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Sport Management Club Raises More than $30000 at Charity Sports AuctionSyracuse Logo

“The Sport Management (SPM) Club raised $30,500 for the Food Bank of Central New York at its ninth Annual Charity Sports Auction. During the SU men’s basketball game on Dec. 7, Food Bank supporters placed bids on hundreds of items, including sports memorabilia, electronics and tickets to major sporting events. Following the silent auction, the club hosted an online auction, in collaboration with Steiner Sports Memorabilia, which showcased a number of premium items up for bid. All proceeds from these efforts benefited Food Bank of Central New York…”

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News- NASCAR Diversity Awards

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on March 4, 2014

NASCAR LogoNASCAR Diversity Awards show sport is racing toward a more diverse future. KSPR

“DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR’s Seventh Annual Diversity Awards Luncheon on Friday celebrated the present while clearly sending an emphatic message regarding the future of the sport.

The overall face of NASCAR is evolving daily, resulting from the ever-growing number of individual, diverse faces that are driving a multi-cultural awareness throughout the NASCAR industry….”

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News- Sports Injuries and Litigation by Sport Infographic

February 22, 2014

This is one section of nine in a fantastic Sports Injuries by Sport & Litigation Infographic by Katherman, Briggs, & Greenberg. To see the entire infographic click here.

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News- New Zealand “Study shows big events can boost sport participation”

February 22, 2014

From Voxy.com.nz: “When New Zealand triathlete Hamish Carter won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics it provided a spark for more Kiwis to get involved with the sport. Now Massey University research is showing how all sports could benefit from higher participation rates if they offer major competitive events and develop sound infrastructure to support […]

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News- SIU Edwardsville Kinesiology Fit Fest

February 22, 2014

Check out Karen Matins’s recent article, “Fit Fest reveals health is more than exercise:” “Fit Fest was held last week, and through the collaboration of kinesiology students, personal trainers and vendors, students were educated about more than just exercise. The event took place at 4:30 p.m. last Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Student Fitness Center. […]

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News- Ireland Study Abroad with James Madison University

February 20, 2014

James Madison University Sport and Recreation Management is offering a study abroad program to Ireland in May. The program is open for additional non-JMU students to apply with a deadline of March 1. Below is information about the program and the link for application materials. Please share with your students who may be interested. We […]

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News- Eastern Illinois University Kinesiology Curriculum Changes

February 17, 2014

This story out of Eastern Illinois University, CAA approves kinesiology, engineering, health studies changes, discusses curriculum changes based on real-world student needs. Here is an excerpt from the article by Jack Cruikshank: “Three of the courses added new instructions in the sports of lacrosse, disc golf, ultimate Frisbee and pickleball. Owen said a growing trend […]

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Grad Program- Florida Atlantic University MBA in Sport Management

February 13, 2014

The MBA-Sport Management program at Florida Atlantic University will be presenting four Information Sessions during the Spring 2014 semester. The sessions will be held on the Boca Raton campus at 7pm on the following Fridays;  January 24, February 21, March 28, and April 25.   Session attendees will have the opportunity to meet with current […]

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Grad Program- Mississippi State University Department of Kinesiology Graduate Teaching Assistants

February 13, 2014

The Department of Kinesiology at Mississippi State University, which offers master’s degree concentrations in exercise physiology, sport administration, and sport pedagogy, has a number of graduate assistant openings for the 2014-15 academic year. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS: The department will be hiring seven Graduate Teaching Assistants. These are nine-month appointments that begin in the fall semester […]

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Grad Program- Seattle University Master’s in Sport Administration and Leadership

February 13, 2014

I would like to encourage all of you who know of anyone who is interested in doing a Master’s degree in sport management to have them look at our program in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) at Seattle University. Over the last three years, our job placement rate has been above 90% within 6 months […]

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News- Mental Training Key to Success for Olympians Amidst Security Threats

February 11, 2014

From the article: “‘Olympians don’t just prepare themselves physically, they prepare mentally as well. When it comes to competitions where you get one shot at succeeding, if you aren’t mentally tough your chance of success is significantly smaller,’ said Dr. Aimee Kimball, Mental Training and Peak Performance Consultant. ‘When you add fear of one’s safety […]

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News- DePauw University Coach Adam Cohen is Finalist for 2014 Inspire Award

February 10, 2014

From DePauw.edu: “Adam Cohen, head men’s swimming coach at DePauw,part-time coordinator of the University’s Center for Spiritual Life and part-time instructor in kinesiology, is a finalist for a 2014 Inspire Award…” For the entire story click here: http://www.depauw.edu/athletics/news/details/30719/

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News- Kinesiology Students at TAMUCC Give Tips on Heart Health

February 10, 2014

From KIIITV: “February is Heart Health Month, and what better way to start the month than with some tips on how you could keep your heart healthy. 3 News tagged along with a couple of kinesiology majors at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a doctor who teaches there, and they offered some tips on how […]

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News- Kennesaw State Univ. Professor discusses Braves stadium relocation

November 23, 2013

Stadium skeptic says Cobb is avoiding funding pitfallsWXIA-TV “Dr. J.C. Bradbury is a Department Chair and Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, Kennesaw State University. Here’s his take on the Braves move to a new stadium in Cobb County, as told to 11 Alive reporter Doug Richards, who has edited his remarks for brevity.One of […]

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News- Mississippi State Announces $11 Million Grant

November 23, 2013

Mississippi State University announces $11 Million grant for new Meridian Program WTVA (WTVA) — “An $11 million grant from The Riley Foundation of Meridian is providing a new kinesiology program in Mississippi State University’s Kress Building, an MSU-Meridian Downtown Campus facility that also will see major renovations under the funding. The official announcement of the donation was made Wednesday […]

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News- Univ. of Ontario Institute of Tech. Opens New Kinesiology Lab

November 23, 2013

“A new teaching space at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will give kinesiology students hands-on exposure to all the right tools and equipment needed in the field. Recently, government representatives, industry partners, UOIT faculty, staff and students gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Faculty of Health Sciences’ (FHS) new Kinesiology […]

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News- Univ. of Memphis Study Abroad Program

September 19, 2013

The University of Memphis is once again offering the ‘Sport, Commerce, & Culture in the Global Marketplace’ Study Abroad program. We will be in Ireland and England July 14 – 29, 2014. This will be the fifteenth such program that we have led and will be run jointly by the Department of Health and Sport […]

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News- Kinesiology – International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology (CRO)

September 11, 2013

The journal ‘Kinesiology – International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology’ is published by the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Zagreb. A peer reviewed publication with IP of 0.405, it is published twice a year and includes scientific papers and other written material focused on sport sciences including physical education; sport and sports […]

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News- International Seminar for Physical Education Teachers 2014 (Finland)

September 11, 2013

The 10th International Seminar for Physical Education Teachers 2014 will be organized in Vierumäki, FIN (August 3-8, 2014) in parallel with the FIEP World Congress 2014 (August 5-8, 2014). The theme of the seminar is to learn new skills, share practical ideas, knowledge and experiences while the congress topic is focused on ‘Promoting Wellbeing in […]

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News- 7th International Conference ‘Movement and Health’ (Czech Republic)

September 11, 2013

On June 2-4, 2014, the Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Physical Culture, Czech Republic will organize the 7th International Conference ‘Movement and Health’. The conference will be in English, and will include some workshops, round tables and other informal meetings. The major focus of the conference will be on ‘Child and adolescent physical activity: Determinants and […]

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News- 7th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology (Croatia)

September 11, 2013

The 7th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology will be held on May 22-25, 2014 in Opatija, CRO. It will be organized by the Faculty of Kinesiology-University of Zagreb. The topic will be ‘Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology – Steps Forward’. A physical education section is planned. Paper submission is for January 15, 2014. Further information on […]

