Wednesday, September 27, 2006

SYMPOSIUM: 8th International Symposium for Olympic Research

8th International Symposium for Olympic Research
at The International Centre for Olympic Studies
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
19 October - 21 October 2006

Thursday, October 19
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Symposium Opening: Open to the Public,
Labatt Health Sciences Building Room 40
Welcoming Remarks
Musical Entertainment
20th Ioannides Memorial Lecture – Keynote Address
Nigel Crowther, “The Spirit of Competition (Agon) in the Olympic Games: From the Ancient to the Modern World”
(Moderator R. Barney)
Reception in Olympic Centre / Lobby

Friday, October 20
8:30 am – 10:00 am– Olympic Firsts: Stars and Strokes (Moderator N. Crowther)

Rusty Wilson, “Douglas Fairbanks and the Birth of Hollywood's Love Affair with the Olympics”
Maynard Brichford, “Olympic Personas”
David Barney & Robert Barney, “A Long Night’s Journey into Day: The Odyssey of the Butterfly Stroke in International Swimming”

10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00 – A Moral Breed: IOC Personalities of the Old School
(Moderator J. Arbena)

Garth Paton, “James G. B. Merrick (1871-1946): Sports Organizer, Negotiator, Canada’s Second IOC Member”
Tony Bijkerk, “An Olympian Life: Herman Adriaan Van Karnbeek: Dutch IOC Member, a Man for all Seasons”
John Lucas, “Almost the Last American Disciple of Pure Olympic Games Amateurism: John Jewett Garland’s Tenure on the International Olympic Committee, 1948-1968”

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch in Olympic Centre / Lobby

1:00 – 2:30 – Cultural Imperialism and Legacies (Moderator J. Lucas)

Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Ian Henry, Eleni Theodoraki, Mansour Al-Tauqi, “Cultural Imperialism and the Diffusion of Olympic Sport in Africa: A Comparison of Pre- and Post- Second World War Contexts”
Jeffrey Segrave, “Pietro Metastasio’s L’Olimpiade: A Textual Exegesis and Analysis of the Role of L’Olimpiade in Olympic Games History”
Helen Lenskyj, “The Olympic (Affordable) Housing Legacy and Social Responsibility"

2:30 - 3:00 – Ceremony for James Worrall, Pres. Davenport Presiding

3:00 – 3:30 – Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30 – 17th Earle F. Zeigler Lecture – Keynote Address (Moderator R. Barney), Labatt Health Sciences Building Room 35
Dongguang Pei, “A Question of Names: The Solution to the "Two Chinas" Issue in Modern Olympic History: The Final Phase, 1971-1984”

Friday Evening – Free

Saturday, October 21 Session 1

8:30 am – 10:00 am -The Summer Games: Rowers and Dunkers (Moderator C. Torres)

Celia Maria Hernández Prado/ Humberto García García, "History of Olympic Rowing in Cuba"
Amanda Schweinbenz, “Conspicuously Absent: An Analysis of the Introduction of Lightweight Women’s Rowing onto the 1996 Olympic Program”
Carson Cunningham, "Basketball Bedlam in Barcelona: The Dream Team, A Reflection of the Globe's 'New Order'”

10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00 -The Winter Games: Skaters and Sliders (Moderator E. Hanley)

Wanda Wakefield, “The Bobsled Controversy and Squaw Valley's Olympic Winter Games”
Megan Popovic, “From Terje to the Flying Red Tomato: Snowboarding's Incorporation into the Olympic Games”
Richard Baka, "The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia: A Unique Partnership Model for High Performance Sport "

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch in Olympic Centre / Lobby

1:00 – 2:30 – Torino 2006: Economics and the Palavela (Moderator K. Wamsley)

