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 August 2010 Archive 



SRU again named 'Best in the Northeast' by The Princeton Review

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has again been named "A Best in the Northeast" college for 2011 by The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company. The list is based in large part on student reviews.

Good News: SRU’s Forgotten Angels working in St. Lucia

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A dozen members of the Forgotten Angels organization at Slippery Rock University are in St. Lucia this week teaching sports clinics for local children and coaches, and delivering an NCAA Student Athlete-Affairs presentation to the local district education office.

Good News: Dance magazines note success of SRU graduates 

Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine have published a story noting the success of Slippery Rock University’s dance program in preparing graduates for opening their own dance studio. The magazines interviewed graduates who have started their own studios, including Sarah Defreisha, ’07, Rebecca Conway-Langguth, ’02, and Jane Baron, ’92.

SRU to WOW newly arriving students Aug. 26-29

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 650 Slippery Rock University upperclassmen, faculty and staff volunteers will be on hand Aug. 26-29 to provide the traditional SRU welcome as more than 1,800 new students arrive at the residence halls for the opening of fall semester. WOW! is SRU's traditional "Weekend of Welcome" program.

Good News: Two SRU Army ROTC cadets earn second lieutenant bars 

Two Slippery Rock University Army ROTC cadets, Brian Morrow, a political science major from Conneaut Lake, and Ruth Pippin, an athletic training major from Kossuth, have earned second lieutenant commissions.

Good News: SRU earns second G.I. Job’ ‘Military Friendly Schools’ listing 

G.I. Jobs magazine, published by Pittsburgh-based, veteran-owned Victory Media, has again named Slippery Rock University to its annual list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Good News: SRU earns slot on U.S. News’ ‘America’s Best Colleges’ top 100

Slippery Rock University has been named one of the top 100 Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report as part of its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.”
Robert Ogoreuc, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physical education, has been elected president of the California-based National Drowning Prevention Alliance. The non-profit organization works to reduce child drowning by encouraging the use of prevention strategies.

Good News: SRU graduate takes athletic director reins at Derry Area Schools

DERRY, Pa. Brandon Rapp, a 2008 Slippery Rock University sport management graduate, has taken over as athletic director and director of community recreation programs in the Derry Area School District.

Good News: SRU graduate uncovers new metal alloys formula

Mohammad Islam, a 1994 Slippery Rock University physics graduate, has developed a way to predict how materials such as metal will react when combined with other metals to make alloys.

Good News: SRU graduate brings NASA message to nation’s teachers

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. -Carol Vantine Fraser, a 1978 Slippery Rock University elementary education graduate, has been named one of 30 NASA Mercury MESSENGER Fellows.

Good News: Gettysburg Military Park hires ’03 Rock graduate 

Anne Petersen, a 2003 Slippery Rock University graduate, said she always knew she wanted to be a park ranger at a major location. Her dream came true recently when Gettysburg National Military Park hired her to become a protection ranger.


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