News & Events
College of Applied Sciences and Arts is holding its first annual, campus-wide Health and Wellness Week from Nov. 13-17, 2017. This week is designed to spread and increase awareness of healthy lifestyles within the San José State University community. On Wednesday, November 15, Recreation students from Philly's RECL 110 class organized a "5 Ways to Play" activity for SJSU students. Way to go Rec students!! An amazing activity organized by our amazing undergrads...with a little help from Philly and BJ.
Another great meet and greet discussion with recreation industry professionals. Alisa Krinsty (Palo Alto VA) and Regina Maurantonio (City of Campbell Recreation) spoke with SJSU recreation majors about careers and career goals. It was a great discussion, and students learned a lot.
Dr. Miranda Worthen gave a talk entitled "Risk and Protective Behavior Factors for Anger and Violent Behavior in U.S. Military Service Members" in the MLK Jr. Library. Dr. Worthen delivered her remarks to a packed room! Just a small taste of some of the amazing research going on in the Health Science and Recreation Dept!
We had a great panel discussion for SJSU Rec majors. Liz Gonzalez (YMCA of Silicon Valley), Kim Castro (Santa Clara Parks and Rec), and SJSU's own Caryn Collopy (Campus Recreation) talked with students about careers, job opportunities, and internships. A good time was had by all.
Wondering about jobs and careers in recreation and leisure. Well...then check this out!
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the leisure and hospitality industry saw the highest wage growth of all private industries in the year ending June 2017. You can read the bulletin here, and take a look at the below figure showing wage growth across industries.
Well, another great convocation has come and gone. Spring convocation was a great success as family, friends, and faculty joined together to see off over 100 graduates, plus over a dozen Master's graduates from our MPH program. Congratulations to all of our amazing students! We were joined by Dean Mary Schutten, and Dr. Nooshin Razani from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital as our guest speaker. If you weren't able to attend, or just want to revisit the joyous occasion, you can click on this link, and watch a recording of the convocation.
Congratulations graduates! We wish you all the best as you move on to the next exciting phase of your lives!
(P.S. - if the link above fails, try going here: http://www.sjsu.edu/at/atn/webcasting/events/hsr-grad/)
There are also still photos available here. Take a look and find yourself, or your grad, and relive the proud moment!
Some pics from Commencement and Convocation:
HSR Faculty at HSR Convocation w guest
speaker, Dr. Nooshin Razani
MPH Graduates at SJSU Commencement with Dr. Monica Allen
Dr.s Baur, Allen, & Ross at Commencement
The 18th Annual Faculty Service Recognition and Awards Luncheon took place on Thursday, March
9, 2017 in the Student Union Ballroom.
The University recognized faculty with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service, including HS&R's own Philly Toney, for her 15 years of service to the department, university, and students. Be sure to congratulate Philly when you see her around campus. Way to go Philly!
Fall 2016 Convocation Photos
For those who would like to take a look at F16 convocation pictures, you can follow this link, and take a look at our wonderful grads!
Lifetime Faculty Service Award for Lecturer awarded to Heath Science and Recreation's very own B.J. Grosvenor for her years of dedicted service to our students and the department. Pictured above is B.J. receiving her award from CASA Dean, Dr. Mary Schutten (right, wearing the scarf). Let's all join in and give B.J. a much deserved *high five*!!
Recreation Lecturer Linda Levine (above right) participated in a panel taping in front of a live audience for the radio show and podcast In Deep with Angio Coiro. The show was called, Ya Might as Well Laugh, and featured Linda, Will Durst, and Hilton Obenzinger. The theme of the show was Humor and Linda talked about what humor brings to challenging life situations - grief, loss, scary times. You can listen by following this link: http://indeepradio.com/podcast/might-well-laugh-comedian-will-durst-storyteller-linda-levine-professor-hilton-obenzinger/ or using the hotlink above.