News by Category - Current Students


April, 2014

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ROBOTS GEAR UP FOR BOTSIQ FINALS APRIL 25-26

    April 15, 2014

    The brackets are set and 66 teams from 47 schools are preparing to send their custom-built robots into battle! Cal U hosts the 2014 Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ Finals April 25-26 in the Convocation Center.

  • 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.

  • 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, 2014

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 2014

  • 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.

  • 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.


January, 2014

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


December, 2013

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CAL U

    December 18, 2013

    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.

  • CAL U PRESENTS 'TECHNOLOGY TODAY'

    December 13, 2013

    'Technology Today,' a new program presented quarterly by Cal U, airs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on KDKA-TV. This initial episode features a segment with President Geraldine Jones and marks the debut of Cal U's new advertising campaign.

  • THE JOURNAL: MORELLI TO SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT

    December 09, 2013

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Commencement set for Friday and Saturday; Tweets add to campus talk; Grant writers recognized at ceremony. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • WATCH COMMENCEMENTS LIVE ONLINE

    December 04, 2013

    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. Dec. 13; watch undergraduates at 10 a.m. Dec 14.

  • COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS: LAST CALL TO NOMINATE FOR 2013

    December 04, 2013

    Last call for 2013 to nominate Cal U Community Champions. This award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution of time or talent to the University and its students. Nominate your champions today.


November, 2013

  • STUDENT ART SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH JAN. 10

    November 27, 2013

    The Associated Artists of Cal U hosts a student art show beginning with a reception at 5 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Vulcan Gallery. 'Through the Bend of the Breeze' features the work of senior Valerie Herrero.

  • HOLIDAY STUDENT POTTERY SALE SET FOR DEC. 9-11

    November 27, 2013

    The annual Cal U Holiday Student Pottery Sale will be held from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10-11 in the Ceramics Studio, CER 100, near Vulcan Hall.

  • 'INKWELL' FEATURES STUDENT WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY

    November 26, 2013

    View writing and photography from Cal U's talented students in 'theInkwell.' This online publication features poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing, and photo essays from students in various majors at Cal U and nearby universities. Click 'more' to read online.

  • LIBRARY PROMOTES STRESS REDUCTION DEC. 3-5

    November 26, 2013

    Is the thought of finals stressing you out? Stop by the library Dec. 3-5 to relax. A series of programs promoting stress reduction will be available for students, staff and faculty. Click 'more' for an event schedule.

  • THE JOURNAL: PASSHE CHANCELLOR VISITS CAMPUS

    November 18, 2013

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: PASSHE Chancellor makes visit to campus; Events pay tribute to veterans; Climate Survey results show comfort level on campus. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

    November 15, 2013

    Yesterday more than 150 students attended a Campus Talk, and many others posed questions on Twitter. Here is some information on topics addressed during that town hall-style question and answer session.

  • METEOROLOGIST OPENS SPEAKER SERIES NOV. 12

    November 07, 2013

    Fred McMullen, a National Weather Service meteorologist, will open the 2013-2014 Meteorology/Earth Sciences Colloquia series with a talk at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 in Eberly 110.

  • TEACH-IN DISCUSSES AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

    November 07, 2013

    Learn more about the Affordable Care Act, its impact on the health care industry and future goals of the 'ObamaCare' program at a teach-in planned for 11 a.m. Nov. 21 in Duda Hall, Room 103.

  • THE JOURNAL: UNIVERSITY FORGES TIES WITH SLOVAKIA

    November 04, 2013

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: University forges ties with Slovakia; Banners, dinner honor veterans; Softball makes Academic Top 10. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.


October, 2013

  • FORUMS TRANSLATE SURVEY INTO ACTION

    October 31, 2013

    All students, faculty and staff may participate in forums designed to identify two or three key actions that can improve the overall campus atmosphere. Campus Climate Forums are set for Nov. 12, 13 and 14, and Dec. 3 and 4, in Eberly 115.

