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 February 2009 Archive 

 

SPOTLIGHT

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.

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