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12/6/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Megan Bixler, Photojournalism Major
"I couldn’t be happier here. I love everything about Pittsburgh and was immediately blown away by its beauty the first time I visited."
12/6/2017 International M.B.A. Alumna Leading Information Technology Projects for PNC
Meet Trupti Tamore, a 2014 graduate and release testing manager for Kforce consulting with PNC.
12/6/2017 Students Gain First-hand Experience Working with AT&T SportsNet Production Crew
School of Communication students spent their Friday nights working behind the scenes with the AT&T SportsNet production crew for high school football broadcasts.
12/4/2017 Master in Special Education 2017 Alumna Teaching at Mt. Lebanon School District
Meet Annie A. Pugh, fourth grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary, part of the Mt. Lebanon School District.
12/4/2017 Professor Interviewed by Students in His Hometown of Kalamata, Greece
Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D., discussed academics in the U.S., the rigors of higher ed, and life in Pittsburgh.
12/1/2017 Accounting Students Named Finalists in Case Study Competition
Andre Bennett, Adrea Coates and Andre Lowery were named finalists at the PICPA/PIIA competition.
11/30/2017 Art Management Careers: Point Park Graduates Working for The Andy Warhol Museum
Meet Charlene Bidula, communications manager, and Lena Tavoletti, administrative and financial coordinator for The Warhol.
11/30/2017 Criminal Justice and Intel Instructor Honored By Black Belt Hall of Fame
Sean Elliot Martin, Ph.D., founded the martial art Kage-Essensu and has been teaching it at Point Park for 14 years.
11/30/2017 Meet Charlene Bidula, Communications Manager for The Andy Warhol Museum
Bidula earned a B.A. in broadcasting and an M.B.A., both from Point Park University.
11/30/2017 Meet Lena Tavoletti, Administrative/Financial Coordinator for The Andy Warhol Museum
Tavoletti earned a B.S. in sports, arts and entertainment management and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. degree, both from Point Park University.
11/29/2017 Alumnus Marty Schiff Returns to Point Park to Teach the Next Generation of Filmmakers
"Being able to take my career and share it with the next generation of filmmakers is incredibly fulfilling," he said.
11/29/2017 Pioneer Records Selects its Latest Recording Artist
Multi-talented singer-songwriter Gabe Reed was chosen from nearly 30 submissions throughout Pittsburgh.
11/28/2017 2017 Alumnus is Managing Editor for The Northside Chronicle
"So many professors have aided me in my growth not just as a journalist, but as a writer, as a photographer, and as a videographer," said Neil Strebig.
11/27/2017 Warner Music Nashville President & CEO Talks Candidly With Students About His Rise to the Top
John Esposito spoke to students, alumni, faculty, staff and local musicians about his path to overseeing one of the largest record labels in the entertainment industry.
11/23/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Marissa Johnson, Multimedia Major
"As a student in the School of Communication, I have seen first-hand how my education is benefiting from Point Park’s amazing media programs."
11/22/2017 Pioneer Pantry Helps Point Park University Students in Need During the Holidays
"Students are realizing that we’re protecting their privacy, and that’s allowing us to gain their trust," said Veronika Panagiotou.
11/21/2017 M.S. in Health Care Administration Program Inspires Grad Student to Pursue Career Change
Meet Sofiya Arnaudova-Hewitt, HR business analyst for UPMC.
11/21/2017 Students on Break for Thanksgiving; University Offices Closed Nov. 23, 24
Classes resume Monday, Nov. 27. Happy Thanksgiving!
11/20/2017 Business Professor Interviews Disney’s Former Executive VP of Operations
The interview is part of Patrick Mulvihill's leadership-focused podcast series set to launch in January.
11/20/2017 Student Spotlight: Behind the Scenes of "On/Off," Choreographed by Kimie Parker
"I believe that Point Park’s dance program molds dancers into versatile and competitive artists, making it one of the best in the nation," Parker said.
11/17/2017 Point Park to Collect Pittsburgh Playhouse Memories
Share your Playhouse memories before the new state-of-the-art facility opens in Downtown Pittsburgh.
