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 April 2004 Archive 



SRU Administrators, Faculty Brief Area Legislators on Changes in Teacher Education

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Administrators and faculty in Slippery Rock University's College of Education briefed area state legislators today on changes in higher education programs and teacher preparation that will be felt in elementary and secondary schools across the state -- and elsewhere - in the near future.

Family Entertainment Offered at SRU's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival April 18-28

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Live music, balloon sculpturing, face painting, crafts, pottery demonstrations and a Shakespeare for Kids production headline the children's activities at Kaleidoscope, Slippery Rock University's arts festival April 18-28.

Flamenco Del Pilar to Return to SRU April 19

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Flamenco del Pilar, a talented group of flamenco artists from the Pittsburgh area, will return to Slippery Rock University for an 8 p.m. performance April 19 in Swope Music Hall as part of the university's second annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and the International Arts and Cultures Series.

Hungarian Jews Experiences to be Topic of SRU Holocaust Remembrance

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Noted historian and award-winning lecturer Stephen Berk of Union College will detail "The Experience of the Hungarian Jews in the Holocaust" when Slippery Rock University's department of government and public affairs presents its 10th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program at 3 p.m. April 14.

Prominent Chinese Opera Singer to Perform at SRU April 20

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Mei Zhong, a prominent opera singer and concert soloist who has performed extensively in China and the United States, will sing April 20 at Slippery Rock University, accompanied by pianist Dr. James Helton, assistant professor of music at Ball State University. The public is invited.

SRU's 'Earth Day Festival' Offers Events for Children Adults

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kite making and flying, art projects, food and a host of hands-on educational activities for children in grades 4 through 6 headline the April 24 Earth Day Festival at Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Education and Research. This year's theme is "It's a Kids' Earth."

SRU to Present Six Research Projects at Academic Alliance Symposium

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Research work of 15 Slippery Rock University faculty, students and graduates will be spotlighted Saturday [April 17] at the Academic Alliance Symposium being hosted by Youngstown State University in its McKay Auditorium.

SRU I Care House in New Castle Ready for April 17-24 Dedication

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Seven years in the making, the I Care House on New Castle's east side, is a Slippery Rock University Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership and community project now serving residents with adult and children's programming that is making a difference in the life of the neighborhood.

SRU Search for New President: On Campus Interviews Scheduled

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The presidential search committee at Slippery Rock University has scheduled 11 days of on-campus interviews beginning April 20 for six candidates for the university's presidency.

New 'Rock Plaza' to be Dedicated April 21

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University, known around the world as "The Rock," will dedicate its new 15-ton "Rock Plaza" on the main quadrangle outside Bailey Library at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday [April 21].

Panel to Dicuss Effects of Hip Hop on Society

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A panel, including Rochester, N.Y., Councilman Adam McFadden, will discuss "Hip Hop and Its Effects on Culture" in a 7 p.m. Tuesday [April 20] program that is part of Slippery Rock University's "Hip-Hop Week" events.

'Careers in Sustainability' to Highlight Professional Contribusions of SRU Alumni

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students and community members interested in learning more about careers in sustainability and the environment are encouraged to attend "Careers in Sustainability" from 2 to 5 p.m. April 23 at the Ski Lodge on the campus of Slippery Rock University.

Movie Producer to Launch Harry M. Warner Film Institute at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Noted Hollywood movie producer Stephen Simon will be on campus next week for several events coinciding with the formation of the Harry M. Warner Film Institute at Slippery Rock University, an organization dedicated to the examination and promotion of the impact of films on culture throughout the world.

Kerry Leads Bush in SRU Straw Poll

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students at Slippery Rock University favor Democratic presidential contender Sen. John Kerry by more than 12 points over incumbent President George Bush according to results from a three-day campuswide presidential straw poll conducted.

SRU Campus Saddened to Learn of Death of Philanthropist Mrs. Ethel Carruth

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "The entire Slippery Rock University community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of its longtime friend, benefactor and moving force on campus, Mrs. Ethel Carruth. We will all miss her leadership, dedication and enthusiasm for Slippery Rock University," said Interim President Robert Smith on learning of Mrs. Carruth's death Saturday [April 17].

SRU Spring Flute Concert to Feature 20-Member Flute Choir

LIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University's annual spring flute choir concert will feature a 20-member flute choir performing both traditional and contemporary compositions.

SRU to Premiere Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra Sunday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The premiere performance of The Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra, a hand-selected group of jazz musicians, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday [April 25] in the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union as part of the university's 11-day Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

SRU Accepted into Prestigious Academic Honorary, Phi Kappa Phi

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, recently extended an invitation of membership to Slippery Rock University following a yearlong evaluation. SRU accepted and will initiate a chapter in the fall.

Interim President Robert Smith to Deliver 'State of University'

LIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Interim President Robert Smith will deliver the annual "State of the University" address at 12:30 p.m. Thursday [April 22] in Swope Recital Hall. The address will update faculty and staff on programs and plans for the campus, including building renovations and other new academic initiatives.

Grammy-winning Jazz Great Bob Mintzer to Perform with SRU Jazz Ensemble May 1

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Grammy-winning jazz great Bob Mintzer, recognized worldwide for his tenor and soprano saxophone talent as well as his musical abilities as composer, arranger and educator, will highlight Slippery Rock University's May 1 "Jazz Festival," including a public performance with the SRU Jazz Ensemble 1. The festival will welcome more than 200 high school musicians from across Pennsylvania for a day of clinics and workshops.

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SRU Philosophy Professsor Receives Zuzak Award for Excellence

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Philosophy has always been about the pursuit of wisdom, says Dr. Bernard Freydberg, professor of philosophy at Slippery Rock University. Holding to that fundamental premise has helped the department achieve acclaim, on and off campus.

Student Conductors to Direct SRU Concert Band Thursday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University music education majors Stacy Schermann of Pittsburgh and Courtney Geary of Bellefonte will conduct the SRU Concert Band during the annual Student Conductor's Concert set for 8 p.m. Thursday [April 29] in Miller Auditorium.

Gov. Rendell to Address SRU's May 8 Commencement: 840 to Graduate

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell will be the speaker when Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania holds its 115th spring commencement, presenting diplomas to 30 doctor of physical therapy graduates, 112 master's degree recipients and more than 700 undergraduates at 11 a.m. May 8 ceremonies.

Honors Students from Across Pennsylvania to Gather at SRU for Costa Rica Conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Talented and ambitious honors students from each of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities meet May 16 at Slippery Rock University to study Costa Rica in preparation for an 11-day trip there with the state system's 2004 Summer Honors Program.

SRU Bestows 10 'Rising Star Awards' for Leadership

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has presented 10 Rising Star Awards to students, student groups and faculty for exemplifying leadership development in 2003-2004.

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