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December

  • A MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    December 21, 2012

    As the year comes to a close, I want to thank our campus community for their loyal support of our University and wish our students, faculty, staff and alumni a happy holiday season.

  • SCHEDULED CAMPUS POWER OUTAGES DEC. 26-27

    December 20, 2012

    There will be a scheduled electrical power outage from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on Dec. 26 throughout the Cal U campus. Short duration outages will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 27. Outages are necessary to safely upgrade the campus electrical distribution system.

  • SIGN UP TODAY FOR FEB. 18 SPRING OPEN HOUSE

    December 18, 2012

    If you're ready to apply, or one of the lucky ones who has already been accepted to Cal U, be sure to attend one of our Spring Academic Open House programs. Get information on our programs of study, activities, athletic programs and more. Click "more" for event details and registration.

  • WINTER BREAK INFORMATION

    December 12, 2012

    Winter break is here! Students, faculty and staff should be aware of these important dates: Residence halls will close at 9 p.m. Dec. 14 and reopen for new students on Jan. 25. Returning students report on Jan. 27. Click "more" for other important dates.

  • THE JOURNAL: ALUMNAE WILL ADDRESS GRADUATES

    December 10, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Alumnae will address graduates; Veteran leads effort to help fellow Marine; Holiday toy drive fills a Flyer. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • ALUMNAE ADDRESS DECEMBER GRADUATES

    December 06, 2012

    Two distinguished alumnae will address graduating students when Cal U holds Commencement ceremonies for master's degree candidates on Dec. 14 and for undergraduates on Dec.15. Both ceremonies will he held in the Convocation Center.

  • THE JOURNAL: CEREMONY RECOGNIZES GRANT WRITERS

    December 03, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Ceremony recognizes faculty, staff grant writers; Students plan 'Freezin’ 5K'; Cal U takes on Slippery Rock Wednesday in blood drive. Click "more" to read the Journal online.


November

  • A MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    November 30, 2012

    Stuffing a bus full of toys for needy children is just one way that our Cal U students are reaching out to others. At the holiday season and throughout the year, a spirit of giving drives our campus community.

  • CONVOCATION CENTER TO BE CLOSED FOR FILMING

    November 28, 2012

    The Convocation Center will be closed and a portion of the Loop Road will be inaccessible to traffic Dec. 16-23 while movie scenes are filmed on campus. Learn how members of the campus community may apply to appear as 'extras' in the film.

  • STUDENTS STUFF A BUS WITH TOYS FOR TOTS

    November 26, 2012

    For the second consecutive year, Student Government is leading a Toys for Tots drive through the Stuff-a-Bus program. At 11 a.m. today, Santa will drive the Vulcan Flyer to the front of the Natali Student Center to pick up the toys.

  • MUSICIANS PERFORM 'FOOTBALL' THEME

    November 21, 2012

    Two faculty members and several Cal U music students joined the Washington Symphony Orchestra when it taped the Monday Night Football theme song for the Nov. 19 football game televised nationally by ESPN. Click "more" to view the segment and learn more about Cal U's involvement.

  • VOLLEYBALL TEAM FALLS IN NCAA REGIONAL FINALS

    November 20, 2012

    In its 7th consecutive appearance in post-season play, the women's volleyball team lost, 3-1, to Wheeling-Jesuit University in the finals of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament on Dec. 1.

  • HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TICKETS ON SALE NOW

    November 19, 2012

    Cal U hosts the Original Harlem Globetrotters at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Convocation Center. Tickets are now on sale to the public, with NEW Saturday hours at the Box Office. Bring your CalCard for discounts. Click "more" for details!

  • SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES WITH VIOLENCE EDUCATOR

    November 19, 2012

    Jennifer Soisson, a community education specialist for Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA, will discuss the effect of violence on children, safe dating, bullying and domestic violence during a Law and Society Speaker Series event at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 in Eberly, Room 110.

  • THE JOURNAL: 'BONES' EXPERT HAS ANSWERS

    November 19, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Anthropologist has the answers; Speakers discuss violence, artifacts; Annual luncheon honors Veterans. Click "more" to read the latest Journal.

  • STUDENTS 'BLEED BLACK AND RED' FOR BLOOD DRIVE

    November 14, 2012

    An American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by Student Government asks donors to 'bleed black and red' today — and donate more life-saving units of blood than rival Slippery Rock.

  • LIBRARY SATISFACTION SURVEY ONLINE NOW

    November 14, 2012

    How do you use Manderino Library? Take a quick survey that will help the campus library better serve our Cal U community — and you might win a prize! Click "more" to take the confidential survey.

  • 'LEARNING THRU ART' CONTINUES THROUGH NOV. 26

    November 12, 2012

    "Learning Thru Art: An Exhibition Featuring the Works of Children of The Village" will be on display from 8 a.m.-4 p.m, weekdays Nov. 15-26 in Vulcan Gallery. An opening reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 is free and open to the public.

  • TODAY: FREEZIN' 5K AND FUN WALK BEGINS AT 9 A.M.

    November 12, 2012

    The Freezin' 5K race and fun walk begins today at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Parking Lot 2, across from the Eberly Science and Technology Center. Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

  • THE JOURNAL: STUDENTS SAY ‘THANKS’ AT DINNER

    November 12, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Political pros to discuss election results; Students say ‘thanks’ at Scholarship Dinner; Rhonda Vincent tickets on sale; Reality star visits campus. Click "more" to read the latest Journal.

  • WOMEN’S SOCCER HOSTS NCAA TOURNAMENT

    November 07, 2012

    The women’s soccer team lost to Slippery Rock, 1-0, in the NCAA Division II Tournament game at the Phillipsburg Soccer Facility. They end the season with a 16-5-1 overall record.

  • MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM OPENS DOORS

    November 07, 2012

    The Master of Social Work (MSW) program will hold an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. today in the Kara Alumni House. The event is free; registration is requested.

  • THE JOURNAL: MISSION DAY FOLLOW-UP

    November 05, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Mission Day Topics: Enrollment, Success; Professor helps company build French Connection; Pro Tools recording workshops planned. Click “more” to read the latest Journal.

  • SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES WITH PAROLE AGENT

    November 05, 2012

    Darek W. Eberhart, a parole agent for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, will discuss state and federal probation during a Justice, Law and Society Speaker Series event at 11 a.m. today in Eberly, Room 110.

