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November 21, 2014
SRU winds down 125th celebration

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's yearlong celebration marking its 125th anniversary draws to a close in December with a ceremony placing important memorabilia in a Plexiglas time capsule and the reading of the names of the fall semester graduation class.

Among the last events of the yearlong celebration will be a 12:30 p.m., Dec. 4., placing of appropriate remembrance items in a time capsule, that when sealed, will be placed on permanent display in the Smith Student Center. Memorabilia collected throughout the year will be placed in the capsule. Members of the SRU Council of Trustees are expected to participate along with students, faculty, staff and members of the local community who joined in the celebration.

November 21, 2014
SRU joins AASCU's economic initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Slippery Rock University has joined in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities national effort to engage students in the topic of economic inequality and its impact on democracy through a three-year initiative.

David Kershaw, SRU assistant professor of political science, will lead the University's efforts.

November 21, 2014
SRU students view historic comet landing

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Most students in Krishna Mukherjee's "Space Science" class at Slippery Rock University were in elementary school when the Rosetta spacecraft started its 4 billion mile journey from earth headed to Comet 67P.

"Last week, it just so happened that my class was meeting at the very time [Nov. 12] the Philae lander was about to land on the comet," Mukherjee, an assistant professor of physics and pre-engineering, said. "So we tuned in and the entire class watched the live feed as scientists in Mission Control of the European Space Agency headquarters peered anxiously at their screen for a signal from the landing craft Philae."

November 21, 2014
Don't get dragged down by deer hunting

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - As deer season gets under way, three Slippery Rock University exercise and rehabilitative science professors have a research-backed message for hunters and their families - it's not the cold or miles of walking that pose the greatest cardiac risk, it's dragging the deer out of the woods.

Steve Verba and Brock Jensen, assistant professors, and Jeff Lynn, associate professor, have published "Dynamic heart rate response to deer hunting in men and women."

November 21, 2014
SRU students' unsolved-murder research wins Pa. Historical Association award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two Slippery Rock University history majors examined the death of Ronald Mitchell and learned a lot about his life: He was a wounded man, a 21-year-old Purple Heart recipient, husband and father who survived combat in Vietnam only to get shot to death during a drive-by shooting in New Castle.

The 1970 incident, which sparked riots and remains unsolved, captivated students Alex Tabor and Shelby Heisler, from Penn and Moon. The pair's research on the case, presented within the broader context of the civil rights movement, earned them a first prize in the Pennsylvania Historical Association's undergraduate poster research competition.

November 21, 2014
SRU dance department presents concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Modern, tap, video and classical Indian dance will be performed by more than 70 Slippery Rock University dance students during SRU's Dance Fall Concert at 2 and 5 p.m., Dec. 6-7, in SRU's Swope Recital Hall.

Twenty students developed choreography for the concert.

November 21, 2014
SRU flautists to perform 'The Nutcracker'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Flute Ensemble will present a dynamic experience for the ears with works from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," beat boxing sounds and music with narration during its Fall Concert at 4 p.m., Nov. 23, in Swope Music Hall.

Twelve students will perform. Cassandra Eisenreich, music instructor, will direct.

November 21, 2014
SUMA offers 'Red Ribbon Monologues'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Student Union for Multicultural Affairs at Slippery Rock University will host the fifth annual "Red Ribbon Monologues" event promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in recognition of World AIDS Day at 7 p.m., Dec. 1.

The free interactive program, which presents real-life monologues, will be presented in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

November 21, 2014
SRU marks 'Holidays Around the World'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of Multicultural Development will host its fifth annual "Holidays Around the World" event at 12:30 p.m., Dec. 4, in the Smith Student Center Commuter Lounge, offering the campus the chance to see how other cultures celebrate winter holidays.

This year, 10 student groups are participating. They include: the Black Action Society, Student Union for Multicultural Affairs, Student Organization of Latinos, Study Abroad Club, American Sign Language Club, Green & White Society, India Club, All Saint's Lutheran Student Center, Internation's Club and the SRU chapter of the NAACP.

November 21, 2014
SRU's '411' program helps career search

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - One thing college students know a lot about is cramming, so John Rindy, Slippery Rock University's Office of Career Education and Development director, used that approach to "cram" a lot of information into a two-hour "Senior Career 411" program to ensure winter graduates are prepared for their upcoming job searches.

The "411" session is at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 3, in 319 Smith Student Center.

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