Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Hussey Earns “Excellence in Research” Award at Emory University

    June 11, 2010

    Emily Hussey (’06) recently received the “Excellence in Research” Award for her project investigating the biomechanics of trip recovery in older adults under dual task conditions.  Emily is pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Emory University.  The research was completed in partial fulfillment of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.

  • Powell and Turner present at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference

    Garret Powell and Meredith Turner, Junior Exercise Science majors, recently presented their research at the American College of Sports Medicine annual conference in Baltimore, MD.  Their original research focused on Inter-rater reliability and accuracy of hand-held dynamometer testing for isometric arm flexion. Garret is from Macon, MO and Meredith is from Overland Park, KS.

  • Atkinson Receives 2010 Critical Language Scholarship

    May 1, 2010

    David Atkinson has been selected for a U.S. Department of State 2010 Critical Language Scholarship. He is among approximately 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students selected from nearly 5,300 applicants to spend seven to 10 weeks in intensive language institutes this summer in 15 countries. Recipients will also support their language acquisition through cultural immersion […]

  • GlowStick-It-To-Cancer Walk

    April 14, 2010

    The Relay for Life Team hosted the Fourth Annual two-mile run/walk on April 13, 2010.  This is an event held at night on the track,  Each participant is given glowsticks to wear to light up the track.  Campus and community members came out to support the Relay Team and enjoyed the wonderful weather.

  • PEK-Professor Pie Throw

    April 1, 2010

    PEK’s Relay For Life Team held a fundraiser on March 27, 2010.  During the preceding week students donated money for the Professor of their choice to be pied in the face.  Dr. Carla  Smith, Dr. Jeremy Houser, and Dr. Joe Visker were the lucky winners.  PEK members received the privilege of Pieing.  It was a […]

  • Mamma Mia!

    March 22, 2010

    On February 20th with funding from the Student Life Initiatives Excursion Grants Liz Jorn (HES) and Jennifer Thompson (STEP program) took 22 students to see Mamma Mia at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis.