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  • Online voter registration now available in Pennsylvania 8/28/2015

    Pennsylvania is the latest state to launch the convenient option of registering online to vote. Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés introduced the initiative Thursday.

  • SRU grants tenure to four, promotes 17 faculty members 8/28/2015

    Slippery Rock University has announced the tenure and promotion of the following faculty effective fall 2015.


    The Slippery Rock University football team returned to campus Aug. 13 for 10 days of preseason camp prior to the beginning of classes. The Rock enter the 2015 season with high expectations after winning the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title last fall and reaching the NCAA playoffs for the second straight year.

  • Fall sports offer fans plenty of excitement 8/28/2015

    Seven of Slippery Rock’s 17 NCAA Division II athletic teams compete during the fall season including men’s cross country, women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball.

  • Rock ranked No. 25 nationally in AFCA poll 8/28/2015

    The Slippery Rock University football team received its third preseason top 25 ranking when The Rock was listed at No. 25 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Preseason Poll.

  • New business dean embraces active learning 8/27/2015

    Lawrence Shao, new dean of Slippery Rock University’s College of Business, references the ancient Greeks when talking about his belief that learning doesn’t happen by chance. It must be sought after.

  • PITCH PERFECT 8/27/2015

    For the first time since 1995 a new head coach will be in charge of the program as Jessica Griggs replaces Noreen Herlihy, who left at the end of last season to become the head coach at the University of Akron. Led by former All-America selections junior forward Andrea Felix and senior midfielder Allison Harbart, SRU returns seven starters from last year’s team that finished 11-6-1, qualified for the PSAC Tournament and just missed out on earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Smith, Reilly join Rock volleyball staff 8/27/2015

    Former Slippery Rock university volleyball standouts Kaylee Smith and Janna Reilly have joined the SRU coaching staff for the 2015 season.

  • Slippery Rock unveils new University events calendar 8/26/2015

    One of the many unique features that have been introduced on Slippery Rock University's redesigned website is a new University events calendar that has replaced the former SRU PeopleCube calendar.

  • JUST FOR KICKS 8/26/2015

    After winning the most matches by a first-year head coach in program history a season ago, Andy Hoggarth returns for his second season at The Rock in 2015. The SRU men’s soccer team, which was predicted to finish in sixth place in the PSAC this season by the league’s coaches, will look to improve on last season’s 11-7 record and return to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last eight years.

  • SRU fishing team advances to northern championship 8/26/2015

    Two members of the Fishing Club at Slippery Rock University, Joel Hixon, a management major from Butler, and Evan Kretz, an exercise science major from Allison Park, have advanced to the Sept. 12-13 Fishing League Worldwide, College Fishing Northern Conference Championship in North East, Md.

  • New faculty learn University goals, procedures 8/25/2015

    Slippery Rock University’s 22 new tenure track faculty and 69 temporary faculty were on the “learning side” of the teaching-learning paradigm last week as they participated in the new faculty orientation program.

  • SRU’s mascot Rocky helps the crowd get loud 8/25/2015

    Forget the San Diego chicken or the Pirates’ Buccaneer, at Slippery Rock University we’ve got Rocky – The Pride of The ROCK.

  • ONE FALL AT BAND CAMP 8/25/2015

    Unlike the infamous “Band Camp” portrayed in the American Pie film series, Slippery Rock University’s annual marching band camp was characterized by two-a-day field practices and lots of time spent learning marching formations and the music.

  • Nursing graduates receive caring awards 8/25/2015

    Three Slippery Rock University nursing graduates have been selected for Cameos of Caring Awards from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

  • STICK IT OUT 8/24/2015

    Despite the heat and humidity the past several days, the Slippery Rock University women’s field hockey team took to the practice field to prepare for its 2015 season.

  • Several University programs granted policy exemption 8/24/2015

    Several University programs will be exempt from the requirements that all volunteers undergo background clearances and registration as a result of recent actions by Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton.

  • SRU alumna named IUPUI interim athletic director 8/24/2015

    Alfreeda Goff, a 1965 Slippery Rock University health and physical education major, has been named the interim director of athletics at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.)

  • WOW: Fifteen hundred-plus new students move in at SRU 8/20/2015

    Their belongings have been packed and unpacked, lists checked a hundred times and tears shed. Yep, it’s that time of year again – student move-in at Slippery Rock University.

  • Class of 2019 has unique ‘mindset’ 8/20/2015

    Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. The creation of Beloit’s former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief and Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride, it was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation.