Piervincenzo Bondonio, Nadia Campaniello, “Torino 2006. What Kind of Olympic Winter Games Were They? A Preliminary Account from an Organizational and Economic Perspective”
Cheri Bradish, “Marketing the Olympic Rings: Examining the Marketing Impacts and Expectations of the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games”
Betsy Hanley, “'No Passion at the Palavela:' Sonia Bianchetti Garbato and Figure Skating’s New Judging System”

2:30 - 3:00 – Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:30 - Vancouver 2010 and A Persistent Desire (Moderator S. Wassong)

Tony Church, “Owning More Than the Podium? An Examination of the Policy Network Surrounding Canada’s Most Recent Olympic Athlete Funding Program”
Christine O’Bonsawin, “The Conundrum of `Ilaanaq’: First Nations Representation and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics”
Cesar Torres, “A Persistent Desire: An Account of Buenos Aires’ Bids to Host the Olympic Games”

Saturday, October 21 Session 2

8:30 am – 10:00 am – The Olympic Movement 1: Values, Education, and Amateurism (Moderator A. Bijkerk)

Otavio Tavares, “Olympic Values in the Twenty-First Century: Between Continuity and Change”
Stephan Wassong, “Olympic Education: Fundamentals, Success and Failures”
Leif Yttergren, "J. Sigfrid Edstrøm and the Nurmi Affair of 1932: The Struggle of the Amateur Fundamentalists against Professionalism in the Olympic Movement"

10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 - The Olympic Movement 2: Revival, Sponsorship, and Imperialism (Moderator A. Schneider)

Heather Reid, “Of Sport, Service, and Sacrifice: Reviving the Religious Heritage of the Olympic Games"
Chrysostomos Giannoulakis, David Stotlar, “Evolution of Olympic Sponsorship and Its Impact on the Olympic Movement”
Byron Peacock, "Avoiding Olympic Imperialism: Shedding Trickle-Down Olymponomics. In Favor of 'All Sports for All People'"

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch in Olympic Centre / Lobby

1:00-2:30 Olympic Issues: Nationalism and Idealism (Moderator G. Paton)

Heather Dichter, “Where De-Nazification and Democratization Intersect: The State Department and Foreign Office’s Role in the Re- Formation of the German Olympic Committee”
Fred Mason, “A `New-Found’ Olympic Nation: Newfoundland’s Involvement with the Olympic Games, 1904-1934”
Angela Schneider, The Ideal Olympic Athlete: Some Thoughts and Reflections on Gender Differences

2:30 – 3:00 – Coffee Break

3:00 – 5:00 – Gender and Equality (Moderator C. Adams)

Charlene Weaving, “`Up the Slope Without a Pole’: An Examination of the Relationship Between Fair Play and Gender Norms at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games”
Sarah Teetzel, “Equality, Equity, and Inclusion: Issues in Women and Transgendered Athletes' Participation at the Olympics”
Kevin Wamsley/Gordon MacDonald, “Child's Play: Decreasing Size and Increasing Risk in Women's Olympic Gymnastics”

7:30 – Conclusion – Symposium Banquet – Marienbad Restaurant

JOB: Joint Appointed 50% in Women’s Studies and 50% Health and Kinesiology

Position Announcement
Purdue University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Joint Appointed 50% in Women’s Studies and 50% in one of the following Departments: Communication, Philosophy, Health and Kinesiology, History, and English; appointment beginning August 2007.

Emphasis on women and gender, and/or intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and class in one of the following areas of specialization: Communication Studies (in particular, Public Relations, Organizational Communication, Rhetoric, and/or Technology); Continental Philosophy, Ethics/Applied Ethics, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Social and Political Philosophy; Sports Studies, with emphasis on current issues of public policy, ideology, and culture; Healthy Aging and quality of life; 20th Century Sub-Saharan History; and Latino and Minority Literature.

Qualifications: Ph.D. and commitment to interdisciplinary studies; promise of significant research productivity and record of successful teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active research program, advise and direct graduate students, and fulfill faculty service responsibilities.

