2011 News


December

  • CAL U OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    December 19, 2011

    With the exception of University Police, all Cal U offices will be closed for the holiday break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Offices will re-open on Jan. 2.

  • NOISEMAKERS ADDED TO CROW DISPERSAL PLAN

    December 14, 2011

    Cal U again is taking humane measures to move large flocks of crows from campus. Beginning at dusk on Dec. 19, noisemakers called ‘bangers’ and ‘screamers,’ as well as bright lights and a natural, plant-based mist will be used to disperse the flocks.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: STEM EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

    December 12, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Cal U joins partnership for STEM education; Convocation Center ready to host Commencement; Fans wowed by new home for hoops. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    December 12, 2011

    President and Mrs. Armenti send warm holiday wishes to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and University friends. Click “more” to see the 2011 Cal U holiday greeting card.

  • 'AFFORDABLE GRAD SCHOOL' PROGRAM

    December 12, 2011

    Find out how graduate assistantships and financial aid can make a master's degree more affordable. The School of Graduate Studies will again hold an open house, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Kara Alumni House.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: GRANT WRITERS HONORED

    December 05, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Grant writer hits $1 million mark; PR prof works with weather service; Open House message: You can afford grad school. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • EMINENT ALUMNI TO ADDRESS WINTER GRADUATES

    December 02, 2011

    Two distinguished alumni will address graduating students when Cal U holds its 173rd Commencement on Dec. 16 and 17. For the first time, the ceremonies will be held in the Convocation Center.

  • 'MACHINES IN MOTION' CLOSES MAY 6

    December 02, 2011

    An interactive exhibit that opened Jan. 2 in the Convocation Center features 40 replicas of machines - an armored car, a working robot, a revolving crane and more - designed by famed artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci.

  • 'CHRISTMAS CAROL' CONTINUES THROUGH DEC. 11

    December 01, 2011

    The Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes the holiday season with its production of "A Christmas Carol." Performances are set for 8 p.m. Dec. 8-10 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, with matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11.

  • TODAY: NEW SCIENCE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

    December 01, 2011

    Three updated spaces in New Science Hall will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Dec. 7. The ribbon-cutting formally recognizes the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility, the Nanoscience Lab, and the student computing facility and study lounge in Room 236.


November

  • CAL U: PARTNER IN CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER INITIATIVE

    November 30, 2011

    Cal U joins the Carnegie Science Center and Chevron Corp. as a founding partner in the Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development, a "center without walls" launched Nov. 30. The center's goal: to foster student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • CROWS RETURN, RELOCATION PROGRAM BEGINS AGAIN

    November 23, 2011

    Cal U again is taking humane measures to move large flocks of crows from the campus. The USDA-approved dispersal program mirrors efforts that were successful in relocating the birds last winter.

  • VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS NEW HOOPS VENUE

    November 23, 2011

    The excitement is building for the Vulcan men's and women's basketball teams, which will open the new Convocation Center on Dec. 3. Click "more" to watch Cal U's athletes take the game from Hamer Hall to a brand new court.

  • TODAY: NEW CONVOCATION CENTER TIP-OFF

    November 21, 2011

    Admission and parking are both FREE this weekend when Cal U opens its new Convocation Center. Women's basketball starts at 1 p.m. Dec. 4, with a men's basketball game at 3 p.m. Click "more" for details!

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: HOCKEY NIGHT AT CONSOL

    November 21, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Dec. 6 'Hockey Night' focuses on students; Entrepreneurs challenge students to 'dream big;' National Roll Call marks Veterans Day. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • TODAY: HOLIDAY CONCERT BEGINS AT 8 P.M.

    November 17, 2011

    The Cal U community and general public are invited to attend a holiday musical performance by University Choir, the Cal Singers, the California String Ensemble and two a capella groups — the all-male Vulcanize and the women of Acapella Stella. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

  • CAL U TELEVISION AD WINS 2012 PIXIE AWARD

    November 16, 2011

    An animated advertisement for Cal U has won a 2012 Pixie Award for outstanding creativity in motion graphics, effects and animation. Click "more" to see the award-winning ad created by animators from the firm Little Fluffy Clouds.

  • VOLLEYBALL SEASON ENDS AT NCAA REGIONAL FINAL

    November 15, 2011

    A 13-match winning streak came to an end when the women’s volleyball team finished its season with a 3-1 loss to Wheeling-Jesuit in the finals of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional at Hamer Hall.

  • LEADERSHIP SERIES FEATURES SECURITY EXPERT

    November 14, 2011

    Security Expert Sy Alli will discuss "Leading and Managing in a Volatile Environment" at 11 a.m. Nov. 29 in Room 110, Eberly Hall. Alli is a senior security consultant and executive protection expert for Washington, D.C. – based Collis and Associates Inc.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN PSAC

    November 14, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Vulcan's academic success rate best in PSAC; Cal U among 'best colleges for vets;' Indigenous Peoples Institute aims to expand understanding. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • FOOTBALL SEASON ENDS IN SECOND ROUND OF PLAYOFFS

    November 14, 2011

    The Vulcan football team was eliminated from the NCAA Division II playoffs after losing 35-28 at Winston-Salem State (N.C.) in a second-round game on Nov. 26. The 17th-ranked Vulcans finish the season with a 10-3 overall record.

  • TODAY: HOCKEY NIGHT AT CONSOL ENERGY CENTER

    November 11, 2011

    Cal U men's and women's hockey, plenty of on-ice entertainment and an open skate on the Pittsburgh Penguins' home ice will be highlights of a student-focused Hockey Night in Pittsburgh on Dec. 6 at CONSOL Energy Center. Click "more" for details.

  • WOMEN’S SOCCER ENDS WITH LOSS IN QUARTERFINALS

    November 08, 2011

    Cal U’s second-ranked women’s soccer team ended its season with a tough 1-0 loss to the College of Saint Rose on Nov. 20 in Albany, N.Y. The PSAC champion Vulcans finish the season with a program-best 20-1-2 overall record.

  • RUNNER DINZEO EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

    November 07, 2011

    Cross country runner Aaron Dinzeo became the fifth All-American in Cal U program history when he finished 20th overall at the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships in Spokane, Wash.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: MISSION DAY XIII

    November 07, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Mission Day explores 'Self-Organized Education;' 'Extreme' event promotes entrepreneurship; Sale of clocks boosts scholarship funds; Trafficking summit set. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • TODAY: VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITIONS

    November 04, 2011

    Cal U will host a pair of VEX Robotics competitions from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 in the Performance Center, inside Natali. Four collegiate teams will compete on Nov. 18 and regional high schools will square off Nov. 19 for a chance to qualify for the 2012 VEX Robotics World Championship.

