|Sept. 4, 2008
A new bachelor of science degree in sport studies at St. Bonaventure University has been designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the leisure, recreation or fitness industries.
This non-teaching major offered through the School of Education will prepare undergraduates for careers in the fields of leisure industries, sports management, sports communication, sport sociology, allied health fields, sports psychology, rehabilitation, fitness and coaching.
“It will also be a great launching point for advanced study at the graduate level,” said Dr. Paul Brawdy, chair of the Department of Physical Education at St. Bonaventure.
Study in human movement and exercise will provide sport studies majors with a comprehensive understanding of the physiological and psychosocial foundations of movement in exercise and sport, Brawdy said.
The framework of the program offers students a unique movement-based experience, from which they’ll be able to choose from among five cognate tracks — Human Development and Learning, Sport Sociology, Human Movement Sciences, Sports Communications, and Sports Management.
“Students will be broadening their understanding of physical activity in general,” said Miguel Narvaez, assistant professor of sport studies, who just joined the St. Bonaventure faculty from the University of Texas-Tyler.
More information about the sport studies major is available at www.sbu.edu or by contacting Brawdy at (716) 375-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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St. Bonaventure dedicated the $14.6 million William F. Walsh Science Center on Wednesday, capping a period of dramatic physical transformation at the 150-year-old University.
Donors, administrators, faculty, students and politicians — including U.S. Rep. James T. Walsh (R-Syracuse), who helped secure federal NASA funding for the project — were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Fourteen brown and white bicycles will pop up across the St. Bonaventure University campus this weekend as organizers roll out the Bona Re-Cycles bike share program.
The bikes, creatively and distinctively painted in Bonaventure colors, will be parked in University bike racks and are available to any campus community member who wants to pedal instead of hoof it across campus.
Anyone interested in helping out with Bona Re-Cycles or who has questions about the program may e-mail Casey at email@example.com.
Voice of the Faithful founder Dr. James E. Post will discuss “Leadership and Accountability — Paradox of Power” during a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University.
The program is free and open to the public.
Post is co-founder and former president of Voice of the Faithful, a group that was formed by concerned Roman Catholics in the wake of the clergy sex-abuse scandals. Drawing on their baptismal responsibility for the life and work of the church, Voice of the Faithful members commit themselves to supporting survivors; supporting priests who are helping to heal survivors and correct institutional flaws; and working to reform governing structures so that abuse of authority could not happen again.
Post, a 1965 graduate of St. Bonaventure, is also a professor of management policy and faculty director of the doctoral program in the School of Management at Boston University. He previously served as faculty director of the Public & Nonprofit Management Program and as chairman of the Management Policy department.
Post holds degrees in law and management (MBA, Ph.D.) and teaches strategic management, government relations, and managing nonprofit organizations.
In 1994-95, Post
served as research director of business and society studies at The Conference
Board (New York). Subsequently, he was named a Senior Research Fellow
at the board, a professional research organization that is known for
its studies of economic and management trends.
Post has served as a consultant or adviser for a number of agencies, including the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Corporate Conservation Council, President’s Commission on Sustainable Development, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the office of the United Nations Secretary General (Global Compact Program). He has also advised companies and taught in executive education programs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. He served as a member of the Nestle Audit Commission, an independent body that audited that company’s compliance with the World Health Organization’s international code of conduct.
The author, co-author, or editor of 20 books and more than 150 scholarly papers, Post’s most recent publication was a leading textbook, “Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy,” published by McGraw-Hill and now in its 11th edition.
In addition to his Sept. 16 public lecture, Post will give guest lectures to Clare College and School of Business classes.
about Voice of the Faithful is available at votf.org.
Dr. Mark Huddle, associate professor of history,” recently published an article, “Harlem, the ‘New Negro,’ and the South: History and the Politics of Place,” in the July 2008 edition of Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies. The article explores the interconnections between the “New Negro Movement” and the writers of the so-called Southern Renascence as a means of revising American cultural history in the period between the world wars.”
Dr. Rene' Wroblewski, assistant professor in the School of Education, conducted a one-day workshop at Niagara University on co-teaching in inclusive classrooms. This workshop was based the results of a case study of two teachers in a co-teaching relationship in a local school and was attended by teachers and administrators from schools in the Niagara Falls area.
Dr. Kimberly Young, professor of management sciences, was an invited speaker for the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati on July 28. The full day workshop, “Internet addiction: diagnosis and treatment,” was attended by clinicians, nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists in the surrounding area and explored the clinical impact of the Internet on adult and adolescent populations and reviewed new treatment approaches with these patients.
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