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  • SRU’s seventeen-day celebration to usher in inauguration of Behre 10/19/2018

    Slippery Rock University will spend 17 days, Nov. 1-17, "celebrating the University and the inauguration of William J. Behre as the 17th president."

  • SRU Performing Arts series continues with Martini Pop, Nov. 2 10/19/2018

    Martini Pop, the show that combines "the personality of the Rat Pack, the harmony of Manhattan Transfer and the quirky arrangements of Postmodern Jukebox to bring about an unforgettable musical experience," will take center stage at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2 in the University Union on the campus of Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU named one of country’s greenest colleges by Princeton Review 10/19/2018

    The Princeton Review has named Slippery Rock University as one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country in its 2018 “Guide to 399 Green Colleges.”

  • SRU earns State System approval for pair of engineering degrees 10/19/2018

    And then there were four. Slippery Rock University has received approval from Daniel Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, to begin offering bachelor’s degrees in mechanical and civil engineering effective fall 2019. The approval doubles the number of engineering degrees the University offers.

  • SRU alumnus to debut as a model on "The Price is Right" 10/19/2018

    Devin Goda, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in safety and environmental management, will make his debut as a model on the daytime television game show "The Price is Right" Oct. 22.

  • SRU Afro-Colombian Dance Ensemble takes its show on the road 10/18/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Afro-Colombian Dance Ensemble will take its show on the road when it performs “Palenque!” at 8 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU Pi Kappa Phi president to make a ‘Journey of Hope’ 10/18/2018

    With the fall semester in full swing and the holiday season right around the corner, it’s only natural for a student to start making plans for … summer? Well, if you’re Robert Bailey, it’s never too early to get a jump, or rather a peddle, on your plans.

  • SRU introduces Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing 10/17/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Computer Science Department, as part of its recently approved bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity, is introducing a Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing, to be known as “C2AC.”

  • SRU’s Army ROTC cadre deploys for Field Training Exercise 10/17/2018

    The weekend. A time to unwind from the work week and grab some R & R. And while most people would take that to mean rest and relaxation, for more than 90 members of Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC program, it means rucking and rappelling as part of their Oct. 26-28 Field Training Exercises.

  • Lewandowski joins Point Park as basketball coach 10/17/2018

    Joe Lewandowski, a 1999 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in secondary education-communication, was recently named the interim head men's basketball coach at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU theatre department prepares for first performance of the year 10/16/2018

    Although the cool temperatures might tempt you to want to do nothing but settle on the couch with a blanket and binge watch Netflix – don’t do it. Instead, grab a ticket for the Slippery Rock University Theatre Department’s production of “Concord Floral.”

  • SRU online master’s programs earn top honors 10/16/2018

    Affordable Colleges Online has recognized four Slippery Rock University online master’s degree programs as among the country’s best.

  • ‘WE, THE JURY …’ 10/16/2018

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association Student Art Gallery celebrated the final night of the Third Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition Oct. 15 with a special reception. The exhibit featured works ranging from ceramics to paintings and metals to digital media. A total of 27 pieces were selected and curated by the SRU Art Society and SRU Potters Guild executive boards for the show. The gallery, located in Room 204 of the University Union, was previously used by the theatre department as a production planning room.

  • Jackson named PSAHPERD Teacher of the Year 10/16/2018

    Dallas Jackson, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of physical and health education, was named Adapted Physical Education University Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • SRU Dance Department to stage Faculty and Guest Artist concert 10/15/2018

    While most students are busy cramming as midterm exams approach, dance majors and their faculty are busy bending and stretching in preparation for an upcoming performance.

  • SRU’s 2018 Winter Session promises a flurry of class selections 10/15/2018

    “Winter is Coming” is an expression from the popular television show “Game of Thrones” suggesting warning and constant vigilance. For students registering for Winter Session classes at Slippery Rock University, the coming winter is more about anticipation and gaining ground – academically, that is, not by becoming lords of the North and battling White Walkers.

  • THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOMECOMING 10/15/2018

    Slippery Rock University's 2018 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend featured a bevy of events and activities to keep Rock Nation – past, present and even future – occupied during the Oct. 12-14 weekend.

  • SRU encourages students to “speak up” against sexual assault 10/12/2018

    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college. Of these, only an estimated 5 percent are reported. A campaign at Slippery Rock University is looking to change that through awareness, prevention and a simple plea: speak up.

  • GLOWY HAPPY PEOPLE 10/12/2018

    More than 100 Slippery Rock University students took part in Operation: GLOW Oct. 11 as part of SRU’s 2018 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

  • ‘And the winner is …’: SRU president raffles off use of personal parking spot 10/12/2018

    Being a university president comes with privileges, like having your own parking spot. William Behre, president at Slippery Rock University, covets a different privilege: serving SRU’s students.

  • SRU music groups selected to perform at PMEA conference 10/12/2018

    Slippery Rock University's Jazz Band and Flute Ensemble were both selected to perform at the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association/National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference.

  • THE SCULPTURE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE 10/11/2018

    Dave Champion, a self-taught amateur chainsaw sculptor and Slippery Rock University professor of criminology and security studies, has completed work on a former oak tree trunk outside the Advanced Technology and Science Hall for what has become a new piece of campus sculpture.

  • SRU’s sport management program ranked one of the country’s best 10/11/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s bachelor’s degree in sport management has been ranked as one of the 30 best programs in the U.S. by Sports Management Degree Guide.

  • SRU’s Healthfest to ‘Rock on for Wellness’ 10/11/2018

    One of the exhibitors at Slippery Rock University’s Oct. 16 Healthfest will be offering vision checks, which is only fitting because organizers are hoping all attendees will open their eyes to the services, resources and information offered by nearly 60 exhibitors at the annual event.

  • LOCO FOR HOCO 10/11/2018

    As part of the preliminary festivities leading up to SRU's 2018 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 12-14, the University Program Board hosted a "Loco for Hoco" event Oct. 11 in the Smith Student Center.

  • Patch named CEO of Stamford YMCA 10/11/2018

    Shawn Patch, a 1997 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in recreation, was named chief executive officer of the Stamford Family YMCA in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • RAISING ONE’S SPIRIT (BOARD) 10/10/2018

    Slippery Rock University's student clubs and organizations took to the Quad Oct. 9 armed with brushes and paint to create a plethora of SRU-themed homecoming messages on 3' x 4' boards to prep the campus "spirit" for SRU's 2018 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 12-14.

  • SRU recreation therapy researchers win ATRA poster award 10/10/2018

    Faculty and current and former students from Slippery Rock University's recreational therapy program won the Best Research Poster Award for the Recreational Therapy Institute at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association's annual conference last month in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • SRU’s student housing earns in-state and national recognition 10/9/2018

    Slippery Rock University's Department of Housing and Residence Life has earned an “A+” ranking from niche.com. SRU’s residence halls were ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania among a field of 103, while finishing 21st in the nation from a group of 1,370 institutions.

  • WATCHING PAINT DRY 10/9/2018

    Members of Slippery Rock University's fraternities and sororities took to the streets of downtown Slippery Rock to decorate storefronts along Main Street and various buildings across campus Oct. 9. The painting extravaganza was part of a week-long series of events to ready the campus and community for SRU's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 12-14. This year's theme is "There’s No Place Like Homecoming.”

  • WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE 10/9/2018

    Nearly 170 students from 22 high schools in western Pennsylvania participated in the World Language Competition, Oct. 9 at Slippery Rock University. The event, hosted by SRU’s Modern Languages and Cultures Department, challenged students with computerized language testing.

  • Wills named University at Buffalo deputy athletic director 10/9/2018

    Nate Wills, a 2003 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in sport management, was recently promoted to deputy athletic director and chief operating officer at the University at Buffalo.

  • SRU’s student loan default rate decreases 10/8/2018

    According to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education, Slippery Rock University's federal student loan cohort default rate decreased to 5 percent.

  • SRU’s master’s in education ranked as one of the nation’s most affordable 10/5/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degree in K-12 education has been ranked as one of the 30 most affordable programs in the country by GradSchoolHub.

  • MAXIMUM EXPO-SURE 10/5/2018

    Nearly 60 employers were at Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center Ballroom Oct. 4 to recruit candidates for jobs and internships as part of the annual Safety Management Career and Internship Expo.

  • Ihlenfeld promoted to Butler YMCA executive director 10/5/2018

    Sandra Ihlenfeld, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in exercise science, has been promoted to executive director of the Butler County Family YMCA.

  • SRU honoring quartet of distinguished alumni Oct. 12 10/4/2018

    Four outstanding Slippery Rock University graduates will be honored as Distinguished Alumni at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Oct. 12 at the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

  • Haley-Rezac honored for clinical teaching by APTA 10/4/2018

    Dyanna Haley-Rezac, a 2001 Slippery Rock University graduate with a doctorate degree in physical therapy, received the Signe Brunnström Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • SRU professor coaches 90-year-old father at World Masters track and field meet 10/3/2018

    It’s not unusual to see dads coaching their sons and daughters. What is unusual is a son coaching his dad. Rarer still is the opportunity for the duo to compete on an international level among the world’s oldest athletes.

  • Ford named superintendent at Purchase Line 10/3/2018

    Shawn Ford, a 1989 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in secondary education, was recently hired as superintendent of Purchase Line School District in Commodore.

  • SRU Symphonic Wind Ensemble to perform first concert of the season 10/2/2018

    Fall has arrived and with it the sounds of rustling leaves, whistling trees and … flutes, piccolos and oboes?

  • IF IT AIN’T … ‘BRUNKEN’ 10/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University's Martha Gault Art Gallery staged an opening reception Oct. 1 for its latest exhibition, "Exhibition of Late Career Artwork” from the studios of Glen Brunken.

  • SRU women’s tennis’ Lacey Cohen wins PSAC singles championship 10/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University women's tennis standout Lacey Cohen made history Oct. 1 by defeating Katya Minchenkova of Indiana University of Pennsylvania to capture the 2018 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women's singles championship at the Burt Reese Tennis Courts on the campus of Bloomsburg University.

  • SRU math major assists NIH researchers studying myositis 10/2/2018

    A mathematician may seem out of place working with clinicians at the National Institutes of Health researching matters of public health, but don’t tell that to John Yannotty.

  • Scanlon speaks at Re-Imagine Butler County symposium 10/2/2018

    Paul Scanlon, Slippery Rock University director of sustainability, was one of six guest speakers at the Re-Imagine Butler County symposium, Sept. 29 at Butler County Community College.

  • SRU celebrates there’s ‘No Place Like Homecoming’ Oct. 9-14 10/1/2018

    Chances are that you won’t find Dorothy and Toto anywhere near Slippery Rock University Oct. 9-14, but then again, would anyone associated with The Rock really need the legendary “Wizard of Oz” characters to tell them that there’s “No Place Like Homecoming” at SRU?

  • SRU research project comes to a head thanks to NSF grant 10/1/2018

    There’s some heady research going on at Slippery Rock University that could help humans wrap their brains around what’s holding all their gray matter together.

  • PASSHE chancellor to visit Slippery Rock University Oct. 15 10/1/2018

    Slippery Rock University will welcome Daniel Greenstein, the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, for a day-long visit to the University Oct. 15.

  • Sukhija co-chairs multiple supercomputing workshops 10/1/2018

    Nitin Sukhija, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of computer science, served as the co-chair of a special track on advanced computing systems at the 10th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems, Sept. 25-28 at Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan.

  • SRU mailroom handles thousands of student deliveries with care 9/28/2018

    Packages arriving for Slippery Rock University students come in all shapes and sizes. The University mailroom handles everything from care packages sent from parents to online orders for textbooks, futons, televisions and flowers, as well as the belongings of the occasional student who has everything shipped to campus on move-in day rather than packing a car.

  • SRU’s Snyder shares tips on authoring children’s book 9/28/2018

    Robert Snyder first considered writing children’s books when he was an elementary school teacher in the mid-1990s.

  • FINE ARTS 9/28/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, the Art Society at SRU and WSRU 88.1 FM sponsored an afternoon of art and music today in the Quad.

  • Roach hired as AD at Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/28/2018

    Steve Roach, a 2005 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in sport management, was recently hired as the executive director of athletics and campus recreation at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

  • SRU recognizes Women and Allies of Distinction recipients 9/27/2018

    Slippery Rock University will recognize five recipients of the Women and Allies of Distinction Awards as part of the 32nd annual Leadership and Mentoring Dinner.

  • SRU Professional Development Day to explore community engagement 9/27/2018

    Community engagement is essential for public institutions like Slippery Rock University fulfill their mission to serve the greater good.

  • Slanina releases eighth "Annie Mouse" book 9/27/2018

    Anne Slanina, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of elementary education and early childhood education, released her latest children's book, "Annie Mouse's Second Route 66 Photo Journal: The Journey East," the eighth book in her "Adventures of Annie Mouse" series.

  • SRU Financial Aid Office touts new mobile FAFSA app 9/26/2018

    Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, which is required to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid, can be a tedious and complicated task. Thankfully, the process is becoming easier thanks to a new mobile app called myStudentAid.

  • SRU introduces gender inclusive homecoming royalty 9/26/2018

    When halftime of Slippery Rock University’s Oct. 13 game versus Edinboro University arrives, the time-honored tradition of introducing the University community to the homecoming court will take place as usual.

  • SRU wins ACHIEVA professional service award 9/26/2018

    Slippery Rock University was selected to receive the 2018 ACHIEVA Awards of Excellence for Professional Service.

  • SRU commission raises awareness for gender expression, pronoun usage 9/25/2018

    The advocacy group at Slippery Rock University that addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex issues on campus is putting more expression into its name.

  • SRU dance, theatre and art students converge for 60x60 concert 9/25/2018

    What would it be like to enjoy the performing arts on a Snapchat timetable but actually see it right before your eyes? Well, it’s time to put away your phone and bring your short attention span to Slippery Rock University as the Dance, Theatre and Art Departments present “60x60 2018.”

  • SRU biology faculty, alum and student publish research 9/25/2018

    A faculty-student research group from Slippery Rock University's Biology Department recently had their research published in a peer-reviewed journal.

  • SRU plans “Emergency Management Preparedness Day” 9/24/2018

    Slippery Rock University staff and faculty are being encouraged to participate in the University’s inaugural Professional Development Day focused entirely on campus safety.

  • SRU’s Old Stone House gets into the Halloween spirit with “Spooky Stories” 9/24/2018

    As summer transitions into fall, social media users can usually find Facebook and Instagram littered with Halloween countdowns as people transition from flip-flops to jack-o-lanterns.

  • Frederick elected to NAPLA executive board 9/24/2018

    Heather Frederick, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of political science, was recently elected to the executive board of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.

  • THE VILLAGE(FEST) PEOPLE 9/22/2018

    A sea of humanity washed over the streets of downtown Slippery Rock Sept. 22 as thousands of people from far and wide attended VillageFest.

  • SRU trustees recognize student-athletes and advance degree programs at quarterly business meeting 9/21/2018

    The Slippery Rock University’s council of trustee’s today voted to advance two academic programs to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education interim chancellor for approval.

  • SRU trustees approve two new degree programs 9/21/2018

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees today voted to send two academic programs to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education chancellor for approval.

  • SRU announces faculty promotions 9/21/2018

    Slippery Rock University reported today to the council of trustees that the following faculty have been promoted:

  • SRU announces new tenured faculty 9/21/2018
  • TEARING THE ROOF OFF 9/21/2018

    Work continues on Slippery Rock University’s Performing Arts Center project with the deconstruction of Miller Auditorium and this week’s removal of parts of the building’s roof. Upon completion, Miller Auditorium will feature: a 753-seat performance space; two dance studios; an orchestra pit; a scene shop and new loading dock.

  • SRU's SEA joins technology accelerator program 9/21/2018

    Slippery Rock University's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator was recently accepted as a founding member of the IdeaGist Emerging Technology Accelerators program, providing SEA students and clients access to emerging technology experts from around the world.

  • SRU receives high marks for “Wellness & Work” in Sustainable Campus Index 9/20/2018

    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has ranked Slippery Rock University seventh among 328 institutions in the area of “Wellness & Work” in its Sustainable Campus Index.

  • SRU’s Bailey Library looking to make ‘paper cuts’ 9/20/2018

    Slippery Rock University has long prided itself on being a “green” institution. From being ranked among the world's most environmentally friendly colleges and universities by the University of Indonesia's GreenMetric World University Rankings to being named a “Cool School” by The Sierra Club, reducing the University’s carbon footprint is at the forefront of nearly everything the institution does.

  • SRU’s SNA coordinates Hurricane Florence relief campaign 9/20/2018

    The Student Nonprofit Alliance, an on-campus organization of students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector, are coordinating a campus-wide hurricane relief campaign now through Oct. 12 to aid those effected by Hurricane Florence.

  • PLAYTIME WITH THE PRESIDENT 9/20/2018

    Slippery Rock University President William Behre stopped by the Student Government Association Preschool and Child Care Center Sept. 20 on an invitation from the center’s students who had created drawings and crafts to welcome SRU’s newest leader.

  • Katsiadas to present comic book research 9/20/2018

    Nick Katsiadas, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, was accepted to present research at two upcoming conferences, the 2019 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, April 17-20, in Washington, D.C., and the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, March 13-16, in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU students encouraged to complete voter registration by Oct. 9 9/19/2018

    Election Day 2018, the day U.S. citizens can exercise their right to choose the candidate of their choice, is fast approaching. But for many Slippery Rock University students, another choice looms on the horizon: where they should register to vote.

  • SRU fall enrollment eclipses 8,800 students 9/19/2018

    The numbers are in. According to Slippery Rock University’s official 15-day-of classes report, 8,824 students are attending SRU this semester.

  • SRU’s master’s degree in health informatics earns national ranking 9/19/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s master’s degree in health informatics, which was recognized earlier this year as one of the nation’s top 50 master’s degrees by bestcollege.com, can take another bow.

  • SRU's Rock Life program receives DREAM grant 9/19/2018

    Slippery Rock University received a $5,000 supplemental grant from DREAM Partnership to fund the University's Rock Life Program, a post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities.

  • SRU earns badge of distinction for career development 9/18/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s collection of badges is quickly rivaling that of any Old West memorabilia collector. Already the recipient this year of three Field of Study badges from Colleges of Distinction for its business, education and nursing programs, SRU was recently awarded a career development badge.

  • SRU earns 50 College Factual ‘badges of distinction’ 9/18/2018

    Slippery Rock University has earned 50 institutional and program specific badges of distinction including 13 in the top 5 percent nationally, 15 in the top 10 percent and 22 in the top 15 percent from College Factual, a data-driven college choice resource, in ratings released in USA Today.

  • SRU’s annual Friends and Family Weekend takes place Sept. 21-23 9/18/2018

    When it comes to entertaining guests for a weekend, Slippery Rock University and the surrounding community know how to roll out the (green?) carpet.

  • HISPANIC HERTIAGE CELEBRATION 9/18/2018

    The Quad was filled with sights and sounds of the Hispanic people Sept. 18 as Slippery Rock University's Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event.

  • SRU PA graduates post 96 percent national board pass rate 9/18/2018

    The inaugural graduating class from Slippery Rock University's new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program performed incredibly well on their national board exams.

  • SRU earns third consecutive “Cool School” ranking from the Sierra Club 9/17/2018

    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 “Cool Schools” in the nation.

  • SRU trustees to meet Sept. 20-21 9/17/2018

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Sept. 20-21. Committee meetings will take place Sept. 20 in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center. The Governance Committee meeting will take place at 10 a.m., Sept. 21 in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center; and the quarterly business meeting will take place at 11 a.m., Sept. 21 in the Smith Student Center Theatre. All meetings are open to the public.

  • Majocha appointed dean at Cal U 9/17/2018

    Kristen Majocha, a 2002 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in communication, was recently appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at California University of Pennsylvania.

  • STORY TIME IN SLIPPERY ROCK 9/17/2018

    Senator Elder Vogel, State Representative Aaron Bernstine and Butler County Commissioner Leslie Osche visited Slippery Rock University’s Student Government Association Preschool and Child Care Center Sept. 17 to read stories to students.

  • Health care administrators visiting SRU Sept. 20 9/14/2018

    The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Western Pennsylvania chapter will host a panel discussion and networking event from 5-7:30 p.m., Sept. 20, at Slippery Rock University’s Russell Wright Alumni House to discuss “Developing Mentoring & Coaching Skills.”

  • SRU Health Center staff gears up for ‘war on flu’ 9/14/2018

    How can anyone not be excited for the arrival of fall? Between apple picking, pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween and … ACHOO! Oh yeah, flu season. Okay, we can see where the last item might not have you that enthusiastic about the change in seasons, but come the arrival of that crisp weather, catching the flu bug can lead to missed classes or work and falling behind.

  • Keener earns AWP publication award 9/14/2018

    Emily Keener, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of psychology, was honored by the Association of Women in Psychology with the 2018 Distinguished Publication Award. Keener, who will be formally recognized at the 2019 AWP conference, received the award for her role as co-editor of a special edition of Sex Roles: A Journal of Research.

  • Behre delivers inaugural University address; announces new student scholarships 9/13/2018

    Departing from a traditional and formal format in delivering his inaugural State of the University Address, Slippery Rock University President William Behre offered his observations based on what he has learned during his first 75 days on the job.

  • SRU’s honors program grows into an Honors College 9/13/2018

    The Slippery Rock University honors program has been “redesignated” as an Honors College, following the successful completion of a three-year strategic plan for SRU’s growing interdisciplinary community. The change to an Honors College follows criteria laid out by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

  • Sander to lead industry safety initiatives for the NWRA 9/13/2018

    Kirk Sander, a 2003 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in environment geosciences, was recently named vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association.

  • SRU named one of the nation’s most affordable universities 9/12/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized as one the nation’s most affordable universities by College Consensus, finishing 28th on the website’s list of 100 ranked institutions.

  • Yamamoto publishes article about safe teen drivers 9/12/2018

    Junko Yamamoto, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education and foundations of education, recently wrote an article that was published in the Kappa Delta Pi Record, a peer-reviewed journal for education professionals.

  • SRU’s Macoskey Center serves up fresh produce 9/12/2018

    Once a student arrives at Slippery Rock University, mom and dad’s home-cooked meals are quickly traded in for meal swipes, a bounty of flex and, for those unskilled in the culinary arts, a cupboard full of ramen back at the dorm.

