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Auction featured on News Channel 9 (ABC), Bridge Street: Orange Nation 12/3/13
SU Sport Management Charity Sports Auction December 7 to Benefit Food Bank of CNY
SPM Club raised nearly $200,000 for local charities since its founding,
and will hold its Ninth Annual Charity Sports Auction on Saturday, December 7 at the Carrier Dome. Silent bidding on hundreds of auction items, including sports memorabilia and tickets, electronics, hand- on experiences, jewelry and so much more, will take place in the backcourt during the SU men’s basketball game against Binghamton University. All of the proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit the Food Bank of Central New York. The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University is a student-run organization in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamic’s Sport Management Department and is open to students across campus. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has raised nearly $200,000 for local charities, to include the Syracuse Boys and Girls Clubs, the American Diabetes Association of Central New York, the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the CNY Ronald McDonald House, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Upstate Cancer Center and Special Olympics New York.
Falk Research Team Partners with Onondaga County to Help Reduce Adolescent Involvement in Juvenile Justice System
A Falk College research team is helping Onondaga County identify risk factors that indicate when children and youth will cross over from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system. The team includes CFS associate professor, Matthew Mulvaney, the project director; Rachel Razza, assistant professor of child and family studies; Nancy Mudrick, professor of social work; Keith Alford, associate professor of social work, and; Carrie Jefferson Smith, director and associate professor of social work. All bring diverse perspectives and areas of expertise to the project. Suzanne Soule, Falk College computer consultant, is developing the database. Kimberly Raymond, a doctoral student in child and family studies, directs the research at the OnCare site to integrate the information from the various agencies.
Larsen Focuses Research on Malaria Elimination in Zambia
In the Amazon port city of Belem, Brazil, David Larsen came to understand the luxury of a few pennies. Larsen, an assistant professor of public health in the Falk College, worked among the people living in extreme poverty in the favelas, while a missionary from 2002-04. “We’d be knocking on doors and saw very close up the devastating effects of the lack of health care, clean water and sanitation,” he says. “They literally had nothing.” And the simplest of measures—such as an ordinary antibiotic worth a few cents—could have a profound impact.
WCNY to Broadcast ‘America’s First Sport’ Nov. 18, 21 and 24
WCNY will air “America’s First Sport,” a documentary about the history, legacy and future of the game of lacrosse. The program airs at 9 p.m. Nov. 18 on WCNY, at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 on World and at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 on Plus. The documentary was produced by Falk College professor, Dennis Deninger, working with students in SPM 300—The History of Sport, which debuted in Fall 2012.
The first sporting event ever observed by Europeans in North America was a lacrosse game in 1637. Jesuit missionaries from France saw hundreds of native men playing a ball game with sticks that they thought resembled a bishop’s crosier, so they called the game “lacrosse.” That makes lacrosse the oldest sport in America, and in the 21st century it is also the fastest growing. This rapid growth in participation, domestically and globally, presents the sport with a new set of opportunities and several challenges.
Students in The History of Sport class at Syracuse University’s Department of Sport Management researched the history, current status and future prospects of lacrosse during the 2012-13 academic year.
America’s First Sport was made possible by funding from members of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Advisory Board and other generous donors.
We thank you, and enjoy America’s First Sport.
Falk College Announces New Minor in Food Studies
The Falk College's Food Studies minor is an interdisciplinary approach to examining U.S. and global food systems from production through consumption using a multi-level and holistic approach. Students take courses covering production, consumption, distribution, gastronomy, and food policy. The minor in Food Studies requires completion of six courses, two that are mandatory and four electives. Sign up for these Spring 2014 courses today!
A lesson in social responsibility
On October 10, 37 students enrolled in SPM 101—Personal and Social Responsibility— slept in cardboard boxes overnight on the SU Quad to raise awareness about homelessness. As part of these efforts, they were collecting personal care items to benefit men using the Rescue Mission shelter in the Syracuse community, including razors, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks and underwear.
Boxes for the event were donated by Syracuse Moving and Storage and Dunk and Bright.
Falk College’s MOOC, “The Subject is Sports”, Explored Historical, Business Perspectives of Sport
With the popularity and pervasiveness of sport at an all-time high, Syracuse University Open Learning (SUOL) created a new massive open online course, or MOOC, entitled, “The Subject is Sports.” Rick Burton, the David B. Falk Endowed Professor of Sport Management, was in the virtual classroom sharing his practical and academic experience in sports marketing, management, and media. “The Subject is Sports” began Oct. 14, and continued for six consecutive weeks.
Whether a person wanted to connect with other people who are passionate about sports, stay up-to-date with the ever-changing landscape in the sport industry, be introduced to scholarship, or simply learn more about potential careers in the field, the public was invited to immerse themselves in fascinating subject matter. Professor Burton teaches in the Falk College’s Department of Sport Management, which offers undergraduate and graduate professional degrees in sport management.
Students also a chance to interact directly with Professor Rick Burton through a live Q & A event on October 30. During the event students were able to ask questions and discuss current issues in sport management with each other.
Burton was the CMO of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and former commissioner of the Australian Basketball League.
SPM Club Ninth Annual Charity Sport Auction Dec. 7
"SPM Club Ninth Annual Charity Sport Auction"
Sat. December 7
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Graduate Admissions Information Session
Sat. March 1, 2014
Life Sciences Complex, Room 001
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