We purchased pre-cut poplar boards for our project in a 4 ft. Make your own easy Lego table -- just the right size for playing and building, but small enough to fit in any room, plus it has casters to roll around as needed. Hey hey friends! I set out on a mission a few months ago to build my now 4 year old the perfect train table to satisfy his love obsession.
I am pleased to report. Lego Organization. Lego storage. Tom Peterson, a 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. 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 face shields.
Members of the U. The award recognizes works from the SRU community that were published, presented, developed or performed in the last three years. 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 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.
Lisa Belcastro, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, was recently appointed by Maryland Gov. 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.
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. Slippery Rock University President William Behre today announced that due to the ongoing COVID outbreak, the University will conduct the remainder of its spring semester instruction only through distance learning modalities beginning March A Slippery Rock University instructor and full-time police officer reflects on the show and its impact on society.
Slippery Rock University today announced that as a proactive measure in the midst of the global COVID outbreak, the University has made the decision to extend the current spring break, originally scheduled from March , until March This extension pertains to on-campus residential and commuter students only.
All online students will resume classes, as scheduled, March 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. 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.
National Consumer Protection Week, observed this week, March , , 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. It was the 23rd straight year that SRU hosted the event, which attracted more than students in grades from across western Pennsylvania.
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. 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.
The election process for the 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. 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.
Thomas Wittman, a 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. 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 p.
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. 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 has achieved Military Friendly honors every year since 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.
Websites like WikiLeaks, which gained international attention 10 years ago when a U. Army intelligence analyst leaked sensitive documents, are a discussion topic in homeland and corporate security studies classes at Slippery Rock University. Doug Labor, a 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.
John Gilliland, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in economics, won the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce's Community Service Award, which is presented to one person each year who demonstrates care and service for the Grove City community. 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. 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.
Jude Children's Research Hospital. 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. 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.
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. The Chinese New Year celebration scheduled for Feb. 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.
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. Doug Fleegle, a 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.
Facebook was launched Feb. 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. Aaron Rekich, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, was named the Meadville Tribune Person of the Year. Sara Tours, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, consulted and led workshops in Bangalore, India, Jan.
Slippery Rock University has earned the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a national standard used by institutions for self-assessment and quality improvement of their community engagement. Ken Reichl, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of occupational therapy, recently had a research article published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Donald Sheffield, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in counseling services, was named the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year for his commitment to the people of Beaver County.
Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in health informatics has been ranked as one of the top 50 in country by intelligent. Deb Baker, Slippery Rock University director of special events, received the Pennsylvania Presenters Service Award, an annual award for individuals who have made meaningful volunteer contributions to PA Presenters, a performing arts consortium.
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. Effective Dec. 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.
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. Ron DeSantis. 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.
The EDMAs recognize the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media. Slippery Rock University has been ranked among the best nursing schools in Pennsylvania by nursingschoolsalmanac. According to WalletHub, more than three quarters of Americans ring in the new year away from home. 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.
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. A new online registration process for parking permits at Slippery Rock University will be available beginning Jan.
University Police will use license plate recognition to detect registered vehicles instead of looking for windshields decals. Throngs of families, friends and most importantly, graduates, came together at Slippery Rock University Dec. FNB, which operated a branch office at S.
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. 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.
Committee meetings will take place Dec. The quarterly business meeting is at 10 a. 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.
Slippery Rock University's intercollegiate ethics bowl team placed seventh out of 18 teams at the Regional Ethics Bowl at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lawrence Firestone, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in business administration, was named chief executive office of Eastside Distilling, Inc.
After retiring in following 15 years as a member of the Slippery Rock University faculty, you might think that June Edwards would want to take a breather. Instead, she turned her attention to rebuilding a community … a miniature one housed inside a movie studio. Slippery Rock University staff, students and community partners jointly presented at the Global Service-Learning Summit at Clemson University earlier this month. Select dance majors and minors at Slippery Rock University will take the stage to perform original dances at the Dec.
There will be two performances at 2 p. Six Slippery Rock University faculty members received Open Educational Resources grants for the fall semester to support revising their courses to incorporate using free or low-cost course materials. 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 SRU education majors to provide mental health response when they become teachers.
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 p. Pennsylvanians are getting another layer of protection when it comes to avoiding unsolicited phone calls. On Dec. 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.
More than Slippery Rock University students are eligible to participate in the University's winter commencement ceremony at 11 a. Traditional sports have long been a big part of college life, but now esports have gripped campuses across the country. All performances are in the University Union Multipurpose Room. The Slippery Rock University women's soccer team was awarded the No. Gary Aldrich, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in physical education, was recently named an assistant coach for the U.
