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 October 2011 Archive 




October 28, 2011
Williamson Memorial Competition draws 19 SRU singers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Nineteen Slippery Rock University voice students will compete in the 19th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition at 2 p.m., Oct. 30, in Swope Recital Hall. Daphne Alderson, assistant professor of voice at Seton Hill University, will be the judge.

October 26, 2011
Dean’s list summer 2011

– Click on the link to see those graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania at the end of summer semester classes.
October 26, 2011
Jessamine Montero leads new diversity initiatives

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Two major diversity initiatives – the creation of a Diversity and Inclusion Network and the launch of a $25,000 grant program – demonstrate Slippery Rock University’s continued commitment to diversity education and programs benefiting students, faculty, staff and the community, said Jessamine Montero, senior officer for diversity and inclusion, who is taking the lead on both programs.
October 25, 2011
SRU celebrates Native American culture, customs Nov. 3

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Michael Simms, a member of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, learned the songs and dances of his fellow tribes the old fashioned way: He listened repeatedly until he mastered the words and moves. Simms will bring those customs to Slippery Rock University Nov. 3 as part of the University’s Native American Celebration Day.
October 25, 2011
SRU presents ‘Dances of India Concert’ Nov. 9

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.– Colorful dances originating in India will be on display when Slippery Rock University presents the “Dances of India Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Swope Music Hall. The concert will raise funds to send SRU students to India for a four-week classical dance workshop sponsored by the dance department.
October 25, 2011
SRU’s first ‘Winter Session’ offers online opportunities

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Pass the fruitcake and laptop. Slippery Rock University will offer its first Winter Session, Dec. 19-Jan. 18. The condensed term will allow students to take one or two courses totally online and earn up to six credits toward graduation.

October 20, 2011

SRU names Bailey new director of alumni engagement


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – After an extensive search, Slippery Rock University has selected Kelly Bailey as its new director of alumni engagement. Bailey will assume the role Nov. 1.

The position, formerly director of alumni relations, was enhanced to acknowledge the University’s increased efforts to provide more avenues for alumni involvement, particularly in the area of young alumni development and constituency programming.

October 20, 2011
SRU’s Shaffer joins alumni engagement team

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Pearl Shaffer, Slippery Rock University’s assistant to the athletic director/senior woman administrator/business manager, is switching teams – but fortunately for the University she’s not going far. The 33-year employee has been named associate director of alumni engagement.

October 19, 2011
International dinner highlights SRU’s ‘International Week’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Food, dance, music, clothes and culture from around the world will be on display at Slippery Rock University as part of the University’s annual International Week Nov. 6-12. The traditional International Dinner, featuring recipes from the student’s home countries, highlights the week.

October 19, 2011
International dinner highlights SRU’s ‘International Week’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Food, dance, music, clothes and culture from around the world will be on display at Slippery Rock University as part of the University’s annual International Week Nov. 6-12. The traditional International Dinner, featuring recipes from the student’s home countries, highlights the week.

October 18, 2011
Music professors jazzed about reunion concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – It’s a story that unfolds daily at Slippery Rock University: Faculty mentoring students. A role reversal of sorts will play out October 24 when Jason Kush, a former SRU music major who now teaches music at the University, conducts a concert starring his mentors, Stephen Hawk, SRU professor of music, and Terry Steele, SRU professor emeritus of music.

October 18, 2011
‘Faculty and Guest Artists Dance’ concert brings the moves

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. ­– Get ready for playful moves, a carnival atmosphere and colorful costumes – and that’s just one dance. Slippery Rock University will present its annual “Faculty and Guest Artists Dance Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Miller Auditorium, featuring dances in the Afro-Columbian, Indian and contemporary genres.

October 18,2011
SVG expertise takes SRU’s David Dailey around the world
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Become an expert and the computer industry will beat a path to your door is certainly proving to be the case for Slippery Rock University’s David Dailey, professor of computer science.

October 14, 2011
Talk Magazine names SRU’s Stubbs a 2011 ‘Minority Achiever’

Lorraine Stubbs, assistant director of the Slippery Rock University Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, will be honored tonight as a “Minority Achiever” during the 37th Annual Minority Achiever’s Awards Program sponsored by Minority Opinion/Talk Magazine.

