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August 2010 News

  • NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

    August 31, 2010

    For the second consecutive year, incoming students participated in a four-day New Student Orientation. Held Aug. 26-29, it introduced students to Cal U traditions and provided information about the University's history, mission and values. Click “more” for photos and additional information.

  • GACO RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT

    August 23, 2010

    The Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) has been awarded a grant to provide contracting assistance services to regional businesses through Aug. 31, 2011.

  • HELP DESK CHANGES AIM TO IMPROVE SERVICE

    August 20, 2010

    UTech Services is expanding its services to make the department more effective in providing support and resolving problems. Help Desk hours are from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

  • ORIENTATION FOR VETERANS

    August 17, 2010

    The Office of Veterans Affairs will host an orientation program for new students who also are military veterans. The program is set for 4-6 p.m. Aug. 30 in Multipurpose Room G-06 of Carter Hall.

  • CAL U NAMED 'MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL'

    August 16, 2010

    For the second consecutive year, "G.I. Jobs" magazine has named California University of Pennsylvania one of the nation's top Military Friendly Schools. Click "more" for additional information.

  • MMVTA OFFERS FREE BUS SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

    August 16, 2010

    The Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority has announced several new or updated routes, including free bus service from the park-and-ride lot in Large, Pa., for students with valid CalCards.

  • MOVE-IN DAY: UPDATED

    August 16, 2010

    First-year students will be arriving on campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Volunteers who wish to help new students move into the residence halls can register in the Natali Student Center Lobby beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 26. Click “more” for hours and more information.

  • CRIMINOLOGY, FORENSICS TRAINS INTERNATIONAL GROUPS

    August 13, 2010

    Two international groups participated in a criminology and digital forensic training workshop through the Institute of Criminological and Forensic Sciences. Click “more” for photos and more information.

  • Shoemaker to Present Benefit Show Aug. 25

    August 10, 2010

    Comedian and Cal U alumnus Craig Shoemaker will present a benefit performance, “An Evening with Craig Shoemaker: The Lovemaster,” at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Ticket price for the adults-only show is $25.

  • Partnership with Penguins Continues

    August 10, 2010

    Cal U will continue its partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The agreement already has resulted in a scholarship and internships for students, along with opportunities for community service.

  • NEW CHIEF TO LEAD CAMPUS POLICE

    August 09, 2010

    Robert F. Downey, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, has been hired as the new director and chief of University Police. Downey, who comes to Cal U after two years at Slippery Rock University, begins his duties Aug. 16.

  • CAL U NAMED 'BEST IN NORTHEAST'

    August 05, 2010

    For the sixth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named California University of Pennsylvania one of the best colleges and universities in the northeastern U.S. The education services company recognizes the University for 'state of the art' classrooms and a 'variety of majors.'

  • Garage Will Ease Campus Parking Crunch

    August 05, 2010

    The five-story Vulcan Garage will be open for Move-In Day on Aug. 26 and ready for returning students, faculty and staff when classes resume on Aug. 30. Click “more” for additional information and construction photos.

  • Techapalooza Arrives On Campus Aug. 9-11

    August 04, 2010

    Techapalooza – 21st Century Teaching and Learning Institute will bring hundreds of Pennsylvania teachers to the Eberly Science and Technology Center Aug. 9-11. The institute provides training in the latest research and information-sharing tools available on the Internet.

  • Summit Draws 1,000 Educators to Campus

    August 04, 2010

    Teachers, principals and other educators from 33 U.S. states and 14 nations listened as Dr. Stephen R. Covey discussed leadership principles at The Leader in Me Global Education Summit. Covey’s keynote address opened the Aug. 4-5 summit.

  • Convocation Center Reaches New Heights

    August 03, 2010

    A “topping out” ceremony marked the installation of the last piece of structural steel in the new Convocation Center. The steel carried traditional symbols – and some new ones – to the building’s roofline. Click “more” for photos and a video.

  • Forensics Team Helps Church Find Graves

    August 02, 2010

    A forensics team from Cal U helped Chartiers Cross Roads Presbyterian Church find unmarked gravesites dating to the 1800s. Using ground-penetrating radar, the team was able to measure disruptions in the soil to pinpoint grave locations.