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 April 2005 Archive 



Concert Pianist Joanne Rogers, Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra Part of SRU's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Classically trained pianist Joanne Rogers and performing partner Jeannine Morrison will appear at Slippery Rock University's nine-day Kaleidoscope arts festival with a 4 p.m. April 17 concert at Swope Music Hall. Afterward, Rogers will sign copies of her new book "Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers."

Respected Forensic Anthropologist from 'Body Farm' to Lecture at SRU April 26

SRU's Kaleidoscope Adds Children's Day on April 16

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A children's adaptation of "The Tempest," puppet shows and a choir performance by Moraine Elementary School students are new to� "Children's Day" on April 16, the opening event of Slippery Rock University's nine-day Kaleidoscope arts festival.� Children's activities, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., are free.

Kaleidoscope: Quilt Show Set for Saturday at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Thirty-five quilters from Butler, Allegheny and Beaver counties will display quilts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday [April 16] at Slippery Rock University, a opening-day event for the university's nine-day Kaleidoscope arts festival.

SRU Sport Management Golf Tournament Set for April 29 at Tam O'Shanter

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The Slippery Rock University sport marketing graduate class will host its fourth annual Sport Management Scholarship Golf Outing�April 29 at the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage.

SRU Therapeutic Recreation Club Plans Golf Scramble at Volant

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The second annual Therapeutic Recreation Club Benefit Golf Scramble will open with a 7�a.m. shotgun start April 23 at Green Meadows Golf Course in Volant.

Kite-making, Planetarium Show, Workshops Part of SRU 'Earth Festival'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kites for children, a planetarium show, hands-on education stations and an organic beer-making workshop are among the activities organized for the 15th Earth Festival April 23 at Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research.

SRU to Test New Weather Emergency System on Tuesday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will test a new severe weather emergency air horn that will be heard throughout the area for the first time at 7 p.m. Tuesday [April 19].

Kaleidoscope: Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra to Include Pittsburgh's Best Jazz Musicians

SRU Honors 12 from Staff for Dedicated Service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A dozen staff members at Slippery Rock University were honored recently for their dedication to delivering quality service by President Robert Smith.

20 Flutists to Offer Classics, Jazz at Kaleidoscope Event

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Flute Choir and Chamber Flutes concert, under the direction of Stacey Steele, assistant professor of music, will feature both classical and jazz arrangements at 4 p.m. April 24 in Swope Music Hall.

Award-winning Children's Book Authors to Discuss Works at SRU

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Award-winning children's poetry and book author Arnold Adoff and his son Jaime Adoff, a young-adult author, will discuss their work in "An Evening with the Adoffs" at 7 p.m. April 20 in Slippery Rock University's Russell Wright Alumni House. The session is designed for education majors, those involved in education and the community.

Fourth Annual Jazz Festival to Feature High School Jazz Musicians, Conrad Herwig

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The fourth annual Slippery Rock University Jazz Festival will bring eight, regional� high school jazz ensembles to campus Saturday [April 16] along with guest artist and Grammy nominee Conrad Herwig and a performance by the SRU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, for a daylong workshop.

Annual 'Brave New Plays' to Premiere at SRU

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A complete round of cutting-edge stage dramas will be part of "Brave New Plays," including one-act, student-written works and two, world premieres of one-act works written by New York City playwrights. The plays will be staged in Slippery Rock University's "Brave New Plays" program, part of the annual, nine-day Kaleidoscope arts festival.

Low-input Kiln Expert to Visit SRU as Part of Water Purification Project

������SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Manny Hernandez, art professor at Northern Illinois University and one of the world's foremost experts on the construction of low-input kilns used in the manufacture of the Filtron filter used to purify water in numerous countries around the world, will be on campus next week for discussions and demonstrations.

SRU Alumnus, Alaskan Petroleum Expert to Lecture Monday

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Joe E. LaRocca, a native of� North East, and a 1953 graduate of Slippery Rock Univesrity, will return to his alma mater for three days, starting Monday [April 18] to detail his recently published book "Alaska Agonistes: The age of Petroleum," subtitled "How Big Oil Bought Alaska."

SRU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles to Offer Concerts

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday [April 19] in the University Union, and the SRU Jazz Ensembles I and II, will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. April 26 in Miller Auditorium.

Two SRU Students Garner Academic Honors at Philosophy Conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.-- For his essay on German philosopher Immanuel Kant, Slippery Rock University senior Brian Skibo received the $125 first prize at the 18th Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference, held recently at Mansfield University.

Country Entertainers Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle to Perform at SRU

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� SRU's University Program Board will bring country entertainers Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle and The Poverty Neck Hillbillies to campus for a special major concert at 7:30 p.m. April 25.

Tibetan Monks to Explain Philosophy, Way of Life at SRU Visit

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Thubten Dhargye Ling and the monks of Gaden Shartse will present "Death, Bardo and Rebirth," a lecture on Buddhism and Tibetan monk life, at 3:30 p.m. and "Tibetan Music, Monastic Chanting and Buddhist Philosophy" at 7 p.m. Tuesday [April 26] in Slippery Rock University's Spotts World Cultures Building Auditorium.

SRU to Open Walwik Lectures with 'State of Free Expression' Forum

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's first Walwik Lectures, named in honor of Dr. Theodore Walwik, professor emeritus of communication at SRU, will offer public lectures and forums addressing "The State of Free Expression in the United States: 2005" on April 27.

SRU Residence Hall Replacement Program Breaks Ground Wednesday

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., will break ground for SRU's $110-million Residence Hall Replacement Project at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at an outdoor site near Founders Hall. The project is among the largest college/university residence hall construction program in the U.S.

Cabaret Night Set for Friday at SRU

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- In order to raise scholarship money for music students, the Slippery Rock University Chamber Singers will perform show tunes and jazz pieces during a cabaret night at 8 p.m. Friday at Russell Wright Alumni House on the SRU campus. An instrumental combo will also perform.

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State's Top Educator, SRU Graduate, to Address May 7 Commencement

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Dr. Francis V. Barnes, once himself a recipient of an SRU diploma, will be the speaker when the university presents more than 1,050 diplomas at commencement ceremonies set for 11 a.m. May 7 in N. Kerr Thompson Stadium.

'Trumpet Day at The Rock' Set for Saturday in Swope

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Tut-ta-taaa - SRU will present "Trumpet Day at The Rock" on Saturday [April 30] with a full day of instruction and masterclass work by trumpet experts, including work with the famed former NBC Symphony player and jazz educator Raymond Crisara, and a 4:30 p.m. public trumpet recital. All events are in Swope Music Hall.

Sunday's 'Piano Extravaganza' to Feature SRU Students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University music students taught by Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon, professor of music, will present "Piano Extravaganza," a recital of four- and eight-hand piano selections at 8 p.m. Sunday [May 1] in Swope Recital Hall.�

Fox Tv's 'Rhythm Nation' to Hold Dance Auditions at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa - "Rhythm Nation," the dance version of "American Idol," comes to Slippery Rock University on Tuesday to hold auditions and select 30 to 50 dancers for the next round of competition in New York City.

SRU Dance Major Wins National Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For her research paper on how the media and dance education affect dancers' development of body image, Slippery Rock University dance major Melinda Planey has received the 2005 Student Literary Award from the National Dance Association.

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