Letter from the Chair: Dorothy Farrar-Edwards
The 2015-16 academic year is upon us, and I would like to take this opportunity to update our alumni and friends about the exciting things happening in our department.
As we are all aware, the unprecedented budget cuts to the university have put all departments in the School of Education and across campus in a challenging situation. Though one would expect spirits to be low in our department, we could not be more excited about the direction we are heading.
Our undergraduate enrollment continues to grow and we are turning out fantastic students. Last May we hosted our first Kinesiology graduation event, which by all accounts was a great success (see the cover story). We also just recently hosted our second annual undergraduate welcome party.
We have exciting new research from our exceptional faculty members. New strides in neuroscience from many in our department are producing nationally recognized results. Professor Dane Cook and his work with Gulf War veterans is featured in this issue of “On the Move.”
The plans for our new building are proceeding on schedule, and we couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospect of having all of our faculty and programs together in a state-of-the-art research and teaching space.
I would like to thank our very generous alumni who play such a key role in keeping our teaching and research missions performing at such a high level. To help us continue to grow, please consider donating to the Department of Kinesiology by visiting supportuw.org/giveto/Kines.
As always, we encourage you to drop us a line, and if you plan to be on campus please stop in to say hello. We would love to see you!