New rockmail still under support phase

Haley Barnes, Rocket Contributor
December 5, 2013
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Slippery Rock students have had mixed emotions about the new Rockmail system that updated during the summer. Henry Magusiak, enterprise applications director of the university’s IATS, said the Rockmail system was updated because the old system was outdated in regards to email platforms. He said... Read more »

Board of Cooperative Activities approves stipend commission review committee

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
December 5, 2013
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The Board of Cooperative Activities (Co-Op) approved a committee to work with AVI on the 2014-2015 vending commission as a base for the stipend commission. Last year, the stipend budget was made up of the vending contract guarantee, along with an additional $10,000 allocation and a $20,400 allocation... Read more »

SGA creates committee to respond to community members’ passings

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 29, 2013
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The Slippery Rock Student Government Association (SGA) voted to approve the creation of a committee to determine what action it will take and what is most appropriate when a member of the community is lost. The committee was approved during the regular senate meeting Monday evening and will be chaired... Read more »

Sheetz expands at new location

Sheetz expands at new location

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
November 22, 2013
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The new Sheetz officially opened its doors to the public at Thursday at 7 a.m., the same day that the old Sheetz closed. Junior psychology and philosophy major Christie Gribschaw was one of the people who was in attendance of the grand opening of the new store. According to Gribschaw, about 30 people... Read more »

Slippery Rock landlord’s death splits town, borough council

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
November 22, 2013
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The recent death of a Slippery Rock landlord has left the community shocked and divided. Frank Monteleone Jr. shot and killed himself next to the back entrance of the Slippery Rock borough building Saturday night. Bonnie Davis, his girlfriend of 17 years, said that his death was completely unexpected... Read more »

Transgender bathroom policies addressed in California and SRU

Transgender bathroom policies addressed in California and SRU

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 22, 2013
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The state of California passed what some are referring to as the “transgender bathroom bill” this year. Ca. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1266, The School Success and Opportunity Act, in Aug., setting it to take effect as law in Jan. “Many people don't think about what it would be like... Read more »

Police Blotter

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 22, 2013
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Borough Nov. 14 - Shane Eichenlaub and Kolby Ripper were cited for open container violations along Grove City Road. Nov. 16 - Kyle Dalrymple was arrested for public drunkenness after being seen highly intoxicated and falling over along West Cooper Street. Nov. 16 - Samantha Casto and Zachary... Read more »

Replacement bridge for Spotts’ total cost estimated at $150,000

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 22, 2013
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Initial costs have been determined in building a replacement for the bridge at Spotts which was closed after being declared unsafe by engineers last week. Herb Carlson, SRU Assistant Vice President for Construction Design and Management, stated the cost as about $150,000. However, the bridge could... Read more »

Obituary: Frank Monteleone Jr.


November 19, 2013
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Frank Natale Monteleone, Jr., 52, of Slippery Rock, PA, Slippery Rock Township, Butler County passed away in Slippery Rock Borough, Butler County,  on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He was born in Grove City, PA, Mercer County, on June 21, 1961 to Frank Natale Monteleone, Sr. and Frieda Ann Pink Monteleone.... Read more »

Slippery Rock landlord found dead next to Borough Building

Slippery Rock landlord found dead next to Borough Building

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
November 18, 2013
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Slippery Rock landlord Frank Monteleone Jr. allegedly shot and killed himself Saturday night. SRU professor and Slippery Rock borough council member, Dr. Itzi Meztli, stated that at 7:30 p.m. Saturday he was told by another borough council member that Monteleone was found dead outside the rear entrance... Read more »