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Davis Grant Awarded To College

THE DAvIS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION awarded Springfield College a $225,000 grant for a curriculum development and assess- ment initiative to enhance student learning outcomes. Through the three-year project, faculty members who teach specialized courses will create embedded learning activities to help students further develop critical thinking and oral communication skills. The assess- ment component of the project will determine how effective the curriculum development program has been in enhancing student learning in the two learning outcome areas.

The Athletic Administration Leadership Series recently brought together alumni who work in the field. Present to discuss "What Could Maroon Do for You: The Springfield College Athletic Network” were, from left, Senior Associate Director of Athletics Craig Poisson G’90, D.P.E. ‘99, Jade Prickett G'13, Samantha Avery G'14, University of Connecticut Director of Event Management Kirsten Britton G'08, America East Conference Assistant Commissioner for Championship Chad Dwyer G'07, Boston College Flynn Fund Assistant Director of Operations Ciaran Cullen G' 11, Michael Morris G'13, Rich McNeil G'14, and Assistant Professor of Physical Education Joel Dearing ‘79.

Jody Santos Produces, Directs PBS Documentary In Kenya

JODY SANTOS, assistant professor of communication in the humanities depart- ment, recently traveled to Kenya to produce and direct a documentary for PBS on the work of Church World Service, one of the world’s largest disaster relief and refugee assistance programs. Some of Santos’ students assisted her with work on this documentary. Santos was in Mathare to interview youth caregivers—children who lost parents at a young age and had to take care of their siblings—who received grants to start businesses or go back to school.

Springfield College Ranked In U.S.News & World Report Top Tier

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE is again ranked in the top tier in its category in the U.S.News & World Report 2013 edition of "America’s Best Colleges.” Springfield College appears in the category of Best Regional Universities–North Region.

Exercise Science and Sport Studies Associate Professor Leads Bone Health Study

Participants in Professor Elizabeth O’Neill’s bone study receive free fitness assessments, a bone scan, and guided exercise training twice a week for 12 months at the Springfield College Wellness facility, as seen above.

ExERCISE SCIENCE and Sport Studies Associate Professor Elizabeth O’Neill G’00, D.P.E. ’03, is leading a bone health study focused on osteoporosis prevention for women between the ages of 25-45. Osteoporosis, a disease of low bone mass, increases suscepti- bility to fractures. The study is being conducted with assistance from the Springfield College Center for Wellness Education and Research. The goal of the study is to examine the

impact that various modes of exercise have on bone health, body composition and muscular strength; and to analyze whether certain

modes of training are more effective at improving an individual’s bone health to help prevent osteoporosis. With more than two million osteoporotic fractures reported in the United States, osteoporosis impacts an individual’s quality of life and can increase mortality.

Springfield College Hosts 29th Annual Sport Literature Association Conference

Jody Santos shows children pictures of themselves on her computer while in Mathare, one of Kenya's largest informal settlements.

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SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE hosted the 29th annual Sport Literature Association (SLA) Conference in June. The four-day event attracted a wide range of writers, poets and profes- sors from colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe. The featured attendee at this year’s conference was Michael Weinreb, who was the keynote speaker at the event’s dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Weinreb gained national attention with a series of articles regarding the rise and fall of his hometown Penn State football program.


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