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5/23/2017 #PointParkWorks: HR Major Completing Co-Op With Business Software Company
Meet Devon Tate, a human resource management student doing a procurement co-op with SAP Ariba in Pittsburgh.
5/23/2017 Graduate Experience Prepares Alumna Jenny Snow to Present Thesis at National Conference
Snow presented her thesis, A Content Analysis on the Internet News Media and the Growth of Human Trafficking," at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas.
5/22/2017 New App Allows Instant, Anonymous Communication With Campus Police
Developed by tip411, the app puts a powerful new safety tool into the hands of the campus community.
5/17/2017 2016 Musical Theatre Alumna Viveca Chow Makes Broadway Debut in Miss Saigon
"All of the classes at Point Park gave me a solid foundation for technique (especially acting), and built my confidence up so I started to feel like I could be competitive in this field after graduation," Chow said.
5/17/2017 Multiple Internships Lead Accounting Alumnus, M.B.A. Student to Position with Federated
Meet Brandon Camic, a staff accountant for Federated Investors in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/16/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Nikole Kost, Photojournalism Major
"My favorite thing to do downtown is eat. Pittsburgh offers so many different cultural foods throughout the city. I can eat food from all over the world in one place."
5/16/2017 A Social Summer: SAEM Student Interning for Love Social Media in Pittsburgh
Meet Megan Thorpe, a junior sports, arts and entertainment management major and social media intern for Love Social Media.
5/11/2017 Communication Majors Attend National Broadcasting Conference in Las Vegas
Students got a first-hand look at the latest and advanced broadcasting equipment at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
5/11/2017 Students to Study in Iceland and Ireland
International Media Class studies abroad May 13-26.
5/10/2017 High School Students: Explore Our City and Your Career at Point Park
Summer workshops in communication, education, and sports, arts and entertainment management. Join us!
5/9/2017 #PittsburghMe: Katie Malone, Human Resource Management Major
"My best advice would be to get as involved as possible and enjoy every minute of your time at Point Park, because it goes by so fast!"
5/9/2017 Point Park Journalism Students Nominated for Golden Quill Awards
Neil Strebig and Christopher Ward received nominations this year.
5/8/2017 M.B.A. 2014 Graduate Named VP, Senior Manager of Communications for PNC
M.B.A. alumna Amanda Munsch was recently named VP, Senior Manager of Communications for PNC.
5/8/2017 Point Park Students Host, Present at Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference
Students presented research related to the theme "Bridging the Divide," and led a "City as Text" exploration, which provided conference attendees a chance to visit Pittsburgh's neighborhoods.
5/4/2017 M.A. in Clinical-Community Psychology Student Creates Nonprofit to Help People in Need
Meet Orlandria Smith, graduate psychology student at Point Park University and executive director of the nonprofit organization, Connect With Your Heart.
5/2/2017 Criminal Justice Club Honors Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert
Schubert earned both of his degrees from Point Park University.
5/2/2017 National High School Dance Festival Returns to Point Park University Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018
More than 1,500 high school dance students will participate in auditions, master classes and concerts, and make new friends from around the world at Point Park University.
5/2/2017 SAEM High School Day at Stage AE Covers Paths to Sports, Arts and Music Business Careers
Nearly 60 students from high schools across the region attended Point Park University’s Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management High School Day at Stage AE on April 27.
5/1/2017 Apocalyptic Thinking at the Core of 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Hosted by the Department of Literary Arts, the Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium centered on the theme of “Apocalyptic Thinking.”
4/28/2017 Point Park University Celebrates its Outstanding Students at 2017 Awards Banquet
Students were recognized for their academic excellence, talent and leadership April 21 at the Fairmont Pittsburgh.
4/26/2017 Bosnian Refugee, M.B.A. Alumnus Promoted to Supervisor of Pricing Operations at BNY Mellon
Meet Elvir Muslimovic, a 2013 M.B.A. graduate and supervisor of pricing operations for BNY Mellon.
4/25/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Maggie McCauley, Broadcast Reporting and Public Relations / Advertising Major
"I feel as though I've accomplished everything I set out to do (and more) in the past four years. I'm confident and excited for a new adventure."
4/25/2017 Pioneer Records Premiers Official Chase and the Barons Music Video by Cinema, SAEM Majors
Students taking the Music Video Workshop class this semester were tasked with creating a music video with strong marketing and entertainment value for Pioneer Records' newest band, Chase and the Barons.
4/24/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Patty Sorg, Criminal Justice Major
"Living on campus puts everything at your fingertips. I love being in the middle of everything and surrounded by all of the excitement Downtown."
4/24/2017 Point Park University Professor Joins Fulbright Specialist Roster
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., joins the roster for a three-year tenure.
4/24/2017 Point Park University Seniors Land Jobs in Their Fields Before Graduation
From NBC Universal and WHIRL Magazine to Ernst & Young and the Orlando Magic, learn how Point Park and its faculty have successfully prepared students to step right into the workplace after graduation.
4/21/2017 Pittsburgh Police Chief, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer to Speak at 2017 Graduation Ceremonies
Graduate hooding, undergraduate commencement is Saturday, April 29.
4/20/2017 80edays Electric Vehicle Global Team Co-Pilot Speaks to M.B.A. Business of Energy Class
Silicon Valley technical innovator and engineer Don Christian spoke to students about his experience traveling around the world in an electric car as co-pilot of one of the international 80edays teams.
4/20/2017 Point Park Ed.D. Student is a Leader in Urban Education and Actress in the Movie Fences
Meet doctoral student Lisa Pickett, English department director for The Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts and actress in the movie Fences.
4/18/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Jessica Joseph, Multimedia Major
"Looking back at my four years at Point Park, I can definitely say I’ve had a real-world experience before entering the workforce." ? Point Park University
4/18/2017 Point Park University Announces Naming of the Rowland School of Business
The naming of the Rowland School of Business culminates the late George and Kathleen White's legacy of support and giving, the University's largest benefactors to date.
4/14/2017 Business Students Compete in American Marketing Association Competition
Assistant Professor Paige Beal's Principles of Marketing class created a retail marketing plan for PPG Paints.
4/14/2017 Pioneer Records and COPA Collaborate for Concert at Playhouse to Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault
Point Park University's record label, Pioneer Records, and the University’s Title IX Office hosted a concert March 31 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse with national recording artist Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties to kick off April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
4/14/2017 Point Park University Introduces Master of Education Degree in Athletic Coaching
This fully online degree is designed for educators looking to develop well-rounded coaching skills.
4/13/2017 Pittsburgh’s New Police Chief is a Point Park Grad, Keynote Speaker at Hooding Ceremony
Scott Schubert, police chief for the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, earned both a master's degree and bachelor's degree from Point Park.
4/12/2017 #PointParkWorks: Accounting, IT Double Major Lands Co-Op With Audit Firm in Philadelphia
Meet Darnita Holmes, Point Park accounting and information technology double major and lead tax co-op intern for RSM US LLP in Philadelphia.
4/11/2017 CBS Executives Present "Student of the Business" at Point Park University
Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, executive vice president of diversity, inclusion and communications, and Fern Orenstein, senior vice president of casting, presented the workshops.
4/11/2017 Point Park Education Students Judge PBS KIDS Writers Contest for WQED
Undergraduate and graduate education students at Point Park gained field experience judging WQED’s 2017 PBS Writers Contest for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
4/11/2017 Students Network with Psychologists, Learn About New Research in Humanistic Psychology
More than 130 psychology practitioners and researchers from across the nation were at the 10th Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, held on campus March 30 through April 2, 2017.
4/7/2017 Students Enjoy Learning Dining Etiquette With a Side of Professional Networking
Point Park University’s Annual Etiquette Dinner allowed more than 50 students across all majors to network with employers while practicing their dining etiquette over appetizers and a gourmet meal.
4/6/2017 Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing Welcomes Alumnus Miles Ritenour
Ritenour is the marketing communications manager at Anheuser-Busch in New York City.
4/5/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Mary Moses, Creative Writing Major
"The workload may be heavy sometimes, but it all pays off in the end. Find what you love and follow the journey. Chances are, it will lead you somewhere unexpected."
4/5/2017 Point Park University Students Travel to New York City for Alternative Spring Break
Students visited Rockefeller Center, Central Park, The New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall and NBC Studios.
4/4/2017 The Money Thing: Faculty Help Students Prepare For Their Financial Lives After College
Professor of Economics and Finance Angela Isaac, Ph.D., and Nelson Chipman, M.F.A., executive director of Point Park Online, created a course that educates and encourages students to make smart financial decisions during and after college.
4/3/2017 From Point Park to ABC News: Career Advice from Journalism Alumnus David Perozzi
"Keep cover letters short and resumes focused, dress conservatively for an interview, and Include your name and phone number in the subject line of an email," Perozzi said.
4/3/2017 Point Park Hosts Student Summit of Universities Working Together to Stop Sexual Violence
More than 60 college students throughout the Pittsburgh region attended the 2017 Student Summit at Point Park University March 25.
3/30/2017 Thirteen Students Inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Undergraduate and graduate students were inducted into the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society at a ceremony on campus March 23.
3/29/2017 Professor is Guest Editor for Journal of Humanistic Psychology Special Issue
Brent Robbins focused on alternatives to the DSM-5 approach to psychiatric diagnosis.
3/27/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Kayla Snyder, Journalism Major
"I appreciate that the faculty here are real-world working professionals and I wanted to learn from people in the industry."
3/23/2017 Southwest Airlines Station Leader Discusses Ethical Leadership with M.B.A. Students
How ethical leadership is implemented and embraced at one of the world’s largest airline carriers was the focus of Theresa Anderson’s March 16 presentation to M.B.A. students.
3/23/2017 U.S. Supreme Court Police Officers Meet With Criminal Justice, Intel, Forensic Science Majors
United States Supreme Court Police Officers Charletta Mosley and Stephen Smith visited campus March 16 to discuss the work they do and meet with students.
3/20/2017 Alumna Gabriella Sorrentino is a Dance Captain for Hamilton | Broadway in Chicago
"I teach current cast and future replacements the show, take notes throughout the week (which are given out to the cast), run rehearsals and collaborate with the creative team," she said.
3/20/2017 Students to Develop, Produce and Perform New Works with Pallas Theatre Collective
The new partnership with the musical theatre program brings new works to campus each year.
3/17/2017 Army National Guard Member, Accounting Major Awarded Financial Executives Scholarship
Learn why student athlete Chereese Langley was awarded the Kuldeep Shastri Memorial Scholarship from the Pittsburgh Chapter of Financial Executives International.
3/16/2017 Upper St. Clair High School Students Investigate Mock Crime Scenes at CSI House
More than 75 students from Upper St. Clair High School visited Point Park University March 7, 9 and 14 to learn more about the forensic science field.
3/15/2017 Finance Internship Puts Business Double Major on Solid Path to a Public Accounting Career
Meet Bradley Calleja, accounting and business management double major and accounting finance intern for Flagship Business Plans and Consulting in Pittsburgh.
3/15/2017 SAEM Professor, Concert Promoter Striving to Make Pittsburgh a Music City
Ed Traversari, M.B.A., is working with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to cultivate a more vibrant music scene in Pittsburgh.
3/13/2017 Business Class Goes Abroad: Students Spend Spring Break Conducting Research in Madrid
Jessica Martin, Emily McCoy, Alannah Owens and Ciara Riddick spent 10 days researching sports, arts and business culture in Madrid, Spain, as part of their business management study abroad course.
3/13/2017 Grip/Electric Workshop Exposes Students to Equipment Used on Motion Picture Film Sets
At 31st Street Studios, students checked out and demoed Arri M40's, 18K Arrimax's, Kino Flo Celeb's, Quantum's, Mole LED Fresnel's, among others.
3/10/2017 Six Point Park Graduates Land Positions With Online Event Ticketing Company ShowClix
Meet Point Park alumni and ShowClix employees Stephanie Driscoll, David Kennedy, Amy Kline, Jessica Merritt, Clayton Stasenko and Ally Zrowka.
3/8/2017 SAEM Alumna Marketing True Runner, Chelsea Collective Brands for Dick's Sporting Goods
Meet Rebecca Shore, a marketing planning specialist for Dick's Sporting Goods and 2015 Point Park graduate.
3/7/2017 Point Park to Host 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference
Writers, editors and publishers from Esquire, Harper's, New Yorker, Paris Review and The New York Times Magazine are among the presenters.
3/7/2017 Regional Vice President of Operations for Comcast is a Point Park M.B.A. Graduate
Meet Randall Tecza, a regional VP of Operations at Comcast and a 2003 Point Park M.B.A. alumnus.
3/6/2017 Professor Serves as International Grant Review Expert on Research Integrity
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served as an international grant review expert for the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) on issues of quality and integrity in scientific research.
3/2/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Nikki Morath, Dance Major
"I’ve been able to take master classes with world-renowned choreographers and guest artists, as well as perform amongst peers and professionals."
2/28/2017 2015 Alumna Caroline Collins is an Anchor and Reporter for WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio
"At Point Park, you will learn from professors who have worked in the field, gain hands-on experience and have access to internships close to campus," said Collins.
2/28/2017 Creation, Collaboration and Improvisation Theme of Pilobolus Master Class with Dancers
Five company members from Pilobolus' Shadowland led a master class with Point Park dance students Feb. 10.
2/24/2017 Faculty Profile: Meet April Daras, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
"I feel lucky every day to be on this path with my students — working together toward a common goal: their growth and their resilience as artists," said Daras.
2/24/2017 South Sudan Native, Business Alum Recounts His Refugee Story at Center for Media Innovation
Joining Bior in the discussion was Helena Knörr, Ph.D., associate professor of organizational leadership and a native of Mozambique.
2/22/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Isabel Hunter, Intelligence and National Security major from London
"Most importantly, I've learned that if I want something, I have to work hard for it."
2/22/2017 Stacy Kranitz, TIME's Instagram Photographer of 2015, Hosts Artist Talk at Point Park
"I use photography to open up a narrative that confronts our understanding of culture," said Kranitz.
2/17/2017 @PointParkU hosts #sbmkt101 Twitter chat on Super Bowl ads
Point Park University hosted an experiential learning activity during the Super Bowl using hashtag #sbmkt101.
2/17/2017 Students Go Behind the Scenes at Cleveland Cavaliers Game with Alumnus Fred McLeod
"Being able to learn from an alumnus working in the business is such a unique experience that we are all so thankful for," said student Kelsey Veydt.
2/16/2017 Students Meet Recruiters and Industry Professionals at Career Fair and Panel Discussions
Recruiters from 31st Street Studios, Imagine Careers, Glade Run Lutheran Services, Pittsburgh CLO, Stage AE, Brunnerworks, among others, came to Point Park University.
2/15/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Amber Mole, Business Management and Accounting Major
"I fell in love with the sense of unity and excitement at Point Park, and the hospitality I received from everyone sealed the deal for me."
2/15/2017 Point Park to Host 2017 Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology
Psychology practitioners, researchers from all over the U.S. will be on campus March 30-April 2 discussing research, education and social responsibility in the field of humanistic psychology.
2/14/2017 Alumna Advances in Adult Learning Field to President and CEO of Career Training Academy
Meet Kimberly Rassau, Ed.D., an M.A. in curriculum and instruction graduate who was promoted to president and CEO of Pittsburgh's Career Training Academy.
2/14/2017 Making Connections Across The Country: SAEM Students Attend Pollstar Live! 2017 Conference
Point Park students were personally introduced to various agents, managers and promoters in the music business.
2/9/2017 People of Point Park: Kyle and Alyssa Southerlin '11, First Impressions and Finding Love
Alumni couple Kyle and Alyssa Southerlin reflect on finding love at Point Park and life after college.
2/8/2017 Human Resource Management Student Hired Full Time as HR Associate Before Graduating
Meet Maricca Spencer, a senior human resource management student and HR associate for Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.
2/7/2017 Behind the Lens with Ben Schonberger, Instructor of Photography at Point Park
"My classes move fast and the expectations are high. The students are always up for a challenge and the opportunity to take a risk when the bar is raised. I love that," he said.
2/7/2017 Confluence Psychology Alliance Marks 10 Years Collecting Coats for City's Homeless
Blankets, coats, hygiene products and more were collected and packaged Jan. 31 for homeless individuals in the Pittsburgh area.
2/7/2017 Students Inspired by Stories From Veterans and Korean War Survivor Ock Soon Lee
Soon Lee shared her harrowing — yet inspirational — story with Point Park students and members and guests of the Veterans Breakfast Club.
2/6/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Amedea Baldoni, Political Science and Legal Studies Double Major from Italy
"Having the city as my campus brings so many opportunities for internships and networking that I know I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else."
2/6/2017 Musical Theatre Major Tony Lorrich Performs in The Royale at City Theatre Company
"The idea that Point Park's program could mold me into a triple threat excited me and pushed me to apply, audition and eventually attend," Lorrich said.
2/3/2017 Business Skills, Experience Gained in U.S. Help M.B.A. Grad Land Banking Position in Montenegro
Meet Dejan Duraskovic, M.B.A. alumnus and organizational development, project management and business analytics expert for Addiko Bank in Podgorica, Montenegro.
2/3/2017 Highlights from the Winter Issue of The Point Magazine
Check out the latest happenings at Point Park University!
1/31/2017 Cranberry Township Administrator Chooses Fully Online Public Administration Program
Meet Jeff Gooch, desktop administrator and volunteer fire captain for Cranberry Township, Pa.
1/31/2017 President Hennigan Releases Statement on Immigration Policies
"Point Park University is an inclusive community that values diversity and supports our students, faculty and staff," Hennigan said.
1/31/2017 Public Relations and Advertising Major Wins Renaissance Scholarship from PRSA Pittsburgh
Lauren Joseph was awarded the Renaissance/Bob O'Gara Scholarship at a ceremony Jan. 26, 2017.
1/30/2017 BNY Mellon Analyst Discusses the Powerful Impact of His Point Park M.B.A. Degree
Meet Stoycho Stoychev, a 2014 M.B.A. and international business concentration graduate.
1/27/2017 Education Student and Professor Selected as Keynote Speakers
Timothy Grebeck and Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., presented to students with disabilities at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Conference.
1/26/2017 Point Park's Student Media Reports on the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Students representing The Globe, U-View and WPPJ traveled to Washington, D.C. to report on the Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2017.
1/25/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Adam Rossi, Acting Major
"I chose Point Park because I absolutely loved the campus, professors and atmosphere. After auditioning I remember talking with the professors and then walking around campus thinking, “This is where I need to be."
1/24/2017 SAEM Alumna in Atlanta Promoted to Corporate Sales and Events Supervisor
Meet April (Weber) Upplegger, SAEM 2011 graduate and corporate sales and events supervisor for Slingshot Entertainment.
1/23/2017 Recent Liberal Studies Graduate Working for Global Service Learning Organization
Meet Nina DelPrato, liberal studies alumna and program assistant for Amizade in Pittsburgh.
1/20/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Daniel Kelly, Cinema Production major from Texas
"I would say to live on campus for at least your first year. It’s a great way to get to know and network with other students. It will help you get the most out of your college experience."
1/20/2017 Alumna Sarah Meahl Performing in Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR on Broadway
"I had incredible teachers who taught me the skills I needed to thrive in New York City," said Meahl.
1/20/2017 M.B.A. 2016 Graduate Profile: Diane Weston, Jewish Healthcare Foundation Fellow
Weston is currently a Death and Dying Fellow for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
1/18/2017 M.A. Alumni Profile: Meet Elizabeth Willard, Proposal Writer, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
"The flexibility of this program is priceless for working professionals like me. I was able to work full time and take full-time classes, feeling supported by both my job and my school," said Willard.
1/18/2017 MLK Day Honored With Trip to National African American Museum, Walking Vigil and Selma Screening
Point Park University students honored the life of Martin Luther King Jr., both on and off campus this year.
1/17/2017 #sbmkt101 Twitter Chat
Join us February 5 for an experiential learning activity in real time during the Super Bowl.
