Department of Kinesiology Edition

Two join college fundraising staff

Two join college fundraising staff

The College of Education Development Office has welcomed two new staff members to assist in growing financial gifts to support the college’s students, faculty and programs. Ryan Adams is serving as assistant director of development. He brings a depth of knowledge about Michigan State University and the MSU College of Education in particular, having received… Read More »

Mabokela becomes international leader for college

Mabokela becomes international leader for college

Professor Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, a higher education scholar with extensive international research experience, has been appointed as assistant dean for international studies in the College of Education at Michigan State University. She assumes the position on May 16, 2013. Mabokela takes over for John R. (Jack) Schwille, who has served in the position for 29… Read More »

Fighting the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

Fighting the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

College coaches who emphasize their players’ academic abilities may be the best defense against the effects of “dumb jock” stereotypes, a Michigan State University study suggests. Researchers found that student-athletes were significantly more likely to be confident in the classroom if they believed their coaches expected high academic performance, not just good enough grades to… Read More »

Students receive awards for research presentations

Students receive awards for research presentations

Multiple College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2013 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 12. The day-long event, held each year at the MSU Union, showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health… Read More »

Schwille honored for international work

Schwille honored for international work

Michigan State University presented John “Jack” Schwille with Special Recognition for Promoting International Understanding during the International Awards Ceremony on campus April 3. Schwille has been an influential leader on campus and particularly within the College of Education, shaping its approach to internationalization as a teacher educator, researcher and administrator for over 35 years. He… Read More »

B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

This March, SPARTANS WILL. Through April 9, MSU’s College of Education is competing in the B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge – and we need your help to win! For the college to become #1 in the Big 10 among colleges of education for Facebook likes, simply give the college some thumbs-up love on Facebook.… Read More »

National rankings: Only education school with five top-2 programs

National rankings: Only education school with five top-2 programs

For an amazing 19th year in a row, Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education! The College of Education at MSU also now ranks No. 15 overall — up from No. 16, according to the latest graduate school rankings compiled by U.S. News & World… Read More »

Boosting physical activity among kids

Boosting physical activity among kids

A federal panel that includes a Michigan State University fitness expert today released a new report with recommendations to get American children active and healthy. Karin Pfeiffer, MSU associate professor of kinesiology, helped craft the recommendations as a member of the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Prepared by a subcommittee… Read More »

Kinesiology scholar earns fellowship in women’s health research

Kinesiology scholar earns fellowship in women’s health research

Assistant professor of kinesiology Lanay Kazmirzack (nee Mudd) is one of four scholars selected this year to participate in a Michigan State University program focused on supporting women’s health research. The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program provides faculty members with partial salary coverage and $25,000 worth of research and training activities… Read More »

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Each year, community partners are selected to receive the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership award at the MSU Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients is Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS). Gould, professor of kinesiology, and community partners Daniel Varner and Tim Richey of Think Detroit Police Athletic League… Read More »