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Motto Integrity, Civility, Responsibility.
Established 1852
Type Public
President Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr.
Faculty 244
Staff 363
Undergraduates 6,299
Postgraduates 1,421
Doctoral students N/A
Location California, PA,, United States
Address 250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Campus Rural
Colors Red and Black
Nickname Vulcans
Mascot Blaze
Affiliations NCAA D-II; PSAC
Website www.cup.edu

California University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Cal U) is a public university located in California, Pennsylvania, USA. Founded in 1852, it is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Cal U's enrollment is approximately 7,000. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... California is a borough located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Categories: Organization stubs | Canadian trade unions ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... California is a borough located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the 11th largest public university system in the United States. ...


The main campus consists of 38 buildings situated on 90 acres (364,000 m²). An additional 98 acre (397,000 m²) recreation complex, George H. Roadman University Park, is located one mile from campus and includes a football stadium, various sports facilities, and picnic facilities. Cal U has satellite campuses in Canonsburg and in the Regional Enterprise Tower (Alcoa Building) in Pittsburgh. A satellite campus is the campus of a college or university that is physically detached from the main university or college area. ... Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ...

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History

Cal U. traces its roots back to 1852, when the fledgling community of California spent tax dollars and donations to create an Academy for kindergarten through college-level courses. In 1864 it purchased 10 acres and moved to what is now the center of its present location, and a year later the school received a charter to be a normal school. In 1874, the institution was renamed SouthWestern Normal School and in 1914 Pennsylvania bought the school, renaming it the California State Normal School and converted it into a 2-year institute for training of elementary school teachers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A normal school is an institution for training teachers. ...


In 1928 the school moved back to a 4-year curriculum and was renamed the California State Teachers College. The programs offered were expanded over time, and by 1959 the school's name was condensed to California State College. In 1962 the school added a graduate program. The school became a part of State System of Higher Education on July 1, 1983, becoming California University of Pennsylvania. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Athletics

Cal U's nickname is the Vulcans, and its athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division II in the [[Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference]]. The school has been one of the more successful in the PSAC conference. Image File history File links California_logo. ... The Forge of Vulcan by Diego Velasquez, (1630). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) is a College Athletic Conference which is made up exclusively of public schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ...


The university has won a total of three national championships. In 2004, sophomore guard Megan Storck knocked down a deep three-pointer in the final minute of play, breaking open a tie ballgame to give Cal U its first women's national basketball title. Cal's softball program won back to back championships in 1997 and 1998, including a 50-1 campaign during its first championship run. Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ...


The Vulcans have also had strong success in women's volleyball, men's soccer, men's basketball, women's tennis and baseball, each advancing to the NCAA Tournament this decade. The men's baskeball team has had a pair of runs to the NCAA Division II Final Four (1992 and 1996). The volleyball program went to the Final Four in 2000 and the Sweet 16 twice (2004 and 2006). The women's tennis team advanced to the Division II Elite Eight in 2006. Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ...

Hepner-Bailey Field at Adamson Stadium before the 2007 Season Opening Football Game
Hepner-Bailey Field at Adamson Stadium before the 2007 Season Opening Football Game

The Cal U football team is also a recent success story, winning consecutive PSAC championships for the first time in team history in 2005 and 2006. During the last two years, Vulcan teams have won five PSAC titles, finished second five other times, and have had dozens of student-athletes earn a variety of regional and national athletic and academic awards. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Vulcan athletes are also showing their superiority in the classroom. More than half of Cal's 18 varsity athletic teams posted grade point averages above 3.00 during the 2006-07 academic year, and 74% of the nearly 400 student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll (3.00 GPA or better), including 36 with perfect 4.00 GPAs during at least one semester.


The University also boasts some of the best facilities in the region. Hamer Hall is the home of Cal's indoor teams, including volleyball, basketball and swimming, as well as excellent athletic training and weight-training facilities, locker rooms, athletic offices and classrooms. The football and track & field teams call Hepner-Bailey Field at Adamson Stadium, located a mile south of the main campus, home. The cross country, softball, soccer and tennis teams compete in the adjacent Roadman Park complex. CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, Pa., hosts Cal's home baseball games annually. The golf teams, added to the lineup of varsity sports in 2005, play at nearby Cedarbrook Golf Course. Hepner-Bailey Field at Adamson Stadium is an American football stadium, located in California, Pennsylvania. ... CONSOL Energy Park is the home to the Washington Wild Things baseball team of the Frontier League as well as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer club. ...


