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SRU dance department's 'Setting the Pace' opens spring series

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University Dance Theatre will be "Setting the Pace" in their January program that opens the University dance department's spring semester concert series. The upcoming concert includes works by guest and student choreographers.

Postcard show honors art professor's 40 years at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Glen Brunken, professor of art at Slippery Rock University, doesn't care about accolades, but he certainly deserves them. He has helped hundreds of students develop their painting, teaching and art skills during his 40 years at Slippery Rock University.

SRU students turn Rev. M. L. King Jr. observance into 'Day of Service'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 175 Slippery Rock University students have volunteered for the University's sixth annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and will offer their time, energy and enthusiasm to a dozen western Pennsylvania organizations and facilities in need of help.

SRU's Army ROTC program director earns lieutenant colonel rank

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Maj. Patrick A. Callahan, director of Slippery Rock University's Army Reserve Officer Training Corp, has been promoted to lieutenant colonel. The appointment was signed by Gerald T. Mayer, chief of promotions, Jan. 1 and was followed by a formal, on-campus induction ceremony Tuesday.

SRU's Campus Family Campaign exceeds campaign goals

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Organizers of the 2008-09 Campus Family Campaign at Slippery Rock University are more than pleased by the results. Family and staff contributed $132,003.

Two SRU students create once in a lifetime memories at inauguration

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two Slippery Rock University students remain on Cloud Nine after spending several days in Washington, D.C., to witness firsthand Tuesday's historic inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Payne unlocks problems of domestic violence in new dance

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The world premiere of "Under Lock and Key," a bold and dynamic dance about domestic violence by Ursula Payne, Slippery Rock University dance professor, will be staged Jan. 23-25 at Pittsburgh's New Hazlett Theater.

SRU's new center links teaching, technology to learning outcomes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Technology is going in circles - and that's a good thing.

Rock climbing, kayaking programs at SRU open to area youngsters

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Outdoor Adventures program at the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center will offer a one-day program in rock climbing and a one-day program in kayaking to area children.

SRU leads national training for 'I Can Do It, You Can Do It' program expansion

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's position as a national leader in encouraging physical activity among those with disabilities will enter a new phase Feb. 5-6 when eight universities and agencies from across the country come to The Rock to learn how to replicate the "I Can Do It, You Can Do It" mentorship program that SRU is piloting.

Magic Planet brings world to life

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Press one button and weather patterns emerge. Press another and Jupiter appears.� Press again and Hurricane Katrina comes to interactive life.

Lectures, movies, music highlight SRU's Black History Month

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Lectures, movies, music and memories will be part of Slippery Rock University's Black History Month celebration. Events run through the month of February.

SRU's international program keeps good company; ranks in Top 40

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is keeping good company - and has been for quite sometime according to the latest Open Doors report published by the Institute for International Education which tracks study abroad and international student activities.

Pittsburgh Symphony All-Star Chorus features SRU singers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Five Slippery Rock University students have been selected to join the Pittsburgh Symphony All-Star College Chorus when the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, presents "Marvin and the Music of Jerome Kern" in Heinz Hall.

SRU's Yamamoto joins Pa. Department of Education focus group

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Junko Yamamoto, an assistant professor of secondary education/foundations of education at Slippery Rock University, will bring a very personal perspective to her appointment as a new member of the Pennsylvania Department of Education's English Language Learner Group.

SRU Theatre revives popular musical 'Cabaret'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The long-popular, long-running Kander and Ebb Broadway musical "Cabaret" will be revived for six performances by Slippery Rock University's theatre department beginning Feb. 20 in Miller Auditorium.

SRU Alumni Association honors 16 with $15,300 in scholarships

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association's scholarships and awards committee will present $15,300 to 16 scholars as part of its annual awards dinner.

Theatre major wins regional American College Festival award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Just the right amount of makeup, the proper hair style and suddenly a star is born, especially if award-winning makeup artist Kelly McBane, a Slippery Rock University theater major from Pittsburgh, is handing your look.

New dietitian super sizes healthy eating advice

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Fat is under siege at Slippery Rock University, and students are discovering where to turn for healthy eating advice - Michelle Apple, the University's new registered dietitian. Apple advises students on the big picture of nutrition and wellness, including dietary intervention, behavior modification and the importance of exercise.

Bottom falls out of cardboard box recycling; SRU suffers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Economics 101: Make fewer refrigerators, washers and dryers; buy fewer boxes to ship them in. Result: Lower prices paid to Slippery Rock University for its cardboard box recycling efforts.

SRU Institute for Learning in Retirement readies spring classes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nine years and literally thousand of participants later, Slippery Rock University's Institute for Learning in Retirement is flourishing, readying its spring course offerings and already has plans for 2010 on the drawing board.

Increasing graduate numbers, weather worries bring two-commencement plan to SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University knew the day was coming; It was just a matter of time. With nine years of record enrollments, the number of students graduating each term was bound to reach a critical mass. Faced with increased numbers of graduates, which led to fewer tickets available for family and guests, as well as constant worries regarding the weather have prompted the SRU commencement planning committee to opt for two separate, indoor ceremonies starting with spring commencement.

Maya Angelou plans lecture at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Maya Angelou, an accomplished poet, award-winning writer, journalist, activist, performer, dancer, actress, director and teacher, will lecture at 7 p.m. April 18 at Slippery Rock University as part of the University Program Board Lecture Series program.

