011 Class Project Leads to Job for Mechanical Engineering Technology Student
Meet Robert Fausnaught, automation engineer for Eaton Corp.
8/22/2011 Heinz Ethics Panel Garners More Than 100 Students and Business Leaders
Heinz leaders John Kraus, James Traut and Brian Shuttleworth presented on topics ranging from corporate governance and enterprise reputation to risk management and sustainability.
8/15/2011 Alumni are on the forefront of online journalism
School of Communication alumni Heidi Dezayas, Amanda Gillooly and Stephanie Rex are editors for local Patch news sites. Patch is an online network of news sites. There are more than 800 sites nationwide, with at least a dozen in the Pittsburgh area.
8/15/2011 Alumni Profile: Amanda Gillooly, editor of Canon-McMillan Patch
Amanda Gillooly, a 2002 journalism and mass communication graduate, is the local editor for Canon-McMillan Patch.
8/15/2011 Alumni Profile: Heidi Dezayas, editor of Plum-Oakmont Patch
Heidi Dezayas, a 2007 broadcasting graduate, is the local editor for Plum-Oakmont Patch.
8/15/2011 Alumni Profile: Stephanie Rex, editor of Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch
Stephanie Rex, a 2007 journalism graduate, is local editor for Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch. | Photo by Chris Rolinson
8/11/2011 Point Park University Announces Appointment of New Board Chair
Point Park University has announced that Anne Lewis was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees to serve as chair of the Board, where she will lead the University’s capital campaign to support its Academic Village Initiative.
8/4/2011 Alumni Profile: IMC grad starts communications business
Jennifer Russell graduated in 2010 with a degree in integrated marketing communications. She now owns her own marketing communication company called Gemini Marketing Partners.
8/2/2011 Alumni Profile: Melissa Brozeski, Pittsburgh Pirates
Meet SAEM alumna Melissa Brozeski, community relations coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
8/1/2011 SAEM program director to Give Lecture on Managing Today's Celebrities and Athletes
Steve Tanzilli, Esq., assistant professor and director of the sport, arts and entertainment management program at Point Park University, will give a lunch lecture on Tuesday, August 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Allegheny HYP Club.
7/27/2011 Point Park Offers Degree Geared For Firefighters
To help today’s firefighters, as well as paramedics and disaster managers prepare for that wide gamut of responsibility, Point Park is now offering a more broadly marketable public administration degree.
7/26/2011 Prospective Students Tour Stage AE at SAEM Workshop
High school students learned about the various career opportunities within the sport, arts and entertainment management fields while getting a backstage tour of one of Pittsburgh’s newest concert venues.
7/22/2011 Economics & Finance Student Named a Scholar-Athlete
Derek Peluso excels both in the classroom and on the baseball field.
7/20/2011 Heinz Corporation and Point Park to Present Ethics Panel
Point Park University will join with leaders from the Heinz Corporation on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, to present a panel discussion on "Meeting the Challenge of Ethical Leadership, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and Sustainability on a Global Scale."
7/20/2011 Multimedia student spends summer interning at CMT
Amanda Hertzog, a multimedia student, spent her summer as a digital imaging intern in the .com department at Country Music Television in Nashville.
7/18/2011 Alumni Profile: Miles Ritenour, Ketchum account coordinator
Miles Ritenour, class of 2010, is account coordinator at Ketchum Public Relations.
7/18/2011 Criminal Justice Alum Works as Director at Gateway Rehab
Chris Ingram earned both a bachelor's and master's degree from Point Park University.
7/11/2011 Hamlisch to be Distinguished Master Artist in Residence
Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts welcomes Marvin Hamlisch as Distinguished Master Artist in Residence in the fall of 2011. Hamlisch will give three workshops for Point Park students at the University.
7/7/2011 Alumni profile: John West, documentary photojournalist
John West, a 2007 photojournalism graduate, is a documentary photojournalist and owns his own company, John West Photography.
7/5/2011 McKenna named chair of theatre department
Sheila McKenna, assistant professor and Point Park alumna, was named chair of the theatre department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts.
7/1/2011 Alum Profile: Jenniffer Burke, Big Brothers Big Sisters
M.A. in organizational leadership alumna discusses her experiences as a graduate student at Point Park.
6/29/2011 Professor served as artist in residence at Biosphere 2
Patrick Millard, assistant professor of photography, was artist in residency at Biosphere 2 in Arizona.
6/29/2011 SAEM Students Raise $20,000 at Glitzburgh 2011
Anna DeLattre and Rachel Kernic discuss planning Glitzburgh and their experiences as students in the SAEM program.
6/27/2011 Students Capitalize on New Course in "HR Policies in Electronic Communications"
School of Business Professor Elaine Luther, D.Sc., emphasizes to students in the HR Policies for Electronic Communications class the importance of being careful when communicating online.
6/22/2011 Hollywood veteran brings 30 years of industry experience
Steve Cuden, assistant professor of screenwriting, is co-creator of the musical "Jekyll & Hyde" and has many years of experience in the entertainment industry.
6/22/2011 PR/advertising student wins Miss Pennsylvania
Juliann Sheldon was crowned Miss Pennsylvania and will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in January.
6/20/2011 Open House to Highlight Graduate Programs in the School of Arts and Sciences
On June 29, individuals can learn about the various graduate programs offered through Point Park's School of Arts and Sciences.
6/20/2011 Point Park’s online certificate programs give professionals a career edge
Point Park now offers two online certificates. The programs are designed for busy professionals to complete in just 12 months.
6/17/2011 Professor Charles Fox to Present Workshop at Wichita State University
Charles Fox, O.D., Ph.D., Point Park professor of psychology, will present on "Vision Care for the Primary Care Provider" to the Wichita State University School of Nursing on July 6, 2011.
6/15/2011 Biological Sciences Alum to Pursue Dental School
Franco Sebastiani plans to become an oral surgeon and perform cleft lip and palate surgeries in third world countries.
6/15/2011 Student Excels in Point Park's Electrical Engineering Technology Program
Melissa Englert is pursuing her dream to be an engineer.
6/15/2011 Students visit media outlets in Prague during class trip
School of Communication students spent 11 days in Prague as part of the International Media class. The school selects a different international site each year.
6/14/2011 Students Enhance Resumes Planning For Project Children LEAD Conference
More than 15 undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors planned and assisted with Point Park’s Project Children LEAD (Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity) sixth annual conference for educators and administrators.
6/10/2011 Alumna’s Advocacy Work Reaches New Level with M.B.A.
Tara Marks, a Point Park M.B.A. graduate who serves as a co-director for public policy advocacy, attributes her education and relentless perseverance for guiding her to where she is today.
6/7/2011 Presentations and Papers from Humanities and Human Sciences Faculty and Students
6/6/2011 Artist Selected for Wood Street-Mon Wharf Connection Project
New York-based Nobuho Nagasawa to work with LaQuatra Bonci Associates. Public Meeting: June 7, 2011 at 6pm
6/6/2011 Point Park’s Psychology Program Prepares Alumna for Graduate School
Veronika Panagiotou credits the psychology program at Point Park—and the qualitative research methods she learned—for giving her an edge entering graduate school.
5/25/2011 Point Park University Announces New Board of Trustees Appointments
Point Park University has announced the election of two candidates for membership on the Board of Trustees.
5/19/2011 Alumna Rachael Otieno Helps Launch Non-Profit in Kenya
Alumna Rachael Otieno, who earned two master’s degrees at Point Park, attributes the knowledge and skills she gained in both programs with helping her to launch a nonprofit organization in her home country of Kenya.
5/19/2011 Alumna Rachael Otieno Helps Launch Non-Profit in Kenya
Alumna Rachael Otieno, who earned two master’s degrees at Point Park, attributes the knowledge and skills she gained in both programs with helping her to launch a non-profit organization in her home country of Kenya.
5/18/2011 Alumni Profile: Cindy Barnett, Information Technology
Information technology alum Cindy Barnett discusses her experiences at Point Park and her overall future career goals.
5/17/2011 Point Park Summer Camps Cultivate Youth Interests
From crime scene investigation to scriptwriting to journalism, Point Park summer camps give young people the opportunity to explore their interests and career aspirations.
5/17/2011 Sudan Refugee Succeeds as Accountant and Grad Student at Point Park
At 30 years old, accounting analyst and Point Park organizational leadership graduate student Panther Garang Bior has already gone through more hardships in his life than many people will face in their lifetime.
5/13/2011 Point Park Assistant Professor and AP Reporter Discuss Tracking a Terrorist
Point Park University students and faculty had the unique opportunity to hear a former FBI agent and Associated Press reporter discuss how they worked together to track down a terrorist.
5/10/2011 Alumna wins Golden Quill Award for Best Writing Online
Stephanie Rex, a 2007 graduate from the School of Communication, won the Golden Quill Award for Best Writing Online.
5/10/2011 Point Park alum nominated for two Tony Awards
Rob Ashford, a 1983 graduate of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, has earned Tony nominations for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography, both for How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.
5/9/2011 Course offers real-world multimedia experience
Capstone is a workshop-style class held in the spring that culminates in a multimedia project and portfolio piece. The class is required for multimedia majors, but students in other School of Communications majors also take the class, so they can collaborate and combine their skills and expertise.
5/6/2011 Point Park Student, Grad Receive National Journalism Honors
Faith Cotter and Lucy Leitner received the National Mark of Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists for their Justice magazine piece.
5/6/2011 Point Park's HR Management Program Recognized by SHRM
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Point Park University's human resource management program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
5/3/2011 Journalism student, grad win national award for Justice magazine article
Faith Cotter and Lucy Leitner won the SPJ National Mark of Excellence Award for their article "No Remorse," which was featured in Justice, a magazine published by Point Park's Innocence Institute.
5/2/2011 Technical theatre students connect with companies, get jobs
James Ogden II, a student in the stage management program at Point Park, received five job offers at the Southeastern Theatre Conference's annual convention, which was held in Atlanta in 2011.
4/29/2011 GAI employees to graduate from On-Site Corporate M.B.A. Program
GAI’s newly minted M.B.A. recipients will be the first class to graduate from the School of Business’s on-site corporate M.B.A. program.
4/29/2011 Works by American Artists Featured in Visions of Europe Exhibition
Exhibit features celebrated American artists Frank Herbert Mason, John Del Monte, Lois McCune and Carol Begley.
4/28/2011 Alpha Chi National College Honor Society at Point Park Inducts New Members
Point Park University inducted 73 new members into its Alpha Chi National College Honor Society chapter for 2011 on Thursday, March 24.
4/28/2011 Assistant professor of photography to give lecture
Patrick Millard, assistant professor of photography at Point Park, will be speaking at the Humanity+ conference Transhumanism Meets Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
4/28/2011 Faculty member presents juried research paper
Dr. Tatyana Dumova, associate professor of communication at Point Park, presented a full-length juried research paper at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association in Arlington, Va., held April 13-17.
4/27/2011 COPA dean teaches at film school in Prague
Fredrick Johnson, acting dean of the Conservatory, was a guest teacher at Film and Television Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague.
4/27/2011 Point Park Presents Online Instruction Conference on May 20 for Educators
Point Park University presents the sixth annual Project Children L.E.A.D. conference for educators and administrators on Friday, May 20, 2011.
4/26/2011 M.A./M.B.A. program aims to give communications pros an edge
Point Park’s rigorous M.A./M.B.A. program is designed for communication professionals who work in or plan to work in management and executive positions. Shian-Li McGuire is studying for an M.A./M.B.A. while working full time as a manager of advertising at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
4/26/2011 M.A./M.B.A. program aims to give working professionals an edge
Debating between pursuing an M.A. in journalism and mass communications or an M.B.A., Shian-Li McGuire was thrilled to learn Point Park University was launching a two-degree program that could help her achieve her multiple career goals.
4/26/2011 Students get real look at media during trip to Washington, D.C.
Students and faculty from the School of Communication traveled to Washington, D.C. for three days in March to get an inside look at the communication industry. Students met media professionals, including editor-in-chief of DC magazine, and examined moments in news history at the Newseum, such as an exhibit about covering Hurricane Katrina.
4/25/2011 CSI Expert Edward Strimlan Appointed Coordinator of Forensic Science Program
In an interview, CSI Expert Edward Strimlan discusses his appointment to full-time visiting professor at Point Park.
4/21/2011 Intelligence and National Security Faculty Member Speaks at Press Club
On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, Point Park University Assistant Professor Michael Finnegan, a former FBI agent, joins with Associated Press investigative reporter Adam Goldman to discuss how the federal intelligence community interacts with the media in reporting on terrorists and terrorism.
4/21/2011 Intelligence and National Security Faculty Member Speaks at Press Club
On April 27, Assistant Professor Michael Finnegan, a former FBI agent, joins with Associated Press investigative reporter Adam Goldman to discuss how the U.S. intelligence community interacts with the media.
4/18/2011 Point Park to Host CSI Summer Camp for High School Students
Point Park will host a CSI summer camp for high school students from July 19-21, 2011.
4/15/2011 Matthew R. Opdyke to discuss his research on the lichen community
Assistant Professor Matthew R. Opdyke, Ph.D., will discuss his recent research on the lichen community in southwestern PA.
4/14/2011 Assistant Professor gives presentation on former Nike Missile site
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration and director of the public administration and undergraduate organizational leadership programs, gave a presentation on April 5, 2011 about the former Nike Missile site.
4/14/2011 Shirley Jones Scholarship recipient meets star
Point Park musical theatre major Kristen Smith met Shirley Jones after receiving a scholarship named in her honor.
4/12/2011 Acclaimed Broadcaster to Deliver 51st Commencement Address
Point Park announces speakers for 2011 Commencement and Hooding and Degree Conferral.
4/12/2011 Grad assistant wins two press awards in Georgia
Point Park University grad assistant Pamela E. Walck won two press awards in Georgia for her series on female veterans.
4/12/2011 Point Park hosts the 6th Annual Project L.E.A.D. Multicultural Conference
The Multicultural Conference gives educators and administrators a forum to explore new and innovative ways to improve multicultural education through interactive learning.
4/12/2011 Students present at Northeast Regional Honors Conference
Point Park University honors students attended the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Portland, Maine the weekend of March 31.
4/8/2011 Creative writing workshops allow students to hone their craft
Point Park's creative writing program gives students opportunities to develop their literary voices in poetry, fiction and non-fiction, utilizing a workshop format for many classes.
4/8/2011 Photojournalist shows reality of war in exhibit
Photographer Bill Putnam's exhibit, titled "Faces of Battle, Afghanistan" will be displayed in the Lawrence Hall gallery through April 25. Putnam will give a lecture on April 8, 7-9 p.m. in Thayer Hall.
4/8/2011 Point Park dancers compete on international stage, earn top 12 placement
A Point Park University dance ensemble was named one of the top 12 dance ensembles at the Youth America Grand Prix International Student Ballet and Contemporary Dance Scholarship Competition (YAGP) in New York City.
4/6/2011 Business management alumna leads economic development in Wilkinsburg
Business alumna Tracey Truax Evans leads economic development in Wilkinsburg.
4/6/2011 Pompeanis make Point Park, broadcasting a tradition
Point Park graduate Bob Pompeani is an accomplished sports broadcaster. His two daughters are following in his footsteps by also attending Point Park for broadcasting.
4/5/2011 Alumni network pays dividends for actress Ashley Archambeau
Access to alumni network helped COPA alumna Ashley Archambeau land lead role in film.
4/4/2011 Accounting/SAEM Student Named Financial Executive Scholar
Point Park University Dual Major Business Student Josh Forrester is Named a Financial Executive International Scholar.
4/4/2011 Assistant Professor To Discuss North Park Nike Missile Site
Friends of North Park has invited Robert Skertich, Ph.D., to discuss the history of the Nike Missile site near North Park on April 5.
4/4/2011 Student organization wins national Rookie Chapter of the Year award
The newly formed Point Park University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society won National Rookie Chapter of the Year at the Society’s national awards ceremony in Los Angeles in March.
3/31/2011 Organizational Leadership Alumna Discusses Experiences at Point Park
Mother and grandmother Jacqueline Sledge, a cancer control specialist for the American Cancer Society, earned a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership.
3/25/2011 Dimitris Kraniou presents on economic and immigration issues
Dimitris Kraniou, professor at Point Park, made two presentations in March on economic and immigration issues.
3/25/2011 Professor brings experience with key business trend to students
The business trend known as reverse logistics was the focus of a paper that Lori Molinari, D.B.A. presented at the Second Annual Sustainable Enterprises of the Future Conference.
3/25/2011 School of Business faculty member presents on economic and immigration issues
Dimitris Kraniou, professor of International Economics and Management made two presentations in March on economic and immigration issues.
3/23/2011 Photographic arts lecture sponsored by Point Park School of Communication
The works of photographer Herman Leonard are the focus of a lecture sponsored by Point Park’s School of Communication, Friday, March 25, 2011 at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall’s JVH Auditorium.
3/21/2011 Workshop Provides Resources For Students Interested in Graduate School
Point Park University Career Development, Honors Program, and Sophomore Experience will sponsor a Graduate School Workshop for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees on Thursday, March 24th from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
3/15/2011 WPPJ Receives Top Honors at Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems Conference
WPPJ won two Golden Microphone Awards and received the Gold standard for its overall operation at last week's IBS National Conference.
3/15/2011 WPPJ receives top honors at intercollegiate broadcasting systems conference
WPPJ, Point Park University's student-run radio station, was recognized by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) at the 71st Annual IBS National Conference in New York City.
3/14/2011 Point Park offers new Master’s Degree in Special Education
This fall, Point Park University will enroll the first cohort of teachers in its Master of Education in Special Education program. The new M.Ed. offers educators advanced training in teaching special needs students and working in increasingly inclusive classrooms.
3/11/2011 Conservatory dance concert receives critical acclaim
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company performed its annual signature concert at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District Feb. 24–26 to critical acclaim. The show featured signature works by dance luminaries George Balanchine, Bill T. Jones, Trey McIntyre and Toru Shimazaki.
3/9/2011 Conservatory Theatre stages 'Evita' with unique casting
Evita, the stunning Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, is the final show of the Conservatory Theatre Company’s 2010–2011 season. Director John Shepard, theatre department chair, faculty member and performer, has included a unique twist in this particular production that will surprise audiences and provide greater insight into the musical’s leading lady.
3/9/2011 Former acting student lands major role in feature film
Former acting major and Pittsburgh-area native Gino Anthony Pesi is gearing up for the March 11 worldwide release of his latest and most notable feature film, Battle: Los Angeles.
3/9/2011 Point Park University Hosts Brackets 101 Event to Benefit Cope Scholarship Fund
Point Park University will host Brackets 101, a fundraising event related to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, on Monday, March 14 . Proceeds from the event will benefit the University’s Myron Cope Scholarship for students in the School of Communication.
3/8/2011 CITY TO SELL FORMER DOWNTOWN FIRE HOUSE TO POINT PARK UNIVERSITY
Sale will help Point Park continue its plans to transform downtown campus.
3/3/2011 Point Park Students Collaborate Using the Arts to Raise Consumer Awareness
Joining forces to point out the dangers of America’s consumerism waste, Point Park University’s social change club POOF presents “Stuff” March 4th and 5th at Future Tenant.
3/1/2011 Assistant professor focuses on how art and technology intersect
Patrick Millard, who joined the School of Communication as an assistant professor of photography in the fall, is fascinated by how human beings interact with natural and synthetic environments.
3/1/2011 Dual certification option now available for education undergrads
A dual certification option is now available for undergrads to meet Pennsylvania’s teaching certification requirements that take effect in 2013.
2/28/2011 Campus Activities Board Charity Ball Raises $1,500 for Western PA Humane Society
The Campus Activities Board hosted a charity ball at the Warhol Museum on January 27th. The event raised $1,500 for the Western PA Humane Society.
2/25/2011 Remaining performances of The Lonesome West cancelled
The remaining performances of The REP's production of The Lonesome West (Feb. 25 - 27) are cancelled.
2/24/2011 University Community Invited to Annual Health Fair
Point Park University's 10th Annual Health Fair will be held on Thursday, March 24 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
2/22/2011 SAEM Students will have classes at Stage AE Concert Venue
Starting Fall 2011, students enrolled in Point Park’s sport, arts and entertainment management program will have the opportunity to move their lessons from classroom to concert venue.
2/22/2011 University operating on 10 a.m. delay on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Due to inclement weather, Point Park University will operate on a 10 a.m. delay on Tuesday, Feb. 22. All classes and activities will take place at regular times after 10 a.m.
2/17/2011 Conservatory faculty and students collaborate on compelling documentary
Conservatory of Performing Arts alumni, students and faculty collaborate to produce "What Does Trouble Mean, Nate Smith's Revolution," a documentary about the Pittsburgh African American labor rights activist Nate Smith. It premieres Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. and airs again on Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. on WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh.
2/17/2011 Point Park hosts photographic arts lecture on Friday, Feb. 25
Point Park invites the public to a free Speaking Light lecture on the photographic arts by featured artist Christine Holtz on Friday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall’s JVH Auditorium.
2/10/2011 Alums with 'Mary Poppins' national tour teach master class
Conservatory of Performing Arts alumni Case Dillard, 27, Shua Potter, 28, and Eric Hatch, 29, all part of the national tour of 'Mary Poppins,' recently returned to campus to teach students “Step in Time” and a second number from the Broadway show.
2/10/2011 Point Park to open classroom space at Stage AE this fall
Point Park University students enrolled in the sport, arts and entertainment management program will soon have a unique opportunity to experience their academic lessons in a real-world work environment.
2/9/2011 'Mary Poppins' alumni Q&A draws students from across Point Park
Three COPA alumni who are in the cast of the national tour of "Mary Poppins" offered a master class to COPA students and a Q&A open to all Point Park students.
2/9/2011 Creative writing professor featured in PBS NewsHour Art Beat
Point Park assistant professor Sarah Perrier is the featured poet on PBS NewsHour’s Art Beat blog, which includes a video in which she reads a poem from her new book, "Nothing Fatal."
2/2/2011 The Heinz Endowments Awards Point Park University Grant for Public Art Design Team Commission
Point Park and Riverlife are partnering to sponsor the commission, which will result in a public art installation designed to create a stronger pedestrian connection between Point Park’s campus and the newly constructed Mon Wharf Landing linear park.
2/1/2011 Point Park operating on 10 a.m. start on Feb. 1 due to inclement weather
Due to inclement weather, the University will operate on a 10 a.m. start on Tuesday, Feb. 1. All classes prior to 10 a.m. will be cancelled.
1/29/2011 Acclaimed screenwriter shares his craft with cinema students
Rick Hawkins brings 30 years as a highly successful and Emmy-winning TV screenwriter to Point Park as an artist-in-residence with the Department of Cinema Arts.
1/26/2011 Point Park hosts photographic arts lecture January 28
The featured artist, photographer and filmmaker Nate Abramowski, will discuss his Quiet Men series focusing on the roles men assume in today’s world.
1/25/2011 Conservatory Dance Company performs impressive lineup at the Byham Theatre
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company will perform their annual concert at the Byham Theater in the Cultural District Feb. 24 - 26. The concert will feature signature works choreographed by dance luminaries George Balanchine, Bill T. Jones, Trey McIntyre and Toru Shimazaki.
1/25/2011 Conservatory hosts master classes, artists in residence
On Friday, January 21, 2010 alums Case Dillard, Eric Hatch and Shua Potter, all performing in the national tour of Mary Poppins, returned to campus to teach students two of the most challenging numbers from the Disney musical.
1/17/2011 Students show marketplace savvy in business plan contest
Students in Point Park University’s Introduction to Business course gain real-world experience with a healthy dose of friendly competition in the School of Business’ annual Business Plan Contest.
1/12/2011 Second 'Day of Dreams' Celebrating MLK Day, Jan. 17; Classes in Session
Point Park student groups host the second annual "Day of Dreams" to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events begin Monday, Jan. 17.
1/11/2011 An inside look: Technical theatre/design & stage management
A world of opportunity awaits students who are interested in working to make the artistic vision of theatre and dance productions a reality through Point Park's technical theatre/design and stage management programs.
1/11/2011 Innocence Institute work leads to reopening of high-profile case
The seven-year investigation by student reporters at the Innocence Institute at Point Park University has contributed to a judge’s decision to reopen a high-profile arson-murder case and consider whether the man convicted 14 years ago deserves a new trial.
1/11/2011 School of Communication Highlights Role of African-American Newspaper in Pittsburgh, Beyond
The Point Park University's School of Communication is hosting a free public screening of the documentary film "Newspaper of Record: The Pittsburgh Courier" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the GRW Theater in University Center.
1/5/2011 Conservatory Theatre Company presents The Time of Your Life
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents William Saroyan's award-winning drama The Time of Your Life at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Jan. 28 through Feb. 6.
1/4/2011 Bob Marley Tribute Concert Named Best Concert of 2010
Ed Traversari, professional in residence with Point Park’s sport, arts and entertainment management program, receives kudos for organizing historic event.
12/27/2010 Photojournalism alum documents Project HOPE mission
School of Communication graduate Kristopher Radder spent three weeks as a volunteer public affairs officer on a Project HOPE mission to South America, taking photos and writing a blog.
12/20/2010 Students on holiday break through Jan. 14
Point Park University students are on holiday break from Sunday, Dec. 19 through Friday, Jan. 14.
12/16/2010 Engineering Alumnus Discusses His Experiences at Point Park
John Frydrych is a Civil Engineering Consultant and Eastern Regional Manager for R.A. Smith National, Inc.
12/15/2010 Governor Rendell Announces Investment in University’s Urban Park
Point Park University will receive a $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant from Governor Rendell for the construction of a park at Wood Street and Boulevard of the Allies.
12/9/2010 Textbook Rental Program Coming to the Campus Bookstore
Beginning in December 2010, the Point Park University Bookstore will be offering a pilot textbook rental program designed to deliver maximum savings and convenience to students.
12/3/2010 International Media Trip Planned for Prague
School of Communication students and faculty traveling to Prague to examine the country's media.
11/30/2010 School of Communication Dean Lectures at Serbian Universities, Faculty Present at International Conference in Poland
Tim Hudson, dean of the School of Communication, was invited to Belgrade by Singidunum University to address the Faculty (School) of Media and Communication on the subject of "new technology in journalism education."
11/23/2010 Conservatory Theatre brings 'Camino Real' to Playhouse
The Conservatory Theatre Company is bringing 'Camino Real,' one of Tennessee Williams' lesser-known works and his most experimental play, to the stage at the Pittsburgh Playhouse as part of the 2010-11 season.
11/18/2010 Students learn valuable tips at High School Media Day
High school students and teachers learned about the evolving world of journalism and media during the Point Park’s High School Media Day, a biannual event sponsored by the School of Communication.
11/15/2010 Cinema program offering new major in animation and visual effects for fall 2011
Starting the fall of 2011, Point Park will begin offering a new Bachelor of Arts degree in animation and visual effects through the Department of Cinema Arts. The degree has two concentrations: animation or visual effects.
11/12/2010 Local film festival showcases cinema arts talent
The work of Point Park students, faculty and alumni are featured heavily at the 2010 Pittsburgh Film Festival. Works that are featured at this year's festival include Mr. Pleasant and Silent City.
11/10/2010 Professors Present at Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology
Dr. Archish Maharaja and Dr. Gita Maharaja presented their work at a regional conference in State College, PA.
11/10/2010 Professors Present at Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology
Dr. Archish Maharaja and Dr. Gita Maharaja presented their work at a regional conference in State College, PA.
11/2/2010 Conservatory Theatre stages 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'
Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company is opening its 2010-2011 season with the classic musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
11/1/2010 Sidky Presents At Academic Conference
Dr. M. H. Sidky, professor in Point Park University’s School of Business, presented his paper at the 33rd annual Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology
10/28/2010 Accelerated Business program a perfect fit for juggling work, college
Marcy Byrne knew what she wanted — a business degree that would further her knowledge and her career without taking years to attain. She found it in Point Park’s Accelerated Business program.
10/27/2010 Theatre showcases create great opportunities for students
Point Park's theatre showcases take the Conservatory's top acting and musical theatre seniors to New York City and Los Angeles to perform for casting directors, talent agents, managers and other industry professionals to help the students launch their careers.
10/21/2010 SAEM students help promote, produce historic Marley concert
Ed Traversari, professional in residence for the sport, arts and entertainment management program, called on Point Park students to help promote and produce a benefit concert in tribute to the late reggae musician Bob Marley.
10/19/2010 Student Choreography Project showcases artistic prowess
Each year the Conservatory Dance Company kicks off its season with the highly anticipated Student Choreography Project, a showcase of the artistic ability of some of the Conservatory’s most creative and driven students.
10/18/2010 Point Park University to Host Jim Hightower Lecture
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author, is slated to hold a lecture, entitled “Meaning of Populism (True and False)”, at Point Park University on Wednesday, October 20.
10/12/2010 The REP’s 'La Ronde' offers M.F.A. students chance to shine
La Ronde offers several of this year’s graduating class of M.F.A. in acting students an opportunity to grow and develop as performing artists.
10/11/2010 Engineering Alum Uses Education to Help Ensure Transit Safety
As a product safety engineer for Ansaldo STS, Joseph Reutzel analyzes designs of control systems used to operate light duty mass transit and heavy duty rail systems all across the country and around the world. Reutzel is a 2005 graduate of Point Park’s electrical engineering technology program.
10/7/2010 Dumova Publishes in a Communication Assessment Primer Released by the National Communication Association
Tatyana Dumova, associate professor in Point Park University’s School of Communication, has joined a group of assessment experts in the field of communication to develop a comprehensive guide for measuring discipline-specific outcomes of student learning.
10/6/2010 Honors Program Students Make An Impact On and Off Campus
Students in Point Park’s Honors Program wrapped up a month of welcoming activities for new and returning students by volunteering to stage a water station for Pittsburgh’s Great Race in front of the University’s new Student Center.
10/1/2010 Psychology Students, Professor Co-Author Research Paper
Three Point Park undergraduate students never dreamed when they did a group project as freshmen that it would lead to a research paper co-authored with their professor -- and will be published in a national peer-reviewed journal.
9/29/2010 Internship and Job Fair today for students, alumni
The 2nd Annual Internship and Job Fair for current students and alumni is today, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lawrence Hall. More than 70 employers are attending. Bring copies of your resume. Dress is business casual.
9/22/2010 Ethics Leadership Education
The School of Business partners with the H.J. Heinz Co. to advance ethical leadership studies.
9/22/2010 Two Point Park Professors Present Papers at the Second Annual International Conference On Sustainable Enterprises of the Future
Assistant professors, Michele L. Langbein, Ph.D. and Lori Molinari, D.B.A. presented their work at the International Conference On Sustainable Enterprises of the Future.
9/20/2010 International student earns M.B.A., advances career at home
Point Park’s School of Business gave international student Alphonse Tounkara the chance to succeed beyond his expectations – and in a global way.
9/13/2010 Point Park Professor Heather Starr Fiedler To Be Honored As Distinguished Woman in Media
Point Park University associate professor of multimedia, Heather Starr Fiedler, Ph.D., has been selected as one of fourteen women to be honored at The Women and Girls Foundation’s Celebration of Women in Media.
9/9/2010 Dance graduate wins prestigious Pittsburgh CLO award
Point Park University graduate Ahmad Simmons (COPA 2010) in July received Pittsburgh CLO’s prestigious “Julia Deberson Award” in recognition of his professional skill, work ethic, optimistic attitude, ability to work well with others and passion for his work.
9/6/2010 Dance professor conducts teaching residency in Uganda
As one of the first artists selected for Teach and Tour Sojourners, dance Professor Doug Bentz blazed the trail for future dancers participating in the international program. Bentz traveled to Kampala, Uganda this summer and conducted a two-week teaching residency in American contemporary jazz dance for dancers ranging from 17 to 25 years old.
9/3/2010 School of Arts and Sciences Welcomes Dean Charles Fox
Charles Fox, O.D., Ph.D., new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, talks about high school in a New York City ghetto, where he began the uncommon path of his 33-year career.
8/31/2010 Point Park University to hold Sergio Leone Film Festival
Point Park University’s Department of Cinema and Digital Arts and The John P. Harris Society, Point Park’s student film group, in conjunction with The Italian Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Italy, Washington, D.C., is presenting a festival of the films of Sergio Leone, spanning the weekend of September 9-12.
8/23/2010 First Students Graduate with M.S. in Environmental Studies
This August and December, the first class of students is graduating from Point Park’s new master of science in environmental studies program, which began at the University in August of 2009.
8/19/2010 Point Park University Announces New Academic and Administrative Appointments
Point Park University has announced the following academic and administrative appointments and election of a candidate for membership on the Board of Trustees.
8/11/2010 Hudson, Claussen Speak at 2nd World Journalism Education Congress
Tim Hudson,Ph.D., dean and professor, and Dane S. Claussen,Ph.D., professor & director of graduate programs and faculty development, both in the School of Communication, spoke at the 2nd World Journalism Education Congress, held July 5-7 at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
8/11/2010 School of Communication Faculty Speak at AEJMC Convention
Four faculty members of the School of Communication at Point Park University, participated in the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication 2010 annual conference, held Aug. 4-7 in Denver, Co.
8/10/2010 Dr. Archish Maharaja presents papers, co-authored with three School of Business faculty members, at international conference
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., presented at the 17th Annual International Conference on Advances in Management held in Atlanta, Georgia.
