Thursday, July 5, 2018
Based on its student-centered approach to teaching and unique learning environment, Point Park University has once again been named among the Colleges of Distinction, both nationally and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
"Without the knowledge I acquired in my animation classes on various programs, I would not be able to understand what Animal staff are referring to when discussing projects in meetings or when new design techniques are being taught to me," Ondik said.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Accounting students Andre Bennett and Jenna Herman were awarded $4,000 and $3,000 scholarships, respectively, from the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation, part of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
"Multimedia has given me the tools to make self-expression a feasible career. Whether it’s through podcasts, photography, or film, I can take the knowledge I’ve gained through my major and transform it into a sellable product"
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
More than 400 elementary students came to Point Park University May 18 for a STEM education event led by Remake Learning, a network that ignites engaging, relevant and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Fourteen sports, arts and entertainment management students met award-winning, renowned actress and comedian Carol Burnett while working as mic handlers at her Heinz Hall show May 6 in Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre welcomed SAEM Chair and Assistant Professor Paige Beal, M.B.A., as a panelist for their seminar titled "What are se Selling ... and to Whom?" held at the Cabaret at Theatre Square in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Professors Patrick Mulvihill, D.Ed., and Elaine Luther, D.Sc., were so impressed with the business plan Kylie Archibeque, Faith Boyes, Katlin McArdle and Megan Paez presented in their Introduction to Business course that they encouraged them to pitch it at Shark Tank’s open casting call March 28.
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Student Human Resources Association at Point Park University focused on the importance of networking in the human resources field in their latest panel discussion held March 19.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts hosted 1,300 young artists from Australia, Canada, Taiwan and across the United States for the 2018 National High School Dance Festival Feb. 28 - March 4.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Ed Traversari, M.B.A., was among a group from Pittsburgh selected to attend the 2018 Sociable City Summit hosted by the Responsibility Hospitality Institute Feb. 18-20 in New Orleans.
”Visiting campus and talking to professors about the opportunities available to students sealed the deal for me. From the moment I set foot on campus, I knew that Point Park was the right school for me."
Friday, December 1, 2017
Point Park University accounting student team of Andre Bennett, Adrea Coates and Andre Lowery were named finalists at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants/Pittsburgh Institute of Internal Auditors Case Study Competition Nov. 2.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
In their roles at The Andy Warhol Museum, alumnae Charlene Bidula and Lena Tavoletti are directly applying the knowledge and skills they gained in the sports, arts and entertainment management classes at Point Park University.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace was the focus of a human resources panel discussion hosted on campus Oct. 30 by Point Park University's Student Human Resource Association, Black Student Union and Honors Student Organization.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
SAEM students worked at the Thrival Festival, a two-day outdoor live music experience in Pittsburgh's East End, and at a live taping of the The Price is Right show at Heinz Hall.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Paige Beal, M.B.A., assistant professor and chair of the sports, arts and entertainment management department at Point Park University, co-chaired the Marketing Management Association Fall Educators' Conference, Sept. 20-22 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Friday, September 22, 2017
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.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
"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.
"The classes I took required that I go out and shoot and write stories on tight deadlines - sometimes solo, sometimes in a team - which is the exact skill you need when you take your first job," said Sasso.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Point Park University students heard directly from senior editors working for major magazines such as Esquire, Harper's, The Atlantic, Paris Review, Creative Nonfiction, The New York Times Magazine and more at the 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference.
Monday, April 3, 2017
More than 60 college students throughout the Pittsburgh region attended the 2017 Student Summit "Looking Forward - Combatting Sexual Violence On Campus" hosted at Point Park University March 25.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
"Thanks to my knowledgeable professors and hands-on classes at Point Park University, I am living my dream! I am currently a television news anchor and reporter in my hometown viewing area, a station I grew up watching," she said.
"My favorite professor is Gregory Rogers because he’s so down to earth. He would bend over backwards for any of his students, and he makes class more interesting with the stories he tells about his experience with the Secret Service."
Friday, October 21, 2016
Meet Aster Teclay, Moving to Work and Special Projects Senior Project Manager for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and Co-Founder and Director of Finance of Invest In Her
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Recruiters from 110 business and organizations throughout the Pittsburgh area came to Point Park Sept. 27 looking to hire full-and part-time employees, as well as interns, for a variety of positions.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Point Park University has earned national recognition as a 2016-2017 College of Distinction for its innovative application of high-level learning and professional development within its more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
School of Business undergraduate students Jaron Andrechak, Kylie Koch and Caitlin Leasure, along with M.B.A. alumna Rachel Vigliotti, were selected to work in VIP services at the Coldplay concert August 5.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
As the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the Stanley Cup June 12, several Point Park University alumni and students had a lot to celebrate — including the experience of working or interning for a championship professional sports team.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
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®.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
"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," she said.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Pioneer Records launched its Out of the Woodwork Concert Series Jan. 28 at Hundred Wood, a gastro-pub restaurant located on Point Park University's campus in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
"My Point Park experience is truly memorable. The people I've met, the friends I've made and the teachers who had to put up with me made my experience. Learning from professors who truly care about you is the best experience any student could ask for," he said.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Students from Pittsburgh Taylor Allderdice High School took a field trip to Point Park's CSI House Oct. 27 to gain some hands-on crime scene investigation experience, see science in action and explore potential career paths in forensic science.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
"Point Park is a dynamic and creative place that is bursting with opportunity and excitement. Considering the city environment, industry-seasoned professors and dedication to hands-on learning, Point Park was the ideal fit for me," she said.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Christian Carmody, School of Business instructor helped Erika Jones, information technology
graduate, obtain a position with ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Post-baccalaureate secondary education biological sciences student Andrew Rauluk recently earned the ETS Recognition of Excellence Award for his outstanding performance on the Praxis® II test.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Penguins hockey fan Amber Montz always wanted to attend college in Pittsburgh. Her interest grew after watching a commercial about Point Park University on ROOT Sports at home with her dad in Fayetteville, N.C.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Point Park University conferred master's degrees on 175 students taking part in the annual Hooding and Degree Conferral ceremony on Sunday, April 26, at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Hannah Jenkins, the first artist featured on Point Park's new record label, Pioneer Records, performed live for a crowd full of students, faculty, staff, news media and the public in Village Park April 17.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Twenty-eight students from Montour, Rochester, Shaler and South Allegheny high schools engaged in fun, hands-on activities focusing on probability and statistics at Point Park University's Annual Mathematics Symposium April
Thursday, March 5, 2015
"Point Park sits in the center of a city full of so many different types of media, and the University is highly regarded by professionals working within those media. Because of that, there are a multitude of working media members teaching at Point Park, and that is an experience like no other," she said.
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Third Annual Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium focused on the marginalization of human rights by examining the issue through a variety of disciplines including psychology, humanities, journalism and the arts.
Friday, January 30, 2015
"Point Park offers a smorgasbord of opportunities for students to make an impact in the community. You'll grow, learn and leave Point Park with so much more than a degree. I know I did," said Richelle Szypulski.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Point Park is welcoming the largest freshman class in the University's history for fall semester, with 633 U.S. and international students starting their college careers on campus in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Monday, June 30, 2014
During the six-day program, students from high schools across the Pittsburgh region learned about accounting as a career choice, how to start a business, financial literacy, the art of public speaking, business etiquette and more.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Sports, arts and entertainment management alumni Craig Woolridge and Evan Schall, along with cinema production graduate Jayme Jennings, interned at New Perspective Communications Agency spring 2014.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Point Park University welcomed approximately 100 high school students to campus May 7 for a conference focusing on the need for more black male teachers in America's schools as well as the various opportunities and benefits the teaching profession offers.
Monday, October 28, 2013
The Prague Writers' Festival, an international gathering of writers, poets, historians and journalists, took place in the United States for the first time ever - and it was hosted by Point Park University.
Friday, August 16, 2013
"The hands-on approach appealed to me and I was very impressed with the newsroom atmosphere. I liked the small class sizes offered and personal relationships I was able to build with my instructors. The urban campus offered me so many opportunities to network with media professionals and build a competitive portfolio," she said.
Friday, November 30, 2012
For the past seven weeks, Point Park education majors in the "Methods of Teaching Social Science" course taught by Christal Chaney, Ph.D., have been working directly with preschool and elementary students from the Three Hierarchs Eastern Orthodox School in Heidelberg, Pa.