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News by Category - Prospective Students


April, 2015

  • STUDENTS MAKE AN IMPACT WITH 'BIG EVENT'

    April 23, 2015

    Nearly 400 volunteers worked at 44 community locations April 18 as part of The Big Event. The annual student-led service project aims to make a difference for Cal U’s neighbors and local organizations. Click 'more' to see photos from The Big Event.


March, 2015

  • CAL U, WCCC SIGN REVERSE TRANSFER AGREEMENT

    March 10, 2015

    A new agreement with Westmoreland County Community College allows transfer students to complete their WCCC associate degree while studying toward a bachelor's degree at Cal U.


November, 2014

  • LEARN ABOUT GRADUATE STUDIES AT OPEN HOUSE

    November 12, 2014

    Register now for a an open house sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Meet with faculty and staff to learn about assistantships, scholarships and federal aid that can make grad school affordable. Events are held monthly.


October, 2014

  • NEW SOCIOLOGY: DEVIANCE CONCENTRATION

    October 22, 2014

    A new concentration is available for students seeking careers in child/youth services, mental health or addiction services, corrections/probation and related fields. Click 'more' to learn about the Sociology: Deviance concentration.

  • 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!


March, 2015

  • CAL U HOSTS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MARCH 18

    March 03, 2015

    About 750 middle school and high school students visit campus March 18 for a daylong series of contests in science, technology, engineering and math. Stop by the Convocation Center to see STEM learning in action!

  • 12TH ANNUAL 'MONOLOGUES' ON STAGE MARCH 4-6

    March 02, 2015

    The Women's Center once again marks V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, with a production of Eve Ensler's play 'The Vagina Monologues,' March 4-6 in the Blaney Theatre. Although campus is closed March 5, the show goes on!


February, 2015

  • ONLINE UNDERGRADUATES EARN TIMELY DEGREES

    February 25, 2015

    Nine out of 10 students who begin an online bachelor's degree program at Cal U earn their diploma within six years. That success rate earned Cal U a No. 4 ranking on the U.S. News Short List, published online by U.S. News and World Report.

  • 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!

  • STUDENT ARTISTS GO 'BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS'

    February 05, 2015

    Artworks by current and former students will be displayed on all three floors of Vulcan Hall during 'Back to the Drawing Boards,' a juried award show Feb. 19-20. Two bands are slated to appear at the free opening reception.


January, 2015

  • VISIT CAL U: WE'RE WAITING FOR YOU!

    January 30, 2015

    Prospective students and their families may register now to attend one of two Academic Open House programs remaining this semester. Visitors can tour the campus, meet faculty members and talk with students. Register online now or give Cal U a call.

  • STUDENTS PREPARE FOR ANNUAL STORMFEST

    January 21, 2015

    After a year of planning, nearly 100 Cal U students will present the eighth annual StormFest Feb. 6-7 in collaboration with the Carnegie Science Center. The two-day event at the science center in Pittsburgh offers hands-on activities for kids and adults.

  • 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.


December, 2014

  • STUDENTS PREP FOR WORLD TECH CONFERENCE

    December 09, 2014

    A group of 15-20 Cal U students, all members of the Technology Education Association of California University (TEAC), are preparing to compete at the world's largest conference for technology and engineering educators.


October, 2014

  • JUMP-START YOUR FUTURE AT OCT. 9 CAREER FAIR

    October 07, 2014

    Make connections that can make a real difference in your future! Employers at the Cal U Career Fair are recruiting for internships, co-ops and full-time positions. Click 'more' to see who you can meet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Convocation Center.

  • 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.

  • HEAR THE WEEDRAGS AT COAL BOWL PRE-GAME

    October 01, 2014

    The Weedrags, an Appalachian bluegrass/country band with roots in Washington County, Pa., will present a free concert Oct. 18 before Cal U's annual Coal Bowl football game vs. IUP. The public can join the fun at Roadman Park.


September, 2014

  • 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.

  • REGISTER FOR ONLINE WINTER COLLEGE COURSES

    September 18, 2014

    Students from any university, including Cal U, may register for 100% online classes offered Dec. 15-Jan. 17. Click 'more' to see this year's expanded list of Winter College course options.


August, 2014

  • 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.

  • JAPANESE CULTURE ON DISPLAY AUG. 29-31

    August 05, 2014

    Japanese pop culture and history will be celebrated Aug. 29-31 when Cal U hosts the KuroKiiro Festival, organized by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society. The festival includes educational workshops, a talent show and costume display.


July, 2014

  • NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BEGINS THIS FALL

    July 28, 2014

    Students may register now for a new bachelor's degree program in Environmental Studies: Natural Resource Management and Policy. This interdisciplinary program prepares students for jobs in the oil and gas industry. Click ‘more’ to see a video.

  • CAL U PREPARES TO WELCOME NEW STUDENTS

    July 10, 2014

    First-year students will move in to University Housing during the week of Aug. 17-22. Vulcan Village residents arrive throughout the week. Move-In Day activities are planned for Aug. 22, when new students arrive at main-campus residence halls.

  • PASSHE BOARD APPROVES MODEST TUITION INCREASE

    July 08, 2014

    The Board of Governors for the State System of Higher Education has approved a modest tuition increase for the 2014-2015 academic year. The $198-a-year increase matches the rate of inflation and keeps Cal U's tuition among the most affordable in the state.


June, 2014

  • CAL U STUDENTS SHARE TRAVELS IN TURKEY

    June 18, 2014

    Eight Cal U students and psychology professor Dr. Rebecca Regeth have returned from a 10-day visit to Turkey. Click 'more' to read a day-by-day account of their travels.

  • THE JOURNAL: GRADUATES STEP INTO THE FUTURE

    June 17, 2014

    A new edition of the Journal is available online. Headlines from the latest Journal include: Graduates step off the stage, into the future; Vulcans earn Dixon Trophy; Bocetti honored as Recovery Champion. Click “more” to read the Journal online.


May, 2014

  • NEW 'GATEWAY' HELPS JOB SEEKERS

    May 29, 2014

    Here's a tip: Recent graduates of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities, including Cal U, can use Web-based JobGateway application offered by the state Department of Labor and Industry as part of their job search.