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Fighting the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

April 22, 2013
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...
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Students receive awards for research presentations

April 16, 2013
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...
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Posted in Academics, College News, Elementary Education, Kinesiology, Other News, Secondary Education, Teacher Education |

Schwille honored for international work

April 5, 2013
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....
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, CEPSE, College News, Educational Administration, Global Educators Cohort Program, Kinesiology, Office of International Studies in Education, Outreach, Teacher Education |

B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

March 18, 2013
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...
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Posted in Alumni, CEPSE, College News, Educational Administration, Global Educators Cohort Program, K-12 Administration, K-12 Outreach, Kinesiology, Other News, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Urban Educators Cohort Program |

Boosting physical activity among kids

March 8, 2013
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...
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