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The Sports Ethicist Show: Sports Studies Symposium 2014

A new episode of The Sports Ethicist Show is available!

The 3rd annual Sports Studies Symposium was held April 25, 2014. In this episode, the symposium participants discuss the ideas raised by the papers given at the symposium. In the first part of the episode, Mike Perry and Shawn E. Klein talk with Sean Beckmann and Kevin Schieman about the 10,000 hour rule and what distinguishes sport from other kinds of physical games. In the second part, Shawn E. Klein, Zachary Draves, Huston Ladner, and Carl Robinson discuss the relationship between sport and society, cyborgs, and the value of spectatorship.

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Sports Studies Symposium: Defining Sport

Sports Studies 14 thumbRockford University is hosting the Third Annual Sports Studies Symposium on April 25, 2014 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm CT at the Grace Roper Lounge, Burpee Center. The conference is free to attend and light refreshments will be served.

Panel One

“Burning the Straw Man: the 10,000 hour rule, fitness, and athletics”
– Sean Beckmann, Ph.D. (Rockford University)

“From the Boarders: Skateboarding at the Fringe of Sport”
– Brian Glenney, Ph.D. (Gordon College) and Steve Mull (Gordon College)

“Sport, Seriousness, and Hopscotch Dreams”
– Major Kevin Schieman, M.A. (United States Military Academy)

Panel Two

“Sport in Society: How Athletics Shapes Our World and Consciousness”
– Zachary Draves, (Rockford University Student Contest Winner)

“The Convergence of Mechanization and the Modern Athlete in NASCAR”
– P. Huston Ladner, M.A (University of Hawaii)

“The Modern Literature of Ring Sport: A Cultural Phenomenon and Its Literary Forms”
– Carl Robinson, Ph.D. (Ashford University)

The Sports Studies Symposium is hosted by Rockford University professors Dr. Shawn Klein and Dr. Michael Perry. For more information please visit www.SportsEthicist.com or contact Dr. Shawn Klein at sklein@rockford.edu.

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Podcast Episode 4: Fitness and Sport (The Sports Ethicist Show)

The podcast for episode 4 of The Sports Ethicist Show is available for download.

http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/the-sports-ethicist-show-ep-4-fitness-and-sport/

In this episode, The Sports Ethicist talks with Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann about the relationship of fitness to sport and athletics. What is fitness? Are fitness and health the same thing? Are elite athletes fit and should the general public emulate elite training regiments? The conversation shifts into the issue of gene doping and doping in general.

Original Air Date: April 15, 2013 on Rockford College Radio.

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The Sports Ethicist Show: Fitness and Sport

The Sports Ethicist Show airs tonight at 6 pm (Central) on Rockford College Radio.

In this episode, The Sports Ethicist talks with Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann about the relationship of fitness to sport and athletics. What is fitness? Are fitness and health the same thing? Are elite athletes fit and should the general public emulate elite training regiments? The conversation shifts into the issue of gene doping and doping in general.

Listen on Rockford College Radio (6pm Central):
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/ (Click on the Listen Live button)

A podcast of the show will be available after the show airs.
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/category/thesportsethicist/

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