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DESCRIPTIONThe University of Idaho College of Education Fall 2012 Envision magazine
envisionImagining Possibilities | Creating the Future | University of Idaho College of Education | Fall 2012
The Best Prepared Recreation Professionals
in the Nation
Table of Contents
Contributing WritersJulie Stafford Son
Susan Houge MackenzieTami Goetz
Lydia Marie BeyerleinMary Gardiner
Jamie EslerSusan Stuntzner
Ryan HoweBeth Cunningham
Creative DirectorJulene Ewert
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1 Corinne Mantle-Bromley
2 The Best Recreation Professionals
6 Liz Russell: PTE Teaching Internship
8 Lydia Marie Beyerlein in Honduras
10 Snow Research
11 Expanding Rehabilitation Counseling
12 Transforming Leadership
14 Jody Sharp Retires
14 Lauren Bowersox
15 2012 Graduation
16 Perrigot Has Gone the Extra Mile
18 Overcomers Joe and Cindy Grover
20 Milken Award Goes to Brady Dickinson
21 Alumni Notes
DEPARTMENT & CENTER NEWS
24 Curriculum & Instruction
27 Leadership & Counseling
28 Movement Sciences
30 John and Karen Rosholt
32 Remembering Edith Betts
Cover: Tami Goetz, Susan Mackenzie Houge and Julie Stafford SonPhotograph by University of Idaho Photo Services
Dear College of Education Friends,
Our current student and alumni successes make us very proud. I am daily reminded that we work with incredibly bright, committed, and forward-thinking students who go on to lead the state and beyond. School superintendents, principals and teachers from the University of Idaho help to ensure that our K-12 schools have strong leadership. And the quality of our athletic trainers, dancers, recreation, exercise, and sports science majors are making a positive difference in communities across the country.
Pride in our efforts also extends beyond the accomplishments of our students and alumni. Our faculty are successfully receiving major national funding for their research, collaborating with school and community members, and working closely with current students to ensure they reach their potential. Youll see in this issue of Envision some of the reasons for our pride in our students, alumni, and faculty members.
Youll read about two of our students very different teaching intern experiences: one in a professional-technical school in Idaho, and one in South America. Youll also read about the expansion of our rehabilitation counseling program and important research conducted by our new recreation faculty. Youll find out about our faculty and staff who are retiring and those who are moving on to other opportunities. Youll read about one of our alumnis very unique challenges and teaching experiences, and what makes him so proud to be a Vandal.
From the Deans Desk
In April the University of Idaho kicked off a large fundraising campaign, and were confident that well reach our goal because of you. We are very humbled by your generosity. Those of you who are able to contribute to our work are helping us fund current students and contribute to our faculty members abilities to compete at national funding levels. Your continued interest in and support of our work makes what we do possible. We excel, in part, because of your generosity.
Our hope in reading Envision is that you share the same pride we feel in our current students, you our alumni, and our ongoing efforts to serve as Idahos education leaders. Together we make this goal a reality.
Corinne Mantle-Bromley, Dean
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The Best Prepared Recreation Professionals
in the Nation
STEM-HAL interdisciplinary projectAmerican youth are facing challenges in both physical health domains (e.g., obesity) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, education achievement. The College of Education and College of Natural Resources researchers addressed both issues by piloting a weeklong study of an Adventure Learning - based GreenSTEM curriculum with Coeur dAlene high school students. The Coeur dAlene students visited McCall Outdoor Science School, or MOSS, for a week in March to learn about snow science and climate change through outdoor adventure learning activities. Adventure Learning programs engage students in exciting, science inquiry - based outdoor experiences and use the Internet to facilitate communication and interaction regarding those experiences. These programs have been found to motivate students and inspire meaningful collaborations and inquiries for students and teachers.
Findings will provide practical direction for future program development in Idaho schools that effectively explores the intersection of healthy outdoor activities and STEM. This project is still underway; however, preliminary data analyses indicate that students participating in the residential science school walked an average of three miles more per day while engaged in the adventure learning program. Students also reported increased engagement in science and physical activities due to the low student-teacher ratio, hands-on applied science projects, and learning new and interesting outdoor activities.
Students reported that they intended to increase physical activity upon completing of the program and to try new and different physical activities like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. Teachers involved with the project
also reported learning new ways to engage students in science curriculum and the desire to use outdoor learning activities in the future to engage students in science topics.
Faculty and staff working on this project include Susan Houge Mackenzie and Julie Stafford Son (REC), R. Justin Hougham and Brant Miller (C&I), and Karla Eitel and Gary Thompson (MOSS).
Improving the scholarship of adventure and outdoor recreation Susan Houge Mackenzie has been working to improve the scholarship of adventure and outdoor recreation through a range of research projects. Recently completed projects included the use of head-mounted cameras to study optimal adventure experiences; the motivations and emotions involved in adventure; and investigations of adventure tourism in South America. These projects have resulted in high impact publications within the field of recreation in the Journal of Leisure Research, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, and Psychology of Sport & Exercise.
Susans current projects focus on the psychological aspects of recreational and competitive climbing, and using adventure activities to engage youth in STEM education and physical activity. She received a 2012 University of Idaho seed grant to investigate indigenous perceptions of adventure and adventure tourism with Mori (indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand). This project will employ a Kaupapa Mori research paradigm to investigate Mori perceptions of adventure; values and benefits associated with adventure; and representations of Mori culture within adventure tourism. It is hoped that this project will inform University of Idaho recreation and leisure
The University of Idaho has one of the best outdoor settings for earning a
degree in recreation. Not only that, the programs partnerships with the
National and Idaho Recreation and Park Associations as well as community
partnerships provide students opportunities to interact with professionals in
the field and get hands-on learning experiences. Combine those characteristics,
along with the leadership of faculty Julie Stafford Son, Susan Houge Mackenzie
and Tami Goetz, and you have a dynamic program poised to graduate the best-
prepared recreation professionals in the nation.
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curriculum regarding indigenous perspectives of recreation. Service and outreach projects should also be strengthened as a result of this project as Susan sits on the Idaho Recreation and Tourism steering committee and the newly appointed U-Idaho International Engagement Advisory Council.
Our Recreation Professors
Julie Stafford Son, Program Director Julie loves to teach others about the importance of recreation and parks for enhanced quality of life. She currently teaches recreation master of science graduate courses in the Movement and Leisure Sciences Program. Students final projects include grant proposals to enhance health through recr