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 December 2006 Archive 

 

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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.

 

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 Bouldersor the Rocketsor the Slidersor 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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