Department of Kinesiology Edition

Meet the student commencement speakers

Meet the student commencement speakers

Two graduating seniors were selected to address their fellow Class of 2019 graduates during the College of Education undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 5 at the Breslin Center. Jessica Kwalli, a Kinesiology major from Southfield, Mich., and Andrew Drenth, an Education major from East Jordan, Mich., will each take the stage to reflect on their… Read More »

Undergraduates present research, win awards

Nine undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2019 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 5, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. More than 1,000 undergraduate students from all degree-granting… Read More »

MSU students named to national entrepreneurial fellowship

MSU students named to national entrepreneurial fellowship

Waiting for graduation doesn’t mean waiting to make an impact. A pair of Spartan entrepreneurs who have yet to graduate are among 18 young but proven innovators from across the country who were selected for a prestigious fellowship program. Brianna Makaric, a kinesiology junior and an entrepreneurship & innovation minor, and Bailey Paxton, a finance… Read More »

Austin receives Research Achievement Award

Austin receives Research Achievement Award

Ann E. Austin, associate dean for research in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recently recognized for her significant contributions to higher education research. She was the 2018 honoree of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Research Achievement Award, given to a scholar whose research has helped move the field… Read More »

Tratt recognized for work with student-athletes

Tratt recognized for work with student-athletes

Amy Tratt, assistant director for student affairs in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recognized for her work with student-athletes at the annual Football Awards banquet. She received the 2018 George Stephen Scofes Academic Spartan of the Year Award, which honors faculty and staff who stand out in their efforts to help student-athletes… Read More »

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights. Napping doesn’t help either. In fact, babies who slept less at night, yet napped more during the day, still weren’t able to get as… Read More »

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

UPDATE 5/17/19: View photos and submitted stories from the exhibit on our Flickr page. A new installation in the Michigan State University College of Education recognizes the many ways students and alumni see and are shaped by global communities. The “Our Global Community” exhibit provides an inside look at the lived experiences through photos and… Read More »

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… Read More »

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 »