  • MEET PASSHE CHANCELLOR FRANK T. BROGAN TODAY

    October 30, 2013

    Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, who leads the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, will hold an open forum with the campus community at 11 a.m. today in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • CHOIR SHOWCASES HISTORY OF GOSPEL MUSIC

    October 30, 2013

    The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir will depict the chronology and development of African-American gospel music during 'Transformed-The Musical: The Story of African American Gospel Music' at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24 in the Blaney Theatre.

  • TRIBAL HISTORIAN DISCUSSES CULTURE, MODERN SOCIETY

    October 23, 2013

    Tribal historian and Blackfeet language instructor Klane King will speak at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in Eberly Hall, Room 110. King will discuss traditional culture and how it retains meaning to modern society as part of Cal U's celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

  • BANNER DISPLAY HONORS MILITARY VETERANS

    October 22, 2013

    Outdoor banners honoring service members and military veterans will be available to view through November. The public is welcome to visit campus and view the banners, which recognize men and women who served in all branches of the military.

  • THE JOURNAL: RESIDENCE HALL HONORS COUPLE

    October 21, 2013

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Residence hall will bear couple's names; Conference examines military aid to civilian agencies; Cal U still military friendly. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • RESIDENCE HALL RENAMING HONORS ALUMNI COUPLE

    October 08, 2013

    The campus community is invited to attend a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 at Residence Hall C. The building will be renamed in honor of alumni Ivan '41 and Adelaide Ivill '38 Guesman.

  • THE JOURNAL: POWELL ADDRESSES STUDENTS

    October 07, 2013

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Powell: 'Young will lead in changing the world;' 'Under the Sea' theme for homecoming; President addresses questions at Student Convocation. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • REGISTRATION FOR SPRING CLASSES CONTINUES

    October 04, 2013

    Registration for spring classes continues. Your registration time slot is based on the number of credits you already have earned (not the classes you are taking now). Click 'more' for details, and to see when YOU can register! If you need scheduling assistance, please visit Noss 210.

  • WWE 'PRIME TIME PLAYERS' WRESTLE WITH ISSUES

    October 01, 2013

    Darren Young, the first openly gay pro wrestler in the WWE, joins tag-team partner Titus O'Neil to discuss coming out in college, and in professional sports, during a free talk Oct. 7 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.


September, 2013

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    September 27, 2013

    This week's Fall 2013 Student Convocation was a delightful opportunity to share information with our students. While I recapped much of the information presented to faculty and staff last month, I was able to update my presentation with our final enrollment figures for the fall 2013 semester.

  • HOMECOMING CELEBRATES 'UNDER THE SEA'

    September 26, 2013

    Celebrate Homecoming 2013 with "Under the Sea" festivities, Oct. 7-12 at Cal U. Highlights include the annual Homecoming Parade at noon on Oct. 12, followed by Vulcan football at 3:30 p.m. Click "more" for a full schedule of events.

  • OCT. 1 IS DEADLINE FOR STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT

    September 24, 2013

    Undergraduate and graduate students have until Oct. 1 to apply for the Jesse B. Guttman Student Research Grant. The grant supports research or scholarly projects conducted in collaboration with a full-time faculty mentor. Click 'more' for details.

  • BRYNN MARIE ONSTAGE FOR HOMECOMING

    September 23, 2013

    Rising Nashville star Brynn Marie ('Bandaid on a Bullet Hole') will perform a free Homecoming concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. A former Cal U student, Brynn Marie toured this summer with Pat Benatar and Cheap Trick.

  • COMEDIAN NICK SWARDSON SELLS OUT STEELE

    September 23, 2013

    Laugh out loud with comic actor and standup comedian Nick Swardson, appearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. All tickets have been sold for standup comedian Nick Swardson's show at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • THE JOURNAL: TRUSTEES APPLAUD NEWS OF SURPLUS

    September 23, 2013

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Trustees applaud news of $5.8 million surplus; Internship takes senior to Attorney General's office; Social Equity director's door open. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • BANNERS HONOR VETERANS, SERVICE MEMBERS

    September 17, 2013

    Banners displayed at Cal U will honor individual veterans or military members. The project is organized by the Office of Veterans Affairs. Click 'more' to learn how you can order a banner to be displayed on Cal U’s campus in time for Veterans Day.

