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Lecture on Importance of Physical Activity Among Youth at CSUSB

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – The department of kinesiology at Cal State San Bernardino will host a free lecture by Karin A. Pfeiffer, professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University and an expert on physical activity, on Monday, March 3.

The lecture, “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report,” will be from 9:20-10:30 a.m. in CSUSB’s Panorama Room in the Lower Commons. The lecture is open to everyone, particularly students and faculty of kinesiology, staff and the public. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Pfeiffer, who is also a member of MSU’s Center for Physical Activity and Health, will focus on the report’s strategies to increase physical activity among youth. Her research includes physical activity assessments in children as well as interventions designed to increase physical activity levels among young children.

An exercise physiologist with an interest in population-based investigations, Pfeiffer’s research focuses on two major areas: measurement of physical activity and interventions to increase physical activity in children and adolescents, spanning preschool through high school age.

Her expertise has included many school-based studies and she is interested in incorporating families and communities into her research.

The Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University was founded in 2004 as a collaborative project between the departments of kinesiology and epidemiology. The purpose of CPAH is to study the effect of physical activity on human health and well-being throughout a life span, while developing appropriate physical activity intervention strategies.

Pfeiffer’s work is relevant to the public health perspective related to low levels of activity and the increased risk of obesity in American children.

She is currently president-elect of the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine and a fellow and trustee for the American College of Sports Medicine.

The lecture is co-sponsored by CSUSB’s Intellectual Life and Visiting Scholars Committee. For more information about the lecture, contact Shannon Siegel at (909) 537-5358 or email ssiegel@csusb.edu.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown to Host Open House for Constituents

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) invites the public to attend her District Office Open House on Friday, February 28 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Constituents are encouraged to attend, meet Assemblymember Brown and her staff, ask questions and share concerns.

Assemblymember Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, the southwest parts of San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.

The District Office is located at 290 North “D” Street, Ste. 903, San Bernardino, 92401. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Ashley.Jones@asm.ca.gov or call (909) 381-3238.

Purple Rose and Team Maya Host 5K Lupus run/walk

Save the date and get registered for the first annual 5K Lupus run/walk hosted by The Purple Rose Foundation and Team Maya Forever. The event will be held in Riverside at Poly High School, 5450 Victoria Avenue, on Saturday, May 10. The theme for the event is, “My Faith is My Cure”. Participant registration on that day will be at 7: 30 a.m. Runners will start at 8:30 a.m. and walkers will begin at 9 a.m. Please note that there will be a shorter course for those who are unable to do 5k. Early bird registration is from now until April 1 with prices starting at $25 for adults and $15 for children 16 and under. After that the price will go by $10. A family package is available for 1 adult and 2 kids at $45, and 2 adults and 2 kids at $65, price includes a official medal of participation and tee shirt. Participants are welcomed to decorate their own shirts as well. After the walk there will be a HUGE rally with music, food, vendors and more. To register and more information on LUPUS and the Purple Rose Foundation, visit mypurplerose.org.