The Rocket

Daniel DiFabio
Last year I had the great experience of serving as The Rocket’s News Editor, a position I’m very thankful to continue this year. While initially I had concerns about struggling with the job (and struggle I did) I think it’s okay to say that the year went well overall. This year is bound to have its own highs and lows, but thankfully this year’s staff has many different talented people and I know together we’ll be able to make our special print editions and our website the best it can be, and improve on it weekly. Covering the news around SRU has given me a lot of experiences, and I look forward to learning more about the people and places and sharing it with readers of The Rocket for the 2017-18 school year.

Daniel DiFabio, News Editor

Jun 25, 2018
Josh Peck talks marriage, child stardom and vlogging at SRU (Story)
May 03, 2018
News Editor burns ALL THE BRIDGES (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Former Unity College President Emeritus speaks at SRU (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Shuttle routes, student health discussed with off-campus housing (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Emergency drill simulates active shooter scenario on campus (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Committee works on updating liberal studies program (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Campus drill and new initiatives help to prepare SRU for emergency situations (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
Behre outlines his goals during meet and greet (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Behre and Hanley final two candidates for SRU president (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Hawai’i Pacific University provost up for SRU presidential position (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Health services to host safe sex, healthy relationship events (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
18 cases of influenza reported by health center (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
‘Pennsylvania Promise’ hopes to lower tuition costs for students (Story)
Jan 27, 2018
Presidential search committee narrows candidate pool down to 10 (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Way reflects on first semester as interim president (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
How SRU combats winter weather (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
APSCUF vote in favor of contract with PASSHE (Story)
Dec 02, 2017
University updates non-discrimination policy (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Submissions for open search committee spot due Dec. 1 (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
Council of Trustees approves new members to presidential search committee (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Search committee hopes to have new chancellor selected by next summer (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
Campus community hopes to include sexual orientation in university policy statements (Story)
Nov 04, 2017
State system introduces showcase for faculty members (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
New programs and systems aim to overcome student mental health issues (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Blotter 10/26/17 (Story)
Oct 21, 2017
Campus Recreation sponsors 32nd annual Healthfest (Story)
Oct 21, 2017
Tentative contract reached by APSCUF and PASSHE (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
SRU to host off-campus housing fair, continue meeting with complexes and owners (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Rocket alumni share experiences and memories (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Four letters of retrenchment withdrawn, Cheyney’s notice still remains (Story)
Sep 30, 2017
SRU’s vice president for finance in the running as presidential candidate (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Bluefield State College’s president visits SRU for interviews (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Despite horrific premise, ‘It’ knows when to clown around (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Off-campus apartments, students help donate clothes to Texas (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Search committee members describe what qualities they want in new president (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Little free library brings book to SRU and local community (Story)
Sep 09, 2017
Way outlines university’s path under his interim presidency (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Clarion president selected as interim chancellor (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Interim president Way details plan for university (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Kiester Road construction to continue through September (Story)
May 04, 2017
Norton reflects on time spent as SRU president (Story)
May 04, 2017
Two SRU students arrested in national online fraud operation (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
SRU APSCUF holds thank you rally, forms student group (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Town hall gets campus involved with presidential search (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Five PASSHE schools post notices of possible retrenchment (Story)
Apr 02, 2017
Sport management banquet will celebrate program’s 40th anniversary (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Your VOICE and SRYOU run for 2017-18 SGA positions (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
SRU Council of Trustees select members for Presidential Search Committee, aim to have new president by January 2018 (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
PASSHE meets with NCHEMS in Harrisburg to discuss planned state system review (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Associate provost for student success meets with off-campus housing to help students (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Black Action Society celebrates 45 years at SRU, hosts events for Black History Month (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Margie Byrd-Walker reflects on time as first black SRU student (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
SGA approves two new clubs, details upcoming election and events (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Health center helps students practice safe sex, provides educational outreach programs (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
SRU President reflects on state of university amidst state system financial crisis (Story)
Feb 04, 2017
Cable show brings viewers to PASSHE universities, discusses campus issues and programs (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
State funding and enrollment declines create challenges for universities in the Pennsylvania State System (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Search for new university president in early stages, developing search committee (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
President Norton announces retirement during council of trustees meeting (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
International students discuss the holidays and traditions they celebrate from around the world (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
Panel discusses the different issues, perspectives about the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando (Story)
Nov 23, 2016
SGA discusses results of student life survey, provides funding for new van (Story)
Nov 20, 2016
Professor discusses origins of Stoicism, uses in modern day life (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Organizations educate students on effects of tobacco products during Great American Smokeout (Media)
Nov 11, 2016
Disability issues commission brings all-terrain wheelchair to campus (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
APSCUF members host rally to say thank you to students (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
SGA advocates for lighting on Harmony Road after lack of progress (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Strike ends as PASSHE and APSCUF reach tentative contract agreement (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Faculty members begin strike after not reaching a tentative contract (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
APSCUF streams via Facebook Live after PASSHE leaves negotiating table (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
APSCUF members hold rally to discuss strike and deliver petition to President’s office (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
Board of Student Government Presidents holds press conference regarding possible faculty strike (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
APSCUF members move local office to off campus location (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
APSCUF president visits campus to update faculty on contract discussions (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
NextGen Climate founder discusses election and global climate (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Students rally for a signed contract between APSCUF and state system (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
APSCUF president holds press conference for student journalists (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
APSCUF members picket in Harrisburg over contract negotiations (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
PASSHE chancellor answers student questions and concerns (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
Harrisville building officially dedicated (Story)
Sep 23, 2016
APSCUF President announces Oct. 19 strike date (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
APSCUF announces tentative strike date as negotiation continues (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
Burgers & Ballots brings voting registration to campus (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
Faculty members of APSCUF authorize strike, no date set (Story)
Sep 10, 2016
University address looks toward future and inclusive community (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
SRU listed as a “Cool School” (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
SRU students work to create new NPHC Greek council (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
APSCUF members answer student concerns over possibility of strike (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
SGA approves new clubs and funding (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
Contract dispute continues as strike possibility grows (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
Construction concludes on 39 facility projects (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
New programs offered to attract and retain students (Story)
Jul 07, 2016
Water main break closes Smith Student Center (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
Process starts to hire associate provost for student success (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
Financing provided for four projects on campus (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
‘HotLips’ creator wins $5,000 prize (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
College Republicans club hosts House member’s lecture (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
SRU competes in electricity reduction contest (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
SRU joins campaign to end sexual assualt (Story)
Mar 23, 2016
SRU freezes six fees for 2016-17 school year (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
New financial aid deadline allows students to apply for aid earlier (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Belly rewards students with points for dining with AVI (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
Women’s Center connects students with resources, provides programming (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Newly-launched virtual tour showcases SRU campus (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Health center offers database for students to communicate with nurses, obtain documents (Story)
Dec 03, 2015
Professor works with students and physics department to begin painted sails project (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
New fire systems enhance campus safety (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Professor creates first ‘Stoic Week’ (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
Heritage or hate? Panelists discuss the meaning of the Confederate flag (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Health Center provides free flu shots (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
Planetarium offers unique, weekly shows (Story)
Aug 27, 2015
Degree options expand through new programs offered at SRU (Story)
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