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  • TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO SRU 7/6/2015

    Summer is a perfect time to visit Slippery Rock University. If you’re a high school junior or senior, visiting a college and touring the campus is one of the best things you can do to help choose a school that’s right for you.

  • SRU’s sustainability efforts capture national award 7/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University has won the 2015 APPA Sustainability Award in Facilities Management for its efforts in reducing waste, lessening greenhouse gases and demonstrating leadership in green building design, recycling and educational programs for students and community residents.

  • ‘Infinite Opportunities’ premieres this week, show highlights Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities 7/1/2015

    "Infinite Opportunities," a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education universities, will premiere at 2 p.m., Sunday, on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

  • VFW convention to spotlight SRU's veterans' program 6/29/2015

    Slippery University’s Telehealth program for student veterans will be featured when the 116th VFW National Convention meets July 18-22, in Pittsburgh.

  • Summertime blues? Stay calm and get movin’ 6/29/2015

    If summer finds you out of shape and looking for excuses to avoid swimming suits at all costs, the experts in Slippery Rock University's exercise science and nutrition programs have some sage advice: Stay calm and move, move, move.

  • SRU’S Chmielewski selected as interim CHES dean 6/29/2015

    Jerry Chmielewski, a Slippery Rock University biology professor, has been named interim dean for the College of Health, Environment and Science.

  • Independence Day celebrations offer fun, fireworks 6/26/2015

    Everyone loves fireworks on the Fourth of July, but law enforcement officials are encouraging people to leave the pyrotechnic displays to the professionals and as they say on TV, "do not try this at home."

  • Grant helps combat underage drinking 6/26/2015

    Slippery Rock University has received a $40,000 Alcohol Education Grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to provide a comprehensive approach to reducing underage and dangerous drinking. The funding is for two years.

  • State System to launch show featuring '14 Universities. Infinite possibilities.' 6/25/2015

    Frank Brogan, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, is serving as host for a new cable television show,"Infinite Opportunities." The show premieres July 5 at 2 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Cable Network and will feature the wide range of enriching opportunities at Pennsylvania's 14 state system universities.

  • ROCK ON 6/24/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s Camp Rock program for children on the autism spectrum provided equine-assisted therapeutic recreation and other activities promoting health. The two-week camp, attended by 27 adolescents, offered horseback riding, archery, fishing, boating and swimming. More than 10 SRU therapeutic recreation majors, faculty and Storm Harbor Equestrian Center staff ran the camp.

  • SRU, Sri Lanka delegation reach accords; plan next exchange 6/23/2015

    Two days of talks and tours resulted in a “robust understanding heading toward a long-term, mutually beneficial formal agreement” said Philip Way, Slippery Rock University provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, in describing recent on-campus discussions between SRU and a delegation from the National School of Business Management in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • SRU women soldiers lead the charge 6/23/2015

    Who says women aren’t tough enough for the Army? Certainly no one at Slippery Rock University, where women are an integral part of the ROTC, train alongside men and earn commissions as second lieutenants in proportionately higher percentages than women in the regular Army.

  • Deposit deadline nears for SRU Gateway Program 6/23/2015

    Potential students have until June 30 to enroll in Slippery Rock University’s new Gateway Program, an alternative entrance program, designed to help them improve their study skills and learning abilities while earning college credits.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series books five musical acts 6/22/2015

    Patrons of the arts will be treated to five musical acts ranging from top-rated singers, to family performers to holiday and Broadway music as part of the 2015-16 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

  • SRU announces new appointments, assignments 6/22/2015

    The Office of Human Resources at Slippery Rock University announces the following appointments and reassignments.

  • Horses help heal military heroes 6/19/2015

    The group of veterans made its way slowly into the equestrian center stable at Slippery Rock University. Some were in wheelchairs, others nursing bad knees, hips and backs. Almost as if on cue, the horses nickered, saying "Hello" to the nation's heroes.

  • SRU College of Education promotes data-driven teaching 6/19/2015

    Data, data, data: It’s everywhere and now Slippery Rock University students undertaking their student-teaching assignments on their way to becoming full-fledged teachers will have even more data on which to base, and improve, their classroom teaching skills.

  • SRU nursing graduate to lead CCBC nursing school 6/18/2015

    Shelly Moore, a 1998 Slippery Rock University bachelor of science in nursing graduate has been appointed dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Community College of Beaver County effective June 23.

  • SRU teams take top honors in Future POS competition 6/16/2015

    Future POS, a point-of-sale software development company in Center Township, recently awarded more than $10,500 in scholarships to college students, including three Slippery Rock University teams, as part of its second Future POS Scholastic Challenge.