The Slippery Rock University football team was awarded the No. 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.
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.
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.
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. Mary Eberhardinger, a Slippery Rock University instructor of communication, wrote an article about internet memes that was recently published in an academic journal. 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 Slippery Rock University will kick off its Nov.
To coincide with the 24 Hours of Reality Nov. Theodorea Regina Berry, a 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. Cathy Burnheimer, the owner of Popped Envy, an online gourmet popcorn business, will speak at p. Faculty members at state-owned universities will vote Nov.
Pennsylvania Gov. A portion of Harmony Road was closed today, Nov. 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. Many sleep-deprived people will welcome the end of Daylight Saving Time as an opportunity to enjoy an extra hour of sleep. 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.
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. Army Cadet Command's 2nd Brigade. Six candidates for the position of vice president for University advancement at Slippery Rock University will visit campus beginning Oct. 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.
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. Approximately 1, students are expected to take advantage of nearly classes offered during the Dec. Allison Peiritsch, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of communication, recently had a paper published in the Journal of Media Ethics. Generation Z is very different from its predecessors in a variety of ways.
Grascen Shidemantle, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in biology, was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work as a doctoral student at Binghamton N. Slippery Rock University students are getting first-hand experience from people who train first responders.
The Annual Graduation Fair, will tack place from 10 a. Broad Street, Grove City. Jason Kush, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, recently performed at two noteworthy concerts in Pittsburgh and Mexico City. Rivers, the quarterback of the nationally ranked SRU football team, was included in the "Faces in the Crowd" section.
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.
Tom Wolf. Refuse it! National Fossil Day is Oct. 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.
Slippery Rock University's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend featured a variety of events to get and keep the SRU faithful fired up despite the chilly temperatures. As colder temperatures arrive, so too will an abundance colds, coughs and sore throats. National All Girl Team. This year it takes place at and 8 p. 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.
Jeff Podobnik, a 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. Intersectionality is a term that refers to the discrimination and disadvantages that affect people from overlapping social categories, such as race, class or gender.
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. 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. 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 The event is free and open to the public.
Four engineering professionals will present guest lectures. All the presentations are free and open to the public. Lucien Holness, a 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. A lot of people found their feet on Main Street Sept. 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.
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. 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. Senior Airman Nicholas Yackovich, a 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.
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. Enrollment at Slippery Rock University continues to remain firm with 8, students attending the University this semester according to the official day-of classes report. 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.
The fan uniform for the evening of Sept. Calahan Young, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in recreational therapy, has qualified for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, as a member of the United States men's national goalball team. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. In observance of Constitution Day, Sept. The event will include free pizza for all participants and gift cards for winners.
David Boucher, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in allied health, was hired as chief business transformation officer at Brumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. 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. Without question, social media has revolutionized the way in which people receive, interpret and remark on news and information.
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. Jason Johnson, a 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.
At a. 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.
For the fourth straight year, The Sierra Club, one of the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the U. Robert Bailey, a Slippery Rock University senior accounting major from Mount Pleasant, completed a day, cross-country bicycle tour this summer, sponsored by The Ability Experience, the national philanthropy of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Is it a scowl-faced individual with their index finger placed firmly against their pursed lips calling for your silence?
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. 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. 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.
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. Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of the top 10 best- accredited online colleges in Pennsylvania for by EDsmart. Unless of course fun and games are part of the experience? Luckily, for our students they are!
It is said that hula, the popular dance developed in Hawaii, expresses all that the dancer sees, hears, smells, tastes, touches and feels. Four Slippery Rock University athletic training majors were awarded scholarships from three athletic training professional associations.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. However, Aug. Among the more than volunteers welcoming first-year students to Slippery Rock University on move-in day, Aug.
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? Slippery Rock University has once again been named one of the best colleges in the Northeastern region by The Princeton Review.
A new online tool now available on the Slippery Rock University website, www. Campfire Day is observed on the first Saturday in August each year and those celebrating the occasion Aug. Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark are known for their progressive human development policies, which is why a faculty-led group of students from Slippery Rock University visited Bergen and Tromso, Norway, May , to discover for themselves what these countries are doing differently for their citizens.
The early bird may catch the worm, but when Brian Merritt was a student researcher at Slippery Rock University he woke up early to do more than just catch worms: he cut their heads off and over time watched their heads grow bodies and their bodies grow heads. Cory Haser has a history of adding new dimensions to his experience working with computers, having previously developed software that uses three-dimensional models.
