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Save The Date: AFTOC 10th Annual Conference

The Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color (AFTOC) will be hosting their 10th annual conference on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The conference will be organized around the theme of: “Why Do We Go On: Reflections Of Educators Committed To Educational Justice.” The keynote speaker will be announced sometime next year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amir Gilmore at amir.gilmore@wsu.edu

 

AFTOC General Meeting: Donuts & Discipline

AFTOC is having its next general meeting on Tuesday, October 5th, from 5-6 in ED AD 308. The topic of discussion will be focusing on disciplinary policies within K-12 education. Elementary and Secondary education students are encouraged to attend, as well as those that wish to combat these policies within the classroom. AFTOC will be providing doughnuts and handing out our merch (t-shirts) at the event!

 

If anyone has any questions, please email Christianna Lapine (Christianna.lapine@wsu.edu) or Amir Gilmore (amir.gilmore@wsu.edu).

Research Conversations: Johnny Lupinacci

Scholar-Activism: Research as Praxis in Support of Democracy in Dangerous Times

Description: In this presentation, Lupinacci asserts that all research is political. Given the global challenges for social and environmental justice educators and researchers, he will discuss the importance of scholar-activism in education research in relationship to diversity, creative democracy, and sustainability. He draws from an ecocritical framework in education influenced by anarchism, ecofeminisms, critical animal studies, and abolitionist teaching. He emphasizes the need for scholar-activist research and teaching to expose human supremacy’s connection with hierarchized rationalization and justification of racism, sexism, ableism, and classism as cultural rather than given by nature. The stakes are high, and the capacity of the planet for sustaining life with respect to cultural and biological diversity depends upon future generations learning to live creatively, democratically, and at peace with diverse ecosystems. Offering more than just a critique of anthropocentrism and a discussion to better understand scholar-activism and research as radical praxis, Dr. Lupinacci will invite participants to discuss these very real threats and dangers, as well as the need for rigorous, thoughtful, respectful scholar-activism in solidarity with a myriad of ways folkx build communities. Together we can recognize, resist, and reconstitute education to include our more-than-human cohabitants and creatively reclaim democracies in favor of multispecies inclusion, equity, and justice.

 

Join Zoom Meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/97538024178?pwd=eGhPMXpESUpaZWFYaGFnNnF3Q09TZz09&from=addon
Meeting ID: 975 3802 4178
Passcode: 914400

A handful of times each semester, we give some time to a faculty to share their research with the rest of us. These one-hour (max!) sessions are always very compelling.

Getting to Know You: Matthew Cho


Matthew (far right) with SABR Diamond Dollars Case Study baseball analytics competition teammates: from left, Alex Yano, Dante Ludlow, Reagan Stubb, and Matthew.

Matthew Cho – Sport Management Undergrad


Name: Matthew Cho
Hometown: Bellevue, WA
Year: 2021
Favorite sport: Baseball

What inspired you to study Sport Management?

I have always wanted to work in sports, and I figured this would be the best degree for me. At the end of the day, sports are a business, and I felt that learning as much information about the behind-the-scenes would be beneficial.

What advice do you have for incoming students pursuing this degree?

Something I have always struggled with was creating connections and maintaining them. You never know who can help you in the future so make sure to never burn bridges!

Tell us about your extracurricular activities while at WSU!

I was an assistant coach for the Colfax High School baseball team and helped during the Palouse Summer Series in baseball.

In 2019, you were part of a team that participated in a baseball analytics case study competition. What was the experience like?

This was an eye-opening experience for me. Not only did I represent WSU, but some of the top analytical minds in baseball minds were there and I listened to them speak. It was very humbling and a great learning experience. It helped me realized that just knowing the numbers isn’t enough.

If you could witness any event—past, present, or future—what would it be? Why?

It’s tough to choose but I would probably go back to Game 5 of the 1995 American League Division Series between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. This game saved baseball in Seattle, and I would have witnessed Ken Griffey, Jr. and Edgar Martinez in their prime.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Probably getting my current internship with Seattle University’s baseball team. Being able to influence the game plan, digging into the numbers, and providing support to the coaching staff has been awesome.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Hopefully in a position of influence in terms of game planning, scouting, and analytics for a baseball organization.

Your advice to students coping with the pandemic?

Continue looking for experiences. Organizations look for passion, but writing down you have passion on a resume isn’t enough. Rather than staying home and waiting for an opportunity, you can create a blog or a website and show your passion. However, at the end of the day, life is bigger than just sports, so take care of yourself and spend quality time with your loved ones!

Three Minute Thesis

The College of Education will host its annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) virtually this year.

Viewers may watch via a Zoom webinar: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92857297973.

In 2014, the College of Education hosted a college-level 3MT. Provost Dan Bernardo was part of the judging panel. His office then took it university wide starting in 2015, sponsoring the event, while the College of Education has administered it each year.

This year, for the eighth year in a row, the College of Education will hear its best and brightest doctoral students share their research.

Awards are: First Place – $750, Second Place – $500, Third Place – $250, Fourth Place – $100, Fifth Place – $100.

Sport Management Program Highlights


Our program strives to make sport better.

COUGS in Sport Management podcast

Episode 7 – Stephen Thomas

Episode 6 – Ryan Bates

Episode 5 – Megan Thompson

Episode 4 – Megan Vining

Episode 3 – Melissa O’Brochta

Episode 2 – Desiree Stinger

Episode 1 – Andrei Lintz

Student and Alumni Features

Hannah Martian


Education Eclipse podcast – links to MP3 file

Kiley Maag


Education Eclipse podcast – links to MP3 file

Sport Management in the Time of #COVID19

Episode 4 – Hannah Kaufman

Episode 3 – Mallory Harder

Episode 2 – Olivia Bonsen

Episode 1 – Jordan Ryan
Click here for a follow-up video

Faculty Research – Recent Highlights

Ličen, S., & Jedlicka, S. R. (In press). Sustainable development principles in U.S. sport management graduate programs. Sport, Education and Society. Read it!

