Student researchers and faculty from throughout the region will be attending the 23rd annual Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium (MSEPS), being hosted by Hope College on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16.
The purpose of the event is to highlight student work in the field sport and exercise psychology in an open forum that will provide unique opportunities for critical feedback and discussion. The symposium showcases the work of upcoming scholars in a one-room setting that allows for open dialogue to occur between students and faculty in a professional, yet friendly, manner. Organized by students, the annual event rotates among several colleges and universities.
In addition to the student research, the symposium will include keynote presentations by Dr. Eddie O’Connor, who is a clinical sport psychologist at the Performance Excellence Center of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids; Dr. Scott VanderStoep, who is dean for the social sciences and a professor of psychology at Hope; and Dr. Kirk Brumels, who is an associate professor of kinesiology and program director of athletic training education at Hope.
The Hope students directing this year’s symposium are juniors Meredith Aja of Traverse City and Sutton Williams of West Olive.