The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is renaming and transitioning the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies and honing its focus and mission to become the Department of Health & Wellness Design. The Indiana University Trustees gave final approval to the name change on May 5, 2020. The school has already begun the… Read more »
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
Dr. Brandon Howell, a lecturer at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, participated in a faculty exchange at the National Institute of Development Administration’s (NIDA) Graduate School of Tourism Management in Bangkok, Thailand this past summer.
Dr. Brandon Howell from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington recently presented his “Protecting Yourself from Opioid Waste Exposures and Associated Infectious Diseases” workshop to administrators and employees of the park district, public works department, and police department of Deerfield, Illinois.
Dr. William Ramos of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington has been named a recipient of the 2019 Latino Faculty and Staff Distinguished Faculty Award. The Latino Faculty and Staff Council (LFASC) Latino Awards recognize important contributions by Indiana University undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Ramos was honored at the award presentation… Read more »
Tyler Neimeyer, a recent M.S. graduate from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has received the Future Scholars Award from The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS). The purpose of the TALS Future Scholars Program is to provide graduate students who are interested in pursuing a doctorate in an area related to recreation and leisure studies… Read more »
Dr. Brandon Howell, a lecturer in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, was recently named a Lodging Faculty Fellow with White Lodging Services. This fellowship, the first such appointment nationally with White Lodging, has Howell reacquainting himself with his practitioner roots in the hospitality industry. He is learning White Lodging’s hospitality systems in preparation for the recently approved… Read more »
Assistant Professor Dr. Oghenekaro Omodior at the IU School of Health-Bloomington recently participated in a faculty exchange program between Indiana University and the University of Ghana (UG). While visiting UG, he collaborated on a research project to better understand the risks and history of tick-borne and vector-borne diseases. Dr. Omodior also visited the University of… Read more »
Dr. Sherril York, Executive Director of the National Center on Accessibility at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has received the 2018 National Accessibility Leadership Achievement Award presented by the National Park Service (NPS). The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments that advance opportunities for persons with disabilities in the National Park System. Dr. York was presented… Read more »
The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has garnered the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration The Gold Medal designation is awarded each year in divisions based on population. This is the second time Bloomington has received the award. Managing over… Read more »
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on parks, recreation and tourism’s impact on public health. Articles will share research and community models that focus on the relation between parks, recreation and tourism and their impact on healthier lifestyles.
In a recent article, “Graffiti with a Purpose: Sexual Violence & Social Justice Conversations in University Bathroom Stalls” in the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, researchers examined graffiti on public information posters on sexual violence to assess several issues including efficacy. In 2014, Indiana University began posting educational fliers in bathroom stalls across… Read more »
David Smiley, a faculty member from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, is among twenty faculty members from IU campuses across the state who have been selected to join the FACET Class of 2018. He and the others join a group of over 600 IU faculty members chosen since FACET’s inception in 1989. FACET awards… Read more »