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December

  • GET AN ON-THE-SPOT ADMISSION DECISION JAN. 7

    December 30, 2015

    Start the new year at Cal U! Freshmen and transfer students can receive an on-the-spot admission decision at Spring 2016 Application Decision Day. We’ll evaluate your credentials on Jan. 7 so you’ll be ready to start spring classes Jan. 19.

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CAL U

    December 21, 2015

    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.

  • GLOBAL STUDY SHOWS LAKES ARE WARMING

    December 16, 2015

    Dr. Derek Gray, of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, is a key contributor to a global study that finds climate change is rapidly warming the world’s lakes, threatening freshwater supplies and aquatic ecosystems.

  • MULTIMEDIA SHOW HONORS CIVIL RIGHTS ICON

    December 08, 2015

    Cal U celebrates the life and teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. with a free presentation Jan. 19 in the Natali Student Center. ‘King’s Dream’ is a multimedia show that blends historical film footage with live narratives, music and song. The public may attend.

  • THE JOURNAL: WINTER COMMENCEMENT

    December 08, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Army General to speak at Commencement; Students help preserve Civil War experiences; The Finish Line maps route to degree completion. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • CAL U CELEBRATES 2015 WINTER COMMENCEMENT

    December 01, 2015

    Cal U marks its 181st Commencement with ceremonies for master's degree candidates Dec. 11 and for bachelor's and associate degree candidates Dec. 12. Speaker is distinguished alumnus Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, Class of 1979.

  • NATALI STUDENT CENTER HOSTS HOLLY DAY EVENT

    December 01, 2015

    The California community celebrates 'Holly Day' Dec. 6 in the Natali Student Center. Sponsored by California Borough Recreation Authority and Cal U, the event features holiday crafts and a movie, treats for kids, and photos with Santa.


November

  • MSN-MBA DUAL DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

    November 30, 2015

    In today's complex health care environment, nursing leaders need an informed perspective on business and management issues. So Cal U is accepting applications now for a new dual Master of Science Nursing and Master of Business Administration degree offered 100% online

  • THE JOURNAL: STORYTELLERS TRAVEL

    November 23, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Digital storytellers visit W.Va.; Cal U 'Military Friendly' for sixth year; Two grant writers reach $1 million mark. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • 'METALING KIDS' SHOWCASES ARTISANS’ WORK

    November 20, 2015

    The Department of Art and Design hosts 'Metaling Kids,' featuring artworks created by students in jewelry, metals casting, fabrication and printmaking classes. The public may attend the exhibition Dec. 3-7 in the Vulcan Gallery.

  • 'FINISH LINE' A FAST TRACK TO YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE

    November 19, 2015

    Students who left school before completing a college degree can get back on track with The Finish Line. Cal U's new degree completion program evaluates your credits and maps out an efficient, affordable plan for earning your diploma.

  • CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH ‘MIRACLE’

    November 17, 2015

    Cal U students and community members appear in ‘Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical,' the musical adaptation of popular holiday favorite. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Dec. 3-5, with matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 5-6 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • STUDENTS HOLD HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE DEC. 1-3

    November 17, 2015

    The annual pre-holiday sale of student-made pottery will be held Dec. 1-3 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. Handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more are available for sale to the public, as well as the campus community.

  • THE JOURNAL: STEM FOCUS RECOGNIZED

    November 16, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: STEM focus recognized, Speaker homes in on gender violence, students preparing holiday tunes. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • CAL SINGERS PERFORM IN 'LOVE THE COOPERS'

    November 13, 2015

    Cal U students performed as featured extras for a scene in Love the Coopers, a CBS Films production starring award- winning actors Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Marisa Tomei and Diane Keaton.

  • MUSIC DEPARTMENT SHOWS HOLIDAY SPIRIT

    November 10, 2015

    As the winter holidays approach, Cal U's talented singers and musicians are planning performances on and off campus. Get into the holiday spirit at concerts featuring jazz, orchestral music or traditional holiday tunes.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    November 10, 2015

    Today the University honored 50 faculty and 12 staff members who engaged in grant-writing during the 2014-2015 academic year, including two grant-writers who joined the list of Million Dollar Achievers. I commend everyone who engages in this important work.

  • UPDATE: CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES 25TH

    November 09, 2015

    The women's cross country team finished in 25th place at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships today in Joplin, MO.

  • 5-MINUTE SURVEY ASKS ABOUT LIBRARY SERVICES

    November 05, 2015

    Are you satisfied with Cal U’s library? Take the 5-minute Library Quality Survey before Nov. 20 for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD or one of 5 $50 Amazon Gift Cards. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to win. Click 'more' for a link to the survey.

  • FOR THE 6TH YEAR, CAL U NAMED 'MILITARY FRIENDLY'

    November 05, 2015

    Cal U once again has been designated a Military Friendly University in recognition of its service to military members, veterans and their families. The 2016 award comes from Victory Media, publisher of 'G.I. Jobs' magazine.


October

  • THE JOURNAL: BAND HOSTS HIGH SCHOOLS

    October 30, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Marching band hosts high school players; Grad named Employee of the Year; Space set aside for devotions; Recovery Center opens. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • PROFESSOR TO APPEAR IN ‘HISTORY’ TV SERIES

    October 29, 2015

    Dr. John Cencich, of the Department of Criminal Justice, appears in ‘Hunting Hitler,’ an eight-part TV series slated to premiere Nov. 10 on HISTORY. The former U.N. war crimes investigator leads a team of experts taking a closer look at evidence pertaining to Adolf Hitler’s death.

