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How To: Academic Writing

Although formulaic and attractive, students find academic writing hard to fully acquire and master. Research has shown that students’ personal commitments and various forms of writing support affect progress in their studies (Martunsio & Turkulainen, 2010). In this presentation, Dr. Mira Bekar will focus on the importance of summarizing, paraphrasing texts, and recognizing logical fallacies. Acquiring all these skills can help academic writers gain more confidence and structure their thoughts in a more reader-friendly way. Students will be invited to discuss their own strategies of designing logical texts and presenting other people’s views.

Dr. Bekar is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, R. N. Macedonia. She has been teaching applied linguistics and academic writing to Macedonian and international students. Her research interests include (critical) discourse analysis, academic L1/L2 writing, online communication, and qualitative research methods. She is also an eco-activist. (m.bekar@flf.ukim.edu.mk)

“Esports Immigration Alternatives for International Gamers” Sport Management Research Meeting

HENRY EVANS, J.D., M.A., will speak in the third Sport Management research meeting of the Fall 2019 semester.

His presentation, “Esports Immigration Alternatives for International Gamers,” happens 4:00–5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, in Cleveland Hall 255 in Pullman, Washington.

Professional video gaming has become increasingly popularity over the last decade. Video games have become more than just a source of entertainment and are now a source of livelihood for many professional gamers. Many of them are not residents of the United States but still wish to enter the country to compete in major tournaments in the United States. Entry has proven difficult due to unreliable and inconsistent visa options for professional gamers, forcing them to either be left behind or enter the country without appropriate documentation. This presentation will discuss the options esports competitors have to temporarily visit the United States until the P-1A visa (granted to athletes and performers) becomes a more stable option for professional gamers.

Sport Management research meetings are organized by the Sport Management program at Washington State University. They occur monthly and feature faculty and student presentations of ongoing and completed research projects. Students and faculty from all programs are welcome to attend.

Access here the meetings video archive

A Balancing Act: Faculty and First Gen

SUPPORTING OUR FIRST GEN COUGS

A NASPA First Forward Webinar

Navigating higher education as a first-generation college students can be challenging. Becoming faculty and identifying as first-gen adds a contextual layer to the higher education journey that must be discussed and explored! Presenters will share testimonials and personal narratives about how their intersecting identities, personal backgrounds, and life experiences inform their pedagogy and research practices. They will also share how identifying as first-gen continues to influence their academic identities. As such, the live briefing will focus on the lived.

This event is sponsored by: the WSU Division of Student Affairs, Office for Access & Opportunity, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program, Multicultural Student Services, Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, Global Campus, College of Education, The Bookie, Common Reading Program and the ADVANCE grant.

Sport Management Research Meeting: Student Baseball Analytics

Four undergraduate students at Washington State University, Dante Ludlow, Matthew Cho, Alex Yano and Reagan Stubb, will speak in the first Sport Management research meeting of the Fall 2019 semester. Their presentation entitled, “MLB Pitching Strategies: 2019 SABR Diamond Dollars Case Competition,” happens 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, in Cleveland Hall 255 in Pullman.

This spring, Washington State University had its first-ever team of students compete in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition at the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Undergraduate students Dante Ludlow, Matthew Cho, Alex Yano, and Reagan Stubb were tasked with developing a strategy for MLB teams to most effectively distribute innings within a pitching staff. The team will be presenting their findings and projected results for every MLB team, as well as discussing the experience of traveling to the conference, a trip that was partially funded by the Sport Management program.

Sport Management research meetings are organized by the Sport Management program at Washington State University. They occur monthly and feature faculty and student presentations of ongoing and completed research projects. Students and faculty from all programs are welcome to attend.

Those who miss the presentations but are interested in the topic can access the video archive of past presentations here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0RdCHElWWJj0-X_x4EyAgA/videos.

Scott Landis

Scott Landis

Clinical Assistant Professor
Athletic Training
Pullman campus
Smith Gym 211A
Pullman, WA  99164

509-335-4593

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Guest Speaker — On the Power of the Memoir: Writing Black Lives Into the Future

Graphic showing Sharnell Moore with text to the side giving information about the event.

There will be a book signing and tasty appetizers to follow on the Pullman Campus.  WSU Global Campus will stream the event from 6:00-7:00 p.m. PDT through a closed registration feed.

General you tube: https://youtu.be/yiRxdH_r-fE

Best place to watch and write comments https://connections.wsu.edu/watch-live/

If people from your campus would like to submit questions for the speaker, please make sure that you are connected to global connections link (and not the youtube link). Someone from Global Campus will monitor the chat for questions. I will be sure to frequently check in with the feed for TC, Van and Spokane questions. The set up for the event will be more of a dialogue than a lecture (per his request), so I anticipate lots of room for questions. Instead of him delivering a lecture at the podium, he will be seated with David Leonard, and Lisa Guererro and they will have a conversation about his work.

 

About the author

Darnell L. Moore is the author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. He is currently Head of Strategy and Programs at Breakthrough US and is the former Editor-at-Large at CASSIUS (an iOne digital platform) and a senior editor and correspondent at Mic. He is co-managing editor at The Feminist Wire and an edi-tor of The Feminist Wire Books (a series of University of Arizona Press). He is also a writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University.

Darnell’s advocacy centers on marginal identity, youth development and other social justice issues in the U.S. and abroad. He hosted Mic’s digital series, The Movement, which was nominated for a Breakthrough Series: Short Form Award at the 2016 IFP Gotham Awards. He has led and participated in several critical dialogues including the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women; the 50th Anniver-sary of the March on Washington National Panel on Race, Discrimination and Poverty, the 2012 Seminar on Debates on Religion and Sexuality at Harvard Divinity School, and as a member of the first U.S. delegation of LGBTQ leaders to Palestine in 2012.

