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SRU Volunteers Head to New Orleans to Lend a Helping Hand

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Eleven Slippery Rock University students, an alumna, plus three community volunteers from Pittsburgh and a faculty member are spending part of their between-semesters-break lending a helping hand to those in Louisiana hit hard by last August's Hurricane Katrina.

SRU Counselor Returns with Wealth of Stories from New Orleans

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Carol Holland, associate professor in the Slippery Rock University Counseling Center, spent 10 days of her holiday break in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans offering counseling services to flood victims and now has enough stories to fill a newspaper.

SRU Dance Department Offers Classes for Children

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's dance department will offer tap, creative dance, hip-hop and jazz classes for children ages 3-12 Saturdays Jan. 21-April 8 at the McKay Education Building Dance Studio.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Co. to Perform Chinese New Year Classic at SRU Jan. 20

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The world-renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Co. will perform "Lion Dance," a 3,000-year-old routine and Chinese New Year tradition, as well as several other colorful dances, when it appears Jan. 20 at Slippery Rock University.

SRU Students to Offer Service, Recall Courage as Part of Rev. King Holiday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The King Day of Service Planning Committee at Slippery Rock University will sponsor the Third Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Monday [Jan. 16] with the emphasis on a "day on, not a day off" as students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members participate in service projects and recall the work of Rev. King.

Science Magazine Publishes SRU Geology Faculty's New Findings on Valuable Ores in Canada

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The origins of one of the world's largest and most valuable nickel and copper deposits have been uncovered by Slippery Rock University geology Professor Michael Zieg through his research at the 1.85-billion-year-old Sudbury impact crater in northern Canada.

SRU to Host 17 Regional High School Computer Programming Teams

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Seventeen western Pennsylvania high schools will send students to the Feb. 21 Slippery Rock University Computer Science Programming Competition, to solve computer, math and logic problems on software developed at SRU.

Jan. 27 Concert at SRU to Celebrate Mozart's 250th Birthday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University music faculty and 70 students will perform "The Mozart's Birthday Bash," offering an evening of Mozart music on his birth date at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in Swope Recital Hall to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Three Rock Bands to Play SRU Concert Sponsored by WRSK

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Three rock bands - The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Elefant and The Morning After Girls - representing three continents will entertain in a public concert set for 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at Slippery Rock University.

SRU Rev. King Celebration Honors 3 for Civil Leadership Roles

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Three Slippery Rock University leaders - DaNine Fleming and Robert Clay, from the Office of Intercultural Programs, and Dr. Frederick White, assistant professor of English -- were have been honored for their leadership in expanding civil rights and understanding by being presented the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Service Award at the university's King Day of Service ceremony.

SRU to Offer Free, 8-Session Stop-Smoking Program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will offer a free, quit-smoking program titled "SmokeStoppers" open to students, faculty, staff and community members beginning Feb. 1.

SRU Summer Reading Program Turns into Pay Increase for Student Workers

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University administrators listened intently as students discussed Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Nickle and Dimed" as part of fall semester's campuswide summer reading program. They heard how difficult it is to make ends meet, including paying tuition, on minimum wage jobs, and have decided to increase student wages to $6 per hour beginning spring classes.

New Director of PCEE Named; Center Located in Downtown Slippery Rock

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kathleen Cowles Paul has been appointed director of the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education at Slippery Rock University, which has relocated to downtown Slippery Rock under SRU's Division of Lifelong Learning.

SRU Faculty, Alumni Included on Dance Magazine's Top 25 List

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "This Woman's Work," a national collaborative involving SRU dance faculty Ursula Payne and six other African-American female choreographers, has been selected for inclusion in Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" list for 2006.

SRU Receives $27,000 Grant for Solar, Wind Energy System

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has received a $27,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority to erect a solar and wind energy system to provide power to its Robert M. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research.

SRU Announces Reduction in Athletic Teams

SRU Plans Monthlong Series Marking Black History Events

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's observance of Black History Month, primarily organized and sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, will offer nearly a dozen events throughout February offering opportunities to discuss diversity and other cultural issues.

Mardi Gras Part of Black History Month Events at SRU

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - As part of Black History Month at Slippery Rock University, the SRU French Club and the International Arts and Cultures Series will mark Mardi Gras with music, dance and food from French-speaking nations of Africa on Feb. 10, featuring the dance music of Afrika Yetu, a Pittsburgh group whose members come from Africa.

SRU Jazz Ensemble to Spotlight Release of Jazz Trumpeter, Faculty Member Stephen Hawk

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "This particular recording is off the scale for the standard of arrangements, the technical brilliance of the musicians and in particular the fabulous brass section," reads an Internet review from the British media of "Reunion," the latest CD issued by Slippery Rock University's Dr. Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, and co-leader Charlie Richard. The Hawk-Richard Jazz Orchestra CD goes public when the SRU Jazz Ensemble performs selections at 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

Harry M. Warner Film Festival Named 'Premier' Event in State

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Tourism and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts have designated Slippery Rock University's Harry M. Warner Film Festival a "premier" event within the state.

