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 November 2005 Archive 



SRU Readies for Second Visit of 'LUNAFEST' Film Series

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "LUNAFEST," a film series by, for and about women, will make its second Slippery Rock University presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the University Union.

SRU Plans 31st International Dinner as Part of 'Internations Week'

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Internations Week, a project of Slippery Rock University's Internations Club designed to show off the nations of the world represented at SRU, will include a look at international sports, currency, artifacts, fashion, entertainment and economics before concluding on Nov. 12 with the 31st International Dinner offering cuisine from around-the-world.

SRU Music Students to Offer 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' at SRU, BC3

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Amahl and the Night Visitors," one of the best-loved holiday operas, will be performed twice in December by Slippery Rock University music students, on Dec. 3 at SRU and on Dec. 9 at Butler County Community College.

Three-day Program at SRU Looks for Potable Water Problem Solutions

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Potters Guild will offer three days of programming and displays to show off research work related to a ceramic filter designed to help alleviate one of� the world's largest health problems - access to adequate potable water.

Renowned Opera Singer, Butler County Native Marianne Cornetti to Perform at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Internationally acclaimed opera singer Marianne Cornetti, a Butler County native, returns to Slippery Rock University Dec. 10 to present a scholarship benefit concert. The opera star's performance at SRU a year ago raised $3,000, and this fall she helped create the Marianne Cornetti Scholarship to support music education students.

SRU Students to Attend Harrisburg Conference, Meet with Lawmakers as Disability Advocates

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eight students in Slippery Rock University's Adapted Physical Activity Program travel to Harrisburg Nov. 14-15 to attend an advocacy conference that includes a meeting with state lawmakers to discuss the importance of providing physical activity opportunities for those with disabilities.

SRU to Host Biodiesel Revival Saturday to Explain Alternative Fuels

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Expanded interest in Slippery Rock University's first Biodiesel Revival, featuring Greg Boulos, co-founder of Steel City Biofuels, a company dedicated to promoting the use of locally manufactured fuels in the western Pennsylvania region, as speaker, has prompted plans for a second program.

Blase S. Scarnati to Turn Over Musicians' Concert Band Baton at Dec. 4 Concert

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Founder and veteran conductor of the Musicians' Concert Band Blase S. Scarnati will turn over the conducting baton to Jeff Kroner, an original band member and current music teacher with the Butler Area School District, when the 100-member community band presents its final concert of the year Dec. 4.

SRU Professor Breaks New Ground on Behavioral Ramifications of Handedness

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Biology determines a person's beliefs and being exclusively right- or left-handed or ambidextrous shapes those beliefs, according to new research by Slippery Rock University's Dr. Christopher Niebauer, assistant professor of psychology.

World-renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Co. Performs Jan. 20 at SRU

SLIPPERY Rock, Pa. - Tickets are now on sale for the Jan. 20 performance at Slippery Rock University by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, which blends American and Chinese movement to create what the New York Times calls "rare modern dance."

Family, SRU Health and Safety Department Establish Scholarship to Honor Accident Victim

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� The Steven McFeely family of Grove City along with Slippery Rock University's health and safety department have established the Kyle S. McFeely Memorial Scholarship to honor the 22-year-old SRU junior killed in a two-car, Pine Township accident Oct. 14.

Snyder Charitable Foundation Commits $250,000 to Fund Lobby in SRU's New Sci-Tech Building

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The Snyder Charitable Foundation based in Kittanning has committed $250,000 to help construct Slippery Rock University's new $14.4 million Science and Technology Building, slated for opening next spring. The building will include a formal lobby named for the Snyder family following announcement of the family foundation's gift in support of the campus project.

SRU Quilters Stitch for Hurricane Katrina Victims

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Many of them don't have anything, and this will give them something warm to snuggle up in," says Jean Wanchick, organizer of a Slippery Rock University quilting guild working to aid Hurricane Katrina victims.

SRU Joins New On-line Training Center to Offer Solutions to Time-Strapped Individuals

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's division of lifelong learning has signed on to offer "," a new on-line education center and course library designed to expand and enhance the university's continuing education course offerings.

SRU Leading 16th Annual Community Drive as 'Project Christmas Elf'

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Names of needy children in the Butler/Lawrence county area for "adoption" as part of Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership's "Project Christmas Elf" are available by calling 724-738-2273.

SRU Dance Department to Showcase Students, Faculty, Guests at Fall Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University dance department will showcase students, faculty and guest artist at its annual fall concert set for 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Swope Music Hall and offering styles ranging from jazz to Bronx rocking.

SRU Flute Choir, Chamber Flutes to Release First CD at Sunday Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University Flute Choir and Chamber Flutes will release their first CD titled "Flute Garden" as part of a 7:30 p.m. Sunday [Dec. 4] concert in Swope Recital Hall.

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