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December

  • WATCH FOR CAL U FACULTY ON THE AIR

    December 19, 2014

    In the coming days, you’ll see our faculty on television! Watch for Cal U professors in ‘Science of Sports’ TV spots, the weekly ‘Hometown High Q’ quiz show and ‘Technology Today,’ all on KDKA-TV. Click ‘more’ for show times.

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CAL U

    December 19, 2014

    Interim University President Geraldine Jones and her husband, Jeff, send warm holiday wishes to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Cal U. Click 'more' to view an online holiday greeting card.

  • 'TECHNOLOGY TODAY' AIRS DEC. 27 ON KDKA-TV

    December 16, 2014

    Dr. Katherine Mitchem, Dr. Swarn Gill and Dr. Stephen Whitehead discuss technology and innovation when 'Technology Today' airs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, on KDKA-TV. Don’t miss it!

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    December 11, 2014

    Our University's alumni ranks grew by more than 1,200 this week as we marked California’s 179th Commencement. I urge every member of our campus community to join me in wishing our graduates well.

  • RETURNING STUDENTS: APPLY AND SAVE ON HOUSING

    December 11, 2014

    Leasing is now open for 2015-2016 University Housing in the residence halls and at Vulcan Village. Apply before Feb. 6 and save $75 on the application fee. Returning students are eligible for priority room selection. Click 'more' for details!

  • GRADUATE GIVES COMMAND TO FELLOW ALUMNUS

    December 10, 2014

    Col. James F. Chisholm will transfer command to Lt. Col. Ros L. Gammon IV at a traditional military change-of-command ceremony 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Cal U Convocation Center. Both servicemen are Cal U alumni.

  • ONLINE STUDENT WINS VETS SCHOLARSHIP

    December 09, 2014

    On his first visit to campus, retired Army Master Sgt. Samuel Morris discovered that Cal U more than lives up to its advertising Morris, a resident of Tacoma, Wash., who studies through Cal U Global Online, last month received the 2014–2015 Col. Arthur L. Bakewell Veterans Scholarship.

  • STUDENTS PREP FOR WORLD TECH CONFERENCE

    December 09, 2014

    A group of 15-20 Cal U students, all members of the Technology Education Association of California University (TEAC), are preparing to compete at the world's largest conference for technology and engineering educators.

  • THE JOURNAL: LEADERS BUILD BRIDGES

    December 09, 2014

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: International leaders build bridges; Associate Provost named 'Women of Excellence;' Emeritus president speaks at Commencement. Read the Journal online today.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    December 03, 2014

    The University has contracted with The Compliance Group (TCG), of Lenexa, Kan., to conduct the external review of Cal U's intercollegiate football program. The University's goal is to have a football program that reflects Cal U’s core values.

  • CELEBRATE LIGHT-UP NIGHT IN CALIFORNIA

    December 03, 2014

    The campus community is invited to join our California Borough neighbors for a Light-Up Night celebration at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 on the Mechanic Street basketball courts. Students are encouraged to attend the free community event.

  • CAL U WELCOMES HOLIDAY SEASON WITH 'MIRACLE'

    December 03, 2014

    For the second consecutive year, Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes the holiday season with 'Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical.' Performances are set for 8 p.m. Dec. 4-6 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, with matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7.

  • SHEFFIELD NAMED A 'WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE'

    December 03, 2014

    Dr. Caryl Sheffield, associate provost and associate vice president for Academic Affairs, has been selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier's 2014 Women of Excellence. She is the third Cal U administrator to receive the honor.


November

  • STUDENTS: REGISTER NOW FOR COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP

    November 26, 2014

    Cal U students can register now for a community clean-up project Dec. 4 in California Borough. Students will meet at the Natali Student Center and then pick up litter in California Borough. Click ‘more’ to register and volunteer!

  • CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS RACING AT NATIONALS

    November 24, 2014

    UPDATE: Senior Aaron Dinzeo finished second and earned All-American honors for the third time at the NCAA Division II Cross County National Championships in Louisville, Ky. Two other Vulcan runners also competed in the Dec. 6 contest.

  • HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN READY FOR YOUR REVIEW

    November 24, 2014

    The Cal U Hazard Mitigation Plan is ready for your comments. Visit Eberly Hall, Room 115, at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 for a final review of strategies proposed to reduce the University’s risk of natural and manmade hazards. Click ‘more’ for details.

  • PRESIDENTIAL AWARD NOMINATIONS CLOSE DEC. 5

    November 24, 2014

    Students, faculty, staff and alumni may nominate a tenured faculty member to receive the 2015 Presidential Distinguished Merit Award for excellence in teaching, research or service. Submit your nomination by Dec. 5.

  • EARLY RENEWAL MEANS SAVINGS AT VULCAN VILLAGE

    November 20, 2014

    Application fees are discounted by $75 for students who renew their Vulcan Village contracts before Feb. 6. Room rates stay the same for 2015-2016, and contracts are available now. Click 'more' to learn about changes in leasing at Vulcan Village.

  • INTERNATIONAL EVENT AIMS AT 'BUILDING BRIDGES'

    November 17, 2014

    Leaders from 14 international universities will meet in the Convocation Center to engage in dialogue about higher education’s role in building bridges between cultures. The Nov. 20 forum is open to students, faculty and staff.

  • WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL'S SEASON ENDS

    November 17, 2014

    Cal U's women's volleyball team lost 3-1 at host Wheeling Jesuit in the championship round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional on Nov. 22.

  • THE JOURNAL: METEOROLGY TOPS IN U.S.

    November 17, 2014

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Meteorology Chapter Tops in United States; Gutman grants Aid student research; Speaker expands understanding of Iroquois. Read the Journal online today.

  • STUDENT-MADE POTTERY FOR SALE DEC. 2-4

    November 14, 2014

    Start your holiday shopping early! Members of the Student Pottery Association offer handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more Dec. 2-4 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. The sale is open to the public, as well as the campus community.

