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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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November is National Diabetes Month

Nearly 30 million U.S. children and adults have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Faculty Opening University of Waterloo

From ATRAnet: The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo invites applications for exceptional scholars and researchers for one or more tenure track or tenured positions in therapeutic and inclusive recreation beginning July 1, 2015. The position may be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, or in very special cases Full Professor. Preference will be given to an Associate Professor or Full Professor if a qualified candidate is found. The attached ad provides details about this position. Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested. Our application review will begin December 1, 2014. Please address correspondence to Mark Havitz and Sandy DeVisser using the information provided below. Mark E. Havitz Sandy DeVisser Professor and Chair Department Administrator Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3G1 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3G1 (519) 888-4567 x 33013 (519) 888-4567 x36344 mhavitz@uwaterloo.ca sdevisse@uwaterloo.ca

Friday, October 03, 2014

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2014 is next week: October 5-11, 2014!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Record Number on ATRAnet

I just saw that there are now 544 people on the ATRAnet listserv -- a record high! Thanks Tim! Thanks ATRA!

Faculty Position at UNCW

From Candace “Candy” Ashton-Forrester:The Recreation Therapy faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is thrilled to announce the search for an assistant professor in Recreation Therapy to begin August 2015. This is a new faculty line in our dynamic undergraduate program, which includes over 180 majors, four full-time and three part-time faculty members, and 22 RT courses (15 of which are required). We are in the College of Health and Human Services and share a new building with the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. The job announcement can be found at: http://www.uncw.edu/hr/joblistings_epa/15F029.html. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, November 10, 2014. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at ashtonc@uncw.edu . Candace “Candy” Ashton-Forrester, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS | Professor and Coordinator | Recreation Therapy | School of Health and Applied Human Sciences | College of Health and Human Services | UNC Wilmington | 601 South College Road | 3010 McNeill Hall | Wilmington, NC 28403-5685 | Voice: 910-962-7794 Fax: 910-962-7503

Monday, September 29, 2014

Faculty Opening at Concordia in Montreal

The Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University in Montreal invites applications for one tenure-track position in Therapeutic Recreation/Leisure Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in: inclusion of marginalized individuals or communities; leisure, health and wellbeing; leisure across the lifespan. We seek scholars with demonstrated ability to attract external funding and publish in refereed journals. The successful candidate will contribute to courses in the undergraduate TR specialization and to the development of a graduate program in Therapeutic Recreation/Leisure Sciences. S/he will hold a PhD (or ABD) in recreation and leisure studies or related discipline. Professional experience in TR and eligibility for NCTRC certification are assets. The application deadline is early November, 2014.

Links to ATRA Internship and Job Posting Sites

From Jamie Bennett via ATRAnet... For your convenience: This link takes you straight to the Internship posting form: https://www.atra-online.com/post_your_internship And... This link takes you straight to the Job posting form: https://www.atra-online.com/post_your_job Please take the time to follow the link and submit your information. Thank you, Jamie Bennett ATRA Student Development

Post Internships and Jobs with ATRA

From Jo-Ellen Ross via ATRAnet: If you have an internship or job opportunity and want to reach students and CTRSs, consider posting your opportunity on ATRA's website. Internship postings are free but need to be posted by a CTRS. Job opportunity postings cost $1.00 for 30 day posting. You do not need to be an ATRA member to post an opportunity or to view internship or job opportunities. Go to ATRA-online.com, go to the right top of page, click on table of contents, and then click on Job and Internship Opportunities. -- Jo-Ellen Ross jrsail@gmail.com

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Faculty Opening at Southern Miss

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Recreation in the School of Human Performance and Recreation in the College of Health. Minimum Qualifications: 1.) Earned doctorate (degree awarded by August 2015) in therapeutic recreation or closely related field and certification (or eligibility for certification) as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) (Note: Active NCTRC certification is a condition of employment.) 2.) Demonstrated line of scholarly activity evidenced by submission of peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations and/or grant submissions 3.) Demonstrated ability to engage in effective teaching

Congrats Bryan on ATRA Award

Professor Bryan McCormick, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT, was awarded ATRA's highest award, the Distinguished Fellow Award during the recent ATRA Conference in Oklahoma City. Congratulations Bryan!

Monday, September 15, 2014

ATRA Conference

I really enjoyed the opportunity to provide the Opening Keynote Address at ATRA. Around 500 ATRA members are attending the conference.

This is National Wellness Week

National Wellness Week is September 15–21, 2014.