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Studying ways to boost exercise results gets UNT researchers $45,000 in grants
Three University of North Texas researchers have been awarded grants totaling more than $45,000 to study topics that could help athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts train more effectively. Faculty member Jakob Vingren, doctoral degree candidate Adam Venable and dual doctoral and master's degree candidate Danielle Levitt each received awards related to their work in UNT's Applied Physiology Laboratory.
The children of UNT's Child Development Lab recently hosted their annual tea party. The children helped to plan and were involved in preparation of the food, including egg salad sandwiches, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, fruit sun tea, scones with jam, tiny fairy pancakes, fruit slices and more.
The staff used the party preparation to teach hygiene and good nutrition, reading a recipe, setting the table, using good manners and sending invitations.
Supporters, outstanding students recognized at 2014 STAR Celebration
"STAR stands for Special Thanks and Recognition, and tonight we are excited to Thank and Recognize not only our scholarship donors and students, but all of our friends and supporters who make great things possible at the College of Education," said Jerry Thomas, dean of the College, as he began his remarks at the annual celebration on October 9 at Apogee Stadium.
Thousands of books gathered for Ugandan children
Students at E.P. Rayzor Elementary School in Denton ISD helped gather thousands of books to be sent to children in Uganda as part of a project started by College of Education Associate Professor Marc Cutright.
"...some kids even went door-to-door collecting. And they did this in about a week? Amazing," said Cutright. "It is testimony, I think, to the deep yearning of people to help those in need. All that needs to be provided is a tangible means to do so."
Continuing a winning culture at UNT: KHPR student Derek Akunne
Tough, tenacious, relentless – and fast. That's how Head Coach Dan McCarney describes Mean Green football's Derek Akunne when he's on the field - but academics are a priority for College of Education Kinesiology major Akunne. In addition to working hard for a career in physical therapy, he also sees how succeeding in the classroom can mean success on the field.
The Applied Physiology Laboratory covers approximately 10,000 square feet of dedicated space. The laboratory house state-of-the-art computerized equipment for measurement of oxygen uptake, anaerobic capacity, strength and power, muscle activation, constituents of blood and tissue samples, and body composition. The Applied Physiology Laboratory specializes in research and education in the areas of physiology, health, and nutrition that relate to exercise.