  • ELECTION NIGHT 'WATCH PARTY' BEGINS AT 8:30 P.M.

    November 02, 2012

    See who wins the White House! Join the Cal U community for Election Watch 2012, starting at 8:30 p.m. tonight in the Performance Center. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks as you watch the election returns come in.


October

  • SINGERS PERFORM HOLIDAY TUNES NOV. 18

    October 31, 2012

    The Department of Music kicks off the festive season with its annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Old Main Chapel. Performers include the University Choir, California Singers, Cal U String Ensemble and several a cappella groups.

  • PANEL EXAMINES 2012 ELECTION RESULTS

    October 31, 2012

    Just one week after the presidential election, a popular panel of political experts returns to examine the reasons behind the results. Jon Delano, of KDKA-TV, will moderate the '2012 Election Analysis Forum' at 7 p.m. today in Eberly Hall, Room 110.

  • 'LAW AND ORDER' SPOOF ONSTAGE NOV. 8-10

    October 30, 2012

    First-year theatre students will present "Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit," a short comedy by Jonathan Rand. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in Blaney Theatre.

  • THE JOURNAL: WILDLIFE SOCIETY WINS HONORS

    October 29, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Wildlife Society chapter, adviser win national honors; Educators discuss role of technology; Bluegrass ‘Queen’ Coming to Cal U. Click “more” to read the latest Journal.

  • SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION

    October 27, 2012

    Cal U will re-open at 12:30 pm today. The National Weather Service is NOT predicting Mon River flooding that will affect campus. Please travel with caution. Click "more" for additional severe weather information.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    October 26, 2012

    Last evening I met with alumni and friends who have supported scholarships, and with the students who benefit from their generosity. Appreciation was evident at the 16th annual Scholarship Recognition Dinner.

  • LAST DAY TO VIEW 'DREAMS' ARTWORK EXHIBITION

    October 25, 2012

    See the artwork of Cal U's students, faculty, staff and alumni with 'Dreams,' an exhibition that will run 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2-9 in the Vulcan Gallery. An opening reception at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 is free and open to the public.

  • THE JOURNAL: MISSION DAY, CONFERENCE THIS WEEK

    October 22, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Mission Day, security conference this week; Young teens thriving in Cal U classes; Diversity Month continues; and Ghost hunter on campus. Click “more” to read the latest Journal.

  • NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

    October 19, 2012

    PASSHE has ratified two new collective bargaining agreements with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union that represents university faculty and athletic coaches.

  • PASSHE ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUMS BROADCAST

    October 16, 2012

    Watch the PASSHE Entrepreneurial Forum today via live broadcast at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center North Wing. Introductory remarks and handouts will be available at 10:45 a.m.

  • WILDLIFE SOCIETY, ADVISER WIN NATIONAL HONORS

    October 15, 2012

    The Cal U Wildlife Society and its adviser, Dr. Carol Bocetti, accept national student chapter and adviser of the year honors at the 19th annual meeting of The Wildlife Society in Portland, Ore.

  • ONE-ACTS SPOTLIGHT STUDENT DIRECTORS

    October 15, 2012

    Join the Department of Theatre and Dance for "An Evening of One-Acts," a series of creative short plays directed by students, at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall. Click "more" for details.

  • THE JOURNAL: CONVOCATION STUDENTS COME FIRST

    October 15, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Convocation message: students come first; Mission Day goes back to basics; Innovative educator returns. Click “more” to read the latest Journal.

  • TODAY: JOIN US FOR MISSION DAY XIV

    October 15, 2012

    Join us 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today for Mission Day XIV. This year's Mission Day theme will be "Maintaining Our Mission During a Time of Transition," as the University community gathers to discuss and explore unique opportunities and challenges during a time of transition.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    October 12, 2012

    Student Convocation gave me a chance to hear directly from students — and I’m still listening. Here’s how to bring your questions, concerns and good ideas directly to our University’s leadership team.

  • WATCH TODAY'S PASSHE BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING

    October 11, 2012

    The Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is meeting today in Harrisburg. Click "more" for a link to see the meeting streamed live.

  • RHONDA VINCENT BRINGS BLUEGRASS TO CAL U

    October 10, 2012

    Bluegrass comes to the Mon Valley with an appearance by award-winning artist Rhonda Vincent at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in a new venue, Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Click "more" for details and ticket information.

  • BROWN TO SPEAK ABOUT WRITING AND WEATHER

    October 08, 2012

    Join the Cal U chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Meteorology Club for workshops directed by Dr. Vankita Brown, a social scientist and former employee of NOAA, on Oct. 17 and 18. Click "more" for details.

  • THE JOURNAL: 'HOLIDAYS' THEME FOR HOMECOMING

    October 08, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: 'Holidays' theme for Homecoming parade; Chicago Comedy All-Stars set for Friday; Traveler receives Greenlee Scholarship. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • WATCH DR. MITRA'S PRESENTATION LIVE

    October 04, 2012

    Watch Dr. Sugata Mitra address the Cal U community live at 7 p.m. tonight. Click "more" to view live streaming video now.

  • CAL U TO HOST BOTSIQ FINAL COMPETITION

    October 04, 2012

    Students from local high schools will take custom-built robots into battle during the 2013 BotsIQ Final Competition, April 19-20 at the Cal U Convocation Center. Click “more” to view a promotional video.

  • TODAY: JUDGE DISCUSSES EDUCATION CHALLENGES

    October 03, 2012

    Allegheny County Judge Kim Berkeley Clark will speak to members of Cal U Men United and the campus community at 11 a.m. today, in Eberly Hall, Room 130, on “The Educational Crisis Facing Students of Color.”

  • THE JOURNAL: PARKING WINS HONORS AT CONFERENCE

    October 01, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Parking system wins honors; Debate Watch encourages discussion; Students to star in free 'street magic' show. Click "more" to read the Journal online.


September

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    September 28, 2012

    Dr. Sugata Mitra returns to Cal U on Oct. 17. An internationally recognized expert who studies the role of technology in education, he will talk with faculty and students, and then give a public lecture at 7 p.m. in Steele Hall.

