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July 30, 2013
SRU graduates receive rock solid return on investment

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – AffordableCollegesOnline.org, an online information service, has included Slippery Rock University on its list of 81 Pennsylvania colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment.

AffordableCollegesOnline, describes itself as the “No. 1 resource for college affordability and financial aid information.”

July 25, 2013
Exercise science major receives $750 clerical scholarship

Emily McKissick, a Slippery Rock University exercise science major from Slippery Rock, has received the new $750 Clerical Education Scholarship from SRU clerical staff employees who support the scholarship. On-going opportunities for supporting the scholarship exist.

“I was very excited to receive this scholarship. I appreciate the award, and it will assist me as I continue my studies in exercise science,” McKissick said.

July 23, 2013
SRU graduate leads Seneca Valley school

Jodie Perry, who earned her K-12 principal certification from Slippery Rock University, has been appointed principal at the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School by the school’s board of education.

Perry will supervise students in grades nine through 10.

July 19, 2013
SRU accepts applications for new MBA

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Flexibility, access, opportunity and a field-based approach to learning to meet the needs of working adults are the goals behind Slippery Rock University's newly approved master's in business administration degree. Classes will begin January 2014.

The region's newest MBA program, offered through SRU's School of Business, was approved earlier this month by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board of governors. Approval came following a study and program approval request presented to the board by Cheryl Norton, SRU president.

July 19, 2013
Rock educators head east, Far East

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - International students enhance multiculturalism at Slippery Rock University, help preserve enrollment and build bridges. With these benefits in mind, SRU's Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio and two modern language faculty members will leave today for a two-week, 14,000-mile student recruitment trip to Japan and Korea.

Joining Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, dean of the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, are Ana Maria Caula, associate professor and chair of modern languages and cultures, and Yukako Ishimaru, instructor of modern languages and cultures, who teaches Japanese.

July 19, 2013
Spring commencement comes early

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has good news for next spring's graduating seniors: You are getting out a week earlier than originally planned.

SRU's spring commencements will now be at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., May 10, in Morrow Field House.

July 19, 2013
SRU Flute Choir earns 'big' invite

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The 'Big Easy' and 'Birthplace of Jazz," also known as New Orleans, will host another group of musicians next month ¬- the Slippery Rock University Flute Choir.

The choir, directed by Stacey Steele, SRU assistant professor of music, earned an invitation to perform during the Aug. 8-11 National Flute Association Annual Convention. Organizers bill the event as the largest flute convention in the country, with more than 100 solo and choir recitals by students and professionals, master classes and exhibits galore.

July 19, 2013
SRU's Child Care Center offers summer 'Kindergarten Camp'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Area youngsters are being offered the chance to get a jump start on kindergarten through a two-week summer camp being presented by the Student Government Association and its Child Care Center at Slippery Rock University.

The camp, open to pre-kindergarten youngsters, will run 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., weekdays Aug. 5-16, in McKay Education Building, home of the SGA Child Care Center.

July 19, 2013
Jeff Lynn aids Death Valley runners

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Think it's hot here this week? Jeff Lynn, Slippery Rock University professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, spent the week in scorching Death Valley, Calif., where he provided medical treatment for the legendary Badwater Ultramarathon in temperatures topping 120.

The 135-mile marathon melt, one of the toughest footraces in the world, pitted close to 100 athletes against one another and the elements. The race is especially grueling, Lynn said, because it moves from the Mojave Desert, which is 285 feet below sea level, to Mount Whitney, elevation 8,300 feet.

July 19, 2013
SRU's Old Stone House schedules 'summer history' lecture, event

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House has joined with Pennsylvania Humanities Council Commonwealth Speaker Steven Anderson to present "Homegrown Heroes: Pennsylvania Communities in the Civil War" July 27. The museum will offer "Conflict on the Venango," highlighting the French and Indian War, Aug. 10-11.

The 90-minute "Homegrown Heroes" program begins at 11 a.m.

