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December, 2015

  • 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.

  • 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.


November, 2015

  • 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.


October, 2015

  • 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.

  • 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.


September, 2015

  • 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.


August, 2015

  • '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.

  • 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.


July, 2015

  • 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.


June, 2015

  • 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.

  • 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.


May, 2015

  • 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.


April, 2015

  • 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.

  • 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.


February, 2015

  • 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.

  • 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.


January, 2015

  • 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.

  • 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.


December, 2014

  • WATCH FOR CAL U FACULTY ON THE AIR

    December 19, 2014

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

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CAL U

    December 19, 2014

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

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    December 11, 2014

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

  • THE JOURNAL: LEADERS BUILD BRIDGES

    December 09, 2014

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

  • A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT JONES

    December 03, 2014

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

  • CELEBRATE LIGHT-UP NIGHT IN CALIFORNIA

    December 03, 2014

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


November, 2014

  • EARLY RENEWAL MEANS SAVINGS AT VULCAN VILLAGE

    November 20, 2014

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

  • PERFORMANCES FILLED WITH HOLIDAY SPIRIT

    November 11, 2014

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


October, 2014

  • VISIT CAL U DURING FALL DISCOVERY DAYS

    October 16, 2014

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