Search for Vice President of Student Affairs includes late nights for candidates, reflective of student life

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under News

Late nights are not out of the ordinary for students at Slippery Rock University, and according to Robert Watson, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, anyone holding his position can expect nothing less. That’s why for the first time, candidates interviewing to be the Vice President for Student... Read more »

Miller shutdown relocates departments

Miller shutdown relocates departments

Rachel Konieczny, Rocket Contributor
April 17, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

The $24.6 million construction plan for the Performing Arts Center, replacing Miller Auditorium, was reassessed and under review by the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees. Due to a decline in enrollment and Commonwealth funding, the university is re-examining all campus expenditures, according... Read more »

Public Speaking as online course deemed ‘flawed’

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
April 17, 2014
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Slippery Rock University's increased use of online courses has sparked debate from members of the university. SRU Communication professor Dr. James Laux explained that he thinks distance education can work for certain classes, but not others. “I think there are subject matter which is well-suited... Read more »

Office 365 transition offers new features

Rachel Konieczny, Rocket Contributor
April 17, 2014
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Slippery Rock University is undergoing a big change in e-mail operating systems with the transition to Microsoft Office 365 that began on April 1.  Dr. John Ziegler, Associate Provost of Information and Administrative Technology Services (IATS) and Henry Magusiak, Director of Enterprise Applications... Read more »

Police Blotter 04-18-2014

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under News

Campus April 13- A fight involving members of the basketball team was reported at the Abersold Recreation Center. An assistant coach escorted the individuals outside and is handling the incident.  No other action was taken by the police department. April 13 – Police observed Slippery Rock University... Read more »

SGA voting accidents affect election results, despite problems voter turnout at record highs

SGA voting accidents affect election results, despite problems voter turnout at record highs

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
April 10, 2014
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Multiple students were unable to run in this year's Student Government Association election due to insufficient signatures collected to be recognized as a candidate. Students wishing to be recognized must obtain a certain number of signatures depending on where they live. For Residence Hall candidates... Read more »

Faculty respond to bill allowing SRU to leave PASSHE

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
April 10, 2014
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With Pa. Senate Bill 1275 in discussion, Slippery Rock University faculty share insight on how the bill could affect the university. The bill would allow Pa State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities to separate from the state system and become state-related institutions if they are able... Read more »

Board of Directors proposed for SGA

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
April 10, 2014
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The Student Government Association (SGA) immediately tabled constitutional changes regarding an external Board of Directors Monday night during the general senate meeting. “What we’re trying to do is create an over arching umbrella Board of Directors above the SGA which would consist of students,... Read more »

Police Blotter – 4/11/2014

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
April 10, 2014
Filed under News

Borough March 3 - Taylor Alford of Washington, Pa. was cited for disorderly house after being stopped on Midway Alley for a one-way violation. March 3 - A resident of Fairview Drive reported her cell phone was stolen from her apartment. March 3 - Christopher Lee of Memphis, Tenn. was cited for... Read more »

Computer science class develops cyber security fair

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
April 9, 2014
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“What do you know about encryption, backing up your data, or staying safe online?” Dr. Stephen Larson, professor of Computer Science, asked when explaining the cyber security fair, being hosted by the Computer Science Department Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Robert M. Smith Student... Read more »