  • CAL U CELEBRATES OCTOBER AS 'DIVERSITY MONTH'

    September 26, 2012

    Regis Bobonis Sr., founder of the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh Inc., will present "All the Real Heroes" at 11 a.m. today in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • LAUGH OCT. 12 WITH CHICAGO COMEDY ALL-STARS

    September 26, 2012

    Get ready for a laugh-out-loud night of Windy City-style comedy when the Chicago Comedy All-Stars perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Convocation Center. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the box office.

  • EDUCATION MAJORS EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE CAREERS

    September 24, 2012

    Join Career Services in a networking event, "Unique Careers for Education Majors," today in Eberly Hall, Room 130. The event will explore employment opportunities outside the classroom and how to transition careers.

  • 'DEBATE WATCH' FOSTERS POLITICAL EXCHANGE

    September 24, 2012

    View the third Presidential Debate with the Cal U community at 9 p.m. Oct. 22 in Eberly, Room 110. After the debate, facilitators Dr. Gwendolyn Perry-Burney and Charles Gilliam-Brownlee will lead a discussion about the candidates and key political issues.

  • CONFERENCE EXAMINES 'MANAGING DISASTER'

    September 24, 2012

    PEMA Director Glenn M. Cannon will be the keynote speaker during 'Managing the Disaster,' the 6th annual Conference on Homeland and International Security at Cal U, today in the Performance Center. Click "more" for information or contact Dr. Michael Hummel at 412-715-5641.

  • THE JOURNAL: 'CAL CLEAN AND SOBER' MEETS

    September 24, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: 'Cal Clean and Sober' meets; Cal U still 'Military Friendly;' Senior in Harrisburg for semester; Students flock to 25th annual health fair. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • OFFICER, AUTHOR CONTINUES JLS SPEAKER SERIES

    September 21, 2012

    Retired New York Police Department lieutenant and current author will discuss being a private investigator and crime novelist as the Justice, Law and Society Speaker Series continues at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 in Eberly, Room 110.

  • ‘SIMPLE GIFTS’ PERFORMS ETHNIC FOLK MUSIC

    September 21, 2012

    The women of Simple Gifts perform ethnic folk music - from Irish jigs and Gypsy melodies to Appalachian reels - in a free performance 8 p.m. Sept. 25 in Gallagher Hall. Or join Simple Gifts for a 'Women and Music' workshop at 11 a.m.

  • OFFICER, AUTHOR CONTINUES JLS SPEAKER SERIES

    September 21, 2012

    Retired New York Police Department lieutenant and current author will discuss being a private investigator and crime novelist as the Justice, Law and Society Speaker Series continues at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 in Eberly, Room 110.

  • STREET MAGICIAN STAGES FREE SHOW OCT. 9

    September 19, 2012

    Students who witness Nate Staniforth's up-close 'street magic' on campus Oct. 9 may see themselves on the big screen during the performer's free show at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Cal U invites borough residents and alumni to the performance.

  • FALL DISCOVERY DAYS CONTINUE NOV. 3

    September 18, 2012

    Just starting to look for a college? Cal U's Fall Discovery Days are exactly what you need. Explore all that Cal U has to offer in one fun, information program. The next Fall Discovery Day will be on Nov.3. Click "more" for details.

  • HOMECOMING CELEBRATES 'HOLIDAYS' THIS WEEK

    September 17, 2012

    Celebrate all of your favorite holidays during Homecoming 2012 festivities, Oct. 7-13 at Cal U. Highlights include the annual Homecoming Parade at noon on Oct. 13, followed by Vulcan football at 3:30 p.m. Click "more" for a full schedule of events.

  • WILDLIFE SOCIETY FIELD DAY SET FOR SEPT. 22

    September 17, 2012

    The student chapter of The Wildlife Society will present its seventh annual Family Field Day from 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Frich Biology Building. Click "more" for details.

  • CAL U RECOGNIZED AS 2013 MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL

    September 17, 2012

    For the fourth consecutive year, Victory Media and G.I. Jobs magazine has named Cal U one of the nation's top Military Friendly Schools. The publication honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

  • CAL U WELCOMES FAMILIES

    September 17, 2012

    Cal U students will welcome their families to campus today with a series of special events during the 34th annual Family Day. Events include a Family Day brunch, free concerts, a Kid Zone and campus tours. Activities conclude with a Vulcans' home football game against IUP at 3:30 p.m. Click "more" for event details.

  • THE JOURNAL: HALL TO BEAR SCHOLARSHIP DONOR’S NAME

    September 17, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Hall to bear scholarship donor's name; Vulcan Flyer extends service; New Pa. law; bring valid ID to polls; Faculty, grant news among highlights for trustees. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    September 14, 2012

    New state legislation will allow Cal U’s faculty, staff and students to turn innovations into commercial ventures. A PASSHE presentation next month will explain the new Higher Education Modernization Act.

  • THE JOURNAL: JONES SEEKS UNITY AT CONVOCATION

    September 10, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: At Convocation, president seeks unity, collaboration; Students describe conventions on Constitution Day; Art students pitch in for 'Blast.' Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES WITH HOWLEY, GRIPPO

    September 05, 2012

    Special Agent Patrick J. Howley, of the Pittsburgh Division, Mon Valley Resident Agency and Kevin Grippo, chief of the South Connellsville (Pa.) Police Department, will discuss cyber crime and child exploitation at 11 a.m. today in Eberly Hall, Room 110.

  • VULCAN FLYER SHUTTLE SERVICE EXTENDED

    September 05, 2012

    Starting Sept. 8, the Vulcan Flyer's hours of operation will be extended. The Vulcan Flyer will run from 7 a.m.-midnight Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sundays. Click "more" for details and anticipated wait times.

  • THE JOURNAL: STUDENTS RECEIVE WARM WELCOME

    September 04, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Students receive warm welcome, discover 'Cal U for Life'; Cal U among 'Best,' says Princeton Review; Women 'Find a Voice' at conference. Click "more" to read the latest Cal U Journal news online.


August

  • 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 FINAL POST: HOME AGAIN!

    August 15, 2012

    Two Cal U students participating in the Semester at Sea program returned to the United States after a 107-day voyage. Lauren Snyder discusses her feelings on returning to Pennsylvania in her final post of the series.

  • 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.


July

  • WELCOME STUDENTS!

    July 27, 2012

    Cal U for Life's New Student Orientation continues through Sunday with an outdoor music festival, New Student Convocation and an evening concert featuring Tres Lads and Donora. Click "more" for a schedule of events.

