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Feb. 22: Center for Sport and Performance Psychology Opens

Feb. 22 grand opening set.

2013-02-25
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-7-2013

Mankato, Minn. – The Center for Sport and Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies at University Square on the corner of Stadium Road and Warren Street on Friday, Feb. 22 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a short program scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The general public is invited to the ceremonies. Light refreshments will be served in the University Square Mall gathering space near the movie theatre.

The Center for Sport and Performance Psychology works to enhance performance in a number of areas, to include sports, wellness/exercise, performing arts, injury and business/public speaking. The Center opened in January after receiving a Minnesota State Mankato “Big Ideas” grant in February 2012. The Center for Sport and Performance Psychology can be reached by phone at 507-389-1230, and information about the center is available online at http://www.sportandperformance.org.

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies also mark the start of the first North Central Sport Psychology Conference, which will be held Feb. 22-23 at Minnesota State Mankato.
The conference will feature several speakers who are national experts in the psychology of injury, concussions and issues facing women coaches. Graduate students in sport and exercise psychology at Minnesota State Mankato organized the conference. Registration details are available at: https://sites.google.com/site/aaspnorthcentralconference/

Those seeking more information may also contact Cindra Kamphoff, associate professor of sport and exercise psychology at Minnesota State Mankato and director of the Center for Sport and Performance Psychology, by phone at 507-389-6112 or by email at cindra.kamphoff@mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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