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 July 2007 Archive 



Slippery Rock University taps Heartland for unique ID program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Heartland Payment Systems, (NYSE: HPY), a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment services, has been selected by Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania to deliver the convenience and security of contactless payments by cell phone to students and faculty.

John A. Hicks appointed to PACT executive board

SRU art professor 'adopts' Afghan art school; promotes water project

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University art Professor Richard Wukich's 15-day summer trip to Afghanistan to promote a potable water filtration system and offer marketing advice to local potters also convinced him to adopt the Kabul Fine Arts and Music High School art program in the capital city.

Rock graduate appointed to board of Sri Lankan corporation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Dinesh Mendis, a 1992 marketing/economics graduate, is a great example of how far Slippery Rock University graduates can go - corporately and geographically.

Slippery Rock University joins 'You Can Do It' Initiative

SRU opens 'Rock Dollar' purchasing power to local merchants

SRU makes ABC's 'Good Morning America' twice in month

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� One wonders if ABC's "Good Morning America" should consider a branch news desk at Slippery Rock University after airing reports involving a professor and an incoming freshman in less than two weeks.

Slippery Rock University adds new emergency notification system

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University announced today that it is adding the e2Campus text messaging system to its portfolio of campus communication channels used to alert students, faculty, staff and parents in the event of an emergency.

Unisource Worldwide, Inc., names SRU graduate president

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Unisource Worldwide, Inc., a leading distributor of paper, packaging and facility supplies in North America, has promoted Ken Winterhalter, a 1986 Slippery Rock University finance graduate, to president of the company's paper business segment. The company is based in Norcross, Ga.

SRU grad joins University of Hawaii-Hilo as vice chancellor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Debra Fitzsimons, who earned a master of science in administration in public administration from Slippery Rock University in 1991, was named to the post of vice chancellor for administrative affairs at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, effective Aug 1.

SRU student serving in Iraq keeps in contact with second-graders

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "I have a dog. Do you have a dog?," "How are you? I am fine," and "I hope you are safe," − are some of the thoughts sent by Victory Elementary School second graders to U.S. Army Sgt. Richard Wentling, a Slippery Rock University junior called to serve in Iraq, but keeping in touch with his hometown.

SRU Institute for Community, Service-Learning plans 10-year reunion

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� All students, faculty, staff and alumni and their families who have been involved in Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership are invited to a 2 p.m. Sept. 15 reunion marking the organization's 10-year anniversary.

College of Education graduate wins coveted Golden Apple Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Mary Smolter, a veteran with more than 20 years experience as a sixth-grade teacher at St. Alexis School in Wexford and a 1977 SRU graduate, has been named a 2007 Golden Apple Award winner. The award, presented by the Diocese of Pittsburgh, recognizes excellent performance in the classroom, church and community.

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