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 October 2004 Archive 



Former NFL Player to Speak to SRU Men

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Don McPherson, former National Football League quarterback and current executive director of the Sports Leadership Institute at Adelphi University, visits Slippery Rock University Oct. 11 to help launch a campuswide initiative titled "Man2Man" that encourages men to be proactive in preventing violence against women.

'Requiem for Mister Rogers' CDs Now Available

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "In Memoriam: A Requiem for Mister Rogers" CD's are now available for purchase in Swope Music Hall at Slippery Rock University.� Cost is $10 per two-CD set. Call 724-738-2063.

Medical Supplies Sought for Nursing Faculty, Student Visit to Dominican Republic

LIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University nursing faculty Gretchen Schumacher and Kerry Risco and undergraduate and graduate nursing students have launched a collection drive for their second visit to the Dominican Republic, where they will deliver medicine and provide health care to rural villagers.

SRU Army ROTC Program Recognized with Mission Success Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - S lippery Rock University's award-winning Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Program has been recognized again for successfully achieving its academic year mission in 2003-04 in commissioning second lieutenants for the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserves and the Army National Guard. The just completed academic year saw 12 cadets receive commissions.

'LUNAFEST' Women's Film Series Coming to SRU Oct. 20

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- LUNAFEST, a film series by, for and about women, will come to the Slippery Rock University campus at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, as a way of providing exposure for emerging women filmmakes and a way of raising funds for The Breast Cancer Fund.

Purple Heart Recipient Remains True to SRU While Serving in Iraq

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Army National Guardsman Larry D. Vogel, of Slippery Rock, is a Purple Heart recipient who loves his family, country and Slippery Rock University. When the former SRU student left Sunday for a second tour of duty in Iraq, he traveled with a sign of affection for the university - videotapes of the team's football games.

Panel Discussions on Presidential Election Set at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will host two panel discussions on the upcoming presidential election, moderated by professors of political science. Both sessions, open to the public, will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union.

SRU 'Focus on Asia' Programs to Showcase Diversity

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The diversity of Asia ranging from food to politics will be spotlighted at Slippery Rock University throughout October and November with a series of free lectures, demonstration and presentations by University faculty and students.

Dr. Amanda Yale Named New Associate Provost at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Amanda Yale's team leadership, which included attention to increasing enrollment, retention and service to students, has resulted in her being named associate provost for enrollment services and retention at Slippery Rock University. The promotion followed a national search to fill the post.

SRU Jazz Ensemble to Release Third CD at Oct. 20 Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The dedication of graduated seniors and the enthusiasm of incoming freshman are being saluted in the Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble's latest CD "Arrivals & Departures," set for release at the ensemble's 8 p.m. Oct. 20 concert in Swope Recital Hall.

Butler Junior High Students to Hone Leadership Skills at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When a group of Butler County professionals experienced Slippery Rock University's Leadership Reaction Course, they in turn contributed $1,500 so Butler Junior High School students could benefit.

SRU's 'Bridge Project' Fighting Violence Against Women Receoves $266,634 Grant

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.�� The ongoing success of Slippery Rock University's "Bridge Project," designed to bridge the gap between cultural norms and the prevalence of violence against women, has received $266,634 in continuing funding from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Actress, Playwright Karen Eterovich to Perform at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Karen Eterovich, actress and author of "Love Arm'd: Aphra Behn and Her Pen," will perform her play at 8 p.m. Oct. 27, in Slippery Rock University's Sheehy Auditorium located in the Maltby Center.

IUP Sociology Professor to Lecture on Ending Violence Against Women

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Robert Heasley, associate professor of sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a member of IUP's Men's Awareness Project, will be the guest lecture to Slippery Rock University men and women on how men can make a difference in ending rape, sexual assault, violence and how they can improve relationships.

Author, Social Critic Naomi Wolf to Lecture Nov. 11

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Feminist Naomi Wolf, author of a book on the cosmetics industry The New York Times called one of the most important works of the 20th century, will lecture on ethical leadership at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Slippery Rock University.

