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Jan 31, 2013
Smith Student Center in The Bulletin magazine spotlight

Slippery Rock University’s new Robert M. Smith Student Center is among new student centers across the nation selected to be featured in the January renovation and construction issue of the Association of College Unions International magazine, The Bulletin. Christopher Cole, center director, worked with offices across campus to compile the entry packet.

"The Smith Student Center has been a fantastic addition to the campus for our students. I am proud of the success of the building and pleased to share that success with colleagues in the Association of College Unions International,” Cole said.

Jan. 30, 2013
Rock’s Saunders earns all-region honor

CLARION, Pa. – Anthony Saunders, a Slippery Rock University safety management major from New Kensington and cornerback on the SRU football team, has been named a third-team Don Hansen Division II All-Super Region One performer by the Don Hansen Football Committee.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and ranked 11th among NCAA Division II players in passes defended with 17 (14 broken up and three interceptions).

Jan. 29, 2013
SRU cross country runner earns PSAC Fall Top 10 honor

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Kara Styles, a Slippery Rock University physical therapy graduate student from Windber and a distance runner on the women’s cross country team, has been named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Fall Top 10 in honor of her excellence in the classroom and on the field of competition.

The PSAC Top 10 is awarded after the fall, winter and spring athletic seasons and recognizes just 10 student-athletes from all institutions, five females and five males, for their outstanding performances in athletics and academics. In order to be eligible, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic standing, have a cumulative grade-point average above 3.50 and be a key contributor to their athletic team.

Jan. 28, 2013
Thomas Breth becomes SRU trustee

Thomas Breth, a partner in the Butler County law firm of Dillon McCandless King Coulter & Graham, LLP, has been confirmed as the newest member of the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees.

He attended his first meeting in December and participated in winter commencement ceremonies. He was nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate.

Jan. 17, 2013
EDITOR’S ADVISORY: SRU professor offer social media misrepresentation expertise

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Douglas Strahler, a Slippery Rock University communication instructor, is co-author of a chapter in the soon-to-be-released book “Regulating Social Media” that deals with such issues as this week’s major news story involving a “cyber girlfriend” of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.

Strahler is available for reporter’s questions at 724.813.7184 (during the current winter break) or in his office at 724.738.2566 after classes resume Jan. 28.