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August 08, 2022

PennWest Clarion lends space to BHS Clarion Hospital for EMT class

The Clarion area has a need for emergency medical technicians and PennWest Clarion is lending some of its space so EMT students can be trained in a state-of-the-art facility.

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August 04, 2022

Croskey spreads message of mindfulness and compassion at UN

Dr. Joseph Croskey took the message of mindfulness and compassion to the United Nations staff in Cophenhagen, Denmark, this summer as part of the UN and Lululemon’s Peace on Purpose program.

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July 20, 2022

PennWest Clarion awarded five-year Upward Bound grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded PennWest Clarion’s TRIO Upward Bound program a five-year grant of $489,477 per year, through 2027, totaling nearly $2.5 million.

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July 11, 2022

State budget includes historic investment in education

Harrisburg, PA – The leadership of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) issued the following statement on the 2022-23 state budget passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Tom Wolf.

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July 07, 2022

Department of health expands COVID-19 testing options at community sites

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s Department of Health announced this month that all COVID-19 community-based testing sites operated in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) will now offer three forms of free testing: point of care tests where tests are performed and results are analyzed on-site, the distribution of at-home COVID-19 antigen testing and continued administration of the mid-nasal passage swab PCR testing.

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July 06, 2022

PennWest Clarion and PennWest Edinboro receive early childhood education grant funding

PennWest Clarion and PennWest Edinboro have been awarded another round of grant funding to continue supporting courses in early childhood development and the students who enroll in them.

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June 22, 2022

CU psychology professor leads PPA as president

Dr. Jeanne Slattery, professor of psychology at Clarion University, was recently inaugurated as president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, which serves approximately 3,400 psychologists in Pennsylvania.

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June 21, 2022

Online associate of criminal justice degree ranks 16th in the nation

Clarion’s online associate in criminal justice degree is ranked 16th in the nation.

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June 06, 2022

Message of equality to be focus of Clarion’s 20th annual Juneteenth

Clarion University of Pennsylvania will host its 20th annual Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration at 11 a.m. June 17 in the auditorium of Grunenwald Science and Technology Center and online at pennwest-edu.zoom.us/my/drcroskey. The event is free and open to all.

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June 01, 2022

PennWest celebrates Pride Month

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is a nationwide celebration of love and acceptance – bringing to the forefront the beauty that exists in our differences.

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May 24, 2022

Case closed: Clarion's paralegal programs are nationally ranked

The verdict is in: Clarion’s paralegal programs are ranked 11th in the nation.

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May 16, 2022

PennWest campuses designated as PNGAS Guard-Friendly Schools

California, Clarion and Edinboro have been designated as 2022 Guard-Friendly Schools by the organization known as Pennsylvania National Guard Association School or PNGAS.

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May 09, 2022

Clarion graduates 882 at spring commencement

President Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson conferred degrees to 882 Clarion University graduates in two ceremonies May 7 in Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium.

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April 27, 2022

Traditional Greek Sing concludes week of fun and fundraising

Clarion University fraternities, sororities and student groups will cap off Greek Week with the traditional Greek Sing at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Gemmell MPR. The event is free and open to the public.

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April 25, 2022

Alumna becomes federal court judge after Biden nomination

When Judge Ruth Bermudez Montenegro ’89 came to Clarion in the 80s on a full-ride scholarship, the young Latina had no idea how much Clarion would shape the trajectory of her life.

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April 25, 2022

Speaker tells how to make positive meaning from struggles

Dr. Rene A. Pico will present a seminar, “Making Positive Meaning from Life’s Struggles,” April 29 as part of Clarion University’s Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series. Pico will speak at noon and will repeat the seminar at 5 p.m. in 248 Gemmell. All are welcome.

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April 22, 2022

AIDS Alliance will launch new name at Erie, Clarion events

The Northwest Pennsylvania Rural AIDS Alliance is launching a new name. Effective April 25, the agency will be named PA Thrive Partnership. Launch events in Erie and Clarion will introduce the public to the new name and logo.

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April 20, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring

Celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring with some events on and off of Clarion’s campus.

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April 20, 2022

Get ready for Remake Learning Days at CU pre-festival events

Clarion University will host various learning activities as a partner organization in Remake Learning Days Across America as the festival of learning returns to northwestern Pennsylvania.

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April 20, 2022

NCAA Affirms Continuation of California, Clarion and Edinboro Sports Programs

The NCAA has affirmed that California, Clarion, and Edinboro universities will continue as independent and separate athletic programs.

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April 13, 2022

Early Childhood Education once again makes the grade

Best Accredited Colleges ranks Clarion 15th in the nation for Best Online Associate Degrees in Early Childhood Education.

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April 12, 2022

Abound ranks California, Clarion and Edinboro as Best Graduate Schools 2022

Abound, the online organization known for connecting adults with the right colleges, has given California, Clarion and Edinboro the stamp of approval for Best Graduate Schools 2022.

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April 05, 2022

Conference focuses on diversity and inclusion in higher education

Clarion University of Pennsylvania will host the International Conference on Global Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education May 12-13 on campus.

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April 01, 2022

CU Theatre presents ‘Exit the King’

Clarion University Theatre will present “Exit the King” April 6-10 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. “Exit the King” takes place on King Berenger’s dying day, and, not coincidentally, the last day of the universe. The older queen, Marguerite, and the doctor tell the king that everything is falling apart – from the walls of the palace to the workings of the solar system – and that he is dying. The younger queen, Marie, exhorts him to live in the moment and not give in to death. King Berenger does not want to die, but his commands to restore order go unheeded. In the end, he concedes that he is dying, and he fades into the mist. The play shows that the human desire to live, and, by extension, to control our universe, is pointless in the end.

