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  • SRU president joins “Twitterverse;” University launches official Twitter feed for news 8/29/2016

    Here’s some social media news that is surely worth a RT or DM to all members of the Rock Nation – Slippery Rock University has launched two new official Twitter feeds.

  • “C” IS FOR (CHARIZARD) COOKIE 8/29/2016

    Have a sweet tooth and didn’t get enough of the summer’s hottest mobile phenomenon? No worries, AVI Fresh has you covered with Pokemon GO cookies. The cookies are available today only. Students are encouraged to submit photos of each dining locations designated Pokemon with #SRUDining for a chance to win gift cards.

  • Two SRU online master’s degrees earn national rankings 8/29/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degrees in history and English have earned national rankings from GradSource.com.

  • Hertel’s sailcloth art tapped for Erie display 8/29/2016

    Heather Hertel, Slippery Rock University associate professor of art, will present her "Sailcloth Art Project" Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 10-11 at Erie's Bayfront Maritime Center.

  • SRU history department “dishes up” yearlong food series 8/26/2016

    Whether it’s discussing the day’s event around the dinner table; grilling in the parking lot before the big game; or seeking solace in a hearty bowl of soup, food helps tell the American story. The Slippery Rock University history department will share the story of food through its “2016-2017 History Series on ... Food.” The program will include guest lecturers who will discuss food history, policy and challenges through a variety of cooking demonstrations. The series also includes discussions on contemporary topics such as sustainable agriculture.

  • MOVIN’ ON IN 8/26/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s “Weekend of Welcome” continued Aug. 26 as new and returning students moved into residence halls. Students were met with smiles from faculty, staff and student volunteers, SRU President Cheryl Norton and the University’s mascot, Rocky.

  • Slippery Rock University welcome ‘WOWS’ students, parents 8/25/2016

    When Kelly Roth drove across Pennsylvania to drop her daughter Kayli off at Slippery Rock University’s Building A, it could have been a tearful parting. But the University’s Weekend of Welcome move-in program helped the family end one phase of life and begin another.

  • State System offers faculty cash payments this year, raises next two 8/25/2016

    In the midst of serious fiscal constraints, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has proposed increasing faculty pay —already among the highest in the nation — while preserving student affordability.

  • Jump Start program fosters student connections and success 8/24/2016

    Making the transition from attending high school and being at home to the newly found freedoms that come with living on a college campus can be a jarring experience.Students, often for the first time in their lives, are responsible for managing their own time. That means eating right; getting the appropriate level of sleep; getting to class or work on time; scheduling study time; making connections; and juggling the hundred details of daily life.

  • BAAAAAND … TAKE THE (PRACTICE) FIELD 8/24/2016

    Not unlike their athletic team counterparts who have been prepping and practicing for their upcoming fall schedules, Slippery Rock University’s Marching Pride have been polishing their brass and getting tuned up for the upcoming season. The Marching Pride is the largest and most visible student organization at the University with annual membership of more than 140 students. The band is comprised of musicians, drum majors, color guard, dance team and student managers.

  • SRU unveils more than 70 all-gender bathrooms 8/24/2016

    In a continuing effort to extend its commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, Slippery Rock University has converted more than 70 single-occupancy restrooms to all-gender restrooms. The restrooms are located in 35 campus buildings.

  • SRU student dreams big with documentary film role 8/22/2016

    Nearly a century after suffragettes celebrated the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting the “weaker sex” the right to vote, the evolution of women’s equality remains a work in progress.

  • Class of 2020 brings “vision” for the future 8/19/2016

    When John Mellencamp sang: “They come from the cities / And they come from the smaller towns / Said goodbye to their families / Said goodbye to their friends…” he could very well have been singing about Slippery Rock University’s Class of 2020.

  • HEADER-ING INTO ANOTHER SEASON 8/19/2016

    The Slippery Rock University women's soccer team has been picked to finish in third place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference this season by the league's coaches in an annual preseason poll. One of the top programs in all of NCAA Division II, SRU has recorded 20 consecutive winning seasons. The streak ranks seventh all-time in Division II. The Rock has also produced 18 straight years with at least 10 wins as well as seven NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 11 seasons. SRU is coming off of a solid 2015 campaign in which it went 13-6-1 and qualified for the PSAC Tournament.

  • SRU graduate applies training to helping others 8/19/2016

    Whether it was in the classroom or on the field, Sabrina Anderson has always been on the “fast track.” Last May, after just three years at Slippery Rock University, she graduated with an exercise science degree and a minor in business administration. She completed an incredible 140 total credit hours in those three years and graduated early with a 3.90 cumulative GPA. She has already been admitted to, and is taking classes in, the Master's of Business Administration program at SRU, putting her on course to earn both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in just four years.

  • “SET … HUT!" 8/18/2016

    The Slippery Rock University football team is back on the turf at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium in preparation for the 2016 season. The Rock finished the 2015 season with a 12-2 overall record, matching the best in school history. SRU won its second straight PSAC overall title, its third straight PSAC West title and its fourth PSAC West title in the last five years. The team finished the year ranked No. 7 in the American Football Coaches Association's national rankings. SRU enters the 2016 season under new leadership as longtime Rock assistant coach Shawn Lutz take the helm following the retirement of 28-year head coach George Mihalik at the conclusion of the 2015 campaign. SRU will open the 2016 season Sept. 3 at home against the University of New Haven. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

  • SOCCER IT TO ME 8/17/2016

    Coming off a 14-6 season in 2015 that produced the program’s eighth Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship, the Slippery Rock University men’s soccer team has returned to campus in preparation for its Sept. 1 opener at Malone University. SRU has had just one losing season over the last 14 years. In addition to producing an overall record of 49-21-9 since 2012, Slippery Rock has also won four conference titles dating back to the 2005 season.

  • Trio of SRU education programs earn national recognition 8/17/2016

    Three Slippery Rock University education programs have received national recognition from their respective specialty area professional associations. The undergraduate program in health education and graduate programs in secondary education/social studies and reading education were cited for high quality.

  • SRU Council of Trustees chair names 2016-17 committee members 8/17/2016

    Matthew Lautman, chair of the Slippery Rock University council of trustees, has announced the following committee appointments for the 2016-17 academic year:

  • FIELD-ING THE TEAM 8/15/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s women’s field hockey team returned to the practice field this week in preparation for the 2016 season that begins at 5 p.m., Sept. 3 when SRU hosts American International College. Last year, the team claimed its fifth consecutive Team GPA award from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference as The Rock posted a league-best 3.504 grade point average. Helping the cause were 19 members of its roster that were named to the 2015 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Academic Squad.

  • SRU’s Williams receives athletic trainer service award 8/11/2016

    Jackie Williams, Slippery Rock University associate professor of athletic training, has received the Athletic Trainer Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The award honors her contribution to the profession through volunteer and teaching service.

  • State System addresses faculty union negotiations 8/11/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education continues to bargain in good faith with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, the union that represents faculty at the 14 state-owned universities. The two sides have met 18 times since negotiations began last year with the latest session concluding Aug. 10.

  • SRU students head ‘down under’ on conservation mission 8/10/2016

    “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone,” New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt admonishes. Sometimes you have to stretch yourself and push past barriers – real or perceived to succeed.

  • SRU professors demonstrate ‘Coaching for Leadership’ 8/10/2016

    Professors in Slippery Rock University’s exercise science program take a “wellness coaching” approach towards student learning. Instead of issuing orders, professors mentor students as partners and incorporate their interests into classes and research when possible.

  • SRU to stage Aug. 13-14 French and Indian War reenactment 8/9/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House will become a French and Indian War encampment and battle reenactment site when SRU stages “Conflict on the Venango” Aug. 13-14.

  • SRU’s Smith Student Center ‘in great shape’ following flood 8/9/2016

    The 4th of July proved to be anything but festive for Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center. A broken water line in the building’s mechanical room spilled more than two feet of water into some areas of the first floor causing an estimated $130,000 in damages.

  • SRU named as a ‘College of Distinction’ 8/8/2016

    Citing engaged students, great teaching, a vibrant community and successful outcomes for its students, Slippery Rock University has been named a National “College of Distinction,” a Pennsylvania “College of Distinction” and a Public “College of Distinction” by collegesofdistinction.com.

  • SRU welcomes 35th Annual Chesterton Conference 8/5/2016

    Gilbert “G.K.” Chesterton, the late English journalist, philosopher and Catholic apologist, said, “What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism.”

  • SRU’s Student Nonprofit Alliance kicks off campaign 8/5/2016

    Broadening the understanding of potential career opportunities, ways to engage in the world and learning how to make choices that have an impact on people and places are key to Slippery Rock University’s nonprofit leadership program.

  • SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WIEDERSEHEN … TIM-BER! 8/4/2016

    Slippery Rock University bid farewell to an old friend Aug. 3 when a red oak that had stood in front of Old Main for 75 years was removed. The tree, which never awakened from its winter sleep, was taken down in pieces to avoid any potential damage to Old Main or another nearby oak tree. The tree will be put to good use as firewood for the wood stove at Harmony House.

  • SRU physical and health professor pens technology textbook 8/4/2016

    Technology in physical and health education is undergoing a period of expansion with course-specific web pages and in-classroom use of tablets quickly becoming the norm.

  • ‘Action!’: Pair of SRU grads open production studio 8/3/2016

    The old adage "Don't mix business with pleasure" seems to be lost on a pair of recent Slippery Rock University communication: emerging technology graduates who are embracing a new age mantra, “Make your passion your profession."

  • MONEY magazine identifies SRU as a ‘best value’ 8/3/2016

    MONEY Magazine has released what it has determined to be the definitive list of colleges and universities that provide the best value in the country and Slippery Rock University made the cut.

  • SRU wins Butler Chamber 2016 Business Champion Award 8/2/2016

    Slippery Rock University has received the 2016 Business Champion Award from the Butler County Chamber of Commerce for its contribution to local history, commitment to education and new programs including homeland security and petroleum and natural gas engineering.

  • “S” MARKS THE SPOT 8/2/2016

    The spiffing up of the basketball/volleyball court at Morrow Field House continues this week as the floor has new lines and center court logo painted on prior to the start of the fall semester.

  • SRU psychology professor authors book on enlightenment 8/1/2016

    Inspiration can strike anywhere at anytime. Whether someone is sorting the laundry, jotting down a grocery list or simply tying a shoe, an “aha” moment can emerge when a person least expects it.For Christopher Niebauer, associate professor of psychology at Slippery Rock University, lightning struck at a most unusual moment – while he was lying in a hospital bed battling epiglottitis eight years ago.

  • Rec therapy students assisting veterans via summer internships 7/29/2016

    Scattered across Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, a group of Slippery Rock University recreation therapy students have been spending their final summer as college students in the service of others, rather than themselves.

  • SRU’s GCAC schedules veteran-owned business seminar 7/28/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Government Contracting Assistance Center will present a free seminar, “CVE Verification and Contracting Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Business” at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 3 at VA Butler Healthcare, 325 New Castle Street, Butler.

  • SRU PT instructor promotes “hands on” approach 7/27/2016

    Despite technology continuing to play a huge role in the delivery of modern health care solutions, David Thompson prefers using an “old school” instrument when helping patients on the road to recovery – his hands.

  • ARC set to debut new equipment, accommodations 7/26/2016

    The start of a new school year can be compared to the start of a new calendar year. It’s a time for fresh starts – including a healthier lifestyle.To help Slippery Rock University students achieve their goals of burning fat and building muscle, the Aebersold Student Recreation Center is updating its exercise equipment.

  • SRU professors offer coping measures to manage news anxiety 7/25/2016

    Civil unrest. Terrorism. Economic and political upheaval. No matter where you turn, it seems as though bad news is washing over us in waves and with that, growing fears and unease.

  • SRU’s colors fly high during Army combat mission 7/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University may only occupy 660 acres in western Pennsylvania, but its reach transcends far beyond its beautiful and tranquil campus. In fact, SRU logoed merchandise – shirts, hats, flags – have been spotted around the globe.

  • ABSOLUTELY FLOORED 7/21/2016

    There’s something in the air at Morrow Field House this week, but it has nothing to do with three-pointers or aces. It’s just dust as the result of the basketball/volleyball court being stripped in preparation for resurfacing prior to the fall semester.

  • SRU earns national ranking for online master’s degrees in math 7/20/2016

    AffordableSchools.net, a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs, has named Slippery Rock University among its top 25 most affordable online master’s of mathematics/statistics degree programs.

  • ROTC Class of ‘16 have wide spectrum of assignments 7/20/2016

    Ten recently commissioned second lieutenants from Slippery Rock University’s ROTC program entered the real world of soldiering in May when military brass assigned them to foreign and domestic duty stations.

  • MAKING (USB) CONNECTIONS 7/20/2016

    Spencer Upton, a psychology major from Mercer, watches as Kyleigh Hyduchak, an exploratory student from Grove City, takes advantage of a new USB-enabled electrical outlet at Bailey Library. Twenty such outlets have been installed, which will allow library users to charge their laptops, smart phones and other devices without an AC adapter. All USB-enabled outlets are stationed near the second-floor window seats, facing the SRU waterfall. Another 30 regular outlets have been built into new study stations near the recently renovated seating areas. Charging cords that can be checked out for in-library use are available at the first and second floor service desks.

  • SRU senior changed major to help others and herself 7/19/2016

    Switching majors smack dab in the middle of a college career can be a daunting decision for any student. The decision-making process is often fraught with sweaty palms, sleepless nights and perhaps more than one list of the pros and cons.

  • SRU named nationally as a “Great Place to Work For” 7/18/2016

    Slippery Rock University has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s “Great Places to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. This is the sixth time in seven years the University has garnered the honor.

  • SRU grad has backstage pass to Republican National Convention 7/18/2016

    Cleveland, Ohio is known by many monikers: The North Coast, C-Town and The Mistake by the Lake to name just a few. But from today through July 21, the Rock and Roll Capital of the World will be recognized as the center of American politics as the city plays host to the 41st Republican National Convention.

  • ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL 7/15/2016

    Construction at Spotts World Culture Building continues as brickwork to the south wall has begun. Other items being tended to as part of the building's "to-do" list include renovation of approximately 22,000 square feet on the second and third floors; replacement of windows; upgrading of restrooms for full ADA compliance; renovating an additional 3,200 square feet of classroom space on the first floor; and fully renovating the Global Engagement offices.

  • SRU launches yoga teacher-training program 7/15/2016

    Family, work and finances – not to mention current affairs – can all contribute to a growing sense of stress and anxiety. And while there are as many stress relief options as there are stressors, one of the most popular forms for blowing off steam and centering oneself continues to be the ancient art of yoga.

  • State System BOG approves $89-per-semester tuition increase for 2016-17 7/14/2016

    Continuing efforts by the universities to contain their costs, combined with a second straight year of increased investment by the Commonwealth, helped enable the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to approve the smallest percentage tuition increase in more than a decade.

  • SRU Army ROTC cadets answer summer roll call 7/14/2016

    Most college students lifeguard at the pool, work retail or suffer “the summertime blues” in June, July and August. Not so for 34 Slippery Rock University Army ROTC cadets that are dedicating their summers to tactical and cultural training through the ROTC Cadet Summer Training Program.

  • State System BOG extends contracts of chancellor, Norton and nine other university presidents 7/14/2016

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today extended the contracts of Chancellor Frank Brogan and 10 university presidents, including Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton.

  • Pokémon Go frenzy sweeps nation, SRU campus 7/13/2016

    In a rather sobering week of national news featuring the escalation of social and racial tensions, an augmented reality game is challenging those divisions by bringing people from all walks of life together for a rousing summer stroll.

  • SRU’s graduate program in counseling earns accolade 7/12/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s graduate program in counseling has been ranked fifth in the state of Pennsylvania by topcounselingschools.org.

  • EARNIN’ O’ THE GREEN 7/12/2016

    Senator Scott Hutchinson (second from left) presents Scott Albert, SRU assistant vice president for facilities & planning; Amir Mohammadi, SRU vice president of finance, administrative affairs and advancement services; and Paul Scanlon, SRU special assistant to the president for sustainability planning and operations with the University’s 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Award. SRU, which was nominated for the honor by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, was the only institution of higher education in the state to be recommended for the postsecondary sustainability award. To learn more, visit: http://www.sru.edu/news/042216d

  • Festival will take SRU theatre students to the ‘Fringe’ 7/11/2016

    Every year, thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages throughout Scotland’s capital city as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Touted as the largest arts festival in the world, the three-week event features something for everyone with theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

  • SRU named one of state’s best online colleges 7/11/2016

    Slippery Rock University has been named as one of Pennsylvania’s best online colleges by bestcolleges.com, earning a No. 7 ranking among the top 25.

  • SRU recreation therapy major nabs prestigious NIH internship 7/8/2016

    It’s only natural for the thoughts of most graduating seniors to be focused on what the future holds once they cross the commencement stage and have their degree firmly in hand.

  • Anderson named PSAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year 7/7/2016

    Slippery Rock University track and field standout Sabrina Anderson has earned the highest academic honor the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference awards each year as she has been named the PSAC Pete Nevins Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

  • ’83 graduate to present cyber school workshop 7/6/2016

    Many teenagers with special needs encounter challenges growing up, especially as they transition from high school to post-secondary training or employment. Without the right intervention, many of these students might not be able to realize their dreams.

  • Origins of SRU’s ‘first rock’ revealed 7/5/2016

    Regardless of the opponent, the weather conditions or the level of rivalry, there has been one constant at Slippery Rock University home football games for many years – the rock.

  • WET and WILD 7/5/2016

    An early morning water main break in the Smith Student Center July 5 dumped hundreds of gallons of water throughout the first floor, causing the building to be closed for the day. SRU crews spent the day repairing the break, pumping out water and cleaning up. It is anticipated the work should be completed by July 7. As such, the facility will be closed until further notice.

  • Athletic communication office earns national honors 7/1/2016

    The College Sports Information Director’s Association has recognized the Slippery Rock University athletic communication office with seven national publication honors.

  • Campus people, places support student success 7/1/2016

    Love at first sight. That’s what many people feel when they first step onto the campus of Slippery Rock University.

  • I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW 7/1/2016

    Construction continues to move along at Spotts World Culture Building as new windows were installed on the building’s south wall earlier this week. In addition, other items on the building’s “to-do” list include repair to the south wall; renovation of approximately 22,000 square feet on the second and third floors; upgrading of restrooms for full ADA compliance; renovating an additional 3,200 square feet of classroom space on the first floor; and fully renovating the Global Engagement offices.

  • PSAC names 181 SRU students as scholar-athletes 6/30/2016

    A total of 181 Slippery Rock University student-athletes were named as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference scholar-athletes for maintaining above a 3.25 grade point average during the 2015-16 academic year.

  • SRU dance majors 'Attack' teaching opportunity 6/29/2016

    For most kids, summer camp involves ghost stories around the fire, sleeping in a tent and a healthy does of sunscreen. But for a group of first and second graders from Pittsburgh Public Schools, the art of dance is taking center stage.

  • ‘ROCK’-ING GOOD TIME 6/29/2016

    Slippery Rock University's annual Camp R.O.C.K. (Recreational Opportunities Connecting Kids) for children on the autism spectrum will wrap up its two-week run July 1. The camp, which provided equine-assisted therapeutic recreation and other activities to 24 adolescents campers, offered horseback riding, archery, fishing and swimming activities. More than 18 SRU therapeutic recreation majors and 20 high school students helping run the camp.

  • SRU amends University smoking policy 6/28/2016

    Slippery Rock University has amended the language of its smoking policy to better communicate where smoking is allowed on campus and what steps are to be taken in regard to violations of the policy. The policy applies to all University employees, students, guests and contractors.

  • Gardening project blooms into reality 6/27/2016

    The front yard at Slippery Rock University’s Leadership Development Center may not seem like paradise, but the space could soon be a haven for a variety of indigenous plant life, butterflies and hummingbirds courtesy of two University staffers.

  • SRU orientation ambassadors blanket campus and community 6/24/2016

    When it comes to serving as emissaries of Slippery Rock University, those students that log time as orientation ambassadors are not only committed to the betterment of incoming freshman and transfer students, but to that of the community as well.

  • Boggs explores ‘Pennsylvania Blues’ in new book 6/23/2016

    Inspired by his life experience and observation of contemporary culture, the struggle to attain spiritual purity amid the darker instincts of human nature is the focal point of “Pennsylvania Blues,” a new book of poetry by William Boggs, Slippery Rock University professor of English.

  • MEMORIAL FOR ORLANDO 6/23/2016

    A memorial service to remember and honor the victims of the recent mass shooting in Orlando took place June 23 in the Quad. Hosted by SRU’s Pride Center, the event was open to all students, faculty and staff as well as the public. President Cheryl Norton and Jodi Solito, director of the Pride Center, were among those to offer remarks. The names of the victims were read aloud as the Old Main bell rang once for each of the 49 victims of the tragedy.​

  • SRU’s Humanities Ladder receives $45,000 grant from PNC 6/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Humanities Ladder Program, which introduces students at Aliquippa High School to topics not normally covered at the high school level, will continue for another two years as the result of a $45,000 grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Holtz earns national communications award 6/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University director of athletic communication Jon Holtz became the first-ever repeat winner of the national Excellence in Communications Award presented by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association when he was named as the Division II honoree for the 2016 track and field season.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series announces 2016-17 schedule 6/21/2016

    Music and acrobats will take center stage as part of the 2016-17 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

  • SRU instructor and student headed to national flute convention 6/20/2016

    Since its inception in 1972, the National Flute Association has upheld a goal of “inspiring flutists and enriching lives.” Forty-four years later and more than 400 miles away, Slippery Rock University is celebrating that objective as two of its own will take part in the NFA Annual Convention, Aug. 11-14, in San Diego, California.

  • DRAWING THE LINES 6/20/2016

    Advanced and senior art students at Slippery Rock University have been honing their skills by experimenting with non-traditional methods or rendering techniques as part of an upper-level drawing class taught by Tom Como, professor of art. As part of the class, students are learning skills in advanced principles of perspective.

  • SRU to induct former broadcasters into inaugural radio HOF 6/17/2016

    Thirty-five years ago, MTV aired its first music video that proclaimed, “video killed the radio star.” While that may not necessarily have been the case when the now infamous video music channel launched, the growing number of music streaming services available today might certainly lead one to think that terrestrial radio is indeed dying on the vine.

  • “BRASS” YOURSELF FOR THIS 6/17/2016

    Tuba virtuoso Roger Bobo wrapped up his weeklong “Festival of Brass” summer camp with a concert at Swope Music Hall. The concert featured all camp attendees – high school, college and professional brass musicians – taking part in a celebration of instruments ranging from the trombone to the trumpet to the tuba and everything in between. Bobo, whose work has been heard on some of Hollywood's biggest soundtracks, including: "Star Wars, Episode IV: Return of the Jedi," served many years as the principle tubist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

  • Camp R.O.C.K. provides recreational experiences for youths with autism 6/17/2016

    Slippery Rock University will welcome more than 20 teens and young adults with autism to the sixth annual “Camp R.O.C.K.” recreational therapy program June 20-July 1.

  • SRU chemistry major’s determination yields research opportunity 6/16/2016

    For Shelby Schettler, finding success in her chosen fields of study came down to a simple equation. She took two majors, added focus and subtracted a part-time job. The result is an invitation to participate in the University of Oregon Research Experience for Undergraduates this July. The 10-week program will see the dual chemistry and environmental geosciences major from Butler take part in a study on finding new catalysts for environmentally designed ammonia.

  • SRU’s Exercise is Medicine program earns Gold level recognition 6/15/2016

    Exercise is Medicine at Slippery Rock University has been recognized as a Gold level program by the American College of Sports Medicine, the organization that originated the global initiative. The award was handed out June 1 at the ACSM Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • GOOD SPORTS 6/15/2016

    Fifty blind and visually impaired children, ages 5 to 18, are taking part in the 11th Annual VIP Sports Summer Camp June 13-17 at Slippery Rock University. Sponsored by SRU's adapted physical activity program, the camp offers a variety of sports that have been specially adapted for attendees, including: archery, soccer, rock climbing, goalball, swimming, judo, track and field, kayaking, biking and horseback riding. Two new additions to this year's lineup are paddle boarding and ice hockey. Adapted athletes from across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are participating in this year's camp.

  • SRU artists to display works at Spinning Plate Gallery 6/14/2016

    With super chic galleries exhibiting works from a variety of genres and creating a buzz from one end of the city to the other, the Pittsburgh art community continues to thrive.

  • Holtz named VP of collegiate sports information association 6/14/2016

    Jon Holtz, Slippery Rock University director of athletic communication, named second vice president of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Director's Association.

  • Noted author to meet with SRU physical and health education faculty 6/13/2016

    When Slippery Rock University’s physical and health education department began to refocus their curriculum on movement and wellness as a means for preventing chronic health problems, they weren’t alone in their thinking.

  • POURING IT ON 6/13/2016

    Work outside Rhoads Hall continues as the building’s entrance receives a new set of steps to help improve the flow of foot traffic. Contractors recently poured concrete for foundation wall work.

  • SRU trustees approve pact with Honeywell Industries 6/10/2016

    The Slippery Rock University council of trustees today approved the University entering into a guaranteed energy savings agreement with Honeywell Industries.

  • SRU trustees approve energy savings agreement 6/10/2016

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees concluded two days of discussions and presentations today by authorizing the University to enter into a guaranteed energy savings agreement with Honeywell Industries.

  • Keller named interim dean for College of Liberal Arts 6/10/2016

    Slippery Rock University Provost Philip Way has named Jennifer Keller as the interim dean for the College of Liberal Arts.

  • State System details latest contract offer to faculty union 6/10/2016

    Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today detailed its latest offer for a new collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, the union that represents faculty at the 14 state-owned universities. The two sides exchanged proposals June 9.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in special education earns top 25 ranking 6/9/2016

    Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in special education has been ranked among the top 25 programs in the country by bestcolleges.com.

  • Former SRU swimmer dives into role at Olympic team trials 6/9/2016

    Bridgette Rhoades knows what it takes to make a big splash. Not only was she a four-time letter winner in swimming and water polo while attending Slippery Rock University, but she has facilitated national swim meets involving Olympians Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in elementary education earns national ranking 6/8/2016

    Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in elementary education has been ranked among the top 10 programs in the country by bestcollegevalues.com.

  • SRU faculty standing up for a healthier future 6/8/2016

    “Sitting is the new smoking.” When Randy Nichols, professor of physical health education at Slippery Rock University, read those words from the comfort of his desk chair some five years ago, he realized that he had been failing to practice what he taught.

  • SRU students catch bass, prize money at college fishing tournament 6/7/2016

    Six members of the Fishing Club at Slippery Rock University hooked three of the top 10 finishes at the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Northern Conference tournament June 4 on the Potomac River in Maryland. A total of 15 bass were caught between the three two-man teams.

  • SRU senior simply ‘wild’ about Pittsburgh Zoo internship 6/7/2016

    Jacob Smith might not be confused with Jack Hanna or Jim Fowler, but the Slippery Rock University senior is finding his way through his own "wild kingdom" courtesy of an internship with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Smith, a senior parks and natural resource management major, is spending the summer helping to care for a group of more than 50 furry creatures the zoo uses for public education and live animal shows.

  • SRU Trustees to meet June 9-10 6/6/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees will meet June 9-10. Committee meetings will be in Room 103 of the Harrisville Building, 230 W. Prairie St., Harrisville, June 9 and Room 320 of the Smith Student Center June 10. The quarterly business meeting will take place at noon, June 10 in Room 321 of the Smith Student Center. All meetings are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members who would like to attend.

  • RAISING THE ROOF 6/6/2016

    Roof replacement work at Morrow Field House began June 6 as construction materials were loaded onto the building. The project is expected to be completed by early August.

  • Horses providing new therapy practices at Storm Harbor 6/6/2016

    Dating back to ancient Greece, horses have long been utilized as a therapeutic aid. In fact, the Greek physician Hippocrates – known as the “Father of Western Medicine” – discussed the therapeutic value of riding in his writings.

  • State System universities provide ‘Infinite Opportunities’ for storytelling 6/3/2016

    With more than 110,000 students and 12,000 faculty and staff across the state, imagine the stories one would hear if the walls of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s 14 campuses could talk.

  • BIG DAY FOR LITTLE PEOPLE 6/2/2016

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association Child Care Center hosted its 2016 Preschool Graduation June 2. The ceremony gave family and friends the opportunity to share in the accomplishments and successes from the past year while the 36 “graduates” said goodbye to preschool and looked ahead to kindergarten. The SRSGA Child Care Center is a nationally accredited, state licensed, nonprofit center that is owned by the SRSGA.

  • SRU student to compete at international piano festival 6/1/2016

    Kaitlynn Sinclair was just 14 years old when she met the love of her life. However, the object of her affection didn’t have thick, blonde hair or deep, blue eyes. Rather, it had 88 keys and a bench seat.

  • HAMMOCK-ING IT UP 6/1/2016

    (From left) Rachel Jespersen from Cranberry Township and Alyssa Cirillo from Hermitage, both physical therapy graduate students, spent some of their study time June 1 just "hanging around” campus and enjoying the summer-like temperatures.

  • SRU to host PA economic conference June 2-4 6/1/2016

    Economists from the worlds of academia, banking and community development will present keynote addresses on the economy’s role in the future of health care and neighborhood revitalization when Slippery Rock University hosts the 2016 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, June 2-4 at SRU’s Smith Student Center.

  • SRU to host ‘Roger Bobo Festival of Brass’ summer 5/31/2016

    His work can be heard on the soundtracks of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters including: "Star Wars, Episode IV: Return of the Jedi," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." He is a tuba virtuoso, offered what is believed to be the first-ever tuba solo at Carnegie Hall and has logged time as the principle tubist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.Now, Roger Bobo will bring his talents as a teacher and conductor to Slippery Rock University for his "Roger Bobo Festival of Brass" summer camp June 12-16.

  • SRU names David Wilmes associate provost for student success 5/31/2016

    David Wilmes, dean of student success at Marymount University, has been named associate provost for student success at Slippery Rock University. He will join the University July 11.

