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LaVoi to speak at MN Wild Leadership Summit

Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center in the School of Kinesiology, will speak at the 2nd Annual Minnesota Wild Leadership Summit on Tuesday, July 10 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center. LaVoi’s talk, given to over 300 hockey captains and coaches representing 71 teams attending the Summit, will be […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi interviewed on KARE-11 about maternity leave in professional sports

Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed about the latest progressive changes affecting women in sports on KARE-11 TV on June 28. The LPGA and Wimbledon organizations have both changed their rules about women competitors taking maternity leave. LPGA competitor and 12-time winner Stacy Lewis […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center announces 2018 Summer Interns

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport announces the recipients of the 2018 Tucker Center Internship, now celebrating its 10th year. This year Sarah Cummings (Marketing Communications senior at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY) and Hannah Silva-Breen (BA in Psychology & Exercise Physiology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN) will be assisting […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi gives keynotes, lectures at Women in Athletics Symposium and NCAA Women Coaches Academy training

Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, gave the keynote address at Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s Women in Athletics Symposium held at Roanoke College May 20-21.  Eighty women attended the event, which focused on professional development and networking opportunities for women working in […] [READ MORE]

Kane, LaVoi publish on intercollegiate athletic director viewpoints on female coaches

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, and  Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, have published an article in the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. “An Examination of Intercollegiate Athletic Directors’ Attributions Regarding the Underrepresentation of Female Coaches in Women’s Sports” surveyed […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi to serve three-year term on Faculty Senate

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport was chosen to serve as representative to the University Faculty Senate for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018.   The Faculty Senate at the University of Minnesota is comprised of faculty and faculty-like academic […] [READ MORE]

CEHD Scholarship Donor & Recipient Luncheon held April 20

The College of Education and Human Development hosted a college-wide scholarship donor and recipient luncheon, the annual “CEHD Celebration of Scholars,” on April 20 at McNamara Alumni Center that included several of the School of Kinesiology‘s own. At the event, alumni and friends met and learned more about CEHD and the student award recipients and […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi, Tucker Center report data cited in the Kansan

The University of Kansas’ Daily Kansan article, “Kansas athletes and coaches see importance in women leadership,” cites data available in the Tucker Center‘s Women Coaches Research Series & Report Card and quotes Tucker Center Co-director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., with the Kansas’ low report card score and LaVoi speaking on […] [READ MORE]

UMD’s Mary Mullen celebration event on May 19

A memorial event, “Celebrate the Life of Mary M. Mullen (February 1933 – December 2017)” will be held on May 19 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at the U of Minn/Duluth’s Bagley Nature Center. Mary M. (Muggs) Mullen was a pioneer of women’s athletics and outdoor education who changed the UMD educational experience. Her […] [READ MORE]

Kinesiology well-represented at Sport Social Justice Symposium

The U of M was host to the Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium on April 5-7 at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Twin Cities campus. A number of faculty, students, alumni, and associates from the School of Kinesiology (listed below) were involved in the program and presentations. The symposium opened with […] [READ MORE]