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August 19, 2016

Community breakfasts peer into the future at Clarion University campuses

Clarion University hosts two community breakfasts to reflect on its past and peer into its future.

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August 16, 2016

Jones leads athletics fundraising at Clarion University Foundation

Chris Jones has joined Clarion University Foundation, Inc., as director of development for collegiate athletics. In this position, Jones will seek to secure gifts of $25,000 and above from donors, with his main focus on gifts which support Clarion athletics.

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July 27, 2016

CU leads in hellbender research

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July 20, 2016

Clarion Summer Musical Theatre concludes with ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

The 2016 Clarion University Summer Musical Theatre will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” opening at 7:30 p.m. July 28 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. Based on the comic strip “Peanuts®” by Charles M. Schulz, “You’re a Good Man…” follows some of your favorite characters through an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.

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July 19, 2016

Clarion's Upward Bound Program Finds Success by Encouraging Students

Clarion University's Upward Bound program is a yearlong program for high school students in grades 9 through 12 to explore their educational options for higher education and receive tips for success.

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July 18, 2016

Clarion SBDC consultant Keth selected as state star; center also recognized

Amy Keth, a consultant for Clarion University Small Business Development Center, was selected as the 2016 Pennsylvania SBDC State Star at the organization’s annual network meeting in June in York. Keth’s outstanding work with clients, high quality contributions to new projects and initiatives for the Pennsylvania SBDC network, and her performance leadership at the Clarion University SBDC were cited in her selection.

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July 14, 2016

Center for First Year Experience created to enhance student service, retention

The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs at Clarion University have created The Center for First Year Experience. Dr. Rich Lane, department of English and modern languages, and Erin Schuetz, director for Student Orientation, Acclimation and Retention, will direct the center, located on the 4th floor of Becht Hall.

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July 13, 2016

Success in Wales

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June 29, 2016

International students thrive at Clarion

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June 29, 2016

Jamison will direct planned giving for Clarion University Foundation

Larry Jamison has joined Clarion University Foundation, Inc., as director of planned giving. Jamison, a 1987 graduate of Clarion University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in marketing, has a professional background in banking. Most recently, he was branch manager for First United National Bank in Clarion, where he worked with customers to structure their finances to best suit their needs and increased the assets of the branch to become the second largest in the system, in a very competitive market.

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June 28, 2016

Resolution honors Aharrah for years of service to Clarion University Foundation

Clarion University Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors has issued a resolution of appreciation for Dr. Ernest C. Aharrah’s 25 years of service to the board. Aharrah, of Clarion, was appointed to the board from 1970 to 1971, and again from 1992 to June 30, 2016. In the resolution, the board cites Aharrah’s faithful and consistent participation in board and committee meetings, where he demonstrated careful preparation for all sessions, thoughtful consideration of issues and balanced judgment in decision making.

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June 28, 2016

Clarion University, CCBC partner for BSN degree completion

Clarion University and Community College of Beaver County have entered into a partnership which allows students in CCBC’s Associate of Science in Nursing program to complete general education and nursing elective credits at CCBC, then transfer all credits to Clarion University for online completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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June 28, 2016

Community College of Allegheny County and Clarion University working together to provide educational opportunities

Community College of Allegheny County and Clarion University working together to provide educational opportunities

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June 28, 2016

Summer is the Time to Discover the Beauty of Northwestern Pennsylvania

A listing of the many activities in and around Clarion is listed for anyone seeking an adventure, big or small this summer.

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June 16, 2016

Community welcome to bell ringing in support of Orlando shooting victims

Clarion University will reflect on the tragedy in Orlando and show support for the victims by gathering at the bell tower at 2 p.m. June 17, when the bell will ring 49 times, once for each life lost.

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June 16, 2016

Clarion Graduate Named VFW Teacher of the Year in Pennsylvania

Clarion graduate, Michalee Christy has been named VFW Teacher of the Year in Pennsylvania

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June 16, 2016

‘Godspell’ opens Clarion Summer Musical Theatre

The 2016 Clarion University Summer Musical Theatre will present “Godspell,” opening at 7:30 p.m. June 23 in Marwick Boyd Little Theatre.

