It would appear that you are running an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please download a modern browser or turn off Compatibility View in Internet Explorer to ensure a pleasant browsing experience. For decades, these have been the battle cries of moms and healthcare professionals alike at the onset of the cold and flu season.
And while they remain steadfast warnings today according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they often arrive after a person has caught some sort of "bug. The faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Slippery Rock University bid a fond farewell to Cheryl Norton, who will conclude her five-year run as University president July Ron Burke and Larry King always looked out for one another. Their childhoods were not unlike many who grew up in western Pennsylvania in the s.
Five women that are making a difference at Slippery Rock University and in the community will be honored as Women of Distinction at 5 p. The President's Commission on Women sponsors the program. A team of professional staff and undergraduate service leadership coordinators from Slippery Rock University's Office for Community-Engaged Learning recently presented "Building a Service Identity: Athletic trainers know a thing or two about taking the right steps to compete at a peak level.
Another important step taken by the Slippery Rock University athletic training program took place last week, as the University received accreditation for its Master of Science in Athletic Training program that will launch in summer Sean Thomas, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in criminology and criminal justice and currently a student success coach at Community College of Allegheny County, was named to the McAuley Ministries board of directors.
Drawing inspiration from the U. National Parks, Kathleen Melago, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of music, has put together an afternoon of music that will feature performances by University faculty, students and alumni at 4 p.
It's All About You" series. Eileen Shafer, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in physical education, became the first female superintendent of the Paterson Public Schools in Paterson, New Jersey.
Previously the deputy superintendent, Shafer was named acting superintendent until a permanent appointment is made. Fast forward one year and SRU has set a new high-water mark by enrolling 8, students, an increase of 0. The Slippery Rock Student Government Association is inviting all SRU students interested in becoming the next Homecoming king or queen to submit their names and applications for consideration. Hicks served as event co-chair, while Vetere chaired the local arrangement committee, inviting guest speakers and organizing the charity program that supported the Head Start Program at Mt.
Security professionals are out in the world protecting it from existing and emerging threats, but they also recognize the importance of looking inward, to a world of emerging professionals in their field. The pair, owned by Deborah Hutchins. After recent hurricanes devastated the Caribbean Islands, Florida and southeast Texas, many people waited anxiously to hear from loved ones who were in the path of the storms.
Cara Kriebel, a Slippery Rock University senior budget analyst, has been selected to participate in Leadership Butler County, a nine-month program that provides participants with exposure to issues, resources and opportunities for service in the Butler County area. When Monica Traggiai graduates from Slippery Rock University, she'll leave behind more than just fond memories of her four years at The Rock.
She'll also be leaving an empty seat on the University's council of trustees. When Title IX was enacted in , the most memorable and visible change for women student-athletes were new uniforms. McGraw is a graduate of the Mars Area High School, where he starred as a basketball and football player.
While the term "dalcroze eurhythmics" may cause some head scratching among the masses, to those in the music education community, the words bear the weight of the entire industry.
The Slippery Rock University Athletic Communication Office has announced an expansion and rebranding of its broadcasting offerings with the launch of the "Rock Athletics Digital Network. The demand for a Slippery Rock University education has never been greater, as evidenced by the record freshman class - more than 1, - enrolled at the University this fall.
Geno Bonetti, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in physical education, has been appointed to the board of directors of the United Spinal Association, a national nonprofit organization that improves the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders.
One of the most common ways that people navigate the Slippery Rock University website, www. While the process for using this effective tool will remain the same, there's a new provider that searches the SRU website before the results are displayed. Since the advent of distance learning courses at Slippery Rock University, an online verification system has made sure that students fulfilling the course requirements are in fact the same person who enrolled the class; however, the University recently established a new written policy, "Student Identity Verification in Distance Learning.
It is the ninth consecutive year that SRU has earned the accolade. Demonstrating her top priority, Karen Whitney, the new interim chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, will spend her first days on the job on campuses meeting with students and others, including today's visit at Slippery Rock University.
Slippery Rock University has been named a "Best Online College in Pennsylvania for " by College Choice, a free online resource to help potential students access unique student-centered college rankings, admission advice and scholarship and financial aid information. Brad Wilson, Slippery Rock University associate provost for transformational experiences, is one of 60 community leaders selected for the Leadership Pittsburgh Class of Tyler Wyckoff remembers the day when he was in the second grade: The Student Nonprofit Alliance, an on-campus organization of students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector, and the Slippery Rock Student Government Association are partnering to coordinate a campus-wide hurricane relief campaign Sept.
During one event, an audience at Slippery Rock University will hear from a woman, a Muslim, a Palestinian, a disabled person and a person of color. Little free libraries have become a global phenomenon.
The small, front yard and sidewalk book exchange boxes number more than 50, worldwide and can be found in all 50 states and 70 countries. Part of a Slippery Rock University education is gaining experience outside the classroom and becoming a contributing member of a learning community.
An excellent opportunity to do both is available to students interested in serving on student conduct hearing boards. Slippery Rock University has earned 47 badges of distinction including 32 "best" designations ranging from "Best for the Money" in Pennsylvania to "Best for the Money without Aid" nationwide from College Factual, a data-driven college choice resource, in ratings released in USA Today.
