Point Park Globe

USG Election 2018: Presidential and VP candidates

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-Elect

March 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Presidential Candidates: Hayley Hoffman says that if she were elected United Student Government (USG) president, she would be the connecting voice between the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) and the rest of the University. “I can see students within COPA struggling without that voice; they ...

Tickets on Sale for Playhouse “Lights Out”

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Alumni, students, staff and the public will gather at the Pittsburgh Playhouse June 18 to bid the building a final farewell with a “Lights Out” celebration. The celebration will be held for those who wish to say goodbye to the Pittsburgh Playhouse one last time before the lights are shut off fo...

USG grants more than $1,000 in appeals, discusses election

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

United Student Government (USG) spent its Monday meeting discussing club appeals and Wednesday’s debate. In all, six clubs were allocated additional funds after petitioning the Finance Committee: Advertising Federation/Public Relations Student Society of America, All Things Horror, Her Campus, Phi...

USG refuses all trip funding proposals

USG refuses all trip funding proposals

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

In its final regular funding meeting of the school year, Point Park’s United Student Government (USG) allocated more than $14,000 to student organizations and appointed a new rules committee chairman. Across the board, USG cut each food request in half and denied funding for trips and conferences d...

Future educators spread the word to end the word

Future educators spread the word to end the word

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-Elect

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Future Educators of America (FEA) collected signatures from passing students and staff in Lawrence Hall lobby last Wednesday afternoon for a four-hour stretch to encourage pledges to use more tolerant speech and stop using the “r-word.” The annual campaign is part of a national effort by the Speci...

Opioid Epidemic confronted in panel

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Monday night in Lawrence Hall 200, members of the Department of Community Engagement hosted Light of Life Ministries for a panel discussion, art installation and film screening addressing the opioid epidemic in the Pittsburgh area. As part of the Department of Community Engagement’s Creative Conversation...

#MeToo panel draws in packed Ballroom

#MeToo panel draws in packed Ballroom

Written By Nikole Kost, News Photo Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A crowd of approximately 150 community members gathered in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom last Thursday for the #MeToo Panel. The panel, sponsored by the Center of Media Innovation (CMI), was originally postponed due to inclement weather. “It’s such an important discussion that’s taking place across the country and so...

Trump endorses Saccone in Moon

Trump endorses Saccone in Moon

Written By Nikole Kost, News Photo Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS

President Donald J. Trump holds a rally for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township on Saturday, March 10. Saccone is campaigning against Democratic Congressional candidate Conor Lamb for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district on Tuesday, March 13....

Faculty aims to push diversity

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-A&E Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Stanley Denton described the experience of going into an elementary school with no black male teachers. “This one little white boy came running up to me. He was the first person to greet me,” Denton said. “‘Hi, what’s your name?’ And I told him. He said, ‘Are you going to be our custod...

SAEM and honors students spend spring break in New York City

SAEM and honors students spend spring break in New York City

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor Elect

March 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Honors and sports, arts and entertainment (SAEM) students utilized their spring break as an opportunity to explore New York City. The two groups, including 18 honors students, seven SAEM students and one SAEM alumna took a coach bus Wednesday morning to the Big Apple to broaden their cultural horizon...

USG Parliamentarian resigns, nomination announced

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Notably absent from this week’s United Student Government (USG) meeting in the Lawrence Hall multipurpose room was Parliamentarian Zac Seymour. Seymour resigned Sunday, citing an internship opportunity with an advertising agency. Seymour was elected to represent the School of Communication his fre...