  • SRU/SGA Preschool and Child Care Center receives Pre-K Counts funding 9/11/2018

    Local children will continue to benefit from educational resources at Slippery Rock University thanks to a state grant that has been awarded for the 12th consecutive year. The SRU/Student Government Association Preschool and Child Care Center was again selected as a recipient of funding through Pre-K Counts, a program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

  • SRU announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 9/11/2018

    The Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome seven new members at the annual Hall of Fame induction banquet Sept. 29.

  • SRU earns prestigious ‘Best Regional University’ and ‘Best Public University’ U.S. News & World Report rankings 9/10/2018

    If the following announcement seems like something you’ve heard before, it’s because you have – ten times over in fact.

  • Shao published in mergers and acquisitions book 9/10/2018

    Lawrence Shao, dean of the College of Business at Slippery Rock University, recently co-wrote a chapter that was published in the book, "Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Volume 17."

  • SRU warns campus community to steer clear of ‘phishy’ emails 9/10/2018

    With October just around the corner, people’s thoughts will quickly be turning to warm apple cider, pumpkins and trick-or-treating. But at Slippery Rock University, John Ziegler will be thinking about cyber security.

  • Nestor receives $10,000 scholarship from PCAOB 9/7/2018

    Hannah Nestor, a Slippery Rock University senior accounting major from Lykens, has been awarded a $10,000 academic scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board for the 2018-19 academic year.

  • SRU hoping to ‘Rock the Weekends’ for its students 9/7/2018

    Every Friday, nearly the same scenario plays out on the campus of Slippery Rock University: from the chatter heard throughout the hallways to the yelling across the Quad, the same question is on every student’s mind – “What the heck are we doing this weekend?” As it turns out, SRU’s Office for Student Engagement and Leadership has an answer: “Rock the Weekends!”

  • Balancing sleep and class schedules key to success at SRU 9/7/2018

    Pardon us if we seem to be boasting, but with enrollment and campus life thriving, it seems as though any time is a great time to be at Slippery Rock University. Technically speaking though, when is the best time to be at SRU, as in the best time of day to take a class?

  • SRU featured in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings 9/6/2018

    Slippery Rock University has once again been featured as among the best national colleges and universities in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The WSJ/THE rankings include a total of 968 institutions nationwide.

  • Maloney named COO of Cincinnati Hospital 9/6/2018

    Robert Maloney, a 1997 Slippery Rock University graduate, was recently hired by Mercy Health-Cincinnati as the chief operating officer for Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati.

  • Willford to lead Developmental Neurotoxicology Society 9/5/2018

    Jennifer Willford, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of psychology, has been named president-elect of the Developmental Neurotoxicology Society. Willford was elected by a majority vote of DNTS members and will serve a two-year term.

  • SRU’s new associate provost emphasizes “all-global” mindset 9/5/2018

    As an American traveling to China to teach English in 2000, Sam Heikinen figured he’d be there for 10 months and then return home to Michigan where he had just graduated from college

  • THE NITTY ‘GRIT’-TY 9/5/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery staged an opening reception Sept. 4 for its latest exhibition, “Grit,” by artist Rabecca Signoriello.

  • SRU student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester 9/5/2018

    Jacob Gillette, a Slippery Rock University junior political science major from Schuylkill Haven, is working in the office of state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • Well-Strung opens SRU Performing Arts Series Sept. 15 9/4/2018

    Well-Strung, a New York City-based string quartet, will open the Slippery Rock University Performing Art Series at 2 p.m., Sept. 15 in the University Union. The group derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with modern pop music.

  • SRU to recognize fallen alumni at annual ‘Salute to Military and First Responders Day’ 9/4/2018

    Every day men and women in uniform risk their lives in service to their country and local communities. In recognition of their service and to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, Slippery Rock University will host its annual “Salute to Military and First Responders Day” Sept. 29.

  • SWINGIN’ HOT 9/4/2018

    AVI Fresh, Slippery Rock University’s contract food vendor, offered up its first “Pop-Up Kitchen” of the fall semester Sept. 4 at Boozel Dining Hall with a variation on an old favorite: pizza.

  • SRU graduate joins Phoenix Suns training staff 9/4/2018

    Devin Skinner, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in athletic training, was recently hired as the assistant athletic trainer for the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

  • SRU bringing music education to SGA preschool students 8/31/2018

    For many, music is a fundamental part of life, whether you’re blasting Ed Sheeran and Drake through your earbuds between classes or you’re ready to step on stage for your senior recital.

  • Ballew selected as a Project NExT Fellow 8/31/2018

    Joshua Ballew, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, was recently chosen as a 2018-19 Project NExT Fellow by the Mathematical Association of America.

  • SRU completes, continues several summer construction projects 8/31/2018

    The summer construction rush might be over at Slippery Rock University, but that doesn’t mean all the work is finished.

  • SRU’s emergency alert system changes name, adds new features 8/30/2018

    Omnilert, the parent company that owns and operates Slippery Rock University’s emergency alert system, has given its “child” a makeover, including a new name. The service, formerly known as e2Campus, is now called Campus Alerts.

  • SERVICE WITH A SMILE 8/30/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Office for Community-Engaged Learning hosted its annual Service Expo, Aug. 30 in the Quad.

  • SRU cannon crew fired up for football season 8/30/2018

    At the start of a college football season, teams wonder if they have enough firepower to outscore their opponents. Cadets in Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC program wonder if they have enough firepower to keep up their team’s scoring.

  • SRU alumnus to lead PSU’s School of Visual Arts 8/30/2018

    B. Stephen Carpenter II, a 1987 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual art, was recently appointed the interim director of the Penn State University School of Visual Arts.

  • SRU football season kicks off on National Tailgating Day 8/29/2018

    The most extravagant tailgate parties staged before college football games usually involve the likes of Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan. But smaller schools like Slippery Rock University are able to hold their own just fine with the pregame tradition that provides a festive game-day atmosphere.

  • Hone earns Best Student Poster award at ILSG meeting 8/29/2018

    Sam Hone, a Slippery Rock University senior geology major from Prospect, won the Best Student Poster award at the Institute on Lake Superior Geology’s annual meeting in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

  • SRU rolls out password retrieval system 8/29/2018

    As a part of everyday life, there are some things that have just become second nature to a 21st century person’s daily routine: reading social media posts, responding to email and checking on your latest Amazon order. Oh, and occasionally forgetting the passwords that are needed in order to access those very things.

  • Kriebel appointed to children’s center board 8/28/2018

    Cara Kriebel, senior budget analyst in Slippery Rock University’s Finance Department, was recently appointed to the Butler County Children’s Center’s board of directors.

  • AND THE UPB(EAT) GOES ON 8/28/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s University Program Board hosted a “Welcome Back” event Aug. 28 on the Smith Student Center patio.

  • SRU’s nursing program earns badge of distinction 8/27/2018

    Sew another badge on Slippery Rock University’s sash as the University has received a 2018-19 Colleges of Distinction Field of Study badge for its nursing program. The badge brings SRU’s total on the year to three following awards to the business and education programs.

  • SRU’s master’s degree in data analytics earns national ranking 8/27/2018

    Slippery Rock University's master's degree in data analytics has been ranked among the nation's Top 30 "most affordable online big data" degree programs by collegechoice.com.

  • Meztli reelected to PCEA Board of Directors 8/27/2018

    Itzi Meztli, Slippery Rock University associate professor of English, was recently reelected to a three-year term on the Pennsylvania College English Association board of directors.

  • FIRST DAY UNDERWAY 8/27/2018

    Slippery Rock University was alive with the sound of students Aug. 27 as classes for the fall 2018 semester got underway.

  • AVI serves up a fresh menu of dining options this fall 8/24/2018

    Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” With that in mind, AVI Fresh, Slippery Rock University’s contract food vendor, is working hard to make sure that, no matter what, each student’s idea of dining “well” is covered by some aspect of the University’s culinary program.

  • SRU welcomes Class of 2022: Great in number, greater in strength 8/24/2018

    There’s no Catch-22 for the Class of ’22 at Slippery Rock University; the incoming freshman class is both high in quantity and quality.

  • GETTING THE LAY OF THE LAND 8/24/2018

    Slippery Rock University kicked off its weeklong international student orientation Aug. 22. Forty-two students received a welcome to the University and embarked on a campus tour that included members of the group obtaining their SRU ID cards, as well as a tour of the Student Health Center and Bailey Library. Throughout the week, students will participate in a variety of academic and social activities prior to the start of the fall semester including a day trip to Pittsburgh and a campus scavenger hunt.

  • SRU music, dance professionals reflect on 45 years of hip-hop music and dance 8/23/2018

    When first-year students arrive at Slippery Rock University today they’ll bring with them their own individual pop culture preferences, whether it’s music, movies or fashion. And while what is interpreted as stylish often changes from year to year, some things have true staying power.

  • SRU greets new students with hundreds of open arms 8/23/2018

    First-year students moved into their residence halls at Slippery Rock University beginning at 8 a.m. today. But they weren't alone. Hundreds of volunteers eagerly greeted families, lending a festive air to the day and making short-shrift of the work at hand.

  • ‘Rock 30’ campaign encourages campus community to exercise 8/22/2018

    A new campaign initiated by Slippery Rock University’s Office of Campus Recreation is aiming to combat the “Freshman 15,” a common term for how many extra pounds American students typically gain during their first year of college. Enter “Rock 30.”

  • SRU releases new interactive campus map 8/22/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s web communications team recently completed a major update to the University digital campus map that is available online.

  • SRU’s student residence life staff learns the ropes 8/21/2018

    There’s a lot more to the job of a community or resident assistant than enforcing residence hall policy. And at Slippery Rock University, CA/RA training is more involved – and fun – than going over a list of rules and procedures. The training ranges from the daring, like climbing and zip-lining from a 35-foot tower, to the analytical, like role-playing exercises and overcoming tricky obstacles as a team.

  • SRU expands ‘WOW’ experience for new students 8/20/2018

    You might say it’s gone from “WOW” to “WHOA!” In recent years, Slippery Rock University’s Weekend of Welcome – a program that helps new students move in and get acclimated to the campus community – has evolved into an entire Week of Welcome with improvement and expansion of programs to insure students are getting the most out of their SRU experience.

  • SRU program aims to welcome, orient new faculty 8/20/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s new faculty are meeting today through Aug. 22 to get to know one another and learn more about how to be successful at the University. The annual new faculty orientation program is taking place at the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

  • SRU named one of state’s best online colleges 8/17/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been named as one of Pennsylvania's best online colleges by bestcolleges.com, earning a No. 4 ranking among the top 25.

  • ‘FALL’-ING BACK INTO THE FOLD 8/16/2018

    Student athletes from a variety of Slippery Rock University's fall sports teams have returned to practice this week in preparation for their 2018 seasons. Among those already putting in time on the fields and on the courts include football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey. Go Rock!

  • SRU, JCPenney event helps students “suit up” for success 8/15/2018

    - “Bold. Dramatic! Heroic!” Edna Mode, suit designer for “The Incredibles,” says those are the attributes of the ideal super suit. While Mode’s clients often have to jump over tall buildings in search of professional ware, students at Slippery Rock University have an easier path to follow: one that leads to the Clearview Mall in Butler.

  • 'HOT DOG … AND BURGERS TOO!’ 8/15/2018

    Slippery Rock University hosted a campus “Welcome to SRU” potluck for President William Behre Aug. 13 on the lawn adjacent to North Hall.

  • SRU’s education programs earn badge of distinction 8/14/2018

    The badges are coming in batches for Slippery Rock University. The Colleges of Distinction guide has awarded SRU with a 2018-19 Field of Study badge for professional programming in education.

  • SRU helps ease strain on regional power grid 8/14/2018

    When air conditioners are turned up to maximum on hot summer days, so is the demand for electricity and the risk of overloading power grids.

  • SRU mourns passing of Michelle McCollin, professor and Eyes4Africa founder 8/13/2018

    In one of her last public messages, which Michelle McCollin posted to her Facebook page last month, she told friends and family to “be well, be blessed, be safe, be courageous, be brave” and to “live your best life always.” McCollin, associate professor of special education at Slippery Rock University, lived her “best life always” as an educator, scholar, humanitarian and philanthropist, but she did so by always bringing out the best in others and helping them live their best lives.

  • SRU’s newest intramural sport offers a new spin on an old game 8/13/2018

    Whiffle ball, a perennial backyard favorite, was born Aug. 14, 1953, and like many 65-year olds, is heading into retirement - at least at Slippery Rock University. A new game, Blitzball, which puts a spin on the old game will be introduced next spring as one of the 24 intramural sports offered at SRU’s Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

  • SRU’s BS in Cybersecurity program earns State System approval 8/10/2018

    Perfect timing. With reports of cybercrimes filling the daily news, system approval of Slippery Rock University's Bachelor of Science degree in cybersecurity couldn’t have come at a better time. The program was one of eight new degree programs approved today by Karen Whitney, interim chancellor for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

  • SRU wins Telly Award for ‘Remember When…’ TV commercial 8/10/2018

    Remember when Slippery Rock University had an awesome, award-winning television commercial? Well, that time is now. SRU and Pittsburgh-based production company Awesome Films won a Telly Award for SRU’s regional television commercial titled “Remember When….”

  • BARKING UP THE CARVED TREE 8/10/2018

    Dave Champion, a self-taught amateur chainsaw sculptor, began prepping a tree trunk outside the Advanced Technology and Science Hall for what will become a new piece of campus sculpture.

  • SRU student musicians, faculty head to national convention 8/10/2018

    A group of seven Slippery Rock University student musicians are participating in the 46th Annual National Flute Association Convention now through Aug. 12 in Orlando, Florida.

  • SRU named one of The Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern" colleges 8/9/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the best colleges in the Northeastern region by The Princeton Review.

  • SRU’s GCAC helps local businesses obtain government contracts 8/9/2018

    College students aren’t the only people who look to Slippery Rock University for the knowledge they need to succeed professionally. Local business owners seeking to sell their products and services to the government can get help through SRU’s Government Contracting Assistance Center.

  • SRU’s business programs earn badge of distinction 8/8/2018

    Slippery Rock University has already received three “College of Distinction” awards for 2018-19, grabbing honors as a National, Regional and Public College of Distinction, but now the Colleges of Distinction guide is getting down to business, that is, with program-specific recognition. SRU earned a Colleges of Distinction Field of Study badge for professional programming in business.

  • SRU professor completes Fulbright program in Sri Lanka 8/7/2018

    For Barbara Billek-Sawhney, Slippery Rock University professor of physical therapy, the three-year process of becoming a Fulbright scholar was well worth the effort.

  • SRU-bound student delivers important message: get vaccinated 8/6/2018

    Here’s a fact that will smack you in the face: more than 3 million people die from vaccine preventable diseases each year. It’s a fact one incoming Slippery Rock University student couldn’t ignore. So, she did what teenagers are wont to do these days, she took to social media.

  • SRU student organization receives grant to open free physical therapy clinic 8/3/2018

    Even with medical insurance, the cost of physical therapy can cause patients to stretch their dollar while stretching their muscles. However, students at Slippery Rock University are easing the burden by creating an alternative: a free physical therapy clinic for the local community.

  • BOX OFFICE SMASH, HIT 8/2/2018

    Crews began demolishing the sidewalk outside Miller Auditorium’s box office Aug. 2.

  • SRU’s PA program takes major step in accreditation process 8/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s master of science in physician assistant studies program recently received a clean bill of health as it took another major step in the accreditation process.

  • Hydroponic garden adds new produce opportunities at Boozel 8/1/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s commitment to being “green” and reducing its carbon footprint has been well documented. In fact, the University was ranked among the world's most environmentally friendly colleges and universities earlier this year.

  • ROTC cadets spending their summer “camping” at Fort Knox 7/31/2018

    Camp Firewood, Camp Ivanhoe, Camp Walden … “Camp” Fort Knox? Yes, the same Fort Knox that also houses a large portion of the United States’ gold reserves, also is home to an annual summer camp for ROTC cadets. However, instead of learning to kayak on a sparkling lake or roast the perfect marshmallow, these “campers” spend their summer developing leadership skills, army tactics and teamwork.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series announces 2018-19 schedule 7/30/2018

    A unique blend of strings, tributes and hit songs will come together to form the 2018-19 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

  • SRU faculty-student researchers study effects of China’s modernization initiatives 7/27/2018

    The effects of modernization on the opposite side of the world may seem like an issue with little consequence to Americans, but it matters to a faculty-student research team at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU student enjoying ‘The View’ from her internship in New York City 7/26/2018

    When Lydia Perozzi landed an internship on the set of the talk show “The View,” she anticipated being a gofer. But for this Slippery Rock University student, spending the summer working with the Disney|ABC Television Group in New York City has exceeded her expectations.

  • SRU launches Zenfolio digital photo/video asset archive 7/25/2018

    Slippery Rock University has added a new online resource to make it easier for the general public, media and campus community to access visual assets produced by the University Communication and Public Affairs Office.

  • SRU professor’s research grant helps two high school students 7/24/2018

    Two high school students will be conducting scientific research this summer at Slippery Rock University. It’s an opportunity that’s coveted by college students interested in graduate school and extremely rare for teenagers who have yet to fill out their first college application.

  • TRANSITION OF CARE 7/23/2018

    For more than 50 Slippery Rock University physical therapy students, July 20 marked a major milestone in their educational and healthcare careers as they received their white coats in a special ceremony in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The ceremony marks the end of their on-campus work and beginning of their clinical rotations which will begin this fall.

  • SRU student-faculty researchers to assess value of young adult literature 7/23/2018

    A student-faculty research team at Slippery Rock University is hoping to learn how much adolescents value young adult literature. Rather than listening to the hush of readers at the library, they are seeing if there’s any pep for the YA genre at cheerleading camps.

  • SRU earns a top ranking among nation’s criminology degree programs 7/20/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice has been ranked in the top 35 criminology degrees in the nation by College Choice.

  • THE NAME GAME 7/20/2018

    The name on the wall says it all. Thirteen months after being approved by the Slippery Rock University council of trustees, the former Strain Behavioral Sciences Building saw its new name, Strain Safety Building, go up outside the building July 19.

  • SRU ranked in Top 25 reading and literacy programs 7/19/2018

    Educators looking to advance their training by earning a nationally-ranked, affordable master’s degree in reading and literacy education don’t have to look beyond Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU alumna leads community development project in Greensburg 7/18/2018

    As a student at Slippery Rock University, Jessica Hickey honed her voice and vocational skills by contributing to the campus community. Now, as co-founder of a community development project, she’s using her voice and skills to improve one of the 50 largest cities in Pennsylvania.

  • Former SRU student thrived in MLB before Adams, Trivino 7/17/2018

    Fans of Slippery Rock University baseball, whether they cheer for the National or American league, are rightfully proud these days.

  • SRU named a “Great College to Work For” 7/16/2018

    Slippery Rock University, for the eighth time, has 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.

  • SRU graduate using “Kritters” to help kids learn keyboarding 7/13/2018

    Since the birth of the typewriter, animals have been helping people learn to type, starting with that quick brown fox jumping over the lazy dog exercise. As technology evolves and advances, so to must the way we teach typing to future generations: that’s where “Keyboard Kritters” come in, says Bobbi Jo Callis.

  • State System BOG approves 2018-19 tuition rates 7/12/2018

    The board of governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today approved the second smallest tuition increase in more than a decade for the 2018-19 academic year.

  • SRU alumna helps those in need help others 7/12/2018

    As a teenager, Susan Cataldi spent many summers working as a camp counselor for the Easter Seals Society, a nonprofit that provides service, education, outreach and advocacy for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

  • SRU communication professor presents at pragmatism conference in Finland 7/11/2018

    An American journalism professor may seem out of place at a philosophy conference in Finland, but not if that person is Joseph Harry.

  • SRU students travel to Japan through Saga University partnership 7/10/2018

    While words are often the easiest way of relaying thoughts and expressions to one another, students from Slippery Rock University and Saga University in Japan have experienced the meaningful impact of unspoken communication and the part it can play in better understanding each other’s languages and cultures.

  • SRU English classes study abroad for two weeks in Italy 7/9/2018

    A pair of summer courses offered by Slippery Rock University’s English Department recently traded in lectures halls and white boards for a small Tuscan village where they stayed in a convent with a view of a medieval castle.

  • APPETITE FOR CONSTRUCTION 7/6/2018

    Summertime is usually the right time for construction and campus improvement projects at Slippery Rock University. Among the nearly two dozen projects on the University’s summer “to do” list are improvements to North Hall and ROCK Apartments.

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica celebrates 250th anniversary 7/5/2018

    The Encyclopaedia Britannica is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, but at schools like Slippery Rock University few students are likely to recall ever opening an encyclopedia, let alone appreciating that the most venerated encyclopedia was first published in 1768.

  • SRU student plots Pittsburgh’s fossil locations for Carnegie Museum 7/3/2018

    Many students help put Slippery Rock University on the map with their undergraduate research, but one student is representing SRU by actually putting rock locations on a map.

  • SRU welcomes Behre as University president 7/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University today welcomed William Behre as the institution's 17th president.

  • MEET THE NEW BOSS 7/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University welcomed William Behre as the institution's 17th president July 2. Behre, the former provost at Georgian Court University, was greeted at the steps of Old Main by University mascot, Rocky, before beginning his day with a visit from the Slippery Rock Student Government Association Executive Board and a welcome reception hosted by the President’s Council.

  • SRU’s RN to BSN program earns national Top 50 ranking 6/29/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked in the Top 50 online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs for 2018 by Best College Reviews.

  • SOLID AS A (CAMP) ROCK 6/28/2018

    Camp ROCK is a six-hour extended school year program hosted by Slippery Rock University and the Butler County Family YMCA, June 18-29, for 23 campers ages 12-21 on the autism spectrum.

  • SRU chemistry major researches molecular magnetism 6/28/2018

    Jacob Palmer was attracted to the chemistry lab at Slippery Rock University like a magnet. and while he spends quality time there this summer, he is being tasked with creating molecules with magnetic properties.

  • SRU wins Department of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award 6/27/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized by the Department of Defense as one of 15 recipients nationally to win a 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

  • SRU earns trio of “College of Distinction” accolades 6/26/2018

    Slippery Rock University has again earned a rather distinctive trifecta of accolades, being named a 2018-19 national “College of Distinction,” a Pennsylvania “College of Distinction” and a public “College of Distinction” by collegesfdistinction.com. The University earned similar distinctions in 2017-18.

