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November 12, 2019

New insect named for Alex Trebek

Former Clarion University Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Steven Harris, and his research partner, Dr. Brian Armitage, have named a new species of insect for Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! fame.

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November 11, 2019

ROTC provides memorable educational experiences

If you were anywhere between Clarion and Slippery Rock the morning of Nov. 2 you probably saw them. Three Blackhawk helicopters, holding Clarion ROTC cadets, flew close to the ground making their presence known.

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October 29, 2019

CU's ASN program ranked third in Pennsylvania

Clarion University’s Associate of Nursing program is third-ranked program in Pennsylvania according to NursingProcess.org.

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October 29, 2019

CU students and professors present at fall English conference

Clarion University sent representatives to the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Fall Conference including a student poetry winner.

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October 29, 2019

Interpretive theater piece tells Iroquois myth of creation

Clarion University Minority Student Services will host “The Iroquois Creation Story” by Skywoman Iroquois Dance Theater at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Gemmell MPR. The event is free and open to the public.

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October 25, 2019

Annual dinner celebrates champions of social equity

Clarion University Student Senate invites the community to the Annual Equity Dinner and Awards Ceremony from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center.

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October 23, 2019

Clarion University's online M.S.L.S. ranks second in nation

Clarion University’s online Master of Science in Library Science continues to hold its own in national rankings. Online Schools Report ranks Clarion University’s online M.S.L.S. program as second in the nation.

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October 22, 2019

Clarion alum shares journey from addiction to leadership

Clarion University, in conjunction with Northwest Alliance and the university’s Rehabilitation Science and Human Services Club, will host speaker George Fleming from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in Hart Chapel. Fleming will share the inspirational story of his journey from hopelessness and addiction to become a resilient community leader.

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October 22, 2019

Clarion alum is part of up-and-coming band

Seth McClaine a 2000 Clarion Area High School graduate and Clarion University alumnus is a member of the Pittsburgh based Flashpoint Run, which recently released their debut album “Worlds on Fire.”

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October 22, 2019

Researcher discusses effects of obesity on B cell leukemia

Clarion University Translational Medicine Research Club will host Dr. Curtis Henry at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology, room 122. He will present his research, “You Are What You Eat: The Impact of Obesity on Immunity and B-ALL Pathogenesis.”

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October 21, 2019

Nearly Naked Mile raises awareness, provides warm clothing

Clarion University Eagle Ambassadors invites the community to take part in The Nearly Naked Mile at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Memorial Stadium. The event is a clothing drive, with a twist. Participants run or walk a mile in minimal clothing on a cold November day to foster understanding of those who cannot afford proper cold weather attire.

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October 18, 2019

‘Super Mad’ author explores polarization of American politics

Dr. Alison Dagnes will discuss her book, “Super Mad at Everything All the Time,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in Hart Chapel.

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October 17, 2019

STATE SYSTEM APPROVES NEW SUSTAINABILITY POLICY, SEEKS STATE INVESTMENT TO ADVANCE REDESIGN

Board of Governors support significant System Redesign measures

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October 16, 2019

Clarion's online MBA ranks seventh in nation for affordability

Clarion University has one of the most affordable online MBA programs in the nation.

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October 16, 2019

Clarion University student wins poetry prize

Clarion University student Katherine Wurth won the poetry section of the English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities Undergraduate Writing Contest.

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October 11, 2019

CU presentation focuses on Native American petroglyphs

Ken Burkett, executive director of Jefferson County Historical Society and field associate for Carnegie Museum, will present “On the Rocks at Parkers Landing: Native American Petroglyphs in the Allegheny Drainage” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in room 105 Founders Hall, Clarion University.

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October 09, 2019

CU Planetarium hosts Stars Over Clarion, Lasermania

The Clarion University Physics Department will present Stars Over Clarion and Lasermania this fall at the Donald D. Peirce Planetarium, located in Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology.

