TICKET TO SLIDE: These five Slippery Rock University students didn't let the snow that covered much of campus dampen their spirits ¬– they grabbed an inner tube and barreled down the slope behind the Ski Lodge. Taking a ride were (From left, front) Benjamin Rittenhous, an exercise science major from Green Bank, West. Va; Joseph Hunt, a therapeutic recreation major from Williamsport; Buddy Brudowsky, a biology major from Lancaster; (top) Timothy Campion, a park and resource management major from Monkton, Md.; and Rebekah Jaussen, an elementary education major from Greenville. (Photo by Mariia Berezina, an economics major from the Ukraine.) For more photos, click here
SRU names Carlson sustainability officer
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith today named Herb Carlson, assistant vice president for construction, design and management, as the senior officer for institutional sustainability initiatives.
"This key leadership position will help the University manage the myriad of current sustainability initiatives and develop a strategic pathway for SRU to successfully implement the President's Climate Commitment that we signed last semester. The University is very fortunate to have someone as qualified as Herb to lead us in this effort," Smith said in announcing the appointment. Read MoreConcepts of sustainability could apply across the curriculum at SRU
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Langdon Smith, associate professor of geography, geology and the environment at Slippery Rock University, will use the $4,150 SRU Green Fund Grant he was awarded to help share the concepts of sustainability across the academic curriculum and into many SRU classes.
"Dr. Julie Snow [associate professor in the same department] and I attended the two-day Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education workshop in Atlanta in January. It was a great chance to hear how those from San Diego and Arizona are involving their faculty in such projects that aid the sustainability issue. We hope to bring many of those ideas to campus to help fellow faculty build a sustainability component into each of their classes," Smith said. Read MoreSRU students bring air-quality research down to earth with weather observatory
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students are measuring air pollutants, researching their terrestrial origins and studying the relationship between air quality and weather at the University's new Weather and Air Quality Observatory. Students say the observatory gives them valuable experience with high-tech equipment and that ultimately their findings will help the University community become more sustainable.
"My research involves analyzing meteorological phenomena. It is something that allows me to be in a leadership role," said Chris Abbott, an environmental studies major from Slippery Rock. "I am using a plethora of high-tech instruments. There is no possible way on my own that I would be able to get my hands on any of this equipment if I weren't a Slippery Rock student. Even an internship wouldn't introduce me to the sheer volume of instruments at my disposal." Read More