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SPOTLIGHT

A daily summary of activities at Slippery Rock University
Thursday, Feb. 26

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TODAY

Feb. 26

10:30 a.m. | SEAP for Supervisors. Details about Pennsylvania's SEAP. Call SRU Office of Human Resources at 724.738.2070 to register. Leadership Development Center.

Noon to 5 p.m. | Final day for Nu Ceramics: An Invitational Exhibition of the Next Generation of Ceramics Artists. Work curated by Chuck Purviance, this year's Brockway [Pa.] Center Art and Technology resident artist. Martha Gault Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30 p.m. | Love Your Body Fair, part of National Disorders Eating Awareness Week. Information and opportunities for celebrating total wellness, encompassing mind, body and spirit. Smith Student Center Commuter Lounge.

12:30 p.m. | High Impact Practices: Diverse Practices presentation. Chris Cubero, associate professor in the SRU Counseling Center, will be the speaker. 322 Smith Student Center.

12:30 p.m. | Rock the Boat information meeting hosted by SRU's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator in anticipation of the sixth annual Rock the Boat Elevator Pitch Competition. 317 Eisenberg Classroom Building.

5 p.m. | Compass Level 2 Summit. Information: Lesli Somerset, CSIL graduate assistant, 724.738.2092. 321 Smith Student Center.

6 p.m. | Slow Foods: Bring a dish to share, own plate and silverware. Theme is ``Crockpot Dishes.'' Open to students and community. Sponsored by SRU's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator. Slippery Rock Alliance Church, 530 Kiester Road.

6:30 p.m. | Black History Month Event: Ebony Ball. Sponsored by Black Action Society to close the month's activities. Event includes dinner and entertainment. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The SRU fall semester dean's and graduate lists are now avialble at

http://www.sru.edu/PublicRelations/newsInfo/Pages/Fall2014Lists.aspx . A link to the site has been emailed to every daily and weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania. Newspapers may select to carry the information at will.

Effective immediately, any use of SRU's Pre-Sort Permit #162 should state ``PITTSBURGH, PA'' as the mailing city, rather than ``NEW CASTLE, PA.'' This applies to all mail types, including non-profit, standard and first class. As part of Postal Service restructuring, some New Castle Post Office's pre-sort acceptance capabilities have been reassigned. The change allows SRU to take full advantage of available postal discounts. Information: Dan Snyder, printing services manager, at 724.738.2202. For the postal indicias, contact Sandra Busch, graphic communication director, at 724.738.4827.

Applications for the President's International Professional Development Grant are available through the Office for Global Engagement. For 2015, up to five, $1,000 awards will be made, and both faculty and professional staff are eligible to apply.Details and application materials are at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/globalengagement/Pages/ApplicationforthePresident%27sInternationalProfessionalDevelopmentGrant.aspx The deadline is 4 p.m., March 27.

NEXT SEVEN DAYS

Feb. 27

12:05 p.m. | Meditation. Reduce stress. Be present in the moment. 225 Patterson.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``St. Vincent.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

4 p.m. | Deadline for article submissions for the 2015 Rock Research Expo, the SRU newsletter promoting SRU faculty and student research. Details: http://www.sru.edu/administration/academicaffairs/Expo/Pages/RockResearchExpo.aspx .

7:30 p.m. | SRU theatre department presents opening of ``Spring Harvest'' by T. S. Frank and directed by Laura Smiley, associate professor of theatre. Tickets from Smith Student Center Information Desk. Production at the University Union.

6-8 p.m. | Craft Corner. Join ``craft-of-the-week'' activities on the second floor every Friday and Sunday. Smith Student Center.

Feb. 28

All day | Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region IX Meeting. 500 budding scientists visit campus to explain their projects. Multiple campus buildings.

9:30 a.m. | Graduate Admission Open House. Register at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/enrollment/graduate/Pages/OpenHouse.aspx . Alumni House.

7 p.m. | SRU men's basketball hosts first-round PSAC Tournament game. Morrow Field House.

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``St. Vincent.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

March 1

2 and 7:30 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: SRU theatre department continues ``Spring Harvest'' by T. S. Frank and directed by Laura Smiley, associate professor of theatre. Tickets from Smith Student Center Information Desk. Production at the University Union.

3:30 p.m. | Greek Life: New member orientation. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``St. Vincent.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

6-8 p.m. | Craft Corner. Join ``craft-of-the-week'' activities on the second floor every Friday and Sunday. Smith Student Center.

7 p.m. | Flute Festival Concert. Swope.

March 2

Noon|SGA Election Packets available online for the annual SRSGA election at: srsga.org. Deadline for filing is 4 p.m., March 18.

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Martha Gault Gallery.

12:30 p.m. | American Sign Langauge Club offers basics of sign language. 318 Spotts.

4 p.m. | Application deadline for Student Scholarly, Creative, Entrepreneurial, Civic or Research Project Grants. Application: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx . Call 724.738.2045 for more information.

