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Contact: Angey Murray
Date: 3/8/05
 
SOUTHEASTERN HOSTS KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies will bring the professional world to students March 18 with its first annual Arts and Science Knowledge of Kinesiology and Health Studies Symposium (ASK KHS).
     Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Student Union Theatre, the symposium will feature a wide range of topics including eating disorders, strength training, developing community relations for professional sports teams, resume development and job searches.
     Guest speaker for the day is Lanny Boswell, director of strategic analysis, physical training consultant and sports medicine researcher for the U.S. Naval Service Training Command. Boswell will address supplementation and ergogenic aids. Others scheduled to make presentations include new Southeastern football coach Dennis Roland and professionals from North Oaks Health System, the New Orleans Zephyrs, and the New Orleans Hornets.        
     “Something every student should do during their college years is attend a professional meeting,” said Edward Hebert, associate professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies. “Every profession has professional organizations, and these organizations publish items of interest to its members, and hold conventions, conferences and meetings where they share information, learn, and develop collegial relationships. It's often difficult for a student to attend one of these meetings due to the travel, costs and missing classes, thus the creation of ASK KHS.”
     Other Southeastern faculty and staff members addressing attendees will be Matt Moore, football strength and conditioning coach; assistant professor Jennifer Jeansonne with an introduction to research and the Soar initiative; professor Robert Kraemer with preparing for graduate school, and career counselors Kim Foil and Beverly Sellers on interview skills and resume building. Throughout the day, students from health studies classes will also display works and make presentations. 
     A continental breakfast will be served outside the theatre during the 8 a.m. registration and a jambalaya lunch with drink will be available for $6.
     For more information on ASK KHS, contact Karen Lew, director of Southeastern’s athletic training education program, at 985-549-2350 or klew@selu.edu