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April

  • STUDENTS MAKE AN IMPACT WITH 'BIG EVENT'

    April 23, 2015

    Nearly 400 volunteers worked at 44 community locations April 18 as part of The Big Event. The annual student-led service project aims to make a difference for Cal U’s neighbors and local organizations. Click 'more' to see photos from The Big Event.

  • STUDENT-MADE POTTERY FOR SALE APRIL 27-29

    April 22, 2015

    Members of the Student Pottery Association offer handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more April 27-29 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. The sale is open to the public, as well as the campus community

  • CABLE INDUSTRY LEADER TO ADDRESS GRADUATES

    April 21, 2015

    Alumnus Thomas Rutledge '77, president and CEO of Charter Communications Inc., addresses master's, bachelor's and associate degree candidates May 8 and 9 at Cal U's 180th Commencement.

  • SERVICE MEMBERS TEST FOR GERMAN BADGE

    April 20, 2015

    Active-duty, reserve and National Guard components of the U.S. military compete May 2-3 to earn the prestigious German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, one of the few foreign awards that U.S. military members may wear on their uniform.

  • PRESENTATION, PANEL EXPLORE CLIMATE CHANGE

    April 17, 2015

    Consider 'The Human Relationship to Climate Change' at a free presentation by Earth science students and a panel discussion with professors specializing in Earth science, biology and student services.

  • EXAM ANXIETY? STRESS RELIEF DAY IS APRIL 28

    April 15, 2015

    Don't let exams, projects and other end-of-semester events make you tense. Visit Manderino Library April 28, Stress Relief Day, for information, a free chair massage or a visit with a therapy dog.

  • MUSICAL CONCLUDES SPRING THEATRE SEASON

    April 15, 2015

    Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance closes its 2015 spring season with four performances of the musical 'Urinetown' April 23-25 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • CHEERLEADERS WIN NCA CHAMPIONSHIP

    April 10, 2015

    Greet Cal U's competitive cheer team, winners of a National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championship, as they return to campus at 11:15 am April 12. Click 'more' to see the final standings.

  • REGISTER NOW TO 'WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES'

    April 7, 2015

    Registration is open for the End Violence Center’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which shows support for victims of sexual violence. Register to join the walk at 11 a.m. April 23. The first 75 men to register will be given high-heeled shoes to wear!

  • LAVENDER GRADUATION HONORS LGBTQA STUDENTS

    April 7, 2015

    Cal U celebrates the accomplishments of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, students and allies at a Lavender Graduation organized by the Lambda Bridges LGBTQA Program Office. Registration continues through April 10; event is April 21.

  • 'BOTS RETURN TO BATTLE, BUILD CAREER SKILLS

    April 6, 2015

    Seventy-eight teams clash in the Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ Finals April 24-25 in the Convocation Center. While the robots battle it out, a program addresses the manufacturing supply chain and job skills needed in industry.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM OFFERED ONLINE

    April 6, 2015

    Beginning this fall, Cal U will offer a B.S. in Criminal Justice: Homeland and International Security 100% online. Click 'more' to apply now or see the broad range of professional experience among the program’s faculty.

  • VIEW NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS

    April 1, 2015

    Retrace the journey of our Vulcan women's basketball team, from their arrival at the Elite Eight Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D., through their NCAA DII National Championship win and the campus celebration of their victory. Click 'more' to see a slideshow and download photos.


March

  • SESSIONS ADDRESS LAW CAREERS

    March 31, 2015

    Considering law school or a career as a lawyer? Gina Cicchetti, associate director of admissions for Duquesne Law School, speaks on April 23.

  • MARCH 31: CELEBRATE OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

    March 28, 2015

    Cal U celebrates the Vulcan women's basketball team, winners of this year's NCAA D-II National Championship. A parade starts at 11 a.m. March 31 in downtown California. Hear from the team and enjoy free refreshments.

  • HEAR FORENSIC SCIENTIST DR. HENRY LEE

    March 27, 2015

    Renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee gives a free talk April 20 in the Convocation Center. Lee has investigated high-profile cases such as those involving O.J. Simpson, Jon Benet Ramsey and Laci Peterson.

  • EXHIBITION EXPLORES 'SPACE'

    March 27, 2015

    Students, faculty, alumni and staff may submit artworks for 'SPACE,' an exhibition exploring spatial dimensions. The art show and sale opens with a reception April 16 and runs through April 23. Submissions are accepted April 10-13.

