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Autism Awareness Month: Cal Times editor-in-chief shares personal story of living with autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and the coined phrase

Tom Caton, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2020

What exactly is autism? Some people are aware of this mental disorder while many others do not understand and often, make fun of an individual who has autism. This mental disorder hits very close to home because I myself have been diagnosed with autism for over a decade now. Autism affects 1 in 100...

Virtual resources for Cal U students transitioning to a distance learning environment

Virtual resources for Cal U students transitioning to a distance learning environment

Cal Times

April 2, 2020

University Deans emailed a memo addressed to the Cal U Community on March 25 titled "Quick Glance Resource Information." "We hope this information will be helpful with the transition to a distance learning environment." Applying to Cal U: You can apply at calu.edu/apply. At this time, admissions decisions are be...

Students and faculty react to campus shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic

A sign on the Cal U Convocation Center advises all to

Hannah Wyman, News Editor

March 29, 2020

On March 16,  President Geraldine M. Jones announced that Cal U would be finishing the remainder of the spring semester online and through distance learning due to the spread of COVID-19, a potentially serious respiratory disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This announc...

Photo gallery: Morning around California in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic

A U.S. Postal Service truck at the intersection of Third and Wood Street, California, Pa.  March 26, 2020

Jeff Helsel

March 27, 2020

Daily life has changed dramatically in the community surrounding California University of Pennsylvania. In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the University is temporarily closed, students are taking classes online, staff members are telecommuting, local schools are shutdown, r...

Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority reduces bus service, offers free rides, in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority reduces bus service, offers free rides, in response to COVID-19 pandemic

MMVTA

March 25, 2020

The Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) will be reducing their fixed route bus service beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, due to substantial decreases in ridership and operational challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MMVTA encourages public transit riders to practice social dist...

Cal U to offer students “Pass/No Credit” grade option

Old Main, California University of Pennsylvania

Cal Times

March 24, 2020

(A message from Dr. Bruce Barnhart, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs) To our students, On Monday, March 30, all Cal U classes will be back in session. And for the first time in the University’s history, all graduate and undergraduate students will be learning entirely ...

Photo Gallery: Students vacate on-campus residence halls as Cal U transitions to online instruction for the spring semester 2020

Alyssa Emerson, freshman,  Aliquippa, Pa. pulls a suitcase and is met by her parents, Marvin and Felisa Emerson, as she moves out of Johnson Hall on March 22, 2020.

Cal Times

March 23, 2020

A small number of students who remained in Cal U's on-campus residence halls were packing up and moving out on Sunday, March 22, 2020, as the University transitions to online learning for the remainder of the spring semester. Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday announced that all "non-life sustaining" busine...

Office of Student Accounts advises students to sign up for direct deposit for refunds

Guesman Hall, California University of Pennsylvania, March 22, 2020

Cal U Office of Student Accounts

March 23, 2020

Students anticipating receiving a refund $$ Log on to your VIP account View Billing Tab Select "Direct Deposit Information for Refunds" Enter your routing and account numbers for your bank account.   By choosing to use direct deposit, you can expect your refund to be secure and to arrive in you...

University President Jones announces spring semester refunds due to COVID-19

The Elmo Natali Student Center, California University of Pennsylvania, March 18, 2020.

Geraldine M. Jones, President, California University of Pennsylvania

March 20, 2020

To: All students As of March 30, all Cal U students will be completing their coursework online or through other distance learning platforms for the remainder of the spring semester. Since announcing this change, the University has been reviewing guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and co...

Rising to the challenge: A message from President Jones

Geraldine M. Jones, president, California University of Pennsylvania

Geraldine M. Jones, President, California University of Pennsylvania

March 19, 2020

To our Cal U community, We all are experiencing events that are unprecedented in our University’s history. To keep our community as safe and healthy as possible, we have called on every student and every employee to make significant – and often disruptive – changes in their lives. I am inspired by the...

Cal U moves to remote operations in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

“Stay well” is the message on display as the sun rises over Cal U’s Convocation Center, Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread throughout the world,  Cal U announced a move to remote operations. Students will not return to on-campus classes for the remainder of the spring term.

Geraldine M. Jones, President, California University of Pennsylvania

March 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, the University is adjusting its response out of concern for the health and safety of our students, our employees, and the communities where we live and work.

Drone bowling strikes up interest in UAS club

A college student prepares an unmanned aerial system for flight.

Hannah Wyman, News Editor

March 3, 2020

Things have been taking flight for Cal U’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Club. Commonly referred to as the drone club, the UAS Club hosted a drone bowling event last Tuesday, February 18 in the Performance Center. Students paid to test their skills in flying a drone in an attempt to knock down c...

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