Smith inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Smith inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Alan L. Smith, chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology in Michigan State University’s College of Education, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology. The election is a significant honor for scholars and leaders in the field, granted only to a select few professionals who are held in high esteem by… Read More »

Kinesiology graduate Dana Voelker wins scholarship

Kinesiology graduate Dana Voelker wins scholarship

Dana Voelker, a new graduate of the kinesiology doctoral program in the College of Education, was selected to receive the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD.) The scholarship is annually awarded to recognize students who have achieved academic excellence, showcased leadership in the profession of physical… Read More »

Kinesiology department honors 2012 award recipients

Kinesiology department honors 2012 award recipients

The Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology honored the following individuals during its17th annual awards luncheon on April 13, 2012: Bonnie Smoak – Alumni Professional Achievement Award Bonnie Smoak earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the College of Education in 1985, and has spent her career focusing on emerging pathogens and infectious disease surveillance systems on… Read More »

Three kinesiology faculty receive awards

Three kinesiology faculty receive awards

John W. Powell, Sally Nogle and Dave Carrier, instructors in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the GLATA Outstanding Educator Award. The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA), provides this award to honor contributions to the education of its members. As part of the criteria, all… Read More »

Kinesiology department names new chairperson

Kinesiology department names new chairperson

Alan L. Smith, a leading researcher on the links between physical activity and youth development, has been selected as the next chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. Pending approval of his faculty appointment by the university Board of Trustees, he is set to begin the job on Aug. 16, 2012. Smith… Read More »

Kinesiology department chair candidates give presentations

Kinesiology department chair candidates give presentations

Three candidates interviewing for the chairperson position in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University will be visiting campus and giving presentations this month. These presentations will address each candidate’s leadership philosophy, style and vision for the kinesiology department, and will be followed by a question and answer session. Dates and times for the… Read More »

Kinesiology alumnus running 74th marathon

Kinesiology alumnus running 74th marathon

At age 64, with 73 marathons under his belt, there’s no stopping Steve Coffman. Aside from full-time teaching, he is training for his 35th consecutive Boston Marathon in April 2012. Coffman says his love for running started when he was stationed with the Marines in Hawaii. Officially peaking his interest, he ran in the state’s… Read More »

Kinesiology graduate receives dissertation award from NASPE

Kinesiology graduate receives dissertation award from NASPE

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has presented Michigan State University kinesiology graduate Sheila Kelly with a 2012 Sport and Exercise Psychology Dissertation Award. Kelly won the award for her doctoral dissertation titled: “The Relationship Among Motor Skill Development, Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition and Perceived Competence of Fourth Grade School Children.” The award… Read More »

MSU kinesiology Ph.D. program ranks 6th in nation

MSU kinesiology Ph.D. program ranks 6th in nation

The doctoral program in kinesiology at Michigan State University ranks 6th in the nation, according to a recent report from the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). The NAK program review, now in its second iteration, accounts for measures of faculty contributions and student performance during the years 2005-2009. MSU’s 6th-place ranking reflects an assessment that… Read More »

Long-time Kinesiology department chair Feltz to step down, return to faculty

Long-time Kinesiology department chair Feltz to step down, return to faculty

After 23 years of diligence and leadership as department chair of Kinesiology at the Michigan State University College of Education, Deborah Feltz has recently announced that she will step down from her position in August, and return to the college’s faculty. Feltz says she has considered leaving her post for the past year, and thinks about the decision in terms of her life goals. During her… Read More »