Fitness, Health, Sport and Education Celebrated at Annual Lecture

April 10, 2009

Event: The Alderson Lecture is an annual celebratory and educational event presented by the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. This year's lecture will feature:

  • announcement of the President's Council on Physical Fitness Lifetime Achievement Award winner
  • presentation of a significant donation from the U.S. Ryder Cup Team to the department's Play Golf America program
  • a talk on "Exercise as Medicine" by a leading national expert
  • induction of two University of Texas at Austin alumni and "stars" into the department's Hall of Honor
  • announcement of a new scholarship in honor of a distinguished former faculty member

When: Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.

Where: Thompson Conference Center, auditorium 1.110—the conference center is at 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, on the southwest corner of Red River and Dean Keeton

Background: The Alderson Lecture is held each year in honor of the late Dr. C.J. "Shorty" Alderson and Dr. Mary Buice Alderson, former members of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education who served a combined 85 years as physical educators.

This year's keynote address, "Exercise as Medicine," will be delivered by Dr. Jack W. Berryman, a distinguished sport historian and sports medicine expert from the University of Washington Medical School. The President's Council on Physical Fitness Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented by Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer, U.S. deputy assistant secretary for health, disease prevention and health promotion. Slade-Sawyer also is the acting director for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport.

A reception will follow the event.

Photos of honorees as well as the keynote speaker are available upon request.

For more information about the Alderson Lecture, contact Mina Rathbun, 512-232-6013.

For more information, contact: Kay Randall, College of Education, 512 471 6033.