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July 6, 2013

In brief | IUP to host program about addiction

— Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host a Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research Training Institute Summer School on Wednesday.

Two free presentations will be included.

The first, by Autism Treatment Center of America Executive Director Bryn Hogan, will deal with innovative strategies for parents of autistic children.

That will be followed by a presentation and exhibition by photojournalist Chris Arnade. Arnade’s exhibit, “Faces of Addiction: From Wall Street to Hunts Point,” will showcase addicts, prostitutes and children who are trapped by poverty, abuse and addiction.

This is the 25th year that the university has partnered with the institute to host the program.

Conemaugh Classic to tee off

The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center will host its annual Conemaugh Classic Golf Tournament on July 15 at Sunnehanna Country Club.

A shamble format shotgun start will be held at 12:30 p.m.

Lunch begins at 11 a.m., and dinner will follow the tournament.

A polo shirt will be provided to each participant. Prizes will be awarded for the top five foursomes. Additional prizes will be given for skill competitions, including a hole-in-one competition worth $10,000.

All proceeds will benefit the purchase of new critical care monitoring equipment at Memorial.

To register or make a donation, call the auxiliary office at 534-5985.

Learning Lamp offers summer sessions

The Learning Lamp is offering Summer Skills Sessions for students entering grades 1 and 2.

During the sessions, a certified teacher leads small groups of five or fewer in a review of math and reading concepts.

The material is chosen to help prepare students for the upcoming year because learning activities can often be neglected during the summer months.

According to the National Summer Learning Association, most students lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months.

Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement.

Sessions are available at a cost of $56 for a series. A series consists of four two-hour sessions over the course of two weeks.

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