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July 27, 2015

Clarion students study with award-winning writers

Six Clarion University students attended the Chautauqua Writers Festival June 18-21: Amelia Eiger-McPartlin, Grove City; Maureen Crowley, Cochranton; Rebecca Greenman, Fairview; Christian Crankfield, Harrisburg; Hannah Gloeckl, Bethel Park; and Kerry Springle, Frederick, Md.

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July 21, 2015

Follett acquires Neebo retail division, begins operating Clarion University Store

Following Follett’s recent acquisition of Nebraska Book Company’s retail division, the Clarion University Store has begun a transition to Follett Higher Education Group. Now operating more than 1,150 stores across North America, Follett has expanded its commitment to delivering first-class service and hassle-free access to Clarion University’s students, faculty and surrounding community.

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July 14, 2015

Interim director plans to bolster, grow Clarion’s School of Education

Clarion University has hired Alan Arroyo, Ph.D., to lead its School of Education on an interim basis. He comes to Clarion after a 29-year career with Regent University, Virginia Beach, where he began as an assistant professor of education and retired June 30 as dean and professor in the School of Education. He began work July 6 at Clarion. Arroyo’s primary goals are to increase education enrollment, help create new programs and provide general support to faculty and students.

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July 13, 2015

Clarion University expands Seven-Week Online Class offerings

Clarion University has expanded the number of Seven-Week Online Class offerings it has in a pilot program set to begin this fall.

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July 09, 2015

Clarion to offer master’s in applied data analytics, two new bachelor’s degrees

Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors has approved three new degree programs for Clarion University: Master of Science in applied data analytics, a Bachelor of Science in sport management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in paralegal studies.

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June 29, 2015

Summer Musical Theatre Festival returns with ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

After a two-year reorganizational hiatus, Clarion University Department of Visual and Performing Arts is bringing back the Summer Musical Theatre Festival. Sam Atwell of St. Marys will portray Frog, and Zachery Hoffman of Erie will portray Toad in “A Year with Frog and Toad,” presented July 2-4 at Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre at Clarion University and July 9-11 and 15-18 at Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre in Cook Forest. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

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June 23, 2015

Clarion University maintains CFP Board-registered program status in BSBA finance program

Clarion University has maintained registration with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to provide a personal financial planning program, which is a concentration in their undergraduate BSBA finance degree.

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June 15, 2015

Juneteenth celebration scheduled for June 18

Clarion University Juneteenth celebration scheduled for June 18, 2015

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June 10, 2015

Allies seeks love and equality for all

Clarion University's student group, Allies, gives the LGBT community a voice.

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May 21, 2015

Clarion seeks approval for three new degree programs

Clarion University Council of Trustees agreed to send forward three new degree proposals to the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education at their April 23 meeting. The university hopes by July to have approval for new Bachelor of Science in sport management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in paralegal studies and Master of Applied Science in applied data analytics degrees.

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May 20, 2015

Canyon Effect Expected To Disappear With Project Completion; Additional Building Planned

As the new student suite-style housing projects rise on either side of East Main Street and openings are scheduled for August for the start of the 2015-16 academic year and the start of second semester, Clarion University officials are hopeful that the perceived “canyon-effect” of the buildings is not in evidence when completed

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May 20, 2015

No limit for this Skye

When Skye Kordistos (’13) entered Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium to get her bachelor’s degree from Clarion University in May 2013, she had tears in her eyes from excitement.

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May 13, 2015

Submerged in learning

From an undersea habitat to an icy expedition, Adam Zenone had the scholarly summer of his life.

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May 09, 2015

Degrees of success

Clarion University of Pennsylvania conferred 965 bachelor’s degrees, 75 master’s and 161 associate degrees during commencement ceremonies May 9.

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April 30, 2015

Clarion University to award degrees at May 9 ceremonies

Clarion University’s spring 2015 commencement ceremonies will be held May 9. Ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Clarion campus and at 7 p.m. on the Venango campus.

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April 27, 2015

$75,000 awarded to six local innovators

The Northwestern Pennsylvania Innovation Support Program awarded six entrepreneurs a total of $75,000, complimentary access to Clarion University’s Innovation Laboratories, and professional consulting support to support their innovative product development.

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April 24, 2015

Clarion’s Catrillo takes first for ‘Shanksville Remembrance’ news package

Matthew Catrillo of Henryville, a digital media senior in Clarion University Department of Communication, took a first-place award for his television news package, “Shanksville Remembrance,” in the Society for Collegiate Journalists 2015 National Contest. The awards were announced in April.

