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Unmasked: Why certain Cal U statues are now wearing masks

The statue of philanthropist and businessman Robert Eberly outside of Manderino Library and the Vulcan statue on the Cal U campus Quad have each been fitted with a mask to remind all of us to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kaitlyn Collins, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

Recently, face masks have appeared on certain statues around Cal U’s campus. The Vulcan statue, which stands in the Quad, and the statue of Robert Eberly, located outside of the Manderino Library, are both geared up in giant face masks that cover their mouths and noses. The red color of the ...

Virtual Memorial held for Jamain “Juice” Stephens

Jamain Stephens

Tom Caton, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2020

“Today we come together as a community to remember and celebrate the life of Jamain Stephens,” was the opening of statement of Dr. Karen Hjerpe, athletic director at California University of Pennsylvania, as she thanked and welcomed guests who attended the virtual memorial ceremony to honor the late...

California University of Pennsylvania collaborates with both Clarion and Edinboro to expand high-quality educational opportunities for students

Cal U, Clarion University and Edinboro University integrating to form higher education

Cal U Communications

September 16, 2020

California, Clarion and Edinboro universities are forming a partnership that could change the face of higher education in western Pennsylvania. Under the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s plan for System Redesign, the universities will affiliate and build on their institutional strengths...

First-year students adjust to online learning at Cal U

First-year students Sarah Tinker, Masontown, Pa. and Taylor Tubbs, Smithfield, Pa. at a  California University of Pennsylvania

Veonna King, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

This fall, students are experiencing a unique and virtual semester due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Aug.6, Cal U President Geraldine M. Jones announced that University will operate remotely in the fall semester. However, while the campus remains closed, Vulcan Village will be open for stude...

California University of Pennsylvania posts modest enrollment increases

California University of Pennsylvania’s Old Main building.

Cal U Communications

September 16, 2020

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, enrollment at California University of Pennsylvania has increased slightly this fall, compared to last year. Cal U’s total Fall 2020 headcount is 6,885, an increase of 0.63% – or 43 students – over last fall’s total. The student populati...

California Borough adopts emergency ordinance requiring face masks and limits social gatherings

The municipal building of California Borough on Third Street in California, Pa. on Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2020.

Cal Times

September 16, 2020

As of Thursday, an emergency ordinance of the California Borough has been put in place until further notice. This ordinance is the response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and aims to protect the health of citizens along with clarifying the requirements surrounding daily life. Those (person, business,...

Decision 2020: The State of the Race

U.S. Presidential Candidates: Democratic candidate Vice President Joe Biden and Republican candidate President Donald J. Trump.

Chris Lisle

September 9, 2020

With the national conventions now complete, the general election campaign has officially begun with less than 60 days until Election Day on Nov. 3. Republicans have re-nominated President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence while Democrats have nominated former Vice President Joe Biden for pr...

Cal U Moves to Remote Learning for Fall

Old Main, California University of Pennsylvania.

Cal U Communications

August 6, 2020

CALIFORNIA, PA. (July 31, 2020)  Citing the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Pennsylvania and across the country, the president of California University of Pennsylvania announced today that Cal U will operate remotely during the fall semester. “Throughout the summer, my leadership team...

Cal U Greek Life Adviser Wins National Honor

Joy Helsel, California University of Pennsylvania’s director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, is honored by Alpha Sigma Alpha, July 25, 2020

Cal U Communications

August 6, 2020

Joy Helsel, Cal U’s director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, has received the 2019-2020 Alpha Sigma Alpha Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award. The award recognizes a campus professional for exceptional service to Alpha Sigma Alpha, which has 175 chapters and 120,000 members nationwide,...

Wearing is caring: Cal U to distribute masks as part of reopening plans

Cal U face masks

Cal U Communications

July 22, 2020

15,000. That’s the number of masks Cal U has ordered as the University continues to plan for a responsible reopening of campus while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the total number, 6,600 cloth masks branded with the Cal U logo will be distributed to faculty, staff and students who will...

State System to explore university integrations to support student opportunities

State System to explore university integrations to support student opportunities

PASSHE Communications

July 22, 2020

The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education took another important step forward in its System Redesign effort by authorizing the Chancellor to review the financial impacts of integrating operations at selected System universities. While honoring institutional identity,...

Cal U joins nationwide degree-completion initiative

Undergraduate Commencement ceremony at California University of Pennsylvania, Convocation Center, Dec. 14, 2019.

Cal U Communications

July 8, 2020

California University of Pennsylvania is among the first universities to join the ReUp Network, a national initiative that provides a path to graduation for students who have some college experience but no degree. ReUp enables students to complete their degree at any of the transfer network’s 13 partn...

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