Facilities

Newly completed Residence Hall C serves as an example of the many new buildings on campus.
Newly completed Residence Hall C serves as an example of the many new buildings on campus.

California University has recently received massive state and private grants to rebuild the campus. Since 2000, five new residence halls have been completed, each with private bathrooms, and a sixth is set to open for the 2007-08 school year. Off campus, Cal U has apartment-like housing at the Jefferson @ California complex all which have been made possible through the generosity and dedication of the Student Association, Inc. to the Students of California. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ...


The Eberly Science and Technology Center opened in 1999, while the new Duda Hall (which replaced the original Duda World Cultures Building) opened in 2007. Steele Auditorium is currently undergoing a major renovation and expansion project and is slated to open Fall 2007.


On Sept. 1, "Booming Out: Mohawk Ironworkers Build New York," an exhibit created by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, will come to California University of Pennsylvania, in efforts to provide a unique educational and cultural experience for students and residents.


Tim Buchanan, executive director of special initiatives for Cal U helped the university become a member of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) program, a part of the Smithsonian that allows exhibits to travel to various locations across the United States. Cal U is the only school in the Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education to welcome a SITES exhibit to campus. Thorugh outreach programs this provides unique educational experiences and opportunities for personal enrichment and professional development for area students and residents of all ages.


Notable alumni

  • Nicholas Addlery(b. 1981) Major League Soccer player, D.C. United
  • Del Beshore (b. 1956), NBA player (1978-1980)
  • Tomas Boltnar, Premier Development League Soccer, Des Moine Menace
  • Allen Foster Cooper (1838-1918), Republican U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1903-1911)
  • Bruce Dal Canton (b. 1942), MLB pitcher (1967-1977)
  • Grant Furlong (1866-1973), Democratic U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1943-1945)
  • Dale Hamer (b. 1938), former NFL referee
  • Robert Igoe (b. 1968), Winchester Star reporter
  • Justin Woodrow, MLB St. Louis Cardinals (2000-2004)
  • Rick Krivda (b. 1970) , MLB pitcher (1995-1998)
  • Jim Lokay (b. 1980), KDKA-TV news reporter
  • Frank Mascara (b. 1930), Democratic U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1995-2003)
  • Alan Natali (b. 1952), author of "Woody's Boys" and "Brown's Town"
  • Terry O'Shea (b. 1966), NFL tight end (1989-1990)
  • Brian G. Sayre (b. 1962) former national treasurer of Delta Chi Fraternity
  • Bruce Foster Sterling (1870-1946), Republican U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1917-1919)
  • Lieutenant General Paul K. Van Riper (b. 1938), retired officer of the United States Marine Corps

Nicholas Addlery (born December 7, 1981) is a Jamaican soccer player who currently plays forward for D.C. United in Major League Soccer (MLS). ... Delmer (Del) Beshore (born November 29, 1956, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He played college basketball with California University of Pennsylvania. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Allen Foster Cooper (January 3, 1838–March 29, 1918) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Robert Grant Furlong (January 4, 1886–March 19, 1973) was a Democrat member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... Dale Hamer was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) on two occasions, from 1978 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2001. ... NFL redirects here. ... NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... Former U.S. Rep. ... NFL redirects here. ... Delta Chi (ΔΧ) (del-ta kai) or D-Chi is an international college social fraternity formed on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University initially as a professional fraternity for law students. ... Bruce Foster Sterling (September 28, 1870 – January 28, 1946) was a Democrat member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... Lieutenant General Paul K. Van Riper is a retired officer of the United States Marine Corps. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ...

Trivia

San José State University, commonly shortened to San José State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system. ... Saint Marys College of California is a private, coeducational college located in Moraga, California, United States. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the California State University system, and home to the Chico University Arboretum. ... Dominican University is a small liberal arts university in San Rafael, California. ... This article is about the university in San Luis Obispo, California. ... The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public, coeducational university and one of ten campuses of the University of California. ... Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (formerly California College of Arts and Crafts) is a regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in Oakland and San Francisco, California, USA. Its one of the leading art and design schools in the country. ...

Valedictorians

In order to be recognized as a valedictorian, a student must complete his or her college career with a 4.0 GPA and QPA. The following students have earned the title of valedictorians:

  • December 2005 - Adrianne Wills
  • May 2006 - Colby Perotta, Eric Miller

External links

  • California University of Pennsylvania Website
  • The Student Association Website

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