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Dance department holds meeting to discuss eating disorders

Written By Kimmie Prokurat

September 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As the demand for dancers to have a slim body persist, the new dance department chair kicked off the school year with a mandatory meeting for all dance majors centered on eating disorders. Garfield Lemonius implemented this presentation with the Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders in Oakland to ...

Sex offender arrested on campus

Sex offender arrested on campus

Written By Nikole Kost, Photo Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

A registered sex offender lurking outside of a dance class in Lawrence Hall led to charges of aggravated assault with campus and city authorities on Sept. 7, according to Point Park’s crime report. Tyler Kerbel, a sophomore dance major, recalled one of his friends telling a story about suspect Dalbert...

Food insecurity pantry opens near Point Café

Written By Shelby Fink, Copy Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A no-cost supplemental food program provided by the university, dubbed “Pioneer Pantry,” officially opened its doors Sept. 7.    The program debuts after a year of discussing and planning from Point Park’s Department of Community Engagement. “Pioneer Pantry is available to anyone with a c...

CMI celebrates first birthday

CMI celebrates first birthday

Written By Hannah Walden, Copy Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Center for Media Innovation (CMI) celebrates its one year anniversary on Sept. 13, while the celebration itself landed on Sept. 12. “I’m really proud of these students and everything that they’ve done,” Director of the CMI Andrew Conte said. “When the CMI was open, its first start w...

Potential Blackboard replacement “Schoology” launches in trial classes

Potential Blackboard replacement “Schoology” launches in trial classes

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Seven pilot courses launched this semester to test Schoology, a potential replacement learning management system (LMS) for Blackboard. Founded in 2008, Executive Director of Point Park Online Nelson Chipman referred to Schoology as the “Facebook of LMSs.” “I say it’s the equivalent of goin...

Board of Trustees sides with President

Board of Trustees sides with President

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Board of Trustees Chair Joseph Greco told the United Student Government (USG) that the board stands behind its president during the legislative body’s meeting Monday. “The Board finds that the concerns raised in the faculty letter of August 25th do not support the discipline of Paul Hennigan as ...

Starbucks plans still brewing

Starbucks plans still brewing

Written By Casey Hoolahan, Social Media Coordinator

September 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As the fall semester begins, there is no official set opening date for the new campus Starbucks location, leaving students without their caffeine fix. In May, the university announced to students via email that the campus Starbucks would be moving locations to 100 Wood St., formerly home to the Hundred ...

On-campus housing not guaranteed to late applicants

On-campus housing not guaranteed to late applicants

Written By Victoria Bails

September 5, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Some students will be starting off this term on the waiting list for housing after applying for housing after the due date. “I am filled to capacity, and we do not guarantee housing after July 15,” Assistant Dean of Student Life Janet Evans said. Evans still has about six people on the waiting...

New dance chair pointes toward success

New dance chair pointes toward success

Written By Miriah Auth

September 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

For the first time in university history, the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) appointed an African-American to serve as the chair of the dance department. Former dance department head Rubén Graciani’s last day as the department chair was June 30. That is when Garfield Lemonius took over t...

No-confidence vote passed against university president

No-confidence vote passed against university president

Written By Josh Croup, Editor Emeritus

August 29, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

A new re-count from last week’s vote of no-confidence for university President Paul Hennigan revealed greater support for the motion than originally believed. Early results of a no-confidence vote from Faculty Assembly members said the vote passed with 53 percent in favor of issuing the vote, 44 ...

Library turns page with renovation

Library turns page with renovation

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park’s library quietly began a new chapter when it debuted its addition this summer. The addition is accessed through the basement The addition is accessed through the basement of the University Center and houses the library’s DVD collection, periodicals and extensive collection of musical scores. “We moved som...

Campus security app launched

Campus security app launched

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

With the start of the 2017 school year, the Point Park Police Department is implementing an anonymous tip app to create a safer campus environment. “I wanted to add another feature for faculty, staff and especially students,” Chief of Police Jeffrey Besong said. “I think it helps the students...