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April

  • ROBOTS GEAR UP FOR BOTSIQ FINALS APRIL 25-26

    April 15, 2014

    The brackets are set and 66 teams from 47 schools are preparing to send their custom-built robots into battle! Cal U hosts the 2014 Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ Finals April 25-26 in the Convocation Center.

  • BIOLOGIST TO LEAD DISCUSSION ON RESEARCH

    April 10, 2014

    Award-winning biologist Dr. Jeffrey Osborn will discuss the benefits of undergraduate research at 3 p.m. April 14 in Duda Hall, Room 103. This talk is part of a daylong discussion that also includes an invitation-only event for faculty and administrators.

  • PASSHE CHANCELLOR’S ADDRESS, BOARD MEETING

    April 9, 2014

    PASSHE Chancellor Frank T. Brogan delivers his 'State of the System' address at noon today from Harrisburg, followed by the Board of Governors meeting at 2 p.m. Click 'more' for a link to live coverage of these event.

  • THE JOURNAL: ROBOTS ROCK CAL U

    April 8, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: FIRST robots rock the Convocation Center; Cal U names Community Champions; SGA President joins PASSHE board. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    April 4, 2014

    Robotics competitions bring bright, engaged high school students to our campus. Come see them in action! These impressive young people demonstrate the power of high-quality, hands-on education.

  • LIBRARY HONORS FACULTY AUTHORS APRIL 14

    April 2, 2014

    A ceremony at 2 p.m. April 14 in the Manderino Gallery of Fine Art honors those faculty members who have published books within the past five years. Click 'more' for a list of the faculty authors who will be recognized.

  • FISHING FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 19

    April 2, 2014

    Cal U and the California community again will collaborate to present the 19th annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival, set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19 at Rotary Park, off Route 88 (Third Street) in California.

  • ACTORS PRESENT ‘AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY’

    April 2, 2014

    Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2014 spring season with ‘August: Osage County’, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Click 'more' for performance dates and times.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR LAVENDER GRADUATION

    April 2, 2014

    All LGBTQA and ally students, families, friends and mentors may attend special a Lavender Graduation ceremony hosted by Lambda Bridges. Register now for the event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 22 in the Convocation Center.


March

  • THREE NAMED 'CAL U COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS'

    March 26, 2014

    Three individuals will receive the new Cal U Community Champions Award. Wildlife educator Joseph Stefko, Civil War Roundtable organizer Walter Klorczyk and Vulcan Village assistant director Justin Schiefelbein will be recognized on April 7.

  • ART DEPARTMENT HUNTS FOR ANIMAL-THEMED ARTWORK

    March 26, 2014

    Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit artwork in all media for 'Animalia: From the Mythic to the Microscopic,' a multi-disciplinary exhibition April 17-24 in the Vulcan Gallery. Submissions will be accepted through April 10.

  • TODAY: DJ DRAMA, KRS-ONE HEADLINE CONFERENCE

    March 26, 2014

    Hip-hop artists Tyree Simmons (DJ Drama) and Krist Parker (KRS-One) reflect on the 25th anniversary of the Stop the Violence movement April 10 during Cal U's 9th annual hip-hop conference. Click 'more' for the full schedule.

  • POLITICAL EXPERT DISCUSSES ELECTORATE

    March 24, 2014

    Political scientist Dr. Alan Abramowitz, author of 'The Polarized Public: Why Government Is So Dysfunctional,' speaks at 11 a.m. April 15 in Eberly 110. This American Democracy Project event is free, and the public may attend.

  • THE JOURNAL: TRUSTEES APPROVE PRICE BREAK

    March 24, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Trustees approve price break for service members; FIRST robots play ball; Scholars honored at Convocation. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS MITIGATION SOLUTIONS

    March 21, 2014

    Help Cal U reduce the risk of natural and man-made hazards! Cal U students, faculty and staff can propose solutions at a hands-on Mitigation Solutions Workshop 10 a.m.-noon on March 27 in the Natali Student Union, Room 206/207.

  • 'STORM CHASER' SCIENTIST TO SPEAK AT CAL U

    March 11, 2014

    Meet a scientist whose work has been featured on the Discovery Channel's 'Storm Chasers' series! Dr. Karen Kosiba discusses tornadoes, hurricanes and lake-effect snow at 11 a.m. March 25 in Eberly Hall 120. Her talk is part of the Cal U Meteorology Club's Colloquia Series.

