Category Archives: Kinesiology

Exercise may lead to better school performance for kids with ADHD

A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by Michigan State University kinesiology researcher Matthew Pontifex. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out… Read More »

Two College of Education students on Homecoming Court

Kinesiology major Sara Sherman and music education student Michelle Gaunt are among the 12 outstanding senior ambassadors named to Michigan State University’s 2012-13 Homecoming Court. During homecoming week, Oct. 8-13, ambassadors attend many functions, including the parade on Oct. 12 and the football game on Oct. 13. They began their duties during the summer, and… Read More »

Upcoming application deadline for global fellowship program

The College of Education is offering three overseas programs for doctoral students in Botswana, China and Indonesia during summer 2013. The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 5. The Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding (FEGU) is open to all doctoral students in the College of Education during their first three years of study. The program is… Read More »

Smith inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Alan L. Smith, chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology in Michigan State University’s College of Education, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology. The election is a significant honor for scholars and leaders in the field, granted only to a select few professionals who are held in high esteem by… Read More »

Spartans help Fill-the-Bus

Students, faculty and staff, we need your help to Fill-the-Bus this week at MSU! The College of Education is participating in the annual university-wide collection of items such as school supplies, non-perishable food, health and hygiene items and sports or play equipment. The donations go to the Family Resource Center-Student Parents on a Mission and… Read More »

‘Weakest links’ show greatest gains in relay races

The inferior members of swimming or running relay teams – those athletes who fared poorest in individual races – showed the greatest gains when performing as part of a team, and those gains were even greater during final races as opposed to preliminary races. The new research from Michigan State University’s Deborah Feltz and Kaitlynn… Read More »