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by Terry Fritzmann

The Campus Council of the IPRS Student Branch has recently honored the requests of three educational institutions to become officially recognized members. The three are: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, College of St. Francis in Joliet and Triton Jr. College in River Grove. SIU-E and St. Francis both have just established curricula in recreation and parks and have requested the help of Student Branch member institutions in curriculum development. Triton has a well-established department which has renewed its interest in Student Branch. Congratulations and good luck to all three!

At the Annual Meeting in November, the task force committee on goals and objectives presented to the Campus Council its statement on goals for the Student Branch. This statement has since been written up in final form for distribution throughout the state.

As this year's Student Branch fund-raising project, various local recreation clubs are sponsoring tropical plant sales on their campuses under the leadership of Tom Brimberry, President-Elect of Student Branch.

The Student Branch exhibited a degree of professionalism recently in adopting a monetary refund policy as proposed by Ken Snyder (U. of I.). This policy is applicable only to Student Branch functions.

Congratulations are in order for John Bruns, Past-President of the Student Branch for receiving the 1975 National Distinguished Student Award. John was presented this award for his "inspiration, incentive and leadership" during his years of service to Student Branch. We in Student Branch are proud and happy for John!

The next Student Branch meeting is coming up shortly. Check with your Campus Council Reps for the exact date and location. Remember also: the Annual Student Branch Conference will be held in March.

Illinois Parks and Recreation 26 January/February, 1976

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