SRU to Again Host 2-Day PMEA District 5 Jazz Festival; 40 High School Musicians to Participate

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Forty high school jazz musicians from 13 Butler, Beaver, Lawrence and Mercer counties will gather Feb. 10-11 at Slippery Rock University to sharpen their skills and practice their talents as part of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5 Jazz Festival.

'Best Big Band Jazz Players in Pittsburgh' to Perform with SRU Dance Faculty, Students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When the region's best big band jazz musicians collaborate with the Slippery Rock University dance department for a Feb. 24 concert, a 16-year dream will come true for SRU music faculty Stephen Hawk and dance department chair Nora Ambrosio.

Funeral Information for Laura Moore

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today [Feb. 10] at the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at the corner of East Liberty Boulevard and Collins Street. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

SRU Philosophy Professor's New Book on Philosophyer Immanuel Kant 'Exciting and Profound'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University philosophy Professor Bernard Freydberg's fourth book� "Imagination in Kant's Critique of Practical Reason" breaks new ground by challenging the widespread interpretation of the German philosopher's ideas on morality and actions. The 152-page book is available at the SGA Bookstore and from

SRU Alumni Association Awards $5,000 in Scholarships

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association Scholarship and Awards Committee has elected to honor seven SRU students with more than $5,000 in scholarships for the upcoming academic year, bringing the overall total to nearly 360 scholarships awarded distributing nearly $214,000 since 1973.

1,200 Western Pennsylvania High School Language Students to Complete at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - An estimated 1,200 western Pennsylvania world language students from nearly 40 regional high schools will show off their foreign language skills Feb. 21 in the four-hour "World Languages Competition" sponsored by Slippery Rock University's modern languages and cultures department.

SRU Theater Department to Offer Joe Orton's 'Loot'

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The award-winning, black farce play "Loot," by Joe Orton, will be staged for five performances by the Slippery Rock University theater department as it opens its spring semester theater season.

SRU to Host Region's Budding Scientists for PaJAS Competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly every aspect of science will be on display Feb. 25 when Slippery Rock University again hosts the annual Region IX Meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science and offers $24,000 in scholarship funding to the 500 budding high school scientists.

SRU Faculty Cello and Piano Duo Recital Set

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Cellist Paula Tuttle and pianist Dr. Nanette Kaplan, both members of the Slippery Rock University music faculty, will combine their talents for a 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 recital in SRU's Swope Music Hall featuring works of "The 3 B's" - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

Pennsylvania Farm Link, SRU Schedule Starting a Farm Workshop

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� - Slippery Rock University and the nonprofit Pennsylvania Farm Link will host the "New and Beginning Farming Workshop" March 11 to provide aspiring farmers with advice on crops, the business management and marketing aspect of starting a farm.

SRU Graduate Student to Lead Birdwalks for Public

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Josh Lawrey, a parks and recreation/environmental education graduate student at Slippery Rock University, will lead a series of weekly bird walks for beginners this spring at Moraine State Park and other premier birding spots.

SRU Theater Major Reveives Two Awards; Qualifies for National Competition at Kennedy Center

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Michelle "Mickey" Cruikshank, a theater major at Slippery Rock University, recently won two make-up design awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's Region II competition. As a result, she is one of eight students nationwide invited to compete in the national make-up design championship in April at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

SRU Graduate and Dean's List Honors -- Fall 2005

Links to SRU's fall 2005 dean's and graduate lists for fall 2005

SRU One of Three Universities in U.S. Recognized by Institute for Safety, Health Management

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Safety and Health Management Program is among the first three programs in the nation to qualify for board approval from the National Safety Management Society's Institute for Safety and Health Management.

SRU Math Students to Study Fibonacci Squence

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Just as mathematicians nationwide celebrate Pi Day once a year, math students at Slippery Rock University will devote March 8 to Leonardo of Pisa's famous "Fibonacci Sequence," an 800-year old sequencing of numbers from the man that brought the decimal system to Europe.

New Vice President for Student Life Named at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Dr. Constance Foley has been named vice president for student life at Slippery Rock University, effective July 1, 2006.� "I am very pleased Dr. Foley has accepted this position," said SRU President Robert M. Smith. "As assistant vice president for student affairs at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., for the past eight years, she has helped direct strategic planning for the development of the campus including new housing construction and a major renovation of the student union."

Political Satirists 'Capitol Steps' to Perform at SRU April 1 in ING Series

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- No Washington, D.C., government figure will be safe from teasing when the comedy troupe Capitol Steps performs a combination of songs and skits April 1 at Slippery Rock University as part of SRU's ING Performing Arts Series.

SRU Fall Semester 2006-07 Finals Schedule

This is a link to the 2006-07 fall semester finals schedule

Pa. Health Secretary to Visit SRU Equestrian Center April 4

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Calvin B. Johnson, Pennsylvania secretary of health since 2003, will come to Slippery Rock University on April 4 to learn more about the university's Adapted Physical Activity Program and its latest component, the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center.

