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November 22, 2017

Students donate meals to help feed those in need

Clarion University students are helping to fill empty bellies this Thanksgiving. Through the Eagle Ambassadors’ annual Donate-a-Meal campaign, 77 turkeys were donated to Clarion County Community Action, an increase of 16 over last year.

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November 21, 2017

Clarion University students present at national social studies conference

Seven Clarion University students presented their research at the National Council for Social Studies Conference Nov. 16-19 in San Francisco.

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November 21, 2017

Clarion University Police show excellence through accreditation

Clarion University Police Department has earned accreditation by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, making it one of seven university police departments in the state and the only department in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to attain the status.

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November 21, 2017

ABLE assists in community boot drive

The Advisory Board for Leadership and Engagement needs help in addressing one of the greatest needs in the Clarion community: Good winter boots.

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November 20, 2017

LaVan presents BFA exhibition (IN)finite

Michael LaVan will present (IN)finite, his senior Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition, Dec. 5-9 in Clarion University art gallery, on Level A of Carlson Library. An opening reception is planned for 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. The show and reception are free and open to the public.

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November 17, 2017

Clarion offers first PDE-approved leadership program for teachers

Clarion University has developed a Skills for Teacher Leaders Endorsement Program, the first such program to be approved by Pennsylvania Department of Education. This endorsement program, offered online, builds on the expertise teachers already have, adding the knowledge and skills that embody effective leadership, specifically for teachers.

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November 14, 2017

Black man and former white supremacist join for ‘No Place for Hate’

As part of Clarion University 2017-18 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Daryl Davis and Arno Michaelis will present “No Place for Hate: A Conversation in Black and White,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Complex. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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November 14, 2017

University hosts public debate on gun control

Clarion University Speech and Debate Team will host “Resolved: The United States Needs to Have a Serious Discussion About Gun Control” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in Still Hall’s Carter Auditorium.

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November 13, 2017

Indiana, Eisenhower take top spots in high school math competition

Two hundred fifty students from 25 schools participated in Clarion University’s 33rd annual High School Mathematics Competition Nov. 2.

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November 13, 2017

Prominent Arabian poet visits Clarion

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November 07, 2017

National Distance Education Week recognized

Clarion University - Clarion Online is a leader in online learning in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and our program continues to grow and be recognized.

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November 06, 2017

Flag ceremonies, luncheon mark Clarion University Veterans’ Day

Clarion University ROTC cadets invite the community to join them as they raise and lower the flag daily, through Nov. 10. Cadets will raise the flag beside Starbucks on the Clarion campus at 9 a.m. and lower it at 5 p.m.

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November 06, 2017

Seifert Series presents ‘Shiners’ film, demo, discussion

Clarion University’s Seifert Cultural Series will present “Shiners: The Art of the Shoe Shine” Nov. 14 in Suites on Main North theater. The event is free and open to the public.

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November 06, 2017

Clarion University – Venango places 1,500 ‘Flags for the Fallen’

In honor of Veterans Day, Venango Veterans Club will host its fourth annual Flags for the Fallen ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 in Rhoades auditorium of Clarion University – Venango, Oil City.

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November 02, 2017

Exhibition shows impact of domestic violence

Clarion University art gallery will host an exhibition, “Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness,” beginning with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in the gallery, on Level A of Carlson Library.

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November 02, 2017

Clarion University’s ‘Scary Musical the Musical’ pokes fun at classic horror films

“There’s a killer in the house” at Clarion University Theatre’s production of “Scary Musical the Musical” which opens at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Little Theatre of Marwick-Boyd. The show will run at 8 p.m. Nov. 15-18 with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Nov. 19.

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November 01, 2017

Native American dance preserves Iroquois culture

Clarion University Minority Student Services and Phi Kappa Phi fraternity will host a performance of the Allegany River Indian Dancers at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Gemmell multi-purpose room. The group’s intent is to preserve Iroquois history and culture through dance.