  • ARTISTS SHARE VIEW OF ‘DYSTOPIA’

    October 28, 2015

    The Department of Art and Design presents ‘Dystopia,’ an art exhibition on display through Nov. 24 in the Vulcan Gallery. Students, employees and alumni created the artworks, which address dystopian themes.

  • STAR-CROSSED LOVERS GET 'SEUSSIFIED'

    October 28, 2015

    The fall semester’s second presentation by the Department of Theatre and Dance, 'The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet,' showcases the talents of Cal U’s newest crop of aspiring actors and technicians. Shakespeare meets Dr. Seuss Nov. 5-7 in the Blaney Theatre.

  • CAL U RECOGNIZED FOR STEM LEARNING, CAREERS

    October 28, 2015

    Cal U has been designated a ‘2016 STEM Jobs Approved College’ by Victory Media, creator of resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The designation affirms Cal U’s efforts to prepare students for high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations.

  • REGISTER NOW FOR ONLINE WINTER COLLEGE CLASSES

    October 27, 2015

    Register now for Winter College and get a step ahead! Focus on that tough course, make up credits or take extra courses needed for a minor or dual major. All classes are taught 100 percent online. The term begins Dec.. 14 and ends Jan. 15, 2016. Click ‘more’ for details.

  • ADMISSIONS OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 7 P.M. WEEKDAYS

    October 27, 2015

    Considering Cal U? Stop by after school or after work to meet with an admissions counselor, ask questions and get answers. The Admissions Office is open until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 5 p.m. Friday.

  • FACULTY, STAFF BUILD SKILLS AT 'TECH TUESDAY'

    October 26, 2015

    Find out how the Teaching and Learning Center can help faculty and staff take full advantage of high-tech teaching tools and 'smart' classroom equipment. The TLC holds open house events from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays in Keystone Hall, Room 411.

  • REGISTER FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE OCT. 21

    October 19, 2015

    Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research, the Oct. 21 open house provided an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff to learn about assistantships, scholarships and other types of aid that can make grad school affordable.

  • ATMOSPHERIC SCIENTIST TO PROVIDE CAREER INSIGHT

    October 16, 2015

    Alumna Janice Bytheway, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in atmospheric science, will share career advice and scientific insight at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 in Eberly Hall as part of the Meteorology Club's fall speaker series.

  • MOTHS WORK THE NIGHT SHIFT AS POLLINATORS

    October 15, 2015

    The Department of Art and Design hosts ‘The Moth Project,’ featuring a series of ‘portable nighttime garden machines’ designed to attract moths as pollinators. Art, horticulture and backyard science blend in this free presentation on Oct. 20.

  • START HOMECOMING WITH ‘SHOWCASE OF STARS’

    October 14, 2015

    Talented students, employees and alumni perform Oct. 23 at ‘Our Showcase of Stars.’ Catch the Jakob’s Ferry Travelers and Hear Tonight bands, the Alpha Phi Alpha steppers, and the Cal Singers’ Motown number featuring a VERY special guest.

  • TALK MARKS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

    October 13, 2015

    ‘Indigenous Magna Carta – Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace,’ is the topic when author, artist and museum curator Rick W. Hill Sr. speaks at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Eberly Hall. The free program marks Native American Heritage Month.

  • STATE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETS TODAY

    October 08, 2015

    Click 'more' to watch a live webcast of the quarterly meeting of the Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Live meeting coverage begins at 9 a.m. today.

  • STUDENT STUDIES WITH FORMER FBI AGENT

    October 06, 2015

    Two weeks of specialized training confirmed Kelly Brennan’s career aspirations. This summer the Cal U graduate student attended classes offered by The Academy Group Inc., the world’s largest privately owned forensic behavioral science firm.

  • HELP US TEST THE CAL U ALERT SYSTEM

    October 05, 2015

    A test of the Cal U Alert System is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6, between 11:45 a.m. and noon. THIS IS ONLY A TEST. Click 'more' to see how you can register for Cal U Alerts and what to do when you see the test message.

  • CAL U ONE-ACTS SPOTLIGHT STUDENTS

    October 02, 2015

    California University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “An Evening of One-Acts” at 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 10.

  • HURRICANE FORECASTER TO SPEAK OCT. 8

    October 01, 2015

    The Meteorology Club hosts a talk by Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a Colorado research scientist who will discuss seasonal hurricane predictions for the Atlantic. His talk at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 is free, and the public may attend.


September

  • SUBMIT AWARD NOMINATIONS BY OCT. 21

    September 30, 2015

    Students, faculty, staff and alumni may nominate a tenured faculty member to receive the 2016 Presidential Distinguished Merit Award for excellence in teaching, research or service. E-mail your nomination by Oct. 21.

  • HONOR A VETERAN; ORDER A BANNER NOW

    September 29, 2015

    Oct 7 is the deadline to order a banner honoring a friend or family member for his/her military service. The banners are displayed on campus throughout November. Click ‘more’ to place your order today.

