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 April 2006 Archive 



SRU Honors 10 Managers for Dedicated Service

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith, on behalf of the entire university, offer congratulations and service awards to 10 managers at a recent breakfast session thanking all for the continued service and dedication to the campus.

SRU Theater Department Explores Nazi Era with 'Rosenstrasse'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The plight of German women married to Jewish men during the rule of the Third Reich will be explored when Slippery Rock University's theater department presents "Rosenstrasse," a Terry Lawrence play offer in five performances in Miller Auditorium.

'Three M's' Concert at SRU to Raise Scholarship Funds

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� A "Three M's" concert featuring Mozart, Martin and Mendelssohn will be presented by three Slippery Rock University music department faculty at 4 p.m. April 23 in Swope Recital Hall raising funds for the Dwight and Jeane Baker Memorial Fund Scholarship.

Kaleidoscope Event: Children's Day Set

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A pet parade, story sound booth and concert by Grammy-award winning folk artist Tom Chapin are new to "Children's Day" on April 22, the main family event for Slippery Rock University's fifth annual Kaleidoscope arts festival April 19-30.

SRU Earth Day Event to Examine Environmental Effects on Life, Death, Sex

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� In celebration of Earth Day, Dr. Devra Davis, director of the Center for Environmental Oncology and a professor in the department of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, will present "How the Environment Shapes Life, Death and Sex: Lessons from When Smoke Ran Like Water" at 5 p.m. April 20 on the Slippery Rock University campus

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: U.S. Senate Democratic Party Candidates to Debate

Just a quick note to inform you that the College Democrats at Slippery Rock University will host a U.S. Senator Democratic Candidate Debate at 7 p.m. Saturday [April 8] in McKay Education Building Auditorium on the SRU campus.

SRU Chamber Singers to Perform in Butler with Joe Negri of 'Mister Rogers' Fame

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Chamber Singers and jazz guitarist Joe Negri, known to millions of children as Handyman Negri on PBS's "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," will collaborate for an April 22 concert of jazz standards at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Butler.

Kaleidoscope Event: Pittsburgh's George Romero to Visit SRU for Showing of his 'Creepshow'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - George Romero, director of the black-and-white chiller "Night of the Living Dead" and a favorite among horror buffs, comes to Slippery Rock University on April 19 for a showing of his movie "Creepshow," followed by a question and answer session. A tribute letter from "Creepshow" author Stephen King will be read as well.

'Millennial Generation' Focus of Lecture by Historian, Author William Strauss

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa -� "Millennials and the Pop Culture" is the title of an April 27 lecture at Slippery Rock University by William Strauss, author of 10 books and a leading authority on American generations. His appearance is part of Kaleidoscope, SRU's April 19-30 arts festival.

SRU to Host 2-Day 'Native American Celebration' April 18-19

�����SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "Native American Celebration Day" will be marked at Slippery Rock University with a two-day celebration April 18-19, featuring the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center and the premiere of the play "Higher Education" written by the university's Dr. Frederick White, assistant professor of English.

'Sounds of Korea' to be Presented in Music, Dance at SRU

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Music and dance will be featured at Slippery Rock University when the "Sounds of Korea," including three sets of drums recently donated to the university by its sister school Kangwon University in Kangwon, South Korea, will be presented by the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association of New York when the group visits campus Saturday [April 22].

Kit-flying, Organic Beer-making Workshop, Hybrid Cards Part of SRU Earth Day

�����SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A hybrid car demonstration, an organic beer-making workshop, kite-making and 10 other activities encompass the 16th annual Earth Festival at the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems at Slippery Rock University.

Information Session on Schizophrenia, Documentary, Panel Discussion Set at SRU

�����SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A chance to get information on schizophrenia is being offered those at Slippery Rock University and in surrounding communities at a 7 p.m. April 25 event designed to raise awareness about the mental illness and including a documentary film and a follow-up panel discussion.

Social Work Open House Set at Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- An open house for those interested in a career in social work will be held at the Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods, from 7 to 8 p.m., April 27.

Harry M. Warner Film Festival Opens This Week; 23 Entries to be Shown

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Second Annual Festival of Short Film and Video, sponsored by the Harry M. Warner Film Institute at Slippery Rock University, will be held Thursday [April 20] on campus and Friday [April 21] at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle, offering 22 entries from across the globe.

SRU Biology Professor to Shave Head in Support of Cancer Fund-raiser

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - If donors contribute at least $750 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life April 22-23 at Slippery Rock University, SRU biology faculty Dr. Mark Shotwell says he will shave his head - in public.

SRU Again Sending Team to Ameriprise Planning Invitational

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University financial planning team -- including Jeramy Genaway and Eric Lewis, both of Prospect, and Stephen Sullivan of Slippery Rock� -� has qualified to compete in the national finals of the Ameriprise Planning Invitational.

SRU Senior Computer Science Team Captures First Place in Statewide Competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's senior computer programming team captured first place in last Saturday's Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators besting some 20 other teams from across the state.

SRU Walwik Lecture to Examine 'Ethics, Law and Technology in Open Society'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University's Second Annual Walwik Lecture, named for SRU Professor Emeritus Dr. Theodore Walwik, will present Brian O'Connell, associate professor of computing and philosophy at Central Connecticut State University addressing "Ethics, Law and Technology in an Open Society" on Tuesday [April 25].

Sokolow Dance Performance at BC3 Cancelled

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The 7:30 p.m. Tuesday [April 25] performance of the Anna Sokolow Archive Company set for Succop Theatre at Butler County Community College has been cancelled.

SRU Theater Department to Host 3-Night Theater Festival

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A three-night theater festival offering nine, 10-minute, student-written plays touching on death, love triangles, family issues, homosexuality, male friendship, politics and other everyday facets of life, a night of student-written, one-person monologues and a production of Dr. David Skeele's "Dark North" are being planned for May 2-4 at Slippery Rock University.

SRU Financial Planning Team Takes Third in Nation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University financial planning student team of Jeramy�Genaway and Eric Lewis, both of Prospect, and Stephen Sullivan of Slippery Rock, has placed third and earned SRU a $1,000 scholarship in the National Finals of the�Ameriprise Financial Planning Invitational held recently in Minneapolis.

SRU Honors Faculty for Dedicated Service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University honored 45 faculty for their years of dedicated service, including Dr. John Nichols, professor of history for 40 years at the annual spring semester Academic Assembly held by President Robert M Smith.

SRU to Again Host U.S. Army's Jazz Ambassadors in Free June 27 Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, the Army's premier touring jazz orchestra with appearances in all 50 states, returns to Slippery Rock University for a free concert at 7 p.m. June 27 in Miller Auditorium. The group's performance at SRU last year was a "sellout."

SRU Jazz Ensemble Concert to Launch Summer European Tour; Other Concerts Set

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A send-off performance for the Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble's summer European tour, including concerts in Switzerland, Holland, France and Germany,� along with an "Evening of Brass," and a performance by the Three River's Jazz Orchestra are on the music calendar at SRU.

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