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 December 2011 Archive 



November 15, 2011
SRU dance majors face adjudication time

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – More than 40 Slippery Rock University dance majors are stepping, twirling and leaping into the final component of their semester today. They are being adjudicated by dance faculty in modern, jazz, tap and classical Indian dance.

November 15, 2011
SRU art majors create stylish bicycle racks

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Who says bike racks have to be boring. Two Slippery Rock University art majors have constructed stylish bicycle racks from recycled bicycle frames. Both racks will be rolled into place today in front of Bailey Library and the Robert M. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research.

November 16, 2011
SRU education students multiply skills at math conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Sixteen Slippery Rock University students, many of whom plan to teach secondary education mathematics, had the opportunity to expand their teaching talents at the recent Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of Mathematics Conference in State College.

November 16, 2011
Panel offers cyber-stalking, excessive ‘friending’ tips

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Stalkers often know where you have been, where you are and where you are going, and according to a consensus of panelists participating in Slippery Rock University’s Cybercrimes workshop, you are often the one providing them the information.

November 21, 2011
SRU dance majors present eclectic fall concerts Dec. 3-4

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Audience members will see a plethora of dance forms and styles when more than 20 Slippery Rock University dance majors present original choreography at four fall dance concerts Dec. 3-4 in SRU’s Swope Recital Hall. Students will present works in modern, jazz, hip-hop and classical Indian dance genres.

November 22, 2011
SRU international study opportunities earn national recognition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University earned two national recognitions in the Institute of International Education’s recent Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange. The University was ranked 14th among master’s degree-granting institutions for students participating in short-term study abroad programs, and 34th for the total number of study abroad students.

November 28, 2011
SRU launches new mock, remote webcam job interview tool

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The “cyber job interview” has come to Slippery Rock University. The University’s Office of Career Services is now offering students and alumni opportunities to practice webcam interviews in anticipation of one day facing the real thing.

November 30, 2011
University saves money by reducing paper, toner usage

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – It might be easy to think, what’s the big deal? The office doesn’t spend much on paper. You might be surprised to learn that paper consumption, photocopying and toner expenses add up fast. Slippery Rock University has initiated a strategy that is cutting paper and toner expenses by more than $150,000 a year.

November 30, 2011
New counseling specialization enters ‘gray’ area

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – On the whole, Pennsylvania and the U.S. are getting older – the AARP reports that 10,000 Americans celebrate the big 6-5 every day. A new community counseling graduate program with an aging specialization at Slippery Rock University will help counselors help clients face the challenges of aging.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – With jobs scarce and competition for positions tough for newly minted college graduates, John Rindy, director of Slippery Rock University’s Office of Career Services, has one word he believes will help: “Practice.”
December 6, 2011
SRU awards 508 diplomas at Dec. 17 commencement

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University will award 508 undergraduate and graduate degrees when it hosts its winter commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Dec. 17, in Morrow Field House.

December 7, 2011
SRU students take time to tackle tasks in Tuscaloosa

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Fourteen Slippery Rock University students will take time to help others during winter break when they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to offer a week of community service.

December 9, 2011
Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs Saturday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present its final campus concert of the fall semester at 7 p.m. Saturday in Swope Music Hall. Stephen Hawk, professor of music, will conduct.

December 9, 2011
University volunteers aid local economy, improve lives

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – When Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff volunteer in their communities, they do a lot more than fight hunger for a day. Their service provides an economic impact equaling at least $1 million.

November 15, 2011
SRU women’s soccer reaches NCAA Sweet 16

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The 23rd-ranked Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team handed No. 15 Kutztown University a 2-1 defeat in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday at Keystone Field, giving SRU its first-ever berth in the NCAA Round of 16.

Christmas is coming early for Kayleigh Walsh, a Slippery Rock University elementary education/early childhood education major from Beaver Falls, who has been selected to sing with “Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday” 3 p.m. performance Sunday at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater.

November 14, 2011
Rock volleyball earns NCAA Tournament berth

INDIANAPOLIS – The Slippery Rock University volleyball team earned its fifth berth into the NCAA Division II Tournament in the last seven years Sunday when the Division II Women’s Volleyball Committee announced the 64-team 2011 tournament field.

December 8, 2011
Two Rock volleyball players earn AVCA honors

LEXINGTON, Ky.Sarah Cadwallader, a resort, recreation and tourism major from York, and Janna Reilly, an exercise science major from Mason, Ohio, both members of the Slippery Rock University volleyball team, have been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for their performances during the 2011 season.       

November 10, 2011
Six SRU women soccer players earn All-Conference honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. Six members of the 23rd-ranked Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team have been named to All-Conference honors by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in postseason awards announced today.

November 28, 2011
SRU education lands dream Australian cruise ship job

Matt Pugh, a May Slippery Rock University music education graduate, grew up in Butler and says, “I definitely didn’t think my first job out of college would be on the other side of the world.” But, that’s the case after landing a job The Pacific Jewel cruise ship.


November 18, 2011
Meredith received USTA/ITA honors

SKILLMAN, N.J. Matt Meredith, Slippery Rock University women’s tennis head coach, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and United States Tennis Association’s National Campus QuickStart Provider of the Year Award.

December 7, 2011
McComas receives Lions Club International honors

Bob McComas, Slippery Rock University sports information director and a 1982 SRU master’s degree graduate, has received a Certificate of Appreciation from Wing-Kun Tam of China and president of Lions Clubs International.

December 14, 2011
CBS football special includes SRU’s Alan Levy 

Alan Levy, Slippery Rock University history professor and an expert on the desegregation of professional sports, is expected to be part of CBS’ “Third and Long,” a three-hour special examining racial segregation in professional football airing from 1-2 p.m., Dec. 17, and 4-6 p.m., Dec. 25.

December 5, 2011
SRU’s Joanne Leight earns Outstanding Professional Award

Joanne Leight, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physical education, has received an Outstanding Professional Award from the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She won for her teaching, scholarship and professional involvement in the field.

November 8, 2011
New Castle NAACP honors SRU chapter president

Shantreece Johnson, a Slippery Rock University social work major from Erie, is the first recipient of the Evelyn P. Ward Leadership Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to the president of the NAACP Student Chapter at SRU.

December 9, 2011
Grove City School Board elects SRU’s Susan Herman president

Susan Herman, assistant professor in Slippery Rock University’s department of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, has been elected president of the Grove City School Board of Directors.


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