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SPOTLIGHT

SRU LEARNING IN RETIREMENT PROGRAM BEGINS ITS FOURTH SEMESTER

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- With more than 25 classes, a series of one-day-trips, workshops, plus a lunch and lecture series and a luncheon out group, Slippery Rock University's Institute for Learning in Retirement has again expanded its course offerings as it prepares its fourth semester of programming.

SRU PRESIDENT LAUDED FOR ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

SLIPPERY ROCK,� Pa. -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Slippery Rock University President Dr. G. Warren Smith to the rank of AAAS Fellow in recognition of his "distinguished efforts on behalf of the advancement of science and its applications."

PRIZES AWAIT THE WINNER OF THE NAME THE SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY REGIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The ground rules are simple: choose one word that embodies Slippery Rock University's Regional Arts Festival. The best suggestion will become its new name. Winner takes all - prizes, that is. �

SRU JAZZ ENSEMBLE TO RELEASE NEW CD - 'BACK TO THE STATES' �AT CONCERT

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Following its successful, two-week spring tour of Europe, the Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble will release a 10-track CD featuring selections presented in Paris, France, and Saluzzo, Lucca and Cesena, Italy, as part of its "Back to the States" concert set for 8 p.m. Oct. 16.

Year of Rachel Carson - SRU PLANS PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO CONSIDER SCIENCE CAREERS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - As part of the on-going "Year of Rachel Carson" in Slippery Rock and at Slippery Rock University, an all-day workshop titled "Rachel Carson as a Role Model: Encouraging Females to Consider Science Careers" will be held at the university Oct. 19. The program is funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation. �

SRU 'HEALTHFEST 2002' TO OFFER HEALTH SCREENINGS, INFORMATION:

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Free, or low cost, screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure and depression, as well as flu shots will be among the services provided at Slippery Rock University's Oct. 15 "Healthfest 2002" presented as an intergenerational event aimed at bringing better health and information to students and the community while also spotlighting the university's expanding health-related academic programs.

SRU PLANS TWO, SIX-WEEKEND ' PROGRAMS TO TRAIN STUDENTS IN LAW OFFICE, COURTROOM LITIGATION

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two, intensive six-weekend "Paralegal Certificate Course" programs designed to train students to assist trial attorneys in courtroom litigation will be offered by Slippery Rock University's Office of Continuing Education.

SRU TO 'FOCUS ON FRENCH' FOR WEEK WITH FOOD, FILMS AND CULTURE

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students from French-speaking countries will detail the language and culture of their home country as part of a campuswide "Focus on French" weeklong program sponsored by the university's department of modern languages and cultures in conjunction with the American Association of Teachers of French.

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY TO OFFER A SLIDING-SCALE FEE FOR DAYCARE TO HELP NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Thanks to a federal grant, Slippery Rock University's daycare center on campus will make it easier for local parents to attend college by offering a sliding-scale fee for childcare, based on income.

SRU CONTINUING EDUCATION PLANNING THEATER TRIPS FOR HALLOWEEN, CHRISTMAS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Just in time for Halloween - and then again for Christmas -- Slippery Rock University's Office of Continuing Education will offer theater day-trips to the Mt. Hope Theatre and Winery in Cornwall.

SRU 'FACULTY AND GUEST ARTIST'S DANCE CONCERT' TO FEATURE VARIETY OF DANCE FORMS, STYLES

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University dance faculty will share the stage with guest artists from Kent State University, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, including artists-in-residence Attack Theatre from Pittsburgh, as part of the annual "SRU Faculty and Guest Artist's Dance Concert" at 8 p.m. Oct. 19.

ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY--- SRU'S THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's program in therapeutic recreation has received the 2002 Award for Excellence in Education from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association - a national honor recognizing it as one of the best programs in the country.

PENNSYLVANIA'S STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO HONOR FOUR SRU BENEFACTORS WITH EBERLY HONORS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Four Slippery Rock University supporters - Stanley and Marilyn Kraus, both formerly of Lawrence County, and� Dr. Constance Smith and Ramona Smith, both of Butler County, and- have been named by the Fund for the Advancement of the State System of Higher Education, Inc., to receive this year's Eberly medals, the highest awards presented by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

BUDDHIST MONKS TO EXPLAIN MYSTIQUE OF TIBET DURING 3-DAY SRU VISIT

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The mystique of Tibet will be brought to the Slippery Rock University campus Tuesday when seven Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery located in southern India, open a three-day visit offering students and area residents a glimpse of their lives, including monastic dances, music, their religion and public healing and empowerment ceremonies.

