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April 08, 2019

10 Things to Know this Week: April 8

Watch for ‘10 Things to Know this Week’ every Monday during the spring and fall semesters. The list of events and opportunities is compiled through submissions to www.clarion.edu/coverage. To be included, items must be pertinent to all students.

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April 08, 2019

PGC biologist details role of hunting in forest conservation

Roger Coup, biologist for Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northwest Region, will present “Forest Health and Deer Management: A Partnership in Conservation” at 7 p.m. April 15 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center.

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April 04, 2019

Clarion University Theatre performs alum’s play, ‘Pete Rex’

It was a normal Tuesday in New Kensington, and then the dinosaurs came. Pete Rex, a new play by New York-based, New Kensington native and Clarion University alumnus playwright Alexander V. Thompson closes out the Clarion University Theatre season.

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April 04, 2019

Quinn XCII and Hoodie Allen perform at Clarion University CampusFest

Quinn XCII with opening act Hoodie Allen will perform for Clarion University CampusFest April 26 in Memorial Stadium.

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April 03, 2019

Clarion University College of Business earns international reaccreditation

Clarion University College of Business Administration and Information Sciences has earned reaccreditation by AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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April 01, 2019

10 Things to Know this Week: April 1

Watch for ‘10 Things to Know this Week’ every Monday during the spring and fall semesters. The list of events and opportunities is compiled through submissions to www.clarion.edu/coverage. To be included, items must be pertinent to all students.

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April 01, 2019

Of quartz I love chemistry

Proving that one can be neither too young nor too old to learn, kindergarteners through retirees took part in Clarion University’s Crystal Growing Competition this spring. Dr. Jacqueline Knaust, professor of chemistry, organized the competition.

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March 29, 2019

Alumna takes readers 'From Khaki to Air Force Blue'

Alumna Dorothy “Dottie” Harris documents her time as a woman in the military through a fictional book called “1951 From Khaki to Air Force Blue.”

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March 28, 2019

Pehrsson to be installed as 17th president of Clarion University

Clarion University of Pennsylvania invites the community to the inauguration of Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson as 17th president at 1:30 p.m. April 5 in the auditorium of Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center. Those attending the installation ceremony are requested to be in their seats by 1:15 p.m. The ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

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March 27, 2019

Area men asked to don heels and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

PASSAGES, Inc., along with Clarion University’s women and gender studies program and V-Day Project student group, invite the community to join the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at 5 p.m. April 10. The walk begins and ends at Gemmell Student Center.

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March 25, 2019

10 Things to Know this Week: March 25

Watch for ‘10 Things to Know this Week’ every Monday during the spring and fall semesters. The list of events and opportunities is compiled through submissions to www.clarion.edu/coverage. To be included, items must be pertinent to all students.

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March 25, 2019

Clarion offers low-cost housing for students in summer sessions

Clarion University will offer summer sessions with a special housing deal for students – including those from other universities – who want to get ahead, catch up or make up classes.

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March 18, 2019

10 Things to Know this Week: March 18

Watch for ‘10 Things to Know this Week’ every Monday during the spring and fall semesters. The list of events and opportunities is compiled through submissions to www.clarion.edu/coverage. To be included, items must be pertinent to all students.

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March 14, 2019

CU earns Military Friendly status for 10th straight year

Clarion University has been named a Military Friendly® School for the 10th consecutive year.

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March 14, 2019

Learn how nature can help heal grief

Lisa Story, a licensed professional counselor and certified thanatologist, will present “Hope Grows” from noon to 1:30 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. March 19 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center.

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March 12, 2019

Speaker discusses invisible disabilities

Christina Irene will discuss invisible disabilities at 3 and 5 p.m. March 20 at Suites on Main North theater. Irene, formerly a comedian, travels internationally to share her story and bring awareness to the topic.

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March 11, 2019

10 Things to Know this Week: March 11

Watch for ‘10 Things to Know this Week’ every Monday during the spring and fall semesters. The list of events and opportunities is compiled through submissions to www.clarion.edu/coverage. To be included, items must be pertinent to all students.

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March 05, 2019

Clarion University athletics hosts Parents’ Night Out

Clarion University Golden Eagles will host Parents’ Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. March 23 at the Student Recreation Center, Clarion campus. Parents can enjoy a few hours to themselves while their children play games and eat pizza with Clarion student-athletes, faculty and staff.

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February 25, 2019

10 Things to Know this Week: Feb. 25

Watch for ‘10 Things to Know this Week’ every Monday during the spring and fall semesters. The list of events and opportunities is compiled through submissions to www.clarion.edu/coverage. To be included, items must be pertinent to all students.

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February 25, 2019

The Clash at Clarion takes robotics to the high school level

If you think robots might one day take over the world, you may have an active imagination or maybe you’ve just witnessed the Clash at Clarion, the Regional High School Robotics Competition Friday, Feb. 22, in the Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room.

