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DEDICATE NEW ‘ROCK PLAZA’ WITH CEREMONY ON APRIL
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University, known around
the world as “The Rock,” will dedicate its new 15-ton
“Rock Plaza” on the main quadrangle outside Bailey
Library at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday [April 21].
we are ‘The Rock,’ Student Government Association could
think of no better way to symbolize the Slippery Rock name than by
placing three huge rocks into a signature sculpture that will
expand ‘rock pride’ across the campus community,”
says Josh Young, a graduating senior majoring in political science
and speaker of the senate for SGA. “For the last several
years, Slippery Rock University has promoted ‘rock
pride,’ and SGA thinks this plaza will reinforce that
concept.” He says the latest beautification project is one of
several involving rocks planned for the campus.
dedication ceremony will include special thanks to Quality
Aggregates, a Pittsburgh-based surface mining and land reclamation
company, that donated more than $1,500 worth of boulders and moved
them to campus to create the special area on an east-west pathway
across campus. The Student Government Association project was
underwritten as a way of helping further beautify the
dedication will be held at the plaza, including presentation of a
project required more than six months of planning and included
review by numerous students who considered various designs –
and various rocks -- for placement.
Aggregates is to be commended for its donation. This successful
project is testament to what can be accomplished when students
reach out to the community,” explained Amy Bersett, assistant
director of university advancement.
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