Jordan Hunter, a graduate assistant for competitive sports and special events at University Recreation and sport management student, will speak in the first Sport Management Research Meeting of the Fall 2018 semester. His presentation, “Trust the Process: Training Initiatives for Officials,” will occur 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, in Cleveland Hall 255 in Pullman.
This presentation will examine how Washington State University Recreation adjusted its officials’ development techniques to better serve the students who need more attention while being trained as sports officials. The format of the clinics was changed to focus more on long-term officiating benefits and developing the whole official. University Recreation wants to put officials in a position where they feel empowered to do a good job while officiating and ultimately retain them as an official and allowing them to advance within its programs.
Scott Jedlicka, an assistant professor in sport management, will speak in the fourth and final Sport Management Research Meeting of the Fall 2017 semester. His presentation, “A Compatibility Issue: International Sport Events and Domestic Polities,” will occur 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, in Cleveland Hall 255 in Pullman.
In the last decade, international sport and multi-sport events seem to be receiving a warm welcome from undemocratic regimes. Dr. Jedlicka’s study attempts to empirically verify whether the ostensible shift toward autocratic host destinations is actually taking place. As international sport organizations struggle to reclaim the moral authority eroded by scandal, the association of sport with autocratic regimes may bring further unwanted scrutiny and undermine these organizations’ pursuit of public redemption.
The Sport Management Club will have a meet and greet for all interested students. It will be held Tuesday, August 29 starting at 6:16 p.m. in Cleveland 247. There will be food, refreshment, and games. Mark this in your calendar. Come and have fun with fellow students who share your passion for Sport Management.