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Recent National Media Stories :

US News & World Report Education (September 2013)
Take 3 Steps to Build In-Demand Job Skills at College  

GI Jobs Magazine (February 2012)
Solemn Signpost: Campus Memorial Pays Tribute to Fallen Troops, Victims of Sept. 11 

International Educator (May/June 2010)
Lands of Promise 

Student Affairs Leader (January 2010)
Student Engagement at Multiple Levels

New York Times (October 26, 2009)
"Research at the Source of a Pennsylvania Flood"

Science News (October 20, 2009) 
Johnstown Flood Matched Volume of Mississippi River

The Chronicle of Higher Education (October 18, 2009)
Colleges Help Veterans Advance from Combat to Classroom 

Today's Campus (September 2009)
Interview with President Spectar


Tribune-Democrat

2014 
Feb. 24Three from UPJ among national inductees
Feb. 10UPJ dinner-theater relives days of 'Hair'
Feb. 3UPJ Offers Assistance to Entrepreneurs
Jan. 8Governor Candidate Pitches College Plan
Jan. 7McGinty unveils college plan: Gubernatorial candidate speaks at UPJ

 

 

2013 
Dec. 24UPJ coach Rukavina collects 400th win
Dec. 5Pitt-Johnstown president lauded by Cambria County commissioners
Nov. 24UPJ outlasts Cal to win first PSAC volleyball title
Oct. 5Pitt-Johnstown students’ Shack-a-Thon spotlights effects of worldwide poverty
Sept. 27Facility a boost for UPJ nursing program
Sept. 10Pitt-Johnstown saluted as Military Friendly School
Sept. 8'Something for everyone' | Juried exhibition will showcase works by 34 regional artists
Aug. 11Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center's lineup will feature music, comedy, dance
July 29Smart deals: UPJ, St. Francis recognized as education bargains
May 7UPJ graduates first computer engineering technologist
April 25UPJ milestone: School to graduate its first nursing class
March 5Seven UPJ wrestlers headed to nationals
Feb. 14UPJ will induct four standouts to Hall of Fame
  
2012 
Aug. 14 UPJ, JARI join in career effort
Aug. 12In their fathers' footsteps 
Aug. 6  Designing women? UPJ camp introduces girls to engineering field
July 29 It has brought a lot to the community
July 15 A lot of winners in WRI-UPJ partnership
July 14UPJ tuition rising 2% 
July 14Board OKs building for Pitt-Johnstown
July 11UPJ, Windber Research announce partnership
July 3It's official: Haselrig among hall inductees
June 25A giant among men: Blackington oversaw UPJ transformation
June 22Longtime president at Pitt-Johnstown dies 
June 21Adventure camp gets kids moving
May 26Voyage of Discovery: Geology prof charts new waters in floating classroom
May 23Pollution solutions: Pitt-Johnstown hosting statewide competition 
May 21UPJ's concrete canoe team paddles to nationals 
April 29UPJ professor lauded for teaching excellence
April 29Real world challenges: UPJ grads urged to 'leave comfort zone' 
April 24Colleges line up speakers
April 19Deadline nears for UPJ legacy scholarship
April 15Stones tribute show rolling into arts center
April 12UPJ students display talents at symposium
April 9Students to present work at UPJ forum
April 7Navy vet to speak at working women lunch
March 28Illusionist bringing magic act to Pasquerilla arts center
Mar. 18Branch campuses are vital cogs 
Mar. 13Job Fair at UPJ attracts strong turnout
Mar. 11UPJ Chief: We need community's support
Mar. 11Future of UPJ is drawn into debate over funding
Mar. 11'I'm a jazz singer' Jane Monheit will liven up annual event
Mar. 7Quintet will bring best of Ireland to arts center
Feb. 23'Cats' wll play to sold-out audience at arts center
Feb. 18Work on UPJ nursing site expected to begin in April
Feb. 15That's 500! UPJ rips Shippensburg for Pecora's milestone victory
Feb. 15UPJ announces fifth Hall of Fame class
Feb. 15UPJ theater department will stage well-known production at local arts center 
Feb. 10UPJ to host math contest 
Feb. 10SAT review slated for Pitt-Johnstown 
Feb. 9Soul, rhythm and blues singer in concert Feb.18 at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Feb. 2Former UPJ president dies
Jan. 30 'Chase the Chill' classes help ease doldrums 
Jan. 22Blast! an audio, visual treat at arts center 
Jan. 21Russian ballet troupe bringing timeless love story to arts center 
Jan. 11BP donation supports Ashbridge scholarship 
Jan. 4Area writers release variety of new books
  
