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‘Sport Studies: The State of the Art’ topic for 4th annual sport symposium

04/14/2015 11:32 am

Rockford, Ill., – Rockford University will host its 4th Annual Sport Studies Symposium on April 24, 2015 from 1 – 5 p.m., in the Severson Auditorium, located in Scarborough Hall on the University’s campus, 5050 East State Street. The symposium features guests from across the country. The event is free to attend and light refreshments will be served.

Panel One: The Study of Sport – 1 p.m.
“Breaking Down Binaries: Considering the Possibilities of a Dialogue Between Science Studies and Play Studies” – Matthew Adamson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“The Long, Slow, Tortured Death of Sport Studies in American Colleges (And the Possible Path Toward Resurrection)” – Stephen D. Mosher, Ph.D. (Ithaca College)
“Conceptualizing the Nature of Sport” – Synthia Sydnor, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Panel Two: Sport Studies as Interdisciplinary – 3 p.m.
“Interpreting Interpretivism: A Legal Realist Account of Cheating in Sport” – Aaron Harper, Ph.D. (West Liberty University)
“Then and Now: Sport and Spectacle in Ancient Greece and Rome” – Stephanie Quinn, Ph.D. (Rockford University)
“Theology of Sport: Mapping the Field” – Zach Smith (United States Sports Academy)

The Sports Studies Symposium is hosted by Rockford University professors Shawn Klein, Ph.D., and Michael Perry, Ph.D. For more information please visit or contact Dr. Shawn Klein at or Dr. Michael Perry at