FORMER SECRETARY RIDGE ADDRESSES TERROR CRIME

Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, will speak Oct. 24 at Cal U's 10th annual Conference on Homeland and International Security. The free conference examines community-based approaches to fighting terror crimes. The public may attend or watch LIVE on Facebook; click 'more' for details.

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NATIONAL AWARD RECOGNIZES VOTER TURNOUT

At the first ALL IN Challenge Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Cal U is recognized for improving its student voter rate. The University received a Best in Class Award and Bronze Seal for having the most improved student voting rate among four-year public colleges of its size.

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FIND OUT WHY 'HARRY'S HOTTER AT TWILIGHT'

The fall theater season continues with 'Harry’s Hotter at Twilight,' a mash-up of the popular Harry Potter and 'Twilight' book and movie franchises. Showtime in 7 p.m. Nov. 2-3, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 4. All performances are in the the Blaney Theatre inside Steele Hall.

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TALK MARKS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

'Tribal Sovereignty and Federal Indian Law' is the topic when Christopher B. Chaney, of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation, speaks at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 in Duda Hall. The free programs mark Native American Heritage Month.

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PANEL TO DISCUSS REGION'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A panel of community and Cal U experts will discuss economic development in the region from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 8 in the south wing of the Convocation Center. 'Strategic Visions for the Region's Economic Development' is presented by the Northern Appalachian Network, based at Cal U.

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2017 HOLIDAY ORNAMENT DEPICTS OLD MAIN

Cal U's new holiday ornament is available for purchase now. Bring a touch of California sparkle to your holiday celebration with a gold-plated ornament depicting Old Main. This is the first in a series of ornaments celebrating familiar University landmarks. Start your collection today!

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USE SOLAR POWER TO CHARGE YOUR DEVICES

Take a break outdoors and charge your laptop, tablet or smartphone at the new solar-powered charging station outside Manderino Library. Just bring a power cord and plug in! The solar array supports 75-150 cellphone charges per day, even in cloudy weather.

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DESTINATION DAYS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Looking to transfer to Cal U? One-stop Destination Days help simplify the process. Visit Cal U on Wednesday, Nov. 15. We’ll evaluate your transcript, help you complete your application, put you in touch with financial aid staff and arrange a campus tour. Click 'more' for details!

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THE JOURNAL: CAL U IS DISTINCTIVE

A new edition of the Cal U Journal is available online. The latest headlines include: Interim State System Chancellor: Cal U is Distinctive; Homeland Security Conference Oct. 24; Grant Benefits Students, Rural Areas. Click 'more' to read the latest Cal U Journal online.

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GRANT BOOSTS ACCESS TO CARE IN RURAL AREAS

A new $1.9 million grant-funded project prepares students to serve rural communities in southwestern Pennsylvania as school counselors, mental health counselors and social work practitioners. The federal grant eases the financial burden for graduate students during field placements.

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PLAN NOW TO TAKE 2017-2018 WINTER COLLEGE CLASSES

Take 100 percent online classes during the winter term with Cal U's Winter College! Registration for the five-week session begins Oct. 2 for veterans, Oct. 3 for all students. Graduate and undergraduate classes are open to students at any college or university. Click 'more' for details.

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VULCAN PARKING GARAGE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The Vulcan Parking Garage is temporarily closed to ALL vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Only authorized personnel are permitted to enter the garage while an independent safety review is conducted. Click 'more' for an update on this issue.

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