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January 05, 2012
PASSHE board of governors name Williams interim president

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – William Williams, Slippery Rock University’s provost and vice president of academic affairs since 2003, will become interim president of the University Feb. 11 following the retirement of President Robert Smith. The promotion was made public today as part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board of governors meeting in Harrisburg.

January 17, 2012
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Nanette Kaplan Solomon, professor of music at Slippery Rock University, will perform a piano recital of 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century music, including works by a number of respected women composers.
January 27, 2012
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Joshua Young, chair of the
Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees, today announced that “After consultation with Guido Pichini, chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board of governors, and with the pending departure of President Robert Smith, the University will activate its succession plan whereby Charles Curry, vice president for administration and finance, will serve as acting president.”  Smith retires Feb. 10 after 12 years at SRU.

January 27, 2012

SRU trustees establish Smith Community Leadership Award;Name retiring President Robert Smith as first recipient 

The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees today created the Robert M. Smith Community Leadership Award to honor those whose leadership has made a significant impact in the community, then named Robert Smith, SRU’s retiring president and award namesake, as its first recipient.

January 27, 2012

SRU trustees honor art professor, retiring trustee 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees today named the Art Sculpture Building in honor of James Myford, professor emeritus of art who served the University 29 years before retiring in 1997, and honored John Thornburgh, retiring 10-year trustee who has served with distinction.

January 27, 2012
Weisenfluh Hall reopening draws interest, praise

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Walk into the renovated Weisenfluh Hall and you immediately sense a restaurant atmosphere. Neon signs trumpet a Mediterranean menu that includes flatbread sandwiches, gyro lamb, roasted red pepper cream soup, apricot rice salad, spinach artichoke dip, tasting plates of hummus and zucchini pancakes. Move to your left and you see rows of desserts such as baklava, blueberry loaf and Lebanese namoura cakes.

January 27, 2012
SRU launches mobile web

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Connecting to Slippery Rock University just got a little easier. Today the University is launching a mobile website that provides users a wealth of information about campus and campus programs through their smart phone or other electronic device.

January 27, 2012
SRU marks ‘Year of the Dragon’             


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University and the local community will celebrate the “Year of the Dragon” at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 11, in the Slippery Rock Township Community Center, 155 Branchton Road. The celebration includes a luncheon of Chinese food.

January 27, 2012
SRU offers music majors career opportunity ideas

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University music majors thinking about careers as school music teachers will get the chance to see what other opportunities exist when the University’s music department and the Office of Career Services combine to present “Thinking Outside the K-12 Box: Unique Career Opportunities in Music Education” Feb. 7.

January 27, 2012
Top 10 skills employers expect in workers, interns 


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Every job seeker wants to know what potential employers are actually looking for in a candidate. The same skill set applies to those seeking internships, said John Rindy, director of Slippery Rock University’s Office of Career Services, and he has the answer.

January 27, 2012
SRU offers 4-week oil and gas well tender certification program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Leadership Development Center is offering a four-week Certified Oil and Gas Technician training course beginning Feb. 1 that will give graduates credentials as a certified gas well tender.

January 27, 2012
SRU political science major interns through THIS program

HARRISBURG - Jacob Ohl, a Slippery Rock University political science major from Transfer, is working for state Rep. Peter Daley, D-California, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

January 27, 2012
SRU Honors Program continues proposal success

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University Honors Program students again post a near-90 percent proposal acceptance rate for the fall semester National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

January 27, 2012
Kayaking, rock climbing launch 2012 SRU Outdoor Adventures

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University Outdoor Adventures program will host two indoor events for children in first through 12th grade. Jan. 28 the program will offer basic training in rock climbing. Feb. 4 includes skill development in kayaking.

January 27, 2012
SRU panel offers money saving energy tips

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – There are ways to save money and energy in winter and a four-member panel of experts will offer some of those suggestions when Slippery Rock University presents “Saving Energy” at 6 p.m., Feb. 2.

January 27, 2012
‘Movement Speaks’ dance concert ‘Gets There’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Ten Slippery Rock University dance majors are the only college dancers in the country selected to present “Getting There,” an original choreography by Billy Siegenfeld, founding director of the Jump Rhythm Project in Chicago. Students will present the dance during the University’s “Movement Speaks” winter dance concert Feb. 9-11 in Miller Auditorium.

January 30, 2012
Smith retirement gala raises $200,000

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s “Farewell Gala Honoring the Presidency and Leadership of Robert and Ramona Smith” as they enter retirement, raised more than $200,000 in need-based scholarship support.

January 31,2012
Modern languages, cultures scholarship honors Jack Hill Jr.

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Faculty and students in Slippery Rock University’s department of modern languages and cultures have voted to rename the Modern Languages and Cultures Scholarship the Jack Hill Jr. Memorial Scholarship honoring the SRU student from Roselle, N.J., who died during a basketball conditioning session Sept. 10.

Febuary 1, 2012
Research symposium submission deadline nears

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Feb. 13 is the deadline for Slippery Rock University students to submit a student-faculty research project proposal for presentation during the University’s April 10 “Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement.” The symposium, open to students in all academics fields, will provide a valuable learning experience and a graduate school and job-search credential, organizers said.

Febuary 5, 2012
Baghouse passes ‘snif’ test

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Thanks to the addition of a baghouse system, Slippery Rock University’s coal-burning boiler plant particulate emissions are nearly 100 times lower than the federal legal limit. Third-party test results released Monday show the plant located next to Morrow Field House emits no smoke and a minute amount of particulates.

Febuary 5, 2012
NASA taps SRU’s Patrick Burkhart

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – NASA, impressed by Patrick Burkhart, Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and the environment, has recruited him to co-lead the space agency’s Lunar and Planetary Science Academy summer internship program. Burkhart will teach 20 of the nation’s finest college science majors about the surface of the earth and supervise a student-faculty research expedition to the Grand Canyon.

Febuary 8, 2012
SRU professor contributes book chapter

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – College students taking exercise science and athletic training courses across the U.S. may soon be using assessment techniques taught by Slippery Rock University’s Jonathan Anning, assistant professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, thanks to the inclusion of his work.

February 7, 2012
SRU Chamber Flutes paint musical pictures in concert

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University Chamber Flutes, directed by Stacey Steel, associate professor of music, will perform works that tell stories or provide a musical depiction as part of their 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12, concert in Swope Music Hall.

February 8 2012
SRU’s CSIL plans leadership workshops

– The Slippery Rock University Center for Student Involvement and Leadership will host a series of Compass Leadership Program Summits as a way of helping students develop both personal and community-related leadership skills.

February 9, 2012
SRU celebrates Chinese New Year

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Saturday celebration of Chinese New offers a colorful opportunity to expand your cultural awareness, learn about the “Year of the Dragon,” play games and sample Chinese food. The free program, which includes calligraphy demonstrations and chopstick tricks, begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Slippery Rock Township Community Center, 155 Branchton Road.

February 7, 2012
SRU's GCAC hosts free seminar to aid regional businesses

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Pennsylvania Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a free “Going Online to do Business with the Commonwealth of PA” seminar at 9 a.m., Feb. 15, at the Regional Learning Alliance in Marshall Township.

February 10, 2012
SRU offers Feb. 16 jazz concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University Latin Jazz Ensemble will present a high-energy Latin jazz concert at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 16 in SRU’s Sheehy Theatre in the Maltby Center. The 10-student ensemble will perform “Palmas,” “Guajira Dubois,” “Tema Para Marissa” and other Latin numbers.

February 9, 2012
SRU hosts “Mathematica 8” seminar

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – About a year ago, Jesus Valencia, associate professor in Slippery Rock University’s School of Business, downloaded Mathematica 8 to his computer and was quickly hooked on using it as a teaching tool in his economics classes. He’s now planned a seminar to share his enthusiasm as well as information about the high-tech software program.

February 15, 2012
SRU workshops celebrate ‘different voices’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Three full days of diversity and inclusion workshops that involve students, faculty and staff from across the Slippery Rock University campus are designed to cultivate and promote the development of individual and collective thoughts and voices, said Jessamine Montero, senior officer for diversity and inclusion.

February 15. 2012
SRU’s Dailey wows Chennai crowd

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – It was standing room only in Chennai, India, when David Dailey, Slippery Rock University professor of computer science, presented a two-day workshop earlier this month to more than 250 students from 39 universities at the Kurukshetra 2012, a major technology festival.

February 14, 2012
Japanese master chef dishes college classic

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Remember ramen noodles, the college-student fill-me-up that is easy to make and doesn’t break the bank? Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff who feel like a drooping flower in need of water by mealtime will discover the full potential of ramen noodles when Japanese master chef Hiroko Shimbo cooks them on campus Feb. 21.

