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In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

April 10, 2014
In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

Former Department of Kinesiology associate professor and legendary Michigan State men’s golf coach Grover “Bruce” Fossum died recently. He was 86 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Fossum spent 30 years teaching at MSU and authored two books: “GOLF” and “Golf Made Easier Not Easy.” He is remembered by those within the MSU athletic...
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Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

April 7, 2014
Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

Four College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2014 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 4 at the MSU Union. The day-long event showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health and wellness....
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Posted in Academics, Center for Physical Activity and Health, College News, Elementary Education, Kinesiology, Other News, Research, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Preparation |

Gould presented Game Changer award

February 25, 2014
Gould presented Game Changer award

Daniel Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University has received the 2014 Detroit PAL Varner/Tenbusch Game Changer award. Gould accepted the award at Detroit PAL’s 2014 MVP Awards on Feb. 13 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Given to those individuals who work or volunteer to...
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Fueling fitness on the final frontier

May 21, 2013
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...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, Center for Physical Activity and Health, College News, Development, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, Kinesiology, Outreach, Research |

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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Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

February 7, 2013
Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Each year, community partners are selected to receive the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership award at the MSU Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients is Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS). Gould, professor of kinesiology, and community partners Daniel Varner and Tim Richey of Think Detroit Police Athletic...
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