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Sport and the pursuit of healthiness symposium

"Sport and the Pursuit of Healthiness" Multimedia Symposium April 24

On Friday, April 24, Falk College and its Department of Sport Management will host "Sport and the Pursuit of Healthiness," a multimedia symposium on how public health concerns are affecting sports participation and what is being done to make sports safer. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4:00 p.m. in Grant Auditorium. During the symposium, results from a survey of students and parents from 20 states and three foreign countries asking how they decide which sports to play (or not to play) will be released.


Homeless youth r real sign

Public meeting on housing experiences of LGBTQ youth in Central New York to be held May 4

Recent research conducted by two Falk College faculty members, working collaboratively with community agencies, indicates some of the most important issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified (LGBTQ) youth in the Central New York (CNY) community. The research project entitled, “Housing and LGBTQ Youth: A Mixed-Methods Community Needs Assessment,” is led by principal investigators Deb Coolhart and Maria Brown. The study’s complete findings will be shared at a public meeting on the housing experiences of LGBTQ youth from the CNY community on Monday, May 4, 3:30 p.m.


two young girls and a blue ribbon

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

As they’ve done in previous years, Falk students and their peers on campus, working with faculty and staff, have partnered with McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center to bring attention to the issue in a visual way: by planting pinwheels on campus. And on April 24, the Student Council on Family Relations, and the Department of Child and Family Studies, will present "Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Abuse."


Keith Alford, Eric Kingson, Rachel Razza

Faculty honored for excellence in teaching, research, service

Three Falk College faculty members will be honored for excellence in teaching, research and service with 2015 Falk College Faculty of the Year Awards. They include: Keith A. Alford, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Excellence in Service; Eric R. Kingson, Professor, School of Social Work, Excellence in Research, and; Rachel Razza, Assistant Professor, Department of Child & Family Studies, Excellence in Teaching.


Evan Weissman

Food Studies assistant professor Evan Weissman receives 2015 Meredith Teaching Recognition Award

In recognition of teaching excellence, Evan Weissman, Ph.D., assistant professor of food studies, was honored with the 2015 Teaching Recognition Award as part of the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorship Program. Awards will be presented during a ceremony on April 13.


Seth Goldman of Honest Tea

Seth Goldman, co-founder and TeaEO of Honest Tea, visits Falk College April 13

The Food Studies program, along with Falk College, welcomed Seth Goldman, co-founder and TeaEO of Honest Tea, for the 2015 Christy Lecture Series in Nutrition on April 13. His presentation was entitled, "Scaling an Authentic Brand While Keeping it Honest." The audience of students, faculty and staff attending the presentation received a sample of Honest Tea. Students also received a complimentary copy of Goldman’s book, "Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently—and Succeeding," an accessible business book told in comic form that presents the story of how the co-founders of Honest Tea built their mission-driven business.


Sarah Wick cooking in kitchen

Sports Nutritionist Speaks at Syracuse University April 8

Sports nutritionist, Sarah Wick, RD CSSD LD, speaks at Syracuse University April 8. Her presentation focuses on sports nutrition and how it affects performance.


Food Studies Students Work with International Chefs to Expand Cultural Competencies, Give Back to Local Community

Falk College food studies students, led by assistant professor Evan Weissman, recently hosted chefs from Burma, Eritrea, Japan, South Sudan, and Somalia in the Falk College teaching kitchens in preparation for a recent My Lucky Tummy community dinner, which celebrates the local refugee and new American communities in Syracuse through food.


Best For Babies National Parenting Publications Awards Silver Winner

Best for Babies named NAPPA Silver Award winner

Best for Babies, written by professor emerita of child and family studies, Alice Sterling Honig, was recently named a Silver Award Winner by the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA).


Gregory Ackerman presents at the SABR conference

SPM students, faculty participate in 2015 Society of American Baseball Research Analytics Conference

Three sport management majors and Professor Rodney Paul attended the conference, with an additional sport management major contributing to research. The group was joined by a sport management minor and a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences. Gregory Ackerman, representing the Class of 2015, along with Colby Conetta and Joey Weinberg, members of the Class of 2017, attended the conference and took part in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition. The two other members of their team were Justin Mattingly, a sophomore newspaper and journalism and political science major and sport management minor, and Raymond Garzia, a graduate student studying mathematics.


Class on the quad in summer

Falk College announces classes for 2015 summer sessions

Beginning with Maymester and spanning Summer Session I and II, Falk College will offer numerous courses for students on campus, as well as some online.


