Alumni Edition

Spartans Will: Athletic training graduate saves lives in Houston

Spartans Will: Athletic training graduate saves lives in Houston

Michigan State University alumnus Luke Klawiter was living in chaos. Hurricane Harvey—a Category 4 storm that was the first to make landfall in the United States since 2005*—was causing destruction in Houston, Texas. Klawiter was living there as he continued his internship working as an athletic trainer with the Houston Texans football team. He, and… Read More »

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Professor Emeritus Roger Baldwin will be honored with the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Mentoring Award in November at the organization’s annual conference. The award celebrates those who have made significant and noteworthy contributions in mentoring developing scholars within ASHE and higher education. Baldwin is only the ninth recipient since the… Read More »

Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles

Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles

Robert Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education (NAEd). His four-year term in the position begins in November 2017, making him one of 10 board members governing the organization. The NAEd mission is to advance research that improves education policy and practice.… Read More »

Give 23 for 23: Alumni board student scholarships

Give 23 for 23: Alumni board student scholarships

For 23 consecutive years, the College of Education at Michigan State University has been ranked #1 in elementary and secondary education, according to U.S. News & World Report. Several of the college’s other graduate programs are also highly ranked nationally. Many members of the College of Education Alumni Board of Directors are graduates of these… Read More »

Recognizing impactful work: Abbott receives MSU award

Recognizing impactful work: Abbott receives MSU award

Longtime College of Education staff member Theresa “Tracy” Abbott was lauded for her impact with Michigan State University’s Clerical-Technical Recognition Award. Established in 2001, the award celebrates employees who assist students, faculty and staff at the university. Abbott has been the leader of the Erickson Print & Copy Center in the College of Education for… Read More »

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club at Michigan State University recently received new equipment thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Leaders used the $12,000 award to purchase four rugby wheelchairs. With these highly specialized chairs, the club was able to start offering rugby and even begin a competitive travel team for the… Read More »

Is teacher burnout contagious?

Is teacher burnout contagious?

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars. The study found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers and exposure to both a school-wide culture of burnout and burnout among the young teachers’ closest circle of colleagues. Surprisingly, the link was stronger to… Read More »

International conference connects scholars, begins dialogue

International conference connects scholars, begins dialogue

Scholars from around the world gathered at Michigan State University in June 2017 to explore education’s role in an increasingly connected and diverse world. The Office of International Studies in Education planned the first-time conference, called “Addressing inequalities, mobility and dislocation: Insights from international and domestic research and practice.” Participants came from 13 countries, 22… Read More »

Refugee summer school: Improving opportunities through research partnership

Refugee summer school: Improving opportunities through research partnership

When education researcher Carrie Symons joined the faculty at Michigan State University, she knew she wanted to increase activism in her work. So it didn’t take long before she reached out to the Refugee Development Center (RDC) in Lansing. Leaders of the center—which provides services to nearly 2,400 refugees a year—share her mission: to improve… Read More »

Exploring sport and human movement in Africa with new lecture series

Exploring sport and human movement in Africa with new lecture series

“I wanted to be able to give back,” said University Distinguished Professor Deborah Feltz prior to retiring from Michigan State University this spring after 37 years of service. “I wanted to help—to be a catalyst for good, collaborative research partnerships that I thought people doing research in any aspect of kinesiology could benefit from.” That… Read More »