February 14, 2012
SRU Grad List fall 2011

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February 14, 2012
SRU hosts science academy competition 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – An estimated 500 would-be scientists from regional junior high and senior high schools will visit Slippery Rock University Feb. 25 to compete for more than $25,000 in scholarship and cash prizes as they show off their science skills and projects as part of the Region IX Meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science.

February 14, 2012
Patterson expansion adds high-tech labs

. – Talk about a fitness plan that fits the exercise science student lifestyle. A two-story addition to Patterson Hall will include an exercise and rehabilitative sciences laboratory with workout equipment utilizing flash drive computer technology.

February 16, 2012
Opportunity Knocks provides‘home away from home’ welcome

Alexandra Davis, a Slippery Rock University student from Pittsburgh, said the Opportunity Knocks admissions program targeting minority high school seniors cemented her decision to attend SRU. “Once I attended, I knew SRU was the school for me,” said Davis, an undeclared major who participated in the program.

February 14, 2012
SRU’s UPB schedules MTV’s Maci Bookout 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Maci Bookout, best known for her role on MTV’s reality show “Teen Mom” will explain her choices and life when she lecture at 8 p.m., Feb. 22, as part of Slippery Rock University’s University Program Board Lecture Series.

February 19, 2012
Students ‘STEM’ onto national stage

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – If there is a ladder to employment success in this economy, it is a college degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics coupled with a student-faculty research project, professors say. Slippery Rock University students get the message: Five STEM undergraduates and a December graduate have been invited to present their research at the March 29-31 National Conferences for Undergraduate Research in Utah.

February 19, 2012
SRU presents ‘The Merchant of Venice’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University theatre will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” set against the backdrop of prejudice against Jews during Mussolini’s rise to power in Italy before World War II. The production opens March 1 and will be presented six times through March 7 in SRU’s Miller Auditorium.

February 21, 2012
Applications open for THIS program

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University students interested in working in a Pennsylvania government office and earning college credits are urged to apply for The Harrisburg Internship Semester program.

February 21, 2012
Online entrepreneur explains opportunities

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – David Wolfe, a high-tech entrepreneur associated with the growth of such successful online services as, and, will describe the critical components of launching a high-tech company when he lectures at Slippery Rock University Feb. 28.

February 22,2012
Marcellus Shale creates diverse jobs

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Anyone employed in the western Pennsylvania/eastern Ohio region in the coming decades may have the Marcellus Shale to thank for part of their income, according to Joy Ruff, economic development community outreach manger for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, who spoke Tuesday as part of Slippery Rock University’s “Success Starts Here” series.

February 22, 2012
SRU’s SEA sponsors ‘Pitch Competition’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator, which helps would-be entrepreneurs formulate and bring new business ideas to fruition, is sponsoring a new business pitch competition with a $1,000 prize to help launch the winning entry.

February 23, 2012
Brown Bag Series offers social science roundtables

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s department of professional studies and geography, geology and the environment have teamed to offer a four-part “Brown Bag Series: Topics in Social Science” for spring semester.

February 23, 2012
‘Diversity, Inclusion’ series kicks-off Monday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The list of keynote speakers and presenters for Slippery Rock University’s three-day “Diversity and Inclusion” series, Feb. 27-28 and March 1, clearly demonstrates a diversity of talents.

February 13, 2012
Six SRU cross country runners earn All-Academic honors

NEW ORLEANS Six Slippery Rock University cross country runners have landed on the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic squad announced last Thursday.

March 5, 2012
A New York City playhouse stages graduate’s script

Don Orwald, a 1966 Slippery Rock University education graduate and playwright, has had one of his scripts “The Dying of the Light” staged in New York City.

February 21, 2012
SRU business honorary earns honors

Twenty Slippery Rock University students from Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business honorary, recently attended the Principled Business Leader’s Institute in Philadelphia where SRU’s Iota Upsilon chapter was recognized as the Eastern Region Chapter that most “exceeded their annual goals and for shaping people, shaping business.”

February 2, 2012
SRU graduate C. Vivian Stringer receives PSAC Award of Merit

C. Vivian Stringer, Slippery Rock University graduate and Rutgers University head women’s basketball coach, is was one of five individuals selected to receive a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Award of Merit.


