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 October 2003 Archive 



SRU's Successful 'Empty Bowls' Program Expands to Include Lunch

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Increased attendance and repeated requests to expand the university community's chance to participate have led organizers of the annual Slippery Rock University "Empty Bowls" project to add a noontime lunch to this year's fund and awareness raising project.

SRU Professor's Play Translation Details Street Life

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students will presented a dramatic reading of Dr. D eb Cohen's recently translated play "Chapulines and Other Critters" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Oct 10 and at 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 12 in Sheehy Theater of Maltby Center. Cohen is a professor of modern languages and cultures.

How Plants Use 'Survival of Fittest' Concept to Keep Growing

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The latest, cutting-edge research on how some substances released by plant roots may inhibit or retard the growth of other plants as part of a "survival of the fittest" tactic will be the topic when Slippery Rock University's Bailey Library hosts environmental experts Dr. Bruno Borsari, Dr. Valentine I. Kefeli and Dr. Maria V. Kalevich in a review of their new book detailing their latest findings.

Expert Organic Farmer to Lecture at SRU Oct. 25

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Passionate gardeners and organic growers have heard a lot about Eliot Coleman -- the Maine-based organic farmer who was on national television as recently as Oct. 1.

SRU Professor Named Outstanding Professional by American Therapeutic Recreation Association

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For her leadership and outstanding work in clinical education competency, Slippery Rock University's Dr. Deborah Hutchins has received the 2003 Outstanding Professional Award from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.������������

Art of Flamenco Coming to SRU Oct. 15

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Flamenco, generally considered the national art form of Spain, will be presented by Flamencos en el Aire, a Washington, D.C., dance artist group, when it visits Slippery Rock University for an�� 8 p.m. Oct. 15 public performance in Swope Music Hall as part of National Arts and Humanities Month.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Iraq-born SRU Professor Available for Interviews

Iraq-born Dr. Abbass F. Alkhafaji, a professor in Slippery Rock University's School of Business, has returned to campus after a two-year visiting professor and research sabbatical at the University of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. He is available for interviews related to issues, particularly business issues, concerning the Middle East.

SRU Plans Anti-Hazing Workshop for Area Coaches

WEXFORD, Pa. - As the problem of hazing in athletics continues to make news, Slippery Rock University is assembling a group of coaches, teachers and administrators to do something about it. The group meets Oct. 23 to develop an anti-hazing policy for their respective teams.

'Stockless Custodial Supply Chain' Plan Wins SRU Honors

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Thinking outside the box to save money and labor has earned Slippery Rock University's facilities and planning operation an "Effective and Innovative Practices Award" from the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers and coverage in the organization's September/October "Facilities Manager" magazine.

SRU Nursing Professor Visits Poverty-Stricken Haiti

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Dr. Joyce Penrose's summer was both overwhelmingly educational and at the same time depressingly reflective as she used her nursing skills and a Slippery Rock University Professional Development Grant to lend a hand to the Pittsburgh-based Partners in Hope in delivering healthcare to residents of poverty-stricken Haiti.

SRU Jazz Combo to Recreate John Coltrane's 'Blue Train'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Student musicians in one of Slippery Rock University's jazz combos will recreate famed jazz artist John Coltrane's "Blue Train" album when they perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in Swope Music Hall.

SRU Jazz Ensemble to Open Fall Concert Schedule

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The award-winning Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble will kick off the university music department's fall concert season featuring works from such jazz legends as Thad Jones, County Basie, Bob Mintzer and Pat Metheny with an 8 p.m. concert Thursday [Oct. 16] in Swope Music Hall.

SRU to Host 'Healthfest '03' on Oct. 14, Free Screenings

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Personal health for all age groups - students and adults - is the focus of this year' "Healthfest 2003" offered by Slippery Rock University as a community outreach program. The daylong event will offer a series of free or low-cost health screenings designed to help community residents keep on top of their health indicators.

Classical Music of India Set for Oct. 22

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will join with national sponsors, including the Center for the Performing Arts of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to present a free "Concert of Indian Classical Music" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Ghost Stories Planned at Old Stone House

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The ghosts of Halloween past, present and future will assemble at Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23-24 as part of the facility's traditional "Halloween at the Old Stone House" program offering storytelling and tours.

'New Works in a New Space' Theme for SRU Dance Concert

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "New Works in a New Space" is the theme for this year's "Faculty and Guest Artist's Dance Concert" presented by Slippery Rock University's dance department.

