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  • SRU prepares to ‘WOW’ incoming students 8/18/2017

    Slippery Rock University's traditional Weekend of Welcome, a program dedicated to helping new students move in and get settled at the University prior to the first day of classes, has undergone some significant changes this year. One could think of this year's program as WOW on steroids.

  • SRU's computing degree program earns prestigious ABET accreditation 8/17/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Bachelor of Science in Computing degree program is officially accredited, an important step after several previously accredited degree programs within SRU's Department of Computer Science were recently rolled into the newly named computing degree program as concentrations.

  • SRU’s online master’s in history earns top 25 ranking 8/16/2017

    SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degree in history has been ranked among this year’s “25 Best Affordable Online Master’s in History Degree Programs” by Grad School Hub.

  • SRU prepares to welcome more than 40 students from abroad 8/11/2017

    For more than three-dozen new freshman, exchange and transfer students who will be arriving on campus this fall, Slippery Rock University is quite literally “a world away.”

  • SRU, nation prepare to witness total eclipse of the sun 8/10/2017

    The Aug. 21 event will be visible in totality across an entire band of the country, but will only be visible in other countries as a partial eclipse. The previous time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous U.S. was June 8, 1918.

  • SRU named an in-state ‘best online college’ 8/9/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized as a one of the Top 20 best online colleges in Pennsylvania by onlinecollegeplan.com.

  • Pair of donations will spur growth and expansion at Storm Harbor Equestrian Center 8/8/2017

    The Storm Harbor Equestrian Center at Slippery Rock University is a shining example of how equine-assisted programs can improve the lives of a variety of individuals. Storm Harbor will be able to shine even brighter and reach more groups, thanks to donations from two families that will allow for additional staff and the facility’s first expansion since it opened 12 years ago.

  • Presidential Search Update 8/7/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Presidential Search Committee has announced the official advertising campaign to solicit candidates for the 17th presidency of SRU will begin June 15.

  • SRU named one of The Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern" colleges 8/7/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the best colleges in the Northeastern region by The Princeton Review. The accolade was included on the well-known education services company's "2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region".

  • State System board of governors names interim chancellor 8/4/2017

    The board of governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has selected Clarion University President Karen Whitney to serve as interim chancellor beginning Sept. 12.

  • SRU students gain field experience at Pymatuning Ecology Lab 8/3/2017

    College students enrolled in summer courses typically have to sacrifice opportunities for typical “fun in the sun,” such as spending time at a lake. Fortunately, Slippery Rock University students can do both at the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology. SRU is part of a consortium of 10 universities in western Pennsylvania that provide courses during four sessions, May 15-Aug. 4 at PLE sites surrounding Pymatuning Lake, about one hour northwest of the University, near Linesville.

  • Trailblazing: SRU online master’s student creates own path to success 8/2/2017

    Mammoth Lakes, California, and Slippery Rock University may seem worlds apart – it’s actually only 2,355 miles – but for Kelly Workman, pursuing a master’s degree at The Rock was only as far away as her Wi-Fi connection.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series announces 2017-18 schedule 8/1/2017

    The sounds of some of music’s biggest acts, past and present, will fill the air – and the schedule – as part of the 2017-18 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in history ranked among most affordable 8/1/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degree in history has been ranked among the 2017 “Most Affordable Online Master’s in History Degrees” by AffordableColleges.com.

  • SRU biology major conducting new soybean plant research 7/31/2017

    The United States, as the world’s largest producer of soybeans, has nearly 90 million acres devoted to the crop, according to the most recent outlook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The most interesting soybeans however, could very well sprout up in a greenhouse at Slippery Rock University’s Vincent Science Center.

  • SRU flute ensemble to perform at national convention 7/28/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s flute ensemble has been selected to perform in the 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota.

  • SRU academic programs earn badges of distinction 7/28/2017

    Already recognized as a “College of Distinction” for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes, Slippery Rock University has now been honored with Field of Study badges for its expert blending of liberal arts with professional programming in the areas of business, education and nursing.

  • FULL STEAM AHEAD 7/27/2017

    Work to replace a steam line along Maltby Avenue began July 19. The project, which is expected to continue through Aug. 31, is being conducted in stages. Due to work associated with the project, traffic patterns on Maltby Avenue will be altered at various points. For additional information, contact Andy Wilson in facilities, planning and environmental safety at 724.738.2964.

  • SRU is again named a ‘College of Distinction’ 7/26/2017

    Slippery Rock University has again been named a National “College of Distinction,” a Pennsylvania “College of Distinction” and a Public “College of Distinction” by collegesofdistinction.com.

  • SRU expanding student services with trio of success coaches 7/26/2017

    They won’t be wearing whistles around their necks or even toting clipboards, but coaches of a different sort have arrived at Slippery Rock University ready to help students win.

  • SRU library technician paints his way into renowned exhibition 7/25/2017

    No matter if it’s rain, shine or stink bug season, Kevin McLatchy can usually be found outdoors, sketching the sloping horizons surrounding his New Wilmington home. And while the SRU library technician enjoys going about his craft in relative anonymity around western Pennsylvania, in the greater Youngstown, Ohio area, McLatchy is a celebrated painter at one of the most prestigious art exhibitions in the country.

  • SRU dance program provides stage for Factor family reunion:Parents from Turkey connect with son from Iowa at Mom and Dad’s alma mater 7/25/2017

    Where else but at Slippery Rock University could the headmaster of an elite, private high school in Turkey visit with a dance instructor from Iowa – who just happens to be his son? The crazy reunion came about recently courtesy of SRU’s Dance Department.

  • SRU pair grabs gold at state pickleball championship 7/24/2017

    Competition is in Gino Cicconi’s blood. From timing his jogs around the neighborhood to shooting baskets against college students, the Slippery Rock University information technology technician has always enjoyed the thrill of a good rivalry, whether it’s with himself or others.

  • SRU art and dance exhibit to set sail in Baltimore 7/20/2017

    Widely known as the Charm City, Baltimore is about to see its waterfront skyline become even more, well, charming, this summer thanks in part to a convergence of art and dance imported from Slippery Rock University.

  • MOVING DAY 7/20/2017

    Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton and her husband Henry are spending the day assisting movers with packing their possessions for a move to Colorado. Norton, the 16th president of SRU and the first woman to serve in that capacity, is retiring from the University effective July 21. Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s board of governors named Philip Way, SRU provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, to serve as interim president until a new president is on board.

  • SRU honors students take part in State System study abroad trip to Belize 7/19/2017

    Belize is a tiny country that’s difficult to find on a map, let alone analyze the sustainability of its ecotourism or the globalization of its agriculture. But that’s exactly what two students from Slippery Rock University’s honors program did as part of a study abroad trip funded through Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and organized by Mansfield University.

  • SRU students conducting elaborate blood pressure study 7/18/2017

    When freshman arrive at Slippery Rock University, It’s only natural that they have questions – lots of them. But it was one question asked more than three years ago that has led to an elaborate study at SRU involving 100 participants and more than $10,000 in combined grants.

  • SRU recognized nationally as a “Great College to Work For” 7/17/2017

    Slippery Rock University has once again been selected as one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. This is the seventh time in eight years SRU has won the distinction.

  • MONEY magazine identifies SRU as a ‘best value’ 7/14/2017

    For the second consecutive year, Slippery Rock University has been recognized by MONEY Magazine as one of the nation’s best value universities, making the list of the publication’s “Best Colleges for the Money.”

  • SRU’s health information management program approved by BOG 7/14/2017

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education have approved Slippery Rock University's master’s degree program in health information management. The program, which will begin in fall 2018, is the first of its kind in the State System.

  • SRU students tell “artful” stories through Polish exhibit 7/13/2017

    Can stories be told without words? To “hear” Ashli Barron tell it, yes they can. “Every person has their own unique story to be unleashed into the world,” said the Slippery Rock University senior developmental psychology major. “The best way to tell my story has always been through art.”

  • BOG approves 3.5 percent tuition increase for 2017-18 7/13/2017

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education have approved a 3.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year. The $127-per-semester increase sets the base tuition rate for most full-time Pennsylvania residents, who comprise about 90 percent of all State System university students, at $3,746 per term or $7,492 for the full year. Even with the increase, State System universities will remain the lowest-cost option among all four-year colleges and universities in the state.

  • Do you know where to find an AED on campus? 7/12/2017

    Quick – do you know where the nearest automated external defibrillator on campus is located? Think carefully, because the answer to this pop-quiz question could be a matter of life and death. “Wherever I’m going, I’m always scanning for the AED,” said Kristina Benkeser, director of Student Health Services. “It’s nurse instinct. Let me know where that thing is.” But what about those of us that don’t have that nurse instinct? For Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff, finding out where the AEDs are located around campus could be critical if they happen upon someone who is unresponsive or under cardiac arrest.

  • SRU homecoming game to stream on ESPN3 7/12/2017

    The NCAA has announced that Slippery Rock University's homecoming football game against rival Indiana University at 2 p.m., Oct. 14 will stream nationally on ESPN3 and the ESPN app as part of the NCAA Division II Football Showcase.

  • SRU student compiling a history of homecoming and May queens 7/11/2017

    How true is the expression “Uneasy is the head that wears the crown”? A Slippery Rock University student plans to find that answer, and a lot more, in a research project about former SRU homecoming and May queens. Anna Swartwout, a senior English literature major from Renfrew, received a $725 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience grant to research and conduct an oral history project with the working title “The Queens of Slippery Rock.”

  • DECONSTRUCTING THE PAST 7/10/2017

    Among the piles of broken concrete and twisted metal, it would appear all that’s left of Slippery Rock University’s former Kraus Hall now are memories. The demolition of the long-time residence hall began July 6. Built in 1966, the hall was originally known as "The Riviera," a privately owned facility belonging to Stanley Kraus. Kraus donated the hall to the University in 1982. The hall, valued at $4.5 million at that time, was the largest gift ever received by the University. It continued to house students until 2009. Photos by Joseph Anzalone, communication and digital media production major from New Castle.

  • SRU’s Nicholls named vice president of Pittsburgh’s AMA chapter 7/7/2017

    Slippery Rock University associate professor of business Jeananne Nicholls has been named vice president of collegiate relations of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Marketing Association.

  • SRU sweeps PSAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards 7/7/2017

    Slippery Rock University track and field standouts Sabrina Anderson and David Reinhardt have been honored with the highest academic honor the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference gives as they were named the Pete Nevins Scholar-Athletes of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Cheryl, Thanks for the memories 7/7/2017

    The faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Slippery Rock University bid a fond farewell to Cheryl Norton, who will conclude her five-year run as University president July 21.

  • CRUMBLIN’ DOWN 7/6/2017

    The walls and roof of the former Kraus Hall came down July 6 as the demolition of the former Slippery Rock University residence hall began. Built in 1966, the hall was originally known as "The Riviera," a privately owned facility belonging to Stanley Kraus. Kraus donated the hall to the University in 1982. The hall, valued at $4.5 million at that time, was the largest gift ever received by the University. It continued to house students until 2009.

  • SRU’s Norton to present University action plan to State System 7/6/2017

    Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton will present the University’s 2017-2018 Action Plan to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education board of governors July 6.

  • SRU master’s degree in history named ‘most affordable’ 7/5/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named a 2017 “Most Affordable Online College for a Master’s in History” by onlineu.org, a free and comprehensive online guide from SR Education Group, that allows students to compare all online colleges in the country.

  • SRU chemistry major receives grant to study amino acids 7/5/2017

    You probably think jigsaw puzzles are difficult to put together and easy to take apart. For McKayla Miller, it’s the exact opposite. Miller, a junior chemistry major from North Ridgeville, Ohio, is spending her summer in the chemistry lab trying to solve ways to deconstruct a puzzle – an amino acid puzzle. As a recipient of a $725 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience grant, Miller is attempting to find ways to prevent carbon chains from stacking like puzzle pieces via her research topic, “Synthesis of Complex Alpha, Alpha Dialkylated Amino Acids.”

  • SRU to welcome Charlie Chaplin aficionado for July 13 event 6/29/2017

    Actor, performance coach, author. Dan Kamin is a man who wears many hats. But it is the iconic bowler hat of silent film superstar Charlie Chaplin that Kamin loves the most.

  • THEY WANNA (CAMP) ROCK 6/29/2017

    The second week of Slippery Rock University's Camp Rock offered participants a chance to fish and climb the rock wall at SRU’s Aebersold Recreation Center among its various activities. The program, for youth on the autism spectrum and which will conclude June 30, is being attended by 30 adolescents. Nearly three dozen SRU therapeutic recreation majors and local high school students are taking part, acting as mentors for the campers.

  • SRU student-athletes receive PSAC scholar-athlete honors 6/28/2017

    A total of 205 Slippery Rock University student-athletes have been recognized as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference scholar-athletes for maintaining a grade point average greater than 3.25 during the 2016-17 academic year.

  • SRU history major researching Butler’s 1900s typhoid fever epidemic 6/28/2017

    Much like the title character in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Alysha Federkeil found herself becoming “curiouser and curiouser” as she ventured deeper into her tasks at the Butler County Historical Society.

  • SRU named a ‘creative college’ 6/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been included in the 2017 edition of “Creative Colleges,” a resource book for college-bound students pursuing a degree in the creative arts.

  • SRU department changes name to Parks, Conservation and Recreational Therapy 6/26/2017

    Born from the evolution of curriculum and career offerings, the Parks and Recreation Department at Slippery Rock University has a new name. Effective immediately, the department is called the Parks, Conservation and Recreational Therapy Department. The names of the majors and courses have not changed and department leadership will continue to evaluate the academic programs as the discipline evolves.

  • SRU to host second annual Roger Bobo “Festival of Brass” summer camp 6/23/2017

    For more than 50 years, Roger Bobo helped to bring some of the most recognizable sounds to music lovers and film buffs around the world. Whether it was as a principal tubist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; a frequent performer for the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson; or as a soundtrack musician for “Star Wars: Episode IV - Return of the Jedi,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” Bobo has had a hand in shaping music history.

  • SRU’s MBA program earns a Top 25 in-state ranking 6/23/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s master’s degree in business administration has been ranked among Pennsylvania’s Top 25 MBA programs by Top Management Degrees.

  • SRU ranked among Pennsylvania’s Top 25 business schools 6/22/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked among Pennsylvania’s Top 25 Business Schools by Top Management Degrees. SRU’s bachelor of science in business administration degree trains students in the areas of: accounting, economics, finance, information systems, health care administration and management, management and marketing.

  • SRU athletic communication leads DII in national honors 6/21/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Athletic Communication Office was recognized with 10 national publication honors by the College Sports Information Directors of America when the organization's annual publication contest awards were announced June 16. Those awards bring the office's total for national honors to 14 for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • ‘CAMP ROCK’-ING GOOD TIME 6/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Camp Rock program for youth on the autism spectrum provides equine-assisted therapeutic recreation and other activities promoting health. The two-week camp, running through June 30 and being attended by 30 adolescents, offers horseback riding, archery, yard games, biking and horticulture among its variety of activities. Nearly three dozen SRU therapeutic recreation majors and local high school students are taking part, acting as mentors for the campers.

  • SRU student helps document fossil data at Carnegie Museum of Natural History 6/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University student Katie Schlea, a junior environmental geoscience and physics major from Stow, Ohio, says the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh is “one of the coolest places to visit.” Having only made two previous visits, both in the last year, Schlea is now conducting behind-the-scenes research at the museum that will make future visits for others even cooler.

  • SRU career workshops encourage students to be ‘uncommon’ 6/20/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Career Development and Education Office will be encouraging students to be “uncommon” this fall through a series of advanced career learning programs to be offered during Common Hour.

  • SRU Foundation launches online fundraising farewell to Norton 6/16/2017

    Students, alumni and friends of Slippery Rock University will have the opportunity to wish President Cheryl Norton farewell prior to her July 21 retirement by sending her an online message when they donate a gift to the University.

  • GETTING INTO THE GAMES 6/16/2017

    Dozens of children, ages 5 to 18, with blindness or other visual impairments, are taking part in the 12th Annual VIP Sports Summer Camp June 12-16 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, horseback riding, paddle boarding and ice hockey. Photos by Joey Anzalone, senior digital media production major from New Castle and Tyler Sing, senior art major from Pittsburgh.

  • SRU arts department stages social media drawing contest 6/15/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s investment in the arts has never been confined to a canvas, a sheet of music, a stage or even to its campus. The art department, in an attempt to engage high school students, further broadened its creative community by hosting an Instagram drawing contest.

  • SRU named one of Pennsylvania’s best colleges 6/15/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of Pennsylvania’s best four-year colleges by Schools.com, which describes itself as “a definitive source for education information that prides itself in connecting current and prospective students with the tools, resources, people and schools they need to help them advance in life.”

  • SRU named a top school for online master’s degree in special education: autism 6/14/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the nation’s best online schools for its master’s degree in special education: autism by Online Schools Center, a leading resource for students “looking for the latest, most useful information available to make the most informative decisions on their education and future.”

  • SRU’s Jackson named to national organization’s top post 6/14/2017

    Dallas Jackson, assistant professor of physical and health education at Slippery Rock University, will assume the presidency of The National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities at the organization’s national conference July 27-29 in Arlington, Virginia.

  • SRU developing aquaponics ecosystem with Ugandan university 6/13/2017

    Ugandan professor Joseph Ssekandi traveled to America for the first time the week of June 5 to see what appears, on the surface at least, to be little more than a couple of shallow swimming pools at Slippery Rock University. However, it’s what will eventually grow in those pools will benefit students, farmers, the Ugandan economy and a budding partnership between SRU and Uganda Martyrs University.

  • SRU trustees approve transfer of McKeever Center 6/9/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees today approved a resolution authorizing the University to transfer administration of McKeever Environmental Learning Center back to the Pennsylvania Department of Generals Services or other appropriate state agency.

  • SRU Trustees send health information management program to BOG for approval 6/9/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees today voted to advance a master’s degree in health information management program to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • SRU trustees honor President Norton; Approve new degree program 6/9/2017

    Applause filled the room June 9, as Slippery Rock University students, faculty, staff and trustees rose to their feet to honor retiring President Cheryl Norton with a standing ovation at the council of trustees regular meeting.

  • SRU’s exercise intervention study changing inmates’ lives 6/7/2017

    Inmates at the Butler County Prison have been liberated thanks to the collaborative efforts of student and faculty researchers from Slippery Rock University. No, the SRU contingent are not accomplices to a prison break, but rather freeing the spirits of the inmates through a group exercise intervention program.

  • SRU online master’s degree in history ranked nationally 6/6/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degree in history has been nationally ranked by Affordable Colleges Online, a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information.

  • LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION: CHECK IT OUT 6/6/2017

    A $4 million improvement project to Bailey Library began May 15. The project, with an expected completion date of December, will see most sections of the library remain open throughout the process. Improvements will include added computer lab and study spaces, a redesigned entryway and an expanded café. Additionally, there will be new administrative and faculty offices as well as the return of the Career Education and Development and Academic Services offices to their previous locations on the first floor.

  • SRU Trustees to meet June 8-9 6/5/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees will meet June 8-9. Committee meetings will take place in Room 322 of the Smith Student Center. The quarterly business meeting will take place at noon, June 9 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.

  • The Rocket captures two SPJ national awards 6/1/2017

    The Rocket, Slippery Rock University’s independent, student-run newspaper, has captured two national “Mark of Excellence” awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

  • LITTLE PEOPLE GET BIG SEND-OFF 6/1/2017

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association Child Care Center hosted its 2017 Preschool Graduation June 1. The ceremony gave family and friends the opportunity to share in the accomplishments and successes from the past year while the 32 "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.

  • BOG appoints Way interim president effective July 21 5/31/2017

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education has appointed Philip Way, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Slippery Rock University, to serve as the University's interim president effective July 21.

  • SRU students discuss collaboration at Florida retreat 5/31/2017

    Each year when newly elected leaders of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association meet off campus after the academic year, the executive board huddles to discuss a game plan for the year ahead. The first order of business this year was to invite student leaders from outside the SGA to participate in the planning.

