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 August 2007 Archive 



Governor appoints PCEE director to State Outdoors Task Force

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kathleen Paul, director of the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education housed at Slippery Rock University, has been appointed to a statewide task force that will spend the next six months formulating recommendations for improving outdoor recreational and educational opportunities for Pennsylvanians.

SRU economics, finance major wins $1,000 FEI Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Brian Plowman, a Slippery Rock University finance and economics major from Lower Burrell, has received the $1,000 Financial Executive International Scholarship awarded by the Pittsburgh Chapter of FEI.

3 SRU women's athletic teams, 6 women athletes earn national honors

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University athletic department recently achieved a significant trifecta when three women's sports programs earned recognition from national governing bodies for their student-athletes' academic prowess.

SRU selects Holmes as interim public safety operations leader

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A Pittsburgh Police Department sergeant who is past-president of the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association was picked by SRU President Robert Smith to lead the University's public safety operations while a national search is under way.

Association selects SRU professor as national fellow

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ramona Nelson, Slippery Rock University professor of nursing, has been named a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. In selecting Nelson, the 115-year-old professional association cited her "sustained and significant contribution to nursing education."

Golden Dragon Acrobats tumble into SRU Sept. 14

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Golden Dragon Acrobats will bring their formidable feats of daring and spellbinding beauty to Slippery Rock University for a Sept. 14 performance, the first in SRU's 2007-2008 Performing Arts Series. Individual tickets for the Acrobats are on sale now.

SRU health professor funds community jogging path

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Michael Cleary, Slippery Rock University professor of health and safety, has made a foot-friendly contribution to his community's fitness. He donated $5,800 to build a cushioned jogging path next to Grove City High School.

SRU graduate earns promotion to brigadier general

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Michael Callan, a 1981 Slippery Rock University graduate, has been promoted to Air Force brigadier general. The Meadville native, a pilot, commands the Air Force Special Operations Forces at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

SRU alumni relations director answers Army's call - again

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Michael Saraka, Slippery Rock University's director of alumni relations, re-enlisted this week in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard after serving from 1989-1995. "In some small way, I just want to do my part," he said.

Incoming SRU freshman has slot in Miss Teen USA pageant

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. − Tune in NBC-TV at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 to find out if incoming Slippery Rock University freshman Kelsie Sinagra of Pittsburgh will be named Miss Teen USA.

SRU's Lifelong Learning area launches new enrichment initiative

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Division of Lifelong Learning is launching a broad-sweeping Professional Development and Personal Enrichment Program through its Office of Workforce and Community Education. The program includes 30 new seminars, certification programs and classes in business management, leadership, computers, languages, grant writing and more.

Editory's Advisory: 1,500 students set for move in at SRU this weekend

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. ��- Numerous feature stories featuring students from your coverage area will unfold Friday through Sunday when more than 1,500 freshmen move into their new homes at Slippery Rock University during "Week of Welcome: Oceans of Opportunity."

Princeton Review names SRU to 'Best Northeastern Colleges' list

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Princeton Review's survey of students attending Slippery Rock University found them bragging about "small classes," a "great library" and "great athletic facilities" among other factors − all of which helped the University earn a spot in the 2008 edition of The Review's just-published book "Best Northeastern Colleges."

SRU graduate earns promotion to brigadier general

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Michael Callan, a 1981 Slippery Rock University graduate, has been promoted to Air Force brigadier general. The Meadville native, a pilot, commands the Air Force Special Operations Forces at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

SRU opens new resource center for GLBTQ students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students had access to a new Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Resource Center when they began the school year Monday. The University converted a former lounge in the basement of the University Union into a base for gay studies, advocacy and outreach.

Shanghai Acrobats tumble into Slippery Rock, kick off Series

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The New Shanghai Circus Acrobats of China will perform Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium.� The group replaces the Golden Dragon Acrobats as the first show in SRU's Performing Arts Series. The Golden Dragon's were forced to cancel their appearance when they were unable to secure a group visa to enter the United States.

Slippery Rock University professor receives award for advocacy work

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Robert Arnhold, Slippery Rock University professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, has received Exceptional Parent Magazine's Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes his advocacy for people with disabilities and leadership with Camp Shriver, a Special Olympics initiative.

Skeele has haunting success; play selected for Festival production

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �� David Skeele, Slippery Rock University professor of theater, definitely knows where he will be in early September. There is little doubt he�fll be pacing the lobby of the Pittsburgh New Works Festival at the corner of Smallman Street and 29th Street, in Pittsburgh�fs Strip District, awaiting audience reaction to his play �gStarla.�h

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