Point Park Globe

IT students create database to help cinema casting directors

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

This week, the Information Technology (IT) department launched a database app designed at helping cinema students in casting roles for student productions. “We do a lot of courses where the output is a project,” Director of IT and Assistant Professor Mark Voortman Ph.D said. It can be games or i...

Governor Wolf Pays visit to CMI

Governor Wolf Pays visit to CMI

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

In an effort to hear from constituents and directly address gerrymandering and redistricting issues, Gov. Tom Wolf brought his non-partisan listening session to the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) last Thursday at 2 p.m. “I’m actually here at Point Park because the president and the folks at Point...

School of Comm. restructures journalism degree

School of Comm. restructures journalism degree

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor Emeritus

February 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

For students entering Point Park in the fall of 2019, the number of majors offered by the School of Communication will be fewer by four. In a consolidation passed Monday by the faculty assembly, the existing broadcast reporting, environmental journalism, journalism, mass communication and photojou...

USG finalizes club funding appeals, internal budget

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Monday afternoon’s United Student Government (USG) meeting was held in a largely empty Lawrence Hall Multipurpose Room. Five senators and six executive cabinet members convened to discuss budgeting and future initiatives for the governing body. Three senators and the deans of student life and stu...

Counseling director Taffie Bucci resigns

Counseling director Taffie Bucci resigns

Written By Matt Petras

January 30, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Effective Feb. 1, Taffie Bucci will resign as director of counseling services, citing her belief that the department is understaffed, originally revealed in December PublicSource reporting. “I’ll really miss the students,” Bucci told The Globe in her office Friday. The university has yet to ch...

Student government serves concerns to CulinArt dining director

Student government serves concerns to CulinArt dining director

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Terry Chavara, Director of Dining for CulinArt, stood before the United Student Government (USG) Monday prepared to work with the governing body on improving the food service experience at Point Park. Since becoming Point Park’s food service provider in August of 2016, CulinArt has faced scrutiny fro...

Professors weigh in on grade privacy and practices

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Professor James Leary was surprised to hear most professors do not draw awareness to students about grade privacy laws. “I would say that I probably think about it...oh God, I probably think about it multiple times a day, just in terms of student privacy,” Leary said. Leary, a part-time professo...

Phi Beta Lambda prepares to launch ‘Greek Week’ activities

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), Point Park’s only professional fraternity, is preparing to hold its second Phi Beta Lambda Week series of events this Sunday, Feb. 4. PBL Director of Marketing Emily Shahee described the purpose of Phi Beta Lambda Week, since this will only be the second year the club has b...

One year later, still marching on

One year later, still marching on

January 23, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS, PHOTOS

An estimated thousands of people marched through the streets of Pittsburgh Sunday to take a stand for women’s rights. The march marked the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald Trump and celebrated the second anniversary of the Pittsburgh Women’s March.

Simulation sheds light on poverty in Pittsburgh

Simulation sheds light on poverty in Pittsburgh

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-Elect

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A poverty simulation was held in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom last Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event, hosted by the Department of Community Engagement, pulled in a crowd of around 50 people - including both university students as well as members of the surrounding community.      Participan...

Pittsburgh Pirates President opens up about recent leadership challenges

Pittsburgh Pirates President opens up about recent leadership challenges

Written By Josh Croup, Editor Emeritus

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Days after the Pirates traded the face of their franchise, team president Frank Coonelly visited Point Park to highlight the recent leadership challenges his organization is facing. “Your timing is impeccable,” Coonelly joked to open his lecture. The Ed.D in Leadership and Administration and the ...

Third floor of West Penn opens for classes

Third floor of West Penn opens for classes

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The newly renovated third floor of West Penn opened for classes Monday in an effort to remedy the long elevator lines. “The goal was to make the lower floors of West Penn classrooms so that the building could be more efficient, it wouldn’t have long waiting lines for the elevator,” Elmer Burger,...