What do sports strategizing and writing have in common? Find out at the University of Findlay’s Oct. 9 presentation featuring J. Michael Rifenburg, Ph.D. The free, public event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Shafer Library’s Learning Commons.
Rifenburg will describe how student athletes’ knowledge of offensive and defensive plays is a useful but underutilized tool to help them succeed in the college classroom. Using research from a yearlong case study of the men’s basketball team at the University of North Georgia, Rifenburg will describe how college athletes learn plays and how this extracurricular knowledge can be used by instructors in courses that require writing.
The author of “The Embodied Playbook: Writing Practices of Student Athletes” is an associate professor and director of first-year composition at the University of North Georgia, where he also serves as Faculty Fellow for Scholarly Writing within the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the Oct. 9 talk.
The event is sponsored by UF’s Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing Program, Athletics Department, Convocations Committee, and Center for Teaching and Program Excellence.