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Want to live a healthier lifestyle in 2013? Then start the New Year right with the FIT Program. Hosted by NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, the FIT Program provides NIU employees, family members, retirees and local residents access to cardio and weight training facilities in both Anderson Hall and Gabel Hall, and includes...
Three alumni of the NIU College of Education will lead a discussion Tuesday, Oct. 23, on “Athletic Training – It’s Not Just for Pro Athletes.” Presented in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association, the College of Education Community Learning Series event begins at 5 p.m. reception in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center with heavy...
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NIU’s Community Dance School, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, begins its fall 12-week session Monday, Sept. 10. Classes meet weekly through Dec. 8. Instruction is offered for ages 4 through teen and adult. Classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz hip hop, Irish step, ballroom, Latin and swing. Adult...
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The FIT Program, part of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is an exercise program for NIU employees, family members, retirees and residents of the surrounding community. The experienced staff can help participants begin the new year with scientifically based exercise programs. Free one-week trials of the FIT program are available anytime. Membership in...
Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen
A breakthrough study outlining the effects of psychological stress on the recovery of muscular function after strenuous exercise was recently published in the prestigious Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. The results might explain why stressed populations are less fit and develop adaptations more slowly than non-stressed populations. Responsible for the article? Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen,...
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NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will offer a motor development program for young children ages 3 to 6 from Monday, Sept. 10, through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Held in Anderson Hall Gym 130, the eight-week program runs from 4 to 5 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays. This program provides young children with the opportunity to...
Paul Carpenter
Three thousand miles. If you drove that far in one shot it could be done in about 48 hours, but you’d need an oil change. Making the same trip on a bike is a different story. Race Across America (RAAM) brings a whole new meaning to the term “road trip.” Rated as one of the...
Brad Dieckhaus
Northern Illinois senior Brad Dieckhaus was selected to the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s 2012 All-Academic Team, the association announced Tuesday. Dieckhaus was one of 87 wrestlers in the country to earn the honor, which is given to individuals who boast at least a 3.3 GPA and either advance to the NCAA Championships or sport an...
Paul Wright
“With approximately one in four preschool age children being overweight or obese,” says Paul Wright, an NIU professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, “the promotion of physical activity and outdoor play has gained national attention.” For the last four years, Wright has been part of a $12 million federal grant program funded...
Bill Tessendorf and Roger Kalisiak
Two Northern Illinois alumni, William Tessendorf and Roger Kalisiak, will be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. Tessendorf and Kalisiak will be inducted Thursday, June 28, at the NATA 63rd annual meeting in St. Louis. Honorees are recognized for their work in advancing the athletic training profession, including scholarly research,...
Paul Plummer
Paul Plummer, certified athletic trainer and supervisor of St. Vincent Sport Performance Physicians in Indianapolis, will share his lecture “Life Lessons Learned through Athletic Training” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the McCareins Auditorium of Northern Illinois University’s Yordon Center. His presentation will mark the 7th year of the Roger Kalisiak Lecture Series.  This...
Brad Dieckhaus
Northern Illinois sophomore Nick Smith and senior Brad Dieckhaus were named to the Wrestling Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Thursday. Both athletes won the honor for the first time in their careers. Dieckhaus boasts a 4.0 in sport management, while Smith maintains a 3.41 GPA in kinesiology. “Brad and Nick have really...
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