11/14/2017 Faculty Profile: Meet Hanjin Park, Cinema Arts
"To succeed as a filmmaker, you need passion and commitment. Read and write as much as you can. Watch as many films as you can ... Most importantly, go out and make your films," advises Park.
11/14/2017 Point Park Professor Presenting on YouTube for Celebrating Space Week
Brendan Mullan, Ph.D., is one of 30 educators across the nation to take part in Celebrating Space Week. He will present live this Fri., Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.
11/13/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Kenny Sickles, Early Childhood Education Major & Basketball Player
Being part of a team is a great experience. There is a brotherhood between players and a connection amongst other student athletes. My time as a student athlete has given me are some of the best memories I've ever had!
11/10/2017 #PointParkWorks: SAEM Junior Lands Royal Service Co-Op With Fairmont Pittsburgh
Meet Jaron Andrechak, a junior sports, arts and entertainment management student and royal service supervisor for Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel.
11/9/2017 SAEM, Theatre Production Majors Produce Show Featuring the Band Super American
Pioneer Records and the Campus Activities Board hosted a show Nov. 1 featuring the retro rock band Super American, along with special guest bands Chase and the Barons and Young Lungs, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
11/8/2017 M.B.A. Alumna Advances in Nonprofit Career to Director Position With Rivers of Steel
"Point Park’s M.B.A program with its SAEM concentration helped me to sharpen all the tools in my nonprofit toolbox," said alumna Carly V. McCoy.
11/7/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Jess Paterchak, Broadcast Production Major and Pittsburgh Penguins Intern
"I chose Point Park for the small class sizes and because it is in the city. It’s really nice that we have the opportunity to build connections and gain job experience right in the community that is our campus."
11/7/2017 Chase and the Barons Win Face the Music Battle of the Bands Contest
Since signing with Point Park's Pioneer Records label in 2016, Chase and the Barons has achieved many milestones.
11/6/2017 Diversity & Inclusion Panel Discussion Features HR Professionals from City of Pittsburgh, PPG
The event was hosted on campus by Point Park University’s Student Human Resource Association, Black Student Union and Honors Student Organization.
11/6/2017 Students Hear From Author and Historian Nancy Isenberg
Isenberg spoke about her new book "White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America."
11/2/2017 Ph.D. in Community Engagement Student is the Driving Force Behind Point Park's Pioneer Pantry
"On the first day of the Ph.D. program, the cohort volunteered with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and it inspired our research on food insecurity in Southwestern Pennsylvania," said Veronika Panagiotou.
11/1/2017 Economics and Finance 2017 Grad Lands Position as Staff Auditor Soon After Graduating
Meet alumna Amanda Horn, staff auditor for PRGX Inc., in Minneapolis, Minn.
10/31/2017 Cinema Arts Major Wins Award at Spooky Empire's International Horror Film Festival
Gregory Vogt's short film, Something Within, won Best Special Effects at Spooky Empire's International Horror Film Festival.
10/30/2017 PNC Promotes Point Park University M.B.A. Alumna to Operations Supervisor
Meet Brittany Dreher, 2014 M.B.A. alumna and operations supervisor for PNC Financial Services.
10/27/2017 Ghost Tales from Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse
"One of the many ghosts who like to haunt this place is the Lady in White," said Kim Martin, producing director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. "I've heard that at night she paces the balcony of the Rauh Theatre calling her dead husband's name."
10/24/2017 Felicia McKinney and Annie Cassin Author Case Studies in Student Affairs Book
Their work appears in "Complex Cases in Student Affairs: Preparing Early Career Professionals for the Practice."
10/23/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Carmella Cuomo, Dance Major
"The most rewarding part about being a dancer is the feeling you get after you know you did your personal best at something. That is when I feel the most alive."
10/19/2017 HR Management Professor Launches Partner Program to Match Students With Employers
Assistant Professor Sandra Mervosh, M.S., is matching human resource management students with employers throughout the Pittsburgh region.
10/18/2017 Dance Alumnus Returns to Campus to Host Master Classes with Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Meet James Gowan, a 2015 B.F.A. in dance alumnus.
