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 February 2007 Archive 

 

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Computer programming competition challenges area high school whizzes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's computer science department will host its seventh annual Computer Programming Competition Feb. 20. The competition brings 100 of the region's brightest high school computer whizzes together to compete for prizes by writing Java programs.

Antarctica expedition provies a 'Rock Solid' learning experience

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Michael Zieg, assistant professor of geography, geology and the environment at Slippery Rock University, knows the meaning of a "Rock Solid" education more than most people. Zieg just returned from a two-week research expedition in Antarctica, where he collected 150 rocks he and SRU geology majors will analyze to learn more about the separation of continents.

Tickets available at the door for Feb. 7 concert by Pittsburgh Symphony Pops

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Tickets will be sold at the door when the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops� performs 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium. The concert will feature music interpreting well-known figures in literature, including Romeo and Juliet.

Dining Services cooks up new plan to improve Boozel's services

Slippery Rock University professor helps five teachers earn National Board Certification

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - As every Slippery Rock University education major will tell you, personal attention results in successful learning. Claudia Balach, assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, put that edict into practice to help five Sharon City School District teachers earn the prestigious National Board Certification Teacher designation.

1,300 regional high school students to vie for SRU language awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Almost 1,300 high school world language students from 41 regional high schools will visit the Slippery Rock University campus Feb. 20 for the department of modern languages and cultures' annual "World Languages Competition."

SRU 'Opportunity Knock' program open to high school seniors

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Opportunity Knocks," a three-day learning experience for high school seniors to better understand life at Slippery Rock University, will be Feb. 15-17 sponsored by the University's Office of Admissions.

'Take 5' concert features Symphony Wind Quintet, Faculty Jazz Quintet

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's annual "Take 5" concert featuring the Symphony Wind Quintet and the Faculty Jazz Quintet will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 in Swope Recital Hall.

Mardi Gras celebration features music, masks and merriment

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Mardi Gras, Slippery Rock University-style, will be celebrated Feb. 16 as part of the University's International Arts and Cultures series.

'Success Starts Here' series features Internet business leader

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Raul Valdes-Perez, chief executive officer at Vivisimo Inc., one of the Pittsburgh Business Times' "Pittsburgh 100" companies, will explain how he saw a technology problem, found a solution and is growing his Pittsburgh-based high-tech business when he lectures at Slippery Rock University Feb. 15.

'Vagina Monologues' to benefit local women's groups

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Women's Studies Program will present three performances of Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" to benefit the Lawrence County Women's Shelter and the Butler County VOICe program.

Junior scientists invade University for annual PJAS competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly every area of science will be represented when 500 seventh- through 12th -grade scientists converge on Slippery Rock University Feb. 24 for the annual Region IX meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition. The budding researchers will compete for $24,000 in SRU scholarships.

Trio tickles the ivory to raise dollars for SRU scholars

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock Piano Trio will present "Towering Beethoven" as its fourth annual Baker Scholarship concert March 4 at 4 p.m. in Slippery Rock University's Swope Recital Hall.

'Little Shop of Horrors' opens SRU's 2007 theater season

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The woeful pleading, "Feed me Seymour, feed me," will echo through Miller Auditorium when the award-winning musical "Little Shop of Horrors," opens Slippery Rock University's 2007 theater season.

U.S. Army's 'We Want You' campaign invades Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The U.S. Army and Hollywood converged at Slippery Rock University last week to tape an Army recruitment video featuring a former student with supporting roles filled by nearly 20 Rock students. The Army plans to post the three-minute informational video on its Web site.

'Rock Solid Success' ad series wins national award for creativity

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's series of Rock Solid Success newspaper ads highlighting the job placement success of SRU graduates has received a 2006 Merit Award from Admissions Marketing Report magazine. A magazine spokesman said the ads were recognized for their creativity, quality and consumer appeal.

Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' makes campus debut Feb. 27

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University's Commonwealth Association of Students and the department of English will offer a free screening of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium.

SRU Jazz Ensemble blows into Chicago for prestigious collegiate jazz festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, is off to Chicago Feb. 23 to perform at the 48th annual University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival, the oldest such jazz festival in the U.S.

'Topic Tuesday' discussion series offers women helpful advice

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Women interested in understanding how technology aids stalkers or how to enjoy a safe spring break, should check out "Topic Tuesdays" a new initiative from Slippery Rock University's Bridge Project.

Alumni Association president earns his sergeant stripes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Eric Holmes, president of the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association, was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant by the Pittsburgh Police Department. Holmes, a 1993 SRU graduate, has been a city police officer for 10 years, working in the K-9, narcotics and vice divisions.

SRU Jazz Ensemble blows into Bulter for free concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble will offer a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Butler Intermediate High School in preparation for its appearance at the 48th annual University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival.

World-renowned voice and opera coach visits campus

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Baritone Lorenzo Malfatti, internationally recognized voice and opera coach and professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, will critique Slippery Rock University voice majors and offer a public master class Feb. 23.

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Guest lecturer to discuss 'Race and the Black Body'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - George Yancy, professor of philosophy at Duquesne University, will discuss "Race and the Black Body" at a free lecture 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Slippery Rock University's Advanced Technology and Science Hall auditorium.

Harvard group taps computer science professor for project

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - David Dailey, associate professor of computer science at Slippery Rock University, was invited by the Envisioning Science Project at Harvard University to participate in a software development initiative aimed at improving visual communication. Dailey and a few others will help in the design of the next generation of "image and meaning" software.

SRU's Amnesty International chapter shines spotlight on Darfur

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University chapter of Amnesty International will focus the spotlight on the conflict-ridden Darfur region of western Sudan when it presents "Genocide: The Crisis in Darfur" the week of Feb. 26-March 3.

Political Science Film Night presents 'Who Killed the Electric Car?'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -��"Who Killed the Electric Car?," a film that chronicles the life and mysterious death of GM's EV1, will be shown by the Slippery Rock University political science department at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 as part of its ongoing Political Science Film Night series.

Holocaust Memorial curator presents 'Nazi Medicine, Eugenics and the Holocaust'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Susan Bachrach, curator of special exhibits for the United States Holocaust Memorial Exhibit, will discuss "Nazi Medicine, Eugenics and the Holocaust" at Slippery Rock University March 6 as part of the University's 13th annual Holocaust Remembrance Program. Her traveling exhibit "Deadly Medicine Creating the Master Race" is on display through March 18 at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum.

AACSB accepts accreditation plan, business faculty begin next step

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The initial accreditation committee of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has accepted Slippery Rock University's School of Business Accreditation Plan and faculty are now proceeding to complete the full accreditation process.

SRU music professor featured on Grammy-winning CD

'Vagina Monologues' production raises $3,000 for two regional women's shelters

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Lawrence County Shelter for Victims of Abuse and the Butler County Victims Outreach Intervention Center (Butler County VOICe) will share more than $3,000 in proceeds from Slippery Rock University's Women's Studies Program performances of Eve Ensler's award-winning plan "The Vagina Monologues."

SRU seeks input in preparing Hazard Mitigation Plan

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is inviting the entire community to offer information to be used in preparing a Hazard Mitigation Plan that could be implemented should the region be struck by a natural or human-caused disaster.

Couples invited to plan their wedding plunge at Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - In the stomach-churning world of wedding planning, the details can often drive brides-to-be to tears. To help reduce the stress, Slippery Rock University is hosting its first "Wedding Showcase" 4 to 7 p.m. March 27. The event will promote the University as a wedding site and connect couples with local photographers, disc jockeys, bakers, florists and those selling or renting bridal gowns and tuxedos.

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