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 January 2008 Archive 



Tickets available for Philadanco!'s Feb. 8 performance at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� - A limited number of tickets remain available for Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company's Feb. 8 performance at Slippery Rock University. The trailblazing group of contemporary dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium.

SRU Martin Luther King, Jr., observance emphasizes volunteer service

ommunity service projects planned throughout the region as part of the University's fifth annual observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service Jan. 21. Na'im Akbar, a research associate in the Florida State University psychology department, will deliver the day's keynote address.

'In the Moment' captures spirit of SRU dance program

Dance Theatre when it offers three performances of its "In the Moment" showcase.

SRU dance department offers Saturday children's programs

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� - The Slippery Rock University department of dance is offering an 11-week Saturday dance program for children ages 3-12.� Classes will meet Saturdays, Jan. 26 to April 19 (except March 8 and 15) in the McKay Education Building Dance Studio.

Rock Dollars ID program spreads beyond Slippery Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Contactless technology has come to Slippery Rock University's 9,500 students, faculty and staff thanks to a small tag about the size of a postage stamp. Now it's spreading beyond the campus community to Grove City, Butler, Ellwood City and further as merchants realize its conveniences.

SRU hosts Feb. 9 FAFSA Completition Day for college bound

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Financial Aid Office is offering a free financial aid assistance program Feb. 9 to help college-bound students complete the first step for accessing financial aid for college - filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form

'Vagina Monologues' playwright Eve Ensler lectures at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eve Ensler, playwright/performer/activist and award-winning author of "The Vagina Monologues," will speak at Slippery Rock University Feb. 26. Her talk will focus on global efforts to stop violence, particularly against women and girls. The free, 12:30 p.m. address in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall is sponsored by SRU's College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts and the University's Women's Studies Program.�

SRU Office of Residence Life hosts 'Green Carnival'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - In an effort to encourage students, faculty, staff and administration at Slippery Rock University to adopt "greener" habits in 2008, the University's Office of Residence Life will host a "Green Carnival" Jan. 28 in the University Union.

Vocal performance majors star in televised Handel's Messiah

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Two Slippery Rock University vocal performance majors were featured soloists in a televised performance of Handel's Messiah presented over the holidays by the Blazing Star Choral Society in Succop Theater, Butler.

Slippery Rock University presents five MLK Civil Leadership Awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students, staff and a community member were honored Monday with Slippery Rock University's 2008 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Leadership Award for their demonstrated support of civil rights, advocacy for social justice and demonstrated leadership in motivating others toward an understanding of, and quest for, civil rights and social justice for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation age or ableism.

'Lost Boy of Sudan' SRU graduate becomes American citizen

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Gabriel Ajang, a May graduate of Slippery Rock University and "Lost Boys of Sudan" survivor, has become an American citizen. He took the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony last week in Pittsburgh - seven years after arriving in the U.S. following unbelievable hardship in his native country.

1980 SRU graduate seeks Congressional seat

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - John Stroup, a 1980 Slippery Rock University graduate and mayor of Clarion Borough, is running for the 5th Congressional seat of the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes Clarion and 15 other counties in north-central Pennsylvania.

SRU stages 'Vagina Monologues' for sixth straight year

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will join hundreds of college campuses and other American cities in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" by performing the work in February.

Combat photographer brings war photos to SRU for lecture, workshops

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Forty powerful and dramatic photographs from the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan will be displayed in Slippery Rock University's University Union Feb. 7-13 when Russell Lee Klika, a Marine Corps and National Guard combat photographer, brings his works to campus for a series of lectures and workshops.

Wal-Mart names SRU graduate Teacher of the Year

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kathe House Posey, a 1979 Slippery Rock University graduate and sixth-grade teacher at Mount Union-Kistler Elementary School in Mount Union, has been named Teacher of the Year in Pennsylvania in the 12th annual Wal-Mart and Sam's Club State Teacher of the Year program.

SRU psychology department sponsors eating disorders program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's psychology department will sponsor the showing of two documentaries and a panel discussion to help raise awareness about eating disorders and issues involved in providing treatment at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

1,100 regional high school students seek SRU language awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Almost 1,100 high school world language students from 33 regional high schools will invade Slippery Rock University campus Feb. 19 to participate in the department of modern languages and cultures annual "World Languages Competition."

SRU marks Black History Month with multiple events; visit by chieftess

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Black History Month kicks off at Slippery Rock University Friday and offers events ranging from carnivals to examination of "The Truth Behind Hip Hop" and a visit by Queen Quet, Gullah Geechee national chieftess who will explain her nation's culture.

SRU faculty groups plan Chinese New Year celebration

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A 2008 Chinese New Year Celebration will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.� Feb. 9 at the� Newman Center. Slippery Rock University's new Chinese Culture Association and the Modern China Group are sponsoring the event.

SRU hosts SmokeStoppers program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Community Health Challenge of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Butler County Tobacco Free Coalition will offer a free, eight-part series of SmokeStoppers, stop smoking sessions, at Slippery Rock University beginning Feb. 6

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