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November 8, 2010


Professional Activities


Louis Downs, Counselor Education, spent three months in Southeast Asia training counselors in four countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Brunei Darussalam. He wrote the disaster mental health relief training manual for the Penang Crisis Relief Team of Malaysia, trained counselors at the Singapore Armed Forces Counseling Centre and MINDEF on how to work with PTSD and do critical incident stress debriefing; presented workshops through the Penang Association for Counseling and Psychology to the teachers and administrators of Doi Tung, Thailand, and to the counseling community and counseling faculty at Universiti Brunei Darussalam; and was appointed a Fellow of the PERMAPintar Gifted Student Centre of University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Nick Trujillo, Communication Studies, was a guest on Jeffrey Callison's "Insight" radio show on KXJZ to talk about the CD he recorded in Nashville this past summer.

Lisa Jorgensen, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, had an article published in the July/August 2010 edition of CA Park & Recreation Society magazine. Titled "Conducting an Evaluation for Recreation Programs and Services," the article is the first in a series of three that explores the art of evaluation, and addresses the importance of carefully developing the foundation for an evaluation that will set the base for creating a quality evaluation tool and meaningful reporting. She also was invited to be an associate editor for Schole, a teaching journal in the field of parks, recreation and tourism. It is published annually in early Fall.

Greg Shaw, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, had a wine tourism article published in Cuisine Noir magazine in September 2010.  Titled, “Epcot International Food and Wine Festival – Disney’s Perfect Pairing in Florida,” it informs readers that Walt Disney World is one of the largest single-license purveyors of wine in the world. Now in its 15th year, the 45-day festival (Oct. 1-Nov. 14) combines hosted wine education seminars, celebrity culinary demonstrations and live entertainment in multiple overlapping formats that guests can personalize to fit their interests. For California residents, Disney’s California Adventure has its own California Food and Wine Festival, with the 2011 dates being April 29-June 12. He also has been elected to serve as department chair for a three-year term starting in Fall 2011.

Dana Kivel, chair, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, authored a chapter in "Speaking Up and Speaking Out - Working for Social and Environmental Justice through Parks, Recreation, and Leisure". The title, "What Does Society Need Done and How Can We Do It?" pays tribute to the work of Dr. David Gray, a pioneer in the study and importance of community engagement, and the role of higher education in preparing people for civic engagement in a participatory democracy.

Jana Noel, Teacher Education and Provost's Fellow, presented a paper with Keith Hart, city of Sacramento chief service officer, at the annual conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. The conference theme was "Aligning the Metropolitan University with Business, Government and Nonprofit Sectors," and the paper was titled "Volunteer Sacramento: A City-University Collaboration to Study a Citywide Initiative." The paper presented the results of a collaborative study conducted by Jana Noel, Keith Hart, Rachel August (Psychology), Greg Kim-Ju (Psychology), Carlos Nevarez (director of EDD Program), and Sheila Macias (director of Community Engagement Center).


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