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April, 2017

  • CATCH UP! REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES APRIL 24-25

    April 20, 2017

    Students who have not yet registered for fall classes MUST complete their registration as soon as possible. Take care of business at a one-stop registration session! Stop by the Natali Performance Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24 or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25.

  • MOTHER’S DAY SHOPPING BEGINS AT POTTERY SALE

    April 12, 2017

    The annual spring student pottery sale will be held May 1-3 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. The sale, which offers handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more, is open to the public, as well as the campus community

  • SATIRICAL DRAMA ONSTAGE APRIL 27-29

    April 12, 2017

    The Department of Music and Theatre concludes its spring 2017 theater season with 'Clybourne Park,' a satirical drama. Showtime is 7 p.m. April 27-28, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 29 in Steele Hall’s Mainstage Theatre.

  • NEW SERVICE: ORDER TRANSCRIPTS 24/7

    April 12, 2017

    Students and alumni now can order official transcripts at any time, every day of the year, using a credit card. Beginning today, the new TranscriptsPlus service is now available.

  • SHUTTLES MODIFY SCHEDULES APRIL 14-17

    April 10, 2017

    Vulcan Flyer shuttles will be operating on a modified schedule from Friday, April 14, through Sunday, April 16. Click to see the modified hours. There will be NO SERVICE April 16 (Easter). Regular service resumes at 7 a.m. Monday, April 17.


March, 2017

  • AUTHOR DISCUSSES COMBAT TOUR IN AFGHANISTAN

    March 27, 2017

    U.S. Army veteran Sean Parnell, author of 'Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan,' will give a free talk from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 13 in Manderino Library. The public may attend; military veterans are especially welcome.

  • CAL U NAMED 'VOTER FRIENDLY CAMPUS'

    March 22, 2017

    Cal U is one of just seven Pennsylvania universities, and only 83 schools nationwide, to be designated a Voter Friendly Campus for its efforts to inform student voters, engage them in the election process, and encourage them to register and vote.

  • VULCAN FLYERS 'OFF DUTY' FOR SPRING BREAK

    March 07, 2017

    Vulcan Flyers will NOT be operating during spring break. Service ends at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, and resumes with limited weekend service March 18-19. Full service resumes Monday, March 20. Click ‘more’ for the complete schedule.


February, 2017

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    February 09, 2017

    This is our moment to define a strong and distinctive identity for our University. Our longstanding special mission in science and technology can guide our way forward as we re-engineer Cal U for a new generation.


January, 2017

  • CAL U ADDS DOCTORATE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    January 26, 2017

    Beginning this summer, Cal U will offer a Doctor of Criminal Justice, the first regionally accredited D.C.J. degree in the United States. Designed for senior-level criminal justice practitioners, this is the second professional doctorate offered at Cal U.

  • THE JOURNAL: DEPLOYED SOLDIER AMONG GRADUATES

    January 23, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Deployed soldier among winter graduates; Speaker explores roots of racism; Online bachelor program no. 6. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • VULCAN FLYER, SHOPPERS SHUTTLE SERVICE RESUMES

    January 17, 2017

    Students returning to campus for the spring semester can ride the Vulcan Flyer bus between the upper and lower campuses, and take the Shoppers Shuttle to the Walmart Supercenter. Service is limited Jan. 20-22. Full service begins Jan. 23.

  • FALL 2016 DEAN'S LIST

    January 13, 2017

    The Fall 2016 dean's list at Cal U recognizes undergraduate students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS CHALLENGE, DELIGHT

    January 11, 2017

    During Black History Month, Cal U confronts the pervasive problem of racism, remembers the giving spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrates African-American culture, visual and performing arts, music and food. Click 'more' for Black History Month events and activities.


December, 2016

  • BEST WISHES FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

    December 15, 2016

    University President Geraldine Jones and her husband, Jeff, send their warmest wishes to California University’s students, faculty, staff and friends. Click ‘more’ to view their holiday greeting card online.

  • SPEAKER IS EXPERT IN ALUMNI RELATIONS

    December 07, 2016

    James Stofan '71, vice president for alumni relations at Tulane University, will be the speaker at Cal U's 183rd Commencement. Graduates receive master's degrees at 7 p.m. Dec. 16, bachelor's and associate degrees at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. Both ceremonies are held in the Convocation Center.