  • VULCAN FANS: DON'T MISS THE WATCH PARTY!

    March 26, 2015

    Cheer on the women's basketball team as they play for the NCAA D-II National Championship. Attend a FREE watch party starting at 7 p.m. March 27 in the Convocation Center. Free food, raffle tix, music and more. Go, Vulcans!

  • THEATRE PRESENTS 'LOVE @ FIRST PLIGHT'

    March 23, 2015

    A college love triangle is at the heart of 'Love @ First Plight,' onstage April 2-4 in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall. Meet the playwright at 2 p.m. April 3 or after that evening's show.

  • ASSOCIATE PROVOST GIVES 'LAST LECTURE' MARCH 31

    March 23, 2015

    As she prepares to retire, Dr. Caryl Sheffield looks back on her remarkable career as a witness to the ongoing quest for racial, gender and social equity. Hear her amazing story at 3:30 p.m. March 31 in the Convocation Center’s north wing.

  • THE JOURNAL: ROBOTS HEAT UP CAMPUS

    March 23, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Despite snow, robots heat up Convocation Center; Students applaud airman at Convocation; Conference speakers address security gaps; Cal U, WCCC sign transfer agreement. Read the Journal online today.

  • CONFERENCE ADDRESSES PROBLEM GAMBLING

    March 18, 2015

    A free conference on April 2 explores prevention and treatment strategies to address problem gambling and turns a spotlight on resources for professionals and those who struggle with gambling-related concerns.

  • HIP-HOP CONFERENCE TAKES ON ACTIVISM

    March 18, 2015

    Cal U's 10th annual Hip-hop Conference explores 'The Role of Hip-hop and Social/Political Activism' with a series of talks and activities March 26-28. Keynote panel on March 26 includes hip-hop artists Rakim and Dead Prez.

  • 'JOYFEST' GOSPEL CONCERT MARCH 21

    March 17, 2015

    The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir performs with award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark in the annual 'Joyfest' gospel concert. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Click 'more' for a link to watch the show live online starting at 7 p.m.

  • 'STRIKE A SPARK' SHOWCASES LEARNING

    March 16, 2015

    The April 14 conference on research, scholarship, creative activity and application highlights the efforts of Cal U's learning/teaching community. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate by presenting their work and attending the event.

  • $5 PARKING IN EFFECT FOR MARCH 14 EVENTS

    March 11, 2015

    Paid parking will be in effect for visitors from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Attendants will direct guests to campus parking for cheer and dance events, as well as the NCAA D-II Atlantic Regional women’s basketball competition. Click 'more' for details.

  • CAL U, WCCC SIGN REVERSE TRANSFER AGREEMENT

    March 10, 2015

    A new agreement with Westmoreland County Community College allows transfer students to complete their WCCC associate degree while studying toward a bachelor's degree at Cal U.

  • VULCANS WIN 2015 NCAA DII CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

    March 10, 2015

    They did it! The women's basketball team won the NCAA D-II National Championship with a 86-69 victory over California Baptist. The team expects to return to campus about 9:30 p.m. March 28. Fans may gather on the patio between Hamer Hall and the Convocation Center to welcome them back.

  • STUDENTS HOST WILD GAME DINNER

    March 10, 2015

    Pass the 'gator! Cal U's student chapter of The Wildlife Society will host its 18th annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Richeyville Volunteer Fire Hall in Richeyville, Pa.

  • ZANELLA FINISHES 5th IN 1-MILE RUN

    March 4, 2015

    Junior distance runner Jade Alex Zanella finished 5th in the 1-mile finals at the NCAA Division II Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 14.

  • UPDATE: SWIMMER'S NOW A TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

    March 4, 2015

    Sophomore swimmer Jade Arganbright finished 6th in the 200-yard breaststroke finals at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships March 14, earning All-American honors for a second time.

  • WHAT’S OPEN AND CLOSED AT CAL U?

    March 4, 2015

    The Cal U campus is closed today, March 5. No classes will be held. Vulcan Flyer shuttles will operate until 9:30 p.m. if conditions permit. Click ‘more’ to see what buildings and services are open or closed.

  • POWER OUTAGE PLANNED SUNDAY, MARCH 8

    March 5, 2015

    In order to make electrical repairs, the Facilities Management Department has scheduled a power outage from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Click 'more' to see which buildings will be affected.

  • TRUSTEES MEETING MOVED TO 5 P.M. MARCH 4

    March 4, 2015

    Because of inclement weather, the time for tonight’s meeting of the California University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees has been changed. The Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room in Old Main Hall.