New women's studies director at SRU broadens program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University, which pioneered women's studies by launching a program more than 30 years ago, has named Cindy LaCom, SRU professor of English, the first new Women's Studies Program director in 17 years.�

SRU Frederick Douglass Institute promotes diversity, understanding

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Making plans for Black History Month events, a field trip to Pittsburgh' Heinz History Center's "Slavery in Pittsburgh" exhibit and offering students opportunities to spend a month in Cameroon, Africa, are keeping Slippery Rock University's Frederick Douglass Institute active and on task.

SRU updates accountablity site

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- 7.4 percent increase in Slippery Rock University's six-year graduate rate, along with increased enrollment numbers, enhanced class quality and tuition costs are included in today's upgrade of the SRU Profile: Accountability 2009 Web site.

SRU hosts 15th annual PMEA District 5 Jazz Festival, concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Curtis Johnson, former director of jazz studies at West Virginia University, and David Glover, assistant professor of music at Slippery Rock University, will be guest directors for the 15th annual Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5 Jazz Festival hosted this weekend by SRU's music department. ���������

Junior high, senior high scientists exhibit their research at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly $25,000 in scholarship and awards will be presented when more than 500 junior high and senior high school students from western Pennsylvania schools gather at Slippery Rock University Feb. 21 for the 52nd annual meeting of the Region IX Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science.

SRU Trustees give go ahead to new leadership building

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University's Council of Trustees authorized construction of a 2,240-square-foot Leadership Reaction Course Classroom Building at today's session. The facility will serve the University's leadership development programs.

SRU ranks among nation's top schools for service learning

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Beyond the Books, Guide to Service-Learning at Colleges &� Universities," which profiles the nation's top institutions for service learning, has selected Slippery Rock University for inclusion in the 2009 edition.

Paranormal researchers seek truth behind 'Emma the Ghost'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students, faculty members and others who claim to have seen or heard "Emma the Ghost" at Slippery Rock University will finally have an answer when someone asks them: "Who you gonna call?"

SRU professors write guide to creating near-perfect exams

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Edwin Christmann and John Badgett, professor of secondary education/foundations of education, have written the near-perfect book for college faculty, classroom teachers and others interested in creating the near-perfect exam.

SRU Jazz Ensemble performs with Elling; packs for Chicago

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday with Grammy-nominated jazz artist Kurt Elling, then pack their bags for a three-day trip to Chicago to perform at the prestigious Elmhurst Jazz Festival.

Web site expert plans 'Writing for the Web' workshop for SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Bob Johnson, president of Bob Johnson Consulting LLC and an expert in research on how to better engage Web site visitors, will offer a "Writing for the Web" workshop Wednesday on the Slippery Rock University campus. Johnson's visit is sponsored by University Public Relations.

SRU's Slanina writes third Annie Mouse adventure

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The difficulty of meeting new people, especially someone who is different, is the latest adventure for Annie Mouse, the brainchild character created by Anne Slanina, professor of elementary education/early childhood at Slippery Rock University.

SRU students use spring break for community-service work

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly 100 Slippery Rock University students and their advisers will spend their weeklong spring break, which beings Monday, helping others in cities across the U.S. as part of The Rock's annual Care Break program.

Area school scientists earn honors at PJAS event

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Daniel Sheehan, a senior at Karns City High School and Sarah Horner, a junior at Butler Area High School, were awarded recipients of $12,000 Slippery Rock University Scholarships as winners in the Region IX Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science event Feb. 21.

Piano trio celebrates Haydn, Mendelssohn, Turina anniversaries

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock Piano Trio will commemorate "A Trio of Anniversaries" when it salutes the 200th anniversary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn, the 200th anniversary of the death of Franz Joseph Haydn and the 60th anniversary of the death of Spanish composer Joaquin Turina.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass visit SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Noted 19th-century advocates for abolition and women's rights - Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass - will bring their "Equality Beyond Race and Gender" presentation to Slippery Rock University March 12.

SRU alumni plan trip to see 'Cinderella'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will host a trip to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's premiere of "Cinderella" April 25.

MLK Jr. speaker urges students to embrace diversity and excel

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rev. Michael Robinson, a Philadelphia minister and motivational speaker, exhorted Slippery Rock University students, faculty members and staff last Monday to embrace the power of unity as a positive force and to use adversity as an opportunity for growth.� "Adversity can fuel your comeback," he said.

SRU Graduate List Fall 2008

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� -- (Fill in number) area students were among those graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania at winter commencement where U.S. Navy Capt. Kathlene Contres, commandant of the U.S. Navy's Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute and a 1977 SRU graduate, delivered the commencement address.

SRU Dean's List Fall 2008

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned dean's list honors during fall semester 2008.

SRU plans campus, community 'Mini-Mud Ceramic Workshop'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 100 members of the campus and local community are expected to join Slippery Rock University's third annual "Mini-Mud Ceramic Workshop" March 13-14. The workshop will include demonstrations by Kirk Mangus, professor of art and head of ceramics at Kent State University.

SRU musicians take top honors at Chicago jazz festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble and the SRU Jazz Combo I traveled to Chicago's Elmhurst Collegiate Jazz Festival over spring break and brought home 12 Outstanding Awards, including being named the festival's Outstanding Combo.