10/18/2017 SAEM Students Work at Thrival Festival and The Price is Right Show in Pittsburgh
Point Park SAEM majors continue to connect with real-world opportunities to work in live entertainment management.
10/16/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Richard Perez, Business Management Major & Baseball Player From Venezuela
"Pittsburgh is a beautiful city and offers great diversity, cool places to visit, museums, natural parks and night life. It is a city that has a lot of entertainment for all ages, especially young people."
10/16/2017 Doctoral Students Discuss Leadership Styles With Pittsburgh Mayor
Mayor Bill Peduto visited campus to meet with students in the Ed.D. in leadership and administration program.
10/16/2017 Fall 2017 Issue of The Point Now Online
Get a peek inside the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park.
10/12/2017 Point Park Students Share University Experience With Their Parents at Family Weekend 2017
“This was my first time participating in Family Weekend. I was so excited to show my mom around the city so that she can see just how mesmerizing it is,” said student Princess Winder.
10/11/2017 Civil Engineering Technology Alumna Working for Michael Baker International
Meet Nicole Miller, civil associate for Michael Baker International and ATHENA Young Professional Award nominee.
10/11/2017 Public Administration Faculty, Alumna Provide Hurricane Disaster Relief
Robert Skertich, Roy Cox, Daniel Fitzhenry and Kate Lambert deployed to various regions in the south.
10/10/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Princess Winder, Stage-Management Major
"Point Park is a small school which is nice because you have the opportunity to get to know pretty much everyone. Going to events and supporting each other's craft is a great way to make connections and network."
10/10/2017 Photojournalism Major is a Mark of Excellence National Award Winner
"Becoming a part of The Globe allowed me to get involved the first day of college. The real-world experience I have gained from The Globe, I believe, led to me to be able to win the national award," Evans said.
10/9/2017 Professor Presents on Student Engagement, Accreditation Challenges
Tatyana Dumova presented at the Pennsylvania Communication Association conference.
10/6/2017 SAEM Professor Serves as Mentor at Performing Arts Conference
David Rowell, M.F.A., served as a professional development faculty member, mentor, consultant and volunteer at the conference in Atlanta.
10/5/2017 Fully Online M.S. in Health Care Administration and Management Welcomes its First Graduates
The fully online Master of Science graduate program in health care administration and management in the Rowland School of Business recently welcomed its first class of graduates.
10/5/2017 Point Park Professor Speaking at Prestigious Prague Writers' Festival
Channa Newman, Ph.D., will be a featured speaker at the festival Nov. 10-15 in Prague, Czech Republic.
10/4/2017 Women in Industry Event Features Director of Supplier Diversity for 84 Lumber
84 Lumber’s Director of Supplier Diversity and Women Business Enterprise Development, Amy Criss, spoke to students at the latest Women in Industry Speaker Series hosted by the Rowland School of Business.
10/3/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Baylee Zimmerman, SAEM Major & Pittsburgh Steelers Intern
"From the moment I set foot on campus, I knew that Point Park was the right school for me."
10/2/2017 Hospitality Focus: M.B.A., Business Management Alumnus Buys Restaurant in Bridgeville
Meet Jason Simoni, president/owner of The Crafty Jackalope and a 2002 and 2003 alumnus.
9/29/2017 Dance Department Hosts The Renfrew Center to Educate Students About Eating Disorders
"Our dancers total well-being is important to us, and we want to ensure that our students are provided with access to resources to be truly successful at Point Park," said Garfield Lemonius.
9/28/2017 Managing and Marketing Music Artists: SAEM Grad Thriving in Arts Management Field
Meet Carissa Atkinson, 2015 SAEM alumna, founder/artist manager for Creative Direction Artist Management and marketing director for River City Brass Band.
9/27/2017 SAEM Professor Co-Chairs Marketing Management Association Conference
Paige Beal, M.B.A., is in the process of building a digital marketing minor at Point Park University.
9/26/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Daymon Long, Cinema Production Major
"I chose Point Park because I knew I wouldn’t just be a number in a room - I'd have the opportunity to have true relationships with the people who are educating me."