  • CAL U HOSTS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MARCH 18

    March 3, 2015

    About 750 middle school and high school students visit campus March 18 for a daylong series of contests in science, technology, engineering and math. Stop by the Convocation Center to see STEM learning in action!

  • 12TH ANNUAL 'MONOLOGUES' ON STAGE MARCH 4-6

    March 2, 2015

    The Women's Center once again marks V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, with a production of Eve Ensler's play 'The Vagina Monologues,' March 4-6 in the Blaney Theatre. Although campus is closed March 5, the show goes on!

  • CAL U MARKS WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY

    March 2, 2015

    Celebrate World Social Work Day March 17 with a keynote talk, student presentations and a potluck lunch in the Kara Alumni House. The campus community and the public may register to attend.

  • CONFERENCE EXPLORES (DIS)ABILITIES

    March 2, 2015

    The Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference on March 17 explores the personal, public and political experience of disabilities. Watch a film about a family dealing with autism and hear speakers with various views of the topic. Admission is free.


February

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    February 27, 2015

    It was wonderful to see so many people at Student Convocation. Not every question can be answered at a single session, so let me remind you about some of the services available to our students.

  • ONLINE UNDERGRADUATES EARN TIMELY DEGREES

    February 25, 2015

    Nine out of 10 students who begin an online bachelor's degree program at Cal U earn their diploma within six years. That success rate earned Cal U a No. 4 ranking on the U.S. News Short List, published online by U.S. News and World Report.

  • VULCAN FLYER SERVICE AFFECTED BY WEATHER

    February 18, 2015

    Because of poor road conditions, Vulcan Flyer service may be suspended temporarily this afternoon. Service will resume once roadways are deemed safe for travel.

  • POWER OUTAGE PLANNED 6-7 A.M. FEB. 18

    February 17, 2015

    A power outage is scheduled for 6-7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in order to make electrical repairs. Watkins, Hamer, New Science, Old Main, South, Helsel and Vulcan Halls are expected to be without power for approximately one hour.

  • FIRST ROBOTICS AT CAL U IS ON TV!

    February 16, 2015

    Tune in to KDKA-TV at 7:30 p.m. March 28 to see highlights of the FIRST Robotics Greater Pittsburgh regional competition held recently in the Convocation Center. If STEM is your sport, this show's for you!

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    February 13, 2015

    Mark your calendar for April 14, when Cal U holds its first Conference on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate, and to invite visitors from outside the campus community.

  • EMERGENCY POWER OUTAGE NOON-1 P.M. TODAY

    February 13, 2015

    In order to make emergency electrical repairs, these buildings will be without power from noon to 1 p.m. TODAY: Watkins, Hamer, New Science, Old Main, South, Helsel and Vulcan halls. Click ‘more’ for further information.

  • THREE ADDED TO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

    February 11, 2015

    Three inductees into the 2014-2015 Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted officially at a luncheon, set for 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the south wing of the Cal U Convocation Center.

  • CAREER WEEK: GEAR UP FOR YOUR FUTURE!

    February 10, 2015

    Learn to build your personal brand, pick up networking and etiquette tips, visit a career fair or fix up your resume — all with Career Week activities organized by the Career and Professional Development Center. Click ‘more’ for the schedule.

  • READING FEB. 13 BY POET JOHN HOPPENTHALER

    February 10, 2015

    Poet John Hoppenthaler will read from his work at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Chapel, inside Old Main. The author, formerly a personal assistant to novelist Toni Morrison, has published two volumes of poetry, and a third is slated for publication this year.

  • CAL U HOSTS BACCHUS PEER EDUCATORS

    February 10, 2015

    More than 100 peer educators from a three-state region are expected to attend the BACCHUS regional conference Feb. 28 in the Convocation Center. The organization works to prevent drug and alcohol abuse on campuses nationwide.

  • FEB. 27 CONFERENCE EXPLORES ‘SECURITY GAPS’

    February 9, 2015

    The 8th annual Conference on Homeland and International Security examines 'Security Gaps in Our Criminal Justice System,' with a keynote talk on 'Strategies to Reduce Officer-Involved Shootings.' Admission is free.

  • STUDENT ARTISTS GO 'BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS'

    February 5, 2015

    Artworks by current and former students will be displayed on all three floors of Vulcan Hall during 'Back to the Drawing Boards,' a juried award show Feb. 19-20. Two bands are slated to appear at the free opening reception.

  • MOBILE VET CENTER STOPS HERE FEB. 10

    February 5, 2015

    Military veterans at Cal U or in the community can visit a Mobile Vet Center on campus from 11:30-3 p.m. Feb. 10. The mobile center provides nonmedical readjustment counseling and outreach to veterans and their families.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    February 3, 2015

    Last fall the University contracted with The Compliance Group to conduct an independent review of the Cal U football program. Click 'more' for a link to TCG's report and to read a statement from interim President Geraldine M. Jones.

  • CAL U AFTER HOURS OFFERS CAFÉ TREATS, LAUGHS

    February 2, 2015

    Sycamore Bistro is now open from 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Other evening events for students are scheduled throughout February. Click 'more' to see what's happening!


January

  • FREE EVENTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    January 30, 2015

    Discuss hot-button issues with nationally recognized experts. Learn from a groundbreaking spoken word artist. Explore the history of black fraternities and sororities, and much more. Check out Cal U's free Black History Month programs.

  • VISIT CAL U: WE'RE WAITING FOR YOU!

    January 30, 2015

    Prospective students and their families may register now to attend one of two Academic Open House programs remaining this semester. Visitors can tour the campus, meet faculty members and talk with students. Register online now or give Cal U a call.

  • ON TV: FACULTY DISCUSS 'TECHNOLOGY TODAY'

    January 27, 2015

    Did you miss 'Technology Today' on KDKA-TV? Watch as Dr. Kate Mitchem, Dr. Swarn Gill and Dr. Stephen Whitehead describe how students and the community benefit from Cal U programs that use the latest high-tech tools.

  • FALL 2014 DEAN'S LIST

    January 26, 2015

    The Fall 2014 dean's list at Cal U recognizes undergraduate students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • WORKSHOP EXAMINES ETHICAL DILEMMAS

    January 26, 2015

    The Department of Social Work and the Master of Social Work program host the second annual Ethics Panel Jan. 30. A licensed social worker and four faculty members explore ethical decision making during this free, interactive program.

  • STUDENTS PREPARE FOR ANNUAL STORMFEST

    January 21, 2015

    After a year of planning, nearly 100 Cal U students will present the eighth annual StormFest Feb. 6-7 in collaboration with the Carnegie Science Center. The two-day event at the science center in Pittsburgh offers hands-on activities for kids and adults.

  • HOURLY PARKING NOW AVAILABLE IN LOT 11

    January 21, 2015

    Motorists who need a temporary parking space convenient to the Convocation Center, Morgan Hall or Gallagher Hall may use a new meter or mobile app to pay by the hour for parking in Lot 11, behind Gallagher.

  • 22 PUSHUPS RAISE SUICIDE AWARENESS

    January 21, 2015

    Reports show that 22 military veterans die by suicide each day. To raise awareness, veterans and ROTC cadets will meet on the Quad at 11:22 a.m. weekdays, from Jan. 22-Feb. 20, to do 22 pushups each. You can join them; click 'more' for details.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENTS ADDRESS GRADUATES

    January 20, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Two presidents address graduates; Two named women of the Year; Mentorship has global reach. Read the Journal online today.

  • AUDITIONS FOR SPRING THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

    January 20, 2015

    Auditions and interviews for spring shows produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance are set for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Actors, singers and dancers are needed; technicians and stage managers too! Click 'more' for details.

  • STUDENTS READY ROBOTS FOR SPRING COMPETITION

    January 16, 2015

    More than 1,200 students on 54 teams have begin building robots for the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, one of several STEM-focused contests coming to the Cal U Convocation Center this spring.

  • THEY’RE BACK! MEASURES BEGIN TO DISPERSE CROWS

    January 14, 2015

    Flocks of crows have begun congregating on campus, and once again Cal U is taking steps to discourage them from roosting on buildings and in the Quad. Beginning Jan. 15, a natural grape-extract mist may be used to disperse the flocks.

  • WARM UP! REGISTER FOR SUMMER COLLEGE

    January 8, 2015

    Registration for Summer College opens Jan. 20. Summer College offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate courses for Cal U and visiting students. Daytime, evening and online courses are available. Click 'more' to access the full schedule.

  • HELSEL CLOSED JAN. 12 FOR POLICE TRAINING

    January 7, 2015

    Helsel Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 12, for police training exercises. No access by faculty, staff or students will be permitted. Two Cal U police officers will be involved in the training.