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Perry Field House Reflection

April26


Perry Field House is relatively new facility and with that being said there are not many things that the facility needs the improvement on. The facility is organized well and in my opinion people who are running it and operating it are doing well. In our textbook there are some examples that we saw in our tour and I will cover some of those in this reflection.

According to our textbook, all lighting must be flush with the ceiling and also lights should illuminate all portions of the court equally. In both of the biggest rooms in the Field House lights are well spread and they cover all portions equally. However there were some lights in the turf room that were not working properly and that could be one of the bad things that we saw in this facility.

Other things that chapter 10 covers are different types of courts that indoor facility should have and in my opinion Field House is very adjustable when it comes to that. We saw that in both rooms courts can be divided in any given time and also adjusted to many different sports (basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, football, etc.)
Other thing that our book talks about is safety and storage of the equipment and that is something that is an area where Field House needs improvement. We saw all different types of the equipment just standing around fields and could cause some problems in future. This equipment needs to be put away into the storage so all the people that are using the facility do not have problems.

I spent a lot of time in this facility do to my spring soccer practices and I really enjoyed playing in it. These small things that are not meeting the standards can be easily fixed which would make Perry Field House even better facility.

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Extra Credit

April25

For my extra credit I attended the event that was sponsored by College of Musical Arts . The performer was David Guyton and he played drums and cymbals. The event happened on Friday, April 22 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at Cla-Zel Entratainment, 127 N. Main St. in Bowling Green Ohio. This recital is presented in partial fullfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Music in Jazz studies. David Guyton played drums and he was assisted by Keith Barber (guitar), Brian Lang (saxophone), Josh Silver (piano and trumpet) and Greg Wolfram (bass). I enjoyed the program very much even though I do not usually go to those types of events. The program was consisted of six different songs. These are the songs that they performed:

Stablemates – Benny Gordon

Softly As In A Morning Sunrise – Hamerstein/Roomberg

Sidewinder – Lee Morgan

Yes And No – Wayne Shorter

Upper Manhattan Medical Group – Billy Strayhorn

Nutwille – Horace Silver

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Article Critique

April12

Reference: Barghchi, Maassoumeh, Dasimah Bt Omar, and Mohd Salleh Aman. “Sports Facilities Development and Urban Generation.” Journal of Social Sciences (15493652) 5.4 (2009): 460-465. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 6 Apr. 2011.

Critique

The article Sports Facilities Development and Urban Generation is an article that closely examines some of the key concepts within the field. According to the authors of the article there are two main issues with building a new sport facility which are their funding and justification of the investment. In the next part of this critique I will evaluate and discuss main concepts of the article.

My first impression of the article was positive. The obvious thing is that the authors put a lot of work with gathering the information from other sources and other authors (just for this article they used over 20 references). The main areas of the article that were used – introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment and references are clearly stated and served its purpose. In my opinion the introduction is the best organized because it provides the information and all the definitions and explanations that are crucial in understanding what the topic of the article is. For example the authors used the definition of the sports facility in order to distinguish it from the open recreational areas.

In the materials and methods section of the article the main points and elaboration is used properly which gives much more strength to the whole article. For example the authors recognized that most of the literature on sports facilities comes from North America, but however they also recognize that the facility construction in America differs from the rest of the world. Some of the issues that I found in this paper were related to some information that was presented and also general use of references.

In the title and throughout the article authors used a word “Urban Generation”, but they failed to provide the definition which gives certain troubles to readers. In my opinion it is very important to provide this definition because as mentioned before, the phrase was used in many occasions. Also the article in some parts is very hard to understand because the authors used many references that represent different things. Last thing that this article needs to improve is the grammar and spelling errors. In my opinion this is unacceptable especially for scholar article that some students could use for their projects and essays. The example of this is “Sports facilities are provide physical facilities but this hardware without software which is program is not able to have affects”. In order to really gain respect of their readers, the authors need to pain attention to details and not make these simple small errors.

This article is something that can be used for a various types of discussions and projects. It has really strong and developed arguments that bring the whole topic together and help the reader understand and comprehend. On the other side the article needs some improvement. As mentioned in previous part, typing and grammar errors are unacceptable and with changing that the article becomes much better. Also some parts of the article need a better organization and with that I mean better use of references in order to connect facts with ideas. Overall I liked this article and I would recommend it to anyone that is doing a research about Sport Facilities Development or something similar.

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