News by Category - Families & Parents


April, 2014

  • CAL U AGAIN EARNS ‘GREEN COLLEGE’ DESIGNATION

    April 17, 2014

    For the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has recognized Cal U as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America. Its 'Guide to 332 Green Colleges' hails Cal U's energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.

  • 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.


March, 2014

  • 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.

  • 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.


January, 2014

  • FREE GOLF PROGRAM TEES UP FOR GIRLS AGES 8-10

    January 30, 2014

    Girls ages 8-10 may register now for a free, educational golf program. Students, faculty and staff from Cal U's Professional Golf Management program lead sessions that include golf lessons and other activities. Click 'more' to register.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ATTEND AN ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE EVENT

    December 17, 2013

    Are you ready to apply to Cal U? Have you already been accepted? High school students should plan to attend one of Cal U's spring Academic Open House programs. See what Cal U has to offer!

  • 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.


November, 2013

  • 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.


October, 2013

  • 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.

  • 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.


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.

  • FALL DISCOVERY DAYS CONTINUE NOV. 9

    September 23, 2013

    Just starting to look for a college? Cal U's Fall Discovery Days are exactly what you need. Explore all that Cal U has to offer in one fun, informative program. The next Fall Discovery Day is Nov. 9. Click 'more' for details.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • '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

  • STUDENTS PRESENT 'DEAR EDWINA' AUG. 3

    July 23, 2013

    The Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy will perform a fully staged production of the children’s musical 'Dear Edwina' at 4 p.m. Aug. 3 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

  • 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.

  • KIDS LEARN FROM PROS AT YOUTH GOLF CLINIC

    July 10, 2013

    Young golfers can learn from the pros July 30 at the free California University of Pennsylvania Youth Golf Clinic, part of the 2013 Mylan Classic schedule.

  • SECOND SEEK SUMMER CAMP STARTS JULY 15

    July 08, 2013

    The second session of SEEK, the Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids program, summer camp will begin July 15. Click "more" for a schedule and more information about the program.


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

  • STEAM CREATOR CAMP MEETS AUG. 12-16

    May 24, 2013

    Kids work with apps, robots, comic books and more at a summer camp focusing on STEAM - science, technology, engineering, arts and math. ANSYS Inc. teams up with Cal U to present a FREE camp for students in grades 6-8.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • SIGN-UP NOW FOR NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

    April 24, 2013

    Reserve your preferred day for New Student Registration now. Sessions begin June 10 and continue through the July 13. Click "more" to reserve your spot online and view a schedule of events.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • YOUTH FISHING FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 20

    April 08, 2013

    Young anglers can try their luck when Cal U and the community again collaborate to present the 18th annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival, set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20 at Rotary Park, off Route 88 (Third Street) in California.

  • 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.

  • CAL U HOSTS BOTSIQ FINALS APRIL 19-20

    April 01, 2013

    Students from more than 40 school districts are bringing custom-built robots to the Convocation Center April 19-20 for the regional finals of the annual BotsIQ contest. Come see the robots, and watch KDKA-TV film the contest.

  • 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

  • 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.