  • TODAY: VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE BEGINS AT 10 A.M.

    September 16, 2013

    Students, faculty and staff will have an “open mic” to discuss their views on the importance of voting and concerns about current policy debates during a voter registration drive Sept. 24 in the courtyard outside Natali.

  • STATESMAN IS FOCUS OF CONSTITUTION DAY PROGRAM

    September 11, 2013

    Dr. Michael Hummel will discuss the trademark leadership of former Secretary of State Colin Powell at a Constitution Day program 11 a.m. Sept. 17 in Eberly Hall. Admission is free and the public may attend.

  • LGBTQ ACTIVIST DISCUSSES EQUALITY SEPT. 17

    September 10, 2013

    Award-winning activist Robyn Ochs is an advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality. Hear her speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in Keystone Hall Auditorium, Room 205.

  • TODAY ONLY: YOUR GIFT TO CAL U GOES FURTHER

    September 10, 2013

    The Foundation for Cal U has joined with the Washington County Community Foundation for a Day of Giving. Until 8 p.m. today, your online donation to The Fund for Cal U will be increased by a percentage of a $100,000 match pool.

  • HEALTH FAIR RETURNS TO CAMPUS SEPT. 18

    September 09, 2013

    Students and other members of the campus community can receive health screenings and giveaways at the 26th annual Health Fair, set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18 in the south conference wing of Cal U's Convocation Center.

  • THE JOURNAL: UNIVERSITY DEFICIT ERASED

    September 09, 2013

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: University deficit erased; Cal U welcomes first-year students; Color Guard to escort Powell. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • REGISTER FOR ONLINE M.S. IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    September 03, 2013

    Applications are being accepted for Cal U's new, 100 percent online Master of Science in Business Administration program. Starting in January, the online MSBA program is offered on a full- or part-time basis and can be completed in 12 months.


August, 2013

  • VULCAN FLYERS FOLLOW LABOR DAY SCHEDULE MONDAY

    August 30, 2013

    On Monday, Sept. 2, Vulcan Flyer buses will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with hourly Wal-Mart service from 1-6:30 p.m. There is no express service to lower Vulcan Village. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 3.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    August 27, 2013

    I am pleased to announce that California University ended the 2012-2013 fiscal year without a budget deficit. But to secure our financial recovery, we must continue to seek savings.

  • THE JOURNAL: POWELL ON CAMPUS SEPT. 19

    August 26, 2013

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Powell on campus Sept. 19; Cal U makes list of region's best; Student's Cinderella story in 'People;' STEAM Camp makes learning fun. Click 'more' to read the Journal online.

  • REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR WINTER COLLEGE

    August 22, 2013

    Cal U will offer Winter College courses for current Cal U students and visiting students from other universities. Undergraduate and graduate classes begin Dec. 16 and end Jan. 17. All courses will be delivered 100% online.

  • NEW PRINT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN NOSS HALL

    August 20, 2013

    Beginning in fall 2013, a Print Management System will govern use of all three Noss Hall ICF Open Lab networked printers. Cal U students will receive a $25 credit (about 500 pages) at the start of each semester. Click 'more' for details.

  • COLIN POWELL TO SPEAK AT CONVOCATION CENTER

    August 19, 2013

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will speak at the 2013 Pittsburgh Leadership and Diversity Conference Sept. 19 in the Cal U Convocation Center. Register now for the conference or get a free pass to hear Powell's keynote address.

  • 'MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET' AUDITIONS SET FOR SEPT. 7

    August 12, 2013

    Actors, singers and dancers are needed for this year's holiday production of 'Miracle on 34th Street' at Cal U. Male and female performers of all ages and abilities will be considered. Click 'more' for an audition schedule.

