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April 11, 2014
PASSHE chancellor outlines vision

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education remains committed to its mission of providing high-quality, affordable education and will be guided by its new strategic plan, "2020--Rising to the Challenge" in fulfilling that mission, Chancellor Frank Brogan said this week in his first State of the System address.

Brogan further said his goal is for PASSHE to be recognized as the "most flexible, most collaborative and most student-focused" university system in America.

April 11, 2014
BOG approves new degrees

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Thursday approved new graduate degree programs in health science and special education to be offered separately by Lock Haven and Slippery Rock universities and new flexible pricing plans at Clarion and Millersville universities.

Lock Haven University will offer a master of science in health science degree that will include concentrations in health promotion/education and healthcare management. It will prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, community health centers and nonprofit health and human services settings. The program will be delivered online and via interactive videoconferencing.

April 11, 2014
Study finds more PE leads to more PA

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For Ethan Hull, assistant professor of physical and health education at Slippery Rock University, and his undergraduate student researchers, the conclusion is as clear as a push-up: Taking physical education in school appears to lead to increased physical activity outside of school.

Hull and his student research assistants, Elizabeth Kolodziejczak from Hammondsport, N.Y., and Yevonne Carlson, from Smethport, both SRU physical and health education majors, are exploring the question: "Physical Education and Physical Activity: Is There A Link?"

April 11, 2014
SRU hosts NSTS conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's College of Education will host a National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference April 14-15 in the Smith Student Center. Herbert Hunt, a retired SRU assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood development, will be the keynote speaker. This is the eighth time SRU has hosted the event.

Registration opens at 8 a.m., April 14, and 8:30 a.m., April 15.

April 11, 2014
The Rocket wins eight SPJ awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Society of Professional Journalists has awarded eight 2013 Mark of Excellence Awards in Region 4, to The Rocket, Slippery Rock University's weekly student newspaper. Five of the awards went to Alex Mowrey, the newspaper's photo editor.

Mowrey, a communication major from San Diego, Calif., earned five awards, among them the top spot in three categories. He earned first place in the Sports Photography Category for his coverage of an SRU vs. Millersville men's soccer game; in the General News Photography Category for his coverage of a pep rally; and in the Feature Photography Category for his "Rockin' Bodies" coverage of the Mr./Ms. SRU Body Building Competition.

April 11, 2014
SRU's student newspaper earns 27 Society for Collegiate Journalism awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rocket, Slippery Rock University's weekly student newspaper, has scored 27 honors from the Society for Collegiate Journalists as part of the society's annual contest recognizing excellence in collegiate journalism for 2014.

The newspaper, operated as a student organization on campus, captured eight first-place awards overall. The paper earned honorable mention in the Newspaper Overall Excellence Category and in the Companion Newspaper Website Overall Excellence Category for its entry.

April 11, 2014
Bailey Library offers week of contests

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Bailey Library will mark National Library Week, April 13-19, with a series of contests as part of the campaign's "Lives change @ your library" initiative.

The activities are open to faculty, staff, students and community members.

April 11, 2014
SRU theater students prepare two, one-act James McCure comedies

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's theatre department will offer two comic masterpieces by James McClure "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lonestar" at 7:30 p.m., April 15, and April 27-May 1, with a 2 p.m. matinee April 25.

The shows will be presented in the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union.

April 4, 2014
SRU marks 125th Anniversary with day of scholarly research presentations

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University, celebrating its 125th anniversary, will offer a full day of academic presentations April 10 when it presents the annual Slippery Rock University Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement in the Smith Student Center.

More than 200 students and faculty will be involved in the presentations.

April 11, 2014
Jammin' Divas perform May 4

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Jammin' Divas, a talented singing group with vastly different cultural backgrounds, will present the final performance in the 2013-14 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series May 4. The cafe-style show, part of SRU's annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, is at 4 p.m., in the University Union's Multi-Purpose Room.

A special 2 p.m. children's participation workshop, with the Jammin' Divas leading hand-clapping jazz and folk songs, is planned for those ages 7 to 11. A discounted price of $10 is available to children and parents attending the workshop and includes admission to the 4 p.m. concert. A parent supervisor is required with each group of children. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

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