Blair Receives Book Award

Dr. Ellie Blair has been awarded the Society of Education Professor’s 2019 Book Award for her 2018 publication of “By the light of the silvery moon: Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work.”

HPE Attends Speak Out Day

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.

Blair Presents Two Papers at International Conference

Dr. Ellie Blair presented two papers titled, “Connecting school leaders’ role to teacher leader’s agency: Narratives from England, Jamaica and USA” and “Those who can, teach and work two jobs:  Teacher moonlighting in Jamaica” at International Educational Administration & Leadership Conference-Jamaica in Kingston, Jamaica on March 8, 2019.

Schultz Publishes Article

Dr. Callie Schultz, faculty member in the Parks and Recreation Management Program, along with Dr. Eric Legg, faculty at Arizona State, have published an article in Leisure Sciences, titled, “A/r/tography: At the Intersection of Art, Leisure, and Science. They argue that as a field of scholars who value new ways of knowing and embracing experiential education, using a/r/tography as a lens through which to explore lived, dreamed, and not-yet-imagined experience represents a valuable methodological addition to the leisure literature.

Class Completes Sensitivity Training

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.

HPE Faculty Present at NAKHE

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.