2010 SDA-HPERA Convention

Monday, March 15, 2010
Comfort Suites, Indianapolis, Indiana

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The 2010 SDA-HPERA Convention will be held on Monday, March 15, at the Comfort Suites in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Comfort Suites hotel is located near the Indianapolis Convention Center, just south of Purdue University. To get more information you can download the 2010 Convention Brochure and Program PDFs.

Comfort Suites City Centre back to top

The Comfort Suites City Centre is conveniently located within walking distance of the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. To register your stay at the Comfort Suites, please use the confirmation code “SDA-HPERA” (including the dash!) in order to get the $94/night rate and for us to get credit as an organization for your stay. You may register over the phone by calling reservation services: (317) 631-9000.

From Indianapolis International Airport back to top

Directions to the Comfort Suites City Centre from Indianapolis International Airport:

  1. Head southwest toward S High School Rd (0.4 mi)
  2. Slight left at S High School Rd (0.1 mi)
  3. Take the 1st right onto Sam Jones Expy (signs for I-465) (1.5 mi)
  4. Merge onto I-70 E via the ramp to Downtown/Indianapolis (3.8 mi)
  5. Take exit 78 for Harding St (0.4 mi)
  6. Turn right at S Harding St (0.2 mi)
  7. Turn left at W Morris St (0.5 mi)
  8. Take the 2nd left onto Kentucky Ave (0.9 mi)
  9. Turn right at S West St (0.1 mi)
  10. The Comfort Suites City Centre, 515 S West St, will be on the left

Schedule of Events back to top

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  • 8:00 Registration
  • 8:30 Welcome (Ric Spaulding) & Worship (Dennis Plubell)
  • 9:00 “In Step for Life” (Reg Burgess)
  • 10:00 New Facilities/Programs CUC & AU (Ron Schafer & Dominique Wakefield)
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 “The Impact of Health Instruction: A Study of Behavior Change during a Required University Course” (Dr. Lynn Merklin) [Jim Hanson Memorial Lecture]
  • 11:45 Lunch
  • 1:30 “Trends in Fitness Level Among Male and Female Andrews University Students between 1996 and 2008” (Dr. Peter Pribis)
  • 2:30 Break
  • 2:45 “Exercise Impact on Academic Achievement” (Anna Piskozub)
  • 3:45 Vitabot (Michael Graves)
  • 4:15 Open Forum/Exhibits
  • 4:45 Business Meeting (SARC)
  • 6:00 Dinner at Buca di Beppo

Business Meeting back to top

A task force has created a proposal for our consideration at the upcoming Business Meeting to establish a “Teacher of the Year” award. If you cannot attend the convention you may still provide suggestions about improving this proposed document by writing to our President, Ric Spaulding ( rispauld[at]ucollege[dot]edu ) before March 8. Please download and read the proposal.

Dinner at Buca di Beppo back to top

Buca di Beppo is an authentic Italian restaurant that offers flavorful Italian dining. Dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are served family style and are meant to be shared. (from the Buca di Beppo website)

Directions to Buca di Beppo from Comfort Suites City Centre:

  1. Head south on S West St toward W Merrill St (381 ft)
  2. Take the 1st left onto W Merrill St (495 ft)
  3. Turn left at S Missouri St (0.2 mi)
  4. Take the 1st right onto W South St (0.3 mi)
  5. Turn left at S Illinois St (0.5 mi)
  6. Buca di Beppo, 35 N Illinois St, will be on the right

Past Conventions back to top

Here are a few of the previous SDA-HPERA conventions: