Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Three-time Michigan State University graduate Anthony Kontos was one of 13 members inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology this fall. The designation is a celebration of distinguished scholarship and leadership in the field, and is notable, with the NAK limiting membership to 165 active fellows, including several current and former MSU faculty and… Read More »

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Aimee Tomlinson is known for finding, and solving, problems in an award-winning way. Tomlinson, who is studying Kinesiology at Michigan State University, was selected to join the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in June. The national recognition was given to 2,000 scholars across the country; Tomlinson was one of nine at MSU.… Read More »

Kinesiology grad earns prestigious, national award

Kinesiology grad earns prestigious, national award

Christopher Hill, a 2018 alumnus of Michigan State University, was recently recognized with the prestigious American Kinesiology Association (AKA) National Doctoral Scholar Award. The annual AKA Scholar Awards recognize doctoral scholars at the national level for their accomplishments; Hill was recognized as the top student scholar with the most distinguished academic and leadership record among… Read More »

MSU establishes new endowed faculty positions in Spirituality, Kinesiology

MSU establishes new endowed faculty positions in Spirituality, Kinesiology

Two new endowed positions have been created at Michigan State University to focus on the holistic well-being of students through spirituality and psychological development. The first is the Foglio Chair of Spirituality in the College of Arts & Letters, which honors Father Jake Foglio, an alumnus, former faculty member, longtime priest and mentor to countless… 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 »

Remembering kinesiology leader Gale Mikles

Remembering kinesiology leader Gale Mikles

Gale E. Mikles, a Michigan State University alumnus, former wrestler and longtime faculty member in the College of Education, passed away on Jan. 17, 2017. Mikles came to MSU as a wrestler, winning several championships and earning induction into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. He earned his bachelor’s in agriculture and natural resources… Read More »

Three Kinesiology graduate students receive national honors

Three Kinesiology graduate students receive national honors

Three graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology recently received honors from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) and from the department. Andrew Parks, a Kinesiology doctoral student, was awarded with the AKA Student Writing Award. The award recognizes graduate students who have published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals while enrolled in kinesiology departments. Students who are nominated must… Read More »

Cancer survivor gets kinesiology lab experience

Cancer survivor gets kinesiology lab experience

“OK, sit tight … blast off!” kinesiology doctoral student Todd Buckingham said, as he closed the door of the BodPod over Ian Anderson. For 8-year-old Ian, getting inside a machine to have his body composition measured was an exciting moment. Not scary at all for a kid who has already beat brain cancer. He was… Read More »

Two kinesiology instructors receive teaching citations

Two kinesiology instructors receive teaching citations

Two doctoral students in kinesiology received Excellence in Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 10, 2014. The awards were administered during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants were honored for their education and research contributions to the university. The Excellence in Teaching Citations were given to six individuals who distinguished… Read More »

Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

James Pivarnik, professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology, has received the American College of Sports Medicine’s Citation Award. The prestigious award is granted to individuals who have made significant and important contributions in the areas of sports medicine and exercise science related to research, scholarship, clinical care and educational services. As an exercise… Read More »