8/10/2010 Dr. Michele L. Langbein Presents Paper at World Conference
Michele Langbein discusses podcasting in education at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications in Toronto.
8/10/2010 Dr. Michele L. Langbein presents paper at World Conference
Michele L. Langbein, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Undergraduate Accelerated Business Program presented the paper, "Podcasting Advantages & Disadvantages in Education."
7/30/2010 High school students get crash course in SAEM program
Summer workshop introduces students to careers in the sport, arts and entertainment management fields.
7/29/2010 School of Business Faculty Member Presents at Organizational Decision Making and Leadership Conference
Point Park professor, Dr. M. H. Sidky presents his work at international conference.
7/28/2010 Alumni Profile: Scott Shaw
Alumnus Scott Shaw earned his M.B.A. degree from Point Park and now works with casino companies in Las Vegas.
7/23/2010 Dance major to compete for Miss America crown
Point Park dance major Madison Tabet won the Miss New Mexico pageant competition and will compete for the Miss America crown in January 2011 in Las Vegas.
7/14/2010 Biology Grad Sets Sights on Becoming a Doctor
Michelle Guaragno graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology in May 2010 and will begin graduate studies toward her goal of becoming a doctor.
6/28/2010 Alumni Profile: Irene Kent, choreographer / performer / teacher
Irene Kent, a dance alumna, is a choreographer, performer and teacher.
6/25/2010 Alumni Profile: Anthony Sanchez, Attorney
Behavioral science alum Anthony Sanchez discusses his experience at Point Park.
6/18/2010 Crime scene investigation house added to unique training center
The crime scene house is the final piece of Point Park's National Security Training Center.
6/10/2010 Incoming and transfer students: Online registration for fall classes is open
We've got the resources you need to register for fall 2010 classes online.
6/4/2010 Point Park Ad Competition Team Places Third - Best Placement in University’s History
The National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team from Point Park University took third place in this year’s regional competition for an integrated marketing communications campaign proposal for State Farm Insurance directed at the 18-25 year old market for auto and renters insurance.
6/1/2010 Fundraiser planned, produced by SAEM students raises $14,000
'Glitzburgh' benefits Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
5/31/2010 Students on Irish media trip meet with Ambassador Rooney
Point Park University students on a trip to study the Irish media and culture in Dublin had the great fortune to have on their itinerary not only a visit to the U.S. Embassy, but also an audience with Dan Rooney and several staff members.
5/28/2010 Prof. Opdyke, Students Research Lichen as Indicator of Air Quality
After receiving a research grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in June 2009, Opdyke has been studying lichen -- a composite organism consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus with a photosynthetic partner such as algae.
5/28/2010 The REP stages world premiere of 'Confluence of Dreaming'
Point Park University’s professional theatre company, The REP, closes its 2009-2010 season with a world premiere, A Confluence of Dreaming, written by Tammy Ryan and directed by John Amplas, from May 28–June 13, 2010.
5/25/2010 Anne Lewis and Kishore K. Gopaul Elected to Point Park’s Board of Trustees
Point Park University has announced the election of two candidates for membership on the Board of Trustees: Anne Lewis and Kishore K. Gopaul.
5/25/2010 Conference explores teaching diversity via interactive learning
Point Park hosts 5th annual multicultural gathering
5/25/2010 Senior project leads to jobs for engineering technology grads
Electrical engineering technology graduates Charles Frederick, left, and Eric Carper are working for Eaton Corp. after doing their senior design project with the company.
5/21/2010 Point Park Education Department To Begin Offering New Option This Fall
For the first time in its history, the education program at Point Park is offering students the option of a special education certification dual certification beginning in fall 2010.
5/11/2010 Team of Point Park Students Captures Third Place in Regional Journalism Competition
Seniors David Hoedeman, Emily Newman, and Nicole Porter were among 18 groups of students who worked in teams to produce a range of media reports for this year’s Women’s Health & the Environment Conference.
5/6/2010 Point Park dance students take part in flash mob for World Environment day
Sunshine and a surprise performance by Point Park University dance students welcomed visitors to Katz Plaza in Downtown Pittsburgh on May 5.
5/6/2010 Point Park receives $4 million gift for Student and Convocation Center
As Point Park University advances its Academic Village Initiative, a $244 million campus and public enhancement space plan, it announced today that it has received a $4 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the largest gift ever to the university from a foundation or individual.
5/3/2010 Students present original projects at humanities symposium
A number of Point Park University students prepared, presented and discussed original research projects for the University’s first Undergraduate Humanities Symposium, held April 23 on campus.
4/28/2010 Alpha Chi Honors Society Chapter Welcomes New Members
Point Park invited 55 students to join its Alpha Chi National College Honor Society chapter. The official induction ceremony was held on Friday, April 16th in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
4/28/2010 Graduation Headquarters
Get the most recent information about spring 2010 graduation here.
4/28/2010 Point Park Honors Program Hosts Celebration of Learning
The Honors Program held a Celebration of Learning on Thursday, April 15 to honor graduating seniors. The celebration also highlighted the Honors Program’s academic and community service efforts for the year.
4/27/2010 Tony Award-winning choreographer to deliver 50th commencement address
Rob Ashford, a 1983 graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts and honored Broadway choreographer, will give Point Park University’s 50th undergraduate Commencement address on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mellon Arena.
4/25/2010 Showcase 2010 takes students to New York, Los Angeles
Each spring, a select group of Point Park musical theatre and acting seniors are selected to participate in a showcase in both New York and Los Angeles.
4/23/2010 Point Park started alum on path to career in academics
Amanda Lynch Morris believes Point Park’s professors paved the way for her academic career to progress from the bachelor’s degree in English she earned here to the Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric she’s pursuing at Auburn University.
4/21/2010 Accounting grad shares experience of passing CPA exam
Candace Niblock began preparing for rigorous exam while still a student.
4/21/2010 Point Park Professor Steven Hallock to Present Paper at National Conference
Steven Hallock discusses how the media has changed with respect to coverage of female political candidates at the 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago.
4/20/2010 Point Park team introduces tech startup via business contest
Point Park hosts 2010 Business Idea Challenge.
4/16/2010 Excellence in both academics, athletics sets Roddy apart
As a star high school athlete, Rachel Roddy was taking part in an all-star volleyball match her senior year when one of the referees approached, introducing himself as Point Park coach Mike Bruno.
4/15/2010 Cinema grad assisting producer on 'Transformers 3'
Katie Woolridge, a member of the Cinema Arts Class of 2008, is currently working as producer Ian Bryce’s assistant for Transformers 3.
4/14/2010 Point Park Professor Dane Claussen Elected to Journalism Education Teaching Committee
Dr. Dane S. Claussen has been elected to the Teaching Committee of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC).
4/13/2010 School of Business Hosts Faculty Colloquium
The focus of the discussion will be on Sovereign Crises and the European Union.
4/12/2010 Accelerated business program fits busy professional's schedule
Student juggles career, college, family to earn degree
4/12/2010 Dance professor embraces engaging artistic collaboration
Dance Professor Doug Bentz presented his 61st original work, Allegro Gypsioso, as part of the 2010 spring concert Dance With Me.
4/12/2010 Humanities and Human Sciences Department Hosts Undergraduate Humanities Conference at Point Park
Undergraduate Humanities Conference set for Friday, April 23 at Point Park University.
4/12/2010 Oscar winner Estelle Parsons visits Point Park
Conservatory of Performing Arts students and faculty had the honor to talk with Estelle Parsons, the Academy Award-winning actress who was in Pittsburgh in April playing the female lead in August: Osage County at the Benedum Center.
4/11/2010 April 14th Is STARS Day for Point Park Faculty and Staff
Initiated in 2009, the STARS program supports the University's guiding principle of creating a quality student experience.
4/9/2010 Point Park MBA Students Advance To Final Round of Business Idea Challenge
The final round of presentations for the PCKIZ Business Idea Challenge will be held on Monday, April 12 at Point Park University.
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.
4/1/2010 Information Regarding April 3rd Classes
All Saturday Accelerated Programs do not have classes this Saturday, April 3rd. This includes MBA, Business, Organizational Leadership, IMC, and Criminal Justice.
4/1/2010 Musical theatre alum on tour with 'Grease'
Musical theatre alumna Christina Sivrich is appearing in the national Equity tour of the musical "Grease."
4/1/2010 Point Park announces faculty tenure, promotions
More than a dozen Point Park University faculty members have been granted tenure and/or promotion, effective Sept. 1, 2010, President Paul Hennigan announced April 1.