Jazz trumpeter, arranger, composer Michael Mossman joins SRU Jazz Ensemble at festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jazz trumpeter, arranger and composer Michael Philip Mossman will be the guest artist at Slippery Rock University's Eighth Annual Jazz Festival March 24 in Swope Music Hall and Miller Auditorium.

Rock students qualify for PASSHE honors program in France

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students Jenny Langenhahn and Bethany Kling have been chosen to participate in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Summers Honors Program. They will study aboard in France and spend five days in May discussing European history, politics and culture at Shippensburg University.

SRU plays host to ghosts, paranormal researchers say

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has its own haunted house, Miller Auditorium - if one accepts the initial findings of Baelfire Paranormal Investigation, the Titusville-based group that spent a night in the theatre searching for "Emma the Ghost."

3rd annual Bridal Showcase at SRU helps couples bridle stress, plan dream wedding

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is vowing to make the "big day" connections for betrothed couples less stressful by offering a Wedding Showcase from 5-8 p.m. March 26 in the University Union.

Dublin's Traditional Irish Cabaret performs at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Experience a spectacular evening of Irish song, dance, music and comedy when Dublin's Traditional Irish Cabaret performs at Slippery Rock University at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in Miller Auditorium. Noel Ginnity, dubbed Ireland's greatest living comedian, will help bring the blarney and flavor of the old country to SRU.

Opera sensation Marianne Cornetti hosts master class at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Marianne Cornetti, an internationally renowned opera singer who supports a scholarship at Slippery Rock University, will teach a master class at the University Friday. The public is invited to observe her coaching seven student vocalists from 3-6 p.m. in Swope Recital Hall.

SRU prepares for Middle States Council accreditation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is preparing for the decennial peer-accreditation review by the Middle States Council of Higher Education evaluation team for 2010-11.

SRU Academic Honors Convocation salutes scholars

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nearly 2,600 Slippery Rock University students named to the 2008 spring and fall dean's lists, those honored as Presidential Scholars and participants in a variety of academic and athletic honor programs along with a number of faculty and staff will be recognized April 5 at the University's annual Academic Honors Convocation.

Jal leads Kaleidoscope offerings

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University community will be filled with rich and diverse artists, including former child soldier and hip-hop sensation Emmanuel Jal, who performed at Live Aid 8 and Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday party, during SRU's April 15-26 Kaleidoscope arts festival.

Holocaust survivor describes life in Auschwitz

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Rabbi Baruch Goldstein, who was 16 in 1939 when the Nazis invaded Poland and for the next three years watched� his family scattered throughout the Nazi empire and killed, will deliver a lecture titled "In the Midst of Good and Evil: A Survivor's Account of Auschwitz" when he visits Slippery Rock University March 31.

SRU plans 16th annual Kids' Day at College for fourth graders

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �-- The Institute for Community, Service-Learning, and Nonprofit Leadership at Slippery Rock University will host its Kids' Day at College April 4 as a way of providing 150 local area fourth graders a taste of the college life at The Rock.

SRU 'Prism' scholarship concert blends variety of musical styles

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - There will be light through the glass March 28 when Slippery Rock University's music department presents its annual "Prism" scholarship concert in Miller Auditorium.

SRU Green Fund, president, OK $73,598 to aid environment

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students at Slippery Rock University are showing off their "green" and clearly putting their "greenbacks" where their passions are with approval of $73,598 in Green Fund Advisory Board project approvals.

Annual SRU research symposium showcases student, faculty work

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Twenty-six oral research presentations and 15 poster presentations will make up this year's Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity at Slippery Rock University. The symposium showcases undergraduate and graduate research work.

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.

SRU adds new leadership track to masters in secondary education

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Starting fall semester, Slippery Rock University's department of secondary education/foundations of education, will offer a master of education degree track in education leadership for those interested in school principal positions.

SRU faculty earn international professional development grants

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ten Slippery Rock University faculty will be spotlighting their research and performance talents around the world after being awarded President's International Professional Development Grants program.

SRU launches new enterprise; a meteorological observatory

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is installing a $100,000 air quality and meteorological observatory at the eastern edge of campus. Students will be able to conduct high-quality research on ozone levels and air pollutants, gaining insight into air quality and helping them lead more environmentally aware lives.

SRU's new online hiring system - now online

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Those looking for employment at Slippery Rock University as managers, staff, professionals or coaches - and soon faculty - must complete their application online.

SRU offers 'If You Give a Pig a Pancake & Other Story Books'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Feast your eyes on "Fluffy the Guinea Pig," "Princess Elizabeth, "� "Horace and Morris" and many other children's characters and delight as they come to life when Theatreworks USA presents the musical "If You Give a Pig a Pancake & Other Story Books" at 7 p.m. May 15 in Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium.

SRU students shine at Rising Star Awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Eight Slippery Rock University students have been named Rising Stars for 2009 and have had an actual star named for them. AVI Foodsystems Inc., the campus contact food vendor, purchased seven stars. The SRU Alumni Association purchased one.

Kappa Sigma, alumni, SRU faculty take on Steelers for charity

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University faculty and staff along with current and alumni members of Kappa Sigma fraternity will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8 p.m. May 6 in Morrow Field House. However, to make the competition a bit more fair, the game will be basketball - not football.

