New researchers using pedometers to monitor activity levels of campers
Kathy Gunter and her research team, which comes from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and OSU Extension Services, have started research to monitor children’s activity levels while they are at camp. The staff attach pedometers to the campers for a half-day session of classes, snacks and group activities.
This Saturday, Aug. 18, Many Hands Trading has selected Oregon State University KidSpirit for their monthly fundraiser, "Day of Sharing."
Most people scheduled for a lumpectomy a mere month after a breast cancer diagnosis would be inclined to have a spouse or loved one drive them to the hospital. Not Karen Swanger. She ran.
Tonight, students will be able to see campus celebrities in Oregon State University's very own version of "Dancing With the Stars."The performance, which will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, will feature the dancing talents of Vice Provost of Student Affairs Larry Roper, Director of Kidspirit Karen Swanger, Memorial Union President Craig Bidiman, Associated Students of OSU president elect Tonga Hopie, OSU Housing Director Linda Kasper, OSU football defensive end Taylor Henry and Department Chair of Animal Science Jim Males. The show will be similar to the popular television show that it is based on.
Check out the April/May edition, page 10, to read about one of our veteran campers....Brian Steele!
The Daily BarometerThe KidSpirit program, part of the Health and Human Sciences department, is nothing new. In fact, the program started at OSU in 1961, leaving many questioning why there were over 270 applicants for around 65 staff positions for the 2010-2011 school year.
What started as an idea over a meal at Pangea culminated with the first meeting of KidSpirit staff and donors last Friday. With classic Disney songs in the background and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches serving as the entrée, the guests were there to learn more about the brainchild of Adam Aguilar and Kasra Azizian: the KidSpirit Giving Program.
On 8/14/12, KidSpirit was featured in the Gazette-Times To Your Health Article! KidSpirit is highlighted in this Daily Barometer Article. Karen "Big Mama K" Swanger is featured in the Daily Barometer. This Synergies article from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences covers the Giving Program as well! The Daily Barometer covered the giving program back in 2010 with this article.