1/16/2017 CPA Firm BDO USA Hires Point Park Accounting Graduate as Tax Associate
Meet Brett Gwosden, a 2014 accounting alumnus and former Point Park soccer player.
1/11/2017 Students Represent Point Park's Center for Sports Media at Baseball Winter Meetings
During the meetings and job fair, Point Park students interviewed for internships and/or part-time or full-time jobs.
1/10/2017 Laying Down Roots in Nashville: SAEM Alumna Begins Career in the Music Industry
Meet Brianna Joyce, account assistant for Flood, Bumstead, McCready and McCarthy Inc.
1/9/2017 Honors Program Students Pay it Forward Through On-Campus Volunteer Activities
During the fall semester students sponsored "Pink Feet," a series of events to increase awareness and raise money for breast cancer research — specifically for Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh — raising $1,200.
1/9/2017 People of Point Park: Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D., an International Catalyst
Professor Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., uses his world experience to leave a lasting impression on Point Park University.
1/5/2017 Students Tour Museums, Supreme Court and Network with Alums in Washington, D.C.
School of Communication and Honors Program students visited the Newseum, Holocaust Museum, National Geographic Museum and Supreme Court Building during their trip.
1/3/2017 Business Faculty Present Scholarly Research at NABET Conference
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., and Gita Maharaja, Ed.D., discussed their research on ethical leadership and accreditation.
12/23/2016 Point Park Closed for Holiday Break
University offices closed noon, Dec. 23 - Jan. 2, 2017. Offices reopen Jan. 3.
12/22/2016 Point Park's Fully Online Communication Programs Ranked for Affordability
The online programs were ranked among the best for affordability by TheBestSchools.org.
12/20/2016 People of Point Park: Kim Payne '79, Talented and Sweet
Kim Payne '79 finds inspiration in a sweet place and uses many talents to flourish in life.
12/19/2016 Point Park's Instagram Wins National Gold Award
The University's Instagram account was recognized by the Education Digital Marketing Awards.
12/19/2016 WPPJ Radio Earns National Recognition
For the seventh year in a row, WPPJ students are nominated for the annual college radio awards in New York City.
12/16/2016 Criminal Justice Club Shows Appreciation for Pittsburgh Police Officers
The club hosted a “Cakes for Cops” event, visiting several Pittsburgh Police Zones throughout the city.
12/15/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Morgan Mitchell, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major
"The lasting memories you'll have from college will be the ones where you left your comfort zone, tried new things and got involved."
12/15/2016 Creative Writing Student’s Nonfiction Essay Published in Online Literary Magazine
Holly Spencer is featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Jet Fuel Review for her nonfiction essay, “Stuck."
12/13/2016 Ed.D. Students Engage in Diversity Discussion Led By World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
The event addressed challenges faced by immigrant and international communities in Pittsburgh, especially women, and ways the larger community can promote a more welcoming environment.
12/13/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Mark Burrell, Assistant Professor of Dance
"Stepping directly off of the Broadway stage into a studio has been exhilarating while watching the young artists cling to every word and detail of my personal stories that have shaped my career," Burrell said.
12/13/2016 Food Insecurity in the Region Topic of Ph.D. in Community Engagement Program's First Speaker Series
Leah Lizarondo — CEO and co-founder of 412 Food Rescue, whose mission is to reduce food waste and end hunger in the community — spoke to students in the Center for Media Innovation during the fall semester.
12/12/2016 Political Science Graduate Lands Competitive Fellowship with Coro Pittsburgh
Meet Laier-Rayshon Smith, a 2015 political science alumnus in Fellow in Public Affairs for Coro Pittsburgh.
12/9/2016 M.B.A. 2015 Alumnus is a Manager of Sales Support and Administration at UPMC Health Plan
Joseph Veltri talks about how his M.B.A. degree has helped him succeed in his health care career.
12/9/2016 M.B.A. 2016 Graduate Selected as Lead Operations Analyst at UPMC Health Plan
Meet Benjamin Eonta, who earned a B.A. in 2008 and an M.B.A. in 2016, both from Point Park University.
12/8/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Jacob Bergey, Broadcast Production Major
"Take advantage of all aspects of the city. Don’t spend all of your time studying or watching Netflix in your room. Get out once in a while."
12/8/2016 M.B.A. Health Systems Management Graduates Excel in Careers at UPMC Health Plan
Meet Benjamin Eonta, lead operations analyst, and Joseph Veltri, manager of sales support and administration.
12/7/2016 Wiz Khalifa’s Manager Talks to SAEM Students About Making a Career in the Music Business
The Nov. 28 guest lecture event was presented by Point Park’s sports, arts and entertainment management program and the University’s record label, Pioneer Records.
12/6/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Lauren Joseph, Public Relations and Advertising Major
"I have worked extremely hard to build relationships, gain professional experience, and to make fun memories while at Point Park."
12/6/2016 Alex Pochiba, Drug Chemistry Intern for Allegheny County Medical Examiner
Meet Alex Pochiba, a senior forensic science major with minors in intelligence and national security, biology and chemistry.
12/6/2016 Forensic Science Majors Intern at Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office
Leanna Brooks and Alex Pochiba have spent their fall semester gaining hands-on experience interning at Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.
12/6/2016 Leanna Brooks, Autopsy/Investigations Intern for Allegheny County Medical Examiner
Meet Leanna Brooks, a senior forensic science and biology double major.
12/6/2016 National Public Radio's Diane Rehm to Students: Listen, Fact Check and Seek Credible Sources
"It's glorious to be among students and those of us who are thinking about what comes next in journalism," Rehm said.
12/5/2016 Professor Presents to Science Teachers, Featured in National Geographic Videos
Brendan Mullan, Ph.D., presented "Change and the Cosmos" Dec. 3 at the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Conference and also appears in two new National Geographic Videos.
12/2/2016 Making Magical Memories: SAEM Students Spend Semester Interning at Disney World
Ryan McMahon, Miranda Peel and Olivia Siemer describe why they chose to intern for Disney, their internship experiences, how their SAEM classes have prepared them and their career goals.
12/2/2016 President Hennigan Signs Final Beam for New Pittsburgh Playhouse
"For the first time in 50 years, Point Park's entire physical campus will be in Downtown Pittsburgh," Hennigan said.
12/2/2016 Student Human Resource Association Hosts Panel Discussion on Social Media
HR industry professionals discussed social media challenges employers face in the workplace, among other topics.
11/30/2016 Floyd Norman, Disney's First African-American Animator, Leads Master Class at Point Park
"I learned that a career in animation relies on perseverance, creativity and a deep passion for storytelling," said student Noah Ondik.
11/30/2016 Point Park University Alumni in Showbiz Reunite in Times Square for "Pittsburgh on Broadway"
"Point Park got me to Broadway by instilling a great work ethic, drive and a diversified sense of storytelling from all of my class work," said alumna Rachel Stevens.
11/28/2016 Award-Winning Actor, Writer and Director Bryan Cranston Visits Point Park University
"To be successful in this business you need talent, persistence, patience and luck," said Cranston.
11/28/2016 Point Park Accounting Alumna Travels the World as Risk Manager for Schneider Downs
Meet Rosemary Mazzeo (Coombs), a 2010 accounting alumna recently promoted to manager of risk advisory services.
11/28/2016 Point Park Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List
"To be honored again is something in which Point Park takes great pride,” said President Paul Hennigan.
11/23/2016 Graduate Students Present Research on Various Challenges in the Criminal Justice Field
Shannon Stowers, Erin Varga and Kayla Younge brought attention to current issues faced by the criminal justice field at the Fall 2016 Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Symposium.
11/21/2016 M.A. Alumna Receives Award at Walter Cronkite Conference on Media Ethics and Integrity
Deandra Williamson won first place in the research competition based on her master's thesis.
11/21/2016 Students on Break for Thanksgiving; University Offices Closed Nov. 24-25
Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
11/18/2016 Fall Fest 2016 Features Alumni Band Nevada Color and Music Artists from Pioneer Records
Point Park University's Campus Activities Board hosted more than 200 people for its Fall Fest, featuring performances by Pioneer Records artists and alumni band Nevada Color.
11/18/2016 President Hennigan Assures Inclusive Community After Election
A message to all members of the Point Park University community from President Hennigan.
11/17/2016 Internship Profile: Trever Sheets, KDKA-TV
As a newsroom intern, Sheets has covered a variety of stories with KDKA reporters and photographers.
11/16/2016 New Premedical Club Hosts Medical Drama Trivia Night and Thanksgiving Food Drive
Point Park's new premed club hosted a medical drama trivia night Nov. 9 and are holding a Thanksgiving food drive on campus for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
11/15/2016 Faculty Profile: Jill Thomas, Ph.D., Discusses Her Passion For Clinical Psychology
Meet Jill Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor and director of clinical training in the M.A. in clinical-community psychology program at Point Park.
11/15/2016 Pioneer Records Collaborates With Pittsburgh Playhouse to Produce Rocktoberfest
Pioneer Records produced its first Rocktoberfest at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, collaborating with students and staff from Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts.
11/14/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Emily Kirsch, Funeral Services Major and Member of the Cheer and Dance Teams
"My advice to incoming students is to find a major that really interests you and that you can enjoy for the rest of your life."
11/11/2016 Students Present at Honors Conference
Tim Grebeck, Nicki Jones, Sarah Martin and Professor Helen Fallon traveled to Seattle for the conference.
11/10/2016 Broadcast Legend Mike "Doc" Emrick Encourages Students to Chase their Dreams
“If one person learns not to give up and be confident of their abilities to do what they really want to do in their career as a result of me being here, I’ll be coming back,” Emrick said.
11/9/2016 Get to Know Tracey Brent-Chessum, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Point Park
"Students work to give 100 percent in the same way I do ... I’m in a place where we are all working towards the same goal and have a similar view of hard work and success," she said.
11/7/2016 Animation Students Sketch Side-by-Side Rob Rogers from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Students competed in a draw-off competition to sketch a cartoon of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton alongside Rob Rogers.
11/3/2016 M.B.A. with SAEM Concentration Helps Alumna Land Dream Job with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Meet Katherine Lancaster, a 2013 Point Park M.B.A. alumna and show marketing manager for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
11/3/2016 Student Media Outlets Interview Attorney General Candidates at On-Campus Debate
"You only get to cover an election once in college, so for the candidates to come right to us on campus was awesome," said student Josh Croup.
11/2/2016 Students Network and Develop Professional Skills at PRSSA National Conference
Presentations led by Vera Bradley, Warner Bros. TV, NCAA, among others.
11/1/2016 Concert Coordinator for Pittsburgh Winery is a 2015 SAEM Graduate
Sports, arts and entertainment management alumna Rachel Travisano recently landed the position of concert coordinator for Pittsburgh Winery.
11/1/2016 Ph.D. in Community Engagement Students Develop Program Reviews for the POISE Foundation
"This assignment gave me the opportunity to engage with an emerging nonprofit in the City of Pittsburgh," said student Veronika Panagiotou.
10/31/2016 Black Maria Film Festival Tour Comes to Point Park
Professor John Rice's film, "The End of Blessings," will be featured Nov. 10.
10/28/2016 Corporate Sales/Marketing Manager Talks to Students About Selling the Steelers
Kathy Wallace came to Point Park Oct. 20 to share with students her experiences selling the Pittsburgh Steelers for a living.
10/28/2016 Student Spotlight: "The Shuffler," Funeral Services Major
Meet "The Shuffler," also known as "Mr. Shuffles" or just "Shuffles."
10/27/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Meredith Kubic, Global Cultural Studies Major
"There is so much opportunity and adventure in Pittsburgh that I would never be able to find in my hometown."
10/27/2016 Liberal Studies Alumnus, Point Park Basketball Hall of Famer Coaching at Collegiate Level
Meet Chivas Whipple, 2010 liberal studies graduate, Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame 2013 inductee and assistant basketball coach for Westminster College.
10/26/2016 Point Park-Bred Nevada Color Named Best Pop/Rock Band by Pittsburgh City Paper
The five-person band includes Max Kovalchuk and Adam Valen (sports, arts and entertainment management alumni), Chris Cichra and Quinn Wirth (cinema arts alumni) and Jeremy Westhead.
10/24/2016 Italian Singer’s Concert Introduced SAEM Students to Behind-the-Scenes Work
Seven students worked at the Patrizio Buanne concert at the Byham Theater.
10/24/2016 Point Park Connections Help SAEM Junior Land Pittsburgh Penguins Internship
Meet Brittany Bishop, a sports, arts and entertainment management student and new media intern for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
10/21/2016 Frank Mason Exhibit Takes Permanent Place in Lawrence Hall Gallery
Point Park is home to an exhibit of works by the noted artist and educator.
10/21/2016 M.B.A. Grad, Senior Manager for Pittsburgh Housing Authority Named a 40 Under 40 Winner
Meet Aster Teclay, a 2014 Point Park M.B.A. graduate and senior project manager for The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.
10/21/2016 Pompeani Making Connections at Center for Media Innovation
Chelsea Pompeani is the new media innovation specialist at Point Park.
10/21/2016 Public Admin Grad and Instructor Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts
Kate Jones and Roy Cox, Ed.D., deployed to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Florida shortly after Hurricane Matthew hit.
10/19/2016 Allegheny Health Network Director Pursued M.B.A. to Learn the Business Side of Health Care
Meet M.B.A. alumna Lori Stover, administrative director of Division of Hematology and Cellular Therapy for Allegheny Health Network.
10/19/2016 Broadcast Reporting Major Mark Dovi Covers the 2016 Presidential Campaign Trail
"I have been credentialed for events with former President Bill Clinton, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump," said Dovi.
10/19/2016 Meet Anna Goforth, Biology Major and Soccer Player from the West Coast
"I've been lucky to have some really amazing professors through my major. I'm often astounded by the level of care they have for their students and for our learning.
10/18/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Colleen Hooper, Dance
"Students in my class take a very active role in their learning. I present them with ideas, readings, and performance goals, and I expect them to work individually and collaboratively to understand these concepts and to share their opinions and reflections," said Hooper.
10/18/2016 SAEM Alumnus Manages Ticketing for Clients, Pittsburgh Area Box Offices for Bom Advisers
Meet Adam Sutermaster, a 2013 sports, arts and entertainment management graduate and event/box office specialist for BOM Advisers.
10/17/2016 Pioneer Records Presents Rocktoberfest Oct. 31 at Pittsburgh Playhouse
The Halloween night music event and costume contest is free to Point Park students (with valid ID) and $5 for the general public.
10/17/2016 Political Science, Environmental Studies Leads Alumna Down the Path of Trail Development
Meet B.A. and M.S. alumna Courtney Mahronich, director of trail development for Friends of the Riverfront in Downtown Pittsburgh.
10/13/2016 More than 400 Family Members Visit Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh Campus for Family Weekend
Point Park University's annual Family Weekend was held Oct. 7-9 and included activities on campus and throughout Pittsburgh.
10/12/2016 2016 Musical Theatre Alumnus Peter Hughes is a Mainstage Performer for Disney Cruise Line
"Point Park prepares triple threats ... The esteemed faculty teach a strong foundation for auditioning, focusing on maintaining a motivated and professional attitude," said Hughes.
10/12/2016 Engineering Professor Brings Work Experience From Iran and Canada to the Classroom
Meet Yaser Roshan, Ph.D., a new assistant professor of electrical engineering at Point Park University.
10/12/2016 Fall 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
10/11/2016 Bright House Sports Network and PGA Tour Entertainment Executives Visit Point Park
"We're here to help advise you on your career path," Chris Jadick said. "We'll share our background with you, but your career is what you make of it."
10/10/2016 Classes, UPMC Internship Prepare Accounting, Business Double Major for the Real World
Meet Nicholas Supertzi, a senior accounting and business management student interning for UPMC.
10/7/2016 HR Major Gaining Work Experience in the Field With Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
Meet Katherine Miller, a senior human resource management major, transfer student and administrative assistant for PHRA.
10/6/2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology
The conference is part of the American Psychological Association and will be held March 30-April 2, 2017 at Point Park.
10/6/2016 Internship Leads to Position with NBC's American Ninja Warrior for M.F.A. Alumna
"The M.F.A. program helped open doors for me ... I got my job through my internship, and I wouldn’t have gotten my internship without being in the M.F.A. program," said Bethany Winchester.
10/5/2016 Point Park Veterans Joint Leadership Event Features Downtown Pittsburgh Field Exercises
The School of Business hosted its second Veterans Joint Leadership Initiative event Sept. 23, which included team field exercises and a conference on campus.
10/4/2016 Point Park’s Fall Internship and Job Fair Brings 110 Employers to Campus
Recruiters throughout the Pittsburgh region came to Point Park to interview students and alumni for a variety of positions.
10/3/2016 Center for Media Innovation Hosts Stories from the Presidential Campaign Trail
Jon Delano (KDKA-TV), Chris Potter (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and Salena Zito (New York Post columnist) answered questions and shared their opinions on the presidential debate.
10/3/2016 Point Park Professor Presents on Assessment and Curriculum Innovation
Tatyana Dumova participated in the Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference in Johnstown.
9/30/2016 M.B.A. 2016 Alumna is a Vice President and Business Analytics Consultant at BNY Mellon
Camille Reed talks about the impact her M.B.A. classes at Point Park have had on her career.
9/30/2016 Point Park Assistant VP is Published in Educational Procurement Journal
Ruth Rauluk’s article focuses on the importance of vendor risk management for educational institutions.
9/29/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Benjamin Jackson, Cinema Production Major
"No other film school that I looked at came close to the personal, experienced-based approach that Point Park offers."
9/29/2016 M.B.A. Degree Enhances Engineering Career of Alumnus at Westinghouse
Meet Chris Chavez, senior field service engineer for Westinghouse and 2013 Point Park M.B.A. alumnus.
9/28/2016 Fred McLeod, NBA Announcer and Point Park Alumnus, Discusses Sports Broadcasting, Gives Career Advice
McLeod spoke to Point Park students in the new Center for Media Innovation Sept. 22.
9/28/2016 Security Internship Leads to Full-Time Position for Intelligence and National Security Alumnus
Meet Ryan Howley, a 2014 Point Park alumnus and facility security officer for the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
9/27/2016 Screenwriting Major Learns the Craft of Writing a Script and Storytelling at Point Park
"The screenwriting program at Point Park has taught me so many important, intricate details on not only the craft of writing a script, but the craft of storytelling as a whole, as well as how the cinema industry works," said Staudt.
9/26/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Josh Williams, History Major from England
"Having connections here made the transition easy and affirmed that Point Park was the right choice for me."
9/26/2016 Students in History Classes Step Outside of Their Textbooks and Back in Time
Students in Jehnie Reis’ history classes recently stepped back in time, examining women's clothing of the past and getting a behind-the-scenes look at various collections at Heinz History Center.
9/23/2016 Public Administration Professor Teaches Fire Instructor Course in Japan
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., recently taught Japanese firefighters and officers a Fire Instructor I certification course at United States Marine Corps’ Camp Foster.
9/22/2016 SAEM Professor Presents on Storytelling Data at Marketing Conference
Paige Beal, M.B.A., was part of a panel discussion at the Marketing Management Association Educators' Conference in Providence, R.I.
9/22/2016 Students Encouraged to be Good Storytellers at Center for Media Innovation's Opening Day
Watch archived presentations from guest speakers and segments from an evening with Sarah Koenig, host of the Serial podcast.
9/20/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Elise Dorsey, Musical Theatre Major
"I've already grown so much in my short time here, and I'm ready expand my knowledge further. Being able to take each bit of criticism and apply it to my development as a professional person/performer is very important to me."
9/20/2016 Student Spotlight: Meet Photojournalism Major Shayna Mendez from Kingston, Jamaica
"What I've enjoyed the most about my college experience at Point Park is how easy it was for me to get involved and to get to know people," said Mendez.
9/20/2016 Washington Post Reporters to Discuss Race, Local News Media
The on-campus event is Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Lawrence Hall 200.
