Unwind at the end of the week with live music and a chance to win prizes!
Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
We are hosting our fourth and final virtual music festival on Houla Entertainment’s Facebook Page on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. called FINALS MUSIC FESTIVAL. This event is FREE and will have exciting music by four acts.
Christie Huff Music, who is a country/pop artist, and three artists from The Voice, Dez Duron, Matthew Schuler, and Will Champlin, who also is now known as KillWill.
Prizes are given away after each performance and you will need to register at [email protected] to be in the prize drawings and will need to be present to win.
Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Degy Entertainment is hosting another Friday Night Live! This week’s fun features the Arts Fishing Club, Cameron Bedell, Broseph, and headliners Tyler Hilton, Tyler Farr, and Mike Young from the Eli Young Band!
Student Affairs offers resources to students affected by COVID-19 outbreak
If you are in need of resources related to food, basic utilities, mental health concerns, etc., please contact us at [email protected] or call 724-938-4439. You can also visit one of these ever-growing, ever-changing online resources:
Virtual resources available to students
Cal U Counseling Center Services:
The Cal U Counseling Center therapists are offering distance counseling for ongoing clients who are currently living in Pennsylvania (or whose state allows out-of-state practitioners). For other students, the therapists are offering brief consultations to help locate other resources. Students can call 724-938-4056 to leave a message, or email the therapists: [email protected]; [email protected]; or [email protected] In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 or your county’s emergency number. For more information, visit https://www.calu.edu/news/announcements/view.asp?ID=22977.
The Student Association, Inc. (SAI)
SAI staff are working remotely from home. We are available to answer questions via email. Please email Nicole Arthur at [email protected] and she can direct your question to the appropriate staff member.
Cal U Alumni Podcast on Spotify: http://ow.ly/Xszu50yNYoD
Cal Times FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CalUTimes
CUTV FB: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaUniversityTelevision/
Health & Wellness
Planet Fitness Work-Ins| Daily live streams at 7 p.m. |https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness
Free Library of Planet Fitness Work-Ins – https://www.youtube.com/planetfitness
The Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB.org) is open and has increased operations. If you are out of work without pay, you are eligible to receive food sourced from the state and federal government from a food bank or food pantry in Pennsylvania. This includes service workers who are unable to get shifts or hourly wage employees of non-essential businesses that have voluntarily closed due to COVID-19 mitigation.
You will need to complete an application for supplemental food assistance, and signatures have been temporarily waived due to COVID-19. You will be asked to provide your household size and weekly income level as of the day you apply. Complete income guidelines can be found at agriculture.pa.gov. Please call (724) 632 – 2190 x 107 to verbally complete your Application for Supplemental Food Assistance, or complete online on our sign-up page.
Fayette County Community Action Food Bank:
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/
If you are needing food assistance outside of the areas listed above, please contact
Diane Hasbrouck at [email protected]
PhiredUp is providing free online resources:
Health and Wellness:
Allegheny Health Network: COVID-19 drive through virus testing information: https://www.ahn.org/news/03-18-2020/ahn-to-open-4-drive-collection-sites-covid-19-testing-throughout-western-pa
Internet Archive – Nonprofit library consisting of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Meetings and Podcasts:
Virtual meeting tips: https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5bedc8521b35278d680e478b/5e7251d0760345bb15274d52_Virtual%20Meeting%20Tips%20(Phired%20Up%20%26%20TechniPhi%20FREE%20Resource).pdf
TEAMS also has some features that are helpful for video chatting or even instant messaging. The chat feature has been helpful for quick dialogue throughout the day with colleagues.
Here are two tutorials conference services has found helpful:
YouTube TEAMS instruction video: https://youtu.be/bK6ArmNdseo
Zoom Meeting Application and how to use the conferencing software.
Zoom meetings: https://calu.zoom.us
Email (web client) – https://outlook.com/calu.edu
Office 365 Online https://office.com
Online Library Resources: https://library.calu.edu
Zoom background features using Canva: https://www.canva.com/ to jazz up your zoom meeting backgrounds.
Recreation and Activities:
YMCA – Boot Camp Yoga – 60 FREE online classes. The classes are available at ymca360.org.
No membership is needed to access the classes.
“Madden 20/FIFA 20 eSports Ladder Tournament on IMLeagues: “www.imleagues.com/cup”
Popsugar Fitness: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBINFWq52ShSgUFEoynfSwg
Beginner Bodyweight Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L77b57erQ4M
Fitness Bender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L77b57erQ4M
Down Dog Fitness App: https://www.downdogapp.com/ (completely free until 4/1 or free until 7/1 for students/teachers if you sign up with your school account)
Beginner Flexibility Routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xrDAtykMI
Yoga for Anxiety and Stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJbRpHZr_d0
Yoga for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE
Peloton App: https://www.onepeloton.com/app (free for 90 days)
MyFitnessPal Apps: https://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps
Virtual YMCA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A?app=desktop
blogilates: https://www.youtube.com/user/blogilates/playlists (Full length pilates inspired workouts you can follow along at home)
Sarah’s Day: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR7omILXQ3ZjPDLakbk_OWTFZFh3Odorh (Quick workouts designed to work up a sweat and burn fat)
Additional List of Free or Reduce Services: https://www.militaryspouse.com/news/free-services-during-coronavirus-quarantine/
Find the best place to hike near you: https://www.alltrails.com/us/pennsylvania
Various Parks and Trails in Washington County: https://www.co.washington.pa.us/164/Parks-Recreation (Some parks may be closed as a precaution)
Various Parks and Trails in Fayette County: https://www.fayettecountypa.org/538/Parks-Trails (Some parks may be closed as a precaution)
Venture Outdoors Walks: https://walks.ventureoutdoors.org/?addr=&view=tiles&elev=under100%2Cover100&type=paved%2Cunpaved%2Ctrail&leng=under1%2Cover1&prox=near%2Cmid%2Cfar
Restaurants/Cooking at home:
153 Wood Street, California
680 National Pike W. Brownsville
250 Third Street, California
101 Bridge Street, Brownsville
Foster House II
One Cook Road, Belle Vernon
751 High Street, Brownsville
428 Broad Ave, Belle Vernon
100 Spring Street, Coal Center
Lil’ Joey’s Pizza
420 Old National Pike, Brownsville
Little Bamboo Chinese
311 Tri County Lane, Belle Vernon
384 Old National Pike, Brownsville
634 National Pike E., Brownsville
101 High St. Street, Brownsville
Route 40 Classic
6229 National Pike E., Grindstone
Rye’s Bar & Restaurant
248 Old National Pike, Brownsville
352 Third Street, California
From the Cal U Times:
Cooking at home:
Cheap, easy to make, easy to follow recipes with STEP by STEP instructions, https://www.budgetbytes.com/
Eat well on $4/day free PDF cook book, https://cookbooks.leannebrown.com/good-and-cheap.pdf