News

The Health Promotion team is hard at work providing programs and services that help students overcome barriers to academic success and overall wellness. 

Read more about recent successes below.

 

 

Kristin Traskie: Starting Small With Exercise

Kristin Traskie: Starting Small With Exercise

August 31, 2021

In the August 2021 Hadassah Magazine, Kristin Traskie, fitness and wellness program coordinator, shared her thoughts on how to get started with an exercise routine — with or without a gym membership.

Guest Blog: How One Student in Recovery Found Support and Connection at Michigan State University

Guest Blog: How One Student in Recovery Found Support and Connection at Michigan State University

August 24, 2021

In a guest blog entry, one MSU student shared her experience with substance use — and how the Collegiate Recovery Community helped her overcome it.

Raising the Visibility of Recovery and Fighting Stigma for MSU Students

August 10, 2021 - Dawn Kepler

Dawn Kepler, Collegiate Recovery Community program coordinator, wrote a guest blog for the Jamie Daniels Foundation about recovery and eliminating stigma for MSU students.

MSU Collegiate Recovery Community Receives Children’s Foundation Grant

MSU Collegiate Recovery Community Receives Children’s Foundation Grant

July 26, 2021 - Elizabeth Carr

The Children’s Foundation and the Jamie Daniels Foundation jointly awarded Michigan State University’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) a grant for nearly $30,000 to support students navigating recovery from substance use disorders.

Health Promotion Director Shares Tips to Rebuild Your Well-Being Toolbox

Health Promotion Director Shares Tips to Rebuild Your Well-Being Toolbox

June 18, 2021

Dr. Dennis Martell spoke with Spartans Will, Spartans Well podcast host Barbara Roberts about ways to stay well during transitions like returning to in-person work.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Shares With Reebok Mantra That Motivates Her

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Shares With Reebok Mantra That Motivates Her

June 15, 2021

Kristin Traskie, fitness and wellness program coordinator, sat down with Reebok to share the mantra that gets her through a workout.

Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Talks Alcohol Use on Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Talks Alcohol Use on Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 8, 2021 - Dawn Kepler

Dawn Kepler, CRC coordinator joined 40,000 Steps podcast host Christopher Heimerman to discuss what she has observed about alcohol and substance use while working with students.

Spartan Named Inaugural American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professional of the Year

Spartan Named Inaugural American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professional of the Year

April 26, 2021 - Elizabeth Carr

The American College of Sports Medicine has named Kristin Traskie as the inaugural ACSM Certified Professional of the Year.

Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Dawn Kepler Discusses Resources for Substance Use Disorders Amid COVID-19

Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Dawn Kepler Discusses Resources for Substance Use Disorders Amid COVID-19

April 1, 2021

Sober events, academic support and more are available to MSU students living with substance use disorders and those in recovery. Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Dawn Kepler discussed the program with Civic Center TV.

MSU Earns Gold-Level Recognition From Exercise is Medicine® for Sixth Year in a Row

MSU Earns Gold-Level Recognition From Exercise is Medicine® for Sixth Year in a Row

March 25, 2021 - Kristin Traskie, MPH, ACSM-CPT, NBC-HWC, CHWP

MSU is one of just 73 universities worldwide to receive the gold-level designation for efforts to create a culture of health and well-being on campus.

Podcast: Sobriety Superpower

Podcast: Sobriety Superpower

January 19, 2021 - Russ White, '82, '01

In this podcast, Dawn Kepler, coordinator for the MSU Collegiate Recovery Community, and Chris Anthony vice president of US Consumer Goods at Salesforce discuss recovery, sobriety, and the de-stigmatization of both on college campuses and in the corporate world.

Collegiate Recovery Community Helps MSU Students Find Their Sobriety “Superpower”

Collegiate Recovery Community Helps MSU Students Find Their Sobriety “Superpower”

December 29, 2020 - Russ White at WKAR

In this feature from WKAR, Dawn Kepler, MSU Collegiate Recovery Community program coordinator, talks about her passion for helping others struggling with substance use.

MSU Faculty Member Earns 'Best Practices in College Health' Award

MSU Faculty Member Earns 'Best Practices in College Health' Award

June 9, 2020 - RiAn Jackson

The American College Health Association announced MSU's Kristin Traskie is the recipient of the Best Practices in College Health award for the 2019-2020 program year.

MSU Recognized for Efforts to Create Culture of Wellness on Campus

March 18, 2020 - Kristin Traskie

Michigan State University is one of only 166 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by the American College of Sports Medicine, or ACSM, Exercise is Medicine® initiative for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

MSU Staff Member Elected to Sports Association

MSU Staff Member Elected to Sports Association

November 20, 2019 - Kim Ward and Kristin Traskie

Kristin Traskie, fitness and wellness program coordinator in the health promotion department of MSU Student Health and Wellness, has been elected Michigan Intramural and Recreation Sports Association, or MIRSA, state director-elect.

Fourth Annual Healthy Homecoming Walk to Take Place Wednesday

September 24, 2019 - SaMya Overall

State News Feature: The Healthy Homecoming Walk aims to promote exercise on campus.

EIM On Campus Profile: Michigan State University

August 14, 2019 - Jim Pivarnik, PhD, FACSM, Kristin Traskie, MPH, and Kerri Vasold

In a blog entry, Exercise is Medicine features Michigan State University campus profile.

MSU Featured in Penn State Exercise is Medicine Video

MSU Featured in Penn State Exercise is Medicine Video

May 28, 2019 - Pennsylvania State University Exercise is Medicine on Campus

We share more about the Exercise is Medicine On Campus program at MSU.

Creating Culture of Wellness on MSU’s Campus

May 16, 2019 - Kristin Traskie, MPH, ACSM-CPT, NBC-HWC, CHWP

Exercise is Medicine named MSU one of just 55 campuses worldwide to earn a gold-level designation for creating a culture of wellness.

MSU ACTIVE Spartans Program Wins Award

November 29, 2018 - Kim Ward

The MSU ACTIVE Spartans Program was the recipient of the 2018 Midwest Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) ActiveU Award.

Getting Students Pumped Up About Working Out

Getting Students Pumped Up About Working Out

June 1, 2018 - Keri Ann Beazell

Starting a Mentor-led Physical Activity Program that Leads to Student Well-Being