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Mary Jo KaneDr. Mary Jo Kane, Tucker Center director and full professor in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed on sports columnist Dave Zirin's "Edge of Sports" radio show on January 16. Kane talked to Zirin about the Tucker center's new documentary "Media Coverage & Female Athletes," and the lack of coverage of women's sports.

Listen to Kane's interview at http://www.leftjabradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/01-17-14-Edge-of-Sports_FULL.mp3

nmlavoi-2013.jpgOn April 25, Play Like a Champion Today, the world's only university-based initiative focused on promoting a positive sports culture for all young people, is hosting a symposium entitled "Coaching Ethics: Creating a Value Centered Athletic Community in Higher Education." Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is a featured speaker at the symposium in a group of experts from sports ethics, higher education, professional ethics, as well as coaches, administrators and faculty. Topics include the coaching culture of collegiate athletics, the ethical principles that should inform coaching practice, and a plan to create values-centered athletic communities through sport.

KaneMJ-2005.jpgProfessor Mary Jo Kane, School of Kinesiology faculty and Director of the Tucker Center, has a featured blog post in the CEHD Vision 2020 blog. Kane's post, "Female Athletes in the Media: The Best and Worst of Times," explores the disconnect between the amount and type of media's coverage of women athletes and the overwhelming interest and participation in women's sports.

wcr_2013-14_infographic.jpgTune in to CBS this Friday, January 10, at 8:30 a.m. to see a segment featuring high-profile female athletic directors discussing the lack of women in sport administration and coaching. The segment was inspired by the Tucker Center's recent release of the Women in Collegiate Coaching Report Card.

WCU-logo.pngThe Tucker Center, in collaboration with the Alliance of Women Coaches, is offering a one-day Women Coaches Symposium on Friday, February 7, 2014 designed for youth sport, high school, club, and collegiate women coaches. It is a unique opportunity for professional development and networking. The exciting program features Head Coach Cheryl Reeve of the 2-time WNBA Champions Minnesota Lynx, Head Female Coaches for the Gophers, in addition to leading sport science scholars. Students receive a special discounted registration, and all participants receive a free Tucker Center Film Festival ticket. For complete in formation and to register, click here.

nmlavoi-2013.jpgstair-2013.jpgDr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, and Austin Stair Calhoun, Director of eLearning + Digital Strategies in the School of Kinesiology and Ph.D. candidate in sport sociology, have published a chapter, "Digital media and women's sport: An old view on 'new' media," in the new Handbook of Sport and New Media (Andrew Billings and Marie Hardin, Eds.).

wcr-brennan-usat.jpgDr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is quoted extensively in an exclusive USAToday article by columnist Christine Brennan, "Colleges doing poorly at hiring women coaches." The piece highlights two reports and an infographic authored by LaVoi on the decline in women coaches in collegiate athletics. The reports and infographic are available at the Tucker Center website.

Related story: Tucker Center kicks off women in coaching research initiative with two reports and infographic

LaVoi-Nicole-2010.jpg Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is attending the Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS) National Conference on Youth Sports Safety in Washington, DC [watch live]. The focus of the conference is on concussion and youth sport culture. PASS was launched by the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and the Department of Global Health at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services to address and combat the incidence of catastrophic brain injuries among youth who participate in organized sports.


KaneMJ-2005.jpgA 2011 Journal of Sport Management article authored by School of Kinesiology professor Mary Jo Kane and her former Ph.D. student Dr. Heather Maxwell-Murray, has been selected by the editors of the forthcoming SAGE publication, Sport & Leisure Management. "Expanding the Boundaries of Sport Media Research: Using Critical Theory to Explore Consumer Responses to Representations of Women's Sports" will be reprinted in December 2013 as part of a four volume series of the SAGE Library of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure.

LaVoi-Nicole-2010.jpgJoining five other experts, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, speaks out in a New York Times "Room for Debate" piece, "Can Playing Ball Be Bad for Children?" LaVoi addresses opportunities for girls in athletics in the context of some parents' "winning at all costs" attitude.

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