Kansas State University


Department of Kinesiology

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2016-2017 major accomplishments achievements


  • Tim Musch named university distinguished professor, a lifetime title that is the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty members.
  • Emily Mailey received the award for Best Early Career Researcher Presentation at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting in Capetown, South Africa.
  • David Poole was named a College of Human Ecology Outstanding Graduate Faculty member.
  • Carl Ade and Tom Barstow had a publication selected by the American Physiological Society, APS, as one of their 10 best research articles in the April 2017 collection.
  • Christian Larson and Jesse Stein, doctoral student, were awarded a $6880 grant to develop KIN 330: Introduction to Biomechanics as an online course through Global Campus. Larson was also awarded $5000 for the development of KIN 220: Biobehavioral Bases of Physical Activity as an online course through Global Campus.
  • Poole has been chosen for the 2018 Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship award from the Environmental and Exercise Physiology section of the American Physiologicial Society.
  • Musch has been chosen for the 2018 Environmental and Exercise Physiology Honor Award from the American Physiologic Society. This is one of the highest awards from EEP and is a reflection of his stature in the field and contributions to the EEP section.
  • Katie Heinrich and Tim Musch each received the College of Human Ecology Faculty Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes superior accomplishment in research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery.


  • Stephanie Kurti, doctoral candidate, received the Kansas State University Golden Key Honor Society GTA of the Year award.
  • Joshua Smith, doctoral candidate, and Kurti were named College of Human Ecology Outstanding Graduate Students of the Year.
  • Kurti won the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research in Aging.
  • Alec Butenas, undergraduate student, won best presentation/poster in the biological division at the College of Human Ecology Undergraduate Research Forum.
  • Kurti awarded the University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Research Grant for $5,000 for her research “The impact of lifestyle and age on systemic and airway inflammation and oxidative stress.”
  • Bradyn Nicholson, undergraduate student, earned first place in a poster competition for her poster “The feasibility and acceptability of using sit-to-stand desks in self-contained classrooms for students with emotional disturbances”.
  • Smith was awarded the Charles M Tipton Student Research Award from the American College of Sports Medicine. This award is presented to the student with the most outstanding research project of the year for the annual meeting and Kurti’s project was titled “Effects of aging on sex differences in the inspiratory muscle metaboreflex.”
  • Kurti awarded the Central States American College of Sports Medicine Doctoral Student Research Award for $1,000 for “Does chronic physical activity level impact baseline and postprandial oxidative stress in asthmatics?”
  • Chelsey Schlecter, Kaylin Didier and Trenton Colburn – doctoral students – were awarded Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarships for $5000.
  • Kurti awarded the Kansas State University Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for $5,000.