ACADEMIC ASSEMBLY: Robert Smith, Slippery Rock University president, shares a lighter moment in delivering the annual Academic Assembly address in Swope Music Hall Tuesday.
President welcomes new faculty,
sets agenda for 2010-11
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Robert Smith welcomed new faculty and offered his view of the coming academic year and the future of higher education as part of the annual Academic Assembly.
The Tuesday address was delivered in Swope Music Hall. Read MoreExercise science majors research infomercial abdominal equipment
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - You've seen the ads. Get rid of that belly fat; give yourself a flat stomach; use our abdominal trainer and you too will have steel abs. Slippery Rock University exercise science majors researched the product claims of abdominal workout machines and found the vast majority of them to be bogus, like trying to achieve fitness by swallowing a pill.
Spot reduction of fat - targeting specific parts of your body for weight loss - is a myth and cannot be accomplished, said students, whose research has been presented internationally. The body loses weight evenly, their work shows. Read MorePresident's Commission on LGBTQI seeks to educate entire campus community
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Education. Education. Education - is the goal of the Slippery Rock University President's Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Intersex Issues.
The commission's first meeting of the year was Thursday. Read More