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March 29, 2013
SRU hosts Autism Awareness Conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 600 people interested in autism will participate in a daylong Autism Awareness Conference hosted by Slippery Rock University April 3, in the Smith Student Center. Two-dozen vendors offering services used by those on the autism spectrum and their families will display their products.

Maureen Ziegler, a Slippery Rock University graduate and an elementary, middle school and high school teacher with extensive experience working with students with autism, will deliver the keynote address to open the bi-annual conference.

March 29, 2013
SRU's 'Earth Days 2013' programming

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's April 6-27 "Earth Days 2013" program will offer more than 30 activities, providing a green voice to the planet's mounting environmental challenges and encouraging everyday sustainability practice.

Activities, which are open to the public, will include films, guest lectures and programs in sustainability education and environmental preservation.

March 29, 2013
Slippery Rock University names Hogue 'Outstanding Service Award' winner

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dixie Hogue, administrative assistant I in Slippery Rock University's Office of Academic Affairs, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 President's Award for Outstanding Service for 31 years of dedicated service.

The award will be presented at 2 p.m., April 7, as part of the University's annual Academic Honors Convocation. The event, in Morrow Field House, celebrates academics, scholarship and achievement, and honors students, faculty and staff for their accomplishments.

March 29, 2013
SNA wants 'All IZE on Hunger'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Student Nonprofit Alliance at Slippery Rock University is coordinating a nine-day "All IZE on Hunger" campaign beginning April 1.

The multi-event program includes the chance to sign a "Hunger is NO Joke!" pledgecard on which participants agree to skip a meal April 1, April Fools Day, in honor of the 52.8-million Americans who are food insecure, and the opportunity to donate non-perishable food to help support the Slippery Rock Summer Food program for Kids. Cards will be available beginning today across campus.

March 29, 2013
Sound of music: SRU modernizes Swope

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Many of the construction barriers have been removed, the hammers have fallen silent and the tone of pianos, trumpets, clarinets and drums can be heard in full on the bottom floor of Slippery Rock University's Swope Music Hall.

A $100,000 renovation- the first since Swope opened in 1978 - is two thirds complete, said David Glover, associate professor of music and department chair.

March 29, 2013
SRU hosts 'Girls Rock at STEM'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A dozen high school girls from regional schools will visit Slippery Rock University April 2 as participants in "Girls Rock at STEM," - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The freshmen through junior high school women will spend their day exploring careers in the STEM fields by shadowing SRU faculty who will serve as mentors.

March 29, 2013
SRU Student Juried Exhibit opens April 1

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The textures, shapes, colors and lines of art will be displayed en masse during Slippery Rock University's April 1-25 Student Juried Exhibition in the Martha Gault Gallery in Maltby. The juried exhibition gives students the opportunity to display their work and receive critiques from SRU art faculty and an outside juror.

Students also learn the ins and outs of art installation and promotion and will have their artwork viewed by a broader audience.

March 29, 2013
Professor recalls cancer challenges

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Carmen Rabell, author and professor of comparative literature at the University of Puerto Rico, will explain how she had to learn speak again after brain surgery when she visits Slippery Rock University April 3.

Rabell's address, sponsored by SRU's department of modern languages and cultures, will be at 5 p.m. in 105 Vincent Science Center.

March 29, 2013
SRU students plan Braddock CareBreak

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For the past decade, Slippery Rock University students have been lending a hand to help restore the once-decaying mill town of Braddock. Students will return April 5-7 to continue their work in rebuilding the city; on this trip they will be housed at the first Carnegie Library in the U.S.

Braddock has its share of boarded-up storefronts, abandoned houses and high unemployment levels, yet there remains a partnership between citizens of the town and the SRU Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, said Laurel Dagnon, director of programming for the center.