  • IN BLOOM 5/27/2016

    Spring flowers are the surest sign that warmer weather has arrived. With temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s this week, it should come as no surprise that a variety of flowering plants made their debut across campus, providing pops of color for all to enjoy.

  • Rock football ranked No. 9 by Sporting News 5/26/2016

    Sporting News has ranked Slippery Rock University No. 9 in the Division II Preseason Rankings listed in the magazine’s annual college football preview issue. In addition, Rock football players Marcus Martin and Joe LoSchiavo have been named as preseason All-Americans by the magazine.

  • School Wellness Education program looks to change behaviors, improve well-being 5/26/2016

    Five years ago, faculty in Slippery Rock University’s physical and health education department recognized a problem. The old “throw out the ball” approach to PE class just wasn’t working any longer.

  • GOOOOOOOOOALKEEPER 5/26/2016

    Jamal Gatali, a senior professional studies major from Toronto, Canada, played goalie during a sports officiating class May 25. The class covers the rules of four sports – basketball, volleyball, softball and soccer – with students being tested on their knowledge through exams and hands-on experience through the playing and officiating of games.

  • Slippery Rock Area Parks & Rec offers slate of summer fun 5/25/2016

    As the academic calendar draws to a close for most Slippery Rock University students, the realities of late night laundry sessions and linguistics lessons turn to thoughts of seasonal jobs and summer fun.

  • H. Fred Walker named Edinboro University president 5/24/2016

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has named H. Fred Walker as the next president of Edinboro University, effective July 1.

  • SRU to host VIP Sports Summer Camp June 13-17 5/24/2016

    Fifty blind and visually impaired children, ages 5 to 18, will visit Slippery Rock University June 13-17 to participate in the VIP Sports Summer Camp, sponsored by SRU's adapted physical activity program.

  • SRU’s Old Stone House to host open house May 28 5/23/2016

    Built as a stagecoach stop and tavern for travelers of the newly constructed Pittsburgh to Erie Pike in the early 19th century, Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House may seem a bit out of place nestled along the modern scenery that hems its borders.

  • SRU freezes all housing rates for 2016-17 5/23/2016

    Slippery Rock University students and their families can breath a sigh of financial relief when it comes to on-campus housing as the University has announced rates will remain unchanged for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • ANOTHER BRICK (OUT OF) THE WALL 5/23/2016

    Construction is underway at Spotts World Culture Building as repair of the south wall began May 23. Other items on the building’s “to-do” list include renovation of approximately 22,000 square feet on the second and third floors; replacement of windows; upgrading of restrooms for full ADA compliance; renovating an additional 3,200 square feet of classroom space on the first floor; and fully renovating the Global Engagement offices.

  • MAKING TRACKS 5/20/2016

    The surface of the William Lennox Track at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium is in the process of being removed to make way for brand new surface that will be installed in the coming weeks.

  • A bug’s life captivates student researchers 5/19/2016

    Spiders, beetles, scorpion flies, butterflies and wasps were among the specimens Slippery Rock University students began collecting on campus this week as part of their “Field Entomology” class. The class is an insect study consortium that includes two students from SRU, seven from Pitt and two from Clarion University. Students began the field studies phase of the class Wednesday in the woods abutting the Ski Lodge.

  • SRU students research public’s rattlesnake awareness 5/18/2016

    If you're walking through grassland and see a rattlesnake, here is what you shouldn't do: scream, poke it with a stick or make any sudden movements. Just calmly back away. That's the advice of two Slippery Rock University graduate students who are researching public awareness about the venomous eastern massasauga rattlesnake, which lives locally.

  • SRU alumnus Suvoy earns hall of fame nod 5/17/2016

    The 1973 Slippery Rock University graduate was part of a Burrell High School football team that recorded 20 wins in a row, including a pair of Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association titles between 1967-68; before he took the field for SRU, where the former running back was part of the 1972 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship team.

  • SRU students place at IHSA National Finals 5/16/2016

    A pair of Slippery Rock University students earned top ten finishes at the 2016 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Finals May 8 in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • SRU student teaches nature’s lessons 5/16/2016

    Teaching about wildlife – even microscopic creek critters – can be a way of demonstrating the value of all living things. It can also be a perfect channel to instill valuable life lessons, especially within young people.

  • Education students support sensory friendly theatre 5/13/2016

    For many families, going to the theatre is an enjoyable way to spend quality time together. However, for some children, especially those on the autism spectrum, the theatre’s loud sounds and darkness can be a frightening experience. To make it easier for patrons with cognitive and physical disabilities to enjoy the experience, 21 Slippery Rock University special education majors will join forces with Pittsburgh’s New Hazlett Theatre to help stage a sensory-friendly production of “The Giver” May 21. Sensory theatre adapts performances to meet the special needs of audience members.

  • ‘RHOADS’ CONSTRUCTION AHEAD 5/13/2016

    Orange cone season isn’t limited to our nation’s roadways this summer as construction projects are also underway at Slippery Rock University. At Rhoads Hall, the reconstruction of the front entrance is underway, which will eliminate all 15-minute parking spots alongside the building for the duration of the summer. In addition, the parking lot between Rhoads and Art I will be limited to ambulance access and two patient parking spaces only. Traffic lights have been installed, as single lane traffic will be maintained on Campus Drive during this time.

  • SRU’s GCAC schedules U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seminar 5/13/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Government Contracting Assistance Center will present a free seminar, “Are You Ready? Understanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contracting Procedures,” at 8:30 a.m., May 20 at the Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township.

  • SRU camps and conferences bring visitors to campus 5/12/2016

    Don’t let the absence of students fool you. Slippery Rock University expects to have at least 900 more people on campus this summer than last, due to a 27 percent increase in registered participants for summer camps and conferences.

  • Faculty-led trips provide ‘global classrooms’ 5/12/2016

    For more than six decades, the many plays of William Shakespeare have come to life every summer in the small, southern Ontario city of Stratford. At little more than 10 square miles, the former railroad junction would likely go unnoticed on the Canadian landscape were it not for the hundreds of thousands of theatre-going tourists that descend upon the town every year for the internationally recognized Stratford Festival.

  • SRU geo-science students head Southwest 5/11/2016

    The rocks and landscapes of the American southwest, including natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Park, tell the tale of millions of years of earth history.

  • Club baseball team at SRU earns NCBA World Series berth 5/11/2016

    The men’s baseball club team at Slippery Rock University has advanced to the 2016 National Club Baseball Association’s Division II World Series, May 20-24 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

  • History professor’s book explores urban tourism 5/10/2016

    When the western Pennsylvania steel industry collapsed in the 1970s and 1980s, the Pittsburgh region began reshaping its image in an attempt to battle back from the economic woes of deindustrialization.

  • SRU to host May 14 Congressional Art Competition 5/10/2016

    Slippery Rock University, working with U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, 3rd District of Pennsylvania, will host the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from noon-1:30 p.m., May 14, in SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery. A noon reception is scheduled to include Kelly, Cheryl Norton, SRU president, and Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

  • SRU alumnus Tucker signed by NFL’s Packers 5/10/2016

    The Green Bay Packers announced May 9 that former Slippery Rock University standout and recent graduate Cory Tucker has been signed following rookie tryouts. "All I ever wanted was a chance to prove myself," said Tucker. "I am so thankful that the Packers gave me the opportunity to come in and try to earn a spot with their organization. It's been an incredible ride so far and I can't wait to keep working hard every single day up here."

  • PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS 5/10/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s new master of science in physician assistant studies program officially kicked off May 10 at the newly renovated Harrisville Building as students gathered for orientation. The program blends on-site and online education, with classes offered at the former Har-Mer Building in Harrisville. The facility houses 13 state-of-the-art labs and equipment that simulates real-time patient care, including an interactive mannequin that produces mock vital signs. Four exam rooms include cameras for professors to monitor student progress. The 24-month program readies students to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses and provide treatment under the supervision of a doctor or surgeon.

  • Artist plans downtown mural restoration 5/9/2016

    A muralist rarely passes a wall without assessing its potential as a canvass. When local artist Bill Smith saw the deteriorating mural of Slippery Rock Creek on the side of a building in town, he began to envision a substitute that would retain the creek shape but pop with new splash.

  • MULTICULTURAL GRADUATION CELEBRATION 5/6/2016

    The Office of Multicultural Development hosted a celebration for graduating underrepresented and OMD affiliated students May 5 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. Stoles, awards and certificates were bestowed upon 53 SRU students for outstanding academic achievements and campus involvement.

  • SRU students begin 5,100-mile National Park tour 5/6/2016

    While most Slippery Rock University students are packing up their belongings and heading home for summer break 27 park and resource management majors are gathering their outdoor gear for a 5,100-mile educational adventure to America’s premier western parks.

  • GLOBAL GRADUATION CEREMONY 5/5/2016

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Global Engagement offered its first Global Graduation Ceremony for international students and American students who studied abroad, May 4, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The ceremony recognized 12 international students who are graduating, 18 international exchange students who are returning home and 13 American students who participated in a long-term student abroad program. Graduating seniors received stoles.

  • SRU professors sound sunshine, skin cancer alarm 5/5/2016

    For Jeff Lynn, it was more than just an opportunity to be published, it was a way to sound the alarm. It was personal. After seeing both of his parents have skin cancers removed, and himself, a pre-cancerous melanoma, the Slippery Rock University associate professor of exercise science wanted his warning about sun exposure to reach the masses.

  • SRU names Steve Small men’s soccer coach 5/5/2016

    Slippery Rock University athletic director Paul Lueken has announced that Steve Small has been named the head coach of SRU’s men’s soccer team. "We're pleased to welcome Steve to the University and to the athletic department," said Lueken. "He knows the rigors of our difficult conference and what it takes to thrive in such a competitive environment. I have the utmost confidence that Steve will maintain the program's success and its proud tradition."

  • SRU alumnus tapped to open for Dixie Chicks 5/4/2016

    In the mid-to-late 80s and early 90s, the world of professional wrestling gained new popularity as a result of the “Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Connection,” a period of cross promotion between World Wrestling Entertainment and factions of the music industry.

  • SUNRISE AT THE ROCK 5/4/2016

    A cavalcade of colors was on display the morning of May 4 at Slippery Rock University. Between the pink and blue hues on the horizon and the flower beds popping with bright purples, greens, yellows and pinks of their own, it was a sight to behold.

  • SRU’s College of Education ranked second in state 5/4/2016

    Slippery Rock University's College of Education has been ranked second in the state by tobeateacher.org. Rankings were determined using an algorithmic tool with supporting data provided by the schools and other government agencies. Additional factors considered were: total expense, student-to-faculty ratios, graduation rates, potential earnings and return on investment.

  • TESTING THEIR KNOWLEDGE 5/4/2016

    As final exam week continues at Slippery Rock University, students can be found in just about every corner of the campus making final preparations before heading off to class. By far the most popular location is Bailey Library which will remain open 24 hours through May 5, when it will close at 11:59 p.m. The library will then reopen at 7:30 a.m., May 6.

  • Ethics competition “bowls over” last year’s event 5/3/2016

    Slippery Rock University's 2nd Annual Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl doubled in size, not only in student participation but also in the number of faculty and local professionals serving as moderators and judges. The first SRU Ethics Bowl, in 2015, drew just four teams of students and nine faculty moderators and judges from SRU. This year's competition included eight teams of students, eight faculty mentors from six different disciplines, four moderators and 12 judges, said Andrew Colvin, SRU associate professor of philosophy.

  • BEDTIME SNACK 5/3/2016

    Slippery Rock University kicked off final exam week with a moonlight breakfast at Boozel Dining Hall, May 2. The event featured a number of University faculty, staff and administrators serving up plenty of breakfast favorites for throngs of awaiting students. SRU President Cheryl Norton and husband Henry got in on the fun, dishing up french toast and tater tots. The event also featured a disc jockey, dancing, games and raffle prizes.

  • SRU to host June 2-4 Pa. Economic Association Conference 5/3/2016

    Who knows? Perhaps a future U.S. Federal Reserve chair will be at Slippery Rock University when it hosts the June 2-4 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference for faculty and student research. Or perhaps one of the presenters will become a health care, gender equality or transit system behemoth.

  • Willford wins Red Apple Award 5/3/2016

    Jennifer Willford, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of psychology, was one of 11 educators honored with a Red Apple Award by the United Way of Butler County.

  • The Rocket earns ASPA awards 5/2/2016

    The Rocket – the independent, student newspaper serving Slippery Rock University – has been recognized by the American Scholastic Press Association with two awards for 2015-16. It earned a first place with special merit award for colleges with enrollment over 2,501 and an award for outstanding sports coverage for its “PSAC Wars” basketball section.

  • SGA president reflects on past year; sets new goals 5/2/2016

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association swore in new executive officers for the 2016-17 academic year April 25, but not without first taking time to thank the current assembly and to celebrate the year’s major accomplishments.

  • Students research Goddard State Park habitats 5/2/2016

    The environmentalist John Muir said, “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Twenty-one Slippery Rock University park and resource management students have taken Muir’s principle to heart during their semester-long research in Maurice K. Goddard State Park. The 2,800-acre park with a lake, wetlands, mature forests and a variety of waterfowl is 50 miles north of SRU.

  • SRU students shine in Japanese speech competition 4/29/2016

    Of the 128 million people that speak the Japanese language, 95 percent live in Japan with the remaining speakers scattered across the globe.

  • Pennsylvania colleges, universities sign agreement to partner with schools in India 4/29/2016

    The Pennsylvania Global Education & Business Hub, an initiative begun nearly four years ago to help promote colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to students from India, took another step forward today with the signing of a new international partnership agreement.

  • SRU offers May 4 Global Graduation Ceremony 4/29/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Global Engagement will offer its first Global Graduation Ceremony for international students and American students who studied abroad at 6 p.m., May 4, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU’s new PA program earns accreditation-provisional status 4/29/2016

    The countdown is on. With only 12 days remaining before the May 11 launch of its new master of science in physician assistant studies, Slippery Rock University staff and faculty are busy putting the final touches on the facility and curriculum.

  • Samec and Meehan advance to Triathlon World Championships 4/29/2016

    Timmy Samec, a Slippery Rock University physics major, and Dan Meehan, an SRU exercise science major, have qualified to represent Team USA at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel, Mexico in September.

  • SRU’s ‘Rising Stars’ shine bright at award ceremony 4/28/2016

    Imagine gazing up into the evening sky and wishing upon your very own star. For a group of Slippery Rock University students, that idea has become reality after being recognized as stars themselves at the 2015-16 “Rising Star Ceremony” April 27 in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU marketing students attend conference 4/28/2016

    A pair of Slippery Rock University business professors, Nan Nicholls and Kurt Schimmel, accompanied 13 students from SRU’s chapter of the American Marketing Association to the AMA 38th Annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans.

  • Multicultural Development to honor 55 seniors May 5 4/27/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Multicultural Cultural Development will honor a select group of senior students with certificates and stoles during its Spring 2016 Graduation Celebration at 5 p.m., May 5, at the Smith Student Center.

  • SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE 4/27/2016

    Slippery Rock University students showed their Rock Pride April 26 in support of National College Signing Day and the Reach Higher initiative by wearing their Green and White gear. Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, asked all college students, faculty and staff to help celebrate the events by sporting clothing from their favorite university and then taking a picture to share on social media tagging the handles @FLOTUS and @ReachHigher. Reach Higher encourages students to complete their education beyond high school.

  • SRU Foundation introduces “crowdfunding” campaigns 4/27/2016

    Crowdfunding, the process of raising money to fund what is typically a specific project or activity through many donors using an online platform, has come to Slippery Rock University.

  • Gruber to stage solo art exhibition 4/27/2016

    Brenda Gruber, a 2015 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in art, will be staging "American Flags Done in Denim" May 14-June 24 at the Sans Moco Gallery in Greenville.

  • DEPLOYING A PIECE OF HOME 4/26/2016

    Members of the Military Support Group at Slippery Rock University put together care packages for overseas active duty service members April 25 at the Ski Lodge. The student club offers support tailored specifically for military-connected students and any individual serving in the military, as well as to unify students who know someone in ROTC or active duty that don't know where to turn for support. Students do not have to be in the service themselves to get involved.

  • Awards, scholarships help biology majors pursue dreams 4/26/2016

    Providing scholarships and grants to Slippery Rock University undergraduates helps them afford college and pursue research and career goals such as Amazon Rainforest preservation and children’s medical care.

  • ‘WOW’-ing the crowd is a group effort 4/25/2016

    When 1,500 new students descend upon Slippery Rock University this fall, they’ll be greeted by 500 or so volunteers that will unload cars, carry boxes and provide the students’ with their first, “welcome to SRU we’re glad you’re here.”

  • CHILD’S PLAY 4/25/2016

    Slippery Rock University's "Children's Day/Earth Day Celebration” took place April 23 at SRU's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research. The event was part of SRU’s 15th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and included a full day of arts and crafts, games, musical and theatrical performances and earth friendly demonstrations. As part of the Earth Day component, children were able to make a spin-art Frisbee that used eco-friendly flying discs.

  • C-SPANNING THE ROCK 4/25/2016

    C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized Campaign Bus visited Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center April 25, one day ahead of the Pennsylvania primary election.

  • HEADS OR TAILS? 4/25/2016

    Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton presided over the coin toss prior to the Pittsburgh Passion's game against the Cleveland Fusion April 23 at SRU's Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. The Passion, a member of the Independent Women's Football League, improved to 3-0 on the season following a 43-0 win.

  • SRU’s electronic waste recycling program yields success 4/25/2016

    Pallets and parking lots were “overflowing” with old TVs, computers, cell phones and microwaves, as more than 400 participants dropped off at least 2,500 “e-waste” items during Slippery Rock University’s fourth annual Electronic Waste Recycling Days.

  • Relay for Life generates $40,000 for ACS 4/25/2016

    Slippery Rock University students led a Disney-themed Relay for Life fundraiser April 9 at the Morrow Field House, raising $40,000 for the American Cancer Society.

  • SRU biology majors present undergraduate research 4/22/2016

    A group of nine Slippery Rock University biology majors recently presented their research findings at the 25th Annual Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists annual meeting.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in criminal justice earns national ranking 4/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in criminal justice has been ranked among the top 45 programs in the country by affordablecollegesonline.org.

  • SRU named a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School awardee 4/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University was named as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee today by Christy Goldfuss, managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and John King, U.S. Secretary of Education.

  • SRU’s prepares for trio of commencements 4/22/2016

    A contingent of more than 1,500 Slippery Rock University undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to take part in a trio of commencement ceremonies May 6-7 in Morrow Field House.

  • SRU Army ROTC to commission 11 cadets, honor colonel 4/22/2016

    Eleven U.S. Army cadets participating in the ROTC program at Slippery Rock University will be commissioned as second lieutenants, and a retiring Army colonel, who began his military career in ROTC at SRU, will be honored in special ceremonies at 4 p.m., May 6 in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium.

  • SRU’s GISO Commission launches LGBT 101 program 4/21/2016

    With an eye on promoting awareness, expanding knowledge and fostering inclusion of the LGBT community, Slippery Rock University’s President’s Commission on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation has developed an interactive workshop, organizers have dubbed “LGBT 101.”

  • Rock spring game happens April 22 4/21/2016

    The two-time defending Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion Slippery Rock University football team will return to the field at 5 p.m., April 22 for the annual Green and White spring game at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. Admission is free.

  • On-campus visits set for SRU associate provost candidates 4/21/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s associate provost for student success search committee has announced that six candidates for the open position will visit campus over a two-week period beginning April 26.

  • SRU faculty, student researchers to present findings at POMS Conference 4/21/2016

    Roger Solano, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of business, will pair with two of his students in presenting research on bus transportation technology at the May 6-9 Production and Operations Management Society’s 27th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

  • Trump presents at Salt Lake City dance show 4/21/2016

    Rosie Trump, a 2003 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in dance, will present “Fill In The Blank,” at the Sugar Space Arts Warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 20-21.

  • SRU Jazz Ensemble records CD 4/20/2016

    The excitement, and nerves, of Slippery Rock University’s 19-member Jazz Ensemble were palpable when they entered the high-tech world of Audio Images, a recording studio in Pittsburgh to record a new CD.

  • SRU’s ‘Children’s Day’ offers fun, educational activities 4/20/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s “Children’s Day/Earth Day Celebration” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 23 promises to be fun for the whole family. Organizers have planned a full day of arts and crafts, games, performances and earth friendly demonstrations.

  • C-SPAN ‘Campaign Bus’ to visit SRU April 25 4/20/2016

    C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized Campaign Bus will visit Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center from 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 25, one day ahead of the Pennsylvania primary election.

  • Hey SRU, FLOTUS wants to see you in your Rock gear 4/20/2016

    Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, is asking all college students, faculty, staff and those that support higher education to help celebrate National College Signing Day and the second anniversary of Reach Higher.

  • SRU to honor 22 graduate students 4/20/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s graduate admissions will present 22 graduate students with Outstanding Graduate Student Awards during its May 1 Graduate Admissions Honors Reception in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

  • LET’S GET PHYSICAL 4/20/2016

    The 46th Annual Slippery Rock Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Mini-Convention took center court at Morrow Field House April 20. The event featured a variety of events to promote wellness including nitroball, fitness drumming, Paralympic/disability sport awareness and a number of workshops. Kasey Arena, a certified personal trainer and 2012 SRU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, served as the keynote speaker.

  • Scott-Mitchell launches youth sports league 4/20/2016

    SayQuan Scott-Mitchell, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in information technology, has launched a youth sports league franchise company, i9 Sports, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

  • April 28 ‘Bollywood Night’ offers dance, food, henna tattoos 4/19/2016

    Traditional Indian dance will be demonstrated and taught when Slippery Rock University offers a “Bollywood Night” at 5 p.m., April 28, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The presentation is part of SRU’s 15th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and co-sponsored by the India Culture Club at SRU.

  • WAP BRINGS ‘ZOO’ TO SRU 4/19/2016

    Hip-Hop artist Fetty Wap took the stage at Slippery Rock University's Aebersold Student Recreation Center April 18 as part of his "Welcome to the Zoo" tour. Wap’s breakout single, "Trap Queen," reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015. He has subsequently scored a number of Top 40 hits, including: "679," "My Way" and "Again." Pittsburgh rapper, Hardo, opened the show.

  • SRU Orchestra offers April 24 Kaleidoscope concert 4/19/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Orchestra will present a concert of American and European music at 4 p.m., April 24, in Swope Music Hall. Colleen Gray, professor of music, will join the orchestra as the vocalist. The presentation is part of SRU’s 15th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • GENDER EXPLORATION 4/19/2016

    Students from SRU’s gender studies program showcased poster presentations on the history of the women’s, men’s and LGBTQ movements, as well as Title IX and sexual assault issues April 19 in the Smith Student Center. Students in the gender studies program analyze the cultural constructs of gender, the systemic problem of sexism and the extent to which gender marks our sense of self and community.

  • CARNIVAL ON THE QUAD 4/19/2016

    Slippery Rock University hosted a "Carnival on the Quad" April 19 as part of SRU's month-long Earth Days program. The event included games, a make your own Frisbee booth, "Bowl Over the Fracking Tower," food and prizes. The carnival, which promoted sustainability education and personal accountability, saw Campus Greek organizations build a can castle to illustrate the importance of recycling. AVI Fresh offered food demonstrations. Representatives from Students for Sustainability and SRU's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator were on hand to talk about their sustainability endeavors.

  • SRU’s e-waste recycling program protects environment 4/19/2016

    Ah, the dilemma: you just bought a new computer, game console or television and you’re wondering what to do with your old electronic devices. Here’s a word of advice from the experts. Do not throw them in the trash, dump them in a field or pitch them in a ditch. All of those actions are illegal.

  • SRU’s enrollment plan increases freshmen applications 4/19/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s quality and range of academic programs, including new pre-professional programs, has helped increase freshmen admission applications and deposits for summer and fall 2016 compared to the previous year.

  • Chase pens Civil War book 4/19/2016

    Retired Army Major Mark Chase, a 1989 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in business administration, has co-authored a book about an American Civil War battle, "To Prepare for Sherman's Coming: The Battle of Wise Forks, March 1865."

  • SRU art majors ready senior shows 4/18/2016

    Visit Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery this spring and you’ll encounter more color than nature’s fashion show of yellow daffodils, lavender crocus spikes and rose-hued tree buds.

  • The Rocket captures 23 SCJ awards 4/18/2016

    The Rocket, the independent, student newspaper serving Slippery Rock University, has captured first place in overall newspaper excellence (for publications published weekly or less) from the Society for Collegiate Journalists.

  • ‘Carnival on the Quad’ offers sustainable games, prizes 4/18/2016

    Slippery Rock University will host a “Carnival on the Quad” April 19. The activity is part of SRU’s month-long Earth Days program and will include games, a make your own Frisbee booth, “Bowl Over the Fracking Tower,” food and prizes.

  • SPRING CLEANING 4/18/2016

    The Green and White Society at Slippery Rock University collaborated with hundreds of volunteers for a campus and community clean up event April 16. Volunteers were organized into teams and assigned to a variety of locations across campus and throughout downtown Slippery Rock.

  • Holeczy wins teaching scholarship 4/18/2016

    Stephen Holeczy, a Slippery Rock University senior from Grove City majoring in special education, has won the Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton Endowed Scholarship

  • SRU Sax, woodwind, string musicians to present concert 4/15/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Saxophone Ensemble, Woodwind Chamber Ensembles and String Chamber Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., April 20, in Swope Music Hall. The presentation, featuring student musicians, is part of SRU’s 15th annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • SRU’s English, history and mathematics online master’s programs earn national rankings 4/15/2016

    A trio of Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degrees – English, history and math – have been ranked among the top 20 programs in the country by affordablecollegesonline.org.

  • SRU’s ‘Rock Recovery’ living-learning community aims to assist students with dependency problems 4/15/2016

    Students at Slippery Rock University have long been able to take advantage of the University’s Living Learning Communities. The LLC’s provide students with what one would expect from a normal residence hall experience, but with the added benefit of living among like-minded students sharing similar academic goals and interests.

  • SMASH FOR JESSE 4/15/2016

    WSRU 88.1 FM, the student-run radio station serving Slippery Rock University, sponsored a memorial car smash April 15 at the SRU Ski Lodge. The event was in honor of Jesse Muto, a former public health major from Harmony, who passed away Jan. 9. A former WSRU radio host, Muto was a 2009 graduate of Seneca Valley High School and received his associate’s degree in psychology from Butler County Community College prior to transferring to SRU. Fifty-percent of the proceeds from the event – which featured food, live music and giveaways – were donated to Muto’s family.

  • SRU campus recreation hosts mini-triathlon 4/15/2016

    It’s been said that just finishing an Ironman Triathlon is a victory. Given that the competition features a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run, who would argue?

  • Spotts receives Keystone Award 4/15/2016

    Roger Spotts, a 1981 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, received the Keystone Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators at its annual conference.

  • SRU Jazz Ensemble, Lab Band to present April 28 concert 4/14/2016

    A program of jazz compositions in the big band style will be presented by the Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band at 7:30 p.m., April 28, in Swope Music Hall. The presentation is part of SRU’s 15th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • SRU offers 60-second Frederick Douglass lectures 4/14/2016

    Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff will present one-minute talks on a variety of topics during SRU’s annual “Frederick Douglass Sixty Second Lectures” at 4 p.m., April 28, in the Smith Student Center. The event is part of SRU’s 15th annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • SRU hosts modern string group, Barrage8, April 28 4/14/2016

    Barrage8, a modern string octet that blends eclectic violin music with high-energy physical choreography, will bring its one-of-a-kind stage performance to Slippery Rock University for a 7:30 p.m., April 28 performance at the University Union.

  • KALEIDOSCOPE OPENING CELEBRATION 4/14/2016

    Kaleidoscope, Slippery Rock University’s annual arts festival, kicked off its two-week run April 14 with an hour of live student performances at Boozel Dining Hall. This year’s festival will feature close to 30 dance, theatre, music, literary and visual arts events. Student artists and SRU faculty will offer a senior dance concert; music concerts featuring flute, jazz, trumpet, orchestra, saxophone, woodwind and string chamber performances; theatre of psychological horror; Sixty Second Lectures from the Frederick Douglass Institute; and a "Bollywood Night" of Indian cuisine, henna tattoos and dance. In addition to the SRU led performances, Kaleidoscope feature two artists-in-residence: multi-disciplinary artist, Tim Stapleton, who will present his play "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms," and Paul Roden of the Pittsburgh-based Tugboat Printshop.

  • BOG approves bond financing for four SRU projects 4/14/2016

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education has approved bond financing for a quartet of projects at Slippery Rock University, including work at Spotts World Culture Building, Strain Behavioral Science Building, Bailey Library and informational technology network infrastructure equipment upgrades.

  • Don’t take the bait; Avoid email phishing schemes 4/14/2016

    An email lands in your inbox asking for personal information and tries to frighten you into opening a link. It may come from an unrecognized sender, or it may appear legit, such as a recent email that circulated on campus from what appeared to be the payroll office.

  • Lynn, Pierce and Urda author journal article 4/14/2016

    Jeff Lynn, associate professor of exercise science; Patricia Pierce, professor of exercise science and Joyan Urda, assistant professor of exercise science have authored “Sun Exposure and Exercise: The Good, The Bad and The Behavior Change.”

  • SRU festival features coal-mining photo lecture 4/13/2016

    Emily Simons, an educator with the Maine-based art group Beehive Design Collective, will present “The True Cost of Coal” at 3:30 p.m., April 21, in Slippery Rock University’s University Union. The 90-minute photo lecture about mountaintop coal mining is part of SRU’s two-week Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • THE JURY IS IN 4/13/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s annual juried student art exhibition and reception happened April 12 at the Martha Gault Art Gallery. SRU art students were able to submit up to three pieces for consideration. This year's juror was Kimberly Koller-Jones, executive director of the Hoyt Art Center in New Castle. Koller-Jones chose the artwork for the exhibition and announced the winners during the reception.

