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November

  • POSTER SESSION SHOWCASES RESEARCH

    November 15, 2017

    Students present research, creative endeavors and class projects at the annual fall semester poster session sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research. Click 'more' for a link to the application, due Nov. 27, or visit the Convocation Center Nov. 30 to see our students' presentations.

  • FOOTBALL SEASON ENDS

    November 13, 2017

    The football team’s 2017 season ended with a 40-31 loss at Assumption (Mass.) College on Nov. 18 in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

  • CAL U SENIOR SELECTED FOR AAUW ADVISORY COUNCIL

    November 10, 2017

    Cal U senior Shaina Hilsey has been selected as a member of the 2017-2018 American Association of University Women Student Advisory Council. As a member, she will participate in campus activism projects and advise the AAUW on student issues.

  • HOLIDAY SHOPPING BEGINS AT POTTERY SALE

    November 8, 2017

    Take your holiday shopping list to the Student Pottery Sale, set for Dec. 11-13 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. Handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more make great holiday gifts. The sale is open to the public, as well as the campus community.

  • STUDENT MUSICIANS SHOW HOLIDAY SPIRIT

    November 8, 2017

    The winter holidays are fast approaching. Four pre-holiday performances feature the music of Cal U's talented singers and instrumentalists. Click 'more' for details about festive musical performances that are open to the public as well as the Cal U community.

  • RUNNER EARNS ALL-AMERICAN AT NATIONALS

    November 6, 2017

    UPDATE: Senior Julie Friend earned All-American honors as the women’s cross country team finished an outstanding season by placing 25th overall at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Evansville, Ind.

  • THE JOURNAL: RIDGE HEADLINES CONFERENCE

    November 6, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Ridge Headlines Homeland Security Conference; National Award Recognizes Voter Turnout; Cadets Graduate from Police Academy; A Happy Homecoming at Cal U. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • SEMINARS FOCUS ON WORK AND FAMILY LAW

    November 1, 2017

    Registration is open now for continuing education seminars presented by the Institute for Law and Public Policy. Noted attorneys discuss workplace issues, bankruptcy, alternative dispute resolution and custody. The PACLE-approved seminars are set for Dec. 13-14 at Cal U's Southpointe Center.


October

  • SEE 'GLOBAL WARNING' EXHIBITION NOV. 16-28

    October 30, 2017

    The Department of Art and Languages presents GLOBAL WARNING, an exhibition of visual art and short performance pieces, Nov. 16-28 in the Vulcan Gallery. Contributing artists include students, faculty, staff and alumni.

  • ARMSTRONG AIRS HOMELAND SECURITY CONFERENCE

    October 26, 2017

    Armstrong cable TV network filmed Cal U's Homeland and International Security Conference, where former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was the keynote speaker. Armstrong airs the event at 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily Nov. 2-5. Check local listings for the channel in your area.

  • PANEL TO DISCUSS REGION'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    October 23, 2017

    A panel of community and Cal U experts will discuss economic development in the region from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 8 in the north wing of the Convocation Center. 'Strategic Visions for the Region's Economic Development' is presented by the Northern Appalachian Network, based at Cal U.

  • NATIONAL AWARD RECOGNIZES VOTER TURNOUT

    October 19, 2017

    At the first ALL IN Challenge Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Cal U is recognized for improving its student voter rate. The University received a Best in Class Award and Bronze Seal for having the most improved student voting rate among four-year public colleges of its size.

  • 2017 HOLIDAY ORNAMENT DEPICTS OLD MAIN

    October 18, 2017

    Cal U's new holiday ornament is available for purchase now. Bring a touch of California sparkle to your holiday celebration with a gold-plated ornament depicting Old Main. This is the first in a series of ornaments celebrating familiar University landmarks. Start your collection today!

  • FIND OUT WHY 'HARRY'S HOTTER AT TWILIGHT'

    October 17, 2017

    The fall theater season continues with 'Harry’s Hotter at Twilight,' a mash-up of the popular Harry Potter and 'Twilight' book and movie franchises. Showtime in 7 p.m. Nov. 2-3, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 4. All performances are in the the Blaney Theatre inside Steele Hall.

  • TALK MARKS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

    October 16, 2017

    'Tribal Sovereignty and Federal Indian Law' is the topic when Christopher B. Chaney, of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation, speaks at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 in Duda Hall. The free programs mark Native American Heritage Month.

  • DESTINATION DAYS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

    October 11, 2017

    Looking to transfer to Cal U? One-stop Destination Days help simplify the process. Visit Cal U on Wednesday, Nov. 15. We’ll evaluate your transcript, help you complete your application, put you in touch with financial aid staff and arrange a campus tour. Click 'more' for details!