SRU to Host Planetarium Open House Oct. 23

�� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's department of chemistry and physics will host an open house from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 for the recently renovated Vincent Science Hall Planetarium. The public is welcome.

Daylong 'Procurement Opportunities Fair' Set for Business

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A "Procurement Opportunities Fair 2003," offering marketing opportunities for regional companies interested in pursuing government and corporate contracts, is being organized by Slippery Rock University's Government Contracting Assistance Center, in conjunction with the California University of Pennsylvania's Government Agency Coordination Office. The 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. fair will be held Oct. 22 at the Holiday Inn Meadowlands, Washington, Pa.

War Correspondent, Post-Soviet Expert and Master Gilder to Visit SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A Chechnya War correspondent, international journalist, videographer and author specializing in former Soviet Union countries along with a master gilder whose work in gold and gold leaf can be seen from Paris to Pittsburgh will bring their stories to the Slippery Rock University community in a two-day "International Forum."

Chinese, Korean Courses Offered to Public by SRU

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Exchange agreements between Slippery Rock University and Nanjing University in China and Kangweon University in Korea provide exciting learning opportunities for students. Beginning this spring, qualified high school students and community residents will benefit as well.

Saturday's 'Make A Difference Day' to Change 'I CARE House' in New Castle

�NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Make A Difference Day - the nation's largest day of service - will be marked Saturday [Oct. 25] in New Castle with a major project benefiting underprivileged youth and their families. Volunteers will refurbish the second floor of Slippery Rock University's I CARE House, which provides tutoring to low-income children, lunches for senior citizens and dozens of other community revitalization programs.

Recycling Efforts Up 10% at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Faculty, staff and students at Slippery Rock University are recycling - and in a big, big way. Last year, the university recycled 477,257 pounds of material - up 10 percent from the previous year.

SRU ' Focus on French' to Include Gilding Demonstration

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's modern languages and cultures department will hold its annual "Focus on French Week" Tuesday through Thursday [Oct. 28-30] as a way of highlighting the wealth of diversity of the cultures of the French-speaking world, including a gilding demonstration and the sound of drums from French-speaking African nations.

Former WWF Wrestler Mick Foley to Lecture at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Mick Foley, best known to wrestling fans as "Cactus Jack," "Mankind" or "Dude Love"� and to avid readers for his New York Times Bestseller "Have a Nice Day," will present a lecture detailing his life and his love of wrestling at Slippery Rock University on Nov. 5.

Guerrilla Girls to Bring Feminist Issues to Forefront

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Guerrilla Girls, who have been reinventing feminism since 1985,� will bring their thought-provoking presentation to Slippery Rock University at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 4 as way of fighting discrimination with facts, humor -- and fake fur.

SRU Physical Education Professor Named to Statewide Teacher of Year Honor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University recognized her outstanding teaching abilities in 2000 and now the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance has reached the same conclusion, naming SRU's Dr. Betsy A. McKinley, "University Teacher of the Year."

Women in Leadership Speaker Series Begun at SRU

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- A new Women In Leadership Speaker Series, sponsored by Slippery Rock University's Women's Leadership Initiative and SPRINT, will bring women business leaders to campus to share professional development advice with university students and the general public.

SRU Faculty Percussionist and Wife to Headline Nov. 1 Benefit Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - To raise money for student instruments and scholarships, Slippery Rock University's percussion department will host a benefit classical and jazz recital 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at Swope� Music Hall. Musicians will perform Latin, jazz and ragtime. The suggested donation is $10.

Maplewood High Student Wins SRU 'Chem Games' -- and Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly 100 high school chemistry students from the western Pennsylvania region visited the Slippery Rock University campus recently to participate in the annual "Chem Games," with Josh Geiger of Maplewood High School presented the top honor -- a $2,000 chemistry scholarship at SRU.

Great Week for Sax Lovers Opens Tuesday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students studying the saxophone take center stage at Slippery Rock University next week with four days of concerts featuring the instrument planned for Swope Music Hall.

Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' Coming to SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's production of Shakespeare's comic masterwork "Twelfth Night" will transport the audience to the winter-wonderland of Illyria on the twelfth night of Christmas when it stages nine performances in a heated tent outside Miller Auditorium.

Retired SRU Professor to Detail Life of Martin Luther and His Wife

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Details of the lives of Martin Luther, whose scholarly writings led to the formation of the Lutheran Church, and the influence his wife, Katherine von Bora, once a Catholic nun, had on him and the Protestant Reformation, will be presented by retired Slippery Rock University Professor Dr. Stephen Glinsky, Jr., as part of Bailey Library's continuing "Outreach" program.

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