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October 31, 2014
SRU computer expert urges caution, common sense for cyber safety

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Cyber security, or the lack thereof, is a daily experience for millions, but Steve Larson, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of computer science, says there are a number of steps individuals can take to help avoid financial and personal online data theft.

Larson said many believe "it won't happen to them," but adds "for almost everyone it will someday become an issue. No one is immune, it is only to what degree it will happen."

October 31, 2014
SRU's annual Empty Bowls Tuesday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimated nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Slippery Rock University's Center for Student Involvement and Leadership is stepping up in a small way to help alleviate the problem with its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.

This year's Empty Bowls program runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4-6:30 p.m. for dinner, Nov. 4, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

October 31, 2014
SRU sports archivists tackle projects

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Many baseball enthusiasts might see it as the equivalent of a throw to first base. For Kylie Twiest, a Slippery Rock University history major from Slippery Rock, creating a new Pennsylvania baseball archive is like hitting a home run in the 9th.

Twiest, a student worker in SRU's Bailey Library archive operations, is processing and organizing reports and 24 oral histories from former baseball players, coaches and sportscasters who were part of Little League to Major League Baseball from the 1930s to 1990s.

October 31, 2014
Native American Day celebrates heritage

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A series of Native American dances, presented by Pittsburgh's Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, will be part of Slippery Rock University's annual Native American Day Celebration Nov. 6.

The day will run 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

October 31, 2014
Ret. Col. Miller speaks at Veterans Day

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Merton Miller, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and 1979 Slippery Rock University sociology graduate, will deliver the keynote address Nov. 11 when the SRU Alumni Association hosts the institution's annual Veteran's Day Observance. Miller currently serves as associate director of the Federal Investigative Services in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

The 12:30 p.m. ceremony will be at the Veterans Memorial, just outside the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

October 31, 2014
PASSHE sponsors business plan contest, students could win up to $10,000

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Students enrolled at any of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education universities, including Slippery Rock University, who have business plans and ideas worthy of investor support could win up to $10,000 by formalizing and submitting their ideas.

PASSHE is accepting intent to participate entries through Nov. 30 for the 2014-15 Fourth Annual Student Business Plan Competition. Full business plans are due Feb. 12, with winners announced April 21.

October 31, 2014
Art knows no SRU/Poland boundaries

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Fiber art created by Slippery Rock University students and faculty and their counterparts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, in Poland, will be displayed when SRU offers the Nov. 3-21 "Experiment" exhibit in SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery.

"Experiment" is the culmination of a yearlong collaboration between the two institutions that aims to engage students in intercultural art conversation and learning.

October 31, 2014
SRU student play parodies Peanuts strip

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," an unauthorized parody of the iconic Peanut's comic strip" will be presented Nov. 6-8 by Slippery Rock University students.

The play depicts characters such as CB, CB's sister and Beethoven in the throes of their rebellious teenage years and contending with drugs and alcohol, mental illness, bullying and sexual identity. Those familiar with the Peanuts characters may recognize the characters in "Dog Sees God."

October 31, 2014
SRU choir sing 'Songs of Americana'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Concert Choir will sing American classics such as "Oh Shenandoah" and "Wade in the Water" when it presents "Songs of Americana" at 7 p.m., Nov. 9, in SRU's Swope Music Hall.

Stephen Barr, SRU assistant music professor, will direct the 55-member choir as it presents folk songs written by Americans. Students will sing a cappella.

October 31, 2014
SRU's WWI series examines trench warfare, war poetry

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University history department's yearlong History Series on World War I continues Nov. 11 when SRU faculty present "Shell Shock: Trenches and Trench Poets." SRU students will read poems written by traumatized soldiers.

The program, on Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of World War I, is at 5 p.m. in 111 Spotts World Culture Building.

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