SRU Graduate, 'Tempered Steel' Biography to Lecture at Bailey Library

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Charles Byler, a 1970 and 1971 Slippery Rock University graduate and co-author of "Tempered Steel: The Three Wars of Triple Air Force Cross Winner Jim Kasler" returns to campus March 29 to discuss his work as part of the Bailey Library Encounters series.

Holocaust Survivor Dr. Nechama Tec to Address SRU Community

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -�� "Jewish Resistance: Women, Men and the Holocaust," will be the theme when Slippery Rock University presents its annual Holocaust Remembrance Program featuring Holocaust survivor Dr. Nechama Tec, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, Stamford, at 4 p.m. March 29

Kaplan Due to Return to SRU for March 25 Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The piano-playing sister team of Nanette Kaplan Solomon and Iris Kaplan will return to Slippery Rock University for a four-hand recital at 7:30 p.m., March 25 in Swope Music Hall.

Business Editor to Keynote Research Symposium

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.�"Research for the Rest of Us: Practical Applications from a Journalist Perspective" will be the topic for the plenary address at Slippery Rock University's Symposium for Research and Scholarship to be held March 30-31 in the University Union.

SRU Places in Top 18 Percent in International Math Competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A three-student mathematical team from Slippery Rock University has received a meritorious ranking in the international Mathematical Contest on Modeling, placing it in the top 18 percent among 734 competing teams.

SRU to Host Organic Gardening Workshop April 8

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Robert A Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research at Slippery Rock University will hold an introductory workshop for novice gardeners April 8, covering garden design, soil management, seeds, transplants, composting and other getting-started concepts.

SRU's Social Work Program Endorsed by National Council

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The national Council on Social Work Education has re-affirmed Slippery Rock University's Social Work Program for eight years. The backing means the program meets the council's curriculum standards for preparing graduates to work at social service agencies.

SRU Trustees Recognize Dedication of Trustee in Naming Conference Room; Salute Retiring VP

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees honored one of its own today for his outstanding service and philanthropy by naming the Dr. Robert Marcus Executive Conference Room in Old Main, the campus administration building, as a lasting reminder of his dedication to the university.

Hawthorne Heights Concert

Ticket information: Hawthorne Heights

SRU Academics, Scholarship to be Honored Sunday at Annual Convocation Ceremony

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - And the 2006 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Slippery Rock University goes to Dr. Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, an 18-year member of the modern languages and cultures department which will be presented when the university honors more than 2,200 students for their academic accomplishments and achievements at the annual Academic Honors Convocation April 2.

Mozart Expert to Lecture at SRU Thursday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Dr. Rainer Buland, professor of music at the world famous Mozarteum University of Salzburg, will offer a free lecture about Mozart's life and music, the time period in which he lived, discuss what Mozart's music means today and how it has influenced not only Austrian music but the entire world of music, when he visits Slippery Rock University at 1 p.m. Thursday [March 30].

Hollywood Director George Romero, Folk Legend Tom Chapin to Healdine SRU Kaleidoscope Festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A children's day performance by folk legend Tom Chapin, a film festival presentation of "Creep Show" with an appearance by director George Romero and more than 20 other concerts, lectures and special events round out Slippery Rock University's fifth annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival April 19-30.

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.

SRU Aquatics Professor One of Six in Nation Honored

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For his contribution to aquatic safety on a national level, Slippery Rock University physical education faculty Robert Ogoreuc has received the 2006 National Honor Award from the Aquatic Council of the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation. Five other people nationwide received the award.

Summer/Fall Registration Open for Community at SRU's Child Care Center

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University Student Government Association Preschool and Child Care Center is accepting summer and fall student registration for full- and part-time youngsters from across the community with special programs planned for those ages 3 to 5 and those ages 6 to 12, including such themes a computers, growing a garden and creepy, crawly bugs.

SRU Piano Students to Offer Sunday Piano Extravanga

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Piano duets students in Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon's classes at Slippery Rock University will offer a "Piano Extravaganza" at 4 p.m. Sunday [May 7] in Swope Recital Hall, featuring works by a wide range of composers including Mozart, Brahmas, Dello Joio and Rachmaninoff.

SRU Jazz Festival to Include High School Jazz Musicians, Saxist Gary Smulyan

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Fifth Annual Slippery Rock University Jazz Festival is being hosted on Saturday [May. 6] in Swope Music Hall, with the final concert for the event featuring guest artist, award-winning, saxophonist�Gary Smulyan in Miller Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday.

SRU Physical Education Faculty Member Named to PE4Life Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For promoting physical education on a national level and creating a new outreach program at Slippery Rock University, physical education faculty member Randy Nichols has received the Excellence in Advocacy-Education award from PE4Life.

SRU to Confer 1,050 Degrees May 13; Mary Del Brady to be Commencement Speaker

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Mary Del Brady, a 1972 Slippery Rock University graduate and entrepreneur whose 30 years of professional experience include the founding and ownership of several companies in the services and biotechnology industries and recently honored by Pittsburgh's technology community, will be the speaker when the university awards nearly 1,050 diplomas, including 42 doctor of physical therapy degrees and 110 masters degrees at commencement ceremonies set for May 13.

