Category Archives: Kinesiology

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 »

In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

Former Department of Kinesiology associate professor and legendary Michigan State men’s golf coach Grover “Bruce” Fossum died recently. He was 86 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Fossum spent 30 years teaching at MSU and authored two books: “GOLF” and “Golf Made Easier Not Easy.” He is remembered by those within the MSU athletic community… Read More »

Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

Four College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2014 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 4 at the MSU Union. The day-long event showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health and wellness. Oral… Read More »

Ames named distinguished scholar at Purdue

Dean and Professor Emeritus Carole Ames has been honored by Purdue University as a Distinguished Woman Scholar. She was among six Purdue alumni who received the recognition on March 7, 2014 from the university’s Susan Bulkeley Center for Leadership Excellence, which was initiated to advance women in leadership. Ames spent 18 years as dean of… Read More »

No. 1 for 20 years!

For a solid two decades now, Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education! According to the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today, the MSU College of Education has been considered the best place to study elementary and secondary education… Read More »