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October 24, 2014
SRU's Wenhao Liu becomes ACSM fellow

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Wenhao Liu, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of physical and health education, has been inducted into as a fellow of American College and Sports Medicine.

ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. It has more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide. The Indianapolis, Ind.-based organization is advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

October 24, 2014
SRU Vietnam visit could result in new exchange agreements

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Keith Dils, dean of Slippery Rock University's College of Education, who recently led a group on a friendship building trip to Vietnam, sees unlimited potential for student study exchanges as the demand for higher education expands in the southeastern Asian nation.

Dils, Susan Hannam, dean of SRU's College of Health, Environment and Science, and Genevieve Bordogna, associate director of SRU's Office of Global Engagement, visited Vietnam Sept. 25-Oct. 7, spending time in four cities and visiting with higher education and high school officials in each to gauge the possibility of creating memorandums of understanding allowing future student exchanges.

October 24, 2014
SRU signs up - 87 times

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has begun installing 87 new campus signs, which utilize green-and-white aluminum with reflective graphics, directional arrows, color-coded parking letters and office-identifying bullets. The signs identify buildings, provide directions and feature campus maps that include "You Are Here."

SRU's main-entrance sign adjacent to West Gym will be 12 feet tall and illuminated by lights that power up at dusk like streetlights.

October 24, 2014
SRU cooks up 40th International Dinner

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Internations Club and the Office for Global Engagement at Slippery Rock University have been teaming up for 40 years for the annual International Dinner and this year they are going all out to make the 40th anniversary event extra special.

In addition to the traditional dinner, which will include more than 40 food items from recipes supplied by SRU international students - and their family members - the dinner will honor Eric Wikramanayake, a 1979 and 1981 SRU graduate, as the 2014 Outstanding International Student Alumni Award winner. International student scholarship recipients and donors will also be recognized at the event.

October 24, 2014
UPB brings 'Lone Survivor' to campus

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell will bring his personal story as the "Lone Survivor" of a secret, 2005 Afghanistan military mission to the Slippery Rock University Student Center at 8 p.m., Nov. 12.

University Program Board, the Student Veterans Association and the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership are sponsoring the lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from the center's Information Desk.

October 24, 2014
Student wires 1,500 LEDs for wedding

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When Andrew Lageman, a Slippery Rock University computer science post-baccalaureate studies major got married last month to Nicole Summaria, like all young men, he wanted the event to be special - and memorable. So he used his knowledge and skills to network 1,500 light emitting diodes to his microcomputer and produced a series of a light shows that played throughout the reception.

"It was just a great light show," he said.

October 24, 2014
One student remembers one-room schoolhouse

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students swept the floor, stoked the stove and rang the hand bell. They dipped their fingers (and pigtails) in inkwells and - if they were really bad - carved their names into wooden desks.

One Slippery Rock University graduate who remembers the do's and don'ts of the one-room schoolhouse is 81-year-old Gloria Wilkenson. She attended Hickory Corner, the white, clapboard school now located across from Old Main, for grades 1-8.

October 24, 2014
SRU blends art, music in museum trip

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Those joining Slippery Rock University's Nov. 9 trip to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, will get a double dose of entertainment as the Slippery Rock University Concert Choir performs "Songs of America."

"We thought that by combining two art forms, music and art, we would create a very enjoyable afternoon and a great way to help Slippery Rock University celebrate its 125th Anniversary," said Deborah Baker, director of special events. The Performing Arts Series and SRU's Office of Alumni Engagement are sponsoring the trip.

October 24, 2014
SRU's AMA hosts Pirate's ad executive

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kiley Cauvel, director of advertising and creative services for the Pittsburgh Pirates, will discuss her work at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 4, when she visits Slippery Rock University.

The lecture is in 142 Advance Technology and Science Hall.

October 21, 2014
Smith receives Chancellor’s Award from UT Martin

Robert Smith, president emeritus of Slippery Rock University president, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for University Service Oct. 25 from The University of Tennessee at Martin.

Smith, who lives in Tennessee, worked at Tennessee before his time at SRU and will receive the award during the university’s homecoming.

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