  • USE SOLAR POWER TO CHARGE YOUR DEVICES

    October 11, 2017

    Take a break outdoors and charge your laptop, tablet or smartphone at the new solar-powered charging station outside Manderino Library. Just bring a power cord and plug in! The solar array supports 75-150 cellphone charges per day, even in cloudy weather.

  • THE JOURNAL: POLICE CADETS GRADUATE OCT. 17

    October 9, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Police cadets graduate Oct. 17; Ridge to speak at homeland security conference; Homecoming has Disney atmosphere. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • FORMER SECRETARY RIDGE ADDRESSES TERROR CRIME

    October 6, 2017

    Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, will speak Oct. 24 at Cal U's 10th annual Conference on Homeland and International Security. The free conference examines community-based approaches to fighting terror crimes. The public may attend or watch LIVE on Facebook; click 'more' for details.

  • POLICE ACADEMY CADETS GRADUATE OCT. 17

    October 4, 2017

    Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert will give the keynote address when the inaugural class graduates from California University of Pennsylvania's full-time IUP Police Academy. The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Performance Center at the Natali Student Center.

  • HOMECOMING 2017 HAS 'DISNEY' THEME

    October 2, 2017

    Celebrate Cal U's Homecoming 2017 with Disney-themed festivities Oct. 9-14. Highlights on Homecoming Day include the annual parade at noon Oct. 14, followed by Vulcan football at 3 p.m. Click "more" for details.


September

  • THEATRE PRESENTS ‘EVENING OF CREATIVITY’

    September 27, 2017

    The fall theater season opens with "An Evening of Creativity," including Bobby's Ballet Lesson, a one-act play about autism written by sophomore Alyssa Freeman. Showtime in Steele Hall's Blaney Theatre is 7 p.m. Oct. 5-6, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 7.

  • GRANT BOOSTS ACCESS TO CARE IN RURAL AREAS

    September 27, 2017

    A new $1.9 million grant-funded project prepares students to serve rural communities in southwestern Pennsylvania as school counselors, mental health counselors and social work practitioners. The federal grant eases the financial burden for graduate students during field placements.

  • FALL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES LIBERAL ARTS

    September 25, 2017

    The College of Liberal Arts will hold a free Fall Festival from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5, featuring academic presentations, music, theater, crafts, food and a display (through Oct. 15) of political memorabilia, including items from JFK’s presidency. A panel discussion, 'Bullying Has No Borders,' also is on the agenda.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENT REPORTS GOOD NEWS

    September 25, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: President reports good news; Political science student interns in Harrisburg; Professor wins national honor. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • SIGN UP: IT'S NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

    September 25, 2017

    Even when the U.S. presidency isn't on the ballot, your vote makes a difference! National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 26, and Cal U is encouraging the entire campus community to register to vote this week. It's easy to register online. Click 'more' for a link to register now.

  • OFFICIAL FIGURES IN FOR FALL 2017 ENROLLMENT

    September 19, 2017

    Cal U's official Fall 2017 headcount is 7,788, an increase of 3.1 percent compared to last year's student population. The census date report shows enrollment increases for undergraduate and undergraduate students. Click 'more' for the numbers.

  • HEY, LOOK! IT'S THE NHL'S STANLEY CUP

    September 18, 2017

    As part of the Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017 activities, the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup will travel across campus between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Watch from the sidewalk along Third Street to see the Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.

  • FULBRIGHT ASSISTANT TEACHES ARABIC

    September 15, 2017

    Emad Hakim, of Egypt, joins Cal U as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in the Global Online bachelor's and master's degree programs in Arabic. He is the second Fulbright FLTA at Cal U and will help students with language proficiency and assignments.

  • ADDICTIONS EDUCATOR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

    September 13, 2017

    Dr. John D. Massella, an associate professor and licensed professional counselor, has received the national Addiction Educator of the Year award from NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    September 12, 2017

    It takes all of us working together to move this University forward — and those efforts are beginning to pay off. Click 'more' to read the good news about our enrollment projections, University budget, Strategic Enrollment Plan progress, campus renovations and more.

  • PLAN NOW TO TAKE 2017-2018 WINTER COLLEGE CLASSES

    September 12, 2017

    Take 100 percent online classes during the winter term with Cal U's Winter College! Registration for the five-week session begins Oct. 2 for veterans, Oct. 3 for all students. Graduate and undergraduate classes are open to students at any college or university. Click 'more' for details.

  • 'DAY OF GIVING' SUPPORTS CAL U STUDENTS

    September 11, 2017

    Help Cal U students by participating in the Washington County Community Foundation’s annual Day of Giving on Sept. 12. A portion of the $100,000 'bonus pool' of funds helps your donation go even further. Click 'more' for links and details.

