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November 25, 2014

The Center Closet opens doors for research center

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November 25, 2014

Clarion-Limestone takes first in CU math competition

More than 250 students from 29 schools participated in the 30th annual High School Mathematics Competition Nov. 6, hosted by Clarion University.

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November 25, 2014

Two Clarion staff members present at National Symposium on Student Retention

Michelle Kealey-Harbaugh and Rogers J. Laugand III recently returned from the Louisville, Ky., where they presented two poster sessions on retention efforts at Clarion University.

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November 24, 2014

Psychology professors Slattery and Forden co-author article

Jeanne Slattery, Ph.D., and Carie Forden, Ph.D., professors of psychology at Clarion University, recently co-authored an article in Eye on Psi Chi. Slattery and Forden wrote "What Psychology Students Learn: 10 Skills That Any Employer Will Appreciate."

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November 24, 2014

Slattery chairs symposium at APA annual meetings

Jeanne Slattery, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Clarion University, recently chaired a symposium, "Project Syllabus: Student Responses to Syllabi," which was presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C.

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November 24, 2014

Slattery and Park (’85) co-author book chapter

Jeanne Slattery, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Clarion University, recently co-authored with Crystal Park (’85), Ph.D., a chapter in a book published by the American Psychological Association. The book is titled “Spiritually Oriented Trauma Psychotherapy,” and their chapter is, "Spirituality and Making Meaning: Implications for Therapy with Trauma Survivors."

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November 24, 2014

Slattery presents workshops at PPA annual meetings

Jeanne Slattery, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Clarion University, presented two half-day workshops at the annual meetings of Pennsylvania Psychological Association. The workshops were entitled, “Sexual Minorities, Religion and Spirituality: Ethical Strategies for Clinical Practice” and "Positive Multiculturalism as Aspirational Ethical Practice: Therapeutic Applications."

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November 24, 2014

Slattery, Stahler (’08) co-author film review in PsycCRITIQUES

Jeanne Slattery, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Clarion University, recently co-authored an article with Catherine Paden (’08) Stahler, Psy.D., "Living With Autism: A Diversity of Opinions – but Are All Equally Valid?" Their article, which reviewed “The United States of Autism” (2013), directed by Richard Everts, appeared in PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books. PsycCRITIQUES is the American Psychological Association’s review journal for newly released psychology books and films.

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November 19, 2014

Clarion University taking action to usher in new level of excellence for intercollegiate athletics program

Thanks to the hard work and countless hours committed to this project by the volunteer members of the Clarion University Intercollegiate Athletics Task Force, a number of recommendations to take the program to the next level were accepted by President Karen M. Whitney, Ph.D.

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November 18, 2014

Northwest Savings Bank donates to CUF for educational improvement opportunity

Representatives from Northwest Savings Bank made a deposit into educational opportunity by donating $23,000 to the Clarion University Foundation, Inc. This donation is part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program of Pennsylvania, through which businesses can invest in scholarship and educational improvement programs within their own communities for K-12 education.

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November 18, 2014

Clarion University Theatre presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

Clarion University Theatre will present Shakespeare’s comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” at 8 p.m. Nov. 19-22 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and free to Clarion University students with a valid ID. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 814-393-2787 or online at www.clarionuniversitytickets.com.

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November 12, 2014

Clarion offers new renewable scholarships to high-achieving high school seniors

Clarion University President Karen M. Whitney, Ph.D., has announced new merit scholarship programs to recognize the academic achievement of high school seniors entering Clarion.

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November 10, 2014

Clarion awarded Military Friendly designation for sixth year

Clarion University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School for the sixth consecutive year.

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November 10, 2014

State System universities offer scheduling preference to veterans

As the nation prepares to recognize Veterans’ Day, all 14 universities within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education are providing another tool to help student-veterans earn their degrees. All State System institutions now will provide veterans with class scheduling preference that will afford them an early opportunity to lock in their preferred courses.

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November 05, 2014

Feminists for Life president Serrin Foster to visit Clarion University

Feminists for Life president Serrin Foster will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in Hart Chapel. Her landmark speech, “The Feminist Case Against Abortion,” has been included in “Great Speeches in History: Women’s Rights,” an anthology on women's rights by Greenhaven Press. The talk is free and open to the public.

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October 30, 2014

Aligned for Success

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October 29, 2014

Panelists discuss agricultural conservation threats at Saturday conference

The Western PA Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, student organization at Clarion University, will hold its second annual Western PA Conservation Conference, “Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Land: Where Agriculture and Conservation Meet,” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology, room 120. It is free and open to the public.

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October 27, 2014

State System universities to offer more than 600 courses online over holiday break Chance to ‘catch up’ or ‘get ahead’ on college credits

Harrisburg – The holidays are coming and you know what that means. Sure, plenty of food, friends and parties, but it’s also a chance to catch up on your college credits, or even to get a little bit ahead.

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October 16, 2014

Apple Sculpture: It's an Expression

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October 16, 2014

Clarion anthropologist releases book after three years of research

Laurie Occhipinti, Ph.D., professor of anthropology at Clarion University, released “Making a Difference in a Globalized World: Short-term Missions that Work” in July. Published by Rowan and Littlefield Publishing, the book is designed to give mission trip leaders framework on how to maximize their experiences while visiting other cultures. Occhipinti’s work is based on three years of personal research.

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October 14, 2014

Clarion University English Department presents second event in the Spoken Art Series

Clarion University English Department presents the second speaker in the Spoken Art Series, Tom Noyes, at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Michelle’s Café on Main Street. The event is paired with open-mic night for Tobeco, is a group of student writers and musicians. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend and participate.

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October 07, 2014

Costa Rican experience

Seven Clarion University students and one University of Pittsburgh student found themselves on a pilgrimage this summer when they agreed to take an international class in Costa Rica taught by Clarion’s Dr. Sandra Trejos.

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September 22, 2014

Clarion ranked as one of the best colleges for your money

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September 22, 2014

Community invited as Clarion University Debate Team takes on Penn State

Clarion University Debate Team will take on Penn State in a public debate at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in Carlson Library, level A. The topic for the debate is “Resolved: Should student athletes get paid.” The debate is free and open to the public.

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September 22, 2014

Clarion University will host 9th Annual Northwestern Pa. GIS Conference

Clarion University will host the 9th Annual Northwestern Pa. GIS Conference of Oct. 16-17 in the Gemmell Student Complex. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The topic for this year’s conference is emergency preparedness. The conference is free to students and faculty of the university. The cost is $35 for both days and $25 for one day, for participants not affiliated with the university.

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September 22, 2014

Clarion University Art Department opens new exhibition titled, “Working Artists”

Clarion University Art Department will open an exhibition, “Working Artists,” at a reception from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in Clarion University’s art gallery, Carlson Library, level A. Light refreshments will be served.

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September 08, 2014

Secret agent man

When Jeffrey James (’90) became a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service in 1996, he didn’t have to relinquish his name and take on a numerical identity, as the Johnny Rivers song suggests. Nor was he presented with a “top secret” rubber stamp, dark glasses fitted with a recording device, or shoes with a heel concealing everything needed to implode a bridge and rappel down the side of a skyscraper.

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August 08, 2014

Have a little faith in you

Sometimes all it takes is for someone to have a little faith in you.

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August 08, 2014

Historical preservation

Following one’s passion is often admired but it doesn’t always translate into a career. Emily Weaver (’09), however, is doing for a living what she loves. In 2011, she was hired as curator of the Fort Pitt Block House in Pittsburgh.

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August 08, 2014

Seek Continual Improvement

“Seek continual improvement. If not, others pass you by. Keep moving forward and achieve what you want.”

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August 01, 2014

Slattery re-elected chair of PPA public interest board

Dr. Jeanne Slattery, professor of psychology at Clarion University, was recently re-elected public interest board chair of Pennsylvania Psychological Association. As public interest chair she will serve on PPA’s board ofdirectors; oversee six committees (ethics, multicultural, gerontology, forensics and criminal justice, colleague assistance, and disaster response network); and serve on the board for Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation.

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August 01, 2014

Clarion hosts early childhood education workshop

More than 100 early childhood professionals from 22 counties attended a day-long workshop at Clarion University in June. Carol Kranowitz, author of “The Out-of-Sync Child,” presented the workshop, which focused on sensory processing and typical behaviors in children who have sensory processing difficulties.

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August 01, 2014

Roth presents research in professional journal and at conference

Dr. Kevin J. Roth, professor of management and director of Clarion University Small Business Development Center, recently had an article published in the peer-reviewed Society for Advancement of Management: Advanced Management Journal.

