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  • SRU student makes the cut to appear on the TV show “Forged in Fire” 8/16/2022

    Slippery Rock University students are often doing cutting-edge work in their field of study or disciplines, but one SRU student is getting attention on a national television show for taking the phrase literally. Eric Finch, a junior safety management major from Harmony and amateur bladesmith, will appear on an episode of “Forged in Fire,” a reality show where contestants forge bladed weapons for the approval of a panel of judges and a cash prize. The show featuring Finch will air 9 p.m., Aug. 17, on the History Channel.

  • Asher elected to ASA board, receives CWS award 8/16/2022

    Jana Asher, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of mathematics and statistics, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Statistical Association, the largest professional society of statisticians in the world.

  • Fleming earns College Media Association Advising Award 8/16/2022

    Brittany Fleming has been awarded the Distinguished Adviser Award for Multimedia Advising by the College Media Association.

  • Willford receives BDRP award and presents at conference 8/16/2022

    Jennifer Willford, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of psychology, has been recognized by the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention as an innovative scientist.

  • Eaton-Stull writes a chapter, presents at conferences 8/16/2022

    Yvonne Eaton-Stull wrote a chapter “The Gifts We Receive from Animals,” a book edited by Lori Kogan in which professionals engaged in therapy work discuss the unique impact animals have in the lives of those they help. 

  • Rogowitz recognized by U.S. Army Cadet Command 8/16/2022

    Bret Rogowitz, a Slippery Rock University instructor of homeland/corporate security and leadership, was selected as the U.S. Army Cadet Command Recruiting Operations Officer of the year.

  • CHANCE(LLOR) ENCOUNTER 8/12/2022

    Daniel Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, visited Slippery Rock University, Aug. 12. Greenstein met with members of SRU’s council of trustees and toured the University’s new engineering laboratories in the Physical Therapy Building.

  • SRU researchers examining effects of insecticides on human cells 8/11/2022

    Olivia Kaminski admits she didn’t know what imidacloprid was before agreeing to conduct research at Slippery Rock University studying its effects on human cells. But it’s possible that she, and anyone who eats non-organic produce from the grocery store, has eaten foods containing imidacloprid, the most widely used insecticide in the world.

  • SRU student exploring geometric manifolds as part of grant-funded project 8/10/2022

    In addition to his job as a chef at a local restaurant, Elijah Saesan is cooking up some geometric manifolds as a student researcher at Slippery Rock University this summer. A junior mathematics major from Rice’s Landing, south of Pittsburgh, Saesan is working closely with Kirk McDermott, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, on a faculty-student research project funded by SRU’s Summer Collaborative Research Experience grant program, which helps introduce undergraduate students to the world of academic research.

  • SRU implements two-year residence requirement, beginning Fall 2023 semester 8/9/2022

    Beginning in the fall of 2023, first-year full-time students will be required to live in University housing and purchase a meal plan for their freshman and sophomore years. From improving retention rates to better grades, decades of research has shown that living on campus results in a more productive and rewarding experience for students compared to those who live off-campus.

  • SRU kicking off 2022-23 academic year with Week of Welcome, Aug. 18-31 8/4/2022

    The traditional Week of Welcome at Slippery Rock University was created so first-year students could get acclimated to college life and living away from home for the first time. For faculty, staff and returning students, WOW is one of the things that makes SRU a special place to learn and work and a time to welcome the new members of the campus community.

  • SRU presents The Clarks and The Stickers for a VillageFest concert, Sept. 23 8/2/2022

    The Clarks and The Stickers are coming to The Rock. Slippery Rock University will present a VillageFest concert featuring two of the most popular bands from the Pittsburgh region, Sept. 23 at the Miller Theater inside the Performing Arts Center.

  • SRU student interning with School of American Ballet through arts diversity program 8/1/2022

    Tyler Anderson is certainly “dialed” in to his summer internship this summer at the School of American Ballet in New York City. Anderson, a Slippery Rock University senior dual dance and modern languages and cultures major from Allison Park, is among a select few college students working this summer through DIAL, the Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program, administered by the Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that advances the arts and arts education.

  • SRU alumna and former pole vaulter learning to walk again after car accident 7/27/2022

    Roxanne Dunn, a 2020 Slippery Rock University graduate and former pole vaulter, is regaining her ability to walk with assistance following a 2021 car accident in Butler County that left her ability to move on her own and have a normal life in doubt. Now living at home in Dover, Ohio, she’s coming to terms with what recovery and walking means to her.

  • SRU named a 2022-23 Military Support College of Distinction 7/22/2022

    Slippery Rock University was recently recognized by Colleges of Distinction (COD) for its dedication to helping military service members and military veterans overcome obstacles and achieve success. COD, an online guide for college-bound students, awarded SRU the 2022-23 Military Support Colleges of Distinction.  

  • SRU’s Colombian Dance Company, “Palenque,” Captivates the Audience at Pittsburgh’s August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) 7/20/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Department of Dance took its award-winning Palenque company to downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 16 to perform at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s (AWAACC) S.T.E.A.M. Family Day.

  • SUN, FUN AND SUSTAINABILITY 7/19/2022

    Slippery Rock University's Macoskey Center for Sustainability Education and Research hosted a summer day camp, July 18, for children ages 7-12

  • SRU trustees rescind proposed tuition increase in response to state’s approved budget 7/18/2022

    In a special meeting conducted virtually on July 18, the Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees voted to rescind a proposed 2% tuition increase for 2022-23 that was previously forwarded to the Office of the Chancellor, Dec. 10, 2021. This was done in response to the recently approved state 2022-23 budget providing additional funding to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. This action ensures that SRU’s tuition will remain the same for four straight years.

  • FORGING AHEAD 7/18/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Dance Department is hosting the FORGE Summer Dance Intensive, July 9-22. This program consists of a professional training workshop for dancers ages 15-18 and a college program for dancers older than 18.

  • SRU recognized for by Colleges of Distinction for its commitment to equity and inclusion 7/15/2022

    Colleges of Distinction has named Slippery Rock University a 2022-23 Equity & Inclusion College of Distinction in recognition of its dedication to equal opportunity for all students, faculty and staff. Institutions awarded the Equity & Inclusion badge are recognized for making “a concerted effort to promote fair treatment and access at all levels, with resources and programming that grant extra support to underrepresented communities.” COD is an online guide for college-bound students that honors colleges and universities throughout the U.S. for their excellence.

  • WHITE COAT AFFAIR 7/15/2022

    Forty-nine students from the Slippery Rock University Doctor of Physical Therapy program received their white coats at a ceremony, July 15, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU’s estate gift from Joe McCandless to support scholarship and schoolhouse 7/13/2022

    The largest gift ever contributed by a private individual to Slippery Rock University is even larger than expected. Last year, SRU received a record $1.1 million gift from the estate of Joseph McCandless, who passed away Jan. 14, 2020. The gift total now exceeds $1.8 million with the McCandless estate donating an additional $700,000 on June 24.

  • SRU providing career changers with a path to resolve statewide teacher shortage 7/12/2022

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is issuing 66% fewer teacher certifications than it did just a decade ago. This, combined with a surge in teacher retirements over the last few years, has created an alarming shortage of teachers in school districts across the state. Slippery Rock University, a longtime leader in teacher preparation, thinks it has a solution to this challenge – career changers.

  • SRU mourns the passing of women’s basketball coach Bobby McGraw 7/11/2022

    Slippery Rock University is mourning the death of head women's basketball coach Bobby McGraw, who passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 10.

  • SRU’s student career development recognized by Colleges of Distinction 7/8/2022

    Slippery Rock University has been honored by Colleges of Distinction for how well SRU prepares students for their next step after graduation. Colleges of Distinction, an online guide for college-bound students that honors colleges and universities throughout the U.S. for their excellence, recognized SRU with a 2022-23 Career Development badge. This badge isawarded to schools for their outstanding ability to prepare their students for their careers through integrated career exploration and preparation, accessible programs and career-centered staff.

  • External review reaffirms importance of SRU’s Rock Life program 7/6/2022

    Following an external review by independent consultants, Slippery Rock University will continue to offer its Rock Life program, which provides students with intellectual or developmental disabilities a path to competitive employment and lifelong wellness. Beginning in fall 2023, Rock Life will institute a redesigned curriculum as part of a four-year program. The external review included interviews with SRU administration and faculty; Rock Life program staff; Rock Life students, coaches and parents; representatives of the Student Affairs and Student Life offices; and community stakeholders.

  • SRU earns national endorsement for nursing programs from Colleges of Distinction 7/1/2022

    Slippery Rock University's nursing programs earned a national endorsement from the Colleges of Distinction (COD), an online guide for college-bound students that honors colleges and universities throughout the U.S. for their excellence. In addition to being named a 2022-23 College of Distinction, SRU received specialized recognition for its undergraduate nursing programs, which includes an online Bachelor of Science in nursing program for registered nurses.

  • SRU researchers are trying to reverse the obesity trend that is up 450% since the 1970s 6/29/2022

    Compared to their parents and grandparents, today’s college students suffer from obesity at much higher rates. Wenhao Liu, a Slippery Rock University professor of physical and health education, and Istvan Kovacs, an SRU associate professor of physical and health education, are trying to understand how to reverse that trend by studying more than 400 students who have taken SRU’s Wellness Through Movement class.

  • CONNECTING KIDS 6/29/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Recreational Therapy Program is hosted its annual Camp ROCK: Recreational Opportunities Connecting Kids, June 20 to July 1.

  • SRU’s RockTEACH program is inspiring BIPOC students to become teachers 6/27/2022

    A.J. Williams is a couple of months away from starting his senior year at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, but this student could be just a couple of years away from becoming a teacher. Williams was one of 11 high school students with an interest in teaching careers who attended the RockTEACH Summer Institute at Slippery Rock University, June 21-23. The program is intended to diversify the teacher workforce by promoting teacher education to underrepresented-minority high school students from low- to moderate-income households.

  • SRU education programs receive national endorsement from Colleges of Distinction 6/24/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s education programs earned a national endorsement from the Colleges of Distinction, an online guide for college-bound students that honors colleges and universities throughout the U.S. for their excellence. In addition to being named a 2022-23 College of Distinction, SRU received specialized recognition for their College of Education’s undergraduate experience.

  • SRU names Ursula Payne interim associate provost 6/23/2022

    Slippery Rock University today announced that Ursula Payne will serve as interim associate provost for the 2022-23 academic year. Payne, who is currently a professor of dance, will begin her new administrative role July 18.

  • SRU alum and ‘trailblazing’ Navy captain takes part in first all-women veterans honor flight 6/22/2022

    Kathy Contres, a 1977 Slippery Rock University graduate, was recently part of the first-ever, all-women honor flight, as more than 100 female veterans of the U.S. armed forces traveled by chartered plane from Sanford, Florida, to Washington, D.C., to visit the veterans memorials and other attractions in the nation’s capital. Contres was surprised to find even more recognition with her portrait displayed in the National Museum of the United States Navy for being one of the Navy's highest ranking Hispanic female line officers.

  • SRU alum and ‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan preserves stories in children’s book 6/21/2022

    More than 20,000 children living in southern Sudan lost their families, their homes and nearly all hope in 1987 because of a brutal civil war. Known as the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” these children walked more than a thousand miles to various refugee camps during the years that followed. Half of them died. Gabriel Ajang was among the survivors. A 2007 Slippery Rock University graduate, Ajang recently authored a children’s book to preserve the stories he was told before he was orphaned.

  • WITH OPEN ARMS 6/18/2022

    Prospective first-year and transfer college students got to experience The Rock, as Slippery Rock University hosted a Summer Open House, June 18.

  • SRU business programs recognized by Colleges of Distinction 6/17/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s business programs earned a national endorsement from the Colleges of Distinction, an online guide for college-bound students that honors colleges and universities throughout the U.S. for their excellence. In addition to being named a 2022-23 College of Distinction, SRU received specialized recognition for business.

  • SRU offering summer day camps for children to experience nature 6/15/2022

    School’s out for summer, but day camps are in at Slippery Rock University. SRU’s Macoskey Center for Sustainability Education and Research, along with the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center, are hosting various summer day camps for children ages 7-12. This year marks the first time in more than 20 years that the Macoskey Center is hosting regular summer day camps.

  • First National Bank brings innovative banking services to SRU 6/14/2022

    First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation, and Slippery Rock University today announced a new agreement to bring FNB’s banking services, innovative digital technology and financial education to the SRU community.

  • SRU student traces local history of settlements for former slaves 6/13/2022

    Juneteenth is a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States and the anniversary of the news reaching Texas on June 19, 1865. But refuge and freedom from bondage was realized for many former slaves who reached Pennsylvania decades prior on stops along what is known as the Underground Railroad. A Slippery Rock University student heard about such settlements in his community and decided to investigate further for a research paper that became more than just a class assignment.

  • SRU recognized as a 2022-23 national, state and public College of Distinction 6/10/2022

    Slippery Rock University continues to be recognized for its commitment to helping students learn, grow and succeed as SRU was named a 2022-23 College of Distinction, a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, and a Public College of Distinction. This marks the ninth consecutive year that SRU garnered these accolades from Colleges of Distinction, which is an online guide for college-bound students that honors colleges and universities throughout the U.S. for their excellence.

  • SRU recognizing its 2022 Rock Solid 10 Under 10 alumni June 11 6/8/2022

    A lot can be accomplished within a decade after graduating from Slippery Rock University, and that’s why the SRU Alumni Association continues to recognize young and recent alumni with the Rock Solid 10 Under 10, which will be presented at a ceremony, June 11, at the Smith Student Center. The award honors SRU alumni who graduated no more than 10 years ago and who have significant professional and personal accomplishments.

  • SRU chemistry researchers studying ways to fight bacterial infections 6/6/2022

    Those who use medicine to treat high blood pressure must be aware of the harmful side effects. Researchers at Slippery Rock University, however, are using one type of blood pressure medication for its beneficial side effects. They aren’t ingesting the drug but rather creating compounds with it that could treat completely different ailments such as bacterial infections.

  • SRU trustees honor Bejbl and Motyl, rename softball field at quarterly business meeting 6/3/2022

    The Slippery Rock University council of trustees took action on several items and honored a late SRU alumnus and a retiring SRU administrator at the council’s quarterly business meeting, June 3, at the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU students research cultural context in music education 6/1/2022

    Awareness of culture and context are important in any classroom, but they particularly need to be assessed by music educators who might consider incorporating anything from Beethoven to Beyonce in their programming. Faculty-student research projects at Slippery Rock University are examining the social and emotional aspects of music education, as well as the differences between types of school districts for which programming is implemented.

  • SRU trustees to meet June 2-3 5/31/2022

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet June 2-3. Committee meetings scheduled for both days, as well as the 11 a.m., June 3, quarterly business meeting, will take place in the Smith Student Center, Room 321.

  • NEXT STOP: KINDERGARTEN 5/31/2022

    There was one more graduation ceremony at Slippery Rock University this academic year. The SRU/Slippery Rock Student Government Association Preschool and Child Care Center hosted its 2022 Preschool Graduation, May 31.

  • SRU researchers exploring low-cost, additive manufacturing process 5/27/2022

    There are many ways to ease the ongoing stress to the world’s supply chain, and one way is by developing better manufacturing techniques, especially ones that can be used by small businesses. A faculty-student research team at Slippery Rock University is working on a project using a conveyor belt 3D printer in a process known as additive manufacturing.

  • SRU faculty-student team studies lack of access to pre-K programs 5/25/2022

    Pre-kindergarten programs such as preschool, child care and Head Start are critical to a child’s development. Michelle Amodei, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of elementary education and early childhood, has been studying this aspect of early childhood development for years. And when administrators at Grove City Area School District approached Amodei with concerns of lack of participation in pre-K programs by their students, she offered to take up a research project with the help of one of her students who graduated from Grove City Area.

  • SRU named one of Money’s 2022 Best Colleges 5/23/2022

    Money.com has named Slippery Rock University to its 2022 Best Colleges list, ranking the top colleges and universities for students’ investments. Money scored more than 600 institutions based on quality, affordability and outcomes, to come up with its rankings. Using data such as net price of a degree, loan repayment rates, median earnings, and four other "value added" calculations, Money measured a school’s actual performance against its predicted performance.

  • SRU researchers study Spanish-speaking immigrants’ interactions with physicians 5/19/2022

    Being able to successfully communicate and relate to one another’s cultures are competencies that can benefit people engaged in business and the world at large. But for health care providers, cultural competencies can be the difference between life and death. A great example of this is how Spanish-speaking immigrants in the U.S. receive health care. Researchers at Slippery Rock University conducted a study examining how intercultural communication influences the acceptance of the best possible health care by Hispanic patients.

  • SRU names Michael Zieg interim provost 5/19/2022

    Slippery Rock University President William Behre today announced that Michael Zieg has been appointed interim provost, effective immediately and extending through the 2022-23 academic year.

  • SRU receives state grant to fund student internships with local manufacturers 5/17/2022

    Slippery Rock University students and three western Pennsylvania manufacturing companies will benefit from an internship program funded by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. Gov. Tom Wolf has announced SRU as the recipient of a $179,181 grant through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program, which will support a student internship program at food and beverage manufacturing facilities in Allegheny, Butler and Erie counties.

  • SRU alumna Victoria Lightfoot surprised with the prestigious Milken Educator Award 5/13/2022

    On the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6, Victoria Lightfoot suspected her school or maybe another teacher there was getting an award, but instead the Slippery Rock University graduate was presented the Milken Educator Award by the Milken Family Foundation, along with a check for $25,000.

  • SRU public health professor studies why adolescents quit using e-cigarettes 5/11/2022

    Researchers continue to study the short-term effects of a public health concern that became dire after a 2019 outbreak, which could have serious long-term health risks. This might sound like COVID-19, but it’s actually the use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping. Nikhil Ahuja, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, has been studying tobacco control for more than seven years, particularly the use of e-cigarettes, which contain nicotine and have become a problem among youths.

  • CAP-ITAL IDEAS! 5/10/2022

    Slippery Rock University's 2022 Spring Commencement ceremonies May 6-7 at Morrow Field House provided a time for celebration and individual expression.

  • Presidential Search Committee seeks campus and community input 5/9/2022

    The search process for the next president of Slippery Rock University has begun with the formation of the search committee, an initial search committee meeting, and campus listening sessions with RPA Inc., the search firm retained to assist the University in finding a successor to SRU President William Behre.

  • SRU professor explains ‘adventure journalism’ in award-winning book 5/9/2022

    There are many intrepid reporters who would consider the way they find and gather stories to be adventurous, but the term “adventure journalism” was coined by a Slippery Rock University professor and her co-editors of a book on the topic, describing the type of reporting that was popular in America during the late 19th century.

  • CONGRATS, CLASS OF ’22 5/7/2022

    More than 1,200 Slippery Rock University undergraduates had their degrees conferred as SRU hosted its spring commencement ceremonies, May 7, at Morrow Field House.

  • FRI-YAY! 5/6/2022

    There were two ceremonies Friday night at Slippery Rock University. First, the U.S. Army ROTC program hosted its commissioning ceremony at the Smith Student Center, as 11 cadets were commissioned as officers with the rank of second lieutenant.

  • Silvestro’s article published in Technical Communication Quarterly 5/6/2022

    John Silvestro, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of English, recently authored an article that was published in Technical Communication Quarterly, a peer-review journal of research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts.

  • Micsky conducts online workshop and continuing education course 5/6/2022

    Tami Micsky, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, recently led two online programs for the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors and Continued.com, an online continuing education provider.

  • Asher named chair of ISI committee 5/6/2022

    Jana Asher, a Slippery Rock University professor of mathematics and statistics, was appointed as the chair of the International Statistical Institute’s History of Statistics Committee.

  • ODE TO OT’S 5/5/2022

    Thirty-four graduates from Slippery Rock University’s class of 2022 Doctor of Occupational Therapy program presented their capstone research and participated in a pinning and award ceremony, May 4 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom, marking the completion of their three-year program.

  • Ten best places to study on SRU’s campus 5/4/2022

    It’s finals week at Slippery Rock University and students can be seen on campus studying for their exams at various locations. Among the 660 acres and more than 60 buildings, there are many nooks you can find to hit the books. But which are the best places on campus? Two of SRU’s peer academic coaches, a group of students who work in the Center for Career and Academic Progress, have offered their recommendations of the top study spots at SRU.

  • SRU cadets receive branch assignments and 11 will be commissioned at May 6 ceremony 5/3/2022

    Thirteen senior cadets from the U.S. Army ROTC program at Slippery Rock University received their branch assignments and they will soon be commissioned as officers with the rank of second lieutenant, including 11 who will participate in SRU’s commissioning ceremony, May 6, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SHOOT THE MOON 5/3/2022

    One of the many traditions at Slippery Rock University is the students enjoying Moonlight Breakfast the evening before final exams begin.

  • SRU professors and students present at SHAPE America conference 5/3/2022

    Several Slippery Rock University faculty, students and alumni had their work presented at the 2022 SHAPE America National Convention and Expo, April 26-30, in New Orleans.

  • SRU hosting four spring commencement ceremonies, May 6-7 5/2/2022

    More than 1,600 eligible graduates are expected to receive their degrees as Slippery Rock University hosts its spring 2022 commencement ceremonies, May 6-7, at Morrow Field House. The graduate studies ceremony is 6 p.m., May 6, followed by three undergraduate ceremonies May 7, with the College of Business at 9 a.m., the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education at 1 p.m., and the College of Health, Engineering and Science at 5 p.m.

  • THE ROCK SAYS, ‘F-I-I-I-I-I-NALLY…’ 5/2/2022

    May 2 was an important day at Slippery Rock University, and not because it was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s birthday, but rather students at The Rock had their final day of classes for the spring 2022 semester.

  • SRU Army ROTC cadets recognized at Spring Awards Ceremony 4/29/2022

    Cadets from Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC program were recognized for their outstanding achievements and leadership at the Frontier Battalion’s 2022 Spring Awards Ceremony, April 28, at the Slippery Rock Township Building. The Frontier Battalion consists of cadets from SRU and Clarion University.

  • SRU Presidential Search Committee announces virtual town halls for campus and local communities 4/29/2022

    The Slippery Rock University Presidential Search Committee has announced four virtual town hall meetings, set for May 5, for various campus and community groups to offer input on the selection process of SRU’s next president.

  • Yamamoto selected to serve on ACTFL Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce 4/29/2022

    Junko Yamamoto, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education and foundations of education, was selected to serve on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce.

  • Benkeser receives Outstanding Nursing Alumni Award 4/29/2022

    Kristina Benkeser, Slippery Rock University director of student health and wellness, was selected by the Ball State University Nursing Alumni Society as a recipient of its Outstanding Nursing Alumni award for 2022.

  • SRU engineering students build and program robots for engaging class project 4/28/2022

    Students in an electrical engineering class at Slippery Rock University are becoming less robotic in their learning by building robots from scratch. A semester-long project that combines several skills could have involved memorizing inputs and outputs of circuitry and computer code to program robots, but humans learning differently. A better approach is through competition and hands-on experiences.

  • Presidential Search Committee adds additional listening sessions April 29 4/28/2022

    The Slippery Rock University Presidential Search Committee has added two more listening sessions for April 29 in order to solicit input from members of the University community about the selection of SRU’s next president.

  • SRU selects Brooklyn Graham as its next student trustee 4/27/2022

    Brooklyn Graham, a Slippery Rock University junior political science major from Kittanning, will be joining the SRU council of trustees as its next student trustee. Graham was selected to fill the one seat on the 12-member COT designated for a full-time SRU undergraduate student. The student trustee has the same voting privileges as other trustees.

  • SRU history professor documents Black activists’ stories with ‘A Brick and a Bible’ 4/26/2022

    When many people traditionally think of the American Midwest, the images of “amber waves of grain” and the stolid farmer come to mind, not groups of women factory workers or Black activists. Melissa Ford, a Slippery Rock University assistant history professor, was raised in Missouri, known as the Show Me State, and she authored a book to help show others that there’s more to the history of Midwestern cities than people, including her, were led to believe.

  • SRU research team wins MAR-AMTA award 4/26/2022

    A Slippery Rock University interdisciplinary research team won an award for outstanding professional quantitative research by the Mid-Atlantic Region of the of the American Music Therapy Association.

  • Mano awarded scholarship from Rizing Tide Foundation 4/26/2022

    Nanami Mano, a 2021 Slippery Rock University graduate with a doctoral degree in physical therapy, was awarded the Surge scholarship from the Rizing Tide Foundation, an organization with a mission to bridge the diversity gap in the physical therapy profession.

  • SRU seats Presidential Search Committee representatives 4/25/2022

    The Slippery Rock University council of trustees took another step forward in the process of selecting a new president for the University when they approved to recommend membership for the Presidential Search Committee to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education for final approval, April 22, via Zoom.

  • RETURN TO EARTH 4/25/2022

    After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SRU hosted its annual Earth Fest celebration, April 23, at the Macoskey Center for Sustainability, Education and Research.

  • SRU acquires race car that will be used by new club 4/25/2022

    Coming to a speedway soon: Rock Racing. No, this is not some competitive sport for cavemen, but rather a new club at Slippery Rock University that is preparing for a green flag to drop on an upcoming intercollegiate auto racing circuit. This venture will take at least a year, but the Rock Racing Club at SRU has taken an important step by acquiring a car that was purchased by SRU’s School of Engineering.

  • A ‘FANTASTICK’ SHOW 4/22/2022

    The Slippery Rock University Theatre Department’s production of the musical “The Fantasticks” opened April 22 in the Stoner East Black Box Theater.

  • SRU honoring those who ‘break barriers’ for students with disabilities 4/22/2022

    The name of two awards at Slippery Rock University couldn’t be more fitting for describing what their recipients do: reducing and removing barriers for people with disabilities. The SRU President’s Commission for Disability Issues is presenting its 2022 Breaking Barriers Awards at a private ceremony on campus, April 25.

  • Musyt elected program coordinator of MAA special interest group 4/22/2022

    Jeffrey Musyt, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, has been elected program coordinator for the Math Circles for Students and Teachers Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America.

  • Eaton-Stull writes two chapters for Social Workers’ Desk Reference 4/22/2022

    Yvonne Eaton-Stull, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of public health and social work, wrote two chapters in a recently published book, Social Workers’ Desk Reference, Fourth Edition.

  • SRU celebrates its ‘rising stars’ at annual awards ceremony 4/21/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership presented its 2021-22 Rising Star Student Involvement Awards, April 20, at the Smith Student Center.

  • SRU hosting Holocaust remembrance speaker, April 28 4/20/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Holocaust Remembrance Program will offer a different type of message this year, but the goal remains the same: to educate the public about the genocide that took place during World War II. SRU will host “Reflections on the Holocaust: Reaching Across an Ocean,” 3:30 p.m., April 28, at the Miller Theater at the Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the SRU History, Political Science and Music departments. The event is free and open to the public.

  • SRU student advocates for bone marrow donations through ‘Be the Match’ 4/19/2022

    Many Slippery Rock University students have interesting life experiences encountering both adversity and advocacy. One such example of is Madalyn Mote, a junior early childhood education major from Gibsonia. In 2016, Mote's younger brother, Nicholas, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a disease in which the body fails to produce blood cells, and he was in need of bone marrow. Mote then sprang into action.

  • Jones recognized for poetry at Sigma Tau Delta conference 4/19/2022

    Isabella Jones, a Slippery Rock University senior secondary education-English major from Erie, won second place in the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention’s Isabel Sparks President’s Awards, given to the best presentations by active student members of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society.

  • SRU aquatics minors awarded scholarships 4/19/2022

    Three Slippery Rock University aquatics minors each received scholarships from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.

  • SRU students sharing research virtually at April 21 symposium 4/18/2022

    Have you ever wanted to learn what Slippery Rock University students are researching? SRU’s Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity is the perfect opportunity to get a sampling of students’ work, and it can be done through the convenience of an online platform with the opportunity to chat live with presenters or watch recorded presentations. The symposium will occur April 21, online with live oral presentations and performances from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and poster presentations with live online chats with presenters from 12:30-1:45 p.m., which is Common Hour, a time on campus when there are no classes scheduled.

  • SRU students elect Hannah D’Egidio as SRSGA president 4/18/2022

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association recently elected its executive officers for the2022-23 academic year at Slippery Rock University. Hannah D’Egidio, a junior dual music education and political science major from Industry, was elected SGA president. Student voting was conducted April 4-6 on CORE, SRU’s online platform for student clubs and organizations, and nearly 800 votes were cast, the most since 2017.

  • SRU’s Macoskey Center to host annual Earth Fest, April 23 4/15/2022

    With environmental concerns and sustainability continuing to be hot topics around the globe, there’s one way to engage in these issues locally, while also having fun, and that’s by attending Slippery Rock University’s Earth Fest celebration.

  • GOOD NIGHT OUT 4/15/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s President’s Commission on Gender Identity, Expression and Sexual Orientation hosted its Night Out 2022, April 14, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom, as GIESO recognized the achievements of graduating seniors and presented the “Breaking the Silence” and Student Leadership awards.

  • WHERE ART THOU, ALUMNI? 4/15/2022

    More than 20 Slippery Rock University alumni contributed artwork to the SRU Art Alumni Exhibition, which was opened at the Martha Gault Art Gallery from March 23 to April 14 and culminated with a reception at the gallery, April 14.

  • Brimkov publishes paper, gives two presentations 4/15/2022

    Boris Brimkov, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, recently co-wrote a paper that was published in a peer-reviewed journal and he presented at two conferences last month.

  • Silva presents at international library conference 4/15/2022

    Judy Silva, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, librarian and archivist at Bailey Library, presented at the 2022 Art Libraries Society of North America Conference, April 8 in Chicago.

  • SRU’s BFA Senior Dance Concert culminates student research, April 23 4/14/2022

    Bachelor of Fine Arts dance majors at Slippery Rock University will close the book on their research by finishing the epilogue, that is, presenting at “The Epilogue: a BFA Senior Dance Concert,” 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., April 23, at the Stoner West Dance Studio Theater. The concert, hosted by the SRU Dance Department, will feature choreography and performances by nine senior BFA dance students as well as work set by Atlanta-based choreographer Lashonda Johnson.

  • SOUNDS OF SPRING 4/14/2022

    The Slippery Rock University Concert Band performed its annual Spring Concert, April 13, at Miller Theater.

  • SRU places second as hosts of national debate championship 4/14/2022

    There are many national debates that make their way onto college campuses, from the made-for-television events featuring U.S. presidential candidates to made-from-social-media memes that spark conversations in classrooms and dining halls. Meanwhile, a national debate quite literally occurred at Slippery Rock University last week as the Debate Society at SRU hosted the 2022 National Educational Debate Association National Championship, April 8-9.

  • SRU English instructor’s novel about driverless cars, ‘Test Drive,’ set to release 4/13/2022

    Like any emerging technology, driverless cars and autonomous vehicles have certain limitations, with everything from public acceptance and logistical concerns to costs and access. The same goes for people writing about the driverless car sector and describing what’s possible or what could happen in the industry. A Slippery Rock University professor is navigating new roads and contributing new ideas to the topic of driverless cars thanks to his creative outlet of fiction writing.

  • K-9 unit visits Criminology Club at SRU 4/12/2022

    In the interest of Justice, the Criminology Club at Slippery Rock University recently welcomed a special guest to campus. “Justice” is the name of a 3-year-old German wirehaired pointer that is part of the K-9 unit with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department. Sgt. Harry Callithen and Justice visited with SRU students from the Criminology Club, April 8, at SRU’s ski lodge, for a presentation to show the capabilities of the K-9 unit to students who are aspiring law enforcement professionals.

  • VOICING MESSAGES OF HOPE 4/12/2022

    In recognition of April being National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Victim Outreach Intervention Center in Butler County partnered with Slippery Rock University’s Office of Health Promotion and its HOPE Peer Educators to address sexual violence prevention.

  • SRU students place second at accounting competition 4/12/2022

    A team of three accounting students representing Slippery Rock University earned second-place honors at the 2022 Institute of Internal Auditors, Pittsburgh Chapter, Presentation Contest.

  • The Rocket earns five PNA Keystone Media Awards 4/12/2022

    The Rocket, the student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, won five categories in the 2022 Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Student Keystone Media Awards.

  • SRU’s animal-assisted intervention programs gaining more than just emotional support 4/11/2022

    Tales of dogs rescuing people might not seem so waggish now that health care providers, schools and other organizations are realizing the benefits of animal-assisted intervention and therapy. Just ask Nicole Osgood, a medical social worker for the Butler Health System. Osgood earned two degrees from Slippery Rock University and a certificate in animal-assisted social work, all while learning the impact of the human-animal bond through her classes and experiences with community outreach programs.

  • SRU recognizes Micsky and Willford with 2022 President’s Awards for Outstanding Academic Advising 4/8/2022

    Academic advising by a professor is crucial to college students’ success, which is why each year Slippery Rock University recognizes its faculty with the President's Award for Outstanding Academic Advising. There are two winners of the award in 2022, one in the Emerging category, for faculty members with fewer than three years of advising experience, and the Established category, for those with three or more years. Tami Micsky, an assistant professor of public health and social work, is the Emerging winner, and Jennifer Willford, associate professor of psychology, is the Established winner.

  • Five SRU women and allies of distinction recognized 4/8/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s President’s Commission on Women and the Gender Studies Program presented its 2022 Women and Ally of Distinction Award Winners, March 29, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU adds fourth spring 2022 commencement ceremony 4/7/2022

    Slippery Rock University today announced that its spring 2022 commencement ceremonies, May 6-7 at the Morrow Field House, are expanding from three ceremonies to four to accommodate an increased number of eligible graduates expected to attend. The 6 p.m., May 6 ceremony for graduate students will remain as scheduled, but the undergraduate ceremonies for May 7 are now 9 a.m. for the College of Business, 1 p.m. for the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education, and 5 p.m. for the College of Health, Engineering and Science.

  • SRU welcomes Murray Jennex to discuss cybersecurity at April 12 event 4/7/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Cyberspace Event is going hybrid. Cyberspace is a biannual meeting hosted by SRU's Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing to address issues related to the cybersecurity industry with invited speakers and presentations by SRU students. This year’s event will occur in two concurrent formats, via Zoom and in-person, 12:30-2 p.m., April 12, at the Vincent Science Center, Room 105. The event is free and open to the public and registration is available online.

  • SRU organizations team up to host professional development event, April 21 4/7/2022

    As college students begin searching for their first internship or entry-level job, they might need help setting themselves apart in the job market. That is why two student organizations at Slippery Rock University are joining forces to host a professional development event, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 21, in Watson Hall, Room 233. Rock PRSSA, the student-run public relations firm at SRU, and the Student Nonprofit Alliance, a pre-professional association for SRU students planning to work in the nonprofit sector, will each have stations to provide professional development materials.

  • SRU honors campus community members at 2022 Celebration of Achievement 4/6/2022

    Slippery Rock University hosted its annual Celebration of Achievement awards ceremony April 5, at the Smith Student Center, recognizing faculty and students for their outstanding contributions in the areas of academics, research, scholarship, creative activities and more.

  • TOUR DEFOOR(S) 4/5/2022

    Timothy DeFoor, Pennsylvania's auditor general, visited Slippery Rock University, April 5, to tour campus and visit with SRU students, faculty and administrators, including SRU President William Behre.

  • Schmeltz co-authors OT Practice article 4/5/2022

    Bernadette Schmeltz, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of occupational therapy, co-authored in OT Practice, a clinical and professional magazine in field of occupational therapy published by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

  • Myers wins ‘Best History Paper’ at The Examined Life conference 4/5/2022

    Kaitlyn Myers, a Slippery Rock University junior English writing major from Cochranton, was awarded “Best History Paper” for her presentation at The Examined Life, an undergraduate conference on the liberal arts hosted by Saint Francis University, March 26.

  • SRU recognizing civic engagement with three annual President’s Awards 4/4/2022

    Even though civic engagement at a college or university involves contributions from and benefits to large groups from communities, recognizing these efforts requires calling out individuals. That’s why Slippery Rock University annually highlights students, employees and community partners for their civic engagement. The 2022 President’s Awards for Civic Engagement include three citations, the President's Student Civic Leadership Award, President's Civic Engagement Ambassador Award and the President's Community Partner Award, which will be presented at the University’s Celebration of Achievement ceremony, 5-7 p.m., April 5, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom A.

  • SRU honoring Chen and Mistretta with 2022 President’s Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement 4/1/2022

    Professors do more than just teach students. There are service and scholarship components to the contributions they make to their professions that sometimes go unnoticed. That’s one of the many reasons why Slippery Rock University recognizes faculty with the President’s Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement. The annual award recognizes works from the SRU community that were published, presented, developed or performed in the last three years.

  • SRU’s 2022 Giving Day raises more than $650,000 4/1/2022

    Slippery Rock University's sixth annual Giving Day, March 25, raised more than $650,000, exceeding the organizers’ goal of $500,000, as a total of 1,531 donors contributed to this year’s campaign.

  • SRU selected as a self-study training exemplar by MSCHE 4/1/2022

    Slippery Rock University was selected by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a model for other institutions who are preparing to submit their self-studies to earn reaffirmation of accreditation.

  • SRU Art Alumni Exhibition open through April 14 3/31/2022

    If you walk through the Martha Gault Art Gallery at Slippery Rock University now through April 14, you’ll find art from a variety of media, including ceramics, drawings, fiber arts, metals and paintings, and you might even “Encounter The Purpose of Living.” That’s the title of a mixed-media sculpture by John Seitz, who is one of more than 20 alumni who contributed to the SRU Art Alumni Exhibition, hosted by the SRU Art Department.

  • SRU’s PA program granted full accreditation by ARC-PA 3/31/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Master of Science in physician assistant studies program is now fully accredited. SRU was recently granted “accreditation-continued” status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. As is customary with new programs, SRU’s PA program previously had provisional accreditation status since it was launched in 2016 and the program has undergone several reviews.

  • SRU hosting first annual Student Employee Appreciation Celebration, April 7 3/30/2022

    The Slippery Rock University Payroll and Student Employment Office is giving back to the student workforce by hosting a Student Employee Appreciation Celebration. The celebration will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 7, in The Quad. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will take place in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU recognizes employees for outstanding service and milestones 3/29/2022

    Slippery Rock University recognized several employees for their service to the institution at its Spring Assembly, March 29, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom, including three SRU employees who received the 2022 President's Awards for Outstanding Service.

  • SRU cadets fly in Black Hawk helicopters from campus to field training exercise 3/29/2022

    On a typical Thursday morning, Asher Myers would be sitting in his Principles of Industrial Hygiene class at Slippery Rock University. But on March 24, Myers and 20 other junior cadets from SRU’s Army ROTC unit found themselves in a very different type of classroom: strapped inside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, 2,500 feet above campus.

  • Hicks appointed to Slippery Rock Borough Council 3/29/2022

    John Hicks, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education and foundations of education, was recently named to the Slippery Rock Borough Council.

  • Jenny, Jeu edit esports journal 3/29/2022

    Seth Jenny, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, serves as the senior editor of the International Journal of Esports, a peer-reviewed academic journal that takes an in-depth look at competitive gaming and esports.

  • Registration for SRU’s Summer Session classes begins April 4 3/28/2022

    Spring has just sprung but college students should start to consider the options to bloom this summer, as in registering for classes to make further progress in toward their degrees. Slippery Rock University offers more than 500 summer classes that are being offered May 11 to July 26.

  • SRU corporate security majors interning with Pfizer as part of new agreement 3/28/2022

    Pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer are well known for making vaccines that protect people from COVID-19, but those same companies need to be protected from all sorts of risks as well. That protection is now becoming well known to Slippery Rock University students who are benefitting from two internship agreements between Pfizer and SRU’s Homeland and Corporate Security Studies Department.

  • SRU’s safety management program ranked nationally by Best Health Degrees 3/25/2022

    Slippery Rock University was ranked by Best Health Degrees on its list of the Top 25 Best Bachelor’s in Occupational Health and Safety Programs for 2022. Best Health Degrees is an online resource that provides information for aspiring health care professionals about health care degrees and programs.

  • Kuzar named park manager at Washington Crossing 3/25/2022

    Mike Kuzar, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in park and resource management, was named manager of Washington Crossing Historic Park by Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

  • Cooper named director of athletics at Heidelberg University 3/25/2022

    Greg Cooper, a 2018 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master’s degree in sport management, was recently named the director of athletics at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.

  • SRU names Christine Karshin as dean of the new College of Health Professions 3/24/2022

    Slippery Rock University today announced the hiring of Christine Karshin as dean of the College of Health Professions. Karshin, who is currently the associate dean of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Health and Human Services, will start her role at SRU June 21.

  • MIRRORED BALL 3/24/2022

    The Mirrorball Trophy wasn’t presented, but Slippery Rock University students and professors did their best to replicate “Dancing with the Stars” with “Dancing with the SRU Stars,” March 23 at Stoner West Dance Studio Theater.

