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Important dates in Melpomene’s history

Important dates in Melpomene’s history 1982 February — Creation of the Institute and first board meeting May — First Melpomene conference establishes the pattern of exploring emerging issues 1983 April — First Annual Melpomene 5K race April — First paid staff member, half-day a week 1984 February — Journal size increases from 8 to 32 […]

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The joy of sport, the challenge of competition, the privilege of motion and sweat: influences of the girl in that picture – lesbian athletes

The joy of sport, the challenge of competition, the privilege of motion and sweat: influences of the girl in that picture – lesbian athletes – Column Cate Terwilliger I am looking at my mother, circa 1953, beaming from a black-and-white photograph of her summer softball team. Businesses around Rushville, Illinois, had ante’d up to buy […]

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Turning want to into will do: The role of future-oriented plans in exercise behavior

Turning want to into will do: The role of future-oriented plans in exercise behavior – Research Diane E. Whaley Introduction Planning for future physical activity behavior is as critical for success as planning for vacation. All of us to some degree plan for the future. Sometimes these plans are realized, other times they are not. […]

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The people of Melpomene

The people of Melpomene – Brief Article Volunteers, state representatives, interns and fellows are very important to the ongoing mission of Melpomene. In 2001, 126 volunteers, 14 interns and two fellows contributed 5,352 hours in the Melpomene office, at events and at committee meetings. Each of our 25 state representatives also donated many hours. Volunteers […]

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Texas board adopts rule requiring daily elementary phy ed classes

Texas board adopts rule requiring daily elementary phy ed classes – Research Updates In March 2002, the Texas Board of Education reinstated rules that will require daily physical education classes in kindergarten through grade 6. The rule will requite students to spend at least 30 minutes a day or 135 minutes a week in a […]

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It’s not winning that’s important, it’s how you play the game: tales of a 10-year-old as told by her mother – Brief Article

It’s not winning that’s important, it’s how you play the game: tales of a 10-year-old as told by her mother – Brief Article – Column Deborah Larkin Margaret Larkin is my 10-year-old daughter. At her age, no doubt, her strongest influences are my husband and I. Margaret’s Dad is her (team’s) biggest cheerleader. He cheers […]

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Single-sex and coeducation physical education: perspectives of adolescent girls and female physical education teachers

Single-sex and coeducation physical education: perspectives of adolescent girls and female physical education teachers – Research Julie A. Derry Coeducation physical education (coed phy ed) continues to be a topic of debate among educators, (11) as well as researchers, in an attempt to create equitable learning environments for female students. (3, 22) Educators and others […]

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Traveling the road to fitness: Travel fitness — feel better, perform better on the road

Traveling the road to fitness: Travel fitness — feel better, perform better on the road – Book Review Ann Burckhardt by Rebecca Johnson and Bill Tulin Ever gone for a seat walk? No, neither had I until I read this book. A seat walk is: Shifting your weight from the right to the left side […]