04-12-2004, 06:53 AM
49th Annual Conference of the Western College Physical Education Society
University Inn, University of Nevada, Reno
October 13 - 15, 2004

The Western College Physical Education Society invites you to join us
for the 49th Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada. The theme for this
year's conference is, "Focus on Students."

The conference site is a short walk from the heart of the "Biggest
Little City in the World" where conferees can gain real world
experience in social behavior in a competitive environment,
applications of probability statistics, and human movement analysis, or
just enjoy a good show, fine food and camaraderie.

Abstracts in any of the sub-disciplines of the field of
Kinesiology/Physical Education may be submitted. Acceptable abstracts
will be reviewed by the Program Committee and published in the WCPES
Western Society Review prior to the conference. Scientific papers will
be accepted for poster or oral presentations. Other types of
presentations are also permitted as outlined below. This is an
opportunity to present your work in a friendly and supportive

Abstract Format
The abstract is limited to 350 words on U.S. letter size page (8.5 x 11
inches). All margins are 1 inch. The font is Times New Roman. The
title, authorship, content, references are left justified. The title
is 12 pt., all caps, bold. The rest of the paper is in 10 pt.
Subheadings are 10 pt bold. The authorship is listed in 10pt. with the
universities after each author when they are from different
institutions. The date is left justified under the author order.
References are 8pt. Use Microsoft Word format.

Subheadings are dependent upon the type of presentation (see below).
Subheadings occur in the paper as shown in the example. Citations, if
used, are attached in a reference section.

Type: 1st Section--2ndSection--3rd Section--4th Section
1-Research: Problem-Methods-Analysis-Conclusion
2-Project: Project-Means-Outcome-Reflection
3-Round Table: Topic-Concept-Position
4-Address to Group: Position Statement-Logic-Action-Consequence
Four formats are provided to match the type of paper submitted for

Submission of the Abstract
Submit abstracts by email attachment to:
Dr. John Z. Ostarello
Department of Kinesiology,
California State University, Hayward
Hayward, CA 94542
Tel: 510-885-3047; Fax: 510-885-2282
Email: jostarel@csuhayward.edu

Submission Deadline: 1 August 2004

Notification Date: 15 August 2004

The Conference fee is $50.00 - includes membership in WCPES. (No
charge for graduate students however, there is $13 fee for student and
guest luncheons.) Presenters are expected to register in advance for
the conference. Send a check made payable to WCPES 2004 with name -
address - city - state - telephone and email to:
Dr. John Z. Ostarello
Dept. of Kinesiology
Calif. State Univ., Hayward
Hayward, CA 94542

Rooms for the meeting have been reserved at the University Inn for
$55.00/room single or double - no room tax. Reservations can be made by
telephone: 775-323-0321 M-F 7am to 7pm or email: www.unr.edu/uinn.
Participants should state that they are attending WCPES 2004 Conference
in order to receive the discounted rate.

Example Abstract

L.J. Smith, Hapdelnot University, L.M. Bartlett, F.R. Dodson,
NicePlaygrounds Inc., W.M. Goldenrod, University of Gradett
October 13, 2004

Project: Approximately 79% of injuries which occur on public playground
equipment involve falls to the surface (Tinsworth, and McDonald, 2001).
"Protective surfacing is the most critical safety measure on a
playground" (CFA, 1992, p.13). A surfacing decision making system is
used in a step wise progression to avoid making incorrect decisions
about surfacing under equipment for children with disabilities. Means:
A surfacing diagram orders the decisions for selection of surfacing
materials for each of the different parts of the environment. Each
resilient safety surfacing material is chosen to provide an accessible
pathway, and for the use zones around the equipment. Outcome: Care in
selection also must account for the need to transition from one type of
surfacing material to another material. Adjacent safety surfacing
materials must work well together. The transition between materials
must not present a barrier or a hazard for a child using a wheelchair
or other mobility device. Also, the best selection of surfacing
material provides a variety of sensory experiences, as well as access.
Reflection: Improper combinations of surfacing material, or poor
technical construction detail, can prevent a child with mobility
impairments; from playing with other children in an environment
intended for barrier free play. The goal is to design playgrounds so
that ALL children are capable of maneuvering throughout the environment
and both access all events, and play with all events.

CFA - Consumer Federation of America. (1992). Report on model law on
public play equipment and areas. Washington, D.C.: The Federation.
Tinsworth, O., and McDonald, J. (2001). Special study: Injuries and
deaths associated with children's playgrounds equipment. Washington,
D.C.: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Dr. John Z. Ostarello
Dept. of Kinesiology
California State Univ., Hayward
Hayward, CA 94542

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