NATIONAL SCHOLAR ON WOMEN'S HISTORY TO OUTLINE POWER OF IROQUOIS WOMEN IN SELECTING TRIBAL CHIEFS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nationally acclaimed scholar in women's history Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner will discuss her new book "Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists" when she addresses the Slippery Rock University community at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31.

SRU TO SPOTLIGHT CLASSICAL MUSIC OF INDIA IN OCT. 23 SITAR CONCERT

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Purbayan Chatterjee, widely recognized in India as an accomplished sitar player, will offer the classical music of India at an 8 p.m. Oct. 23 concert in Slippery Rock University's Swope Recital Hall.

SRU'S ANNUAL 'EMPTY BOWLS' DINNER TO HELP SUPPORT THREE REGIONAL FOOD

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Three area agencies involved in feeding the needy will benefit from this year's "Empty Bowls" dinner set for Monday [Oct. 21] and sponsored by Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service Learning and Nonprofit Leadership.

SRU GETS $200,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO EDUCATE STUDENTS ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Educating students about violence against women, including dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, will be the focus of education programs made possible by a $199,853 grant to Slippery Rock University from the U.S. Department of Justice.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Slippery Rock University's Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center will host a National Wheelchair Basketball Association tournament Saturday and Sunday [Oct. 19-20], including the inaugural game of a new women's team, the Steel City Starz. The tournament will offer excellent feature story/photo opportunities.

'GHOSTS' TO CONREGATE AT SRU'S OLD STONE HOUSE OCT. 24-25

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The ghosts of western Pennsylvania will congregate from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at the Old Stone House, one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks, as Slippery Rock University presents its annual "Halloween Ghost Story Tour" program.

PRINCETON'S MEDIEVAL STUDIES DIRECTOR DR. WILLIAM JORDAN TO OPEN SEMINAR SERIES

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. William Jordan, director of Princeton University's Program in Medieval Studies and an nationally recognized expert in the field, will detail "The Making of Europe" when he addresses the Slippery Rock University community as the first speaker in a faculty seminar series planned as part of the university's development of a European studies minor.

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SLIPPERY ROCK AND SRU HONOR SCHOLARS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Twenty-two high school juniors and 26 seniors have distinguished themselves academically and qualified for $8,000 scholarships to Slippery Rock University, made possible by a $1 million commitment from The First Bank National of Slippery Rock.� The program aims to keep talented young people in western Pennsylvania during their college years and beyond.

FORMER SLIPPERY ROCK MAYOR GIVES LAND TO SRU FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROJECT

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Dr. G. Warren Smith announced today that former Slippery Rock Mayor Howard Meyer and the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., have agreed to a major land gift that will provide a significant contribution to the "Village at Slippery Rock" revitalization project.

11 SRU MUSIC STUDENTS TO VIE FOR CHAD WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eleven Slippery Rock University music students will vie for top honors in the annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition set for 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in SRU's Swope Recital Hall.

SRU'S INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY TO AGAIN LEAD 'PROJECT CHRISTMAS ELF'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Needy children in Butler County will be the focus of Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership as the campus program again sponsors "Project Christmas Elf" seeking to provide holiday wishes for less-fortunate youngsters.

Open House Planned for New Teacher Certification in Environmental Education

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's North Hills Site in Wexford will host an open house 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 to spotlight its new teacher certification in environmental education. Education Dean Dr. Jay Hertzog will be on hand to explain the university's principal certification as well. �

PARADE OF FLAGS TO OPEN SRU'S 28TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DINNER

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A parade of international flags representing the home countries of Slippery Rock University international students will open the university's 28th annual International Dinner set for Nov. 9 in the University Union.

SRU TO INDUCT 20 STUDENTS INTO NATIONAL GREEK HONOR SOCIETY

SLIPPERY ROCK. - Twenty academic achievers involved in Greek life at Slippery Rock University will be inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha, the national Greek honor society, at ceremonies set for 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Russell Wright Alumni House.

SRU 'TEACHER JOB FAIR' TO LINK STUDENTS TO TEACHING OPENINGS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio college students majoring in education and nearing graduation are invited to join in Slippery Rock University's "2002 Teacher Job Fair" set for Nov. 13. More than 65 school districts from across the U.S. will be on hand to conduct interviews and accept resumes.

ANNUAL SRU 'STADIUM ECHOES CONCERT' TO FEATURE MUSIC FROM HALF-TIME SHOWS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's annual Stadium Echoes Concert, presented by the University's Marching Pride and offering highlights from this year's football game half-time shows, will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in Morrow Field House.