  • SRU hosting author Deesha Philyaw for Common Read, March 31 3/23/2022

    “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies” is not so hush-hush anymore at Slippery Rock University now that more than 1,300 students were assigned to read the book written by Pittsburgh-based author Deesha Philyaw. Making the text even more widely known on campus is Philyaw coming to SRU to discuss her book as part of Common Read, an event hosted by the English Department and the College of Liberal Arts, 7 p.m., March 31, at the Miller Theater in the Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public and Philyaw will be available to sign copies of her book afterward.

  • SRU welcomes Robert George and Cornel West to campus for ‘A Civil Discourse,’ April 21 3/22/2022

    Described by multiple national media outlets as the “ideological odd couple,” guest speakers Robert George and Cornel West are coming to Slippery Rock University to share a message of unity to eradicate discrimination and racism. The event, titled “A Civil Discourse,” will occur 7 p.m., April 21, at the Miller Theater in the Performing Arts Center. The event is open to SRU students, faculty, staff and other invited guests. Admission is free, but tickets are required for entry, and they can be obtained online.

  • GRINNIN’ WITH A RIBBON 3/22/2022

    Slippery Rock University students who made the dean’s list for the fall 2021 semester received ribbons commemorating their achievement at a ceremony, March 22, at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • SRU faculty and students recognized at marketing conference 3/22/2022

    Nan Nicholls and Kurt Schimmel, Slippery Rock University professors of management and marketing, along with Cody Nicastro, a senior dual psychology and communication major from Natrona Heights, coauthored a paper that won Best Faculty Paper at the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference, March 17-19, in Chicago.

  • The Rocket recognized at CMA conference 3/22/2022

    The Rocket, the student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, sent eight members of their staff to the 2022 College Media Association Conference, March 9-12, in New York City.

  • SRU’s parks and conservation professor recognized for excellence in teaching 3/21/2022

    Shawn Davis, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, has been recognized by SRU with the 2021-22 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors faculty for their commitment to teaching beyond contractual obligations, engaging and innovative teaching practices, and scholarly growth.

  • SRU’s sixth annual Giving Day is March 25 3/18/2022

    Thanks to generous support from alumni and the campus community, Giving Day at Slippery Rock University keeps getting bigger and better every year since the University started the annual fundraising event in 2017. For the sixth annual Giving Day, March 25, the goal is to raise $500,000, a number that might have seemed unattainable in previous years.

  • Professors and students competing at ‘Dancing with the SRU Stars,’ March 23 3/17/2022

    Just like on the reality television show “Dancing with the Stars,” where celebrities learn to dance and compete with one another while partnered with a professional dancer, there’s a similar event at Slippery Rock University. The dancers are students, and the “celebrities” are, well, at least well-known professors to those taking their classes who could achieve greater fame if they win the SRU competition, 7 p.m., March 23, at the Dance Studio Theater in Stoner West.

  • FULL DANCE CARD 3/17/2022

    More than 200 dance faculty and students from more than 15 institutions are attending the 2022 American College Dance Association's Mid-Atlantic North Conference, March 16-19, at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU’s Butler SUCCEED seeks project proposals from the community 3/16/2022

    The Slippery Rock University Center for Community Engagement, Empowerment and Development, known as Butler SUCCEED, is inviting Butler County organizations, businesses, individuals or groups to partner together on initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region and consequently encourage young people to reside in the county.

  • SRU exercise science researchers conducting biomechanics study of the plank hold 3/14/2022

    The plank hold is a popular strength exercise comparable to the pushup or situp for its simplicity and use of a person’s body weight. Planks are done in a pushup position but instead of moving up and down, a person holds their body for a duration of time while keeping their forearms on the ground. It’s something that a faculty-student research team at Slippery Rock University is studying by comparing the plank to other types of exercises that engage the core muscles.

  • SRU political science class analyzing effects of war in Ukraine with online simulation 3/11/2022

    As the world follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, students in an introductory political science class at Slippery Rock University are role-playing what they would do as world leaders. Nicholas Spina, assistant professor of political science, is using an online simulator called Statecraft in his 100-level International Relations class to help students better understand the interdependencies of nations, especially in a time of military conflict.

  • O’Connor serves as consultant for book about literary journals 3/11/2022

    Mark O’Connor, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of English and adviser for SLAB, the literary magazine at SRU, recently served as a consultant for a new book about undergraduate literary journals.

  • WSRU-FM offering online streaming through new website and app 3/11/2022

    WSRU-FM, the student-run radio station at Slippery Rock University, has a new website and mobile app.

  • SRU hosting ACDA conference and dance concerts, March 16-19 3/10/2022

    Attendees at an upcoming dance conference hosted by Slippery Rock University are finally “coming to their senses,” a phrase that is the theme for the 2022 American College Dance Association's Mid-Atlantic North Conference, March 16-19, at SRU’s Performing Arts Complex. The conference is for faculty and students to celebrate dance in higher education and share research and other information about their discipline. The event also includes two concerts for which the public can purchase tickets to attend.

  • SRU students offered advice for making the most of their spring break 3/10/2022

    As the halfway mark of the semester approaches, Slippery Rock University students are gearing up for spring break, March 12-20. This time of the year brings fatigue and stress to many students, but SRU has a plethora of resources available, supporting both their academic life and mental health, beyond simply not having to attend classes for a week.

  • State grant approved to fund new ROTC and police facility at SRU 3/9/2022

    Two groups whose job is to protect and serve will be stationed in a new facility overlooking Slippery Rock University’s campus. Pennsylvania’s Office of the Budget has awarded funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will be used to develop land on the north side of SRU’s campus and build a facility that will house SRU’s U.S. Army ROTC program and the University Police Department.

  • SRU alumnus promoted to chief ranger of Everglades National Park 3/8/2022

    As a college student in the late 1980s, Tom Iandimarino attended Slippery Rock University, which is located in a small corner of Butler County, but now it’s his job to protect land that’s roughly the size of three Butler counties combined. Iandimarino, a 1989 SRU graduate with a degree in resource management, was recently hired as the chief ranger of Everglades National Park in Florida, which is one of the top 10 largest parks in the U.S. National Park Service. But this is not a traditional park with trees and mountain vistas.

  • Lark appointed member of PA Horse Racing Commission 3/8/2022

    Robert Lark, a 1966 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in secondary education-social studies, was recently appointed as a member of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission.

  • Baker joins New York Giants coaching staff 3/8/2022

    Angela Baker, a 2021 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, was hired by the New York Giants, joining the NFL team’s coaching staff as a minority coaching fellow and offensive quality control coach.

  • SRU’s Marching Pride selected to perform at 2024 London New Year’s Day Parade 3/7/2022

    London came calling on Slippery Rock University, and it was a complete surprise to members of SRU’s marching band, the Marching Pride. What band members were told was an informational meeting in the Swope Music Hall with a guest speaker was actually a special reveal, that the Marching Pride has been selected to perform in the 2024 London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival. The parade happens each year in front of a half million spectators on the streets of London, England, and tens of millions of television viewers.

  • SRU’s Army ROTC program hosts annual Arctic Ranger Challenge 3/7/2022

    An event called the Arctic Ranger Challenge might seem like something akin to a survival contest while snowbound or some sort of polar plunge. At Slippery Rock University, however, the Arctic Ranger Challenge is an annual competition where the University’s Army ROTC program hosts an outdoor skills competition against teams from other schools. And it just happens to take place in the winter.

  • SRU trustees honor Samantha Hawk at quarterly business meeting, March 4 3/4/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees conducted its quarterly business meeting, March 4, at the Smith Student Center. Executive actions taken at the meeting included a resolution to honor Samantha Hawk, an SRU senior political science major from South Park, with a commendation of service. Hawk has served as a student trustee since June 2020 and her term will end when she graduates this spring.

  • Alpha Kappa Psi attends business conference, makes donation 3/4/2022

    Members of the Alpha Kappa Psi chapter at Slippery Rock University, a coed professional business fraternity, attended the Principled Business Leadership Institute, Feb. 25-26 in Chicago.

  • DiMarco and Ruppert co-edit book of scholarly essays 3/4/2022

    Danette DiMarco, a Slippery Rock University professor of English, and Timothy Ruppert, an assistant professor of English, are co-editors of a soon-to-be released book of scholarly essays titled “Avian Aesthetics in Literature and Culture: Birds and Humans in the Popular Imagination.”

  • SRU professors and students communicate with food through ‘soulful’ project 3/3/2022

    Food is much more than sustenance that keeps people alive. It sustains cultural traditions, strengthens social and emotional ties, and feeds conversation. Or, as a faculty and student group at Slippery Rock University has observed, food is how people relate to one another and nourish their souls.

  • The Happy Bus offers SRU students a pick-me-up during winter’s wrath 3/2/2022

    Getting around campus in the winter can sometimes make Slippery Rock University students feel down, but thanks to the Happy Bus, there is literally a pick-me-up. Funded by the Slippery Rock Student Government Association, the Happy Bus provides on- and off-campus transportation for SRU students. This system of shuttles offers a safe alternative for navigating the campus, not only during the cold winter months, but throughout the academic year, without any fares.

  • SRU STATEMENT REGARDING EVENTS IN UKRAINE 3/2/2022

    Slippery Rock University enrolls citizens from both Ukraine and Russia. As an institution that is committed to education and understanding, we encourage everyone to treat all members of our campus community with respect and kindness during this time of global tension.

  • SRU trustees to meet March 3-4 3/1/2022

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet March 3-4. Committee meetings scheduled for both days, as well as the 11 a.m., March 4, quarterly business meeting, will take place in the Smith Student Center, Room 321. For those who wish to attend the meetings but are unable to do so in person,  a Zoom option is available with advanced registration. All meetings are open to the public.

  • TAPPING THE INVISIBLE 3/1/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit titled “Tapping the Invisible” through March 10, featuring pastel drawings and photographs by the late Michael Changnon, a former SRU art professor and founding member of the University’s Art Department.

  • Micsky presents webinar and keynote workshops on burnout and compassion fatigue 3/1/2022

    Tami Micsky, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, recently conducted a webinar and two keynote presentations for various organizations.

  • Asher named 2022 PSAYDN STEM Ambassador, delivers two presentations 3/1/2022

    Jana Asher, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, was recognized as a 2022 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network, an organization that promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs.

  • SRU celebrating Women’s History Month with series of events 2/28/2022

    March is Women’s History Month, and Slippery Rock University is celebrating with events and campaigns coordinated by SRU’s Women’s Center and sponsored by several campus organizations.

  • SRU alumnus living ‘life of service’ as chief of staff for Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 2/25/2022

    As a 25-year veteran of the City of Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Police, Cmdr. Eric Holmes understands the type of person he is and his role in the community. To the Slippery Rock University graduate, carrying a badge or having the high-ranking title of chief of staff, which he’s had since 2017, are more signs of status than what he describes as being “service-oriented” and living “a life of service.”

  • DeAngelis named president and GM of Winston-Salem Dash 2/25/2022

    Brian DeAngelis, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in sport management, was recently named president and general manager of the Winston-Salem Dash, a minor league baseball team in North Carolina.

  • VanSlander featured as dancer in Ashley Marina music video 2/25/2022

    Will VanSlander, a Slippery Rock University freshman dual dance and theatre major from Saint Marys, was featured as a dancer in a recent music video for the Ashley Marina song “Clouds Across the Sun.”

  • SRU hosting Honors Flute Ensemble Concert, Feb. 27 2/24/2022

    The Slippery Rock University Music Department will welcome musicians from local middle and high schools for its annual collaboration with the SRU Flute Studio Ensemble, as they host the 2022 SRU Honors Flute Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m., Feb. 27 in the Miller Theater at the Performing Arts Center.

  • SRU hosting second French film festival, March 3 to April 14 2/23/2022

    For the second year in a row, Slippery Rock University will host a French film festival for the campus and local communities by participating in Albertine Cinémathèque, a program designed to bring French cinema and culture to American colleges and universities.

  • SRU receives American flag flown in Iraq by Black Hawk pilot and alumnus 2/22/2022

    If you walk into the Strain Safety Building at Slippery Rock University, you’ll see many visible reminders about protection, such as hard hats and masks, but inside a frame on the wall in Room 106 is another reminder of protection: those who defend freedoms and protect our country. An American flag that once flew inside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for U.S. Army missions above Iraq, Jordan and Syria.

  • Niebauer featured as a guest on Deepak Chopra’s YouTube channel 2/22/2022

    Christopher Niebauer, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of cognitive science, was a guest on Deepak Chopra’s YouTube channel, “The Chopra Well,” which has amassed more than 500,000 subscribers.

  • SRU professors present at two mathematics teacher conferences 2/22/2022

    Sararose Lynch, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of special education, and Jeremy Lynch, an SRU associate professor of special education, recently presented their academic work at conferences in Nevada and Louisiana.

  • SRU School of Engineering director named ASCE Professor of the Year 2/21/2022

    The engraving on the award reads “Professor of The Year,” but to its recipients, it should also read “University of The Year.” Xinchao “Steven” Wei, Slippery Rock University professor of physics and engineering and director of SRU’s School of Engineering, received the 2021 Professor of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Section, at an awards ceremony, Feb. 19 in Pittsburgh.

  • ADAPTIVE SPORTS DAY 2/21/2022

    In recognition of February being International Recreational Therapy Month, the RT Club at Slippery Rock University hosted Adaptive Sports Day, Feb. 19 at the Aebersold Recreation Center.

  • Bonekovic to receive Young Leader Award from Allegheny County Bar Association 2/18/2022

    Morgan Bonekovic, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with degrees in criminal justice and criminology and philosophy, was awarded the 2022 Young Leader Award from the Homer S. Brown Division of Allegheny County’s Bar Association.

  • Thornsbury named HR chief for BluSky Restoration Contractors 2/18/2022

    Jeff Thornsbury, a 1993 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in allied health: occupational safety, was named chief human resources officer for BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC, a national property restoration company.

  • SRU education researchers focusing on gifted programs in Allegheny County schools 2/18/2022

    When Megan Kaufman was in high school, she took specially designed classes for students with higher intellectual ability compared to their peers. These students and classes are labeled “gifted” and the designation is important for helping students reach their full potential. But now, as a Slippery Rock University education major, Kaufman is questioning what that even means as she is conducting research that could help schools optimize their gifted programs.

  • SRU to host Mid-America College Art Association Virtual Conference, March 31 to April 2 2/17/2022

    For the past two years, virtual events have become the new norm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although transitioning large, in-person events into an online format poses many difficulties, Slippery Rock University is up for that challenge. SRU is hosting the 2022 Mid-America College Art Association Virtual Conference, March 31 to April 2. The MACAA originates from the national College Art Association, a professional society of college and university artist/teachers committed to art, teaching, research and scholarship about the visual arts and humanities.

  • SRU communication students partner with Butler Chamber to spotlight local businesses 2/16/2022

    After Jordan Grady became executive director of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce in 2019, he started noticing what other chambers were doing to promote their local businesses. Videos began popping up on social media, especially during the pandemic, with fewer and fewer in-person events occurring. Grady, a Slippery Rock University alumnus, figured he could do that for businesses in Butler County. But instead of grabbing his phone or a GoPro camera and shooting video himself – something he quickly found to be more challenging than he imagined – Grady reached out to his alma mater.

  • SRU President William Behre announces retirement 2/15/2022

    William J. Behre, who was appointed as the 17th president of Slippery Rock University in 2018, has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2023.

  • Gias featured as expert in WalletHub article 2/15/2022

    Shahriar Gias, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of management and marketing, was featured in a recent piece from the personal finance website WalletHub.

  • Petray’s op-ed published in the Times Higher Education 2/15/2022

    Marnie Jo Petray, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of modern languages and cultures, was published in the Times Higher Education, a magazine dedicated to news and issues pertaining to higher education.

  • SRU professors discuss the evolving roles and importance of safety professionals 2/14/2022

    Now that KN95 respirators and other personal protective equipment are more common in the workplace since the start of the global pandemic, how has the role of safety management professionals changed? Two Slippery Rock University professors explain how the profession has evolved in the face of the pandemic, remote work and supply chain and worker shortages.

  • Amerson published in the Journal of the West 2/11/2022

    Delanie Amerson, a 2021 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in history, wrote an article that was published in the Journal of the West, which is an academic journal dedicated to covering history and culture of the American West.

  • Austin named executive chancellor and vice president of Penn State Commonwealth Campuses 2/11/2022

    Kelly Austin, a 2001 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in student personnel administration, has been named Penn State University’s permanent vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor.

  • SRU professor explains differences between health/physical education and wellness education 2/10/2022

    Gym class has been dismissed and there’s a new way for teaching health and physical education that is now in session. It’s called wellness education, and for the last decade, Slippery Rock University has been changing the way K-12 educators approach what has been traditionally called phys ed, P.E. or gym class.

  • SRU releases 15-day enrollment numbers for spring 2022 2/9/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s enrollment for the spring semester 2022 is 7,789 students, as of Feb. 7, the 15th day of classes, which is used for national and state reporting purposes.

  • SRU sport management professor shares perspectives about the Super Bowl 2/8/2022

    The Super Bowl is one the largest events on the sports calendar and a Slippery Rock University sport management professor, who has worked at six of them since 2014, shares her experience and thoughts on the big game.

  • Helmick recognized for music education on Yamaha 40 Under 40 list 2/8/2022

    Jonathan Helmick, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, was recognized on the Yamaha 40 Under 40 list for 2022, which celebrates music educators who are making a positive difference within their programs.

  • Nwachuku published in Social Work Today 2/8/2022

    Brittany Nwachuku, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of social work, wrote an article that was published in Social Work Today

  • SRU recognizing Recreational Therapy Month, hosting Adaptive Sports Day, Feb. 19 2/7/2022

    To commemorate February as International Recreational Therapy Month, Slippery Rock University will host an array of events dedicated to the subject.

  • SRU Department of Dance ranked among best college dance programs for 2021-22 2/4/2022

    Slippery Rock University’s Department of Dance was ranked as one of the nation’s best college dance programs for 2021-22 by DanceUS.org, an independent online publication for dance professionals and enthusiasts that reaches more than 250,000 monthly visitors. SRU was one of only three Pennsylvania colleges and universities to make the rankings.

  • Naggy presents OT poster at ATIA Conference 2/4/2022

    Erin Naggy, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented her academic work at the 2022 Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, Jan. 25-29, in Orlando, Florida, and virtually.

  • SRU researchers publish article in the Journal of Environmental Health 2/4/2022

    Three Slippery Rock University professors and one alum were coauthors of an article published in the Journal of Environmental Health, which is a journal from the National Environmental Health Association.

  • SRU exercise science professors provide tips for staying active during the winter 2/3/2022

    People aren’t as active in the winter months compared to other times during the year, unless they are sticking to some sort of New Year’s resolution to exercise more. Let’s face it, most people are likely to stay in bed, at their desk or to search for a closer parking spot than walk outside any more than they have to when there are cold temperatures and snowy conditions outside. Professors in Slippery Rock University’s Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences Department recognize these seasonal effects to physical activity and have a prescription for people seeking the minimum dosage of exercise.

  • SRU researchers charged with study of battery performance 2/2/2022

    The use of consumer electronics continues to rise as people rely heavily on batteries instead of hardwired devices or equipment that burns fossil fuels. With advances in smartphones and the emergence of electric vehicles, it’s easy to forget that batteries must also keep up with the technological demands. Researchers at Slippery Rock University haven’t neglected this. A faculty-student research team has started to analyze the performance degradation of electric batteries.

  • SRU announces department changes in advance of launching new college 2/1/2022

    Slippery Rock University has taken a major step in reconfiguring its colleges since last year’s announcement that the University is creating a fifth college, the College of Health Professions, starting in fall 2022. SRU today announced which departments will comprise the new college, as well as the departments that will remain within the College of Engineering and Science, which is currently the College of Health, Engineering and Science and will be renamed when the CHP is launched.

  • Morton earns Barrell & Flow Fest scholarship for arts and business 2/1/2022

    Ericka Morton, a Slippery Rock University sophomore dance major from Pittsburgh, received a scholarship from Barrell & Flow Fest

  • Pogue earns Highmark Healthcare scholarship 2/1/2022

    Stephanie Pogue, a Slippery Rock junior health care administration and management major from Butler, earned a Highmark Healthcare Scholarship for Rising Juniors

  • SRU physician assistant students providing sensory intervention for children with autism 1/31/2022

    To children on the autism spectrum, a visit to the hospital or a doctor’s office can be overwhelming. That’s why faculty and students from Slippery Rock University’s physician assistant program are equipping health care providers in Butler County with tools to make to make patients’ experiences more calming.

  • SRU awarded ‘It’s On Us PA’ grant to combat sexual violence on campus 1/28/2022

    Slippery Rock University was one of more than 30 Pennsylvania institutions of higher education to receive an “It’s On Us PA” grant from Gov. Tom Wolf in 2022. It’s On Us is a nationwide movement and the largest nonprofit program handling college sexual assault prevention and survivor support initiatives. Gov. Wolf’s administration has awarded nearly $6 million to post-secondary institutions since the statewide launch in 2016, with SRU as a multiple time recipient.

  • Borgman named vice president of communications firm 1/28/2022

    Paige Borgman, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in communication, was named vice president, head of digital strategy for Reputation Partners, an integrated communications firm based in Chicago.

  • Yogalingam named executive director of Sri Lanka America Chamber of Commerce 1/28/2022

    Arushan Yogalingam, a 2017 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in management, was named an executive director of the Sri Lanka America Chamber of Commerce, a national organization based in Las Vegas that promotes a positive trade relationship between the United States and Sri Lanka.

  • SRU computer science professor awarded a BSSw Fellowship 1/27/2022

    Nitin Sukhija, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of computer science, is among selected national leaders and advocates of high-quality scientific software who was awarded a Better Scientific Software Fellowship, a program that funds activities that “improve developer productivity and software sustainability of scientific codes.”

  • SRU’s online programs ranked among nation’s best in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report 1/26/2022

    Slippery Rock University was recognized four times for its online academic programs in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings. The U.S. News & World Report is a national publication that annually releases rankings to help prospective students select schools that are right for them.

  • Eade named a writer of the year by NBOME 1/25/2022

    Amber Eade, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of biology, was named the 2021 COMAT Foundational Biomedical Sciences Item Writer of the Year by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.

  • McGinty featured in two online publications 1/25/2022

    Patrick McGinty, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, was featured in two online publications this month.

  • SRU marking milestones with Black History Month events 1/25/2022

    Slippery Rock University will reflect on the milestones achieved by Black Americans as it observes and celebrates Black History Month. Coordinated by SRU’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, SRU’s Black History Month events, Feb. 1-28, will be presented with the theme “Milestones: Walking Through Black History.”

  • Asher featured in ASA magazine and on math podcast 1/21/2022

    Jana Asher, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, was featured in Amstat News, the membership magazine of the American Statistical Association.

  • Strahler earns two Campus Compact micro-credentials 1/21/2022

    Doug Strahler, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of strategic communication and media, earned two micro-credentials through Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program.

  • SRU Dance Theatre presents Emerging Artists Dance Concert, Jan. 28 and 29 1/20/2022

    Slippery Rock University Dance Theatre will begin the spring 2022 semester with the Emerging Artists Dance Concert in the newly renovated the Miller Theater, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 28, and 2 p.m., Jan.29. This artistic showcase includes the work of 46 student performers and choreographers who are part of Dance Theatre, a company within SRU’s Department of Dance. Along with the choreography of junior and senior dance majors, the concert will also contain work from two additional guest artists, Cameron McKinney from New York and Teena Marie Custer from Pittsburgh.

  • SRU English professor tracking how modern readers engage with medieval text 1/19/2022

    The way people read and engage with text certainly has changed across the history of humanity, from deciphering ancient hieroglyphics drawn on cave walls to scrolling text messages and social media updates on a smartphone. But a Slippery Rock University professor with a background in medieval and early modern literature said there’s one aspect that makes modern readers similar to their ancient or medieval counterparts.

  • University mourns loss of former president, Herb Reinhard Jr. 1/19/2022

    Herb Reinhard Jr., a former Slippery Rock University president, passed away Jan. 13. Reinhard, 91, was president of SRU from 1979-84.

  • SRU’s information technology programs recognized by BestAccreditedColleges.org 1/18/2022

    Slippery Rock University was recognized by BestAccreditedColleges.org on its 2021 ranking of Best IT Bachelor’s Degrees. BestAccreditedColleges.org is an online school rankings service that helps students make college decisions.

  • IZZY DOES IT 1/18/2022

    The winter storm named “Izzy” dumped a foot of snow on Slippery Rock University’s campus Jan. 17, canceling in-person classes on Jan. 18, the first day of the spring 2022 semester.

  • SRU alum celebrating 100th birthday, Jan. 17, two months after skydiving 1/14/2022

    Ed Cottrell, a 1943 Slippery Rock University graduate, plans to celebrate his 100th birthday, Jan. 17, by traveling to Florida and hitting a golf ball thousands of feet across an 18-hole course at Indian Creek Country Club. This type of activity might seem challenging for a person his age, but it will be rather sedate compared to something else he did two months earlier to mark his 100th year: Cottrell jumped 14,000 feet out of an airplane.

  • SRU degrees ranked among the best in Pennsylvania by University HQ 1/12/2022

    Slippery Rock University was recognized in University Headquarters’ 2022 Pennsylvania College Guide in its rankings of the Best Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Pennsylvania. The University HQ evaluators ranked SRU 29th in the state for its bachelor’s degrees and 20th for its master’s programs, each placing SRU as the second-highest ranked school in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • SRU student named Big Sister of the Year by helping Canton child thrive 1/10/2022

    When Jasmine Clark was going away to college, a child that she had been mentoring in her hometown of Canton, Ohio, was making a transition of her own to middle school. Clark, who is now a junior recreational therapy major at Slippery Rock University, is glad she continued the relationship through Big Brothers Big Sisters in Ohio despite having to make the nearly two-hour drive twice a month.

  • SRU collects 37 Intelligent.com program rankings, named Best Online College in Pennsylvania 1/6/2022

    Intelligent.com has recognized Slippery Rock University in 37 categories of its 2022 rankings of the top programs in the U.S., including a No. 1 ranking on its list of Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania. Intelligent.com, an online resource that “helps students make informed decisions about higher education programs,” compared more than 700 programs from 2,900 colleges and universities in the nation.

  • SRU professor studies connections between vacant housing and crime 1/4/2022

    Jeffrey Roth was on vacation at North Carolina’s Outer Banks when his mind became filled with questions about empty houses. As a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, Roth was aware of research that showed the association between vacant housing and crime, particularly in large cities. But seeing unoccupied seasonal housing in beachfront neighborhoods piqued his interest for what that means for different types of communities, not just the overall vacancy and crime rates.

  • SRU welcomes world-renowned dance company Ailey II to Miller Theater, Feb. 4 1/3/2022

    One of the world’s most popular modern dance companies will be performing at Slippery Rock University. Ailey II, which is part of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will perform a public concert 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4, at SRU’s Miller Theater in the Performing Arts Center.

  • Former SRU president, G. Warren Smith, passes away at 80 12/28/2021

    G. Warren Smith, a former Slippery Rock University president, passed away Dec. 26. Smith was president of SRU from 1997 to 2003.

  • SRU celebrates excellence in fraternity and sorority life with annual awards 12/17/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s Office for Student Engagement and Leadership recognized individuals and organizations associated with Greek Life on campus at the 2021 Celebration of Excellence in Fraternity and Sorority Life, Dec. 1, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU alumna named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for sports 12/16/2021

    Amanda Howett, a 2018 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in sport management, was named to the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 list in the sports industry for North America. The Forbes 30 Under 30 lists recognize the top 30 professionals under the age of 30 in their fields. Howett, 25, is the athletic director at Penn State Shenango.

  • SRU enhances Rock Studies curriculum with DEI requirement 12/15/2021

    A new general studies requirement for students and certification for faculty is advancing Slippery Rock University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within its curriculum. Beginning in fall 2022, all undergraduate students enrolling at SRU will be required to take a three-credit course that meets a DEI designation through the Rock Integrated Studies Program, an existing general-education track that accounts for 42 of a students’ 120 minimum credits to graduate.

  • SRU professor offers advice about grieving during the holidays 12/14/2021

    The holidays can trigger negative emotions for people dealing with a loss, especially this year with more people experiencing the death of loved ones because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Slippery Rock University social work professor offers coping strategies.

  • SRU approves raises, new wage structure for student employees 12/13/2021

    Student employees at Slippery Rock University are getting a raise. The University approved an hourly wage increase to $8.50 per hour, effective Jan. 3, 2022, for non-contract, undergraduate students who were previously making less than $8.50 per hour. Additionally, SRU approved a new tiered system that will be implemented in March 2022, paying students up to $11 per hour for those who work in roles that require more advanced skills or responsibilities.

  • ROCK SOLID GRADUATES 12/11/2021

    Graduates from throughout Slippery Rock University’s five colleges gathered at Morrow Field House, Dec. 11, for the 2021 fall commencement ceremony.

  • SRU trustees advance approximate $183 tuition and fees increase for 2022-23 to BOG 12/10/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees voted to advance a proposed tuition increase to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval. The proposed 2% increase would amount to approximately an extra $183 in tuition and fees per student for the 2022-23 academic year and would represent SRU’s first tuition increase since 2018-19.

  • KINDRED STOLES 12/10/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted its biannual Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, Dec. 9, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Happy Holidays from SRU 12/10/2021

    Happy holidays and a happy New Year from Slippery Rock University. We hope you enjoy the 2021 SRU Holiday Video Card.

  • Glenn, Manning, Sampson recognized by the RCRA 12/10/2021

    Three Slippery Rock University students were recently recognized at the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association's national conference.

  • Holl receives state grant to help K-12 schools enhance wellness programs 12/10/2021

    Hannah Holl, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, was recently awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health through the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11.

  • FINALLY HERE 12/8/2021

    Final exams for the 2021 fall semester are happening this week, Dec. 7-11, at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU trustees to meet Dec. 9-10 12/7/2021

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Dec. 9-10.

  • DINING IN THE MOONLIGHT 12/7/2021

    The tradition at Slippery Rock University of having Moonlight Breakfast to start final exams week continues.

  • SRU researchers publish study in water science journal 12/7/2021

    Researchers from Slippery Rock University recently coauthored a paper that was published in Water, a peer-reviewed, open access journal on water science and technology.

  • Petray to present about linguistic discrimination 12/7/2021

    Marnie Jo Petray, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of modern languages and cultures, will present as part of the Academic Language Experts' Publication Success Interview Series, 1:30 p.m., Dec. 16

  • SRU’s celebrating graduates’ pursuit of knowledge at Dec. 11 commencement 12/6/2021

    Each of the nearly 600 Slippery Rock University students who will participate in the University’s December commencement ceremony, 11 a.m., Dec. 11, at Morrow Field House, brings their own story and reasons for walking across the stage and officially accepting their degree. But it’s more than garnering a credential to access employment. All have a desire to grow their knowledge, and three of the candidates for degrees are perfect examples, despite not being “traditional” college students.

  • SRU professor explains connection between philosophy and science fiction 12/3/2021

    The conversations between Aristotle and Plato at the Academy in ancient Greece might seem worlds or even alternate universes apart from those of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise in “Star Trek.” But there’s a close connection between the study of philosophy and science fiction. According to Lisa Schoenberg, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of philosophy, the science fiction genre is a perfect fit for interpreting philosophical concepts.

  • Yamamoto presents animated storytelling at foreign languages conference 12/3/2021

    Junko Yamamoto, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education/foundations of education, presented a session at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2021 virtual convention.

  • Ahuja presents e-cigarette research at public health conference 12/3/2021

    Nikhil Ahuja, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, presented research about e-cigarettes at the American Public Health Association 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo.

  • WINTRY MIX 12/2/2021

    The University Program Board at Slippery Rock University hosted Winterfest, Dec. 2, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU hosting Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, Dec. 9 12/1/2021

    Culture and heritage of graduating Slippery Rock University seniors will be celebrated as SRU’s Office for Inclusive Excellence will host its biannual Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, 5 p.m., Dec. 9, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event, which is open to the public, will recognize the accomplishments of more than a dozen graduating SRU seniors who self-identified as multicultural, regardless of involvement with the OIE. The event also celebrates the variety of cultures at the University.

  • WE HAVE LIFT OFF 11/30/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s Safety Management Department purchased a new forklift that was installed in the Strain Safety Building’s High Bay Lab, Nov. 30.

  • SRU master’s program in criminal justice ranked by BestAccreditedColleges.org 11/29/2021

    Slippery Rock University was recognized by BestAccreditedColleges.org on its 2021 ranking of The Best Master Degree Programs in Criminal Justice. BestAccreditedColleges.org is an online school rankings service that helps students make college decisions.

  • THANKS-BUSING 11/24/2021

    More than 40 Slippery Rock University students took advantage of a ride home for Thanksgiving break.

  • SRU hosting Holiday Concert at Miller Theater, Dec. 4 11/23/2021

    ’Tis the season for holiday music, and Slippery Rock University is coming through with a new concert. SRU is hosting its Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4, at Miller Theater inside the Performing Arts Center, featuring SRU’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

  • People with SRU ties elected to public offices 11/23/2021

    Nine people with ties to Slippery Rock University were elected to public offices following the November general elections.

  • SRU celebrating recovery for participants in community writing program, Dec. 1 11/22/2021

    Stories are powerful and writing them can boost wellbeing and provide healing, especially for people living the harrowing tale of addiction. That’s why students in a creative writing class at Slippery Rock University are harnessing the power of storytelling and writing to help people in Butler County overcome substance use disorders.

  • SRU class organizing inaugural Slippery Rock Festival of Trees 11/19/2021

    Students in an Event Production and Coordination class at Slippery Rock University need events to coordinate and tourists need more reasons to visit Slippery Rock on the weekends in December. That’s where the Slippery Rock Festival of Trees comes in. This new festival will bring craft and food vendors to Memorial Park, at the corner of Main and Cooper streets, for 10 days during the holiday season, and is being organized by students and faculty from SRU’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department.

  • SRU students become certified in animal-assisted crisis response 11/19/2021

    Four Slippery Rock University students earned national certification through HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response.

  • SRU students place third at auditing presentation competition 11/19/2021

    A team of three students representing Slippery Rock University placed third at the Institute of Internal Auditors and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Fall Case/Presentation Contest.

  • What is SRSGA and how does it benefit SRU students? 11/18/2021

    Many people are at least familiar with the concept of student government: students elect peers to officer positions of an organization at their school to represent their interests. This is a big deal in higher education where these student-led organizations oversee million-dollar budgets. But what exactly does the student government at Slippery Rock University do, and how does it benefit SRU students?

  • SRU premiering ‘Techies’ at Miller Theater, Nov. 18-22 11/17/2021

    Live, in-person theater is not only coming back to Slippery Rock University after a 20-month hiatus, but it’s returning in a newly renovated facility. The SRU Theatre Department will host its production of “Techies,” with daily shows Nov. 18-22, at the Miller Theater in the Performing Arts Center, a 753-seat facility that was part of a recent $33 million expansion and renovation project of SRU's Performing Arts Complex. This will mark the department’s first in-person theater performance since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

  • Micsky speaks about loss and grief at Positive Change Conference 11/16/2021

    Tami Micsky, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, was the keynote speaker at the Positive Change Conference.

  • Ambrosio re-elected to NASD board, appointed to accrediting position 11/16/2021

    Nora Ambrosio, a Slippery Rock University professor of dance, was elected to a second term as a board member for the National Association of Schools of Dance.

  • SRU announces new appointments for Zieg and Dafoe 11/15/2021

    Slippery Rock University has announced two administrative personnel changes from the Provost Office, effective Jan. 3, 2022. Michael Zieg will become associate provost for academic finance, strategic initiatives and assessment, and Nicole Dafoe will become interim dean of the College of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

  • SRU Chemistry Department planning mock crime scene, Nov. 18 11/12/2021

    Call it a mock crime scene, an elaborate game of Clue or an academic demonstration, but don’t call the police –– the event planned at Slippery Rock University, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Nov. 18, on The Quad, is a simulation; however, the opportunities to participate in a game or enroll in a new course at SRU are real.

  • Wolfe honored by Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy 11/12/2021

    Krista Wolfe, a 1999 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in athletic training, received the 2021 Outstanding Service Award from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

  • Bowers appointed vice president of EHS at RPM International 11/12/2021

    Lee Bowers, a 1998 Slippery Rock University with a degree in safety and environmental management, was appointed by vice president of environmental, health and safety for RPM International Inc.

  • SRU offers veterans relief through equine therapy program 11/11/2021

    Military veterans from local VA hospitals are finding their calm within the storm at Slippery Rock University, that is at the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center, where veterans with mental health conditions receive equine assisted therapy through a program organized by SRU and funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED 11/11/2021

    Slippery Rock University hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 11, outside the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • SRU alumnus teaching esports class about problem gambling 11/10/2021

    Michael Buzzelli, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in public health, will speak to two sections of a University Seminar class about esports at SRU on the topic of problem gambling and video gaming. As the associate director of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Buzzelli is one of the first people in Ohio to work exclusively in problem gambling prevention.

  • SRU named to Princeton Review’s ‘Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition’ 11/9/2021

    Slippery Rock University is once again being recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges. The Princeton Review named SRU to its “Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition.” SRU has appeared on the list each year since 2010 when the Princeton Review started annually recognizing institutions for their commitments to the environment and sustainability.

  • TREE-MENDOUS 11/9/2021

    A 35-foot artificial Christmas tree was installed at Memorial Park in Slippery Rock, Nov. 9, with the help of students and faculty from Slippery Rock University’s Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism Department, as well as Slippery Rock Development Inc., the Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company and the Slippery Rock Municipal Authority.

  • Robare selected to become an NRHA Rural Health Fellow 11/9/2021

    Joseph Robare, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of public health and social work, was selected for the National Rural Health Association’s 2022 Rural Health Fellows program.

  • Petray’s article published in International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction 11/9/2021

    Marnie Jo Petray, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of modern languages and cultures, is the lead author of an article published in a recent issue of the International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction.

  • SRU alumnus serving as founder of the Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center 11/8/2021

    There is so much data and science that go into hitting a baseball that a batting cage can now be considered a laboratory. Players can improve by analyzing swing paths, monitoring neurological reactions and selecting the perfect bat, just to name a few. And the person with just the right experience to stitch baseball and science together is Chad Miller, a 2002 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in sport management. He is the founder of the newly created Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • SRU’s Rock Life program to undergo restructuring 11/8/2021

    Slippery Rock University's Rock Life program, which provides students with intellectual or developmental disabilities a path to competitive employment and lifelong wellness, is being restructured. Following the retirement of the program’s founding director, the University has an opportunity to fully assess the program to enhance services and identify additional funding sources.

  • SRU ranks sixth on BestColleges’ 2021 list of top online colleges in Pennsylvania 11/5/2021

    Slippery Rock University ranked sixth on BestColleges.com’s list of 2021 Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania. BestColleges is an online resource that publishes college rankings lists and guides for prospective online students.

  • Kahley’s and Lybarger’s research recognized at NCHC conference 11/5/2021

    Two Slippery Rock University students received honors for research presentations at the 2021 National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference, Oct. 29, in Orlando, Florida.

  • SRU Army ROTC places third at Ranger Challenge 11/5/2021

    Cadets from Slippery Rock University's Army ROTC program placed third out of 42 teams at a recent Ranger Challenge at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.

  • SRU hosting Veterans Day ceremony and Military Appreciation Week activities, Nov. 8-12 11/4/2021

    Slippery Rock University will be hosting several Military Appreciation Week events, Nov. 8-12, including the annual Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Nov. 11, at the Russell Wright Alumni House. Military Appreciation Week is organized by the SRU Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Veterans Day ceremony is hosted by the Office of Alumni Engagement.

  • SRU names Karla Fonner as new dean of students 11/3/2021

    Although the job description varies from campus to campus, the dean of students position in higher education is a person who oversees the care and conduct of students. Until recently, Slippery Rock University did not have a dean of students, but SRU did have staff dedicated to these duties shared between two different offices. That has now changed with Karla Fonner, formerly the director of student support, now assuming the role of dean of students.

  • SRU invites alumni to enter Lattus professional mentorship platform 11/2/2021

    Slippery Rock University is looking for a few good mentors. Earlier this this fall, SRU’s Office of Alumni Engagement and Office of Career Education and Development partnered to introduce Lattus, a new professional networking and mentorship platform, for SRU alumni and students. Lattus is a third-party service founded by Butler native Pete Schramm in 2018 that facilitates conversations within the application, while also providing scheduling, notes, feedback and discussion topics.

  • SRU alumnus and former FBI profiler of Ted Bundy portrayed in Hollywood movie 11/2/2021

    Slippery Rock University graduate Bill Hagmaier, ’69, ‘74M, is portrayed in a new movie, “No Man of God,” about his time as an FBI agent who profiled the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy when Bundy was on death row in the late 1980s. Released in August 2021, the movie stars Elijah Wood, playing the role of Hagmaier, and Luke Kirby, portraying Bundy.

  • Dolan and Fleming co-author study of student newspapers’ use of social media 11/2/2021

    Emily Dolan and Brittany Fleming co-authored research that was published in the College Media Review, the journal of the College Media Association.

