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 June 2011 Archive 




June 30, 2011
16th SRU Women’s Athletics Golf Outing raises $16,500

The 16th Annual Slippery Rock University Women’s Athletics Golf Outing at Pine Grove Golf Course raised nearly $16,500 to support scholarships for female student-athletes at SRU.

June 28, 2011
Middle States’ report commends Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University has received an affirmative vote of confidence from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which this week announced its decision “to reaffirm accreditation” of the University.

June 23, 2011
SRU trustee chair meets President Obama

Joshua Young, chair of Slippery Rock University’s Council of Trustees and an elected commissioner in Pennsylvania’s Caln Township, says June 17 was “one of the most amazing days of my life.”

June 21, 2011
SRU graduate grabs Pittsburgh Diocese Golden Apple Award

Lynda McFarland, a 1974 Slippery Rock University College of Education graduate, has been named a 2011 Golden Apple Award winner by the Diocese of Pittsburgh in its salute to Catholic school educators.

June 16, 2011
SRU communication graduate tracks ghosts

Most Slippery Rock University communication graduates use their degrees for jobs at newspapers, in radio, television, or even, public relations, but Daniel Hooven, a 2006 SRU communication graduate, is using his for higher level communication – he communicates with the dead.

June 14, 2011
Camp R.O.C.K. helps teen with autism improve skills

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – For children with autism, a developmental disorder that affects communication, the world can be a difficult place. To help adolescents with autism improve their social skills, independence and physical activity levels, Slippery Rock University will offer its first Camp R.O.C.K. (Recreational Opportunities Connecting Kids) June 20-24.

June 14, 2011
SRU’S Holtz captures CoSIDA District II writing award

Jonathan Holtz, Slippery Rock University assistant sports information director, was awarded first place in the College Sports Information Directors of America District 2 feature-writing competition. Holtz won the annual Fred S. Stabley Sr. Writing Contest for his entry “Feat on her Feet,” that was published in The Rock magazine

June 10, 2011
SRU trustee chair announces President Search Committee

Slippery Rock University took the first formal step in finding the next president of the University with the announcement today of the presidential search committee.

June 10, 2011
SRU president tells trustees ‘advocacy efforts helped’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Advocacy, especially student advocacy, has played an important role in focusing legislative attention on the financial needs of higher education, Robert Smith, Slippery Rock University president, told the Council of Trustees today at their regular meeting.

June 10, 2011
SRU graduate, trustee earns PASSHE board seat

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The state Senate has confirmed Robert Taylor, a Slippery Rock University political science graduate and member of the SRU Council of Trustees as the newest member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s board of governors.

June 9, 2011
SRU professor serves ‘MyPlate’ nutrition lessons

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Wendy Stuhldreher, professor of public health and social work and a registered dietitian, is already serving up the federal government’s new four-part dinner plate U.S. Dietary Guidelines to her students.

June 9, 2011
SRU’s Kimberly Smith wins Red Apple Education Award

Kimberly Smith, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, has been named a Red Apple Education Award winner by the Butler United Way and Armstrong Cable.

June 7, 2011
Colleges of Distinction site features SRU president’s column

Robert Smith, president of Slippery Rock University, was the featured columnist in the May online edition of the Colleges of Distinction newsletter. Smith proffered advice to students about “Building Your Personal Resume Through Campus Engagement.”

June 7, 2011
SRU adds four to Advancement Division

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University family increased by four in recent weeks by vacancies filled in University Advancement and the SRU Foundation Inc.

June 7, 2011
Whoooooo, sessions seek ghosts at SRU’s Old Stone House

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – There is clearly an abundance of local interest in ghosts. The Old Stone House, managed by Slippery Rock University, is hosting four “Ghost Hunting” sessions in its remaining schedule and advance registrations are nearing capacity.

June 7, 2011
Old Stone House class promotes ‘Pioneer Cooking’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Historic cooking, including using a Dutch oven and an open hearth fire, is on the menu as Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House hosts its “Early-American Cooking Class on Pioneer Cooking” June 25. The session is part of a continuing series.

June 7, 2011
Cancer memorial takes root

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Almost every family has been touched by cancer, including Noreen Herlihy’s. The Slippery Rock University women’s soccer coach lost her father, Donal Herlihy, and said she never forgot the compassion and dignity shown by hospice workers during his illness.

June 7, 2011
Colleges of Distinction site features SRU president’s column

Robert Smith, president of Slippery Rock University, was the featured columnist in the May online edition of the Colleges of Distinction newsletter. Smith proffered advice to students about “Building Your Personal Resume Through Campus Engagement.”

June 6, 2011
SRU Old Stone House offers glimpse of pioneer life

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House will host “Pioneer Day” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 18, at the Butler County landmark offering a glimpse of pioneer life in western Pennsylvania.

June 6, 2011
SRU anticipates pulling new high-speed fiber optic lines

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Underground survey work has been completed and Slippery Rock University is ready to begin installation of new fiber optic lines that will carry high-speed Internet connections across campus and the state as part of the extensive Pennsylvania Research and Education Network.

June 4, 2011
SRU ready for weather emergencies, tornadoes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University officials say the campus is prepared as well as possible for a tornado, but warn that planning is only as good as the actions those on campus take in the event of actual severe weather.

June 2, 2011
University’s ‘Exercise is Medicine’ program earns national honor

Slippery Rock University’s “Exercise is Medicine” initiative is lauded as a national model in the latest edition of the American College of Sports Medicine association’s newsletter.

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