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Pa. Secretary of Education speaks with organization student leaders

Pa. Secretary of Education speaks with organization student leaders

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

November 6, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, visited campus. Secretary Rivera was the keynote speaker Friday evening at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Gala Dinner at the Edgewood Country Club, but he made time to stop by the univers...

Strip District shuttles briefly cancelled amidst roadwork

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

November 6, 2019

This past Saturday, the shuttles that run through the Strip District were canceled due to road work and closures. The university offers shuttles that run throughout the city both during the week and specifically on weekends. These shuttles offer students an escape from downtown and the opportunity to...

USG hosts Director of IT Department Tim Wilson

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

November 6, 2019

The United Student Government (USG) heard from Tim Wilson, the director of the IT department, in their meeting on Nov. 4. The meeting was chaired by the President Pro-Tempore Grace Tyler Frank-Rempel, as Vice President Alexa Lake was absent. Wilson discussed changes to come to IT, changes to Point Park...

CAB’s annual Halloween Dance changes venue

CAB’s annual Halloween Dance changes venue

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

November 6, 2019

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) held its annual Halloween Dance this past weekend. Unlike past years, the dance was held in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom rather than an independent venue. The dance was originally going to be held in the Flashlight Factory on the North Side with tickets on sale for $5. It was announced t...

President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh draws protesters

President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh draws protesters

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 30, 2019

If you were walking in the downtown area last Wednesday, you may have noticed something was a little off, especially once you hit the Cultural District. The entirety of the block surrounding the David Lawrence Convention Center was sectioned off by multiple police cars from three different ends. Pr...

USG hosts Chief Besong as speaker

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

October 30, 2019

In a highly anticipated guest speaker event, The United Student Government of Point Park University (USG) welcomed Chief Jeffrey Besong and Deputy Chief Nicholas Black to speak on behalf of the Point Park Police and to answer questions from the legislative body. Besong began by talking about the turnstiles...

Self-defense class offered for students

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

October 30, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25, Future Educators of America hosted a self-defense class for students. The event took place in a racquetball room in the Student Center and was run by Kathy Kluk, a teacher at Krav Maga Pittsburgh. “What Krav Maga literally means is close combat,” Kluk said. “It relies on your...

Counseling Center introduces racial trauma therapy

Written By Nardos Haile, For The Globe

October 30, 2019

Point Park’s Counseling Center will facilitate Healing Through Hearing, a racial trauma therapy group for black students this year. The group came to fruition through Kim Champion, a doctoral student working for the counseling center. When writing her dissertation, Champion found research about rac...

Mindfulness Workshops see success in student usage

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

October 30, 2019

The University Counseling Center has officially offered Mindfulness Workshops for three semesters. The workshops give students the opportunity to practice mindfulness in a relaxed, group setting with no commitment. Kurt Kumler, Director of the Counseling Center, said the main goal of the workshops i...

The Media Innovator Speaker Series continues

The Media Innovator Speaker Series continues

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

October 23, 2019

Quil Lawrence is a National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent who covers veteran affairs around the world. On Oct. 17, as part of the Media Innovators Speaker Series, Lawrence visited the Pittsburgh Playhouse to talk to students and educators about his experience as a journalist.  Lawrence said he spent many years acting as a forei...

USG passes Fall II Budget Allocation

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

October 23, 2019

In this week’s legislative body meeting, the United Student Government (USG) met with several changes. To start, this was the first meeting of the semester that was not held in the JVH. It was instead held in Lawrence 200. The aim of was to be more visible to students walking by. This was also the...