KidSpirit offers fun, learning

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 11:49 pm

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.


KidSpirit aims to raise scholarships funds

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:00 am

This Saturday, Aug. 18, Many Hands Trading has selected Oregon State University KidSpirit for their monthly fundraiser, "Day of Sharing."

Running past the tests, trials of life

Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am

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.

Students, staff to perform version of 'Dancing with the Stars'

Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:00 am

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.

MOM Magazine Article

Check out the April/May edition, page 10, to read about one of our veteran campers....Brian Steele!

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High demand for KidSpirit student job openings

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:00 am

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.

KidSpirit members to donate part of paycheck back to program

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:00 am

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.

Articles About KidSpirit & Girls on the Run

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.