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March, 2015

  • HEAR FORENSIC SCIENTIST DR. HENRY LEE

    March 27, 2015

    Renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee gives a free talk April 20 in the Convocation Center. Lee has investigated high-profile cases such as those involving O.J. Simpson, Jon Benet Ramsey and Laci Peterson.

  • ASSOCIATE PROVOST GIVES 'LAST LECTURE' MARCH 31

    March 23, 2015

    As she prepares to retire, Dr. Caryl Sheffield looks back on her remarkable career as a witness to the ongoing quest for racial, gender and social equity. Hear her amazing story at 3:30 p.m. March 31 in the Convocation Center’s north wing.

  • 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.

  • ZANELLA FINISHES 5th IN 1-MILE RUN

    March 04, 2015

    Junior distance runner Jade Alex Zanella finished 5th in the 1-mile finals at the NCAA Division II Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 14.

  • WHAT’S OPEN AND CLOSED AT CAL U?

    March 04, 2015

    The Cal U campus is closed today, March 5. No classes will be held. Vulcan Flyer shuttles will operate until 9:30 p.m. if conditions permit. Click ‘more’ to see what buildings and services are open or closed.

  • POWER OUTAGE PLANNED SUNDAY, MARCH 8

    March 05, 2015

    In order to make electrical repairs, the Facilities Management Department has scheduled a power outage from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Click 'more' to see which buildings will be affected.


February, 2015

  • VULCAN FLYER SERVICE AFFECTED BY WEATHER

    February 18, 2015

    Because of poor road conditions, Vulcan Flyer service may be suspended temporarily this afternoon. Service will resume once roadways are deemed safe for travel.

  • 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!


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.

  • 22 PUSHUPS RAISE SUICIDE AWARENESS

    January 21, 2015

    Reports show that 22 military veterans die by suicide each day. To raise awareness, veterans and ROTC cadets will meet on the Quad at 11:22 a.m. weekdays, from Jan. 22-Feb. 20, to do 22 pushups each. You can join them; click 'more' for details.

  • 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

  • WATCH FOR CAL U FACULTY ON THE AIR

    December 19, 2014

    In the coming days, you’ll see our faculty on television! Watch for Cal U professors in ‘Science of Sports’ TV spots, the weekly ‘Hometown High Q’ quiz show and ‘Technology Today,’ all on KDKA-TV. Click ‘more’ for show times.

  • RETURNING STUDENTS: APPLY AND SAVE ON HOUSING

    December 11, 2014

    Leasing is now open for 2015-2016 University Housing in the residence halls and at Vulcan Village. Apply before Feb. 6 and save $75 on the application fee. Returning students are eligible for priority room selection. Click 'more' for details!


November, 2014

  • STUDENT-MADE POTTERY FOR SALE DEC. 2-4

    November 14, 2014

    Start your holiday shopping early! Members of the Student Pottery Association offer handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and more Dec. 2-4 in the Ceramics Studio, near Vulcan Hall. The sale is open to the public, as well as the campus community.

  • WATCH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES LIVE

    November 01, 2014

    Watch live as Interim President Geraldine M. Jones confers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees at Commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 and 13. Speaker is Emeritus President Dr. John Pierce Watkins, California’s top administrator from 1977-1992.


October, 2014

  • FACULTY EXPLORE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

    October 30, 2014

    The Center of Undergraduate Research hosts Dr. Jenny Olin Shanahan, of Bridgewater State University, an expert in research and creative scholarship for all disciplines. Cal U faculty may register for workshops or attend a plenary lecture.

  • FBI AGENT SPEAKS NOV. 13 IN DUDA HALL

    October 29, 2014

    Special Agent Michael Nealon provides an inside look at careers in the FBI when he speaks at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in Duda Hall. The free event is sponsored by the Forensic Science Club and co-hosted by the Criminal Justice Club.

