August 2012 News

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    August 31, 2012

    After informal meetings with students and their families, I've returned to my office with a renewed commitment to our University and its future. Click "more" to see what students and families have been saying.

  • VIEW PHOTOS FROM NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

    August 27, 2012

    Before starting classes this week, the Class of 2016 participated in Cal U for Life’s New Student Orientation Aug. 24-26. Click "more" to view a slideshow of the weekend activities.

  • MCBRIDE WINS NATIONAL DIVERSITY COUNCIL HONOR

    August 27, 2012

    Dr. Lisa McBride has been honored by the National Diversity Council with a 2012 Pennsylvania Multicultural Leadership Award. She will receive her award Sept. 13 at the third annual Pittsburgh Diversity and Leadership Conference.

  • THE JOURNAL: STUDENTS TAKE ROBOTS UNDERWATER

    August 27, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Upward Bound students take robots underwater; Pinardi named Interim VP, Angelone Retires; Grant supports habitat restoration, enhancement. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    August 24, 2012

    Two academic administrators are moving into new roles. Dr. Bruce Barnhart will serve as acting provost/vice president for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Stanley Komacek will be dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research/associate provost.

  • CAL U: STILL 'BEST IN THE NORTHEAST'

    August 21, 2012

    For the 8th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has listed Cal U among the best colleges and universities in the northeastern United States. Just 222 schools made the 2013 list - about 25 percent of all colleges in the Northeast.

  • FREE CONCERTS WELCOME NEW STUDENTS, SEMESTER

    August 21, 2012

    Cal U welcomes students to the Fall 2012 semester with free concerts TONIGHT in the Convocation Center courtyard. Headliner is Donora, just back from a summer tour with a new release. Wear your Cal U gear to the show!

  • TODAY: STUDENTS TO DESCRIBE CONVENTIONS

    August 20, 2012

    Nine Cal U students who attended the Republican and Democratic national conventions will share their story as part of Cal U's annual Constitution Day celebration at noon today in the Performance Center. Click "more" to read their reports from the conventions.

  • OPERATION COLMERY SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

    August 20, 2012

    The Cal U Veterans Club departs today on a mission to help fellow military veterans and their families pay for college. This year's fundraising trip takes club members to Buffalo, N.Y. Click "more" to see their schedule.

  • SEMESTER AT SEA: THREE DAYS IN MANAUS

    August 15, 2012

    Two Cal U students participating in Semester at Sea recently landed in Manaus, Brazil. Lauren Snyder discusses the duo's trip to an orphanage, days surrounded by amazing water features and one excellent steakhouse. Click "more" to meet the travelers and read about their adventures.

  • SEMESTER AT SEA: EXPLORING OFTEN OVERLOOKED URUGUAY

    August 15, 2012

    Two Cal U students participating in Semester at Sea have finally crossed back over the Atlantic Ocean to Uruguay. Click "more" to meet the travelers and see how they made front-page news in Montevideo, Uruguay.

  • CAL U SELECTS FIVE FOR ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

    August 15, 2012

    Five individuals - Katie Barker-Collins, Lori Burkholder, Thomas Jackson, the late President Emeritus Dr. George H. Roadman and Derrick Scott - will comprise the 18th Athletic Hall of Fame class at Cal U.

  • DR. NANCY PINARDI: NEW VP FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

    August 13, 2012

    Acting University President Geraldine M. Jones has named Dr. Nancy Pinardi as interim vice president for Student Affairs. She succeeds Dr. Lenora Angelone, who retired after 40 years of service to Cal U.

  • HEALTH FAIR RETURNS TO CAMPUS SEPT. 12

    August 08, 2012

    Students and other members of the campus community can receive health screenings and giveaways at the 25th annual Health Fair, set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12 in the south conference wing of Cal U's new Convocation Center.

  • TODAY: JLS SPEAKER SERIES DEBUTS WITH MARK CAMILLO

    August 08, 2012

    Experts in law enforcement, intelligence, terrorism forensic science and more will present free talks at 11 a.m. most Tuesdays in Eberly 110. The series debuts with security expert Mark Camillo '76.

  • JOIN US FOR A FREE MOVE-IN DAY FAMILY PICNIC

    August 08, 2012

    After moving in to your room, join us for a free family picnic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., today in the Convocation Center. This is a great opportunity for students to get acquainted with their roommate and for parents to meet other Cal U families. Click “more” for event details and registration.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR WOMEN'S CONSORTIUM, CONFERENCE

    August 06, 2012

    Register now for 'Women: Finding a Voice and Leading for Change,' presented by the PASSHE Women's Consortium and the Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference. Join us Sept. 14-15. Click "more" for details and registration.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    August 03, 2012

    By dedicating themselves to their studies, as well as their sports, Cal U's 13 Capital One Academic All-Americans set a school record. In 2011-2012, Cal U had more Academic All-Americans than any other D-II member institution.

  • R.K. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTS HABITAT RESTORATION

    August 02, 2012

    The Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to restore and enhance fish and wildlife habitat on agricultural lands in Pennsylvania.

  • HISTORY CENTER PUBLISHES INTERN'S PROJECT

    August 02, 2012

    Miriah O'Connor '12 recently completed an internship in the library and archives at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Now her work has been published in the center's 'Western Pennsylvania History' magazine.