  • STUDENTS HOST DINNER FOR WILDLIFE SOCIETY

    March 11, 2014

    Cal U's student chapter of The Wildlife Society will host its 17th annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. March 29 at the Richeyville Fire Hall in Richeyville, Pa.

  • JOURNALIST TONY NORMAN VISITS MARCH 27

    March 10, 2014

    'A Night With Tony Norman' will feature insights from the award-winning writer's 25-year career at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where Norman currently is a columnist and book review editor. His talk is free and open to the public.

  • ACTORS PRESENT MYSTERY THRILLER MARCH 27-29

    March 10, 2014

    Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2014 spring season March 27-29 with 'Veronica's Room,' a chilling mystery thriller that explores the fine line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.

  • PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION NAMES WOMEN OF THE YEAR

    March 7, 2014

    The President's Commission for the Status of Women honors a Communication Studies professor, a Career Services adviser and a student leader for their support women's issues and women on campus.

  • KDKA TO AIR FIRST® COMPETITION APRIL 5

    March 7, 2014

    A 30-minute television show about the FIRST® Robotics Greater Pittsburgh Regional at Cal U will air at 5:30 p.m. April 5 on KDKA-TV. Click here to see a preview of the show through photos.

  • WRESTLING EVENT HONORS U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS

    March 3, 2014

    Tickets are on sale now for the Renegade Wrestling Alliance's 'Salute to the Troops,' set for April 19 in the Convocation Center. The event includes six pro wrestling matches. Service members and veterans are admitted free with military ID.

  • REGISTER MARCH 10-14 FOR FALL 2014 CLASSES

    March 3, 2014

    Register for Fall 2014 courses March 10-14 and schedule the classes you need to graduate on time. Click 'more' to see the list of available courses and find out when YOU can register.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENT UPDATES STUDENTS

    March 3, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: President updates students at Spring Convocation; Women’s conference focused on films; Students chat with Russian counterparts. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.


February

  • THEATRE OPENS SEASON WITH HITCHCOCK THRILLER

    February 26, 2014

    The Department of Theatre and Dance will open its 2014 spring season with 'The 39 Steps,' a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater. The show runs March 6-8 in Blaney Theatre. Click 'more' for details.

  • 2014 WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE

    February 21, 2014

    'Employing a Critical Lens: Engaging with Film to Explore Media, Politics and the Military' is the topic for the 2014 Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference March 6 in the Cal U Convocation Center.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENT PROJECTS SURPLUS

    February 17, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: President projects year-end surplus; Ex-labor official discusses inequality; Counselor Education programs re-accredited. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • TODAY: HISTORY DAY COMPETITION

    February 12, 2014

    Because of delays at area schools, the seventh annual Cal U Primary Source History Day Competition has been rescheduled for Feb. 26. Click 'more' for event details.

  • FORECAST AGAIN CALLS FOR STORMFEST

    February 12, 2014

    Nearly 100 Cal U students will take part in the seventh annual StormFest Feb. 21-22 at the Carnegie Science Center. Learn how Cal U students are helping children explore geology, geography, meteorology and more.

  • LAST CHANCE: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AUCTION

    February 10, 2014

    Be a playmaker! Place your bid on an autographed Team USA replica hockey jersey, a VIP experience with the Pittsburgh Penguins and more. Auction proceeds support scholarships at Cal U. Click 'more' to see what's up for bid.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    February 6, 2014

    When wintry weather arrives, a number of variables come into play as we consider whether to delay classes or close campus. Here's a look at the decision-making process - and a 'thank you' to those essential personnel who report to work even in bad weather.

  • ANSWERS FOLLOW 'CAMPUS TALK' WITH PRESIDENT JONES

    February 4, 2014

    At last semester's Campus Talk with President Jones, students asked questions in person and via Twitter. The Cal Times student newspaper has published more answers to those questions on its website. Click 'more' to read them now.

  • ROBERT REICH DISCUSSES ECONOMIC INEQUALITY

    February 4, 2014

    Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, will discuss economic inequality in the United States in a nationwide webcast airing at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20. See it in Eberly Hall after the 5 p.m. screening of Reich’s movie "Inequality for all."

  • THE JOURNAL: TURKEY VISIT MAY OPEN DOORS

    February 3, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Turkey visit may open doors; Inspiring photos part of Black History Month; Gould to lead research center; So Cool! It’s the Cal U Ice Rink at PPG Place. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • UPDATE: WHAT’S OPEN AND CLOSED AT CAL U?

