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SPOTLIGHT

A daily summary of activities at Slippery Rock University
Friday, Mar. 27

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TODAY

March 26

8:30 a.m. | Diversity and Inclusion: Keynote speaker Chris Heeter, award-winning speaker and business owner featured on Discovery Channel's ``National Geographic Today.'' Presentation for all managers, 8:30 a.m.; Keynote campus address, 12:30 p.m.; and Leadership workshop with student leaders, 5 p.m., Smith Student Center Ballroom.

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 April 3 (extended). Martha Gault Gallery.

12:15 p.m. | SRU Founders Day Celebration. Hosted by SRU Green and White Society. Smith Student Center Commuter Lounge.

12:30 p.m.| Women's History Month Event: ``50 Shades of Complicated.'' Discussion. Smith Student Center Theater.

12:30 p.m. | SRU Winter Guard presents a performance of its award-winning show. Morrow Field House.

6 p.m. | SRU History Series on WW I: ``The Armenian Genocide: Origins, Nature and Consequences,'' led by Steve Usitalo, associate professor of history at Northern State University. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

6 p.m. | Slow Foods, sit down meal with everyone bringing a dish to share along with personal table service. Dinner's theme is ``Coffee as an Ingredient.'' Students and community welcome. 165 Elm St.

7 p.m. | Diversity and Inclusion: Creating Community Collaborations through the Trilogy of Respect, Understanding and Acceptance.'' Smith Student Center Theater.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Voting continues through 11:59 p.m., March 27, for the Elite Eight round of the State System of Higher Education Mascot Madness competition. Slippery Rock University's Rocky crushed Edinboro in the opening Sweet 16 round and now faces off against the Clarion Eagle. Let's chip its wings. Vote at: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/cuvsru . Be sure to tweet your family and friends at #mascotmadness to spread the word.

The PASSHE portal andaccess to eTime and Employee Self Service will be down starting atnoon, March 27. The system is expected to return to service by noon, March 28.

Faculty Textbook Orders are due to the SGA Bookstore in the Smith Student Center by April 1. Submitting adoptions on time allows the bookstore to find the best options for course materials and ensures compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Contact: Laurie Hawkins, course material/textbook buyer, at 724.738.2743.

Faculty needing to rent regalia for the April 18 Academic Honors and Leadership Convocation should contactthe SGA Bookstore by April 10. The regalia may be retained for the May 9 commencement ceremony. Call 724.738.2104. SGA Bookstore, Smith Student Center.

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 uptate all federal income tax information when final figures are available. To apply visit: www.fafsa.ed.gov .

John Moore, facilitator for President Cheryl J. Norton's Triennial Evaluation, invites campus community members to submit written comments to the facilitator about the president's performance. Individuals are assured all comments will remain confidential. All letters sent directly to the facilitator must identify the writer. Anonymous communications will not be taken into consideration. Letters may be addressed directly to Dr. John Moore, 1636 Lancashire Drive, Venice, FL 34293.Written comments will be accepted through March 30.

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. 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

March 27

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. Continues through April 3 (extended). Martha Gault Gallery.

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

1 p.m. | SRU baseball hosts California University of Pennsylvania. Jack Critchfield Park. (Doubleheader)

4:30 p.m. | President's International Professional Development Grant Applications due. Applications available from the Office of Global Engagement, up to five, $1,000 grants will be awarded. 004 Spotts.

3 p.m. | SRU lacrosse hosts West Chester. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

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

5 p.m. | Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator ``Rock The Boat'' application deadline. 315 Eisenberg.

7:30 p.m. | SRU Performing Arts Series: Cherish the Ladies, Irish music and dance. Tickets available from 724.738.2018. University Union.

March 28

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. | Tickets available for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Trip to Cleveland. Tickets, $10, include transportation and museum admission, available from the Smith Student Center Information Desk.

3 p.m. | SRU lacrosse hosts Shippensburg. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Into the Woods.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

March 29

All day | CAEP board of examiners visit SRU for on-site review through March 31. Smith Student Center.

1 p.m. | Mr. and Ms. SRU Bodybuilding and Fitness Show. Pre-judging session 10 a.m. ($3 admission). Full show, 2 p.m. (Tickets, $8, SRU students; $10, general public, at the door.) ARC.

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

4 p.m. | SRU music department presents ``Celebration of Sound,'' with current and past SRU music family members. Music students scholarship recipients recognized. University Union.

6 p.m. | Veterans Entrepreneurial Resource Fair sponsored by Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator. Open to all veterans interested in starting their own business. Smith Student Center.

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

March 30

All day | CAEP board of examiners visit SRU for on-site review through March 31. Smith Student Center.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Images of U.S. Women Exhibit. SRU Gender Studies hosts art exhibit in conjunction with the Martha Gault Art Gallery and Know Art Project. Reception 5 p.m. Show continues through April 1. Smith Student Center Theater.

