Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dr. Giselle Auger is an assistant professor of journalism and media arts in Duquesne University.
Dr. Giselle Auger, assistant professor of journalism and media arts in Duquesne University’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts and an Upper St. Clair resident, has been named a Page Legacy Educator by the Arthur W. Page Center and an expert speaker by Enrichment Voyages. The Page Center of research at Penn State University is dedicated to the study and advancement of ethics in public communication. As a Page Legacy Educator, Auger has been awarded $2,500 to develop a teaching module and instructor’s guide on organizational transparency. The module will be available to the public for free via the center’s website. Auger’s teaching model will integrate research by Brad Rawlins that explores the characteristics of …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The former Duquesne University forward will be honored March 16.
Former Duquesne forward and Upper St. Clair native Beth Friday Bovay is among the inaugural Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Legends to be honored March 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn prior to the A10 Conference finals. Consisting of 16 former women's basketball student-athletes, the group is being recognized for their contributions to their institutions' basketball programs. Bovay played basketball for Duquesne from 2000 to 2003. She is one of two Duquesne women's players to have her jersey number retired, and is the only player in school history to score 1,000 points and record 1,000 rebounds. See the other Basketball Legends in the media box to the right. Share your congratulations in the comments below.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
AMPD Group partner Adam DeSimone discusses his latest hospitality venture, Steel Cactus in Shadyside, with Patch readers.
A Peters Township resident started with one, high-energy nightclub in 2006 and has now expanded his brand of nightlife and restaurants to seven locations—most recently with the addition of Steel Cactus in Shadyside. Adam DeSimone, 33, a South Park native, started AMPD Group—with his brother and father, Michael, 32, and Patrick, while opening Diesel Club Lounge in South Side. The dynamic entertainment and hospitality development and management company has grown its portfolio from two locations in 2010 to seven locations this year with six unique concepts in the restaurant, bar, live music and nightclub categories. DeSimone got his start as a DJ during his high school and college years. The Duquesne University graduate studied finance and …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Christine Mussomeli comes to the district from Pittsburgh Public Schools.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Harry Funk
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A new assistant principal is joining the staff at Upper St. Clair High School. Christine Mussomeli has been appointed to the position previously held by Lou Angelo, who has been promoted to associate high school principal. She starts her duties today. Mussomeli comes to the district from the Pittsburgh Public Schools Science and Technology Academy, where she was director of science, technology and engineering. She had been with Pittsburgh Public Schools since 2002. A Peters Township resident, Mussomeli earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Duquesne University. She was selected from among 69 applicants for the assistant principal’s position. “We are very happy to welcome Ms. Mussomeli to our leadership team,” said Dr. Patrick O’…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Suzie McConnell-Serio is a two-time Olympic medalist. She now coaches the sport that got her to the games.
Suzie McConnell-Serio was 22 years old in 1988 when she arrived in Korea to compete in the Olympics. The longtime Upper St. Clair resident had just received her degree, and had earned a sparkling basketball reputation, from Penn State University. She’d been through five months of tryouts for a spot on the U.S. Women’s Basketball team, and was feeling a bit of disbelief that her efforts had paid off on such a large scale. “On Aug. 18, 1988 they named the team and we left for Olympics that year,” McConnell-Serio said. “I just remember being so anxious and excited because it really was a dream of mine.” McConnell-Serio had traveled through Europe while playing with USA Select Basketball in the years leading up to the Olympics, but she said it…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The turbine created will generate energy from mine drainage to run an air pump or water fountain to improve the habitat of a pond in Wingfield Pines.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Students from Robert Morris University are installing a small water-driven turbine at Allegheny Land Trust’s Wingfield Pines Conservation area in Upper St. Clair. The turbine will be driven from abandon mine drainage that flows from abandon coal mines under the South Hills. The turbine is located inside the AMD overflow pipe that runs 24/7. Advisors Dr. Yildrim Omurtag and Dr. Tony Kerzmann lead the team of senior RMU engineering students, Eric Balent, Chris Chavez, Ben Schermerhorn and Brian Bevilacqua. The team has worked on the turbine design and fabrication since early January as part of their senior project. "It’s very rewarding to work on a project that has real life implications, and to help Allegheny Land Trust improve the ecology…
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Alex Gensler is flourishing in her collegiate career on the same floor where she won a WPIAL title for the Panthers in 2008
On a cold winter afternoon in Pittsburgh, the A.J. Palumbo Center at Duquesne University hosts a small crowd of fans taking in a women's basketball game: the Dukes against the visiting St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash. A 5-foot-11 guard with long, brown hair tied back in a ponytail is on the floor for the home team. Her contributions on the stat sheet go largely unnoticed for most of the first half as she has yet to score a point within the first 13 minutes. But all the while she doesn't get rattled, she doesn't get frustrated. She keeps playing, finding ways to help her team without putting too much pressure on herself. Within the next seven minutes, she knocks down a 3-pointer in transition for her first field goal to give her …