CWUNewsNews Jean Putnam Made the Difference!, 17 May 2017 10:10:40<p><img alt="" src="/peshms/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 289px;"></p><p><span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" tabindex="0"><span class="hasCaption">125 who made a difference: Betty Jean Putnam taught physical education from 1967-1991 and served as Dean of Extended University Programs. She was a longtime field hockey coach and inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. She has been an active supporter and participant in CWU’s Living History Project (<a href="" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"><span>http://</span><wbr><span></span><wbr>cwura_interviews/79/</a>). <a href="" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"></a> <a class="_58cn" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="">#cwu125</a> <a class="_58cn" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="">#cwu</a> <a class="_58cn" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="">#cwualumni</a> <a class="_58cn" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="">#alwaysawildcat</a></span></span></p></span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" tabindex="0"></span class="hasCaption"></wbr></wbr>CWU to offer new Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, 07 Apr 2017 08:20:10<p>Central Washington University will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Sport Management beginning with the 2017 fall quarter.</p><p>Approved Friday, March 31, by the CWU Board of Trustees, the new program—just the fourth offered by a university in Washington—will allow students to combine classroom learning with practical experience through internships. Through the Department of Physical Education, School Health and Movement Studies, the new major is designed to meet entry-level areas of need in what is the sixth largest—and growing—industry in the United States, based on data from the Society of Health and Physical Educators.</p><p>Graduates will be prepared for careers in collegiate and professional-level athletics administration, coaching, facilities management, media, promotion and sponsorship, and physical activity and sports program administration for cities and communities.</p><p>“Our students studying sport management can pursue careers in a variety of arenas, including collegiate, professional, and Olympic sports,” said Brian McGladrey, the program’s director. “However, they could also pursue careers in sport marketing and management, with sport communications and news media firms, in corporate sponsorship and advertising, with sporting goods firms, and at arenas, stadiums, civic centers, and other similar businesses.”</p><p>The sports industry now generates more than $213 billion in annual revenues and is expected to continue to rank among the largest and most diverse industries in the nation, with career opportunities extending into and, likely, expanding even further in the future. Since 1980, educational programs in sport management have grown in number from just three to more than 300 nationwide.</p><p>“Besides traditional sports, the sports industry now involves newer alternative, action, and extreme sports—skateboarding, boogie boarding, ice climbing, snow kayaking—and new professional sports, especially for women,” McGladrey noted.</p><p>The bachelor of science degree in sport management will include a core curriculum with specializations in sport coaching, focusing on the basics of sport coaching (typically at the youth, interscholastic, or collegiate levels); physical activity programming, to learn effective physical education teaching as well as leadership and recreational-management skills, and sport business, offered through the CWU College of Business, allowing students to explore the application of marketing, organizational management, law, leadership, finance and other business principles, and related aspect as they apply to the sport industry.</p><p><strong>Media contact: </strong>Robert Lowery, director of radio services and integrated communications, 509-963-1487,<br><br>April 5, 2017</p></br></br>CWU to offer new Bachelor of Arts in Dance, 07 Apr 2017 08:18:34<p>Central Washington University will offer a new dance major beginning with the 2017 fall quarter. It will currently be the only Bachelor of Arts offered by a Washington university east of the Cascades.<br>&nbsp;<br>The new major, approved Friday, March 31 by the CWU Board of Trustees, will allow students to develop knowledge of dance styles and techniques, and hone their proficiencies and the skills necessary to pursue positions in a variety of fields.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>“Upon graduation, students enrolled in the new program will be ready a range of careers, in performance, choreography, education and teaching across an array of dance genres,” said Therese Young, CWU dance program director. “They may also pair the major with minors—such as Business Administration, a dance endorsement [for kindergarten through high school teachers], nutrition, physical activity and recreation programming, recreation management, or theatre studies—to further enhance their professional career readiness.”<br>&nbsp;<br>Young, named the 2011 Dance Educator of the Year by the Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, has developed the CWU program based on her broad-based background, which includes work with renowned professionals including the Nikolai and Alvin Ailey dance companies, jazz artist Gus Giordano, and instructors from the Royal Ballet of London.<br>&nbsp;<br>She noted that national statistics indicate that there are now nearly 203,000 employed dance teachers, which includes those in non-academic settings, and more than 20,000 professional dancers and choreographers.