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West Virginia University graduate shares secret to athletic administration success

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Maryland native Erik Schwarz says his internship experiences as a West Virginia University sport management student convinced him to take the Division I Athletics path.

“I was a student football equipment manager for five years. During my last year of school, I did an internship with the football administrator. Working with the Mountaineer football team from 1988-1992 was unbelievable experience,” Schwarz explained.  

2018 Bolton Ethics Center Lecture announced

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Dr. R. Scott Kretchmar, one of the top sport philosophers in the country, will visit campus on October 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. to discuss improving youth sport. The Bolton Center for Sports Ethics will host the lecture at the Evansdale Crossing building (EVC-E 414). This event is free and open to the public.

In his upcoming lecture, Kretchmar will discuss the value of youth sports.

CPASS graduate kicks his way to the Columbus Crew sales team

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In the world of sports teams and major events, many people forget about the office jobs that surround the team and help ensure success.

Casey Hudson, 2018 Sports Management master’s graduate, found himself learning the the behind-the-scenes business of a major league soccer team, the Columbus Crew. Hudson is currently responsible inside sales and manages around 1,000 accounts.  

An effort to internationalize at home provides increased access to global learning

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A Japanese group will visit the West Virginia University campus this fall to promote cultural understanding and international learning experiences within the field of physical education teacher education.

The partnership is part of the new Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program designed as a complementary strategy to ongoing study abroad efforts within the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. While COIL projects typically develop online relationships only, this effort combines an online alliance with a physical, face-to-face meeting component.

Office of Student Success welcomes two new additions

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Two fresh faces have joined the Office of Student Success at WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences this fall. Betsy Robbinsand Evan Banasick, WVU graduate student, are adding their expertise to the college.

Robbins grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, cheering on the Chicago Cubs. She earned a BA in photography and English and an MSEd in special education, both from Purdue University. After graduation, she moved to Boulder, Colorado for three years before making her next mountain move to Morgantown, West Virginia. Robbins is excited to join the Mountaineer Family.