  • Rock scholars capture Outstanding Research award 8/20/2015

    Jeremy Lynch, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of special education, and Danielle Dulik and Adelaide Aukamp, SRU elementary education graduate students from New Kensington and Pequea, won the Outstanding Research Presentation Award at the International Association of Special Education Conference in Wroclaw, Poland.

  • ‘Soft Walls’ exhibit runs Aug. 21-Sept. 10 8/19/2015

    “Soft Walls,” a exhibit by visual artist Akiko Kotani, Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of art, will be displayed Aug. 21-Sept. 10 in SRU’s Martha Gault Art Gallery in Maltby Center.

  • SRU expands humanities reach 8/19/2015

    Are you curious? Are you imaginative? Are you interested in the “big picture” questions about human life and culture? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ll want to check out Slippery Rock University’s Stone House Center for Public Humanities. The CPH seeks to provide insights into the human experience through public arts programs, workshops, forums and service learning.

  • SRU explores OPTIMA International College partnership 8/19/2015

    Slippery Rock University has taken its latest step into globalization by launching a partnership discussion with OPTIMA International College, an institution with campuses in three economic powerhouses – China, Malaysia and India.

  • SRU’s Morgante referees CONCACAF Gold Cup final 8/18/2015

    Slippery Rock University assistant track and field coach C.J. Morgante recently had the distinction of serving as an assistant referee for the top international soccer tournaments of the summer when he was selected to work the 2015 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Gold Cup.

  • National Drowning Alliance elects Rock grad 8/18/2015

    Adam Katchmarchi, a 2012 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate, has been elected vice president of the National Drowning Alliance Prevention. The alliance works to prevent drowning and aquatic injuries.

  • Study reports: Good jobs are back 8/17/2015

    John Rindy, director of Slippery Rock University's Career Education and Development Center, said these finding parallel SRU's experience. "For a number of our majors, we see companies coming to campus in September and holding interviews, just so they can hire the most prepared May 2016 graduates. They are coming that early. The numbers of on-campus interviews has certainly increased in recent years and the number of great, full-time opportunities posted to our jobs board (SRU Career Connection) has risen sharply; last year by more than 30 percent," he said.

  • SRU President announces commission co-chairs 8/17/2015

    Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton today announced the 2015-16 co-chairs who will provide leadership for her six presidential commissions.

  • SRU expands wheelchair sports education 8/17/2015

    Five new, all-purpose sports wheelchairs will help Slippery Rock University students become Certified Disabled Sports Specialists so that they can coach wheelchair sports and lead more adapted physical activity sessions for adolescents and adults with disabilities.

  • New partnership 8/17/2015

    Delegates from Optima International College in China met with Slippery Rock University personnel today to begin discussions about developing collaborative programs. Participating in the opening session were (from left) Vijaya Kumaran Nair, president; Zhang Fuqiang, chairman; Jamuna Rani; Michelle Yi, vice president; and Shan Xiying, all from Optima, Amir Mohammadi, SRU vice president for finance and administration, and Cheryl Norton, SRU president.

  • Dazzling dance Afro-Columbian style 8/14/2015

    Five Slippery Rock University students immersed themselves in the moves and culture of Afro-Colombian dance in a country where it is often celebrated - Colombia. Melissa Teodoro, SRU associate professor of dance, an expert in the genre and Colombia native, led the one-week trip. Students reconstructed a historic dance called the "Seresese," in collaboration with faculty and peers at the Universidad de Cartagena.

  • SRU named one of America’s Best Small Town Colleges 8/14/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named in the top 50 of America’s Best Small Town Colleges by, an online resource dedicated to helping students make educated choices about their future.

  • SRU students learn ‘down by the seaside’ 8/13/2015

    Stephanie Case, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate who studies marine biology, remembers her three-week research journey to a remote part of Tidewater, Virginia, where fiddler crabs, jellyfish, saltwater marshes and other aquatic life thrive.

  • SRU’s Smith provides climate-expert voice 8/13/2015

    Langdon Smith, Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and the environment, provided the expert voice when KCBS-AM radio in San Francisco needed an academic to talk about the U.S. Park Service response to climate change.

  • Slippery Rock University named "a best in the northeast" college by The Princeton Review 8/12/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the best colleges in the Northeast by the The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company listed SRU among its "Best in the Northeast" recommended schools in its "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature accessible at: Only 225 colleges in eleven Northeastern states made The Princeton Review's "Best in the Northeast" list for 2016.

  • SRU launches new data analytics master's program 8/12/2015

    Graduates of Slippery Rock University’s newest master’s program in Data Analytics will not only enter a profession the Harvard Business Review has dubbed the most desirable job of the 21st century, but upon completion of the program will receive both a master of science from SRU and professional certification from the SAS Institute for Advanced Analytics.

  • FEAR NOT: SRU professor helps students overcome speech anxiety 8/11/2015

    Slippery Rock University communication professor Allison Peiritsch estimates that most students in her public speaking classes don’t really want to be there because to some degree they are nervous speakers.

  • Disc golf world championships wrap up at Slippery Rock 8/10/2015

    The 2015 Pro Disc Golf World Championships on the campus of Slippery Rock University officially started with a men's open division preliminary round Aug. 4 at 8:30 a.m., but in reality the championships started more than two years ago when it was first announced that the top event in the disc golf world would be coming to the region.

  • Educational attainment linked to longer life 8/7/2015

    Increase education, researchers claimed, and you can significantly reduce adult mortality. According to Dr. Jeffrey Lynn, an associate professor in SRU’s exercise science program, it may not be that simple due to the inherent selection bias in such a study, but that doesn’t mean more education will not indirectly increase an individual’s lifespan.

  • Footloose in a hand-built American classic 8/6/2015

    The manual transmission doesn’t deter the Slippery Rock University music education major from driving his hand-built, vintage speedster to campus and elsewhere as the signature vehicle of his vintage-car hobby. Neubert, of Saxonburg, cranks the engine, nudges the brakes and keeps his hand on the throttle as he experiences the thrill of an open-air ride with panoramic views of Old Main and beyond.

  • Student interns hit stride at MSA Safety Incorporated 8/5/2015

    Picture this: You’re a college student working at a Fortune 500 company, where you produce training videos for a business with 40 international locations and $1.1 billion in revenues. Target audience: the world.

  • Experts: rattlesnake bite fatalities remain rare 8/4/2015

    While a Beaver County man’s June death from a rattlesnake bite rattled up stereotypical fears, two Slippery Rock University rattlesnake experts – Wil Taylor, a 1994 parks and recreation graduate who directs Jennings Environmental Nature Center and Jack Layne, professor of biology, say fatal encounters are rare.

  • SRU Physical therapy students to help Peruvians in need 8/3/2015

    While many of their classmates will be looking for ways to enjoy their last few days of summer prior to heading back to Slippery Rock University, six members of SRU’s doctor of physical therapy program along with Professor Mary Ann Holbein-Jenny will be spending their final 18 days of summer providing physical therapy to the underserved population of Peru.

  • Sustainable farming isn’t just greening – it’s learning 7/31/2015

    The vegetable beds on the campus of Slippery Rock University are bringing forth their harvest – peppers, squash, onions and lettuce. Soil-savvy students are growing new varieties of produce this summer as they research and implement pollutant-free, sustainable farming.

  • SRU stages Aug. 8-9 French and Indian War weekend 7/30/2015

    A historical snapshot of Colonial America, including a military encampment and battle reenactment, will be presented when Slippery Rock University offers “French and Indian War Weekend” Aug. 8-9 at its Old Stone House.

  • Bitten by the Bug 7/29/2015

    “Have you ever driven an old VW? Then you know the sweet smell of gasoline and old age mixed to perfection,” said Coffelt, Slippery Rock University director of retention services. “Ah, it’s a Bug all right. It’s not just the smell but the sound as well – the high-pitched vibration that rattles through your soul. If you have not had the privilege, there is no way I can explain the iconic aroma, the whine.”

  • SRU students volunteer at MLB All-Star Game 7/28/2015

    A.J. Burnett, Garrett Cole, Andrew McCutchen and Mark Melancon weren’t the only Pittsburgh area residents to take a working vacation to the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Two students in the Slippery Rock University sport management program also made the trip.

  • SRU graduate named Concordia Visiting Nurses CFO 7/28/2015

    Tammy Young, a 1998 Slippery Rock University accounting graduate, has been named chief financial officer for Concordia Visiting Nurses/Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot.

  • SRU’s new building addresses will aid first responders 7/27/2015

    When a call comes into the 911 switchboard in Butler County requesting aid at Slippery Rock University, emergency personnel will no longer have to wonder where on 1 Morrow Way they should respond. Campus buildings now have their own street addresses that first responders can see from the road.