July 19, 2013
Exercise science major receives $750 clerical scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Emily McKissick, a Slippery Rock University exercise science major from Slippery Rock, has received the new $750 Clerical Education Scholarship from SRU clerical staff employees who support the scholarship. On-going opportunities for supporting the scholarship exist.

"I was very excited to receive this scholarship. I appreciate the award, and it will assist me as I continue my studies in exercise science," McKissick said.

July 19, 2013
$800,000 steam line replacement boosts efficiency, reduces energy cost

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The steam that passes through underground pipelines to heat Patterson Hall, Rhoads Hall and Art Building I will reach the buildings with greater efficiency following Slippery Rock University's $800,000 steam line replacement.

The 1,000 feet of new infrastructure will reduce leaks and coal and gas consumption at the University's Boiler Plant, cutting utility costs and demonstrating SRU's leadership in sustainable design. The current pipes are 50 years old.

July 19, 2013
SRU completes successful '24-Hour Giving Challenge'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Plan, alert and then launch was the sequence of steps that proved successful for Slippery Rock University's "24-Hour Giving Challenge."

The email-based fundraising challenge launched at noon June 24 ending at 11:59 a.m. the following day, said Meagan Reed, annual fund director and program coordinator.

July 19, 2013
Storm Harbor 5K benefits scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Runners and walkers will make their way through the trails of Slippery Rock University's Storm Harbor Equestrian Center for a good cause when the center offers a 5K Run and 3K Walk Aug. 10.

The event, open to SRU employees and the public, will support the Rider Scholarship Fund. Storm Harbor provides riding opportunities with a focus on riders with disabilities. SRU students gain practical experience by running many of the programs.

July 16, 2013
Google picks SRU’s Joanne Leight for technology academy

Joanne Leight, Slippery Rock University associate professor of physical education, is one of 50 educators from around the world to be accepted to the July 24-25 Google Teacher Academy in Chicago. Leight will become a Google Certified Teacher.

The free, professional development conference gives primary and secondary educators hands-on experience with the latest Google products and technology in order to more fully incorporate technology into teaching strategies.

July 11, 2013
Jeff Lynn aids Death Valley runners

Jeff Lynn, Slippery Rock University professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, has been asked to provide medical treatment for a day-and-a-half during what many physiologists consider the toughest footrace on the planet ­– the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, Calif.

The 135-mile race begins July 15. Up to 100 participants will endure 120-degree heat during the day and cooler temperatures at night as they run for up to 36 consecutive hours.

July 10, 2013
SRU’s Old Stone House offers ‘Frontier Day’ July 13

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House will offer “Frontier Day” from noon to 5 p.m., July 13 at the museum giving visitors the chance to step back in time to see what it was like to be a settler on the western Pennsylvania frontier.

Frontiersmen will display their skills in hawk and knife-throwing, and settlers will show visitors how to grind corn. Demonstrations in historic cookery will be offered throughout the day, giving visitors the chance to learn what pioneers ate and how they cooked.

July 9, 2013
SRU School of Business gets MBA go ahead

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors today approved a request from the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees to allow SRU’s School of Business to offer a new master of business administration degree.

The new SRU MBA program is designed to meet the needs of the commonwealth’s high priority occupations in the areas of financial services, logistics and management. The 36- to 39-credit program will consist of three tracks: general, accounting/finance and management/marketing.

August 7, 2013
SRU Performing Arts Series brings New Christy Minstrels

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The sounds of the legendary New Christy Minstrels will fill Slippery Rock University’s University Union when SRU’s Performing Arts Series kicks off the 2013-14 season Sept. 6.

The renowned American folk group’s on-campus concert is at 7:30 p.m.

July 2, 2013
SRU academic success ranks among PSAC’s best

Slippery Rock University ranks among the best institutions in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in terms of student-athlete's academic success, according to recent reports released by the league office.

The Rock's student-athletes combined to post a 3.139 cumulative grade point average for the 2012-13 academic year, which ranks as the fourth-best in the 16-team PSAC and second-best among the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools.