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 May 2011 Archive 




May 31, 2011
SRU’s Hendershot wins national high jump championship

URLOCK, Calif. - Whitney Hendershot, a Slippery Rock University criminology and criminal justice May graduate from Salamanca, N.Y., capped her track and field career Saturday at the 2011 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships by doing something she had never done before – winning a national championship in the high jump.

May 31, 2011
SRU students lend hand with New York City inner-city youth

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University students participating in a Summer Care Break program brought family-, city- and community-based lessons to inner-city youth in New York City as part of a special summer program offered in conjunction with the Junior Achievement Program of New York.

May 26, 2011
Rock lands 15 on All-Regional team

NEW ORLEANS - The Slippery Rock University track and field teams had 15 individuals earn All-Region honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association during the 2011 outdoor track and field season.

May 24, 2011
SRU track and field sends 10 to National Championship

TURLOCK, Calif. - Ten members of the Slippery Rock University track and field teams will compete in the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championships May 26-28 at California State University, Stanislaus.

May 19, 2011
PSAC elects SRU’s McComas SID’s president

Bob McComas, Slippery Rock University sports information director and 1982 SRU graduate, was elected president of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors organization Monday.

May 19, 2011
SRU volunteerism, community-service efforts earn CNCS salute

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Washington, D.C.-based Corporation for National and Community Service has named Slippery Rock University to its 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which salutes the nation’s institutions of higher education that support volunteerism, service-learning and civic engagement.

May 18, 2011
SRU recognizes staff service anniversaries

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Fifty-four members of the Slippery Rock University staff were recognized for their years of dedicated service Tuesday at a luncheon hosted by President Robert Smith.

May 06, 2011
May SRU graduates find success

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Talk about high achievers. Consider Sara Elling, a Slippery Rock University double major in biology and exercise science who will graduate Saturday. After taking full advantage of SRU's academic and extracurricular opportunities, Elling has been accepted into the Temple University School of Medicine and said she plans to become a physician to "help people when they are vulnerable and need it the most."

May 06, 2011
'Dean for a Year' anticipates Hawaiian shirt return

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -David Valentine, interim dean of Slippery Rock University's College of Business, Information and Social Sciences, is counting the days until he can again bring out the closet full of colorful Hawaiian shirts he is famous for wearing.

May 06, 2011
Multicultural Developement Office salutes students, staff for dedication

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University's Office of Multicultural Development celebrated the graduation of under-represented students Thursday in Miller Auditorium by honoring five students and a staff member for their program contributions during the academic year.

May 06, 2011
Tornado victims' lives devastated; SRU faculty explain recovery

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -When more than 300 people were killed by 100 tornadoes sweeping through the southeastern U.S. in recent days, media interviews showed victims shell-shocked and bewildered as they faced the devastation. Catherine Massey, associate professor of psychology at Slippery Rock University, and Carol Holland, associate professor in the SRU Counseling Center, say the reactions are not uncommon and have a lot to do with an individual's resiliency.

May 06, 2011
SRU hosts 'Doing Business with GSA' seminar

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a free "Doing Business with General Services Administration" seminar from 9 a.m. to noon, May 24, at the Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry Township. Information about the Public Buildings Service and the Federal Acquisition Service, two departments within the General Services Administration with separate buying needs, will be provided.

May 06, 2011
SRU recognizes staff service anniversaries

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Fifty-four members of the Slippery Rock University staff were recognized for their years of dedicated service Tuesday at a luncheon hosted by President Robert Smith.

  “It is my pleasure to congratulate and honor a select group of employees for their years of dedicated service to Slippery Rock University. I want to thank each of you for your part in making this past academic year a success. I am humbled to serve as your president, and I very much appreciate the enormous support I have received from you,” Smith said.

May 06, 2011
Shaylee Ianno earns PSAC-West ‘Pitcher of the Year’ honor

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Shaylee Ianno, Slippery Rock University softball standout from McMurray, has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division Pitcher of the Year, and three other Rock softball players have earned all-conference honors.

May 05, 2011
Halls, Quinn, women’s lacrosse standouts, earn All-PSAC honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Amy Halls of Westerville, Ohio, and Casey Quinn of Vernon, N.J., both Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse standouts, have been named to All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors by the league office. Halls was named to the first team at attack, while Quinn was named to the second team midfield.

May 04, 2011
SRU students take honors at Mathematical Contest

Slippery Rock University entered four, three-member teams in the annual Mathematical Contest in Modeling and came away with a Meritorious Award, two Honorable Mentions and a Successful Participant honor.

May 03, 2011
Wednesday’s Oprah show features retired SRU professor

Thomas Gaither, retired Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of biology, and his sister, Glenda Gaither Davis, will discuss their work as Freedom Riders on Wednesday’s edition of the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”

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