75 join SRU's annual Student Teaching, Supervision Conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Lou Slautterback, Slippery Rock University physical education instructor, and Bernie Hoffman, national legal consultant and SRU adjunct professor, headline the University's College of Education's Third Annual Student Teaching and Supervision Conference May 14-16.

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SRU launches need-based Rock Opportunity Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has established a Rock Opportunity Scholarship to provide need-based tuition assistance to in-state students facing financial hardship because of the current economy. The University and Slippery Rock University Foundation Inc. have committed $250,000 to the program and will provide $1,000 to $1,250 a year to more than 200 undergraduates.

SRU offers help to those receiving government contracts

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a free Post-Award Contract Administration Seminar from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry Township.�

SRU salutes 57 staff for years of dedicated service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University honored 57 staff members at the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon for their dedicated service��

SRU's renovated Boozel Dining Hall wins design award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's $7.5 million renovation to Boozel Dining Hall, the primary, on-campus student dining facility, has been a culinary success with students since its January opening and has now captured the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase Outstanding Design Award in the cafeteria/food service areas category.

SRU Performing Arts Series adds Pittsburgh options for 2009-10

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's popular four-program Performing Arts Series has been being expanded to include two optional Pittsburgh events and a murder mystery dinner as part of the 2009-10 season.

Award-winning SRU professor heads Excellence in Teaching Center

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Danette DiMarco, Slippery Rock University professor of English and recipient of the University's 2009 Presidents Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement, has been appointed coordinator of the University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Education Technology.

SRU's Art Sculpture Building casts bright future for students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. � - Slippery Rock University's new $1.25-million Art Sculpture Building will be completed in October, giving students a larger and more efficient facility for creating works in clay, metal, wood and other materials. The educational benefits will be many, including high-tech Internet connections, lecture hall and new computers with three-dimensional applications.

Slippery Rock University launches RecoveryCorps Program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.- Slippery Rock University has received a $549,534 grant to expand its AmeriCorps program to the Northside of Pittsburgh and Beaver and Venango counties. More than 100 students and community residents will be placed with 28 service agencies, with work focusing on meeting the needs of families in economic distress.

SRU sees involvement possibilities with vision sports camp

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's upcoming Tuesday through Friday VIP Sports Camp will provide 50 children who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to participate in swimming, track and field, horseback riding and other sports not typically available to them.

SRU trustees discuss budget challenges

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith today told the Council of Trustees that the number one issue facing the University was budget planning for 2009-10. "The only thing we know for certain at this point is that we will have a deficit, we just don't know the total scope of the problem," Smith said during his report at the trustees' quarterly meeting.

Ham radio operators offer public demonstration at Old Stone House

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Local ham radio operators from the Butler County Amateur Radio Public Service Group will construct emergency radio stations and demonstrate amateur radio for the public at Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 and noon to 5 p.m. June 28.

Good News: 4/13/09: Messer records 750th win

Jeff Messer, Slippery Rock University head baseball coach, recorded his 750th career victory last Saturday when The Rock defeated Mercyhurst College, 13-9 in Jack Critchfield Park.

Good News: 5/14/09: Magazine names Croes an Ashe finalist

Shardea Croes, a junior exercise science major from San Nicolas, Aruba, has been named a finalist for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award presented by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine. She has also been named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Good News: 5/21/09: Papa, Labor earn top coach honors

NEW ORLEANS - John Papa, Slippery Rock University's head track and field coach, was named Tuesday as the Atlantic Region Women's Coach of the Year and assistant coach Dave Labor was named the Assistant Coach of the Year, by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Good News: 2/3/09: SRU graduate heads career services at LeHigh Carbon

Christina L. Moyer, a 1993 political science graduate of Slippery Rock University, has been named director of career services at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville.

Good News: 2/5/09: SRU graduate leads Bedford County Emergency Services

David Cubbison, a 1985 Slippery Rock University recreation and communication major, was in the news recently when the Altoona Mirror featured his work as director of the Bedford County Emergency Services in its local news section.

Good News: 2/4/09: SRU graduate becomes statewide education reviewer

Toni Mild, a Slippery Rock University graduate, has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to be an application content reviewer for the state's Chapter 49-2 Special Education Certification Program. The program requires institutions to produce evidence that their graduates know how to apply successful teaching concepts.

Good News: June 26, 2009: Black Enterprise Magazine names SRU graduate's business toTop 100

Charles Sanders, a 1986 Slippery Rock University graduate, and his wife, Elisa, have had their Pittsburgh-based business, Urban Settlement Services Inc., ranked as one of the Top Black Businesses in the country by Black Enterprise Magazine.

Good News: 6/29/09: PSAC names SRU's Jen Blasko Scholar Athlete of the Year

Jen Blasko, a standout on the Slippery Rock University women's volleyball team and a May graduate, was named today as the 2008-09 female recipient of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Pete Nevins Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Good News: 5/19/09: SRU physical education gradaute gets hall of fame honor

John Miceli, a 1967 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate and captain of The Rock's 1966 football team, was one of eight athletes inducted this month into the A-K Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

Good News: 5/26/09: Three SRU art majors display at Fe Arts Gallery

Art created by three Slippery Rock University art majors will be included in the Grade A exhibition being featured at the Fe Arts Gallery, 4102 Butler St., Pittsburgh.

