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Carla Santos Alessandro Rigolon
Welcome from RST’s New Interim Department Head, Carla Santos! Meet one of our New Faculty Members: Dr. Alessandro Rigolon
Dr. Rigolon’s research focuses on environmental justice issues related to urban green space and their impacts on health equity. Read more about Dr. Rigolon.
Follow RST on Social Media!
We’re excited to announce our new social media platforms for the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay informed about everything happening within our department.
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@RST_illinois @RST_illinois Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at Illinois
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Alumni Spotlight: Mark Thomas
Mark Thomas, who recently retired as Western District Director for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, shares some insights from his career. Read more about Mark Thomas.
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Student Spotlight: Travis Pittman ‘19
Get to know RST senior Travis Pittman.
PhD Student Studies Factors that Shape Cultural Identity
Fourth year PhD student Jeongeun Park focuses on the socio-political and cultural aspects of tourism, especially how culture is represented and communicated in tourism contexts. Read more about Jeongeun’s research.
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Get to Know the RST Alumni Council: Mary Liz Jayne ‘14
Mary Liz is the Recreation and Fitness Manager at the Lisle Park District. Learn more about Mary Liz.
RST Launches Three New Courses in 2018
New courses in park planning and design, event management, and RST professions serve the needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Read more about the new courses.
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The Sports Business Association (SBA) meets the White Sox
Members of the Sports Business Association met with White Sox officials and took in a game. Read more about the SBA’s visit with the White Sox.
Save the Date! We hope to see you at these upcoming events!

Sapora Student Symposium
When: November 1st-2nd, 2018
Where: Ballroom at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center
University of Illinois
601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Winter Social- Open to all RST Alumni and Friends ($40)
When: January 24th, 2019
Where: Hubbard Inn
110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654

RST Spring Awards Program
When: April 5th, 2019 (tentative date)
Where: TBD
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College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

110 Huff Hall, 1206 South Fourth St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-586
Phone: (217) 333-2131 FAX: (217) 333-0404

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