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

Lindsey Blom, James Johnson, Larry Judge, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Center for International Development welcomed 11 physical education teachers and soccer coaches from Tajikistan for the second phase of the Sport for Social Change program.  The guests were housed with local families for a week and also traveled to Chicago and Indianapolis.  The goal of the project is to teach school teachers and coaches from rural areas of Tajikistan how to use soccer to develop citizenship, leadership, and peaceful living skills in Tajik children. 



Basevitch, I., Filho, E., Razon, S., Boiangin, N., & Tenenbaum, G. Game reading skills in soccer. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Las Vegas, NV, October 15-18, 2014.

Razon, S., Lebeau, J., Akpan, A., Foster, B., Mason J., & Tenenbaum, G. Exercise improves cognition.How to get the best out of it?. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Las Vegas, NV, October 15-18, 2014.

Leitzelar, B., Razon, S., Heller, I., Deiringer, S. & Book, C. Effects of a supportive audience on performance of a handgrip squeezing task. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Las Vegas, NV, October 15-18, 2014.

Giannoulakis, C., & Johnson, J. E. (2014, October). Evolution of Olympic sponsorship and its impact on the Olympic movement. 14th International Symposium on Olympic Research, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Giannoulakis, C., & Apostolopoulou, A. (2014, October). ‘Authenticitude’ battle: Conceptualization of brand authenticity in action sports. Sport Marketing Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giannoulakis, C. (2014, October). A market expansion framework for action sports brands. Sport Marketing Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanless, E. A., & Giannoulakis, C. (2014, October). Summer semester marketing for an undergraduate sporting event: A student-driven approach. Sport Marketing Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

L.A. Kaminsky.  "Development of a Cardiorespiratory Fitness Registry”, University of Illinois- Chicago; College of Applied Health Sciences, Integrative Physiology Laboratory Seminar Series, October 3, 2014.


Murach K, Raue U, Wilkerson B, Minchev K, Jemiolo B, Bagley J, Luden N, Trappe S. Single Muscle Fiber Gene Expression with Run Taper. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 30;9(9):e108547. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108547. eCollection 2014.

Montoye, A. H., Pfeiffer, K. A., Suton, D., Trost, S. G. (2014). Evaluating the responsiveness of accelerometry to detect change in physical activity. Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci, 18(4), 273-285. ‚Äč

Larry Judge's book, The Hammer Throw Handbook, co-authored with Kevin McGill is now available.


Student News

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



Pinkstaff, S.O., Arena, R., Myers, J., Kaminsky, L. A., Briggs, P., Forman, D.E., Patel, M. J., Cahalin, L. The affordable care act:  new opportunities for cardiac rehabilitation in the workplace?  J Occup Environ Med., 56:809-813, 2014.



Special Recognitions

Guilkey, J.P. (Principal Investigator) and A.D. Mahon (Project Director). Effect of maturation on parasympathetic modulation at rest and in response to exercise, Funded by the Indiana Academy of Science, $1600.00, October 2014.

Sarah Shore-Beck named Ball State University 2014 Faculty/Staff Homecoming Queen.

Larry Judge traveled to the Birmingham, UK Grand Prix for the International Paralympic Committee Grand Prix Final serving as the throws coach for the United States of America.  The competition was held on August 24, 2014 at Alexander Stadium.



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