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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:


SRU winter session enrollment grows

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)

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Calendar Events


Today
Championship Send-off for
SRU Football
11:45 a.m., Mihalik-Thompson Stadium

PASSHE Undergraduate
Research in STEM Conference
Noon to 7 p.m., Smith Student Center

Theatre Major Auditions
3 p.m., University Union

SGA Movie: "Kick Ass 2"
4 and 8 p.m., Smith Student Center

SRU volleyball hosts IUP
7 p.m., Morrow Field House

SRU Theatre: "Richard III"
7:30 p.m., University Union

Saturday
PASSHE Undergraduate
Research in STEM Conference
8 a.m. to noon, Smith Student Center

SRU football in PSAC Championship
12:30 p.m., at Bloomsburg
7:30 a.m., buses leave Smith Student Center

SRU men's soccer hosts Millersville
NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
1 p.m. Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

SRU volleyball hosts Clarion
2 p.m., Morrow Field House

SGA Movie: "Kick Ass 2"
8 p.m., Smith Student Center

Sunday
SRU's women's soccer hosts
either Edinboro or Shippensburg
NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament
2 p.m., Mihalik-Thompson Stadium

SRU Saxophone Quartets
2 p.m., Swope

SRU Theatre: "Richard III"
2 and 7:30 p.m., University Union

SGA Movie: "Kick Ass 2"
8 p.m., Smith Student Center

Monday
Annual Student Art Sale
Noon to 5 p.m., Martha Gault Gallery

SRU Theatre: "Richard III"
7:30 p.m., University Union

Stephen Biko and Black Consciousness
SRU History Series on Racial Justice
7:30 p.m., 111 Sports World Culture

Tuesday
Native American Celebration Day
9:30 a.m., Smith Student Center

Annual Student Art Sale
runs through Nov. 22
Noon to 5 p.m., Martha Gault Gallery

Poetry/Prose Reading
4 p.m., Alumni House

Middle East Studies Center Film Night:
"Paradise Now"
6 p.m., ATS Auditorium

SRU Theatre: "Richard III"
7:30 p.m., University Union

SRU Brass Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., Swope Recital Hall

Wednesday
SRU Theatre: "Richard III"
7:30 p.m., University Union

"Searching for Sugarman:
Cultural Oppression and Apartheid"
7:30 p.m., 111 Spotts

Academy Chamber Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Swope

SRU men's basketball hosts Clarion
8 p.m., Morrow Field House

Thursday
CSIL hosts Compass Level 3 Summit
5 p.m., 319 Smith Student Center

Political Science Alumni Series
6 p.m., 142 ATS

SRU Theatre: "Richard III"
7:30 p.m., University Union

SLAB Bailey Vox
7:30 p.m., Spotts

Slam Poetry Performance
8 p.m., 321 Smith Student Center

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