  • POWERING THE FUTURE 5/30/2017

    XTO Energy representatives Steve Forde and Scott Kummer, '92, present Ed Bucha, executive director, SRU Foundation, Inc.; Jerry Chmielewski, interim dean of the College of Health, Environment and Science; Athula Herat, associate professor of physics and engineering; and Samantha Swift, director of development, SRU Foundation, Inc., with a $17,250 matching gift check May 30 from the ExxonMobil Foundation. XTO Energy is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil with headquarters in Butler County. The monies were made possible through ExxonMobil's Educational Matching Gift Program. The program matches philanthropic gifts from ExxonMobil employees and retirees on a 3:1 ratio to qualified colleges and universities. A gift to the SRU Foundation, Inc. from retired ExxonMobil employee Michele Phillips prompted the match. Both gifts have been directed to the John P. Phillips Memorial Scholarship in honor of Michele's late husband John, who received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at SRU and who also worked for ExxonMobil. The John P. Phillips Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to an upperclassman biology major with an interest in environmental studies.

  • Club baseball team at SRU captures NCBA World Series title 5/30/2017

    The men's baseball club team at Slippery Rock University captured the 2017 National Club Baseball Association’s Division II World Series title following a 1-0 win against the University of Windsor May 23 at Jaycee Ballpark in Pittsburg, Kansas.

  • SRU’s Payne named to American College Dance Association’s board 5/26/2017

    Ursula Payne, professor of dance at Slippery Rock University, has been named to a second three-year term on the American College Dance Association’s board of directors.

  • SRU’s ROTC program takes education, training into the field – literally 5/26/2017

    On a cold, wet April Fool’s morning at the Slippery Rock University Ski Lodge, 42 ROTC cadets from Slippery Rock and Clarion universities stood at parade rest as Army Captain Joseph Barrow, assistant professor of military science at SRU, paced the front lines.

  • SRU names Dan Bauer dean of the College of Liberal Arts 5/25/2017

    Slippery Rock University has hired Dan Bauer as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He will join the University July 3.

  • SRU students explore the world during faculty-led trips 5/25/2017

    The walls of the lecture hall will meet the Great Wall of China this summer when a group of Slippery Rock University students explore the East Asian continent as part of a faculty-led, study abroad trip.

  • SRU occupational therapy director lands magazine cover 5/24/2017

    More than 12 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes in 2000. Count Jeffrey Loveland, associate professor of biology at Slippery Rock University, among them.Rather than be deterred by the diagnosis, Loveland, ever the active and forward thinking academic, chose to use his diagnosis as another teaching tool – not only for his students but also for the doctors who were treating him.

  • TWO-POINT (IMPROVEMENT) STANCE 5/23/2017

    Football season may be a few months away, but the action at Slippery Rock University’s Gail Rose Stadium Lodge is already heating up. Improvements are underway that will increase visitor accessibility from the parking lot into the building as well as to the lodge’s front patio. All improvements will meet or exceed ADA compliance.

  • SRU launches new mental health initiative 5/23/2017

    Recognizing a rising trend in mental health problems, across the nation and among its students, Slippery Rock University is launching an initiative to connect students to more services that will improve their emotional, psychological and social well-being.

  • SRU to host modern music workshop May 20 5/19/2017

    While chalkboards and paperback books have nearly disappeared from modern day classrooms in favor of laptops and PDFs, many music teachers still point to the classics – composers such as Beethoven and Mozart – as the peak of musical instruction, neglecting to address the modern genres their students enjoy on a daily basis.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in criminal justice earns national ranking 5/19/2017

    Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in criminal justice has been ranked among the nation's Top 50 programs by top-criminal-justice-schools.net.

  • SRU bucks enrollment, fiscal challenges 5/18/2017

    “Despite concerns many institutions have in the current financial climate, Slippery Rock University is thriving,” said Philip Way, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs. “We’re in a stronger position than we’ve ever been because we embraced the challenges facing us and made strategic adjustments to how we deliver value to our students.”

  • SRU offers tips to prevent cyberattacks 5/17/2017

    Despite a global cyberattack that shut down hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, there have been no reported machines affected, or data lost, at Slippery Rock University. However, University officials warn that the campus community should remain on “high alert.”

  • LUNCH IS SERVED 5/16/2017

    AVI Fresh, the University's contracted food service provider, has announced operating hours for the summer months: Boozel Dining Hall will be open for breakfast (7-9 a.m.), lunch (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and dinner (5-6:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday; Starbucks will be open 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning May 17. In addition, AVI will be offering a lunchtime delivery service, available to anyone on campus. The service will be available from 11:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30-1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Orders can be placed by calling: 724.738.4529. Orders must be placed by 10:30 a.m. A complete menu is available at: www.aviserves.com/sru.

  • SRU kicks off summer renovation projects 5/16/2017

    Not long after graduates doffed their mortarboard caps at one of Saturday’s three commencement ceremonies at Slippery Rock University, construction workers arrived on campus with mortarboards of a different nature - the ones that carry actual mortar.

  • CAP-PING IT OFF 5/15/2017

    Superheroes, slogans and salutations were all on display May 12-13 at Morrow Field House as Slippery Rock University hosted a trio of commencement ceremonies. The time-honored tradition of graduates decorating their mortarboards to express relief, a sense of accomplishment or a look toward the future helped to put an exclamation point on the weekend.

  • SRU to host numerous summer camps and conferences 5/15/2017

    Summertime on college campuses is anything but dormant, especially for a place like Slippery Rock University, which combines an ideal location, great facilities and excellent faculty and staff to host a variety of camps and conferences.

  • IT’S THE TIME OF THE SEASON 5/13/2017

    Graduates, families and friends gathered at Slippery Rock University May 12-13 for a trio of commencement ceremonies at Morrow Field House. The two-day celebration saw the conferring of more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees and the hooding of 53 doctoral candidates. Congratulations to all and GO ROCK!

  • SRU hosting data analytics users group event May 15 5/12/2017

    In the modern marketplace, big data is big business. And because companies have access to such large volumes of data to help make better, faster decisions, the skills required to manage and analyze that data are in high demand. But being able to derive meaningful insights from that data, and turning that information into action, can be easier said than done. With that in mind, Slippery Rock University has partnered with one of the world’s leading data analytics software providers, SAS, to host the Western Pennsylvania Statistical Analysis System Users Group, May 15 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU Radio Hall of Fame announces name change, 2017 honorees 5/11/2017

    Much like a radio station swapping out its call letters after a change in ownership, the Slippery Rock University Radio Hall of Fame will soon have a new name. The frequency, however, will continue: an annual induction of SRU alumni who achieved success as media professionals.

  • MULTICULTURAL GRADUATION CELEBRATION 5/11/2017

    The Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted its annual Spring Multicultural Graduation Celebration May 10 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of underrepresented students while also celebrating the variety of cultures at the University. Students were presented with stoles that they can wear at the University's May 12-13 commencement ceremonies.

  • SRU students earn honors at mathematical modeling contest 5/11/2017

    A group of six Slippery Rock University students earned honorable mention awards at the recent Mathematical Contest in Modeling sponsored by the Consortium of Mathematics and its Applications.

  • SPANNING THE GLOBAL GRADUATION 5/10/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Global Engagement hosted a Global Graduation Ceremony May 9 to recognize graduates who are international students, international exchange students and American students who studied abroad in long-term, credit-bearing programs. As part of the program, graduates were presented with stoles, sashes and pins that they can wear at the University's May 12-13 commencement ceremonies. International students wear stoles representing the flag of their native country, American students wear a hybrid of the U.S. flag and the flag of the nation where they studied and exchange students are presented a pin.

  • THE FINAL(S) COUNTDOWN 5/10/2017

    Some traditions you just can’t ignore. Like turkey at Thanksgiving or jelly beans at Easter, final exam week at SRU is sure to showcase students hunkered down across campus, surrounded by coffee cups, pop cans and bags of snacks. It’s the time of year that brings out the hope (and crossed fingers) that the brain can retain a semester’s worth of details for just a few … more … hours.

  • SRU Student Veterans group seeks donations for service dog 5/10/2017

    Much has been said, written and researched about the bond between people and their pets. Nowhere is that tie stronger than when a service animal is involved.

  • BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS 5/9/2017

    The Slippery Rock University tradition known as “Moonlight Breakfast” kicked off final exam week at Boozel Dining Hall May 8. The event featured many University faculty, staff and administrators serving up a variety of breakfast favorites for throngs of hungry students. SRU President Cheryl Norton and husband Henry got in on the fun, dishing up French toast and the beloved tater tots. The event also featured a disc jockey, dancing, games and raffle prizes. Photos by Benton Palermo, communication major from Beaver.

  • TIME OUT FOR FUN 5/9/2017

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association sponsored a “Stress-less Carnival” May 9 at the SGA Pavilion in the Quad. Offering breathing exercise instruction, yoga, massages and visits with therapy dogs, the event provided a break from the anxiety of final exams.

  • The Rocket captures 22 Society for Collegiate Journalists awards 5/9/2017

    The Society for Collegiate Journalists has recognized The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper serving Slippery Rock University, with 22 awards through its 2017 Annual National Contest. The SCJ, the nation’s oldest organization designed solely to serve college media leaders, honors work submitted by its 100 active chapters and 1,200 members from across the nation that was published during the previous calendar year.

  • Gordner named ‘You Make a Difference’ award winner 5/9/2017

    Allison Gordner, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in music education, was named a Castroville (Texas) Area Chamber of Commerce “You Make a Difference” Award winner.

  • SRU sophomore receives grant for oral history project 5/8/2017

    Anna Swartwout, a Slippery Rock University English major from Renfrew, received a $750 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience grant for her oral history project, “The Queens of Slippery Rock.”

  • SRU ‘Greek Week’ competition benefits local charities and former student 5/5/2017

    The Delta Zeta sorority and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at Slippery Rock University were crowned champions of SRU’s annual Greek Week activities, April 23-29. Throughout the week, Greek organizations at SRU competed against each other in various events, celebrating and promoting the Greek Life community at SRU and, most importantly, supporting charities.

  • SRU’s GCAC to host COSTARS contract program seminar 5/5/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a free COSTARS contract program seminar at 9 a.m., May 25 in Ballroom A of the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU student trio awarded Marjorie Stephenson Scholarships 5/5/2017

    Marjorie Stephenson may be gone from Slippery Rock University, but the legacy of the former professor and librarian lives on through a scholarship named in her honor. For more than 30 years, a select group of SRU students have been named as recipients of the Marjorie Stephenson Scholarship, organized by the University’s Bailey Library, in honor of Stephenson, who spent 1971-78 at SRU.

  • SRU English students present at Honor society conference 5/5/2017

    Seven students from Slippery Rock University's Eta Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, recently attended the organizations' International Conference in Louisville, Kentucky to present papers and attend peer sessions and author talks.

  • THE FINAL FIVES 5/4/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Green and White Society sprang a surprise on President Cheryl Norton May 4 by organizing a campuswide “Final High Five.” Students, faculty and staff lined a path from Old Main to the Smith Student Center to take part in Norton’s signature salutation, meant to celebrate her five-year run as president of the University. Norton will retire from SRU July 21, 2017.

  • SRU teams with Prime Stage Theatre to produce sensory-friendly show 5/4/2017

    A group representing Slippery Rock University is organizing an event to bring the arts to people with autism and other sensitivity or special needs. Led by two early childhood/special education majors, SRU is collaborating with Prime Stage Theatre to produce a sensory-friendly theater performance of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” at 1 p.m., May 13 at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU celebrates its ‘Rising Stars’ at award ceremony 5/4/2017

    It was easier than ever to “count your lucky stars” May 3 as a group of Slippery Rock University students gathered in the Smith Student Center Ballroom to be recognized at the 2016-17 “Rising Star Ceremony.”

  • Zuccala to be inducted into DCI Hall of Fame 5/4/2017

    Bruno Zuccala, Slippery Rock University instructor of music, will be inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame at the 2017 DCI World Championships Aug. 10-12 in Indianapolis.

  • SRU’s track and field standout to compete on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ 5/3/2017

    Slippery Rock University All-American track and field standout Sabrina Anderson has been invited to compete at the Cleveland taping of the NBC television show "American Ninja Warrior," May 8 in Cleveland Public Square.

  • STATE OF THE ART (GALLERY) 5/3/2017

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association Student Art Gallery celebrated its first exhibition, the Student Juried Showcase, with a special opening reception May 2. The exhibit features works ranging from ceramics to paintings and metals to digital media. Artwork from as many as 23 SRU students are on display, selected and curated by the SRU Art Society and SRU Potters Guild executive boards. The gallery, located in Room 204 of the University Union, was previously used by the theatre department as a production planning room.

  • SRU Army ROTC cadets to be commissioned May 12 5/3/2017

    The oath, the pinning of the bars and the first salute will all be part of the commissioning ceremony as 14 cadets from the Slippery Rock University Army ROTC program will be sworn in as commissioned officers at 4 p.m., May 12 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU alumnus on crew of Tony-nominated musical 5/2/2017

    “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” an offbeat pop opera based on Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” has been recognized with 12 Tony Award nominations, more than any other show. Winners will be announced at 8 p.m., June 11 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

  • SRU Global Graduation Ceremony set for May 9 5/2/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Global Engagement is sponsoring a Global Graduation Ceremony at 6 p.m., May 9 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • ‘DIG’ THAT NEW NAME 5/2/2017

    Slippery Rock University renamed the archaeology lab in Spotts World Culture Building the Edmund Dlutowski Laboratory for Archaeological Science at a special ceremony May 1. Dlutowski, who conducted excavations at the Old Stone House from 2010-2014, was instrumental in overseeing archaeological fieldwork in western Pennsylvania, particularly in Butler, Allegheny and Lawrence counties. Following his retirement in 2014, Dlutowski donated his library, excavation tools and much of his artifact collection to the University, the Old Stone House and the Archaeology Club at SRU.

  • Hyde presents at mathematics conference 5/2/2017

    Tristan Hyde, a Slippery Rock University junior mathematics major from Guys Mills, presented "A Problem Related to the Game of Set" at the annual meeting of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America at Duquesne University.

  • COLOR MY WORLD 5/1/2017

    Slippery Rock University's 4th Annual Color Run wasn't your typical 5K. The course not only served as a place for running, but also acted as a dance floor and living canvas where the runners themselves were transformed into art at the April 30 event. Hosted by the University Program Board at SRU, nearly 500 runners were doused from head to toe - and everything in between - in finely colored powder at the five color stations placed along the route.

  • SHOT AND A GOAL(BALL) 5/1/2017

    Slippery Rock University played host to the Third Annual Collegiate Goalball Tournament April 28-29. Goalball is Paralympic team sport for blind and visually impaired athletes. Ten teams representing eight institutions took part in the event that saw SRU defeat Portland State University in the title game. Other universities taking part included: West Chester, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Towson, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Cortland.

  • Ward wins grant to provide fresh vegetables to area youth 5/1/2017

    David Ward, a Slippery Rock University senior social work major from New Castle, has been awarded a $400 grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Project.

  • SRU Music Department to present ‘Dido and Aeneas’ April 30 4/28/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Music Department will present “Dido and Aeneas,” a Baroque opera by English composer Henry Purcell, at 4 p.m., April 30 at the Swope Music Hall.

  • SRU’s new SGA Student Art Gallery unveils first exhibit 4/28/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Art Society and SRU Potters Guild are presenting the inaugural Student Juried Showcase at the newly opened Slippery Rock Student Government Association Student Art Gallery.

  • TALKIN’ BASEBALL 4/28/2017

    Alex Rodriguez, considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time, visited Slippery Rock University April 27, but he wasn't playing shortstop or third base for the Rock baseball team. Rather, Rodriguez appeared in the Smith Student Center Ballroom for "Mindset of a Champion: A Moderated Discussion with Alex Rodriguez." The appearance was hosted by the University Program Board and included 45 minutes of moderated discussion followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session.

  • SRU ranked among a top public college for upperclassmen financial aid support 4/28/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked among the top 240 public colleges and universities that offer upperclassmen the most financial aid according to Student Loan Report.

  • Sophomore career-ready retreat receives $500 grant 4/28/2017

    John Rindy, director of Slippery Rock University's Career Education and Development Office and Justin Kleemook, associate director for residence life, received a $500 grant from the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers to conduct a career-ready retreat for University sophomores.

  • A FLING BEFORE FINALS 4/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s HOPE Peer Educators hosted an afternoon of fun and frivolity on the Smith Student Center patio April 27 with a “Spring Fling.” The event featured a variety of activities in an effort to create a relaxing environment as the semester heads into the homestretch and ever closer to (gulp) final exams.

  • The Rocket earns ASPA awards 4/27/2017

    The awards keep rolling in for The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper serving Slippery Rock University. The American Scholastic Press Association recognized the The Rocket with two national awards for 2017, adding to a list of other honors for the academic year.

  • SRU’s Bailey Library to expand catalog search capabilities 4/27/2017

    A more powerful search capability is coming to Slippery Rock University’s Bailey Library. Beginning April 28, the library will offer an expanded search service that will offer students, faculty and researchers access to more results through an efficient, one-search function.

  • SRU accounting majors earn first-place 4/27/2017

    A team of four Slippery Rock University accounting majors earned first-place at the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditor's 2017 Presentation Contest.

  • SRU named a top online school for students with disabilities 4/26/2017

    Slippery Rock University was one of only 47 colleges or universities in the nation to be named a “2017 Top Online Schools for Students with Disabilities” by the SR Education Group.

  • SRU student won’t be caught napping on business venture 4/26/2017

    When presented with downtime between classes, college students often take advantage of the opportunity to relax the body and mind.Daniel Spiker, a Slippery Rock University junior math major from Fombell Township, has taken the idea one step further, believing that a midday power nap is the best way to “recharge the batteries” and set yourself up for success.

  • SRU students make humanitarian Dominican Republic visit 4/26/2017

    A quartet of Slippery Rock University elementary and special education majors recently visited Samaná in the Dominican Republic to teach more than 350 students at five rural schools. The visit was part of a larger humanitarian mission to provide clean water and medical services to the region.

  • SRU student organizations collaborate to celebrate Unity Week 4/25/2017

    Education, awareness and culture converge with cooperation as the Student Union for Multicultural Affairs at Slippery Rock University hosts Unity Week now through April 29.

  • WALKING TALL 4/25/2017

    Slippery Rock University students traveled “Around the World” without ever leaving campus as part of the April 22 Relay for Life fundraiser at Morrow Field House. The annual event, which allowed participating teams to represent a country of choice, raised more than $23,000 for the American Cancer Society. The event is not only a fundraiser for cancer research, but also celebrates cancer survivors and honors those who have passed away. More than 430 people took part in the event which also featured performances from the SRU Winter Guard and a dodgeball tournament. It is estimated that nearly 4 million people take part in Relay events in more than 5,000 communities in the U.S.

  • SRU math majors earn contest honors 4/25/2017

    A quartet of Slippery Rock University mathematics majors earned meritorious honors at the recent Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling sponsored by the Consortium of Mathematics and its Applications.

  • CHILDREN OF THE EARTH 4/24/2017

    Slippery Rock University's "Children's Earth Day Celebration" took place April 22 at SRU's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research. The event was part of SRU's annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and featured a variety of activities focused on educating kids to improve themselves and the environment, including: arts and crafts, games, live performances and earthy-friendly and interactive demonstrations with local sustainability vendors.

  • SRU’s readies for trio of commencement ceremonies 4/24/2017

    Slippery Rock University will confer more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees during a trio of commencement ceremonies May 12-13 in Morrow Field House. Nearly 1,300 of the degrees awarded will be baccalaureate degrees, with 194 master’s candidates expected to cross the stage. Fifty-three doctoral candidates will be hooded.

  • SRU to welcome Theta Chi fraternity back to campus in fall 4/24/2017

    The return of a social fraternity to Slippery Rock University this fall is reminiscent of turning the ignition of a fondly-remembered classic car. All it takes is a single spark to ignite pride and restore fond memories.

  • POLISHING THE ROCK 4/24/2017

    Hundreds of volunteers, including many Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff, joined together for a campus and community clean up event April 22. Volunteers were organized into teams and assigned to a variety of locations around the University and throughout downtown Slippery Rock. Each group was armed with black trash bags, blue recyclable bags and buckets to collect trash and composting items in an effort to spruce up the area. The event was sponsored by Slippery Rock Development, Inc.

  • Nightingale publishes seventh text book 4/24/2017

    Jennifer Nightingale, Slippery Rock University associate professor in the School of Business, has published her seventh text book, "Your Office: Getting Started with Advanced Problem Solving Cases."

