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Drive Against Domestic Violence Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 25
Rawls Golf Course
1:00 PM

HESS Sport Management Program and Women's Protective Services partner together to host the inaugural Drive Against Domestic Violence Classic golf tournament.

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Kinesiology & Athletic Society (KAS) Meeting

Tuesday, October 7

Who? Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences undergraduate and graduate students, majors and               minors

When and Where? 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the ESS gym

Why? Build a network of like-minded people and guide them toward success

What? Intramural Sports, community service, guest speakers, and interactive fun!

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Master's Degree Comprehensive Examinations

Friday, October 17
ESS, Rm 175
1:00-4:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 3 at noon.  Contact Donna Torres for more information.

Optional Review:
Friday, October 3
Noon-1:00 PM
ESS, Rm 173

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Saturday, November 8

Texas Tech University students are entitled to a $25 discount with the code ERPTTUP.

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HESS Sport Management Students Host Charity Golf Tournament

The Sport Management program in the Department of HESS recently partnered with Women's Protective Services of Lubbock (WPS) to host the Inaugural Drive Against Domestic Violence Classic (DADVC) at the Rawl's Golf Course on Texas Tech's campus. Graduate and undergraduate students from multiple classes across numerous terms planned, marketed, and solicited sponsorships and donations for the event. Money raised by this event went to support WPS and the Sport Management program. In conjunction with the golf tournament, members of the Sport Management program organized a donation drive for WPS that resulted in hundreds of dollars worth of donated items.

Posted October 6, 2014.


HESS Graduate/Teaching Members Participate in American Heart Association Heart Walk

The HESS department  participated in the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept 20th.  The Walk began at the Frazier Pavilion and continued through campus  The department consisted of 3 different teams: faculty, graduate/teaching assistants (GTAs), and KAS (undergraduate students).  All money raised from this walk will go toward prevention and treatment of heart disease. Together the HESS teams raised  $825. All monies raised by the HESS teams was donated in the memory of Robert Sharpe, who was a part-time instructor in the HESS department.  Pictured in the photo are members of the HESS GTA team.

Posted September 23, 2014.


KAS Members Participate in American Heart Association Heart Walk

KAS members participated in the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk on September 20.

Posted September 23, 2014.


National Play Day with HESS

The National Day of Play (The National Month of Play is September), is lead by Nickeloden TV and the United States Tennis Association, to get people to turn off their TVs and Computers and play.  What KAS wanted to do was to promote play among college students and promote getting active.  Continued research suggests that life-time of movement and play adds quality to life and promotes healthy living.  These are the goals that  HESS professors, instructors, and students promote in classes everyday.

KAS's National Day of Play Event engaged TTU students walking to and from class in the grassy area near the Rec Center Tennis courts, with simple games like football toss, giant Frisbee toss, disc golf, washers, kicking a soccer ball through a goal, hula hooping, and jump roping.  The KAS students were able to engage a large number of students throughout the day in these simple but fun activities.

Posted September 22, 2014.


HESS Course Helps Donate PE Items

Mr. Jeff Key, M.Ed., instructor in Health, Exercise, Sport, Sciences Department and his Summer ESS 3335 Health and Physical Education for Children class collected donations to donated over 35 soccer balls and 20 jump ropes to the children that are staying at the immigration transition center in Mercedes, Texas.  Mr. Key, working with fellow teacher, Crystal Galvan from the Texas Valley, and Gopher Physical Education Equipment Company, made it possible to bring play to the children that have traveled from their homes in Central America to the United States.  According to Key, "these children have all their physical needs met as they are processed to either be returned or stay, but their need to play was not being met, so I contacted my equipment supplier, Gopher. " Gopher agreed to help off-set the cost of purchasing equipment for the children to play with while they stay here.

Mr. Key, an instructor at TTU for 7 years and a state wide speaker on play and children believes that play should be made available to all children.  He is currently the Coordinator of Community Outreach for the HESS department where he directs two physical activity after school programs with his students at Harwell and Alderson Elementarys called Fun & Fit.

Posted September 19, 2014.


Dr. Gonzales and Student Researchers Publish Article

Dr. Joaquin Gonzales, in collaboration with undergraduate (Amy Fish, Jordan Shephard) and graduate (Elizabeth Defferari) students in HESS, has published an article titled: "Calf exercise-induced vasodilation is blunted in healthy older adults with increased walking performance fatigue" in the journal Experimental Gerontology.  The article is in the September 2014 issue of the journal.

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Posted August 29, 2014.


Arts & Sciences' Dean Lindquist Visits HESS

On August 13, Dean Lindquist visited the ESS building and was shown all of HESS's current research.

Posted August 13, 2014.


HESS Runs Sport Activity Camp

This June, HESS has run a sport activity camp for outstanding students at Ervin Elementary as part of the East Lubbock Promised Neighborhood Grant. The children and adults had a great time with Coach Kingsbury. Get your Guns UP!!

Posted June 25, 2014.


Dr. Fernandez del Valle Publishes Article

Dr. Fernandez del Valle, in collaboration with other researchers from Spain, has published the article titled: "Analysis of the Response Speed of Musculature of the Knee in Professional Male and Female Volleyball Players" in the journal BioMed Research International.

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Posted June 11, 2014.


HESS Majors Recognized by National Policy Advocacy

A group of Texas Tech University students wanted to get some hands-on coaching experience. Jeff Key, an instructor at Texas Tech, worked to give the students in-class instruction and an opportunity to coach/teach and do community service at the same time—a unique effort that resulted in the development of after-school fitness and mentoring programming at McWhorter Elementary School in Lubbock, Texas.

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Posted June 2, 2014.