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Co-Op elects three new Student-at-Large Representatives

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2012

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The Board of Cooperative Activities elected three new Student-At-Large Representatives Thursday. The new representatives are William Botzner, a computer science major, Philip Fonzi, an accounting major, and Erica Carnahan,...

Patterson Hall renovations near completion

Harmony Kasper, Rocket Contributor

October 4, 2012

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Renovations for Patterson Hall are nearing completion, and could be ready as early as next week. Herb Carlson, Assistant Vice President for Construction Design and Management, has been hard at work to complete the new additions...

Local shale fracking under question

Jason Robinson, Rocket Contributor

October 4, 2012

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A three group panel discussed environmental and operational safety of drilling for Marcellus shale natural gas Wednesday at SRU. The panelists were health and safety manager at Advanced Waste Services Sean Decristoforo, vice...

Research on fossils brings light to Earth’s history

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

October 4, 2012

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Dr. Tamera Schiappa, professor of Geology specializing in paleontology, is continuing her 20 year long research on 288 million year-old fossils. The subject of her National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research was shelled...

University celebrates new President

Erica Kurvach, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2012

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SRU inaugurated Dr. Cheryl Norton as the 16th president last Friday in the Quad. The Army ROTC and SRU Percussion Ensemble, faculty delegates, staff and student representatives marched from The Alumni House to the Quad in the...

Police Blotter

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

September 27, 2012

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Campus Sept. 20 – There was a report of a hit and run in the Boozel Staff Parking Lot. The case is under investigation. Sept. 20 – There was a campus wide power outage. It was restored later in the afternoon. Borough Sept....

SGA approves new clubs

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

September 27, 2012

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The Slippery Rock Student Government Association (SGA) approved five new clubs and organization Monday for Slippery Rock University. The new groups include Run Club, Autism Speaks U SRU, Slippery Rock University Rotary Rotaract,...

PASSHE Chancellor addresses university enrollment issues

Will DeShong, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2012

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The Pennsylvania System of Higher Education (PASSHE) schools will be improving their recruitment efforts to help combat the decline in enrollment the system has witnessed for the second straight year. PASSHE Chancellor Dr....

Professors develop new software

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

September 27, 2012

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SRU professors Dr. Jack Livingston and Dr. Julie Snow are putting their finishing touches on their $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in order to publish a program that will allow users to better understand...

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