Joe Serio with CMIT and Dr. Matthew Wagner received acceptance for
an article entitled "Fit to Lead: Physical Fitness as a Core Component of
Leadership" to appear in the October issue of Corrections Today, an
American Correctional Association publication.
3. Dr. José Santiago and Dr. Emily Roper published a book
chapter entitled "The role of the general physical educator in educating
students with disabilities" (to be published late 2010).
4. Dr. Emily Roper was invited to present a
paper on the Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF), a non-profit that
provides support for impoverished Ethiopian girls who are training to be
professional runners, at the conference on sport and sportswomen in Africa at
the University of Oxford in England.
5. Dr. Gary Oden received certification as a Performance Enhancement
Specialist this summer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
6. Dr. Jennifer J. Jeansonne presented
the "Examination of performance changes on a continuous task when adding a
secondary electronic task" in June at the annual conference for the North
American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
in Tucson, AZ.
7. Dr. Jennifer J. Jeansonne is the Region 5 (LA, MS, AL, AR, IA,
MO, NE) mentor for the Lance Armstrong Foundation "LIVESTRONG." I
communicate with my mentees to provide information of the
services LIVESTRONG provides as well as fundraising and training tips for
the ‘Challenge’ events which include running, riding, and triathlons.
8. Dr. Jennifer J. Jeansonne will be a guest speaker on September
9th in Kerri Cravey’s health class, to teach the students about all the
resources LIVESTRONG provides, including free curricula to K-12 teachers
to teach age appropriate lessons on cancer.
9. Dr. Santiago was a guest speaker in Dr. Roper's Psychology of Coaching
Class this summer.
10. Mrs. Renee Klovenski, Director of Special
Olympics in Houston was a guest speaker for Dr. Santiago's Adaptive Kinesiology
class during summer I.
11. Dr. Zapalac's graduate Sport Marketing course has partnered with
the Athletic Department on two major projects for this semester. The first
project involves students marketing the Piney Woods Battle that takes place on
October 23, 2010 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The students have been charged
with marketing the PWB throughout Montgomery County in the weeks leading
up to the game. The second major project involves marketing two women's
basketball games that take place in late November / early December. The students
will deal with promotional aspects, in-game promotions, and community
partnerships. Both of these projects are intended to provide students with real
marketing scenarios while also serving other constituencies of the
12. The Sport Management program currently has 7 interns at
several major sport organizations for the Fall 2010 semester. Interns for the
Fall 2010 semester have been placed at Alodia Sports Consulting, the
Houston Aeros, the Houston Astros, the Houston Texans, Hardin-Simmons
University, and Sam Houston State University Recreational Sports.
Dr. Zapalac recently published an article examining marketing of
collegiate women's volleyball in the International Journal of Sports Marketing
and Sponsorship in July 2010. The study examined market demand and consumption
factors among Division-I women's volleyball spectators and was a collaborative
study between Dr. Zapalac, the University of Florida (Dr. James J.
Zhang), and the University of Houston (Dr. Dale G. Pease).