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 August 2011 Archive 




August 30, 2011
SRU hosts ‘Friends and Family Weekend’ Sept 9-10

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Some Slippery Rock University students may think they are “at home” next weekend when the University marks “Friends and Family Weekend,” including meals made from “old family recipes” and family fun activities.

August 24, 2011
SRU cosponsors emergency preparedness workshops

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – As part of the 9/11 Week of Remembrance events and in the wake of the recent 5.8 earthquake felt locally, the American Red Cross and Butler County Emergency Management will conduct two workshops to better prepare Slippery Rock University students and the Slippery Rock community deal with both man-made and natural disasters.

August 24, 2011
Baghouse filter construction nears completion target

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University is continuing its quest for cleaner air. The University, a leader in greening education and implementation, is on target to complete construction of a baghouse for the coal-fired boiler plant by the end of September. The baghouse, a pollution control system, will reduce coal emissions and greenhouse gases.

August 24, 2011
SRU athletic training major earns CAATE re-accreditation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – SlipperyRock University’s athletic training major, housed in the department of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, has received 10-year continuing accreditation status for its program from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

August 23, 2011
SRU targets sustainability awarenessschedules ‘FRESH’ film screening

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Building on the sustainability and green programming already under way at Slippery Rock University, the University’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research and AVI Fresh, the campus contract food vendor, will co-host a screening of “FRESH” at 8:30 p.m., Aug. 30.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Christine Walsh, assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, spent a lot of her summer at the B.F. Jones Memorial Library in Aliquippa, but she wasn’t reading. Walsh, and five SRU graduate students, worked with 11 children from the Aliquippa School District to help them improve their literacy and writing skills.

August 22, 2011
Eight incoming SRU students join community service project

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Eight Slippery Rock University first-year students gearing up for the Aug. 29 semester opening are spending the last few week of their summer break helping others as part of a Center for Student Involvement and Leadership Care Break.

August 20, 2011
SRU scores ABET accreditation trifecta; joins prestigious group

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s department of computer science has scored a trifecta by earning accreditations for its information technology, information science and computer science programs from ABET Inc. SRU joins Drexel, the University of North Florida and the University of South Alabama as one of only four institutions nationally to have earned ABET accreditation in all three programs.

August 19, 2011
SRU SVG expert delivers presentations at DevCon5

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – David Dailey, Slippery Rock University professor of computer science, is a recognized expert in the field of scalable vector graphics and that expertise is allowing him to rub elbows with some high-level computer gurus from around the world.

August 18, 2011
SRU launches new pledge plan to save energy – go green        


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University is turning off the lights – all in an effort to save energy costs, reduce energy consumption and further support ongoing, campus and community “greening” efforts.

August 18, 2011
SRU graduates, 50 Finest nominees raises cystic fibrosis funds

Danika Wukich, a 2009 Slippery Rock University marketing graduate, and Ashlee Shearer, a 2010 safety and environmental management graduate, have been has been named to Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest list and are helping raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

August 16, 2011
SRU women’s, men’s track/field teams earn all-academic honors

NEW ORLEANS – The Slippery Rock University women’s and men’s track and field programs have earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team honors.

August 12, 2011
SRU’s Harmony House earns LEED Silver Certification

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Harmony House at Slippery Rock University, an energy efficient classroom and office building for sustainability education and research, has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a national program operated by the U.S. Green Building Council that recognizes design, construction operation and maintenance of high performance green buildings.

August 11, 2011
SRU track team members earn All Academic honors

NEW ORLEANS – Eleven members of the Slippery Rock University women’s track and field team and five members of the men’s track and field program have been named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2011 Division II All-Academic Track and Field Team.

August 10, 2011
Flying Karamazov Brothers juggle their way onto SRU stage

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Flying Karamazov Brothers have been seen on television, in films and theaters around the world and are best known for their zany humor, juggling, circus-like performance. They will bring their talent to Slippery Rock University Sept. 9

August 9, 2011
SRU accounting graduate takes aim on ‘Top Shot’ tonight

Mark Schneider, a 1992 Slippery Rock University accounting graduate, will be among those competing on this season’s edition of “Top Shot,” a shooting-challenge-based reality television show now in its third season on the History Channel.

August 8, 2011
New SRU dean ready to expand college’s reputation, expertise

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – On the job for less than two months, Kurt Schimmel, new dean of Slippery Rock University’s College of Business, Information and Social Sciences, has been spending time meeting department chairs and students and tackling a number of projects he said will move his college forward locally, nationally and internationally.

August 4, 2011
SRU’s GCAC hosts free introductory labor law seminar

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Government Contracting Assistance Center will host "An Introduction to Complying with Labor Laws in Federal Government Contracts" seminar from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 16, at the Marriott Pittsburgh North, Cranberry Township.

August 4, 2011
Pitt Panther Club promotes SRU sport management graduate

PITTSBURGH – Mark Rhodehamel, a 2006 Slippery Rock University sport management masters degree graduate, has been named assistant director of the Panther Club, the fundraising branch of the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic department.

August 2, 2011
The Princeton Review again cites SRU as ‘Best in Northeast’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University has been named one of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review, the nationally known education services company.

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