  • Amatucci presents at AACSB conference, contributes to Sage Skills 11/2/2021

    Frances Amatucci, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of management and marketing, recently shared her expertise on two platforms.

  • (TRICK OR) TREAT YOUR SELF 10/29/2021

    Slippery Rock University and the Slippery Rock Student Government Association sponsored a Preschool Halloween Parade Oct. 29.

  • SRU professor gets creative to ‘Gather’ people for graduate program fair 10/29/2021

    After growing tired of staring at talking heads on Zoom meetings that can last for hours, Stacy Jacob, a professor at Slippery Rock University, decided to use an app called Gather to host the Student Affairs in Higher Education Graduate Programs Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 13. Presented by SRU’s student affairs in higher education program, this fair will include more than 55 schools recruiting students to enroll in their student affairs in high education programs.

  • Two SRU alumni named Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 10/29/2021

    Constance Mulbah, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in public health, and Corey Carrington, a 2011 SRU graduate with a degree in communications, were named to the Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 list.

  • Vahabzadeh performing at Santa Monica Playhouse 10/29/2021

    Bethany Vahabzadeh, a 2008 Slippery Rock University graduate, will perform in a one-performer show she has written at the Santa Monica Playhouse in California.

  • Musical Theatre Society at SRU hosting Fall Broadway Cabaret, Nov. 5 and 7 10/28/2021

    Broadway-style cabaret will liven up the stage at Slippery Rock University as the Musical Theatre Society at SRU will perform two shows, 8 p.m., Nov. 5, and 2 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Swope Music Hall. The two showings of the production titled “Fall Broadway Cabaret” are MTS’s first live events in nearly two years.

  • SRU ranked among nation’s top 15% schools for quality, 5% value by College Factual 10/27/2021

    College Factual, a data analytics company that offers advanced college matching resources for college-bound students, has ranked Slippery Rock University, as well as dozens of its academic programs, in its 2022 Best Colleges Ranking. SRU ranked in the top 15% in the nation in term of overall quality and was awarded 364 ranking badges.

  • SRU public health student leads initiative for all-gender restrooms at UPMC 10/26/2021

    As a nurse of nearly 20 years, Renee Jannetti knows that when people avoid health care, it could be a matter of life and death for them, or at least adversely affect their well-being. That’s why she’s doing all she can to make hospitals welcoming places for all people. Jannetti, a Slippery Rock University graduate student in public health from Cranberry Township, recently completed her practicum class project that spurred a change at the hospital where she works and others in the UPMC health system: upgrading the facility’s single-occupancy restrooms from gendered to all genders.

  • Yamamoto co-hosts session at PSMLA conference 10/26/2021

    Junko Yamamoto, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, co-hosted a session at the 2021 PSMLA Conference that addressed the teacher shortage in the area of world languages.

  • Sigmund honored by Beta Beta Beta 10/26/2021

    William Sigmund, a Slippery Rock University professor emeritus of biology, was honored with the 2020 Yokely Faculty Service Award for Outstanding Service.

  • SRU students singing for scholarships at Williamson Memorial competition, Oct. 30 10/25/2021

    Twenty-six Slippery Rock University students will compete in SRU’s 29th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship competition, 4 p.m., Oct. 30, at Swope Music Hall. Each student will present two selections, a classical piece and a piece of their choosing, and the first-, second- and third-place winners will receive scholarships of $750, $500 and $250, respectively.

  • SRU’s Winter Session provides students a fast lane to their degree 10/22/2021

    Just because winter is a time when the temperature drops, doesn’t mean students’ progress toward a degree has to freeze. Slippery Rock University is offering undergraduate and graduate-level courses during its Winter Session, Dec. 15, 2021, to Jan. 6, 2022.

  • Hesidenz hired by HUB International 10/22/2021

    Curt Hesidenz, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in history, was recently hired as assistant vice president in the Property and Casualty Division at HUB International

  • Martini recognized with two emerging leader awards 10/22/2021

    Rocco Martini, a 2018 Slippery Rock University graduate, was named one of Pennsylvania Business Central’s “Signature Leaders Under 30” and a National Safety Council “Rising Star of Safety.

  • SRU hosting five cybersecurity experts for virtual event, Oct. 26 10/22/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing is hosting a virtual event featuring five cybersecurity experts from across the country to help individuals, businesses and organizations defend themselves from cyberattacks. The C2AC’s Cyber Awareness Meet is 2-5 p.m., Oct. 26, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public and attendees can register online.

  • Institute for Nonprofit Leadership at SRU invites community to ‘Stick a Fork in Hunger’ 10/21/2021

    The Institute for Nonprofit Leadership at Slippery Rock University is conducting a food drive titled “Stick a Fork in Hunger” by inviting Butler County businesses and other organizations to get involved. The INL is conducting a weeklong campaign that culminates with a celebration and food drop-off, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 23, at Butler SUCCEED, 150 N. Main Street, in Butler.

  • SRU offering students roundtrip bus transportation for Thanksgiving break 10/20/2021

    Slippery Rock University is offering a roundtrip shuttle for students who live in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

  • SRU helping protect people from online threats at Cybersecurity Fair, Oct. 28 10/20/2021

    In recognition of October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Slippery Rock University is hosting its annual Cybersecurity Fair, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Oct. 28, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Rony’s study of fake news published in social media journal 10/19/2021

    Nazmul Rony, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of strategic communication and media, recently had his research published in The Journal of Social Media in Society

  • O’Connor and Ross awarded Butler SUCCEED Fellowships 10/19/2021

    Mark O’Connor, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of English, and Mary Jo Ross, an associate professor of hospitality and tourism management, were awarded Butler SUCCEED Fellowships

  • 2020 (RE)VISION 10/18/2021

    Slippery Rock University hosted nearly 200 graduates from the Class of 2020 for their long-awaited, in-person commencement ceremony, Oct. 15, at the Aebersold Student Recreation Center. Graduates from this class were invited back to campus for their very own in-person ceremony that coincided with SRU’s Homecoming weekend, after the Class of 2020’s commencement was postponed a year and a half because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • SRU hosting Oct. 26 Graduation Fair to prepare students for upcoming commencement 10/18/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s annual Graduation Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 26, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU hosting first dance concert in renovated Miller Theater, Oct. 23 10/15/2021

    Slippery Rock University is ready to show off its shiny new digs with the first concert at the newly renovated Miller Theater inside the Performing Arts Center. SRU’s Department of Dance will host its annual Faculty and Guest Artist Concert, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23, at Miller Theater. The performance space, with a 2,600-square-foot-stage and seating for 753, was part of a recent $33 million expansion and renovation project of SRU’s Performing Arts Complex.

  • Carson awarded recycling education and research scholarship 10/15/2021

    Robert Carson, a Slippery Rock University senior health and physical education major from Mercer, was among the 78 college students awarded scholarships by the Recycling Education and Research Foundation.

  • Jackson awarded scholarship from Pennsylvania Livestock Association 10/15/2021

    Sierra Jackson, a Slippery Rock University freshman biology major from Butler, was one of six college students awarded scholarships from the Pennsylvania Livestock Association.

  • SRU, PennDOT co-hosting virtual panel with PA transportation leaders, Oct. 21 10/15/2021

    Yassmin Gramian, Pennsylvania’s secretary of transportation, will be among the guests on a virtual panel co-hosted by Slippery Rock University’s School of Engineering and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 1:15-2 p.m., Oct. 21, via Zoom. The panel, titled “Moving Forward with STEM,” will address the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the impact of transportation on people’s lives.

  • SRU presenting Distinguished Alumni Awards and Rock Solid 10 Under 10 10/14/2021

    Slippery Rock University is celebrating its alumni at two separate awards presentations, Oct. 15 and 16, during its Homecoming weekend. The 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented at 5 p.m., Oct. 15, and the Rock Solid 10 Under 10 ceremony and will be awarded at 7 p.m., Oct. 16. Both events, hosted by the SRU Alumni Association, will take place in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • THAT’S THE SPIRIT! 10/13/2021

    As part of Slippery Rock University’s 2021 Homecoming celebrations, students participated in Paint the Town, Campus Window Wars and Spirit Board Painting to spread SRU spirit through signs and paintings displayed around campus and in the community.

  • SRU celebrating 2021 Homecoming with cosmic array of events 10/12/2021

    The theme for Slippery Rock University’s 2021 Homecoming is outer space, with a slogan calling the weeklong event “Out of This World.” Compared to last year, when the theme was about putting the “home” in Homecoming with virtual events only as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s experience will be more about “coming” out into the world, or at least on campus.

  • SRU professors write DEI articles for State System bulletin 10/12/2021

    Christine Pease-Hernandez, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of strategic communication and media, and Marnie Jo Petray, an SRU associate professor of modern languages and cultures, recently wrote separate articles about diversity, equity and inclusion that were published in Connectivity, a bulletin of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Viatori earns Ph Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award 10/12/2021

    Lindsay Viatori, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of dance, recently received a Love of Learning Award from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

  • SRU to offer health management and vaccinations through Healthfest, Oct. 19 10/11/2021

    You wouldn’t know it from the recent run of warmer temperatures, but fall has in fact arrived and that means cold and flu season isn’t too far behind. And with that in mind, Slippery Rock University is preparing to share the best methods of defense through Healthfest, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 19, at the Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

  • SRU recognized for its online master’s program in autism spectrum disorder 10/8/2021

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized by the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide on its list of Top 25 Master’s in Autism Spectrum Disorder Online programs. The program identified by the guide is SRU’s Master of Education in special education: autism, a 36-credit, 100% online graduate program that prepares students to meet the demands of schools and community agencies that serve children and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

  • Bey’s ‘Excavations’ on display at Carnegie Museum of Art 10/8/2021

    The latest exhibition, “Excavations,” by Sharif Bey, a 1998 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in art, is currently on display at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU names Anthony Jones as new chief diversity officer 10/7/2021

    Anthony Jones, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Thiel College, was today named chief diversity officer at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU student shapes stories as part of Trib Total Media’s diversity program 10/6/2021

    When people read the byline of a newspaper article or the scrolling credits of a video production, they see names, not skin color. But media coverage is not colorblind because each journalist brings their own background and experiences to the subjective way they choose to tell a story. Zachary Gibson, a Slippery Rock University sophomore communication major from New Castle, recognizes this and the importance of having diversity in a newsroom. Gibson is interning at Trib Total Media in Greensburg and Tarentum as a recipient of one of the Pittsburgh-area news outlet’s Scholarship for Diversity in Media.

  • SRU incentivizes students to get COVID-19 vaccine with free parking, tuition and presidential tattoo 10/5/2021

    Slippery Rock University President William Behre is passionate about keeping the SRU community safe and healthy in the best of times. But during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Behre is prepared to literally roll up his sleeve to show just how committed he is to the well-being of SRU students.

  • Payne serves as movement director of ‘Obi Mbu’ dance film 10/5/2021

    Ursula Payne, a Slippery Rock University professor of dance, was the movement director of a recently released dance film, “Obi Mbu (The Primordial House): An Igbo Creation Myth,” directed by Mikael Owunna and Marques Redd.

  • SRU recognized for sustainability on the Sierra Club’s 2021 Cool School Rankings 10/4/2021

    How cool would it be to rank colleges and universities for their campus sustainability and commitment to environmentalism? Well, the Sierra Club has been doing just that with their annual Cool School rankings, and Slippery Rock University is once again listed among the best colleges and universities surveyed in North America.

  • SRU nationally ranked by Washington Monthly for public good and ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ 10/1/2021

    Slippery Rock University was recognized in the Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide and Rankings, a publication whose editors rank four-year schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and providing opportunities for public service. The publication also ranked SRU on its list of “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges, measuring them by how well non-wealthy students obtain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

  • Metcalf receives international bassoon fellowship 10/1/2021

    Abby Metcalf, a Slippery Rock University senior music therapy major from Denver, was selected for the 2021 The Musik Link’s Infinite Sounds International Bassoon Fellowship.

  • SRU director of analytics wins Three Rivers Marathon Swim 9/29/2021

    Each day in the office, Kevin McCarthy wades through a river of data in his role as director of analytics and decision support in Slippery Rock University’s Office of Planning, Resource Management and Assessment. So it comes as no surprise that when he’s away from his work he also uses spreadsheets to track one of his leisure activities: open-water swimming. But McCarthy has learned to accept and appreciate uncertainties of open-water swimming, and in doing so, he won his first competitive race, the Three Rivers Marathon Swim, a 30-kilometer swimming race in Pittsburgh, Sept. 11.

  • (P)AIN’T THAT NICE 9/28/2021

    The Arabic Club at Slippery Rock University hosted a rocking painting event, Sept. 28, on The Quad. Members of the club invited people to paint rocks with encouraging messages such as “You Rock!” and “Have a Great Day!”

  • SRU Flute Ensemble performs at national convention 9/28/2021

    The Slippery Rock University Flute Ensemble was selected to perform at the 49th Annual National Flute Association Convention, a virtual event that took place last month.

  • Bleil honored at Newport Jazz Festival 9/28/2021

    Clint Bleil, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in music education, was chosen by a national panel of judges as the recipient of the 2021 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.

  • SRU safety management students stake claims for jobs through internships 9/27/2021

    Erica Northrop, the mother of two children, had a job and a master's degree. Then she decided to change careers, and in doing so she enrolled at Slippery Rock University because of the opportunities that SRU provides through its safety management program. Northrop, a post-baccalaureate student majoring in safety management from Butler, was one of more than 150 SRU safety management majors who completed internships this summer.

  • SRU trustees approve 2021-22 budget, naming of Performing Arts Complex 9/24/2021

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees conducted its quarterly business meeting, Sept. 24, at the Smith Student Center. Highlights included the trustees approving SRU’s fiscal year budget for 2021-22, along with a naming resolution pertaining to the University’s Performing Arts Complex.

  • SRU education professors co-author chapter in ‘World of Children’ 9/24/2021

    Three Slippery Rock University education professors co-authored a chapter in the book, "World of Children: Perceptions and Connections in Sustainability with Reflections during the Pandemic"

  • Heidkamp places first in Charleston International Music Competition 9/24/2021

    Kalista Heidkamp, a Slippery Rock University senior, was a first-prize winner in the 2021 Americas Music Competitionamp places first in Charleston International Music Competition

  • SRU ranked nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 9/22/2021

    For the sixth consecutive year, Slippery Rock University has secured a spot on the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. SRU was ranked nationally in the >600 band among 796 institutions for 2022. The WSJ/THE, which started ranking colleges and universities in 2017, bases its rankings on several data sources, including annual surveys of more than 170,000 U.S. students across all ranked colleges and 10,000 academic professionals and other experts.

  • WINDOW TO THE ROCK 9/22/2021

    More than 80 pieces of two-dimensional artwork are on display in windows of 10 Slippery Rock University buildings as part of a community art installation titled “Windows of Slippery Rock University.”

  • COSTA ROCKIN’ 9/21/2021

    As part of Slippery Rock University Art Department’s annual global engagement project, students in the Advanced Studio Fiber Art class, taught by Barbara Westman, professor of art, created outdoor banners that are being displayed around SRU’s campus.

  • Sumser named a Connolly Scholar by ATRA 9/21/2021

    A.J. Sumser, a Slippery Rock University senior recreational therapy major, was selected as a Peg Connolly Scholar by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

  • Weed publishes second novel, ‘They Only Come At Night’ 9/21/2021

    David Scott Weed, a 1997 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in physical therapy, wrote his second novel, “They Only Come At Night,” which was independently published last month.

  • SRU named ‘Best Northeastern’ on Princeton Review’s 2022 Best Regional Colleges list 9/20/2021

    The Princeton Review has named Slippery Rock University to the “Best Northeastern” list published on its “2022 Best College: Region by Region” resource. SRU is among 654 schools, which is just 23% of the nation’s fourth-year colleges, recognized across five zones –– Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West and International –– that editors of The Princeton Review recommend as “regional bests.”

  • SRU trustees to meet Sept. 23-24 9/20/2021

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Sept. 23-24. Committee meetings scheduled for both days, as well as the 11 a.m., Sept. 24 quarterly business meeting, will take place in the Smith Student Center, Room 321. All meetings are open to the public.

  • FOOD, FUN AND GAMES 9/20/2021

    People of all ages from across the county flooded Main Street in downtown Slippery Rock last Saturday, Sept. 18, for the return of VillageFest.

  • SRU hosting 60 x 60 x 60 concert Sept. 23 as dance, music and painting meet 9/17/2021

    The first dance concert of the year at Slippery Rock University may have a title fit for a carpenter’s tape measure, but “60 x 60 x 60” has a little something for everyone. The SRU Dance Department will present its 60 x 60 x 60 dance concert, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23, at Swope Music Hall, featuring 60 dance performances to 60 pieces of music that are 60 seconds long. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert.

  • McDermott’s manifold research published in topology journal 9/17/2021

    Kirk McDermott, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, wrote a paper that was published in Topology and its Applications.

  • DeNicola’s research of algal communities published in ESA journal 9/17/2021

    Dean DeNicola, a Slippery Rock University professor of biology, wrote a paper that was published in Ecosphere, the journal of Ecological Society of America.

  • SRU professors identify ways companies can retain employees 9/16/2021

    Employers across America are struggling to retain workers. “Help Wanted” and “Now Hiring” aren’t just signs in the windows and bold text on job postings, they are indications that employers must improve their organizational cultures to attract and keep talent. According to two Slippery Rock University professors, employers need to transform their workplaces into places that are empowering, inclusive and positive for their employees.

  • SRU hosting Constitution Day trivia and discussion event Sept. 17 9/16/2021

    Slippery Rock University is hosting its annual Constitution Day event with a trivia contest and discussion, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 17, via Zoom. The virtual event is organized by the SRU Political Science Department and Pi Sigma Alpha, the SRU chapter of a national political science honor society, and all members of the SRU campus community, as well as the public, are welcome to attend.

  • SRU invites campus to meet CDO candidates at open sessions 9/14/2021

    Members of the Slippery Rock University community are invited to meet candidates for the University’s open position of chief diversity officer by attending open sessions, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Sept. 16, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Sept. 30, on the third floor of the Smith Student Center. Each of the four candidates who were invited to campus for interviews will present for 30 minutes before answering questions from the audience.

  • Borgia-Askey published in New York Folklore journal 9/14/2021

    Melissa Borgia-Askey, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, wrote an article that was published in Voices, the journal of New York Folklore.

  • Lagnese recognized by Butler County Chamber of Commerce 9/14/2021

    Robert Lagnese was recently recognized at the Butler County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Celebrate Business” event as part of the Leadership Butler County class graduation.

  • SRU fall 2021 enrollment includes record 1,503 graduate students 9/14/2021

    After more than year of reduced on-campus capacity because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Slippery Rock University’s enrollment remains strong now that SRU is fully back to in-person classes and activities. For the fall 2021 semester, there are 8,424 students enrolled at the University, according to the official count taken Sept. 13, the 15th day of classes, which is used for national and state reporting purposes.

  • SRU makes five lists on U.S. News’ 2022 Best Colleges rankings 9/13/2021

    The U.S. News & World Report today released its 2022 Best Colleges rankings and Slippery Rock University appeared on five of the guide’s lists. SRU ranked 78th on the “Best Regional Universities – North” list and 22nd on the list of “Top Public Schools – Regional Universities North.” SRU also ranked among regional universities in the North for “Best Colleges for Veterans” (32nd), “Best Value Schools” (43rd) and as a top performer for “Social Mobility” (82nd).

  • SRU’s Boost Peer Educators help students rise above challenges during the pandemic 9/10/2021

    Slippery Rock University offers students a myriad of resources to help them succeed that are delivered by faculty and staff, but sometimes students just need a boost from one of their own. They might want to talk through a problem they’re dealing with outside of the classroom, they may need help making friends or they just prefer advice from another student. That’s where Boost Peer Educators come in.

  • Mathers joins CVG as chief human resources officer 9/10/2021

    Kristin Mathers, a 1996 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in mathematics, was hired by Commercial Vehicle Group as its new chief human resources officer.

  • Oliveira hired to lead Princeton’s GRSC 9/10/2021

    Kristopher Oliveira has been appointed assistant dean for diversity and inclusion and director of the Gender + Sexuality Resource Center at Princeton University.

  • SRU chemistry researchers crossing the line into forensic analysis of ink 9/9/2021

    Handwriting analysis is a critical part of forensic investigations. Detecting forgery and the order of signatures on signed contracts are examples. But these issues aren’t easily solved by typical visual or microscopic analysis. Researchers at Slippery Rock University are conducting a study that goes deeper, albeit paper thin, but enough to potentially change the way that forensic document examiners look at ink strokes.

  • SRU welcoming Rooney and Duru for virtual presentation Sept. 14 9/8/2021

    The topics of leadership, equity and race can be approached from many angles in different topics. Two experts in these areas are using sports as an example to bring a conversation to Slippery Rock University. Jim Rooney and Jeremi Duru will share a message with the SRU community, 7 p.m., Sept. 14, via Zoom, in an online event titled “The Leaders’ Role in Equity, Race and Opportunity,” sponsored by the SRU’s President’s Commission for Race and Ethnic Diversity, the Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of the President.

  • Hadley’s music therapy book published 9/8/2021

    Susan Hadley, a Slippery Rock University professor of music, recently edited a book titled “Sociocultural Identities in Music Therapy” published by Barcelona Publishers.

  • Silvestro writes article for Inside Higher Ed 9/8/2021

    John Silvestro, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of English, wrote an article that was recently published by Inside Higher Ed.

  • SRU hosting COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinics Sept. 16-17 9/7/2021

    Slippery Rock University is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 17, at the Russell Wright Alumni House on the corner of Morrow Way and Campus Drive. The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all SRU students, faculty and staff, as well as an influenza vaccine for faculty and staff. Students wanting the flu vaccine can get their shots at a separate clinic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 16, in the parking lot outside of the Alumni House. There is no charge for either clinic.

  • Not just fun and games: SRU alumni worked hard at Tokyo Games 9/3/2021

    As millions of Americans watched and read about the top U.S. athletes competing in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer, there were a few who actually got to see the athletes compete in person. Among those who traveled to Japan were five Slippery Rock University alumni. But they weren’t there as spectators. Instead, they had important jobs as athletic trainers and physical therapists.

  • White wins PA Outdoor Writers Association scholarship 9/3/2021

    Krista White, a Slippery Rock University graduate student, was recognized at the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association annual conference.

  • Jackson recognized for service by NCPEID 9/3/2021

    Dallas Jackson, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of physical and health education, received the William A. Hillman Distinguished Service Award

  • SRU student ‘digs’ internship experience at Mammoth Site 9/2/2021

    Similar to a vacation road trip, the journey through college toward a career is not just about the destination: there are things to experience along the way. Jenna Kriley’s summer internship is an example. Kriley, a Slippery Rock University junior biology major from Butler, is pursuing a career in the medical field, but she couldn’t resist the opportunity to dig up some wooly mammoth fossils.

  • SRU earns several BestValueSchools.org rankings, including No. 1 in the state 9/1/2021

    Slippery Rock University was ranked in several categories by BestValueSchools.org, an online resource that helps prospective college students make career decisions and determine the right fit.

  • SRU hosting ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 10 for Butler SUCCEED 8/31/2021

    Slippery Rock University will officially open its new community outreach office in Butler with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, Sept. 10, at the SRU Center for Community Engagement, Empowerment and Development, known as Butler SUCCEED, located at 150 N. Main Street. SRU is leasing the space in the heart of Butler that will act as a hub between the University and the Butler city and county communities to form and continue mutually beneficial partnerships that enhance the quality of life in the region and advance learning, research and civic engagement.

  • A FAIR EXCHANGE 8/31/2021

    More than 200 student organizations at Slippery Rock University participated in the Involvement Fair, Aug. 31, on The Quad.

  • Micsky shares social work expertise in multiple platforms 8/31/2021

    Tami Micsky, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, shared her expertise related to coping, self-care and social work education.

  • Barbee appointed COO of eCaring 8/31/2021

    Matthew Barbee, a 2007 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health care management, was hired as chief operating officer of eCaring.

  • SRU researchers using ‘story cubes’ to facilitate language learning 8/30/2021

    The simplest images can spark conversation. That’s the premise of a noncompetitive game called Rory’s Story Cubes, invented by Irish game designer Rory O’Connor, which helps prompt discussions based on images on the sides of dice. Researchers at Slippery Rock University are rolling out their own version of story cubes to spark language learning for children in the classroom.

  • SRU dance professor answers multiple calls to serve 8/27/2021

    Two of the most prevalent issues the world is facing today are the COVID-19 pandemic and social inequality, neither of which would seemingly rely on the expertise of a performing arts faculty member. But Ursula Payne, a professor of dance at Slippery Rock University, has confronted both in separate roles that go beyond her job title or contributing in a way that people would generally say is “just doing their part.”

  • Rees honored for music education achievement by NAfME 8/27/2021

    Matt Rees, a Slippery Rock University senior music education major, received the Collegiate Professional Achievement Award from the National Association for Music Education.

  • Fuller authors book for teachers about cultural mismatch 8/27/2021

    Abigail Fuller, a 2004 Slippery Rock University graduate with degrees in elementary education and dance, recently authored a book that was published by Rowman & Littlefield.

  • SRU completing several construction projects 8/26/2021

    As students come back to Slippery Rock University’s campus, some for the first time since the start of the pandemic, they might notice a few changes. There were several construction projects completed or about to be finished in the coming weeks. The biggest change is SRU’s Performing Arts Complex, a $33 million expansion and renovation project for three buildings that was completed earlier this year. But there were other recent projects totaling more than $4 million and there are plans on the horizon for renovation to the old University Union.

  • SRU recognizing 20th anniversary of 9/11 with educational and memorial events 8/24/2021

    Commemorating the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is becoming more important, and it’s not just because of milestones such as the upcoming 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. What was once an opportunity to mourn and reflect on the tragic events of 9/11 is now also a chance to educate people, and that’s why Slippery Rock University is hosting nearly an entire week of 9/11 programming, Sept. 7-11.

  • Smeak’s journal article recognized by ASSP 8/24/2021

    Rona Smeak, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of safety management, was recognized by the American Society of Safety Professionals.

  • Dunkelberger awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship 8/24/2021

    Martha Dunkelberger was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, the oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society in the U.S.

  • SRU recognized for its military support by Colleges of Distinction 8/23/2021

    Slippery Rock University was honored for its exceptional support of military-affiliated students by Colleges of Distinction, an online guide for college-bound students. SRU received COD's 2021-22 Military Support badge for ensuring that “military students are supported through comprehensive education benefits, a committed military and veterans affairs team, flexible options, trained faculty and dedicated campus activities and community support.”

  • SRU welcomes the Class of 2025 to fully open campus 8/23/2021

    There’s pent-up excitement for first-year students at Slippery Rock University that is unlike previous cohorts. The SRU Class of 2025 is embarking on a new phase of life after completing the challenging task of choosing a college during a pandemic. But they found their right fit, they are finally here on campus and they are ready to experience all that The Rock has to offer.

  • FOOD, FUN AND FRIENDS 8/23/2021

    SRU students were treated to an evening of games, carnival rides, prizes and live music at the Aug. 20 WOW Carnival.

  • BACK IN SESSION, IN PERSON 8/23/2021

    The phrase “back to school” is more emphatic this year after Slippery Rock University started fall semester classes Aug. 23 while operating at pre-pandemic capacities.

  • SRU alumnus’ life-changing moment in college leads to career and life success 8/20/2021

    The co-author of a new book with a bold title, “Quick and Easy World Change,” experienced the biggest, most bold change in his world when he was a student at Slippery Rock University. Pancho Timmons, a 2000 SRU graduate with a degree in social work, is a social entrepreneur and business owner who has found success in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, but a discovery by one of his professors proved to be a turning point in his career and life.

  • THEY’RE NEW HERE 8/20/2021

    Approximately 1,400 Slippery Rock University first-year students assembled Aug. 20 at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium for New Student Convocation. This was the first of two ceremonies in which the SRU Class of 2025 will be together in one place (the other being commencement in four years).

  • SRU campus art project providing a window of opportunity 8/19/2021

    Visible reminders of life and light from the outside world, more often than not, enter buildings through windows. And now, campus structures at Slippery Rock University can reciprocate some of the community’s vibrant humanity from the inside out thanks to a new project hosted by the SRU Art Department and the Martha Gault Art Gallery. Organizers are seeking submissions for a project titled “Windows of Slippery Rock University,” a community installation where art created by anyone affiliated with SRU will be hung from the windows of various campus buildings for people on the outside to see.

  • SRU helps new students feel right at home during Move-In Day 8/19/2021

    More than 1,000 first-year and transfer students moved into residence halls at Slippery Rock University Aug. 19 as part of SRU’s Week of Welcome. Assisting the incoming students and their families were nearly 400 returning student volunteers and 100 faculty and staff volunteers who helped ease the college transition and make the new members of The Rock community feel right at home.

  • SRU professor accepts fellowship at the Pentagon to inform climate change policy 8/18/2021

    Although individuals can make an impact at reversing the harmful effects of climate change by reducing their use of plastics, planting trees or recycling, to name a few, getting to the root of the problem requires action at a much large scale. That’s why Julie Snow is going to Washington, D.C., to do something about it. The Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and the environment is not going to protest outside the U.S. Capitol Building, but rather she’ll have the ear of the top generals in the Department of Defense and be able to inform lawmakers.

  • SRU recognized by Colleges of Distinction for commitment to equity and inclusion 8/16/2021

    Slippery Rock University has received the Colleges of Distinction’s 2021-22 Equity & Inclusion badge, recognizing SRU as a community dedicated to equal opportunity for all students, faculty and staff. Colleges of Distinction is an online guide for college-bound students that advocates for schools whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of engagement, teaching, community and outcomes. The Equity & Inclusion badge is part of COD’s individual recognition that focuses on institutions’ specialized services for students. 

  • SRU alumna Elise Michaux values her role as trustee 8/13/2021

    For someone who once thought enrolling at Slippery Rock University seemed out of reach, Elise Michaux sure has a firm grasp of the college experience. She’s not only a distinguished graduate who works in higher education, she’s a member of SRU’s council of trustees. According to Michaux, she’s simply reciprocating the trust that SRU put in her when she was a student by faithfully serving the University as a member of the council.

  • SRU trustees vote to approve creation of College of Health Professions 8/13/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s College of Health Professions is now official. The SRU council of trustees conducted a special meeting, Aug. 13 in the Smith Student Center, and unanimously voted to approve the creation of the University’s fifth college, the College of Health Professions. The new college, which will start no later than the fall of 2022, will be largely comprised of existing academic departments currently housed within the College of Health, Engineering and Science. The approval of the college currently does not correlate with the addition of any new academic programs.

  • SRU offering new esports minor 8/11/2021

    No longer just considered fun and games, esports has become big business. And now Slippery Rock University is offering esports as an academic program to prepare students to work in the competitive video game industry. Beginning this fall, SRU will offer esports as a minor, which students can pick up by taking 21 credits in classes across multiple disciplines, including hospitality, event management and tourism; exercise and rehabilitative sciences; communication; and sport management.

  • SRU hosting six weeks of activities to support second-year students 8/10/2021

    Many second-year students at Slippery Rock University will be experiencing campus life for the first time this fall. This is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing SRU to conduct approximately 80% of its classes online and limited residence hall capacities during the 2020-21 academic year. And while SRU already helps first-year students become acclimated to college life through the Week of Welcome, second-year students need the support that they missed last year. Enter “Year 2, SRU,” a series of a series of events, programs, and resources for second-year students at SRU.

  • SRU earns Colleges of Distinction badge for outstanding career development 8/9/2021

    Slippery Rock University has received the Colleges of Distinction’s 2021-22 Career Development badge, recognizing SRU for its outstanding commitment to student career development. Colleges of Distinction is an online guide for college-bound students that advocates for schools whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of engagement, teaching, community and outcomes. The Career Development badge is part of COD’s individual recognition that focuses on institutions’ specialized services for students.

  • SRU’s Hasenpflug recognized for composing 8/6/2021

    f you were to dig up dirt on Andy Hasenpflug, you would find quite the opposite of gossip, but rather acclaim for “Dirt,” a screen dance project for which Hasenpflug composed, arranged and performed the musical score. Hasenpflug, a dance musician and instructor in the Slippery Rock University Dance Department, was recently recognized by the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival for “Dirt” as the winner of “Outstanding Musical Score” in the 2021 AoBFF awards.

  • PINNING THEIR HOPES 8/5/2021

    Twenty-eight graduates from Slippery Rock University’s Class of 2021 Doctor of Occupational Therapy program presented research, received awards and participated in a pinning ceremony, Aug. 4, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • WOW! SRU hosting array of Week of Welcome activities, Aug. 19-31 8/5/2021

    Week of Welcome is typically a period of transitions at Slippery Rock University. For first-year students, that means getting acclimated to college life and living away from home for the first time. For the rest of the SRU community, including the hundreds of volunteers comprised of faculty, staff and returning students, WOW is a time to embrace a return to campus activities and the end of summer. Only in 2021, the “wow”-factor is intensified after a long hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic and a community determined to close the social distance.

  • SRU professor addresses Big Tech and big changes for digital marketing 8/4/2021

    Social media and other forms of digital communication have changed the way people receive messages, providing marketers with seemingly limitless opportunities to reach consumers. But according to a Slippery Rock University professor, there are challenges for communication and marketing professionals that are caused by the power wielded by Big Tech and unethical practices by digital publishers.

  • SRU offering COVID-19 vaccines, Aug. 19 and 22 8/3/2021

    Slippery Rock University is hosting free, voluntary COVID-19 vaccination clinics for all SRU students, faculty and staff, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 19 and 22, at the Mass Testing Center in the University Union, 103 Central Loop.

  • SRU nursing programs receive Colleges of Distinction Field of Study badge 8/2/2021

    Slippery Rock University's nursing programs have earned national recognition by receiving the 2021-22 Colleges of Distinction Nursing Field of Study badge. Colleges of Distinction, an online guide for college-bound students, has already honored SRU as a 2021-22 College of Distinction, but this is the third specialized recognition for programs, in addition to business and education.

  • SRU earns reaffirmation of accreditation from Middle States 7/30/2021

    The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a non-governmental membership association that accredits institutions of higher education, has officially reaffirmed Slippery Rock University’s accreditation. The process was completed through a Statement of Accreditation Status after SRU completed its required self-study process and site visit by a team of higher education peers earlier this year.

  • SRU makes progress toward carbon neutrality with WPPSEF grant 7/28/2021

    Slippery Rock University has made significant progress on a master energy infrastructure feasibility study and other components of its “Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality” program in partnership with Ever-Green Energy. The program to reduce SRU’s greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2037 is being supported by a grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund.

  • SRU education programs honored by Colleges of Distinction with Field of Study badge 7/26/2021

    Slippery Rock University has once again received national recognition for its education programs by earning a 2021-22 Field of Study badge from the Colleges of Distinction. College of Distinction, which is an online guide for college-bound students, honored SRU’s education programs for a fifth straight year.  

  • SRU professor authors books about the illusion of self 7/23/2021

    Cognitive science is the study of thinking, and according to Chris Niebauer, many people have a thinking problem that they try to solve by, well, thinking. Niebauer, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of cognitive science and leadership, authored a book titled “No Self, No Problem” that reached the top 10 in multiple categories on the Amazon Best Seller Rankings. In the book, Niebauer observed how neuroscience is catching up to Buddhism in the agreement that “the self” is an illusion.

  • SRU researchers continue studying treatments of Alzheimer’s disease 7/21/2021

    In the last year, Kayle Marsh has gone from counting pills as a pharmacy technician to conducting research that people with Alzheimer’s disease are counting on to treat this common cause of dementia. Marsh, a Slippery Rock University senior chemistry major from Kennedy, New York, still works at a local pharmacy a few hours per week, but this summer she is working full time in the biochemistry lab at SRU as part of a grant-funded, faculty-student research project.

  • SRU business programs recognized by Colleges of Distinction for fifth straight year 7/19/2021

    Slippery Rock University has received a national endorsement for its business programs by earning a 2021-22 Field of Study badge from the Colleges of Distinction. College of Distinction, which is an online guide for college-bound students, honored SRU’s business programs for a fifth straight year.

  • SRU alumnus continues ‘Building Bridges’ through diversity programs 7/16/2021

    When Justin Brown was a student at Slippery Rock University, he didn’t wait to follow a career path or conform to someone else’s idea of success. Instead, he built bridges by developing a program that not only helped people relate to one another, but also provided Brown a bridge to his successful career. Building Bridges was the name of a diversity training program that Brown started at SRU when he was just a sophomore in 2008, which led to him starting his own company using the program model and delivering it to more than 600 colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions during the last 13 years.

  • FRESH COATING 7/16/2021

    Forty-nine students from the Slippery Rock University Doctor of Physical Therapy program received their white coats at a ceremony, July 16, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU alumni keeping soldiers healthy while deployed in Poland 7/14/2021

    Maj. Christopher Brown admits he took “the long way” in his military career. He did his basic training when he was a junior in high school and signed a contract to become a U.S. Army ROTC cadet at Slippery Rock University just weeks before 9/11. But now, more than 20 years after his split entry into the Army, he’s completing his first deployment with a rather unique distinction: Brown is the first military physical therapist stationed at his base in Poland.

  • SRU honored on the national, state and public Colleges of Distinction list 7/12/2021

    The 2021-22 academic year has just begun when it comes to awards and rankings, and Slippery Rock University has already distinguished itself. SRU has been recognized as one of the 2021-22 Colleges of Distinction, a national list of colleges and universities recognized for their commitment to student success and satisfaction.

  • SRU receives record $1.1 million estate gift from the late Joseph McCandless 7/9/2021

    Even before Joseph McCandless passed away last year, Slippery Rock University was aware that he was leaving a significant amount of money in his estate as a gift to the University through the SRU Foundation, Inc. Until recently, that gift was a mystery.

  • SRU receives donation of artifacts from local archeologist 7/7/2021

    Accompanied by family members carrying several boxes of his belongings, Edmund Dlutowski arrived at Slippery Rock University this summer ready to let go of a big part of his life. Far from being a first-year college student transitioning to adulthood, Dlutowski, 82, is a retired archeologist/engineer who visited the archeology lab at SRU that bears his name to donate the remainder of his collection of archaeological artifacts.

  • SRU represented on task force helping health care workers receive music therapy 7/6/2021

    Frontline health care workers across Pennsylvania will soon receive relief in the form of music therapy thanks to the work of a Slippery Rock University professor, student and alumna. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration recently announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that will help health care workers cope with stress through creative arts therapy services including music therapy.

  • SRU receives ASSP Outstanding Student Section Award 7/2/2021

    A safety management student organization at Slippery Rock University has earned national acclaim. The American Society of Safety Professionals chapter at SRU won the 2020-21 ASSP Outstanding Student Section Award, honoring the section that made the most significant contributions toward advancing safety education and research. The ASSP at SRU received a $5,000 stipend for its recognition that will be applied to the organization’s budget for next year. There are more than 134 student members of the ASSP at SRU.

  • SRU alumnus to captain the U.S. men’s national goalball team at Paralympics 6/30/2021

    Calahan Young, a 2017 Slippery Rock University graduate, is a co-captain of the U.S. men’s national goalball team that will play in the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo in August. Goalball is a sport played blindfolded that is designed for athletes with visual impairments.

  • HAPPY CAMPERS 6/29/2021

    Camp ROCK is an extended school year program for youths ages 12-21 on the autism spectrum that is hosted by Slippery Rock University and the Butler County Family YMCA.

  • SRU alumna honored twice at national theater festival 6/28/2021

    Isha Rao, a 2020 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in theatre, earned two awards for her advocacy and leadership from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. A native of Mumbai, India, Rao won the 2020 Charlene Gordon Arts Impact Awards, recognizing distinguished emerging arts leaders, advocates and activists, as well as the 2020 John Cauble Emerging Leader Award, honoring an outstanding participant of the ASPIRE Arts Leadership program.

  • SRU alumna blazing path to become her city’s first Black woman elected mayor 6/25/2021

    As a first-generation college graduate who’s now on her way to earning a doctoral degree, Kenya Johns is ready to be a pioneer for her community, not just her family. Johns is set to become the first Black woman elected mayor of her hometown of Beaver Falls in the city’s 153-year history. A 2014 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in psychology, Johns won the city’s Democratic primary election last month and will run unopposed in the November general election.

  • SRU hires Ivory Dunlap as director of the Office for Inclusive Excellence 6/23/2021

    When Ivory Dunlap set foot on Slippery Rock University’s campus shortly after being hired as SRU’s new director of the Office for Inclusive Excellence, she was already thinking about walking around campus in someone else’s shoes –– those of the students. A native of Butler and an SRU graduate, Dunlap will be well-suited to relate to students in her work that will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion from a student affairs perspective.

  • SRU partners with new food vendor, introduces new meal plan prices 6/21/2021

    When students return to Slippery Rock University this fall, they will have a variety of new dining options to choose from. And the return to in-person dining is just the start. SRU has contracted with Aramark as its food service vendor for at least the next seven years, replacing AVI Fresh. Under the new contract, SRU will offer students a choice of meal plans that are either less expensive or have no fee increases compared to previous years, as well as access to offerings with some new features.