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April 24, 2015

Clarion University generates $160.9 million annual economic impact; is number one employer in the county

Clarion’s total direct economic impact on the commonwealth is $160.9 million, according to a new study released this month by Baker, Tilly, Virchow, Krause, LLP. In addition, the university employs 630 individuals, making it Clarion County’s number one employer. The report was the result of a study released by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, which shows that the state system generates more than $6.7 billion in economic activity each year.

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April 20, 2015

Clarion University history major wins ‘Best Paper’ at Phi Alpha Theta history conference

Lydia Middaugh, a senior history major from Doylesburg, was awarded the “Best Paper in Panel” prize at the Pennsylvania-West Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference and Undergraduate Research Forum April 11 at Westminster College, New Wilmington. Middaugh’s paper was entitled “Sir Keith Thomas: The Historical Magician.”

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April 16, 2015

Clarion University Theatre Department presents ‘Dear Harvey’

Clarion University Theatre will present “Dear Harvey” by Patricia Loughrey with original music by Thomas Hodges at 8 p.m. April 22-25 and at 2 p.m. April 26 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre.

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April 16, 2015

Students awarded at Kennedy Center festival

Senior English major Caleigh Boniger, senior technical theatre major Emily Smallwood and freshman technical theatre major Thomas Feather earned distinction at the Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Cleveland. Nineteen Clarion students attended the 47th annual event, marking the 20th year that Clarion has participated.

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April 06, 2015

Solo art show portrays empowerment and vulnerability

Clarion University senior art major Autumn Wertz will host the opening reception for her solo art show, “Ascendant,” at 6 p.m. April 14 in the university art gallery, on level A of Carlson Library. The show will run April 14-18. Admission is free and open to the public; however, Wertz said the show is not suitable for children.

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April 03, 2015

Submit your FAFSA by May 1

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April 02, 2015

Clarion University hosts ‘Use of Force: Policing Our Communities’ panel

Clarion University will host a panel discussion, “Use of Force: Policing Our Communities,” from 6 to 8 p.m. April 13 in Carlson Library, Level A. The event is open to the public.

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April 01, 2015

Photographer of Holocaust survivors visits Clarion as part of Seifert Series

Lisa Shifren, a photographer living in Baltimore, will present “Photographic Portraits: The Holocaust Survivors of Baltimore,” a discussion of her work with Holocaust survivors, at 7 p.m. April 20 in Hart Chapel. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

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April 01, 2015

Seifert Series brings sculptor Tim Kaulen to Clarion University

Tim Kaulen, a sculptor known for the many public pieces he has constructed for the city of Pittsburgh, will give a presentation at 5 p.m. April 7 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre, Clarion University. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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March 25, 2015

Clarion University and Clarion University Foundation, Inc., name campaign steering committee; prepare for largest campaign in Clarion’s history

Volunteer leadership is in place as Clarion University and Clarion University Foundation, Inc., move towards their largest campaign in history. Chaired by Clarion University Foundation Inc., Board President Jane France ‘71, the campaign steering committee is working actively to move the campaign toward a public launch.

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March 18, 2015

Clarion earns spot on President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Clarion University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The President’s Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition an institution of higher education can receive for its community service work.

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March 17, 2015

Susanne Fenske accepts VP of student affairs position at Clarion

Susanne Fenske, Ph.D., has accepted the position of vice president of student affairs for Clarion University. Fenske, who currently is director of student development for Waukesha County (Wisc.) Technical College, will begin July 6 at Clarion.

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March 17, 2015

New nutrition and fitness degree prepares grads for fast-growing wellness field

Clarion University is shaping up its degree offerings with its new Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Fitness. The decision to offer this new degree is based on a shift in health care which places an emphasis on not only treating sick people but preventing illness and diseases in the first place

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March 16, 2015

Clarion launches new nutrition and fitness program

Clarion University is shaping up its degree offerings with its new Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Fitness.

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March 09, 2015

Clarion takes first in FASTech competition

Clarion University students won the second annual FASTech Competition at the Technology Tools for Today conference in Dallas.

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March 06, 2015

537 Clarion: Community Learning Workshop

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March 05, 2015

Winter break begins 3/6

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March 04, 2015

7 Venango College of Clarion University students to participate in spring mission trip

Seven Venango College of Clarion University students from the SEED Club (Studying, Engaging, Exploring, and Discipleship) are headed to Moss Point, Mississippi for spring break on March 7th with the organization World Changers. They will be assisting with building decks and ramps, roofing and basic home repairs. The following students will be participating in the mission trip and service: Amanda Cameron of Mercer; Nathan Hannah of Seneca; Elizabeth Haughey of Butler; Raymond Marino of Boyers; Casey McVay of Franklin who serves as the club advisor; Savannah Mona of Meadville; Emily Quaill of Emlenton who serves as the club president; and Rhonni Seth of New Castle.