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June 14, 2016

Clarion University Business Professors Place Third at National Conference with Poster Presentation Highlighting Belgium Case Study

Clarion University of PA professors placed third in poster presentation at Faculty Development in International Business 2016 conference in Bulkhead, Georgia.

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June 10, 2016

Juneteenth celebrates emancipation of slaves

Clarion University invites the community to the 14th annual Juneteenth celebration, “… and Justice for All,” at 10:30 a.m. June 17 in Hart Chapel. Keynote speaker is Albert W. Jones, director of human resources at First Quality Products, Lock Haven. Formerly he served as assistant to the president for social equity and associate director of human services at Lock Haven and was president of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education.

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June 10, 2016

State System of Higher Education details latest contract offer to faculty union

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Friday detailed its latest offer for a new collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, the union that represents faculty at the 14 state-owned universities. The two sides exchanged proposals yesterday.

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June 07, 2016

On the edge

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June 01, 2016

PASSHE chancellor visits Clarion

As part of his June 1 trip to Clarion University, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Frank Brogan met with President Karen Whitney and Vice President of Student Affairs Susanne Fenske.

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May 31, 2016

Clarion School of Education adds graduate-level degree, certifications, endorsements

Clarion University School of Education has developed several new programs for students. Graduate-level degree opportunities have broadened with the addition of the Master of Science in Special Education. The degree is designed for those individuals who currently hold special education certification and desire knowledge of characteristics and special education services.

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May 26, 2016

The summer experience at Clarion

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May 12, 2016

Student earns prestigious internship

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May 11, 2016

Committed to preventing sexual misconduct

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May 11, 2016

Clarion University Chamber Singers: Performing from Pennsylvania to Wales and Beyond

Clarion University Chamber Singers will perform locally in June before heading to a vocal performance in Wales.

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May 11, 2016

Computer Information Science Senior Projects: Designed by Students to Meet Campus and Community Needs

Senior CIS students produce projects for Clarion student, campus and community clients.

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May 07, 2016

Clarion presents degrees to 955 graduates

Clarion University presented 167 master’s degrees, 679 bachelor’s degrees and 109 associate degrees during 2016 spring commencement ceremonies May 6 and 7 on the Venango and Clarion campuses.

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May 04, 2016

Clarion University invites kids to Summer Reading Camp

Clarion University Education Department invites children ages pre-K through 8th grade to Summer Reading Camp 2016. The camp will be held from June 14 to July 1 on the Clarion campus. There will be two daily sessions, at 8:15 a.m. and at 10:45 a.m. Cost is $20 per child.

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May 03, 2016

Clarion University student wins $2,500 seed money for new business venture

Brendan Shepherd, a senior majoring in business administration, placed third in the fifth annual Student Business Plan Competition, held by Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. He received $2,500 in seed money to start Shepherd’s Home Services, LLC, a remodeling business.

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May 02, 2016

Finals week is here

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April 27, 2016

Honors Program valuable to students throughout life

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April 25, 2016

Medical Imaging Sciences Program: Another Great Health Career Option at Venango

Venango College of Clarion University provides many majors, several of which are in the health sciences field. The Medical Imaging Sciences Program is one of the majors in that field.

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April 22, 2016

Art in Space

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April 22, 2016

Clarion Council of Trustees will recommend extending President Whitney’s contract through 2019

Clarion University's Council of Trustees will recommend extending President Karen Whitney’s contract through 2019.

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April 22, 2016

Students can earn Clarion micro-scholarships through high school achievements

Clarion University announces a new scholarship program aimed at motivating students to do better in high school and prepare better for college. Through an online program platform called Raise.me, students can now earn micro-scholarships – small scholarships tied to specific accomplishments – from Clarion, starting in 9th grade for a wide range of individual achievements such as taking an advanced course or joining an extracurricular activity.

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April 20, 2016

Major digs into the past

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April 18, 2016

Clarion Celebrates the Environment During Earth Week 2016

Clarion University hosts Earth Week celebrations from April 18 through April 22.

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April 14, 2016

SNL’s Pharoah, Bryant perform at CampusFest

Clarion University Activities Board welcomes the community to CampusFest 2016, featuring Saturday Night Live comedians Jay Pharoah and Aidy Bryant, at 8 p.m. April 22 in Marwick-Boyd auditorium.