A prolific writer, Darnell has been published in various media outlets including MSNBC, The Guardi-an, Huffington Post, EBONY, The Root, The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Gawker, Truth Out, VICE, Guernica, Mondoweiss, Thought Catalog, Good Men Project and others, as well as numerous aca-demic journals including QED: A Journal in GLBTQ World Making, Women Studies Quarterly, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology, Transforming Anthropology, Black Theology: An International Journal, and Harvard Journal of African American Policy, among others. He also edited the art book Nicolaus Schmidt: Astor Place, Broadway, New York: A Universe of Hairdressers (Kerber Verlag) and has published essays in sev-eral edited books.
Darnell has held positions of Visiting Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Yale Divinity School, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University and the Institute for Research in African American Stud-ies at Columbia University. He is presently Writer-in-Residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexuality, and Social Justice at Columbia University. He has taught in the Women and Gender’s Studies and Public Administration departments at Rutgers University, Fordham University, City College of New York City and Vassar College. Darnell has also provided keynote addresses at Harvard University, Williams College, Stony Brook University, New Jersey City University, Stanford University, and the New School.

Darnell received the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the American Conference on Diversity for his advocacy in the City of Newark, where he served as Chair of the LGBTQ Concerns Advisory Commission. He is the recip-ient of the 2012 Outstanding Academic Leadership Award from Rutgers University LGBTQ and Diversity Re-source Center for his contributions to developing the Queer Newark Oral History Project. He received the 2013 Angel Award from Gay Men of African Descent and the 2014 Gentleman of the Year Award from the Gentlemen’s Foundation. He was listed as a one of Planned Parenthood’s Top 99 Dream Keepers in 2015, was featured in USA Today’s #InTheirOwnWords multimedia feature on contemporary civil rights activists, was named among EBONY Magazines’s 2015 Power 100, Time Out New York’s Eight LGBT Influencers, Be Modern Man 100, and The Root 100 2016 and 2018.

He assisted in organizing the Black Lives Matters Ride to Ferguson in the wake of Mike Brown’s tragic murder and along with Alicia Garza, Patrisee Cullors, and Opal Tometti (#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders) developed the infrastructure for the BLM Network.

Sport Management guest lecture: “Performing in the spectacle: The 21st-Century Gladiator and the Modern-Day Coliseum”

Dr. Ashleigh-Jane Thompson, a Lecturer and Program Director within La Trobe University’s Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, will present a guest lecture entitled, “Performing in the spectacle: The 21st-Century Gladiator and the Modern-Day Coliseum,” 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, in Cleveland Hall 30E.

Social media have become pervasive parts of modern society, consumer culture and are now an important facet of sport communication. In this talk, Dr. Thompson will consider the growing importance of social media as a sport communication tool, share how athletes are negotiating and performing in this new arena, and the exciting new opportunities that make sport fans part of the spectacle. She will also discuss whether social media serves up the right results for stakeholders involved in a global sport like tennis.

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The good, bad, and ugly of social media in sport will be discussed at Washington State University Pullman by a professor from La Trobe University in Australia, in an open lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, in Cleveland Hall 30E.

Ashleigh-Jane Thompson’s lecture, titled “Performing in the Spectacle: The 21st-Century Gladiator and the Modern-Day Coliseum,” will discuss the growing importance of social media as a communication tool in sport.

“The strategic use of social media might help sport brands create an authentic connection with fans, and develop social bonds that are not easily copied by competitors,” said Thompson, who directs study programs in Sport Development and Management in the La Trobe Business School.

“Social media’s lack of geographical and temporal boundaries allow fans to feel part of the tournament, even if they are thousands of kilometers away. Fans forget they are communicating with a company.”

Thompson studies the impact of communication between sport organizations, athletes, and consumers.

If used correctly, social media allows athletes to cultivate their image and increase their potential endorsement value. However, when used incorrectly, it can cause irreparable harm.

“Whether athletes want to acknowledge it or not, they are public figures and receive increased attention, and social media enhances this,” Thompson said. “There’s a fragility around an athlete’s playing career – for example, through injury – but there’s also the possibility of athletes destroying their career through posts to social media.”

Thompson is originally from New Zealand, a sport-mad nation that often punches above its weight in global contests. “I’m hoping to share with you a view inside New Zealand’s unique outlook on sport, our idolized stars and the use of social media,” Thompson said about her visit to Pullman.

“Australia and New Zealand are very technologically advanced, and frequent test markets for new digital products,” said Simon Licen, assistant professor of sport management and program coordinator. “Dr. Thompson will introduce us to the ‘tomorrow’ of today’s technologies.”

Thompson has studied a range of sports including elite tennis, rugby, and cricket. She maintains connections within the sport industry and provides guidance to national and international sport organizations and events.

“This presentation will be particularly valuable to people interested in social media and sport in university departments, Olympic sports, and beyond, who cannot count on league mastodons to provide detailed guidelines and rather need to rely on their own creativity and originality when using cutting-edge technology,” Licen said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Thompson will present a guest lecture on alcohol and sport in New Zealand to students in a course on sport and popular culture. She studied alcohol advertisement in rugby and cricket world cups hosted by the island nation.

The event is hosted by the Sport Management program in the College of Education.

International social media scholar to speak at WSU

 

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