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August 01, 2014

Seven student writers attend Chautauqua Writers’ Festival

Dr. Phil Terman, professor of English at Clarion University, attended Chautauqua Writers’ Festival in June in Chautauqua, N.Y. The following students (left to right in photo) joined Terman at the festival: Nathaniel Milner, Franklin; Cayleigh Boniger, Lake City; Maggie Dietrich, Freedom; Matthew Wallace, Harrisburg; Terman, Franklin; Derek Dietz, Butler; Todd Crawford, Greenville; Milea Reynolds, Clarion.

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August 01, 2014

Are you man enough to ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’?

Men, are you man enough to walk a mile in a pair of red, high-heeled shoes? Clarion University VDay Project and PASSAGES, Inc., invite men to Clarion’s first “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” march against sexual assault, rape and gender violence. Women are encouraged to walk as well.

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July 27, 2014

Student leaders from Clarion, California named to PASSHE Board of Governors

The state Senate has confirmed Todd Garrett, president of the Clarion University of Pennsylvania Student Senate, and Chelsea E. Getsy, president of the Student Government Association at California University of Pennsylvania, to serve on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors.

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July 17, 2014

Do what you love

A funny thing happened to Chris Burns’ (’13) career path after one semester at Clarion University. The business major discovered a passion for history and decided to devote his life to igniting that same passion in youth. He changed his major to secondary education/social studies and completed his degree.

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July 15, 2014

Blueprint Communities survey says: Clarion Borough is a safe, clean town with a rich heritage

In May and June 2014, the perceptions of 445 individuals who work, sleep, eat, shop, study, worship, or own businesses or properties in Clarion Borough were recorded as part of the Blueprint Communities Perception Survey.

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July 15, 2014

Clarion University projects awarded funding

The following faculty or staff members have been notified that their projects have received funding:

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July 10, 2014

Balough, Logue awarded for excellence in professional-scholarly publication

Robert S. Balough, professor of economics, and Rose M. Logue, director of administrative services, at Clarion University have been selected as recipients of the 2014 American Association of University Administrators Jerome L. Neuner Award for Excellence in Professional-Scholarly Publication for their article, “Strategies for Successful Implementation of Responsibility Centered Budgeting in Mid-Sized Universities.”

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July 10, 2014

Clary is part of delegation to examine health and rehabilitation in Cuba

Dr. Greg Clary, professor of rehabilitation and human services at Clarion University, was one of 19 delegates to visit Cuba in May as part of a delegation from the Council on Rehabilitation and Education. The purpose of the visit, coordinated through the University of Memphis Institute on Disability, was to examine social justice and ethical issues in health and rehabilitation in Cuba.

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July 08, 2014

PASSHE adopts comprehensive policy designed to protect minors on campus

Dedicated to the safety and security of the thousands of pre-school, elementary, middle and high school-aged children who participate in programs held on Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university campuses and other properties each year, the PASSHE Board of Governors today adopted a comprehensive policy on the protection of minors.

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July 02, 2014

Dédé recognized for superlative work in advancing black Americans

Dr. Brenda Sanders Dédé, associate vice president for academic affairs at Clarion University, was presented with the 2014 Public Service Award during the National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education last spring in Atlanta.

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June 27, 2014

Public invited to active archaeological dig site in Allegheny National Forest

Clarion University Department of Anthropology, Geography and Earth Science and Allegheny National Forest invite the public and the media to an active archaeological dig from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 1 at King Farm, near West Hickory.

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June 16, 2014

Community training as part of Blueprint Communities initiative scheduled for June 30

On June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., two workshops – “Keeping the Community Informed” and “Organizational Development Overview” – will be offered to the Clarion community as part of the Blueprint Communities initiative.

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June 11, 2014

CU presents donations to Clarion Cancer Center

Linda Horner, secretary to the dean of Clarion University libraries, and representatives of Clarion AFSCME Local 2326 presented a donation of $1,006.37 to Clarion Cancer Center June 9.

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June 09, 2014

Lillard provides embedded librarianship expertise to Kazakhstan librarians

Dr. Linda Lillard, associate professor of library science at Clarion University, held an invited Skype presentation for librarians June 4 at Nazarbayev University Library, Astana, Kazakhstan.

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June 09, 2014

Tippin and Becht transformations ahead

Following a planned $41.9 million renovation of Tippin Gymnasium and Natatorium and a $15.5 million renovation of Becht Hall the two buildings will be a shell of their former selves. The approach to Becht will even be similar to that used for the White House.