9/26/2017 Pioneer Pantry Serves Point Park Students in Need
The new food pantry provides students in need up to 10 items twice a month.
9/22/2017 Center for Media Innovation: A Learning Hub for Students to Hone Skills for their Future
In its second year of operation, Point Park's Center for Media Innovation continues to provide hands-on experience and networking opportunities for students in a variety of majors.
9/22/2017 SAEM Students Work at Big Concerts This Summer, Host Production Running 101 Workshop
SAEM Associate Professor Ed Traversari connected the students to many of these summer shows based on his connections with various concert promoters.
9/20/2017 Faculty Feature: Meet Melinda Colaizzi, SAEM Instructor, Musician and Business Owner
Colaizzi is a part-time instructor for the sports, arts and entertainment management department in the Rowland School of Business.
9/19/2017 M.A. Alumni Profile: Meet Angela G. Ford, Development Manager, Heinz History Center
"I am responsible for ensuring the successful execution of fundraising programs and events, donor cultivation and pursuing funding opportunities for all institution-wide initiatives," she said.
9/18/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Isabella Yobbagy, Psychology Major Concentrating in Forensics
"I just loved the fact that Point Park was right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, and that there was always something to do and somewhere to go."
9/18/2017 Alumni Profile: Angel Melendez '17, Service Engineer for IMS Systems, Inc.
Melendez earned a B.S. in electrical engineering technology and was a member of Point Park's baseball team.
9/15/2017 Literary Arts Instructor's Work Selected For 2017 Public Poetry Project
Fred Shaw's poem "Scraping Away" was chosen for publication by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
9/15/2017 Theatre Production Alumnus Installs Stage Rigging in New Pittsburgh Playhouse
Irvin earned a B.F.A. in theatre production and is a stage rigging installer for Pittsburgh Stage, Inc.
9/15/2017 Working for the NFL: SAEM Alumnus Captures Plays for the Philadelphia Eagles
Meet David Wilson, 2012 SAEM graduate and instant replay technician for the Philadelphia Eagles.
9/12/2017 Broadcast Reporting Major Josh Croup Wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy
Senior Josh Croup won in the College/University Student Production-Talent category.
9/11/2017 Transfer Sports, Arts and Entertainment Student Releases Country Music Album
Meet Kelsey Roche, singer/songwriter and SAEM student.
9/8/2017 Accounting and Dance Alumna Working for Ministry of Health in New Zealand
Meet Kiri Richards, 2010 accounting and dance graduate and principal advisor for the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
9/7/2017 Interning at CONAN: SAEM Student Discusses Her Experience as a Talent Intern in Los Angeles
Cassandra Crisp interned at the Conan show during spring 2017.
9/6/2017 B.F.A. in Dance Program Ranked as One of 10 Best in the Country
Point Park University is ranked No. 8 on this year’s OnStage Blog list.
9/4/2017 #PittsburghMe: Kaitlyn Smith, Business Management Major and CAB Executive Director
"Being part of CAB has given me the hands-on experience in event planning and management that has helped me to progress further towards my career goals."
9/1/2017 Conservatory Dance Company 2017-18 Lineup
Student Choreography Project opens the season Oct. 13.
9/1/2017 Psychology Doctoral Student Inspires Creative Activism as Founder of Free Imagination Leaders
Meet Isaiah Noreiga, founder and executive director of Free Imagination Leaders.
8/31/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Bryan Partika, Journalism and Political Science Double Major
"Pittsburgh truly becomes home once you spend enough time here. Don't rush home every weekend or every chance you get because you'll find that this place is really special."
8/25/2017 #PghImpact2017 Forum Held at Point Park University
Danielle Davis, Ph.D. in community engagement student, and Patrick Mulvihill, D.Ed., assistant professor of management, co-hosted the event.
8/24/2017 Alumnae Ali Geroche and Anaya Bobst Land Prestigious Dance Internship with The Yard
"Many of The Yard's former staff and interns have come out of the dance and theatre programs from Point Park," said Holly Jones, director of artist services. "We absolutely love Point Park alumni for their strong work ethic, discipline and creativity."