  • LEARN ABOUT GRADUATE STUDIES AT OPEN HOUSE

    November 12, 2014

    Register now for a an open house sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Meet with faculty and staff to learn about assistantships, scholarships and federal aid that can make grad school affordable. Events are held monthly.

  • UPDATE: WOMEN’S SOCCER SEASON ENDS

    November 11, 2014

    The women's soccer team's season ended after the Vulcans were outscored 4-2 in penalty kicks following a 2-2 tie at West Chester in a second-round NCAA Division II Tournament game on Nov. 16.

  • PERFORMANCES FILLED WITH HOLIDAY SPIRIT

    November 11, 2014

    The winter holidays are just around the corner! A full slate of pre-holiday performances feature Cal U's talented singers, musicians, actors and dancers. Click 'more' to see what the departments of Music and Theatre and Dance have lined up.

  • MILITARY VETERANS RECEIVE SCHEDULING PREFERENCES

    November 11, 2014

    All 14 State System universities, including Cal U, will provide veterans with a class scheduling preference that will afford them an early opportunity to lock in their preferred courses. Click 'more' to see the announcement from the State System of Higher Education.

  • UPDATE: A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    November 03, 2014

    As the Vulcan football season resumes with a zero tolerance policy for violations of team conduct rules, Cal U is actively seeking an independent third party to lead an external review of the program. Click 'more' for details.

  • THE JOURNAL: EXPERTS DISCUSS ELECTION

    November 03, 2014

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Political experts discuss election outcomes; Wrestling event benefits veterans; Tribal elder visits campus Thursday. Read the Journal online today.

  • EXPLORE STEM AT MONTHLY FAMILY PLAY LAB

    November 03, 2014

    Parents and children can share hands-on fun with science, technology, engineering and math at Family Play Lab, offered monthly at the Cal U Center for Innovation at Southpointe. Seating is limited; click 'more' to register now.

  • PREVENTION PROGRAM FOCUSES ON MILITARY

    November 03, 2014

    Suicide is all too common among service members and military veterans. On Nov. 17, learn to spot the warning signs, and what you can do to help, at a presentation led by staff trained in Army-approved prevention, awareness and intervention programs.

  • WATCH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES LIVE

    November 01, 2014

    Watch live as Interim President Geraldine M. Jones confers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees at Commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 and 13. Speaker is Emeritus President Dr. John Pierce Watkins, California’s top administrator from 1977-1992.


October

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    October 30, 2014

    Six members of the Vulcan football team have been charged in connection with an incident that occurred Oct. 30 in California Borough. Please click 'more' to read about the University’s response.

  • FACULTY EXPLORE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

    October 30, 2014

    The Center of Undergraduate Research hosts Dr. Jenny Olin Shanahan, of Bridgewater State University, an expert in research and creative scholarship for all disciplines. Cal U faculty may register for workshops or attend a plenary lecture.

  • BANNERS AND EVENTS HONOR VETERANS

    October 29, 2014

    Cal U honors veterans and military members with a campus-wide display of banners and a series of special events. Click 'more' for details.

  • FBI AGENT SPEAKS NOV. 13 IN DUDA HALL

    October 29, 2014

    Special Agent Michael Nealon provides an inside look at careers in the FBI when he speaks at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in Duda Hall. The free event is sponsored by the Forensic Science Club and co-hosted by the Criminal Justice Club.

  • 'PSYCHEDELIA' SWIRLS THROUGH VULCAN GALLERY

    October 29, 2014

    Student artists fill Vulcan Gallery with 'Psychedelia: The Art of Intense Ornamentation' from Nov. 10-15. An opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10 celebrates their work. The reception and gallery admission are free.

  • POLITICAL PANEL EXAMINES MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS

    October 29, 2014

    Close races and a battle for party control of the Senate mark the 2014 midterm elections. Explore the reasons behind the results when a popular panel and Jon Delano of KDKA-TV return Nov. 11 for the 2014 Election Analysis Forum.

  • GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE STEELERS PRACTICE FACILITY

    October 27, 2014

    Join Cal U Alumni and Friends for an insiders' tour of the Steelers locker room, then dine with a player and watch Thursday Night Football in the cafeteria at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex on Pittsburgh's South Side. Click 'more' for details.

  • NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2015 COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS

    October 23, 2014

    Do you know someone whose efforts benefit Cal U and its students? Nominate that person for the 2015 Cal U Community Champions Award! Employees and current students are NOT eligible. Click 'more' for info and the online nomination form.

  • NEW SOCIOLOGY: DEVIANCE CONCENTRATION

    October 22, 2014

    A new concentration is available for students seeking careers in child/youth services, mental health or addiction services, corrections/probation and related fields. Click 'more' to learn about the Sociology: Deviance concentration.

  • THE JOURNAL: STATE APPROVES NEW PROGRAMS

    October 20, 2014

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: State System approves new graduate programs; Emeritus professor focuses on mental health; Cal U again 'Military Friendly.' Read the Journal online today.

  • TRIBAL ELDER MARKS NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH

    October 20, 2014

    'Modern Iroquois Culture' is the topic when educator and author Dr. Barbara Alice Mann, an Ohio Bear Clan Seneca Elder, speaks at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 in Eberly Hall, Room 110. The free program marks Native American Heritage Month.

  • ATTORNEY OFFERS LOOK AT A LAW CAREER

    October 20, 2014

    Attorney A. Tereasa Rerko ’79, who represents injured and disabled workers, provides a firsthand look at the law as a career. This free American Democracy Project event at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 is open to the public.

  • FRESHMAN THESPIANS STAR IN 'MIDSUMMER/JERSEY'

    October 20, 2014

    First-year students appear in 'Midsummer/Jersey,' a retelling of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night’s Dream' set on the Jersey shore. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31, with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 1 in Blaney Theatre, Steele Hall.

  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT CAL U FOR DISCOVERY DAY

    October 16, 2014

    On Discovery day, high school students and their families can tour the campus, meet faculty and staff and learn about Cal U's 130 undergraduate programs. Registration is requested; click 'more' to register now!

