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SPOTLIGHT

A daily summary of activities at Slippery Rock University
Friday, Jan. 30

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TODAY

Jan 29

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30-2 p.m. | Walk The Rock registration (Formerly 10,000-Step Challenge.) A 12-week pedometer-based walking program which runs Feb. 2-April 26. Healthy U points are available for Highmark members. Free walking log, weekly emails and other incentives offered. Pedometers will be available, $10 (cash only). Patterson Hall Lobby.

6-8 p.m. | Slow Foods, connecting people with shared healthy meals, low-cost recipes and food education. Food theme is warm winter dishes, such as soups and warm drinks. Students and community welcome. SRU Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator, 165 Elm St.

The PASSHE Virtual Conference provides an opportunity to engage with education professionals from around the world - from the comfort of your office or home. From Feb. 9-20, 60, one-hour sessions will be delivered online. Topics range from Emerging Technologies to Organizational Best Practices to Mobile Learning and more. Registration for SRU faculty is free. The schedule is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PVC2015 . The link to the schedule and links to join the sessions will be posted on the home screen of D2L during the conference.

``White Out'' Mercyhurst T-shirts remain on sale ($5; $7 for XXL and larger) at the SGA Bookstore in the Smith Student Center for the Feb. 4 women's (6 p.m.) and men's (8 p.m.) basketball games.

Dell Computer has selected SRU as its ``Member of the Week'' through Jan. 30 and is offering a 17 percent discount on select purchases of computers and other electronic and accessory items, including TVs, printers, cameras, Bluetooth speakers, monitors and more.A special coupon is available at: business_mpp@dell.com and referencing SRU and using the member ID: US126411388. Responses may take up to 24 hours.

Abstracts for the 2015 SRU Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement may be submitted until 4 p.m., Feb. 17. The symposium will be in the Smith Student Center April 16. Submission instructions and application forms are available at: student.symposium@sru.edu or 724.738.4849.

NEXT SEVEN DAYS

Jan. 30

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

Noon to 2 and 4-5 p.m| Walk The Rock registration (Formerly 10,000-Step Challenge.) A 12-week pedometer-based walking program which runs Feb. 2-April 26. Healthy U points are available for Highmark members. Free walking log, weekly emails and other incentives offered. Pedometers will be available, $10 (cash only). Patterson Hall Lobby.

4 p.m. | Deadline for 2015 Syed Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence applications. File with student's college dean. Details on PASSHE homepage.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Dumb and Dumber To.'' 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.

Jan. 31

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Dumb and Dumber To.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

Feb. 1

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Dumb and Dumber To.'' 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.

Feb. 2

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30 p.m. |BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: SRU Black History Month Kick Off. This year's theme is ``Looking Back to Move Forward.'' Event to offer art forms, history games, videos and music. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

4:30 p.m. | Last day to add course with professor's approval.

4:45 p.m. | Faculty and Staff Zumba. No experience necessary. Free. Healthy U points (25) available. Meets every Monday. 225 Patterson.

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

Feb. 3

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30 p.m. | Brown Bag Ask-the-Provost with Brad Wilson, interim associate provost of transformational experiences. 103 Weisenfluh.

4:45 p.m. | Yoga for Faculty and Staff. Beginners welcome. Meets each Tuesday. 225 Patterson.

Midnight | Deadline to enter the Feb. 6 SRU Table Tennis Winter Classic hosted by the physical and health education department. Entry fee is $3 for campus and community in open singles, intermediate/beginner singles and open doubles. Send registration inquiries to: istvan.kovacs@sru.edu . Morrow Field House.

ON THE HORIZON

Feb. 4

9 a.m. | 10 Tips for Productivity with Microsoft Excel. Call SRU Human Resources Office at 724.738.2070 to register. 007 Strain.

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

1 p.m. | Workshop on incorporating physical activity in your lifestyle. Six-week program offering professional help and guidance will follow. Register at SRU Office of Human Resources, 724.738.2070. Leadership Development Center.

