COLOR GUARD: (from left) Slippery Rock University Army ROTC Cadets Matthew Cullen, Jacob Spangler and Tyler Ejzak, criminology, secondary education and geography majors from Mercer, Pittsburgh and Slippery Rock, raise the American flag during Monday's Veteran's Day ceremony. Click here for more photographs:
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students clearly know a good thing when they see it - and right now they are seeing SRU's winter session as a great deal.
"We have seen enrollment skyrocket in the three years we have offered the winter session program. This year, we are offering more than 100 online courses and internships in a variety of disciplines," said Eliott Baker, executive director of academic records and summer school. His office handles winter session planning and registration. (read more)Researchers monitor stream algae news
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Algae, those single or multi-cellular photosynthetic organisms frequently seen attached to aquarium walls, are talking to Slippery Rock University researchers, and the green organisms are telling them about the state of recovery in parts of Slippery Rock Creek.
Dean DeNicola, an SRU biology professor and his student researchers, are primarily examining benthic algae, the kind that grows on rocks on the bottom of streams. The streams in their research are in the headwaters of nearby Slippery Rock Creek, and they are contaminated by water coming out of abandoned mines frequently called "acid mine drainage or AMD." (read more)Food drives help local pantries meet need
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Regional residents receiving food stamps had their benefits cut Nov. 1 and local food banks, which receive thousands of pounds of donated food from Slippery Rock University faculty, staff and students food drives, are already experiencing additional demand.
"It seems there is always a food drive going on at the University," said Laurel Dagnon, director of programming for SRU's Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. "CSIL is really only in charge of a few of them, but the University Program Board, certain campus fraternities and other classes and organizations also conduct food drives to benefit local banks throughout the year." (read more)