A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
What an awesome Leadership Development Workshop we had last month in Natchitoches, Louisiana! It was so refreshing to meet so many NAKHE members in person and spend time learning and networking. To those who have never been, I encourage you to come next year! My thanks to Tara Tietjen-Smith and Haley Blount Taitano for organizing the event and for hosting us. Thanks also to Emilia Zarco and Tim Brusseau for running the Leadership Institute (LI) and Department Head Certification Training (DHCT), respectively.
We now turn our attention toward our January convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you have not completed a proposal to present, time is ticking. Now that we are all returning to travel, I anticipate this will be a heavily attended event and presentation slots will be competitive. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Vice President Martha James Hassan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are due August 15th.
If you are a member, you may have seen my email canceling the Town Hall that was to be held at LDW. Earlier in the year, I had requested that the Future Directions Committee investigate the cost-benefits of a potential name change as we grow internationally. The FDC committee have asked that they be given more time to comprehensively investigate the topic, so they will be presenting their findings at our January conference. The discussion forum will remain open at https://nakhe.boards.net/, and I am sure many, including myself, are looking forward to what Vanessa Fiaud and her committee report back.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me directly. We will be working to add new committee members to begin in January, so if you are interested in serving on a committee, please let me know.
Thanks again to all of you who serve our organization.
NAKHE 2023 Call for Proposals
- The final deadline for 2023 Conference proposals has been extended until August 15, 2022. To submit a proposal, go to https://www.nakhe.org/2023_Call_for_Conference_Proposals.html.
- NAKHE invites nominations of individuals for the following awards:
Distinguished Administrator Award
Distinguished Scholar Award
Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Teaching Award
Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award
These prestigious awards are given each year at the NAKHE conference to honor and celebrate individuals that have dedicated their professional lives to the disciplines of Kinesiology, Physical Education, and Higher Education. To nominate an individual for an award, send an e-mail to Ken Bias at email@example.com, providing the nominee’s full name, contact information, and identified award (administrator, scholar, service, teaching, or young scholar) for which the individual is nominated. Inquiries should also be directed to Ken Bias at firstname.lastname@example.org. The criteria for these awards are posted on the NAKHE website at https://www.nakhe.org/awards.html.
The deadline for those nominations is also August 15, 2022.
- The 2023 NAKHE Annual Conference is set to take place January 4-7 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Intercontinental Hotel. The conference theme of Connections: Leading for Good in a Post-Pandemic World sets the stage for reconnection and reflection on lessons learned, challenges overcome, and opportunities discovered through the events of the recent past.. Visit the NAKHE website or reach out to the conference planning committee, for more information.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (LDW) HIGHLIGHTS
LDW attendees enjoyed a riverboat cruise on Cane River following Day One of the workshop, and also celebrated Dr. Betty Block's recent retirement.
LDW Team Building
Meet our NAKHE Member: Dr. Amanda Aguilar
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Department of Kinesiology
The Frank S. Groner School of Professional Studies
East Texas Baptist University
How did you find out about NAKHE, and why did you join?
I first heard about NAKHE from professors in my doctoral program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Diane Gill and Dr. Pam Brown really encouraged us to get involved in a professional organization and NAKHE was at the top of the list. It’s size and approachability really drew me in. It has provided a great opportunity to expand my professional network while also increasing my experience and knowledge base through its professional development opportunities such as LDW.
How is your experience with NAKHE so far?
The opportunities afforded by NAKHE and the encouragement to get involved by other NAKHE members has far exceeded my expectations. It has forced me to step outside of my comfort zone as I am naturally an introvert. I have presented at an annual conference and attended LDW event this past summer. I’ve already plugged the 2023 LDW in my calendar for next summer!
What are you excited about being a NAKHE member in the future?
I would really love to get more involved with the behind the scenes functioning of the organization. I believe joining a committee would provide a great opportunity for this. I’m also hoping to meet colleagues with similar research interest that may result in future publications and research activities.
Any other comments if you have.
I love the mentor/mentee opportunity NAKHE organically provides. Many of the more experienced kinesiology professionals within the organization are so giving of their time, knowledge, and skills to us junior professionals. This is an important component of any profession and is vital to keep a discipline growing. I look forward to many more years as an active member of NAKHE!
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