  • REPORT: STUDENTS ENGAGED IN 2016 ELECTION

    September 11, 2017

    A new report on student voting rates finds that more Cal U students went to the polls on Election Day in 2016 than in 2012. Nearly 55 percent of Cal U students cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election, exceeding the national average for college voters at more than 1,000 schools nationwide.

  • THE JOURNAL: ENROLLMENT UP AS NEW YEAR BEGINS

    September 11, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Enrollment up as new school year begins; Cal U amon 'best' says Princeton Review; Constitution Day Sept. 18. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.


August

  • AUDITIONS SEPT. 9 FOR 'HAPPY ELF' HOLIDAY SHOW

    August 28, 2017

    Actors, singers and dancers are needed for this year's holiday production of 'The Happy Elf,' based on the song by singer-songwriter Harry Connick Jr. Performers ages 5 and older may audition Sept. 9 in Steele Hall. Click 'more' for audition schedule.

  • CAL U WELCOMES FAMILIES SEPT. 9

    August 28, 2017

    Students share their Cal U pride with parents, siblings, relatives and friends on Family Day, Sept. 9. A full slate of activities includes music, field day activities, interactive displays, Vulcan football and volleyball. Click 'more' for a schedule.

  • HEALTH FAIR TURNS 30

    August 28, 2017

    Cal U's annual health fair turns back the clock and to the days when M*A*S*H was a hit TV show! Learn about health and wellness while enjoying giveaways, screenings, entertainment and more Sept. 20 in the Convocation Center.

  • BLAZE YOUR PATH – IT'S CAREER WEEK!

    August 28, 2017

    The Career and Professional Development Center sponsors Career Week to prepare students for job fairs and employment interviews. Activities Sept. 18-22 include resume reviews and tip sheets, interview advice, graduate school information, and a session on proper workplace attire.

  • CONSTITUTION DAY TOPICS: DISSENT, TRUTH

    August 28, 2017

    Cal U marks Constitution Day Sept. 18 with two programs: At 10 a.m. a Kent State professor discusses 'The Right to Dissent' in Duda Hall, Room 103. And 1 and 2 p.m. in Manderino Library, Room 208, Cal U librarians explain how to identify valid information, especially online.

  • THE JOURNAL: FALL SEMESTER BEGINS TODAY

    August 28, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Fall semester begins today; Grants total tops $5 million; Partnership supports earth science education. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • ENROLLMENT UP AS THE ACADEMIC YEAR BEGINS

    August 25, 2017

    As they prepare for the start of classes, Cal U officials anticipate an increase of about 3% in the overall student headcount compared to last fall. And the incoming freshman class is the largest Cal U has seen since 2014.

  • PRINCETON REVIEW: CAL U AMONG REGION'S BEST

    August 24, 2017

    For the 13th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has listed Cal U among the best colleges in the northeastern United States. The education services company profiles Cal U in its '2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region' listing.

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    August 21, 2017

    Cal U takes pride in its culture of diversity and inclusiveness. As we prepare to welcome new students to our Cal U family, let's celebrate the diversity that makes our campus such a vibrant place to live and learn.

  • JASKO LENDS EXPERTISE TO WEATHER PODCAST

    August 18, 2017

    When severe weather breaks, communication matters! Dr. Susan Jasko, a professor in the Department of Communication, Design and Culture, lends her expertise to "I'm Warning You!" a Tornado Talk podcast discussing severe weather information.

  • GRANT AWARDS TOP $5 MILLION IN 2016-2017

    August 4, 2017

    Cal U faculty and staff collectively received more than $5.4 million in awards to fund service projects, conduct research and support instruction, according to the latest report from the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research. Two faculty join the list of 'Million Dollar Achievers.'

  • AMS PARTNERSHIP BOOSTS EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION

    August 2, 2017

    Cal U is partnering with the American Meteorological Society to offer graduate credits tuition-free to K-12 teachers who take AMS Education courses in Earth sciences. Teachers can register for two summer workshops and online DataStreme courses in weather, oceans and climate. Click 'more' for info.

  • GRAD QUALIFIES FOR U.S. AMATEUR GOLF TOURNEY

    August 1, 2017

    Just weeks after Brett Young '17 picked up his sport management degree, the former Vulcan hockey player qualified to compete in this month's U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, the U.S. Golf Association's oldest championship tournament.


July

  • HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGH? DEPARTMENT GIVEN SCALE

    July 25, 2017

    Students will be measuring with greater precision thanks to Arlyn Scales, a New York company that has donated a precision weighing instrument for use by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

  • THE JOURNAL: HEIM SELECTED FOR OXFORD

    July 24, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Heim selected for Oxford fellowship; Cal U ranks no. 1 in Pennsylvania; Students meet as doctoral program debuts. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • IT'S OFFICIAL: FACULTY WILL NOT FACE LAYOFFS

    July 21, 2017

    After completing a comprehensive review of its entire lineup of academic programs, Cal U has withdrawn the letter notifying its faculty union of possible retrenchment. The decision was made in light of new data, President Jones says, and it allows faculty to 'focus wholeheartedly' on teaching.

