January 2010 News

  • Readers relax with 'Push'

    January 28, 2010

    A new book group, Louie's Lit, will meet to discuss 'Push,' by Sapphire, 5 p.m. Feb. 22 in Manderino 408. The group reads for fun and meets monthly to discuss books that have been made into movies.

  • Olympian talks sports

    January 27, 2010

    Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards will be among the speakers Feb. 4-5 at the Cal U Sport Management Conference. The event for Cal U students and alumni features 20 speakers and 50 potential employers. Edwards speaks at noon Feb. 5 in Steele Hall’s Mainstage Theatre.

  • Help for Haiti

    January 27, 2010

    Cal U is joining in the Haiti relief effort coordinated by PASSHE. President Armenti invites the entire Cal U community to join the fundraising effort and help rebuild a school destroyed by the earthquake.

  • PSAC Benefit

    January 26, 2010

    As part of an effort coordinated by the State System of Higher Education, donations for the relief effort in Haiti will be collected at the Feb. 3 home basketball games. Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. Games begin at 6 p.m. in Hamer Hall.

  • Larmi retires; Thorn steps up

    January 25, 2010

    After a 35-year career that blended finance and higher education, former comptroller Eric Larmi has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 29. Bob Thorn, former director of the Office of Financial Aid, will serve as interim vice president for Administration and Finance during a national search.

  • Cal U is rapidly becoming Mayor U.

    January 25, 2010

    Meet the mayors Students Ryan Belski and Courtney Geller have begun terms as mayor of Rices Landing and Deemston, respectively. Since 2006, four Cal U students have been elected mayor of nearby communities.

  • FPDC Merit Award

    January 25, 2010

    FPDC Merit Award The deadline for the Faculty Professional Development Committee’s 2010 Merit Award nominations is Feb. 15. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the FPDC website.

  • Talkers bundle bears

    January 22, 2010

    At the Women's Center, Tie-n-Talk participants created nearly 30 “Blanket, Book and Bear Bundles” for the Washington Women’s Shelter. At Tie-n-Talk, students can network, clubs meet service goals and children benefit.

  • Outstanding women

    January 22, 2010

    Melissa Nelson, Katie Mercadante and Julie Miller have received the Outstanding Woman of the Year award for fall 2009. The awards are given each semester by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, established in 1990 with the support of President Angelo Armenti, Jr.

  • FPDC merit awards

    January 21, 2010

    The deadline for the Faculty Professional Development Committee’s 2010 Merit Award nominations is Feb. 15. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the FPDC website.

  • Day of Service honors Martin Luther King

    January 19, 2010

    Cal U will observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 21 with its annual Day of Service. The day begins with an 11 a.m. program in Vulcan Theatre, followed by service opportunities on campus and in the community.

  • Published work explores federal sentencing

    January 18, 2010

    An article by Dr. Keith Wilmot, assistant professor in Cal U’s Department of Justice, Law and Society, was published recently in the journal Social Justice in Context.

  • GACO Wins Defense Logistics Agency Grant

    January 18, 2010

    GACO, the Government Agency Coordination Office at Cal U, has been awarded a grant of $167,285 from the Defense Logistics Agency of Fort Belvoir, Va. The federal grant, which extends through Aug. 31, 2010, will support continuing services to regional businesses that are seeking federal, state and local government contracts and subcontracts.

  • Alumna Leads Seminar

    January 18, 2010

    Members of the Student Marketing Association received valuable insight when Waddell & Reed Inc. of Greensburg, Pa., presented a seminar on budgeting and debt management.

  • Play premieres at Cal U

    January 08, 2010

    Cal U will host the national premiere of a play that traces the immigrant experience in America from the mid-1800s to the present. "America Amerique" begins its national tour with a free performance 8 p.m. Jan. 23 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. The show is open to the public; registration is required.

  • Faculty convenes Jan. 21

    January 02, 2010

    Cal U President Angelo Armenti, Jr. will host the 2010 Spring Faculty Convocation at 11 a.m. Jan. 21 in the Morgan Hall Auditorium. The biannual gathering of faculty will be held during the University’s common hour.

  • Cal U marks Black History Month

    January 01, 2010

    Cal U celebrates Black History Month with many campus events and a trip to the National Afro-American Cultural Center and Museum. Campus highlights include a talk by Sapphire, whose best-selling novel Push is the basis of the hit movie Precious.

  • Zetas, Fijis win top Greek award

    January 01, 2010

    The Zeta Phi Beta sorority and the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity have earned the President’s Award, the highest recognition a Cal U sorority or fraternity can receive. Both were recognized for scholarship, community service, overall Greek activities and educational programming.