3/31/2010 Tony Award-Winning Choreographer to Deliver Point Park University’s 50th Commencement Address
Rob Ashford, a 1983 graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts and honored Broadway choreographer, will give Point Park University’s undergraduate Commencement address on Saturday, May 1, at 1 PM at Mellon Arena in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/30/2010 Two Students Receive Awards at Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference
Anthony Costulas and Josh Frketic were recognized at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference, a national gathering of college-based radio stations in New York City.
3/25/2010 Point Park University Hosts the 5th Annual Multicultural Conference
Point Park University’s Project Children LEAD (Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity) will hold the 5th Annual Multicultural Conference on Friday, May 7, 2010 in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
3/25/2010 Project Children L.E.A.D. at Point Park University Hosts Diversity Creativity Contest - Deadline Extended
4th, 5th and 6th graders are invited to participate in Point Park University’s Project Children L.E.A.D. diversity creativity contest as a part of its 5th Annual Multicultural Diversity conference. The deadline has been extended to April 9th.
3/24/2010 Point Park adjusts schedule for Spring 2010 final exams
Point Park University is adjusting the schedule for Spring 2010 final exam week to give faculty members and students an opportunity, if needed, to make up class time lost when the University closed Feb. 8-10 due to snowstorms.
3/23/2010 Alumni Profile: Kate Keib, promotion manager
Kate Keib, who received her B.A. and M.A. in journalism and mass communication, is promotion manager for Gannett Atlanta.
3/23/2010 Conservatory Theatre stages musical 'Light in the Piazza'
The Conservatory Theatre Company is proud to end the season with the contemporary musical, The Light in the Piazza.
3/23/2010 Point Park Professor Recognized for Women's History Month
New York City Borders locations will be recognizing playwright and Point Park University adjunct professor, Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger, and her recently released drama, “Candledancing.”
3/16/2010 Students to discuss Alternative Spring Break trips to New York City, New Orleans
Students who went on this year’s Alternative Spring Break trips, which combined sightseeing with volunteer work, will talk about their experiences during a presentation Thursday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium, second floor of Thayer Hall.
3/12/2010 Check Point Park information sources for updates on class schedules, locations
With flooding forecast for Downtown Pittsburgh starting Friday, March 12, the University asks all faculty and students, especially those attending classes on Saturday, March 13, to regularly check the Point Park Web site for updates.
3/11/2010 Plan ahead for Saturday, March 13, road closures and parking restrictions due to St. Patrick's Day parade
Point Park faculty and students who have classes on Saturday, March 13, should plan ahead to allow for Downtown road closures and parking garage restrictions due to the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Point Park’s shuttle stop will also be affected.
3/9/2010 Women of Humility Honored by Black Student Union of Point Park University
The Black Student Union will be honoring women in the Pittsburgh Region for their commitment to diversity, professional achievement and leadership excellence. The event will be held in the Lawrence Hall Lobby on March 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
3/8/2010 Point Park University Hosts Brackets 101 Event to Benefit Cope Scholarship Fund
Brackets 101is a fundraising event related to the NCAA Basketball Tournament benefitting Point Park University's Myron Cope Scholarship for students in the School of Communication.
3/5/2010 Cinema faculty film gets screening in Beverly Hills
Milk Crate, a short film by Point Park University cinema arts teaching artist John Rice, will screen on Saturday, March 13 at the 2010 Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival in Beverly Hills, Calif.
3/5/2010 Producer, writer offers career insights to cinema students
Two-time Emmy- and Grammy Award-winner Scott Goldstein spoke to cinema arts students about lessons he’s learned throughout his illustrious career.
3/4/2010 Pittsburgh Quarterly Publisher to visit Point Park University
Join Doug Heuck, award-winning writer and publisher of Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine, for a discussion on March 11th at 4 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium.
3/4/2010 SAEM students gain experience working on Pittsburgh events
Students in the Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management senior seminar are gaining hands-on experience that can be put to use in whatever professional roles they pursue.
2/26/2010 Open House continuing as scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27
Point Park will hold its Open House as scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 27. If inclement weather prevents you from attending, please contact our Admissions Office to arrange a personal visit and campus tour.
2/25/2010 Conservatory Theatre opens world premiere musical
Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company is staging the world premiere of Time After Time, under the direction of Gabriel Barre.
2/25/2010 Musical theatre freshman looks toward Broadway
Jenny Wine is enjoying her freshman year as a musical theatre major at Point Park after winning the 2009 Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress.
2/24/2010 Assistant Professor Matthew Opdyke Receives Grant for Fishing Creek Watershed Research
The two-year project will assess the aquatic health and habitat quality of native brook trout to the headwaters of Fishing Creek.
2/24/2010 Father's sacrifice inspires student to anti-terrorism career
J’Nelle Lake's father's death inspired her to dedicate her life to preventing terrorism.
2/24/2010 SAEM students get inside scoop on making movies
Film industry pros share insights on business aspects of creating a motion picture.
2/24/2010 The Innocence Institute of Point Park University Presents "Resurrected After Exoneration" in the Lawrence Hall Gallery
The exhibit featuring portraits of exonerated men by renowned Pittsburgh artist, Daniel Bolick, opens March 2 in the Lawrence Hall Gallery at Point Park University.
2/22/2010 Point Park University Community Invited to Annual Health Fair
Play games, win prizes and learn more about nutrition, hygiene and staying healthy at the Point Park University Health Fair on March 10th.
2/18/2010 Point Park Senior Nominated for Hip Hop Award
Steve Maffei is the only college student nominated for the "Best Radio Personality" award at the 4th Annual Hip Hop Awards.
2/18/2010 Prof. Skertich leads medical team in Haiti following earthquake
Assistant professor uses expertise in public safety, emergency management to run temporary hospital
2/18/2010 SAEM student helps rescue Haitian orphans after earthquake
SAEM student Herbie Pallotta discusses his trip to Haiti.
2/17/2010 Cinema alum producing, directing documentary for ESPN writer
Kevin Kauffman, class of 2009, is the director and producer for Todd vs. High School, a documentary and book about Todd Gallagher's second time through his senior year, this time at Trinity Christian High School in the Pittsburgh suburb of Forest Hills. Gallagher is a 33-year-old ESPN writer and author of the book Andy Roddick Beat Me With A Frying Pan.
2/16/2010 Concert features signature works by dance masters
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company will perform its annual concert at the historic Byham Theater in the Cultural District Feb. 11-13. The concert will feature signature works choreographed by dance masters.
2/11/2010 Advertising/PR student wins Renaissance Award
Advertising/public relations major Miles Ritenour was named the Renaissance Scholar of the Year by the Pittsburgh chapter of Public Relations Society of America. He is also completing a cutting-edge virtual internship with WordWrite Communications.
2/10/2010 Classes to resume for Thursday, Feb. 11
After careful consideration of weather and road conditions, Point Park intends to resume classes and daily business operations, to the degree possible, on Thursday, Feb. 11.
2/9/2010 COPA auditions Friday & Saturday still on but check regularly
Point Park is closed Feb. 10. All classes are cancelled. Faculty and staff do not report. The Children's School is closed. As of Wednesday morning, auditions for the Conservatory of Performing Arts will be held as scheduled on Friday and Saturday; check back regularly in the event weather conditions cause audition status to change.
2/8/2010 Information sources for University schedule updates
If Point Park University delays or cancels classes or its operating schedule for any reason, including inclement weather, here's where to check.
2/8/2010 Point Park closed for Tuesday, Feb. 9
Point Park University is closed for Tuesday, Feb. 9. All classes are cancelled. Faculty and staff do not report for work. The Health Fair scheduled for Tuesday is cancelled. The Children's School is also closed for Feb. 9.
2/7/2010 Point Park closed for Monday, Feb. 8
Point Park University is closed for Monday, Feb. 8. All classes are cancelled. Faculty and staff do not report for work. The Children's School is also closed.
2/7/2010 Show at Pittsburgh Playhouse cancelled for Feb. 7 cancelled
The Sunday, Feb. 7, performance of "Buried Child" at the Pittsburgh Playhouse has been cancelled due to the snowstorm.
2/5/2010 Point Park classes cancelled for Feb. 6
Due to inclement weather, Point Park University will be closed on Saturday, February 6. All classes and performances at the Pittsburgh Playhouse will be cancelled.
2/4/2010 Saturday Open House, Financial Aid Workshop postponed
Due to a winter storm forecast, both events have been rescheduled from Feb. 6 to Feb. 27. Please join us then!