Good News: 5/28/09: SRU salutes 35 staff for years of dedicated service

Slippery Rock University honored 57 staff members Wednesday at the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon for their dedicated service�

Good News: 6/4/09: SRU graduate heads Quaker Valley athletic program

Michael J. Mastroianni, a 1988 Slippery Rock University sport management master's degree recipient, has been named director of athletics and student activities at the Quaker Valley School District in Coraopolis.

Good News: 5/9/09: Environmental center gets caught 'Green Handed'

The Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education, housed at Slippery Rock University, has received the Green Handed Award for its Web site from Principals for Change, a non-profit organization that supports greening education.

Good News: 6/16/09: St. Edward's University names Cooper assistant athletic director

Greg Cooper, a 2008 Slippery Rock University sport management master's graduate, has been named assistant athletic director for facilities and event management at St. Edward's University.

Good News: 6/23/09: SRU professor showcases adapted program in Sweden

Robert Arnhold, professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences at Slippery Rock University, has been invited to represent North America at this week's International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity in Gavle, Sweden. Arnhold will present SRU's methods for training students as Special Olympics coaches.

Good News: 6/25/09: SRU graduate earns two awards for bravery

Clint Deniker, a 1991 Slippery Rock University graduate and Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer, has received the Carnegie Hero Fund Medal and the Governor's Award for Excellence for saving the life of a motorist trapped in a burning car. The Carnegie Medal includes a $5,000 award.

Good News: It's official: SRU is a 'Great Place to Work'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� �Slippery Rock University is among the 150 colleges and universities named today in The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2009 Great Colleges to Work For survey.

Three SRU dance majors prepare for month's study in India

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- �Slippery Rock University dance majors Kacie Peterson of Frederick, Md., Patty Petronello of Arlington, Va., and Tayler Sady of Lilly, are spending their summer preparing for a monthlong experience in India as part of the University's Dance in India program.

Deans List: Spring Semester 2009

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned dean's list honors during spring semester 2009 (ending May 9).

Graduate List: Spring Semester 2009

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- (Fill in number) area students were among those graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania at spring commencement ceremonies.

Good News: 7/16/09 Trustmark names '90 SRU graduate assistant vice president

Lisa Bovard Fleming, a 1990 Slippery Rock University graduate, has been named assistant vice president for compensation at The Trustmark Companies in Lake Forest, Ill. Trustmark, an insurance holding company, employs 2,500 people nationwide.

SRU again makes Princeton Review's 'Best Northeast Colleges' list

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A "wonderful business school," notable programs in music and physical therapy, residence halls "like palaces" and "excellent education students" were among the top reasons Slippery Rock University was again named one of the 218 best colleges and universities in the Northeast by The Princeton Review.

'100 Years of Broadway' coming to SRU; tickets go on sale Thursday

�SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Individual tickets to Slippery Rock University's Performing Arts Series production of "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway" go on sale Thursday. The Sept. 11 performance opens the season's four-event schedule.

SRU's Ursula Payne earns invitation to international dance festival

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. � - Ursula Payne, Slippery Rock University professor of dance, has been invited to present original choreography at the prestigious American Dance Guild Performance Festival 2009 in New York City Sept. 10-13. Fifty-two dancers from around the world will have their work presented.

SRU's SGA Bookstore goes green for back to school

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Student Government Association Bookstore is the latest campus convert to the greening movement. When the University's 8,600 students arrive for fall semester, they will be able to stock their rooms with 100 new all natural cleaning and hygiene products as well as recycled school supplies and eco-friendly greeting cards.

SRU Old Stone House hosts 'Civil War Weekend'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House will host a "Civil War Weekend" Saturday and Sunday when the 10th Pennsylvania Reserve Re-enactors take the grounds to offer a living American history lesson

SRU earns national honor as 'Military Friend School'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University today was named a Military Friendly School for 2010 by G.I. Jobs magazine. Only 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide made the list. The honor comes on the heels of the University being named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a Great College or University to Work For.

Good News: SRU adds new system to emergency alert strategies

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University and Metis Secure Solutions, LLC announced today they have entered into an agreement to install a state-of-the-art, location-based emergency notification system at the University.

SRU dance department kicks off Saturday program for children

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's dance department will kick off an 11-week Saturday Dance Program for children ages 3-12 beginning Sept. 12.

Books by SRU professors help schoolteachers make the grade

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Veteran school teachers, as well as those entering the classroom for the first time, now have a wealth of help awaiting them as the learn to deal with the problems of assessing student learning. The help comes in the form of books written by Slippery Rock University's John L. Badgett and Edwin P. Christmann.

SRU faculty form Middle East Studies Center to promote knowledge

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University faculty have teamed up to establish a Middle East Studies group to foster and enhance knowledge of the Middle East, including its past and current economic, social, historic, artistic cultural and political development.

SRU music department strikes chord with new women's choir

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University music department has apparently struck a chord with the campus and community. The department's newly formed SRU Women's Choir has already drawn more than 30 members.

SRU shows greening leadership - again

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University continues to show leadership in campus greening, with the introduction of new recycling containers in buildings and the switch to Green Seal Certified cleaning products that are being used daily campuswide.

Disability advocate Simi Linton lectures at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Simi Linton, an award-winning author and one of America's foremost experts on disability and the arts, will lecture at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Slippery Rock University's University Union. Linton is an advocate for increasing disability studies in curriculum and improving the way disability is represented and depicted in the arts.