He is getting an opportunity this summer to push his 3D modeling skills to whole new level. After graduating from Slippery Rock University in with a degree in dance, Heather Gerlach had every intention of being a dance instructor. But along the way, while teaching several types of dance at various studios, Gerlach found her calling.
A group of Slippery Rock University students visiting Cartagena, Colombia was so excited to be there they were literally dancing in the streets. Slippery Rock University is hosting professional development training for University staff, 10 a. Slippery Rock University, the proud recipient of Field of Study badges in education and nursing from Colleges of Distinction, has been awarded a badge for its accomplishments in student career development. Actors portray fictional characters in theater productions, but for a Slippery Rock University student attempting to develop a theater camp for high school students, her role is anything but pretend.
The badge brings SRU's total on the year to three following awards to the business and education programs earlier this summer. To the unknowing observer, the rock wall shouldering the Trans-Canada Highway, where the road sidles the banks of Kama Bay near Nipigon, Ontario, is just that, a rock wall. But for a faculty-student research team at Slippery Rock University, the site demands a much closer look. Leave it to a Slippery Rock University student to use a metaphor about smoothing rocks to describe the daily grind of a summer research project.
The two bags that each Slippery Rock University student are allowed for their service-learning trip to Peru are symbolic in that their mission is two-fold. On one hand, the trip will provide excellent field experience; while on the other hand, the donated physical therapy equipment they will take with them will help support people in need. When Dr. Two Slippery Rock University professionals will be part of a panel discussion about equal access to education, 6 p. Nancy Lutz might be tempted to spike her conducting baton like a football after retiring as the artistic director of Three Rivers Ringers, the Pittsburgh community handbell ensemble that she founded nine years ago.
In fact, the opposite is true. Slippery Rock University has earned a Field of Study badge for professional programming in education from the Colleges of Distinction. The two-and-a-half-year process began last fall. Three of the 12 Slippery Rock University students who attended a disability sports conference in Scotland last month missed their commencement ceremony at SRU. Slippery Rock University has been ranked by as one of the top 10 best online colleges in Pennsylvania for by OnlineColleges.
The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the first session of a two-day, non-contact football camp at Slippery Rock University's Mihalik-Thompson Stadium for boys and girls ages , June Lindsey Matthews just completed her junior year at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh and she already has her sights set on becoming a teacher. Dance, one could say, is one of the most expressive forms of unspoken communication. Its power to overcome language barriers was a lesson learned by a group of Slippery Rock University students during a day faculty-led, study-abroad program to Italy.
Pittsburgh will be one of more than cities worldwide that will be filled with the sounds of music June 21 in celebration of International Make Music Day. A faculty-student research team at Slippery Rock University is seeking a better way to soak up the sun this summer. According to a U.
Slippery Rock University has been ranked as one of the 50 best schools in the country for education majors Study. Before Sharon Mburu arrived at Slippery Rock University, she never gave bicycles much thought beyond their being a convenient and inexpensive mode of transportation. She offered to help a recently hired faculty member on a project before the professor even arrived at SRU.
During her time as a Slippery Rock University student, Suzi Bloom found that faculty often floated the idea that keeping environmental education tied to local communities would have a greater impact on their residents. Beginning with the season, the series will include nationally known speakers presenting featured lectures as part of its offerings. One hundred years ago today, June 4, , the U. Congress passed the 19th Amendment, prohibiting states and the federal government from denying women suffrage, or the right to vote.
Memorial Day is observed in the United States, May 27, this year. Although the meaning and even the name of the national holiday has diverged and expanded from what its organizers intended, the original purpose is not forgotten, according to Alan Levy, Slippery Rock University professor of history.
An experimental test that occurred years ago changed the way scientists look at the forces of nature. When Cathy Burnheimer dropped off popcorn for a fundraising event hosted by the Butler County Alliance for Children last year, she walked away deeply saddened but committed to doing more.
Like many college seniors, Shakelah Harrigan experienced the stress of final exams and the relief of graduating, all in one week. Slippery Rock University conferred more than master's degrees and hooded nearly 60 doctoral candidates at its May 10 graduate student commencement ceremony at Morrow Field House. Nicole Stout, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in community health, was one of two individuals awarded the John H.
Everything from rugs and lamps to cleaning and school supplies make their way into University dumpsters. Slippery Rock University's Office of Global Engagement hosted a Global Graduation Ceremony May 7 to recognize graduates who are international students, international exchange students and American students who studied abroad in long-term, credit-bearing programs. Eight Slippery Rock University groups will travel internationally as part of SRU faculty and staff led summer study abroad programs.
