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 March 2009 Archive 



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.

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