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 $1,000 Schoalrships Offered Those Joining Stop-Smoking Campaign 



Feb. 10, 2004
CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854; e-mail:

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Scholarships of $1,000 and a $300 award await the Slippery Rock University students who do the most to help other students "kick butt."

           The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering $1,000 renewable scholarships for students who join the state's “Students Working Against Tobacco” campaign for 2004-2005. Students plan several stop-smoking activities on campus during the school year.

            The department sponsors the tobacco prevention program at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities.

    SRU's College of Health, Environment and Science has also posted a $300 award for developing the best campaign logo, said SRU’s Dr. Jane Fulton, college dean and coordinator of SRU’s Students Working Against Tobacco efforts. She will enter the winning SRU campus logo into the state competition, which carries an additional $100 award.

          Scholarship applications are available at 325 Physical Therapy Building. Logos may be dropped at the same location by March 1. Telephone: 724-738-4862.

New Castle event coming up

           SRU’s chapter of Students Working Against Tobacco will participate in an overnight with New Castle High School students Feb. 20-21 at SRU’s Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center. SRU students have organized anti-smoking activities for 100 to 125 students, Fulton says. The event is called "Busted Youth Lock-in."

            "Kick Ash" will follow March 31 on the SRU campus and include several activities.

            Earlier this year SRU students participated in the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout.

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