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WIU's Annual Cheryl J. Cohen Lecture Postponed to Spring 2013 Semester

November 1, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services' fifth annual Cheryl J. Cohen Lecture, usually held in the fall semester, has been postponed to the Spring 2013 semester.

Provided to WIU through an endowment from Cheryl Cohen, WIU professor emeritus, the Cheryl J. Cohen Lecture is the first endowed lecture series for the COEHS and the kinesiology department at Western. Scheduled to occur every year, the lecture series began in 2008.

The focus of the annual Cohen Lecture alternates between exercise physiology and sport psychology. The 2011 lecturer was Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, a sport psychologist at the University of Minnesota, and the 2010 lecture featured Melinda Millard-Stafford, an experienced investigator in the field of applied exercise physiology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2009, the Cohen lecturer was Dan Gould, a widely published sport psychology scholar and director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University. The inaugural year of the lecture featured WIU alumna and Roseville (IL) native Ellen Evans, associate professor in the kinesiology and community health department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and director of UIUC's bone and body composition laboratory.

For more information about the lecture series, contact Dana Moon in the College of Education and Human Services at (309) 298-1690 or via email at

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