SIX NAMED MARJORIE STEPHENSON SCHOLARS AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Marjorie Stephenson Scholarships, created by the university's former librarian, have been presented to six students for the 2002-03 academic year. Each scholarship is for $500 to $1,000.

SRU'S UPB TO BRING POP BAND 'GOO GOO DOLLS' TO CAMPUS FRIDAY

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Goo Goo Dolls, once called "America's best known, unknown band" has been playing across the USA gaining success for the past eight years, and Nov. 10 will play an 8 p.m. concert on the Slippery Rock University campus.

SRU PLAY SALUTES ENVIRONMENTALIST RACHEL CARSON

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's final event in its yearlong retrospective of the life of Springdale native Rachel Carson will be a five-performance run of the award-winning "In the Garden of Live Flowers" directed by visiting theater Professor Mirla Criste set for Nov. 20-24.

SRU'S UPB TO BRING POP BAND 'GOO GOO DOLLS' TO CAMPUS

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Goo Goo Dolls, once called "America's best known, unknown band" has been playing across the USA gaining success for the past eight years, and Nov. 10 will play an 8 p.m. concert on the Slippery Rock University campus.

SRU'S NORTH HILLS SITE PLANS MASTER'S PROGRAM IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Those who aspire to a professional writing career in business, technology or science have a more convenient way to acquire the credentials: Slippery Rock University is offering a master of arts in professional writing at its North Hills Site off Route 910 in Wexford.

FLUTISTS TO SURROUND AUDIENCE FOR OPENING OF SRU FLUTE CHOIR, CHAMBER FLUTES CONCERT

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The audience will literally be surrounded by flutists offering an antiphonal piece by 16th-century composer Giovanni Gabrieli when the Slippery Rock University Flute Choir and Chamber Flutes open their fall concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 in Swope Recital Hall. A selection using various-size bottles will also be included.

SRU LANGUAGE PROFESSOR ANNOUNCES TOUR PLANS TO 'RUSSIA'S GOLDEN TRADITIONS'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two segments of Russian culture will be covered when Slippery Rock University offers its "Russia's Golden Traditions" trip next summer highlighting the vitality of 300-year-old St. Petersburg and the traditions of Moscow and its "Golden Ring" cities. The tour is open to the public.

SRU MUSIC DEPARTMENT ORGANIZING 'A GIFT OF THANKSGIVING' TO AID LOCAL CHARITIES

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "A Gift in Thanksgiving," a special program organized by the University's music department, will offer music and words at the Butler Intermediate High School at 4 p.m. Nov. 24 to benefit Butler area charities and the University's Music Scholarship Fund.

KALEIDOSCOPE TOP CHOICE OUT OF 112 PROPOSALS FOR ARTS FESTIVAL NAME

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- With unanimous ayes, Kaleidoscope topped Bravo, Encore, Tapestries and Collage to become the new name of the Slippery Rock University Regional Arts Festival. A naming contest was open to the public.

SRU HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENT SELECTED STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Kelly Campbell, a health and physical education, teaching, major from New Wilmington, recently served as one of two students to represent the commonwealth at the four-day American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Student Leadership Conference held in Jackson Gap, Ala.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJORS PRESENTED SCHOLARSHIPS AT SRU IN CONTINUING SALUTE TO ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Three scholarship recipients in Slippery Rock University's physical education and sport management department have been announced as the university continues to salute academic excellence and achievement.

SRU ROTC UNIT PRESENTED TWO LIBERTY BRIGADE COMMANDER CERTIFICATES

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program has received two Liberty Brigade Commander's Certificates, including a $1,000 award, for attaining the third-highest mission percentage within the second brigade.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Project for Freedom

An excellent feature story is in the making with Friday's [Nov. 22] planned graduation of 13 western Pennsylvania disabled persons who have spent 10 weeks (350 hours) in intensive study learning to be help desk technicians as part of a special Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom program operated in conjunction with Slippery Rock University's Division of Lifelong Learning.

SRU STAFF MEMBER HONORED BY MID-ATLANTIC COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jodiann Solito, coordinator of Health Promotion and the Women's Center at Slippery Rock University, was presented the Janet Diggs Award at the recent Mid-Atlantic College Health Association Annual Meeting held in Hunt Valley, Md.

SRU COAT DRIVE TO BENEFIT NEW CASTLE RESIDENTS

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service-Learning, and Nonprofit Leadership is organizing a "Neighborhood Warm-Up" winter coat drive to benefit less fortunate families in New Castle's East Side community.

