CWUNewsNews Hour Fall 2019 Schedule, 02 Jul 2019 15:27:57<p></p>CWU Professor Awarded Best Poster at AIESEP, 30 Jul 2018 12:16:19<p>Dr. Tanjian Liang presented at the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education in Edinburgh, Scotland during July 25-28, 2018.&nbsp; He and his colleague were awarded the 2nd position in the poster session at the 2018 AIESEP World Congress. The title of his poster session was <span style="font-size:12.0pt">“Physical Education Teacher Candidates’ Development of Caring Relationships”.</span>&nbsp; He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education, School Health and Movement Studies.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 240px; height: 320px;"></p><h4>&nbsp;</h4></span style="font-size:12.0pt">CWU Professor Leads Service Learning in Guam, 16 Jul 2018 07:51:10<p><img alt="" src="/peshms/sites/" style="width: 475px; height: 316px;"></p><p>Mark Perez grew up in Sinajana, attended the University of Guam, taught at the Department of Youth Affairs and Southern High School, and eventually left to obtain his master's degree and doctorate in the mainland.</p><p>That was 20 years ago.</p><p>Now a professor of health education at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, Perez also has been coming back to Guam to visit family and friends every summer since. At one time, he also taught at the UOG summer camp. Then seven years ago someone said to him, "Let's try to get students to come here and experience the culture."</p><p>That's what Perez has been doing ever since then. For the summer, he brings CWU students who are studying health education and public health so they can receive real-world working experience.</p><p>Read more of this story in the <a href="" target="_blank">Guam Daily Post</a>.</p>Alumni 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>