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June 06, 2014

McAleer named interim executive dean of Venango College

Clarion University has appointed Dr. Colleen A. McAleer as interim executive dean of Venango College, Oil City. The executive dean position will become vacant with the July 1 departure of Dr. Christopher Reber, who has accepted the presidency of the Community College of Beaver County. McAleer will take the position on an interim basis beginning July 1, while a national search is conducted for a new executive dean.

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June 05, 2014

Clarion University’s Juneteenth celebrates emancipation of slaves

Clarion University will host its 12th annual Juneteenth celebration at 11 a.m. June 19 in Hart Chapel. It is free and open to the public. Dr. Francene Haymon, keynote speaker, will present “The Dream: 50 Years Later = 60 Years of Educational Equity?”

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June 02, 2014

Art chair’s work featured in ‘modern+contemporary’ exhibition

Melissa Kuntz, professor and chair of Clarion University art department, is one of five artists whose work is featured in the “modern+contemporary” exhibition that runs through July 18 at Boxheart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh.

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May 23, 2014

Clarion breaks ground on new suites project

The following article by Ron Wilshire talks about the university's most recent construction project: new suites on Main Street, Clarion. The article appeared in the Leader-Vindicator and on ExploreClarion.com.

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May 23, 2014

U.S. News & World Report ranks Clarion online graduate programs among best for veterans

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans, ranking Clarion University’s Master of Business Administration 38th and Master of Education 28th in the country.

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May 22, 2014

Clarion University students and faculty attend Midwest Economics Association Conference

Eight Clarion University students and two faculty members attended the 2014 Midwest Economics Association Conference in March in Chicago.

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May 21, 2014

CU education professor completes Institute for Educational Management and Leadership

Dr. Cahndice Matthews, assistant professor of education at Clarion University, has completed the Institute for Educational Management and Leadership training sponsored by Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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May 19, 2014

Community invited to join AlumniFest celebration

Clarion University invites the community to join in next month’s Alumni Weekend celebration. While many of the activities are geared toward alumni, two of the weekend’s main events – the Distinguished Awards banquet June 6 and AlumniFest June 7 – are open to the community.

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May 16, 2014

Clarion University junior wins Miss Steel Valley, advances to state pageant

Christy Rybak, a junior speech pathology major at Clarion University, is one of 38 contestants who will compete at the Miss Pennsylvania pageant June 11-14 in Pittsburgh. Rybak advanced to the state pageant after she won the title of Miss Steel Valley March 29. It was her first time competing. Rybak, of Oil City, decided to enter the Miss Steel Valley pageant at the suggestion of her vocal coach, who thought it would provide performance experience and allow her to put her platform, autism awareness, in the public eye. Through the pageant, which is part of the Miss America Organization, women compete for scholarships and campaign for their chosen platforms. As Miss Steel Valley, she will appear at events and fundraisers to spread awareness of autism. Rybak largely attributes to Clarion her success in winning the Miss Steel Valley crown. "The confidence, tools and knowledge I have learned from being a speech pathology major at Clarion University will continue to help me in my future achievements, and I am forever thankful," Rybak said. Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

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May 10, 2014

More than 1,000 students receive degrees at Clarion commencement

Nearly 1,030 Clarion University students donned the traditional caps and gowns for commencement ceremonies May 10.

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May 07, 2014

CCBC Board of Trustees announces Chris Reber as next president

Monaca – In a unanimous vote, the Community College of Beaver County’s Board of Trustees named Dr. Christopher M. Reber as the college’s next president.

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May 06, 2014

Olivas-Luján participates at international business conference in Colombia

Dr. Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, professor in the Clarion University Department of Management and Marketing, presented a co-authored paper, "CEMEX in Asia: Latin American Expatriates in the Far East," at the Academy of International Business, Latin American chapter. The conference took place March 20-22 at EAFIT Universidad, Medellín, Colombia. In his role as editor for the U.K.-based "Advanced Series in Management," Olivas-Luján also participated on a panel titled "Researching and Publishing on Latin America and by Latin American Researchers," along with a group of well-known researchers from Brazil, Colombia and the United States.

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May 05, 2014

Sixth 'Learning Today, Teaching Tomorrow' conference held at Clarion University

More than 100 early childhood practitioners attended the sixth annual Learning Today, Teaching Tomorrow conference April 5 on the Clarion University campus.

