CWUNewsNewshttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/newsen-usPhysical Education and School Health Major Speaks at Commencementhttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2495Thu, 29 May 2014 20:41:31<p>Mary Johnson was chosen to be the speaker at the 9:30 AM Commencement for Spring, 2014.&nbsp; Congratulations!</p>Public Health Major Chosen as CWU Student Employee of the Yearhttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2493Fri, 02 May 2014 09:04:18<p><img alt="" src="/pe-health/sites/cts.cwu.edu.pe-health/files/images/Kenyon-crop.jpg" style="width: 375px; height: 375px;"></p><p>Kari Kenyon, a resident assistant in Central Washington University’s University Housing, Wellness and New Student Programs, was named the Student Employee of the Year at a ceremony on April 16.</p><p>Kenyon, a junior pursuing a degree in public health, was nominated for the award for her stellar work ethic and drive, as evidenced by her reliability, initiative, and professionalism.</p><p>“Kari is a self-starter who needs minimal guidance and coaching,” said Rebecca Richards, CWU residence hall coordinator for the Women’s Theme Community. “[She] takes initiative in training new and returning staff members and she does with a kind, patient, coaching skill rarely seen in student employees.”</p><p>As the senior resident assistant in the Women’s Theme Community in Sparks Hall, Kenyon was responsible for programming activities and events to meet her residents’ needs. This ranged from creating a spa night to help her residents relax during midterms, to engaging speakers to address issues such as how women are portrayed in the media, the different social expectations for women and men, and gender issues. In addition, Kenyon helped to create the four pillars of the Women’s Theme Community: Empowerment, Academics, Service, and Leadership.</p><p>“I worked with the Center for Diversity and Social Justice to develop some of our program,” she said.</p><p>Kenyon also volunteers at community organizations such as Aspen and Planned Parenthood. She plans to seek a chemical dependency counseling certificate and perhaps work at a wellness center at a university after graduating next spring.</p><p>Kenyon is a 2011 graduate of Port Angeles High School.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p><p>May 2, 2014</p>Pearson Spotlighted in Washington State Department of Health Newsletterhttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2486Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:55:34<p><img alt="" src="/pe-health/sites/cts.cwu.edu.pe-health/files/images/rebecca_pearson.png" style="width: 266px; height: 362px;"></p><p>Dr. Rebecca Pearson didn’t plan a career in academic public health. It was a positive happenstance. Family took her away from her California home and to New Mexico State where she earned her Master’s degree. An unplanned opportunity then brought her to the University of Arkansas where she pursued a doctorate in Health Sciences. The opportunity to teach found her, and she realized she would do her best work by training the next generation of public health professionals.</p><p>Becky was nominated to be our November colleague spotlight—and for good reason. She is an associate professor and the program director for the Public Health Program at Central Washington University. Central’s program has between 100-140 students and offers two specializations: 1) Community Health Education and 2) Pre-nursing in Public Health. Her favorite aspect of her job is watching her students stretch and grow, and she works hard to provide her students opportunities to practice what they learn outside of the classroom. Among the community-based learning opportunities she offers her students, Becky’s work with community kitchens is probably the most unique.</p><p>Read more of the story<a href="http://here.doh.wa.gov/newsletter/november-2013"> here.</a></p>Dr. Rory A. Weishaarhttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2484Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:49:33<p>We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rory A. Weishaar to the department of Physical Education, School, and Public Health.&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Weishaar will be teaching in the Athletic Administration graduate program and coaching minor.</p><p>Dr. Weishaar graduated with an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Counseling from University of Montana in 2005.</p>Dr. Madlem Named University Strategic Planning Directorhttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2478Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:03:49<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>I am pleased to announce that Dr. Melody Madlem has accepted the new administrative position of Director of Strategic Planning effective September 3, 2013.&nbsp; Dr. Madlem has served as the interim director since March 1 and we are pleased that she will be able to continue the important work that is underway.&nbsp; The Director of Strategic Planning is responsible for providing leadership for the university's strategic and long term goal planning function; implementing organizational reviews to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities; chairing the Strategic Operations Team; providing support and assistance in the development of unit plan;s and ensuring that unit plans are aligned with the university strategic plan. Dr. Madlem's office is located in Barge Hall, room 311, phone (509) 963-2130.<br><br>Please join me in wishing her well in her new responsibilities.</p><p>James Gaudino, President</p></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p>Orchesis Spring Dance Concert Showcases Senior Talenthttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2477Tue, 28 May 2013 11:03:15<p><img alt="" src="/pe-health/sites/cts.cwu.edu.pe-health/files/images/Orchesis%20poster%202013.jpg" style="width: 481px; height: 320px; "></p><p>Orchesis, Central Washington University’s dance performance company, presents its annual spring Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 30, 31, and June 1, in McConnell Auditorium.&nbsp;</p><p>The 30-member company brings a wide range of dance styles to the performance, which features the work of 11 choreographers including Orchesis Director Therese Young.</p><p>Along with various modern group pieces, this year’s performance features a variety of solos and duets including modern, ballet, ballroom, and musical theatre genres. A new take on humorous theatrical styling is choreographed to Rhapsody in Blue by graduating company member Sasha Rawlinson. Returning company member Lisa Barsotti will again tear up the floor with a high-energy, rhythmic tap piece.</p><p>Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors/students and $5 for CWU students with ID. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.cwu.edu/~wildcattickets/.</p><p>The performance is co-produced by the Physical Education, School and Public Health Department and the Theater Arts Department.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p><p>Photo by Krista Chase</p><p>May 28, 2013</p>CWU Professor Receives National Association For Sport and Physical Education Awardhttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2476Mon, 13 May 2013 14:56:06<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Steve Jefferies, Central Washington University physical education professor, received the Joy of Effort Award from the </span><a href="http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/" style="line-height: 1.4;" target="_blank">National Association for Sport and Physical Education</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> (</span>NASPE<span style="line-height: 1.4;">), a non-profit professional membership association that sets the standard for practice in physical education and sport.&nbsp;</span></p><div>The award honors Jefferies’ distinguished service, dedication, and commitment to improving physical education and sport. Jefferies teaches in CWU’s Department of Physical Education, School and Public Health and is a former NASPE president. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mary Jo Sariscsany, NASPE past president, said, “The Joy of Effort [award] is given in recognition of those individuals who, by performance and style, have personified the concept that the effort made to enrich the goals and objectives of physical education and sport is a labor of love, inspired by commitment and dedication.” &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Lynn Couturier, a fellow NASPE past president, added. “During his term, his sense of humor, boundless energy, and ability to ensure tasks were completed made him a very effective leader. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of his presidency was the genesis of the idea for PE2020 as well as its implementation. The PE2020 initiative offered an opportunity for all voices to participate in defining the direction of, and developing solutions for, our profession’s next generation of professionals.”&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jefferies received the award during NASPE’s Hall of Fame Banquet during the 128th <a href="http://www.aahperd.org/" target="_blank">American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance</a> (AAHPERD) National Convention last month in Charlotte, North Carolina.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jefferies is also well known for PELINKS4U.org for physical education teachers. The monthly e-magazine has been in existence for more than a decade and continues to be a valuable resource for current and future physical educators.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In addition, he has published more than thirty scholarly articles—including in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Quest; and the International Journal of Physical Education—and has four books to his credit, as well as several DVDs. He has given more than eighty presentations at professional conferences and conducted more than fifteen workshops, clinics, and in-service trainings.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jefferies has earned several other awards including the NASPE Presidential Award, AAHPERD Honor Award, and CWU’s Distinguished Professor Award for Public Service.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Media contact: </strong>Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, loweryr@cwu.edu</div><div>&nbsp;</div>PESPH Faculty and Students Attended/Presented at the American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Conference in Charlotte North Carolina--ELLENSBURG, WAhttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2475Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:03:14<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Times"><u>Adjudicated Dance Gala Performances</u></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Times"><u>Tension </u></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Times">choreographed by Megan Zelenak.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Times">Taylor Bir, Kayla Brown, Sariina Eschels, Leah Fadenrecht</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Times"><span style="mso-tab-count:2">&nbsp; </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Times"><u>I’m Ready Now</u> choreographed by Therese Young</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:-.5in;text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Times">Krista Behling(soloist), Collier Daniels-Hall (soloist)<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">, </span>Therese Young (soloist)</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS 明朝&quot;;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:JA;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Lisa Barsotti, Taylor Bir, Kayla Brown, Lauren Corkery, Sariina Eschels, Leah Fadenrecht</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language:EN-US">Scholarly Presentations</span></u></b><br style="mso-special-character:line-break">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"><u><a href="http://aahperd.confex.com/aahperd/2013/webprogram/Paper18198.html"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language: EN-US">Effect of Cognitive Disequilibrium on Preservice Teachers Using Constructivist Service Learning</span></a></u></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language: EN-US">Stefan Ward, Mark I. Perez and Heidi Henschel Pellett, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA</span><br><br><u><a href="http://aahperd.confex.com/aahperd/2013/webprogram/Paper18676.html"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language: EN-US">Intensity Levels in Children Ages 7–10 While Traverse Climbing</span></a></u></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">Cyrus Darling<sup>1</sup>, Harry Papadopoulos<sup>2</sup>, Kirk E. Mathias<sup>3</sup> and James DePaepe<sup>3</sup>, (1)CWU, Ellensburg, WA, (2)Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, (3)Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">PE2020:<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>Creating a Roadmap for the Future of PE</span></u></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Stephen C. Jefferies, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA; Lynn Couturier, State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY; Tracy Krause, Tahoma High School, Covington, WA; and Steve Mitchell, Kent State University, Kent, OH</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Innovative and Inventive Health Activities</span></u></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Kelle L. </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Murphy</span><sup><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">1</span></sup><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">, <span style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Mark I. </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Perez</span><sup>2</sup> and <span style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Stefan </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Ward</span><sup>2</sup>, (1)University of Guam, Mangilao, GU, GA, (2)Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">Faculty Award</span></u></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align: none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 15.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) honored Dr. Steve Jefferies, with its Joy of Effort Award for his distinguished service, dedication, and commitment to improving physical education and sport.</span><span style="font-size:8.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-bidi-font-family:Times"><span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:15.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">Dr. Jefferies received the award during NASPE’s Hall of Fame Banquet.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language:EN-US">Student Award</span></u></b></p><p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Eric Hersman</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"> - Awarded Student Major of the Year for CWU in Physical Education and School Health</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p>Orchesis Presentshttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2473Tue, 05 Mar 2013 09:06:12<p class="MsoNormal">Ellensburg, WA--CWU Orchesis presents “When Words Aren’t Enough”, a choreography showcase featuring choreography by Jelani Kee and Megan Smith.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>There will be a range of dance styles exhibited from contemporary jazz and hip hop to tap and swing.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>The show is Thursday, March 7<sup>th</sup> at 5:00 in the Nicholson Pavilion Dance studio 106.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>Admission is free.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>Come celebrate the end of winter quarter!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Public Health's Kim Hitchcock--Inspirationalhttp://www.cwu.edu/pe-health/node/2472Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:04:13<p>Kim Hitchcock, a Public Health Education Major here at CWU is highlighted in the CWU Connections alumni magazine to be released soon.&nbsp; Her caring, passion, and determination in the face of many daunting challenges are a model for many.</p>