  • CAL U SOARS TO NO. 4 IN 'BEST FOR VETS' RANKING

    November 02, 2011

    Military Times EDGE magazine ranks Cal U No. 4 in the nation for its commitment to helping military veterans pursue higher education. Cal U is the only school in the State System of Higher Education and 1 of 2 schools in Pennsylvania to be included in the 2011 "Best for Vets" list.

  • ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM BACK IN SERVICE

    November 01, 2011

    TouchNet, Cal U's online payment system, is back in service. Students who need to make a payment may use the online payment system, call the Bursar's Office at 724-938-4431 or visit the office in Dixon Hall.


October

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: CORE VALUES AWARD

    October 31, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Core Values Award honors penguins; PLCB grant boosts options@calu; Activist here for Native American Day; Students target buying alcohol for minors. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • TODAY: CAL U JOINS VETERANS DAY ROLL CALL

    October 31, 2011

    Send a powerful message to troops currently serving by participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call. The names of more than 6,200 military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be read outside the Natali and at schools nationwide starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 11.

  • TODAY: 'SAVING THE GREEKS, ONE TRAGEDY AT A TIME'

    October 31, 2011

    Cal U's newest crop of aspiring actors and technicians will work to present "Saving the Greeks, One Tragedy at a Time," a comedy by Jason Pizzarello. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall.

  • REGISTER NOW: EXTREME ENTREPRENEURSHIP TOUR

    October 28, 2011

    Register now to participate in the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 9 in Steele Hall. This free event will introduce students and community members to the opportunities of entrepreneurship. Click "more" for details.

  • DUNKARD CREEK EXHIBIT CONTINUES THROUGH DEC. 8

    October 25, 2011

    A collaborative exhibition by 90 regional artists will be on display when Cal U hosts "Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek" from Nov. 10 through Dec. 8 in the lobby of Frich Hall. The exhibition recalls a massive fish kill in the waterway in 2009. Click "more" for details.

  • PENGUINS' CLOCK SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    October 25, 2011

    Neon wall clocks with the original Pittsburgh Penguins logo are on sale for a limited time only - and every purchase support scholarships for Cal U students.

  • THIS WEEK’S JOURNAL: MISSION DAY XIII

    October 23, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: This week: Mission Day, security conference; Natali student center adds late-night options; Students take 9/11 donations to Shanksville. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • TODAY: NATIVE AMERICAN DAY

    October 21, 2011

    Dr. LaDonna Harris will help Cal U celebrate its second annual Native American Day on Nov. 2. Harris, founder and president of the Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), will lead a discussion on "The Power of Indigenous Female Leadership" at 7 p.m. in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • SEE PHOTOS: PENGUINS ACCEPT CORE VALUES AWARD

    October 19, 2011

    Cal U President Angelo Armenti, Jr. presented Cal U's Corporate Core Values Award to the Pittsburgh Penguins Oct. 20 at CONSOL Energy Center. Click "more" to see photos of the event.

  • VULCAN FLYER ADDS WEEKEND HOURS

    October 17, 2011

    Just in time for Homecoming weekend, the Vulcan Flyer is offering weekend shuttle service from 7 a.m Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday with service resuming Sunday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Weekend shuttles will follow the same route as weekday service and will arrive at stops every 15 minutes.

  • LATE-NIGHT HOURS ADDED AT STUDENT CENTER, FLATZ

    October 14, 2011

    Beginning Oct. 17, the Natali Student Center will be open until 2 a.m., with food available during late-night hours. Night-owls also can take in a free movie starting at 11 p.m. in the Vulcan Theater.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: SECURITY CONFERENCE

    October 10, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Alumni to speak at Homeland Security Conference; Free counseling offered to area vets; PSO returns to campus; Gay athletes, allies topic of talk. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • TUITION BILLS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY

    October 07, 2011

    The Bursar's Office will NOT send paper bills for the October or November tuition due dates. Students should check their account status on VIP to avoid possible delays with Spring 2012 registration.

  • HOMECOMING GOES 'AROUND THE WORLD' OCT. 16-22

    October 07, 2011

    Travel with Cal U on an 'around the world' adventure during Homecoming 2011, celebrated Oct. 16-22. Highlights include the annual Homecoming Parade at noon Oct. 22, followed by Vulcan football at 3:30 p.m. Click "more" for the full schedule of events.

  • TONIGHT AT 8 P.M.: PSO RETURNS TO CAMPUS

    October 06, 2011

    Students, faculty, staff and the California community may attend a performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. The performance is free to students with a CalCard. Cost is $10 for other members of the Cal U community and general public.

  • SAVE THE DATE: AUTISM CONFERENCE SET FOR MAY 15

    October 06, 2011

    The fifth annual Autism Conference at Cal U will be held May 15, 2012, with Drs. Bob and Lynn Koegel as presenters. Their Pivotal Response Training for children with autism has been featured on the TV series ‘Supernanny.’

  • ALUMNA ACCEPTS CARTER LEADERSHIP AWARD

    October 06, 2011

    Alumna Cynthia James '02 received the 2011 Jennie Carter Leadership Award during a special luncheon in the Kara Alumni House. James is the executive director for Public Allies Pittsburgh and vice president of the board of directors for Umoja African Arts Company.

  • CAL U TO BOLSTER CAMPUS POLICE FORCE

    October 05, 2011

    President Angelo Armenti, Jr. has authorized the addition of three officers to the University Police Department and the purchase of two more patrol cars to strengthen security for Cal U students. Chief Bob Downey says this will enhance the 'visibility and effectiveness' of campus police.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: HOTEL IS 'WIN-WIN'

    October 04, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: President: hotel is 'Win-Win;' Soccer facility praised at dedication; 'Kids Talk Democracy' to mark Constitution Day. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • TODAY: ALUMNI TO SPEAK AT SECURITY CONFERENCE

    October 04, 2011

    Security and preparedness specialists Maj. Gen. Donna F. Barbisch '84 and special agent Mark Camillo '76 will headline the fifth annual Conference on Homeland and International Security, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Performance Center.


September

  • A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ARMENTI

    September 28, 2011

    President Armenti addresses questions about campus security and shares information from University Police Chief Bob Downey. Click "more" to read this special message and find useful links.

