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 October 2006 Archive 



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.

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