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March

  • 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!

  • UPDATE: WOMEN TIE MICHIGAN STATE

    March 2, 2015

    The women's hockey club continued ACHA Tournament play March 5 with a 3-3 tie against Michigan State. The men's team competes in the ACHA Division III National Tournament March 10-14.

  • 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 COMPETITION RETURNS

    February 16, 2015

    Robots come out to play this year's FIRST Robotics challenge March 5-7 in the Convocation Center. Watch 54 teams put their robots to the test in the exciting FIRST Robotics Greater Pittsburgh Regional Competition.

  • 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 three Academic Open House programs 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.