  • Iranian scholar to lecture April 25 4/13/2016

    Soude Dadras, an Iranian scholar and teacher, will offer a lecture about Iranian women’s roles in education, politics, art and social activities at 4 p.m., April 25, in Slippery Rock University’s 105 Vincent Science Center. Her free appearance is part of SRU’s 15th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • SRU Wind Ensemble to ‘Summon the Heroes!’ April 27 4/13/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Wind Ensemble will present “Summon the Heroes!” a one-movement orchestra composition, at 7:30 p.m., April 27, in Swope Music Hall. The presentation is part of SRU’s 15th annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • A SPECIAL COLLECTION 4/13/2016

    Slippery Rock University's Bailey Library hosted the grand opening of its recently relocated Special Collections Department April 13. The department boasts more than 2,000 items including books, audiotapes, art related to the collection and framed photographs. The majority of the collection, including pieces that date back to the 1800s, is shelved and encased behind glass.

  • SRU alumna Beck takes the field for last time 4/13/2016

    The long road back to Slippery Rock University took 27 years to travel, but for Christine (Peuplie) Beck, the long wait was well worth it. And in the end, it helped her cross something off her bucket list.

  • SRU students’ head to Braddock for a Mini CareBreak 4/13/2016

    A group of Slippery Rock University students will "take it to the streets" of Braddock April 15-17 for a community service Mini CareBreak. Students will volunteer their time to board up vacant houses, plant flowers and build seats at Recycle Park. They will sleep at the Carnegie Free Library during their weekend of service.

  • SRU’s Snyder, Rader, provide teacher interview advice 4/13/2016

    Slippery Rock University teacher-educator majors graduating in May need look no further than John Snyder, associate director of career education and development, and Aubrey Rader, assistant director of undergraduate admissions, for advice on how to successfully interview for a job.

  • Steigerwalt re-elected SGA president 4/13/2016

    Logan Steigerwalt, a Slippery Rock University junior marketing major from Northampton, was elected to a second term as president of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association. Steigerwalt defeated challenger Rebecca Sheriff, a junior hospitality major from Friedens, by almost a 2-1 margin. The final count was 966-473 for the incumbent.

  • Siegel recognized with proclamation 4/13/2016

    Lori Siegel, a 2004 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy, was recently presented with a proclamation recognizing her efforts, and the efforts of athletic trainers everywhere, by Sunbury, Ohio Mayor Tommy Hatfield as part of National Athletic Trainers Month.

  • SRU students write, direct, act in ‘Brave New Plays’ 4/12/2016

    Eleven one-act plays, written, directed and performed by Slippery Rock University students, will be presented April 25-26 during SRU’s annual “Brave New Plays” program.

  • Kaleidoscope presents ‘Blisstaken’ jazz-poetry group 4/12/2016

    Jazz saxophone, jazz guitar and spoken poetry will be combined during a concert presentation by “Blisstaken,” at 5 p.m., April 24, in Slippery Rock University’s University Union Multi-Purpose Room. The band includes Terry Steele, SRU professor emeritus of music who plays saxophone, Pittsburgh musician Mike Wienand on guitar and poet Andy Johnson as the reader.

  • Kaleidoscope offers ‘Anime’Bop!’ chamber ensemble 4/12/2016

    “Anime’BOP!, a Pittsburgh chamber ensemble of double reeds and piano, will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 26, at Slippery Rock University’s Swope Music Hall. The ensemble’s appearance is part of SRU’s two-week Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. The presentation is free.

  • SRU’s BA degree in dance ranked nationally 4/12/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Bachelor of Arts in dance has been ranked fifth in the country by dance-colleges.com.

  • SRU to host grand opening for Bailey Library Special Collections Department 4/12/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Bailey Library will host a grand opening of the recently relocated Special Collections Department from 2-4 p.m., April 12 on the library’s third floor.

  • SRU announces Cheng Scholarship awardees 4/12/2016

    Eight Slippery Rock University students have been awarded a total of $21,000 as part of the annual Meiping Cheng Memorial Scholarship presentations for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • SRU’s Autism Month closes with April 23 TRAILS walk/run 4/12/2016

    Slippery Rock University students, faculty, staff and community residents are invited to participate in a “TRAILS 5K Run and 3K Walk” April 23 to raise support for programs serving individuals on the autism spectrum.

  • SRU’s students to clean up campus, community 4/12/2016

    The Green and White Society at Slippery Rock University will collaborate with hundreds of volunteers for a campus and community clean up event from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 16.

  • SRU students collect, ship schoolbooks to Jamaica 4/12/2016

    When Alyssa Trocci and Jaime Lease, Slippery Rock University early childhood and special education majors from New Castle and Upper Saint Claire, participated in a teaching CAREBreak in Petersfield, Jamaica, their concern for the children they tutored did not diminish when their plane landed back home.

  • Hindman named facility director at ProCare 4/12/2016

    Joshua Hindman, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science (’07) and a doctorate in physical therapy (’09), has been named as the facility director for ProCare Physical Therapy in Grove City.

  • SRU to present ‘Sister Angelica’ April 15-16 in Butler 4/11/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Women’s Choir will be joined by other music students to present the opera “Sister Angelica” at 7 p.m., April 15, and 3 p.m., April 16, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Butler.

  • Pittsburgh woodcut printmaker to share technique 4/11/2016

    Paul Roden, co-owner of the Tugboat Printshop in Pittsburgh, will give an artist talk and open-studio demonstration of woodcut print techniques during his April 19-21 residency at Slippery Rock University. His appearance is part of SRU’s two-week Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • SRU launches Kaleidoscope Arts Festival April 14 4/11/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s two-week Kaleidoscope Arts Festival will get under way at 12:30 p.m., April 14, with an Opening Ceremony of live student performance and visual art presentation in Boozel Dining Hall.

  • SRU Foundation to host “Enchanted Rock Garden” Gala May 21 4/11/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc. will host its biannual President’s Scholarship Gala – featuring an “Enchanted Rock Garden” theme – from 6:30-11 p.m., May 21 in the Smith Student Center.

  • BREAKING BARRIERS 4/11/2016

    (From left) Erminia Spinellia, a senior special education major from Turtle Creek; Wendy Fagan, instructor for physical and health education; Brooke Jedry, a freshman special education major from Mars; and Gina Novario, a junior exercise science major from Mayfield Heights, Ohio were honored at the inaugural “Breaking Barriers” awards ceremony April 8 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. Hosted by the SRU President’s Commission for Disability Issues, the event honored students and faculty that demonstrated advocacy, leadership and empowerment for individuals with disabilities throughout the academic year.

  • Snow maps Rhode Island hiking trails 4/11/2016

    Julie Snow, Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and the environment, has teamed with author Jeanine Silversmith on a new book, "The Rhode Island Family Guide and Journal."

  • Independent student newspaper serving SRU recognized with quartet of awards 4/8/2016

    The Rocket, the independent, student newspaper serving Slippery Rock University, has captured four Region 4 “Mark of Excellence” from the Society of Professional Journalists.

  • SRU student’s “Hot Lips” invention wins $5,000 4/8/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s David Tini, a music education major from Altoona, earned second-place honors and a $5,000 cash prize at the fifth annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • LIGHT IT UP BLUE 4/8/2016

    As part of its month-long Autism Awareness Month program, Slippery Rock University hosted a "Light It Up Blue" ceremony April 7 at the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center.

  • Slippery Rock University wins 2016 Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania award 4/8/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s efforts to encourage employees to take 10,000 steps a day, relax through yoga and mindful meditation and take time to play are paying off in more ways than just having a healthier staff. The University was recently awarded a 2016 Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times.

  • Tutoring program helps pupils make the grade 4/8/2016

    As students walk into their classroom at Slippery Rock Area Elementary School, they often sneak a peak at a poster urging them to “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

  • SRU senior dancers to showcase years of training 4/7/2016

    As a Slippery Rock University dance major scheduled to graduate in May, Erica Burke said she knew her senior synthesis dance concert would be a high-pressure presentation. So she created choreography, “Some Choices Haunt,” to illustrate the rewards of rising to the challenge. Her piece is a solo, which she will dance.

  • Gibbons appointed chairman of House committee 4/7/2016

    State Representative Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, will assume a new leadership role as the Democratic chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee.

  • Geraldine Jones named president of California University 4/7/2016

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Geraldine Jones as the next president of California University. Jones has served as the university’s interim president since March 2013.

  • SRU adds industrial and systems engineering degree 4/7/2016

    The board of governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today approved Slippery Rock University's request to begin offering a Bachelor of Science in industrial and systems engineering fall 2016.

  • Melago earns VoiceThread Certification 4/7/2016

    Kathleen Melago, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, has become a VoiceThread Certified Educator.

  • SRU to retire Brandon Fusco's number April 22 4/6/2016

    Slippery Rock University and the football program will honor 2010 alumnus Brandon Fusco by officially retiring his former jersey number in a ceremony at 7 p.m., April 22 at the Smith Student Center.

  • Mihalik celebration set for June 10 4/6/2016

    Former Slippery Rock University head football coach and safety management professor George Mihalik will be honored June 10 with a retirement celebration and scholarship kickoff event at the Robert M. Smith Student Center.

  • Davidson shares pet loss coping strategy 4/6/2016

    Lori Davidson, a 1977 Slippery Rock University graduate and pet loss specialist, was featured recently in a television report from Pittsburgh's KDKA on the subject of overcoming the loss of a pet.

  • COUNTDOWN IS ON 4/5/2016

    The Slippery Rock University SGA Bookstore hosted a Graduation Celebration April 5 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom for all undergraduate and graduate students who applied to graduate at SRU's May 6 graduate and May 7 undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

  • Slippery Rock Borough celebrating 175 years 4/5/2016

    Slippery Rock Borough will kickoff its 175th Anniversary celebration at 7 p.m., April 12, at the Borough Council Chamber, 306 East Water Street, when state officials present the borough council with a commemorative plaque.

  • Barrows passes Army Ranger School 4/5/2016

    Geurin Barrows, a 2015 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in criminology and who earned a commission as a second lieutenant as a member of the U.S. Army ROTC at SRU, recently graduated from the U.S. Army's Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • U.S. Holocaust Museum curator offers April 13 lecture 4/4/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s April 13 Holocaust Remembrance 2016 Program will include a keynote lecture by one of the leading authorities on Nazi Germany and its mass murder of millions more than 70 years ago.

  • Rock dancers join April 16 ‘National Water Dance Project’ 4/4/2016

    At 4 p.m., April 16, four Slippery Rock University dancers will take their position at the edge of East Lake for a live-streamed event. On cue, they will begin to dance, moving their arms and legs in a prayer of invocation for the environment.

  • SRU geology major named Goldwater Scholar 4/4/2016

    When Blake Wallrich first arrived at Slippery Rock University two years ago he knew he didn’t want to leave with only a diploma in hand. He wanted to accomplish something more, something beyond the ordinary.

  • SRU’s Cooke earns NCTRC board position 4/4/2016

    Colleen Cooke, a Slippery Rock University professor of recreational therapy, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. The term is for three years.

  • ‘K-scope’ team prepares to launch two-week festival 4/1/2016

    When Slippery Rock University opens its annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival April 14, Deanna Brookens, festival director and instructor of theatre, will check off another “task accomplished” in the planner that has been her constant companion since fall.

  • Skeele’s ‘Dark North, ‘Hungry Jane’ dare to scare 4/1/2016

    Tales from the dark, frightened side of the human mind, and a scream or two, will pierce the night when Slippery Rock University presents the plays “Dark North” and “Hungry Jane: An Evening of Psychological Horror” during SRU’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • IN FOR THE KILN 4/1/2016

    Radhames Carela, a Dominican Republic-based potter, participated in Slippery Rock University’s “International Water Filter Conference” April 1. The conference continues from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 2, in Weisenfluh Hall. Through lectures and live demonstration in SRU's Ceramics Art Building and Weisenfluh Hall, presenters educated participants about health issues, filtration benefits and the role of the ceramic arts in preventing waterborne disease in underdeveloped countries. Carela demonstrated his abilities for conference participants by fashioning a clay pot.

  • SGA Bookstore schedules April 5 Graduation Celebration 4/1/2016

    Slippery Rock University students who are scheduled to graduate in May will be able to pick up their commencement tickets and purchase regalia, diploma frames, class rings and other items during the SGA Bookstore's Graduation Celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 5, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU community urged to walk, run, join hands for a cure 4/1/2016

    Cancer. The disease affects every family, including the Slippery Rock University family. That is one of the reasons why students, some of whom have cancer survivors at home and in their residence halls, will lead a Disney-themed Relay For Life fundraiser April 9 in Morrow Field House.

  • SRU student team prepares for Advocacy Days 4/1/2016

    A team of 10 Slippery Rock University students will join nearly 150 students, faculty, administrators, trustees and alumni from the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and visit the Capitol next week to meet with legislators and to discuss the important role SRU plays in the community, as well as in the region and across Pennsylvania.

  • D’Angelo named managing director at Helios HR 4/1/2016

    Madelyne D'Angelo, a 1991 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in special education, has been named managing director at Reston, Virginia-based Helios HR, a human capital management and talent acquisition firm.

  • SRU’s GISO launches two LGBT affinity groups 3/31/2016

    Entering his freshman year of college, Kevin McCarthy was like so many gay men before him – searching for his identity and looking for role models to help guide his development.

  • SRU Concert Choir, Butler County Symphony Orchestra collaborate for Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 9 in D Minor’ 3/31/2016

    From the four-note opening motif to the final movement of angelic voices, the Slippery Rock University Concert Choir and Butler County Symphony Orchestra are collaborating to present Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in D Minor” at 7:30 p.m., April 9, at Butler County Intermediate High School.

  • Rocky makes Mascot Madness championship; needs your vote to defeat Kutztown’s Avalanche 3/31/2016

    For the second straight year, Slippery Rock University’s mascot, Rocky, will face Kutztown University’s mascot, Avalanche, in the championship round of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Mascot Madness contest.

  • NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRATION DAY 3/31/2016

    Native-American dance, storytelling, drumming and craft making were all part of Slippery Rock University's annual Native American Celebration Day March 31 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. Native American art, jewelry and artifacts were also on display and available for purchase at the event which was supported by SRU's College of Liberal Arts, College of Health, Environment and Science, the College of Education and the departments of elementary education and history.

  • SRU Health Center earns AAAHC accreditation 3/31/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s McLachlan Student Health Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

  • Perdue named VIP member of Worldwide Branding 3/31/2016

    Gary Perdue, a 1976 Slippery Rock University graduate who earned a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology, has been named a VIP member of Worldwide Branding. This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success.

  • SRU Jazz Ensemble receives prestigious invitation 3/30/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble is the only college jazz group in the state to receive an invitation to perform at the March 31-April 2 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Conference in Hershey.

  • SRU Alumni Association hosts annual Recognition Banquet April 16 3/30/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will present its annual Recognition & Awards Banquet at 6 p.m., April 16 at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • State System universities, community colleges, sign statewide ‘reverse transfer’ agreement 3/30/2016

    Students who began their studies at a community college in Pennsylvania before transferring to a university within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education might already have earned enough credits to receive their first degree. And now there’s an easy way for them to get it, through the newly launched “reverse transfer” initiative.

  • SIGNED, SEALED, ARTICULATED 3/30/2016

    Slippery Rock University welcomed Danielle Hermon, regional director of admissions and Joanna Serra, director of government relations and communication from the American University of Antiqua’s College of Medicine March 30 for the signing of an articulation agreement. American University of Antigua is a private medical institution located in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. AUA is the first and only hospital-integrated university in the Caribbean where you begin your clinical experience starting in your first semester.

  • RISE AND RUN 3/30/2016

    Members of the Army ROTC program at Slippery Rock University took to the trails behind the Ski Lodge during the early morning hours of March 30 for a brisk training run.

  • SRU graduate named sports director at U.S. Army post 3/30/2016

    John Hamilton, a 2007 Slippery Rock University graduate who earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science, has been named director of sports, fitness and aquatics at Redstone Arsenal, a U.S. Army post near Madison County, Alabama.

  • SRU students’ batik art reaches colorful heights 3/29/2016

    Batik cloths made by 12 Slippery Rock University art students will be exhibited during “Here & There,” from 2-4 p.m., April 9 and 12 in SRU’s Old Stone House.

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS 3/29/2016

    The President’s Commission on Women, the College of Business, Alpha Kappa Psi and SOLAR Women in Business Center welcomed Rebecca Harris to Slippery Rock University March 28.

  • RT Club at SRU offers April 1 networking workshop 3/29/2016

    The Recreational Therapy Club at Slippery Rock University will offer a student workshop April 1, giving recreational therapy majors and others an opportunity to come together with health care practitioners and alumni for a day of learning and networking.

  • “Toto Teens in Transition” helps those with autism 3/29/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s April Autism Awareness Month program will include three “Toto Teens in Transition” peer-mentoring outings partnering Grove City and Slippery Rock high school students with young people on the autism spectrum for bowling, gym and equestrian activities.

  • Faggioli wins Innovative Educator award 3/29/2016

    Danielle Faggioli, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in mathematics, has received the "Innovative Educator of the Quarter" award from Granville County (North Carolina) Public Schools.

  • SRU Honor Society to host GRE workshop 3/28/2016

    Phi Kappa Phi, the Honor Society at Slippery Rock University, in partnership with The Princeton Review, will provide a free Graduate Record Examination strategy session at 4:30 p.m., April 5 in Room 321 of the Smith Student Center for all SRU students or staff planning to apply for graduate school.

  • SRU’s Native American Day celebrates traditions 3/28/2016

    Native-American dance, storytelling, drumming and craft making will be offered as part of Slippery Rock University’s annual Native American Celebration Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 31, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Gotto named PGA Professional at Treasure Lake 3/28/2016

    Matthew Gotto, a PGA professional and 1990 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration has been named the director of golf operations at Treasure Lake's Gold and Silver courses in DuBois.

  • SRU shines light on autism 3/25/2016

    Like France’s Eiffel Tower, New York’s Madison Square Garden and the White House in Washington, D.C., Slippery Rock University will “Light It Up Blue” to raise awareness of autism and advocate for acceptance and inclusion.As part of its month-long Autism Awareness Month program the University will host a “Light It Up Blue” ceremony from 6:15-7 p.m., April 7, at the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center, three Toto Transition Programs and an April 23 TRAILS 5K run 3K walk, sponsored by the Recreational Therapy Club and Autism Speaks U at SRU.

  • SRU Earth Days program stresses personal responsibility 3/25/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s President’s Commission on Sustainability will offer a month-long Earth Days 2016 program in April, shining the spotlight on climate change, e-waste recycling, clean water and sustainability education for adults and children.

  • SRU students headed to Clinton Global Initiative University gathering 3/25/2016

    Six Slippery Rock University student researchers will take part in the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University meeting, April 1-3, on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Ruppert to stage two-act play 3/25/2016

    Tim Ruppert, a Slippery Rock University English instructor, will stage his two-act play, “The Consorts,” April 7-17 at Duquesne University. The play is being directed by John Lane.

  • SRU plans ‘Mini-Mud’ ceramic program 3/24/2016

    Slippery Rock University will offer its ninth annual “Mini-Mud” ceramic demonstration March 30-April 2 in the Art Ceramic Building. Featured guest ceramists will demonstrate their craft and students and community residents will be able to use the pottery wheels and firing ovens to convert “mud” into ceramics.

  • Homebrewed History series returns for third ‘pint’ 3/24/2016

    The third installment of the annual “Homebrewed History” series will take place March 26 at 2 p.m. at Slippery Rock University’s Stone House Center for Public Humanities.

  • LANDSCAPE IMPRESSIONS 3/24/2016

    The Badlands Working Group of Slippery Rock University presents "Art and Geology: Landscape Impressions" from March 23-31 in SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery. The exhibit will display ceramics, sculptures, paintings and photographs made by geology and art students who conducted research in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. The Badlands Working Group is an interdisciplinary research collaborative led by Patrick Burkhart, SRU professor of geography, geology and the environment, and Katherine Mickle, associate professor of art.

  • Nania signs pro contract in Australia 3/24/2016

    Slippery Rock University senior quarterback Dante Nania has signed a professional football contract with the North Coast Heat of the National Gridiron League in Australia.

  • Badlands ‘Art and Geology’ exhibit runs March 23-31 3/23/2016

    The Badlands Working Group of Slippery Rock University will present “Art and Geology: Landscape Impressions” from March 23-31 in SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery. The exhibit will display ceramics, sculptures, paintings and photographs made by geology and art students who conducted research in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

  • SRU earns national recognition for improved graduation rates for black students 3/23/2016

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of the top 30 universities in the country for having substantially improving overall graduation rates while also achieving gains for black students.

  • ‘Breakfast or books?’ Student hunger an issue on many campuses 3/23/2016

    For decades, instant ramen noodles have been a culinary staple in the pantries of thousands of college students across the country.And as the cost of living continues to rise, institutional belts tighten and more low-income and first-generation students enroll, the stereotype of the penny-wise student who lives by the noodle has given way to a more disturbing picture – the hungry student who needs help and may not know how to ask for it.

  • SRU to host April 1-2 ‘International Water Filter Conference’ 3/23/2016

    Some of the world’s leading authorities on safe drinking water and ceramic filters will participate in the April 1-2 “International Water Filter Conference” at Slippery Rock University. Richard Wukich, retired professor of art and international coordinator of the Potters Water Action Group, is one of more than 10 potters/humanitarians who are scheduled to present.

  • SRU’s research symposium sets record for participants 3/23/2016

    A record number of Slippery Rock University students – 168 ¬– have been accepted to present research, art exhibits and live performance during Slippery Rock University’s March 24 “Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement.”

  • SRU field hockey team scores big in classroom 3/23/2016

    The Slippery Rock University field hockey team grabbed a share of the nation’s top spot with 19 student-athletes named to the 2015 Division II National Academic Squad released March 22 by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and Zag Sports. SRU shares the honor with Limestone College, located in Gaffney, South Carolina.

  • SRU earns Buffalo Business First ranking 3/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University is the lone representative from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to be ranked in the Buffalo (NY) Business First’s 2016 academic rankings of U.S. public colleges.

  • Students deploy ‘Military Support Group at SRU’ 3/22/2016

    When a loved one goes off to war, there is plenty of nail-biting back home. Kara Werkmeister, a Slippery Rock University graduate student from Pittsburgh, knows how it feels to worry about someone special. Her boyfriend is serving in the Navy.

  • Banquet raises hunger awareness issues, mobilizes support 3/22/2016

    The Student Nonprofit Alliance at Slippery Rock University will host a “Hunger Banquet” from 6:30-8 p.m., March 29, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom, to raise awareness and mobilize support in the fight against hunger.

  • GIRLS ROCK AT STEM 2016 3/22/2016

    The Slippery Rock University President's Commission on Women hosted more than 70 8th, 9th and 10th grade girls March 21 for the "Girls Rock at STEM" symposium. Students learned about the educational and career options available to them in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Commission rewards students for energy conservation 3/22/2016

    Evelyn Murphy, a junior finance major; Andre Roberts, a student affairs graduate student; Talia Suglia, a freshman business major; and Sarah Yousko, a senior marketing major, were each awarded $200 gift certificates to the SGA Bookstore by the University’s Energy Conservation Committee after signing the committee’s Energy Action Pledge.

  • CONVOCATION 2016 3/21/2016

    Slippery Rock University honored more than 2,900 students, as well as the winners of the President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Advising, as part of the Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation March 19 in Morrow Field House. Included among the student honorees were: presidential scholars, honors program graduates, deans' list students, scholar athletes, community service learning scholars, student leadership, academic scholarship winners and Norton undergraduate research scholarship winners. The event was the first in a series of activities focusing on excellence at SRU.

  • SGA sponsors ‘Student Safety Week’ 3/21/2016

    Although Slippery Rock University consistently ranks as one of the safest universities in the United States, when it comes to safety one can never be too prepared or diligent. To help Slippery Rock University students become more safety conscious, the Slippery Rock University Student Government Association will host its first “Student Safety Week” program March 21-25.

  • SRU offers April 7 sexual assault prevention event,releases campus “It’s on Us” video 3/21/2016

    Slippery Rock University will join the national annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence when it hosts an informational program from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 7 on the Quad. The program is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month; a campaign coordinated each April by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

  • SRU art majors take part in “20/20: A Visual Dialog” 3/21/2016

    A group of 20 Slippery Rock University art majors will have their works on display as part of “20/20: A Visual Dialog,” April 4-11 at the Associated Artists of Butler County’s Art Center. The exhibition is free and open to the public. An opening reception is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., April 6.

  • FIT AND ACTIVE 3/21/2016

    The President’s Commission on Wellness and The Aebersold Student Recreation Center sponsored the SRU Wellness Expo March 18. The event featured a variety of health screenings and wellness information for staff, faculty and students. Participants were eligible to win prizes including: Fitbits, yoga mats, massage gift cards and much more.

  • Gregory wins advertising award 3/21/2016

    Chenoa Gregory, a senior art major from Freeport, and student worker in SRU's Office of University Communication and Public Affairs, captured a Silver Award for her poster, "Faculty and Guest Artist Dance Concert" from the National Educational Advertising Awards.

  • Girl Scout ‘Invention Convention’ coming to SRU 3/18/2016

    What do windshield wipers, COBOL computer languages, Kevlar and chocolate chip cookies all have in common? Women invented them all. Approximately 300 young women in the form of Girl Scouts from the Western Pennsylvania Council will visit Slippery Rock University from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 2, for the “Invention Convention” in the McKay Education Building.

  • SRU Trustees send new engineering degree to BOG 3/18/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees voted today to advance a new degree program to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • Slippery Rock University freezes six student fees;Council of Trustees approve new degree program 3/18/2016

    Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton told the Council of Trustees at today’s business meeting the University was freezing student fees for traditional housing, parking, health services, the student center, student recreation and student life enhancement for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Biology Department publishes findings 3/18/2016

    Simon Beeching, a Slippery Rock University professor of biology, teamed with five recent SRU graduates to publish the group’s latest findings on freshwater planaria in Volume 48 of the international journal, “Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology.”

  • SRU’s Hasenpflug keeps dancers moving 3/17/2016

    Rhythm, indispensable in dance, is also a basic element of music. When the dancer and the music “click,” when there is understanding, harmony and co-ordination between the dancer and the accompanying musician artist there is magic in the performance. No one knows that better than Andrew Hasenpflug, Slippery Rock University dance department staff musician.

  • Phi Kappa Phi to induct 39 new members 3/17/2016

    Phi Kappa Phi, the Honor Society at Slippery Rock University, will induct 39 new members into the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society at 4 p.m., March 19 in the Smith Student Center Theatre.

  • SRU undergraduates to present research at national conference 3/17/2016

    Four Slippery Rock University student research groups – comprised of nine students in all – will present their findings at the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, April 7-9.

  • Hughes induction into wrestling Hall of Fame 3/17/2016

    Charlie Hughes, a 1976 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, was recently named to the Friends of Section 4 Wrestling Hall of Fame in Whitney Point, New York.

  • SRU’s “Special Collections” require white-glove treatment 3/16/2016

    Inquiry-based learning relies on a strong collection of books. Slippery Rock University has many such collections, including a trove of antique, rare and local-authored volumes in its relocated Special Collections Department in Bailey Library.

  • Collegiate Advertising bestows eight awards upon SRU’s Office of Communication and Public Affairs 3/16/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of University Communication and Public Affairs staff has captured eight Gold, Silver and Bronze 2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards.

  • PLAY (BOCCE) BALL! 3/16/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s adapted physical activity program partnered with the Special Olympics’ Interscholastic Unified Sports program to host high school students from Grove City, Slippery Rock, Sharpsville and Hermitage in a special bocce tournament March 15 at Morrow Field House.

  • Utsch has article published 3/16/2016

    Glenn Utsch, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, has had his article about American composer Arthur Farwell (1872-1952) published by the College Music Society.

  • SRU Communication and Public Affairs Office wins eight national Educational Advertising awards 3/15/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of University Communication and Public Affairs staff have won eight national Educational Advertising Awards for communication projects, including posters, magazine ads and videos promoting a myriad of campus events.

  • SRU School of Business signs UN’s sustainability compact 3/15/2016

    With an eye on creating the next generation of global citizens that will “work to embrace the values of a sustainable lifestyle and business practices,” the Slippery Rock University School of Business has become a signatory institution with the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education program.

  • SRU offers ‘Masculinity and Mass Shooters’ presentation 3/15/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Gender Studies Program will sponsor a “Masculinity and Mass Shooters” presentation and question and answer session at 7 p.m., March 23, in the Smith Student Center Theater.

  • Mid-term stress? Experts tout semisweet remedy 3/15/2016

    Feeling stressed about coursework and exams? Suffering from senioritis? Is the pressure making you sick?If you’re looking for ways to calm your mind (and body) as Slippery Rock University begins the second half of spring semester March 17, some experts recommend the Willy Wonka approach to self-medication – dark chocolate – as well as listening to classical music or “screaming at the top of your lungs” to let off steam.

  • Fraternity attends executive conference 3/15/2016

    Members of Slippery Rock University's Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity recently attended the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity's Chapter Executives Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • SRU Trustees to meet March 17-18 3/14/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees will meet March 17-18. Committee meetings will be in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center both days, while the quarterly business meeting will take place at 1 p.m., March 18 in Room 321. All meetings are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members who would like to attend.

  • SRU Office of Communication and Public Affairs captures four CUPPIE awards 3/14/2016

    Sandy Busch, graphic communication director, and Aaron Moore, digital design director, in SRU's Office of Communication and Public Affairs, won four CUPPIE Awards presented by CUPRAP, the creative excellence in marketing and communications organization, as part of its annual awards competition March 10 in Hershey.

  • Physical therapy student blends treatment, gymnastics 3/14/2016

    High bars and stress fractures. Floor routines and hip injuries. Michelle Millen, a Slippery Rock University doctor of physical therapy student from York, hopes to combine her passion for gymnastics and physical therapy into a career helping gymnasts overcome injuries.

