News and Events

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The Ball State Sport and Exercise Psychology program would like to announce the 25th Annual AASP Regional Conference and Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium to be hosted on the Ball State University campus.  The conference lasts from February 27th through February 28th and welcomes research presentations, research proposals, and intervention presentations in either oral or poster formats.  Abstracts are due by February 2, 2015 to Brianna Leitzelar.  For more information, please visit 

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. 



Fiannoulakis, C., & Apostolopoulou, A. (2014, November).  Corporate sponsorship in a non-profit environment.  The Well-Being Festival.  Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow Conference, Columbia, South Carolina

Johnson, J.E., & Giannoulakis, C. (2014, November).  Applied assignments in sport management:  Implementing experiential learning into the curriculum.  Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana

Tuttle, M.S., Ozemek, C., Whaley, M.H., Finch, H., Kaminsky, L.A.  Quadratic regression reveals an accelerated age-related decline of maximal heart rate in those with low and moderate cardiorespiratory fitness.  American Heart Association's Scientific Session, Chicago, IL November 2014

Ozemek, C., Whaley, M.H., Finch, H., Kaminsky L.A.  Cardiorespiratory fitness affects the rate of decline in maximal heart rate with age. American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL November 2014.

Tecca, K.T., Griffith, G., Tuttle, M.S., Whaley, M.H., Kaminsky L.A. The prevalence of elevated pulse wave velocity as an indicator of subclinical atherosclerosis in a healthy adult population. Midwest Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting, Merrillville, IN, November 2014.    

Tuttle, M.S., Donaldson, S., Kaminsky L.A. Variability of sedentary behavior throughout a seven-day measurement period. Midwest Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting, Merrillville, IN, November 2014.


Kaminsky, L.A., Montoye, A.H.  Physical activity and health: What is the best dose?  J. Am. Heart Assoc. 3(5):e001430. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.001430. 2014.

Byun, W., Ozemek, C., Riggin, K., Strath, S., Kaminsky, L.  Correlates of objectively measured physical activity in cardiac patients.  Cardiovasc Diag Ther. 4:406-410, 2014.


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

Larry Judge was honored as he finished his term as the President of Indiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) on November 5 at the recent Indiana AHPERD state conference in Indianapolis at the Wyndum Hotel. President elect Bethany Clegg presented Dr. Judge a plaque for his year of service as IAHPERD President in 2014.  

Kim Hurley has been appointed on the board of directors for Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (INAHPERD) as the new Vice President for Advocacy.



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