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EIU Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department Clubs

 Recognized Student Organization (RSO)


KSR Clubs are registered student organizations open to all students in the major concentration areas of: Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), Sport Management, and Recreation. Clubs meet approximately 3 times during the fall and spring semesters; each club has professional meetings as well as social events.  


The KSR Club mission is to assemble KSR students into an organization dedicated to the advancement of all individuals by helping to create a better understanding of wellness, exercise, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and positive sport environments; as well as establishing networks in the KSR profession.


The primary goal of the EIU Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Clubs is to provide support and learning opportunities for the knowledge and skills needed for careers in teaching, coaching, athletic training, fitness, exercise science, sport management, and recreation. 

Meeting Structure: Meetings will last approximately one (1) hour. Events are designed for students in each club to interact with each other through a variety of activities. The KSR Department encourages students to be active members in their respective discipline club.

 Focus Activities Might Include:  

  • Shannon Booth/Run
  • Health Fair Booth
  • IAHPERD State Convention Volunteers
  • IAHPERD Mid-State Convention Volunteers
  • Friend for a Day at Lakeland College
  • Shape Up Illinois
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Other Service Opportunities:

Club Dues:

  • $10 per semester
  • Club Dues Special: $20 per year includes a KSR T-shirt 
  • Additional Dues for Club Specific Needs: TBA

Where Dues Go:

  • Student dues go to their discipline specific club.
  • Money is spent for all club activities as needed and available.

2019-2020 Student Executive Board and Faculty Advisors: To be voted on Spring of the previous academic year or first meeting of the Fall semester of each new academic year.

Role Name Email
Ex. Sci. Faculty Advisors

 Ms. Maranda Schaljo

 Mrs. Colleen Kattenbraker

Ex. Science President  Scott House

Ex. Science Vice President  Sarah Lohman

Ex. Science Secretary  Angela Corcoran
Ex. Science Publicity

 Julia Martin 

 Ashley Gilmore

PETE Faculty Advisor  Dr. Scott Ronspies
PETE President  Tori Wilson
PETE Vice President  Jimmy Sutfin
PETE Secretary  Jaime A Marcos
PETE Treasurer    
Spt. Mgt.  Faculty Advisor  Dr. Kristin Brown
Spt. Mgt. President  Clare Isenhart
Spt. Mgt. Vice President  Mady Poulter
Spt. Mgt. Secretary  Thomas Sobczynski 
Spt. Mgt. Treasurers  Kimmy Kellum
   Josh Cowans
Recreation Faculty Advisor  Dr. James Barkley
Rec. President  Jessica Pelegrino 
Rec. Vice President  Ariel Kibler
Rec. Secretary  Bailey O'Connell
Rec. Treasurer  Taylor Powers
Rec. Communications Officer  Caitlyn Edwards


Social Media – KSS at EIU, Eastern Illinois Exercise Science Club (Facebook); eiuexscience (Instagram)

Other social media outlets might be used according to each discipline-specific club's needs.

KSR Honors Status and Honor Cord Eligibility/Requirements

This is an honorary option at Eastern Illinois University “nested” within the KSR Department. You are eligible to earn Honor Cords to wear at Commencement when the following criteria are met:

  1. Minimum 3.25 GPA
  2. Active member of the KSR discipline-specific club defined by:
    1. Dues paying membership for 3 consecutive semesters.
    2. Attendance at 50% of KSR Club meetings for 3 consecutive semesters.
    3. Documentation of active participation for one KSR Focus Activity per semester for 3 consecutive semesters.
    4. One additional service activity and/or committee member involvement on campus each of your last 3 semesters OR serving as an officer in the KSR Club for one academic semester.   
    5. See list of Sample Activities below (not an exclusive list) that students could use to document service.
    6. Submission of a professional portfolio (Fall Semester – Nov. 1; Spring Semester – April 1) to the KSR discipline-specific club faculty advisor(s). This portfolio will document your active KSR club participation as defined above in #1 and #2, in order to be approved to receive Honor Cords. The two page portfolio submission is based on each student’s personal honor system.  (See sample portfolio HERE).

Examples of Honor Activities:

  • Athletic Events Volunteer Help
  • Carl Sandburg After-School Club
  • Health Fair Booth Volunteer
  • Carl Sandburg Jog-a-thon
  • Canned goods drive
  • IAHPERD Volunteer
  • Blood drive
  • Volunteering (Other University and/or Community Possibilities)
  • Committee Work on Campus
  • Undergraduate Research Involvement
  • Other service activities as previously approved by a club advisor
  • Other Service Opportunities:

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Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

2506 Lantz Building
Charleston, IL
Fax: (217) 581-7973

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