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SPOTLIGHT

A daily summary of activities at Slippery Rock University
Monday, Apr. 27

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TODAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY

April 24

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | SRU Office of Environmental Health and Safety sponsors communitywide e-waste collection day as part of Earth Week. For a list of what will, and will not, be accepted visit: http://www.sru.edu/president/Sustainability/Documents/2015%20%20e-waste%20collection%20program%20description.pdf SRU Recycling Center, Stores 2, Keister Road.

Noon to 5 p.m. | Final day for the SRU art department's Senior BFA Exhibition for Spring 2015, second group. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``The Wedding Ringer.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theatre.

4 p.m. | Deadline for nominations for Slippery Rock University President's Commission on the Status of Women 2015 Women of Distinction Awards to be presented next October. Nomination forms and related information is available at: http://www.sru.edu/president/diversity/commissions/Pages/WCdistinction.aspx .

4:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Lauren Brickman, New York City actor, teaching artist and resident performer with Upright Citizens Brigade, presents talk. Free. University Union MPR.

4 p.m. | SRU baseball hosts Pitt-Johnstown. Jack Critchfield Park. (Doubleheader)

5:30 p.m. | Blisstaken, poetry, jazz performance group. Suggested donation, $5. Sheehy Theater, Maltby Center.

7 p.m. | SRU football hosts annual Spring Game. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU theatre department presents ``Terminus'' by Mark O'Rowe and directed by David Skeele, professor of theatre. Sheehy Theatre, Maltby Center.

8:30 p.m. | Grand Milonga, tango social dance party with performances by Tangueros Tango Quartet. Final event of Hispanic Latino Culture Series. Carruth Rizza Hall.

April 25

8 a.m. | Freshman Orientation for new freshmen beginning fall term. Smith Student Center.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Green and White Society hosts spring Campus and Community Clean Up. Student volunteer teams will meet at Weisenfluh for breakfast.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Old Stone House presents Living History: The 10th Civil War in partnership with the 10th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Corp.

9 a.m. | SRU Ethics Bowl. Round 1 at 10 a.m.; Round 2, 11 a.m. Results announced at noon. 309 Spotts.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | SRU Office of Environmental Health and Safety sponsors communitywide e-waste collection day as part of Earth Week. For a list of what will, and will not, be accepted visit: http://www.sru.edu/president/Sustainability/Documents/2015%20%20e-waste%20collection%20program%20description.pdf SRU Recycling Center, Stores 2, Keister Road.

11 a.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Children's Day/Earth Day Celebration. Free. Macoskey Center (Rain: University Union.

1 p.m. | SRU lacrosse hosts Lock Haven. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

2-4 p.m. | The Color Festival hosted by India Culture Club and Office of Multicultural Development. Color powder, water guns and music. Swope Parking Lot.

4 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``The Wedding Ringer.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

5 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Magnum Opus: A senior Dance Concert. Swope.

April 26

7 a.m. | SRU Campus Recreation Mini Triathlon; 400 yard indoor swim; 10.5 mile bike; 2.5 mile run. Sponsored by TRI-Club and Swim Club. Limited to 150 participants; minimum age, 8. Call 724.738.2883 to register.

1:30 p.m. | Graduate Admissions Honors Reception. Event recognizes achievement of graduate students. Alumni House.

2 p.m. | SRU Saxophone Quartets perform in concert. Jason Kush, assistant professor of music, directs. Suggested admission, $5, general public; $3, students. Swope.

2 and 7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU theatre department presents ``Terminus'' by Mark O'Rowe and directed by David Skeele, professor of theatre. Sheehy Theatre, Maltby Center.

4 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``The Wedding Ringer.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

6 p.m. | Craft Corner. Smith Student Center.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SRU employees responsible for the allocation of funds, have direct and regular contact with vendors, or collect and receipt cash, are required as public employees to complete a Statement of Financial Interests form SEC-1 Statement Of Financial Interests Rev 01_15.pdf by May 1. For assistance or questions, contact Mark O'Connor, employee and classification manger in SRU's Office of Human Resources, at 724.738.2253.

Campus will be jumping, and parking challenging, the evening of May 1 when the University hosts a 7:30 p.m., performance of the Frankie Valli Tribute show in the University Union; the sold out University Program Board's Lee Brice Concert with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., in the Aebersold Student Recreation Center; "Opera Scenes," a Kaleidoscope event at 7:30 p.m., in Swope; an 8 p.m., showing of the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey," in the Smith Student Center Theater; and several on-campus private events. Patrons of all events should plan to car pool if possible and be sure to allow for plenty of time to find parking. Busses will be running throughout campus to encourage patrons to utilize all available campus parking lots.

Faculty needing to rent regalia for the May 9 commencement ceremony should contact the SGA Bookstore at 724.738.2104 by April 29.

Offices and departments with known changes or updates for the 2015-16 SRU Campus Phone Directory are asked to submit them via email to phonebook@sru.edu by June 1. New hires or other changes that take place after the deadline may be made later in the summer in time for fall semester publication.

Services for Robert Berner, Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of special education, are at 2 p.m., April 25, in McKay Education Building Auditorium. Berner, 76, died April 16 at his home following a short illness. He joined the SRU faculty in 1971 and retired in 2005 after 33 years service. Most currently a resident of Grove City, he earned his undergraduate degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his master's degree at Duquesne University and his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired U.S. Army colonel. While at SRU, he served numerous terms as department chair in the 1980s and organized a large number of summer classes and events involving special education. He recorded an oral history of his time at the University, which is available at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/library/rockvoices/Pages/BernerRobert.aspx . Among others, he leaves his wife, Janine; and two sons, Radley of Los Angeles, Calif., and Trent of San Diego, Calif. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., April 24, at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Grove City. The family requests material tributes take the form of donations to the SRU special education department, Council for Exceptional Children, or the Butler County Humane Society.

Candidates for the dean of the College of Business will visit campus April 27 and 29. Open sessions will run 2:50-3:50 p.m., each date in 323 Smith Student Center. Additional search information is available online at: www.sru.edu/COBDean

NEXT SEVEN DAYS

April 27

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU presents three-student Senior BFA Exhibition through May 1. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

2:50 p.m. | Open session for College of Business dean candidate. 323 Smith Student Center.

3 p.m. | Stress Less, sponsored by SRU Counseling Center. Watson Hall Great Room.

4:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Frederick Douglass 60-Second Lectures. Free. University Union.

6 p.m. | WSRU-FM radio presents ``About Class Tomorrow...Spring Showcase'' offering an array of hip-hop, comedy and rock. Tickets $10, general public; $8, students. Smith Student Center Theater.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU theatre department presents ``Terminus'' by Mark O'Rowe and directed by David Skeele, professor of theatre. Sheehy Theatre, Maltby Center.

7:30 p.m. | SRU Symphony Orchestra Concert. Warren Davidson, assistant professor of music, conducts. Suggested donation: $5, general admission; $3, students. Swope.

April 28

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU presents three-student Senior BFA Exhibition through May 1. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30 p.m. | Active Minds hosts ``Don't Get Scrambled Up in Stress.'' Quad.

12:30 p.m. | ``Hooking Up in a Pornified Culture,'' presented by Cindy LaCom, SRU professor of English and director of Gender Studies. Challenges of hooking up in current culture. Smith Student Center Theater.

12:30 p.m. | No Regrets Carnival - designed to promote safer sex on campus and part of a ``Persuasion Semester Project'' in Valerie Swarts, SRU professor of communication, class. Smith Student Center.

12:30 p.m. | Fondue Party, chocolate and cheese fondues hosted by the SRU French Club. Strain Student Lounge.

4:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Bridgman/Packer Artist Talk. Art Bridgman, Guggenheim fellows in choreography, and Myrna Packer serve as artists in residence. Free. University Union. MPR.

4:45 p.m. | Yoga for Faculty and Staff. 225 Patterson.

5 p.m. | UPB End of Semester Event. Smith Student Center Bookstore Patio.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU theatre department presents ``Terminus'' by Mark O'Rowe and directed by David Skeele, professor of theatre. Sheehy Theatre, Maltby Center.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Matt McCright performs as guest piano artist, including new work by Stephen Barr, assistant professor of music. Swope.

April 29

6:30-7:15 a.m. | Cycle aerobics. Faculty/staff, every Wednesday. Morrow Field House.

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU presents three-student Senior BFA Exhibiti?

2:50 p.m. | Open session for College of Business dean candidate. 323 Smith Student Center.

5 p.m. | Rising Star Awards Ceremony. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

6 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Erik Lawrence, saxophonist, flutist, composer, educator, journalist and sound healing practitioner. Free. Swope.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU theatre department presents ``Terminus'' by Mark O'Rowe and directed by David Skeele, professor of theatre. Sheehy Theatre, Maltby Center.

8 p.m. | Planetarium Show. 124 Vincent.

8 p.m. | Slam Poetry Club Spring Performance. Open mic. ATSH Auditorium.

9 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Bridgman/Packer student showing. Field House Dance Studio.

April 30

11 a. m. | A Day of Play: Make it Part of Your Day, hosted by SRU physical and health education department. Games. Quad.

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU presents three-student Senior BFA Exhibition through May 1. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30 p.m. | New University Forum. Weisenfluh.

12:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Friends: Salsa from Guatemala. Music and Rene Darce on percussion. Smith Student Center.

4:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Black Box Reading by gradates of SRU's creative writing program will read original works. Free. University Union MPR.

6 p.m. | Slow Food. Bring a dish to share along with table service. Theme is ``Appetizers and Dips.'' Sponsored by SRU Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator. 165 Elm St.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU theatre department presents ``Terminus'' by Mark O'Rowe and directed by David Skeele, professor of theatre. Sheehy Theatre, Maltby Center.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band. Jason Kush, assistant professor, and David Glover, associate professor, direct. Suggested donation: $5, general public; $3, students. Swope.

7:30 p.m. | SRU history department World War I series continues with ``The Angels of Mons: Legends, Ghosts and Censorship,'' a student-written play by Austin Uram, an SRU English major. Old Stone House.

8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: Bridgman/Packer ``Truck.'' Shows on the half hour, 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets, $15 general public; $10 SRU students, available at the Smith Student Center Information Desk. Performances at: Miller Auditorium Loading Dock; reception, Alumni House.

ON THE HORIZON

May 1

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU concludes three-student Senior BFA Exhibition. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Fifty Shades of Grey.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

5:30 p.m. | Doors open for UPB Event: Lee Brice, with opening acts Chase Bryant and The Cadillac Three, headlines spring concert. Tickets $40, general public; $20, SRU students, available at the Smith Student Center Information Desk. ARC.

7:30 p.m. | SRU history department World War I series continues with ``The Angels of Mons: Legends, Ghosts and Censorship,'' a student-written play by Austin Uram, an SRU English major. Old Stone House.

7:30 p.m. | SRU Performing Arts Series presents ``Let's Hang On,'' tribute to Frankie Valli. Tickets $22 to $8; call 724.738.2018. University Union.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU Opera Scenes featuring SRU voice majors directed by Colleen Gray, associate professor of voice. Suggested donation, $5, general public; $3, students. Swope.

May 2

8 a.m. | Freshman Orientation for fall semester entering students. Smith Student Center.

7:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Event: SRU Opera Scenes featuring SRU voice majors directed by Colleen Gray, associate professor of voice. Suggested donation, $5, general public; $3, students. Swope.

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Fifty Shades of Grey.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

May 3

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Fifty Shades of Grey.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

6 p.m. | Craft Corner. Smith Student Center.

May 4

8 a.m. | Last day of spring semester.

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU presents three-student Senior BFA Exhibition through May 8. Opening reception 6 p.m. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

8:45 p.m. | SGA Senate Meeting. Smith Student Center.

May 5

8 a.m. | Final Exam Week begins, continues through noon Saturday.

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU presents three-student Senior BFA Exhibition through May 8. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

7-9 p.m. | Walking Tacos. Bailey Library offers free walking tacos sponsored by President's Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity. Bailey Library.

May 6

8 a.m. | Final Exam Week.

8 a.m. | Senior citizens register for summer classes.

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU presents three-student Senior BFA Exhibition through May 8. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

May 7

8 a.m. | Final Exam Week.

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU presents three-student Senior BFA Exhibition through May 8. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

6 p.m. | Exploring the Farm Dream. SRU's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator offers a three-day workshop for those interested in learning more about farming. Registration is $150. Register at: 724.738.1606.

May 8

8 a.m. | Final Exam Week.

Noon - 5 p.m. | SRU concludes three-student Senior BFA Exhibition. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

1:30 p.m. | Commencement Rehearsal. Mandatory attendance. Morrow Field House.

5 p.m. | SRU Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

May 9

12:05 a.m. | D2L will be off line from 12:05 a.m. until approximately noon for upgrades. The upgrades will not affect work or grading.