  • SRU receives U.S. EPA grant, Economics PA funding 7/27/2015

    Slippery Rock University has been awarded $91,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency environmental education grants program and will combine it with $30,333 in matching funds from EconomicsPennsylvania to create a weeklong “Healthy Planet, Healthy People” camp for high school students next summer.

  • SRU researchers provide insight into plant genetics 7/24/2015

    Nichole Dafoe, SRU assistant professor of biology, said the research she is conducting with undergraduate biology majors Logan Pollman of Slippery Rock and Erica Burnworth of Greenville, addresses how plants respond to different stresses.

  • SRU’s GCAC to host cyber threats to businesses seminar 7/24/2015

    – Slippery Rock University’s Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a free seminar concerning Cyber Threats to Businesses from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 13, 2015 at The Center for Innovation at Southpointe, Bailey Center II Building.

  • SRU student takes part in USOC minority leadership program 7/23/2015

    Gervon Williams, a senior sport management major from Chambersburg, recently spent eight days taking part in the exclusive 2015 United States Olympic Committee’s 22nd annual Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere program.

  • SRU graduates lead Pittsburgh Passion to championship game 7/23/2015

    Spurred on by a contingent of players from Slippery Rock University, the Pittsburgh Passion will have the chance to repeat as champions of the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) 7 p.m. Saturday when it plays the Utah Falconz in the league's championship game in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

  • Coastal Carolina women's basketball hires Rock grad 7/23/2015

    Heather Kearney, a 1999 Slippery Rock University sport management graduate, has been named assistant women's basketball coach at Coastal Carolina University.

  • SHHHHH! Campus spots offer quiet places to “slow down” 7/22/2015

    Sometimes, as the old Simon and Garfunkel song says, “you gotta’ just slow down.” If you need a respite from the craziness of life and a place where you can enjoy some peace and quiet, Slippery Rock University offers plenty of gems, many of them hidden in plain sight. Enjoy.

  • Disc golf pros review Slippery Rock’s redesigned course 7/21/2015

    In preparation for the upcoming 2015 Pro Disc Golf Association (PDGA) world championships at Slippery Rock University, the top disc golfers in the world are coming to SRU early to play practice rounds and gauge the course. So far reviews have been stellar.

  • SRU fosters transfer student success 7/21/2015

    Oh where or where did that student go? According to a report issued recently by Indiana University’s Project on Academic Success and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, the student most likely transferred to another institution.

  • SRU graduate named Lynn University director of athletics 7/21/2015

    Devin Crosby, who graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in communication, was recently named director of athletics at Lynn University.

  • SRU earns national “Best Places to Work” recognition 7/20/2015

    Drum roll, please. Slippery Rock University has again been selected by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of 62 four-year institutions nationally to be recognized as a “Great Place to Work For.”

  • Enjoy the summer without getting burned 7/17/2015

    Legendary Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich once penned that if she were ever asked to deliver a commencement address, her advice to graduates would be this: wear sunscreen.

  • State System board of governors’ chair states: “It’s time to invest in our state-owned universities” 7/16/2015

    Perhaps the most important decision the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education makes each year involves setting tuition for Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities.

  • SRU-organized Graphical Web Conference seeks submissions 7/16/2015

    The Slippery Rock University-organized Graphical Web Conference set for Sept. 23-25 in Pittsburgh and showcasing the latest in Web art and storytelling is accepting conference submissions from students, faculty, staff, alumni and artists worldwide until August 1.

  • SRU graduate earns LCCC Faculty Excellence Award 7/16/2015

    Mary Jo DiGiandomenico, a 1981 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate, has been named the 2015 Lorain County [Ohio] Community College Faculty Excellence Award recipient.

  • SRU scores “College of Distinction” hat trick 7/15/2015

    If the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Slippery Rock University seem to be smiling more than usual this week, they have good reason. The University was recently recognized as a National College of Distinction, a Public College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction for the exemplary educational experiences it provides to students.

  • Rock stargazers anticipate heavenly show 7/14/2015

    The dwarf planet Pluto, formerly the ninth planet in our solar system, is about to reveal some of its icy secrets, and Slippery Rock University stargazers are out of this world excited by the promise of new discovery.

  • SRU enters video scoreboard arena; Alumnus gift makes purchase possible 7/14/2015

    Sporting events at Milhalik-Thompson Stadium will have an added element of excitement this year. Plans for a new state-of-the-art video scoreboard and sound system were unveiled today by Paul Lueken, Slippery Rock University director of athletics.

