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Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

IU Faculty Opening at Assistant/Associate Level

Indiana University has again announced a faculty opening in recreational therapy at the assistant/associate professor level. Jennifer A. Piatt, Ph.D., CTRS Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Public Health Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies HPER Building 133 1025 E. Seventh Street Bloomington, IN 47405-7109 (812) 855-7819 jenpiatt@indiana.edu

TRJ Calls for Papers & Associate Editors

Therapeutic Recreation Journal has issued a call for papers and a call for associate editors. Editor Marcia Jean Carter, Re.D., CPRP, CTRS E-mail: mj-carter2@wiu.edu

Scholarships Available for Southeast RT Symposium

The Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium (SRTS) is excited to again offer student and first-year practitioner scholarships to the symposium being held April 1-3, 2015 in Savannah, GA. Please note the early deadline for application submission, January 1, 2015. Additional information about SRTS and applications are also accessible on our web site, srts.inf -- Wayne Pollock, Ph.D., CTRS Virginia Wesleyan College 1584 Wesleyan Drive Norfolk, Virginia 23502 wpollock@vwc.edu 757-455-3369

Assistantships at Indiana University

The Recreational Therapy Faculty at Indiana University is currently recruiting applicants for doctoral research assistantships staring in Fall, 2015. Faculty will be available at ATRA to talk with potential applicants. Jennifer A. Piatt, Ph.D., CTRS Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Public Health Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies HPER Building 133 1025 E. Seventh Street Bloomington, IN 47405-7109 (812) 855-7819 jenpiatt@indiana.edu

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New RT Book Coming Out Soon

I just completed editing the proof pages for a new book -- Recreational Therapy: An Introduction that is being published by Sagamore Publishing. The book should come out as an e-book this fall and the print version will be ready for use in courses during the spring term.

Friday, August 22, 2014

ATRA Webinar

The ole Hoosier RT just completed presenting his first webinar -- for ATRA. The topic was on making presentations -- of all things! I thought it went well and that university faculty may use it with their students. Perhaps faculty can also find info in the webinar that will prove to be helpful to them in giving their classroom presentations. Jean Folkerth is doing a great job for ATRA in organizing and helping to conduct the ATRA webinars.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Opening at Illinois State University

From Barbara Schlatter,I would like to remind everyone of the position we have open at Illinois State University. The School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University is pleased to announce the availability of a nine-month, tenure track position at the assistant/associate professor level in the area of Therapeutic Recreation. Starting date will be August 16, 2015. Initial review of applications will begin September 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Barbara E. Schlatter Professor and Assistant Director Illinois State University School of Kinesiology and Recreation 250 McCormick Hall Campus Box 5120 Normal, IL 61790-5020 (309) 438-8233

Monday, August 18, 2014

Looking Forward to ATRA

The ole Hoosier RT is looking forward to going to Oklahoma City next month for the ATRA Conference. Hope some old friends will attend.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

ATRA Election Results

I just saw the ATRA election results. Dawn Devries (president-elect), Mike Sutherland (Treasurer), and Elizabeth Kemeny and Brent Wolfe (board members).

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RT Position at Oregon State Hospital

From Michael Scott Ratliff: Here is another awesome opportunity for a CTRS! Oregon State Hospital Rehab Therapist┃Closes Friday July 25┃ http://goo.gl/E0QMVM ‪#‎jobs‬

Illinois State University Faculty Position Opening

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, invites applications for the position of a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Therapeutic Recreation, beginning in August, 2015. QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy or a related field preferred and Master’s degree required. Applicants are also required to be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Experience in college teaching, research, and professional service is desired. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity. For information contact Ms. Gale Wheatley Phone: (309) 438-3054 5120 School of Kinesiology and Recreation Illinois State University Email: gdwheat@ilstu.edu Normal, IL 61790-5120

IU Has Announced a Faculty Position Opening

Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies at Indiana University has announced a faculty position in recreaional therapy is available. Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track, 10 month appointment beginning no later than Fall 2015) Primary Responsibilities: Engage in a focused line of scholarly inquiry on the contribution of recreational therapy to enhancing functional health and/or prevention of health conditions. Seek and secure extramural funding for research focused on the use of recreational therapy in secondary and tertiary health promotion supporting independent functioning and reduction of health conditions secondary to disability and disease. Provide high quality instruction in graduate program, departmental core classes, and majors’ courses as assigned. Lead development of Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) major in the department. Recruitment and mentoring of graduate students. Provide service to the department, institution and profession. Engage in collaborative research with School of Public Health faculty as well as participate in interdisciplinary research across the IU campuses, and in a global context.