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Falk College Magazine 2014

Read the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of the Falk Magazine


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The View From Falk
Chad McEvoy

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 Nutrition students consider Fresh Apples vs. Apple Fritters at the Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair has come and gone and we hope everyone who attended the Fair had a blast. Our Falk Nutrition students had fun. They asked questions, tasted Tzatziki sauce, crunched fresh apples and proved anyone can eat healthy at the Great New York State Fair.

Armed with appetites and an agenda, Falk nutrition students Rachel Johnson ‘15 and Mary Briggman ‘15 set out to dispel the myth that it’s impossible to eat healthy at the Fair. Did the students pass up the Fried Chicken Fingers, Heart-Attack Burgers, and Apple Fritters for Fruits and Veggies? You just might be surprised.


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Falk College Welcomes New Faculty

As we begin the Fall 2014 semester, Syracuse University’s Falk College is pleased to announce the appointment of five new outstanding faculty members: Beth Dixon, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Margaret Voss, Patrick Walsh, and Jennifer Wilkins. We also welcome Mine Göl-Güven as visiting assistant professor of child and family studies. Their exceptional wealth of academic and practical experience in their respective fields is complemented by their passion for teaching, research, scholarship and service. Each of them will offer students tremendous opportunities for learning inside and outside of the classroom. We invite you to read more about their accomplishments, and areas for potential collaboration


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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.


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Falk College Faculty Awarded Komen Foundation Grant for Breast Cancer Awareness, Education Programming

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Public health professor of practice, Luvenia Cowart, working with Maria Brown, assistant research professor, School of Social Work, has received a $47,293 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure New York Foundation to support the project, “Breast Cancer Awareness and Education Program for African American Women in Underserved Communities.” The project’s aim is to reduce disparities in breast cancer and its associated health risks, and to promote participation in mammography and early detection services for African American women in the Syracuse community.


NSD Faculty Fellows

Nutrition faculty Named Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

In recognition of professional contributions, Falk College nutrition faculty members Drs. Kay Stearns Bruening, Sudha Raj and Sarah Short, along with long-standing, part-time instructor, Donna Acox, were named Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition. Fellows demonstrate the Academy's core values of customer focus, integrity, innovation, and social responsibility. Fellows provide outreach to their communities and grow public trust for Academy members.


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College Events

CNY NOPE Candlelight Vigil


A vigil in remembrance of all families and communities affected by the disease of addiction

Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Canyons area in Destiny USA

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Research Brown Bag Forum


Social Networks & Successful Aging within a Thai Context

Speakers: Lutchmie Narine, Ambika Krishnakumar
Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Location: Sims Hall Atrium

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Clean Slate Diaries: Survivor Sessions


A panel presentation of courageous survivors of sexual abuse & domestic violence

Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: 111 Peck Hall

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Family Weekend 2014


Dates: October 31-Nov. 2

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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

Date: Friday, November 7
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: 202 Hall of Languages

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Veterans, Families & Friends


You are invited to a community forum on serving & supporting returning Veterans

Date: November 10
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: 111 Peck Hall

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Graduate Program Information Session


Date: November 15

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