March 29, 2013
Panhellenic Council hosts human trafficking speaker

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Panhellenic Council hopes to raise awareness and support for the modern anti-slavery movement by hosting Jaime Turek, a speaker with the Project to End Human Trafficking, in a free 7:30 p.m., April 9, lecture in the Smith Student Center.

Sorority members at SRU are selling bracelets to support the Red Thread Movement ( throughout the month of March. The red bracelets are reminders of the fight against sexual slavery in Nepal.

March 29, 2013
SRU Green and White Society plans 'Backpacks to Briefcases' program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students and alumni of Slippery Rock University will be on hand as SRU's Green and White Society hosts its annual "Backpacks to Briefcases" at 4:45 p.m., April 4, at the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

The B2B event focuses on helping students transition to their professional careers by giving them the chance to network with alumni and learn about job opportunities or internships.

March 29, 2013
English professors edit storytelling book

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. ­– Nancy Barta-Smith and Danette DiMarco, Slippery Rock University professors of English, served as editors and contributing authors to a new book on storytelling, “Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold.”

The professors reinterpreted the way in which literary critics discuss adaptation.

March 28, 2013
SRU graduate student earns $5,000 NBCC Foundation award

Erica Perry, a Slippery Rock University school counseling graduate student from Ellwood City, has been awarded a $5,000 2013 NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to counseling students who commit to practicing in rural areas following graduation.

The mission of the NBCC Foundation is to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change.

March 26, 2013
’06 alumna earns doctorate

Tera McIntosh, a 2006 Slippery Rock University therapeutic recreation graduate, has been awarded a doctorate in leadership and change from Antioch University.

Her dissertation was titled “Show and Tell: Using Restorative Practices and Asset Based Community Development to Address Issues of Safety and Violence.”

March 27, 2013
SRU graduate handles guest services at First & Goal Inc.

Tom Pitzer, a 2008 Slippery Rock University sport management graduate, has been named director of guest services for First & Goal Inc.

Pitzer, from Scottsdale, minored in business administration.

March 25, 2013
Rock men’s basketball concludes successful season

The Slippery Rock University men’s basketball team, under the direction of fifth-year head coach Kevin Reynolds, has concluded one of its finest seasons in school history.

The Rock won an opening-round NCAA tournament game for the first time since 1978, claimed its second Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference runner-up finish in the last three seasons and tied a school record for most wins in a season with a 23-9 final record, the most victories by an SRU men’s team since 1991.

March 21, 2013
SRU percussionists offer concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Drum roll: The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble and Panorama group will demonstrate their chops in contemporary, Caribbean and classical drumming when they perform at 7:30 p.m. April 4 in Swope Recital Hall.

The ensemble, directed by David Glover, associate professor of music and department chair, will perform pieces written for percussion instruments.

March 15, 2013
Macoskey Center rents garden plots

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research is offering organic garden plots to students and community for organic gardens this summer.

Interested persons can garden individually or in groups.

March 15, 2013
Professors expand view of storytelling

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Like people, no story is an island. This is a maxim two Slippery Rock University English professors clearly understand since they served as editors and contributing authors to a new book on storytelling titled "Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold."

Nancy Barta-Smith and Danette DiMarco, SRU Professors of English, have reinterpreted the way in which literary critics discuss adaptation.

March 15, 2013
Guest speaker confronts 'big boys'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ellen Bravo, a nationally known advocate for gender equality, will present a free lecture about workplace disparities March 26 in Slippery Rock University's Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium.

Bravo, an author and director of the Milwaukee-based Family Values @ Workc consortium will present "Real Stories from the War on Women" at 7:30 p.m. The SRU Women's Studies Program is coordinating her appearance.

March 15, 2013
Jirasakuldech earns SRU scholarly, creative achievement award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Benjamas Jirasakuldech, associate professor in Slippery Rock University's School of Business, has been named the 2013 President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement recipient.