  • PRO WRESTLERS OFFER 'SALUTE TO THE TROOPS II'

    October 14, 2014

    Renegade Wrestling Alliance returns to the Convocation Center at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 for 'Salute to the Troops II.' Proceeds from the professional wrestling event benefit the Post-9/11 Scholarship Fund. Click 'more' for ticket information.

  • EXPERT TO SPEAK ON SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY

    October 10, 2014

    Dr. Shalini Mohleji discusses 'How Scientists Can Engage in the Public Policy Process' at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 in Eberly Hall, Room 120, as part of the Meteorology Club's fall speaker series. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

  • HOMECOMING PARADE FANS PARK FREE ON CAMPUS

    October 10, 2014

    Celebrating Homecoming? Free parking is available in the River Lot (Lot 4) and the Vulcan Garage from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect elsewhere to accommodate Homecoming activities and Saturday’s parade.

  • JENNIE CARTER DAY OF SERVICE OBSERVED OCT. 9

    October 08, 2014

    Create an inspirational bracelet for the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf when Cal U marks the Jennie Carter Day of Service Oct. 9. The day commemorates Elizabeth 'Jennie' Carter, our University’s first African-American graduate.

  • STATE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEET TODAY

    October 08, 2014

    Watch the meeting of the State System's Board of Governors live from the headquarters of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Watch the webcast, beginning at 9 a.m. today.

  • HOMECOMING CELEBRATES UNITED STATES

    October 07, 2014

    Celebrate Homecoming 2014 with U.S.A.-themed festivities, Oct. 6-11 at Cal U. Highlights include the annual Homecoming Parade at noon on Oct. 11, followed by Vulcan football at 3:30 p.m. Click "more" for a full schedule of events.

  • JUMP-START YOUR FUTURE AT OCT. 9 CAREER FAIR

    October 07, 2014

    Make connections that can make a real difference in your future! Employers at the Cal U Career Fair are recruiting for internships, co-ops and full-time positions. Click 'more' to see who you can meet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Convocation Center.

  • THE JOURNAL: STARS SHINE FOR HOMECOMING

    October 06, 2014

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Stars shine for Homecoming; Emeritus professor returns for talks; Register now for online Winter College; Panel discusses ethics in government. Read the Journal online today.

  • RECOMMEND A VULCAN

    October 03, 2014

    Do you know someone who you feel would be a good fit at Cal U? Is so, make a referral through Cal U's new Recommend a Vulcan program. Click 'more' to refer a potential student today.

  • ONE-ACTS SPOTLIGHT STUDENT DIRECTORS

    October 01, 2014

    The Cal U Department of Theatre and Dance presents "An Evening of One-Acts" at 8 p.m. Oct. 2-3 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 4. The student-directed short plays will be performed in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall.

  • CAL U LABELED 'MILITARY FRIENDLY' FOR 6TH YEAR

    October 01, 2014

    For the sixth year in a row, Cal U has been recognized as a Military Friendly School. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the 15 percent of U.S. schools that are most responsive to the needs of veterans and service members.

  • HEAR THE WEEDRAGS AT COAL BOWL PRE-GAME

    October 01, 2014

    The Weedrags, an Appalachian bluegrass/country band with roots in Washington County, Pa., will present a free concert Oct. 18 before Cal U's annual Coal Bowl football game vs. IUP. The public can join the fun at Roadman Park.


September

  • PLANNED NETWORK OUTAGE THIS WEEKEND

    September 25, 2014

    Cal U's technology network, including phones, Internet, e-mail and the Vulcan Information Portal, will be affected while maintenance is completed between 10 p.m. Sept. 27 and noon Sept. 28. Access to D2L will be limited. Click 'more' for details.

  • SPEAKER TO DISCUSS THE SCIENCE OF TORNADOES

    September 24, 2014

    The Meteorology Club speaker series opens with a talk about the science of tornadoes by Dr. P. Grady Dixon, an expert in physical geography and meteorology. The public may attend the free talk at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 in Eberly Hall, Room 120.

  • NOSS LECTURE TOPIC: 'POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH'

    September 23, 2014

    Emeritus professor of psychology Dr. Richard Cavasina, a liver transplant patient, discusses 'Dealing with Life and Career Goals Through Positive Mental Health' in a Noss Lecture Series presentation at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theater.

  • REGISTER TO VOTE SEPT. 23

    September 22, 2014

    Cal U marks National Voter Registration Day with a voter registration drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23 in Manderino Library, and in the kiosk area outside the Natali Student Center.

  • THE JOURNAL: PROFESSOR IS RED CROSS HERO

    September 22, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Professor is Red Cross hero, Enrollment dips slightly; President tells trustees; GACO passes $3 billion mark; Student playwright’s one-act to debut. Read the Journal online today.

  • REGISTER FOR ONLINE WINTER COLLEGE COURSES

    September 18, 2014

    Students from any university, including Cal U, may register for 100% online classes offered Dec. 15-Jan. 17. Click 'more' to see this year's expanded list of Winter College course options.

  • GET TICKETS NOW FOR 'OUR SHOWCASE OF STARS'

    September 17, 2014

    Kick off your Homecoming weekend with 'Our Showcase of Stars,' featuring some of Cal U's most talented students, faculty and alumni. Admission is FREE for students, $25 for others. Proceeds support scholarships!

  • FAMILY DAY AT CAL U SET FOR SEPT. 27

    September 09, 2014

    Join us on Saturday, Sept. 27, for Cal U Family Day. The day will be packed with activities, including a live animal show, a Kids Zone with face-painting and games, and Vulcan football vs. Edinboro at 1 p.m. Free parking will be available in the Vulcan Garage.

  • ALL THE BEAUTY, NONE OF THE FUMES

    September 05, 2014

    A hands-on workshop Sept. 9-10 teaches students and artists to etch copper plates with pure, non-toxic saltwater rather than hazardous materials. The free workshop focuses on using the process in jewelry and printmaking.

