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Falk College Magazine 2014

Read the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of the Falk Magazine


Falk College Dean's List

Congratulations to Falk College students who have been named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List. Students receive this certificate of achievement when they have achieved a minimum of a 3.4 semester grade point average and have earned at least 12 credit hours of course work.

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Professional Opportunities

The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics provides an environment of teaching, research, service, and engaged scholarship within our communities.

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SU Sport Management Club Announces Make-A-Wish® Central New York as Beneficiary For Tenth Annual Charity Sports Auction

The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University will hold its Tenth Annual Charity Sports Auction Saturday, December 6 at the Carrier Dome. Silent bidding on hundreds of auction items, including sports memorabilia and hands-on experiences, electronics and tickets to major sporting events, will take place in the backcourt during the SU men's basketball game against St John's University. Doors will open for the auction at 3:15 p.m. through Gates A, B, C & E. Game time is 5:15 p.m. All of the proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit Make-A-Wish® Central New York.

Falk Nutrition students consider Fresh Apples vs. Apple Fritters at the Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair has come and gone and we hope everyone who attended the Fair had a blast. Our Falk Nutrition students had fun. They asked questions, tasted Tzatziki sauce, crunched fresh apples and proved anyone can eat healthy at the Great New York State Fair.

Armed with appetites and an agenda, Falk nutrition students Rachel Johnson ‘15 and Mary Briggman ‘15 set out to dispel the myth that it’s impossible to eat healthy at the Fair. Did the students pass up the Fried Chicken Fingers, Heart-Attack Burgers, and Apple Fritters for Fruits and Veggies? You just might be surprised.

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Welcome Falk College Class of 2018!

We’re excited to meet our first-year and transfer students as well as reunite with our returning students as we begin the Fall 2014 semester together. The University has a structured schedule of events for all new students, which can found in the Syracuse Welcome 2014 New Student Orientation Schedule.

For Falk College students and their families who are new to SU, we look forward to meeting you at the Falk College Dean’s Welcome Reception at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 in the Lyman Hall Rotunda. Click here to view other important details specific to Falk College’s new students and families.

Welcome back students, faculty and staff! Go Falk Nation! Go Orange!

photos of Beth Dixon, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Margaret Voss, Patrick Walsh, Jennifer Wilkins and Min Gol-Guven

Falk College Welcomes New Faculty

As we begin the Fall 2014 semester, Syracuse University’s Falk College is pleased to announce the appointment of five new outstanding faculty members: Beth Dixon, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Margaret Voss, Patrick Walsh, and Jennifer Wilkins. We also welcome Mine Göl-Güven as visiting assistant professor of child and family studies. Their exceptional wealth of academic and practical experience in their respective fields is complemented by their passion for teaching, research, scholarship and service. Each of them will offer students tremendous opportunities for learning inside and outside of the classroom. We invite you to read more about their accomplishments, and areas for potential collaboration

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Falk College announces CAS programs in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising & Support, Trauma-Informed Practice, undergraduate minor in Mindfulness & Contemplative Studies

Several new academic programs are available beginning Fall 2014 in Falk College. A new CAS in Trauma-Informed Practice is structured for clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines who intend to expand their knowledge and skills. The new CAS in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support is an interdisciplinary 15-credit hour certificate program for current and future higher education professionals (e.g., advisors, higher education/student affairs administrators, and coaches) who wish to understand the research, practice, and policy perspectives associated with intercollegiate sport and student-athlete development in the context of higher education. The program includes coursework in how colleges and intercollegiate athletics work, theoretical perspectives of college student development and learning, the impact of race, gender, and class on college student-athlete access and success, and foundations of advising student-athletes.

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Falk College Faculty Awarded Komen Foundation Grant for Breast Cancer Awareness, Education Programming

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Public health professor of practice, Luvenia Cowart, working with Maria Brown, assistant research professor, School of Social Work, has received a $47,293 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure New York Foundation to support the project, “Breast Cancer Awareness and Education Program for African American Women in Underserved Communities.” The project’s aim is to reduce disparities in breast cancer and its associated health risks, and to promote participation in mammography and early detection services for African American women in the Syracuse community.

NSD Faculty Fellows

Nutrition faculty Named Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

In recognition of professional contributions, Falk College nutrition faculty members Drs. Kay Stearns Bruening, Sudha Raj and Sarah Short, along with long-standing, part-time instructor, Donna Acox, were named Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition. Fellows demonstrate the Academy's core values of customer focus, integrity, innovation, and social responsibility. Fellows provide outreach to their communities and grow public trust for Academy members.

NSD Faculty Fellows

In Memoriam: Patient Advocate, Author Jessie C. Gruman H’11

Jessie C. Gruman, president and founder of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), died on July 14, 2014 after a long illness. Dr. Gruman was the recipient of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Syracuse University in 2011. Jessie Gruman thoughtfully and passionately drew on her own experience of treatment for multiple cancer diagnoses, plus surveys, peer-reviewed research and interviews with patients and caregivers as the basis of her work to advocate for policies and practices to overcome the challenges people face in finding good care and getting the most from it.

“We at Falk College were honored to know and be able to nominate Jesse Gruman for an honorary degree at Syracuse University. She led an inspired and committed life giving voice to endless medical consumers. Her advocacy for medical patients and research has helped create a more responsive healthcare system,” notes Diane Lyden Murphy, dean, Falk College.

NSD Faculty Fellows

Nutrition major Sam Rodgers ‘15 continues focus on community service, nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Senior student-athlete Sam Rodgers has made community service a top priority in his time with the Orange men’s football team and he has been nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his efforts. Rodgers, who was also nominated in 2013, has been active in numerous community service organizations, most recently making his second mission trip to Haiti and working to establish a chapter of Uplifting Athletes at Syracuse. He’s traveled to Haiti in May in each of the last two years with Poverty Resolutions. Rodgers made the trip with his family and Syracuse student-athletes and assisted on a number of projects while there while partnering with the Mission of Grace Orphanage in the country. Earlier this year Sam, who is majoring in nutrition, was named a 2014-15 Remembrance Scholar. He will serve as one of two undergraduate Falk College Marshals for Convocation/Commencement 2015 next May.

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Dean's Welcome

Led by Dean Diane Lyden Murphy, the College brings together a rich history of academic programs whose signatures of social responsibility and justice join new and evolving majors reflective of educating global citizens.

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College Events

Coming Back Together

Syracuse University's African American & Latino alumni reunion.

Dates: September 18-21

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Research Brown Bag Forum

Developing a dengue early warning system in coastal urban Ecuador

Speaker: Anna M. Stewart
Date: September 26
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

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Interested in a Short-Term Study Aboard?

Sign-up for NSD 354: Mediterranean Food, Culture & Health an Italian Experience this spring or summer.

Spring - apply by Oct 1
Summer - apply by Feb 20

Time Of Your Life
Alumni, come celebrate your greatest SU moments & make new memories.

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Family Weekend 2014

Dates: October 31-Nov. 2

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Graduate Program Information Session

Date: November 15

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