  • TODAY: FALL DISCOVERY DAY

    September 26, 2011

    Cal U welcomes parents and prospective students to campus today for Fall Discovery Day. Cal U's Fall Discovery Days are a great way to explore all that Cal U has to offer in one fun, informational program.

  • READ THE JOURNAL ONLINE

    September 26, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Conductor, painter, symphony to share stage; Customized Cal Fusion 'app' available; Earth sciences to showcase research at GSA meeting. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • PRESIDENT CALLS HOTEL A 'WIN-WIN' FOR COUNTY, CAL U

    September 22, 2011

    President Angelo Armenti, Jr. joined state legislators, officials and members of the business community at groundbreaking ceremonies for a Hampton Inn and Suites hotel at California Technology Park. Click "more" for event details and a highlight video of the ceremony.

  • DOWNLOAD NOW: VERSATILE NEW CAL FUSION APP IS FREE

    September 22, 2011

    A new Cal Fusion application is available free on Apple iOS and Android devices. Designed specifically for the Cal U community, the free app keeps you in touch with campus news and activities, Vulcan sports, courses and more.

  • FAMILY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES BEGIN SEPT. 23

    September 21, 2011

    Family Weekend at Cal U is a growing tradition that brings parents, family members and friends together with their Cal U student for a weekend of fun and college memories. Parents and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy athletic events and participate in fun activities with their student.

  • STUDENT CONVOCATION IS SET FOR SEPT. 20

    September 19, 2011

    Student Convocation is set for 11 a.m. Sept. 20 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.

  • STAFF CONVOCATION SET FOR SEPT. 19

    September 19, 2011

    Staff Convocation is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 19 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 staff.

  • READ THE JOURNAL ONLINE

    September 19, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Soccer teams eager to try new turf; Criminology professor named Fulbright Specialist; Cal U again a top 'Military-Friendly' School. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • CONDUCTOR, PAINTER SHARE SPACE ON STAGE

    September 16, 2011

    Dr. Yugo Ikach, associate professor of music, and Todd Pinkham, assistant professor of art and design, will collaborate in front of an audience on Oct. 8 at Trinity High School Auditorium. Click “more” to read about how these two unrelated disciplines will come together.

  • AL-KHATTAR SELECTED AS FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST

    September 14, 2011

    Dr. Aref Al-Khattar will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a participant in the Fullbright Specialist Program. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

  • 'CHRISTMAS CAROL' AUDITIONS SET FOR OCT. 1

    September 13, 2011

    Singers and dancers of all ages may audition for roles in Cal U’s annual holiday production, ‘A Christmas Carol, The Musical.’ Auditions will be held Oct. 1 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Click “more” for instructions and an audition schedule.

  • CAL U DEDICATES STATE-OF-THE-ART SOCCER FACILITY

    September 13, 2011

    A dedication ceremony for Cal U's new state-of-the-art Phillipsburg Soccer Facility will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the soccer field on Orchard Street. The site, formally known as Booster Field, now boasts artificial turf, new bleachers, scoreboard and lighting. Click "more" for event details and directions.

  • CAL U RECOGNIZED AS 2012 MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL

    September 12, 2011

    For the third consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine has named Cal U one of the nation's top Military Friendly Schools. The publication honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that embrace America's military service members and veterans as students.

  • READ THE JOURNAL ONLINE

    September 12, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: 'We choose our decisions,' President says; Constitution Day: 'Kids Talk Democracy;' Party time Vulcan style; Annual health fair set for Wednesday. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • WILDLIFE SOCIETY PLANS FIELD DAY FOR SEPT. 24

    September 09, 2011

    The student chapter of The Wildlife Society will present its sixth annual Family Field Day from 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Frich Biology Building. Click "more" for a event details and a list of field day activities.

  • TODAY: KIDS HELP OBSERVE CONSTITUTION DAY

    September 06, 2011

    A panel of sixth-grade students will share their views on a variety of politically themed topics when the Cal U community observes Constitution Day with "Kids Talk Democracy II," a panel presentation at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20 in the Old Main Chapel. Click "more" for details.

  • CAL U REMEMBERS 9/11

    September 06, 2011

    Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001. Cal U and the campus community have planned a series of events this week to commemorate the solemn occasion.

  • READ THE JOURNAL ONLINE

    September 04, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: New students discover 'Cal U For Life;' Cal U among 'best,' says Princeton Review; Grand Canyon on display. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • CAL U AGAIN NAMED 'BEST' BY PRINCETON REVIEW

    September 04, 2011

    For the seventh consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Cal U one of the best colleges and universities in the northeastern U.S. The education services company recognizes the University for "long tradition of excellence in teacher education" and "swanky student dorms."


August

  • SEE PHOTOS: MISSION DAY XIII

    August 30, 2011

    See photos from Cal U's 13th annual Mission Day on Oct. 26. Dr. Sugata Mitra helped the University community share ideas and voice recommendations based on his keynote "Minimally Invasive Learning."

  • RETURNING PARKING PERMITS

    August 29, 2011

    Any student who chooses to return his or her parking permit, including those who are leaving the University, will receive a refund if the parking hang-tag is returned within the first five weeks of the semester. Click "more" to see a pro-rated rate table for refunds.

  • READ THE JOURNAL ONLINE

    August 29, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Cal U named FranklinCovey Leadership University; Summit speakers inspire educators; Gates chasing Olympic berth. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • LAST DAY TO VIEW "LASTING LIGHT" EXHIBITION

    August 29, 2011

    "Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography" continues through Nov. 7 in Manderino Gallery. The exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, includes a stunning collection of contemporary images of the Grand Canyon.

  • FOLLOW THE VETERANS CLUB'S MISSION TO JOPLIN

    August 22, 2011

    Operation CALJOP will arrive in Joplin, Mo. this afternoon. Capt. Robert Prah noted that the generosity of American Legion posts "has been indicative to the moral of our story: veterans helping veterans." Click "more" to follow the mission on BurnPit, the American Legion's blog site.

  • ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR IS SET FOR SEPT. 14

    August 17, 2011

    Students and other members of the campus community can receive health screenings and giveaways at the 24th annual Health Fair, set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center. The health fair is free and open to the campus community and the public.

  • FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS HEADLINES PARTY IN PARK

    August 17, 2011

    The 2011 home football season gets under way with the sixth annual Party in the Park and a performance by nationally known pop punk band Forever The Sickest Kids. The festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Roadman Park.

