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 April 2007 Archive 



SRU social work program marks 25 years of academic excellence

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Stephen Marson, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, professor of social work and editor of Social Work Values and Ethics Online Journal, will keynote an all-day Internship Supervisor Certificate Program and Workshop celebrating the 25th anniversary of Slippery Rock University's undergraduate social work program. His topic will be "Ethics in Social Work Practice."

25-Year social work program at SRU grows, changes with society

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Just as those involved in delivering social services often work for change, Slippery Rock University's social work program has undergone constant change and growth its in first 25 years, said Michael Stowe, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and social work.

Financial planning team readies for national competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.�- Three Slippery Rock University finance majors are heading to Minneapolis after leveraging a financial plan they wrote into a spot in the finals of a national competition. The 2006 SRU team captured third place.

Voices will soar at three performances of the opera 'Die Fledermaus'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University vocal and music majors will don bat costumes and comically act out the behavior of the winged creatures during three April performances of the opera "Die Fledermaus" (The Bat). Performances are April 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. at Butler County Community College and April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at SRU.

University Program Board books Grammy-winning rapper T.I. for April 30 concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Rap music king and multiple Grammy Award-winner T.I. has been booked by Slippery Rock University's University Program Board an April 30 concert in the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

SRU says 'Al salaam a'alaykum' to Arabic language courses

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Young children learn a few foreign words − Bonjour, Nyet, Si and Gesundheit − but few pick up Arabic words or phrases. That's a problem Slippery Rock University hopes to address when it starts offering three semesters of Arabic language and culture courses beginning next fall.

Earth Festival features kites, workshops, family fun

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The April 21 Earth Festival at Slippery Rock University will include kite making and flying with the Fly! Pittsburgh Kite Club, a petting zoo, obstacle course and many other activities for children and adults. Free shuttle service to concurrent Children's Day activities elsewhere on campus will be offered as well.

Cobb earns National Dance Educator of the Year Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Combine spirited movement, a passion for mentorship and arts education and you've captured the world of Thom Cobb, SRU associate professor of dance and winner of the 2007 "College/University National Dance Educator of the Year Award."

Native American artist, historian visit Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A Native American artist and Navajo art historian will discuss their work and Native American identity when they visit Slippery Rock University to give a lecture April 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the Advanced Technology and Science Hall auditorium. The event is free and open to the public

Pow! Smash! Bang! Comic book author appears at Kaleidoscope

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Comic book icon Harvey Pekar, author of the "American Splendor" series that has been published for more than 30 years and adapted as a movie, visits Slippery Rock University to give a lecture April 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the University Union Multi-Purpose Room. His appearance is free and open to the public.

Folk musician brings strummin' and singing to festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The sounds of a hammered dulcimer and banjo will resound when award-winning folk musician John McCutcheon performs at Slippery Rock University April 27 at 6 p.m. in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall auditorium.

SRU's Old Stone House hosts living history encampment

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Civil War will come alive as a living history encampment, complete with battle skirmishes, demonstrations and tours of the Old Stone House April 28-29.

SRU theater department plans 'Brave New Plays' festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� A six-day, "Brave New Plays" festival, featuring new works written by and featuring Slippery Rock University students along with two professional playwrights has been planned by the University's theater department. Eight new, solo, 10-minute plays will be part of the festival.

Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra returns for Kaleidoscope gig

LIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -The Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra, co-founded and directed by Slippery Rock University's Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, with David Glover, assistant professor of music on drums, will perform Thursday as part of SRU's Kaleidoscope arts festival continuing through April 29.

Partnership sends student teachers to North Carolina

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University secondary and physical education majors will have the opportunity to student teach in North Carolina following the approval of a partnership with the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh.

Hannam named dean of SRU's College of Health, Environment, Science

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith has named Susan Hannam, interim dean of SRU's College of Health, Environment and Science since January 2005, to fill the dean's position following a national search.

Free ' Classical Music from India' concert Wednesday at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kala Ramnath, considered among the most outstanding instrumental musicians in the North Indian classical genre, will present a free violin concert of Indian classical music at 7 p.m. Wed., April 25, as part of the Slippery Rock University International Arts and Cultures Series.

SRU Flute Choir, Chamber Flutes concert features graduating seniors

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Flute Choir and Chamber Flutes present their final concert of the season at 4 p.m. Sunday in Swope Recital Hall/ The concert features graduating seniors in a four-movement work titled "Stone Suite."

Senior dance majors take 'Last Call at the Barre' Saturday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Last Call at the Barre," a production of the Slippery Rock University dance department, will showcase the work of senior dance majors in their last campus concert Saturday. Performances are at 5 and 8 p.m. in Swope Music Hall.

Online special education courses offer teachers a convenient option

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Teachers across the state and nation seeking special education certification no longer need to juggle work schedules or give up every evening and weekend traveling to classes. Thanks to Slippery Rock University, certification classes or even a master's program are now just a click away.

Finance majors win national Ameriprise case competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Three Slippery Rock University finance majors have captured first place in the case component of the national Ameriprise Financial Planning Invitation competition in Minneapolis for developing a comprehensive financial plan for a fictitious couple. Judges lauded the team's entry for its strong, clear language and detail.

University names outstanding graduate students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has named 24 Outstanding Graduate Student Award recipients, citing academic excellence. Provost William Williams presented the awards recently at a University Club ceremony attended by 100 people.

Rock graduate wins statewide award for English thesis

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jason Stuart, a 2006 Slippery Rock University master of arts in English graduate, has received the Outstanding Thesis Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools. Stuart's thesis examined similarities between Internet "culture wars" and the public's reaction to the changing literary scene in 18th-century Britain.

Disaster resistant hazard mitigation planning committee seeks input

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Disaster Resistant University/Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee has scheduled a public meeting for 10 a.m. May 9 in Room 206 of the University Union. The meeting was called to solicit public comment on all aspects related to creating the plan.

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