  • SRU Ethics Bowl seeks student team participants 3/14/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s department of philosophy is seeking student teams to take part in the 2016 SRU Ethics Bowl. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, April 23, in the Spotts World Culture Building.

  • Johnson takes over as tax commissioner 3/14/2016

    Irvin Johnson, a 1978 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in counseling services, has been named tax commissioner of DeKalb County, Georgia.

  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING 3/11/2016

    The Slippery Rock University theatre recently staged a number of variant performances of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing.” The play's story centers on Leonato, a kindly and respectable nobleman, who shares his home with his young daughter, Hero; his playful and clever niece, Beatrice; and his elderly brother, Antonio, who is Beatrice's father. Laura Smiley, SRU associate professor of theatre, adapted the play from the original work, and directed. Smiley's version was set in Spain and inspired by the art nouveau movement, a style of decorative art, architecture, and design prominent in Western Europe and the U.S. from roughly 1890 until World War I.

  • SRU kicks off “Celebration of Excellence” 3/11/2016

    Slippery Rock University will kick off 50-days of celebrating excellence March 19 during which time it will highlight the accomplishments and contributions of more than 3,000 SRU students, faculty and staff to the University’s mission of promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, leadership, diversity, outreach and service.

  • SRU hosts a cappella group, vocaldente, March 24 3/10/2016

    Internationally recognized a cappella group, vocaldente, will bring its unique vocal styling to Slippery Rock University for a 7:30 p.m., March 24 performance at the University Union.

  • SRU hopes students’ power ‘PASSHE Unplugged’ success 3/10/2016

    Saving energy is always a top priority at Slippery Rock University. Through its Sustainability Commission and Energy Conservation Committee, the University continually reminds the campus community that when it comes to energy, “Small steps can result in a big payoff.” Now, students, faculty and staff are being asked to step up their energy saving efforts to help capture the PASSHE Unplugged crown.

  • Governor appoints SRU student trustee 3/10/2016

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has appointed Monica Traggiai, a Slippery Rock University senior from Sarver, to a seat on the SRU council of trustees.

  • President’s, service awards to be presented March 22 3/8/2016

    Darcy White, director of web communication and development, in the Office of University Communication and Public Affairs, will be presented with the President’s Award for Outstanding Service, and Susan Hadley, professor of music, with the President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement at 12:30 p.m., March 22 in the Smith Student Center ballroom in conjunction with Slippery Rock University’s “Celebration of Excellence” month activities.

  • SRU professor researches China’s climate, water 3/8/2016

    Heike Hartmann, Slippery Rock University associate professor in geography, geology and the environment, is sharing her expertise on climate and water cycles with the international science community.

  • ROCK STARS 3/4/2016

    Thirteen acts took the stage at the second annual “Rock’s Got Talent” show March 1 in the Smith Student Center ballroom. The evening’s entertainment included poetry, skateboarding stunts, singing, belly dancing, spoken word and rapping. The event was hosted by the Sister-To-Sister student organization at Slippery Rock University.

  • Winter Guard at SRU presents ‘Sailing’ March 17 3/4/2016

    Members of the Winter Guard at Slippery Rock University will spin flags, rifles and sabers when the student organization presents “Sailing” at 12:30 p.m., March 17, in Morrow Field House.

  • Rocky’s patrons fill ‘Belly,’ gain reward points 3/4/2016

    Students at Slippery Rock University can now get more than great food when they visit Rocky’s Grill in the Smith Student Center. Thanks to a new app – Belly – each visit can earn the user reward points that can be redeemed for a variety of items.

  • SRU launches redesigned mySRU March 9 3/4/2016

    The Slippery Rock University community will see a fresh look to the mySRU portal the evening of March 9 when the site is officially relaunched. Users should note that due to the relaunch, mySRU will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 9.

  • Highmark offers SRU members free ID protection 3/4/2016

    Slippery Rock University Highmark Blue Shield members are now able to take advantage of free identification protection through AllClear ID.

  • Hilliard named CEO of Butler County Family YMCA 3/4/2016

    Dave Hilliard, a 1992 Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in resort management, has been named president and CEO of the Butler County Family YMCA, effective March 10.

  • SRU students help stage sensory friendly ‘Peter Pan’ 3/3/2016

    At Slippery Rock University, volunteer service is seen as a critical component in the educational process and part of the University’s goal to develop “good citizens.” Through volunteer service, students learn new concepts for applying classroom knowledge to help improve the lives of others. A group of 11 students in the Education Living-Learning Community residence hall program recently put this theory into practice when they volunteered to help the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stage a sensory friendly performance of “Peter Pan.”

  • SRU names “Shout Out for the Humanities” winners 3/3/2016

    Seventeen Slippery Rock University students participated in the March 1 “Shout Out for the Humanities” contest sponsored by The Stone House Center for Public Humanities.

  • SRU’s Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation kicks off “Salute to Excellence” activities 3/3/2016

    Slippery Rock University will honor more than 2,900 students, as well as present the winners of the President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Advising, as part of the Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation at 1:30 p.m., March 19 in Morrow Field House. The event is the first in a series of activities focusing on excellence at SRU.

  • State System leaders support 2016-17 funding request 3/3/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank Brogan and other system leaders urged members of both the House and Senate appropriations committees March 2 to support increased funding for the state-owned universities as they consider the proposed 2016-17 commonwealth budget.

  • #INVESTINME 3/3/2016

    #InvestInMe is a social media advocacy campaign focused on engaging the more than 100,000 students of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Students from all 14 universities in the State System should be seen as an investment for the state – not just as expenditure.

  • Neff recognized as “Woman of Distinction” 3/3/2016

    Ellie Neff, a 1974 Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in education, has been recognized as a distinguished professional in her field by “Women of Distinction” magazine.

  • SRU named “Green Ribbon School” finalist 3/2/2016

    Slippery Rock University has been selected as a finalist for the “Green Ribbon School” award by the U.S. Department of Education. SRU, which was nominated for the honor by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, was the only institution of higher education in the state to be recommended for the postsecondary sustainability award.

  • $163,424 NSF grant funds ‘hot’ geological research 3/2/2016

    Just as volcanoes have alternating periods of eruption and dormancy, molten rock is periodically being added into vast subterranean magma chambers beneath these volcanoes. As it enters these underground chambers, the magma freezes into layers much like the lava flows making up a large volcano.

  • D'Angelo appointed Managing Director 3/2/2016

    Madelyne D'Angelo, a 1991 Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in special education, has been appointed managing director at Helios HR, a human capital management and talent acquisition firm based in Reston, Virginia.

  • SRU student musicians demonstrate ‘excellence’ 3/1/2016

    Recitals by Slippery Rock University student musicians and vocalists are a spring rite of passage. Eleven students will offer recitals from March 13-April 10, on piano, bass, trumpet, saxophone, flute and with their voices, gaining performance experience and showcasing their musical progress.

  • SRU’s Humanities Ladder Program records first-year successes 3/1/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Humanities Ladder Program, implemented in fall 2015 to introduce students at Aliquippa High School to topics not normally covered at the high school level, has recorded several first year successes. According to the program administrator, “the impact was immediate.”

  • Breast cancer walk raises more than $900 3/1/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Campus Recreation and SGA Bookstore raised more than $950 for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition through the annual “In the Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

  • SRU’s Norton strikes another first with invitation to attend educational conference in Cuba 2/29/2016

    Breaking new ground isn’t new to Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton. After all, she’s twice been named the first female president of a university.

  • MOON OVER THE ROCK 2/29/2016

    When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s…the moon over The Rock! Last week’s full moon provided for these eerie and awe-inspiring pictures of the night sky across the SRU campus. (Photos by Jamie Greene, emerging technology and communication major from Moon Township.)

  • Jones brings "Rocky" home to SRU 2/29/2016

    Robert Jones, a 1983 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in English, has brought "Rocky" home to the University.

  • MILLING AROUND 2/26/2016

    The recent wintery weather provided for some spectacular scenery at McConnells Mill State Park. The draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago created the park, which encompasses more than 2,500 acres of the Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. The park is open from year-round from sunrise to sunset. (Photos by Jamie Greene, emerging technology and communication major from Moon Township.)

  • SRU embraces spring break ‘learning’ fever 2/26/2016

    Imagine the educational value of touring the ancient ruins of Rome, studying art in Peru or conducting oceanography research in the Bahamas.Those destinations and more await more than 300 Slippery Rock University students who have opted to spend their March 7-11 spring break studying abroad. The 21 trips, led by SRU faculty and staff, will provide students with the opportunity to combine their academic programs with an international travel experience.

  • State system offers protection of minors training 2/26/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is finalizing online protection of minors training for employees of its 14 institutions.Slippery Rock University employees will receive an email from the President’s Office in the next few weeks providing instructions about the training, said Holly McCoy, SRU assistant vice president for diversity and equal opportunity/Title IX coordinator.

  • SRU creates new ‘da Vinci Faculty Fellow’ position 2/26/2016

    Slippery Rock University is creating a “da Vinci Faculty Fellow” position to help expand undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity and strenthen collaboration between departments. The fellow, who will be selected from among existing faculty, will also work to promote minority faculty and student involvement in research and international partnerships.

  • SRU’s COE utilizes rigorous candidate screening 2/26/2016

    Although Pennsylvania was recently awarded an above-average grade from the USA Today Network in regard to how it performs background checks and shares information about disciplinary actions against teachers, Slippery Rock University’s College of Education is doing everything it can to raise the bar.

  • Amatucci wins John Jack Best Paper Award 2/26/2016

    Frances Amatucci, a Slippery Rock University associate professor in the School of Business, won the John Jack Best Paper Award for her co-authored paper entitled "Still A Man's World: Second Generation Gender Bias in External Equity Term Sheet Negotiations."

  • Mihalik to be honored at MetLife Stadium Feb. 25 2/25/2016

    George Mihalik, recently retired Slippery Rock University head football coach, will receive the Division II Coach of the Year award Feb. 25 as part of the Eastern College Football Awards Banquet at MetLife Stadium. The awards are presented by the New York Metropolitan Football Writers.

  • SRU’s independent student newspaper captures press awards 2/25/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s independent, student-run newspaper, The Rocket, has captured 12 Student Keystone Press Awards, it was announced by the Pennsylvania News Media Association.

  • SRU Career Education offers graduates ‘transition’ planning 2/25/2016

    Many newly minted college graduates face financial, time management and work relationship challenges as they transition from the University to world of work. To better prepare students for the adjustment, Slippery Rock University’s Office of Career Education and Development has expanded its outreach and plans to organize a life-after-college mini-conference.

  • COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS 2/25/2016

    Sarah Halley, an organizational consultant and leadership coach, addressed SRU student leaders Feb. 24 about promoting a caring and inclusive campus, through meaningful and respectful discussion in the face of challenging and difficult subject matter. Halley’s visit was part of the new “Courageous Conversations” speakers series sponsored by the President’s Office. Halley, who focuses primarily on team building, leadership development, inclusive strategic planning and diversity/anti-oppresssion, is also the founder and director of Playback for Change, a multiracial improvisational theatre troupe that uses playback theatre as a vehicle for social change.

  • Ghafoor signs with IFL’s Cedar Rapids Titans 2/25/2016

    Devin Ghafoor, a 2015 Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in criminology and criminal justice, has signed to play defensive back with the Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League.

  • SRU celebrates ‘Status of Women’ during March 2/24/2016

    Slippery Rock University has provided vital leadership for female inclusion in academia and the workforce, gaining ground in many areas, starting at the top. Some might be tempted to declare victory.

  • AVI calls for ‘Rising Star’ nominations 2/24/2016

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Rising Star Awards that will be presented at the Rising Star Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m., April 27 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Health Center offers spring break health/safety tips 2/24/2016

    With spring break just around the corner and many students planning to head to destinations around the country and the globe, Student Health Services has some tips for safe and healthy travel.

  • SRU launches Certificate in Sustainability 2/24/2016

    Slippery Rock University has launched a 12-credit certificate in sustainability that targets non-environmental majors and includes a service component as part of its capstone course.

  • ‘FIT’-TING IN 2/24/2016

    National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day was recognized by the ARC Feb. 23 with a day-long celebration that featured a variety of activities including: basketball shooting contests, Zumba classes, rock wall climbing and a NAVY Seal challenge with push ups, sit ups, pull-ups and running. Community members without membership to the ARC were also invited to visit the facility to learn what programs and activities are available.

  • Eisenreich receives Education Music Award 2/24/2016

    Cassandra Eisenreich, a Slippery Rock University music instructor, received the Robby D. Gunstream Education Music Award and $1,000 from The College Music Society Fund for her “Music in Early Childhood Community Engagement Initiative.”

  • SRU students invited to give a ‘Shout Out for the Humanities’ 2/23/2016

    Regardless if the presentation is traditional or trendy, Slippery Rock University’s Stone House Center for Public Humanities is asking SRU students to give a “Shout Out for the Humanities” March 1 at 2 p.m. in Room 321 of the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU program helps students pursue ‘distinguished scholarships’ 2/23/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s new Distinguished Scholarship and Fellowship program was launched to help students prepare to apply for prestigious national and international fellowships, scholarships and awards.

  • Hip-hop artist Fetty Wap reschedules SRU show 2/23/2016

    Due to a scheduling conflict, hip-hop artist Fetty Wap’s concert, originally scheduled for April 11 at Slippery Rock University's Aebersold Student Recreation Center, has been rescheduled for April 18.

  • MUGGING IT UP 2/23/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Potter's Guild will continue its third annual ceramic mug sale from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 25 in the lobby of the Smith Student Center. Guild members, all of whom are SRU students, handcrafted all the mugs that are available for purchase. Proceeds from sales of the mugs, priced at $10 each, will assist the club in promoting the ceramic arts at SRU, including workshops featuring local and international guest artists, and weekly open studio workshops where SRU students, faculty and staff can learn the basics of working with clay.

  • New strategic plan charts course for SRU’s future 2/23/2016

    A clear and defined direction for how Slippery Rock University will draw upon its strengths in an effort to position itself within the commonwealth and the world was unveiled Feb. 23 by SRU President Cheryl Norton during a presentation in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Alumnae earns Breast Health Navigator Certification 2/23/2016

    Joan Lappin, a 1991 Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in social work, recently received her breast health navigator certification from the Harold Freeman Institute in New York City through the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.

  • D.C. beckons SRU students for Black History Month trip 2/22/2016

    A delegation of 45 Slippery Rock University students will visit the nation’s capital Feb. 26-28 for a “Cultural Immersion Trip.” It is the final event in SRU’s Black History Month celebration.

  • SRU Potter’s Guild to host third annual mug sale 2/22/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Potter’s Guild will host its third annual ceramic mug sale from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 23 and 25 in the lobby of the Smith Student Center.

  • OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS 2/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Feb. 21-22 Opportunity Knocks program hoped to help more than 50 underrepresented minority students from Pennsylvania and Ohio choose SRU as their future home of higher education. The overnight program gave attendees a taste of academic, social and residential life. In addition to a luau dinner, talent show, lunch with a professor and panel discussion with current SRU students, attendees were able to take advantage of a ceramics class. Information about scholarship and financial aid opportunities, service-learning opportunities and athletics was also presented.

  • Wagner named AD at Spring Grove Area Schools 2/22/2016

    Greg Wagner, a 2001 Slippery Rock University graduate who majored in sport management, has been named athletic director for the Spring Grove Area School District.

  • Hip-hop artist Fetty Wap to take SRU stage April 11 2/19/2016

    Hip-Hop artist Fetty Wap will perform April 11 at Slippery Rock University’s Aebersold Student Recreation Center, with special guest Hardo.

  • Studying around the world provides global perspectives 2/19/2016

    Great teaching starts in the classroom at Slippery Rock University and extends across campus and around the world. In fact, during your studies at SRU, your classroom is just as likely to be the Roman ruins, or a jungle in Peru, as it is to be a room on campus.

  • GO LONG 2/19/2016

    It may be 196 days until ROCK football kicks off the 2016 season, but these Slippery Rock University students took advantage of a rare snow day class cancellation to get in an impromptu game on the “field” in front of the Rock Apartments. Saturday’s weather is calling for sun and 54 degrees. Is the mud bowl next?

  • SRU bassoonists, special guest, offer Feb. 23 concert 2/19/2016

    The bassoon, often called the “human voice” of instruments because of its distinctive sound, will be in the spotlight when the Slippery Rock University Bassoon Choir presents “A Concert of All Things Bassoon” at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, in Swope Music Hall.

  • SRU’s Opportunities Knocks welcomes minority students 2/19/2016

    It’s a common scenario: a high school senior opens a letter congratulating them on being been admitted to the college of their choice. Then another acceptance letter comes in from a different institution, followed by a third and a fourth – what to do, what to do?

  • SRU students attend Model NATO 2/19/2016

    Global collaborative defense simulations. They aren’t just for political science majors anymore. In fact, of the nine Slippery Rock University students that traveled with George Brown, an SRU professor of political science, to participate in the 31st Annual International Model NATO Conference Feb. 11-14 in Washington, D.C., only three fell into that category

  • Shao reappointed to defense commission 2/19/2016

    Lawrence Shao, Slippery Rock University's dean of the College of Business, has been reappointed to the West Virginia Indigent Defense Commission for a term ending June 30, 2019.

  • SKI THE ROCK 2/18/2016

    SRU students took advantage of Mother Nature’s recent “gift” to get in some skiing, snowboarding and sledding on the hill adjacent to the Ski Lodge. With temperatures predicted to hit the mid-40s tomorrow, much of the white stuff is likely to disappear.

  • DOGGONE COLD 2/18/2016

    This week’s frigid temperature and snowfall didn’t seem to bother this Chocolate Lab in the least. The dog brought his student out to play in the snow by the Slippery Rock University Ski Lodge.

  • Rock vies for international agreement A-list 2/18/2016

    One of the indexes of academic prestige is the quantity and depth of agreements a University operates with international institutions, said Brad Wilson, SRU interim provost for transformational experiences.

  • DRESSING FOR SUCCESS 2/18/2016

    Slippery Rock University helped students gain a better understanding of appropriate attire for the business world during the "Dress for Success Fashion Show" Feb. 17 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. Student models presented clothing appropriate for a number of situations, including: job interviews, corporate meetings, casual Fridays, holiday parties and workouts.

  • Disability Sports Night highlights Rec Therapy Month activities 2/18/2016

    Basketball. Volleyball. Rugby. Whether participating as part of an organized team, or in a simple “pick up” game among friends, this trio of sports provides any able-bodied person an outlet for competition, leisure and camaraderie.

  • Yeager earns honors at student symposium 2/18/2016

    Victoria Yeager, a Slippery Rock University junior from Patton, earned honorable mention in the research poster presentation category for “Relationship between Mercury Concentration and Wind Movement in the Great Lakes Region,” at Westminster College’s annual Student Symposium on the Environment.

  • SRU offers Feb. 23 ‘Soul Food Tasting’ dinner 2/17/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Black History Month program will offer a free Soul Food Tasting dinner at 6 p.m., Feb. 23, in 321 Smith Student Center. The program will provide an opportunity for students to learn about getting involved with Black Action Society, the student group sponsoring the dinner.

  • SRU, business students, offer free tax preparation 2/17/2016

    With tax season upon us, qualifying Pennsylvania residents are reminded they can get their taxes done for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Once again, Slippery Rock University is participating in the program by providing space and SRU business students trained to help clients prepare their returns.

  • SRU Police Chief Simmons applauds new jurisdiction law 2/17/2016

    Michael Simmons, Slippery Rock University police chief, said campus is more secure following the passing of Act 41, a state law that gives University Police authority to make DUI and other arrests on roads and walkways that pass through or abut campus property. Kiester, Harmony and Branchton roads are included in the new provision.

  • Sturgill named senior associate with Siegfried Group 2/17/2016

    Jessica Sturgill, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, has been named a senior associate with The Siegfried Group, LLP and assigned to the Cleveland, Ohio market.

  • SRU premieres “Moon Rabbit” dance piece 2/16/2016

    Du Yufang, a Japanese Butoh dance artist, will collaborate with Slippery Rock University dance students to offer the world premiere of “Moon Rabbit” at 9 p.m., Feb. 29, in Slippery Rock University’s West Gym Auditorium.

  • SRU students bypass sand for service during spring break 2/16/2016

    Spring break is usually the time when a young college student’s thoughts turn to sun, sand and surf.

  • WINTER WONDERLAND 2/16/2016

    Old Man Winter paid a visit to Slippery Rock University Feb. 16, dumping inches upon inches of snow across the University landscape. While creating headaches, if not backaches, for many of SRU's facilities workers tasked with snow removal, the weather did provide some wonderful scenery.

  • SNOW DAY 2/16/2016

    The heavy, wet snow that fell fast and furiously across the area may have closed the University Feb. 16, but it didn't dampen the spirits of many SRU students who took to the great outdoors to enjoy sledding, snowball fights and the building of a snowman or two.

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR 2/15/2016

    Slippery Rock University's Feb. 13 Chinese New Year Celebration included a luncheon, children's activities and live music. The free, "Year of the Monkey," program was hosted at the Slippery Rock Township Building. Chinese musicians from Ohio and Pittsburgh performed traditional Chinese music for the program, which was aimed at offering fun and support for multiculturalism, an important component of SRU's mission to educate graduates for a pluralistic world. The Chinese New Year, also known as the "Lunar New Year" or "Spring Festival," is one of the most important holidays in China.

  • SRU student-faculty researchers to visit ‘emerging’ China 2/15/2016

    Any real estate agent will tell you there are only three things that matter in property: location, location, location.

  • Pollack named assistant GM in Stockton, California 2/15/2016

    Tim Pollack, a 2009 Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management, has been named assistant general manager of the Stockton Ports minor league baseball team.

  • SRU flutists to host high school flutists 2/12/2016

    Paige Hargrave, a Slippery Rock University music therapy major from Rochester, New York, who has been playing flute since fourth grade is eager to share her enthusiasm for the instrument with younger players.

  • SRU offers Feb. 17 ‘Dress for Success’ event 2/12/2016

    In those situations when a first impression is built on appearance, the challenge of self-promotion can be daunting. That’s especially true these days when there are so many professional situations to consider, from job interviews, business casual days to even “corporate gym” events.

  • SRU history professor featured on Bowdoin College panel 2/12/2016

    Alan Levy, Slippery Rock University professor of history, was a featured speaker on a Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, panel discussing “Women, Electoral Politics and Civil Rights in America during the 1960s.”

  • WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT SRU? 2/11/2016

    The Green and White Society invited SRU students, faculty and staff to let everyone know what they love about the University Feb. 11 at the Smith Student Center. Participants had their photos taken for inclusion on a banner that will be displayed at SRU’s birthday party set for March 22.

  • SRU schedules Feb. 22 ‘Poetry Slam’ 2/11/2016

    Slippery Rock University will offer a “Poetry Slam” from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 22, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event, part of SRU’s Black History Month, will highlight black arts from a historical and cultural perspective.

  • ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ takes the stage beginning Feb. 26 2/11/2016

    Slippery Rock University theatre will stage a number of variant performances of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” beginning at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26 in the University Union.

  • ‘Year Two, Brand You’ initiative fosters sophomore growth 2/11/2016

    In a wooded environmental center 25 miles north of Slippery Rock University, an oasis has arisen where SRU sophomores attend retreats to develop their personal brand.

  • SRU instructor brings “voice” to those with disabilities 2/11/2016

    Ray Bradbury never met Kim Coffaro. But if he had, chances are the renowned author would have laid eyes upon the living embodiment of his famous quote, “Love what you do and do what you love.” For Coffaro, SRU instructor of recreational therapy, that love comes in the form of spreading awareness for, and acceptance of, those Americans living with disabilities.

  • SRU professors' artwork now on display 2/11/2016

    Abstract works from Slippery Rock University art professors Barbara Westman and Tricia Bishop are featured as part of the “Transactions: Art and Poetry Exchange” exhibition currently on display at the Spinning Plate Gallery in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU to offer Feb. 16 ‘Dangers on Black Males’ discussion 2/10/2016

    Slippery Rock University will present a “Dangers on Black Males in America” discussion at 6 p.m., Feb. 16, in 320 Smith Student Center. The event is part of SRU’s Black History Month.

  • SRU students hope to launch Women’s Business Center 2/10/2016

    A $4,289 Slippery Rock University Faculty-Student Research Grant will allow two students to develop a Women’s Business Center for the Region at SRU to research the needs of women in business and empower them for success.

  • SRU’s BFSA to host inaugural networking event 2/10/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Black Faculty and Staff Association will host its inaugural networking event beginning at noon, Feb. 13 in the Alumni House.

  • NSF digs SRU geology major’s research 2/10/2016

    Millions of years ago, one of earth's most explosive events - a "supereruption" - ejected tons of volcanic materials skyward from a vent located in the southern end of the Black Mountains of Arizona. The blast was thousands of times more powerful than the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens.

  • Piccirillo named “Person of the Year” finalist 2/10/2016

    Dean Piccirillo has been named one of four "Person of the Year" finalists by the Fort Meyers (Florida) News-Press.

  • SRU to unveil new strategic plan 2/9/2016

    Philip Way, Slippery Rock University’s provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, will present the latest iteration of the University’s new strategic plan at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 23 in the Smith Student Center ballroom.

  • SRU recreational therapy program receives $4,500 grant 2/9/2016

    Slippery Rock University has received a $4,500 grant from the U.S. President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition to give senior recreational therapy majors experience facilitating therapy programs for people 65 or older with an age-related or acquired disability.

  • SRU receives $149,519 to expand Transition Program 2/9/2016

    Slippery Rock University has received $149,519 in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor to expand student-led job-training programs for local high school and post-high school students with disabilities.

  • North Hills Magazine quotes SRU’s Snyder 2/9/2016

    John Snyder, associate director of the Slippery Rock University Office of Career Education and Development, provided an expert voice for a North Hills Monthly Magazine article about skills college graduates should present when job searching.

  • ENCOURAGING UNITY 2/8/2016

    Justin Brown, chief executive officer and president of the Diversity Awareness Program and a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate, presented "When Multicultural Competence Meets a Real Reality" Feb. 6, in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium.

  • Author, activist, to provide Feb. 16 black history keynote 2/8/2016

    Kevin Powell, a New York City-based author, speaker and humanitarian, will provide Slippery Rock University’s Black History Month keynote address at 12:30 and 7 p.m., Feb. 16, in SRU’s Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU offers Feb. 15 ‘Black Love in the Media’ discussion 2/8/2016

    Slippery Rock University will offer a "Black Love in the Media" discussion at 6 p.m., Feb. 15, in 320 Smith Student Center. The program is part of SRU's Black History Month.

  • UP ’TIL DAWN 2/8/2016

    A contingent of Slippery Rock University students stayed "Up 'til Dawn" Feb. 6 at the ARC to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event, which celebrated its 10th year, raised more than $16,000 for Memphis, Tennessee-based St. Jude, which annually treats more than 7,500 children suffering from childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Using "Cancer Never Sleeps" as the event slogan, participating students each raised $100 or more to compete in hourly activities and challenges in support of St. Jude patients.

  • SRU freshman entertains as part of holiday tour 2/8/2016

    Megan Garland, a Slippery Rock University freshman, spent part of her winter break playing trombone with the Bridgeville Brass as part of the group's Fourth Annual Holiday Tour.

  • CREATIVE COLLABORATION 2/5/2016

    “Two Masters: David C. Driskell and Curlee Holton: A Collaboration of Creativity,” is on display through Feb. 25 at SRU’s Martha Gualt Art Gallery. Holton, senior artist-in-residence for the art department at the University of Maryland, provided opening remarks to officially kickoff the University's Black History Month and President's Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity Month celebrations Feb. 2.

  • SRU student goes back to (elementary) school…with supplies 2/5/2016

    Kayla Calloway isn’t concerned with having the latest smartphone or the hottest pair of high heels on campus. Rather, the Slippery Rock University sustainable management major from Pittsburgh is more concerned with making sure her priorities are in order.

  • SRU password compliance program begins Feb. 24 2/5/2016

    When it comes to online security, authentication is key and that begins with having a proper password. As Slippery Rock University moves toward a single login, password protection becomes even more critical.

  • HEAD GAMES: SRU profs use Super Bowl as education platform 2/4/2016

    As anyone who’s ever watched the Super Bowl can attest it’s one of the most exciting spectacles in sports. The game, half-time entertainment and even the commercials have become part of a “must see” experience.

  • CAUTION: CONSTRUCTION ZONE 2/4/2016

    Renovation work continues at the former Har-Mer Elementary School in Harrisville to transform the facility into the home for Slippery Rock University’s new master of science in physician assistant studies program. Work is expected to be complete by May.

  • Rock football signs 29 recruits 2/4/2016

    The two-time defending Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion and No. 7 ranked Slippery Rock University football team made a big splash Feb. 3 by signing 29 incoming student-athletes on National Signing Day.

  • SRU’s Petray presents paper at national convention 2/4/2016

    SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Marnie Jo Petray, a Slippery Rock University English instructor, teamed with Duke University's Gail Clements to present their study, "Where Are We Now: The Status of Linguistics in Master's in TESOL and Master's in Secondary/Adult Education Language Teacher Programs"

  • SRU offers Feb. 9 ‘Black Mona Lisa’ body image discussion 2/3/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Black History Month Program will offer a discussion on body image and media portrayals of black women during “Black Mona Lisa: Black Women Body Issues” at 6 p.m., Feb. 9, in 320 Smith Student Center.

  • Coming to a YouTube near you: ‘The Classroom’ 2/3/2016

    If every picture tells a story, then every motion picture tells a series of stories – composed, lit, framed and – in the case of “The Classroom” – directed by Slippery Rock University student Dominic Civitella.

  • SRU Jazz Ensemble tunes up for CD recording 2/3/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Jazz Ensemble, comprised of 19 students, has a date with the big-D, legendary soundman Jay Dutz. In April, the group will head to the six-time Grammy winner’s Audible Images Recording studio in Pittsburgh to cut a new CD.

