|Robinson Lecture to explore imagery in sport and exercise|
The librarians and staff of the Chester Fritz Library invite all members of the UND community to attend the 18th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor). Sandra Short will address “Using Imagery to Effect Self-Confidence and Performance in Sport and Exercise Settings.”
The women's musical group, VIVO, will also perform, and a reception will follow Dr. Short's presentation.
Dr. Short is a professor in the Department of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Wellness, where she also holds an adjunct appointment in the Psychology Department. She is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in sport psychology, sport sociology, and research methods. She is the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including the Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award, and was most recently recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship and Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Student Mentoring.
Dr. Short is one of the associate editors for The Sport Psychologist, the founding co-editor for the Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity (www.bepress.com/jirspa), and has been a guest reviewer for 20 different journals. She has co-authored a book called “Self-Efficacy in Sport,” and has more than 30 research publications, mostly focused on efficacy beliefs and imagery. Dr. Short has been the advisor to more than 30 master’s degree students, and has been a committee member for another 40 master’s and doctoral students. She earned her Ph.D. in the psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity from Michigan State University (1998). Her other degrees include a master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario (1994) and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Calgary (1992).
She is married to Martin Short (also a professor at UND in motor learning/control), and they have two sons, Stoker (7 years) and Brecken (5 years).
The Robinson Lecture series began in 1991 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Professor Elwyn B. Robinson's publication, "A History of North Dakota." Professor Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the History faculty. The Lecture, together with the Library’s compilation of a bibliography of faculty and staff publications, is designed to recognize the scholarly and creative accomplishments of the UND community.
-- Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries, Chester Fritz Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2189