  
2011      
Dec. 15Cambria native to head park district
Nov. 30'Away in the Basement' will be staged at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Nov. 20Broadway's best coming back to Pasquerilla 
Nov. 12 Johnstown woman keeps hospital's website up to date 
Nov. 12Pitt-Johnstown monument to heroes dedicated
Nov. 11 Local residents optimistic about economy, survey finds 
Nov. 5Chaplain brings changes to hospital's spiritual care
Nov. 5UPJ to dedicate its memorial to heroes
Nov. 3 Acclaimed comedy troupe Capitol Steps coming to arts center
Oct. 30 Troupe will showcase classic dances of India 
Oct. 19UPJ Dems to hold meet candidates rally 
Oct. 17Pitt-Johnstown offering personal enrichment classes
Oct. 16UPJ nursing building could open in 2013 
Oct. 16'Deer Camp' setting up at Pasquerilla arts center 
Oct. 15UPJ theater department to stage 'Lend Me a Tenor' 
Oct. 15 Human yellow ribbon to honor troops 
Oct. 11'Sign bomb' draws support for Ron Paul 
Sept. 21Connecting with the community 
Sept. 18Economic survey a must-do
Sept. 18PITT-nic in the Park set for Wednesday 
Sept. 18'Menopause the Musical' onstage at Pasquerilla arts center
Sept. 18UPJ to host women in leadership event
Sept. 163 area schools make list of 'military friendly' sites
Sept. 5UPJ offers SAT preparation series
Sept. 419 join Pitt-Johnstown faculty
Sept. 1 UPJ makes list of best colleges
Aug. 22 UPJ event highlights geography in cinema 
Aug. 11UPJ program prepares foster children for adulthood
July 6Veggie delight: New world of foods at conference 
June 9Pitt-Johnstown will offer camps for youngsters 
June 7In many newsrooms, Russell legacy lives on 
May 26UPJ offering adventure camp 
May 5 Vocalist's sound of Frank Sinatra will fill Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center 
May 2 Pitt-Johnstown exploring spring with adult enrichment classes 
May 2UPJ to host GreenFest
Apr. 10  'Music Man' marching into Pasquerilla Center
Apr. 6 UPJ's concert, alumni choirs to perform
Apr. 5 UPJ students protest cuts 
Apr. 3 UPJ grad joins watershed association
Apr. 3 Publication honors retired UPJ professor
Mar. 30 Haute couture benefit for Haiti
Mar. 26 Luncheon will feature author, Pitt professor 
Mar. 24 'Nonstop movement and music' 
Mar. 20 Pop music stars in concert at UPJ
Mar. 17 Timeless hits will be performed during show at Pasquerilla arts center
Mar. 17 Fraternity Plans Memorabilia Auction
Mar. 13 Russian juggler bringing animal act to arts center
Mar. 10 High-energy Celtic rockers will perform at Pasquerilla arts center
Mar. 5 UPJ Official Earns Chancellor's Award
Feb. 27 Seven UPJ Wrestlers Earn Spots in Nationals
Feb. 20 Pitt-Johnstown Will Host Climate Change Forum
Feb. 16 Life Improvement Classes on Tap
Feb. 15 Cutting-Edge Comedy to be Staged
Jan. 23 UPJ Adds Faculty
Jan. 19 Five Set to Enter UPJ Hall of Fame
Jan. 11 Another feather in UPJ's cap
Jan. 5 Wellness Center Debuts 

2010 
Dec. 26 Immigrants still trekking to region
Nov. 19 Cutting-edge comedy 
Nov. 16 Branch sets UPJ mark in victory 
Nov. 10 Pa. author to read from works at UPJ 
Nov. 9 Pitt-Johnstown campus saluting vets this week 
Nov. 4Political satire: Capitol Steps will perform at Pasquerilla arts center 
Nov. 1UPJ professor will lecture, discuss 'Women of the Third Reich' 
Oct. 26'Rainbow Fish' is scaled to younger set 
Oct. 25 Musical comedy fulfills vows: UPJ will stage "The Wedding Singer" 
Oct. 18 Show of support: People form ribbon to raise awareness 
Oct. 14Enrichment classes on schedule at UPJ 
Oct. 10Broadway musical coming to arts center 
Oct. 10Public invited to join UPJ 'ribbon'
Oct. 4UPJ to host Philosophical Society meeting 
Oct. 1 Irish Jig 
Sept. 2313 vying to be UPJ's homecoming queen
Sept. 21UPJ speaker to talk about exports 
Sept. 11 Surf's up: Papa Doo Run Run bringing California dreamin' to arts center 
Aug. 30Pitt-Johnstown climbs in college rankings 
Aug. 18 UPJ, IUP named 'military friendly' 
Aug. 15Three shows on tap for the younger set 
Aug. 15Pasquerilla directors heed patrons' pleas for new season
June 20Pitt-Johnstown offering classes for youthful campers 
June 12 Laurel (Concrete Canoe) 
June 8 Richland math teacher earns national award 
May 18 Pitt-Johnstown's Wrestling Recruits Have a Different Look This Year
May 13 Excerpts from Area's Best Musicals 
Apr. 30First UPJ Medal Recipient Aided Education in Africa
Apr. 26Keeping Murtha legacy alive
Apr. 2211 Groups Share Grants from Lee Initiatives
Apr. 16Pilot Downed Behind Enemy Lines Will Address UPJ Grads
Apr. 12 Pitt-Johnstown Gets Shot in the Arm
Apr. 7Quartet in concert April 23 at arts center 
Apr. 2UPJ nursing degree OK'd 
Mar. 31 Interest in global warming heats up at Pitt-Johnstown 
Mar. 29Person of the Week:  Winning Ways 
Mar. 20 UPJ alum will discuss work in Honduras 
Mar. 5 UPJ names Distinguished Alumni Award winner
Mar. 4 Acrobatic troupe will perform gravity-defying feats at arts center 
Mar. 3 UPJ earns spot on community service honor roll 
Feb. 28 UPJ to offer continuing education for teachers 
Feb. 18 'Little Engine That Could' rolls into arts center
Feb. 15 March Ushers in Chase the Chill Winter Weekends
Feb. 14Violinist will perform at arts center
Feb. 12 Laurel (Athletics Hall of Fame)
Feb. 11 Le Grande Cirque will tumble into Pasquerilla arts center
Feb. 11 Commitment is commendable: UPJ’s hiring initiative good news to region 
Feb. 8 Life of savior in song | UPJ will present 'Jesus Christ Superstar' 
Feb. 7 Spring service: College students spend break helping others 
Feb. 5 UPJ Adding Faculty
Feb. 2Gault Leads Six into UPJ Hall of Fame
Jan. 24 River North dancers have give-and-take with audience 
Jan. 22UPJ Coeds Ready to Shake a Leg
Jan. 7Broadway Show on Arts Center's Marquee
Jan. 3Person of the Week...
Jan. 4City Manager Picked
  
