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Interview process starts for new student transitions position

Adam Zook, Rocket Contributor

April 13, 2017

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On-campus, interviews started this week for the newly created position of Assistant Director of Student Transitions, after narrowing the process of applicants over the last month. Corrine Gibson, director of the office for...

SRU to host psychology conference featuring student research

Haley Potter, Rocket Contributor

April 13, 2017

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On Saturday April 15, Slippery Rock University will host the 45th Annual Western Pennsylvania undergraduate psychology conference, which has been taking place since 1973. SRU last hosted the conference in 2010. Psychology...

Five PASSHE schools post notices of possible retrenchment

Daniel DiFabio, News Editor

April 13, 2017

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Per the faculty and university contract, five schools in the state system have submitted letters of intent for retrenchment. The universities that have submitted the letters are California, Cheyney, Clarion, Edinboro and Mansfield. According...

Blotter 4/6/17

Logan Campbell, Asst. News Editor

April 7, 2017

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Campus March 31- Police were called for a vehicle accident along Stadium Drive. One driver was cited for a failure to stop at a posted stop sign. March 31- Police were called for a person who fell in the University Union....

GET app lets students add flex and track meal swipes

Haley Potter, Rocket Contributor

April 6, 2017

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SRU students can now download the GET app, which helps students manage their on-campus flex funds and locate places to eat. The app was created by the university along with enterprise applications. AVI’s resident director,...

SGA president selected to serve on Board of Governors

Adam Zook, Rocket Contributor

April 6, 2017

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SGA President Logan Steigerwalt attended the April 5th Board of Governors meeting, being selected as one of three students in the state system to serve on the board Steigerwalt said he applied for the position, which is offered...

SGA approves 2017-2018 student activity fee budget and new initiatives

Logan Campbell, Asst. News Editor

April 6, 2017

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The Slippery Rock Student Government Association held a formal meeting Monday night and approved the 2017-2018 student activity fee budget, as well as awarded eight new initiative requests. Brian Welsh, VP of financial affairs,...

SRU/SGA Preschool and Child Care Center receives CCAMPIS grant

Logan Campbell, Asst. News Editor

April 4, 2017

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The Slippery Rock University Preschool and Child Care center has been awarded $14,000 to help SRU students and faculty with child care services. The Child Care Access Means Parents Success (CCAMPIS) grant has been awarded to...

Sport management banquet will celebrate program’s 40th anniversary

Daniel DiFabio, News Editor

April 2, 2017

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The sport management department will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday with their annual student-run banquet. Catriona Higgs, sport management professor and chair of the department, said the program started in 1977...

Your VOICE and SRYOU run for 2017-18 SGA positions

Daniel DiFabio and Logan Campbell

March 30, 2017

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The two parties running for next year's SGA executive board started talking with students on campus this week before the voting process begins next week. Rachel Lawler, junior exercise science major, current SGA parliamentarian...

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