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Does positive body image play a role in athletic performance?

September 7, 2023
Does positive body image play a role in athletic performance?

When an athlete has a positive body image, how does it translate to the field of play? Research from Michigan State University Kinesiology Ph.D. candidate Chelsi Ricketts explored this topic in a March 2023 study published in the Psychology of Sport and Exercise Journal. “Essentially, the research shows us when an athlete appreciates their body’s… Read More »

Gould inducted into international Hall of Fame 

August 9, 2023
Gould inducted into international Hall of Fame 

Michigan State University Professor Emeritus Dan Gould was inducted to the International Society for Sports Psychology Hall of Fame in 2023. Gould is one of the first 10 living scholars worldwide to be inducted.   Gould, who retired in 2022, served as the former director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and is… Read More »

Remembering Professor Emeritus Timothy Little

August 8, 2023
Remembering Professor Emeritus Timothy Little

Professor Emeritus Timothy “Tim” Little, died on August 8, 2023 at the age of 82.  Little was with the Department of Teacher Education from 1971 and remained at MSU until his retirement in 1996.  Prior to his time with MSU, Little taught high school in Chicago and earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.  Throughout his… Read More »

Teacher reflections & MSU research: Pre-K during COVID-19

August 7, 2023
Teacher reflections & MSU research: Pre-K during COVID-19

Research from Michigan State University scholars is examining what the first year of teaching during COVID-19 was like for 25 pre-K teachers in Michigan. The work was led by Associate Professor Bethany Wilinski and Assistant Professor Alyssa Morley from the College of Education and Assistant Professor Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu from the College of Social Science.… Read More »

ISYS Graduate Students Lead a Series of Workshops with Lansing Public Schools

August 1, 2023
ISYS Graduate Students Lead a Series of Workshops with Lansing Public Schools

The Institute has long been committed to staying engaged with its surrounding communities and this year we were delighted to partner with Mr. Chris Henderson, the athletic director of the Lansing School District, to offer a series of workshops to local high school and middle school students athletes. ISYS graduate students collaborated to produce three… Read More »

Patricia Edwards named University Distinguished Professor 

July 10, 2023
Patricia Edwards named University Distinguished Professor 

Patricia A. Edwards, an internationally recognized literacy scholar, was named a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor in June 2023. The honor is one of high distinction at the university, and only given to select faculty members to recognize distinguished achievement in teaching, research and public service.  Edwards joined the MSU College of Education in 1989… Read More »

Alum receives Outstanding Dissertation Award from ILA

July 10, 2023
Alum receives Outstanding Dissertation Award from ILA

Two-time alum Lori Bruner is the recipient of the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Timothy & Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award – a prestigious honor that annually recognizes an outstanding doctoral student whose research focuses on reading. Her dissertation titled: “The Words, the Texts, and the Interactions: Opportunities for Word Learning from Preschool Storybook Apps” analyzed… Read More »

Remembering Professor Emerita Mary M. Kennedy

July 1, 2023
Remembering Professor Emerita Mary M. Kennedy

Mary M. Kennedy, professor emerita with the Department of Teacher Education, died July 1, 2023. Kennedy was with the College of Education from 1986 until her retirement in 2013.  Kennedy received her Ph.D. from MSU in 1973 in Educational Psychology. After earning her degree, Kennedy went on to work for the government in Washington D.C.… Read More »