  • VULCANS PLAN A NIGHT OUT AT PNC PARK

    July 19, 2017

    Tickets are on sale now for Cal U Night at PNC Park. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to a special event Aug. 23, when the Pirates play the L.A. Dodgers at 7:05 p.m. Ticket price is $15. Click 'more' to learn about special pricing for drinks and food, and your chance to warm up with the Bucs.

  • FORMER OLYMPIC DISTANCE COACH SPEAKS AUG. 2

    July 19, 2017

    As part of its annual summer camp, the Cal U cross country program hosts a free talk by Jack Hazen, who coached the USA Track and Field team's distance runners at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The public may attend the talk at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Blaney Theatre inside Steele Hall.

  • YOUNG PERFORMERS ON STAGE JULY 29

    July 19, 2017

    The public may attend the children's musical "Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.," at 4 p.m. July 29 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. The fully staged production caps off the Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy's summer theater experience.

  • DOCTOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM DEBUTS

    July 12, 2017

    Cal U welcomes its inaugural Doctor of Criminal Justice class with a week of talks, activities and presentations by high-profile speakers. The 26 students selected for the class include mid- and senior-level criminal justice professionals from across the country.

  • STATE SYSTEM RESPONDS TO CONSULTANT'S REVIEW

    July 12, 2017

    The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) has presented its recommendations for the future of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Click 'more' to read a message from State System officials or see the final report. 

  • STUDENTS BACK FROM BELIZE AFTER HONORS TRIP

    July 10, 2017

    Two Cal U Honors Program students learned about the history, politics, economics and culture of Belize as part of a study-abroad opportunity organized by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

  • MAUND LEADS CADETS IN MILITARY TRAINING PROGRAM

    July 5, 2017

    Sgt. 1st Class Jesse Maund, an instructor for Cal U Army ROTC, spent three weeks in Lithuania as a team leader for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program. CULP gives cadets an international military perspective prior to their careers as U.S. Army officers.


June

  • SCHOOLS.COM RANKS CAL U NO. 1 IN PENNSYLVANIA

    June 29, 2017

    Cal U is ranked No. 1 among the Best Four-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania by Schools.com, a resource for current and prospective college students. The report cites convenient online learning options and says Cal U students typically graduate with less debt than students at other schools.

  • PROFESSOR IS 'FELLOW' AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY

    June 27, 2017

    Political science professor Dr. Joseph Heim will be a visiting fellow at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. This summer he will study manuscripts housed at Oxford's library, the British Library and the British Museum.

  • THE JOURNAL: NEWEST ALUMNI LOOK TO THE FUTURE

    June 12, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Newest alumni look to the future; ROTC cadet becomes officer; Women of year 'touch lives'. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • SPRING 2017 DEAN'S LIST

    June 9, 2017

    The Spring 2017 dean's list at Cal U recognizes undergraduate students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR SEEK SUMMER PROGRAM

    June 7, 2017

    It's a carnival of summertime fun at SEEK, the Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids program held on Cal U's campus. Register now for supervised full- or half-day camps for children in grades 1-8. Registration is still available for the July 24-28 session. Click 'more' to register!

  • 'IRON CITY MUSIC' HAS CAL U TIES

    June 5, 2017

    Dr. Yugo Ikach, co-chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, and Dr. Kim Vanderlaan, of the English Department, are instrumental in planning and presenting a free concert by the Washington Symphony Orchestra on June 15 at Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland.

  • CAL U MARKS 10 YEARS OF ESTILL VOICE TRAINING

    June 1, 2017

    For the 10th year, Cal U has hosted Estill Voice Training, world-renowned techniques that improve voice quality and maintain vocal health. Workshops wrap up June 26 and participants leave with a wealth of knowledge about their voices.


May

  • NASS DELVES INTO MISSING PEOPLE MYSTERY

    May 26, 2017

    Dr. John Nass, director of the anthropology program at Cal U, has done extensive research into the disappearance of the Monongahela People of southwestern Pennsylvania. He recently discussed his work with radio station WITF. Click 'more' to listen to the podcast.

  • POLICE RE-ENACTMENT ON MAY 24 NEAR STEELE HALL

    May 26, 2017

    Scenes for a safety video will be filmed from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in the vicinity of Steele Hall and the Blaney Theatre. The scenes include staged re-enactments of police activity. If possible, please avoid the area where the film crew is working.