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April 13, 2016

Relay for Life Event Surpasses Goal, Still Needs Your Help

Clarion University's Relay for Life event is scheduled for April 15 and 16, and has already surpassed their fundraising goal for 2016.

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April 11, 2016

CU participates in Holocaust Remembrance Week

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April 07, 2016

‘amor fati’ melds dance and spoken word

Clarion University Theatre will present “amor fati” at 8 p.m. April 14-16 and at 2 p.m. April 17. “amor fati” is an exhibition of aerial silks and dance in tandem with spoken material collected from Nietzsche and Epictetus writings.

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April 07, 2016

Clarion University hosts pregnancy resources forum

Clarion University will hold its second Pregnancy Resources Forum at 1 p.m. April 20 in Carlson Library, Level A. The forum focuses on meeting the specific needs of pregnant and parenting students in the university.

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April 05, 2016

Clarion University Students and Administration Participate in Advocacy Days in Harrisburg

Clarion University Students and Administration participate in 2016 Advocacy Days in Harrisburg

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April 04, 2016

Clarion University joins in the fight against sexual assault on campus

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March 31, 2016

Clarion Rehab Club receives grant to provide caregiver respite

Clarion’s Rehabilitation Science Club has received a TakeFIVE Grant, which offers rehab students the opportunity to provide the community with disability respite services.

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March 31, 2016

Expert leads food allergy program at Clarion University

Clarion’s Presidential Commission on Disabilities will host Food Allergy Basics with Gina Clowes at 6 p.m. April 5 in Suites on Main North, room 110. The session is free and open to the public.

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March 30, 2016

PA community colleges, State System universities sign statewide ‘reverse transfer’ agreement

Students who began their studies at a community college in Pennsylvania before transferring to a university within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education might already have earned enough credits to receive their first degree. And now there’s an easy way for them to get it, through the newly launched “reverse transfer” initiative.

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March 28, 2016

Clarion Young Democrats host U.S. Senate candidate Fetterman

Clarion University Young Democrats will host a candidate’s forum with Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, one of three Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, at 7 p.m. April 4 in Hart Chapel. A Q&A will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

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March 24, 2016

Spring Clean Your Mind and Body at the ‘Happy, Healthy & Whole' Wellness Fair

Clarion University hosts the 'Happy, Healthy & Whole' Wellness Fair on April 14 for students, faculty, staff and the community.

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March 22, 2016

Clarion showing of ‘Ratatouille’ is free, open to community

Clarion French Club and Asian Student Integration Association will be showing Pixar’s “Ratatouille” at 7 p.m. March 29 in the Suites on Main theater.

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March 22, 2016

Historian visits Clarion to give talk on corporate outsourcing

Erik Loomis, author and assistant professor of history at the University of Rhode Island, will speak at 6:30 p.m. March 24 in Hart Chapel. His presentation, “Out of Sight: The Corporate Outsourcing of Catastrophe,” will show how the great environmental victories of 20th century America were actually labor victories.

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March 22, 2016

Auditions set for Clarion’s Summer Musical Theatre Festival

Clarion University Theater will hold auditions for its 2016 Summer Musical Theatre Festival productions of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

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March 22, 2016

When passion takes flight

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March 14, 2016

Welcome back from break

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March 10, 2016

Explore Your Leadership Potential While Having Fun and Helping People

The Center for Leadership and Involvement at Clarion University provides many opportunities for students to participate in clubs and organizations while helping the community.

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March 09, 2016

Muslim speaker aims to shatter misinformation at ‘No, I’m Not a Terrorist’

Clarion University Activities Board invites the campus and community to “No, I’m Not a Terrorist” by Orthodox Muslim Zohra Sarwari. Sarwari will take part in a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. March 21, followed by a 7:30 p.m. lecture about terrorism and Islam in today’s society. Both events are free.

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March 03, 2016

Embrace your inner Irish at family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Clarion University International and Independent Film Committee and University Activities Board invite the community to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 15 at the University Theater, Suites on Main North.

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March 03, 2016

Nursing major grows at Clarion University

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March 03, 2016

Clarion shows “A Quiet Inquisition” to explore women’s rights in Central America

As a part of this year’s Seifert Film Series, “Inside Politics,” Clarion will be showing “A Quiet Inquisition” at 7 p.m. March 16 in the Suites on Main Theater.

