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September 16, 2014
'83 grad receives appointment to NJ ethics commission

Dennis Roberts, a 1983 Slippery Rock University graduate, has been appointed to a second term on the New Jersey Department of Education School Ethics Commission. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie selected him

The nine-member commission receives complaints, conducts investigations, holds hearings and works to ensure conduct standards in classrooms.

September 15, 2014
SRU dance program ranks second in Pennsylvania; 15 in U.S., an online ranking for students considering majoring in dance in college, has issued its 2014 national and state dance schools rankings report naming Slippery Rock University's program second best in Pennsylvania and among the top 25 nationally.

Of the seven colleges and universities in the commonwealth offering dance programs, 16 with bachelor degrees, SRU scored 4.5 stars in the online site's five-star rating system.

September 12, 2014
SRU president outlines successes in State of University Address

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton used the University's 125th anniversary celebration as a foundation to show the progress, growth, expansion and successes the institution has undergone as part of her annual State of the Union Address.

The presentation to faculty, staff and students in the Smith Student Center included a long list of recent accomplishments and accolades including:

September 12, 2014
SRU to host global Web conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - What do Paris, France, Winchester, England, Zurich, Switzerland, Toyko, Japan, San Francisco, Calif., and Slippery Rock University have in common? By the end of 2015, all will have served as hosts for the internationally acclaimed, high-tech Graphical Web Conference.

The Graphical Web is an annual, global conference showcasing the many new open source technologies that have become available for presenting visual information on the Web.

September 12, 2014
SRU MBA students examine Alibaba

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Everyone know the high-tech company names IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Lennox, Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, Amazon and a host of others, but the newest, fastest growing, and possibly most inclusive high-tech company, is Alibaba, and Slippery Rock University School of Business Professor David Culp says that name is quickly moving to the top of the high-tech list.

Culp teaches a master's degree-level course titled "Global Dynamics" as part of SRU's master in business administration program offered as a blended program with both online and in-class sessions at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township.

September 12, 2014
SRU earns U.S. News top 100 ranking

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has again been included in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges with a "Best Regional University - North" ranking.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings went live Sept. 9 at: The "Best Colleges 2015."

September 12, 2014
9/11 ceremony honors fallen heroes

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For Heather Robertson, a Slippery Rock University special education major from Levittown, N.Y., Thursday's "Remembering 9/11" ceremony at SRU carried special significance. Her father was among the New York City emergency responders arriving at the World Trade Center just minutes before the first tower fell in the Al Qaeda attacks on that fateful day in 2001.

"It was a very moving ceremony," Robertson said, adding she thought of her father, Bruce Butt, her family and the families who lost loved ones during the attacks while she participated in the 15-minute observance in SRU's Smith Student Center Lobby.

September 12, 2014
Slanina gets kicks at 'Route 66 Festival'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When Anne Slanina, Slippery Rock University associate professor of elementary education and early childhood development, wrote her newly released "Annie Mouse's Route 66 a Family Vacation," a follow-up to the 2010 "Annie Mouse's Route 66 Adventure: A Photo Journal," children's book, she had no idea it would one day carry her to Kingman, Ariz., as a featured participant in the annual Route 66 International Festival.

The festival is hosted in a different town along the famed Route 66 each year.

September 12, 2014
Rock researchers study nanotechnology

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Timothy Samec, a Slippery Rock University physics major from Drums, can relate to Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman's famous declaration that "there is plenty of room at the bottom."

"Today is a big day for the Athletic Communication Office at Slippery Rock University and a big day for our fans," said Jon Holtz , director of athletic communication.

September 12, 2014
SRU launches yearlong WWI series

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - One hundred years later, World War I shells continue to explode on the world's political landscape, said Lia Paradis, Slippery Rock University history professor and speaker for SRU's yearlong history series on the 100th anniversary of The Great War.

Paradis and George Brown, SRU political science professor, will launch the series when they discuss theories about the war's cause at 12:30 p.m., Sept. 18, in 105 Vincent Science Center.

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