10 a.m. | Spring commencement for all graduate studies, College of Health, Environment and Science and College of Liberal Arts graduates. Doors open 9 a.m. Ticket required for all attendees. Morrow Field House.

2 p.m. | Spring commencement for all College of Business and College of Education graduates. Doors open 1 p.m. Ticket required for all attendees. Morrow Field House.

May 10

No events scheduled.

May 11

No events scheduled

May 12

3 p.m. | Final grades due.

May 13

8 a.m. | Pre-session, full summer and post-session summer terms begin.

May 14

No events scheduled

May 15

6 a.m. | Slippery Rock semi-annual bulk pick up for students, faculty and staff living in Slippery Rock.

ON GOING

Co-chairs of SRU's Presidential Commissions invite applicants to submit a letter of interest for students, faculty and staff open positions. New term appointments begin May 30, 2015. The Presidential Commissions lead and engage in educational activities and programs to promote a campus community that is open, caring, nurturing, fair and respectful.There are openings on the following commissions:

President's Commission on Disability Issues

President's Commission on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

President's Commission for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

President's Commission on the Status of Women

President's Commission on Sustainability

President's Commission on Wellness

With a focus and commitment to promote a caring community of lifelong learners connecting with the world, SRU prepares students to be culturally aware, socially engaged citizens who understand the challenges of our global society and have confidence in their skills to address these challenges throughout their lives.Submit a letter of interest either hard copy or via email by May 15 to Tina Moser, assistant to the president, at tina.moser@sru.edu .

SRU's Office of Global Engagement is seeking host families for the 2015-16 academic year to provide support for the University's new international students. Host family roles are non-live-in situations, but provide participants with an opportunity to share their culture, while giving the student an opportunity to build a local support network through occasional interactions with faculty, staff and local community members. For details call 724.738.4687.

Students must complete and submit their 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Renewal no later than May 1 to take full advantage of the program. Those who submitted a 2014-15 FAFSA electronically and included a valid email address, should have already received an email reminder noting applications opened Jan. 1. Those who previously submitted a paper application or did not provide a valid email address, will be mailed a renewal reminder letter, provided there is a deliverable mailing address. Applicants should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to maximize aid potential by the May 1 Pennsylvania State Grant program renewal deadline. Estimated federal income tax information may be used to complete the FAFSA if a family's actual tax form has not yet been completed. Applicants will need to update all federal income tax information when final figures are available. To apply visit: www.fafsa.ed.gov .

Top of The Rock is emailed each weekday morning to the entire Slippery Rock University community. It contains the day's and upcoming week's activities as well as important announcements concerning campus. Items included are taken from the university master calendar available at: http://calendar.sru.edu/webevent/scripts/webevent.plx . The red checkmark indicates the item is a new or updated listing. All members of the University community may post campus and campus-related events on the University Master Calendar by using the ``Submit Item'' box. See additional information below under Instructions/Information.''

Blue Light Safety Stations are located throughout campus?and provide immediate access to University Police. Safety call boxes are located throughout all academic buildings?and also provide immediate direct access to University Police.

INSTRUCTION/INFORMATION

Faculty, staff and students are urged to sign up for emergency alerts related to SRU. Those not registered, or needing to update information on e2Campus may do so by clicking the emergency alert icon found at:

http://www.sru.edu/PublicRelations/Pages/SRUAlerts.aspx and following the simple instructions. Emergency information is also posted on the SRU homepage, sent via campus email and shared with the regional news media.

For details regarding requests for mass emails, including campus surveys, on campus, click: http://www.sru.edu/PublicRelations/newsInfo/Pages/RequestMassE-Mail.aspx .

http://www.sru.edu/PublicRelations/newsInfo/Pages/FraudulentE-Mail.aspx .

Items appearing in top of the rock are taken from the SRU Master Activity Calendar. The calendar is also used for submission of items to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor's Office and regional newspapers. Items should be posted as soon as the basic information is assembled. For details about posting items on the hotmaicalendar (or making changes), click here: http://www.sru.edu/PublicRelations/newsInfo/Pages/PostSRUMasterActivityCalendar.aspx .

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SRU Crime Information Tip line: 724.738.2SRU (724.738.2778)

Affirmative Action Statement:

Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action. Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran's status in accordance with the state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.