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SPOTLIGHT

A daily summary of activities at Slippery Rock University
Saturday, Oct. 25

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SRU Crime Information Tip line: 724.738.2SRU (724.738.2778)

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TODAY

Oct. 24

8 a.m. | General public tickets go on sale for UPB and Student Veterans of America sponsored Nov. 12 Marcus Luttrell lecture. The 2013 film ``Lone Survivor'' is based on his story. Students may buy up to two, $3 tickets; general public may buy up to two tickets, $6. Smith Student Center Information Desk.

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

4-7 p.m. | Spooky Stories: Halloween Meets History. Interactive storytelling, historical re-enactments and paranormal investigations. Costume contest for children age 10 and under. Old Stone House.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie Series: ``Guardians of the Galaxy.'' Free. Smith Student Center.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thirty-one SRU employees have pledged $9,871 toward the University's $20,398.61 goal in the 2014 State Employees Combined Appeal. The campaign is the commonwealth's annual combined charitable giving campaign where employees can donate to participating non-profit charities. SRU has set an Oct. 31 deadline. Donations may be made via check donations or payroll deductions with signup at: http://www.sru.edu/financeandadministrativeaffairs/hr/Pages/HumanResources.aspx . Questions: Pam Miller, management technician in the Office of Human Resources and SECA coordinator, at 724.738.2205.

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 .

The PEBTF had meetings this week in Butler where employees were able to ask questions, and check for network providers. For those who could not attend there will be additional on-campus meetings at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 23, and 9 a.m., Oct. 24, in 320 Smith Student Center. The plan representatives will not be on site for these two sessions. There is no need to pre-register for any of the open enrollment meetings.

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

NEXT SEVEN DAYS

Oct. 25

8:30 a.m. | Saturday Showcase for prospective students and their parents. Reservations required: www.sru.edu/visittherock . Smith Student Center.

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

8 p.m. | SGA Movie Series: ``Guardians of the Galaxy.'' Free. Smith Student Center.

Oct. 26

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie Series: ``Guardians of the Galaxy.'' Free. Smith Student Center.

Oct. 27

2 p.m. | The Americans with Disabilities Act: What Every Supervisor Needs to Know. 304 Old Main.

4:45 p.m. | Faculty and staff zumba. 225 Patterson.

7 p.m. | Showing of ``Ghostbusters'' (30 anniversary) sponsored by CSIL. Admission is five non-perishable food items, or $3. Proceeds benefit local food banks. Prize awarded to ``Best Ghost'' costume. Smith Student Center.

Oct. 28

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Be the Match, a program sponsored by the SRU Athletic Training Association, for those ages 18-44 seeking to help those with blood cancer find a bone marrow match. Smith Student Center.

4:30 p.m. | Nancy Koutris, APSCUF director of membership services, hosts a question and answer session related to the UPMC/Highmark situation and the special open enrollment running Oct. 20-Nov. 7. Open to all SRU employee enrolled in the PASSHE healthcare program. 111 Spotts.

4:45 p.m. | Yoga class. 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, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11; class 2 will be offered 8 a.m. to noon, Nov. 1, 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.

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

7:30 p.m. | RockCatholic organization hosts Taize Prayer, evening of music and meditative prayer in the style of Taize. A brief history of Taize will be presented. Smith Student Center.

ON THE HORIZON

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.

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.

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

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.

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

12:30 | Gloria Rolando, award-winning Cuban filmmaker, discusses her film trilogy ``Breaking the Silence/Voces para un Silencio.'' (See film screening, 7 p.m.) 142 ATS.

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

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

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.

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 McKay at 11:15 a.m.)

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

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.

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

Nov. 4

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Pays Tournament. Proceeds to the Butler Humane Society. 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.

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. 16-10, 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)