Point Park Globe

Seventh floor caught in hot water after pipe joint burst

Seventh floor caught in hot water after pipe joint burst

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Vanessa Vivas and Mya Burns were working on homework on the seventh floor of Lawrence Hall Thursday night when Burns heard a loud noise followed by a rushing sound. “There was a really loud noise that sounded like an air conditioner,” Burns said Thursday. “Sometimes the air conditioning is really loud in...

Mayor of Pittsburgh holds town hall with students

Mayor of Pittsburgh holds town hall with students

Written By Nikole Kost, Photo Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Department of Education hosted Mayor Bill Peduto as a guest speaker on Oct. 3 in Lawrence Hall’s Ballroom. “We would like our students who are studying leadership to have the ability to talk to him in a setting where they can ask him questions about how he’s proceeding,” Dr. Eric Stennett,...

Families gather on campus over the weekend for packed schedule of events

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

From a trip to the zoo, athletic events and a night of java and jazz in Village Park, families from near and far took part in Point Park’s annual Family Weekend festivities. The weekend events kicked off at Highmark Stadium as the men’s and women’s soccer teams faced Midway University in a p...

USG discusses general housekeeping

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Returning to the seventh floor of the Student Center after last week’s meeting in Lawrence Hall 200, United Student Government (USG) discussed the upcoming budget period and the next guest speaker to appear in front of the student body. USG Treasurer Josh Croup announced the opening of application...

Fitness program aimed at clubs provides wide range of workouts

Written By Sarah Pais

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Fitness on Demand has returned new and improved and now offers more options for workouts. The program is open to everyone, but according to Parker Werns, the Coordinator of Student Programming, the Student Center is hoping for clubs to take advantage of the space and programs. Werns described in ...

USG reviews future campus expansion

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

In one of four meetings held in the Lawrence Hall multipurpose room, the United Student Government (USG) discussed the state of the new Playhouse along with other campus renovations made over the summer. Chris Hill, Vice President of Operations in the Physical Plant, spoke to the legislative body and s...

Talk Back Series makes debut with hip-hop artist and activist

Talk Back Series makes debut with hip-hop artist and activist

Written By Carley Bonk, Co-Features Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

“Talk Back Series” is the Center of Media Innovation’s and Pittsburgh Playhouse’s newest endeavor. Jasiri X, a Pittsburgh-based hip-hop artist and activist, kicked off the conversation last Tuesday evening in the Rauh Theatre by sharing his experiences fighting for racial equality. Events such as ...

Chief of Police addresses USG

Chief of Police addresses USG

Written By Hannah Walden, Copy Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Assistant Vice President of Public Safety and Chief of Police Jeffrey Besong answered questions on Monday from members of United Student Government (USG) about campus safety and security during the weekly meeting. “I am here to answer any questions you may have in regards to public safety, in its...

USG Bike Program a free way for students to pedal around town

Written By Briana Walton

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) offers a free daily bike rental service on the fourth floor of the Student Center that is not new to the university, but may be new to underclassmen. Sabrina Bodon, a junior journalism major, and USG’s press secretary explains why the student government offers f...

Lawrence Hall now locked 24/7

Written By Nikole Kost, Photo Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Lawrence Hall will remain locked at all times after the latest review of the safety and security protocols for campus. Jeffrey Besong, Chief of Point Park’s Police Department sent a statement via email to all community members on Friday, Sept. 22 that stated: “The Public Safety Department const...

Photojournalist BP Miller speaks to NPPA chapter

Photojournalist BP Miller speaks to NPPA chapter

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Mid-Atlantic Chair for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), B.P. Miller, visited the Point Park Chapter of the NPPA on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Chapter members gathered in the Center for Media Innovation to listen to Miller give a presentation on photojournalism, his personal experience in the ...

Most students not alert with PointAlert

Most students not alert with PointAlert

Written By Hattie Charney

September 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Public Safety did not issue a PointALERT regarding the arrest of a sex offender in Lawrence Hall on Sept. 7. According to Public Safety, less than half of the student body is signed up to receive any PointALERT updates. Kristin Bichteman, a sophomore sports, arts and entertainment management major, ...