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ABILENE, Texas – Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students.

Dr. Pug Parris, professor of Kinesiology at McMurry University, led a day-long session for physical educators in the Waco area on Tuesday, Oct. 9, for the Region XII Education Service Center. Her six-hour presentation, entitled “The Positive Power of PE” featured 40 activities designed to promote maximum participation in fitness, rhythms, and physical skills with students in grades K-8. Dr. Parris also led a day-long staff development workshop for elementary Physical Education specialists in the Frisco ISD on Saturday, September 22. Parris, who was assisted by her husband Rickey (McMurry class of 1973) taught 40 ideas to promote rhythmical movement and physical fitness to the teachers in a workshop entitled “Safety in Sneakerville”.
Dr. Patricia A. Lapoint, Professor of Management at McMurry University, and Dr. Carrol Haggard, Professor of Communication at Fort Hays State University, will present a paper at the Allied Academies Fall 2012 international Conference , October 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper “Design Prototypes Inc. Project Management (A): Selection of the Project Team” has been awarded a Distinguished Research Award in the International Academy for Case Studies. The full manuscript will be published in a future volume of the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies.
McMurry University Kinesiology Professor Dr. Buck Willis gave a Continuing Medical Education lecture to the International Foot and Ankle Federation, podiatry conference in Las Vegas. His topic was “Contracture Reduction of the Lower Extremities, a Meta-Analysis” and this study showed a direct linear correlation between prolonged passive stretching and the greatest permanent change in range of motion.