  • THE JOURNAL: SEARCH COMMITTEE APPROVED

    September 28, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Trustees approve Presidential Search Committee; THIS interns at work in Harrisburg; Campus celebrates Natali’s renewal. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • SPEAKERS SLATED FOR LGBT HISTORY MONTH

    September 28, 2015

    'Rights to Respect … Inclusivity for All' is the theme when three speakers visit campus during October, LGBT History Month. Their Vulcan Theater presentations look at religion and spirituality, Supreme Court rulings, and arts and literature.

  • HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN APPROVED

    September 28, 2015

    Cal U's plan for responding to natural or manmade disasters has been approved by state and federal agencies and adopted by the University. Learn more about the Cal U Hazard Mitigation Plan.

  • 'SUPERHEROES' CELEBRATE HOMECOMING OCT. 19-24

    September 25, 2015

    Get set for a full week of Homecoming activities! Register your group for the 2015 Homecoming parade and plan to attend Hockey Night, the Superhero Underground Cafe, Our Showcase of Stars performance and more. Click 'more' for details.

  • DOCUMENTARY ADDRESSES DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS

    September 23, 2015

    Campus groups Options@CalU and HEART present the documentary 'The Anonymous People' and a Q-and-A about addiction and recovery Sept. 29 in the Vulcan Theatre at the Natali Student Center. Admission is free; the public is welcome.

  • REGISTER TO VOTE SEPT. 22

    September 21, 2015

    Cal U marks National Voter Registration Day with a voter registration drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22 in two locations: the lobby of Manderino Library and the Natali Student Center.

  • SPEAKER ADDRESSES GENDER VIOLENCE

    September 21, 2015

    The Serene Leadership Institute presents a talk by gender violence educator Dr. Jackson Katz at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 in the Convocation Center. The U.S. military and many pro sports teams utilize Katz’s ‘Mentors in Violence Prevention’ (MVP) program.

  • REGISTER FOR WINTER COLLEGE

    September 16, 2015

    Keep learning during winter break — try Cal U Winter College! Courses are offered 100% online, so you can make up credits or add a class. Registration begins Oct. 5 for veterans, Oct. 6 for other Cal U and State System students. Click ‘more’ to see the schedule.

  • STUDENT E-MAIL TO USE OFFICE 365

    September 15, 2015

    Student e-mail accounts soon will use Microsoft Office 365 software. Click 'more' to see when your campus e-mail account will be migrated to Office 365 and how you will benefit from the change.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENT OUTLINES CHANGES

    September 15, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: President Outlines Changes; Cal U Welcomes Families Sept. 19; Student Center Rededication Sept. 16; Engineer to Receive Jennie Carter Award. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • TODAY: WCCF DAY OF GIVING

    September 08, 2015

    Help Cal U students by participating in the Washington County Community Foundation’s annual Day of Giving today. A portion of a 'bonus pool' estimated at $100,000 will help your donation go even further. Click 'more' for details.

  • NATALI REDEDICATION SET FOR SEPT. 16

    September 08, 2015

    The campus community is invited to attend a rededication ceremony for the Natali Student Center 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the new Heritage Lounge rotunda. A brief program, tours and refreshments celebrate the revitalized student center.

  • ‘MIRACLE ON 34th STREET’ AUDITIONS SET FOR SEPT. 12

    September 04, 2015

    Actors, singers and dancers are needed for this year’s holiday production of ‘Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical.’ Male and female performers of all ages and abilities will be considered. Click ‘more’ for audition schedule.

  • PANEL EXPLORES MONEY AND POLITICS

    September 03, 2015

    Is democracy for sale? Explore the intersection of money and politics when Cal U marks Constitution Day with a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 in Eberly Hall, Room 110. The free program is open to the public.

  • DRESS FOR SUCCESS - IT'S CAREER WEEK

    September 02, 2015

    The Career and Professional Development Center sponsors Career Week to prepare students for job fairs and employment interviews. Activities Sept. 21-25 include a webinar, speed-interview panels and a talk about workplace attire.

  • HEALTH FAIR SEPT. 16 AT THE CONVOCATION CENTER

    September 02, 2015

    Learn more about health and wellness at Cal U Health for Life, the University’s 28th annual health fair, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Convocation Center. The free event includes health screenings, a blood drive, giveaways and more.

  • RUN OR WALK 2.2 MILES TO RAISE AWARENESS

    September 02, 2015

    Members of the campus community are invited to join a 2.2-mile run/walk to raise awareness about suicide, which claims the lives of 22 military veterans each day. Runners/walkers begin at 11:22 a.m. Sept. 22 in front of Manderino Library.


August

  • CHANCELLOR WELCOMES STUDENTS TO UNIVERSITIES

    August 26, 2015

    As the new academic year gets under way, Frank Brogan, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, welcomes students to the Commonwealth's 14 public universities.

  • INNOVATION CENTER HOSTS OIL AND GAS CONFERENCE

    August 26, 2015

    Energy industry giant Siemens offers a free Oil and Gas Conference Sept. 15 at the Cal U Center for Innovation at Southpointe. Visit the Siemens Innovative Solutions Mobile Showcase and explore trends in automation, instrumentation and controls.

  • LINCOLN EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY SEPT. 10-OCT. 16

    August 26, 2015

    Cal U will host a traveling exhibition about Abraham Lincoln and the constitutional struggles he faced during the Civil War, Sept. 10-Oct. 16 in the Manderino Library.