While most of the programs will head to countries often visited by the University, such as Italy, Japan and Norway, a new program focused on leadership will take students to a country that no SRU student group has visited in recent memory. Maraina Miles has a name befitting of a geology researcher. She studies moraines, which are rock formations deposited by glaciers and a near homophone of her first name.
What would final exam week at Slippery Rock University be without the traditional "Moonlight Breakfast" to kick it off? For individuals on the autism spectrum, or with sensory or special needs sensitivities, attending a live theatre production can be daunting. Slippery Rock University students and faculty were selected to serve prominent roles in the National Flute Association's annual convention, Aug.
It is tentatively scheduled to reopen Aug. During the closure, summer food operations will shift to Weisenfluh. Becky Thomas, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, recently co-authored a paper that was published for open access in Conservation Science and Practice, a journal of the Society for Conservation Biology.
Brett Barnett, a Slippery Rock University professor of communication, recently had an essay published in a special edition of Journal of Hate Studies, the only peer-reviewed academic journal exclusively devoted to the study of what hate is, where it comes from and how to combat it. When Istvan Kovacs was 11 years old he watched the Hungarian national table tennis team upset perennial powerhouse China in the world championships.
His appreciation of the sport only grew when his father set up a table for him and friends to learn from the players they watched on television. Slippery Rock University will confer more than 1, degrees during a trio of commencement ceremonies May at Morrow Field House.
Two Slippery Rock University students recently exhibited artwork and presented an interdisciplinary research project at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Kennesaw State University. If you were stranded on a desert island and had one book to read, which text would you select? Twelve Slippery Rock University students recently presented research at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists meeting at Edinboro University, including three students who won first-place awards.
When the inventors of a new physical therapy device wondered how best to launch their product, rather than struggle alone, they enlisted the expertise of two people with ties to Slippery Rock University. Although Marjorie Stephenson a former professor and librarian no longer works at Slippery Rock University, her influence is still felt today through a scholarship awarded in her honor.
As a computer science professor at Slippery Rock University, Deborah Whitfield speaks in the 1s and 0s of binary code, but when it comes to exercising, her body only computes a zero. That all changed in when she signed up for the Rock Personal Training Program, a service at SRU where exercise science students in the Senior Synthesis course provide one-to-one fitness instruction to students, University employees and community members. People often compare an undesirable and lengthy waiting period to having served a prison sentence.
But unlike the commencement ceremony march that is played annually, this one, by a particular species of insects, will be heard for the first time in 17 years. The association will also honor a number of students with awards and scholarships. Jason Kush, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, has accepted an invitation to be a guest saxophone teacher at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, July Slippery Rock University President William Behre today announced a restructuring of his leadership cabinet.
Joanne Leight knows how important it is for faculty to serve as one-on-one mentors for students and how that relationship impacts their role as academic advisers. As a Slippery Rock University professor of physical and health education and department chair, Leight guides anywhere from students each academic year through the advising process.
Stephen Larson, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of business, recently became a Certified Information Systems Security Professional after he completed a course and passed an exam developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium. Dunlop served as the SGA's vice president of internal affairs for academic year. Army where participants operated an unmanned aircraft system through an obstacle course in the shortest amount of time.
Becky Thomas knows that just sharing subject matter with her students alone does not make her an effective teacher. Be it through a service-learning opportunity or via philanthropy with a student club or organization, there is no shortage of active involvement on campus or in the community. Slippery Rock University has been recognized as having one of the country's best dance programs for by DanceUS.
An group of 15 Slippery Rock University students were recently inducted as the inaugural class of the Order of the Sword and Shield, a national honor society for homeland security, intelligence, emergency management and protective security studies disciplines. Slippery Rock University students in the Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communication Capstone course developed campaigns to improve public services, and for one student, that meant pitching ideas to the same people who seven months earlier were risking their lives to save his family's home.
Brett Barnett is proof that one cannot be timid when approaching scholarly or creative work, especially when that work examines societal problems and grim realities. A group of Slippery Rock University students were recognized by the American Marketing Association for their submission in a national marketing competition. A recent emphasis to promote a healthy lifestyle is the practice of mindfulness, which is being aware of your body, mind and feelings in the present moment to create a sense of calm.
Kenneth C. Army Special Forces soldiers based in Johnstown. During his lifetime of experiences as an environmental advocate, including a decade as president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, Larry Schweiger has closely followed the effects of climate change. Since Lalanda Stromp joined Slippery Rock University in , two things have remained consistent: SRU's culture of caring and its commitment to its students.