1/29/2010 Business plan contest gives students real-world challenge
Winning team proposes french fry stands on campus.
1/29/2010 Student-Produced Show to Air on WBGN-TV
"Stepping Forward: Youth in Transition" will air at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1.
1/28/2010 Global Cultural Studies program expands horizon for students
The Global Cultural Studies programs at Point Park connect students with the cultures of the world.
1/28/2010 Work of student reporters plays role in outcome of criminal case
A prison inmate convicted of a brutal murder and given the death sentence will go free from prison, due in part to investigative reporting two student journalists did for the Innocence Institute of Point Park University.
1/27/2010 Students expand theatre repertoire with 'Room Service'
The Conservatory Theatre Company presents the screwball comedy 'Room Service.'
1/25/2010 Point Park-Woodland Hills School District Dual Enrollment Program Receives Support from Dominion Foundation
Point Park University has received a $5,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation for the University's dual enrollment program established with Woodland Hills School District.
1/22/2010 Assistant Professor, Dr. Helena Knorr, to Present Work at International Conference
Dr. Helena Knorr is slated to present to papers in June at the Conference of the International Network of Business and Management Journals in Valencia, Spain.
1/21/2010 Cinema grad works on major motion picture 'Unstoppable'
Cinema Arts graduate Dave Thomas worked on the production of the major motion picture "Unstoppable."
1/19/2010 Associate Professor Bill Moushey Named to Pennsylvania Prison Society's Advisory Council
The Pennsylvania Prison Society has named Associate Professor Bill Moushey to its Advisory Council.
1/18/2010 Assistant Professor Marcia Sturdivant Honored by Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Dr. Marcia Sturdivant received the Civic Leadership award at the 2009 Leadership Awards Gala hosted by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.
1/17/2010 Prof. Hallock spotlights great journalists for new book
Point Park Assistant Professor Steven M. Hallock interviewed 10 legendary American journalists and conducted extensive research for his book "Reporters Who Made History."
1/12/2010 Point Park holding 'Day of Dreams' for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Classes are in session
Point Park is hosting activities and presentations all day on Monday, Jan. 18, for a "Day of Dreams" celebration to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. University classes are in session on Jan. 18.
1/11/2010 Nominate a Fellow Alumnus for the Honor of Excellence
Point Park's Office of Alumni Relations wants you to nominate those alumni who have an impact on the world around them.
1/7/2010 Musical theatre grad named PG Performer of the Year
Robin Abramson, a 2003 musical theatre graduate of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts, was named Post-Gazette Performer of the Year for her roles in City Theatre's productions of Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte and Blackbird by David Harrower.
12/21/2009 Students on holiday break through Jan. 8; University offices re-open Jan. 4
Point Park University students are on holiday break from Sunday, December 20 through Friday, January 8.
12/18/2009 Dance auditions to proceed Dec. 19 as scheduled
In response to inquiries, the Conservatory of Performing Arts has announced that auditions for dance program applicants will continue on Dec. 19 as scheduled.
12/16/2009 Associate professor chronicles life of NFL star James Harrison
"Never Give Up," by Associate Professor Bill Moushey with Bill Parise, chronicles the life of Steelers star linebacker James Harrison, who overcame many obstacles to be a success in the NFL.
12/16/2009 Isaac brings blend of academics, corporate finance
New dean's vision for School of Business focuses on students.
12/11/2009 'Child's Christmas' uses unique approach to casting students
Based on the poem by Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales is a re-telling of Christmas memories, complete with everything from throwing snowballs at cats, to discussing Christmas presents, to caroling and singing "King Wenceslaus."
12/10/2009 Conservatory Dance Company premieres multimedia dance work
Point Park's Conservatory Dance Company is staging the world premiere of The Bench, by dance faculty member Kiesha Lalama-White.
12/10/2009 MBA alum Nicholas Gigante helps Pittsburgh rediscover the arts
Graduate plays key role at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
12/9/2009 Dance student balances studies, career as Rockette
Point Park senior dance major Erin Harold is performing for the second year with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes on a leave of absence from her studies.
12/7/2009 A discussion on digital media with associate professor
Dr. Heather Starr Fiedler, associate professor of digital media, specializes in new and emerging media technology, particularly online journalism.
12/7/2009 Alumni Profile: Douglas Anderson, health care reform advocate
Grad starts firm to help cities prepare for disasters.
12/7/2009 Assistant professor's photo book depicts beauty of state parks
Assistant Professor Chris Rolinson has published a fine art photography book of pictures taken in state parks in Western Pennsylvania, from Erie County to the Maryland border.
12/7/2009 Education major learns life lessons volunteering in Kenya
Michael Suppa teaches girls orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS.
12/6/2009 Dean focuses on building School's innovative programs
As the first dean of the new School of Communication, Tim Hudson, Ph.D., is focusing on building the academic quality of the innovative programs already in place in the School, with an emphasis on preparing students for an ever-changing communication profession.
11/30/2009 Claussen Named Visiting Faculty at IE University (Spain), Presents Three Lectures
Dr. Dane S. Claussen, Professor & Director of Graduate Programs & Faculty Development, School of Communication, Point Park University, has been named also a Visiting Professor at IE University, Segovia and Madrid, Spain.
11/24/2009 Students on Thanksgiving break; University closed Thursday, Friday
Point Park University students are on Thanksgiving break from Monday, Nov. 23, through Saturday, Nov. 28.
11/20/2009 Point News Now: Student reporters address current issues on student-run channel
U-View: Point Park University's television channel
11/18/2009 Dr. Archish Maharaja Presents Research at National Conference
Dr. Archish Maharaja, Assistant Professor of Business Management at Point Park, presented work at the 5th Annual World Health Care Innovation and Technology Congress
11/9/2009 Production 3 course gives cinema students invaluable experience
Known as one of the most competitive, grueling and intense courses in the program, the 40 cinema arts students in Production 3 will celebrate the culmination of their hard work at a screening of their films on Friday, Dec. 11.
11/6/2009 Conservatory Theatre presents 'Carousel'
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Carousel, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
11/6/2009 Spring registration is under way
The Registrar's Office encourages all students to meet with their academic advisers to discuss class selections.
11/4/2009 Point Park Professor Appointed Editor of International Journal
Dr. Tatyana Dumova has been appointed editor of a new interdisciplinary scholarly journal, the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies.
11/2/2009 Two Point Park Professors Present Research Papers
Point Park University professors, Dr. Archish Maharaja and Dr. Mohammed Sidky, presented their papers at the annual conference of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology last weekend.
10/29/2009 New darkroom gives photo students better workspace
Right after spring term ended, work began on a high-priority project for the School of Communication's photography classes: renovation of the small, awkward black and white darkroom into a bigger, more efficient space that gives students plenty of room to work.
10/27/2009 WTW Architects selected for Student and Convocation Center
As Point Park University continues to develop elements of its Academic Village Initiative, a $244 million campus and public enhancement space plan, it announced today that WTW Architects will design the renovation of its new Student and Convocation Center.
10/26/2009 Alum Rob Ashford wins Emmy
Alumnus Rob Ashford receives an Emmy Award.
10/21/2009 'Antigone' opens Conservatory Theatre season
Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company kicks off the 2009-2010 season with Antigone, adapted by Lewis Galantiere from the play by Jean Anouilh.
10/20/2009 Dr. Hudson, dean of the School of Communication, Addressed the Joint Regional Conference of the Broadcast Education Association
In a presentation titled "Not Necessarily the News," Dr. Timothy Hudson discussed preserving traditional journalistic principles in a rapidly changing field.
10/20/2009 Nader gives speech at Point Park
Speaking to a packed house at Point Park University, Ralph Nader, consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, emphasized the importance of being an engaged citizen, telling students that individuals can make a difference on important public policy issues.
10/15/2009 Companies Take Advantage of Point Park’s On-site MBA Program
Point Park University is now offering a flexible, on-site MBA program through the School of Business.
10/15/2009 Student film draws buzz at festivals
The short film "The Heart of a Bee," a film created by Point Park University students, is being shown at the Rogue and Midwest 3-Minute film festivals.
10/14/2009 Point Park University to Host Ralph Nader Lecture
Consumer advocate and presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, to present “The Mega Corporate Destruction of Capitalism & Democracy”.
10/12/2009 Opal Awards Honor Shirley Jones
The Opal Awards 2009 will honor Shirley Jones star of stage and screen.
10/2/2009 Ann Reinking To Choreograph World Premiere of "Time After Time" At Pittsburgh Playhouse
Broadway legend Ann Reinking will choreograph the world premiere of "Time After Time", which will run at Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse from Feb. 26 through March 14, 2010.
