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September 2010 News

  • HOMECOMING CELEBRATION TO TAKE PLACE OCT. 11-16

    September 27, 2010

    Cal U Homecoming will take place Oct. 11-16, sponsored in part by the Student Association, Inc. and the Student Activities Board. The Homecoming parade starts at noon Oct. 16 near Azorsky Hall and continues through California. Please read more for specific event details.

  • PRESIDENTIAL GALA FACULTY AWARDS NOMINATIONS

    September 27, 2010

    Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a respected colleague or a favorite professor for the 2011 Presidential Gala Faculty Awards. Any member of the Cal U community may make a nomination, including students, faculty, staff or alumni. Nominations close at 4 p.m. Oct. 18.

  • STUDENT CONVOCATION SET FOR SEPT. 30

    September 23, 2010

    Student Convocation is set for 11 a.m. Sept. 30 in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center. President Angelo Armenti, Jr. will give his "State of the University" address and field questions by students.

  • ENROLLMENT CLIMBS FOR 13TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

    September 22, 2010

    For the 13th consecutive year, enrollment has reached an all-time high at Cal U. With a headcount of 9,400, the student population for the fall 2010 semester has increased by 4.2% over last year’s total. Since 2000, the University's enrollment has increased 59%.

  • TODAY: FAMILY WEEKEND

    September 22, 2010

    Family Weekend is under way! This weekend's activities include attending class with your student, brunch, sporting events, concerts and much more. Click through for a complete schedule of events.

  • UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH ZIPCAR

    September 21, 2010

    Cal U announces a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., giving students, faculty and staff access to the world’s leading car-sharing service. The new program aims to reduce campus parking demand by offering a convenient and environmentally friendly option to owning a car.

  • BUTZINE TO SERVE AS INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT

    September 21, 2010

    Craig Butzine ’84 will serve as interim vice president for Marketing and University Relations. Butzine joined the Cal U staff in 2008 as director of marketing. In that role he has expanded the depth and breadth of the university’s marketing efforts and established multifaceted partnerships with leading organizations.

  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY TO HOLD FALL CONCERT

    September 16, 2010

    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will hold a fall concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Students, faculty, staff and the California community may attend.

  • 'CHRISTMAS CAROL' AUDITIONS SET FOR OCT. 2

    September 16, 2010

    The Department of Theatre and Dance, along with the Mon Valley Dance Council, will audition singers and dancers of all ages for roles in "A Christmas Carol, the Musical" on Oct. 2 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • STUDENTS HAVE ‘OPTIONS’ WITH PREVENTION PROGRAM

    September 15, 2010

    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PCLB) has awarded the University a $14,091 grant to support the Options@CalU prevention program. The program will give students the ability to help reduce underage drinking and other high risk behavior involving drugs and alcohol on campus.

  • WOMEN’S TENNIS TEAM SERVES ACADEMIC ACE

    September 15, 2010

    For the seventh consecutive year, the women’s tennis team was recognized as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team. Senior Nina Kowalksi also received accolade as an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II selection.

  • OPENINGS AVAILABLE FOR HOMECOMING PARADE

    September 15, 2010

    Openings are still available to participate in the annual Homecoming Parade that will take place at noon on Oct. 16. For more information contact Melissa Dunn at 724-938-4269 or dunn@calu.edu.

  • WILDLIFE SOCIETY PLANS FIELD DAY SEPT. 25

    September 15, 2010

    The student chapter of The Wildlife Society will present its fifth annual Family Field Day from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in and around the Frich Biology Building on campus.

  • ALUMNUS RETURNS FOR CHARITY WRESLING EVENT

    September 15, 2010

    Cal U will host a professional wrestling event 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in Hamer Hall to benefit Cal U hockey teams and the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Jon Bolen ’00, an All-American nose-tackle with the Vulcan football teams in the late 1990s, will be featured in one of the matches.

  • CAL U MEN UNITED

    September 15, 2010

    Don’t miss two opportunities to learn more about a new mentoring group for men of color, aimed at helping them grow and achieve while attending Cal U. The first meetings of Cal U Men United will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 or 11 a.m. Sept. 21 in the Carter Hall Multipurpose Room.

  • RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS JOINS PARTY IN THE PARK

    September 08, 2010

    The 2010 home football season gets under way with the fifth annual Party in the Park and a performance by nationally known rock band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. The festivities begin at noon Sept. 18 in Roadman Park.

  • TODAY: CAL U HEALTH FAIR

    September 03, 2010

    The 23rd annual Health Fair will take place at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center. The health fair is free and open to the campus community and the public.

  • AUDITIONS FOR FALL PRODUCTIONS SEPT. 9

    September 03, 2010

    The Department of Theatre and Dance will hold mass auditions for all 2010 fall theatre productions 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Steele Hall. Auditions are open to all students.

  • STAFF CONVOCATION WILL TAKE PLACE SEPT. 14

    September 03, 2010

    The Fall 2010 Staff Convocation is set for Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center. President Angelo Armenti, Jr. will give his "State of the University" address and field questions by the staff.

  • CAL U BRINGS MOBILE TECHNOLOGY TO CLASS

    September 02, 2010

    Professors at Cal U encourage students to use smart phones and handheld devices, such as the iPad or iPod Touch, to access information, take notes or keep up with current events. It's all part of Cal U Fusion, a campus-wide mobile technology initiative that has begun to explore innovative ways to use handheld devices as tools for teaching and learning.

  • CIVILITY RULES AT FACULTY CONVOCATION

    September 02, 2010

    Civility, technology and parking were the dominating themes of the Aug. 31 Faculty Convocation. Dr. Michael Slavin, newly elected president of the local APSCUF, pledged to act in accordance with Cal U’s core values, while President Angelo Armenti, Jr. discussed faculty priority parking and Cal U Fusion.

  • SEMESTER STARTS WITH SWEET TRADITION

    September 02, 2010

    For the fourth consecutive school year, more than 800 dozen cookies were distributed in the Natali Student Center by STAND, Students Taking a New Direction. The cookies were baked and donated by members of 17 area churches.

  • TEAMWORK PLAYS STARRING ROLE IN DEBUT OF DESIRE2LEARN

    September 02, 2010

    Faculty members, administrators and staff worked together to launch Desire2Learn, Cal U’s new learning management system. The unified learning management system not only provides consistency for students, but also opens opportunities for collaboration with other PASSHE schools.

  • CONSTITUTION DAY PROGRAM SET FOR SEPT. 17

    September 01, 2010

    The Cal U community will mark Constitution Day with a panel discussion about "Civil Liberties at Time of War." The free event will be held Sept. 17 in the Performance Center of the Natali Student Center.