  • HOW TO LOG IN TO VULCAN INFORMATION PORTAL (VIP)

    August 17, 2011

    Log in to the new Vulcan Information Portal (VIP) to register for classes; check grades, bills, and e-mail; and access other important information at Cal U. Click "more" for instructions and troubleshooting options.

  • GATES REACHES OLYMPIC TIME TRIAL MARK

    August 09, 2011

    Senior swimmer Melissa Gates reached the 2012 Olympic Team Trial qualifying time in the 50 freestyle at the USA Swimming Eastern Zone Super Section at Trees Pool. Click "more" for details about Gates' achievement.

  • ATTENDEES DISCUSS 2011 GLOBAL EDUCATION SUMMIT

    August 05, 2011

    More than 600 educators from 26 states and 14 countries participated in "The 'Leader in Me' Global Education Summit" at Cal U. Presented by FranklinCovey, the program included keynote speeches by Sean Covey, Erin Gruwell, Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr., Stone Kyambade and Muriel Summers. See what attendees had to say.

  • PARKING REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

    August 04, 2011

    Students, faculty and staff who wish to park at Cal U must register online and obtain a parking permit/hang tag. Permits are required for parking on the main campus and at Roadman Park. Registration is open year 'round. Click "more" for step-by-step instructions.

  • CAL U: FRANKLIN COVEY LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY

    August 03, 2011

    Cal U has been named the world's first FranklinCovey Leadership University in recognition of its longtime commitment to character building and leadership training. Click "more" to learn about the campus-wide Cal U Leader for Life process.


July

  • UNIVERSITY AVENUE NOW ONE-WAY STREET

    July 29, 2011

    University Avenue has been permanently restricted to one-way traffic between Third Street and Second Street, in front of Old Main. A portion of Second Street, in front of the Eberly Science and Technology Center, now is a one-way street, as well. Click "more" for details and a route map.

  • TODAY: MOVE-IN DAY

    July 26, 2011

    Volunteers who wish to help new students move into the residence halls can register in the Natali Student Center Lobby beginning at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 25. First-year students will be arriving on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. Click "more" for a schedule of events and additional information.

  • READ THE JOURNAL ONLINE

    July 25, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Education summit returns; Camp grooms student leaders; In memoriam: Frank Mascara '72. Click “more” to read the Journal now.

  • REGISTER NOW: A MESSAGE FOR ALL STUDENTS

    July 18, 2011

    Registration for fall classes is under way now - and a record number of students are using our new Vulcan Information Portal (VIP) to register. We apologize to anyone who has experienced difficulty registering for classes. Click "more" for helpful information and an important message from President Armenti.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS TACKLE LEADERSHIP CAMP

    July 12, 2011

    This summer, 35 students from 17 area high schools participated in the 2011 Leadership Challenge, a weeklong camp that utilizes leadership education to help students reach their full potential. Click "more" to view a slideshow from the camp and to learn more about the Linda and Harry Serene Leadership Institute.

  • CAL U MOURNS EX-TRUSTEE, U.S. REP. FRANK MASCARA

    July 11, 2011

    On behalf of the University, President Angelo Armenti, Jr. extends condolences to the family and friends of U.S. Rep. Frank Mascara, a former member of the Council of Trustees and recipient of Cal U’s 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • 2011 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASS ANNOUNCED

    July 08, 2011

    President Armenti has announced that seven past Cal U stars will comprise the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame class. These former Vulcan standouts will be inducted officially at the 2011 Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame banquet at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Performance Center inside the Natali.

  • A MESSAGE TO STUDENTS: 'STAY POSITIVE'

    July 01, 2011

    As a new fiscal year begins, President Angelo Armenti, Jr. discusses the state appropriation for higher education, the new tuition rate and how Cal U will respond to these challenges.


June

  • COUPLES RELIVE CAMPUS MEMORIES AUG. 6-7

    June 30, 2011

    Cal U will recognize and celebrate the numerous couples who have met on campus during the sixth annual Alumni Couples Weekend, Aug. 6-7. Click "more" for event details and a schedule.

  • YOUNG ACTORS PRESENT 'DALMATIANS' JULY 16

    June 28, 2011

    About 35 young performers are on campus this week for an 11-day summer theatre experience at Cal U. These singers, dancers and actors will present a fully staged performance of 'Disney's 101 Dalmatians' at 6 p.m. July 16 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • SITES EXHIBIT VISITS 'THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN'

    June 28, 2011

    "The White House Garden" continues through July 19 in Manderino Gallery. The exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, paints a botanical and historical portrait through a series of thematic sections that highlight three presidential gardens.

  • READ THE JOURNAL ONLINE

    June 28, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: 'Ritzy' gala boosts scholarship funds; 'Singgalot' tells story of U.S. Filipinos; Trustees' leadership changes. Click “more” to read the Journal now.

  • NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 14

    June 09, 2011

    New student registration begins June 14. Register for your fall classes and choose from 17 informative programs to help you learn more about the University. Transfer student registration begins June 13 and CCAC nursing classes open for registration June 20. Click "more" for event details.

  • SPRING 2011 DEAN'S LIST

    June 07, 2011

    The Spring 2011 dean's list at Cal U recognizes students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • GALA RAISES FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

    June 07, 2011

    A record-setting crowd of 340 guests enjoyed 'Puttin' On the Ritz' and raising funds for scholarships at the 2011 President's Gala, the University's premier fundraising event. Click "more" to see photos from the June 4 festivities.

  • EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS FILIPINOS IN AMERICA

    June 03, 2011

    "Singgalot (The Ties That Bind)" continues through July 19 in Manderino Gallery. The exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, explores the tenuous political relationship between the United States and the Philippines.

  • LAST DAY TO DONATE TO CAL U ANNUAL FUND

    June 01, 2011

    Alumni who make a donation to the Cal U Annual Fund before June 30 do more than help students. Anyone who gives $10 or more will receive a Cal U T-shirt. Giving is easy: click "more" for details about making a gift online, or call the Annual Fund Office at 724-938-4486.

  • SUMMER PROGRAM OFFERS HELP WITH READING

    June 01, 2011

    The Cal U Reading Specialist Program offers diagnostic testing and remedial tutoring in reading for children in grades 1-12. Sessions are meeting weekdays, June 22 to July 28.