  • 'FUN ZONE' AWAITS VISITORS ON FAMILY DAY

    August 26, 2015

    Cal U welcomes families to campus Sept. 19 for the annual Family Day celebration. This year’s family-friendly activities include music, football, a 'fun zone,' Family Field Day and the presentation of the 2015 Jennie Carter Award. Click 'more' for a schedule.

  • LEARN ABOUT 'TATTOOS AND SOCIETY' AT TALK

    August 26, 2015

    Interested in ink? Join the Sociology of Deviance Club for a student-driven panel discussion about tattoos 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in Eberly Hall, Room 110. Hear a local tattoo artist discuss his changing clientele and demonstrate his art.

  • THE JOURNAL: 2015 SEMESTER BEGINS

    August 24, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines include: Cal U among 'best,' says Princeton Review; 'Transformed' Natali opens; Fall 2015 semester begins today. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON REGION'S WATERWAYS

    August 21, 2015

    The Northern Appalachian Network presents 'Just Around the River's Bend,' a one-day conference focusing on water's impact on the region. Registration is open now for the Sept. 25 event at the Cal U Convocation Center.

  • OFFICES OPEN IN NATALI STUDENT CENTER

    August 20, 2015

    Natali Student Center has some new tenants, including the Career and Professional Development Center, the Internship Center, the Women's Center and many others. Click "more" to see where these student-centered services can be found.

  • CAL U AGAIN AMONG 'BEST,' SAYS PRINCETON REVIEW

    August 14, 2015

    The Princeton Review has named Cal U among the best universities in the northeastern United States, the 11th consecutive year the school has earned the distinction. In addition to academic excellence, Cal U was recognized for safety, technology, diversity and housing.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    August 13, 2015

    Cal U is committed to ensuring that no student who receives financial aid from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, or PHEAA, is harmed financially while we wait for a state budget to be passed.

  • FOOD DRIVE HELPS TO STOCK CAL U CUPBOARD

    August 04, 2015

    Faculty and staff are asked to donate non-perishable food items to stock the Cal U Cupboard, a new initiative to combat food insecurity. On Aug. 12, staff and volunteers will pick up donations at your University office.

  • OLYMPIAN SPEAKS AT CROSS COUNTRY CAMP

    August 03, 2015

    As part of its annual summer camp, the Cal U cross country program hosts a free talk by two-time Olympic runner Khadevis Robinson. The public may attend the talk at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Blaney Theatre, inside Steele Hall.


July

  • THE JOURNAL: CAL U OFFERS DOCTORATE DEGREE

    July 28, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines include: Cal U to offer Doctor of Health Science; Future pilots; Cal U makes Move-In Day plans. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • CAL U SET TO WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS

    July 27, 2015

    The University welcomes new students to main-campus residence halls on Aug. 21. Move-In Day is the start of the three-day Cal U for Life New Student Orientation. Returning students move in on Aug. 23. Fall semester classes start Aug. 24.

  • YOUNG PERFORMERS ON STAGE IN 'SEUSSICAL JR.'

    July 27, 2015

    The public may attend 'Seussical Jr.,' a musical based on the works of children's author Dr. Seuss, at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. The fully staged production caps off the Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy's summer theater experience.

  • JOIN US FOR THE CLASS OF 2016 OPEN HOUSE

    July 21, 2015

    Cal U welcomes soon-to-be high school seniors to the Class of 2016 Special Open House, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24 at the Convocation Center. Learn about Cal U's academic programs, tour the campus and eat lunch with staff members and current University students.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    July 09, 2015

    I am proud to announce that Cal U has received permission to offer a Doctor of Health Science degree, the first doctorate offered at Cal U and the first D.H.Sc. degree available within Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    July 09, 2015

    I am proud to announce that Cal U has received permission to offer a Doctor of Health Science degree, the first doctorate offered at Cal U and the first D.H.Sc. degree available within Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

  • STATE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETS TODAY

    July 08, 2015

    Click 'more' to watch a live webcast of the quarterly meeting of the Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education beginning at 9 a.m. today.


June

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    June 30, 2015

    The State System of Higher Education has approved Cal U's request to assume ownership of our main-campus residence halls from SAI. This change has potential benefits for both the University and our students. Click 'more' to learn about the plan.

  • REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR SUMMER COURSES

    June 24, 2015

    Undergraduates, it's not too late to register for summer classes! Register now for 5-week on-campus courses that begin July 13. Course selection is limited; click "more" to see what classes are available.

  • STATE SYSTEM LAUNCHES WEEKLY TV PROGRAM

    June 23, 2015

    The State System of Higher Education's weekly TV show, "Infinite Opportunities," airs at 2 p.m. Sundays on PCN. Segments showcase students and programs at Cal U and other universities. Click 'more' to view past episodes and to read a summary of upcoming shows.

  • SPRING 2015 DEAN'S LIST

    June 18, 2015

    The Spring 2015 dean's list at Cal U recognizes undergraduate students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • GERALDINE JONES TO SERVE AS CAL U PRESIDENT

    June 04, 2015

    The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education has selected Geraldine M. Jones as Cal U’s next President. Click 'more' to read the State System's news release.


April

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    April 30, 2015

    As part of its continuing workforce plan, the University will leave positions unfilled when the contracts of six assistant coaches expire.