November, 2016

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    November 11, 2016

    It is time to set aside our political differences and focus on all that unites us. We expect every member of our campus community to act with integrity, treat others with civility, and take responsibility for the safety and well-being of ourselves and those around us.

  • CAL U HONORED AGAIN AS 'MILITARY FRIENDLY'

    November 11, 2016

    Cal U has been recognized as a 2017 Military Friendly School, a designation that recognizes Cal U's service and commitment to military service members, veterans and their families. The University has received the designation each year since 2010.

  • THE JOURNAL: NEW HOUSING OPEN FOR COMMUTERS

    November 07, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: New housing open for commuters; Students back in class after strike; Experts to dissect election outcomes. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.


October, 2016

  • FAMILIES GET HELP WITH FAFSA AID APPLICATIONS

    October 31, 2016

    Experts from the Financial Aid Office provide free, personalized assistance for families of college-bound students who are completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA. Click 'more' to register for FAFSA Night at Cal U on Nov. 15.

  • POLITICAL PANEL TO EXAMINE ELECTION RESULTS

    October 28, 2016

    Why did America vote as it did? What do the 2016 election results tell us? Find out when the American Democracy Project hosts a panel of political experts and Jon Delano of KDKA-TV. The Election Analysis Forum on Nov. 15 is open to the public.

  • ATTENTION, SHOPPERS! SHUTTLE GOES TO WALMART

    October 27, 2016

    The free Shoppers Shuttle takes students, faculty and staff from campus to the Walmart Supercenter in West Brownsville and back again. Regular runs are scheduled Monday through Saturday as an extension of the Vulcan Flyer service. Click 'more' for the schedule.

  • MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT ON ELECTION DAY

    October 26, 2016

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Make your vote count! Click 'more' to read nonpartisan guides to key candidates' positions, learn what a 'third party' vote can mean, find your polling place and see what ID you should bring to the polls.

  • STRIKE ENDS: A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JONES

    October 21, 2016

    Classes resume on Monday. As a campus community our job now is to come together with mutual respect, and in the spirit of our core values - Integrity, Civility and Responsibility.

  • 'WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN' OPENS OCT. 27

    October 18, 2016

    Conjure the mystery of the swamp when the Department of Music and Theatre presents 'Wiley and the Hairy Man,' a theatrical adventure suitable for the entire family. Showtime in Steele Hall's Blaney Theatre is 7 p.m. Oct. 27-28, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 29.

  • FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IS 'MUST-WATCH' TV

    October 12, 2016

    The nation is talking about the presidential debates! Join us for the final DebateWatch party of this election season at 9 p.m. Oct. 19 in Eberly Hall, Room 110. We'll watch the live broadcast from the University of Nevada and discuss the candidates' positions on the issues.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

    October 10, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Special events celebrate Presidential Inauguration; Homecoming has carnival atmosphere; 'Concussion' author to share insights. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • HOMECOMING 2016 HAS 'CARNIVAL' THEME

    October 06, 2016

    Come to the 'Carnival" -- Cal U's Homecoming events are continuing as planned! Highlights include an alumni Picnic on the Patio, the annual Homecoming Parade at noon Oct. 22, followed by Vulcan football at 3 p.m. Click 'more' for a full schedule of events.

  • COMMUNITY INVITED TO FREE INAUGURAL EVENTS

    October 05, 2016

    Celebrate Cal U's presidential inauguration by attending a free event! Various Cal U departments give talks and performances from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, Oct. 10-12, in the Natali Student Center. Students, employees and our California neighbors are invited. Click 'more' for a schedule.

  • LAMBDA BRIDGES TO HOST TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST

    October 04, 2016

    As part of its celebration of LGBT History Month, Cal U's Lambda Bridges LGBTQA Programs Office will sponsor two presentations Oct. 11 by Mischa Haider, an applied physicist at Harvard University and a transgender activist. The program is free.


September, 2016

  • WATCH THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OCT. 4

    September 28, 2016

    More than 80,000,000 viewers watched the presidential candidates face off in a televised debate. Now see what the vice presidential contenders Tim Kaine and Mike Pence have to say. Join the watch party at 9 p.m. Oct. 4 in Eberly Hall, Room 110.