May

  • SECOND SEEK SESSION CONTINUES THROUGH JULY 22

    May 27, 2011

    Summertime fun begins at Cal U with SEEK, the Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids program. Weeklong summer camps for children in grades 1-8 are held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-24 and July 18-22. Click "more" for registration information and images from the 2010 SEEK camp.

  • NO VULCAN FLYER SERVICE MAY 30

    May 27, 2011

    There will be no Vulcan Flyer service May 30 because of the Memorial Day holiday. Regular summer service will resume May 31. In summer the Flyer operates from 5 a.m.-11:30 p.m., with stops every 15 minutes.

  • CAL U HOSTS TWO HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS JUNE 20-24

    May 27, 2011

    Cal U will host weeklong camps - one in robotics and another in graphic communication and multimedia - for high school students entering grades 9-12. Both camps will meet daily from June 20-24.

  • READ THE JOURNAL ONLINE

    May 23, 2011

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Alumni address class of 2011; Four faculty members earn Merit Awards; Commission honors outstanding young women. Click “more” to read the Journal now.

  • LOT 14 CLOSES MAY 23–AUG. 5

    May 23, 2011

    Lot 14, located behind Residence Hall C, will be closed May 23 - Aug. 5 to accommodate construction of the Loop Road. All Lot 14 and Lot 12 permit holders may park in Lot 15 during this time. Click "more" for detour instructions and a parking map.

  • MYERS PLACES SECOND AT NCAA NATIONALS

    May 18, 2011

    Junior Brice Myers finished second in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division II Track and Field National Championships in Turlock, Calif. He was named an All-American for the fifth time.

  • GRAD STUDENT APPEARS IN FILM ABOUT VETS AND PTSD

    May 18, 2011

    Cal U graduate students Anthony Canzonieri ’10, a former graduate assistant in the Veterans Affairs Office, shares his personal story as part of WQED’s ‘Long Road Home.’ Click “more” to learn about the film and the behavioral health issues it explores.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR THE GLOBAL EDUCATION SUMMIT

    May 16, 2011

    Registration is now open for the third annual 'Leader in Me Global Education Summit,' set for Aug. 3-4 at Cal U. Presented by FranklinCovey, the program includes keynote speeches by Sean Covey, Erin Gruwell, Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr., Stone Kyambade and Muriel Summers. Seating is limited.

  • PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION HONORS TWO WOMEN

    May 10, 2011

    The President's Commission for the Status of Women honored graduate student Katie Mercadante and undergraduate Amanda Smith at its spring 2011 Woman of the Year event. Dr. Lisa McBride has been named president of the commission.

  • SOFTBALL SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS TO KUTZTOWN

    May 10, 2011

    After winning a game delayed by rain, a 4-3 loss to Kutztown in the NCAA Division II Tournament brought the Vulcan softball team's season to a close. Cal U finishes with an overall 29-14 record.

  • CAL U WELCOMES SCOUTS FOR SPRING CAMP-O-REE

    May 09, 2011

    About 200 Boy Scouts and troop leaders will make camp May 13 at Roadman Park and then spend May 14 exploring careers and enjoying hands-on activities on Cal U’s main campus.

  • TODAY: 'HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?'

    May 09, 2011

    A workshop and luncheon at Cal U's Southpointe Center features an artist fluent in the Victorian 'language of flowers.' Replenish your spirit with artist Nan Keenan at 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3.

  • PRESIDENT'S GALA RAISES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

    May 06, 2011

    President Armenti will honor Gwendolyn G. Simmons with the Lillian Bassi Core Values Award at this year's President's Gala, June 4. The President's Gala is Cal U's annual black-tie fundraiser supporting student scholarships.

  • LAST DAY FOR PARKING PERMIT RENEWALS

    May 04, 2011

    The renewal period for existing parking permits closes today, June 17. Summer parking credentials also are available for drivers who do not hold year-round permits. Do you have your summer parking sticker?

  • CALIFORNIA BOROUGH 'SPRING CLEAN UP'

    May 03, 2011

    The California Borough Council is offering students free curbside pickup of household items May 2-5 and May 9-12, in addition to regular Friday pickups on May 6 and May 13. Residential recyclables may be dropped off May 4-6 in the borough parking lot. Click "more" for collection details.

  • WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM ENDS SEASON

    May 03, 2011

    The women’s tennis team ended its season with a competitive 5-3 loss to Clayton State (Ga.) in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals at Altamonte Springs, Fla.

  • ALUMNUS DRAFTED BY NFL’S TENNESSEE TITANS

    May 02, 2011

    Former Vulcan defensive back Tommie Campbell was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He is just the third Cal U football player to be picked in the NFL Draft, joining Judson Flint (1979) and Cal U Hall of Fame member Elmo Natali (1953).


April

  • THIS WEEK IN THE JOURNAL

    April 29, 2011

    Alumni will address graduates; Seniors “Leave Mark” on hydrants; Rain ruins boxes, but not spirits; Online calendar connects Facebook; ‘Hip-hop is who you are’; After work, these staff members rock. Click "more" to read all the latest news in the Cal U Journal online.

  • GOLF TEAM FINISHES 7TH AT NCAA TOURNAMENT

    April 27, 2011

    The women's golf team finished in seventh place at the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament. With a total score of 1,248, this was the program's best national finish.

  • FINAL WEEK: VOTE NOW FOR THE ALUMNI BOARD

    April 26, 2011

    This is the final week to select members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Online ballots (one vote per person) will be accepted through May 20. Click "more" to explore the Alumni website and cast your ballot.

  • COMMISSIONER CANDIDATES SHARE THEIR VIEWS TODAY

    April 26, 2011

    The College Democrats at Cal U will host a Meet-the-Candidates event at 11 a.m. April 28 in Manderino Library. The seven candidates running in the Democratic primary election for the Washington County Board of Commissioners have been invited to attend.

  • CONGRESSIONAL ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED

    April 26, 2011

    Winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition will be announced April 30 at a 3 p.m. program in Manderino Library. The winning artwork from each participating Congressional district will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

  • THIS WEEK IN THE JOURNAL

    April 25, 2011

    Shale panel draws a crowd; Students clean up in contest; Communications expert talks politics; Brazile calls for civility, participation; CMU’s Collins envisions a sustainable future; Publisher helps writers reconnect at Cal U. Click "more" to read all the latest news in the Cal U Journal online.

  • UPDATE: CONCERT ON QUAD MOVED TO NATALI

    April 20, 2011

    Due to anticipated rain, the concert on the Quad has been moved indoors to Natali from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The concert kicks off the Class of 2011 'Leave Your Mark' project. Seniors will submit designs and paint distinctive motifs on 26 campus fire hydrants.