Aebersold Student Center Plans Friday Open House

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� As a way of boosting membership in the Slippery Rock University Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center, the facility will host a 4 to 8 p.m. Member Appreciation /Open House May 12.

Opera Recital in Butler a Fund-Raiser for SRU Junior

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - In an effort to make his way to the international Opera Theatre and Music Festival in Lucca, Italy, this summer, award-winning Slippery Rock University vocal major Michael Desnoyers will sing classical and jazz selections when he offers a fund-raising recital at 3 p.m. May 20 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Butler.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Commencement Moved Indoors

Due to expected inclement weather for Saturday [May 13], Slippery Rock University will hold its spring commencement exercises indoors. The 11 a.m. Saturday ceremony will see more than 1,050 diplomas, including 42 doctor of physical therapy degrees, presented in Morrow Field House.

Grove City Resident Turns Horse Farm into SRU Scholarship Funds

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A 30-acre Grove City horse farm, known as "Sincerrey Andalusians," is being turned into scholarship funding to help Slippery Rock University students and the gift honors family members of the farm's owner, Lois Hamilton

Eight SRU Faculty Receive International Travel Grants to Futher Research

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Eight Slippery Rock University faculty have been awarded President's International Professional Development Grants that will allow them to present papers and undertake research at academic conferences around the world as part of their academic work. The grants will also allow two music department faculty, joined by the SRU Jazz Ensemble, to perform at prestigious jazz festivals in Switzerland, France and Holland this summer.

Slippery Rock Farmer's Market Begins May 20

SLIPPERY ROCK - The success of last summer's Slippery Rock Farmer's Market, organized by Slippery Rock University students, has prompted organizers to establish the market again beginning May 20. It will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 28.



Musicians' Concert Band Plans 4 Summer Concerts at SRU; Plus Special Jazz Orchestra Event

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Musicians' Concert Band, under its new conductor Jeff Kroner will again offer a four-concert summer series plus a special concert by the Musicians' Concert Band Jazz Orchestra as summer entertainment on the Slippery Rock University campus.

SRU's Macoskey Center Gets 'Outstanding Organization' Award

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research has received the "Conservation Award for Outstanding Organization" from the Bartramian Audubon Society, a non-profit organization promoting environmental education and conservation in western Pennsylvania.

$410,995 Grant to Fund Pedestrian Walkways at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - In Slippery Rock University's ongoing efforts to upgrade safety for students and visitors, the university has received a $610,995 federal grant to construct lighted pedestrian paths in the southeastern corner of campus and along Harmony Road.

Regionwide Camp for Visually Impaired Children Set for June 14-17 at SRU

Twenty-five Slippery Rock University students will run VIP Sports Camp June 14-17 giving children with visual impairment from western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas the chance to try their hand at track and field, horseback riding, swimming, taekwondo, rock climbing and tandem biking.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Trustees Meet Friday

The regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday [June 9] in the third-floor Conference Room of Old Main. As usual, a news release detailing action at the meeting will be dispatched shortly after the conclusion of the session.

Alumni Weekend at SRU Graduates Set for June 15-17; 97-Year-Old to Attend

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University alumni - including 97-year-old Helen Miller of Sewickley, a Class of 1931 graduate - will return to campus June 15-17 for the annual SRU Alumni Association-sponsored "Alumni Weekend."

SRU Trustees Vote Approval for Student-initiated $43.7 Million Student Union

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A student-led initiative calling for the construction of a new $43.7 million, 122,500-square-foot Student Union met with the approval of the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees today which authorized a resolution permitting implementation of a loan agreement to finance the project.

SRU Performing Arts Series Bringing Nationally Known Artists to Community

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� A variety of music ranging from the always popular Kingston Trio to the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops will be offered in the four-part 2006-07 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series with season tickets on sale now.

All Army Jazz Ambassador Tickets Distributed; Last-minute Seats Expected

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The supply of tickets to the June 27 performance by the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors in Miller Auditorium on the Slippery Rock University campus has been exhausted; however, it is anticipated a limited number of last-minute seats will become available just before the 7 p.m. curtain.

SRU Jazz Ensemble Readies for Summer Tour of Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Paris

SLIPPERY ROCK. -� There will be plenty of "fireworks" July 4 when the Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, leaves Pittsburgh for the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, as part of a 12-day summer tour.

SRU Jazz Ensemble Prepares 'Bon Voyage Concert' for Monday; Readies European Tour

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The 19-piece Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, will play selections from its upcoming European Tour, including performances at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, at a free 4 p.m. Monday [June 26] concert in Miller Auditorium on the SRU campus.

SRU Athletic Training Major Granted Reaccreditation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's athletic training major has been re-accredited for five years by the Florida-based Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the nation's largest accreditor of health sciences programs.

SRU Math Professor Honored at Internatoinal Conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Robert Vallin, professor of mathematics at Slippery Rock University, received the Andy Award at the 30th Summer Symposium in Real Analysis. Real analysis, a branch of advanced calculus, is Vallin's research specialty. He has written 15 papers on the subject.

Deans List, Graduate List Spring 2006

Here are the deans list and graduate list sent to all newspapers -- daily and weekly -- in Pennsylvania.

SRU Students Honored for Academic Achievement

LIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University annually celebrates Honors Month each spring as a way of recognizing students for their academic achievement and leadership during the academic year.

Student Athlete Scholar Honors

SRU students set record in total scholar-athlete honors.

SRU Gets OK to Offer Criminology, Criminal Justice Major for Fall

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� -Slippery Rock University will launch a major in criminology and criminal justice this fall following approval today from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's board of governors. The new program includes an optional concentration in community corrections.

Frederick Douglass Institute at SRU Brings SIU Doctoral Student to Classroom

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Shanel Winfield, a doctoral student from Southern Illinois University, has plans to teach at a university and is taking advantage of a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Fredrick Douglass Institute summer program for minorities at Slippery Rock University to sharpen her classroom skills.

SRU's Army ROTC Program Commissions Five Cadets as Second Lieutenants

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's award-winning Army ROTC program has commissioned five cadets as second lieutenants at the end of spring semester.

Local Leader, International Leader Selected for SRU Distinguished Alumni Honors

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Robert S. Taylor, Esq., chair and chief executive officer of Cameron Companies, LLC., community leader, Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees vice chair and 1978 graduate, has been name to receive Slippery Rock University's Distinguished Alumni Award for 2006, and Mohammad Nasib, multi-award winning managing director of the Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan and 1992 SRU graduate, has been named recipient of the University's first Distinguished International Alumni Award.

SRU Child Care Center Offering Summer Camps for Children

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Child Care Center is offering Monday through Friday summer programs with half-day camps for children ages 3 to 5 and full-day camps for those ages 6-12.

SRU Theater Troupe to Present Play in Scotland

��SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students will present seven productions of "Dark North," a play written by SRU theater Professor David Skeele, at the 60th Edinburgh [Scotland] Festival Fringe, the largest international arts festival in the world.

Individual Kingston Trio Tickets on Sale Monday for SRU Peformance

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Individual tickets for The Kingston Trio's Sept. 15 concert at Slippery Rock University go on sale Monday, [Aug. 14], the opening event for the university's 2006-2007 Performing Arts Series. The folk group has released more than 30 albums and is expected to perform a number of hits, including "Lemon Tree" and "Blowin' in the Wind."

SRU Dance Faculty to Perform in Tango Festival, Pittsburgh

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University dance faculty Jennifer Keller will perform a "video tango" on the second night of the Aug. 25-27 Artango II festival in Pittsburgh's cultural district. The celebration of Latin culture includes dance performances, dance workshops, live music and visual arts.

SRU Play 'Dark North' Triumphs in Scotland; Campus Performance Set for Aug. 29

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- After presenting the play to five-star reviews at the 60th Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, Slippery Rock University theater majors will present the supernatural horror "Dark North" at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in Miller Auditorium. SRU's David Skeele, professor of theater, wrote the play, which reviewers described as "mesmerizing."

SRU to Begin International Alumni Speaker Series Sept. 7

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Mohammad Nasib, a Slippery Rock University graduate working to promote peace in Afghanistan, will deliver "Afghanistan Today" at SRU on Sept. 7, the first speaker for the university's new "International Alumni Speaker Series."

SRU's New Advanced Technology, Science Hall Opening with Special Lecture Series

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The opening of Slippery Rock University's new, three-story, $14.5-million Advanced Technology and Science Hall will be formerly marked with the four-part lecture celebration "Science and Technology in the New Age" running the week of Sept. 11.

Editor's Advisory: Sept. 5 Academic Assembly

Slippery Rock University President Dr. Robert Smith will host the universitys annual Academic Assembly at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday [Sept. 5] as the opening of fall semester 2006-07. The event will be held in the main auditorium of SRU's new Advanced Technology and Science Hall. The event will include Dr. Smith's vision for the coming year and an introduction of new faculty.

SRU Dance Department Plans Saturday Classes for Children

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The dance department at Slippery Rock University will offer an 11-week series of Saturday dance classes beginning Saturday.� Classes are for children ages 3 to 12 and include creative dance, tap and jazz and hip-hop.

SRU Trustees Approve $6.7-million in Dining Hall Renovations Plan

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Approval to begin plans for $6.7 million in renovations and an addition to Boozel Dining Hall, the primary dining hall for campus residents in the suite-style residence halls opened this fall on the Slippery Rock University campus, were approved today by the SRU Council of Trustees.

Regional Jazz Musicians to Join SRU Pianist for Sept. 28 Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Glenn Utsch, assistant professor of piano at Slippery Rock University, and four regional guest jazz musicians will offer a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in SRU's Swope Music Hall.

Individual Tickets for SRU Peforming Arts Series Events On Sale Wednesday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Individual tickets for the three remaining shows in SRU's Performing Arts Series - Rockapella, the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops and the Duquesne University Tamburitzans - go on sale Wednesday [Sept. 20], as do tickets for a spring adaptation of "Seussical."

