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 January 2003 Archive 



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, 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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Learn how to capture your audience or customer's attention by using Microsoft's PowerPoint special effects. The software's latest techniques will be demonstrated during a free� workshop 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday [Jan. 14] at Slippery Rock University's North Hills Center, Route 910 in Wexford.

SRU's National Award-winning ROTC Program to Commission Three Officers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's national award-winning Army ROTC Program will commission three cadets as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at ceremonies preceding Saturday's [Dec. 14] winter commencement.

SRU Student from Fredonia Named 'Outstanding Future Professional' by Statewide Group

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Crystal Lynn Drew, a senior health and physical education major at Slippery Rock University from Fredonia, has been named recipient of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance "Outstanding Future Professional Award."

SRU Student from Somerset Earns Second Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Patrick Polcha, a senior physical education major from Somerset has received his second Violet Baumgardner Scholarship from the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in salute of his leadership, campus involvement and strong academic standing.

SRU's $1.500 Boccio Family Scholarship Awarded

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Heather Radcliffe, a senior physical education major from Slippery Rock, has been awarded the $1,500 Boccio Family Scholarship for her performance in the classroom and her involvement in intercollegiate athletics.

$1,000 Scholarship Awarded PE Major

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Tiffiny B. Thompson a senior physical education major from Vienna, Ohio, has been named recipient of Slippery Rock University's $1,000 Colette S. Garrison Scholarship.

27 SRU Students Named to Special Education Honorary

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Twenty-seven Slippery Rock University students have been inducted into Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta, the national special education honorary at recent campus ceremonies. Membership in the service-based fraternity requires the student to have completed nine or more credit hours in special education courses and hold a 3.25 or higher grade-point average.�

'Saturday Showcases' Set for Prospective Students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - With interest in Slippery Rock University soaring, the Office of Admission has scheduled three "Saturday Showcase" open houses for prospective students and their families. Each showcase begins in the morning and runs through early afternoon, giving high school students a chance to experience campus, meet faculty and plug into Rock athletics and clubs.

4 SRU Students Qualify for National Black Student Leadership Conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University helps students build leadership skills through a variety of programs, campus activities and conferences.� Among the university's high achievers are four students chosen to attend a national leadership conference featuring prominent African-American speakers and workshops on "meeting the challenge of leadership in uncertain times."

Rev. M.L. King Day Basketball Tournaments to Support Food Cupboard

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day will be marked at Slippery Rock University with a two-day "Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament" held to support the local Feed My Sheep Food Cupboard and as a way of showing area students that community service can be fun.

'New Terrain' Dance Concert Set Jan. 30-Feb. 1

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Dance Theater will explore "New Terrain" in a three-performance showcase featuring guest artist Bridget Moore along with Nora Ambrosio, a member of the university's dance faculty, and student choreographers and dancers.

Rock Stronghold: New Athletic Training Major Approved

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors has approved an athletic training major for Slippery Rock University, a move that will enhance the credentials of Rock graduates seeking employment as high school, clinic, college or professional athletic trainers.

New Library Director at SRU Sets Goals

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's new library director, Philip Tramdack, will shepherd a major technology upgrade at Bailey Library, including installation of 30 new computers and 36 laptops.

Study Skills Workshops Planned for High School, SRU Students as Part of Black History Month

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Helping both high school and college students improve their study skills will be part of Black History Month at Slippery Rock University as a series of workshops, along with the chance to talk with a local author and the traditional "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech Competition," are planned.


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- An environmental lecture series open to the public will be held at Slippery Rock University to provide tips on recycling, solar energy and other related topics applicable to homeowners and businesses.

SRU Schedules Saturday Dance Classes for Youngsters

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Saturday mornings are meant for children to have fun and to support that idea, area youngsters are invited to participate in Slippery Rock University's "Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz Classes."


�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Kaplan Duo, comprised of Slippery Rock University music Professor Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon and her sister Dr. Iris Kaplan will present a free piano duet recital open to the public at 4 p.m. Sunday [Feb. 9] in SRU's Swope Recital Hall.�

SRU's Alumni Association Bookstore To Spotlight Paintings of Two Area High School Art Teachers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Space and Light," a landscape painting showcase, will highlight the works of two area high school art teachers at the next Gallery 164 Bookstore exhibition. The bookstore/art gallery is a project of the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association, offered in conjunction with Slippery Rock's downtown redevelopment.

SRU Alumni Association to Spotlight Art Teacher Paintings at Gallery 164 Bookstore

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Space and Light," a landscape painting showcase, will highlight the works of two area high school art teachers at the next Gallery 164 Bookstore exhibition. The bookstore/art gallery is a project of the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association, offered in conjunction with Slippery Rock's downtown redevelopment.

SRU's 'Take 5' Concert to Feature Faculty, Guest Artists In Presentation Of Classics And Jazz

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The annual "Take 5" concert, featuring both classical and jazz selections, will open this semester's music department concert season with a free performance at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in Swope Recital Hall.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Haircut for Charity

At 7 p.m. tonight [Jan. 27], Adam Ward, a Slippery Rock University junior, will get his first haircut since enrolling at the university more than two years ago. The hair will be donated to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss.

SRU Student Ends 30-Month Avoidance of Haircuts to Help Children with Hair Loss

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- An off-hand challenge from a friend headed to the Army and facing the dreaded haircut was all Adam Ward, a Slippery Rock University secondary education major, needed to launch a 30-month avoidance of haircuts. The "growing" ended Monday when Ward had his hair cut to benefit children facing medical-related hair loss.

Students from Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, Allegheny Counties to Attend SRU Language Competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- More than 1,000 students from 35 regional high schools will converge on Slippery Rock University Feb. 11 for a "World Language Competition," an event that promotes cultural awareness and showcases SRU's strong modern languages department.

Planning Meeting Slated for Slippery Rock Farmer's Market

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The success of last year's Slippery Rock Farmer's Market, organized by Slippery Rock University students, has prompted organizers to again establish the market for the upcoming growing season.

SRU Alumnus, National Fitness Leader Garry W. Benford Donates Scholarship, Weight Center Funds

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When Garry W. Benford, a nationally respected physical fitness leader, enrolled at Slippery Rock University 30 years ago, he turned part of his attention to barbell lifting - a passion he credits with boosting his academics and self-esteem. His continuing passion is now providing Rock athletics with a weight-training center, and physical education majors with an annual $1,000 academic scholarship.

Wireless Classroom Technology Enhances Learning at SRU: $704,531 in High-tech Equipment

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Major technology equipment purchases at Slippery Rock University will place additional interactive communication systems, hand-held computers, laptops and digital cameras in a number of classrooms, including physics, chemistry, geology, geography and dance.

Award-winning Journalist to Discuss Wrongful Prosecutions at SRU; Public Welcome

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Investigative journalist Bill Moushey, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, will share his insight into wrongful prosecutions when he gives a free speech at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday [Feb. 4] at Slippery Rock University's Spotts World Culture Building. The public is invited.

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