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 November 2010 Archive 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

SRU woos Pittsburgh Promise students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. ­– Teireik Williams, a high school student from Pittsburgh, said he liked what he saw when he visited Slippery Rock University last week as part of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program.

 

Riding team hosts square dance

 

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – “All four ladies out to the right of the ring and when you get there it’s everyone swing, allemande left and when get home bow to your partner,” is not a foreign language class at Slippery Rock University, it’s what participants in Saturday’s “Hoedown Showdown” will be learning while having fun.

 

Tibetan monks visit SRU, offer diversity   

 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Seven monks and a translator from the Gaden Shartse Monastery Sacred Earth Healing Arts of Tibet will spend Nov. 8-12 on the Slippery Rock University campus discussing their life and showing their artistic talents as part of Tibetan Culture Week.

 

Dance concert features jazz, tap, hip-hop

 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University dance department will present two Jazz Dance/Tap Ensemble Concerts Saturday in Swope Music Hall featuring a variety of jazz, tap and hip-hop choreography.

 

SRU celebrates Internations Week

 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University will observe Internations Week with a host of activities featuring SRU international students. The celebration culminates with the annual International Dinner at 7 p.m., Nov. 13.

 

Marching Pride replays stadium favorites

 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University Marching Pride will present its annual “Stadium Echoes” concert at 8 p.m., Nov. 19, in Morrow Field House.

 

SRU AmeriCorps launches Christmas Elf program

 

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University AmeriCorps program has teamed with the Butler County Salvation Army to again offer people the opportunity to bring Christmas to needy area children and their families through the Project Elf program.

SRU approves Chinese schools pact

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has signed letters of understanding with three secondary schools in China to provide the framework for educational and cultural exchange. SRU will recruit graduates from the schools, and China will send 20 English teachers to SRU in 2011 for a workshop focusing on English teaching methods.

Susan Hannam, SRU dean of the College of Health, Environment and Science, traveled to China Oct. 8-15 to deliver the letters of understanding to Jinling and Hongda senior high schools and Haining No. 1 Middle School.

Student researcher examines natural gas drilling impact

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - There is big money and big controversy in drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania and other states. Lisa Andresky, a Slippery Rock University environmental science major from Beaver, has been researching the potential environmental impact by participating in a National Science Foundation-funded research project.

Andresky has been examining the chemical content of the Marcellus shale, a massive rock formation and large source of natural gas that stretches from New York to West Virginia.

SRU joins President's Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Slippery Rock University has been elected a founding member of the Presidents' Alliance, a 70-member organization working to improve student learning on U.S. campuses.

The alliance is a national initiative that represents all sectors of higher education: four-year, two-year, public and private institutions.

 

SRU approves Chinese schools pact

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has signed letters of understanding with three secondary schools in China to provide the framework for educational and cultural exchange. SRU will recruit graduates from the schools, and China will send 20 English teachers to SRU in 2011 for a workshop focusing on English teaching methods.

Susan Hannam, SRU dean of the College of Health, Environment and Science, traveled to China Oct. 8-15 to deliver the letters of understanding to Jinling and Hongda senior high schools and Haining No. 1 Middle School.

Student researcher examines natural gas drilling impact

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - There is big money and big controversy in drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania and other states. Lisa Andresky, a Slippery Rock University environmental science major from Beaver, has been researching the potential environmental impact by participating in a National Science Foundation-funded research project.

Andresky has been examining the chemical content of the Marcellus shale, a massive rock formation and large source of natural gas that stretches from New York to West Virginia.

SRU joins President's Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Slippery Rock University has been elected a founding member of the Presidents' Alliance, a 70-member organization working to improve student learning on U.S. campuses.

The alliance is a national initiative that represents all sectors of higher education: four-year, two-year, public and private institutions.