Shaw, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration
(RPTA), was featured in the April 15 edition of the Sacramento
Business Journal. The article highlighted his RPTA 186, CA
Wine Tourism course. The course offers an introduction to
the multimillion-dollar wine tourism industry in California,
with an emphasis on marketing related to wineries and agri-tourism
products. Several regional winery owners were quoted as saying
that they are very happy to see a wine tourism course being
offered at Sac State. Many have placed RPTA students in internships
and jobs at various locations throughout the region because
of their background and understanding of the hospitality industry.
also attended the third annual Hospitality Management Program
Leaders committee meeting Wednesday, April 6 in Sacramento.
This meeting is held in conjunction with the annual CSU Hospitality
Industry Advisory Board meeting, and is attended by leaders
in the hospitality and tourism industry and senior CSU officials
including Chancellor Charles B. Reed. Several state legislators
attended to learn the importance of hospitality education
in California. Hospitality is one of four education initiatives
created for the CSU by Reed, and both meetings helped to build
strong relationships between the CSU and leading figures in
the hospitality industry, which accounts for 5 percent of
California's GDP and 10 percent of the workforce.
Louis Downs, Counselor Education, received
a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellowship to fund a six-week
project working with the Bureau of Education Innovation Development
Office of the Ministry of Education, Thailand, and the Doi
Tung Sustainable Livelihood Development Project, summer, 2011.
He will consult on development of results-based comprehensive
school guidance systems development for Doi Tung schools and
work with the teachers and school counselors of Phuket, Thailand,
to teach skills for working with the children of the southwest
region who still suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
due to the tsunami that devastated the area in 2004.
has also been appointed as a Fellow of the Pusat PERMATApintar
Negari gifted students school housed at Universiti Kebangsaan
Malaysia for one month. He will provide training for counselors
in treating childhood disorder. UKM has invited counselors
from across Malaysia to attend the trainings.
he has been invited to be a keynote speaker for the PERKAMA
Conference, the national counseling association of Malaysia,
in late June 2011.
David Booher, Center for Collaborative Policy,
made a presentation on “Planning and Policy in a Complex
World” at the UCLA School of Public Affairs on Monday,
Seventeen second-year students in the School Psychology Program
recently presented at the National Association of School Psychologists
annual meeting in San Francisco. Presentations addressed multiple
topics relevant to schools and school psychology. Among topics
were the use of bibliotherapy, developing crisis intervention/prevention
programs, canine therapy, and facilitating parent involvement
in programs to promote children's reading. The students all
submitted proposals that were peer reviewed prior to acceptance.