  • SRU’s RN to BSN program ranked for affordability by TopRNtoBSN.com 6/17/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program continues to make national rankings, this time for its affordability as determined by a website with a self-descriptive name. TopRNtoBSN.com has ranked SRU on its 2021 list of the Top 25 Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs.

  • SRU student ‘delighted’ by opportunity to create new student organization 6/16/2021

    Slippery Rock University features more than 160 registered student clubs and organizations that empower students to explore a wide variety of opportunities for involvement and camaraderie. As it turns out, not even the COVID-19 pandemic could deter students from getting involved, even those who spent the last academic year living at home or off campus while taking online classes. In fact, there were 10 student organizations added in the 2020-21 school year.

  • SRU taking “important step” in seeking candidates for new chief diversity officer role 6/14/2021

    Slippery Rock University is conducting a search for the new role of chief diversity officer. The CDO will work collaboratively with campus and external communities to advance SRU’s commitment to all aspects of global diversity and inclusion.

  • SRU creates new Center for Career and Academic Progress 6/11/2021

    The formation of a new subdivision at Slippery Rock University might seem like just a name change and a restructuring of the organizational chart, but it signifies progress in the way SRU is serving its students. The University recently created the Center for Career and Academic Progress that consists of four existing campus units, one of which has undergone a name change.

  • SRU is ready for a Rock Solid return in the fall 6/10/2021

    Slippery Rock University will be fully open when the fall 2021 semester begins Aug. 23. Like many colleges and universities during the COVID-19 pandemic, safety measures limited capacities on campus, but The Rock is coming back with a solid offering of in-person classes and on-campus activities to engage students.

  • SRU student battling Crohn’s disease recognized as Take Steps Honored Hero 6/9/2021

    The transition from high school to college hasn’t been easy for Jaclyn Lenhart. She has been in and out of classes and colleges about as frequently as hospitals, with at least 10 stays of up to two weeks since she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 17. Lenhart, a Slippery Rock University junior recreational therapy major from Gibsonia, hasn’t let the burden of her illness keep her from lightening the load of others who suffer from Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease.

  • SRU makes Study.com’s list of Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminology 6/4/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s Bachelor of Arts in criminology and criminal justice degree program has been ranked by Study.com on its list of 2021 Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminology.

  • SRU trustees approve student dining plan fees, naming policy at quarterly meeting 6/4/2021

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees approved several executive actions at its quarterly business meeting, June 4, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom, highlighted by the approval of new student dining plan fees for 2021-22 and new naming policy guidelines.

  • OFF THEY GO! 6/2/2021

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association Child Care Center hosted its 2021 Preschool Graduation June 2. The ceremony gave family and friends the opportunity to share in the accomplishments and successes from the past year while the "graduates" said goodbye to preschool and looked ahead to kindergarten.

  • SRU students’ passion to change the community rewarded with Taco Bell scholarships 6/2/2021

    Many college students must work part-time jobs to make ends meet, but few have inspired their employer to give them a paycheck – in the amount and the literal size – that two Slippery Rock University students received from Taco Bell. Cameron Peachock, a graduate student majoring in physical therapy from Slippery Rock, and Charles Frank, a sophomore environmental geoscience major from McMurray, each received Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarships, given by the fast-food chain’s foundation to employees who are pursuing higher education and “using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond.”

  • SRU trustees to meet June 3-4 6/1/2021

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet June 3-4. Committee meetings scheduled for both days, as well as the 11 a.m., June 4 quarterly business meeting, will take place in the Smith Student Center Theater. All meetings are open to the public.

  • SRU researchers receive NASA grant to build atomic force microscope 5/28/2021

    The building of one small microscope is a giant leap for student researchers at Slippery Rock University, and someday their creation might touch the surface of a planet. Seven SRU students are working this summer on a research project led by Sagar Bhandari, assistant professor of physics and engineering, that is being funded by a $25,000 grant from NASA through the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium.

  • SRU Student Affairs outlines goals to reengage students in the fall 5/26/2021

    Campus life at Slippery Rock University is expected to be very different this fall when compared to the previous two and a half semesters. Courtesy of COVID-19, those semesters allowed for only about one quarter of the University's usual number of residential students and just 20% of classes to occur in person compared to pre-pandemic levels. But with SRU planning to return to full capacities in August, the University’s Student Affairs division is taking a strategic approach to reengaging with students –– or, for some students, engaging with them for the first time.

  • SRU online programs highly ranked by Intelligent.com 5/24/2021

    Eight academic programs at Slippery Rock University were listed among Intelligent.com’s 2021 Best Online Degree Programs, a ranking of the top online degree programs in the United States.

  • SRU’s Butler SUCCEED appoints advisory council 5/21/2021

    The Slippery Rock University Center for Community Engagement, Empowerment and Development, known as Butler SUCCEED, has established an advisory council to provide leadership for the center. Butler SUCCEED is a center created in 2020 to engage members of the SRU and Butler city and county communities to form and continue mutually beneficial partnerships that enhance the quality of life in the region and advance learning, research and civic engagement.

  • SRU updates its Latin honors requirements for 2021 spring graduates 5/19/2021

    Slippery Rock University has adjusted its criteria for graduates who are recognized with the Latin honors of cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude. Prior to spring 2021 semester, graduates needed to take 60 credits at SRU and achieve at least a 3.5 GPA, but beginning with this year’s graduates, the minimum has been reduced to 45 credits. The GPA requirements for each honors level will remain the same.

  • SRU students help Butler Township plan new sports complex 5/17/2021

    Residents of a local community are having their recreational needs met because of the work of Slippery Rock University students. Butler Township officials drew on the expertise of students in a Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communication Capstone course this spring to help them analyze needs and develop plans for a sports complex that is being built in the Pullman Business Park in Butler.

  • SRU English instructor wins award; will have novel published 5/14/2021

    Writing a novel and getting it published are no easy tasks. Authors know it takes continual revisions, feedback and grabbing the attention of the right people. After several years of working intermittently on her novel, Jessica Jopp, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, has turned the corner on producing what she and her publisher hope is a page-turner. Jopp recently won the 2020 Quill Prose Award from Red Hen Press, which includes $1,000 and the publication of her novel, “From the Longing Orchard,” scheduled for release in spring 2023.

  • SRU ranked No. 1 online college in Pennsylvania by EDsmart 5/12/2021

    Slippery Rock University was ranked No. 1 on EDsmart’s 2021 ranking of the Best Accredited Online Colleges in Pennsylvania. SRU scored a perfect 100 out of 100 on EDsmart’s scale, which is based on data points in three categories: affordability (financial aid, net price), student satisfaction (retention rate) and student outcome (four-year graduation rate).

  • SRU student provides rock solid resurgence of pet rock craze 5/10/2021

    Only at a place nicknamed “The Rock” could a family of pet rocks find a home and gain national attention. It all started when a student at Slippery Rock University placed a pet rock with googly eyes on campus and shared it on social media. Then he added another pet rock the next day, and another the day after that, and so on. After a month and several creative iterations of the pet rock, a lot of people started to notice, including a television audience.

  • SRU outlines plan for fall 2021 semester 5/6/2021

    Slippery Rock University has unveiled its plans for the fall 2021 semester with full consideration to the evolving circumstances pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. SRU is planning for a “more traditional college experience,” when classes begin Aug. 23, according to University officials.

  • SRU nurses take on vital role in student health care 5/6/2021

    May 6 is National Nurses Day, a time to recognize the contributions that these health care professionals make to improve people’s health. The Slippery Rock University community could celebrate for an entire month and recognize a day for each of its Student Health Center nurses. But recognition on this occasion is particularly prescribed for two SRU nurses who are hanging up their stethoscopes and retiring after a combined 50 years with the University and nearly 80 years in the profession.

  • Roberta Page named SRU director of athletics 5/5/2021

    Slippery Rock University has announced the hiring of 1988 SRU alumna and 2015 Rock Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Roberta Page as its next director of intercollegiate athletics.

  • SRU Communication and Media Hall of Fame announces 2021 inductees 5/5/2021

    The Slippery Rock University Department of Strategic Communication and Media has announced its 2021 SRU Communication and Media Hall of Fame inductees and award winners. The 2021 class will be formally inducted at an on-campus ceremony, Oct. 15, in conjunction with Homecoming weekend. Time, location and other details of the ceremony are to be determined.

  • SRU alumnus sees fortunes change as contestant on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ 5/3/2021

    Ryan Muldowney learned from his time as a student at Slippery Rock University that “good things happen if you put yourself out there and work hard.” Buying the right vowels and not landing on BANKRUPT when you spin the wheel also helps. A 2005 SRU graduate with a degree in journalism, Muldowney was a contestant on a recent airing of the popular television game show “Wheel of Fortune.”

  • SCHOOL’S OUT 5/3/2021

    The two-day celebration known as Slippery Rock University's 2021 Spring Commencement saw the conferring of more 1,700 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium, April 30-May 1.

  • STOLE THE SHOW 4/30/2021

    Slippery Rock University's Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted its Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, April 29, in Morrow Field House.

  • Boron, Davis, Kleinhans published in chemistry journal 4/30/2021

    A Slippery Rock University professor and two SRU alumni coauthored research that was published in Polyhedron, a journal that publishes original, fundamental, experimental and theoretical work in areas of inorganic chemistry.

  • Coly’s article about Senegalese Islamic discourse published 4/30/2021

    Malick Coly, a Slippery Rock University instructor of modern languages and cultures, wrote an article that was recently published in the Canadian Journal of African Studies, which publishes research in English and French about Africa, including anthropology, political science, history, sociology, literature, geography and development.

  • Yamamoto presents at IUP foreign language teaching conference 4/30/2021

    Junko Yamamoto, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education and foundations of education delivered a presentation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching.

  • SRU hosting commissioning ceremony for Army ROTC cadets April 30 4/29/2021

    Twenty-six cadets from Slippery Rock University’s U.S. Army ROTC program will become commissioned officers, April 30, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event comes one week after SRU’s battalion conducted its annual spring awards ceremony via Zoom, recognizing cadets and support staff for their dedication to the program with several awards.

  • SRU to host five outdoor commencement ceremonies, April 30-May 1 4/28/2021

    Slippery Rock University is stepping outside of its usual routine for commencement ceremonies this year. For the first time since 2008, SRU will confer degrees outdoors as the University will host five individual commencement ceremonies honoring the spring 2021 graduates, April 30-May 1, at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

  • SRU Army ROTC competes with nation’s top cadets at West Point 4/27/2021

    Cadets from Slippery Rock University’s U.S. Army ROTC program were part of a Ranger Challenge team that, for the first time in program history, qualified for the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. SRU’s battalion was one of only 16 ROTC programs in the country to compete in Sandhurst, April 16-17, joining 25 USMA teams and three U.S. service academies who took part in a rigorous 36-hour course “to test warrior spirit, team cohesion and dedication to mission accomplishment.”

  • Hart elected trustee of August Wilson Center 4/27/2021

    Rahmon Hart, a 1995 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in physical education-kinesiology, was elected as a trustee of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, a nonprofit cultural organization located in Pittsburgh’s cultural district that generates artistic, educational and community initiatives.

  • Wilson to receive honorary degree from USM 4/27/2021

    Tim Wilson, a 1962 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in secondary education, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Southern Maine, at USM’s virtual commencement ceremony, May 8.

  • SRU safety management students conduct face mask tests 4/26/2021

    The use of face masks can be a point of contention, or at least confusion, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Are they really effective? Are surgical masks better than cloth masks? Do they protect you or prevent you from spreading the virus? Although several studies have taken place around the country, a group of Slippery Rock University students decided to investigate for themselves by putting masks to the test as part of a safety management research project.

  • SRU honors campus community members with annual Rising Stars awards 4/23/2021

    Slippery Rock University's Office for Student Engagement and Leadership recently announced its 2020-21 Rising Star awards, sponsored by AVI Fresh, SRU's contract food vendor, and the Slippery Rock Student Government Association. The awards, announced during the Rising Star award ceremony, conducted virtually April 21, recognized students, faculty, staff and organizations for their impact on the campus community.

  • Heidkamp wins Butler County Symphony Association competition 4/23/2021

    Kalista Heidkamp, a Slippery Rock University senior music education major from Pittsburgh, won the 2021 Butler County Symphony Association’s Virtual Concerto Competition.

  • The Rocket awarded first place for ‘Newspaper Overall Excellence’ by SCJ 4/23/2021

    The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, won several awards in the 2020-21 Society for Collegiate Journalists National Contest.

  • SRU recognizes employee service with virtual presentation 4/22/2021

    Even though Slippery Rock University cannot host a large gathering to celebrate employee service because of COVID-10 safety protocols, there are still meaningful contributions that are deserving of recognition. In lieu of its typical Employee Service Recognition ceremony, SRU has posted a video presentation on its website to recognize employees, celebrate milestone work anniversaries, and acknowledge the six recipients of the 2021 President’s Awards for Outstanding Service.

  • The Day in the Life of an SRU Student During the Pandemic 4/22/2021

    You might be wondering, “What is life like as Slippery Rock University student during the COVID-19 pandemic?” A student who is currently living on campus and enrolled in a major that presents unique challenges –– for in-person safety and for online collaboration –– was invited to share their day at SRU to provide a glimpse of what on-campus life is like during the pandemic.

  • SRU alumnae, twin sisters celebrate their 100th birthdays 4/21/2021

    The Doublemint Twins first appeared in chewing gum advertisements in 1939, the same year another set of twin sisters arrived as students at what is now Slippery Rock University. Today, those two SRU alumnae are newly minted in a triple-figure age group, as twin sisters Olive Miller and Opal McCarl, from the SRU Class of 1943, are celebrating their 100th birthday, April 21.

  • SRU celebrates achievement, announces Ali-Zaidi Award finalist at annual awards ceremony 4/20/2021

    Slippery Rock University conducted its 2021 Celebration of Achievement awards ceremony, April 19, via Zoom. The annual event recognized faculty and students for their outstanding contributions in the areas of academics, research, scholarship, creative activities and more.

  • McGinty writes book review for Post-Gazette 4/20/2021

    Patrick McGinty, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, wrote a book review for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • Edwards’ article published in The Qualitative Report 4/20/2021

    Kerry Edwards, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, wrote an article that was published in The Qualitative Report.

  • SRU commission for disability issues hosting Breaking Barriers event, April 22 4/19/2021

    The Slippery Rock University President’s Commission for Disability Issues celebrates people who advocate for and advances individuals with disabilities at SRU by hosting the Breaker Barriers Event. This year, the event will be conducted virtually, 5:30-6:30 p.m., April 22, via Zoom. The event is open to the public.

  • SRU welcomes author Brian Turner for Common Read, April 22 4/16/2021

    What do more than 1,200 Slippery Rock University students have in common? They were assigned to read books this academic year written by Brian Turner. An author, poet and U.S. Army veteran, Turner is this year’s guest speaker for Common Read, a virtual event, 8 p.m., April 22, sponsored by SRU’s English Department, College of Liberal Arts, President's Commission for Veterans and Military Affairs and Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

  • Barnett serves as judge for BEA Festival of Media Arts competition 4/16/2021

    Brett Barnett, a Slippery Rock University professor of strategic communication and media, recently served as a judge for the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts’ Film & Video Competition.

  • Petray serves as a guest on two linguistics podcasts 4/16/2021

    Marnie Jo Petray, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of modern languages and cultures, was recently interviewed for two podcasts about a book she co-edited, “Linguistic Discrimination in U.S. Higher Education.”

  • SRU virtual event addresses cybersecurity with expert speakers, student presentations 4/15/2021

    Slippery Rock University is hosting its biannual Cyberspace Event, 12:30-2 p.m., April 20, which will address issues related to the cybersecurity industry with invited speakers and presentations by SRU students. The event will be conducted via Zoom and the public can register by completing an online form. 

  • SRU students gain valuable programming experience working with humanoid robot 4/14/2021

    Computer science students at Slippery Rock University are now adding Pepper to their resumes. But we’re not talking about the condiment they would put on their food. Rather, they are becoming “seasoned” programmers by working with Pepper, which is the name of a semi-humanoid, emotional robot manufactured by SoftBank Robotics.

  • SRU students direct and dance one last time with “Against All Odds” 4/14/2021

    Slippery Rock University's Dance Department will host its BFA Senior Dance concert, “Against All Odds,” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., April 17 via a livestream on the department's YouTube channel. Each concert will feature different performances.

  • ROLLIN’ AT THE ROCK 4/13/2021

    Slippery Rock University hosted the Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports indoor bocce regional championships, April 13 at Morrow Field House.

  • Sumser and Zipfel awarded Michael Phelps scholarships 4/13/2021

    A.J. Sumser, a Slippery Rock University senior recreational therapy major from Avon, Ohio, and Mary Zipfel, a sophomore health and physical education major from Sutersville, were awarded the 2021 Michael Phelps Foundation Student Scholarships by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.

  • Allen, Planitzer, Zelesnik place third at audit competition 4/13/2021

    A team of three Slippery Rock University students placed third at The Institute of Internal Auditors, Pittsburgh Chapter, University Competition, an event where college students from the region submitted audit reports to be judged by a panel of judges.

  • SRU’s Master of Music Therapy program accredited by NASM 4/12/2021

    The National Association of Schools of Music has officially accredited Slippery Rock University’s Master of Music Therapy program. After launching the program in the fall of 2016, SRU was recognized with a provisional status for the program by NASM before meeting the standards set forth by NASM for individual master’s degree programs.

  • SRU celebrating Earth Day with monthlong activities 4/9/2021

    Earth Day, the world’s largest civic observance that supports environmental protection, is recognized every year on April 22. At Slippery Rock University, however, there are events and activities occurring on multiple days throughout the month. Presented by the SRU President’s Commission on Sustainability, the SRU Earth Days include workshops, social-media challenges, virtual panel discussions and more.

  • SRU’s Giving Day raises more than $320,000 4/9/2021

    Slippery Rock University's fifth annual Giving Day, March 26, raised more than $320,000, exceeding organizers’ goal of $300,000, as a total of 1,340 donors contributed to this year’s campaign.

  • SRU students presenting scholarly work virtually at annual symposium, April 13 4/8/2021

    The ways in which Slippery Rock University students are sharing their scholarly work continues to expand. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2019 was the last year SRU’s Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities was an in-person event. This showcase event will once again be live this year, April 13, but in a new, virtual format that offers opportunities to reach wider audiences and enable greater creativity and interaction.

  • SRU students selected for national polling event hosted by Stanford 4/7/2021

    Beyond the partisan debates and back-and-forth takedowns that occur on social media, there are better forms of deliberation that allow people to consider relevant information from multiple points of view. Slippery Rock University students will be involved in such deliberation, as SRU was selected to partner in the largest national deliberative event ever carried out among young people in the United States.

  • SRU’s Miller and Hogue receive President’s Awards for Outstanding Academic Advising 4/6/2021

    For the first the time in the award’s eight-year history, the Slippery Rock University President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Advising has winners in two categories: “Emerging,” for SRU faculty with fewer than three years of advising experience, and “Established,” for those with three or more years. Perhaps fittingly, the 2021 recipients come from two different disciplines but also have two different reasons why they thrive as academic advisers.

  • Spina’s research published in journal article and textbook chapter 4/6/2021

    Nicholas Spina, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of political science, wrote an article that was published in The Social Science Journal, the official journal of the Western Social Science Association that publishes research on social sciences, including theoretical, speculative model, statistical and mathematical contributions.

  • Payne awarded Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship 4/6/2021

    Ursula Payne, a Slippery Rock University professor of dance, has received the Golden Anniversary Scholarship from The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honor society that promotes the growth of women educators and excellence in education.

  • Musical Theatre Society at SRU performs virtual show, “The Theory of Relativity,” April 15-17 4/5/2021

    It doesn’t take a modern-day Albert Einstein to understand the timeliness or gravity of “The Theory of Relativity,” which is the title of a musical that will be performed by the Musical Theatre Society at Slippery Rock University and streamed online, April 15-17. The student-run organization’s annual musical, written by composer Neil Bartram and based on the book by author Brian Hill, will be performed virtually and the theme is directly related to what most college students are encountering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • SRU student leads diaper drive for local pediatrics practice 4/2/2021

    Most government benefits and safety-net programs don’t recognize diapers as a basic need, but a Slippery Rock University student certainly did while working at a local pediatrics practice. She decided to do something about it.

  • Schmeltz presents at OT conference with SRU students 4/2/2021

    Bernadette Schmeltz, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented three sessions at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Spring 2021 Conference, a virtual meeting conducted March 21.

  • Kuehn serves on Duquesne’s restorative justice and reentry panel 4/2/2021

    Sarah Kuehn, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, was a panelist on a webinar hosted by the Sociology Club at Duquesne University, titled “Restorative Justice and Re-Entry Panel.”

  • SRU physical therapy students and cerebral palsy patient learn together 4/1/2021

    Students affectionately call it “The Molly Project.” Sure, it is an assignment for Slippery Rock University students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. But it’s much more than that. It’s what makes Fridays Molly’s favorite day of the week. It’s an opportunity for students to think beyond a clinical diagnosis or whatever a professor could put on a syllabus or a PowerPoint slide. It’s the human side of physical therapy.

  • Six SRU employees recognized for their outstanding service 3/31/2021

    All Slippery Rock University employees had to raise their level of service to meet demands presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a few SRU employees particularly rose to the occasion and have been recognized by their peers as outstanding. Given the circumstances of the past year, the 2021 President's Awards for Outstanding Service are being presented to six co-recipients.

  • Sulava awarded Diver Medical Education Grant 3/30/2021

    Madeline Sulava, a Slippery Rock University senior exercise science major from Leechburg, was recently awarded a Diver Medical Education Grant: Emergency First Responder grant through the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

  • The Rocket receives CSPA Silver Crown Award 3/30/2021

    The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, won a Silver Crown Award in Hybrid News category of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2021 Crown Awards.

  • SRU launches RockServe to increase community engagement 3/29/2021

    Slippery Rock University is reimagining the way in which students are interacting with the larger Butler county community through RockServe, SRU’s new digital community-engagement platform where students looking to volunteer are connected with community partners, faculty and student organizations.

  • SRU art students to host virtual exhibition, ‘MOSAIC: Individually Together’ 3/26/2021

    he work of emerging student artists at Slippery Rock University will be on display now through April 30 via a virtual exhibition, “MOSAIC: Individually Together.”

  • SRU trustees honor late administrator Rita Abent; pass music program fee 3/26/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees passed two executive actions and honored a former member of the SRU president’s cabinet with a memorial resolution at its quarterly meeting, March 25, via a Zoom meeting.

  • SRU alumna, professors’ blood pressure study published 3/26/2021

    Two Slippery Rock University professors and an SRU alumna recently had their research about interarm difference in blood pressure published in the Journal of Hypertension

  • Henry named Division II wrestling coach of the year 3/26/2021

    Don Henry, a 1983 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in parks and recreation management, was named the National Wrestling Coaches Association's NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year.

  • SRU’s special education degrees earn national ranking 3/25/2021

    Slippery Rock University's bachelor's degrees in special education have been ranked as some of the nation's best by Study.com.

  • SRU’s Student Nonprofit Alliance supports foster children with ‘Hug the Kids’ 3/24/2021

    When children are thrust into the foster care system, it is often a confusing and scary time as they are left to wonder what happens next. In order to help support children during this transition time, Slippery Rock University's Student Nonprofit Alliance is hosting a “Hug the Kids” campaign to collect care package items, now through April 2.

  • SRU announces in-person spring commencement plan for April 30-May 1 3/24/2021

    After careful deliberation, and with consideration to current state and federal public health guidance as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, Slippery Rock University President William Behre has announced that the University will celebrate its spring 2021 graduates with a two-day series of commencement ceremonies, April 30-May 1.

  • SRU opera class gets creative to perform physically distanced duets 3/23/2021

    “Hansel and Gretel” is a fairy tale that was adapted for opera, but how would the German siblings adapt to physical distancing to sing a duet? Thanks to a collaboration at Slippery Rock University, the answer is in front of a bright green screen with even brighter faculty and students improvising despite remote learning.

  • SRU Flute Studio members recognized 3/23/2021

    Four members of the Slippery Rock University Flute Studio ensemble were recently recognized.

  • Majewski featured on AdvisorSmith website 3/23/2021

    Adam Majewski, a Slippery Rock University senior mathematics major from Erie, was interviewed and profiled as part of a Student Q&A series on the AdvisorSmith website.

  • SRU’s Summer Session offers opportunities for students to ‘get ahead or stay ahead’ 3/22/2021

    The expression “make hay while the sun shines” is not just for those who plan to get ahead or stay ahead of their work on the farm. College students can make their proverbial hay as they progress toward their degrees by taking classes while the summer sun is shining bright. At Slippery Rock University, that means taking advantage of the more than 500 summer classes being offered May 12 to July 27.

  • SRU trustees to meet March 25 3/22/2021

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet March 25 by videoconference only. All committee and quarterly business meetings will be available virtually via Zoom videoconference or by telephone at 646.876.9923 with meeting ID 778 268 9666. All meetings are open to the public.

  • SRU’s fifth annual Giving Day happens March 26 3/19/2021

    Giving Day returns for its fifth year at Slippery Rock University, March, 26, and while the annual fundraising event grows each year, its mission is the same: supporting SRU students. This year, the monetary goal is $300,000, and generous members of the SRU community have sponsored challenges to drive participation.

  • Brimkov co-authors three papers published in math/computing journals 3/19/2021

    Boris Brimkov, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, has co-authored three articles this year that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals

  • Sukhija co-authors chapter in glycome book and three HPC papers 3/19/2021

    Nitin Sukhija, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of computer science, recently had his work shared via a book chapter, conference presentations and a peer-reviewed journal.

  • SRU’s health information management program receives CAHIIM accreditation 3/18/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s health information management master’s degree program is now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The program, now in its third year, was awarded initial accreditation for seven years by CAHIIM, the national accrediting body that monitors academic programs in health information management and health informatics.

  • SRU’s ‘Books for Dilworth’ encourages literacy among elementary school children 3/18/2021

    Through Slippery Rock University’s Leadership, Advocacy and Program Development course, students in the SRU College of Education are hosting “Books for Dilworth,” a series of book club meetings via Zoom for students and parents at Dilworth Elementary School in Pittsburgh. The program is designed to encourage literacy and foster “a love for learning at home.”

  • Prospective students ‘Experience the Difference’ through CampusReel 3/17/2021

    While Slippery Rock University is planning for a more “traditional” and in-person college experience this fall, spring semester activities remain largely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the opportunity for prospective students to tour campus. To help those students get a preview of The Rock before making their final decision on where to attend, SRU’s Office of Enrollment Management has partnered with CampusReel to bring the college experience to students’ mobile devices.

  • SRU nationally recognized as top university for adult degree-seekers 3/16/2021

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of the top universities in the nation for adult degree-seekers based on accessibility, affordability, time to completion, and advancement opportunities by Abound: Finish College.

  • SRU honors 2021 recipients of President’s Awards for Civic Engagement 3/16/2021

    Civic engagement at Slippery Rock University has not been diminished during the pandemic –– instead, it has been transformed. Evidence of this is the record number of nominations for the SRU President’s Awards for Civic Engagement, recognizing students, employees and community partners for promoting civic engagement through their leadership and innovative practices.

  • Hrizo’s research about TPI deficiency published 3/16/2021

    Stacy Hrizo, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of biology, wrote a paper that was published in Neurobiology of Disease.

  • Rony receives funding to conduct marketing research about “badging” 3/16/2021

    Nazmul Rony, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor, has received funding from the Center for Positive Marketing and the Association of National Advertisers Educational Foundation to conduct marketing research.

  • SRU’s Kuehn lauded for teaching excellence and community building approach 3/15/2021

    Sarah Kuehn knows what it takes to be an excellent teacher, inside and out. As a Slippery Rock University associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, Kuehn even taught an innovative class titled Inside-Out Prison that took SRU students out of the classroom and into a local correctional facility to learn with incarcerated individuals. Kuehn is the 2020-21 recipient of the SRU President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

  • SRU history professor writes biography of famed Dodgers manager 3/12/2021

    Alan Levy has a good eye for biographies, having twice stepped up to the plate to write the first book about a Hall of Fame baseball manager. Levy’s latest book, about Walter Alston, is the Slippery Rock University history professor’s 12th book, joining a bibliography that includes titles about American sports, music and politics.

  • Alexander co-authors book about working with student teachers 3/12/2021

    Monique Alexander, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, recently co-authored a book.

  • Nwachuku presents at higher education equity conference 3/12/2021

    Brittany Nwachuku, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, conducted a presentation at the Northwest Regional Equity Conference for Higher Education.

  • SRU’s to begin diversity, equity and inclusion training for employees 3/11/2021

    As part of Slippery Rock University’s ongoing efforts to expand its campus community’s capacity for diversity, equity and inclusion, the University is instituting DEI training for all employees and student workers.

  • SRU welcomes US poet laureate Joy Harjo for virtual presentation 3/10/2021

    Slippery Rock University will host sitting U.S. poet laureate, Joy Harjo, for a special virtual presentation, 5 p.m., April 6, via Zoom. Harjo, the internationally renowned performer and writer, will speak as part of a series sponsored by We Stand Together, a national coalition of presidents and chancellors of 14 universities from across the country in bringing forward a message of unity to eradicate discrimination and racism.

  • Nightingale named PMI Pittsburgh mentorship director 3/9/2021

    Jennifer Nightingale, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of healthcare administration and information systems, was appointed mentorship director of the Project Management Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter.

  • Braz publishes and presents synthetic cathinones research 3/9/2021

    Andre Braz, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of chemistry, recently wrote a paper that was published in the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

  • SRU awarded Gold status on list of 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools 3/5/2021

    Slippery Rock University has retained its gold when it comes to being military friendly. SRU was named a 2021-22 Military Friendly School, a list that recognizes colleges and universities for serving their military and veteran students. This is the second straight year that SRU achieved Gold status, awarded to just 162 schools selected for their leading practices, outcomes and effective programs. SRU has been named a Military Friendly School every year since 2010.

  • SRU professors publish research in Police Quarterly 3/5/2021

    Three Slippery Rock University faculty members co-authored a research article that was published in Police Quarterly.

  • Hale named a “Who’s Who in Choice Therapy and Reality Therapy” 3/5/2021

    Jane Hale, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, was recognized as part of the “Who’s Who in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy” in the International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. 

  • SRU students encouraged to take time to ‘kick back,’ March 7-13 3/4/2021

    While gathering in groups and traveling to a warm beach for some fun in the sun is a usual definition for spring break, the COVID-19 pandemic has made everyday life incredibly unusual. With that in mind, Slippery Rock University will be encouraging its students to kick back during what would typically be spring break, March 7-13. SRU’s Student Affairs division is planning “Kick Back Week,” with programming intended to help students relax and recharge for the second half of the spring semester.

  • SRU hosting international film screenings as part of virtual festival 3/3/2021

    When you think of international film festivals, European locales such as Cannes and Venice might come to mind. However, students at Slippery Rock University don’t have to travel to the French Riviera to enjoy international films. Instead, six French films will be screened via Zoom as part of the Tournées Film Festival, March 11 to April 15.

  • Fincher works at Super Bowl LV Experience 3/2/2021

    Zachary Fincher, a Slippery Rock University senior sport management major from Russell, worked last month’s Super Bowl LV Experience in Tampa, Florida.

  • The Rocket wins several PNA Keystone Media Awards 3/2/2021

    The Rocket, the student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, earned several awards in the 2021 Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Student Keystone Media Awards.

  • SRU welcomes founding dean for new College of Health Professions 3/1/2021

    Slippery Rock University has hired John Bonaguro as founding dean of the College of Health Professions, effective today, March 1. Bonaguro will serve in an interim capacity as SRU establishes its fifth college starting in the fall 2022 semester.

  • SRU celebrates Women’s History Month by transcending the binary 3/1/2021

    “Transcending the Binary” is the theme of Slippery Rock University’s Women’s History Month, as the SRU Women’s Center and Pride Center are coordinating programming during March for the campus community.

  • SRU professor’s book about U.S.-Central America history recognized with President’s Award 2/26/2021

    Thomas Pearcy, a Slippery Rock University professor of history, received the 2021 SRU President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement for his book about U.S. relations with Central America that is required reading for college students in Panama.

  • SRU’s homeland security degree earns national ranking 2/26/2021

    Slippery Rock University's bachelor’s degree in homeland security has been ranked as one of the nation’s best by Study.com.

  • Shotwell’s article published in The American Biology Teacher 2/26/2021

    Mark Shotwell, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of biology, wrote an article that was published in the February issue of The American Biology Teacher.

  • Naggy, SRU students present at assistive technology conference 2/26/2021

    Erin Naggy, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor, recently presented virtually with SRU students at the Assistive Technology Industry Association 2021 Conference.

  • SRU offering virtual self-care programming for BIPOC communities 2/25/2021

    Slippery Rock University is providing weekly virtual programming specifically for its Black, Indigenous and people of color communities to improve their mental and physical health and how they relate to social and cultural issues as college students. SRU’s series, titled “Self-Care for BIPOC Communities,” will be offered via Zoom for eight consecutive Fridays, Feb. 26 to April 16, led by presenters with experience in the areas of counseling and mental health.

  • SRU graduate helping at-risk youths take career steps 2/25/2021

    Doug Shirley started Career Walk, a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk high school students explore careers, but the steps of his own professional journey started at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU academic programs rack up honors from Intelligent.com 2/24/2021

    Slippery Rock University has had 18 academic programs recognized by Intelligent.com for providing excellence in curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and graduate employment.

  • SRU debuts new podcast, ‘Hello, SRU,’  to share campus community stories 2/23/2021

    There’s a new way for people to connect with the Slippery Rock University community and hear stories about its faculty, staff, students and alumni. SRU has launched its first podcast, titled “Hello, SRU,” featuring conversational style interviews with guests from throughout Rock Nation. 

  • SRU hosting first-ever PASSHE Esports Tournament 2/23/2021

    Which school has the best esports gamers in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education? That question will be answered in the coming months as Slippery Rock University will host the first-ever PASSHE Esports Tournament. The online event is open to student competitors from all 14 State System institutions, playing tournaments with three days each dedicated to one video game: Mario Kart 8, Feb. 28; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, March 28; and CS:GO, April 25.

  • Burick co-authors paper about the ‘sophomore slump’ 2/23/2021

    Natalie Burick, Slippery Rock University director of disability services, co-authored a paper that was published as a chapter in a book titled, “Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of College Students.”

  • SRU English professor and graduate co-author article 2/23/2021

    Tim Oldakowski, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, co-authored an article with an SRU graduate that was published in the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts.

  • SRU students lead study of fossils within national park structures 2/22/2021

    A Slippery Rock University research team involving two students, a professor and a paleontologist whose daughter is one of those said students explored the widespread occurrences of fossils and fossiliferous stone found within historic human-made structures. The study calls attention to unique insights into the human dimensions of paleontology, which is the study of fossils.

  • SRU student uses ‘crazy discipline’ to become ultramarathon runner 2/19/2021

    Ben Troy is like many college students in that he’s pulled a few all-nighters and he’s awake at ungodly hours compared to the general population. But he’s not staying up late to study or party –– instead, he’s up early, running. Troy, a senior Slippery Rock University exercise science major from Wilcox, has not only taken up the sport of endurance running, he runs ultramarathons, including 100-mile races that can take more than 24 hours to complete.

  • Petray co-edits book about linguistic discrimination in higher education 2/19/2021

    Marnie Jo Petray, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of modern languages and cultures, co-edited a book.

  • Paradis starts history and pop culture podcast 2/19/2021

    Lia Paradis, a Slippery Rock University professor of history, is the co-host of a new podcast titled “Lies Agreed Upon: Hollywood, History, and the Here and Now.”

  • SRU’s C2AC presents three-part virtual seminar series 2/18/2021

    To help computational and data science students prepare to tackle the industry’s toughest challenges, Slippery Rock University’s Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing will be hosting a three-part Computing Research Leadership Council virtual seminar series beginning Feb. 23. 

  • SRU shares student essays about Black history in new journal 2/18/2021

    A retired police sergeant is among 10 Slippery Rock University students who wrote essays for a new journal produced by the SRU History Department titled “Black History Matters.” Released in February to celebrate Black History Month, the journal consists of student essays written during the 2019-20 academic year as assignments for three SRU history classes related to African American history.

  • SRU hosting gender studies scholar for Diversity Management Series event 2/16/2021

    Slippery Rock University will continue its Diversity Management Speaker Series, 4 p.m., March 3, with a virtual presentation titled “Intersectionality at the Crossroads of Gender and Race: Material Support Across Difference.” Members of the SRU community can register for the event by completing an online form, after which they will receive a Zoom link via email to access the event.

  • SRU’s Student Nonprofit Alliance supports women through Project Pink 2/16/2021

    During dire financial situations, many people are often faced with the choice of purchasing food or paying a bill. That situation is compounded for women who can be forced to make the hard decision about whether to purchase feminine hygiene products. To ensure that such sacrifices need not be made, Slippery Rock University’s Student Nonprofit Alliance is hosting Project Pink to collect care package items for local women, now through March 5.

  • Pardus appointed to Laurel Legal Services board 2/16/2021

    Nicole Pardus, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate, has been appointed secretary of the board of directors of Laurel Legal Services.

  • SRU alumni-run social media startup enters partnership 2/16/2021

    Hybrid Storytellers LLC, a social media management firm owned and operated by Slippery Rock University alumni, recently entered a partnership with a Sparq Designs.

  • Three SRU alumni help guide Tampa Bay to Super Bowl win 2/15/2021

    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first NFL team to win a Super Bowl in its home stadium, Feb. 7, there were Slippery Rock University alumni working for the team and savoring the victory from different vantage points. Three SRU alumni are employed by the Buccaneers in the ticketing, video and football operations departments. 

  • SRU initiative focuses on three themes to help students thrive 2/15/2021

    How do students thrive at Slippery Rock University? That’s a question asked every day by staff in SRU’s Student Affairs division as they help support students through a variety of programs, resources and services. There’s no one answer but a new initiative is providing guidance in three areas – for not only the students, but the campus community that supports them.

  • SRU partners with preschool in India for virtual workshops and student teaching 2/12/2021

    Kara4Kids and Slippery Rock University share more than just the same goal to create lifelong learners, as indicated in both schools’ vision statements. SRU has partnered with the Kara4Kids, a system of preschools in India, to provide workshops led by SRU faculty for Kara4Kids teachers, staff and parents, while Kara4Kids is facilitating virtual student-teaching placements for SRU students.

  • Gaither speaks on panel about South Carolina’s civil rights movement 2/12/2021

    Thomas Gaither, a retired Slippery Rock University biology professor, spoke on a virtual panel discussion, Feb. 1, about the civil rights movement in South Carolina.

  • Tours and Pease-Hernandez selected by CTSS to teach a course in Spain 2/12/2021

    Sara Tours, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor, was selected to teach an education course for college students on leadership and advocacy at the University of Alcala in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

  • SRU’s online master’s in history ranked among country’s best 2/10/2021

    Slippery Rock University's online master’s degree in history has been ranked among the top 25 programs in the country by College Consensus.

  • SRU enrollment spring enrollment eclipses 8,000 students 2/9/2021

    Enrollment at Slippery Rock University for the spring 2021 semester is 8,100 students, according to the official 15-day count that was released today, Feb. 9, the 15th day of class for the semester. The 15-day count is used for national and state reporting purposes.

  • Eaton-Stull writes chapter for human-animal interaction book 2/9/2021

    Yvonne Eaton-Stull, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of public health and social work, wrote a chapter of a book about human-animal interaction.

  • Roth’s paper about home sharing published in Safer Communities 2/9/2021

    Jeffrey Roth, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, wrote a paper that was published in Safer Communities.

  • SRU hosting PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference, March 26-27 2/8/2021

    Slippery Rock University is hosting the 2021 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Women’s Consortium Conference, March 26-27, via videoconference. The networking event that addresses issues affecting women in higher education is free with registration open to everyone.

  • SRU chapter of American Marketing Association to host “Navigate the Maze: Healthcare Exploration” 2/8/2021

    The American Marketing Association chapter at Slippery Rock University will host “Navigate the Maze: Healthcare Exploration” at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 11, via Zoom.

  • SRU students are ‘frontier leaders’ for music education during the pandemic 2/5/2021

    Professors and students in Slippery Rock University’s music education program are at the forefront of remote and online learning practices as students prepare to teach music both virtually and in-person while receiving an education that mixes both modes of instruction.

  • Wagh named VP of cyber operations at Cornerstone Defense 2/5/2021

    Ganpat “Gunner” Wagh, a 1991 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in music education, was recently hired as the vice president of cyber operations at Cornerstone Defense LLC.

  • Sobolak’s article published in Literacy Today 2/5/2021

    Lisa Sobolak, a 2019 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master’s degree in education, wrote an article that was published in Literacy Today based on an assignment conducted when she was an SRU student.