SRU Theater Department Offers Shakespeare's 'Henry IV'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa - "Henry IV, Part I," held by many to be Shakespeare's greatest history play, will be staged for seven performances by the Slippery Rock University theater department as it opens its 2006-07 season in Miller Auditorium.

SRU Alumni Association Selling 'SPAMALOT' Tickets

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association is offering tickets to the 2 p.m. Sept. 30 performance of "SPAMALOT" in Pittsburgh's Benedum Center. Tickets are $85 and will include an after-performance reception, sponsored by SRU, at Bossa Nova in Pittsburgh's Cultural District.

SRU Sets Enrollment Record Again: Seven Years of Strategic Growth

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University continues its upward climb in student enrollment, this year hitting the 8,230 mark, up 1.5 percent over a year ago and showing substantial growth in minority student enrollment.

SRU's Walwick Freedom of Speech Lecture Expands: Two Sessions Set

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� This year's Theodore Walwik Freedom of Speech Lecture at Slippery Rock University has been expanded to include two nationally recognized experts, Donald Fishman, a member of the communication faculty at Boston College, and Jonathan Turley, respected legal scholar and a member of the George Washington University faculty.

Teenager Admits Responsiblity in Campus Hoax

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - After thorough investigation today, it has been determined there was no actual threat to shoot African-American students on the Slippery Rock University campus after a Slippery Rock area teenager accepted responsibility for initiating the rumor. University officials have labeled the incident a hoax.

SRU Volunteers Head New Castle Playground Project; Contributions Sought

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - To build a playground in the I Care Community Garden on New Castle's East Side, Slippery Rock University communication instructor Nina Persi and other volunteers are heading a $40,000 campus and community collection drive.

'Faculty, Guest Artist's Dance Concert' Set for Oct. 24 at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University dance faculty, students and guest artists will present modern, ballet, classical Indian and Chinese dance as part of the annual "SRU Faculty and Guest Artist's Dance Concert" at 8 p.m., Oct. 24 in Miller Auditorium.

SRU Hires Veteran Communicator as Executive Director of Public Relations

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith has named Rita Abent, a higher education marketing and communication administrator and former newspaper editor, to be SRU's next executive director of public relations. She starts Oct. 30.

Bobby Gonzalez to be Speaker for SRU's Hispanic Culture Series

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will observe Hispanic Culture Month throughout October, including presentation of the film "Hangin' with the Homeboys," and a keynote address by Bobby Gonzalez, a Nuyorican storyteller, poet and nationally known lecturer.

SRU to Present 'Pennsylvania Farm Day' Oct. 17

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The agriculture awareness event Pennsylvania Farm Day� (formerly known as Cows on the Quad), is scheduled for Oct. 17 at Slippery Rock University. The event teaches local school children about farm animals and crop production while meeting state guidelines for environmental education.

SRU Jazz Ensemble to Release Latest CD at Campus Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, will celebrate the release of its fourth CD "Crossing Borders" in its first campus concert following a successful summer European tour in a public concert set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

SRU International Students Spotlight Home Countries Nov. 5-11

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of International Initiatives and the SRU Internations Club will present "Internations Week" Nov. 5-11, including the always popular "International Dinner," featuring foods from around the world as well as a chance to hear about various nations of the world.

SRU's Growing Exercise Science Program Accredited

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University's Exercise Science Program is one of� six schools in the nation to receive the maximum five-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the largest programmatic accreditor in the health-sciences field. It is the program's first-ever accreditation from CAAHEP.

SRU Teams with Pittsburgh BusinessTimes for 'Success Starts Here' Series

�����SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University's new "Pittsburgh BusinessTimes Speaker Series� -- Success Starts Here" kicks off Oct. 24 with Pittsburgh business leaders offering advice designed to encourage and motivate students and graduates to remain in western Pennsylvania and contribute to the local economy.

Virtual Library Coming to RLA; Cranberry Public Library Helping Out

WEXFORD, Pa.� -� The 12-partner Regional Learning Alliance, western Pennsylvania's higher education and workforce development center, is using a $167,175 grant from the Buhl Foundation to develop the RLA Virtual Library.� The system, on public display during an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14, will make it easier for students to connect to their home institutions' libraries and other Web resources.

SRU Center on Disablity and Health Receives $216,000 to Continue Services

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University will use two new grants totaling $216,000 to continue providing horseback riding, exercise programs and health education through 2008 to area residents with disabilities through its Center on Disability and Health.

SRU VP for Finance Finalist in Pittsburgh BusinessTimes CFO Awards Program

�����SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dr. Charles Curry, Slippery Rock University's vice president for finance and administrative affairs since 1989, has been named a finalist in the Pittsburgh BusinessTimes annual Chief Financial Officer of the Year Awards Program.

Annual Chad Williamson Scholarship Competititon Set for Oct. 28

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A dozen Slippery Rock University voice majors will vie for the Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship in competition set for 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Swope Recital Hall. This is the 14th such competition.

