Letter from the Chair

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Letter from the Chair: Dorothy Farrar-Edwards

As the 2014-15 academic year gets underway, I would like to update our alumni and friends about several noteworthy items regarding our thriving department.

Dorothy Farrar-Edwards
Dorothy Farrar-Edwards
We are busy working on the planning and design of our future home. In March, UW–Madison students voted to back a Recreational Sports Master Plan that will significantly upgrade campus’ heavily used rec sports facilities. This master plan calls for Kinesiology and the Division of Recreational Sports to share a new Natatorium (shown in an artist's rendering below of what the future facility might look like). Kinesiology has been allocated more than 32,000 square feet of space, allowing us to bring all of our faculty and academic programs together for the first time in a state-of-the-art research and teaching space.

We also have five exceptional new faculty members joining us this year: assistant professors Jill Barnes, Janet Branchaw, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Kristen Pickett and Brittany Travers. Barnes and Cadmus-Bertram are introduced in this issue of “On the Move.”

Our undergraduate enrollment continues to grow and we are moving forward with the development of a new major in Health Promotion, in collaboration with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.

I would like to thank our many generous alumni who play a vital role in keeping our teaching and research missions on the cutting edge! To help us continue our excellence, please consider donating to the Department of Kinesiology by visiting supportuw.org/giveto/Kines.

Finally, on a more social note we want to thank all of the alums that joined us at the Badger Bash at the ACSM meeting in Orlando. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the next ACSM meeting in San Diego in May 2015.

Also, if any of you are planning to be on campus for Homecoming this year, please drop by to say hello.

We would love to see you!

Take care,
Dorothy Farrar-Edwards

Artist's rendering of proposed new Natatorium
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