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Health and Kinesiology Happenings - October 15, 2010:
(1) Students and faculty from the Sport Management program participated in the Sport and Entertainment Career Fair at Minute Maid Park on October 1. SHSU was one of six academic programs represented at the fair, which also included all of the major sport organizations in Houston. Then purpose of the fair was to help make students and graduates aware of opportunities in the sports industry. The fair also focused on making potential students aware of educational programs in Sport Management. At the conclusion of the activities, students were able to meet with Glenda Morrison and Larry Stokes, Human Resources Directors for the Houston Texans and Houston Astros, respectively. In total, 12 students made the trip to the event.

(2) Sport Management graduate student Jason Halpert recently won a scholarship provided by The University Center. These scholarships are awarded to students that exemplify exceptional academic performance and are enrolled in an academic program that is offered at TUC.
(3) Dr. Ryan Zapalac was recently quoted in a Houston Chronicle article (10-9-10) that addressed the recent changes in tailgating policy by the Houston Texans. Dr. Zapalac spoke of the behavioral connection to the crowd management issues that the Texans were having prior to changing the tailgating policies.

(4) Dr. Zapalac's Sport Marketing course has been heavily involved with marketing the Battle of the Piney Woods the past few weeks. After the markeitng activities are completed for this event, students will then shift their activities to helping promote and market SHSU women's basketball during the second half of the semeste


Health and Kinesiology Happenings - October 1, 2010:


    1. Dr. Santiago's KIN 368 students are conducting the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment test.  The FITNESSGRAM test battery is used by school physical education teachers in the state of Texas to assess fitness of children in grades 3-12.

2. Dr. Santiago's proposal - Social Networking: An innovative approach to physical education professional development - was accepted for the 2011 AAHPERD convention to be held in San Diego, CA in March, 2011.



3. Barbara Waters, President-elect of TAHPERD (Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), spoke to approximately 100 undergraduate students in Health and Kinesiology about the importance of student involvement in TAHPERD. 


4. Dr. Bill Hyman, Dr. Gary Oden and Dr. Matt Wagner published an article - The aging process:  Physiological changes and implications for educators and practitioners - in Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 34, 148-153.


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