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 October 2008 Archive 



Women's Constorium converges at SRU for two-day conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 100 members of the Women's Consortium of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the only PASSHE organization devoted to identifying and serving the needs of women, will visit the Slippery Rock University campus Oct. 16-17 for a Women and Politics: The Power of Choices, Coalitions Alliances and Collaborations Conference.

Member of Crow tribe details life on the reservation, prejudice

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Roger OtherMedicine of the Crow tribe in Crow Agency, Mont., who has lived most of his life on a reservation, will speak to Slippery Rock University students and the University community at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in McKay Education Building Auditorium.ced as a Native American and as a member of the U.S. Army.

Rock alumnus becomes conference's all-time career win leader

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Denny Douds, a 1963 Rock graduate, recently became the all-time leader in career wins by a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football coach.

SRU political science major lands prestigious PASSHE internship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Apryle Barta, a Slippery Rock University political science major from Cairnbrook, is working for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in Harrisburg as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

SRU's David Dailey knows SVG, writes book for world wide standard

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - David Dailey, Slippery Rock University computer science professor, knows scalable vector graphics. Those who know David Dailey, know he knows scalable vector graphics. Those who don't know scalable vector graphics can now learn about them in Dailey new book "An SVG Primer for Today's Browsers."

Charles Curry, SRU vice president, wins Minority Achievement Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.- Charles Curry, vice president for finance and administration at Slippery Rock University, will be recognized with a Minority Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Minority Achiever's Luncheon sponsored by Minority Opinion Magazine.

SRU Behavioral Intervention Team responds to troubled students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - In an effort to prevent tragedies similar to those that have stuck college campuses across the nation, Slippery Rock University has launched a program of early detection and intervention for students exhibiting behavioral issues

SRU's annual Healthfest provides keys to healthy lifestyles

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Those who are wondering if their blood pressure, posture and eyesight are up to snuff, or those who have promised to get in shape and are looking for help to do so, will find Slippery Rock University's 23rd Healthfest Oct. 21 the place to get the information they need.

SRU breaks ground for $1.3 million intramural field upgrade

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will officially break ground for a $1.3 million development of 12 acres of University land to be used for intramural sports activities. The public groundbreaking marking construction of the intramural sports complex is at noon Monday on the fields located at the corner of Harmony and Branchton roads on the eastern edge of campus.

SRU dishes up tall order of green, leads natural food movement

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The greening movement is taking hold in the student-favorite world of food at Slippery Rock University. A number of all-natural options have been introduced this fall, including T&B Naturally Caf�, the first nationally on a college campus to offer organic beverages and snacks.

Jazz award winners bring tunes to SRU Thursday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Award-winning, jazz artist Martin Taylor and The Gerald Clayton Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Slippery Rock University's Swope Music Hall as part of their western Pennsylvania visit that includes a Pittsburgh performance.

Leadership training expert addresses regional school superintendents

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - John Hoyle, professor of education administration at Texas A&M and a specialist in leadership training and assessment and future studies, will deliver the main address at Slippery Rock University's College of Education annual fall semester School Administrators Breakfast Oct. 24.

SRU's 'Pittsburgh 100' series spotlights security firm's expansion

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dennis Lejeck, president of Black Knight Security, has turned his military experience into a successful western Pennsylvania company, which was honored this fall by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the fastest growing companies in the Pittsburgh region. He will describe his company's growth as part of Slippery Rock University's ongoing "Pittsburgh 100" lecture series Oct. 21.

Political cartoonist Joe Szabo draws topic for multi-media lecture

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Joe Szabo, an internationally recognized political cartoonist, will deliver a multimedia presentation titled "America's Political Image Abroad: Foreign Political Cartoons" when he visits Slippery Rock University Wednesday.

Rock-Haitian partnership scores goals

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ruben Merisier negotiates Egli Soccer Field on the campus of Slippery Rock University like he owns the place, snapping pictures, smiling broadly and shouting "good play" as the SRU men's soccer team plays a match against Wheeling Jesuit.

'Till dance to they part: duet explores beauty of marriage

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The beauty and harmony of married life from the perspective of a mature couple will be explored through the dynamic moves of dance when Slippery Rock University presents the Faculty and Guest Artist Dance Concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Miller Auditorium.

