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Summers Receives Excellence in Scholarship Award


Dr. Louisa Summers was awarded The Department of Exercise and Sport Science Excellence in Scholarship Award at its Honor Awards ceremony on May 2, 2014.  Dr. Summers has been an active researcher, writer and presenter since she joined the Department  in 2000.

Tashenberg Awarded EKU Student Scholar Award

Undergraduate sport management student Marissa Tashenberg has been selected as an EKU Student Scholar for 2013-14. Tashenberg was presented with the award at the EKU Scholar's Assembly, April 18. Her Mom and Dad were on hand for the ceremony.

Holzapfel Wins Outstanding Thesis Award

Former graduate student Simon Holzapfel was awarded the Graduate Studies Outstanding Thesis award for his research poster entitled, "Effects of Endurance Training on the Relationship Between Digit Ratio (2D:4D) and VO2 max" at the EKU Scholar's Assembly on April 18.

Faculty Present at Southern District Convention

Department of Exercise and Sport Science faculty were prominent among presenters at the recent Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention held February 19-22, 2014 in Lexington, KY. A total of eight faculty presented 11 sessions at the convention. The presentations included:

Holzapfel Presents at ACSM Conference

EKU exercise and sport science graduate student Simon Holzapfel recently presented an abstract entitled Relationship between a proxy of pre-natal testosterone and maximal oxygen uptake: A pilot study at the 60th annual American College of Sports Medicine conference this past May in Indianapolis.

ESS Honor Awards Day 2013

Fifteen students and one alumnus received most outstanding awards at the 2013 Department of Exercise and Sport Science Honor Awards Day ceremony held Friday, May 3 in Richmond. Award winners and their family and friends joined Department faculty and staff for a buffet lunch preceding the ceremony.

From Colonel to Razorback


In 2009 Robert Harris began his quest for a Master of Science degree at Eastern Kentucky University. Today, he is the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks football program.

PETE Majors Visit Redbird School

Pete Majors

Dr. John Ferguson's PHE 323 - Elementary Physical Education methods class recently took a road trip to Redbird Mission School in Beverley, KY at which they taught all the physical education classes at the P-12 school. A total of 10 students made the trip which involved staying overnight in the small rustic rural community.

Sport Management Students Work Super Bowl

Sports management super bowl

Eleven EKU Sport Management program students got to experience the thrill of Super Bowl XLVII as volunteer workers. They were recently invited along with Department professors Wardell Johnson and Joel Cormier to be a part of the event's organizing committee in New Orleans.

Neumann Top Scholar for ESS

Neumann scholar

Athletic Training major Kelsey Neumann has been named the Department of Exercise and Sport Science Student Scholar of the Year for 2013. Neumann, a native of Winchester, is a junior with a 4.0 GPA. She will graduate in May, 2014 and hopes to pursue a Masters Degree in Athletic Training. Neumann was recently selected by department faculty from a list of students nominated by their advisors.

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