  • TODAY: TRACK STARS SPEAK AT CROSS COUNTRY CAMP

    July 26, 2012

    Two-time Olympian Amy Rudolph and American record-holder Chris Solinsky will give a free lecture at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 in the chapel of Old Main. As part of Cal U's annual cross country summer camp, this event is free and open to the public.

  • TODAY: BERGER FELLOWSHIP CONFERENCE

    July 23, 2012

    Join us today for the Berger Fellowship Conference, 'Celebrating Excellence in Teaching and Learning.' Keynote speaker for this affordable, one-day conference is internationally renowned literacy researcher Dr. Richard Allington.

  • THE JOURNAL: INSTRUCTORS GAIN CERTIFICATION

    July 23, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Mechatronics instructors gain industry certification; Kallis named interim dean of science, technology; New era ahead for Vulcan football. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • CAL U PROF: RESEARCH SUBJECTS CUTE BUT SMELLY

    July 20, 2012

    Dr. Summer Arrigo-Nelson studies lemurs, among the world’s most endangered vertebrates. Her research is featured in the Interesting Expert of the Week column on ProfNet, a database used by journalists worldwide. Click “more” to read the interview.

  • CAL U LEADS D-II IN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

    July 19, 2012

    California University led NCAA Division II with a school-record 13 Capital One Academic All-Americans during the 2011-2012 academic year. The Vulcans ranked sixth overall among all participating divisions.

  • NEW PARKING DATES, FEES AVAILABLE ONLINE

    July 18, 2012

    Important parking dates and fees have been updated for the 2012-2013 academic year. Click "more" to view the Office of Parking and Transportation’s webpage.

  • STUDENTS PRESENT 'SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE' JULY 28

    July 17, 2012

    Cal U hosts the Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy, now in its 15th year. Students in the musical theater program will present a fully staged production of 'School House Rock Live, Jr.' in Steele Hall.

  • KALLIS NAMED NEW DEAN FOR EBERLY COLLEGE

    July 10, 2012

    Dr. John Kallis brings more than 35 years of teaching and industry experience to his new role as interim dean of the Eberly College of Science and Technology.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    July 09, 2012

    The PASSHE Board of Governors approved a 3 percent increase in the cost of tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year. This marks the fifth time in eight years that the increase has been at or below the rate of inflation.

  • MIKE KELLAR NAMED HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

    July 05, 2012

    Mike Kellar has been named head coach of the Vulcan football program. Kellar served as Cal U's offensive coordinator from 2004-2008, then spent two years as head coach at Concord (W.Va.) University. Click "more" to learn about Cal U's newest coach.

  • LAST DAY TO VIEW 'AMERICAN LETTERPRESS' EXHIBIT

    July 03, 2012

    "American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print" is on display through Aug. 17 in the Manderino Gallery. This exhibit features 126 historical and contemporary posters from legendary print shop Hatch Show Print. Click "more" for details.


June

  • FREE STAFF PARKING BEGINS JULY 2 IN VARIOUS LOTS

    June 29, 2012

    Cal U staff and other non-faculty employees now have the option to park in one of 200 free spaces on campus. Employees must register to participate, and parking is on a first come, first served basis. Click "more" for details.

  • COACH LUCKHARDT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

    June 28, 2012

    After 10 years as the Vulcans head football coach, John Luckhardt has announced that he will retire effective Aug. 3. Luckhardt lead the Vulcans to three NCAA Regional Championships, three top-10 finishes and seven-consecutive PSAC West titles.

  • WATCH GATES' INTERVIEW AFTER 50-METER FREESTYLE

    June 28, 2012

    Cal U graduate Melissa Gates posted a time of 25:69 in the 50-meter freestyle yesterday at the U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. Click "more" to watch her post-race interview.

  • NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER HONORS CAL U'S MCBRIDE

    June 28, 2012

    Dr. Lisa McBride, university ombudsperson and special assistant to the president for Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity at Cal U, will accept her award today as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier's 2012 Women of Excellence.

  • PASSHE BOARD MEETING STREAMED LIVE TODAY

    June 28, 2012

    The Board of Governors for the State System of Higher Education meets at 9 a.m. today in Harrisburg. The meeting will be streamed live on the Web. Click "more" to see today's meeting.

  • THREE SET TO GIVE STEM PRESENTATIONS

    June 26, 2012

    Three Cal U educators will present innovative approaches to STEM education at JOSTI 2012, the annual Jefferson Overseas Schools Technology Institute sponsored by the State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools.

  • VULCAN PLAYERS NAMED TO ATHLETIC HONOR ROLL

    June 19, 2012

    A record 246 Cal U student-athletes were named to the Spring 2012 edition of the Athletic Director Honor Roll, including 31 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Click "more" to see the complete list of honor roll players.

  • THE JOURNAL: MCBRIDE AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE

    June 18, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: McBride named Woman of Excellence; Trustees address transition in leadership, Grant supports certification for mechatronics instructors. Click "more" to read the journal now.

  • RENEW YOUR PARKING PERMITS NOW

    June 06, 2012

    Faculty and staff who have fiscal (12 month) parking permits can renew their permits for the upcoming 2012-2013 term. The renewal period will be open until June 30. Click "more" to visit the Cal U parking website and log in to your account.

  • STUDENTS PREPARE FOR LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

    June 05, 2012

    High school students will participate in the third annual Leadership Challenge June 17-23 at Cal U. Sponsored by the Linda and Harry Serene Leadership Institute, the challenge is a weeklong camp that utilizes leadership education to help students reach their full potential.

  • SPRING 2012 DEAN'S LIST

    June 05, 2012

    The Spring 2012 dean's list at Cal U recognizes students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.


May

  • WELCOME TO CAMPUS PARENTS AND STUDENTS

    May 30, 2012

    Cal U has a special program for high school students who are entering their senior year. Start thinking about your future right now, at the Pre-Senior Open House.

  • AN OPEN LETTER TO CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY

    May 25, 2012

    Please click “more” to read an open letter to the entire Cal U community from Guido M. Pichini, chair of the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

  • A MESSAGE FROM ACTING PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    May 18, 2012

    Cal U is moving forward, and the University remains vibrant and strong. As acting president, Geraldine Jones calls on every member of the campus community to 'realize the promise and potential of this great University.'

  • MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN, CAL U COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES

    May 17, 2012

    The PASSHE Board of Governors has taken a new direction regarding Cal U's leadership. The Council of Trustees, and acting President Geraldine Jones, are committed to the continued success of our students and our University.

  • BENEDUM GRANT SUPPORTS MECHATRONICS TRAINING

    May 16, 2012

    Cal U is hosting a Siemens Mechatronic Systems Instructor Certification Program now through June 22. A Benedum Foundation grant supports the training for secondary and post-secondary teachers.

  • HOME SHOW DEBUTS AT CONVOCATION CENTER

    May 14, 2012

    Tri-State Events, Inc. presents a weekend full of family-friendly entertainment during the C. Harper Western PA Home Show and Community Days May 18-20 at the Convocation Center. Click "more" for details.

  • SEEK SUMMER CAMP CONTINUES THROUGH AUG. 10

    May 14, 2012

    The second session of SEEK, the Summer Educational Erichment for Kids program, summer camp continues through Aug. 10. Click "more" to view a slideshow from the first camp session.

  • WATCH COMMENCEMENTS LIVE ONLINE

    May 10, 2012

    Cal U will stream live video of graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies so families and friends can watch from anywhere in the world. See our graduate ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday; watch undergraduates at 10 a.m. Saturday.

  • CAL U OFFERS SUMMER FUN WEEK AT SOUTHPOINTE

    May 09, 2012

    Register your child today for a week of educational summer fun June 18-22 at Cal U's Southpointe Center. Sessions will be held from 1-4 p.m. daily for children ages 8-12 and will include a variety of entertaining, yet educational programs.

  • CAL U AGAIN LANDS ON 'GREEN COLLEGE' LIST

    May 07, 2012

    Cal U has earned a listing again in The Princeton Review's 'Guide to Green Colleges,' a directory produced annually in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. The University's profile focuses on the sustainable geothermal energy used for heating and cooling residence halls.

  • THE JOURNAL: ALUMNI ADDRESS GRADUATES

    May 07, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Alumni to address graduates; Cleanup includes 'E-cycling;' Students stage 2012 Wildlife Conclave; Acclaimed voting rights advocate speaks on election day. Click "more" to read the journal now.

  • UPDATE: SEASON ENDS FOR MEN'S GOLF TEAM

    May 01, 2012

    The men's golf team ended its season with a 10th-place tie at the NCAA D-II Atlantic/East Region Championship. The Vulcans closed at 16 over par, finishing in a tie with Massachusetts-Lowell.

  • LEAVE A LEGACY: CLASS OF 2012 SENIOR GIFT DRIVE

    May 01, 2012

    Graduating seniors, their families and friends can create a lasting legacy through the Class of 2012 Senior Gift Drive. Make your gift in person, online or through a new text messaging option - and see what a difference $20.12 can make.


April

  • UPDATE: SEASON ENDS FOR SOFTBALL TEAM

    April 30, 2012

    After a loss to West Virginia Wesleyan, the Cal U softball team ended its season, falling to Lock Haven 6-3 in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional contest. The Vulcans close the season with a 33-10 record.

  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI TO ADDRESS GRADUATES

    April 30, 2012

    Two distinguished alumni - the founder of a computer-based training program and an expert on emergency preparedness and international security issues - will address graduating students when Cal U holds Commencement ceremonies May 11 and 12 in the Convocation Center. Click "more" for details

  • THE JOURNAL: CONVOCATION CENTER OPENS

    April 30, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Celebration showcases Cal U talent; Convocation Center opens with 'Greatest Hits;' Geology students get head start; Outstanding women accept award. Click "more" to read the journal now.

  • UPDATE: WOMEN'S TENNIS LOSES IN QUARTERFINALS

    April 25, 2012

    The women's tennis team's 2012 season ended with a 5-2 setback to defending national champion Barry (Fla.) University in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II National Championships on May 17.

  • VIDEO CONTEST VOTING DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 2

    April 25, 2012

    You still have a chance to vote for Cal U students' video in the 2012 iOme Money Smart Week Video Contest. Their video was ranked in the Top 10 and has now moved up to second place. Click "more" to learn about the contest and to vote for Cal U's video.

  • STUDENTS CELEBRATE WRITING MAY 1

    April 24, 2012

    Composition, creative writing, journalism and literature students will present their creative work to the Cal U community when the English Department's Celebration of Student Writing takes place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 1 in the Natali Student Center.

  • JOURNAL: MECHATRONICS AWAITS APPROVAL

    April 23, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Profile in Courage winner to discuss voter rights; Mechatronics program set for approval; leadership process forum focus. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • SERVICE MEMBERS AIM TO EARN GERMAN BADGE

    April 17, 2012

    Cal U plays host to service members seeking to earn the prestigious German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, one of the few foreign awards that U.S. military members may wear on their uniform. Click "more" to see what it takes to earn the badge.

  • CAMPUS SAFETY: A MESSAGE FROM OUR POLICE CHIEF

    April 16, 2012

    Cal U Police Chief Bob Downey asks anyone with information about the recent threats on our campus to come forward. What you have seen or heard may be important; call 724-938-4299. Click "more" to read the police chief's message.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: SZTROIN PLACES SECOND

    April 16, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Cal U senior takes 2nd place in PASSHE competition; Tickets still available for Kenny Rogers concert; Convocation honors top scholars. Click "more" to read the journal now.

  • TYLER RAHL ART EXHIBITION SET FOR APRIL 20

    April 13, 2012

    Works by student Tyler Rahl will be on display from 5-9 p.m. April 20 in the Vulcan Gallery, located on the first floor of Vulcan Hall. The exhibition will remain on view from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through April 24.

  • PIKE RUN YOUTH FISHING FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 21

    April 13, 2012

    Young anglers can try their luck at the 17th annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival, set for 8 a.m. -3 p.m. Saturday at Rotary Park, off Route 88 (Third Street) in California.

  • PROFILE IN COURAGE WINNER DISCUSSES VOTER RIGHTS

    April 13, 2012

    Jennifer Brunner, a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award winner, will discuss her efforts to address voting irregularities in 'Profile in Courage: Guarding the Vote' at 7 p.m. today. Also, two panels of experts will discuss politics and voting rights in Pennsylvania at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Duda, Room 303.

