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Magazine for Education and Human Sciences 09



    ducationHuman Sciences

    &EFall 2009

  • COVERBrad Pfeifle, vice president of sportsmedicine and rehabilitation servicesat the Orthopedic Institute, overseesDan Schmidt, an SDSU football playerrehabilitating from a knee surgery. Inaddition to administrative duties,Pfeifle 86/88 still sees ten patientsa day at the Sioux Falls practice.Page 30.

    President of South Dakota State University: David L. Chicoine

    Editor:Dave Graves

    Design & Layout:Virginia Coudron

    Writers & Photographers: Dave Graves, Dana Hess, Kyle Johnson, Eric Landwehr, Cindy Rickeman

    Publications Editor: Andrea Kieckhefer

    This publication is published by the Office of University Relations, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.57007-1498.

    11,500 copies Education & Human Sciences Printed at no costto the State EH160 10/09

    On July 1, 2009, the former College of Education and Counseling, the former College

    of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Department of Health, Physical

    Education and Recreation joined to form the new College of Education

    and Human Sciences. In May, I was asked to provide the leadership for the

    first year of transition as the interim dean.

    As I write this letter, two and one-half months into the new structure,

    an amazing amount of progress has been made but many decisions remain

    ahead for this year of transition. I hope this magazine will provide you with

    an idea of the breadth of activities that make up this college.

    The new College consists of seven departments and a program area

    offering fifteen undergraduate majors, and master of education, master of

    science, and doctor of philosophy degrees to 2,300 students.

    The former College of Education and Counseling has the largest graduate

    enrollment of any College. The staff includes about seventy faculty and 150 total

    employees. We are currently in the process of determining if there are new areas or

    programs that we should be considering with our broader range of expertise.

    We are looking for productive new collaborations in research and

    service/outreach. Are there efforts that would be more effective if they were

    combined instead of being maintained separately? There are interesting and exciting


    It is also a time for us to reassess our traditions and activities. We want to

    maintain those that are most significant to you, our alums and friends. In so doing,

    we will need to redefine how some of those are delivered as we incorporate the larger

    number of participants. For example does a banquet become a formal reception or

    does a hooding take on a new dimension?

    As I have led the discussions on campus, I have been extremely pleased with the

    openness of the faculty to new ideas and new approaches to on going issues. I have

    also appreciated the opportunity to meet many of you and hear your comments.

    Please continue to share your insights and concerns, and we will continue to use all

    information available to achieve an even more productive organizational structure.

    David HilderbrandInterim Dean

    Welcome to the College of Education & Human Sciences


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    FEATURES2 New College brings together common educational interests3 Experienced management team leads new College4 Dietetics grads above the crowd in landing national internships5 Food science majors emboldened by their training6 Hospitality management gives students good career options8 Teaching: lifelong journey with formal stop at State

    10 Student-teacher experience in Houston shatters expectations12 Human development majors motivated by desire to help

    people14 Interior design program prepares students in many settings16 Apparel merchandising grads find right fit at The Limited18 Consumer affairs degree opens door to diverse work worlds20 Family and consumer sciences education grads find sunny

    job outlook22 Educational leaderships versatility a big plus for its students24 Counseling program grads find jobs in varied fields26 Agricultural education program thriving, growing27 Career and technical education program marked by flexibility28 Aviation degree opens up managerial careers30 Athletic training opportunities extend beyond locker rooms32 West River counseling grad returns to teach in the program33 West River educational leadership program overcomes


    34 Nutritional science meets students professional quests36 Food science grad students research battles world hunger38 Extension effort takes nutrition program into schools40 Sports science majors can opt for applied or clinical focus41 HPER grad Vogel researches athletes life after college sports42 New labs in NFA give big boost to food, nutrition programs44 Rec sports majors develop skills by working with American

    Indians45 Physical education teachers fight childhood obesity46 Health promotion major finds career dream with Huskers47 Extension research promises benefit to state food industry

    DEPARTMENTS48 Faculty News50 Alumni News52 Development Director Staff vision reflected in new

    playground, food lab53 Deans Club

    A childs handprints leave a permanent mark in theconcrete at the new playground at Fishback Center forEarly Childhood Education July 28. Also in July, twolongtime hands at SDSUthe College of Educationand Counseling and the College of Family andConsumer Sciences have come together to leave apermanent mark on campus. See story Page 2.

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    Areduction in the number of collegesat SDSU, from eight to seven,doesnt equate into a lessening ofthe institutions academic integrity.

    The College of Education and Counselingand the College of Family and ConsumerSciences, separate colleges for many years,plus the Department of Health, PhysicalEducation and Recreation from the College ofArts and Sciences, are now one entity.

    The two colleges and the departmentjoined to form the College of Educationand Human Sciences effective July 1, 2009.The new College boasts the largestgraduate enrollment of any college oncampus with about 500 graduate studentsand 2,300 total students.

    With fifteen undergraduate majors andtwelve graduate degree tracks, the mergerbrings together seven departments:

    Counseling and human resource development.

    Educational leadership. Teacher education. Design, merchandising and consumer

    sciences. Human development. Nutrition, food science and hospitality. Health, physical education, and


    Efficient use of resourcesWhether its through cognitive skillsdeveloped in early childhood, kindergartenthrough grade twelve or adult education;aesthetics interests through apparelmerchandising and interior design; or helpingdevelop lifelong habits of wellness throughnutrition and health, physical education, andrecreation, administrators say the new Collegewill better educate students through a single,coordinated college.

    The primary purpose of the new Collegeis to bring together different disciplines toincrease interaction and to really buildstronger programs, explains Interim DeanDavid Hilderbrand.

    It (one college) will be more efficient, headds. We can use our resources more

    effectively and build better collaboration in allacademic areas of the College.

    Efficiency means courses delivered by onecollege will be incorporated into programs ofthe other college. Most noticeably, though, isthe number of departments will be reduced tofive or four, which, according to Hilderbrand,means some administrative dollars could berolled into support for expanded instruction,scholarship, and service by faculty.

    It will give us the opportunity to usesome dollars in different ways, he says.Faculty from the two colleges may findthemselves in the same department in thenew College. The new departments willhave more faculty because there will befewer departments.

    New departments comingAll existing departments, like nutrition andfood science, and health, physical educationand recreation will be restructured, observesHilderbrand, who notes its conceivable thatsome departments may keep their name insome form.

    As an example, Hilderbrand points tohuman development in the College of Familyand Consumer Sciences, and counseling inthe College of Education and Counseling.

    Counseling and human developmenthave a natural, common bond, he says. Wemay have a new department whose namecould have a form of both titles in it, but wedont know yet. As we study the inter-relationships this year we may find otherconnections that are stronger.

    Whatever the case, Hilderbrand indicateseverything will be settled by January 1, 2010.

    One of my responsibilities is to makerecommendations by the end of the calendaryear on the names and structures of the newdepartments, he says. The currentdepartments will be in existence until the endof this academic year.

    Sam Gingerich, the Board of Regents chiefacademic officer, says, This new structurepositions SDSU very well to respond to stateworkforce development needs in the broaderfields of education and human sciences.

    Kyle Johnson


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    Nursing and Fine Arts Building

    Wenona Hall

    Southeast entrance of HPER

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    The leadership of SDSUs newestCollege has been entrusted to aveteran management team.Guiding the College of

    Education and Human Sciences during itsfirst year are Interim Dean DavidHilderbrand and Assistant Deans JaneHegland and Jay Trenhaile.

    According to Hilderbrand, My goal asint

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