In describing the footing on which Slippery Rock University stands, Interim President Philip Way temporarily slipped into the role of a financial adviser: With the stylings of classic vocal groups like The Four Freshmen and The Hi-Lo's, The Modern Gentlemen blend today's sounds to create the ultimate vocal experience for all ages, performing classic hits in a modern style.
More than student clubs and organizations were on hand to promote their events, leadership and service opportunities and recruit new members. Photos by Benton Palermo, a senior communication: The start of a new academic year often marks a change in one's personal routine.
Keeping up with the demands of a new schedule can often result in letting certain healthy practices go by the wayside.
Many college students are flush with dreams and aspirations of a bright future when they embark on their journey through higher education; but when Jack Kerouac was as student at Columbia University in the early s, he vowed to become an artist who would change literature and the consciousness of America. Not long after students are settled in for the new academic year at Slippery Rock University, there's an opportunity to experience the campus life as it is intended and invite more people to join the fun.
In fact, they might just win one. When people show their generosity and kindness, hope takes root. Slippery Rock University's council of trustees will conduct a special meeting at 4 p. The agenda item for the meeting is a possible hiring recommendation to be made to the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc. The meeting is open to the public. Kelly Austin, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in student personnel administration, has been named associate vice president for administration in the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses at Penn State University.
As the interim president of Slippery Rock University, it would be easy for Philip Way to simply stand pat, content with the idea that merely keeping his "hands on the wheel" is all that is required of him. Colleen Cooke, professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, presented research at the Association and Therapeutic Humor annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Cookie's experimental research project examined therapeutic humor as a recreational therapy intervention and how humor can improve quality of life.
Playing host to more than people at five barbecues in 10 days may seem a bit excessive for a typical household, but not so for the president's house at Slippery Rock University. Meghan Jourden-Messerich, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in resort and tourism management, was named superintendent of recreation for the Sycamore Park District in Sycamore, Illinois. Students were able to take advantage of having caricatures drawn, getting an airbrushed t-shirt, create-your-own snow cones, Henna tattoos, roller skating and a make-your-own bamboo planter.
SRU was among 41 dance companies chosen from more than applicants to perform at the four-day festival. While many people spent their summer break relaxing on the shore, riding rollercoasters or just hanging out with friends, Mark Lisowksi was in the kitchen.
Robert Ogoreuc, assistant professor of physical and health education, has been elected to the National Water Safety Congress as a member at-large on its Board of Directors. Unlike first-year students, sophomores are no longer adapting to a new learning community, making daily decisions without parental input or living away from home for the first time.
Before they get to know their students, new faculty at Slippery Rock University are getting to know their institution. But organizers hope a new online platform being rolled out at SRU will make it easier for students to connect with cocurricular organizations and programs. While foot traffic is increasing at campus bookstores across the country this time of year, the amount college students are spending on course materials continues to decrease as rentals and digital textbooks provide budget-friendly alternatives.
One of the last items on Martha Dunkelberger's shopping list before leaving home for college were bed sheets. The extra-long twin sheets she needed for her residence hall bed had to be the proper size, color and had to "feel just right. Slippery Rock University's traditional Weekend of Welcome, a program dedicated to helping new students move in and get settled at the University prior to the first day of classes, has undergone some significant changes this year.
One could think of this year's program as WOW on steroids. Slippery Rock University's Bachelor of Science in Computing degree program is officially accredited, an important step after several previously accredited degree programs within SRU's Department of Computer Science were recently rolled into the newly named computing degree program as concentrations.
The previous time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous U. Slippery Rock University has been recognized as a one of the Top 20 best online colleges in Pennsylvania by onlinecollegeplan. The Storm Harbor Equestrian Center at Slippery Rock University is a shining example of how equine-assisted programs can improve the lives of a variety of individuals. The accolade was included on the well-known education services company's " Best Colleges: SRU is part of a consortium of 10 universities in western Pennsylvania that provide courses during four sessions, May Aug.
Work to replace a steam line along Maltby Avenue began July The project, which is expected to continue through Aug. Due to work associated with the project, traffic patterns on Maltby Avenue will be altered at various points. For additional information, contact Andy Wilson in facilities, planning and environmental safety at And while the SRU library technician enjoys going about his craft in relative anonymity around western Pennsylvania, in the greater Youngstown, Ohio area, McLatchy is a celebrated painter at one of the most prestigious art exhibitions in the country.
Where else but at Slippery Rock University could the headmaster of an elite, private high school in Turkey visit with a dance instructor from Iowa — who just happens to be his son? Widely known as the Charm City, Baltimore is about to see its waterfront skyline become even more, well, charming, this summer thanks in part to a convergence of art and dance imported from Slippery Rock University.
Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton and her husband Henry are spending the day assisting movers with packing their possessions for a move to Colorado. Norton, the 16th president of SRU and the first woman to serve in that capacity, is retiring from the University effective July This is the seventh time in eight years SRU has won the distinction.
The program, which will begin in fall , is the first of its kind in the State System. Can stories be told without words? Even with the increase, State System universities will remain the lowest-cost option among all four-year colleges and universities in the state.
Quick — do you know where the nearest automated external defibrillator on campus is located?