November 30,2007


The campaign to see SRU football coach George Mihalik named "The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year" continues. Mihalik, now one of the seven semifinalists, has served 20 seasons as SRU's head football coach and has compiled an impressive 136-79-4 record. The field will be narrowed to five finalists Dec. 5. Help bring "Coach of the Year" honors to Mihalik and SRU. To vote, visit:
SRU Alumni Association Board of Director Nominations Sought

The alumni association is currently accepting nomination for alumni to serve on the board of directors. All members of the Alumni Association are encouraged to nominate alumni to serve. There are five (5) vacancies on the board in 2008. To nominate someone, simply let the alumni office know the name and contact information of the alumnus you wish to nominate at or 1-800-GET-ROCK. Any alumni member, who has paid annual dues or is a life member, may nominate another alumnus/a in good standing for a directorship. The nominee must be a current member of the Alumni Association.
Nominations Sought for 2008 Alumni Awards

Nominations are being sought for a number of annual alumni awards including: Distinguished Alumni Award: Given out yearly to the alumnus who graduated 20 years or more (1988+) from Slippery Rock University. Young Alumni Awards: Given out to one alumnus from each of the four Colleges who graduated 20 years or before (1988 of before) from Slippery Rock University. Distinguished International Alumni Award: Given out every two years to a former international student who graduated from Slippery Rock University. All names must be submitted to Michael Saraka, Director of Alumni Relations, by e-mail at, by phone at 724.738.2018 or by mail at 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA 16057, by December 31, 2007.
Pittsburgh Pops Alumni Event

An annual tradition, Slippery Rock University at the Pittsburgh Pops! Join us for a glorious afternoon of music at Heinz Hall and a private reception afterwards with Marvin Hamlisch. The event takes place on Sunday, February 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m., at Heinz Hall. For more information, go to
SRU Night with the Orlando Magic

Join fellow ROCK alumni in the Orlando area for an evening of fun and professional basketball as the Orlando Magic take on the Indiana Pacers. Prices range from $20 - $40. Deadline to register is March 1, 2008. The game and pre-game reception will be held at the Orlando Arena on March 15, 2008, pre-game reception at 5:30 p.m., tipoff at 7 p.m. To register, contact Jack Lensky, '91, Senior Season Ticket Account Executive, Orlando Magic, at 407-916-2949 or e-mail For additional information, go to
The Wedding Singer

The movie has now been turned into a new musical. Join fellow alumni as we ROCK the eighties in Pittsburgh and have a rocking good time. The play takes place on April 13, 2008, at the Benedum Theater, at 1 p.m. For more information, go to or contact the alumni office at 1-800-GET-ROCK or
The President's Scholarship Gala

Join us for this semi-annual black tie event. The theme for the gala is "Swing Time at the Rock." The event will be held at the Marriott at Cranberry Woods on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. Special rates for SRU alumni staying overnight. For more information, go to or call 724-738-2187
Raleigh-Durham (N.C.) Alumni Reception

Join fellow alumni living in the Raleigh Durham area as we welcome our newest group of student teachers completing their student teaching in area school districts. Alumni from all majors are welcome. Only $15 per person. The event will be held at the Sunset Grille, on July 10, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. To register, go to or call 1-800-GET-ROCK. You must pre-register to this event!
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