Send application and supporting documents to:

Patsy Schweickart, Interim Director
Women’s Studies Program
6164 Beering Hall
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

Application Due Date: November 15. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Purdue is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals from under represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

JOB: Department Chair, California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, CA
Category: * Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Posted: 09/18/2006
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a faculty position as Professor and Department Chairperson. This rapidly growing department, within the College of Health and Human Development, offers an undergraduate major leading to a B.S. in Kinesiology and a graduate program leading to an M.S. in Kinesiology. Both degrees have several focus areas related to multiple career objectives and sub disciplines within the health and human movement field. With outstanding faculty and staff, more than 1,000 student majors, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, nationally recognized academic programs, and strong College and University support, this position offers unparalleled opportunities for a dynamic leader and visionary. Visit the departmental and University websites for additional information about our offerings and faculty

* Provide effective and innovative leadership to the Department.
* Manage academic planning, budget and resources, facilities, and external funding.
* Hire, retain, promote and mentor faculty and staff.
* Direct strategic planning for the Department.
* Promote collaborations within and across departments.
* Advocate strongly for the Department within and outside the university.
* Foster relationships between the Department and the College, University, and Community.

* Earned doctorate in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, or an allied field.
* Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research, and service.
* Proven administrative and leadership skills related to personnel management, interpersonal communication, budget and resource management, decision-making, and development are essential.
* Experience in culturally diverse, international and interdisciplinary activities and in fostering university partnerships with community and professional agencies are highly desirable.

Rank & Salary
This is a tenure-track faculty appointment with administrative responsibilities at the rank of Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and /or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement program through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, visit

Job Control Number

Appointment Date
July 2007

Application Procedures
Submit a letter of application, current vita, copy of recent publications, three letters of reference and a letter summarizing the candidate's views of (1) the role of the chairperson within the department, and (2) the future direction of the field of kinesiology with respect to curriculum and to professional and academic opportunities for graduates. Applications and inquiries should be directed to:

Chair Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6870
Fullerton, CA, 92834-6870.

Application Deadline
To assure full consideration complete applications should be received by November 1, 2006. The position will remain open until filled. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Debbie Rose, Chair of the search committee at (714) 278-5846.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity
Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

SEMINIAR: Chicago Seminar of Sport and Culture


2006-2007 SCHEDULE

Oct. 6, 2006
“Accounting for Victory: Comparing the Financial Performance of the New York Yankees and the Hilldale Daisies”

Michael Haupert
Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

Author of The Entertainment Industry, Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 2006, and “Pay Ball: Estimating the Profitability of the New York Yankees, 1915-1937,” with Ken Winter, Essays in Economic and Business History XXI (Spring 2003), pp 89-102

Nov. 17, 2006
“’Just Another Player:’ The Role of the Cold War Popular Press and Culture in Jackie Robinson’s Entry into Major League Baseball, 1946-1952”

Russ Crawford,
Dept. of History
Ohio Northern University,

Author of (in progress) Consensus All American: Sport and the Promotion of the American Way of Life During the Cold War, 1946-1965

Dec. 8, 2006
“Betsy Rae Hall: and the 1936 Women’s Olympic Swimming Team.”
James Roland Coates, Jr.
Associate Professor of Education
University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI.

Author of (in progress)Sport and Leisure in The African-American Community of Baltimore, Maryland 1890 – 1945

March 2, 2007

“Having the Necessities:” The Extraordinary DuSable High School Swimming Team of Chicago, 1935-1952.”

Robert Pruter
Government Documents Librarian
Lewis University Library

Author of Chicago Soul, Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1991.

April 6, 2007
"Ivy Leaguers and Iron Rangers Battle the Big Red Machine: Violence, Masculinity and Anti-Communism in Cold War Ice Hockey."