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October 04, 2019

CU Theatre presentation of ‘Buried Child’ begins Wednesday

Clarion University Theatre will present “Buried Child” Oct. 9-13 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. The American Gothic masterwork tells the story of a rural family and their prodigal son, Vince, who has finally returned home after a six-year absence, with girlfriend Shelly in tow. He arrives to find that no one in his family – not his father Tilden, his grandparents Dodge and Halie, or his Uncle Bradley – recognizes him.

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October 03, 2019

PASSHE chancellor will host open forum, give System Redesign update

Dr. Daniel Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will visit Clarion University Oct. 8.

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October 02, 2019

CU partners with local business to open Pa.’s first National Fitness Court

What does Clarion University have in common with Harvard, Baylor and Florida State universities? It’s one of the 20 higher education institutions in the United States to have a National Fitness Court on campus. The court officially opened today with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

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September 27, 2019

Annual ALF event brings cultures to Main Street

As part of Autumn Leaf Festival, Clarion University will host Cultural Night, a series of live performances, at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 in front of Clarion County Courthouse.

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September 26, 2019

Sandy Hook survivor will keynote 2nd Clarion University Safe Schools Summit

Clarion University will present its second Safe Schools Summit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center, Clarion campus. Natalie Hammond, who was lead teacher and suffered multiple wounds during the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, will deliver the morning keynote address.

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September 25, 2019

Clarion ranks 15th in the nation for online programs

Clarion University is ranked No. 15 of the 50 best schools in the nation that provide online degree programs.

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September 25, 2019

Clarion among Best Early Childhood Education programs in country

Clarion University of Pennsylvania ranks 13th among the best early childhood education schools in the country.

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September 19, 2019

CU celebrates 400 years of African-Americans' resilience

Clarion University will host “Celebrating 400 Years of Resilience” Oct. 4. The day-long event, intended to promote a discourse on the 400-year history of African-Americans in this country, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m in Hart Chapel. An after party follows from 8 to 11 p.m. in Gemmell Food Court. The entire event is free and open to the public.

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September 19, 2019

University exhibition is exploration of memory and existence

Clarion University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a new exhibition by artist Steven Labadessa, titled “Condemnation of Memory.” The exhibit will run through Dec. 6 in the University Art Gallery, Carlson Library.

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September 18, 2019

Expert explores link between employee management and performance

Through its Reed Lecture Series and Faculty Research Seminar Series, Clarion University College of Business Administration and Information Sciences will host guest speaker Dr. Elaine Farndale at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in 102 Still Hall, Clarion campus.

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September 10, 2019

Environmental author McKibben discusses latest book

Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben will discuss his most recent book, “Falter,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the auditorium of Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center, Clarion University. The program is free and open to the public.

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September 10, 2019

US News & World Report rankings include Clarion among ‘Top Public Regional Universities’

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2020 Best Colleges rankings, and Clarion University of Pennsylvania was one of 43 colleges and universities to earn a “Top Public Regional Universities North” ranking. The North region encompasses the northeastern United States.

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September 06, 2019

Alum joins fellow gamers to create DevHour

Sometimes a fun hobby becomes a passionate business venture. That is the case with CU alum Mark Liberto (’12, ’14G) and his two business partners, Chris Baracani and Nick Jones, who together have created DevHour Games.

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September 05, 2019

Naugle begins Fulbright adventure in Jordan

This fall, Dr. William Naugle, Clarion University’s English as a second language coordinator, will be experiencing the culture of Jordan as a Fulbright Scholar.

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September 05, 2019

Swedish a cappella group to visit Clarion University for master class, concert

The Real Group, an internationally recognized a cappella group from Sweden, is hosting a concert and a master class at the invitation of the Clarion University Chamber Singers. The master class will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 16 in the auditorium of Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center, followed by the concert at 7 p.m.