  • SRU alumna fights Ebola in Africa 6/14/2015

    When a crisis strikes, Slippery Rock University graduate Trisha Wright takes the first plane out – even to Liberia.

  • SRU names new College of Business dean 6/11/2015

    Lawrence Shao, a tenured professor of finance at Marshall University’s College of Business and former eight-year division head of its finance and economics department, has been named the new dean of Slippery Rock University’s College of Business.

  • SRU announces new appointments, assignments 6/11/2015

    The Office of Human Resources at Slippery Rock University announces the following appointments and reassignments

  • SRU receives national art and design accreditation 6/11/2015

    The Slippery Rock University art department has been approved for five-year, accredited membership by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design following the association’s comprehensive review of the academic quality of SRU’s art program.

  • SRU trustees green light two programs 6/11/2015

    Students at Slippery Rock University could soon be catching the wave of expanding career opportunities in the petroleum and natural gas industries and professional dance fields, as the result of the Council of Trustees vote to send two proposed majors to the State System’s board of governors for approval.

  • SRU celebrates 2015 Spring Commencement 6/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University distributed 1,549 diplomas including: 49 doctor of physical therapy degrees, 245 master's degrees and 1,301 undergraduate degrees in two ceremonies May 9, 2015. Six SRU Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets were sworn in as second lieutenants.

  • SRU Veterans Club salutes ‘Old Glory’ 6/11/2015

    While any day is appropriate to display Old Glory, the Slippery Rock University Veterans’ Club is urging residents throughout the region to make a special effort to display the U.S. flag on Flag Day, June 14.

  • SRU trustees receive faculty/staff retirements 6/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University trustees were informed of recent human resources actions, including retirements

  • SRU’s Dailey turns 'brief thought' into conference 6/11/2015

    When Slippery Rock University computer science Professor David Dailey attended his first Graphical Web Conference in Tokyo in 2007 the thought of one day hosting the prestigious conference briefly crossed his mind.

  • ‘Friendship 9’ leader receives doctor of laws 6/11/2015

    Thomas Gaither, retired Slippery Rock University biology professor and "Friendship 9" civil rights activist who defied segregation laws in South Carolina in 1961, was honored this spring with an honorary doctor of laws from Washington & Jefferson Collage.

  • Sanctuarium animalia 6/11/2015

    Native folklore depicts the animal as a trickster. Other cultures revere the species as a symbol of military might. The explorers Lewis and Clark first noted the jackal-eared creature in 1804 in what is now Chamberlain, South Dakota and referred to it as a “prairie wolf.”

  • Health educator explains skinny on cholesterol 6/11/2015

    Wendy Stuhldreher, Slippery Rock University professor emerita of public health and social work, unscrambles confusion about “good and bad” cholesterol like a chef separating egg yoke from white.

  • SRU trustees praise president; honor retiring dean 6/11/2015

    The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees praised SRU President Cheryl Norton today at their quarterly meeting and voted unanimously to send a letter to the chancellor recommending her contract be extended.

  • Baltimore Orioles draft SRU's Jack Graham 6/11/2015

    Jack Graham, a Slippery Rock University political science major from Zelienople and second baseman on the SRU baseball team, was selected Wednesday in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

  • SRU student uses scholarship for St. Lucia internship 6/9/2015

    Mary Krewduk, a Slippery Rock University communication and interdisciplinary programs major from Ridgeway, has been named a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship recipient and will study in St. Lucia this summer.

  • Carol Holland elected PFHWF trustee emeritus 6/4/2015

    Carol Holland, retired director of Slippery Rock University's Counseling Center and a long-serving trustee on the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund board of trustees, has been voted to trustee emeritus status.

  • SRU's Debra Pincek receives system's Brown award 6/2/2015

    Debra Pincek, executive director of student services at Slippery Rock University, was presented the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education's Chief Student Affairs Officers' Suzanne S. Brown Distinguished Service and Outstanding Professional Award.

  • SRU residence halls make Top 10 College Dorms list 5/28/2015

    Every student's desire is to live in the best college dorms possible. According to the latest report from the newly formed Top 10 College Dorms report Slippery Rock University's residence halls make the grade.

  • 11 SRU men make All-Region team; 2 get NCAA nod 5/26/2015

    The Slippery Rock University men's track and field team placed 11 men on the All-Region team in the Atlantic Region announced recently by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and two of them have gained entry to the NCAA Championships.

  • 10 SRU women make All-Region team; 4 get NCAA nod 5/21/2015

    The Slippery Rock University women's track and field team placed 10 women on the All-Region team in the Atlantic Region announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and four of them were named by the NCAA to compete in the 2015 NCAA Division II National Championships at Grand Valley State University.

