Clarion University hosts array of events

CUP co-hosts high school chess tournament

Local small business Clarion Cooperative will co-host a chess tournament with Clarion University of Pennsylvania for ninth- through 12-graders.

High school students are invited to register for the chess tournament being held at CUP in Clarion.

The tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. The award ceremony will be held at noon on Sunday, March 24.

As its first event, emerging small business Clarion Cooperative is holding a chess tournament with CUP for students enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

Competitors will be paired for each of the seven games. Each game will begin on the hour for the duration of 50 minutes.

CUP faculty and staff will be implementing Unites States Chess Federation (USCF) official tournament rules. Championship trophies will be awarded to the top three players overall as well as to the top player in each grade.

More information as well as early registration for the event can be found at

Registration the day of the event is 9 to 9:30 a.m., March 23. However, early registration offers a discounted price as well as added ease on the day of the tournament.

In conjunction with the tournament, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is offering a special rate for tournament attendees. Other accommodations are available.

Clarion Cooperative provides app and website design services to help individuals, organizations, and communities thrive by sharing technology and techniques customized by the Clarion Cooperative team.

Clarion Cooperative aims for a diverse, successful community where residents are able to fulfill goals to their utmost potential. This is the first chess event hosted by Clarion Cooperative but the company strives to host regular tournaments.

Math Club sets chess and checkers tournament

Community members are invited to join Clarion University of Pennsylvania Math Club for a Chess and Checkers Tournament from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in room 145 of Grunenwald Science and Technology Center.

Chess expert and faculty member Dip N. Bhattaharya will attend. Pizza will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

African Dance Company visits

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Office of Minority Student Services will present NAZU African Dance Company at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Gemmell multi-purpose room.

Nai Zou Olivier uses traditional and contemporary forms of West African dance for cultural expression and personal healing.

The event is free and open to the public.