Monday, September 26, 2011
Call for Papers
Communication & Sport
Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31, 2012
Embassy Suites Conference Center – East Peoria, IL
Hosted by Bradley University
If the first four Summits are any indication of the burgeoning interest in sports
communication research, then the fifth Summit will certainly have much to offer. Our
hope is that the upcoming Summit will serve as a vehicle for the exchange of concepts,
theories and approaches to the study of communication and sport. Take this unique
opportunity to connect with other sports communication scholars.
We invite you to consider presenting at the 2012 conference. To ensure that we offer a
balance of topics, we ask that you consider responding to this call for papers.
Scholars who are interested in presenting research that explores communication and sport
are encouraged to submit abstracts or full-length manuscripts for consideration.
Options for submission:
Abstracts (200-500 words)
To submit an abstract, click here and complete the online form.
Full-length manuscripts (5,000-10,000 words, APA style)
To submit a completed manuscript, send as an attached PDF file, word format to:
Author name and contact information (institutional affiliation, email address and
telephone number) should be in the body of the email. However, no information
identifying the author or university affiliation may appear in the attached PDF
Up to two submissions from the same author will be considered. Submissions that
explore theoretical and/or critical issues related to the study of sports communication are
invited and all methodologies are welcome. Submission deadline is October 7, 2011.
Any submission with an email date stamp after October 7 will not be considered.
Presenters will be notified of presentation acceptance via email by December 1, 2011.
Inquiries regarding submissions can be sent to Dr. Paul Gullifor at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the Summit will be available at: http://communicationandsport.org/
Be sure to bookmark the site and check it regularly!!
Summit Schedule (Tentative):
Opening Reception TBD
Opening Luncheon (free with registration) w/Keynote
Closing Luncheon (free with registration)
Bradley University is proud to host the Fifth Summit on Communication and Sport.
Bradley, with its new curriculum in Sports Communication, is a natural home for the
Fifth Summit. The academic program, only in its third year, boasts more than 100
majors, a sports communication library, a partnership with NBC/Universal for the 2012
Summer Olympics, and a world-class faculty.
Bradley University, as the host of the conference, has proven its ability to prepare
graduates for careers in communication and sport. Our current play-by-play announcers
In addition, Peoria, Illinois, boasts a rich sports history and culture. Many legendary
sports broadcasters started their careers in Peoria, including Hall of Fame play-by-play
announcers Chick Hearn and Jack Brickhouse. The community embraces its two
professional sports franchises, the Peoria Rivermen hockey team (St. Louis Blues
NBA World Champion Dallas Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
affiliate) and the Peoria Chiefs baseball team (Chicago Cubs affiliate). Peoria also hosts
the original March Madness (the Illinois high school boys’ basketball tournament
championships), as well as the state’s high school cross-country meet.
We hope that you will consider sharing your research at the Fifth Summit on
Communication and Sport. We will be playing in Peoria!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
UWS POSITION STATEMENT
Lecturer in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
(PDHPE) Curriculum and Pedagogy (K-12)
School of Education
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is a large multi-campus university servicing a diverse
range of students.
From 2012, the academic structure of UWS will comprise ten Schools, being organisational
groups of staff and students which may be located over several campuses. The Dean of each
School reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor, and is responsible for the strategic development
and management of the School’s academic offerings, research profile, services to students
and enterprise culture, within the overall objectives and strategic and policy framework of the
The School of Education is one of the largest education schools or faculties in Australia, with
over 2000 students enrolled. It offers innovative graduate-entry, teacher education programs
in primary, secondary, early childhood and special education, as well as social ecology, and
research and professional postgraduate programs. Programs are offered on both Bankstown
and Penrith campuses.
The School of Education takes pride in its research and teaching profile, which emphasises
theoretically strong and practical and applied forms of research, learning and action within a 21st
century, futures-oriented context. Our teaching programs emphasise critical reflection, in-school
experience, and flexible, blended and hands-on approaches to learning. Our research and
professional practice is informed by concerns for social equity, social justice through education,
social ecology, and by community-based research partnerships. We have a strong relationship
with public and private school systems in western and south-western Sydney.
