SRU’s Macoskey Center hosting workshop series and Holiday Market


Macoskey Center

The Slippery Rock University Macoskey Center is hosting four bath and body care product workshops and a holiday market in November.

Nov. 7, 2023

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — The Slippery Rock University Macoskey Center for Sustainability Education and Research is hosting a plethora of eco-friendly holiday events in November. Rebecca Thomas, an SRU associate professor of parks and conservation, will be facilitating four workshops related to bath and body care products throughout November. The Macoskey Center will also be hosting its first-ever Holiday Market, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 30, in the Smith Student Center lobby, where the public can purchase health products.

"This is a way for people to shop locally, support the Macoskey Center and give eco-friendly gifts to others," said Samantha Bortz, manager of the Macoskey Center. "Proceeds generated from the market will support the Macoskey Center's educational programming as well as fund needed materials and supplies. The event will feature an array of bath and body products such as beard oil, lip balm, healing salve, face wash, body lotion and so much more, just in time for the holidays."

The event workshops are hosted at the 70-acre center, located on SRU's campus at 247 Harmony Road. Named after Robert A. Macoskey, the late SRU philosophy professor, the Macoskey Center opened in 1990.

"It is a place for people from all walks of life to become a part of the sustainability journey and learn how to incorporate sustainability into their lives, whether it be in their academic, career or personal lives," Bortz said.

The Macoskey Center events in November include:

  • Thieves' Oil and Healing Salve Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 8, at the Macoskey Center.
  • Lip Balm and Body Lotion Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 9, at the Macoskey Center.
  • Bath/Beard Oil and Soaking Salts Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 14, at the Macoskey Center.
  • Lip Scrub and Face Wash Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 15, at the Macoskey Center.
  • Holiday Market, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 30, Smith Student Center lobby. Purchase holiday gift items that include beard oil, bath salts, lotions and more.

The bath and body care product workshops are open to the public and for all ages. The cost for each workshop attendance is $15 or $10 with an SRU student ID. Tickets for each of the events can be purchased online.

For more information about the Macoskey Center programming at SRU, contact the center at or 724.738.4050.

MEDIA CONTACT: Aaliyah Thomas | 724.738.4854 |