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by Shirley Reekie
Please join us in congratulating SJSU Kinesiology Department undergraduates Olga Adelung, Shelby Baldini, and Tim Ciardella, each of whom has earned an American Kinesiology Association “National Undergraduate Outstanding Scholar” award for 2013.
These students were nominated by faculty because they have demonstrated exceptional interest in the field/conducted independent or guided research/assumed leadership positions/ have a great volunteer record and GPA.
AKA states that, “The AKA Scholar Awards recognize at the national level, the academic and leadership accomplishments of undergraduate students in AKA member departments. This annual award honors a select number of students from member departments, recommended by department faculty, whose academic and leadership records are distinctive. 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.”
AKA “promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study and advances its many applications. AKA does this by advocating for kinesiology at national and international levels as well as by supporting its member departments by providing resource materials and leadership and educational opportunities for university administrators in kinesiology.”
Approximately 50 of these awards are presented nationally; we have three!
Great job Olga, Shelby, and Tim.
by Jennifer Schachner
The San José State Department of Kinesiology and El Camino Hospital are pleased to announce the launch of the Santa Clara County Falls Prevention Work Group (SCCFP). This group with will under the umbrella of the Silicon Valley Healthy Aging Partnership (SVHAP) . In tandem with the work that SVHAP is already doing to offer effective, low cost health promotion programs across Santa Clara County to older adults, the Santa Clara County Falls Prevention Work Group will bring together health care, public health, aging services providers, academia, funders, and many others to work together to reduce the risks of falls among older adults through advocacy, resource development and community and provider education.
For this Falls Prevention work group to be successful it needs broad participation from community partners interested in working together to help reduce the risk of falls in Santa Clara County.
We invite you to come to a stakeholder informational session to learn more about the SCCFP.
May 3rd 2013
9 a.m. to 11 a.m
El Camino Hospital