  • SRU students ‘GET’ help with meal planning 4/21/2017

    Trying to balance class schedules, work schedules, extracurricular activities and study time can be enough to drive any average college student a little crazy. But wait, what about meal planning? Don’t worry; Slippery Rock University has an app for that and every student can “GET” it.

  • SPRING CL-E-ANING 4/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Community Electronic Waste Recycling Days kicked off in earnest April 21 as cars lined up at SRU's Recycling Center at the Stores II facility on Kiester Road. Items dropped off included a variety of electronic equipment including old computers and televisions, ensuring that the items were disposed of legally. To protect personal information, organizers advise that computer hard drives should be removed and destroyed. The recycling program, part of the University's Earth Days 2017 program, is aimed at keeping electronics out of landfills, where toxic waste could seep into the ground. The event, which is free and open to the public, will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 22, 2017.

  • SRU emergency drill set for April 26 4/21/2017

    If you see police cars, ambulances and fire trucks racing to Slippery Rock University April 26, don’t panic. It’s all part of an emergency drill the University is conducting to test the readiness of campus should such an incident happen in the future. The drill will run from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • SRU students attend drowning prevention conference 4/21/2017

    A group of 21 Slippery Rock University students, each minoring in aquatics, attended the National Drowning Prevention Alliance conference in Pittsburgh. SRU co-sponsored the event.

  • SRU’s Children's Earth Day Celebration kicks off with interactive bike course 4/20/2017

    Part of caring for future generations means sustaining our planet in the present. That’s why the globally-recognized Earth Day will double as Children’s Day at Slippery Rock University’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival from noon to 4 p.m., April 22.

  • SRU biology majors secure awards, scholarships at NSM banquet 4/20/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Biology Department presented more than $23,000 to biology majors at its annual Natural Sciences and Mathematics Banquet. The College of Health, Environment and Science awarded another $5,700, pushing to total figure of awards and scholarships to more than $28,000.

  • SRU’s Humanities Ladder receives Grable Foundation grant 4/20/2017

    The Stone House Center for Public Humanities at Slippery Rock University has received a $45,000 Grable Foundation Public Schools Grant to expand and enhance its ongoing Humanities Ladder initiative.

  • Kaleidoscope’s keynote artist to conduct poetry workshop 4/19/2017

    Attendees of Slippery Rock University’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival will not only have the opportunity to enjoy the performance of the festival’s “keynote artist,” they’ll learn about his craft as well. Ekiwah Adler-Belendez will conduct a poetry workshop at 10 a.m., April 20 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The 45-minute workshop is free and open to the public.

  • SRU ROTC to ‘March for the Fallen’ April 29 4/19/2017

    The event Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC has planned will be no walk in the park. But that doesn’t mean it will be less meaningful, or fun.

  • IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN 4/19/2017

    Slippery Rock University hosted a "Carnival on the Quad" April 18 as part of SRU's month-long Earth Days program. The event included a variety of games, activities, food and prizes as it promoted sustainability, education and personal accountability in keeping the planet green. Information was available to attendees regarding climate change, the safety of cosmetics, cancer prevention and alternative energy sources.

  • SRU lands Division II Festival; will host 12 NCAA events between 2018-20 4/19/2017

    The NCAA announced April 18 that Slippery Rock University had been selected as the host institution for the 2018 Division II Fall Festival, along with the 2019 Division II men's and women's soccer national championships and the 2018 and 2020 Atlantic Regional cross country championships. SRU will co-host with SportsPITTSBURGH, the sports branch of Visit Pittsburgh, to stage most of the championship events in the city.

  • Caula awarded Fulbright Global Scholar grant 4/19/2017

    Ana Maria Caula, associate professor of modern languages and cultures, has been awarded a Fulbright Global Scholar Award to travel to Caracas, Venezuela in the fall.

  • SRU’s Kaleidoscope show ‘Jane Doe’ addresses rape culture 4/18/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival will offer a participatory theatre show called “Jane Doe,” at 7 p.m., April 19 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The one-hour show, which is open to the public and intended for mature audiences (ages 14 and older), hopes to influence social change in rape culture and raise awareness among participants and audience members alike.

  • SRU to award first doctorate of special education degrees 4/18/2017

    When Slippery Rock University became the first institution in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to offer a Doctor of Education in Special Education in January 2015 there were many students eager to enroll. Two of the 30 students who filled the inaugural cohort to full capacity were motivated enough to finish ahead of schedule.

  • Davis authors book chapter on bat conservation 4/18/2017

    Shawn Davis, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks and recreation, has authored "Climbers for Bat Conservation: Methods in Forming a Novel Partnership," a chapter in the book, "Wildlife: Perceptions, Threats and Conservation."

  • SRU to host former major leaguer Alex Rodriguez April 27 4/17/2017

    Alex Rodriguez, considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time, is coming to Slippery Rock University. However, he won’t be playing shortstop or third base for the Rock baseball team.

  • Crunkleton inducted into Colorado-based Hall of Fame 4/17/2017

    eorge Crunkleton, a 1979 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics, was inducted into the Mullen High School Track and Field Hall of Fame in Denver, Colorado.

  • SRU Short Film & Video Festival seeking submissions 4/14/2017

    Slippery Rock University will partner with Arts & Education at the Hoyt, a subsidiary of New Castle’s Hoyt Center for the Arts, to host the inaugural Short Film & Video Festival from 3-8 p.m., Sept. 9 at the Warner Film Center. The festival will be presented in conjunction with the 4th Annual Arts on the Riverwalk Festival.

  • SRU to honor outstanding graduate students April 30 4/14/2017

    Slippery Rock University will honor 28 graduate students with Outstanding Graduate Student Awards during its Graduate Admissions Honors Reception at 2 p.m., April 30 in the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • SRU education students to assist at Girl Scout ‘Invention Convention’ 4/14/2017

    Since 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA have built "girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place."

  • Hahna honored with music therapy service award 4/14/2017

    Nicole Hahna, assistant professor of music therapy at Slippery Rock University was awarded the Mid-Atlantic Region American Music Therapy Association Service Award at the 2017 MAR-AMTA Conference in Rochester, New York.

  • SRU named one of nation’s best for online learning 4/13/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized as one of the best universities in the country for online learning by The Community for Accredited Online Schools.

  • SRU honoring nonprofit stars at ‘Academy Awards’ Gala 4/13/2017

    Leaders in the nonprofit sector may not be celebrities on the silver screen, but they are the stars when it comes to serving their communities. Students at Slippery Rock University will get to treat them as such when the Student Nonprofit Alliance hosts the 2017 Nonprofit Organization Academy Awards Dinner and Gala, 6:30-9 p.m., April 26 in SRU’s Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • Winter Guard captures championship in Monroeville 4/13/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Winter Guard captured the Independent "A" Class Championship at the Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association Championships. The event was held at Monroeville High School.

  • SRU senior art shows begin April 17 4/12/2017

    Slippery Rock University will host four shows featuring 13 senior art students’ capstone projects beginning April 17 at the Martha Gault Art Gallery. “It’s like the climax of my whole career here,” said Jamie Mulac, a senior art major from Indiana. “It’s like graduation, but it’s better than graduation because it’s your own show.”

  • Lawler elected SGA president 4/12/2017

    Rachel Lawler, a Slippery Rock University junior exercise science major from Upper Chichester, was elected as president of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association. Lawler, who defeated Malika Fields by a count of 1,080-707 for the post, will replace two-year incumbent Logan Steigerwalt, who is graduating in May.

  • Cooklin chosen for NEH Summer Institute 4/12/2017

    Katie Cooklin, professor of philosophy at Slippery Rock University, has been invited to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: Diverse Philosophical Perspectives on Sexual Violence. The Institute will be held at Elon University in North Carolina, June 18-30.

  • SRU art majors to make ‘impressions’ at Butler Art Center 4/11/2017

    The Butler Art Center will host “im·pres·sions,” an exhibition featuring the work of 20 Slippery Rock University art majors. The show will be on exhibit April 12-17 with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m., April 12 at the BAC, 344 South Main Street, Butler. The event is free and open to the public.

  • LIL WAYNE TURNS ‘LIGHTS OUT’ ON SRU 4/11/2017

    Often referred to as the “best rapper alive” or simply the best rapper ever, Lil Wayne took the stage at Slippery Rock University's Aebersold Student Recreation Center April 10. His album, “Tha Carter III,” earned a Grammy for "Best Rap Album" and included a trio of hit singles in "Lollipop," "A Milli" and "Got Money." Wayne has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in the U.S. The concert was booked by SRU's University Program Board, a student-run organization that schedules concerts and other entertainment offerings on campus.

  • A GRADUATION CELEBRATION 4/11/2017

    Before Slippery Rock University seniors can walk across the stage to pick up their diplomas, they needed to walk into the SGA Bookstore's "Graduation Celebration" April 11 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event provides those students who have applied to graduate at any of the May 12-13 undergraduate or graduate ceremonies, the chance to purchase regalia, a class ring, diploma frame and other University memorabilia; join the Alumni Association; and visit with SRU’s Office of Career Education and Development to brush up on interviewing skills. Additional commencement information is available at: http://www.sru.edu/events/commencement.

  • SRU to stage campus emergency drill April 26 4/11/2017

    Slippery Rock University has scheduled a campus emergency drill that will occur between 8:30-10:30 a.m., April 26. The drill is an opportunity for the University and local authorities to practice protocols in case of a campus emergency.

  • WSRU-TV earns recognition at national broadcasting conference 4/11/2017

    WSRU-TV was recognized by The National Broadcasting Society-AERho: The Electronic Media Association as first runner-up for "Rookie Chapter of the Year" for their "outstanding leadership and contributions to the community" as the 2017 NBS Convention in New York City.

  • SRU Alumni Association honors young alumni, SRU students 4/10/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will add four names to its Young Alumni Award recipient list at its 5 p.m., April 22, annual recognition and awards banquet at the Russell Wright Alumni House. The association will also honor a number of students with awards and scholarships.

  • SRU flutists to perform with ‘Pure Imagination’ at April 13 concert 4/10/2017

    From Gene Wilder’s performance in the 1971 movie, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” to Josh Groban and Maroon 5 in the modern era, the words “Pure Imagination” have become much than just a song title. Rather, they stand as an artistic ideal of creativity and originality for composers around the world. Slippery Rock University’s flute ensemble will bring their own version of that model to life at 7:30 p.m., April 13 at Swope Music Hall with a performance entitled, you guessed it, “Pure Imagination.”

  • SRU’s Burkhart receiving international attention for paper on glacial retreat 4/10/2017

    At the end of the day, it isn’t about being contacted by the Associated Press or the Washington Post for Patrick Burkhart. It’s about getting the world’s population to recognize the impacts that the combustion of fossil fuels is having on the environment, reducing carbon consumption and finding energy sources for the future that are more ecologically friendly. But in order for that to happen, if it means the Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and the environment has to entertain inquiries from major news outlets about his recently co-authored paper, “Savor the Cryosphere,” so be it.

  • ‘THE WHITE COATS ARE COMING!’ 4/10/2017

    For hundreds of years, the white coat has been a symbol of physicians and medicine. And for many students, receiving a white coat is a rite of passage in the journey from layman to healthcare professional. For 52 Slippery Rock University graduate students taking part in the University's April 9 White Coat Ceremony, it also marked their place in history as the first group from SRU's physician assistant studies program to accomplish the feat. SRU's program is a 24-month program that combines academic and clinical instruction to prepare graduates for evidence-based practice, case management and wellness services. The program, housed at SRU's Harrisville Building, includes 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.

  • ‘LET THE GAMES BEGIN’ 4/10/2017

    No torch was lit and weather caused a last second change of venue, but the games of the “Rock Olympiad” still went off April 8. Originally slated to happen at the McFarland Intramural Fields, the event – featuring various relay races, prizes and food – was relocated to the Aebersold Student Recreation Center. Sponsored by the Slippery Rock Student Government Association and Black Action Society, each participant donated one or more non-perishable food or clothing item as an entry fee.

  • Bailey named to Mercer County '40 Under Forty' list 4/10/2017

    Kelly Bailey, Slippery Rock University director of alumni engagement, has been named to the Chambers of Commerce of Mercer County's "40 Under Forty."

  • SRU senior dancers to kick it ‘Into Overdrive’ 4/7/2017

    The Slippery Rock University senior dance concert, “Into Overdrive,” will be presented at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., April 22, at Swope Recital Hall.

  • TAKING BACK THE NIGHT 4/7/2017

    The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at Slippery Rock University hosted its annual "Take Back the Night" event in The Quad April 6. The event featured speakers and a march through campus, ending with a candlelight vigil in honor and memory of victims of sexual violence at college campuses. The event was a component SRU’s involvement in the national “It’s on Us” campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

  • CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE 4/7/2017

    Native-American songs, dancing, drumming and craft making were all part of Slippery Rock University's annual Native American Celebration Day April 7 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event, supported by SRU's College of Liberal Arts and College of Health, Environment and Science, welcomed storyteller Miguel Sague, a member of Taino nation; and Tony Duncan (Apache, Arikara and Hidatsa), a world-renown and champion hoop dancer and flute player.

  • SGA Bookstore schedules April 11 ‘Graduation Celebration’ 4/7/2017

    Spring. When a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. It’s also when the thoughts of seniors at Slippery Rock University turn to thoughts of commencement.

  • SRU to host psychology conference April 15 4/7/2017

    Katherine Clark considers herself more of “a reader and a writer” in her academic pursuits as a psychology major at Slippery Rock University. That’s why she’s embracing the challenge of presenting at the 45th Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference. For the first time since 2010, SRU is hosting the event, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 15 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Wesler's dance film, "Wash," screened at festival 4/7/2017

    Samm Wesler, a 2015 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in dance, had her short film, "Wash," selected for screening at the "Life in Motion: A Colorado Dance Film Festival" in Denver, Colorado.

  • SRU’s Kaleidoscope brings colorful view of arts into focus 4/6/2017

    Admittedly, Deanna Brookens is not a gamer. But in putting together the schedule for Slippery Rock University’s annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, the instructor of theatre and festival director likens the task to playing an old school game of “Tetris.”

  • Independent, student-run newspaper serving SRU recognized with quintet of awards 4/6/2017

    The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper serving Slippery Rock University, has captured five Region 4 "Mark of Excellence" from the Society of Professional Journalists.

  • SRU’s occupational therapy program approved by BOG 4/6/2017

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education have approved Slippery Rock University’s doctoral degree program in occupational therapy. The program, which will begin in June 2018, is the first of its kind in the State System.

  • SRSGA PRESIDENT JOINS STATE SYSTEM BOG 4/6/2017

    Slippery Rock Student Government Association President Logan Steigerwalt attended his first meeting as a member of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education April 5. Steigerwalt, a senior marketing and finance dual major from Northampton, joined Shaina Marie Hilsey, president of the Student Government Association at California University and Brian Swatt, president of the Student Government Association at Indiana University as student members of the BOG. The three student members were selected from among the sitting student government presidents at the universities at the time a vacancy occurred. Appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, student members may serve until he or she graduates. The three student members will participate in all discussions of the board and have the same voting rights as all other members.

  • Lisco awarded DOC grant for park ranger training 4/6/2017

    John Lisco, Slippery Rock University associate professor of parks and recreation, has received a $44,725 award from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to provide law enforcement training to park rangers.

  • State System ‘strategic review’ website launched by consulting firm 4/5/2017

    The consulting firm hired to assist with a strategic review of the overall operations of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has launched a website through which the public can track the progress of the review and offer their thoughts on the future of the State System.

  • SRU’s Solano featured on this week’s ‘Infinite Opportunities’ 4/5/2017

    Research conducted by Slippery Rock University’s Roger Solano, associate professor in the School of Business, will be featured on the April 9 episode of "Infinite Opportunities" as the program explores putting knowledge into practice at State System institutions.

  • SRU Campus Recreation hosts mini triathlon April 23 4/4/2017

    A 2.4-mile swim coupled with a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. That, in a nutshell is an Ironman Triathlon. A daunting task to say the least, even for the most adventurous – if not physically fit – of those among us.That said, participants get 17 hours to complete the race, so there is that. However, for those just getting ready to stick their toes into the triathlete waters, Slippery Rock University has a much gentler “kiddie pool” available through the Campus Recreation Mini Triathlon.

  • SRU’s inaugural Physician Assistant students to receive white coats in special ceremony 4/4/2017

    Since the late 1800s, the white coat has been a symbol of physicians and medicine. It is a visual reminder of purity, sterility and cleanliness. And for many students, receiving a white coat is a rite of passage in the journey from layman to healthcare professional. For 52 Slippery Rock University graduate students taking part in the University’s April 9 White Coat Ceremony, it will also mark their place in history as the first group from SRU’s physician assistant studies program to accomplish the feat. The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU faculty/student duo present research in Baltimore 4/4/2017

    Spencer Knafelc, a senior psychology and philosophy major from Rochester, and Andrew Winters, an instructor of philosophy, co-presented their poster, "Collaborative Research In the Philosophy of Mind," at the 2017 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • SRU runners to show true colors at April 30 5K event 4/3/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s 4th Annual Color Run isn’t your everyday 5K. Its course not only serves as a place for running, but will also act as a dance floor and living canvas where the runners themselves will be transformed into art.

  • SRU names Chmielewski dean of the College of Health, Environment and Science 4/3/2017

    Jerry Chmielewski, Slippery Rock University’s interim dean for the College of Health, Environment and Science, has been named to the permanent position effective July 1, 2017. He has been serving in the interim role since June 29, 2015.

  • SRU joins national ‘It’s on Us’ campaign to combat sexual assault 3/31/2017

    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 a series of informational programming April 4-7. The programs are part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month; a campaign coordinated each April by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

  • Cummings earns theatre scene design award 3/31/2017

    Emma Cummings, a Slippery Rock University theatre major from Goshen, New York, has received a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award for her scenic design work on SRU productions of “Dark North” and “Hungry Jane.”

  • SRU to showcase sustainable initiatives in April 3/30/2017

    Climate change. Pollution. The mining of fossil fuels. Climbing CO2 levels. For Paul Scanlon, Slippery Rock University’s director of sustainability, these are just a few of the issues at the tip of the environmental concern iceberg. As if that weren’t enough to worry about, even that faintly observable ice cap is scheduled to melt out of sight by 2040.

  • SRU art major ‘exhibits’ art across London 3/30/2017

    Imagine an intimate studio with an easel propped on a country rug and a young artist holding a slender brush as he surveys each stroke on the canvas. Hours slide by like seconds as he solitarily mixes his paint, turning a blank slate into a personal statement.

  • Barnett publishes essay on metal band Black Sabbath 3/30/2017

    Brett Barnett, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of communication, has had his essay, "Black Sabbath's Pioneering Lyrical Rhetoric: Tragic Structure and Cathartic Potential in Song Narratives," published in the international peer-reviewed journal, Metal Music Studies.

  • ARTWORKS FOR CHANGE 3/29/2017

    Under the umbrella of a fictional enterprise called “PlantBot Genetics,” artists Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki have created projects that invite the public to explore environmental issues. Through immersive experiences, they convey facts about genetically modified foods and the role of moths as pollinators in our ecosystems. In the “Moth Project,” for example, DesChene and Schmuki organize dinner parties featuring installations that attract moths and demonstrate pollination activity. The duo’s exhibition, "Adaptation," is on display at the Martha Gault Art Gallery until April 13. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • SRU visit on tap for this week’s ‘Infinite Opportunities’ 3/29/2017

    Visits to Slippery Rock, Cheney and East Stroudsburg universities are on the docket for the April 2 episode of “Infinite Opportunities” as the program explores health and science opportunities available at those State System institutions.

  • Hilton appointed to PAC-TE board of directors 3/29/2017

    Jason Hilton, associate professor of secondary education, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators board of directors.

  • ‘THAT’S LA MORA’ 3/28/2017

    Originally from Santiago de Cuba, Danys “La Mora” Perez, an internationally renowned master of Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, visited Slippery Rock University March 23-24 as a guest lecturer and dance instructor. Her special expertise as dancer, teacher, dance ethnologist and choreographer is in the unique styles of her native region of the Oriente province of eastern Cuba. Her visit was co-sponsored by International Arts and Cultures, the Frederick Douglas Institute, the Department of Dance and the Hispanic and Latino Cultures Series.

