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  • Wordmark for "A Long Talk" over a BLM protestors sign

    A Long Talk about the uncomfortable truth

    Two CPASS graduate students attended a virtual experience titled A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth. The format featured a three-day course focusing on discussions about race and diversity. The purpose of the session is to erase racism and dismantle systematic oppression in America. CPASS graduate students Marla Gladstone and Michael Ball participated in the discussions that focused on a psychological perspective.

  • Students working with Dr. Guy Hornsby at the RNI

    Faculty appointment helps expand the path for student success

    An ongoing collaboration with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) and the Human Performance Innovation Center (HPIC), which allows CPASS students to gain practical learning in support of classroom work, has taken another step in growing this unique educational experience and partnership. Guy Hornsby, assistant professor, Coaching and Performance Science, recently received an adjunct faculty appointment with RNI and the HPIC.

  • Student athletes in between a mesh of industry icons

    Breaking In

    In today’s job market, an internship is a foot in the door. Finding these opportunities during a global pandemic is a challenge. Campus internships are just one way students are building the connections and experiences they need to be successful outside the classroom. From working with Big 12 teams to learning the ropes alongside facilities pros, CPASS students will be well prepared for their next big step — lifelong careers.

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  • Portrait of Emily Murphy
    Emily Murphy Associate Professor
    Associate Professor Emily Murphy envisions expanding the foundation of the innovative Health and Well-being major. Her teaching, research and service focus on individual, environmental and systems changes that promote making the healthier choice the easier one for children, families and communities throughout West Virginia and nationwide.
  • Portrait of Erin Jordan
    Erin Jordan Teaching Assistant Professor
    Erin Jordan, teaching assistant professor and program coordinator in the Health and Well-being major, will focus on building an environment that promotes student growth and success. Jordan’s research interests include minority stress models and psychological factors that influence behavior. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.