  • WOMEN'S TENNIS ENDS SEASON IN ARIZONA

    April 29, 2015

    The women's tennis team closed its season with a 15-4 overall record after falling to Midwestern (Texas) State in the third round of the NCAA Division II Championships in Surprise, Ariz.

  • MEN’S GOLF FINISHES 11TH AT NCAA REGIONAL

    April 29, 2015

    UPDATE: After shooting 13 over-par in the final round, the men’s golf team finished 11th at the NCAA Division II Super Atlantic/East Regional Tournament, in Nashport, Ohio.

  • SOPHOMORE FINISHES 17TH AT GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

    April 29, 2015

    Sophomore Carla Maestre shot a 7 over-par 79 on May 5 and finished tied for 17th place at the NCAA Division II Women's Golf East Super Regional Championships.

  • STUDENTS MAKE AN IMPACT WITH 'BIG EVENT'

    April 23, 2015

    Nearly 400 volunteers worked at 44 community locations April 18 as part of The Big Event. The annual student-led service project aims to make a difference for Cal U’s neighbors and local organizations. Click 'more' to see photos from The Big Event.

  • STUDENT-MADE POTTERY FOR SALE APRIL 27-29

    April 22, 2015

    Members of the Student Pottery Association offer handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more April 27-29 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. The sale is open to the public, as well as the campus community

  • CABLE INDUSTRY LEADER TO ADDRESS GRADUATES

    April 21, 2015

    Alumnus Thomas Rutledge '77, president and CEO of Charter Communications Inc., addresses master's, bachelor's and associate degree candidates May 8 and 9 at Cal U's 180th Commencement.

  • SERVICE MEMBERS TEST FOR GERMAN BADGE

    April 20, 2015

    Active-duty, reserve and National Guard components of the U.S. military compete May 2-3 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.

  • PRESENTATION, PANEL EXPLORE CLIMATE CHANGE

    April 17, 2015

    Consider 'The Human Relationship to Climate Change' at a free presentation by Earth science students and a panel discussion with professors specializing in Earth science, biology and student services.

  • EXAM ANXIETY? STRESS RELIEF DAY IS APRIL 28

    April 15, 2015

    Don't let exams, projects and other end-of-semester events make you tense. Visit Manderino Library April 28, Stress Relief Day, for information, a free chair massage or a visit with a therapy dog.

  • MUSICAL CONCLUDES SPRING THEATRE SEASON

    April 15, 2015

    Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance closes its 2015 spring season with four performances of the musical 'Urinetown' April 23-25 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • PANEL WRESTLES WITH 'WICKED' PROBLEMS APRIL 23

    April 14, 2015

    The American Democracy Project at Cal U begins a discussion of society's most hard-to-resolve issues with a panel presentation about these 'wicked problems' on April 23.

  • CHEERLEADERS WIN NCA CHAMPIONSHIP

    April 10, 2015

    Greet Cal U's competitive cheer team, winners of a National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championship, as they return to campus at 11:15 am April 12. Click 'more' to see the final standings.

  • REGISTER NOW TO 'WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES'

    April 07, 2015

    Registration is open for the End Violence Center’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which shows support for victims of sexual violence. Register to join the walk at 11 a.m. April 23. The first 75 men to register will be given high-heeled shoes to wear!

  • LAVENDER GRADUATION HONORS LGBTQA STUDENTS

    April 07, 2015

    Cal U celebrates the accomplishments of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, students and allies at a Lavender Graduation organized by the Lambda Bridges LGBTQA Program Office. Registration continues through April 10; event is April 21.

  • EXPERT EXPLORES SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICS

    April 07, 2015

    Nationally acclaimed campaign consultant Mark Weaver discusses social media and politics April 21. His talk is sponsored by the American Democracy Project at Cal U.

  • 'BOTS' RETURN TO BATTLE, BUILD CAREER SKILLS

    April 06, 2015

    Seventy-eight teams clash in the Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ Finals April 24-25 in the Convocation Center. While the robots battle it out, programs address the manufacturing supply chain and job skills for veterans.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM OFFERED ONLINE

    April 06, 2015

    Beginning this fall, Cal U will offer a B.S. in Criminal Justice: Homeland and International Security 100% online. Click 'more' to apply now or see the broad range of professional experience among the program’s faculty.

  • VIEW NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS

    April 01, 2015

    Retrace the journey of our Vulcan women's basketball team, from their arrival at the Elite Eight Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D., through their NCAA DII National Championship win and the campus celebration of their victory. Click 'more' to see a slideshow and download photos.


March

  • SESSIONS ADDRESS LAW CAREERS

    March 31, 2015

    Considering law school or a career as a lawyer? Gina Cicchetti, associate director of admissions for Duquesne Law School, speaks on April 23.

  • MARCH 31: CELEBRATE OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

    March 28, 2015

    Cal U celebrates the Vulcan women's basketball team, winners of this year's NCAA D-II National Championship. A parade starts at 11 a.m. March 31 in downtown California. Hear from the team and enjoy free refreshments.

  • HEAR FORENSIC SCIENTIST DR. HENRY LEE

    March 27, 2015

    Renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee gives a free talk April 20 in the Convocation Center. Lee has investigated high-profile cases such as those involving O.J. Simpson, Jon Benet Ramsey and Laci Peterson.

  • EXHIBITION EXPLORES 'SPACE'

    March 27, 2015

    Students, faculty, alumni and staff may submit artworks for 'SPACE,' an exhibition exploring spatial dimensions. The art show and sale opens with a reception April 16 and runs through April 23. Submissions are accepted April 10-13.

  • VULCAN FANS: DON'T MISS THE WATCH PARTY!

    March 26, 2015

    Cheer on the women's basketball team as they play for the NCAA D-II National Championship. Attend a FREE watch party starting at 7 p.m. March 27 in the Convocation Center. Free food, raffle tix, music and more. Go, Vulcans!

  • THEATRE PRESENTS 'LOVE @ FIRST PLIGHT'

    March 23, 2015

    A college love triangle is at the heart of 'Love @ First Plight,' onstage April 2-4 in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall. Meet the playwright at 2 p.m. April 3 or after that evening's show.

  • ASSOCIATE PROVOST GIVES 'LAST LECTURE' MARCH 31

    March 23, 2015

    As she prepares to retire, Dr. Caryl Sheffield looks back on her remarkable career as a witness to the ongoing quest for racial, gender and social equity. Hear her amazing story at 3:30 p.m. March 31 in the Convocation Center’s north wing.

  • THE JOURNAL: ROBOTS HEAT UP CAMPUS

    March 23, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Despite snow, robots heat up Convocation Center; Students applaud airman at Convocation; Conference speakers address security gaps; Cal U, WCCC sign transfer agreement. Read the Journal online today.

  • CONFERENCE ADDRESSES PROBLEM GAMBLING

    March 18, 2015

    A free conference on April 2 explores prevention and treatment strategies to address problem gambling and turns a spotlight on resources for professionals and those who struggle with gambling-related concerns.

  • HIP-HOP CONFERENCE TAKES ON ACTIVISM

    March 18, 2015

    Cal U's 10th annual Hip-hop Conference explores 'The Role of Hip-hop and Social/Political Activism' with a series of talks and activities March 26-28. Keynote panel on March 26 includes hip-hop artists Rakim and Dead Prez.

  • 'JOYFEST' GOSPEL CONCERT MARCH 21

    March 17, 2015

    The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir performs with award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark in the annual 'Joyfest' gospel concert. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Click 'more' for a link to watch the show live online starting at 7 p.m.

  • 'STRIKE A SPARK' SHOWCASES LEARNING

    March 16, 2015

    The April 14 conference on research, scholarship, creative activity and application highlights the efforts of Cal U's learning/teaching community. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate by presenting their work and attending the event.

  • $5 PARKING IN EFFECT FOR MARCH 14 EVENTS

    March 11, 2015

    Paid parking will be in effect for visitors from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Attendants will direct guests to campus parking for cheer and dance events, as well as the NCAA D-II Atlantic Regional women’s basketball competition. Click 'more' for details.

  • CAL U, WCCC SIGN REVERSE TRANSFER AGREEMENT

    March 10, 2015

    A new agreement with Westmoreland County Community College allows transfer students to complete their WCCC associate degree while studying toward a bachelor's degree at Cal U.

  • VULCANS WIN 2015 NCAA DII CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

    March 10, 2015

    They did it! The women's basketball team won the NCAA D-II National Championship with a 86-69 victory over California Baptist. The team expects to return to campus about 9:30 p.m. March 28. Fans may gather on the patio between Hamer Hall and the Convocation Center to welcome them back.

  • STUDENTS HOST WILD GAME DINNER

    March 10, 2015

    Pass the 'gator! Cal U's student chapter of The Wildlife Society will host its 18th annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Richeyville Volunteer Fire Hall in Richeyville, Pa.

  • ZANELLA FINISHES 5th IN 1-MILE RUN

    March 04, 2015

    Junior distance runner Jade Alex Zanella finished 5th in the 1-mile finals at the NCAA Division II Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 14.

  • UPDATE: SWIMMER'S NOW A TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

    March 04, 2015

    Sophomore swimmer Jade Arganbright finished 6th in the 200-yard breaststroke finals at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships March 14, earning All-American honors for a second time.

  • WHAT’S OPEN AND CLOSED AT CAL U?

    March 04, 2015

    The Cal U campus is closed today, March 5. No classes will be held. Vulcan Flyer shuttles will operate until 9:30 p.m. if conditions permit. Click ‘more’ to see what buildings and services are open or closed.


May

  • TEACHERS FOCUS ON SCIENCE, NATURE

    May 22, 2015

    Math and science meet language and literacy at the Spring 2015 Early Childhood Science and Nature Mini-Conference May 30 in the Convocation Center. Admission is free. Educators may receive 6 PQAS or Act 48 hours. The public may attend.

  • KIDS HAVE FUN LEARNING AT 'SEEK' CAMP

    May 15, 2015

    There is still time to register for SEEK, Cal U's annual Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids day camp for children entering grades 1-8. Classes meet July 20-24. Full-day and half-day sessions are available.

  • UPDATE: SALTER PLACES 17th IN 400 METERS PRELIMS

    May 13, 2015

    Sophomore Savon Salter concluded his season by placing 17th in the 400-meter hurdles preliminary event with a time of 54.35 seconds at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships on May 21.

