Mark Zimmerman’s Student Work: Spring 2016

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The Benefits of the Correct Warm up

Many people love to workout because it helps them stay fit, makes them feel better, and keeps them healthy. Some individuals do not like to warm up. So today, we must talk about the importance of warming up correctly. Warming up and stretching can be beneficial in so many ways. For example, it increases body […]

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Why Is Farce Funny?

By Dr. Pamela Washington At rehearsal of A Flea in Her Ear last night, I witnessed the physicality of farce at its best and couldn’t help but laugh out loud when Histangua kicks Chandler into a closet threatening him with a gun and again when Laura aggressively backs Tournel onto a desk. I went home […]

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Breaking the Barriers: Social Media Director

Statistics show that 98% of college students have some sort of social media account. With these statistics in mind, we’ve decided to target our conference guests using social media. [pullquote]Social media is taking over.[/pullquote] Since the beginning of the semester, Twitter and Instagram accounts have been made to promote the Media Ethics Conference on September […]

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Welcome to ‘Breaking the Barriers’!

Hello! I am Justin Galletly, and welcome to “Breaking the Barriers,” the blog representing Professor Joe Hight’s Media Conference Leadership class. I am this site’s editor. Here I and several other students of this class will update you on the different events and bits of information that our group has to share throughout the semester. […]

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Meet the Co-Conference Director

Hi, my name is Meaghan Hatch, and I am one of the conference directors planning the Breaking the Barriers Media Conference. As a conference director, my job is to plan, document and oversee the planning of our conference. I work closely with other directors to make sure each person is on track in their individual […]

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Cycling

by: Kyle Factor When you think of a great workout, you may think it has to be done formally in a gym. on the treadmill, weight training, or doing yoga or aerobic fitness classes. One type of recreational activity that may not have grabbed your attention is cycling. Getting out there on your bike and […]

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Take a Hike!

by: Evan Small TAKE A HIKE!! Gym Memberships. These two words are known for making muscles, bank accounts and schedules sore. Although mostly seen as a convenient resource for exercise, other FREE alternatives for even high volume exercise are often overlooked. Summer is fast approaching and with vacations often centered around cooler air and the […]

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Book discussion group in CTL 200

Teaching and Books

Written by Cheryl Frech, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry –  I am a big fan of books. Because I commute to UCO from Norman, I constantly listen to audiobooks in the car. My bedside table is stacked with a book-in-progress and multiple to-read titles. I just completed an eight-year stint as the book and media reviews […]

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Programming for Parkinson’s Disease

by Kyle FActor Parkinson’s is a neurological disease where damaged nerve cells do not produce enough dopamine in the brain. First signs of this disease are tremors in one single hand. As this disease progresses, you lose a lot of other body function as well like, range of motion, muscle stiffness, and loss of balance. […]

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Use IF-AT Cards…Make Tests Fun!

The 2016 UCO Collegium on College Teaching Practices showcased many different active learning strategies employed by UCO faculty. The below short essay describes the success, Maurice Haff, an Instructor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, has found using the Immediate-Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) cards. These cards are free to UCO faculty and available at the Center for […]

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Circuit Training: Is this cool or what?!

by: Aaron Parker One of the main barriers for getting to the gym is time. Sometimes, it can feel like you need 2 hours to fit in a really effective workout and feel accomplished.  I used to feel the same way until I switched my major to Kinesiology and discovered circuit training.  Circuit training is […]

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Running as Exercise

by: Evan Small Winter slowly turns into spring and just as the weather turns bearable for outside activies, the sidewalks of boulevard are slammed with runners getting there morning and evening mileage in. If you want to jump on the running train, whether for the upcoming marathon, daily exercise or an excuse to get away […]

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