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Happenings for Health and Kinesiology - Sept 15, 2010
1. 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 university.

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.

13. 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).




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