  • SRU joins NADOHE to advance inclusion and diversity initiatives 2/3/2021

    Slippery Rock University has joined the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education as an institutional member. The NADOHE, an organization with more than 1,100 members representing 750 colleges and universities, serves as the voice for chief diversity officers in higher education. NADOHE's mission is to lead higher education towards inclusive excellence through institutional transformation.

  • SRU celebrates Black History Month with series of virtual events  2/2/2021

    February is Black History Month, and the Slippery Rock University community is honoring Black culture with a series of fun and educational programs, Feb. 5-26.

  • Scott advises CPA managers on retaining African American accountants 2/2/2021

    Edward Scott, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, wrote an article that was published in the January 2021 issue of The CPA Journal.

  • Merhaut serves as panelist for SRU-hosted education event 2/2/2021

    Joe Merhaut, an SRU associate professor of special education, was a panelist for a virtual event that addressed diversity issues in education.

  • SRU professor stresses public health advocacy for COVID-19 vaccinations 2/1/2021

    The availability of the coronavirus vaccine is a priority for government agencies and health care providers to help end the COVID-19 pandemic, but what about educating people who are reluctant to trust vaccinations? That’s a concern for public health professionals who must wage campaigns to advocate for widespread vaccinations, according to Alexander Ufelle, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work.

  • SRU’s occupational therapy doctoral program receives full accreditation 1/29/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s doctoral degree program in occupational therapy is officially accredited. The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association recently awarded SRU full accreditation through 2028.

  • Su co-authors four published papers about 4D printing 1/29/2021

    Jheng-Wun Su, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physics and engineering, co-authored four papers that were published by four different peer-reviewed journals within a one-month span.

  • Muthusamy receives Literati Award for Outstanding Paper 1/28/2021

    Senthil Kumar Muthusamy, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, received the 2020 Literati Award for Outstanding Paper

  • SRU-based food pantry hosting drive to stock shelves and support students 1/27/2021

    While many students see the beginning of a semester as a fresh start, some issues can continue to linger and affect daily life. One such problem is that of food insecurity. With that in mind, the Slippery Rock Student Government Association, in association with the Macoskey Center and the Office for Community-Engaged Learning, is hosting a food drive to help stock the shelves of the campus food pantry, Bob’s Cupboard, now through Feb. 5.

  • Brown named Outstanding Student by RCRA 1/27/2021

    McKenna Brown, a 2020 Slippery Rock University graduate won the Outstanding Student Award at the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association's National Conference.

  • SRU’s online bachelor’s programs ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report 1/26/2021

    Slippery Rock University’s online bachelor’s degree programs are among the best in the nation, according to the 2021 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. For the 2021 edition, U.S. News assessed and ranked more than 350 online degree programs across the country.

  • SRU receives federal grant that will provide financial aid to students 1/26/2021

    More financial help is on the way for Slippery Rock University students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance is courtesy of emergency relief funds approved by the U.S. Congress via the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021. SRU received $3,677,035 that will be used to relieve students’ financial stress and emergent expenses related to the pandemic.

  • Zanin Yost recognized for paper and professional excellence 1/26/2021

    Alessia Zanin Yost won the 2020 Best Paper award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, as well as the 2020 MAC Award for Professional Excellence by a New Health Sciences Librarian.

  • SRU Theatre Department presents ‘Making Melrose’ 1/25/2021

    The virtual curtain will soon rise on the Slippery Rock University Theatre Department’s premiere of “Making Melrose.” The first production of the spring semester will stage online performances Jan. 28-30.

  • Blake hired as CIO of North American Dental Group 1/25/2021

    Shawn Blake, a 1986 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in computer science, was recently named the chief information officer at North American Dental Group.

  • Leh’s research published in Journal of Transcultural Nursing 1/22/2021

    Sandra Leh, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of nursing, was lead author of a paper that was recently published in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 

  • SRU student writes about COVID-19 experience for Appalachia journal 1/21/2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in different ways: feelings of grief, sickness, economic uncertainty, isolation and angst toward how other people are reacting to this global health crisis. Andrew Jones, a Slippery Rock University senior English writing major from Grove City, has felt them all. He wrote an essay about his experiences last spring and submitted it to a mountaineering and conservation journal, which recently published his work.

  • Ugwuoke named director at Mohawk Valley Health System 1/21/2021

    Chisom Ugwuoke, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in management, was recently hired by Mohawk Valley Health System as its director of the Service Response Center and Patient Transport.

  • SRU to provide COVID-19 testing to students 1/20/2021

    Slippery Rock University has initiated a new COVID-19 testing protocol for the spring 2021 semester. Testing will begin in the next few weeks for both residential students and for student-athletes. A separate testing protocol available for the entire student population will be rolled out in the weeks that follow.

  • Wahbeh presents kratom research at system sciences conference 1/20/2021

    Abdullah Wahbeh, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of computer science, was the lead author on a paper that was presented virtually at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences earlier this month.

  • SRU receives It’s On Us PA grant to address sexual violence 1/19/2021

    Slippery Rock University once again received a state grant to combat sexual violence on college campuses. SRU was one of 37 Pennsylvania colleges and universities to receive “It’s On Us PA” grants for 2021, announced earlier this month by Gov. Tom Wolf as part of an annual statewide campaign that’s in its fifth year.

  • SRU alumnus’ company represents composer of inauguration ceremony music 1/19/2021

    Sean Murphy, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree music education, owns a music publishing company whose client composed music that will be played by the U.S. Marine Band at tomorrow’s presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.

  • SRU Student Support Office evolves to meet needs during the pandemic 1/15/2021

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Slippery Rock University recognized the importance of student support by developing systems to assist those encountering challenges, crises and other circumstances that could interfere with their path to success. And while the pandemic may have heightened those barriers, thanks to the continued emergence of SRU’s Student Support Office, the University is not only responding to needs but raising its level of service.

  • SRU students recreate campus virtually in Minecraft 1/13/2021

    A group of Slippery Rock University students are rebuilding SRU’s campus brick by brick. There is no mortar or physical construction involved, but rather pixels in the virtual world of Minecraft. The popular video game allows users to build elaborate virtual environments within the game and five students from the Esports Club at SRU chose to recreate the University’s campus.

  • SRU psychology professor co-authors book about a new treatment for anorexia 1/8/2021

    Anorexia nervosa affects 4.3% of Americans. Far fewer people suffer from this eating disorder, characterized by an abnormal low body weight and fear of gaining weight, than the 42% of Americans who are clinically obese. But that statistic doesn’t offset anorexia patients’ daily struggle or change their reality, and there is much room for improvement in addressing this condition, according to a Slippery Rock University psychology professor.

  • SRU earns six Education Digital Marketing Awards 1/6/2021

    Slippery Rock University earned six Education Digital Marketing Awards for 2020. In its eight year, the EDMAs recognize the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media from entries that were received from colleges, universities and secondary schools across the country.

  • SRU’s Hospitality and Tourism Department has new name and certificate program 1/4/2021

    A department within Slippery Rock University’s College of Business has a new name and is offering students a new certificate program. SRU’s Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism Department is now known as the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, marking changes to the department that include offering a hospitality management certificate.

  • SRU Army ROTC cadets receive branch assignments, Distinguished Military Graduate awards 12/22/2020

    Senior cadets from Slippery Rock University’s U.S. Army ROTC program recently received their branch assignments, meaning that their next step after leaving SRU has been determined. All but one of the 29 cadets received branch assignments.

  • SRU piloting a program with PA Department of Aging to help socially isolated older adults 12/21/2020

    A new pilot program launched by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging in partnership with Slippery Rock University is addressing social isolation of older adults in Butler and Mercer counties. During the 2020-21 academic year, nearly 100 SRU students in recreational therapy and gerontology classes are completing service-learning projects that include virtual interactions with older adults, either over the phone or virtually if the older adult had access to videoconferencing technology.

  • SRU professor prepares students for post-pandemic restaurant industry 12/18/2020

    Restaurants are among the businesses most adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly by the state government’s occupancy restrictions intended to reduce the spread of the virus in places where people gather. A Slippery Rock University professor who teaches a Food and Beverage Operations course recognizes the challenges but also sees the opportunities and lessons for students.

  • SRU professor talks about health information management in the pandemic 12/16/2020

    As Americans await the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, the immunization effort will be a collective effort that the U.S. has never experienced, both in terms of scale and urgency. One group of professionals involved in the process will be those who work in health information management, a field in which Slippery Rock University is preparing students to enter through academic programs within SRU’s Health Care Administration and Information Systems Department.

  • SRU marketing professor discusses the shift toward online holiday shopping 12/14/2020

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly curtailed many day-to-day activities outside the home, including dining, going to the movies and attending concerts and sporting events, one sector that is realizing an uptick is online shopping. Although the share of retail spending conducted online, known as “e-commerce,” has steadily risen in recent years, the 2020 holiday shopping season should see a dramatic increase given pandemic safety precautions.

  • SRU trustees honor retiring administrators; name Morrow Field House swimming pool 12/11/2020

    At its quarterly business meeting, Dec. 10, the Slippery Rock University council of trustees honored Jerry Chmielewski, a former SRU interim provost and dean of the College of Health, Engineering and Science, and Paul Leuken, director of athletics, with the presentation of commendations for their decades of service to the institution.

  • SRU’s Flute Studio invites high school students to audition for 7th Annual Honors Flute Ensemble 12/11/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Music Department is inviting high school flutists to audition for the Flute Studio’s 7th Annual Honors Flute Ensemble. Interested students should submit a completed application, recorded audition and nonrefundable $20 audition fee via an online submission process no later than 11:59 p.m., Jan. 1, 2021.

  • Pak’s work-family research accepted for ASSA meeting 12/11/2020

    Sunjin Pak, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of management and marketing, was accepted to present a paper at the Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting, which will be conducted virtually Jan. 3-5.

  • SRU developing plans to increase on-campus operations for fall 2021 semester 12/10/2020

    Slippery Rock University is developing its plan for increasing in-person, on-campus operations for the fall 2021 semester. While the spring 2021 semester will follow the fall 2020 model that included approximately 80% of classes being offered online, students enrolling for the fall 2021 semester can expect a different experience compared to the first full academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Melincavage and Silva speak at global nursing conference 12/10/2020

    Sharon Melincavage and Christina Silva, Slippery Rock University associate professors of nursing, spoke at the Global Virtual Conference on Nursing Science.

  • SRU’s School of Business accredited by AACSB International 12/9/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s School of Business has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.

  • Yamamoto presents animated stories with coding at ISTE conference 12/9/2020

    Junko Yamamoto, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education and foundations of education, presented at the International Society for Technology in Education’s ISTE20 Live virtual conference.

  • SRU hosting virtual Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, Dec. 10 12/8/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Office for Inclusive Excellence will host its biannual Multicultural Graduation Ceremony 5 p.m., Dec. 10, via Zoom. The event, which is open to the public, will recognize the accomplishments of 21 graduating SRU seniors who self-identified as multicultural, regardless of involvement with the OIE. The event also celebrates the variety of cultures at the University.

  • Happy Holidays from SRU 12/8/2020

    Happy holidays and a happy New Year from Slippery Rock University. We hope you enjoy the 2020 SRU Holiday Video Card.

  • SRU’s environmental education program accredited by NAAEE 12/8/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s master's program in environmental education has been accepted for accreditation by the North American Association of Environmental Education.

  • SRU trustees to meet Dec. 10 12/7/2020

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Dec. 10 by videoconference only. All committee and quarterly business meetings will be available virtually via Zoom videoconference or by telephone at 646.876.9923 with meeting ID 778 268 9666. All meetings are open to the public.

  • SRU Office of Global Engagement to host Global Graduation Ceremony 12/7/2020

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Global Engagement will host its biannual Global Graduation Ceremony, 6 p.m., Dec. 9, via Zoom.

  • Schimmel presents at three marketing and business conferences 12/7/2020

    Kurt Schimmel, a Slippery Rock University professor of management and marketing, completed three presentations at marketing and business conferences during the fall semester.

  • SRU twin brothers become Army officers at Commissioning Ceremony 12/4/2020

    Matthew and Michael Lugowski officially became U.S. Army officers with the rank of second lieutenant after they finished their degrees from Slippery Rock University in psychology and political science, respectively. The brothers, who enlisted together as National Guardsmen four years ago, were commissioned as officers together as well, Dec. 3, as the SRU Army ROTC hosted a private Commissioning Ceremony at Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Solano serves as virtual panelist about Latinx culture 12/4/2020

    Roger Solano, a Slippery Rock University professor of management and marketing, was a panelist for "Un Café Con Leche: the Conversation Continues.

  • Moss hired as Bank of America national marketing manager 12/3/2020

    Adam Moss, a 2005 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in finance, was hired as a national marketing manager for Bank of America Business Capital.

  • SRU alumna serving vital role with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 12/2/2020

    Hunger is always an issue that needs addressed by communities, but food insecurity has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the beginning of winter. One Slippery Rock University graduate has witnessed this firsthand in her roles working for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne.

  • Dieter, Cortijo publish, present language research 12/2/2020

    Gisela Dieter, an SRU professor of modern languages and cultures, recently co-authored an article for the Pennsylvania Language Forum.

  • McKay named Gov. Mifflin superintendent 12/1/2020

    Bill McKay, a 1987 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in resource management, was hired as superintendent of Governor Mifflin School District in Shillington.

  • SRU students get creative with video to deliver environmental education 11/30/2020

    As with many forms of education during the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental education has migrated to Zoom, YouTube channels and other forms of virtual presentation. The transition from outdoors to online has created new opportunities for Slippery Rock University students to exhibit creativity and reach wider audiences. Two such examples include a graduate student in SRU’s environmental education program, who as a high school biology teacher, has created a video blog for his students, while SRU undergraduate students in a park and resource management class are creating virtual interpretive trail videos for the public.

  • Kochis receives NAMM President’s Innovation Award 11/30/2020

    Samantha Kochis was selected by the National Association of Music Merchandizers to receive its President's Innovation Award.

  • Strahler and Artman co-author chapter about digital storytelling 11/25/2020

    Doug Strahler, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of strategic communication and media, and Nicholas Artman, an SRU assistant professor of strategic communication and media, co-authored a chapter in a book.

  • SRU/SGA Preschool and Child Care Center earns national accreditation 11/24/2020

    The Slippery Rock University/Student Government Association Preschool and Child Care Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world's largest professional organization working on behalf of young children.

  • Wahbeh’s analysis of diabetes apps published by Health and Technology 11/24/2020

    Abdullah Wahbeh, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of computer science, co-authored an article that was published in Health and Technology.

  • Happy Thanksgiving from SRU 11/23/2020
  • SRU’s C2AC thriving as students gain experience in cybersecurity industry 11/23/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing, known as “C2AC,” is not a physical location comprised of bricks and mortar. Rather, the C2AC is an online resource and interdisciplinary collaborative that is built on the research and career development activities of SRU students. Since the C2AC was launched in 2018 to address topics related to cybersecurity and high-performance computing, SRU students have been fulfilling the center’s mission through collaborative research and interdisciplinary academic efforts.

  • Zarit’s study of U.S. federal grants published 11/23/2020

    Matthew Zarit, a Slippery Rock University instructor of political science, co-wrote an article that was published in the Public Administration Review.

  • SRU Rock Life student hitting his stride by training with graduate student 11/20/2020

    Ryan Campbell ran his fastest mile at Slippery Rock University. He ran four laps around asphalt track at Old Thompson Field on a cloudy Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 20. The 7-minute, 15-second time trial was symbolic of his time as a student enrolled in SRU’s Rock Life program, a post-secondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Ma’at named an Arts Leadership Fellow at Pittsburgh Public Theater 11/20/2020

    Malic Ma’at, a 2015 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in theatre, was named to the inaugural Arts Leadership Fellow at Pittsburgh Public Theater.

  • SRU students organizing community festival around newly installed Christmas tree 11/19/2020

    A towering Christmas tree that last stood in the entertainment district in downtown Orlando, Florida, has found a new home in Slippery Rock thanks to the collaborative effort of a Slippery Rock University faculty member, student volunteers and multiple community partners. The 35-foot, artificial Christmas tree is the main attraction for a new event called the Festival of Trees that organizers hope will draw more people to Slippery Rock during the holidays.

  • The Rocket wins ACP Best of Show Award 11/19/2020

    The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, won first place in the 2020 Associated Collegiate Press Best of Show Awards at this year’s Fall National College Media Convention.

  • SRU alum on a mission to study NASA’s first returned asteroid sample 11/18/2020

    The influence of a Slippery Rock University education extends far beyond campus as alumni put their work out into the world. Andrew Ryan, a 2011 SRU graduate with a degree in environmental geoscience, has seen his work go even further – try 200 million miles into space on the surface of an asteroid. Ryan is a staff scientist at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory who is part of the OSIRIS-REx mission to study and collect a sample from a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu.

  • Larson’s study of point-of-sale systems is published 11/18/2020

    Stephen Larson, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, recently co-authored a paper that was published in the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

  • SRU Department of Dance hosts inaugural Emerging Choreographers Student Concert 11/17/2020

    Slippery Rock University's Department of Dance will host its inaugural Emerging Choreographers Student Concert, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18 via a livestream on the department's YouTube channel.

  • Lombardo added to BC3 board of trustees 11/17/2020

    Robi Lombardo, a 1995 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in marketing, was appointed to the board of trustees at Butler County Community College.

  • SRU receives EPA grant to help local manufacturers prevent pollution 11/16/2020

    – Slippery Rock University was one of 11 organizations in the nation, including six colleges and universities, to receive a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support pollution prevention activities. SRU received $72,146 from a total EPA grant budget of $1.16 million to fund “innovative, cost-effective, replicable source reduction approaches that enable the recipients and their partners to save energy and water, reduce pollution and improve public health.”

  • Brewer receives grant to lead K-12 school wellness project 11/16/2020

    Hannah Brewer, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of health and physical education, received a $15,000 grant from the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 for a project that provides professional development for Pennsylvania K-12 teachers and administrators to incorporate school wellness programs.

  • SRU’s financial leadership to change as Mercer appointed State System CFO 11/13/2020

    Slippery Rock University today announced that Molly Mercer, chief financial officer, has resigned her position at SRU to accept the CFO role with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Mercer’s final day at SRU will be Nov. 25 and she will begin as PASSHE’s CFO Dec. 7. Mercer’s duties at SRU will be assumed by Carrie Birckbichler, chief data officer, whose title will be chief financial and data officer, effective Dec. 5.

  • SRU’s C2AC hosting Cyberspace Event, Nov. 17 11/13/2020

    Slippery Rock University's Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing will host its fourth annual Cyberspace Event, 12:30-2 p.m., Nov. 17, via Zoom.

  • Connors, Carson awarded RERF scholarships 11/13/2020

    Stephanie Connors, a Slippery Rock University doctoral student, and Robert Carson, a junior health and physical education major, were among the 75 colleges students awarded scholarships by the Recycling Education and Research Foundation.

  • SRU academic department renamed Strategic Communication and Media 11/12/2020

    An academic department at Slippery Rock University has a new name: SRU’s Department of Communication is now the Strategic Communication and Media Department. The names of the six academic programs within the department will remain the same, but the name change of the department better aligns with the career-oriented design of the degree programs.

  • Yamamoto co-authors Pennsylvania Language Forum article 11/12/2020

    Junko Yamamoto, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, co-authored an article published in the Pennsylvania Language Forum.

  • SRU Department of Dance hosts first annual Fresh Moves Student Concert, Nov. 12 11/11/2020

    Slippery Rock University's Department of Dance will host its first annual Fresh Moves Student Concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 via a livestream on the department's YouTube channel.

  • SRU alumna is ‘commanding’ large-scale communications for U.S. Army 11/11/2020

    The idea of juggling responsibilities is an understatement for Capt. Amber Hagy, a 2013 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in communication-emerging technology/multimedia. Hagy, commander of Company A, 53rd Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Satellite Operations Brigade, is responsible for 60 soldiers and 11 civilian workers in a $55 million facility that operates 12 space satellites that serve a communication link for all branches of the U.S. military.

  • VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION 11/11/2020

    Slippery Rock University celebrated Veterans Day Nov. 11 with its annual ceremony that took place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Van Bremen becomes certified health care financial professional 11/11/2020

    Erin Van Bremen, a Slippery Rock University graduate student majoring in health information management from Aldan, was recently declared a certified health care financial professional by the Healthcare Financial Management Association board of directors.

  • Hummer named distinguished gerontological educator 11/10/2020

    Deborah Hummer received the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award from the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

  • SRU’s Center for Teaching and Learning to host virtual conference for PASSHE faculty 11/9/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Center for Teaching and Learning will host a professional development conference for faculty from five schools in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, Dec. 8-9. The event, titled The PASSHE West Virtual Conference on Teaching and Learning, is a free, virtual conference to share the latest advances in theory, practice and scholarship of teaching and learning. Presenters and attendees from SRU, California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University, Edinboro University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are invited to participate.

  • Kush collaborates with music researchers from Japan 11/9/2020

    Jason Kush, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, delivered a lecture and assisted with research conducted at the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan.

  • SRU hosting virtual Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11 11/6/2020

    Because of pandemic mitigation efforts, only a few people will be attending this year’s Veterans Day Ceremony at Slippery Rock University in person. And while most attendees will witness the event virtually via a video stream on SRU’s Facebook page, 11 a.m., Nov. 11, one of those who will have boots on the ground will be an SRU student veteran who will speak on behalf of his fellow veterans, military-affiliated students and Old Glory.

  • SRU professors co-author paper published in Professional Safety 11/6/2020

    Three Slippery Rock University professors co-authored a paper that was published as the cover article for the October issue of Professional Safety, a blind peer-reviewed journal published by the American Society of Safety Professionals.

  • SRU implementing new online verification process for students and employees 11/5/2020

    As Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff continue to learn and work remotely, the University is taking greater precautions to protect the campus from online threats such as cybercrimes, phishing schemes and other ways that personal information can be compromised.

  • SRU music department hosts virtual Chad Williamson Scholarship competition 11/5/2020

    Twenty-two Slippery Rock University student vocalists will take the virtual stage at 5 p.m., Nov. 7 when they compete in the Department of Music’s 28th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship competition.

  • Caula selected as a Fulbright peer reviewer 11/5/2020

    Ana María Caula, a Slippery Rock University professor of modern languages and cultures, was selected to serve as a peer reviewer for the 2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

  • SRU alum honored for career achievements in wildlife law enforcement 11/4/2020

    Tom Chisdock, a 1984 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in parks, recreation and resource management, received the 2020 Guy Bradley Award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Chisdock, who retired in 2019, was recognized for his career achievements as special agent in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement.

  • Polka receives U.S. patent for physical therapy system 11/4/2020

    Rhett Polka, a 2000 Slippery Rock University graduate with a doctoral degree in physical therapy, was issued a U.S. patent for The One80 System, a physical therapy system that he developed.

  • Thomas and Vukman pass CAPM exam 11/3/2020

    Shauna Thomas, a Slippery Rock University senior accounting major from Sarver, and Stephen Vukman, a 2020 SRU graduate with a degree in management, recently passed the Certified Associate in Project Management exam.

  • SRU composting advocates ‘break down’ options for fallen leaves 11/2/2020

    Fall is used as an interchangeable term for the season more properly known as autumn because that’s when leaves fall from the trees. Fall is synonymous with endings, declines and lapses, and the crumping leaves piling in your backyard are a visual reminder of period without growth. However, there are some people at Slippery Rock University who see fallen leaves as an opportunity for renewal.

  • SRU recognized in Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition” 10/30/2020

    Slippery Rock University continues to look good in green. The Princeton Review named SRU to its “Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition.” SRU has appeared on the list each year since 2010 when the Princeton Review started annually recognizing the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country.

  • Nicholls serves on Marketing Management Association panel 10/30/2020

    Jeananne Nicholls, a Slippery Rock University professor of management and marketing, presented on a peer-reviewed, virtual panel at the 2020 Marketing Management Association Conference, Oct. 25-27.

  • SRU hosts seventh annual Cybersecurity Fair 10/29/2020

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to remember a time when the majority of your day wasn’t spent in some sort of virtual reality. And as even the most routine activities have transitioned to an online format, ensuring your security against potential (and very real) threats from phishing scams and viruses has never been more important. With that in mind, Slippery Rock University students and faculty will have the opportunity to learn how to better defend themselves at the 7th Annual Cybersecurity Fair.

  • Melago receives OLC’s Effective Practice Award 10/29/2020

    Kathleen Melago, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, was honored by the Online Learning Consortium with a 2020 award for outstanding work in online and blended education.

  • SRU Alumni Speaker Series focuses on networking with Rachel Brecht, Nov. 11 10/28/2020

    Networking will be the topic of the second Slippery Rock University Alumni Speaker Series event of the 2020-21 academic year, as Rachel Brecht of TiER1 Performance Solutions will present virtually at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11.

  • Tours elected to Butler County Children’s Center board 10/28/2020

    Sara Tours, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, was elected to the board of directors of the Butler County Children’s Center.

  • SRU graduate publishes research to inform the e-bike debate 10/27/2020

    A recent Slippery Rock University graduate completed research that he began as an SRU student: analyzing the public sentiment about the controversial use of motorized, pedal-assisted electronic bicycles, known as e-bikes, on public lands. The research was supported by the Arizona Trail Association, a nonprofit organization that helps improve and maintain the 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail.

  • Mano receives PPTA award for Best Special Interest Report 10/27/2020

    Nanami Mano, a Slippery Rock University graduate student, received the 2021 Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association’s award for Best Special Interest Report.

  • SRU selected by Ever-Green Energy to receive free energy planning services 10/26/2020

    Slippery Rock University was one of two colleges selected as part of Ever-Green Energy’s “Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality” cohort, a higher education-focused program that provides institutions with free energy planning services from Ever-Green, a utility operator and sustainable energy adviser headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • Muthusamy co-organizes international webinar 10/26/2020

    Senthil Kumar Muthusamy, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of management and marketing, co-organized an international professional development webinar about management research collaboration that was jointly sponsored SRU’s Management and Marketing Department, the Academy of Management and the Indian Academy of Management.

  • Jazaei’s fluid mechanics book published 10/23/2020

    Robabeh Jazaei, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physics and engineering, recently wrote a book titled “Fluid Mechanics Experiments” that was published by Morgan Claypool Publishers.

  • SRU’s online master’s in data analytics ranked as one of the country’s best 10/22/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degree in data analytics has been ranked as one of the top 25 best actuarial science programs in the country by Best Masters Programs for 2021.

  • SRU’s Winter Session gives students a fast track (or chance) to stay on track 10/22/2020

    As many college classes have migrated to the safety of online environments during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “winter home” of classes at Slippery Rock University will be online where it always has been, offering students a convenient way to advance toward their degrees. The Winter Session at SRU this year takes place Dec. 16, 2020, to Jan. 11, 2021, as more than 1,800 students are expected to enroll in nearly 200 classes.

  • Maloney named CCO of Erlanger Health System 10/22/2020

    Robert Maloney, a 1997 Slippery Rock University graduate, was named chief operating officer for Erlanger Health System.

  • SRU alumna wins Pencak Prize for history research 10/21/2020

    Nikol Damato, a 2020 Slippery Rock University graduate with degrees in history and interdisciplinary programs, is the 2020 winner of the William A. Pencak Prize, which is awarded by the Pennsylvania Historical Association to honor the year’s best written undergraduate Pennsylvania history paper.

  • SRU’s Frederick Douglass Institute hosting virtual conference Oct. 27 10/21/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Frederick Douglass Institute is hosting a virtual mini-conference, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 27, to kick off a series of programming. The mini-conference, titled “Cultural and Social Disparities Among Marginalized Communities in America,” will feature three presenters addressing the topic of marginalized communities from the perspective of community service, American culture and cultural competencies in the Black Lives Matter era.

  • Hummel’s article about Muslim discrimination published 10/21/2020

    Daniel Hummel, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor, recently wrote an article that was published in Review of Religious Research, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Religious Research Association.

  • SRU professor provides input about job market trends 10/20/2020

    The job market awaiting aspiring college graduates leads to many questions for those embarking on a career during a global pandemic and economic uncertainty. Zippia, a career-building resource company, recently consulted with a Slippery Rock University professor for answers and published them on the Zippia website.

  • Helsel receives AFSCME scholarship for essay 10/20/2020

    Stone Helsel wrote an essay that helped earn him a $1,500 scholarship from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 13.

  • SRU is again named a ‘Cool School’ by the Sierra Club 10/19/2020

    Slippery Rock University is once again a “Cool School,” according to the Sierra Club, one of the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the U.S. For the fifth straight year, SRU made the Sierra Club’s 2020 Cool School rankings, which evaluates colleges and universities in North America for campus sustainability and schools’ commitment to environmentalism.

  • Asher’s paper published in journal about 9/11 health updates 10/19/2020

    Jana Asher, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, was lead author of a paper featured in a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

  • SRU launches Diversity Management Workshop Series for faculty and staff 10/16/2020

    Slippery Rock University is hosting a pair of online workshops for SRU faculty and staff to kick off its new Diversity Management Series, Oct. 20 and Nov. 9.

  • Dolan and Fleming’s article published by College Media Review 10/16/2020

    Emily Dolan and Brittany Fleming, Slippery Rock University assistant professors of communication, recently co-wrote an article that was published in College Media Review.

  • SRU celebrates employee service with video presentation 10/15/2020

    In a typical year, Slippery Rock University invites all employees to a campus gathering to celebrate those that have provided many years of service to the institution. Being that 2020 is not a typical year with COVID-19 safety protocols to consider, this year’s Employee Service Recognition ceremony is instead being conducted via a video presentation that is shared on the SRU website.

  • SRU athletic director Paul Lueken announces retirement date 10/15/2020

    After more than 26 years leading the Slippery Rock University Athletic Department, Paul Lueken announced today, Oct. 15, that he will retire from his position as director of athletics at the end of the calendar year.

  • Gias and Serapiglia to present paper at SMA conference 10/15/2020

    Shahriar Gias and Bella Serapiglia will co-present a paper at the Society for Marketing Advances 2020 national conference.

  • SRU Theatre Department raising the virtual curtain on fall season with ‘Home and Belonging’ 10/14/2020

    Since theatergoers are unable to attend shows in person due to COVID-19, Slippery Rock University’s Theatre Department has decided to bring the theater to patrons’ video screens with its performance of “Home and Belonging.” Performances will be 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15-17 via Zoom.

  • Barborak named executive director of Buhl Regional Health Foundation 10/14/2020

    Jennifer Barborak, a 2002 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in environmental studies, was recently named executive director of the Buhl Regional Health Foundation.

  • SRU students reminded of their power as voters 10/13/2020

    While “Who Will Lead Us?” is a question Americans will answer on Election Day, Nov. 3, it also happens to be the name of a University seminar course offered to freshmen this semester at Slippery Rock University. The course analyzes the U.S. presidential election. And whether SRU students are learning about the election process in a formal class or just following the news, all students are encouraged to become more political enlightened and register to vote by the Oct. 19 deadline.

  • Artman’s article published in Explorations in Media Ecology 10/13/2020

    Nick Artman, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of communication, recently wrote an article that was published in Explorations in Media Ecology, the peer-reviewed journal of the Media Ecology Association.

  • SRU students learn remotely from farmer presenting in the field 10/12/2020

    Slippery Rock University students taking an online class might not be able to gather as a group to visit an expert in the field, so an expert literally standing out in the field is coming to them. That’s the premise of “Farmer Fridays,” where a guest farmer conducts synchronous online presentations for SRU’s Sustainability in Food and Hospitality course.

  • Kerr receives Pitt’s Distinguished Educator Award 10/12/2020

    Bill Kerr, a 1973 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in elementary education, received the Distinguished PreK-12 Educator Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

  • SRU biology researchers study the effects of acid mine drainage on local streams 10/9/2020

    While most Pennsylvanians witness leaves changing colors this time of year, from rich greens to yellows, oranges and reds, another color change has been occurring in local streams during a much longer period of time. And fallen leaves are helping provide answers for researchers at Slippery Rock University.

  • Burick serves as panelist on accessibility webinar 10/9/2020

    Natalie Burick, Slippery Rock University director of disability services, recently served as a panelist on an open discussion webinar hosted by Simplicity, a student experience software company.

  • SRU provides hundreds of flu shots at on-campus clinics 10/8/2020

    Hundreds of Slippery Rock University students have already done what a majority of the U.S. adult population doesn’t do: get vaccinated for influenza. SRU’s Student Health Services administered flu shots to nearly 400 students who chose to attend free vaccination clinics on campus, Sept. 17 and Oct. 5. Additionally, more than 65 SRU employees received flu shots through two on-campus clinics, Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, organized through the Human Resources Office.

  • SRU music therapy research published 10/8/2020

    Seven Slippery Rock University students and alumni from the music therapy program, along with a faculty member, had research published recently in peer-reviewed journals.

  • SRU kicks off Alumni Speaker Series with Niki Campbell, Oct. 21 10/7/2020

    As Slippery Rock University’s Alumni Speaker Series resumes for the 2020-21 academic year with a new format, the first speaker has a timely message about adapting and being open to new experiences. Niki Campbell, a 1996 SRU graduate with a degree in English writing, will speak via Zoom, 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 21. Previous speakers presented in person but this year’s events will be virtual to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Benninger wins Regional Emmy for PensTV project 10/7/2020

    Tyler Benninger, a 2020 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in communication, contributed to a video project that won a 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

  • GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT (BOARDS) 10/6/2020

    Slippery Rock University's student clubs and organizations took to The Quad Oct. 6 with paint, brushes and lots of school spirit to craft SRU-themed homecoming messages on 3' x 4' boards as part of SRU's 2020 Homecoming and Spirit Week, Oct. 5-10.

  • Jantsch wins Golden Quill for Post-Gazette article 10/6/2020

    Kaisha Jantsch, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in English Writing, was a contributor to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article that won a Golden Quill Award.

  • A FRESH COAT OF PAINT 10/5/2020

    Members of Slippery Rock University's fraternities, sororities and student clubs and organizations took to the streets of downtown Slippery Rock to decorate storefronts along Main Street and various buildings across campus Oct. 5.

  • SRU celebrates LGBTQ+ people with Pride Month events 10/5/2020

    October is Pride Month at Slippery Rock University, as the University’s Pride Center has organized several events with student organizations and other campus partners to promote empowerment, awareness and education about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning people.

  • SRU Athletics Giving Day happens Oct. 9 10/5/2020

    The Slippery Rock University Athletic Department and University Advancement will host the inaugural Rock Athletics Giving Day, Oct. 9, to raise funds for each of SRU's NCAA Division II athletic teams.

  • Sukhija selected as XSEDE Campus Champion Fellow 10/5/2020

    Nitin Sukhija, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of computer science, was named a 2020-21 XSEDE Campus Champion Fellow. Sukhija is one of six Campus Champion Fellows this year selected to work side-by-side with XSEDE staff and research teams to solve real-world science and engineering projects.

  • SRU campaign encourages student activity and engagement 10/2/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership has started a campaign with a published list titled “Things Students CAN Do During COVID.” This list, shared online and through campus flyers, names things like on-campus recreation, off-campus destinations or virtual activities, such as attending an online career fair.

  • Cunningham releases debut poetry book 10/2/2020

    Paul Cunningham, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate, wrote a book of poetry titled ”The House of the Tree of Sores” that has been published by Schism2 Press.

  • Eaton-Stull’s book about animal-assisted crisis response is published 10/1/2020

    Yvonne Eaton-Stull, a Slippery Rock University associate professor, recently wrote a book titled “Animal-Assisted Crisis Response” that was published by National Association of Social Workers Press.

  • SRU provides online training simulator to address student mental health 9/30/2020

    Slippery Rock University is now providing an online training simulator to faculty, staff and student peer leaders which will help them identify students’ mental health risks and lead to student referrals to campus resources or other positive outcomes.

  • SRU’s Rock Life program receives $28,715 grant from PIHEC 9/30/2020

    Slippery Rock University received a $28,715 grant from the Pennsylvania Inclusive Higher Education Consortium to fund SRU’s Rock Life program.

  • Tours, Amodei facilitate workshop for teachers in India 9/29/2020

    Sara Tours and Michelle Amodei recently conducted a four-day virtual workshop for in-service teachers in India and other Asian countries.

  • SRU recognized in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education national rankings 9/28/2020

    Slippery Rock University received a high-five in yet another college rankings service. For the fifth straight year, SRU was ranked in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2021. SRU was among 797 institutions ranked nationally by WSJ/THE, which started ranking colleges and universities in 2017 based on its four “pillars” of resources, engagement, outcomes and environment.

  • Oliveira named director at University of Kansas 9/28/2020

    Kristopher Oliveira, a 2015 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in psychology, was named director of the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity at the University of Kansas.

  • SRU student research grant applications due by Oct. 4 9/25/2020

    The Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Grant program at Slippery Rock University funds a broad array of student endeavors, be it a service-learning project to help underserved communities, expenses to attend a performing arts collaborative or a typical laboratory experiment.

  • The Rocket wins first place in ASPA newspaper awards 9/25/2020

    The Rocket won first place with special merit in the American Scholastic Press Association’s Scholastic Newspaper Awards.

  • SRU Department of Dance goes virtual for annual faculty and guest concert 9/24/2020

    Slippery Rock University's Department of Dance will host its annual Faculty and Guest Artist concert at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8 via a livestream on the department’s YouTube channel.

  • SRU trustees honor former members and approve naming of Strain Safety Building rooms 9/24/2020

    At its quarterly business meeting, the Slippery Rock University council of trustees today honored two former members with the presentation of commendations to Sen. Mary Jo White and Thomas Breth while also approving naming rights to various rooms within the Strain Safety Building.

  • Ogoreuc inducted into Ocean City Beach Patrol Hall of Fame 9/24/2020

    Bob Ogoreuc was recently inducted into the Ocean City Beach Patrol Hall of Fame and he received the Stowe Award for outstanding contribution to ocean lifesaving in Ocean City, New Jersey.

  • SRU welcomes its first Frederick Douglass Institute scholars fellow 9/23/2020

    Slippery Rock University hired Clitha Mason as its first Frederick Douglass Institute scholars fellow, a position that was borne from a State System collaborative that provides teaching opportunities and other professional experiences to scholars while supporting the FDI mission to create inclusive university communities.

  • McGinty’s AV expertise shared by The Baffler, PAVE 9/23/2020

    Patrick McGinty, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, wrote an article about autonomous vehicles that was published in the magazine The Baffler, and he conducted a virtual presentation on the subject for Partners for Automated Vehicle Education.

  • BANNERING TOGETHER 9/22/2020

    Sixteen outdoor banners are being displayed around Slippery Rock University’s campus as part of an experiential digital global engagement project titled “Global Cultures: Portugal.”

  • SRU social work students interning with local police departments 9/22/2020

    Three Slippery Rock University students in the Master of Social Work program are embedded within local law enforcement operations as police social workers, working alongside officers in the field, helping de-escalate situations and applying their area of expertise.

  • Origel named Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 9/22/2020

    Jesus Origel, a 2020 Slippery Rock University graduate, was recently named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40.

  • SRU to host virtual Homecoming and Spirit Week, Oct. 5-10 9/21/2020

    Slippery Rock University is really putting the “home” in homecoming this year as the annual on-campus celebrations and events are being conducting online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SRU Homecoming and Spirit Week, Oct. 5-10, will feature virtual tailgate tent parties, games, sign and window paintings, the crowning of the homecoming royalty and more.

  • SRU BFA alumnus to be honorary artist at Art on Fire auction 9/21/2020

    Sharif Bey, a 1998 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts: ceramics, will be featured as the honorary artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Art on Fire auction Sept. 25.

  • Barnett presents counterterrorism research at NHSA conference 9/21/2020

    Brett Barnett, a Slippery Rock University professor of communication, recently presented as part of the National Homeland Security Association’s virtual conference series.

  • SRU hosting virtual Sunset Serenade fundraising event Sept. 24 9/18/2020

    Sunset Serenade, the annual fundraising event that supports Slippery Rock University’s Storm Harbor Equestrian Center, will saddle up virtually this year. To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and adhere to the CDC’s guidance on large gatherings, Sunset Serenade will occur on YouTube Live at 7 p.m., Sept. 24, as the online event will include a video presentation and opportunities for participants to bid on silent auction items.

  • SRU cybersecurity project accepted for XSEDE EMPOWER 9/18/2020

    Dustin Parrish, a Slippery Rock University senior cybersecurity major from Valencia, has been selected to work on a project through XSEDE EMPOWER, an apprenticeship program funded by the National Science Foundation.

  • SRU trustees to meet Sept. 24 9/17/2020

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Sept. 24 by videoconference only. All committee and quarterly business meetings will be available virtually via Zoom videoconference or by telephone at 646.876.9923. All meetings are open to the public.

  • BEATING BACK THE FLU BUG 9/17/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Student Health Services is hosting a free flu vaccine clinic for all students until 3 p.m., today, Sept. 17.

  • Behre keeps focus on students in SRU’s State of the University address 9/16/2020

    In his annual State of the University address, Slippery Rock University President William Behre maintained perspective of the University’s mission and vision amid the disruptions and anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • SRU researchers studying connection between moral reasoning and stress 9/16/2020

    There are a lot of factors that cause stress for college students, whether it’s an upcoming exam, a career decision, or what they plan to do this weekend. The COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded those stressors, where even a decision to go out in public requires principled awareness. With that in mind, researchers at Slippery Rock University are studying the somewhat paradoxical hypothesis that a heightened sense of moral reasoning may result in more stress among college students.