  • FLORIDA HIGHER ED LEADER SELECTED TO LEAD PASSHE

    August 07, 2013

    The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has selected Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the State University System of Florida, to serve as PASSHE's next chancellor.

  • 'BEST IN THE NORTHEAST' FOR 9TH YEAR IN A ROW

    August 06, 2013

    For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Cal U among the best universities in the northeastern United States. This year's profile recognizes Cal U's excellent academics, great facilities and small-town atmosphere.

  • WELCOME NEW STUDENTS ON MOVE-IN DAY, AUG. 23

    August 05, 2013

    Incoming students move into residence halls and begin Cal U for Life New Student Orientation on Aug. 23. Family events from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. include lunch in the Convocation Center. Click 'more' for schedules, a parking map and more.


July, 2013

  • EMPLOYEES, STUDENTS RIDE FREE ON MMVTA BUSES

    July 23, 2013

    Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority now offers bus transportation FREE for all Cal U faculty and staff, as well as students. Employees and students now can ride any route at any time, simply by showing the MMVTA driver a valid CalCard.

  • THE JOURNAL: CAMP ADDS ART TO STEM MIX

    July 22, 2013

    The latest edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines from this week's Journal include: Camp adds art to STEM mix; Trustees tap two as new officers; Fulbright Specialist returns from Russia; Students, alumnus unearth historic foundry. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • PASSHE SETS 2013-2014 TUITION RATE

    July 09, 2013

    The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has approved a tuition increase of $97 per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year. Cal U and other PASSHE schools remain among the lowest-cost option among the state's four-year colleges and universities.


June, 2013

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    June 21, 2013

    Cal U's student-athletes earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.186 for the spring semester. It's a wonderful accomplishment for our student-athletes, and also for the professors, coaches and mentors who teach and support them. I’m pleased to share more news from our athletics program.

  • FALL 2013 DEAN'S LIST

    June 12, 2013

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

  • SPRING 2013 DEAN'S LIST

    June 12, 2013

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


May, 2013

  • THE JOURNAL: HALL'S NAME RECOGNIZES GIFT

    May 13, 2013

    The latest edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines from this week's Journal include: Hall’s name recognizes 'remarkable gift;' Two alumni will address graduates; seniors take third at Freescale; Cal U alumni return for military badge. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • WATCH COMMENCEMENTS LIVE ONLINE MAY 17-18

    May 08, 2013

    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 17; watch undergraduates at 10 a.m. May 18.

  • THE JOURNAL: WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

    May 06, 2013

    The latest edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines from this week's Journal include: Commission for Women adds faculty, staff awards; Princeton Review colors Cal U 'Green;' 'Bots battles spark STEM interest; Tennis nets championship. Click "more" to read the Journal online.


April, 2013

  • SPEAKER DISCUSSES CO-SLEEPING FOR MOMS, INFANTS

    April 30, 2013

    Dr. James McKenna, a leading proponent of mother-infant co-sleeping, will speak at 7 p.m. May 9 in Eberly Hall, Room 110. A Notre Dame professor, McKenna is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep.

  • THE JOURNAL: NEW CHIEF TO LEAD CAMPUS POLICE

    April 29, 2013

    The latest edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines from this week's Journal include: Honors Hall to bear donor's name; New chief to lead campus police; 11 bands on Playbill at Cal U Jazz Festival; Runner cracks PSAC Top 10. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    April 26, 2013

    Accreditation is one way to assure students and their families that our academic programs meet national standards for excellence. I’m proud to announce that a number of programs have been accredited in recent months.

  • THE JOURNAL: STUDENTS PRIMED FOR BIG EVENT

    April 22, 2013

    The latest edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines from this week's Journal include: Students primed for The Big Event; Penguins online auction open; Ready for the badge; Engineering students chase Freescale Cup. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • RESIDENCE HALL WILL BEAR PROFESSOR'S NAME

    April 16, 2013

    A ceremony at 11 a.m. May 3 will rechristen Residence Hall A as the G. Ralph Smith II Honors Hall. The name honors a former English Department professor whose 1.95 million dollar estate will fund scholarships at Cal U.

