CAMPUS NEWS 12/5 – 12/11
Current Meal Plans end on December 17th. Any unused flex dollars will carry over to the spring term. If you would like to change your meal plan for next semester, you can visit Food Services on the Second Floor of Lawrence Hall.
BSU Soul Food Social
Point Park’s Black Student Union is having their annual Soul Food Social on Friday, December 9th from 7 – 10 pm in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom. The mission of the social is to connect the university community by highlighting the way African Americans come together over the holiday season and spend time with loved ones. The theme for this year is diversity, due to so many non-African Americans wishing and becoming members of BSU. Entertainment from Bruce Jones and K Chase Patterson as the speaker are just some of what is on the agenda. Dinner will include such favorites as friend chicken and Mac and Cheese. Tickets for students are $10 and guest tickets are $20. For more information, contact Ciera J. Onley at (215)459-3824 or at email@example.com.
Spring invoices for 2012 are now available on Point Web. If your invoice reflects a Spring balance due, please remit payment in full or make official payment arrangements by December 15. Payment plan options are available at www.pointpark.edu/paymentplans.
Alternative Spring Break
The Offices of Student Activities and Commuter Affairs are sponsoring this year’s alternative spring break. The trip is from March 4th to the 10th to Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity. The cost is will be $400, covering airfare, transportation, meals, registration fees, and sightseeing costs. Applications will be due Monday, December 5th by 4pm. For more information, contact JW Tabacchi at (412)392-4793 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the month of December, Subway is offering their six inch cold cut or meatball subs for $2.00. So change up your dining experience and instead of eating at the RDF for the night, check out Subway.
Honors Program Toy Drive
Point Park’s Honors Program is participating in a Holiday Toy Drive for The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers. The group is a service for families of children with developmental concerns. The collection is going on now through Friday, December 9th. You can drop off donations in the Honors Program Office on the 4th floor of Lawrence Hall. The Honors Program has a list of suggested items to be donated due to the children’s needs. For more information or a copy of the suggested donation list, email the Honors Program at email@example.com
The Works and Imagination of Marvin Hamlisch
Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts is proud to welcome legendary artist Marvin Hamlisch on Tuesday, December 13th. Hamlisch is Point Park’s Distinguished Master Artist in Residence this year. Some of Hamlisch’s success includes winning three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globes. Hamlisch will be speaking about his work and creative process at 4 pm on the 13th in Rockwell Theater at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Tickets are complimentary, but reservations are required to attend. RSVP to Anthony Dennis at (412)392-8114 or at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, December 6th.
The Jazz Nutcracker
Point Park’s Conservatory Dance Company presents The Jazz Nutcracker on December 9th to the 11th and the 16th to the 18th in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. This is not your father’s Nutcracker; it’s sexier and jazzier than any version ever seen before. Make sure to check it out before going home for winter break. Tickets start at $18 dollars and students can get free tickets an hour before the show, if seats are available. For more information, check out the Playhouse’s website at www.pittsburghplayhouse.com
Point Park’s Conservatory Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from December 9th to the 18th at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Perhaps Shakespeare’s most festive comedy, Twelfth Night features debauchery, trickery and general marauding by a colorful crew of miscreants, this time around set in the 1920s in the Hamptons. Tickets start at $18 dollars and students can get free tickets an hour before the show, if seats are available. There will also be a “Pay What You Will” performance on Saturday, December 10th at 2 pm. For more information, check out the Playhouse’s website at www.pittsburghplayhouse.com
Club Activities Delayed
Due to a late distribution of funds, clubs had a rough start to the semester. Former United Student Government President Michael Potoczny stated that the inability to hold events in September has caused clubs to be unable to attract new students. And some clubs leaders have even had to use their own money to make events happen. Funding for student organizations comes from the student activity fee, of which a portion is then given to USG to distribute to clubs. This semester, USG did not receive the money until September 26th. It then took until mid-October to distribute the funds. The first month of the semester is the best time to hold events, but due to allocation and distribution issues, no clubs were able to do so. USG is pushing for clubs to fundraise before they receive their allocated money, in order for the club to be self-sufficient. So if clubs want to have events within the first two months of the fall semester, they need to be able to fundraise the year before in preparation for the next year. For more information, contact USG at email@example.com
The Point Park Shuttles will have a reduced service during finals week. Shuttles will stop running on Sunday, December 18th. They will pick back up on a limited schedule for rehearsals from January 10th to the 15th. For limited and reduced services, this means that there will be two to four trips per day, and specific timing has not yet been determined. There will also be shuttles offered to the Pittsburgh International Airport. For winter break, shuttles will depart from Point Park at 6 am, 9 am, 12 pm, and 4 pm. The shuttle to the airport requires a ticket for $15 and is only to get to the airport. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, December 9th by 2pm at the Office of Student Activities on the 1st floor of the Student Center.
The Skate Date
Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a Point Park skate night at The Rink at PPG Place on Thursday, December 8 from 6 to 10 pm. For just a dollar, you get skating, skate rental, and hot chocolate. Guests can also attend for five dollars. You can sign up during the week at the Student Activities Office on the 1st floor of the Student Center. And if you forget to sign up early, you can always sign up that evening. Just make sure you have your Point Park id. For more information, email CAB at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sporting Life floor of Lawrence Hall is participating in the 2011 Pittsburgh Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, December 11th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The event supports the Special Olympics. Each plunger must raise $50 dollars in order to plunge and receive an event shirt and the pride of helping special needs children. So far, the floor has been able to raise almost $400. In order to attend, email Tom Walk at email@example.com
Got Consent? Christmas Party
Point Park Got Consent is hosting the First Annual Christmas Mocktail Party on Wednesday, December 7th from 7 to 9 in the Lawrence Hall Lobby. Enjoy red, white and green mocktails while listening to Christmas tunes provided by WPPJ radio.