Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Cyber buddy is better than ‘no buddy’

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

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 »

In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

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 community… Read More »

Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

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. Oral… Read More »

Gould presented Game Changer award

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 improve… Read More »

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Two graduate teaching assistants in the Department of Kinesiology – Alexander Montoye and Kimbo Yee – have each received the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation from Michigan State University. The 2014 awards were given to six graduate students from across campus for the care and skill they have shown in meeting their classroom teaching responsibilities. About Alexander Montoye… Read More »

Gould appointed to national fitness board

Gould appointed to national fitness board

Daniel Gould, professor of kinesiology and director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, has been invited to serve on the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Gould joins fellow Department of Kinesiology faculty members Karin Pfeiffer, who is currently on the board, and… Read More »

Covassin on panel examining concussions

Covassin on panel examining concussions

Michigan State University faculty member Tracey Covassin is part of a national committee of experts that released a new report this week on the dangers of concussions in youth sports. According to the authors, young athletes in the U.S. face a “culture of resistance” to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying… Read More »

New advisor joins college

New advisor joins college

Becky Olsen recently joined the team of academic advisors serving students within the College of Education. Olsen primarily serves kinesiology and athletic training students. “I’m grateful to be back at MSU,” she said. “My role ties into my love of athletics and working with students – watching them grow and seeing their success – it’s… Read More »

Fueling fitness on the final frontier

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 exercise… Read More »