9/19/2016 Caribbean Student Chose Point Park for its Downtown Location and Career Opportunities
Andre Bennett from Jamaica is an accounting major and track and field and cross country athlete at Point Park.
9/19/2016 Point Park SAEM Students Selected to Work at Stanley Cup VIP Party
Nicolette Jones, Angela Thomas and Ericka Thomas recently worked at a Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup VIP Party in Sewickley, Pa.
9/16/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ryan Johnson, Mechanical Engineering Major
"When I first arrived on campus for orientation, I fell in love with the city and the people. I knew then that this was the right place for me."
9/15/2016 Public Administration 2015 Grad Promoted to Shift Commander of Swissvale Fire Department
Michael Volpe was promoted after earning a B.S. in public administration in December 2015.
9/13/2016 Conservatory of Performing Arts Receives National Recognition
Point Park University's Conservatory recognized by two top 10 lists.
9/13/2016 Fall Events at the Center for Media Innovation
Guest speakers include Richard Drew, Fred McLeod, Diane Rehm and others.
9/13/2016 First Amendment Photo Exhibit Opening at the Center for Media Innovation
Inaugural photo gallery focuses on expressions of free speech, Sept. 16-Oct. 7.
9/13/2016 SAEM Sophomore Works as Stage Manager for Raleigh Convention Center's Summer Events
Meet Amber Montz, an SAEM student from Fayetteville, N.C.
9/12/2016 From Point Park to BNY Mellon: Accounting Major Graduates and Becomes Tax Specialist
Meet Lauren Berner, a 2015 Point Park accounting graduate and U.S. Tax Specialist for The Bank of New York Mellon.
9/12/2016 Honors Students Visit Flight 93 National Memorial
“What moved me the most was listening to the phone calls of some of the passengers,” said Alexa Newbrough, a theatre major from West Deer, Pa.
9/8/2016 Point Park’s First Doctoral Students to Graduate Defend Their Dissertations
Amy Miller, Laura Miller and Kelly Noyes successfully defended their dissertations Aug. 29 and were awarded Ed.D. degrees.
9/7/2016 Daylong Events Kickoff Opening of Point Park University's Center for Media Innovation Sept. 13
Highlights include panels with local media professionals, and an evening with Sarah Koenig, host and co-creator of the Serial podcast.
9/6/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Daniel Strickland, Secondary Education English Major
"One of the most amazing opportunities I’ve had so far at Point Park was instructing my own Kindergarten class for an entire day. I’ve gained so much experience in my time here so far, and I know I chose the right major and university for me."
9/6/2016 Troy Centofanto Recruits Top Talent for Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts
"Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts is one of the top conservatories in the country. Having the opportunity to work with the current and future leaders of the industry is very exciting and rewarding," Centofanto said.
9/2/2016 Criminal Justice Administration Program Hosts Symposium to Showcase Grad Student Research
Master of Science in criminal justice administration students presented research Aug. 20 on a variety of criminal justice related issues.
9/1/2016 Advice to the Class of 2020 at Convocation: Set Goals, Get to Know Faculty, Classmates and the Community
Members of the Point Park community offered advice to help guide the Class of 2020 on their new path as college students.
9/1/2016 Madison Square Garden's VIP Services Coordinator is a 2014 SAEM Alumna
Meet Meredith Savage, SAEM alumna and VIP services coordinator for The Madison Square Company.
9/1/2016 Point Park University Earns National Recognition as a 2016-2017 College of Distinction
Point Park earned this honor for demonstrating high-level results across four distinctions.
8/30/2016 2016-17 Pittsburgh Playhouse Season Announced
Tony award-winning musicals, original choreography, modern twists to classic pieces and more.
8/26/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Carrie Reale, Public Relations & Advertising Major
"I'd much rather get to go out and get real experiences than sit in a classroom for four years, and Point Park gives me that opportunity."
8/25/2016 Musical Theatre Students Spend Summer Performing for Music Theatre Wichita
Jacob Wasson and Jared Roberts spent the summer of 2016 in Wichita, Kan. as resident ensemble members for Music Theatre Wichita.
8/23/2016 Center for Media Innovation Welcomes Host, Co-Creator of Serial Podcast to Point Park Sept. 13
Sarah Koenig speaks to the campus community Sept. 13, 7 to 9 p.m., in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
8/18/2016 Business Students and Alumna Work in VIP at Coldplay Concert in Pittsburgh
The sold-out concert was held at the CONSOL Energy Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.
8/17/2016 Point Park Welcomes 14 New Full-Time Faculty
Meet new faculty who bring real-world experience into the classes they teach.
8/16/2016 High School Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Digital and Traditional Animation Camps
During the intensive workshops, students were introduced to character development and movement, learned the basics of 3D computer modeling, as well as the basics of compositing visual effects and live action
8/16/2016 Point Park University officers now equipped with body cameras
Officers began wearing the devices Aug. 1.
8/12/2016 #PointParkWorks: Meet Celina DiPietro, IT Major and Co-Op Employee for Data Analytics Company
DiPietro is a data scientist co-op student employee for the Pittsburgh company, Othot.
8/12/2016 Founder of 'Eat That, Read This' Blog Visits Point Park
Adam Shuck, founder of the daily news blog "Eat That, Read This," met with interns from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at Point Park.
8/10/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Zeva Barzell, Associate Professor of Theatre
"One of the most important messages I try to convey to my students is to have a taste for excellence in their work and to really know and understand their craft," said Barzell.
8/10/2016 SAEM Major Gains Experience Working in Live Entertainment Management this Summer
Meet Molly Knepper, a transfer SAEM student who worked for Fearless Records, the Vans Warped Tour, Adventures in Wonderland and more this summer.
8/8/2016 Professor Matthew Vogel Strives to Instill in His Students a Passion for Special Education
Meet Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., assistant professor of special education at Point Park University.
8/1/2016 SAEM Student Transfers Passion for Running Into Special Events Summer Internship
Meet Emily Maxwell, a senior sports, arts and entertainment management and special events intern for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
7/25/2016 Forensic Science Files Reveal CSI High School Summer Camp Has Record-Breaking Attendance
More than 50 high school students registered for the annual CSI summer camp at Point Park, held July 12-15 this year, making it the largest high school group the forensic science program has hosted at the University.
7/21/2016 Alex Grubbs Covers Stories on Capitol Hill During Internship with Media Research Center
"As a young college student, working on Capitol Hill is one of the best opportunities," said Alex Grubbs.
7/21/2016 Arts Management Classes, SAEM Faculty Help Lead Alumna to Position With Lincoln Center
Meet Rachel Winkler, 2014 SAEM graduate and development operations assistant for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
7/21/2016 High School Students Gain Journalistic Experience at Summer Multimedia Workshop
"We worked on skills in journalistic writing, photography, video production and web design," said Professor Robin Cecala. "The students were enthusiastic and produced a great variety of stories for their website Spectrum 2016."
7/21/2016 Transfer Student Neil Strebig is an Editorial Intern for Pittsburgh Magazine
"All of the professors at Point Park have done an excellent job preparing me for work in a real-world environment," said journalism major Neil Strebig.
7/19/2016 Research, Writing as a Point Park Undergrad Benefits Alumna in Grad School, Social Work
Kerry Glova earned a B.A. in psychology with a minor in behavioral science in 2015 from Point Park.
7/18/2016 Conte's Corner: Founding Editor of VerySmartBrothas.com Visits Point Park
Damon Young visited campus to talk about starting a business, selling his business and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
7/18/2016 Students Tour iHeartMedia, August Wilson Center and More at SAEM High School Workshop
The annual All-Access SAEM High School Summer Workshop once again immersed students into the real-world business operations of the sports, arts and entertainment industries.
7/15/2016 Professor Publishes Book on the Benefits of Horror in Children’s Literature
In her new book, Jessica McCort, Ph.D., discusses the many benefits horror texts provide for young readers.
7/13/2016 Alumna Taylor Goska Discovered Dual Passions for Dance and Psychology at Point Park
Meet Taylor Goska, a 2015 dance and psychology alumna who now works for Bel Air Dance Academy and Jewish Community Services.
7/13/2016 Alumna Taylor Goska Discovered Dual Passions for Psychology and Dance at Point Park
Meet Taylor Goska, a 2015 psychology and dance alumna who now works for Jewish Community Services, Bel Air Dance Academy and Supernova Dance Company.
7/12/2016 ACAP Exposes High School Students to Accounting Careers and Professionals
Twenty-two students from 16 high schools spent the week at Point Park for the University’s Fourth Annual Accounting Career Awareness Program.
7/12/2016 Alumnus Matt Adams is an Associate Photo Editor for National Geographic
"If I didn't go to Point Park, then I can honestly say that I wouldn't be in the job I am now. It was the starting point to an incredible journey," said Adams.
7/5/2016 Cinema Arts Student, Spain Native Interning for The Fred Rogers Company
"I work on children’s cartoons that air on PBS to select small clips and images for the website, transcribe videos and files from DVDs, as well as any other tasks as assigned," said Pamies.
7/5/2016 Veteran, Human Resource Management Student Interning for PNC this Summer
Learn about Denton Poe's HR talent acquisition summer internship with PNC.
7/1/2016 M.A. Clinical-Community Psych Grads Named Editors
Justin Karter and Kevin Gallagher were named editors of the American Psychological Association's Society for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter.
7/1/2016 SAEM Student Interviews Musicians at CMA Week, Country Music Festival in Nashville
Meet Angela Thomas, senior sports, arts and entertainment management major and learn about her experience as a journalist in Nashville.
7/1/2016 Students Explore Media, History and Culture During Trip to London, Bruges and Amsterdam
"This class and trip was an experience of a lifetime. You get to affordably visit multiple countries with your friends, see how other people live, work and play, and get academic credit for it," said Lauren Joseph, a senior public relations and advertising major .
6/30/2016 Bosnia Native, Business Management and M.B.A. Alumna is a Vice President at BNY Mellon
Meet Amela Burlovic, data governance officer and vice president at BNY Mellon.
6/29/2016 Rebecca Painter Gains Hands-On Experience Interning for PJR Photography and Studio, LLC
As an intern for PJR Photography, Rebecca Painter is responsible for helping to plan and promote monthly photo exhibitions.
6/28/2016 Faculty and Career Development Center Help Education Students Land Teaching Jobs for Fall
Thanks to the PERC Education Job Fair and the support and guidance from education faculty and Career Development Center staff, several Point Park spring 2016 education graduates have full-time teaching positions lined up for the fall.
6/27/2016 Criminal Justice Major Interning for Pittsburgh Department of City Planning this Summer
Meet Michael Hansom, a senior criminal justice student and American Disabilities Act compliance intern for the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning.
6/27/2016 Economics and Finance Alumnus Leads Group Claims Team at Cigna
Meet Kyle Lucot, a 2011 economics and finance graduate and former Pioneers baseball player.
6/21/2016 Alumni, Students Share Experiences Working and Interning During the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Meet the Point Park University School of Business alumni and students who worked or interned for the Penguins this season.
6/21/2016 Students, Alumni Share Experiences Working and Interning During the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Meet the Point Park University alumni and students who worked or interned for the Penguins this season.
6/17/2016 Point Park Professor Presents to Community College Presidents
Jamesena Talbott, D.M., discussed community engagement programming at the Strategic Horizons Network Conference held June 13.
6/14/2016 Broadcast Major Josh Croup Gains Real-World Experience Interning with Pittsburgh Pirates
"I’ve always been a fan of random baseball stats and numbers, and now I get paid to research stats for our broadcasters to use during games and for our game notes. It’s really cool," said Croup.
6/10/2016 Meet M.A. Student Candice McDermott, Marketing Intern, Edgar Snyder & Associates
"Writing is one of my passions, and this internship has helped me develop a voice for blogs and PR writing," said McDermott.
6/6/2016 SAEM Alumna Working in Monaco for a Leading Producer of Film Finance Conferences
Meet Lucy Osinski, a 2012 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna and business development consultant in Monaco for Winston Baker.
6/3/2016 SAEM Students and Alumni Work at Beyoncé Concert
Several Point Park students and alumni had the opportunity to work in VIP, production running and floor seating.
6/3/2016 Student Chelsey Driskel Lands Operations Communication Position at Sheetz
"I manage the online forum on our internal website, write and edit content to send out to all of the stores and write for the company newsletter," said junior Chelsey Driskel.
6/2/2016 Clinical-Community Psychology Grad Classes Help Alum Become a More Empathic Supervisor
Meet Kevin Gallagher, a 2015 M.A. in clinical-community psychology alumnus
6/2/2016 Public Administration Online Graduate Becomes a State-Certified Fire Training Instructor
Meet Tony Zoroya, a 2016 B.S. in public administration graduate and transport coordinator for STAT MedEvac.
6/2/2016 Student Spotlight: Chelsey Driskel Lands Operations Communication Position at Sheetz
Driskel is a junior political science and public relations/advertising double major.
5/31/2016 M.A. Leadership 2016 Alumna Presents Research on Millennials to UPMC Leaders
Meet Alexis Pape, an administrative coordinator for WPIC of UPMC and a 2006 M.A. in leadership graduate.
5/31/2016 Spring 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the latest edition of the magazine for alumni and friends.
5/27/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Randy Baird, Professor in Point Park's M.B.A. Energy Concentration
Baird is also a regional outage manager for NRG Energy, one of the nation's leading integrated Fortune 200 power companies.
5/26/2016 Psychology Faculty to Give Sample Lectures at Grad Open Houses June 7 and 22
Prospective M.A. and Psy.D. clinical-community psychology grad students can hear lectures from Brent Robbins, Ph.D., and Robert McInerney, Ph.D.
5/25/2016 M.B.A. Graduate With Health Systems Management Concentration Hired by Highmark
Meet Chynna Carter, 2015 M.B.A. alumna and associate consultant for Highmark Health.
5/25/2016 M.F.A. Low-Residency Alumnus Alan Stevens is Executive Director of Academy Theatre
"Joining the M.F.A. program was the best thing I have ever done, it has opened doors for me that I thought would always be closed," said Stevens.
5/24/2016 Center for Media Innovation a Hub for Students, Local Media and Downtown Community
Alumni and members of the media got a behind-the-scenes look at the 4,000-square-foot center during a hard hat tour and reception.
5/24/2016 Point Park Students Awarded Scholarships from the Pittsburgh NAACP
Blaine King, Rikkilee Rose, Sonya Rudolph and Maricca Spencer were honored May 5 at an awards dinner.
5/24/2016 SAEM Student Profile: Sean Dillon, Media Relations Intern for the Penguins
Meet Sean Dillon, senior sports, arts and entertainment management major from North Allegheny Senior High School.
5/19/2016 #PointParkSummer Social Media Contest
Wherever you go this summer, take us with you. From June 1-15, we want you to show your pride for Point Park University by posting a photo with your favorite Point Park swag on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #PointParkSummer. You can enter as many photos as you’d like, and we’ll choose the most creative entries to win Darius Rucker tickets. It’s that simple.
5/19/2016 Deputy Fire Chief, Public Administration Grad Accepted Into National Fire Academy Program
Meet Mathew Davis, a 2014 public administration alumnus and deputy fire chief and emergency management coordinator for Dormont Fire Department.
5/17/2016 Dance Majors Train with Sought-After Choreographers for Signature Spring Concert
The concert featured choreography by Sonya Tayeh, Matthew Powell, Larry Keigwin and MADBOOTS Dance.
5/12/2016 Alessia Ruffolo Selected as Dancer at Tanztheater-Staatstheater Kassel in Germany
"This is my first real job, so I feel as though I am constantly learning what it means to be an artist; to take classes, rehearse, communicate and express my ideas in a professional manner," Ruffolo said.
5/11/2016 SAEM Alum is a Marketing and Content Strategy Manager by Day, Pittsburgh Comedian By Night
Meet Frank McDade, a 2008 sports, arts and entertainment management alumnus, marketing and content strategy manager for PwC Experience Center and local comedian.
5/10/2016 Variety of Summer High School Programs Offered at Point Park University
Check out programs in animation, forensic science, multimedia and more.
5/5/2016 Point Park University's 56th Annual Commencement Celebrates Academic Accomplishments
More than 500 undergraduate students took part in Point Park's 56th annual commencement ceremony, held April 30 at the CONSOL Energy Center.
5/4/2016 M.B.A. Student DaMarra Underwood Awarded Chuck Cooper Foundation Scholarship
The Chuck Cooper Foundation awards graduate-level scholarships and provides comprehensive leadership development, professional skills and opportunities to under-served students.
5/3/2016 Point Park Inducts 38 Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society
Alpha Chi promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among colleges and universities.
5/2/2016 Bachelor’s Degree Allows 2015 Alumna to Begin Career in the Human Resources Field
Meet Angela Finke, benefits coordinator for System One in Pittsburgh.
4/29/2016 Psychology Professor Serves as Guest Editor of Scholarly Journal
Brent Robbins, Ph.D., is the guest editor of the May 2016 issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
4/28/2016 Graduate Hooding 2016: New Grads Discuss Their Journey to a Master's Degree
More than 115 graduate students walked on stage to have their master’s degrees conferred at Point Park University’s annual Hooding and Degree Conferral Ceremony April 24.
4/28/2016 People of Point Park: Keith Paylo has found the fountain of youth in his work
Dean of Students Keith Paylo finds joy, energy and magic in the everyday successes of Point Park students and the dynamic growth of the University at large.
4/28/2016 Students Present Research Related to the Seven Deadly Sins at Undergraduate Symposium
Students across all majors presented research surrounding the wonders of pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth this year at the Annual Undergraduate Symposium.
4/27/2016 Point Park Professor Judges International Media Competition
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served on a panel of judges for the Communicator Awards Competition.
4/26/2016 Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Students Inducted Into Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society
“The students inducted represent not only exemplary academic achievement but also a strong commitment to the criminal justice profession and service to society,” remarked Richard Linzer, J.D.
4/26/2016 High School Students Explore Stage AE, Learn More About Point Park's SAEM Program
More than 100 high school students from Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia spent the day at Stage AE for Point Park's Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management High School Workshop.
4/26/2016 Outstanding Student Awards Banquet Recognizes Academic Excellence and Leadership
Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff and family members enjoyed an elegant evening at the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel to recognize student accomplishments.
4/25/2016 2015 Alumna Landed Associate Position With Top Pittsburgh Accounting Firm Before Graduating
Meet Mariah Jensen, audit associate for HBK CPAs & Consultants and a 2015 Point Park accounting graduate.
4/25/2016 People of Point Park: Casey Landon, '16 and Cassandra Hershberger, '17 are Strong Women for Stronger Girls
As members of the Point Park chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls, Casey Landon, '16 and Cassandra Hershberger, '17 support the growth of girls in low-income communities throughout the region.
4/22/2016 Faculty Member Helped 2015 Alumnus Launch His Information Technology Career
Meet Jonathan Grzandziel, 2015 information technology alumnus and business analyst for PITT OHIO.
4/22/2016 M.F.A. Graduates Host Festival of New Work
Fourteen screenwriters and playwrights will present a compilation of their work May 17-21 on campus.
4/22/2016 SAEM Professor Leads AMA Collegiate Marketing Plan Competition
As co-vice president of academic outreach, Paige Beal, M.B.A., recruited marketing professionals to judge the April 15 competition.
4/22/2016 Students Learn New Writing Techniques in Master Class With Poet Brittany Cavallaro
Cavallaro provided students with techniques to improve their writing across all genres.
4/21/2016 Art Show Organized by Students and OSN Brings Homelessness to the Forefront, Inspires Many
Stunning artwork was showcased on campus April 8 at the “Home is Where the Art is” art show, hosted by Point Park’s Confluence Psychology Alliance student group and Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net.
4/21/2016 Journalism Major Jessica Federkeil Wins Women's Press Club Scholarship
"I am only in my second year at Point Park and so many of my dreams have already come true," said Federkeil.
