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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.

Click here  for more information or contact Dr. Matt Stock



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.