John Soares
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Notre Dame
Author of (in progress) Cold War, Hot Ice: International Ice Hockey During the Cold War

May 4
"Blazing Balls and Smashing Batsmen: Baseball, Race and the US Army, 1870-1920"
Stanley Arnold
Northern Illinois University

Sessions meet at 3:30-5 PM and are free. The Newberry is located at 60 W. Walton St., between Clark and Dearborn streets. Discounted parking is available at garages at 100 W. Chestnut, 100 E. Walton, and 1025 N. Clark with ticket validation at the front desk. Contact: Steve Riess: 773 442 5631 or

Monday, September 18, 2006

CFP: Academic Integrity and College Athletics in the 21st Century. On the Reoad to Disclosure?

The Drake Group
A Voice for Faculty Charged with Educating College Athletes

“Academic Integrity and College Athletics in the 21st Century.
On the Road to Disclosure?”
March 29-31, 2007

The Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Conference Hotel:
Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Ohio
1100 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44115

Invitation to Submit:

In 2007, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In addition, 2007 marks the 35th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. In recognition of these two events, The Drake Group (TDG) invites you to submit a paper abstract or a poster abstract for its 2007 conference and meeting to be held at The Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH on Thursday, March 29 and Saturday, March 31, 2007. In recognition and support of the “Girls & Women Rock: Celebrating 35 Years of Sport & Title IX” conference, being held concurrently at The Wolstein Center, no TDG sessions will be held on Friday, March 30. This will allow TDG conference attendees who wish to attend that day’s Title IX birthday celebration an opportunity to do so. Scholars from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to submit their work examining issues related to the history of college sport, faculty role in college sport reform, college sport reform movements, and other related topics.

Please be aware that proposals for sessions and panels will also be accepted. We urge you to contact the program chair prior to October 6th, 2006 if you are interested in organizing a panel or session.

Abstract Format and Submission:
Abstracts should be limited to 200 words and conform to the following requirements:
. 12 point Times New Roman font
. Prepared in word or html
. Presentation title (limited to 10 words)
. Author (s) and institutional affiliation (s)

Abstracts will be reprinted and published in the Conference Abstracts as submitted. Thus, it is imperative that these guidelines be considered prior to submitting. Due to the difficulty in reading files, please do not use bold or italics. The simpler your submission, the easier it will be to convert it into publishable form.

Submission Procedure:
Please submit abstract to Richard M. Southall at In addition, please provide full contact information where you can be reached (mailing address, office or cell phone, fax number, and email address).

Review Process:
Review criteria include:
. Relevance or significance of topic
. Reference to conceptual framework or methodology
. Consideration of implications where appropriate

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 10, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2006

Registration information, forms, schedules, and additional information about the conference will be listed on (just click on the Conference link).

Saturday, September 16, 2006

JOB: California State University, Long Beach



California State University, Long Beach is a large, comprehensive university, with a student body of more than 34,000 and 1,900 full and part-time faculty, offering 83 baccalaureate and 66 masters degrees in the liberal arts, applied and professional fields, including two doctorates in Education and Engineering. The College of Health and Human Services in which this position resides has eleven departments, 5000 majors, 11 centers for research service and graduates approximately 1,500 students per year.


Position: Assistant Professor – Sport SOCIOLOGY

Effective Date: August 27, 2007

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate degree in Kinesiology/Physical Education or a related field with specialization, and expertise in Sport Sociology. Ability to teach gender-related sport courses as well as history of sport. Ability to communicate and work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of successful undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience in Sport Sociology at a four-year college or university. Record of published research and evidence of a current research agenda in the sociology of sport, especially in topics related to diversity. Knowledge of and experience with computer languages, software, and instructional technology related to sport sociology. Ability to teach one or more activity courses.