</p><p>“Dancers and choreographers will more and more be supplementing their performing careers by teaching,” Young added.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>The new major is an outgrowth of a survey that was conducted by Young and her fellow dance program faculty during the 2016 spring quarter. That survey found nearly one in four students—including a large percentage of university freshman—had interest in a CWU dance major.<br>&nbsp;<br>In addition, CWU will offer a dance minor, to complement majors from departments across campus including theatre studies, education, nutrition, physical activity and recreation programming, and recreation management.<br>&nbsp;<br>CWU dance program students are encouraged to participate in the American College Dance Association and collaborate with study abroad to take advantage of openings to teach in other countries.<br>&nbsp;<br>“We also like our dance students to join Central’s Orchesis Dance Company,” Young added. “It promotes dance as a performing art and allows them additional opportunities to choreograph, learn, and perform original artistic works, particularly modern and jazz dance.”<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Media contact:&nbsp;</strong>Robert Lowery, director of radio services and integrated communications, 509-963-1487,<br>&nbsp;<br>April 7, 2017</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>CWU PESH Students Attend SHAPE AMERICA, 13 Mar 2017 14:18:47<p>There are 18 CWU PESH students attending the SHAPE AMERICA National Conference in Boston, MA during the week of March 13, 2017 that are joining the professors in the Department of Physical Education, School Health and Movement Studies.</p><p><img alt="" src="/peshms/sites/" style="height: 150px; width: 200px;"></p>CWU students participate in study abroad program in Guam, 21 Jul 2016 09:55:47<p><img alt="" src="/peshms/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></p><p>While a bustle of activity at the Sinajana Senior Center is not a rare event for the local community center, it is only once a year that they are visited by a group of students from Central Washington University (CWU). For the past two weeks, a group of five pre-nursing and early education students have participated in a study-abroad program to Guam where they have been immersed in the local culture and environment.</p><p>From hiking to Pågat Cave to exploring the night market at Chamorro Village, the students have been given a guided tour of the island by Mark Perez, an associate professor with the CWU&nbsp;department of Physical Education, School Health and Movement Studies. He is also a native of Guam.</p><p>For the past six years, Perez has provided students from the university with the unique opportunity to come to Guam and experience a culture different from the one they grew up in. Apart from hiking and beach outings, the students have been involved with the University of Guam Adventure Sports Camp as well as the Sinajana Senior Center.</p><p>Read more of this story in the <a href="" target="_blank">Guam Daily Post.</a></p><p>7/21/16</p>Public Health Moves, 28 Jun 2016 16:59:20<p>The Public Health Program at CWU is on the move...literally. Public Health has been "housed" under the Department of Physical Education, School Health and Movement Studies (PESHMS) and will now be under the newly formed Department of Health Sciences beginning July 1. Dr. Rebecca Pearson has been selected as the inaugural Chair of the newly formed academic unit that includes Exercise Science, Nutrition, Paramedics, and Public Health. Please wish her well, and the entire Health Sciences Unit.</p>NEW Professional Website - Pheamerica.Org, 27 Apr 2016 14:03:58<p>PELINKS4U has changed to a new publication name and format for physical and health educators.&nbsp; Check it out:<br></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br>Now Online - Education Administration Options, 26 Oct 2015 09:40:35<p>The Department of Advanced Programs is pleased to offer the following online options for Education Adminstration degree / certificate / endorsements:</p><ul><li><a href="/peshms/node/2553">Masters of Education in School Administration&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="/peshms/node/2559"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Masters of Education in</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Higher Education</span></a></li></ul><ul><li><a href="/peshms/node/2554">Residency Principal Certificate</a>&nbsp;and <a href="/peshms/node/2554">Program Administrator in Special Education Certificate</a><ul><li>Note - Coursework only - the internship requires face to face time.</li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><a href="/peshms/node/2573">Library Media Endorsement</a><ul><li>Note - Intensive summer sessions are also available. &nbsp;Choose what works best for you!</li></ul></li></ul><p>These online programs offer the same quality educators and rigorous coursework Central is known for, now in a convenient online delivery system. &nbsp;Contact us&nbsp;at 509-963-1751 for more information.</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">CWU Professor Receives National Association For Sport and Physical Education Award, 22 Oct 2015 09:14:43<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="" 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="" 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 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,</div><div>&nbsp;</div></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Dr. Madlem Named University Strategic Planning Director, 22 Oct 2015 09:13:45<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></div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"></div class="field-items"></div class="field-item even"></br></br>