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 February 2003 Archive 



Slippery Rock University Concert Choir To Join Butler Symphony Orchestra For 'All American Concert'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The 58-voice Slippery Rock University Concert Choir will be featured at the Butler County Symphony Orchestra's "All American Concert" set for Feb. 15 at Butler Intermediate High School Auditorium.

New Assistant VP Brings Expertise in Faculty/Managment Recruitment

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Renay Scales, whose employee and campuswide training programs at Kutztown University won a "best practice" award from the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, has been hired as Slippery Rock University's assistant vice president for human resources and diversity.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: World Langauge Competition Set for Tuesday

�Just a quick reminder that more than 1,500 students (the number has increased) from some 35 regional high schools will be on the Slippery Rock University campus Tuesday [Feb. 11] showing off their language skills as part of SRU's department of modern languages and cultures "World Language Competition." The event will offer feature photo opportunities - and a chance to spotlight the importance of undertaking a second language in high school.

Class Cancellation Information

The University and its off-campus locations will remain open in all but the most extreme circumstances. If such cancellations occur, information will be posted here, the news media -- radio and television -- will be notified, and a recorded message will be available at the University's main phone number: 724-738-9000.

SRU Coaches will Trade Playbooks for Menus to Support Service-Learning Projects

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Four Slippery Rock University coaches will turn their playbooks in for menus as they become the Wolf Creek School Caf� wait staff Feb. 26 helping raise funds to support "Care Break 2003," a program that will offer community service in five cities across the nation over spring break.

SRU Graduate Crusades for 'New P.E.' -- Teacher Tim McCord Tapped as Expert by National Media

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University graduate Tim McCord, chair of the health and physical education department at Titusville Area School District, has become a nationally recognized supporter and spokesman for a wellness-based curriculum known as "New P.E." McCord has been quoted in Newsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Ladies Home Journal, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Plain Dealer (Cleveland).

Sophocles' Age-Old Play 'Oedipus Rex' Gets Facelift, Music and Dance at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Written some 500 years B.C., Sophocles' tragic detective story "Oedipus Rex" is getting a facelift in its five-performance Slippery Rock University production which will feature marionette-like characters in full mask and costume along with newly created music and dance. The show opens Wednesday [Feb. 26] in Miller Auditorium.

SRU to Exhibit Weidner Works That Probe Family Dynamics

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The paintings and constructions of Mary Weidner, art professor at Carnegie Mellon University, go on display Wednesday [Feb. 26] in Slippery Rock University's Martha Gault Gallery followed with an artist's reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday [Feb. 27] at the gallery.

Opportunities for Certified Teachers Set for North Hills Center Open House

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A Principalship Certification Program for teachers and several other post-baccalaureate programs will be the focus of an open house for the public from 4 to 6 p.m. March 20 at Slippery Rock University's North Hills Center, Route 910 in Wexford.

Rock Students to Share Geologic Research with Members of U.S. Congress

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Three Slippery Rock University students who researched landscape development in Badlands National Park, S.D., have been invited to present their research to the U.S. Congress via a symposium. Students will summarize their work and attend a reception in the nation's capital April 1.

SRU Gears Up for National Athletic Training Month

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - With 45 students enrolled in The Rock's Athletic Training Program and many graduates finding employment in the field, Slippery Rock University's Bonnie Siple says National Athletic Training Month in March will be cause for much celebration at SRU this year.

SRU Professor Edits New Book Detailing Case Studies in Psychodynamic Music Therapy

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The personal - and moving - stories of 21 children, adolescents and adults from around the world who have undergone psychodynamic music therapy provide the basis of a new book edited by Dr Susan J. Hadley, assistant professor of music at Slippery Rock University.

500 Budding Junior High, High School Scientists to Visit SRU for Competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The top junior high and senior high science projects presented by students from throughout western Pennsylvania will be in competition Saturday [March 1] when Slippery Rock University again hosts the Region IX, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science spring meeting. The top prize is an $8,000 scholarship to SRU.

SRU 'Holocaust Remembrance Program' to Offer Inside Look at Nuremberg Trials

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A look inside the famed Nuremberg Trials presented by a lead prosecutor against one of the most notorious criminals of World War II and a historical review of genocide will be detailed when Slippery Rock University presents a two-part "Holocaust Remembrance Program."

Alcohol-free, Mix-off will Show SRU Students How to Have Fun

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's third annual "All-Campus Alcohol-Free Mix-Off" featuring popular tropical drinks and rock music will be held in the pool area of the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday [March 3] and is expected to draw some 500 students.

SRU's Learning in Retirement to Kickoff Classes at New Facility

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Institute for Learning in Retirement, a program for mature adults interested in continuing their education, opens a fifth term of non-credit classes with a 3 p.m. Kick-Off Party March 14 in its newly renovated Center for Lifelong and Community Learning in downtown Slippery Rock.

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