SRU Healthfest to Offer Free Health Screenings, Information to Community

�����SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly four dozen health-related exhibitors will show their products and more than a dozen health-service firms will offer specific health-problem screenings when Slippery Rock University offers its 21st annual "HealthFest 2006" on Oct. 24 in the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

SRU Library 'Encounters' Series to Feature Grove City College Faculty member

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University's Bailey Library "Encounters" series will bring Gary Scott Smith, author of "Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush" and history department chair at Grove City College, to campus at 3 p.m. Oct. 31 to discuss his work and provide further insights on 11 of America's chief executives.

SRU to Present Harvest Fest in Downtown Slippery Rock )ct. 28

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Harvest Fest, a new event for the regional community, will be held at the Slippery Rock Area Farmers' Market in downtown Slippery Rock from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 to celebrate October's biggest fruit -- the pumpkin.

SRU to Hold 3-Day Water Filter Conference; Helping Developing Nations

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� A three-day Water Filter Conference showcasing the research of Slippery Rock University art students in development of a low-input ceramic kiln and flame induction burner system used in firing Potters for Peace ceramic water filters used in developing countries will be held Nov. 3-5 on the SRU campus.

SRU's Dr. Solomon to Offer 'Wandering Through Oz: Piano Fantastique' Nov. 9

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pianist Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon, professor of music at Slippery Rock University, will present "Wandering through Oz: Piano Fantastique" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Swope Recital Hall on the SRU campus.

Pittsburgh Symphony Quartet to Perform Nov. 17 at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Symphony Quartet will perform Nov. 17 at Slippery Rock University and host a residency with 35 SRU music majors, giving them a first-hand look at their lives as classical musicians.

Governor to Bring Campaign to Campus Thursday

The Commonwealth Association of Students at Slippery Rock University reports Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, seeking re-election to the state's top post, and other Democratic party candidates, are expected to� make a campaign stop at SRU from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday [Nov. 2]. The appearance is set for the University Union.

SRU to Again Host 'Unity Week'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will mark Unity Week, organized and sponsored by the SRU Student Union for Minority Affairs, the week of Nov. 12-18 with a host of activities, including a Gospel Fest, films and specialty foods, all designed to promote campus diversity and unity among students, faculty, staff and the community.

SRU Marching Band to Play Halftime Selections at 'Stadium Echoes' Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Highlights of this year's football game halftime shows will be presented when the Slippery Rock University Marching Band, under the direction of James Berry, assistant professor of music, presents its annual "Stadium Echoes Concert" at 4 p.m. Nov. 12.

Gubernatorial Candidate Lynn Swann to Visit SRU Friday

Lynn Swann, the Republican candidate for governor, is scheduled to make a campaign stop at SRU at 2 p.m. Friday [Nov. 3] at the University Union, Room 206. The meet-and-greet is sponsored by the SRU College Republicans. �

SRU Theater Department to Present 'Speaking in Tongues'

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Speaking in Tongues," a ___-act play by Andrew Bovell that explores betrayal, infidelity, fear and the universal yearning for love, will be the second production of the Slippery Rock University theater department's season with opening curtain set for Nov. 14 as part of a seven-performance run.

SRU Piano Trio to be Featured at All Saint's Music Festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Beethoven's Triple Concerto, featuring the Slippery Rock University Piano Trio� -- Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon, Paula Tuttle and Warren Davidson -- with the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra conducted by Melissa McBride will be among the featured selections at Monday's [Nov. 6] fourth annual All Saint's Music Festival held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Highland Park, Pittsburgh.

SRU Bio-Chem Major Takes First at National Research Symposium

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For her biochemical research, Slippery Rock University chemistry major Amanda Henry placed first in the biochemical science category at the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences.

SRU Alumni Association Shows Off Student Art at Hoyt Institute, New Castle

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A special reception for SRU alumni will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art as a way of introducing the artistic talents of SRU students and those enrolled in SRU's College of Fine and Performing Arts. The event is being sponsored by SRU's Alumni Association.

SRU Chamber Flute Choir Concert to Feature Renaissance to 2006 Selections

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Chamber Flute Choir, under the direction of Stacey Steele, assistant professor of music, will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Swope Recital Hall, that includes music written during the Renaissance to that written earlier this year.

SRU ' Focus on French Week' to Feature French Guilder

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University modern languages and cultures department will hold its annual "Focus on French Week" beginning Tuesday [Nov. 14] with a campus visit by contemporary French guilder Joseph Kadri, a Compagnon doreur member of an elite group of artisans recognized for their skills throughout Europe.

SRU Art Professor Receives New Castle NAACP Award for Humanitarian Work

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For local community service and teaching water purification to villagers in Sudan, Iraq and Honduras, Slippery Rock University art Professor Dick Wukich has received the President's Award from the New Castle NAACP. It is the highest honor given annually by the New Castle branch.

SRU Special Education Professor Offers Expertise to Kosovo Schools

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- When Slippery Rock University's Dr. Joseph Merhaut, assistant professor of special education, was contacted by the University of Pittsburgh to join its four-year project in Kosovo, he was intrigued, but had little idea of the massive destruction, disarray and sometimes unsafe conditions he would find in Kosovo's school systems.

