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February 17, 2020

CU encourages Community Conversations through ‘Considering Race’ film series

Clarion University’s Presidential Commission on Racial Equity, Presidential Diversity Advisory Council and Center for First-Year Experience have joined to present a film series, “Community Conversations: Considering Race.”

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February 17, 2020

Kids, adults invited to take part in CU Crystal Growing Competition

Clarion University Department of Chemistry, Math, and Physics invites children and adults in the community to take part in the 2020 Crystal Growing Competition.

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February 14, 2020

CU earns Gold distinction as Military Friendly School

Clarion University has been named a Military Friendly School for the 11th consecutive year, this year earning Gold distinction. The Military Friendly Schools list sets the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.

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February 13, 2020

Success didn’t end after Clarion; it started there

Torron Mollett (’17) 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. He took back to his neighborhood what he learned in the program and became a peer mentor to other kids, encouraging them to get more involved with academics.

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February 10, 2020

Learn to keep forested property healthy and diverse

Clarion University Department of Biology and Geosciences will host its annual Forest Landowner’s Conference from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Science and Technology Center. The conference will help forest landowners learn the forest management options available to them to ensure that their forest land will remain healthy and diverse.

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February 10, 2020

Shepherd appointed; Dunbar, Bauer and James retained as Clarion trustees

Pennsylvania Senate on has confirmed four nominees to Clarion University Council of Trustees. Joy M. Dunbar, Milissa Bauer and Lee James were reappointed, and Brendan M. Shepherd was appointed to replace Syed Ali-Zaidi, who passed away.

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February 06, 2020

Black Alumni Party for a Purpose

From the time she was 13 years old, Angela Groom Brown ’80 worked summer jobs. One year, shortly before she returned to Clarion University for the fall semester, a career employee known as “the meanest lady in the building” summoned Brown, grabbed her hand and pushed something into it. “It was $5,” Brown recalls. “She probably earned $1.25 an hour, but she wanted me to have that money. She wanted to do her part to make sure I finished school.”

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February 05, 2020

Spoken Arts series hosts regional author Ferrence

Clarion University’s Spoken Arts Reading Series will host author Matthew Ferrence at 5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the University Art Gallery, Carlson Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

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February 04, 2020

John Shropshire, Clarion’s first African American dean

John Shropshire (’61) broke ground in 1972 when he became the dean of enrollment management, the first African American to attain dean status at Clarion University. In 1994, Mr. Shropshire was elected president of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education and was named chairman of the enrollment management committee of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.

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February 03, 2020

Clarion University will use It’s On Us PA grant for LiveSafe app

Clarion University is one of 36 Pennsylvania colleges and universities that will benefit from nearly $1 million in grants through the Wolf Administration and the “It’s On Us PA” campaign to combat campus sexual assault. Governor Tom Wolf announced the grants in January. Clarion’s allocation will be used to launch a new mobile platform, LiveSafe, according to Meredith Karg, student support assistant. The app will be available by the start of the fall 2020 semester.

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January 24, 2020

CU carries top rankings in 11 programs

Clarion University has been awarded top ranking status for multiple degree programs by Intelligent.com.

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January 23, 2020

Bridging the gap

In his spare time, Clarion alumnus Scott “Howie” Dittman ’98 is Helping Butler County.

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January 16, 2020

Intelligent.com names Clarion ‘Best in the Northeast’

Clarion University was named “Best in the Northeast” in Intelligent.com’s list of the top 60 Most Affordable Online Colleges in the United States.

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January 15, 2020

MLK community celebration encourages acceptance, justice

The Rev. Michael Robinson (’82) will be the keynote speaker for Clarion University’s Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration at 5 p.m. Jan. 23 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center.

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January 15, 2020

US News & World Report lists Clarion programs among nation’s best

U.S. News & World Report today released the 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, and five Clarion University programs were ranked among the nation’s best, earning the honor of being called U.S. News Best Online Programs:

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January 13, 2020

Clarion University student proposal ends ‘period poverty’

It’s an equity issue. Period. With the start of the spring 2020 semester, Clarion University Student Senate, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and Center for Wellness have joined to level the playing field for students in need of menstrual hygiene products. The coin slot in restroom dispensers has been bypassed in academic buildings on both Clarion and Venango campuses, making pads and tampons available free.

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January 13, 2020

Welcome to the spring semester

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 06, 2020

Alumni present ‘The Purpose of Education’ at annual Martin Luther King breakfast

Clarion University alumni Sean and Antoinette Parker McDonald will be the guest speakers for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 20 in Eagle Commons, Clarion University. This year’s theme is “The King Legacy: The Purpose of Education.”

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Last Updated 2/17/20