  • Nwachuku selected as USOW Ambassador 9/16/2020

    Brittany Nwachuku, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, was one of two women selected to represent Pennsylvania in the United State of Women Ambassador program.

  • SRU releases academic calendar for spring 2021 semester 9/15/2020

    Slippery Rock University today announced changes to its spring 2021 academic calendar.

  • SRU hosting virtual trivia event to celebrate Constitution Day 9/15/2020

    Slippery Rock University observes Constitution Day every Sept. 17, and just because many people are working or studying remotely this year, that doesn’t mean they can’t participate in a Constitution Day activity, and have some fun, too.

  • Three SRU alumni honored as PBT 30 Under 30 9/15/2020

    Three Slippery Rock University alumni were selected as recipients of the 2020 Pittsburgh Business Times 30 Under 30 Award.

  • SRU named a 2021 Best Regional University and Top Public School by U.S. News & World Report 9/14/2020

    The U.S. News & World Report today released its 2021 Best Colleges rankings and Slippery Rock University is again receiving plaudits from the national publication. SRU ranked 83rd on the “Best Regional Universities – North” list and 23rd on the list of “Top Public Schools – Regional Universities (North).”

  • SRU’s Security Studies Speaker Series features three experts this fall 9/14/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Department of Homeland and Corporate Security Studies is taking its annual speaker series online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Security Studies Speaker Series will feature three security professionals speaking via Zoom on Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 15.

  • Bhandari’s paper published in Nano Letters 9/14/2020

    Sagar Bhandari, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physics and engineering, recently wrote a paper that was published in Nano Letters, the American Chemical Society’s peer-reviewed journal that shares research related to nanoscience and nanotechnology.

  • SRU earns national endorsement for equity and inclusion 9/11/2020

    Colleges of Distinction has recognized Slippery Rock University for its outstanding commitment to equity and inclusion. SRU received the COD's 2020-21 Equity and Inclusion badge by “ensuring there is equal opportunity to thrive academically, personally and professionally for all students, faculty and staff.”

  • SRU’s Behre joins national coalition to spread social justice across the US 9/11/2020

    Slippery Rock University President William Behre has joined the presidents and chancellors of 14 other universities from across the country in bringing forward a message of unity to eradicate discrimination and racism.

  • Venezie’s marketing firm strikes deal with Pittsburgh Public Schools 9/11/2020

    Eric Venezie, a 2005 Slippery Rock University graduate, is the president of the marketing firm, Thought Process Enterprises, that recently contracted with Pittsburgh Public Schools.

  • SRU honored as a National Banner Unified Champion School by Special Olympics 9/10/2020

    Special Olympics International has selected Slippery Rock University to its list of National Banner Unified Champion Schools. SRU is the first college or university in Pennsylvania to earn this designation, which honors middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities for having “inclusive school climate and exuding a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all members of their communities.”

  • Brimkov's three papers published in separate journals 9/10/2020

    Boris Brimkov, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, has cowritten three papers that were published in separate peer-reviewed journals.

  • SRU honored as one of Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges in the Northeast” 9/9/2020

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized on the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” list of the top colleges and universities in the region. Each year, the Princeton Review publishes the top institutions by region and SRU was among the more than 650 schools listed on the website’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” resource.

  • Stout delivers APTA’s Maley Lecture 9/9/2020

    Nicole Stout, a 1994 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in community health, was awarded a lectureship from the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • SRU to celebrate its 2020 graduates with virtual commencement ceremony, Dec. 12 9/8/2020

    Slippery Rock University announced today, Sept. 8, that its winter commencement ceremony will be hosted virtually at 10 a.m., Dec. 12, for all spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates.

  • SRU fall enrollment surpasses 8,800, led by record number of graduate students 9/8/2020

    Despite challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Slippery Rock University enrollment continues to thrive. For the fall 2020 semester, there are 8,876 students enrolled at SRU according to the official count taken on the 15th day of classes, a measurement that is used for national and state reporting purposes.

  • Artman’s ‘mobile village’ article published in MEA journal 9/8/2020

    Nicholas Artman, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of communication, was the lead author of an article that was published in Explorations in Media Ecology, the peer-reviewed journal of the Media Ecology Association.

  • SRU earns national endorsement for military support 9/4/2020

    Colleges of Distinction has recognized Slippery Rock University for its outstanding commitment to military support.

  • Limon publishes paper, joins board of separate publications 9/4/2020

    Shah Limon recently wrote a research paper about flexible hybrid electronics reliability that was published in the Journal of Electronic Packaging.

  • SRU physics professors publish papers in Water Environment Research 9/3/2020

    Xinchao Wei recently co-wrote two research papers that were published in Water Environment Research, an international multidisciplinary journal related to the areas of water quality, resource recovery and water resource management.

  • SRU’s Chmielewski transitions to new role prior to January 2021 retirement 9/2/2020

    If you have a Jerry Chmielewski business card, there’s a real chance the job title is completely out of sync with the longtime Slippery Rock University administrator’s current duties. You see, during the course of the past five years, Chmielewski has served the University as a faculty member, interim dean, permanent dean, interim provost, and now, on the eve of capping a 30-year career at SRU, his final title: special assistant to the provost. Chmielewski has announced his retirement from the University in January 2021.

  • Khalili’s research presented at ASA meeting 9/2/2020

    Ahmad Khalili, a retired Slippery Rock University associate professor of sociology, was the co-investigator of a research project that was presented at the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting.

  • IN THE LIMELIGHT 9/1/2020

    While things may be settling down outside, they are heating up inside Slippery Rock University’s Miller Auditorium.

  • Finney appointed to Goodwill Industries board 9/1/2020

    Marcie Finney, a 1993 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in chemistry, was appointed to the board of directors of the Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc.

  • SRU security studies majors complete internships by working remotely 8/31/2020

    One of the many challenges for college students during the COVID-19 pandemic is completing an internship, but students at Slippery Rock University are finding success through remote-work internships with major companies. As examples, three SRU students in the homeland and corporate security studies program recently completed virtual internships this summer, two of which with Amazon and Boeing.

  • SRU students awarded ABGPA Midstream scholarships 8/31/2020

    Five Slippery Rock University students received scholarships of up to $2,000 each from the Appalachian Basin Gas Processors Association Midstream.

  • SRU launches Rock Learning Now webpage to assist students 8/28/2020

    Because the COVID-19 pandemic has forced more classes to be conducted online again this fall, Slippery Rock University is taking extra measures to help students adapt to college life and new learning environments. One way SRU is meeting students’ needs is through a webpage titled Rock Learning Now, which offers helpful videos, links and other resources related to the SRU student experience.

  • SRU to host monthly ‘Climate Conversations’ beginning Sept. 2 8/28/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Sustainability will host monthly “Climate Conversations” for the SRU community and the public to address climate problems. The first Climate Conversation will occur at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 2, via Zoom with subsequent conversations continuing the first Wednesday of each month as long as there remains interest.

  • Conley named president at Froedtert Hospital 8/28/2020

    Eric Conley, a 1990 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health services, was recently named president of Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

  • Hogue and Lewis write NEA grant to support local K-5 students 8/27/2020

    Mark Hogue, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of secondary education and foundations of education, recently wrote a grant with an SRU alumnus that was accepted and benefited local schoolchildren.

  • SRU welcomes new students and the Class of 2024 8/26/2020

    Slippery Rock University has welcomed new students and members of its Class of 2024 with open arms, despite students being physically distanced from faculty and staff both on and off campus. More than 2,500 freshmen, transfer students and graduate students began fall-semester classes Aug. 17. And while approximately 80% of the SRU’s classes this fall are online, the institutions’ COVID-19 safety measures haven’t prevented students from feeling like they are part of their new campus.

  • Bonekovic named Delta Zeta 35 Under 35 8/26/2020

    Morgan Bonekovic, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with degrees in criminology/criminal justice and philosophy, was selected by the Delta Zeta sorority as a 2020 recipient of the Delta Zeta 35 Under 35 award.

  • SRU marketing professors present on webinar 8/25/2020

    Jeananne Nicholls and Kurt Schimmel, Slippery Rock University professors of marketing, recently served as invited panelists for a webinar hosted by the Gulf Marketing Association and Clarion University.

  • SRU signs articulation agreements to place students in new athletic training program 8/24/2020

    Slippery Rock University is making the route to earning a master’s degree in athletic training easier for not only its undergraduate students but also for students at other institutions by signing articulation agreements with eight partner institutions. SRU recently signed new agreements with Central Penn College and North Carolina Wesleyan College.

  • Dolan, Fleming present newspaper research at AEJMC conference 8/24/2020

    Emily Dolan and Brittany Fleming, Slippery Rock University assistant professors of communication, recently presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s virtual conference.

  • SRU welcomes five fundraisers from SRU Foundation 8/21/2020

    Five fundraisers from the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc. will be transitioned to employees of the University, effective Sept. 1. The pending moves were announced by Dennis Washington, SRU vice president for University advancement, in collaboration with the Foundation following a review of the University’s advancement operations upon Washington’s January hiring.

  • SRU students earn BEA award for audio PSA 8/21/2020

    Three Slippery Rock University students were recognized with the Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association for an audio public service announcement that they produced.

  • SRU alumnae elected to ATRA board 8/20/2020

    Two Slippery Rock University graduates were named to the board of directors of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

  • SRU Communication and Media Hall of Fame reveals its 2020 class 8/19/2020

    The Slippery Rock University Communication and Media Hall of Fame has announced six inductees for its 2020 class. The hall of fame recognizes people who “evolved from an accomplished student at SRU into a person who has excelled at the professional level in the fields of communication and media.”

  • Alexander receives national Delta Zeta award 8/19/2020

    Halley Alexander, a Slippery Rock University senior early childhood/special education major from Pittsburgh, received the 2020 Grace Mason Lundy Award from the Delta Zeta sorority’s national council.

  • SRU physics professors to present shale research at SPE-ATCE 8/18/2020

    Mohammad Kazemi and Viacheslau Kudrashou, Slippery Rock University assistant professors of physics, will present research they co-authored.

  • SRU makes headway on summer construction projects despite pandemic-related delays 8/17/2020

    Face-to-face instruction at Slippery Rock University wasn’t the only thing that came to a halt last spring when the coronavirus pandemic swept across the nation. Along with it was a stoppage of construction work by state orders. But when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf gave the green light for building projects to begin again, May 4, crews at SRU were once again on the job.

  • The Rocket receives several SCJ honors 8/17/2020

    The Rocket, the independent, student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, won several awards in the 2019-20 Society for Collegiate Journalists National Contest.

  • SRU installation of Meeting Owl cameras will enhance online learning 8/14/2020

    Faculty and students at Slippery Rock University will surely give a hoot about a peculiar device occupying classrooms this semester. More than 160 SRU classrooms have been equipped with Meeting Owl webcams that feature sophisticated technology to help deliver online classes.

  • THEY LIKE TO MOVE IN, MOVE IN 8/14/2020

    Residential students began arriving at Slippery Rock University Aug. 14 as part of the University’s annual “Week of Welcome” event to usher in the fall 2020 semester.

  • SRU earns multiple rankings from College Choice 8/12/2020

    Slippery Rock University was recently recognized by College Choice in four of its 2020 rankings, including its list of “Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania,” as well as four national and state rankings for individual academic programs. College Choice is a website that “helps students and their families find the college program that meets their particular needs.”

  • SRU’s Bailey Library announces new fall hours, safety protocols 8/10/2020

    Often thought of as a place of seclusion for studying, a college library doubles as a campus hub that can experience high volumes of traffic. That’s why Slippery Rock University is taking special safety measures at Bailey Library this fall to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Students can expect slight adjustments to the hours and physical environment when the library opens for the fall 2020 semester classes Aug. 17.

  • Frederick re-elected to NAPLA board 8/7/2020

    Heather Frederick, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of political science, was re-elected to the executive board of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.

  • Paradis’ book about Sudan published 8/7/2020

    Lia Paradis, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of history, recently had her book “Imperial Culture and the Sudan” released by I.B. Tauris Publishers.

  • Joo co-authors article in HR journal 8/7/2020

    Baek-Kyoo Joo, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of management and marketing, recently co-authored an article that was published in Human Resource Development International, a journal that promotes the practice and research of individual, group and organizational learning and performance.

  • SRU welcomes back students with blend of virtual and in-person programming 8/6/2020

    Like most campus programming in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, Slippery Rock University’s annual Week of Welcome will have a different look in 2020. Along with welcoming a reduced number of residential students to campus, WOW events, beginning Aug. 12, will feature a series of virtual programs to engage first-year students and help them get acclimated to campus life.

  • SRU to feature modified dining options for fall 2020 semester 8/5/2020

    Like most public eating options during the coronavirus pandemic, the dining experience won’t be the same at Slippery Rock University compared to previous years. But students, faculty and staff can plan to get their fill of dining options on campus when classes resume for the fall semester.

  • SRU student sees growth with math mindset research project 7/31/2020

    Many people use the excuse of not being “good at math” or a “math person” when they struggle to solve problems involving numbers. This concept of having a fixed mathematical mindset, where you are either born with the ability or you aren’t, has turned a Slippery Rock University mathematics major into a “research person.”

  • Asher’s submission accepted for SAGE reference project 7/31/2020

    Jana Asher, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, wrote a composition that was accepted for the SAGE Research Methods Foundations’ SAGE Reference Project.

  • Limon co-authors article in Quality Engineering journal 7/31/2020

    Shah Limon, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physics, recently co-authored a paper that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Quality Engineering.

  • Muthusamy’s paper selected for management journal 7/31/2020

    Senthilkumar Muthusamy, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of management and marketing, co-authored a paper that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of General Management.

  • Sun published in petroleum engineering journal 7/31/2020

    Xindi Sun, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physics, recently co-authored an article that was published in the Society of Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal.

  • SRU recognizes Keller with 2020 President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Advising 7/29/2020

    Jennifer Keller, a Slippery Rock University professor of dance, is the 2020 President's Award for Outstanding Academic Advising. The award, based on student nominations and selected by the president on recommendation from an awards committee, honors extraordinary SRU faculty in their role as academic advisers.

  • SRU professors, student look back on local life during World War II 7/27/2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the first time Slippery Rock University or the state of Pennsylvania had to respond to a global crisis that completely changed the way people function in their daily lives. SRU history professors and an SRU student discuss what World War II was like on campus and in the state.

  • SRU students in Politics of Race class study racial disparities in U.S. health care 7/24/2020

    Racial disparities in the U.S. health care system is an issue that has become a focal point this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation’s racial justice movement. But even before anyone heard of the coronavirus, Slippery Rock University students who took last fall’s Politics of Race class had delved into the issue by focusing a research project specifically on racial disparities related to women’s health.

  • Asher named chair of ASA survey section 7/24/2020

    Jana Asher, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, has been elected chair of the American Statistical Association's Survey Research Methods Section. Asher will serve as chair-elect for 2021 and chair for 2022.

  • SRU blood pressure study published in ACSM journal 7/24/2020

    A faculty-student research team from Slippery Rock University recently had a study about inter-arm blood pressure differences published in the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, the peer-reviewed journal of the nation’s leading professional association in the field of sports medicine.

  • SRU receives $80,000 grant for quantum lab 7/24/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Physics Department received an $80,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to buy equipment for a new quantum laboratory that will help teach students about nanofabrication and quantum devices.

  • SRU partners with Allegheny Health Network to review COVID-19 mitigation plans 7/22/2020

    Slippery Rock University has reached a consultative services agreement with Allegheny Health Network that will improve the safety of students, faculty and staff returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • SRU names Mitchell special assistant to the president 7/21/2020

    Slippery Rock University President Bill Behre has announced that Terrence Mitchell has been named as a special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion. Beginning Aug. 10, SRU will be sharing Mitchell with Edinboro University, where he works as EU’s chief diversity and inclusion officer.

  • SRU student gets rare opportunity to learn from NFL coaches 7/20/2020

    Angela Baker, a Slippery Rock University senior, spent three weeks with the Cleveland Browns coaching staff as part of the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coach Fellowship program. She participated in the Browns’ offseason practices, which were limited to virtual meetings because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • SRU professor leads study of medical experts’ tweets about COVID-19 7/16/2020

    There are a lot of facts and opinions about COVID-19 on the internet and it can tough to sift through all the information to answer the question, “What are the medical experts saying about this?” Abdullah Wahbeh, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of computer science, started asking this question back in February and he did more than scroll through social media: he analyzed the data.

  • SRU partnership with Edinboro U is part of PASSHE’s proposed integrations strategy 7/16/2020

    As part of its ongoing System Redesign efforts, the board of governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has authorized Chancellor Daniel Greenstein to begin reviewing a proposed strategy to improve the operating structure and academic programming at six of its universities by more deeply integrating their operations.

  • SRU named best public college in Pennsylvania for job-seeking graduates 7/15/2020

    The career website Zippia has named Slippery Rock University as the best public college in Pennsylvania for job-seeking graduates as part of its “Best Public Colleges in Each State for Getting a Job in 2020” list.

  • PSAC suspends competition through Dec. 31 7/15/2020

    In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concerns over the safety of student-athletes and campus communities, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Board of Directors has voted to suspend all athletic competitions and championship events through Dec. 31, 2020.

  • SRU researchers develop laboratory activity to demonstrate herd immunity 7/14/2020

    People may have “heard” about herd immunity during the coronavirus pandemic, but a faculty-student research group at Slippery Rock University is actually showing what it means by developing a laboratory activity that demonstrates the suppressed spread of a viral disease after people get vaccinated.

  • An Open Letter to SRU International Students 7/13/2020

    An open letter from Slippery Rock University President William J. Behre, Ph.D.

  • SRU earns national endorsement for career development 7/10/2020

    Colleges of Distinction has recognized Slippery Rock University for its outstanding commitment to student career development. SRU received the COD’s 2020-21 Career Development badge for “providing unparalleled support throughout every stage of students’ career exploration, development and application.”

  • SRU public health students organize community social media campaign 7/8/2020

    Five students enrolled in the online master’s degree in public health program are completing a practicum project this summer by working with the Keystone Health Programs, a nonprofit health promotion agency serving Butler and Beaver counties. Together, they are leading social media campaigns to education the community on public health topics that include problem gambling, underage drinking and vaping.

  • SRU’s nursing programs recognized by Colleges of Distinction 7/6/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s nursing programs earned the 2020-21 Education Field of Study badge from Colleges of Distinction.

  • SRU alumnus establishes Unity Scholarship with $10,000 gift 7/2/2020

    A new scholarship established at Slippery Rock University supports underrepresented minority students from western Pennsylvania and students who have a parent that is a first responder.

  • Cooke’s article about humor published by ATRA 7/2/2020

    Colleen Cooke, a Slippery Rock University professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, wrote an article that was published in the American Therapeutic Recreation Association’s newsletter.

  • SRU named a Campus Labs All Star finalist 7/2/2020

    Slippery Rock University was one of seven national finalists Campus Labs All Star Award, awarded to the campus that has demonstrated sustained effort and successful adoption of Campus Labs tools.

  • Harry writes two articles accepted for journalism encyclopedia 7/2/2020

    Joseph Harry, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of communication, has had two articles accepted for publication in The Sage Encyclopedia of Journalism, 2nd Edition.

  • SRU researchers examine esports impact on students 7/1/2020

    As more students are playing esports at Slippery Rock University, a faculty-student research group in the Management and Marketing Department is conducting a study of students’ attitudes and behaviors related to esports, including the correlation between hours spent gaming and their GPAs.

  • SRU announces 2021 Performing Arts and Lecture Series schedule 6/29/2020

    The curtain has been drawn to reveal the Slippery Rock University Performing Arts and Lecture Series’ 2021 season schedule. SRU will host an expanded variety of shows including performances in Miller Auditorium.

  • SRU’s education programs recognized by Colleges of Distinction 6/26/2020

    For the fourth consecutive year, Slippery Rock University’s College of Education has earned the 2020-21 Education Field of Study badge from Colleges of Distinction.

  • SRU hosting ‘new normal’ education and training workshop July 28 6/24/2020

    Slippery Rock University is hosting a virtual workshop to help people engage students, employees or any type of learner in the COVID-19 pandemic environment. The event, titled “Best Practices for Education and Training Dealing with the New Normal,” will take place July 28, via Zoom videoconference.

  • Rock produces 260 PSAC Scholar-Athletes 6/23/2020

    A total of 260 Slippery Rock University student-athletes have been recognized as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes for maintaining above a 3.25 cumulative GPA for the 2019-20 academic year.

  • SRU researchers study the effects of occupations on opioid addiction recovery 6/22/2020

    A research team consisting of three Slippery Rock University students in the occupational therapy doctoral program conducted a study to better understand how performing meaningful daily activities help people recover from opioid addiction.

  • SRU business programs recognized by Colleges of Distinction 6/19/2020

    For the fourth consecutive year, Slippery Rock University’s College of Business has earned a 2020-21 Field of Study badge from the Colleges of Distinction.

  • SRU philosophy researchers make space for stand-up comedy 6/17/2020

    Did you hear the one about the philosophy researcher who liked stand-up comedy? That question is not a ploy to deliver a punchline. There indeed was a philosophy study at Slippery Rock University that looked at how stand-up comedy might be funnier depending on the performance space. In other words, a “tough room” might actually be the result of the room and not the audience.

  • Former SRU head football coach Mihalik listed on College Football Hall of Fame ballot 6/17/2020

    Former Slippery Rock University head football coach George Mihalik is one of 40 coaches listed on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot that was announced by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame.

  • SRU student presenting urban green space research at SSWG Twitter Conference 6/15/2020

    To share her research about urban green space, Sau Silwal had to create some space in her online presence for social media. Silwal, a Slippery Rock University graduate student majoring in park and resource management from High Point, North Carolina, will present during a Twitter conference, June 16, organized by the Social Science Working Group of the Society for Conservation Biology.

  • SRU recognized with three “Colleges of Distinction” awards 6/12/2020

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized as a 2020-21 College of Distinction, as well as a Public College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, by the Colleges of Distinction, an online resource that helps students and their parents navigate the process of selecting the right school.

  • Bartek and Brungard co-author article about sustainability in libraries 6/12/2020

    Jennifer Bartek, Slippery Rock University manager of library operations, and Allison Brungard, instructor of library, recently co-authored an article about sustainability in libraries for the American Libraries Magazine, a publication of the American Library Association.

  • Thomas appointed to state academic content committee 6/12/2020

    Becky Thomas, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, was selected to serve on the Pennsylvania Academic Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology Standards Content Committee.

  • Cooklin’s paper accepted for NASSP conference 6/12/2020

    Katie Cooklin, a Slippery Rock University professor of philosophy, wrote a researcher paper that was accepted for presentation by the North American Society for Social Philosophy for its International Social Philosophy Conference, July 16-18.

  • SRU researchers use animals to help prison inmates cope with loss 6/9/2020

    A study by a faculty-student research group at Slippery Rock University is helping prison inmates cope with the death of loved ones by using animal-assisted therapy. Conducted last year at the State Correctional Institution in Cambridge Springs, the research showed positive effects that can help provide options for mental health treatments.

  • Continuing the Conversation 6/8/2020

    An open letter from Slippery Rock University President William J. Behre, Ph.D.

  • SRU finalizing plans for fall 2020 semester 6/5/2020

    Slippery Rock University today announced preliminary plans pertaining to the fall 2020 semester, including the resumption of face-to-face classes.

  • Putting Up with the Despicable Preserves Our Rights 6/5/2020

    An open letter from Slippery Rock University President William J. Behre, Ph.D.

  • SRU researchers aim for year-round plant growth with aquaponics system 6/4/2020

    According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the four-week period to plant lettuce in Slippery Rock ended May 23. However, a faculty-student research group at Slippery Rock University is planning to grow lettuce and other produce on campus year-round with yields two times faster than traditional agriculture.

  • SRU trustees appoint faculty liaison to council at quarterly business meeting 6/4/2020

    The Slippery Rock University council of trustees today approved the appointment of Lia Paradis, associate professor of history, as a non-voting liaison to the council for the 2020-21 academic year at its quarterly business meeting. The meeting was conducted by videoconference.

  • SRU researchers analyze corporate social responsibility campaigns 6/3/2020

    Slippery Rock University students in a 300-level class called Case Studies in Public Relations and Integrated Communications chose the #AerieREAL public relations campaign to analyze the ethics and overall effectiveness of a campaign focused on body positivity.

  • SRU trustees to meet June 4 6/1/2020

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet June 4 by videoconference only.

  • SRU alumni recognized by Marquis Who’s Who 5/29/2020

    Two Slippery Rock University graduates were recognized by Marquis Who’s Who, a publisher of biographical profiles. David Kerhli, a 1972 SRU graduate with a degree in political science, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and Matthew Perkins, a 1995 SRU graduate with a degree in health services, was listed among the Marquis Who’s Who.

  • Ballew elected Mathematical Association of America officer 5/29/2020

    Joshua Ballew, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, was elected second vice-chair of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

  • Fleming and Artman present on BEA virtual panel 5/29/2020

    Brittany Fleming and Nick Artman, Slippery Rock University assistant professors of communication, presented on a virtual panel at the 2020 Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, April 19.

  • SRU students collaborate to portray personality traits through art 5/28/2020

    As part of an ongoing Art and Science Series at Slippery Rock University last fall, 14 students in a Printmaking met with 35 students from a 200-level psychology course, called Personality, to provide an immersive experience called the “Art of Personality.” The visual outcome, which are displayed in Bailey Library, was more than a dozen sets of 5-by-5-inch prints, each representing the “Big Five” traits based on a psychology theory of personality types.

  • SRU group conducting research at prehistoric excavation site near Wolf Creek 5/26/2020

    Dig a few inches into the dirt along Wolf Creek near Slippery Rock and you’ll find what appears to be a rock, but it could also be a 4,000-year-old artifact indicating the short-term occupations of indigenous people. This may seem far-fetched but it’s exactly what a faculty-student research group at Slippery Rock University is finding.

  • Werner appointed to NCTM Joint Committee on Women 5/22/2020

    Judy Werner, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of elementary education and early childhood, was appointed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics to the Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences.

  • Smeak authors Professional Safety cover story 5/22/2020

    Rona Smeak, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of safety management, authored an article titled “Safety in the Multi-Generational Workplace,” which is the cover story of the May 2020 issue of Professional Safety, a blind peer-reviewed journal published by the American Society of Safety Professionals.

  • Niebauer’s book climbs Amazon Best Seller Rankings 5/22/2020

    Chris Niebauer, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of cognitive science and leadership, recently had his book, “No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism,” reach No. 1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers Rankings in Germany in the Buddhism category.

  • Gias’ salesforce agility paper accepted for AMA conference 5/22/2020

    Shahriar Gias, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of management and marketing, had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2020 American Marketing Association Summer Academic Conference, Aug. 21-23, in San Francisco.

  • SRU professor discusses how face masks affect interpersonal communication 5/20/2020

    Emily Dolan, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of communication, was recently interviewed by WISR-AM, a news talk radio station in Butler, about how the use of face masks has affected interpersonal and nonverbal communication.

  • SRU trustee appointments approved by Senate 5/18/2020

    The Pennsylvania Senate has approved Gov. Tom Wolf’s appointment of Dan Lavalle, William McCarrier and Alfonso Angelucci to seats on Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees. Lavalle is a new appointment, while McCarrier and Angelucci were reappointed.

  • SRU selects next student trustee 5/14/2020

    Samantha Hawk, a Slippery Rock University sophomore political science major from South Park, will be joining SRU’s council of trustees. Hawk was unanimously selected by an SRU committee for the one seat on the 12-member COT designated for an SRU full-time undergraduate student.

  • SRU professor provides restaurant owners advice as webinar panelist 5/13/2020

    Mary Jo Ross, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of hospitality, event management and tourism, was a panelist last week on a webinar for restaurant owners hosted by the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau.

  • Pak selected to present paper at AOM meeting 5/13/2020

    Sunjin Pak, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of management and marketing, had a paper accepted for presentation at the Meeting of the Academy of Management, Aug. 7-11, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Connolly named CFO at Campbell University 5/13/2020

    Sandy Connolly, a 1987 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in accounting, was named vice president for business and chief financial officer at Campbell University.

  • Kachmarik receives ISHOF Paragon Award for Water Polo 5/13/2020

    Lynn Comer Kachmarik, a 1979 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in physical education, received the 2020 Paragon Award for Water Polo from the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

  • SRU students elect Joey Sciuto SGA president 5/12/2020

    The elected student leaders at Slippery Rock University are set for the 2020-21 academic year, as the Slippery Rock Student Government Association recently announced the election results for its next executive board. Joey Sciuto, a sophomore social work major from New Wilmington, was elected SGA president.

  • SRU honors three recipients of President’s Awards for Civic Engagement 5/11/2020

    Every year, Slippery Rock University recognizes contributions made by students, faculty, staff and community partners for their civic engagement. With that in mind, SRU recently honored three individuals with the 2020 President’s Awards for Civic Engagement. The annual awards program is organized by the University’s Office for Community-Engaged Learning.

  • Congratulations, graduates! 5/9/2020

    A special message from Slippery Rock University President William Behre to our spring 2020 graduates.

  • SRU publishes online journal to share student-faculty scholarly work 5/8/2020

    In a typical year, Slippery Rock University students present their research in person at an on-campus event in April called the Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement. This year, however, is anything but typical due to COVID-19. As such, SRU will still showcase its best student-faculty scholarly work, but this year the presentation comes in the form of an online journal.

  • SRU education majors help ease local schools’ transition to remote learning 5/8/2020

    Delivering education became an immediate and enormous challenge for grade-school teachers and parents after schools were forced to transition from face-to-face instruction to online modalities. Enter Slippery Rock University education majors who came to the rescue in a variety of ways for several local school districts in the form of student teachers and a special partnership between SRU and the Slippery Rock Area School District.

  • SRU trustees bid farewell to student appointee; rescind tuition increase proposal 5/7/2020

    The Slippery Rock University council of trustees said goodbye to one of their own today at their quarterly business meeting. The council bid farewell and commended Dylan Colcombe for his service on the council as a student trustee. Colcombe, a senior from North Huntingdon, will graduate this month with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.

  • SRU honors recipients of annual Rising Stars awards 5/7/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership recently announced its 2019-20 Rising Star awards from its Instagram account, as well as several other awards recognizing students, faculty, staff and organizations for their impact on the campus community.

  • SRU Bonner Leader is opening the book on community building 5/6/2020

    Love your neighbor and ask questions. Those are words that Jaeden Chapman lives by. As a student in Slippery Rock University Bonner Leader Program, Chapman found the perfect place to apply those directives: the Slippery Rock Community Library.

  • SRU’s RN to BSN program ranked one of the country’s best by College Consensus 5/5/2020

    Slippery Rock University ranked No. 24 on College Consensus’ list of “Best Online RN to BSN Nursing Programs,” which accounts for a combination of market reputation, educational quality and rewarding income.

  • SRU students highly rate their college experience, according to national survey 5/4/2020

    Slippery Rock University students are rating their college experience higher than students at SRU’s peer institutions, according to 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement data. Last year, nearly 1,100 SRU first-year and senior students took the NSSE survey, which assesses student participation in activities and programs that promote their learning and personal development.

  • Krauss appointed director of health district in Connecticut 5/4/2020

    Aimee Krauss, a 2000 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in therapeutic recreation, was appointed director of health for the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District in Connecticut.

  • SRU professors co-author climate change article 5/4/2020

    Jason Hilton, an associate professor of secondary education and foundations of education, and Patrick Burkhart, professor of geography, geology and the environment, co-authored an article about climate change that was published by Science Scope, a peer-reviewed journal for teachers, university faculty responsible for teacher preparation, and other science supervisors and leaders.

  • Three SRU students selected for NFA Collegiate Flute Choir 5/4/2020

    Three Slippery Rock University students were selected to perform at the National Flute Association’s 2021 convention as members of the Collegiate Flute Choir.

  • SRU trustees to meet May 7 5/1/2020

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet May 7 by videoconference only. All committee and quarterly business meetings will be available virtually via Zoom videoconference or by telephone.

  • SRU’s music therapy program ranked on list of ‘50 Best Affordable’ 4/30/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s music therapy program has been ranked on the list of the “50 Best Affordable Music Therapy Bachelor’s Degree Programs” for 2020 by Affordable Schools, a resource that helps people students make smart, higher education decisions.

  • SRU ranked among the Top 25 Safest College Campuses in America 4/29/2020

    Slippery Rock University was named one of the Top 25 Safest College Campuses in America by YourLocalSecurity.com, a website maintained by the home security company SafeStreets.

  • SRU researchers measuring benefits of carbon-plated running shoes 4/29/2020

    A faculty-student research team in the SRU Exercise Science and Rehabilitative Sciences Department is conducting a study of the latest carbon-plated running shoes to see how well they’re helping runners hit their strides.

  • SRU wins 12 Collegiate Advertising Awards 4/28/2020

    Twelve entries from Slippery Rock University’s Communication and Public Affairs division earned recognition in the 2019 Collegiate Advertising Awards. The Collegiate Advertising Awards program is a national program that honors marketing professionals for excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion specific to higher education products and services.

  • SRU recognizes students and faculty with Celebration of Achievement 4/27/2020

    In previous years, Slippery Rock University conducted a Celebration of Achievement with an awards ceremony recognizing faculty and students for their outstanding contributions in the areas of academics, research, scholarship, creative activities and more. The celebration continues this year with a video tribute in lieu of an on-campus ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • SRU Foundation reschedules annual Giving Day for May 1 with new focus 4/24/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s 2020 Giving Day, originally scheduled for March 26, has been rescheduled for May 1, as the fourth annual fundraiser organized by the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., will also be billed as a Day of Caring to emphasize donation to the Student Support Fund and the Continued Success Scholarship that meet the needs of SRU students.

  • SRU’s Kelley receives 2019-20 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence 4/24/2020

    Laura Kelley, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood received the SRU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the 2019-20 academic year. The award recognizes a faculty member based on their commitment to teaching beyond contractual obligations, a participatory and engaging pedagogy, developing and using innovative classroom practices and their commitment to scholarly growth.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in English earns national ranking 4/23/2020

    – Online Schools Report has recognized Slippery Rock University on its Best Online Master’s in English list. OSR ranked 20 schools from across the country with SRU coming in at No. 15.

  • SRU’s Theatre Department creates face masks for on-campus employees 4/23/2020

    Slippery Rock University is literally giving props to its on-campus employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Two members of SRU’s Theatre Department are using fabric from its costume shop to create cloth face masks that essential employees can wear while working on campus.

  • SRU honors Fonner, Campbell with President’s Awards for Outstanding Service 4/22/2020

    Karla Fonner and Mimi Campbell have a combined 41 years working at Slippery Rock University and four degrees as SRU alumnae. Now they share the distinction as co-recipients of the 2020 President’s Awards for Outstanding Service.

  • SRU keeps faculty, staff and students connected – remotely – during pandemic 4/21/2020

    When the coronavirus pandemic struck and college and universities were forced to move almost the entirety of their operations online, there are a lot of moving parts involved. At Slippery Rock University, faculty and students had to adapt to a distance learning modality while the majority of staff switched to remote work, all within a matter of days. Two departments in particular were instrumental in making that transition happen: Information and Administrative Technology Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

  • SRU co-pilots virtual campaign to connect students and employers 4/20/2020

    The Slippery Rock University Office of Career Education and Development is joining career centers from five universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to form the PASSHE-West Virtual Recruitment Campaign. Each university will host virtual events for employers and students from all five institutions are invited to participate.

  • Beech named PWCS Principal of the Year 4/20/2020

    Neil Beech, a 2001 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master’s degree in elementary education, was named 2019-20 Principal of the Year for Prince William County (Virginia) Public Schools.

  • Robb earns Community Cornerstone Award 4/20/2020

    Mike Robb, a 1997 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master’s degree in children and youth counseling, was won the Jean B. Purvis Community Cornerstone Award. The award, which honors people who have made significant contributions to Butler County, is annually presented by the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center of Butler County.

  • SRU group seeks contributions for pandemic archive project 4/17/2020

    A group from Slippery Rock University, including the Stone House Center for Public Humanities and SRU Archives, created “Shared Voices, Shared Experiences: COVID-19 & the Slippery Rock Community,” in which they are collecting, preserving and sharing experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the lives of everyone connected to SRU and the surrounding communities.

  • Peterson named CMO of Lazydays 4/17/2020

    Tom Peterson, a 1992 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in business administration, was recently named chief marketing officer for Lazydays, a recreational vehicle company headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

  • SRSGA legislative action recognized at COSGA 4/17/2020

    The Slippery Rock Student Government Association, the independent, student-run organization that represents students at Slippery Rock University, won “Outstanding Student Government Achievement” at the 2020 Conference on Student Government Associations.

  • SRU combines 3D printing resources to create face shields for local health care workers 4/16/2020

    Slippery Rock University continues to provide local first responders and health care worker with personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, as eight 3D printers from various SRU departments were used to create 100 face shields.

  • SRU class partners with local coffee shop owners to create new laboratory experience 4/15/2020

    Students in the Food and Beverage Operations class at Slippery Rock University are not going to a coffee shop to sip lattes and use the free Wi-Fi, but rather they are learning the restaurant industry and partnering with the owners of the yet-to-be-opened Rooster’s Coffee Bar in Slippery Rock.

  • SRU post-baccalaureate student answers ‘second call’ through Troops to Teachers program 4/14/2020

    Members of the U.S. armed forces serve their country, but after completing their commitment or retiring from the military, many veterans still have a passion to serve. Maurice Lee found his second calling as a teacher through Slippery Rock University’s Troops to Teachers program.

  • SRU honors Salas Camus with President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement 4/10/2020

    Pedro Salas Camus, a Slippery Rock University instructor of modern languages and cultures, wrote a book, “2666: en búsqueda de la totalidad perdida,” that earned him the 2019-20 SRU President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement. The award recognizes works from the SRU community that were published, presented, developed or performed in the last three years.

  • SRU faculty, students present at AWP Conference 4/10/2020

    Thirteen Slippery Rock University faculty and students either attended and presented or authored a presentation at the Association for Women in Psychology Conference in Austin, Texas, March 5-8.

  • Picard named chief ranger at Acadia National Park 4/10/2020

    Therese Picard, a 2006 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master’s degree in park and resource management, was recently named chief ranger at Acadia National Park, a 47,000-acre recreation area primarily on Mount Desert Island in Maine.

  • Jenny co-authors textbook for physical and health teachers and coaches 4/10/2020

    Seth Jenny, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, co-authored a textbook, “Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches,” that was recently published by Human Kinetics, Inc.

  • SRU Bonner Leader feels at home helping others 4/8/2020

    Jayla Brown, a Slippery Rock University freshman psychology major from McKeesport, feels right at home by serving others as one of five freshmen in the Bonner Leader Program, a program in its inaugural year at SRU where students earn a wage to a lead a community-service partnership for the University.

  • SRU takes virtual approach in keeping students engaged outside of online classes 4/6/2020

    Slippery Rock University is keeping students involved outside of their online classes through virtual programming coordinated by the University’s newly formed Student Involvement Team.

  • Belcastro appointed to Maryland General Assembly 4/6/2020

    Lisa Belcastro, a 2012 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, was recently appointed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to fill a legislative vacancy representing parts of Baltimore County in the Maryland General Assembly.

  • Miller named Distinguished Teacher by MAA AlleMo 4/6/2020

    Lyn Miller, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, received the Distinguished Teaching Award from Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

  • SRU provides surplus health care and safety supplies to local hospitals and first responders 4/3/2020

    When a global pandemic forces a university to make an abrupt change from traditional face-to-face instruction to online classes, many of its physical resources suddenly go unused. Thanks to a collaborative effort by Slippery Rock University administrators, staff and faculty, that scenario was averted as campus supplies were distributed to local health care professionals and first responders who are on the front lines fighting the coronavirus.

  • Moran earns Pitt’s Outstanding Dissertation Award 4/3/2020

    Lauren Moran, Slippery Rock University director of student engagement and leadership, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education. The award recognizes students in Pitt’s Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education programs for their outstanding dissertations that make contributions to the field of education.

  • SRU’s pandemic course takes on deeper meaning during coronavirus outbreak 4/2/2020

    Slippery Rock University is offering a new class this semester called “Spotlight on the Past: Pandemic” that was designed last year but now, coincidentally, ties appropriately to the current coronavirus pandemic.

  • SRU students recognized by NBS-AERho 4/2/2020

    Slippery Rock University students were recognized in four categories in awards presented at the 2020 National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho: National Electronic Media Association’s national convention.

  • SRU offers Summer Sessions for students to accelerate degree progress 4/1/2020

    With college students really just returning to virtual classrooms following an extended spring break due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it may seem odd to begin thinking about summer, but it’s not. Slippery Rock University Summer Session classes are a great way to progress toward degree completion, whether a student in enrolled at SRU, is a student at another college or university, is a qualified high school student or a community member who wants to take a class.

