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August 27, 2014
SRU student playwright pens Old Stone House romantic comedy

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - An original play written by Kevin Lukacs, a Slippery Rock University history major from Butler and a docent at the University's Old Stone House, titled "The Stone House: An Original One-Act Play," will be presented at the museum by the Butler Little Theatre.

The Old Stone House, located three miles south of SRU, is one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks. Curtains are at 7 p.m. Aug. 27-29, Sept. 5-7 and Sept. 12-14.

August 25, 2014
SRU chosen to host 2015 US Youth Soccer Region I tourney

US Youth Soccer has announced Slippery Rock University and the Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association will host the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Presidents Cup, May 23-25.

Also hosting some of the action will be Dicks Sportsplex and North Boundary Park.

August 22, 2014
SRU introduces 'SCALE-UP' classroom

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - In the traditional college classroom, the professor lectures from the front of the room, with rows of students taking notes.

A new two-way approach is unfolding in Slippery Rock University's first "SCALE-UP" collaborative learning classroom in North Hall, where everything from seating assignments to interaction between students and professors is part of the technology of the room.

August 22, 2014
SRU academic, student affairs merge

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Philip Way, Slippery Rock University's provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, has spent his summer engaged in integrating and realigning programs and services as part of the University's overall merger of two divisions - academic affairs and student affairs.

Following the retirement of Robert Watson, interim vice president for student affairs, SRU President Cheryl Norton embarked on a plan to merge previous responsibilities handled by two vice presidents under Way as a means of better serving students.

August 22, 2014
SRU adds 21 new faculty for fall semester

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - As Slippery Rock University begins its 2014 fall semester as part of its yearlong 125 anniversary celebration, 21 new faculty will be among those welcoming some 1,500 new students to campus classrooms.

"We are always on the search for new, innovative and quality faculty for our classrooms, and this year is no exception," said Philip Way, SRU provost and vice president for academic and student affairs.

August 22, 2014
Theatre students electrify Scotland

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - It's a scene that plays out before every Slippery Rock University theatre performance. Waiting in the green room, students check their makeup, button their costumes and warm up their vocal chords.

A similar scene unfolded recently for 15 students - 4,000 miles away in Scotland.

August 22, 2014
SRU invites 'Family and Friends' to Sept. 5-6 weekend activities

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Parents and friends of Slippery Rock University students will get the chance to see what their child is experiencing as an SRU student when the University hosts Family and Friends Weekend Sept. 5-6.

The two-day event is designed to allow students to show their family and friends what college life is like, including the "entertainment factor."

August 22, 2014
SRU hosts 'Global Images of U.S. Women'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Global Images of U.S. Women, a two-component international exhibition of postcard art and a panel discussion, will come to the Slippery Rock University campus Sept. 15-18.

"Our goal is to foster dialogue about how art, politics and culture intersect transnationally, particularly in gender terms," said Barbara Westman, assistant professor of art and program organizer. "Artworks presented in the exhibition will show the international women artists' interpretations of an American women portrait."

August 21, 2014
Rock lacrosse team, two players earns IWLCA academic honors

GRAND LAKE, Colo. - The Slippery Rock University women's lacrosse team was named as one of 45 Division II programs to earn the Academic Honor Squad title from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. In addition, two members of The Rock team were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.

Slippery Rock earned the team award for maintaining a collective grade point average of above 3.0 following the 2013-14 academic year.

August 19, 2014
SRU'S Jackson receives SHAPE America appointment

Dallas Jackson, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physical and health education, has been appointed to the physical activity council of the Society of Health and Physical Educators America organization.

Jackson is the adapted physical activity representative for the organization, commonly known as SHAPE America. Dolly Lambdin, organization president, appointed Jackson.

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