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    Reflections on the Presence of Play in University Arts and Athletics

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    Recent work has explored the extent to which intercollegiate athletics even belong at the university or meet the university’s mission. Just as play seems evident in athletics, it is also present in music, art, and theater. While these programs are popular targets when discussing possible cuts, few question their legitimacy at the university. In this article I argue that the justification for retaining the extracurricular status of intercollegiate sports should be based on their being especially playful. Indeed, on the basis of this argument, I suggest that universities offer even greater and wider access to sport through club and intramural sports. However, while athletics might appear to be more playful, I hold that there is substantially more play present in university music, art, and theater programs than there is in intercollegiate sports

    Nevada Southern Presents Sixth Annual Holiday Basketball Classic

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    One of the first questions asked by newcomers to the Southern Nevada community is how good is the public school system from kindergarten through college? (In this case, Nevada Southern University) . Contributing heavily to the idea that Clark County is a good place to raise boys and girls are competitive athletics, from interscholastic to intercollegiate. Many school systems and universities have found that competitive athletics spark academic programs and lead to the fullest development of the individual - which is what education is all about in the first place. It is to Nevada Southern University\u27s credit that fundamental programs of physical education and competitive athletics were included when the then infant Las Vegas campus of the University of Nevada first opened its doors on Maryland Parkway almost 10 years ago. Students and members of the community have a fierce pride in Rebel basketball teams, and rightly so, because this type of competition has stimulated other local students to stay at home for their higher education and has attracted students from other states and areas to attend NSU. There is little doubt that the best possible investment the community can make is in its schools which return rich dividends in the form of productive, civic-minded citizens. And, the competitive spirit derived from competitive athletics is a basic cornerstone on which to build a better community locally in the challenging times ahead

    Ethical Leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics

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    Ethical leadership and a values-based culture should be two sides of the same coin in intercollegiate athletics. Needed are ethical leaders serving as role models of integrity, trustworthiness, honesty, fairness, and respect for others. Ethical leaders model how values should guide actions and decisions as well as implement reward systems that hold others accountable for ethical conduct. Athletic directors and other athletic administrators with the moral courage to do what is right regardless of circumstances can nurture values-based cultures as they shape and develop the lives of athletes and colleagues they influence. The purposes of this theoretical work are to explicate ethical leadership, explain the connection between ethical leadership and a values-based culture, and propose a model for developing and sustaining ethical leadership in a values-based culture

    Three Students, Three Paths

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    Three students share the different paths they have taken in completing their Linfield journey – through study abroad, internships and athletics

    RWU Releases New Hawk Logo

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    More passionate and fierce hawk is part of project that includes updated color palette and a stronger, more unified visual identity for athletics

    The Institutional Factors that Affect the Academic and Financial Success of Mid-American Conference Schools

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    Athletic departments and institutions are spending an increasing amount of money on athletics. They believe that increasing spending will meet their mission to improve student-athletes’ academic success. However, the question arises, is the money being spent on athletics actually contributing to that goal? Secondary data was correlated to find the relationship between the institutional, academic, and financial factors. The results of this study found that the majority of these relationships were not significant meaning that these factors are not working together to meet that mission. Therefore, those institutions who participate in the athletic department arms races will not see an increase in quality of academics

    2012-2013 President\u27s Report

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    The Linfield College President\u27s Annual Report is a collection of information about the year in review, including academics, student life and athletics, enrollment, finances, philanthropy, and leadership
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