Category Archives: Kinesiology

Teacher education department names new chairperson

Nationally-known social studies scholar Margaret Crocco was recently named chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She had previously served as a visiting scholar at the College of Education, and her appointment as chairperson began on May 16. Most recently, Crocco was professor and dean of the College of Education at… Read More »

‘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 »