  • SRU’S Steigerwalt to serve on State System BOG 3/28/2017

    Slippery Rock Student Government Association President Logan Steigerwalt has been confirmed as one of three student leaders to serve on the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • SRU dance majors attend regional conference 3/28/2017

    Nineteen Slippery Rock University dance majors attended the American College Dance Association Mid-Atlantic North Conference hosted by the University of Maryland.

  • SRU’s student research symposium participant growth continues 3/27/2017

    And the presenters just keep on coming. After seeing a record number of Slippery Rock University students – 168 – present research, art exhibits and live performances during SRU’s "Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement" last year, the 2017 event has surged to 180 participants.

  • SRU students, faculty take part in American Democracy Project 3/27/2017

    According to a 2014 study, for more than 30 years, most of the 50 states have experienced a dramatic rise in income inequality. In Pennsylvania, the study showed a widening gap between the earnings of most workers and those of the top one percent was due in large part to “the slow and steady erosion of labor standards, tax policies designed to benefit corporations and the wealthy and unchecked rising CEO pay.”

  • HAVING A BALL 3/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University mascot, Rocky, had a ball March 25 taking part in the annual UPMC Children’s Ball at Heinz Field to support the Matilda H. Theiss Child Development Center. The event, dubbed the “DinoBash,” saw kids – young and old – enjoy activities including: building their own dinosaurs, face painting, inflatable skee ball, karaoke, balloon sculptures, miniature golf and a princess hair salon. In addition to visiting with Rocky, families were able to take photos with a variety of princesses and superheroes, as well as having the opportunity to meet “Spiney” the dinosaur, a 10-foot-tall, 15-foot-long mechanical puppet.

  • CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE 3/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University honored more than 3,000 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 25 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.

  • SRU ROTC cadets earn leadership training internships 3/27/2017

    Three Slippery Rock University Army ROTC cadets have been selected to participate in paid summer internships under the U.S. Army's Cadet Troop Leader Training Program.

  • DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY 3/24/2017

    There was no Tom Bergeron, no Erin Andrews, no Bruno Tonioli and no Julianne Hough, but the celebrity and glitz factors were sky high when the National Honor Society for Dance Arts presented "Dancing with the Stars - SRU Edition" March 23 in the Smith Student Center ballroom. The event featured University staff and faculty paired with SRU dance majors performing choreographed routines with the hope of "wowing the judges, entertaining the crowd and enjoying themselves on the dance floor." The event also included performances by the Rock Dance Company and Dance Express.

  • SRU trustees approve new degree program; view presentation on Jamaican Carebreak; and approve archeology lab naming 3/24/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees voted to advance an entry-level doctoral degree in occupational therapy program to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • SRU Trustees send occupational therapy program to BOG for approval 3/24/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees voted to advance an entry-level doctoral degree in occupational therapy program to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • Gregory wins National Educational Advertising Award 3/24/2017

    Chenoa Gregory, a senior art major from Freeport, and student designer in SRU's Office of University Communication and Public Affairs, captured a "Best of Show" Award for her SRU 2016-17 Performing Arts package of promotional materials from the National Educational Advertising Awards.

  • SRU Communication and Public Affairs Office secures trio of digital marketing awards 3/23/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office of University Communication and Public Affairs staff have won three national Educational Digital Marketing Awards. The EDMAs recognize the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media.

  • Phi Kappa Phi to induct 30 candidates 3/23/2017

    Phi Kappa Phi, the Honor Society at Slippery Rock University, will induct 30 candidates into the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society at 4 p.m., March 25 in the Smith Student Center, Room 321.

  • SRU's Kuehn, Ridener publish articles 3/23/2017

    Sarah Kuehn, assistant professor of criminology and security studies, and Rebecca Ridener, associate professor of criminology and security studies, have had a pair of research articles published in academic journals.

  • SRU Communication and Public Affairs Office wins 18 national Educational Advertising awards 3/22/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office of University Communication and Public Affairs staff have won 18 national Educational Advertising Awards for communication projects, including posters, magazine ads and videos promoting a variety of campus events.

  • SRU Physician Assistant students to host ‘heroic’ 5K run/1-mile walk 3/22/2017

    Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe was unleased upon moviegoers in 2008, the public consciousness has been inundated with superheroes and superheroines adorned in brightly colored attire coming to the aid of those in need. However, at Slippery Rock University, it is not the Hulk or Captain America swooping in to save the day, but rather graduate student volunteers … who strangely enough will be wearing costumes at part of the April 8 “Harrisville Superhero 5K,” a 5K run and 1-mile fundraising walk for persons with and without special needs. As a disability-friendly event, the race will offer sidekicks to push wheelchairs or run alongside other competitors.

  • Young earns spot on Team USA goalball roster 3/22/2017

    Callahan Young, a senior recreational therapy major from Irwin, has been named to the U.S. men's goalball national team.

  • SRU ‘stars’ set for March 23 dance competition 3/21/2017

    There will be no Tom Bergeron, no Erin Andrews, no Bruno Tonioli and no Julianne Hough, but the celebrity and glitz factors will still be sky high when the National Honor Society for Dance Arts presents “Dancing with the Stars – SRU Edition” at 7 p.m., March 23 in the Smith Student Center ballroom.

  • SRU’s Office of Communication and Public Affairs wins 10 national Collegiate Advertising Awards 3/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office of University Communication and Public Affairs staff has captured 10 Gold, Silver and Bronze 2016 Collegiate Advertising Awards.

  • SRU earns honors for support of transfer students 3/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer student pathways by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

  • SRU's Alie, Bordogna win NAFSA awards 3/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Noora Alie, international student adviser, and Genevieve Bordogna, associate director for international student admissions, have been named Region VIII Advocacy Day Scholarship recipients by NAFSA.

  • SRU Office of Communication and Public Affairs captures nine CUPPIE awards 3/20/2017

    It has been said that variety is the spice of life. The old adage apparently holds true in the world of awards as well as six staffers and two student works from Slippery Rock University's Office of Communication and Public Affairs, captured nine CUPPIE Awards presented by CUPRAP, the creative excellence in marketing and communications organization, as part of its annual awards competition March 9 in Hershey.

  • SRU Trustees convene March 23-24 3/20/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet March 23-24. Committee meetings will be in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center. The quarterly business meeting will take place at 1 p.m., March 24 in Room 321 of the Smith Student Center. All meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and the public who would like to attend.

  • SRU emergency app connects students ‘Just in Case’ 3/20/2017

    Right or wrong, chances are that most college students hold onto their smartphones tighter and with greater care than they do their textbooks. In today’s “need to know now” society, Instagram and Twitter are always just a swipe or tap away.

  • SRU Winter Guard captures silver medal 3/20/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Winter Guard captured the silver medal at the New England Regional, sponsored by Winter Guard International.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series concludes with ‘We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered’ 3/17/2017

    The 2016-2017 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series will wrap up with a 7:30 p.m., March 31 performance in the University Union from “We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered.”

  • SRU welcomes Tim Wise for pair of ‘Courageous Conversations’ March 21 3/16/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team will welcome author and prominent international anti-racism writer and educator Tim Wise to campus for a pair of lectures March 21.

  • A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER 3/16/2017

    Mother Nature must not have gotten the memo that Slippery Rock University is on “spring” break. After flirting with unusually warm temperatures the past couple of weeks, the University has witnessed not only the departure of its students for the week, but the arrival of blustery winds and a blanket of snow. Thanks for nothing, Punxsutawney Phil!

  • CALL OF THE WILD 3/15/2017

    Despite the mass departure of students as Slippery Rock University observes "spring" break March 12-19, the dropping temperatures, blustery winds and blanket of snow haven't sent everyone packing as a number of critters have stayed behind to keep an eye on things.

  • SRU to present President’s awards March 28 3/14/2017

    Brian Danielson, director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Technology, and Courtney Gramlich, manager of Storm Harbor Equestrian Center, will be presented with the President's Award for Outstanding Service; and Alan Levy, professor of history, with the President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement at 12:30 p.m., March 28 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom as part of Slippery Rock University's "Celebration of Excellence" month activities.

  • The Rocket captures six PA Press Association Awards 3/10/2017

    The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, has captured six Student Keystone Press Awards.

  • SRU students take part in medical mission to Peru 3/10/2017

    A group of 14 Slippery Rock University students participated in a medical mission trip to Peru through the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children. FIMRC provides worldwide medical care to disadvantaged families and underserved communities.

  • SRU music professor believes lessons are all in the listening 3/9/2017

    Warren Davidson believes that the key to music is engagement. Reading about Bulgarian folk songs or North Indian rhythm, he said, can only take students so far.

  • SRU Ethics Bowl demands critical thinking 3/9/2017

    When students solve Algebraic equations or test chemicals in the lab, they are assured that every question will be resolved with a definitive answer. But when it comes to large-scale ethical dilemmas such as the Syrian Refugee Crisis or using drones in military combat, the answers are rarely black or white. Andrew Winters, instructor of philosophy, understands that challenge, but believes that there is an answer to everything, and that it is worth spending the time and effort to drill down through the obvious to reach ethical conclusions. Slippery Rock University will put that thinking into action when it hosts its third annual campuswide Ethics Bowl from 9 a.m. to noon, March 25 in Spotts World Culture Building. The Ethics Bowl allows teams of 3-5 students to confront ethically complex and controversial cases, and ultimately, to contend for justice.

  • SRU dance majors present and perform at conference 3/9/2017

    Nine Slippery Rock University dance majors presented "Transformation and Renewal through Dance," in which they discussed their spring 2016 choreographic research on the topic of love at the Third Annual College of Humanities, Education and Social Services conference at Gannon University.

  • The Rocket captures six Gold Circle Awards 3/8/2017

    The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, has captured six awards in the news and design divisions of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 34th Gold Circle Awards for outstanding collegiate journalism.

  • Cooperative Activities receives child care grant 3/8/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Cooperative Activities received a grant in excess of $14,000 from the U.S. Department of Education's "Child Care Access Means Parents In School" program.

  • AVI calls for ‘Rising Star’ nominations 3/7/2017

    Nominations are being sought for the 2016-17 Rising Star Awards that will be presented at the Rising Star Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m., May 3 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU to host environmental summer camp June 20-24 3/7/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Sustainability will host an environmental summer camp for area high school students and teachers, June 20-24.

  • Student Nonprofit Alliance raises funds to sponsor orphaned girl 3/7/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Student Nonprofit Alliance recently raised more than $1300 through an online crowdfunding project to assist in its sponsorship of an orphaned, five-month old baby girl in Kenya.

  • ‘PAWS’ AND RELAX 3/6/2017

    Sponsored by Slippery Rock University's President’s Commission for Wellness, therapy dogs, Bella and Sookie, visited students in Patterson Hall March 6. The duo, owned by Deborah Hutchins, assistant professor of recreational therapy, is registered with Therapy Dogs International, a volunteer organization "dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed." Studies have shown that animal-assisted therapy can promote human improvements in physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive function. The dogs will visit campus again from noon-1:30 p.m., April 3 and May 9 in the Patterson Hall lobby.

  • DESTINATION UNKNOWN 3/6/2017

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Race to Anyplace" stationary bike race took place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 4 at the Abersold Recreation Center. A total of 22 University-based and public teams, comprised of 8-10 persons, took part, raising an estimated $20,000 in the fight against leukemia and lymphoma. Team “Tour de Friends” raised the most money, contributing more than $2,500. The Rock Athletic Training team, which included athletic training majors: Emily Butler, a freshman from Gibsonia; Elizabeth Chobany, a senior from Johnstown; Martin Doyle, a freshman from Slippery Rock; Cara Maciag, a freshman from Webster, New York; Heather Cooper, a junior from Sarver; Katelyn Lieu, a sophomore from Export; Kirstin Gondol, a junior from Pittsburgh; Brandon Rea, a freshman from Slippery Rock; Kylee Proudfit, a senior from St. Marys; Trevor Lotz, a senior from Pottsville; and Angelia Vendetti, a freshman from Seven Fields, combined to bike the longest distance, pedaling 210 miles.

  • SRU's AMA chapter earns case study competition award 3/6/2017

    The Slippery Rock University chapter of the American Marketing Association recently earned a Commendable Award at the AMA's International Annual Case Study Competition for its research and strategic plan to rebrand eBay.

  • SRU announces 2017 Radio Hall of Fame nominees 3/3/2017

    From running a local television station newsroom to working as an editor at CNN and everything in between, the Slippery Rock University Radio Hall of Fame has put up 13 nominees for its Class of 2017.

  • THE BIG LA-BOCCE 3/3/2017

    Slippery Rock University's adapted physical activity program partnered with the Special Olympics' Interscholastic Unified Sports program to host students from eight area high schools for the IUS Bocce County Championship March 2 at Morrow Field House. The IUS program, which Special Olympics launched in 1989, intermingles students with and without disabilities on sports teams in an effort to build inclusion among both parties.

  • SRU’s RN to BSN program ranked among PA’s most affordable 3/3/2017

    CollegeChoice.net has ranked Slippery Rock University’s RN to BSN nursing program among the most affordable in Pennsylvania.

  • Assistant professors secure grant for disability inclusion practices 3/3/2017

    Shawn Davis, Deborah Hutchins, Betsy Kemeny and Becky Thomas, Slippery Rock University assistant professors of recreational therapy, have received a $3,000 grant from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition for the improvement of inclusion practices for children and adults with disabilities through programs offered at the Macoskey Center.

  • SRU’s “Homebrewed History” series to focus on Germany 3/2/2017

    The fifth installment of the annual "Homebrewed History" series will take place at 2 p.m., March 25 at Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House.

  • SRU commission seeks nominees for ‘Breaking Barriers’ awards 3/2/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s President’s Commission for Disability Issues is seeking applications for the Second Annual “Breaking Barriers” student and faculty/staff awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at 4:30 p.m., March 28 in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU students take part in PA Intercollegiate Honor Band 3/2/2017

    Five Slippery Rock University music education-instrumental majors took part in the 2017 Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Honor Band Sponsored by the Pennsylvania College Bandmasters Association.

  • SRU commission seeks nominations for 2017 ‘Woman of Distinction’ awards 3/1/2017

    Slippery Rock University President’s Commission on Women is seeking women that demonstrate excellence, leadership and integrity in their respective fields as mentors, role models and advocates as nominees for the 2017 “Woman of Distinction” awards.

  • SRU's Alpha Kappa Psi chapter named "Chapter of the Year" 3/1/2017

    Slippery Rock University's chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi was named "Chapter of the Year" for the third consecutive year at the Principled Business Leadership Institute conference in Philadelphia.

  • SRU students invited to give a ‘Shout Out’ to the humanities 2/28/2017

    Shout outs. Whether they’re to your mother, a favorite celebrity, the barista at the local coffee shop for that extra pump of caramel or simply to a friend, those public acknowledgements of appreciation are as commonplace as the air we breathe. Slippery Rock University’s Stone House Center for Public Humanities wants to extend the love. It is asking SRU students to give a "Shout Out for the Humanities" at 12:30 p.m., April 13 in the Smith Student Center lounge.

  • Helmick conducts music educators' district band 2/28/2017

    Jonathan Helmick, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music and director of bands, served as the conductor of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5 District Band at Butler Intermediate High School.

  • Perspective on Sports 2/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University students took part in "Disability Sport Night" Feb. 24 at the Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

  • SRU Sigma Tau Delta members attend international conference 2/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Eta Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, will send seven students to the organizations' International Conference March 29-April 1 in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery to feature joint exhibition 2/24/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery will feature a joint exhibition of works at opposite ends of the visual spectrum Feb. 27-March 24, as the art of Jo Margolis and Michele Noiset come together in “Process and Perception.”

  • Sashes and scrubs: SRU student uses pageant participation to spread organ-donor message 2/24/2017

    For most young women, the pride, notoriety and subsequent scholarship opportunities that come from participating on the pageant circuit are what drive them to compete. LeAnn Penn, a Slippery Rock University senior biology major, is not like most young women.

  • SRU alumnus named interim president at Ohio University 2/24/2017

    David Descutner, a 1974 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in speech, has been named interim president of Ohio University.

  • SRU Honors Flute Ensemble takes stage Feb. 25-26 2/23/2017

    A group of 10 Slippery Rock University flute students will take the stage with 21 area high school students Feb. 25-26 for the 2017 Honors Flute Ensemble. The event will conclude with a group concert at 7 p.m., Feb. 26 in Swope Music Hall.

  • Leadership is the topic of Feb. 26 ‘Infinite Opportunities’ 2/23/2017

    Slippery Rock Student Government Association President Logan Steigerwalt will join students from Kutztown and Indiana Universities of Pennsylvania to discuss leadership at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 26 on “Infinite Opportunities.” The episode will also include visits to the campuses of Cheyney and Mansfield universities.

  • WE ARE SRU 2/23/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Green and White Society hosted its "We Are SRU" initiative Feb. 23 in the Smith Student Center. The event featured a variety of student clubs and organizations providing food, games, music and "upbeat energy" for fellow students during Common Hour. Each game or activity related back to the goals of the organization providing it.

  • SRU's Ignelzi honored by American College Personnel Association 2/23/2017

    Michael Ignelzi, Slippery Rock University professor of counseling and development, has received the Annuit Coeptis - Senior Professional award from the American College Personnel Association.

  • SRU-related exhibits on display at Hoyt Center 2/22/2017

    A trio of exhibitions with ties to Slippery Rock University are being featured through March 24 at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle.

  • FOOD WITH SOUL 2/22/2017

    As part of Slippery Rock University's Black History Month program, the Black Action Society offered a free Soul Food Tasting Feb. 21 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event provided an opportunity for students to learn about getting involved with Black Action Society and a menu that included: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, string beans, yams, black eyed peas, red beans, rice, corn bread and desserts. Soul food is a cuisine that originated in African-American culture and is closely related to the cuisine of the south.

  • SRU Security Studies program hosts speaker series 2/22/2017

    Security is big business. In fact, since the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has spent more than $7.6 trillion on defense and homeland security. With that spending comes an increase in career opportunities in the field, including law enforcement, fraud, the justice system, private sector security management, federal law enforcement and governmental agencies involved in national security. To highlight those opportunities, Slippery Rock University’s Security Studies program will host a speaker series, featuring a trio of industry specialists.

  • Carpenter featured in Big Ten Network video 2/22/2017

    B. Stephen Carpenter II, a 1987 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual art, is featured in a new video from the Big Ten Network.

  • SRU to showcase strength of women during March 2/21/2017

    American author W.E.B. Du Bois once said, “There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” Across the country, around the world and at Slippery Rock University, women from all walks of life continue their daily fight for equality. SRU’s President’s Commission on Women exists to help them.

  • SRU's Snyder wins national award for his children's book 2/21/2017

    Robert Snyder, professor of elementary education/early childhood, has received the "Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People" award from the National Council for the Social Studies and Children's Book Council for his children's book, "What is a Veteran Anyway?"

  • SRU’s “Race to Anyplace” benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2/20/2017

    Imagine spending six hours on a bike, peddling all the while and being no further away from your physical point of origin when you finish than when you started. Ah, but the virtual places you can go are unlimited. That is exactly what will happen March 4 when a variety of Slippery Rock University-based and public teams compete in SRU’s 7th annual “Race to Anyplace.”

  • Good News 022017 2/20/2017

    Christopher Scott, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, will perform with a trio of professional companies this spring in Pennsylvania, New York and Germany.

  • SRU’s Black Action Society celebrates 45 years, hosts organization’s first president 2/17/2017

    There is little doubt that social media has changed the way people not only stay connected, but hear the latest news and information. The medium has sparked ideas, disagreements and even social movements. For O’Dell Richardson, a Slippery Rock University junior public health major from Philadelphia, a recent conversation on Twitter led to the discovery of a significant event concerning the student organization of which he is currently president, the Black Action Society.

  • Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation kicks off SRU’s “excellence” activities 2/17/2017

    Slippery Rock University will honor more than 3,000 students, as well as present the winners of the President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Advising, as part of the University’s Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation. The annual event, which kicks off the University’s month-long “Celebration of Excellence,” will take place at 1:30 p.m., March 25 in Morrow Field House.

  • Quartet of SRU students attend CMA conference 2/17/2017

    A foursome of Slippery Rock University students attended the 2016 College Media Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Larson receives symposium's 'Best Paper' award 2/16/2017

    Stephen Larson, Slippery Rock University associate professor in the School of Business, received the "Best Paper" award at the 2016 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA/IFIP WG8.3 Symposium in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Klein honored at Veterans Celebration 2/15/2017

    Melvin Klein, a 1949 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in education, was honored by the Essex (New Jersey) County Board of Chosen Freeholders at its recent Veterans Celebration.