  • APPLY NOW FOR DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT

    September 02, 2014

    Students who wish to graduate in December must apply by Sept. 26. Commencement mailings and important emails will only be sent to students who have met the deadline. Click 'more' for details and links to appropriate Commencement applications.


August

  • STATISTICS PROGRAMS DEBUT AT CAL U

    August 29, 2014

    Cal U is offering two new mathematics programs beginning this fall: A Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: Statistics, and a statistics minor. Both career-focused programs are designed to give Cal U graduates a competitive edge in the job market.

  • GIRLS CAN GOLF WITH PARENTS AND PEERS

    August 28, 2014

    Professional Golf Management at Cal U offers free golf programs for girls, including a six-week Golf and Life Skills program and mother-daughter, father-daughter and girls-only golf outings. Space is limited. Click 'more' to register.

  • THE JOURNAL: DINING RETURNS TO GALLAGHER

    August 27, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Dining returns to updated Gallagher Hall; Fall 2014 semester begins today; Cal U among 'Best,' says Princeton Review. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • GOLD RUSH DINING MOVES TO GALLAGHER HALL

    August 19, 2014

    The all-you-care-to-eat Gold Rush dining facility has moved to the newly renovated Gallagher Dining Hall. The new location will be in use throughout the upcoming academic year.

  • CONSTITUTION DAY TOPIC: ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT

    August 18, 2014

    Cal U will observe Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with back-to-back sessions exploring 'Ethics in Government.' Speakers include a new faculty member and a nationally known historian of political culture. The public may attend the programs.

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL PLANS OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

    August 15, 2014

    Want to pursue a master's degree? The School of Graduate Studies and Research plans a series of open houses beginning Sept. 5 to help you take the next step toward your career goals. Click 'more' for a schedule and registration details.

  • CAL U NIGHT AT PNC PARK SEPT. 12

    August 13, 2014

    Cal U heads for PNC Park on Sept. 12 as the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Chicago Cubs. Students, faculty, staff and alumni can ride to the game on the Vulcan Flyer bus. Students pay just $5; click 'more' for details.

  • CAL U AMONG 'BEST IN THE NORTHEAST' FOR 10TH YEAR

    August 08, 2014

    For the 10th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Cal U among the best universities in the northeastern United States. Just one-fourth of the nation's colleges and universities received similar recognition.

  • KIDS DISCOVER 3-D PRINTING AT SOUTHPOINTE

    August 07, 2014

    Learners ages 9 and older can explore 3-D printing when the Cal U Center for Innovation at Southpointe hosts a free, hands-on class presented by the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Register now for the Mobile Makeshop on Aug. 28.

  • JAPANESE CULTURE ON DISPLAY AUG. 29-31

    August 05, 2014

    Japanese pop culture and history will be celebrated Aug. 29-31 when Cal U hosts the KuroKiiro Festival, organized by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society. The festival includes educational workshops, a talent show and costume display.


July

  • CENTER HOSTS ALTERNATIVE FUELS WORKSHOP

    July 30, 2014

    Vehicles that run on propane and other alternative fuels will be on display Aug. 12 when the Cal U Center for Innovation at Southpointe hosts a free Gaseous Fuel Roundtable Workshop presented by Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities.

  • CAL U TO HOST EAPSU CONFERENCE

    July 28, 2014

    The English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities will hold its 2014 fall conference at California University of Pennsylvania. “Come Together: Creativity in 21st Century English Studies” will be held Oct. 3-4 in the Convocation Center.

  • NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BEGINS THIS FALL

    July 28, 2014

    Students may register now for a new bachelor's degree program in Environmental Studies: Natural Resource Management and Policy. This interdisciplinary program prepares students for jobs in the oil and gas industry. Click ‘more’ to see a video.

  • OLYMPIAN TO SPEAK AT CROSS COUNTRY CAMP

    July 22, 2014

    Distance runner Billy Mills, who won gold at the 1964 Olympic Games, will speak at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Guests may register to attend the free talk, which is part of the cross country team's annual summer camp.

  • YOUNG PERFORMERS PRESENT 'HONK JR.' AUG. 2

    July 22, 2014

    The Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy will perform a fully staged production of the children’s musical 'Honk Jr.' at 4 p.m. Aug. 2 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

  • GACO MILESTONE: $3 BILLION IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

    July 21, 2014

    The Government Agency Coordination Office at Cal U reports that it has reached a new milestone: Since its founding in 1985, GACO has helped area businesses obtain more than $3 billion in government contracts.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    July 11, 2014

    The 2014-2015 tuition rate for all 14 State System schools has been approved by the PASSHE Board of Governors. Despite a modest increase in cost, I'm convinced that a Cal U degree remains a sound investment in your future success.

  • CAL U PREPARES TO WELCOME NEW STUDENTS

    July 10, 2014

    First-year students will move in to University Housing during the week of Aug. 17-22. Vulcan Village residents arrive throughout the week. Move-In Day activities are planned for Aug. 22, when new students arrive at main-campus residence halls.

  • POWER RESTORED TO KEYSTONE HALL

    July 10, 2014

    UPDATE: Electrical repairs have been completed and power has been restored to Keystone Hall. All personnel should report to their regular work stations on Monday, July 21. Classes scheduled for Keystone Hall will be held in their original locations.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR KIDS' SUMMER PROGRAM

    July 09, 2014

    Summertime fun begins with SEEK, the Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids program. Full- or half-day camps for children in grades 1-8 meet Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15. Click "more" to review the 2014 SEEK brochure and register.

  • PASSHE BOARD APPROVES MODEST TUITION INCREASE

    July 08, 2014

    The Board of Governors for the State System of Higher Education has approved a modest tuition increase for the 2014-2015 academic year. The $198-a-year increase matches the rate of inflation and keeps Cal U's tuition among the most affordable in the state.

  • RUNNER COMPETES IN WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

    July 08, 2014

    Freshman runner Julius Rivera finished 54th overall the 200-meter dash at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Outdoor Championships.

  • HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTION SET FOR JULY 12

    July 08, 2014

    County residents can safely dispose of common household chemicals at a collection sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and hosted by Cal U. Cost is $2 per gallon (cash only) for chemicals delivered to the Adamson Stadium parking area.

  • RUNNER PLACES 11TH AT USATF CHAMPIONSHIPS

    July 08, 2014

    Six-time NCAA All-American Aaron Dinzeo finished at No. 11 in the 10,000-meter run at the U.S. Track and Field Outdoor Championships June 26 in Sacramento, Calif.


June

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHEMICAL COLLECTION

    June 19, 2014

    Volunteers are needed on July 12 to assist with a Household Chemicals Collection sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and hosted by Cal U at the Adamson Stadium parking lot. Click 'more' to see how you can lend a hand.

  • SPRING 2014 DEAN'S LIST

    June 18, 2014

    The Spring 2014 dean's list at Cal U recognizes students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • CAL U STUDENTS SHARE TRAVELS IN TURKEY

    June 18, 2014

    Eight Cal U students and psychology professor Dr. Rebecca Regeth have returned from a 10-day visit to Turkey. Click 'more' to read a day-by-day account of their travels.

  • THE JOURNAL: GRADUATES STEP INTO THE FUTURE

    June 17, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Graduates step off the stage, into the future; Vulcans earn Dixon Trophy; Bocetti honored as Recovery Champion. Click “more” to read the Journal online.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR 'INNOVATOR WEDNESDAYS'

    June 16, 2014

    Students in grades 6-8 can have fun with science, technology, engineering art and math at Innovator Wednesdays, a weekly day camp at Cal U's Center for Innovation at Southpointe.

  • ESL STUDENTS GET JUMP- START ON GRAD SCHOOL

    June 13, 2014

    A new agreement between Cal U and Intermediate Unit 1 will allow students with IU1's certification in English as a Second Language to receive 18 credits in Cal U's online Master of Education in ESL program.

  • OPEN HOUSE EXAMINES M.A. IN APPLIED CRIMINOLOGY

    June 12, 2014

    TONIGHT: Prospective students can learn more about Cal U's master's degree program in applied criminology at an open house from 6-8 p.m. June 27 at the Cal U Southpointe Center in Canonsburg, Pa.

  • BANNER UPGRADES TO DISRUPT WEEKEND SERVICE

    June 06, 2014

    System upgrades and maintenance will shut down Banner services — including the Vulcan Information Portal — beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, June 6. Access to Desire2Learn will not be affected. Service will be restored by 8 a.m. Monday, June 9.


May

  • NEW 'GATEWAY' HELPS JOB SEEKERS

    May 29, 2014

    Here's a tip: Recent graduates of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities, including Cal U, can use Web-based JobGateway application offered by the state Department of Labor and Industry as part of their job search.

  • ALUMNI AWARDS LUNCHEON SET FOR JUNE 7

    May 28, 2014

    The Cal U Alumni Association will recognize some of Cal U's most distinguished graduates when it presents its 2014 Awards of Distinction at a luncheon at 11 a.m. June 7 in the south wing of the Convocation Center. This event is open to the public.

  • BOCETTI WINS SECOND CONSERVATION AWARD

    May 21, 2014

    Dr. Carol Bocetti, from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, has won her second Recovery Champion award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for her conservation efforts. She has been honored for her work with the Delmarva fox squirrel, which is expected to be removed from the endangered species list.

  • CAL U WINS DIXON TROPHY

    May 20, 2014

    California University has won the Dixon Trophy, awarded annually to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference member institution with the most successful athletics program.

  • SEE PHOTOS OF OUR 2014 GRADUATES AND MORE

    May 16, 2014

    Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Look back at Cal U's 178th Commencement with photos of our undergraduate and graduate ceremonies. Or browse the Cal U Flickr site for more photos of Cal U events.

  • DINZEO PLACES 5th IN 5,000 METERS

    May 16, 2014

    Junior distance runner Aaron Dinzeo earned All-American honors by placing fifth in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships. Freshman Julie Friend earned All-American honors with a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event on May 23.

  • WATCH COMPETITIONS, 'TECHNOLOGY TODAY'

    May 14, 2014

    Forgot to set your DVR? Check out the western Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics Competition and this year's BotsIQ Finals, both held in the Cal U Convocation Center. Or watch the latest episode of 'Technology Today,' presented by Cal U and KDKA-TV.

  • FRESHMAN TIES FOR 44TH AT GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

    May 13, 2014

    Freshman Carla Maestre shot a 10 over-par 81 in the fourth round and finished tied for 44th place (+28) at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championships.

  • TODAY: GOLF OUTING SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

    May 12, 2014

    Join us at Cal U's 33rd annual Golf Outing for dinner and an exciting auction of sports memorabilia, including items from Pittsburgh's top professional teams. Proceeds from the event June 23 at Southpointe Golf Club will benefit athletic scholarships at Cal U.

  • DATA CENTER PLANS ALL-DAY OUTAGE MAY 17

    May 12, 2014

    The Data Center will be shut down from 5a.m.-7 p.m. May 17. There will be NO on- or off-campus access to campus phones, Internet, e-mail or VIP. Desire2Learn also will be affected.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    May 08, 2014

    Commencement Week is a time of celebration. As we prepare for graduation ceremonies, I want to thank those who make Cal U truly special and invite our soon-to-be-alumni to return often.

  • SOFTBALL SEASON ENDS IN NCAA REGIONAL FINALS

    May 05, 2014

    Playing at home in the NCAA Atlantic Regional 1 Tournament, Cal U’s softball team defeated Bloomsburg 5-2 before losing 2-0 to West Chester in the championship finals.

  • THE JOURNAL: ATTORNEY SPEAKS AT COMMENCEMENT

    May 05, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Attorney speaks Friday, Saturday at Commencement; 'Bot battles spark interest in STEM; Medallions mark Presidential Awards. Click “more” to read the Journal online.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    May 02, 2014

    Look for the newest member of the Cal U Police Department at graduation ceremonies this week. K-9 Officer Bas is the first canine member of the Cal U police force and a new element in the department’s community policing approach

  • SPRING DANCE CONCERT CONTINUES

    May 02, 2014

    Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance will close its 2014 spring season with three performances of "Sensation Seekers," a dance concert at 8 p.m. May 1-3 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.


April

  • UPDATE: MEN'S GOLF FINISHES 8TH; WOMEN 5TH

    April 29, 2014

    The men’s golf team finished in eighth place at the NCAA Division II Super Atlantic/East Regional Tournament. The women’s golf team finished in fifth place at their super regional tournament. Freshman Carla Maestre qualified for the National Championships by finishing tied for sixth.

  • MUSIC DEPARTMENT HOSTS THREE CONCERTS THIS WEEK

    April 28, 2014

    Cal U music students will perform this week during a Cal U Orchestra concert, an Honors Recital and a Jazz Ensemble concert. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

  • WATCH KDKA-TV VIDEOS FEATURING CAL U

    April 23, 2014

    Watch a KDKA-TV special featuring the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Cal U. Click 'more' to watch now.

  • WATCH COMMENCEMENTS LIVE ONLINE

    April 23, 2014

    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. May 9; watch undergraduates at 10 a.m. May 10.

  • STUDENTS TO GIVE BACK DURING 'BIG EVENT'

    April 23, 2014

    Cal U students will lend a helping hand to the community during their annual participation in The Big Event on April 27. The Big Event is one of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation.

  • PROJECT AIMS TO PUT GOOD FOOD IN REACH

    April 22, 2014

    Students in the Master of Social Work program are helping the Republic Food Enterprise Center (RFEC) reach out to area farmers with the goal of making nutritious food more readily available to residents of southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • GOLF PROGRAM IS MORE THAN A GAME

    April 21, 2014

    PGM faculty and students volunteer to help girls advance their golf game and teach them valuable life lessons during a 12-week educational program.

  • THE JOURNAL: BOTSIQ RETURNS TO CAL U

    April 21, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Honors Convocation speaker: reputation matters; It’s a smash: BotsIQ returns; Grateful recipients greet Rutledge family. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • MAPPING EXPERT TO DISCUSS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

    April 18, 2014

    An expert in geospatial information technology will discuss the importance of mapping tools in emergency planning. The public may attend the free talk, 'Saving the World One Grid Square at a Time,' at 10 a.m. April 25 in Eberly 110.

  • CAL U AGAIN EARNS ‘GREEN COLLEGE’ DESIGNATION

    April 17, 2014

    For the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has recognized Cal U as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America. Its 'Guide to 332 Green Colleges' hails Cal U's energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR NEW GLOBAL ONLINE PROGRAMS

    April 17, 2014

    Students can register now for three new Cal U Global Online programs. A bachelor's degree or certificate in land management can lead to careers in the oil and gas industry; the MBA: Entrepreneurship provides advanced management skills.

  • CAL U HOSTS SKYWARN WEATHER TRAINING

    April 17, 2014

    A National Weather Service meteorologist will train volunteer weather spotters as part of the regional SkyWarn program. The training session is being organized by the Cal U Meteorology Club.

  • SEE BOTSIQ MAY 3 ON KDKA-TV

    April 15, 2014

    Sixty-six teams from 47 schools sent their custom-built robots into battle when Cal U hosted the 2014 Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ Finals. Watch the KDKA-TV BotsIQ recap at 7:30 p.m. on May 3, or click 'more' for a list of winners.

  • BIOLOGIST TO LEAD DISCUSSION ON RESEARCH

    April 10, 2014

    Award-winning biologist Dr. Jeffrey Osborn will discuss the benefits of undergraduate research at 3 p.m. April 14 in Duda Hall, Room 103. This talk is part of a daylong discussion that also includes an invitation-only event for faculty and administrators.

  • PASSHE CHANCELLOR’S ADDRESS, BOARD MEETING

    April 09, 2014

    PASSHE Chancellor Frank T. Brogan delivers his 'State of the System' address at noon today from Harrisburg, followed by the Board of Governors meeting at 2 p.m. Click 'more' for a link to live coverage of these event.

  • THE JOURNAL: ROBOTS ROCK CAL U

    April 08, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: FIRST robots rock the Convocation Center; Cal U names Community Champions; SGA President joins PASSHE board. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    April 04, 2014

    Robotics competitions bring bright, engaged high school students to our campus. Come see them in action! These impressive young people demonstrate the power of high-quality, hands-on education.

  • LIBRARY HONORS FACULTY AUTHORS APRIL 14

    April 02, 2014

    A ceremony at 2 p.m. April 14 in the Manderino Gallery of Fine Art honors those faculty members who have published books within the past five years. Click 'more' for a list of the faculty authors who will be recognized.

  • FISHING FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 19

    April 02, 2014

    Cal U and the California community again will collaborate to present the 19th annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival, set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19 at Rotary Park, off Route 88 (Third Street) in California.

  • ACTORS PRESENT ‘AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY’

    April 02, 2014

    Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2014 spring season with ‘August: Osage County’, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Click 'more' for performance dates and times.

  • LGBTQA, STUDENTS MARK LAVENDER GRADUATION

    April 02, 2014

    Lambda Bridges honors LGBTQA and ally students April 22 at a Lavender Graduation ceremony. Students who attend also participate in Commencement, and can wear their lavender stoles as a sign of community pride.


March

  • CAL U HOSTS TRAINING ON MILITARY MENTAL HEALTH

    March 28, 2014

    The free April 7 event, a virtual conference featuring panelists in Washington, D.C., will be held in the Convocation Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The public is welcome.

  • THREE NAMED 'CAL U COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS'

    March 26, 2014

    Three individuals will receive the new Cal U Community Champions Award. Wildlife educator Joseph Stefko, Civil War Roundtable organizer Walter Klorczyk and Vulcan Village assistant director Justin Schiefelbein will be recognized on April 7.

  • ART DEPARTMENT HUNTS FOR ANIMAL-THEMED ARTWORK

    March 26, 2014

    Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit artwork in all media for 'Animalia: From the Mythic to the Microscopic,' a multi-disciplinary exhibition April 17-24 in the Vulcan Gallery. Submissions will be accepted through April 10.

  • TODAY: DJ DRAMA, KRS-ONE HEADLINE CONFERENCE

    March 26, 2014

    Hip-hop artists Tyree Simmons (DJ Drama) and Krist Parker (KRS-One) reflect on the 25th anniversary of the Stop the Violence movement April 10 during Cal U's 9th annual hip-hop conference. Click 'more' for the full schedule.

  • POLITICAL EXPERT DISCUSSES ELECTORATE

    March 24, 2014

    Political scientist Dr. Alan Abramowitz, author of 'The Polarized Public: Why Government Is So Dysfunctional,' speaks at 11 a.m. April 15 in Eberly 110. This American Democracy Project event is free, and the public may attend.

  • THE JOURNAL: TRUSTEES APPROVE PRICE BREAK

    March 24, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Trustees approve price break for service members; FIRST robots play ball; Scholars honored at Convocation. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS MITIGATION SOLUTIONS

    March 21, 2014

    Help Cal U reduce the risk of natural and man-made hazards! Cal U students, faculty and staff can propose solutions at a hands-on Mitigation Solutions Workshop 10 a.m.-noon on March 27 in the Natali Student Union, Room 206/207.

  • 'STORM CHASER' SCIENTIST TO SPEAK AT CAL U

    March 11, 2014

    Meet a scientist whose work has been featured on the Discovery Channel's 'Storm Chasers' series! Dr. Karen Kosiba discusses tornadoes, hurricanes and lake-effect snow at 11 a.m. March 25 in Eberly Hall 120. Her talk is part of the Cal U Meteorology Club's Colloquia Series.

  • STUDENTS HOST DINNER FOR WILDLIFE SOCIETY

    March 11, 2014

    Cal U's student chapter of The Wildlife Society will host its 17th annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. March 29 at the Richeyville Fire Hall in Richeyville, Pa.

  • JOURNALIST TONY NORMAN VISITS MARCH 27

    March 10, 2014

    'A Night With Tony Norman' will feature insights from the award-winning writer's 25-year career at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where Norman currently is a columnist and book review editor. His talk is free and open to the public.

  • ACTORS PRESENT MYSTERY THRILLER MARCH 27-29

    March 10, 2014

    Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2014 spring season March 27-29 with 'Veronica's Room,' a chilling mystery thriller that explores the fine line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.

  • PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION NAMES WOMEN OF THE YEAR

    March 07, 2014

    The President's Commission for the Status of Women honors a Communication Studies professor, a Career Services adviser and a student leader for their support women's issues and women on campus.

  • KDKA TO AIR FIRST® COMPETITION APRIL 5

    March 07, 2014

    A 30-minute television show about the FIRST® Robotics Greater Pittsburgh Regional at Cal U will air at 5:30 p.m. April 5 on KDKA-TV. Click here to see a preview of the show through photos.

  • FRESHMAN JUST MISSES NAT'L FINALS; RELAY TEAM FINISHES 13TH

    March 05, 2014

    Freshman runner Summer Hill finished in 10th place in the 1-mile preliminaries at the 2014 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships. Cal U’s distance medley relay team placed 13th in the finals.

  • WRESTLING EVENT HONORS U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS

    March 03, 2014

    Tickets are on sale now for the Renegade Wrestling Alliance's 'Salute to the Troops,' set for April 19 in the Convocation Center. The event includes six pro wrestling matches. Service members and veterans are admitted free with military ID.

  • REGISTER MARCH 10-14 FOR FALL 2014 CLASSES

    March 03, 2014

    Register for Fall 2014 courses March 10-14 and schedule the classes you need to graduate on time. Click 'more' to see the list of available courses and find out when YOU can register.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENT UPDATES STUDENTS

    March 03, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: President updates students at Spring Convocation; Women’s conference focused on films; Students chat with Russian counterparts. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.


February

  • METEOROLOGY EXPERT SPEAKS TODAY IN EBERLY

    February 27, 2014

    Charles Doswell kicks off Cal U Meteorology Club's spring semester Colloquia Series today with a presentation on 'Becoming an Atmospheric Scientist.'

  • THEATRE OPENS SEASON WITH HITCHCOCK THRILLER

    February 26, 2014

    The Department of Theatre and Dance will open its 2014 spring season with 'The 39 Steps,' a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater. The show runs March 6-8 in Blaney Theatre. Click 'more' for details.

  • UPDATE: WOMEN’S HOCKEY SEASON ENDS

    February 25, 2014

    Cal U’s women's hockey team lost 2-0 to North Dakota State in the third place game of the ACHA Division II National Tournament on March 16.

  • 2014 WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE

    February 21, 2014

    'Employing a Critical Lens: Engaging with Film to Explore Media, Politics and the Military' is the topic for the 2014 Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference March 6 in the Cal U Convocation Center.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENT PROJECTS SURPLUS

    February 17, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: President projects year-end surplus; Ex-labor official discusses inequality; Counselor Education programs re-accredited. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • TODAY: HISTORY DAY COMPETITION

    February 12, 2014

    Because of delays at area schools, the seventh annual Cal U Primary Source History Day Competition has been rescheduled for Feb. 26. Click 'more' for event details.

  • FORECAST AGAIN CALLS FOR STORMFEST

    February 12, 2014

    Nearly 100 Cal U students will take part in the seventh annual StormFest Feb. 21-22 at the Carnegie Science Center. Learn how Cal U students are helping children explore geology, geography, meteorology and more.

  • LAST CHANCE: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AUCTION

    February 10, 2014

    Be a playmaker! Place your bid on an autographed Team USA replica hockey jersey, a VIP experience with the Pittsburgh Penguins and more. Auction proceeds support scholarships at Cal U. Click 'more' to see what's up for bid.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    February 06, 2014

    When wintry weather arrives, a number of variables come into play as we consider whether to delay classes or close campus. Here's a look at the decision-making process - and a 'thank you' to those essential personnel who report to work even in bad weather.