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September 04, 2019

CU marks Hispanic Heritage Month with visit by ‘The Cuban Guy’

As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Clarion University, Andres Lara, better known as “The Cuban Guy,” will present “How to Move Forward When You Feel Like Quitting” at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center, Clarion campus. The presentation, sponsored by The Office of Student Minority Services, is free and open to the public.

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August 27, 2019

Welcome Message from Dr. Dale

This year, we welcome 1,252 new students, including freshmen, transfer and graduate students. Thank you to the new students and to our returning students for making us part of your educational journey.

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August 22, 2019

Early data shows rise in freshman enrollment, academic readiness, diversity at Clarion University

Wednesday was freshman move-in day at Clarion University, and campus traffic was more backed up than at last year's move-in. That's due to a 14 percent increase in the enrollment of first-time-in-college students on the Clarion campus.

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August 21, 2019

Welcome to Clarion University

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

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August 20, 2019

Clarion University SBDC’s Corry Riley named State Star

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center associate state director Sonya Smith has announced the selection of Clarion University SBDC's Corry Riley of Brookville as the 2019 PASBDC State Star.

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August 20, 2019

Clarion University, Somerset County launch joint ASN program

Clarion University and the County of Somerset will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the two-year Associate of Science in Nursing program that begins this fall at Somerset County Education Center, 6022 Glades Pike, Somerset.

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August 09, 2019

Grant supports CU’s full-year residency program for emerging teachers

Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded a $74,598 Innovative Teacher Residency Grant to Clarion University School of Education in support of Clarion’s full-year residency pilot program for emerging teachers.

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August 08, 2019

Clarion SBDC presents ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’

Clarion University Small Business Development Center will present “Mental Health in the Workplace” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at the SBDC offices in the Gregory Barnes Center at 330 North Point Drive, Suite 100, Clarion.

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August 01, 2019

CU acquires extra $150,000 to award to students

The Addison Gibson Foundation has granted $150,000 to Clarion University to distribute to qualifying students this year.

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July 31, 2019

CU alum makes discoveries in the Peruvian cloudforest

Every single day, somewhere in the world, somebody discovers something. Last fall, in the Montane Forests of the region Junin, Peru, Sean McHugh was that somebody. The something was the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, not previously known to inhabit the Colibri cloudforest of Peru.

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July 30, 2019

Secondary English and math ed programs gain national recognition

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation has notified Clarion University School of Education that its secondary English and math education programs have been nationally recognized, adding to those recognized earlier this academic year.

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July 25, 2019

Clarion alum Edgar faces Holloway in UFC 240 main event

An incredibly successful NCAA Division I collegiate wrestler, Frank “The Answer” Edgar (’05) grappled for the Golden Eagles from 2001 through 2005 and put together an outstanding career. Edgar compiled a career record of 120-55 at 141-pounds, was a four-time NCAA National Qualifier and notched the 11th most wins at Clarion. Edgar is the former UFC World Lightweight Champion and has a professional record of 23-6. As of May 13, 2019, he is #4 in the UFC Featherweight rankings. Frank is a native of Toms River, N.J., and was a 2000 graduate of Toms River East High.

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July 24, 2019

Clarion University tops $1 million in National Science Foundation grants

Clarion University and physics professor Dr. Chunfei Li have been awarded a $305,097 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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July 22, 2019

Big Idea could be worth big bucks

What’s the Big Idea? That’s up to you, and you could win $50,000 for your answer. Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Dubois, in collaboration with Clarion University Small Business Development Center and other partners, is looking for tech entrepreneurs, developers or small manufacturers who are creating innovative new products, processes or software applications for its BIG IDEA contest.

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July 11, 2019

CU follows State System tuition freeze with no increase in fees, housing costs

Paying for college becomes more challenging with each passing year. Clarion University’s tuition is low compared with other colleges across Pennsylvania, but paying for college is still a challenge for many.