8/24/2017 Point Park University Welcoming One of Its Largest Incoming Classes this Fall
More than 850 U.S. and international freshmen and transfer students are enrolled at Point Park for the fall.
8/22/2017 Chief of Police Named Finalist for Campus Safety Director of the Year
Jeffrey Besong was recognized for achievement and leadership in higher education public safety.
8/22/2017 Playbill Ranks Point Park as a Top 10 College on Broadway
Conservatory of Performing Arts ranked No. 8 on the Top 10 list.
8/21/2017 Political Science Alum, Analyst for Government Accountability Office to Speak at Convocation
Meet 2012 Point Park graduate Anthony Costulas, program analyst for the United States Government Accountability Office.
8/18/2017 #PointParkWorks: Meet John Lazaro, Flying Cork Co-Op Student and Marketing Manager
Lazaro is a business management major in the Rowland School of Business.
8/16/2017 Gaining Experience in the Arts: SAEM Major Interns for Gamut Theatre Group in Harrisburg
Meet Sydney Patton, a junior sports, arts and entertainment management major and learn about her summer internship.
8/16/2017 High School Students Visit Point Park University for Sound Camp for Musicians, Filmmakers
Students explored the fundamentals of sound, audio recording and sound design for film at the 2017 Sound Camp for Musicians and Filmmakers.
8/14/2017 Allegheny Conference Appoints Point Park M.B.A. Alumna as Investor Relations Manager
Meet Patriece Thompson '15, investor relations manager for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
8/14/2017 Criminal Justice Administration Grad Students Address Serious Societal Issues at Symposium
Students in the Master of Science in criminal justice administration program addressed some of the most serious issues facing our nation Aug. 2 at the CJA Graduate Symposium.
8/11/2017 Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management 2017 Grad Working for the NBA's Orlando Magic
Meet Dana Drewniak, ticket sales representative for the Orlando Magic.
8/10/2017 Point Park University Earns National Recognition as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction
By demonstrating continued dedication to high-impact educational practices, Point Park University has again been named as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.
8/9/2017 Artistic Producing Director at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center is a Point Park Alumnus
"In my opinion, Point Park University offers unparalleled training for young artists," said Justin Fortunato, B.F.A in musical theatre alumnus.
8/9/2017 Business Analytics Courses Connect M.B.A. Grad to Position With Duquesne Light Company
Meet Jasmina Nikolic, business systems analyst II for Duquesne Light Company.
8/7/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Charles Murria, Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management Major
"The Downtown Pittsburgh location was the biggest deciding factor for me. Being raised in New York and North Carolina, I was looking for the best of both places and Pittsburgh gave me a big city with a small-town feel."
8/7/2017 Working in Sports: SAEM Alumna, M.B.A. Student Discusses Roles With Pirates and Penguins
Meet Samantha Lynn, 2014 SAEM graduate, advertising coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates and stage manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
8/4/2017 Behind the Scenes at WQED Multimedia with Alumni Alisyn Blackwell and Zak Boyle
Blackwell and Boyle discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success at WQED.
8/4/2017 Behind the Scenes at WQED Multimedia with Point Park Alumni Alisyn Blackwell and Zak Boyle
Blackwell and Boyle discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success at WQED.
8/3/2017 From Point Park to Pittsburgh CLO: Summer Season Casts Students, Alumni On-and-Off Stage
Fifteen students and alumni are working on-and-off-stage in Disney's Newsies, In the Heights and Mamma Mia!
8/1/2017 High School Students Visit Point Park for Interactive Multimedia Storytelling Workshop
Students gained hands-on experience in the Center for Media Innovation, and visited PPG Paints Arena, PNC Park and KDKA-TV.
7/27/2017 SAEM 2017 High School Summer Workshop Inspires Students to Apply to Point Park
The four-day workshop included a variety of career-focused lectures as well as guided tours of iHeartMedia Inc., Stage AE, PNC Park and Point Park’s Pittsburgh Playhouse.
7/27/2017 Student Spotlight: Lauren Gerlowski, Dance and Global Cultural Studies Double Major
Learn about the opportunities Gerlowski has on and off campus as a double major in dance and global cultural studies.