October 14, 2011
Rock students support Special Olympics sectional

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Soccer? Check. Volleyball and track? Check. Volunteers? Quadruple check. More than 350 Slippery Rock University students will be involved with the Western Pennsylvania Fall Sectional Special Olympics at Slippery Rock University Sunday. Students will gain valuable career experience and help children with intellectual disabilities become more fit.

October 12, 2011
SRU students study particles travel faster than light

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – At Slippery Rock University, Krishna Mukherjee, assistant professor of physics, works diligently to make sure her astronomy and modern physics students understand the wonders of the universe. She also updates her classes as new scientific discoveries come along, such as the recent claim that particles can actually travel faster than the speed of light.

October 12, 2011
SRU’s chemistry program earns ACS accreditation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University has earned five-year accreditation from the Washington, D.C.-based, American Chemical Society, an accolade Donald Zapien, professor of chemistry, calls “a major milestone for our program.”

October 12, 2011
SRU graduate’s leadership earns Post-Gazette accolades

Nick Trombetta, a 1976 Slippery Rock University secondary education graduate, is liked and respected by his employees. They give him such high marks that he was named the Top Executive of a large company in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s recent survey of “Top Workplaces” in the region.

October 11, 2011
History display showcases ancient texts

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. ­– Talk about good penmanship. A new history display at Slippery Rock University offers a glimpse at intricate, handwritten documents from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Rome and conveys the sophistication of ancient writing as “technology.”

October 10, 2011
SRU students play games – but it’s OK

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – David Valentine, Slippery Rock University professor of computer science, isn’t upset when students in his class start playing games – in fact, he encourages them. . “It is a fun way to learn, and each individual game take less than a second to play,” said Valentine, who teaches SRU’s “Advanced Programming Principles,” among other computer science courses.

October 7, 2011
Post-Gazette names SRU a ‘Top Workplace’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University faculty and staff gave their employer the high grades necessary to propel it onto the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Top Workplace” list.

October 7, 2011
Heinz History Center extends sisters in healthcare display

 “Angels of Mercy: Sisters in Healthcare in Western Pennsylvania,” an exhibit gifted to the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh by the Slippery Rock University Foundation, has been extended until May.

October 5, 2011
‘Soups on!” for SRU’s Empty Bowls project continues

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – “Soups on,” is the word at Slippery Rock University where students are organizing the 16th annual Empty Bowl Dinner designed to put the focus on local, state, national and world hunger issues, while raising funds for local food pantries.

October 4, 2011
Bruno Raso leads SRU homecoming march as parade marshal

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – It will be a “big Slippery Rock University weekend” for SRU “Golden Grad” Bruno Raso as he is saluted as a Distinguished Alumnus and serves as parade marshal of the University’s 2011 Homecoming Parade.

October 04, 2011
SRU students use fall break helping others

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Thirty-six Slippery Rock University students will spend their fall break, Oct. 9-10, delivering signed banners marking the remembrance of the 9/11 attacks and learning about and helping homeless people.

October 04, 2011
SRU’s ‘Strawberries in January’ affirms true love’s value

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Are you afraid of love because of the fear of rejection? Do you allow fear to control your search for true love? If you answered, “yes,” fear no more. Slippery Rock University’s production of “Strawberries in January” affirms the value of love and encourages you to “take the chance.”

October 4, 2011
SRU’s 26th annual Healthfest offers free screenings, information

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Free health screenings, health information and opportunities to review some of the region’s health-related services will be part of Slippery Rock University’s 26th annual Healthfest.

October 3, 2011
‘Food for Business Weekend’ seeks great family recipes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Folks looking to leverage a great family recipe for pawpaw jelly or a super-secret, super-tasty chili and bean concoction “to die for” into a revenue sources are invited to Slippery Rock University’s Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator “Food for Business Weekend.”

September 1, 2011
Massasoit Hall of Fame honors SRU’s Noreen Herlihy

. – Noreen Herlihy, Slippery Rock University head women’s soccer coach, has been enshrined in the Massasoit Community College Athletic Hall of Fame in Brockton.

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