Kinesiology Centennial

The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Physical Education program at UW-Madison (which later became incorporated into the Department of Physical Education and Dance).

In recognition of its long and proud history, the Department of Kinesiology presents A Centennial Celebration: Honoring Our Physical Education Heritage, Celebrating Scientific Achievement, and Embracing the Wisconsin Idea on April 1 and 2, 2011.

Friday, April 1 will feature a scientific symposium and poster session representing the eight content areas found in the Department of Kinesiology. This day-long event features cutting edge research from leaders in their respective fields. Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session during the scientific symposium – see the abstracts page for more information.

Saturday, April 2 will feature a public lecture celebrating the value of physical activity and empowerment through adventure. Lori Schneider will inspire youth and adults alike, as she speaks of her journey to climb the highest peak on each continent, as well as climbing the mountains in her life, living with MS. Her message reminds us of the value of physical activity, overcoming obstacles and to live our dreams! This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a fabulous speaker and meet current Department of Kinesiology students. A Wisconsin Brat Picnic will immediately follow this talk.

On Sunday, April 3rd there will be a special event honoring the renaming of the Biodynamics Laboratory in honor of Dr. Bruno Balke. Many individuals have contributed towards this effort to honor Dr. Balke's contributions to the Department and to the field of exercise physiology, and we would like to thank these individuals and mark this occasion with an informal ceremony.

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