Meet Faith Cephus, our new Administrative Intern

The School welcomes Faith Cephus, our new Administrative Intern, whose office is in Cooke 111. Stop in and say hello to Faith!   How long have you worked for the U of M? What other positions have you held, if any? This is my first job for the University. What is your work/educational background? I…

SMPL study on sport playing fields and athlete injuries gives GPS devices a new direction

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have come a long way since they were first used for military operations in the 1950s. They appear in practically every device known to humans, from phones to vehicles to computers to aircraft. And now, in a joint study between the School of Kinesiology and the Department of Horticultural Science, they…

The Final Four Experience

This year’s NCAA Final Four featured four days of fans, interactive themed activities, and our very own “Point Guards”—School of Kinesiology students enrolled in Event Management in Sport (KIN 5115) who led the “Street Team Volunteers” throughout the event. This course, taught by lecturer Vicki Schull, PhD, provides students with the skills to plan and…

Kinesiology doctoral candidate Madeleine Orr takes the Green movement to the sports world

The Green movement—environmental impacts, sustainable practices, and even recycling—has traditionally not been considered a high priority by professional sports organizations and their event organizers. But that’s been changing over the past few years—just ask Madeleine Orr. She is the founder and co-director of a new organization, the Sport Ecology Group (SEG), which launched April 22…