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Elon professor & alum find Wii Fit a good fit for older adults

October 4, 2011

Still seeking the perfect holiday gift for your older relatives? Try the Wii Fit. New research by an Elon University alumna and her faculty mentor concludes that Nintendo’s Wii Fit benefits older people looking to improve and maintain balance, a key measure of fitness that both researchers say is often underappreciated by elders.

Children needed for research study

August 8, 2011

Researchers are looking for children (ages 11-12) to participate in a Department of Exercise Science research study examining the relationship between physical activity and cognition. Children will have the opportunity to play Xbox 360 and Xbox Kinect games.

Civic Engagement Scholars alumni impact community

May 25, 2011

Courtney Graham and Alex Moss graduated from Elon University this month having made a lasting contribution to their community while studying at Elon University. The duo are the first two alumni of Elon’s Civic Engagement Scholar program, which was designed for students looking to make a positive change by partnering with local organizations in need of assistance.

CELEBRATE! profile: Bridget Kelly ’11

April 27, 2011

What can dance instructors do differently to help novice students avoid injury? And how do advanced students help in that regard? For Elon University senior Bridget Kelly, answering those questions has earned her acclaim at a major international conference, and her work is the latest to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on undergraduate research to be presented during CELEBRATE! 2011.

‘Posters on the Hill’ to feature Elon student research

April 12, 2011

Elon University senior Drew Gardner travels to Washington, D.C., this week to share with lawmakers his research on concussions in student-athletes during the annual Posters on the Hill event sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.