Thursday, March 3, 2011

Breast Cancer walk 'exceeds expectations'

Published in: The Globe
Originally Published: February 15, 2011
By  Kalea Hall 
To Natasha Young, the fundraiser put together by her University Experience class last October exceeded her expectations in raising breast cancer awareness.
 As a future teacher, Sarah McDonough believes the fundraiser was preparation for her career.
 The fundraiser's creator, Dr. Darlene Marnich, is eager to hold it again next year.
After selling a plethora of breast cancer awareness items and raffle tickets for gift baskets during October, the education section of the University Experience classes raised a total of $400 to split between two women still battling cancer and give to the family of a woman who lost her battle. With 75 attendees, the students also led a walk across the Smithfield St. Bridge, where breast cancer awareness posters had been strung along the railings for all to see.
 "The walk was just awesome. It reminded me of everyone I had with me on my own personal journey, so that was just amazing," said Marnich, professor and chair of the education department, in an interview in her office last week.

‘Safety’ key in shuttle service location change

Published in: The Globe
Originally Published: January 18, 2011
By Kalea Hall 
James Moore, a frequent shuttle passenger, said the new shuttle drop off/pick up location is a "change" that he, along with everyone else, will have to adapt to.
With the new location easier for her to reach, Mikelle Rindflish believes it will "probably be better."
Janette Pekar hopes the new location will "enhance" safety on campus. 
With the safety of Point Park University students in mind, the university decided to make a change in the shuttle pick up/drop off location from Third Avenue to Boulevard of the Allies, right outside of the Student and Convocation Center.
"This decision was made with the safety of all students, faculty and staff in mind," Director of Transportation and Administrative Services Pekar said in an e-mail interview.