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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 »

Seniors welcomed into the classroom

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Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
December 2, 2013

For more than 30 years, Pitt-Johnstown faculty has welcomed senior citizens into the classroom. The Learning Plus program offers UPJ credit courses to Johnstown citizens aged 55 and older at no cost. Alumni and Community Relations Executive Director Robert Knipple said the program began as the Sixty-Plus... Read more »

Some boots aren’t made for walking

Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
December 2, 2013

By spring, some freshmen walk around Pitt-Johnstown’s campus with tattered, worn shoes that have seen much better days. Senior Jennifer Rightnour said she knows the exact number, four, of pairs of shoes she’s ruined by wearing them through a UPJ winter. “Two pairs of Ugg boots, a pair of Coach... Read more »

Heroes honored for their sacrifices

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Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
December 2, 2013

Sgt. Christopher McCreary, a Pennsylvania Army National Guard member and Pitt-Johnstown student who has returned from deployment in Afghanistan, led a Veterans Day evening ceremony Nov. 11 with the Pledge of Allegiance at the campus Heroes Memorial. Head of the Pitt-Johnstown Wounded Warrior Initiative... Read more »

Psych experiments help for the future

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Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
November 14, 2013

Psychology experiments are common to Pitt-Johnstown psychology majors, and the studies influence their future more than one might expect. UPJ graduate and current University of Toledo graduate student Monica Rohrabaugh conducted UPJ research that lead her to specialize in forensic developmental psychology. At... Read more »

Looking to find Mother Teresa’s legacy

Ashley Bach, Contributing Writer
November 14, 2013

Kristen Majocha was once a Duquense Unversity graduate student, writing her dissertation on prophetic rhetoric, with Mother Teresa as a case study. Once completed, her dissertation adviser suggested Majocha do follow-up research. Last summer she decided to take her adviser’s advice and sought remnants... Read more »

So many programs planned by RA’s

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Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
November 14, 2013

Each year, Pitt-Johnstown Housing staff members conduct programs  to keep residents informed and involved. Oak Hall Resident Director Nolan McGuire said that, each semester, budgets are set for programs to cover expenses. He said that, if a resident director has a program idea, they must get it approved... Read more »

ROTC registration gets easier for UPJ

Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
November 8, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program is now easier to sign-up for with the introduction of CourseWeb registration. Junior Platoon Sgt. Andrew Scott is a student as well as a Platoon leader, who conducts physical-training exercises in the morning. He said this is the first year that... Read more »

Students get a taste of Brazilian food

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
November 8, 2013

Chef Maira Nogueira de Paula Eduardo prepared the cafeteria meal of the month Oct. 28. Maira, a Sodexo employee from Sao Paulo, Brazil, cooked at Pitt-Johnstown as part of a month-long college tour with the Global Chef Program. “(Sodexo) exchanges chefs (from different countries) within the program,”... Read more »

Dancers perform in large numbers

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Brianne Fleming, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013

Not only is Pitt-Johnstown Dance Ensemble one of the largest campus organizations, but members said it is a way to meet more students and dance off stress. UPJ junior and Dance Ensemble first-year president Cassie LaFramboise said, according to the organization’s roster, there are 100 members this... Read more »