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Illinois College of Applied Health Sciences
 
Dear AHS faculty and staff:

 

The Dean's Office has prepared this email to help keep everyone better informed of upcoming events, lectures/symposia, announcements regarding faculty or staff achievements, and other items of interest.  To ensure inclusion of your announcement in Monday's email, we ask that you submit information by 5 p.m. the previous Friday. Please submit your announcements or calendar items to communications@ahs.illinois.edu. Items will be reviewed and edited for style and grammar.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell
Dean, College of Applied Health Sciences


Announcements
 

NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN 

Kinesiology and Community Health department head Amy Woods has been selected to be the AHS Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.  Amy will step down from her department head position and assume her Associate Dean role in May. Congratulations, Dr. Woods!

GREAT NEWS FROM DRES

DRES was recently informed that New Mobility, a magazine for active wheelchair users, has chosen the University of Illinois as the nation's most accessible campus. A note from New Mobility says, "Your campus has placed at the very top spot of our campus guide, based on the results of our campus survey we sent out last November and December." Illinois alumna and former DRES athlete Linda Mastandrea, who currently serves as the Director of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination at FEMA/Department of Homeland Security, will be on campus the week of Feb. 24 to gather information to write a story about the honor.

McKECHNIE FAMILY LIFE HOME DEDICATION CEREMONY

The McKechnie Family LIFE Home will have its dedication ceremony on Friday, April 17, at 5 p.m. Please RSVP to Kathy Saathoff at (217) 244-8408 or ksaathof@illinois.edu by April 9. Parking at the McKechnie Family LIFE Home will be reserved for speakers and special guests, so a shuttle will pick up people at the Illinois Fire Institute parking lots 1261 and 294.

PRESENTATIONS

Joe Cross, an academic skills specialist in the Mannie L. Jackson Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program (I-LEAP), will present on the topic “Collaborative Efforts to Redefine the Scholar-Athlete” at the NASPA national conference in Austin, Texas, March 28-April 1. To learn a little more about Joe, listen to our recent podcast

SEMINARS

Carle and the University of Illinois are partnering to bring a MAGNETOM 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanner to the community and campus for clinical scanning and research studies. CHAD is hosting a seminar with Dr. Jeff Moore of the Beckman Institute and Dr. Andrew Webb of Carle on Feb. 24 at noon in Huff 114. You can RSVP here

 


Job Postings
 

ADVANCEMENT

The AHS Office of Advancement is seeking two major gift officers. The position announcement can be found here

KCH

An academic hourly position is available to support ongoing research at Physical Activity and Neurocognitive Health Laboratory in KCH. Duties include recruitment and support of daily operations of research projects. Prior experience in research and a bachelor’s degree are required. Contact Dominika Pindus for more information or view the position announcement.


 
Awards
 

HAHN RECEIVES NIH GRANT

We are delighted to share that Dr. Laura Hahn, assistant professor in Speech and Hearing Science, received a grant of $454,977 from The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will support Hahn's study, entitled "Impact of Child and Maternal Gestures on Word Learning in Fragile X Syndrome." Read more about the study here. Congratulations, Dr. Hahn!

SHS TEAM WINS 2020 ISHA KNOWLEDGE BOWL

Clarion Mendes, clinical assistant professor and director of clinical education in SHS, shared that five SHS students--Erin Fabry, Sarah James, Daphne Le, Monique Martinez, and Natalie Bianco--have won the 2020 ISHA Knowledge Bowl, performing better on the Praxis-based contest than teams representing 10 other universities. The traveling trophy will be coming back to the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. Each member of the team has won free registration for their Praxis exams.  Congratulations to the 2020 team!


In The News
 

YOGA HAS BRAIN BENEFITS

A recent study by KCH’s Neha Gothe has garnered plenty of media attention, including, most recently, the February 5 issue of the News-Gazette

RST's ORPR LANDS CONTRACT WITH SPRINGFIELD

The Springfield City Council approved a $90K+ contract this week with the University of Illinois’ Office of Recreation and Park Resources (RST) to conduct a study of recreational demand on a second lake. Read the story in the State Journal-Register.


Podcast Update
 

Want to find out more about your AHS colleagues?  Listen to our "A Few Minutes With ..." podcast that focuses on AHS faculty, staff, students, and alumni. You can find that on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and other podcast services as well as our own YouTube channel.

All of the podcasts have complete transcriptions, so if you'd rather read/skim the interviews, you have that option.  (These transcriptions provide an added benefit of making any content that is covered in the interviews indexed by Google and more likely to return search results when people search for topics that are AHS research/content areas.)

SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVERS AT EVENTS

We'd like to remind you that if you host or attend an event at a location off campus, out of town, or during weekend or off hours, you are welcome to “take over” the College or your unit’s social media accounts to facilitate live coverage of the event. Here's more information on how to do it


Events
 

SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVERS AT EVENTS

We'd like to remind you that if you host or attend an event at a location off campus, out of town, or during weekend or off hours, you are welcome to “take over” the College or your unit’s social media accounts to facilitate live coverage of the event. Here's more information on how to do it

FEBRUARY 13
2020 TALS CONFERENCE

The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism is hosting The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) 2020 Conference at the I Hotel.  See the conference website and details about the alumni reception.

APRIL 4
AHS/Departmental Awards Programs

The departmental awards programs will be held on Saturday, April 4, at the Champaign Country Club, 1211 South Prospect Ave. in Champaign.

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Speech and Hearing Science

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Kinesiology and Community Health

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Recreation, Sport and Tourism

APRIL 17
McKechnie Family LIFE Home Dedication

75 Bailey Drive, Champaign, Ill. 5 p.m.

APRIL 23
DRES Awards Program

I Hotel and Conference Center, 5:30 p.m.

MAY 7
Spring College Meeting

2001 Khan Annex, 2 p.m.

The Dean's List is delivered on Monday. To ensure inclusion of your announcement, submit information by 5 pm the previous Friday. Please submit your announcements or calendar items to communications@ahs.illinois.edu. Items will be reviewed and edited for style and grammar.

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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