  • ‘WHAT SAY YOU?’ 2/14/2017

    Slippery Rock University's annual juried student art exhibition and reception happened Feb. 13 at the Martha Gault Art Gallery. SRU art students were able to submit up to three pieces for consideration. This year's juror was Rabecca Signoriello, whose works are in private collections in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Germany and Monte Carlo. Winners included: Tyra Welsh, a junior from New Castle, first place for “High Seas,” oil on canvas; Caleb Skykora-Bodie, a senior from Harrisville, second place for “Flask Set,” ceramic; Chenoa Gregory, a senior from Freeport, third place for an untitled monotype; and Erin Pandolfino, a senior from York, fourth place for “Moment of Relaxation,” etching.

  • SRU spring enrollment continues positive gains 2/14/2017

    The numbers are in and it’s official. Slippery Rock University continues to defy the odds when it comes to enrollment. Despite a decline in the number of college-bound students at colleges and universities across the country, SRU has again bucked the trend.

  • SRU’s master degree in data analytics earns national ranking 2/14/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s master’s degree in data analytics has been ranked among the nation’s Top 50 “big data” degree programs by College Choice.

  • Glover serves as jazz festival guest conductor 2/14/2017

    David Glover, Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, served as one of three guest conductors at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5 Jazz Festival hosted by the University. Jason Kush, SRU associate professor of music, served as festival host.

  • ‘HEY, JUDE,’ SRU WAS UP ‘TIL 2 2/13/2017

    A contingent of Slippery Rock University students stayed "Up 'til 2" Feb. 10 at the ARC to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event, which celebrated its 11th year, surpassed its goal of raising more than $18,000 for Memphis, Tennessee-based St. Jude, which annually treats more than 7,500 children suffering from childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The 5 1/2-hour program – which included games, prizes, food and music – featured participating students raising $100 or more to compete in hourly activities and challenges in support of St. Jude patients. More than 75 percent of St. Jude's funding comes from public contributions. Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.

  • SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT – CHINESE NEW YEAR 2/13/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Feb. 12 Chinese New Year Celebration included a luncheon, interactive children's games, traditional performances and songs, and a Chinese calligraphy demonstration. The free, "Year of the Rooster," program was hosted at the Slippery Rock Township Building in honor of the a 4,000-year-old tradition that observes the start of the new lunar year and is also known as the "Spring Festival." Traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. It also serves as a time to reconnect with family and friends, launch fireworks and take a break from work and responsibility. Nearly 30 international students of Chinese origin are enrolled at SRU.

  • SRU disability sports night open to all 2/13/2017

    For Matthew Erickson and David Krayesky, once was not enough. While Slippery Rock University recognizes the challenges faced by persons with disabilities during its November President's Commission for Disability Issues Month, the committee co-chairs thought they needed to do more.

  • Chen-Gaffey and Getsay author library case study 2/13/2017

    Aiping Chen-Gaffey and Heather Getsay, Slippery Rock University Library faculty members, have co-authored the article “More E-Books, Less Print? What Does Usage Data Tell Us?”

  • SRU alumnus returns to share diversity message 2/10/2017

    The Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington has been described in many ways: a writer, speaker, coach, consultant, teacher and trainer. But the one he enjoys the most is that of facilitator. “I guess you could say I’m sort of like a modern day Johnny Appleseed,” said Washington, a 1982 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy. “However, instead of seeds, I’m planting a sense of hope, community, humanity and healing so that folks can begin to see the possibilities of what we can have – a genuine love for all human life regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

  • IT WAS AN HONOR 2/10/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Admissions Office hosted its inaugural Honors Showcase Feb. 10 for incoming freshman. The event gave participants an opportunity to learn more about the University and the honors program. Prospective students sat in on classes and listened to a student panel hosted by current SRU honors students. Parents learned more about the financial aid process and how to best support their students with the transition from high school to college. The event concluded with a tour of campus and a visit to Watson Hall, the residence hall for SRU honors students.

  • Thomas co-authors article for biology journal 2/10/2017

    Rebecca Thomas, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks and recreation, has co-authored an environmental research paper published in Biological Conservation, an international leading journal in the discipline of conservation biology.

  • Green and White Society plans “We Are SRU” event 2/9/2017

    For Courtney McCalmont, differences are not a matter of division, but rather unity. McCalmont, a junior integrated marketing communication major from Harrisville and president of Slippery Rock University’s Green and White Society, is putting her belief into action through the Society-sponsored Feb. 23 “We Are SRU” initiative.

  • Patterson poem selected for publication 2/9/2017

    Laurel Patterson, clerk typist II for Slippery Rock University's Center for Service, Involvement and Leadership, has had her poem, "Lush Earth," selected for publication in the spring issue of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's publication, "The Forum."

  • McKinney recognized for social media marketing 2/8/2017

    Felicia McKinney, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in student affairs, has been recognized for her work as the social media manager at Point Park University.

  • ARTISTIC ALLIES 2/7/2017

    Melissa Teodoro, Slippery Rock University associate professor of dance, paired with Barbara Westman, SRU associate professor of printmaking and fiber art, for an interdisciplinary collaboration Feb. 6 at the Martha Gault Art Gallery. Students from Teodoro’s dance class were charged with creating compositions of movement based on their interpretations of Westman’s “Color on White” exhibit. Westman's work – paper with painted cutout shapes with each composition enclosed inside a 16-inch by 20-inch frame – consists of her recollections, memories and observations, brushed into radiant colors and offset by a signature white background.

  • Wolf proposes third straight year of increased funding for State System 2/7/2017

    Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his proposed 2017-18 Commonwealth budget today, recommending a third straight year of increased funding for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • SRU to host Junior Academy of Science presentations 2/7/2017

    More than 500 aspiring scientists will complete for nearly $25,000 in Slippery Rock University scholarships when the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science stages its 60th annual Region IX meeting Feb.25 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. It is the 20th time the event has been staged at SRU.

  • Arnhold receives Edith Trees Charitable Trust grant 2/7/2017

    Robert Arnhold, Slippery Rock University professor of physical and health education, has received a $50,000 grant from the Edith Trees Charitable Trust to assist with the planning and implementation of the Rock Life program.

  • Rapper Lil Wayne to perform at SRU April 10 2/6/2017

    Grammy-award winning rapper Lil Wayne will perform April 10 in Slippery Rock University’s Aebersold Student Recreation Center. The concert was booked by SRU’s University Program Board.

  • Super experience: SRU student earns spot on ‘Big Game’ sideline 2/3/2017

    When Katerina Fissore offered to guide Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton through the process of posting a selfie to her Twitter account, she never imagined the goodwill gesture would amount to anything more than a shared moment with SRU’s top administrator.

  • SRU dancers will be ‘In Their Element’ at Feb. 4 concert 2/3/2017

    More than four-dozen Slippery Rock University dance students will present original choreography as part of the SRU Dance Theatre Winter Concerts, entitled “In Their Element,” at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4 at the Butler County Community College Succop Theatre.

  • Robinson Fruchtl earns 2017 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award 2/3/2017

    Susan Robinson Fruchtl, a 1999 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in secondary guidance and counseling, has been named a recipient of the 2017 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.

  • SRU to celebrate Chinese New Year with Feb. 12 celebration 2/2/2017

    Slippery Rock University will join the worldwide celebration of the Chinese New Year with a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event Feb. 12 at the Slippery Rock Community Center.

  • SRU student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester 2/2/2017

    Jordan Schultze, a Slippery Rock University senior political science and philosophy major, is working for the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • Logan named women's soccer coach at North 2/2/2017

    Chris Logan, a former Slippery Rock University assistant soccer coach, has been named the head soccer coach at the University of North Dakota.

  • SRU’s Black History Month activities focus on understanding the past to help shape the future 2/1/2017

    Marcus Garvey, a leader in the black nationalist movement, founder of the Negro World newspaper and organizer of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, liked to remind folks that, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

  • Rotary Foundation honors Anna as major donor 2/1/2017

    Henry Anna, a Slippery Rock University professor emeritus, has been recognized for his financial commitment to the Rotary Foundation as a Level 2 major donor, contributing between $25,000 and $50,000.

  • Nine SRU students compete at Ethics Bowl competition 1/31/2017

    Two teams of Slippery Rock University students competed at the 18th Annual Central States Regional Ethics Bowl Competition at Marian University in Indianapolis.

  • SRU students hope Twitter feed will satisfy classmates’ stomachs 1/30/2017

    Finding the best deal on local food and drink isn’t always as easy you might think. Even with a laptop or smartphone, it’s easy to spend more time than you want to combing the web for discounts on a deep dish pizza or a few bucks off the a burger. Fortunately, for students at Slippery Rock University, Zach Harris, a marketing major from Brownsville, and Anthony Billheimer, a business major from Gibsonia, have a solution – SR Billboard.

  • SRU names Wilson associate provost for transformational experiences 1/30/2017

    Brad Wilson, Slippery Rock University’s interim associate provost for transformational experiences, has been named to the permanent position effective Jan. 10, 2017. He had served in the interim role for the past two years.

  • SRU students present "social media takeover" at conference 1/30/2017

    Eight Slippery Rock University students partnered with Deborah Schell, assistant director of the Smith Student Center, to present "Student Social Media Takeover," at the Association of College Unions International Region VII conference in Pittsburgh.

  • New season of ‘Infinite Opportunities’ premieres Jan. 29 1/27/2017

    “Infinite Opportunities,” a weekly, half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities, will engage viewers in roundtable discussions with faculty, staff, students and alumni during its third season, which premieres at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 29, on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

  • SRU opens spring semester with enrollment gain 1/27/2017

    Given the demographic decline in the number of college bound students, it’s easy to understand why colleges and universities across the country are struggling to meet enrollment goals. Not so at Slippery Rock University.

  • PSAC releases new logo and branding initiative 1/27/2017

    The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has released a series of new logos and branding standards. The logos were designed to identify the league and its membership, said PSAC Commissioner Steve Murray.

  • SRU students present at environmental symposium 1/27/2017

    Several Slippery Rock University students presented their research at the 2016 Student Symposium on the Environment sponsored by Environmental Programs at Westminster College and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition.

  • SRU ‘Up ‘til 2’ crew notes ‘Cancer Never Sleeps’, so neither will we 1/26/2017

    For most 15-plus credit-carrying, extra-curricularly involved, holding down a part-time job college students, the value of a little rest and relaxation is frequently without compare. At Slippery Rock University however, students are often just as eager to put the brakes on their Netflix and naptime for the sake of a good cause.

  • SRU Jazz Combo performs at New Orleans convention 1/26/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Jazz Combo, under the direction of Jason Kush, associate professor of music, performed at the Jazz Education Network's International Convention in New Orleans Jan. 7.

  • SRU students box up ‘playful diversions’ for childhood cancer patients 1/25/2017

    For most children across the country, everyday life is pretty routine: eat, sleep, play and repeat. Toss in a helping hand of elementary school and the recipe for being a kid is pretty much complete.

  • SRU’s Westman displays ‘Color on White’ 1/24/2017

    Like many artists, Barbara Westman lives a double life. On one hand, she moves about the world experiencing reality at face value. On the other hand, she is always trying to unravel what she is seeing in an attempt to discover the deep and intricate. Westman then creates her world on paper with painted cut out shapes – enclosing each composition inside a 16-inch by 20-inch frame. The result, entitled “Color on White,” is now on display at Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery through Feb. 10

  • ‘White Out’ conditions expected for SRU’s Feb. 1 basketball games 1/24/2017

    The National Weather Service may not be able to accurately forecast the conditions inside Slippery Rock University’s Morrow Field House any given night, but the SGA Bookstore has it nailed down – “White Out” conditions.

  • Kemeny receives $88,000 grant for autism research 1/24/2017

    Betsy Kemeny, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of recreational therapy, has received a $88,000 grant from the Horses and Humans Research Foundation to research the effects of therapeutic riding on stress levels in young adults with autism.

  • Technology + instruction delivers winning program 1/23/2017

    Ask a group of middle or high school-aged students who John Madden is and you’re likely to get a lot of blank stares. But without the NFL Hall of Fame coach turned color commentator, a group of music students from the Karns City School District may never have gotten the opportunity to hone their skills. Not only did Madden add unique insight to NFL game broadcasts, but he famously used a telestrator to breakdown on-field plays. For the uninitiated, a telestrator is a device that allows its operator to draw a freehand sketch over a moving or still video image. Also known as a video marker, it is often used in sports and weather broadcasts to diagram and analyze sports plays or incoming weather patterns. Madden’s use of the device not only boosted its popularity, but hastened its eventual availability to the general public via smart phone and tablet apps. That’s where roughly two-dozen 7th through 12th grade students from KCSD come in. The budding musicians are receiving guidance and direction on their instrumental abilities via such devices from Slippery Rock University students in Kathleen Melago’s woodwind methods and instrumental methods courses.

  • Bernstein authors sport management textbook 1/23/2017

    Gary Bernstein, a 1977 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in physical education, has written the textbook, "Nonprofit Recreation and Sports Organizations: Principles and Practices in Leadership Management."

  • SRU Performing Arts Series presents John Ford Coley 1/18/2017

    Singer, musician, actor and author John Ford Coley – best known as one half of the Grammy-nominated 70s pop music duo, England Dan & John Ford Coley – will perform at Slippery Rock University’s University Union at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3.

  • Retired SRU professor, ‘Friendship Nine’ member, to speak about civil rights 1/16/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s arm of The Frederick Douglass Institute, in conjunction with the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team, will welcome Thomas Gaither to SRU at 7 p.m., Feb. 2 in Room 304 of the Smith Student Center for a conversation about the “Friendship Nine.”

  • SRU music instructor hopes new course ‘charts’ with students 1/11/2017

    When it comes to music education, lesson plans are more likely to lean on historical figures such as Beethoven and Mozart than contemporary chart toppers like Maroon 5 or Florida Georgia Line. Cassandra Eisenreich, music education and performance instructor at Slippery Rock University, is working to reverse this academic trend through a uniquely-crafted summer course, “Popular Music Pedagogy.”

  • SRU online bachelor’s degrees ranked among nation’s best by U.S. News 1/10/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s online bachelor degree programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. SRU offers a trio of online bachelor degree options, including: bachelor of science in interdisciplinary programs; bachelor of science in business administration in management; and a bachelor of science in nursing.

  • Fiorentino named president of West Chester University 1/5/2017

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected Christopher Fiorentino to serve as president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, effective January 9. Fiorentino has held the position of interim president at the university since April 2016.

  • LSSU releases 42nd annual list of banished words 1/3/2017

    The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have taken their best "guesstimate" and released LSSU's 42nd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

  • SRU students earn NASPA Undergraduate Fellowships 12/21/2016

    Erin O’Connor isn’t one to sit back and watch the world go by. In fact, the Slippery Rock University psychology major from New Castle enjoys leading the charge.

  • BOG approves contracts with faculty, coaches, nurses, police and security officers 12/20/2016

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved new collective bargaining agreements with unions representing faculty, coaches and nurses at the 14 state-owned universities. The BOG also approved a “wage reopener” for campus police and security officers and a two-year merit pool for nonrepresented employees.

  • CAP-TIVATING 12/19/2016

    Slippery Rock University's 2016 Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 17 in Morrow Field House provided a time for reflection as well as expression. One need not look any further than the array of creatively decorated graduation cap for evidence. Whether they were encrusted with rhinestones, swooshed with paint or covered in puzzle pieces, the following examples serve to put a “cap” on the event.

  • SRU program provides mission-critical opportunities 12/19/2016

    Inspiring students to excel as members of a caring community, connected with the world in which they live, study and work, is one of the fundamental missions of Slippery Rock University.

  • Brewer named 2016 University Health Teacher of the Year 12/19/2016

    Hanna Brewer, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physical and health education, has been named the 2016 University Health Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance for providing excellence in teaching.

  • WINTER COMMENCEMENT 2016 12/17/2016

    The weather outside may have been frightful, but the celebration inside Slippery Rock University’s Morrow Field House was delightful as friends, families and graduating seniors came together for SRU’s Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 17. The day marked a momentous occasion in the lives of not only the graduates, but the entire University community as 460 undergraduate degrees and 130 master's degrees were awarded. Make sure to check back later this evening for a link to our Facebook gallery for even more photos.

  • SRU, BC3 sign pair of articulation agreements 12/16/2016

    Slippery Rock University and Butler County Community College have signed articulation agreements that will enable BC3 students to easily transition into SRU’s undergraduate programs in homeland security and health and physical teacher education: school wellness education.

  • A GLOBAL (GRADUATION) AFFAIR 12/15/2016

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Global Engagement offered its 2nd Annual Global Graduation Ceremony Dec. 14 at the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The ceremony recognized five international students who are graduating, 13 international exchange students who will be returning home and five American students who participated in a long-term student abroad program. Graduating seniors received stoles.

  • Happy Holidays from SRU 12/15/2016

    Happy holidays and a happy New Year from Slippery Rock University. We hope you enjoy the 2016 SRU Holiday Video Card.

  • FINAL(S) PREPARATIONS 12/15/2016

    In case you’ve been sleeping under a “rock” and haven’t heard the news, it’s finals week at Slippery Rock University. In every corner of every building you’ll find students hidden behind laptops and textbooks, singularly or in groups. Best of luck to everyone. We know you’ve got this.

  • SRU group heads to Kenya for ’CareBreak’ 12/15/2016

    For many, a 21-hour plane ride to Africa would be about as far from home as one could get. But for Alice DelVecchio, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of interdisciplinary programs, the journey is more like “going home.”

  • Barnett publishes essay in international journal 12/15/2016

    Brett Barnett, Slippery Rock University associate professor of communication, has published his essay, “‘Lone Wolf’ Extremists and the US News Media,” published in the international journal Ethical Space, a quarterly publication of the UK-based Institute of Communication Ethics.

  • SRU scores prestigious $100K NEH grant 12/14/2016

    With funding challenges forcing many institutions across the country to either scale back or consider cuts to liberal arts programming, Slippery Rock University’s Humanities Ladder program will soon receive an infusion of capital courtesy of a $100,000 Humanities Access Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • ‘Academic Games’ to challenge hundreds of local students 12/14/2016

    It may not be in the same vein as the many final exams being administered at Slippery Rock University this week, but for nearly 500 area students from 25 western Pennsylvania school districts, the challenges of recalling lessons learned will be just as demanding during the Dec. 14 Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Academic Games in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU wishes ‘bonne chance’ to graduating international students 12/13/2016

    Whether spoken in English, French, Spanish or another language, Slippery Rock University will be wishing “good luck” to its graduating international students at its 2nd Annual Global Graduation Ceremony at 6 p.m., Dec. 14.

  • SRU safety management program earns BCSP designation 12/12/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s safety management program has been approved as a “Graduate Safety Practitioner Qualified Academic Program” by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

  • SRU President Cheryl Norton announces retirement 12/9/2016

    Cheryl Norton, who was appointed as the 16th – and first female – president of Slippery Rock University in 2012, has announced her retirement, effective June 30, 2017. Norton made the announcement as part of her president’s report to the University community at the SRU council of trustees quarterly business meeting today.

  • SRU trustees welcome new members, approve student conduct code 12/9/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees began their Dec. 9 quarterly business meeting with a bit of a surprise from SRU President Cheryl Norton. Norton, the first female president to the lead the University, announced her retirement from the University, effective June 30, 2017. For Norton, the timing will mark five years at the helm of SRU, a time during which she and husband Henry “… have been privileged to be part of the Slippery Rock University community.”

  • SRU SGA art gallery planned for University Union 12/8/2016

    To the naked eye, a nondescript conference room inside the University Union may appear as nothing more than that – a room. But for a group of Slippery Rock University art majors, it is a future showcase for creativity and imagination that can be shared and enjoyed by all.

  • CELEBRATING THE SEASON … OF GIVING 12/8/2016

    SRU's University Program Board staged its annual "Seasons of Giving" event Dec. 8 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. As part of the event, students, faculty and staff were invited to “Stuff A Van” with toys to support the U.S. Marines annual Toys for Tots campaign, benefitting Butler County children this holiday season. Events that took place inside the ballroom included: an iceless ice skating rink; do-it-yourself photo snow globes; holiday-themed jewelry making; “Project Christmas Elf” drop off; cookie decorating; and hot chocolate.

