March 2010 News

  • Honors Convocation

    March 31, 2010

    A 2006 graduate with a job on a late-night TV show will address the annual Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. April 10 in Hamer Hall gymnasium. The event will honor more than 1,300 of Cal U’s most accomplished scholars.

  • Dixon Trophy standings

    March 31, 2010

    Cal U's athletic program has moved up to second place in the 2009-2010 PSAC Dixon Trophy standings, behind Shippensburg University. The Vulcans began spring competition with 124 overall points after earning 49.5 points from their five winter sports.

  • Oral history project honored

    March 26, 2010

    As the 10-year anniversary of the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress approaches, Cal U has been designated a Founding Partner for its role in this endeavor. Cal U has added more than 100 oral histories to the project.

  • Webinars preview portal

    March 26, 2010

    High school honor students can attend a virtual open house to learn about the Pre-College Honors Portal, a Web-based enrichment program that lets high school juniors and seniors earn college credits.

  • Penguins auction returns

    March 26, 2010

    Bidding closes at 5 p.m. TODAY, April 2, for the second Pittsburgh Penguins Online Auction supporting student scholarships at Cal U. Hockey fans can bid on autographed jerseys, a signed goaltender's stick or a "hard hat" tour of the new of the Pens’ new arena and tickets to a game.

  • Wild Game Dinner

    March 24, 2010

    Cal U’s student chapter of the Wildlife Society will hold its 13th annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner March 27 in the Republic Social Hall, in the village of Republic. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6.

  • Penguins auction returns

    March 24, 2010

    Bidding opens March 25 for the second Pittsburgh Penguins Online Auction supporting student scholarships at Cal U. Hockey fans can bid on autographed jerseys, a signed goaltender’s stick or a “hard hat” tour of the new of the Pens’ new arena, plus tickets for a game.

  • Robotics Camp for Teens

    March 24, 2010

    High school students can register now for the first Cal U Robotics Camp, June 21-25 at Cal U. Teens will get hands-on experiences in agile robots, mechatronics, rapid prototyping, and animatronics. The camp is sponsored by the Office of Lifelong Learning and NCRETE.

  • Register now for Big Event

    March 22, 2010

    Individuals and teams can register now for The Big Event, the nation's largest student-run service project. Students give back to the community by working in California Borough on April 25.

  • Employees join campaign

    March 22, 2010

    Ten faculty and staff volunteers are leading the faculty/staff component of the University¹s capital campaign. The $35 million fundraising effort supports scholarships and enhances academic programs.

  • Walkers needed for relay

    March 19, 2010

    Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the 2010 Relay For Life of California University, to be held 3 p.m. April 10 to 9 a.m. April 11 at Rotary Park. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • Author discusses 'mountaintop removal'

    March 17, 2010

    Author Shirley Stewart Burns will discuss mountaintop removal coal mining in central Appalachia at 7 p.m. March 26 in Morgan Hall auditorium. The presentation also will include original music inspired by the coalfields of West Virginia.

  • Lady sings the blues

    March 15, 2010

    Musician Gaye Adegbalola will give a blues duo performance with pianist Roddy Barnes at 8 p.m. March 29 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, then lead a workshop on the history of women in blues at 11 a.m. March 30 in Vulcan Theatre.

  • Mountaintop Message

    March 15, 2010

    Author Shirley Stewart Burns will discuss mountaintop removal coal mining in central Appalachia at 7 p.m. March 26 in Morgan Hall auditorium. The presentation also will include original music inspired by the coalfields of West Virginia.

  • Trustees OK Athletic Upgrades

    March 15, 2010

    At the March quarterly meeting, Cal U¹s Council of Trustees voted to seek $5 million in bond financing to create a soccer complex at the Philipsburg athletic field and build a new baseball practice field at Roadman Park.

  • Cal U Choir to Perform

    March 15, 2010

    More than 100 musicians will be on stage when the Cal U Choir joins the Immaculate Conception Choir and Chamber Orchestra to perform Mozart's ³Requiem² March 19 in Morgan Hall auditorium and March 20 at Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, Pa. Both free performances begin at 8 p.m.

  • Penguins' Phil Bourque discusses leadership March 30

    March 12, 2010

    Pittsburgh Penguins radio analyst and former standout player Phil Borque will appear at a leadership event 11 a.m. March 30 in Morgan Hall auditorium. He will sign autographs after the talk.

  • Spring Dance Concert March 25-27

    March 12, 2010

    The Department of Theatre and Dance will present its spring dance concert March 25-27 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Curtain time for all performances is 8 p.m.

  • Register Now for Summer College

    March 10, 2010

    Get a jump-start on the fall semester, or catch up on classes, with 2010 Summer College courses. Registration is under way now; register online or through the Office of Lifelong Learning.

  • Hockey Team Falls in Quarterfinal

    March 09, 2010

    The Cal U I men’s hockey team lost its bid for a second national championship Friday. The club lost in a quarterfinal contest at the 2010 American Collegiate Hockey Association Division III National Championships in Estero, Fla.

  • Child welfare conference

    March 03, 2010

    Registration continues for Cal U’s inaugural child welfare conference, “Building a New Foundation: Child Well-Being for a New Era,” set for March 26 in the Performance Center. Keynote speaker David J. Lett is a regional administrator for the Administration for Children and Families.

  • ‘Precious’ Author’s Message: Speak Out

    March 03, 2010

    “We need to talk about what happens to us,” said Sapphire, “even when it makes us uncomfortable.” The author of the novel Push spoke frankly about sexual abuse, incest, racial stereotypes, poverty and more on Feb. 23 when she visited Cal U as part of the Black History Month celebration. Her novel inspired the hit movie Precious, Based on the Novel by Sapphire. The film won a Golden Globe award last month and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

  • Panelists talk politics

    March 03, 2010

    TV political commentator Jon Delano and a team of experts will reflect on the first year of the Obama presidency and look ahead to Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial, congressional and Senate races in a panel presentation 7 p.m. March 16 in Eberly 110.

  • Vulcans' season ends

    March 02, 2010

    The women’s basketball team was defeated by Millersville, 74-63, at home March 13 in an NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional semifinal. The Vulcans finish the season with a 24-8 overall record.

  • Women's Studies Conference

    March 01, 2010

    The Guerrilla Girls will headline the fifth annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Women’s Studies Conference, "The Arts and Activism: Equality for All." The full-day event is March 18 in the Performance Center.

  • Attack Theatre arrives

    March 01, 2010

    Attack Theatre will bring its spontaneous blend of dance, music and contemporary art to campus with two performances on March 3. This innovative dance troupe uses out-of-the-ordinary spaces and involves audience members in its shows.