  • UPDATE: HILL EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS

    May 17, 2017

    Junior Summer Hill Friend earned second-team All-America honors by placing 12th in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 27.

  • SEE THE NATIONAL ROBOTICS LEAGUE WINNERS

    May 16, 2017

    More than 400 high school, homeschool and college students from across the country bring their custom-built robots to the Convocation Center May 19-20 for the National Robotics League’s national competition. See the results! Click 'more' for a list of winning teams.

  • TRASH OR RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS

    May 9, 2017

    California Borough has scheduled extra trash pick-ups for large items, such as old furniture, and made it easy for students to recycle unwanted electronics. Trash will be picked up daily through May 19. Electronics recycling is May 12-17 near California Public Library.

  • THE JOURNAL: EVENT SPOTLIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP

    May 8, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Event spotlights scholarship; Alumnus to address graduates; Student media bring home awards. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • CRIME ALERT UPDATE: ASSAULT REPORTED IN BORO

    May 7, 2017

    UPDATE: Police continue to investigate a reported assault early this morning, May 7, 2017, near Park Street in California Borough. Continue to use caution when in this area. Call police if you have info about this crime.

  • FOUR RECOGNIZED AS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

    May 5, 2017

    The President's Commission for the Status of Women recognized four women for their work in supporting equal opportunities for others. The commission honored two Cal U students and two University employees as Women of the Year.

  • VULCAN FLYERS OFFER LATE-NIGHT SEVICE

    May 4, 2017

    Vulcan Flyer shuttles add late-night hours, so it's easy to get to the library or a study session during finals week. Shuttles run until 1:30 a.m. May 7-11. After midnight, the bus stop moves from Booker Towers to the front of Manderino Library. Click 'more' for details.

  • REGIONAL ENDS WITH VULCANS IN 13TH PLACE

    May 4, 2017

    UPDATE: The men’s golf team concluded an excellent season with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional Championships. Congratulations, Vulcans!  

  • DESTINATION DAYS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

    May 4, 2017

    Looking to transfer to Cal U? One-stop Destination Days help simplify the process. Visit Cal U on Friday, Aug. 4. We’ll evaluate your transcript, help you complete your application, put you in touch with financial aid staff and arrange a campus tour. Click 'more' for details!

  • WOMEN’S GOLF FINISHES 11th at REGIONAL

    May 3, 2017

    UPDATE: The women’s golf team ended its season with an 11th place finish at the NCAA Division II Super East Regional Championships in Canton, Ohio. Applause for a fine performance this season!

  • SEE PHOTOS FROM SPRING 2017 COMMENCEMENT

    May 3, 2017

    Congratulations to our spring 2017 graduates! Click 'more' for a link to photos from the graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, or to review information about the Commencement speaker, Thomas Bakaitus Jr. '83.


April

  • THE JOURNAL: CONFERENCE TO STRIKE A SPARK

    April 24, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Conference to Strike a Spark; Robots return for SWPA BotsIQ; Grammy winner Big Daddy Kane to headline hip-hop conference. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • CATCH UP! REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES APRIL 24-25

    April 20, 2017

    Students who have not yet registered for fall classes MUST complete their registration as soon as possible. Take care of business at a one-stop registration session! Stop by the Natali Performance Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24 or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25.

  • CELEBRATE ST. GEORGE'S DAY AT THE LIBRARY

    April 17, 2017

    Enjoy free food and get a glimpse of Spanish and Arabic culture when Cal U celebrates St. George's Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27 at Manderino Library. Keynote speaker is armor-maker Parker Brown, apprentice silversmith at Colonial Williamsburg. See artwork 5-8 p.m. in Vulcan Gallery.

  • CONFERENCE SHOWCASES RESEARCH, CREATIVITY

    April 13, 2017

    Dr. Eric (Rick) Oches, professor of natural and applied sciences at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., delivers the keynote address at the third annual Strike a Spark Conference, Cal U's annual showcase of research, scholarship, creative activity, and application.

  • TAKE A TRIP THROUGH TIME APRIL 29

    April 13, 2017

    Be a time traveler! Explore the medieval age, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Civil War era and more at 'A Trip Through Time' April 29 at the Natali Student Center. Meet re-enactors, historians, dancers, fencers and more at this free event.

  • HEAR FROM HIP-HOP PIONEER BIG DADDY KANE

    April 12, 2017

    Grammy-winner Big Daddy Kane and WAMO-FM personality Mike Dean will speak at the 12th annual Hip-hop Conference at 4 p.m. April 28 in Morgan Hall Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend 'Hip-hop Don’t Stop: The 40-Year Evolution of DJing, Emceeing and Radio.'

