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Slippery Rock Fire Department to start live-in program

Stephen Cukovich, Rocket Contributor

February 23, 2017

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The Slippery Rock fire department is looking for volunteers to help with their night time fire and EMS calls, in exchange for housing in their fire hall, through their Live-In program. Volunteers would work in shifts from 9 p.m. ...

Data analytics graduate program ranks nationally

Adam Zook, Rocket Contributor

February 22, 2017

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The SRU data analytics graduate program was recently ranked as one of the top programs nationally by College Choice, an independent publication that helps students to find the college that best suits their interests. Christy...

SRU professor wins “Best Paper” award at Dublin symposium

Haley Potter, Rocket Contributor

February 22, 2017

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An SRU professor received an award for "Best Paper" at a symposium in Dublin, Ireland after entering his research in 2016. Stephen Larson, an associate professor of information systems, received the award at the Pre-International...

AVI to hold three cooking classes for all of SRU campus

Logan Campbell, Asst. News Editor

February 16, 2017

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AVI will put on three cooking classes that will last two hours each at Weisenfluh Dining Hall throughout the remainder of the spring semester. The cooking classes will cost $5 to attend, and will last from 6-8 p.m. The thr...

Blotter 2/16/17

Logan Campbell, Asst. News Editor

February 16, 2017

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Campus February 9- While issuing parking tickets in the Field House Staff Lot, a person started using profanity loudly at officers for receiving a parking ticket. Person was referred to student conduct. February 9- Police...

Professor and Rock Life program receive $100,000 grant

Adam Zook, Rocket Contributor

February 16, 2017

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An SRU professor received a grant for $100,000 from the Edith Trees Charitable Trust to assist and support people with intellectual disabilities. Robert Arnhold, a physical health and education professor and Rock Life, an academic...

Professor co-authors article on conservation for biology journal

Haley Potter, Rocket Contributor

February 15, 2017

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A professor of parks and recreation recently co-authored an environmental research paper that discusses struggles with the social sciences and the conservation outcomes. Rebecca Thomas, assistant professor of parks and recreation,...

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