  • The Rocket wins seven Student Keystone Press Awards 3/25/2020

    The Rocket, the independent student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, won seven awards in the 2020 Student Keystone Press Awards hosted by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

  • Zarit co-authors article published in Economics & Politics 3/25/2020

    Matthew Zarit, a Slippery Rock University instructor of political science, co-authored an article that was published in Economics & Politics.

  • SRU postpones spring 2020 commencement ceremonies 3/23/2020

    Slippery Rock University President William Behre announced today, March 23, that the University’s spring commencement ceremonies, scheduled for May 8-9, have been postponed indefinitely. The move is part of SRU’s ongoing effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • SRU moves remainder of spring semester classes online only beginning March 30 3/16/2020

    Slippery Rock University President William Behre today announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the University will conduct the remainder of its spring semester instruction only through distance learning modalities beginning March 30.

  • SRU instructor and full-time police officer discusses ‘COPS’ on show anniversary 3/11/2020

    The television show “COPS” debuted 31 years ago, documenting police officers as they go about their jobs. A Slippery Rock University instructor and full-time police officer reflects on the show and its impact on society.

  • SRU COVID-19 Update: Spring Break Extended Two Weeks; Instruction Moved Online 3/11/2020

    Slippery Rock University today announced that as a proactive measure in the midst of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the University has made the decision to extend the current spring break, originally scheduled from March 8-15, until March 29. This extension pertains to on-campus (residential and commuter) students only. All online students will resume classes, as scheduled, March 16.

  • SRU’s O’Donnell named Miss Smiling Irish Eyes for Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade 3/10/2020

    Stephanie O’Donnell will be the toast of the town in Pittsburgh Saturday. O’Donnell, a Slippery Rock University freshman exercise science major from Irwin, was named the 2020 Miss Smiling Irish Eyes by the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. O’Donnell will be among the most honored participants in the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will take place 10 a.m., March 14, in downtown Pittsburgh.

  • SRU wins 21 Educational Advertising Awards including ‘Best of Show’ 3/9/2020

    Slippery Rock University won 21 awards including Best of Show in the 35th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, a national competition sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report recognizing the field of educational marketing and advertising.

  • SRU Performing Arts & Lecture Series presents Maureen McGovern, March 21 3/6/2020

    Superstar Maureen McGovern, described as “sophisticated one moment, gutsy the next, and always pitch perfect,” will perform at 7:30 p.m., March 21, in the University Union as part of Slippery Rock University's Performing Arts & Lecture Series.

  • Josselyn awarded Women in Cybersecurity scholarship 3/6/2020

    Jenna Josselyn, a Slippery Rock University freshman cybersecurity major from Irwin, was awarded a Women in Cybersecurity Student Scholarship to attend the WiCyS 2020 Conference, March 12-14, in Aurora, Colorado.

  • Pease-Hernandez selected to teach communication course in Spain 3/5/2020

    Christine Pease-Hernandez, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of communication, was selected by the Consortium for Transatlantic Studies and Scholarships to teach a communication course for college students in Spain.

  • SRU warns students about employment scams in observance of National Consumer Protection Week 3/5/2020

    National Consumer Protection Week, observed this week, March 1-7, 2020, is a time the Federal Trade Commission and its partners emphasize the need to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. One area of concern, especially for Slippery Rock University’s First National Bank Office of Career Education and Development, are employment scams, which take advantage of people like college students who are eager to make money after graduation.

  • SRU awards two $12,000 scholarships at PJAS regional meeting 3/4/2020

    Slippery Rock University awarded two $12,000 scholarships to a pair of high school students who attended the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science’s 63rd Annual Region IX meeting Feb. 22 at the Smith Student Center. It was the 23rd straight year that SRU hosted the event, which attracted more than 450 students in grades 7-12 from across western Pennsylvania.

  • PRINTMAKERS IN POLAND 3/4/2020

    The Martha Gault Art Gallery hosted a March 3 opening reception for “Printmakers in Poland,” an exhibition presented by Barbara Westman, associate professor of art.

  • Burkhart serves as keynote speaker at PGS meeting 3/3/2020

    Patrick Burkhart, a Slippery Rock University professor of geography, geology and environment, was recently a keynote speaker at a meeting of the Pittsburgh Geological Society.

  • SRU media course benefits students, community and faculty through service-learning 3/3/2020

    The name of the Media Project Management course at Slippery Rock University describes exactly what students are doing during the semester: managing media projects. But this senior-level capstone course for communication majors is developing skills for more than just students because of an emphasis on service-learning. Community partners who are serving as real-world clients, and even the professor of the class, are also benefitting from their experience.

  • Smith awarded TRISS Information Security Studies Scholarship 3/2/2020

    Shane Smith, a Slippery Rock University sophomore cybersecurity major from Pittsburgh, was awarded an Information Security Studies Scholarship by organizers of the Three Rivers Information Security Symposium.

  • SRSGA restructures senate ahead of 2020-21 elections 3/2/2020

    The election process for the 2020-21 Slippery Rock Student Government Association is underway with candidates running for seats that are part of a new senate structure emphasizing colleges instead of residence halls.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in special education earns national ranking 2/28/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degree in special education has been ranked as one of the top 45 best programs in the U.S. by Online Course Report for 2020.

  • SRU faculty, students provide guidance for tax season 2/28/2020

    Theresa Phipps, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of accounting, economics and finance, shares her thoughts on a new IRS Tax Withholding Estimator, which allows taxpayers to figure out the amount of income tax they must withhold from wages and pension payments.

  • Ogoreuc earns American Red Cross Top Provider Award 2/28/2020

    Bob Ogoreuc, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of physical and health education, received a 2019 American Red Cross Top Provider Award.

  • Ashman named athletics executive at University of Memphis 2/27/2020

    Lauren Ashman, a 2004 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in sport management, was recently hired as the executive associate athletics director/senior woman administrator at the University of Memphis.

  • SRU student overcomes cancer, commits life to helping children 2/26/2020

    As Sydney Kresconko reads aloud from the pages of children’s books while leading “Story Time” at the Slippery Rock Community Library, none of the children know that she recently turned the page on a scary conflict in her own life: overcoming stage 4 lymphoma. Now cancer-free, Kresconko is interning at the SRCL as she prepares to be a child life specialist.

  • SRU Theatre Department hosts ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 2/26/2020

    While most students are “buzzing” about campus preparing for midterms, a group of Slippery Rock University theatre majors can be found rehearsing for their production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” with performances at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28-29 and March 3-5 and a 2 p.m., March 1 matinee.

  • Wittman appointed to Jobility board of advisors 2/26/2020

    Thomas Wittman, a 1986 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in computer science, was appointed to the board of advisors for Jobility, a company that provides technology to assist employers and workers participate in the gig economy.

  • SRU to host international debate with Japanese students Feb. 27 2/25/2020

    Two Slippery Rock University students will put their lessons in civil discourse into practice this week as they prepare to debate counterparts from the Japanese National Debate Team at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 27 in the Vincent Science Center Auditorium.

  • Boronyak named PSAHPERD Teacher of the Year 2/25/2020

    Dean Boronyak, a 2001 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education teaching, was named Elementary Health and Physical Education 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Inc.

  • Katzer, Nieri receive National Drowning Prevention Alliance awards 2/24/2020

    Matyas Katzer, a Slippery Rock University senior safety management major from Pittsburgh, has been selected by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance to receive a Michael Phelps Foundation Scholarship; while Lexie Nieri, a 2015 SRU graduate with a degree in health and physical education teaching, will receive the NDPA Community Lifesaver Award.

  • SRU students work with software engineer to secure robotic systems 2/24/2020

    A team of Slippery Rock University students are working with a software engineer to secure robot operating systems in response to companies that are rushing to stay ahead of the demand for products that use artificial intelligence.

  • SRU puts ‘IZE’ on food insecurity, March 22-28 2/21/2020

    The Student Nonprofit Alliance at Slippery Rock University will partner with Butler County Community College to host "IZE on Food Insecurity Week” March 22-28. The weeklong event includes a March 27 “Harvesting Ideas for Food Security'' mini-conference.

  • SRU dance students perform in Chicago and Philadelphia 2/21/2020

    Slippery Rock University dance majors recently performed at events in Philadelphia and Chicago.

  • SRU’s online master’s degree in criminal justice ranked one of country’s best 2/20/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s online master’s degree in criminal justice has been ranked as one of the top 20 best programs in the nation by Online Course Report.

  • SRU named a Top 10 ‘Military Friendly School’ for 11th consecutive year 2/20/2020

    Slippery Rock University ranks third in the nation on a list of Military Friendly Schools, which recognizes colleges and universities for serving their military and veteran students. SRU earned its 2020-21 Military Friendly Gold status as a top 10 school in the “Small Public School” category, which features public universities with fewer than 10,000 students. SRU has achieved Military Friendly honors every year since 2010.

  • Ruppert's 'Savage Lands' performed by Red Masquers 2/20/2020

    Timothy Ruppert, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, wrote a play, "Savage Lands: A Colonial Comedy," that is being performed by the Duquesne University Red Masquers, an amateur theater company in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU’s Flute Studio hosts 6th annual Honors Flute Ensemble performance, Feb. 23 2/19/2020

    Fifteen Slippery Rock University Flute Studio students will be taking stage with a group of junior and senior high school students when the SRU Music Department host the 6th Annual Honors Flute Ensemble concert, 7 p.m., Feb. 23 at Swope Music Hall.

  • Jallow's energy retrofit research published in engineering journal 2/19/2020

    Abdou Karim Jallow, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of health care administration and information systems, recently had his research published in the Journal of Architectural Engineering, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • SRU professors reflect on 135th anniversary of Huckleberry Finn 2/18/2020

    “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” published 135 years ago today, Feb. 18, is considered by many literary experts, including professors at Slippery Rock University, to be one of the greatest novels in American history.

  • SRU professor discusses consequences of WikiLeaks 10 years after breach 2/18/2020

    Websites like WikiLeaks, which gained international attention 10 years ago when a U.S. Army intelligence analyst leaked sensitive documents, are a discussion topic in homeland and corporate security studies classes at Slippery Rock University.

  • Pollock named director at Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio 2/18/2020

    Lauren Pollock, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in marketing and professional studies, was named director of development operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio.

  • SRU Women’s History Month celebration to emphasize body positivity 2/17/2020

    When it came time to select a theme for Slippery Rock University’s March observance of Women’s History Month, Lyosha Gorshkov, the first-year director of SRU’s Women’s Center, thought back to conversations he had with students during his job interview last fall.

  • Ross appointed to AHLEI advisory council 2/17/2020

    Mary Jo Ross, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of hospitality, event management and tourism, was appointed by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute to its Education Certification Advisory Council.

  • HARD AS A ‘RUCK’ 2/17/2020

    The Slippery Rock University Army ROTC program hosted the Western Pennsylvania Arctic Ranger Challenge, Feb. 15, at various locations around campus including Old Thompson Field and the Leadership Development Center.

  • Labor inducted into Mercer County Hall of Fame 2/14/2020

    Doug Labor, a 1980 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in geography, was recently inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame, which recognizes people from Mercer County who have excelled in athletics or contributed as leaders in athletics.

  • SRU hosts Seneca-Iroquois National Museum director, Feb. 20 2/13/2020

    Joe Stahlman, director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, will speak at Slippery Rock University, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Feb. 20, in Smith Student Center, Room 323. The event, hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and part of the Native American Studies Series, is open to the public and SSC is accessible.

  • The Rocket earns Gold Medalist Critique from CSPA 2/13/2020

    The Rocket, the independent student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, won a Gold Medalist Critique Certificate from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

  • SRU earns ‘great value’ ranking for philosophy degrees 2/12/2020

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of the country’s top 100 “great value” colleges for earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy by Great Value Colleges.

  • SRU's Feb. 26 fashion show features dressing for success 2/12/2020

    Slippery Rock University will help students look their best through the "Dress for Success Fashion Show," 7 p.m., Feb. 26, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Mani and Kalia attend dance festival in Cambodia 2/12/2020

    Jaya Mani, a Slippery Rock University instructor of dance, and Luvenia Kalia, a junior dance major from George Town, Malaysia, attended the Global Naatya Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia, last month.

  • Gilliland receives Grove City Chamber Community Service Award 2/11/2020

    John Gilliland, a 1977 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in economics, won the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Community Service Award, which is presented to one person each year who demonstrates care and service for the Grove City community.

  • SRU remains vigilant against the flu virus 2/11/2020

    Reports of spreading viruses, diagnosed cases and even deaths as a result of the coronavirus outbreak that began in China have dominated the news. However, when it comes to viruses, health officials at Slippery Rock University warn the community there's a more serious threat with which they need to be concerned: influenza, also known as the flu.

  • SRU enhances security and processing speed by moving data systems to the cloud 2/11/2020

    A significant infrastructure upgrade took place at Slippery Rock University last month as SRU switched its student information systems and other enterprise systems from being stored on campus hardware to remote networks, known as "the cloud."

  • SRU hosts 50th annual SRUAHPERD Mini-Convention March 25 2/10/2020

    "Growth Through the Years" is a fitting theme for the 2020 Slippery Rock University Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Mini-Convention. The SRUAHPERD Mini-Convention, a professional development conference for health and physical education teachers, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event, March 25 at Morrow Field House.

  • ROCK-ING AROUND THE CLOCK 2/10/2020

    Dozens of teams comprised of Slippery Rock University students stayed "Up 'til 2" Feb. 7 at the Aebersold Recreation Center to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  • Hummel's article accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journal 2/10/2020

    Daniel Hummel, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of philanthropy, nonprofit leadership and public affairs, will have a research article published in an upcoming issue of Local Economy, a peer-reviewed journal for policy analysts, researchers and practitioners concerned with place-based policies for economic development, regeneration and human development.

  • SRU welcomes three additional trustees 2/7/2020

    The Pennsylvania Senate has approved the appointment of Elise Michaux, Jeff Smith and Robert Taylor to seats on Slippery Rock University's council of trustees.

  • SRU hosts 63rd Annual Junior Academy of Science regional meeting Feb. 22 2/7/2020

    More than 550 aspiring junior and senior high school scientists will compete for nearly $24,000 in Slippery Rock University scholarships when the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science visits campus for its 63rd Annual Region IX meeting Feb. 22.

  • Cole named chair of Butler County Chamber of Commerce 2/7/2020

    Christopher Cole, Slippery Rock University's director of auxiliary operations and student services, was recently named chair of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors.

  • SRU community urged to get REAL ID 2/6/2020

    Americans will no longer be able to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building without a REAL ID-compliant form of identification after Oct. 1. Without a REAL ID, an alternative form of federally acceptable identification, such as a passport, will be required.

  • SRU alum plays and conducts in PPT's "Little Shop of Horrors" 2/6/2020

    Catie Brown, a 2009 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in music education, is participating in the Pittsburgh Public Theater's presentation of "Little Shop of Horrors," Jan. 23 to Feb. 23, at the O'Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh.

  • SRU organizers cancel Feb. 15 Chinese New Year celebration 2/5/2020

    The Chinese New Year celebration scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Slippery Rock Township Municipal Building has been canceled. The decision to cancel the event was made by its organizers out of respect for the people in China who are not able to celebrate the new year because of the coronavirus outbreak affecting the country.

  • SRU Bonner Leader’s own experiences provide inspiration for service to others 2/5/2020

    Danielle Blide has the opportunity to continue giving back to the community as one of five freshmen in the Bonner Leader Program at Slippery Rock University. Bonner students receive a scholarship and are paid to lead a community-service partnership for the University.

  • Fleegle named executive director at Las Ventanas 2/5/2020

    Doug Fleegle, a 1989 Slippery Rock University with a degree in community health, was named the executive director of Las Ventanas, a continuing care active-adult community in Summerlin, Nevada.

  • SRU professor discusses changes as Facebook platform turns “Sweet 16” 2/4/2020

    Facebook was launched Feb. 4, 2004, and during the last 16 years it has changed the way people communicate and market their businesses, according to a Nazmul Rony, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of communication.

  • A SIN OF OMISSION 2/4/2020

    In celebration of Black History Month, the Martha Gault Art Gallery is featuring “A Sin of Omission,” an exhibition by Pierre Bowins, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of art. The exhibition presents the African American diaspora missing in the history of graphic design, providing enlightenment regarding those designers who have contributed to the field of graphic design yet have been omitted from its history.

  • Rekich named Meadville Tribune Person of the Year 2/4/2020

    Aaron Rekich, a 2005 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, was named the 2019 Meadville Tribune Person of the Year.

  • SRU marks Chinese New Year with Feb. 15 celebration 2/3/2020

    The calendar may read “February” but Slippery Rock University will still be ringing in the new year – the Chinese New Year, that is – with its annual celebration, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 15 at the Slippery Rock Township Municipal Building.

  • THE (CONSTRUCTION) SHOW MUST GO ON 2/3/2020

    Overture. Curtains. Lights. It won’t be long before the stage is set for all three – and a variety of performances – as construction on Slippery Rock University’s Performing Arts Center and East and West gyms inches closer to the finish lines.

  • Tours conducts early childhood workshops in India 2/3/2020

    Sara Tours, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, consulted and led workshops in Bangalore, India, Jan. 9-18.

  • SRU earns Carnegie Community Engagement Classification 1/31/2020

    Slippery Rock University has earned the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a national standard used by institutions for self-assessment and quality improvement of their community engagement.

  • SRU has first two of eight trustees candidates approved by Pennsylvania senate 1/31/2020

    The Pennsylvania Senate has approved the appointment of Domenic Ionta and Matthew Lautman to seats on Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees.

  • Eaton-Stull honored, presents with students at Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference 1/31/2020

    Yvonne Eaton-Stull, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, received the Leadership Award at the 2019 Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference last month in Harrisburg.

  • COMFORTS OF HOME 1/30/2020

    The University Program Board at Slippery Rock University hosted a “Home Away From Home” event, Jan. 30, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU dance students to stage Winter Showcase, Feb. 9 1/30/2020

    While most students used winter break as an opportunity to relax and recharge, a group of Slippery Rock University dancers were on the move with a variety of rehearsals in preparation for the SRU Winter Showcase, “State of Being.”

  • SRU student receives grant to study dance improvisation in Nashville 1/30/2020

    Slippery Rock University dance student Olivia Barner studied the dance technique of improvisation after receiving a grant to attend the Creative Process Research Winter Intensive, Jan. 6-10, at New Dialect, a professional contemporary dance company in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Thomas co-authors chapter in issue of Society & Natural Resources 1/30/2020

    Becky Thomas, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, co-authored a chapter in a special issue of Society & Natural Resources, the official journal of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources.

  • SRU students travel to Costa Rica for Leadership Abroad program 1/29/2020

    Sixteen SRU students traveled to Costa Rica, Jan. 2-12, as part of the Leadership Abroad program led by University’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

  • Reichl's research published in occupational therapy journal 1/29/2020

    Ken Reichl, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of occupational therapy, recently had a research article published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

  • SRU hosts Soledad O’Brien, ‘Matter of Fact’ host, Feb. 18; free lecture open to the public 1/28/2020

    Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and host of the weekly syndicated political show, “Matter of Fact,” will visit Slippery Rock University, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 18, as part of the SRU Performing Arts & Lecture Series.

  • Americans taking less time away from work despite variety of benefits 1/28/2020

    National Plan For Vacation Day is today, Jan. 28, and despite a decline in the number of days many Americans are taking away from the workplace, experts hope they employees will change their ways.

  • Carpenter named dean at Penn State 1/28/2020

    B. Stephen Carpenter II, a 1987 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in art, was named dean of the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University.

  • SRU welcomes back Elise Michaux for Feb. 5 Alumni Speaker Series event 1/27/2020

    Elise Michaux, ’11, ’13M, is returning to Slippery Rock University as part of the Alumni Speaker Series, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 5, at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • Sheffield named Beaver County Citizen of the Year 1/27/2020

    Donald Sheffield, a 1974 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in counseling services, was named the 2019 Beaver County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year for his commitment to the people of Beaver County.

  • SRU’s master’s degree in health informatics earns top 10 national ranking 1/24/2020

    Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in health informatics has been ranked as one of the top 50 in country by intelligent.com.

  • Pair of SRU research projects receive Center for Rural Pennsylvania funding 1/24/2020

    Two Slippery Rock University research projects each received $15,000 grants from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a bipartisan legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania state legislature.

  • SRU professor coauthors book about compassion fatigue and burnout for education professionals 1/23/2020

    Molly Mistretta, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of counseling and development, has coauthored a book, “Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Schools: A Guide for Counselors, Administrators and Educators.”

  • Baker receives PA Presenters Service Award 1/23/2020

    Deb Baker, Slippery Rock University director of special events, received the 2019 Pennsylvania Presenters Service Award, an annual award for individuals who have made meaningful volunteer contributions to PA Presenters, a performing arts consortium.

  • SRU researchers to test effectiveness of weighted blankets on college students 1/22/2020

    A faculty-student research team at Slippery Rock University are conducted a study to see how the use of weighted blankets affects the anxiety levels of college students. Weighted blankets have gained popularity as an alternative to medicine for treating anxiety and for people seeking a restful night’s sleep.

  • SRU health professional embraces efforts to deter smoking, supports new law raising minimum age to buy tobacco products 1/22/2020

    Effective Dec. 20, 2019, an amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act was signed into law that raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.

  • Brimkov and Musyt selected as Project NExT Fellows 1/22/2020

    Boris Brimkov and Jeffrey Musyt, Slippery Rock University assistant professors of mathematics and statistics, were selected as 2020 Project NExT Fellows by the Mathematical Association of America.

  • SRU’s Black History Month celebration features more than two dozen events 1/21/2020

    Slippery Rock University will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with an array of discussions, performances, guest speakers and other events to recognize African American culture.

  • SPRING (SEMESTER) IS IN THE AIR 1/21/2020

    A light dusting of snow, temperatures in the teens and gloves and scarves as far as the eye can see. Yup, it must be the first day of the spring semester at Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU uses National Mentoring Month to celebrate importance of student mentors 1/21/2020

    January is National Mentoring Month, providing an opportunity to recognize Slippery Rock University students like Carol Weber who serve as peer mentors in the Emerging Leadership Experience program.

  • Totten appointed Flagler County judge in Florida 1/21/2020

    Andrea Totten, a 2001 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in political science, has been appointed Flagler County judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court in Florida by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

  • SRU Performing Arts & Lecture Series presents Cirque Zuma Zuma, Feb. 1 1/17/2020

    Cirque Zuma Zuma, a one-time "America's Got Talent" finalist, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Feb 1, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom as part of Slippery Rock University’s Performing Arts & Lecture Series.

  • SRU bolsters community outreach through partnership with Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau 1/15/2020

    Slippery Rock University students will have greater access to more than 500 Butler County employers and the opportunity to collaborate with a network of businesses and organizations thanks to SRU’s new partnership with the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau.

  • SRU online degree programs ranked among best in the country by U.S. News & World Report 1/14/2020

    Slippery Rock University was recognized for its online bachelor’s and graduate degree programs in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings.

  • SRU named one of the nation’s best for students on the autism spectrum 1/10/2020

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the country’s 30 best small colleges or universities for students on the autism spectrum by appliedbehavioranalysisprograms.com.

  • Rivers III presented with Harlon Hill Trophy 1/10/2020

    Slippery Rock University quarterback Roland Rivers III accepted the Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II National Player of the Year at the Little Rock Touchdown Club's annual banquet Jan. 9 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock.

  • SRU named one of nation’s most affordable universities for geography majors 1/9/2020

    Slippery Rock University has been named one of the nation’s most affordable universities for geography majors by affordableschools.net.

  • CAP-PING IT ALL OFF 1/8/2020

    Slippery Rock University's 2019 Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 14 in Morrow Field House provided a time for reflection as well as expression.

  • SRU faculty and students develop anthropology role-playing game 1/8/2020

    College classes aren’t all fun and games. But some of them can be. At Slippery Rock University, faculty and students are putting a lot of thought into a role-playing game as a way to help students learn.

  • SRU wins 10 national digital marketing awards 1/7/2020

    Slippery Rock University’s Communication and Public Affairs Office closed the decade with a bang, earning 10 Educational Digital Marketing Awards. The EDMAs recognize the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media.

  • SRU ranked among state’s best nursing schools 1/6/2020

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked among the best nursing schools in Pennsylvania by nursingschoolsalmanac.com.

  • SRU Bonner Leader’s life experiences provide motivation to serve others 1/3/2020

    Melissa Lopez, a Slippery Rock University freshman exercise science major from Pittsburgh, is one five students in the inaugural cohort of SRU’s Bonner Leader Program. Bonner students receive a scholarship and are paid to lead a community-service partnership for the University.

  • SRU to digitize complete collection of Saxigena yearbooks 1/2/2020

    A project to digitize the entire collection of Slippery Rock University yearbooks is underway thanks to the support and efforts of faculty, staff and student workers from Bailey Library’s Archives and Special Collections departments, and funding from the SRU Alumni Association.

  • SRU professor shares travel expertise for New Year’s holiday 12/23/2019

    New Year’s Eve is a popular holiday for going out. According to WalletHub, more than three quarters of Americans ring in the new year away from home. WalletHub chose Mary Jo Ross, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of hospitality, event management and tourism, as an expert contributor for its article, “Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations.”

  • SRU ROTC wins MacArthur Award; named one of top programs in the country 12/20/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corp Frontier Battalion has been selected as one of eight winners of the 2019-2020 MacArthur Awards, signifying it as one of the top programs in the country.

  • SRU leads DII AP All-America selections with five 12/20/2019

    The Slippery Rock University football team landed a nation-leading five selections on the Associated Press Division II All-America team that was announced Wednesday, headlined by first team honorees Roland Rivers III and Chris Larsen.

  • SRU’s Roland Rivers III wins Harlon Hill Trophy 12/20/2019

    Slippery Rock University quarterback Roland Rivers III has been named the 2019 Harlon Hill Trophy winner as the Division II College Football Player of the Year, becoming the first player in SRU history, and from any Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division program, to win the honor.

  • SRU ranked one of the nation’s most affordable schools for business 12/18/2019

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of the nation’s most affordable schools for business by Affordable Schools.

  • SRU names Dennis Washington as vice president for University advancement 12/18/2019

    Dennis Washington, who most recently served as the vice president for institutional advancement and community relations at Salus University, has been named vice president for University advancement at Slippery Rock University.

  • CAP-PING IT ALL OFF 12/17/2019

    Slippery Rock University's 2019 Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 14 in Morrow Field House provided a time for reflection as well as expression.

  • SRU students bring music to Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 12/17/2019

    When walking through downtown Pittsburgh, most people are accustomed to the sounds of roaring crowds emanating from PNC Park or Heinz Field, the hissing of the Point State Park Fountain and generations of Pittsburghese.

  • SRU initiates new parking permit system 12/16/2019

    A new online registration process for parking permits at Slippery Rock University will be available beginning Jan. 6, 2020. University Police will use license plate recognition to detect registered vehicles instead of looking for windshields decals.

  • ROCKIN’ AROUND THE COMMENCEMENT STAGE 12/14/2019

    Throngs of families, friends and most importantly, graduates, came together at Slippery Rock University Dec. 14 for the 2019 winter commencement ceremony at Morrow Field House.

  • Happy Holidays from SRU 12/13/2019

    Happy holidays and a happy New Year from Slippery Rock University. We hope you enjoy the 2019 SRU Holiday Video Card.

  • SRU trustees rename Career Center in honor of First National Bank 12/13/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s presence in Harrisville is expanding to Main Street thanks to a gift from First National Bank. FNB, which operated a branch office at 124 S. Main Street in Harrisville until May 2018, donated the building and seven parcels of land to the SRU Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that exists to support the priorities of the University.

  • SRU trustees advance new tuition and financial aid proposal to BOG 12/13/2019

    The Slippery Rock University council of trustees voted today to advance the University’s tuition pricing and financial aid proposal to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education board of governors for approval.

  • SRU trustees advance tuition plan; rename career education office at quarterly business meeting 12/13/2019

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees today voted to advance a new tuition rate and financial aid model for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education board of governors, and honored a long-time financial partner at their quarterly business meeting.

  • Asher named program chair-elect of statistics special interest group 12/13/2019

    Jana Asher, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, was named program chair-elect of the History of Statistics Special Interest Group of the American Statistical Association.

  • SRU recognized globally as an environmentally friendly institution 12/12/2019

    Slippery Rock University has again been ranked among the world's most environmentally friendly colleges and universities by the University of Indonesia's GreenMetric World University Rankings.

  • SRU names Abbey Zink provost and vice president for academic affairs 12/12/2019

    Abbey Zink, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, was today named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Slippery Rock University.

  • Yamamoto presents research at two conferences 12/12/2019

    Junko Yamamoto, Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education/foundations of education, presented separate research last month in Italy and Washington, D.C.

  • SRU’s Hicks appointed president-elect of the ATE 12/11/2019

    John Hicks, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of secondary education/foundations of education, has been appointed president-elect of the Association of Teacher Educators.

  • SRU student Devin Kays dedicates degree in honor of late sister 12/10/2019

    Devin Kays, 30, will graduate from Slippery Rock University Dec. 14 to honor his sister, Megan Kays, who passed away in 2013, while his two-month-old daughter, Harriet, awaits a heart transplant.

  • TESTING THEIR KNOWLEDGE 12/10/2019

    Whether they are gathered together in small groups or sitting alone with their thoughts – and notes, binders, flashcards and laptops – Slippery Rock University students are putting themselves to the test as they prepare for final exams this week.

  • Silva and McIntosh publish article about independent study 12/10/2019

    Judy Silva, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of library, and Barbara "Joie" McIntosh, a 2018 SRU graduate with a bachelor's degree in English, co-authored an article that was recently published in RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage.

  • SRU receives $1 million gift from Haverlack family to fund student scholarship 12/9/2019

    Slippery Rock University received its largest alumni gift on record, a $1 million donation that will fund a scholarship for students who demonstrate commitment to community service.

  • SRU trustees to meet Dec. 12-13 12/9/2019

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Dec. 12-13. Committee meetings will take place Dec. 12 in the Smith Student Center Theater. The quarterly business meeting is at 10 a.m. in the Smith Student Center Theater. All meetings are open to the public.

  • Quinn recognized for work in journalism history 12/9/2019

    Katrina Quinn, a Slippery Rock University professor of communication, received the 2019 Hazel Dicken-Garcia Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Journalism History.

  • SRU Army ROTC cadet ranked fourth on national Order of Merit List 12/6/2019

    Senior cadets from Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC program recently received their branch assignments, including Logan Thrush, who was ranked fourth in the nation on the Army’s Order of Merit List, which is used to determine the cadets’ order of preference.

  • SRU receives $5,000 for career programming from Enterprise 12/6/2019

    Slippery Rock University's Office of Career Education and Development received a $5,000 contribution from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to support career programming at the University.

  • SRU’s Old Stone House friends invite guests to a Christmas Open House 12/5/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House’s annual Christmas Open House, is 3-7 p.m., Dec. 7.

  • SRU’s Tower Garden provides learning opportunities for future teachers 12/5/2019

    At 58 inches high, the Tower Garden doesn’t “tower” over the Slippery Rock University students who use the indoor plant growing system. However, as a tool for both classroom learning and professional development, the Tower Garden is helping SRU students reach new heights when it comes to wellness education.

  • SRU ethics bowl team places seventh at regional event 12/5/2019

    Slippery Rock University's intercollegiate ethics bowl team placed seventh out of 18 teams at the 2019 Regional Ethics Bowl at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • SRU’s Office for Inclusive Excellence hosts Multicultural Graduation Ceremony 12/4/2019

    Slippery Rock University's Office for Inclusive Excellence will host its biannual Multicultural Graduation Ceremony at 5 p.m., Dec. 12, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU receives grant to fund community service program 12/4/2019

    Slippery Rock University received $20,356 through the Corporation for National and Community Service's September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant to fund a Community Service Day program at SRU.

  • ‘MAJOR’ EXHIBITION 12/3/2019

    Slippery Rock University's Martha Gault Art Gallery and the Art Department hosted an opening reception Dec. 2 for a trio of senior project BFA exhibitions

  • SRU’s Elf Project provides holiday gifts for 75 local children 12/3/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s Elf Project is an annual service project that provides holidays gifts for Butler County families in need through a partnership between SRU’s Office of Community-Engaged Learning and the Butler Salvation Army.

  • Firestone named CEO of Eastside Distilling 12/3/2019

    Lawrence Firestone, a 1981 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in business administration, was named chief executive office of Eastside Distilling, Inc., the first and only publicly traded craft distillery in the U.S.

  • SRU’s online master’s in history ranked among the nation’s best 12/2/2019

    Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in history has been ranked among the country’s best online master's in history degree programs by mastersprogramguide.com.

  • SRU professor emerita adds touch to Mister Rogers movie 12/2/2019

    After retiring in 2017 following 15 years as a member of the Slippery Rock University faculty, you might think that June Edwards would want to take a breather. You’d be wrong. Instead, she turned her attention to rebuilding a community … a miniature one housed inside a movie studio. Edwards was one of the people who helped take the television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” from the small screen to the silver screen for the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

  • SRU receives $25,000 grant for sustainability training program 12/2/2019

    The Slippery Rock University Office of Sustainability received a $25,000 grant from the Scott Electric Foundation to create a workforce development training program that will be used by companies in the food industry to incorporate sustainable practices and compliance.

  • SRU’s Cyberspace Event will feature speakers from West Point and IBM 11/27/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing will host its third Cyberspace Event, 12:30-5 p.m., Dec. 3, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU BFA majors display capstone works at senior exhibition 11/27/2019

    Slippery Rock University’ Martha Gault Art Gallery will host a trio of senior capstone exhibitions Dec. 2-12 as part of Art Department’s biannual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition.

  • SRU’s Office of Inclusive Excellence presents Red Ribbon Monologues 11/27/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s Office for Inclusive Excellence will host the ninth annual "Red Ribbon Monologues" at 5 p.m., Dec. 2 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom to help raise awareness of the continuing dangers of HIV/AIDS.

  • Sukhija presents, co-chairs workshops at SC19 11/27/2019

    Nitin Sukhija, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of computer science, conducted two presentations and co-chaired a workshop for SC19, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 17-22, in Denver.

  • SRU has six degree programs ranked by Intelligent.com 11/26/2019

    Intelligent.com recognized six degree programs at Slippery Rock University among its 2020 Best Online Degree Programs, a ranking of the top online degree programs in the United States.

  • SRU students, staff present at GSL Summit 11/26/2019

    Slippery Rock University staff, students and community partners jointly presented at the Global Service-Learning Summit at Clemson University earlier this month.

  • SRU dance majors and minors take stage for fall concert 11/25/2019

    Select dance majors and minors at Slippery Rock University will take the stage to perform original dances at the Dec. 7 Fall Dance Concert in Swope Music Hall. There will be two performances at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • SRU’s Open Educational Resources grant program saves students $37,000 11/25/2019

    Six Slippery Rock University faculty members received Open Educational Resources grants for the 2019 fall semester to support revising their courses to incorporate using free or low-cost course materials.

  • Mild, Bieniek provide mental health first-aid training 11/25/2019

    Toni Mild and Eric Bieniek, Slippery Rock University assistant professors of special education, have been certified as Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors and have subsequently trained more than 165 SRU education majors to provide mental health response when they become teachers.

  • SRU Performing Arts & Lecture Series presents Eileen Ivers’ ‘A Joyful Christmas’ 11/22/2019

    Virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers, an original star of "Riverdance," will weave traditional Irish songs, beloved American carols and even a "jigging" Bach into a celebration of Christmas through music and dance at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6, in the University Union.

  • THE JURY IS IN 11/22/2019

    The Slippery Rock University Art Department hosted the 2019 Annual Juried High School Art Exhibition closing reception and awards ceremony Nov. 21 at SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • SRU students help older adults help the homeless 11/22/2019

    A class project for three Slippery Rock University students resulted in an unlikely connection between two groups of disadvantaged people, giving a sense of purpose for older adults confined in a home to care for people who don’t have a home.

  • Killmeyer's moot court team wins national competition 11/22/2019

    William Killmeyer, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in criminology, won "Best Brief" in the Burton D. Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition.

  • SRU professor provides straight talk on new state law restricting telemarketing calls 11/21/2019

    Pennsylvanians are getting another layer of protection when it comes to avoiding unsolicited phone calls. On Dec. 3, a bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf back in October will go into effect. The law will place additional restrictions and require more procedures for companies that use telephone marketing and automated solicitation phone calls, known as robocalls.

  • SGA to pay student admission to SRU NCAA home playoff games 11/21/2019

    The Slippery Rock University Student Government Association has announced that it will cover the admission price for any SRU student interested in attending The Rock's upcoming home women's soccer and football NCAA Tournament games.

  • SRU students compete in first virtual reality debate 11/21/2019

    Slippery Rock University's Debate Society team competed in the first-ever virtual reality debate competition as part of the Fourth Battle of Winchester Debate Tournament, Nov. 15-16, at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

  • SRU readies for Dec. 14 winter commencement ceremony 11/20/2019

    More than 525 Slippery Rock University students are eligible to participate in the University's winter commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Dec. 14, inside Morrow Field House.

  • CROSSING THE DIVIDE 11/20/2019

    SRU welcomed political pundits Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro to the Smith Student Center Ballroom, Nov. 19.

  • SRU community starting to embrace esports 11/20/2019

    Traditional sports have long been a big part of college life, but now esports have gripped campuses across the country. At Slippery Rock University, there’s a professor presenting research about esports, administrators monitoring the their growth, at least one recent alumnus working in the industry and, of course, students playing esports — and a lot of them.

  • SRU students' research recognized at UMBC symposium 11/20/2019

    Five Slippery Rock University students recently presented their research at the 22nd annual University of Maryland, Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences.

  • SRU students discuss ‘live case study’ at interprofessional education event 11/19/2019

    The Slippery Rock University Interprofessional Education Committee hosted an Interdisciplinary Case Presentation, Nov. 13, at the Smith Student Center Ballroom, where students representing 12 academic programs at SRU sat at circular tables and discussed how their respective health care professions can serve “live case study” subjects, in this instance, the Bruno family from Cecil Township.

  • SRU Theatre Department closes out the fall semester with ‘Dogfight’ 11/19/2019

    Slippery Rock University Theatre will be stepping back in time, to the early ’60s specifically, with its final fall semester production of “Dogfight.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20-23 and 2 p.m., Nov. 24. All performances are in the University Union Multipurpose Room.

  • SRU students volunteer with Andrew McCutchen's service project 11/19/2019

    Twelve Slippery Rock University students representing Rock Catholic, a faith-based student organization at SRU, participated in Project Pittsburgh: Cutch Charity Week.

  • SRU Bonner Leader provides unique worldview to service 11/18/2019

    Elli Manalang grew up as a “third-culture kid,” a term used to describe a person raised in a culture different from their parents’ native culture, or in a place different from their passport country. Although her passport has several stamps confirming her status as a “third-culture kid,” the first time Manalang’s passport was stamped in the United States, she made her way to visit Slippery Rock University.

  • SRU Women's soccer earns No. 2 seed in NCAA Dll playoffs 11/18/2019

    The Slippery Rock University women's soccer team was awarded the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Region for the upcoming NCAA Division ll playoffs during a live selection show announcement from the national committee Monday evening.

  • Aldrich added to Team USA coaching staff for Tokyo Olympics 11/18/2019

    Gary Aldrich, a 1983 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in physical education, was recently named an assistant coach for the U.S. men's track and field team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

  • SRU football earns No. 1 seed in NCAA DII playoffs 11/17/2019

    The Slippery Rock University football team was awarded the No. 1 seed in Super Region One for the upcoming NCAA Division II football playoffs during a live selection show announcement from the national committee Sunday evening.

  • ROCKING THE ROCK 11/16/2019

    Florida-based Mayday Parade marched into Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center Ballroom Nov. 15

  • SRU International Week showcases students’ culture from across the globe 11/15/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s international students will be sharing a piece of their homes with the campus community during a weeklong celebration showcasing their cultures when the 45th Annual International Week kicks off Nov. 17.

  • SRU professors teach financial literacy at high school career day 11/15/2019

    Two Slippery Rock University faculty members recently presented financial literacy concepts to students at Slippery Rock Area High School as part of a career day for high school seniors.

  • SRU students help elementary school girls gain self-esteem 11/14/2019

    A body of research dating back nearly three decades shows that self-esteem issues for children, especially for girls, surface when they are in elementary school. Four Slippery Rock University students are doing something to set local girls in the community on the right path -- and by doing so, are paving a way for their own careers in health professions.

  • SRU amends campus smoking policy to include vaping 11/14/2019

    Slippery Rock University has updated its smoking policy to include vaping. The change comes amidst a growing concern for and commitment to a healthy and safe learning, working and living environment. Vaping includes the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, and other forms of aerosol inhaling devices that have become a popular alternative to cigarette smoking.

