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UNI professor named distinguished scholar by international council<br>

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Chris Edginton, director, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, (319) 273-2840
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Christopher R. Edginton, director of the University of Northern Iowa's School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services (HPELS), recently received the Biennial Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is presented by the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance and was given to Edginton during the organization's world congress in Taipei, Taiwan.

Edginton is founder of the Camp Adventure � Youth Services program that is headquartered at UNI and provides services to children of military personnel in 24 countries. Also past president of the American Association for Leisure and Recreation, Edginton is associate editor for the 'Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.'

He holds a B.A. in recreation from San Jose State College, an M.S. in park and recreation administration from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Iowa.