February 8, 2012
SRU alumnus named Penn State Schuylkill chancellor

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA - Kelly Austin, a 1998 business and 2001 masters of counseling and educational psychology graduate of Slippery Rock University, has been appointed chancellor of Penn State Schuylkill effective June 1.

January 26, 2012
SRU graduate heads Duquesne City School District changes

Francis Barnes, a Slippery Rock University physical education graduate and former Pennsylvania secretary of education, has been appointed chairman of the state board of control overseeing changes to the Duquesne City School District in Duquesne.

February 15, 2012
PMEA names SRU’s Barr choral festival conductor

Stephen Barr, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, has been named a guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association 2012 Region V Choral Festival at Waynesboro [Pa.] Area High School.


January 31, 2012
National Collegiate Baseball Writers honor SRU 5 players

Ryan Oglseby, an undeclared major from Wexford and pitcher for Slippery Rock University’s baseball team, headlined a list of five SRU players named today to National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II Preseason All-Atlantic Region and All-America honors.

February 27, 2012
Rock men’s basketball team makes postseason tournament

Slippery Rock University’s men’s basketball team earned its second consecutive trip to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference postseason tournament with an 87-66 win last Saturday over Clarion University in Morrow Field House. Post-season action begins Tuesday.

January 24, 2012
Rock graduate sets WPIAL wrestling win record

LEECHBURG, Pa. – Charles “Chuck” Tursky, a 1980 Slippery Rock University graduate and longtime Kiski Area High School head wrestling coach, became the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League's all-time leader in career wins earlier this month when his team beat Burrell High School, 60-14.

February 9, 2012
’87 graduate earns top attorney honor

Anthony Zarella, a 1987 Slippery Rock University marketing graduate, has been included in the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys ranking by Super Lawyers magazine.

February 21, 2012
Women’s ice hockey club team makes national playoffs

The women’s ice hockey club team at Slippery Rock University has earned a No. 2 ranking in the East giving it the first-ever opportunity to attend the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championship in Wooster, Ohio.

February 6, 2012
’86 alumna earns art educator award

Cynthia Blackwell, a 1986 Slippery Rock University art education graduate, has been named the 2011 Outstanding Middle Level Art Educator by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association.

March 8, 2012
SRU English graduate joins McDonald’s PR roundtable

Nicole "Niki” Campbell, a 1996 Slippery Rock University English graduate, has been selected as a member of the McDonald’s National PR Agency Roundtable.

February 17, 2012
SRU students Carnegie Hall bound

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Twenty-two members of the Slippery Rock University Concert Choir and Women’s Choir will perform Monday night in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, one of the most famous venues in the world. Students left Friday and will return Tuesday.

February 29, 2012
CASE selects Green and White Society presentations

A dozen members of the Green and White Society and two staff members at Slippery Rock University had four of their proposals accepted by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education ASAP District 2 Conference.

February 16, 2012
Rock women’s cross country team earns All-Academic honors

NEW ORLEANS – The Slippery Rock University women's cross country program earned All-Academic team honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

January 23, 2012
Rock cheerleading squad earns national runner-up honors

Slippery Rock University's All Girl cheerleading squad claimed a runner-up finish in the 2012 Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship competition earlier this month at Walt Disney World Resort.

February 14, 2012
Rock men’s cross country teams earns All-Academic honors

NEW ORLEANS – The Slippery Rock University men's cross country team has been named as one of 80 NCAA Division II teams to earn All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

February 1, 2012
SRU freshman’s zoo picture graces Jones Soda bottles

Anyone picking up a Jones Green Apple soda bottle at a grocery or convenience store should look at the label. It could be one featuring a photo taken by Sydney Domville, a first-year Slippery Rock University exploratory student from Warren.

March 2, 2012
SRU athletic training graduate earns commendation

Tim Donovan, a 2009 Slippery Rock University athletic training graduate, now practicing as an athletic trainer at North Carolina Wesleyan College, has been credited with helping minimize injuries a police officer received following a high-speed, car-motorcycle accident in Rocky Mount, N.C. Donovan was among those publically commended during the college’s Founders’ Day ceremonies for his actions.

March 6, 2012
Field hockey team earns national academic honor

CHANDLER, Ariz. The Slippery Rock University field hockey team led the nation with a collective grade point average of 3.51 following the fall semester, earning Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team honors in a release from the NFHCA Monday.