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March 03, 2016

Civil rights lawyer presents at Clarion

Civil rights lawyer Witold “Vic” Walczak will offer a presentation, “Voting Rights and Voter ID” at 7 p.m. March 23 in Clarion University Theater, Suites on Main North.

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March 02, 2016

Comic performs ‘Stand Up for Mental Health’ at Clarion University

David Granirer, counselor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker and author of “The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success,” will present “Stand Up for Mental Health,” a comedy show, at 7 p.m. April 6 in Clarion University Theater, Suites on Main North. Tickets are free and the event is open to the public.

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February 25, 2016

Center for Wellness, Counseling Center Support Student Success

Clarion University's Counseling Center, a part of the Center for Wellness, provides many support mechanisms for students, faculty and staff.

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February 25, 2016

English and modern languages majors of the month

Clarion University Department of English and Modern Languages has announced students of the month for spring 2016.

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February 22, 2016

Clarion University Offers Study Abroad Opportunity In Costa Rica

Clarion University is offering an opportunity for students to study abroad in Costa Rica.

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February 19, 2016

Civil rights lawyer presents at Clarion

Witold “Vic” Walczak will offer a presentation, “Voting Rights and Voter ID” at 7 p.m. March 23 in the Suites on Main Theater.

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February 19, 2016

Transgender professor and activist to give presentation at Clarion

Clarion University ALLIES and the University Activity Board will host a presentation by Aiden James Kosciesza at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 in Hart Chapel.

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February 18, 2016

‘The Lonesome West’ takes the stage at Clarion

Clarion’s department of visual and performing arts will perform “The Lonesome West” at 8 p.m. Feb. 24-27 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. Tickets are $12 for the community and free for Clarion students with ID. To reserve tickets call 814-393-2787.

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February 17, 2016

The Clarion Project

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February 11, 2016

Center for Career and Professional Development Helps Students Plan Their Future Today

Clarion University's Center for Career and Professional Development helps students plan their future

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February 09, 2016

Clarion University Celebrates Black History Month With Events Open to Public

Clarion University Celebrates Black History Month

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February 08, 2016

Businesses invite community to week-long grand opening

New businesses on the CU campus are participating in week-long grand opening events.

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February 03, 2016

Respiratory Care Program at Venango Offers Exciting Careers in the Medical Field

The Respiratory Care program at Venango College of Clarion University provides students with exciting career options in the medical field.

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February 02, 2016

Standing in Phil's shadow

Two Clarion University alums work to make Ground Hog Day a success.

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January 26, 2016

Clarion University student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Benjamin L. Edney of Fredonia is working for the state Department of Health in the Office of Legislative Affairs as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

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January 22, 2016

Dining, Shopping and Entertainment at the Suites

The many options for dining, shopping and entertainment at the Suites at Main North and South are outlined.

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January 20, 2016

Clarion University ROTC is Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Clarion University ROTC and Military Sciences programs are developing leaders via a strong curriculum and adventure training opportunities.

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January 19, 2016

Cornel West to visit Clarion University

Cornel West, public intellectual and groundbreaking author, will offer a panel discussion, “Black Lives Matter,” for university students from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Gemmell MPR, and a lecture, “Inside Politics,” for the community at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Marwick-Boyd auditorium. The lecture is free.

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January 19, 2016

Welcome back

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January 11, 2016

Season two of ‘Infinite Opportunities’ premieres Jan. 17

“Infinite Opportunities,” a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities, will premiere for its second season at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17 on PCN.

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January 07, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. legacy is topic of community breakfast

The Rev. Lora A. Adams-King will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at American Legion, Main Street, Clarion. The theme of the breakfast is “The King Legacy: And Justice for All.” Cost is $7 at the door.

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January 05, 2016

Clarion students named to Who’s Who

The names of 17 Clarion University students will be included in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges:

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January 05, 2016

Clarion University SBDC receives accreditation

Clarion University Small Business Development Center, one of 18 centers in Pennsylvania, recently received accreditation by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers. The SBDC provides entrepreneurs and existing small businesses in Armstrong, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and Venango counties with one-on-one consulting, information and education to help businesses start, grow and prosper.

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January 04, 2016

Life Inside the Diamond

Alumni Pete Vuckovich professional baseball success began at Clarion University.

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Last Updated 8/19/16