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Dr. Darlene Kluka, a professor in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the dean of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences, went to Cuba last year and came back with huge news for her university.
Barry has been selected as the host site for the next World Congress of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), which will be held in May 2017.
Kluka served as the nonprofit’s president from 2005 to 2009. She said 2017 will mark the first time since 1961 that the world congress will be held in the United States.
“This is huge,” said Kluka, who attended last year’s conference in Havana and spearheaded Barry’s bid for 2017. “This is the first time in the history of Barry University that we will be hosting a research-based world congress of scholars.”
The IAPESGW was founded in 1949 and has members in nearly 50 countries worldwide.
“The organization started because there was a need for women to come together and try to establish a grass-roots network in a variety of countries,” Kluka said.
“It’s very exciting to see what’s happening.”