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SPOTLIGHT

A daily summary of activities at Slippery Rock University
Friday, Oct. 31

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SRU Crime Information Tip line: 724.738.2SRU (724.738.2778)

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TODAY

Oct. 29

6:30 a.m. | Cycle aerobics for faculty, staff, students and spouses/partners. Can earn 25 Healthy U points. Continues each Wednesday. Morrow Field House.

Noon-5 p.m. | The Dark Show, an exhibit of works by student in the SRU art department. (Opening reception 6-9 p.m., Oct. 31) Martha Gault Gallery, Maltby Center.

2:30 p.m. | Recognizing and Reporting Sexual Misconduct, Cleary Crimes and Child Abuse Training. Pre-registration suggested. 315 Smith Student Center.

7 p.m. | Race, Gender and the Power of Language in Hip-Hop. Jasiri X, emcee and community activist, will present the conversation followed by a performance by Jasiri X and other 1Hood artists. Sponsored by SRU Women's Center. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

7 p.m. | Sister-To-Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Auction. ATS Auditorium.

8 p.m. | Planetarium Show. Show changes weekly. Vincent Science Center.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SRU employees, except student employees, who want access to their online 2014 W-2 for viewing and printing, must update the ``W-2 Election'' option in their Employee Self-Service account by navigating to the ``Payroll'' tab within the Self-Service Portal ,then electing the online ``W-2 Election'' option.This W-2 electronic enrollment option is open until Dec. 26.Questions: 724-738-2069.

The University will be closed Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving and Nov. 28 for regular business. Nov. 28 is a floating holiday for AFSCME represented employees, who will not be charged annual or personal leave. All other employees not working Nov. 28 must use available personal, annual or compensatory leave. Employees should communicate their leave plans to their immediate supervisor/manager. Those working Nov. 28 must make prior arrangements with their supervisor.

Due to high demand, UPB and the SRU Student Veterans Association have moved the 8 p.m., Nov. 12, Marcus Luttrell lecture from the Smith Student Center to Morrow Field House. Additional student and general public tickets are now available from the Smith Student Center Information Desk. Luttrell's book, ``Lone Survivor,'' based on his life as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan, was the foundation for the 2013 feature film of the same name. Morrow Field House.

University Parking Regulations prohibit commuter overnight parking, from 2-5:30 a.m., Nov. 1 through April 1, regardless of snow. Lots affected include: Alumni Commuter Lot, McKay Commuter Lot, Union Commuter Lot, Founders Lower Commuter Lot, PT Staff/Commuter Lot and Swope Commuter Lot

Tickets are on sale for the 40th annual International Dinner. The Nov. 8 event will feature food and entertainment from around the world. Tickets are $25 for general public; $15 for SRU students; $10, children under age 10. Smith Student Center.

SRU's Information and Administrative Technology Services Office is in the process of migrating all staff/faculty mailboxes to the new email system over the next few weeks.Click for more details: http://www.sru.edu/academics/iats/Pages/EmailMigration.aspx .

Those living and working in western Pennsylvania may be affected by the contractual dispute between Highmark Blue Shield and UPMC. Because of the dispute, PASSHE Health Plan members, including SRU faculty, managers, coaches, nurses and police, enrolled in Highmark Indemnity, Highmark PPO or UPMC HMO plans will have a special enrollment period today through Nov. 7. For more information visit: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/industry_activity/9276/stayinformed/1687577 .

Those not making changes during the open enrollment period need take no action.

NEXT SEVEN DAYS

Oct. 30

All day : Compass Level 3 presentation meeting. Schedule a meeting with Lesli Somerset, graduate assistant, before today. 234 Smith Student Center.

10:30 a.m. | Understanding State Employee Assistance Program. Leadership Development Center.

Noon-5 p.m. | The Dark Show, an exhibit of works by students in the SRU art department. Opening reception 6-9 p.m., today. Martha Gault Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30 p.m. | Information meeting for fourth annual PASSHE Business Plan Competition. Students invited to submit ideas for a new business idea; Top prize, $10,000, with $5,000 for second place; $2,500 for third. 103 Eisenberg.

12:30 p.m. | Assessment at SRU: Roadmap for the Future. 321 Smith Student Center.

12:30 | Gloria Rolando, award-winnin

6 p.m. | Dumbledore's Army Meeting. Meeting for those interested in forming Dumbledore's Army for a Halloween-themed social event. The program will include writing letters to veterans in time for Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 320 Smith Student Center.

6:30 p.m. | Annual Take Back the Night sponsored by Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. Quad.

7 p.m. | CANCELED: Get Schooled in Ghouls. SRU's Paranormal Rock will reveal findings from a recent investigation. Bailey Library Special Collections Room.

7 p.m. | SRU Potters Guild hosts free open studio for all to learn use of potter's wheel and clay sculpting each Thursday. Materials and tools provided. Ceramics Studio.

7 p.m.| Gloria Rolando, award-winning Cuban filmmaker, screens her film ``Re-embarque/Re-embark.'' Smith Student Center.

Oct. 31

10:45 a.m. | Halloween Parade by youngsters in the SRU/SGA Preschool Program. Parade goes from North Hall to Old Main (11 a.m.), then McKay (11:15). Approximately 60 participants. If inclement weather, event will be in McK?

Noon-5 p.m. | The Dark Show, an exhibit of works by student in the SRU art department. Martha Gault Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:10 p.m. Mindfulness Meditation. Each Friday. 225 Patterson.

3 p.m. | Gloria Rolando, award-winning Cuban filmmaker, screens her film ``Raices de mi Corazon/Roots of my Heart,'' followed by discussion. 111 Spotts.

7 p.m. | SRU volleyball hosts Seton Hill. Morrow Field House. Live broadcast: www.rockathletics.com/watch .

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Deliver Us from Evil.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

Nov. 1

8 a.m. | University Police are offering a two-session Rape Aggression Defense program (self defense class for women) with registration. Class 1 offered Nov. 4 and Nov. 11; class 2 will be offered 8 a.m. to noon, today, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Sign up is available at: www.sru.edu/police , then click ``Crime Prevention.'' Applications may be dropped at the SRU Police Station or sent through campus mail.

8:30 a.m. | Saturday Showcase for potential new students and their parents. Smith Student Center.

1 p.m. | SRU football hosts Edinboro. 125th Anniversary celebration. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. Live broadcast: www.rockathletics.com/watch .

2 p.m. | SRU volleyball hosts California. Morrow Field House.

4 p.m. | Registration deadline for Nov. 8 Dodge for Pays Tournament. Proceeds to the Butler Humane Society. ARC.

6 p.m. | SRU field hockey hosts Mercyhurst. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. Live broadcast: www.rockathletics.com/watch .

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Deliver Us from Evil.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

Nov. 2

7 p.m. | Internations Week: International Sports Night. Morrow Field House.

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Deliver Us from Evil.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

Nov 3.

8 a.m. | Winter Session 2014 and Spring Semester 2015 registration opens.

Noon to 5 p.m. | ``Experiment,'' an international collaborative exhibit, offering art by students at SRU and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. Continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Nov. 21. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

4 p.m. | Deadline faculty, staff, or undergraduate or graduate student in any major or program at Slippery Rock University to apply for up to $20,000 in funds to support sustainable-progressive projects, educational programs, and activities. Undergraduate or graduate student projects must be conducted in collaboration with a faculty or staff mentor. The Request for Proposals is available at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx .

4 p.m. | Winter break contract deadline to apply for the Faculty Incentive Program for Grant Writing program that provides an opportunity for tenure or tenure-track faculty members to apply for compensation during the summer or winter breaks for developing and writing a competitive grant proposal for a large research grant or sponsored program.Requests can be made for a one-week or two-week contract, depending on the complexity of the proposal. The grant proposal must be a minimum of $100,000 in direct costs requested from the sponsor. The Request for Proposals is available at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx .

4:45 p.m. | Faculty/Staff Zumba. 225 Patterson.

8 p.m. | Internations Week: International Fashion Show. Smith Student Center.

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

Nov. 4

7 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Pennsylvania polling stations open. Vote in person.

8:30 a.m. | Recognizing and Reporting Sexual Misconduct, Cleary Crimes and Child Abuse Training. Pre-registration suggested. 315 Smith Student Center.

11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Empty Bowls lunch and dinner to aid the Feed My Sheep Food Cupboard. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.' dinner 4-6 p.m. Meal includes soup, bread and beverage and a one-of-a-kind, hand made ceramic bowl to take home as a reminder of world hunger issues. Donation: $5. Smith Student Center

Noon to 5 p.m. | ``Experiment,'' an international collaborative exhibit, offering art by students at SRU and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. Continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Nov. 21. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30 p.m. | Kiley Cauvel, director of advertising and creative services for the Pittsburgh Pirates, lectures on behalf of the SRU chapter of the American Marketing Association. 142 ATS.

12:30 p.m. | Internations Week: International Showcase and Coffeehouse. 004 Spotts.

4:45 p.m. | Yoga for faculty and staff. 225 Patterson.

5 p.m. | University Police are offering a two-session Rape Aggression Defense program (self defense class for women) with registration. Class 1 offered today and Nov. 11; class 2 will be offered 8 a.m. to noon, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Sign up is available at: www.sru.edu/police , then click ``Crime Prevention.'' Applications may be dropped at the SRU Police Station or sent through campus mail.

ON THE HORIZON

Nov. 5

6:30 a.m. | Cycler-Aerobics. Morrow Field House.

Noon to 5 p.m. | ``Experiment,'' an international collaborative exhibit, offering art by students at SRU and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. Continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Nov. 21. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

3 p.m. | Recognizing and Reporting Sexual Misconduct, Cleary Crimes and Child Abuse Training. Pre-registration suggested. 315 Smith Student Center.

5 p.m. | Extended hours for Office of Academic Records and Summer School to help students with winter session and spring semester registration. (Also, Nov. 13) 107 Old Main.

8 p.m. | Planetarium Show. Vincent Science Center.

8 p.m. | Internations Week: Day of the Dead showcase. ATS Auditorium.

Nov. 6

8:30-10:30 a.m. | Commuter Breakfast - free breakfast for students commuting from their permanent home address. Smith Student Center, Quaker Steak.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Native American Celebration Day. Singing, dancing, crafts, games, storytelling, panels and discussion. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

Noon to 5 p.m. | ``Experiment,'' an international collaborative exhibit, offering art by students at SRU and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. Continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Nov. 21. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

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

12:30 p.m. | Student Health Advisory Board meeting with focus on nutrition. 323 Smith Student Center.

12:30 p.m. | Internations Week: Round Table Discussion. 116 Vincent.

4:45 p.m. | Tai Chi. 225 Patterson.

7 p.m. | SRU Potters Guild hosts free open studio for all to learn use of potter's wheel and clay sculpting each Thursday. Materials and tools provided. Ceramics Studio.

7 p.m. | WSRU-FM and The Keystone Kids present ``About Class Tomorrow Pop/Punk Showcase.'' Tickets $5 from the Smith Student Center Information Desk. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

Nov. 7

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Hearing Board Training offered by the Office of Student Conduct.

SRU's Office of Student Conduct will offer two different trainings for those interested in serving on SRU hearing boards. The 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., ``General Hearing Board Training'' is for all faculty, staff and students interested in serving on a hearing board. The 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ``Training for Cases Involving Victims'' sessions are for those interested in serving on boards involving victims. Training is required to serve on any of the boards. The general session is recommended prior to the victim session. Pre-registration is required at: https://sruenrollment.wufoo.com/forms/university-hearing-board-training-registration/ . Details: 724.738.2507. 319 Smith Student Center.

Noon to 5 p.m. | ``Experiment,'' an international collaborative exhibit, offering art by students at SRU and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. Continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Nov. 21. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:10 p.m. Mindfulness Meditation. Each Friday. 225 Patterson.

7 p.m. | SRU volleyball hosts Clarion. Morrow Field House. Live broadcast: www.rockathletics.com/watch .

Nov. 8

8 a.m. | University Police are offering a two-session Rape Aggression Defense program (self defense class for women) with registration. Class 1 offered Nov. 11; class 2 will be offered 8 a.m. to noon, today, and Nov. 15. Sign up is available at: www.sru.edu/police , then click ``Crime Prevention.'' Applications may be dropped at the SRU Police Station or sent through campus mail.

9 a.m. | Saturday Group Admission Presentation for prospective students and their parents. Reservations required: www.sru.edu/visittherock .

1-4 p.m. | Dodge for Paws Tournament. Proceeds to the Butler Humane Society. Sponsored by SRU's Rock Productions. ARC.

2 p.m. | SRU volleyball hosts Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Morrow Field House. Live broadcast: www.rockathletics.com/watch .

7 p.m. | SRU's 40th Annual International Dinner. Food and entertainment from around the world. Tickets on sale at the Smith Student Center Information Desk. General public, $25; SRU students, $15; children under age 12, $10. Smith Student Center.

Nov. 9

11:15 a.m. | Bus boards at Alumni House Parking Lot for trip to Butler Institute of American Art and SRU Concert Choir performance ``Songs of Americana.'' The Butler Institute is a foremost museum gallery of American masters. Trip with transportation, $30; without transportation, $15. Birthday cake reception planned. Call 724.738.2018 for reservations.

7 p.m. | SRU Concert Choir, directed by Stephen Barr, assistant professor of music, performs ``Songs of Americana.'' Suggested donation: $5, general public: $3, SRU student. Swope.

Nov. 10:

4:45 p.m. | Faculty/Staff Zumba. Free each Monday. 225 Patterson.

Nov. 11

12:30 p.m. | Keeping up with Web 2.0 Tools, teaching conversation. Sponsored by Center for Teaching and Learning. RSVP, 724.738.4637. 104 Weisenfluh.

4:45 p.m. | Yoga for faculty and staff. 225 Patterson.

5 p.m. | Rape Aggressive Defense (RAD, basic self defense for women) Class 1. Sign up is available at: www.sru.edu/police , then click ``Crime Prevention.'' Applications may be dropped at the SRU Police Station or sent through campus mail. 206 University Union.

5-7 p.m.| SRU History Series: ``Shell Shock: Trenches and Trench Poets'' sponsored by the English and history department. Documentary film, discussion and poetry about the trauma of the Western Front. 111 Spots Auditorium.

Nov. 12

6:30 a.m. | Cycler-Aerobics. Morrow Field House.

8 p.m. | Planetarium Show. (Each Wednesday) Vincent Science Center.

8 p.m. | UPB and SRU Student Veterans Association: Luttrell Lecture. Details his work in SEAL training and what it takes to join the American elite fighting force. His story is the basis for the 2013 film ``Lone Survivor.'' Tickets available from the Smith Student Center Information Desk. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

Nov. 13

12:30 p.m. | Provost/Department Chair Forum. Alumni House.

4:45 p.m. | Tai chi. 225 Patterson.

5 p.m. | Extended hours for Office of Academic Records and Summer School to help students with winter session and spring semester registration. 107 Old Main.

7 p.m. | SRU Potters Guild hosts free open studio for all to learn use of potter's wheel and clay sculpting each Thursday. Materials and tools provided. Ceramics Studio.

Nov. 14

12:10 p.m. Mindfulness Meditation. Each Friday. 225 Patterson.

3 p.m. | Theatre major auditions and interviews. Details: Becky Lindey, clerk typist in theatre, 724.738.2474.

5:30 p.m. | SRU women's basketball hosts Salem International. Morrow Field House. Live broadcast: www.rockathletics.com/watch .

7:30 p.m. | Charles Dickens' ``A Christmas Carol,'' directed by David Skeele, SRU theatre professor Additional performances 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-20, and 2 p.m., Nov. 16. Tickets from the Smith Student Center Information Desk or at the door. University Union.