  • THE JOURNAL: SPARKS TO FLY AT BOTSIQ FINALS

    April 16, 2013

    The latest edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines from this week's Journal include: Mechanical melee: sparks fly at BotsIQ finals; Freescale Cup comes to Cal U; Art, economic forum rescheduled. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY IPAD WINNERS

    April 15, 2013

    Congratulations to Nick Eritz (student), Dori Eichelberger (staff) and Joel Press (faculty). They each won an iPad for participating in the Cal U Campus Climate Survey. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about diversity, inclusion and culture at Cal U.

  • LAST DAY TO BID ON PENGUINS AUCTION ITEMS

    April 12, 2013

    Today is the last day to bid on Penguins autographed memorabilia and fan experiences to support scholarships at Cal U. Click "more" to see what’s on the auction block.

  • ACTIVITIES SPOTLIGHT ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    April 10, 2013

    Faculty and students are 'taking the lead together' in a variety of activities designed to stimulate academic excellence during Academic Excellence Days. Activities will run from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 23-24 on the second floor of the Natali Student Center.

  • STEELERS BASKETBALL GAME SPARKS COACHING RIVALRY

    April 09, 2013

    Interim President Geraldine M. Jones will coach the Cal U All-Stars and her husband, Jeff, will coach the Steelers Footballers Basketball Team at 8 p.m. May 2 in the Convocation Center.

  • THE JOURNAL: KDKA TRAINS CAMERAS ON BOTSIQ

    April 08, 2013

    The latest edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines from this week's Journal include; KDKA trains cameras on this month's BotsIQ Finals; ESPN's Smith headlines hip-hop panel; Workshops explore leadership, public service. Click "more" to read the Journal online.

  • THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    April 05, 2013

    With Honors Convocation on the horizon and Commencement just weeks away, let me take this opportunity to commend out students, faculty and staff for creating a vibrant teaching and learning environment here at Cal U.

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE APRIL 17

    April 03, 2013

    Learn more about Cal U's master's degree programs during an open house from 5-7 p.m. April 17 in the Kara Alumni House. The event is free; registration is requested.

  • JUDGE HEADLINES LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS

    April 01, 2013

    Ohio juvenile court judge Theresa Dellick, known nationally for her youth rehabilitation programs, will deliver the keynote address at "Leadership and Public Service," a series of leadership workshops April 16. The public may attend.

  • THE JOURNAL: BOARD CHANGES JONES' TITLE

    April 01, 2013

    The latest edition of the Cal U Journal is now online. Headlines from this week's Journal include: Board changes Jones' title to 'Interim,' ratifies faculty contract; New VP looks forward to campaign completion; Annual convocation honors top scholars. Click "more" to read the Journal online.


March, 2013

  • NO CLASSES MONDAY, APRIL 1

    March 26, 2013

    No fooling! Changes have been made to the academic calendar. No classes will be held on April 1, final exams start at 4 p.m. May 13 and Reading Day has been eliminated. Click "more" to check the latest academic calendar.

  • ESPN'S STEPHEN A. SMITH HEADLINES CONFERENCE

    March 26, 2013

    Outspoken sports journalist Stephen A. Smith headlines the keynote panel at Cal U's 8th annual Hip-Hop Conference. Smith's talk, at 4 p.m. today in the Convocation Center, is open to the public.

  • JLS SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES MARCH 26

    March 25, 2013

    The speaker series sponsored by the Department of Justice, Law and Society continues with a talk by Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Jacqueline O. Shogan at 11 a.m. March 26 in Eberly Hall, Room 110.

  • PUBLIC FORUM EXAMINES ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ARTS

    March 12, 2013

    The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will present the findings of its "Arts, Culture and Economic Prosperity" study at a rescheduled public forum from 9:30 a.m.-noon April 22 in the Kara Alumni House.