Author's Work Based in Mon Valley
Paul Hertneky, author of Rust Belt Boy: Stories of An American Childhood, will present a lecture and reading from 11 a.m.- noon on March 29 in the Old Main Hall Chapel.
Arcade Theme Powers FIRST Robotics Contest
More than 50 teams from nine states, as well as teams from China and Taiwan, will drive their 120-pound, custom-built robots across the playing field March 22-24 in the Convocation Center at California University of Pennsylvania.
Graduate School Holds Two Open Houses
On March 21, California University's School of Graduate Studies and Research will hold the first of two open house events from 6-8 p.m. in Kara Alumni House, on campus.
Political Expert Returns to Cal U to Discuss Midterms
Alan Abramowitz, the Alben W. Barkley professor of political science at Emory University, returns to campus to discuss "Will the Democrats Catch a Wave? The Outlook for the 2018 Midterm Elections."
Continuing Education in Counseling
The Department of Counselor Education and the Master of Social Work program are offering free professional development opportunities for counselors, psychologists and social workers.
Wild Game Dinner March 24
Cal U’s student chapter will host its 21st annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Richeyville (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Friend Sets Record, Earns All-America Status
California University of Pennsylvania senior Julie Friend earned First-Team All-America honors and reset her own school record in the 3,000-meter run on Saturday night during the final day of the NCAA Championships.
Celebration Marks Women's History Month
The Cal U community gathered to celebrate Women's History Month at the ninth annual "A Celebration of Women" banquet on March 5 at the Convocation Center. "Women's History Month is an opportunity to highlight the contributions women have made to our nation's past and to contemporary society," University President Geraldine M. Jones said in opening remarks.
600 Students Compete in Regional Science Olympiad
Nearly 600 students from 43 Pennsylvania schools visited campus March 7 as Cal U hosted the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad's Southwest Regional. Middle school and high school students from 13 different counties used their skills in science, technology, engineering and math to compete in a variety of challenges.
Cal U Plans Seminars for Legal Professionals
Seminars will be held April 26 and 27 at Cal U's Southpointe Center in Canonsburg, Pa. Each is approved for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (PACLE) credits.
Cal U Featured March 11 on 'Infinite Opportunities'
A video visit to campus will air as part of public affairs program highlighting Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
Cal U Earns Sixth Seed in Regional Tournament
he California University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team earned the sixth seed as an at-large selection in the upcoming Atlantic Regional in the NCAA Tournament.
Runner to Compete at NCAA Championships
Julie Friend will compete in the 3,000-meter run at the 2018 NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday, March 10, in Pittsburg, Kan.
Gospel Artist Lamar Cambell Headlines Joyfest 2018
Nationally known gospel artist Lamar Campbell will be the featured performer when Cal U's Young and Gifted Gospel Choir hosts its annual Joyfest gospel concert.
Sophomore Reigns in Rodeo
California University of Pennsylvania sophomore Danielle Thompson is traveling the United States to promote one of her favorite hobbies -- rodeo.
'Almost, Maine' opens March 1
Department of Music and Theatre presents tales of the life-altering power of the human heart.
Bunches of 'Bots at Cal U This Spring
Students will be on campus beginning March 17 for competitions designed to test teamwork and mechanical skills.
New Date Set for Black History Month Event
"Long Live Their Legacy: A Celebration of Negro League Baseball," a Black History Month event, has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 23 in Duda Hall, Room 103.
Dunn Named Donor Recruiter Rookie of the Year
California University of Pennsylvania head coach Gary Dunn was recently honored by The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation at the 2018 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Cal U Grad Goes for Gold at 2018 Winter Olympics
Matt Antoine, a 2009 Cal U graduate, goes for the gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics as a member of the U.S. men's skeleton team.
Summer College Registration Begins
Registration opens Feb. 19 for Summer College at Cal U. Students who attend any college or university, including the 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, have a choice of more than 200 credit courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
Cal U Names Head Women's Soccer Coach
With head coaching experience at all three NCAA divisions, Pete Curtis has been announced as head coach for the California University of Pennsylvania women's soccer program.
Black History Month Event Postponed
"Long Live Their Legacy: A Celebration of Negro League Baseball," a Black History Month event scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 7 in Duda Hall, Room 103, has been postponed due to weather. A new date will be announced.
Harlem Globetrotters: The Game Is ON!
Creativity in the Arts on Display in Manderino
Cal U is hosting the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Work from students in grades 7-12 is on display in Manderino Library through Feb. 18.