  • CAL U PRESENTS 'NOISES OFF!' APRIL 19-21

    April 12, 2012

    The Department of Theatre and Dance looks at the world of theater from a backstage perspective when it presents Noises Off!, the final production of the 2012 spring season. Curtain time is 8 p.m. April 19 and April 20, and 2 and 8 p.m. April 21 in Steele Hall's Mainstage Theatre.

  • IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

    April 12, 2012

    Stay safe, Cal U! In this period of heightened awareness about campus safety, please click “more” to review information from the online Quick Reference Guide for Emergencies. Report suspicious activity to Cal U Police at 724-938-4299.

  • MAGERS NAMED ACADEMIC FELLOW BY POLICY INSTITUTE

    April 12, 2012

    Homeland security expert and assistant professor Dr. Jeffrey Magers has been named an academic fellow by the nonpartisan Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Through the fellowship, Magers will attend a terrorism studies program in Israel.

  • CLASSES RELOCATED, TONIGHT ONLY

    April 12, 2012

    Because Morgan and Gallagher halls have been evacuated, classes have been relocated for tonight ONLY. The 'Pop A Cappella' concert at 8 p.m. has been moved to Vulcan Theater. Click "MORE" to see where your evening class will meet.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: HIP-HOP CONFERENCE AT CAL U

    April 12, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: BET host, hip-hop scholar headline annual conference; Grand opening features alumna, officers; Ridership rising on Vulcan Flyers. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • DECORATED PHYSICIAN TO ADDRESS HONORS STUDENTS

    April 06, 2012

    Dr. Dennis Eckels '71 will return to Cal U to address more than 1,500 of the University's most accomplished scholars during the 2012 Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. April 21 in Hamer Hall.

  • COUNSELOR EDUCATION HOSTS OPEN HOUSE

    April 06, 2012

    Are you thinking about pursuing a career in counselor education? If so, come to one of two Counselor Education Department Open Houses April 11 in the Kara Alumni House. Open houses will run from noon-1:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE DAYS SHOWCASE ACHIEVEMENTS

    April 02, 2012

    Cal U's Faculty Professional Development Committee will present the sixth annual Academic Excellence Days April 24-25. A variety of activities designed to stimulate academic excellence will take place each day from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT LOGO FOR 2012 HOMECOMING

    April 02, 2012

    Do you have a keen eye for design? The Homecoming Committee is accepting logo design submissions for the 2012 Homecoming festivities until April 30. Click "more" for rules and an entry form.

  • ROCSI, PETERSON HEADLINE HIP-HOP CONFERENCE

    April 02, 2012

    BET host Rocsi Diaz and scholar James Braxton Peterson will give a keynote address during Cal U's seventh annual hip-hop conference April 11-13. This year's conference addresses the popular musical genre and explores current hot-button issues. Click "more" for details.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: BOCETTI HONORED

    April 02, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Efforts to save songbird honored; 'Mr. McFeely' plans visit to Cal U; 'Leadership Day' program set for April 10. Click "more" to read the Journal now.


March

  • 'DIGITAL VIOLINIST' TO PLAY VULCAN HALL TONIGHT

    March 29, 2012

    Energy will emante from the walls of Vulcan Hall when the Cal U Art Club plays host to Dixon's Violin at 7 p.m. April 13 in the painting studio. Dixon, classically trained from the age of 10, calls himself a concert violinist, a digital effects master and a musical shaman all rolled into one.

  • TEAC TOPS MEDAL COUNT AT CONFERENCE

    March 29, 2012

    Twenty-nine Cal U students traveled to Long Beach, Calif., last month for the Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) International Conference. Cal U won six medals, more than any other school at the conference. Click "more" for details.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: 'ELECTION OUTLOOK'

    March 26, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: 'Election Outlook' returns; Foreign language video takes prize; Swimmer adds two national championships. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • TODAY: PROGRAM EXAMINES 'LEADER FOR LIFE' PROGRESS

    March 26, 2012

    Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a special Leadership Day presentation at 11 a.m. April 10 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. The program outlines progress in the campus-wide 'Leader for Life' process.

  • EXPERTS ASSESS 'ELECTION OUTLOOK' ON TUESDAY

    March 26, 2012

    A popular panel of experts returns on Tuesday to explore the upcoming presidential and congressional elections. Political analyst Jon Delano, of KDKA-TV, is the moderator for '2012 Election Outlook: The Race for the White House.'

  • AWARD RECOGNIZES EFFORTS TO SAVE BIRDS

    March 22, 2012

    Dr. Carol Bocetti, of the Biological and Environmental Sciences Department, has received a 2011 Recovery Champion award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The award honors her for efforts to save the endangered Kirtland’s warbler.

  • TODAY: NEWELL BRINGS 'SPEEDY DELIVERY' TO CAL U

    March 20, 2012

    David Newell, also known as Mr. McFeely of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," will bring his "speedy delivery" to Cal U on April 2. Newell will hold a discussion with Cal U students and others on campus, and give a public presentation in Steele Hall.

  • DA VINCI EXPERT PLANS PRESENTATION

    March 19, 2012

    Dr. Bulent Atalay, one of the world's foremost authorities on Leonardo da Vinci, will give a special presentation at 11 a.m. March 29. Smithsonian Magazine, NPR and PBS all have described Atalay as a "modern Renaissance man."

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: KENNY ROGERS AT CAL U

    March 19, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Kenny Rogers headlines Grand Opening; Four exhibitions on display for 'Museum Month;' Cal U hosts BotsIQ. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR SENIOR WEEK EVENTS

    March 15, 2012

    Registration is open for Senior Week activities running from March 26-30. Senior Week events will give students resources to successfully transition into the workforce. The more events students attend, the more changes they have to win an assortment of prizes. Click "more" for event details and registration.

  • SEE MELISSA GATES' RECORD-SETTING SWIM

    March 15, 2012

    Watch senior Melissa Gates' NCAA Division II 50-yard freestyle championship swim. Her time of 22.59 seconds set an NCAA D-II Championship record.

  • TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK ON APRIL 10

    March 15, 2012

    Faculty and staff can participate in "Take Your Child to Work Day," celebrated campus-wide on April 10. The program for boys and girls ages 8-18 includes activities in Herron Recreation and Fitness Center.

