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 July 2010 Archive 



Governor names student to seat on SRU trustee council

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Brandon Maharaj, a Slippery Rock University exercise science major from Indiana, Pa., has been appointed to the University's Council of Trustees by Gov. Edward Rendell.

Spring 2010 Deans and Graduate Lists

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SRU recreation center raises non-student membership fees

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For the first time since 2007, the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center at Slippery Rock University will increase membership fees for faculty/staff, the community and senior citizens. The increase is to assist in balancing the operating budget due to rising costs.

Good News: SRU’s Anthony Linnan earns top PennACE service award

Anthony Linnan, associate director in Slippery Rock University’s Office of Career Services, has been presented the Donna Dentler Service Award in recognition of his outstanding and longtime service to the statewide PennACE.

Good News: SRU senior finds coat fits like dream in ‘Joseph’ role

Steve Lowry, a Slippery Rock University communication major from Beaver Falls and a singer in a Christian rock band, knows that if the coat fits, wear it. Lowry is reprising the lead role of Joseph in the popular Webber and Rice Broadway musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” this time for the Liberty Theatre production in Midland.

SRU gets grant to help early childhood educators

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has received a one-year $17,158 grant to implement a portion of the new statewide "Gate Opener Project." The project is designed to improve teacher education for those already working in Keystone Stars 1, 2, 3 or 4, the PA Pre-K Counts program or the federal Head Start Program.

SRU Performing Arts Series offers flying acrobats, extras

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - There will be colorful, spinning umbrellas, cleverly balanced chairs and flying people when the Golden Dragon Acrobats open Slippery Rock University's 2010-11 Performing Arts Series Sept. 10.

SRU pursues pact with Chinese schools

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - They were welcomed at the Chinese schools with signs as if they were celebrities. They dined on "wonderful food."� And they laid the foundation for recruiting up to 15 Chinese undergraduates a year to Slippery Rock University and launching a "Chinese Educators' Academy" for teachers.

Rock student seizes opportunities in China

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Christopher Becker, a Slippery Rock University accounting major from Mars, Pa., said he sees China as a land of opportunity. And he wants a first-hand look. Becker leaves Aug. 16 for a study-abroad program at Shanghai International Studies University, where he will immerse himself in language studies and experience many firsts.

Computer science launches diversity initiative

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Michaela Pease, a Slippery Rock University computer science major from Columbiana, Ohio, said she is excited about a new diversity initiative in computer science.

SRU expands diversity offerings with grants

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will offer new diversity initiatives this fall after receiving $3,100 and $1,899 grants from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Frederick Douglass Institute at West Chester University.

Metis emergency callbox system adds layer of sercurity at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Parents, students, faculty and staff will have another reason to feel even safer at Slippery Rock University when the University's new Metis Secure Solutions emergency callbox security system goes active Aug. 1.

Scotland's 'Festival Fringe' includes SRU professor's new play

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For the third year in a row, Slippery Rock University's theatre department will present an original play by David Skeele, SRU theatre professor, at the world- famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh Scotland. The show includes a 13-member student cast.

Good News: SRU graduate helps lead new Seed Farm project in Pennsylvania

Sara Runkel, a 2009 Slippery Rock University master in sustainable systems graduate, has been named farm manager at the Seed Farm, a new project in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County designed to bring back family farming. Runkel will oversee day-to-day operations at the farm.

Good News: PASSHE board sets 2010-11 tuition; increases opportunities

HARRISBURG - The board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education today approved a $1.5 billion budget, which includes a $250 tuition increase and dedicated funding for environmental/science initiatives and greater opportunities for students to study abroad and engage in research.

Good News: SRU again earns ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ honor

For the second year in a row, Slippery Rock University has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results were announced today.

SRU again earns 'Great Colleges to Work For' honor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For the second year in a row, Slippery Rock University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results were announced today.

Good News: Graduate draws on SRU education in comic book career 

Anita Mio Nelson, a 1976 Slippery Rock University recreation graduate, has been named vice president of business affairs at Dark Horse Comics, the nation’s third largest comic book publisher behind Marvel and DC.

SRU's Old Stone House hosts 'Conflict on the Venango Path'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Old Stone House, managed by Slippery Rock University, will offer visitors a chance to glimpse the 18th century when it presents its annual "Conflict on the Venango Path" French and Indian War Encampment Aug. 14-15.

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