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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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

National Distance Learning Week

National Distance Learning Week will be November 10–14. Indiana University's distance learning program in RT is over 30 years old!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Faculty Position at St. Francis, Joliet, IL

The University of St. Francis has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management. We have a growing concentration in therapeutic recreation and welcome candidates with a TR/RT background. Application review will begin October 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The official announcement and application can be found at https://stfrancis.peopleadmin.com/postings/1737 St. Francis is located in Joliet, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The RSTM department recently moved into a new facility in downtown Joliet (a $3 million dollar building renovation) built to our specifications. St. Francis offers small class sizes and is a welcoming and inclusive environment. The university is on solid financial footing and continues to invest in the growth of the RSTM department. Sydney L. Sklar, Ph.D., CTRS Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management Director, USF Challenge Center University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL 60435 Voice (815) 740-3691; Fax (815) 740-4285

Chair Opening at East Carolina

There has been an announcement that the position of Department Chair of the Recreation & Leisure Studies at East Carolina University.

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