4/21/2016 People of Point Park: Matt Nemeth, '16 has got a fix on the future of photography
Senior photography student Matt Nemeth, '16 is passionate about photography. His successful podcast is drawing new photogs to the medium.
4/21/2016 Screenwriting Major Lands Internship at Pittsburgh CLO with Help from Professor
"My professors helped me land my internships and are constantly invested in my development as a writer. Their input is invaluable and I am so thankful for their support," Rick said.
4/20/2016 Alumna Credits M.A. in Communication Technology Program for Advancing her Career
"My professional experience, paired with the critical thinking and technical skills that I developed at Point Park, allowed me to take control of my future and seek a job that would allow me to manage marketing and digital communications in a larger capacity," Kress said.
4/20/2016 Point Park names Andrew Conte director of Center for Media Innovation
Conte is an award-winning investigative reporter from the Pittsburgh Trib.
4/19/2016 Broadway Veteran Tony Yazbeck to Speak at Commencement
Yazbeck will also receive an honorary degree at Commencement April 30.
4/19/2016 Broadway's Tony Yazbeck to Give Commencement Address, Receive an Honorary Degree
"My message to the Class of 2016 is about how to be successful in life. I've learned that success comes from who are you are as a person," said Yazbeck.
4/19/2016 Students Present at 2016 Northeast Regional Honors Conference
SAEM majors Nicolette Jones and Anna Livia Rice presented at the conference in Cambridge, Mass.
4/18/2016 People of Point Park: Jonathan Trueblood is Animating the Future
Assistant Professor Jonathan Trueblood gets the most satisfaction when his animation students take their skills into the real world.
4/14/2016 People of Point Park: Becki Dennis, '06 Followed Her Heart to Film and Television
COPA grad Becki Dennis, '06 has discovered that there is no road map to success. She hopes her story will inspire others to chase their dreams.
4/13/2016 Campus Event Focuses on Reintegrating Veterans into the Workforce
Point Park's organizational leadership program hosted a Joint Leadership Initiative with faculty, staff and regional business leaders April 8.
4/11/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Don Noel Ranasinghe, Broadcast Production Major and U-View Programming Director
Learn what broadcast production and media management major Don Noel Ranasinghe loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/11/2016 Fall 2016: Point Park Offering Region's First Environmental Journalism Program
The program will train a new generation of storytellers who will be well-positioned to enter the workforce to report on critical environmental issues in the public eye.
4/11/2016 IT and Mechanical Engineering Technology Double Major Offered Position with U.S. Navy
Student Brittney Badgett landed the position of advanced electronics computer field program officer for the United States Navy.
4/11/2016 Mechanical Engineering Technology and IT Double Major Offered Position With U.S. Navy
Student Brittney Badgett landed the position of advanced electronics computer field program officer for the United States Navy.
4/11/2016 People of Point Park: April Yanko, '16 found her voice and her magic
April Yanko's, '16 creative academic combination of acting, PR, and advertising is a perfect career prep mix to help launch her dream of creating and acting in animated features.
4/11/2016 Student Spotlight: Meet Maggie McCauley, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Intern
"I coordinate with sponsors and vendors, keep track of and help pick out our merchandise, research sponsor information, and do various communications projects," McCauley says.
4/8/2016 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust VP of Development to Speak at Hooding Ceremony
M.B.A. graduate Nicholas Gigante is the keynote speaker for Point Park's Hooding and Degree Conferral April 24.
4/8/2016 Professor Named Vice Chair of PA Judiciary Education Board
Nathan Firestone, J.D., professor of political science, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
4/7/2016 Secondary Education Student and Professor Present on Autism
Timothy Grebeck and Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., recently spoke at three schools in the Seneca Valley School District.
4/5/2016 Classes, Internships and Job with Pens-TV Set up SAEM Student for Professional Success
Meet Stone Swiess, a double major in SAEM and multimedia, who is working part-time for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
4/5/2016 Classes, Internships and Job with Pens-TV Set Up Stone Swiess for Professional Success
Meet Stone Swiess, a double major in multimedia and SAEM who is working part-time for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
4/4/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ula Koczkodaj, SAEM Major and Soccer Player From Poland
Learn what sports, arts and entertainment management major Ula Koczkodaj loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/4/2016 People of Point Park: Carmella Salem, '93 has seen it all from behind the bar
Theater Arts alumna Carmella Salem,' 93, found her second act behind the bar of her own gastropub on Pittsburgh's South Side.
4/1/2016 Accounting Students Finish First Place Again at Auditing Case Study Competition
The Dollar Draft Knights, captured first place at the Institute of Internal Auditors Pittsburgh Chapter Case Study Competition March 21 at Schneider Downs.
4/1/2016 Electrical Engineering Major Offered at Point Park for Fall 2016
Point Park’s new program combines rigorous theoretical study in electrical engineering with extensive laboratory experience.
3/31/2016 Students: Win a Chance to Throw Out First Pitch at Pirates Game on April 15!
Share your best shots of Point Park using #PointParkView March 31-April 5.
3/30/2016 SAEM Students Work in VIP Area at The Who Concert
Haley Olah and Ericka Thomas were selected to assist in the VIP section at The Who concert, held at CONSOL.
3/29/2016 'MasterCard & Global Sports Sponsorship' Topic of Sports Media Event
MasterCard's Mike Tasevski and Adrienne Jonas lead the April 14 event.
3/28/2016 Point Park Professor Publishes Book on Online Social Networks
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., published "Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age."
3/25/2016 West Point Grad Discusses Importance of Honorable, Gridiron Leadership
The School of Business recently welcomed Evan Offstein, D.B.A., former military intelligence officer, author, professor and consultant to campus.
3/24/2016 History and Honors Programs Host “Wonder Women of World War II” Veterans Event
Students heard inspiring stories from three female veterans at this on-campus event, hosted by the history department and Honors program.
3/24/2016 NYC Trip Has SAEM Students Exploring Career Paths, Networking with Alumni in the City
Highlights of this student trip included a backstage tour of Madison Square Garden and a private meeting with the chief digital officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
3/24/2016 People of Point Park: Lance Harrell, '14, builds himself, and his community, up again
Lance Harrell, '14 only sees opportunity - to further his career and to impact the lives others.
3/23/2016 Boyce Middle School Students Engage in CSI Work Led By Point Park Forensic Science Majors
Forty-two gifted education students from Upper St. Clair School District visited Point Park’s CSI House March 10, engaging in hands-on crime scene work.
3/23/2016 Business Professor Presents, Models at Inspiring Lives Conference
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., presented "Leaders Empower Lives" and modeled on the runway at the gala.
3/22/2016 American Stage Director Monica Payne Returns to Point Park as Director of 'The Bluest Eye'
In 2012-14, Payne was a visiting assistant professor at Point Park. She was thrilled to return to campus during the spring semester to direct The Bluest Eye at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
3/22/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Jason McDole, Assistant Professor of Dance
"I love walking into class knowing that my students are there to learn about what they love. I find so much joy teaching young people who really want to commit to what's in their hearts," McDole says.
3/22/2016 Professor Leads Webinar on Social Marketing in the Performing Arts Industry
David Rowell, M.F.A., moderated an Association of Performing Arts Presenters webinar March 17.
3/18/2016 Elementary Education Degree Gives Alumnus the Foundation to Achieve Career Success
Meet Scott Manns, a 2002 Point Park elementary education alumnus and K-12 curriculum, instruction and assessment coordinator for Pittsburgh Public School District.
3/17/2016 MLB Diversity Summit is a Game Changer for SAEM Students Aspiring for Careers in Sports
Learn how SAEM students Jessica Martin and Hailie Sandor had access to all 30 major league baseball clubs and many minor league clubs at the 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit.
3/16/2016 2013 Alumna Madison DeCoske Lands Stage-Management Roles on Broadway's Sylvia, Wicked
"Sylvia was my Broadway debut! It's hard to describe what it feels like when your dreams come true," said DeCoske.
3/16/2016 People of Point Park: Mike Bruno "Sets" his Athletes Up for Success
Women's Volleyball Coach Mike Bruno is leaving his mark on and off the court through the lives of his student-athletes.
3/15/2016 WYEP Chooses SAEM Program as Partner for Reimagination CD Project for Area Youth
Through a new partnership with 91.3 WYEP's Reimagine Media program, students and faculty in the SAEM program are providing training and support for area youth interested in the music industry.
3/14/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Isabella Levy, Public Relations and Advertising Major
Learn what public relations and advertising major Isabella Levy loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/14/2016 Professor Presents Workshops in Spain for International Women’s Day
Helena Knorr, Ph.D., presented workshops on leadership and professional development at the University of Valencia.
3/10/2016 Psychology Students and Pittsburgh Mercy to Show Artwork by Homeless
Confluence Psychology Alliance and Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net will feature the artwork of homeless at an April 8 art show on campus.
3/7/2016 ABCTE Program Helps Physical Therapy Professional Transition to Teaching Career
Meet Rachael Morrow, D.P.T., a 2015 graduate of Point Park's ABCTE program and secondary biology and chemistry teacher at North Allegheny Intermediate High School.
3/6/2016 Hundreds of Scholarships Awarded to High School Dancers at NHSDF Closing Ceremony
More than 300 students received scholarships at the NHSDF closing ceremony to help them pursue their dreams of a career in dance.
3/5/2016 Alumni in Parsons Dance Company Host Master Class at Point Park for NHSDF 2016
Dance alumni Ian Spring and Ahmad Simmons led the master class on March 4. Check out photos from the class.
3/4/2016 At City in a Room, students explore benefits of living in Pittsburgh
Campus Activities Board event helps students learn more about Pittsburgh neighborhoods and fun city events.
3/4/2016 NHSDF Brings High School Dancers from Around the World to Point Park's Downtown Campus
From Australia and Bermuda to South Carolina and California, 1,300 dancers from 78 high schools traveled from near and far to Downtown Pittsburgh for the 2016 National High School Dance Festival hosted by Point Park University.
3/3/2016 SAEM Student Profile: Evan Pearson, Promotions Intern for Pioneer Records
Sports, arts and entertainment management major Evan Pearson talks about his internship with Pioneer Records.
3/2/2016 M.A. Student Presents Workshop on Managing Change at Leadership Summit
Meet Jessica Hobson, an employment specialist for UPMC who is pursuing an M.A. in leadership degree at Point Park.
2/29/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Matt Petras, Journalism Major
Learn what journalism major Matt Petras loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
2/29/2016 Point Park Welcomes 1,300 High School Dancers to Downtown Pittsburgh for NHSDF, March 3-6
High school students will converge on campus this week from across the country and around the world for the 2016 National High School Dance Festival. Follow updates on social media: #NHSDF2016.
2/24/2016 Intelligence Professor, Director Named Special Member of Vidocq Society
Gregory Rogers, J.D., was named a Special Member of the Vidocq Society.
2/24/2016 People of Point Park: Brenton Wilson is Not Your Typical Librarian
Associate Library Director Brenton Wilson applies new technology and age-old wisdom to help students and faculty answer today's burning questions.
2/24/2016 SAEM Professor Earns Recertification as a Fundraising Executive
Teresa Gregory, M.F.A., recently earned recertification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive by CFRE International.
2/24/2016 SAEM Students Volunteer, Network at Pollstar Live! 2016 Music Conference in San Francisco
SAEM traveled across the country Feb. 9-12 to volunteer at the 2016 Pollstar Live! Music Conference in San Francisco, Calif., and network with music industry professionals.
2/23/2016 International Faculty Come to Point Park From Around the Globe
Meet Point Park's faculty who hail from various countries around the world.
2/22/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Sarah Lukaszewicz, Forensic Science Major
Learn what forensic science major Sarah Lukaszewicz loves about living and learning in Downtown Pitsburgh.
2/18/2016 New Professor Transfers His International Engineering Expertise to the Classroom
Meet Aram Parsa, Ph.D., P.Eng., Point Park's new assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology.
2/17/2016 M.B.A. Program Helps Alum at Deloitte Advance Time Management and Communication Skills
Meet Timothy Madden, a 2014 M.B.A. alumnus and solutions developer for Deloitte Consulting, LLP.
2/17/2016 People of Point Park: Anthony Costulas, '12, and Nikki Williams, '13, found love and a career path
Alumni found love in the dorms and career inspiration in the classroom.
2/16/2016 2014 Broadcasting Alumna Kelsie Metzgar is the Johnstown Bureau Reporter for WTAJ-TV
"I received my job offer a week after graduating in December 2014. I credit my success in landing a job to some of the wonderful faculty at Point Park who supported me," said Metzgar.
2/16/2016 HR Management Grad Profile: Chad Sanders, Information Technology Recruiter
Meet Chad Sanders, 2015 human resource management graduate and IT recruiter for Synergy Staffing, Inc.
2/14/2016 Celebrating Valentine's Day: Love Stories from Campus
Alumni couples share stories of how they met as students at Point Park University.
2/14/2016 People of Point Park: John,'79, and Lizann,'80, Tokarski Share the Secret for Lifelong Love
John, '79, and Lizann, '80, Tokarski met and fell in love as students at Point Park and they are sharing their secrets for a happy marriage with the Point Park community.
2/12/2016 Meet Matt Pelfrey, M.F.A. Low-Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor
"I love working with students and helping them articulate their vision, so the chance to interact with both young and mature writers is a thrill," said Pelfrey.
2/12/2016 Pioneer Records Introduces Out of the Woodwork Concert Series
This student-run concert series will continue with shows at Hundred Wood throughout the spring semester.
2/12/2016 WPXI Business Executives Discuss Careers in the TV Industry, Give Students Advice at Workshop
The Jan. 28 workshop was hosted by the sports, arts and entertainment program and featured panelists Julie Ellis-Jena, Bob Liga and Brandon Takacs.
2/11/2016 M.B.A. and Accounting Alumnus is a Recruitment Manager for International Financial Group
Meet Philip Isabella, a 2009 accounting and 2013 M.B.A. alumnus of Point Park.
2/9/2016 2015 Communication Alumnus James Hill is Special Assistant to Mayor William Peduto
"I witnessed immigrants become American citizens, met presidents ... truly amazing things. And, I get to hang out with The Pirate Parrot," said Hill.
2/9/2016 Ph.D. in Community Engagement Student Committed to Serving Others Professionally, Personally
"This program gives us an opportunity to truly impact what’s happening in the neighborhoods we call home," said Abdelmalik.
2/8/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Hunter Dimmick, Business Management Major
Learn what Business Management major Hunter Dimmick loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
2/5/2016 At Speed Networking event, students practice conversation skills for job hunting, career prep
Alumni volunteered to be conversation partners to help students learn networking skills.
2/4/2016 Clinical-Community Psych Grad Classes Help Alum in Outreach Role with The Humane Society
Meet Chloe Detrick, a 2015 M.A. in clinical-community psychology graduate of Point Park and media relations specialist for The Humane Society of the U.S.
2/4/2016 Winter 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Check out the latest edition of the magazine for our alumni and friends.
2/3/2016 Global Cultural Studies Alumna Chosen for PULSE Pittsburgh Fellowship
Meet Casy Stelitano, 2014 global cultural studies alumna and program coordinator for Pittsburghers for Public Transit.
2/3/2016 People of Point Park: Ally, '18 and Shaniece, '18 Find Inspiration on the Phone
Annual Fund Student Callers Ally Stacy, '18 and Shaniece Lawrence, '18 enjoy connecting with Point Park alumni and friends, gathering sage advice and helping their school through the phonathon.
2/3/2016 SAEM Students Expand Professional Network in Performing Arts Industry at APAP Conference
Sports, arts and entertainment management students and alumni met with more than 80 industry professionals and performers at the 2016 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference.
2/2/2016 Conservatory Dance Company Presents World Premiere of 'Five'
'Five' is a collaborative work by Ruben Graciani and Kiesha Lalama, Feb. 5-14 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
2/1/2016 Alumna, Professor Serve on Disaster Medical Team During State of the Union
Public administration grad Kate Jones and Robert Skertich, Ph.D., were ready to respond to an emergency during the latest State of the Union address.
1/29/2016 Faculty Profile: Jessica McCort, Ph.D., Fosters a Love for Writing in Her Composition Classes
Jessica McCort, Ph.D., recently joined Point Park as an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric as well as coordinator of the University's Writing Intensive Program.
1/28/2016 Professor in National Publications Psychology Today and Mad in America
Sharna Olfman, Ph.D., discusses child mental health controversies and the epigenetic origins of schizophrenia.
1/27/2016 Criminal Justice Grad Appointed Compliance Manager for Virtual Health Care System MDLIVE
Meet JoAnn McDaniel-Chinn, 2013 M.S. in criminal justice administration and 2010 B.S. in criminal justice alumna.
1/27/2016 Public Relations and Advertising Major Abbey Newhouse Interns at Pittsburgh Film Office
At the Pittsburgh Film Office, Newhouse was responsible for a broad range of duties, including outreach to local businesses and social media.
1/26/2016 New Accounting Instructor Shares His Life Experiences as a Refugee With Students
Meet Ishwari Subedi, M.Com., M.Acc., full-time instructor of accounting in the School of Business.
1/26/2016 Students Encouraged at Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon to Pave the Way for Social Justice
Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. encouraged students to lead change and strive for social justice.
1/25/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Kyle Anthony, Broadcast Reporting Major
Learn what Broadcast Reporting major Kyle Anthony love about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
1/25/2016 Faculty Member Brings 25 Years of Criminal Investigation Experience Into the Classroom
Meet Andrew Richards, M.A., full-time instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies.
1/25/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Patrick Mulvihill, D.Ed., Visiting Assistant Professor of Business
Before joining Point Park, Mulvihill was an academic advisor for South University, a technical specialist for PNC Bank and a product coordinator for Fisher Scientific.
1/25/2016 Point Park selects John H. Pearson, Ph.D., as next provost
John H. Pearson, Ph.D., has been named provost of Point Park University after a nationwide search that elicited a number of well-qualified candidates.
1/22/2016 Cinema Alumnus Alex Tracy is an Associate Producer at Method Studios in New York City
"I began producing films for Point Park during my first year in the program. That prepared me more than anything," said Tracy.
1/18/2016 Meet Joseph DeFazio, CRPC, Ph.D., School of Business Instructor and Financial Planner
Joseph DeFazio, CRPC, Ph.D., who recently joined the School of Business faculty, brings his expertise in the finance industry to Point Park's classrooms.
1/12/2016 Internship Leads to Full-Time Job at Post-Gazette for 2014 Alumnus Andrew Goldstein
After six months of his internship, a full-time staff writer position became available and Goldstein landed the job.
1/12/2016 Students Connect with Employers for Internships, Jobs at Baseball Winter Meetings
Held in Nashville, Tenn., students attended a job fair with employers seeking interns, part-time and full-time employees for more than 400 positions.
1/11/2016 Catalysts for Change: M.A. Leadership Students Create Workshops to Improve Communities
To create positive change, School of Business Associate Professor Helena Knorr, Ph.D., believes class projects should extend beyond the classroom and into the community.
1/11/2016 Leadership Professor Selected by Euroleague Basketball to Teach Yoga to Youth in Spain
Helena Knorr, Ph.D., recently participated in Euroleague Basketball’s corporate social responsibility program.
1/8/2016 2014 Broadcasting Alumna Elena LaQuatra is WTAE's 4 the 412 Host and Miss Pennsylvania USA
"What I loved the most was that all of my professors were able to provide real-life advice from their careers," said LaQuatra.
1/8/2016 Meet Brendan Mullan, Ph.D., Astrophysicist and Assistant Professor of Physics at Point Park
Mullan is an internationally respected astrophysicist, science communicator and education program developer and director.
1/8/2016 Point Park adding competitive cheer and dance teams for fall 2016
Cheer, dance teams will compete as an invitational sport in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
1/7/2016 Ed.D. Student is Director of Innovation for Montour School District
Justin Aglio, director of innovation for Montour School District, is pursuing his Ed.D. in leadership and administration from Point Park.
