CRR Diane Kukich, a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America, will again be getting UD employees “up and running” this spring through a Couch to 5K running program, a nine-week training program for beginner runners, offered by the University of Delaware Employee Health and Wellbeing.
CRR Diane Kukich was recently written up as part of an article on the University of Delaware’s first completed “Couch to 5K” program for employees. Kukich is an RRCA-certified running coach who currently holds two Delaware state age-group records—the 20K (50-54, 1:30:56) and the 5 mile (65-69, 39:41).
Kukich will be starting a Couch to 5K program in the fall at UD, turning yet another cadre of so-called “couch potatoes” into capable joggers/runners.
CRR Beth Finkle, UD’s director of Health and Wellbeing, was also mentioned in the article.
Now called “The World’s Fastest Humanitarian,” Dr. John Carlos, who (along with Tommie Smith) shook the world at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City with his raised fist protest on the medal stand, will speak at the University of Delaware’s Trabant University Center Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m.
Titled “Fifty Years Later ‘WE’ Still Raising Our Fists,” this event is a University of Delaware Black History Month lecture and is open to the public free of charge.
Carlos is a renowned former track and field athlete who was inducted in to the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2003.
At the height of the civil rights struggle in the USA, Dr. Carlos made world history during the 1968 Olympics, when he and Smith took to the international stage during the medal ceremony and made a speechless statement heard around the world.
Since 1968, Carlos has continued his life-long mission to improve human rights conditions and to increase changes for the success of our youth.
Those of us who know former University of Delaware cross-country and track and field coach CRR Jim Fischer are indeed thinking how bittersweet an honor this must be for him to be told he’ll be so received by the same institution that five years ago took away from him the job he so loved.
Supremely respected in this community, Fischer will indeed be inducted into the University of Delaware Sports Hall of Fame class of 2016 on October 28, along with other UD sports greats, including Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco.
Associate professor of English and CRR Christine Cucciarre is one of four recipients of this year’s Excellence in Teaching Awards at the University of Delaware. In her own words:
“I want those who were confident coming into my class to realize that there was, and is, more to learn about writing, and those who lacked confidence to know that they have the ability to think and write. And I really try to get them to see writing differently, as a process for making sense of all the new things they are learning.” See full story.
Let’s hear it for those who can both write and teach writing as well as run. Congratulations, Christine.