DUTIES: Assist with coordinating and directing the graduate Sport Studies Option. Teach classes in the undergraduate Kinesiology program and graduate Sport Studies Option as well as other Kinesiology courses as assigned. Academic advisement of undergraduate and graduate students in the Kinesiology Department. Assist with the preparation and development of Department, College, and University committees. Chair Masters' Theses and graduate student research projects in area of expertise. Serve on graduate comprehensive exam committees. Other duties as assigned.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience and level of appointment.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Letter of application addressing qualifications, professional resume (including email address), three recent letters of recommendation, and an official transcript from the institution awarding highest degree.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled). Review of applications to begin November 15, 2006. Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

T. Michelle Magyar, Ph.D.
Chair, Sport Sociology Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

FAX: 562-985-8067

In addition to meeting fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state law, CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. California State University, Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

CONFERENCE: European Sport and Literature Conference

European Sport and Literature Conference
Preliminary Announcement

In March, 2007, the Institute of Coaching and Sport Education of Semmelweis University in Budapest, will host a conference devoted to European Sport and Literature. We will be inviting scholars and writers of fiction, poetry, drama, and film, to present their critical essays and original creative work concerning European sport literature.

A formal announcement and call for papers will be sent in early October with a deadline for the submission of abstracts on December 1st.

If you are interested in attending the conference or would like further details concerning the conference, please send a message to that effect to: Dr. Susan J. Bandy at susanjbandy@yahoo

CFP: 3rd International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference

Call for Papers
3rd International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference
March 1-3, 2007

Red Lion Inn at the Park
Spokane, Washington

Diversity, a concept widely employed in conversations addressing education, is seldom examined within contexts of economics, power, culture, and environment. This conference will provide a forum for scholarly discussion of diversity grounded in relationships between peoples and their economic, political, cultural, and geographical contexts. We welcome and encourage the participation of students, faculty, educators, and community members. Proposals for presentations that engage the themes of diversity, education, globalization, and related issues are invited. We are especially interested in work that engages the topic of diversity while connecting the local with the global. Proposals should address the theme of the conference from any disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, or trans-disciplinary perspective. Diversity is conceptualized broadly and includes languages, people, ideas, theoretical frameworks, ideologies, etc.

Papers and projects that address unique and promising ways of imagining diversity in society and education are especially welcome. Proposals from graduate students and professionals/practitioners are encouraged. Individual papers, panels, symposiums, film/documentary screenings, poster sessions, and other creative endeavors that address the conference theme are invited.

Proposal Deadline: November 12, 2006

Confirmed Featured Speakers:
Michael Apple, John Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin
Patti Lather, Professor, Ohio State University
Angela Valenzuela, Director, Texas Center for Educational Policy,
University of Texas, Austin
Ben Vinson III, Director, Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University

For more information contact the organizers listed below or visit
the conference website:

Bernardo Gallegos, Distinguished Professor: 509 335 3069
Steve Naranjo, GA: 509 335 8575

Email us at:

Washington State University
College of Education
Cleveland Hall, Room 352
PO Box 642114

Washington State University, College of Education
Washington State University, Office of the Vice President for Equity and Diversity
Washington State University Extension
Eastern Washington University

Friday, September 08, 2006

JOB: San Jose State University

San José State University
San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Physical Activity/Sport Studies Specialist
Department of Kinesiology

Job Opening ID (JOID): 012543

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track); rank/salary commensurate with experience and degree

1. Doctorate strongly preferred (if ABD, completion of the Doctorate will be a requirement for continued employment and will be a prerequisite for promotion and tenure). Must have expertise in teaching physical activity courses and be a specialist in sport studies. In order to be eligible for appointment at the advanced rank, the successful candidate must have broad teaching experience, and present demonstrated scholarly/professional achievement.
2. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in physical activities at the undergraduate level and sport studies at the undergraduate and graduate level, serve on thesis committees, supervise theses, supervise internships, and advise in the specialization.
3. Demonstrated ability to conduct research, develop grants, and publish. Must have a theoretical background that includes investigation as it relates to physical activities and sports studies.
4. Experience and background working in a metropolitan university setting as related to physical activities and sports studies.
5. Ability to work with colleagues to continue the development of a contemporary physical activity program and an undergraduate and graduate program in sports studies.
6. Membership in the appropriate professional associations.
7. Required: awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

