Scholar Scores All-Star Status for Her Sports Research

Kimberly Schimmel (third from the left), an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, meets with some of her students in Bowman Hall. Schimmel has been selected as the university’s Scholar of the Month.

Scholar of the Month: Kimberly S. Schimmel
Associate Professor of the Sociology of Sport
College of Education, Health and Human Services
1995-present

Kim Schimmel is an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the sociology of sport, especially political economic theory, urban redevelopment and security at large-scale sporting events in local and global contexts.

Kent State Study Looks at Cell Phone Use and Fitness in College Students

Kent State students take advantage of the exercise equipment available at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Today’s smartphones allow for increased opportunities for activities traditionally defined as sedentary behaviors, such as surfing the internet, emailing and playing video games. However, researchers Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in college students.

Kent State College of Education, Health and Human Services Seeks Hall of Fame Applications for 2013

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services seeks applications for its fourth annual Hall of Fame Award Ceremony. Applicants must be alumni of the college who have committed their lives to serving others to make the world a better place.

The alumni awards categories are:
•    Centennial Alumni Award
•    Distinguished Alumni Award
•    Recent Alumni Award
•    Diversity Alumni Award
•    International Alumni Award
•    Distinguished Service to Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services

Kent State’s Special Education Program Receives $1.3 Million Grant, Seeks Applicants

Kent State University’s Special Education program seeks applicants for its Early Intervention in Natural Environments Specialization Training through Distance Learning program to prepare individuals at the graduate level to work with infants and toddlers who have identified disabilities or delays and their families.