Category Archives: Kinesiology

‘I can’ mentality goes a long way after childbirth

The way a woman feels about tackling everyday physical activities, including exercise, may be a predictor of how much weight she’ll retain years after childbirth says a Michigan State University professor. James Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology at MSU, co-led a study that followed 56 women during pregnancy and measured their physical activity… Read More »

Out of shape? Your memory may suffer

Here’s another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory. Michigan State University kinesiology and psychology researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found those who were less fit had a harder time retaining information. “The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose… Read More »

Cyber buddy is better than ‘no buddy’

A Michigan State University researcher is looking to give exercise enthusiasts the extra nudge they need during a workout and her latest research shows that a cyber buddy can help. The study, which appears in the Games for Health Journal, is the first to indicate that although a human partner is still a better motivator… Read More »

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 »

Little Rock Nine member to speak at commencement

In 1957, Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest among the first black students who bravely attended Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas under the protection of armed troops. This year, as the nation and Michigan State University mark 60 years since the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, LaNier will speak to graduates of… Read More »

Azim Premji to speak at MSU commencement

Azim Premji, global tech company leader and educational philanthropist, will speak at Michigan State University’s spring commencement honoring bachelor’s degree graduates on May 2. Premji also will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the university. He serves as chairman of Wipro Ltd., an information technology and research and development  company with a presence… Read More »