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 October 2005 Archive 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Dance Faculty, Guest Artist Concert Set for Oct. 25

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's dance faculty will share the stage with alumni and guest artists during the department's annual Faculty and Guest Artist's Dance Concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in Miller Auditorium. The SRU Jazz Ensemble will provide live music.

SRU Theater Department to Offer 17th Century Work

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - John Ford's 1630 Jacobean tragedy "'Tis a Pity She's A Whore" will open the Slippery Rock University theater season in Miller Auditorium on Oct. 12.

SRU's School Counseling Program Gains National Acceptance

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The department of counseling and development at Slippery Rock University has been informed that its master's degree level School Counseling Program has been approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: SRU to Host Special Olympics Sunday

The regional media is reminded that the Butler County Chapter of Special Olympics will hold its Western Fall Sectional from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday [Oct. 9] at Slippery Rock University, offering opportunities for feature stories and photos.

SRU to Mark Indigenous Cultures Week with Visit by Calvin Standing Bear

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "Dia De La Raza," translated as "Indigenous Cultures Week" will be celebrated today through Thursday [Oct. 10-13] at Slippery Rock University, including a musical performance by Calvin Standing Bear, a full-blooded Oglala/Sicangu Lakota from the Rosebud reservation of South Dakota.

Pittsburgh-based Quality Aggregates Creates Award for Laurel High Scholars

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Quality Aggregates, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based surface mining and land reclamation company, has committed to a $20,000 donation to Slippery Rock University to create the Quality Aggregates Scholarship for graduates of New Castle's Laurel High School.

SRU Annual 'Healthfest' to Offer Free Screenings, Information, Updates

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's annual HealthFest, designed to provide the latest information on a variety of human health issues, will again offer a number of free health screenings along with opportunities to learn about exercise, health issues and disease prevention as part of the Oct. 18 event in the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

Annual 'Empty Bowls' Event to Raise Hunger Awareness, Food Funds

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership will host its ninth annual "Empty Bowls" program as a way of raising hunger awareness across the community on Oct. 24.

SRU Internations Club Plans Film Series with International Focus

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University Internations Club will offer a series of international films, including those from India, Iran, France, South America and Japan, all with English subtitles, beginning Sunday [Oct. 16]. All films are free and will be shown at 7 p.m.

SRU Women's Center to Join in 'Love Your Body Day' Oct. 19

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "Love Your Body Day" is being staged to raise awareness and self-esteem as part of a daylong program sponsored by the National Organization for Women and observed at Slippery Rock University on Oct. 19 with sashes as a way of helping women show a positive self-image.

13th Annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition Set

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The 13th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition will be held at 7 p.m. Friday [Oct. 21] in Swope Recital Hall with 17 Slippery Rock University voice majors competing for the award that honors the late Slippery Rock High School graduate who planned to attend SRU.

SRU's University Union to be Converted to 'Haunted House' Oct. 29

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University will host a "Haunted House" open to the campus and community from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29 in the University Union.

Old Stone House to Give Up Ghost Oct. 27-28

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will again sponsor Halloween ghost stories at the Old Stone House, one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks, for two nights, Oct. 27-28 as a family entertainment series.

Conductor Marvin Hamlisch to Perform Dec. 1 at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Marvin Hamlisch, the internationally known composer and conductor who wrote the music for "A Chorus Line" and 40 motion picture scores, will share his life's story and music during a solo performance on Dec. 1 at Slippery Rock University.

SRU Vice President Named Finalist for CFO of Year Honor

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Charles Curry, Slippery Rock University vice president for finance and administration, has been selected as a finalist in the Pittsburgh Business Times' Chief Financial Officer of the Year awards program in the nonprofit category.

SRU Performance of Japanese Lion Dance Set for Wednesday

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A registered cultural asset of Aichi-ken, Japan, the "Big and Small Lion Dance" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Slippery Rock University's Swope Recital Hall showing off the centuries-old folk tradition of the country.

SRU to Host Frederick Douglass Collaborative at Regional Learning Alliance

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Frederick Douglass Institute will host the two-day Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative fall meeting on Friday and Saturday [Oct. 21-22] the Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods Corporate Office Park.

SRU to Host Pennsylvania School Counselors Regional Conference Nov. 18

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� More than 300 high school counselors from western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio will visit Slippery Rock University Nov. 18 for the one-day Pennsylvania School Counselors Association Western Regional Conference under the theme "School Counselors: Fostering Resiliency.

SRU Voice Major from Butler Takes Williamson Competition

���SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Bass-baritone Stephen Ball, a Butler senor voice major at Slippery Rock University, took top honors in last Friday's Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition by offering his version of Mozart's "Madamina!" from "Don Giovanni," and Ralph Vaughan William's "The Vagabond."

SRU to Put 'Focus on French' in Week of Culture Spotlight

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The art of France will be highlighted Nov 7-10 when Slippery Rock University marks "Focus on French Week" displaying the works of painter Michele Caillaud-Houel and sculptor Thierry Cayo in a salute to contemporary French artists.

Up to 1,500 Musicians to Visit SRU for 'Rock Showcase of Champions' Nov. 5

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Up to 1,500 regional high school band musicians will visit Slippery Rock University Nov. 5 for the first-ever "The Rock Showcase of Champions" featuring the top seven bands from southwestern Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association Championships and the top seven bands in the northwestern Pennsylvania Lakeshore Marching Band Association Championships.

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