  • SRU announces personnel changes 7/14/2015

    Slippery Rock University has announced the following staff changes

  • PCN program to feature SRU President 7/14/2015

    Cheryl Norton, Slippery Rock University president, will be the featured guest July 19 on Infinite Possibilities, a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities.

  • Rock field hockey wins PSAC Team GPA Award 7/14/2015

    The Slippery Rock University field hockey team claimed its fourth consecutive Team GPA award from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference when the league announced its annual team academic awards July 9, 2015.

  • ‘Uganda Project’ students’ seed aquaponics venture 7/13/2015

    Slippery Rock University students involved with its Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator have entered the sustainable agriculture field of aquaponics.

  • Board of Governors approves $240 tuition increase 7/10/2015

    Students at Slippery Rock University and the 13 other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities will see a modest tuition increase for the 2015-16 academic year. The Board of Governors at its quarterly meeting July 9 approved raising tuition $240 while pledging to continue to seek additional state funding to support the universities' operations.

  • Board of governors approves new degree programs 7/10/2015

    Slippery Rock University students will have three new career-focused academic degrees available to them as a result of action today at the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Board of Governors meeting.

  • Board of Governors extends Norton’s contract 7/10/2015

    lippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton got compliments and a contract extension from The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education at their quarterly meeting July 9. The contract extension runs through June 30, 2018.

  • Board of Governors re-elects Pichini chair; Conley, Maser elected vice chairs 7/10/2015

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors at its July 9 meeting re-elected Guido Pichini to a fifth consecutive term as its chairman.

  • SRU Leadership Tower redesign enhances participation 7/9/2015

    One less obstacle. Slippery Rock University students, faculty, staff and visitors who previously weren't able to utilize the 35-foot climbing tower at the Leadership Development training Center have one less obstacle to overcome. The University has installed 200 new handholds on the north and south climbing walls to meet the needs of more climbers.

  • Rock has 171 PSAC Scholar-Athletes in 2014-15 7/9/2015

    A total of 171 Slippery Rock University student-athletes were named as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes for maintaining above a 3.25 grade point average during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Staff parking permits now available 7/8/2015

    Windy Stafford, Slippery Rock University manager of parking and police support services, has a word of advice for faculty and staff; get your new parking permit now. Current permits expire August 31.

  • Professional Disc Golf Championships coming to SRU 7/8/2015

    More than 400 of the top disc golf athletes on the planet are set to come to Slippery Rock University for the 2015 Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) world championships Aug. 1-8.

  • Creative landscaping helps campus shine 7/7/2015

    Self-watering flowerpots filled with annuals provide instant color in front of buildings. Potted banana palms accent walkways, and old shrubs have been ripped out and replaced with royal purple smoke bushes, knock out roses and sweet gum trees, among other species.

  • Alumna pens book offering creativity tips 7/7/2015

    Doreen Marcia Poreba, a 1980 Slippery Rock University communication graduate and creativity coach, has written “Idiot’s Guide: Unlocking Your Creativity.”

  • ‘Heartsaver’ class addresses cardiac emergencies 7/6/2015

    Every second counts during a cardiac emergency. To make sure its employees make those most of those critical seconds, Slippery Rock University is offering employee training in two interventions that save lives – CPR and Automated External Defibrillator use.

  • TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO SRU 7/6/2015

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

  • SRU athletic communication staff earns national honors 7/2/2015

    The Slippery Rock University athletic communication staff was honored with multiple publications awards in the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) annual publications contest.

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

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

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

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

  • SRU's Kneupper pens "'Love' in 'A Course in Miracles'" 6/30/2015

    Theodore Kneupper, Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of philosophy, has had his book "'Love' in 'A Course in Miracles' An Inquiry into its Views on the Theory and Practice of Love" published by Mind Unlimited Press.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Grant helps combat underage drinking 6/26/2015

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

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

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

  • Reinhardt, Anderson named Capital One Academic All-Americans 6/25/2015

    Slippery Rock University track and field standouts David Reinhardt (Bradford, Pa./Bradford) and Sabrina Anderson (Warren, Pa./Warren Area) have been named to Capital One Academic All-America honors.

  • ROCK ON 6/24/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • SRU art professor exhibits work at IUP 6/23/2015

    Barbara Westman's "Experiment: Poland/ USA Fiber Art Collaboration" project that began in July 2013 as a collaboration between Slippery Rock University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland, and her own "Colors on White" exhibition are on display at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania's University Museum. Westman is an assistant art professor.

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

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

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

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

  • Horses help heal military heroes 6/19/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • SRU 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."