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November 01, 2017

Speaker touts importance of exposure to new ideas

Clarion University International Programs and Minority Student Services will host speaker Latisha “L” Springer at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Hart Chapel. Her speech, “Global Lens: Beyond Borders and Other Barriers,” will focus on thinking beyond boundaries and differences to enable the audience to consider different perspectives.

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October 31, 2017

Sabousky honored for educational innovation

Richard Sabousky, chairman of Clarion University Department of Special Education, was awarded the Rehabilitation Community Provider Association Innovation Award during a ceremony at an RCPA conference. Sabousky was honored for developing an online degree program in which professionals in the human resources industry can earn college credits through professional training courses.

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October 30, 2017

Serving and learning in the Navajo Nation

This past May, Joseph Croskey, Director of University Advising Services Center and assistant professor, took a group of students to the Navajo Nation has part of a service and learning experience.

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October 26, 2017

Senate confirms four to State System Board of Governors

The state Senate has confirmed the nominations of four new members to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The Senate also confirmed two current members to new four-year terms.

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October 26, 2017

Students utilizing campus pantry

The Student Resource Room continues to serve the student population and the need is as great as it ever was.

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October 24, 2017

Eagle Ambassadors and Chartwells team up for 'Donate-a-Meal'

Clarion University students are encouraged to donate their Nov. 17 dinner board meals with proceeds from the donated meals to purchase turkeys for families in need during the holiday season.

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October 19, 2017

Clarion approved to offer BS in respiratory care

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved today a new, three-year Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory care, offered through Clarion University.

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October 19, 2017

Get your ‘boo’ on at Clarion University Halloween activities

Clarion University invites the community to join in celebrating Halloween. All events are open to the public.

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October 18, 2017

Peter C. Fackler selected as Clarion University’s interim president

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected Peter C. Fackler to serve as interim president of Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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October 17, 2017

Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day planned on Wednesday

The Presidential Commission on Disabilities, PennDot, and the Clarion Borough Police are sponsoring the fall 2017 Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day Wednesday, Oct. 18.

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October 17, 2017

State System, APSCUF reach tentative agreement on new contract

With more than eight months remaining on the current collective bargaining agreement between Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, the parties have tentatively agreed to a new contract that would run through June 30, 2019.

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October 12, 2017

Clarion University begins search for next president

Clarion University’s Presidential Search Committee will begin the process of selecting the university’s 17th president. Former President Karen Whitney left the post in September to serve as interim chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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October 12, 2017

Physics professor discusses function, capabilities of electron microscope

Clarion University physics professor Dr. Chunfei Li will present “Electron Microscopy: A Brief Introduction” from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 14 in Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology, room 122.

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October 12, 2017

Student-led DVAA Day brings attention to forms of abuse

Clarion University will host Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Complex. The event includes a panel discussion with representatives from Clarion University Police, Clarion County SAFE, Venango County PPC Violence Free Network and Jefferson County Community Action’s Crossroads Project. A gallery of photos featuring Clarion students and employees representing various forms abuse will provide a powerful experience, according to Amy Salsgiver, director of social equity.

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October 10, 2017

Clarion students complete State Trooper Academy, are assigned to barracks

Clarion University students Josh Wiskeman and Nick Schmader were among 90 cadets to graduate from the State Trooper Academy Sept. 8 in Harrisburg. The ceremony marked the culmination of 27 weeks of classroom and physical training and brings to 21 the number of Clarion students who have become state troopers.

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October 09, 2017

Panel, live stream of journalist focus on opioid epidemic

Clarion Drug Free Coalition will host a panel discussion and a live stream of veteran reporter and author Sam Quinones speaking about America’s opioid epidemic at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 in Hart Chapel, Clarion University. The event is free and open to the public.

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October 06, 2017

Michali named Venango 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Dr. Vonnie Hale Michali will be honored during a community reception at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 in Charles L. Suhr Library, Venango campus. Clarion University Alumni Association named Michali the 2017 Clarion University – Venango Distinguished Alumna.

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October 06, 2017

Debra Sobina appointed director of Clarion University – Venango

Debra D. Sobina of Oil City has been appointed director of Clarion University – Venango. In this role, she will oversee administrative functions for Venango campus and West Penn School of Nursing in Pittsburgh.

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October 05, 2017

Former kings and queens return for 150th homecoming

Homecoming royalty will return Saturday as part of Clarion University’s sesquicentennial celebration. Twenty-seven past kings and queens, from as far back as 1953, will be recognized during the Autumn Leaf Festival Tournament of Leaves Parade.

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September 29, 2017

Resolution thanks Whitney for seven years as president

Clarion University Council of Trustees presented a resolution of appreciation to former President Karen M. Whitney during their Sept. 21 meeting. Whitney, who was Clarion’s president for seven years, left Sept. 11 to assume the post of interim chancellor of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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September 29, 2017

State System takes next steps toward redesign

Ensuring student success. Leveraging the strengths of each university. Transforming the governance and leadership structure. Those are the main themes that have emerged from the strategic system review conducted earlier this year by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and from the additional stakeholder input that has been received since then.

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September 25, 2017

Courageous Endeavors

Torron Mollett describes the neighborhood where he grew up as “rough.” As a young teen, he lost his father to gun violence, and the formerly bubbly kid began to act out. His school placed him in a program that helped kids with behavioral difficulties.

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September 18, 2017

The right stuff

To make a good craft beer you need the right basic ingredients, a little artistic flair and the passion for beer. A few Clarion University alums doesn’t hurt either.

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September 14, 2017

Venango Nursing Club annual 5K benefits Cancer Society

Clarion University - Venango Nursing Club will host its fourth annual 5K walk/run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, beginning at the Oil City entrance to the Samuel Justus Trail (across from Venango campus). The event benefits the American Cancer Society.

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September 12, 2017

Whitney concludes presidency by kicking off sesquicentennial year

On Founders Day – and her last day as president before becoming interim chancellor of the State System of Higher Education – Dr. Karen Whitney launched Clarion University’s year-long sesquicentennial celebration by sharing its proud 150-year past and its promising future.

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September 06, 2017

Former NFL player and director touts being one’s best

Anthony Griggs, former Pittsburgh Steelers player development director, will present “Life’s a Sport. Win It!” at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Complex, Clarion University. The event, which is free and open to the public, launches Clarion’s 2017-18 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

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September 06, 2017

Visual representation of Appalachia featured in opening exhibition

The photography of Roger May, an Appalachian American photographer and writer based in Charleston, W.Va., will be on display through Nov. 11 in Clarion University Art Gallery on level A of Carlson Library.

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September 01, 2017

Charlie Batch discusses leadership at Clarion University – Venango

Charlie Batch, who earned two Super Bowl rings during his time as backup quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will present “Expect Your Best” at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in Robert W. Rhoades Center of Clarion University -- Venango.

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September 01, 2017

Tour the night sky in university's Stars Over Clarion

Clarion University Department of Physics will present Stars Over Clarion at 7 and 8 p.m. Sept. 7 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in Donald D. Peirce Planetarium.

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September 01, 2017

Vega releases fourth edition of ‘Climatology’ textbook

Dr. Anthony Vega, professor of biology and geosciences, recently published the fourth edition of his textbook, “Climatology,” co-written with Robert V. Rohli.

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August 31, 2017

Clarion financial planning and legal education programs recertified

Clarion University’s personal financial planning program has received renewed registration from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

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August 30, 2017

Clarion scores NSF grant to expand nanoscale research

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $151,940 to Clarion University physics professor Dr. Chunfei Li, bringing the total in NSF grants awarded to Dr. Li since 2011 to $700,545. This latest award will be used to purchase an electron back scattering diffraction, an attachment for Clarion’s existing scanning electron microscope. It is rare, even at the national level, for a teaching university to have this level of instrumentation.

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August 29, 2017

Seifert Cultural Series examines ‘Work and the American Dream’

Clarion University will kick off its 2017-18 Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series in September. This year’s theme is “Work and the American Dream.” Events, including literary readings, lectures, films and a photography exhibit, will focus on wide-ranging issues surrounding the myriad ways in which Americans conceive their ideas of work within the framework of larger cultural limitations and opportunities.