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February 27, 2015

Clarion University students awarded Applied Technology Scholarship

Isaac Coon of Franklin and Robert Christy of Pleasantville are the recipients of Clarion's Applied Technology Scholarship.

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February 26, 2015

Free film, talk explore 1919 White Sox baseball scandal

Clarion University History Club and University Activity Board will present a screening of the historical film “Eight Men Out” at 7 p.m. March 3 in Hart Chapel.

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February 18, 2015

Internet firm that listed dangerous campuses issues correction and apology

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February 16, 2015

Innovation Incubation

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February 16, 2015

Clarion University Theatre presents 'Nunsense'

Clarion University Theatre presents the musical “Nunsense” at 8 p.m. Feb. 25-28 and 2 p.m. March 1 in Marwick-Boyd. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children and free for students with a valid ID.

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February 12, 2015

Update on Feb. 10 sexual assault incident at Clarion University

I am writing to let you know that the Clarion University law enforcement and administration continue to aggressively work to determine and apprehend the suspect in the Feb. 10 assault case. The safety of our students, employees and community is a great priority and concern. The university is working with local and state law enforcement agencies.

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February 12, 2015

Venango College of Clarion University Honors Distinguished Alumna

The Clarion University Alumni Society has named Mrs. Betsy Kellner as the Venango College 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Kellner will be honored on Tuesday, April 28 with a day of activities at the Venango campus including a community reception at 5 p.m. that day. She will receive her official award from the Alumni Association on June 5th at a dinner on the Clarion campus during the Alumni Weekend celebration. Kellner is currently the executive director of the Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry.

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February 09, 2015

Break-out role: PASSHE approves new criminal justice degree at Clarion

Clarion University was approved Jan. 22 to offer a bachelor’s degree completion program in criminal justice administration. PASSHE approved the program as part of its continuing focus on the critical workforce needs of Pennsylvania. The new program provides individuals, who either hold a two-year degree or who have amassed 60 college credits, the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice administration.

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February 09, 2015

Clarion’s Laser Mania rocks to music of Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Beatles and U2

Clarion University Department of Physics will present Laser Mania, a laser spectacular, at 7 p.m. nightly, Feb. 26 through March 3, with an afternoon matinee at 2 p.m. March 1, in Peirce Planetarium in the Science and Technology Center.

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February 04, 2015

Clarion presents Ensler’s ‘A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer’

Clarion University VDay project and the Women and Gender Studies program will present “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence against Women and Girls” at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in Hart Chapel.

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February 04, 2015

Clarion Circle K hosts Wish Week for a Make-a-Wish Foundation

Clarion University Circle K will host Wish Week Feb. 17-20. The week of events, consisting of indoor activities such as volleyball, dodgeball, Zumba and 3-on-3 basketball, is being held as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation, to help fulfill a child’s wish.

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January 30, 2015

Gonzales accepts position as executive dean of Clarion University’s Venango College

Roxanne M. Gonzales, Ed.D., has accepted the position of executive dean of Clarion University’s Venango College. She will begin July 1. Gonzales assumes the position held on an interim basis by Colleen McAleer, Ph.D., since July 1, 2014, and previously held for 12 years by Christopher Reber, Ph.D., who left Clarion to accept the presidency of The Community College of Beaver County.

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January 30, 2015

‘Keeping the Dream Alive’ presentations set during Black History Month

Clarion University will host two February events as part of the 2014-2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Series, “Keeping the Dream Alive.” Both are free and open to the public.

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January 26, 2015

"I do what I love."

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January 26, 2015

Former Heinz executive joins Clarion as VP for finance and administration

Clarion University will welcome Leonard A. Cullo Jr. Feb. 16 as vice president for finance and administration following a nationwide search. He fills the position held on an interim basis since fall 2012 by Peter Fackler. Cullo, an experienced financial executive with a proven record of accomplishments in capital market transactions, risk management, investment management and mergers and acquisitions, comes to Clarion after having spent almost 23 years with H.J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh.

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January 22, 2015

Seal of Approval

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January 22, 2015

U.S. News and World Report ranks Clarion online MBA among the best

Clarion University’s Master of Business Administration program has been ranked among the top choices in U.S. News and World Report’s prestigious Best Online Programs survey. The ranking is based on statistical information about admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.

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January 22, 2015

Clarion/Edinboro online MSN program ranks high in U.S. News and World Report survey

Clarion and Edinboro universities' Master of Science in Nursing program has been ranked among the top choices in U.S. News and World Report’s prestigious Best Online Programs survey. The ranking is based on statistical information about admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.

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January 20, 2015

Welcome Back

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January 05, 2015

Clarion's Own Monuments Man

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Last Updated 7/27/15