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July 28, 2011
SRU athletic training majors capture $6,900 in scholarships

Three Slippery Rock University athletic training majors have received $2,300 scholarships from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.

July 26, 2011
Local Rotary Club salutes Karen Perry’s community service

Karen Perry, assistant director of campus recreation at Slippery Rock University and a member of the Slippery Rock Rotary Club, has earned the club’s Ted Walwik Community Service Award and $1,000 for her volunteer efforts in the community.

July 25, 2011
Chronicle of Education declares SRU ‘Great Place to Work’

It’s official: Slippery Rock University remains a “Great Place to Work.” For the third consecutive year, SRU has received the workplace designation from the Chronicle of Education.

July 21, 2011
SRU graduate helps lead Chicago mayor’s legislative plan

When Rahm Emanuel, newly inaugurated mayor of Chicago, took office May 16, he took a piece of The Rock with him – Maria Guerra, a 1996 Slippery Rock University communication graduate. Guerra is serving as first deputy director of the Office of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs.

July 19, 2011
DeShurko earns Campus Recreation’s McFarland Award

Allyson DeShurko, a resort, recreation management and tourism major from Dayton, Ohio, has been presented the 2010-2011 Dr. James "Gym" McFarland Award.

July 15, 2011
SRU honors Mihalik with stadium rededication

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University will honor head football coach George Mihalik’s 40-year connection to the University and, more specifically, The Rock football program, by adding his name to N. Kerr Thompson Stadium.

July 14, 2011
SRU English professor Itzi Meztli takes SR borough council seat

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Itzi Meztli, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of English, can now also be called “Councilman Itzi Meztli,” after being elected by the Slippery Rock Borough council to fill a vacancy.

July 14, 2011
SRU student, graduate, show ‘Spirit of Gettysburg’ talent

Two runners with Slippery Rock University cross country team connections took top honors in the recent 21st annual Spirit of Gettysburg 5K race.

July 12, 2011
University introduces new water fountains

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – It’s an unnecessary aggravation. You walk to a campus drinking fountain to refill a water bottle only to have it spill over or not fully fill. That inconvenience has been eliminated at Slippery Rock University for those who fill up at one of the University’s three new water fountains equipped with bottle-filling dispensers.

July 12, 2011
SRU euphonium student plays way to international festival

Tom Mahovsky, a Slippery Rock University music education/euphonium performance major from Conneaut Lake, has qualified as a semi-finalist for the 26th annual Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Mich.

July 12, 2011
Camp R.O.C.K. helps teens with autism improve skills

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A 14-year-old boy with autism who once refused to go fishing with anyone, including his father, experienced a breakthrough at Slippery Rock University’s Camp R.O.C.K. (Recreational Opportunities Connecting Kids).

July 12, 2011
Old Stone House hosts unique summer programs

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The calendar at Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House is filling quickly with trappers and blacksmiths, two wars, a chance to capture a ghost and a pioneer cooking class.

July 12, 2011
University introduces new water fountains

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – It’s an unnecessary aggravation. You walk to a campus drinking fountain to refill a water bottle only to have it spill over or not fully fill. That inconvenience has been eliminated at Slippery Rock University for those who fill up at one of the University’s three new water fountains equipped with bottle-filling dispensers.

July 11, 2011
SRU WOW program welcomes new students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Hundreds of volunteers – students, faculty, staff and members of the local community – will be on hand for Slippery Rock University’s annual “Weekend Of Welcome” Aug. 26-28. Nearly 2,000 new students are expected to move-in.

July 11, 2011
SRU honors students excavation in Bermuda

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Two Slippery Rock University students, Kelly Smith, a computer science and mathematics major from Grove City, and Grace Evans, a mathematics major from Apollo, are spending their summer recounting their experiences in a Honors Program course that allowed them to study at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the Bermuda Maritime Museum.

July 7, 2011
Slippery Rock University Dean's List Spring 2011

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned dean's list honors during spring semester 2011 (ending May 7). To qualify for the SRU dean's list, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average or higher on a 4-point scale while taking 12 or more graded hours of course credit.

July 7, 2011
Slippery Rock University Graduate List Spring 2011

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – (Fill in number) area students were among those graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania at spring commencement ceremonies.

July 7, 2011
Slippery Rock places 172 on PSAC Scholar Athlete list

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Slippery Rock University again ranked among the leaders in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete competition in 2010-11, according to numbers released today by the conference office.

July 05, 2011
SRU student competes for ‘American Idol’ slot

Cara Udy, a Slippery Rock University music education major from Grove City, will be among the “American Idol Bound” finalists competing July 9 at the Annual Fireworks Festival in New Castle seeking an all-expense trip to the American Idol auditions in South Carolina.

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