Ireland is known among librarians as a leading country for archival practices, from preserving ancient manuscripts to digitizing records. A group from Slippery Rock University is taking a four-legged approach to intervention and research regarding anxiety and stress-related disorders in the inmate population.

Adam Katchmarchi, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, was named executive director of National Drowning Prevention Alliance, a non-profit organization created to provide the public with drowning prevention and water safety education and programs. Darin Clark, a Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in resource management, was recently promoted to land management group supervisor of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. For Barbara Billek-Sawhney, Slippery Rock University professor of physical therapy, the three-year process of becoming a Fulbright scholar was well worth the effort.

For some, the mental image conjured up by the mention of a convention is an auditorium filled with people in pencil skirts and navy-blue suits listening to one dry lecture after another. Slippery Rock University has earned 47 badges of distinction including 32 "best" designations ranging from "Best for the Money" in Pennsylvania to "Best for the Money without Aid" nationwide from College Factual, a data-driven college choice resource, in ratings released in USA Today.