CPASS ENEWS

CPASS SEP student receives academic honor

Habiba Shaker

CPASS sport and exercise psychology major junior  Habiba Shaker  is one of four members of the West Virginia University women’s tennis team named ITA Scholar-Athletes. The student-athletes were named to the ITA All-Academic team, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

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New endowment established to help students excel in life

Kelly Osleger

Kenneth W. Osleger has created a new endowment in support of a scholarship for the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. The Kelly Irene Osleger Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Osleger’s daughter Kelly. She died of ovarian cancer three years ago at the age of 32.

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New faculty member to join college this fall

Scott Barnicle

Scott Barnicle, Ph.D., will join the CPASS faculty in August as the new teaching assistant professor for the sport and exercise psychology program. Barnicle earned his Ph.D. in sport and exercise psychology from the University of Idaho. Since graduation, he has worked with the military and collegiate athletic teams focusing on performance enhancement. Most recently, Barnicle has simultaneously served as an adjunct instructor at several institutions.

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Doctoral student receives national recognition for research efforts

Kimbu Cho Portrait

Kibum Cho, a graduate student in the CPASS Coaching and Teaching Studies program, was awarded a 2016 SHAPE America Research Council grant. The Committee selected Cho’s grant proposal titled: Exploring Appalachian Guardians’ Opt-In and Out Decisions of Children School-Based Health Screenings and awarded Cho $2,215 in funding.

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