Department of Kinesiology Edition

Examining the differences between male, female race car drivers

Examining the differences between male, female race car drivers

Ongoing research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology aims to determine the differences in physiological stressors in female and male race car drivers. The research is the latest from Assistant Professor David Ferguson. Racing is among Ferguson’s research specialties; another study on advancing athletic excellence and diabetes research in race car drivers was… Read More »

Grand Celebration: Alumni to be recognized for service, commitment

Grand Celebration: Alumni to be recognized for service, commitment

Every year during Homecoming celebrations, Michigan State University honors alumni for their extraordinary achievements and dedication to the university. Three College of Education alumni are among the honorees that will be recognized at the MSU Alumni Grand Awards Gala on Oct. 19, 2017. Alumni Service Award This honor celebrates those who have dedicated themselves through… Read More »

Spartans Will: Athletic training graduate saves lives in Houston

Spartans Will: Athletic training graduate saves lives in Houston

Michigan State University alumnus Luke Klawiter was living in chaos. Hurricane Harvey—a Category 4 storm that was the first to make landfall in the United States since 2005*—was causing destruction in Houston, Texas. Klawiter was living there as he continued his internship working as an athletic trainer with the Houston Texans football team. He, and… Read More »

Give 23 for 23: Alumni board student scholarships

Give 23 for 23: Alumni board student scholarships

For 23 consecutive years, the College of Education at Michigan State University has been ranked #1 in elementary and secondary education, according to U.S. News & World Report. Several of the college’s other graduate programs are also highly ranked nationally. Many members of the College of Education Alumni Board of Directors are graduates of these… Read More »

Recognizing impactful work: Abbott receives MSU award

Recognizing impactful work: Abbott receives MSU award

Longtime College of Education staff member Theresa “Tracy” Abbott was lauded for her impact with Michigan State University’s Clerical-Technical Recognition Award. Established in 2001, the award celebrates employees who assist students, faculty and staff at the university. Abbott has been the leader of the Erickson Print & Copy Center in the College of Education for… Read More »

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club at Michigan State University recently received new equipment thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Leaders used the $12,000 award to purchase four rugby wheelchairs. With these highly specialized chairs, the club was able to start offering rugby and even begin a competitive travel team for the… Read More »

Exploring sport and human movement in Africa with new lecture series

Exploring sport and human movement in Africa with new lecture series

“I wanted to be able to give back,” said University Distinguished Professor Deborah Feltz prior to retiring from Michigan State University this spring after 37 years of service. “I wanted to help—to be a catalyst for good, collaborative research partnerships that I thought people doing research in any aspect of kinesiology could benefit from.” That… Read More »

MSU Kinesiology research helps IndyCar driver outpace diabetes

MSU Kinesiology research helps IndyCar driver outpace diabetes

New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500. The study focused on 31-year-old race car driver Charlie Kimball, but the implications could extend well beyond racing and help other elite-level athletes… Read More »

Alumnus & leader Lawrence Sierra passes away

Alumnus & leader Lawrence Sierra passes away

Lawrence Sierra, a former student athlete, three-time alumnus of the College of Education and leader at Michigan State University, passed away on May 6, 2017. Sierra came to MSU as a basketball player, later transitioning to soccer, and left with a bachelor’s (1959) and master’s (1960) in Health and Physical Education. He also obtained a… Read More »

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Ernest Morrell, an education researcher known for empowering change for young people through today’s classrooms, will speak to spring 2017 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 7, 2017. Morrell is the Macy Professor of Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University… Read More »