The award honors Jirasakuldech's research titled "Financial disclosure, investor protection and stock market behavior; an international comparison," published in the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

March 15, 2013
Sequester chomps at student aid

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For many, the much-touted federal government sequester came in March 1 like a lamb, but for a few Slippery Rock University students serving in the National Guard, it came in like a lion chomping on their federal tuition assistance.

At least a half-dozen SRU students serving in the National Guard received an email from the GoArmyEd Student Support Services/Helpdesk informing them the "Secretary of the Army has approved the suspension of Tuition Assistance effective 5 p.m. on March 8, 2013. Soldiers will no longer be permitted to submit new requests for Tuition Assistance. However, soldiers currently enrolled in courses approved for Tuition Assistance are not affected, and will be allowed to complete current course enrollment(s)."

March 15, 2013
Student miles benefit 'Make A Wish'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When the 20 Slippery Rock University students from Bruce Orvis's "Sales Management" class head to Italy Thursday for a spring break study-abroad opportunity, they are going to make someone very happy. The class will log approximately 225,000 frequent flier miles they have decided to donate to benefit the regional Make-A-Wish Foundation. The idea was the brainchild of Kimberly Arntz, a business management and marketing major from Elizabethtown, who is currently interning with the foundation.

"I learned about their frequent flier program as part of my internship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and put two-and-two together deciding to donate my miles. Then, the idea hit that my classmates could also join in, I asked them - and they did," Arntz said.

March 15, 2013
SRU’s Cameron Daugherty vaults to second at nationals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cameron Daugherty, a Slippery Rock University graduate student from Jacksonville, N.C., and pole vault standout took second place at the 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships last Saturday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Daugherty shattered his own SRU school record and broke the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference all-time record with a clearance of 5.20 meters (17'0.25”) to place second.

March 14, 2013
SRU graduate earn UT College of Dentistry alumni award

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Rebecca Barton, a retired dentist and a 1967 Slippery Rock University health and physical education graduate, has been named the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award winner by the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in recognition of her distinguished dental career.

The award was presented at the College of Dentistry Alumni Awards luncheon earlier this month.

March 13, 2013
SRU’s Arnhold receives $60,000 grant

Robert Arnhold, Slippery Rock University professor of physical education, has received a $60,000 grant from the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust in Pittsburgh to continue SRU’s Classroom to Community Program.

The grant is the second of a two-year grant program, Arnold said.

March 12, 2013
Ashley West earns All-American honor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ashley West, a Slippery Rock University freshman from Gibsonia and a high jumper on the women’s track and field team, earned All-America honors at the 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

West has been outstanding all season in her first collegiate year of action and capped the season last Saturday by earning All-America honors in the high jump in which she cleared a height of 1.70 meters (5'7”) to tie for eighth.

March 11, 2013
Rock men earn NCAA tournament berth

Slippery Rock University’s men's basketball team will make its second trip to the NCAA Division II tournament in the last three seasons when it takes on Winston-Salem State University in Atlantic Regional first-round action. The NCAA game will tip off at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, at West Liberty University in West Virginia.

Virginia. The Rock, which claimed Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference runner-up honors last weekend under the direction of fifth-year head coach Kevin Reynolds, own a 22-8 record and received the seventh seed in the eight-team regional competition.

March 8, 2013
Pittsburgh artist lectures at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Emily Walley, a Pittsburgh sculpture and video artist who uses video to convey the relationship of time and movement, will present a visiting artist lecture at Slippery Rock University from 12:30-2 p.m., March 12 in the Art Building.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

March 8, 2013
Student recitals, art exhibits signal spring

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Spring is nearly here. Flowering trees on campus are one of the biggest stars of the season, usurped only by Slippery Rock University music, dance and art students who will be sharing the bill with the blooms.

More than 50 students will present senior recitals, including instrument and vocal performances, dance choreography and art exhibits in painting, stoneware and digital media.