The Lecturer in PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy (K-12) will work as part of the education
team. S/he will be expected to make a continuing quality contribution to the research and
scholarly activities of the School, and may teach in the primary and secondary programs. The
position is based at the Penrith campus; however, it should be noted that the School operates
in a multi-campus environment and the Lecturer may be required to teach on all campuses on
which the School operates.
The position reports to the Dean, School of Education or nominee.
A Level B academic is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the University
and to carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional
expertise relevant to the profession and/or discipline. A Level B academic will have qualifications
and experience recognised by the University as appropriate for the discipline area.
Conduct research, scholarly and professional activities, including applying for research
grants and publishing in recognised high quality journals.
Supervise programs of study for honours students, or postgraduate students engaged in
course work and/or research projects.
Coordinate and teach in units in the areas of PDHPE curriculum and pedagogy (K-12),
including coordination of sessional staff.
Ensure that the design, development, delivery and assessment of units meet the required
standards of internal and external accreditation and employ learning approaches and
resources that are appropriate and contemporary (including the use of e-learning
Prepare and conduct a blend of learning experiences, including face-to-face and on-line
lectures, tutorials, discussion boards and practical classes, mark and assess students’
Participate in professional experience responsibilities, including visiting educational settings
and schools, fostering relationships and partnerships with educational settings and schools,
and mentoring student teachers.
Contribute to the design and development of education courses, and the strategic planning
of the School of Education.
Develop and maintain good communication with students and staff.
Complete administrative functions, and attend meetings as required within the School and
Develop and implement equal opportunity and affirmative action plans and programs
ensuring that the School’s activities are consistent with UWS values, and equity and diversity
policies and plans.
Act in accordance with UWS policy and external legal/statutory obligations (e.g.
Occupational Health and Safety, industrial, complaints resolution and financial).
Undertake risk management and actively support and participate in the risk management
processes adopted by the University which include identifying, analysing and evaluating risks
that may impact on the University.
1. An earned doctorate, preferably in a field in, or related to, Education.
2. Experience in progressing research initiatives from inception through to publication, and
applying for research grants.
3. Demonstrated track record in quality academic publications.
4. Broad knowledge of and experience in the field of PDHPE curriculum and pedagogy (K-12),
including the application of ICTs in K-12 learning environments.
5. Demonstrated successful experience in quality university teaching, including an ability to
facilitate learning in small and large groups, and experience in using contemporary methods
of curriculum design, development, delivery and assessment (including the use of e-learning
6. Knowledge of contemporary education issues and trends and their relationship to teaching
and learning in primary and secondary educational settings.
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including interpersonal skills and the ability
to work collegially and effectively in a team.
8. A demonstrated understanding of the principles of equal opportunity, equity and occupational
health and safety and the willingness and capacity to implement equal opportunity, equity
and occupational health and safety plans and programs.
Date Position Statement Last Reviewed: 5 September 2011
Date Position Statement Last Classified: 11 September 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
The hockey family is constructed in a number of contexts: at home, in the community,
and more broadly through the influence of bureaucracies, the media and marketplace.
In this interdisciplinary conference we invite submissions from anyone interested in the
game of hockey today and over time, its gendered dimensions, its representation in
literature, film and popular culture, the personal and community identities and
allegiances it generates.
The role of the family in the game’s evolution – the special place of hockey Moms and
Dads – and the challenges and expectations the hockey family experience will be a
central concern of the conference.
How functional or dysfunctional is the hockey family? How does hockey differ for boys
and girls, men and women? The coach as surrogate parent, positive and abusive
coaching and parenting, violence on and off the ice, head trauma and other hockey
injuries, issues relating to participation in minor and recreational hockey, the selection
process for competitive hockey, and questions relating to class, gender, ethnicity and
race are especially welcome. On a broader level we are interested in the way in which
the sport is organized, whether it be for participatory and/or competitive play, from
minor hockey to intercollegiate and professional play, as well as the economic
circumstances that affect the game’s development.
Putting it on Ice III: Constructing the Hockey Family is the latest in a series of
conferences which have led to a renaissance in hockey scholarship. Information on the
conference and its history is available at www.hockeyconference.ca. Those interested in
presenting papers should send abstracts of approximately 200 words to Dr. Colin
Howell, Academic Director, Center for the Study of Sport and Health, Saint Mary’s
University at email@example.com by October 15, 2011.
We are pleased to announce initial details of the sixth annual Researching Youth Sport conference and invite individuals who would like to receive full conference information to join our circulation list (see bottom of announcement). Please distribute this to your colleagues and networks who may be interested:
Researching Youth Sport, Health and Wellbeing: Responding to challenging times
Wednesday 16th November 2011, 10.00 – 16.30
Brunel University Campus, Uxbridge, London (at the end of the Metropolitan Line - and only 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport!)
The Researching Youth Sport conference series is jointly hosted by the universities of Brunel and Loughborough. The conferences bring together the best applied research into youth sport, in order to make it available to the policymakers and practitioners who can make real use of it. The conference typically attracts 80-100 participants from sports agencies, charities, local and national government departments, community and school representatives and research institutions. As well as offering a stimulating programme of formal presentations, it provides an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange their experiences and good practice with each other.
This year’s conference is being hosted at Brunel by the Brunel Centre for Sport Health and Wellbeing (BC.SHaW) and focuses on how youth sport can thrive in the face of economic uncertainties, funding cutbacks and social tensions. The conference speakers come from sport research, policy and practice, and will be sharing their detailed and up-to-date knowledge in an accessible way.
Delegate fees: £75 full delegate, £45 concession; includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day
Organisations are welcome to promote their own work and resources at the conference exhibition which will be available to delegates throughout the day. If you want to enquire about this please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be circulating the full conference programme with speaker details and booking forms on 3rd October 2011. To have this information sent direct to your personal email address, please simply return this email as a ‘reply’ now to email@example.com and we will add you to our circulation list.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Dates for Your Diaries:
23rd - 25th August 2012
(Just prior to the London Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony)
The Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University and the International
Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation proudly present an international inter-disciplinary
conference for academics and practitioners entitled:
Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change?
To be held in one of England’s most iconic buildings:
(Only 1 hour from London by train)
The Cathedral will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and the International Wheelchair and
Amputee Sports Federation will be celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2012.
Further details can be found in the coming months on the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
Studies’ website: www.coventry.ac.uk/peacestudies or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference will be based around four main themes:
- Disability sport for peace and development
- Disability sport and social inclusion
- The recreational and psychological value of sport for people with disabilities
- Sport and health for people with disabilities
Possible areas for presentations include, but are not restricted to:
- Disability Sport as a tool for peace and development in post-conflict zones
- Sport as a tool for the rehabilitation of individuals disabled as a result of conflict
- Disability sport and its impact upon non-disabled perceptions of disability
- Disability sport and the Higher Education sports curriculum
- The potential economic and social impact of the London 2012 Paralympic Games
- Sport as a human right for people with disabilities
- Disability, sport and identity
- The impact of disability discrimination in the provision of sporting opportunities for people with disabilities
- Technology and disability sport: where does man become machine?
- Historical issues in disability sport and the Paralympic Games
- Media portrayals of disability and Paralympic sport
- The impact of sport on the health of people with disabilities
- The elite non-disabled sporting model and disability sport: impacts, problems and possibilities
- Marketing disability sport: problems and possibilities
- International perspectives on disability sport
There will also be opportunities for posters and suggestions for symposia.
It is intended that a publisher will be found for conference presentations in order to that a new and up to date body of social science knowledge be produced to assist the growing interest in disability sport amongst academics and students worldwide.
From Elizabeth Cavalier: