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Author advises students to seek adventure

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Author advises students to seek adventure

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Jennifer Steil has never shied away from an adventure. Whether it was moving to Yemen to become a newspaper editor, marrying a British ambassador or being kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen she has taken it all in stride. The actor, journalist and award-winning author spoke to Point Park University […]

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Facts inspire author’s fiction: Campus event Thursday

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Facts inspire author’s fiction: Campus event Thursday

By Karly Rivera, courtesy of  The Globe: Jennifer Steil, the wife of a British Ambassador, found she was living in a new “weird world” and that inspired her to write a fictional novel. She will be speaking about the experience in Point Park University’s JVH Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Aug. 27 (register to attend: http://ambassadorswife.eventbrite.com). […]

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Future of drone policies up in the air

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Future of drone policies up in the air

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service:   When Pedro Rivera happened upon a fatal car crash in Hartford, Conn., he used his personal drone to take aerial footage of the scene. That led to the loss of his job. Drone technology made headlines in January when one crashed on the White House lawn. And […]

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The Ambassador’s Wife @ Point Park

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Ambassador’s Wife @ Point Park

Marie Claire ranks Jennifer Steil’s latest book, “The Ambassador’s Wife,” among the “buzziest” books of the summer 2015. It already has won the Best Novel award in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. And now Anne Hathaway has signed on to play the novel’s lead character in a television series. Steil visits Point Park University on Thursday, […]

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Point Park in Spain

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Point Park in Spain

Our former apprentice Sara Payne is in Spain and Portugal this month with Point Park University’s International Media course. She and other journalism students are blogging about their experiences. Here are some snippets from their travels… Sara Payne “There are so many nuances that a foreign visitor to the bullfighting ring might miss. The crowd is […]

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WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Thursday, April 23: French authorities seek more info on thwarted terrorist attack; USG announces top officers for 2015-16 school year.         Tuesday, April 21: Former president of Egypt sentenced; 6 Baltimore police officers suspended after man’s death; city’s bike-share program won’t […]

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Social media turns trendy at Point Park event

| March 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
Social media turns trendy at Point Park event

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Twitter lit up Tuesday in Pittsburgh with a trending topic about #Burgh @ Point Park, a social media strategy workshop at Point Park University. The sold-out event featured a presentation by keynote speaker Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well […]

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#Burgh @ Point Park features social media leaders

| March 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
#Burgh @ Point Park features social media leaders

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Sree Sreenivasan spends up to six minutes composing every tweet he sends. “It shocks people when I tell them how much thought I put into each post,” said Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. “I write every post like it’s the […]

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‘Dance Moms’ choreographer celebrates lifetime of dance

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Dance Moms’ choreographer celebrates lifetime of dance

By Madeline VanHorn, Point Park News Service: Gianna Martello, 25, of Forest Hills, works as a choreographer at the Abby Lee Dance Company and can be seen on Lifetime’s hit series “Dance Moms.” Martello graduated from Point Park University in 2011 with a degree in advertising and public relations. Q: How long have you been […]

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Pets in dorms: Is stress reduction worth the hassle?

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pets in dorms: Is stress reduction worth the hassle?

By Emily Yount, Point Park News Service: Point Park University student Gianna Annesi wants to move off campus as soon as possible. The 18-year-old freshman dance major has no problems with her dorm, roommate or meal plan — but misses her cat, Bella, who is back home in Syracuse, N.Y., nearly 400 miles away. Annesi said her […]

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