  • SRU biology majors emerge from woodland with major find 12/8/2016

    The names Bauer, Gette and Signor may not be as familiar to the science community as Mendel, Pasteur and van Leeuwenhoek, but a trio of Slippery Rock University biology majors are making discoveries that may very well garner some attention. The trio - Jennifer Bauer, a senior from Tionesta; Gabby Gette, a senior from Fairview; and Erica Signor, a senior from Harrisburg - wasn't expecting to turn lichen research on its ear, but that's exactly what has happened when the threesome ventured into local woodlands for an undergraduate research project.

  • CELEBRATION OF HERITAGE 12/8/2016

    The Black Action Society hosted a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 7 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event included education about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how they lead into the preparation for the New Year; poetry readings based on each principle; soul food; and a performance by the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble. Kwanzaa is celebrated Dec. 26-31.

  • Smith receives grant to fund 'Walk the Rock' research 12/8/2016

    Kim Smith, Slippery Rock University associate professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, has received a $1,500 grant from the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund to research the effectiveness of SRU’s “Walk the Rock” program.

  • SRU gets ‘gold star’ from Middle States Commission on Higher Education 12/7/2016

    You did good, Slippery Rock University. In fact, you did really good. So says the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in accepting SRU’s Periodic Review Report that reaffirms the University’s accreditation. In notifying SRU of its acceptance, the MSCHE commended the institution for the quality of its Periodic Review Report.

  • Freeman named artistic director for children’s theatre 12/7/2016

    Jackie Freeman, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a double major in psychology and theatre: acting, has been named artistic director for the Orphan Girls Children’s Theatre in Butte, Montana.

  • SRU to host Bulgarian accordionist Dec. 8 12/6/2016

    Vladimir Mollov, a Bulgarian-born accordionist currently based in Pittsburgh, will demonstrate the flavor and festiveness of Bulgarian folk music during a concert at Slippery Rock University at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, in McKay Education Building Auditorium.

  • 19th century Christmas coming to SRU’s Old Stone House 12/6/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House will celebrate the yuletide from an early-American perspective during its annual Christmas Open House from 3-7 p.m., Dec. 10.

  • Holzberger captures $3,000 scholarship 12/6/2016

    Kelly Holzberger, a Slippery Rock University athletic training major from Lagrangeville, New York, has received the $3,000 Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association District II Kent Scriber Scholarship. She will be recognized Jan. 7 at the EATA’s annual banquet.

  • SRU Trustees to meet Dec. 8-9 12/5/2016

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Dec. 8-9. Committee meetings will be in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center. The quarterly business meeting will take place at 1 p.m., Dec. 9 in Room 321 of the Smith Student Center. All meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members who would like to attend.

  • ‘SPRUCE’-ING UP CAMPUS 12/5/2016

    Slippery Rock Univesity’s facilities and planning department is busy with the pre-winter planting of more than 50 trees. The beautification project will see a wide variety of trees, including: Alaskan cedars, hemlocks, red maples, Norway spruces, ginkos, lindens, white pines and crabapple among others, added to the grounds near Building F, the disc golf course and McFarland intramural fields and near Miller Auditorium.

  • Nicholls wins distinguished scholar award 12/5/2016

    Jeananne Nicholls, Slippery Rock University associate professor of business, has been named the American Marketing Association of Pittsburgh's 2016 Distinguished Educator. She will be honored at a Dec. 8 luncheon.

  • MOVING TO THE BEAT 12/2/2016

    Former Rusted Root co-founder and drummer Jim Donovan visited Slippery Rock University Dec. 2 to conduct a drumming workshop for a group of 30 psychology students. Donovan, now a drumming instructor at Saint Francis University in Loretto, created percussion methods for a research study at SFU, designed to study the effects on attention to task in children with autism and attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Among the findings was that these methods demonstrated average increases in attention to task of 189 percent in as little as 12 weeks.

  • SRU plans Dec. 17 winter commencement 12/2/2016

    Commencement is a special time at Slippery Rock University. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, family member or friend, graduation is an important event that marks a momentous occasion in the lives of not only the graduates, but the entire University community.

  • ART TO ART 12/1/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Gallery is featuring a pair of student exhibitions through Dec. 2, including Leah Zackowitz’s “Tangible,” that morphs digital images taken from cell phones into embroidered pieces; while Kate Fitzgerald’s “Keepsake” displays “wearable works” of jewelry made from nontraditional components such as dismantled wooden shelves, rusted hardware and leather scraps. Zackowitz is a senior art major from Bethesda, Maryland, and Fitzgerald is a senior art major from Pittsburgh. The Martha Gault Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.

  • SRU dancers present original works at Dec. 10-11 concerts 12/1/2016

    Twenty-nine Slippery Rock University dance majors are stepping into what will surely be a “December to remember,” as they put the finishing touches on choreography they will present during the Dec. 10-11 Dance Theater Fall Concerts at Swope Music Hall.

  • EDUCATING AND ADVOCATING 12/1/2016

    The Slippery Rock University HOPE (Healthy Outreach Through Peer Education) Peer Educators offered an informational program in conjunction with World AIDS Day Dec. 1 in the Smith Student Center commuter lounge. The group strives to promote student wellness by offering comprehensive health education and advocating for a campus and local community that support student well-being. In the U.S., more than 1.2 million people are living with HIV, with one in eight unaware that they have the virus. Launched in 1998, Worlds AIDS Day is a global initiative for raising awareness of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and mourning those who have died from HIV or AIDS.

  • SRU CareBreaks emphasize service over sand and surf 11/30/2016

    For many college students, part of the attraction of the annual phenomenon known as spring break involves reveling in adventures with friends at sunny and sandy destinations.

  • SRU’s HOPE peer educators host World AIDS Day program 11/30/2016

    Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS over the past 32 years, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in history named a ‘best value’ 11/29/2016

    Slippery Rock University has been identified as one of the best value colleges for an online master’s in history degree according to CollegeValuesOnline.com.

  • Nominations sought for Syed Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence 11/29/2016

    Nominations for the 2017 Syed Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence, presented by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, are being accepted through Dec. 9.

  • SRU music majors capture awards at competition 11/29/2016

    Three Slippery Rock University students won awards at the Nov. 12 Tri-State National Association of Teachers of Singing student competition at West Virginia University. More than 125 students took part in the event.

  • SRU to offer conversation on ‘Culture and Symbols’ 11/28/2016

    In the week following the 2016 presidential election, 701 incidents of hate speech – including more than 80 anti-LGBT and 60 instances of swastika vandalism – occurred across the country, according to the Southern Poverty and Law Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Slippery Rock University was not immune from election-time messages either as several instances of anti-Trump, anti-Clinton and anti-immigrant chalkings appeared on sidewalks across campus.

  • Kush featured as guest soloist with Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh 11/28/2016

    Jason Kush, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, was the guest saxophone soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh at its Nov. 20 concert at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh.

  • SRU art major hopes to create peace from chaos 11/23/2016

    The presidential election may be over, but the political divide caused by it continues to ripple across the country. That friction prompted Travis Sallack, a Slippery Rock University art major, to create and display a project for peace.

  • SRU’s University Program Board hosts Dec. 8 ‘Seasons of Giving’ 11/22/2016

    Stuffed animals, action figures and board games are just a few of many items Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff can use to assist SRU’s University Program Board in its annual “Seasons of Giving” event Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smith Student Center.

  • Comedy Central’s Jeff Ross to ‘roast’ at The Rock 11/22/2016

    Over the past decade, comedian Jeff Ross has made a living at the expense of various celebrities. From Charlie Sheen to Justin Bieber to president-elect Donald Trump, no one has been spared from the verbal barbs of “The Roastmaster General” during Ross’ run as the host of Comedy Central’s Roasts.

  • BY THE NUMBERS 11/22/2016

    Sixth and seventh-grade gifted education students from Slippery Rock Middle School visited with members of the Math Club at Slippery Rock University Nov. 22. The Math Club extended the invitation as part of a community service project and to promote the University and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Visiting students took part in various mathematical exercises and activities, as well as a discussion on pursuing math and statistics in higher education.

  • SRU’s Ursula Payne to head Frederick Douglass Institute 11/21/2016

    Ursula Payne, Slippery Rock University professor of dance, has been named the new director of SRU’s arm of the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative.

  • SRU Army ROTC cadets take charge of Toys for Tots campaign 11/21/2016

    With the fall semester quickly drawing to a close, many Slippery Rock University students are hustling to meet project deadlines and prepare for final exams. But with Christmas right around the corner, the spirit of the holiday season is inspiring a few students to slow down and help play Santa to local children.

  • Biology and chemistry majors present at PASSHE conference 11/21/2016

    A half dozen Slippery Rock University biology and chemistry majors recently made presentations as the PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference held at Millersville University.

  • GOBBLE-ING IT UP 11/18/2016

    The annual Thanksgiving dinner at Boozel Dining Hall Nov. 17 attracted more than 1,600 hungry Slippery Rock University students for a feast that featured roasted turkey breast, homemade cranberry ciabatta dressing, creamy mashed potatoes, lemon-maple roasted sweet potatoes, sweet corn, green bean casserole, creamy salmon pasta toss, assorted breads, pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll and carrot cake cupcakes.

  • Progressing toward unity: SRU launches Office for Inclusive Excellence 11/18/2016

    Equity and inclusion are institutional priorities that are key to Slippery Rock University’s mission of providing a quality education to all of its students.

  • SRU’s Martin named PSAC Defensive Player of the Year 11/18/2016

    Slippery Rock University redshirt junior defensive end Marcus Martin was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year, highlighting a total of eight Rock football players that were named to the All-PSAC team.

  • SRU ROTC cadets qualify for Army’s CULP program 11/18/2016

    A quartet of Slippery Rock University ROTC cadets have been selected to participate in the U.S. Army’s 30-day Cultural Language and Proficiency program next summer.

  • ‘Drum Trip’: Rusted Root’s Jim Donovan to guest lecture at SRU 11/17/2016

    It would be tough to find many musicians that have traded in the touring the world and playing for tens of thousands for touring college campuses and playing with dozens. However, Jim Donovan is one of such example.

  • Cooke elected chairperson for therapeutic recreation council 11/17/2016

    Colleen Cooke, a Slippery Rock University professor of recreational therapy, has been elected chairperson of the board of directors of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Her term will begin spring 2017.

  • SRU’s Social Sciences Career Expo offers employment connections 11/16/2016

    With more than 20 organizations eagerly on the lookout for new talent, Slippery Rock University will host its second annual Social Sciences Career Expo from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Nov. 17, in the Smith Student Center.

  • GGE Club students clean up Presque Isle beach 11/16/2016

    Nineteen student members of the Geography, Geology and Environment Club at Slippery Rock University recently participated in the Adopt-A-Beach cleanup program at Presque Isle in Erie.

  • SRU adapts ‘A Christmas Carol’ for Dec. 2-8 presentation 11/15/2016

    When Ebenezer Scrooge grumps and grumbles his way across the stage for Slippery Rock University’s Dec. 2-8 presentation of “A Christmas Carol,” a few surprises will accompany the miser’s iconic catchphrase, “Bah, humbug.”

  • SPECIAL RECOGNITION 11/15/2016

    For its work in championing inclusion of athletes with intellectual disabilities through sports and providing critical resources and program support, Special Olympics Pennsylvania named Slippery Rock University its first "Unified Sports Center of Excellence" Nov. 15. The recognition was part of SOP's Youth Summit, a day-long leadership program for western Pennsylvania students with and without intellectual disabilities. (From left) James Preston, assistant dean of College of Education; Keith Dils, dean of College of Education; Wendy Fagan, instructor of physical and health education; Robert Arnhold, professor of physical and health education; Pamela Arnhold, assistant professor of physical health and education; and Matt Aaron, chief executive officer, Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.

  • SRU National Residence Hall Honorary helping save lives 11/15/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s local chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary has been named a Top 20 participant with the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh.

  • SRU Symphony Orchestra offers Nov. 16 classical concert 11/14/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from a trio of composers – including Mozart and Antonin Dvorak – Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Swope Music Hall.

  • GLOBAL EXPRESSIONS 11/14/2016

    Slippery Rock University's 42nd Annual International Dinner featured cuisine from 40 countries, prepared and presented by SRU's international students. The Nov. 12 affair kicked off with an international flag ceremony, featured a talent show and the awarding of scholarships. The event served as a closing ceremony to SRU's Nov. 6-12 Internations Week.

  • Snyder a sought after Veterans Day speaker 11/14/2016

    Robert Snyder, a Slippery Rock University professor of elementary education and author of the book, "What is a Veteran, Anyway?," visited 16 elementary schools Nov. 11 to discuss his book and the scarifies and challenges faced by veterans.

  • Great American Smokeout coming to SRU Nov. 17 11/11/2016

    The Great American Smokeout is coming to Slippery Rock University Nov. 17, but it has nothing to do with charcoal, dampers or prime cuts of meat.

  • SALUTING OUR VETERANS 11/11/2016

    Slippery Rock University marked Veterans Day with a pair of events Nov. 11, beginning with a breakfast in honor and remembrance of our military veterans. A Veterans Day Ceremony followed as alumni, faculty, staff and students gathered to hear remarks from SRU President Cheryl Norton and a keynote address from State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Jr., a former Marine. The event also featured a 21-gun salute, the laying of a wreath, the playing of taps and songs by the SRU Chamber Singers.

  • SRU expands Humanities Ladder Program 11/11/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s Stone House Center for the Public Humanities is marking its one-year anniversary with an instructional expansion of its Humanities Ladder program to include SRU students as in-class mentors.

  • Christou takes first place at Williamson Memorial Scholarship 11/11/2016

    Samantha Christou, a soprano and music major from Slippery Rock, captured first place at the recent Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship competition.

  • SRU ranked a ‘Top University' by Pittsburgh Business Times 11/10/2016

    On the strength of its fall 2016 undergraduate enrollment of 7,664, Slippery Rock University has been ranked third among the Top Colleges and Universities by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

  • SRU earns 2017 Military Friendly School designation 11/10/2016

    For the second consecutive year, Slippery Rock University has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a veteran-owned company that assists individuals in the transition from active service to civilian life.

  • SRU students take ‘polar plunge’ for Special Olympics PA 11/10/2016

    A group of 30 Slippery Rock University students took a “polar plunge” in Lake Erie Nov. 9 to support Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s interscholastic unified sports program. Each student raised a minimum of $50 to participate in the event.

  • SRU dance majors to present original choreography at adjudication concerts 11/9/2016

    Hours of preparation, perspiration and attention to detail will come to the forefront – as well as the stage – when Slippery Rock University dance majors face a choreography review by faculty mentors during four dance theatre adjudication concerts Nov. 17-18 in the West Gym Dance Studio.

  • SRU’s UPB hopes to greet Sweetin with a ‘Full House’ 11/9/2016

    For eight seasons Jodie Sweetin came into America’s homes each week playing the angelic and mischievous middle daughter, Stephanie Tanner, on the ABC sitcom “Full House.” Yet for all the laughter Sweetin helped bring to millions of viewers each week, her personal life following the end of the series was one filled with dark clouds and personal demons. The now 34-year old actress will discuss her rise to fame, fall from grace and personal and professional resurgence during a visit to Slippery Rock University at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 15 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Hertel presents ‘Sailcloth Art Project’ at Virginia Tech 11/9/2016

    Heather Hertel, Slippery Rock University associate professor of art, recently presented the collaborative aspects of her “Sailcloth Art Project” at the Southeastern College Art Conference at Virginia Tech University. The conference was by invitation only.

  • THE FINAL COUNTDOWN 11/8/2016

    The Slippery Rock University SGA Bookstore hosted a Graduation Celebration Nov. 8 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom for all undergraduate and graduate students who applied to graduate at SRU's Dec. 17 commencement ceremony. The event provided a chance to purchase regalia, class rings and diploma frames. Applicants who applied by the Oct. 1 deadline were also able to pick up their guest tickets for commencement. Additional commencement information is available at: http://www.sru.edu/events/commencement.

  • ON THE CATWALK 11/8/2016

    Slippery Rock University students took to the runway at the Smith Student Center Ballroom Nov. 7 as part of an International Fashion Show. The event featured student models in traditional, casual and “dress to impress” attire from countries around the world. The event was part of SRU’s Internations Week, a weeklong celebration that offers a variety of cultural events and educational entertainment in an effort to focus attention on the diverse culture and heritage of SRU's international student population.

  • ‘Backpacks to Briefcases’ program fosters job connections 11/8/2016

    Ask any corporate headhunter for job-search pointers and networking skills will be at or near the top of the list. In fact, according to John Rindy, Slippery Rock University director of career education and development, nearly 80 percent of jobs are filled as a result of some sort of prior networking.

  • SRU criminology students, faculty to present in New Orleans 11/8/2016

    Jeter Smith, Slippery Rock University assistant director of residence life, provided a pair of presentations at the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Regional Leadership Conference in Philadelphia.

  • Lawmaker, decorated Marine to provide SRU Veterans Day address 11/7/2016

    After surviving a perfect “storm” of deadly combat in the Persian Gulf as a Marine, Pennsylvania State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Jr., is coming to Slippery Rock University to hail the sacrifices of other veterans.

  • SRU criminology students, faculty to present in New Orleans 11/7/2016

    A pair of Slippery Rock University criminology and security studies majors will join Sarah Kuehn, assistant professor of criminology and security studies, and Youngyol Schanz, associate professor of criminology and security studies, in making presentations at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • SRU’s Nov. 12 International Dinner dishes global cuisine 11/4/2016

    You’d probably have a hard time convincing celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Mario Batali that pairing Irish stew with a Belgian waffle would make for a memorable dining experience. However, for attendees of Slippery Rock University’s 42nd Annual International Dinner, it could very well be an appetizer.

  • SRU named one of Pennsylvania’s “Best Online Colleges” 11/4/2016

    Slippery Rock University has been named a 2016-17 "Best Online College" in Pennsylvania by Affordable Colleges Online.AffordableCollegesOnline.org is a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information.

  • Cross country and track alumni give back 11/4/2016

    Members of Slippery Rock University cross country and track teams from 1957-1964 recently participated in their Annual Cross Country Alumni Race and Picnic.

  • SRU faculty trio to present ‘Chamber Music Mayhem’ 11/3/2016

    Often described as “the music of friends” because of its intimate nature and small, ensemble approach, chamber music has entertained everyday listeners as well as royalty for more than 200 years.

  • SRU earns ‘Blue Ribbon College Farm’ recognition 11/3/2016

    Slippery Rock University’s earth-friendly farming practices at the Macoskey Center for Sustainability Systems Education and Research has reaped a Top 20 ranking from Online College Plan.

  • SRU vocalists to compete for Chad Williamson Scholarship 11/2/2016

    Fourteen Slippery Rock University student vocalists will demonstrate their range at 7 p.m., Nov. 5 at Swope Music Hall when they compete for the Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship as part of the 24th annual competition.

  • SGA Bookstore schedules Nov. 8 ‘Graduation Celebration’ 11/2/2016

    For many Slippery Rock University students, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – and not because of the upcoming holiday season. Rather, and specifically for those slated to take part in the University’s Dec. 17 commencement ceremony, it’s because the SGA Bookstore’s “Graduation Celebration” happens 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 8 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Boyle joins Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School 11/2/2016

    Kristy Boyle, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, has been named manager of adult dance and fitness programs for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School.

  • SRU Student Nonprofit Alliance putting ‘IZE’ on hunger 11/1/2016

    The Student Nonprofit Alliance at Slippery Rock University will host its fourth annual "Hunger Banquet" from 6-7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom, to raise awareness and mobilize support in the fight against hunger.

  • SRU earns special recognition from Special Olympics Pennsylvania 11/1/2016

    For its work in championing inclusion of athletes with intellectual disabilities in society through sports and providing critical resources and program support, Special Olympics Pennsylvania has named Slippery Rock University its first “Unified Sports Center of Excellence.”

  • BANG THE BALL ALL DAY 11/1/2016

    Hannah Brewer, assistant professor of public health and social work, led a group of students, faculty and staff in a fitness drumming session Nov. 1 in the Quad. The purpose of the aerobic event was to promote physical activity and stress management while closing out October’s “Exercise is Medicine” month activities.