  • SRU criminal justice graduate program ranked in “Top 25" 2/3/2016

    Slippery Rock University's master of arts in criminal justice has been ranked among the Top 25 Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs nationally by GoGrad.org.

  • Son of SRU Hall of Famers sets national HS shot put record 2/3/2016

    Jordan Geist, a junior at Knoch High School in Saxonburg, and son of Slippery Rock University graduates Jim and Judy Geist, seems to be following in the athletic footsteps of his parents.

  • STARS LIGHT, STARS BRIGHT 2/2/2016

    A great many stars were seen above Old Main Feb. 1 by SRU student photographer Jamie Green. Green, an emerging technologies and multimedia major from Coraopolis, used a combination of 96 separate photographs to create the “star trail” effect.

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICK OFF 2/2/2016

    Curlee Holton, an internationally renowned printmaker and painter, officially kicked off Slippery Rock University's Black History Month and President's Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity Month celebrations Feb. 2. The theme for the celebrations is "Remember and Reclaim."

  • SRU awards banking services contract to PNC Bank 2/2/2016

    PNC Bank, N.A., a member of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. will continue to provide banking services to Slippery Rock University students and employees as a result of a new five-year agreement.

  • SRU issues hoverboard policy 2/2/2016

    Slippery Rock University has joined an ever-growing list of colleges and universities across the country that have banned or restricted Hoverboards on their campuses. The University cabinet passed a formal policy Feb. 1 banning such devices from being used, charged or stored on campus.

  • What would Darwin say? Find out Feb. 11 2/2/2016

    “On the Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin is the book that challenged the way we think about the world and the evolution of the species. The English naturalist’s influence will be explored at Slippery Rock University Feb 11 when Patrick Burkhart, professor of geography, geology, presents a “Darwin’s Day” lecture at 7:30 p.m., in the Smith Student Center Theater.

  • SRU’s Jordan Grady nominated for community service award 2/2/2016

    Jordan Grady, a member of the SRU men's basketball team, has been nominated for the National Association of Basketball Coaches' 2016 Allstate Good Works Team award.

  • Justin Brown, SRU ’11, to present diversity leadership workshop 2/1/2016

    Justin Brown, chief executive officer and president of the Diversity Awareness Program and a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate, will present “When Multicultural Competence Meets a Real Reality” at 1 p.m., Feb. 6, in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium.

  • Teacher shortages, assessment anxiety, spur SRU to action 2/1/2016

    In Pennsylvania and across much of the nation, school districts are struggling to find full-time teachers and substitutes, especially in grades 7-12 special education, foreign languages, math and science. The shortage may indicate a looming trend of teacher shortages in other disciplines, said Keith Dils, Slippery Rock University dean of the College of Education.

  • Student group offers Feb. 2 human trafficking presentation 2/1/2016

    The Project to End Human Trafficking student group at Slippery Rock University will offer insights into modern slavery when it presents “Valentine’s Day is Not Always About Love” at 7 p.m., Feb. 2, in 105 Vincent Science Center.

  • SRU alumnus elected to New Jersey school board 2/1/2016

    Charles "Skip" Shanley, a 1987 Slippery Rock University graduate who earned a bachelor's of science degree in business administration, was recently elected to the Florham Park (New Jersey) Board of Education.

  • SRU dance students, professor ‘Scan Horizon’ 1/29/2016

    More than 50 Slippery Rock University dance students will present “Scanning the Horizon” Feb. 6, performing their own choreography and the premier of “1,500 Miles to Budapest,” a dance in honor of Syrian refugees.

  • SRU launches new virtual tour 1/29/2016

    The opportunity for students to visualize where they will attend class, live and study is an important piece in the search for the right school. In fact, studies have shown that students who visit a university campus are twice as likely to enroll as students who do not visit.

  • At SRU, volunteering is in our DNA 1/29/2016

    When it comes to lending a hand and helping out fellow humans, animals in distress or a nation reeling from a natural disaster, the rest of the country has nothing on the students of Slippery Rock University.

  • Regan punches ticket to Olympic Trials 1/29/2016

    Former Slippery Rock University distance running standout Patrick Reagan became the second SRU cross country and track and field alumnus to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

  • College Republicans at SRU offer Feb. 4 ‘NRA U’ seminar 1/28/2016

    Lexy Higgins, National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action grass roots assistant manager, will present a seminar on the NRA, the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and the gun debate at 7 p.m., Feb. 4, in the Slippery Rock University Smith Student Center Theater.

  • SRU invites preschoolers to get moving 1/28/2016

    Parents of children ages 3-5 are being offered a free movement activities program titled “Moving Concepts,” taught by Marybeth Miller, SRU associate professor of physical and health education.

  • Suicide watch: SRU provides outlets for prevention and outreach 1/28/2016

    As it has since the 1950s, suicide remains the second leading cause of death among college students with more than 1,000 reported cases each year.

  • Hansen-Turton named chief operating officer at PHMC 1/28/2016

    Tine Hansen-Turton, a 1992 Slippery Rock University graduate who majored in political science, was recently promoted to chief operating officer at Philadelphia-based Public Health Management Corporation.

  • SRU students build cottages; provide services for Jamaican special needs residents 1/27/2016

    Nine Slippery Rock University students and an alumna teamed with local volunteers over winter break to help construct cottages for adult special needs residents in Moneague, Jamaica.

  • SRU student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester 1/27/2016

    Daniel Petrelli, a Slippery Rock University junior political science major from Oakdale, is working for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • Winter session enrollment sets new record 1/27/2016

    Enrollment for Slippery Rock University’s 2015 winter session continued its upward climb, posting a 7.2 percent increase from 2014 figures.

  • Martin named Super Region One Defensive Player of the Year 1/27/2016

    Slippery Rock University's Marcus Martin has been named the Super Region One Defensive Football Player of the Year.

  • SRU opens black history, diversity month programs Feb. 2 1/26/2016

    Curlee Holton, an internationally renowned printmaker and painter, will offer opening remarks at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 2 to officially kickoff Slippery Rock University's Black History Month and President's Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity Month celebrations. The opening ceremony will be in the Smith Student Center Theatre. The theme for the celebrations is "Remember and Reclaim."

  • SRU stages Feb. 2-25 African American art exhibit 1/26/2016

    African-American art, including drawings, etching and lithographs, will be exhibited Feb. 2-25 when Slippery Rock University presents “A Collaboration of Creativity, Two Masters: David C. Driskell Master Artist and Curlee R. Holton Master Printmaker” at SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • SRU President’s Commission offers February Race and Ethnic Diversity programs 1/26/2016

    It is always a good idea to have conversions about race and diversity to bridge cultural gaps and promote unity, says Christine Pease-Hernandez, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of communication.

  • SRU hosts reception for ‘Polish Poster School’ exhibit 1/26/2016

    A reception for Slippery Rock University’s “Polish Poster School” exhibit is at 4:30 p.m., today, in SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery in Maltby Center. The exhibit showcasing posters designed by Polish artists for display in Polish theatres continues through Jan. 28.

  • Annual ‘White Out’ set for Feb. 3 1/26/2016

    Slippery Rock University basketball’s annual "White Out" night will happen Feb. 3 at Morrow Field House when both the women’s and men’s team take on Edinboro University. Tip off for the women’s game is 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.

  • ’02 graduate becomes county commissioner 1/26/2016

    Jason Renshaw, a 2002 Slippery Rock University safety management major, has been elected Armstrong County Commissioner.

  • SRU’s Feb. 13 Chinese New Year celebration offers food, fun 1/25/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Feb. 13 Chinese New Year Celebration will include a luncheon, children activities and live music. The free, “Year of the Monkey” program will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Slippery Rock Township Building located at 155 Branchton Road.

  • SRU prepares to celebrate Black History Month 1/25/2016

    Organizers of Slippery Rock University’s Black History Month program in February hope it will help participants and the community “Remember and Reclaim,” the people, issues and ideals of black history. The program will explore the echoes of past Civil Rights accomplishments while offering insight into issues still being felt across the country, such as police brutality against blacks, media profiling and economic inequality.

  • SRU students staying ‘Up ‘til Dawn’ to support St. Jude 1/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University students often find themselves awake long after most of us have already turned in for the night. Whether it’s cramming for a big test or working on a research paper, burning the midnight oil is commonplace across the University campus.

  • SRU’s new master’s programs get board of governors’ approval 1/22/2016

    The board of governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today approved Slippery Rock University's request to begin offering four new master’s degree programs: a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, a Master of Science in Health Informatics, a Master of Science in Athletic Training and a Master of Music Therapy.

  • BOG names Fiorentino interim president for West Chester University 1/22/2016

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today appointed Christopher Fiorentino, vice president for external operations at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, to serve as the university’s interim president effective April 1.

  • SRU mathematics majors attend national conference 1/22/2016

    Seven Slippery Rock University mathematics majors recently travelled to Seattle to participate in the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting, where they explored numbers theory, differential equations and experienced "Mathematically Bent Theater."

  • Benford sets weightlifting record 1/22/2016

    Garry Benford, who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Slippery Rock University, including a master of science in exercise science and sports medicine in 1979, recently set a new International Powerlifting Association record with a press of 425 pounds.

  • State System takes lead in aligning programs with employers’ needs 1/21/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has taken a lead role in meeting the Commonwealth’s growing demand for a more-educated citizenry, increasing the number of bachelor’s degrees its universities are awarding while aligning its academic programming with the specific needs of employers.

  • Winter weather can make many ‘SAD’ 1/21/2016

    When the snow falls, many people can hardly wait to hit the slopes, jump on a snowmobile or fashion a snowman in the front yard.

  • BEWARE: Some fitness devices miscalculate progress 1/21/2016

    Now that the holidays are over, many people are looking to shed a few pounds by dieting and kick starting a fitness regimen. Lots of folks begin with daily walks and the purchase of a physical activity-tracking device such as a pedometer or accelerometer to track steps and calories expended. Research by academics, including Kim Smith, SRU associate professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, show that most wearable fitness-tracking devices provide an accurate step count. But many commercially available pedometers do not accurately estimate calorie burning as measured by the kilocalorie (kcal) method.

  • Mraz scholarship created in memory of former professor 1/21/2016

    Sue Mraz, wife of the late Mark Mraz, who served as an assistant professor of education at Slippery Rock University from 2002-2014, has created and endowed a $25,000 scholarship in his honor.

  • Taking the ‘work’ out of a winter workout 1/20/2016

    Old Man Winter might play havoc with your driving and dry skin, but the arrival of the “fluffy white stuff” and cold temperatures can also open up a whole new world of adventures.

  • SRU recreational therapy professors receive grant 1/20/2016

    Experts agree that chronic stress, without relief, can contribute to both physical and mental health issues such as a suppressed immune system, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, diabetes, depression and anxiety.

  • Roach named IUP interim athletic director 1/20/2016

    Steve Roach, who earned a master's degree in sports management from Slippery Rock University in 2005, was appointed to serve as the interim athletic director at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His appointment was effective Jan. 10.

  • Music education majors tune up preschool research 1/19/2016

    Four Slippery Rock University music education majors have received a $500 SRU research grant to study how music education helps young children develop hand-eye coordination, pre-reading and social skills.

  • SNOW KIDDING 1/19/2016

    With jam-packed schedules, including classes, work and extracurricular activities, it’s not unusual to see students sprinting across campus. It’s also common to see them focused on their smart phones, sending and fielding text messages on their travels.

  • '09 graduate earn dance role in 'Mystic India' 1/19/2016

    Jillian Peterson, a 2009 Slippery Rock University dance graduate, has been hired to be a dancer in "Mystic India: The World Tour."

  • SRU students schedule MLK Jr. Holiday day of service 1/18/2016

    A group of Slippery Rock University students will observe today’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday by assembling wooden modules to be used to construct handicapped access ramps for homes in the New Castle area.

  • SRU’s online elementary-ed program earns ‘Top 20’ honor 1/15/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s online master of education in elementary education program has been named one of the Top 20 Online Master’s of Elementary Education Degree Programs in the country by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com.

  • Area students compete in academic games 1/14/2016

    More than 500 students representing 27 school districts, as well as nonpublic, charter and career and technical schools from throughout Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties, attended the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Academic Games Jan. 12 and 14 at Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center.

  • SRU nonprofit contingent attends leadership institute 1/14/2016

    A group of 10 Slippery Rock University nonprofit majors attended the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s annual Alliance Management Institute, Jan. 3-6, in Houston, Texas.

  • CREATING A SAFE ZONE 1/14/2016

    Slippery Rock University's Jan. 14 Safe Zone training provided faculty, staff and students an opportunity to become an ally for those with an alternative sexual orientation or gender identity. The workshop provided training for those seeking to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) students and peers, as well as information about the LGBTQI community, including terms, definition and struggles. Presenters provided tips for becoming an ally and offering referrals for professional help.

  • Safe Zone training supports LGBTQI community 1/12/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Jan. 14 Safe Zone training will give faculty, staff and select students an opportunity to become an ally for those with an alternative sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • New season of “Infinite Opportunities” premieres Jan. 17 1/11/2016

    “Infinite Opportunities,” a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities, will premiere its second season 9:30 a.m., Jan. 17 on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

  • Professor Protégé Program fosters freshmen success 1/11/2016

    When Aubrey Grazier was a high school senior exploring college options, she admits to feeling anxious about the academic challenges of higher education.

  • SRU’s traditions connect generations of students 1/8/2016

    Although many things have changed since the founding of Slippery Rock State Normal College back in 1889 (including our name), there are several things that have stood the test of time and connect past, present and future students. These rituals and observances, our timeless traditions, help define the culture of the campus and the Slippery Rock University family.

  • SRU’s McCollin collects ‘Eyes4Africa’ 1/7/2016

    Many college professors take time off during the holidays to recoup from the fall semester and prepare for the next term. Slippery Rock University’s Michelle McCollin used her time differently. The associate professor of special education caught a flight to Nigeria to deliver prescription eyeglasses and re-connect with the country she calls her “natal home.”

  • SRU students give University high marks 1/6/2016

    Slippery Rock University students consistently rate their experience at the University higher than do students attending peer institutions, according to the latest report from the National Survey of Student Engagement. The NSSE survey obtains information from hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The 2015 report details results from more than 315,000 first-year and senior students attending 541 U.S. institutions in spring 2015.

  • LSSU releases 41st annual list of banished words 1/4/2016

    So, if the wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University get their way, this is the last time a story lead like this will ever make it into print or broadcast.

  • Physical therapy students experience China 1/4/2016

    China. The ancient country is transforming much of the world, including the lives of three Slippery Rock University doctor of physical therapy students who recently completed a two-week teaching and service experience in Beijing.

  • SRU’s Gateway graduates get “second chance” to succeed 12/22/2015

    A “second chance” enrollment program has paid off: Nine high school graduates who were not initially admitted to Slippery Rock University have been accepted as full-time undergraduates for the spring semester after successfully completing SRU’s new Gateway Program.

  • SRU mourns the passing of DiSpirito 12/21/2015

    Slippery Rock University, the football program and the athletic department mourn the loss of former Rock head football coach and SRU faculty member Bob DiSpirito, who passed away Dec. 21.

  • Helpful tips to capture better holiday images 12/18/2015

    Whether your holiday gift list includes a new smart phone with camera, a digital SLR camera, GoPro, Drone cam or even the new “retro” Polaroid Socialmatic Instant Digital Camera you’re not alone.

  • SRU named among the 14 most improved public colleges in the U.S. by MONEY 12/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University was named by MONEY as one of the 14 most improved public colleges in the U.S. in rankings released Dec. 17.

  • Slippery Rock names Lutz head football coach 12/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University president Cheryl Norton and athletic director Paul Lueken announced Friday that longtime Rock defensive coordinator Shawn Lutz has been named the next head coach of the storied Slippery Rock football program.

  • Happy Holidays from SRU 12/17/2015

    During this Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who believed Slippery Rock University could accomplish great things and who helped to make our many successes possible.

  • Student with eyesight disability demonstrates great vision 12/16/2015

    Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision.” There is plenty of vision at Slippery Rock University. You don’t have to look any further than Callahan Young, a recreational therapy major from Irwin who is legally blind, to see that sight and vision are entirely different things. The young man is succeeding as a student and athlete, serving as president of the Goalball Club team at SRU and training for a bid to the Paralympic team.

  • Holtz earns national communication honor 12/15/2015

    The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honored Slippery Rock University director of athletic communication Jon Holtz with the Division II national Excellence in Communications Award for the sport of cross country when the annual awards where announced Dec. 15.

  • Senate confirms three new members to State System's Board of Governors 12/14/2015

    The state Senate has confirmed the nominations of three new members to the board that oversees the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • Good students can make the ‘Best Buddies’ 12/14/2015

    When Emily Reed, a non-profit management major from Erie, graduates from Slippery Rock University in spring 2016, she may be holding on to her degree, but she’ll be letting go of a large group of friends, including Steven Keck.

  • WINTER GRADUATION CELEBRATION 12/14/2015

    Family, friends and graduating seniors came together at Slippery Rock University's Winter Commencement Ceremony Dec. 12 in Morrow Field House. It was a time of reflection and exhilaration as years of study and hard work culminated in the acquisition of degrees for hundreds of newly minted SRU alumni. GO ROCK!

  • We have a cap for that 12/14/2015

    Commencement is a time to celebrate educational achievements. So why would anyone want to be saddled with a plain, run-of-the-mill graduation cap? Not to worry, there was no shortage of rhinestones, jewels, paint and colors at SRU’s Winter Commencement Ceremony Dec. 12 in Morrow Field House. Decorating the 10-inch by 10-inch mortarboards has long been a tradition at gradations and as evidenced by our gallery, it’s not likely one that will fade away soon.

  • Just call her “Doctor” Wilma 12/12/2015

    After 57 years at Slippery Rock University, Wilma Cavill, assistant professor in safety management, would be the first to tell you that nothing much surprises her anymore. Today she got the surprise of her life.

  • WINTER COMMENCEMENT 2015 12/12/2015

    The weather was unseasonably perfect, the words delivered to the graduates inspiring and the smiles, laughter and tears telling. Commencement ceremonies for the December 2015 graduates had arrived at Slippery Rock University as parents, siblings and friends joined the graduates for a culminating celebration of hard work and dedication at Morrow Field House Dec. 12.

  • SRU professors win grant to study stress-reduction therapy 12/11/2015

    No one has to convince Slippery Rock University recreational therapy faculty that laughter, animal-assisted therapy and stress-management are good medicine.

  • SRU alumna wins Fitness America Competition 12/11/2015

    Aubrey Worek, a 2002 Slippery Rock University exercise science graduate, represented the United States and was one of two Americans to place in the Top 5 at the 2015 Fitness America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Students draft Grove City Outlets sustainability plan 12/10/2015

    When the Grove City Premium Outlets, a 70-acre shopping mall with 6 million visitors a year, needed help in evaluating their sustainability efforts, they turned to Slippery Rock University.

  • CRAMMING FOR FINALS 12/10/2015

    There's some serious studying going on across campus this week. Hmm, what could have brought that on? Oh, yes, final exams. With crunch time here and winter break just around the corner, SRU students have been busy cramming every last bit of knowledge into their brains. From Old Main to Bailey Library and all points in between, bodies, books and laptops have been everywhere. Good luck to everyone.

  • Former Rock pitcher pens professional baseball contract 12/10/2015

    John Kovalik, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate, has signed a contract to pitch for the Gary South Shore RailCats in 2016

  • Board of Governors appoints Werner interim president for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 12/9/2015

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today appointed David Werner, chancellor emeritus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, to serve as interim president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 19.

  • SRU expands ethics education, competition opportunities 12/9/2015

    Slippery Rock University is offering students new opportunities to learn about ethics, the study of right and wrong, and compete in ethics competitions, both on campus and in national tournaments.

  • George Mihalik announces retirement 12/9/2015

    After devoting 44 years of his life to Slippery Rock University as a student-athlete, football coach and professor, Dr. George Mihalik announced Dec. 9 that the 2015 Rock football season was his last. Mihalik will retire from coaching and teaching, effective Jan. 15, 2016

  • SRU business students place 40th in worldwide competition 12/9/2015

    Four Slippery Rock University students have placed 40th worldwide in in the final overall score in the GLO-BUS business strategy competition.

  • Students spread holiday cheer through window decorations 12/8/2015

    If you haven’t started your holiday window decorating yet, you don’t need to visit New York City or sing, “Let it Snow” for inspiration – just take a stroll by the Slippery Rock University mailroom in the Stores Building 1.

  • Paws-ing to relax 12/8/2015

    Final exams can be one of, if not the most, stressful time in a student’s life. After spending months dedicated to learning this formula, that hypothesis or memorizing other molecular structures, success or failure can hang on a single essay question.

  • Home for the holidays: Bliss or bust? 12/8/2015

    Being back home for the holidays can seem like a breath of fresh air for both college students and their parents. For students, thoughts of mom’s meatloaf and being curled up in their own bed can make for warm and fuzzy moments following the stress of final exams.

  • Thangiah chairs conference session 12/8/2015

    Sam Thangiah, Slippery Rock University professor of computer science, was selected to chair a session at the INFORMS 2015 Conference in Philadelphia.

  • Like uncle, like niece: same degree, same gown 12/7/2015

    When Susan Turek, a Slippery Rock University safety management major from Grove City, graduates Dec. 12, she will once again be on the same wavelength as her uncle, John Turek, a 1989 safety management graduate.

  • SRU prepares for Dec. 12 winter commencement 12/7/2015

    Graduation. For many it’s the unofficial sign that they’ve become an adult and are entering the real world.

  • Former business student cooks up new career 12/7/2015

    Slippery Rock University's Jonathan Stutzman has a recipe for success – follow your passion.

  • SRU trustees honor Cavill, approve programs 12/4/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees concluded two days of discussions and presentations Dec. 4 by authorizing the University to send four new academic programs forward to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s board of governors for approval.

  • SRU Trustees send quartet of programs to BOG for approval 12/4/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees voted to advance four new degree programs to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • Tips to beat final exam stress 12/4/2015

    Final exams. They are the crescendo to a semester of learning and oftentimes a student’s greatest source of stress.

  • SRU’s Pitluga directs, grows College Art Conference 12/4/2015

    Kurt Pitluga, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of art, recently directed the Southeastern College Art Conference and helped grow the conference to the second largest art conference in the nation.

  • Rock undergraduate experiences Israel pilgrimage 12/3/2015

    The pilgrim, Slippery Rock University undergraduate Alanna Leipold, stood at the Western Wall in Old City Jerusalem. She looked up at the huge, ancient stones – the last remnant of the second Jewish Temple – and marveled at the grandeur.

  • PRE-KWANZAA CELEBRATION 12/3/2015

    The Black Action Society hosted a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 1 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event included education about the seven principles of Kwanzaa, how those lead into the preparation for the New Year and poetry readings based on each principle, African drummers and dancers and soul food offerings. Kwanzaa is celebrated Dec. 26-31.

  • SWAP DON'T SHOP 12/3/2015

    Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff who want to support St Jude Children's Research Hospital and contribute to sustainability can do so by participating in SRU's "Swap Don't Shop" clothes exchange from noon to 2 p.m., Dec. 3, in 321 Smith Student Center.

  • HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD 12/3/2015

    Multicultural Development and the President's Commission on Race & Ethnic Diversity co-sponsored "Holidays Around the World" Dec. 3. Various SRU student organizations displayed facts and food, and staged activities related to a variety of holidays from around the world. Music, games and a special performance from the American Sign Language Club were also offered.

  • SRU alumnus heads Emergency/Surgical Services at ELCH 12/3/2015

    Todd Morando, a Slippery Rock University 1999 bachelor’s of science in nursing graduate, has been named director of the Emergency and Surgical Services departments at East Liverpool City Hospital in in East Liverpool, Ohio.

  • SRU earns national recognition for improved graduation rates 12/2/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of the top 15 universities in the country for having shown vast improvements in completion rates for all students over the last decade and particularly it’s success in increasing graduation rates for underrepresented students (African-American, Latino and Native American) and decreasing the gap in completion rates between underrepresented and white students.

  • Burkhart creates webinar for Geo Society of America 12/2/2015

    Patrick Burkhart, Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and the environment, spearheaded the recording of a webinar, "Savor the Cryosphere," at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.

  • Winter’s coming: Here’s what happens at SRU when the snow flies 12/1/2015

    The bad news for Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff is that the University is sure to get hit with at least one of winter’s “snow dumps.” The good news is that there is a plan for how the University deals with such weather events.

  • SRU senior art majors exhibit work 12/1/2015

    Seven Slippery Rock University senior art majors are displaying their work, including fiber, multimedia and sculpture, during SRU’s series of senior exhibitions now through Dec. 11 in the Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • HOLIDAY TUNES 12/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University students from the trumpet and flute studios livened up the lunch hour in the Smith Student Center Dec. 1 with renditions of classic holiday tunes including "Let It Snow," "White Christmas," and "Frosty the Snowman." This is the second year in a row that the two groups have partnered on the project.

  • PROJECT ELF 12/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University’ University Program Board teamed with the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership to host the University’s annual Season of Giving/Project Christmas Elf program Dec. 1 at Smith Student Center. As part of the program, various student groups, faculty and staff collected toys and clothing for children and families in need in Butler County, as well as handmade animal blankets for the Humane Society. The Project Elf program was started in 1989 as part of SRU's centennial celebration.

  • ‘Swap Don’t Shop’ clothes drive supports St. Jude 12/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff who want to support St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and contribute to sustainability can do so by participating in SRU’s “Swap Don’t Shop” clothes exchange from noon to 2 p.m., Dec. 3, in 321 Smith Student Center.

  • SRU Trustees meetings slated for Dec. 3-4 12/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees will meet Dec. 3-4. Dec. 3 meeting are in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center and the Dec. 4 meetings are in Room 321. The meetings are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members who would like to attend.

  • WORLD AIDS DAY 12/1/2015

    The Slippery Rock University HOPE (Healthy Outreach Through Peer Education) Peer Educators hosted an informational program in conjunction with World AIDs Day Dec. 1 in the Smith Student Center's commuter lounge. World Aids Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. This marks the second year that HOPE has spearheaded a collaborative educational event in conjunction with World AIDs Day, however the group has been providing some education and awareness in recognition of the event for the past eight years.

  • Exercise science majors win fitness challenge 12/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University exercise science majors Maria Darling of Freedom, New York, Caleb Kiess of Williamsport, Ryan Matisko of Springdale and Katie Platt of Mercer recently won the Fitness Challenge Competition at The American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter conference.

  • SRU’s 2016 CareBreaks offer animal intervention, relief work 11/30/2015

    Slippery Rock University students looking for opportunities to spend their spring break helping others, even animals, will have plenty to choose from in 2016. The Spring 2016 CareBreaks community service programs will include options to work with a tiger rescue agency, care for chimpanzees and other animals, provide flood cleanup and promote sustainability in an urban environment.

  • SRU to offer ‘ISIS Q&A’ Dec. 3 11/30/2015

    Slippery Rock University will offer an “ISIS Question and Answer” session for those seeking more information about the group at 12:30 p.m., Dec. 3, in 114 Spotts World Culture Building.

  • Smith featured on NPR’s “Climate Connections” 11/30/2015

    Langdon Smith, professor of geography, geology and the environment at Slippery Rock University, was featured today on National Public Radio’s “Climate Connections.”

  • SRU Dance Theatre to present Dec. 5-6 Fall Concert 11/25/2015

    Slippery Rock University Dance Theatre's Fall Concert will present choreography and performance in a variety of styles by more than 20 dance majors and a classical Indian dance by Jaya Mani, instructor of dance.

  • SRU physical and health education majors earn honors 11/25/2015

    Joseph Hritz and Jonathan Fouts, Slippery Rock University physical and health education majors from Mentor, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, were honored with awards and appointments at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • Hersperger featured for using social media to recruit students 11/25/2015

    Kayla Hersperger, online and design communication specialist for enrollment services at Slippery Rock University, was recently featured in an online column by Christine Birkner, features editor for Marketing News and Marketing News Weekly, about her success in leading the University’s efforts to utilize social media to recruit students.

  • SRU student’s videography business takes flight 11/24/2015

    There are two ways of looking at how Jake Paterline got into the aerial photography business.

  • COE receives NCATE continuing accreditation 11/24/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s College of Education has received a seven-year continuation of its accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

  • PCDI symposium helps raise awareness of disability issues 11/24/2015

    The inaugural President’s Commission for Disability Issues (PCDI) Disability Symposium took place Nov. 24 in the Smith Student Center as part of the 2015-2016 SRU Diversity and Inclusion Series. The event was designed to facilitate professional development, advocacy and awareness for SRU students and faculty in fields of study related to disability.

  • State System’s ‘Student Success Network’ lives up to its name 11/24/2015

    Nothing should matter more to a college or university than ensuring its students succeed—academically and in their lives.

  • '14 graduate presents research in China 11/24/2015

    Daniel Arnett, a 2014 Slippery Rock University computer science graduate, recently presented at the World Economic Forum New Champions Summit in Dalian, China.

  • Marine Corps Reserve seeks Toys for Tots donations 11/23/2015

    Dennis Johnston, equipment operator for Slippery Rock University facilities and grounds, has a special place in his heart for all children, but especially those who come from under-resourced homes and who face the prospect of a Christmas without hope. That’s one of the reasons that he’s so passionate about the annual Toys for Tots program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve.

  • SRU says “Adios,” “auf wiedersehen,” “totsiens” to Frigot 11/23/2015

    Pam Frigot, Slippery Rock University director of Global Engagement, has announced her Dec. 25 retirement, closing a 34-year career during which she has more than doubled the size of the international program.

  • Sail project charts new course 11/23/2015

    Two Slippery Rock University faculty, an art and a physics professor, have united their passion for sailing and charted a new course for combining their disciplines.

  • BOUND FOR THE NEXT ROUND 11/23/2015

    The Slippery Rock University football team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs courtesy of a 40-21 victory over Virginia Union University Nov. 21 at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

  • 2011 graduate heads Aruba Paralympic Committee 11/23/2015

    Shardea Croes, a 2011 Slippery Rock University exercise science graduate and former outfielder for the SRU softball team, has been named president of the Aruba Paralympic Committee.

  • Should we be in a twit over social media writing? 11/20/2015

    Believe it or not, there was once a time in which there was not a computer on every lap and a smartphone in every hand.

  • SRU student musicians to offer holiday swing dance 11/20/2015

    The Slippery Rock University Brass Ensemble will offer a fundraising holiday swing dance from 4-8 p.m., Dec. 6, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. Students organized the event to raise funds to support music student recruitment, take music to local schools and demonstrate the importance of continuing music after high school.

  • Tucker named finalist for Upshaw Award 11/20/2015

    For the second straight year Slippery Rock University offensive lineman Cory Tucker has been named one of eight national finalists for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award, as announced Thursday in a release from the Manheim Touchdown Club.

  • Mihalik named 2015 PSAC Western Division Coach of the Year 11/20/2015

    Slippery Rock University football defensive end Marcus Martin was named Defensive Player of the Year and 12 SRU players were honored Thursday when the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced the All-PSAC Western Division team for the 2015 season.

  • SRU lands 12 on 2015 All-PSAC football team 11/20/2015

    Slippery Rock University football defensive end Marcus Martin was named Defensive Player of the Year and 12 SRU players were honored Thursday when the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced the All-PSAC Western Division team for the 2015 season.

  • Greene named Harlon Hill candidate 11/20/2015

    Slippery Rock University running back Shamar Greene, a junior from Duquesne, was announced today as one of 38 candidates for the 2015 Harlon Hill Trophy, which is awarded to the best Division II football player in the nation.

  • SRU’s RSS feed enhances news distribution 11/20/2015

    Slippery Rock University has added a Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed to its website, giving constituents automated updates on news content posted by the Office of University Communication and Public Affairs.

  • Students to stage “The Old Man and the Thief” Dec. 2, 7 11/19/2015

    Slippery Rock University Opera Theatre students will present the opera “The Old Man and the Thief” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2 and 7, in Swope Recital Hall. The storyline explores cultural hypocrisy.

  • Marching Pride tunes up for tournament 11/19/2015

    Come Saturday, rain or shine, students in the Slippery Rock University Marching Pride will button their uniforms, straighten their shakos and mentally run through their sets, all in preparation for their halftime performance when SRU football hosts Virginia Union in a first-round NCAA Division II tournament game.

  • SRU safety degree earns Top 20 national ranking 11/19/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named as the No. 20 best value occupational safety degree program in the United States by collegevaluesonline.com.

  • SRU peer educators plan World AIDs day program 11/19/2015

    The Slippery Rock University HOPE (Healthy Outreach Through Peer Education) Peer Educators will host an informational program in conjunction with World AIDs Day Dec. 1 from noon-2 p.m. in the Smith Student Center’s commuter lounge.

  • Mathematics majors capture Judges Choice Award 11/19/2015

    Four Slippery Rock University mathematics majors recently won the Judges' Choice Award for most creative entries in the Mathematical Association of America's MathFest scavenger hunt.

  • SRU offers Nov. 19 Great American Smokeout program 11/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University Student Health Services will do its part to stamp out smoking, including hookah and electronic cigarette use, by offering an education program as part of the Nov. 19 Great American Smokeout.

  • SRU Flute Ensemble offers Nov. 21 concert 11/18/2015

    The Slippery Rock University Flute Ensemble will perform “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “Stone Suite” and several other songs during a 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21, concert in SRU’s Swope Recital Hall. Four students will present solos.

  • SRU student vocalists capture seven awards 11/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University voice majors won or placed in every category in which they competed at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Tri-State Chapter Student Competition.

  • TOURNAMENT BOUND 11/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University students lined up this morning at the University Bookstore to receive one of 500 free tickets to Saturday’s NCAA Division II football game between SRU and Virginia Union. The Student Government Association sponsored the free tickets. Those not lucky, or early, enough to get a free ticket may purchase tickets at the gate.

  • Recreational therapy major receives valor scholarship 11/18/2015

    Calahan Young, a Slippery Rock University recreational therapy major from Irwin, has received a $500 Valor Achievement Award Scholarship from The I C YOU Foundation.

  • Thinking beyond and below Earth’s oceans 11/17/2015

    Dec. 17, one of the most anticipated movies of all time will open in theatres across the country when “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” arrives to what will surely be the delight of millions.

  • SRU to present Dec. 4 ‘Holiday Nights and Days’ 11/17/2015

    Kevin Spirtas, a singer and actor whose roles include Dr. Craig Wesley on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives,” will present “Holiday Nights and Days Starring Kevin Spirtas” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4, in Slippery Rock University’s University Union.

  • Nov. 19 lecture covers Magna Carta’s impact on women 11/17/2015

    Linda Mitchell, professor of history at the University of Missouri/Kansas City, will present “Wives Disparagement, Windows’ Dower and Heiress Relief: Investigating Magna Carta’s Impact on Medieval Women” at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 19, in Slippery Rock University’s 116 Vincent Center.

  • PUNCHING THEIR TICKET 11/17/2015

    The Slippery Rock University football team gathered together to learn that they had received a bid to compete in the NCAA Division II national playoffs for the third straight year when the 28-team playoff field was unveiled Sunday. SRU (10-1) earned the No. 2 seed in Super Region One and the right to host a home playoff game for the first time since 1999. The No. 2 seed is the highest for SRU since the 1999 season.

  • HOLDING VIGIL 11/17/2015

    Students from Slippery Rock University’s French Club staged a candlelight vigil at the SGA Gazebo Monday to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks that occurred Friday, Nov. 13. SRU students read aloud from first-person accounts of those caught in the attacks and lit luminaries along the quad. Six separate attacks were carried out across Paris, leaving at least 129 dead.

  • RACE TO ANYPLACE 11/17/2015

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Race to Anyplace” stationary bike race took place Nov. 14, 4-10 p.m. at the ARC. A total of 31 university-based and public teams, comprised of 8-10 persons, took part, raising an estimated $30,000 in the fight against leukemia and lymphoma. Team Lambert 2, riding in memory of family member Nathan Lambert who died from leukemia, raised the most money with more than $1,800. The triathlon and swim clubs at SRU combined team biked the longest distance pedaling more than 300 miles.

  • Rock grad assumes Pittsburgh charter school post 11/17/2015

    Candace Robick, a 2004 education and 2007 special education Slippery Rock University graduate, has been named assistant principal at the Urban Pathways 5K College Charter School in Pittsburgh.

  • Fall Commencement guest ticket pickup Nov. 18-24 11/16/2015

    Guest tickets for Slippery Rock University’s Dec. 12 Fall Commencement may be picked up by graduating seniors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 18-24, in the Office of Communication and Public Affairs, 201 Old Main. A special Saturday distribution is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 21

  • Nov. 17 ‘Backpacks to Briefcases’ provides job connections 11/16/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Nov. 17 “Backpacks to Briefcases” program will provide students an opportunity to network with 45 successful alumni who work for Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young consulting, PNC Bank and other companies.

  • 2011 fine arts graduate wins International Sculpture Award 11/16/2015

    Trevor King, a 2011 Slippery Rock University bachelor of fine arts graduate, has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center.

  • Living life in the (residential) village 11/13/2015

    Ask freshman Luke Fabiskiak, an exploratory student from Pittsburgh, why he chose to attend Slippery Rock University and you’ll hear the usual responses – the University offers a variety of majors, is in a great location and the people are friendly. But what really sealed the deal for him were the residential suites.

  • SRU elementary and special education programs ranked among the best nationally 11/13/2015

    Score four wins for Slippery Rock University’s College of Education. Its elementary education program has been ranked among the Top 20 Elementary Education Schools nationally and among the Top 10 Elementary Education Schools in Pennsylvania, and the college was named as The Top Special Education School in Pennsylvania and among the Top 25 Special Education Schools nationally by Best-Education-Schools.com.

  • Johnson provides expertise on women scientists 11/13/2015

    Patsy Ann Johnson, a retired Slippery Rock University professor of secondary education, provided an expert voice for a Real Business.com article about women in science throughout history.

  • COLORFUL LEARNING 11/12/2015

    SRU students from Basic Painting 106 installed their version of a Cezanne landscape in the hallway of the Art Building Nov. 10 and 12. Cezanne (1839-1906) was a French artist whose often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of color and small brushstrokes to form complex fields.

  • COUNTDOWN IS ON 11/12/2015

    The Slippery Rock University SGA Bookstore hosted a Graduation Fair Nov. 12 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom for all undergraduate and graduate students who applied to graduate at SRU’s Dec. 12 commencement ceremony.

  • Graduate student wins Grady writing award 11/12/2015

    Jeannene Jones, a Slippery Rock University student affairs in higher education graduate student from San Diego, California, recently won the Grady and Mary Roberts Student Writing Award at the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association Conference.

  • VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION 11/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University marked Veterans Day with a pair of events on Wednesday, beginning with a breakfast in honor and remembrance of our military veterans, sponsored by the Veterans Center. The Veterans Day Ceremony followed with Army Capt. Joseph Barrow, an SRU assistant professor of military science, being awarded the Purple Heart for a combat wound he received in Afghanistan in 2013.

  • SRU criminology and criminal justice program ranked in “Top 50” 11/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s criminology and criminal justice program has been ranked among the Top 50 Best Value Criminal Justice Programs of 2016 nationally by valuecolleges.com.

  • ’83 graduate exhibits photographs 11/11/2015

    Guillermo Penafiel, a 1983 Slippery Rock University art graduate, recently exhibited his “Capitulos” series of photographs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

  • STEPPING OUT 11/10/2015

    Slippery Rock University students took to the runway at the Smith Student Center Ballroom Nov. 9 as part of an International Fashion Show. The event featured student models in traditional and nontraditional clothing and costumes from countries around the world.

  • CYBER SAFE 11/10/2015

    As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Slippery Rock University students enrolled in “Practical Computer Security” hosted a Cyber Security Fair Oct. 29 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. Topics covered included strategies for minimizing cyber theft, fraud and harassment. Conferences, lectures and training sessions were presented to teach cyber security in many aspects of connectivity, including email, social media, smart phones, privacy and passwords.

  • ’84 Rock grad to provide Veterans Day address 11/10/2015

    Army Col. Michael Brobeck, a 1984 Slippery Rock University graduate with 30 years of experience as a commissioned officer, will be the featured speaker during SRU’s Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial in front of the alumni house.

  • Nichols named 2015 Elementary PE Teacher of the Year 11/10/2015

    Ron Nichols, a 1997 health and physical education/teaching graduate, who now teaches in the Deer Lakes School District, has been named the 2015 Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • SRU receives 2016 Military Friendly School honor 11/9/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a veteran-owned company that assists individuals in the transition from active service to civilian life.

  • Residence hall students schedule Nov. 17 blood drive 11/9/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s National Residence Hall Honorary is teaming with the Central Blood Bank to stage a blood drive Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Robert M. Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • ’98 graduate earns 40 Under 40 Award 11/9/2015

    Carrie Rowe, a 1998 education graduate, has received a 40 Under 40 Award from Pittsburgh Magazine. Rowe is assistant superintendent for the Beaver Area School District.

  • State System offers raises to faculty, seeks agreement on changes to health care plan 11/6/2015

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has offered the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties a one-year contract that would provide faculty with a salary increase of 2.5 percent or 5 percent or a one-time cash payment equivalent to 2.5 percent of their salary, based on their placement on the salary schedule.

  • SRU’s ‘Spring Awakening’ explores love, rocks the house 11/6/2015

    Sex and love – what do they mean? Slippery Rock University’s Nov. 13-19 presentation of the Tony-award winning rock musical “Spring Awakening” will explore that age-old question. The eight presentations, in the University Union Multi-Purpose Room, are for mature audiences.

  • SRU cooks up 41st International Dinner Nov. 14 11/6/2015

    Slippery Rock University international students will cook and serve cuisine from more than 30 countries when the Office of Global Engagement offers the 41st Annual International Dinner at 7 p.m., Nov. 14, in SRU’s Smith Student Center Ballroom. Community residents are welcome.

  • STARY, STARY NIGHT 11/6/2015

    Students at Slippery Rock University looking to “wish upon a star” certainly had their pick of the celestial bodies as this clear, dark night on campus demonstrates. Jamie Greene, an emerging technology and communication major from Moon Township, who is a student photographer/videographer for University Communication and Public Affairs captured the image.

  • McKay named to All-PSAC Field Hockey First Team 11/6/2015

    Slippery Rock University field hockey standout Megan McKay was named to the 2015 All-Conference first team, as announced by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Thursday afternoon.

  • SRU’s Bailey Library to host ‘Renovation Celebration’ 11/6/2015

    A celebration to commemorate the completion of renovations to Slippery Rock University’s Bailey Library will feature games, prizes and tours of the newly renovated spaces Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to SRU faculty, staff and students as well as community members.

  • Henderson, Martin named to Academic All-District team 11/6/2015

    Slippery Rock University offensive lineman Kyle Henderson, from Moon Township, and defensive lineman Marcus Martin, from West Mifflin, were named to first team Academic All-District honors Nov. 5 in an announcement from the College Sports Information Directors of America.

  • Kovaleski wins Slippery Rock Borough Council seat 11/6/2015

    Brad Kovaleski, Slippery Rock University’s executive director of student development, was elected to a four-year term on the Slippery Rock Borough Council. He will take office in January 2016.

  • EMPTY BOWLS 11/5/2015

    The mission of Slippery Rock University's Nov. 5 Empty Bowls program is simple: Eat so that others may eat. The annual hunger awareness program offered more than 300 bowls available for participants to buy. Proceeds will benefit local hunger-fighting organizations and help provide Thanksgiving dinner for an estimated 150 local families.

  • THE LAST HURRAH 11/5/2015

    It may be fall, but summerlike weather had a grip on Slippery Rock University Nov. 3-5. Tank tops, skateboards and Frisbee discs were out in force across the University as everyone took advantage of the unseasonable temperatures.

  • SRU professor to receive Purple Heart Nov. 11 11/5/2015

    Army Capt. Joseph Barrow, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of military science, will be awarded the Purple Heart at SRU's Veteran's Day Ceremony Nov 11, for a combat wound he received in Afghanistan in 2013.

  • SRU’s Novak leads facilities safety upgrades 11/5/2015

    Should a fire start in a Slippery Rock University room equipped with a significant amount of technology, rather than dousing the fire with ceiling sprinklers and risking water damage, SRU is switching to a special fire suppression system that does not harm technology.

  • SRU women’s soccer lands six on All-PSAC Team 11/5/2015

    The Slippery Rock University women's soccer team placed six student-athletes on the 2015 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Team.

  • SRU’s Slanina presents “Family-Friendly Route 66” 11/5/2015

    Slippery Rock University‘s Anne Slanina, associate professor of elementary education and early childhood development, was among the featured speakers at the Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference Oct. 29-31 in Edwardsville, Illinois.

  • SGA Bookstore schedules Nov. 12 Graduation Fair 11/4/2015

    It’s one of the signature experiences of a college student’s senior year: commencement. Nearly 550 Slippery Rock University undergraduate and graduate students who have applied to graduate at Slippery Rock University’s 11 a.m., Dec. 12 ceremony will get their chance to purchase regalia, a class ring and diploma frame during the SGA Bookstore Graduation Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 12, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU offers Nov. 6 ‘Disability Sports Night’ 11/4/2015

    Slippery Rock University students will have the opportunity to participate in adapted tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball and other sports during SRU’s “Disability Sports Night” from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 6, in the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center. The program is part of the President’s Commission for Disabilities Issues Month.

  • SRU soccer teams score first round tournament victories 11/4/2015

    Both the Slippery Rock University women’s and men’s soccer teams scored victories in the first round of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament Tuesday afternoon at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

  • SRU receives EAB 2015 Collaborative Citizenship Award 11/3/2015

    Slippery Rock University has received the 2015 Collaborative Citizenship Award from the Education Advisory Board (EAB) for its implementation of innovative technology as a tool for guiding student success.

  • Retired SRU professor pens pop opera libretto 11/3/2015

    William Zeiger, a retired Slippery Rock University associate professor of English, penned the libretto to the pop opera “Katharina von Bora,” which is premiering at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7 at Orr Auditorium at Westminster College.

  • State System announces changes to employee health care plan 11/2/2015

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today announced changes to its employee health care plan that are expected to result in initial cost savings to the System of about $3.5 million a year, helping to keep the 14 state-owned universities affordable to students and their families.

  • Jacoby wins Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition 11/2/2015

    Dana Jacoby, a Slippery Rock University music therapy major from Delran, New Jersey, won 1st place in SRU’s annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition.

  • ‘TRICK OR TREAT’ 10/30/2015

    Slippery Rock University and the SRU Student Government Association sponsored a Preschool Halloween Parade Oct. 30. More than 60 children – dressed as super heroes, crime-fighting amphibians, princesses and more – took part in the event that traveled through North Hall, Old Main and McKay Education buildings.

  • SRU makes campus safety a top priority 10/30/2015

    When it comes to campus safety, Michael Simmons, Slippery Rock University’s police chief, is proud of the University’s record. He should be. SRU has been listed among the “Top 50 Safest Campuses in America.”

  • Eat soup. Take home your bowl. Fight hunger. 10/30/2015

    The mission of Slippery Rock University’s Nov. 5 Empty Bowls program is simple: Eat so that others may eat. The annual hunger awareness program will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. in the Smith Center Ballroom, with more than 300 bowls available for participants to buy. Proceeds will benefit local hunger-fighting organizations and help provide Thanksgiving dinner for an estimated 150 local families.

  • HELPING HANDS 10/30/2015

    Members of the Slippery Rock University men's basketball team lent a hand to the Slippery Rock Community Library today to help them get ready for their "Mega Used Book Sale."

  • SRU’s Winter Session provides ‘cool’ options 10/30/2015

    There are many reasons why traditional and non-traditional students choose Slippery Rock University for their higher education: It provides a quality education at an affordable price, majors are career focused and increasingly, it provides a variety of convenient options for completing their degree. SRU’s Dec. 16-Jan. 12 Winter Session takes convenience to a “cooler” level by enabling students to take courses normally offered in traditional classrooms via a totally online format during the University’s winter break.

  • Kelley joins Penn State Beaver housing staff 10/30/2015

    Nathan Kelley, a 2012 Slippery Rock University history graduate, has been hired by Penn State Beaver as residence hall coordinator.

  • ‘If it only had a brain’ 10/29/2015

    For Jeff Hoover, a second-year Slippery Rock University graduate student from Niles, Ohio, his knowledge of the straw people comes from a more historic perspective – farming.

  • Grads chart good cause path to New Zealand 10/29/2015

    Will Cassidy, a 2013 Slippery Rock University management graduate, and Jesse Solomon, a 2007 special education graduate, have developed a project, Walk4Woodlands, that they hope will help them achieve their goal of walking across New Zealand in 2016.

  • SRU’s Utsch offers Nov. 12 Spanish-flavored concert 10/28/2015

    Glenn Utsch, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, will offer a concert of Spanish music at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12, in SRU’s Swope Music Hall Auditorium.

  • SRU schedules first ‘Stoic Week’ program 10/28/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s philosophy department and Philosophy Club will explore what it means to live the good life during SRU’s inaugural “Stoic Week” program Nov. 2-12. Events, including a roundtable discussion and keynote address by a visiting professor, are open to the public.

  • SRU music major to help open Hunter Hayes concert 10/28/2015

    Andrew Loose, a Slippery Rock University senior majoring in music education, will join Ryan Lafferty for a performance of the song “Cheerleader” prior to the Hunter Hayes concert Oct. 30 in SRU’s Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

  • SRU to host statewide psychology conference Oct. 31 10/28/2015

    Slippery Rock University will host the Pennsylvania State System Psychology Conference Oct. 31, bringing faculty and students from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education institutions together to share research on common issues such as positive psychology, cognition and wellness.

  • Michael Wolf joins KEPRO 10/28/2015

    Michael Wolf, the former Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health and a Slippery Rock University bachelor of arts in political science graduate, has joined KEPRO as its vice president for government relations.

  • SAYING THANKS 10/27/2015

    Military personnel past, present and future were the center of attraction Oct. 24 when Slippery Rock University presented its annual Salute to the Military.

  • ’79 graduate tapped as monarch expert 10/27/2015

    Tennessee resident Wanda Terhaar DeWard, a 1979 Slippery Rock University masters in environmental education graduate, has become a sought-after educator on monarch butterfly migration.

  • ‘Swinging Good Time!’ concert will fund scholarships 10/26/2015

    Swing, ballroom and modern music and dance will be in the spotlight when a who’s who of 40 Slippery Rock University students collaborate with current and emeritus professors to present the “Swinging Good Time!” concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7, in SRU’s Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • ALL NIGHT BOWLING 10/26/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership hosted an “All Night Bowling” event Oct. 22 at the SRU Ceramic Studio.

  • General election takes place Nov. 3 10/26/2015

    Although the Nov. 3 general election doesn’t have the appeal of a presidential election, officials at the Butler County Bureau of Elections say there are still key local issues to be decided.

  • KEEPING VIGIL 10/26/2015

    As part of Slippery Rock University’s Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation (GISO) Commission Month program, RockOUT sponsored a candlelight vigil to honor and remember LGBT students, staff and faculty Oct. 22 at the SGA Gazebo.

  • COB dean presents paper, publishes article 10/26/2015

    Lawrence Shao, dean of Slippery Rock University’s College of Business, has been very active professionally.

  • Ambrosio elected chair of national dance accrediting association 10/23/2015

    Nora Ambrosio, Slippery Rock University professor of dance, has been elected as the chairperson for the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Dance.

  • Physics majors take studies ‘sky high’ 10/22/2015

    Slippery Rock University physics majors were sky high this week when they watched model rockets they had constructed successfully launch as part of a class exercise on velocity, gravity and altitude

  • SRU broadens health care management major 10/22/2015

    Slippery Rock University has restructured its health care administration and management major by adding 12 new classes, five specialty tracks and expanded internship opportunities. The program prepares graduates for traditional and emerging employment opportunities in the $3 trillion health care industry.

  • PAVING THE WAY 10/22/2015

    Crews are working to repave or replace sections of sidewalk in the Quad that have deteriorated, causing uneven walking surfaces. If left unattended, low areas have the potential to allow water to pond, which could freeze in winter causing icy patches. The work will continue throughout the fall.

  • Dunn inducted into CAHS Alumni Hall of Fame 10/22/2015

    The Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn, a 1984 bachelor of science in music therapy graduate, has been inducted into the Center Area High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

  • SRU vocalists compete for Chad Williamson Scholarship 10/21/2015

    Eighteen Slippery Rock University student vocalists will demonstrate their craft and support for arts education when they compete in SRU’s annual Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition at 2 p.m., Oct. 24, in Swope Music Hall.

  • Saturday’s SRU vs. IUP match to be televised nationally 10/21/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s football game against Indiana University of Pennsylvanis Saturday will be broadcast live by PA Sports Fever and shown to a national audience.

  • SING OUT 10/21/2015

    Alice Tan Ridley, the American singer who achieved notoriety on television's "America's Got Talent" brought her special brand of vocals to Slippery Rock University last Friday to kick off the 2015-16 Performing Arts Series. Ridley dazzled the audience with her powerful voice, extraordinary musicianship and electrifying stage presence.

  • SRU among “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” 10/21/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named among “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” in the northeast by the Washington Monthly in their new book, “The Other College Guide: A Roadmap to the Right School for You.”

  • GETTING HEALTHY 10/21/2015

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Campus Recreation hosted its 30th annual Healthfest Oct. 20 in the Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

  • Farm$en$e class teaches farm management 10/21/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator is partnering with Penn State Extension to offer Farm$en$e, a four-session financial management course for agricultural producers and SRU students interested in better understanding financial statements.

  • Rock to host PSAC XC Championships Saturday 10/21/2015

    A total of 16 men's and 18 women's cross country teams, including nine of the top 10 ranked men's teams in the Atlantic Region and all of the top 10 ranked women's teams, will come together Oct. 24 at Slippery Rock University's cross country course at Cooper's Lake Campground for the 2015 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships.

  • SRU students present research at ATRA national conference 10/21/2015

    Seven Slippery Rock University students were selected to present their student-faculty research work at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association national conference.

  • SRU’s Oct. 29 Music Therapy Concert supports students 10/20/2015

    A Music Therapy Benefit Concert supporting Slippery Rock University music therapy students will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, in SRU’s Swope Recital Hall.

  • Dance professor’s film reaches global audience 10/20/2015

    “Ferry,” an experimental short film directed and choreographed by Jennifer Keller, Slippery Rock University dance professor, will be screened at the Nov. 6-8 Bucharest International Dance Festival in Bucharest, Romania.

  • SRU’s SAS Users Group provides networking opportunities 10/20/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s new master’s of Data Analytics program is building momentum as it prepares for a spring launch: 40 people from six companies have joined the University-initiated Western Pennsylvania SAS (Statistical Analysis System) Users Group.

  • SRU’s Lambda Sigma chapter designated an “Honor Chapter” 10/20/2015

    The Lambda Sigma National Board has designated the Alpha Theta Chapter of the Lambda Sigma Society at Slippery Rock University as an “Honor Chapter.”

  • SRU’s Oct. 20 Healthfest offers 75 stations 10/19/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Campus Recreation will host its 30th annual Healthfest from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 20, in the Aebersold Student Recreation Center. The theme is “Eat Clean and Stay Lean in 2015.”

  • Visit Mercer County recognizes Mercer with tourism award 10/19/2015

    Molly Mercer, Slippery Rock University vice president for finance, and her husband Ryan, owners of Terra Nova House Bed and Breakfast in Grove City were honored with the James E. Winner Jr. Tourism Initiative Award during the Visit Mercer County Pennsylvania annual dinner

  • JFK assassination expert to visit SRU Oct. 28 10/16/2015

    The theories, photographs, information and disinformation are legendary when conversations turn to who “really” assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

  • SRU alumnus named partner at Ernst & Young, LLP 10/16/2015

    Dominic Verdi, who graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2002 with an accounting major, has been named a partner with Ernst & Young, LLP.

  • SRU earns 55 College Factual badges of distinction 10/15/2015

    Slippery Rock University has earned 55 badges of distinction including 32 “best value” designations ranging from “Best for the Money” in Pennsylvania to “Best for the Money with No Aid” Nationwide from College Factual, a data-driven college choice resource, in ratings released in USA Today.

  • University declares November as Disability Month at SRU 10/15/2015

    A Disability Sport Night with an appearance by a Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey player and an educational symposium are just two of the events Slippery Rock University will offer during its November President’s Commission for Disability Issues Month.

  • APSCUF, SRU administration adopt new textbook policy 10/15/2015

    The executive board of the Slippery Rock University chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, and the SRU administration have agreed to new policy regarding the use of self-authored textbooks in classrooms

  • Rock riders cycle for a cure 10/15/2015

    Even though her body is not what is used to be and is on the mend from knee surgery, Slippery Rock University’s Marketa Schublova shows a champion’s endurance.

  • Margaret ‘Peg’ Sims inducted into SRU Athletic Hall of Fame 10/15/2015

    Margaret ‘Peg Sims’, a 1975 physical education graduate, was recently inducted into the Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • PlantBot Genetics artists to visit SRU Oct. 19 10/14/2015

    Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki, Canadian and American artists and co-founders of PlantBot Genetics, will give a presentation on PlantBot Genetics at 4 p.m., Oct. 19, in Room 130 of Slippery Rock University’s Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

  • KEEP DREAMING 10/14/2015

    Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton accepted a check in the amount of $60,000 from the DREAM Partnership today to support SRU's new Transition Achievement Program for students with intellectual disabilities.

  • Faculty connection spurs student to success 10/14/2015

    Exercise and rehabilitative sciences professors at Slippery Rock University routinely teach about the importance of exercise in their classes. But they don’t stop there. They also help students succeed by serving as life coaches and role models.

  • Former Rock player directs Lee College youth tennis 10/14/2015

    Rob Coles, a former SRU tennis player, has been named director of a youth tennis program offered at Lee College.

  • SRU’s Old Stone House offers ‘Spooky Stories’ Oct. 22-23 10/13/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House will offer its “Spooky Stories” Halloween program, with plenty of thrills, chills and storytelling, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22-23.

  • SRU earns “Best Value” in Pennsylvania ranking 10/13/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked in the Top 30 Best Value Colleges in Pennsylvania by bestvalueschools.com.

  • SRU students organize Oct. 19-23 body image program 10/13/2015

    Slippery Rock University psychology students will lead a “Fat-Talk Free Week” Oct. 19-23, with programs drawing attention to body perception issues for men and women.

  • TAKE BACK THE NIGHT 10/13/2015

    Tonight is the annual Take Back the Night event sponsored by the Slippery Rock University Women’s Center.

  • Students' work selected for Collegiate Small Works Exhibition 10/13/2015

    Four Slippery Rock University students have had their artwork accepted into the Grove City ArtWorks: GC Collegiate Small Works Juried Exhibition.

  • SRU offers ‘appetite’ exhibition today through Oct. 29 10/12/2015

    Slippery Rock University will offer a sculpture exhibition, “appetite: process and priority of consumption,” from today through Oct. 29 in SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m., Oct. 13.

  • ‘Fearless’ LGBT photo exhibit runs through Oct. 30 10/12/2015

    “The Fearless Project,” an exhibition of more than 200 photographs of LGBT student athletes by American photographer Jeff Sheng, opens today in Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center Commuter Lounge.

  • Country artist Hunter Hayes takes SRU stage Oct. 30 10/12/2015

    Hunter Hayes, a four-time Grammy nominated county artist who has toured with Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift, will perform Oct. 30 in Slippery Rock University’s Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center. Ryan Lafferty is special guest.

  • HOMECOMING AND REUNION WEEKEND SPECTACULAR 10/12/2015

    Alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and community members enjoyed a variety of activities to celebrate Slippery Rock University’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

  • MISS THE HOMECOMING GAME? 10/12/2015

    We wish you could have been here to see The ROCK take down California University of Pennsylvania 56-21. For those of you who missed the Homecoming and Reunion Weekend game, here’s the two minute, 20 second version.

