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 December 2002 Archive 

 

SPOTLIGHT

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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