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Christian Science Monitor quotes LaVoi on women coaches

Friday, August 18, 2017: Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., Kinesiology senior lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in a Christian Science Monitor piece, “Why there’s been a big drop in women coaches under Title IX” on the phenomena and its logical outcome.   [Read Full Story]

Tucker Center benefactor, Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, passes away

Wednesday, August 16, 2017: We have recently learned of the passing of Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, our founder and benefactor. The Tucker Center was established in 1993 due to her incredible and ongoing support and generosity. Dr. Tucker graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1945, majoring in Recreation Leadership. She went on to earn a doctorate in Physical … Continue reading Tucker Center benefactor, Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, passes away [Read Full Story]

National evaluation study of Girls on the Run by Kinesiology professor Maureen Weiss reveals the program transforms young girls’ lives

Tuesday, August 15, 2017: An independent evaluation study by Maureen Weiss, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, shows that Girls on the Run, a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for elementary-age girls, has a profound and lasting positive impact on girls’ confidence, competence, connection to others, character, caring, and life skills. Girls on the Run is … Continue reading National evaluation study of Girls on the Run by Kinesiology professor Maureen Weiss reveals the program transforms young girls’ lives [Read Full Story]

U building named after former AD, Kinesiology adjunct professor Joel Maturi

Wednesday, August 9, 2017: Joel Maturi, U of M Athletic Director from 2002-2012 and retired adjunct professor in Kinesiology’s Sport Management program, has been honored by the University in naming the current Sports Pavilion the “Joel Maturi University Sports Pavilion“. Congratulations! [Read Full Story]

The Sportsman article quotes LaVoi on starting athletes at a young age

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., Kinesiology senior lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in an article in The Sportsman, “How Other Sports Have Elevated Roger Federer And Rafael Nadal To The Top Of Their Game.” LaVoi speaks briefly on the efficacy of starting players at a young age. [Read Full Story]

Javen Ulambayer, Kinesiology B.S. alum, performs in “Moby Dick” in Chicago

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: A School of Kinesiology alumnus has led an adventurous life since graduating with a B.S. in Kinesiology in Spring 2012 . It’s been a somewhat dangerous one as well. Javen Ulambayer has taken his education and experience to new heights as he performs in the Ensemble cast in an adaptation of  “Moby Dick” at the … Continue reading Javen Ulambayer, Kinesiology B.S. alum, performs in “Moby Dick” in Chicago [Read Full Story]

Kinesiology professor emeritus Leo McAvoy awarded U of M’s OAA

Monday, August 7, 2017: CEHD alumnus and professor emeritus Leo McAvoy received the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) on July 31 at an evening reception at the Campus Club. Regent Abdul Omari presented the award, which recognizes McAvoy’s significant contributions to outdoor and adventure education. The OAA is the University of Minnesota’s highest award for its graduates. … Continue reading Kinesiology professor emeritus Leo McAvoy awarded U of M’s OAA [Read Full Story]

LaVoi quoted on women coaches in collegiate sports in Online Athens

Monday, July 31, 2017: Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., Kinesiology senior lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center, was quoted in an article in Online Athens discussing the South Carolina women’s basketball team, coached by Dawn Staley, which won this year’s national championship. “Female coaches are underrepresented in the power five,” she commented.  “That number has been very stagnant over the last … Continue reading LaVoi quoted on women coaches in collegiate sports in Online Athens [Read Full Story]

Kinesiology doctoral student Arash Mahnan appointed to U’s Senate Information Technologies Committee

Monday, July 31, 2017: Arash Mahnan, Kinesiology Ph.D. student in Movement Science, has been appointed to the University’s Senate Information Technologies Committee (SITC). The committee represents the institution’s faculty, academic professional, civil service and student interests in the development, implementation, and distribution of information technologies at the U. The committee reports to the Senate and makes recommendations concerning policies … Continue reading Kinesiology doctoral student Arash Mahnan appointed to U’s Senate Information Technologies Committee [Read Full Story]

LaVoi quoted in article on female coaches for The Atlantic

Friday, July 28, 2017: Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., Kinesiology lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center, was quoted in an online article in The Atlantic, “The Field Where Men Still Call the Shots,” on the reasoning behind the lack of female coaches in youth sports making lasting impressions on boys and girls. The article discusses the decline of female … Continue reading LaVoi quoted in article on female coaches for The Atlantic [Read Full Story]

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