CHANCELLOR VISIT: John Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, spoke to more than 200 Slippery Rock University faculty and staff during a Thursday open forum in the Physical Therapy Building. Cavanaugh covered a variety of topics about the future of education and answered questions.
Dailey gets e-mail to aid European Union
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Become an expert and the world will beat a path to your door is proving true for Slippery Rock University's David Dailey, professor of computer science and a recognized leader in SVG - scalable vector graphics - the new rage in computer-generated graphics.
Dailey, who recently led a contingent of fellow faculty and SRU students to the Microsoft and Google-sponsored SVG Open in Paris, France, is now helping computer experts throughout the European Union and other nations learn more about the expanding world of SVG. (Read More)Student researchers stimulate senses
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The "Sensory Room" at the Nelson Therapeutic Activity Center in Monroeville is abuzz with new potential. Slippery Rock University therapeutic recreation majors recently helped the treatment facility implement the room, which provides health-related leisure services for individuals with intellectual disabilities, especially autism.
Students also researched the room's effectiveness. Students said their research showed the sensory room could improve clients' quality of life, increase relaxation and boost coordination. The room uses sensory objects for treatment such as textured balls, a recliner with massager, music, lights, a bubble machine and reflective wall pictures. (Read More)SRU's Tsuquiashi-Daddesio wins
Minority Achievement Award
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, Slippery Rock University dean of the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, will be recognized tonight with a Minority Achievement Award at the 35th Annual Minority Achiever's reception sponsored by Minority Opinion/Talk Magazine.
"This award was surprising and extremely satisfying to me because it is a testimony not only to my accomplishments but also those of this institution that has supported me, thus making it possible for me to be recognize," she said. (Read More)