Updated July 17, 2023
HHP Dean’s IDEA Council forms
Council members appointed
Dance and Drum with THEM: Celebrating Black History Month
Aboubacar Camara [from left] and Aboubacar Soumah [from right] are from Guinea, West Africa. Kenneth Metzker [middle] was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in the United States. They work together in the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida. They are playing the Balafon [by Camara], Djembe [by Soumah] and DunDuns [by Kenneth] instruments traditionally from West Africa. The music and rhythms are also traditional folk music from West Africa.
EFTI TALK: From Gainesville to the Whitehouse — Celebrations Through Events
The Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute and Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management, and HHP Dean’s IDEA Council, hosted a conversation with Chynna Clayton, director of travel and event operations for Michelle Obama at the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama, on March 1, 2021.
Celebrating women in HHP
Throughout Women's History Month in March 2021, we highlighted profiles featuring inspiring women leading the way and helping advance the way we live, work and play. These profiles are brought to you in partnership with the HHP Graduate Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) and Dean's IDEA Council.
EFTI TALK: Inculsion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) is the Road to Excellence
The Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute and Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management, and HHP Dean’s IDEA Council, hosted a conversation with leaders on inclusion, diversity, equity and access on March 15, 2021.
A message to the HHP community
Read the letter from Dean Michael Reid, Ph.D., and Rachel J.C. Fu, Ph.D., Chair of the Dean's IDEA Council, to the HHP community.
Wasdin Speaker Series: Interview with David Fizdale, Professional Basketball Coach
Watch the interview with David Fizdale (two-time NBA Coach) and Steve Stowe (VP Miami Heat Fund) joined by host Nathan Whitaker (#1 NYT Bestselling Author, Coach, and Speaker) on the topic of coaching at the Intersection of Culture, Race & Influence.
IDEA Council brainstorming and strategic planning
2021 Dean's IDEA Council end-of-year update
The council created a report outlining its accomplishments and plans for the upcoming school year at the end of the year meeting this past May. Full report HERE.
Report highlights include...
Wasdin Speaker Series: Interview with Joakim Noah, Former Professional Basketball Player and Florida Gator
Watch the interview with Joakim Noah, former basketball player, and Florida Gator, and Steve Stowe, VP of the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, on the topic of athletes at the intersection of culture, race, and influence by host Nathan Whitaker, a number one New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker.
Dean Reid initiates Equity Advisor proposal for HHP
Dean Reid appoints four Equity Advisors
2021-2022 Council members appointed
TALK: BOLDLY BUILDING A BRIGHT FUTURE: STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FROM LEADERS’ EXPERIENCES AND INSIGHTS
TALK: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: DIVERSITY IS THE ROAD TO EXCELLENCE.
The Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute and Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management, and HHP Dean’s IDEA Council hosted a conversation with leaders on boldly building a bright future through diverse talents on August 30, 2021.
Lecture Seminar Series: Dr. Emma Sherry
“Creating Change through Sport: Social Innovation in the Global Sport Industry”
Lecture Seminar Series: Dr. Ketra Armstrong
“Race and Restorative Justice in Sport Management: Theoretical Insights”
Lecture Seminar Series: Dr. Joseph Cooper
“Anti-Racism in Sport Organizations”
DEI Student Incubator Presentations to Faculty/Staff
Women and Girls in Sport Luncheon/Networking Event
DEI Student Discussion Group: A Chat with Benny Vaughn
The HHP Dean’s IDEA Council in the College of Health and Human Performance hosted an IDEA.Talk focused on “Celebrating Black History Month: Diversity is the Road to Excellence” on February 28, 2022. The panel included Everett McCorvey, DMA, Ensemble Directors Professor, University of Kentucky; and Benny Vaughn (BSHSE ’85), Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer, Life Coach and Educator. The session was moderated by Robert E. Thomas, Ph.D., Darden Restaurants Professor of Diversity Management and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
TALK | IDEA.TALK - CELEBRATING JOURNEYS. CELEBRATING THE WORLD. EVERYDAY. - STORYTELLING WITH A TRAVEL WRITER
Edith Hall Friedheim, Author, Musician, and President of the Eric Friedheim Foundation | Watch the talk >
Screening of “The Loyola Project”
Stanley Graduate Poster IDEA Award
IDEA Excellence Fund supporting Stanley Lecturer Day's IDEA Poster Scholarships
Six Scholarships to undergraduate/graduate students awarded: Women in Athlete Development Symposium and Networking Event
Lecture Seminar Series: Dr. Nefertiti Walker
“#BlackJoy: The Gateway to Inclusion in Sport”
DEI Student Discussion Group: A Discussion with Becky Burleigh and Kelsey Trainor on Pay Equity
2022-2023 Council members appointed
HHP Dean's IDEA Council and Dept of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management hosted World Tourism Day (September 27)
HHP Dean's IDEA Council concludes
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Article initially published August 13, 2021