Department of Kinesiology Edition

College of Education wins Niagara award

College of Education wins Niagara award

The College of Education at Michigan State University has received the 2013 Niagara Award in Education. Each year, the Niagara Foundation-Michigan publicly recognizes individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves in their profession and contributed time, energy and leadership in the areas of education, community service, peace, leadership or media. The nominations for the Niagara… Read More »

New advisor joins college

New advisor joins college

Becky Olsen recently joined the team of academic advisors serving students within the College of Education. Olsen primarily serves kinesiology and athletic training students. “I’m grateful to be back at MSU,” she said. “My role ties into my love of athletics and working with students – watching them grow and seeing their success – it’s… Read More »

Alumnus joins MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Alumnus joins MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Henry “Hank” Bullough, BA 1956 (Physical Education), was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony on Sept. 12, 2013, at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre. Bullough — along with hockey superstars Ryan and Kip Miller, men’s basketball champion Morris Peterson, and volleyball leader and All-American Jenna Wrobel — … Read More »

Spartans: Help Fill the Bus!

Spartans: Help Fill the Bus!

Through Wednesday, the MSU community is being asked to make small contributions to create a large impact through its annual Fill the Bus campaign. The College of Education is participating in the annual university-wide collection of items that will be donated to organizations and schools throughout Greater Lansing. To help serve families in need, share… Read More »

Fueling fitness on the final frontier

Fueling fitness on the final frontier

Think keeping in shape is an uphill battle? Try staying fit in space, where living quarters are cramped and prolonged weightlessness withers muscle and bone. That’s the challenge a group of Michigan State University researchers will address with a new three-year, $1.2 million grant from NASA. Their goal is to keep astronauts motivated to exercise… Read More »

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 »