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CulinArt builds new offices

CulinArt builds new offices

Written By Andrew Brinker and Jordyn Hronec

February 19, 2019


Filed under NEWS

For many students, entering the Point Cafe this week came with a surprise - a construction site that took up the entire back right corner of the seating area. The small change to the campus landscape seemed to go up overnight, and appeared to be dedicated to building an entirely new room, which raise...

Pioneer Ambassador program makes changes

Written By Sarah Cronin, For The Globe

February 19, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The Pioneer Ambassador program is looking forward to new changes that are upcoming for the anticipated summer freshmen orientation. The changes in the program will require a need for 55 new Pioneer Ambassadors. In previous years, the orientation program at Point Park was a full summer program, consist...

Public Safety soon to update PointAlert

Written By Amanda Andrews, For The Globe

February 12, 2019


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Currently, there are 1,300 Point Park students registered with PointAlert and 400 more staff and faculty signed on according to Besong. However, student enrollment alone for the fall 2018 semester has been recorded at 4,099, so there are many who have decided against opting in for PointAlert. For junio...

Annual career and internship fair hosts employers

Written By Jordon Slobodinsky, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2019


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Over 80 employers convened in the Student Center Gym last week as Point Park held its annual career and internship fair. The event, which is hosted by the Career Development staff, serves as a meeting point for both students and employers alike. According to Cheryl Guyer, the internship coordinator for...

Student team places second at first GfK NextGen Data Science Hackathon contest

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

February 12, 2019


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A team of four Point Park students placed second in the inaugural GfK NextGen Data Science Hackathon Competition. GfK, short for the company’s tagline “Growth from Knowledge,” is a global market research company that connects data and science to answer questions from businesses concerning consumer...

USG meets with Provost

Written By Mitchell Drake, USG Beat Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) met today to discuss issues with Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Provost John Pearson and Assistant Provost Jonas Prida in an unexpectedly long two-hour legislative body meeting. Pearson opened the floor to answer various questions and complaints with his dep...

University quietly cuts desk attendant hours

Written By Andrew Brinker, Co-News Editor

February 5, 2019


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Point Park has announced a new change in building security, specifically in Lawrence, Thayer and Academic Halls. Over winter break Point Park University administration addressed an email to all students, faculty and staff entitled “Change in After Hour Entry Procedures – Spring 2019.” The email ...

Extreme temperatures blast Pittsburgh, then recede

Extreme temperatures blast Pittsburgh, then recede

Written By Hayley Keys, For The Globe

February 5, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Point Park also hosts a little over 1,000 students who live on campus and another 3,000+ who commute to campus every day. Cold weather poses the greatest threat to those individuals. Michael Gieseke, Dean of Student Life also helps determine if the university will close. “Everyone has to determine for themselves whether conditions in their own...

USG talks maintenance, work orders

Written By Mitchell Drake, USG Beat Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) met in the JVH Auditorium to discuss safety and maintenance concerns with the Vice President of Operations for Point Park University Physical Plant Chris Hill. Hill visited the legislative body meeting to discuss the various concerns about recent maintenance-relate...

Senior cinema students create P4 film projects

Senior cinema students create P4 film projects

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS

For many seniors, the spring semester is a time to focus on life post-graduation. But for cinema students, it’s an even busier time, as shooting for many students’ P4 projects is currently underway. In the cinema department, students take a production class each year and create a film project ...

Honors program gears up for Valentine flower sale

Written By Sara Cronin, For The Globe

February 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the Honors Program is preparing for another successful flower delivery fundraising event. This year’s event will mark the program’s seventh year of delivering decorated bouquets and flowers throughout the downtown area. The Honors Program partners with Blumengarte...

Health Center head nurse resigns from position mid-flu season

Written By Sara Cronin, For The Globe

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Student Health nurse, Katie Leslie, resigned from her position at Point Park two weeks before the end of the 2018 fall semester. “The previous nurse was unable to continue doing the job, but it was nothing job-related,” Stephanie Wertz said, who is the administrative assistant at the Student Health Ce...