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 June 2004 Archive 



SRU's Growing Honors Program Gets New Director

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Honors Program has grown seven-fold. It now offers optional honors housing, 30 scholarships a year, independent study options that one student used to write a children's book, job networking, as well as travel opportunities to Italy, England, Costa Rica and Ireland.

Allied Health Professor Named to Head SRU Gerontology Program

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Pittsburgh resident Dr. Adelle Williams, a tireless advocate for older adults who has worked in private practice and academia for more than 20 years, has been named coordinator of the Gerontology Program at Slippery Rock University.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: SRU Council of Trustees to Meet

A quick reminder: The Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees will hold its regular quarterly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday [June 11] in the third-floor Conference Room of Old Main. The session will include President Robert Smith's first report to council as president.

SRU to Host Camp for Children with Visual Impairments

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Children with visual impairments or blindness from across the region come to Slippery Rock University June 16-19 for Camp SportsVision, an event that increases their comfort level in competing in sports and expands their awareness of regional recreational opportunities.

Slippery Rock Farmers Market Sells Locally Grown Produce on Saturdays

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -The Slippery Rock Farmers Market, organized by SRU graduate students, is open for the 2004 season. Locally produced vegetables, eggs, meat, herbs, breads and honey will be sold 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the Java Rock Caf� parking lot on Franklin Street.

SRU Trustees Review New President's Goals as Dr. Robert Smith Takes Helm

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's council of trustees today welcomed Dr. Robert M. Smith as the university's 15th president at their regular quarterly meeting, with council chair Dr. Robert Marcus saying, "We have enjoyed a productive 17 months during your leadership as interim president, and we certainly look forward to working together with you on future projects at The Rock."

SRU Alumni Association to See 130 Alumni on Campus for Weekend Events

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 130 Slippery Rock University graduates begin arriving on campus Friday [June 18] to participate in the annual Alumni Weekend sponsored by the SRU Alumni Association which year is spotlighting the reunion classes of 1954, celebrating its 50th anniversary, and 1979, marking its 25th year.

New Web Site to Help Nursing Students Improve Writing Skills

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A new Web site that provides access to a chatroom, reference l ibrary and tutors at a writing center is the latest tech-savvy tool for students in the collaborative Clarion/Edinboro/Slippery Rock Universities Master of Science in Nursing Program. The resources of this innovative program are also available to students enrolled in Slippery Rock University's Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

President Smith Honors 29 for Dedicated Service

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Twenty-nine members of the Slippery Rock University staff were honored recently for their outstanding service and dedication to the university by newly named President Robert Smith.

Grove City County Market Owners Endow Scholarship at SRU

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dave and Vicki Knopp, owners of the Grove City County Market, a community-oriented grocery, have endowed the Grove City County Market Scholarship with a gift of $25,000 as part of The Campaign for Slippery Rock University. It is the second scholarship established by the couple to help area students attend SRU.

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: SRU to Host Camp SportsVision for Visually Impaired

Slippery Rock University's status as a national hub for helping people with disabilities enters the spotlight Thursday and Friday [June 17-18] when 34 children with visual impairments or blindness -- from Pittsburgh, Erie, West Virginia, Toledo, Ohio and Philadelphia - participate in Camp SportsVision. Children ages 8 to 18 will try their hand at taekwondo, dancing, rock climbing and a special sport called goalball, which uses a ball with a bell.

10 Faculty Receive Travel Grants to Present Research Around the World

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Ten Slippery Rock University faculty have been awarded Presidential International Professional Development Grants by SRU President Robert Smith to use in presenting academic papers and reports in their areas of expertise at educational conferences around the world.

SRU Student Newspaper Names Editorial Board

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rocket, the multi-award-winning weekly student newspaper at Slippery Rock University, has selected Kim Dishler, a communication major from Rochester as editor-in-chief for the coming academic year.

30 Doctor of PT Students to Present Research Tuesday

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Fitness for children with cerebral palsy, injury prevention and the effects of exercise on college athletes are just some of the research topics at Slippery Rock University's Ninth Annual Graduate School of Physical Therapy Research Conference July 6.

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