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Kyndall Taylor, a senior kinesiology major with a biology minor, and a former soccer player for the Leopards won the Undergraduate Scholar Award sponsored by the American Kinesiology Association. The award is given to only 40 students across the nation each year. Application are submitted by kinesiology department faculty based on a student’s GPA and academic standing. / photo by Nadira Fatah

Recent grad wins kinesiology honor

Scholar-athlete Kyndall Taylor, who graduated from the University in January of this year, has shown her mettel both on and off the soccer field: Last month the American Kinesiology Association announced that Taylor was one of 40 winners in the U.S. and Canada to recived the association’s prestigious Undergraduate Scholar Award.

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Associate Professor of Kinesiology Brian Clocksin speaks to students and faculty about his work empowering adolescents, during his lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Clocksin, with students in his FLEX class, conducted research at Roynon Elementary School, which involved teaching children how to play and interact in a group setting. / photo by Megan Peralez

Exercise improves kids’ behavior

Brian Clocksin, associate professor of kinesiology and chairman of the kinesiology department, talked about his research that links physical activity to self-efficacy in his lecture, “ClubLeo: Empowering Adolescent Responsibility (CLEAR),” Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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