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March 27, 2015
SRU's 13-day Kaleidoscope Arts Festival begins April 19

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University’s 14th annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival from April 19-May 1 will offer 30 dance, theatre, music and guest artist programs and talks. The 13-day festival also includes Children’s Day events, a film series and an art exhibit.

SRU students majoring in dance, theatre, music, creative writing and art will offer performances and exhibits. Theatre majors will present a production of Mark O’Rowe’s international sensation, “Terminus,” directed by David Skeele, SRU professor of theatre.

March 27, 2015
SRU seeks new data analytics master's program approval

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University could soon begin offering a master of science in data analytics following Council of Trustees action last Friday to forward the program proposal to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

The program, if approved, would prepare students to work in the growing field of big data analytics, use data analysis methods, use predictive modeling, maintain data security and communicate effectively with constituents.

March 27, 2015
SRU Holocaust Remembrance features French survivor

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Arlette Levy Baker, a Holocaust survivor, will be the speaker when Slippery Rock University hosts its annual Holocaust Remembrance Program at 4 p.m., April 7, in the Smith Student Center.

History is more interesting when your own family is involved, so this year's SRU University Holocaust Remembrance program will be of special interest to Eliott Baker, executive director of SRU's Office of Academic Records and Summer School. Arlette Baker is his aunt.

March 27, 2015
SRU's Valentine earns President's Excellence in Teaching Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When 99 percent of a Slippery Rock University professor's students rank his teaching as "effective" and say they "learned a lot," that professor clearly deserves the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Such is the case for David Valentine, currently serving as interim dean of SRU's School of Business, but nominated as a professor of computer science.

Valentine, who joined the SRU faculty in 2001, will receive the honor at SRU's Academic Honors and Leadership Convocation at 1:30 p.m., April 18, in Morrow Field House.

March 27, 2015
SRU Goalball Club making history at first-ever tournament

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Goalball players at Slippery Rock University and two West Coast institutions of higher education will make history this weekend when they play in the first-ever College Goalball National Tournament for college clubs.

Calahan Young, an SRU recreational therapy major from Irwin who has been legally blind since early childhood said, "I want to win, and I think the chances for our team are very good."

March 27, 2015
Snow crews overcome frigid winter conditions

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Hands down, Slippery Rock University's 19 grounds crew employees deserve kudos for their Herculean work to keep people safe this past winter by plowing sidewalks, parking lots and steps every time it snowed.

Ed Grossman, campus grounds supervisors, led the team through a winter that dumped more than 50 inches of snow on campus. Even when students and storm-monitoring parents called for closings or delays because of flash freezes, heavy accumulation or subzero temperatures, grounds crews tried to have campus plowed and salted before students and employees started arriving and continued throughout the day as conditions changed.

March 27, 2015
SRU dancers Hawaii bound, will study Asia-Pacific styles

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When 99 percent of a Slippery Rock University professor's students rank his teaching as "effective" and say they "learned a lot," that professor clearly deserves the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Such is the case for David Valentine, currently serving as interim dean of SRU's School of Business, but nominated as a professor of computer science.

Valentine, who joined the SRU faculty in 2001, will receive the honor at SRU's Academic Honors and Leadership Convocation at 1:30 p.m., April 18, in Morrow Field House.

March 27, 2015
SRU's ROCKOUT hosts gay issues lecture

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Ted Martin, executive director of Equality Pennsylvania and lead lobbyist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the commonwealth, will present a lecture titled "The Campaign for Fairness: Ensuring that all people, including LGBT people have opportunities in Pennsylvania" at 12:30 p.m., March 31, in the Smith Student Center.

The event is hosted by SRU's ROCKOUT.

March 27, 2015
SRU program aims to help kick-start Vet's businesses

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator's Veterans Outreach team will host its first Veteran's Entrepreneurial Resource Fair from 6-8 p.m., March 29, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

The event was created to help veterans and their family member interested in pursuing dreams of starting and owning their own businesses find information," said John Golden, SRU School of Business instructor and director of the SEA program.

March 27, 2015
SRU to host Brownie Girl Scouts for 'Super Saturday of Science'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eighty-four Girl Scouts from the Western Pennsylvania Council will visit campus from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 4, to participate in a Brownie "Super Saturday of Science."

SRU's National Science Teachers Association student chapter will host the event, which will be in the McKay Education Building.

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