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April 24, 2015
SRU named one of 353 Green Colleges in U.S.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges has again named Slippery Rock University to its list of "Green Colleges." The honor comes as SRU prepares to celebrate Earth Days 2015 with programs Saturday at the Macoskey Center.

The 2015 edition of "The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges" was released this week.

April 24, 2015
Parking challenges expected for May 1 events

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of Career Education and Development has an encouraging word for the Class of 2015 graduating May 9; the job market looks favorable.

John Rindy, director, said the SRU job board has shown a 40 percent increase in full-time job openings in western Pennsylvania - 623 compared to 446 last year.

April 24, 2015
SRU's career office brokers job connections

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of Career Education and Development has an encouraging word for the Class of 2015 graduating May 9; the job market looks favorable.

John Rindy, director, said the SRU job board has shown a 40 percent increase in full-time job openings in western Pennsylvania - 623 compared to 446 last year.

April 24, 2015
SRU Rocket earns top ASPA award; 23 other honors

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rocket, the weekly student newspaper at Slippery Rock University, has scored 46 regional and national journalism awards this year, including 24 newly announced honors from the Society for Professional Journalists, the Society for Collegiate Journalists and the American Scholastic Press Association, which gave the paper its "Most Outstanding University Newspaper for 2014-15" designation.

The ASPA also awarded the SRU newspaper a first-place honor in the College Division over 2,500-circulation category.

April 24, 2015
SRU to host DEP's energy education workshop

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research has been selected to host the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's training workshop for middle school teachers, administrators and building managers as part of Keystone Energy Education Program.

The free May 12 workshop will teach about tracking energy efficiency in school buildings and homes.

April 24, 2015
SRU Campus Recreation to stage Mini Triathlon

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Boston and New York City may have their marathons, but Slippery Rock University has a Campus Recreation Mini Triathlon that kicks off from the Aebersold Student Recreation Center at 7:30 a.m., April 26.

The eighth annual event includes a 425 yard swim; 10.5 miles of biking; and a 2.5-mile, on campus, run.

April 24, 2015
SRU's Kaleidoscope presents "Opera Scenes"

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will spotlight student vocals when music majors offer "Opera Scenes" at 7:30 p.m., May 1, in SRU's Swope Music Hall. Students studying vocal performance will present scenes and arias from "La Rodine," "The Magic Flute," "Romeo and Juliette" and others.

The presentation is part of SRU's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

April 17, 2015
System generates $6.7B annual impact; returns $11 for every tax dollar

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

In the simplest terms, the state system produces nearly $11 in economic impact for every $1 invested by the commonwealth through its annual appropriation.

April 17, 2015
Hill to present convocation address

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

More than 3,500 students, faculty, staff and family members are expected to attend.

April 17, 2015
WWI history inspires student's play

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Austin Uram, a Slippery Rock University English literature major from Butler, has turned his interest in Welsh fantasy writer Arthur Machen and Machen's ability to capitalize on a number of communication flukes, into a student-written play to be presented April 30-May 1 at the Old Stone House. The work is part of the SRU history department's yearlong series about World War I.

Curtains for the public performance are at 7:30 p.m.

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