1/4/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alexis Sherman, Legal Studies Major
Learn what legal studies major Alexis Sherman loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
12/24/2015 Point Park University closed for holiday break
University offices closed noon, Dec. 24 - Jan. 3, 2016. Offices reopen Jan. 4.
12/23/2015 Students Train with Industry Professionals to Stage Contemporary Choreographers
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Ori Flomin, Jessica Hendricks & Septime Webre.
12/22/2015 People of Point Park: Shayna Mendez, '16 Sees the World Through Her Lens
Junior photojournalism student Shayna Mendez, '16 hopes to tell stories and inspire compassion through her photos.
12/22/2015 People of Point Park: Sierra Zellmer, '18, found her artistic family in COPA
Musical theater student, Sierra Zellmer, '18 attributes much of her success and passion to the supportive family atmosphere within the Conservatory of Performing Arts.
12/22/2015 Transfer Student Designs Wigs, Makeup, Special Effects Prosthetics for 'Into the Woods'
"I really do love everything about being a design major at Point Park; every day excites me! Being able to put what is in my head into an actual performance is both unreal and fascinating to me," said Dilla.
12/21/2015 Graduate Students Present Research on Complex Issues in the Criminal Justice System
Students in the M.S. in criminal justice administration program presented research on a variety of topics, from prisoner recidivism and human trafficking to the debates surrounding police body cameras and the USA Patriot Act.
12/21/2015 People of Point Park: Josh Croup, '18 Is Calling It Like It Is
Broadcast Journalism major Josh Croup, '18 has been pursuing a career in sports broadcasting since his days in little league.
12/21/2015 WPPJ Nominated for College Broadcast Awards
Students earned three nominations for ceremony in March.
12/18/2015 Internship and hard work advance alumna’s career to promotions manager for CBS Radio
2010 alumna Kayla Seybert is the promotions manager for Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
12/18/2015 Market Developer in Saudi Arabia is a Point Park M.B.A. and B.S. in Business Management Graduate
Meet Yasmin Elgendy, a native of Egypt and a 2013 business management and 2015 M.B.A. in global management and administration alumna.
12/17/2015 Meet M.B.A./M.A. Student Stephanie Mueller, Winner of Ethical Leadership Essay Competition
Mueller is pursuing an M.B.A. and an M.A. in media communication with a public relations and advertising management concentration.
12/16/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Emily Madden, Civil Engineering Technology Major
Learn what civil engineering technology major Emily Madden loves about living and learning in Downtowon Pittsburgh.
12/15/2015 Point Park M.B.A. Program to Offer Concentration in the Energy Industry
Classes are tailored for professionals in all areas of the energy industry striving to advance their careers as well as those looking to work in the field.
12/15/2015 Strategic Planning and Marketing Research Classes Develop IMC Plan for Harmony Weavers
"My favorite part of my Point Park experience is the hands-on experience I've had preparing a marketing plan, conducting market research and creating a logo," said student Deanna Elliott.
12/15/2015 Strategic Planning and Marketing Research Classes Develop IMC Plan for Harmony Weavers
"My favorite part of my Point Park experience is the hands-on experience I've had preparing a marketing plan, conducting market research and creating a logo," said student Deanna Elliott.
12/14/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ryan Bitzer, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major
Learn what sports, arts and etnertainment major Ryan Bitzer loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
12/11/2015 Criminal Justice and Intelligence Majors Help Soldiers with Outdoor Training Exercise
Students in the criminal justice and intelligence and national security programs helped soldiers of the 303rd Psychological Operations Unit of the U.S. Army Reserves in a training exercise Nov. 21.
12/10/2015 'Our Lady of 121st Street' Features Lighting Design by Theatre Production Major Joshua Ice
"It is my job to portray the mood captured in the text into atmosphere that the actors can play with," said Ice. Read more about his role and Point Park experience in the Q&A.
12/9/2015 M.B.A. Students Write Essays on Ethical Leaders They Admire, Finalists Present at Annual Event
Stephanie Mueller won the 2015 Ethical Leadership Essay Writers Forum with her presentation on Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam’s Club.
12/8/2015 Internship Profile: Kariann Mano, Marketing and Community Affairs, Carnegie Science Center
"At my internship, I’m usually working on writing a news release, checking social media or working on market research," said Mano.
12/8/2015 SAEM Students Assist with WWE Monday Night Raw at CONSOL Energy Center
Sports, arts and entertainment management students assisted backstage and attended the live WWE Monday Night Raw show at CONSOL Energy Center Nov. 30.
12/7/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Derek Vargo, Civil Engineering Technology Major
Learn what Civil Engineering Technology major Derek Vargo loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
12/7/2015 Criminal Justice Administration and English Alumnus is a Leader in Behavioral Health Care
Meet Rick Moody, clinical outpatient supervisor for Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health/Trinity Healthcare.
12/7/2015 People of Point Park: Professor Christal Chaney is still on her educational journey
Education Professor gleans inspiration from everywhere and aims to share her passion for education with the future teachers of the world.
12/3/2015 Bill Hillgrove, Greg Brown, Paul Steigerwald Lead 'Voices of Pittsburgh Sports' at Point Park
Veteran Pittsburgh play-by-play broadcasters told stories from their careers and offered advice to students.
12/3/2015 Confluence Psychology Alliance Spreads Awareness about Homelessness in Pittsburgh
Confluence Psychology Alliance held a donation kick-off party Nov. 17 to collect coats, blankets, hygiene products and more for Operation Safety Net.
12/3/2015 Public Relations and Advertising Students Attend PRSSA Conference in Atlanta
Students networked with industry professionals, learned about PR case studies and strategies, and visited the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola.
12/2/2015 Russia Native Chose Point Park M.B.A. Program From Abroad, Now Working in Pittsburgh
Meet Daria Opekunova, international M.B.A. alumna and staffing manager for Robert Half International.
12/1/2015 Dance and SAEM Programs Help 2015 Alumna to Land Role as a Company Dancer
Meet Christina Cairns, a 2015 graduate of Point Park's dance and sports, arts and entertainment management programs.
12/1/2015 People of Point Park: Chereese Langley, '18 is Running Towards Her Future
Point Park's new heptathlete will utilize the discipline and work ethic she learned from her family and her Army unit to achieve success.
12/1/2015 SAEM and Dance Programs Help 2015 Alumna Land Role as a Company Dancer
Meet Christina Cairns, a 2015 graduate of the Point Park's sports, arts and entertainment and dance degree programs.
12/1/2015 World Cultures Dance Week Exposes Students to a Variety of Styles and Techniques
Irish Step Dancing, West African Drumming, Buddhist Meditation, Salsa and more were taught during the week.
11/30/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alexa Xenakis, Accounting Major
Learn what accounting major Alexa Xenakis loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
11/24/2015 Author and Photojournalist Alysia Burton Steele Discusses 'Delta Jewels' at Point Park
Steele came to Point Park to present photographic, auditory and documentary works from her project 'Delta Jewels.'
11/24/2015 Telling Stories and Changing Lives Theme of Fall 2015 High School Media Day
More than 180 high school students and their teachers learned the elements of storytelling during at High School Media Day. Check out photos, a video and feedback from students and teachers.
11/23/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alex Vaughn, Mechanical Engineering Technology Major
Learn what Mechanical Engineering Technology major Alex Vaughn loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
11/23/2015 Students on break for Thanksgiving; University offices closed Nov. 26-27
Classes resume and University offices reopen on Monday, Nov. 30.
11/23/2015 Veteran, SAEM Major John Kono Rushlander Selected as Pioneer Records’ Next Artist
Rushlander is the second musician to be selected for Point Park’s record label, Pioneer Records, which is housed at Red Caiman Studios in Pittsburgh.
11/19/2015 Freshman Dance Majors Perform at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Anniversary Gala
Six weeks into their first semester, 60 freshman dance majors performed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
11/19/2015 M.B.A. Classes Prepared Manager to Effectively Communicate with IABC Members Globally
Meet Micayla Felicion-Davin, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna and chapter relations manager for the International Association of Business Communicators.
11/18/2015 Point Park's Family Weekend draws a crowd to campus, Pittsburgh for weekend of fun
This year's Family Weekend drew nearly 500 family members to Point Park from across Pennsylvania and as far away as Texas, Florida, and Illinois.
11/18/2015 SAEM Class Working with Feld Entertainment Director to Market Upcoming Monster Jam
Students in Assistant Professor Paige Beal’s SAEM Marketing and Promotions class are gaining hands-on experience creating marketing plans for this upcoming event.
11/17/2015 Accounting Students Earn Second and Third Place at Case Study Competition
Professor Gilfillan's auditing class earned top spots in the PIIA/PICPA Case Study Competition at Maher Duessel.
11/16/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Elena Mroczkowski, Funeral Service Major
Learn what funeral service major Elena Mroczkowski loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
11/13/2015 Engineering Technology Classes Prepared 2015 Graduate to Work With Nuclear Submarines
Meet Chad Anderson, an electrical engineering technology alumnus and engineer for General Dynamics Electric Boat.
11/13/2015 People of Point Park: Professor Andrew Conte; Good reporting takes love
The recipe for success in journalism is patience, hard work, and love.
11/12/2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Execs Offer SAEM Students Advice on Internships, Networking, Careers
Pittsburgh Pirates leading media, marketing and sales executives led a symposium Oct. 27 at PNC Park.
11/11/2015 M.A. Psychology Grad, Ph.D. Student Embraces Her Role Helping Girls Take Control of Their Sexual Health
Meet Leatra Tate, Girl Talk Project coordinator for the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.
11/11/2015 On Veterans Day, Point Park gives thanks to those who have served
"Thank you for your service," Rep. Jake Wheatley, guest speaker, told veterans, including students, faculty and staff, who attended the ceremony in Village Park.
11/10/2015 2014 Accounting Alumna Investigates IRS Fraud as Auditor for U.S. Treasury Inspector General
Meet Paige Krivda, 2014 accounting alumna and auditor for the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
11/10/2015 Entire Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's 'Altar Boyz' Features Point Park Students and Alumni
“Working with Point Park alumni and another current student is a dream come true,” said Mason Alexander Park, a B.A. in theatre student.
11/9/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Balint Oltvai, Cinema Production Major
Learn what cinema production major Balint Oltvai loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
11/5/2015 Allderdice High School Students Process Mock Death Scenes at Point Park’s CSI House
The high school students processed three different death scenes set up by Point Park forensic science students.
11/5/2015 Students Perform for Renowned Composer Stephen Flaherty at Pittsburgh Playhouse
"Singing in front of Stephen Flaherty was a dream. It was amazing to receive feedback from the man who composed what I was singing," said musical theatre major Jasmine Overbaugh.
11/4/2015 Creative Writing Alumna, West Coast Native is the Lifestyle Editor for LOCALpittsburgh
Meet Julianna Bagwell, a 2013 creative writing/English alumna and lifestyle editor for LOCALpittsburgh.
11/4/2015 People of Point Park: Rosanna Perotti, '82; Journalism and Politics Do Mix
Rosanna Perotti, '82 turned her background in daily journalism into a career in political science
11/2/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ali Geroche, Dance Major
Learn what dance major Ali Geroche loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
11/2/2015 Cinema Major Expands Professional Network, Gains Experience at International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival is a cinematic spectacle saturated with collaboration, entertainment and the love of cinema.
11/2/2015 Row House Cinema to Showcase Student Films
Students’ short films screen at 7 and 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 6. Tickets are $5.
10/29/2015 Pittsburgh Marketing Professionals Give Business Students Career Insight and Advice
Five Pittsburgh marketing management professionals led a panel discussion about careers in Chris Lovett’s Advanced Marketing Management class Oct. 23.
10/27/2015 Professor Mulvihill Serves as Panelist at Pittsburgh Leadership Conference
Patrick Mulvihill led panel discussions on "Prepping for a Position of Power" and "Smart People Take Smart Risks."
10/26/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Janelle DeChancie, Cinema Production Major
Learn what cinema production major Janelle DeChancie loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
10/26/2015 Business Faculty Present International, Health Care Research at Conference
Professors Archish and Gita Maharaja presented their research at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology meeting.
10/22/2015 Graduate students and faculty present research at Penn State York
Six students presented competitive research papers and posters that stemmed from class projects.
10/22/2015 Jewish Healthcare Fellowship Helps M.B.A. Student Expand Knowledge of Health Policy
Meet Monet R. Miller, a Point Park M.B.A. student who recently completed a fellowship with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
10/21/2015 Point Park University announces new Center for Media Innovation
Floor-to-ceiling glass walls, flat-screen televisions and a digital ticker will offer a New York City-style media hub where passersby can be entertained and informed as students learn their craft.
10/21/2015 SAEM Professor Serves as Panelist at Marketing Conference in Puerto Rico
Paige Beal, M.B.A., discussed the importance of rebranding sales as business development to enhance an organization's reputation.
10/20/2015 2015 Grad Combines Education, Business Studies for Rewarding Career in Financial Services
Meet Katelyn Cordido Reese, an instructional studies alumna and financial professional/agent for New York Life.
10/20/2015 Physics Professor Lectures on Benefits of Universe's Shortcomings
Brendan Mullan, Ph.D., presented "Everything in the Universe is Terrible: Here's Why That's Awesome," Oct. 16 at the Allegheny Observatory.
10/19/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Madison Krupp, Journalism Major
Learn what journalism major Madison Krupp loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
10/19/2015 Center for Sports Media Connects Point Park Students with Leading Sports Executives
Fall 2015 lineup featured Leah Brown and Alan Mason (Bright House Networks), and M.B.A. alumna Krystin Roczko (Reebok-CCM Hockey).
10/19/2015 People of Point Park: Kevin Kauffman, '09 - Making movies in L.A.
Kevin Kauffman, '09 on producing films, life in LA, and life-long learning
10/16/2015 Career fair lets students connect with employers for internships, jobs
Point Park's annual career event drew more than 100 employers to campus to meet with students and alumni.
10/14/2015 Alumnus, Graduate Student Lands Dream Job as an English/Special Education Teacher
Meet Robert Michael, a 2014 secondary education English alumnus, curriculum and instruction graduate student and English/special education teacher at Moon Area High School.
10/14/2015 Professor Presents Psychology Research on "Living the Good Life"
Brent Robbins, Ph.D., presented his research on positive psychology at the American Psychological Association's 2015 convention in Toronto, Canada.
10/13/2015 Ethical Leadership Essay Writers Forum for Graduate Students Nov. 13
As part of the Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Speaker Series, students will will compete for $500 in an essay writers forum.
10/12/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Christine Manganas, Journalism Major
10/9/2015 Criminal Justice Professor and Alumnus Brings 40 Years of Legal Experience to the Classroom
Meet Richard Linzer, J.D., interim director of the Master of Science in criminal justice administration program and visiting associate professor.
10/8/2015 M.B.A. 2015 Grad, Gatesman+ Dave Assistant Media Buyer Discusses Why She Chose Point Park
Meet Kendra Reith, a 2015 M.B.A. alumna and assistant media buyer at Gatesman+Dave in Pittsburgh.
10/6/2015 2013 Alumna Celina Pompeani Wins Emmy
Pompeani, 23, is one of the youngest in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter to receive an Emmy.
10/6/2015 M.B.A. Alumni Profile: Robert Toth, Associate Lawyer for K&L Gates in Downtown Pittsburgh
Meet Robert Toth, a 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and associate lawyer for K&L Gates in Downtown Pittsburgh.
10/5/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Wesley Ehle, Acting Major
Learn what acting major Wesley Ehle loves about living and learning in Downtown PIttsburgh.
10/2/2015 People of Point Park: Peter Wentzel, '81 goes from dance to finance
Point Park alumnus, Peter Wentzel, '81, turned a degree in dance into a career in production finance for television and film.
9/30/2015 Abby Mathieu Lands Job as Public Relations Manager at Blender, Inc.
The 2014 alumna is responsible for any public relations inquiries, press releases, media advisories and pitches.
9/30/2015 Alumnae Manage Public Relations and Advertising and Social Media at Blender, Inc.
School of Communication alumnae Abby Mathieu and Katy Albert detail their Point Park experience and current careers.
9/30/2015 Internship Leads to Full-Time Job at Blender, Inc. for Alumna Katy Albert
"As a social media manager, I am the connection between a brand or company and their digital audience," said Albert.
9/29/2015 Alumna and U.S. Field Marketing Manager for Reebok-CCM Hockey Hosts On-Campus Event
Roczko will return to campus Oct. 8 to speak to students about her career at a workshop hosted by The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing.
9/29/2015 M.B.A. Alumna Krystin Roczko is the U.S. Field Marketing Manager for Reebok-CCM Hockey
Roczko will return to campus Oct. 8 to speak to students about her career at a workshop hosted by The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing.
9/29/2015 Point Park Police Named to Safe Campus 2016 Top 25 List
The department was recognized for its accomplishments in improving University campus safety this past year.
9/29/2015 Public Administration Instructor Receives 2015 Firefighter Hero Award
Thomas Cook, assistant chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, was honored by the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
9/28/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Thria Devlin, Broadcast Reporting Major
Learn what broadcasting major Thria Devlin loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
9/28/2015 People of Point Park: Annamarie Lang, '89, and her path from varsity basketball to the executive boardroom
As a senior consultant, Annamarie Lang, '89 travels the world coaching executives and helping leaders to become more successful.
9/25/2015 Students Gain Workplace Experience, Make Industry Connections During Summer Internships
Point Park students interned for Ernst & Young, Prudential, WQED, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Riverhounds and more.
9/25/2015 Students, Faculty Spend Two Weeks In Prague at The World Exhibition of Theatre Design
Michael Essad, Stephanie Mayer-Staley, Tucker Topel and Claire Daniels attended The Prague Quadrennial.
9/24/2015 Fall 2015 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Check out the latest edition of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
9/23/2015 Award-Winning Marketing Specialist for the Rivers Casino is an SAEM Alumnus
Meet Robby Bell, a 2010 sports, arts and entertainment management alumnus who transferred to Point Park.
9/23/2015 Point Park, USW announce tentative deal for part-time faculty
If ratified, the agreement provides significant wage increases, improved job security.
9/22/2015 Dance Student Christian Warner Awarded Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship
"I am grateful for having come to Point Park. All of the experiences that I have had, good and bad, have taught me so many lessons that I am eternally grateful for," said Warner.
9/22/2015 Musical Theatre Major Studies Shakespeare at London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
Jennifer Arfsten had the unique opportunity to study Shakespeare at one of the premiere performing arts conservatories in London.
9/21/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alexa Kennedy, Creative Writing and English Major
Learn what creative writing and english major Alexa Kennedy loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
9/18/2015 SAEM Alumna Becomes Box Office Supervisor for World Cafe Live in Philadelphia
Meet Lauren Kachmar, 2011 SAEM alumna and box office supervisor for World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
9/16/2015 Point Park Professor Selected as Business Communicator of the Year
Elaine Luther, D.Sc., has won IABC/Pittsburgh’s 2015 Business Communicator of the Year Award.
9/15/2015 Dance Alumnus Joshua Manculich Honored With Princess Grace Award
Joshua Manculich is the third Point Park grad to receive the Princess Grace Award.
9/15/2015 M.F.A. Students Explore Creativity and Dramatic Storytelling During Low-Residency Program
"I like the flexibility of the program and have really enjoyed the residencies. I've learned about myself, my writing and the real difference between a single story script and a pilot," said student Shirley Felder.
9/14/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Business Management Major Christian Moore
Learn what business management major Christian Moore loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
9/10/2015 Easier process for Community College of Beaver County students to continue at Point Park
New agreements streamline the path for CCBC students to pursue any of more than 80 undergraduate programs offered at Point Park.
9/10/2015 M.B.A. Alumnus Daniel Komara Promoted to Vice President at The Bank of New York Mellon
Meet Daniel Komara, a 2011 M.B.A. alumnus and vice president at BNY Mellon.
