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MSU scholar receives grant from major chocolate producer to promote youth learning and physical activity

May 10, 2023
MSU scholar receives grant from major chocolate producer to promote youth learning and physical activity

Department of Kinesiology Associate Professor Spyridoula Vazou is the recipient of a three year, $280,000 grant funding a youth summer program incorporating learning with physical activity for students of underserved communities. Funded by Kinder Ferrero — the second largest chocolate producer in the world — program implementation is set to kick off in June 2023… Read More »

Covassin receives MSU Outstanding Faculty Award

May 8, 2023
Covassin receives MSU Outstanding Faculty Award

Tracey Covassin, a scholar from the Department of Kinesiology, is one of the 2022-2023 honorees for the MSU William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award.   Part of the All-University Awards, the Beal Award is given to individuals who have made a distinguished and widely recognized contribution to their respective field and to the MSU community. It… Read More »

MSU receives $17M from USAID to improve STEM learning, student success, and innovation in Malawi  

May 4, 2023

Michigan State University has received a five-year, $17 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, to build capacity within Malawi’s higher education ecosystem to promote sustainable economic prosperity and self-reliance for Malawians.  “The program extends MSU’s long history of partnership with African universities and reflects our own focus on supporting the… Read More »

Is HIIT effective? MSU scholar seeks answers in six-paper series

May 4, 2023
Is HIIT effective? MSU scholar seeks answers in six-paper series

The fitness trend of HIIT (high intensity interval training) and studies that support its benefits are being questioned by Department of Kinesiology Chairperson Paddy Ekkekakis and other scholars through a series of six papers. As defined by Harvard University’s School of Public Health, HIIT is a type of interval training where short bursts of high-intensity… Read More »

Big Ideas Begin Here: MSU ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News

April 25, 2023
Big Ideas Begin Here: MSU ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News

Michigan State University is #1 in the nation for elementary and secondary teacher education, according to U.S. News and World Report.   The accolade comes from the 2023-2024 U.S. News Best Education Schools, which also heralded MSU as #1 for curriculum and instruction for the fifth straight year. “These top rankings highlight our dedication to and… Read More »

Kinesiology doctoral student receives Outstanding Student Paper Award

April 18, 2023
Kinesiology doctoral student receives Outstanding Student Paper Award

Department of Kinesiology doctoral student Darice Brooks has been recognized with the Outstanding Student Paper Award in the motor development category by the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Her paper, “Exploring the lived experiences of people in adapted sports programming,” examined the advantages and obstacles people with physical… Read More »

Kinesiology doctoral student receives National Doctoral Scholar Award

April 17, 2023
Kinesiology doctoral student receives National Doctoral Scholar Award

Aaron J. Zynda, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology, is the recipient of the American Kinesiology Association’s (AKA) National Doctoral Scholar Award. Since 2014, the award has annually recognized the top doctoral kinesiology student in the nation by way of leadership and academic record. While conducting research with the Athletic Injury and Rehabilitation… Read More »

Spartans making a splash at AERA 2023

April 14, 2023
Spartans making a splash at AERA 2023

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is holding their annual meeting in a hybrid format in Chicago, IL, where faculty, graduate students and alumni from the Michigan State University College of Education (and other Spartans) are presenting their research. In addition, several Spartans are being acknowledged for their exceptional achievements. FACULTY & ACADEMIC STAFF RECOGNITION… Read More »

Book for science educators helps create student-centered spaces 

April 11, 2023
Book for science educators helps create student-centered spaces 

A new book by Associate Professor David Stroupe will help science teachers and administrators initiate and maintain classrooms in which students feel valued and heard.   “Growing and Sustaining Student-Centered Science Classrooms” is the latest publication from Stroupe through Harvard Education Press. He previously co-edited “Preparing Science Teachers through Practice-Based Teacher Education” in 2020.  … Read More »