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Falk College Dean's List
Congratulations to Falk College students who have been named to the Dean’s List. Students receive this certificate of achievement when they have achieved a minimum of a 3.4 semester grade point average and have earned at least 12 credit hours of course work.
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Falk professor Jennifer Wilkins updates first U.S. regional food guide to help consumers understand benefits, how-to’s of eating locally
Thanks to farmers’ markets, farm-to-school programs, and community-supported agriculture, locally grown foods are more readily available—and more in demand. People want to know where their food comes from. How is it grown? What steps are involved in its processing? Evidence suggests that plant-based, regionally sourced diets, largely composed of minimally processed foods, can significantly reduce some of the negative environmental impacts of our food choices. Eating locally produced foods also strengthens the market for local farmers.
Falk students honored during 11th annual WellsLink leadership ceremony
Seven Falk College students have completed the first year of the WellsLink Leadership program, with honors presented during an October 31 ceremony at Hendricks Chapel. The WellsLink Scholars include Kristin Abraham, Isaiah D. Brown, Niakale Camara, Emma L. del Sol, Ashley K. Dixon, Steve Lopez, and Matilda A. Owuo. "WellsLink Scholars have a reputation for positively influencing our campus during their four years at Syracuse University," says Huey Hsiao, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and lead for the program. "The Transitions Ceremony is an annual tradition and a joyous occasion for us to celebrate the first-year accomplishments of our WellsLink Scholars. The celebration does not end there though; these students will continue to do great things during their time here and beyond."
Dr. Alice Sterling Honig Endowed Scholarship Announced
In honor of her dedication and service to Syracuse University and its students for more than 40 years as an educator, researcher, scholar, mentor and friend, the Falk College announced the establishment of the Dr. Alice Sterling Honig Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit students majoring in child and family studies at Syracuse University. The endowed scholarship was created in her honor through a generous gift by long-time colleague and retired Syracuse University faculty member, Dr. Bettye Caldwell.
2014 Sutton Award recognizes sport management professor Chad McEvoy for exceptional contributions to sport marketing education, sport industry
In the 1990s, Falk College sport management professor, Chad McEvoy, Ed.D., was a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst working closely with Dr. William A. Sutton, a distinguished academician and practitioner recognized for his visionary leadership connecting the sport marketing academic discipline to the industry. McEvoy will receive the 2014 Sutton Award from the Sport Marketing Association (SMA) —named in honor of his teacher and mentor—in recognition of exceptional contributions to sport marketing academics and the industry. The award will be presented October 24 during the Annual SMA Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA.
Five Falk College students named 2014-15 Remembrance Scholars
Falk College students Fergus Barrie (Sport Management), Miho Hatanaka (Nutrition), Sara Mileski (Child & Family Studies), Sam Rogers (Nutrition), Lauren Strand (SPM) were named 2014-15 Remembrance Scholars and participated in Remembrance Week events on campus October 20-24, 2014.
Syracuse University’s undergraduate social work program
earns top ten ranking from USA Today
Honor focuses on retention, graduation & career placement
Recently released results published in USA Today, based on data from College Factual's outcome-based higher education rankings for 2015, have ranked Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in the Falk College eighth out of 332 programs studied. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Syracuse University’s undergraduate program in social work prepares students to meet the needs of diverse populations in areas including child welfare, substance abuse counseling, health care, public policy, industry and business, school social work, gerontology and mental health services.
CFS students explore the benefits of sport for human development with UNICEF president Caryl Stern
For students in the Department of Child and Family Studies’ course, Sport and Human Development, a recent interactive class discussion focused on the power of sport in UNICEF’s day-to-day work with children and communities around the world. Dr. Terry MacDonald created and teaches the course, which examines the role sports play in positive and healthy youth development. During the Fall semester, she invited Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Matt Meyerson, UNICEF senior director for sport partnerships, to meet with her students.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors nutrition professor Sudha Raj for leadership in service, excellence in practice
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, will honor Falk College associate professor of nutrition, Sudha Raj, Ph.D., RDN, FAND, with two awards at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) to be held in Atlanta October 18-21. Dr. Raj will receive the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) Leadership in Service Award and the Excellence in Practice Award from the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG.
Ellen deLara, Rick Burton explore "The Bully Culture in Sports"
What leads a person to become a bully? Is sports more or less a breeding ground for bullies than other avenues in life? If so, why? If less, why? Those were just some of the questions on the minds of listeners and panel moderators on the September 17 edition of HWTP Sports Talk Radio, a New York City-based weekly sports talk radio show. Associate professor of social work, Ellen deLara, and Falk Endowed Professor of Sport Management, Rick Burton, were the featured guest expert panelists for this roundtable discussion.
SU Sport Management Club Announces Make-A-Wish® Central New York as Beneficiary For Tenth Annual Charity Sports Auction
The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University will hold its Tenth Annual Charity Sports Auction Saturday, December 6 at the Carrier Dome. Silent bidding on hundreds of auction items, including sports memorabilia and hands-on experiences, electronics and tickets to major sporting events, will take place in the backcourt during the SU men's basketball game against St John's University. Doors will open for the auction at 3:15 p.m. through Gates A, B, C & E. Game time is 5:15 p.m. All of the proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit Make-A-Wish® Central New York.
Falk College announces CAS programs in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising & Support, Trauma-Informed Practice, undergraduate minor in Mindfulness & Contemplative Studies
Several new academic programs are available beginning Fall 2014 in Falk College. A new CAS in Trauma-Informed Practice is structured for clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines who intend to expand their knowledge and skills. The new CAS in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support is an interdisciplinary 15-credit hour certificate program for current and future higher education professionals (e.g., advisors, higher education/student affairs administrators, and coaches) who wish to understand the research, practice, and policy perspectives associated with intercollegiate sport and student-athlete development in the context of higher education. The program includes coursework in how colleges and intercollegiate athletics work, theoretical perspectives of college student development and learning, the impact of race, gender, and class on college student-athlete access and success, and foundations of advising student-athletes.
A presentation and conversational roundtable on the Olympic Movement
Friday, October 31
Kittredge Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse hall
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Dulye Leadership Experience (DLE) Information Session
DLE is a skills-centric program preparing undergraduates at SU to be globally competitive, career-ready professionals
Friday, November 7
202 Hall of Languages
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Veterans, Families & Friends
You are invited to a community forum on serving & supporting returning Veterans
111 Peck Hall
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CFS Information Session
Learn more about degrees in Child & Family Studies
Date: November 14
Location: Lyman Hall Lobby
Graduate Program Information Session
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