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Shoemaker to Present Benefit Show Aug. 25

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Jessica Urbanik

Posted on August 10, 2010

Comedian and Cal U alumnus Craig Shoemaker will bring his high-energy, adult-oriented comedy performance, "An Evening with Craig Shoemaker: The Lovemaster," to Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Aug. 25.

Proceeds will support the Annie "MAC" (Master Any Challenge) Malkowiak Scholarship, which honors a Cal U graduate, coach and staff member who is battling a chronic disease.

Pittsburgh radio personality and Cal U alumna Cris Winter '84 will emcee the event.

Ticket price is $25 for general admission seating in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Parking is free, and a cash bar will be available. The show is open to adults age 21 and older.

To reserve tickets, call The Foundation for California University at 724-938-4559. Patrons can pay by credit card when they make reservations, then pick up their tickets at the Foundation office on the second floor of the Kara Alumni House (8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays) or at the Steele Hall Box Office after 7 p.m. on the night of the performance.


About Craig Shoemaker

Craig Shoemaker is a writer, stand-up comedian and comic actor who has appeared in more than 100 television shows and feature films. Viewers voted his "Lovemaster" routine on Comedy Central one of the network's top 20 stand-up specials of all time. A student at California University from 1977-1979, Shoemaker continued his studies at Temple University. He received both a bachelor's degree and an honorary doctorate from Cal U in May 2010.

Support scholarships at Cal U

To learn more about supporting scholarships at Cal U, including the Annie "MAC" Malkowiak Scholarship, call Jessica Urbanik at 724-938-4814, e-mail or give online.

About The Annie "MAC" (Master Any Challenge) Malkowiak Scholarship

Family and friends of Annie Malkowiak are working to endow a scholarship in her honor. Malkowiak is the assistant women's basketball coach and associate director of athletic development at Cal U. She graduated from Cal U in 1994, and earned her master's degree there in 1996. A 2000 inductee into the Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame, she is ill with systemic lupus and Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder. The scholarship will be awarded to a Cal U student who has overcome challenges in his/her life and who also is involved in community and campus organizations.