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September 26-27, 2014  

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Big House Battle

Ann Arbor, MI

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Make plans to return to Slippery Rock for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Come to watch the parade, enjoy the annual SRUAA Tailgate Tent and cheer on The Rock at the various sporting events throughout the weekend. View the complete schedule and register for events here.

Distinguished Alumni Announced

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The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created in 1968 by the SRU Alumni Association to recognize alumni with outstanding professional and personal accomplishments. This year, the accomplishments of Dianne Kerr '76, Mario Moreira '84, David Morlock '87 and James Williams '75 will be recognized. The Title IX Champion Award will be presented to Kathlene Contres '77. The evening begins at the Alumni House with a reception at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 and advanced reservations are required.  For more information or to register, contact Tracy Allison at or 1-800-GET-ROCK.

Soccer Ring of Honor Induction Ceremony

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The Soccer Ring of Honor was established by soccer alumni to recognize those indiviudals who have shown outstanding contributions to the SRU soccer programs. 2014 inductees include: Leslie Ahlborn '82, Sarah Arsenault '06, Jonathan Cox '92, John Kocourek '62, Harry Joe Kress (deceased) '59, Michael Petticrew (Coach) '80 and Jeffrey Quinn '86. The social and dinner will be held on Friday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the RMS Student Center Ballroom; tickets are $35.  For more information or to register, contact Pearl Shaffer at or 1-800-GET-ROCK.

Homecoming Parade

On Saturday, September 27, gather to watch the annual Homecoming Parade at 10:00 a.m., featuring student and community floats, the Marching Pride, cheerleaders and homecoming court. The parade route begins at Giant Eagle, travels to Main Street and ends at the campus entrance on Morrow Way.  Register to participate in the parade HERE.

Alumni Association Tailgate Tent

Stop by the alumni tent, sponsored by the SRU Alumni Association, for all of your tailgating favorites! The tent, located on Scarnati Band Field across from Mihalik-Thompson Stadium, is open from 11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5th Quarter Alumni Party

After the football game, join the 5th Quarter Alumni Party at the RMS Student Center Ballroom. Enjoy entertainment, food and beverages with fellow Rock alumni and friends.  $10, advanced registration is suggested.

Class of 1964 Reunion & Golden Grad Dinner

Members of the Class of 1964 and alumni who have previously celebrated their 50th reunion are invited to the Golden Graduate Club Celebration dinner on Saturday evening at the Alumni House. The dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.  Advanced reservations are required. For more information contact Pearl Shaffer at or 1-800-GET-ROCK.

Tailgate Safely

Please remember to tailgate safely and adhere to the University's tailgating policy. Anyone found in violation will be asked to leave.

(a) Alcoholic beverages are not permitted outside of the designated tailgating area.

(b) Alcohol during tailgating events is limited to beer and wine.  CONSUMPTION FROM GLASS BEVERAGE CONTAINERS IS PROHIBITED.

(c) The following items are PROHIBTED:  Liquor and spirits, beer kegs, party balls and multi-quart containers of beer.  All drinking paraphernalia and drinking “games” of any sort are also prohibited.

For the complete SRU Tailgating Policy, please visit 


Michigan Bound

Join the SRU Alumni Association as Rock Football returns to The Big House to play PSAC rival Mercyhurst on October 18, 2014.  The Alumni Association is offering three package options to meet your needs. Whether you require transportation or plan to meet us in Ann Arbor, there is a package to suit your needs. Learn more by clicking below:

Patio Bricks

Over 100 new bricks for the Sally Jackson Lennox Patio were recently installed in preparation for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

You can leave a lasting legacy at Slippery Rock University by purchasing a brick for the patio.  The patio, which is adjacent to the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center, is a popular gathering spot for alumni and students alike.  

Named brick(s) are typically personalized by engraving a name and graduation year; however, many also choose to add personalized messages, Greek letters or student organization names.  Bricks can also be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one.  

Order bricks online

SRU Career Education Reminds Alumni about WestPACS Job Fair

The twice-a-year WestPACS Job Fair (aka Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair) will be on October 15th beginning at 10:00 AM at the Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville PA.  SRU and 43 other western Pennsylvania colleges and universities team up twice a year to produce the largest professional level job fair in the region.  The fair, as usual, will welcome around 140 top employers from the region and beyond, including recognized local brands such as UPMC, EDMC, and Mylan to national names like PNC Bank, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Prudential and many others.  Alumni from WestPACS member school are welcome to attend for free if they pre-register before October 13th.  After October 13th anyone may attend as a walk-in for a $10 fee.  This is a “business attire only” event (business-appropriate attire is screened at the door).  Guests and children may not attend the fair; only job seekers with a degree (or undergrads seeking internships) and a well-crafted resume may attend (attendees are also screened at the door to assure that they have resumes with them). The registration link for fair registration is  The SRU Career Education and Development office offers free appointments for alumni seeking assistance with their resumes.  Appointments are available by phone, Skype or in person (which is the preferred method).  The career office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  Their phone number is 724-738-2028.

Class Notes

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Follow the SRUAA on Facebook

Keep in touch with what's happening at the Alumni Association by liking our new Facebook page. Help us get to "1889" likes this year in honor of our 125th Anniversary!
Click here for the SRUAA Facebook page.

Ride with Rock Pride: SRU Specialty License Plate

Pennsylvania drivers can Ride with Rock Pride as they display the official Slippery Rock University license plate featuring the SRU logo and the words Slippery Rock University printed across the bottom of the plate. The SRU specialty plates are available for a one-time fee of $35 for members of the SRU Alumni Association and $50 for all others. A portion of this is a tax-deductible donation and helps support the Alumni Association’s yearly initiatives.

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Are You a Member of the SRU Alumni Association?

The SRUAA offers programs, services and events for our alumni that provide professional and social networking opportunities, while maintaining a link to your alma mater and fellow graduates.

Moving forward, we are excited to offer new programs – including cultural excursions, corporate events and a series of online career webinars.

As a member of the Alumni Association, you also receive:

  • 10% discount to the SGA Bookstore
  • 10% discount for rentals of the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center
  • Ride with Rock Pride - Discount on specialty SRU License Plate
  • Reduced rate for SRU Athletic events
  • Special members-only discounts with our national travel partners
  • …and more!

Be sure to visit our website to check out all of our membership benefits and upcoming events!



As an Alum of Slippery Rock University you are eligible to receive an exclusive group discount off Liberty Mutual's already competitive rates on auto and home insurance.  Alumni in the Western Pennsylvania area call Adam Ruffner at 1-800-746-5420 x 54028 all others call 1-800-835-0894 or visit to learn more.  


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