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August 29, 2017

Enrollment up at Clarion University for 2017-18 year

As Clarion University prepares to kick off its sesquicentennial celebration year, overall student enrollment numbers are up for the first time since 2009. After the first day of classes, enrollment stands at 5,256. The number of new students (undergraduates, transfers and graduate students) is up by nearly 100, the second year in a row that number has grown.

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August 28, 2017

Welcome to Clarion University

Welcome to Clarion University. We hope you had a relaxing summer and are ready to begin the semester.

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August 24, 2017

Venango Cultural Series opens with laughs, the search for peace

Clarion University – Venango will kick off its 2017-18 Cultural Arts Series this month with performances by Daniel Martin and John Noltner. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Robert W. Rhoades Center, Venango Campus, Oil City, and are free and open to the public.

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August 16, 2017

A life-saving Clarion connection

The connection between Clarion alumni is truly something special. Spanning continents and generations, it helps people find jobs and make friends in new places. It even saves lives.

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August 01, 2017

Jones selected to participate in NCAA Leadership Institute

Chris Jones, director of development for athletics at Clarion University Foundation, Inc., is one of 20 minority athletics administrators who was selected to participate in the 2017 NCAA Leadership Institute.

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July 24, 2017

Dunbar takes helm for Clarion Council of Trustees

Clarion University Council of Trustees met July 20 with J.D. Dunbar as chair, her first meeting in that role since being elected to the position. Dunbar, who has been a trustee since 2009, was initially appointed by Gov. Ed Rendell; Governors Corbett and Wolf have reappointed her. Dunbar is in her 29th year as program director of Pennsylvania Rural Urban Leadership Program, based at Penn State, where she also is senior extension director.

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July 13, 2017

State System receives recommendations as part of strategic system review

The consultant hired to assist with the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has completed its data collection and analysis and July 12 presented a series of recommendations for the future of the State System. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems presented the recommendations to the public and system officials during the Board of Governors meeting.

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July 13, 2017

State System Board of Governors approves 3.5 percent tuition increase for 2017-18

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education approved a 3.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year.

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July 12, 2017

Clarion University announces opioid treatment specialist certificate

In response to the growing opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and in the nation, Clarion University College of Health and Human Services announced today that it has developed an opioid treatment specialist certificate, which will be offered online, beginning this fall.

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July 07, 2017

Clarion AFSCME chapter hosts Red Cross blood drive to ease summer shortage

Clarion University AFSCME 2326 will host a Red Cross summer blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 in Gemmell multipurpose room.

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June 29, 2017

Student writers study with pros at annual festival

Clarion English professor Dr. Philip Terman accompanied six students to the 2017 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival June 15-18. The festival, held annually in June, brings six established professional, award-winning writers who work with attendees on fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

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June 20, 2017

Educational investment pays off for CU grads

Nearly 1,000 Clarion University graduates began new chapters in their lives at spring commencement May 13, and they did so with college degrees in hand and, for many, full-time positions awaiting their arrival.

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June 14, 2017

The Pygmalion Effect

In the 1960s, German-born and Harvard-educated social psychologist Robert Rosenthal published a paper describing how the expectations of researcher conducting an experiment influenced the subjects being studied. The paper piqued the interest of Lenore Jacobson, an elementary principal in San Francisco, who contacted Rosenthal and eventually offered her school as a place to test the theory in an educational setting.

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June 12, 2017

Dollins will lead Clarion admissions with proven strategies

Clarion University has selected David Dollins as associate vice president of enrollment management. He will begin work in mid July. Dollins most recently served as executive director of undergraduate admissions and orientation at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Under his leadership, NAU recently recruited and enrolled its sixth straight, record first-year class, representing growth of 41.5 percent since 2011, and is on pace for a seventh straight year of record enrollment.

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June 08, 2017

Chomping at the bit

"My love for horses started when I was very young," said Sutherlyn Hollabaugh, a freshman. "I love the sense of security my horses give me: They never judge me, they usually never let me down in the show ring, and they're the best listeners. They've also brought some amazing opportunities into my life."