  • SRU's facilities department wins grounds management award 11/1/2016

    Slippery Rock University's facilities department has received a Green Star Professional Grounds Management honor award from the Professional Grounds Management Society.

  • TIPTOEING THROUGH THE TULIP BULBS 10/31/2016

    More than 60 volunteers – including a number of Slippery Rock University students – took part in Slippery Rock In Bloom’s annual fall tulip planting event Oct. 30. Approximately 8,000 bulbs were planted throughout the borough, in addition to fall mums that were placed in pots across the Main Street corridor. SRIB is a special project of the Slippery Rock Rotary Club.

  • SRU recognizes November as Disability Issues Month 10/31/2016

    For the majority of students on a college campus, lecture halls, study groups and research papers comprise the bulk of regular day. But for those students dealing with a physical or mental disability, college life can be anything but traditional. For nearly one out of every 10 college students, a day filled with many taken-for-granted routines – such as simply moving from one classroom to the next – can prove to be a challenge. As of 2012, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that as many as 11.1 percent of college undergraduates were wrestling through a physical disability while simultaneously contending for a degree. Slippery Rock University will recognize these additional hardships endured by members of its student population during its November President's Commission for Disability Issues Month.

  • SRU to host national security expert Nov. 1 10/31/2016

    Dan Rattner, a former security manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will share his insights into national security and talk about job opportunities in the field as part of Slippery Rock University’s criminology and security studies speaker series at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 1, at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • SRU art majors exhibit at Bottlebrush Gallery 10/31/2016

    A group of nine Slippery Rock University art majors staged a one-day exhibit Oct. 30 at the Bottlebrush Gallery in Harmony.

  • SRU’s Winter Session can ‘warm up’ credit completion 10/28/2016

    The holidays are often a time of celebration with families, friends and a bevy of traditions. But for many uber-focused Slippery Rock University students, it can also be a time of textbooks, study guides and tests courtesy of the Dec. 21-Jan. 13 Winter Session.

  • Internations Week to provide global feel, flavors and fashions 10/28/2016

    With the 21st century’s explosion of global connectivity and mobility, it truly is a small world after all. This “downsizing” of our planet has bred a greater familiarity with our neighbors from all “four corners” of the globe. One result of this has been a greater influx of international students arriving at U.S. colleges and universities to fulfill dreams of achieving exceptional education. In fact, statistics released by the U.S. State Department in 2015 show that nearly 1,000,000 foreign nationals are pursuing a degree in the U.S. Slippery Rock University hasn’t been left out of the equation either as it plays host to 114 international students who represent 30 countries from across five continents.

  • A FA-‘BOO’-LOUS TIME 10/28/2016

    Slippery Rock University and the SRU Student Government Association sponsored a Preschool Halloween Parade Oct. 28. Dozens of children – dressed as super heroes, swashbucklers, princesses and more – took part in the event that traveled through North Hall, Old Main and McKay Education buildings.

  • CYBER AND SECURE 10/28/2016

    Slippery Rock University offered its Third Annual Cyber Security Fair Oct. 27 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The aim of the event was to educate students, faculty and staff on the importance of online safety. The fair coincides with October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The event featured various lectures, training sessions, informational and vendor booths covering such topics as email security, social media, smart phones, Internet privacy and passwords. Other instructional components included how to secure personal Wi-Fi and PCs as well as how to backup, encrypt and safely delete data.

  • Kleemook to present at West African conference 10/28/2016

    Justin Kleemook, assistant director for residence life at Slippery Rock University, will present "Built Upon Relationships: Your Union's Source of Power and Progress!" at Education International's Further & Higher Education & Research Conference, Nov. 14-16 in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

  • Gravity & Other Myths continues Performing Arts Series 10/27/2016

    A multi-award winning and critically acclaimed acrobatics ensemble from Australia, Gravity and Other Myths creates their work with an emphasis on an honest approach to performance, moving away from traditional circus and theatre models toward a form of acrobatic physical theatre.

  • Schiappa presents continental core research in Italy 10/27/2016

    Tamra Schiappa, Slippery Rock University associate professor of geography, geology and the environment, presented her research on the North American continental craton (aka Laurentia) during an earth sciences conference at the University of Pavia in Lombardy, Italy.

  • SGA plans ‘Campus Crawl’ with eye on keeping University safe and sound 10/26/2016

    When one lives, works, studies and plays in one of the country’s 30 safest college towns, keeping an eye out for potential dangers probably wouldn’t near the top of the “to do” list.That is of course, unless you’re a member of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association. The SGA will offer its annual “Campus Crawl” from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 3, in an effort to help keep the University safe and sound.

  • Karnes, Schettler and Lengyel author manuscript 10/26/2016

    Megan Karnes, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry; Shelby Schettler, a senior chemistry major from Butler; and George Lengyel, assistant professor of chemistry, have authored "Thermodynamic and Structural Impact of α, α - Dialkylated Residue Incorporation in a b-Hairpin Peptide."

  • SRU math majors calculate network solutions for the Pentagon 10/25/2016

    Former high-level military minds aren’t the only brains being tapped for consultant services by the U.S. government. Two Slippery Rock University mathematics majors have found themselves among those whose knowledge is being used by the Department of Defense.

  • SRU students and faculty to present at art conference 10/25/2016

    A group of five Slippery Rock University students will make presentations at the Mid-America College Art Association Conference Oct. 26-28 at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Art. The conference will examine evolving fine art practices and their contexts, as well as scholarship about them.

  • PARADING AROUND 10/24/2016

    With temperatures in the 40s and umbrellas the order of the day, Mother Nature tried her best to put a damper on the Oct. 22 SRU Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Parade. Her efforts were fruitless. Alumni, students, staff, family and friends lined Main Street to enjoy the annual event’s pageantry which included the Marching Pride, floats from a number of student organizations, king and queen candidates and members of the Class of 1966, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

  • A ROYAL AFFAIR 10/24/2016

    Halftime of the 2016 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend football game featured the introduction of homecoming court which included: Taylor Schultz, a junior from Millersburg, and Rocco Vasconi, a junior from Sharon; Rachel Lawler, a sophomore from Upper Chichester, and Josh Strom, a senior from Jeannette; Tori Hill, a junior from Homestead, and Logan Steigerwalt, a senior from Northampton; Marie Ellis, a junior from Transfer, and Lucas Boyd, a senior from South Park; and Madison Busse, a junior from Hermitage, and Jordyn Bennett, a senior from Thorton. The “crowning” moment came following the introductions of the court, as Strom and Hill were named king and queen.

  • SRU education majors offer disability employment awareness 10/24/2016

    According to a 2013 Cornell University report, the employment rate for working age persons in the U.S. with a disability sits at just 34.5 percent. It’s a number that a group of Slippery Rock University elementary and special education majors feels is far too low. As a result, the group has a clear message for any who will listen: inclusion works.

  • SRU Ranger Challenge Team completes national competition 10/24/2016

    Seven members of the Slippery Rock University Army ROTC Ranger Challenge Team recently received Ranger Challenge Tabs and Certificates for successfully competing in the 2016 Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

  • State System, APSCUF reach tentative agreement, strike ends 10/21/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have reached tentative agreement on a new contract, ending a three-day strike by faculty that began Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • The Rocket captures five Gold Circle Awards 10/19/2016

    The Rocket, Slippery Rock University’s independent, student-run newspaper, has captured five awards in the news and design divisions of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 33rd Gold Circle Awards for outstanding collegiate journalism.

  • State System proposes raises for all faculty, same healthcare package as other employees have 10/18/2016

    With the clock ticking down toward the faculty union’s announced 5 a.m., Wednesday, strike deadline, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has offered APSCUF a new proposal that would provide raises to all permanent and temporary faculty and a healthcare package identical to what other State System employees have.

  • SRU ready to ‘tweetup’ for National Day on Writing 10/18/2016

    What makes Slippery Rock University home?” That’s the question the SRU chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English will be asking – before tweeting students’ replies – during its Oct. 20 National Day on Writing program from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Smith Student Center.

  • STUFFED WITH FLUFF 10/18/2016

    As part of the preliminaries leading up to SRU’s 2016 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 21-23, the University Program Board hosted its annual “Stuff-A-Plush” event Oct. 18 in the Smith Student Center. Students were able to select, stuff and take home their favorite plush animal. For a complete schedule of homecoming events, visit: https://www.rockalumnicafe.com/homecoming.

  • ‘Home Sweet Home:’ SRU’s homecoming weekend happens Oct. 21-23 10/17/2016

    Autumn. The time of year that brings about a certain crispness to the air, sprinkles pumpkin spice on just about everything and of course brings out the inner Rock pride and spirit in everyone. And what better way to let it all out than by taking part in one of the biggest parties of the year ­­– Slippery Rock University's Oct. 21-23 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend?

  • Katchmarchi earns Drowning Prevention Alliance presidency 10/17/2016

    Adam Katchmarchi, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in physical education, has been named president of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.

  • DEAR WORLD 10/14/2016

    Robert Fogarty's "Dear World" team visited Slippery Rock University Oct. 13 to celebrate its individuals and to share with the world the inspirations, dreams, backgrounds, victories and battles of its students, faculty and staff. The event, sponsored by the President's Commission for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the Slippery Rock Student Government Association, included photo shoots throughout the day, followed by a keynote address from "Dear World" executive producer Jonah Evans in the evening as participant portraits were unveiled. To learn more about Dear World, visit: http://dearworld.com/

  • LIGHTING THE NIGHT 10/14/2016

    As part of Slippery Rock University’s recognition of October as Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Month, RockOUT and the Student Organization of Latinos, Hispanics and Allies co-hosted a candlelight vigil to remember and honor those LGBT persons whose lives were lost over the past year. This year’s event called special attention to the victims of last June’s mass shooting in Orlando and the 22 transgender women who have been murdered since the start of 2016.

  • SRU English instructor’s play in running for Pulitzer Prize 10/14/2016

    As one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious awards for excellence in the field, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama is awarded annually to a “distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source.” It is an honor unlike any other and one that can truly separate the author of the celebrated work from his or her contemporaries. Timothy Ruppert, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, may soon find himself in such rarified company as his two-act play, “The Consorts,” has been nominated for the 2017 prize.

  • Arnhold receives $40,000 grant for Transition Program 10/14/2016

    Robert Arnhold, Slippery Rock University professor of physical and health education, has received a $40,000 grant from the DSF Charitable Trust to continue SRU's Transition Achievement Program.

  • THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPE 10/13/2016

    Students from Heather Hertel’s upper-level painting 206, 306 and 406 stacked classes are working on a two-part process for creating color field abstractions, which are acrylic wash paintings on large canvases. After creating the washes – including designs and patterns – students then remove the paintings from the wall and craft them into three-dimensional shapes.

  • SRU dance program joins national organization; launches honor society chapter 10/13/2016

    You’ll excuse the faculty and students involved with Slippery Rock University’s dance program if they begin – well, dancing in the hallways. After a successful review by the National Dance Education Organization, SRU’s dance program has been accepted for membership; and as a result, formed a chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts honorary, sponsored by the NDEO. NDEO is a non-profit organization supporting dance education.

  • SRU Cyber Security Fair can connect attendees to online safety 10/13/2016

    Remember when going to the bank meant coin rolls, deposit slips and pens chained to a desk? Like most day-to-day tasks, 21st century banking has become a chore best left to the comfort of your couch rather than standing in line waiting for the next available teller.

  • Board of Governors approves policy revisions to student transfers and general education requirements 10/13/2016

    The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has approved a trio of policy revisions that will make it easier for students to transfer to and among any of the State System universities; will update and strengthen the universities’ general education requirements; and will require that all academic programs are regularly reviewed to ensure they comply with accreditation standards and continue to meet student and employer needs.

  • State System ready for pivotal weekend bargaining sessions with faculty union; updates student FAQs 10/13/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will continue negotiations with APSCUF as bargaining sessions resume Oct. 14 and are expected to continue through the weekend. The System has updated its negotiations website with an expanded list of frequently asked questions received from students over the past week.

  • Hutchins receives ATRA Distinguished Fellowship Award 10/13/2016

    Deborah Hutchins, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of recreational therapy, has been awarded the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Distinguished Fellowship Award.

  • Innovation and creativity come together for SRU’s Faculty and Guest Artist Dance Concert 10/12/2016

    Several genres of dance will come together for one special performance as Slippery Rock University dance faculty and students bring new choreography and music to life at the Oct. 16 Faculty and Guest Artist Dance Concert at Butler County Community College’s Succop Theater.

  • SRU Healthfest promotes ‘run, walk, get well’ message 10/12/2016

    More than 60 health screening stations, information booths and an “In the Pink” breast cancer awareness walk will be offered during Slippery Rock University’s 31st Annual Healthfest from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

  • Renwick receives PA Health Care Association honor 10/12/2016

    Gary Renwick, a 2000 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation, has been named the Pennsylvania Health Care Association’s Assisted Living/Personal Care Executive Director of the Year.

  • ‘All you need is love:’ Stoic Week focuses on challenges of contemporary life 10/11/2016

    Love has infused passion into life, inspired artists and broken hearts for millennia. Slippery Rock University’s philosophy department will explore the topic through a philosophic lens during its Oct. 17-21 “Stoic Week” program.

  • THIS BUD(WEISER CLYDESDALE) IS FOR YOU 10/11/2016

    A group of Budweiser Clydesdales checked in the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center Oct. 10 on a short layover as the team prepared to make its way south on a promotional tour. There are several teams of Clydesdales, which the brewer uses for promotions and commercials. The original team of six was presented to Anheuser-Busch founder August Busch, Sr., April 7, 1933, as a gift from his sons, August Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition. Realizing the marketing potential of a horse-drawn beer wagon, the company also arranged to have a second six-horse Clydesdale “hitch” sent to New York the same day to mark the event.

  • Scherder scores Pittsburgh radio play 10/11/2016

    Mary Lou Scherder, Slippery Rock University fiscal assistant in athletics and a singer/guitarist, recently had her single, “Little Bit of Wine,” aired on Pittsburgh radio station WYEP 91.3 FM.

  • SRU history major connects past to present with outdated technology display 10/10/2016

    Long before the days of iPads and the Internet, folks had to satisfy their daily audio/visual needs at home or the office through “old school” methods such as filmstrip projectors, VCRs and the Walkman.

  • STRYKER-ING A POSE 10/10/2016

    Prior to Slippery Rock University’s Oct. 8 “Military Appreciation” football game versus Mercyhurst, the SRU ROTC cadets hosted a display of military equipment in the Mihalik-Thompson Stadium parking lot. Included in the event were an IAV (Interim Armored Vehicle) Stryker, which is an eight-wheeled, armored fighting vehicle and a rock-climbing wall. Many in attendance, including SRU President Cheryl Norton, toured the vehicle and scaled the wall while visiting with cadets and veterans. In addition, ROTC and VA Butler Healthcare distributed a variety of goodies to those in attendance.

  • SALUTING FALLEN SOLDIERS 10/10/2016

    Slippery Rock University recognized a pair of fallen SRU ROTC graduates and their families at halftime of its Oct. 8 Military Appreciation Night football game. SRU President Cheryl Norton presented SRU pins and flowers to the families of the late Army Capt. Jason West and Army 2nd Lt. Christopher Loudon during a special ceremony. The tribute marked the 10th anniversary of the soldiers' combat deaths.

  • SRU’s Norton signs NCAA diversity pledge 10/10/2016

    Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton has joined a vast array of presidents and chancellors at NCAA member colleges and universities in signing a diversity and inclusion pledge, committing their respective schools to achieving ethnic and racial diversity and gender equity in college sports hiring practices.

  • Rocky Gets "All Chalked Up" 10/10/2016

    Read the October issue of "The Rock" to learn artist Erik Greenawalt's story creating the chalk Rocky and other works.

  • Carrington named Emerging Black Arts Leaders Apprentice 10/10/2016

    Corey Carrington, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communications, has been selected as the Society for Contemporary Craft’s inaugural Emerging Black Arts Leaders Apprentice.

  • President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching seeking nominations 10/7/2016

    Ask any number of students, faculty or staff members at Slippery Rock University which instructor best exemplifies excellence in teaching and you’re likely to get just as many different answers.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series continues with Annie Moses Band 10/7/2016

    Featuring a blend of folk and classical music, the Annie Moses Band combines technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. Having already delighted audiences around the world – including stops at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry – the group will perform at 2 p.m., Oct. 23 in the University Union. The performance is part of the 2016-17 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

  • SRU recreation therapy students present at conference 10/7/2016

    Nine SRU recreational therapy students presented research posters at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference in Chicago. ATRA is the only national professional organization that serves recreational therapists.

  • Bailey Library to host archive open house Oct. 21 10/6/2016

    As the caretaker of Slippery Rock University history, the archives unit at Bailey Library is the keeper of 127 years of photographs, sports programs, course catalogs, newspapers and correspondence from past presidents, faculty, students and alumni.

  • SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery to feature photos from Afghanistan War 10/6/2016

    As a month-long prelude to Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery will present “Afghanistan: Endgame,” a series of photographs from photojournalist Benjamin Brody. The series, which will be on display Oct. 10-Nov. 11, features “landscapes and environmental portraits that convey the loneliness and absurdity (Brody sees) in the Afghanistan war.”

  • State System, APSCUF coaches continue making progress toward new agreement 10/6/2016

    Negotiators from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the union that represents athletic coaches at the 14 state-owned universities continue to make progress toward a new agreement.

  • Craig publishes historical book on KKK 10/6/2016

    John Craig, a Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of history, has written “The Ku Klux Klan in Western Pennsylvania, 1921-1928,” published by Lehigh University Press.

  • SRU theatre instructor pens new play; debuts Oct. 14 10/5/2016

    Two years and 60 pages. That’s what it took for Deanna Brookens to weave together a tale of love; compassion and anguish with a critique on capitalism and a bit of magic thrown in for good measure.

  • Blasko selected as the Artist of Record for “Artlets” 10/5/2016

    Eli Blasko, a 2012 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, has been selected as the Artist of Record for Chapman Cultural Center’s “Artlets” project is Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  • HOT DOG 10/4/2016

    Taking advantage of the fantastic fall weather Oct. 4 were Sebastian and his owner, Carolyn Davis, wife of Shawn Davis, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks and recreation. The pair took time for some Frisbee fun in front of North Hall.

  • SRU names 2016 Distinguished Alumni 10/4/2016

    What do a health care CEO, a radio personality, a retired education professor and a Butler County public servant all have in common? They all graduated from Slippery Rock University before launching successful careers and have been named as 2016 Distinguished Alumni by the SRU Alumni Engagement Office.

  • Blethe joins Francis Marion University faculty 10/4/2016

    Joseph Bethle, a 1986 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in allied health, has been named as an assistant professor of physician assistant studies at Francis Marion (South Carolina) University.

  • State System to host Facebook Live webcast Oct. 4 10/3/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank Brogan will host a Facebook Live webcast to discuss the State System’s negotiations with the faculty union and to answer students’ questions at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 4.

  • SRU to offer Professional Development Day event Oct. 4 10/3/2016

    Slippery Rock University will host a Professional Development Day Oct. 4 for faculty and staff that will include workshops, faculty presentations and a keynote address by Peter Doolittle, assistant provost for teaching and learning and professor of educational psychology at Virginia Tech University.

  • SRU to host State System psychology conference 10/3/2016

    Student-faculty research on the psychological aspects of body image, bullying, anxiety, transgender identity and other subjects will be showcased when Slippery Rock University hosts the second annual Pennsylvania State System Psychology Conference Oct. 8 in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU students present at national chemistry conference 10/3/2016

    George Lengyel, assistant professor of chemistry, accompanied a quartet of Slippery Rock University students to the National American Chemical Society Conference in Philadelphia.

  • Spook-tacular: SRU-themed jack-o’-lantern stencils 9/30/2016

    In the spirit of Halloween, Slippery Rock University has a real “treat” for your pumpkin carving pleasure. Created by student designer Tyler Sing, a senior art major from Pittsburgh, the stencils include: “Dawn of SRU,” “Batty about The Rock,” “Rock Raven,” “SRU Diablo” and “The Walking SRU.”

  • SRU to honor its fallen soldiers, their families during Oct. 8 Military Appreciation Day 9/30/2016

    While the name may sound regal, it accompanies a status and inclusion in a group that no mother, father, wife, husband or child wants membership: Gold Star family.

