2011 July

Academy Seeks Instructors for Overseas Jobs Now Available

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The United States Sports Academy is now working to recruit employees for our new and expanding international programs in Malaysia, the Middle East and elsewhere. The Academy, which has provided programs to more than 64 countries in the world, is currently working to train physical educational teachers, coaches, athletic trainers and others at all school levels. The contract salary for…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates: Master’s Degree Melanie Logen Allen (Thatcher, Ariz.) – M.S.S. Sports Medicine Joseph L. Casalese (Apopka, Fla.) – M.S.S. Sports Management Kim A. Ensey (Fountain Valley,…

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Henan University, the Shaolin Temple and Academy Creating New Sports Program

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Henan University, the Shaolin Temple and the United States Sports Academy are joining together to create a new sports program in China. Henan University is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is one of the oldest, celebrating its 100th anniversary this coming year. Under the partnership, Henan will provide the land for the new sports academy, while the…

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Dr. Ted Phillips Named the Academy’s New Chair of Sports Studies

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Dr. Ted Phillips, a longtime educator with a strong background in physical education and sport, was named the Academy’s new Chair of Sports Studies. Phillips began his career as an elementary teacher and worked his way up to serving as a university’s physical education program director, professor and college women’s basketball coach. At the Academy, Phillips is expected to play…

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Five Doctoral Teaching Assistant Scholarships Awarded by the Academy

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Five new doctoral teaching assistants, who were chosen from more than 100 applicants, will receive scholarships from the United States Sports Academy worth about $40,000 a year and will arrive on campus to begin their work in August. “This is a very talented group of people,” said Academy President and CEO Thomas P. Rosandich. “We will ensure our residential doctoral…

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People Places & Programs

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Dr. Ted Phillips, Chair of Sport Studies Dr. Thomas. Rosandich attended the annual presidents’ meeting of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Montgomery on June 29, 2011. The AAICU discussed many issues facing their universities, such as a potentially costly U.S. Department of Education rule supported in bills moving through the U.S. Congress that would require every…

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2000 Sport Artist of the Year Charles Billich Plans to Paint Mural in Academy’s Atrium

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2000 Sport Artist of the Year Charles Billich and President and CEO Thomas P. Rosandich discuss painting a mural of a sports clock in the building’s atrium during Billich’s recent visit to the Academy. World-renowned Australian painter Charles Billich is currently working on the design of a 20-foot clock painting, which will be constructed on the outside wall of the…

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Dallas Mavericks’ Nowitzki and Chinese Tennis Player Li Na Named Academy’s June Athletes of the Month

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Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks’ Forward Dirk Nowitzki, who led his team to its first NBA championship, and women’s tennis player Li Na, the first Chinese player, man or woman, to win a Grand Slam singles title, have earned the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female June Athlete of the Month Awards. Nowitzki, whose team defeated the Miami Heat in…

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Academy Honors Smith and Cleary for their Outstanding Contributions to Sports

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Ohio State University Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Gene Smith (center) accepted the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award Thursday, June 16 at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics annual convention in Orlando. Dr. Gary Cunningham (left), an Academy Board of Trustees member and 2005 winner of the Maddox award, made the…

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Tennessee Vice Chancellor Joan Cronan Earns 2011 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award

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Joan Cronan, the Academy’s 2011 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award winner. For the past 28 years, Joan Cronan has led the women’s athletic programs at the University of Tennessee and now she is playing a major role in the school’s sports future as the interim vice chancellor and athletic director for both men’s and women’s athletics. Cronan is the first…

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Iron Bowl Monument Addition

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2009 Sport Artist of the Year, sculptor Bruce Larsen (left), Alabama Rep. Randy Davis, R-Daphne (center), and Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (right) discuss the development of an addition to the Iron Bowl Monument located on the Academy’s campus. Larsen created the monument that pays tribute to the 118-year-old college football rivalry between Alabama and Auburn universities….

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