2009 
Dec. 17 "Model train enthusiasts assemble 'Christmas Town' at retirement home 
Dec. 4"ACRP, Pitt-Johnstown student athletes unite for community projects" 
Dec. 3'American Idol' finalists in concert at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center 
Nov. 26"UPJ students spend holiday building homes" 
Nov. 24"Yule concert 'Taylor'-made"
Nov. 23 "Pair lead fundraiser for UPJ athletics" 
Nov. 16"UPJ investigating source of computer virus" 
Nov. 12"Comedy troupe Capitol Steps bringing biting satire to Pasquerilla Arts Center" 
Nov. 12"UPJ food service collects canned goods" 
Nov. 6"A healthy addition" 
Nov. 5"Arts center snares Chinese percussion ensemble" 
Nov. 4"NOW will honor school superintendent" 
Nov. 1"Educators will be inducted into artists' hall"
Oct. 31"UPJ Plans Wellness Center"
Oct. 26"UPJ president elected to international board" 
Oct. 25"Tribute to elite dancers will waltz into arts center" 
Oct. 21"Common thread binds five women in UPJ play"
Oct. 18"Students evacuated from UPJ dorm" 
Oct. 15 "Pitt-Johnstown official to speak at NAACP event"
Oct. 10"Make the right choice, Bleier urges UPJ audience"
Oct. 3"Former Steelers star supporting Blue and Gold" 
Oct. 1"Altar Boyz, a pop-musical show, to be staged at Pasquerilla arts center" 
Sept. 29"UPJ schedules events throughout International Education Week"
Sept. 28"Discover Fall at Pitt-Johnstown by exploring new interests, enhancing business skills" 
Sept. 27"UPJ reaching out to reconnect with alumni"
Sept. 26"Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon coming to arts center" 
Sept. 17 "It's a crowd-pleaser" 
Sept. 16"Emerson Drive to headline homecoming"
Sept. 10"Water authority hires manager" 
Sept. 4"UPJ expands health care offerings" 
Aug. 26"UPJ honored for veterans services" 
Aug. 23 "UPJ grad creates 'Live in 5,' a Web series" 
Aug. 22"UPJ moves to top tier in U.S.News rankings" 
Aug. 20 "Casey visiting today" 
Aug. 13"Gym shooting victim remembered" 
Aug. 12"Experts seek ways to tame invasive plants" 
Aug. 8 "Going deep"
Aug. 6"UPJ grad among victims"
Aug. 6"Fueling Interest"
July 6"Pitt-Johnstown adds two new degree programs"
July 3"County native: Honduran revolt restored order"
June 30"University steps up career assistance" 
June 12"Yanks draft UPJ's Watkins" 
June 1 "1889 Flood coverage recalled"
May 29 "UPJ program reaches out to veterans"
May 27 "Keep them engaged"
May 15 "UPJ professor's presentation will focus on 1889 flood"
May 1 "University to honor Class of 1953 grad"
April 28 "Classes to improve minds, bodies"
April 27 "UPJ'S Valko places at national freestyle wrestling tournament"
April 8 "UPJ offers program for educators"
April 5 "UPJ inducts 6 into Hall of Fame"
March 30  "Pitt-Johnstown students, staff step up for community volunteering challenge"
March 24 "Wozniak bill backs UPJ research on rural issues"
March 20 Laurels and Barbs
March 12 "UPJ wrestlers put focus on nationals "
March 5 Laurels and Barbs
March 2 "Arm of the law getting longer on UPJ campus"
Feb. 25 "Luncheon to focus on blacks’ contributions to U.S. military"
Feb. 23 "Social studies chapter forms at UPJ"
Feb. 12 "Violinist a zealot for school music programs"
Feb. 10 "UPJ theater department will stage two productions"
Feb. 4 "UPJ activities strive to draw attention to AIDS epidemic"