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May 02, 2014

Clarion University embarks on Road Scholars Tour to area high schools

Clarion University is taking its “Confident in Our Commitment to Education” campaign on the road as part of the Road Scholars Tour, May 12-14. Dr. Karen M. Whitney, president, and Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, provost and academic vice president, as well as Clarion faculty and administrators, will visit seven high schools in Clarion, Venango, Butler and Allegheny counties.

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May 01, 2014

Clarion University SBDC hosts programs

Clarion University Small Business Development Center will host multiple business-related programs, all open to the public.

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May 01, 2014

Psychology students present their research

Students in Dr. Jeanne Slattery's Psychology 470, Senior Seminar, will present the results of their final projects May 5 in 124 Harvey Hall. Students had several options for project types: empirical research, assessments of university or community programs, or video to be submitted for the Noba Student Video Award. Their anticipated presentation schedule is:

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April 30, 2014

BFA students display work on campus, downtown

Students in Clarion University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program will present their work at the 2014 BFA Student Show now through May 9 at Clarion University Art Gallery.

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April 30, 2014

Miller presents paper at communications conference

Dr. Laurie S. Miller, assistant professor in the Clarion University Department of Communication, presented a paper, “More than a backpack: Equipping student journalists with tools to identify ethical dilemmas,” at the Ethics in Media and News Culture conference March 21-22 at Regent University in Virginia Beach.

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April 30, 2014

Projects awarded funding

The following Clarion University faculty or staff members have received funding for special projects:

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April 29, 2014

Economics students present results of research

Students in Dr. Sandra Trejos’ Economics 363 will present the 2014 Economic Development Symposium April 24 and 29 and May 1 in 106 Still Hall, Clarion University.

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April 29, 2014

Top business students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma at Clarion

Dr. David Hartley, Dr. Jeffrey Eicher, Makenzie Marsico, Zachary Horner, Emilee Gysegem, Jacob McMillen, Anna McNurlen, Ryo Ogura, Stephanie Warner, Jeremy Schmader, Dr. Gustavo Barboza, Dr. Miguel Olivas-Lujan, Dr. James Pesek. (Not pictured: Chelsea Zola.)

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April 28, 2014

Clarion University senior named to SAM national board

Clarion University management and human resources senior Alex Demczak of Burgettstown was elected to the national board of The Society for Advancement of Management during the Undergraduate Research Project Conference April 3-6 in Orlando. Demczak, a member of Clarion’s SAM chapter, will serve during the 2014-2015 school year.

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April 27, 2014

Symphony Orchestra presents “Old and New Textures”

On May 4 at 3 p.m. in Marwick-Boyd Auditorium, Clarion University Symphony Orchestra will present “Old and New Textures,” a concert that will embody composers’ use of varying orchestral textures of sound. It will also be the farewell concert for Dr. Paula Amrod, Clarion University professor of music, who will retire this spring after 33 years of service to the university.

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April 24, 2014

Clarion SBDC Product and Development Forum, May 14

On May 14 Clarion University Small Business Development Center will host “Product Development and Commercialization Forum: From Idea to Invention to Marketplace.” The program is part of an educational series highlighting the Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Support Program, an organization initiated as a result of a Developed and Discovered in Pennsylvania grant awarded to the Center for Applied Research and Intellectual Property Development by Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The program offers micro-grants up to $15,000 and all-encompassing, comprehensive business/product development care and support.

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April 22, 2014

Clarion's College of Business receives prestigious AACSB International reaccreditation

Continuing its commitment to excellence in educating tomorrow’s business leaders for the global economy, Clarion University College of Business Administration received reaccreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), a prestigious designation bestowed on only 5 percent of schools offering a business curriculum.

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April 21, 2014

APSCUF awards $500 scholarships to seven Clarion students

Seven Clarion University students received Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties fall 2014 scholarships. Each will receive a $500 scholarship to use toward expenses for fall 2014.

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April 21, 2014

Come Together Clarion returns with more fun for the whole family

The annual “Come Together Clarion” event, which is scheduled for April 26, is an opportunity for everyone to show their love for Clarion and celebrate the relationships that are made possible as a result of university and community interaction.

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April 21, 2014

Clarion University Theatre presents “Moving Forward - A Dance Concert”

The Clarion University Theatre will present “Moving Forward - A Dance Concert” at 8 p.m. April 25 and 26. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children ages 12 and under and free for Clarion University students with a valid ID.

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April 11, 2014

Pro-life town hall tour to stop at Clarion University

Clarion University will be the spot for a pro-life town hall meeting sponsored by Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and Clarion University Students for Life. The public is invited to this event, which will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. April 30 in the Hart Chapel auditorium, 840 Wood St., Clarion.

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April 11, 2014

‘The Colour of Apology’ coming to Little Theatre

Get a taste of city-style art when “The Colour of Apology” finds a home in Clarion University Little Theatre.

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April 07, 2014

Clarion Sig Phi chapter wins three awards

The Clarion University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity received three awards at the organization’s annual Carlson Leadership Academy Feb. 7-9 in Stamford, Conn. The CLA provides officer training and helps officers recognize and use their strengths to maximize their chapters’ potential.

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April 07, 2014

Clarion history majors present research at Phi Alpha Theta conference

Three Clarion University history majors presented their research at the Western Pennsylvania Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference and Undergraduate Research Forum March 29 at Slippery Rock University.

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April 07, 2014

Students represent Clarion at Sigma Tau Delta International Convention

Nine students and faculty advisor Dr. Kevin Stemmler attended the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention Feb. 26 to March 1 in Savannah, Ga. Sigma Tau Delta is the international English honor society.

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April 04, 2014

Alumna speaks at year’s final Mary Walter Leadership Series event

Dr. Mimi Benjamin (’89, M.A. ‘96), a Clarion University alumna and mentee of the late Mary Walter, will speak at the year’s final lecture of the Mary Walter Leadership Series at 7 p.m. April 17 in Clarion University’s Moore Hall. Her topic will be “Authentic Leadership.”

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April 04, 2014

Clarion University invites prospective students to April open house

Clarion University invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as transfer students, to attend the Spring Open House April 26. Students unable to attend the open house are invited to schedule a preview day or individual session.

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April 04, 2014

Earth Week events designed for environmental awareness

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (formerly Bios Club) is showing some love to mother earth by hosting various events and seminars celebrating Earth Week, April 21-27.

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April 02, 2014

Tibetan monks bring ‘The Mystical Arts of Tibet’ to Clarion

Clarion University’s Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series, “In God We Trust?” will host “The Mystical Arts of Tibet” April 7-13. Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will bring their culture and customs to campus during programs and events throughout the week. All events are free, except lunches, and all are open to the public.

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April 01, 2014

PASSHE launches training series to change the culture of child sexual victimization

Stop It Now! and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education have teamed up to develop a first-of-its-kind program that will train “Prevention Squads” to help prevent child sexual victimization on college campuses.

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March 27, 2014

Learn about business innovation grants at ‘Eggs & Answers’

Clarion County Economic Development Corporation, along with NWPA Innovation Support Program and Clarion University Small Business Development Center, will host “Eggs & Answers” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 9 on the first floor of the Barnes Center for Biotechnology Business Development, 330 N. Point Dr., Clarion.

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March 27, 2014

‘Paul McCartney is dead’ – or is he the best prankster of all time?

The Beatles are considered one of the most influential music groups of all time. Their music lives on decades after the band broke up, gaining new fans every day. Some fans believe that although their music has survived, one of their members truly died before most of it was originally released. Their theory: Paul McCartney died in 1966 and has been replaced ever since by a body double.

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March 26, 2014

Author Hewitt will present “The Future's in the Dirt: How Local Food Can Transform Local Economies” March 31

On March 31, Clarion University's "Communiversity" Grow Clarion Program will present "The Future's in the Dirt: How Local Food Can Transform Local Economies," a presentation by author Ben Hewitt.

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March 24, 2014

Clarion announces Learn to Swim, Learn to Dive programs

Clarion University’s swimming and diving program will offer its annual Learn to Swim and Learn to Dive programs for this spring. The programs are offered for children ranging in ability from non-swimmer to swimmer, plus parent/child classes and competitive swimming. Registration is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 24 and 25 in the lobby of Tippin Gymnasium.

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March 19, 2014

Clarion students demonstrate winning skills at Financial Advisory Competition

Clarion University seniors Jennifer Garing of Chicora and Darlene Doubet of Meadville, both accounting, corporate finance and personal finance majors, and Alex Dougherty of Sligo, personal finance major, traveled to Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 10-12 to compete in the first FAStech Quiz Bowl and Showcase Competition. The competition was held during the T3 Technology Tools for Today conference.

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March 19, 2014

Speaker addresses science and ethics of stem cell research

The Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk speak at 7 p.m. April 1 in Hart Chapel auditorium. His topic will be “Respect for the Human Embryo: The Science and Ethics of Stem Cell Research.”

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March 19, 2014

Trejos honored as Outstanding Latina Faculty in Higher Education

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education honored Clarion University economics professor Dr. Sandra Trejos at its national conference March 6-8 in Costa Mesa, Calif. Trejos was selected as Outstanding Latina Faculty in Higher Education: Service Teaching in Higher Education (teaching institutions).

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March 17, 2014

Author discusses how local food can transform local economies

"Communiversity Partners" Clarion/Venango/Forest County Farm Bureau, Clarion University and ABLE (Advisory Board for Leadership and Engagement) present "The Future's in the Dirt: How Local Food Can Transform Local Economies" by Ben Hewitt, author of "The Town That Food Saved," Monday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m., American Legion, 530 Main St., Clarion.

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March 17, 2014

Barnes Center program empowers small business owners with tools for success

Clarion University’s Barnes Center for Biotechnology Business Development hosted the Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Support Program open house Feb. 21.

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March 17, 2014

Choral groups present ‘In God We Trust: A Choral Perspective’

Clarion University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Henry A. Alviani, will present “In God We Trust: A Choral Perspective” at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Marwick-Boyd auditorium. This performance is part of the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series, “In God We Trust?” This will be Alviani's final concert at Clarion University.

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March 17, 2014

Poets respond to Mary Seifert Cultural Series theme, ‘In God We Trust?’

Clarion University will present “A Lover’s Quarrel with Tradition: Poets Respond to the Theme, ‘In God We Trust?’ April 3 in the university art gallery. This event, part of the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series, is free and open to the public.

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March 07, 2014

Alumnus working for Yankees will speak Sunday at Clarion

Adam Skolnick, a 2008 Clarion University graduate, will return to Clarion University to talk about his career in the sports management industry at 7 p.m. March 9 in 250/252 Gemmell. Skolnick, who has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in sports management, is currently working as a retention sales specialist for the 27-time world champion New York Yankees.

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March 07, 2014

Free film chronicles Americans’ lack of access to low-cost, quality health care

Clarion Young Democrats will present a free screening of a powerful new documentary, “Remote Area Medical,” an award-winning work from filmmakers Jeffrey Reichert and Farihah Zaman, at 7 p.m. April 3 in Hart Chapel. Reichert and Zaman will present the film and will be on hand for a Q&A period afterward.

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March 07, 2014

Week-long visit by Tibetan monks highlights Mary Seifert Series spring events

Continuing in April, the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series will provide thought-provoking entertainment as part of the “In God We Trust?” series. The events are as follows:

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March 06, 2014

The Clarion tradition continues

Times are tough, and many of the challenges we face are beyond our control; however, the way we respond to them is not. We have chosen to take specific actions to align available resources to areas where we can attain growth, while continuing to serve our students, our community and the commonwealth.

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February 25, 2014

Culture Night features food and entertainment from around the world

Clarion (University) International Association’s annual Culture Night is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 in Gemmell multi-purpose room.

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February 25, 2014

Visiting writer Gerry LaFemina will perform two shows at Clarion University Art Gallery

Gerry LaFemina will visit Clarion University March 5 as part of the Spoken Arts Reading Series, sponsored by the English department and Tobeco literary magazine.

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February 25, 2014

Clarion University Theatre Department presents ‘Nothing is Left to Tell’

Clarion University Theatre Department will present “Nothing is Left to Tell” at 8 p.m. March 5-8 and at 2 p.m. March 9 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre.

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February 24, 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury Support group hosts Brain Safety Fair and Helmet Giveaway

Clarion Area Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group will host a Brain Safety Fair and Bike Helmet Giveaway in coordination with Butler Brain Injury Support Group’s 9th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 at Clearview Mall, Butler.

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February 19, 2014

Clarion University students join ‘shovel brigade’ to assist community

Snow and cold aren’t always described as a winter wonderland. In fact, the snow can be quite a nuisance and extremely hazardous for some members of the Clarion community. Enter Clarion University’s Shovel Brigade.

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February 19, 2014

Grants and donations enhance programming at community learning center

After a successful first semester, 537 Clarion: Community Learning Workshop, a drop-in homework, tutoring and community literacy center, recently received $12,000 in grants and donations from community foundations and local organizations.

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February 19, 2014

Clarion University English Department names outstanding English majors

Clarion University English Department awarded its spring 2014 Outstanding English Major of the Month awards. This award is based on academic achievements and involvement in department activities.