    February 3, 2014

    The Cal U campus is closed today, Feb. 3. No classes will be held, but Vulcan Flyer shuttles are running and will operate until 8 p.m. Click ‘more’ to see what buildings and services are open or closed.


January

  • FREE GOLF PROGRAM TEES UP FOR GIRLS AGES 8-10

    January 30, 2014

    Girls ages 8-10 may register now for a free, educational golf program. Students, faculty and staff from Cal U's Professional Golf Management program lead sessions that include golf lessons and other activities. Click 'more' to register.

  • RISK ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP

    January 29, 2014

    How can the University reduce the risk of natural and man-made hazards? Cal U students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend an interactive Risk Assessment Workshop 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Natali Student Union.

  • RIDE THE 'POLAR EXPRESS' SHUTTLE JAN. 28-29

    January 27, 2014

    Because of the frigid temperatures expected on Jan. 28-29, Cal U will add a 'Polar Express' shuttle to transport students, faculty and staff through Lot 4 (River Lot) and around campus on the Loop Road. Flag down the shuttle if you need a ride!

  • VULCAN FLYER SERVICE SUSPENDED

    January 26, 2014

    Because of inclement weather and poor road conditions, Vulcan Flyer shuttle service has been suspended temporarily. Updates will be provided when road conditions change.

  • CAL U CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    January 24, 2014

    Photographer Eunique Jones discusses her project that teaches children about key figures in black history from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today in the Vulcan Theatre.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR PASSHE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

    January 24, 2014

    Education professionals share their know-how in 'Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment: The PASSHE Virtual Conference.' Pre-conference keynotes are Feb. 5-6; sessions continue Feb. 10-21. Click 'more' for info and registration.

  • PASSHE BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETS TODAY

    January 23, 2014

    Watch the meeting of the PASSHE Board of Governors live from the headquarters of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Click 'more' for a link to the webcast, beginning at 9 a.m. today.

  • THE JOURNAL: GRADUATES COLLECT DIPLOMAS

    January 21, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Graduates Collect Diplomas; Auditors Report 'Good, Solid' Finances; Three ROTC Cadets Commissioned as Officers. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • DAY OF SERVICE RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 7

    January 17, 2014

    Cal U students will lend a hand to worthwhile causes and honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King at the annual Day of Service on Feb. 7. Members of campus organizations will perform service projects from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • BASKETBALL ALUMNI DAY HONORS PAST PLAYERS

    January 17, 2014

    The men's and women's basketball teams will honor past players Jan. 25 when they host the 15th annual Cal U Basketball Alumni Day in the Convocation Center. See the men's alumni game and Cal U vs. Seton Hill. Click 'more' for a schedule.

  • ORDER NOW: BANNERS HONOR MILITARY SERVICE

    January 16, 2014

    Don’t wait: Place your order now for a banner honoring the past or current military service of a colleague, friend or family member. The colorful banners will be displayed on campus throughout November 2014. Click 'more' for an order form.

  • GROUP EXPLORES PROGRAM OPTIONS IN TURKEY

    January 15, 2014

    Three University employees have returned from a visit to Turkey, where they visited six universities to explore international programming options. What could this mean for Cal U and its students? Click 'more' to find out.

  • SHOO! MEASURES BEGIN TO DISCOURAGE CROWS

    January 10, 2014

    Large flocks of crows have been congregating downtown, and Cal U is taking measures to discourage them from roosting on campus. Beginning Jan. 12, natural grape-extract mist and laser lights may be used to disperse the flocks.

  • REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER COLLEGE CONTINUES

    January 10, 2014

    Registration began Jan. 21 for Summer College sessions held May-August. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses are offered in both five-week and 10-week sessions, and many courses are available online. Click 'more' to view Summer College details.

  • VIP IS BACK IN SERVICE

    January 9, 2014

    UPDATE: VIP, the Vulcan Information portal, is back in service. UTech Services thanks you for your patience during the maintenance period. For questions or concerns, contact the Help Desk, 724-938-5911.

  • TODAY: VIEW WEBCAST ON PROPOSED WEAPONS POLICY

    January 8, 2014

    Beginning at 10 a.m. today, a live, hour-long webcast will provide information about a proposed policy that would restrict the possession of "deadly or offensive weapons" on PASSHE university campuses. Click 'more' for a link to the webcast.

  • 'BUILD SEASON' BEGINS FOR FIRST® ROBOTICS

    January 2, 2014

    On Jan. 4, high school students throughout the region began building robots for the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, set for March 27-29 in the Convocation Center. Click 'more' to see what FIRST is all about.