Recreation and Parks Giving Back

Jan 1, 2023 2:17 PM


In publishing news, Drs. Blankenship, Buta, and Farr have agreed to terms with Human Kinetics to collectively author an update of Dr. Blankenship’s textbook, Applied Research and Evaluation Methods in Recreation, which should hit bookshelves in time for Fall 2024.

Dr. Farr was also included as a coauthor on a manuscript submitted to the Sport Management Education Journal concerning student memberships in professional associations and is also nearing completion on an invited book review for the Journal of Sport Management.

Jennifer Chisholm celebrated one year as the Administrative Assistant for both the Parks and Recreation and Kinesiology departments in early January. She has been an invaluable addition and we couldn’t be happier with the way she helps hold this department together.

- We welcomed 27 new students into the Master of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Sport Management program in the fall. We also got to say a cheerful goodbye to five students leaving this program, who graduated and walked during December Commencement.

- We also said cheerful goodbyes to 15 students that completed their degree requirements and walked during December Commencement.

- While this deserves a longer note, we will save that for later, but Spring 2023 marks the end of an era for the FSU Recreation and Parks Department, as it will be Dr. Diane Blankenship’s last before retirement. Dr. Blankenship has been a key element of our department for over two decades and, while we are excited for her next journey, we are also not looking forward to saying goodbye.