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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.


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.

  • THE JOURNAL: EXPERTS DISCUSS ELECTION

    November 03, 2014

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

  • EXPLORE STEM AT MONTHLY FAMILY PLAY LAB

    November 03, 2014

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


October, 2014

  • THE JOURNAL: STATE APPROVES NEW PROGRAMS

    October 20, 2014

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

  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT CAL U FOR DISCOVERY DAY

    October 16, 2014

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


February, 2015

  • 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.


October, 2014

  • HOMECOMING CELEBRATES UNITED STATES

    October 07, 2014

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

  • THE JOURNAL: STARS SHINE FOR HOMECOMING

    October 06, 2014

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

  • RECOMMEND A VULCAN

    October 03, 2014

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

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

    October 01, 2014

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


September, 2014

  • NOSS LECTURE TOPIC: 'POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH'

    September 23, 2014

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

  • THE JOURNAL: PROFESSOR IS RED CROSS HERO

    September 22, 2014

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

  • GET TICKETS NOW FOR 'OUR SHOWCASE OF STARS'

    September 17, 2014

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

  • FAMILY DAY AT CAL U SET FOR SEPT. 27

    September 09, 2014

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


August, 2014

  • GIRLS CAN GOLF WITH PARENTS AND PEERS

    August 28, 2014

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

  • THE JOURNAL: DINING RETURNS TO GALLAGHER

    August 27, 2014

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

  • GOLD RUSH DINING MOVES TO GALLAGHER HALL

    August 19, 2014

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

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL PLANS OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

    August 15, 2014

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

  • CAL U NIGHT AT PNC PARK SEPT. 12

    August 13, 2014

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