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200_comm_fund_logo.jpgTiffany Richardson, Ph.D., lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.

The Twins Community Fund is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization created in 1991. The mission of the Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through an association with baseball, softball and the Minnesota Twins.

AllisonR-2007.jpgRayla Allison, J.D., associate director and lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, commented on the buyout provision in a contract recently signed by North Dakota State University's (NDSU) head football coach Craig Bohl.

In the article, "Expert doubts NDSU will hold Bohl to buyout payment," Allison explains that if NDSU charges Bohl $100,000 for taking a coaching position at Wyoming that would do more harm than good. Arguing that it could negatively affect recruitment prospects for his replacement.

KihlL-2013.jpgLisa Kihl, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, has been invited to join the Scholars Program of the University of Minnesota Extension's Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC). Kihl was awarded $15,000 per year for four years to support her involvement in the Scholars Program and to help conduct a community based research project that will be examining how Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program impacts academic achievement.

DSCN4938.JPGDoctoral student Joshua Lupinek recently gave two guest lectures at the University of Northern Colorado. The titles of his talks were "Intentional torts: Assault & battery" and "Marketing to the community: Does outreach really matter," which he delivered to Sport & Exercise Science students in Administration & Law (SES461) and Fitness Management (SES300) courses, respectively.

Lupinek is working towards his Ph.D., with an emphasis in sport management. He is advised by Dr. Stephen Ross, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology.

BuysseHF.jpgOn October 18, Dr. Jo Ann Buysse, sport management undergraduate coordinator and lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was inducted into the University of Montana, Montana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame. The Montana Standard featured Buysse and her legacy in "Tech Hall of Fame Series: Coach Buysse Merits Hall Pass."

Buysse is the fifth women to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as she made a huge impact in the Orediggers athletic department during her time at Montana Tech. She created their volleyball program and served as head coach for their women's basketball program for eight seasons. During her time at Montana Tech she won Conference Coach of the Year four different times and led the volleyball and basketball teams to four consecutive Frontier Conference championships.

During Buysse's induction ceremony she also had the opportunity to connect with a School of Kinesiology alum Nick Bowsher, (B.S. '02), who is now the director of facilities and the sports information director at Montana Tech.

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Sport management faculty and students presented at the Sport Marketing Association (SMA) annual conference which took place October 22-26.

Doctoral student Josh Lupinek presented work titled, "A Decade Later: Brand Equity Development Revisited," with the assistance of Dr. Stephen Ross, director of undergraduate studies and associate professor of sport management in the School of Kinesiology, and Patrick Walsh (Ph.D. '08). Graduate student Jinhee Yoo (featured in picture on the left) with Lupinek (featured in picture on the right) and Lana Huberty (Ph.D. '13). presented work titled, "Use of In-Class Activities in Sport Marketing Courses."

Another doctoral student Geumchan Hwang presented work titled, "Quick Response (QR) Codes in the Sport Industry: Passing Fad?," with the assistance of doctoral student John Phillip Lisec and associate professor of kinesiology, Dr. Lisa Kihl.

Doctoral students Jinhee Yoo (left) and Josh Lupinek (right) are pictured at top and Guemchan Hwang at bottom.

RossS_2013.jpgDr. Stephen Ross, director of undergraduate studies and associate professor of sport management in the School of Kinesiology, was named a Sport Marketing Association (SMA) Research Fellow at the organization's annual conference. Ross was one of six international scholars recognized for their achievements and inducted into the inaugural class of research fellows.

AllisonR-2007.jpgRayla Allison, J.D., associate director and lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was quoted in a recent article in Fargo-Moorhead's INFORUM on the details of North Dakota State University's renewed contract with head football coach Craig Bohl. Allison commented on the unusual nature of the contract and specifically addressed the payout provisions and the one-year recruiting ban if Bohl leaves the NDSU team for a larger football program.

BuysseJA-0000.jpgThis fall the University of Montana, Montana Tech will induct the U of M School of Kinesiology's Dr. Jo Ann Buysse (sport management undergraduate coordinator and senior lecturer) into the Montana Tech Hall of Fame. Buysse, a 4-time Conference Coach of the Year, led the Orediggers basketball and volleyball teams to four consecutive Frontier Conference championships from 1982-86, also with regional and national appearances. In addition to this record, Buysse's team GPAs were never below 3.1 at the mineral sciences engineering college. She is only the fifth woman to be inducted.

KihlL-2013.jpgLisa Kihl, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, and her colleagues, Dr.'s Kathy Babiak (University of Michigan) and Scott Tainsky (University of Illinois), have had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Sport Management. The article, entitled "Evaluating the implementation of a professional sport team's corporate community involvement initiative," examines the quality and process of a professional sport team's corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. This research highlights challenges in quality of program implementation within the partnership agreement, the ecological context, protocol and implementation, and target population. An iterative model of program evaluation was proposed to help professional sport teams in evaluating the delivery of CSR initiatives.

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