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENT EMPHASIZES OPPORTUNITIES

    September 26, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: President emphasizes opportunities; Barnhart named provost; Project revitalizing Pike Run. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • THEATRE DEPT. PRESENTS 'AN EVENING OF CREATIVITY'

    September 22, 2016

    The fall theater season opens with "An Evening of Creativity," including the one-act play "Long Ago and Far Away." Showtime in Steele Hall's Blaney Theatre is 7 p.m. Sept. 29-30, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 1.

  • HEAR FROM 'CONCUSSION' AUTHOR AT OCT. 20 TALK

    September 22, 2016

    The Noss Lecture Series presents a conversation with award-winning writer Jeanne Marie Laskas. Her book 'Concussion' focuses on the Pittsburgh doctor who uncovered the effect of repeated head trauma on NFL players. The free talk Oct. 20 includes a book-signing session.

  • CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERT SPEAKS SEPT. 23

    September 13, 2016

    Dr. Michael Mann, an expert in climate change, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Eberly Hall 110 as part of the Cal U Meteorology Club's fall speaker series. Mann is the co-author of 'The Madhouse Effect,' which addresses the hot-button environmental issue.

  • THE JOURNAL: FOOTBALL PLAYBOOK GIVES BACK

    September 12, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Football playbook includes community service; Retired dean to receive Carter Award; Constitution Day panel to discuss conventions, politics. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • 'DAY OF GIVING' SUPPORTS CAL U STUDENTS

    September 12, 2016

    Help Cal U students by participating in the Washington County Community Foundation’s annual Day of Giving on Sept.13. A portion of the $100,000 'bonus pool' of funds helps your donation go even further. Click 'more' for links and details.

  • CONVENTIONS SPOTLIGHTED ON CONSTITUTION DAY

    September 09, 2016

    Hear firsthand accounts of the Democratic and Republican national conventions, and a convention focused on millennials' concerns, when Cal U marks Constitution Day, Sept. 16. Two panel presentations in the Natali Student Center are open to the entire campus community.

  • HEALTH FAIR MIXES EDUCATION WITH FUN

    September 07, 2016

    Educate yourself about health and wellness at the 29th annual health fair Sept. 21 in the Convocation Center. Giveaways, screenings, entertainment and more are part of this 29th annual event, which is open to the campus community and to the public.

  • VETERANS GATHER TO WATCH TELEVISED FORUM

    September 06, 2016

    The Cal U Veterans Club hosts a watch party Sept. 7 for the MSNBC/IAVA Commander in Chief Forum. Service members, veterans, Cal U students and the public watch the broadcast together as presidential candidates address national security concerns.

  • SEPT. 7 'TOWN HALL' LOOKS AT STUDENT ISSUES

    September 06, 2016

    Join us Sept. 7 for the CollegeDebate16 'College Convention,' a 90-minute town hall meeting streamed live to universities across the country. Cal U student Mari Boyle is a delegate to CollegeDebate16, which will suggest topics for the presidential candidates to debate.

  • EXPLORE 'TREASURES' AT PRESIDENT’S SHOWCASE

    September 02, 2016

    Uncover Cal U's 'Hidden Treasures' on Family Day, Sept. 17, at the President's Showcase. View seldom-seen items from the University's archives at the 5 p.m. reception, or enjoy performances by our talented students, faculty and staff at 7:30 p.m. in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • FAMILY DAY ACTIVITIES GO ON RAIN OR SHINE

    September 02, 2016

    Students share their Cal U pride with parents, siblings, relatives and friends on Family Day, Sept. 17. A full slate of activities includes music, field day activities, a Family Fun Zone, Vulcan football and the popular talent showcase. Click ‘more’ for a schedule.


August, 2016

  • VULCAN PARKING GARAGE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    August 30, 2016

    The Vulcan Parking Garage is temporarily closed to ALL vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Only authorized personnel are permitted to enter the garage while an independent safety review is conducted. Click 'more' for an update on this issue.

  • THE JOURNAL: FALL 2016 SEMESTER BEGINS

    August 29, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: President's showcase tops off family day; Fall 2016 semester begins today; Professor creates 'magical' art in Portugal. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • AUDITIONS SEPT. 10 FOR 'HAPPY ELF' HOLIDAY SHOW

    August 29, 2016

    Actors, singers and dancers are needed for this year's holiday production of 'The Happy Elf,' based on the song by singer-songwriter Harry Connick Jr. Performers ages 5 and older may audition Sept. 10 in Steele Hall. Click 'more' for audition schedule.