March 8, 2013
Butler, New Castle science students win SRU scholarships; access to May contest

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jessica Marinaro, a senior at Butler Area Senior High School, and John Maas, a junior at New Castle Junior-Senior High School, took first place honors in the 56th Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region IX, including four-year, $12,000 scholarships to Slippery Rock University, which hosted the event.

The scholarships are contingent on the students enrolling at SRU.

March 8, 2013
SRU student volunteers tackle N.J. 'Restore the Shore' project

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Thirteen Slippery Rock University volunteer students will be off to the Jersey Shore March 17-22 to "Restore the Shore" as part of their spring break CareBreak program. Students will lend a hand in making repairs caused by Hurricane Sandy that struck the eastern seaboard in late October.

"The participating students will be undertaking community service work in Ortley Beach, New Jersey," said Justin Vallorani, SRU graduate student from New Kensington in charge of volunteer programs in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

March 8, 2013
Comedian Wendi Fox plans campus visit

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Wendi Fox, a dream leader and comedian, will offer "Saving Lives," a free program designed to inspire positive change while nurturing the human spirit through the power of humor, when she visits Slippery Rock University March 13.

The event is at 7 p.m., in the Smith Center Ballroom.

March 8, 2013
SRU offers ping-pong exercise clinic

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Table tennis can provide a good form of exercise and SRU's department of physical education department is offering two Table Tennis Clinics open to faculty and staff as a way of helping them boost their physical activity.

The sessions will be 12:30 p.m., March 28 and April 2, on the main floor of Morrow Field House.

March 8, 2013
'Women Who Rock' strike chord

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Women's Center, Women's Studies Program and the music department will celebrate "Women Who Rock," in a multi-part program at noon, March 12, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

"We wanted to shed some light on something that brings people together, music. After learning about the "Women Who Rock" exhibit that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland put together, we thought it would be an exciting break from the norm to showcase women's history in rock and roll," said Carly Masiroff, a graduate assistant in the SRU Women's Center.

March 8, 2013
Workshop hones 'Business Pitch' skills

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Have a great idea for a business or product? You can learn how to whittle your idea into an "elevator pitch" at a "Rock the Boat Make Your Pitch Workshop" at Slippery Rock University.

The 6 p.m., March 13, session will be in Eisenberg Classroom Building Auditorium and is a pre-session to SRU's third annual Rock the Boat Competition in April. The competition includes $1,000 in cash prizes for the best ideas.

March 8, 2013
SRU Tutorial Center draws more students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Slippery Rock University students are taking their studies a bit more seriously," said Mark Campbell, assistant professor and coordinator of the University's Tutorial Center. "We know that because requests for tutoring are up 11 percent over a year ago.

Campbell said the Tutorial Center in Bailey Library responded to 1,303 subject requests for tutoring from 1,037 individual students during fall semester 2012, up 11 percent compared to the previous year. "Although students may request tutoring in more than one topic, we still saw a 9 percent hike in individuals requesting help."

March 8, 2013
SRU student newspaper wins Pa. News Media awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rocket, Slippery Rock University's weekly student newspaper, has earned five awards, including a first place award for feature photo, from the Pennsylvania News Media Association.

The 2013 Student Keystone Press Award winners were announced earlier this week

March 8, 2013
SRU 'Up 'til 2' raises $52,096

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University 2012 "Up 'til 2" campaign for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., raised $52,096.

The total was announced Thursday at the SRU Panhellenic Council Alcohol Free Mix Off in the Smith Student Center. The announcement was made Stephanie Cohen, an elementary education major from Twinsburg, Ohio, and executive director of SRU's Up 'til 2 program.

March 8, 2013
SRU hosts 'Shale Summit III'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is teaming with the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Butler County Chamber of Commerce and WISR/WBUT radio to sponsor "Shale Summit III" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 19, in the University's Smith Student Center. The event will give local business the chance to learn more about the needs of the shale industry

"This will be a great business-to-business opportunity for anyone in the region to showcase their services and products to others involved in the industry," said Kurt Schimmel, dean of SRU's College of Business, Information and Social Sciences.

March 8, 2013
Athletes with disabilities need access

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - While Title IX legislation has helped to even out the playing field for able-bodied women athletes, there is "work to be done" to broaden opportunities for girls and women with disabilities, one of the nation's leading advocates said Monday during a keynote address in Slippery Rock University's Smith Student Center.

"There is not a lot of awareness about the opportunities available to girls and women with disabilities," Ann Cody, director of policy and global outreach for BlazeSports America, said. "That is why I love coming to this University," she said. "All of you can be the vessels for change."

March 8, 2013
Lopiano champions Title IX

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Donna Lopiano has been a staunch supporter of gender equity in sports ever since she stumbled across a Little League rulebook as a child. Turning to page 14, she read the words that changed her life: "No girls allowed."

Lopiano, an All-American softball player and former chief executive officer of The Women's Sports Foundation, shared that memory and many others Monday when she presented a keynote address during Slippery Rock University Diversity and Inclusion Series.

March 8, 2013
Cobb earns Teaching Excellence Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Thom Cobb, Slippery Rock University associate professor of dance, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The award will be presented at the University's annual Academic Honors Convocation at 2 p.m., April 7, in Morrow Field House.

March 8, 2013
SRU earns community service award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has been named to the 2013 President's Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

March 8, 2013
Carol Matteson, '68, receives Title IX Champion Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - With more than 100 admirers on hand, Carol Matteson, a 1968 Slippery Rock University graduate, former professor and retired president of Mount Ida College, received SRU's inaugural Title IX Champion Award Monday.

Cheryl Norton, SRU president, lauded Matteson for demonstrating "visionary leadership" and making "a significant contribution to gender equity. Over her lifetime, Carol has been engaged in the critical issues of education," Norton said.

March 8, 2013
SRU students exhibit drone research for trustees

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Members of the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees today got an up close look at research using drones that is being conducted by SRU computer science students and faculty.

Students demonstrated how they are working with drones to make use of extended wireless technology and expanding the payload possible by reducing the size of components. They are also working to allow the remote-controlled drone to be able to fly without direct human control. The students flew a small drone, showing it lifting off from a table, hovering in mid-air, and then making a soft landing on the floor of the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center meeting room.

March 8, 2013
Massachusetts Review publishes English professor’s essay

Mark O’Connor, Slippery Rock University professor of English, has written a historical essay about the Polish Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh that was published by The Massachusetts Review.

The 16-page “Holy Ghosts” essay presents a warts-and-all sketch of the gritty neighborhood populated by Polish immigrants in the 19th century.

March 7, 2013
Daugherty claims Regional Athlete of the Year honor

NEW ORLEANS – Cameron Daugherty, a Slippery Rock University graduate student and pole vault standout from Jacksonville, N.C., has been named the Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Regional Athletes of the Year are selected by coaches in each region and honor the top track athlete and field athlete for both men and women. Daugherty was the only male athlete from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference to be honored, joining Track Athlete of the Year Dane Hyatt of Saint Augustine's as the top two athletes in the region.

March 6, 2013
SRU graphics staff earns five Educational Advertising Awards

Aaron Moore, graphic designer in the Slippery Rock University University Public Relations Office, won four Educational Advertising Awards, and Sandra Busch, publications manager in the PR office, won one Educational Advertising Award in competition sponsored by the HMR Publications Group.

HMR Publications Group is a source for marketing news and information from around the nation in the fields of higher education and healthcare marketing. Moore scored a Gold Award for his “She Should Have Died that Night” poster promoting SRU’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Program; a bronze for his logo design “Climb to New Heights” for SRU’s new student orientation program and two merit honors for his “Jazz Generations” poster for an SRU Jazz Ensemble concert and his CD-size calendar packet offering 12 photo cards of campus distributed by the SRU Office of Advancement to donors and potential donors.

