Here’s the poster I made as the practicum student for the Advertising Federation and Public Relations Student Society for our Professionals Day Event.
2060 SATs. 28 ACTs. 3.8 GPA.
These are the numbers that defined me coming out of high school. And regardless of the value college admissions say they put on these numbers, they are what we were told would determine our college, our careers and our futures in high school.
To be frank, the SATs are worthless. They do not show colleges what you have learned in school, they are not a measure of your intelligence and they are not an indication of how well you will do in college.
The SATs are simply a number that shows how well you perform on standardized tests.
Throughout high school, everyone, from guidance counselors to English teachers, extolled the value of the SATs. I was taught test-taking strategies, like how to tell when to guess and when to skip questions. I even had to take an SAT preparation class, which was essentially basic math and English.
The PSSAs, and the less infamous but equally dreadful 4Sight Testing, were treating with casual disdain many students not only because they were ridiculous and time-consuming but also because the teachers preparing us treated them with equal disdain.
Three Point Park students are traveling to South Africa this May to make a documentary about great white sharks.
Sophomore cinema production major Jordan Durham, sophomore cinema major Jaz McKibben and freshman global cultural studies major Blaise Kepple will be working on a conservation project with GoEco.org, an international volunteer organization.
The filmmakers will be documenting their experiences working with scientists and other volunteers on beach clean-up, shark tagging and other conservation efforts in a project titled “Rock Bottom: The Truth Behind Shark Finning.”
The idea to make a documentary did not come from an assignment or project, but out of a mutual interest in conservation.
“Jordan and I started talking about our interests and we both found out that we’re both interested in documentaries and wildlife conservation, and we were just brainstorming ideas of things that would be cool to do,” McKibben said Jan. 11.
This was the final project for my IMC planning class. I did the research, swot, evaluation and most of the strategies and tactics sections, as well as contributing heavily to all parts of the plan.
The program is in the form of a .pdf, so click through the link below to view.
Desktop Publishing Project – 8 page book
For this project, I decided to go with something I’ve been meaning to put together for a while – a collection of all the cupcakes I make and sell through my mom’s bakery, Mary Mac Bakehouse. Sweet & Evil is the name for the “business” I decided on after several people told me my cupcakes were “pure evil.”
I tried to make it cutesy and clearly communicate the large amount of text I needed on every page. Unfortunately, the resources and time frame didn’t allow me to get high quality photos of the cupcakes, but that’s an update I’d love to add in the future.
A plaque honoring Eugene “Gene” and Isabelle Albert was installed in the wall bordering Village Park.
Three generations of the Albert family attended a ceremony and reception in Lawrence Hall on Monday to honor their father, grandfather and great-grandfather’s contribution to what is now the vibrant Academic Village.
“[Albert] was a unique asset to Pittsburgh and the name will never be forgotten by daily Downtowners,” University President Paul Hennigan said.
Village Park now occupies the space where Albert’s Sales and Service Station stood from 1953 to 1998, before being sold to Point Park in 2000.
“Thanks to Mr. Albert, the corner is now a cornerstone of [Point Park’s] academic initiative,” Hennigan said during the ceremony.
The corner was a hub of activity in Downtown, a natural meeting spot for everyone from students at the then Point Park College to city officials, with many a deal made and intellectual discussion had on the what is now the center of Point Park’s campus.
Called “Pittsburgh’s unofficial mayor,” Albert ran the business through floods, gas shortages and the 1960’s riots.
“He made the task of running a small business look easy,” said Dean Albert, Gene’s son and Point Park class of 1975 graduate during the ceremony.
Amy’s Smart Girls was started by actress Amy Poehler and produced Meredith Walker, later joined by Amy Miles, as a web series called “Smart Girls at the Party” designed to celebrate the diversity of women and inspire girls to “change the world by being yourself.” The web series gradually evolved into an online community for girls, parents and educators and a small summer camp for girls.
The now exists and a positive resource and safe space for girls, encouraging them in social activism, volunteerism, political involvement, community outreach and self-expression through the arts.
As the founders are all highly public women and the platform is highly engaged on social media, this organization needs a proactive public relations campaign. (more…)
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Democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf won in an anticipated victory over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett.
Wolf won 55-percent of the vote over Corbett according to the Associated Press (AP).
After a landslide win in the Democratic primary, beating out early favorite Allyson Schwarts as well as Kate McGinty and Rob McCord, Wolf led in the polls from early on, with YouGov giving him 52 percent of the vote in July and September over Corbett’s 39 percent.
His “fresh start” plan for Pennsylvania includes strengthening the middle class and small businesses. Wolf himself is a businessman, CEO of his family’s business Wolf Organization.
He has also called for raising the state minimum wage from $7.35 an hour to $10.10 an hour, according to the New York Times.
Wolf campaigned on the idea of heavily taxing the upper class and Marcellus natural gas industry, which his opponent Corbett said would drive away an economic and job stimulus on his own campaign website.