  • SRU finds No. 13 lucky in rankings 5/19/2015

    For Slippery Rock University, 13 is a lucky number. The University's online education program has been ranked 13th best in the nation by Online Master's Programs.

  • SRU's John Hicks named ATE board member 5/14/2015

    John Hicks, assistant professor of secondary education at Slippery Rock University, has been elected to an at-large seat on the board of directors for the Association of Teacher Educators.

  • SRU sport management graduate is U of L speaker 5/8/2015

    Per Svensson, a 2010 Slippery Rock University sport management major and a soon-to-be doctoral sport management graduate at the University of Louisville, will deliver the student commencement address at U of L's College of Education and Human Development May 10 ceremony.

  • State system grant funds DNA research 5/7/2015

    Nicole DaFoe, Slippery Rock University associate professor of biology, has received a $9,924 grant from the State System Faculty Professional Development Council for a student-faculty research project on cellular DNA.

  • Countdown to new begins 5/1/2015

    Visitors to Slippery Rock University's website will soon see something very different. A new and improved, the first major redesign and architectural restructuring for the University website since 2008, is expected to debut in June.

  • SRU to present 1549 diplomas 5/1/2015

    Slippery Rock University will distribute 1,549 diplomas to doctorate, master's degree and undergraduates in two ceremonies May 9, when it hosts its annual spring commencement exercises in Morrow Field House.

  • Colleen Gray pens Lee Hoiby biography 5/1/2015

    Colleen Gray, Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, has sung the works of American composer Lee Hoiby at venues around the world. Now she's written a resource book that includes a complete catalog of all of his known songs.

  • SRU President Norton honors staff, lists University's accomplishments 4/24/2015

    In a 30-minute address at the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton updated the campus on a myriad of projects and counted a long list of accolades the University had earned over the past year.

  • SRU IT associate provost says: 'Keep your passwords to yourself' 4/24/2015

    "It's the end of the spring semester, and usually that sounds the bell for phishing scams, malware attacks and other assorted IT security issues," said John Ziegler, Slippery Rock University associate provost for information an administrative technology services, as he looked over his incoming email that included bogus messages and personal information requests.

  • Google joins SRU to sponsor Graphical Web Conference 4/24/2015

    Google Inc., the worldwide Internet services provider, has signed on as a sponsor for this year's Graphical Web Conference being organized by Slippery Rock University in downtown Pittsburgh Sept. 23-26.

  • System generates $6.7B annual impact; returns $11 for every tax dollar 4/17/2015

    Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, which comprises the commonwealth's 14 public universities, generates more than $6.7 billion annually in economic activity, and, in addition to its own 12,000 employees, supports about 62,000 external jobs statewide, many with the hundreds of small businesses that thrive in and around the campus communities, according to a new study released today.

  • SRU Alumni Association honors young alumni, SRU students 4/17/2015

    The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will add four names to its Young Alumni Award recipient list at its 5 p.m., April 18, annual recognition and awards banquet at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • Hill to present convocation address 4/17/2015

    Katelyn Hill, a Slippery Rock University early childhood and special education major from Stow, Ohio, and president of the Student Government Association, will deliver the keynote address when the University hosts is annual Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation at 1:30 p.m., April 18, in Morrow Field House.

  • President's Outstanding Service Award honors two Slippery Rock University staff 4/10/2015

    The 2015 President's Award for Outstanding Service at Slippery Rock University will go to Patrick Beswick, director of Residential Education, and Lori Wolfe, storekeeper II in facilities and planning The pair will collect their awards at the April 18 Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation.

  • New Gateway Program helps applicants 4/10/2015

    Slippery Rock University applicants who have great academic potential, but were denied admission to SRU, will now have the opportunity to begin work toward an SRU degree by enrolling in the University's newly created Gateway Program.

  • Students, educators laud SRU's online masters' degree programs 4/10/2015

    Nick DeWitt, a student in the Slippery Rock University online master's degree program in history who teaches civics in Brookville, wasn't surprised to learn SRU's online graduate history program has been named fourth best in the nation in the 2015 Best Online Master's Program by

  • University names Warren Anderson associate provost for student success 4/3/2015

    Warren Anderson, associate vice president for diversity and inclusion at Clarkson University, has been named to the newly created post of associate provost for student success at Slippery Rock University. He will join the University May 18.

  • SRU online education certificate earns department of education approval 4/3/2015

    Slippery Rock University's College of Education has received online instruction program endorsement from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality.

  • SRU honors William Bergmann with president's scholarly achievement award 4/3/2015

    William Bergmann, assistant professor of history at Slippery Rock University, will receive the 2014-15 President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement at the April 18 Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation. Bergmann is being honored for his book "The American National State and the Early West."