Inagural seal outside Old Main

The first heralding of Slippery Rock University's upcoming celebration of the University and the inauguration of William Behre as the institution's 17th president have been laid down, literally, as sidewalk graphics have been installed outside the entrances of Old Main, the Russell Wright Alumni House, Boozel Dining Hall, Patterson Hall, Morrow Field House, Bailey Library, Vincent Science Center and the Smith Student Center. SRU will spend 17 days, Nov. 1-17, celebrating the University and Behre's inauguration. The formal inauguration and investiture ceremony will be at 11 a.m., Nov. 9 in Morrow Field House. The campus community and public are invited. Behre was selected to lead the nearly 9,000-student University by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors March 14 following a nationwide search. He assumed his presidential duties July 1. A complete list of the 17-days of celebration events can be found on the University's Presidential Inaugural web page at