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 June 2007 Archive 



Slippery Rock University seeks volunteers, campers for Camp Shriver programs

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is seeking campers and volunteers to help run its two Camp Shriver programs, named for Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Each free, one-week camp offers children with mental retardation and children without disabilities the opportunity to develop their skills in basketball, bocce, kickball and swimming.

Slippery Rock student's Florida cycling trip ends with success

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Cyclist Brian McCandless, a Slippery Rock University sophomore, pedaled up the final hill of his 2,000-mile bicycle trip to Florida and back Sunday, raised his fists in the air and let out a whoop. "Amazing," he said.

SRU College of Education hosts two-day national conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's College of Education will host a two-day National Student Supervision Conference June 15-16. Zacharie Clements, author of two successful reading series and a former University of Vermont professor, will deliver the keynote address. Bernie Hoffman, chief consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Education on risk issues, is the featured speaker.

Heart recipient thanks police, University for intervention

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Thank you for looking and for finding me and for all my gifts," heart transplant recipient John-Paul May, 10, said in a thank you card he recently presented to Slippery Rock University Police Officer Tyler Gray and Pennsylvania State Police for their heroics.�

Vision problems won't sideline SRU campers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Forty-eight children with blindness or visual disabilities will get to try their hand at golf and canoeing, two new sports added to the line up at Slippery Rock University's VIP Sports Camp June 19-23. The program also gives children from western Pennsylvania and Ohio the opportunity to swim, ride a horse, rock climb and try Taekwondo.

President tells Trustees: SRU's goals lead to 'bragging rights'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- "Slippery Rock University's goals of enhancing the value of an SRU degree by providing students with unique applied learning opportunities, and serving as outstanding stewards of its financial assets are paying off in unexpected ways," Robert Smith, SRU president, told the Council of Trustees at today's quarterly meeting.

SRU volunteers lend hand at U.S. Open Golf Tournament

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� The recent U.S. Open Golf Championship Golf Tournament at nearby Oakmont County Club came off without a flaw - and three Slippery Rock University sport management majors along with faculty, staff and retirees were part of the behind-the-scenes operation. Argentina's Angel Cabrera took top honors with a 285 score in the four-day tournament that ended Sunday. Cabrera bested Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk, as the only participants to finish below par.

Governor nominates Lee Williams to state board of education

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -� Interest in statewide education policy has garnered A. Lee Williams, professor of elementary and early childhood education at Slippery Rock University, a nomination by Gov. Edward Rendell to serve on the Pennsylvania Board of Education.

SRU 2007-08 Performing Arts Series features nationally known artists

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Come! See the death-defying moves of Chinese acrobats and hear the "Stradivarius voice" of Maureen McGovern. Enjoy a Tony Award winning musical and performances by a renowned dance company during the 2007-2008 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

SRU spring semester 2007 dean's and graduate lists

State Police name SRU graduate 'Trooper of the Year'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Cpl. Scott Patterson, a 1980 Slippery Rock University graduate now living in Fredonia, was named Pennsylvania State Police "Trooper of the Year" at recent ceremonies at the State Police Academy in Hershey.

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