Three selected for Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame
Three individuals will comprise California University of Pennsylvania's 23rd Athletic Hall of Fame class. The 2018 inductees are Inga Chilingaryan-Babakhanyan ´07, ´08, ´09 (women's tennis), Joe Ruggiero (football), and Ishmieal Kamara (men's basketball).
Cal U signs agreements with LECOM
California University of Pennsylvania has approved Early Acceptance Program agreements with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), creating pathways to careers in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy or dental medicine for Cal U biology students.
Basketball Games on PCN Jan. 27
Through a partnership with CUTV and PCN, the basketball doubleheader between California University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Convocation Center will be broadcasted live throughout the state on PCN.
Cal U Impacts Super Bowl LII
While neither team's uniforms will be Vulcans red and black, Cal U will have an impact on the field and behind the scenes when the Philadelphia Eagles try to dethrone the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Data Science Program Approved
Cal U will be adding a new undergraduate degree to its academic lineup this fall: The B.S. in Statistics and Data Science was approved Jan. 25 by the Board of Governors for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
Black History Month event explores Negro League Baseball history
As part of Cal U's Black History Month celebration, Josh Gray, Pittsburgh Pirates' community outreach coordinator, will present "Long Live Their Legacy: A Celebration of Negro League Baseball," at 1 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Duda Hall, Room 103.
Governor Knows Cal U Is ALL IN
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has sent a letter of congratulations to Cal U noting its achievement in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
Fall 2017 Dean's List Announced
California University of Pennsylvania is announcing its Dean's List for the 2017 Fall Semester.
Interim Deans Appointed
Cal U appoints two faculty members to serve as interim deans during a national search to fill the positions.
183 Student-Athletes On Academic Honor Roll
A total of 183 California University of Pennsylvania student-athletes, representing all sports (fall, winter and spring), have been named to the Fall 2017 edition of the Athletic Director Honor Roll. Overall, the Vulcans posted a cumulative GPA of 3.152 last semester, while 36 student-athletes boasted a perfect 4.00 GPA.
Head Start for Chiropractors
Cal U now offers dual degree programs in conjunction with three of the nation's top chiropractic colleges.
A Message from Geraldine Jones
It takes all of us working together to move this University forward - and those efforts are beginning to pay off. Read the good news about our enrollment projections, University budget, Strategic Enrollment Plan progress, campus renovations and more.
New Dean of Eberly College
Dr. Brenda Fredette on campus at Cal U.
View Photos from Commencement
Alumnus Jack Zduriencik, a former baseball executive, spoke to graduates at Cal U's 185th Commencement. Watch a video of the Commencement ceremony and view photos of the event.
Runner Earns All-American At Nationals
Senior Julie Friend earned All-American honors as the women's cross country team finished an outstanding season by placing 25th overall at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Evansville, Ind.
Seminars Focus on Work and Family Law
Registration is open now for continuing education seminars presented by the Institute for Law and Public Policy. Noted attorneys discuss workplace issues, bankruptcy, alternative dispute resolution and custody. The PACLE-approved seminars are set for Dec. 13-14 at Cal U's Southpointe Center.
Student Prints on Exhibit Dec. 7-10
The Department of Art and Languages hosts "I Ink Therefore I Am," an exhibition and sale of student prints. An opening reception will take place from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 7. Artwork is on display from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8-10 in the Vulcan Gallery.
Two Seniors Selected as Students of the Year
The President's Commission for the Status of Women has selected two seniors as the Fall 2017 Students of the Year. Dre Ceja and Lacy McKenzie were honored at a luncheon Dec. 5 for their work on behalf of women at cal U and in the community.
Save Now on Tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters bring their fast-paced, family-friendly 2018 World Tour to the Convocation Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Order tickets online before 10 p.m. Dec. 7 to save 30 percent, or buy (with cash only) at Natali Student Center.
Storytelling Project Marks Fifth Anniversary
Honors Program students will present digital stories of the Mon Valley at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Performance Center. This is the fifth anniversary of the storytelling project, a collaboration between Cal U and the Heinz History Center.
Football Season Ends
The football team's 2017 season ended with a 40-31 loss at Assumption (Mass.) College on Nov. 18 in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs
Poster Session Showcases Research
Students present research, creative endeavors and class projects at the annual fall semester poster session sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research.
Cal U Senior Selected for AAUW Advisory Council
Cal U senior Shaina Hilsey has been selected as a member of the 2017-2018 American Association of University Women Student Advisory Council. As a member, she will participate in campus activism projects and advise the AAUW on student issues.
Holiday Shopping Begins at Pottery Sale
Take your holiday shopping list to the Student Pottery Sale, set for Dec. 11-13 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. Handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more make great holiday gifts. The sale is open to the public, as well as the campus community.