Tag Archives: Department of Kinesiology

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 »

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 »

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 »

Doctoral students honored for leadership

Doctoral students honored for leadership

Three doctoral students in the Michigan State University College of Education received a 2016-17 COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award on Feb. 15, 2017. COGS—the Council of Graduate Students at MSU—presents the awards to students in the Graduate School who have demonstrated leadership in their fields on a local, state, regional, national and/or international level while enrolled as a… 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 »

Alumnus racing toward gold in Rio Paralympics

Alumnus racing toward gold in Rio Paralympics

“My road to Rio has been a journey, not a destination,” said alumnus Aaron Scheidies just days before he was set to head to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Paralympics cycling competition. “It’s been a roller coaster up and down ride.” Scheidies, B.A. ’04 (Kinesiology), will compete in the men’s visual… Read More »

Alumni help Olympians go for the gold

Alumni help Olympians go for the gold

Two MSU College of Education alumni are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Lori Dithurbide and Tshepang Tshube are traveling with their respective home countries, Canada and Botswana, as mental supports for athletes and leaders before, during and after the games. Dithurbide and Tshube arrived in Rio ahead of the… Read More »

Video game showcases workout motivators

Video game showcases workout motivators

A Michigan State University researcher is using a video game to uncover key differences in what motivates men and women to go the “extra mile” during a workout. The study, led by Deborah Feltz, a University Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, gave participants the opportunity to watch an avatar of themselves exercise alongside a virtual partner,… 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 »