February 7, 2012
Marmon/Keystone promotes SRU graduate

Barry Glaser, a 1974 Slippery Rock University economics graduate, has been promoted from district manager to regional vice president western region at Marmon/Keystone.

January 30, 2012
SRU graduate becomes first female Greenwich, Conn., police captain 

GREENWICH, Conn. – Pamela Gustovich, a 1985 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate, has been promoted from lieutenant to captain in the Greenwich, Conn., Police Department, becoming the department’s first female captain.

March 3, 2012
SRU graduate earns DEP Citizens’ Advisory Council post

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Marjorie Hughes, a 1974 Slippery Rock University geography graduate, has been appointed executive director of the Citizens' Advisory Council to the Department of Environmental Protection.

February 24, 2012
SRU 1964 graduate earns Pa. Sports Hall of Fame honor

PITTSBURGH Ed McCloskey, a 1964 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate and Rock baseball player, will be among the 10 athletes inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Western Chapter.

February 3, 2012
SRU graduate officiates Sunday’s Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS - Tom Stabile, a 1968 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate and 1972 master’s degree recipient, will indirectly represent his alma mater at Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI game when he serves as head linesman.

February 10, 2012
SRU graduate earns CASE Volunteer Service Award

William Sonntag, a 1970 Slippery Rock University economics graduate and longtime member of the Slippery Rock University Foundation Inc. board of directors, has been awarded the Robert L Payton Award for Voluntary Service in the CASE District 2 awards program.

March 20, 2012
Kaleidoscope Arts Festival brings the fun

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The vitality of the arts will be on display to see and experience when Slippery Rock University offers the 11th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. The festival runs April 15-29 and includes intelligent and hip programming for all audiences, including a Children’s Day event with many free activities.

March 21, 2012
SRU schedules School of Business Week

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University School of Business Advisory Council has joined forces with the School’s Student Roundtable, comprised of student leaders representing all five disciplines, to coordinate a “School of Business Week.” The event, which runs March 29 to April 6, will offer business majors the chance to learn about resume writing, job interview techniques and even how to turn their business ideas into profitable companies.

March 21, 2012
'Graduation Celebration’ includes ticket distribution

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Student Government Association Bookstore at Slippery Rock University will host a “Graduation Celebration” March 29 offering opportunities to purchase commencement regalia, order announcements and pick up commencement tickets.

February 27, 2012
SRU students spend break learning abroad 


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University students will be studying new media in London, health practices in Spain, pre-Columbian art in Peru, sales management in Italy and a host of additional topics in other nations during their spring break.

February 24, 2012
SRU trustees name three continuing presidential candidates

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Council of Trustees have identified three continuing candidates for president of the University. Their names have been forwarded to John Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and the board of governors for further consideration.

February 28, 2012
University attacks false fire alarms

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University will greatly reduce if not eliminate false fire alarms to University Police by replacing aging phone lines with fiber-optic technology, said Paul Novak, SRU director of environmental health and safety.

February 29, 2012
SRU shifts sport management major

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s sport management major will move from the College of Education to the College of Business, Information and Social Sciences effective March 5.

February 27, 2012
Show promises toe-tapping time

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Eight talented young tap dancers will be featured March 30 in a celebration of American youth culture when Slippery Rock University’s Performing Arts Series offers “Tap Kids” as the series’ final show of the 2011-12 season.

March 5, 2012
SRU holocaust program features survivor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Fay Malkin, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, will deliver a lecture titled “She Should Have Died that Night” when she offers her deeply personal story of survival as part of Slippery Rock University’s two-day Holocaust Remembrance Program.

March 6, 2012
Madden lands student speaker spot

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Jessica Madden, a Slippery Rock University elementary education and dance major from Frederick, Md., with a 4.0 grade point average, has been selected as the student speaker for the University’s April 1 Academic Honors Convocation. The event recognizes more than 3,000 students for their academic achievements.

February 28, 2012
SRU’s SEA readies Slippery Rock outreach

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator, which offers help in establishing new businesses and growing existing businesses, will move closer to potential clients March 8 when it opens a new office at 164 S. Main St.

March 5, 2012
SRU students embrace spring break service 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – More than 80 Slippery Rock University students, accompanied by faculty or staff advisers, will spend their spring break involved in “Carebreaks” that will take them to Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Mississippi, Arkansas, Florida, Virginia and Georgia to lend a hand through community service.

