Welcome Message from New KIN Chair Dr. Semerjian

Dear Kinesiology Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community,

As has been previously announced, I have been asked to fill the role of interim chair for the Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Matthew Masucci has been asked to serve as the interim Associate Dean for the College of Health and Human Sciences. His outstanding leadership of our department has been recognized, and this is a wonderful opportunity for him to lead our College. We have benefited tremendously from his leadership and will miss him, however, I think we also understand his desire to serve the college at this time.

These shifts in responsibilities have resulted in Dr. Jessica Chin filling in as interim undergraduate coordinator. She will continue to serve as the Advising Manager. Dr. Chin has a great deal of knowledge and experience in our undergraduate program and I know that she will bring her strengths to this position. As a result she will step away from her position as associate chair. To limit further disruptions we will not fill the associate chair position this semester.

While we do not have someone formally filling in as associate chair, several individuals have stepped forward to offer their help and support to cover these duties. I greatly appreciate the students, faculty, and staff who have come by to say that they will help in any capacity that they can. This is who we are as the Department of Kinesiology; supporting each other to create an environment where everyone can thrive.

I am greatly appreciative of all of our students, faculty and staff. I am committed to working hard and helping our department to continue to flourish. Ultimately we are here to educate and prepare our students, and I am dedicated to help us all do that the best that we can.

Dr. Tamar Semerjian

Accepting Applications!: Service Award for Undergraduate Students

Department of Kinesiology Service Award for Undergraduate Students

The annual Department of Kinesiology Service Award honors students from each major area within the department: Kinesiology, Physical Education Teacher Education, and Athletic Training. This award recognizes undergraduate students who have established a distinctive record of service to the community. The awards are intended to recognize and promote service excellence, to further the professional competence and dedication of accomplished students
and to promote kinesiology and its related fields.

Service Award Criteria:
• Senior standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
• Student graduating in the current academic year
• Demonstrates exceptional leadership and service in the field of kinesiology

Nominations are due Monday, February 25, 2019 and must include:

• Completed nomination form
• Resume (not to exceed 2 pages) including GPA and activity related to award criteria
• A 250-300 word narrative describing the nominee’s activities and information
related to award criteria (see below)
• Email digital photo of student (Preferably 400 x 600 pixel JPG)

The service award narrative should include evidence of the following:
• Commitment to service and/or engagement which positively impacts a community
• Integration of service and academic learning through reflection and/or public
presentation
• Community-engaged learning or related experiences
• Demonstration of leadership or program support or collaboration

Department of Kinesiology Scholar Award for Undergraduate Students

Department of Kinesiology Scholar Award for Undergraduate Students

The annual Department of Kinesiology Scholar Award honors students from each major
curricular area within the department: Kinesiology, Physical Education Teacher Education, and
Athletic Training. The Kinesiology Scholar Award recognizes students who have achieved a
distinctive academic and leadership record. The award is intended to recognize and promote
academic excellence, to further the professional competence and dedication of academically
accomplished students and to promote kinesiology and its related fields. Applicants for the
Scholar Award are also eligible for submission to the AKA student awards (see

http://www.americankinesiology.org/SubPages/Pages/Scholar%20Awards) and other on-
campus honors.

Scholar Award Criteria:
• Senior status with a minimum overall GPA of 3.6
• Student graduating in the current academic year
• Demonstrates exceptional scholarly interest in the field of kinesiology

Nominations are due Monday, February 25, 2019 and must include:

• Completed nomination form;
• Resume (not to exceed two pages) including GPA and information related to scholarly
interest/accomplishments, leadership, and service to the profession;
• A 250-300 word narrative describing the applicant’s academic accomplishments and
information related to award criteria (see below);
• Email digital photo of student (Preferably 400 x 600 pixel JPG) to Dr. Chin:
jessica.chin@sjsu.edu
The scholar award narrative should include evidence of the following:
• Commitment to high levels of academic accomplishment and leadership
• Engagement with professional and/or academic organizations
• Demonstration of academic excellence across the discipline