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Students in an NIU College of Education graduate class in Sport Management are asking an unusual question this semester. Wanna buy some Bulls tickets? The class, LESM 551, teaches the practice, strategies and art of ticket sales in the sports industry. And if part of sales is who you know, or the ability to convince...
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education’s NIU FIT Program offers convenient, affordable, and effective fitness programming for NIU faculty, staff and community members. We will provide the guidance and support you need to make the most of the time you have available to exercise. Exercise before your workday, during your lunch hour or right...
William A. Pitney has been named Associate Dean of Research, Resources and Innovation at the NIU College of Education, effective July 1. Currently a professor in the Athletic Training Program within the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, (KNPE), Pitney’s research focuses on employment issues experienced by athletic trainers in various practice settings. As such he has...
According to the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, sport can be used as powerful tool in the advancement of developmental and peace objectives around the world. Since 2003, the U.N. General Assembly has adopted annual resolutions on sport for the purpose of promoting education, health, development and peace. Because of this...
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The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education’s FIT Program is an exercise program for NIU employees, family members, retirees and residents of the surrounding community. FIT membership is now being offered for $43 – prorated for the remainder of the semester. Membership in FIT includes access to cardio- and weight-training facilities in both Anderson Hall...
Concussion
Sharon Moskowitz, a NIU graduate student and life-long athlete, suffered her first concussion at 15, the result of a particularly aggressive foul during a high school basketball game. Moskowitz’s opponent hit her so hard that it broke her nose and knocked her out for a few moments. Her coach benched Moskowitz for a month –...
NIU FIT Program
Want to win prizes for working out and losing weight? Want to kick off the new year with the support necessary to improve health and fitness? Join NIU’s FIT Program during its Mid-Winter Meltdown. The Mid-Winter Meltdown is an exercise, nutrition and weight loss program available to NIU faculty, staff and the NIU community through...
It’s not surprising that Roger Kalisiak can relate to his students. As a teacher, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame member and Huskie alumnus, he understands what his students need to be successful. “Having gone through what students are going through and taking those classes, you know what the expectation is,” said Kalisiak, who...
Chad McEvoy
Chad D. McEvoy is the new chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE), effective July 1. He joins NIU from Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, where he was a professor of sports management and graduate program director in the Department of Sport Management. Paul Wright, who...
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Summer vacations, barbecues and pool parties can make it difficult to focus on fitness. The NIU FIT Program is a fun, effective and convenient way to make sure you are improving your health during the summer months. Exercise before your workday, during your lunch hour or right after work. For one low fee, FIT members...
William Pitney
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has named William Pitney, a professor in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, as the winner of its Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for 2015. The prestigious award recognizes professionals and educators in the field for their exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession. It reflects...
From left: Robert Weinberg, Gloria Balague and Daniel Gould
A panel of nationally renowned sports psychologists shared ideas Monday morning on how organized youth athletics can produce the kind of adults expected of such programs. During a 75-minute conversation in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center, the three professors addressed ways that parents and coaches can offer a positive situation and instill...
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