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 January 2005 Archive 



SRU, BC3 Sign Agreements to Expand Partership; Add 15 Transfer Programs

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- A collaborative agreement signed today by the presidents of Slippery Rock University and Butler County Community College enables BC3 students to transition into 15 additional programs, for a total of 28 transition programs, at SRU.

SRU Council of Trustees Grant Fast-Track Authority to Residence Hall Project

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. --- Slippery Rock University's Council of Trustees endorsed a fast-track schedule for a residence hall construction plan and approved SRU President Robert M. Smith as the University's representative for the project that will provide 2,197 replacement beds for students choosing to live on campus.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: SRU Art Professor Off to the Sudan: Seeks Potable Water Supply

Richard Wukich, art professor at Slippery Rock University and an active member of Potters for Peace, a group working to bring ceramic water filters to areas of the world in need of potable water, will spend part of his Christmas break working with the International Rescue Committee's world relief efforts in the Darfur region of the Sudan. He expects to begin his journey later today (Dec. 20.)

SRU Professor Researches How Frogs Freeze -- and Survive

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Picture an ice cube. Paint it blue-gray and you've got the gray treefrog in winter, says Dr. Jack Layne, a Slippery Rock University biology professor whose freeze-thaw research with frogs shows potential application to human organ transplants.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Support of SRU Continues

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- An award of $15,000 marks the third consecutive year the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation has provided a grant to support Slippery Rock University's efforts at improving the lives of those with spinal cord injury.

SRU's Institute for Community Organizing Fund Drive for Tsunami Victims

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership has launched a campus and community fund drive to help in the worldwide relief efforts to aid victims in the south-east Asian countries hit by December's tsunami.

Second Annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service Set at SRU: Morris Dees to Speak

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 150 Slippery Rock University student volunteers are expected to turnout for the university's second annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service set for Jan. 17 and including participation in the Unity Project breakfast in Butler, a series of community service projects and a keynote address delivered by the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees.

'Looking In, Dancing Out' Theme for Winter Dance Theater Event

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Dance Theater is celebrating the new year with "Looking In, Dancing Out," a showcase of works by guest artists, dance faculty, guest faculty Teena Custer and featuring the talented choreographers and dancers of the SRU dance department.

Rock Student-Athletes Do the Job in Classroom

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - If pending NCAA legislation designed to improve academic achievements by student-athletes were to take effect immediately and apply to NCAA Division II institutions, Slippery Rock University would be in good standing.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Rev. M.L. King, Jr., Day of Service

� A quick reminder that Slippery Rock University will observe the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service on Monday with a series of activities, including community service at eight sites throughout Butler/Mercer county. More than 150 student volunteers are expected to participate. A complete news release was sent earlier detailing the event (which was started last year), including bio material on keynote speaker Morris Dees, is available at:

SRU Faculty to Offer Music Tour of Vienna at Scholarship Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The works of Haydn, Schubert and the blend of Schoenfield's American, Viennese, light classical and Broadway styles will be featured when the Slippery Rock Piano Trio performs "An Afternoon in Vienna" at 4 p.m. Jan. 30 to benefit the Dwight and Jeane Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund.

SRU Singers to Perform at PNC Pittsburgh Pops' Tribute to Irving Berlin

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Fifteen Slippery Rock University singers will perform as part of the All-Star College Chorus when Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs a tribute to composer Irving Berlin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Tickets are still available.

SRU Honors Student, Faculty with Rev. King Civil Leadership Awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service program held Monday at Slippery Rock University saw three faculty members and a student presented the annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Leadership Award in honor of their outstanding involvement and community leadership.

Nearly 175 SRU Students to Spend Spring Break Studying Abroad

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly 175 Slippery Rock University students will spend spring break immersed in culture and learning at international locations, including some providing hands-on health care in rural portions of the Dominican Republic, as part of a joint effort by academic departments and the Office of International Initiatives.

SRU Again Hosts PMEA District 5 High School Jazz Festival; Concert Saturday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Guest directors Dr. Keith Winking of Texas State University and Dr. David Glover, assistant professor of music, will put music students from 10 regional high schools through their paces when Slippery Rock University hosts the Pennsylvania Music Education Association District 5 Jazz Festival this weekend, including a 2 p.m. Saturday [Jan. 29] public performance.

Wheaton College Professor to Lecture on Iraq, Latin America Connection

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Lindy Scott, a Wheaton College associate professor of Spanish and Latin American studies and director of its Center for Applied Christian Ethics, will deliver "Iraq: What We Should have Learned from Latin America" when he lectures at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Slippery Rock University.

SRU Education Professor Turns 'Dream' into Children's Book

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The story came to Dr. Anne Slanina, associate professor of elementary education and early childhood at Slippery Rock University, in a dream and in short order she fleshed it out to a 46-page children's book that is opening family discussions for nearly every reader.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: SRU Professor to Vote in Iraqi Election

Editor/reporters looking for a local/regional person who will be voting in the upcoming Iraq elections are advised that Dr. Abbass Alkhafaji, professor in Slippery Rock University's School of Business, will be among his family members traveling to Michigan on Saturday [Jan. 30] to cast his ballot.

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