  • SRU students capture ATRA’s Peg Connolly Scholars Awards 10/12/2015

    Three Slippery Rock University students have been selected to receive the prestigious Peg Connolly Scholarship award from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

  • WE LOVE A PARADE 10/10/2015

    Alumni, students, staff, family and friends gathered this morning to enjoy Slippery Rock University’s annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend parade.

  • SRU student’s ‘HotLips’ invention targets top brass 10/9/2015

    Two and a half years ago, David Tini was playing trumpet for the Slippery Rock University Marching Pride during an away football game at Edinboro University. It was 35 degrees and raining, too cold for comfort.

  • SRU named among the top 100 “best value” universities 10/9/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named among the top 100 “best value” universities nationally in the annual outcomes-based, ETC College Ranking Index for 2016, which is produced by the nonprofit, Educate to Career.

  • SRU’s Sferra pitches perfect game 10/9/2015

    Greg Sferra, Slippery Rock University director of campus recreation and a 1978 Rock alumnus, did what few other athletes have achieved – he pitched a perfect game.

  • SRU to host noted activist Robyn Ochs 10/8/2015

    Robyn Ochs, educator, speaker, award-winning activist and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly, will present two programs at Slippery Rock University Oct. 14 as part of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation month.

  • SRU Wind Ensemble offers Oct. 27 concert 10/8/2015

    The Slippery Rock University Wind Ensemble, with new director of bands, Jonathan Helmick, assistant professor of music, will present six works by American and foreign composers during a concert at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, in Swope Recital Hall.

  • GISO encourages campus to wear purple Oct. 15 10/8/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Presidential Commission on Gender, Identity and Sexual Orientation is urging the campus community to join million of Americans who will wear purple Oct. 15 as a visible stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

  • PAINT THE TOWN 10/8/2015

    Members of Slippery Rock University’s fraternities and sororities took to the street Wednesday to decorate storefronts along Main Street. The painting extravaganza was one in a week-long series of events to ready the campus and community for SRU's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 9-10.

  • STUFF A PLUSH 10/8/2015

    The University Program Board at Slippery Rock University sponsored an evening of fun activities Wednesday to help get students geared up for SRU’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 9-10. This year’s theme is “All Roads Lead to the Rock.”

  • State System Board of Governors approves new SRU programs 10/8/2015

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved Slippery Rock University's request to begin offering three new degree programs: a bachelor of science in homeland security, a bachelor of science in corporate security, and a master of public health.

  • SRU’s Oct. 29 Cyber Security Fair offers online safety tips 10/8/2015

    Slippery Rock University students enrolled in “Practical Computer Security” want to help you to avoid becoming such a victim. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, they are hosting a Cyber Security Fair Oct. 29 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom where they will share strategies for minimizing cyber theft, fraud and harassment.

  • State System’s Board of Governors approves 2016-17 appropriation request; flexible pricing plans 10/8/2015

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education—seeking the restoration of deep funding cuts made five years ago and new investment to support operational enhancements at the state’s 14 public universities—today agreed to ask the state for an appropriation of $521.2 million next year.

  • Jacoby completes Jamaica service project 10/8/2015

    Dana Jacoby, a music therapy major from Delran, N.J., has completed a 10-day, service-learning experience with the Jamaica Field Service Project.

  • Long, '75, selected for Baseball Oldtimers Hall of Fame 10/8/2015

    Clyde "Owen" Long, a 1975 Slippery Rock University bachelor of science in allied health graduate, has been selected for admission into the Somerset County Baseball Oldtimers Association Hall of Fame.

  • SRU dancers, faculty, guest artists offer Oct. 18 concert 10/7/2015

    Dance interpreting Ugandan wildlife, street-style hip-hop, short films and choreography set to music by the rock band Queen will be presented during the Slippery Rock University Faculty and Guest Artist Concert at 2 and 6:30 p.m., Oct. 18, at Butler County Community College.

  • Chancellor Brogan calls for even greater creativity, innovation in ‘State of the System’ address 10/7/2015

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is at a crossroads and must become even more creative and innovative to ensure both the viability of the System and to best meet the needs of students and the Commonwealth in the future, Chancellor Frank Brogan said today in his second State of the System address.

  • Michael Hardy inducted into SRU Hall of Fame 10/7/2015

    Michael Hardy, who earned his bachelor of arts in economics in 1979, was recently inducted into the Slippery Rock University Hall of Fame.

  • SRU presidential commission celebrates October as Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation month 10/6/2015

    Workshops, guest speakers, a candlelight vigil and a photo display of LGBT icons and student athletes are some of the events Slippery Rock University will offer during its October Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Commission Month program.

  • SRU names new Martha Gault Art Gallery director 10/5/2015

    Theresa Antonellis, an artist and educator with eight years of experience in art galleries and museums, is the new director of Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • PROJECT 68 HOURS 10/5/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Campus Volunteer Corp has initiated Project 68 Hours. During the month of October, the group is collecting food and monetary donations to help fill backpacks with nutritious food items. The backpacks will be distributed to needy children in New Castle, Sharon and Butler.

  • CHOOSE PASSHE 10/5/2015

    Frank Brogan, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, discusses the value of a State System education with attendees at the PASSHE Guidance Counselor's Information Day today. The event was hosted by Slippery Rock University's Enrollment Services. President Cheryl Norton welcomed the group.

  • Former business dean named interim vice president at BCCC 10/5/2015

    Bruce Russell, dean emeritus of the Slippery Rock University College of Business, has been named interim vice president for academic affairs at Butler County Community College.

  • SRU names 2015 Distinguished Alumni 10/2/2015

    The Slippery Rock University Alumni Engagement Office has named four SRU graduates who personify excellence in public service, business and teaching as 2015 Distinguished Alumni. Cheryle Campbell, ’67, Mike Cully, ’80, Joe Finney, ’86, and Kristie Shulsky, ’92, will be recognized for their many contributions Oct. 9 as part of SRU’s Oct. 9-10 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend “All Roads Lead to The Rock.” Homecoming honors the Class of 1965.

  • CARDBOARD VILLAGE 10/2/2015

    Slippery Rock University students built cardboard dwellings on the quad Thursday in an attempt to better understand the reality of homelessness. The students occupied the dwellings until Friday morning.

  • Laura Remaly inducted into SRU Athletic Hall of Fame 10/2/2015

    Laura Remaly, who earned her bachelor of science in physical education from Slippery Rock University in 1982, was recently inducted into the SRU Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • All roads reach SRU for Oct. 9-10 Homecoming 10/1/2015

    Get out the sweatshirts, pennants and beanies if you've got them and expect lots of stomping, cheering and catching up. Slippery Rock University's Oct. 9-10 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend - "All Roads Lead to The Rock" - will offer a traditional parade, tailgating tents, 5th quarter party, fireworks and high-spirited football game. This year's event celebrates the Class of 1965.

  • MAKING MUSIC 10/1/2015

    Heather Johnson, Slippery Rock University instructor of music, performed “Appel Interstellaire” by Olivier Messiaen as part of the “Faculty Collaborative Recital, Oct. 1 in Swope Music Hall.

  • SRU music faculty offer free recital Oct. 1 9/30/2015

    Slippery Rock University music department faculty will perform a collage of songs on piano, flute, clarinet and with their voices when they present the “Faculty Collaborative Recital” at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 1, in SRU’s Swope Recital Hall.

  • SRU to honor four Women of Distinction 9/30/2015

    Blayre Holmes, program manager for the Women and Girls Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker at Slippery Rock University's annual Mentoring Dinner Oct. 6. Four Women of Distinction Awards will be presented as part of the evening's activities.

  • SRU joins ‘It’s On Us’ sexual assault prevention campaign 9/30/2015

    Slippery Rock University is joining the “It’s On Us” national campaign to end sexual assault and will offer a blitz of programs, a speaker and opportunities for students, faculty and staff to sign a bystander intervention pledge during its Oct. 8-16 campaign.

  • Sarah Patterson inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame 9/30/2015

    Sarah Patterson, a 1978 bachelor of science in physical education graduate and legendary collegiate gymnastics coach, was recently inducted into the Slippery Rock University Hall of Fame.

  • SRU Professional Development Day set for Oct. 6 9/29/2015

    Natalia Dyba, director of global initiatives at the University of Washington Bothell, will present the keynote address at Slippery Rock University’s annual Professional Development Day Oct. 6. Dyba will discuss, “Global Engagement through Collaborative Online International Learning.”

  • Equipment, facility enhancements add new life to the ARC 9/29/2015

    Six weeks into the fall semester, Aebersold Recreation Center staff are even more convinced that the $400,000 equipment and facility upgrades made over the summer are proving to be a great return on investment.

  • Triathlon triple threat defies odds 9/29/2015

    Timmy Samec, a soon-to-be plebe at the U.S. Naval Academy, went from deliriously happy to distraught when his dream of wearing his country's colors was snatched away at the last minute. Samec enrolled as a physics major at Slippery Rock University, where he continues his passion for running, cycling and swimming.

  • Roberta Page inducted into SRU Athletic Hall of Fame 9/29/2015

    Roberta Page, a 1988 physical education graduate and two-sport athlete at Slippery Rock University, was recently inducted into the SRU Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • SRU’s dance program ranks No. 16 nationally 9/28/2015

    For the second consecutive year, Slippery Rock University’s dance program has been ranked among the top 20 College and University dance programs in the nation by Dance-College.com. SRU came in at No. 16 nationally and at No. 2 in Pennsylvania.

  • RUNNING FOR DOLLARS 9/28/2015

    The President’s 5K run/2K fun walk Sept. 26 drew 215 participants of all ages. As part of the activities, Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton signed a proclamation declaring October as Exercise is Medicine month at SRU.

  • Phillies to honor former SRU catcher Sal Agostinelli 9/28/2015

    The Philadelphia Phillies International Scouting Director Sal Agostinelli has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Dallas Green Award.

  • Renowned poets to share their road taken 9/25/2015

    Internationally known poets Gerald Stern and Anne Marie Macari will discuss their work and offer a joint reading Oct. 9 when Slippery Rock University hosts The 35th Anniversary Conference of the English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities.

  • SRU, Economics PA team up to create “Healthy Planet, Healthy People” camp 9/25/2015

    Slippery Rock University will use a $30,333 grant from EconomicsPennsylvania to create a weeklong "Healthy Planet, Healthy People" camp for high school students next summer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency environmental education grants program will contribute $91,000 to the project.

  • President Norton to sign health proclamation; lead 5K 9/25/2015

    Cheryl Norton, president of Slippery Rock University, will sign a Proclamation Saturday declaring October, as “Exercise is Medicine Month On Campus”. The president will sign the proclamation at approximately 8:40 a.m. at the Aebersold Student Recreation Center and then lead students, faculty, staff and community residents on the President’s Wellness 5K Run/2K Walk. Proceeds from the run help to support SRU student scholarships.

  • D’Asia Chambers signs professional basketball contract 9/25/2015

    D’Asia Chambers, a 2015 Slippery Rock University professional studies graduate, has signed a contract to play professionally in Germany for the TUS Bad Aibling Fireballs of the Damen Basketball Bundesliga league.

  • SRU Archives' open house provides 'peek' at Rock past 9/24/2015

    "The Slippery Rock Story," a 1963 archive treasure, shows a freshman woman arriving on campus complete with a beanie on her head, and includes narration, aerials of campus and student life scenes.

  • Music professor emeritus releases CD 9/24/2015

    Nanette Kaplan Solomon, Slippery Rock University professor emerita of music, has released a new CD, “Badinage: The Piano Music of Mana-Zucca," on the Albany label.

  • Burkhart heads Geological Society of America committee 9/24/2015

    Patrick Burkhart, Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and the environment, has been appointed chair of the joint technical program committee for the 2015 Geological Society of America annual meeting Nov. 1-4 in Baltimore.

  • SRU theatre offers “Doubt, A Parable” Sept. 25-October 1 9/23/2015

    Slippery Rock University theatre will open the 2015-2016 season with "Doubt, A Parable," a play that explores behavior, gender and race at a Bronx parochial school in 1964. The student production will be presented seven times from Sept. 25-Oct. 1 in SRU's University Union.

  • SRU books “America’s Got Talent” star 9/23/2015

    Alice Tan Ridley, the American singer who achieved notoriety on television’s “America’s Got Talent,” will launch Slippery Rock University’s 2015-2016 Performing Art Series with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16, in SRU’s University Union.Tickets are available.

  • CSIL hosts “All Night Bowling” event October 22 9/23/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Center for Student Involvement Volunteer Corp will host an “All Night Bowling” event from 7-11 p.m., Oct. 22 at the SRU Ceramic Studio.

  • SRU’s GGE department sponsors mindful living event 9/23/2015

    George Hoguet, a member of the Laughing Rivers Sangha Zen meditation group, will speak about “Mindful Living for a Future to be Possible” at 5 p.m., Sept. 30, in Slippery Rock University’s Room 111 Spotts World Culture Building. SRU’s department of geography, geology and the environment is sponsoring his appearance.

  • The Rocket student newspaper captures seven CSPA awards 9/22/2015

    The Rocket student newspaper at Slippery Rock University has won seven Gold Circle Awards from The Columbia Scholarship Press Association, including first, second, third and merit honors for sports page design, photo layout, advertising layout and special section layout.

  • Grand Bon Rien Cajun band performs Sept. 25 9/22/2015

    Grand Bon Rien, a western Pennsylvania Cajun band, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in Slippery Rock University’s Swope Music Hall.

  • History Series explores Magna Carta, individual liberties 9/22/2015

    A panel of faculty will explore the question of the individual right to privacy versus the public need for security from historical and contemporary perspectives as part of the Slippery Rock University history department’s yearlong “History Series on Rights and Liberties,” honoring the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta.

  • Taking teamwork to a whole new level 9/22/2015

    She could have competed on her own. She might even have placed. But Kiley Fletcher, a Slippery Rock University doctor of physical therapy student from North Ridge, Ohio, chose to participate in the Cleveland Triathlon with a 5-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy.

  • The Rocket competes for prestigious Pinnacle Award 9/22/2015

    The Rocket, the student newspaper at Slippery Rock University, has been nominated for a 2014-15 Pinnacle Award for Best Section Cover in the College Media Association's Best of Collegiate Design Competition.

  • MONEY cites SRU among the nation’s best value universities 9/21/2015

    Slippery Rock University is among the universities identified by MONEY Magazine as an institution that delivers a great value – that is, a great education, at an affordable price and that helps students launch promising careers.

  • SRU alumna named Salisbury communications director 9/21/2015

    Linda McElroy, who earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Slippery Rock University in 1996, has been selected as the communications director for the City of Salisbury, North Carolina.

  • SRU to host international Graphical Web Conference 9/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University has the next big Web moment on its desktop – hosting the Sept. 23-26 International Graphical Web Conference in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct new members 9/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2015 at a special ceremony at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 19 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Cleveland dance company hires ’14 graduate 9/18/2015

    Rebecca Burcher, a 2014 Slippery Rock University dance major, has been named school coordinator for The Dancing Wheels Dance Company in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Fall banners provide colorful splash 9/17/2015

    Twenty outdoor fall banners have been installed on the campus of Slippery Rock University, highlighting the creativity of students and complementing the textures of the natural environment.

  • WILD KINGDOM 9/17/2015

    Jack Hanna, the American zookeeper, brought live animals to Slippery Rock University for his Wednesday lecture presentation in Morrow Field House.

  • EYE IN THE SKY 9/17/2015

    The 660-acre Slippery Rock University main campus is less than an hour north of Pittsburgh, one hour south of Erie and 45 minutes east of Youngstown, Ohio.

  • SRU business honorary earns Chapter of Year honors 9/17/2015

    The Alpha Kappa Psi business honorary at Slippery Rock University has been named a Chapter of the Year for 2014-15 by its national organization for earning more than 100,000 points on its Annual Chapter Report.

  • TERRAINS 9/16/2015

    Oil paintings symbolizing the 9-11 terrorist attack, landscapes and a video documentary about Parkinson's disease will be exhibited when Slippery Rock University displays artwork by Richard Melvin during "Terrains," Sept. 14-Oct. 2 in Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • Amanda Seales to visit SRU Sept. 29 9/16/2015

    Amanda Seales, a comedian, host and DJ who is described as “a witty woman working to upgrade the world,” will present two programs at Slippery Rock University Sept. 29.

  • SLIPPERY ROCK VILLAGEFEST 9/16/2015

    Slippery Rock’s annual fall festival, VillageFest, drew thousands of attendees who enjoyed the vendors, entertainment, children’s games, community booths and carnival food. Lots of SRU student and their parents, in town for Friends and Family weekend, were seen enjoying the activities along Morrow Way and in the Alumni Parking Lot. Due to a PennDot project, the festival was moved from Main St. to campus this year.

  • SRU enrollment reaches 8,628 students 9/16/2015

    Slippery Rock University enrollment has increased to 8,628 students, 1.57 percent higher than a year ago. International enrollment is up 17.2 percent, graduate enrollment 15.09 percent and out-of-state enrollment 3.19 percent, according to the University’s official 15th-day-of classes report.

  • GGE fieldtrip connects new geosciences majors, faculty 9/16/2015

    Some of the most valuable information in the world isn’t found in a library or online, it’s discovered in “the field.” That’s one of the reasons behind the Slippery Rock University geography, geology and the environment department’s decision to take 30 majors on a Sept. 18-20 fall field trip to research sites along Lake Erie and the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Blasdell, N.Y.

  • SRU alumnus Maccoll named USF women's swimming coach 9/16/2015

    Jon Maccoll, a 2007 political science graduate, has been named to lead the new women's swimming program at the University of Sioux Falls.

  • SRU history honorary schedules Confederate flag roundtable 9/15/2015

    Slippery Rock University students’ perception of the Confederate flag and the controversy surrounding its continued use, will be the topic of a roundtable discussion when SRU’s Phi Alpha Theta history honorary offers a “Heritage or Hate Panel” at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 13, in 116 Vincent Science Center.

  • WET OUT 9/15/2015

    Slippery Rock University's football match-up against East Stoudsburg Saturday night turned out to be more of a WET OUT than a WHITE OUT night, but the fans didn’t let the rain and wind deter them from cheering on The ROCK to 34-9 victory.

  • Former swimmer joins elite club team 9/15/2015

    Kevin Maksinchuk, a 2008 Slippery Rock University health and physical education major originally from Pittsburgh, has joined the Triangle Aquatic Center Titans age-group swim team.

  • SRU flutists will present French music recital 9/11/2015

    Current and past Slippery Rock University music faculty and alumni flute players will perform French music covering baroque, classical, romantic and modern styles during a recital at 4 p.m., Sept. 27, in SRU’s Swope Music Hall.

  • Theatre professor’s horror play headed to Florida 9/11/2015

    Haunted houses never scared him; neither did bloodthirsty screams. In fact, David Skeele, Slippery Rock University professor of theatre and horror-genre playwright, embraces all things ghoulish. He is more than OK with trying to unsettle others, and his work is finding a growing fright-night audience.

  • SERVING OTHERS LEST WE FORGET 9/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University students gathered today to participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

  • SRU student-athletes help PSAC hit performance records 9/11/2015

    Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference members such as Slippery Rock University have a great deal to brag about these days. In addition to being the largest conference in the NCAA with 18 members, the association racked up a number of record achievements during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • SRU’s Mahmood awarded Fulbright scholarship 9/11/2015

    Rizwan Mahmood, Slippery Rock University professor of physics and pre-engineering, was awarded the Fulbright Award to Oman from the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board.

  • SRU biology professor wins writing award 9/10/2015

    Simon Beeching, Slippery Rock University professor of biology, has captured a writing award for a short story illustrating his passion for preserving biodiversity.

  • Dixon University Center displays SRU students’ fiber art 9/10/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s “Experiment” Poland/USA fiber art collaboration exhibition is on display in at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg through Oct. 9. The display includes student and faculty artwork using textiles, paper, wool, wire, plastics, synthetics and wood.

  • Pittsburgh band to perform Eastern European music Sept. 14 9/10/2015

    Tamburaški Sastav Ponoć, a Pittsburgh-based group that plays music from Croatia and the other Eastern European countries, will perform at Slippery Rock University at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14, in Swope Recital Hall.

  • Slippery Rock ranked among the 50 safest college towns in America 9/10/2015

    Slippery Rock Borough in Butler County is ranked among the safest college towns in the United States according to Utah based SafeWise, a safety and home security company.

  • SRU begins month-long President’s Commission programs 9/10/2015

    Slippery Rock University is expanding the reach of its six President’s Commissions – disability issues, gender identity/sexual orientation, racial and ethic diversity, sustainability, status of women and wellness – to offer month-long learning focuses for each area.

  • Psychology students present at national conference 9/10/2015

    Psychology graduate students Sarah Falkowit,'15, from Knoxville, Tenn.; Madeline Shiel, from Georgetown; and Dominique Williams, '15, from Pittsburgh, along with faculty sponsor Elizabeth Boerger, assistant professor of psychology, presented a poster, "Self-Esteem Predicts Prosocial Behavior Among Children High (but not low) in Moral Internalization," at the American Psychological Association annual meeting.

  • SRU students to stage 60X60 dance/video concert 9/9/2015

    It’s the kind of “mad” excitement that makes the arts thrilling¬ – 60 dance pieces performed live, each lasting 60 seconds and accompanied by original videos produced by art majors.

  • SRU’s ‘Terrains’ art exhibit recalls 9-11 attack 9/9/2015

    Oil paintings symbolizing the 9-11 terrorist attack, landscapes and a video documentary about Parkinson’s disease will be exhibited when Slippery Rock University displays artwork by Richard Melvin during “Terrains,” Sept. 14-Oct. 2 in Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • SRU ranked among “Best Colleges in the North” by U.S. News 9/9/2015

    Slippery Rock University today was named among the “Best Colleges in the North” by U.S. News & World Report.

  • SRU named a “Best Online College” in Pennsylvania 9/9/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named a 2015-16 “Best Online College” in Pennsylvania by Affordable Colleges Online.

  • SRU students earn prestigious math recognition 9/9/2015

    Math majors Taryn Gulkewitcz from Schnecksville; Kalene Ireland from Prospect; Jacob Edwards, and Christina Rajchel, from Butler; along with physics majors Kevin Weigle from East Palestine, Ohio and Robert Arblaster from New Castle, received an Honorable Mention in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

  • Students bring GetREAL branch to SRU 9/8/2015

    Slippery Rock University students Jocelyne Lemay, a junior integrated marketing communications major, and Kelsey Graham, senior public relations major, made history recently when they began operating the first American branch of GetREAL at SRU.

  • SRU Trustees send three programs to BOG for approval 9/4/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Council of Trustees gave the green light yesterday for three programs to move forward to the State System’s Board of Governors for approval.

  • Slippery Rock University Trustees approve tentative FY 2015-16 budget 9/4/2015

    Despite a 66-day (and counting) budget stalemate at the state level, it was budget business as usual for the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees Thursday as they approved a tentative budget for Fiscal-Year 2015-16 as part of their quarterly meeting.

  • PCN program features SRU’s president 9/4/2015

    Cheryl Norton, Slippery Rock University president, was a featured guest on Infinite Possibilities, a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education universities.

  • SIGN OF THE TIMES 9/3/2015

    Sporting events at Milhalik-Thompson Stadium will have an added element of excitement this year with the addition of a new state-of-the-art video scoreboard and sound system.

  • SRU wins Professional Grounds Management honor award 9/3/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been selected as an Honor Award recipient in the 2015 Professional Grounds Management Society Green Star Awards competition.

  • SEEING SPOTTS 9/2/2015

    Slippery Rock University has begun a two-year renovation to change the Spotts’ experience through the dynamic use of color, new furniture and new classroom configurations. Painting, classroom reconfiguration, adding new technology and work on installing quieter heating and air conditioning began this summer and will continue for two years.

  • Norton surveys University strengths, thanks colleagues 9/2/2015

    President Cheryl Norton summarized Slippery Rock University’s many academic, student and facilities strengths during her State of the University Address Tuesday, telling more than 300 faculty and staff, “This is our home, and we can be proud of it.”

  • SOFT WALLS 9/2/2015

    “Soft Walls,” an exhibit by visual artist Akiko Kotani, Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of art, is on display now through Sept. 10 in SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery in Maltby Center.

  • SRU alumna pens fitness article 9/2/2015

    Aubrey Worek-DeStephen, a 2002 graduate who earned her bachelor of science in exercise science with a minor in dance and gerontology, recently published an article, “Beware of Food Kryptonite” on MAX Sports and Fitness.

  • SRU therapeutic recreation student makes news 9/1/2015

    Sarah Davis, a Slippery Rock University therapeutic recreation major from Leechburg, was featured in the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre about her “Victory Garden” work with the elderly at the Community Living Center in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township.

  • SGA Bookstore works to keep textbook costs down 8/31/2015

    Students, graduates and even some professors are quick to offer tips for saving money on required class readings. The Slippery Rock University Student Government Association Bookstore has actually done something about keeping textbook costs down.

  • Online voter registration now available in Pennsylvania 8/28/2015

    Pennsylvania is the latest state to launch the convenient option of registering online to vote. Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés introduced the initiative Thursday.

  • SRU grants tenure to four, promotes 17 faculty members 8/28/2015

    Slippery Rock University has announced the tenure and promotion of the following faculty effective fall 2015.

  • GRUELLING GRIDIRON 8/28/2015

    The Slippery Rock University football team returned to campus Aug. 13 for 10 days of preseason camp prior to the beginning of classes. The Rock enter the 2015 season with high expectations after winning the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title last fall and reaching the NCAA playoffs for the second straight year.

  • Fall sports offer fans plenty of excitement 8/28/2015

    Seven of Slippery Rock’s 17 NCAA Division II athletic teams compete during the fall season including men’s cross country, women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball.

  • Rock ranked No. 25 nationally in AFCA poll 8/28/2015

    The Slippery Rock University football team received its third preseason top 25 ranking when The Rock was listed at No. 25 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Preseason Poll.

  • New business dean embraces active learning 8/27/2015

    Lawrence Shao, new dean of Slippery Rock University’s College of Business, references the ancient Greeks when talking about his belief that learning doesn’t happen by chance. It must be sought after.

  • PITCH PERFECT 8/27/2015

    For the first time since 1995 a new head coach will be in charge of the program as Jessica Griggs replaces Noreen Herlihy, who left at the end of last season to become the head coach at the University of Akron. Led by former All-America selections junior forward Andrea Felix and senior midfielder Allison Harbart, SRU returns seven starters from last year’s team that finished 11-6-1, qualified for the PSAC Tournament and just missed out on earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Smith, Reilly join Rock volleyball staff 8/27/2015

    Former Slippery Rock university volleyball standouts Kaylee Smith and Janna Reilly have joined the SRU coaching staff for the 2015 season.

  • Slippery Rock unveils new University events calendar 8/26/2015

    One of the many unique features that have been introduced on Slippery Rock University's redesigned website is a new University events calendar that has replaced the former SRU PeopleCube calendar.

  • JUST FOR KICKS 8/26/2015

    After winning the most matches by a first-year head coach in program history a season ago, Andy Hoggarth returns for his second season at The Rock in 2015. The SRU men’s soccer team, which was predicted to finish in sixth place in the PSAC this season by the league’s coaches, will look to improve on last season’s 11-7 record and return to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last eight years.

  • SRU fishing team advances to northern championship 8/26/2015

    Two members of the Fishing Club at Slippery Rock University, Joel Hixon, a management major from Butler, and Evan Kretz, an exercise science major from Allison Park, have advanced to the Sept. 12-13 Fishing League Worldwide, College Fishing Northern Conference Championship in North East, Md.

  • New faculty learn University goals, procedures 8/25/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s 22 new tenure track faculty and 69 temporary faculty were on the “learning side” of the teaching-learning paradigm last week as they participated in the new faculty orientation program.

  • SRU’s mascot Rocky helps the crowd get loud 8/25/2015

    Forget the San Diego chicken or the Pirates’ Buccaneer, at Slippery Rock University we’ve got Rocky – The Pride of The ROCK.

  • ONE FALL AT BAND CAMP 8/25/2015

    Unlike the infamous “Band Camp” portrayed in the American Pie film series, Slippery Rock University’s annual marching band camp was characterized by two-a-day field practices and lots of time spent learning marching formations and the music.

  • Nursing graduates receive caring awards 8/25/2015

    Three Slippery Rock University nursing graduates have been selected for Cameos of Caring Awards from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

  • STICK IT OUT 8/24/2015

    Despite the heat and humidity the past several days, the Slippery Rock University women’s field hockey team took to the practice field to prepare for its 2015 season.

  • Several University programs granted policy exemption 8/24/2015

    Several University programs will be exempt from the requirements that all volunteers undergo background clearances and registration as a result of recent actions by Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton.

  • SRU alumna named IUPUI interim athletic director 8/24/2015

    Alfreeda Goff, a 1965 Slippery Rock University health and physical education major, has been named the interim director of athletics at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.)

  • WOW: Fifteen hundred-plus new students move in at SRU 8/20/2015

    Their belongings have been packed and unpacked, lists checked a hundred times and tears shed. Yep, it’s that time of year again – student move-in at Slippery Rock University.

  • Class of 2019 has unique ‘mindset’ 8/20/2015

    Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. The creation of Beloit’s former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief and Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride, it was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation.

  • Rock scholars capture Outstanding Research award 8/20/2015

    Jeremy Lynch, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of special education, and Danielle Dulik and Adelaide Aukamp, SRU elementary education graduate students from New Kensington and Pequea, won the Outstanding Research Presentation Award at the International Association of Special Education Conference in Wroclaw, Poland.

  • ‘Soft Walls’ exhibit runs Aug. 21-Sept. 10 8/19/2015

    “Soft Walls,” a exhibit by visual artist Akiko Kotani, Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of art, will be displayed Aug. 21-Sept. 10 in SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery in Maltby Center.

