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Faculty/Staff News

Dr. Mo Han is the new faculty contact for the Sports Medicine Club.

Dr. David Furst ran, among other races, the Back to School 5k earlier in the fall. He not only won the 60+ event but his time was faster than all the 50 year olds; one shouted to him “You’re my role model”! Way to run, David! David retired from the department in the fall, and we wish him well.

Lilienthal, S. K. (November, 2006) Socio- economic Inclusion in the Management of Sport: Experiences of Minimum Wage Workers in the Sport Industry. Paper pre- sented at the Western Society for Physical Education for College Women Conference, November 16-19, 2006, Asilomar, CA.

Lilienthal, S. K. & Pitts, B. (November, 2006). “Gay Market goes Mainstream”: A Discussion on the Gay and Lesbian Consumer Revolution in Sport. Presented at the Sport Marketing Association Annual Conference, November 2-4, 2006, Denver, CO.

During his trip Dr.Weng lectured on Cardio Tai-chi at three cities. Lectures were given to the Department of Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Culture University, the Department of Coast Guard, Central Police University, and the Graduate School of Leisure Study and Management of Recreational Sports, National Taiwan Institute of Physical Education. Dr.Weng met with Dr.Kuei-yuan Wang ,Secretary General of Taiwan National Association of Self Defense, Fitness and Recreational Sports, and received from her an appointment letter as an Honorary President of their organization.

Dr. Ted Butryn and Dr. Matt Masucci each presented a research paper at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in November. Dr. Butryn's paper was enti- tled, "Documenting the ring: An analysis of professional wrestling documentary films." Dr. Masucci's paper was entitled, "As real as it gets?: An autoethnographic examina- tion of a mixed martial arts academy."

Dr. Emily Wughalter will be returning to the department full time in the spring following her successful time as Associate Dean for First Year Experience. She recently attend- ed the annual conference of the Western Society for Physical Education of College Women and completed her presidency of that organization. Welcome back, Emily!

The Sixth Annual DisAbility Sport Expo was organized by Dr. Nancy Megginson, with assistance from Mrs. Janet Clair and stu- dents, held Nov. 13th in the SPX 44B gym- nasium and was a huge success! KIN 159 students and the Adapted Physical Activity Club sponsored the event which consisted of three hours of various disability sports, food, raffles, and a silent auction. Approximately 100 persons were in atten- dance at some point during the Expo!

Dr. C. Daniel Weng led a cardio tai-chi team to Taiwan to the 1st World Cup Tai-chi Chuan in November. The five member California Cardio Tai-chi Team did very well and received a Certificate of "Excellence in Performance.” Over one thousand athletes from a 28 countries participated in this event watched by the Vice President of Taiwan. Leaders of teams from Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil and the hosting organi- zations were so impressed by the perfor- mances of Dr.Weng’s teams that they have invited him to introduce this sport to their countries in the near future.

Dr. Butryn also has a chapter in the recent- ly released textbook entitled, "Foundations in kinesiology: Studying human movement and health." His chapter is entitled, "Technology, sport, and the body."

Dr. Nancy Megginson attended the 2006 National Conference on Physical Activity for the Exceptional Individual held in Los Angeles, Nov. 9-11. Three Kinesiology stu- dents also attended-- Rita Brum, Liz Gonzalez, and Rachel Christensen --and should be congratulated on their self-initiat- ed professional involvement and develop- ment!

Dr. Jinhong Jung gave two presentations at the National Physical Education Teacher Education Conference which was held on October in Long Beach: " A Guided Reflection Protocols in PETE," and "Levels in Action: Make Hellison’s Model Fun with Games."

Dr. Bethany Shifflett served as MC for the 10th annual SJSU Ballroom Classic. It was a tremendously successful event with 85 competitors entered in one or more of 75 American or International style events. Participants included competitors from 12 teams including Utah State, Stanford, Cal Ply SLO, San Diego State, and UCSB. For those looking to brush up on their dancing or looking for a place to get started, check the SJSU ballroom dance club website: http://www.sjsu. edu/orgs/sjsubdc/

Student News

The 2006 Adapted Physical Activity Club has new board members! Adam Elix--President; Philip Dao-- Vice-President; Nicar Bocalan-- Treasurer; Rita Brum--Secretary; Chris Navas--Public Relations. The club is planning a trip to Lake Tahoe for a Blaze Disability Winter Sport Camp training conference, Dec. 14- 16, 2006. Anyone interested may contact any of the board members or Dr. Nancy Megginson for more information.

The following students have accept- ed offers of admission to the Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program for the 2007 spring semester: Kyle Tanedo, Kiira Rodriguez, Sunly Chan, Adam Mendez, Nathan Ubl, Mikel Jackson, Sean Nafarrete, Jennifer Reed, Yoshiaki Tsuboyama, Amanda Farmer, Austin Toloza, Leily Kazemi, Steven Alcantara, Richard Osheim, Ashley Mamola, Tarin Gambello, Candase Heath, Cory Floyd, Javier Margarito, Matthew Guthrie, Timothy Leong, Lauren Dykema, Jessica Stacy

The following affiliated clinical sites have been added as new venues for athletic training students to complete their required practicum experi- ences: Bishop O'Dowd HS in Oakland, Cañada College in Redwood City, St. Mary's College in Moraga (pending risk management approval), Presentation HS in San Jose, Westmont HS in Campbell.

December Dodson was the Athletic Trainer of the Month for November for the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. Congratulations!

Brien Arakaki created the following high school website link: http://www. mvla.net/apps/comm.asp?Q=397 Check it out!

Check out the Department of Kinesiology website at www.sjsu.edu/kinesiology

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