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Paul M. Wright
SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) presented its Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award to NIU’s Paul M. Wright, who holds the Lane/Zimmerman Endowed Professorship in Kinesiology and Physical Education. Wright was recognized April 7 during SHAPE America’s 131st National Convention & Expo in Minneapolis. SHAPE America presents the Outstanding Mentor of the...
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...
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...
Sport psychologists to discuss emotional needs of young competitors
Ray Rice. Adrian Peterson. Lance Armstrong. Tony Stewart. Michael Vick. Tiger Woods. When athletes earn attention for all the wrong reasons – a problem that seems more and more frequent – their stories of take on lives of their own. Reports of such misconduct reach from the front pages through the sports sections. Apologies and...
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Kick off the new year with the necessary support to improve your health and wellness in 2015: The NIU FIT Program invites the campus to join its Mid-Winter Meltdown. The Mid-Winter Meltdown is an exercise, nutrition and weight management program available to NIU faculty, staff and the university community through membership in the NIU FIT...
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Health. Leadership. Maturity. Self-reflection. Adventure. Children everywhere need these and other building blocks to lead productive, successful lives – and faculty in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education are working to deliver those strong foundations. Research and engagement programs already making differences locally are poised to create a broader impact across the country and...
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