The tentative 2017 conference schedule

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Tuesday, June 6
3:00 – 10:00 p.m. Registration (High Rise)
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner (On your own or at Bennett Student Center)
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Board Meeting
6:00 -11:00 p.m. Social Time
Wednesday, June 7
6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Early Bird Workout (Student Activity Center)
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Bennett Student Center)
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pre-conference: Guided tour of Nashville or self-guided tour of Opryland Hotel
11:45 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Lunch (Bennett Student Center)
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Welcome (Nursing & Health Sciences Building)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Professional Development Workshops

  • Syllabus Building (Dr. Cathy Headley, Judson University)
  • Conflict Resolution (TBA)
  • Navigating Tenure (Dr. Steven Waller, University of Tennessee)
  • Professional Burnout (Drs. Randy Dietz & Stephen Salako, Our Lady of the Lake University)
3:15 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Presentation Block I

  • 3:15-3:45
    • The Health Benefits of Reading (Dr. Wayne Jacobs, LeTourneau University)
    • Recreation, and Sports Studies Programs at Public Universities: Lessons Learned from the Journey (Dr. Jason Lee, University of North Florida)
    • The Christian Liberal Arts: What Are They and Why Are They Important? (Dr. Matt Renfrow, Taylor University)
  • 3:55-4:25
    • Utilizing Classroom Assessment Techniques to Gauge Student Learning (Dr. Karen Jacobs,  LeTourneau University)
    • Considering Wellness: Alternatives to a Hookup Culture (Dr. John Byl, Redeemer University)
    • A Successful Model for Working With Collegiate Athletes (Dr. Jaketra Bryant, Georgia State University)
  • 4:35-5:05
    • Shared Staffing Between the Small College Kinesiology Programs: Can You Effectively Serve Two Masters (Dr. Dale Campbell, Vanguard University of Southern California)
    • Inner strength: College athletes’ use of spirituality for managing life experiences (Drs. Landon Huffman, Johnson University, & Robin Hardin, University of Tennessee)
    • The Religion of Sport: A Biblical Response to Society’s Obsession with Athletics (Dr. Matthew Brunet, Union University)
  • 5:15-5:45
    • The Role of Exercise on Addiction Recovery Program Adherence in Homeless Men: The Luke Program (Dr. Chelsey Franz, Bellarmine University)
    • Integrating a Conceptual Framework for Faith-Based University Visual Identity (Dr. Jason Lee, North Florida University, & Laci Wallace-McRee, East Texas Baptist University)
    • Promising Prison Ministry-Fitness and Physical Activity (Dr. Matt Renfrow, Taylor University)
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. A Southern BBQ Dinner (Hughes Center)
7:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Social Time / Explore downtown Nashville
Thursday, June 8
6:45 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. CSKLS Board Meeting
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (Bennett Student Center)
8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Devotional (Dr. Rob Touchstone, Lipscomb University)
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Daily Keynote I – Dr. Willie Steele, Lipscomb University
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Presentation Block II

  • 9:45-10:15
    • Hospitality and Shared Meals-Learning and Building on Teaching and Christian Practices (Dr. Ted Anderson, Point Loma Nazarene University)
    • Sports Chaplaincy: A Snapshot of the Next Evolution (Dr. Steven Waller, University of Tennessee)
    • Short-Term Mission Travel, Volunteerism, and Transformation: A Case of Valle de Toache Ecuador (Drs. Patrick Hollady & Anthony Dixon, Troy University)
  • 10:30-11:00
    • Caring for the soul & spirit together with the body: Considerations for preparing students for health professions (Dr. Jessica Ventura, Gordon College
    • Jacob, Hosea, Ruth and Esther take the GRIT Test (Dr. Valerie Gin, Gordon College)
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch (Bennett Student Center)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. CSKLS Business Meeting
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CSKLS Vision Casting w/ New President Dr. Steven Waller
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Student Presentations

    • Is a Low H:Q Ratio and Indicator of Quadriceps Dominance During a Drop-Jump? (Christopher Leavitt, Vanessa Torres-Lacarra, & Sammi Morren, Gordon College)
    • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Integration of Christ-Focused Learning in the Anatomy Classroom (Bryce Bovee, California Baptist University)
    • Curriculum Aimed at Cultivating Character Virtues Among Elite Athletes (Rachel Falco, Fuller Theological Seminary)
    • Examining the Correlation Between the Degree of Rear Foot Strike and Impact Force and Rate in Novice Runners (Tochi Anioke, Gordon College)
    • Performance-Based Identity & Christian University Athletics (Christa Nelson, Fuller Theological Seminary)
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Presentation Block III

  • 4:30-5:00
    • Faith-Integration in Anatomy and Physiology-based Courses (Dr. Elizabeth Sled, Cedarville University)
    • Sporting Faith: University Branding at Today’s Christian University (Dr. Jason Lee, North Florida University, Laci Wallace-McRee, East Texas Baptist University, & Dawn Tolbert, Shorter University)
    • Integrating Faith at a Public Institution: Legal Implications and Pedagogical Strategies (Drs. Leeann Lower & Sarah Shore-Beck, Ball State University)
  • 5:15-5:45
    • The Differences in Attitudes Towards Obesity Between Christian Teenagers and Christian Adults (Drs. Matthew Ruiz, Karen Robichaud, & Jeremy Townsend, Lipscomb University)
    • Navigating the Road to Tenure as a Person of Faith in Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies Programs at Public Universities: Lessons Learned from the Journey (Drs. Steven Waller, University of Tennessee & Jason Lee, North Florida University)
    • Spirituality Among Female Ironman Triathletes (Emily Johnson & Dr. Leslee Fisher, University of Tennessee)
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Banquet (McAdams Football Complex)
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Awards and Banquet Keynote: Annie Blazer
8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Worship Service
 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Ice Cream Social (Flatt Amphitheater) / Free Time
Friday, June 9
6:45 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. CSKLS Board Meeting
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (Bennett Student Center)
8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Devotional (William Van Trease, Lipscomb University)
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Daily Keynote – Dr. Misty Vetter Parsley
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Presentation Block IV

  • 9:45-10:15
    • Female Specific PE: A Christian University Distinctive Opportunity (Dr. Joe Malone, Middle Tennessee State University)
    • Faith Integration by Coaches in the Athletic Arena (Dr. Jerry Bergsma, Calvin College)
    • Sport Ministry that Wins: Bringing Research to the Practitioner (Dr. Jimmy Smith, Gonzaga University)
  • 10:30-11:00
    • Genesis of a University Faith-Based Kinesiology Program: Goals, Expectations, and Lessons Learned (Dr. Scott Roberts, William Jessup University)
    • Building Your Brand: Pedagogical Practices and Faith-Integration for CSKLS Disciplines (Dr. Jason Lee, North Florida University & Laci Wallace-McRee, East Texas Baptist University)
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Retiree(s) Reflections/Wrap-Up
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Bennett Student Center)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Time / End of Conference