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March 29, 2022

Cadet's dreams take flight with ROTC

Some students just know what they want out of their college experience, and for Clarion student Courtney Kosanovic, enrolling in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, better known as the ROTC, firmly aligned with her values, athleticism and career goals upon graduation.

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March 21, 2022

MBA and non-MBA faculty receive top marks from U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. News & World Report rates Clarion Online’s Master of Business Administration faculty and its Master of Business (non-MBA) faculty at No. 1 for faculty credentials and training.

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March 15, 2022

Middle States announces initial approval of PennWest University integration

CALIFORNIA, PA. (March 15, 2022) — The integration of California, Clarion, and Edinboro universities has received initial approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency.

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March 14, 2022

Clarion, California and Edinboro join for Women’s History Month celebration

Clarion University of Pennsylvania will join sister campuses at California and Edinboro to celebrate Women’s History Month in March.

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March 09, 2022

Notre Dame’s ‘Rudy’ to speak at Clarion University

Inspirational speaker Rudy Ruettiger, who carved his name into history books as perhaps the most inspiring graduate of Notre Dame, will speak at 7 p.m. March 30 in the auditorium of Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center, Clarion University.

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March 08, 2022

CU awarded Military Friendly Gold designation

Clarion University has been named a Military Friendly School with Gold distinction for 2022-23. This is the 13th consecutive year Clarion has earned Military Friendly recognition.

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March 07, 2022

Clarion’s Croskey appointed to lead Frederick Douglass Institutes

Dr. Joseph Croskey, chair of Clarion University Department of Student Achievement and Success, has been appointed the first executive director of the Frederick Douglass Institutes. Croskey will work half time in each capacity.

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March 03, 2022

McClain leaves legacy of love and kindness

Lois McClain, a 38-year employee of Clarion University’s dining services and a beloved member of the university family, passed away last Friday, Feb. 25. She was 83.

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February 23, 2022

Intercampus art project cultivates meaningful student connections

CALIFORNIA/CLARION/EDINBORO, Pa. – The “MERGE” exhibition, featuring visual art and poetry created by students from California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, will be on display at each of the three campuses Feb. 22 through March 1.

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February 23, 2022

Clarion and Edinboro’s online Master of Nursing faculty is rated best

The U.S. News and World Report rates Clarion and Edinboro’s online Master of Nursing faculty at No. 1 for faculty credentials and training.

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February 14, 2022

CU Theatre presents ‘[title of show],’ a play about its own creation

The 2021-22 Clarion University Theatre season will continue Feb. 23-27 with the award-winning musical “[title of show].” Created by writer/actors Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, the witty autobiographical script is practically a love letter to musical theatre. The premise of the show is simple: Two nobodies (also named Hunter and Jeff) in New York join forces to write, in the words of one of their songs, “a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical.”

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February 10, 2022

CU student is hoping for a living kidney donor

Taylor Myers is a junior speech pathology major/sociology minor with a 3.67 GPA. She’s excited to enter a profession in which she can help people. In addition to being a strong, focused student, she’s a majorette and is active in her sorority. Last year, in the midst of juggling her responsibilities as a college student, Myers learned she is in kidney failure.

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January 31, 2022

Clarion, Edinboro and Cal U join for Black History Month events

Throughout Black History Month, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities will host a series of events honoring the unique legacies, accomplishments and struggles of African Americans everywhere.

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January 26, 2022

Apprenticeship helps Boyer rise to new heights

Before starting this program, I described the kind of work I do now as “way above my pay grade." Now, I have a new sense of power at C&J.

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January 26, 2022

Dede: A pioneer of change for Clarion

It wasn’t long after Dr. Brenda Sanders Dede began working in Clarion that she was driving home and noticed she was being followed. With every turn she took, the vehicle behind her took the same turn. It was a local police officer. Eventually, he turned in a different direction.

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January 25, 2022

Clarion University program helps former students find path to graduation

Life happens. Sometimes it happens for college seniors who are close to completing their degrees, causing them to leave school without graduating. A Clarion University effort is identifying these students and helping them complete requirements to get degrees in their hands.

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January 25, 2022

U.S. News & World Report honors Clarion with five best rankings

Clarion University is ranked best in five categories by U.S. News & World Report.

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January 21, 2022

Updates to COVID 19 Guidance

Updates to COVID 19 Guidance

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January 19, 2022

CU’s online Masters in Business Administration in accounting ranks fourth

Clarion University’s online Masters in Business Administration in accounting is ranked fourth in the nation.

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January 16, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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January 16, 2022

Update to Spring Semester COVID Guidelines

Update to Spring Semester COVID Guidelines

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January 15, 2022

Winter Weather Expected

Winter Weather Expected

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January 13, 2022

Dr. Dale outlines the return to campus, masking changes

Welcome back and best wishes this new year. The leadership at our three sister campuses – California, Clarion and Edinboro – is continuously monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health concerning the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.

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January 11, 2022

Community Learning Workshop is an asset for tutors and students

Clarion University students gain professional and educational experience outside the classroom in a setting that the community has come to depend upon.

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January 03, 2022

PASSHE vice chancellor speaks at Clarion’s Martin Luther King breakfast

Clarion University will host the 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 17 in Eagle Commons. This year’s theme is The King Legacy: Becoming One.

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Last Updated 7/20/22