  • BLACK, BROWN AND COLLEGE BOUND CONFERENCE

    March 09, 2012

    See a video montage of Cal U Men United students participating in the Black, Brown and College Bound Conference in Tampa, Fla. The video also includes clips of panel discussions with Provost Geraldine Jones and student Anthony Kane. Click “more” to view now.

  • MARCH IS 'MUSEUM MONTH' - SEE FREE EXHIBITIONS

    March 09, 2012

    Through March 25, Cal U hosts FOUR museum exhibitions. In addition to 'Machines in Motion,' visitors can view the Magic Planet and learn about WWII's Native American 'code talkers' and the letterpress that made posters for Elvis.

  • ROBOTS READY FOR COMBAT TODAY AT CAL U

    March 08, 2012

    Students from 43 local high schools will participate in BotsIQ at the 7th annual preliminary regional competition today in the Performance Center. Click "more" for additional event details and a list of local participating schools.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: INTERCOLLEGIATE BAND

    March 05, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Steele hosts 65th annual Intercollegiate Band Concert; Art and Design students to revive 'Exquisite Corpse;' Women’'s conference examines violence against women. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • 'EXQUISITE CORPSE': EXHIBIT BRINGS SURREALISM TO LIFE

    March 01, 2012

    A multidisciplinary art exhibition, 'Over My Dead Body: Reviving the Exquisite Corpse,' showcases the work of students from the Art and Design, English and Philosophy departments March 8-16 in Vulcan Gallery.

  • AD WINS EDUCATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARD

    March 01, 2012

    A 30-second advertisement for Cal U is among the winners of the 27th annual Educational Advertising Award, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. This is the second award for the animated advertisement "Built."


February

  • HEAR KENNY ROGERS, LIVE AT THE CONVOCATION CENTER

    February 28, 2012

    Today marks the Grand Opening of the Cal U Convocation Center with American music legend Kenny Rogers, live in concert at 7:30 p.m. Join us before the show for a FREE Community Celebration of Music featuring talented Cal U students, alumni and staff.

  • SPECIALISTS HIGHLIGHT AUTISM CONFERENCE MAY 15

    February 28, 2012

    Nationally recognized autism specialists Drs. Bob and Lynn Koegel will be the featured presenters during the fifth annual Autism Conference today in the Convocation Center. Click "more" for a complete conference schedule.

  • TIME CHANGE FOR MORRIS CHESTNUT PRESENTATION

    February 27, 2012

    The time has changed for a discussion with actor Morris Chestnut on Feb. 28. His talk on the images of African-Americans in the media will now begin at 6 p.m. Click “more” for information on the final week of Black History Month events.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

    February 27, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Women's History topics both political and personal; Two chosen for Fulbright Specialist Program; Research explores learning with digital devices. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • CAL U SAYS THANKS, MARKS TUITION FREEDOM DAY

    February 24, 2012

    Students show their appreciation to taxpayers and private donors, who help trim the cost of public higher education, when Cal U celebrates Tuition Freedom Day on March 6. It's the highlight of Appreciation Week, March 5-9.

  • LAST CHANCE TO BID ON PENS AUCTION ITEMS

    February 24, 2012

    Bidding closes at 10:30 a.m. today for signed items by superstarts Malkin, Neal and Letang. Pittsburgh Penguins fans can win autographed jerseys, collectibles and more while supporting a scholarship fund at Cal U. Place your bid in the online auction now.

  • CAL U PLAYS HOST TO INTERCOLLEGIATE BAND

    February 24, 2012

    Cal U hosts the 65th annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band March 9-11. More than 100 collegiate musicians, including seven from Cal U, will present a free concert at 2:30 p.m. March 11 in Steele Hall.

  • FALL 2012 REGISTRATION DATE CHANGES

    February 24, 2012

    Fall 2012 registration dates have changed. Click "more" to view the new dates and check future campus announcements for registration instructions.

  • EVENTS MARK WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2012

    February 22, 2012

    This week's Women's History Month events include presentations by grassroots organizers who work to save women from the sex slave trade and the "i am that girl" organization on March 27. Members of the Cal U Activist Club will facilitate a discussion Sunitha Krishnan's TED Talk "Fighting Sex Slavery" on March 29.

  • NEW TIME FOR FEB. 27 STAFF CONVOCATION

    February 21, 2012

    Staff Convocation is set for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 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.

  • STUDENT CONVOCATION IS SET FOR 11 A.M. TODAY

    February 21, 2012

    Student Convocation is set for 11 a.m. Feb. 28 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.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: MURAL HELPS TEACH HABITS

    February 20, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Student's mural helps preschoolers learn 7 Habits; Sports panel features Steelers QB; Penguins' online auction to boost scholarship fund. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: 230 JOIN DAY OF SERVICE

    February 13, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: 230 join Day of Service; Poli-Sci Major interns in Harrisburg; Earth Sciences students build networks; Fulbright Specialist returns. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • REGISTER FOR THE SPRING ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE

    February 10, 2012

    Join us Feb. 20 for the Spring Academic Open House. Information will be available on programs of study, activities, athletic programs, as well as tours of the many new facilities at Cal U. Click "more" for details.

  • NEW NAME FOR CAL U POLICE

    February 09, 2012

    The former Office of Public Safety and University Police has officially changed its name to the California University Police Department. This fully certified, professional police department patrols the main and south campuses 24 hours a day.

  • GOV. CORBETT'S PROPOSED BUDGET: A RESPONSE

    February 08, 2012

    The chair of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors, Guido Pichini, and PASSHE Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh have issued a joint statement in response to Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2012-2012 budget.

  • SEE GOV. CORBETT DELIVER HIS BUDGET ADDRESS

    February 07, 2012

    Gov. Tom Corbett will outline his proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 in an address to the General Assembly at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7. Click "more" to see the address live on PCN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

  • WHITE OUT IN THE CONVOCATION CENTER

    February 06, 2012

    Wear white and cheer on the Vulcans basketball teams against the IUP Crimson Hawks Feb. 8 in the Convocation Center. A variety of prizes will be given away during the event, and the first 500 fans will receive a free T-shirt.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: FACULTY CONVOCATION

    February 06, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Faculty Convocation examines "challenges and opportunities;" Take charge of lives, MLK speaker urges students; Red Watch Band battles alcohol poisoning. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • LECTURES, EVENTS MARK BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    February 03, 2012

    Weekly lectures and a month-long series of special events celebrate Black History Month. Two highlights: a sports panel featuring Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch and a talk by film and TV actor Morris Chestnut, star of ‘Boyz n the Hood.’

