Director of Student Life
Office of Student Life130 Student Union BuildingJohnstown, PA 15904Phone: (814) 269-7065Fax: (814) 269-7058
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Pitt-Johnstown provides opportunities in publications and media for students of all majors. These organizations offer practical experiences in the fields of journalism, creative writing, broadcasting, and business. Each organization provides the opportunity for actively involved students to earn one practicum credit per term.The Advocate - 147 Student Union Building - Ext. 7191The Advocate is the weekly student newspaper for Pitt-Johnstown. The newspaper is staffed and managed by Pitt-Johnstown students and is available to the Pitt-Johnstown community at no cost. The mechanics of the paper include editing and layout through the use of Apple Macintosh computer systems. Advocate photographers also take, develop, and print their own photographs. Students interested in writing, photography, advertising, or business are invited to join the staff.Backroads - 207 Biddle Hall - Ext. 7185Backroads, the University literary magazine, is published several times a year by a student editorial staff. The magazine also publishes a special Awards Issue each year that displays the talents of the winners of the Humanities writing awards. Students and faculty are encouraged to submit poetry, short stories, literary criticisms, and other prose works as well as occasional illustrations for publication. Creative expression is encouraged.WUPJ-Radio - 104 Student Union Building - Ext. 2069WUPJ, the student-operated radio station, provides students with training and practical experience in radio announcing, engineering, programming, and other aspects of radio. Pitt-Johnstown events, campus news, public service information, and a wide variety of music make up the broadcast format. Any full-time student is eligible to join the radio staff; however, new DJ’s must undergo a training program during the first term of membership. The studio is located on the upper level of the Student Union.WUPJ – TV - 142 Student Union Building - Ext. 1989The goal of WUPJ-TV is to provide students the opportunity to gain a deeper education in the field of television, the possibility of technical television experience, and the chance to achieve goals in broadcast journalism in the television medium. This is achieved in cooperation with the Pitt-Johnstown Audio-Visual Department. WUPJ-TV maintains a philosophy of gaining new skills and improving existing ones through a high standard of professionalism for possible use in a related career.