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 April 3 (extended). Martha Gault Gallery.

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

All day | Application proposals for Spring Break, Summer Classes and Winter Session 2016 Global Engagement Course programs. Details at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/globalengagement/Pages/OverseasTeachingOpportunities.aspx . Spring and summer Overseas Teaching Opportunities deadline, 4 p.m., April 17; 4 p.m., Dec. 4, for winter session programs.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Images of U.S. Women Exhibit. SRU Gender Studies hosts art exhibit in conjunction with the Martha Gault Art Gallery and Know Art Project. Show continues through April 1. Smith Student Center Theater.

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 April 3 (extended). Martha Gault Gallery.

2 p.m. | SRU baseball hosts Walsh University. Jack Critchfield Park. (Doubleheader)

2 p.m. Performance Box, Making Metaphors. SRU Gender Studies Program presents political artist Travia La Follette in a workshop on communication and symbolism in a cultural contest. 321 Smith Student Center.

2:30 p.m. | SRU softball hosts Gannon. SRU Softball Complex. (Doubleheader)

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

5 p.m. | Compass Level 3 Summit for students interested in exploring their personal leadership skills and development potential as a student leader on campus. Completion of Level 1 and 2 required as prerequisite. 321 Smith Student Center.

7:30 p.m. | SRU Concert Band performs under the direction of James Berry, assistant professor of music. Suggested donation, $5, general public; $3, students. Swope.

April 1

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

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Final day for Images of U.S. Women Exhibit. SRU Gender Studies hosts art exhibit in conjunction with the Martha Gault Art Gallery and Know Art Project. Smith Student Center Theater.

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 April 3 (extended). Martha Gault Gallery.

4 p.m. | Deadline for application for the 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.Application: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx . Details: SRU Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs Office, 724.738.2045.

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

ON THE HORIZON

April 2

All day | Autism Awareness Workshop and Conference. Maureen Ziegler, autism educator and intervention specialist at the Autism Education Center at Grand Valley University, is the keynote speaker. The SRU College of Education and the College of Health, Environment and Science are sponsoring the conference. Smith Student Center.

All day | SRU men and women's outdoor track meet.

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.| AVI-hosted Commuter Breakfast. Outside Quaker Steak & Lube. 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 April 3 (extended). Martha Gault Gallery.

12:30 p.m. | Brown Bag Ask-The Provost. 103 Weisenfluh.

4:30 p.m. | GRE Strategy Session to help students and staff headed to graduate school. Hosted by Phi Kappa Phi and The Princeton Review. 323 Smith Student Center.

April 3

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

1 p.m. | SRU baseball hosts Gannon. Jack Critchfield Park. (Doubleheader)

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: Double Feature: ``The Lorax'' and ``Wall-E.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

TBA | Compass Level 3 Presentation Meeting. Schedule with Leslie Somerset, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership graduate assistant. 234 Smith Student Center.

4 p.m. | SGA Election Candidacy Notifications via email.

April 4

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Brownie Girl Scout Science Day. SRU student chapter of National Science Teachers Association hosts annual event with 14 science stations. Brownie Scouts can earn three science badges. McKay.

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

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: Double Feature: ``The Lorax'' and ``Wall-E.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

April 5

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: Doubleheader: ``The Lorax'' and ``Wall-E.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

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

April 6

12:01 a.m. | SGA Election campaigning begins.

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

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

April 7

All day | Summer and fall registration.

12:30 p.m. | SGA Election, Presidential Candidate Debate. 321 Smith Student Center.

12:30 p.m. | A Necessary Movement: Open Forum Discussion for all female students. 249 Smith Student Center.

12:30 p.m. | High Impact Practices: Global Learning Practices. Center for Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with APSCUF, invites faculty to a series of professional development events on the six areas of High Impact Practice. George Brown, professor of political science, will lead the discussion. 103 Vincent Science Center.

4 p.m. | SRU Annual Holocaust Remembrance 2015. Arlette Levy Banker, a Holocaust survivor, will share her personal story in ``A French Child of the Holocaust.'' Free. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

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

7 p.m. | Fearless Female Feature Film Series: ``Miss Representation.'' Smith Student Center Theater.

April 8

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

12:15 p.m. |APSCUF-SRU ``Meet and Greet'' rally for full restoration of state funding for PASSHE. State elected officials invited to speak. SGA Gazebo.

12:30 p.m. | Drop in Social for non-traditional commuter, transfer and graduate students. Hosted by SRU Women's Center. 249 Smith Student Center.

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

3:30 p.m. | SRU tennis hosts California University of Pennsylvania. SRU tennis courts.

April 10

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Wellness Expo. Wellness information and screenings. ARC.

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

2:30 p.m. | SRU softball hosts California University of Pa. SRU Softball Complex.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

6-8 p.m. | Unplugged: Open Mic Night. Starbucks, 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 .

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.''

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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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.