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News- 2014 AERA Special Interest Group in Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education

September 11, 2013

The Special Interest Group (SIG) in Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) AERA encourages you to participate in the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting to be held Thursday, April 3 – Monday, April 7, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This year’s Annual Meeting Theme: “The Power of Education […]

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News- 29th Congresso Internacional de Educaçao Fisica (BRA)

September 11, 2013

The 29th Congresso Internacional de Educaçao Fisica will take place in Foz do Iguaçu, BRA on January 11-15, 2014. The topic will be ‘O Profissional de Educaçao Fisica na America Latina. Informaiton on www.congressofiep.com

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News- University of Sydney (AUS) Conference: Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching

September 11, 2013

The University of Sydney, AUS, will host a one-day conference entitled, ‘Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching’ on November 7, 2013. The conference aims to provide a regional forum for discussions, debate and the development of Game Sense and other game-based approaches. The Sydney Game Sense conference draws together researchers and practitioners from within the […]

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News- 2014 AIESEP World Congress (New Zealand)

September 11, 2013

The 2014 AIESEP World Congress will be held in Auckland (NZL) February 10-13. The theme of the Congress is “Educating for active healthy citizens.” Abstract reviewing is on progress. Accepted authors must register by 28 October, 2013; Early-bird registrations close 29 November, 2013. More info on: www.aiesep2014.com.

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Sept. 10, 2013 Sport Studies News from Africa, New York, Oregon, & Venezuela

September 10, 2013

Top athletes off to Jamaica Namibia Sport (Africa). “Five of Namibia’s top athletes left for Jamaica yesterday as part of a long term training programme with the aim of improving Namibia’s chances of winning medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Under the programme, the Namibian athletes will train with Jamaican superstars like Usain Bolt, […]

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News- London Sports Career Conference

September 5, 2013

London Sports Career Conference Wembley Stadium October 26 & 27, 2013 This Sports Career Conference is your opportunity to gain valuable insight into a variety of sports careers from those working at the highest level of all sports around the globe! (Speakers from soccer, rugby, cricket, the NFL, and the Olympics will be represented.) Join […]

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News- Florida State University Sport Management Conference

September 5, 2013

15th Annual Sport Management Conference hosted by the Sport Management program at Florida State University, October 3-4, 2013. This year’s conference is shaping up to be the most memorable one yet, with highlights including guest speakers: former head football coach Bobby Bowden, former Sports Illustrated reporter Don Yeager, and Senior Event Coordinator for the Georgia Dome […]

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Sept. 4, 2013 Sport Studies News from Canada, CA, & CO

September 4, 2013

Which exercise is better – running or cycling? Montreal Gazette (blog) (Canada). “Reynolds sought the advice of kinesiology professor Hirofumi Tanaka from the University of Texas at Austin whose statement, “There is no easy answer to say …” Continuing Education and Certificate of Advanced Achievement in … DigitalJournal.com (CA). “The Certificate of Advanced Achievement in Kinesiology […]

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News- Student-Athlete Human Rights Project Potential Conference

August 31, 2013

The Student-Athletes Human Rights Project (http://studentathleteshumanrights.com) is exploring staging a conference in San Diego, January 16th-18th 2013 (or 15th-17th). The proposed format includes presentations on critical topics in the morning and working meetings in the afternoon. At the conclusion we hold a press conference with our proposed agenda and action steps. This conference also has […]

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August 30, 2013 Sport Studies News from Trinidad, AL, FL, MA, NY, & PA

August 30, 2013

Cromwell named TTKF chairman Trinidad News. “With over 30 years experience in martial arts, Cromwell has a Bsc in psychology and sport management from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and a …” Blakeney, Hartwell Featured in Second Chalk Talk Dothan First (AL). “The Troy University Sport Management Club is hosting its second Chalk Talk […]

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News- George Washington University Certificate in Sport Philanthropy

August 28, 2013

The George Washington University’s School of Business has launched the first ever academic program in the field of sports philanthropy. The Certificate in Sports Philanthropy offers a ground-breaking curriculum tailored to the unique needs of those who work for professional sports teams, leagues, athlete foundations, sport-related companies with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility, nonprofits […]

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August 19, 2013 Sport Studies News from WV

August 20, 2013

Student Assistants Named by Athletic Department (WV) HNN Huntingtonnews.net. “Piper graduated at UF in May with a degree in Sport Management. He interned at Florida Gulf Coast University in the spring and served as the contact for …”

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August 17, 2013 Sport Studies News from Canada, CA, IL, & MO

August 18, 2013

Dr. Conrad L. Woolsey Named Director of Nutrition and Human Performance at Logan University’s College of Health Sciences “Logan University has announced the appointment of Conrad L. Woolsey, PhD, as director of its Master of Science degree program in Nutrition and Human Performance in the College of Health Sciences. He will report to Sherri A. […]

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August 14, 2013 Sport Studies News from FL, IN, & MI

August 15, 2013

UF professor honored for work fighting childhood obesity (FL) Gainesville Sun. “Dr. J.O. Spengler, a professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida, is the recipient of the Fame for …” City takes 7th place in minors rankings (IN) Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. “A study by the Sport Business […]

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August 7, 2013 Sport Studies News from CA, CT, MI, PA & TX

August 7, 2013

TEMECULA: Info session on kinesiology program (CA) Press-Enterprise. “A free information session for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 in Room 103 at California State University San …” READER SUBMITTED: Autism Researcher to Focus on Music … (CT) Hartford Courant. “Neag School of Education Assistant Professor […]

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August 5, 2013 Sport Studies News

August 6, 2013

BT launches new sports TV channels BusinessDay. “BT Group plc, a British multinational telecommunications giant has launched sports channels to create strong competition and challenge the dominance of Sky Sports. In a bid to boost its sport business, BT acquired the rights to view ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels. The chief executive of BT […]

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August 4, 2013 Sport Studies News

August 5, 2013

Ohio University scholar to become dean of WMU’s education college WMU News “An experienced academic administrator with a track record in strategic planning, program development and international education has been selected to become the new dean of Western Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Development, effective Sept. 1.Following a nationwide search, Dr. Ming Li, interim […]

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August 3, 2013 Sport Studies News

August 3, 2013

Positive coaching session at SC (MO) Sedalia News-Journal. “Putting students ahead of the scoreboard was the message Friday morning during a professional development session for Sedalia School District 200 coaches and activity sponsors. Rick McGuire, director of Sport Psychology at the University of Missouri, delivered messages as part of the Missouri Institute for Positive Coaching, […]

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August 2, 2013 Sport Studies News

August 2, 2013

Jim Pivarnik:  Keeping America in shape Michigan State University Today. “When asked to write about my role as a member of a National Science Advisory Board to the President, I had to stop and think for a minute. I know that we do quite a bit, but rarely does anyone ever hear about us. Stepping […]

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August 1, 2013 Sport Studies News

August 1, 2013

Dr. David R. Bassett Joins ActiGraph Scientific Advisory Board DigitalJournal.com (press release). “A professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Bassett teaches courses in Exercise …” Chinese Students Take Sports Studies through UT Summer Program Tennessee Today. “Twenty students from China are learning about sports psychology […]

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2014 Sport Literature Association Conference Set

July 31, 2013

“The 31st Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook and Fernie, British Columbia, in June 2014.”    

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2014 ISSA Call Due December 10, 2013

July 21, 2013

2014 International Sociology of Sport Association Call Due December 10, 2013 For their latest bulletin with info and details click the link below: ISSA Bulletin 2013-3

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2013 NASSS Call Due August 9, 2013

July 17, 2013

The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport has issued their call for abstracts and complete session proposals for their annual conference Nov. 6-9, 2013 in Quebec City, Canada. Please click the link below for the call: 2013 NASSS Call for Abstracts and Sessions Handout

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