1. Primary responsibility to teach physical activity courses (minimum 50% of appointment, e.g. martial arts, individual and team sports, adventure activities) and sport studies (e.g., sport history, sport philosophy) at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise theses, serve on thesis committees, and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. May also be expected to teach core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and teach in the general education program.
2. Actively engage in a community outreach to develop the physical activity and sport studies programs, and generate community involvement.
3. Conduct research, develop grants, present professional papers, and publish in physical activities or sport studies professional journals.
4. Serve on department and university committees as appropriate.
5. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 21, 2007

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by
December 1, 2006 to: (Please include the Job Opening ID number –JOID- on all correspondence.)

Mailing Address/Information Contact:
Chair, Physical Activity/Sport Studies E-mail:
Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology Phone (408) 924-3012
One Washington Square Fax (408)924-3053
San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0054 For more information see:

The University:
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Within a sixty-mile radius multiple professional sports franchises, corporate/private fitness organizations, and Division I, II, and III college athletic opportunities exist. The University is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 945,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular natural, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

SJSU is an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU student, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The latest San Jose State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San Jose’s annual safety report buy contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the website at

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

CONFERENCE: Sporting Sounds

"Sporting Sounds"

A Conference on Sport and Music
To be held at the University of Aarhus, Denmark

27 - 28 September 2006
9.00 - 16.30
Sø Auditorierne (Lakeside Lecture Theatre) Auditorium 2
(further details from John Bale (

CONFERENCE: British Society of Sports History Silver Jubilee

BSSH Silver Jubilee Conference: An International Celebration of Sports History
University of Stirling (Scotland)

24-26 August 2007

Advance notice
In 2007 the British Society of Sports History will celebrate its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion its annual conference will feature a number of special events/features. These will include:

* papers by leading international scholars reviewing the present and future of sports history in North America, Australasia and the UK
* a review of the history of sports history by Professor Tony Mason
* the launch of the new annual Sport in History prize for the best article published in that journal
* the annual Sir Derek Birley Memorial Lecture, to be given by Professor Wray Vamplew, editor of the Journal of Sport History
* postgraduate bursaries to assist outstanding new scholars

A Call for Papers will be announced shortly.

The University of Stirling is located in 310 acres of countryside, on the shores of a loch, by an 18th-century castle and beneath rolling hills. Further information can be found at:

Initial enquiries can be directed to Wray Vamplew on

To join BSSH please contact Dr Mike Huggins on Membership includes three copies of the journal Sport in History. To request a sample copy of the journal please visit

Martin Johnes
History Department / Adran Hanes
Swansea University / Pryfysgol Abertawe
Swansea / Abertawe
Wales / Cymru

Telephone / Ffon: +44 (0)1792 295777
Email / Ebost:
Website / Safwe:

Saturday, September 02, 2006

JOB: Deparment Head, Kennesaw State University

Position: Department Chair, Health, Physical Education and Sports Science
Institution: Kennesaw State University
Location: Georgia
Date posted: 9/1/2006
Application deadline: 11/17/2006

WellStar College of Health and Human Services
Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science

Kennesaw State University, a growing and progressive university in Georgia's public system of higher education, invites applications for the twelve-month, tenure-track administrative faculty position as Department Chair in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Science beginning August, 2007. Located on an attractive campus in suburban NW metropolitan Atlanta, Kennesaw State University enrolls 18,500 traditional and nontraditional baccalaureate and master's students and is engaged in an impressive array of applied research, scholarship and professional service initiatives.

For a full description of this position and application procedures go to For further information about KSU visit our home page at To guarantee consideration, application materials must be postmarked by November 17, 2006.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, or sexual orientation, as authorized by law. Georgia is an Open Records State. AA/EOE.