  • SYCAMORE BISTRO ANNOUNCES SUMMER HOURS

    May 12, 2015

    Sycamore Bistro, in Herron Hall, is open from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays during the summer months. The Bistro's menu includes sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as Starbucks hot and iced beverages. Wednesday picnics begin May 27 on the Quad.

  • ROBOT RUMBLE: CHECK OUT THE BOTSIQ TV SHOW

    May 05, 2015

    See highlights of the 2015 BotsIQ Southwestern Pennsylvania Finals, held April 24-25 at the Convocation Center. This 30-minute television show, presented by Cal U, aired May 2 on KDKA-TV. Click 'more' to watch now.

  • THE JOURNAL: CONFERENCE SHOWCASES RESEARCH

    May 04, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines include: 'Strike a Spark' conference showcases research; Cable industry leader to address graduates; Three named spring Women of the Year; Scholars told to expect change. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • VIEW PHOTOS FROM SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

    May 04, 2015

    Thanks to the Vulcan softball team for another outstanding season! View photos of the team competing in the NCAA Division II National Tournament in Oklahoma City.


March

  • POWER OUTAGE PLANNED SUNDAY, MARCH 8

    March 05, 2015

    In order to make electrical repairs, the Facilities Management Department has scheduled a power outage from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Click 'more' to see which buildings will be affected.

  • TRUSTEES MEETING MOVED TO 5 P.M. MARCH 4

    March 04, 2015

    Because of inclement weather, the time for tonight’s meeting of the California University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees has been changed. The Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room in Old Main Hall.

  • CAL U HOSTS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MARCH 18

    March 03, 2015

    About 750 middle school and high school students visit campus March 18 for a daylong series of contests in science, technology, engineering and math. Stop by the Convocation Center to see STEM learning in action!

  • 12TH ANNUAL 'MONOLOGUES' ON STAGE MARCH 4-6

    March 02, 2015

    The Women's Center once again marks V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, with a production of Eve Ensler's play 'The Vagina Monologues,' March 4-6 in the Blaney Theatre. Although campus is closed March 5, the show goes on!

  • UPDATE: MEN'S HOCKEY SEASON ENDS

    March 02, 2015

    Cal U’s men’s hockey club's season ended with a 4-0 loss to Oakland (Mich.) University at the ACHA Tournament on March 12.

  • CAL U MARKS WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY

    March 02, 2015

    Celebrate World Social Work Day March 17 with a keynote talk, student presentations and a potluck lunch in the Kara Alumni House. The campus community and the public may register to attend.

  • CONFERENCE EXPLORES (DIS)ABILITIES

    March 02, 2015

    The Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference on March 17 explores the personal, public and political experience of disabilities. Watch a film about a family dealing with autism and hear speakers with various views of the topic. Admission is free.


February

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    February 27, 2015

    It was wonderful to see so many people at Student Convocation. Not every question can be answered at a single session, so let me remind you about some of the services available to our students.

  • ONLINE UNDERGRADUATES EARN TIMELY DEGREES

    February 25, 2015

    Nine out of 10 students who begin an online bachelor's degree program at Cal U earn their diploma within six years. That success rate earned Cal U a No. 4 ranking on the U.S. News Short List, published online by U.S. News and World Report.

  • VULCAN FLYER SERVICE AFFECTED BY WEATHER

    February 18, 2015

    Because of poor road conditions, Vulcan Flyer service may be suspended temporarily this afternoon. Service will resume once roadways are deemed safe for travel.

  • SPRING COLLOQUIA SERIES CONTINUES FEB. 24

    February 18, 2015

    Dr. Michael Allen and Katie Mercadante return to campus to share their expertise as the Meteorology Club Colloquia Series opens later this month.

  • POWER OUTAGE PLANNED 6-7 A.M. FEB. 18

    February 17, 2015

    A power outage is scheduled for 6-7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in order to make electrical repairs. Watkins, Hamer, New Science, Old Main, South, Helsel and Vulcan Halls are expected to be without power for approximately one hour.

  • FIRST ROBOTICS AT CAL U IS ON TV!

    February 16, 2015

    Tune in to KDKA-TV at 7:30 p.m. March 28 to see highlights of the FIRST Robotics Greater Pittsburgh regional competition held recently in the Convocation Center. If STEM is your sport, this show's for you!

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    February 13, 2015

    Mark your calendar for April 14, when Cal U holds its first Conference on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate, and to invite visitors from outside the campus community.

  • EMERGENCY POWER OUTAGE NOON-1 P.M. TODAY

    February 13, 2015

    In order to make emergency electrical repairs, these buildings will be without power from noon to 1 p.m. TODAY: Watkins, Hamer, New Science, Old Main, South, Helsel and Vulcan halls. Click ‘more’ for further information.

  • THREE ADDED TO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

    February 11, 2015

    Three inductees into the 2014-2015 Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted officially at a luncheon, set for 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the south wing of the Cal U Convocation Center.

  • CAREER WEEK: GEAR UP FOR YOUR FUTURE!

    February 10, 2015

    Learn to build your personal brand, pick up networking and etiquette tips, visit a career fair or fix up your resume — all with Career Week activities organized by the Career and Professional Development Center. Click ‘more’ for the schedule.

  • READING FEB. 13 BY POET JOHN HOPPENTHALER

    February 10, 2015

    Poet John Hoppenthaler will read from his work at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Chapel, inside Old Main. The author, formerly a personal assistant to novelist Toni Morrison, has published two volumes of poetry, and a third is slated for publication this year.

