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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

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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

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March 30, 2017

Local college students impact community and beyond through volunteer service

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March 28, 2017

Venango Phi Theta Kappa delivers totes to Head Start

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March 28, 2017

Week of Giving begins today

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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

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March 16, 2017

Welcome back, students

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March 08, 2017

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

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March 06, 2017

Col. Carmine Cicalese to present on Cyber Mission Force

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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

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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

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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

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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 4/14/17