Nov. 15

8 a.m. to noon | University Police are offering final Class 2 of the two-session Rape Aggression Defense program (self defense class for women). Sign up is available at: www.sru.edu/police , then click ``Crime Prevention.'' Applications may be dropped at the SRU Police Station or sent through campus mail.

9 a.m. | Saturday Group Admission Presentation for prospective students and their parents. Walking tour follows. Reservation required: www.sru.edu./visittherock . Alumni House.

1 p.m. | SRU football hosts Cheyney. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

Nov. 16

2 and 7:30 p.m. | Charles Dickens' ``A Christmas Carol,'' directed by David Skeele, SRU theatre professor Additional performances 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-20. Tickets from the Smith Student Center Information Desk or at the door. University Union.

Nov. 17

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Graduation Celebration. SGA Bookstore hosts event for those participating in the December commencement. Purchase caps and gowns, order announcement, class rings and pick up guest tickets for the event. Smith Student Center.

4:45 p.m. | Faculty/Staff Zumba. 225 Patterson.

7:30 p.m. | Charles Dickens' ``A Christmas Carol,'' directed by David Skeele, SRU theatre professor Additional performances 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-20, and 2 p.m., Nov. 16. Tickets from the Smith Student Center Information Desk or at the door. University Union.

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

Nov. 18

4:45 p.m. | Yoga for faculty and staff. 225 Patterson.

5 p.m. | Compass Level 3 Summit. Questions: 724.738.2092. 321 Smith Student Center.

6:30 p.m. | ROCK's Got Talent, featuring beatboxer, unicyclist, contortionist, musicians,

from Rock Cheer, singers, dancers, members of Jam Rock, comedians and others. Free. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

7:30 p.m. | Charles Dickens' ``A Christmas Carol,'' directed by David Skeele, SRU theatre professor Additional performances 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-20, and 2 p.m., Nov. 16. Tickets from the Smith Student Center Information Desk or at the door. University Union.

ONGOING:

SRU's information and administrative technology services department will be migrating all staff/faculty mailboxes to the new email system over the next few weeks. Click here for details: http://www.sru.edu/academics/iats/Pages/EmailMigration.aspx .

Faculty, staff, or undergraduate and graduate students in any major or program at Slippery Rock University are invited to apply for up to $20,000 in funds to support sustainable-progressive projects, educational programs, and activities. Undergraduate or graduate student projects must be conducted in collaboration with a faculty or staff mentor.The deadline to apply is 4 p.m., Nov. 3. The Request for Proposals is available at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx .

The Faculty Incentive Program for Grant Writing program provides an opportunity for tenure or tenure-track faculty members to apply for compensation during the summer or winter breaks for developing and writing a competitive grant proposal for a large research grant or sponsored program.Requests can be made for a one-week or two-week contract, depending on the complexity of the proposal. The grant proposal must be a minimum of $100,000 in direct costs requested from the sponsor. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m., Nov. 3 to be considered for a winter break contract. The Request for Proposals is available at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx .

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.''

SRU's University Police offer an ``SRU Tip Line'' to report crimes, suspicious activity or for providing general information from witnesses or details shared by others. The SRU Tip Line can be reached at: 724.738.2778. The tip line is designed to keep the caller anonymous if he or she so chooses. The tip line only accepts incoming messages and is checked daily. The line should not be used to report crimes in progress, suspicious activity, or situations needing immediate attention. Call University Police at 724.738.3333 (or Ext 3333 on campus) to report any crime in progress, suspicious activity, or a situation needing immediate attention. The SRU University Police Department is staffed 24/7/365. The Tip Line number appears daily near the bottom of the Top of The Rock report. 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 .

University Newsroom: http://www.sru.edu/PublicRelations/Pages/UniversityPublicRelations.aspx

rockpride online: http://rockpride.sru.edu

SRU Crime Information Tip line: 724.738.2SRU (724.738.2778)