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Posted on September 17, 2014

Our Showcase of Stars
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 10, 2014
Steele Hall Mainstage Theater
View the 2014 Homecoming schedule

Kick off the Homecoming weekend with a night of unforgettable entertainment featuring some of Cal U’s most talented students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Proceeds from Our Showcase of Stars benefit the Student Scholarship Fund for Academics, Arts and Athletics. Admission is FREE for students, $25 for alumni and others.

Among our featured performers are:

  • Singing sensation Brynn Marie, who's touring this fall with bands REO Speedwagon and Heart. Hear Brynn Marie
  • Faculty member, guitarist and recording artist Ken Karsh. Hear Ken Karsh play guitar
  • Mark “Muddy” Whalen, who recently performed his signature up-tempo “vacation music” at the Renaissance Hotel in Pittsburgh. Listen now
  • Singer-songwriter Seamus Hutchens, an up-and-coming guitarist and vocalist now based in central Florida. Listen and download songs
  • Award-winning hammered dulcimer player Adam Sutch. Read about Adam
  • Comedian Regis Whetzel. (Hey, reggae fans! You’ve never seen anything like this!)

The lineup also includes a “house band” of Music Department faculty, along with the University Gospel Choir, pop a cappella groups Vulcanize and Acapella Stella, and bluegrass musicians Sam Stuckey and Jeff Smith. Enjoy a karate demo by international grand champion Matt Reese and performances by members of the Theatre Department and the Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy.

And don't miss the once-in-a-blue-moon performance by a VERY special guest!

Get tickets
Tickets for “Our Showcase of Stars” are available at the door. Admission is FREE for students with a CalCard, $25 for alumni and others. To order tickets in advance (with a credit card), call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-938-5943.

Support Cal U

The President's Showcase: Investing for Tomorrow
5 p.m. Oct. 10, 2014
Convocation Center

Interim University President Geraldine M. Jones invites alumni, employees and friends of Cal U to attend The President’s Showcase: Investing for Tomorrow Oct. 10 in the Cal U Convocation Center.

This signature fundraising event opens at 5 p.m. with an interactive cocktail reception that highlights the spirit of Cal U and showcases student achievements in academics, the arts and athletics. A gourmet dinner follows in the South Wing of the Convocation Center.  

Ticket price of $500 per person includes the reception, dinner and VIP seating at “Our Showcase of Stars” at 7:30 p.m. in Steele Hall Mainstage Theater.

Proceeds benefit the Student Scholarship Fund for Academics, Arts and Athletics.

For reservations or event details, contact Daphne Livingstone at 724-938-5467 or

Our sponsors
California University gratefully acknowledges these sponsors for their participation in The President's Showcase: Investing for Tomorrow: 

  • Myron Boncarosky '63
  • Bill Booker ’74
  • The Eberly Foundation
  • William R. Flinn II ‘68
  • Gatesman + Dave Inc.
  • Paul ’87 and Catherine ’93 Kania
  • Mitch and Cheryl Kozikowski
  • Frank and Michele M. ’69  Mandell
  • Monongahela Valley Hospital
  • T.A. Nelson Bus Lines

  • George Prodan '74
  • Linda ’64 and Harry ’65 Serene
  • Steven ’85 and Lynne ’94 Stout
  • William and Dr. Saundra ’72 Stout
  • President and Mrs. John Pierce Watkins