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Belonging: Understanding the Physical Education Teacher Education Pipeline

Spring 2022

Official Publication of the College of Applied Science and Technology

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Belonging: Understanding the physical education teacher education pipeline

As a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (KNR), Dr. Emily Jones is finding new ways to get to know the student body through her research. She focuses on the concept of belonging when it comes to recruitment and retention of students in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) major.

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Difference makers: CAST alums who found niche at ISU are leaving their mark on the world

The College of Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST) sends its graduates out to the world prepared to hit the ground running and leave their mark.

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From theory to practice: GROWMARK’s innovation internship program provides students opportunity

One of the College of Applied Science and Technology’s (CAST) hallmarks is the opportunity for experiential learning. Not all of this learning happens on campus, however, and a lot of it would not happen at all without committed partnerships. When GROWMARK approached the School of Information Technology (IT) about a new internship opportunity, it was consequently an easy ‘yes.’

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“The best experiences that this world has to offer”: A Kinesiology and Recreation alum shares his passion for national parks

Choosing Recreation and Park Administration (RPA) as a major was easy for Alex Harrison ’20. “I knew I wanted to be in a field that catered to giving people of all ages, walks of life, and backgrounds the best experiences that this world has to offer.”

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