Phil Martin will receive American Kinesiology Association's Distinguished Leadership Award: Professor Phil Martin, who served as chair of kinesiology at Iowa State from 2008 through June 2019, will receive the 2019-20 American Kinesiology Association's Jerry R. Thomas Distinguished Leadership Award in the Doctoral University Category. The recognition highlights the excellence of kinesiology and leadership at Iowa State, as the honor's namesake Jerry Thomas preceded Martin as longtime chair of kinesiology at Iowa State. The award will be presented to Martin at the AKA Leadership Workshop awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of graduating students on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21.

Iowa State adapts athletic training program to meet new national standards

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Iowa State University has created the master's of athletic training program to set apart their future athletic training students in the career field, using experienced athletic trainers to teach while giving students diverse clinical training experiences.
Research by Jacob Meyer featured in The Telegraph, ZME Science: Research done by Jacob Meyer, assistant professor in kinesiology, was featured in articles published by India’s The Telegraph as well as ZME Science. Meyer’s research focuses mainly on depression and how to improve the lives of people who suffer from mental health conditions through exercise.
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DC Lee's research cited in Healthline story on running connected to lifespan DC (Duck-Chul) Lee, associate professor in kinesiology, has research cited on Healthline's story on how a small amount of running can decrease risk of death.
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Grant to improve firefighters and first responders’ protective gloves

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A team of Iowa State University researchers is working to improve the currently thick, bulky, and limited-dexterity protectant gloves for firefighters and first responders. This $1.5 million grant will help the research team in bettering the function of personal protective equipment.
Katie Bangert recognized as early childhood leader by the Exchange Leadership Initiative: Katie Bangert, a lecturer in human development and family studies, has been asked to join the Exchange Leadership Initiative. The organization promotes the exchange of ideas among leaders in early childhood programs worldwide.
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APLU honors ISU kinesiology associate professor Elizabeth Stegemöller for exceptional research mentoring of undergraduate students: Elizabeth Stegemöller, an associate professor in kinesiology at Iowa State University, has received the 2019 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Stegemoller deeply engages undergraduate and graduate students as integral contributors to her interdisciplinary research team. The team examines the effect of music on motor cortical activity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. The diverse team includes 21 juniors and seniors, 12 first-year students, and six master and doctoral students.
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Kinesiology and health seniors present research at Society for Neurocscience conference: Molly Norman, Allison Meyer, Emma Gettes, and Cortney Elkin presented their research at the Society for Neurocscience conference on Sunday in Chicago. The seniors in kinesiology and health researched the effect of music listening on cognitive inhibition as part of their work with Elizabeth Stegmöller in the ISU Neurophysiology Lab. The students have worked in the lab since they were freshmen. Two other seniors, Jonathan Mennecke and Ella Gustafson, also contributed to the project but were unable to attend the conference. The team was assisted by graduate student Patricia Izbicki.

The international conference was attended by approximately 27,000 people. The team also drafted a research article on the project that's under consideration by a research journal.

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Kinesiology and health students energize Iowa Special Olympics tournament

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For years, members of the Iowa State University Kinesiology and Health and Physical Education clubs have volunteered at the Special Olympics volleyball tournament held annually on campus in the Forker building.

New tenured and tenure-track faculty for 2019-20 announced

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Eleven outstanding scholars joined the tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences for the 2019-20 academic year.