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Kinesiology alumnus running 74th marathon

February 9, 2012
Kinesiology alumnus running 74th marathon

At age 64, with 73 marathons under his belt, there’s no stopping Steve Coffman. Aside from full-time teaching, he is training for his 35th consecutive Boston Marathon in April 2012. Coffman says his love for running started when he was stationed with the Marines in Hawaii. Officially peaking his interest, he ran in the...
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Study connects sports to positive positive youth development

February 7, 2012
Study connects sports to positive positive youth development

Researchers from Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) have found that underserved youth report more life skill and character development when their sports coaches place greater emphasis on creating caring climates. This involves the coach creating an atmosphere that focuses on player self-improvement versus players’ comparing and competing with...
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Heller featured on MSU Today show with Simon, Hollis

January 27, 2012
Heller featured on MSU Today show with Simon, Hollis

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Athletic Director Mark Hollis welcomed College of Education Dean Donald Heller  to their monthly MSU Today radio program, which is now featured on the Spartan Podcast. Their conversation focuses on critical areas such as urban education, problems facing our public education system and Heller’s vast background of...
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MSU alumnus Pscodna named head football coach for Alma College

January 27, 2012
MSU alumnus Pscodna named head football coach for Alma College

Greg Pscodna, an ’89 Physical Education and Exercise Science graduate of the MSU College of Education, has just been hired as the new head football coach for Alma College. “I am excited to be here at Alma College as football coach,” Pscodna said. “It is a great academic and athletic institution and I look forward to producing competitive...
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Stumbling in the sports spotlight – the right way

January 24, 2012
Stumbling in the sports spotlight – the right way

Billy Cundiff of the Baltimore Ravens and Kyle Williams of the San Francisco 49ers have been under public scrutiny since making major mistakes during their teams’ NFL playoff games. Their response to the incidents could be just as important as what happens on the field, according to Larry Lauer of the Institute for the...
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Kinesiology graduate receives dissertation award from NASPE

January 22, 2012
Kinesiology graduate receives dissertation award from NASPE

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has presented Michigan State University kinesiology graduate Sheila Kelly with a 2012 Sport and Exercise Psychology Dissertation Award. Kelly won the award for her doctoral dissertation titled: “The Relationship Among Motor Skill Development, Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition and Perceived Competence of Fourth Grade School Children.” The...
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