Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Faculty in JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge

Current PE faculty members John Foley and Stephen Yang were part of the SUNY Cortland JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge team. The 3.5 mile fun run was held at Onondaga Park in Syracuse on June 24, 2008. The event was coordinated by John Beecher in the Business Office and there are plans to get more faculty and staff from PE to join next year's challenge.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

John Foley elected President-Elect of NAFAPA

Current Associate Professor John Foley, was recently elected to the position of president-elect of the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA). The election took place at the 9th North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Symposium titled, “Setting the Pace for the Future: Innovations in Inter and Multi-disciplinary Research in APA.” The symposium took place in Indianapolis, Indiana between September 4th and 6th, 2008 and was co-sponsored by Indiana University and Purdue University.

NAFAPA is an international organization dedicated to the conduct, implementation, and dissemination of research in the practice of adapted physical activity. Dr. Foley is looking forward to contributing to the Federation and working with his fellow researchers to increase the physical activity levels of individuals with disabilities and reduce the health disparity that exists between individuals with and without disabilities.