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 November 2004 Archive 



National Youth Motivator to Lecture Nov. 12

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Living Your Dreams - Being a VIP in the Game of Life" is the title of the Nov. 12 lecture at Slippery Rock University by Aric Bostick, a Texas-based motivational speaker for youth.

Campuswide Food Drive Set for Nov. 15-22

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's College of Education and other campus departments have organized a campuswide food drive for Nov. 15-22, open to students, faculty, staff and community residents, with distribution by the Feed My Sheep Food Cupboard based in Slippery Rock.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Details for Friday's Inauguration of President Robert Smith

The 1:30 p.m. Friday [Nov. 5] inauguration of Dr. Robert Smith as 15th president of Slippery Rock University will see more than 300 delegates from colleges and universities attending - including those representing the University of Bologna founded in Italy in 1088, Harvard University, founded in 1636, the College of William and Mary, founded in 1693, and the University of Pennsylvania founded in 1740.

Latest Information on SRU Women's Soccer Team

Here are the latest details on the SRU Women's Soccer Team Playoffs.

SRU Alumni Association to Mark Veterans Day at Noon Ceremony

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - To mark Veterans Day 2004 at Slippery Rock University, the SRU Alumni Association will host a flag raising ceremony at the Veterans Memorial dedicated last year outside Russell Wright Alumni House.

SRU Inaugurates New President -- Dr. Robert W. Smith

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Before a packed house of 750, Dr. Robert M. Smith became the 15th president of Slippery Rock University, then used the occasion to tout the University's stature in an arena of higher education and share the spotlight with those who share the responsibility of continuing to build the institution.

State System of Higher Education Selects Dr. Robet M. Smith as SRU President

Harrisburg - Following an 11-month nationwide search, the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors has selected Dr. Robert M. Smith to serve as the next president of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith has served as Slippery Rock's interim president since December 2002.

Flutes, Flutes and More Flutes in Three Special SRU Concerts

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Three upcoming flute concerts will put that instrument in the spotlight at Slippery Rock University, including a performance by Brazilian-born flutist Dr. Tadeu Coelho.

SRU Traditional 'Empty Bowls' Event Set for Nov. 22

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The traditional "Empty Bowls" lunch and dinner sponsored by Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership will again focus on the need to help solve local, national and world hunger.

SRU Plans 16th 'Project Christmas Elf' Charity Drive

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Project Christmas Elf, now in its 16th year of helping needy Butler and Lawrence county children, kicks off Wednesday [Nov. 10] with a goal of providing Christmas presents to 300 this year in a program organized by the university's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership.

Five Productions of 'The Shape of Things' Set at SRU

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University theater department will present Neil LaBute's� "The Shape of Things" at 8 p.m. Nov. 17-20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 in Miller Auditorium on the SRU campus.

SRU Student Residence Hall Association to Host 'Light Up Night' Nov. 22

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Association of Residence Hall Students will sponsor its 19th annual "Light Up Night" signaling the traditional opening of the holiday season by joining in with the annual "Empty Bowls" lunch and dinner in focusing on world hunger.

SRU Exercise Science Senior Wins Award for Research Work

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For her research into lower body flexibility, Slippery Rock University exercise science major Valerie Williams recently received the Undergraduate Student Research Award at the 27th Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

SRU English Professors Write 'In Search of Eloquence'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two Slippery Rock University English professors have written a book that aims to improve college students' writing by further integrating principals of composition and rhetoric into all academic departments, known as writing-across curriculum.

Regional Learning Alliance to Host Two Open Houses

WARRENDALE, Pa. - Ten western Pennsylvania institutions of higher education will provide information about degree and certificate programs during Dec. 1 and Dec. 4 open houses at the Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods.

Second Federal Grant to Continue SRU's Center on Disability and Health

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University will use a $125,000 federal grant to continue providing exercise and health education to regional residents with disabilities through its Center on Disability and Health. The grant will keep the center operating through the 2005-06 school year.

SRU Dance Concerts to Spotlight Dance Diversity

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University dance department concludes the semester by showcasing student and faculty works in its annual fall concerts set for 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in Swope Recital Hall.

New Castle Business Leader, 'Best Boss' to Speak at SRU Commencement

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - New Castle business leader Georgia Berner, president and chief executive officer of Berner International Corp. who was named one of 2004's Fortune Small Business Magazine's Best Bosses, will deliver the commencement address when Slippery Rock University awards more than 460 diplomas at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 winter graduation ceremonies.

SRU Senior to Celebrate 59th Birthday; Then Receive Diploma

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - It has taken a while, but Ellwood City resident and longtime letter carrier Alan Dudash is proud of his accomplishments. His latest is to be included in those who will graduate from Slippery Rock University at winter commencement exercises set for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in Morrow Field House. His history diploma will be presented a day after his 59th birthday.

Musicians' Concert Band, Holiday Chorus to Perform Sunday at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "Light Up the Season" will be the theme for Sunday's [Dec. 5] Musicians' Concert Band and Holiday Chorus performance in Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium.

SRU Student Art Works Offered at Annual Sale

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Martha Gault Art Society will sponsor its "Annual Student Art Sale" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 14-15 in Art Building 1.

SRU's Old Stone House to Offer Holiday Decorations, Ideas This Weekend

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The traditional "Old Stone House Christmas Open House" will be offered at one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3-4 and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 5.

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