HHP Welcomes New ROTC Commanders

LTC Thomas E. Glockzin is commander of the ECU Air Force ROTC.

Lt. Col. Glockzin

Lt. Col. Glockzin

He recently served as the deputy commander, 43rd Airlift Group, Pope Field, North Carolina where he commanded eight squadrons, 13 group staff agencies, and 1,200 personnel supporting five Major commands.  At Pope Field, Glockzin also served as chief of staff and directed activities for 85 personnel.  He is a master navigator with more than 4,000 flying hours, including more than 200 combat and combat support hours.  He earned an undergraduate degree in 1989 in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in 1998 in Aeronautical/Aviation Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal (Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster).

LTC Sean Farrar

LTC Sean Farrar

LTC Sean E. Farrar is commander of the ECU Army ROTC.  He recently served as a division chief in the Aviation Test Directorate at the U.S. Army Operation Test Command in Fort Hood, Texas, where he conducted testing of new Aviation aircraft and equipment.  At Fort Hood he tested the new Apache attack helicopter and an aircrew protective mask used for chemically or biologically contaminated environments.  He is a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot with one combat tour in Iraq, where he served as an advisor and trainer to the Iraqi Police.  He earned an undergraduate degree in 1994 in geography from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a graduate degree in 2003 in Individual Counseling from Long Island University.

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ECU professors published in Journal of Sport Management

Two East Carolina University professors in the Department of Kinesiology published articles in the July issue of the Journal of Sport Management.

Dr. Melanie Sartore-Baldwin co-authored, “Hegemonic Masculinity and the Institutionalized Bias Toward Women in Men’s Collegiate Basketball: What do Men Think?”  The study investigates men’s basketball coaches’ perceptions and attitudes toward women in men’s college basketball.

Dr. Stacy Warner led an international team of researchers in a study highlighting the factors necessary to retain sports officials. The article was titled, “Officiating Attrition: The Experiences of Former Referees via a Sport Development Lens.”

The Department of Kinesiology is housed in the ECU College of Health and Human Performance.

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ECU hosts scouting event

The East Carolina University Army ROTC program and Boy Scouts of America hosted Operation Scout Out on campus the weekend of Aug. 24-25.

Scouts from across the state participated in activities such as crossing a rope bridge to overcome fear of heights and pulling a Humvee to test their physical fitness. They learned about how soldiers eat in the field, warrior ethos, assisted liter carry and electronic weapons.

Scout leader Lacy Hobgood and Cadet Austin Faulkner led joint operation, designed to teach young scouts the importance of values. Organizers expect to hold the event annually.

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New health education and promotion chair selected

Dr. Don Chaney has been appointed the new chair of the Department of Health Education and Promotion following a national search.

Chaney

Chaney

Chaney comes to ECU from the University of Florida, where he served as the assistant dean for distance education and outreach and the associate director for the Center for Digital Health and Wellness in the College of Health and Human Performance. A former faculty member in ECU’s Department of Health Education and Promotion, he has also held appointments at Texas A&M University and the University of Alabama.

Chaney’s research interests include technology integration in health and online learning/professional development.  The majority of his publications are related to distance education course development and technological applications.

“I am honored to be back at East Carolina University and leading what I believe to be one of the best, if not the best, faculty in health education and promotion in the country,” said Chaney.  “Graduates from our programs in athletic training, school health education, community and worksite health promotion and environmental health are making a real difference in the health of Eastern North Carolinians,” he continued.

Chaney is the past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Health Studies.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1999 in fitness management from the University of North Alabama.  In 2000 he received a master’s degree in health education and promotion from Mississippi State University and in 2003 he earned a doctorate in health education and promotion from the University of Alabama.

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ECU researchers uncover secrets related to fat, estrogen

Research by an East Carolina University professor and co-authors could generate ideas on how fat interacts with estrogen to cause problem areas for weight gain in women.

Hickner

Hickner

Dr. Bob Hickner, professor in the ECU Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Performance, worked with Kathleen Gavin, a post doc fellow at the University of Colorado in Denver; ECU alumnus Dustin Raymer and ECU graduate student Elizabeth Cooper.

The team determined that estrogen’s effect on fat depends on where the fat deposit is located. Those effects could explain why some premenopausal women have difficulty losing their pear shape even when they exercise. They could also help generate some new ideas on how estrogen in fat may influence why postmenopausal women tend to accumulate more fat in the abdomen.

The authors suggest that more research is necessary to better understand the mechanisms behind how and why estrogen acts in these differential ways.

The article is titled, “Estradiol Effects on Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Lipolysis in Premenopausal Women are Adipose Tissue Depot Specific and Treatment Dependent.” It appears in the June edition of the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, published by the American Physiological Society, and available at http://bit.ly/1aKKegY.

Hickner is director of the Ph.D. program in bioenergetics and exercise science at ECU and co-director of research at the Center for Health Disparities Research.

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