With the COVID-19 vaccine’s distribution this semester, the Department of Kinesiology and Health’s students, faculty and staff are more relaxed, exhibiting a new enthusiasm and remain focused on learning and growing. We continue to see progress as undergraduate and graduate students are effectively adjusting to online classes and faculty are learning to deliver course content in more remote learning-friendly ways. We also had a number of students and faculty present papers virtually at professional conferences. Students, faculty and staff have faced 2020’s challenges and we expect them to keep moving lives forward this fall, when the schedule of classes and university activities will return to pre-COVID-19 levels.
We treasure our students and make efforts to help them become better citizens. One thought we share with them is, “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” We also remind them, “When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.” And finally, we encourage our students to remember Roy T. Bennett’s words: “You are braver than you think, more talented than you know and capable of more than you imagine.”
My special appreciation for this month goes to Dr. Jerry Wu, who is always willing to be a team player and assist where needed. Dr. Wu, thank you for your cooperative spirit and helping the Department of Kinesiology and Health team run smoothly.
We appreciate our alumni, and we ask for your continued support as we go through this pandemic crisis. In addition, Thanks go out to Clinical Instructor Courtney Strosnider for her continued excellence with our newsletter.
Ph.D., FACSM, Chair