SRU student group hosts Meet Our Elected Officials program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Students Organizing for America is bringing State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-10th, State Sen. Mary Jo White, R-21st, and U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, D-3rd, to campus to answer questions from students and discuss the importance of public service.

SRU president taps Montero to lead diversity and inclusion program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith today named Jessamine Montero, director of Slippery Rock University's Act 101 program and an assistant professor, as the special assistant to the president, senior officer for diversity and inclusion.

SRU graduate recounts Vietnam horrors; current life as Zen monk

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Claude Anshin Thomas, a Zen monk, international peace activist, award-winning author and Slippery Rock University graduate, will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 detailing his horrifying experiences and life during and after military service in Vietnam

SRU honors 5 alumni for leadership, distinguished service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Five Slippery Rock University graduates have been named to this year's class of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and will honor them as part of the University's annual homecoming Oct. 2-3.

SRU music professor to be center stage for Pittsburgh's G20

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russia's Dmitry Medvedev, and others in Pittsburgh for the G20 gather tonight in Heinz Field's Great Hall, Slippery Rock University's Music Professor Stephen Hawk will be front and center.

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Boozel earns Dining Hall of Distinction honor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Boozel Dining Hall has been named a runner-up in University Business magazine's Dining Halls of Distinction recognition program and will be featured in this month's edition. Only 12 dining halls nationwide were selected. The program honors excellence in all aspects of operations, including variety of entrees, satisfaction, atmosphere and sustainability.

SRU marks Hispanic/Latino Month with artist, scholar lectures

SLIPPERY ROCK, PA. -- Slippery Rock University will celebrate its eighth annual Hispanic/Latino Month throughout October as a way of illustrating the wealth and diversity of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through music, literature, cinema, art, dance, food and the media. Campus events will include lectures by artist Roberto Alberto and scholar Antonio Cortijo from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Regional Learning Alliance marks five years

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Regional Learning Alliance learning and conference facility, conceived and developed by Slippery Rock University, will mark its fifth anniversary of service with an open house reception from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the facility's Cranberry Woods home.

SRU's Spanish, French programs receive national acclaim

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's secondary-education programs in Spanish and French have been named programs of distinction by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages. The recognition means the programs meet national standards of excellence and that SRU students demonstrate advanced foreign language skills.

Wind power workshop offers clean alternative

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research will offer two sessions of a "Wind Power 101 Workshop," from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Participants will learn strategies for reducing their home and business utility costs and decreasing environmental impact.

Trustees salute SRU's expanding Adapted Physical Activity Program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees today as part of their regular meeting presented a resolution honoring the University's Adapted Physical Activity Program for its nationally recognized leadership and declared Nov. 11, 2009, as Adapted Physical Activity Day at SRU.

SRU's 'Cymbeline' features rock, romaticism themes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's theatre department will combine rock and romanticism in its upcoming, six-production adaptation of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline," opening Oct. 16.

SRU receives $251,222 for sexual assault prevention work

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has received a $251,222 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to support The Bridge Project, a prevention program focusing on eliminating violence against women. The three-year grant will also fund an increased University police presence on campus and provide in-car computer equipment.

Six SRU music therapy majors share findings at conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Working with adolescents 15-21 years old in a New Castle detention center as part of their clinical work, six Slippery Rock University students have seen firsthand how music therapy can bring about changes in lives of young people and will now share their findings at the sixth annual Mid-Atlantic Passages Conference in New York.

SRU 'Success Starts Here' spotlight features retired general

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - William G. "Gus" Pagonis, a retired three-star U.S. Army general recognized for his logistical achievements during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and now vice chairman of the board of directors for Pittsburgh-based Genco, will bring his expertise to Slippery Rock University's "Success Starts Here" speaker series Oct. 27.

SRU's Montero wins prestigious Minority Achievement Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jessamine Jovelina Mozo Montero, Slippery Rock University's special assistant to the president: senior officer for diversity and inclusion, will be recognized with a Minority Achievement Award at the 35th Annual Minority Achiever's reception sponsored by Talk/Minority Opinion Magazine.

SRU launches budget-planning Web site; seeks suggestions, community input

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Facing a potential $9 million budget problem in 2010, Slippery Rock University Tuesday launched a Web site documenting budget challenges and encouraging faculty, staff, students and others to share their best thinking about ways the University could increase revenue or cut expenses.

SRU's Old Stone House prepares for Halloween

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University's historic Old Stone House will once again host Halloween festivities this fall, with thrills �- and chills - for visitors of all ages. This year, two separate nightly programs will be offered Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31.

Program fights breast cancer

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University community will have three opportunities to help fight breast cancer this month and learn more about the importance of screening and early detection.

Jack Hanna brings lecture, animals to SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jack Hanna, director-emeritus of the Columbus [Ohio] Zoo and Aquarium, will lecture and show various animals at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Slippery Rock University's University Union.

SRU faculty, staff invited to ride SGA's NEXTbus'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Faculty and staff, as well as Slippery Rock University students, are now just one phone call away from the NEXTbus. The Student Government Association recently installed a new computer system on the campus buses it operates to help SRU become more environmentally friendly while providing up-to-date bus stop information.

