MSU faculty and students impact statewide conference
The North Dakota Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 2010 state conference was held in late October in Bismarck, where Minot State faculty members and students had a big impact. At the annual recognition and honor awards ceremony, Terry Eckmann, professor of teacher education and human performance for the past 11 years, received the 2010 NDAHPERD Honor Award.
Eckmann is an active member in NDAHPERD and served as president during the 2008-2009 term. In 2007, Eckmann was named NDAHPERD College/University Teacher of the Year; she has received the Picture of Health Award for North Dakota, the Minot State Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship and Research and numerous other awards.
Eckmann serves as a co-advisor for the Minot State Club of Physical Educators. The club is known for being one of the most active in the state and district. MSCOPE students attended the conference providing games and activities that can be used in an elementary physical education setting. This year’s MSCOPE presentation was organized by Sara Deutsch, adjunct faculty at MSU.
Jaimie McMullen, MSU assistant professor of teacher education and human performance, attended the NDAHPERD conference and provided a session on teambuilding activities. McMullen’s session focused on the benefits of teambuilding, such as cooperation, communication, decision making, problem-solving and critical thinking.
Eckmann and McMullen presented several workshops during the statewide conference.
The theme for the weekend conference was "The C.L.I.M.B," which is intended to bring many mind and body building opportunities to professionally enrich one and all. The conference featured exhibits, awards, speakers, presenters and networking opportunities for professional growth to all who attended.