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 September 2007 Archive 



Music professor receives United Way's Red Apple Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Stacey Steele, a Slippery Rock University music faculty member and recipient of the University's 2007 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, has received a Red Apple Award from the United Way of Butler County. The award recognizes her leadership and dedication to students and the community.

SRU Women's Center hires director, outlines new programs

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Women's Center at Slippery Rock University is a place where women gather for lively discussion and advocacy. Always active, this fall it promises to be especially busy under its first full-time director Jodi Solito.

Campuswide tree-tagging program takes root in Slippery Rock

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jerry Chmielewski, chair of the biology department at Slippery Rock University, is branching out across campus to label representative trees with their biological Latin and English names in an effort to support campus greening and environmental literacy.

Emeritus art professor opens Barcelona exhibition today

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Akiko Kotani, professor emeritus of art, opens an exhibit of her works on paper today at the contemporary gallery mx espai 1010 in Barcelona, Spain.

SRU Disaster Mitigation Planning Committee meetings Sept. 20

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Disaster Resistant University/Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 in the University Union to review current plans and accept public comment.

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."

Capt. Stafford promoted to assistant chief of University Police

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Capt. Windy Stafford, a 2000 Slippery Rock University graduate 1-year veteran of University Police, will be sworn in 11 a.m. Thursday as assistant chief of the department. SRU President Robert Smith and Constance Foley, vice president for student life, will facilitate the oath of office and badge presentation.

'Annie Mouse' back with new issue for parent, children discussion

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Annie Mouse is back, and she's got parents and their children talking.

'Tallgrass Gothic' opens SRU student theater season

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The first show of the Slippery Rock University theater department's 2007-2008 season is Minnesota playwright Melanie Marnich's romantic tragedy "Tallgrass Gothic," a haunting story of obsessive love. The play is based, in part, on the brutal British Jacobean tragedy "The Changeling."

Enhanced Rock Dollars program records robust launch

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - If the first eight days are any indication, Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff are giving the new Rock Dollars program a big "thumbs up."

SRU president outlines Univesity initiatives; welcomes new faculty

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - In an Academic Assembly address filled with new initiatives and affirmations why "It's a great time to be at Slippery Rock University," President Robert Smith welcomed nearly 40 new faculty members to campus.

Web visibility leads to major scientific modeling project invitation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Visibility on the Web helped garner David Dailey, SRU associate professor of computer science, an invitation to join a large-scale scientific modeling project by INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control.

Enrollment growth, performance success top president's report

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith reported today to the Council of Trustees he expects enrollment and performance indicators to exceed last year's.

SRU American Sign Language Club hosts Deaf Awareness Day

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The American Sign Language Club at Slippery Rock University will host Deaf Awareness Day Sept. 27 with a keynote address by Mary Ann Stefko, mainstream and sign language coordinator at Pittsburgh's Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

Slippery Rock University establishes another enrollment record

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For the eighth consecutive year, Slippery Rock University enrolled a record number of students for fall semester, this year hitting 8,325, a 1.2 percent increase compared to a year ago.

SRU Women's Center promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Women's Center will screen the film "Rachel's Daughters," at 6 p.m. Monday in the University Room of North Hall.

Hispanic culture in spotlight Oct. 4-23 at Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The wealth of diversity found in the Hispanic culture will be highlighted during Slippery Rock University's sixth annual Hispanic Month and D�a de la Raza celebrations running Oct. 4-23. Guest lectures by Colombian television journalist Manuel Teodoro and author Susan Chavez-Silverman from Pomona College highlight the celebration.

Slippery Rock University opens entertainment excursions to public

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Residents of western Pennsylvania will have the opportunities to enjoy three major Pittsburgh arts performances at discounted rates thanks to Slippery Rock University and its alumni association, which organized the entertainment excursions.

3 SRU dance majors share summer experiences in India

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University dance majors Lindsay Armstrong of Corry, Amie Davis of Carrolltown and Patricia Robinson of East Aurora, N.Y., will share their summer experience of studying classical Indian dance in Chennai, India, at a lecture/demonstration Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Abbass Alkhafaji, professor in SRU's School of Business, dies

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Abbass Alkhafaji, an award-winning Slippery Rock University School of Business professor who maintained dual U.S. and Iraqi citizenship, died Thursday night at The Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 59. His wife and six children survive him.

Slippery Rock Farmer's Market adds children's activities

Slippery Rock senior tackles football, geology with distinction

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