SRU's incoming freshman class brings higher GPAs, class rank

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's position as the region's premier undergraduate residential university was affirmed by the fall 2009 entering freshman class, 12 percent of whom come from the top 10 percent of their high school class.

SRU hosts 'Sisters in Healthcare History Project' exhibit

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The first major exhibit of the Slippery Rock University Sisters in Healthcare History project - an artifact tribute to the hundreds of unheralded Roman Catholic sisters who cared for the sick between 1847-1969 - will be staged from Oct. 27 to Nov. 20 at SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery. The grand opening will be 6 to 8 p.m. the first night.

Institute seeks 'CareBreak' volunteers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Non-profit Leadership and its Connector Corps are looking for a few good women and men to staff spring "Care Breaks" to five U.S. cities next March.�

SRU guest pianist concert features American, European selections

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pianist Amber Shay Nicholson will present a guest recital of music, including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and several American composers when she visits Slippery Rock University at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

Competitors tune up for Williamson competition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A dozen Slippery Rock University music students have been rehearsing for weeks in preparation for the 17th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in Swope Music Hall.

SRU's Women's Studies Program confronts genital cutting

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.- The controversial topic of female genital cutting for religious and cosmetic purposes will be the topic of a Thursday discussion at Slippery Rock University, sponsored by the University's Women's Studies Program.

Native American history, traditions, culture in SRU spotlight at annual celebration

Native American history, traditions, culture in SRU spotlight at annual celebration

SRU's Adapted Physical Activity Day advocates inclusion

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will offer an Adapted Physical Activity Awareness Day Nov. 11 to advocate the importance of including those with disabilities in adapted physical activity sessions in educational and community-based settings. The free program, from noon to 8 p.m., will include information booths, student-led activity demonstrations, a T-shirt giveaway, lunch on the Quad, wheelchair sports and more.

SRU celebrates Campus Sustainablity Day Wednesday

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

SRU's Joanne Leight named PSAHPERD 'Teach of the Year'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Joanne Leight, associate professor of physical education and a double Slippery Rock University graduate, has been named "Teacher of the Year" for the college/university division of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The award will be presented Nov. 20 at a Valley Forge Convention Center luncheon.

Veterans Day observance salutes U.S. military sacrifices

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will commemorate Veterans Day 2009 with a public observance at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday at the University's Veterans Memorial. U.S. Army Maj. Patrick Callahan will be the speaker.

SRU president signs American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Robert Smith, president of Slippery Rock University and a longtime proponent of environmental sustainability, today signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment saying, "Slippery Rock University is committed to helping lead the region in reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases, starting with our own campus."�

SRU leads way with 'green' graduation gown

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Go green, the familiar chant at Slippery Rock University athletic events, will take on new meaning next spring when graduates don commencement gowns made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

'Miracles on Main Street' sets spirit for Slippery Rock Light Up Night

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� "Light Up Night," an annual holiday collaboration between Slippery Rock University and the Slippery Rock community, will use Miracles on Main Street" as its theme this year. The program includes a Wreath Decorating Contest to benefit the Slippery Rock Feed My Sheep Food Cupboard.

SRU 'Success Starts Here' features TCi President and CEO

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Joe Finney, a 1986 Slippery Rock University graduate current president and chief executive officer of Tire Centers LLC, will discuss his personal path to success Nov. 24 as part of Slippery Rock University's "Success Starts Here" speaker series.

'Inspecting Carol' opens SRU holiday season

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Daniel Sullivan's "Inspecting Carol," an uproarious farce complete with holiday turns and tunes, will be presented by the Slippery Rock University theatre department Dec. 1-6 in Miller Auditorium.��������

SRU students present ' Dance of India'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Three Slippery Rock University dance majors �- Kacie Peterson, a junior from Frederick, Md., Patty Petronello, a junior from Arlington, Va., and Tayler Sady, a junior from Lilly - will present a lecture/demonstration about classical Indian dance in a special 7 p.m. Nov. 17 program in the West Gym Dance Studio.

Authors tackle 'Girl Bullying' in new book

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - It's not new, but it is growing: Girls bully. To combat the nationwide problem confronting school officials, parents and teens themselves, two Slippery Rock University faculty and two Duquesne University faculty have combined their research in "Understanding Girl Bullying - and What to Do About It; Strategies to Help Heal the Divide," a comprehensive guide that spotlights the issue and offers solutions.

SRU hosts domestic violence expert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Valena Beety, the staff attorney with the Mississippi Innocence Project, a professor at the University of Mississippi and a former assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, will present "Stopping Dating Violence: Strategies on Campus and in Courts" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Four 'American Idol' stars bring talents to SRU Peforming Arts Series

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Chikezie, Trenyce Cobbins, Mikalah Gordon and R.J. Helton will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in Miller Auditorium when Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series presents "Former 'American Idol' Stars for the Holidays."

SRU's Pam Arnhold earns top adapted educator award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pam Arnhold, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, has been named the Adapted Physical Activity Professional of the year by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She will receive the award today in Valley Forge.

SRU leads way with 'green' graduation gowns

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Go green, the familiar chant at Slippery Rock University athletic events, will take on new meaning next spring when graduates don commencement gowns made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

SRU professor spreads love of sign language to students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Myra Balok, assistant professor of English at Slippery Rock University and adviser to the University's American Sign Language Club, is spreading her long-lived interest in sign language across campus through the club and club-sponsored projects.