  • The Rocket places third in ACP 'Best in Show' competition 11/14/2019

    The Rocket, the independent student-run newspaper at Slippery Rock University, was recognized in the Associated Collegiate Press' "Best of Show" competition at the 2019 Fall National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C.

  • SRU students conduct ‘Learning Dialogues’ with SCI Mercer inmates 11/13/2019

    It's common for college students to hear a lecture from a professional in the legal system or tour a correctional facility as part of a criminal justice class. But students at Slippery Rock University are taking that real-world approach a step further: they're meeting with inmates.

  • SRU receives $20,000 grant to continue RockTEACH 11/13/2019

    Slippery Rock University received a $20,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to continue RockTEACH, a program created last year and operated by the SRU College of Education.

  • Eberhardinger's internet meme article published 11/12/2019

    Mary Eberhardinger, a Slippery Rock University instructor of communication, wrote an article about internet memes that was recently published in an academic journal.

  • WE SALUTE YOU 11/11/2019

    Slippery Rock University kicked off Military Appreciation Week with is annual Veterans Day Celebration. The day began with a Veterans Breakfast in the Smith Student Ballroom hosted by the SRU Veterans Center. Later in the morning, the Office of Alumni Engagement hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • SRU expands campus emergency call box coverage 11/11/2019

    The Slippery Rock University Office of Emergency Management is leading an initiative to expand coverage of emergency call boxes inside all campus buildings by summer 2020.

  • Champaneri selected as a Student Volunteer for SC19 11/11/2019

    Kunj Champaneri, a Slippery Rock University sophomore computing major from Sewickley, was selected into the Student Volunteer program for SC19, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.

  • SRU welcomes pair of nationally renowned political pundits Nov. 19 11/8/2019

    Slippery Rock University will present "Crossing the Political Divide with Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro" at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • SRU adjunct professor elected mayor of New Castle 11/8/2019

    Chris Frye, a Slippery Rock University instructor of public health and social work, was elected mayor of New Castle following the Nov. 5 election.

  • SRU named a Guard Friendly School by Pennsylvania National Guard Associations 11/7/2019

    Slippery Rock University will kick off its Nov. 11-15 week-long Salute to Military celebration three days early thanks to the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations.

  • CEL-E-BRATE GRADUATION, COME ON! 11/7/2019

    As Slippery Rock University seniors prepare to make their way across the stage at the University’s Winter Commencement Ceremony, their first steps were taken at the SGA Bookstore’s Nov. 7 Graduation Fair.

  • Booser attends Three Rivers Information Security Symposium 11/7/2019

    Michael Booser, a Slippery Rock University junior cybersecurity major from Butler, recently attended the Three Rivers Information Security Symposium in Monroeville

  • SRU to host town hall meeting about western Pennsylvania climate change 11/6/2019

    To coincide with the 24 Hours of Reality Nov. 20-21 “Truth In Action” global conversation about climate change, SRU will host its own “Global Warming Town Hall” to discuss what climate change means for western Pennsylvania.

  • SRU student works extra innings at World Series in Nationals Team Shop 11/6/2019

    Slippery Rock University was represented both on the field and off at last week’s World Series. In the dugout of the champion Washington Nationals was former SRU student-athlete Matt Adams; in the Nationals Team Shop was current SRU student Hunter Malseed, a sophomore sport management major from Harrisburg.

  • SRU sets its ‘IZE’ on resiliency Nov. 7-16 11/6/2019

    The Student Nonprofit Alliance at Slippery Rock University will join with more than 30 other campus offices, departments and student clubs and organizations in hosting "IZE on Resiliency Week," Nov. 7-16.

  • SRU alumna named vice provost, dean at UCF 11/6/2019

    Theodorea Regina Berry, a 1985 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in communication, was recently named vice provost for teaching and learning and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida.

  • SRU Nov. 6 Alumni Speaker Series to feature Popped Envy owner 11/5/2019

    Another successful alumnus is popping by for a visit as part of the Slippery Rock University Alumni Speaker Series. Cathy Burnheimer, the owner of Popped Envy, an online gourmet popcorn business, will speak at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 6, at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

  • APSCUF members to vote on tentative agreement Nov. 11–13 11/5/2019

    Faculty members at state-owned universities will vote Nov. 11-13 on whether or not to ratify a tentative contract agreement that was finalized last week with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

  • ROOTING INTEREST 11/5/2019

    Approximately 50 new trees, from a variety of species, were planted along Main Street in Slippery Rock to replace the Cleveland Select pear trees that were affected by fire blight, a contagious pathogen that has rendered the trees’ leaves brown and withered.

  • SRU students place second at auditing competition 11/5/2019

    A team representing Slippery Rock University placed second at the Institute of Internal Auditors and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Fall Case/Presentation Contest.

  • IN GOOD VOICE 11/4/2019

    Fifteen SRU student vocalists competed for the Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship at the 27th annual competition Nov. 3 at Swope Music Hall.

  • Harry has article published in SSA Yearbook 11/4/2019

    Joseph Harry, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of communication, recently had a research article published in the Semiotic Society of America Yearbook, “Semiotics 2018: Signs of Resilience.”

  • SRU to host Gov. Wolf’s Suicide Prevention Task Force Nov. 8 11/1/2019

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s Suicide Prevention Task Force will conduct a public listening session 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 8, at Slippery Rock University’s Smith Student Center Theater.

  • BLACK HAWKS UP 11/1/2019

    A portion of Harmony Road was closed today, Nov. 1, around 9:15 a.m. to accommodate the arrival and departure of three U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters at Slippery Rock University’s football practice field.

  • SRU students volunteer to create displays at elementary school 11/1/2019

    Five Slippery Rock University students recently completed a service project at Reynolds Elementary School in Greenville, helping redesign display boards throughout the school to align with Reynolds' positive behavior intervention program.

  • ‘THEY’RE CREEPY AND THEY’RE KOOKY’ 10/31/2019

    Slippery Rock University and the Slippery Rock Student Government Association sponsored a Preschool Halloween Parade Oct. 31.

  • SRU biology professor offers tips on adjusting to end of Daylight Saving Time 10/31/2019

    Many sleep-deprived people will welcome the end of Daylight Saving Time as an opportunity to enjoy an extra hour of sleep. However, before you “fall back” at 2 a.m., Nov. 3, by setting your clocks an hour earlier, remember that your body still needs “time” to adjust to the seemingly small change.

  • Antonellis' artwork selected for AAP exhibition 10/31/2019

    Theresa Antonellis, a Slippery Rock University instructor of art, will have her artwork exhibited at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh's 107th Annual Exhibition, Nov. 9, 2019, to Jan. 26, 2020, at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.

  • SRU’s Exercise is Medicine program earns Campus Gold designation 10/30/2019

    Slippery Rock University is one of only 55 universities and colleges around the world honored by Exercise is Medicine with EIM On Campus Gold level designation for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

  • SRU wellness commission supporting Zombie 5K, Stress Less Event 10/30/2019

    The Slippery Rock University President’s Commission on Wellness wants members of the campus community to fight off the ghoulish doldrums of the season and get up and move. To make it fun and easy to do so, they are joining forces with two other University organizations to sponsor a Zombie 5K run and a Stress Less Event.

  • SRU Army ROTC places third at Ranger Challenge 10/30/2019

    Cadets from Slippery Rock University's Army ROTC program placed third out of 46 teams at a recent Ranger Challenge at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. SRU's Frontier Battalion competed among ROTC battalions from nine states in the Northeast that comprise the U.S. Army Cadet Command's 2nd Brigade.

  • SRU announces VP for University advancement open sessions 10/29/2019

    Six candidates for the position of vice president for University advancement at Slippery Rock University will visit campus beginning Oct. 30.

  • SRU’s Military Appreciation Week kicks off with Veterans Day programming 10/29/2019

    Slippery Rock University will celebrate its annual Military Appreciation Week, Nov. 11-15.

  • Mistretta co-authors book about compassion fatigue and burnout 10/29/2019

    Molly Mistretta, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of counseling and development, recently co-authored a book about self-care for educators experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout.

  • SRU announces provost candidate open sessions 10/28/2019

    Five candidates for the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs at Slippery Rock University will visit campus in November. As part of their visits, each candidate will deliver a public presentation and answer questions during an open session. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to the open sessions.

  • SRU’s Winter Session offers students a chance to ‘get ahead, stay ahead’ 10/28/2019

    Winter is no time to just chill out for Slippery Rock University students taking classes during SRU’s Winter Session. Approximately 1,800 students are expected to take advantage of nearly 200 classes offered during the Dec. 18, 2019 to Jan. 13, 2020 timeframe.

  • Peiritsch's Starbucks crisis response paper published 10/28/2019

    Allison Peiritsch, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of communication, recently had a paper published in the Journal of Media Ethics.

  • SRU named one of country’s greenest colleges by Princeton Review 10/25/2019

    The Princeton Review has named Slippery Rock University as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country in its “Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition.”

  • SRU student’s internship demonstrates how companies engage Gen Z workers 10/25/2019

    Generation Z is very different from its predecessors in a variety of ways. Participants attending Slippery Rock University’s recent professional development day learned this, and it was exemplified by the work of an SRU student who interned last summer for a software company in Pittsburgh.

  • Shidemantle awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 10/25/2019

    Grascen Shidemantle, a 2018 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in biology, was awarded the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work as a doctoral student at Binghamton (N.Y.) University.

  • SRU partners with PA Volunteers to offer students emergency response experience 10/24/2019

    Slippery Rock University students are getting first-hand experience from people who train first responders. SRU’s Homeland and Corporate Security Studies Department has partnered with Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc. to provide SRU students with training, certification and experiences related to emergency response.

  • SRU announces Nov. 7 Graduation Fair, commencement ticket distribution 10/24/2019

    The Annual Graduation Fair, will tack place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 7, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Walton receives Highmark Healthcare scholarship 10/24/2019

    Deborah Walton, a Slippery Rock University junior recreational therapy major from Irwin, received a Highmark Healthcare Scholarship for Rising Juniors.

  • SRU’s Stone House Center for Public Humanities offers literary program series 10/23/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s Stone House Center for Public Humanities, In recognition of National Arts & Humanities Month, will host “Plot Device: Media & Storytelling” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29 at Beans on Broad, 141 S. Broad Street, Grove City.

  • SRU students head abroad during break to explore the world 10/23/2019

    There’s nothing like learning up close and personal. There’s no question that seeing original paintings by Rembrandt or Van Gogh is an entirely different experience than seeing the works in a textbook or on a computer screen.

  • Kush takes stage internationally and with Hollywood's Hugh Jackman 10/23/2019

    Jason Kush, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, recently performed at two noteworthy concerts in Pittsburgh and Mexico City.

  • ROCKING THE (SIMULATED) VOTE 10/22/2019

    Staff from the Butler Bureau of Elections demonstrated the county’s new paper ballot voting system at Slippery Rock University Oct. 22.

  • SRU’s Oct. 31 Cybersecurity Fair offers tips to thwart online predators 10/22/2019

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Slippery Rock University is concluding the month by hosting its sixth annual Cybersecurity Fair, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oct. 31, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

  • Rivers makes Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" 10/22/2019

    Roland Rivers, a Slippery Rock University senior communication studies major from Ellenwood, Georgia, was featured in the Oct. 21 issue of Sports Illustrated. Rivers, the quarterback of the nationally ranked SRU football team, was included in the "Faces in the Crowd" section.

  • SRU employees teach financial literacy to high school students 10/21/2019

    Employees in Slippery Rock University's Finance Department taught financial literacy classes earlier this month at Freeport Area High School as part of an inaugural community service program organized through the United Way of Butler County.

  • SRU vocalists prepare for Chad Williamson Scholarship competition 10/18/2019

    Fifteen Slippery Rock University student vocalists will take the Swope Music Hall stage at 6 p.m., Nov. 2 when they compete in the 27th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship competition.

  • Cooke coauthors encyclopedia for therapists 10/18/2019

    Colleen Cooke, a Slippery Rock University professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, has coauthored a book titled "The Fun Encyclopedia For Therapists: Proven Activities for Therapists."

  • SRU’s Dance Department hosts annual faculty and guest concert 10/17/2019

    Slippery Rock University's Dance Department will host its annual Faculty and Guest Artist concert at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20 at Butler County Community College's Succop Theatre.

  • SRU to salute military and first responders at Oct. 26 football game 10/17/2019

    Slippery Rock University football fans will be able to show their appreciation for military personnel and first responders when the school hosts its annual “Salute to Military and First Responders Day.”

  • SRU hosting its first all-campus esports tournament Oct. 18 10/17/2019

    Video games have probably always been a way to “Rock The Weekend” at Slippery Rock University, but now it’s official. The Conference Services Department of the Smith Student Center is hosting an esports tournament, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 18, in the SSC Ballroom.

  • Wolfe appointed to state physical therapy board 10/17/2019

    Krista Wolfe, a 1999 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in athletic training, was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2020 by Gov. Tom Wolf.

  • SRU named one of Pennsylvania’s best online colleges 10/16/2019

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of Pennsylvania’s best online colleges for 2020 by SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher.

  • SRU places two students in prestigious THIS program 10/16/2019

    Michael Shimmel, a Slippery Rock University senior political science major from Philipsburg, and Janco Swart, an SRU senior political science major from Harrisburg, have been selected to participate in the prestigious The Harrisburg Internship Semester program.

  • Loudiy wins research and scholarship award 10/16/2019

    Fadoua Loudiy, a Slippery Rock University instructor of communication, won the 2019 Pennsylvania Communication Association's Donald Ecroyd Research and Scholarship Award.

  • SRU going “Beyond Plastic” as host of sustainability symposium 10/15/2019

    Slippery Rock University will look to encourage more than 1,000 attendees to think beyond common environmental protection practices – such as reusable water bottles – and to become agents for change when it hosts the “Beyond Plastic: Can’t Reuse it? Refuse it!”

  • DIG THIS 10/15/2019

    National Fossil Day is Oct. 16 and Slippery Rock University got a one-day jump on celebrating thanks to a visit from Vincent Santucci, the senior paleontologist for the U.S. National Park Service, and the man who helped establish National Fossil Day 10 years ago. Santucci hosted a NFD presentation in The Quad that featured a chance for attendees to earn a “Junior Paleontologist” badge while examining a collection of fossils he brought to The Rock.

  • SRU to host system chancellor Oct. 24 10/15/2019

    Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will visit Slippery Rock University Oct. 24 for his third visit since taking office in September 2018.

  • Rawat's paper published in environmental journal 10/15/2019

    Pragati Rawat, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of political science, recently had a paper published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, a publication of the Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies that recognizes and evaluates interdisciplinary research, practice and public policies.

  • SRU Performing Arts Series presents The Queen’s Six 10/14/2019

    Slippery Rock University Performing Arts and Speaker Series presents The Queen's Six at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, in the University Union.

  • SRU to celebrate National Fossil Day by hosting NPS paleontologist Oct. 15 10/14/2019

    National Fossil Day is Oct. 16 and one of the leading scientists who studies fossils — in fact, the man who helped establish National Fossil Day 10 years ago — will be at Slippery Rock University to help celebrate.

  • Peterson qualifies for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships 10/14/2019

    Leslie Peterson, a Slippery Rock University graduate student majoring in physical therapy from Pittsburgh, qualified for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships after placing third in the 18-24 age group at a recent qualifying event in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • ROCK PRIDE COULD NOT BE TAMED 10/12/2019

    Slippery Rock University's 2019 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend featured a variety of events to get and keep the SRU faithful fired up despite the chilly temperatures.

  • ‘GLOW’ WITH IT 10/11/2019

    The weeklong celebration that is SRU’s 2019 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend continued Oct. 10 as Slippery Rock University students took part in Operation: GLOW.

  • SRU offers University-themed jack-o’-lantern stencils 10/11/2019

    Here’s a real “treat” for all those Halloween fanatics across campus: Slippery Rock University-themed jack-o’-lantern stencils.

  • SRU faculty-student group presents animal-assisted workshop 10/11/2019

    Yvonne Eaton-Stull, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, presented with two students and her therapy dog, Chevy, at the National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter Annual Conference last month in Pocono Manor.

  • SRU Theatre Department opens season with ‘Medea in Methland’ 10/10/2019

    Slippery Rock University Theatre will bring the spirit of revenge to its season-opening production, “Medea in Methland.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11-12 and 15-17 and 2 p.m. Oct. 13. All performances are in the University Union Multipurpose Room.

  • SRU encourages mindfulness of overall wellness through Healthfest 10/10/2019

    As colder temperatures arrive, so too will an abundance colds, coughs and sore throats. With that in mind, organizers of Slippery Rock University’s annual Healthfest hope that campus and community members alike will avail themselves of the free preventative services that will be offered by more than 60 exhibitors.

  • SRU’s Dunlop appointed to State System Board of Governors 10/10/2019

    Nicole Dunlop, a Slippery Rock University junior corporate security major and president of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association from Latrobe, was sworn in Oct. 9 as a member of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Dunlop is one of three student leaders selected from Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities to represent students on the board.

  • Nichols added to USA Cheer coaching staff 10/10/2019

    Nicole Nichols, a 2008 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in secondary education-Spanish, was named an assistant coach for USA Cheer's U.S. National All Girl Team.

  • SRU’s Old Stone House to host annual "Spooky Stories" event 10/9/2019

    Apple picking, carving pumpkins and stocking up on miniature candy are among many people’s favorite fall traditions. The staff at Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House has one of their own that is sure to liven up anyone’s seasonal “spirit” – the annual "Spooky Stories" event. This year it takes place at 6:30 and 8 p.m., Oct. 19.

  • SRU faculty, students to present at college media convention 10/9/2019

    Five Slippery Rock University students and faculty will present at the Fall National College Media Convention, hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, in Washington, D.C.

  • PAINTING THE TOWN 10/8/2019

    Members of Slippery Rock University's fraternities and sororities took to the streets of downtown Slippery Rock to decorate storefronts along Main Street and various buildings across campus Oct. 8.

  • THAT’S THE SPIRIT (BOARDS) 10/8/2019

    Slippery Rock University's student clubs and organizations took to The Quad Oct. 8 with paint, brushes and lots of school spirit to craft SRU-themed homecoming messages on 3' x 4' boards to prep the campus for SRU's 2019 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 11-13.

  • SRU professors rekindle thoughts on the Great Chicago Fire 10/8/2019

    Urban historians like Aaron Cowan refer to cities that grew at a rapid rate during the Industrial Revolution as “shock cities.”

  • Eisenreich, Baverso receive Love of Learning Awards 10/8/2019

    Two members of the Phi Kappa Phi chapter at Slippery Rock University received Love of Learning Awards from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

  • SRU students, faculty attend Global Security Exchange 10/7/2019

    Students and faculty from Slippery Rock University's Homeland and Corporate Security Studies Department recently attended the Global Security Exchange in Chicago.

  • SRU professor utilizes unique trio to further bat research 10/4/2019

    Few people would confuse Shawn Davis for fictional billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, but like the DC Comics fictional superhero, the Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy also spends some his time playing the role of a “Batman.”

  • ART: OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE 10/4/2019

    A trio of Slippery Rock University faculty members – Theresa Antonellis, instructor of art and director of the Martha Gault Art Gallery; Ursula Payne, professor of dance and director of SRU’s Frederick Douglass Institute; and Cindy Lacom, professor of interdisciplinary programs and director of the gender studies program – have collaborated on a new art project at the University, “Face Diversity, Foster Inclusion.”

  • Mishock promoted to principal at HBK CPAs & Consultants 10/4/2019

    Richard Mishock, a 1995 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in business administration, was promoted to principal at HBK CPAs & Consultants, a financial services firm with 16 offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Florida.

  • Thomas elected to PAEE board of directors 10/3/2019

    Becky Thomas, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, was recently elected to the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators board of directors as PAEE's Southwest Region director.

  • Podobnik promoted to VP in Pirates' front office 10/2/2019

    Jeff Podobnik, a 1989 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in sport management, was promoted by the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team to vice president of Florida and Dominican Republic operations.

  • SRU kicks off Alumni Speaker Series Oct. 2 10/1/2019

    Larry Kelly’s late father, Fred, advised him that to achieve success he needed “VISTA” – vision, integrity, selfless, tenacity and ability. Now, as an accomplished lawyer, Kelly will share his career story and his father’s advice with the Slippery Rock University community, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 2, at the Russell Wright Alumni House as part of SRU’s Alumni Speaker Series.

  • BETWEEN A ROCK & A HARD PLACE 10/1/2019

    Katherine Mickle, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of art, is presenting a mixed media landscape exhibition including photography, drawing and video, entitled “Between A Rock & A Hard Place,” now through Oct. 24 at the Martha Gault Art Gallery.

  • SRU Commission promotes intersectionality awareness with October programming 10/1/2019

    Intersectionality is a term that refers to the discrimination and disadvantages that affect people from overlapping social categories, such as race, class or gender.

  • Jallow conducts workshop, presentations in The Gambia 10/1/2019

    Abdou Karim Jallow, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of health care administration and information systems, hosted a three-day e-government workshop in The Gambia during the summer.

  • SRU ecotherapy study examines nature’s effect on working memory 9/30/2019

    Nature’s restorative effects on the human brain is not a recent discovery. Many college students have cleared their minds by taking a walk outside before returning indoors to write a term paper or study for an exam.

  • Hepner awarded Theta Chi scholarship 9/30/2019

    Leah Hepner, a Slippery Rock University freshman public health major from Shamokin Dam, was awarded the Resolute Man Scholarship by the Theta Chi SRU Chapter Alumni Board in honor of military veterans and prisoners of war.

  • SRU honoring quartet of distinguished alumni Oct. 11 9/27/2019

    Four outstanding Slippery Rock University graduates will be honored as Distinguished Alumni at the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner, 5 p.m., Oct. 11 at the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

  • SRU trustees officially reopen Strain Safety Building, approve 2019-20 budget 9/27/2019

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees and President William Behre officially reopened the Strain Safety Building at a special ceremony at the MSA Construction Lab, Room 113-113A SSB today prior to their quarterly business meeting.

  • Rack named an IF/THEN Ambassador by AAAS 9/27/2019

    Jessie Rack, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in biology, was selected as an IF/THEN Ambassador by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

  • SRU Professional Development Day to focus on Generation Z 9/26/2019

    Out with the old and in with the new – generationally speaking, of course. All traditional-age college students now come from the same generation, Generation Z, which consists of people born between 1995-2010.

  • SRU research team examines how supervisors can better evaluate student teachers 9/26/2019

    When student teachers instruct a class as part of their “college-supervised instructional experience,” their professors or other supervisor will visit the host school to observe the instruction and make sure instruction is being delivered effectively.

  • CELEBRACIÓN DEL PATRIMONIO 9/26/2019

    Slippery Rock University continued its celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 25 with a Hispanic fiesta.

  • Niccolai-Belfi named fine arts chair at TCC 9/26/2019

    Brandy Niccolai-Belfi, a 2004 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in dance, was named chair of the Fine Arts Department at Tarrant County College, a two-year college based in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • SRU devotes Oct. 7 Professional Development Day to mental health awareness 9/25/2019

    Detecting issues related to mental health can be as tricky as measuring the size of an iceberg — there’s always more beneath the surface.

  • Niebauer's book "No Self, No Problem" published 9/25/2019

    Chris Niebauer, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of cognitive science and leadership, recently had his book, "No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism," published by Hierophant Publishing.

  • SRU’s Strain Safety Building to be officially ‘reopened’ Sept. 27 9/24/2019

    Although classes resumed at Slippery Rock University’s Strain Safety Building in February, the recently renovated facility will be officially “reopened” at a special ceremony, 11 a.m., Sept. 27, at the MSA Construction Lab, Room 113-113A SSB. The event is free and open to the public.

  • SRU kicks off Engineering Guest Speaker Series Sept. 26 9/24/2019

    The Slippery Rock University Department of Physics and Engineering is hosting an Engineering Guest Speaker Series 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 15 and Oct. 17, in Vincent Science Center, Room 116. Four engineering professionals will present guest lectures. All the presentations are free and open to the public.

  • Holness defends dissertation, joins Virginia Tech faculty 9/24/2019

    Lucien Holness, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in education, successfully defended his dissertation for his doctorate degree in African-American history from the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • SRU trustees to meet Sept. 26-27 9/23/2019

    Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet Sept. 26-27.

  • SRU’s homecoming celebration, Oct. 8-12 9/23/2019

    “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages – marvel at all that you see at the circ ... err, wait … Slippery Rock University Homecoming!”

  • Moran selected for Pittsburgh Leadership Development Initiative 9/23/2019

    Lauren Moran, Slippery Rock University director of student engagement and leadership, was selected for the Leadership Development Initiative XXVII Class, the young professionals track for Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., an independent nonprofit organization that provides civic engagement programs.

  • DOWN ON 'MAINSTREET' 9/21/2019

    A lot of people found their feet on Main Street Sept. 21 as downtown Slippery Rock played host to its annual VillageFest.

  • SRU earns 51 College Factual ‘badges of distinction’ 9/20/2019

    Slippery Rock University has earned 51 institutional and program specific badges of distinction, including nine in the top 5 percent nationally, from College Factual, a data-driven college choice resource.

  • BEAMING WITH PRIDE 9/20/2019

    Slippery Rock University students, staff and faculty gathered this morning to celebrate a milestone in the on-going construction of the University’s Performing Arts Center, and in particular, the placement of the last steel beam at Miller Auditorium.

  • Brimkov receives AMS-Simons Travel grant 9/20/2019

    Boris Brimkov, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of mathematics and statistics, received an American Mathematical Society-Simons Foundation Travel grant to support research collaboration for an early-career mathematician.

  • SRU observing Hazing Prevention Week by offering online tutorial 9/19/2019

    Nearly 15 years ago, Brian Crow started researching hazing among athletes. Since that time, Crow, a Slippery Rock University professor of sport management, has become recognized as an expert in the field. Despite his strong interest in the topic, it wasn’t until Crow met a particular parent of a hazing victim that he became gripped by the severity of the issue.

  • Yackovich named top shooter at National Guard competition 9/19/2019

    Senior Airman Nicholas Yackovich, a 2019 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in criminology and criminal justice, was named the top shooter at the Governor's Twenty marksmanship competition earlier this summer at the Fort Indiantown Gap Warrior Training Grounds.

  • SRU partners with ACFE to offer resources for Fraud Examination class 9/18/2019

    Slippery Rock University has been selected by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as a participant in the ACFE’s Anti-Fraud Education Partnership.

  • Kline attends Hesselbein Global Academy 9/18/2019

    Dallas Kline, a Slippery Rock University graduate student in student affairs in higher education from Hanover, was selected to participate in the Hesselbein Global Academy earlier this summer.

  • SRU fall enrollment again surpasses 8,800 students 9/17/2019

    Enrollment at Slippery Rock University continues to remain firm with 8,806 students attending the University this semester according to the official 15-day-of classes report.

  • Behre outlines successes, challenges at Fall Assembly 9/17/2019

    Dwindling numbers of high school graduates and declining state appropriations are enough to put a damper on the mood at any college campus, but at Slippery Rock University, President William Behre wants something to be perfectly clear: “SRU is in a strong position and we intend to keep it that way.”

  • INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION 9/17/2019

    A group of 16 Slippery Rock University students from Barbara Westman's upper-level fiber art class collaborated with art students from Chongqing Technology and Business University in China to design a collection of banners that have been installed on the SRU campus.

  • SRU’s annual “White Out” set for Sept. 21 9/17/2019

    The fan uniform for the evening of Sept. 21 is WHITE. Got that everyone, WHITE? Event organizers are hoping fans will turn out en masse wearing WHITE when Slippery Rock University hosts its annual “White Out” game Sept. 21 at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

  • SRU grad qualifies for 2020 Paralympics 9/17/2019

    Calahan Young, a 2017 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in recreational therapy, has qualified for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, as a member of the United States men's national goalball team.

  • SRU named a “Great College to Work For;” Earns place on national honor roll 9/16/2019

    Today, in a special announcement to campus via the University Facebook page, Slippery Rock University President William Behre announced that the University was selected for the ninth time as one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by ModernThink, a research and consulting leader in workplace issues. ModernThink has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education.

  • SRU observes Constitution Day with Sept. 17 scavenger hunt 9/16/2019

    In observance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17, Slippery Rock University’s Political Science Department and the College of Liberal Arts is hosting a “We the People” Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include free pizza for all participants and gift cards for winners.

  • Absentee ballot applications for Pennsylvanians now available online 9/16/2019

    Making your voice heard through the power of your vote, even if you’re far from home, just got easier. An improvement to this year’s process will make it easier for registered voters in Pennsylvania to apply for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 5 general election.

  • Boucher hired as hospital business chief in Bangkok 9/16/2019

    David Boucher, a 1980 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in allied health, was hired as chief business transformation officer at Brumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • SRU’s UPB to host U.S. women’s soccer player of the year Alex Morgan 9/13/2019

    Here’s something that everyone at Slippery Rock University should get a kick out of. The University Program Board, a student-run organization that schedules concerts and other entertainment offerings on campus, will host Alex Morgan, co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team at 2 p.m., Sept. 22 in Morrow Field House.

  • SRU class challenges students to be strategic with social media 9/13/2019

    Without question, social media has revolutionized the way in which people receive, interpret and remark on news and information. With in-the-moment reporting, living in a real-time news cycle is second nature for today’s college students.

  • Katsiadas named to PCEA board, selected to present at three conferences 9/13/2019

    Nicholas Katsiadas, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, has been elected to the board of the Pennsylvania College English Association, an organization that serves English professionals with a forum to debate and discuss ideas surrounding literature and literacy studies.

  • SRU offers new ‘challenge’ at expanded outdoor training course 9/12/2019

    A classroom assignment at Slippery Rock University often involves a group activity, but there’s only one place on campus where that activity could mean getting group members to walk across a wooden plank before they swing from a rope — by the way, did we mention the plank is suspended 30 feet above the ground? Those are just two examples of what students can experience on SRU’s recently built challenge course.

  • SRU alumnus to appear on "Wheel of Fortune" 9/12/2019

    Jason Johnson, a 2011 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, is a contestant on today's episode of the television game show "Wheel of Fortune."

  • SRU trustees name general industry lab in Strain Safety Building in recognition of 70E Solutions 9/11/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees, at a special meeting Sept. 11, approved naming Strain Safety Building Room 211 the 70E Solutions General Industry Lab.

  • SRU faculty and staff encouraged to take part in annual SECA campaign 9/11/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s 2019 State Employee Combine Appeal campaign, “We Can Do It,” is underway and will continue through Oct. 25.

  • 9/11: NEVER FORGOTTEN 9/11/2019

    Members of the Slippery Rock University community came together this morning in Old Main for a short observance of Patriot Day. At 8:46 a.m.

  • SRU students study London's criminal justice system 9/11/2019

    Ten Slippery Rock University students from the Comparative Criminal Justice course traveled to London, England, earlier this summer to study methods and practices of the city's criminal justice system. Students met with police officers, visited a prison, toured Parliament and watched a criminal trial.

  • SRU earns fourth consecutive “Cool School” Sierra Club ranking 9/10/2019

    For the fourth straight year, The Sierra Club, one of the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the U.S., has named Slippery Rock University among its top “Cool Schools” in North America.

  • RUNNING WITH THE ‘PACT’ 9/10/2019

    Jeff Smith, chair of the Slippery Rock University council of trustees and president of the Pennsylvania Association Council of Trustees hosted a PACT Western Regional Meeting Sept. 10 at SRU’s Smith Student Center.

  • Mooney named Order of the Arrow region chief 9/10/2019

    Ethan Mooney, a Slippery Rock University junior computing major from Zelienople, has been elected the Northeast Region chief of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.

  • SRU named ‘Best Regional University - North’ and ‘Top Public University’ in U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings 9/9/2019

    Think of the following announcement like your favorite episode of “Friends” – no matter how many times you see it, it never gets old and always brings a smile to your face.

  • SRU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with variety of events 9/9/2019

    Hispanic and Latino cultures are regularly celebrated at Slippery Rock University, but a new event this year will extend beyond SRU’s campus and into the local community. SRU is collaborating with North Country Brewing Company and the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to host a Hispanic Fiesta, 5-10 p.m., Sept. 19, at NCBC’s canning facility, 111 Arrowhead Drive in Slippery Rock.

  • Bailey cycles across U.S. to raise funds for The Ability Experience 9/9/2019

    Robert Bailey, a Slippery Rock University senior accounting major from Mount Pleasant, completed a 67-day, cross-country bicycle tour this summer, sponsored by The Ability Experience, the national philanthropy of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

  • SRU among Washington Monthly’s ‘best bang for the buck’ institutions 9/6/2019

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked among the nation’s top 200 “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges in the Northeast by Washington Monthly.

  • SRU librarians play critical role in students’ research process 9/6/2019

    Quick. When you hear the word “librarian,” what’s the first thing you think about? Is it a scowl-faced individual with their index finger placed firmly against their pursed lips calling for your silence?

  • Barnett presents at National Homeland Security Conference 9/6/2019

    Brett Barnett, a Slippery Rock University professor of communication, presented at the National Homeland Security Conference earlier this summer in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • SRU featured in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings 9/5/2019

    For the fourth consecutive year, Slippery Rock University is featured among the best national colleges and universities in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

  • SRU alumni triplets named to '30 Under 30' list 9/5/2019

    Triplet brothers who are Slippery Rock University alumni were named to the Pittsburgh Business Times' 30 Under 30 Class of 2019.

  • SRU Security Studies Program announces annual speaker series 9/4/2019

    Slippery Rock University's Department of Homeland and Corporate Security Studies will kick off its annual speaker series, featuring three experts from the fields of risk management, insider threats and fraud, Sept. 12.

  • SRU dance students and alumni perform at Jacob's Pillow 9/4/2019

    Twelve Slippery Rock University students and alumni were selected to perform at the American College Dance Association's Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series, Aug. 22.

  • SRU kicks off Performing Arts & Lecture Series with Disney and The Boys 9/3/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s Performing Arts & Lecture Series kicks off a new season with Disney and The Boys, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 13, in the University Union.

  • SRU alumnus composes music as fundraiser for Semper Fi Fund 9/3/2019

    Jeff Herwig had to get creative when it came to composing music to support military members afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder. First was writing the three-movement symphonic piece he had in mind, one that portrays the emotional journey soldiers and veterans experience. Second was raising funds to support those same military personnel.

  • Behre selected for Leadership Pittsburgh class 9/3/2019

    William Behre, president of Slippery Rock University, is one of 63 participants selected for the Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. XXXVI Class.

  • SRU summer construction projects winding down 8/30/2019

    When faculty, staff and students arrived at Slippery Rock University earlier this week for the start of the fall semester, they likely noticed some changes as a result of various summer construction projects. There were approximately 15 major projects, either completed or ongoing, since May.

  • Kemeny earns leadership roles with ATRA and HHRF 8/30/2019

    Betsy Kemeny, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, was named president-elect of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, the only national association for recreational therapists.

  • SRU named one of Pennsylvania’s best-accredited online colleges 8/29/2019

    Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of the top 10 best- accredited online colleges in Pennsylvania for 2019-20 by EDsmart.com.

  • YOU’RE WELCOME 8/29/2019

    It’s all fun and games until someone enrolls at SRU. Unless of course fun and games are part of the experience? Luckily, for our students they are!

  • SRU students embrace Asia Pacific dances at Hawaiian festival 8/29/2019

    It is said that hula, the popular dance developed in Hawaii, expresses all that the dancer sees, hears, smells, tastes, touches and feels.

  • SRU athletic training students receive scholarships 8/29/2019

    Four Slippery Rock University athletic training majors were awarded scholarships from three athletic training professional associations.

  • SRU offers ‘Handshake’ to help students and employers connect 8/28/2019

    A firm handshake often concludes the hiring process for employers and job candidates. For students at Slippery Rock University, getting hired will begin with the Handshake, an online platform that connects students with employers.

  • Tours facilitates two workshops in India 8/28/2019

    Sara Tours, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, facilitated two workshops this summer at the Aditya Birla Education Academy in Mumbai, India.

  • MONEY magazine identifies SRU as a ‘best value’ 8/27/2019

    Slippery Rock University has been recognized by MONEY Magazine as one of the nation’s best value universities, making the list of the publication’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

  • SRU launches nationally recognized Bonner Leader Program 8/27/2019

    A new program that Slippery Rock University is launching this fall will provide access to education and opportunities for civic engagement through a nationally recognized service model that has been adopted by an exclusive network of institutions.

  • SRU student named Workplace Hero by PennDOT 8/27/2019

    Jacob Southwick, a Slippery Rock University sophomore industrial and systems engineering major from Titusville, was awarded the Workplace Hero honor by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

  • AND SO IT BEGINS 8/26/2019

    The first day of fall classes arrived at Slippery Rock University bringing with it lots of activity across campus and autumn-like temperatures that greeted everyone throughout the morning.

  • SRU fans encouraged to wear their College Colors Aug. 30 8/26/2019

    If you’re a fan of Slippery Rock University, every day is a good day to show your Rock Pride by wearing green and white. However, Aug. 30 is your opportunity to join more than 195 million college fans nationwide who will be representing their schools in recognition of College Colors Day.

  • SRU researchers investigating effects of e-cigarette use 8/26/2019

    As the number of smoke-free college campuses across the country – 2,375 as of July 1 according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation – continues to rise, so to does the alternative to “lighting up”: electronic cigarettes.

  • Robare's opioid response project receives $200,000 grant 8/26/2019

    Joseph Robare, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of public health and social work, is helping lead an opioid response project that was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

  • SRU welcomes Class of 2023 8/23/2019

    Slippery Rock University expects to start the fall semester with a freshman class that is similar in size to last year’s, albeit one that reflects an improved academic footprint.

  • FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP 8/23/2019

    Slippery Rock University continued to “WOW” students prior to the start of fall classes by hosting a campuswide cookout Aug. 23.

  • SRU’s helping hands guide new students through move-in day 8/22/2019

    Among the more than 400 volunteers welcoming first-year students to Slippery Rock University on move-in day, Aug. 22, was SRU President Bill Behre, who stood by the curb outside of Residence Hall A where he greeted families as they arrived and gave directions as to where to unload students and belongings.

  • JUMPING AT THE CHANCE 8/20/2019

    Students enrolled in Slippery Rock University’s Jump Start program leaped into the new academic year Aug. 19 with the first of five days of programming that helps students acclimate to campus life, both academically and socially. Organized through SRU’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, participants are paired with upperclassmen and faculty mentors for workshops and social activities that provide one-to-one development, academic advisement, study skills strengthening and other support.

  • SRU trustees name four areas within Strain Safety Building in honor of donors 8/19/2019

    Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees at a special meeting Aug. 16, named four locations within the Strain Safety Building in recognition of donors to the University’s safety management program.

  • MEN OF STEEL 8/16/2019

    The reconstruction of Miller Auditorium, part of Slippery Rock University’s larger Performing Arts Center project, has made great strides during the past two weeks as construction contractors began placing structural steel beams.

  • SRU history professor recalls his Woodstock “peace and music” experience 8/15/2019

    It was August 1969 and Alan Levy was a freshly minted high school graduate in Richmond, Virginia. The 17-year-old stuffed a jar of peanut butter and a few other essentials into a laundry bag, told his parents he was “off to visit some friends” and made a more than 400-mile drive to Sullivan County, New York, in the family’s 1966 Ford Mercury.

  • SRU alumna completes relay swim across the English Channel 8/14/2019

    What was Tracy Grilli thinking as she hastily swam toward the northern coast of France last month about to accomplish the ultimate open water swimming challenge: crossing the English Channel?

  • SRU leads quartet of PASSHE institutions named among the North’s Top 100 Best Regional Universities 8/9/2019

    Slippery Rock University has been named a "Best Regional University-North" for 2019 by CollegeConsensus.com.

  • FRIENDLY COMPETITION 8/9/2019

    The fourth day of the Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team’s trip to Costa Rica Aug. 8 included four goals.

  • SRU named one of the "Best Northeastern" colleges by The Princeton Review 8/8/2019

    Slippery Rock University has once again been named one of the best colleges in the Northeastern region by The Princeton Review.

  • JUST FOR KICKS … AND KIDS 8/8/2019

    Day three of the Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team’s trip to Costa Rica Aug. 7 included a morning of community service.

  • SRU earns Kiplinger’s designation as one of the country’s best value colleges 8/7/2019

    Slippery Rock University has been named a “Best Value College” for 2019 by Kiplinger’s, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice.

  • SERVICE AND SOCCER 8/7/2019

    The Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team continued it's Costa Rican trip Aug. 6 with a community service project in the city of San Jose,

  • QUÉ DICHA 8/6/2019

    The Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team departed Pennsylvania for Costa Rica Aug. 5 to take part in a nine-day community service project and tour of the Central American country.

  • SRU researchers study effects of inclusive and exclusive pronoun use 8/6/2019

    Pronoun usage can be tricky, especially when a person’s gender is unknown or a hypothetical person is referenced, like in a job description. Should “he” be used as a generic pronoun or should the author use “he/she”?

  • SRU adds enhancements to net-price calculator 8/5/2019

    A new online tool now available on the Slippery Rock University website, www.sru.edu, can provide a more accurate assessment of how much students and fami