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April, 2017

  • HEAR FROM HIP-HOP PIONEER BIG DADDY KANE

    April 12, 2017

    Grammy-winner Big Daddy Kane and WAMO-FM personality Mike Dean will speak at the 12th annual Hip-hop Conference at 4 p.m. April 28 in Morgan Hall Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend 'Hip-hop Don’t Stop: The 40-Year Evolution of DJing, Emceeing and Radio.'


March, 2017

  • THE JOURNAL: ATTORNEY TO ADDRESS SCHOLARS

    March 27, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Attorney to address scholars; Cal U inks agreement with FBI Academy Associates; Mentors go to middle school. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • THE JOURNAL: MPI HONORS SENIOR

    March 06, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Meeting Professionals International honor senior; Robotics event has steam theme; National artist joins gospel choir’s Joyfest. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.


February, 2017

  • SUMMER COLLEGE SIGN-UP NOW OPEN

    February 13, 2017

    Want to advance your education and your career? Registration is now open for Summer College 2017. Cal U offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate courses on-campus and online. Click 'more' for details and a list of Summer College courses.

  • THE JOURNAL: DCJ DEGREE FIRST IN U.S.

    February 06, 2017

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: First in U.S.: Doctor of Criminal Justice; Vulcans continue academic success; WSO audience hears from Cal U. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.


January, 2017

  • A MESSAGE ABOUT THE STATE SYSTEM'S FUTURE

    January 27, 2017

    Board of Governors Chair Cynthia D. Shapira and Chancellor Frank T. Brogan pledge to remain strong advocates for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education as they work to ensure its sustainability. Click ‘more’ to read their message.

  • CAL U ADDS DOCTORATE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    January 26, 2017

    Beginning this summer, Cal U will offer a Doctor of Criminal Justice, the first regionally accredited D.C.J. degree in the United States. Designed for senior-level criminal justice practitioners, this is the second professional doctorate offered at Cal U.

  • BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETS AT 10:30 A.M.

    January 25, 2017

    Click 'more' to watch a live webcast of the quarterly meeting of the Board of Governors for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

  • ON-THE-SPOT DECISION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

    January 11, 2017

    Students looking to transfer to Cal U can get an on-the-spot decision about their acceptance and learn how their credits will transfer to a Cal U program of study. Call for an appointment on Jan. 17, Instant Transfer Admission Day.

  • U.S. NEWS RANKS ONLINE BACHELOR'S PROGRAM NO. 6

    January 10, 2017

    U.S. News and World Report, a recognized leader in college rankings, has ranked Cal U Global Online's bachelor’s degree program No. 6 in the nation. Cal U offers 10 bachelor's degrees 100 percent online.


December, 2016

  • THE JOURNAL: 8TH GRADERS STUDY ENERGY AT SAI FARM

    December 12, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Middle-schoolers study renewable energy at SAI Farm; Alumni are focus for graduation speaker; Students talk with counterparts in Russia. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • SPEAKER IS EXPERT IN ALUMNI RELATIONS

    December 07, 2016

    James Stofan '71, vice president for alumni relations at Tulane University, will be the speaker at Cal U's 183rd Commencement. Graduates receive master's degrees at 7 p.m. Dec. 16, bachelor's and associate degrees at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. Both ceremonies are held in the Convocation Center.


November, 2016

  • GRANT MAKES AID AVAILABLE FOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

    November 21, 2016

    Five students who enroll in the Land Management Certificate program each will receive a $2,000 stipend thanks to a $10,000 grant from The Community Foundation of Fayette County - The Chevron Community Fund. Click 'more' for eligibility details and to request more information.

  • CAL U HONORED AGAIN AS 'MILITARY FRIENDLY'

    November 11, 2016

    Cal U has been recognized as a 2017 Military Friendly School, a designation that recognizes Cal U's service and commitment to military service members, veterans and their families. The University has received the designation each year since 2010.

  • WHO WINS? WATCH ELECTION RESULTS NOV. 8

    November 03, 2016

    Those hard-fought national and statewide campaigns are all leading up to Election Night! Wear your campaign buttons and come watch the election returns at the 2016 Election Watch party. The fun begins at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Natali Student Center's Energy Zone.


