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2010-12 Archive

Government tops the list of the most popular majors
Kinesiology & Health Sciences the 10th most popular major

The Department of kinesiology and health sciences has seen a recent surge in popularity, taking the final spot on the list of top ten declared primary majors in Fall 2012, with 144 students.

Todd Durkin
Stop Mocking the Gym Majors

While playing quarterback for William & Mary College, Todd Durkin obtained a degree in health and physical education. In other words, he studied gym. Don't laugh. That much-maligned gym degree is one of the hottest sheepskins on campus today, and Durkin helps to illustrate why. Article from The Wall Street Journal.

Ickes & Scott Public Health
Major interdisciplinary push yields public health minor

This new minor also comes at a time when the Kinesiology and Health Sciences Department is moving in an additional direction. Ickes and Scott are the first-ever faculty members with specific training in public health. They have developed new courses that contribute to the minor, and which reflect a new movement in their department.

Camilla Buchanan
Local Doctor Recognized by State Medical Society

The Medical Society of Virginia Foundation has given Camilla Buchanan a Salute to Service Award. Dr. Buchanan is an Adjunct Professor with Kinesiology & Health Sciences department and an integral part of the Public Health courses taught.

Miss Virginia, Rosemary Willis '13
In a crown and cart: Miss Virginia promotes health at W&M

Miss Virginia 2012, Rosemary Willis ‘13, visited William & Mary Thursday. She toured campus talking with students and tour groups, reminding them to get plenty of sleep and to focus on physical, as well as mental, health.

Pros and cons of med school merger

Editor Rusty Carter of the Virginia Gazette interviewed Alastair Connell on the pros and cons of the Eastern Virginia Medical School merging with the College of William & Mary.

W&M professor helping Army study effects of hypoxia

WVEC, channel 13 News, ran a news story on Ken Kambis and his study of oxygen deprivation on the human body. The study is in cooperation with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

Taylor Hurst Major of the Year 2012
KNHS "Major of the Year" Taylor Hurst

One of the special events that occurred during the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 13, was the presenting of the “Major of the Year” award to Taylor Hurst.

Mike Deschenes Pulmeri
Michael Deschenes, Recipient of Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence

The awards are given to 20 William & Mary faculty members each year in recognition of their exemplary achievements in teaching, research and service. All recipients receive $10,000, which is used for research, summer salaries or other stipends associated with scholarly endeavor.

Scott Ickes
Scott Ickes announced as Faculty Fellows by the Reves Center

The Reves Center for International Studies’ Faculty Fellows program funds a number of faculty proposals each year that involve either student-faculty collaborations on international research, or involve research, teaching and learning through international service-learning courses, community-based research and civic engagement. This year Scott Ickes was picked as one of the Faculty Fellows.

Ken Kambis with subject
Dr. Kenneth Kambis collaborating with USARIEM

Dr. Ken Kambis and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) are collaborating on the first Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) at the College of William & Mary.

Dr. Michael R. Deschenes Appointed Chair

The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael R. Deschenes has recently taken over as chair of the department on July 1, 2011.

Scott Ickes
Dr. Scott Ickes joins faculty

The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ickes as a new member of our faculty.

Summer Research Fellows
2 K&HS Majors win APS fellowship awards

Two Kinesiology & Health Sciences Majors, Julia Crowley ’13 and Stephanie Mutchler ’12, were awarded summer research fellowships from the American Physiological Society (APS) in the amount of $4,000. APS selects 24 recipients for the fellowship every year and these two were the only ones awarded to W&M students.

Ray McCoy Wii Fit article
One man’s video game is another's exercise regime

“Wii Fit claimed to improve balance,” explained McCoy. “In our study, we wanted to see if that was true. Could you, by moving your center of balance in compliance with the game, help train brain-to-muscle coordination to hopefully improve balance?”

"Here comes the white coats" Photo courtesy of Tiffany Broadbent, W&M Creative Services
2010 Homecoming Parade Float wins 2nd place.

Students from the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department with Ray McCoy’s help (and his 1940 John Deere tractor) entered a float in the 2010 Homecoming parade. The theme was “Mythic Physiological Function of the Griffin.”

John Charles
Dr. Charles Named Advisor of the Year

Professor John Charles was selected by the Office of Academic Advising as Advisor of the Year. Click here to read more about this award and Professor Charles' accomplishments at William & Mary.