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 December 2009 Archive 



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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