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 January 2006 Archive 



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.

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