  • HAVING A BALL 6/26/2018

    The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted a non-contact football camp at Slippery Rock University’s soccer practice fields for boys and girls ages 6-14, June 25-26. Kids learned eight different positions, team concepts and played NFL Flag Football Games. High school coaches from the area, as well as current and former Steelers players instructed the kids, while Steelers players also talked to the campers about some of their valuable life lessons.

  • SRU’s MS in Hospitality and Tourism program approved by State System 6/25/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree was one of five new degree programs approved today by Karen Whitney, interim chancellor for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • MOVIN’ ON IN 6/25/2018

    With just days remaining before he officially takes the reins as Slippery Rock University's 17th president, Bill Behre and his wife, Leah Ingram, had some personal business to tend to June 25: moving into the president’s residence.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in reading earns national ranking 6/22/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized as having one of the country’s best online master’s degree in reading by TheBestSchools.org.

  • “Ciao Italia!”: SRU music majors singing their way overseas 6/22/2018

    A pair of accomplished Slippery Rock University music majors will soon be singing a different tune when the duo – Chase Upchurch and Marie Helstrom – travel to Italy after being accepted into the esteemed Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti program.

  • SRU’s blood pressure research expanded to include handgrip exercise 6/21/2018

    Studying inter-arm blood pressure difference is a big project for faculty and student researchers in Slippery Rock University’s Exercise Science Department. Now it appears there are curious students from outside that field of study who are helping them get a grip on the research.

  • Trio of SRU students win Stephenson Scholarships 6/20/2018

    For more than three decades, the Marjorie Stephenson Scholarship has recognized successful yet underrepresented female students studying the arts, humanities, social sciences and education at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU and Hungarian physical education school enjoy unique partnership 6/19/2018

    When Wei Bian, Slippery Rock University associate professor of physical and health education, made her first visit to Europe last month to observe teaching methods in Hungary, she suddenly felt as though she was much closer to her native China than a map would show.

  • SRU student delving into supercomputer research 6/18/2018

    For one Slippery Rock University student, the summer hasn’t brought a stop to his learning. If anything, the traditional educational “offseason” has accelerated his enlightenment. By how much? Well, he may need a supercomputer to count the ways.

  • SRU launches Doctor of Occupational Therapy program 6/15/2018

    The inaugural cohort of Slippery Rock University’s doctoral degree program in occupational therapy kicked off earlier this month. The program, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, is a 36-month, year-round program for students who have earned a bachelor's degree or participate in one of the 3+3 pre-occupational therapy undergraduate tracks at the University.

  • SRU chemistry student builds on amino acid research 6/15/2018

    There are building blocks that scientists try to avoid, like protein chains that fold in the human brain and lead to neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. There are also building blocks that are beneficial, such as taking one research study and building upon it to discover better outcomes.

  • SRU creates academic department for homeland and corporate security programs 6/14/2018

    After two years of offering bachelor’s degrees in homeland security and corporate security, Slippery Rock University has officially christened an academic department, Homeland and Corporate Security Studies, to house the programs. Previously, the programs were offered within the Criminology and Security Studies Department, which has been renamed Criminology and Criminal Justice.

  • Marathon Man: SRU alum running his way around the world 6/13/2018

    After his record-breaking 2014 senior year at Slippery Rock University, Morgan Elliott set his sights on the clouds – literally. Elliott, who set a record in the 1,500-meter dash and was part of an SRU relay team that established a new standard for the 4x800-meter, is competing in this summer’s Migu Skyrunning World Series, traveling around the globe to run on trails miles above sea level.

  • SRU’s Kush embarks on three-continent teaching, performing tour 6/13/2018

    You’ll have to forgive Slippery Rock University professor of music and professional saxophonist Jason Kush if he looks a little bewildered should you ask him if he’s getting a lot of rest during the University’s summer break. Instead of lounging by the pool, Kush, is taking his expertise and instrument on the road to lecture, teach and perform on three different continents: North and South America and Europe.

  • Two SRU graduates thrust to forefront of blood pressure research 6/12/2018

    Melanie Clark and Maureen Walsh walked to class together the first morning of their freshman year in 2014 at Slippery Rock University, leaving Watson Hall to discover that they had the same physics class in North Hall.

  • SRU library professor receives grant to learn from Irish archivists 6/11/2018

    Ireland is known among librarians as a leading country for archival practices, from preserving ancient manuscripts to digitizing records. This summer a professor and archivist from Slippery Rock University is going to the Emerald Isle to learn the secrets of the craft and bring back ideas to benefit SRU and its students.

  • SRU trustees advance four academic programs for approval 6/8/2018

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees today voted to send four academic programs to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education interim chancellor for approval.

  • SRU trustees approve four new degree programs; honor Way; and elect officers 6/8/2018

    Today at the Slippery Rock University’s council of trustee’s quarterly business meeting, trustees, faculty, staff and students recognized University Interim President Philip Way in honor of his past year of service to the University.

  • SRU’s Troops to Teachers program receives five-year grant extension 6/7/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Troops to Teachers initiative has received a five-year extension thanks to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which recently received a $1.6 million federal grant to support the program.

  • SRU researchers focusing on upper-body muscular strength 6/6/2018

    Ordering someone to drop and give you 20 pushups is often a form a punishment, but at Slippery Rock University students are volunteering to do them for scientific research.

  • SRU to host Alumni Weekend June 22-24 6/5/2018

    Summer vacation. It’s a time when most people schedule weekend getaways to a lake, an amusement park or even a visit to grandma’s house.

  • SRU music majors use talents to connect others 6/5/2018

    Music, its been said, is a great unifier, bringing people together as one.

  • SRU trustees to meet June 7-8 6/4/2018

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet June 7-8. Committee meetings will take place June 7 in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center. The Governance Committee meeting will take place at 10 a.m., June 8 in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center; and the quarterly business meeting will take place at 11 a.m., June 8 in the Smith Student Center Theatre. All meetings are open to the public.

  • SRU’s Old Stone House to take historical look at early America 6/4/2018

    Slippery Rock University's historic Old Stone House will be doing what it does best – stepping into the past – for its June 9 “Early America Day” event.

  • SRU named one of Pennsylvania’s top online colleges 6/1/2018

    Slippery Rock University has again been named a "Top Online College" in Pennsylvania by OnlineColleges.com, coming in at No. 5 on a list of 50 state institutions.

  • SRU art instructor breathes life into painting at show 6/1/2018

    Close your eyes. Now imagine you’re sitting in front of an easel and painting. Each time you take a breath, take a brushstroke. You might not know it, but you’d be practicing the “one breath/one line” method. It’s a method that one Slippery Rock University art instructor recently demonstrated during a show hosted by Oberlin College and Conservatory’s Dance Department.

  • “PRESS”-ING CLOSER TO THE PITCH 6/1/2018

    Slippery Rock University welcomed a new addition May 30 as a new press box was installed at the Jim Egli Soccer Field. The $120,000 project includes seating for eight media and SRU athletic communication staffers, a video platform and a storage facility.

  • SRU recognized in Business Officer magazine for ‘Powering Forward’ 5/31/2018

    Slippery Rock University is often recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities for sustainability by making decisions that are friendly for the environment and the institution’s budget. Now, business officers from colleges and universities from around the country are learning about SRU’s secrets to success.

  • AND AW-A-A-A-A-Y THEY GO 5/31/2018

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association Child Care Center hosted its 2018 Preschool Graduation May 31.

  • SRU researchers find ways to design antiviral drugs 5/30/2018

    Putting the brakes on cold or flu symptoms is a daily occurrence at hospitals across the country. But stopping outbreaks of larger scale issues, like the Ebola virus, takes place years earlier in research laboratories around the world.

  • SRU ramps up summer construction schedule 5/29/2018

    Summertime is always prime time for construction and campus improvement projects at Slippery Rock University. While the timing of the projects this summer is not as aggressive as previous summers, there still will be plenty of work to be done before fall classes begin Aug. 27.

  • Macoskey Center offers community gardners a place to grow 5/25/2018

    Got a green thumb but no soil to sink it in? Fear not amateur gardener! With an eye – or pruning sheers – on bringing the Slippery Rock community together through gardening, the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research is renting garden plots now through the end of October to members of the University and local communities.

  • SRU to host Gov. Wolf’s “Cabinet in Your Community” event June 4 5/24/2018

    Slippery Rock University will host members of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s cabinet for a town hall-like discussion at 1 p.m., June 4, at the Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium.

  • SRU to host “Nonprofit Bootcamp” June 8 5/24/2018

    Slippery Rock University and The Alliance for Nonprofit Resources will host a “Nonprofit Bootcamp” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 8 in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

  • SRU professor and student to coach Butler preschool teachers 5/23/2018

    Preschool teachers are among children’s first sources for learning how to read. With that in mind, a Slippery Rock University professor and her student are going straight to that source to better equip teachers to help their students succeed.

  • SRU’s Nicholls elected to The Education Partnership board of directors 5/22/2018

    Jeananne Nicholls, Slippery Rock University professor of business, was recently voted to the board of directors for The Education Partnership, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization that provides school supplies to students and teachers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • Daniel Greenstein selected as State System of Higher Education’s next chancellor 5/22/2018

    Underscoring its commitment to ensuring student success and to its efforts to redesign the State System for the future, the board of governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education selected a national leader in higher education to serve as the next chancellor.

  • SRU researchers expand animal-assisted intervention in local prisons 5/21/2018

    Following in the footsteps of a current Slippery Rock University animal-assisted intervention study and program at a local prison, another group is launching a second initiative.

  • SRU named one of Pennsylvania’s “best online colleges” 5/18/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized as a one of the Top 25 best online colleges in Pennsylvania by SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004.

  • SRU awards scholarships to inaugural class of Butler County Youth Leadership Program 5/17/2018

    High school juniors who graduated from a leadership development program sponsored by a Butler County Chamber of Commerce affiliate were recently offered scholarships to attend Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU to host H.E.A.R.O. spring conference 5/16/2018

    Slippery Rock University will host the 11th annual Higher Education Accounts Receivable Organization conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 22, in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU Media Hall of Fame announces Class of 2018 5/16/2018

    The Slippery Rock University Media Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for its 2018 class. The Hall, which recognizes SRU alumni who have “evolved from an accomplished student at SRU to a person who has excelled at the professional level.”

  • Two SRU alumnae named SHAPE America Teachers of the Year 5/15/2018

    Two of the nation’s top six health and physical education teachers have something in common other than just the National Teacher of the Awards they received earlier this spring: they also have degrees from Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU to host music education workshop May 19 5/15/2018

    Slippery Rock University will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 19 at Swope Music Hall to provide music education teachers and students with new and innovative approaches to teaching music.

  • CAP-PING IT OFF 5/15/2018

    Slippery Rock University's 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies May 11-12 at Morrow Field House provided a time for celebration as well as expression.

  • SRU welcomes full slate of summer camps and conferences 5/14/2018

    Slippery Rock University is gearing up to host 47 camps and conferences from May through August. Thousands of attendees will visit campus for programs ranging from sports and the performing arts to academic and company training sessions.

  • THAT’S A WRAP! 5/12/2018

    Graduates, families and friends gathered at Slippery Rock University May 11-12 for a trio of commencement ceremonies at Morrow Field House.

  • CON-GRAD-ULATONS 5/11/2018

    Slippery Rock University conferred 276 master's degrees, including those from SRU's inaugural Physician Assistants program; while hooding 53 doctoral candidates at the May 11 graduate student commencement ceremony at Morrow Field House.

  • SRU ranked one of the nation’s best public universities 5/10/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been named a "Best Public Colleges and Universities” for 2018 by CollegeConsensus.com.

  • Champion awarded NEACJS Founders Award 5/10/2018

    David Champion, Slippery Rock University professor of criminology and security studies, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences Founders Award.

  • GLOBAL GALA 5/10/2018

    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.

  • SRU adds more AEDs to campus’ life-saving inventory 5/9/2018

    Thanks to the purchase of 17 additional automated external defibrillators, bystanders at Slippery Rock University have even more tools to respond immediately should someone suffer a cardiac arrest.

  • THE FINAL(S) COUNTDOWN 5/9/2018

    It’s the final week of the spring semester at Slippery Rock University and we all know what that means: final exams!

  • Omer named superintendent at West Middlesex 5/9/2018

    Raymond Omer, a 1993 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and environmental education, was recently hired as the superintendent of the West Middlesex Area School District.

  • A “TOT” TIME IN THE OLD TOWN LAST NIGHT 5/8/2018

    Final exam week at Slippery Rock University usually means two things: high levels of stress and tons of tater tots!

  • SRU student-athlete to run across the country for cancer charity 5/8/2018

    Ellie Pearson runs cross country as a varsity athlete at Slippery Rock University, but this summer she’ll be literally running cross-country, from San Francisco to New York City, as part of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults’ 4K for Cancer program.

  • Young added to U.S. goalball national team 5/8/2018

    Calahan Young, a 2017 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in recreational therapy, has been named to the U.S. men’s goalball national team for a second straight year.

  • Thomas published in environmental education journal 5/7/2018

    Becky Thomas, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, recently had an article published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Education Research.

  • SRU hosts commissioning ceremony for Army ROTC cadets May 11 5/4/2018

    When cadets from Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC program become commissioned officers, the ceremony is typically a family affair with parents often selected to pin the bars on their son or daughter’s uniform to indicate the officers’ new insignia of rank as second lieutenants.

  • Truax hired as Bucknell University's athletic director 5/4/2018

    Jermaine Truax, a 2008 Slippery Rock University with a master's degree in sport management, was recently named the director of athletics and recreation at Bucknell University.

  • SRU students selected for national flute competition 5/3/2018

    Four Slippery Rock University students from the SRU Flute Studio ensemble won spots in the National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition at the NFA's annual convention Aug. 9-12 in Orlando, Florida.

  • SRU’s student-run literary magazine is a rare form 5/3/2018

    SLAB, Slippery Rock University’s literary magazine, is one of the few in the country entirely edited and run by undergraduate students.

  • SRU’s master’s degree in health informatics ranked one of the country’s best 5/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s master’s degree in health informatics has been ranked among the nation’s top 50 programs by bestcolleges.com.

  • Nine SRU alumni honored as Mercer County 40 Under Forty 5/2/2018

    Nine Slippery Rock University alumni were among the 40 honorees recognized by a collaboration of chambers of commerce in Mercer County for the 2018 Mercer County 40 Under Forty awards for service to the community and professional fields.

  • SRU Global Graduation set for May 9 5/2/2018

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

  • SPOTTED AT SPOTTS 5/2/2018

    Students from Barbara Westman’s fiber art studio class at Slippery Rock University created banners that now adorn the halls and stairwells of Spotts World Culture Building. Six students painted 16 banners representing different departments in the College of Liberal Arts, such as curtains for the Theatre Department and fingerprints for Criminology and Security Studies Department.

  • SRU named one of the North’s Best Regional Universities 5/1/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been named a “Best Regional University-North” for 2018 by CollegeConsensus.com.

  • SRU students' posters win first place at Sigma Xi conference 5/1/2018

    Three Slippery Rock University students presented posters that won first place at the Sigma Xi Regional Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference, hosted by Penn State Behrend in Erie.

  • SRU earns “Mark of Distinction” for climate leadership 4/30/2018

    Slippery Rock University has earned a “Mark of Distinction” from Second Nature for setting and demonstrating high-performance climate change goals in its move toward carbon neutrality.

  • SRU’s converged media center gets a futuristic studio set 4/30/2018

    The convergence of Slippery Rock University student media isn’t set — that is a gradual, behind-the-scenes process to combine the working environments for print, online and video media — but the addition of a new television studio set in the Maltby Converged Media Center is a visible step in the right direction.

  • Cooke becomes a Certified Humor Professional 4/30/2018

    Colleen Cooke, a Slippery Rock University professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, recently graduated from the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor's Humor Academy and became a Certified Humor Professional.

  • E-LIMINATING WASTE 4/30/2018

    Slippery Rock University staged its annual Community Electronic Waste Collection Day April 28. The recycling program, aimed at keeping electronics out of landfills, is part of the University's Earth Days 2018 program.

  • Eisenreich awarded modern band fellowship through Little Kids Rock 4/27/2018

    Cassandra Eisenreich, Slippery Rock University instructor of music, was awarded the Modern Band Higher Education Fellowship through Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that supports music education.

  • Cavill endows safety management scholarship at SRU 4/26/2018

    Wilma Cavill, retired Slippery Rock University assistant professor of safety management, has made a $25,000 gift to the University to endow a scholarship that will provide financial assistance to SRU safety management majors.

  • SRU gathers feedback following emergency drill 4/26/2018

    Although an “All Clear” alert was issued to indicate the conclusion of an April 19 emergency drill at Slippery Rock University, efforts to keep the campus safe and assess the University’s emergency preparedness will continue.

  • The Rocket recognized in CSPA Gold Circle Awards 4/26/2018
  • Bauer named Outstanding Student by CPUB 4/25/2018

    Jennifer Bauer, a Slippery Rock University senior biology major from Tionesta, received the 2018 Outstanding Student Award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists at the CPUB's annual meeting at Mansfield University.

  • SRU readies for a trio of commencement ceremonies 4/25/2018

    Slippery Rock University will confer a record number of degrees during a trio of commencement ceremonies May 11-12 at Morrow Field House as more than 1,700 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be awarded.

  • TAKE A SEAT 4/25/2018

    In preparation for the start of construction on Slippery Rock University’s Performing Arts Center, seating was removed from Miller Auditorium April 24.

  • SGA establishes food pantry for SRU students 4/25/2018

    Dining halls and delivery pizza are part of the college experience as much as lecture halls and textbooks, but for some Slippery Rock University students, access to food might not be as easy as it is for most of their classmates.

  • SRU trustee Smith named PACT president 4/24/2018

    Jeff Smith, a member of Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees.

  • Mercer chairs Rotary ethics symposium 4/24/2018

    Molly Mercer, Slippery Rock University associate vice president for finance, recently chaired the Grove City Rotary Club’s ethics symposium. The event was attended by 180 local high school students.

  • SRU biology majors win awards, scholarships at NSM banquet 4/23/2018

    The Slippery Rock University Biology Department presented more than $26,000 to biology majors at its annual Natural Sciences and Mathematics Banquet. The College of Health, Environment and Science awarded another $4,150 pushing the total figure of biology awards and scholarships to more than $30,000.

  • Bicehouse’s article published on The EvoLLLution 4/23/2018

    Vaughn Bicehouse, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of special education, recently had his article, “Tailor Teachers Use Personality Style and Multiple Intelligences to Help Students Thrive,” published on The EvoLLLution, an online newspaper for information and opinion about non-traditional higher education.

  • GREEN AND WHITE HELP RED UP 4/23/2018

    The Green and White Society at Slippery Rock University rallied volunteers for its annual campus and community clean up event April 21.

  • GETTING DOWN TO EARTH 4/23/2018

    Slippery Rock University hosted its annual Children’s Earth Day Celebration, April 21 at Macoskey Center for Sustainability Systems Education and Research.

  • SRU art students present printmaking research at NCUR 4/23/2018

    Three Slippery Rock University art majors recently presented research about printmaking at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.

  • SRU named a 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence winner 4/20/2018

    Slippery Rock University is among 23 “innovative and impassioned” organizations selected by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection to receive the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • SRU student brought back to life by classmates, first responders 4/20/2018

    “I’ll Be There For You” is the theme song to Frantzi Schaub’s favorite television show, “Friends.” The junior theatre major at Slippery Rock University was even wearing a “Friends” sweatshirt when his heart stopped during his acting class. But thanks to his friends – and few new ones working as first responders – Schaub is alive today because people were there for him.

  • SRU earns 2018-19 Military Friendly School “Gold Award” 4/19/2018

    Slippery Rock University has once again 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 alumna honored by United Way of Bradford 4/19/2018

    Lisa Johnson, a 1995 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in health services, received the "Excellence in Representation Award" from the United Way of Bradford.

  • President’s Scholarship Gala raises monies for SRU student scholarships 4/19/2018

    The Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc. will host its biannual President’s Scholarship Gala from 6:30-11 p.m., May 19 in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU STAGES EMERGENCY DRILL 4/19/2018

    With an ever-vigilant eye on the continuous safety of its students, faculty and staff, Slippery Rock University staged a campus emergency drill April 19.

  • SRU Children’s Earth Day Celebration, EarthFest set for April 21 4/18/2018

    If the meek are indeed to inherit the earth, it’s probably best that we learn how to take care of the big, blue marble so it’s something worth inheriting.

  • SRU art majors contribute to Butler art exhibit 4/18/2018

    Nine Slippery Rock University students recently exhibited artwork at a show called "Different Directions," hosted by the The Associated Artists of Butler County's studio in Butler.

  • SRU to pilot freshman-level seminar course in 2018 4/18/2018

    Truth and Lies, Music and Politics and Philosophy Goes to the Movies. These are among the 22 section titles of a University Seminar course being developed at Slippery Rock University as part of a pilot program available to nearly 500 freshmen in fall 2018.

  • Lawrence-Israëls replaces Frieder at SRU Holocaust survivor event 4/17/2018

    Louise Lawrence-Israëls, who as a child went into hiding from the Nazis, will replace Gideon Frieder as the guest speaker at Slippery Rock University’s annual Holocaust Memorial Program.

  • SRU senior art exhibitions bring color and courage to Martha Gault Gallery 4/17/2018

    Slippery Rock University will host a trio of exhibitions featuring eight senior art students’ capstone projects beginning April 23 at the Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • SRU safety management majors receive ASSE scholarships 4/17/2018

    Two Slippery Rock University safety management majors received scholarships from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation.

  • “LADIES AND GENTLEMEN … STEP RIGHT UP!” 4/17/2018

    Slippery Rock University hosted a "Carnival on the Quad" April 17 as part of SRU's month-long Earth Days program.

  • SRU students elect Dallas Kline SGA president 4/17/2018

    Dallas Kline, a Slippery Rock University senior sport management major from Spring Grove, was elected president of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association, Inc. Kline, who ran unopposed for the post, will replace one-year incumbent Rachel Lawler, who is graduating in May.

  • SRU schedules emergency drill April 19.Here’s what you need to know 4/16/2018

    If you hear the shrill sound of emergency responder sirens or see a parade of police cars, ambulances and fire trucks racing to Slippery Rock University April 19, there will be no need to 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 8-10 a.m.

