Thursday, March 18, 2010 Cuneen honored by
national sport, physical
The award-winning chair of the Division of Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism is adding another honor to her growing list.
Dr. Jacquelyn Cuneen will receive the Sport Management Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education tomorrow (March 19) in Indianapolis.
The award is given to a professional who has made outstanding contributions and provided leadership in the field of sport management for at least 10 years. "I know several of the people who've received this recognition in the past and I'm proud to be linked to them," said Cuneen. "I'm thankful that BGSU sport management encouraged me to contribute to my profession. My mentors showed me the importance of contributing through their own professional service."
Cuneen has been a faculty member in the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies since 1989, teaching primarily in sport and event promotions and sport-management field experiences. She co-authored Sport and Management Field Experiences, the first textbook written for sport-management experiential education, and has published more than 40 scholarly and professional articles.
She is also the only person to have received the North American Society for Sport Management's three highest recognitions: the Dr. Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award in 2003, the Dr. Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award in 2006 and the Distinguished Sport Management Educator Award in 2008.
Women's Basketball Coach Curt Miller and the team got a rousing sendoff today as they left for the NCAA Tournament in Louisville, Ky.
Children's author Bagert highlights kids' literacy day
Children's author Brod Bagert will share his writings and stories with readers of all ages at a free literacy event Saturday (March 20) on campus.
Bagert will be the featured author at this year's Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
The free event will include morning and afternoon presentations by the author, hands-on literacy activities, story times, special prizes and complimentary refreshments and snacks. In addition, each child will receive a free literacy bag containing one of the author's books. A variety of Bagert's books will also be available for purchase, and he will be on hand for book signings.
Bagert has written poetry for most of his life, but became a full-time author and poet in 1992 after working as an attorney for 21 years. He has written 15 books for children and adults, including Giant Children, School Fever, Shout! Little Poems that Roar and Elephant Games.
The event is made possible by the generosity of the Joseph and Judith Conda Family, the College of Education and Human Development and the School of Teaching and Learning.