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April 17, 2014
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Baylor SOE Professor Honored as Collins Outstanding Professor, Will Give Lecture April 23 [4/17/2014]

La Bounty-thumbPaul La Bounty, Ph.D., associate professor of health, human performance and recreation (HHPR) in the Baylor School of Education, is the recipient of the Collins Outstanding Professor Award for 2014. The Collins Professor is chosen each year by a vote of Baylor’s senior class.

La Bounty teaches anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and strength and conditioning methods to HHPR students, many of them on pre-med or other pre-health academic tracks. He said the award was a surprise to him.

“My students make it easy to do my job,” La Bounty said. “They are respectful, engaging and far brighter than I am, so I appreciate the vote and the honor.” Continue Reading →

April 8, 2014
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Longtime HHPR prof inducted into SWC Hall of Fame [4/8/2014]

Dutch1962-ThumbnailFormer Baylor baseball coach Dutch Schroeder, BS ’49, was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame on Monday, April 7. Schroeder coached Baylor’s baseball team from 1961-73 and then remained on the faculty at Baylor for 27 years in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. He was also the driving force behind Baylor’s “B” Association for former athletic letter winners. Read the Waco Tribune-Herald story here.

March 24, 2014
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HHPR Student Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week [3/24/2014]

Athletics – Baseball vs Oklahoma State – Baylor Ballpark – 03/22/2014Baylor baseball starting pitcher Austin Stone was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday. The Bears are now the first-ever Big 12 school to win the honor in three straight weeks. Stone’s accolade gives Baylor its fourth weekly league honor of the season as Darryn Sheppard was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 17. Read more about it on the Baylor Athletic site here.

March 24, 2014
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Goodloe signs “Before Brittney” at Baylor Bookstore [3/24/2014]

NancyGoodloe-ThumbnailDr. Nancy Goodloe, author of “Before Brittney: A Legacy of Champions,” held a book signing Saturday, March 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Baylor Bookstore. The book is a written and pictorial look at the history of Baylor women’s athletics and the journey that brought it the great success it has today. Continue Reading →

March 14, 2014
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HHPR Chair Dr. Paul Gordon Releases Research in The Journal of Pediatrics [3/14/2014]

Gordon-SquareObese adolescents not getting enough sleep? A study in the March 6 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, shows they could be increasing their risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Baylor professor Dr. Paul Gordon and researchers at the University of Michigan Health System studied 37 obese adolescents, ages 11-17, measuring their risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease to create a continuous cardiometabolic risk score. The adolescents were fitted with a physical activity monitor, worn 24 hours a day for seven days, to measure their patterns of physical activity and sleep. Continue Reading →

March 4, 2014
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Animal-Assisted Therapy Volunteers Visit HHPR Class [3/04/14]

219824Angel Paws, an animal assisted therapy organization in Waco, visited an HHPR class in Stress Management to teach the students about the value of therapy animals in stress reduction. The animal-assisted therapy group typically visits hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice patients. Volunteers also work with the local library’s Reading Buddies program and an anti-bullying campaign in schools. And, wherever they go, stress disappears. Continue Reading →