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October 20, 2014
SRU student oldest in class; youngest in barbershop group

Charles Davis, a nontraditional Slippery Rock University transfer student majoring in computer science from New Castle, is often the oldest student in his class. But on Tuesday nights, at barbershop quartet rehearsal, he’s the youngest guy in the group.

Davis has recently been in the news as the youngest member of the 50-member Penn-Ohio Singers, Shenango Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Most members of the singing group are in their 60s, 70s and mid-80s. “I feel like an old person in class; and a young person rehearsals,” he said.

October 17, 2014
SRU theatre graduate lights up Erie Playhouse

Christine Carmichael, a 2010 Slippery Rock theatre graduate, has been named scenic and lighting designer for the Erie Playhouse in Erie.

Prior to taking the position Carmichael, an Erie native, spent time in New York City.

October 17, 2014
ROCK warriors ready for Big House Battle

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Green and white face paint; check. Game tickets; check. SRU gear; check. Primed and ready to cruise to Ann Arbor to bruise Mercyhurst; check.

An event 35-years in the making - a return to Michigan Stadium to play in the Big House Battle - officially starts today when the football team buses depart from Mihalik-Thomson Stadium at 10:30 a.m. Fans are encourage to gather at the stadium for the sendoff. The SRU Marching Pride bus, which will depart from the Swope Music Hall Parking Lot, is expected to leave at the same time. Fans may also join in that send off.

October 17, 2014
Everything comes up 'Big' for SRU Marching Pride

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For members of the Slippery Rock University Marching Pride, the wet, cold and windy days of autumn don't always make for joyous drills on roll stepping and keeping straight lines and good posture while playing their instruments.

A blizzard couldn't keep the Pride off the field this weekend.

October 17, 2014
Pakistani student enjoys SRU experience

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When Sardar Ahmed Shah enrolled in Lahore University of Management Sciences in Punjab province, Pakistan, he already knew he wanted to spend one semester studying abroad in either Europe or the U.S., and when the chance to study at Slippery Rock University was offered, he jumped at the opportunity.

Shah, a junior at LUMS, is among the first students from Pakistan to study at SRU.

October 17, 2014
SRU's 29th annual Healthfest promotes healthy activities

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of Campus Recreation will host its 29th annual Healthfest from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 21 in the Aebersold Student Recreation Center. The theme for this year's program is "Eat Clean and Stay Lean in 2014."

"We have been presenting this event each fall semester as a way of helping keep the campus and community healthy by providing information, advice and health screenings," said Brian Mortimer, coordinator of wellness and the Russell Wright Fitness Center in the ARC. "It is information you can use."

October 17, 2014
SRU music professor solos with Pittsburgh Symphony

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University music instructor Chad Winkler has the trumpet solo when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra gets the Halloween spirit in a "Halloween Pops: Memorable Music from Stage and Screen" concert Oct. 21 at the Scottish Right Cathedral in New Castle.

The concert is at 8 p.m.

October 17, 2014
Transition program trains students with disabilities

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has received nearly $500,000 in grants to launch the SRU Transition Program, a new project that adds physical activity and nutrition as components to the job training services SRU students currently provide to those with disabilities.

SRU undergraduates serve as mentors to young adults with disabilities ages 15-25. SRU graduate students in the Adapted Physical Activity Program serve as program coordinators.

October 17, 2014
Colombia TV anchor to discuss cultures

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Manuel Teodoro, award-winning journalist and prominent figure in Colombia's journalism trade, will visit Slippery Rock University Oct. 23 to present an address titled "Differences in Global Communication: Breaking Down Cultural Barriers from the Perspective of a Well-Traveled Journalist."

The 12:30 p.m. lecture will be presented in 111 Eisenberg Classroom Building.

October 17, 2014
Students create 'Macoskey' documentary

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A new documentary, "Macoskey's ALTER: Missionaries of Sustainability," outlining the late Slippery Rock University Professor Robert Macoskey's vision of increased sustainability, premieres at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in the Robert Smith Student Center. A panel discussion will follow.

The panel will include Macoskey's wife, Vivas Macoskey, and others involved in the original Alter Project - Alternative Living Technology and Energy Resource - that gave rise to SRU's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research.

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