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 February 2008 Archive 



U.S. Army Band selects SRU's Meixner for international conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Brian Meixner, SRU assistant professor of music, is one of only three college low brass teachers from around the world invited to perform at Saturday's United States Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference at Fort Myers, Va.

Faculty establish two Chinese culture, scholarship organizations

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two new faculty-oriented groups intended to boost multicultural environment/appreciation and promote ��mutual understanding and respect among individuals with diverse backgrounds were recently formed at Slippery Rock University.

Tucson folk-rock singer plays at Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Namoli Brennet, a Tucson-based folk-rock songwriter who has released five CDs on an independent label, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium on the Slippery Rock University campus.

SRU Alumni Association awards nearly $11,000 in scholarships

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association Scholarship and Awards Committee has selected 13 students to receive more than $11,000 in academic scholarships for the coming academic year.

SRU hosts 3rd District candidate's forum Saturday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Four Democratic Party candidates seeking election to Pennsylvania's third congressional district will join a Democratic Candidates Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Slippery Rock University's Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

Philadelphia Eagles promote Rock grad to linebackers' coach

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Bill Shuey, a 1996 Slippery Rock University graduate, has been promoted to linebackers' coach by the Philadelphia Eagles. The sport management graduate started his career with the Eagles as a marketing intern and most recently worked as a defensive quality control coach.

SRU's adapted physical activity minor earns national honor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Adapted Physical Activity Program has been named the Adapted Physical Activity Outstanding Program of the Year for 2008. SRU's program teaches students how to organize and manage physical and recreational activities for children and adults with disabilities.

ACPA names SRU's Connie Foley a Diamond Award winner

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Connie Foley, vice president for student life at Slippery Rock University, has been named an American College Personnel Association Diamond Honoree Award recipient for her more than 30 years of student advocacy and leadership in higher education. She will receive the award March 31 in Atlanta

SRU Army ROTC sophomore takes top honors at Air Assault School

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Army ROTC cadet Zachary Foster, an environmental science major from Volant, has earned the Air Assault Badge from the U.S. Army's Sabalauski Air Assault School at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

SRU theatre professor's 'Dark North' heads to Columbus stage

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University theatre Professor David Skeele's play "Dark North" has been selected for presentation at the MadLab Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.

SRU extends women's swimming for another season

Co-Ed Magazine names SRU senior Miss Co-Ed

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Shari Mazek, a senior at Slippery Rock University, has been named a Miss Co-Ed by the online magazine Co-Ed after she placed first and second in national modeling contests. The magazine posted several competition photographs of Mazek, an elementary and special education major from Pittsburgh.

SRU helps couples plan wedding without a hitch

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� - One thing couples don't want to worry about on their big day is the reception. Staff at Slippery Rock University are trained to "deal with the details" and are sponsoring a "Wedding Showcase" Feb. 28 from 4-8 p.m. to show off their skills and promote the University as a wedding site. The showcase, according to organizers, will also help connect couples with local photographers, bakers, florists and those selling dresses, bridesmaid gowns and tuxedos.

Scholarship concert features 'Beethoven, Brahms and the Blues'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Beethoven, Brahms and the Blues" is the theme for this year's Dwight and Jeane Baker Memorial Scholarship Concert presented by the Slippery Rock University Piano Trio. The concert is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in SRU's Swope Music Hall.

SRU history graduate earns accolades from Pa. Historical Association

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Daniel P. Barr, a 1994 history undergraduate and a 1996 history master's degree recipient from SRU, has received the Philip S. Klein Pennsylvania History Prize from the Pennsylvania Historical Association.

SRU's Levy tapped for KDKA Black History Month feature

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Alan Levy, Slippery Rock University history professor and an expert on the desegregation of professional sports, will be the featured guest on KDKA Newsradio 1020 from 3-4 p.m. Saturday. Levy will discuss his book "Tackling Jim Crow: Racial Segregation in Professional Football" in conjunction with Black History Month.

Rock students place as finalist in multi-state competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students grabbed two of the five finalist rankings in the Allegheny College and The New York Times Presidential Primary Reform Conference. The competition, staged at Allegheny College, asked students from universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and New Hampshire to suggest a plan for reforming the presidential primaries. Finalist is the highest rank possible.

SRU receives $25,000 grant from Reeve Foundation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has received a $25,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to expand a student-led fitness program for local veterans with disabilities. The program plans to introduce wheelchair basketball and quad rugby to serve veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Techno 'Macbeth' arises on SRU's Miller Auditorium stage

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Shakespeare's timeless and masterful "Macbeth" will be brought to life in techno timelessness on Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium stage for five performances beginning Feb. 27.

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