Category Archives: Kinesiology

Graduating with excellence: Students receive GPA and service awards

Eight students from the MSU College of Education have recently received the Highest Academic Achievement Award for completing their undergraduate degrees with superior grade point averages. Each recipient will be recognized during the college’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, May 6 in the Breslin Center. The Highest Academic Achievement Award winners are: Amy Dunn,… Read More »

Soccer star Laura Heyboer continues play after season cancellation

Photo courtesy of Michigan State Athletic Communications Laura Heyboer, all-time leading scorer in Michigan State Women’s Soccer history, went from being drafted into the professional leagues in January, to being told that the women’s American pro season had been cancelled for the year only two weeks later. In her third year as a kinesiology student in the… Read More »

College of Education courses win AT&T awards for instructional technology

Three courses from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education have been recognized among the university’s best when it comes to incorporating technology in ways that enhance teaching and learning. The annual Awards Competition in Instructional Technology is generously funded by AT&T and organized by Michigan State University’s office of Libraries, Computing and… Read More »

Dean Heller to discuss financial role in postsecondary education

The national Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance has invited Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller to present a seminar on “The Role of Finances in Postsecondary Access and Success.”  The program is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon May 2, 2012 in 252 Erickson Hall. This seminar is part of a larger series… Read More »

Kinesiology department honors 2012 award recipients

The Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology honored the following individuals during its17th annual awards luncheon on April 13, 2012: Bonnie Smoak – Alumni Professional Achievement Award Bonnie Smoak earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the College of Education in 1985, and has spent her career focusing on emerging pathogens and infectious disease surveillance systems on… Read More »

Gould presents research on Olympic athlete performance in London

With the 2012 Summer Olympics just months away, Michigan State University Professor Daniel Gould traveled to London this week to present his research on the psychology of Olympic excellence. An internationally known expert on coaching, Gould has mentally trained Olympic champions and conducted a series of studies for the U.S. Olympic Committee. He gave a… Read More »