7/27/2017 Student Spotlight: Lauren Gerlowski, Global Cultural Studies and Dance Double Major
Learn about the opportunities Gerlowski has on and off campus as a double major in global cultural studies and dance.
7/26/2017 M.B.A. Alumna Leads Development, Branded Entertainment as VP for Spectrum
Meet Samantha Morris, who graduated from Point Park University in 2012 with an M.B.A. concentrating in management.
7/25/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alannah Owens, Human Resource Management Major
"I think the best thing about Pittsburgh is the culture. There are people of many different cultures and backgrounds in the city and ways we celebrate each one."
7/25/2017 SAEM Student Lands Summer Position Working at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Learn about the experience SAEM student Alyssa King is gaining working at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this summer.
7/21/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Annie Brewer, Cinema Production Major
"Find what you’re skilled at, but more importantly, find what makes you happy. College is a better experience when you’re doing something you love."
7/20/2017 CSI Summer Camp Reaches Students Living Near and Far Interested in Forensic Science Careers
This year’s camp, held July 11-14, brought in high school students from Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania — and even Seattle, Wash.
7/19/2017 Point Park Alum Appointed Chair of Board of Trustees
Joseph R. Greco, Jr., has been named chair of Point Park's Board of Trustees.
7/18/2017 Working for the Stanley Cup Champions: SAEM Grad Discusses Role as New Media Coordinator
Meet Evan Schall, a 2014 sports, arts and entertainment management graduate.
7/17/2017 Broadcast Major Sara Mackulin is a Media Relations Intern for the Pittsburgh Pirates
"Having this internship on my resume is definitely an eye-opener to potential employers and a strong demonstration of my abilities," Mackulin said.
7/17/2017 Versatility of Point Park's Dance Program Prepares Ahmad Simmons for Broadway
Ahmad Simmons resume includes Eisenhower Dance, River North Dance Chicago, Parsons Dance, CATS and the remake of Dirty Dancing on ABC.
7/13/2017 Honors Program Students Recognized for Outstanding Achievement
Point Park University's Honors Program recognizes honors students who have earned outstanding grades while maintaining active involvement in the program’s activities with Book Awards.
7/12/2017 International Media and Professions Class Studies in Belfast, Dublin, Galway and Reykjavik
Students and faculty visited the BBC, Dublin City University, Galway Bay FM, Book of Kells and much more during their trip.
7/11/2017 Point Park Marks Fifth Year of Hosting High School Accounting Career Awareness Program
The University continues to engage high school students in the accounting field through visits to public accounting firms, hands-on workshops and presentations from business professionals.
7/10/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alex Popichak, Editor-In-Chief of The Globe
"I’ve had the opportunity to cover political rallies, Pittsburgh's bicentennial ceremony, the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. and a little bit of everything in between."
7/7/2017 Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
Season to celebrate artistic journey as Playhouse prepares to move into new facility next year.
7/6/2017 Ed.D. Alumna Appointed Superintendent of Central Fulton School District
Michelle Hall earned a Ed.D. in leadership and administration in December 2016 from Point Park University
7/6/2017 SAEM Alumna and Student Work in VIP at NKOTB, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men Concert
Nicolette Jones and Ericka Thomas were selected to work at The Total Package Tour concert in Pittsburgh.
7/5/2017 Business Management Graduate Manages 43 Dunkin’ Donuts Throughout Pittsburgh Area
Meet Chelsea Halker, marketing and guest services manager for Heartland Restaurant Group.
7/5/2017 Musical Theatre Alumnus Connor Russell Stars as Flounder in Disney's The Little Mermaid
"My four years at Point Park were integral to my growth as an artist, so having the opportunity to come back years later to this city that has so many memories for me is very special," he said.
6/27/2017 Point Park's Dance Program Prepares Student for Giordano Dance Chicago Mentorship
"Between the rigorous training and the faculty who help you find your own path, you are leaving with so much in the bag. I feel so confident taking on this industry after studying at Point Park," she said.