6 p.m. | SRU women's basketball hosts Mercyhurst. Morrow Field House. White Out Night.

7 p.m. | BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: SRU Women's Center presents ``Fearless Female Film Series: ``For Colored Girls.'' Women's Center, Smith Student Center.

8 p.m. | SRU men's basketball hosts Mercyhurst. Morrow Field House. White Out Night.

Feb. 5

8:30-10:30 a.m. | Commuter Breakfast, hosted outside Quaker Steak, Smith Student Center.

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

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

6 p.m. | Understanding Ferguson: Dismantling police brutality and Black on Black and Brown communities. The SRU chapter of the NAACP brins the Malcolm X. Grassroots Movement to present the ``Operation Ghetto Storm: #Every28Hours'' report that explains the 313 police homicides of people of color in 2013. Makungu Akinyela of Georgia State University and MXGM founder, will speak. Spotts Auditorium.

Feb. 6

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

5-10 p.m. | SRU Table Tennis Winter Classic Open Tournament hosted by SRU physical and health education department. (Entry deadline Feb. 3). Morrow Field House.

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

Feb. 7

2 and 6:30 p.m. | Moving.On.Impulse, presented by the SRU Dance Theatre. Concert showcases original choreography and performances by SRU dance majors and ``Plow Plant Reap,'' an original dance film created by guest artist Marta Renzi and shot in Butler County. Tickets, $8 for students, seniors and children; $12, general admission from the Smith Student Center Information Desk. Performance at Butler County Community College Succop Theater.

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``The Hunger Games Mockingjay'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

Feb. 8

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'' 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.

Feb. 9

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

4:45 p.m. | Faculty and Staff Zumba. No experience necessary. Free. Healthy U points (25) available. Meets every Monday. 225 Patterson.

5-7 p.m. | Compass Level 1 Summit. Contact Lesli Somerset, CSIL graduate assistant, to register.

7 p.m. | BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Presentation of the Disney film ``Remember the Titans,'' as a prelude to the 8 p.m., Feb. 11, address by Herman Boone, the coach portrayed in the film about racial issues in Alexandria, Va., in the 1970s. ATSC Auditorium.

Feb. 10

Noon to 5 p.m. | Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Show continues noon to 5 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 11. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

12:30 p.m. | Drop-in social for non-traditional, commuter, transfer and graduate students. Informal opportunity for women who find it difficult to connect with other students on campus. Meet the Women's Center staff. 249 Smith Student Center.

Feb. 11

9 a.m. |10 Tips for Productivity with Excel 2. Register through SRU Human Resources Office, 724.738.2070. 007 Strain Behavioral Science Building.

Noon to 5 p.m. | Final day for Magic Realism: The Work of Colorado Master Printmaker Charles Hardy. Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center.

Feb. 12

10 a.m. | Impactful Performance Evaluations. Training to review preparing for conducting performance evaluations. Register with the SRU Human Resources Office, 724.738.2070. Leadership Development Center.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | UPB Valentine's Day event. Create stuffed animals, enjoy chocolate dipping station. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

8 p.m. | UPB presents retired coach Herman Boone, best known from the Disney film ``Remember the Titans.'' Boone will discuss the racial tension in Alexandria, Va., when three schools were integrated in 1971 and the impact on the football team. Smith Student Center.

Feb. 13

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Horrible Bosses 2.'' 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.

Feb. 14

1 p.m. | SRU women's basketball hosts Seton Hill. Morrow Field House.

3p.m. | SRU men's basketball hosts Seton Hill. Morrow Field House.

8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Horrible Bosses 2.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

Feb. 15

10:30 a.m. boarding | SRU trip to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2 p.m. production of ``Beauty and the Beast'' in the Benedum Center. Prices range from $25 for SRU students to $70 for orchestra center, including transportation from the Alumni House.Options include coach bus transportation or drive yourself. A backstage tour is part of the package. Details: 724.738.4499.

