2013 Shannon McNamara Run

Shannon McNamara was commemorated through the 10th annual run/walk, at the Campus Pond Pavilion Trail. Shannon McNamara was an Eastern Illinois University student who was tragically murdered during the summer of 2001. While at Eastern, Shannon was a Physical Education major, a member of the Physical Education Honors Club, a student worker at the SRC, … Continue reading

Professional Development

Professional Development

A group of Sports Management students and faculty attended the ISU Sport Management Symposium on February 21, 2014. The students took the opportunity to listen and learn from professionals in the field of sports management. The students were an excellent representation of our department.

Volunteer Coaches Needed

Jefferson Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help coach 5th and 6th grade basketball as well as to help with the clock and scorekeeping.  Practices will start the week of January 6th; practices and games will be Monday through Thursday.  To volunteer or to get more information, contact Justin Bledsaw at (217) 639-7070 or via email at bledsawj@charleston.k12.il.us.


2013 Student/Faculty Scholarships & Awards Ceremony

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On April 19, the KSS department held its Annual Student/Faculty Scholarships & Awards Ceremony.

Special guests included:

Dean Robert Augustine, Dean Diane Jackman, Associate Dean Boug Bower, Dr. Deb Wolf, Dr. Rob Doyle, Ms. Judy Black, Dr. & Mrs. Larry Ankenbrand, Mr. & Mrs. Gene McFarland, and Ms. Jaqueline Joines.

KSS Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

(Click on the images for more information about each scholarship/award).

Not shown above: Ashley Aardsma (Barbara Snow Award); Kate Paige (William H. Groves Memorial Award); and Ian McCausland (Robert W. & Laura M. Hussey Scholarship).

KSS Graduate Student Awards

(Click on the images for more information about each scholarship/award).

CEPS Faculty-Led Study Abroad Award

(Click on the images for more information about each scholarship/award).

KSS Honors Club Outsdanding Teacher Award

Presenter: Bridget Singer, Recipient: Ms. Colleen Kattenbraker

EIU Showcase

EIU student Eric Krepton (right), a former professional bull rider, and Dr. Chad Carlson display Eric’s research on the ethical defensibility of animal treatment in the sport of bull riding at the EIU Showcase. Eric did this work in an independent study with Dr. Carlson on the ethics of animals in sports


Let’s Move

2013-04-03_1039On February 28th of 2013, one of our own Eastern Illinois University Kinesiology professors, Dr. Mark Kattenbraker of the Kinesiology and Sport Studies Department was invited to attend the 2013 National Fitness Initiative for promotion of our First Lady’s goals for American Schools.  The event held in Chicago, Illinois was called “Let’s Move!”  This experience gave excellent information on current activity in our schools and focused on updating our programs from the initiative by the first lady, Michelle Obama. Many high profile fitness promoters were present including: Michelle Obama, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, NIKE President, and CEO of AAHPERD.  Several celebrities were also in attendance including: Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick, Gabby Douglas, Bo Jackson, Dominique Dawes, Bob Harper, and Allyson Felix.  One of the greatest benefits from this event noted by Dr. Kattenbraker is the attempts to unify people in achieving greater healthy goals as a society and the future goals behind the National Governments efforts to get everyone involved in the promotion of fitness in America.

Aqua exercise basics

KSS instructor Colleen N Kattenbraker provides a demonstration on aqua fitness exercises.

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