  • MOTHER’S DAY SHOPPING BEGINS AT POTTERY SALE

    April 12, 2017

    The annual spring student pottery sale will be held May 1-3 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. The sale, which offers handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more, is open to the public, as well as the campus community

  • SATIRICAL DRAMA ONSTAGE APRIL 27-29

    April 12, 2017

    The Department of Music and Theatre concludes its spring 2017 theater season with 'Clybourne Park,' a satirical drama. Showtime is 7 p.m. April 27-28, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 29 in Steele Hall’s Mainstage Theatre.

  • NEW SERVICE: ORDER TRANSCRIPTS 24/7

    April 12, 2017

    Students and alumni now can order official transcripts at any time, every day of the year, using a credit card. Beginning today, the new TranscriptsPlus service is now available.

  • SHUTTLES MODIFY SCHEDULES APRIL 14-17

    April 10, 2017

    Vulcan Flyer shuttles will be operating on a modified schedule from Friday, April 14, through Sunday, April 16. Click to see the modified hours. There will be NO SERVICE April 16 (Easter). Regular service resumes at 7 a.m. Monday, April 17.

  • THE JOURNAL: STUDENT NAMED TO BOG

    April 10, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Student named to Board of Governors; Cal U honored for voting efforts; Fishing festival begins with dedication. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • FISHING FESTIVAL OPENS WITH DEDICATION

    April 5, 2017

    The Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival on April 22 will begin with a 7:30 a.m. dedication of the newly restored Pike Run stream area at Rotary Park, Third Street and Route 88 in California Borough. Fishing begins at 8 a.m.

  • GERMAN ARMED FORCES BADGE TESTING APRIL 21-22

    April 4, 2017

    A Cal U Global Online student will be among those testing for the prestigious German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge on April 21-22. This is the fifth year that the University has hosted the physical fitness test for members of the U.S. military.


March

  • VISIT US FOR ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE APRIL 8

    March 31, 2017

    Want to learn more about Cal U? Start by attending an Academic Open House. The event introduces prospective students to Cal U and gives students who already have been accepted a chance to explore the campus.

  • MUSICAL COMEDY ONSTAGE MARCH 30-APRIL 1

    March 30, 2017

    The Department of Music and Theatre continues its spring 2017 season with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy. Showtime is 7 p.m. March 30-31, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 1 in Steele Hall’s Blaney Theatre.

  • ARMY'S INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT FEATURES ROBOTICS

    March 29, 2017

    Drive a military robot and learn about the U.S. Army's cutting-edge work in STEM at IS2, an interactive exhibition. The family-friendly exhibit is housed in a 60-foot-long mobile classroom that parks in front of the Natali Student Center April 13-14.

  • FORMER VULCAN FOOTBALL PLAYER SPEAKS APRIL 4

    March 29, 2017

    Former Vulcan football player Rontez Miles returns to campus for a talk at 6 p.m. April 4. Miles will discuss the obstacles he has overcome on his road to the National Football League, where he plays safety for the New York Jets.

  • UPDATE: SECRETARY OF AGING TO SPEAK VIA SKYPE

    March 28, 2017

    The state Secretary of Aging delivers the keynote address via Skype when Cal U’s departments of Social Work and Gerontology present 'Aging: We Must Get Ready!' The full-day conference focuses on the older population in Pennsylvania and nationwide. Continuing education units (6 CEUs) are available.

  • LEARN TO EARN EVENTS APRIL 3-7

    March 28, 2017

    Meet powerful women and take steps to improve your earning power! Free programs this week focus on women leaders, breaking barriers and taking control of your professional image. Women and men are welcome to attend, and the public is invited. Click 'more' for a NEW schedule.

  • EMMY-WINNER TO SPEAK AT METEOROLOGY CLUB EVENT

    March 28, 2017

    Betsy Kling, a three-time Emmy-winning meteorologist from WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, will speak at Cal U at 1 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Eberly Hall, Room 255. Her talk is part of the Meteorology Club’s Spring Colloquia Series.

  • SEMINARS ADDRESS LEGAL TOPICS, LAW ENFORCEMENT

    March 27, 2017

    The Institute for Law and Public Policy at Cal U offers seminars for legal, HR and law enforcement professionals. Topics include sexual harassment, employment law and immigration law, as well as crime scene and sexual assault investigations. Click 'more' for details and registration.

  • AUTHOR DISCUSSES COMBAT TOUR IN AFGHANISTAN

    March 27, 2017

    U.S. Army veteran Sean Parnell, author of 'Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan,' will give a free talk from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 13 in Manderino Library. The public may attend; military veterans are especially welcome.