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June 07, 2017

Data may be used to shape retention efforts

Can data collection aid in student retention? Three Clarion University employees think so and have the numbers to support it.

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June 07, 2017

‘Love and Courage’ is theme of Clarion Juneteenth celebration

Clarion University will host its 15th annual Juneteenth celebration, “Love and Courage,” at 10:30 a.m. June 15 in Hart Chapel. Fred J. Hodges Jr., director of multicultural student services at Robert Morris University, will be keynote speaker.

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June 02, 2017

Kirkland uses skills to help tutoring center grow

Getting the chance to work at the Clarion Community Learning Workshop afforded Camron Kirkland the opportunity to put his education to use before he graduated May 13, as well as pass on what he learned to another community center.

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May 26, 2017

Greer and Sherman join Clarion University Foundation development team

Clarion University Foundation, Inc., has welcomed Michael A. Greer as director of development and Colleen M. Sherman as development officer.

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May 22, 2017

Price joins School of Education as director; Stevenson is the new director of the Office of Field Services

Clarion University welcomes Dr. Gwyneth Price as director of the School of Education and Dr. Timothy Stevenson as director of the Office of Field Services.

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May 18, 2017

Clarion University alumna named Shippensburg University president

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education unanimously selected Laurie A. Carter to be the next president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 7.

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May 18, 2017

Clarion Center for the Arts founder named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

BreAnna Kirkland Liberto, 23, founder and director of Clarion Center for the Arts and a 2014 graduate of Clarion University, has been named the Small Business Administration’s Pittsburgh 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She will receive the award during a ceremony and open house from noon to 2 p.m. May 20 at Clarion’s 800 Center complex, where her business is located. As part of the celebration, members of the community are invited to enjoy face painting, karaoke, magnetic poetry, a photo booth, art and pizza, and “everyone will learn some dance steps, because moving makes people happy,” Liberto said.

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May 17, 2017

English and Modern Languages announces major of each month

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May 13, 2017

First doctorates among 1,000 degrees awarded at Clarion commencement

Clarion University of Pennsylvania presented degrees to more than 1,000 students during spring commencement ceremonies April 12 at Venango Campus and April 13 at Clarion Campus . Included among the degree recipients were the first nine graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Additionally, 205 students received master’s degrees, 670 received bachelor’s degrees, and 175 received associate degrees.

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May 09, 2017

Students shine at Advocacy Day

Students from the 14 schools in the State System of Higher Education participated in Advocacy Day in April and Clarion University once again sent a contingent of students who raised their voices for state system causes.

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May 04, 2017

Students shine at research conference

The Academic Excellence Series showcases the best and the brightest of Clarion University and nowhere is that more apparent than at the Undergraduate and Graduate Research Conference.

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May 02, 2017

CU Trustees vote to extend Whitney contract

Clarion University Council of Trustees voted April 13 to recommend to the chancellor of the State System of Higher Education that President Karen Whitney’s contract be extended to 2020. Her current contract expires in 2019. Whitney, the university’s 16th president, came to Clarion University in July 2010. During her tenure, she has led the university to articulate a mission to provide transformative, lifelong learning opportunities through innovative, nationally recognized programs delivered in inclusive, student-centered environments.

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May 02, 2017

Cindy Nellis named director of Clarion University SBDC

Cindy Nellis of Clarion has been named director of Clarion University Small Business Development Center. Employed with the program for more than 20 years, she brings significant experience in program management, business and economic development.

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April 17, 2017

"Almost, Maine" ends theatre season

Clarion University will conclude its theatre season April 19-22 with "Almost, Maine."

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April 14, 2017

Clarion graduate wins $5,000 in business plan competition

Bri Nellis, a 2016 graduate of Clarion University, was awarded a second place prize of $5,000 in the sixth annual PASSHE Student Business Plan Competition. Nellis, of Clarion, who holds a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in marketing, will use the funds to expand her business, Bri Nellis Photography, into the Pittsburgh market, as well as to add drone photography/videography services to her menu of sports, portrait and commercial photography services.

