GVSU Sport Leadership Program

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Governor's Fitness Awards Gala 2014 Professor John Kilbourne and Elizabeth Kilbourne (Liberal Studies) were part of a team that represented GVSU at the Governor's Fitness Awards Gala on April 24, 2014. 1
Detroit Sports Tour! Students in sport leadership from GVSU, Aquinas, CMU, WMU, Calvin and other Michigan universities traveled to Detroit for a city-wide sports facility tour. Students got personal guided tours through the Palace of Auburn Hills, Joe Louis Arena, and Ford Field. They also attended a Red Wings game. 6
2013 State of Michigan Sport Management Conference GVSU's Sport Leadership department had a heavy hand in creating and organizing the first ever State of Michigan Sport Management Conference. Held downtown Grand Rapids at DeVos Place on November 8 & 9, roughly 400 students attended from 17 universities and colleges across the state 27
2012 West Michigan Sport Leadership Conference and Expo On Friday March 30th, the Movement Science Department hosted the West Michigan Sport Leadership Conference and Expo. The theme was "Access and Inclusion in Sport: The Role of Sport Management". Our Panelists and Employers taught attendees about the challenges faced in sport when thinking about access and inclusion specifically with the LGBT community, Adaptive Sports Programs, Gender and Race. 33
Not Just a Game: Politics and Power in American Sports On February 2nd, 2012, Dr. John Carlos and author Dave Zirin presented to GVSU students about the intersection between sports and politics. 21
Winter 2011 Internship Brunch none 11
Science Day at the Grand Rapids Griffins Faculty, Staff, and Students from the Movement Science Department and Physics Department showed elementary and middle school kids from around West Michigan some cool ways they use science every day. The presenters included "Brain Games" with Dr. Mike Roskamp, Athletic Training with Jenny Brantsen and Chaney Robinson, Collision Experiments with Keith Oliver and SPARKLE (Spinnig Physical and Renewable Kinetic Living Energy). 11
Alumni Kim Hansen comes to visit As member of the GVSU Athletic Hall of Fame, former professional basketball player, and accomplished teacher-coach for many years, Kims insights regarding current issues in sports and education are relevant to all Movement Science majors. Again, here is a brief biography highlighting Kims many accomplishments: Kim earned a BS in Physical Education from GVSU in 1981. As an undergraduate student, she was a stand-out on the womens basketball team, earning a spot on the NCAA II All-American Team in 1980. Upon completion of her intercollegiate playing career, Kim made history at GVSU and in the U.S. when she was drafted into the first ever womens professional basketball league (WBL). Her professional career led her to play for the San Francisco Pioneers, Chicago Hustle, and Minnesota Fillies before the league folded in the early 80s. Kims accomplishments as a basketball player were further recognized by GVSU when they inducted her into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. Upon completion of her playing career, Kim entered the college coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at Lamar University in Texas where she earned a Masters degree in Physical Education in 1983. She quickly moved up in the ranks and was hired as an assistant womens basketball coach at The Wichita State University, an NCAA I university in Kansas. After 5 years at Wichita, Kim was named the Head Coach at North Central College, an NCAA III school in Naperville Illinois, where she spent the next decade in a combined coaching and assistant professor position In 1997, Kim decided to step away from the college ranks to begin her second career as a high school teacher and coach so she returned to school at John Carroll University to earn her Post-Baccalaureate Certification. Since that time, Kim has taught high school physical education and coached girls basketball at a variety of schools, including her current position at Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Ohio. Not only is Kim a dedicated and successful teacher, her coaching achievements include her earning Coach of the Year honors in 3 different school districts in less than 10 years. 6
Girls in Sports Day Celebration GVSU celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day a little early this year. The day was filled with skills clinics, a volleyball game, and dinner presentation for approximately 200 middle school girls. 26
2011 Movement Science Pride Night A night of fun for the whole department. Movement Science faculty, staff and students came together for pizza, zumba, kinball and ultimate frisbee. 14
2011 Football Jam The Sports Leadership Club raised money as a fundraiser for their Relay for Life Team. The event was a 7 vs 7 flag football tournament with games and giveaways throughout the day. 11