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 April 2009 Archive 



SRU Alumni Association dinner salutes students, alumni

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will honor this year's Outstanding Senior Man and the Outstanding Senior Woman, the 2009 Young Alumni Award Recipients and 18 scholarship recipients at its annual recognition awards banquet Saturday.

Bus efficiency, green bikes, environmental conference receive Green Fund support

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - In Italy the trains run on time, and at Slippery Rock University the buses will run on time and efficiently, or students will know why, after a $40,000 upgrade is completed as part of the Student Government Association's shuttle bus service plan.

SRU elementary education's Bernice Brown plans 'Capstone'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For Bernice Brown, retiring associate professor of elementary education and early childhood at Slippery Rock University, her 31 years in the classroom were just the preliminary work in preparation for her serious study during her retirement

New Old Stone House curator plans expansion projects

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Aaron Cowan, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of history, has been named curator of the University's Old Stone House, one of Butler County's most recognized and historic landmarks.

Cow Paddy Bingo supports SRU's Forgotten Angels' project

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's�Student Athletes for Forgotten Angels organization will sponsor a Cow Paddy Bingo event from 2-5 p.m. Sunday on the soccer practice fields at the intersection of Harmony and Kiester road at the east end of campus.

Tsuquiashi-Daddesio becomes interim humanities dean at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, Slippery Rock University professor of modern languages and cultures, has been named interim dean of the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts.� She has taught French and Spanish at SRU since 1988 and served as chairperson of the department of modern languages and cultures since 2005.

Computer science majors develop technology of the future

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Hercules," Slippery Rock University's student-operated robot, is a box-shaped automaton that uses lasers, sonar, bumper sensors and a camera to move about an Artificial Intelligence Lab. He plays follow the leader, picks up trash - and he comes in peace.

Artists, students residents paint the town with purpose in SRU's Kaleidoscope arts festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Edward Grout, an award-winning artist and teacher for more than 35 years, will lead a public mural project as part of Slippery Rock University's Kaleidoscope arts festival. The project aims to do more than just beautify a building in town.

SRU's Colleen Gray joins symphony orchestra as soloist

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Colleen Gray, soprano and an associate professor of music at Slippery Rock University will be the guest soloist when then Slippery Rock University Symphony Orchestra performs Monday in Swope Music Hall.

SRU gathers 266 bags of trash in 'Recyclemania' drive

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Once word got out that Slippery Rock University was enrolled in "Recyclemania," a national recycling competition sponsored by the National Recycling Coalition, the trash rolled in.

SRU trustees hear 2006-07 alumni pleased with education

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ninety-eight percent of Slippery Rock University graduates from the 2006-07 class rate the quality of their education as "Good" or "Excellent" according to a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Survey, SRU President Robert Smith told the University's Council of Trustees today.

SRU launches $10-million student data system upgrade

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has launched a $10-million, multi-year Student Information System Project that will replace the University's nearly 40-year-old mainframe computer system and provide a cohesive data processing system as well as new infrastructure expected to meet University needs.

SRU president uses 'Perfect Storm' theme to describe year ahead

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Using a nautical theme based on the book and film "The Perfect Storm," Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith said the University is facing high seas, gale-force winds and rocky shores, but "when a ship is at sea, it is not the force of the gales nor the howling of the wind that moves it along its path. It is people on the deck, at the helm and pulling together that preserves the ship and assures its course."

SRU plans 'Piano Extravaganza'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University music department will host a "Piano Extravaganza" at 4 p.m. April 26.

'Something in the Way They Move' spotlights SRU dance majors

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University dance department will spotlight its seniors in two performances titled "Something in the Way They Move" April 25 in Swope Music Hall.

SRU volunteers raise $17,470 for St. Jude in 'Up 'til 2' event

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - An estimated 200 Slippery Rock University students stayed up until 2 a.m. having fun last Nov. 21 in the second annual "Up 'til 2' event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. - and raised $17,470 in the process.

SRU Army ROTC commissions seven cadets as 2nd lieutenants

second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at 4 p.m. May 2 in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium.

Women's rugby club at SRU drops tough quarterfinal match

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The magical season for the women's rugby club at Slippery Rock University came to an end last weekend with a tough loss to the University of Delaware at the Collegiate Division II Women's National Championship in Orlando, Fla.

SRU readies for two commencement ceremonies

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The count stands at 1,357 for Slippery Rock University's May 2 commencement ceremonies, which will be staged at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Morrow Field House.

RLA celebrates 1,000,000 people hours of training

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Regional Learning Alliance learning and conference facility, conceived and developed by Slippery Rock University, promotes economic development in western Pennsylvania by providing corporate training opportunities for more than 500 companies as well as classes for thousands of college students.

'Kaleidoscope on Main' promises entertainment for all

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Kaleidoscope on Main" Saturday will feature the best of local and regional bands, an artists market with 40 artists, plant sales, children's activities, food and more. The annual collaboration between Slippery Rock University and the town of Slippery Rock is part of the University's Kaleidoscope arts festival, which ends Sunday.

Electrical power back on at SRU; finals continue at scheduled

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Electrical power to nearly all of the lower campus at Slippery Rock University was restored at 4:10 p.m. today following nearly a full day of trying to identify the exact cause of a short circuit in a high-voltage delivery line.

SRU plans alternative commencement for students returned from Mexico

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The 22 Slippery Rock University students who returned from Mexico City Tuesday following their student-teaching experience are considering a number of alternative ceremonies to mark their college graduation amid health concerns following their possible exposure to the swine flu virus.

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