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February 22, 2019

Clarion University expands nursing program to Somerset

Clarion University will begin offering its Associate of Science in Nursing degree in Somerset County this fall. Officials from the university’s College of Health Sciences and Human Services and from Somerset County Education Center, which will host the program, are preparing.

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February 22, 2019

Grant will help CU and partners with workforce training

Clarion University, in partnership with regional entities, will receive a $1.1 million grant through Appalachian Regional Commission’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization. The goal of the grant is to improve the lack of educational and economic opportunities.

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February 18, 2019

Designated housing allows Clarion students to bring pets to college

Until recently, heading off to college has meant leaving Fido or Fluffy at home, but this fall, Clarion University students will be permitted to bring their pets with them.

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February 18, 2019

10 Things to Know this Week: Feb. 18

Watch for ‘10 Things to Know this Week’ every Monday during the spring and fall semesters.

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February 15, 2019

African Dance Company to perform at CU

Clarion University Office of Minority Student Services will present NAZU African Dance Company at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Gemmell multi-purpose room.

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February 15, 2019

CU Math Club plans community chess and checkers tournament

Community members are invited to join Clarion University Math Club for a Chess and Checkers Tournament from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in room 145 of Grunenwald Science and Technology Center.

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February 15, 2019

Poet Sheila Carter-Jones presents work at Clarion University

Clarion University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Committee and English department will present poet Sheila Carter-Jones at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 in Moore Hall.

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February 11, 2019

CU students to perform ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Clarion University will present the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” Feb. 20-24 at Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. Performances begin at 8 p.m. each evening, except for a special 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 24.

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February 08, 2019

Aravind presents research at Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Vasudeva Rao Aravind, associate professor, Clarion University Department of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, presented a research talk titled "Teacher-Authored Tutors to Improve Student Learning" Jan. 25 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Gates-Hillman Complex.

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February 08, 2019

Clarion University offers new concentrations that reflect trends

Clarion University has received approval to offer five new academic concentrations and to reorganize its liberal studies major to provide more flexibility for students. Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education notified the university Feb. 4.

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February 06, 2019

Business professor discusses financial literacy

Dr. Gustavo Barboza, professor of administrative science at Clarion University, will present “Financial (il)Literacy vs. Individual’s Behavior. Evidence on Credit Card Repayment Patterns” at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in 206 Still Hall.

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February 06, 2019

CU to recognize cancer survivors at annual Pink Game

Clarion University women’s basketball will host its 5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Game at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Clarion University Student Recreation Center. The team will have a ceremony recognizing cancer survivors before the doubleheader vs. Pitt-Johnstown and again before the Feb. 16 doubleheader vs. Slippery Rock.

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February 01, 2019

Clarion student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Amber Smoyer of Bellefonte is working in the Democratic House Legislative and Policy Research office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

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February 01, 2019

Clarion’s Beichner named top ROTC nursing student

Clarion University has something neither Princeton nor Harvard has: Aryn Beichner, the number one nursing student in the Army ROTC cadet corps for the northeast United States and the number two nursing student in the entire United States Army ROTC cadet corps.

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January 30, 2019

Clarion University hosts day-long forestry conference

Clarion University Department of Biology will host the 2019 Clarion Forest Landowner Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 16 at Grunenwald Science and Technology Center, Clarion campus. The theme is “Making the Most of Your Forests.”

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January 29, 2019

Class Cancellation January 30 and 31

Due to the extremely cold temperatures and wind chills expected to pass through our area late Tuesday night through Friday morning all classes for Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31 are canceled on both the Clarion Campus and Venango Campus

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January 23, 2019

Kelly honored with Cameos of Caring Award

Clarion University Nursing Department Chair and Nurse Administrator Deborah J. Kelly, DNP, RN, CHPCA, received a 2018 Cameos of Caring® Award in the category of nurse educator Saturday, Dec. 1, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

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January 18, 2019

US News & World Report ranks Clarion programs among world’s best

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has earned recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Program rankings.

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January 14, 2019

MLK community celebration features message, music and poetry

The Rev. Kari D. King-Hall will be the guest speaker at the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 in Gemmell multi-purpose room. Her topic will be “The King Legacy: Making a Difference.”

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January 11, 2019

Welcome back, students

Welcome back to Clarion University. We hope you had a productive and relaxing winter break and are ready to begin the spring semester.

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January 09, 2019

‘Making a Difference’ is theme of Martin Luther King community breakfast

Sister Marian Wehler, OSB, and Sister Tina Geiger, RSM, will be guest speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at 7 a.m. Jan. 21 in Clarion University’s Eagle Commons. This year’s theme is “Making a Difference.”

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Last Updated 4/17/19