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Varsity cafe to hold Valentine’s concert

Bri Aultz, Copy Editor
February 12, 2014

Love, music and a rich food aroma are to be in the air St. Valentine’s Day at Pitt-Johnstown. Valentine’s Day dinner, the meal of the month, is to be held Thursday at Heritage Hall in the Living Learning Center. In addition to the meal, Dustin Hatzenbuhler, a former competitor on “The Voice”... Read more »

Club members to attend convention

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Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
February 12, 2014

Volunteering can pay off, at least for Pitt-Johnstown’s Role Playing Club members. According to the group’s president, senior Patrick Farabaugh, because club members are to volunteer at a convention, called Tonashiicon, they are to get free admission. The convention is to be held March 1 at West... Read more »

Greeks excelling at community service

Nathan Bottiger, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown fraternity and sorority members focus on more than just their social lives and gatherings, with some striving to go above and beyond for their community. Sigma Tau Gamma President Joseph Rizkalla, junior, said his fraternity members recorded between 200 and 250 service hours last semester. Rizkalla... Read more »

Chinese New Year celebrated at UPJ

Andy Hsiao Chung, Managing Editor
February 7, 2014

The annual Chinese New Year’s program was held Friday in the Cambria Room to celebrate the year of the horse. This year, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association teamed up with Pitt-Johnstown Real World Interest Groups, who provided partial funds for food and one performance number. Association... Read more »

Students to learn in Ecuador classes

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Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
February 7, 2014

This spring break, several students are to spend time in Ecuador. Associate professor Skip Glenn is to head the trip. He will be assisted by Tod Swanson of The Andes School in Ecuador’s CEO. Priority seating was given to business and communication majors. They are to travel to Quito, Papallacta and... Read more »

Student displays playwriting prowess

Student Ty Quillon performs in the “Dream Play” last semester.

Briana Aultz, Copy Editor
January 31, 2014

Junior Ty Quillon has had two original plays selected for a four-play festival of directed- and acted performances. “Dying to See You,” an afterlife-themed work, is to be performed at the festival called Golgonooza. In addition, Quillon’s “Black Friday from Hell,” a farce about retail workers,... Read more »

Students are sacrificing spring break

Nathan Bottiger, Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2014

Some Pitt-Johnstown students plan to use their spring break to help those less fortunate. Habitat for Humanity members  are planning to make their annual trip with some assistance from campus ministries. Two charter busses are to take students to Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida with approximately... Read more »

Ensemble stepping out this weekend

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Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
January 31, 2014

Dance Ensemble members are to offer their annual performance Friday and Saturday. Dancers start their practices during the second week of September according to Dance Ensemble President junior Cassie LaFramboise. “The (practices) take place in the Wellness Center and in the Living/Learning Center,... Read more »

Commuters get a day of appreciation

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Amstrid Gomez, Features Editor
January 24, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown commuter students had a day dedicated to them last Wednesday. Prizes were given throughout the day with the top prize being two $80 2014/2015 parking permits. The parking permit winners were freshman Mariah Fabian and sophomore Russell Vermecky. Fabian, who lives in Somerset, said she... Read more »

New advertisements used for recruitment

Ashley Emanuel, Staff Writer
January 24, 2014

Admissions officers and Pitt-Johnstown students are trying out new strategies and techniques to recruit potential students. “The newer (techniques) the university has implemented to improve advertising (include): short graphic novels that are much like comic clips that are placed in the Tribune-Democrat... Read more »