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Tucker Center hosted first-ever Creating Change Conference

greatconversation2.pngThe Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport hosted its first-ever Creating Change Conference on November 2, 2011 at the TCF Bank Stadium DQ room. The exciting sold-out event included presentations from scholars, leaders, advocates, practitioners and policy makers committed to girls and women in sport from the region and across the US and globe.

Highlights of the conference included an invited keynote panel titled, "A Great Conversation with Sport Media Scholars." Tucker Center Director Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., was joined on the panel by seminal sport media researchers, Michael Messner, Ph.D., (University of Southern California) and Margaret Carlisle Duncan, Ph.D., (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). The panel was moderated by Cheryl Cooky, Ph.D., (Purdue University). [Pictured left-to-right: Duncan, Messner, Kane, & Cooky]

Additionally, several graduate student represented the School of Kinesiology at the conference. Doctoral students John Lisec, Vicki Schull, and Chelsey Thul presented at the conference, while doctoral student Julia Dutove and masters student Bria Borcherding participated in the poster session.

Pictures from the conference are available online via the Tucker Center's Facebook page.

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