4 p.m. | Deadline for application for the Norton Undergraduate Research Scholarship. Open to sophomore or junior undergraduate students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Application: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx . Contact 724.738.2045 for more information.

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

7:30 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: SRU theatre department continues ``Spring Harvest'' by T. S. Frank and directed by Laura Smiley, associate professor of theatre. Tickets from Smith Student Center Information Desk. Production at the University Union.

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

March 3

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

12:30 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: Well-behaved Women Rarely Make History. Event to celebrate the accomplishments of women. Photo opportunity with cutouts of famous women in history. Smith Student Center Commuter Lounge.

12:30 p.m. |SRU History Series on World War I - ``We Were There Also: German Jews During the Great War.'' Brian Crim, associate professor of history at Lynchburg College and author of ``Anti-semitism in the German Military Community and Jewish Response, 1914-1938'' will lecture. 105 Vincent.

12:30 p.m. | SRU Potters Guild 2015 Student Mug Sale. Handmade ceramic mugs available for $10. Proceeds benefit SRU Potters Guild. More than 10 local artists have donated works for the event. Smith Student Center Lobby.

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

6 p.m. | ``Iron Jawed Angels'' film discussion sponsored by Student Union for Multicultural Affairs. ATSH Auditorium.

7:30 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: SRU theatre department continues ``Spring Harvest'' by T. S. Frank and directed by Laura Smiley, associate professor of theatre. Tickets from Smith Student Center Information Desk. Production at the University Union.

7:30 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: Death of the Diva, featuring comedian Amanda Seales. Event kicks off Women's History Month. Smith Student Center Theater.

March 4

6:30-7:15 a.m. | Cycle aerobics. Faculty/staff can earn 25 Healthy U points. Every Wednesday. Morrow Field House.

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

2 p.m. | Leadership Driven by Strengths. Workshop to identify natural talents and develop them into strengths. Reservations: 724.738.2070. Leadership Development Center.

7 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: Fearless Female Feature Film Series: ``The Help.'' 249 Smith Student Center.

7:30 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: SRU theatre department continues ``Spring Harvest'' by T. S. Frank and directed by Laura Smiley, associate professor of theatre. Tickets from Smith Student Center Information Desk. Production at the University Union.

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

ON THE HORIZON

March 5

8:30-10:30 a.m. | Commuter Breakfast. Outside Quaker Steak & Lube. Smith Student Center.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Pepsi/Frito Lay Food Show. Free samples. Rocky's. Smith Student Center.

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

12:30 p.m. | The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act: An Overview and Retention of Student Records workshop for faculty and staff. Leadership Development Center.

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

12:30 p.m. | SRU Potters Guild 2015 Student Mug Sale. Handmade ceramic mugs available for $10. Proceeds benefit SRU Potters Guild. More than 10 local artists have donated works for the event. Smith Student Center Lobby.

4-5 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: Drop-in Social for nontraditional, commuter, transfer and graduate students. Sponsored by SRU Women's Center. 249 Smith Student Center.

7:30 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: SRU theatre department concludes production of ``Spring Harvest'' by T. S. Frank and directed by Laura Smiley, associate professor of theatre. Tickets from Smith Student Center Information Desk. Production at the University Union.

March 6

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

Noon : Deadline Rising Star Award nominations. Program sponsored by AVI Food Systems and includes a star named in the recipient's honor. Event hosted by SGA. The awards honor SRU leadership amongst students, advisers and campus organizations for their outstanding work. Awards will be announced at 5 p.m., April 29. Nominations should be sent to the SGA Office, Smith Student Center.

12:05 p.m. | Meditation. Reduce stress. Be present in the moment. 225 Patterson.

4 p.m. | Deadline for applications for The Harrisburg InternshipSemester (T.H.I.S.), seeking interns who will work in a variety of governmental and non-governmental settings in Harrisburg, take an evening policy seminar at the Dixon Center and write an extended research paper as part of the program. Tuition is covered and each intern receives a $6,500 pre-tax stipend. Contact Sharon Sykora, SRU associate professor of political science and THIS campus coordinator, for more information.

5 p.m. | Clubs and Organizations Budget Deadline. Budgets arriving late will be subject to a 5 percent penalty. 235 Smith Student Center.

March 7

8 a.m. | Saturday classes (before spring break) meet as scheduled.

10 a.m. | SRU residence halls close for spring break.

March 8

All day | Spring break begins. Classes resume 8 a.m., March 16. University offices open weekdays.

March 9

All day | Spring break. No day or evening classes. University offices open.

March 10

All day | Spring break. No day or evening classes. University offices open.

March 11

All day | Spring break. No day or evening classes. University offices open.

9 a.m. | SAP/e Time Best Practices and Budgets/BI Best Practices. Session will address data entry, viewing and understanding leave accruals in SAP. 211 Carruth Rizza.

March 12

All day | Spring break. No day or evening classes. University offices open.

March 13

All day | Spring break. No day or evening classes.

March 14

All day | Spring break. No day or evening classes.

March 15

All day | Spring break. No day or evening classes.

