Can’t Sleep? Guest was injured, and you don’t know what to do? This book can answer those questions for you.

An injured guest is everyone’s business owner’s nightmare. What happened, how do you make sure it does not happen again, what can you do to help the guest, can you help the guests are just some of the questions that might be keeping you up at night.

This book can help you understand why people sue and how you can and should deal with injured, angry or upset guests of your business.

This book is designed to help you rest easy about what you need to do and how to do it. More importantly, this book will make sure you keep your business afloat and moving forward.

You did not get into the outdoor recreation business to worry or spend nights staying awake. Get prepared and learn how and why so you can sleep and quit worrying.

                                      Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Outdoor Recreation Risk Management, Law, and Insurance: An Overview

Chapter 2    U.S. Legal System and Legal Research

Chapter 3    Risk 25

Chapter 4    Risk, Accidents, and Litigation: Why People Sue

Chapter 5    Law 57

Chapter 6    Statutes that Affect Outdoor Recreation

Chapter 7    Pre-injury Contracts to Prevent Litigation: Releases

Chapter 8    Defenses to Claims

Chapter 9    Minors

Chapter 10    Skiing and Ski Areas

Chapter 11    Other Commercial Recreational Activities

Chapter 12    Water Sports, Paddlesports, and water-based activities

Chapter 13    Rental Programs

Chapter 14    Insurance

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Illuminare Student Journal is requesting paper submissions for the 2015-2016 publication.

The Illuminare Student Journal is requesting paper submissions for the 2015-2016 publication.

Deadline for Papers: DECEMBER 4, 2015

In 1992, students in the Indiana University Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies, with support from Dr. Ruth Russell, established the Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies which has since become a leading student-generated academic journal for leisure studies. It is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish original student work in leisure studies or the aforementioned core specializations within the field. The mission of the Illuminare is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to learn about the publishing process, distribute and promote graduate student work, and give graduate students a platform for developing skills to be successful in their future careers in academia or as a research savvy practitioner.

Past editions, current call for papers, and journal information can be found on our website:

Illuminare seeks to publish papers relevant to leisure studies broadly or the five core specializations within our field:

• Recreational Sport Administration

• Park and Recreation Management

• Outdoor Recreation

• Recreational Therapy

• Tourism Management

Papers can be submitted in a number of formats including:

  1. Literature Reviews – research papers focused analyzing and/or connecting major developments within a particular research area or field.
  2. Traditional research manuscripts – papers focused on presenting new and empirical data and/or the presentation of new comprehensive theories or theoretical models.
  3. Dissertation or Thesis Abstracts – 3-5 page abstracts presenting or proposing dissertation or thesis projects.
  4. Briefs – following the Journal of Leisure Research briefs are short notes “featuring brief reports on studies involving (1) replication or failure to replicate previously reported results, (2) methodological contributions, (3) comment, rejoinder and rebuttal pertaining to previously published papers, and (4) original empirical data not adequate or sufficient for the development of a regular article but appropriate for a short note (typically less than 5-7 pages).”

Please see the attached Guidelines for Authors for further submission information. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Illuminare ScholarWorks site,

Call for Editorial Staff (Reviewers and Topic Editors): Application deadline of November 2, 2015.

Reviewers: Reviewers (5-25) are responsible for reviewing assigned manuscripts using the provided reviewing rubric (for clarity, development of ideas, scholarly accuracy, overall quality, and compliance with publication guidelines) and providing recommendations to the Topic Editors. Reviewers should be committed to building and maintaining the Illuminare’s reputation as the premier, peer-reviewed graduate student-ran journal in leisure studies and related fields.

Topic Editors: Topic Editors (5) are responsible for overseeing the reviewing process by assigning articles, managing reviewer deadlines, and synthesizing reviewer comments. Topic Editors provide the final recommendation of each submitted article to the co-editors for acceptance.Topic Editors should be committed to building and maintaining the Illuminare’s reputation as the premier, peer-reviewed graduate student-ran journal in leisure studies and related fields.

If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer or topic editor for this year’s issue of Illuminare, please complete the attached application by the due date, November 2nd. Additional job descriptions are available upon request.

Journal Information:

In 1992, students in the Indiana University Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies, with support from Dr. Ruth Russell, established the Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies which has since become a leading student-generated academic journal for leisure studies. It is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish original student work in leisure studies or the aforementioned core specializations within the field. The mission of the Illuminare is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to learn about the publishing process, distribute and promote graduate student work, and give graduate students a platform for developing skills to be successful in their future careers in academia or as a research savvy practitioner.

Past editions, current call for papers, and journal information can be found on our website:

Email illumin with any questions!

Thank you very much!

Illuminare Editorial Board

Allison Fletcher, Co-Editor

Susan Barnett, Co-Editor

Guidlines for Contributers – Illuminare 2015-2016.pdf

Application form for Illuminare – editorial staff 2015-2016.docx

Call for Papers: Video Games, Culture & Justice

The purpose of this edited volume is to propel game studies towards a more responsive existence in the area of social justice. The text will attempt to move beyond the descriptive level of analysis of what and begin engaging the why, highlighting the structural and institutional factors perpetuating inequalities that permeate gaming culture and extend into a myriad of institutions. The public outcry associated with GamerGate has put ‘why’ at the forefront of game studies. GamerGaters, who gained media attention through their misogynist and racist attacks on women gamers and developers, even tried to justify their campaign as an attempt to restore the ethics needed in video game journalism. This attack directed at ‘social justice warriors’ brought the hidden reality of harassment, cyberbullying, sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other injustices to light. These attacks are part and parcel of gaming culture; challenges to the lack of diversity or the gross stereotypes are often met with demonization and rhetorical violence directed at those who merely seek to help gaming reach its fullest potential. Yet, in these struggles, we must move beyond individual acts of prejudice, discrimination, and microaggressions to examine the structural and institutional factors that allow them to exist. We must look at how the daily practices sustain what Mark Anthony Neal calls “micro-nooses” and lived reality of violence on and offline.

Amid this culture of violence, the gaming industry has embraced the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion. In response to protests, game developers have incorporated statements asserting their commitment to producing diverse games and building an industry no longer dominated by white men. Given the post-racial rhetorical turn of the last six years, it is important to push conversations about gaming and gamers beyond diversity, to expose the disconnect between rhetorics of multiculturalism and the struggle for justice and equity. It is important to highlight the contradiction between ideals of inclusion espoused within the video game industry and society as a whole and the persistence of injustices within the structural and institutional context in which they may have developed. This compilation not only seeks to answer these questions but also to produce work that intervenes in the culture of violence and inequity from which these works emanate from inside and outside of academia.

Traditionally, academic public discourses concerned with criminal justice focused on issues pertaining to crime and legal justice; within game studies, there has an effort to examine criminogenic effects of violent video games on the streets. We must move beyond this simple construction of justice and video games. This interdisciplinary text defines justice broadly, but in terms to speak to the struggle of racial, gender, and social justice. Moving beyond abstract principles, the collection focuses on the stakes playing out in virtual reality, demonstrating the ways that struggles for justice online, in the policy booth, in the court house, in our schools, in legislatures and in streets must be waged online.

As such, this collection seeks a broader range of critical perspectives on justice issues within gaming culture seeking whether gaming culture can foster critical consciousness, aid in participatory democracy, and effect social change. It will give voice to the silenced and marginalized, offering counter narratives to those post-racial and post-gendered fantasies that so often obscure the violent context of production and consumption. In offering this framework, this volume will be grounded in the concrete situations of marginalized members within gaming culture

Please submit abstracts (500 word max) along with a short bio and your CV/resume to gamesculturejustice by September 15th, 2015. Authors will be notified by October 5th, 2015 if their proposals have been accepted for the prospectus. Final essays should be within the range of 4000 – 6000 words, submitted as a Word or Rich Text Format. Notifications to submit full essays will occur shortly after abstracts are submitted and they will be due December 28th, 2015. For more information please contact the co-editors at gamesculturejustice.

Deadline for Abstracts: September 15th, 2015–justice.html

World Leisure Congress on the African Continent


2016 LARASA World Leisure Congress

Theme : Challenges, Choices and Consequences

Congress Dates: 27 – 30 June 2016, Durban, South Africa



The first World Leisure Congress on the African continent will be hosted by the Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa (LARASA) in Durban, from 27 – 30 June 2016. The aim is to explore the main theme “Challenges, Choices and Consequences” by creating a platform for professionals from diverse fields to interact, share and present a context for leisure services and opportunities. We anticipate speakers and delegates from many countries, communities and academic fields to merge their knowledge by identifying the challenges that confront us, to develop strategies in making the right choices and to achieve positive consequences for all. The benefits of leisure has been widely documented and this congress will highlight the importance of an integrated approach using leisure services to improve the human condition, transform spaces and boost the economy.

The legacy we leave behind for future generations as leisure professionals is reflected not only in the extensive scientific research evidence debated throughout the week, but also in the mentorship and grooming of the young leisure professional as a future leader. The Congress provides a platform for young people to be part of the volunteer corp under expert supervision throughout the week.

Together with the World Leisure Centers of Excellence (Breda, Deusto, Aizona State University and Vancouver Island), we are thrilled to announce the innovative field school concept which will be held during the week of the Congress. Leisure and Tourism students are invited to be part of this stimulating and exciting opportunity to engage in a critical discourse with a focus on theory and hands on practicum in a local setting within the city of Durban.

The warmest place to be in South Africa is Durban (! Located on the east coast, it is a popular tourist destination and coastal city, a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle, adventure activities, natural beauty and is an astonishingly liveable city. The city played host to the successful 2010 FIFA World Cup events which transformed Durban into a leisure and sustainable city where different cultures mingle. The celebration of the historic and cultural event in 2016, of the 200 year anniversary of the formation of the Zulu Nation under the leadership of King Shaka, provides the perfect landscape for the 2016 LARASA World Leisure Congress.

A warm and cordial invitation is extended to all presenters and delegates to explore and reflect on the role of leisure across the lifespan and all sectors to become the fastest growing global trend to address global concerns. The congress affords each one an opportunity to share research across the spectrum of the environment, society and the economy.

Submissions are invited for the following sub themes

1. Leisure and Society

2. Leisure, Health and Happiness

3. Leisure and the Environment

4. Leisure, the Economy and Technology

5. Leisure Research / Methodology / Theory

6. Leisure and Tourism

7. Leisure Management

8. Leisure and Education

9. Leisure, theme parks and playgrounds

10. Leisure, culture and creative industries

Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be 400-500 words, structured as follows and submitted using the online abstract submission form.

Full title of paper as it will appear in the conference programme (not more than 10 words)

a. Abstract should include, background (outline of the context and/or academic literature informing the research),

i. approach (indication of the broad theoretical orientation and/or methodological approach), and

ii. significance (description and application of the original research findings reported in the paper)

b. Most relevant conference theme as listed above.

c. Type of presentation

a. Due date for abstract : 30 June 2015

For further information, please visit our websites : and

We look forward to hosting you in the warm city of Durban where the fun never stops!

Take advantage of the early bird registration which is now open.

Kind regards

The Organising Committee

Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa

P O Box 202122 Durban North 4016 South Africa

T : +27 82 4848146

American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration call for Papers, winners receive $$ to travel and present their papers

From: Academy of Leisure Sciences [mailto:ALSNET@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Randy Virden
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2015 5:28 PM
Subject: 2nd Notice of 2015 AAPRA Best Paper Award Competition – Updated Award Amounts – Submissions due April17, 2015

ALSNET Colleagues, Graduate Faculty and Recent Masters and Baccalaureate Graduates:

The American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration (AAPRA) is proud to announce its Best Paper Awards for 2015. The Best Paper Award competition rotates every other year between a doctoral dissertation (even years) and a pre-doctoral research paper (odd years). This year the Academy will recognize the Best Master’s Thesis/Project or Undergraduate Professional Paper.

BEST PAPER AWARD One (1) Best Paper Award of $750 plus expenses of up to $500 for the author to travel to the Academy’s Annual Meeting (at the 2015 NRPA Congress in Las Vegas) to receive the award and provide a short presentation the paper. Certificate of Merit awards will be given to the two (2) next Best Papers submitted.

Theses and papers should make a contribution to the scholarly literature and have clear implications for the improved practice of park and recreation administration. Please review the award eligibility, entry procedure, rating criteria and timeline – see attached. An electronic application/copy of an executive summary (not exceeding 1000 words) is due to the Chair of the Academy’s Best Paper Award Committee by Monday, April 17, 2015.

Please share this information with any recent master’s degree and/or baccalaureate graduates (open to those who completed their degree requirements in calendar years 2013 or 2014) who may be eligible or interested in such a program/award.

You may contact the Best Paper Award Chair, Randy J. Virden with any questions. You may reach him via email rjvirden or by phone at (480) 215-0340.


Randy J. Virden

Best Paper Award Chair,

American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration

Randy J. Virden, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

School of Community Resources & Development

Arizona State University


16th issue of the JOREL Published – Volume 6(2)

16th issue of the JOREL Published – Volume 6(2)

Bowling Green, Ky. The Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education; and the Wilderness Education Association are pleased to announce publication of Volume 6(2) of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership.

