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President Jones says goodbye to Cal U after 46 years

University President Geraldine M. Jones addresses graduates at California University of Pennsylvania's 183rd Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, Convocation Center, Dec. 17, 2016.
Jones reflects on her time at Cal U before retiring in January 
December 10, 2020

When asked by the Dean of Students to participate in the 1970 Miss California State College Pennsylvania pageant hosted at school, Geraldine Jones thought ‘why not?’ and agreed. Even as a...

Cal U alumnus becomes a survivor of COVID-19

Hague suggested staying away from others and wearing a mask especially if one has already been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Cal U alumnus David Hague ('09) shares his story on becoming  a COVID-19 survivor
December 9, 2020

David Hague,  current freelance sports photographer and graduate of Cal U, caught COVID-19 from his wife Malerie Hague, also a Cal U alum, in November. Malerie is a healthcare worker and contracted the...

Caffeinated comfort: pandemic responsible for rise in at home coffee consumption

Since the pandemic’s initial impact, Starbucks has seen their revenues decline. In June
Starbucks announced a loss of $3.2 billion in revenue in their fiscal third quarter. They attribute this loss in sales to the coronavirus pandemic.
December 9, 2020

Since the pandemic started, professor, Christina Fisanick, has increased her coffee intake from two cups a day to six or more cups. “I guess because I am home and close to the coffee pot, but also...

Cal U presents “Gooserumps: Goosed Up Tales and Fables Gone Wrong

Humpty Background
December 9, 2020

Every year, the California University of Pennsylvania Theatre puts together a First-Year Show. This show is made specifically for the first years at the university. Only first years, either freshmen or...

Seniors fear COVID-19 outcomes

December 9, 2020

The overflow of career fairs, hiring ads and internship programs typically signals the start of hiring for newly graduated college students. However, with the pandemic taking an unexpected turn towards...

“NoRILLA” is shaking things up at The Village

December 9, 2020

NORILLA learning platforms are live at The Village at Liberty Street and at the Rutledge Institute on the California University of Pennsylvania’s campus.  NoRILLA (Novel Research-based Intelligent Lifelong...

Cal U students reflect on fall 2020 and look toward spring 2021

Aerial image of Dixon Hall and Louis L. Manderino Library of California University of Pennsylvania.
December 2, 2020

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, students are submitting the last of their assignments and preparing for finals week. This is the first time Cal U students have experienced a fully online...

Final Preparations for Cal U’s Literary Magazine

Read creative works, journalism pieces, photography, and more at
December 2, 2020

As the Inkwell staff wrap up the finishing touches for this year’s literary magazine, California University of Pennsylvania’s student editors discuss what their aspirations were for this year’s magazine. “I...

WCONA LIVE! for readers and writers

WCONA LIVE! Streams on Facebook and YouTube on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. EST.
December 2, 2020

Every Thursday night at 8 p.m., the Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia holds a livestream that features new authors, and it is accessible to the public through Facebook. WCONA LIVE! has been active...

Students and faculty face changes to Thanksgiving traditions

Yellow dots mark the spots for proper social distancing as travelers line up to board an Amtrak train , Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in New York's Penn Station.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New Yorkers to just say no to Thanksgiving gatherings to help reduce COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, which he said are rising at a dangerous level.
November 25, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many families’ plans have had to change for the holiday season. Many Cal U classmates and professors are going to make the best out of a bad situation.  Despite all that...

How is Cal U’s Office for Students with Disabilities accommodating students remotely? 

“I think the office of student disabilities is doing a pretty good job considering everything that is going on,”  said Kurtzhal.
The Office for Students with Disabilities is working remotely to make sure students have equal access to University programs and services. 
November 23, 2020

The Office for Students Disabilities (OSD) has been ensuring students with disabilities are able to succeed academically. OSD offers a number of services ranging from note-takers, test accommodations,...

Health Center Changes; No more walk-in appointments for now

A student walking down the hallway of the Health Center located in Carter Hall. (Jan. 2020)
November 18, 2020

The Health Center at California University of Pennsylvania has undergone new procedures to prevent the start or spread of the coronavirus. In previous semesters before the virus, the students were able...

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