MSU Kinesiology research helps IndyCar driver outpace diabetes

MSU Kinesiology research helps IndyCar driver outpace diabetes

New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500. The study focused on 31-year-old race car driver Charlie Kimball, but the implications could extend well beyond racing and help other elite-level athletes… Read More »

Remembering kinesiology leader Gale Mikles

Remembering kinesiology leader Gale Mikles

Gale E. Mikles, a Michigan State University alumnus, former wrestler and longtime faculty member in the College of Education, passed away on Jan. 17, 2017. Mikles came to MSU as a wrestler, winning several championships and earning induction into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. He earned his bachelor’s in agriculture and natural resources… Read More »

Three Kinesiology graduate students receive national honors

Three Kinesiology graduate students receive national honors

Three graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology recently received honors from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) and from the department. Andrew Parks, a Kinesiology doctoral student, was awarded with the AKA Student Writing Award. The award recognizes graduate students who have published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals while enrolled in kinesiology departments. Students who are nominated must… Read More »

Cancer survivor gets kinesiology lab experience

Cancer survivor gets kinesiology lab experience

“OK, sit tight … blast off!” kinesiology doctoral student Todd Buckingham said, as he closed the door of the BodPod over Ian Anderson. For 8-year-old Ian, getting inside a machine to have his body composition measured was an exciting moment. Not scary at all for a kid who has already beat brain cancer. He was… Read More »

Two kinesiology instructors receive teaching citations

Two kinesiology instructors receive teaching citations

Two doctoral students in kinesiology received Excellence in Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 10, 2014. The awards were administered during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants were honored for their education and research contributions to the university. The Excellence in Teaching Citations were given to six individuals who distinguished… Read More »

Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

James Pivarnik, professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology, has received the American College of Sports Medicine’s Citation Award. The prestigious award is granted to individuals who have made significant and important contributions in the areas of sports medicine and exercise science related to research, scholarship, clinical care and educational services. As an exercise… Read More »

Kinesiology students honored with Scholar-Athlete Awards

Kinesiology students honored with Scholar-Athlete Awards

Top student athletes from the College of Education were honored on April 14 at the 17th annual Michigan State University Spartan Academic Excellence Gala. The semi-formal event was held at the Breslin Center, and recognized MSU athletes’ contributions to the community – and the classroom – for the 2013-2014 academic year. Six Department of Kinesiology… Read More »

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Two graduate teaching assistants in the Department of Kinesiology – Alexander Montoye and Kimbo Yee – have each received the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation from Michigan State University. The 2014 awards were given to six graduate students from across campus for the care and skill they have shown in meeting their classroom teaching responsibilities. About Alexander Montoye… Read More »

Kinesiology scholar earns fellowship in women’s health research

Kinesiology scholar earns fellowship in women’s health research

Assistant professor of kinesiology Lanay Kazmirzack (nee Mudd) is one of four scholars selected this year to participate in a Michigan State University program focused on supporting women’s health research. The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program provides faculty members with partial salary coverage and $25,000 worth of research and training activities… Read More »

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on research… Read More »