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 March 2008 Archive 



SRU music faculty bring smiles to faces of children in war-torn Kosovo

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -"The turmoil of a prolonged national war shows in the faces of children, but can be lessened by the universal love of music," said Stacey Steele, assistant professor of music at Slippery Rock University, who spent part of her academic sabbatical working with youngsters in what is now the newly independent country of Kosovo.

SRU polishes test tubes, beakers as high school scientists assemble

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 500 junior high and high school scientists will be on the Slippery Rock University campus Feb. 23 to demonstrate their understanding of science and compete for scholarships as part of a daylong Region IX meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science.

Science projects earn budding scientists SRU scholarships

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Adam Dobson, a Seneca Valley High School senior, and Kathie Richey, Kennedy Catholic High, Sharon, junior, were named the top science students at the 2008 Region IX Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition at Slippery Rock University. Both received four-year, SRU scholarships totaling $24,000 for their efforts.

Study abroad programs help internationalize SRU education.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 200 Slippery Rock University students will spend their spring break learning about the languages, cultures and history of Italy, Amsterdam, Brussels, England, Ireland, Costa Rica and other nations as part of their classroom studies.

SRU students capture words of local World War II veterans

SLIPPERY ROCK �� A dozen Slippery Rock University students have launched a project to interview local World War II veterans in an effort to capture their stories. The students will use the stories to create a book detailing the veterans�f experiences.

Pittsburgh business leader brings ideas for company growth to SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pittsburgh condominium community developer Paul Scarmazzi will offer details on the success of his business and his view of the future housing market when the Slippery Rock University School of Business continues its "Success Starts Here" lecture series Feb. 28.

SRU heads statewide park-manager law enforcement training

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's department of parks and recreation has received a $46,135 grant to lead three weeks of park law enforcement training for more than 20 state-park managers from across Pennsylvania.

SRU presents 'Five Guys Named Moe' musical March 29

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A wild cast of characters will jazz up the house with electrifying energy when Slippery Rock University presents the Tony-Award winning musical "Five Guys Named Moe" March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium.

Rock students place as finalists in multi-state competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students grabbed two of the five finalist rankings at 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's C. Vivian Stringer receives Embrace Kids Foundation honor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �C. Vivian Stringer, coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team and a 1970 and 1973 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate, will be honored for her inspiration and leadership by the Embrace Kids Foundation in Edison, N.J., at its annual dinner/auction April 17.

Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra names SRU's Warren Davidson director

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Warren Davidson, Slippery Rock University music instructor, has been named the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra's music director.

Rock track teams win PSAC championships

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The SRU men's and women's track teams won Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference team championships over the weekend, besting individual PSAC records in pole vault and the 55-meter dash in the process.

SRU Dean's List and Graduate List Fall 2007

Slippery Rock University dean's and graduate lists for fall semester 2007.

SRU Public Relations Office grabs five national awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of University Public Relations has won five national awards in the 23rd Annual Admissions Advertising Awards competition sponsored by Admissions Marketing Report. The Admissions Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country.

Alumna becomes first lay Cardinal Stritch University president

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Helen Sobehart, a 1972 Slippery Rock University graduate, has been named the first lay president of Cardinal Stritch University. The 71-year-old institution with an enrollment of 6,900 is in Milwaukee.

FNIH says yes to SRU's 'I Can Do It, You Can Do It' program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Center on Disability and Health has received a $60,000 grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to continue its "I Can Do It, You Can Do It" mentoring initiative for three more years.

SRU schedules weeklong Holocaust Rembrance Program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is expanding its traditional Holocaust Remembrance Program to an entire week in order to accommodate a growing number of presentations. The week will offer a series of lectures and films that remind the community about how fragile human rights can be.

Critical Mass bicycle event promotes clean transportation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Bicyclists will take to the streets en masse Friday when the Slippery Rock University Cycling Club and other campus groups sponsor a Critical Mass ride to promote reliance on petroleum-free transportation. The bike ride will begin at 6 p.m. in front of SRU's Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center and is open to the public. No reservations are required.

SRU students organize first green bike, music festival for April 5

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - While doing something for the environment once meant just recycling newspapers or plastics, Slippery Rock University students are taking greening to a new level by making it part of their everyday life - including transportation. To help spread the word about the value of greening, several campus groups have come together to organize the University's first Leave It Green Bike and Music Festival on April 5.

Annual SRU Kaleidoscope arts festival offers colorful medley of fun

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University campus community will be filled with artistry and outdoor activities - as well as a Children's Day performance under the big tent by the Zany Umbrella Circus - during the annual Kaleidoscope arts festival April 16-29.

SRU's 'Up 'til 2' project raises thousands for St. Jude Hospital

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Put nearly 300 enthusiastic Slippery Rock University students, thousands of letters explaining the work done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and a ton of stamped envelopes in a room, add games, exercises, dance moves, loud music and camaraderie and what is the result? Donations totaling $20,939.15 to help support the hospital's pediatric cancer research.

Trumpters blow into Slippery Rock University for Saturday program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The piercing sounds of trumpets will be heard throughout the day Saturday when Slippery Rock University hosts "Trumpet Day," a full day of instruction and master classes featuring some of the music world's best trumpet experts

SRU salutes 2,500 scholars at annual Academic Honors Convocation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly 2,500 Slippery Rock University scholars will be honored for their academic achievements at the University's annual Academic Honors Convocation April 7 in Morrow Field House.

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