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 March 2003 Archive 



Community Garden Plots Available at SRU's Macoskey Center

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Organic gardening plots are available for public and student use at SRU's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research. Interested person may garden individually or in groups. A donation of $20 to $30 is suggested for community members.

200 SRU Students Spending Spring Break Around the World

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For nearly 200 Slippery Rock University students spring break means studying - studying in England, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Costa Rica or Mexico as participants in a variety of university-sponsored International Initiatives Programs.

65 SRU Students 'Focus On' Community Service Over Spring Break

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Sixty-five Slippery Rock University students will "Focus On" serving others over spring break in programs offered in five cities across America as part of the university's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership's on-going "Care Break" program.

SRU Receives Federal Support For Regional Learning Alliance Project In Allegheny County

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University received $200,000 in federal support Friday for its Regional Learning Alliance "educational mall" project in Marshall Township, Allegheny County. The shared education/training campus and conference center will become the only one its kind between Erie and Pittsburgh.

Annual 'Prism' Concert to Bring Music Up Close, Personal

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Music-in-the-Round" will be the theme when the Slippery Rock University music department presents its annual "Prism 2003" concert helping support two department scholarships.

'East Meets West' Concert at SRU to be Fusion of Indian Music, American Jazz

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A public concert fusing Indian classical music, including tabla player Sandip Burman, and American jazz, featuring improvisation, is planned by Slippery Rock University for 8 p.m. March 20.

SRU Student to Become Czech Republic's First Certified Athletic Trainer

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has established itself as a leader in the preparation of athletic trainers and will soon achieve another international milestone. The Rock, which has been training prospective athletic trainers for 30 years, is on the brink of sending into the professional field the Czech Republic's first certified athletic trainer.

Award-winning Pittsburgh Children's Author to Lecture

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pittsburgh's award-winning children's author Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, best known for "Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys" and "Aunt Flossie's Hats (And Crab Cakes Later)," will discuss her work with students, faculty and the public as part of an upcoming visit to Slippery Rock University.

Extraordinary Freshman Class Predicted as SRU Trustees Review Enrollment, Diversity, Achievements

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. --- Slippery Rock University trustees heard Interim President Robert Smith predict that this fall's incoming freshman class may prove to be "the most extraordinary in SRU's modern history." Enrollment records at this stage already project a 43 percent increase over last year in the number of students who are in the top 25 percent of their high school class. The average SAT score for those who have paid a deposit to hold a space for enrollment is 1018, up from last year's 977.

SRU Student Receives National Honor for Work with People with Disabilities

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The quality of Slippery Rock University's adapted physical activity minor has been recognized once again: Senior Kelly Dreibelbis has been named the nation's outstanding undergraduate in the field by the Adapted Physical Activity Council.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Iraq Expert Available

Reporters who need an expert source on the conflict with Iraq may contact Dr. Daniel McIntosh, government and public affairs faculty at Slippery Rock University. He can provide an assessment of the potential for terrorism in the U.S. if America invades Iraq.� He can also comment on the war itself and the legal maneuvering in and around the United Nations. Dr. McIntosh has studied and written papers on Al-Qaeda.His areas of specialty include international security and political economy.

SRU To Offer Four Appalachian Folk Tales In First-Ever Children'S Theater Show

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University theater department's first-ever children's theater production will be "Mountain Myths," a collection of four, Appalachian folk tales retold in drama.

Diversity of Hispanic Cultures to Be Marked in Weeklong Celebration

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The diversity of Hispanic cultures, including music, customs, food, dance and literature, will be celebrated at Slippery Rock University when its modern languages and cultures department hosts "Hispanics Cultures Week" March 31-April 4.

Former U.S. Ambassador to UN Alan Keyes to Lead Keynote Workshop During 'Unity Week'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ambassador Alan Keyes, the conservative author, fiery public speaker and two-time Republican presidential hopeful, will headline Slippery Rock University's first "Unity Week" opening Saturday [March 22].

Faculty-Student Research in Spotlight at SRU's 'Symposium for Research, Scholarship'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The academic research work of more than 40 Slippery Rock University students and faculty ranging from cell structure to dealing with school bullies will be spotlighted when the university opens its third-annual, two-day "Symposium for Research and Scholarship."

Area School Jazz Bands, Grammy Winner Randy Brecker in 'Jazz Day at the Rock'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "A Day of Jazz at The Rock," Slippery Rock University's second annual jazz festival, will feature 250 jazz musicians from 13 western Pennsylvania high schools and middle schools and offer a master jazz class and public concert by Grammy Award-winner Randy Brecker.

SRU Selects AVI Foodsystems, Inc., as Campus Food Provider

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The nation's largest independent, family-owned food service company AVI Foodsystems, Inc., has been selected as Slippery Rock University's dining services vendor and will take over all campus food service operations June 1.

Newspaper, Public Relations and Radio Professionals to Highlight 'Communication Week'

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Those interested in careers in journalism, public relations or emerging technology are invited to join in Slippery Rock University's "Communication Week" opening Monday [March 24].

SRU Honors Managers for Years of Dedicated Service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Interim President Robert Smith congratulated university managers recently for their dedicated and continued service to the university and its students at the annual "Managers Breakfast" held in the University Club of North Hall.

SRU's Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon Plans Birthday Tribute to Two Composers April 13

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon, professor of music at Slippery Rock University, will salute the 100th birthday of composer Nikolai Lopatnikoff's and the 75h birthday of of Emma Lou Diemer, which she presents a free, public piano recital at 4 p.m. April 13 in Swope Music Hall.

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