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Vol 58 No. 3 : March, 2006
Vol 58 No. 3 : March, 2006


Elizabeth L. Ambos, Richard J. Behl, Gregory Holk, R. Daniel Francis, Geological Sciences; Christine M. Rodrigue, Christopher Lee, Suzanne Wechsler, Geography; Daniel Larson, Anthropology; and David Whitney, Psychology, published the lead article, “Geoscience field studies at California State University at Long Beach: Urban applied research with a community focus,” in the December 2005 issue of CUR Quarterly (Council on Undergraduate Research).

Ray Briggs, Music, was invited as an artist/lecturer-in-residence from Nov. 7-17, at The Amsterdam Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. On Nov. 19, Briggs presented a paper titled “From East to West to the ‘Ol Dirty South: Locating the Memphis Rap Tradition” at the 50th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology held in Atlanta, Ga. Briggs was recently elected as President of the California Institute for the Preservation of Jazz.

Michael E. Connor, Psychology, was the lead editor of Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America published by Erlbaum. He contributed three chapters to the volume. Additionally in September, he presented a paper, “Busy Dads, Take Time for Your Children” at CityMatch’s annual conference in Ft. Worth, Texas; a workshop, “Involving Fathers in the Lives of Their Children” in Chicago during October; and in November, he offered a workshop, “The Impact of Black Fathers on Children and Families” at the Serving the Needs of the African American Community Conference in Bakersfield. In December, Connor presented two training workshops to the Orange County 100 Black Men’s Passport Program.

James Davis, Kinesiology, published a refereed article titled “Maximal oxygen uptake at the same fat-free mass is greater in men than women” in the January issue of Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging.

Art Gittleman, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, presented two talks at the Southern California Code Camp at California State University, Fullerton on Jan. 21 – “Ruby by Example” and “Hands-on Ruby on Rails.”

John Jung, Psychology, read selections and signed copies of his memoir titled Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South at the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and Learning Center in San Francisco on Jan. 19.

Joanne Tortorici Luna, Educational Psychology, Administration, and Counseling, received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her work with Move A Child Higher (MACH1), a therapeutic horseback riding program.

Suzanne Marshall, Family and Consumer Sciences, presented a paper titled “Collaboration Among Fashion Merchandising and Design Students” at the November International Textiles and Apparel Association’s Annual meeting in Savannah, Ga.

Ingrid Martin, Marketing, was selected as one of the top five graduates from USC’s Ph.D. program and was invited to present her research on “Relationships can disappear in a puff of smoke: A Test of Terror Management Theory and Risk Perceptions on Smoking Behavior” at the Spring Marketing Research Camp.

Julie Rivera, Chicano and Latino Studies, was recognized by her alma mater Whittier College, Department of Education and Child Development, recently as an outstanding local educator. Rivera’s career earned her salute at “Celebrating 87 Years of Teaching Excellence” on Jan. 15 in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. Nominated by their peers, the educators selected for the honor demonstrated such qualities as instructional expertise, creativity and innovation in their work with youth, colleagues and the larger community.

James Manseau-Sauceda, Multicultural Center, spoke for two back-to-back assemblies attended by more than 200 students titled “Unity Club-a-Dialogue on Diversity” at Cabrillo Long Beach’s High School on March 2, 2005. He served as keynote speaker and facilitator at the “Comm-Unity: Voices of the Heart” held in the Grand Ballroom of CSULB’s University Student Union on April 6. Also, he guested as keynote plenary speaker on “Diversity and Urban Planning for the Future” before the League of California Cities meeting in Pasadena on April 14. On May 12, he produced, hosted and performed original works on “Hip-Hop for Peace and Justice: An Open House Performance” broadcast simultaneously on seven cable channels and live-streamed over the Web. Sauceda returned to the air on May 14 in a live broadcast of the telethon’s closing dialogues. He returned to the USU as keynote speaker and facilitator for a symposium on “The Beginning: A Conversation on Regional Collaboration” on June 21. In addition, he received “The Peace Mentors Project” Grant Award from the Greater Long Beach Foundation at their August/September meeting on campus in the Multicultural Center. Also, he created the 150-page training manual, “The Peace Mentors Hearts and Handbook.” He facilitated “Lessons Learned: Fishbowl Dialogue Panel” at the First Annual Administrator’s Summit for the LAUSD held at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Sept. 17. He performed diversity facilitation on Nov. 5 for the California State Student Association Board of Directors at CSU Bakersfield. And, on Jan. 9, he delivered the keynote speech titled “Fostering of Family Across Cultural Difference: A Bridge Building Performance” at the California Family to Family Statewide Convening held at Long Beach’s Westin Hotel.

Ray Stefani, Electrical Engineering, published his paper “Politics, Drugs and the Olympics: And the Winners Are...Politics and Drugs” in the Fall 2005 edition of Chance, a magazine of the American Statistical Association.

Julie Van Camp, Philosophy, presented a paper, “Illegal Art: When Should Art Be Exempt from Ethics and the Law?” on Dec. 27 and chaired a session titled “Why Paint? Painter-Philosophers Discuss Philosophy and the Artworld,” on Dec. 28 at the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts Eastern Meetings held in New York. Also, she led a workshop on “Aesthetics: Critical Thinking about Art” for K-12 teachers at Fresno Unified School District on Nov. 17.

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, was in Thailand, Jan. 5-22, working on a Fulbright Senior Specialist project at Rajamangala University of Technology. He visited six different campuses in the Bangkok area where he lectured on international marketing and consulted on the business curriculum. He also led a doctoral seminar on “Qualitative Historical Research in Marketing” at Thammasat University.

Book Review

A Kinder, Gentler America: Melancholia and the Mythical 1950s

Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings

Most new teachers, coaches and recreation leaders who leave the profession do so because of behavior issues. Even when you have the subject knowledge and leadership skills you need, if participants’ problem behaviors are not handled effectively, learning, performance, and enjoyment will suffer.

Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings, Second Edition, will help you manage your participants’ behavior, whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, coach or recreation leader. This text, in an updated and expanded edition, will help you motivate your participants and create a physical activity environment that is conducive to learning and performance. In addition, the book provides methods for teaching participants to take personal and social responsibility for themselves, which serve to empower rather than control them.

With its focus expanded to include a variety of physical activity settings, the book will help you discover positive and creative ways to promote responsible behavior as well as prevent and redirect disruptive behavior. Using approaches from psychology, special education, and general education, you will learn how to apply proven practices for maintaining and enhancing appropriate behavior in your setting. The result is that your teaching or coaching goes more smoothly and your participants’ learning and enjoyment are maximized.

This new edition features real-life scenarios across a variety of physical activity settings, including three situations that are introduced at the beginning of the book and discussed at the end of each chapter, 27 checklists and worksheets, real-world tips and proven strategies, a refined 10-step program to help you develop your own behavior management plan, and an annotated list of more than 20 Web sites on behavior management that the authors have found useful.

Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings, Second Edition, provides you with ideas that you can apply to your setting and needs. Its ready-to-go reproducibles and checklists are time savers as they help you immediately implement sound strategies. With their years of experience, the authors understand the challenges you face, and they guide you in developing your own approach to promoting responsible and positive behavior in your setting.

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