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April 13, 2017

Celebrate Earth Week at the university

The Society for Conservation Biology Club's will celebrate Earth Week next week and have a variety of events lined up to call attention to conservation.

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April 12, 2017

Hip-hop artist Nelly performs at Clarion CampusFest

Clarion University’s 2017 CampusFest will feature hip-hop and rap artist Nelly at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Memorial Stadium. CampusFest, an annual concert hosted by University Activities Board, will open with The Struts, a British band with a sound similar to the Rolling Stones and Queen.

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April 12, 2017

Stein to deliver Holocaust remembrance lecture

Dr. Arlene Stein, a sociology professor at Rutgers University, will present “Holocaust Denial, Islamophobia, and the Politics of US Nativism” at 7 p.m. April 24 in Clarion University Theater, Suites on Main North. Her visit is in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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March 30, 2017

Clarion University Equestrian teams win big

Clarion University's Equestrian Program has won its first ever Western High Point Team Regional Championship on Sunday, March 5.

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March 30, 2017

Local college students impact community and beyond through volunteer service

Clarion University, Venango's Studying, Engaging, Exploring, Discipleship Club members recently traveled to Valdosta, Ga., to participate in Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge where they built a new affordable home for a family in need.

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March 28, 2017

Venango Phi Theta Kappa delivers totes to Head Start

Clarion University, Venango Phi Theta Kappa members delivered 200 totes each containing items focused on reading, writing, mathematics, art, science, history, and fitness, to area Head Start programs. Behind the scenes, this project brings together children of all ages from toddlers to college students, as well as local nursing home residents to assist in preparing the totes for distribution.

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March 23, 2017

Clarion University designates all-gender restrooms

Clarion University has designated all-gender restrooms in 11 buildings on the Clarion campus and in one building on the Venango campus. The facilities department identified buildings that had one-stall restroom facilities and converted those to all-gender restrooms.

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March 23, 2017

Student Resource Center moves to new location

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March 17, 2017

Business launch internship provides incubator, experience

Clarion University, along with its Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and Small Business Development Center, announce the Business Launch Internship Program. This highly competitive internship will help students gain experience in business development, market research, marketing plans, fundraising and financing.

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March 17, 2017

Clarion University SBDC joins national SBDC Day celebration

Clarion University Small Business Development Center, along with Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers, is preparing to celebrate the first SBDC day March 22.

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March 17, 2017

Clarion faculty debate ‘Gendering of Speech Patterns’ at lunchtime panel

Clarion University Seifert Series will present “Valley Girl, Uptalk and Vocal Fry: The Gendering of Speech Patterns” from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 22 in Carlson Library, Level A. The event is free and open to the public.

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March 16, 2017

Dede honored as Chamber's Citizen of the Year

Clarion Chamber of Business and Industry named Dr. Brenda Sanders Dede Citizen of the Year for 2016 at its annual fundraising dinner March 11.

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March 16, 2017

Welcome back, students

Welcome back from spring break. We hope you had a relaxing time and are ready to begin the semester.

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March 08, 2017

Task force named to develop new ‘institutional model’ for Cheyney University

Robert W. Bogle, chair of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's Council of Trustees, and Aaron A. Walton, vice chair of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, will co-chair a task force charged with developing a new institutional model for the university. An advisory group of constituents—students, faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders, elected officials, and others—is being formed to provide input to the task force.

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March 06, 2017

Col. Carmine Cicalese to present on Cyber Mission Force

Col. Carmine Cicalese will address the Department of Defense efforts to build a Cyber Mission Force. He will also discuss student opportunities for employment with the U.S. government during his talk which will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Grunenwald Science and Technology Center in room 120.

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March 03, 2017

International Women’s Day events inspire reflection, call for change

Clarion University women and gender studies program and the Office of International Programs invite the community to their first International Women’s Day celebration, starting at 11 a.m. March 8 in Becht Hall.

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February 28, 2017

Musical ‘Violet’ runs March 1-5 at Clarion University

Clarion University’s theatre’s performance of the musical “Violet” opens at 8 p.m. March 1 at the Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre and continues through March 5. “Violet” is an award-winning musical based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” a short story by Doris Betts. Violet is a young woman who was struck by a wayward axe blade as a little girl when her father was chopping wood, leaving a scar across her face. In 1964, she finally saved enough money to travel across the Deep South for the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will help make her beautiful. Music and lyrics were written by Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley, respectively.

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February 20, 2017

Om, sweet om

Mindfulness. "We're naturally born with it, and it goes away," said Joseph Croskey, director of Clarion's Center for Advising Services and resident mindfulness guru. "When we're born, we have a more pure acceptance of the sensations around us. We learn to like something – or not." What is mindfulness?

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February 17, 2017

Bestselling author, eating disorders expert, visits Clarion

Clarion Student Senate, Bacchus Gamma and the University Activities Board will co-sponsor a visit by Jenni Schaefer, a renowned motivational speaker, author and respected voice on the topic of eating disorders, at 6 p.m. March 2 in Gemmell MPR.

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February 16, 2017

Returning adults enjoy success with Clarion Online

When Jodi Mansfield decided to go back to school, she was worried that she had been away for too long.

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February 14, 2017

Spoken Arts Series welcomes award-winning writer Nieson

Clarion University Spoken Arts Series will welcome multi-genre, award-winning writer Marc Nieson at 4 p.m. Feb. 21 in the university gallery, Carlson Library, Level A. The event is free and open to the public.

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February 14, 2017

Series examines classic WWI novels and their film adaptations

Clarion Free Library will host a book series examining classic World War I novels and exploring their film adaptation. The series, “WW I Centennial: A Commemoration of the Great War through Books & Films,” is supported by a Clarion University Community Fellows grant and runs from March to June, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the war.

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February 13, 2017

"Brothers" continues Seifert Cultural Series

The Clarion University Seifert Series presents its next event, "Brothers," at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the University Theater located in the Suites on Main North along Main Street.

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February 07, 2017

Gov. Wolf proposes third straight year of increased funding for State System

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his proposed 2017-18 commonwealth budget Feb. 7, recommending a third straight year of increased funding for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The governor’s proposal would provide the State System about $453.1 million next year to help fund the operations of the 14 state-owned universities, an increase of almost $9 million from the current year’s funding level.

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February 06, 2017

Clarion University to launch new College of Health and Human Services

Clarion University has renamed Venango College to the College of Health and Human Services, effective July 1, to better reflect the growing demand for the professional programs it offers and to better align the academic programs that exist on all of the university’s campuses.

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February 06, 2017

Clarion production brings awareness to violence against women

Clarion University women and gender studies program and student organization The VDay Project welcome students and the community to their second annual production of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer” at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in Hart Chapel.

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February 01, 2017

Reception opens collaborative exhibition at university art gallery

An opening reading and reception is planned for “The Four Seasons and Selected Works: A Collaborative Book and Exhibit” from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Clarion University art gallery.

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February 01, 2017

Weaver appointed, Kifer and Ali-Zaidi reappointed to Clarion University Council of Trustees

Gov. Tom Wolf has named Neil R. Weaver (’00), York, Pa., to Clarion University Council of Trustees. The Council of Trustees is composed of 11 members who, except for the student member, are nominated by the governor and appointed by Pennsylvania Senate.

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January 17, 2017

Subtropical studies

You can excuse Taylor Braunagel if you think she talks too fast, or if you think conversations with her jump chaotically from topic to topic. That’s because she’s busy, even in the context of a generation in which individuals pride themselves on squeezing 26 hours of activity into 24-hour days.

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January 09, 2017

Teaching on the tundra

When Tony Knapp accepted a position as a teacher in Alaska's tundra, he knew it would be a challenge. However, nothing could have prepared him for life in the bush or teaching in a bush classroom - and more often than not, the two go hand-in-hand.

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January 05, 2017

Community breakfast honors MLK legacy of love and courage

Clarion University invites the community to its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 16 at Eagle Commons on Clarion’s campus. This year’s theme is “Love and Courage.”

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Last Updated 11/22/17