TAKING AIM: Campers participating in the Slippery Rock University VIP Sports Camp enjoyed archery and other activities during their stay. The camp provides children with blindness or visual impairment an opportunity to experience a variety of sports. For additional photos, click here
SRU gets grant to help early childhood educators expand knowledge, retain jobs
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has received a one-year $17,158 grant to implement a portion of the new statewide "Gate Opener Project." The project is designed to improve teacher education for those already working in Keystone Stars 1, 2, 3 or 4, the PA Pre-K Counts program or the federal Head Start Program.
Diane Wolak, fiscal assistant in SRU's Office of Cooperative Activities, secured the renewable grant, and Lee Williams, professor of elementary education and early childhood, will oversee its implementation. Read MoreGovernor names SRU student trustee
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Brandon Maharaj, a Slippery Rock University exercise science major from Indiana, Pa., has been appointed to the University's Council of Trustees by Gov. Edward Rendell.
Maharaj's appointment expires June 29, 2014, or upon his undergraduate graduation from SRU. He will formally join the council at its next meeting. Read MoreSport management program
first in U.S. to earn accreditation
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University is the first of two universities in the nation to have its sport management program accredited by the newly formed Commission on Sport Management Accreditation based in Reston, Va.
"Our sport management program has always been among our most innovative and expanding programs, and to have it be among the first programs in the nation to earn accreditation speaks to its work in presenting a quality program," said Robert Smith, SRU president. Read More