4 and 8 p.m. | SGA Movie: ``Horrible Bosses 2.'' 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.

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

Feb. 17

12:30 p.m. | A Necessary Movement: Open Forum Discussion for all female students concerning issues affecting women at SRU and how to raise campuswide consciousness surrounding these issues. 249 Smith Student Center.

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

Feb. 18

7 p.m. | BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: SRU Women's Center presents Fearless Female Feature Film Series: ``The Secret Life of Bees.'' Discussion to follow. 249 Smith Student Center.

Feb. 19

11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. | SRU Office of Career Education and Development hosts Summer Job and Internship Fair. More than 50 companies will be represented. Register at: http://sru.edu/career.communection . Smith Student Center Ballroom and Theater.

12:30 p.m. | SRU history department History Series: ``WWI Torchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers and World War I.'' Chad Williams, associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University, lectures. 105 Vincent Science.

Feb. 20

10:30 a.m. | Campus Violence: Prevention, Recognition and Survival, Part I Flashpoint. (First of three parts.) Register with SRU Office of Human Resources, 724.738.2070. Leadership Development Center.

4 and 8 p.m. | BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: SGA Movie: ``Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.'' 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.

Feb. 21

8 p.m. | BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: SGA Movie: ``Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.'' Free. Smith Student Center Theater.

Feb. 22

4 and 8 p.m. | BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: SGA Movie: ``Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.'' 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.

Feb. 23

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

Feb. 24

12:30 p.m. | Dude, Get Your Weight Up. National Disordered Eating Awareness Week, with panel discussion to raise awareness about societal pressures on men to meet a physical ideal. Smith Student Center Theater.

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

Feb. 25

9 a.m. | 10 Tips for Productivity with Outlook Web App. Register with SRU Office of Human Resources, 724.73.2070. 007 Strain.

6 p.m. | SRU women's basketball hosts California University of Pennsylvania. Morrow Field House

7 p.m. `` SRU Office of Career Education and Development, CSIL, AVI, Grove City Premium Outlets, Prudential Financial and Enterprise sponsor Dress for Success Fashion Show. Pre-registration at www.sru.edu/careerconnection , under ``events'' tab, and ``workshops'' tab required. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

8 p.m. | SRU men's basketball hosts California University of Pennsylvania. Morrow Field House.

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.

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

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

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.

Feb. 27

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

ONGOING:

The PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council is accepting proposals involving a program to provide funding to faculty members for professional growth, which focus on the scholarship of pedagogy. The funds will provide professional development required to gain expertise in � to learn � innovative methods of teaching that improves student- learning outcomes. Funds will also promote and support opportunities for faculty to develop their skills in evidenced-based, highly effective methods of teaching and learning and employing instructional materials and methods that have a convincing evidentiary basis of effectiveness, including, but not limited to, more extensive use of modern laboratory methods, proven distance-learning education methods (or hybrids) designs and improved approaches to motivating student interest and supporting students' efforts to succeed and develop assessment strategies intended to strengthen teaching and learning. A total of $75,000 is available: maximum awards of up to $10,000 for each proposal will be considered. Each PASSHE university may submit up to two proposals as the lead applicant for consideration. The submission deadline is 4 p.m., Feb. 16. The full RFP may be obtained at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/grants/Pages/InternalFundingOpportunities(RFPs).aspx . Details: Nancy Cruikshank, SRU director of grants, research and sponsored programs, 724.738.4831.

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/administration/directory/emergency/Pages/InclementWeather.aspx . All schedule changes will be sent as quickly as possible via mass emails to all University email accounts. SRU also offers e2Campus alerts. To sign up for e2Campus, visit: 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/ . 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 .

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SRU Crime Information Tip line: 724.738.2SRU (724.738.2778)