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April 18, 2014
SRU launches 'Stop It Now!' initiative

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will help launch the two-day Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education "Stop It Now!" training program promoting safer community, awareness and a higher calling of social responsibility in the area of child sexual victimization by offering full-day sessions April 24-25.

The systemwide program, backed by Marie Conley, a member of the PASSHE board of governors who is serving as an intermediary between the national Stop It Now! organization and the system, will be offered in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center and will include representatives from other regional PASSHE universities.

April 18, 2014
New technology associate provost looks to SRU's future IT needs

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - John Ziegler, Slippery Rock University's new associate provost for information technology, is using his first two weeks on the job to assess the University's current state of technology, determine future needs and examine how better procedures might help improve technology campuswide.

He is also looking to finalize the implementation of a new email system for faculty and staff. An upgrade for students is currently under way.

April 18, 2014
SRU faculty student researchers find no link between self-esteem, good works

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - While many believe having high self-esteem will lead children to do good things, a study by Elizabeth Boerger, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of psychology, and her two student researchers, has found "it ain't necessarily so."

Their project "Does Feeling Good About Yourself Lead to Doing Good?" examined previously gathered and original research data to find that "feeling good about yourself does not predict doing good."

April 18, 2014
SRU names inaugural Norton scholars

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two Slippery Rock University students, Zoey Prokopiak, a physics major from Grove City, and Melanie Seymour, a psychology and philosophy major from Spring, Texas, have been awarded the initial Norton Undergraduate Research Scholarship created by SRU President Cheryl Norton and her husband, Henry.

The inaugural Norton Scholars will receive $500 each for research project work in their field of study.

April 18, 2014
SRU to dedicate new Veterans' Center

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will open a Student Veterans' Center with a 10:30 a.m., April 24, ceremony providing SRU students who are veterans, veteran-dependents, active duty personnel, reserve and National Guard members, and ROTC cadets a place to gather, share information and relax.

The center is located in 253 Smith Student Center.

April 18, 2014
Alumni Association names 'Young Alumni'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will present its annual Young Alumni Awards, honor the 2014 Outstanding Senior Man and Outstanding Senior Woman and award nearly $27,000 in scholarships as part of the April 26 SRU Alumni Association Annual Recognition and Awards Banquet.

The 6 p.m. banquet will be in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

April 18, 2014
SRU's Kaleidoscope celebrates communities, connections

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival is off and running with a trumpet and tuba concert set for tonight, one-minute lectures originally presented by famed orator Frederick Douglass slated for Tuesday and an artist-in-residence program with Roberto Sanchez Pierola planned for next week, all in an effort to celebrate regional communities and connections.

The festival, part of SRU's 125th anniversary, is the premiere arts event in the region. Hosted by SRU, this year's activities run through May 4.

April 18, 2014
SRU plans Patterson Hall ribbon cutting

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A ribbon-cutting ceremony and the opening of a time capsule sealed in 1958 will highlight the re-dedication of Slippery Rock University's Patterson Hall at 3 p.m., April 25, in the building's lobby.

The new academic building was remodeled from a former campus residence hall. It is now the home of the exercise and rehabilitative sciences, parks and recreation and criminology and criminal justice departments, SRU's Honors Program and the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research Office. A few art classes are also offered in the building.

April 18, 2014
Steele to conduct last flute concert

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Stacey Steele, 26-year assistant professor of music at Slippery Rock University, will conduct one last flute concert before hanging up her baton in retirement when the SRU Flute Choir performs at 7:30 p.m., April 22.

The concert is in Swope Music Hall.

April 18, 2014
SRU presents 'Too Many Sopranos'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's music department will present "Too Many Sopranos," a comic opera in two acts, at 7:30 p.m., April 30, in Swope Music Hall. Contestants from this year's Mr. and Ms. SRU bodybuilding contest will appear as special guests.

The opera, with libretto by Miki Lynn and music by Edwin Penhorwood, is under the direction of Christopher Scott, assistant professor of music at SRU.

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