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 May 2008 Archive 



APSCUF membership elects SRU's Amy Walters vice president

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Amy Walters, a member of the Slippery Rock University communication faculty since 1990, was elected vice president of the Association of Pennsylvania State, College and University Faculty, the statewide faculty union, at its legislative assembly in Grantville.

SRU's exercise and rehabilitative sciences department honors outstanding seniors

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Six Slippery Rock University students have been honored with outstanding senior awards and scholarships by the department of exercise science. Students' accomplishments include academic excellence, leadership and initiative.

SRU computer science professor joins new WWW group as expert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Slippery Rock University's David Dailey, associate professor of computer science, has been invited by the World Wide Web Consortium to serve as an expert for its newly chartered Scalable Vector Graphics Interest Group.

Rock sweeps up PSAC track and field championships

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Rock teams recorded a sweep of�the�Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference outdoor track and field�team�championships last weekend�at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Rock softball team earns first-ever NCAA tournament berth

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rock�softball team will make its�first-ever�appearance in�NCAA postseason competition later this week.

SRU Alumni Association names Sobczak 'Outstanding Senior Man'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kevin Sobczak, a physics and computer science major with a minor in mathematics, has been named the SRU Alumni Association's 2008 Outstanding Senior Man.

Athletic training majors receive national scholarships

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Six Slippery Rock University athletic training majors have received $2,000 scholarships from the National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation - the most ever awarded by the association to students from one institution. Two students also earned $2,000 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society.

Emily Hendrickson receives '2008 Outstanding Senior Woman' honor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Emily Hendrickson, mathematics major with minors in philosophy and art history, has been named the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association's "2008 Senior Woman of the Year."

Seven Army ROTC cadets trained at SRU take commission oath

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Six Slippery Rock University Army ROTC cadets and one cadet from Grove City College were commissioned Saturday as second lieutenants in commissioning ceremony in the University's Advanced Technology and Science Hall and as part of commencement ceremonies.

Pa Education Department selects SRU Child Care Center as model

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Student Government Association Preschool and Child Care Center has been asked by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to allow publication of its Preschool Curriculum and Daily Schedule as a model for others.

SRU professor in China reports no ill effects from earthquake

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's George Brown, associate professor of political science, on sabbatical from the University and teaching in China, reports he was unharmed by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that devastated a large region of China Monday. Brown and his wife are in Nanjing.

SRU names Kevin Reynolds head men's basketball coach

Local Audubon honors SRU for wildlife sanctuaries

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has received a Conservation Award from the Bartramian Audubon Society for establishing four Audubon wildlife sanctuaries since 2005. The sanctuaries, part of the University's green landscape and outdoor learning initiative, preserve 210 acres.

SRU honors 35 staff for dedicated service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Thirty-five staff employees at Slippery Rock University were honored this week for their dedicated service, including Dorothy Thompson, a 35-year employee in the Office of Alumni Relations.

SRU hosts seminar on selling to the federal government

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a free General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedules seminar from 9 a.m. to noon May 21 at the Holiday Inn in Beaver Falls.

SRU Performing Arts Series features harmonies, Irish music, comedy

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Another renowned array of singers, comedians and dancers highlights Slippery Rock University's just announced 2008-09 Performing Arts Series. Subscriptions for the four shows - Capitol Steps, The Four Freshmen, Pastures of Plenty (Woody Guthrie tribute) and Dublin's Traditional Irish Cabaret - are now available.

The Rock wins Dixon Trophy for first time

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has been named�winner of the 2007-08 Dixon Trophy awarded to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's most successful all-around program.

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