6/22/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet KacieJo Brown, Public Relations and Advertising Major
"After getting admitted and taking a campus tour, I knew this school was the right choice for me."
6/22/2017 Focused on Fashion in Pittsburgh: SAEM Alumna is the Founder of Style412 Discussion Series
Meet Elysia Purnell, business development associate for Wall-to-Wall Studios and founder of Style412.
6/21/2017 Francesca Fronzaglio Receives Media Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship
"To be recognized for my hard work makes being a broadcast reporting student extremely worth it," she said.
6/20/2017 Broadcast Reporting Alumna Kelly Sasso is a News Anchor for WTAE-TV
"Get involved in extracurricular activities, complete as many internships as you can and watch closely to see what your peers are doing. Your experience at Point Park will be what you make it," Sasso said.
6/20/2017 HR Management Major Lands Summer Internship With Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute
Meet transfer student and human resources intern Lauren Androstic.
6/19/2017 Point Park University M.B.A. Alumnus Appointed New President of GAI Consultants
Meet Anthony Morrocco, a 2011 graduate of Point Park University's corporate on-site M.B.A. program.
6/15/2017 Point Park University Featured in 2017 Creative Colleges GuideBook
The book includes tips from real students on auditioning and preparing portfolios, admission essays and more.
6/15/2017 SAEM 2016 Alumna Named Manager of Artistic Operations for the Pittsburgh Symphony
Kimberly Prelosky earned a B.S. in sports, arts and entertainment management was involved with the Campus Activities Board, Honors Program, Alternative Spring Break and WPPJ Radio.
6/15/2017 Student Prepares to Be a Principal Through Online M.A. Educational Administration Program
Meet Shelby Noll, fully online graduate education student at Point Park University and seventh grade teacher at Highlands Middle School.
6/8/2017 Public Administration Instructor Elected to National EMS Board
Jill Oblak was elected to the National Association of EMS Educators 2017 Board of Directors.
6/6/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Bobby Bertha, Broadcast Production Major and New USG President
"Once I got involved with USG I saw how much good it does for the student body and the University. Now that I’ve been elected as President, I look forward helping the student body in any way I can."
6/6/2017 Students Meet With Senior Editors From Major Magazines at Creative Nonfiction Conference
The 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference was held on the Point Park University campus May 26-27.
6/1/2017 M.B.A. Classes Benefit 2017 Graduate Working for U.S. Department of the Treasury
Meet Oliha Grichang, contact representative for the Wage and Investment Division at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
6/1/2017 Photojournalism Program Equips Alumnus with Skills to Excel in the Real World
I design brochures, fliers and marketing collateral. I am also the in-house photographer and videographer. I was a good fit for this role because I was a well-rounded candidate with photography, writing and design skills.
5/31/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Amber Gordon, SAEM Major and Pioneer Ambassador
"One thing I didn't do at my own Pioneer Experience but wish I had was try to be more extroverted. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Walk up to a stranger and say hi!"
5/31/2017 Engineering Students Design New Annunciator Call System for Turtle Creek Fire Department
Residents in Turtle Creek Borough have experienced a greater sense of safety for the past two years, thanks to a thriving custom fire call annunciator system designed for the Turtle Creek Volunteer Fire Department by Point Park University electrical engineering technology students.
5/31/2017 Spring 2017 Issue of The Point Now Online
News about the Rowland School of Business, new Pittsburgh Playhouse, student athletes and much more!
5/30/2017 Chase and the Barons Win Hard Rock Battle of the Bands Pittsburgh Contest
Pioneer Records' newest band will go on to compete in the Hard Rock Rising regional contest.
5/25/2017 Point Park University Mourns the Loss of Student-Athlete Tyler Carter
Tyler Deshon Carter, a 19-year-old rising sophomore at Point Park University, died in a drowning accident on Wednesday, May 24, in Gulf Shores, Ala.
5/23/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alexandra Gradwell, SAEM Major & Washington Wild Things Summer Intern
"Find yourself in college. Do what makes you happy and take advantage of all the opportunities at your fingertips. The sky is the limit!"
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 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 Burns’ 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.
3/15/2016 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