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 June 2010 Archive 



SRU returns $18.60 for every tax dollar invested: generates $344 million in regional income

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University consistently urges its graduates to make an impact on the world. The University does an excellent job of making an impact on its own. A new report shows SRU generates $334.4 million in economic impact for the region; a sum equal to creating 9,020 average-wage jobs in the region.

SRU controls growth; closes undergraduate transfer admission

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Citing a desire to continue to ensure a high-quality learning and living experience for all incoming Slippery Rock University undergraduate freshmen and transfer students, the University's Admissions Office has closed fall semester admissions.

Western Pennsylvania universities, community colleges sign articulation agreement

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students who earn associate degrees at any of five western Pennsylvania community colleges will soon have approval to transfer into an early childhood education program at five western Pennsylvania colleges, including Slippery Rock University.

SRU professor brings 19th century Japanese prints to light

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- More than 100 Japanese woodblock prints from the 19th century that have been in storage at Slippery Rock University will soon see the light thanks to Kurt Pitluga, assistant professor of art. Pitluga is in the process of researching, documenting and photographing the prints for a digital archive.

SRU's therapeutic recreation program earns national recognition

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's therapeutic recreation program has been named one of the top 12 programs in the country for producing certified therapeutic recreation specialists by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, a credentialing organization for the profession.

President's Gala in the Garden raises scholarship support for students

More than 225 guests joined Slippery Rock University President Robert and Ramona Smith for a fun evening of dinner and dancing at the 2010 President's Gala in the Garden in historic North Hall. The gala, presented by the Slippery Rock University Foundation Inc., raised more than $100,000 to support student scholarships - a 20 percent increase in proceeds compared to the 2008 gala.

SRU's VIP Sports Camp shows vision

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.� - More than 55 blind and visually impaired children from Pennsylvania and Ohio will participate in Slippery Rock University's VIP Sports Camp Tuesday-Saturday.� The children will try their hand at track and field events, swimming and rock climbing and two new programs, dance and dek hockey.

SRU's Student Government Association bus service grows fourfold

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Give 'em a bus, and they will ride," is clearly the motto for Slippery Rock University's Student Government Association, which has seen bus ridership increase fourfold since the free service was implemented in 2005.

SRU public relations office wins five national awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of University Public Relations has won five national Educational Marketing Awards from Higher Education Marketing Report. The Atlanta-based marketing publication received more than 2,000 entries from 1,000 institutions and agencies nationwide for its 25th annual awards competition.

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 headquartered at West Chester University.

SRU's Old Stone House presents 'Celebrate Pennsylvania'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - SlipperyRock University's Old Stone House will present "Celebrate Pennsylvania!," an evening of historical stories and songs with award-winning performer Paula Purnell, at 7 p.m. July 10.

SRU sport management major first in U.S. to earn accreditation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is the first of two universities in the nation to have its sport management program accredited by the newly formed Commission on Sport Management Accreditation based in Reston, Va.

Fast-track SRU student wins Outstanding Teen pageant

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jocelyn Gruber, a Grove City High School senior who will take classes at Slippery Rock University next fall through the Fast Track Program, has won the Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen Pageant. She will compete Aug. 28 in Orlando, Fla., for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen.

Click here to view the Economic Impact Report

Click here to view the Economic Impact Report