  • SINGERS PERFORM MAY 1 TRIBUTE TO VOCAL COACH

    April 19, 2011

    Cal U students will join Chris Higbee, Vanessa Campagna and other Pittsburgh-area singers in a tribute to Donora native ‘Jo’ Estill, founder of the Estill Voice Training system. The performance begins at 2 p.m. May 1 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • TODAY: CHEMIST SPEAKS AT ACS ‘ON THE ROAD’

    April 19, 2011

    Dr. Jonathan Boyd, a chemistry professor at West Virginia University, will present "Forecasting the Toxicity of Chemical Mixtures" at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in room 110, Eberly. Regional meetings of the ACS, the American Chemical Society, and an undergraduate research poster session will be held before his talk.

  • THIS WEEK IN THE JOURNAL

    April 18, 2011

    Hip-hop conference set; Board OKs degree in Arabic language, culture; Contracts for President, Chancellor extended; Mandell receives lifetime honor; Message to scholars: 'keep learning'; Red and Black raises scholarship funds. Click "more" to read all the latest news in the Cal U Journal online.

  • CELEBRATE VULCAN ATHLETICS

    April 13, 2011

    Join the Vulcan Pride Celebration at 11 a.m. April 14 in Hamer Hall gymnasium. Enjoy free food and T-shirts as you watch the parade of Cal U champions.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FALL REGISTRATION

    April 13, 2011

    Juniors, seniors and associate degree students who were unable to register for fall classes on April 12 may need to self-identify using the NEEDS LIST by Monday, April 18. Click “more” for important information about registration.

  • TODAY: PIKE RUN YOUTH FISHING FESTIVAL

    April 13, 2011

    The 16th annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23 at Rotary Park, off Route 88 in California. Young anglers can fish a stocked stream of nearly 800 rainbow, brook and golden trout. Click "more" for additional event details.

  • TODAY: COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT TALKS POLITICS

    April 11, 2011

    Communications expert Mark Weaver will share his insights on the current political scene at 11 a.m. April 26 in room 116, Duda Hall, during a talk sponsored by the American Democracy Project.

  • CONTRACTS EXTENDED FOR PRESIDENT, CHANCELLOR

    April 08, 2011

    Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh and 11 PASSHE university presidents, including Cal U President Angelo Armenti, Jr., will have their contract extended through June 30, 2014.

  • TODAY: HIP-HOP CONFERENCE KEYNOTE AT 3 P.M.

    April 07, 2011

    Author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, beat box originator Doug E. Fresh and socially and politically charged artists Dead Prez will headline the 6th annual hip-hop conference April 19-22 at Cal U. Click "more" for event details and additional speaker information.

  • VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOTSIQ HIGHLIGHTS

    April 07, 2011

    Voting is under way to determine the 10 best video clips from the 2011 Southwestern PA BotsIQ preliminary rounds hosted by Cal U and the National Center for Robotics Engineering Technology Education (NCRETE). Participants may vote once per day until April 29. Click "more" to vote now!

  • PANEL EXAMINES IMPACT OF MARCELLUS SHALE DRILLING

    April 04, 2011

    Washington County Commissioner Bracken Burns will join a panel of academic and industry experts to discuss the wide-ranging impact of drilling in the Marcellus shale play in Pennsylvania. The award-winning documentary 'Gasland' will kick off the event at 3 p.m. April 13 in room 110 of the Eberly Science and Technology Center.

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE DAYS

    April 04, 2011

    Cal U's Faculty Professional Development Committee will present the fifth annual Academic Excellence Days April 20-21. A variety of activities designed to stimulate academic excellence will take place each day from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Click "more" for event details.

  • TODAY: HONORS PROGRAM CO-HOSTS ‘INTERSECTIONS’

    April 04, 2011

    The Cal U Honors Program, along with Robert Morris University, will co-host the second annual Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 15 in the Performance Center. Guests are welcome to view student presentations. Click "more" for conference details.

  • THIS WEEK IN THE JOURNAL

    April 04, 2011

    'Most recognizable woman in politics' speaks Tuesday; Honors program co-hosts Friday's 'Intersections;' Conference celebrates music, literature of Appalachia; Wecht touts potential of forensic science; Academic excellence in the spotlight; Click “more” to read all the latest headlines in the Cal U Journal online.


March

  • RED AND BLACK AFFAIR TO RAISE FUNDS APRIL 3

    March 28, 2011

    The fashion industry takes center stage April 3 at Cal U during the fifth annual Red and Black Affair Extraordinaire. All tickets for the event have been sold. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and luncheon is served at 1 p.m.

  • COMEDY DUO KICKS OFF CAL U RELAY FOR LIFE APRIL 1

    March 28, 2011

    Emmy Award-winning comedians A pair of Nuts! will kick off Cal U’s Relay for Life event at 7 p.m. April 1 in the quad outside of Herron Hall. Throughout the night and following day, relay teams will be walking and running to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer. Click “more” for additional event details.

  • CAL U HOSTS ANNUAL MEETING OF BIOLOGISTS

    March 28, 2011

    Cal U will host the annual meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists on April 16. The meeting will close with a banquet and recognition of winners in various research categories. An outstanding student from each school also will be honored.

  • PHILOSOPHERS GATHER FOR CONFERENCE APRIL 8-9

    March 28, 2011

    Dr. Nicole Hassoun, assistant professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver the keynote address for the 24th annual conference of the PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies (IAPRS). Click "more" for event details.

  • TODAY: KATZ WRAPS UP CONFERENCE

    March 28, 2011

    Cal U’s Women’s History Month celebration concludes tomorrow with a workshop and presentation by Dr. Jackson Katz. His 7 p.m. talk on the connection between sports and violence against women will take place in the Morgan Hall LRC Auditorium.

  • MCDANIEL HELPS HONOR TOP SCHOLARS APRIL 2

    March 25, 2011

    Col. Patricia J. McDaniel ‘77, the first African-American woman to join the Army ROTC program at Cal U, will address students during Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. April 2 in Hamer Hall. Over 1,400 of the University's most accomplished students will be recognized.

  • 'CABARET' RUNS THROUGH APRIL 9

    March 24, 2011

    Anything goes when the Department of Theatre and Dance presents the award-winning musical 'Cabaret.' Performances will take place at 8 p.m. April 7 and 8, and 2 and 8 p.m. April 9 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Click "more" to read about this classic musical, set in 1930 at the Kit-Kat Club.

