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Campus guides introduce new arrivals

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Kylie Truscello, Staff Writer
March 26, 2013

Every year, hundreds of prospective students visit UPJ and many decide to pursue their education at Pitt-Johnstown. Student Tour Guides and Admissions Representatives conduct one-hour campus tours for potential students each week. The guides try to be knowledgeable about housing, majors and faculty along... Read more »

$360,000 sought for Log Cabin overhaul

Miranda Huber, Contributing Writer
March 26, 2013

UPJ’s Log Cabin, behind the Wellness Center, was built in 1972 and has offered a stage for musicians like Joan Jett and The Police. Students used to attend events at the cabin, including the Mr. UPJ pageant, Winter Carnival and Christmas Dinner dances. It is the only campus building constructed exclusively... Read more »

Man finds friend in Gary the grouse

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Brandon Zeris, Editor-in-Chief
March 6, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown Machine Shop Manager Bob Timulak met a peculiar companion in mid-October in the woods about a mile down the road from his Jennerstown area home. Bob considers him a friend who he calls Gary. His friend is about the size of a football. He’s quiet and has brown feathers, which makes him... Read more »

Ministries strengthen community, faith

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Sean Sauro, Managing Editor
March 6, 2013

Mainstream media often depicts college students as booze-guzzling, mischief-making delinquents, but a number of Pitt-Johnstown student organizations are working to defy negative connotations. Pitt-Johnstown Campus Ministries, representing both Protestant and Catholic faiths, along with other campus religious... Read more »

Faculty dress code preference differs

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Amstrid Gomez, Copy Editor
February 26, 2013

At Pitt-Johnstown, there is no formal dress code for professors or staff members, though most choose to wear business casual attire. Housing and Residence Life Administrative Assistant Karen Barrick said that she prefers to dress in  business casual clothing because she is not a dressy person. “I... Read more »

Microphone attracts UPJ band, crowd

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Eric Kieta, Staff Writer
February 26, 2013

The beer was flowing, and the bar was packed Thursday night as many as 75 Pitt-Johnstown students gathered at the Windber Hotel to hear live music. Every Thursday, Windber Hotel managers welcome musicians to display their talents on stage during their open-microphone night, according to Windber Hotel... Read more »

Fraternity members to host autism walk

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
February 26, 2013

Four Pitt-Johnstown students are to establish a new campus club for video gamers. Students Mike Friel, Stefan Giconi and Matt Hurst have proposed the UPJ E-Sports Club, sponsored by professor Jeremy Justus. Student Ben Grieco also is involved in the club’s organization. “There’s generally a ton... Read more »

New club helps gamers find their niche

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
February 26, 2013

Four Pitt-Johnstown students are to establish a new campus club for video gamers. Students Mike Friel, Stefan Giconi and Matt Hurst have proposed the UPJ E-Sports Club, sponsored by professor Jeremy Justus. Student Ben Grieco also is involved in the club’s organization. “There’s generally a ton... Read more »

Mystery structure’s purpose unveiled

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Eric Kieta, Staff Writer
February 20, 2013

Almost every day, many Pitt-Johnstown students walk the path between the Krebs Hall faculty parking lot and the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. On the edge of the tree line is situated an old cinder-block structure, with two window frames that are missing glass and a doorway about 5-feet high. Even... Read more »

Book man hasn’t read them all yet

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Amstrid Gomez, Copy Editor
February 20, 2013

Once a month, UPJ community members may notice tables lined with books and knickknacks outside the Cambria Room. Behind those tables is a man who is usually reading a book. Greensburg resident Robert Waskowizz said he has been selling books at UPJ for about 15 years. Waskowizz said he used to own a bookstore... Read more »