  • State System, APSCUF continue negotiations, make some progress toward agreement 9/30/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has advanced negotiations with its faculty union, making some progress toward an agreement. 

“APSCUF returned to the bargaining table today at our urging, and we are encouraged by the progress we made,” said State System spokesman Kenn Marshall. “We are trying to modernize a decades-old faculty union contract to reflect the needs of 21st century students and universities, while maintaining the majority of the language necessary to ensure students continue to receive the highest quality education.”

  • SRU earns OnlineColleges.com top 20 ranking 9/29/2016

    OnlineColleges.com has bestowed a top 20 in the state ranking upon Slippery Rock University. OnlineColleges.com conducted research into 2,868 different accredited colleges and universities across the country, before creating its state-by-state rankings.

  • A big loser: ‘Exercise is Medicine’ helps SRU freshman scale down 9/29/2016

    It turns out that the biggest losers aren't only on TV. They also can be found at Slippery Rock University. And while Ignacio Cisneros Jr. didn’t have a celebrity trainer alongside him during his “battle with the bulge,” what he did have was SRU’s Exercise is Medicine program. That, and a sense of determination, allowed the exercise science major from Pittsburgh to turn his life, not to mention his waist size, around.

  • Shipe earns Humanitarian Award 9/29/2016

    Nancy Shipe, Slippery Rock University associate professor of physical therapy, has received the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Humanitarian Award for her community service, including distribution of clothes to the homeless in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU ranked nationally by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 9/28/2016

    Slippery Rock University has earned a national spot among the best colleges and universities according to the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The WSJ/THE rankings include a total of 1,061 institutions nationwide.

  • Four years following her inauguration as president, Norton reflects on her SRU past, present and future 9/28/2016

    When a new university president is inaugurated, the event is often accompanied by lofty expectations of a bigger and brighter future. Such was the case four years ago today (September 28, 2012) for Cheryl Norton, who had already spent five months at the helm of Slippery Rock University as its 16th – and first female – president.

  • Samec represents U.S. at Triathlon World Championships 9/28/2016

    Timothy Samec, a Slippery Rock University physics major and triathlete from Drums, represented the U.S. as a member of Team USA at the 2016 International Triathlon Union World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in English ranked among nations most affordable 9/27/2016

    GradSchoolHub.com has ranked Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degree in English as one of the most affordable in the country.

  • Make your vote count: Sept. 27 is National Voter Registration Day 9/27/2016

    With the first presidential debate now in the books, it’s time to put serious thought into which candidate you’ll be selecting in November.

  • State System and APSCUF resume negotiations 9/27/2016

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties will resume negotiations Sept. 29 in Harrisburg.

  • STEM exploratory program fosters student success 9/27/2016

    Freshman year is a difficult time for many college students. Many are independent for the first time and living with people they don’t know under a completely new set of circumstances.

  • SRU SGA hosts ‘Campus Safety Week’ 9/27/2016

    Hot on the heels of Slippery Rock Borough being ranked among the safest college towns in the nation, the Slippery Rock Student Government Association is providing students with protections tips as part of its “Campus Safety Week” now through Sept. 30.

  • Peacock receives leadership award 9/27/2016

    Ronald Peacock, a Slippery Rock University doctor of physical therapy student from Cincinnati, Ohio, has received the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Student Leadership Award.

  • ‘Heheheheheheee … WHITE O-O-OUT!’ 9/26/2016

    Rock Nation was loud and proud Sept. 24 as throngs of SRU faithful turned out for the annual “White Out” football game. SRU defeated visiting Gannon University 34-13, as the 10th ranked Rock football team extended the nation's longest active home winning streak to 19 games with the win. Both teams entered the divisional opener with matching 3-0 overall records. It was a busy day at The Rock. In addition to it being White Out night, the game was part of the Coach to Cure MD weekend, The Rock's annual Hall of Fame induction and the capstone event to the Slippery Rock VillageFest.

  • DOWN ON MAIN STREET 9/26/2016

    Thousands of people from across the county flooded Main Street in Slippery Rock's downtown area for the Sept. 24 VillageFest. Attendees enjoyed a variety of vendors, live entertainment, children's games, community booths and plenty of great carnival food. Hundreds of SRU students and their families, participating in Friends and Family weekend at the University, joined the festivities.

  • RUNNING WITH THE PACK 9/26/2016

    The President’s 5K Run/2K Walk Sept. 24 drew participants of all ages to the Slippery Rock University campus. As part of the activities, many of the runners and walkers signed a pledge to stay more active during October, which has been declared as “Exercise is Medicine” month at SRU. The race also served as a fundraiser to support SRU undergraduate research scholarships.

  • SRU named one of the most affordable public universities for out-of-state students 9/26/2016

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the nation’s top 10 most affordable public universities for out-of-state students by AffordableColleges.com.

  • SRU named a 2017 top 100 “best value” university 9/26/2016

    Slippery Rock University has been named among the top 100 "best value" universities nationally in the annual outcomes-based, ETC College Ranking Index for 2017, which is produced by the nonprofit, Educate to Career.

  • ‘Blame it on Rio’: SRU students attend 2016 Paralympic Games 9/26/2016

    Since its debut in 1960, the Paralympic Games have been focused on change. Changing attitudes about the athletes that compete in the games and their abilities; and changing the lives of not only those that compete, but those that organize and watch the Games.

  • SRU celebrates October as Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation month 9/23/2016

    The landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 that allowed same-sex couples across the nation to legally marry set off a celebration throughout the LGBTQI community the likes of which had never been seen.

  • SRU trustees celebrate University’s record enrollment 9/23/2016

    And the number is…8,881. That number, the Slippery Rock University council of trustees learned at their quarterly meeting, represents the highest enrollment in the history of the University.

  • ALL FOR A GOOD ‘GAUZE' 9/23/2016

    Slippery Rock University students, staff, faculty and Slippery Rock and Harrisville community members came together with local and state dignitaries to officially dedicate the Harrisville Building, home of the SRU physician assistant program, Sept. 23. The PA program blends on-site and online education, with classes offered at the former Har-Mer School in Harrisville.

  • Rock football names Ellsworth honorary captain 9/23/2016

    Shawn Lutz, head coach of the 10th ranked Slippery Rock University football program, has announced that the team has signed 15-year old Coraopolis native Billy Ellsworth as honorary captain for SRU’s Sept. 24 home game against Gannon University.

  • Barrett named emerging technology specialist 9/23/2016

    Alex Barrett, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in communication: digital media production, has been named emerging technology, multimedia and SEO specialist at Tim Krueger Consulting in Pittsburgh.

  • ‘Dear World’ promotes sharing voices through pictures 9/22/2016

    “We aren’t changing the world, but we take pictures of people who are.” It is those words that Robert Fogarty uses when reminiscing about the business initiative/art project/social experiment – “Dear World” – he launched in 2009.

  • SRU announces tenure appointments, promotions 9/22/2016

    Slippery Rock University officials today announced faculty tenure and promotions effective with the fall 2016 semester.

  • Slippery Rock University enrolls largest class in 127-year history 9/21/2016

    Call it an enrollment trifecta. Call it a clean sweep. Or, call it a hat trick. But whatever you call it, call it successful. With 15th day enrollment numbers now official, Slippery Rock University posted gains in student headcount, full-time equivalency students and credit-hour production. The result: The largest enrollment in the institution’s 127-year history.

  • SRU banner project draws inspiration from Colombia 9/21/2016

    Traditions. Slippery Rock University is steeped in them. From saying hello to everyone you pass on campus to green and white Fridays to firing the cannon following an SRU touchdown and rubbing "the rock" for good luck, SRU is heavy with time-honored customs.

  • Pearcy publishes “Los Estados Unidos y Centroamerica” 9/21/2016

    Thomas Pearcy, Slippery Rock University professor of history, has published a new book, "Los Estados Unidos y Centroamerica."

  • SRU’s Snyder pens ‘What is a Veteran, Anyway?’ 9/20/2016

    Drawing on his own experience as a soldier in the U.S. Army, as well as an educator, Robert Snyder, Slippery Rock University professor of elementary education, has written a children’s book explaining the veteran experience. “What is a Veteran, Anyway?” will be published Sept. 26 by Blue Marlin Publications. The book’s publishing was timed to precede Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

  • President’s 5K Run/2K Walk makes strides against inactivity 9/20/2016

    By now you've probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Studies have shown that regular exercise - about 30 minutes of activity, five times per week - can be the key to preventing obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and a multitude of other ailments. One form of exercise in particular is at the forefront of keeping one's health ahead of the race - running. The best part is that to get involved, all a person needs is the right pair of shoes and a willingness to keep moving. To that end, the Slippery Rock University President's Commission on Wellness will offer a 5K Run/2K Walk Sept. 24 as part of its month-long series of events promoting wellness as an essential facet of life.

  • Trillizio promoted to director of community support services 9/20/2016

    Michael Trillizio, a 1997 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, has been promoted to director of community support services at Gateway Longview, a behavioral health agency in Buffalo, New York.

  • SRU Trustees to meet Sept. 22-23 9/19/2016

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Sept. 22-23. Committee meetings will be in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center. The quarterly business meeting will take place at 1 p.m., Sept. 23 in Room 321 of the Smith Student Center. All meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members who would like to attend.

  • AVI brings ‘Fresh’ dining options to students 9/19/2016

    For most Slippery Rock University students, the hunger for knowledge in pursuit of a degree isn’t the only hankering they will face throughout their residency on campus.As students roll out of bed each morning, thoughts of the day’s first cup of caffeine and what sounds good for lunch may intermingle with afternoon exam anxiety and impending project deadlines.

  • SRU alumnus wins “Teacher of the Year” award 9/19/2016

    Brian Sullivan, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate, has been named the Frederick County (Virginia) Public Schools "Teacher of the Year."

  • Annual SRU “White Out” fan night set for Sept. 24 9/16/2016

    A blizzard in September? With a little bit of luck – and a lot of white T-shirts – Slippery Rock University’s Mihalik-Thompson Stadium may look like it’s been hit by one Sept. 24.

  • SRU’s names first ‘da Vinci Faculty Fellow’ 9/16/2016

    In an effort to expand undergraduate research; scholarship and creative activity; and strengthen collaboration between academic departments, Slippery Rock University has named Heike Hartmann, associate professor of geography, geology and the environment, as its first “da Vinci Faculty Fellow.”

  • Sheeler lands internship with PR firm 9/16/2016

    Brooke Sheeler, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in communication: public relations, has been chosen as a fall intern with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing of Savannah, Georgia.

  • SRU to commemorate Constitution Day Sept. 19 9/14/2016

    Slippery Rock University will explore the history and significance of the document during its Sept. 19 “Constitution Day” observance. The Office of Multicultural Development will offer quizzes, discussions and pocketsize replicas of the Constitution from noon-2 p.m. on second floor of the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU’s athletic communication department launches redesigned website 9/14/2016

    The Slippery Rock University athletic communication department has unveiled a new online home for Rock athletics with the launch of a redesigned, completely responsive website at www.rockathletics.com.

  • Monahan wins Peg Connolly Scholarship 9/14/2016

    Anna Monahan, a Slippery Rock University senior from Mount Airy, Maryland, was selected to receive the prestigious Peg Connolly Scholarship award from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

  • ‘Simply the Best’: SRU, programs recognized repeatedly for excellence 9/13/2016

    We’ve got an accolade for that. No matter if it is academic quality, the value of the education, the institutional environment, the community or successful outcomes for its students, Slippery Rock University has earned an award for it.

  • SRU ranked a “Best Regional University” by U.S. News 9/13/2016

    Slippery Rock University has been named among the 2017 "Best Regional Universities - North" by U.S. News & World Report. “This accolade is the result of a true team effort,” said Cheryl Norton, SRU president. “It’s a strong reflection of not only our enrollment initiatives but our successful retention efforts. SRU faculty, staff, students and alumni can take pride in their institution as being recognized as one of the nation’s best.”

  • TO (TIE) DYE FOR 9/13/2016

    It wasn’t exactly Haight-Ashbury circa 1967, but Slippery Rock University students took advantage of sunshine and free t-shirts to create some “trippy” tie dye designs outside the Smith Student Center Sept. 13. While we can’t show you the finished products – tie dye has to sit from two to 24 hours so the dye can set – we’re sure the final designs will be nothing short of groovy, man.

  • Jenny co-authors article with son 9/13/2016

    Gerri Jenny, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of elementary education: early childhood, has co-authored the article, “The impact of international service learning on teach education students learning in a third world country.”

  • SRU named one of nation’s greenest colleges by Princeton Review 9/12/2016

    The Princeton Review has included Slippery Rock University in its 2016 “Guide to 353 Green Colleges.”

  • ‘Phishing’ on the rise, don’t be a victim 9/12/2016

    On average, it takes only 82 seconds for cyber thieves to lure in the first victim of any given email scam, otherwise known as “phishing,” according to a recent report compiled by Verizon.With the start of the academic year the campus can expect to be the target of numerous “phishing expeditions,” according to the University’s Office of Information and Administrative Technology Services. Their advice: be cautious.

  • Kemeny elected to ATRA office 9/12/2016

    Betsy Kemeny, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks and recreation, has been elected to a three-year term as the secretary of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

  • SRU Jazz Ensemble to release ‘Identity’ CD Sept. 29 9/9/2016

    There’s no question that jazz musicians get real world experience at Slippery Rock University. Not only do they play gigs, they rub elbows with professional musicians and record CDs.

  • BLACK LIVES MATTER VIGIL 9/9/2016

    The Alpha Zeta Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Sigma hosted its second annual “Black Lives Matter” candlelight vigil Sept. 8 in the Quad to honor those who have lost their lives to acts of violence. “The night was about bringing the campus together as one to acknowledge each other as equals,” said DeVante Goudy, secretary of Alpha Zeta Alpha. The event featured song, a poetry reading and a short address from SRU President Cheryl Norton.

  • Two SRU education programs ranked in top 20 nationally 9/9/2016

    A pair of Slippery Rock University education programs have received national recognition from Teacher.org.

  • Cott awarded grounds management certification 9/9/2016

    Dallas Cott, Slippery Rock University's assistant director of campus services, facilities and planning, has completed grounds management certification through the Professional Grounds Management Society.

  • SRU schedules Sept. 11, 2001 remembrance recital 9/8/2016

    As the nation marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks against the U.S., Slippery Rock University will honor those who lost their lives with the recital “9/11 ¬¬– Remembering the Victims...Expressing Hope for Peace” at 4 p.m., Sept. 11 in Swope Recital Hall.

  • Norton details SRU’s path to stability, eyes even brighter future 9/8/2016

    When Cheryl Norton took the helm as Slippery Rock University’s first female president four years ago, the institution was facing what she deemed as the “perfect financial storm.”

  • Slippery Rock ranked among the 30 safest college towns in America 9/8/2016

    Slippery Rock Borough is ranked among the safest college towns in the United States according to Utah-based SafeWise, a safety and home security company.

  • SRU scores 52 ‘badges of distinction’ from College Factual 9/8/2016

    Slippery Rock University has earned 52 badges of distinction including 33 "best value" designations ranging from "Best for the Money" in Pennsylvania to "Best for the Money without Aid" nationwide from College Factual, a data-driven college choice resource, in ratings released today in USA Today.

  • Holtz elected to Division II SID Association 9/8/2016

    Jon Holtz, Slippery Rock University’s director of athletic communication, has been elected to a three-year term as the Atlantic Region representative of the Division II Sports Information Directors Association.

  • SRU online bachelor program graduation rate ranked among nation’s top 10 9/7/2016

    Slippery Rock University ranks among the country’s top 10 institutions for online bachelor degree programs with the highest percentage of graduates in a span of six years or less according to data published by U.S. News Short List.

  • President’s Commission on Wellness offers healthy alternatives to life’s fast pace 9/7/2016

    Anymore, life can often be a mad scramble of activity from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep. With work, school, family, friends, endless chores and errands, the last thing on anyone’s minds is usually their own wellbeing. That sort of misstep can result in a lifestyle of fast food lunches, scant sleep and exorbitant levels of stress that can be toxic to one’s comprehensive health. During the month of September, Slippery Rock University’s President’s Commission on Wellness will look to actively combat potentially lackadaisical attitudes towards health and wellness through a series of free programs and events that will encourage staff, faculty and students to get up and get active while taking time for yourself.

  • Park elected Three Rivers TESOL president 9/7/2016

    Seungku Park, director of Slippery Rock University’s Language Center, has been elected to a one-year term as president of the nonprofit organization, Three Rivers Teachers TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

  • SRU’s Gault Gallery offers ‘Our Bodies Our Selves’ 9/6/2016

    Artwork created by women and representing the female form will be displayed when Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery offers “Our Bodies Our Selves” Sept. 6-29. The exhibit kicks off the gallery’s 2016-2017 season.

  • SRU education major’s lesson plan scores at Cooperstown 9/6/2016

    The Civil Rights struggles of African-American baseball players who took the field during the separate and unequal days of the Negro Leagues will soon be understood with greater clarity, especially by children, thanks to a Slippery Rock University secondary education major.

  • Sabolcik joins University of Northern Colorado athletics 9/6/2016

    David Sabolcik, a 1998 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sport management, has been named senior associate athletic director of external operations at the University of Northern Colorado.

  • Women of the World to kick off SRU Performing Arts Series 9/2/2016

    Women of the World, the 2014 champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes national a cappella competition, will open the 2016-17 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16 in the University Union.

  • ‘Come Sail Away’: SRU’s Heather Hertel displays sailcloth project in Erie 9/2/2016

    In the shadow of nearly a dozen tall ships, including the Porcupine, a representation' of a War of 1812 gunboat, sails of a different sort than those set out to sea will be on display courtesy of a Slippery Rock University art professor.

  • Brooks named administrator at Ohio conservation district 9/2/2016

    Casey Brooks, a 2009 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master’s degree in sustainable systems, has been named district program administrator with the Guernsey County (Ohio) Soil & Water Conservation District.

  • Slippery Rock University welcomes 34 new faculty members 9/1/2016

    Slippery Rock University freshmen aren’t the only ones adjusting to a new environment with anticipation, excitement and some jitters. The University welcomed 34 new faculty members Aug. 29 as the fall semester commenced.

  • Ochs promoted to AVP with PRA Group 9/1/2016

    Gary Ochs, a 1988 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics: physics, has been promoted to assistant vice president of technology services at PRA Group in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • FAFSA changes bring flexibility to filing process 8/31/2016

    Since the 2012 academic year, nearly two-thirds of full-time college students nationally have depended on financial aid. To qualify, each of them has had to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA.

  • Nolt named communications manager for USA Hockey 8/31/2016

    Kris Nolt, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in sport management, has been named the manager of communications for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and USA Hockey Arena.

  • ‘BEE’-ING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY 8/30/2016

    The Slippery Rock University women’s field hockey team visited the Macosky Center Aug. 26 to construct nesting sites for honeybees. The players collected tree limbs, twigs, clay pot fragments and straw to construct four wooden “bee hotels.” Phoebe Hopkins, assistant field hockey coach, organized the project with help from SRU environmental studies students. Honeybee populations are in rapid decline due to the use of pesticides. In Pennsylvania alone, a 61 percent die-off of bees occurred in 2015.

  • ‘ROCK’-IN’ GOOD TIME 8/30/2016

    The Slippery Rock University Quad became a hub of activity the afternoon of Aug. 30 as the University Program Board presented its annual “Welcome Back Event.” Students were able to take advantage of riding a mechanical surfboard, having caricatures drawn, creating spin-art Frisbees, getting an airbrushed t-shirt and beating the heat with snow cones.

  • SRU named a “Cool School” by the Sierra Club 8/30/2016

    The Sierra Club, one of the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the U.S., has named Slippery Rock University among its Top 125 “Cool Schools.”SRU was the only institution from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to make the Sierra Club’s list as one of 2016’s greenest universities.

  • SRU completes $6.5 million summer construction season 8/30/2016

    Whew. The summer of 2016 will be remembered as one of the busiest construction seasons on record at Slippery Rock University. Jackhammers, excavators and demolition crews were a common sight as crews worked diligently to renovate academic buildings, athletic fields and residence halls prior to the start of the fall semester.All of the work was scheduled with an eye toward modernizing academic offerings and improving the appearance and function of buildings and campus, said Scott Albert, assistant vice president for facilities and planning.

  • 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.