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California University of Pennsylvania marks the inauguration of Geraldine M. Jones with these presentations. Unless otherwise noted,* all will take place in the Heritage Lounge rotunda inside the Natali Student Center: 

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

College of Education and Human Services
Honoring Tradition – Nurturing Innovation

11 a.m., Office of the Dean 

11:30 a.m., Department of Health Science

Noon, Department of Counselor Education 

12:30 p.m., Professional Golf Management program 

1 p.m., Department of TRIO and Academic Services

1:30 p.m., Department of Secondary Education

2 p.m., Department of Social Work

2:30 p.m., Department of Childhood Education

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

College of Liberal Arts
Honoring Tradition – Embracing the Arts

11 a.m., Department of Music & Theatre
Dr. Frank Stetar, “Honoring tradition through music.” The University Marching Band performs musical selections that have been a staple at Cal U football games.

11:30 a.m., Department of Music & Theatre
Dr. Michele Pagen, “When Gerri met Cali(fornia University of Pennsylvania).” A retrospective performance featuring student actors that highlights milestones in President Jones’ relationship with the University.

 Noon, English Department

  • Dr. Kim Vanderlann, “Willa Cather's Musical History in Pittsburgh.” Musical pieces from 1896-1906 that reflect Cather’s commitment to tradition, community and excellence.
  • Dr. Christina Fisanick, “Digital Storytelling and Public History: Bridging Time and Space.” A student’s exploration of Cal U’s history through artifacts in the library’s archives and special collections.
  • Dr. Carole Waterhouse, “Shadows of an Empress.” A reading from this recently published work.                                   

12:30 p.m., Department of Criminal Justice
Dr. Mathilda Spencer and Dr. Michael Hummel, “Leadership and Equity in our Justice System.”

1 p.m., Department of History, Politics & Society   
Langston Hughes Poetry Society, “Artistic Reflections on Langston Hughes.” A presentaton by Sheila Beasley, Johnathan White, Lewis Colyar, Edward Murray and Michael R. Williams.

2 p.m., Department of Psychology
Ruben Brock, Justin Hackett and Dana Keener, “How Cal U gets you where you want to be.”

* 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Manderino Library
Department of Art & Language, “Celebrate President Jones’ Journey.” Works highlighting President Jones’ life and journey, along with free Hispanic, French and Arabic food; live mariachi music; henna painting; readings and presentations; and artworks created by Cal U art students and local high school students.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Eberly College of Science and Technology
Honoring Tradition – Inspiring Success

11 a.m., Department of Applied Engineering and Technology
Aleksandra Prokic, “Collective Works of Graphics and Multimedia Students in Digital Media.” A showcase of student projects.

* 11 a.m., Department of Applied Engineering and Technology, Helsel Hall, Room 124
Dr. Joseph Schickel, “Techniques in Digital Media Cutting and Thermal Image Transfer.” A demonstration of techniques for imaging a variety of materials incorporating heat-transferrable materials and sublimation image transfer; also, a showcase of student projects.

11:30 a.m., Department of Applied Engineering and Technology
Dr. Laura Hummell, “How to Implement an Interactive, Integrative Online Technology and Engineering Education Graduate Curriculum.” Samples of graduate students’ products, videos, internships and curriculum units.

1 p.m., Department of Nursing
Dr. Mary O’Connor, “Interprofessional Collaborative Education through MSN Practicum Projects.” A presentation and showcase of student projects.

1:30 p.m., Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Summer Arrigo-Nelson, Dr. Carol Bocetti and Dr. Sarah Meiss, “The value of study abroad for student research and environmental education.” A presentation and showcase of student projects.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Campus and Community
Day of Responsibility

11 a.m.-3 p.m., University and community members
“Rising to the Future – Make a Difference Day.” A celebration of neighbors helping neighbors on Make a Difference Day, a nationwide event created by USA WEEKEND magazine. Cal U partners with community businesses and churches to address any needs they may have, with a focus on California’s downtown business district. 

6 p.m.- 9p.m. University, alumni and community members
“Honoring Tradition – Underground Café.” An evening of special performances on the campus Quad honors a Cal U entertainment tradition stretching back more than 20 years. Open to the public; refreshments provided.