  • ANSWERS FOLLOW 'CAMPUS TALK' WITH PRESIDENT JONES

    February 04, 2014

    At last semester's Campus Talk with President Jones, students asked questions in person and via Twitter. The Cal Times student newspaper has published more answers to those questions on its website. Click 'more' to read them now.

  • ROBERT REICH DISCUSSES ECONOMIC INEQUALITY

    February 04, 2014

    Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, will discuss economic inequality in the United States in a nationwide webcast airing at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20. See it in Eberly Hall after the 5 p.m. screening of Reich’s movie "Inequality for all."

  • THE JOURNAL: TURKEY VISIT MAY OPEN DOORS

    February 03, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Turkey visit may open doors; Inspiring photos part of Black History Month; Gould to lead research center; So Cool! It’s the Cal U Ice Rink at PPG Place. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • UPDATE: WHAT’S OPEN AND CLOSED AT CAL U?

    February 03, 2014

    The Cal U campus is closed today, Feb. 3. No classes will be held, but Vulcan Flyer shuttles are running and will operate until 8 p.m. Click ‘more’ to see what buildings and services are open or closed.


January

  • FREE GOLF PROGRAM TEES UP FOR GIRLS AGES 8-10

    January 30, 2014

    Girls ages 8-10 may register now for a free, educational golf program. Students, faculty and staff from Cal U's Professional Golf Management program lead sessions that include golf lessons and other activities. Click 'more' to register.

  • RISK ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP

    January 29, 2014

    How can the University reduce the risk of natural and man-made hazards? Cal U students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend an interactive Risk Assessment Workshop 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Natali Student Union.

  • RIDE THE 'POLAR EXPRESS' SHUTTLE JAN. 28-29

    January 27, 2014

    Because of the frigid temperatures expected on Jan. 28-29, Cal U will add a 'Polar Express' shuttle to transport students, faculty and staff through Lot 4 (River Lot) and around campus on the Loop Road. Flag down the shuttle if you need a ride!

  • VULCAN FLYER SERVICE SUSPENDED

    January 26, 2014

    Because of inclement weather and poor road conditions, Vulcan Flyer shuttle service has been suspended temporarily. Updates will be provided when road conditions change.

  • CAL U CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    January 24, 2014

    Photographer Eunique Jones discusses her project that teaches children about key figures in black history from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today in the Vulcan Theatre.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR PASSHE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

    January 24, 2014

    Education professionals share their know-how in 'Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment: The PASSHE Virtual Conference.' Pre-conference keynotes are Feb. 5-6; sessions continue Feb. 10-21. Click 'more' for info and registration.

  • PASSHE BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETS TODAY

    January 23, 2014

    Watch the meeting of the PASSHE Board of Governors live from the headquarters of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Click 'more' for a link to the webcast, beginning at 9 a.m. today.

  • THE JOURNAL: GRADUATES COLLECT DIPLOMAS

    January 21, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Graduates Collect Diplomas; Auditors Report 'Good, Solid' Finances; Three ROTC Cadets Commissioned as Officers. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • DAY OF SERVICE RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 7

    January 17, 2014

    Cal U students will lend a hand to worthwhile causes and honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King at the annual Day of Service on Feb. 7. Members of campus organizations will perform service projects from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • BASKETBALL ALUMNI DAY HONORS PAST PLAYERS

    January 17, 2014

    The men's and women's basketball teams will honor past players Jan. 25 when they host the 15th annual Cal U Basketball Alumni Day in the Convocation Center. See the men's alumni game and Cal U vs. Seton Hill. Click 'more' for a schedule.

  • ORDER NOW: BANNERS HONOR MILITARY SERVICE

    January 16, 2014

    Don’t wait: Place your order now for a banner honoring the past or current military service of a colleague, friend or family member. The colorful banners will be displayed on campus throughout November 2014. Click 'more' for an order form.

  • GROUP EXPLORES PROGRAM OPTIONS IN TURKEY

    January 15, 2014

    Three University employees have returned from a visit to Turkey, where they visited six universities to explore international programming options. What could this mean for Cal U and its students? Click 'more' to find out.

  • SHOO! MEASURES BEGIN TO DISCOURAGE CROWS

    January 10, 2014

    Large flocks of crows have been congregating downtown, and Cal U is taking measures to discourage them from roosting on campus. Beginning Jan. 12, natural grape-extract mist and laser lights may be used to disperse the flocks.

  • REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER COLLEGE CONTINUES

    January 10, 2014

    Registration began Jan. 21 for Summer College sessions held May-August. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses are offered in both five-week and 10-week sessions, and many courses are available online. Click 'more' to view Summer College details.

  • VIP IS BACK IN SERVICE

    January 09, 2014

    UPDATE: VIP, the Vulcan Information portal, is back in service. UTech Services thanks you for your patience during the maintenance period. For questions or concerns, contact the Help Desk, 724-938-5911.

  • TODAY: VIEW WEBCAST ON PROPOSED WEAPONS POLICY

    January 08, 2014

    Beginning at 10 a.m. today, a live, hour-long webcast will provide information about a proposed policy that would restrict the possession of "deadly or offensive weapons" on PASSHE university campuses. Click 'more' for a link to the webcast.

  • LOOK FOR CAL U'S TV ADS DURING 'THE OSCARS'

    January 02, 2014

    Watch for Cal U's TV ads during local coverage of the 86th Academy Awards show on WTAE affiliate thisTV. Can't wait? Click 'more' to see the ad right now.

  • 'BUILD SEASON' BEGINS FOR FIRST® ROBOTICS

    January 02, 2014

    On Jan. 4, high school students throughout the region began building robots for the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, set for March 27-29 in the Convocation Center. Click 'more' to see what FIRST is all about.

  • FALL 2013 DEAN'S LIST

    January 01, 2014

    The Fall 2013 dean's list at Cal U recognizes students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.