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SPOTLIGHT

A daily summary of activities at Slippery Rock University
Saturday, May. 23

University Calendar: http://calendar.sru.edu
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)

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TODAY - through early June

May 8

All day | Today is the final day for Open enrollment for employees. The following employees may enroll or change their medical coverage: Coaches (non-faculty APSCUF); faculty (APSCUF); managers; nurses (OPEIU); and security and police (SPFPA). If you want to remain in the same medical plan and have no changes for dependents, you do not need to do anything. Unless you experience a qualifying life event, now is the only opportunity to enroll, change or drop your medical plan. All open enrollment elections or changes should be made through Employee Self Service.

All day |Rock Catholic Center continues 24-hour quiet study. Rooms available for groups. Free refreshments. Corner of Maltby and Normal avenues.

6:30 a.m. | Final Top of The Rock report for semester.

8 a.m. | Final Exam Week.

9:45 a.m. |The search committee for the assistant director of residential education position invites the SRU community to attend each candidate's open session. Sessions are at the same time May 11 and May 13. The assistant director supervises the operation of two, 350-student residence halls. Resumes will be available at the sessions. Watson Hall Great Room.

10 a.m. | Rotaract at SRU hosts a ``Dump-n-Run'' pick up of unwanted items, including furniture for donation to those in need. Pick up times: 10-11 a.m., Campus Side apartments; 11 a.m. to noon, Pine Glenn; 1-1:30 p.m., Colonies; 1:30-2 p.m., Gardens; 2-3 p.m., Martha Rose, Thunderbird, Center and Vincent streets. Or call 724.679.1487 to arrange pick up at other locations.

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.

5 p.m. | Bailey Library ends 24-hour study hours.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SRU's Facilities and Planning will perform maintenance on the lower campus high voltage system May 16. The 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., outage will affect Spotts, Physical Therapy Building, Vincent Science, Smith Student Center and Boozel Dining Hall. For additional information, call Scott Albert, assistant vice president for facilities and planning, at 724.378.4342.

Volunteers, individuals or clubs and organizations, are needed for the annual fall semester WOW - Weekend of Welcome - Aug 20-21 to help new students move into campus residence halls. Volunteers are needed to provide information, help direct traffic, answer questions as well as move in student possessions. Volunteers receive a free WOW T-shirt. WOW volunteer students are permitted to move in to the residence halls early. More information and forms to provide specific dates and times are available at: www.sru.edu/wow .

All faculty, staff and students are asked to provide a list of their keys with the word ``Best'' engraved on them to facilities and planning by May 22. The list should be emailed to key.audit@sru.edu . Those with University keys no longer in use (Best or other) are asked to send them in a sealed envelope to T.J. Campbell, University lock smith in facilities and planning, by the same date. Please note the owner and the lock the key opens, if known.

The search committee for the assistant director of residential education position invites the SRU community to attend each candidate's 9:45-10:45 a.m. open session as follows: today and May 11 and May 13. The assistant director supervises the operation of two, 350-student residence halls. Resumes will be available at the sessions. Watson Hall Great Room.

Slippery Rock University has selected PNC Bank as its new banking services partner, a move that will allow an integrated system of banking services and options and includes provisions for new ID cards and discontinuance of the Rock Dollar Program. Those with remaining Rock Dollar balances accounts are urged to use those funds before June 30. Entering SRU students are already receiving the new ID cards at orientation. The cards include a background selected by students. Additional information regarding the new, free cards for all others at SRU will be available over the summer. PNC will also provide additional information regarding its array of services.

Offices and departments with any changes or updates for the 2015-16 SRU Campus Phone Directory need to submit them via email to phonebook@sru.edu by June 1.

NEXT SEVEN DAYS

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.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Graduation Reception. Morning graduation attends after commencement; afternoon graduates, before ceremony. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

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

8 a.m.| SRU begins summer hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a half-hour lunch. Summer hours are in effect through Aug. 21. The University will also observe ``business casual dress'' during this same time period. For additional information call the Office of Human Resources at 724.738.2070.

9:45 a.m. | The search committee for the assistant director of residential education position invites the SRU community to attend each candidate's open session. The final candidate is May 13. The assistant director supervises the operation of two, 350-student residence halls. Resumes will be available at the sessions. Watson Hall Great Room.

May 12

3 p.m. | Final grades due.

May 13

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

9:45 a.m. |The search committee for the assistant director of residential education position invites the SRU community to attend the final candidate's open session. The assistant director supervises the operation of two, 350-student residence halls. Resumes will be available at the sessions. Watson Hall Great Room.

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 THE HORIZON

May 23

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Historic Western Pennsylvania Foodways: Early American Cooking Classes. Tavern chefs Bill McGary and Stan Malecki offer hands-on cooking class, including the new bake oven. Registration, $35, available at: http://oldstonehousepa.org/tasteofhistory/ . Old Stone House.

May 25

All day | Memorial Day. University closed. No day or evening classes.

May 26

8 a.m. | Classes resume.

May 29

11:59 p.m. | Pre-session ends.

June 1

8 a.m. | Session I and Summer Term Begin.

June 2

Noon | Pre-session grades due.

June 15

4 p.m. | Deadline to register for an internship.

June 16

8 a.m. | Freshman Orientation (Also June 19, June 23, June 26) Smith Student Center.

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.

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 .

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.