10/2/2009 Reinking to choreograph 'Time After Time'
Broadway legend Ann Reinking will choreograph the world premiere of Time After Time, which will run at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse from Feb. 26 through March 14, 2010.
10/1/2009 Author Mary Biddinger Featured in Point Park University Poetry Series
Mary Biddinger will be at Point Park University as the next featured artist in a series of poetry readings presented by Point Park.
9/28/2009 Considering Point Park? Learn more at online chats and open house programs
Is Point Park one of your college choices? The University has ongoing opportunities -- including an online chat Oct. 1 on full-time undergraduate programs -- for you to get more information and learn about all Point Park has to offer.
9/22/2009 Point Park students stage flash mob peace demonstration
Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts staged a flash mob peace demonstration on Monday, Sept. 19 when 300 dancers hit the streets for a spontaneous dance performance to welcome the world for the G-20 Summit.
8/30/2009 Point Park University Professor Presents Work at International Conference
Dr. Archish Maharaja presented at the International Conference on Advances in Management (ICAM) annual convention in Colorado Springs, CO.
8/25/2009 Message from President Hennigan regarding University Operations during the Pittsburgh Summit
As you know, Pittsburgh will host The Pittsburgh Summit 2009 (the G-20 Summit), a gathering of heads of state on September 24 and 25, 2009. Because most of the activities related to this international event will take place in and around our Downtown neighborhood, University operations will be amended during that week.
8/25/2009 Pittsburgh Economist Stuart Hoffman to Speak at Public Forum on G-20 Summit
Stuart Hoffman, Chief Economist for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., leads public forum focusing on impact of G-20. This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh.
8/25/2009 University Provides H1N1 Resources for In-coming Students
University officials are being proactive in preparing students and educating them about the health services available through the University.
8/24/2009 New Students Connect at Point Park University Convocation
Point Park University welcomes more than 800 incoming freshmen and transfer students this week. Many will come together to meet fellow classmates and University leaders at Convocation, scheduled for August 28, 2009 at the Sheraton Station Square Ballroom.
8/20/2009 Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology Professor and Student Present to Ecological Society of America
Dr. Matthew Opdyke, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology and student, Bryan Dolney presented posters at the national Ecological Society of America conference in Albuquerque on August 7, 2009.
8/6/2009 Point Park University Appoints Angela Hardy Isaac, Ph.D., as Dean of School of Business
Dr. Angela Isaac brings a mix of higher education and industry experience to her new role as Dean of Point Park's School of Business.
8/3/2009 Cinema arts alumna gives student first big break
Beverly Cole, a 2007 graduate of the cinema arts program, has made it to the big time and is taking Ally Weeks, currently a sophomore in the program, along with her.
8/3/2009 Dance faculty member having great year
Kiesha Lalama-White was featured in Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch," is set to stage the world premiere of her new work The Bench, and choreographed several pieces.
8/3/2009 Four alumni perform at Tony Awards
Four Point Park University alumni performed at the 2009 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.
7/31/2009 Point Park University Accepting Applications for Three New Masters Programs Beginning Fall 2009
Point Park University has announced three new graduate programs - Master of Education in Teaching and Leadership, Master of Education Leading to Secondary Certification, and Master of Science in Environmental Studies. Applicants are now being accepted for the Fall 2009 term.
7/10/2009 Point Park University students launch Carrnivale Theatrics, stage Sweeney Todd to raise money for breast cancer research
Carrnivale Theatrics, founded by Point Park University junior musical theatre majors Maggie Carr and Justin Fortunato, along with Duquesne University major Bob Neumeyer, will stage Sweeney Todd as their premiere production at the New Hazlett Theater, July 16 – 18, 2009. Proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
6/17/2009 Onorato & Ravenstahl Launch G-20 Website, Invite Community to ‘Welcome the World’ Brainstorming Sessions
First G-20 Summit brainstorming session to be held at Point Park University this Friday, June 19, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
6/16/2009 Point Park University to Add Golf Teams in the Fall
The Point Park athletic department announced Monday that it will be adding a men’s golf team and a women’s golf team in the fall. The Pioneers will be competing on the links for the first time since the 1970-71 school year, and director of athletics Dan Swalga is pleased to announce the addition of the golf programs.
6/11/2009 Dr. Dane S. Claussen Appointed to Editorial Board of a 2nd Australia-based Scholarly Journal, and Starts Reviewing for a Canada-based Scholarly Journal
Dr. Dane S. Claussen, Professor & Graduate Program Director, School of Communication, was appointed June 5 to the Editorial Advisory Board of Asia Pacific Media Educator, a scholarly journal based in Australia.
6/11/2009 Joint M.B.A. and M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication Degree Program Launched by Point Park University’s Communication and Business Schools
Point Park University’s School of Communication and School of Business have teamed up to offer a joint M.A.-M.B.A. degree program oriented toward public relations and advertising management, starting in Fall 2009.
6/9/2009 Point Park University Debuts New Lawrence Hall Gallery With Work From Artist Frank Herbert Mason
Point Park University will open the new Lawrence Hall Gallery on June 10, 2009, with its premiere exhibit of the work of the renowned classical-style artist Frank Herbert Mason. The Lawrence Hall Gallery is located in the newly renovated lobby adjacent to the George Rowland White Performance Center.
6/8/2009 The REP Announces 2009 – 2010 Season
The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, will be producing four works, including one world premiere, in its 2009 - 2010 season which opens September 11 and runs through June 13.
6/5/2009 Point Park University Alumni Perform at the Tony Awards
Four Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts alumni will perform at The 2009 Tony Awards this Sunday, June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
6/2/2009 Dr. Dane S. Claussen Named Fulbright Specialist for Five-Year Term
Dr. Dane S. Claussen, Professor and Graduate Program Director, School of Communication is the first professor in the history of Point Park University to be appointed as a Fulbright Specialist.
5/29/2009 Digital Media Professor, Heather Starr Fielder, Receives Top Honors for PittsburghMom.com
PittsburghMom.com receives two awards at International Academy of the Visual Arts 15th Annual Communicator Awards.
5/29/2009 Point Park Professors and Student Receive Accolades From The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania
The 45th Annual Golden Quill Awards dinner was an eventful evening for Point Park professors Bill Moushey and Andrew Conte as well as student Brittany Hoke.
5/29/2009 Point Park University Awarded $3.95 Million Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative Grant for Academic Village Project
Governor Edward G. Rendell and PennDOT announced that Point Park University has been awarded a $3.95 million grant from its Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative.
5/26/2009 Point Park University Appoints Timothy J. Hudson, PhD, as First Dean of New School of Communication
After conducting a national search, Point Park University has hired Dr. Timothy J. Hudson as the first dean of the new School of Communication. In his new role, Dr. Hudson will provide educational leadership in the development of the new School of Communication and function as the visionary for the School’s programmatic advancement.
5/22/2009 Dr. Dane S. Claussen interviewed about New York Times plagiarism
Dr. Dane S. Claussen, Professor & Graduate Program Director, School of Communication, was interviewed Monday afternoon, May 18, by KDKA radio afternoon news hosts Paul Rasmussen and Rose Ryan-Douglas about the plagiarism scandal surrounding New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
5/5/2009 Point Park University Presents Free Series for Unemployed Adults
Point Park University next month is offering a free program for recently unemployed adults to help answer questions sparked by job loss and create a strategy to bridge the career gap.
5/4/2009 NewMoves Contemporary Dance Festival Features Point Park Professor and Two Students
NewMOVES Contemporary Dance Festival, an event seeking to encourage and present experimentation, collaboration and performance excellence by emerging choreographers, will showcase dance works from Point Park professor Peter LeBreton Merz and students Kaylin Horgan and Luke Murphy.
4/27/2009 Fourth Annual Multicultural Diversity Conference
Project Children LEAD (Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity) and Point Park University invite you to the 4th Annual Multicultural Conference on May 8, 2009.
4/23/2009 Point Park University Announces Architects, Releases Economic Impact Study
A year after unveiling the Academic Village at Point Park University, a $244 million campus and public enhancement space plan that will transform the University and Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park University announced several significant advances toward making the initiative a reality.
4/21/2009 Governor Edward G. Rendell to Deliver Point Park University Commencement Address
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Pennsylvania’s 45th governor, will give Point Park University’s undergraduate Commencement address on Saturday, May 2.
4/15/2009 Point Park University Participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program allows the University to voluntarily enter into an agreement with Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses for veterans.

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