April 2010 News

  • Tennis Court Dedication May 5

    April 30, 2010

    A ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. May 5 to dedicate the new tennis courts at Roadman Park. The six courts have the same Deco Turf surface used at some of the world’s most prestigious tennis competitions.

  • Summer Reading Specialist Program

    April 28, 2010

    The Cal U Reading Specialist Program will work with young readers from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays, June 23 to July 28, in the Keystone Education Building. The summer program offers reading support and diagnostic testing for children in grades 1-12.

  • Tennis nets PSAC championship

    April 26, 2010

    The No. 8 Vulcans captured their fourth-straight and sixth overall Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Team Championship on Saturday morning with a 5-0 win against No. 44 Slippery Rock.

  • SMA chapter, adviser win honors

    April 23, 2010

    Cal U’s Student Marketing Association is named “outstanding” and Dr. Shirley A. Lazorchak wins the Hugh G. Wales Award for Outstanding Faculty Advisor at the American Marketing Association’s 26th annual International Collegiate Conference.

  • Vulcan Goes Green

    April 22, 2010

    California University is among 286 colleges and universities included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, a comprehensive new directory produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • ROTC Commissioning May 7

    April 21, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Jessica Wright will speak at the ROTC commissioning ceremony for two cadets on May 7. Wright oversees Air and Army National Guard units in Pennsylvania.

  • Harris Joins Football Staff

    April 19, 2010

    Walt Harris, former head coach at the University of Pittsburgh, has joined the Vulcan football staff. He will serve as offensive coordinator under the direction of ninth-year head coach John Luckhardt.

  • Filmmaker Sebak Speaks

    April 19, 2010

    Film director and producer Rick Sebak, the creator of Kennywood Memories and other documentaries, will share his insights at a free lecture 7 p.m. April 28 in Morgan Hall auditorium.

  • Earth Day Events

    April 15, 2010

    Students and faculty have planned activities to celebrate the 40th Earth Day. Events on April 22 include talks, composting demonstrations, and an on-campus campout with an acoustic blues band. Displays will be set up outdoors and in the Frich Hall lobby.

  • ‘Arcadia’ on stage April 15-17

    April 15, 2010

    Cal U’s Department of Theatre and Dance will conclude its spring season performances of “Arcadia” in Steele Hall’s Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. April 15-17, and a 2 p.m. matinee on April 17.

  • Senior Gift Drive

    April 14, 2010

    Make a lasting impression by joining the Class of 2010 Senior Gift Drive. Your gift supports the "Class of 2010 Scholarship" and helps a future student get a Cal U education.

  • Anthropology Conference

    April 14, 2010

    Anthropology students from Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities will share research results at the annual PASSHE Undergraduate Anthropology Conference April 24-25 at the Kara Alumni House. The event helps students prepare for presentations at larger conferences.

  • Hip-hop Conference April 19-23

    April 13, 2010

    Rap star KRS-ONE will share his views on "Media, Film, Scholarship and the Global Impact of Hip-hop" during Cal U's fifth annual Hip-hop Conference, April 19-23. It features panel discussions, a student debate and the annual "4 Elements of Hip-Hop Tribute."

  • Big fish, big fun

    April 09, 2010

    A California stream will be stocked with hundreds of trout for the 15th annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival. Young anglers can fish from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24 at Rotary Park in California Borough.

  • Undergraduate Research Conference

    April 09, 2010

    The Cal U Honors Program will join Robert Morris University as co-hosts of the Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference April 16 in Pittsburgh. The conference prepares honors students in southwestern Pennsylvania to present original research at major regional and national conferences.

  • Men ‘Walk … In Her Shoes’

    April 07, 2010

    Men will slip on high heels and walk across campus April 15 during the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event sponsored by the P.E.A.C.E. Project. The march is intended to raise awareness of sexual violence and men’s role in efforts to end it.

  • Improv 'Reunion'

    April 06, 2010

    The Good Life student improv troupe, a branch of the University Players, will present “The Good Life Class Reunion” 8-10 p.m. April 6 and 7 in the Blaney Theatre inside Steele Hall. Tickets are available at the door only; admission is $3.

  • Archaeologist speaks

    April 05, 2010

    Noted archaeologist and author Dr. Brian Fagan will discuss climate change at a free talk 11 a.m. April 13 in Eberly Hall, Room 110. The is the author of 46 books, including college textbooks, his appearance is part of the Meteorology/Earth Sciences Colloquia series.

  • Novak honored

    April 02, 2010

    Longtime faculty member George Novak '55 will receive Cal U's 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award during the fourth annual Cal Pride Weekend festivities April 16-17. He began his teaching career at Cal U in 1959.

  • IT becomes UTech Services

    April 02, 2010

    This is not your dad's IT department: A new, user-focused approach will affect all aspects of technology on campus, as well as how services and support are requested and delivered.