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July 11, 2019

State System of Higher Education votes to freeze tuition for 2019-20 academic year

First time in 21 years Board of Governors holds the line for students

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July 05, 2019

Communication careers start here

The Department of Communication launches successful graduates by using a mix of communication theory with hands-on learning in the TV studio, radio station, student newspaper and in its state-of-the-art computer lab.

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July 03, 2019

Clarion Honors students immersed in culture of Poland

Olivia Keltz of Bradford, a senior triple majoring in marketing, business management and human resources management, and Olivia Wissinger of Renfrew, a senior majoring in secondary education mathematics with a minor in physics, recently traveled to Poland for the PASSHE Summer Study Abroad Honors Program.

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July 01, 2019

Alum makes a living in the great outdoors

You wouldn’t think a chainsaw is beneficial to a forest that is slowly being rebuilt, but you’d be wrong.

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July 01, 2019

CU invites community to join common read

Clarion University Center for First-Year Experience, in collaboration with the Mary Seifert Cultural Series, will launch a Common Book Program that culminates in a presentation by the book’s author. The program’s inaugural book will be “Falter” by Bill McKibben.

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June 26, 2019

Online programming recieves two accoloades

Clarion University’s received two accolades this week for its online programming.

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June 21, 2019

Online Education program garners national rankings

The U.S. News and World Report ranks Clarion University’s online graduate education program at No. 5 for its services and technologies among other rankings.

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June 20, 2019

Getting to know Dr. Bob

His business card says, “Dr. Bob Pehrsson, Associate of the President.” Dr. Bob says he should have the title of “Dr. Dale’s helper.”

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June 20, 2019

Greater wax moth larvae may help the world's plastic woes

What if the solution to the world’s plastic woes is only an inch long and typically found at the end of your fishing hook?

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June 13, 2019

Clarion students can use sun to charge mobile devices

Clarion University has installed solar-powered charging stations in the outdoor seating area of Starbucks, located at Suites on Main South.

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June 13, 2019

Online M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling ranks 14th as most affordable

Clarion University’s Online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling ranks 14th as Most Affordable Master’s in Counseling Online in the nation.

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June 13, 2019

Montgomery delivers keynote at international workshop on exocomets

Dr. Sharon Montgomery, Clarion University professor of physics and interim associate provost, was a keynote speaker for “Exocomets: Understanding the Composition of Planetary Building Blocks,” an international workshop in Leiden, Netherlands.

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June 13, 2019

Clarion University gains 13th ranking on Most Affordable Online Psychology list

Clarion’s Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Psychology is ranked 13th as the Most Affordable Online Colleges for Psychology Degrees in the nation.

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June 12, 2019

Clarion University's Economics program ranks 18th in nation

Clarion University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Economics program ranks No. 18 in the nation.

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June 12, 2019

Clarion University's library science online programs rank high

The accolades keep pouring in for Clarion University’s library science programs including a third place national ranking for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science.

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June 11, 2019

Clarion University's Finance program ranks 13th in nation

Clarion University’s finance degree is ranked 13th in the nation.

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June 11, 2019

MBA program ranks No. 4 in Pennsylvania among other distinctions

Clarion University’s Online Master of Business Administration program ranks as the fourth best in the state.

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June 11, 2019

Clarion University's Online Real Estate program is second in nation

Clarion University’s Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Real Estate ranks second in the nation.

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June 10, 2019

CU's Associate of Criminal Justice ranks 15th in nation

Clarion University’s Online Associate of Criminal Justice program ranks 15th in the nation.

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June 10, 2019

Clarion ranks 20th in the nation for B.S. in Accounting

Clarion University is ranked No. 20 for Best Online Bachelor’s Accounting Program in the United States in 2019.

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June 10, 2019

Clarion ranked among best online Pennsylvania colleges

Clarion University is ranked 11th for the Best Online College in Pennsylvania for 2018.

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June 10, 2019

Clarion University arts programs earn 10-year accreditation renewal

Clarion University’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts programs have received a 10-year renewal of accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Both programs are within the department of visual and performing arts.