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    August 26, 2016

    Welcome to 2016-2017 academic year! Freshmen from 330 high schools are joining our Cal U family this fall. We begin the semester with 13 new tenure-track faculty members and permanent leadership in the Office of Academic Affairs. Click 'more' to read the full message.

  • MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: REGISTER TO VOTE

    August 22, 2016

    The American Democracy Project at Cal U encourages students to register, educate themselves and cast a ballot on Election Day. Voter registration materials are available through Oct. 11, the registration deadline. Click 'more' to read info for student voters.

  • NEW APP PUTS CAL U INFO AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    August 22, 2016

    Find your way around campus. Look up your course schedule. Check out campus news and social media, or link to D2L — all from your smartphone. See what you can do with myCALU, the official Cal U app, available free for iOS and Android devices.

  • READY, SET, GO! MOVE-IN DAY IS AUG. 26

    August 01, 2016

    Cal U welcomes new students to main-campus residence halls on Aug. 26. Move-In Day is the start of the three-day Cal U for Life New Student Orientation. Returning students move in Aug. 27-28, and fall semester classes start Aug. 29.


July, 2016

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    July 18, 2016

    The 2016-2017 tuition rate for all 14 State System schools has been approved by the PASSHE Board of Governors. Cal U and its “sister” institutions are your most affordable option among all four-year colleges and universities in the state.


June, 2016

  • SPRING 2016 DEAN'S LIST

    June 20, 2016

    The Spring 2016 dean's list at Cal U recognizes undergraduate students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher this semester.


April, 2016

  • ROBOTS BATTLE MAY 21 IN THE CONVOCATION CENTER

    April 29, 2016

    The National Robotics League holds its national competition May 20-21 in the Convocation Center. More than 600 students representing seven states and Puerto Rico are expected to compete. The public is welcome to watch the sparks fly during the 'bots battles on May 21.

  • DOGGED BY STRESS? VISIT THE LIBRARY

    April 25, 2016

    As the semester winds down, Manderino Library celebrates Stress Relief Week with a therapy dog visit, a bring-your-own-dog Puppy Party, free pizza, massage therapy, meditative coloring, board games and more. Unwind, de-stress and get ready to face exams!

  • STUDENTS HOLD POTTERY SALE APRIL 26-28

    April 19, 2016

    Cal U's annual spring sale of student-made pottery will be held April 26-28 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.

  • POLITICAL PROFESSIONAL TO ADDRESS GRADUATES

    April 19, 2016

    Political strategist and fundraiser Vanessa DeSalvo Getz, Class of 1993, will address graduating students when Cal U holds is 182nd Commencement. Master's degree candidates receive their diplomas May 6 and undergraduates May 7.

  • MEET AN AIR QUALITY MONITORING SPECIALIST

    April 18, 2016

    Dustin Snare '12, a graduate of Cal U's meteorology concentration, returns to campus to discuss his career as an air quality monitoring specialist. Snare will speak at 5:30 p.m. April 28 in Eberly Hall, Room 120.

  • RESEARCH, WRITING SHOWCASES APRIL 21

    April 12, 2016

    View the work of Cal U scholars from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21 at the 'Strike a Spark' showcase of student and faculty research, scholarship and creativity. Or join the Celebration of Student Writing from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit the Convocation Center for these two free events.

  • A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    April 11, 2016

    I am confident that California University's future is bright, I appreciate the opportunity to continue working on behalf of this remarkable institution and its students, faculty and staff.


March, 2016

  • ALUMNUS RETURNS TO DISCUSS FILM WRITING

    March 29, 2016

    The English Department welcomes screenwriters Don Ammon '97 and Kristopher Veenis, who discuss screenwriting and the technical side of filmmaking April 13 in Eberly Hall. The trailer for their film 'Summerlings' was shown last fall at the Three Rivers Film Festival.

  • CAMPUS EVENTS INTRODUCES NEW DEPARTMENT

    March 28, 2016

    High school and Cal U students are invited to discover the new Department of Communication, Design and Culture at Cal U. Meet department faculty and alumni at this series of free 'Generation Communication' events beginning April 11.

  • THE JOURNAL: MUSICAL PREMIERES IN STEELE

    March 28, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Student's original musical premieres in Steele Hall; Alumnus will address top scholars at convocation; President candidates introduced. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.