Myranda Nash has been appointed director of athletics for the Tornados at Brevard College, effective July 1. Nash is the associate athletic director and senior woman’s administrator at Winona State University. She is a two-time Western Carolina University graduate, having completed her B.S. in Health and Human Performance (2007) and her M.B.A (2012).
Students in Parks and Recreation Management 255, Active Recreation & Leisure, volunteered at the Jackson County Healthy Living Festival on March 24, 2018. Students worked in groups to organize, instruct, and lead festival participants in a variety of family friendly games. Activities included Corn Hole, Twister, Horse Shoes, Spike Ball, Kan Jam, Disc Golf, Toss Across, and Waterfall Safety Awareness.
Dr. Callie Schultz, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, led a teaching and research presentation at The Academy of Leisure Sciences’ Annual Conference. The papers, “Teaching Social Justice from Positions of Privilege” and “From “bad feminists” to “nasty women:” Rethinking empowerment in the age of Tr*mp,” were presented in collaboration with scholars from Arizona State, University of Utah, and UW LaCrosse.
Dr. Andrew Bobilya, Parks and Recreation Management faculty member, recently published a paper titled “Exploring Course Outcomes Utilizing a New Outward Bound Outcomes Instrument” in Research in Outdoor Education (ROE) volume 15. This paper is the second to be published in ROE in the last two years as a part of a multi-year project with the North Carolina Outward Bound School investigating the most effective way to measure change following program participation. Dr. Bobilya is joined by co-author Dr. Brad Faircloth.
Ellie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching & Learning, presented a paper at the International Critical Media Literacy Conference in Savannah, Georgia on February 24, 2018. Her paper, “White Saviors, Saints and Sinners: Critical Media Depictions of Teachers’ Work in 21st Century Schools,” examined the ways that Hollywood’s images of teachers reinforce questions and concerns about the integrity of teacher training and competence.