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NDSU Human Development and Education Faculty Showcase Work

Several College of Human Development and Education faculty and students gave presentations or had research published.

Fargo, N.D. – Several College of Human Development and Education faculty and students gave presentations or had research published. Yeong Rhee, NDSU associate professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, presented "The Relationship Between Body Composition and Risk Factors for Chronic Disease" at the Ninth International Symposium on In Vivo Body Composition Studies, in Hangzhou, China, May 21-24.

Jared Tucker, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, had a paper accepted in Obesity, a journal in the field of weight management. The manuscript, "Television Viewing and Obesity in 300 Women: Evaluation of the Pathways of Energy Intake and Physical Activity," provides additional evidence supporting the increased risk of obesity associated with abundant television viewing, and shows that one source of this increased risk is lower levels of physical activity among the frequent television viewers. Results also suggest that differences in diet (energy intake) between frequent and infrequent TV viewers were not a substantial contributor to the differences in obesity between these two groups.

Joel Hektner, associate professor of human development and family sciences at NDSU, presented the paper "Analytical Challenges in Assessing Adaptive Interventions" at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington on June 2. The paper was co-written with Susanne Lee at the University of Minnesota. Hektner also presented "Supporting Positive School Outcomes at Madison Elementary School in Fargo, N.D.," at the Nurtured Heart Approach Global Summit in San Francisco in June with Angela Berge, the NDSU Cass County Extension Parenting Resource Coordinator, and others.

Jill Nelson, associate professor in the NDSU School of Education, and her research associates Kim Desmond and Clarrice Rapisarda, have had an article published in the most recent issue of The Clinical Supervisor. The article, "Student Reflections on the Journey to Being a Supervisor," is based on a qualitative research study they conducted about the experiences of doctoral students as new clinical supervisors.

Marvin D. LeNoue, a doctoral candidate in the NDSU School of Education; Tom Hall, assistant professor of educational leadership; and Myron Eighmy, professor in the School of Education Doctoral Program, had the manuscript, "Adult Education and the Social Media Revolution," published in Adult Learning.

David Silkenat, assistant professor in the NDSU School of Education, presented a talk, "The Legacy of the War, We Suppose: Suicide in Civil War Era North Carolina," at the North Carolina Civil War 150 Conference at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, N.C., in May. He also received the Guion Griffis Johnson Visiting Scholar Grant from the Southern Historical Collection at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to do research this summer.

Several NDSU health, nutrition and exercise sciences faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students attended the national American College of Sports Medicine convention in Denver in June. Gary Liguori presented a slide presentation, "Changes in Fitness and Power in Army ROTC Cadets." Liguori also will present the slide presentation "Changes in Fitness and Power in Army ROTC Cadets," compiled by Liguori, John Schuna, Emily Geffre, Casey Radenic, Denise Ching and Donna J. Terbizan.

Several NDSU faculty also lead poster presentations. Brandi S. Niemeier, Joel M. Hektner, Donna J. Terbizan will present "Association Between Young Adults and Their Parents Daily Caloric Intake." John Schuna, Gary Liguori, Jared Tucker and Arupendra Mozumdar will present "No Difference in Daily Physical Activity Between Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets and Non-Cadets." Jared M. Tucker, Gregory J. Welk and Nicholas Beyler will present "Physical Activity and The Metabolic Syndrome in US Adults: Comparison Between Self-report and Accelerometry." Trista Manikowske, Natalie Ching, Jared Tucker, Donna Terbizan and Gary Liguori will present "Differences In Fitness and Body Composition Between New and Returning ROTC Cadets." Bryan Christensen, Sherri Stastny, Sarah Hilgers, Hidafa Okamatsu, Trista Manikowske, Lindsay Youd and Joseph Champa will present "Does Creatine Supplementation Along With a Resistance Training Program Improve Strength in Women?" Sarah Hilgers, John Schuna Jr., Trista Manikowske, Jared Tucker, Donna Terbizan, Bryan Christensen and Gary Liguori will present "Validity of U.S. Department of Defense Circumference Equation in Detecting Body Composition Change." Donna J. Terbizan, Meredith Wagner, Trista Manikowske, Yeong Rhee, Jared Tucker, Bryan Christensen and Ardith Brunt will present "Blood Parameters Comparison Using the Cholestech LDX® System and a Standard Clinical Laboratory Assay Technique."

Jeremiah Moen, a doctoral graduate, and Bryan Christensen, associate professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, presented "Hunting for Health" at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance national conference in San Diego. The presentation was based on Moen's dissertation research, which involved tracking the physical activity of 22 deer hunters in North Dakota with accelerometers. The hunters were found to accumulate almost three times the amount of minimal physical activity recommended by professional organizations. For example, the deer hunters walked an average of more than 12 miles during a weekend of hunting.

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