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 September 2006 Archive 

 

SPOTLIGHT

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.

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