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Research Director of British Olympic Medical Centre to Speak at FSU

Dr. Greg Whyte, an international leader in human performance, will speak at Frostburg State University on Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, as the 2002 Lillian M. Wellner Scholar, a program that brings acclaimed scholars to campus.

Whyte's presentations include "The Impact of Acute and Chronic Exercise on the Heart: Physiologic or Pathologic?" on April 4 at 9:30 a.m., "Performance in Extreme Environments" on April 4 at 2 p.m. and "The Role of the British Olympic Medical Centre in Elite Sport" on April 5 at 10 a.m. All programs will be in the Cordts Physical Education Center's Leake Room and are free and open to the public.

Whyte, now director of research at the British Olympic Applied Research Unit of the British Olympic Medical Centre in Middlesex, England, earned his M.S. in Human Performance from FSU in 1994 and was awarded the R. Bowen Hardesty Award. He came to FSU after completing his undergraduate degree at Brunel University in London, and returned to England for doctoral study at the University of Wolverhampton, where he served on the faculty until Dec. 2000. In Jan. 2001, he was named to his current post.

The Lillian M. Wellner Scholar Distinguished Lecture Series was established by Dr. Harold J. Cordts, former chair of the FSU's Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Named for the late Wellner, a former Frostburg State registrar and physical education instructor, the Series is supported by an endowment established in her name.

For information, call the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at (301) 687-4461.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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