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 September 2003 Archive 



Slippery Rock University Named One of 98 Great Schools to Consider

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The nationally respected Princeton Review has named Slippery Rock University one of the 98 best universities in the nation's six-state, mid-Atlantic region. �

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Pa. Secretary of Education to Visit Sept. 9

Pennsylvania's new Secretary of Education Dr. Vicki L. Phillips will deliver the keynote address at the Slippery Rock University College of Education Fall School Administrator's Breakfast Seminar set for Sept. 9. The event, open to the press and invited school superintendents from western Pennsylvania, will run 8 to 10:30 a.m. in Boozel Dining Hall on the SRU campus.

Longtime SRU Benefactor, Honorary Degree Recipient Stanley Kraus Dies

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - T he man for whom Slippery Rock University's Kraus Hall is named, a recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university and a generous donor to The Rock, Stanley Kraus died Aug. 27 in a Boca Raton, Fla., hospital. Originally from New Castle, he had most recently made his home in Florida. He was 81.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Faculty Assembly Address Planned

Slippery Rock University Interim President Robert Smith will formally open the university's academic year and update the campus on future plans and programs at 12:30 p.m. Thursday [Sept. 4] as part of the traditional Faculty Assembly.

SRU Park Ranger Program Named Best in Nation by Outside Magazine

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The September issue of Outside magazine names Slippery Rock University's Park Ranger Program the best in the country, calling it one of 10 "fast tracks to adventure" in academia.

Famed New Jersey Principal Joe Clark to Lecture at SRU Sept. 17

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Joe Clark, the former New Jersey high school principal who has made a difference in the lives of countless students and administrators across the nation, been the subject of a feature film, and was spotlighted in both Time magazine and on CBS' "60 Minutes" will be the featured speaker at Slippery Rock University Sept. 17.

SRU to Share Expertise on Environment in Fall Lecture Series

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The mission of sustainability is supporting projects that are ecologically sound, economically viable and socially just - concepts Slippery Rock University excels at and will share with the public during a fall lecture series.

Georgetown Scholar to Lecture on Environmental Ethics

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Exploding populations. Diminishing water supply. Global epidemics. An overriding challenge in the 21st century: Does everyone have the moral obligation to care for the environment? Does science provide compelling reasons to do so? Do ethics or religion?�����������

SRU Trustees Hear Report on 'Developing an Engaged Intellectual Community'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- As Slippery Rock University begins its 115th academic year, Interim President Robert Smith suggested to the university's council of trustees that "we are at a special moment in the history of this institution."

SRU Student Named One of Top Therapeutic Recreation Majors in Nation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The American Therapeutic Recreation Association has named Slippery Rock University senior Amanda Breindel one of eight top therapeutic recreation students in the nation.

Open House Planned for SRU's North Hills Center

WEXFORD, Pa. - An Elementary Education Certification Program for community college transfers and second-career students and courses for a master's in professional writing will be the focus of a 4 to 6:30 p.m. open house Oct. 16 at Slippery Rock University's North Hills Center, Route 910 in Wexford.

SRU Upgrades its Planetarium

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - With Mars at its closest point to earth in thousands of years and more people taking up astronomy as a hobby, Slippery Rock University is completing a major upgrade to its planetarium to provide enhanced earth/space science education and better seating for students and the public. �


University officials are monitoring the progress of Hurricane Isabel. As of 5 p.m. Thursday NO CHANGES in regular class schedules were anticipated for Friday. � However, should conditions require action, any changes will be posted at this site. Please check here, or listen to your radio or television, for any official announcements regarding schedule changes affecting the University.

SRU Plans Three 'Saturday Showcase' Events for High School Juniors, Seniors

�����SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - After welcoming the largest and most academically accomplished freshman class in years, Slippery Rock University will host three "Saturday Showcase" open-house style events this fall to give high school juniors and seniors the chance to learn about opportunities at SRU.

SRU Drummer Grows as Musician During Job at Disneyland

A new twist on the tale played itself out this summer when Slippery Rock University senior Patrick Kennedy, of Butler, qualified to became the drummer for Disneyland's 2003 All-American College Band. Only 20 college students in the nation passed Disney's audition to join the elite band for 11 weeks.

SRU Building Bat House on Campus

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is constructing a bat house on campus for ecological study, environmental stewardship and as an alternative to chemical pest management.

SRU Recreation Center Offers Adult, Youth Swim Lessong, Lifeguard, First Aid Training

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center is offering� its members a series of three youth and adult swim lesson program and the general community a series of first aid and lifeguard certifications as part of its fall programs.

'Computer Basics' for Seniors Planned at SRU's Wexford Center

WEXFORD, Pa. - Seniors and retired adults interested in family histories or letters, searching the Internet for information or just wanting to send e-mail, including photographs, to family and friends are being urged to consider a special "Computer Basics" class offered by Slippery Rock University's Institute for Learning in Retirement.

SRU to Stage 8 Performances of 'Tales of the Last Formicans'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Constance Congdon's two-act play " Tales of the Lost Formicans" is a travel guide of middle America as interpreted by aliens who are studying 20th-century American customs by immersing themselves in its social culture which will be presented in eight performances by Slippery Rock University students.

SRU Enrollment at 13-Year High; New Freshmen Number 1,487

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For the fourth straight year enrollment at Slippery Rock University has increased to now stand at 7,789, the highest figure since 1991.

Eight SRU Army ROTC Cadets Complete National Leadership Camp

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eight Slippery Rock University students have graduated from the recent Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps National Advanced Leadership Camp held at Ft. Lewis, Wash., after taking part in what is often considered the single, most important training event in preparation for future commissioning as an Army officer.

Automatic Heart Defibrillators Distributed Across SRU Campus

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- In an effort to help save lives following onset of a sudden heart attack, Slippery Rock University has made available 14 automatic external defibrillators, known as "AEDs," at high traffic locations throughout campus. The units have also become standard equipment for campus police cruisers.

Jared Box Service Campagn Part of National Honors Convention at SRU

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Student leaders from 35 colleges and universities will gather Friday [Oct. 3] at Slippery Rock University to assemble "Jared Boxes" for sick children as part of the three-day Lambda Sigma Society's annual national convention, hosted by the university.

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