  • THE JOURNAL: ATTORNEY TO ADDRESS SCHOLARS

    March 27, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Attorney to address scholars; Cal U inks agreement with FBI Academy Associates; Mentors go to middle school. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION APRIL 4

    March 22, 2017

    Interested in a Fulbright Student Program grant? An information session will be held 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in Eberly Hall, Room 110. Fulbright representatives will be available to answer questions about the program.

  • CAL U NAMED 'VOTER FRIENDLY CAMPUS'

    March 22, 2017

    Cal U is one of just seven Pennsylvania universities, and only 83 schools nationwide, to be designated a Voter Friendly Campus for its efforts to inform student voters, engage them in the election process, and encourage them to register and vote.

  • ANTHROPOLOGIST VISITS CAMPUS APRIL 7

    March 21, 2017

    Renowned anthropologist Dr. Douglas W. Owsley, from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, will be at Cal U at 1 p.m. April 7 for a free lecture on the identification of human remains from the Civil War era. See the talk on campus or watch live online.

  • SCHOOL GROUPS INVITED TO ST. GEORGE'S EVENT

    March 8, 2017

    April 1 is the deadline for high school groups to register to attend the celebration of St. George's Day April 27 at Manderino Library. Students can learn about Spanish and Arabic culture through organized activities. Prizes will be offered for the best artworks submitted.

  • CAL U TO HOST SCIENCE OLYMPIAD REGIONALS

    March 7, 2017

    Cal U welcomes 46 teams of middle and high school students to campus on March 22 for the Southwest Region of the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad. Teams of up to 15 students each will put their skills to the test in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • IT'S ON US PA: TAKE THE PLEDGE TODAY

    March 7, 2017

    Safety at Cal U is everybody's business! Cal U has joined the statewide 'It's On Us PA' campaign, which invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault. Click 'more' to learn about our campuswide effort, watch the 'It's On Us Cal U' video and take the pledge.

  • VULCAN FLYERS 'OFF DUTY' FOR SPRING BREAK

    March 7, 2017

    Vulcan Flyers will NOT be operating during spring break. Service ends at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, and resumes with limited weekend service March 18-19. Full service resumes Monday, March 20. Click ‘more’ for the complete schedule.

  • UPDATE: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON ENDS

    March 7, 2017

    The women’s basketball team ends a stellar season with an 85-69 loss to Virginia Union in the championship game of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional. The Vulcans finish the season with a 30-4 overall record.

  • UPDATE: SWIMMER IS SIX-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

    March 6, 2017

    Senior swimmer Jade Arganbright finished 16th in the 200-yard breaststroke consolation finals at the NCAA Division II National Championships. She earned All-American honors for the sixth time in her career and the third time in the 200-yard breaststroke.

  • VISIT OUR GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE MARCH 8

    March 6, 2017

    Yes, graduate school can be an affordable option! Find out more at an open house sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies. You’ll meet with faculty and learn about assistantships, scholarships and federal aid that can make grad school affordable.

  • THE JOURNAL: MPI HONORS SENIOR

    March 6, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Meeting Professionals International honor senior; Robotics event has steam theme; National artist joins gospel choir’s Joyfest. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • METEOROLOGY CLUB HOSTS ATMOSPHERIC EXPERT

    March 1, 2017

    The Cal U Meteorology Club welcomes atmospheric expert Dr. M. Patrick McCormick as part of its Spring Colloquia Series. McCormick will speak at 11 a.m. March 7 in Eberly Hall, Room 120. Admission is free.

  • STUDENTS HOST WILD GAME DINNER

    March 1, 2017

    Cal U's student chapter of The Wildlife Society will host its 20th annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. March 25 at the Richeyville Volunteer Fire Department. Ticket price of $20 supports activities for student members.

  • MINISTER HEADLINES GOSPEL CHOIR’S 'JOYFEST'

    March 1, 2017

    The Rev. Trini Lopez Massie, of the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, headlines the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir's 2017 Joyfest gospel concert. The free performance begins at 7 p.m. March 25 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theater.

  • WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EXPLORES SOCIAL JUSTICE

    March 1, 2017

    Cal U focuses on social justice during Women’s History Month. TED Talks, 'You Can't Say That!' and 'Learn to Earn' events are among the activities featured. Click 'more' for a complete schedule and a 'You Can't Say That' trailer.


February

  • NEXT ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE MARCH 4

    February 27, 2017

    Want to learn more about Cal U? Start by attending an Academic Open House. The event introduces prospective students to Cal U or give students who already have been accepted a chance to explore the campus.

  • CAL U HOSTS SERVICES FOR VETERANS, FAMILIES

    February 27, 2017

    Free services are available to military veterans and their families from the campus and the local area. A licensed clinical social worker from the McKeesport Veterans Center will schedule appointments on Thursdays through May 5 in Manderino Library.

