Save the date! The Macoskey Center will be hosting a Community Café on Wednesday, December 6 from 6-8PM. Join the creative conversation to help determine the future direction of sustainability in Slippery Rock. RSVPs are encouraged.
Slippery Rock University's historic Old Stone House will host a "Spooky Stories" event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on October. 28.
The event will offer interactive story telling by Mary Morgan Smith, an acclaimed storyteller and producer of Pittsburgh's annual Three Rivers Storytelling Festival. In addition, there will be a performance by the Miracle Elixir Side Show, a Victorian-themed entertainment troupe that performs magic and interactive amusements.
SRU theater students will perform a dramatic reading of works by Edgar Allan Poe, and the Jennings Environmental Center will provide an exhibit about bats, exploring the myths and facts about the creatures.
"Storytelling is probably the original form of entertainment, something our early ancestors invented to pass the time," said Aaron Cowan, associate professor of history and curator of the Old Stone House. "This event continues that tradition, and provides lots of fun and engaging activities for the whole family."
The event will also feature free face painting, an apple cider press demonstration, candle dipping and sugar cookie decorating.
Admission is $8 per person, children 4 and under are free.
The Old Stone House, which is owned and operated by SRU, is located at the intersection of routes 8, 258 and 173, just south of Slippery Rock. For more information, call 724.738.4964.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Socrates Café last night, where students and community members explored the big question: What is happiness?
SRU's third annual Live Like A Stoic Week is underway!
Stoic philosophy, developed by the ancient Greeks, ponders questions about life and how people should treat others, while ridding oneself of emotions in order to prevent suffering. This year's theme is "Stoicism at Work." As part of the event students, faculty, staff and members of the community read and work through Stoic texts in thinking about how to better overcome the personal and professional obstacles that may arise in the work and educational environments.
Participants have been meeting at 6AM every morning in the Slippery Rock Ski Lodge. Despite the early bird time, attendance is the highest it's ever been!
If you want to participate, there's still time! Contact Andrew Winters at email@example.com.
Ever wonder what is happiness? The SRU Philosophy Club and CPH invite you to the Socrates Cafe at North Country Brewing Company next Monday, October 23 at 7PM.
Students and the public will discuss the nature of happiness and what it takes to live a good life.
ALL are welcome to participate. 😀
Thank you to everyone who attended our Impressions In Red: International Fiber Art Exhibition at the Old Stone House on October 1 and October 7.
We received some great feedback about the show, which is part of the October National Arts & Humanities Month.
If you haven't seen the exhibition yet, there's still one more showing on October 14 from 1-4PM. It's free to attend, with a $2 suggested donation to the Old Stone House.
Don't forget to check out all of our other October events here.
Do you have boxes of books in your basement?
Is there a particular book that you love and want to share?
Donate your books to our Little Free Library located in front of North Country Brewing Company. We accept ongoing donations.
Large donations can be dropped off at the Slippery Rock Community Library. Just look for the labeled box inside.
October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) – a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:
FOCUSING on the arts at local, state, and national levels;
ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts;
ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
We have a TON of exciting events planned this October to celebrate National Arts & Humanities month. Check out what's happening on campus and in our community!
Want to hold a community event in collaboration with the Center for Public Humanities? Let us know!