Hampshire Honor SocietyRyan Springer ('15), a senior Exercise Science major and offensive lineman for the Bearcat's football team, has been recognized by the Hampshire Honor Society. The Hampshire Honor Society recognizes college football players from all divisions who are seniors and have maintained at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average during their collegiate careers. Congratulations Ryan!05/15
Manny Rodriguez ('15) speaks at the Health Inequities SymposiumExercise Science Senior, Manny Rodgiguez, was selected to speak at the 2015 Health Inequities Symposium at Oregon State University. This symposium, which focuses on "Cultivating Social Justice" was held on April 21st and 22nd in Corvallis, OR. Manny's presentation, the outcome of his senior seminar work, was titled: Upstream vs. Downstream Determinants of Diabetes: The Urgency for Proximate and Distal Preventative Interventions. 04/15
Congratulation to Lindsay Russo ('15) who has received the 2015 Department of Exercise Science Award. This award recognizes one student each year for academic excellence and outstanding contributions to advancing the ideals of the Department of Exercise Science.4/2015
ACSM Northwest 2015 Annual Meeting, Bend, OR
Eleven EXSCI students traveled to the American College of Sport Medicine's NW regional meeting this year to present original research and compete in the annual Student Knowledge Bowl on February 27th, and 28th.
Hannah Goodwater ('15) & Anne Gendreau ('15) presented their project "Validity of VO2max testing on a recumbent ergometer compared to treadmill". Abigail Mendenhall ('16) & Jaime Wong ('15) presented their project "Validity of VO2max testing on a Recumbent Ergometer Compared to an Upright Ergometer". Joe Mendoza ('15) and Sean Piper ('15) presented their project "Validity of a New Recline Cycle Ergometer Using the Anaerobic Treadmill Test
WU's 2015 Knowledge Bowl Teams made another strong showing, coming up short int he final round. Well done Lindsay Russo ('15), Hannah Goodwater ('15), Melika Kasner ('15), Krista Leonard ('15), Hanna Burton ('15), and Anne Gendreau ('15).3/2015
Professor Harmer awarded National Institute of Aging grant
Professor Peter Harmer has been awarded a $3,240,000 grant from the National Institute of Aging to continue his meaningful and productive research collaboration with Dr. Fuzhong Li at the Oregon Research Institute. This substantial award will cover a 5-year study on the cost-effectiveness of the evidence-based fall prevention program the two investigators have developed.
Their work over the last fifteen years has resulted in research awards exceeding $15 million and several prestigious publications, including a recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine.
This award highlights the quality of Peter’s work, and constitutes one more milestone in his outstanding record of scholarship.
Congratulations Prof. Harmer for this remarkable accomplishment!8/2014
Jacque Vaughn ('14) has received the Raymond F. Kenitzer, Sr. Exercise Science Scholar Award. This award recognizes one student each year for academic excellence and outstanding contributions to advancing the ideals of the Department of Exercise Science.
Congratulations Jacque, well done.5/2014
ACSM Northwest 2014 Annual Meeting, Wenatchee, WA
A conference designed to review scientific principles related to human physiologic and physical systems and to apply these principles to specific functional and/or pathologic conditions.
EXSCI students Maggie Ruwitch ('15), Kyle Davey ('14), and Cuyler Hudson ('14) have been presented their research at the regional conference, April 17th - 19th.
Maggie's project, titled "Development of a Rapid Stepping Test That Challenges Medial-Lateral Control in Older Adults", stemmed from her work with Prof. Brandi Row.
Kyle's project, titled "High Intensity Interval Exercise (HIIE) and Endurance Exercise (EE): Which for Weight Loss? A Comparison of EPOC", is based on his Senior Seminar research project, supervised by Prof. Michael Lockard.
Cuyler's project, titled "Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Power Output in Football Linemen", is based on research initiated as a class project, supervised by Prof. Michael Lockard.
Congratulations to WU's 2014 Knowledge Bowl Teams! Maggie Ruwitch ('15), Kelley Van Hook (14), Allison Boltwood ('14), Nicole Leonard ('15), Krista Leonard ('15), and Kathleen Denny ('14) represented Willamette, falling short in the final round.4/2014
Lindsay Russo '15 received a Carson Grant
The faculty and students congratulate Lindsay Russo ('15) for her Carson Grant titled "Warm-Up Duration: Effect on Dynamic Knee Valgus for Female Soccer Players".
Lindsay's research will investigate ACL injuries, a common injury for high school and collegiate female soccer players. This study will measure a common precursor of ACL injuries after two warm-ups of different durations, 50 minutes and 30 minutes, to determine if current warm-ups are too long, thereby increasing ACL injury risk for this demographic. Congratulations Lindsay!3/2014
2013 Murdock Research Conference in Vancouver, WA
The faculty and students congratulate Maggie Ruwitch ('15) and Theodore Kataras (Biology, '14) on their successful poster presentations at the 2013 Murdock Research Conference in Vancouver, WA. The poster was presented as part of their SCRP research with Prof. Brandi Row.11/2013
Mortar Board Professor of the Year
Associate Professor Michael Lockard honored as the Mortar Board Professor of the Year, at the 2013 Willamette University Faculty Awards ceremony.9/25/13
2013 Experimental Biology meeting
Caroline Cahill'13 presented a successful poster presentation at the 2013 Experimental Biology meeting in Boston, MA.4/22/13
Kyle Davey '13 received a Carson Grant
The faculty and students congratulate Kyle Davey '13 for his Carson Grant titled "A Comparison of Increases in Resting Energy Expenditure in Response to HIIT and Steady-State Aerobic Training". Congratulations Kyle!4/10/13
WU students selected for the 2013 cohort of Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
The faculty congratulate Manny Rodriguez '15 and Jaime Wong '15 who were selected as part of the 2013 cohort of Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) at the University of Michigan School Of Public Health (UM-SPH). FPHLP begins on Tuesday, May 28th and concludes on Friday, August 2nd. Following a 3-day orientation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia Manny and Jaime will complete the remainder of the program in Ann Arbor, MI on the campus of the University of Michigan. Well done!4/1/13
ACSM Northwest 2013 Annual Meeting, Salem, OR
The faculty and students congratulate Kyle Davey '13, Jo Reeder '13, Katie Kaszubinski '13 and Zane Wise '13 for their successful poster presentations at the ACSM Northwest 2013 Annual Meeting, Salem, OR.3/15/13
Faculty receives RCN-UBE award by the National Science Foundation
We congratulate Professor Stasinos Stavrianeas for his recent RCN-UBE award by the National Science Foundation as the PI in a grant charged with the redesign of the introductory biology curriculum.3/1/13
Profesor Harmer re-elected as Medical Commission of the International Fencing Federation
We congratulate Professor Peter Harmer for his re-election to the Medical Commission of the International Fencing Federation during the 2012 FIE Congress in Moscow.12/8/12
Students presenting at the 2012 Experimental Biology
The faculty and students congratulate Heather Schlueter '13 and Erin O'Mahony '13 for their successful presentation at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, CA.4/25/12
EXSCI students selected as Phi Beta Kappa Scholars
The faculty and students congratulate Colin O'Leary '12 and Bethany Cardo '13 for their selection as Phi Beta Kappa Scholars. PBK is the oldest and most prestigious academic honorary society in the USA. This honor came after a highly competitive process, and is reflective of their outstanding academic accomplishments, community engagement and character.4/12/12
Caroline Cahill '13 received a Carson Grant
The faculty and students congratulate Caroline Cahill '13 for her Carson Grant titled "Evaluating the Health Changes in Asian International Students at a West Coast Liberal Arts College". Congratulations Caroline!4/9/12
Kristine Lim '13 received a Carson Grant
The Department also recognizes Kristine Lim '13 who received a Carson grant for her study titled "The efficacy of biomechanics assessment and its potential in a free clinic setting." Congratulations Kristine!4/9/12