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College of Education and Professional Studies Presents Research Seminars

By Kate Garlock
FEB. 23, 2007--The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is launching the first in a set of two research seminars for spring semester.

UWRF professors, staff and students and area educators are invited to discuss research-in-progress related to the education field on Feb. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. in room B18 of the Wyman Education Building on campus.

Jim Tangen-Foster, assistant professor in Health and Human Performance department and coordinator of the Outdoor Education Minor, will present a seminar, "Motivational Readiness to Change Exercise Behavior Among Students in Physical Education Activity Classes."

Tangen-Foster's presentation will be by followed by a discussion on institutional review boards--committees that approve an organization's research--by Scott Woitaszewski, an assistant professor in the counseling and school psychology department.

Sponsored by the UWRF counseling and school psychology department, the Research-In-Progress Seminar mission is to promote scholarship, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and learn about work being done by colleagues.

Projects ranging from research questions in development to completed studies are welcome to participate, says Mark Gillen, an assistant professor in the CSP department who was part of a similar program at the University of Arkansas where he taught before coming to UWRF. "The seminars are an opportunity to seek common ground, find opportunities for collaboration and provide a forum for new ideas for research."

One of the seminar's goals also is to re-energize the researchers themselves because research can be a solitary endeavor, Gillen said. Another goal is to receive feedback and discuss topics of interest related to individual's research. Gillen said that students are encouraged to present their faculty-guided research as well.

The second seminar is set for April 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dean Culpepper, an assistant professor in the health and human performance department, will discuss his study, "Metamotivational Profiles and Body Image Perception in NCAA Division I and III Collegiate Athletes." More information about the seminars can be found at: .


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