Study Abroad trip to China is unforgettable experience for Kinesiology student Karl Dischinger

Study Abroad experiences seem to be life-changing for so many students, and Karl Dischinger is no different. Just after completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology last May, he went a 16-day Study Abroad adventure to Beijing, China, which was led by the School’s Zan Gao, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology. Here is his story. Why…

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…

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…

Where Are They Now? Anthony Mayo, Ph.D.

Our featured alumnus is Anthony (Tony) Mayo, who graduated in 2015 with his Ph.D. in Kinesiology. We asked him to share his student experiences, bring us up-to-date on his activities since graduating, and offer a little advice… Could you describe your current position in detail? What do you like best about it? Currently, I am…