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HESS Student Defends Honors Thesis

Taylor Lunsford, student of Dr. Eunhee Chung,  defended her Undergraduate Honors thesis, titled "Cardiac hypertrophy and regression during postpartum in C57Bl/6 mice". Taylor will be graduating with highest honors in December 2014.

Posted November 25, 2014.


Faculty and Students Attend TTU Research Carnival

Dr. Matt Stock and students (Jennah Hernandez, Jacob Mota, Alex Drusch, and Kendra Olinghouse) from the Muscular Assessment Laboratory attended the Texas Tech University Research Carnival on Tuesday, November 18th in the Student Union Building. While there, the students explained their research to attendees and performed demonstrations of surface electromyography, vertical jump performance, and muscle architecture with ultrasound.

Posted November 24, 2014.


Apply for HESS Departmental Scholarships

You can now apply for HESS Departmental Scholarships. The application deadline is Saturday, January 31, 2015. Recipients will be notified by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Posted November 18, 2014.


Dr. Omli Delivers Keynote Address in the Philippines

Dr. Jens Omli delivered a sport outreach-focused keynote address titled, "Attaching What They Need to What They Want," at the University of the Philippines during the 3rd National Conference on Sport Pedagogy.  Dr. Omli also delivered a lecture on a games approach to teaching sport skills to preschool-aged children.

Posted November 11, 2014.


Dr. Umeda Publishes Manuscript 

Dr. Umeda's manuscript, titled "Muscle pain and blood pressure responses during isometric handgrip exercise in healthy African Americans and non-Hispanic Whites", has been accepted for publication in Physiology and Behavior. The manuscript was prepared with former and current HESS graduate students (JP Williams, Courtney Marino, and Shelby Hilliard).

Posted October 31, 2014.


HESS Graduate Student Nominated to Represent TTU

Katie Grue, the graduate student of Dr. Eunhee Chung, is nominated to submit National Scientific foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) to represent TTU. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is one of the most prestigious basic science and engineering fellowships in the nation.

Posted October 29, 2014.


Dr. Gonzales and Student Researchers Publish Article

Dr. Joaquin Gonzales, in collaboration with undergraduate (Jordan Shephard, Andey Means) and graduate (Parijat Kumar) students in HESS, has published an article titled: "Peak stepping cadence is associated with leg vascular compliance in young adults" in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. The article is in the November 2014 issue of the journal.

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Posted October 28, 2014.


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.