The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Wright in May 2014 at the AHS Alumni and Faculty Awards Dinner. This prestigious honor from the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) recognizes his local, national, and international accomplishments in promoting healthy activity for young people.
Dr. Paul Wright, director of the Physical Activity and Life Skills (PALS) Group and professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE), has been named to the Elizabeth C. Lane, Ph.D., and M. Nadine Zimmerman, Ph.D., Endowed Kinesiology and Physical Education Professorship – the first endowed professorship in the College of Education.
“I am truly honored to hold this endowed professorship and to have the opportunity to promote the legacy of Drs. Lane and Zimmerman,” Wright said. “This endowment ensures that their commitment to the field and the department of KNPE will live on. It is a particular honor for me to be the holder of the first endowed professorship in KNPE and in the College of Education.”
The CEA is pleased to announce its CEA Graduate Research Fellowship award recipients for 2013. The CEA is pleased to introduce its CEA Graduate Research Fellowship program. The two winners of the CEA Graduate Research Fellowships for 2013 are Haeli Gerardy and Micah Ioffe. Haeli is completing her second year of graduate school in the Department of Psychology and will be mentored by Dr. Nina Mounts in the Department of Psychology. Micah will begin her graduate program in Clinical Psychology in the Fall 2013 semester and will be mentored by Dr. Laura Pittmen, also in the Department of Psychology.
The two winners of the CEA Graduate Research Fellowships for 2012 are Haeli Gerardy and Jennifer MacKenzie. Haeli is completing her first year of graduate school in the Department of Psychology and will be mentored by Dr. Nina Mounts in the Department of Psychology. Jenn will begin her graduate program in Educational Psychology in the Fall 2012 semester and will be mentored by Dr. Paul Wright in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
Congratulations to Haeli and Jenn!
The winners of the CEA awards for best poster and best presentation on adolescence at the NIU Graduate Student Research Conference 2012 were Brett Anderson for his poster entitled, “Temporally linking classroom contextual factors and instructional practices to procedural and substantive engagement in high school classrooms” and Michael Henry for his paper entitled, “Secondary student self-selected sustained silent reading”.
Congratulations to our winners!
At the 2012 NIU Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day the CEA awards for best posters on adolescents were awarded to two second place winners and two first place winners - ties for both!
In a tie for second place were Kristen Rabe for the poster entitled “Negative parenting and late adolescents’ mental health: The protective function of relationships with grandparents” and Courtney Halas for the poster entitled “Severity of Limb Differences and Its Effects on Adolescent Adjustment”
In a tie for first place were Kaitlin Taylor, Britta Rodenbeck, & Lucero Martinez for the poster entitled “Aggression and Prosocial Behaviors in Relation to Peer Perceived Popularity and Sociometric Popularity” and Chandler Betke & Rob Miller for the poster entitled “The Hunger Games: Effects of Early Methamphetamine Exposure on Food Protection Behavior in Adulthood”
Congratulations to these undergraduate student winners for these fine poster presentations!