French Week at SRU Includes Fabric Art, French Games

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Focus on French Week" (La Semaine du fran�ais), sponsored by Slippery Rock University's modern languages and cultures department, will feature West African artist Saihou from Gambia whose specializes in batik, a medium of decorating fabric for clothing learned from his mother, a French lawn game, discussion of classes taken in France and a French film.

Chinese Fan Dance, Jazz, Hip-Hop to be Seen at SRU Dance Concert

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A contemporary Chinese fan dance choreographed by Shih-Ming Li along with modern, jazz and hip-hop dance styles will be part of the Slippery Rock University dance department's annual "Faculty and Guest Artist Concert" set for 8 p.m. Tuesday [Oct. 26] in Miller Auditorium.

Cabot Native to Sing Opera at SRU Scholarship Concert

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa., -- Internationally acclaimed opera singer Marianne Cornetti, a native of Cabot, will present several Giuseppe Verdi's opera works when she performs at the Slippery Rock University Scholarship Benefit Concert set for 8 p.m. Nov. 6.

15 SRU Vocal Students to Vie for Williamson Memorial Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students studying voice at Slippery Rock University will vie for top honors in the 12th Annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 in Swope Music Hall in a continuing competition honoring the late Slippery Rock High School student who planned to attend SRU.

SRU to be Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- More than 100 exceptional Slippery Rock University students will become members of Phi Kappa Phi when SRU is formally installed as a member of the nation's oldest and most selective honor society Nov. 4.

SRU Plans Town Hall Meeting on Race Relations in New Castle

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A "Town Hall Meeting on Race Relations," sponsored by the New Castle Branch of the NAACP and Slippery Rock University will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 in Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, 1119 S. Jefferson St., New Castle.�

SRU Honors 20 African Americans for Leadership with Pacesetter Awards

LIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University honored 20 of its African-American alumni, faculty, staff, retirees and former trustees for their leadership and help in creating an atmosphere of diversity on campus and in organizations across the nation in a newly initiated Pacesetter Awards program.

Ghosts of Halloween Past to Haunt Old Stone House Thursday, Friday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ghost story tours of Butler County's most recognized landmarks - The Old Stone House - are planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28-29 in a project organized by the Slippery Rock University's history department.

SRU Faculty Member Selected for National American Therapeutic Recreation Association Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For her leadership, published writings and teaching excellence, Slippery Rock University associate professor of parks and recreation/environmental education� Colleen Cooke has received a 2004 Certificate of Recognition for Meritorious Service from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

SRU Prepares to Inaugurate 15th President at Nov. 5 Ceremonies: Dr. Robert Smith

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania's inauguration of Dr. Robert Smith as the university's 15th president on Nov. 5 will bring dignitaries and delegates from across the state and the nation as part of the daylong celebration and ceremony.

Dance in India Initiative Plans Fundraiser

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Dance in India Initiative will present a fundraising lecture-demonstration at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Pearl K. Stoner Instructional Complex. Prior to the demonstration, a henna hand-painting for audience members and a display of Indian cultural objects will be offered.

SRU to Host First Harambee Summit for Students of Color

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Consortium will host its first Harambee Summit on the Slippery Rock University campus Nov 5-7 as part of an educational conference geared toward students of color and their allies allowing them to address issues pertinent to success at predominantly white colleges and universities.�

Former FBI Undercover Informant to Detail Dangers of Hate, Neo-Nazi Right

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Tom Martinez, an FBI undercover informant that helped bring down the radical White Supremacist movement known as "The Order," will lecture at Slippery Rock University on Nov. 10 telling his powerful story and warning others of the dangers such right-wing groups offer in a visit sponsored by the University Program Board.

Peace Movement Organizer to Outline Peaceforce Concept

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Mel Duncan, executive director of the International Nonviolent Peaceforce, will bring his organization's plan for creating a trained, international civilian force designed to resolve conflicts from around the world to Slippery Rock University on Nov. 7.

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