March 6, 2013
SRU earns President’s Community Service Honor Roll status

Slippery Rock University has been named to the 2013 President's Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

March 4, 2013
SRU PR Office earns five national Collegiate Advertising Awards

The Collegiate Advertising Award program, an elite program designed to recognize today’s most talented educational marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion, has presented five awards, including two gold honors, to Slippery Rock University’s University Public Relations Office.

Judging was completed by a panel of design and education marketing professionals with decades of combined experience. Entries were judged on: creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness. SRU was one of only two schools nationally to win five awards.

March 1, 2013
SRU's UPB plans Kalahari Waterpark trip

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The University Program Board at Slippery Rock University will host an all-day trip to Kalahari Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio, March 2.

Buses will leave the University Union Parking Lot at 8 a.m., arriving at the park at 10 a.m. Buses will depart the park at 7 p.m., returning to campus at 9 p.m.

March 1, 2013
Forensic expert plans SRU lecture

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - John Rago, an associate professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law and director of both The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and the Law School's Post-conviction DNA Project, will bring his expertise to Slippery Rock University for a 12:30 p.m., March 5, lecture in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

His lecture, "Wrongful Conviction and DNA Analysis," is sponsored by SRU's pre-law program.

March 1, 2013
Campus Family Campaign raises $158,170

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Supporters of Slippery Rock University's 2012-13 Campus Family Campaign are pleased the campaign raised $158,170 - a 3 percent increase over the previous year.

His lecture, "Wrongful Conviction and DNA Analysis," is sponsored by SRU's pre-law program.

March 1, 2013
SRU expands spring travel opportunities

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's study abroad program has added two new countries, Turkey and Sweden, and a trip focused on diversity and diversity issues to London, to its list of countries where students will study during spring break.

In all, 315 SRU students will participate in 16 separate academic and educational trips to eight countries as part of their March 14-22 spring break.

March 1, 2013
Counseling Center earns re-accreditation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Student Counseling Center has been re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services Inc.

The Alexandria, Va.-based organization is the accrediting agency for U.S., Canadian and Australian counseling programs.

March 1, 2013
Holland pens dance textbook

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Music Fundamentals for Dance," a new textbook written by Nola Nolen Holland, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of dance, resembles a "Best and Brightest" of the dance department.

The cover features two SRU dance graduates. Ten other pictures of current dance majors or dance graduates appear in the textbook along with Jaya Mani, SRU instructor of dance, who is photographed in traditional Indian dance attire. Fifty illustrations, prepared or drawn by Nolen Holland, complement the text.

March 1, 2013
History faculty urge seeing 'Lincoln'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The feature film "Lincoln," nominated for 12 Academy Awards and winner of two, will play on the Slippery Rock University campus next week, and some SRU history faculty are urging students to see the 150-minute film despite some of its acknowledged historical flaws.

The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, earned actor Daniel Day-Lewis an Oscar as Best Actor for his portrayal of the final days of the nation's 16th president. The film also won an Oscar in the Best Production Design category. The free campus screening, sponsored by the Student Government Association, is at 8 p.m., March 29 and March 31 in the Smith Student Center Theater.

March 1, 2013
Education majors confront challenges

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University education majors quickly find that today's classroom teaching is more than 2+2; Columbus sailed the ocean blue; the Whig party campaign slogan of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too"; and the correct spelling of "r-u-c-k-u-s" must be matched with the age-old lessons of the days of "duck and cover."

School and classroom safety are now a major part of a classroom teacher's routine responsibility, said Jim Preston, assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood development. Preston supervises SRU student teachers in school districts across the region.

March 1, 2013
SRU cross country squad, 3 runners earn All-Academic honors

NEW ORLEANS – Three Slippery Rock University student athletes and the entire SRU men's cross country team have been honored for their academic and athletic achievements by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, which presented them All-Academic team and individual awards.