  • DAFFODIL DAYS ORDER FORMS DUE TODAY

    February 02, 2012

    Cal U again will participate in the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. Supporters can order a variety of Daffodil packages, or make anonymous gifts to local treatment facilities. Order forms were distributed around campus and are due today.

  • EXPECTING A REFUND? CHOOSE DIRECT DEPOSIT

    February 02, 2012

    Students who are expecting a refund for the spring semester can have those funds deposited directly into their bank accounts. Choosing direct deposit is easy with VIP, the Vulcan Information Portal.

  • WEATHER REPORT: 100% CHANCE OF STORMFEST

    February 02, 2012

    More than 100 Cal U students will help kids have fun with geoscience at the fifth annual StormFest, an educational outreach event Feb. 24-25 at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

  • SOPRANO SINGER OPENS 2012 RECITAL SERIES

    February 01, 2012

    The Cal U Recital Series will open its 2012 season with soprano Diba Alvi at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 in Old Main Chapel. Alvi was the winner of the 2006 Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition and the Tuesday Musical Club Individual Artist Award.

  • SOPHOMORE SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON INTERNSHIPS

    February 01, 2012

    Sophomores: Looking for an internship to meet curriculum requirements and start building your career? Come to the inaugural Sophomore Symposium Feb. 16 in the Performance Center. Registration is limited to the first 250 students.

  • FREE COUNSELING AVAILABLE WEEKLY FOR VETERANS

    February 01, 2012

    The Office of Veterans Affairs offers free, weekly counseling sessions for military veterans and their families. A licensed professional counselor meets with clients in Carter Hall.


January

  • THIS WEEK’S JOURNAL: GLOBAL ONLINE BEST IN U.S.

    January 30, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Best in the U.S. for online education; 'Women of the Year' honored; Navoney named to VP role; Cal U set for annual Day of Service. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • ACADEMIC SCHEDULING CENTER OPEN THIS WEEKEND

    January 26, 2012

    Students: Do you need help registering for spring semester classes? Do you need an Academic Plan so you can file a Financial Aid Appeal? The Academic Scheduling Center in Noss Hall will be open this weekend to assist you.

  • FALL 2011 DEAN'S LIST

    January 25, 2012

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

  • DANCERS AUDITION FOR SPRING PRODUCTION

    January 23, 2012

    Student dancers audition Jan. 29 for the annual Spring Dance Concert presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance. Performers will be asked to demonstrate skill in a variety of dance styles.

  • BASKETBALL ALUMNI RETURN TO PLAY

    January 23, 2012

    The men's and women's basketball programs honor players from the past at the annual Alumni Basketball Day. Join us today at the Convocation Center for the alumni game, followed by a Vulcan doubleheader against Mercyhurst.

  • WORK OF YOUNG ARTISTS, WRITERS ON DISPLAY

    January 23, 2012

    Artwork and creative writing by students in Washington, Greene and Fayette counties will be on display in Gallagher Hall through Feb. 12 as part of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL: VISITORS DRAWN TO DA VINCI

    January 23, 2012

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Students, visitors drawn to da Vinci's devices; Wi-Fi's reach, capacity expanded; Alumnae counsel grads at Commencement. Click "more" to read the Journal now.

  • OFFICES OPEN THIS WEEKEND CLASSES START MONDAY

    January 20, 2012

    Key offices will be open this weekend to assist students with bill-paying, financial aid and last-minute scheduling for the spring semester. Click “more” for office hours on Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22.

  • PASSHE BOARD MEETING STREAMED LIVE TODAY

    January 19, 2012

    The Board of Governors for the State System of Higher Education meets at at 9 a.m. Jan. 19 in Harrisburg.The meeting will be streamed live on the Web. Click “more” to see today’s meeting.

  • CAL U PROVIDES FULLY 'WIRELESS' CAMPUS

    January 17, 2012

    Students, faculty, staff and Cal U visitors will now have easy access to the Wi-Fi network through an additional 900 Wi-Fi access points. This project gives users increased capacity, broader coverage and faster service both indoors and outdoors.

  • FIRST RESPONDERS BASKETBALL DISCOUNT

    January 17, 2012

    Firefighters, police officers and emergency medical service providers pay just $3 to see the Vulcan women's and men's basketball teams play Slippery Rock on Jan. 18 in the Convocation Center.

  • BASKETBALL HANDLER WILL SPIN DURING HOOPS GAMES

    January 12, 2012

    See a demo by basketball handler Tanya Crevier this weekend during the Jan. 14 Vulcan men’s game vs. Gannon or at the Jan. 15 high school basketball festival hosted by Cal U Men United.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER COLLEGE AT CAL U

    January 12, 2012

    Registration is open for Summer College at Cal U. Both Cal U students and visiting students from other institutions can participate in a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Click "more" to register now.

  • TAKE PART IN THE ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE

    January 11, 2012

    Students, faculty and staff can join the annual Day of Service honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Performance Center, with a blood drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • FACULTY CONVOCATION SET FOR 11 A.M. JAN. 24

    January 09, 2012

    The 2012 Faculty Convocation is set for 11 a.m. Jan. 24 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.

  • GLOBAL ONLINE RANKED BEST IN NATION AGAIN

    January 07, 2012

    A nationwide survey of online schools ranked Cal U best for online education for a second consecutive year. Rankings are based on cost of tuition and books, student-to-faculty ratios, graduation and retention rates, and the rate at which students repay their college loans on time.

  • CAL U TO HOST SPORTS OFFICIALS RECRUITMENT FAIR

    January 06, 2012

    Discuss officiating with area representatives during a free PIAA/WPIAL Sports Officials Recruitment Fair from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22 in Hamer Hall Gymnasium. Click "more" for details.

  • SPECIAL PRICES, ACTIVITIES AT HOOPS EVENT

    January 02, 2012

    Discounted tickets will be available for two men's and women's basketball games Jan. 6-7 at the new Convocation Center. Music, family entertainment and prize giveaways also will take place throughout the weekend. Click "more" to learn about "Faith and Family Night" and "Dollar Night."