Honors Program students excell at national conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. � - The Slippery Rock University Honors Program has plenty to brag about. The program attracted 100 new students this year, and the upperclassmen are distinguishing themselves through conference participation. SRU sophomores, juniors and seniors have achieved a 95 percent acceptance rate during the past two years at The National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, besting the national average by up to 50 percent.

SRU video production team tackles football games -- and wins

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For a dozen Slippery Rock University students it has been - Lights! Camera! Touchdown! - as they learned the ropes of recording The Rock's home football games, then producing a product for the campus community and beyond.

SRU senior captures Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Anna Michelle Cypher, a senior Slippery Rock University vocal performance major from Evans City, took top honors last weekend in the music department's 17th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition.

Project Christmas Elf seeks 'adoption' of 75 needy area children

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership and the SRU AmeriCorps Program have the names of 75 local children in need of help for the upcoming holiday and they are looking for people to "adopt" them as part of Project Christmas Elf.

SRU fall concert showcases modern, Indian, jazz dances

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The dance department at Slippery Rock University concludes its fall semester with a showcase of student works in its annual fall concert at 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in Swope Music Hall.

Old Stone House celebrates Civil War Christmas

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House celebrates the holiday season Saturday and Sunday with "A Civil War Christmas," a free program highlighting the traditions, music and culture of Christmas in 19th-century America.

SRU flutists salute conflict, history, fun in Dec. 9 concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Flute Choir, Chamber Flutes and two student flute quartets, directed by Stacey Steele, assistant professor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Swope Recital Hall.

SRU trustees OK plan to build new Performance and Classroom Lab

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Council of Trustees today took the initial step in authorizing President Robert Smith to seek appropriate financing for construction of a new Performance and Classroom Laboratory Facility.

SRU expects 500 graduates at fall commencement Dec. 19

� SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will present 500 diplomas at its fall semester commencement exercise planned for 11 a.m. Dec. 19 in Morrow Field House.

SRU Army ROTC Program commissions three at Dec. 19 ceremony

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Army ROTC Program will commission three second lieutenants at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 ceremonies in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

National Advocacy Learning Center selects two SRU staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Karla Forner, program coordinator for Slippery Rock University's Bridge Project, and Jodiann Solito, director of the SRU Women's Center, have been selected as members of the inaugural Advocacy Learning Center class.

SRU students with right credentials can find jobs in tough times

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - There are jobs to be had, even in tough economic times and when unemployment is at an all-time high, but you have to have the right academic major. More than 70 Slippery Rock University students majoring in parks and recreation/environmental education stood in line Wednesday for summer jobs that may lead to full-time careers in state and national parks as well as with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

SRU's Lifelong Learning Center gears up for allied health courses

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of Lifelong Learning has collaborated with a number of local workforce investment boards to create a program of short-term, non-credit professional development courses in the allied health field.

Students demonstrate spirit of the season

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - While it is not possible to eliminate the pain of separation soldiers feel during the holidays, Slippery Rock University student Colleen McCoy, an education major from Saxonburg, hopes the 141 care packages she is sending to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan will help lift their spirits. Her two brothers serve in the U.S. Army in those warzones.

SRU job seeker gets national exposure at MLB's job fair

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Terry Rodgers, a Slippery Rock University graduating senior from New Castle majoring in communication, learned firsthand this week that being in the right place at the right time can get you national exposure when looking for a job.

SRU alumna bequests $50,000 to physical education department

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Marie Lower Smith, a 1938 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate, clearly loved and respected her alma mater. In her will she left a sizable gift, the first $50,000 is already available to the University's physical education department.

Geologists dig Nevada: research delves into ancient seaway

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Tamra Schiappa, associate professor of geography, geology and the environment, and two geology majors, Meghan Rice and Sarah Schattauer, have been working to unravel the geologic history of Nevada.

SRU ML King events spotlight volunteers, leader's legacy

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will pay homage to the life of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with two programs the week of Jan. 18, including the annual King Day of Service and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, featuring Todd Allen, associate professor of communication at Geneva College, as speaker.

SRU expands exchange agreement with South Korean university

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has approved an expanded exchange agreement with Kangwon National University in South Korea that will bring up to five Korean students majoring in business to SRU annually, beginning next fall.

Shoe drive enables needy children to run on

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Starting out with baby steps, Jennifer Reedy, an exercise and rehabilitative sciences major from Albion, had hoped to collect a few shoes to recycle the soles. Instead, her campus shoe drive produced a stampede of support and 360 pair of shoes for orphans in Central America, Europe and the Middle East.

Miller earns PSAHPERD's 'Professional Honor Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Marybeth Miller, an assistant professor of physical education at Slippery Rock University, has received the Professional Honor Award from the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Two SRU students also were honored at the organization's recent convention in King of Prussia.

SRU's Bruce Boliver earns RCRA Lifetime Achievement Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Bruce Boliver, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, recreation/environmental education, has been recognized by the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association with the 2009 Howard Uibel Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to exceptional leadership, foresight and character.

SRU's Robert Crafton earns EAPSU Faculty Member of Year honor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Robert Crafton, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of English, has been named the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities.

SRU plans 'Movement Concepts' class for children ages 3-5

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will offer a free, on-campus movement activities program, "Moving Concepts," each Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Morrow Field House beginning Jan. 28.

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