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SRU spring semester 2008 graduate list

Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust supports 'I Can Do It' program at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Center on Disability and Health has received a $160,000 grant from the Pittsburgh-based Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust to fund student-faculty research on a center program for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities.

SRU graduate appears in 'Crime Scene University' TV premiere

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Becky Wagner, a 2007 Slippery Rock University graduate, is one of several student forensic scientists who will appear in the Thursday television premiere of Crime Scene University. The Investigation Discovery program challenges participants and viewers to solve mock crimes by analyzing forensic evidence.

Guide taps SRU's dance program as one of the top in the nation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's dance program has been named one of the top 200 programs in the country for creative students by "Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers." The 2008 book, which helps college-bound students pick a school, covers academics, auditions, portfolios and admission essays.

State bill strengthens SRU-based environmental center

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Pennsylvania General Assembly has approved a bill to strengthen the Slippery Rock University-based Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education virtual resource center. The bill will establish a nine-member center governing board to provide additional leadership.

SRU's Laurel Dagnon tapped for DNC platform committee

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- When the gavel is pounded at this summer's Democratic National Convention in Denver and the call is made to approve the Democratic Party National Platform for 2008, Slippery Rock University's Laurel Dagnon, director of programming for the Institute for Community Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership, will breathe a sigh of relief and accomplishment. Dagnon is one of three Pennsylvanians named by Gov. Edward Rendell to serve on the party's platform committee.

SRU cast, crew ready to take new play to Scotland's Fringe Festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - It's been rewrites, rehearsal, revisions and practice as 14 cast members of the "The Margins," an original play by David Skeele, Slippery Rock University theatre professor, prepare to take the one-act play to the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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