CAPS AND GOWN: (from left) Susan Hannam, dean of the College of Health, Environment and Science, smiles as Frank Barnes and his seeing eye dog Samuel participate in Saturday's commencement. Barnes, who lost his sight in 2008, received a degree in social work. Samuel was fitted with his own cap. For more commencement photos, click here:
SRU action research team
examines equity gap
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has named an 11-member equity action research team as part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's joint program with the Center for Urban Education working toward decreasing the equity gap.
William Williams, provost and vice president for academic affairs, named the team. (read more)
residence hall energy dashboards
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - When Slippery Rock University students return to residence halls A-F in August, it will be easier for them to learn about energy conservation. The University has received a $15,000 grant from the West Penn Power Sustainability Fund to purchase six energy dashboard touch screens that track energy consumption and provide energy conservation education.
The 32-inch touch screens will be installed over summer in the main lobbies of the buildings, said Scott Albert, SRU director of facilities and planning. (read more)
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The theatre is closed, but the shows will go on. Slippery Rock University's Performing Arts Series is moving from Miller Auditorium to the University Union for the 2012-13 season while the building under goes major renovations.
"We've selected shows that are especially well-suited to the Multi-Purpose Room while Miller undergoes renovations that will give us an even greater venue in the future," said Deborah Baker, director of special events. "We think our audience will again be pleased by this year's series that will offer season subscribers three shows and the opportunity to select one of our special 'cafe-style' seating shows. We have also arranged to offer specially priced tickets to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's production of "Cinderella" and the Heinz History Center for a special ticket-and-transportation excursion." (read more)