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September 30, 2014
SRU receives $100,492 Brazil Scientific Mobility Grant

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University's Office of Global Initiatives has received a $100,492 grant from the Institute of International Education to sponsor five international students to attend SRU under its Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.

The grant is for the 2014-15 year. The students are already in class.

September 26, 2014
SRU cited as College of Distinction

Slippery Rock University has again been included in the Colleges of Distinction report that reviews colleges and university across the nation citing those the report considers "the best places to learn, to grow and to succeed."

The report cites SRU for being shaped by its normal school heritage and reports, "The University is distinguished by its commitment to academic excellence, leadership and citizenship."

September 26, 2014
SRU trustees approve new Miller Auditorium renovation plan

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – By unanimous vote, Slippery Rock University trustees today agreed to revise plans to renovate Miller Auditorium and expand the renovations to include both East and West Gym, including a 9,500-square-foot addition for theatre shop space, a dance studio and a new lobby as part of a new Performance and Classroom Laboratory facility.
Total cost of the new plan is set at $22.9 million.

September 26, 2014
New SRU education aid helps students build up their PECTs

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When Slippery Rock University's Dean of the College of Education, Keith Dils, and Matthew Erickson, assistant professor of special education, noticed education majors were spending lots of money on brushing-up their skills in preparation for taking the required Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests they decided a new "app" was necessary.

Dils charged Erickson, a member of the SRU faculty since 2011, with coming up with a plan that would help students be better prepared for the test that determines if an education graduate is qualified to teach in Pennsylvania's school.

September 26, 2014
SRU's BFSA names new leaders, plans

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Black Faculty and Staff Association has a new name, new executive officers and an increased commitment to mentorship and support for black administrators, faculty, staff and students.

The board met Tuesday to ratify bylaws aligning the association's leadership goals with the diversity elements in "Reaching for 2025 and Beyond," SRU's strategic plan.

September 26, 2014
Eighth annual Sunset Serenade benefits Storm Harbor Equestrian Center

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Storm Harbor Equestrian Center hosts its eighth annual Sunset Serenade at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 11, under the theme "Rockin' Through the Ages" in honor of the University's 125th Anniversary.

The event raises funds to help build the endowment, expand services and provide scholarship assistance to SRU students and riders who use the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center.

September 26, 2014
SRU art faculty to display original works

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, digital media and other artwork created by Slippery Rock University art faculty will be displayed Sept. 29-Oct.17, during the SRU Art Department Faculty Exhibition in the University's Martha Gault Art Gallery.

The opening reception is at 5 p.m., Sept. 29, in the gallery located in Malty Center.

September 26, 2014
SRU's Rocket captures four CSPA awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rocket, Slippery Rock University's student newspaper, has captured four Gold Circle Awards from the nearly 11,500 college and secondary school newspaper entries in the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association contest.

The Rocket's awards came in the news and design divisions.

September 26, 2014
SRU hosts Special Olympics Pa., Oct. 5

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 300 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes will travel to Slippery Rock University for the daylong Oct. 5 annual Western Fall Sectional.

The athletes will represent 14 western Pennsylvania programs and compete in team and individual events in five sports, including bocce, long-distance walking/running, powerlifting, soccer and volleyball.

September 26, 2014
Gray, Kaplan Solomon to present recital

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Colleen Gray, associate professor of music, and Nanette Kaplan Soloman, professor emerita of music, will present a recital of music composed by the late Lee Hoiby, at 4 p.m., Oct. 5, in Swope Music Hall. There is no charge.

Gray will perform a solo recital with Solomon as collaborative pianist.

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