Therapeutic Recreation: Upcoming Speaker & Wheelchair Basketball Club on a Roll


For National TR Month, TR faculty and students have invited Tim Gattenby from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to be our Keynote Speaker.  Tim is a Distinguished Faculty Associate in the Department of Kinesiology where he directs the Adapted Fitness and Personal Training program. The title of his talk, “Adapted Fitness: An evolution of perceptions and an awareness of diverse abilities” will be delivered next Wednesday, March 5 at 6pm in Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library.

Also, we were just granted approval for the first ever wheelchair basketball sport club at the University of Tennessee!  UTK has over 3,000 students registered for accommodations through SDS and there are currently 35 students with a mobility disability. This is yet another opportunity to provide educational and recreational opportunities for all students while also promoting inclusion.

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Considering consulting as a possible career path?


The Center for Career Development would like graduate students to know of the following opportunity.

Considering consulting as a possible career path? Or just curious about what consultants do? Attend the Consulting Industry Seminar on Monday. March 2nd. This is a professional development opportunity for any non-business majors to learn more about the Consulting industry and what they look for when hiring individuals. You will hear about the fundamentals of the key firms in the industry, how they are set up in terms of practice area, and the nature of work as a consultant in this one hour overview on the industry.  Information on the interview process and the use of case interviews will be included along with career progression and salaries in the profession.

See more information on register on Handshake: https://utk.joinhandshake.com/events/447359/share_preview

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Graduate Student Colloquium on March 11th, 2020


Please save the date for the 16th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium on March 11th, 2020.

1:00-1:50pm – Poster Presentation-Student Union, 272A
2:00-3:30pm – Oral Presentation – Student Union, 169

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Summer School in history and sociology of sport 


Summer School in history and sociology of sport 

Paris, 2020

International Summer School for Young Researchers – Course for PhD Students.

Date: 22nd of June – 26th of June, 2020
Place: Department of Sports Sciences, Université Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France

Gathering the initiatives of the universities of Copenhagen, Paris and Lausanne, the 2020 summer school is the first edition of a new session supported by five universities and two learned societies in sports history.

Aims and topic 

The Summer School 2020 is dedicated to young researchers in history and sociology whose work on subjects linked to physical activity and sport. These subjects cover a broad area, which allows experts and students to share experiences.

The Summer School provides a space to share information on research, theories and methods as well as to exchange ideas and knowledge about current tendencies and “hot issues” in the multiple arenas of physical activities and sports.

The Summer School will provide a forum, which enables communication, networks and cooperation among the participants, students as well as invited scholars.

The course is addressed to PhD students and young researchers and intends to support them in their scientific work. It offers students the opportunity of acquiring new knowledge, of presenting their research, of discussing problems, of obtaining advices from experts and of building up professional networks. It is intended to help young researchers to become integrated into the scientific community.

Organisation 

In keynote lectures, experts will address important questions, new approaches, problems and strategies of research, current trends and major issues in the area of sport ideologies, policies and practices. They will also be available for discussions and individual supervision.

All students will have the opportunity to present their own projects and get feedback from experts and other students. Papers with the main outlines of these projects must be submitted in advance and will be accessible for participants.

Certification

A certificate of attendance will be delivered to each participant.

Local organization 

Pierre-Olaf Schut                                  Cécile Collinet

Sandie Beaudouin                                Matthieu Delalandre

Marion Philippe                                    Jérémy Pierre

Guest lecturers invited (to confirm)

Gregory Quin, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Philippe Vonnard, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Annette Hofmann, Ludwigsburg University, Germany

Michael Krüger, University of Münster, Germany

Gerald Gems, Northcentral university, United States of America

PearlAnn Reichwein, university of Alberta, Canada

Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhaguen, Denmark

Alejandro de la Viuda Serrano, university of Madrid, Spain

Martin Polley, De Montfort university, United Kingdom

Chrisitian Vivier, Université de Franche-Comté, France

Selection of students 

Participants are expected to be PhD students or young researchers (e.g. planning a PhD) working on a project in the field of history and sociology of sport. They will be selected according to the relevance of the topic and the quality of the project. The number of students will be around 20 and the Summer School aims to include participants from various countries and cultures.

General information 

Travel and accommodation have to be paid by the participants.

The course fee covers participation in the course including social time, 5 lunches and 1 dinner.

Course fee

150€ for participants.

Call for application 

Please, fill in the online application form at : http://acp.u-pem.fr/summer-school-sport

Deadline: March 1st, 2020.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance at the end of March.

Contact

For any questions: Pierre-Olaf Schut, po.schut@u-pem.fr

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Wheelchair basketball: Open Gym and Club looking for players


As part of TR month, students will have open gym for wheelchair basketball for all students and faculty beginning tomorrow at 5pm.  We want to continue to promote all the great things we do AND TR students will be starting the first ever wheelchair basketball sport club at UT!  We currently have 5 interested students and need a minimum of 10 to have a viable club.  Both undergraduate and graduate are eligible to play.

Open gym hours

Feb. 6th Gym D, 5-6pm

Feb. 12th Gym A, 4:30-5:30pm

Feb. 19th Gym A, 4:30-5:30pm

Feb. 26th Gym D, 4:30-5:30pm

Interested in playing on the club team? Email Avery Blakenburg at nhz586@vols.utk.edu with your name, phone number, email, and net ID.

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Tomorrow: Meet the students who represent you in the Graduate Student Senate


GSS Meet & Greet tomorrow, January 28 from 10:45-11:45AM outside of HPER 235.

Do you know what the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is?

Do you know your KRSS Graduate Student Senators?

GSS Meet & Greet tomorrow, ,January 28 from 10:45-11:45AM outside of HPER 235.

Come for information, grab a slice, & win some swag.

All KRSS graduate students are invited to stop by and meet their Graduate Student Senators! During this event, you will have the opportunity to grab a slice of pizza and talk about your experience in graduate school. Come let the senators know how they can represent you! Your graduate student experience matters and your senators want to know what the graduate school can do to help make it better.  Some topics which have been brought to the graduate senate floor by other graduate senators include access to mental health resources and graduate student stipends. Vince and Brandie want to hear what is on your mind and work to figure out how the graduate school can better serve you!

Sincerely your Senators,

Brandie M. McConkey and Vince Nocera

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Meet your KRSS Graduate Student Senators


GSS Meet & Greet on January 28 from 10:45-11:45AM outside of HPER 235.

Do you know what the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is?

Do you know your KRSS Graduate Student Senators?

GSS Meet & Greet on January 28 from 10:45-11:45AM outside of HPER 235.

Come for information, grab a slice, & win some swag.

All KRSS graduate students are invited to stop by and meet their Graduate Student Senators! During this event, you will have the opportunity to grab a slice of pizza and talk about your experience in graduate school. Come let the senators know how they can represent you! Your graduate student experience matters and your senators want to know what the graduate school can do to help make it better.  Some topics which have been brought to the graduate senate floor by other graduate senators include access to mental health resources and graduate student stipends. Vince and Brandie want to hear what is on your mind and work to figure out how the graduate school can better serve you!

Sincerely your Senators,

Brandie M. McConkey and Vince Nocera

 

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