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 September 2004 Archive 



SRU Opens Center on Disability and Health-Promotes Health Lifestyle for People with Disabilities

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: I Care House Plans Care Package Event

Volunteers and participating children at Slippery Rock University's I CARE House will assemble care packages 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 for members of the 23rd construction battalion of the Navy Reserves. The battalion was recently activated and expects to leave this month for Iraq.

SRU Trustees Tally a Near-record Student Enrollment

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University's Council of Trustees gathered for its regular quarterly meeting today and reviewed enrollment statistics showing a near record number of students. While the official enrollment number is not tallied until the 15th day of classes (Sept. 21), today's count showed 7,923, just two shy of the 7,925 headcount in fall 1991, the highest in the history of the university.

SRU Plans 'Good Food Lunch' Featuring Organically Grown Ingredients

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Local agriculture, organically grown ingredients and sustainable food production will be the focus of the Good Food Lunch at Slippery Rock University on Sept 23.�

SRU to Open Brown V. Board of Education with Keynote from Journalist Juan Williams

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Juan Williams, author of the non-fiction bestseller "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965" and Fox News Channel� and National Public Radio political commentator, opens Slippery Rock University's multi-part lecture and discussion series focused on reflections on the 50th anniversary of "Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years of Progress and Struggle." The semester-long series opens Sept. 21.

SRU Professor Receives National Honor for Work in Nursing Technology

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- For her pioneering work in promoting the use of computers in nursing education and health care, Slippery Rock University nursing Professor Ramona Nelson has been named a 2004 fellow by the American Academy of Nursing.

SRU Tops in Mid-Atlantic Region, Tops in Nation in Princeton Review, CosmoGirl! Reports

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - SRU's strengths, including academics and friendly campus atmosphere, earned it top ratings in national publications this week as The Princeton Review's issued its list of 115 top Mid-Atlantic Colleges and CosmoGIRL! magazine's special, 12-page insert detailing "The Best Colleges for CosmoGIRLs" included the University in its first-ever report on the top 50 female-friendly campuses in the nation.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Juan Williams to Lecture Tuesday

Thought you might want to hear National Public Radio's and Fox News Channel's commentator/journalist Juan Williams as part of his Tuesday [Sept. 21] visit to Slippery Rock University - or grab a quick interview before his 6 p.m. lecture.

Volunteer Flood Relief Being Coordinated by SRU's Community Service Institute

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service Learning and Nonprofit Leadership has been recruited by the Butler County United Way to coordinate volunteer efforts across the county following the weekend's massive floods that destroyed more than 500 homes.

Timeless 'Man of La Mancha' Headed to SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The five-time Tony winning musical masterpiece "Man of La Mancha" will open the Slippery Rock University fall theater season with eight performance, including two Sunday matinees, under the direction of Dr. David Skeele, professor if theater.

SRU Enrollment Hits All-time High; 7,928 Taking Classes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� With 7,928 students attending fall classes for the 2004-05 academic year, Slippery Rock University has set an all-time student enrollment record and continues its enrollment growth trend for the fifth consecutive year.

Traditional Chinese Folk Music Scheduled for Oct. 14

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will host an evening of traditional Chinese folk music performed by visiting musicians from Nanjing Arts Institute in China at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Swope Music Hall. Admission is free.

MS Society Names SRU's Susan Kushner 'Volunteer of Year'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Susan Kushner, associate professor of physical therapy at Slippery Rock University, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for her 16 years of service to the organization.

Red Cross Turns to SRU Expert for Help on Swimming Manual

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When the American Red Cross revised its Swimming and Water Safety handbook for the first time in 10 years, the organization turned to Slippery Rock University physical education Professor Robert Ogoreuc for editorial leadership.

SRU Dean to Headline 'Making Trax' Fund-raiser Oct. 16

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- It's not something you see often: A college dean banging the drums for a good cause - with band mates he met in college 25 years ago.

'Images of Light' Project Raising Funds for Michael J. Changnon Art Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The family of the late Michael J. Changnon, professor of art, and the Slippery Rock University art department and the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., have teamed to offer an eight-print series of black-and-white photographs to expand the Michael J. Changnon Memorial Art Scholarship as part of a special "Images of Light" project.

SRU Strings Instructor Plans Violin/Viola Recital

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Warren Davidson, instructor of music at Slippery Rock University, will offer a violin and viola concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 in the university's Swope Recital Hall, including works by Geminiani, Kabalevsky, Schubert, Martucci, Schumann and others.

SRU 'HealthFest 2004' Again Offers Free Screenings

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's annual "Healthfest 2004" will again offer an intergenerational opportunity to bring faculty, students, staff and community members together to improve overall health during the 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. event on Oct. 12.

SRU Plans 'Keys to Success Week' on Networking, Mentoring, Community Service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "Keys to Success Week," a weeklong program dealing with getting a job, handling controversial issues, women's networking, mentoring, professional dress, etiquette and civic engagement will be held Oct. 11-14 at Slippery Rock University.

Native American Experiences with Brown V. Board of Education Topic at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Frederick White, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Rachela Permenter, professor of English, will present "Separate: Unequal: Unwanted: A discussion of how Native American experiences relate to Brown v. Board of Education" as part of Slippery Rock University's semester-long examination of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling outlawing separate but equal schools.

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