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AMES, Iowa -- Lawrence F. Locke, professor emeritus of physical education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, has been named the first Pease Family Scholar in the Iowa State University.

Locke will be on campus April 9-11. He will meet with Iowa State faculty, staff and students. He will give a public lecture titled "Songs from the Coal Mine Canary: Struggling With State Regulation of School Physical Education," on Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Memorial Union.

Locke is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. The American Educational Research Association's outstanding doctoral dissertation award is named for him. In 1992, Locke earned the Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

He was the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education's Dudley Allen Sargent Lecturer in 1995 and was recognized with that association's Distinguished Scholar Award in 1996. He is currently conducting a study on the social and political conditions that encourage and sustain outstanding public school physical education programs.

The Pease Visiting Scholar program is in the ISU College of Education's department of health and human performance.

"We are very pleased that Dr. Locke has accepted our invitation to serve as the first Pease Family Scholar," said Dean Anderson, professor and chair of the Department of Health and Human

Performance. "Dr. Locke has always been on the forefront of the fight to improve programs that educate people toward a lifestyle of health and physical activity. Like Dean Pease, he has always worked toward making schools and universities more effective in meeting student and client needs in this area."

The Pease Family Scholar Fund was created in 1991 memory of Harvey and Bomell Pease, Newport Beach, Calif., by their son, Dean A. Pease, and his wife, Sally Pease. The fund was established to bring visiting scholars to campus.

Dean Pease chaired Iowa State's department of health and human performance from 1987 to 1990. He died in 1994. Sally Pease is administrative assistant to the director of Iowa State's Memorial Union. Locke was a mentor of Dean Pease, said Anderson.

"The College of Education and the department of health and human performance are grateful to Dean and Sally Pease for establishing the endowment," said Camilla Benbow, interim dean of education. "Their gift will enhance learning opportunities for students and faculty throughout the university."


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