Several Health and Physical Education Professors and undergraduates went to SPEAK OUT DAY in Washington DC recently to advocate for increasing the funding available for Health and Physical Education teachers throughout the country.
Students in Leigh Hilger’s Physical Activity and Aging course (HPE 365), completed the Area Agency on Aging’s Sensitivity Training in January. The program included discussion and hands-on activities to gain understanding of the physical challenges older adults may experience, from arthritis in the hands to changes in vision.
Health and Physical Education faculty members, Drs. Bob Beaudet, Resa Chandler, Amy Stringer, Gayle Wells, and Tom Watterson, presented at the annual meeting for the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), in Savannah GA from January 9-12, 2019.
Dr. Heidi Von Dohlen, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, has published an article in the International Journal of Teacher Leadership, titled, “Teachers’ Self-Reported Leadership Behaviors in Formal and Informal Situations.” Read the whole article here: https://www.cpp.edu/~ceis/education/international-journal-teacher-leadership/documents/teachers-self-reported-leadership-behaviors.pdf
Dr. Andrew Bobilya was recently selected to serve as an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Kurt Hahn Consortium for Values and Experiential Education at Penn State University. The Consortium is a central hub to connect research, practice and policy with a focus on all aspects of Hahn’s legacy organizations. It is comprised of leaders from around the world with a unique expertise in working, researching and thinking about Hahn’s legacy organizations. Dr. Bobilya has focused his research efforts in part on outcomes related to participation in Outward Bound programming which Hahn founded in 1941.
Charmion Rush, assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has been selected to participate in WCU’s Women’s Leadership in Action Program. The program is an intensive, yearlong experience in which participants develop and implement a personal leadership plan, work with a mentor to refine leadership skills and attend an immersive professional development conference.