Friday, September 01, 2006

GRANT: Diversity in Sport (Dissertation)


The Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the Diversity in Sport Dissertation Grant. This is a $750 award presented to a student who will complete a doctoral dissertation by August 15, 2007. Any doctoral student conducting research in the area of diversity in sport is eligible for the grant.

Diversity represents one of the most important issues facing persons in sport today. From a managerial standpoint, changing demographics, equal employment opportunity laws, and social pressures have all contributed to the increased heterogeneity of sport organization employees. The increased diversity can have both positive and negative effects for individual, groups, and the organization as a whole. As such, it is imperative for managers to (a) understand how diversity influences the workplace, (b) factors that can facilitate the positive effects of diversity, and (c) strategies that can be employed to ameliorate the potential negative effects of such differences.

From a social standpoint, sport has historically been a context where persons with certain characteristics—that is, White, able-bodied, heterosexual, Protestant men—have been privileged relative to those persons who do hold those characteristics. This form of privilege is largely still in place today. Social scientists are charged, therefore, with understanding (a) the experiences of members of under-represented groups, (b) how their experiences in sport influence their subsequent attitudes and behaviors, and (c) what policies can be implemented to ensure that sport is a setting open to all persons, irrespective of their demographic characteristics, values, or beliefs.

Students should complete the attached information sheet, complete a proposal for funding, and provide a detailed budget. Each proposal should be no more than three pages of text (excluding references, tables, figures, and/or appendices). The proposal should include (a) an introduction, (b) an overview of the theoretical framework adopted for the study, (c) the proposed methods, (d) the data analytic procedures, (e) the expected results, and (f) the implications of the research for the study of diversity in sport. On a separate page from the written proposal, students should provide a detailed budget of how they plan to use the funds. Proposals should also include a letter of support from the student’s advisor. Preference will be given to those studies focusing on the issues outlined in the Overview section.

Students should submit four copies of the grant proposal to:
George B. Cunningham, PhD
Laboratory for Diversity in Sport
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University
4243 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4243

Note that Texas A&M University System employees are not eligible for the award.

The deadline for submission is October 20, 2006. A decision will be made by November 3, 2007, and funding distributed thereafter. The funding decision will be made by four faculty members associated with the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport. Questions should be directed to: George Cunningham, PhD; Director, Laboratory for Diversity in Sport; Email:; Phone: (979) 458-8006.
Additional Information.

If awarded the grant, students are required to: (a) provide the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport with a copy of the dissertation, (b) list the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport as a sponsor of the research in the dissertation and in subsequent presentations and publications, and (c) provide the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport with copies of published articles emanating from the dissertation.
Laboratory for Diversity in Sport.

Founded in 2003, the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport is housed within the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. The Laboratory is dedicated to producing and disseminating research related to all forms of diversity within the sport context.

The purpose of the Laboratory is to examine and seek to understand how diversity impacts team and organization performance, individual affect, and people’s behaviors. Therefore, research from the Laboratory is aimed at investigating under-represented persons and groups, diverse dyads, heterogeneous teams, and individuals’ outcomes when surrounded by dissimilar others. Such research allows for a greater understanding of how diversity impacts individuals and teams, as well as the benefits of diversity.

In addition to awarding the Diversity in Sport Dissertation Grant, the Lab also produces:

• The Diversity in Athletics Award: The Diversity in Athletics Award recognizes the NCAA Division I-A athletic departments that excel in the area of diversity. Departments are recognized in seven categories: diversity strategy, sex diversity of department employees, racial diversity of department employees, graduation of African American male student athletes, graduation of African American female student athletes, Title IX compliance, and overall excellence in diversity. The Award is presented on an annual basis by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University.

• Diversity in Sport Organizations Interview Series: This product represents interviews with leaders from around the world concerning various diversity-related topics. Interview areas include: an overview of diversity, health implications of diversity, race and ethnicity, sex and leadership, disability and sport, and strategies for managing a diverse workplace.

For more information concerning the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, please see the Lab website: