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May

  • SEE PITTSBURGH PASSION FOOTBALL MAY 7

    May 2, 2016

    Watch women’s football and support a good cause May 7 when the Pittsburgh Passion takes on the Keystone Assault at Adamson Stadium. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. Ticket price is $15. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Night, so wear pink to show your support!

  • SOFTBALL TEAM EARNS REGION'S FIFTH SEED

    May 2, 2016

    The Vulcan softball team has earned the Atlantic Region's fifth seed and will compete in opening games of the NCAA Division II Tournament May 5-7 at Buchannon, W.Va.


April

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ROBOTICS COMPETITION

    April 29, 2016

    The National Robotics League holds its national competition May 20-21 in the Convocation Center. Get involved by volunteering to help with the competition or plan to watch the remote-controlled ’bots battle it out in the arena. Click 'more' to volunteer your time and expertise.

  • POWER SUPPLIERS SPONSOR FREE WORKSHOP MAY 4

    April 27, 2016

    Managers of manufacturing and industrial facilities may join the campus community for a free workshop sponsored by West Penn Power, FirstEnergy and the Electric Power Research Institute. Learn the latest in power quality technology and solutions May 4 at the Convocation Center.

  • MEN'S GOLF TEAMS HEADING TO NCAA REGIONAL CONTEST

    April 26, 2016

    The men's golf teams will compete in the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Region Championships May 2-4 in Baldwinsville, N.Y. The Vulcans were one of seven at-large selections from the Atlantic Region.

  • DOGGED BY STRESS? VISIT THE LIBRARY

    April 25, 2016

    As the semester winds down, Manderino Library celebrates Stress Relief Week with a therapy dog visit, a bring-your-own-dog Puppy Party, free pizza, massage therapy, meditative coloring, board games and more. Unwind, de-stress and get ready to face exams!

  • TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR CAL U NIGHT AT PNC PARK

    April 22, 2016

    Buy your tickets on campus now for Cal U Night, July 20, at PNC Park. Get half-price food and a free Pittsburgh Pirates/Cal U cap with each ticket purchased. Students, show your CalCard when you buy tickets and you’ll be entered in a drawing to catch the first pitch.

  • PICK UP FREE BOTTLED WATER MAY 4

    April 21, 2016

    Stock up for summer! Households and organizations in California Borough, including groups at Cal U, may pick up a FREE case of bottled water (while supplies last) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 4 in the Adamson Stadium parking area at Roadman Park.

  • STUDENTS HOLD POTTERY SALE APRIL 26-28

    April 19, 2016

    Cal U's annual spring sale of student-made pottery will be held April 26-28 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. Handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more are available for sale to the public, as well as the campus community.

  • POLITICAL PROFESSIONAL TO ADDRESS GRADUATES

    April 19, 2016

    Political strategist and fundraiser Vanessa DeSalvo Getz, Class of 1993, will address graduating students when Cal U holds is 182nd Commencement. Master's degree candidates receive their diplomas May 6 and undergraduates May 7.

  • MEET AN AIR QUALITY MONITORING SPECIALIST

    April 18, 2016

    Dustin Snare '12, a graduate of Cal U's meteorology concentration, returns to campus to discuss his career as an air quality monitoring specialist. Snare will speak at 5:30 p.m. April 28 in Eberly Hall, Room 120.

  • MOBB DEEP JOINS PANEL AT HIP-HOP CONFERENCE

    April 13, 2016

    Hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, of Queens, N.Y., headlines the 11th annual Hip-hop Conference April 21-22 on campus. Conference events focus on the criminal justice system, safety on and off college campuses, and the films 'Chi-Raq' and 'Straight Outta Compton.'

  • RESEARCH, WRITING SHOWCASES APRIL 21

    April 12, 2016

    View the work of Cal U scholars from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21 at the 'Strike a Spark' showcase of student and faculty research, scholarship and creativity. Or join the Celebration of Student Writing from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit the Convocation Center for these two free events.

  • DANCE CONCERT TAKES PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH

    April 12, 2016

    The Department of Music and Theatre presents 'Self Actualization: A Concert of Dance' April 21-23 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office.

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    April 11, 2016

    I am confident that California University's future is bright, I appreciate the opportunity to continue working on behalf of this remarkable institution and its students, faculty and staff.

  • THE JOURNAL: Geraldine M. Jones named President

    April 11, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Geraldine M. Jones named President; Intern hopes to uncover Romanian graves this summer; Political professional to address graduates. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • THE JOURNAL: SPRING BREAK TAKES STUDENTS TO CUBA

    April 11, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: 'Life-changing' spring break takes students to cuba; Strike a Spark event returns; Forest service honors professor. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • ARTISTS DIG INTO 'GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS'

    April 11, 2016

    The Department of Art and Languages celebrates spring with 'The Garden of Earthly Delights,' an exhibition of student artworks on display April 21-27 in the Vulcan Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. April 21.

  • 'WALK A MILE' FUNDRAISER APRIL 19

    April 11, 2016

    Men walk across campus in high-heeled pumps April 19 to show support for victims of sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking. Register by April 13 for the fundraiser supporting Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pa.


March

  • PROFESSOR HONORED FOR CONSERVATION EFFORTS

    March 31, 2016

    The U.S. Forest Service has honored Dr. Carol Bocetti, a professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and her team for their efforts to save an endangered songbird species. It is Bocetti's second national award for her work with the Kirtland's warbler.

  • FISHING FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 23

    March 31, 2016

    Cal U and the California community again will collaborate to present the 21st annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival, set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23 at Rotary Park, off Route 88 (Third Street) in California.

  • AGREEMENT CLEARS PATH TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE

    March 30, 2016

    If you transferred to Cal U from a community college, you may have already earned enough credits to apply for your associate degree. Learn more about how a new agreement among State System schools and 14 community colleges in Pennsylvania makes this possible.

  • ALUMNUS RETURNS TO DISCUSS FILM WRITING

    March 29, 2016

    The English Department welcomes screenwriters Don Ammon '97 and Kristopher Veenis, who discuss screenwriting and the technical side of filmmaking April 13 in Eberly Hall. The trailer for their film 'Summerlings' was shown last fall at the Three Rivers Film Festival.

  • CAMPUS EVENTS INTRODUCES NEW DEPARTMENT

    March 28, 2016

    High school and Cal U students are invited to discover the new Department of Communication, Design and Culture at Cal U. Meet department faculty and alumni at this series of free 'Generation Communication' events beginning April 11.

  • THE JOURNAL: MUSICAL PREMIERES IN STEELE

    March 28, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Student's original musical premieres in Steele Hall; Alumnus will address top scholars at convocation; President candidates introduced. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • CELEBRATE ST. GEORGE'S DAY APRIL 5

    March 28, 2016

    Cal U marks 'Diada de Sant Jordi,' or St. George’s Day, with a celebration that includes free food, music, fencing and a book sale by faculty authors. Explore the legend of St. George and find out why UNESCO has declared this holiday the International Day of the Book.

  • STUDENT'S ORIGINAL MUSICAL ONSTAGE APRIL 7-9

    March 28, 2016

    The Department of Music and Theatre presents 'Yet Another Funeral,' an original musical created by commercial music technology major Dominic Carrola. The dark romantic comedy is onstage April 7-9 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Alumni hold a reception on opening night.

  • VULCAN FLYER ON HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

    March 24, 2016

    Although Cal U is open, the Vulcan Flyer shuttle will operate on a holiday schedule during Easter weekend. Bus service on March 25 (Good Friday) will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be no Vulcan Flyer service on Easter, March 27.

  • CAL U TO HOST TRAINING FOR WEATHER SPOTTERS

    March 24, 2016

    Learn to identify and report severe weather with the National Weather Service's SKYWARN training program. The public may attend the free class at 6 p.m. March 30 in Eberly Hall, Room 110.

  • LAMBDA BRIDGES MARKS SPRING PRIDE MONTH

    March 23, 2016

    Each April, the Lambda Bridges LGBTQA Program Office celebrates Spring Pride Month. Click 'more' for information about the biannual drag show, an appearance by YouTube sensation Todrick Hall and the third annual Lavender Graduation.

  • COLLOQUIA SERIES WELCOMES CLIMATOLOGIST

    March 17, 2016

    The Meteorology Club speaker series welcomes Nolan Doesken, state climatologist for the Colorado Climate Center. Learn more about his work with climate monitoring and long-term climate trends at 5 p.m. March 24 in Eberly Hall, Room 255.

  • RECEPTION OPENS 'VOICES OF THE MON VALLEY'

    March 16, 2016

    'Voices of the Mon Valley: Oral History and Local Resources' features projects from Cal U students and archival materials from historical societies and libraries. An opening reception on March 23 is open to the public. The exhibit continues through April 10.

  • SPRING CHILDREN’S EVENT OFFERS FAMILY FUN

    March 16, 2016

    California area families may attend a Spring Children's Event March 23 at the Vulcan Village Clubhouse. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to join the egg hunt or have a photo taken with the Easter bunny! Click 'more' to register.

  • THE JOURNAL: WIFI UPGRADE IMPROVES ACCESS

    March 16, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: WiFi upgrade improves access; Cal U students on primary ballot; Conference focus: sustainable communities. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • HONORS CONVOCATION SET FOR APRIL 2

    March 10, 2016

    David D. Gustovich '83, founder, president and CEO of IQity Solutions LLC, will deliver the Honors Convocation address April 2 in the Convocation Center. Presidential Scholars who have been invited to participate in Honors Convocation must RSVP by March 25.

  • STATE HOUSE CANDIDATES INVITED TO FORUM

    March 9, 2016

    The League of Women Voters of Washington County and the American Democracy Project at Cal U host a candidates forum March 22. Voters will hear from Democratic and Republican candidates vying to represent the 49th Legislative District in the state House.

  • BEYOND INSULTS: SPEAKER LOOKS AT 2016 ELECTION

    March 8, 2016

    Political scientist and author Alan Abramowitz goes 'Beyond Trump's Insults and Clinton's E-mails' to discuss how polarization and negative partisanship are shaping the 2016 presidential election. The free talk on March 31 is open to the public.

  • DOCUMENTARY TOPIC: CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT

    March 4, 2016

    The Office of Social Equity will screen ‘The Hunting Ground,’ an award-winning documentary that takes a candid look at the issue of sexual assault on campus. Two screenings are set for March 29 in the Vulcan Theater. Admission is free.

  • CAL U HOSTS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MARCH 16

    March 3, 2016

    Cal U welcomes the 2016 Science Olympiad to campus March 16. About 600 students from 42 schools will be on hand for a daylong series of contests in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • UPDATE: ARGANBRIGHT NOW A FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

    March 2, 2016

    Junior swimmer Jade Arganbright finished 8th in the 200-yard breaststroke finals at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships March 12, earning All-American honors for a fourth time.


February

  • FIRST ROBOTICS SET FOR QUEST

    February 27, 2016

    Students representing more than 50 ‘kingdoms’ send their robotic champions on a quest to win the 2016 FIRST Stronghold challenge. Check the unofficial results to see which teams won awards.

  • TASTE WILD GAME AT WILDLIFE SOCIETY DINNER

    February 26, 2016

    Fill your plate with venison, bear and other wild game March 19 at the annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner sponsored by the Cal U chapter of The Wildlife Society. Outdoors gear and artworks are raffled off throughout the evening. Click 'more' for details.

  • UPDATE: WOMEN FINISH AT ACHA TOURNEY

    February 26, 2016

    At the ACHA Tournament in Michigan on March 11, Cal U’s women’s hockey club finished the season with a 4-1 loss to Rainy River (Minn.) Community College.

  • CONFERENCE EXPLORES 'SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES'

    February 25, 2016

    Go green March 16 with a conference exploring environmental issues in our own Mon Valley, ecofeminism and environmental justice, and how artists can contribute to change. Click 'more' to see the schedule for 'Sustainable Communities: The Human Impact.'

  • THE JOURNAL: STUDENTS CHOOSE SERVICE ON BREAK

    February 23, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Students choose service during spring break; Outdoor educators offer two free events; First Lady's office is internship site. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • RECEPTION HONORS RETIRING COACH

    February 19, 2016

    Bill Brown, head coach for the men's basketball team, retires at the end of the season. The public may join the campus community and Cal U alumni Feb. 24 in the Convocation Center for a reception in Brown's honor prior to his final home game. Click 'more' for details.

  • GOSPEL CHOIR HOSTS JOYFEST MARCH 19

    February 18, 2016

    National recording artist Anita Wilson will be the featured performer when Cal U's Young and Gifted Gospel Choir hosts Joyfest 2016 at 7 p.m. March 19 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theater. Three additional choirs will perform. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

  • THEATRE PERFORMS 'DEATHTRAP' FEB. 25-27

    February 16, 2016

    The spring theater season opens with the comedy-thriller 'Deathtrap,' onstage Feb. 25-27 in the Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall. The play's twists and turns keep the audience guessing until the final curtain. Tickets are available at the box office.

  • THERE'S STILL TIME FOR SUMMER COLLEGE SIGN-UP

    February 16, 2016

    Registration is under way for Summer College 2016. Cal U offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate courses to advance your education and your career. Classes are held on-campus and online. Click 'more' for details and a complete list of Summer College courses.

  • DON'T MISS OUT ON STUDENT AID: FILE FAFSA NOW

    February 13, 2016

    If you plan to attend Cal U in the 2016-2017 academic year, it's time to renew your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. File your FAFSA by March 1 for priority scholarship consideration; final state grant deadline is May 1. Click 'more' for details.

  • CAL U TO INDUCT SIX INTO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

    February 12, 2016

    Six former Vulcan sports standouts will be inducted into the Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame during a dinner set for 5:30 p.m. April 22 in the Performance Center. Click 'more' to read about this year’s honorees.

  • THE JOURNAL: ALUMNUS RETURNS AS COACH

    February 9, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Alumnus returns as football coach; Convocation progress report focuses on enrollment; Academics and arts mark Black History Month. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • CLIMBER DESCRIBES ASCENT OF ALASKA'S DENALI

    February 8, 2016

    In 2013 the first team of African-American climbers reached the summit of Denali, Alaska's highest peak. Learn about this groundbreaking expedition, or join us for two amazing films, when Cal U hosts the 2016 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership Feb. 25-27.

  • STAY CONNECTED THROUGH NEW ALUMNI DIRECTORY

    February 5, 2016

    Cal U has partnered with PCI to produce a new alumni directory and you may be contacted to verify your information. Read more about the project and how PCI is using your information.

  • SPEAKER SHARES ADVICE WITH AREA GARDENERS

    February 5, 2016

    Area gardeners get tips for planting 'The Right Size Garden' when author Kerry Ann Mendez holds a lecture and book signing March 4 in the Convocation Center. Register now for the talk presented by Fayette County's master gardeners.

  • START YOUR CAL U JOURNEY WITH ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE

    February 3, 2016

    Are you ready to apply to college? Want to learn more about Cal U? Start by attending an Academic Open House. You’ll learn about our programs for students, talk with professors, tour the campus, and see all that California University has to offer.

  • VIEW VIDEO OF GOSPEL CHOIR ON KDKA-TV

    February 2, 2016

    To mark Black History Month, KDKA-TV aired a brief segment featuring the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir and its founding director, Almeda Pryor. Click 'more' to view the story on KDKA.com.

  • ROCK BANDS BATTLE FEB. 19 IN STEELE HALL

    February 1, 2016

    Three bands with Cal U student members are among eight groups performing original music and competing for a $500 prize at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in Steele Hall. The winning band’s music will be performed with the Washington Symphony Orchestra.


January

  • EARTH SCIENCES STUDENTS PREPARE FOR STORMFEST

    January 22, 2016

    StormFest, the annual exploration of weather phenomena, will take place Feb. 5-6 at the Carnegie Science Center, in Pittsburgh. Students from the Earth Sciences Department have designed more than 30 hands-on activities for the two-day event.

  • CAL U MARKS BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

    January 20, 2016

    The annual Day of Service, a bus trip to Baltimore, a panel presentation and an African-American Arts festival are among the activities planned for this year's celebration of Black History Month. Click 'more' for a complete schedule.

  • FALL 2015 DEAN'S LIST

    January 20, 2016

    The Fall 2015 dean's list at Cal U recognizes undergraduate students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • THE JOURNAL: GENERAL PRAISES INDIVIDUALITY

    January 19, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: General praises individuality at Winter Commencement; Performance, service to honor King; Teams to appear on ESPN3. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • 'RED OUT' AS ESPN3 STREAMS VULCAN BASKETBALL

    January 11, 2016

    Wear your Cal U gear to the Convocation Center Jan. 27, when multimedia channel ESPN3 broadcasts Vulcan men’s and women’s basketball LIVE. The $1 admission benefits Make-A-Wish. Join the ‘red out’ and get in on giveaways and prizes. Click more for updated info.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR 2016 STEAM CONFERENCE

    January 11, 2016

    Registration is open for 'STEAM 2016 - STEAM in the Valley,' an excellence in teaching conference open to educators and school administrators at all levels. Cal U faculty and area educators share strategies for enhancing education in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.