Undergraduates Participate in Diversity Symposium
The 2013 PRTM Diversity Symposium featured undergraduate students sharing their diversity projects. The poster contest winners were- Brett Edwards and Jonathan Potter, 1st Place "The Only Color for NASCAR is Green". Zina Grogg, 2nd Place "Diversity's Role in Childhood Obesity", Caroline Broach and Greg Moore, 3rd Place "Examining Diversity of Referees in Professional Sports" .
NC Green Travel
Something to Cheer About
Many sports fans are finding something else to cheer about in addition to their teams' performance on the field: the greening of sports. PRTM's Dr. Jonathan Casper recently surveyed athletic departments of NCAA Division I schools on their sustainability initiatives. His research found that many departments recognized sustainability as an important direction, but often missed opportunities to enhance the sustainability of university athletics. Learn more about Dr. Casper's study during the Center for Sustainable Tourism's Nov. 27 webinar on energy efficiency in collegiate sports.
People First Tourism
Connecting with Nature's Bounty
If your idea of connecting to nature involves a connection with people whose tourism ventures embrace the natural environment — ecology, culture and history — of places a bit off well-worn paths, then you'll love the concept of People_First Tourism. Researchers at NC State's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management developed People-First Tourism to boost the number of rural tourism entrepreneurs — and enhance rural economies.
"We designed People-First Tourism to assist individuals interested in ... " Read more
Nature Provides Cheaper
Alternative for Fun
Malls and beaches have always been popular destinations for fun, but as these institutions of money-spending fall in popularity due to financially difficult times, attendance only rises at natural alternatives.
"We have seen a steady increase in attendance," Charlie Peek, public information officer for the N.C. State Park System said, "Most parks don't charge admission and are inexpensive alternatives for recreation." Yu-Fai Leung, associate professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at N.C. State, agrees. Read more
PRTM Students Help NC State
Win Service Award
PRTM lecturer, Annette Moore (far right), along with community partners, Rachel Campbell of the University Club (left) and Jackie Trickel, assistant park manager with Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space (middle), recently attended the celebration of NC State service learning in the community. NC State was among five universities named as national winners of the top honor for community service, the President’s Award, in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. PRTM incorporates community engagement throughout its curriculum. Read more
CALENDAR - We Know Something About Active Living!
There's always something going on here - internships, workshops, guest lecturers, volunteer and service learning projects on campus and in the community; not to mention course registration & scholarship deadlines, study abroad information sessions, and more!
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5-in-5 campaign makes progress towards funding scholarships
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posted on April 18th
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posted on April 16th
- Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Sports Management Online Masters Degree Accepting Applications
posted on March 25th
- Hofmann Forest Update Letter from Natural Resources Foundation Board
posted on March 20th
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