Keith Alford and Michele Galvin

Tatiana Williams ’16 named Senior Class Marshal

Tatiana Williams, a social work major with a minor in psychology, was announced as one of two Syracuse University Senior Class Marshals who will represent the Class of 2016.


Eric Kingson with Grandson

Because Social Security is a legacy for all generations

a sign outside of Professor Eric Kingson’s campus office reads, hands off our children & grandchildren’s Social Security, which is one of several key messages found in the book he recently co-authored with attorney, author and long-time colleague Nancy Altman entitled, “Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All.” A book signing and short presentation, with question and answer session, was held at Barnes and Noble, Erie Blvd. location, on Thursday, March 19.


New Falk Complex

Student Services Moves to MacNaughton Hall

As of March 11, Falk College’s Office of Student Services has relocated to 300 MacNaughton Hall, which is part of the new Falk Complex connected to White Hall. The College’s phased move began in January 2015 and will continue through the Fall semester.


Music students with BMW child

Music Education Majors, BMW Preschoolers Create Music and More

An ongoing creative collaboration involving BMW teachers and music education faculty members recently connected college-aged and preschool students for a unique and valuable learning experience.


Lakers stadium

SPM Students on Los Angeles Immersion Trip

Our 20 sport management majors and minors spent their spring break in Los Angeles for a week-long immersion trip.


Charles Preuss with dog Bear photo credits

Research training program for veterans accepting applications

To improve access to undergraduate research experiences in the area of trauma for groups typically underrepresented in this research, including veterans, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University’s Falk College, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is now recruiting students for its 2015 program June 1-26 on the Syracuse campus.


person sitting alone head in hands

Get The Lead Out

Falk nutrition students in Orange Wrap recently partnered with the Onondaga County Health Department in giving nutrition tours in local grocery stores to educate families on how to eat healthy to prevent lead poisoning. Foods high in iron, calcium, and vitamin C can protect against lead poisoning, which is a high risk for children residing in older homes within Syracuse. Orange Wrap students provide nutrition education to their peers across campus as well as the local community at-large.


person sitting alone head in hands

Falk College Announces New Master of Arts in Addiction Studies

To address a growing need for more counselors, healthcare professionals and social services professionals with adequate training and credentialing in alcohol, other drugs and behavioral addictions, Falk College announced the creation of a 36-credit Master of Arts in Addiction Studies degree.


Mary Kiernan with Rachel Johnson and Kaylah Wicks

Food studies, nutrition faculty, students participated in NYC James Beard Empire Feast

Falk College food studies chef instructor, Mary Kiernan, cooked for and participated in the James Beard Empire State Feast Event on Feb. 27 at the James Beard House in NYC. Assisting her and the other team chefs were Falk nutrition students, Rachel Johnson and Kaylah Wicks. The Beard Foundation offers events to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster an appreciation of American cuisine. Preparation for the event included recent test run-throughs at Syracuse University’s Falk College teaching kitchens.


Keith Alford and Michele Galvin

Keith A. Alford, honored for activism and service, co-edits new book that addresses needs of families in rural communities

Social Work Degree Guide published a listing of its “30 Most Influential Social Workers Alive Today.” Associate professor of social work, Keith A. Alford, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., was listed ninth. In recognition of community service and advocacy, he received the 2015 Harriet Tubman Spirit Award. Earlier this year, Alford’s co-edited book, “Rural Families and Reshaping Human Services,” was released.


MFT students organize donations

Clothing Drive Fills Unmet Need in Local Transgender Community

Table after table lined with hundreds of donated shirts, pants, sweaters, skirts, jackets and other clothing items were visible in one Peck Hall classroom because MFT graduate students Amy Goss and Megan O’Brien recognized an unmet need within Syracuse’s transgender community.


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College Events

Northeast Grad School Virtual Fair


Falk College looks forward to answering your questions at the virtual fair!

Date: Wed., April 22nd
Location: Online

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Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Abuse


Date: Friday, April 24th
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 175 White Hall

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Sports and the Pursuit of Healthiness


Symposium focusing on the historical reasoning for the development of sports, concerns for the health of athletes, changes that reduced health risks and the impact of health concerns on sports participation.

Date: Friday, April 24th
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Grant Auditorium

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Child Specialist Interest Meeting


Date: Friday, April 24th
Time: 12-1pm
Location: 287 White Hall (Falk Complex)

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2015 Syracuse Sport Summit


Discussing the integration of disabled citizens into the community through adaptive sports.

Date: Thursday, April 30th
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Drumlins Country Club

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The Housing Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth and Young Adults in Central New York


Public meeting to report on a study by Deborah A Coolhart and Maria Brown

Date: Monday, May 4th
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Peck Hall, 601 E. Genesee St.

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