  • MANDELL TO BE HONORED DURING CAL PRIDE WEEKEND

    March 24, 2011

    Alumna Michele M. Mandell '69 will be presented with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at a dinner during the fifth annual Cal Pride Weekend April 8-9. Click "more" to read about Mandell's accomplishments and other Cal Pride Weekend events.

  • TODAY: 'BURGH BIG BAND CLOSES 'JAZZ EXPERIENCE'

    March 24, 2011

    The 'Burgh Big Band will perform at 8 p.m. April 7 to close the 29th annual California Jazz Experience, an event that brings high school and middle school jazz bands to campus for a series of concerts and classes. Click "more" for additional event details.

  • LETOURNEAU TO LEAD VOLLEYBALL TEAM

    March 22, 2011

    Peter Letourneau has been hired as the new head volleyball coach at Cal U. Letourneau takes over the volleyball program after six years as head coach at Frostburg State University. Click “more” to read the announcement at the official Cal U athletics website.

  • TODAY: COMMENTATOR DONNA BRAZILE SPEAKS

    March 22, 2011

    Political commentator Donna Brazile will headline the conference on 'Civic Responsibility: People, Policy and Politics' April 12 at Cal U. Also appearing: 'Green chemistry' founder Terry Collins, of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Click "more" for the full conference schedule.

  • TODAY: PATHOLOGIST CYRIL WECHT VISITS

    March 21, 2011

    Former Allegheny County coroner Cyril Wecht will discuss pathology, forensic science and a collaborative forensic science and law program at 11 a.m. March 29 in the Eberly Science and Technology Center.

  • TODAY: AUTHOR JENNIFER HAIGH SPEAKS

    March 21, 2011

    New-York Times best-selling author Jennifer Haigh will deliver the keynote address at the 'Celebrating Northern Appalachia in Word and Song,' a daylong conference set for April 11. Click "more" for the full conference schedule.

  • THIS WEEK IN THE JOURNAL

    March 21, 2011

    Convocation honors scholars; 'Anti-sexist activist' set to speak; Financial aid officer returns; Olympian tells women, 'find a mentor;' Non-credit community classes begin in may; Hockey team makes Final Four. Click “more” to read the latest campus news in the Cal U Journal online.

  • ROBOTS READY FOR COMBAT MARCH 25-26 AT CAL U

    March 21, 2011

    Students from dozens of local high schools will participate in BotsIQ at the 6th annual preliminary regional competition March 25-26 at Cal U. Click "more" for additional event details and a list of local participating schools.

  • JONES TAKES STAGE TO EMPOWER WOMEN MARCH 23

    March 11, 2011

    Motivational speaker Alexis Jones will give a presentation at 5 p.m. March 23 in Steele Hall's Mainstage Theatre. A social entrepreneur and writer, Jones is founder of the female empowerment company i am that girl, which challenges women all over the country to change the definition of female beauty.

  • SWIMMER WINS NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL TITLE

    March 10, 2011

    Cal U junior Melissa Gates won the 50-yard freestyle event March 9 during the first day of competition at the NCAA Division II Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

  • A MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENTS

    March 09, 2011

    President Angelo Armenti, Jr. discusses the governor's budget proposal, what it means to students, and how Cal U will rise to the challenge it presents. Please check for updates as the budget decision nears.

  • MODERN LANGUAGES CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY

    March 08, 2011

    The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures is celebrating 50 years of language teaching with a foreign film festival, a salsa dance workshop and an anniversary banquet.

  • CAL U DAY AT PNC PARK: LAST DAY TO ORDER TICKETS

    March 03, 2011

    March 28 is the final day to order tickets for Cal U Day at PNC Park on April 9, presented by the Cal U Sports Management Club. A $20 ticket includes an Outfield Box seat, post-game fireworks and a $5 voucher for food, beverage or merchandise. Click “more” for additional information and an order form.

  • STAFF CONVOCATION IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 21

    March 02, 2011

    The Spring 2011 Staff Convocation is set for 2 p.m. March 21 in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center. President Angelo Armenti, Jr. will give his "State of the University" address and field questions posed by the University’s staff.


February

  • THIS WEEK IN THE JOURNAL

    February 28, 2011

    The men's and women's basketball teams win in the last regular season basketball games ever to be played at Hamer Hall, students celebrate Tuition Freedom Day, and the Meteorology Club wins a Carnegie Science Award. Click “more” to read the latest campus news in the Cal U Journal.

  • TODAY: STUDENT CONVOCATION

    February 22, 2011

    Student Convocation is set for 11 a.m. March 1 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.

  • OLYMPIAN HELPS HONOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

    February 22, 2011

    Softball star and two-time Olympic medalist Jessica Mendoza will deliver the keynote address March 17 at the sixth annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference, part of a Women's History Month celebration at Cal U. Click "more" for additional information and a schedule of all Women's History Month events.

  • GRAMMY NOMINEE PRESENTS MUSIC WORKSHOP

    February 20, 2011

    The final week of Black History Month features a music workshop and lecture with Grammy Award nominee Kendrick “Wyldcard” Dean at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Learning Resource Center in Morgan Hall. A composer and record producer, Dean has worked with artists including Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige and Destiny’s Child.

  • STAFF CONVOCATION RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 21

    February 18, 2011

    Due to campus visits on Feb. 22 by various special guests, the Spring 2011 Staff Convocation has been RESCHEDULED for 2 p.m. March 21 in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center.

  • NORTHERN APPALACHIA CONFERENCE: REGISTER NOW

    February 18, 2011

    The early-bird registration discount has been extended to March 28 for 'Celebrating Northern Appalachia in Word and Song,' a daylong conference set for April 11 at Cal U.

  • STAFF CONVOCATION WILL TAKE PLACE FEB. 22

    February 16, 2011

    The Spring 2011 Staff Convocation is set for 2 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center. President Angelo Armenti, Jr. will give his "State of the University" address and field questions posed by the University’s staff.

  • TODAY: SPORT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

    February 15, 2011

    Students and alumni can find jobs or internships at the second annual Cal U Sport Management Conference Feb. 24-25. Click "more" for additional information and a schedule of events.

  • 'TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS' CONTINUES THROUGH FEB. 26

    February 14, 2011

    The Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2011 season with 'The Twilight of the Golds,' directed by artist-in-residence Gary John La Rosa. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Blaney Theatre, in Steele Hall.

  • PLANETARY PORTRAITS ON DISPLAY FEB. 25 - APRIL 12

    February 14, 2011

    "Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes" exhibition will run from Feb. 25-April 12 in Manderino Gallery. The exhibition, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, examines 40 years of robotic space missions and then processed into breathtaking images.

  • OPEN FORUM WITH CHANCELLOR FEB. 22

    February 11, 2011

    Dr. John C. Cavanaugh, Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will address the campus community at 9 a.m. Feb. 22 in Natali. Click “more” for additional information.

  • CELEBRATION CONTINUES WITH WATKINS, POETS

    February 11, 2011

    Continuing the celebration of Black History Month, social commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins will speak on the economic value of education Feb. 14. Award-winning slam poets Al and Nnamdi will perform Feb. 17. Both events will take place at 6 p.m. in the Performance Center inside Natali.

  • AUCTION ADDS TO PENGUINS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    February 09, 2011

    A recent online auction added nearly $10,000 to the Pittsburgh Penguins Scholarship at Cal U. Click “more” to read about the auction and Cal U's ongoing relationship with the Penguins.

  • STUDENTS EXPRESS THANKS ON TUITION FREEDOM DAY

    February 08, 2011

    Students will celebrate Tuition Freedom Day by meeting at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 15 near the Kara Alumni House, then parading to Natali for a rally at 11:30 a.m. Tuition Freedom Day is the mathematical date when the tuition funds that students or their families paid for the 2010-2011 academic year are exhausted.

  • STUDENTS VOTE FEB. 14-15 ON NATALI RENOVATION

    February 04, 2011

    Students will vote on a proposal to expand and renovate the Natali Student Center, creating more space for food services and other amenities. Voting will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 in the student center lobby.

  • CHECK OUT OUR NEW TELEVISION AD

    February 02, 2011

    Cal U’s latest TV spot, a 30-second animation called “Built,” showcases our campus and the University’s mission. Click “more” to see the new ad.

  • TONIGHT: TCHAIKOVSKY TALK AND RECITAL

    February 01, 2011

    Hear the voice of Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, as recorded in the late 1800s, and enjoy a piano recital featuring some of his most famous works. The Music Department presents a Tchaikovsky talk and recital 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Gallagher Hall.


January

  • CAL U JUNIOR INTERNS IN HARRISBURG

    January 28, 2011

    Tamara Alkhattar of South Park, Pa., is working for the state Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by PASSHE, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

  • CAL U WINS RED ZONE BLOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE

    January 28, 2011

    Students, faculty, staff and alumni tackled the Red Zone Blood Drive challenge and won, topping Bay Port High School in Green Bay, Wis., by collecting 72 pints. Congratulations to donor Korey Blucas, winner of a football autographed by Steelers tight end Heath Miller.

  • TODAY: 'HAIL TO HAMER'

    January 27, 2011

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate 47 years of basketball in Hamer Hall Feb. 19 with a series of special events and a double-header against Gannon University. The games will mark the last regular-season contests of 2010-2011 and the last games played in Hamer Hall before the teams move to the new Convocation Center.

  • CAL U CLOSED FOR AFTERNOON / EVENING

    January 26, 2011

    Because of snow and poor road conditions, both California University’s main campus and its Southpointe Center will close at 2 p.m. Both afternoon and evening classes have been cancelled. Shuttles will be operating on a reduced service schedule until 8 p.m. today. NO shuttle service after 8 p.m.

  • UPDATE: WINTER WEATHER ALERT

    January 26, 2011

    The roadway has been cleared on Route 88/Wood Street Extension, near Adamson Stadium, and the Center in the Woods. Motorists should continue to use caution. Shuttles are operating on a reduced service schedule. There will be NO shuttle service after 8 p.m. today.

  • FALL 2010 DEAN'S LIST

    January 25, 2011

    The Fall 2010 dean's list at Cal U recognizes students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • FACULTY CONVOCATION SET FOR JAN. 27

    January 24, 2011

    The 2011 Faculty Convocation is set for 11 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Learning Resource Center auditorium inside Morgan Hall. President Angelo Armenti, Jr. will give his "State of the University" address and field questions posed by the University’s faculty.

  • CAL U CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    January 24, 2011

    Cal U will celebrate Black History Month by showcasing the accomplishments of African-Americans in education, finance and the arts. The festivities will include lectures and performances by Kendrick “Wyldcard” Dean, Nore Davis, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Violin and the Twin Poets.

  • DROP / ADD DATE EXTENDED

    January 21, 2011

    The date for dropping or adding a class has been extended. Students have until 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, to drop or add a class without penalty.

  • CAL U CLOSED TODAY

    January 21, 2011

    California University and its Southpointe campus will be CLOSED today because of severe weather. Essential personnel should report. Bus service will be reduced today.

  • THEATRE GROUP WELCOMES ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

    January 14, 2011

    Gary John La Rosa, a professional theatrical director and choreographer, will spend four weeks as an artist-in-residence with the Department of Theatre and Dance. La Rosa arrived Jan. 26 to direct 'Twilight of the Golds.'

  • PENGUINS ONLINE AUCTION: FINAL DAY TO BID

    January 13, 2011

    The third online auction supporting the Penguins scholarship at Cal U is under way. Fans can bid on Pens all-star memorabilia, a game-night experience and more. Bidding ends Feb. 4, 2011.

  • EXPERT TEACHES CHILDREN WITH AUTISM HOW TO PLAY

    January 11, 2011

    Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, an internationally recognized expert on teaching children with autism how to play, will lead an "Integrated Play Group" seminar for educators, therapists and parents Feb. 1 in the Performance Center.

  • SUMMER COLLEGE SIGN-UP STARTS JAN. 18

    January 10, 2011

    Students can register for Summer College classes beginning Jan. 18. Online registration is available, or students may visit the Office of Lifelong Learning in the Eberly Science and Technology Center, Room 202.

  • 'FOSSE' WORKSHOP PREPARES PERFORMERS

    January 06, 2011

    Students who wish to audition for the spring production of "Cabaret" can brush up on their dance moves at a workshop 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Dancers will practice choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style.

  • LOT 12 CLOSURE

    January 03, 2011

    LOT 12 will be closed effective immediately to accommodate continued construction of the campus Loop Road and new parking lot areas. All LOT 12 permit holders will be able to park in LOT 14. LOT 12 RESERVED permit holders will be able to park in LOT 15. Please click "more" for parking maps and additional information.