March 5, 2012
SRU students embrace spring break service 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – More than 80 Slippery Rock University students, accompanied by faculty or staff advisers, will spend their spring break involved in “Carebreaks” that will take them to Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Mississippi, Arkansas, Florida, Virginia and Georgia to lend a hand through community service.

February 29, 2012
Science event earns two students 4-year, $12,000 SRU scholarships

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Cassie Graham, a senior at Sharpsville [Pa.] Area High School, and Zoe Reitz, a junior at Freeport Senior High School in Sarver, have won $12,000 Slippery Rock University scholarships for their top-rated science project at the Region IX Meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. SRU hosted the event.

March 7, 2012
Success series continues Marcellus Shale focus

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – John Applegath, senior vice president of the southern Marcellus Shale division of Range Resources, will be Slippery Rock University School of Business’ next “Success Starts Here” speaker when he visits campus at 12:30 p.m., March 17, to continue the series focus on Marcellus Shale expansion.

March 7, 2012
Diverse dance troupe visits SRU               


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Dancing Wheels Co. and School, which reaches out to communities through educational programs and performances by dancers representing diversity of age, ethnicity, gender and physical ability, will present a workshop and a performance at Slippery Rock University March 20.

March 6, 2012
Slam poet Anis Moghani performs March 26

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Anis Mojgani, a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, will present his spoken work poetry at 7 p.m., March 26 at Slippery Rock University.

March 21, 2012
Cardboard village magnifies homeless issues

Consider them forts for the forgotten. More than 125 Slippery Rock University students will construct and spend the night in cardboard “houses” March 29-30, hunkering down in the Quad to raise awareness of hunger and homeless issues.

March 20, 2012
SRU Wellness Expo offers healthy tips

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Nearly 100 Slippery Rock University exercise and rehabilitative sciences students will put their classroom learning and independent research into hands-on practice March 23 when they present a Wellness Expo.

April 5, 2012
Dr. Cheryl Joy Norton named next president of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA. - Dr. Cheryl Joy Norton, a senior fellow with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., and former president of Southern Connecticut State University, was selected today by the board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to serve as the next president of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

March 14, 2012
PA 10th Mercer Rifles join Old Stone House Civil War weekend

SLIPPERY ROCK PA. - Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House will open its grounds March 31 and April 1 to celebrate the history of the U.S. Civil War, including the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves Mercer Rifles reenactors.

March 14, 2012
Lecturer discusses Mayan prophecies

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Vikki Hanchin, a licensed clinical social worker in private practice for more than 25 years, will present “Pittsburgh’s Role in the Mayan Calendar’s 2012 “transformation” at Slippery Rock University April 12.

April 11, 2012
Kaleidoscope Arts Festival kicks off

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s 14-day Kaleidoscope Arts Festival begins April 15 with the SRU Senior Synthesis Dance Concert, followed by an April 17 hip-hop concert and an April 19 opening celebration on the Quad.

April 11, 2012
Children’s Day offers more than meets the ear

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The sound of harmonicas, children’s entertainer Hal Walker and other fun activities will fill the air during Slippery Rock University’s April 21 Children’s Day, which is the premier family event of SRU’s April 15-29 Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

April 11, 2012
Earth Day includes health issues

Slippery Rock University Earth Day activities will include information about environmental health issues. Fifty-four students in Marcy Leeds upper-level “Environmental Health” course will staff the SGA Pavilion on the Quad April 19 to explain a host of environmental health topics and offer healthy food ideas.


April 11, 2012
Cold idea wins SRU competition

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Andrew Frank, a Slippery Rock University marketing major from Severna Park, Md. is Keepin Cold with a cool $1,000 as winner of SRU’s Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator “Rock the Boat Business Pitch Competition.”

April 12, 2012
Workshop explains Marcellus leases

A workshop offering information concerning Marcellus shale gas leases and the rights of landowners will be presented at 6:30 p.m., April 18, in Eisenberg Classroom Building Auditorium.

March 14, 2012
Ghosts may visit SRU’s Baker Memorial Scholarship Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – “Eine Kleine Geistmusik,” meaning “a little ghost music,” is the theme for the April 1 Slippery Rock Piano Trio’s Dwight and Jeane Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert at Slippery Rock University with clarinetist Candice Kiser as special guest.

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