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 February 2004 Archive 



Sustainable Systems Seminar Series Offers Enivronmental Updates

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Understanding and minimizing society's impact on the environment,�global warming policy and�� the new global economy are some of the topics for exploration during Slippery Rock University's on-going "Sustainable Systems Seminar Series" which runs Feb. 4 through April 28. The lectures are free and open to the public.

1,000 High School Students Vie for Language Awards at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 1,000 high school world language students from approximately 25 area high schools will be on the Slippery Rock University campus beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 17 for the university's annual department of modern languages and cultures department "World Language Competition."

40 High School Jazz Musicians to Present 'Jazz Festival '04'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Forty high school jazz musicians from schools throughout western Pennsylvania will be on the Slippery Rock University campus this weekend to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Education Association's District 5 Jazz Festival Ensemble program.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Wednesday Pornography Debate

With the current national media attention on Sunday's Super Bowl's halftime show, regional media may be interested in Wednesday's [Feb. 4] planned debate on pornography scheduled at Slippery Rock University.

Yearend Report: SRU Saw Achievements in Enrollment, Retention, National Programs

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University was rated as one of the 98 "Best Mid-Atlantic Colleges" by the prestigious Princeton Review in 2003. The year also brought "Best in the Nation Status" for the university's Therapeutic Recreation Program from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. And, Outside magazine cited SRU's Park Ranger Program among the best in the country. Those and other accomplishments made for a year of significant achievements at the nearby state-owned university.

$1,000 Schoalrships Offered Those Joining Stop-Smoking Campaign

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Scholarships of $1,000 and a $300 award await the Slippery Rock University students who do the most to help other students "kick butt."

Holy Cow: SRU Art Students Selected to Decorate Bovine for 'Harrisburg Cow Parade'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Most art students start with a blank canvas, but two SRU art majors - Jennifer Clugsten of North Huntingdon and Nicole Fiedler of Allison Park --� are starting their latest project with a life-size blank cow as part of the world-recognized "Cow Parade" project

SRU Adds Automated Calling Center to Boost Donations

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is further expanding its use of technology by implementing an "Automated Calling Center" that increases efficiency in contacting alumni and friends and provides opportunities for increasing awareness of on-campus programs and projects.

SRU Theater Professor Writes Psychological Thriller; Set for Miller Feb. 22-29

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� Dr. David Skeele joined the Slippery Rock University theater faculty to teach theater courses and direct plays. This month, he's added the responsibility of writing a black comic, contemporary psychological thriller students will present in five Miller Auditorium performances.

High School Computer Programming Students to Compete at SRU

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - High school students studying computer programming from nearly 25 regional high schools will compete Tuesday [Feb. 17] at Slippery Rock University for honors when the university's computer science department hosts its fourth annual "High School Computer Programming Competition."

Volunteers Sought for 3-Day Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tourney

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� The Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will be played at the Slippery Rock University Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center March 4-6. Volunteers are needed to help stage the event.

SRU Communication Students Take Top Keystone Press Awards

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two Slippery Rock University communication students have taken first-place honors in the celebrated Pennsylvania Newspaper Press Association's 10th Annual Scholastic and Collegiate Keystone Press awards for their work on The Rocket, the weekly student newspaper which also captured top honors for its on-line edition.

SRU to Host National Women's Wheelchair Basketball Tournament: Paralympic Try Outs

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The best women wheelchair basketball players in the United States come to Slippery Rock University March 4-6 to compete in a national tournament and try out for the Athens 2004 Paralympics. Pittsburgh's Steel City Starz will participate.

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival: Quilts Sought for April 24 Show

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Organizers of a quilting show at Slippery Rock University are seeking quilts from area residents to display 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 at Russell Wright Alumni House. The show is part of Kaleidoscope, the university's 10-day arts festival featuring events for adults and children.

Gallery 164 Bookstore to Display Los Angeles Printmakers Works

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Gallery 164 Bookstore in downtown Slippery Rock will offer "Emerging Los Angeles Printmakers" as its March 1-26 exhibition offering the works of young artist-printmakers attending various universities and art schools in the Los Angeles area.

SRU's Institute for Learning in Retirement Expands Courses to Cranberry

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Institute for Learning in Retirement opens its seventh term with a major expansion into south Butler County offering classes ranging from beginning bridge to computer basics and writing courses for mature adults in the region.

86 SRU Students, Staff to Spend Spring Break Offering Community Service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eight-six Slippery Rock University students and staff are gearing up to spend spring break (March 5-12) providing community service ranging from after-school tutoring to environmental projects for residents and organizations in seven cities across the United States as their way of putting service-learning education into action.

500 High School Scientists/Researchers to Visit SRU Saturday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Some 500 scientist hopefuls will bring their experiments to Slippery Rock University on Saturday [Feb. 28] as part of the Region IX, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition. The two top winners of the competition receive $12,000 scholarships to SRU and other awards.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: SRU, YSU to Sign Engineering Articulation Monday

Officials from Youngstown State University, including President David C. Sweet, will visit Slippery Rock University Monday [March 1] to sign an education articulation agreement that will open opportunities to SRU students to study all phases of engineering at YSU

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