LAST CHANCE: Work is under way for publication of the 2010-11 SRU Faculty/Staff Directory. Those with updates – name changes, new office phone numbers, official job title changes, office locations, or University e-mail addresses – should e-mail their updates to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business today. Deans and departmental secretaries are asked to review the “Departmental Listing” section of the current directory for their areas, then e-mail appropriate updates.
SAYING GOODBYE: Pearl Stewart, retired clerk typist in Slippery Rock University’s Army ROTC department and past president of the SRU branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Wednesday at her home. Stewart joined the University in 1982 and retired in January 2003 after serving 21 years. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Young Funeral Home, 132 Main St., West Sunbury. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Among others, she leaves a daughter, Kimberly Zedreck, clerly typist III in SRU's Graduate Admissions Office, from Hilliards.
40 YEARS TO CELEBRATE: The SRU campus is invited to help celebrate the retirement of Dee Daugherty, administrative assistant I in the College of Education, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 28 in the McKay Education Building Conference Room. Daugherty retires with 40 years service to the University.
39 AND COUNTING: A retirement reception for Sonja Parenti, clerk III in facilities and planning, will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 26 in Central Receiving. – Stores Building 1. The campus is invited as Parenti celebrates more than 39 years of service to the University.
ALL THAT ART: Akiko Kotanni, SRU professor emeritus of art, invites the campus community to see her works at the Fallingwater Gallery in Mill Run through Aug. 31 and at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s One Hundredth Annual Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh July 23-Sept. 19. (An opening day reception is at 7 p.m.) And for those traveling in France, her work will be displayed at Eglise Saint Pierre – Quai Baluze, Tulle.
CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP: SRU’s Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Non Profit Leadership has moved out of the Lowry Center and merged with SRU’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, Room 105, University Union. CSIL may be contacted at 724.738.2092 (Fax: 724.738.2624 or on the Web at: http://www.sru.edu/leadership). Brad Kovaleski, center director, is offering question-and-answer sessions for department meetings or classes regarding the changes. The center includes the Friends and Family Program, Compass Leadership, First Year Leader Scholars Program, University Program Board, Greek Life, Co-Curricular Transcript Programs, clubs/organizations, community service/volunteer opportunities, service learning, Carebreaks, Student Government Association and the Green & White Society.
GOING UP? The SRU Mailroom alerts campus offices and departments anticipating large mailings during the fiscal year to expect a postage increase in early January. The U.S. Postal Service has applied for a 2-cent increase in the 1-ounce letter rate along with a number of other rate changes, that may include postcards and bulk mail. Those planning SRU mailings that can beat the rate increase are encouraged to do so.
DON’T WAVE THE WAIVER: Faculty and staff taking advantage of the tuition waiver are reminded to complete the waiver form for fall semester. The form is available from the Human Resources Office, 205 Old Main, or may be downloaded at: http://www.sru.edu/pages/12274.asp.
SAFE H2O: The Slippery Rock Municipal Authority, which supplies water to Slippery Rock University, has issued its 2009 Water Quality Report. The report may be viewed at: http:/www.srmaws.com/ (then click on “Water Quality”). Questions should be directed to Phyllis Smeltzer, executive secretary at the authority, at 724.794.6552.