17TH ANNUAL SRU/SLIPPERY ROCK 'LIGHT UP NIGHT' INCLUDES SANTA VISIT AND MUSIC

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University and the Slippery Rock community will join forces at 7 p.m. Sunday [Nov. 24] for the 17th annual "Light Up Night," officially opening the holiday season with music and a visit from Santa.

'DEAR SANTA' IS THEME FOR MUSICIANS' CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE AT SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than a dozen seasonal tunes will be part of the Musicians' Concert Band and Holiday Chorus "Dear Santa" concert set for 4 p.m. Dec. 8. in Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium.

SRU BRAKES GROUND ON LEADERSHIP TRAINING CENTER

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A 25-acre center for outdoor leadership training is taking shape on the campus of Slippery Rock University. ROTC students, outdoor clubs and public groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will test their mettle on obstacle courses, rope pulls, climbing walls, emergency drills and more.

�PUBLIC INVITED TO PROMOTE GREEN HOLIDAY AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Make environmentally friendly gifts for the holidays such as bird feeders, candles or wrapping paper. Pick up a booklet of helpful hints for promoting a green holiday, in and outside your house, or sample �homemade baked goods.� It's all part of a winter Earth Day event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday [Dec. 3] at Slippery Rock University's University Union. Activities are open to the public.

Dance Department's Fall Concert To Showcase Eight Choreographers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The top eight dance pieces developed by student choreographers in Slippery Rock University's dance program will be showcased in the department's annual "Fall Concert." The program includes three eastern Indian works by students in the "World Dance" course.

SRU Computer Science Students Take Honors At Regional Collegiate Computer Programming Contest

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two student teams from Slippery Rock University's computer science department took honorable mention for the Central North America Region in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Regional Contest held recently at Ashland University.

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY LEADS THE WAY IN TEACHER EDUCATION QUALITY

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University put its mark on teacher education quality as it led the way in a new national teacher education accreditation process. SRU's College of Education became the first in Pennsylvania to earn a five-year accreditation under newly established guidelines by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Project Christmas Elf

The caring nature of the Slippery Rock University campus will be displayed Thursday [Dec. 5] when hundreds of Christmas gifts are gathered for delivery to some 250 needy Butler County children. A "Gather-the-Gifts Reception" will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Russell Wright Alumni House as part of the 13th annual "Project Christmas Elf."

SRU SELECTS PA. STATE SEN. MARY JO WHITE AS WINTER COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has selected one of the region's most distinguished leaders Pennsylvania State Sen. Mary Jo White as speaker for its Dec. 14 commencement where some 500 graduating seniors will be presented degrees.

NATION-LEADING ROTC PROGRAM IS SOLID FOUNDATION FOR SRU'S ONE-OF-A-KIND MINOR IN LEADERSHIP

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- When Slippery Rock University created its leadership minor, the only one in the state, it was building on the solid strength of its Army ROTC Program. The latest evidence of the quality of SRU's Reserve Office Training Corps comes in the form of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Award proclaiming the unit as the "Best Small School" in the region. Some 270 similar programs across the U.S. competed for the honor, which is awarded to one unit in each of three regions across the U.S. The MacArthur Award recognizes exemplary performance in training Army officers.

DOCTOR OF PHARMACY, OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AGREEMENTS SIGNED AT SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Administrators from Slippery Rock University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) have approved two new articulation agreements - a doctor of osteopathic medicine and a doctor of pharmacy. The programs will enable Rock students to transfer to LECOM for advanced degrees, while earning a bachelor's degree from SRU. Rock students will be eligible to transfer into the pharmacy program after two years and into medical school after three years, says Dr. Jane Fulton, SRU's dean of the College of Health, Environment and Science. The programs are open to students majoring in biology, allied health, exercise science or chemistry.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY SET AT SRU'S STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ring in the New Year with swimming, basketball, volleyball and more at Slippery Rock University's "Rock and Recreate" party 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year's Eve. Events will be held at the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center. Cost is $3 per person, $5 for non-ARC members.

Michigan State Students Among Those Joining SRU Instensive Spanish Language Program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students from Michigan State University will be among those taking advantage of Slippery Rock University's fast-track, intensive language program in Spanish spring semester as they join 10 SRU students and others for a semester-long program offering 16 weeks in Spain.

'Tenacious Advocate for Quality' Named Interim Provost at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. William F. Williams, chair of the English department and president of the faculty union at Slippery Rock University, has been named interim provost. He replaces Dr. Robert Smith, who became acting president of the Butler County university of 7,500 students last week.

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