Chung, J. W., Rhee, Y. C., Boyd, J., Choi, W. B., & Ha, J. P. (2020). The effect of leisure participation on the relationship between the leisure satisfaction and perceived stress: Perspective of US college students. 한국체육과학회지, 29(4), 599-609. Read it!

Jedlicka, S. R. (2020). Contested governance: UNESCO’s role in international sport, 1952-1978. Journal of Sport History, 47(1), 18-39. Read it!

Jedlicka, S. R., Harris, S., & Reiche, D. (2020). State intervention in sport: A comparative analysis of regime types. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 12(4), 563-581. Read it!

Ko, Y. J., Kim, Y. K., Kim, T., Arai, A., Rhee, Y. C., & Park, C. (2020). The impact of perceived trustworthiness on trust and commitment: A case of boosters in a university athletic programme. Sport in Society23(2), 180-203. Read it!

Kustec, S. & Ličen, S. (2020). Sport and Welfare in Central and Eastern European countries. In Martelli, S., Testa, A., & Porro, N. (Eds.). Sport, Welfare and Social Policy in the European Union (pp. 132-142). London: Routledge.

Ličen, S. (2020). Bailouts and tax breaks: Slovenian Olympic Committee’s communication during Covid-19. In P. M. Pedersen, B. J. Ruihley, & B. Li (Eds.), Sport and the pandemic: Perspectives on Covid-19’s impact on the sport industry (pp. 137-145). London: Routledge.

Jakubowska, H. & Ličen, S. (2019). The role of newspapers in the formation of gendered national identity: Polish coverage of women’s and men’s basketball championships. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 54(3), 302-324. Read it!

Ličen, S. (2019). Influence of hosting a major sports event on patriotic attitudes: The EuroBasket 2013 competition in Slovenia. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 54(3), 361-383. Read it!

Ličen, S. & Bejek, B. (2019). Slovenian daily newspaper coverage of women’s sports in 2015. Družboslovne Razprave, 35(92), 7-33. Read it!

Wong, J., & Jedlicka, S. R. (2019). When culture meets capital: Commercialism, national identity, and Vancouver’s initial attempt to join the NHL. Sport History Review, 50(2), 225-243. Read it!

Jedlicka, S. R. (2018). Appropriated authority: A theory of transnational sport governance. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10(4), 637-652. Read it!

Jedlicka, S. R. (2018). Sport governance as global governance: Theoretical perspectives on sport in the international system. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10(2), 287-304. Read it!

Rew, D. J., Kim, J. W., & Rhee, Y. C. (2018). The role of customer attitudes in building the reputation of a company sponsoring sport events. Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 21. Read it!

Rhee, Y. C., Barnes, J., Kim, W., & Carroll, D. (2018). Motivational factors influencing university selection of non-revenue generation sport student-athletes. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 12(3), 209-236.

Rhee, Y. C., & Wong, J. (2018). “Knocked out!” Marketing the Philadelphia Quakers. Journal of Sport History, 45(1), 41-65. Read it!

Brown, K. A., Ličen, S., Billings, A. C., & Devlin, M. B. (2017). Envisioning Slovenia, telecast from Brazil: Relationships between national identity and Slovenian viewership of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. International Journal of Sport Communication, 10(4), 487-507. Read it!

Kim, K. T., & Rhee, Y. C. (2017). University recreation sports safety management in U.S.: A qualitative case study. Korean Journal of Security Convergence Management, 6(3), 17-29. Read it!

Ličen, S., & Cole, A. N. (2017). Public perception of social impacts of the 2013 EuroBasket for men. International Journal of Sport Management, 18(1), 89-115. Read the abstract!

Ličen, S., Lončar, M., Delorme, N., Horky, T., & Jakubowska, H. (2017). International newspaper coverage of the 2013 EuroBasket for men. Communication & Sport, 5(4), 448-470. Read it!

Rhee, Y. C., Wong, J., & Kim, Y. (2017). Becoming sport fans: Relative deprivation and social identity. International Journal of Business Administration, 8(1), 118-134. Read it!

Sodano, R. L., Rhee, Y. C., & Kim, Y. (2017). Policy development of pre-participatory screening procedure for fitness industry. International Journal of Human Movement Science, 11(1), 49-74. Read it!

SWEA Meeting — Evan Hecker

Evan Hecker, Kamiak Elementary School principal, will be joining us and we will be discussing advice for first year teachers and preparing for evaluations from when administrators come into a teacher’s classroom. He will also be open to any questions we have about our first year teaching and what a principal might expect from us. If we breeze through that, the hiring process and tips for interviews/resumes is also a great topic to cover. He will share information he has with us and we will also ask him any questions we have!
Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/96427598926
Meeting ID: 964 2759 8926

SWEA Meeting

This will be our first SWEA meeting of the Spring 2021 semester. We will go over any housekeeping things and talk about upcoming events! I will share this Google Calendar with everyone and talk about our upcoming events!
Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/96427598926
Meeting ID: 964 2759 8926

WSU ROAR Information Session

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WSU ROAR Information Session

To receive the link for this information session, please register below. This information will help us to better prepare for the session. On the confirmation screen, write down all the Zoom info given.