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P & P Committee
Editor & Chair
Brianna Newland

Professional Members
Melissa Davies
Elizabeth Delia
Andrea Geurin
Doug Manning

Student Member
Emily Newell
NASSM Officers
Marlene Dixon

Troy University
George Cunningham

Texas A&M
Chris Green
University of Illinois
Tim DeSchriver

University of Delaware
Brian McCullough
Seattle University
Thomas Aicher
Member at Large
University of Cincinnati
Jess Dixon
Member at Large
University of Windsor
Jacqueline McDowell
Member at Large
George Mason University
Emily Sparvero
Member at Large
University of Texas Austin
Matt Walker
Member at Large
Texas A&M
Stacy Warner
Member at Large
East Carolina University
Rob Ammon
Business Manager
University of S.Dakota
Orland Hoeber
Web Administrator
University of Regina
Conference Updates
September 7-10

Job Openings
East Stroudsburg University   invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position. Applications due by December 1, 2015.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level. Review of applications will begin Jan 15, 2016. 

The University of Florida invites applications for two assistant professor rank positions. Review of applications begins December 15, 2015.

University of Northern Colorado invites applications for two assistant professor rank positions. Review of applications begins December 4, 2015.

Doctoral Studies
The following doctoral programs are accepting applications for Fall 2016.

Florida State University - application deadline March 15, 2016.

Old Dominion University - application deadline January 15, 2016.

Texas A&.M - application deadline January 15, 2016. 

University of Tennessee - application deadline February 1, 2016.
November 2015

The NASSM Publicity and Promotion Committee strives to keep the membership informed through this newsletter. This requires a collaborative effort from the delegates. To contribute to subsequent newsletters, please forward all information to the Committee Chair and Editor,  Brianna Newland . Information can include, but is not limited to: awards, scholarly recognition, conferences, events, and 'from the field' information.

2016 NASSM Conference Awards Announced!
NASSM President, Dr. Marlene Dixon, is happy to announce the award winners for the 2016 NASSM Conference!

Chris Green, University of Illinois
The Zeigler Award is the most prestigious NASSM award and reflects the significant contributions that Dr. Green has made to the field in terms of scholarship, research, and leadership.

Aubrey Kent, Temple University
The Paton Award recognizes Dr. Kent's high standards of service and contribution to NASSM and the field.

Brenda Pitts, Georgia State University
The Diversity Award recognizes Dr. Pitts' exceptional contributions to promote diversity and inclusion within NASSM and related sport management disciplines.

Mark Nagel, South Carolina
Distinguished Sport Management Educator Award recognizes Dr. Nagel's teaching excellence and commitment to growth in the classroom.

2016 NASSM Conference Update
In partnership with the Central Florida Sports Commission NASSM conference attendees will be able to purchase discounted tickets to theme parks and other attractions in the Orlando area.  Be on the lookout for further information, including pricing. 

Sponsorship information is now available on the NASSM website. New sponsorship opportunities are available for 2016 and packages can be tailored to meet your organizational needs! Just follow this link for more information !
Program News
NASSM has  updated the list of journals that currently serves the community of sport management scholarship, which includes h- index as well as current and 5-year impact factors. 

The first Diversity Breakfast, held at the NASSM 2015 Conference in Ottawa, Ontario and hosted by the Diversity Committee, was a huge success! Sponsored by University of Connecticut and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, this event attracted more than 60 NASSM members, including many students. The purpose of the Diversity Breakfast is to promote diversity and inclusiveness, while breaking bread and meeting new people. The diversity breakfast is open to the general membership and the Diversity Committee hopes to continue having this event on Saturday morning, immediately before the poster presentation.

The University of Southern Mississippi is proud to announce the relocation of undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Management into the College of Business, beginning 
with the 2015-16 academic year. Led by department chair, Dr. Bill Smith, the programs are housed in the department of Econo mic Development, Tourism and Sport Management.  Program highlights include both bachelor's (traditional) and master's degree (traditional/online) options in Sport Management, a 12-hour Graduate Certificate Program in Sport Security Management, and an MBA with an emphasis in Sport Security Management.  The Sport Management faculty, are now located in the third floor, Tolosa Family Suite for Tourism and Sport Management, in the brand new home for the College of Business, Scianna Hall, named for alumnus Chuck Scianna.

Mount St. Mary's University has recently launched a new  Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM) progra m (Fall 2015) - the only of its kind in the state of Maryland. Curricu lum for the MSSM degree is designed with the working adult i n mind, catering to both those wishing to break into the sport  industry and established professionals hoping to advance their career. Students will work with professionals both in and outside of the classroom to better prepare for successful careers in the industry. 

Coastal Carolina University is pleased to announce the launch of a new Master in Sport Management program.
Applications are now being accepted for the Spring and Fall 2016 semesters. The 36 hour degree program offers a theoretical foundation combined with real-world experiences throughout the curriculum. Program coursework focuses on creating a broad based foundation in various areas of sport.

The School of Hospitality, Sport & Recreation Management at James Madison University is now the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport & Recreation Management. G.J. (Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of California Pizza Kitchen) and Heather Hart named the school with a gift of over $3 million. The Hart family has worked closely with the school for many years, providing career development opportunities to students.

The European Association for Sport Management (EASM) recently named their most prestigious award after Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai, Distinguished Professor at Troy University. The award is given to an EASM member who meets various criteria, including: serving the academy for at least 10 years; making significant contributions to the field of sport management through scholarship, research, and leadership; and making a significant contribution to the field of sport management within EASM.

Adrien Bouchet (University of Tulsa), Michael Hutchinson (University of Memphis), Mary Dana Laird (University of Tulsa), and Mike Troilo (University of Tulsa) received a Best Paper Award at the Southern Management Association annual meeting. Their paper, titled "The Role of Reputation, Status, and University Endowment in Increased Athletic Competition: Evidence from NCAA Division I" was voted best paper in the strategy track.

Join the Conversation!
As means of generating a dialogue within the NASSM community, the NASSM Publicity and Promotions Committee has started a Twitter piece called NASSM Asks. Every Monday, we will pose a question on Twitter with the hashtag #NASSMasks.You'll notice that these questions range from current events covering a variety of sport levels to light hearted advice and experience questions. Feel free to weigh in on any and all of these questions. We want to provide a platform to share perspectives from our sport management students, new and established sport management faculty, and leaders within the sport world. Additionally, if you have a question you would like to have the NASSM community weigh in on, tweet us your question, and we may post it as an upcoming #NASSMasks.

In January, the NASSM P&P committee will launch the NASSM Blog. The blog will serve as a means to interact with members more informally about current issues or the latest research, and with time, offer academics and practitioners alike a platform to share industry-relevant information. The blog will feature guest contributors from both academia and industry discussing the latest research, innovations, trends and/or challenges in the sport industry. If you have an topic idea or would like to contribute, please contact Andrea Geurin. Be on the lookout for our first blog post in January 2016!

Feature Story
The NASSM P&P committee proudly presents the new feature article section of the newsletter! If you have an innovative project or assignment, research site, or students that are making news, please share! Send your story ideas to Andrea Geurin. Below, Dr. Andrea Geurin shares the story of Dr. Mike Ross's vision to turn an assignment into a real life opportunity for his students, which led to WSU hosting ESPN's College GameDay. Read about it below! 

Social Media Success: Sport PR Students Bring ESPN's College GameDay to Wichita State University


In the past, Mike Ross's sport public relations classes at Wichita State University typically completed a social media assignment centered on a fictitious topic such as an imaginary Heisman Award campaign or Naismith Award campaign. In the fall of 2014, however, Ross saw an opportunity for his students to make a real difference for the university, and the assignment turned into one that led to WSU hosting ESPN's College GameDay show in February 2015. CONTINUE READING

Student Board Update
The Student Board has exciting quality student-based initiatives for all student members at the upcoming NASSM 2016 in Orlando. This year we will be hosting the Student Luncheon, as well as three initiatives lead by the Student Representatives - Allison Musser, Kyle Rich, and Kylie Wasser - based on your valuable feedback!

Student Symposium: Developing a cohesive, impactful research agenda is tough but important, so this year, the student symposium will focus on developing a research agenda. Faculty will lead the first half of the symposium and the second half will be dedicated to a Q&A. 

Student-Mentor Program: Based on your feedback, we will be making changes to the student-mentor program this year. While we will continue to provide mentor opportunities, the format for this year's initiative will not be limited to the President's Luncheon to allow for more flexibility and longer discussion. Look out for the emails describing the changes to this initiative.

Student Social: This year, the Student Board will be actively facilitating icebreaker games, aimed at expanding students' peer network. These networks are a great way to find peer mentors, friends and future colleagues. 

Online Elections: Elections for the NASSM Student Board and External Committee will be online this year. This allows for NASSM student members to read through the candidates' qualifications as they vote and facilitates a broader voting base. Since there will be some changes this year regarding the elections and the student-mentor program, keep an eye out for emails with more information

Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!
Natalie, Allison, Kyle, and Kylie 

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