The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to outdoor recreation, education, and leadership to help develop theory and practice. The journal seeks quantitative and/or qualitative research findings; conceptual or theoretical discussions; or program practices. Relevant topic areas (centered on outdoor recreation, outdoor education, or outdoor leadership) for the journal include, but are not limited to: outdoor recreation, adventure recreation, outdoor education, outdoor leadership, pedagogy, administration, programming, risk management, wilderness medicine, certification, participant behavior, trends, diversity, training, and outcomes. Authors may consider submitting a manuscript in any one of the following three categories: (a) Regular Papers; (b) Essays, Practices, and Commentaries;and (c) Research Notes. Descriptions of the manuscript categories can be found on the JOREL website.

All previously published JOREL articles (excluding those in our 6 month embargo) are now indexed and have full text coverage. For specific details please visit the following url:

Abstracts (free) and full articles (available by subscription) are available at Volume 6(2) includes the following:

Editors’ Notes

  1. Celebrating the Past and Looking Ahead: Editors’ Notes (Andrew J. Bobilya and Raymond Poff)

Regular Papers

  1. The illusion of competence: Increasing self-efficacy in outdoor leaders (Scott A. Schumann, Jim Sibthorp, and Douglas Hacker)
  1. Identifying with the Gunks: Investigating the effect of serious leisure participation and place attachment on environmental concern among traditional climbers (William Richard Wilson, Andrew M. Szolosi, Bruce Martin, and Stephen Scanlan)
  1. Comparing day users’ and overnight visitors’ attitudes concerning Leave No Trace (B. Derrick Taff, Peter Newman, Wade M. Vagias, and Ben Lawhon)

Essays, Practices, and Commentaries

  1. Obesity-stigma and the “Why Try” model: Implications for outdoor recreation constraint negotiation (Stephen T. Lewis and Gretchen C. Newhouse)
  1. Outdoor investigations to connect water to you (Kathi A. McDowell, Martha Y. Parrott, and Pamela D. Christol)

Research Symposium Abstracts (2013 AORE Research Symposium)

  1. Connecting with nature: A matter of significance [introduction](Andrew W. Szolosi and Raymond A. Poff)
  2. Mapping the connections between wildlife, learning, and emotion(Jonathan R. Hicks)
  3. Investigating climbing as a spiritual experience(Michael Pond, Bruce Martin, Elizabeth Collins, and Andrew Szolosi)
  4. Environmental attitudes of students enrolled in adventure programming classes(Geneviève Marchand)
  5. Exploring the relationship between the facilitator and fidelity(Ryan J. Gagnon)

Other Journals’ Table of Contents

  1. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education (AJOE) Table of Contents, Volume 17(2)
  1. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning (JAEOL) Table of Contents, Volume 14(3)
  1. Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) Table of Contents, Volume 37(3)

The journal advisory group (representing AORE, WEA, and WKURF) includes: Raymond Poff, Ph.D., Western Kentucky University; Eric Frauman, Ph.D., Appalachian State University; Connie Foster, MLS, Western Kentucky University; Rose Verbos, University of Utah; Nate Furman, Ph.D., University of Utah; and Jerel Cowan, Ph.D., University of Central Oklahoma.

Support for The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

The journal, hosted at WKU, uses resources available through TopSCHOLAR® a University-wide, centralized digital repository dedicated to scholarly research, creative activity and other full-text learning resources that merit enduring and archival value and permanent access. TopSCHOLAR® uses the Digital Commons platform from Berkeley Electronic Press

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) provides opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education to exchange information, promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and address issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs.

The Wilderness Education Association (WEA) promotes the professionalism of outdoor leadership through establishment of national standards, curriculum design, implementation, advocacy, and research driven initiatives.

The Western Kentucky University Research Foundation (WKURF) is organized to support Western Kentucky University efforts to promote the development, implementation, and coordination of extramurally sponsored programs involving research, instruction, public service, and to legally protect, manage and commercialize intellectual property resulting from research, scholarship and creative activities on behalf of Western Kentucky University.

JOREL v6 i2 News Release.pdf

Journal of Emergency Medical Services article brings back the tourniquet for major blood loss wounds.

Military experience showed that to save lives you need to use tourniquets; direct pressure was not working.

This is a somewhat complicated article for a pretty simple issue. Wounds with major blood loss or External Hemorrhage as the article refers to them, do not respond to direct pressure: Tourniquet’s work.

If you are in the outdoors or SAR, you should read the article, check with your local physician advisor and counsel and see if this is a technique (and equipment) you should include in your first-aid kit.

See New External Hemorrhage Control Evidence-Based Guideline

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