October, 2016

  • WATCH THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY LIVE

    October 14, 2016

    Watch a live stream of the investiture ceremony for President Geraldine M. Jones beginning at 1:45 p.m. Click 'more' to view the broadcast now.


September, 2016

  • THE JOURNAL: PRESIDENT EMPHASIZES OPPORTUNITIES

    September 26, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: President emphasizes opportunities; Barnhart named provost; Project revitalizing Pike Run. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • WATCH THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES DEBATE

    September 25, 2016

    Thousands of viewers nationwide are expected to watch the debate between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Witness history in the making! DebateWatch 2016 begins at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Eberly 110.

  • THE JOURNAL: FOOTBALL PLAYBOOK GIVES BACK

    September 12, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Football playbook includes community service; Retired dean to receive Carter Award; Constitution Day panel to discuss conventions, politics. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • 'FINISH LINE' WORKSHOP AIDS ITT TECH STUDENTS

    September 12, 2016

    In response to the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute locations, Cal U is waiving application fees and meeting with students interested in its Finish Line degree completion program. A workshop for ITT students will be held Sept. 19 at Cal U's Southpointe Center in Canonsburg, Pa.

  • CAMPUS CELEBRATES PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

    September 07, 2016

    The campus community and University friends are invited to participate in a weeklong celebration and the formal investiture of Geraldine M. Jones as California University of Pennsylvania's President. Click 'more' for information and schedules.


August, 2016

  • THE JOURNAL: FALL 2016 SEMESTER BEGINS

    August 29, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: President's showcase tops off family day; Fall 2016 semester begins today; Professor creates 'magical' art in Portugal. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.


July, 2016

  • STUDENTS ATTEND NATIONAL POLITICAL CONVENTIONS

    July 13, 2016

    Two Cal U students are witnessing history, one at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the other at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Read their day-by-day reports from The Washington Center's political seminars and 'backstage' at the conventions.


June, 2016

  • REGISTER NOW FOR WINTER COLLEGE CLASSES

    June 29, 2016

    Don't wait until it's too late! Winter College classes can help you stay on track toward graduation, add a minor, complete a dual major or explore an area of interest. Classes begin Dec. 19. Check out the Winter College schedule and register today.

  • STUDENT DELEGATE WORKS TO ENGAGE YOUNG VOTERS

    June 17, 2016

    Cal U student Ellen ‘Mari’ Boyle is Pennsylvania’s student delegate at CollegeDebate16, a national, non-partisan initiative to empower young voters to identify issues and engage peers in the presidential election. Read her blog about the CollegeDebate16 experience.

  • HEAR HISTORY PROFESSOR ON ‘PERFECT’ PODCAST

    June 14, 2016

    Tune into the podcast series "More Perfect," presented by WNYC Studios' Radiolab, and hear the voice of history professor and biographer Dr. Craig Smith. The series' first episode, "Into the Thicket," includes Smith's comments on the late Justice Charles Evans Whittaker.


May, 2016

  • PACT EASES TRANSFER OF LANGUAGE CREDITS

    May 23, 2016

    Students who have earned an associate degree in Modern Standard Arabic at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., now can transfer 45 academic credits toward a bachelor's degree in Arabic Language and Culture at Cal U.

  • ONLINE TUITION DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO VETERANS

    May 17, 2016

    Beginning with the Fall 2016 semester, tuition costs will be discounted for veterans of all U.S. military branches, as well as their spouses and eligible dependents, when they enroll in Cal U Global Online.

  • GLOBAL INITIATIVE SEEKS STUDENTS FROM INDIA

    May 09, 2016

    Cal U is one of six State System universities participating as a full partner in the Pennsylvania Global Education and Business Hub, an initiative to help promote Pennsylvania colleges and universities to students from India.


