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LaVoi quoted in St Louis Post-Dispatch on 12-year-old’s letter to Dick’s Sporting Goods
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:16:58 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in the St Louis Post-Dispatch article “Sporting-goods Industry Ignores One of its Biggest-growing Markets” on 12-year-old McKenna Peterson’s letter to Dick’s Sporting Goods about the absence of women in their catalog.

LaVoi quoted in The Gazette on differing treatment of female and male coaches
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:34:52 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in the Cedar Rapids, IA The Gazette article, “Are there differences between coaching men and women?” about a University of Iowa field hockey coach firing, and the consequences of different expectations for male and female coaches.

LaVoi invited to contribute to New York Times’ “Room for Debate”
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:09:42 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, has been invited to contribute to the New York Times “Room for Debate” opinion collection, “Who Needs Football?” LaVoi’s contribution, “Now Women Are Seeing Benefits,” addresses and emphasizes the benefits of sport participation.

LaVoi writes invited piece for Minnesota Hockey newsletter
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:51:14 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, has written an article, “Should Boys and Girls be Coached Differently?,” appearing in the Minnesota Youth Hockey Newsletter. The column addresses the question, how does coaching females differ from coaching males.

LaVoi on expert panel at Notre Dame coaching ethics symposium
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:26:13 +0000

On April 25, Play Like a Champion Today, the world’s only university-based initiative focused on promoting a positive sports culture for all young people, is hosting a symposium entitled “Coaching Ethics: Creating a Value Centered Athletic Community in Higher Education.” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of […]

LaVoi attends DC conference on safety in youth sport
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:13:56 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is attending the Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS) National Conference on Youth Sports Safety in Washington, DC [watch live]. The focus of the conference is on concussion and youth sport culture. PASS was launched by the […]

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