  • POLITICAL PANEL EXAMINES MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS

    October 29, 2014

    Close races and a battle for party control of the Senate mark the 2014 midterm elections. Explore the reasons behind the results when a popular panel and Jon Delano of KDKA-TV return Nov. 11 for the 2014 Election Analysis Forum.

  • 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.

  • THE JOURNAL: STATE APPROVES NEW PROGRAMS

    October 20, 2014

    A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: State System approves new graduate programs; Emeritus professor focuses on mental health; Cal U again 'Military Friendly.' Read the Journal online today.

  • FRESHMAN THESPIANS STAR IN 'MIDSUMMER/JERSEY'

    October 20, 2014

    First-year students appear in 'Midsummer/Jersey,' a retelling of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night’s Dream' set on the Jersey shore. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31, with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 1 in Blaney Theatre, Steele Hall.

  • STATE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEET TODAY

    October 08, 2014

    Watch the meeting of the State System's Board of Governors live from the headquarters of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Watch the webcast, beginning at 9 a.m. today.

  • STATE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEET TODAY

    October 08, 2014

    Watch the meeting of the State System's Board of Governors live from the headquarters of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Watch the webcast, beginning at 9 a.m. today.

  • ONE-ACTS SPOTLIGHT STUDENT DIRECTORS

    October 01, 2014

    The Cal U Department of Theatre and Dance presents "An Evening of One-Acts" at 8 p.m. Oct. 2-3 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 4. The student-directed short plays will be performed in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall.


September, 2014

  • SPEAKER TO DISCUSS THE SCIENCE OF TORNADOES

    September 24, 2014

    The Meteorology Club speaker series opens with a talk about the science of tornadoes by Dr. P. Grady Dixon, an expert in physical geography and meteorology. The public may attend the free talk at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 in Eberly Hall, Room 120.

  • 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

  • STATISTICS PROGRAMS DEBUT AT CAL U

    August 29, 2014

    Cal U is offering two new mathematics programs beginning this fall: A Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: Statistics, and a statistics minor. Both career-focused programs are designed to give Cal U graduates a competitive edge in the job market.

  • CAL U AMONG 'BEST IN THE NORTHEAST' FOR 10TH YEAR

    August 08, 2014

    For the 10th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Cal U among the best universities in the northeastern United States. Just one-fourth of the nation's colleges and universities received similar recognition.


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.


May, 2014

  • BOCETTI WINS SECOND CONSERVATION AWARD

    May 21, 2014

    Dr. Carol Bocetti, from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, has won her second Recovery Champion award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for her conservation efforts. She has been honored for her work with the Delmarva fox squirrel, which is expected to be removed from the endangered species list.

  • WATCH COMPETITIONS, 'TECHNOLOGY TODAY'

    May 14, 2014

    Forgot to set your DVR? Check out the western Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics Competition and this year's BotsIQ Finals, both held in the Cal U Convocation Center. Or watch the latest episode of 'Technology Today,' presented by Cal U and KDKA-TV.


April, 2014

  • WATCH KDKA-TV VIDEOS FEATURING CAL U

    April 23, 2014

    Watch a KDKA-TV special featuring the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Cal U. Click 'more' to watch now.

  • PROJECT AIMS TO PUT GOOD FOOD IN REACH

    April 22, 2014

    Students in the Master of Social Work program are helping the Republic Food Enterprise Center (RFEC) reach out to area farmers with the goal of making nutritious food more readily available to residents of southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • BIOLOGIST TO LEAD DISCUSSION ON RESEARCH

    April 10, 2014

    Award-winning biologist Dr. Jeffrey Osborn will discuss the benefits of undergraduate research at 3 p.m. April 14 in Duda Hall, Room 103. This talk is part of a daylong discussion that also includes an invitation-only event for faculty and administrators.

  • LIBRARY HONORS FACULTY AUTHORS APRIL 14

    April 02, 2014

    A ceremony at 2 p.m. April 14 in the Manderino Gallery of Fine Art honors those faculty members who have published books within the past five years. Click 'more' for a list of the faculty authors who will be recognized.