April, 2016

  • POLITICAL PROFESSIONAL TO ADDRESS GRADUATES

    April 19, 2016

    Political strategist and fundraiser Vanessa DeSalvo Getz, Class of 1993, will address graduating students when Cal U holds is 182nd Commencement. Master's degree candidates receive their diplomas May 6 and undergraduates May 7.

  • MEET AN AIR QUALITY MONITORING SPECIALIST

    April 18, 2016

    Dustin Snare '12, a graduate of Cal U's meteorology concentration, returns to campus to discuss his career as an air quality monitoring specialist. Snare will speak at 5:30 p.m. April 28 in Eberly Hall, Room 120.

  • RESEARCH, WRITING SHOWCASES APRIL 21

    April 12, 2016

    View the work of Cal U scholars from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21 at the 'Strike a Spark' showcase of student and faculty research, scholarship and creativity. Or join the Celebration of Student Writing from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit the Convocation Center for these two free events.

  • THE JOURNAL: SPRING BREAK TAKES STUDENTS TO CUBA

    April 11, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: 'Life-changing' spring break takes students to cuba; Strike a Spark event returns; Forest service honors professor. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • ARTISTS DIG INTO 'GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS'

    April 11, 2016

    The Department of Art and Languages celebrates spring with 'The Garden of Earthly Delights,' an exhibition of student artworks on display April 21-27 in the Vulcan Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. April 21.


March, 2016

  • PROFESSOR HONORED FOR CONSERVATION EFFORTS

    March 31, 2016

    The U.S. Forest Service has honored Dr. Carol Bocetti, a professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and her team for their efforts to save an endangered songbird species. It is Bocetti's second national award for her work with the Kirtland's warbler.

  • AGREEMENT CLEARS PATH TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE

    March 30, 2016

    If you transferred to Cal U from a community college, you may have already earned enough credits to apply for your associate degree. Learn more about how a new agreement among State System schools and 14 community colleges in Pennsylvania makes this possible.

  • ALUMNUS RETURNS TO DISCUSS FILM WRITING

    March 29, 2016

    The English Department welcomes screenwriters Don Ammon '97 and Kristopher Veenis, who discuss screenwriting and the technical side of filmmaking April 13 in Eberly Hall. The trailer for their film 'Summerlings' was shown last fall at the Three Rivers Film Festival.

  • CAMPUS EVENTS INTRODUCES NEW DEPARTMENT

    March 28, 2016

    High school and Cal U students are invited to discover the new Department of Communication, Design and Culture at Cal U. Meet department faculty and alumni at this series of free 'Generation Communication' events beginning April 11.

  • THE JOURNAL: MUSICAL PREMIERES IN STEELE

    March 28, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Student's original musical premieres in Steele Hall; Alumnus will address top scholars at convocation; President candidates introduced. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • STUDENT'S ORIGINAL MUSICAL ONSTAGE APRIL 7-9

    March 28, 2016

    The Department of Music and Theatre presents 'Yet Another Funeral,' an original musical created by commercial music technology major Dominic Carrola. The dark romantic comedy is onstage April 7-9 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Alumni hold a reception on opening night.

  • VULCAN FLYER ON HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

    March 24, 2016

    Although Cal U is open, the Vulcan Flyer shuttle will operate on a holiday schedule during Easter weekend. Bus service on March 25 (Good Friday) will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be no Vulcan Flyer service on Easter, March 27.

  • COLLOQUIA SERIES WELCOMES CLIMATOLOGIST

    March 17, 2016

    The Meteorology Club speaker series welcomes Nolan Doesken, state climatologist for the Colorado Climate Center. Learn more about his work with climate monitoring and long-term climate trends at 5 p.m. March 24 in Eberly Hall, Room 255.

  • THE JOURNAL: WIFI UPGRADE IMPROVES ACCESS

    March 17, 2016

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: WiFi upgrade improves access; Cal U students on primary ballot; Conference focus: sustainable communities. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

  • CAL U HOSTS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MARCH 16

    March 03, 2016

    Cal U welcomes the 2016 Science Olympiad to campus March 16. About 600 students from 42 schools will be on hand for a daylong series of contests in science, technology, engineering and math.


January, 2016