SRU Exercise Science Major Wins Honors for College Student Body Weight Research

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Jennifer Basich, an exercise science major at Slippery Rock University, won the Undergraduate Student Investigator Award at the 29th Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine for her research showing many college students don't recognize they may need to lose weight.

SRU Dance Department Plans Dec. 2 Concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University dance faculty and students will wrap up fall semester with a Dec. 2 concert featuring student choreography.

Musicians' Concert Band's Holiday Concert Set for Dec. 3

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University will welcome the Musicians' Concert Band and the Holiday Chorus to campus Dec. 3 for their annual holiday concert, this year using the theme "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

SRU Biochemistry Major Places Second in National Research Symposium

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -For researching the effect of obesity on horses, Slippery Rock University biochemistry major Kimberly Negrin placed second nationally in the biological sciences category at the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

SRU Students Visit Historic Hurricane Site to Make Class Work Up Close and Personal

�����SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Everyone agrees classroom learning is great, but hands on, on-site learning is even better, and at Slippery Rock University students in a variety of geography, geology and the environment courses often get such opportunities, including one recent trip for 30 students and 10 faculty to South County, R.I., to see up close and personal the damage and destruction wreaked by a hurricane 68 years ago.

Musicians' Concert Band to Play Holiday Show

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University will welcome the Musicians' Concert Band and the Holiday Chorus to campus Dec. 3 for their annual holiday concert, this year using the theme "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

SRU's Old Stone House to Host Two Holiday Events

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The annual, three-day Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Old Stone House, Butler County's most recognizable landmark, will be followed by the two-day "A Civil War Christmas," showing what the holiday was like for thousands of soldiers and their families during the American Civil War.

SRU Graduate, Lead Copyright Attorney at Microsoft to Speak at Dec. 16 Commencement

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Elke Flores Suber, a 1993 Slippery Rock University graduate and lead copyright attorney for Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division, and Microsoft Research, will be the speaker when the university confers more than 550 diplomas at its 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16 fall commencement ceremonies.

SRU Jazz Ensemble I Invited to Notre Dame Jazz Festival; Campus Concert Set

SRU Rates High on National Student Engagement Survey

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Results from the 2006 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) show that Slippery Rock University students consistently rate their experience at SRU higher than do students attending peer institutions.

All night library hours at SRU accommodate students during finals week

Pittsburgh Symphony Pops to perform Feb. 7 at Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa . - The Pittsburgh Symphony Pops will bring its high-energy style to Slippery Rock University Feb. 7, for a performance featuring fan-favorite traditional and contemporary selections.

Slippery Rock University launches strategic planning update initiative

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A new era of strategic planning at Slippery Rock University kicked off Dec. 7 when a 42-member team met to receive its charge and to review its work schedule for updating the University's strategic plan.

SRU to save thousands with new PC monitor energy settings

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University expects to save more than $27,000 annually in electricity costs by activating sleep mode settings on 2,000 faculty and staff computer monitors. The work will be done before the beginning of spring semester. The University's Energy Conservation Committee, formed by President Robert Smith, approved the plan as its first energy conservation measure.

SRU counseling department selected as best in Pennsylvania

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University's counseling and development department was presented the "Outstanding Counselor Education Program" award from the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, an advocacy organization, at its 38th annual conference. The association picked one university for the top award from among 25 counselor educator programs in the state.

Moving Concepts: Free movement education program offered to preschool-age children

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Children ages 3 through 5 throughout the region are being offered a free, on-campus movement activities program at Slippery Rock University titled "Moving Concepts" set for 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays in the Morrow Field House beginning Feb. 1.

Enrollment, accreditation successes top Slippery Rock University Trustees' report

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith today told the University's Council of Trustees, "The University's enrollment and accreditation successes are measurable indicators of progress toward our goal of continuously improving the quality and value of an SRU degree."

SRU Fraternity Helps Grove City Boy

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Members of Slippery Rock University's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity recently staged a "PittsBurgh All-Stars Rap and Hip Hop Concert" to raise funds to support three-year-old Jordan Jack. Jordan suffers from Griscelli Syndrome, a life-threatening illness. The event raised $1,300. (photo available)

SRU Students ride technological wave

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More Slippery Rock University students own a computer, cell phone and MP3 player or iPod this year compared to last according to an annual survey conducted by two SRU professors and a graduate student.

SRU Math Professor Tapped for National Post

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the largest mathematics association in the U.S., has selected Slippery Rock University's award-winning math Professor Robert Vallin to become its first associate director for student activities.

Team Narrows Nickname Choice to Four Finalists

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Now taking the field, the Slippery Rock Boulders�or the Rockets�or the Sliders�or the Sluggers. You pick. Those are the four names that emerged as finalists in the name-the-team contest for the Slippery Rock Professional Baseball team. The team, the newest member of the Frontier League, will begin playing at Slippery Rock University's Jack Critchfield Park this summer.

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