The works of 55 SRU students are featured in the exhibit that is on display through April Slippery Rock University has been recognized as having one of the country's best online master's degrees in English by OnlineCourseReport. SRU ranked No.
Student organizations at Slippery Rock University have planned for big events before, but until this year they had never planned The Big Event. The Slippery Rock University council of trustees said goodbye to one of their own while celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of a variety of students today at their quarterly business meeting. Two Slippery Rock University alumni were selected for the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team to travel the United States in Jeep Cherokees to help restore deteriorating recreational climbing areas across the country.
Forty years ago today marked the worst nuclear energy accident in United States history. The incident continues to have ramifications for the nuclear energy industry and safety management professionals. Susan Lubinski, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of homeland and corporate security studies, recently was invited to speak at the U. This year's destination will again take them north of the border to Montreal, Quebec, the second-largest French-speaking city in the world.
A total of Honors College students will visit Canada's second-largest city, April Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will meet March Pragati Rawat, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of political science, presented papers at two recent conferences and for a workshop in Mexico.
Slippery Rock University is hosting a Wellness Expo, 9 a. Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in elementary education: K reading has been named one of the 50 best programs in the country by OnlineMasters. Noe Ortega, Pennsylvania's deputy secretary for postsecondary and higher education, and Reuben Mills, director, bureau of postsecondary and adult education, met with Keith Dils, dean, Slippery Rock University College of Education and President Bill Behre to While March is a time when Slippery Rock University students are anticipating warmer temperatures and the end of the academic semester, it is also a time for non-graduating students to consider getting ahead in their academic pursuit, by registering for Summer Session classes.
It won its eighth designation in July Kathleen Neeley, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in elementary education, has published her novel, "The Street Singer. Whether they are attempting to discover a more effective procedure to diagnose depression or coming up with better ways to predict how petroleum will react under varying conditions, Slippery Rock University students are diving deep into research.
Now, they get to share it. Slippery Rock University has been recognized as having one of the 20 most affordable online doctoral degrees in special education programs in the country by AffordableSchools. Through the study of biomechanics, health-care professionals learn about the structure and function of biological systems, or more precisely, the movement of the human body.
There are plenty of concerns that creep into the minds of incoming college students long before they ever step foot on campus. But none is quite like the anticipation — read: anxiety — of meeting a randomly assigned roommate.
A faculty-student research team from Slippery Rock University has received a grant to study forest fire management in rural China. Technology is rapidly changing the way teachers engage their students in the classroom, so before Slippery Rock University education students enter their field experience as student-teachers, they are oriented to existing practices and new technology they could encounter. The Slippery Rock University Media Hall of Fame has released the names of 11 nominees for its class of inductees.
Darin Clark, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in resource management, was recently promoted to land management group supervisor of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Long before social media and even before Americans watched television to follow the news, a crime captured the attention of the entire nation, and it involved a famous family with a loose tie to what is now Slippery Rock University. Brett Barnett, a Slippery Rock University professor of communication, served as a judge for the Festival of Media Arts Film and Video Competition, hosted by the Broadcast Education Association, an academic media professional organization.
What would Slippery Rock University look like if it were to become a more racially diverse community? Showtimes are p. Elizabeth LaGamba, a Slippery Rock University instructor of elementary education and early childhood, was awarded the Outstanding Ed. Two Slippery Rock University faculty members from the Department of Communication will present at upcoming national conferences.
Those investments of course involve upfront costs such as textbooks. Ramon Gardenhire, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in political science, was appointed by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker as deputy chief of staff for policy in the Office of the Governor.
Slippery Rock University has received approval from Daniel Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, to begin offering master's degrees in accountancy fall and social work fall David Skeele, a Slippery Rock University professor of theatre, will have his work featured in "The Best Women's Stage Monologues ," an anthology of the best playwriting from the theatrical season. The book, to be released this fall, will be published by Smith and Kraus.
When John Rindy became director of career education and development at Slippery Rock University seven years ago, he estimates that his office saw about students per semester for services such as resume reviews. Slippery Rock University has received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to implement school wellness programs at six school districts in western Pennsylvania.
Alan Lombardo, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in biology, was recently named the chief executive officer of Sheltering Arms Institute in Richmond, Virginia. Joel Antonucci, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a doctoral degree in physical therapy, was named to The Incline's Who's Next Fitness and Health list of young Pittsburghers who are leaders in the field of wellness. For many students, Feb. Cheyenne Perkins, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in English literature, wrote a book of poems called "Darkest Dreams" that was recently published by Newman Springs Publishing.
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