HISTORY COMES TO LIFE: Slippery Rock University celebrated Native American Day Thursday, with demonstrations by drummers and singers from the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center in Pittsburgh. SRU students, faculty and staff joined in the various traditional and modern dances as drummers kept the beat. For additional photos, click here.
SRU approves Chinese schools pact
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has signed letters of understanding with three secondary schools in China to provide the framework for educational and cultural exchange. SRU will recruit graduates from the schools, and China will send 20 English teachers to SRU in 2011 for a workshop focusing on English teaching methods.
Susan Hannam, SRU dean of the College of Health, Environment and Science, traveled to China Oct. 8-15 to deliver the letters of understanding to Jinling and Hongda senior high schools and Haining No. 1 Middle School. (Read More)Student researcher examines
natural gas drilling impact
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - There is big money and big controversy in drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania and other states. Lisa Andresky, a Slippery Rock University environmental science major from Beaver, has been researching the potential environmental impact by participating in a National Science Foundation-funded research project.
Andresky has been examining the chemical content of the Marcellus shale, a massive rock formation and large source of natural gas that stretches from New York to West Virginia. (Read More)SRU joins President's Alliance
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Slippery Rock University has been elected a founding member of the Presidents' Alliance, a 70-member organization working to improve student learning on U.S. campuses.
The alliance is a national initiative that represents all sectors of higher education: four-year, two-year, public and private institutions. (Read More)