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 SRU Good News for April 22, 2011 



Rocket takes seven Society for Collegiate Journalist awards

The Rocket, Slippery Rock University’s weekly student newspaper, has taken seven awards in the annual Society for Collegiate Journalists competition, including first place in the IW-4 News Series category and in the editorial cartoons category. The newspaper took second place in the “Overall Excellence – Print” category.

The news category award went to Joshua Rizzo and Jessica Moore, both 2010 SRU communication graduates, for their work covering the 2009 earthquake in Haiti. The first place in editorial cartoons went to Chelsey Rovesti, a communication major from North Huntingdon, for her work titled “Let dead U.S. soldiers rest in peace, protest someplace else.”

Courtney Nickle, a communication major from Butler, won second place for her breaking news story “Fire destroys dental office, no one gets hurt.”

                Kacie Peterson, a dance and communication major from Frederick, Md., earned second place honors in the IW-2 Editorials category.

                Andy Treese, a communication major from East Springfield, earned an honorable mention in the IW-7 Features category for his series of “dirty jobs on campus,” stories, and the sports staff received an honorable mention in the NP-4 Sports Page category for its “Spring Sports Preview 2010” section.


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