Department of Kinesiology Edition

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 »

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award

Marcy Wallace has been recognized by Michigan State University for her outstanding efforts to advance the university’s research mission. The Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award celebrates individuals for both their contributions and quality of their work. Wallace, director of the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL) in the College of Education, has nearly… Read More »

Clarence Underwood to speak at commencement

Clarence Underwood to speak at commencement

Distinguished alumnus Clarence Underwood, Jr., a veteran educator and leader for student-athletes, will speak to spring 2018 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 6. Underwood taught in the East Lansing elementary and middle schools, played many different roles in the Big Ten Conference and worked for the MSU Athletics Department,… Read More »

Undergraduates receive first-place honors at annual research forum

Undergraduates receive first-place honors at annual research forum

Six undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards in the education and kinesiology categories at the 2018 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 13, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. The 20th… 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 »

I March, I Stand: Growing community exhibit supports survivors

I March, I Stand: Growing community exhibit supports survivors

“In early 2018, hundreds of women were finally able to share their story.” This is the beginning statement of a new installation in the Michigan State University College of Education that focuses on sexual assault survivors, questions, concerns, hurts and hopes through a growing community voice. Installed in both Erickson Hall and IM Circle, the… Read More »

Treadmills and tummy time: Research helps boost baby motor skills

Treadmills and tummy time: Research helps boost baby motor skills

In the Department of Kinesiology, babies are learning how to walk. This is thanks to ongoing research from Assistant Professor Janet Hauck‘s Physical Activity in Youth with Disabilities (PLAY’d) Lab. Hauck is studying infants with and without disabilities and their motor skills, such as learning to walk, to examine how these skills affect infants’ growth… Read More »

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 »