9/9/2015 Point Park University adopting test optional admission policy
New policy applies to full-time, first-year students entering for fall 2016.
9/8/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Broadcast Reporting Major Blaine King
Learn what broadcast reporting major Blaine King loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
9/8/2015 Forest Hills School District Dean of Students, Librarian Pursuing Ed.D. at Point Park
Meet Laura Miller, Ed.D. in leadership and administration student at Point Park and dean of students and librarian for Forest Hills School District.
9/8/2015 Point Park students meet Vice President Joe Biden at Labor Day parade in Downtown Pittsburgh
Soccer players players got a great spot for a photo with the VP.
9/3/2015 Alumni Profile: Meet Rebecca Kuzar, Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial
2009 alumna is responsible for the marketing initiatives of the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial.
9/2/2015 Psychology Transfer Student Gains Various Data, Contracts Experience Interning for GNC
Meet Brian Smith, a senior psychology major and transfer student interning for GNC in Downtown Pittsburgh.
9/2/2015 Transfer Student Gains Writing, Editing Experience During Internship at Tribune-Review
"I want to be a storyteller. I have always loved telling and listening to stories and that's why I love journalism," said Phillip Poupore, journalism major.
9/1/2015 Convocation Speakers Welcome, Inspire Point Park University Class of 2019 to Make Connections
Freshmen and transfer students kicked off the beginning of their academic journey at Point Park by attending the University’s annual Convocation ceremony at the Sheraton Station Square.
9/1/2015 Professor Weighs in on Technology in University-Community Partnerships
Tatyana Dumova's work is published in the book "Community Engagement in Higher Education."
8/31/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Public Relations and Advertising Major Emmiley Stern
Learn what public relations and advertising major Emmiley Stern
8/31/2015 Conservatory Dance Company 2015-2016 lineup
The Student Choreography Project kicks off the season, Oct. 1-3.
8/28/2015 SAEM Majors Gain Event Management Experience Interning for Live Nation
These students describe their experiences interning for Live Nation, how their SAEM classes prepared them, why they chose Point Park and their goals for the fall semester.
8/26/2015 Information Technology 2015 Alumna Hired by Business Instructor Upon Graduation
Erika Jones landed the position of compliance analyst with ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange.
8/26/2015 Point Park Welcomes 18 New Full-Time Faculty
New faculty bring industry expertise and real-world experience into the classes they teach.
8/24/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Musical Theatre Major Zane Wagner
Learn what musical theatre major Zane Wagner loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
8/24/2015 Professor Presents at Ecological Society of America Conference
Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., discussed research he conducted on plant succession in a restored floodplain wetland.
8/24/2015 SAEM 2015 Grad, Transfer Student Working for the Warhol Museum and Peony Entertainment
Meet Christine Schell, a 2015 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna and special events and social media associate.
8/21/2015 Her Campus Point Park Provides Real-World Experience, Networking Opportunities for Students
Students and an alumna networked with media professionals at the annual Her Conference in New York City, July 25-26. The conference is hosted by Her Campus, a worldwide online community for college women.
8/21/2015 Point Park News Service Welcomes Jennifer Steil
Award-winning author and journalist presents "How to tell a story people will believe," Aug. 27 at 3 p.m.
8/20/2015 Education Student Scores in Top 15 Percent on Praxis Exam, Tutors Youth in Pittsburgh
Meet Andrew Rauluk, a post-baccalaureate in secondary education biological sciences student at Point Park and volunteer for the Neighborhood Learning Alliance.
8/19/2015 Career Development Center Helps Business Transfer Student Land Prudential Internship
Meet Ben Katz, a senior business management student and financial professional associate intern for Prudential.
8/18/2015 New Civil Engineering Technology Grad Lands Position with Consulting Engineering Firm
Meet Colston Cooper, a 2015 civil engineering technology graduate and engineering technician for Murray Associates.
8/17/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Musical Theatre Major Davion Heron
Learn what musical theater major Davion Heron loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh,
8/17/2015 Point Park Experience Prepares Broadcast Student to Succeed at WQED Internship
Meet Aubrey Henken, a junior double majoring in broadcast reporting and broadcast production and media management.
8/14/2015 Internship Leads to Full-Time Accounting Position at Schneider Downs for 2014 Alumna
Meet Jessica Calzi, a staff accountant who earned a B.S. in accounting and B.F.A. in dance in 2014.
8/13/2015 CSI Camp Brings in High School Students From Across the Nation to Point Park’s Campus
Students engaged in a variety of mock forensic science work such as processing the crime scene house on campus and conducting labs on blood splatter, fingerprinting, hair analysis and impression evidence.
8/12/2015 Helen Fallon Brings More than 20 Years of Real-World Experience to Journalism Program
Fallon is a part-time copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and teaches journalism classes at Point Park. Watch her video to learn more.
8/12/2015 Public Administration Student, Faculty Lead Firefighter Training
Tony Zoroya, Robert Skertich and Thomas Cook led a training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy.
8/10/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Cinema Production Major Luke Griffo
Learn what cinema production major Luke Griffo loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
8/10/2015 Faculty Profile: Sharna Olfman, Ph.D., Psychologist and Professor of Psychology
Olfman is a professor of psychology at Point Park and a private practice psychologist.
8/5/2015 Alumna Justine Coyne covers key industries for Pittsburgh Business Times
At Point Park, Coyne earned a B.A. in photojournalism in 2009 and an M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2012.
8/5/2015 SAEM High School Workshop Takes Students on Backstage Tour of Benedum Center, Stage AE
The July 21-23 SAEM workshop covered sports and entertainment law, the live entertainment business, venue and facility management, public relations and marketing, performing arts management and more.
8/3/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Public Relations and Advertising Major Annalee Tomak
Learn what senior public relations and advertising major AnnaLee Tomak loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
7/31/2015 Brittany Lauffer Gains Interviewing and Reporting Experience as KDKA-TV News Intern
"I knew I wanted an internship in news because I was extremely unsure if that was the path I wanted to pursue. I looked at the three major news stations in Pittsburgh and saw the internship program at KDKA," said Lauffer.
7/27/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Dance Major Andrew McShea
Learn what dance major Andrew McShea loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh
7/24/2015 Steve Hallock Authors 'Justice Delayed'
The book is a true saga of crime, its investigation and trial, and of the effects of a murder in Monaca, Pa.
7/23/2015 High School Students Learn the Elements of Storytelling at Screenwriting Camp
"I learned how to enjoy the experience of writing and it's so much fun. I'm leaving this camp with two scripts to add to my portfolio," said Jonah Krause, a junior from Pine-Richland High School.
7/22/2015 Accounting Major Scores Summer Internship With Big Four Audit Firm Ernst & Young
Junior accounting major Destiny Medina is interning this summer for Ernst & Young.
7/21/2015 Students Meet Warped Tour Founder, Work at Shania Twain Concert
SAEM students went backstage of the Warped Tour and worked at the Shania Twain, Smokey Robinson and Barbershop Quartet concerts.
7/20/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet English/Creative Writing Major Jake Owens
Learn what English/Creative Writing major Jake Owens loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
7/16/2015 M.B.A. Alumna, Kazakhstan Native Inspired by Professor to Pursue C.F.E. and C.P.A. Licenses
Meet Gulsara Shingozhina, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna and ISS specialist for the Bank of New York Mellon.
7/16/2015 Photography Major Liz Berie Lands Internship at Pittsburgh Riverhounds
"I've had my photos published on the team's website and other sports websites. It's pretty exciting to see my work published," Berie said.
7/15/2015 High School STEM Students Visit Point Park's CSI House, Learn About Forensic Science Careers
Point Park's forensic science program and CSI House were part of a July 8 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Careers Tour for high school students.
7/14/2015 Public Administration Professor Leads Disaster Preparedness Training
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., recently served as an incident commander at a Center for Domestic Preparedness bioterrorism training in Anniston, Ala.
7/13/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Journalism Major Jon Andreassi
Learn what senior journalism major Jon Andreassi loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
7/13/2015 SAEM Alumna Graduated with E-Commerce Position Lined Up at Dick's Sporting Goods
Meet Victoria Blackburn, a 2015 SAEM alumna and e-commerce content coordinator for Dick's Sporting Goods.
7/10/2015 Broadcast Majors Gain Real-World Experience During Internship at Washington Wild Things
Blaine King and Don Noel Ranasinghe describe how this internship is providing real-world experience and helping them reach their career goals.
7/10/2015 Faculty Q&A: Meet Ruben Graciani, Chair and Associate Professor of Dance
"I love the energy when I come to work, not just from the students, but also from the city. It's really encouraging," Graciani said. Watch his video to learn more.
7/9/2015 Creative Writing 2015 Graduate Offered Full-Time Position Right After Graduating
Meet Haleigh Kopinski, a 2015 Creative Writing/English alumna and e-commerce content coordinator for Dick's Sporting Goods.
7/9/2015 SAEM Student Lands Special Events Internship with Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Meet Colten Gill, junior SAEM student and summer intern for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
7/8/2015 High School Students Visit Point Park for Summer Media Workshops
Students learned about interviewing, writing and editing, and networked with professionals from the Tribune-Review, Consol Energy Center and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
7/8/2015 Point Park Offering Region's First Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Community Engagement Program
The 54-credit doctoral program can be completed in three years (less if post-masters credits are transferred in), attending class one night per week.
7/6/2015 High School Students Spend Week at Point Park Learning About the Accounting Profession
Point Park University’s Third Annual Accounting Career Awareness Program welcomed high school students to campus June 21-26.
7/2/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Journalism Major Kristin Snapp
Learn what junior journalism major Kristin Snapp loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
6/29/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Acting Major Eva Espey
Learn what acting major Eva Espey loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
6/29/2015 Conservatory Theatre Company Announces New Season
Into the Woods, The Wild Duck, The Bluest Eye and more this season at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
6/24/2015 Business Management, M.B.A. International Alumnus is an Analyst for UPMC Health Plan
Meet Kazoza Mazzuki, a native of Tanzania who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from Point Park in 2012 and 2014.
6/24/2015 International Media Class Travels to Spain and Portugal
Students examined media and culture in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon, May 11-23.
6/22/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Psychology Major Emily Jamison
Learn what Psychology major Emily Jamison loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
6/19/2015 2015-2016 REP season announced
The season runs Sept. 4 through April 24 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
6/18/2015 Accounting and Dance Double Major Studies Abroad at American University of Rome
Student Julia Grubbs talks about her experience studying abroad and why she recommends Point Park's accounting and dance programs.
6/18/2015 Broadcast Reporting Alumna Lindsey Watson is an Anchor/Producer at WDTV
"Living in Downtown Pittsburgh and being so close to three award-winning television stations influenced my decision to come to Point Park," said Watson, who earned a B.A. in broadcast reporting in 2013.
6/18/2015 Dance and Accounting Double Major Studies Abroad at American University of Rome
Student Julia Grubbs talks about her experience studying abroad and why she recommends Point Park's dance and accounting programs.
6/17/2015 2013 Alumna Nicole Soriano Lands Leading Role in Berenstain Bears Live! The Musical
Soriano earned a B.F.A. in musical theatre and credits her Point Park experience for helping her find success in her career.
6/17/2015 On-Site M.B.A. Grad, GAI Senior Director Gains Broader Perspective on Business With Degree
Meet Jeanne Cotter, senior director of quality at GAI Consultants and a 2015 on-site M.B.A. program alumna.
6/16/2015 2015 Cinema Grad's Photo Series 'Perception of Complexion' Gains National Attention
Brown created a stark series of photos that feature classic police mug shots of several of his fellow Point Park classmates.
6/16/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Robin Walsh, Associate Professor of Theatre
Associate Professor Robin Walsh studied Acting at Point Park University and West Virginia University — earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. Her regional acting career is ongoing and helps keep her fresh as a teacher.
6/15/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Cinema Production Major Bethany Barich
Learn what Cinema Production major Bethany Barich loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
6/15/2015 SAEM Alumna, WQED Senior Account Executive Discusses Why She Transferred to Point Park
Melissa Redman earned a B.S. in sports, arts and entertainment management in 2008 and was a member of the Point Park women's soccer team.
6/10/2015 High School Students Visit Point Park for Black Men Teaching Conference
The conference addressed the need for more black male teachers in America’s schools.
6/9/2015 M.A. Alumni Profile: Meet Sarah Kastelic, Communications Specialist, UPMC
"My Point Park University experience was invaluable to my professional career. I was able to take what I learned in class and apply it to my work almost immediately after starting the program," said Kastelic.
6/8/2015 Marketing Internship Leads to Full-Time Position at PNC for Veteran, Business Grad
Meet Brandon Marsico, a Veteran and 2014 business management alumnus.
6/5/2015 2015 Cinema Production Grad Interns at Cannes Film Festival, Makes Industry Connections
Meet Lexx Truss, a 2015 cinema production graduate.
6/5/2015 Alumni Profile: Meet Chris Hoffman, Multimedia Journalist at WCTI-TV
"The education I received at Point Park prepared me very well for my job," said Hoffman.
6/5/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Jack Allison, Theatre
Jack Allison has directed at most of the major regional theatres in the United States, Canada and Europe. He has staged acclaimed productions in New York and has received prestigious awards for his direction.
6/5/2015 Point Park hosts 2016 National High School Dance Festival
1,200 student dancers from around the world visit campus, March 3-6, 2016.
6/4/2015 Accounting Grad, Veteran Reaches Career Goal While Raising a Family and Working Full Time
Meet Khouanchay (Kay) Krueger, a 2015 accounting graduate and tax staff accountant for Schneider Downs.
6/3/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Acting Major Angela D'Occhio
Learn what acting major Angela D'Occhio loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
6/2/2015 Point Park Experience Helps Recent Graduate Overcome Loss, Balance Academic Success
Recent graduate Kelli Murphy shares her personal story of coping with the death of her mother during her sophomore year.
6/2/2015 Political Science Alumna is an Attorney for the Ohio Board of Regents
Learn how Ashleigh Henry's bachelor's degree from Point Park provided her with the foundation to become an attorney.
6/1/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major Derek Brough
Learn what Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management major Derek Brough loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
6/1/2015 Students: Show Your #PointParkPride for a Chance to Win Concert Tickets!
Are you traveling this summer? Take your Point Park gear along with you and you could win concert tickets and other fun prizes!
5/22/2015 K-12 Principal Certification Grad is Assistant Principal at Woodland Hills High School
Meet Patrick Scott, a 2012 K-12 principal certification alumnus and assistant high school principal for Woodland Hills.
5/21/2015 Spring 2015 issue of The Point magazine now online
This edition features plans for the new Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Point Park rugby club, a Q&A with psychology professor Sharna Olfman and more. Enjoy!
5/18/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ali Chain, Dance Major
Learn what Senior Dance major Ali Chain loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/14/2015 Point Park students give back to Pittsburgh with day of volunteer work
More than 150 students volunteered their time for the fifth annual Pioneer Community Day.
5/13/2015 Point Park to Meet Growing Demand for Health Care Managers With Fully Online M.S. Degree
This health care management program is one of the first of its kind to be offered in the Pittsburgh region this fall.
5/12/2015 Social media post helps 2013 Alumna Shay Myrick land job at Conde Nast in New York City
Public relations and advertising alumna is an advertising coordinator at Conde Nast.
5/11/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Molly Burns, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major
Learn what Senior Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management major Molly Burns loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/11/2015 2015 HHS Symposium Featured Open Mic Reading, Variety of Research Posters and Presentations
Undergraduate students from various majors came together to present at the Sixth Annual Humanities and Human Sciences Symposium April 24.
5/11/2015 Professor and Students Attend Honors Conference
Helen Fallon and students planned and presented at the Northeast Regional Conference.
5/8/2015 AIU Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Point Park during Spring Apprenticeship
During the spring semester, students created posters and videos for the Give Wishes Wings campaign and toured Brunner.
5/8/2015 M.B.A. Alumna, UPMC Supply Chain Analyst Recognized as 2015 Outstanding Grad Student
Meet Lauren Schmitt, a supply chain analyst for UPMC and Point Park's 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student.
5/7/2015 Graduates celebrate accomplishments at Point Park's 55th Annual Commencement
"This is the Super Bowl of your university career, and you’ve already won. Congratulations!" commencement speaker Charlie Batch told the new graduates.
5/7/2015 Intelligence and National Security Graduate is Point Park’s 2015 Outstanding Student Leader
Meet Andrew LeDonne, a recent intelligence and national security alumnus and the 2015 recipient of Point Park's Outstanding Student Leader award.
5/7/2015 SAEM Major Taylor Self Named Point Park’s 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Taylor Self, from Mount Croghan, S.C., is 2015 recipient of the Point Park Alumni Association Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.
5/6/2015 Students' Contributions Honored at Outstanding Student Awards
The event was a celebration of student accomplishments and a bittersweet farewell to the class of 2015.
5/5/2015 Dance Major Performs at Cuba International Dance Competition and Workshop
Sasha Alvarez discusses her experience performing in Cuba and what it's like to be a student at Point Park University.
5/5/2015 Schneider Downs Panelists Discuss Accounting Career Paths with Students
The Student Accounting Association, Alumni Relations and the School of Business recently hosted a networking panel event on campus.
5/5/2015 Student Emily Brak Awarded Women's Press Club Scholarship
"Receiving this award is such an honor. It is amazing to think that I have received an award from an organization that has been around since 1891," said Brak.
5/5/2015 Women in Film and Media Awards Scholarships to Mina Hoffman and Hannah Snyder
After a review by a scholarship committee, Hoffman was selected to receive the Point Park University scholarship ($2,500) and Snyder was selected to receive the Amy Lamb scholarship ($1,000).
5/4/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alex McCanna, Public Relations and Advertising and Broadcasting Double Major
Learn what Sophomore Public Relations and Advertising and Broadcasting double major Alex McCanna loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/4/2015 SAEM Alumna, West Africa Native is a Manager for Marriott International in Chicago
Meet Louise Diallo, a 2009 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna and native of Guinea, West Africa.
5/1/2015 Point Park Celebrates Academic Excellence at 2015 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Photos and reflections from Point Park's Hooding and Degree Conferral ceremony at the Wyndham Grand Hotel.
5/1/2015 Point Park inducts 30 students into honor society
Nominated junior and senior students are selected based on their grade point averages.
4/30/2015 Alumni and student win top prizes at NFFTY
Three short films won audience awards in their categories.
4/29/2015 Bachelor’s Degree from Point Park Helps Alumna Advance Her Engineering Career
Meet Michelle Choo Loeffler, a senior project engineer for Intertek and a 2008 electrical engineering technology alumna.
4/29/2015 Faculty Profile: Robert Meyers, Graphic Design
Meyers earned a B.F.A. in graphic design from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Kent State University.
4/29/2015 International M.B.A. Alumna Promoted to Senior Staff Accountant at Gatesman+Dave
Meet Anna Volkova, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna from Sochi, Russia.
4/27/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Michelle Iglesias, Acting Major
Learn what Sophomore Acting major Michelle Iglesias loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/27/2015 High School Students Explore Probability in Pittsburgh at Point Park's Math Symposium
Twenty-eight students from local high schools engaged in fun, hands-on activities focusing on probability and statistics at the University’s Annual Mathematics Symposium April 10.
4/27/2015 M.A. in Communication Technology adds social media and applied practices concentrations
Create and implement a social media campaign for a real-world client. Explore the role and impact of technology in society. Develop skills to advance your career.
4/27/2015 Pioneer Records Hosts CD Release Party for Student Artist Hannah Jenkins
The first artist featured on Point Park SAEM program's new record label performed live in Village Park April 17.
4/27/2015 Sree Sreenivasan joins Pittsburgh social media leaders to discuss future of digital innovation
Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art gave the keynote presentation, followed by a panel discussion featuring social media leaders in Pittsburgh.
4/24/2015 High School Students Invited to Point Park for 2015 Summer Programs
Check out programs in animation, accounting, forensic science, multimedia and more.
4/24/2015 High School Students Taking SAEM 101 Class Raise Over $43k for Pediatric Cancer Research
The SAEM program offers high school seniors with the opportunity to earn three college credits toward an undergraduate degree at Point Park.
4/24/2015 Resident students tackle tricky questions in The Roommate Game competition
Point Park roommates answered questions to show how well they have come to know each other while living on campus.
4/23/2015 Accounting Major Helps Others With Taxes, Gains Field Experience as VITA Intern
Meet Stephen Pritchard, a senior accounting major and intern for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program of the IRS.
4/22/2015 Meet Sean Elliot Martin, Ph.D., Instructor of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies
Martin was appointed a full-time instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies.
4/20/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Caroline Loeser, Dance Major
Learn what Junior Dance major Caroline Loeser loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/17/2015 High School Students Become Storytellers at School of Communication's Media Day
Students worked under a deadline to create video packages, audio/feature stories, photo slideshows, a public relations plan and more at the spring media day, Pittsburgh Public Art: A Multimedia Storytelling Experience.
4/17/2015 Students Showcase Their Business Knowledge in Chair’s Challenge Case Competition
School of Business students put their accounting, finance, marketing and management knowledge to the test in the inaugural Chair’s Challenge Business Case Competition April 9.
4/16/2015 Steve Tolin Hosts Special Effects and Blood Workshop with Theatre Production Majors
Using household items like corn syrup, chocolate fudge, food coloring and detergent, theatre production majors learned how to make fake blood and wounds.
4/15/2015 Students' Films to Screen at Shot for Shot Festival
Seven of the 10 films screening are created by Point Park students.
4/10/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alicia Green, Journalism Major
Learn what Junior Journalism major Alicia Green loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/10/2015 Psychology Students and Faculty Present Research at Conference in Chicago
Research work was presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology.
4/9/2015 Alumna stage manages 'Endless Lawns' and 'Prussia' at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Madison DeCoske is thrilled to be bringing her professional experience back to Point Park, and credits her experience here with launching her career at an acclaimed theater in New England.
4/9/2015 HHS Symposium April 24 to Feature Expert on Victorian Literature
The symposium will showcase research presentations and poetry, fiction and nonfiction readings from students.
4/9/2015 Intelligence Graduate, U.S. Marine Lands Cyber Intrusion Analyst Position with PNC
Meet Daniel Mikulan, a veteran and 2013 intelligence and national security alumnus.
4/9/2015 SAEM Students Network With Ticketing Industry Professionals at On-Campus Workshop
The sports, arts and entertainment management program at Point Park University hosted a workshop on campus March 25 featuring panelists who work for some of the most popular ticketing outlets and venues in Pittsburgh.
4/8/2015 Charlie Batch to speak at Point Park commencement May 2
Alumna Megs Yunn, founder of Beverly's Birthdays, will speak at graduate hooding April 26.
4/7/2015 Point Park Ed.D. Student, Hill House President and CEO Named a BusinessWomen First Winner
Meet Cheryl Hall-Russell, president and CEO of Hill House Association and Hill House Economic Development Corporation.
4/6/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ryan Eliason, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Major
Learn what junior sports, arts and entertainment management major Ryan Eliason loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/6/2015 Student Hannah Altman Draws National Attention for Photo Series 'And Everything Nice'
Altman posted the project — shot in her dorm room — to her Tumblr account, and within 24 hours it was featured on BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and Cosmopolitan.
4/2/2015 Alumnus Ian Lupo Promoted to Electrical Engineer Upon Graduating from Point Park
Meet Ian Lupo, a 2014 electrical engineering technology alumnus and electrical engineer for Industrial Scientific Corporation.
4/2/2015 Screen Memories exhibit opening in Lawrence Hall Gallery April 17
The exhibit presents works by four Pittsburgh-based artists exploring the complexities of memory.
4/1/2015 Happy April Fools Day!
4/1/2015 M.B.A. Degree Enables Alumnus, Vice President at PNC to Advance as a Strategic Leader
Meet Suresh Chockiah, 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and vice president of strategic services and enterprise architecture for PNC Financial Services.
3/31/2015 Ecology Students Shadow Dinosaur Expert at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Michael Bowen and Matthew Love recently shadowed Matthew Lamanna, Ph.D., assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology, at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
3/31/2015 Internship at Sundance Film Festival Connects Students with Industry Professionals
Three freshmen and two seniors were selected as interns at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
3/31/2015 Students' Short Films to Screen at National Festival
The NFFTY festival runs April 25-28 in Seattle, Wash.
3/27/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Madison Turiczek, Photojournalism Major
Learn what sophomore photojournalism major Madison Turiczek loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/27/2015 2013 M.A./M.B.A. Alumna is Director of Marketing and Development, Life'sWork of Western PA
Tasha Pokrzywa discusses why she chose to attend Point Park for graduate school and her current job responsibilities.
3/27/2015 M.A./M.B.A. Alumna is Director of Marketing and Development, Life'sWork of Western PA
Tasha Pokrzywa discusses why she chose to attend Point Park for graduate school and her current job responsibilities.
3/27/2015 SAEM Students Work at VIP Table for Maroon 5 Concert in Pittsburgh
Four students can now add the experience of working at the concert to their resumes.
3/27/2015 Students enjoy international treats, crafts and Brazilian drum music at spring festival
Point Park's annual Global Festival Celebration brings a colorful, flavorful and energetic event to Lawrence Hall.
3/26/2015 Global Cultural Studies and Psychology Double Major Comes to Point Park from Hawaii
Meet Hana Valle, a junior global cultural studies and psychology major, who recently spoke at the Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium.
3/26/2015 SAEM Senior Discusses Internship with Attack Theatre, Studying Abroad
Meet Töve Johnson, a senior sports, arts and entertainment management major and administrative/project-based intern for Attack Theatre.
3/25/2015 M.B.A. Gives Turkish Alumnus the Skills to Manage Engineering Projects More Effectively
Meet Erdem Kurtmen, 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and special project engineering and project business analyst in Izmir, Turkey.
3/24/2015 Information Technology Major To Focus on Building Skills in Advanced Programming
The re-launched program will focus primarily on helping students build applicable knowledge in advanced programming, big data and business entrepreneurship.
3/23/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Greg Schillinger, Public Relations and Advertising Major
Learn what junior public relations and advertising major Greg Schillinger loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/23/2015 Bestselling Novelist Stewart O’Nan Leads Master Class, Offers Students Writing Advice
“O’Nan is a huge writer, a major presence on the literary scene; but he has a reputation for being kind and generous and deeply loves Pittsburgh,” remarked Karen Dwyer, Ph.D.
3/23/2015 Social Media Workshop featuring Sree Sreenivasan to be streamed live
Following his presentation, Sreenivasan joined Pittsburgh-area social media leaders for a panel discussion on social media strategies.
3/23/2015 Students: Win a Chance to Throw out First Pitch at Pirates Game on April 17!
Share your best shots of the 'Burgh using #PGHisMyCampus March 23 - April 3.
3/20/2015 M.B.A. Alumnus Lands Market Analyst Position at One of the Leading Banks in Mongolia
Meet Munkhdelger Tsedenbal, a 2014 international M.B.A. alumnus from Mongolia and market risk analyst for XacBank.
3/18/2015 M.A. Alumni Profile: Frank Sottile, Marketing Communications Manager, Fourth Economy
"Everyone at Point Park was focused on removing obstacles to help me thrive in my return to school, and everyone I came into contact with from the enrollment staff, my advisor and professors were all genuinely interested in my success," said Sottile.
3/17/2015 Alumna, Teacher Attributes Career Success to Undergrad Education from Point Park
Meet Breigh Svonavec, an education alumna of Point Park and sixth grade teacher for Somerset Area School District.
3/17/2015 M.A. Student Creates Long-Form Work Published by Whirl Magazine and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brandon Gdula published a long-form piece about the financial and personal aspects of fantasy football and an article centering on the ethical dilemma that fantasy football players sometimes experience when drafting players with legal issues.
3/17/2015 Point Park Offers M.A. in Media Communication
Students in the program choose one of three specializations: journalism, PR and advertising or documentary.
3/17/2015 Student Creates PR Campaign for Nonprofit; Credits M.A. Program, Faculty Support
"My public relations campaign project for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy entailed creating a media relations plan for their Gardens and Greenspace program," said Carol Burns.
3/16/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Tyrone Smith, Photojournalism Major
Learn what junior photorjounalism major Tyrone Smith loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/16/2015 Alumna Jessica LaDow is a Partner Operations Manager at Google Pittsburgh
"I was contacted on LinkedIn by a Google recruiter who thought that my experience and skills would make me a good fit for the job," said LaDow.
3/16/2015 For spring break, students volunteer, travel and sightsee in New Orleans, New York City
One group volunteered with Habitat for Humanity near New Orleans, while two other groups headed to New York City for spring break week 2015.
3/11/2015 Employers at SAEM Career Event Impressed with Quality, Commitment of Point Park Students
Approximately 65 employers and 350 students came to campus Feb. 10 for the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Career Event.
3/11/2015 Intelligence Majors Assist 303rd Psychological Operations Unit with Training Exercise
“The soldiers couldn’t say enough great things about our students,” remarked Instructor Sean Elliott Martin, Ph.D.
3/6/2015 Dance Alumna Alexandra Pernice Performing in North American Tour of Phantom of the Opera
Pernice performs in the Corps de Ballet and is the Meg Giry understudy in the North American Tour.
3/5/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Vanessa Sprando, Cinema Production Major
Learn what junior cinema production major Vanessa Sprando loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/5/2015 Alumna Megan Guza Credits Grad Program for Helping to Land Dream Job Covering Crime
During graduate school, Guza reported on crime rates in former Mon Valley steel towns. Her work was published on 90.5 WESA.
3/5/2015 M.A. Alumnus Cody McDevitt Lands Job as a Reporter for the Daily American
"Point Park University offered me the opportunity to improve my reporting and multimedia skills," said McDevitt.
3/4/2015 English, Education Alumnus Describes Teaching in Alaska as Greatest Experience of His Life
Meet Simon Huff, who earned his B.A. in English in 2010 and M.A. in Secondary Education in 2014, both from Point Park.
3/4/2015 SAEM Students Network with Top Music Industry Professionals at Pollstar Live! Conference
Six students in the sports, arts and entertainment management program were chosen as volunteers for the 2015 Pollstar Live! Music Conference in Nashville.
3/3/2015 Latest Research in Children’s Mental Health is Focus of Book, Film Event
Professor Sharna Olfman, Ph.D., and Filmmaker Kevin P. Miller, will lead a discussion on campus April 10.
2/28/2015 Bestselling Novelist Stewart O’Nan to Lead Master Class at Point Park
O'Nan will lead a public reading and master class, March 11.
2/27/2015 At 'Yinzer Party,' Point Park students get a taste of Dahntahn Pittsburgh
From Penguins tickets to hometown pizza to 412 Bingo, the focus was all about Pittsburgh as a great city for attending college.
2/27/2015 Faculty Q&A: Camille Downing Combines Theory and Real-World Examples in PR, IMC Classes
Downing teaches public relations and integrated marketing communications courses, and the IMC capstone class in which students work with a nonprofit clients through Wood Street Communications.
2/27/2015 Panelists at Third Annual Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium Advocated for Voices on the Margins
The Feb. 20 symposium focused on the marginalization of human rights in a variety of fields including psychology, humanities, journalism and the arts.
2/26/2015 Student Transfers to Point Park for SAEM Program, Real-World Career Opportunities
Meet Mary Beth Cartier, a junior SAEM major and special events intern for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
2/24/2015 Dance Majors Take Master Class with Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet
A professional dancer with more than 30 years of experience, Desmond Richardson was a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theater and Ballet Frankfurt. He has performed with Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Aretha Franklin.
2/24/2015 M.B.A. Alumna Returns Home to Vietnam to Work in Marketing for Marriott International
Meet Anh Tran, a 2013 Point Park M.B.A. alumna who is an assistant marketing communications manager for Marriott International.
2/23/2015 Director of Academic Outreach to be Honored at Black History Celebration
Herman Reid, Ed.D., will be honored Feb. 28 at the "Legends" Dinner for his contributions in education.
2/23/2015 Sesame Street Live Features Alumnae Alexandra Zegar and Eileen Janesz
Zegar landed the role of Count Von Count and Janesz plays the role of Elmo. The alumni discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success.
2/19/2015 Pittsburgh CLO Chooses SAEM Students as Gene Kelly Awards Interns
Junior sports, arts and entertainment management majors Amber Flevaris and Logan Farren discuss their internship, why they chose Point Park, their career goals and more.
2/17/2015 Broadcasting Alumna Mary Ours is a Weather Anchor/Reporter at WTOV-TV
"I loved every second of going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh," said Ours.
2/17/2015 World Affairs Council Holds National Security Seminar at Point Park
Students, teachers, professors and community members attended the event.
2/16/2015 Internship at WJAC-TV Leads to Full-Time Job for Alumnus Hunter Tresnicky
"I just have to say how thankful I am to have so many great professors who have prepared me for the real world and made me ready to take a professional job even while finishing my degree," said alumnus Hunter Tresnicky.
2/10/2015 Education Alumna Teaching International Elementary Students
Meet Amanda Trainor, a 2011 early childhood education alumna and English as a Second Language Specialist at Chartiers Valley Intermediary School.
2/10/2015 M.B.A. Grad, Veteran is a Workforce Developer for the Veterans Leadership Program
Meet 2014 M.B.A. alumnus Joseph Dicianno, a veteran and workforce developer for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.
2/9/2015 Students Practice Professional Skills at Networking and Etiquette Event
Point Park University students had the opportunity to get that real world experience at the Career Development Center's annual Networking Reception and Etiquette Dinner.
2/6/2015 Winter 2015 issue of The Point magazine online
Read features and highlights, class notes and reader feedback from the Winter 2015 issue of The Point.
1/30/2015 Alumna Lands Job as Content Marketing Manager at Insight Marketing Solutions
"Point Park offers a smorgasbord of opportunities for students to really make an impact within the community. If you take advantage of them, you’ll be inspired and grow," Richelle Szypulski.
1/30/2015 M.A. Organizational Leadership Alumna Interned for United Nations in Ethiopia
Moriam Durosinmi-Etti was a regional advisory, development planning and statistics intern for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia.
1/29/2015 Alumni Profile: Meet Ashley Murray, Multimedia Editor, Pittsburgh City Paper
"I learned about reporting, interviewing, AP Style, copyediting, audio and video editing and videography. I use all of these skills every day at work," said Murray.
1/29/2015 Students and Alumni Host Research Colloquium
Students presented their research at the Three Rivers Communication Technology Colloquium.
1/28/2015 Alumnus Callan Bergmann Lands Role in Pippin, Hosts Q&A with Theatre Students
Bergmann plays Lewis and is Pippin's understudy in the first national tour of Pippin the Musical.
1/27/2015 M.A. Graduate Discusses How His Classes Tied Directly Into His Diversity Work at UPMC
Meet Mychael Lee, a 2014 M.A. organizational leadership alumnus and a senior human resources assistant for UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion.
1/23/2015 Jay Kirk, Professor of Dance, Specializes in Classical Ballet and Kinesiology
Kirk has danced professionally with the Americana Dance Theatre, Dallas Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Chicago Ballet and others.
1/23/2015 Students Hear Civil Rights Stories from Seniors in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Honors Student Organization traveled to Homewood Senior Center to learn about what life was like in Pittsburgh during the Civil Rights Movement — directly from people who experienced it.
1/22/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Bob O'Gara, Professor of Advertising and Public Relations
O'Gara's teaching style blends extensive real-world experience with the best of contemporary theory spiced generously with informal professional insights and humor.
1/22/2015 Faculty Profile: Michael McKelvey, Private Voice Coordinator and Associate Professor
McKelvey earned his D.M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.M. at Southern Methodist University and a B.M. from California State University at Northridge.
1/22/2015 M.A. Degree Enhances Leadership Skills for Allegheny Center Alliance Church Director
Meet Loleda Moman, director of Care Connections Ministries at Allegheny Center Alliance Church and a 2014 M.A. organizational leadership alumna of Point Park.
1/21/2015 Students Interning at Sundance Film Festival
Students will have access to film screenings and networking events to build relationships that can lead to jobs within the film industry.
1/19/2015 Point Park Students Network with Industry Professionals at Baseball Winter Meetings
Students Nick Turgeon, Josh Croup and Nate Sphon represented Point Park's Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing at the meetings and job fair, Dec. 7-11.
1/19/2015 Point Park Students Network with Industry Professionals at Baseball Winter Meetings
Students Nick Turgeon, Josh Croup and Nate Sphon represented Point Park's Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing at the meetings and job fair, Dec. 7-11.
1/19/2015 School of Communication Alumnae Land Jobs at The Beaver County Times
Marina Weis is a videographer and Daveen Rae Kurutz is a database/enterprise reporter for the Beaver County Times.
1/16/2015 WPPJ Nominated for College Radio Awards
WPPJ students head to New York in March for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference.
1/15/2015 ‘The Chair’ gets Directors Guild nomination
DGA nominates director Anthony Sacco; awards ceremony is Feb. 7.
1/12/2015 Alumnus Advances in Career at Magee-Womens Hospital with M.B.A. Degree
Meet Thomas Rudnicki, a senior systems analyst for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and a 2010 M.B.A. alumnus.
1/9/2015 Wood Street Communications Provides Real-World Experience for Students
Wood Street Communications offers high-level public relations and advertising solutions to non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
12/23/2014 Point Park closed for holiday break Dec. 24 - Jan. 2, Reopens Jan. 5
Happy Holidays! Point Park is closed from noon, Dec. 24, through Jan. 2, 2015. Offices reopen Jan. 5.
12/23/2014 Professor Presents on Social Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership
Jamesena Talbott, D.M., presented at the 16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference in San Diego, Calif.
12/22/2014 Honors Students Organize Holiday Toy Drive
Students raised $250, collected toys and made 24 gift bags for the Alliance Toy Drive.
12/22/2014 Sports, Arts and Entertainment Graduate is the Promotions Coordinator for Stage AE
Meet Bret Kunash, a 2011 sports, arts and entertainment management alumnus and promotions coordinator for Stage AE.
12/19/2014 Undergraduate Humanities and Human Sciences Majors Showcase their Research
Point Park students who conducted research this fall got the opportunity to present their work Dec. 6 at the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Conference held on campus.
12/18/2014 2013 Alumna Celina Pompeani is the TV Host for the Pittsburgh Penguins
Watch a behind-the-scenes video to learn what it's like working for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
12/18/2014 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leads to Management Promotion for 2013 Alumna
Meet Elizabeth Andreakos, a 2013 B.S. in business alumna and assistant facility manager for CBRE.
12/17/2014 Elementary Education Alumnus Earns Grant for His Students at D.C. Preparatory Academy
Meet Michael Suppa, a 2010 elementary education alumnus and literary intervention/science teacher at D.C. Preparatory Academy.
12/15/2014 M.B.A. Degree Allows Alumnus to Advance in Career at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Meet Kevin Beckovich, a 2007 M.B.A. alumnus and prevention/intervention supervisor for Pittsburgh Mercy Health System.
12/12/2014 Creative Writing Majors Take Master Class with Award-Winning Poet Marcus Wicker
Wicker taught an interactive poetry master class exclusively for Point Park students Dec. 4 as part of the University’s Writers’ Series.
12/12/2014 Hollywood Producer Mark Canton Offers Career Insights to Cinema Students
"Point Park has such a great reputation because the cinema program is very specialized in the process of learning your craft," said Canton.
12/12/2014 Point Park Career Counselor Helps M.B.A. Grad Transition to Accounting/Finance Field
Meet Ericka Watkins, a 2012 M.B.A. alumna and credit analyst for Koppers, Inc.
12/12/2014 Students face off in annual cake decorating competition
Point Park students had the opportunity to sharpen their cake decorating skills at this year’s Cake-off, an annual event where teams compete to create the most compelling cake.
12/11/2014 Covering Conflict Topic of High School Media Day Workshop
This year's program featured interactive workshops that explored how to cover controversial media stories. Keynote speakers included Michael Fuoco and Carmen Gentile.
12/10/2014 Contemporary Choreographers Features Work by Alumnus Luke Murphy
Murphy, a 2009 graduate, had a lot to share about his time as a student and how Point Park helped to prepare him for his future. Learn more in the Q&A.
12/10/2014 Public Administration Instructors Mix Academics with Real-World Experience
Students have the unique opportunity to be taught by city fire chiefs, EMS administrators, public safety professionals and more.
12/8/2014 Business Alumnus Promoted to Operations Manager at PNC After Graduating in May
Meet Brock Masters, a 2014 business alumnus and an operations manager for PNC.
12/8/2014 Students Explore Careers in Real Estate, Network with Professionals
The Career Development Center and School of Business collaborated with Commercial Real Estate Women Pittsburgh to host a panel discussion.
12/5/2014 Chinese M.B.A. Student Interning for Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Bo Ai, a native of Qinhuangdao, China, is pursuing his M.B.A. degree with an international business concentration from Point Park.
12/4/2014 Point Park lifts curtain on new Pittsburgh Playhouse Project
President Paul Hennigan presided over a gathering of invited guests and the media on Thursday, Dec. 4, to unveil designs of the Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse, which will be located on Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.
12/2/2014 2013 Alumna Heidi Schlegel Worked as a Unit Production Manager on "The Chair"
"Internships, working on other student films and working on projects that aren’t student films are all very important. Working with professionals is the best way to secure a job after graduating," said Schlegel.
12/2/2014 B.S. in Public Administration Enables 2014 Grad to Land Position as Township Manager
Meet alumnus Harry Faulk, manager of Elizabeth Township in Allegheny County, Pa.
12/2/2014 Communication, History and Honors Students Travel to Washington, D.C.
Students and faculty explored media and history in the nation's capital during the fall semester.
12/1/2014 Mentors of BOLD Program Inspire Students to Pursue Accounting, Finance Professions
Meet the mentors of Point Park's Building Our Leaders Daily Program for middle school students.
12/1/2014 Village Park Plaque Honors Longtime Downtown Businessman
President Paul Hennigan dedicated a plaque in Village Park recognizing Gene Albert and his Albert’s Sales and Service Station.
11/26/2014 Honors Students Attend National Conference
Students and faculty presented at the conference in Denver, Colo.
11/26/2014 Pursuing M.B.A. Helped Alumna Land Budget Analyst Position with Allegheny County
Meet Kasey Betush, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna and budget analyst for Allegheny County Emergency Services/Region 13.
11/25/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Sarafina Brooks, Multimedia Journalist at WTOV-TV
"I was impressed with the number of real-world professionals teaching courses and lending their experience to every lesson," Brooks said.
11/25/2014 Rock-A-Thon Provides Hands-On Opportunities for WPPJ Students
Point Park student DJ's hosted WPPJ's 34th annual Rock-A-Thon — 67 hours of non-stop radio broadcasting outside of the Point Cafe in Lawrence Hall, Nov. 4-6.
11/24/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Jason Elrod, Editor, MTO Productions
"Point Park’s cinema program is one of the few in the country that allows you to start handling equipment and shooting films in your first year," said Elrod.
11/24/2014 Point Park international students enjoy traditional Thanksgiving dinner
International students got to try a classic American-style Thanksgiving dinner just ahead of the holiday, with students from Malaysia to Venezuela sitting down to a meal of turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
11/24/2014 Sports, Arts and Entertainment Alumna in Colorado Manages Staffing for Large Events
Meet Ashley Johnson, a 2013 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna.
11/19/2014 Conservatory Theatre Students Present World Premiere of "21"
Theatre students had the opportunity to train with award-winning director Richard Sabellico to stage "21."
11/19/2014 Meet Award-Winning Poet Marcus Wicker Dec. 3-4 at Writers’ Series
Wicker’s work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter and other magazines.
11/18/2014 Accounting Students Win Case Study Competition Second Year in A Row
Point Park competed against teams from Carlow University, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University and the University of Pittsburgh.
11/14/2014 Ethical Leadership Event Addresses Organizational Forecasting
Panelists were Jon Delano, J.D., Timothy McGuire, Ph.D. and James Haley, Ph.D.
11/12/2014 'Student Choreography Project' Offers Dance Students a Unique Learning Experience
The Student Choreography Project is an innovative production that is completely student produced; choreographers have the responsibility of holding formal auditions, casting dancers, running rehearsals and making costume decisions.
11/12/2014 Point Park honors veterans with campus ceremony
Dozens of students, faculty, and staff members gathered in the University’s Village Park to pay tribute to those who have served.
11/12/2014 Psychology Student Gains Valuable Insight Volunteering for Rape Crisis Center
Meet Calla Kainaroi, senior psychology major and crisis hotline volunteer for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape.
11/11/2014 Alumnus is Assistant Director of Athletic Video Productions at Baylor University
Meet 2012 alumnus Matthew Desmond, a double major in broadcasting reporting and broadcast production and media management.
11/11/2014 M.B.A., Management Information Systems Concentration, Helps Grad Become IT Analyst
Meet Stacy Shatlock, a 2014 alumna who transitioned to a career in the IT field at Eaton Corporation after earning her M.B.A. degree from Point Park.
11/7/2014 Point Park police officers taking plunge for Special Olympics
The Pittsburgh Polar Plunge will be held on Dec. 6 to benefit the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.
11/6/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Jonathan Joseph, Line Producer on "The Chair" Series
Point Park has a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on production. Being on set and having to actually produce a large amount of work while in school really helps to prepare you for real-world production.
11/6/2014 Inside the Production Office: Alumni Gain Hands-On Experience on "The Chair" Project
Cinema arts alumni Kaleigh Fitzgerald and Kaitlyn Serevicz had the opportunity to work as production office interns during the spring 2014 semester.
11/6/2014 Professional Engineer Discusses Design of The Tower at PNC Plaza
Jeremy Snyder, P.E., associate principal for BuroHappold Engineering, presented to students and alumni.
11/5/2014 Pirohi 101: City-University Life Class Explores Food and Culture in Pittsburgh
Students learn how to make homeade pirohi at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church and enjoyed a tour of Pittsburgh's Strip District.
11/3/2014 Alumnus Landon Kijowski Describes his Role as Grip/Electrician Swing on 'The Chair'
"The education I received at Point Park gave me a well-rounded knowledge in the craft of film," said the 2013 cinema arts alumnus.
11/3/2014 Director of Marketing at Louis Plung & Company is a 2014 M.B.A. Alumna
Julia Germeyer chose Point Park's M.B.A. program because of its location in Downtown Pittsburgh and the flexibility class schedule.
10/31/2014 Students Network with More than 100 Employers at Annual Internship and Job Fair
Employers representing American Eagle Outfitters, Dollar Bank, Glade Run Lutheran Services, Ketchum, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh Steelers, Steel City Media and UPMC, among others, were eager to meet with students seeking an internship, a part-time or a full-time position.
10/29/2014 Cultural Summit gives students taste of African cultures
The 6th Annual Cultural Summit featured African foods, crafts, clothing and an African dance troupe that got students to join right in.
10/29/2014 History Students Visit Holocaust Memorial Museum, Meet with Survivor
Students heard first-hand stories on the Holocaust from survivor and museum volunteer, Bob Behr.
10/27/2014 Business Management Major Gains Experience Interning for Save Your Home Program
Joseph Buckel, a senior business management student, talks about his internship with the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development.
10/24/2014 Dual Degrees in Broadcasting and Education Help Alumna Land Teaching Position
Alumna Alicia Lyons recently landed the position of communications teacher at Belle Vernon High School.
10/24/2014 Dual Degrees in Education and Broadcasting Help Alumna Land Teaching Position
Alumna Alicia Lyons recently landed the position of communications teacher at Belle Vernon High School.
10/24/2014 Family Weekend 2014 draws record crowd for events on campus, around Pittsburgh
More than 170 families – totaling more than 625 family members – took enjoyed student exhibits and performances, opportunities to explore Pittsburgh, and social events on campus.
10/22/2014 Humanitarian Work Inspires International Student to Pursue Master's in Psychology
Meet Shari Boddin, a native of Sri Lanka and an M.A. in clinical-community psychology graduate student at Point Park.
10/13/2014 Highlights from the latest issue of The Point
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of The Point, the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
10/10/2014 New exhibit by Pittsburgh artists featured in Lawrence Hall gallery
“Pittsburgh Impressionism: Past, Present, Future” focuses on three local artists whose work is a testament to the popular style of impressionism.
10/9/2014 Botany Class Studies Wetland Conservation, Collaborates with Allegheny Land Trust
Through their lab work on tree growth and wetland vegetation, students taking Botany 205 with Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., are learning about the conservation of floodplain wetlands.
10/7/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Barbara Barrow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of British Literature
Prior to joining Point Park's faculty, Barrow taught, co-taught and served as a teaching assistant for courses in literature, composition, and film at Washington University.
10/6/2014 Vision and Forecasting is Topic of Ethical Leadership Panel Discussion
How organizations forecast well to create a sustainable vision will be addressed Oct. 29 by panelists Jon Delano, Tim McGuire and James Haley.
10/3/2014 Graduate Student Research Featured at Communication Conference
The impact of communication technology on society was the focus of the work of School of Communication grad students.
10/3/2014 Point Park welcomes 231 new graduate students for fall
The new master's and doctoral students are pursuing one of 17 master's programs or the new Ed.D. program.
10/2/2014 Acting major Luke Halferty tackles iconic role in his first REP show 'Of Mice and Men'
Luke Halferty landed a supporting role playing Curley in The REP's Of Mice and Men, a timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression.
10/2/2014 M.A. Alumna Sarah Skirpan is a Media Strategist at Dick Jones Communications
"I wanted to have an edge on my peers when it came time to look for a job. I felt that having a master’s degree would make me a more desirable hire," said Skirpan.
10/1/2014 M.B.A. Alumnus Named a "40 Under 40" Winner for Helping to Shape Pittsburgh Region
Bush graduated in 2013 from Point Park and is a relationship manager and assistant vice president for PNC Bank.
10/1/2014 YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to Honor Business Professor and Police Chief
Edward Scott and Jeffrey Besong will receive 2014 Racial Justice Awards on Oct. 29 for their work in supporting equity and diversity in their professions.
9/26/2014 ‘Student Choreography Project’ to be streamed live worldwide
Watch the live streamed performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 4.
9/26/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Rebecca Markuson, Art Department Coordinator, "The Chair" Series
"The cinema program gave me the opportunity to learn a number of different roles and how each of those roles works together," said Markuson.
9/26/2014 Corbett announces $5M in state money for new Pittsburgh Playhouse
Point Park University’s new Pittsburgh Playhouse has been awarded $5 million toward its construction through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
9/26/2014 Event Manager Excels with M.B.A., Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management Concentration
Lindsey Bradley, an event manager for the Pittsburgh Technology Council, earned an M.B.A. degree with an SAEM concentration in 2013.
9/25/2014 PennDOT Promotes 2013 Civil Engineering Technology Alumna
Meet Brandy Miller, a 2013 civil engineering technology alumna and engineering trainee for PennDOT.
9/22/2014 M.B.A. Graduate is Director of Operations at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Meet Conor McGarvey, a 2011 Point Park M.B.A. alumnus and director of operations for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
9/18/2014 Intelligence Graduate Student Lands Global Security Internship With Mylan, Inc.
M.A. student Natasha Williams talks about Point Park and her global security internship with Mylan, Inc.
9/18/2014 Walking Tour Educates Point Park Freshmen about the History of Downtown Pittsburgh
Students in the new City-University Life course explored Downtown Pittsburgh's rich history firsthand during a walking tour through the city.
9/16/2014 Point Park Welcomes Largest Freshman Class in University’s History
633 U.S. and international students have started their college careers at Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh.
9/15/2014 Point Park remembers 9/11 with Flight 93 presentation, candlelight vigil
On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, alumnus Tom McMillan shared the story of Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa., and the Point Park community held a candlelight vigil in the Village Park.
9/12/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Missy Haught, Intern Coordinator, "The Chair" Series
"If you are looking for a school that will ignite your creativity and broaden your knowledge of filmmaking, film theory and film history, consider Point Park," said Haught.
9/12/2014 Cinema students intern with “The Chair,” receive valuable professional experience
Meet cinema production majors E.J. Brown and Megan Kuntz to learn more about their experience working on the project. Watch the series this fall on Starz.
9/11/2014 Social Media Speakers Series Announced
Hear from social media experts representing local businesses and non-profit organizations. The public is invited to attend at no charge.
9/10/2014 Desk Building Event Engages Doctoral Students in Unique Learning Opportunities
The inaugural class of 39 doctoral students spent the day working together to build desks for students at Holy Family Academy.
9/10/2014 2013 Alumna Nicole Chynoweth is a Reporter at Trib Total Media
"While learning the basics of journalism was certainly a major part of my education, the general life wisdom my professors gave me has really benefited me in the field," said Chynoweth.
9/10/2014 Kelli Murphy Receives Pittsburgh Women in Communication Scholarship
"The Pittsburgh Women in Communications Scholarship fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide assistance to students studying various fields of communications. They're a wonderful nonprofit who make a significant difference in our community with the funds they have," said Murphy.
9/5/2014 University-Produced Reality Series "The Chair" Debuts in Pittsburgh
Students, alumni and faculty lined the red carpet at SouthSide Works Cinema on Sept. 4 for the world premiere of "The Chair."
9/4/2014 Graduate Students Present Research on Air Pollutants, Conservation, Public Health
Point Park’s M.S.E.S. program is designed for individuals seeking positions as environmental professionals in industry, regulatory agencies and nonprofit organizations.
9/1/2014 Point Park president leads bike ride to teach students about Pittsburgh
President Paul Hennigan took 20 students on a 17-mile bike ride along Pittsburgh's riverfront trails to offer a different perspective on Pittsburgh and its history.
8/29/2014 M.B.A. Student Profile: Lauren Schmitt, Supply Chain Analyst for UPMC
Schmitt is pursuing an M.B.A. with a concentration in management at Point Park University.
8/28/2014 Point Park Welcomes Inaugural M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting Class
Visiting artists included writer and director Gordy Hoffman, screenwriter Rob Lieber and playwright Tammy Ryan.
8/27/2014 Foreign policy experts to discuss Iran situation Sept. 9 on campus
Thomas Pickering and Jessica Tuchman Mathews lead the free presentation for students. The discussion is open to the public, but registration is required.
8/27/2014 M.B.A. Degree Helps Alumnus Become Business Manager for Luxury Dental Practice
Meet Michael W. Mann, a 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and business manager for Bobbie L. Hawranko, D.M.D., at Shadyside Place in Pittsburgh.
8/26/2014 New Honors Students Explore and Spruce Up Downtown Pittsburgh for Day of Service
Teaming up with Friends of the Riverfront, honors students spent the day picking up litter and mulching/weeding trees in Downtown Pittsburgh.
8/25/2014 High School Students Explore Careers in Animation at Point Park
Twelve students spent the week on Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh campus learning classic hand-drawn techniques, cartooning skills and the storyboarding process.
8/25/2014 University-Produced Series 'The Chair’ Airs Sept. 6 on Starz
More than 100 Point Park students and alumni supported the series as interns, employees and through class projects.
8/25/2014 Working Mom Propels Career with B.A. in Behavioral Science, M.A. in Org. Leadership
Development Director Melissa Ferraro earned her B.A. in 2011 and M.A. in 2013, both from Point Park.
8/25/2014 Working Mom Propels Career with B.A. in Behavioral Science, M.A. in Org. Leadership
Development Director Melissa Ferraro earned her B.A. in 2011 and M.A. in 2013, both from Point Park.
8/22/2014 Workshop Immerses High School Students Into Sports, Arts & Entertainment Industries
At the SAEM summer workshop, students got an insider's view of Stage AE, heard a live performance from Greg Joseph of The Clarks and toured several performing arts venues in Pittsburgh.
8/18/2014 Graduate Student Laura Jennings Discusses her Internship at Bally Design
"The M.A. program is offering me classroom and real-world experience based on my interests in social media and communication with relevant outside-the-classroom projects and internship opportunities," said Jennings.
8/14/2014 M.B.A. Program Helps Graduate Expand Global Network, Land Position with Morgan Stanley
Meet Himanshu Patel, a 2013 M.B.A. alumnus from Ahmedabad, India, who is working as a user acceptance tester analyst for Morgan Stanley.
8/14/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Michele Tabaka, Marketing Director at John Heineman Co.
Some of Tabaka's responsibilities include managing social media, creating a marketing campaign and updating the company's website.
8/1/2014 Dance Minor, SAEM Major Gaining Industry Experience at Andy Warhol Museum
"The biggest influence I had in choosing Point Park was the dance program," said Brooke Perkins.
8/1/2014 SAEM Major, Dance Minor Gaining Arts Marketing Experience at Andy Warhol Museum
Meet Point Park senior Brooke Perkins, the marketing intern at the Andy Warhol Museum this summer.
7/31/2014 Conservatory Dance Announces New Season
Student Choreography Project kicks off the dance season Oct. 3 in the GRW Performance Studio.
7/31/2014 Point Park Welcomes Holy Family Academy Students for Etiquette Luncheon
Four Holy Family Academy students will return to campus this fall as part of a corporate work-study program.
7/30/2014 GAI Consultants Awards Internship to Electrical Engineering Technology Student
Meet Andrew Czopek, a senior electrical engineering technology major interning for GAI Consultants, Inc. this summer.
7/28/2014 Job Shadowing Leads to Events Internship at Heinz Field for SAEM Student
Meet Troy Johnston, a senior sports, arts, and entertainment student and event operations intern at Heinz Field.
7/25/2014 Navy Veteran and Education Alumnus a Teacher at Central Catholic High School
Meet Justin Morgan, a 2010 secondary education English alumnus of Point Park University.
7/24/2014 CSI Summer Camp Has High School Students Investigating Careers in the Crime Lab
The camp featured a mixture of lectures, labs and hands-on investigative work in Point Park’s crime scene house.
7/22/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Christopher Rolinson, Associate Professor of Photojournalism
At Point Park, Rolinson has introduced new courses, collaborations and partnerships to expand and diversify the photography and photojournalism programs.
7/22/2014 High School Workshop Introduces Students to Careers in Multimedia Journalism
Students learned the basics of multimedia journalism, reporting, digital graphics and layout and how to work with audio and video.
7/22/2014 M.A./M.B.A. Student Emily Kolek Interns at Westinghouse Electric Company
"I'm passionate about the communications field, but I know that the skills learned in the M.B.A. program are invaluable and useful no matter what career path I take," said Kolek.
7/14/2014 Professor Selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier's 2014 Men of Excellence
Meet Gregory Rogers, J.D., a professor of criminal justice and intelligence studies at Point Park University.
7/9/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Vincenne Revilla Beltran, Ph.D., Professor of Education
Revilla Beltrán has more than 40 years of experience in a variety of roles. She is a Pennsylvania Licensed Counselor and National Board Certified Coach.
7/9/2014 SAEM Student Gaining Events Management Experience at Phipps Conservatory
Alexandria Delancey is working as a part-time events assistant at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh this summer.
7/8/2014 Conservatory Theatre 2014-2015 Season Announced
The season opens Oct. 17 with "21," a world premiere about the life of Roberto Clemente at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
7/8/2014 Musical Theatre Major Discusses Summer Job at Waldameer Water World
"I love every aspect of theatre — I love that I discover more about myself by learning about other people, their emotions and experiences," said Alexandra Schultz.
7/3/2014 Singapore Educat