10 a.m. | SRU residence halls reopen following spring break.

1 and 3 p.m. | SRU baseball hosts Mercyhurst. Jack Critchfield Park. (Doubleheader)

March 16

8 a.m. | Spring break ends. Classes resume 8 a.m.

Noon | Marjorie Stephenson Scholarship applications due. Bailey Library.

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

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

March 17

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

12:30 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: A Necessary Movement: Open Forum Discussion for all SRU female students. 249 Smith Student Center.

12:30 p.m. | American Sign Langauge Club offers basics of sign language. 318 Spotts.

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

5 p.m. | SRU lacrosse hosts Lake Erie College. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

March 18

6:30-715 a.m. | Cycle aerobics. Faculty/staff can earn 25 Healthy U points. Every Wednesday. Morrow Field House.

9 a.m. | 10 Tips for Web Security. Register at 724.738.2070. 007D Strain.

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

Noon | Mid-term grades due online.

4:30 p.m. | Deadline to register for 9:30 a.m., March 21, Physician Assistant Studies Open House. Event will introduce SRU's new master of science in physician assistant program. Register at www.sru.edu/openhouse . Event at 315 Smith Student Center.

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

7 p.m. | The Black Male Body and the Problem of White Perception. George Yancy, critical race studies professor and scholar at Duquesne University, presents. ATSH Auditorium.

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

March 19

10 a.m. | How to Find and Write Grants Workshop. Register at 724.738.2070. 211 Carruth Rizza Hall.

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

12:30 p.m. | Rock the Boat Elevator Pitch Competition information meeting hosted by SRU's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator. 317 Eisenberg.

4:30-8 p.m. | Chinese New Year. Boozel.

6 p.m. | Women's History Month Event: ``Girl Rising'' - film screening and discussion of the lives of girls in developing nations that overcame impossible odds. Smith Student Center Theater.

March 20

10:30 a.m. | Campus Violence, Part 2: Silent Storm: Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking. Participants to develop a mindset of awareness and learn to recognize behaviors of conern. Register at 724.738.2070. Leadership Development Center.

Noon to 5 p.m.| ACT NOW! Rally for the Cause - WWI and Today, an exhibition of student work inspired by original World War I posters. Exhibit continues noon to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 27. Martha Gault Gallery.

12:05 p.m. | Meditation. 225 Patterson.

1 p.m. | SRU baseball hsots Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Doubleheader. Jack Critchfield Park.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Annie.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

Changed | SGA candidates notified via email regarding candidacy validation for upcoming election will now be done at 4 p.m., April 3. Voting will be 9 a.m. April 15 to 4 p.m., April 22.

4:30 p.m. | Deadline for applications for the student seat on the SRU Council of Trustees. For details or to apply visit: http://www.sru.edu/president/trustees/Pages/studentapp.aspx .

March 21

9:30 a.m. | Physician Assistant Studies Open House. Introducing SRU's new master of science in physician assistant degree. Register by March 18 at www.sru.edu/openhouse .

315 Smith Student Center.

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

1 p.m. | SRU softball hosts Seton Hill. SRU Softball Complex. (Doubleheader)

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Annie.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

March 22

Noon | SRU tennis hosts Saginaw Valley. SRU tennis courts.

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Annie.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

6-8 p.m. | Craft Corner. Join ``craft-of-the-week'' activities on the second floor every Friday and Sunday. Smith Student Center.

ON GOING

USA
TODAY COLLEGE Collegiate Correspondent Program is seeking college student journalists interested in participating as a news, study abroad or visual correspondent. The program is seeking motivated reporters, from all majors, interested in bringing smart, engaging stories to USA
TODAY COLLEGE's audience. Applications are open through March 30 for the May 4-Aug. 21 program. For details visit: college.usatoday.com/correspondent .

SRU is hosting 24 Chinese students from Nanjing Universityfor the 12-week SRU-Nanjing University Hospitality/ESL Program.The program offers two, one-day home visits scheduled for March 15 and April 12. Faculty and staff interested in hosting two Nanjing students foreither or bothof the home visits are asked to contact Christine Glenn, instructor in hospitality, event management and tourism, at 724.738.4221.

Green Fund Advisory Board Grant Program. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students in any major or program at SRU 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 is 4 p.m., April 1. Application: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx . Details: SRU Grants , Research and Sponsored Programs Office, 724.738.2045.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in STEM: The purpose of this project is twofold: to nurture student researchers and to provide faculty members with paid student research assistants during the summer of 2015. Students selected for the program will receive up to 100 hours of student wages for completing research tasks assigned by the faculty supervisor. The SURE program is open to faculty members in the STEM disciplines and to undergraduate students. Deadline: 4 p.m., April 6; Application: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx . Details: SRU Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs Office, 724.738.2045.

The University's Inclement Weather Policy, including the Compressed Class Schedule, in the event of winter weather or other emergencies, is available at: http://www.sru.edu/PublicRelations/Pages/SRUAlerts.aspx . Regional radio and television stations will also be advised.

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)

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.