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February 13, 2014

Faculty projects awarded funding

The following Clarion University faculty or staff members have received funding for special projects:

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February 13, 2014

Forden publishes paper in psychology journal

Dr. Carie Forden, professor of psychology, published a paper, “Community Psychology Practice Competencies in Egypt: Challenges and Opportunities,” in The Global Journal of Community Department Psychology. She co-wrote the paper with Amy Carrillo, a colleague at the American University in Cairo.

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February 13, 2014

Psychology honorary’s Clarion chapter inducts three

Clarion University chapter of Psi Chi, a psychology honorary, inducted three new members at its semi-annual banquet Nov. 20. Psi Chi recognizes psychology majors and minors who have demonstrated academic excellence in psychology. Its goals include encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.

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February 13, 2014

Trejos presents at International Conference on Aging and Society

Dr. Sandra Trejos, Clarion University professor of economics, presented at the Third International Conference on Aging and Society at the University Center, Chicago.

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February 13, 2014

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Dr. Kathleen Welsch, professor of writing and literature at Clarion University, has been recognized for her contribution to the radio program “Reflections West,” which is about the literature, history and culture of the American West.

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February 03, 2014

Businesses and agencies invited to Clarion University job fairs

Clarion University Career Development Center invites area business and agencies to attend one of our spring 2014 semester job fairs:

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February 03, 2014

Clarion students and faculty take part in Kennedy Center theatre festival

A delegation of 19 Clarion University students, along with members of theatre faculty, attended the 46th Annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Jan. 14-18 in West Chester.

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February 03, 2014

Clarion University Store has new manager, fresh look

When customers enter the Clarion University Store, they’ll notice a fresh look to the store, as well as a fresh face keeping business running smoothly.

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February 03, 2014

Clarion SBDC hosts workshops for the public

Clarion University Small Business Development Center will host various workshops and seminars for personal and entrepreneurial growth:

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February 02, 2014

Max Smith joins Clarion University Foundation, Inc., as COO/CFO

Clarion University Foundation, Inc., welcomed Max Smith as its chief financial officer.

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January 31, 2014

Clarion University welcomes new police chief

Clarion University has welcomed Joseph Graham as director of public safety. Prior to Clarion, he was chief of public safety at Anna Maria College, Paxton, Mass.

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January 31, 2014

Kara Adams interns for Pa. Historical and Museum Commission during THIS

Newton, N.J., native Kara Adams, a senior history and molecular biology major and literature minor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, is working for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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January 31, 2014

Pfannestiel selected to lead College of Arts and Sciences

Clarion University has selected Dr. Todd Pfannestiel, history professor, as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Pfannestiel, who came to Clarion in 1998 as a history instructor, will begin his duties as dean July 1.

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January 24, 2014

PASSHE Board of Governors approves new strategic plan

Also supports new nursing programs, flexible tuition plans The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Thursday approved a new strategic plan that will enhance and expand student learning opportunities and ensure the commonwealth receives the greatest possible return on its annual investment in the system and its 14 universities.

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January 23, 2014

Clarion University adds Doctor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors approved two new Clarion University programs Jan. 23: a traditional, four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Offered through the newly organized School of Health Sciences, the BSN will be taught on the Clarion campus, and the DNP, Clarion’s first doctoral degree, will be taught online, in partnership with Edinboro University.

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January 16, 2014

The hidden language of the soul

Internships provide students with experiential learning, but BreAnna Kirkland has taken experiential learning a step further. Through opportunities she has had as a Clarion University student, the junior small business management major is living her dream of owning and operating a performing arts center.

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January 14, 2014

Girvan discusses ‘The Dream: 50 Years Later’ at community breakfast

Clarion University Community Relations Committee and various Clarion community organizations, charities and churches will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 20 in the American Legion, Clarion. Tickets are $7 at the door. A food drive will be part of the breakfast; those attending are encouraged to bring a food item for the drive.

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January 14, 2014

Tilford calls for ‘A Vision Beyond the Dream’ at MLK reception

A Martin Luther King Jr. Reception is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Complex. Admission is free and open to the public.

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January 10, 2014

Clarion University partners with organization to provide higher ed to veterans

Clarion University President Karen M. Whitney signed a memorandum of understanding that ultimately will provide higher education to hundreds of veterans. The goal is to expand their career opportunities through their enrollment at the university.

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Last Updated 11/25/14