October 10, 2008

Nicole LaVoi on Overscheduled Children

Nicole LaVoi will be featured in an article on overscheduled children in the fall volume of Stemwinder, a publication for St. Paul/Minneapolis 3M employees and retirees.

September 29, 2008

LaVoi to give talk at Sport Morality Symposium

Nicole LaVoi will be part of a Sport & Morality Symposium at the annual Association of Moral Education conference held in November at the University of Notre Dame. Her talk is titled "Helping Create a Moral Climate on Youth Sport Sidelines: Reducing Parental Background Anger" and reflects her current work with the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium (MNYSRC) pertaining to youth sport parents.

September 15, 2008

Weiss on CIC Trip to China

Maureen Weiss, professor of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center, will join representative faculty of CIC universities (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) in visiting five universities in China (Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Xian, Shanghai). The purpose of the trip, October 9-23, is to discover ways to collaborate on undergraduate and graduate programs, research projects, and study abroad opportunities. The delegation includes Kinesiology members from the University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Ohio State University, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, and Penn State University.

Wiese-Bjornstal selected Associate Editor for RQES Journal

Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of Kinesiology, has been selected to be an Associate Editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES). RQES is an interdisciplinary and the longest standing scholarly journal in Kinesiology (since 1930). Wiese-Bjornstal will serve a three-year term, 2008-2011, for the psychology section of the journal.

August 21, 2008

Diane Wiese-Bjornstal elected to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Science Advisory Board

August 21, 2008 - Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor in Kinesiology, was elected to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Science Advisory Board for 2009-2012. The board's activities include review and input on the long-standing President's Challenge program as well as many other initiatives related to physical activity and health across the lifespan. The board includes ten scholars who are selected because of their significant contributions to the research and science of physical activity, fitness, health, and sports.