  • CAL U HOSTS BACCHUS PEER EDUCATORS

    February 10, 2015

    More than 100 peer educators from a three-state region are expected to attend the BACCHUS regional conference Feb. 28 in the Convocation Center. The organization works to prevent drug and alcohol abuse on campuses nationwide.

  • FEB. 27 CONFERENCE EXPLORES ‘SECURITY GAPS’

    February 09, 2015

    The 8th annual Conference on Homeland and International Security examines 'Security Gaps in Our Criminal Justice System,' with a keynote talk on 'Strategies to Reduce Officer-Involved Shootings.' Admission is free.

  • STUDENT ARTISTS GO 'BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS'

    February 05, 2015

    Artworks by current and former students will be displayed on all three floors of Vulcan Hall during 'Back to the Drawing Boards,' a juried award show Feb. 19-20. Two bands are slated to appear at the free opening reception.

  • MOBILE VET CENTER STOPS HERE FEB. 10

    February 05, 2015

    Military veterans at Cal U or in the community can visit a Mobile Vet Center on campus from 11:30-3 p.m. Feb. 10. The mobile center provides nonmedical readjustment counseling and outreach to veterans and their families.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    February 03, 2015

    Last fall the University contracted with The Compliance Group to conduct an independent review of the Cal U football program. Click 'more' for a link to TCG's report and to read a statement from interim President Geraldine M. Jones.

  • CAL U AFTER HOURS OFFERS CAFÉ TREATS, LAUGHS

    February 02, 2015

    Sycamore Bistro is now open from 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Other evening events for students are scheduled throughout February. Click 'more' to see what's happening!


January

  • FREE EVENTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    January 30, 2015

    Discuss hot-button issues with nationally recognized experts. Learn from a groundbreaking spoken word artist. Explore the history of black fraternities and sororities, and much more. Check out Cal U's free Black History Month programs.

  • VISIT CAL U: WE'RE WAITING FOR YOU!

    January 30, 2015

    Prospective students and their families may register now to attend one of two Academic Open House programs remaining this semester. Visitors can tour the campus, meet faculty members and talk with students. Register online now or give Cal U a call.

  • ON TV: FACULTY DISCUSS 'TECHNOLOGY TODAY'

    January 27, 2015

    Did you miss 'Technology Today' on KDKA-TV? Watch as Dr. Kate Mitchem, Dr. Swarn Gill and Dr. Stephen Whitehead describe how students and the community benefit from Cal U programs that use the latest high-tech tools.

  • FALL 2014 DEAN'S LIST

    January 26, 2015

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

  • WORKSHOP EXAMINES ETHICAL DILEMMAS

    January 26, 2015

    The Department of Social Work and the Master of Social Work program host the second annual Ethics Panel Jan. 30. A licensed social worker and four faculty members explore ethical decision making during this free, interactive program.

  • STUDENTS PREPARE FOR ANNUAL STORMFEST

    January 21, 2015

    After a year of planning, nearly 100 Cal U students will present the eighth annual StormFest Feb. 6-7 in collaboration with the Carnegie Science Center. The two-day event at the science center in Pittsburgh offers hands-on activities for kids and adults.

  • HOURLY PARKING NOW AVAILABLE IN LOT 11

    January 21, 2015

    Motorists who need a temporary parking space convenient to the Convocation Center, Morgan Hall or Gallagher Hall may use a new meter or mobile app to pay by the hour for parking in Lot 11, behind Gallagher.

  • 22 PUSHUPS RAISE SUICIDE AWARENESS

    January 21, 2015

    Reports show that 22 military veterans die by suicide each day. To raise awareness, veterans and ROTC cadets will meet on the Quad at 11:22 a.m. weekdays, from Jan. 22-Feb. 20, to do 22 pushups each. You can join them; click 'more' for details.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENTS ADDRESS GRADUATES

    January 20, 2015

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Two presidents address graduates; Two named women of the Year; Mentorship has global reach. Read the Journal online today.

  • AUDITIONS FOR SPRING THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

    January 20, 2015

    Auditions and interviews for spring shows produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance are set for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Actors, singers and dancers are needed; technicians and stage managers too! Click 'more' for details.

  • STUDENTS READY ROBOTS FOR SPRING COMPETITION

    January 16, 2015

    More than 1,200 students on 54 teams have begin building robots for the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, one of several STEM-focused contests coming to the Cal U Convocation Center this spring.

  • THEY’RE BACK! MEASURES BEGIN TO DISPERSE CROWS

    January 14, 2015

    Flocks of crows have begun congregating on campus, and once again Cal U is taking steps to discourage them from roosting on buildings and in the Quad. Beginning Jan. 15, a natural grape-extract mist may be used to disperse the flocks.

  • WARM UP! REGISTER FOR SUMMER COLLEGE

    January 08, 2015

    Registration for Summer College opens Jan. 20. Summer College offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate courses for Cal U and visiting students. Daytime, evening and online courses are available. Click 'more' to access the full schedule.

  • HELSEL CLOSED JAN. 12 FOR POLICE TRAINING

    January 07, 2015

    Helsel Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 12, for police training exercises. No access by faculty, staff or students will be permitted. Two Cal U police officers will be involved in the training.