SRU's I Can Do It, You Can Do It program goes national

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's I Can Do It, You Can Do It mentoring program has been selected to be the national role model for launching nine new I Can Do It programs at schools and community centers across the country.�

Sushi rolls, akara cake top menu for SRU's International Dinner

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Sushi rolls from Japan, akara cake from Nigeria, cullohio apple pie from Ireland and a host of other interesting international foods will be offered at Slippery Rock University's 34th Annual International Dinner Nov. 8. The dinner is the culmination of the University's Internations Week, observed Nov. 2-8.

SRU art department colors campus with group drawing project

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Talk about a public art project that rocks. Slippery Rock University students, faculty, community residents and anyone else who wants to participate will come together Oct. 24 to hand-draw three wall murals in Art Building 1.

SRU brings harmony to sustainability center renovation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A $250,000 renovation of the Harmony House at Slippery Rock University is under way. The center for sustainability education and research will receive a classroom, upstairs offices, geothermal heating/cooling and a covered-porch entrance designed to buffer wind and increase energy efficiency, among other improvements.

SRU celebrates Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will join colleges and universities across the country Wednesday in celebrating the sixth annual Campus Sustainability Day.

SRU pilots new tool to help freshmen transition, succeed in college

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A new assessment tool designed specifically to enhance a student's ability to make a successful transition to college is being piloted at Slippery Rock University and is already receiving accolades from students and faculty alike.

200 SRU volunteers tackle fall cleanup in Slippery Rock Saturday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 200 Slippery Rock University students and community members in the Slippery Rock will team up Saturday for the third annual "Polish the Rock" program designed to help clean-up the village and help residents with pre-winter chores.

SRU marks history with Native American Celebration Day Nov. 6

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will mark its third Native American Celebration Day Nov. 6 with a series of events, including participants from the Pittsburgh-based Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, traditional American Indian dancers, singers and a storyteller.

SRU alumni assemble to haunt new supernatural play by David Skeele

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Some might see it as spooky when Slippery Rock University alumni assemble to present a new play by David Skeele, SRU theater professor. Titled "The Margins: A Play of Supernatural Horror," the play is being revived after summer premieres in Edinburgh, Scotland, and on the SRU campus.

SRU music majors vie for Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Fourteen Slippery Rock University vocal students will be in the spotlight Nov. 2 all vying for the Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship as part of the 16th annual competition. The 7:30 p.m. competition will be in Swope Music Hall.

SRU students plan cardboard village in campuswide social initiative

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Slippery Rock University students will convert the Bailey Library quad into a cardboard village and spend the night in their "houses" to raise awareness of homelessness. The Nov. 19-20 event corresponds with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and the launch of "SRU: Part of the Solution," a major new initiative that puts the spotlight on a social cause of the month.

The Four Freshmen bring sweet harmonies to SRU Dec. 6

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -The Four Freshmen, the legendary vocal harmony group that transcends bobby socks, rock-n-roll, disco or any other genre of the past 60 years, will bring the sweet sounds of "Graduation Day," "It's a Blue World" and several holiday classics to Slippery Rock University for a Dec. 6 performance in Miller Auditorium.

SRU's equestrian center earns premiere site accreditation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- The Storm Harbor Equestrian Center at Slippery Rock University has become the only university-based equestrian center in Pennsylvania to receive a premier center accreditation from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.

Jazz, tap, hip-hop concerts keep SRU dance students on their toes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A dozen jazz and tap dances choreographed by Slippery Rock University dance students and faculty will highlight the dance department's second annual Jazz Dance/Tap Ensemble Concert Nov.8.

SRU pianist brings 'Carnival' flavor to campus Nov. 16

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nanette Kaplan Solomon, Slippery Rock University professor of music, will present a "Carnival" of solo piano works at 4 p.m. Nov. 16. The free concert will feature 19th- and 20th-century works inspired by carnivals, masked balls and other colorful events.

SRU invites would-be detectives to murder mystery dinner theatre

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Mobsters, Molls and Marinara," a murder-mystery dinner theatre set in 1920 Chicago, will be presented by members of Mystery's Most Wanted from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center at Slippery Rock University. Participants will use clues to solve the crime committed.

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