  • UPDATE: SEE FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION SCORES

    February 27, 2017

    See the results of the 2017 Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, held March 16-18 at the Convocation Center. Or view a gallery of photos from the exciting STEAMWORKS competition.

  • THE JOURNAL: CAL U AFFIRMS 'DISTINCTIVE IDENTITY'

    February 20, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: University Asserts 'Distinctive Identity' in Science, Technology; Cal U Junior Interns in Harrisburg; Black History Month Concludes. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • KDKA-TV SPOTLIGHTS PRESIDENT JONES

    February 14, 2017

    As part of its annual Black History Month series, KDKA-TV looks at President Geraldine Jones’ role as the University's first African-American president. Did you miss the broadcast? Click 'more' to see President Jones talk about what breaking down barriers means to her.

  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPLORE 3-D ANIMATION

    February 13, 2017

    Area high school students are invited to attend a free, hands-on 3-D computer animation workshop April 1 and April 8 in the Helsel Hall multimedia lab. Three participants will receive $500 Cal U scholarships. Click 'more' for details and how to apply.

  • SUMMER COLLEGE SIGN-UP CONTINUES

    February 13, 2017

    Want to advance your education and your career? Summer College 2017 offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate courses on-campus and online. It's not too late to sign up: Registration remains open until each class session begins. Click 'more' to view the Summer College catalog.

  • 'AN EVENING OF CREATIVITY' ONSTAGE FEB. 23-25

    February 10, 2017

    The Department of Music and Theatre opens its spring 2017 season with 'An Evening of Creativity,' featuring a one-act play and two dance pieces. Showtime is 7 p.m. Feb. 23-24, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Steele Hall’s Blaney Theatre.

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    February 9, 2017

    This is our moment to define a strong and distinctive identity for our University. Our longstanding special mission in science and technology can guide our way forward as we re-engineer Cal U for a new generation.

  • THE JOURNAL: DCJ DEGREE FIRST IN U.S.

    February 6, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: First in U.S.: Doctor of Criminal Justice; Vulcans continue academic success; WSO audience hears from Cal U. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.


January

  • A MESSAGE ABOUT THE STATE SYSTEM'S FUTURE

    January 27, 2017

    Board of Governors Chair Cynthia D. Shapira and Chancellor Frank T. Brogan pledge to remain strong advocates for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education as they work to ensure its sustainability. Click ‘more’ to read their message.

  • CAL U ADDS DOCTORATE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    January 26, 2017

    Beginning this summer, Cal U will offer a Doctor of Criminal Justice, the first regionally accredited D.C.J. degree in the United States. Designed for senior-level criminal justice practitioners, this is the second professional doctorate offered at Cal U.

  • SEE CAL U ON 'INFINITE OPPORTUNITIES' THIS MONTH

    January 25, 2017

    The State System of Higher Education's weekly TV show, 'Infinite Opportunities,' airs at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Saturdays on PCN. Segments showcase students and programs at Cal U and other universities. Click 'more' to see when Cal U is featured.

  • CAL U TO INDUCT SEVEN INTO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

    January 24, 2017

    Seven former Vulcan sports standouts will be inducted into the Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame during a dinner set for 5 p.m. on April 22 in the Performance Center. Click 'more' to read about this year’s honorees.

  • THE JOURNAL: DEPLOYED SOLDIER AMONG GRADUATES

    January 23, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Deployed soldier among winter graduates; Speaker explores roots of racism; Online bachelor program no. 6. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • VULCAN FLYER, SHOPPERS SHUTTLE SERVICE RESUMES

    January 17, 2017

    Students returning to campus for the spring semester can ride the Vulcan Flyer bus between the upper and lower campuses, and take the Shoppers Shuttle to the Walmart Supercenter. Service is limited Jan. 20-22. Full service begins Jan. 23.

  • FALL 2016 DEAN'S LIST

    January 13, 2017

    The Fall 2016 dean's list at Cal U recognizes undergraduate students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • ON-THE-SPOT DECISION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

    January 11, 2017

    Students looking to transfer to Cal U can get an on-the-spot decision about their acceptance and learn how their credits will transfer to a Cal U program of study. Call for an appointment on Jan. 17, Instant Transfer Admission Day.

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS CHALLENGE, DELIGHT

    January 11, 2017

    During Black History Month, Cal U confronts the pervasive problem of racism, remembers the giving spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrates African-American culture, visual and performing arts, music and food. Click 'more' for Black History Month events and activities.

  • U.S. NEWS RANKS ONLINE BACHELOR'S PROGRAM NO. 6

    January 10, 2017

    U.S. News and World Report, a recognized leader in college rankings, has ranked Cal U Global Online's bachelor’s degree program No. 6 in the nation. Cal U offers 10 bachelor's degrees 100 percent online.