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June 10, 2019

Student proves she's queen bee

When it comes to keeping bees, you might say Clarion University junior Riley Bessetti is the queen.

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June 07, 2019

Clarion University's online Medical Imaging program ranks fifth in the nation

Clarion University’s online medical imaging program ranks fifth in the nation for Best Radiology Technology Degrees.

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June 06, 2019

Clarion's online English program ranks No. 8 in the nation

Clarion University’s Online English program ranks eighth in the nation for Best Online English Degrees.

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June 05, 2019

CU's online sociology program gains national ranking

Clarion University’s online sociology program ranks at No. 13 for affordability in the nation.

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June 03, 2019

Art show highlights community collaboration

Clarion University’s School of Education Early Childhood students worked with the fourth grade Clarion Area art classes to produce a mural, which will debut tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Area Elementary School.

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June 03, 2019

Alumni couple make wine and memories together

Dan Mortland met Cheryl Stark while walking from the library to Tippin Gym on his first day of classes at Clarion University in 1969. They’ve been together ever since.

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May 31, 2019

Tri Sigma's Collegiate Advisory Board wins Board of the Year award

The Sigma Sigma Sigma Collegiate Advisory Board received the Advisory Board of the Year award from its national headquarters this year.

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May 30, 2019

Clarion University's best-kept secret

Clarion University's best-kept secret sits behind Memorial Stadium.

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May 29, 2019

Two Lenape Tech students receive Golden Eagle Scholars Awards

Haley Sickel and Madison Kephart received Golden Eagle Scholars Awards May 17 at Lenape Technical School, a public high school in Ford City

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May 29, 2019

Clarion University nursing programs rank high in the nation and commonwealth

Clarion University has ranked No. 10 on RNCareers.org’s list for best nursing schools in Pennsylvania and among the best in the nation.

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May 29, 2019

Scripps Howard/AEJMC select Lingwall as visiting professor

Dr. Andrew Lingwall, professor of public relations in Clarion University Department of Communication, is one of six Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication members selected for the 2019-20 class of Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media.

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May 24, 2019

Clarion University's library science programs are No. 1 in the nation

Clarion University’s library science programs are No. 1 in the nation, according to an extensive review by Study.com.

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May 24, 2019

Clarion University ranks among Top 50 Finance Schools

Clarion University ranks among the Top 50 Finance Schools in the nation by Study.com.

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May 23, 2019

CU gains ranking on 50 Best Online Undergraduate Business Schools list

In a nationwide examination, Clarion University has made College Consensus’ 50 Best Online Undergraduate Business Schools list.

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May 23, 2019

Clarion University student receives PennACE Student of the Year Award

Communication major Samuel Devon Farmer is the recipient of this year’s Pennsylvania Assocition of Colleges and Employers JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award for the Liberal Arts Award category.

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May 23, 2019

Rep. Jake Wheatley to speak at annual Juneteenth celebration

Pennsylvania State Representative Jake Wheatley Jr. (D-Allegheny) will deliver the keynote address, “400 Years of Resilience,” at Clarion University’s annual Juneteenth celebration at 11 a.m. June 14 in Hart Chapel. The celebration is free and open to the public.

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May 22, 2019

B.S. Accounting Online program receives national ranking

Clarion University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is ranked No. 6 in the nation by Best College Reviews.

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May 22, 2019

Clarion University hosts kids’ summer reading camp

Clarion University invites children in pre-school through 8th grade to Summer Reading Day Camp June 11-27 at Carlson Library, Level A.

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May 20, 2019

Online B.S. Criminal Justice Administration program receives prestigious ranking

Clarion University’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program received the No. 19 ranking by Best College Reviews.

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May 20, 2019

CU graduates are prepared for the future

Clarion University Office of Career and Professional Development surveyed May graduates to learn about their future plans. Graduates overwhelmingly indicated that their Clarion degrees – associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate – have prepared them for what comes next.

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May 13, 2019

Phi Kappa Phi receives Circle of Excellence Gold status

Clarion University’s Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has received the Circle of Excellence Gold status for its outstanding performance in promoting scholarly excellence on campus.

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May 10, 2019

Delbrugge named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Laura Delbrugge will serve as Clarion University’s next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences starting July 1.

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May 09, 2019

Clarion recognized as one of the safest colleges in America

Clarion University is a safe choice according to two organizations that have included Clarion on lists highlighting safety.

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May 08, 2019

Clarion Online MBA ranked No. 4

MBA Central has ranked Clarion University No. 4 in its ranking of the 20 Best Pennsylvania Online MBAs.

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May 08, 2019

Clarion included on '20 Most Affordable RN to BSN Programs' list

Online Schools Center has listed the 20 Most Affordable RN to BSN programs for 2019 with Clarion being among those recognized.

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May 06, 2019

Clarion University confers nearly 1,000 degrees

Clarion University of Pennsylvania conferred 984 academic degrees during commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday.

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May 02, 2019

ASN Nursing Club wins CORE College Challenge top prize

Clarion University’s ASN Nursing Club received first place in the Center for Organ Recovery & Education College Challenge in which clubs raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea, donation, and to register new organ donor as possible.

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May 01, 2019

CU students honored for poster presentation

The American Society of Civil Engineers honored three Clarion University students and their advisor for their outstanding poster presentation.

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May 01, 2019

Students participate in National Model United Nations Conference

Clarion University had 14 students participate in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York.

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May 01, 2019

Clarion University student wins poster prize

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April 30, 2019

APSCUF awards scholarships to six Clarion students

Six Clarion University students have been awarded the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties Fall 2019 Scholarship. Each will receive a $500 scholarship to use toward expenses for the fall semester.

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April 30, 2019

Clarion University relaunches School of Education with Price as dean

Clarion University President Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson announced today that the university will relaunch the School of Education as a freestanding entity, effective July 1. It is currently a part of the College of Arts, Education and Sciences. Dr. Gwyneth Price, who has led the school as director for two years, has been named dean.

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April 26, 2019

Cultural Night takes Clarion around the world

Cultural Night might be Clarion University’s best kept secret – but it shouldn’t be.

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April 26, 2019

Phi Theta Kappa delivers totes to Head Start programs

Clarion University –Venango Phi Theta Kappa members delivered 240 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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April 26, 2019

Clarion University — Venango holds honors night celebration

Clarion University - Venango held its 27th annual Honors Night celebration at the Quality Inn at Franklin on Thursday, April 11. The event recognizes the achievement of students receiving scholarships and those who excel academically and in leadership positions. Outstanding Student Awards, Scholarship Awards, and Dean’s List Certificates were also presented to the student honorees.

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April 25, 2019

Venango campus students travel to New Orleans, LA on mission trip

Clarion University - Venango's CU Serve club traveled to New Orleans, LA, during the spring break to explore the culture and history of one of the most unique cities in America, and to complete service projects at the Los Islenos Fiesta in St. Bernard Parish and ARC of Greater New Orleans.

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April 23, 2019

Honors students present research during Academic Excellence Series

Academic Excellence Week featured 17 senior honors students who presented their capstone projects before the academic community and their family members.

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April 23, 2019

Student research conference displays academic achievement

The Undergraduate and Graduate Research Conference showcases the best and brightest in academic achievement among Clarion University students and this year was no exception.

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April 17, 2019

Chancellor brings sharing to the State System

State System Chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein visited Clarion University April 17 to introduce aspects of the System’s redesign and take questions from the university community.

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April 17, 2019

PGC biologist details role of hunting in forest conservation

Roger Coup, biologist for Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northwest Region, will discuss the role of hunting and deer management in forest conservation at 7 p.m. April 15 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center.

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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 11/12/19