Spring 2012University Updates

Spring 2012: Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Math & Computer Science, Music

Kinesiology: Youth fitness focus

In November Mindy Mayol, Lisa Hicks, and about a dozen students A. Barcome, J. Filip, E. Moreland, M. Shannon, M. Amaya, S. Forester, M. Jerome, E. Kenney, C. Kitchen, E. Long,  E. Musgrove, C. Nelson, and C. Pennington presented “Moving the ‘Millennials’ to Fitness” at the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Regional Conference in Indianapolis. Hicks, Mayol, and students Barcome, Filip, Moreland, Shannon, R. Arney, K. Howdyshell, Kenney, Long, Pennington, and K. Thompson also presented “Sculpting the Future Generation: Strength & Core Training.” Heidi Rauch and students Katelin Casselman, Allison Combs, Mistie Hayhow, and Colleen Rader presented “Teaching Healthy Weight and Body Image to Today’s Youth” and “Surviving the Stressors of College.”

Last year K. Lee Everett and colleagues had “Influence of Eccentric Exercise on the H:Q ratio” published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. In October, Everett, Matthew Beekley, and student Jessica Shipe presented two posters at the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis. Also in October, Everett helped present on hamstring-to-quadriceps ratios in Division I women’s soccer players at Central States American College of Sports Medicine in Overland Park, Kan. Along with other colleagues, Everett presented “Perceived Benefits of Physical Activity in a College Population” at Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine in Harrisburg, Penn., last November.

Last fall Michael Diacin published “Strategies Utilized by Parents in Order to Negotiate Constraints Acting upon their Children’s Sport and Recreation Activity Involvement” in Physical & Health Education Academic Journal. He also presented the Sport Internship Panel at the 2011 Indiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Convention.

Jennifer VanSickle presented the Sport Leadership Roundtable at the 2011 Indiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Convention. Additionally, VanSickle is serving on the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Indiana Host Committee. That group is responsible for the planning and execution of NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships being held in Indianapolis for the next seven years. She also served on the volunteer committee for the 2012 Super Bowl.

In January Lisa Hicks presented “Changing with Demand: How to Flourish in Higher Education Kinesiology” and “Flourishing in Higher Education with Entrepreneurial Programs” at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education in San Diego, Calif.

Krannert School of Physical Therapy: Windy city presentations

In February many faculty and students presented research at the American Physical Therapy Association meeting in Chicago. Linda Biggers ’09, Peter Rundquist, and students Conner Ertel ’10, Lenn Lebryk, and Jordan Schaaf ’10 presented “Effects of Lymphedema on Shoulder Kinematics and Function in Survivors of Breast Cancer.”

Stephanie Combs ’99 and students Lindsay Brower, Dawn Colburn, Amanda Harmeyer ’10, Tara Poole ’10, and Anu Kalpathi Parameswaran ’12 presented on the topics relating to treadmill training and chronic stroke. At the TechnoPalooza presentations of the meeting, Margaret Finley and Combs presented on therapeutic exercise in persons with deficits from stroke.

Finley, Combs, and students Kristen Carnahan ’10, Sarah Peacock ’10, and Ashley Van Buskirk presented “Comparison of ‘Less-Affected Limb’ Reaching Kinematics in Individuals with Chronic Stroke and Healthy Age-Matched Controls.” And as chair of the Section on Pediatrics Task Force Kathy Martin ’90 ’03 led “Member Forum on Development of Pediatric Diagnostic Language” on the role and scope of diagnosis in pediatric physical therapy. Martin also hosted the local AMBUCs (formerly American Business Clubs) chapter on campus in September for a community outreach event, and article with photos appeared in their winter magazine.

Bill Staples ’05 ’10 was elected president of the Section on Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Mathematics & Computer Science: Technology in mathematics

Last fall, Leslie Gardner published “Designing a Statewide Program of Study in Supply Chain Management for Second-ary Schools and Career Centers in Indiana: A Case Study” in Operations Management Education Review and “Designing and Articulating Supply Chain Management Degree Programs in a Community College and Comprehensive University” in the ACBSP Annual Edition Managing Business Education in the New Fiscal Reality.

Travis Miller ’99 published two peer-reviewed book chapters regarding the use of technology in mathematics education. “A Model for Asynchronous Discussions in a Mathematics Content Course” appeared in Teaching Mathematics Online: Emergent Technologies and Methodologies. “A Theoretical Framework for Implementing Technology for Mathematics Learning” appeared in Educational Technology, Teacher Knowledge, and Classroom Impact: A Research Handbook on Frameworks and Approaches.

Music: Hitting the right notes

At the Indiana Music Educators Association/National Association for Music Education conference in Fort Wayne, junior Andrew Moran was one of three students from the state to receive the prestigious Outstanding Future Music Educator Award. Moran also serves on the IMEA Executive Board as one of two collegiate representatives for IMEA.

In January Harry Miedema, director of Jazz Studies, received the 2011–12 Outstanding Collegiate Music Educator Award from the Indiana Music Educators Association. Miedema’s work as a professional musician is extensive and reflects the vast range of his abilities and proficiencies as a performer. His training and experience as a professional jazz musician and in teaching strategies have made him one of the most well-known and most sought-after jazz educators in the state. He has spent countless hours in classrooms throughout the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area and Indiana, serving as a mentor to students and practicing educators. As an extension of his mentorship, Miedema hosts the weekly educational program “How Jazz Works” on WICR and served for a number of years as the contributing jazz editor for the Indiana Musicator.

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