News and Events

The School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science’s impact extends far beyond campus. Our professors and graduates are making headlines throughout the world. Keep up with the latest SPESES news and events below. Contact us with your latest professional accomplishments.

Faculty News


Ciuffo, J., Johnson, J. E., & Tracy, D. R. (2014). Intramural sport marketing: An examination of effectiveness, participant motives, and demographic differences. Recreational Sport Journal, 38, 175-187

Johnson, J. E., Pierce, D. A., Tracy, D. R., & Haworth, G. J. (2014). The public vs. private debate: A case study of Indiana Interscholastic sport and the Tournament Success Factor. Global Sport Business Journal, 2(3), 44-62

Giannoulakis, C. (2014). Sponsorship of non-profit sporting events: The case of the Well-Being Festival. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 23, 244-252


Student News

BSU Alumni Rachel Surowiec has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.  Rachel is now studying at Oakland University working toward her PhD in Medical Physics. As an undergraduate student Rachel studied Exercise Science and Ball State University and continued her education at BSU by obtaining a master's degree in Biomechanics. 

Kayla Negley will be awarded the SHAPE America Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship at this year's National SHAPE convention held in Seattle, WA.

Brianna Leitzelar takes 1st place in the IAHPERD poster competition in the Sport Management Scholarship Showcase held in Indiananapolis.  The title of Brianna's abstract was Psychosocial Changes of Paralympic Track and Field Throwing Athletes


Special Recognitions

Dr. Lawrence Judge has been named one of the 2015 Research Fellows by SHAPE America.  He will be honored at the National Convention & Expo held in Seattle, WA. 

James Johnson won a research award at the Global Sport Business Association Conference Junior Faculty Research Grant Competition based on the presentation entitled "An Evaluation of Interscholastic Competitive Balance Solutions in the United States."  This is one of two $800 research grants awarded to two junior (non-tenured) faculty members who attended the conference and presented their own completed project with a proposal for further research to expand upon their work.

Dykstra, Brandon J and Mahon, Anthony D. Maximal fat oxidation in children: effect of gender and maturational status. Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Funded: $500.00.

Guilkey, Justin P and Mahon, Anthony D. Effect of maturation on parasympathetic modulation at rest and in response to exercise. Indiana Academy of Science Status, Funded $1600.00.



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