  • Artist Tom Mosser to have a ball at SRU April 19 4/16/2018

    As an artist, Tom Mosser is always looking around for ideas. In the alleyway dumpster near his studio a discarded tire became a paintbrush to get tread marks on his canvas.

  • Equestrian club teams at SRU advance two riders to nationals 4/16/2018

    The English-style and Western-style equestrian club teams at Slippery Rock University recently qualified individual riders for national championships after successful showings in each team's most recent competition.

  • SRU to honor 26 graduate students April 29 4/16/2018

    Slippery Rock University will recognize 26 graduate students with Outstanding Graduate Student Awards during its Graduate Admissions Honors Reception, a private ceremony, at 2 p.m., April 29 in the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • Holocaust survivor Gideon Frieder to speak at SRU April 17 4/13/2018

    According to reported estimates, there are fewer than 100,000 Holocaust survivors alive today. A week after Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 11, 2018), one of those survivors will be speaking at Slippery Rock University to share his experiences and memories.

  • Finigan honored as a ‘hometown hero’ by Pittsburgh radio host 4/13/2018

    Samantha Finigan, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in adapted physical activity, was honored as one of five "Larry's Hometown Heroes" at an annual event hosted by KDKA Radio morning host Larry Richert to honor Pittsburgh-area individuals who give back and make a difference in their communities.

  • SRU schedules April 28 community e-waste recycling event 4/13/2018

    The holidays have long since come and gone. And, while you proudly gaze at your new 60-inch flat screen that hangs on the family room wall, you might be wondering what you should do with the old TV set that’s eating up real estate in the garage, somewhere between the lawnmower and that 10-speed bike you never ride.

  • SRU to host 48th annual SRUAHPERD Mini-Convention April 18 4/13/2018

    The 48th annual Slippery Rock University Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Mini-Convention will take place April 18 at Morrow Field House. SRU’s Physical and Health Education Department and the School Wellness Education Council, SRU’s student-run health and wellness professional development organization previously known as SRUAHPERD, are hosting the event.

  • SRU dancers and artists collaborate to “Soar” like butterflies April 17 4/12/2018

    Experiments taking place in a science building are not surprising. But the nuance of an artistic experiment at Slippery Rock University’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival may surprise audiences when “Soar: An Interdisciplinary Performance Project” takes flight, April 17 at the Vincent Science Center Planetarium.

  • SYMPOSIUM FOR A DAY 4/12/2018

    Slippery Rock University presented its signature student-faculty scholarly event April 12 when 170 students put their research, art exhibits and live performances on display at the annual "Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement" in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU student’s art exhibit “casts” new light on law enforcement personnel 4/12/2018

    Keeping the peace, protection of people and property and the investigation of crimes. These are just a few of the many duties associated with being a police officer.

  • The Rocket wins Society for Collegiate Journalists awards 4/12/2018

    The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, won several awards from the 2018 Society for Collegiate Journalists, the nation's oldest organization serving college media leaders.

  • SRU Alumni Association honors recent alumni, students 4/11/2018

    The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will add four names to its distinguished Recent Alumni Award recipient list at its 5 p.m., April 21, 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 rolls out red carpet for nonprofit “stars” at upcoming gala 4/11/2018

    When attendees arrive for the 2018 Nonprofit Organization Academy Awards Dinner and Gala at Slippery Rock University’s Russell Wright Alumni House, the red carpet will literally be rolled out for them, and with good reason.

  • SRU students present at philosophy and religious studies conference 4/11/2018

    Three Slippery Rock University students presented research at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference, March 23-24, at West Chester University.

  • SRU student organizations come together for Unity Week, April 16-20 4/10/2018

    The Student Union for Multicultural Affairs, a student organization at Slippery Rock University, will coordinate Unity Week, April 16-20, bringing several groups together for education, awareness and to celebrate culture and diversity.

  • Hellwig recognized at National Debate Tournament 4/10/2018

    Slippery Rock University's Debate Society team recently competed at the National Educational Debate Association's National Debate Tournament at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU Honor Society to host GRE workshop April 19 4/9/2018

    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 p.m., April 19 in Room 322 of the Smith Student Center for all SRU students or staff planning to apply for graduate school.

  • SRU to utilize ALICE approach during April 19 emergency drill 4/9/2018

    Since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, students, staff and officers from an estimated 4,200 school districts and 3,500 police departments across the United States have been taught a new method in reacting to the threat of an active shooter on their campus. That reaction can be summarized in one word: ALICE.

  • Drozdowski sworn in as Millcreek Township police officer 4/9/2018

    John Drozdowski, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in criminology and criminal justice, was recently sworn in as a Millcreek Township police officer during a ceremony at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building in Erie.

  • A CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE 4/7/2018

    Slippery Rock University honored thousands of 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 April 7 in Morrow Field House.

  • SRU theatre students to “bravely” stage original works April 20-26 4/6/2018

    A set of nine one-act plays, written, directed and performed by Slippery Rock University students, will be presented April 20-26 during SRU's annual "Brave New Plays" program.

  • SRU students' papers win cash prizes at conference 4/6/2018

    Five Slippery Rock University students presented papers at the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society's recent conference in Cincinnati, two of which were honored with cash prizes.

  • SRU earns “Green light” on State System’s financial assessment ratings 4/6/2018

    Green is one of Slippery Rock University’s school colors, but it’s also the color used to indicate SRU’s positive financial health on Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Financial Assessment. SRU is one of three institutions in the 14-university State System deemed to have a financial performance that “… requires little or no monitoring,” according to the assessment.

  • SRU senior dance majors to synthesize for one final concert 4/5/2018

    For the first time since they were freshmen, 19 senior dance majors at Slippery Rock University will perform together as a group at the Senior Synthesis Dance Concert, April 21, at the Swope Music Hall. The program will be performed twice, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Phi Kappa Phi to induct 28 candidates 4/5/2018

    Phi Kappa Phi, the Honor Society at Slippery Rock University, will induct 28 candidates into the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society at 4 p.m., April 7 in the Vincent Science Center, Room 116.

  • SRU field hockey team boasts nation's highest team GPA 4/5/2018

    The Slippery Rock University field hockey team recorded the highest cumulative grade point average among NCAA Division II squads to earn the 2017-18 National Field Hockey Coaches Association/Zag Sports National Academic Team Award.

  • SRU’s Kaleidoscope brings campus and community together for the love of art 4/4/2018

    While Deanna Brookens won’t find either Philipe Petit or The Flying Wallendas in her family tree, she does share a common trait with two of the world’s most famous performers – she’s great at maintaining balance.

  • Maya Angelou remembered at SRU for her inspirational poetry 4/4/2018

    Maya Angelou was born 90 years ago today, and despite her death nearly four years ago, she is still remembered at Slippery Rock University, both by studying her literary work in the classroom and for an appearance she made on campus in 2009. A poet, memoirist, actor and civil rights activist, Angelou was a cultural icon who recited her poems at SRU’s University Union, April 18, 2009, shortly after her 81st birthday.

  • Custer serves as guest artist at Appalachian Dance Ensemble 4/4/2018

    Teena Custer, Slippery Rock University instructor of dance, was the guest artist at the Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble, hosted by the Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance, March 21-24.

  • SRU students learn from top security experts during trip to Washington, D.C. 4/4/2018

    Students at Slippery Rock University don’t wait for knowledge to come to them, they go looking for it. While the Criminology and Security Studies Department offers pertinent classes and hosts expert speakers on campus, experiences like a faculty-led program to Washington, D.C., March 11-15, is an example of students’ desire to seek out professionals and learn from their real-world environments.

  • “PINE”-ING AWAY 4/4/2018

    Slippery Rock University bid a fond farewell this morning to an old friend when a pine tree between Old Main and North Hall – literally – fell victim to high winds. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory, in effect until 8 p.m. this evening, for Butler and surrounding counties. Sustained winds of 20-25 miles per hour are possible, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Local power companies are reporting outages in the thousands due to downed electrical lines.

  • SRU’s new academic programs have attracted 500 students and counting 4/3/2018

    One of the primary reasons why Slippery Rock University’s enrollment is at an all-time high is the addition of a variety of new, market-driven academic programs, University administrators said. Nearly six percent of SRU students are enrolled in programs that were created in the last four years.

  • Nightingale keynotes Microsoft seminar in Ireland 4/3/2018

    Jennifer Nightingale, Slippery Rock University associate professor of business, was the keynote speaker at a seminar for academic professionals hosted by Microsoft Ireland Operations in Leopardstown, near Dublin.

  • SRU to stage campus emergency drill April 19 4/2/2018

    With an ever-vigilant eye on the continuous safety of its students, faculty and staff, Slippery Rock University has scheduled a campus emergency drill that will occur between 8-10 a.m., April 19. Mark this on your calendar. The drill is an opportunity for the University and local authorities to practice protocols in case of a campus emergency. This is only a drill.

  • SRU symposium showcases student work 4/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University will present its signature student-faculty scholarly event when 170 students put their research, art exhibits and live performances on display at the annual “Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement,” 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 12 in the Smith Student Center.

  • Brungard presents poster session at library conference 4/2/2018

    Allison Brungard, the STEM and electronic access librarian at Slippery Rock University’s Bailey Library, recently presented a poster session at the Electronic Resources and Libraries annual conference in Austin, Texas.

  • SRU establishes computer purchasing policy for faculty and staff 3/30/2018

    Slippery Rock University has approved a new Computer Purchasing Policy that applies to faculty and staff to ensure that they have appropriate hardware to perform their assigned responsibilities, while also accounting for the proper use of the University’s resources.

  • DANCE TO THE MUSIC 3/30/2018

    While authentic mirror ball trophies were in short supply, the energy, enthusiasm and drive to capture the top spot on the card was palpable when the National Honor Society for Dance Arts presented "Dancing with the Stars - SRU Edition" March 29 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU students take business trip to the ‘Silicon Valley of Europe’ 3/30/2018

    Ireland may be known as the “Emerald Isle,” but for a group of students from Slippery Rock University, a March 10-16 study abroad excursion led them to discover a lesser known moniker for the European island country – the “Silicon Valley of Europe.” In fact an area of downtown Dublin is actually nicknamed “Silicon Docks.”

  • Igims named a state teacher of the year semifinalist 3/30/2018

    Julia Igims, a 1997 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in special education and elementary education, has been named a semifinalist for the 2019 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

  • New policy allows SRU students to choose first name 3/29/2018

    – Slippery Rock University has approved a new policy that allows students to choose a first name, instead of their legal name, to identify themselves on certain campus documents and systems.

  • SRU a national finalist for DOD's Employer Support Freedom Award 3/29/2018

    Slippery Rock University is one of 30 national finalists for the Department of Defense's Employer Support Freedom Award. The award, established through the DOD's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program, is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their support of employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

  • COMMENCEMENT COUNTDOWN 3/29/2018

    Before Slippery Rock University seniors can walk across the stage to pick up their diplomas, they needed to walk into the SGA Bookstore's March 29 "Graduation Celebration" in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • RAINDROPS KEPT FALLING ON THEIR HEADS 3/29/2018

    As Slippery Rock University continued to operate under a cloudy sky March 29, and the sun still missing in action, there remained a smattering of bright spots to be found on campus in the form of brightly colored and patterned umbrellas. Stay dry out there, people.

  • SRU receives state grant for programs to end sexual assault 3/28/2018

    Slippery Rock University was one of 39 post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania to receive an "It's On Us PA" grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. "It's On Us PA" is a statewide campaign to end sexual assault, building off the momentum of the national "It's On Us" movement to reframe the conversation around sexual violence and having people pledge to be part of the solution.

  • SRU announces inaugural President’s Awards for Civic Engagement 3/28/2018

    Slippery Rock University will present its inaugural President’s Awards for Civic Engagement — recognizing students, employees and community partners — at a private reception, April 9, at the President’s Residence.

  • SRU's Giving Day raises more than $54,000 3/27/2018

    Slippery Rock University's second annual Giving Day, March 26, was a resounding success. Organized by the SRU Foundation, Inc., the second annual Giving Day campaign, designed to encourage SRU alumni, friends and current faculty, staff and students to donate to the University, attracted 693 donors who contributed more than $54,000.

  • SRU to honor staff, present President’s awards April 10th 3/27/2018

    Aaron Cowan, associate professor of history, will be presented with the President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement; and Debra Pincek, executive director for academic and student affairs resources, and Brian Ringler, semi-skilled laborer for grounds and services, will be presented with the President's Award for Outstanding Service at 12:30 p.m., April 10 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom as part of Slippery Rock University's "Celebration of Excellence" month activities.

  • SGA Bookstore to host March 29 ‘Graduation Celebration’ 3/27/2018

    The SGA Bookstore will host its annual "Graduation Celebration" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 29 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU communication students pitch marketing campaigns to local clients 3/27/2018

    Real world problems require real world solutions. For a group of local entrepreneurs struggling with how to improve their businesses and drive sales, those real world solutions just might come from a group of Slippery Rock University students who haven’t stepped out into the “real world” just yet.

  • HOW SWEDE IT IS! 3/27/2018

    Carol DiSalvo Lidfeldt (second from left), a 1969 Slippery Rock University graduate and a member of the SRU Athletic Hall of Fame, spoke to SRU students who visited Sweden, March 8-16, for a program led by Linda Zane (far left), associate professor of elementary education and early childhood.

  • SRU ‘stars’ to take the dance floor March 29 3/26/2018

    While authentic mirror ball trophies may be in short supply, the energy, enthusiasm and drive to capture the top spot on the card will be palpable when the National Honor Society for Dance Arts presents “Dancing with the Stars – SRU Edition” at 7 p.m., March 29 in the Smith Student Center ballroom.

  • SRU Founders’ Day recognizes first day of classes 129 years ago 3/26/2018

    March 26 marks Founders’ Day at Slippery Rock University, a day the institution recognizes as its birthday each year. It is not a randomly selected day. It is not the day when pen met paper on a charter or even when spade met dirt for a groundbreaking. March 26, 1889, was literally the first day of classes at what was then Slippery Rock State Normal School.

  • Williams stars in premiere of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" 3/26/2018

    Malic Williams, a 2015 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in theatre, starred in the Prime Stage Theatre Company's recent production of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts in Pittsburgh.

  • “BEHRE” GOOD DAY 3/26/2018

    Slippery Rock University officially introduced William Behre, president-elect of the University, at a March 22 press conference and welcome reception.

  • ADVANCE TO GO, COLLECT $26,000 3/26/2018

    The good news is that no Slippery Rock University students had to “Go To Jail” as part of the March 23 Relay for Life fundraiser at Morrow Field House.

  • SRU trustees send new MS in Hospitality and Tourism program to BOG for approval 3/23/2018

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees voted today to advance a Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism program to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • SRU announces no increase to student food plan costs, expanded dining services 3/23/2018

    In what could be considered a rare announcement in higher education these days, Slippery Rock University officials reported today that student food contract costs for Fall 2018 would not increase and dining options would.

  • Barr directing music for ACTS production of "The Music Man" 3/23/2018

    Stephen Barr, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, is the musical director for the Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville's production of "The Music Man." The show opened last week at the Pierce Opera House in Sharpsville and the final three performances are 7:30 p.m., March 23; 7:30 p.m., March 24; and 2:30 p.m., March 25.

  • SRU trustees approve new degree program; announce no increase in student meal plan fees 3/23/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees voted today at its quarterly business meeting to advance a Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management program to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • SRU’s president’s commission stresses sustainable practices for Earth Days and beyond 3/22/2018

    The President’s Commission on Sustainability at Slippery Rock University has plans for both the month of April and the year 2037. This type of short- and long-term thinking helps the University community meet environmental challenges now and in the future.

  • Homer receives Promising Practitioner Award 3/22/2018

    Amy Homer, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in early childhood and special education, was honored with the Promising Practitioners Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education.

  • SRU creates short-term financial relief fund for students 3/21/2018

    Student success has always been a top priority for Slippery Rock University, whether it’s connecting students to academic, health or social services, or making sure students have access to what they need.

  • SRU Office of Communication and Public Affairs captures 30 national awards 3/21/2018

    One could say it’s an embarrassment of riches for Slippery Rock University’s Office of Communication and Public Affairs, or simply credit for job very well done.

  • SRU, Thangiah featured on RobotLAB website 3/21/2018

    Sam Thangiah, Slippery Rock University professor of computer science, and the SRU artificial intelligence and robotics lab were highlighted on the RobotLAB website's "Feature of Teacher" series.

  • SRU students to be recognized as ‘Rising Stars’ at April 25 ceremony 3/20/2018

    The 2017-18 Rising Star Awards, presented by AVI Fresh, Slippery Rock University’s contract food vendor, will be presented at the annual Rising Star Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m., April 25 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU students gearing up for juried art exhibition, April 2-19 3/20/2018

    Bragging rights and cash prizes will be on the line for a number of Slippery Rock University students courtesy of the April 2-19 Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • Bey exhibition on display at the Pittsburgh Glass Center 3/20/2018

    Sharif Bey, a 1998 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in art, is exhibiting his work, entitled "Sharif Bey: Dialogues in Clay and Glass," through May 6 at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

  • STATE OF THE (ALUMNI) ART 3/20/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Art Department is hosting an alumni art exhibit at the Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • SRU trustees to meet March 22-23 3/19/2018

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet March 22-23. Committee meetings will take place March 22 in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center. The Governance Committee meeting will take place at 11 a.m., March 23 in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center; and the quarterly business meeting will take place at 1 p.m., March 23 in the Smith Student Center Theatre. All meetings are open to the public.

  • SRU’s Bailey Library March 29 open house will showcase renovations 3/19/2018

    Renovations to Slippery Rock University’s Bailey Library were completed in January but now the faculty and staff who work in the facility are ready to show off their new digs with an Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 29.

  • SRU's Mohammadi selected to chair national sustainability advisory panel 3/19/2018

    Amir Mohammadi, Slippery Rock University vice president for finance, administrative affairs and advancement services, has been selected to chair the National Association of College and University Business Officers Sustainability Advisory Panel.

  • SRU partner Amizade to discuss “fair-trade learning” at spotlight breakfast March 23 3/16/2018

    Amizade, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization that makes a global impact through a practice called “fair-trade learning,” will share its service-learning model at Slippery Rock University from 8-9:30 a.m., March 23 at the Smith Student Center Theater.

  • Dr. William J. Behre named president of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 3/14/2018

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees today voted unanimously to advance the names off William Behre and Rodney Hanley to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for consideration as SRU's 17th president.

  • SRU creates President’s Commission for Veteran and Military Affairs 3/14/2018

    Slippery Rock University is already recognized as a military friendly institution, but now it has an official presidential commission charged with continuing to enhance the support SRU provides student military veterans and service members.

  • Retired director of SRU’s Macoskey Center honored by PAEE 3/13/2018

    Fran Bires may be retired from Slippery Rock University, but he has not been forgotten by the environmental education community for the impact he made during his career. Bires, the former director of SRU’s Macoskey Center for Sustainability Systems Education and Research, received the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators 2018 Keystone Award, March 12 at the PAEE’s annual conference in State College.

  • SRU’s Summer Sessions help students stay the course, get ahead 3/12/2018

    An eager daffodil or tulip popping up in late winter is often the first sign of warmer weather ahead at Slippery Rock University, but what will sprout in email inboxes March 16 is a sign for earnest learners to bring their college credits to full bloom.

  • SRU seeks to double “Giving Day” donors 3/9/2018

    Last year’s inaugural Giving Day at Slippery Rock University was, by all accounts from the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., a huge success with more than 130 donors committing nearly $24,000.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series concludes with The Young Irelanders 3/9/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s 2017-18 Performing Arts Series will conclude with a 7:30 p.m., March 25 performance by The Young Irelanders in the University Union's Multipurpose Room.

  • SRU accepts $1,500 from Enterprise for career programming 3/9/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Career Education and Development received a $1,500 contribution from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to support career programming at the University.

  • ROUNDBALL ROUNDUP 3/9/2018

    Porter John’s (green jerseys) defeated Kneeling with Kap (white jerseys) to win the Slippery Rock University Men’s Basketball Mug Championship March 8 at the Aebersold Recreation Center.

  • Eisenreich to perform at International Low Flute Festival 3/8/2018

    Cassandra Eisenreich, a Slippery Rock University instructor of music, won a spot on the professional low flute ensemble for the 2018 International Low Flute Festival, April 6-8 in Reston, Virginia.

  • SRU names new Office of Disability Services director 3/8/2018

    When Natalie Burick moved into her new job as Slippery Rock University’s director of disability services, she didn’t have to travel far. The Office of Disability Services is located in the University Union, directly across a parking lot from Watson Hall, where Burick previously served as the University’s assistant director for housing and accommodations in the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

  • Grant helps SRU faculty and staff pursue professional development opportunities abroad 3/8/2018

    Slippery Rock University provides opportunities for its students to travel abroad and develop intercultural skills, so it makes sense that the University also would encourage its faculty and professional staff to seek international experiences.

  • TALENT HUNTERS 3/8/2018

    Producers of the Netflix original series, "Mindhunter," visited Slippery Rock University March 8 to conduct open casting calls for background extras for the show's second season.

  • Virginia Tech shooting victim to share her story with SRU March 21 3/7/2018

    Former Virginia Tech University student Lisa Hamp will share her story about the harrowing events of April 16, 2007 when she speaks to the Slippery Rock University community at 7:45 p.m., March 21 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU’s faculty-led study abroad programs give students international experience 3/7/2018

    Classes won’t meet at Slippery Rock University next week due to spring break, but for the more than 200 students participating in the University’s study abroad program, it will be class as usual albeit at venues around the world stretching from Mexico City to London to Athens. Twelve faculty-led groups representing SRU will travel abroad, March 8-17.

  • “BATTER” UP! 3/7/2018

    National Pancake Day may have come and gone, but at Boozel Dining Hall, it appears the celebration just “creped” up on everyone March 7.

  • ROUNDBALL ROUNDUP 3/7/2018

    The Slippery Rock University Staff (white jerseys) defeated YRN, 73-69, to capture the CoRec Mug Championship March 6 at the Aebersold Recreation Center. The title game was part of the ARC’s Intramural Championship Week. Both teams finished the season with 5-1 records.

  • Dreimanis named HansaMatrix council member 3/7/2018

    Dagnis Dreimanis, a 1996 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in finance and economics, was elected as a council member for HansaMatrix.

  • SRU Media Hall of Fame announces 2017 candidates 3/6/2018

    The Slippery Rock University Media Hall of Fame has released the names of 14 nominees for its 2018 class of inductees.

  • SRU to showcase women during March 3/6/2018

    Women’s History Month, celebrated nationally each March, exists to highlight women’s contributions to history and contemporary society.

  • Read Across America 3/6/2018

    Chris Maxwell and De'Vijan Franklin, members of the Slippery Rock University football team, took part in the national "Read Across America" program March 5 at Slippery Rock Area Elementary School. The duo read a book by Dr. Seuss to Mrs. Campagna's second grade class.

  • REC CENTER OF CHAMPIONS 3/6/2018

    Intramural Championship Week kicked into high gear at Slippery Rock University’s Aebersold Recreation Center March 5th.

  • Equestrian club team at SRU advances to national semifinals 3/6/2018

    The Western-style equestrian club team at Slippery Rock University qualified for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Western Semifinals, March 17-18 in Reedsville, West Virginia.

  • SRU collects three awards at NBS convention 3/5/2018

    Slippery Rock University took home several honors at the National Broadcasting Society/National Electronic Media Association's national convention, Feb. 28 to March 4 in Washington, D.C.

  • PREPARING FOR OT 3/5/2018

    Slippery Rock University continues to prep learning space in advance of its doctoral degree program in occupational therapy going live in June.

  • SRU study abroad programs expand students’ worldview 3/5/2018

    There’s a world of opportunity for Slippery Rock University students to experience life outside the United States. Thanks to SRU’s study abroad programs, students can earn credits at foreign universities for a few months during the summer or for an entire semester. And the world won’t pass them by while they travel it.

  • SRU to host fourth annual Ethics Bowl April 14 3/2/2018

    In the digitized 21st century, conversations have quickly moved from being face-to-face to taking place on high-resolution screens either on a desktop or mobile device.

  • SRU awards $24,000 in scholarships to Junior Academy of Science regional meeting winners 3/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University presented $12,000 scholarships to a pair of students from Freeport Area High School as part of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science’s 61st Annual Region IX meeting Feb. 24 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Group sessions becoming integral part of SRU’s Student Counseling Center 3/2/2018

    According to national research, one in five college students has anxiety or depression, but more and more students are getting help by accessing their schools’ counseling centers at rates five to six times greater than average enrollment increases.

  • Wujcik named aquatics and safety coordinator at SLU 3/2/2018

    Emily Wujcik, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate, was recently hired as the aquatics and safety coordinator in the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness at Saint Louis University.

  • SRU selected as one of two schools nationally to partner with Active Schools to address childhood wellness education 3/1/2018

    Slippery Rock University is again in the forefront of improving childhood wellness education. The University was one of only two institutions nationally selected to partner with Active Schools, a national collaborative promoting physical activity for schoolchildren and the prevention of childhood obesity.

  • SRU Theatre brings “Heathers” from silver screen to the stage 3/1/2018

    By her senior year, Veronica Sawyer is exhausted from the bullying that consumes her high school. The tormenting is ruthless, and the school has succumbed to a brutal social hierarchy that is enforced by the oppressors. All she wants is to rise above the drama.

  • Moore stars in PPTCO's "In the Heat of the Night" 3/1/2018

    Kevin Moore, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in theatre, is starring in Pittsburgh Playwright Theatre Company's production of "In the Heat of the Night" through March 11 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre.

  • Netflix's "Mindhunter" conducting SRU casting call 3/1/2018

    Attention aspiring actors and actresses. Producers of the Netflix original series, "Mindhunter," will visit Slippery Rock University March 2 and 8 to promote and then conduct open casting calls for background extras for the show's second season.

  • Wittenberg exhibits soft sculptures at Rumpus art show 2/28/2018

    Beth Wittenberg, a Slippery Rock University graduate, is exhibiting her soft sculpture creations, known as "whimzees," at the Rumpus 2018 egalitarian art show in Biddeford, Maine, through April 5.

  • SRU’s sport management program awarded reaccreditation 2/27/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Sport Management Program was the first degree program of its kind in the country to be accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation in 2010, so it was fitting that SRU was the first university to achieve reaccreditation by COSMA.

  • Cross named director of special education at Trinity 2/27/2018

    Kenneth Cross, a 2008 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in special education, was recently hired as the director of special education in the Trinity Area School District in Washington.

  • THEY’LL BE THE JUDGE OF THAT 2/27/2018

    A group of more than 60 sixth-grade student from Evans City Middle School visited Slippery Rock University Feb. 27 to take part in an adjudication performance in conjunction with junior music education majors in the Instrumental Methods class.

  • Academic Honors and Student Leadership Convocation kicks off SRU’s “Celebration of Excellence” activities 2/26/2018

    Slippery Rock University will honor thousands of students, and present the winners of the President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding 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., April 7 in Morrow Field House.

  • Jazz Master David Liebman to lead SRU Saxophone Workshop 2/26/2018

    World-renowned saxophonist David Liebman is coming to Slippery Rock University and he’s bringing the David Liebman Big Band with him.

  • Hertel named interim president of MACAA 2/26/2018

    Heather Hertel, Slippery Rock University associate professor of art, was recently elected as interim president for Mid-America College Art Association, a national art non-profit organization serving both academic and non-academic artists and groups throughout the U.S.

  • Lloyd honored by Continental Who’s Who for publishing 2/26/2018

    Linda Hanna Lloyd, a 1964 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in physical education, was recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional Member.

  • SRU’s Friendship Families program helps international students feel at home 2/23/2018

    For college students who are feeling homesick, sometimes the best remedy is visiting their family and enjoying a home-cooked meal. For international students at Slippery Rock University, traveling back home to their families is not an option, but a program at SRU is doing the next best thing: matching them with a local family to give them a sense of being at home.

  • Governor appoints new SRU student trustee 2/23/2018

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has appointed Jairus Moore, a Slippery Rock University senior from Rochester, to a seat on the SRU council of trustees.

  • SRU receives ASIANetwork grant for sustainability study in China 2/22/2018

    Two Slippery Rock University professors received a $29,010 grant from ASIANetwork to conduct a sustainability study that will benchmark outcomes from rapid modernization initiatives in China by accounting for economic, environmental and social influences.

  • “X” MARKS THE END IT MOVEMENT 2/22/2018

    Students from the Slippery Rock University Department of Communication gathered Feb. 22 to recognize the End It Movement’s annual Shine a Light on Slavery Day.

  • POPPING INTO THE KITCHEN 2/22/2018

    AVI Fresh, Slippery Rock University’s contracted food provider, hosted its first “Pop-Up Kitchen” event Feb. 22, at Boozel Dining Hall.

  • SRU alumni making a splash in aquatics professions 2/22/2018

    “Who did you lose?” That was the question people asked Bob Ogoreuc when he attended his first National Drowning Prevention Alliance conference.

  • SRU to host CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou Feb. 28 2/21/2018

    Former CIA officer John Kiriakou blew the whistle on the United States intelligence community’s use of waterboarding to collect information. Now, he is sharing his message and insider stories with Slippery Rock University at 7 p.m., Feb. 28 in Swope Music Hall.

  • SRU theatre major a national finalist in acting competition 2/21/2018

    Tajionna Anderson-Clinton transitioned from Slippery Rock University criminology major to a theatre major — complete with a talent agent — in about four years.

  • Poindexter named project manager for Pitt study 2/21/2018

    Marcus Poindexter, a 2007 Slippery Rock University graduate, is the new project manager for the Partners for Healthy Community, a patient-centered outcomes research institute study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh's School of Health and Rehabilitation Science in collaboration with the Homewood YMCA.

  • SRU first institution in state approved to offer creative movement endorsement 2/20/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been approved as the first institution in the state to offer the Endorsement for Movement from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. SRU will now offer a 12-credit hour program, through the Department of Dance, that will lead to students obtaining the Creative Movement Endorsement credential.

  • SRU receives grant to support students with autism 2/20/2018

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Disability Services received a $5,000 grant from Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to pilot to a program to support SRU students on the autism spectrum.

  • LET THE (ACADEMIC) GAMES BEGIN 2/20/2018

    Hundreds of area elementary, middle and high school students filled Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center Ballroom Feb. 20 to take part in the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Academic Games.

  • SRU spring enrollment continues upward trajectory 2/20/2018

    The U.S. stock market may have taken a dip of late, but at Slippery Rock University the numbers modestly continue to climb.

  • SRU’s UPB welcomes Steve-O March 2 2/19/2018

    Stephen Glover, better known by his stage name “Steve-O,” is a unique man. Born in London, he has lived in five countries, speaks three languages, holds citizenship in a trio of countries, is a New York Times-best-selling author and graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College. Oh, and he’s a “Jackass.”

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR: A “DOG”-GONE GOOD TIME 2/19/2018

    Slippery Rock University's Feb. 17 Chinese New Year Celebration included a luncheon, interactive children's games, traditional performances and songs, and a Chinese calligraphy demonstration.

  • Schmidt leading Winter Tracks program in Idaho 2/19/2018

    Nancy Schmidt, a 1981 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in recreation, is leading the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness's 2018 Winter Tracks outdoor education program, a field trip experience for students from schools in Montana, Idaho and Washington.

  • SRU contingent presents at EERA Conference 2/16/2018

    Five people from Slippery Rock University presented at the Eastern Education Research Association Conference, Feb. 7-10 in Clearwater, Florida.

  • Graff named director for EHCA 2/15/2018

    Lisa Graff, a 1989 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in communication, was named director of education, retention and engagement for Erie Homes for Children and Adults Inc., an Erie-based agency that specializes in providing advanced medical care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout northwestern Pennsylvania.

  • SRU gets the ball rolling for area bocce teams 2/15/2018

    Simply cheering for his brother’s bocce team last year didn’t satisfy Mike Humes. So, the Slippery Rock University senior health and physical education major from Prospect decided to take things a little further this year, volunteering his time as a coach.

  • SRU’s Feb. 17 Chinese New Year celebration offers food, fun 2/15/2018

    Slippery Rock University will join millions across the globe in celebration of the Chinese New Year 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 17 for an event at the Slippery Rock Township Municipal Building.

  • Katchmarchi named NDPA executive director 2/14/2018

    Adam Katchmarchi, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, was named executive director of National Drowning Prevention Alliance, a non-profit organization created to provide the public with drowning prevention and water safety education and programs.

  • Born 200 years ago, Frederick Douglass lives on through collaborative at SRU 2/14/2018

    Frederick Douglass was born into slavery 200 years ago, but the leader of the abolitionist movement is remembered today in many ways.

  • “TO THE BAT HOUSE!” 2/14/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s infamous “bat house” was relocated from its original campus location near the Ski Lodge to the Macoskey Center Feb. 14.

  • Wilson hired as AD at Montana Western 2/13/2018

    Bill Wilson, a 1991 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in physical education, was hired as the athletic director and development officer at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana.

  • SRU to pilot computer programming workshops for local schools 2/13/2018

    There is a computer skills gap in public schools and Slippery Rock University is committed to doing something about it – and making it fun for students in the process.

  • SRU to host Junior Academy of Science regional meeting 2/12/2018

    More than 530 aspiring junior and senior high school scientists will compete for nearly $25,000 in Slippery Rock University scholarships when the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science stages its 61st Annual Region IX meeting Feb. 24 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. It is the 21st consecutive year the event has been staged at SRU.

  • SRU finds to new way to “Accommodate” student success 2/12/2018

    Finding new ways to engage and support student success is a priority at Slippery Rock University. This is especially true for the nearly 650 students who are register with the University’s Office of Disability Services.

  • “FOR THE KIDS” 2/12/2018

    More than 30 teams comprised of Slippery Rock University students stayed "Up 'til 2" Feb. 10 at the ARC to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event surpassed its goal of raising $20,000 for Memphis, Tennessee-based St. Jude, which annually treats more than 7,500 children suffering from childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

  • Krass earns HCSS Intern of the Year award 2/12/2018

    Keith Krass, a 2017 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in safety management, was named Intern of the Year by the Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, receiving the grand prize of a $10,000 scholarship.

  • SRU employees will see a little more “green” Feb. 16 2/9/2018

    Slippery Rock University faculty, staff and student employees will see a little more green when they receive their Feb. 16 paychecks, courtesy of the new federal tax law passed in December.

  • SRU’s civic engagement breakfast to spotlight recreational therapy service-learning programs 2/9/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Community-Engaged Learning is hosting its fourth “Spotlight on Civic Engagement” presentation as part of its ongoing breakfast series to share the many ways the University is engaging in service-learning.

  • SRU’s Winkler part of Grammy-winning PSO performance 2/8/2018

    If his being a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the last 10 years has been a “life changing” experience for Chad Winkler, it’s almost hard to imagine how he feels now that he’s a Grammy winner.

  • Zeronas selected to fill vacant SR Borough council seat 2/8/2018

    Denton Zeronas, a Slippery Rock University senior secondary education-social studies major from New Castle, was recently appointed to the Slippery Rock Borough council, becoming the first person to serve on the council while enrolled as a full-time student at SRU.

  • “SNOW, MAN” 2/8/2018

    Slippery Rock University students took advantage of Mother Nature's "gift" – and by gift, we mean plenty of fluffy white stuff that forced the closure of the campus – to western Pennsylvania Feb. 7 to get in some snowboarding and sledding on the hill adjacent to the Ski Lodge. From all reports, the day’s activities were face-plant free.

  • SRU students “learn to serve” during Bolivia trip 2/8/2018

    A new model for global service-learning at Slippery Rock University is being built brick by brick, much the like the Caramarca Otavi Community School that is being constructed in Bolivia.

  • SNOW DAY 2/7/2018

    With snow showers blanketing much of western Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University called it a day early this morning and closed the campus due to inclement weather.

  • SRU students adapt on the fly for trip to Saint Lucia 2/7/2018

    In more ways than one, a group of Slippery Rock University students traveling abroad had to quickly adapt for their Jan. 5-16 faculty-led alternative winter break program. Within weeks of their planned departure to serve at an African orphanage, the four students had a change of course, and instead found themselves assisting professionals and school children on a Caribbean island.

  • SRU establishes anti-hazing task force 2/6/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Transformational Experiences has developed an anti-hazing task force in an attempt to be proactive in educating the campus community. The task force was established in response to the recent rash of incidents at college campuses across the country.

  • Cole elected vice chair of Butler County Chamber of Commerce 2/6/2018

    Christopher Cole, Slippery Rock University's director of conference services, was recently elected vice chair of the Butlery County Chamber of Commerce. Cole, who will serve a three-year term, is beginning his fifth year on the board.

  • STATE OF THE ART (DEPARTMENT) 2/6/2018

    The 2018 Art Department Faculty Exhibition kicked off Feb. 5 with an opening reception at the Martha Gault Art Gallery inside Maltby Center.

  • Jachimowski receives ACJS junior faculty teaching award 2/5/2018

    Kayla Jachimowski, an instructor in Slippery Rock University Department of Criminology and Security Studies, was awarded the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

  • SRU students travel from ridges to the reef during Belize trip 2/5/2018

    College students are accustomed to getting their food, medicine and makeup at the store, but for a group of students from Slippery Rock University, they learned there’s another place to go, albeit not nearly as convenient: the jungle.

  • SRU students serving as animal allies through humane society project 2/5/2018

    What began as a Slippery Rock University student’s idea to write holiday greeting cards on behalf of animals has turned into a service-learning program called Shelter Sidekicks.

  • SRU alumnus earns arts grant to create spoken-word album 2/2/2018

    Since graduating from Slippery Rock University, Corey Carrington could be identified many ways.

  • SRU named a top public college for scholarship funding 2/2/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized as one of the top public colleges for scholarship funding by the Student Loan Report, an online resource that "aims to cover all student loan news around the world."

  • SRU sees uptick in number of influenza cases 2/2/2018

    One of the worst influenza seasons in years is sweeping the country according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Count Slippery Rock University students among the many now under attack from the flu virus.

  • SRU’s Barr premiering composition with the Butler County Symphony 2/2/2018

    Stephen Barr, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, will premiere his composition, "Penumbra," at the Butler County Symphony Orchestra's concert, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3, at the Butler Intermediate High School auditorium.

  • Lutz added to Jackson High School's Wall of Fame 2/1/2018

    Slippery Rock University head football coach Shawn Lutz was recently inducted into the Jackson High School Alumni Association's Wall of Fame.

  • SRU offers e-portfolio platform to College of Business students 2/1/2018

    Show and tell is not just an activity reserved for elementary school children; college students also need to display their work to potential employers and explain why they should be hired. And while the show part can sometimes be a challenge, students in Slippery Rock University’s College of Business have the opportunity to access Portfolium, an e-portfolio platform that will help them exhibit their projects and skills on an online network.

  • NIGHT IN WHITE COTTON 2/1/2018

    While the forecast for Jan. 31 called for partly sunny skies and 41 degrees, inside Slippery Rock University's Morrow Field House, "White Out" conditions were the order of the day.

  • SRU students staying ‘Up ‘til 2’ to support St. Jude 2/1/2018

    Nighttime is when most Slippery Rock University students are finally able to rest and relax after a long day of classes, club meetings, practices or projects.

  • SRU's student media convergence efforts profiled in MediaShift 1/31/2018

    Two Slippery Rock University communication professors were recently published on MediaShift, a website that offers insight and analysis about the media and technology industries.

  • SRU student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester 1/31/2018

    Tyler McCarthy, a Slippery Rock University senior with a major in political science from Wexford, is working for the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • SRU dancers ready for Feb. 3 winter concert 1/30/2018

    More than 50 Slippery Rock University dance students will showcase self-choreographed works at the SRU Dance Theatre winter concert, "Dance the Movement," at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Feb. 3 at Butler County Community College’s Succop Theatre.

  • SRU contingent participates in Dalcroze conference 1/30/2018

    Three representatives from Slippery Rock University participated in the Dalcroze Society of America's 2018 National Conference, in Carson, California.

  • From The Rolling Stones to Slippery Rock: acclaimed trombonist to visit SRU 1/29/2018

    Four days after performing at the 2018 Grammy Awards, Michael Davis will be at Slippery Rock University to work with jazz students.

  • Smith elected to Butler City Council 1/29/2018

    Jeffrey Smith, Slippery Rock University trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee, was recently elected to the Butler City Council.

  • Boliver and Dombrosky earn RCRA Awards 1/26/2018

    Two Slippery Rock University hospitality, event management and tourism professors were honored by the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association at the organization's annual conference.

  • SRU’s Rock Life program to offer a Living-Learning Community this fall 1/26/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s Rock Life program, which provides students with intellectual or developmental disabilities a path to competitive employment and lifelong wellness, will expand in fall 2018 to allow students to participate in a Living-Learning Community.

  • SRU plans Black History Month celebration 1/25/2018

    Black American history as a social movement is something that is deeply rooted at Slippery Rock University, with the University first recognizing Black History Week in 1970 before it became a month-long celebration in 1983. This year, the SRU Office of Inclusive Excellence is organizing the February 2018 celebration around the theme, “Empowered From Our Roots.”

  • Mason honored as an "Outstanding Teacher" 1/25/2018

    Elizabeth Mason, a Slippery Rock University doctoral student in special education from Etters, has been honored as an "Outstanding Teacher" by the Shippensburg University School Study Council.

  • SRU grounds crew defends the campus from winter’s wrath 1/25/2018

    During winter, Edward Grossman’s sleep schedule is that of an expectant father. As the grounds staff supervisor at Slippery Rock University, Grossman is the person who makes the first call in the middle of the night to begin the unenviable task of removing ice and snow in order to keep students, faculty and staff safe and the University running smoothly.

  • SRU food partner, AVI Fresh, implements expanded dining options and hours 1/24/2018

    When Slippery Rock University students talk, AVI Fresh, the University’s contracted food provider, listens. And, more importantly responds.

  • Ah, flu…SRU offers influenza coping tips 1/24/2018

    Students are returning to Slippery Rock University for the start of a new semester but they’ll arrive on campus in the midst of influenza season.

  • SRU invites fans to “White Out” IUP Jan. 31 1/24/2018

    The extended forecast for Jan. 31 calls for partly sunny skies and 31 degrees. Despite the pleasant outlook, inside Slippery Rock University’s Morrow Field House, organizers hope it’ll be “White Out” conditions.

  • SRU students present at Westminster Student Symposium 1/24/2018

    Ten Slippery Rock University students recently presented research at the Westminster College Student Symposium on the Environment. Seventy-five students from 11 institutions presented at the event.

  • Gorham named Caddis regional director 1/23/2018

    Christine Gorham, a 1988 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in finance, was recently appointed a regional director for Caddis, a national health care real estate firm headquartered in Dallas.

  • Weather delays and class cancellations are “snow” problem at SRU 1/23/2018

    Severe winter weather can affect your daily routine, especially when it can cause the delay or cancellation of classes, work and events. Even though the weather can be unpredictable, there are procedures and resources in place at Slippery Rock University to keep the campus community in the know and to maintain the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

  • “CHECK OUT” THE RENOVATED BAILEY LIBRARY 1/23/2018

    With the completion of renovations to Bailey Library, the building’s main entrance has now reopened.

  • SRU professors published in physical and health education journal 1/22/2018

    Four Slippery Rock University physical and health education professors have co-authored an article that was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.

  • SPRING (SEMESTER) HAS SPRUNG 1/22/2018

    The cold grasp of winter can signal only one thing at Slippery Rock University – the start of the spring semester. With classes underway once again, students were welcomed by faculty and staff eager to see their smile after a long winter break.

  • SRU students are making better decisions with drug and alcohol use 1/22/2018

    College students and young adults are often portrayed through popular culture as a demographic that frequently uses drugs and alcohol without many of the risks or negative consequences.

  • SRU’s master degree in data analytics earns top five national ranking 1/17/2018

    Slippery Rock University's master's degree in data analytics has been ranked among the nation's top five most affordable degree programs by onlinecoursereport.com.

  • SRU’s presents Legacy Motown Review Feb. 2 1/12/2018

    Slippery Rock University Performing Art Series patrons will be treated to the legendary Motown sounds of the 50s, 60s and beyond when The Legacy Motown Revue rolls into The Rock for a Feb. 2 performance.

  • SRU names interim vice president for advancement 1/12/2018

    Slippery Rock University Interim President Philip Way today announced that Amir Mohammadi, SRU vice president for finance, administration and advancement services would assume additional duties as the interim vice president for advancement.

  • SRU earns global recognition as an environmentally friendly institution 1/11/2018

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked among the world’s most environmentally friendly colleges and universities by the University of Indonesia’s GreenMetric World University Rankings. SRU was ranked 20th in the United States and 142nd in the world.

  • SRU online degree programs ranked among nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report 1/9/2018

    Slippery Rock University’s online bachelor degree programs and online graduate programs in criminal justice and education have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • SRU workshop develops leaders based on their strengths 1/8/2018

    A recent leadership workshop for Slippery Rock University employees began with attendees signing their name five times with their dominant hand and five times with their nondominant hand.

  • SRU’s Institutional Review Board sees broad impact of research 1/5/2018

    Student-faculty research is at the heart of engaged learning at Slippery Rock University, providing transformational experiences for both parties through high-impact practices.

  • SRU wins six national digital marketing awards 1/4/2018

    Slippery Rock University has won six national Educational Digital Marketing Awards. The EDMAs recognize the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media.

  • Online nursing graduate makes her first visit to SRU for her ‘proud moment’ 1/3/2018

    Andrea Evans knows she could have just received her degree in the mail, but because she earned it – and earned it all online – she wanted to drive across Pennsylvania to Slippery Rock University, a place she’s never visited, to participate in the Dec. 16 Winter Commencement Ceremony at Morrow Field House.

  • CAP-TIVATING 1/3/2018

    Slippery Rock University's 2017 Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at Morrow Field House provided a time for reflection as well as expression.

  • SRU group to practice fair-trade learning during service trip to Bolivia 1/2/2018

    While it may seem like a group of Slippery Rock University travelers departing Jan. 3 for Bolivia are taking part in an episode of “The Amazing Race” – knowing only at their point of departure that they are venturing to South America – the lack of a detailed itinerary has done little to discourage their sense of adventure.

  • SRU service-learning program is a dream come true for nursing home residents 12/20/2017

    A Vietnam War veteran finds healing by befriending a Vietnamese student. An eccentric woman discovers joy from her conversations about seeing her favorite professional wrestler.

  • SRU acquires high performance computer cluster 12/18/2017

    Slippery Rock University has obtained its first high performance computer cluster that will allow students across the University’s scientific departments to conduct advanced computational research.

  • WINTER COMMENCEMENT 2017 12/16/2017

    There may have been snow flurries, temperatures hovering around the freezing mark and gray skies, but the mood inside Slippery Rock University's Morrow Field House was warm and bright as friends, families and graduating seniors came together for SRU's Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 16.

  • Leight awarded Ethel G. Encke Award by PSAHPERD 12/15/2017

    Joanne Leight, a Slippery Rock University professor of physical and health education, has been awarded the 2017 Ethel G. Encke Award by the Pennsylvania State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • SRU enhances support for students pursuing distinguished scholarships 12/15/2017

    More people are getting involved with Slippery Rock University’s Distinguished Scholarships and Fellowships program, and that could mean more money in the pockets of SRU students.

  • SRU graduating twins look to give entrepreneurship the ‘business’ 12/15/2017

    Friends, teammates, business partners, roommates, brothers and twins. Those are a few of the many terms one could use to describe Elisha and Elijah Hill. The newest, and one that will come courtesy of Slippery Rock University's Dec. 16 commencement ceremony, is that of MBA's.

  • Happy Holidays from SRU 12/14/2017

    Happy holidays and a happy New Year from Slippery Rock University. We hope you enjoy the 2017 SRU Holiday Video Card.

  • SRU Army ROTC cadet to become an officer at fall commissioning ceremony 12/14/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC program will commission one graduate at its 5 p.m., Dec. 15 Fall 2017 Commissioning Ceremony at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • Carr named president of New York SAA 12/14/2017

    Joyce Carr, a 1989 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in special education, has been named president of the School Administrators Association of New York State.

  • ‘The Graduate’ still shows up in SRU classrooms 50 years after its release 12/13/2017

    Fifty years ago, when "The Graduate" burst onto the scene and screen, it marked a distinct departure from the conforming, classical films churned out by Hollywood.

  • SRU’s online math degree earns national ranking 12/13/2017

    Slippery Rock University's online Master of Science in Data Analytics degree has been ranked among the top 28 online math programs for 2017 by Accreditedschoolssonline.org.

  • SRU’s Martin named National Player of the Year; Rock lands two on All-America team 12/13/2017

    Slippery Rock University senior defensive end Marcus Martin has been named the 2017 NCAA Division II Ron Lenz National Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-American by the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association.

  • FINAL(S) HURRAH 12/13/2017

    Students – whether clustered in groups or flying solo – are scattered across every nook and cranny of Slippery Rock University this week as the annual end of semester rite of passage known as final exams week has descended upon the campus.

  • Winters presents paper at metaphysics conference 12/13/2017

    Andrew Winters, a Slippery Rock University instructor of philosophy, presented his paper, "Emergence as Irreversible Phase States: A Process Account of Embryology," at the 2017 Nordic Network in Metaphysics Conference in Finland.

  • AND “SNOW” IT BEGINS … 12/12/2017

    Slippery Rock University received its first dose of winter weather Dec. 12 as a blanket of snow began covering the campus during the early morning hours.

  • ARTFUL ALLIANCE 12/12/2017

    A new art exhibition featuring the joint efforts of students from Slippery Rock University's upper-level printmaking and botany classes in on display through Dec. 15 in the Slippery Rock Student Government Association Art Gallery, located inside Room 204 of the University Union.

  • NAMASTE 12/12/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Department of Physical and Health Education was all about stress reduction and management Dec. 11 as it sponsored an exam week gloga – yoga done in the dark with glow sticks – session in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. According to sources, participants found the session very “enlightening.”

  • BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON 12/12/2017

    The feeding frenzied tradition known as "Moonlight Breakfast" kicked off Final Exam Week at Slippery Rock University as students filled Boozel Dining Hall Dec. 11.

  • Lawrence named North Carolina Outstanding Educator 12/12/2017

    Erin Lawrence, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in education, has received the 2017 Outstanding Educator Award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center.

  • Murray co-authors "Food and Fitness After 50" 12/11/2017

    Bob Murray, a 1971 and 1974 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in education and a masters of science in physical and health education, has published "Food and Fitness After 50: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well," a book he coauthored with Christine Rosenbloom.

  • SRU academic departments join forces for art exhibition 12/8/2017

    A new art exhibition featuring the joint efforts of students from Slippery Rock University’s upper-level printmaking and botany classes will be on display beginning Dec. 11 in the Slippery Rock Student Government Association Art Gallery, located inside Room 204 of the University Union.

  • SRU trustees round out Presidential Search Committee; recognize departing student trustee 12/8/2017

    The final piece of Slippery Rock University’s Presidential Search Committee was put into place today when the University’s council of trustees voted to name Janet Sargert as the final member.

  • Dubuc named MAC director of institutional services 12/8/2017

    Renee Dubuc, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sport management, has been named the director of institutional services for the Mid-American Conference.

  • SRU engineering professor’s demonstrations are working like magic 12/7/2017

    The new director of Slippery Rock University’s engineering program doesn’t claim to be a magician. Actually, he would be a horrible magician because he reveals the secrets behind his tricks. However, Xinchao “Steven” Wei, professor of physics and engineering, has a magic touch when it comes to getting students interested in science and engineering.

  • FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND CULTURE 12/7/2017

    The Black Action Society hosted a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 6 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • ‘TIS THE SEASON … OF GIVING 12/7/2017

    SRU's University Program Board staged its annual "Seasons of Giving" event Dec. 7 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Exercise Science majors win fitness challenge 12/7/2017

    A quartet of Slippery Rock University exercise science majors won the Fitness Challenge Competition at the American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Conference.

  • SRU to cover funding gap from PHEAA State Grant reductions 12/6/2017

    Slippery Rock University is covering the cost that its students would have to pay because of cutbacks in a state-funded grant program.

  • Brunner presents at regional conference 12/6/2017

    Amy Brunner, a 2017 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in history, presented her poster, "Written in The Rock: Engaging Student Organizations at Slippery Rock University," at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference's fall meeting in Buffalo, New York.

  • SRU math major flips over pancake problem 12/5/2017

    Imagine yourself standing in front of a hot griddle, the scent of pancakes wafting into the air. Now picture those pancakes stamped with a smiley face on one side and a frowny face on the other.

  • SRU’s online master’s degrees in elementary education ranked nationally 12/5/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked fifth in TheBestColleges.org’s “Top 25 Online Master’s in Elementary Education for 2018.”

  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival receives Project Steam Grant 12/5/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival has received a $1,650 Project Steam Grant.

  • STATE OF THE ART 12/5/2017

    The works of three Slippery Rock University art majors is being showcased through Dec. 8 as part of a senior capstone exhibition at the Martha Gault Art Gallery. Staging a capstone exhibition is a requirement for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

  • SRU readies for Dec. 16 winter commencement ceremony 12/4/2017

    While it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go, it's a safe bet that it's going to look a lot more like a graduation ceremony inside Slippery Rock University's Morrow Fieldhouse at 11 a.m., Dec. 17.

  • SRU Trustees to meet Dec. 7-8 12/4/2017

    - Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Dec. 7-8. Committee meetings will take place Dec. 7 and 8 in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center. The quarterly business meeting will take place at 1 p.m., Dec. 8 in Room 321 of the Smith Student Center.

  • Honors students present at national conference 12/4/2017

    Eight Slippery Rock University Honors students presented research findings at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Atlanta. Presenters explored justice as an academic focus as well as the role honors can serve in addressing issues of access, equity and technology in education.

  • SRU students take center stage as ‘Rock Star’ mentors for area children 12/1/2017

    Jenson, like many elementary school children, dreads doing his homework. That’s beginning to change now that the fourth-grader spends time with a mentor at Slippery Rock University as part of a service-learning program called Rock Star Neighbors.

  • EDUCATING AND CELEBRATING 12/1/2017

    The Slippery Rock University HOPE (Healthy Outreach Through Peer Education) Peer Educators celebrated the progress and achievements in the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS in conjunction with World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU app will allow students to “GET” food more quickly 12/1/2017

    You’ve got classes stacked four or five deep. In between, you’ve got to find time to stop by the Student Health Center for your flu shot; get your laundry done; and discuss the finer points of proper bathroom etiquette with your roommates.

  • McKinney's safety video garners BCSP honorable mention 12/1/2017

    Gina McKinney, a sophomore safety management major from Prospect, received an honorable mention in a video competition hosted by The Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

  • SRU Dance Theatre to present original student works Dec. 9-10 11/30/2017

    The inspirations that will give way to the dances performed at Slippery Rock University’s Dance Theatre Fall Concert are as varied as the dancers themselves, ranging from a group performing a 4,000-year-old Indian dance classical style, to a solo performance with a title borrowed from a Google workplace policy.

  • SRU receives $272,000 grant to launch Troops to Teachers program 11/30/2017

    Slippery Rock University has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to prepare military veterans for teaching jobs in school districts and subjects that are in need of certified teachers.

  • SRU's Mistretta presents at education conference 11/30/2017

    Molly Mistretta, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of counseling and development, attended and presented at the 20th Annual Fall for Education Conference at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Nov. 4-5.

  • SRU Theatre opens “Frost/Nixon” Dec. 1 11/29/2017

    It was dubbed the political crime of the century when five men broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee inside the Watergate hotel and office complex in Washington, D.C. in the summer of ’72.

  • SRU’s Martin wins Upshaw award with record vote 11/29/2017

    Slippery Rock University defensive lineman Marcus Martin has been named the 2017 Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year award winner with a record vote, it was announced by the Manheim Touchdown Club.

  • ICE CREAM AND CANVAS 11/29/2017

    Dozens of Slippery Rock University students took part in a Nov. 29 “Paint & Splits” event in the Smith Student Center Theatre.

  • SRU professor finds laughter really is the best medicine 11/29/2017

    Practicing yoga has mental and physical benefits, but a recent health and wellness workshop at Slippery Rock University had a similar response from participants who instead practiced Yogi, as in the cartoon bear fond of stealing “pic-a-nic” baskets.

  • Leight earns NFF honors for representing student-athletes 11/29/2017

    Joanna Leight, a Slippery Rock University professor of physical and health education, has been named a 2017 Faculty Athletic Representative Honoree by the National Football Foundation.

  • SRU BFA majors display capstone works as part of senior exhibitions 11/28/2017

    The works of five Slippery Rock University art majors will be showcased during two senior capstone exhibitions at the Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • SRU students give University high marks 11/28/2017

    Slippery Rock University students continue to rate their overall experience at the University higher than do students attending peer institutions, according to the latest report from the National Survey of Student Engagement.

  • THAT SURE IS SOME ‘FINE ART’ 11/28/2017

    The works of two Slippery Rock University art majors is being showcased through Dec. 1 as part of a senior capstone exhibition at the Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • SRU ROTC cadets to take part in Army CULP program 11/28/2017

    A group of Slippery Rock University Army ROTC cadets have been selected for participation in the U.S. Army Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program.

  • SRU’s civic engagement breakfast to highlight students becoming ‘real historians’ 11/27/2017

    The title of the next “Spotlight on Civic Engagement” hosted by Slippery Rock University’s Office of Community-Engaged Learning comes from a reflection written by an SRU student who participated in a service-learning project.

  • SRU training 10 peer coaches for emotional wellness program 11/27/2017

    Ten Slippery Rock University students are learning how to become peer coaches as part of the University’s recently launched emotional wellness program.

  • Baker to be honored at professional conference 11/27/2017

    Eliott Baker, retired Slippery Rock University director of academic records, summer school and graduate studies, will be awarded honorary membership in the Middle States Association of Registrars and Officers of Admission during the organization's annual conference, Nov. 27-29 in Atlantic City.

  • SRU's University Program Board hosts Dec. 7 'Seasons of Giving' 11/22/2017

    While it's beginning to look a lot like finals week at Slippery Rock University, for Mallory Milberger, making special holiday memories and supporting worthy causes are just as important as acing her exams.

  • Meztli elected to Slippery Rock borough council 11/22/2017

    Itzi Meztli, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of English, was recently elected to a four-year term on the Slippery Rock borough council.

  • SRU earns a Top 10 in-state 'best online college' ranking 11/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized as a one of the Top 25 best online colleges in Pennsylvania by thebestcolleges.org.

  • SRU’s master degree in data analytics earns national ranking 11/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University's master's degree in data analytics has been ranked among the nation's Top 50 "best online big data" degree programs by valuecolleges.com.

  • SHOW ME THE MUNCHIES 11/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University played host to the 2017 AVI Food Show Nov. 21 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Rock football mourns the loss of Brian Shaw 11/21/2017

    Slippery Rock University, its football team, athletic department and criminal justice program are mourning the loss of 2015 Slippery Rock alumnus and former football player Brian Shaw, who was killed last Friday night in the line of duty while serving as a police officer in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

  • SRU graduate student Jondavid Longo elected mayor of Slippery Rock 11/21/2017

    Jondavid Longo, a Slippery Rock University graduate student in secondary education from Slippery Rock, was recently elected mayor of Slippery Rock. Longo, 27, will be the youngest mayor in the borough's history when he takes office in 2018 for a four-year term.

  • SRU seats 12 of 13 Presidential Search Committee representatives 11/20/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees today took another step forward in the process of selecting a new president for the University

  • Student business team places third in BoH competition 11/20/2017

    A team of Slippery Rock University students placed third at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering's Business of Humanity contest, earning a cash prize of $2,000.

  • SRU alumna Melanie Cole wins prestigious Milken Educator Award 11/17/2017

    The prize money for the Milken Educator Award, considered the Oscar for teaching, was revealed at an impromptu school assembly at Slippery Rock Area High School last month.

  • GAB(BY) FEST 11/17/2017

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas came to Slippery Rock University Nov. 16 for a moderated conversation.

  • Rider named a Nightingale Award scholarship recipient 11/17/2017

    Julia Rider, a Slippery Rock University senior nursing major from Hanover, was named a 2017 Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania scholarship recipient at the 28th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala.

  • SRU trustees to meet Nov. 20 11/16/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will conduct a special meeting at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 20 in Room 320, Smith Student Center.

  • SRU's Thangiah receives Talk Magazine "Minority Achiever" award 11/16/2017

    Sam Thangiah, professor of computer science at Slippery Rock University, was honored at the 2017 Talk Magazine Minority Achievers Award Reception, Nov. 10, in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU student group to send University-themed packages to military personnel 11/16/2017

    Each year, the Military Support Group, a student organization at SRU, decorates packages, writes letters and collects items that it sends to SRU alumni who are serving in the armed forces.

  • Cooklin presents paper at international conference 11/16/2017

    Katherine Cooklin, a Slippery Rock University professor of philosophy, presented a paper entitled, "Kristeva on Abjection, Foreignness and Fascism," at the 2017 International Kristeva Circle Conference at the University of Pittsburgh.

  • SRU faculty-led programs give students a taste of study abroad 11/15/2017

    Faculty-led study abroad programs offer students at Slippery Rock University the opportunity to whet their appetite for enhanced academic pursuits and international travel, without committing an entire semester or year in another country.

  • BRICK BY BRICK 11/15/2017

    Demolition and reconstruction continues at Slippery Rock University's Strain Safety Building. Improvements and updates will include: new air conditioning, windows, restrooms, faculty offices, student study spaces,

  • Magliocca self-publishes first book 11/15/2017

    Matthew Magliocca, a Slippery Rock University junior secondary education: English major from New Castle, has self-published his first book, "Overcome and Strive: Part I."

  • 'Luck of the Rock': SRU's Marching Pride invited to Dublin's 2019 St. Patrick's Festival 11/14/2017

    As professional bucket lists go, Jonathan Helmick's is pretty concise. In fact, the Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music and director of bands has only two items he's ever needed to check off.

  • Martin receives NFLPA Collegiate Bowl invite 11/14/2017

    Slippery Rock University senior defensive end Marcus Martin has received an official invitation to play in the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl Jan. 20 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

  • SRU seeks nominations for Syed Ali-Zaidi Award 11/14/2017

    Nominations for the 2018 Syed Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence, presented by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, are being accepted through Dec. 8.

  • SRU cadet graduates from rigorous U.S. Army Air Assault School 11/13/2017

    Despite having to deal with the normal challenges of a new, academic year, Slippery Rock University Army ROTC Cadet Donald Sanders added to his workload significantly by attending the U.S. Army's Air Assault School, an intensive 10-day course designed to prepare soldiers for insertion, evacuation and pathfinder missions that call for the use of multipurpose transportation and assault helicopters.

  • GLOBAL CUISINE 11/13/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office Global Engagement and the Internations Club hosted the 43rd Annual International Dinner, Nov. 10.

  • SRU welcomes Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas Nov. 16 11/13/2017

    When Gabby Douglas became the first African-American gymnast to win Olympic gold in 2012, she not only vaulted herself to stardom, but she became an influential figure in both sports and pop culture. Now she's coming to Slippery Rock University for a moderated conversation presented by the University Program Board at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 16 at the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Graeves named PA Army National Guard Officer of the Year 11/13/2017

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Graeves, a Slippery Rock University military science department Pennsylvania Army National Guard liaison, has been selected as the PAARNG Recruiting and Retention Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.

  • SRU’s civic engagement breakfast will feature “community scan” discussion 11/10/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Community-Engaged Learning will continue its “Spotlight on Civic Engagement” breakfast series with a presentation about ways that serving-learning practitioners can learn about communities before they engage with them.

  • SALUTE TO VETERANS 11/10/2017

    Slippery Rock University celebrated Veterans Day, Nov. 10, with a breakfast at the Smith Student Center and ceremony at the Alumni House.

  • SRU students see gains from increased scholarship awards 11/10/2017

    Sarah Allen can appreciate the value of scholarship money more than most Slippery Rock University students.

  • SRU students to compete at regional ethics bowl 11/10/2017

    Two teams of Slippery Rock University students will compete at the 19th Annual Central Regions Ethics Bowl, Nov. 11 at Marian University in Indianapolis.

  • "IN THE FIELD: ART & GEOLOGY OF THE BADLANDS" 11/9/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Martha Gault Gallery staged an opening reception Nov. 8 for its latest exhibition, "In the Field: Art & Geology of the Badlands."

  • SRU students attend Clinton Global Initiative conference 11/9/2017

    Four Slippery Rock University students were selected to attend the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University conference at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Physician general cancels Nov. 14 SRU visit 11/8/2017

    Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of health and physician general, has canceled her Nov. 14 speaking engagement at Slippery Rock University due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • SRU research group conducting animal-assisted intervention at Mercer prison 11/8/2017

    A group from Slippery Rock University is taking a four-legged approach to intervention and research regarding anxiety and stress-related disorders in the inmate population.

  • SPECIAL AID 11/8/2017

    Members of the Slippery Rock University Special Education Department packed school supplies in drawstring bags for victims of Hurricane Irma, Nov. 7 at the McKay Building Auditorium.

  • Edwards' displays art at Heinz History Center 11/8/2017

    June Edwards, a Slippery Rock University professor of art, was accepted into the juried exhibition "Art of Facts: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories" at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

  • "MODEL" STUDENTS 11/7/2017

    Slippery Rock University students took to the runway at the Smith Student Center Ballroom Nov. 6

  • Wheelchair basketball highlights SRU's President's Commission on Disability Issues 11/7/2017

    Tyler Eccles' most eye-opening experience occurred when he was blindfolded.

  • SRU super crew keeps stadium 'game ready' 11/7/2017

    If you've ever struggled to just keep your room, apartment or office clean and tidy, you have to admire Jacki Ewell, Cindy Shreve, Virginia Prior and Sheila Sutton. They're the Slippery Rock University 'super crew," the group responsible for cleaning up once the fans and teams have called it a day.

  • Rogowitz named ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer of the Year 11/7/2017

    Bret Rogowitz, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of military science, has been selected as the 2nd Brigade Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer of the Year.

  • Office of Attorney General conducting roundtable discussion at SRU 11/6/2017

    Representatives from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General are traveling the state to discuss campus safety initiatives and Slippery Rock University has been selected as one of four institutions to host a meeting.

  • GOOD SPORTS 11/6/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Global Engagement sponsored an International Sports Night Nov. 5 at Morrow Field House as part of SRU's annual Internations Week.

  • STEEL CITY SLAM 11/6/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Aebersold Recreation Center was the site of the 15th Annual Steel City Slam Nov. 4-5

  • SRU student contingent attends Stoicism conference 11/6/2017

    Nine Slippery Rock University students, accompanied by Andrew Winters, instructor of philosophy, attended the Stoicon 2017: Modern Stoicism Conference in Toronto, Ontario.

  • SRU Green Fund grant adds 55 new trees to campus 11/6/2017

    Visitors to Slippery Rock University often marvel at the natural beauty of the scenic 650-acre campus, but two men have a "rooting" interest in making the landscape even more picturesque, as well as environmentally-friendly.

  • SRU Emergency app well received; updates coming soon...'Just in Case' 11/3/2017

    When an emergency strikes anywhere at Slippery Rock University, students need only their phones and the ability to tap a button to alert responders.

  • Smith earns distinguished principal award 11/3/2017

    Steven Smith, a 1994 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in special education, was named Pennsylvania's 2017 Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals in Washington, D.C.

  • SRU student choreographers to have work adjudicated at Nov. 16-17 concerts 11/2/2017

    Michelle Slavik admits that an "adjudication concert" sounds intimidating, but for student choreographers at Slippery Rock University, it's often their first opportunity to have their work performed and assessed.

  • SRU's Empty Bowls lunch targets hunger awareness 11/2/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Community-Engaged Learning is hosting an Empty Bowls event Nov. 3, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. During two sessions, noon-1:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., students, faculty, staff and community members can purchase bowls, eat soup and bread and learn about local poverty and hunger-fighting organizations. Proceeds will benefit the Feed My Sheep food pantry in Slippery Rock.

  • SRU's Military Appreciation Week sets stage for annual Veterans Day ceremony 11/2/2017

    Slippery Rock University will celebrate Military Appreciation Week Nov. 6-11 with a series of events culminating with the annual Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m., Nov. 10 at the Alumni House.

  • SRU's Martin named national finalist for Campbell Trophy 11/2/2017

    Slippery Rock University senior defensive end Marcus Martin has been named as a member of the 2017 National Football Foundation's National Scholar-Athlete Class and as one of the 13 national finalists from all levels of college football for the William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments.

  • Alesius receives Student Paper Award 11/2/2017

    Christian Alesius, a Slippery Rock University marketing and management major from North Huntingdon, was recognized by the Southeastern Chapter of the Institution for Operations Research & The Management Sciences as the regional undergraduate recipient of the Student Paper Award.

  • SRU Student Nonprofit Alliance putting ‘IZE’ on hunger 11/1/2017

    Despite the seemingly up-and-down nature of the country’s economy, the United States remains one of the wealthiest nations in the world, generating a gross domestic product of $57,293 and a net worth of $10,374,030.

  • SRU's SEA and PNC Bank cohosting event for veteran entrepreneurs 11/1/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator and PNC Bank will cohost a veterans and small business entrepreneurs event at 6 p.m., Nov. 6 at the Russell Wright Alumni House. The gathering is being staged in recognition of National Veterans Small Business Week.

  • Alesius receives Student Paper Award 11/1/2017

    Christian Alesius, a Slippery Rock University marketing and management major from North Huntingdon, was recognized by the Southeastern Chapter of the Institution for Operations Research & The Management Sciences as the regional undergraduate recipient of the Student Paper Award.

  • PUMPKIN HEADS 10/31/2017

    Members of the AVI Foodsystems team at Boozel Dining Hall are in the Halloween spirit as the crew decorated more than two dozen pumpkins for display at various food stations throughout the hall.

  • THE BOO CREW 10/31/2017

    Slippery Rock University and the Slippery Rock Student Government Association sponsored a Preschool Halloween Parade Oct. 31. Nearly 70 children - dressed as super heroes, Transformers, princesses and more - took part in the event that traveled through North Hall, Old Main and McKay Education buildings.

  • Department of Music tours high schools 10/31/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Department of Music’s 2017 fall tour included stops at the Corry Area, Fairview, Lakeview, Quaker Valley and Avonworth High Schools.

  • IN FULL “BLOOM” 10/30/2017

    Dozens of volunteers - including a number of Slippery Rock University students – ventured into the cold and wet weather to take part in Slippery Rock In Bloom's annual fall tulip planting event Oct. 29.

  • SRU welcomes transgender state official Levine to campus Nov. 14 10/30/2017

    The highest ranking official in Pennsylvania government who is openly transgender is spending a day speaking at Slippery Rock University.

  • Akerly wins Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Award 10/30/2017

    Julie Akerly, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in dance, was among three winners of the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards, presented by Phoenix (Arizona) Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix Center for the Arts.

  • SRU named a top 10 in-state school for music majors 10/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the top ten universities in the state of Pennsylvania for music majors by Zippia.com.

  • SRU business interns tackle 2,320 tax returns 10/27/2017

    Student interns from the Slippery Rock University College of Business filed 2,320 tax returns for local residents and helped secure more than $2.9 million in tax refunds for the 2016 filing year, according to information released at a meeting at the Butler County Center for Community Resources.

  • State System launches "Faculty Expertise Showcase" 10/26/2017

    Faculty experts from across Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, including 21 from Slippery Rock University, are now available at the click of a mouse.

  • SRSGA movie series features free admission, popcorn 10/26/2017

    If you’re a fan of big-budget Hollywood blockbusters, you don’t have to trek to Butler or Grove City to fill your cinematic fix. Thanks to the Slippery Rock Student Government Association Movie Series all you need to do is make your way to the Smith Student Center Theatre.

  • SRU professors coauthor book of student affairs case studies 10/26/2017

    One of the coauthors of a recently published book about student affairs case studies described it as a "very Slippery Rock type of book" from beginning to end. That doesn't mean the 22 original cases actually took place at Slippery Rock University - they are all cases with fictional characters and institutions - but rather the entire book was written by current and former SRU students and faculty.

  • SRU library professors co-author book about usage reports 10/26/2017

    Aiping Chen-Gaffey, associate professor, library bibliographic services and Heather Getsay, assistant professor, library resource acquisitions, have authored the book “Measuring the Validity of Usage Reports Provided by E-Book Vendors: Emerging Research and Opportunities.”

  • SRU Internations Week to showcase flair and flavors of global community 10/25/2017

    When Partosadat Bahreini in the United States in 2016, the native of Iran found refuge in the Internations Club at Slippery Rock University.

  • Halloween meets history at Old Stone House’s Oct. 28 “Spooky Stories” 10/25/2017

    If you’re one of the estimated 50 percent of Americans that decorate your yard for Halloween or are included among the 46 percent that will carve a pumpkin, this week is your countdown to the big event Oct. 31.

  • SRU places two teams in the Business of Humanity competition finals 10/25/2017

    Picture this; Groups of aspiring entrepreneurs making business presentations to a panel of judges who will award money for the best idea. Sound like the TV show "Shark Tank?" It could be except for in this case, the Business of Humanity Project's New Venture Competition, contestants are motivated by the human spirit, instead of the jaws of profit-hungry investors.

  • SRU honors students present research from Belize trip 10/25/2017

    Two Slippery Rock University honors students presented at the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Honors Directors meeting, Oct. 1-2 at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

  • ALL THE BETTER TO BITE YOU WITH MY DEAR… 10/24/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Department of Theatre has opened the 2017-2018 season with a production of Stephen Spotswood's "In The Forest, She Grew Fangs."

  • SGA Bookstore schedules Nov. 7 Graduation Fair 10/24/2017

    While the weather outside may be frightful given the time of year, the mood inside Slippery Rock University's Morrow Fieldhouse is sure to be delightful when the December graduates cross the commencement stage.

  • SRU's master degree in data analytics earns national ranking 10/24/2017

    Slippery Rock University's master's degree in data analytics has been ranked among the nation's Top 50 "best online big data" degree programs by bestcomputerscienceschools.net.

  • Winters publishes book about metaphysics 10/24/2017

    Andrew Winters, Slippery Rock University instructor of philosophy, has released his book, “Natural Processes: Understanding Metaphysics Without Substance.”

  • GAME(RS) ON 10/23/2017

    The Gamers Guild at Slippery Rock University hosted its inaugural "Rock-Con" Oct. 21 at the Slippery Rock Community Library

  • Debut “Spotlight on Civic Engagement” breakfast will show impact of wildlife class 10/23/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Community-Engaged Learning will kick-off its inaugural "Spotlight on Civic Engagement" breakfast series with a presentation about the impact the Allegheny mudbug has on the endangered eastern massasauga rattlesnake's habit.Slippery Rock University’s Office of Community-Engaged Learning will kick-off its inaugural “Spotlight on Civic Engagement” breakfast series with a presentation about the impact the Allegheny mudbug has on the endangered eastern massasauga rattlesnake’s habit.

  • SRU vocalists to compete for Chad Williamson Scholarship 10/23/2017

    Twelve Slippery Rock University student vocalists will demonstrate their range at 2 p.m., Nov. 4 at Swope Music Hall when they compete for the Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship as part of the 25th annual competition.

  • Two SRU alumni represent U.S. at safety conference 10/23/2017

    Two Slippery Rock University alumni were selected to attend a recent safety conference in Singapore. Stephanie Claus, '16, and Bryan Robert Deal, '17, graduates with bachelor's degrees in safety management, were part of the SafeYouth@Work Congress, organized through the International Labour Organization as part of the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

  • “Shades of Bublé” to feature SRU Jazz Ensemble during Nov. 3 performance 10/20/2017

    Performing a set list of songs recorded or performed by Michael Bublé, Shades of Bublé honors, but doesn't imitate, the sophistication, style and high-energy fun that the Canadian crooner himself brings to his concerts.

  • SRU's dance program earns a top 15 national ranking 10/20/2017

    Slippery Rock University's dance program has been ranked among the top 20 College and University dance programs in the nation by Dance-College.com. SRU came in at No. 15 nationally, No. 7 regionally and at No. 3 in Pennsylvania.

  • Garzarelli hired as AD at Wisconsin-Whitewater 10/20/2017

    Todd Garzarelli, a 1998 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sport management, was named director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • SRU hosting its inaugural Rock Media Expo for high school students 10/19/2017

    Nearly 50 students from three high schools will “converge” on Slippery Rock University’s campus Oct. 20 to learn about converged journalism, when SRU’s Department of Communication hosts its first Rock Media Expo at the WSRU television studio at the Maltby Center and Weisenfluh Dining Hall.

  • BOG approves degree programs 10/19/2017

    The board of governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today approved Slippery Rock University's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting program.

  • SRU Cybersecurity Fair offers ways to protect online identity 10/19/2017

    Attendance at the Cybersecurity Fair at Slippery Rock University has grown each year, as has the number of students enrolling in the class that hosts the event and organizers hope the trend continues.

  • SRU announces faculty tenure, promotions 10/19/2017

    Slippery Rock University has released its 2017-18 tenure and faculty promotions lists.

  • Communication faculty, students present at broadcast conference 10/19/2017

    Representatives from Slippery Rock University's Communication Department recently attended the Broadcast Education Association On-Location Super-Regional Conference in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU invites people to ‘Live Like a Stoic for a Week’ 10/18/2017

    At 6 a.m. on a Monday about 20 people showed up at a small building on the edge of Slippery Rock University’s campus ready to “Live Like a Stoic for a Week.” The first question asked by Andrew Winters may seem rather existential, especially coming from a philosophy instructor: Why are you here?

  • SRU named a top in-state school for social work majors 10/18/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the top ten universities in the state of Pennsylvania for social work majors by Zippia.com.

  • FYRST Seminar helps “bridge” the gap for first-year SRU students 10/18/2017

    Leonardo da Vinci's Self-Supporting Bridge is an example of brilliant design. Constructing the bridge, however, is an example of what it takes for Slippery Rock University students to be successful.

  • SRU Army ROTC places 10th at Ranger Challenge 10/18/2017

    Cadets from Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC program competed in the Ranger Challenge, Oct. 13-15 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

  • TAKING BACK THE NIGHT 10/18/2017

    The annual "Take Back the Night" event sponsored by the Slippery Rock University Women's Center took place Oct. 17 at the Slippery Rock Student Government Association Pavilion in the Quad.

  • Sunset Serenade raises more than $140,000 for SRU’s equestrian center 10/17/2017

    The sun may have set on yet another successful fundraising event for Slippery Rock University’s Storm Harbor Equestrian Center, but organizers continue to sing the praises for Sunset Serenade and its supporters.

  • PICTURES OF GOOD HEALTH(FEST) 10/17/2017

    Slippery Rock University Office of Campus Recreation played host to the 32nd annual Healthfest, Oct. 17 at the Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

  • SRU music majors leading eurhythmics activities for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts 10/17/2017

    For musicians of a certain age, the opportunity to collaborate with Eurythmics means working with the British duo known for their hit song "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)." However, the "eurhythmics," as in the musical pedagogy of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, is a hit with Slippery Rock University students who get to collaborate with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

  • PRIDEFUL WEEK 10/17/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s President's Commission on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation is hosting Pride Week with a number of activities in celebration of the LGBTQIA - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual - community.

  • Latimer exhibits abstract art at Penn State New Kensington 10/17/2017

    Crystal Latimer, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, is exhibiting her abstract art at Penn State New Kensington through Oct. 29.

  • SRU students, faculty sending supplies to school in U.S. Virgin Islands 10/16/2017

    Two weeks before Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean islands, a Slippery Rock University alumnus left his teaching job at a private episcopal school in the U.S. Virgin Islands to teach in western Pennsylvania. His heart, however, remained in the eye of the storm.

  • SRU's Winter Session draws students looking to get ahead, explore 10/16/2017

    Just hear those keyboards tapping, click-click click-a-ling, too/ Come on, it's lovely weather for a Winter Session at S-R-U/ Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling "yoo hoo"/ But inside it's lovely weather for an online lesson for you...

  • ROCK, BLOCK AND ROLL 10/16/2017

    Slippery Rock University's 2017 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend featured many new "wrinkles" to the lineup of events including the "Rock the Block" Tailgate Festival.

  • THE ROCK LOVES A PARADE 10/16/2017

    Blue skies, sunshine and smiles were in abundance at the Oct. 14 SRU Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Parade as 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 and candidates for the homecoming court.

  • Bell serves as SRU's delegate at Chatham's inauguration 10/16/2017

    Simmone Bell, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in student affairs in higher education with college counseling, represented SRU as a delegate at the Oct. 13 inauguration ceremony for Chatham University's new president, David Finegold.

  • LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT 10/13/2017

    Slippery Rock University students were able to light up the night inside the Student Center Ballroom with glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf and laser tag Oct. 12 as part of SRU's 2017 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend festivities.

  • SRU celebrates National Health Week 10/13/2017

    Since 1995, the United States has designated every third full week in October as National Health Education Week.

  • Fornof named VP of underwriting and marketing at Western World 10/13/2017

    Troy Fornof, a 1991 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in communication, was named vice president of underwriting and marketing, contract division, at Western World Insurance Company, a specialty U.S. commercial insurer, offering insurance products on a surplus lines and admitted basis.

  • SRU students encouraged to 'Shout Out for the Humanities' 10/12/2017

    Attention Slippery Rock University students: if you think the humanities are important get ready to shout why from the mountaintops, or at least the second floor of the Smith Student Center. If your message is a winner, you could grab one of several cash prizes.

  • LOCO FOR HOCO 10/12/2017

    As part of the preliminary festivities leading up to SRU’s 2017 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 13-15, the University Program Board hosted a “Loco for Hoco” event Oct. 12 in the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU faculty and students present at Social Work conference 10/12/2017

    Yvonne Eaton-Stull, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, presented research with two of her students at the National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter, annual conference, in Pocono Manor.

  • Nobuntu continues SRU's Performing Arts Series Oct. 25 10/11/2017

    Nobuntu, a five-part a cappella ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom as part of the Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

  • SRU music faculty offer recital Oct. 12 10/11/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s music department faculty will present their 7th annual Faculty Collaborative Recital at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 12 at SRU’s Swope Recital Hall.

  • WE GOT SPIRIT (BOARDS), YES WE DO! 10/11/2017

    A variety of Slippery Rock University's student clubs and organizations painted SRU-themed homecoming messages Oct. 10

  • WET PAINT 10/11/2017

    Members of Slippery Rock University's fraternities and sororities took to the streets of downtown Slippery Rock Oct. 10 to decorate storefronts along Main Street.

  • Professor emeritus creates two endowed scholarship 10/11/2017

    Larry Rotge, professor emeritus of history at Slippery Rock University, and his wife, Ann Marie, created two new endowed scholarships in honor of late faculty and staff from the SRU History Department.

  • SRU Healthfest offers path to a healthier life 10/10/2017

    To hear Ryan Stack explain a potential outcome of attending Healthfest at Slippery Rock University, the experience could be life-changing.

  • Spriggs named basketball coach and administrator at CCBC 10/10/2017

    Bryen Spriggs, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in professional studies, was hired by the Community College of Beaver County as sports information and college events administrator and head men's basketball coach.

  • SRU named a "Best College for special education" in Pennsylvania 10/9/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named as one of the five best colleges for special education majors in Pennsylvania by career website, Zippia.com.

  • Gamers Guild at SRU to host “Rock-Con” fundraiser for community library 10/9/2017

    For some, the mental image conjured up by the mention of a convention is an auditorium filled with people in pencil skirts and navy-blue suits listening to one dry lecture after another.

  • Bauer's lichen research selected for peer-reviewed journal 10/9/2017

    Jennifer Bauer, a Slippery Rock University senior biology major from Tionesta, will have her research of lichen species published in a peer-reviewed journal. Her research, titled "A preliminary checklist of lichens for Lawrence County, Pennsylvania," will appear in the December issue of Evansia, which is published by the American Bryological and Lichenological Society.

  • SRU trustees send BFA in Acting program to BOG for approval 10/6/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees voted today to advance a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting program to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • SRU trustees approve new degree program; vote to extend presidential search 10/6/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees today voted to extend the University's presidential search and to not advance the names of two candidates to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for consideration as SRU's 17th president.

  • SRU trustees vote to extend University’s presidential search 10/6/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees today voted to advance the names of two candidates to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education board of governors for consideration as SRU’s 17th president.

  • Nelson named to post at University of Arkansas 10/6/2017

    Erica Nelson, a 2004 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master’s degree in sport management, has been named director of student-athlete development at the University of Arkansas.

  • NEW ENGLAND PROVIDES "NEW DIRECTIONS" FOR NEW EXHIBIT 10/5/2017

    "East by Northeast: New Directions in Landscape" runs now through Oct. 22 at SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery

  • SRU honoring four distinguished alumni Oct. 13 10/5/2017

    A quartet of notable Slippery Rock University graduates will be honored as Distinguished Alumni at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

  • SRU's Dance Department hosting "Faculty and Guest Artist Concert" Oct. 22 10/5/2017

    The full spectrum of the Slippery Rock University Dance Department - faculty, students and alumni - will be on display when it hosts its annual Faculty and Guest Artist Concert at 2 and 6:30 p.m., Oct. 22 at Butler County Community College's Succop Theater in Butler.

  • Bullard named director of Catholic Charites in Allentown 10/5/2017

    Diane Bullard, a 1986 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in secondary education: English, has been named director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown, a multi-purpose social service agency providing assistance to families, children and adults in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in special education earns top 25 ranking 10/4/2017

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

  • SRU students conduct “community scan” as part of teaching experience 10/4/2017

    Digging deep, finding common ground and setting a foundation may seem like steps for building a house, but that’s part of the process for building success for elementary school students. That’s what a group of aspiring teachers at Slippery Rock University are learning as part of a partnership between SRU’s College of Education and the Sharon City School District.

  • SRU alerts community to protect against phishing scams 10/4/2017

    If you receive an email that seems fishy, it probably is - as in a phishing attempt.

  • Yamamoto certified as an oral proficiency tester of Japanese 10/4/2017

    Junko Yamamoto, Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education/foundations of education, has been certified as an oral proficiency tester of Japanese by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language.

  • SRU named a top college for on-campus, part-time student employment 10/3/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized for its paid, on-campus student employment program by the Student Loan Report, an online resource that "aims to cover all student loan news around the world."

  • SRU Professional Development Day to focus on student success 10/3/2017

    Each year when Slippery Rock University hosts its Professional Development Day for faculty and staff, there are typically a dozen or so breakout sessions led by SRU colleagues who present about a topic related to a theme. This year, that number has swelled to a record 36 sessions.

  • Brown delivers conference keynote address 10/3/2017

    Justin Brown, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication: public relations, was the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Professional Development Conference on Academic Advising, Sept. 28 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in University Park.

  • SRU Trustees to meet Oct. 5-6 10/2/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Oct. 5-6. Committee meetings will take place in Room 320 of the Smith Student Center. The quarterly business meeting will take place at 1 p.m., Oct. 6 in Room 321 of the Smith Student Center. All meetings are open to the public.

  • Homecoming 2017: “It’s A Rock World” and we’re all just living in it 10/2/2017

    We’ve all heard the story: “I just came back from (Tupelo, Mississippi; London; Uganda; etc.) and you’ll never believe it, but I ran into this guy wearing a Slippery Rock University T-shirt and …”

  • SRSGA organizes 'Student Safety Week' events 10/2/2017

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association has organized four events, Oct. 2-5, as part of “Student Safety Week” at the University. The informative programs are intended to raise awareness and prepare students at Slippery Rock University for emergency response.

  • FOR THOSE ABOUT TO WATCH THE ROCK … WE SALUTE YOU 10/2/2017

    Prior to Slippery Rock University's Sept. 30 "Salute to Military and First Responders" football game versus Cal U, the SRU ROTC cadets hosted a display of military equipment in the Mihalik-Thompson Stadium parking lot.

  • Allen receives Highmark Scholarship 10/2/2017

    Sarah Allen, a Slippery Rock University junior exercise science major from Saegertown, received a Highmark Healthcare Scholarship for Rising Juniors.

  • Gender identity and sexual orientation awareness more than just an annual reminder at SRU 9/29/2017

    In the late 1960s, landmark protests for gay rights took place in Pennsylvania at one of America’s most recognizable landmarks: Independence Hall. A group calling itself East Coast Homophile Organizations conducted “Annual Reminders” on July 4, demanding better treatment for gays in American society and law.

  • Barnett publishes essay in international journal of hate studies 9/29/2017

    Brett Barnett, Slippery Rock University professor of communication, recently had his essay, "League of the South's Internet Rhetoric: Neo-Confederate Community-Building Online," published in The Journal of Hate Studies, an international, peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the study of what hate is, where it comes from and how to combat it.

  • SRU becomes a Pittsburgh Promise 'preferred college partner" 9/28/2017

    Slippery Rock University today announced that it has become a "preferred college partner" with The Pittsburgh Promise program.

  • SRU grad Anderson named one of nine finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year 9/28/2017

    The NCAA has announced that former Slippery Rock University track and field standout Sabrina Anderson of Warren is one of the nine national finalists for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

  • McCorkle appointed manager of Parker Dam State Park 9/28/2017

    James McCorkle, a 2007 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in park and resource management, has been appointed manager of Parker Dam State Park by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

  • SRU named one of Pennsylvania’s “Top Online Colleges” 9/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named a “Top Online College” in Pennsylvania by OnlineColleges.com.

  • SRU scores national Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking 9/27/2017

    Slippery Rock University has earned a spot among the best national colleges and universities according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2018. The WSJ/THE rankings include a total of 1,054 institutions nationwide.

  • Theta Chi scholarship honors memory of brother killed in service to his country 9/27/2017

    Ron Burke and Larry King always looked out for one another. Their childhoods were not unlike many who grew up in western Pennsylvania in the 1960s.

  • Tours presents at Italian early childhood education conference 9/27/2017

    Sara Tours, assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood at Slippery Rock University, conducted four presentations at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy.

  • SRU community urged to get flu shots 9/26/2017

    For decades, these have been the battle cries of moms and healthcare professionals alike at the onset of the cold and flu season. And while they remain steadfast warnings today according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they often arrive after a person has caught some sort of "bug."

  • CRACKY! FALL BANNERS ARE (OUT)BACK 9/26/2017

    A group of 14 Slippery Rock University students from Barbara Westman’s upper-level fiber art class collaborated with experimental art students from Australia’s Victoria University to design a colorful group of fall banners that have been installed on the SRU campus.

  • Vannoy named assistant principal at Sharon Middle School 9/26/2017

    Matthew Vannoy, a 2009 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education: social studies and history, has been hired as assistant principal at Sharon Middle School.

  • SRU to honor five Women of Distinction Oct. 10 9/25/2017

    Five women that are making a difference at Slippery Rock University and in the community will be honored as Women of Distinction at 5 p.m., Oct. 10 at the Russell Wright Alumni House. The President's Commission on Women sponsors the program. The annual Leadership and Mentoring Dinner is sponsored by SRU's Gender Studies program.

  • SRU team presents at State System Student Affairs Conference 9/25/2017

    A team of professional staff and undergraduate service leadership coordinators from Slippery Rock University's Office for Community-Engaged Learning recently presented "Building a Service Identity: Transforming Mission from Input to Impact" at Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Student Affairs Conference at East Stroudsburg University.

  • SRU named one of nation’s greenest colleges by Princeton Review 9/22/2017

    The Princeton Review has named Slippery Rock University as one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country in its 2017 “Guide to 375 Green Colleges.”

  • SRU's new master’s program in athletic training receives accreditation 9/22/2017

    Athletic trainers know a thing or two about taking the right steps to compete at a peak level. Another important step taken by the Slippery Rock University athletic training program took place last week, as the University received accreditation for its Master of Science in Athletic Training program that will launch in summer 2018.

  • Gruber exhibits fiber artwork at Ohio gallery 9/22/2017

    Brenda Gruber, a purchasing agent in Slippery Rock University’s contracts and purchasing department, is exhibiting her fiber artwork made from denim at the Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles, Ohio, through Sept. 29.

  • SRU music majors score Mu Phi Epsilon conducting scholarships 9/21/2017

    Many students at Slippery Rock University earn scholarships because of the exceptional way they conduct themselves, but two SRU students earned a combined $14,000 for conducting in a more vocational sense, as music conductors.

  • Thomas added to McAuley Ministries board 9/21/2017

    Sean Thomas, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in criminology and criminal justice and currently a student success coach at Community College of Allegheny County, was named to the McAuley Ministries board of directors.

  • SRU faculty, student and alumni musicians to headline Sept. 24 concert 9/20/2017

    Drawing inspiration from the U.S. National Parks, Kathleen Melago, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, has put together an afternoon of music that will feature performances by University faculty, students and alumni at 4 p.m., Sept. 24 in Swope Music Hall.

  • “No Impact Week” challenges SRU students to have fun, live sustainably 9/20/2017

    A week of sustainability events at Slippery Rock University is intended to have a big impact on students’ lifestyles but not on their environment.

  • SRU's Stone House Center for Public Humanities hosting October outreach events 9/20/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Stone House Center for Public Humanities, in observance of National Arts and Humanities Month, will host a variety of activities on and off campus throughout October as part of its "Humanities: It's All About You" series.

  • Shafer appointed superintendent of Paterson Schools 9/20/2017

    Eileen Shafer, a 1981 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in physical education, became the first female superintendent of the Paterson Public Schools in Paterson, New Jersey. Previously the deputy superintendent, Shafer was named acting superintendent until a permanent appointment is made.

  • Déjà vu: SRU again enrolls largest class in school history 9/19/2017

    One year ago, Slippery Rock University was able to boast about posting the largest enrollment in the institution’s 127-year history as 8,881 students were counted as members of Rock Nation. Fast forward one year and SRU has set a new high-water mark by enrolling 8,895 students, an increase of 0.16 percent from fall 2016 according to the University’s official 15th-day-of classes report.

  • SRU students invited to compete in a scavenger hunt to learn about the Constitution 9/19/2017

    Before teaching his American Government class at Slippery Rock University each year, David Kershaw starts by asking how many students have actually read the United States Constitution.

  • SGA seeks candidates for SRU homecoming king and queen 9/19/2017

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association is inviting all SRU students interested in becoming the next Homecoming king or queen to submit their names and applications for consideration.

  • SRU professors served as chairs at educators conference 9/19/2017

    John Hicks, assistant professor of secondary education/foundations of education, and Mary Vetere, associate professor of elementary education/early childhood, served as organizers at the Association of Teacher Educator's National Summer Meeting Aug. 5-8 in Pittsburgh. Hicks served as event co-chair, while Vetere chaired the local arrangement committee, inviting guest speakers and organizing the charity program that supported the Head Start Program at Mt. Washington Childcare.

  • Pair of security professionals to visit SRU as part of speaker series 9/18/2017

    Security professionals are out in the world protecting it from existing and emerging threats, but they also recognize the importance of looking inward, to a world of emerging professionals in their field. After all, today’s students are tomorrow’s protectors.

  • IT TAKES (OVER) A VILLAGE 9/18/2017

    The streets of downtown Slippery Rock were alive with sounds of VillageFest Sept. 16 as thousands of people from across the county made their way to the annual event.

  • DOGGONE GOOD TIME 9/18/2017

    Sponsored by Slippery Rock University's President's Commission for Wellness, therapy dogs, Bella and Sookie, visited students in Patterson Hall Sept. 18. The pair, owned by Deborah Hutchins

  • SRU student reconnects with family in hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands 9/18/2017

    After recent hurricanes devastated the Caribbean Islands, Florida and southeast Texas, many people waited anxiously to hear from loved ones who were in the path of the storms. For one Slippery Rock University student, her wait extended more than a week before she received any information about her son’s whereabouts.

  • Kriebel selected to Leadership Butler County 9/18/2017

    Cara Kriebel, a Slippery Rock University senior budget analyst, has been selected to participate in Leadership Butler County, a nine-month program that provides participants with exposure to issues, resources and opportunities for service in the Butler County area.

  • SRU’s council of trustees seeks to fill student member vacancy 9/15/2017

    When Monica Traggiai graduates from Slippery Rock University, she'll leave behind more than just fond memories of her four years at The Rock. She'll also be leaving an empty seat on the University's council of trustees.

  • Title IX enactment remembered at SRU 45 years later 9/15/2017

    When Title IX was enacted in 1972, the most memorable and visible change for women student-athletes were new uniforms. That’s what Wilma Cavill, then a women’s swimming coach at Slippery Rock University first recalls, which is somewhat fitting because the law sought to bring uniformity to how men and women were treated at colleges and universities.

  • McGraw elected to Mars Athletics Hall of Fame 9/15/2017

    Bobby McGraw, Slippery Rock University women's basketball coach, was one of seven individuals inducted into the Mars Athletics Hall of Fame, Sept. 8. McGraw is a 1990 graduate of the Mars Area High School, where he starred as a basketball and football player.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month celebration begins Sept. 14 9/14/2017

    Slippery Rock University's Office for Inclusive Excellence hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event from 12:30-2 p.m. today in at the Quad

  • SRU hosts Dalcroze workshop September 16 9/14/2017

    While the term "dalcroze eurhythmics" may cause some head scratching among the masses, to those in the music education community, the words bear the weight of the entire industry.

  • SRU launches Rock Athletics Digital Network 9/14/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Athletic Communication Office has announced an expansion and rebranding of its broadcasting offerings with the launch of the "Rock Athletics Digital Network."

  • SRU to host STEM-H open house for prospective students Sept. 22 9/14/2017

    The demand for a Slippery Rock University education has never been greater, as evidenced by the record freshman class - more than 1,500 - enrolled at the University this fall. To accommodate the influx of prospective students wanting to learn more about the University and its areas of study, the SRU Office of Admissions is adding a STEM-H Open House to its menu.

  • CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE 9/14/2017

    Tacos, the tango and traditions were the order of day when Slippery Rock University's Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event Sept. 14 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Bonetti named to United Spinal Association board 9/14/2017

    Geno Bonetti, a 1979 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in physical education, has been appointed to the board of directors of the United Spinal Association, a national nonprofit organization that improves the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

  • SRU named a "Best Online and On-Campus College in Pennsylvania" 9/13/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named a top 10 "Best Online and On- Campus College in Pennsylvania" by www.schools.com.

  • SRU website's search results now provided by Bing 9/13/2017

    One of the most common ways that people navigate the Slippery Rock University website, www.sru.edu, is by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner and entering keywords to search. While the process for using this effective tool will remain the same, there's a new provider that searches the SRU website before the results are displayed.

  • SRU publishes identify verification policy for distance learning students 9/13/2017

    Since the advent of distance learning courses at Slippery Rock University, an online verification system has made sure that students fulfilling the course requirements are in fact the same person who enrolled the class; however, the University recently established a new written policy, "Student Identity Verification in Distance Learning."

  • SRU's Jacob featured on 'Teaching in Higher Ed' podcast 9/13/2017

    Stacy Jacob, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of counseling and development, was the featured guest on episode 163 of the “Teaching in Higher Ed” podcast.

  • SRU earns prestigious 'Best Regional University' and 'Best Public University' U.S. News & World Report rankings 9/12/2017

    In rankings released today, Slippery Rock University has been named among the 2018 "Best Regional Universities - North" by U.S. News & World Report. It is the ninth consecutive year that SRU has earned the accolade.

  • State System interim chancellor visits SRU 9/12/2017

    Demonstrating her top priority, Karen Whitney, the new interim chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, will spend her first days on the job on campuses meeting with students and others, including today's visit at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU named one of state's best online colleges 9/12/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named a "Best Online College in Pennsylvania for 2017" by College Choice, a free online resource to help potential students access unique student-centered college rankings, admission advice and scholarship and financial aid information.

  • Wilson selected to Leadership Pittsburgh Class of 2018 9/12/2017

    Brad Wilson, Slippery Rock University associate provost for transformational experiences, is one of 60 community leaders selected for the Leadership Pittsburgh Class of 2018.

  • SRU honoring those who serve during Salute to Military and First Responders event 9/11/2017

    Any day is a good day to recognize the courageous men and women who risk their lives to serve others, but Slippery Rock University has chosen a home football game to coincide with SRU’s annual “Salute to Military and First Responders” event.

  • 16th anniversary of 9/11 is meaningful for SRU security services students 9/11/2017

    Sgt. Tyler Wyckoff remembers the day when he was in the second grade: teachers were acting weird, lesson plans were abandoned and students were allowed to talk among themselves.

  • SNA and SGA coordinate hurricane relief campaign 9/11/2017

    The Student Nonprofit Alliance, an on-campus organization of students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector, and the Slippery Rock Student Government Association are partnering to coordinate a campus-wide hurricane relief campaign Sept. 12-23 to aid those effected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

  • SRU's Anning named an NSCA Fellow 9/11/2017

    onathan Anning, associate professor of exercise and rehabilitation services, has earned fellow status with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a nonprofit professional organization that serves more than 45,000 members.

  • Comedian Maysoon Zayid bringing message of diversity and inclusion to SRU 9/8/2017

    During one event, an audience at Slippery Rock University will hear from a woman, a Muslim, a Palestinian, a disabled person and a person of color. But they’ll only see one person, Maysoon Zayid.

  • SRU’s Stone House Center for Public Humanities partners on free library 9/8/2017

    Little free libraries have become a global phenomenon. The small, front yard and sidewalk book exchange boxes number more than 50,000 worldwide and can be found in all 50 states and 70 countries. And now, you can add Slippery Rock to the list thanks to a partnership between the Stone House Center for Public Humanities at Slippery Rock University and the Slippery Rock Community Library.

  • CSI: SLIPPERY ROCK 9/8/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery is hosting "The Art of Investigation: A Collaboration of Art, Criminology and Theatre” now through Sept. 22.

  • Slippery Rock ranked among the top 10 safest college towns in America 9/8/2017

    Slippery Rock Borough has again been ranked among "The 30 Safest College Towns in America" by SafeWise, a Utah-based safety and home security company.

  • SRU seeks students to serve on conduct hearing boards 9/7/2017

    Part of a Slippery Rock University education is gaining experience outside the classroom and becoming a contributing member of a learning community. An excellent opportunity to do both is available to students interested in serving on student conduct hearing boards.

  • SRU scores 47 College Factual 'badges of distinction' 9/7/2017

    Slippery Rock University has earned 47 badges of distinction including 32 "best" 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 in USA Today.

  • Way shares his vision for interim presidency with SRU 9/7/2017

    In describing the footing on which Slippery Rock University stands, Interim President Philip Way temporarily slipped into the role of a financial adviser: “The portfolio is doing quite nicely, thank you very much,” he said with a laugh. That set the tone for Way’s remarks during his State of the University Address Thursday in front of a gathering filled with faculty, staff and students inside the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester 9/6/2017

    Malika Fields, a Slippery Rock University junior with a dual major in communications and Spanish from Pittsburgh, is working in the prosecution department of the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • The Modern Gentlemen open SRU Performing Arts Series Sept. 15 9/5/2017

    With the stylings of classic vocal groups like The Four Freshmen and The Hi-Lo's, The Modern Gentlemen blend today's sounds to create the ultimate vocal experience for all ages, performing classic hits in a modern style.

  • “FAIR”-LY INVOLVED 9/5/2017

    SRU’s Week of Welcome concluded Sept. 5 with an "Involvement Fair" from noon to 2 p.m. in the Quad. More than 160 student clubs and organizations were on hand to promote their events, leadership and service opportunities and recruit new members. Photos by Benton Palermo, a senior communication: digital media major from Beaver.

  • SRU's Commission on Wellness promotes seven dimensions of well-being 9/5/2017

    The start of a new academic year often marks a change in one's personal routine. Keeping up with the demands of a new schedule can often result in letting certain healthy practices go by the wayside. That challenge makes September the perfect month to focus on the Slippery Rock University President's Commission on Wellness.

  • SRU English professor reflects on 60th anniversary of Kerouac's "On the Road" 9/5/2017

    Many college students are flush with dreams and aspirations of a bright future when they embark on their journey through higher education; but when Jack Kerouac was as student at Columbia University in the early 1940s, he vowed to become an artist who would change literature and the consciousness of America.

  • Activities abound for SRU ‘Friends and Family Weekend’ Sept. 15-16 9/1/2017

    Not long after students are settled in for the new academic year at Slippery Rock University, there's an opportunity to experience the campus life as it is intended and invite more people to join the fun. When the University hosts its annual "Friends and Family Weekend" Sept. 15-16, think of it like a house-warming party, only guests don't need to bring a gift. In fact, they might just win one.

  • SRU named a top college for federal work-study financial aid 9/1/2017

    Slippery Rock University has been named a “Top College for Federal Work-Study Financial Aid” by the Student Loan Report, an online resource that “aims to cover all student loan news around the world.”

  • State employee annual giving campaign begins Sept. 5 9/1/2017

    When people show their generosity and kindness, hope takes root. That's why the theme of this year's Pennsylvania State Employee Combined Appeal is "Sow Compassion, Grow Hope." The annual charitable fundraising campaign for state employees, which includes employees at Slippery Rock University, kicks off Sept. 5.

  • SRU trustees to meet Sept. 11 9/1/2017

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will conduct a special meeting at 4 p.m., Sept. 11 in Room 108, Old Main. The agenda item for the meeting is a possible hiring recommendation to be made to the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Austin named associate vice president for Penn State's OVPCC 9/1/2017

    Kelly Austin, a 2001 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in student personnel administration, has been named associate vice president for administration in the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses at Penn State University.

  • SRU completes busy summer of campus improvements 8/31/2017

    While students returning to Slippery Rock University for the fall semester may have noticed a few physical changes to the campus exterior, the most visible changes have occurred on building interiors and student’s computer screens.

  • SRU’s interim president leading the ‘Way’ during transitional period 8/31/2017

    As the interim president of Slippery Rock University, it would be easy for Philip Way to simply stand pat, content with the idea that merely keeping his "hands on the wheel" is all that is required of him.

  • Cooke presents research at annual humor conference 8/31/2017

    Colleen Cooke, professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, presented research at the Association and Therapeutic Humor annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Cooke's experimental research project examined therapeutic humor as a recreational therapy intervention and how humor can improve quality of life.

  • SRU’s interim president hosts Jump Start students 8/30/2017

    Playing host to more than 100 people at five barbecues in 10 days may seem a bit excessive for a typical household, but not so for the president's house at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU alumna hired as park district superintendent 8/30/2017

    Meghan Jourden-Messerich, a 2003 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in resort and tourism management, was named superintendent of recreation for the Sycamore Park District in Sycamore, Illinois.

  • Dental care now available for uninsured SRU students 8/29/2017

    If attending a "College of Distinction" wasn't enough already, some Slippery Rock University students will have another reason to smile thanks to a new partnership with the SRU Student Health Center and the Community Health Clinic of Butler County.

  • ‘ROCK’-ING IN THE FALL SEMESTER 8/29/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Quad was a hub of activity the afternoon of Aug. 29 as the University Program Board presented its annual “Welcome Back” event. Students were able to take advantage of having caricatures drawn, getting an airbrushed t-shirt, create-your-own snow cones, Henna tattoos, roller skating and a make-your-own bamboo planter.

  • Dance majors perform at Philadelphia-based festival 8/29/2017

    Ten Slippery Rock University dance majors performed at the Come Together Dance Festival, Aug. 20, at the Susan Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia. SRU was among 41 dance companies chosen from more than 100 applicants to perform at the four-day festival.

  • SRU students enjoy tasty, creative dining options 8/28/2017

    While many people spent their summer break relaxing on the shore, riding rollercoasters or just hanging out with friends, Mark Lisowksi was in the kitchen.

  • Ogoreuc rejoins National Water Safety Congress board 8/28/2017

    Robert Ogoreuc, assistant professor of physical and health education, has been elected to the National Water Safety Congress as a member at-large on its Board of Directors.

  • SRU initiates program to encourage sophomores to “own” career development 8/25/2017

    SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The sophomore year is often characterized as the most overlooked time in a college student’s educational career. Unlike first-year students, sophomores are no longer adapting to a new learning community, making daily decisions without parental input or living away from home for the first time. But with graduation more than two years away, they also haven’t begun to think about internships and life after college.

  • SRU rolls out the "Welcome" mat for move-in days 8/24/2017

    The cavalcade of vehicles stuffed with pillows, plastic storage bins and even a few passenger-sized teddy bears streamed through Slippery Rock University’s campus beginning at 9 a.m. today, marking the official start to the University’s “Week of Welcome” move-in program for more than 1,500 first-year students.

  • New faculty learn about SRU during three-day orientation 8/23/2017

    Before they get to know their students, new faculty at Slippery Rock University are getting to know their institution. SRU’s 23 new tenure track faculty and 104 temporary faculty participated in the new faculty orientation program, Aug. 21-23 at the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

  • SRU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 announced 8/23/2017

    The Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome seven new members at the annual Hall of Fame induction banquet Sept. 9. The Class of 2017 was announced by Paul Lueken, SRU director of athletics and Hall of Fame committee chair.

  • New online platform connects SRU students to cocurricular programs 8/23/2017

    SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – There are so many opportunities for Slippery Rock University students to get involved outside the classroom that it can be difficult to keep track of them. But organizers hope a new online platform being rolled out at SRU will make it easier for students to connect with cocurricular organizations and programs.

  • SRU earns Sierra Club’s “Cool School” designation 8/22/2017

    Green isn’t just a school color, it’s also a way of life at Slippery Rock University. The Sierra Club recently acknowledged the University’s efforts and again named SRU to the club’s “Cool Schools” list.

  • SRU launches New Student Convocation ceremony 8/22/2017

    SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Much like a trip around the world starts and ends in the same place, Slippery Rock University students will now gather to mark the start of their journey as college students in the same place it will draw to a conclusion.

  • SRU christens pair of new offices for student leadership and service 8/22/2017

    SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The acronym CSIL may have ceased to exist at Slippery Rock University, but support for student leadership, engagement and service will continue to flourish at the University under the jurisdiction of new offices with different monikers.

  • College students are paying less for books 8/21/2017

    While foot traffic is increasing at campus bookstores across the country this time of year, the amount college students are spending on course materials continues to decrease as rentals and digital textbooks provide budget-friendly alternatives.

  • Welcome Class of 2021. You're great 8/21/2017

    One of the last items on Martha Dunkelberger's shopping list before leaving home for college were bed sheets. The extra-long twin sheets she needed for her residence hall bed had to be the proper size, color and had to "feel just right."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SRU football program earns national Top 20 student-athlete ranking 1/17/2017

    Slippery Rock University’s football program has been ranked as one of the best in the U.S. for Division 2 student-athletes by College Factual. SRU ranked 19th out of 166 Division 2 football programs.

  • 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.rockalumnievents.com/homecoming.html.

  • ‘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.