  • SRU expands humanities reach 8/19/2015

    Are you curious? Are you imaginative? Are you interested in the “big picture” questions about human life and culture? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ll want to check out Slippery Rock University’s Stone House Center for Public Humanities. The CPH seeks to provide insights into the human experience through public arts programs, workshops, forums and service learning.

  • SRU explores OPTIMA International College partnership 8/19/2015

    Slippery Rock University has taken its latest step into globalization by launching a partnership discussion with OPTIMA International College, an institution with campuses in three economic powerhouses – China, Malaysia and India.

  • SRU’s Morgante referees CONCACAF Gold Cup final 8/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University assistant track and field coach C.J. Morgante recently had the distinction of serving as an assistant referee for the top international soccer tournaments of the summer when he was selected to work the 2015 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Gold Cup.

  • National Drowning Alliance elects Rock grad 8/18/2015

    Adam Katchmarchi, a 2012 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate, has been elected vice president of the National Drowning Alliance Prevention. The alliance works to prevent drowning and aquatic injuries.

  • SRU President announces commission co-chairs 8/17/2015

    Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton today announced the 2015-16 co-chairs who will provide leadership for her six presidential commissions.

  • Study reports: Good jobs are back 8/17/2015

    John Rindy, director of Slippery Rock University's Career Education and Development Center, said these finding parallel SRU's experience. "For a number of our majors, we see companies coming to campus in September and holding interviews, just so they can hire the most prepared May 2016 graduates. They are coming that early. The numbers of on-campus interviews has certainly increased in recent years and the number of great, full-time opportunities posted to our jobs board (SRU Career Connection) has risen sharply; last year by more than 30 percent," he said.

  • SRU expands wheelchair sports education 8/17/2015

    Five new, all-purpose sports wheelchairs will help Slippery Rock University students become Certified Disabled Sports Specialists so that they can coach wheelchair sports and lead more adapted physical activity sessions for adolescents and adults with disabilities.

  • New partnership 8/17/2015

    Delegates from Optima International College in China met with Slippery Rock University personnel today to begin discussions about developing collaborative programs. Participating in the opening session were (from left) Vijaya Kumaran Nair, president; Zhang Fuqiang, chairman; Jamuna Rani; Michelle Yi, vice president; and Shan Xiying, all from Optima, Amir Mohammadi, SRU vice president for finance and administration, and Cheryl Norton, SRU president.

  • Dazzling dance Afro-Columbian style 8/14/2015

    Five Slippery Rock University students immersed themselves in the moves and culture of Afro-Colombian dance in a country where it is often celebrated - Colombia. Melissa Teodoro, SRU associate professor of dance, an expert in the genre and Colombia native, led the one-week trip. Students reconstructed a historic dance called the "Seresese," in collaboration with faculty and peers at the Universidad de Cartagena.

  • SRU named one of America’s Best Small Town Colleges 8/14/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named in the top 50 of America’s Best Small Town Colleges by BestColleges.com, an online resource dedicated to helping students make educated choices about their future.

  • SRU students learn ‘down by the seaside’ 8/13/2015

    Stephanie Case, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate who studies marine biology, remembers her three-week research journey to a remote part of Tidewater, Virginia, where fiddler crabs, jellyfish, saltwater marshes and other aquatic life thrive.

  • SRU’s Smith provides climate-expert voice 8/13/2015

    Langdon Smith, Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and the environment, provided the expert voice when KCBS-AM radio in San Francisco needed an academic to talk about the U.S. Park Service response to climate change.

  • Slippery Rock University named "a best in the northeast" college by The Princeton Review 8/12/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the best colleges in the Northeast by the The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company listed SRU among its "Best in the Northeast" recommended schools in its "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature accessible at: http://www.princetonreview.com/bestNEcolleges. Only 225 colleges in eleven Northeastern states made The Princeton Review's "Best in the Northeast" list for 2016.

  • SRU launches new data analytics master's program 8/12/2015

    Graduates of Slippery Rock University’s newest master’s program in Data Analytics will not only enter a profession the Harvard Business Review has dubbed the most desirable job of the 21st century, but upon completion of the program will receive both a master of science from SRU and professional certification from the SAS Institute for Advanced Analytics.

  • FEAR NOT: SRU professor helps students overcome speech anxiety 8/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University communication professor Allison Peiritsch estimates that most students in her public speaking classes don’t really want to be there because to some degree they are nervous speakers.

  • Disc golf world championships wrap up at Slippery Rock 8/10/2015

    The 2015 Pro Disc Golf World Championships on the campus of Slippery Rock University officially started with a men's open division preliminary round Aug. 4 at 8:30 a.m., but in reality the championships started more than two years ago when it was first announced that the top event in the disc golf world would be coming to the region.

  • Educational attainment linked to longer life 8/7/2015

    Increase education, researchers claimed, and you can significantly reduce adult mortality. According to Dr. Jeffrey Lynn, an associate professor in SRU’s exercise science program, it may not be that simple due to the inherent selection bias in such a study, but that doesn’t mean more education will not indirectly increase an individual’s lifespan.

  • Footloose in a hand-built American classic 8/6/2015

    The manual transmission doesn’t deter the Slippery Rock University music education major from driving his hand-built, vintage speedster to campus and elsewhere as the signature vehicle of his vintage-car hobby. Neubert, of Saxonburg, cranks the engine, nudges the brakes and keeps his hand on the throttle as he experiences the thrill of an open-air ride with panoramic views of Old Main and beyond.

  • Student interns hit stride at MSA Safety Incorporated 8/5/2015

    Picture this: You’re a college student working at a Fortune 500 company, where you produce training videos for a business with 40 international locations and $1.1 billion in revenues. Target audience: the world.

  • Experts: rattlesnake bite fatalities remain rare 8/4/2015

    While a Beaver County man’s June death from a rattlesnake bite rattled up stereotypical fears, two Slippery Rock University rattlesnake experts – Wil Taylor, a 1994 parks and recreation graduate who directs Jennings Environmental Nature Center and Jack Layne, professor of biology, say fatal encounters are rare.

  • SRU Physical therapy students to help Peruvians in need 8/3/2015

    While many of their classmates will be looking for ways to enjoy their last few days of summer prior to heading back to Slippery Rock University, six members of SRU’s doctor of physical therapy program along with Professor Mary Ann Holbein-Jenny will be spending their final 18 days of summer providing physical therapy to the underserved population of Peru.

  • Sustainable farming isn’t just greening – it’s learning 7/31/2015

    The vegetable beds on the campus of Slippery Rock University are bringing forth their harvest – peppers, squash, onions and lettuce. Soil-savvy students are growing new varieties of produce this summer as they research and implement pollutant-free, sustainable farming.

  • SRU stages Aug. 8-9 French and Indian War weekend 7/30/2015

    A historical snapshot of Colonial America, including a military encampment and battle reenactment, will be presented when Slippery Rock University offers “French and Indian War Weekend” Aug. 8-9 at its Old Stone House.

  • Bitten by the Bug 7/29/2015

    “Have you ever driven an old VW? Then you know the sweet smell of gasoline and old age mixed to perfection,” said Coffelt, Slippery Rock University director of retention services. “Ah, it’s a Bug all right. It’s not just the smell but the sound as well – the high-pitched vibration that rattles through your soul. If you have not had the privilege, there is no way I can explain the iconic aroma, the whine.”

  • SRU students volunteer at MLB All-Star Game 7/28/2015

    A.J. Burnett, Garrett Cole, Andrew McCutchen and Mark Melancon weren’t the only Pittsburgh area residents to take a working vacation to the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Two students in the Slippery Rock University sport management program also made the trip.

  • SRU graduate named Concordia Visiting Nurses CFO 7/28/2015

    Tammy Young, a 1998 Slippery Rock University accounting graduate, has been named chief financial officer for Concordia Visiting Nurses/Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot.

  • SRU’s new building addresses will aid first responders 7/27/2015

    When a call comes into the 911 switchboard in Butler County requesting aid at Slippery Rock University, emergency personnel will no longer have to wonder where on 1 Morrow Way they should respond. Campus buildings now have their own street addresses that first responders can see from the road.

  • SRU receives U.S. EPA grant, Economics PA funding 7/27/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been awarded $91,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency environmental education grants program and will combine it with $30,333 in matching funds from EconomicsPennsylvania to create a weeklong “Healthy Planet, Healthy People” camp for high school students next summer.

  • SRU researchers provide insight into plant genetics 7/24/2015

    Nichole Dafoe, SRU assistant professor of biology, said the research she is conducting with undergraduate biology majors Logan Pollman of Slippery Rock and Erica Burnworth of Greenville, addresses how plants respond to different stresses.

  • SRU’s GCAC to host cyber threats to businesses seminar 7/24/2015

    – Slippery Rock University’s Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a free seminar concerning Cyber Threats to Businesses from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 13, 2015 at The Center for Innovation at Southpointe, Bailey Center II Building.

  • SRU student takes part in USOC minority leadership program 7/23/2015

    Gervon Williams, a senior sport management major from Chambersburg, recently spent eight days taking part in the exclusive 2015 United States Olympic Committee’s 22nd annual Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere program.

  • SRU graduates lead Pittsburgh Passion to championship game 7/23/2015

    Spurred on by a contingent of players from Slippery Rock University, the Pittsburgh Passion will have the chance to repeat as champions of the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) 7 p.m. Saturday when it plays the Utah Falconz in the league's championship game in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

  • Coastal Carolina women's basketball hires Rock grad 7/23/2015

    Heather Kearney, a 1999 Slippery Rock University sport management graduate, has been named assistant women's basketball coach at Coastal Carolina University.

  • SHHHHH! Campus spots offer quiet places to “slow down” 7/22/2015

    Sometimes, as the old Simon and Garfunkel song says, “you gotta’ just slow down.” If you need a respite from the craziness of life and a place where you can enjoy some peace and quiet, Slippery Rock University offers plenty of gems, many of them hidden in plain sight. Enjoy.

  • Disc golf pros review Slippery Rock’s redesigned course 7/21/2015

    In preparation for the upcoming 2015 Pro Disc Golf Association (PDGA) world championships at Slippery Rock University, the top disc golfers in the world are coming to SRU early to play practice rounds and gauge the course. So far reviews have been stellar.

  • SRU fosters transfer student success 7/21/2015

    Oh where or where did that student go? According to a report issued recently by Indiana University’s Project on Academic Success and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, the student most likely transferred to another institution.

  • SRU graduate named Lynn University director of athletics 7/21/2015

    Devin Crosby, who graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in communication, was recently named director of athletics at Lynn University.

  • SRU earns national “Best Places to Work” recognition 7/20/2015

    Drum roll, please. Slippery Rock University has again been selected by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of 62 four-year institutions nationally to be recognized as a “Great Place to Work For.”

  • Enjoy the summer without getting burned 7/17/2015

    Legendary Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich once penned that if she were ever asked to deliver a commencement address, her advice to graduates would be this: wear sunscreen.

  • State System board of governors’ chair states: “It’s time to invest in our state-owned universities” 7/16/2015

    Perhaps the most important decision the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education makes each year involves setting tuition for Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities.

  • SRU-organized Graphical Web Conference seeks submissions 7/16/2015

    The Slippery Rock University-organized Graphical Web Conference set for Sept. 23-25 in Pittsburgh and showcasing the latest in Web art and storytelling is accepting conference submissions from students, faculty, staff, alumni and artists worldwide until August 1.

  • SRU graduate earns LCCC Faculty Excellence Award 7/16/2015

    Mary Jo DiGiandomenico, a 1981 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate, has been named the 2015 Lorain County [Ohio] Community College Faculty Excellence Award recipient.

  • SRU scores “College of Distinction” hat trick 7/15/2015

    If the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Slippery Rock University seem to be smiling more than usual this week, they have good reason. The University was recently recognized as a National College of Distinction, a Public College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction for the exemplary educational experiences it provides to students.

  • Rock stargazers anticipate heavenly show 7/14/2015

    The dwarf planet Pluto, formerly the ninth planet in our solar system, is about to reveal some of its icy secrets, and Slippery Rock University stargazers are out of this world excited by the promise of new discovery.

  • SRU enters video scoreboard arena; Alumnus gift makes purchase possible 7/14/2015

    Sporting events at Milhalik-Thompson Stadium will have an added element of excitement this year. Plans for a new state-of-the-art video scoreboard and sound system were unveiled today by Paul Lueken, Slippery Rock University director of athletics.

  • SRU announces personnel changes 7/14/2015

    Slippery Rock University has announced the following staff changes

  • PCN program to feature SRU President 7/14/2015

    Cheryl Norton, Slippery Rock University president, will be the featured guest July 19 on Infinite Possibilities, a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities.

  • Rock field hockey wins PSAC Team GPA Award 7/14/2015

    The Slippery Rock University field hockey team claimed its fourth consecutive Team GPA award from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference when the league announced its annual team academic awards July 9, 2015.

  • ‘Uganda Project’ students’ seed aquaponics venture 7/13/2015

    Slippery Rock University students involved with its Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator have entered the sustainable agriculture field of aquaponics.

  • Board of Governors approves $240 tuition increase 7/10/2015

    Students at Slippery Rock University and the 13 other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities will see a modest tuition increase for the 2015-16 academic year. The Board of Governors at its quarterly meeting July 9 approved raising tuition $240 while pledging to continue to seek additional state funding to support the universities' operations.

  • Board of governors approves new degree programs 7/10/2015

    Slippery Rock University students will have three new career-focused academic degrees available to them as a result of action today at the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Board of Governors meeting.

  • Board of Governors extends Norton’s contract 7/10/2015

    lippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton got compliments and a contract extension from The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education at their quarterly meeting July 9. The contract extension runs through June 30, 2018.

  • Board of Governors re-elects Pichini chair; Conley, Maser elected vice chairs 7/10/2015

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors at its July 9 meeting re-elected Guido Pichini to a fifth consecutive term as its chairman.

  • SRU Leadership Tower redesign enhances participation 7/9/2015

    One less obstacle. Slippery Rock University students, faculty, staff and visitors who previously weren't able to utilize the 35-foot climbing tower at the Leadership Development training Center have one less obstacle to overcome. The University has installed 200 new handholds on the north and south climbing walls to meet the needs of more climbers.

  • Rock has 171 PSAC Scholar-Athletes in 2014-15 7/9/2015

    A total of 171 Slippery Rock University student-athletes were named as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes for maintaining above a 3.25 grade point average during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Staff parking permits now available 7/8/2015

    Windy Stafford, Slippery Rock University manager of parking and police support services, has a word of advice for faculty and staff; get your new parking permit now. Current permits expire August 31.

  • Professional Disc Golf Championships coming to SRU 7/8/2015

    More than 400 of the top disc golf athletes on the planet are set to come to Slippery Rock University for the 2015 Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) world championships Aug. 1-8.

  • Creative landscaping helps campus shine 7/7/2015

    Self-watering flowerpots filled with annuals provide instant color in front of buildings. Potted banana palms accent walkways, and old shrubs have been ripped out and replaced with royal purple smoke bushes, knock out roses and sweet gum trees, among other species.

  • Alumna pens book offering creativity tips 7/7/2015

    Doreen Marcia Poreba, a 1980 Slippery Rock University communication graduate and creativity coach, has written “Idiot’s Guide: Unlocking Your Creativity.”

  • ‘Heartsaver’ class addresses cardiac emergencies 7/6/2015

    Every second counts during a cardiac emergency. To make sure its employees make those most of those critical seconds, Slippery Rock University is offering employee training in two interventions that save lives – CPR and Automated External Defibrillator use.

  • TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO SRU 7/6/2015

    Summer is a perfect time to visit Slippery Rock University. If you’re a high school junior or senior, visiting a college and touring the campus is one of the best things you can do to help choose a school that’s right for you.

  • SRU athletic communication staff earns national honors 7/2/2015

    The Slippery Rock University athletic communication staff was honored with multiple publications awards in the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) annual publications contest.

  • SRU’s sustainability efforts capture national award 7/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University has won the 2015 APPA Sustainability Award in Facilities Management for its efforts in reducing waste, lessening greenhouse gases and demonstrating leadership in green building design, recycling and educational programs for students and community residents.

  • ‘Infinite Opportunities’ premieres this week, show highlights Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities 7/1/2015

    "Infinite Opportunities," a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education universities, will premiere at 2 p.m., Sunday, on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

  • SRU's Kneupper pens "'Love' in 'A Course in Miracles'" 6/30/2015

    Theodore Kneupper, Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of philosophy, has had his book "'Love' in 'A Course in Miracles' An Inquiry into its Views on the Theory and Practice of Love" published by Mind Unlimited Press.

  • VFW convention to spotlight SRU's veterans' program 6/29/2015

    Slippery University’s Telehealth program for student veterans will be featured when the 116th VFW National Convention meets July 18-22, in Pittsburgh.

  • Summertime blues? Stay calm and get movin’ 6/29/2015

    If summer finds you out of shape and looking for excuses to avoid swimming suits at all costs, the experts in Slippery Rock University's exercise science and nutrition programs have some sage advice: Stay calm and move, move, move.

  • SRU’S Chmielewski selected as interim CHES dean 6/29/2015

    Jerry Chmielewski, a Slippery Rock University biology professor, has been named interim dean for the College of Health, Environment and Science.

  • Independence Day celebrations offer fun, fireworks 6/26/2015

    Everyone loves fireworks on the Fourth of July, but law enforcement officials are encouraging people to leave the pyrotechnic displays to the professionals and as they say on TV, "do not try this at home."

  • Grant helps combat underage drinking 6/26/2015

    Slippery Rock University has received a $40,000 Alcohol Education Grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to provide a comprehensive approach to reducing underage and dangerous drinking. The funding is for two years.

  • State System to launch show featuring '14 Universities. Infinite possibilities.' 6/25/2015

    Frank Brogan, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, is serving as host for a new cable television show,"Infinite Opportunities." The show premieres July 5 at 2 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Cable Network and will feature the wide range of enriching opportunities at Pennsylvania's 14 state system universities.

  • Reinhardt, Anderson named Capital One Academic All-Americans 6/25/2015

    Slippery Rock University track and field standouts David Reinhardt (Bradford, Pa./Bradford) and Sabrina Anderson (Warren, Pa./Warren Area) have been named to Capital One Academic All-America honors.

  • ROCK ON 6/24/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Camp Rock program for children on the autism spectrum provided equine-assisted therapeutic recreation and other activities promoting health. The two-week camp, attended by 27 adolescents, offered horseback riding, archery, fishing, boating and swimming. More than 10 SRU therapeutic recreation majors, faculty and Storm Harbor Equestrian Center staff ran the camp.

  • SRU, Sri Lanka delegation reach accords; plan next exchange 6/23/2015

    Two days of talks and tours resulted in a “robust understanding heading toward a long-term, mutually beneficial formal agreement” said Philip Way, Slippery Rock University provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, in describing recent on-campus discussions between SRU and a delegation from the National School of Business Management in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • SRU women soldiers lead the charge 6/23/2015

    Who says women aren’t tough enough for the Army? Certainly no one at Slippery Rock University, where women are an integral part of the ROTC, train alongside men and earn commissions as second lieutenants in proportionately higher percentages than women in the regular Army.

  • Deposit deadline nears for SRU Gateway Program 6/23/2015

    Potential students have until June 30 to enroll in Slippery Rock University’s new Gateway Program, an alternative entrance program, designed to help them improve their study skills and learning abilities while earning college credits.

  • SRU art professor exhibits work at IUP 6/23/2015

    Barbara Westman's "Experiment: Poland/ USA Fiber Art Collaboration" project that began in July 2013 as a collaboration between Slippery Rock University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland, and her own "Colors on White" exhibition are on display at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania's University Museum. Westman is an assistant art professor.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series books five musical acts 6/22/2015

    Patrons of the arts will be treated to five musical acts ranging from top-rated singers, to family performers to holiday and Broadway music as part of the 2015-16 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

  • SRU announces new appointments, assignments 6/22/2015

    The Office of Human Resources at Slippery Rock University announces the following appointments and reassignments.

  • Horses help heal military heroes 6/19/2015

    The group of veterans made its way slowly into the equestrian center stable at Slippery Rock University. Some were in wheelchairs, others nursing bad knees, hips and backs. Almost as if on cue, the horses nickered, saying "Hello" to the nation's heroes.

  • SRU College of Education promotes data-driven teaching 6/19/2015

    Data, data, data: It’s everywhere and now Slippery Rock University students undertaking their student-teaching assignments on their way to becoming full-fledged teachers will have even more data on which to base, and improve, their classroom teaching skills.

  • SRU nursing graduate to lead CCBC nursing school 6/18/2015

    Shelly Moore, a 1998 Slippery Rock University bachelor of science in nursing graduate has been appointed dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Community College of Beaver County effective June 23.

  • SRU teams take top honors in Future POS competition 6/16/2015

    Future POS, a point-of-sale software development company in Center Township, recently awarded more than $10,500 in scholarships to college students, including three Slippery Rock University teams, as part of its second Future POS Scholastic Challenge.

  • SRU alumna fights Ebola in Africa 6/14/2015

    When a crisis strikes, Slippery Rock University graduate Trisha Wright takes the first plane out – even to Liberia.

  • SRU announces new appointments, assignments 6/11/2015

    The Office of Human Resources at Slippery Rock University announces the following appointments and reassignments

  • SRU receives national art and design accreditation 6/11/2015

    The Slippery Rock University art department has been approved for five-year, accredited membership by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design following the association’s comprehensive review of the academic quality of SRU’s art program.

  • SRU trustees green light two programs 6/11/2015

    Students at Slippery Rock University could soon be catching the wave of expanding career opportunities in the petroleum and natural gas industries and professional dance fields, as the result of the Council of Trustees vote to send two proposed majors to the State System’s board of governors for approval.

  • SRU names new College of Business dean 6/11/2015

    Lawrence Shao, a tenured professor of finance at Marshall University’s College of Business and former eight-year division head of its finance and economics department, has been named the new dean of Slippery Rock University’s College of Business.

  • SRU celebrates 2015 Spring Commencement 6/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University distributed 1,549 diplomas including: 49 doctor of physical therapy degrees, 245 master's degrees and 1,301 undergraduate degrees in two ceremonies May 9, 2015. Six SRU Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets were sworn in as second lieutenants.

  • SRU Veterans Club salutes ‘Old Glory’ 6/11/2015

    While any day is appropriate to display Old Glory, the Slippery Rock University Veterans’ Club is urging residents throughout the region to make a special effort to display the U.S. flag on Flag Day, June 14.

  • SRU trustees receive faculty/staff retirements 6/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University trustees were informed of recent human resources actions, including retirements

  • SRU’s Dailey turns 'brief thought' into conference 6/11/2015

    When Slippery Rock University computer science Professor David Dailey attended his first Graphical Web Conference in Tokyo in 2007 the thought of one day hosting the prestigious conference briefly crossed his mind.

  • ‘Friendship 9’ leader receives doctor of laws 6/11/2015

    Thomas Gaither, retired Slippery Rock University biology professor and "Friendship 9" civil rights activist who defied segregation laws in South Carolina in 1961, was honored this spring with an honorary doctor of laws from Washington & Jefferson Collage.

  • Sanctuarium animalia 6/11/2015

    Native folklore depicts the animal as a trickster. Other cultures revere the species as a symbol of military might. The explorers Lewis and Clark first noted the jackal-eared creature in 1804 in what is now Chamberlain, South Dakota and referred to it as a “prairie wolf.”

  • Health educator explains skinny on cholesterol 6/11/2015

    Wendy Stuhldreher, Slippery Rock University professor emerita of public health and social work, unscrambles confusion about “good and bad” cholesterol like a chef separating egg yoke from white.

  • SRU trustees praise president; honor retiring dean 6/11/2015

    The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees praised SRU President Cheryl Norton today at their quarterly meeting and voted unanimously to send a letter to the chancellor recommending her contract be extended.

  • Baltimore Orioles draft SRU's Jack Graham 6/11/2015

    Jack Graham, a Slippery Rock University political science major from Zelienople and second baseman on the SRU baseball team, was selected Wednesday in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

  • SRU student uses scholarship for St. Lucia internship 6/9/2015

    Mary Krewduk, a Slippery Rock University communication and interdisciplinary programs major from Ridgeway, has been named a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship recipient and will study in St. Lucia this summer.

  • Carol Holland elected PFHWF trustee emeritus 6/4/2015

    Carol Holland, retired director of Slippery Rock University's Counseling Center and a long-serving trustee on the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund board of trustees, has been voted to trustee emeritus status.

  • SRU's Debra Pincek receives system's Brown award 6/2/2015

    Debra Pincek, executive director of student services at Slippery Rock University, was presented the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education's Chief Student Affairs Officers' Suzanne S. Brown Distinguished Service and Outstanding Professional Award.

  • SRU residence halls make Top 10 College Dorms list 5/28/2015

    Every student's desire is to live in the best college dorms possible. According to the latest report from the newly formed Top 10 College Dorms report Slippery Rock University's residence halls make the grade.

  • 11 SRU men make All-Region team; 2 get NCAA nod 5/26/2015

    The Slippery Rock University men's track and field team placed 11 men on the All-Region team in the Atlantic Region announced recently by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and two of them have gained entry to the NCAA Championships.

  • 10 SRU women make All-Region team; 4 get NCAA nod 5/21/2015

    The Slippery Rock University women's track and field team placed 10 women on the All-Region team in the Atlantic Region announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and four of them were named by the NCAA to compete in the 2015 NCAA Division II National Championships at Grand Valley State University.

  • SRU finds No. 13 lucky in rankings 5/19/2015

    For Slippery Rock University, 13 is a lucky number. The University's online education program has been ranked 13th best in the nation by Online Master's Programs.

  • SRU's John Hicks named ATE board member 5/14/2015

    John Hicks, assistant professor of secondary education at Slippery Rock University, has been elected to an at-large seat on the board of directors for the Association of Teacher Educators.

  • SRU sport management graduate is U of L speaker 5/8/2015

    Per Svensson, a 2010 Slippery Rock University sport management major and a soon-to-be doctoral sport management graduate at the University of Louisville, will deliver the student commencement address at U of L's College of Education and Human Development May 10 ceremony.

  • State system grant funds DNA research 5/7/2015

    Nicole DaFoe, Slippery Rock University associate professor of biology, has received a $9,924 grant from the State System Faculty Professional Development Council for a student-faculty research project on cellular DNA.

  • Countdown to new sru.edu begins 5/1/2015

    Visitors to Slippery Rock University's website will soon see something very different. A new and improved sru.edu, the first major redesign and architectural restructuring for the University website since 2008, is expected to debut in June.

  • SRU to present 1549 diplomas 5/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University will distribute 1,549 diplomas to doctorate, master's degree and undergraduates in two ceremonies May 9, when it hosts its annual spring commencement exercises in Morrow Field House.

  • Colleen Gray pens Lee Hoiby biography 5/1/2015

    Colleen Gray, Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, has sung the works of American composer Lee Hoiby at venues around the world. Now she's written a resource book that includes a complete catalog of all of his known songs.

  • SRU President Norton honors staff, lists University's accomplishments 4/24/2015

    In a 30-minute address at the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton updated the campus on a myriad of projects and counted a long list of accolades the University had earned over the past year.

  • SRU IT associate provost says: 'Keep your passwords to yourself' 4/24/2015

    "It's the end of the spring semester, and usually that sounds the bell for phishing scams, malware attacks and other assorted IT security issues," said John Ziegler, Slippery Rock University associate provost for information an administrative technology services, as he looked over his incoming email that included bogus messages and personal information requests.

  • Google joins SRU to sponsor Graphical Web Conference 4/24/2015

    Google Inc., the worldwide Internet services provider, has signed on as a sponsor for this year's Graphical Web Conference being organized by Slippery Rock University in downtown Pittsburgh Sept. 23-26.

  • System generates $6.7B annual impact; returns $11 for every tax dollar 4/17/2015

    Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, which comprises the commonwealth's 14 public universities, generates more than $6.7 billion annually in economic activity, and, in addition to its own 12,000 employees, supports about 62,000 external jobs statewide, many with the hundreds of small businesses that thrive in and around the campus communities, according to a new study released today.

  • SRU Alumni Association honors young alumni, SRU students 4/17/2015

    The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will add four names to its Young Alumni Award recipient list at its 5 p.m., April 18, annual recognition and awards banquet at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • Hill to present convocation address 4/17/2015

    Katelyn Hill, a Slippery Rock University early childhood and special education major from Stow, Ohio, and president of the Student Government Association, will deliver the keynote address when the University hosts is annual Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation at 1:30 p.m., April 18, in Morrow Field House.

  • President's Outstanding Service Award honors two Slippery Rock University staff 4/10/2015

    The 2015 President's Award for Outstanding Service at Slippery Rock University will go to Patrick Beswick, director of Residential Education, and Lori Wolfe, storekeeper II in facilities and planning The pair will collect their awards at the April 18 Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation.

  • New Gateway Program helps applicants 4/10/2015

    Slippery Rock University applicants who have great academic potential, but were denied admission to SRU, will now have the opportunity to begin work toward an SRU degree by enrolling in the University's newly created Gateway Program.

  • Students, educators laud SRU's online masters' degree programs 4/10/2015

    Nick DeWitt, a student in the Slippery Rock University online master's degree program in history who teaches civics in Brookville, wasn't surprised to learn SRU's online graduate history program has been named fourth best in the nation in the 2015 Best Online Master's Program by OnlineMastersPrograms.org.

  • University names Warren Anderson associate provost for student success 4/3/2015

    Warren Anderson, associate vice president for diversity and inclusion at Clarkson University, has been named to the newly created post of associate provost for student success at Slippery Rock University. He will join the University May 18.

  • SRU online education certificate earns department of education approval 4/3/2015

    Slippery Rock University's College of Education has received online instruction program endorsement from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality.

  • SRU honors William Bergmann with president's scholarly achievement award 4/3/2015

    William Bergmann, assistant professor of history at Slippery Rock University, will receive the 2014-15 President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement at the April 18 Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation. Bergmann is being honored for his book "The American National State and the Early West."